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    Fort Myers News-Press, September 7, 2013 - Lera E. Gaddie, 89, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on September 5, 2013 in Fort Myers, Florida. Mrs. Gaddie was born in East Fork, Kentucky, a daughter of the late James T. Russell and Margaret Pendleton. Lera was the widow of William D. Gaddie, Sr, who was a pilot with the Navy and then with Civil Air Transportation/Air America. Mrs. Gaddie had resided in Japan from 1950-1975 and upon her return to Fort Myers was co-owner of Gaddie's Hardware & Marine Supplies on San Carlos Blvd. Her memberships included the Cypress Lake Country Club and the Myerlee Country Club. She was an avid bridge player. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, William D. Gaddie, Jr. of Florida, David A. (Kim) Gaddie of California and Diana (Arveen) Romain of Florida; her grandchildren, Jason, Mark, Matthew and Kathryn Gaddie and Christian, Mette and Ian Romain; one great-grandchild; and her siblings, James D. (Judy) Russell, Marine Caffee both of Kentucky and Marlene Gabehart of Indiana. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The family will be present to receive friends beginning at 1:00 PM. Entombment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
     Fort Myers News-Press, April 29, 2004 - William D. Gaddie, 85, of Ft. Myers, passed away Monday, April 26, 2004. Bill was born in Taylor County, KY, the youngest of 3 children of Everett & Lona (Phillips) Gaddie. His brother and sisters were Turner and Margaret & Mattie Belle Gaddie. He grew up in Campbellsville, KY, where he was active on his high school football and basketball teams. At Campbellsville College, he excelled in basketball. Following his graduation from college, he entered the Navy Officer's Training Program in St. Louis and subsequently went on to the NAS in Pensacola for his flight training. He was a fleet officer and naval aviator at the time of Pearl Harbor in 1941, and continued his military service in the Pacific Theater until the end of the war. Following WWII, he resigned from the Navy and began flying with the Civil Air Transport Service (CAT) in China, and throughout the far East which began a career that lasted 28 years. He flew in Vietnam with Air America, Southern Air Transport, which carried the reputation of 'Anytime, Anyplace, Anything, PROFESSIONALLY'. While he was flying for CAT, he flew missions into Red China, Indonesia and elsewhere in Asia, many were secret 'black' missions, dropping supplies and operatives. He volunteered to fly air drops into the beleaguered French Garrisons at Dien Bien Phu during the Indo-China War. He flew missions for Air America which was ultimately the secretly financed operation by the Central Intelligence Agency. He flew regular flights into Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia during the Vietnam war and was one of the last pilots out of Vietnam when the country fell. In 1965, he transitioned into jet aircraft and continued as a commercial airline pilot with Southern Air Transport until his retirement in 1975. He and Lera retired to Ft. Myers after having lived in Peiping (Beizing), Canton, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo, and subsequently built the Gaddie True-Value Hardware store at the corner of Kelly Road and San Carlos Blvd., in south Ft. Myers until he retired again in 1983. Bill was an avid golfer during his flying days and often took his clubs with during his flights. He was a Legacy member of the Cypress Lake Country Club. Bill was a wonderful provider and a great husband and father. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lera; his daughter, Diana R. (Arveen) Romain, Kalispell, MT; 2 sons, William 'Donnie' Gaddie, Jr., St. James City and David A. (Kimberly) Gaddie, El Paso, TX; a brother, Turner Gaddie, Campbellsville, KY and 7 grandchildren. Memorial funeral services will be celebrated at the Cypress Lake United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 30, 2004 at 11:00 AM. Arrangements by the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
   Fort Myers News-Press, December 20, 2012 - Bronna Durrance Gaddy, of Fort Myers, FL, entered her eternal rest on December 16, 2012. She was born in Fort Meade, FL on September 19, 1924. She graduated from Fort Meade High School in 1942 and earned her B.S. from Florida State University in mathematics and education in 1946. She worked as an educator in Fort Meade and Clermont, before marrying Leon Gaddy. They moved to Fort Myers in 1948, and were members of First United Methodist Church before becoming charter members of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. In 2001 Bronna joined Cypress Lake United Methodist Church. Bronna earned her M.S. in Library Science and taught for more than 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon, her sister Helen Ruth Smith, and her son Leon Gaddy Jr. She is survived by her sister Virginia Durrance, her daughters Sherolyn Dorman and Yvonne Wright (Sam) and her son Jerry Gaddy; her grandchildren Melody Goodspeed (Richard Brown), Matthew Sadlier (Leann), Samuel Wright, Jr., Rebekah Wright and Indigo Barclay; her great-grandchildren Tyler and Audra Goodspeed. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 21, service at 11 AM (with viewing beginning at 10 AM) at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Rev. Dr. Samuel Wright will be presiding. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations in memory of Bronna be made to the Florida United Methodist Childrens Home, 51 Childrens Way, Enterprise, FL 32725 or Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Fort Myers News-Press May 31, 2007 Leon Monroe Gaddy, Jr., 54, a native of Fort Myers passed away May 26, 2007. He was preceded in death by his father, Leon M. Gaddy, Sr. Leon Jr. was born February 6, 1953 to Leon and Bronna Gaddy in Fort Myers, FL. He graduated from Fort Myers High School and attended college on a track scholarship. At least one of Leon's track records has yet to be broken. After college, Leon worked in the fabrication industry (aluminum and screening) until his retirement. He was an avid billiard player and loved his family and was a loving uncle. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his mother Bronna Gaddy of Fort Myers, two sisters and a brother, Sherolyn Dorman (Douglas) of Fort Myers, Yvonne Wright (Dr. Samuel) of Miami, Jerry Gaddy of Fort Myers, four nieces and nephews and a great niece and nephew.in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made in his name to Florida United Methodist Children's Home, 51 Main St., Enterprise, FL 32725.A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, 8570 Cypress Lake Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33919 on Saturday, June 2 at 11 AM.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 29, 1998 - Leon Monroe Gaddy, Sr., 74, of Fort Myers died Monday, April 27, 1998. Mr. Gaddy moved to Fort Myers in 1948 from Clermont, Fla., establishing himself as a general building contractor. A WW II veteran, he served three years in the European Theater. He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife: Bronna Gaddy; two sons: Leon M. Gaddy, Jr., and Jerry M. Gaddy of Fort Myers; two daughters: Sherolyn Beaver of Fort Myers, and Yvonne Wright and her husband Sam of Tallahassee, Fla.; four grandchildren; and one brother: Jack Gaddy of St. James City. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 30, 1998, at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home. Interment private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, 936-0555

Fort Myers News-Press, March 4, 2007-Charles L. Gaffin entered into eternal life in Heaven on March 1, 2007. He was preceded in death by his brother, Leon Gaffin of Cape Coral. He leaves behind his wife, Betty; sons, Tim Gaffin, Tim Westervelt (Shannon), daughter, Lee Ann Smith (Jack) and grandchildren Jaclynn, Summerlynn, Chandler and Caleb. He has four sisters Betty, Berma (Jim), Marilyn (Gene), Vivian (Jack) and several nephews and nieces. He was born in Bentonville, Ohio on September 23, 1929 to Roy and Hazel Gaffin. He retired from Cinn. Milacron in 1987. He and Betty moved to Cape Coral in 1988. He was a Man of strong faith, shown by his constant prayers even in his darkest days. God's will was well with his soul. He was a member of McGregor Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at 10 am. Funeral service at 11 am, Tuesday March 6th, McGregor Baptist Church. Burial at Coral Ridge Funeral Home following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity.

Fort Myers News-Press, Sep 26, 1985 - Victor M Gage, 76, passed away at his home in St James City, Sept 26, 1985. He is survived by his wife, Naomi; daughter Mrs. Ed Pettit, and a son David, of Lansing, Michigan; Sisters Mrs.Floyd Farnholtz and Mrs Glenn Fisher of Winona, MI and Mrs Paul Martz of Arkansas;step daughter Jacquelyn Thomas of Saranac, MI and three grandchildren. Memorial services at St John’s Episcopal Church, Pine Island at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept 28, 1985. National Cremation Society.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 20, 2007--Barbara Jean Gagnon, age 62, of Cape Coral, passed away on April 18, 2007 due to complication of Lung Cancer. She was born January 11, 1945 in St. Maries, Idaho, the daughter of the late James T. and Gladys A. Wilkinson. She is survived by her devoted husband of 37 years, Ron Gagnon. After traveling the country during Ron's military career, Barbara and Ron settled in Cape Coral, in 1985. Barbara is a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8463, and member of the Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserve Association, Unit 144, DAV Auxiliary and National Counsel of Corvette Clubs, Inc. Barbara dedicated her life to her family, lovingly caring for her home and garden. She took great pleasure in being a wife, mother and grandmother and she brought joy into all lives she touched. Barbara and Ron enjoyed spending their weekends showing their white Corvette at Car Shows throughout the State of Florida. Barbara is also survived by her two daughters and their spouses, Sharon and Rob Barkus of Cape Coral and Tina and Michael Swab of Vancouver Washington; her precious granddaughters, Krystle Swab, Rachel Swab and Cheyenne Lee Gagnon; her brothers, Roy Wilkinson (Jane) of Kennewick Washington, Marvin Wilkinson (Jerri) of Potlach Idaho; her sisters Darlene Dorcheus (Dale) of Ariel Washington, Janice Barichello (Gary) of St. Maries Idaho, Kathleen Traina (Vince)of Kent Washington and Mickey Giese (Jerry) of Ridgefield Washington. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her. Barbara was pre-deceased by her brother James Wilkinson and sister Launa Spurgeon. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3-5 PM at Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home. Graveside committal services will be on Monday at 11:00 AM at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home-Cremation Service, 3740 Del Prado Blvd, Cape Coral, Florida 33904, 239-542-3161.
   Cape Coral Daily Breeze, June 5, 2010 - Chief Petty Officer USN Ret. Ron Gagnon, 63, died June 3, 2010 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida. He was born in Dover, NH, December 20, 1946. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Barbara. He was retired from the US Navy and US Postal Service. He enjoyed fishing, racing stock cars and showing his corvettes at car shows. Ron was a life member of the VFW, DAV and VVA. He was a member of Corvettes on the Gulf, Hot Chili Rods car Club, Fleet Reserve Assoc., Swift Boat Sailors Assoc., DESA, NALC, and FL Chief Petty Officer Assoc. He is survived by his daughter Sharon J. Gagnon and granddaughter Cheyenne Gagnon of Cape Coral. Memorials may be made to Operation Open Arms, Attn: John Bunch, P.O. Box 101, St. James City, FL 33952 Visitation will be Monday 6 8 p.m at Fuller Cape Coral Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral. The funeral will be conducted Tuesday at noon at the funeral home, followed by interment at Coral Ridge Cemetery with full Military Honors. Leave online condolences at www.fullerfuneralhome.com
    Tressa Danielle Gaines, 27, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013. She was born on May 7, 1986 in Buffalo, New York. Tressa attended Cypress Lake High School and was a graduate of Belz Academy. She enjoyed; horseback riding, arts and crafts, animals, bowling, swimming, walking her dogs. She was last employed as a Boarding Pass Agent at Fort Myers Airport and at Gulf Coast Humane Society. Tressa is survived by her loving family including her parents, Barbara Mary Gaines and John "Doug" Gaines; sisters, Erin Crawley and Crystal Gaines; grandmother, Grace Gaines; aunts, Kathy (Dan) Harrigan, and Debbie Pirinelli; uncles, Roger Gaines and Rick Gaines; animal companions, "Little Bear", "Scrapper" and "Winky". Tressa is preceded in death by her grandfather, John Gaines; grandparents, Leo and Marie Ackroyd; and her dog, "Sampson". She was the most loving daughter to her parents and family. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 am on Tuesday. September 17th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon on Tuesday at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 SW 20th Ave., Cape Coral. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com   to share in Tressa's Life Story and to leave thoughts and memories for her family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 9, 2012 - Adolph R. Galic, 81, passed away January 5, 2012. He was born September 1, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Adolph J. and Roberta (Murton) Galic. He moved to Lee County in 1974. He was a retired army veteran and loved watching wrestling and playing with his pet cockatiel Lucy. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Hazelle and brother, Robert. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Tina and Debbie and step daughters Susan and Elaine; sister Ruth; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  There will be a visitation Tuesday, January 10th from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 1:00 followed by interment in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 17, 2006 - Hazelle P. (Daffron) Galic, 90, of Cape Coral died August 15, 2006, she was born in Ragland, Alabama a daughter of the late Sidney L and Emma Daffron, she moved to Cape Coral from Mississippi in 1974, she was a former member of First Assembly of God, she enjoyed sewing and gardening. Mrs. Galic is survived by her husband of 44 years Adolph, her daughters Susan Eady of Cape Coral, Elaine Smith of Venice, her grandchildren Tracey and Laura, 4 great grandchildren. A funeral service celebrating her life will be conducted in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Saturday at 11 AM.. The family willl receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 3-5 PM. Interment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens, 239-936-0555.

Fort Myers News-Press Apr 25, 2004 Willie Ruth Keen Gaik, 69, a native of Ft. Myers, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2004. Ruth was an active member of American Legion Post 351 where she enjoyed Bingo, bowling and other social gatherings. She is survived by daughters: Ruth Weinstock, Rhonda (Powers) Collins, and Kathy (Powers) Haughen; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; and 1 sister. There will be a Memorial Service beginning at 6 PM on Monday, April 26, 2004 at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., in Fort Myers.

  Fort Myers News-Press, November 15, 1941-- Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence Powell chapel for Clinton Gailey, draftee who died of a heart attack while in service at Fort Eustis, Va. The Rev. William M. Hunter of Fort Myers Beach will officiate. Pallbearers will be Charles Green, Harvey Allison, Tom Williams, Glenn Roberts, Elmo Santini and Ernest
Trowbridge.

   Fort Myers News-Press, March 20-23, 2011 - Marie L. (Bianchi) Galante-Assenzio, 103 of Cape Coral, FL passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. She was born on July 4, 1907 in Brooklyn, NY. She was the fourth of eight children born to Vincent and Vincenzia Ruotolo Bianchi. In 1926 she married Anthony Galante, together they had five children. Mrs. Galante-Assenzio moved to Cape Coral in the fall of 1968 from Cleveland, OH. She has been a member of the Italian American Club of Cape Coral for over 40 years. She served as President of the Cape Coral Democratic Club. She was a parishioner at St. Andrew Catholic Church since 1968. She loved cooking and baking. She is survived by her loving family including her children, Richard (Barbara) Galante, Colonel's Leonard (Susan) Galante, USAF Ret., and Marilyn Galante (Kenneth)Schuman; 13 grandchildren, Diane Kozel, Michael (Robin) Galante, Roberta Galante, Tom (Kim) Galante, Lisa (Manuel) Sena, Laura (Michael) Hartman, Linda (Michael) Griffin, Leonard (Lisa) Galante, Jr., Kenneth (Karen) Schuman, Jr., Brian (Sandra) Schuman, Kimberly Schuman, Karen Schuman Barnes and Donna Schuman (Rejean) Germain; 19 great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren with one on the way- Baby Ella. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Anthony M. Galante, son Donald Galante, daughter, Dolores Regnone; grandsons, Richard Galante, Jr. and Gregory Galante; great grandson Timothy Clos; and her second husband of 18 years, Roswell T. Assenzio. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 23rd from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., (corner of Pine Island & Chiquita), Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Health Park Care Center (Manatee Way) and Hope Hospice for their loving care of Marie "Nana" for the past 4 ? years. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in Marie's life story and to leave online thoughts and memories for her family.

FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Sept. 28, 1927--Funeral services for Robert S. Gallimore, 45, who died at the Lee county hospital Monday, were held yesterday afternoon at Engelhardt's funeral home by the Rev. F. A. Shore. Burial followed in Fort Myers cemetery. Mr. Gallimore, who is survived by his wife and two children, came to Fort Myers five years ago. He was a native of Birmingham, England. He served in the Boer war and received a Distinguished Service Cross for capturing single handed a detachment of native soldiers.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS , June 7, 1953 Mrs. Altha Galloway, 70, a resident of Fort Myers since 1939, died at her residence yesterday. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John Schultz of Fort Myers; sister, Mrs. H. F. Faulkner of Manchester, GA, and two grandchildren, Bill Schultz and Beverly Schultz of Fort Myers. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home. (Fort Myers Cemetery)

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 5, 1933--Mrs. Nell Galloway, 33, died early yesterday morning at the Lee Memorial hospital. She was a resident of Bonita Springs. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Bonita Springs Baptist church with the Rev. W. H. Edwards in charge. Interment will follow in the Bonita Springs cemetery. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of funeral arrangements. Mrs. Galloway is survived by her husband, L. H. Galloway.

Fort Myers News-Press, 30 May 2007 -- Sam Galloway, Sr., born in October of 1921, died at 2:45 pm on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, while under the Care of Hope Hospice. Sam was predeceased by his wife, Mary Ann Galloway, and son, Michael David Galloway. He is survived by his wife Suzanne Galloway; brother Bobby Galloway of Miami; son Sam Galloway, Jr. (Kathy); Daughter, Teta Roberts (Perry), Grandchildren Georgia Roberts and Brandon Roberts, Sam Galloway III (Jennifer) and Carol Marie; Robert Galloway (Tracey), Will and Olivia, Katherine Dougherty (Tom), Thomas and Evan, all of Fort Myers as well as stepchildren Michael Hagen (Janet), Hunter and Patrick of Fort Myers, Phillip Hagen (Shirley) of Bocas Del Toro, Panama; Elly Hagen Memoli (Phil) and Max; Katy Hagen Hannon, Caroline and Sara, all of Fort Myers.He is also survived by numerous friends, who took pleasure in being a part of his day life and the care given to him every day over the years.Sam was born in Decatur, Georgia, and moved to Miami when he was a small child. He attended Miami Senior High School and the University of Florida, where he was a member of the SAE Fraternity. He remained a faithful Gator fan throughout the years!Sam and Mary Ann Shackelford were married in Miami May 1943. In 1946 Sam moved to Fort Myers where Sam began the daily regimen what of was to become one of the fastest-growing businesses in Fort Myers. What was once Tropical Motors in 1927 located to downtown Fort Myers, renamed to Lee Motors, then relocated to Colonial Blvd in 1963 where Sam was still at the helm and continued until the 1970 rename to the present Sam Galloway Ford. Together with son Sam Jr., he laid the ground work that has become one of the largest employers in Lee County.Sam was a founding member of Cypress lake Country Club, former long time member of Royal Palm Yacht Club, Elks Club #1288, First Presbyterian Church, American Legion, and the Araba Shrine.Sam enjoyed spending summers in Highlands, North Carolina where he had been a member of Wildcat Country Club. While in the mountains, he became famous for making jellies and often brought as much as 20 cases of his jelly back to Fort Myers, which he kept stashed away in his office for special people. He also took up baking in his later years and specialized in pound cakes, although it is said that he tossed away as many cakes as made it to the table.During his final months, he set up an informal "sitting room" in the garage of his villa, Complete with recliner chairs and television. Neighbors, friends and family members dropped by to visit on a regular basis. It was there that he spent his happiest times as his illness progressed and he was no longer able to spend time at the dealership.The family is indebted to Hope Hospice for their faithful service and guidance, and to Dr. Salopak, Sheila Barbato, RN, Brandi Burke, SSC and Jane Hunsucker LPN and all the members of the Hospice support team.Services to remember Sam will be held at First Presbyterian Church at 2438 Second Street in downtown Fort Myers at 11:00 on Friday June 1st with the Reverend Dr. Derek Richman officiating, Father Edward McNamara, close family friend assisting. Luncheon will be served on the patio following service. Donations in Sam's name to Hope Hospice will be appreciated (9740 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908) or The Soup Kitchen, PO Box 2143, Fort Myers, Florida 33902
   Fort Myers News-Press, May 22, 2011 – Carol (Hirsch) Gamiel, 86 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at her home. She was born on May 28, 1924 in Talling Germany, to Nathan and Henrietta Meyer Hirsch. Mrs. Gamiel moved to the area in 1982 from Wilmington, Delaware. Carol and her husband, John were founding and dedicated members of Temple Judea.  She is survived by her loving family including her two sons, Alan (Sandra) Gamiel of Cape Coral and Randy (Lois) Gamiel of Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren, Kimmy Green, Kerri Eckstien, Beth Osbourn, Heather Gibbons and Jennifer Kemp; eleven great grandchildren; brother, Herbert Hirsch of Toms River, NJ. Mrs. Gamiel was preceded in death by her husband, John Jacob Gamiel in January 1988 and her son, Kevin Gamiel in March 1995. Graveside services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, May 24th at Coral Ridge Cemetery, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave online thoughts and memories for her family.
    The News-Press from March 21 to March 22, 2010--Harold C. Gantt, Sr., passed away at Lee Memorial HealthPark on Thursday, March 18, 2010. Harold was born in South Carolina on June 22, 1925. He was 84 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bunch. He is survived by his children, Ronald D. Gantt (Maria) of Cape Coral, Joyce Gantt of Lehigh Acres, Harold C. Gantt, Jr. (Kerri) of Fort Myers, and Carolyn R. Maze (Ray) of Cape Coral, his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Harold is retired from the Fort Myers News-Press and was a long-standing active member and Deacon of Cypress Lake Baptist Church. Harold was a staff sergeant in the 27th Regiment of the 25th Infantry Division Special Services in the Philippine invasion. He was in combat for 165 straight days on the island of Luzan. Harold's job was scouting for information on the enemy. When he completed the missions he was sent back out to scout for combat patrols. Harold has always said his survival was an "act of God". Harold received the Bronze Star, the fourth highest award for wartime service, for "meritorious achievement in ground combat against the armed enemy during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations". Visitation is on Sunday, March 21, 2010, from 3:00. to 4:30 P.M. at Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL. There will be visitation at Cypress Lake Baptist Church, 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL, at 12:00 P.M. on Monday March 22, 2010. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 P.M. Internment, with military honors, will follow at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, July 7, 2010 - Celestino Garcia, 92, of Cape Coral died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at his home. He was born on July 21, 1917, in Nueva Paz, Habana, Cuba, to Celestino Garcia and Matilde Migenes de Garcia. He moved to Cape Coral 14 years ago from Chicago. He enjoyed photography, culinary, gardening, sewing and most recently, painting. He attended Cape Coral Assembly of God, and loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with all his heart. He is survived by his loving family, including his daughter, Helen (Eddie Valdez) Garcia-Valdez of Cape Coral; granddaughter, Michelle (Jared) Falconer of Chicago; great-granddaughter, Isabella Ana Falconer; and sister, Matilde Garcia. He was predeceased by his wife, Ana Garcia. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 10, at Cape Coral Assembly of God, 717 Skyline Blvd., Cape Coral, with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefunerlhome.com  to leave thoughts and condolences for his family. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral

    Fort Myers News-Press, April 25, 1949 -- Joaquin Garcia, 53, of 14 Williams Street, died of a heart attack around 2PM yesterday while driving his car along First Street. He became ill at First and Fowler, east of the stoplight. The car went out of control and ran over the curb before stopping. An employee at Black’s Service Station called a Lawrence A Powell ambulance. Garcia had been under treatment for some time for heart trouble. There was no evidence of foul play and no inquest will be held. The incident was investigated by Constable Jimmy Flynn. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Garcia, three sons, Daniel Garcia, Groton CT, Thomas and Louis Garcia of Fort Myers, and five daughters, Mrs. Mary Billon, Belleville NJ, and the misses Irene, Catherine, Elizabeth and Beatrice Garcia of Fort Myers. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Powell Funeral Home. (Fort Myers Cemetery)

    The News-Press, October 26, 2008 - Laura (Pena) Garcia of Fort Myers, Florida and formerly of Portage, Indiana, passed away on Friday. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Garcia and the Tomas Pena, beloved sister of Rachel (Vince) Galati and the Late Joseph (Sue) Pardo, Godmother of Laura (Joe) Niedbola, aunt to Linda (Bob) Bos and Mike (Penny) Harris and many nieces and nephews. Viewing will be on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 9:30-10:00 AM, with a funeral service to follow at 10 AM, all at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home in Fort Myers, FL, (239) 334-4880.

   Fort Myers News-Press, February10-11, 2011 - Louis F. Garcia, 88, passed away February 7, 2011. He was born January 20, 1923 in Harbor City, California to the late Joaquim and Mary (Rabello) Garcia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Mary (Joseph) Dillon, Irene Garcia, Elizabeth Garcia; brothers, Daniel (Lillian) Garcia, and Thomas (Loretta) Garcia. He lived his early life in Groton, Conn where he worked at the Electric Boat Company, building submarines. He came to Fort Myers in 1945. He married Bernice Molter Garcia on June 6, 1948 and started Garcia's Tune Up Shop in 1949 on Lafayette Street in Fort Myers. He serviced automobiles and specialized in carburetors, ignitions and brakes for 33 years. Mr. Garcia is survived by his wife of 62.5 years, Bernice; sisters, Beatrice Garcia and Catherine Willis; 3 children, Michael (Judy) Garcia of Riverview, Florida, Paula (Gilbert) Kaminski of Fort Myers, Kenneth (Lucia) Garcia of Sarasota; 5 grandchildren, Audra Bartling, Clarice Alderman, Shawn Garcia all of Riverview, Florida, Randy Nychyk, and Mark Sheffield of Fort Myers and 9 great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 AM at St. Cecilias Catholic Church, 5932 Sunrise Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33919. Internment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County or the American Lung Association.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 14, 2000 - Melissa Sue Garcia, 27, Fort Myers, died Thursday. Services private. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, Fort Myers. FMHS 1990

     Rafaela Garcia , age 94, of LaBelle passed away June 9, 2012 in LaBelle. Rafaela was born June 12, 1917 in Mexico, the daughter of the late Francisco Galvan and the late Maria Hernandez.  She is survived by sons: Ricardo, Pedro, Gustavo, and Salvador, daughters: Rosa, Elvita and Concepcion, brothers: Ruben and Wilfredo sister: Consueslo, thirty-four grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren.  The funeral service was held 4:00 pm, Wed. June 13, 2012 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Ben McGowan officiating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle.  Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle

  Fort Myers News-Press, October 26, 1941 - Funeral services for A. A. Gardner, 83-year-old Lee county pioneer of Fort Myers and Alva, will be held at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. Andrew D. Milstead officiating. The pallbearers will be J. R. Stewart, John M. Moring, W. P. Henley, L. M. Stroup, C. L. Starnes, I. E. Foxworthy. Interment will be at the Fort Myers Cemetery.

  St Petersburg Times, May 30, 2010 - Douglas Gardner, 61, of Palm Harbor, passed away suddenly on May 23. He leaves his loving wife Kathleen and Golden Retriever,"Pilot"; brother, Fred; sister, Sarah VanDuyne; with many nieces and nephews and hundreds of very personal friends whose lives were inspired by Doug's positive attitude towards life. Doug graduated USF where he majored in business and engineering after an enlistment in the Navy. He was a sales engineer for Fireye, a division of United Technologies and traveled extensively. He helped many friends get into professional sales over his long career. An accomplished craftsman and fine woodworker, Doug built his home on Indian Bluff Island, two boats and spent the past eight years building a high performance aircraft. All of Doug's friends, especially his island neighbors, his aviation partners and business associates were a huge part of his life. A Celebration of Doug Gardner's Life will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at 2:30 pm at the Crystal Beach Community Church, 625 Crystal Beach Avenue Crystal Beach, FL 34681 www.crystalbeachcc.org. Donations In Memory of Douglas Gardner to Crystal Beach Community Enrichment P.O. Box 281 Crystal Beach, FL 34681. crystalbeachcommunity.com. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home 727-796-1992, SylvanAbbey.com

     Fort Myers News-Press, December 4, 2012 - Timothy A. Gardner of Sanibel Island, Florida, died on November 25, 2012, of an embolism. He was 70 years old.Tim was born on December 6, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Glendale, Ohio. After graduating from Glendale's Princeton High School in 1959, he attended the University of Kentucky, receiving B.S. degrees in Agriculture and Chemistry. It was here that he met Carol Bugg of Alexandria, Virginia, and married her in 1965.Tim served in the U.S. Army Veterinary Medical Corps during the Vietnam era and, from 1970 to 1988, worked as Product Manager for regulating agricultural pesticides at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.Tim and Carol became full-time residents of Sanibel, Florida, in 1988. For the next 24 years, until the time of his death, Tim was an outstanding volunteer in many Island organizations. He was a past President of Island Water Association and served on its Board of Directors for thirteen years. He was President of the International Osprey Foundation, the Clam Bayou Preservation Association, and Vice President of the Bayous Preservation Association. He was a current Board member of the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society and a past Board member of both the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF). He was certified as an emergency rescue volunteer for CROW and a "Ding" Darling heavy equipment operator; he was a SCCF Loggerhead Sea Turtle permittee (a program in which he volunteered from May through September for 21 years), and was certified as a member of the City of Sanibel Community Emergency Response Team. He served on a variety of committees including SCCF Research, City of Sanibel Wildlife, and was chairman of the City of Sanibel Conservation Committee. He founded the "Save Silver Key" project and was instrumental in the key's preservation. He worked on the SCCF Surface Water Quality Monitoring and the Florida Lake Watch program and the SCCF and "Ding" Darling Small Mammal Survey Studies. In addition, Tim served for four years as a Lee County Commissioner for Mosquito Control and, to top it all off, ran the Island Cinema's projectors two nights a week.As a co-founder of the Clam Bayou Preservation Association, Tim worked with the City of Sanibel to reconnect Clam Bayou to the Blind Pass Ecosystem. As a co-founder of the Bayous Preservation Association, he brought his many talents to bear on the joint Lee County/CEPD project to reopen Blind Pass.Tim was the consummate volunteer, a man of great ability, integrity, energy, dedication and humor, working to protect the ecosystems that are critical to Sanibel's native wildlife. He is survived by his wife, Carol, of Sanibel, his brother, Tom Gardner, of Elkins, West Virginia, his sister-in law, Valerie Bugg, of Louisville, Colorado, his nephew, Kevin Bugg, of San Mateo, California, and his nieces, Hilary Heath and Pamela Bell, of Lewisville, Colorado.A memorial service will be held at the Shell Point Village Church, 15100 Shell Point Rd., on Wednesday, December 12, at 11:15 A.M.Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to the following charities, all on Sanibel, FL 33957: CROW, P.O. Box 150; International Osprey Foundation, P.O. Box 250; Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road; or "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society, P.O. Box 565
     Fort Myers News-Press, December 17, 2013 - Peter Anthony Gargano, Jr., 79, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013. Peter was born in Waukegan, Illinois, on October 11, 1934, to Peter and Mary Gargano. He married Cecile Rivelli on June 9, 1956, in North Chicago. They moved to Fort Myers in 1960. In 1965, Peter started Pioneer Real Estate which he continued until his death. In addition to being an active real estate broker for nearly fifty years, Peter developed two of the earliest condominium projects in Southwest Florida: Lake Lawn Condominiums and Town and River Condominiums, and owned several restaurants. Peter was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Aside from his parents, Peter was preceded in death by his brother, Ciro; his sister, Marie DeSalvo; and his daughter, Lisa Gargano Combs. Peter is survived by his wife, Cecile M. Rivelli Gargano; his children, Tony (Jessie) Gargano, Peter Gargano III, Mary Jo (Steve) Merando and Frank Combs; ten (10) grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, including his niece, Sandi, who was by his side until the end. The funeral will take place at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with a reception to follow at tony and Jessie Gargano’s home.

  The Fort Myers Press, April 20, 1911 - Mrs. Garner Dies at Alva. A very sad death yesterday was that of Mrs. A. E. Garner of Alva. She was one of the oldest residents there and loved by all who were acquainted with her. We have been unable to ascertain the cause of death as yet.

Fort Myers Tropical News, Tues., Nov. 16, 1926 - Miss Charlean Garner died Monday morning at the home of her sister Mrs. Victor Hough in Valencia Terrace. She had been seriously ill since Thursday. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Engelhardt mortuary with Rev. J. R. Henry of the Presbyterian church in charge. The body was shipped last night to Nelsonville, Ohio, for interment. Miss Garner was 29 years old. For the past year she has had charge of the art department of the M. Flossie Hill store. The store was closed yesterday during the hour for services and the entire staff attended the funeral. Miss Garner was a member of the Presbyterian church and also belonged to the Business and Professional Women's club.

Fort Myers Press, February 22, 1923 - Little Marie Garner, the eleven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garner of Upcohol, died at their home Sunday afternoon after an illness of about a week. Her youngest sister, Erva Garner, nine years of age, died Wednesday noon. The bereaved parents have the sincere sympathy of the community.

   Fort Myers News-Pres, January 1, 2012 - Henry Martin Garner,  93, of Lehigh Acres formerly of New York City died peacefully on December 26, 2011. He was born on December 7, 1918 in Barbados. He Immigrated to New York City in 1953. He was a veteran of the Royal Air Force. He was Past Master of Prince Hall Masonic Lodge. He was a founding member and Past President of the Carribean-American Social club of Lehigh Acres.He was a Master Gardener with the University of Florida agricultural extension program. He was predeceased by his parents Robert & Martha Garner, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Surviving are his wife of 70 years Enid; His children Lucille, Esther, Anita,Victor, and Grace; his grandchildren Michele(Dwayne) Rouse, Reginald and Michael Belgrave, Thomas and Evette Pinder and Kristina Garner; numerous great-grandchildren. The family will recieve friends on Wednesday January 4, 2012 from 10 to 11am at Christ United Methodist Church 1430 Homestead Blvd. North in Lehigh Acres. Funeral service will follow at 11am. Entombment will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Christ United Methodist Chancel Choir. Arrangements by the Hodges-Farley Funeral Home 1100 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres.www.farleyfuneral.com.

Fort Myers News-Press July 11, 2009 Ila Garner, 84, beloved Mother, Grandmother, Greatgrandmother, Sister and Aunt went home to be with the Lord July 10, 2009. Ila was born in Hahira,Georgia, December 20, 1924.She was predeceased by her husband, Dan Garner; daughter, Vicky Sparks; three brothers and one sister. She is survived by children Mary (Larry) Howard, Linda Harris, Dana Goolsby, Buddy Garner, Frank Garner, Debbie (Mickey) West, Rick Garner, Jayne (Larry) Price; 29 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Giddens and Inez (L.T.) Sellers; brother, Jack (Sheila) Clanton; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Services will be Tuesday July 14, 2009, 1:00 p.m. at Olga Baptist Church with visitation one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908. Services in care of Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services

  FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 22, 1932--Funeral services for J. Frank Garner, county clerk, will be held at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon at the residence on Second street. Burial will be in the Fort Myers cemetery. Mr. Garner died Wednesday morning from a shotgun wound. A coroner's jury called it suicide, but intimate friends still held the opinion yesterday that it was an accident. Mr. Garner apparently had been cleaning his guns preparatory to a hunting trip he planned after a scheduled meeting of the county commission. The charge entered his body below the heart and he died almost instantly...The Rev. F. A. Shore of St. Luke's Episcopal church and the Rev. C. T. Tew of the First Baptist church, will officiate at the funeral today...Active pallbearers will be J. H. Tarrer, Judge George W. Whitehurst, William J. Wood, W. Glenn Gibson, J. Bowers Campbell and Martin Shultz. Honorary pallbearers will be Sheriff F. B. Tippins, John M. Boring, A. N. Odom, B. C. Headley, W. A. Sheppard, Geroge Presson, R. W. Randall, Rab Davis, H. B. Hoyer, Roy Larson, Gilmer Heitman, Judge N. G. Stout, Dr. B. P.Matheson, Cy Stewart and J. B. McCann. All offices in the courthouse will be closed during the hours of the funeral. The county commission members indicated they would attend in a body to pay their last respects to the man who has acted as secretary to their board for many years...Indications were the funeral would be attended by hundreds of persons, although it was recognized only a small portion of the friends, hoping to attend could be accommodated at the home, the services are being held there in conformity with wishes of the family. James Franklin

FORT MYERS PRESS - February 22, 1923 Little Marie Garner, the eleven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garner of Upcohol, died at their home Sunday afternoon after an illness of about a week. Her youngest sister, Erva Garner, nine years of age, died Wednesday noon. The bereaved parents have the sincere sympathy of the community.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 12, 2012 - Edna Ruth Garofano, 101, of Fort Myers passed away Saturday. She was born in Tampa, Florida to Wilhelm and Laura Johnson Meininger on April 6, 1911. She was raised in Sarasota where she attended school and later worked as a waitress. She worked at many fine establishments in Sarasota, New York City and Fort Myers. She later became a registered nurse and was employed at Lee Memorial Hospital over a period of 27 years. Edna was a devout Catholic who practiced her faith daily. She was a member of the Third Order of the Franciscan. Edna was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Anthony T. Garofano, sisters, Neva and Belle, brother, Jesse and daughter, Marlene Pavese. She is survived by her sister, Wilora Simpson of Sarasota; daughter, Shirley Fabrio of North Fort Myers; 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, June 13th, at 9:30 AM at Saint Cecilia Catholic Church, 5632 Sunrise Dr., Fort Myers. Interment to follow at Lee Memorial Park.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, March 21, 2011 - George A. Garr, 80, who was born April 2, 1930, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Cape Coral. He was a 30-plus-year member of AA. He is preceded by in death by a son, Michael; four brothers; and one sister. He will be deeply missed by his children, Carolyn (David) Dutschke of Cape Coral, Patrick Owens of Lexington, S.C., Connie (Ron) Caswell of Louisville, Ky., and Kathy (Joe) Smith of Clarksville, Ind.; brother, Donnie (Mary Ellen) Garr; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, at Christ Community Church, 4801 Orange Grove Blvd., North Fort Myers. Interment will be in Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to share in George's life and leave online thoughts and memories for his family

  Fort Myers News-Press April 24, 2009 Julia (Julie) Merritt Garrett, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, of Fort Myers, Florida, died April 22, 2009. She was born on December 16, 1931 in Coffee County, Georgia.Julie worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C. until she and her husband, James, moved to central Florida in 1956 and settled in Lee County in 1968. Julie graduated from Nursing School in 1979. She worked in several area hospitals and as a private duty nurse until her retirement in 1997. Julie's greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family.Julie is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, James Garrett, daughter Deborah Garrett-Hagen, son-in-law Greg Hagen, daughter Donna Garrett Boltz, son-in-law Cliff Boltz, and grandsons, Garrett and Riley Hagen.A memorial service and celebration of Julie's life will be held at Cypress Lake Country Club, 6767 Winkler Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33909 at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2009. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Julie's name be made to the Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Fort Myers News-Press, 20 Oct 2005-- W.D. Garrett, known to all as "Buck" even to his beloved grandchildren Michael, his wife Leslie their daughter Savannah of Boca Raton, FL, Dawayne of Golden Gate Estates; Nikki, her husband Bruce of Gainesville, FL passed away in his home Wednesday October 19 from lung problems. He lived most of his life in Southwest Florida. Born in Hicoria, FL he moved to Jerome as a young boy and graduated from Everglades High School in 1950. Buck loved to hunt and fish, but loved his family most of all. Along with his grandchildren, he leaves his wife of 54 years, Wayne; two sons and their wives, Mike and Susan of Pace, FL and David and April of Golden Gate Estates; one sister, Betty L. Williams of LaBelle, FL, one brother-in-law and his wife Richard and Carolyn Pickles of Osteen, Fl as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 5:00 PM at Everglades Community Church with Reverend Michael Harper officiating. Graveside services will be held Friday October 21, 2005 at 11:00 AM at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery with Reverend Michael Harper and Reverend Peggy Benson officiating.

  FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, September 30, 1942-- William Henry Garrett, 73, died at the home of his son, Mark Garrett, in Everglades yesterday afternoon after a long illness. He lelaves three daughters: Mrs. Maxie Rogers of Rebecca, GA; Mrs. Maggie Clemons of Ocilla, GA, and Mrs. Lovera Singleton of Everglades; five sons, Mark, Ethridge, Hollman, Eldredge and D. A., all of Everglades; and two sisters, Mrs. Laner Tonson of Mistic, GA and Mrs. Della Henson of Tifton, GA; and one brother, David Garrett of Chester, GA. Funeral services are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell.

  Fort Myers News-Press, December 12, 2010 - James C. Garrison, Sr. passed away on Thursday December 9, 2010 in Jasper, Georgia. Jim was born, James Charles Bobst, January 3, 1918 in Miami, Florida to Julia Monroe Bobst and Merwin Stanley Bobst. He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Bobst Magaha (Chesty), and brother Monroe Stanley "Buddy" Bobst (Libby), both of Fort Myers, Florida. His mother married Francis Garland "Gary" Garrison in 1926. Being the youngest child, Jim's name was changed to James C. Garrison. After the family moved to Fort Myers, Jim attended Fort Myers High, where he met Lucille Taylor. They were married in the First United Methodist Church on Christmas day in 1937. Jim enlisted in the Army Air Corps, and received his discharge from active duty in September 1945. He remained in the Air Force Reserve for many years, earning the rank of Captain prior to final discharge. He enjoyed flying and especially with his brother Buddy, who operated Gulf Airways in Fort Myers.Upon leaving the service, Jim worked with his stepfather Gary Garrison, who was manager of the Bradford Coffee Shop in Fort Myers. In 1947 he began working at Sears & Roebuck as a furniture salesman and eventually, manager of the furniture department, until January 1979. Jim's wife, Lucille passed away on August 8, 1983. Together they had created a wonderful family where individuals where respected and encouraged to be all that they could. The second chapter of Jim's life began on February 18, 1984 when he married Audrey Clark. It was because of his love for golf that Jim and Audrey first met on the course at "The Fort", where Audrey also worked part time in the Pro Shop. Their similar interests drew them together, and on February 18, 1984, they were married at the old Fort Myers Country Club. They sold their house in Edison Park in 1991, and lived in several areas, chosen mainly because of local golfing. Their final move was to Canton, Georgia to be near his daughter Linda. Jim was living in an assisted living home in Jasper, GA, under the care of Hospice when he peacefully passed from this life. Throughout his life, Jim was known to be a kind, considerate, gentleman who loved his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.Besides Audrey, Jim is survived by his son, James C. Garrison, Jr., (Susan), of Fort Myers, grandsons Adam L. Garrison, Atlanta, GA. and Brian M. Garrison, Dallas, TX, his daughter, Linda G. McIver (Bruce) of Talking Rock, GA., and granddaughters Jennifer D. McIver, Smyrna, GA and Stacy M. Stein (Rob), Acworth, GA.Memorial Services in Jasper, GA will be held on Wednesday December 15. Interment of ashes will be beside his first wife, Lucille in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Journey Hospice Foundation, 815 Exocet Dr., Suite 107, Cordova, TN 38018\

FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Jan. 27, 1928--Funeral services will be held in Plant city today for Mrs. Mary E. Garrison, 62 years old, who died here yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. L. Turner. Mrs. Garrison is survived by four married daughters and one son, Mrs. F. M. Brown of Plant city,Mrs. T. R. Alexander of Dade City, Mrs. John Tippin of birmingham, Ala., W. E. Garrison of Tampa and Mrs. Turner.

Washington Post Thursday, May 20, 2004 -- Army Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Garyantes had been stationed in Iraq since February, but his outfit hadn't patrolled outside of a U.S. base there until last week.A few weeks ago, the native of Rehoboth Beach, Del., wrote home to relatives to say that his unit would finally venture outside Camp Normandy. In a letter to his niece, Garyantes said he was scared but that they were ready.The 34-year-old soldier was killed by sniper fire Tuesday during a combat patrol in Muqdadiyah, about 50 miles northeast of Baghdad, Defense Department officials said yesterday. "He wasn't even really in danger until last week," his niece Heather Marowski said in a telephone interview last night from the home of Garyantes' mother in Milton, Del. "He said he was ready and he was well prepared."Garyantes spent 12 years in the military and had been based in Germany for the past nine years, his family said. He was stationed in Vilseck, Germany, with the 63rd Armor Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division before the unit left for Iraq. He met his wife, Monika, in Europe and had two sons: Ryan, 4, and Tevin, 7. Garyantes phoned his wife in Germany every one or two days, his niece said."He had a love for his country and his family. He was proud to be overseas," Marowski said. "He was proud to be there."News of Garyantes' death spread through Delaware's seaside communities yesterday, as childhood friends contacted his mother and relatives. As a youth, he loved to swim, played varsity basketball and worked at an ice cream parlor.Richard Trice, vice principal of Epworth Christian School in Laurel, Del., which Garyantes attended, remembered a caring youth with a lot of energy."He was full of life, exuberant, likable," Trice said last night.Garyantes and his family had returned three times in the past two years to Delaware, where he would frolic in the surf with his wife and boys. He loved his wife's family and tried to improve his German language skills, family members said, but the couple planned to move back to the United States in coming years.Garyantes also is survived by two brothers and three sisters."We're very proud of him," Marowski said. "We're praying for all the other soldiers over there, too."

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - February 28, 1952-- James Monroe Gaskill, 79, a resident of Fort Myers since 1914, died yesterday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ola Gaskill of Fort Myers; two sons, Leonard Gaskill of Fort Myers and James A. Gaskill of Fort Pierce, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with Dr. T. V. McCaul officiating. Pallbearers will be Ed Simpson, Wesley Millican, Robert Pepper, Wilson Piggott, E. S. Wood and Vernon Taylor. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home.

Fort Myers News-Press Nov 20, 2009 Gaskin, Paul -Born January 9, 1927 in Fort Myers, Florida. He served in the U.S. Army for 4 years during World War II and separated in 1946 as a First Sergeant. He went on to become V.P. of Belding Engineering Company in West Chicago, Illinois. He retired from there in 1981 and returned to Fort Myers, Florida.He was married to the former Mary Walder for 63 years and had 12 children. He was the proud grandfather of 15 grandchildren and great-grandpa of 12 great-grandchildren. He served as a Deacon at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Myers, Florida. Visitation will be held Friday, November 20, 2009 from 6-8 PM at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 2119 Prince St., Fort Myers, Florida 33916. Funeral services will also be held at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on November 21, 2009 at 11:00 AM followed by the burial.

Fort Myers News-Press Nov 20, 2009 Gaskin, Samuel -Born January 9, 1927 in Fort Myers, Florida. He served in the U.S. Army for 4 years during World War II and separated in 1946 as a First Sergeant. He went on to become V.P. of Belding Engineering Company in West Chicago, Illinois. He retired from there in 1981 and returned to Fort Myers, Florida.He was married to the former Mary Walder for 63 years and had 12 children. He was the proud grandfather of 15 grandchildren and great-grandpa of 12 great-grandchildren. He served as a Deacon at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Myers, Florida. Visitation will be held Friday, November 20, 2009 from 6-8 PM at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 2119 Prince St., Fort Myers, Florida 33916. Funeral services will also be held at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on November 21, 2009 at 11:00 AM followed by the burial.

FORT MYERS NEWS PRESS, June 2, 1933--Maurice C. Gaston, 42, died early yesterday at the Lee Memorial hospital. He had been ill a week with heart trouble. The body will be taken today by L. W. Engelhardt and Son to McAlpin, Fla., for burial. Mr. Gaston had lived here for 10 years and was associated with several sawmill and lumber companies. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Croft and Mrs. Lona Carter, and two sons, William and Daun, all of McAlpin. A brother, E. S. Gaston of Perry, Fla., also survives.

Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 28 2004-- Fred L. Gawlak, 81 of N. Ft. Myers died Saturday, December 25 th, 2004. Mr. Gawlak had lived in Lackawanna, NY before moving to N. Ft. Myers 24 years ago. He was a US Air Force Veteran of WWII and a member of the VFW Post 8463, Cape Coral. Also a member of the Lochmoor Country Club. He was formerly employed with Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna and retired from the Lackawanna Fire Department in 1979 after 25 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Helen. Three children; Susan (Dr. Craig) Smith of Naples; Fred (Julie) Gawlak, Jr. of N. Ft. Myers. and Kathryn Gawlak of Annapolis, MD. He is also survived by six grandchildren; Amy, Jennifer, Mark, Kerry, Andrew and Daniel. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Thursday, December 30th at 11 am at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Everyone is then invited to the VFW Post #8463, 4709 SE 11th Place, Cape Coral, for luncheon and a military funeral service. Donations in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Blvd., Cape Coral FL 33990. Cremations arrangements by Fuller Funeral Home-Cremation Service, Cape Coral.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, January 26, 1984 Long-time resident of Fort Myers, Lillian McLean Gay, died Tuesday, January 24, 1984 at home. She was born November 16, 1908 in Tampa, Fla. She came to Fort Myers from Jacksonville in 1925 with her late mother, Mabel S. McLean, and late brother, Donovan McLean and his family. She was employed by Lee County government and city government for many, many years, retiring from Lee County Courthouse in 1973 after 32 years of continuous service. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers and Fidelity Wesley Bible Class since 1928. She married Olin R. Gay, March 1, 1928 in Fort Myers. She is survived by her husband, Olin, three children, Mrs. William E. (Janice) Renz of Alva, Fla., O. Robert Gay,Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Gaden (Marilynn) of Sarasota, Fla; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Donovan McLean of Fort Myers. Fuenral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Petherick and the Rev. Donald Padgett officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Myers City Cemetery. Arrangements by the Leo W. Engelhardt.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 16, 1935--Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Gayle, who died yesterday at the home of his parents on East First street, will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the graveside in Fort Myers cemetery with the Rev. Lemons officiating. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of arrangements.

FORT MYERS PRESS, Feb. 17, 1930--Maurice Edward Gayle, the five months old son of Mr. and mrs. Albert F. Gayle of 841 Washington ave., East end, died early this morning, after a brief illness. Services were held at the grave side at 3:30 p.m. today, the Rev. C. T. Tew of the First Baptist church being in charge. Burial was in the Fort Myers cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press Aug 30, 2007 Janet Geralyn "Jan" Glauner Geddes, formerly of Fort Myers and residing in Whittier, NC crossed over to be with our Lord in North Carolina after a courageous, hard-fought battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in Evanston, Illinois to Nancy Scanlon and Norman Glauner. Janet was preceded in death by her grandmother, Marion Scanlon, and her step-father John Mueller.She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Bill, her mother, Nancy Scanlon Mueller, her grandfather Milton Scanlon Sr., aunt Arlene McAtee (Richard), their children; Debbie Legano, Sandra Shiftlett, and Richie McAtee, uncle Milton Scanlon, Jr. (Ruth) and their child Cindy Rook, as well as, several grand nieces and nephews.Janet moved to Western North Carolina in 2001, after residing in Fort Myers for 34 years. She graduated from Fort Myers High School and attended Edison Community College. She was a licensed Florida real estate broker, a legal secretary and a school secretary at Lehigh Senior H.S. and Estero H.S. before retiring to North Carolina. She was an avid reader, loved the beach, watching the hummingbirds at her house and going to Charleston, SC. A memorial service was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sylva, NC on August 18, 2007. Mass will be held at Church of the Resurrection in Fort Myers on September 1, at 9:30 AM with Father Oliver Toner as the celebrant. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Center at the Moffitt Cancer Research Institute at USF, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-9497 in Janet's memory

The News-Press on 5/13/2009--Whitney Nicole Geer, age 15, of Lehigh Acres, passed away suddenly, Saturday May 9th, 2009. A student at Varsity Lakes Middle School, Whitney loved sports, music and animals with hopes of becoming a veterinarian when she grew up. She is survived by her loving family; Amanda Geer, Barbara Francis, Katlin, Joshua, Michael, Karl and Jessie as well as many Uncles, Aunts, cousins, grandparents and many dear friends. Visitation will be held from 6 -9 PM Friday May 15th, 2009 at Lehigh Acres Church of the Nazarene 210 Lee Blvd. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Saturday May 16th, 2009 at the church with interment in Lee Memorial Park. Contributions in Whitney's memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services. (239) 694-4121
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 20-22, 2012 - Robert Raymond Geiger, passed away December 18, 2012. Bob was a resident of Ft. Myers since 1994. Bob was born in the Bronx, NY on March 20,1927, moving to Queens County at three years of age. In 1943, during WWII he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was discharged after the war as a P. O. 3/c. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA was the college of his choice, and he graduated in 1950 with a B.A. in Economics. He then began his business career in the textile industry, retiring in 1986 as V.P. of Marketing of Cone Mills Corp. in Greensboro, N.C. He married Patricia Doyle of Kings Point, NY in 1954 and is survived by his five children Carol, Raymond, Debra, Frances and Theresa and nine grandchildren. Bob was active while living in Syosset, L.I. in the Knights of Columbus, the Passionist Retreat Society, Little League, St. Edward Confessor Church and many other community activities. After the death of his wife, he moved to Thousand Oaks, CA where in 1989, he married MaryEllen Dooley of the Bronx, NY moving to Ft. Myers in 1994. Bob became a volunteer at Lee Memorial Hospital Healthpark working in the ER and at the Information Desk and, also served on the Board of Directors of the Lee Memorial Auxiliary. Bob was an avid sailor, and during his long boating career, was a member of the U.S. Power Squadron and the Caloosa Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife MaryEllen. It is requested in lieu of flowers contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Church of the Resurrection of our Lord, 8121 Cypress Lake Dr., Fort Myers, with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 - 4 & 6 - 8 PM Friday, December 21, 2012 at 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
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, October 29, 2009 - Paul W. Gentry, 91, of Cape Coral, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009. He was born Aug. 27, 1918, in Kokomo, Ind., a son of Otha and Grace Gentry, now deceased. He was a veteran of World War II. He was retired from the city of Kokomo Fire Department, and he was a member of Hope United Methodist Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Ruth Hanna Gentry; daughter, Brenda (Ron) Horton; son, Dan (Cheryl) Gentry; several grandchildren, including Kyle Horton; and daughter-in-law, Rita Pittman of Indiana. He was preceded in death by a son, Don Pittman. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Entombment with military rites will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-11-25 - Joyce Sherouse Howell Geoffrey, 75, went to be with the Lord on November 21, 2004. Joyce was a native of Fort Myers, and a 1948 graduate of Fort Myers High. Preceding her in death were her parents, Clarence and Onie Sherouse and sisters Winnie and Carrie. She was the loving mother of Connie Howell Brock (Mike) and Michael Howell (Rose); Grandmother to Jack, Tamara, Johnathan, David, Joshua, Matthew, Paul, Luke, Jeffrey and Brandon. Great Grandmother of six.
     Fort Myers News-Press, June 21 2007 -- Clifford George, 80, died Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at Hope Hospice. He was a resident of San Carlos Park since 1977. He was preceded in death by wife Elva George and daughter Janet George. He left behind a brother Stephen Petroff, sister, Helen Hall, his son James George, 2 daughters, Jacqueline Hatmaker & Christine Sturgeon, 11 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild. Graveside services will be held at the Bonita Springs Cemetery on Wednesday, June 27th at 2:00 pm. Walter Shikany's .Bonita Funeral Home, 992-4982,Family Owned Since 1978.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 24, 2011 - Helene Yorio Geraci, 99, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Ft. Myers, Fla., entered into rest Thursday, July 21, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, P.A. Geraci; sister, Alice Cecere; and niece, Margaret Gregorie. Survivors include her daughter, Meg "Margherite" Collins of Tampa; son, Richard N. Geraci of Grand Junction, CO; granddaughter, Carli Collins Minacci (Michael) of Tampa; grandson, Trey Collins (Andrea) of Tampa; great grandchildren, Camden and Chase Minacci, and Jackson Collins; sisters, Olga Bischoff (Robert), and Adele Stark; sister-in-law, Kathryn Palmer; friend, Jerry Randle of University Village; and many loving family and friends. Helene was born in Pittsburgh, PA to Italian immigrants, Elvira and Frank Yorio. She made Ft. Myers her home in 1945 when she became the bride of P.A. Geraci. After raising her children she worked as a caseworker for the Red Cross, a Deputy for both the Lee County Property Appraiser and Elections Office, and founded the Geraci Travel Agency with her husband P.A. After Helene's retirement, her volunteer efforts included St. Frances Xavier Church, The North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, and The Edison-Ford Estates. In 1985 Helene made a generous donation to Child Care of S.W. Florida to help establish the P.A. Geraci Child Development Center for at- risk children in memory of her husband, long time resident and former Lee County Commissioner, P.A. Geraci. When Helene moved to University Village Retirement Community in Tampa in 2005, she enjoyed her family, made many new friends, and continued her life-long love of Bridge and swimming. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, sister and sister-in-law, aunt and friend to all whose lives she touched. A visitation will take place, 1 -2 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Blount & Curry, Terrace Oaks Chapel with a service to follow at 2 p.m. Interment in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens, Ft. Myers, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the P.A. Geraci Child Development Center, 6831 Palisades Park Court, Ste. 6, Ft. Myers, FL 33912 or to the University Village Employee Scholarship Foundation, 12401 N. 22nd Street, Apt. F-504, Tampa, FL 33612.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 6, 2009 - Mrs. Alice E. (Jasek) Gerlach, 62, of Ft. Myers, Florida died December 17, 2008 at Joanne's House of Hope Hospice. She was born in Chicago, Il., daughter of the late Edward & Olga Jasek. She work as an administrative assistant at Florida Gulf Coast University and was known fondly by her co-workers as "Sweet Alice". She enjoyed traveling and crafts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert C. Gerlach. She is survived by her sister, Sonia Greer, of Phoenix, AZ, several cousins, aunts, uncles and her nieces, Linda Hart, Catherine (Tim) Demmitt, Mary Beth (Mitch) Stanesu and Karen Maxeiner. Funeral services will be held Saturday January 10, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd. 82, Ft. Myers. The family will receive friends Friday from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Fort Myers News-Press Jan 10, 2004 Marjorie Longmire Germaine, 2nd Generation Fort Myers Native Died on January 8, 2004 at the age of 67. She graduated from Ft. Myers High School (Class of 1954) and attended Florida Southern University. Marjorie is survived by her loving husband of 38 years Paul R. Germaine of Ft. Myers and her son Jason Germaine formally of Ft. Myers residing in Orlando, FL. Marjorie was co-chairman of the Centennial Celebration of Ft. Myers, was an active member of the Ft. Myers Junior Womens Club and a sponsor of the Sword of Hope Guild. She was a commercial artist and designer responsible for many projects around Fort Myers. A gentle loving person who will be missed dearly. You will always be in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice and the National Parkinson's Foundation. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the 1st United Methodist Church on Tuesday, January 13 at 3:00, Fellowship Hall on 2466 1st Street, Downtown Ft. Myers.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, September 30, 2010 - Vincent "Jim" Germinario, 72, of Cape Coral died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. He was born in Hoboken, N.J. He had been a resident of Cape Coral since 1994. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Pat; two children, Anthony (Denise) Germinario of Mendham, N.J., and Theresa (Michael) Pallatta of Morristown, N.J.; three brothers, Pat Germinario, Sam and Joe (Maureen) Germinario, all of Cape Coral; one sister, Rita (Joe) Cipriani of North Fort Myers; and five grandchildren, Shannon, Brendan, Allison, Ava and Samantha. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, at St. Katharine Church in Cape Coral. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday evening from 6-8 and Saturday morning from 9-10 at the Metz Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes in Cape Coral. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim's memory to  www.spectrumforliving.org  or  www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, April 3, 2010 - Margaret "Peggie" C. Gerrity, 79, of Del Tura community in Fort Myers passed away Friday, April 2, 2010, from complications due to a respiratory illness. She was born Feb. 18, 1931, in New York City, N.Y., to Thomas and Margaret McDonough Curran. She is a parishioner of St. Therese Catholic Church. She is survived by her loving family, including her husband of 55 years, William "Bill" Gerrity; children, Michael Gerrity, Kate and John Travaline and Meg Daly; grandchildren, Tara Lynne, James, Thomas and Devin Travaline and Kasey Marie and Billy Daly; sister, Patricia Dowd of Albany, N.Y.; and brother-in-law, Brother Brendan Gerrity of Narragansett, R.I. She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Gerrity. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Visitation will be on today, APril 3, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, April 5, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 20115 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave expressions of sympathy for her family. The family suggests memorial donations in her memory be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33904.
    North Florida Daily News, May 18, 2008 - Mancel H. "Max" Gerstman was born Dec. 4, 1944, in LaBelle, Fla., and went to join our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 16, 2008. He passed away peacefully at home. Max led a life of great accomplishment, even though he lost his right arm in a farming accident when he was only 10 years old. He met all of life's challenges with a quiet determination. His high school classmates remember Max being a part of all the school activities and one said, "Most of the time no one remembered Max had only one arm." He is remembered by others who knew him during his tenure at Florosa Elementary as "a gentle giant." Max received his B.S. in Education from Florida State University and his Master's Degree and Specialist Degree from the University of Florida. Max was selected to serve an Administrative Internship with Florida's Department of Education. His many contributions to education include serving as an Administrator for Exceptional Student Education in both Duval and Sarasota counties, serving as State President and Vice President of Florida's Council for Exceptional Children, and working for several years at the state level as a political activist with Florida's Coalition for the Education of Exceptional Students. He retired from his 37-year career in Public Education on June 30, 2003. His last position as the Principal of Florosa Elementary School was a wonderful synthesis of his love of children and the application of all the education, training and expertise he achieved during his professional life. Max lived in the Destin and Fort Walton Beach area with his wife of 23 years, Frances Reeves Wasson-Gerstman. As he slowly descended through five years of dementia, Max was provided love and care at home by his wife, Fran, with the assistance of caregivers Cledis Ellis, Sue McCaulley and Becky Hicks. The family also appreciates the care and support provided by the wonderful people of Covenant Hospice. Max was predeceased by his father, William E. Gerstman and is survived by his wife, Fran, his mother, Lora Mae Cross Gerstman, son William W. Gerstman, daughter Banae and son-in-law Bryan Snow, stepson James (Chip) and wife Caroline Wasson, and four beautiful grandchildren, Lydia and Daniel Snow and Elizabeth and Gabriella Wasson. He is also survived by his brother Steve Gerstman and sisters Sheila Sheltra and Sherry Woods. Max has numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2008. Church service will begin at 11 a.m. Both will be held at the Church of God in LaBelle, Fla., with interment following at Ortona Cemetery. Akin Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle will be entrusted with arrangements. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 103 First St., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., with visitation immediately following in the Church Fellowship Hall. Date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Max's memory to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund. Donations will be used to enhance the educational environment of the Church's Preschool.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 22, 2001 - Robert Michael Gerstner, 20, of Lehigh Acres, died Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at Lehigh Acres. He was a native of Lee County a member of the Lee Boulevard Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents, Michele Lee and William E. Gerstner of Lehigh Acres; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Streitenberger and his paternal grandmother, Rose Gerstner; his sisters, Brandy Gerstner and Bonnie Gerstner; his brother, Eric Gerstner all of Lehigh Acres and a wealth of friends. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2001 in the Lee Boulevard Baptist Church with Pastor Claude Wilson officiating. Graveside committal services and entombment will follow at Lee Memorial Park. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Lee Boulevard Baptist Church Building Fund or the Childrens Home Society of Florida. Friends may call this evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 3, 2011 - Nicholas Giambattista, 96, of North Fort Myers, FL passed away on May 30, 2011. Mr. Giambattista was born March 15, 1915 in Italy, a son of the late Serafino and Vingenza Torchetti Giambattista. He was a retired Shipping & Receiving Manager in the tire and rubber industry. A veteran of WW2 Nicholas served honorably with the U.S. Army mostly in Europe. He was a member of the Knight's of Columbus, past president of the Ushers Club and the Holy Name Society. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Menuse. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Pearl Giambattista; his son, Kenneth (Diane) Giambattista of Las Vegas, NV; 3 grandchildren, Christina, Nicholas and Kenneth, Jr.; siblings, Cecilia Alati and Serafina John Giambattista both of Niagara, Falls, NY and William Giambattista of Las Vegas, NV. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 10:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Ft. Myers. Entombment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family is being assisted by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.

     Fort Myers News-Press, March 6, 2012 - Giovanni "John" Giammanco, age 88, of Fort Myers, passed away peacefully at Joannes House, Hope Hospice, on March 3, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, NY, John was "one" of nine children. After proudly serving his country during WWII in the European Theatre, John returned to the states and married his loving wife, Edith, with whom he shared 64 + wonderful years of marriage. John and his wife decided to raise his family in Carteret, a small town in NJ. While working as a lithographer, John also was very active in the community with the Knights of Columbus, VFW, Italian American Club and the American Legion. He also enjoyed being a swim coach for the racing team in town with much success as well as being the best Band Manager and booking agent any young band could have. Many young men went on to be professional musicians and will always be grateful to him. Now as empty nesters, John and his wife decided to venture south to another small but up and coming town called Lehigh Acres, and that was 38 years ago. John worked for Lee County in the maintenance department and retired after 10 years. Most recently, John and his wife moved to Fort Myers. In addition to his wife Edith, John is survived by his children, Rosalie (Stephen) Markus of Fort Myers and Anthony (Sandra) Giammanco of Sarasota. John has four grandchildren, Ryan (Lindsey) Markus of Marietta, GA and Trisha (Carlos) Gil of Lehigh Acres, Nicholas Giammanco of Orlando and Vanessa Giammanco of Sarasota. John also is a proud Great Grandfather to five children, Bryson Markus, Bella Claire Markus, Carlos Gil, Giana Gil and Tara Gil. John loved bowling, he played on many teams both in Lehigh Acres and in NJ. But most of all he loved to spend time with his family and friends in this wonderful place - this place he always called paradise. We love him and he will be greatly missed. The entire family would like to thank those that provided such compassionate care during John's final days: the staff at Hope Hospice - Joannes House, Lee Memorial Hospital ER and 3 North MICU and Barkley Place. Visitation will be held 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Anderson - Patterson Funeral Home, 2701 Lee Blvd Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 (239) 368 - 7080. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am Thursday, March 8, 2012 at St Raphael Catholic Church in Lehigh Acres. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Contributions in John's memory may be made to either Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Circle Fort Myers, FL 33908 or St Jude Children's Hospital 501 St. Jude place Memphis, TN 38105.
     Fort Myers News-Press, March 26, 2008 - Joseph F. Giardina, 82, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Monday, March 24, 2008. He was born on August 7, 1925 in Cleveland, OH to Raymond and Carmela Giardina. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Giardine worked for many years as a welder, lather and carpenter. Over the many years he built many homes. Mr. Giardine was a member of Carpenters Union Local #1750, Cleveland. He moved to Cape Coral in 1983 from Cleveland. Mr. Giardina is survived by his loving family including his wife of 60 years, Rosaline Giardina; sons, Raymond (Monica) Giardina and Gary (Kathy) Giardina; grandchildren, Annette Haber, Renee Bishop, Jennifer Leo, Lynn Giardina and Kristofer Kauff; and great grandchildren, Anna Haber, Jackson Stoltz and Anderson Bishop. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Interment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Hope Hospice, team 320, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL, 239-283-0540. 
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 30, 2013 - Rosaline A. (Forcina) Giardina, 85, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2013 at her home. She was born on September 10, 1927 in Mercer, Pennsylvania to Vincenzo and Dominica Demarco Forcina. She moved to Cape Coral in 1983 coming from Cleveland, OH. She loved spending time with her family, cooking, boating and camping. She was a communicant of St. Andrew Catholic Church. Rosaline is survived by her loving family including her sons, Raymond A. (Monica) Giardina and Gary J. (Kathleen) Giardina; grandchildren, Annette (Michael) Harber, Renee (Robert "Chad") Bishop, Jennifer (Ryan) Leo, Lynn Giardina; step grandson, Kristofer Kauff great grandchildren, Anna, Anderson, Teagan, Scarlett, Jackson, Addison, Paige, Adagia; brother, James (Lillian) Forcina; brother in law, Salvatore Bucchieri. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph in 2008; sisters, Sundrina (Albert) Dire, Mary Fratianne, Delphine Bucchieri, Elizabeth (Samuel) Kravitz; brother, Louis (Josephine) Forcina. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Thursday, May 30th at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Cape Coral. The family will receive friends at Coral Ridge Funeral Home from 9 to 10:30am. Burial will follow the Mass at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 9, 2013 - Grace Rita (Cefalu) Gibbard, 61, of Cape Coral, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 in Cape Coral. She was born January 3, 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA to Pietro and Providence Cefalu, now deceased.  Grace attended St. Andrew Catholic Church. She was a loving, dedicated mother who will be deeply missed by her children. She was also a very openhearted and compassionate woman, who will always be remembered for her elaborate holiday spirit, creativity, unique laugh, and perfect smile. She is survived by her three loving children, Hiram Gibbard of Houston, TX, Jessica Gibbard of Cape Coral and Amanda Gibbard also of Cape Coral; one sister, Genevie P. Dembowski of Pittsburgh, PA; one brother, Pete Jr., of Pittsburgh, PA and her dear friend, Joyce Manning of WV. Visitation will be held 2:00 - 6:00pm Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909. A graveside service will be held 12:00pm Monday, June 10, 2013 at Coral Ridge Cemetery, 1630 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Memorial contributions in memory of Grace Rita Gibbard are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908. Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.
      Fort Myers News-Press, March 16, 1933 - Funeral services for Willie Gibbs, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Gibbs, will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the Grand avenue Methodist church. The youth died early yesterday at the Lee memorial hospital as the result of a foot infection. He had been ill a week. Survivors are the parents, four brothers, Drew, Hershell, Dixie and Russell, and four sisters, Lucille, Annalee, Eddie and Mattie Grace. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of the body. The Rev. Hubert Dodd will officiate.
      Fort Myers News-Press, February 28, 1937 - William A. Gibney, 48-year-old fishing guide of Boca Grande, died yesterday at the Lee Memorial Hospital afater a short illness. He was one of the best known guides in Lee County waters and was well liked by a large circle of friends. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Spooner and Engelhardt. Mr. Gibney is survived by his wife, Mrs. Henrietta Gibney, a daughter, Mrs. Ben F. Yates of Beckenridge, Mich., a son, Billy Wiggins Gibney of Fort Myers, and two step-sons, Bill Hunter and James Gibney, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary J. Martin of Boca Grande, Mrs. Anna Turner of Immokalee and Mrs. Sarah F. Stinson of Dundee. (Fort Myers Cemetery)

  Fort Myers News-Press March 5, 2010 Jack Gibson, 76, a native of Fort Myers, went suddenly to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday evening. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearl Gibson, his brothers Paul and Joe, and sisters Margaret and Reba, all of Fort Myers.Jack leaves behind his loving and caring wife of over 53 years Carolyn (Shanahan); their six children: Bill, David (Shari), Beverly Whisler (Brad), Diane Duncan (Danny), Laura Blanchard (Rick), and Linda Rothhammer (Bruce). Jack was the most loving and adored grandpa to his 19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and was looking forward to meeting his 3 new great-grandchildren on the way. He also leaves behind his brother-in-law Ronnie Shanahan (Brenda), sisters-in-law Marion Gibson and Janice Shanahan Brown, and many loving nieces and nephews.Jack graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1952 where he excelled in track and football. He attended the University of Florida and later enlisted in the Army. He spent 35 years working as the manager of Braden-Sutphin Farms. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 6, at 4:00 p.m. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 4141 DeLeon Street, Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

Fort Myers News-Press 12 Aug 2009 Joseph William “Joe” Gibson, 80, long time resident and 1947 graduate of Fort Myers High, went to be with the Lord on Saturday August 8th, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Marian Navarra Gibson, his brother Jack Gibson and wife Carolyn, and Joe's children. John Gibson, Debbie Gibson Steinke, and Andy and (wife) Debbie Gibson, his grandchildren Jeremy Steinke, Jason and Rayni Allen-Steinke, Jonathan and Danielle Darna-Steinke, Kelly Garrison and Jennifer Gibson Bruce; 3 great-grandchildren, Jason Jr. and Rennen Steinke and Kianna Bruce; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Central United Methodist Church, Central Ave., Fort Myers, Aug.15th, 2009 at 11:00 am where Joe was a member since birth and married his bride Marian of almost 52 years.The family asks in lieu of flowers and gifts, that donations be made to The Blue Line Fund in honor of fallen officers, firefighters and their families.

NEWS-PRESS, Saturday, November 23, 1991-- Paul Gibson, 73, of Fort Myers, died Friday. He was a lifetime resident of Fort Myers, the last charter member of Central United Methodist Church, was a veteran of WWII, was an auxiliary member of the Caloosa Pioneers Club of the Telephone Company and was an avid hunter. Mr. Gibson is survived by a sister, Reba Horne of Fort Myers; two brothers, Jack Gibson and Joe Gibson of North Fort Myers. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., with the Rev. Charles Wester officiating. Pallbearers will be his nephews. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, June 10, 2009 -- Robert (Bobby) "Gib" Walker Gibson, 59, of Fort Myers, ended his journey on June 8, 2009. Hewas born on January 2, 1950 in Campbellsville, KY, the oldest son of Romulus D. and Martha H. (Graves) Gibson.Bobby was a resident of the Fort Myers area since 1959 and a 1968 graduate from Fort Myers High School. After 4 years in the USAir Force, the veteran began his career in the construction field as a drywall hanger both in Fort Myers and Stroudsburg, PA. He is a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.He is loved and cherished by his large family: his father, Romulus D. "Hoot" Gibson, who passed away in 1991,his mother, Martha G. Gibson of Fort Myers, his siblings, Sue Gibson Stone of Fort Myers, John David (Wendy) Gibson of Nashville, TN, Tommie Leslie (Lori) Gibson of Fort Myers, Martha Ann (Jim) Whitten of N. Fort Myers, Mary Leigh Sharp of Cape Coral, Jane Allen (Darryl) Wright of St. Augustine, FL, Ruth Elizabeth Mahn of Fort Myers and Joseph Hugh (Jan) Gibson of Cape Coral, his uncle, Tommie S. (Verna) Gibson, Jr. of N. Fort Myers,5 nieces, 7 nephews, 2 great nieces plus an extended group of relatives.Pastor George McCracken will officiate a private burial, Friday, June 12, 2009. A casual "Celebration of Bobby's Life" will be held at the family home, 2123Braman Avenue, Saturday, June 13, 2009 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Ft. Myers News-Press, July 5, 2001 - William T. Gibson, 79 of North Fort Myers, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at Cape Coral Hospital. Mr. Gibson was born March 17, 1922 in Atlantic City, NJ and was a retired Postal Clerk having worked 30 years in New York before settling in Cape Coral in 1978. Mr. Gibson was a veteran of the US Army having served in WW II and was a member of the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by a son, Richard Gibson of Cape Coral; nine grandsons; three granddaughters; six great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne and a sister. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00-7:00 pm at Kath-McFarland-Schmidt Funeral Home, 1910 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL with funeral services at 7:00 PM. Graveside services will be Saturday at 10:00 AM at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society in William's memory.

Fort Myers News-Press Aug 7, 2002 Bruce Giddes, 49, of Buckingham, loving father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend to many passed away Saturday August 3, 2002. Bruce graduated from Ft. Myers High School and Edison Community College. He was a deputy with the Lee County Sheriff's Dept. and later became V.P. of Giddes Construction Co. Bruce's passion was the great outdoors and he passed away in his favorite place, his hunting camp. Bruce is survived by his loving family which includes his daughter Tiffany Giddes, his parents Irving and Willie Mae Giddes, his sister Patricia (Scott) Vinson, Uncle and Aunt E.H. and Mary Giddes of GA, Uncle and Aunt Tommy and Deanna Carter of S.C., cousin Mike Carter of Lehigh, and many other family members and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., with funeral services at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning. Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.

St Petersburg Times, 8 June 2007 -- Terry L Giddings, 59, of Port Charlotte, formerly of Largo, died Friday (June 1, 2007) at home. Born in Bay City, Mich., he came here in 1985 from Richmond, Va., and moved to Port Charlotte in 2003, where he was a floral sales representative for the Rainbow Floral Co. He also worked for the St. Petersburg Times. He was a Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. Survivors include a son, Benjamin, Tallahassee; a daughter, Faith Winston, Largo; a brother, David, Mossy Rock, Mich.; a sister, Debra Hale, Midland, Mich.; seven nephews; and a niece. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Seminole

  Fort Myers News-Press Sep 6, 2009 Herbert M. "Herb" Giese, 59, of Estero, FL died on September 11, 2009 at Joanne's House, Bonita Springs. He was born on November 1, 1949 in Belle Glade, FL, a son of Milton and Edna (Altman) Giese. Herb worked in the construction business as a roofer, was an avid hunter and fisherman and an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Ida Lynn (Glass) Giese, his children, Ryan, Kole and Paige Giese, Nicholas Glorioso, his stepsons, John and Wesley Riddle and his cousins, Leon, Pat, Charlie and Brian Warren.A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 2:00 PM in Joanne's House, 27200 Imperial Pkwy., Bonita Springs. Burial will take place at the Sarasota National Cemetery at a later date.In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
    Larry Taylor Funeral And Cremation Service, Punta Gorda, FL - Flounoy N. Gilbert, Sr., 75, of Punta Gorda, FL passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013. He was the son of Walter and Lillie (nee Fulcher) Gilbert, born April 6, 1938 in Fort Myers, FL. Flounoy was a native of SW Florida and was a retired dry wall contractor. He enjoyed fishing, music and going to church. Flounoy will be greatly missed by his wife of 56 years, Joan; daughters, Selina (Billy) Kuykendall, Joan Marie Gilbert both of Punta Gorda, Veronica (Rick) Williams of Zephyrhills, FL; son, Flounoy Gilbert, Jr. of Punta Gorda; brothers, Arthur of Alva and Lavon of Lehigh Acres, FL; sisters, Luceile Williams, Jean Horne and Shirley Case all of Fort Myers, FL; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. A visitation will be 11:00 to 12:00 Monday, April 15, 2013 at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services with a service to celebrate Flounoy's life to follow at 12:00 pm. Burial to follow at Indian Springs Cemetery. 

Fort Myers News-Press, February 1,  2005 - Delpha I. Gilbertson, 76 and Lloyd T. Gilbertson, 75 of Cape Coral died Saturday and Sunday respectively of natural causes. Delpha was a native of Sylvania, Ohio and LLoyd was born in Detroit, MI. They moved to Cape Coral 12 years ago from Sylvania, Ohio and were members of Christ Lutheran Church. Mrs. Gilbertson was an avid Bingo and Bridge player and enjoyed volunteer work. Mr. Gilbertson was an Army Veteran of WWII. He was an usher at the church and with Delpha were greeters at Christ Lutheran Church. They are survived by their daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and LeRoy Bopery of Ft. Myers Beach; sisters-in-law, Judy and Joan McCormack; granddaughters, Michelle O'Brien and Kelly Anderson and 3 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Sylvania, OH. Local arrangements Coral Ridge Funeral Home.

     Palm West, June 23, 2011 - Deborah Judith Giles, of Lake Worth, Florida, died June 20, 2011, in Whitehall Boca Raton, after a long and valiant battle with a brain tumor. Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June25, 1967 to Laurence and Judith Higgins, Debbie was a loyal and devoted Floridian, soaking up the sunshine while nurturing lifelong friendships; and here she met the absolute love of her life, Rick Giles.Together Rick and Debbie created a loving home for their two children where friends and family were frequent and welcome visitors. Friends soon felt like family and family enjoyed the warmth of friendship in this home that showed Debbie’s creative genius in every corner. You knocked at the door; she opened it; and in the beauty of her smile and in the sparkle of her eyes you saw, “Welcome, welcome, welcome. Once her children were in school, Debbie became the ultimate Sports Mom hauling kids from field to gym and back again in her trusty SUV. She volunteered in Ricky and Emily’s classes adding her nurturing and intelligent talents to those of the teacher. Every child in the class benefitted from her presence. Debbie never missed a baseball game, basketball game or any other sport or performance by her children. Her love surrounded Rick, Ricky and Emily; and her love was the cornerstone of their family life. She epitomized the woman described in Proverbs 31: “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Debbie is survived by her husband of eighteen years, Rick, her son, Ricky, 15, her daughter, Emily, 10, her mother, Judy; her mother-in-law, Sharon; her Aunt Judy; her brothers-and -sisters-in-law, Nicole and Lanny and their children, nieces: Shelby, Sarah, Lily, and Cheyenne; Richard and Judy and their children nephew Richie,and nieces Sharon and Laura; her cousins Eric and Nicole and their children Jacob, Aaron and Benjamin; Sherry and Jason and their children Emma, Juliet, Allie and Zoe; beloved friend Pam Fernandez of Fort Myers. The memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Christ Fellowship, Palm Beach Gardens Campus: 5343 Northlake Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 33418. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 29, 1932 - Mrs. J. A. Gill, 87, died early yesterday at her home at 1125 South Fowler street, following a lingering illness. She had been confined to bed for the last three years. Mrs. Gill had resided here for 10 years and was the daughter of Senator Preston of Alabama. Survivors are two sons, E. R. Gill of Fort Myers and G. E. Gill of Montgomery, Ala. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Lawrence A. Pwell chapel.
   Fort Myers News-Press December 5-7, 2010 – Marie Estelena Heusted Gill, 92, widow of Gene Gill, passed away Thursday December 2 2010. She was born August 19, 1918 in Fort Myers making her a very proud 4th generation native of Florida. She was a graduate of Fort Myers High School class of 1936. Her early employment was in the Lee County Judges office and three years with The War Production Board In Washington D.C.. Her final employment was with Henderson, Franklin, Starnes, and Holt Law Firm in Fort Myers which lasted for 51 years. She is survived by longtime friend Deborah Thomas and her family Rick and Linda Thomas and their daughter Keelie, Ruth Blake, and Nicole Unkefer. Survived also by cousins Catherine Robbins, Helen Kurtz widow of Dr. John Kurtz & family, John Hagan and wife Roberta and family, and Ann Senseman & family. Estelena will be warmly remembered for sharing her reflections, insights, and experiences garnered as a young lady growing up in Fort Myers and the SW Florida area. A natural storyteller she held her friends, family, and acquaintances spellbound with her vivid accounts of such things as Mina Edisons Tea Parties for the Girl Scouts, going to the 1932 Chicago World's Fair, living at the Ringling estate in Sarasota, living and working in Washington D.C. during World War II, travelling to New York's Times Square for New Years Eve, and many other fascinating tales. Her remembrances of being a "small town girl" from Fort Myers doing simple things like fishing, canoeing, swimming, or going to ball games at Page Park illustrated not only how much life in SW Florida has changed, but also how much that change has cost us. She was blessed with the rare combination of being gifted with the ability to remember the smallest of details about an event, and the command of the English language to bring that event to life in your mind's eye. With her passing Fort Myers has lost a piece of it's history! A celebration of Estelena's wonderful life will be held Wednesday December 8, at First United Methodist Church, 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, Florida. Relatives and friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the service to follow at 12:30 p.m.. Interment will take place at Indian Springs Cemetery, Punta Gorda, Florida.In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given in Estelena's loving memory to First United Methodist Church (address above) or to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908.

    Fort Myers News-Press Oct 13, 2009 Lewis M. Gillen, age 67, of Alva, passed away October 12, 2009 in Alva, FL.He was born Dec. 31, 1941 in Bellefontaine, Ohio, the son of the late Richard E. and the late Wanda I. (Linson) Gillen. He was the Owner/Operator of Lewis B. Gillen Trucking and Excavating.Survivors include one son: Jerry L. Gillen of Alva, FL and one daughter: Jacqueline Gillen of Lehigh Acres, FL, his two brothers: Charles R. Gillen of Fort Myers, FL, Gary B. (Linda) Gillen of Belle Center, OH and four sisters: Sharon Shirk of Bellefontaine, OH, Diane (Brad) Miller of Wapakoneta, OH, BarBara (Mike) McCarren of Belle Center, OH, Pamila Gillen of Belle Center, OH., his granddaughters, Amber O'Brien; and Ashleigh Lynk; one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his Late Wife, M. Sue Gillen.Funeral services will be held Friday, October 16, 2009 at 11:00 am at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers with Chaplain Chuck Wester officiating. Interment will be Friday October 16, 2009 in Alva Cemetery, Alva. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL

Fort Myers News-Press Aug 5, 1999 Longtime Fort Myers resident and local real estate developer, John Warren Shirley Gilliam, 63, died of a heart attack on Monday at his home in Port Charlotte. Born John Warren Shirley in 1936 in Madison, IN, he moved to Fort Myers with his mother, the former Evelyn Pritchard, in 1946. He and his sister, Libby, were adopted by Rexford W. Gilliam, a prominent local CPA following their mother's marriage to the lifelong resident in the late 1940's. Mr. Gilliam graduated from Fort Myers High School, where he was a star athlete in baseball and basketball. He then went to the University of Florida, where he met his first wife, the former Anne Henke of Miami. A member of Sigma Chi fraternity, he was crowned King of Edisonia during the Edison Pageant of Light in 1959. Mr. Gilliam graduated from UF with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration in 1960 and worked through the decade as a Certified Public Accountant. In the early 1970s he became involved in the real estate business with Larry Povia, his friend since childhood, and subsequently started his own real estate development company in Port Charlotte. He was married in 1985 to the former Eden Brabant, who remained his companion and confidant until his death. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his five children, Dr. Mary Catherine Hertl of Essen, Germany, John Warren Gilliam, II of New York City, Joseph Charles Gilliam of New York City, Eve Ann Gilliam of Salem, MA and James Victor Gilliam of New York City; two grandsons: Griffin James Gilliam and Jack Sawyer Gilliam, both of New York City, and his sister, Libby Fox who lives in Jacksonville.

  Fort Myers News-Press Jul 6, 2006 Nancy Nash Gill, 83, of N. Fort Myers, died Monday. Arrangements by National Cremation Society. FMHS 1941
      The News-Press, March 23, 2007- Lori Giustino 75, of Cape Coral, passed away on March 22, 2007 at Hope Hospice. She was born on November 17, 1931 in Italy and moved to Cape Coral in 1996. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Lori was a very loving and giving person. Lori is predeceased by her husband of 51 years Leonard who passed away in 2006. Her children Angela Genovese and her husband Anthony of Cape Coral, Gloria Giustino-Dilendik and her husband Peter of Worchester, MA, Leonard Giustino and his wife Lisa of Oxford, MA and Maria Giustino-Hayes and her husband Dwayne of Cape Coral, survive her; Lori leaves her grandchildren Stephanie, Breanna, Dominic, Dante, Dane and Jensen. Her companion dog Cody and Petula also survive her. A memorial service celebrating her life will be conducted at 11:30 AM on Monday March 26, 2007 at fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. A gathering of friends and family will be from 11:00AM to the t ime of the service in the Funeral Home In lieu of flowers contributions to the charity of your choice will be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens 936-0555
    Betty Louise Gladding, 66 of Bokeelia, FL passed away on March 5, 2013. She was born on March 10, 1946 in Fort Myers, FL to Jake and Helen Darna. Betty was a Fifth Generation Floridian. She lived in Key West for many years moving back to Bokeelia in 1994. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Paul Gladding; sisters, Elizabeth (Dick) Gossic, Alma Phillips, Donna (Larry) Rich, Vera (Bill) Silcox, Evon (Nathan) Williams, Loretta Darna, Jacquie Keller, and her brother, Jacob Darna. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her daughter, Tammy Jean Hill and sisters, Mary Kolaz and Pearl Holloway. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 pm on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, FL with the services to begin at 2 pm., burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family.

  Fort Myers News-Press Dec 31, 2006 Gary John Glarum, age 65, passed away Dec. 22, 2006. He was born July 27, 1941 to Frederick and Lucy (Yandrick) Glarum in Sioux City, Iowa.Gary worked at Florida Power & Light for over 33 years as an engineer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and numerous other hobbies.He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Fred. Gary will be sadly missed by his wife of 22 years Peggy, daughter; Deborah Lewis of Lehigh Acres, FL, stepchildren; Sandra Tillman and James Jerkins, and 4 grandchildren. A celebration of life service was held December 23, 2006 at Henry-Livingston Funeral Home in Council Bluffs, Iowa. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials and cards may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 1121, Council Bluffs, IA 51502.
      Fort Myers News-Press Jan 25, 2007 Linda Phillips Glaze 56 of Fort Myers passed away on January 20, 2007. Linda was born on February 18, 1950 to T.B and Rilla Phillips.Linda was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Fort Myers Shores Moose lodge 1297. Linda loved nature and enjoyed camping and horseback riding.Linda is survived by her daughter Sherry (Todd) Rhodes a brother Larry (Judy) Phillips.Linda leaves two grandchildren Michael and Dakota.A funeral service will be held on Saturday January 27th at 2PM in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home 1589 Colonial Blvd. Private cremation to follow; visitation will be Saturday January 27th from 1PM to the time of the service. In lieu of flowers donations to the H.Lee Moffit Cancer Center 12902 Magnolia Drive Tampa, FL 33612 would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens 936-0555.FMHS 1969
     Fort Myers News-Press July 23, 2008 Patricia Ann Gleisle, 60, of Fort Myers, FL passed away July 21st at Hope Hospice after a long courageous battle with Lewy Body Disease. She was born in Warsaw, NY July 8, 1948, the daughter of John and Jean Ostertag. Pat was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church for many years. Pat was a partner with her husband, Jim, at Gleisle Lumber Co. in Fort Myers Beach for the past 22 years. She was an avid walker and she loved boating. Pat was always reaching out to help others. In doing so, she donated her time to the State of Florida as an Ombudsman.Pat is survived by her husband of 39 years, Jim, two sons, Jimmy and Scott, two grandchildren, Tyler and Jimmy, Jr., daughters-in-law, Tracy and Kim, her father and stepmother, John and Bette Ostertag, nine brothers and sisters, Suzi, Jacque, Nancy, Mary, Jeanne, Johnny Bettie, Mark, and Robin, and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 24th, 6-8 pm, at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 25th, 10:00 am, at Parkway Baptist Church, 6211 Briarcliff Rd., Fort Myers, with internment to follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Rev. Leonard Anderson will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home of Fort Myers is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 23, 2013 - Dr. Leland K. Glenn, M.D. passed away August 21, 2013. Leland K. Glenn, M.D. was born in Gastonia, North Carolina on July 5, 1920. He attended Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina. In February 1941, he joined the  Army Air Corps and completed flight training November 30, 1941. He was assigned as flight instructor in the Advanced Flying School in Dothan, Alabama, where he remained for several years. Later he had training in B-17 Bombers and at the time of separation from service was flying P-47 Fighters with the First Air Force. Following military service, he returned to Lenoir-Rhyne College to complete his degree. Attendance at Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University followed and he obtained his M.D. degree in 1949. He then was engaged in industrial medicine with the Gulf Oil Corporation and Cannon Mills. In 1953, he returned to school at Emory University to specialize in diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat. After this, he moved to Fort Myers, Florida to establish practice. Shortly thereafter, he limited his practice to Ophthalmology and was Board Certified in that field of medicine. He retired November 1, 1974. Leland and his wife, Eileen, enjoyed many years traveling after retirement. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Patricia Fleming and her husband Philip of Terra Ceia, Florida and Kirk Glenn and his wife Susan of Hilton Head, South Carolina; sister, Helen Coffey of Clearwater, Florida; and two grandchildren, Robert and Jennifer Fleming. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to TideWell Hospice, 4151 37th Street East, Palmetto, Florida 34221. Memories and condolences may be left online at  www.fortmyersmemorial.com. Services will be private.
   Fort Myers News-Press, September 5, 2012 - Fred Glickman, 65, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on September 2, 2012. Mr. Glickman was born July 6, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA, a son of the late Harry Glickman and Minnie Rothstein Glickman. He was retired from the furniture industry. Fred was a devoted family man and was the beloved nephew of Mendel and Lillian Glickman. He was member of Temple Beth Shalom in Cape Coral, FL. He was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jay Glickman. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 46 years, Helaine Glickman of Cape Coral, FL; his sons, Howard Glickman of Florida and Drew (Linda) Glickman of Cape Coral, FL; his grandchildren, Amber Fay, Mia Gabriella and Mollie Abigael. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fort Myers, FL.

   Fort Myers News-Press, March 24, 2011 - Arlene May Gloner (Rowe), 81 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011. She was born on August 18, 1929 in Gorham, NH to Delward and Alice (Harvey) Rowe. She moved to Pine Island in 1959. Arlene was an avid tennis player and instructor, she swam 2 miles a day, worked out and line danced, all until she was 80 years "young" . She had a horse named, BoJeBeTe, after her four children. She is survived by her loving family including her daughters, Bevvie-Del (Max) Ende of Largo, FL and Teddi Deidre (Scott) Malone of Cape Coral; 12 grandchildren, Marshelle Pasho Evans, William "Markie" Pasho, Peter Delward Pasho, Brian Damian Wambolt, Mysti Dawn Wambolt Wilson, Elmer Vincent Gloner, Stephen Russell Ende, Phillip Michael Ende, Angeleena Joelene Ende, Raymond Lee Gloner, Chantel Nicole Malone, Scott "Sammy" Alan Malone, Jr.; and 16 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Lee Gloner who passed away in 1981, her daughter, Bonnie Lee Wambolt Pasho, her son, Jerry Earl Wambolt, Jr. and grandson, Jerry "Jay" Earl Wambolt, III. Funeral services will be at 1pm on Saturday March 26th with visitation starting at 11am at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Burial will follow beside her husband at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in her life story and leave online thoughts and memories for her family.

    Fort Myers News Press, December 2, 2008 - Nelly Glowacz, 85 years of age resided in Cape Coral. She passed away on Tuesday November 25, 2008. Nelly was born August 23, 1923 in Liege, Belgium and moved to Florida from New Jersey in 1978. Nelly was a wonderful wife, a loving mother and a dear friend that brought life, laughter, and love wherever she went. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church for many years. Nelly was also a life member of the German American Social Club on Pine Island Rd. Her son John Clowacz, also her dear friend and partner for 20 years, Robert Spears Survive Mrs. Glowacz. Her husband, Stanley Glowacz in 1985 preceded her in death. The family will receive friends at 10:00 AM Saturday December 6, 2008 at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery for a graveside service. A Mass will be held at a later date at St. Andrew Church. We are very grateful for the loving care that Hope Hospice provided our family during such a difficult time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice at 9470 Health Park Circle, ft. Myers, FL. 33908 in memory of Nelly Glowacz. A very special Lady  One that will be truly missed

   Fort Myers News-Press, March 9-11, 2012 - Jack Earl Gockenbach, 85, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Hospice House in Cape Coral after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 18, 1926 in Columbus, OH to Henry and Lauretta. Jack proudly served his country in WWII as a Navy Seebee in the South Pacific. After his return, he married Thelma M. Sullivan on March 1, 1947 and shared 65 wonderful years together. After working for Rockwell International for close to 30 years, Jack semi-retired and then moved with Thelma to Cape Coral in 1976. His retirement didn't last long and worked many years for Artistix Signs in Cape Coral. He was an avid fisherman and a terrific artist. Jack leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife Thelma; daughter Marcia (Tom) Givens of Cape Coral; son Marc (Jane) of Villa Hills, KY; 2 grandchildren Lindsey of NY and Adam of Villa Hills, KY whom he was so proud of and loved so much. He is also survived by his sisters Merrieanne, Bonnie and Linda (Jerry) Groves and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Lauretta; brothers 'Bud', Don and sister Beverly. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Michael Raymond, Shannon and staff of Florida Cancer Specialists who always gave the time no matter how busy their schedules were. Also, to the wonderful primary home hospice nurse Mary for her excellent care and social worker Linda for her kind words of direction and compassion. Words cannot express the ever grateful and compassionate care given to Jack during his last days at the Hospice House by the nursing staff and Dr. Gary. Thank you all so much. His wishes were to be cremated with his inurnment to be held at 11:30am on Saturday, March 10th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Jack's name to: Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 6, 2011 - Daniel E. Goczeski, Sr., of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on Saturday, June 4th, 2011.He has been a resident of Florida since 1985. Daniel completed his studies at the University of Illinois and later was the president and owner of General Contractors Group, Inc.. He was an avid fisherman. Daniel leaves behind his beautiful wife, Jacqueline, of 43 years. He will be greatly missed by his children Heidi (Daniel) Harper and Daniel (Fionna) Goczeski Jr, of Fort Myers, Florida; and his grandchildren Craig Jennings, Paige Jennings, Kearstyn Fernandez, Kayleigh Goczeski, and Alexander Harper. Mr. Goczeski also leaves behind his loving brothers and sisters; Barbara Goczeski, Patricia Kondoudis, Michael Goczeski, Timothy Goczeski all of Illinois and Claudia Goczeski of Washington and Richard Goczeski of Wisconsin. The family will be receiving guests at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL, 33907, on Tuesday, June 7th, from 1-2pm with a military graveside service to immediately follow.
    Joseph William Godbout, 84 years of age, of Bonita Springs, Florida passed away Monday, September 30, 2013 at Joanne’s House in Bonita Springs, Florida. Mr. Godbout was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 16, 1929, a son of the late William Godbout and Augusta Ohl Godbout.Joseph owned and operated an Automotive Service and Gas Station in Calumet Park, Illinois for 18 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and resided in Florida since 1991 coming from Calumet Park, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Florence Trentacosti and Loretta Rogers. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 62 years, Margaret A. Godbout of Bonita Springs, Florida and his daughter, Donna Godbout and her husband, Steve Coon of Houston, Texas; His siblings, Harold Godbout, Raymond Godbout, Russell Godbout, Robert (Lottie) Godbout, Edwin (Florence) Godbout, Ronald (Annette) Godbout, William (Marilyn) Godbout, Tillie Jendraszak, Laverne Dobson and Viola Joniak (Eugene).  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907. The family will be present to receive friends on Wednesday from 10:30 AM until time of service. Entombment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the Ear Research Foundation, 1901 Floyd Street, Sarasota, Florida 34239 or by calling 1-941-365-0367 or you can donate online at www.earsinus.com via the donate button. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.

 Fort Myers News-Press Feb 23, 2006 George J. Goetz III, 51 of Fort Myers passed away February 11, 2006. He was born in Lakewood, OH, graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1972. He worked for the family business, Fort Myers Redi-Mix Concrete for many years.He is survived by his two sons, George IV & Tyler, his brother Paul Goetz, sisters; Peggy Libby & Caroline Elkins and brother-in-law Tim Elkins; stepmother Sandy Goetz, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is also survived by his nephews Christopher Libby and Dylan Goetz and niece Lindsey Goetz.A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 4:30 PM at the Horizon Funeral Home, 1605 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Rieves Program at the Ruth Cooper Center, 2789 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33905 in memory of George J. Goetz.

     ORLANDO SENTINEL on 10/31/2002-- Mick Goff, who lived with his family in Lake Mary, died on the late afternoon of Friday, October 25, 2002. A native Floridian, Mick was born in Fort Myers and lived in Florida all of his life except for the years he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mick, a graduate of the University of Ta where be played football, enlisted in the Marine Corps, attended OCS, and achieved the rank of Captain. His proudest moments came from his years of service to his country during the Viet Nam conflict. Mick is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Jane; Jane's children, Jennifer, Todd, and Holly, whom he considered his own; his daughter, Carol Ann Day, and her husband, Curtis, of Ta; mother, Mary Goff, of Sanford; sister, Janice McCulloch Fisher, of Winter Springs; nephew, Brad McCulloch and his wife, Terry, of Longwood; and niece, Sherri Barksdale Butler, and her husband, David, of Orlando. A memorial service with military honors will be held on Friday, November 1st at 11AM at the Baldwin-Fairchild Oaklawn Chapel, 5000 C.R. 46A, Sanford, FL, 407-322-4263. For those that cannot attend the memorial service, visitation hours ;will be from 6-8PM on Thursday evening. Following the service, friends are invited to join the family for lunch at a location to be announced at the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mick's honor to the Lake Mary Police Department, 165 E. Crystal Lake Drive, Lake Mary, FL 32746, or to Lake Mary Fire Department, 235 Rhinehart Road, Lake Mary, FL 32746, in appreciation for their outstanding service and compassion.

FORT MYERS NEWS PRESS-- 2004-09-09 Virgil William (Bill) Goff, 57, of Punta Gorda, first born son of Virgil & Betty Goff, loving husband of 36 years to wife Nancy Bules Goff and devoted father to Rick William (Amanda Gardner Goff) Teresa Goff, Melissa Goff, Ewing (Brian, Timothy Goff (Daniel Buglivia Goff) and blessed with six wonderful grandchildren; Derik, Lucas, Taylor, Brenna, Rebecca and Gavin. Bill was brother to Claudia Goff Aurant, Dennis, Larry, Steve, and Linda Goff Bryant. A graduate of Charlotte High School, class of 1964, commercial fisherman in the past, working hard as framer/carpenter and supervisor with son Rick Goff. Bill was loved by all who knew him and is greatly missed. In 1961 Bill became a baptisted Jehovah's Witness and remained faithful until his tragic death Sept. 1, 2004. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 in Punta Gorda Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, 27265 Jones Loop Road.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 2, 2007 - Lewis M. Goins, 72, of Lehigh Acres, died March 1, 2007. Lewis is survived by his children, Melissa (David) Harrill, Suzanne (James) Stith, Lewis (Dawn) Goins Jr., James (Jenny) Goins, Cherie Goins, David Goins, 2 brothers, Marshall (Shirley) Goins, Darrell (Lois) Goins, 12 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Monday March 5, 2007 at 10:00 AM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd. 82. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.Lee Memorial Park, 334-4880.
    Rosalie Lockard Goins, age 84, of Brandon, formerly of LaBelle, passed away Oct. 1, 2005 in Brandon. She was born June 18, 1921 in Grays, KY to Mary E. King Lockard and John Henry Lockard. Rosie married John Archer Goins January 17, 1943 and they moved to LaBelle in 1955. She worked for twelve years as a receptionist for the Hendry Co. Health Dept. She was a member of First Baptist Church in LaBelle and was active in the Fidelis Sunday School Class and the WMU's. Survivors include her son; John Michael Goins and wife Lily of Brandon, grandson; John Eli Goins of Torrence, CA, brother; Gilbert Lockard of California and sister; Margaret Jared of Louisville, KY. Her husband, John, preceded her in death in 1989. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Arthur King and sister Ruth Riddlebaugh. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2005, 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in LaBelle with Rev. Frank Decrey Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at the Ft. Denaud Cemetery.
    The Tropical News, May 27, 1918-- G B Golden of Alva is Dead. Passed Away Saturday noon at Robert E Lee Memorial Hospital. General B Golden, a prominent farmer living at Alva, who has been critically ill at the Robert E Lee Hospital for some time, died at noon Saturday. He was 57 years of age and is survived by his wife and two daughters. The body was taken charge by the Carl F Roberts Undertaking company, A funeral service was conducted by Rev. Raymond at 4:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon and burial took place in the Fort Myers Cemetery. Mrs. Golden and daughters left Sunday in company with the former's sister, Mrs Coker, for Limestone to remain for a few days.

Fort Myers News-Press, 5 Apr 2005 -- Merrell Lawrence. Golden, 72, of Naples died April 3, 2006. Merrell was born in Climax, GA and grew up in Fort Myers, Florida. Merrell and her husband Richard moved to Naples in 1954 and established Richard's Roofing Service. While raising their family, Merrell and Richard were active leaders in the community. Merrell has owned Golden Yarns and Needlecraft in Naples Park for the last 25 years, where she has made many friends with "needle nuts" from all over the world. Mrs. Golden was a member of the Naples Old Timers Club, where she enjoyed sharing her memories of old Naples. Merrell loved to travel and spend her spare time with her family and friends. She is the wife of the late Richard Golden (2000). She is survived by four children; Lori Golden (Ray Ellis) of Aptos, CA; Lini Golden Rudy of Lacrosse, WI; Lewis Golden (Dawne) and Lance Golden (Wendy) of Naples; four brothers and sisters; Paul Lawrence, Alma Walters, Betty Lee and Bobby Lawrence; six grandchildren; Brian, Carrie, Jacqueline, Grant, Steven, James and a great granddaughter, Naomi; adopted family members Caroline (Cara) Gutierrez and Dee Mauldin. She was predeceased by her sister Madeline Stewart and her parents Paul and Erie Lawrence. A Celebration of her Life will be held Saturday, April 8th at 2 PM at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road. A reception will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Naples, Inc., 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105 Fuller Funeral Home.

Fort Myers News-Press 2006-04-05 Vida Merrell Lawrence Golden, 72, of Naples died April 3, 2006. Merrell was born in Climax, GA and grew up in Fort Myers, Florida. Merrell and her husband Richard moved to Naples in 1954 and established Richard's Roofing Service. While raising their family, Merrell and Richard were active leaders in the community. Merrell has owned Golden Yarns and Needlecraft in Naples Park for the last 25 years, where she has made many friends with "needle nuts" from all over the world. Mrs. Golden was a member of the Naples Old Timers Club, where she enjoyed sharing her memories of old Naples. Merrell loved to travel and spend her spare time with her family and friends. She is the wife of the late Richard H Golden (2000) [FMHS 1948]. She is survived by four children; Lori Golden (Ray Ellis) of Aptos, CA; Lini Golden Rudy of Lacrosse, WI; Lewis Golden (Dawne) and Lance Golden (Wendy) of Naples; four brothers and sisters; Paul Lawrence, Alma Walters, Betty Lee and Bobby Lawrence; six grandchildren; Brian, Carrie, Jacqueline, Grant, Steven, James and a great granddaughter, Naomi; adopted family members Caroline (Cara) Gutierrez and Dee Mauldin. She was predeceased by her sister Madeline Stewart and her parents Paul and Erie Lawrence. A Celebration of her Life will be held Saturday, April 8th at 2 PM at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road. A reception will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Naples, Inc., 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105 Fuller Funeral Home, Pine Ridge Road, 592-1611.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sept. 10, 1948 - Collier Goldie, 23-year-old Lee County native and war veteran, died about 3:30 a.m. yesterday of injuries received in an auto accident on the North Side Tuesday night. Goldie had an emergency operation for internal injuries Wednesday but doctors at that time were doubtful he would live. Goldie was arrested by Deputy Sheriff W. C. Mathis and charged with driving while intoxicated after his car hit and wrecked another car driven by Mrs. B. L. Brown. Mrs. Brown and Mrs. C. L. Williams, her passenger, received minor bruises. Members of Goldie's family said he had been held in jail without medical treatment after the accident but Mathis said he asked the youth at the accident, on the way to jail, and in jail if he were injured or needed to go to the hospital and Goldie refused. Mathis said Goldie complained of a pain in the stomach shortly before he was released on bond Wednesday morning. E. M. Magaha, assistant state attorney, said no inquest was planned. Goldie is survived by his parents, High Goldie, Jr. and Mrs. Irene Sutton; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Goldie and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Collier, two uncles, Carl and H. R. Collier, and five aunts, Mrs. Albert Hansen, Mrs. Robert Dennison, Mrs. Marion Carson, Mrs Owen Daughtery and Mrs. Billie Wiggins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today from the chapel of Lawrence A. Powell, Inc., with the Rev. Millard Cleveland, officiating. Members of the American Legion will be pallbearers and interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.

     Roberta Marks Golding, 91 of Tampa, died Dec. 21, 2012. Mrs.Golding was born in Tampa and grew up in Tampa and Clearwater. She graduated from Florida State College for Woman with a degree in English. Mrs. Golding was an artist and was very passionate about politics which is what kept her going for 91 years. Her Philanthropy, from the USF Stuart S. Golding Endowed Chair in African Art/Contempary Art, Tampa Jewish Federation, Weinberg Village, Tampa Musuem of Art, the Straz Center, Holocaust Museum, Congregation Schaarai Zedek, Planned Parenthood and numerous other organizations, was a driving force in her life. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Stuart S. Golding. Survivors include, daughter and son-in- law, Sara Golding Scher & David of Tampa; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul Golding & Bonnie Ellinger of New Mexico, Ken & Patricia Golding of Washington, DC; five grandchildren, Simon and his wife Lauren Scher, Ali Scher and fiance Olivia Choate, Jennifer Scher, Alejandro Golding and Greg Golding and one great-grandchild, Onyx Scher. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 4 pm at Congregation Schaarai Zedek, 3303 W. Swann Ave., Tampa, followed by a reception and Shiva service at Congregation Schaarai Zedek. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Congregation Schaarai Zedek or Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, 736 Central Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 9, 2011 - Dorothy Gomes, born August 11, 1925 in New Bedford, MA, beloved wife of the late Joseph Gomes and daughter of the Joseph and Margaret Carvalho passed away peacefully on November 7, 2011 at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral, FL surrounded by her family and friends. She was predeceased by sons, Daniel Gomes of Ft. Myers, FL, Joseph Gomes Jr. of Cape Coral, FL, daughter, Margaret Gomes Foss of Cape Coral, FL, brothers, Charles, Everett and Joseph Carvalho and sisters, Mary Silva and Irene Brocklehurst all of MA. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth (Sherrye) Gomes of Clinton, CT, Garry (Sandi) Gomes of Cape Coral, FL; her daughter, Patty (Mark) Pfingston of Evansville, IN and her daughter-in-law, Judy Gomes of Fort Myers, FL; She also had 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; her brother, Manuel Carvalho and her sister, Lucy Gomes both of MA. Visitation will be held TONITE, Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 5:00-7:00 PM in the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E., Cape Coral, FL 33909.
     Fort Myers News-Press, Sunday, June 21, 1931 - FRANK GOMES RITES WILL BE HELD TODAY Funeral services for Frank Gomes, 76, who died at his East End residence yesterday, will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon from St. Francis Xavier’s Catholic Church on Cleveland Avenue. Funeral services will be in charge of Father R. P. Brennan. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Lawrence A. Powell has been in charge of arrangements. Mr. Gomes death was attributed to old age. He is survived by two sons, King and Salvador, and by seven daughters, Mrs. Anna Padilla, Mrs. Mary Padilla, Mrs. Nellie Padilla, Mrs. Lillian Coleman, Mrs. Flo Hamilton, Mrs. Leona Austin and Mrs. Edna Anderson, all of Fort Myers.
    Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda, FL - Jack J. Gomes, 45, of Punta Gorda passed away March 21, 2006. He was born February 25, 1961 in Los Angeles, CA to Margorie and William Gomes. Jack was a Charlotte High School Alumnus, and a member of Burnt Store Presbyterian Church. He was a life long Florida resident with a family history exceeding 250 years in Southwest Florida; he was extremely proud of his Carribean Pirate Ancestry. Jack enjoyed playing his guitar, going fishing, making people laugh, and cherished the love of his family. He loved being a father more than anything else. There has never been a man more loved, in spite of all of his human faults. Jack will be greatly missed by his mother Marjie Krasnodemski; daughters Brittany, Kristina, Karli and Samantha Gomes; son Jack Gomes, Jr; brothers Robert (Tamra) Gomes and William (Lily) Gomes, Jr.; uncle Paul (Bea) Gomes; aunt Pat Drake; granddaughter Baily, and a second granddaughter expected in August; nieces Ashley, Justine, Megan and Lauren; nephews William, Robert and Richard; and a large number of relatives, friends and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his father, William Gomes, and uncle James Drake. The family will receive friends at 5:00 - 8:00 pm, Friday, March 24 at the Punta Gorda Chapel of Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. A celebration of Jack’s life will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 25 at the Church of God of Prophecy in Punta Gorda. Burial will be in Indian Springs Cemetery after the service. Memorial donations may be sent c/o Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, 1515 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 to be forwarded to the family. To express condolences to the family, please sign the online guest book.
     Fort Myers News-Press, June 3, 2007 - Charles Clarence Gomez, 74, passed away at Shady Rest Care Pavilion, where he has been a resident for the past 5 and a half years, on Friday, June 1, 2007.Born in Laurel, Florida, he moved to the Alva area as a young child. He graduated from the Alva High School and is a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany.Charles was a retired masonry contractor, working in both Lee and Collier counties. He was a member of the First Christian church of Fort Myers, where he served as both a deacon and an elder. He volunteered for many years at the Good Shepherd Migrant Mission in Harlem Heights and was a Boy Scout Leader for troops in Alva and Fort Myers.He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley C. and Irena B. Gomez, brothers, T.M., Tommy, and William F. Gomez.He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anne Watson Gomez, sons, Charles Alan (Keli), Gary L. (Marina), Philip W., and James D. Gomez, grandchildren, Nicole, Melissa, Rachael, Whitney, Aaron, David, and Michael Gomez, sisters, Aline Benson, Irena (James) Daniels, Gwen (Eugene) Lippencott, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.Services will be held on Monday, June 4, 2007, at the First Christian Church, 2061 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 pm, and funeral services will start at 2:00 pm. Internment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers. Memorial contributions may be made to Shady Rest Care Pavilion, 2310 N. Airport Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, or Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Blvd. #101, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home of Fort Myers is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Sunday, November 9, 1930 - Funerals Today for 2 Prominent Fort Myers Men - Fort Myers today will bury two of its leading citizens, Clyde Gonzales, 38, who died suddenly Friday night, and David Stanton Borland, 76, who passed away yesterday morning after a week's critical illness. The Borland funeral will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the family home on Fowler Street. the Rev. G. S. Roberts of the First Methodist Chuch will be in charge of the service, with the Rev. O. A. Thrower, Mr. Borland's former pastor, and the Rev. F. A. Shore, a close friend, assisting. There will be special music by a quartet consisting of Mrs. Effie Winkler Henderson, Mrs. Nettie Pearl Battey, E. T. Pepper and Ralph Ransom with Mrs. W. R. Strozier as accompanist. The active pallbearers will be H. C. Case, Ross Bynam, D. O. Durrance, W. A. Sheppard, Sidney Davis and Hunter Brown. The honorary pallbearers are S. R. Wade, J. E. Foxworthy, George Kinzie, D. H. Lamons, Ed Arndt, Gilmer M. Heitman, Harry Kreamer, C. P. Staley, J. V. Thomas, John Boring, Ike Shaw, Emmanuel Stern and Harry Scott. The funeral arrangements are in charge of L. W. Englehardt and Sons and burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery. Gonzalez Funeral at 4 PM At 4 o'clock the funeral of Mr. Gonzalez will be held at his home in Henley Place with the Rev. Dr. W. G. Kennedy of the Presbyterian church officiating. The active pallbearers are Clyde Langford, Roy D. Stubbs, Grover E. Gerald, L. C. Curtright, J. B. Parker and H. C. Case. The honorary pallbearers are Frank C. Alderman, William J. Wood, T. Schmidt, Louis C. Luppens, R. A. French, Banks Pierce, Austin Allen and Oscar Hill. Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery with Lawrence A. Powell in charge of arrangements. Officials of the Sun Gazers, a civic organization of which Mr. Gonzalez was president, met briefly yesterday and issued a call to all members to meet at 3:15 this afternoon at the office of Walter Walters in the First National building and attend the funeral in a body. A committee consisting of Secretary Walters, E. B. Tisher, M. C. Horne and R A. French was appointed to draw up resolutions on the death of Mr. Gonzalez.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 7, 1933 - Mrs. Irene Haskew Gonzalez, wife of M. S. Gonzalez, died early yesterday morning at her home on Grand avenue. Mrs. Gonzalez was one of the first of the Southwest Florida pioneers to settle here, coming to Fort Myers about 50 years ago from Madison, Fla. She was 65 years old. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home with the Rev. Joseph F. Bell of the First Methodist church reading the ceremony. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements. Honorary pall bearers will be Tom Evans, Mr. Foutz, A. M. Tyre, W. P. Henley, C. J. Stubbs and T. T. Henderson. Active pall bearers are L. C. Curtright, G. E. Gerald, Joe Maharrey, C. L. Starnes, J. B. parker and Claude Stroup. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Gonzalez is survived by six children, Mrs. A. L. Williams of Greensboro, N. C.; Mrs. Curtis M. Davison, Fred, Tom, Charles and Leslie Gonzalez, all of Fort Myers; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Dykstra and Mrs. Hal B. Selby, Bellingham, Wash., and Mrs. Lucy H. Mickle, Fort Myers; two brothers, J. M. Haskew, Miami and Finley Haskey, Hansford, Fla. Mrs. Gonzales' death came with shocking suddenness. She had arisen as usual yesterday morning and prepared the morning meal for herself and husband. She was found dead in a chair on the porch by her husband a few minutes later. She had suffered with heart trouble for some time, but had given no advance warning that her condition was so serious
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, September 10, 2011 - Leopoldo C. Gonzales, 84, of Cape Coral, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. He was born Feb. 6, 1927, in the Philippines. After graduating college, he worked as an accountant for the Chicago Tribune, where he retired and moved to Cape Coral with his wife in 1991. He was a parishioner of St. Andrew Catholic Church He loved gardening, especially his prized fruit trees. He is survived by his loving family, including his wife of 60 years, Josefina; six children, Marilou Bautista, Ronald Gonzales, Leopoldo Gonzales Jr., George Gonzales, Anthony Gonzales and Gregory Gonzales; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Rogelio, Edjardo and Marciano Jr.; and sister, Remedios. Visitation was held Friday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Road. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronald Gonazales, Leo Gonzales Jr., George Gonzales, Anthony Gonzales, Gregory Gonzales and Steven Umanos. Please visit:  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to leave online thoughts and memories for his family.
      Fort Myers News-Press, December 13, 1965 - Leslie Edward Gonzalez, 62, died early Sunday morning at his home at 633 Datura Street, West Palm Beach. Born September 9, 1903 in Fort Myers, he was the son of the late Manuel S. and Irene Haskew Gonzalez. He was a commercial painter prior to his retirement. His wife Rose preceded him in death. In recent years he also was preceded in death by his two brothers, Charlie and Fred Gonzalez, his two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Willaims and Mrs. Curtis Davison. Graveside service has been set for 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Fort Myers Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert C. Asmuth, pasator, First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
     Fort Myers News-Press, August 12, 1935 - Manuel S. Gonzalez, 74-year-old pioneer citizen and builder of Fort Myers, died yesterday afternoon at his home on 803 North Grand avenue after a short illness. Coming to Fort Myers when he was five years old, Mr. Gonzales was the oldest citizen of this city in years of residence and was widely known in South Florida. It was in 1866 when Fort Myers was an abandoned military site that Mr. Gonzalez sailed up the Caloosahatchee with his father, the late Capt. Manuel A. Gonzalez, and decided to locate here. There were two other white persons on the sloop captained by the elder Gonzalez and with the boy, they constituted the first four white settlers in this community. The others were "Uncle" John Weatherford and Joseph A. Vivas, both deceased. If Manuel Gonzales had lived one more decade, he would have seen Fort Myers celebrate its 50th anniversary as an incorporated city. He was one of the original 44 citizens who met Aug. 12, 1885 and drew up articles of incorporation after electing the first city officials. Mr. Gonzalez, in his life time, saw Fort Myers grow from a deserted military outpost of the Seminole Indian war to a modern resort city. First as a sailing master and later as a lumber and material dealer, Mr. Gonzalez played an active part in the building of his community. Never seeking public office, he managed to make his steady influence felt when the community was a turbulent cow town on the outskirts of civilization. His first home was pieced together from what was left of the officers headquarters occupied by Lieut. Winfield Scott Hancock during the Seminole wars. After locating in Fort Myers with his son, the original Capt. M. A. Gonzalez sent back to Key West for his family. When his family arrived, Captain Gonzalez housed them in what was later known as the H. E. Heitman residence and which is now occupied by the Fort Myers public library. This is the oldest building in Fort Myers. It was not long before other families located here and the land was divided up. Manuel's branch was named for Mr. Gonzalez's father because his first claim extended from Jackson street to that little stream. Mr. Gonzalez retired from the lumber business about 10 years ago and moved from what was then Garrett street, now known as Broadway, to Grand avenue. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. A. L. Williams of Greensboro, N. C., and Mrs. Curtis M. Davison of Fort Myers; four sons, Fred, Tom, Charles and Leslie; two sisters, Mrs. L. C. Stewart and Mrs. J. F. Garner of Fort Myers and two brothers, Alonzo Gonzales of Daytona Beach and J. E. Gonzalez of Newark, N. J. Mrs. Gonzalez has been dead for two years. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence Powell chapel on First street with the Rev. C. T. Tew officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in the Fort Myers cemetery. Active pallbearers are J. D. Walker, H. C. Mickle, Paul Weatherly, Burt Chapman, Vernon Widerquist and Walter Gilliam. Honorary pallbearers are John Boring, C. J. Stubbs, Eric Kinzie, L. C. Stewart, Capt. M. Johnson and J. A. Hendry.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, July 29, 2013 - Miguel Gonzalez Jr., 20, of Cape Coral died Friday, July 26, 2013, in the Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers, from injuries of an accident the evening before. He was born Sept. 3, 1992, in Miami Beach, a son of Idarmys I. Hernandez and Miguel Gonzalez. A resident of Cape Coral since 2005, he attended the Mariner Middle School and graduated from Cape Coral High School with a scholarship. After high school he attended Edison State College and was presently employed as a sushi chef at Zushi Zushi Bar and Restaurant, Fort Myers Beach. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Idarmys I Hernandez and Jorge L. Gonzalez of Cape Coral; his father, Miguel Gonzalez of Miami; his brother, Angel Gonzalez; his maternal grandparents, Jose E. and Maria Hernandez; his paternal grandparents, Vicente and Migdalia Gonzalez; his aunts and uncles, Jose A. (Olga L.) Hernandez, Jorge E. and Olga Hernandez, Richard and Idania Martinez; and his beloved uncle, Vicente Gonzalez, Jr. He is also survived by many cousins and other family members. His funeral will be held Wednesday, July 31, at 11 a.m., in the Cape Christian Fellowship, 2110 Chiquita Blvd., S., Cape Coral. The family will receive friends at the church after 9:30 a.m.. Burial will follow the service in the Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 16, 2011 - Roberto Gonzalez, 52, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on March 11, 2011. Mr. Gonzalez was born February 5, 1959 in Naples, FL. He is survived by his children, Roberto Gonzalez, Jr., Michael Valenzuela and Priscilla Draper; his grandchildren, Jaleefa and Jaileene Gonzalez; his mother, Silvestra Villarreal; also several siblings and many friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 10:00 AM- 2:00PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2PM at the conclusion of viewing. Burial will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 24, 2011 - Nelson A Gonzalo, Sr., age 65 of Cape Coral, passed away March 22, 2011. He is preceded in death by brother, Jose Ramon Gonzalo and parents. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 45 years, Barbara, children; Alex (Rebeca)Gonzalo Jr., Lynnette (Mario) Cordero, and Monica (Paul Montesino) Arrondo, grandchildren, Nelson A. Gonzalo III, Mario Cordero Jr., Nicolette Cordero, brother, Luis E. Gonzalo, sister-in-law; Maria E. Gonzalo, niece; Mariele, nephews; Jose Luis and Roger, great aunts; Modesta and Blanca. Funeral Service 10:00 AM Friday March 25, 2011 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. Family will receive friends from 5:00-10:00 PM Thursday (TODAY) March 24, 2011 with prayer service at 7:00PM at Coral Ridge Funeral Home1630 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Interment Coral Ridge Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association . Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in Nelson's life and leave online thoughts and memories for his family

  The News-Press, March 18, 2007 - Elaine C. Good, 77, of Fort Myers, FL passed away March 16,2007. She was born July 16, 1929 in Chicago, IL. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, William M. Good of Ft. Myers, children Debbie C. (Howard) Baum of Fort Myers, Gregory (Karla) Good of Grand Rapids, Michigan, grandchildren Stephanie, Michael, Mathew, Emily, Alex, and Elliott. Formerly of Kalamazoo, Michigan she has been a resident of Fort Myers since 1987. She and her husband resided at 7 Lakes Leisure Village, before moving to Shell Point Village in Fort Myers. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 2:30 P.M. Monday March 19, 2007 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, with Rabbi Benjamin Sendrow Officiating. Arrangements by Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. 936-0555.

The News-Press, January 26, 2010--Ashley D. Gooden, "Health Park's Princess", age 11, passed away January 18th, 2010. Born in Fort Myers, she was daughter to Silburn Gooden and Lesa Young. She will be remembered as a true princess with a great sense of style and an eye for fashion. She gave more love in 11 years of life than most do in a lifetime. In addition to her parents, she is missed most by twin sister Carrina Gooden; sisters, Aepple Carson, Roseann Carson, Shanique Young, Joaquina Young; brothers, Bartley Gooden, Lester Gooden and Juna Gooden; Grandmother, Lucille Campbell; Auntie Cherry Ward; as well as many cousins and nieces. Visitation will be held 10AM - 12PM Saturday January 30th, 2010 at Harvest Ministries 200 Lee Blvd Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. Funeral services will begin at 12PM. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park. Donations to the family may be made by contacting Anderson - Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, 2701 Lee Blvd Lehigh Acres, FL 33971, (239) 368 - 7080. Please sign the register book by visiting http://www.andersonpatterson.com

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 13, 1936--Edgar Everett Goodno, 78-year-old Southwest Florida cattleman and real estate developer, died suddenly yesterday morning as the result of a heart attacck suffered while he was enroute from Punta Rassa to Fort Myers. Mr. Goodno was in apparently good health Friday but yesterday morning he felt ill and asked friends to drive him to Fort Myers. Death overtook him on the way to town. Mr. Goodno came to Fort Myers in 1894 from Winfield, Kas., and lived here three years before going to LaBelle where he became a merchant, grove owner, hotel operator and cattleman. He founded LaBelle and Goodno. He traded some Orange River property for 5,000 head of cattle in the Kissimmee valley and then proceeded to improve his stock by importing blooded bulls from the middle west. His best known venture as a cattleman was importing a herd of sacred Brahman bulls from India. Today the result of the importation of these large, hump-backed cattle can be seen on the stock of Southwest Florida. Mr. Goodno, a lover of fine animal, also imported horses, sheep and goats and made a success of raising them. In 1900, Mr. Goodno built an electric and ice plant near LaBelle. He improved his 8,000-acre ranch until it was a show place. This ranch was purchased in 1917 by Henry Ford and still belongs to the motor manufacturer, who was one of Mr. Goodno's close friends. During more recent years, Mr. Goodno has been interested in the devlopment of Punta Rassa where he owned 1,200 acres of land. This tract sold at a fabulous price in 1926 but Mr. Goodno got back title in the past few years and had plans for its development at the time of his death. He is survived by a brother, J. H. Goodno of Newkirk, Okla., and an adopted son, Dennis Small of LaBelle. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Engelhardt Funeral Home where the body was taken yesterday. The Rev. A. M. Glisson of LaBelle will officiate and burial will be at the Fort Myers Cemetery.

Lakeland Ledger, June 30, 1995 - Kathleen Morse Goodyear- 82- Teacher-Winter Haven- she died Wednesday, June 28, 1995- at Meridian Health Care Center- Born in Atlanta on Sept. 4 1912, moved to Winter Haven from Fort Myers 7 months ago. She was a retired school teacher for Lee County School Board – preceded in death by her husband Ernest Goodyear. she is survived by a daughter, Beverly Lowman, Banner Elk, N.C.-brother Newton “Andy” Morse, Brevard, N.C.,sister, Annelle Battle, Lakeland and 2 grandchildren.Gentry – Morrison Funeral Home- Southside-Lakeland.

FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, July 11, 1928--Curly haired Thomas Goolsby, 16-year-old eagle scout and youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Goolsby, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at the home of his parents after an illness of four days. Last Saturday he complained of feeling ill and did not report for duty at the Arcade theater, where he was employed as an usher. The family physician, Dr. George S. Stone, was summoned and said that he believed Thomas was suffering from an attack of ptomaine poisoning. By yesterday he had apparently recovered, but early in the afternoon the body became critically ill and passed away shortly afterwards. Thomas was being mourned last night be a grief stricken mother, his father who was hurrying home from Canal Point and a wide circle of friends--boys who cherished him as a pal, hundreds of older persons who knew him as an enterprising young business man and his scoutmaster and scout executive, R. L. Newman, jr. and H. O. Kight, both of whom described him as "an ideal boy." Early last January Thomas was a member of a party of 100 boy scouts who visited Cuba. In Fort Myers his proud parents listened in over the radio as their boy received the highest honors of the scout world, an eagle badge, presented by President Machado of Cuba. Besides his parents Thomas is survived by three sisters, Mrs. W. W. Stewart, Mrs. J. B. Preston of Scottsboro, Ala., and Mrs. Warren Lightsey of Bluefield, W. Va., and one brother, Lois C. Goolsby, who is employed with his father at Canal Point. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night pending the arrival of the sisters of the boy.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - April 13, 1957 Eva I. Goorley, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 30 years, died yesterday after a long illness. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survivors are: a son, George W. Goorley; daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Walters; and two sisters, Mrs. L. Montgomery, Bueyrus, Ohio and Mrs. E. P. George of Canton, Ohio. Services will be held at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. John Montgomery officiating, Sunday at 4 p.m. Pallbearers will be Allen Kersey, Bob Halgrim, Cliff Rankin, Elvin Jones, W. J. F. Spillers and Henry Sparks. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.

The News-Press, 12/17/2008--Norene E. Goosic, 86, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on Monday, December 15, 2008. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Estes Dean Goosic. Norene is survived by her sons, Mark and wife Kim Goosic of Fort Myers, FL, Mike and girlfriend Valerie DeOrio of Lehigh Acres, FL. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 19, 2008, at 10 AM, at the Faith Lutheran Church, 705 Leeland Heights Blvd. East, Lehigh Acres, FL. Entombment will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to Hope Hospice of Lee County. Arrangements are with Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, (239) 334-4880.

Caloosa Belle, Dec 12 2004 - Henry Jim Gopher, 65, of Hollywood, Florida, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004. Born Aug. 22, 1939, in Glades County, Florida, Mr. Gopher had been a resident of Hollywood for 35 years. He served in the U.S. Army and worked as maintenance director for Seminole Tribe of Florida. He enjoyed carving, arts & crafts, playing guitar, singing and he was of the Southern Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Maude Johns Gopher; sister, Mary Gopher; and brothers Charlie Gopher and James Gopher.Survivors include his beloved wife of 22 years, Sandy Gopher of Hollywood; son, Hyde Gopher; daughter Roberta Gopher; stepdaughters, Sheree Major and Lisa Selner, all of Hollywood; sisters, Lola Gopher, Madelyn Tongkema, Buelah Gopher and Ethel Gopher, all of Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation; brother Daniel Gopher of Hollywood; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services and interment will be in Ortona Cemetery on Highway 78 West in Ortona, Florida, on Sunday Dec. 12, 2004, at 11 a.m. Buxton Funeral Home.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS--2004-09-14 Sandra S. Gordon, 64, of Ft. Myers peacefully entered into rest on Sept. 12th at her home. She was born in Akron, Ohio and moved to Ft. Myers in 1960 where she met her loving husband Lewis (Lew) Gordon. She was a stay at home mother of three; Richard Gordon (Anne), Roxann Gordon Franklin (James), and Dawn Gordon Garcia (Herberto). Sandy was a proud grandmother to Christine, Michelle, Adam, Justin, Desmond, Tommy, Austin, Logan and Thomas. It was always Nana's & Grandpap's house that all the grandchildren wanted to go and celebrate their birthday parties, year end baseball & soccer team parties. Sandy had a gift with animals that few people possessed. She and her husband raised and showed dogs for 25 years as a hobby, but her dream was to own a horse. Her dream came true at the age of 57. She started taking dressage lessons and successfully competed in some horse shows. Her love and care for her horse did not go unnoticed by all the wonderful loving and supportive friends she met while learning the ropes of dressage. Sandy is survived by her husband Lewis C. Gordon, 2 brothers, Quin Stumpf (Jacque), Rick Stumpf (Linda) and sister Kay Andrews (Ed) of CA as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Memorial service will be conducted on Sat. Sept. 18th in Sandy's memory by Pastor Wayne Cook at 11:00 AM at the Grace United Methodist Church, 13 S.E. 21st Place, Cape Coral. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home

    Fort Myers News-Press, September 17, 2011 - Mary Jenkins Gosdin, 87, passed away September 14, 2011 in Alpharetta, Ga. She was born on January 6, 1924, in Pine Mountain, GA. Mary graduated High School as class valedictorian and was awarded a Reader's Digest Scholarship to the University of GA. Mary married Gittis, her husband for 65 years in 1946. They lived in Florida for 60 years, mostly in Fort Myers where they raised their family. In 1997 she authored the book, Genealogical Account of Lewis Jenkins, and is quoted "it is clear there is too much Florida sand in their shoes for any future moves" however in 2008, she and her husband moved to Georgia to be with their two daughters. Many remember Mary from her teaching years in Lee County as a Teacher and Department Head for Cypress Lake High School and the Language Arts Coordinator for the Lee County School Board. Upon retirement, she served as a Guardian of the Court to continue tending to the safety and wellbeing of children in the Fort Myers area. She was an active member of the Benevolent Society, Garden Club and the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers. She will always be remembered for her heartwarming smile and loving spirit. Mary is survived by her husband, Gittis Gosdin, and two children, Kay Snow of Alpharetta, GA, and Ann Hannaford of Roswell, GA; grandchildren Megan Snow, Dana Snow, Chris Hannaford and Mary Margaret Hannaford. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Sympathy cards can be sent to the Gosdin Family, in care of Ann Hannaford, 275 Merritt Drive, Roswell, GA 30076.

Key West Citizen, 16 Nov 2005-- Beloved Key West resident Monica Gotz died Nov. 14, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Miami of metatastic breast cancer. Monica's smiling face is recognizable from working first at Blue Heaven, then recently at Seven Fish. Though she enjoyed rollerblading, yoga, wine, chocolate and Scrabble games, Monica's biggest passion was friendship. She will be missed by too many souls to count. When first diagnosed, Monica vowed to tackle cancer with "grace and enthusiasm," and this she did. From start to finish, Monica harnessed every resource in pursuit of recovery and vitality. Though fortunate to have skilled medical care in Miami, her effort fiercely probed the richness of the Key West community, from its healers, to its cooks, to tea at Kindred Spirit, to the kind, supportive words of everyone from dear friends to casual contacts. The people of Key West consistently rewarded Monica with love and encouragement she profoundly appreciated, and which boosted her will. In turn, Monica inspired many to stop in their tracks and admire the simple beauty of the day. As well as by friends all over the world, Monica will be missed by siblings Mary, Paul, Michael, Jerome, Marguerite and Teresa, all of whom live in her hometown of Seattle, as well as nieces and nephews and, of course, her more-than-just-a-cat, Mister. An informal memorial will take place at a later date; contact Rosa at (305) 849-0680 for more information. Bring photographs, stories, beverages, food and/or nothing but the wish to celebrate a life fully lived until the very last drop.
    Larry Taylor Funeral And Cremation Services, Punta Gorda, FL - David Warne Goudreau, 22, of Punta Gorda passed away December 2, 2011. He was born on February 13, 1989 in Port Charlotte to Robert and Cynthia Goudreau. David grew up in Punta Gorda and attended Charlotte High. David will be greatly missed by his parents, Robert and Cynthia; brothers, Roby Dob (Diseree), Richie and CJ all of Punta Gorda; little sister Mariah and big sis Darcy; grandmother, Beverly Warne of Punta Gorda; grandparents, William (Jean) Goudreau; his loved one, Collette and her loving children, Savannah and Jessie and along with many friends and extended family, who will be eternally loved and missed by him. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Richard "Old Ugly" Warne and Uncle, Billy D Goudreau. A visitation will be 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. A service to celebrate David's life will be at 11:00 am, Friday, December 9, 2011 at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial to follow at Indian Springs Cemetery. 
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, September 17, 2009 - George Way Gould, 79, of Cape Coral, formerly of North Fort Myers, went home to be with Our Lord Monday, Sept. 14, 2009. He was born in Hardwick, Vt., to George and Ruth Hamilton Gould. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He had always enjoyed playing tennis and bridge, snow skiing and did a lot of traveling. Our memories will be the legacy of his love. Leaving behind to cherish his memory are his loving daughters, Christine (Robert) Durepo, Joan (Robert) Gallant, Monica (Kenneth) Pribanic, all of Lee County, and Charlotte (Jay) Needham of Amarillo, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Sharon, in June 2008. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road. Interment will be held at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Glenn Taylor Goulding, 84, of Fort Myers, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013. He was born August 11, 1928 in Owosso, MI and moved here from Lansing, MI in 1963. He was a Sexton at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for many years and was a member of St. Hilary’s Episcopal Church. Mr. Goulding leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 45 years, Leila Marie Goulding; his daughter: Debbie Kubiak, Pam Waters and Peggy Goulding. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, March 30, 2013 at St. Hilary’s Episcopal Church, 5011 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers with entombment to follow in 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. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.

  FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, April 13, 1932--Dr. Henry Goule, 82 years old, a resident of Fort Myers for nearly 20 years, died yesterday at his residence following a long illness. Dr. Goule was born in England on Jan. 18, 1850. He was a graduate of Quebec college at Birmingham. He had lived at his home on the Ballard road here for 18 years. Survivors include the widow, two sons, harold Goule of California, and Adrian Goule, who lives here; and two daughters, Miss Barbara Goule and Mrs. R. P. Gallamore, both of this city. Funeral services will be held at the graveside in Fort Myers cemetery at 10:30 o'clock this morning, with the Rev. F. A. Shorek,pastor of St. Luke's episcopal church officiating. Pall bearers were Judge N. G. Stout, W. P. Franklin, Judge L. Y. Redwine, W. J. Odom, Mr. Whiteney and D. T. Farrabee. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of funeral arrangements. See funeral home record for Dr. Henry Saule.

Fort Myers News-Press 6 Jan 2007-- Norman Heaton Gowan, 73, of St. James City and long time Pine Island resident passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning, December 30th. For over a decade and a half, Norm, aka "The Big Duck" was an Island icon, working tirelessly to help the Calusa Land Trust acquire and preserve environmentally sensitive lands. His survivors include daughters Karen (Bob) signore, Johanna Hart, Lauren Delillo; sons Michael Gowan, Matthew (Carol) Gowan; brothers Jerry (Carol) Gowan, and Gary (Chris) Gowan; grandchildren Clare Delillo, Elise signore, and Casey Gowan Signore.A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Fritt's Park followed by burial at sea. A reception will follow at Woody" around 4:00p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to the Calusa Land Trust.

FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, March 20, 1931--Harry M. Gower, well known to Fort Myers newspaper readers as the contributor of many letters on agriculture problems and civic affairs, died yesterday at the age of 58 of complications from injuries which he received in the World war as an officer in the British navy. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel and the body will be sent to LaCelle, Que., his former home, for burial. The funeral service will be conducted by former Judge N. G. Stout and will be in charge of the local American Legion post. Mrs. Gower will not accompany the body north but will carry on the operation of the Gower farm on McGregor boulevard. Harry Martin Leveson-Gower was a member of the family headed by the Duke of Sutherland, one of the oldest of English nobility. He came to this country after the war, however, because he was attracted by its democracy. He signed himself simply Harry M. Gower and was an outspoken critic of persons claiming social distinction. Mr. Gower enlisted the day after way was declared as pay commander in the royal naval reserve and served continuously until the armistice except for time spent in hospitals as the result of two wounds received in action. He fought in the battle of Jutland and organized the setup of the British flying service at Gallipoli.

News-Press -- Fort Myers resident Annie Yarbrough, 81, calls Dr. W. H. Grace, who delivered about bout 2,000 babies between 1924 and 1961, "Daddy Grace."Yarbrough, a retired nurse, recalls him bounding up stairs at the hospital."Miss Annie," he would say, "I got to deliver this baby."Once, according to his grandson, Walter, Dr. Grace delivered babies in Fort Myers, LaBelle, Punta Gorda and near Naples in a 24-hour stretch. One of his sons, Angus, also became a physician and displayed the same dedication.Dr. Roger D. Scott, a Lee County medical historian, wrote that a drunk, unhappy patient called Angus and said he was going to kill him. Angus said, "Make an appointment." And hung up.Patients routinely visited W.H. Grace at his Fort Myers home."Dr. Grace was a very honest, warm physician," said Betty Wight, 86, a nurse who worked at Lee Memorial from 1941 to 1986.He died in 1961 at Lee Memorial at 79."He died in my arms," Yarbrough said.

Ft Myers News-Press, May 4, 2001 - Alex Graham, 67, Fort Myers, died Saturday, April 28, 2001. Funeral Services will be 10:00, Saturday, May 5, 2001 from Friendship Church of God in Christ, with Rev. Curtis McCarter. Pastor, Officiating. Interment to follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Today from Hickson's Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hickson Funeral Home Inc., 3696 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, FL. 334-6440.

Caloosa Belle Nov 1, 2008 SOCORRO, NM - David Graham Sr., gentle husband, loving father, talented musician and respected teacher, succumbed to a short but hard-fought battle with cancer on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. He was 76. He will be remembered as a teacher, helping to show the youth of Socorro to learn to love knowledge. The Graham family moved to LaBelle in 1945, and David grew up and attended school in LaBelle, where he was active in the LaBelle High School Band during the late 1940s and early 1950s. After serving in the United States Army during the Korean War, David attended Florida Southern College majoring in music. David and a group of fellow musicians from Florida Southern were mainstays at American Legion dances in LaBelle during the mid 1950s. David taught school in LaBelle for a number of years, as well as teaching adult Spanish conversation classes. David was preceded in death by his daughter, Virginia; his parents, B. Hudson and Winnibunn Watson Graham; and his older brother, B. Hudson "Bud" Graham Jr. David is survived by his wife, Ariopajita Graham; two sons, Luis Graham of Socorro, N.M., and David Graham Jr. of Costa Mesa, Calif.; two sisters, Susanna Butchvarov of Ft. Lauderdale, and Elizabeth Rouse of Raleigh, N.C.; and four grandchildren, who did not have enough time in his wonderful presence. No services are scheduled at this time. Sign David's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.

Fort Myers News-Press,Dec 22 2004--Freddie Lewis Graham, 84, went home to be with the Lord on December 19, 2004 in Ft.Myers. She was born November 23, 1920 in Brooker, Florida, she grew up in Arcadia and has lived in Ft.Myers for over 40 years. Freddie was a member of central Baptist Church and very devoted to her Lord, her family and her friends, her number one desire in life was for others to know Christ, she was always there with a helping hand for everyone. Freddie served her country during WWII in the WAVES. Mrs. Graham is survived by her daughter-in-law Sandy Graham, her granddaughter Stephani King, her grandsons Robert Graham and Sandy's son Brian McWhirter, her sister and brother-in-law Flo and Ray Clement and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Robert, her son Robert, her brother Lamar Lewis and sister Estelle Bassford. A funeral service celebrating her life will be conducted in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Thursday at 1 PM, the family will receive friends will receive friends at the funeral home from 12-1 PM. Interment with Navy military honors will be in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens.

Fort Myers News-Press-Feb 8, 2007--Harold E. Graham, 73, of Cape Coral passed away Tuesday February 6, 2007. He was born in Ailey, GA, son of the late Mason and Ruby Graham and served his country in the U.S Air Force. Harold moved to Cape Coral with his wife from Lakeland, FL in 2001. He is survived by his loving wife Marie; his daughter Stephanie (Craig) Faux, of Boca Raton, FL; his son Mason (Vonda) Graham of Fort Myers; four grandchildren; Trisha (William) Tucker; Craig Faux Jr.; Mason Evan and McKenzie Graham; his brother Albert of Dade City; and two sisters; Carri Mae Burgess of Lakeland, FL and Faye Lee of Ashland City, TN. He was preceded in death by his brother Mason. Harold's family will receive friends Saturday February 10, 2007 at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers from 9:30 am to 10:30 am with funeral services conducted at 10:30am. Interment will follow at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Harold's name may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Fort Myers News-Press, December 22, 2010 - Leonard C. Graham, age 77, passed away Dec. 15, 2010, at his home in Ortona, FL. He was born in Florahome, FL on Aug. 27, 1933. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served in the Korean War He is survived by his children, Sara Lamb (Johnny) of Chiefland, FL, Beth Reynolds (Ronnie) of Archer, FL, Susie Cline (David) of Moore Haven, FL, Jon Graham Gainesville, FL, Scott Graham (Judy) of LaBelle, FL, Lisa Hansen (Paul) of Muse, FL; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Christine White of Felda, FL; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janie Hull Graham; son, Michael Graham; and daughter, Kristina Graham. Memorial Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, 11 a.m. at the Primitve Baptist Church in Felda, FL. The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Caloosa Belle, 23 Feb 2006 -- Bo Grainger, age 51, of Arcadia, passed away February 7, 2006, in Port Charlotte. He was born Apr. 15, 1954, in Fort Myers to Joseph Norton Grainger and Lavinia (Earnest) Grainger. He served in the Army. Survivors include and sons: Snapper Eugene Grainger, Danny Smith, Brian Smith all of Arcadia; daughter: Trina Smith of Arcadia; mother: Lavinia Grainger of LaBelle; brothers: Jim Grainger and J.W. Grainger, both of LaBelle; sisters: Becky White of Arcadia, Brenda Garcia of Frostproof and Laura Rachel of Arcadia; and great-granddaughter: Brittany Nicole Grainger of Arcadia. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Norton Grainger.Graveside funeral services were held Feb. 9, at Felda Cemetery with Reverend Richard C. Phipps officiating. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, September 26, 1990 - Hendry County - Anna Laura Gramling, 84, of LaBelle, passed away Monday after a brief illness. A former resident of Okeechobee, she moved to LaBelle in 1975. She was a member of the Carlson Memorial Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Rennie Lee McClead of Okeechobee; two brothers, J. B. Stanford of Moore Haven and W. C. Stanford of Clewiston; a sister, Allene English of Tampa; 3 grandchildren, Drayton Kilpatrick, Jr. of Chipley, Ann K. Akin of LaBelle and Laurlene Mims of Okeechobee and 5 great-grandchildren. Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Akin-Davis Chapel with the Rev. Charles Boggs officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle Chapel.  

    Fort Myers News-Press, March 10, 2011 - “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die" - Clyde Campbell - On March 7th, 2011, Fort Myers lost one of its native daughters and finest citizens when Sara Nell Hendry Gran left this life behind at the age of 93. A member of the proud pioneer family who were among the first settlers of this area, Sara Nell was the great-grandaughter of the man known as the 'Father of Fort Myers' and after whom Hendry County is named . Captain Francis Asbury Hendry. Throughout her life she would remain devoted to the preservation of the history of this family . keeping an entire room in her home where she would collect and catalogue over a hundred years' worth of pictures, documents and letters. She personally penned a bit of family lore onto the invitations to the Hendry Family Reunion each year, and, after mailing out all 400+, brought reams of material to the reunion itself . where family members delighted in tracing their roots and viewing pictures of their ancestors. The Ft. Myers that Sara Nell grew up in was a very different place. During Christmas, her family would go pick out and cut down a pine tree to decorate, and when she was 10 years old, she watched . starry-eyed . as President-elect Herbert Hoover drove by on his way to an 82nd birthday celebration for his friend, Thomas Edison. Sara Nell graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1936. After graduation, her career began in the office of the Lee County Judge. She began with the City of Fort Myers in 1940 as secretary to the Mayor and from that initial assignment she advanced to Deputy Clerk-Collector-Treasurer. In 1948 she was asked to accept the position of Fort Myers City Clerk. She held that office until taking early retirement in April 1969 to spend time traveling with her husband. In all, she served 29 years with the City of Fort Myers. She was named a member of Community Leaders of America in 1969 and was a member and officer of several municipal officers' associations during her career. In the 40 years since her retirement she stayed busy with her church, travel and volunteer work. She loved to travel . often accompanied by her sister-in-law, Ida Mae - and visited every state in the union and many trips to Europe, South America, and other places including Antarctica, which she found fascinating. She also enjoyed visiting members of her husband's family in Sweden. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Southwest Florida Historical Society, Colonial Dames Society, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Pioneer Club of Lee County. She was also a member of the Florida State Genealogical Society and the Florida Historical Society and she enjoyed attending their annual conferences as well as attending historic postcard shows to add to her extensive collection of early Fort Myers postcards. Her memory for people and the history of Fort Myers was legendary and she was often consulted by noted historians, genealogists and journalists throughout the state of her knowledge of local history. Like Ida Mae, who lived down the street until her death in 2005, Sara Nell took care of herself and was regarded as a 'rock' amongst her family members. Sara Nell was a long time member of Edgewood Methodist Church and later became a charter member of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, where she has held positions of board member, treasurer, and church historian. She also served her church on many committees and panels and was currently a co-leader of her circle group there. She was a very caring and sharing person and - in recognition of the many things she did for others - she received two recent honors that she was proud of: the Southwest Florida Historical Society renamed their research room in her honor on June 10, 2010, and, on August 19th, 2008, she was awarded a proclamation by the Board of Lee County Commissioners where then-Commission Chairman Ray Judah read a resolution honoring her for her work with the Historic Society and declaring her to be "a living, breathing piece of Lee County history". At their regular meeting this past Tuesday, the commissioners observed a moment of silence in honor of her passing. Sara Nell was predeceased in death by her first husband, Jessie Williams and her second husband Nils E. Gran. She was the fourth of nine children born to Fred Earl and Bertha Greetice (Gould) Hendry. She was the great-granddaughter of Lee County pioneer Capt. Francis A. Hendry. She is survived by three brothers, Edward (Althea) Hendry of Cullowhee, NC and Lloyd G. (Jody) Hendry and Charles D. (Deena) Hendry of Fort Myers. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives - all of whom loved her deeply and will cherish her memory until they see her again in heaven. A funeral service followed by visitation will be held on Friday, March 11th, at 2pm at the Cypress Lake United Methodist Church on 8570 Cypress Lake Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either Hope Hospice of Fort Myers, the Southwest Florida Historic Society or Cypress Lake United Methodist Church.

 

Fort Myers News-Press, 26 May 2006 -- Harrison Carter Grandinetti, 18 months old, of Cape Coral, Florida went to Heaven to be with the Lord on May 24, 2006. He was born October 30, 2004 in Fort Myers, Florida the loving son of Arthur and Shawna (Martinez) Grandinetti. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his loving parents, Arthur and Shawna Grandinetti of Cape Coral, Florida, 3 brothers, Anthony, Eddie, and Garrett, 1 sister Chloe, paternal grandmother Lucille Grandinetti of Cape Coral, FL, maternal grandparents, Richard and Suzanne Martinez of Tavares, FL, and great-grandmother Luella Taylor of Bonita Springs, FL, aunts and uncles, Pete Grandinetti, Michelle Gatto, Debra Grandinetti, Joe Hollis, Paul Gatto, Tammy Whitaker, Michelle and Nick Earltinez, Amity and Scott Vanhoose, and Michael Martinez, great uncle Major Jeffrey and Terri Taylor. He was predeceased by maternal grandmother Billie Martinez and paternal grandfather Michael Grandinetti. We were blessed to have had you to enjoy your smiles, laughter, and love. You will always be in our hearts forever until we meet again. Visitation will be on Sunday from 6-8 PM at Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Monday at 11 AM at Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Coral Ridge Cemetery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 2, 1936--Stanley Granger, 46-year-old Felda truck farmer, died last night at Lee Memorial Hospital from a skull fracture received early yesterday morning when he fell beneath the wheels of a logging truck. Granger had just boarded the truck on his way to a nearby sawmill where he was augmenting the slender income from his farm by an occasional day's work. In seating himself on the rear framework he slipped and fell, the rear wheel rolling over his head. He was rushed to the Fort Myers Hospital where Dr. Ernest Bostelman gave first aid treatment. Granger is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lily Granger, seven small children, his father, J. N. Granger, a brother, Cecil Granger, all of Felda, and another brother, Willie, at Wauchula. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of funeral arrangements which will be announced later. December 3, 1936--Funeral services for Stanley Granger, Felda farmer who was killed in a logging truck accident, will be held at 10 o'clock this morning in the Fort Denaud Cemetery. The Rev. J. H. Sutley of Punta Gorda will be in charge. Arrangements are being made by Lawrence A. Powell.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS--2004-07-27 Bill Carl Grant, born, February 28, 1924, at Guntersville, AL. He passed away Sunday morning at his home in LaBelle, FL. He was the son of the late Judson B. Grant and Ruth Scogin Grant. He came with his family to Lake Harbor, FL when he was three years old in 1928. He with his wife, Mary Harris Grant, came to Naples, in 1949, from Clewiston, where they had resided since their marriage August 1, 1944, where he was Head Mechanic for the United States Sugar Corporation for eight years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Harbor, East Naples Civic Association, Collier County Historical Society, and several Stock Car Clubs of Florida, having built and raced the first stock car in Collier County. He and his wife built, owned and operated Airport Garage for 50 years, and he owned and operated the first full-time Wrecker Service in Collier County. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Harris Grant, two daughters, Barbara Grant Ellis & Meece Ellis, Jr. & Charlotte Grant Wangerin & G.B. Wangerin of LaBelle, FL; two granddaughters, Mary Lessie & Jeryl Buck of LaBelle, FL & Jessie Mae Ellis of Naples, one great-grandson, Billy Meece Buck of LaBelle, FL; nieces, Janet Grant Huffman & Steve Huffman of Lexington Park, MD, Lynda Grant Scroggin & Bob Scroggin of Okeechobee, FL, Barbara McLeod Remerow & Ray Remerow of Clewiston, FL, Hannah McClendon Maley & Shayne Maley of Montana, nephews James (Bo) Grant & Jan Adams of Naples, Dennis & Martha Grant of Oxford, FL, Ken McLeod of Clewiston, FL and Larry McLeod of Clewiston, FL; 7 great nieces and 7 great nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 28, 2-4 PM and 6-9 PM, at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, FL. Funeral will be Thursday, July 29, at 2 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home.

Fort Myers News-Press 16 Nov 2006---AUG. 1, 1923 - NOV. 10, 2006-- Elijah Grant was born on August 1, 1923 in Coosawhatchic, South Carolina to the late Edward Lee and Florence (Thomas) Grant. After becoming a teenager, he moved to Savannah, Georgia.Grant was united in holy matrimony to the later Mary Ellen Grant on July 4, 1979 in Fort Myers, Florida. Grant was as affectionately called 'Pop Bear" by those who knew and loved him.Loving memories of Grant will forever be cherished by his six children, Sonya (Reginald) Cheeseborough, Orlando, FL, Henry (Veronica) Jackson III, Inay (Damon) Ingram, Pinkie (Carlton) Dixon Hamm, Thomas (Lisa) Jackson, Fort Myers, FL, and Reginald Jackson, Sr., Seattle, WA; special daughter-in-law, Sarah Grant, Detroit, MI, one brother-in-law, William (Lila) Ferrell, Jr., Fort Myers, FL; two sisters-in-law, Perditha Rhodes, Emma Ferrell, twenty-three grandchildren, Barbara, Kesha, Antonio, Latasha, Alexis, Courtney, Reggie, Brittany, Dwayne, Athena, Jason, Brandon (Shequita), Demetris, Ian, Dion, Renisha, Reggine, Eric, Destinee, Chri'Nieya, Mary Re'onna, Reginald, Jr., Langston; five great-grandchildren, Jaylen, Jaierra, Pershara, Courtney, Jr., Frederick; three godsons, Dave Hunter, Joseph Wise, Eugene Hunter, Jr; dedicated friend, John Ervin; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.Funeral services will be 11 AM, Friday, November 17, 2006 from the Hickson Funeral Home Chapel, with Apostle William Glover, officiating. Interment to follow in Fort Myers Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 PM (TODAY) from Hickson's Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hickson Funeral Home Inc., 3308 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 334-6440.

Fort Myers News-Press, 24 Aug 2007 -- Hazel Grant, 102 of Fort Myers died August 18, 2007. Mrs. Grant had been a resident of Fort Myers since 1965, having come from Independence, Iowa, where she was an elementary school teacher and principal in the Independence Community school system.During her professional career Mrs. Grant was active at local, state and national levels. She served on the executive board of the Department of Elementary Principals, was a member of the Steering Committee for in-service training for elementary principals, and a consultant leader for State Institutes to improve instruction. She was a 50 year member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary society and local chapter Gamma Epsilon. Locally, she has held offices in the Art League of Ft. Myers, the Arts Council of S.W. Florida and St. Luke's Episcopal Church women.In 1979 Mrs. Grant was predeceased by her veterinarian husband, Dr. Victor Grant. She is survived by nieces, Phyllis Richards of Hawaii, Julie Ann Sonbol of Washington state, and nephew Greg Leech of Washington state. Also are the numerous former students, parents and friends whose friendship she held with deep affection.Mrs. Grant was a devoted member of St. Luke's Episcopal church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 27, 2007. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph's Garden.Arrangements by the Kiser Funeral Home, 481-4341.

Fort Myers News-Press January 19, 2008 Mary Maxine Harris Grant, age 81, was called Home to be with the Lord on Thur., January 17, 2008 in LaBelle, FL. surrounded by her family at her bedside. She was born September 16, 1926, in Moore Haven, FL, daughter of the late West B. Harris and Lessie Hicks Harris, who were among the earlier founders of Moore Haven. She was fondly known as the 1926 Hurricane Baby to Old Timers. Mary and her late husband Bill were married August 1, 1944 and resided in Clewiston, but moved to Naples in 1949, eventually moving to LaBelle in 2004. Mary built, owned, and operated Mary's Flowers, Gifts, & Bridal Boutique on Airport Road in Naples, having been the fourth florist in Collier County, and second bridal shop owner. With her husband Bill, they established and operated Airport Garage in 1953, the first full time Wrecker Service for Collier County. Mary was a member of the Seagate Baptist Church, after moving her letter from the East Naples Baptist Church and also held a certification with the Southern Baptist Convention in teaching and counseling the Girls Auxiliary and for Home and Foreign Missions. She was the first woman to wear a Deputy Sheriff's uniform in Collier County for Sheriff Doug Hendry. Mary was a member of the East Naples Civic Association and was one of the first Secretaries for the Association. She also helped to spearhead the East Naples Fire Department, writing the first letters concerning getting a fire truck for East Naples and a Fire House. Other memberships include the Naples Chamber of Commerce, American Business Woman's Association (she was among the first of the National Members of the Association in Naples), Collier County Historical Society and the Old Joint Women's Club of Collier County. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Carl Grant in 2004. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Ellis (Meece Jr.) and Charlotte Wangerin (G.B.), of LaBelle, two granddaughters, Mary Lessie Buck (Jeryl), Jessie Mae Urbanowski (Tony), of LaBelle, two great-grandsons, Billy Meece & Jonathan Scott Buck, two twin great-granddaughters, Emma Leah & Kayla Olivia Urbanowski, and two step great-grandchildren, Elizabeth & Hunter Urbanowski, all of LaBelle. She is also survived by five nieces, Dona Harris LeBlanc, Evanston, IL, Janet Huffman, Winchester, Va., Linda Scroggin (Bob), Leslie, AR, Barbara Remerow (Ray), Slidell, LA, and Hannah Maley (Shayne), Great Falls, MT, twelve nephews, James (Bo) Grant (Jan Fischer), Naples, Marvin Wesley Harris, Phoenix, AZ, Norman Harris (Maria), Naples, James Ellery Harris, Jr. Muscle Shoals, AL, Wesley James Harris, Immokalee, Wesley Harris (Raydene), Phoenix, AZ, Timothy Harris (Joanne), Calhoun, CO, Mark Harris, Hillsboro, TX, Dennis Grant (Martha), Oxford, FL, Ken McLeod, Rome, GA, Larry McLeod, Clewiston, and Delbert Mathis (Michelle), Moore Haven, sister-in-law, Frances Dupree Harris, of Hillsboro, TX and many loving friends and loved ones. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2008 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E. Hickpochee Av, LaBelle, FL. Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 21, 2:00 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Thomas Odom, Dr. James O. Odom and Rev. Glenn Wiggins officiating. Internment will follow at the Ft. Denaud Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle

Fort Myers News-Press Jan 10, 2008 Nathaniel Grant, fondly known as "MR. Grant" to family and friends, was born on April 22, 1914 to Evelina and Samuel Grant in Portland, Jamaica. He obtained his early education in the Elementary School System in Jamaica. His parents and 11 brothers pre-deceased him. He deparated this life on January 4, 2008.Mr. Grant moved to Kingston in 1928 where he learned his craft as a tailor. He eventually had his own thriving business as a tailor and employed several people. It was at this establishment that he met and married the love of his life, Emily Howell, in 1936. Together they also owned a Mom and Pop store. The union was blessed with six children: Samuel, Percival, Joseph, Silvera, Delgado and Yvonne. Delgado, Samuel and Yvonne pre-deceased him.Mr. Grant first come to the United States in 1943 and did farm work in New Jersey and Wisconsin. In 1951 he went to London to work as a tailor and in 1952 emigrated to the United States permanently. He resided in New York and was later joined by his loving wife Emily and their 6 children. Mr. Grant worked as a chef at Horn and Hordart Automat, New York's famous automated cafeteria. Later he changed his profession and delivered milk for the Queensboro Milk Company from which he retired in 1980 after 25 years of service.Throughout his life Mr. Grant was known as a loving, kind, honest, committed and caring disciplinarian who was a great provider and supporter for his family. He was a real estate investor and well known in the Jamaican community. He believed that all his children should own property and assisted them in obtaining their homes. He also owned several homes in New York.While in New York Mr. Grant was a member of the Good Hope Missionary Church in Brooklyn where he was an active member and served as a Deacon for 38 years. Upon moving to Cape Coral, Florida in 1980, he transferred his membership to Cape Coral Assembly of God Church. Here he spent his last days and continued as a Deacon and Prayer Warrior. In addition to all of these accomplishments he was an excellent handyman and could fix anything around the home but most of all he was proud of his garden.The manner in which he bore his illness, the faith and the hope in which he carried himself is a tribute to his character. We believe that the right now he is continuing that loyal and faithful service to God. He was a friend and a supporter. A man of rare sensitivity, he will truly be missed. Mr. Grant leaves to cherish his memory his 3 sons, Percival, Joseph, and Silvera, his 14 grandchildren, Malik, Kyonne, Jumanji, Dean, Theron, JoAnn, Laura, Walter, Michael, Lisa, Kendall, Devin, Brian and Kevin, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.We are thankful to God for placing Mr. Grant in our lives for 93 years. He was dearly loved and will be missed.The family will receive friends on Friday, January 11, 2008 from 6-8 PM at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 12th, at 10 AM at the Cape Coral Assembly of God. Burial will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 283-0540.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, August 16, 1936--Dollene Grantham, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. Grantham of 1028 DeSoto Avenue, was struck down and killed on East First Street at 10:45 o'clock yesterday morning by a Florida Power and Light ice truck driven by J. Marshall Scott. Two eye witnesses standing across the street from Sullivan's store were of the opinion that the little blonde-haired girl never saw the approaching truck and was killed instantly. Glen Edwards who witnessed the fatal accident from Perry's filling station rushed out and picked up the mutilated body and carried it into Sullivan's store. After stopping to determine that the girl was killed, Scott drove the truck back to the ice plant and waited there until he was taken into custody by Police Officer Abe Skinner and taken to the Lee county jail. Edwards, a 15-year-old boy, and Ed Nolan, manager of Perry's service station, agreed that the child ran in front of the truck and that the driver did not have a chance to stop. The truck was driving on the right side of the highway in LaBelle with 3,600 pounds of ice. It was to have been Scott's second trip yesterday. He said he was driving 17 or 28 miles per hour. Edwards and Nolin estimated the speed of the truck at between 30 and 35 miles per hour. The little girl had just purchased a bar of soap from Sullivan's store. Mr. adn Mrs. O. D. Sullivan said the girl ran out of the store to make a purchase across the street. They heard the truck put on brakes but did not see the fatal impact. The left fender and headlight of the truck struck the child and fractured her skull. She dangled on the bumper for about 20 feet and then fell under the wheels. The truck stopped in approximately 40 yards. State patrolman Homer Klay was the first officer on the scene. he questioned the witnesses, marked the spot where the accident happened and then turned his inforamtion over to Chief of Police W. D. Smith and Constable D. M. Ramsay. Justice of Peace John R. West arrived, made a preliminary investigation and said a coroner's jury would take testimony at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Neighbors drove to the Grantham home and told the girl's mother what had happened. She hastened to Sullivan's store. The body had been laid out on a blanket and covered with a sheet by Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan. Mrs. Grantham turned back the sheet and saw the blood stained face of her daughter. 'My God, my God, my little daughter has gone to heaven,' sobbed out the mother and then fell in a faint. The girl's eight-year-old brother stood by the counter sobbing out his heart. Patrolman Klay revived Mrs. Grantham before her husband, a barber employed at Gray's shop on Hendry street, arrived. He covered his face with his hands and then attempted to comfort Mrs. Grantham, the mother of the four other children. The body was taken to the Lawrence A. Powell Fuenral Home. Scott was released in the custody of Grover E. Gerald, manager of the Florida Power and Light Company. Mr. Gerald said Scott had been driving for the ice plant for ten years and had never had an accident. 'I don't think anyone could have saved the girl,' Mrs. Sullivan told officers. 'We always worry about children and warn them to be careful.
    Beatrice (Mitchell) Gray, 68, of Clewiston, Fla., died Friday, March 29, 2013, at home in Clewiston. Funeral services will be Friday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at Turning Point Church of God, Clewiston, with Pastor Troy Ezell officiating. Interment will be in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven, Fla. She was born May 16, 1944, in Randolph County, Ala., to the late Arnton Jefferson and the late Eula Mae Greggs Mitchell. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Joy Ellen White and Benny of Desarc, Mo., and Cheryl Lynn Silva and Frederico of Clewiston; two brothers, Sam Mitchell and Fred Mitchell, both of Clewiston; one sister, Diane Byars of Clewiston; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Billy Joe Gray Jr.; two sisters, Ethel Loudermilk and Mae Gutherie; and a brother, Jeff Mitchell. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.

Ft Myers News-Press, May 2, 2001 - Constance B. Gray, 82, of Lehigh Acres, died April 30, 2001. Formerly of Oberlin, Ohio, she has been a resident of Lehigh Acres since 1970. She is survived by her personal friend and caregiver Sue Eskew of Lehigh Acres, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband Nelson Gray, and son Tommy Gray. She attended the Senior Friendship Center in Lehigh Acres, where she will be missed by her many friends. Funeral services and burial will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2001 at Farley Memorial Funeral Home in Lehigh Acres, with Pastor Gary Warchol officiating. Entombment will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Ft. Myers News-Press, September 3, 2003 - Thelma L. Gray, 93, a Cape Coral resident for the past 30 years, passed away on August 31, 2003 at Hope Hospice of Cape Coral. She was born March 6, 1910 in Brooklin, Maine the daughter of Enoch and Lena (Bridges) Lurvey. She was a member of the Eastern Star, a Lioness, and an Artex representative where she won many awards for her craft. She also had enjoyed playing cards, parties, and traveling. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 74 years Basil Gray in June of 2003. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, two daughters, Betty Gray of Cape Coral, and Lynda Simpson of West Memphis, Arkansas, one son Basil Paul Gray of Dallas, Texas, as well as two grandchildren, and 3 great granddaughters. Visitation will be on Thursday Sept. 4, 2003 from 10-11:00 AM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home with a service in celebration of Thelma's life beginning at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow in the Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that contributions in Thelma's loving memory be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL. 33908. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Road 82, Ft. Myers, FL.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 30, 2013 - Zitamae "Bea" Gray, age 92 of Young Harris, GA, formerly of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at her residence. Bea was born in Des Moines, Iowa and was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Fran Peacock Loftstedt; she was preceded in death her husband, Donald; grandson, Donnie and her beloved dog, Bingo. Bea enjoyed golf, bowling, and of course playing bingo, which is where her dogs name originated. She is survived by her daughter, Fran Brooks; granddaughter, Donna Schmidt; grandson, Mack Harris, Jr.; three great grandsons, Charles "Buddy" Tanner, Jr., Gene Paulk, Eric Griffin, Jr., and one great great granddaughter, Madilyn Tanner. A private family service and entombment will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers, Florida. Townson-Rose Funeral Home, Murphy, NC is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 19, 2013 - Robert Alfred "Rocky" Graziano, 65 of North Fort Myers, FL passed away on December 16, 2013 at his home. He was born on July 16, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY to Joseph and Mary Mazzola Graziano. Rocky retired from the Lee County Sheriff's Office as an Alternate Response Officer after 30 years of service. He was an avid collector of sports and western memorabilia. Rocky is survived by his loving family including his daughters, Jennifer (Anthony) Wingate and MaryEllen (Luis) Cedeno; mother, Mary Graziano; five grandchildren, Ryan, Jordan, Kristen, Layla and Lucas; sister, Rosemarie Mitchell, all of Cape Coral, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia in 2000. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service time. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome to share in his Life Story.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS--2004-04-16 Mary Elizabeth Grebe passed away April 13, 2004 at her home at Calusa Harbour in Ft. Myers. She was 97. She is survived by a niece, Carol Lloyd of Great Falls, Virginia and nephews; John Hughes of Warren, New Jersey and Mont Beardsley of Finksburg, Maryland, as well as many great nieces and nephews, dear friends and caring Calusa Harbour staff. Her beloved husband Theodore died 1985. Mary was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and spent much of her early life in New Jersey. She worked at the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia in management positions, retiring in 1957 to live in Matlacha, Florida. There, she spent many hours painting in various mediums, depictions of life in what was then a small fishing village. Some of her paintings are displayed in the Museum of the Islands in Bokeelia, FL. Many more of her paintings have been displayed in the gallery at Calusa Harbour. Mary continued painting, reading, doing crossword puzzles and playing card games almost until her passing. Interment services will be held at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery on Monday, April 19, 2004 at 1:00 PM. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 1:00 PM at Calusa Harbour, 2525 E. First St., Ft. Myers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.

Ft. Myers News-Press, July 12, 2003 - Anna Louise Green, 79, of Ft. Myers, died on July 10, 2003 at her daughter's Lawanda's home in Red Boiling Springs, TN.Mrs. Anna Louise Wooten Green was born in Louisville, KY. on Dec. 6, 1923 to the late Dalton and Anna Bell Watkins Wooten.She married on February 1, 1937 to the late James Robert Green of Ft. Myers, FL.Immediate survivors included 2 daughters, Anna Virginia Jackson of N. Ft. Myers, FL. and Lawanda Wimberly of Red Boiling Springs, TN., 2 sons Robert Weldon Green and Benjamin Perry Green of Ft. Myers, FL. Others include 2 sisters, Dorothy Brewster of Ocala, FL., Tretha Behringer of Melbourne, FL., 1 half brother, John Wesley Cannon of Port St. Lucie, FL., 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Joseph, Dalton, Jr. and Eddie Ray Wooten.Anna Louise Green has been a member of the Church of God of Prophecy over 55 years.Visitation will be on Sunday July 13, 2003 from 3-5 PM. Funeral services will be on Monday at 11:00 AM at the Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Road 82, Ft. Myers, FL.

Fort Myers News-Press, September 19, 2008-- Bert Ivan Green, 84, died in Fort Myers, Florida, on December 2, 2007. Captain Bert was born on March 30, 1923, in Punta Rassa, Florida, to Frank Marion Green and Annie Leathlan Green. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Edwin Richard "Buck" Green, Thomas Cordiza Green, Charles F. Green, and David I. Green, and three sisters, Ruth A. Thompson, Ruby I. Ingram, Gladys I. Green, and Mary Grief. He was survived by his sister, Frankie L. Watson (now deceased), and Joan Green Johnson of Astoria, Oregon, and numerous nephews and nieces. Captain Bert was truly a Southwest Florida treasure. The son of a Lee County pioneer family, he fished the waters of the Gulf of Mexico all his life, from Estero Bay to Caxambas to Campeche and all points between. He lived his life among family and friends at Fort Myers Beach, save for those times when he was on fishing trips, which took him to such diverse locations as the coasts of Cuba, Mexico, Texas and Louisiana. He spent a year as a boy living on the Watson farm on Chatham Bend with his father and brothers fishing and plume hunting. Bert was loved by all who knew him, and he returned that love with generosity and sincerity. We miss him deeply. There will be a Memorial Service for Bert and his sister, Frankie, on Saturday, September 20, at 2:00 pm at the Edison Restaurant at 3583 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, May 3, 1933--When Cary Green, negro city employe, died yesterday he left a widow and 11 children who were deprived of their only means of support. Mayor Josiah H. Fitch relieved the situation, however, by appointing the oldest son of the negro to succeed his father as driver of a city truck in the Safety Hill section. Green had been employed several months ago at the regular $2 a day rate after the mayor had learned of his large family dependent upon him for support. The negro suffered a stroke Monday and died yesterday morning. Mayor Fitch immediately named the oldest son to replace the dead man.

Fort Myers News-Press, Apr 4 2006 -- David I. Green, 81 of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, passed away Friday, March 31, 2006. Captain Dave was born on Fort Myers Beach on March 18, 1925, the son the late Frank and Annie Green. Dave was a pioneer area waterman, fishing the Gulf waters from his childhood until his reluctant retirement at age 75. Dave was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth. He is survived by his brother, Bert Green, his sisters, Frankie Watson and Joan Johnson, his children, Bruce Green (Anne), Vicki Winn, Debbie Gray Winn (Pat), Carol Green, Blaine Green (Deborah), Brett Green, 14 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces. Dave's family will receive friends from 1-2 PM Wednesday at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. Funeral Services will be celebrated at 2 PM.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - September 16, 1983 Isom Green, of Newark, N.J., passed away on September 12th. A native of Arcilia, FL, he had been a resident of the Fort Myers area from 1915 to 1981 and was a veteran of WWI and a member of the American Legion. He leaves to mourn his passing three children, Hazel White, of Fort Myers; Isom Green, Jr. of Newark, N.J.; and Robert Green of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; one brother, Henderson Green of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Geneva Samuels, Tampa, FL, and Charlene Stanley, Harlem, GA; one son-in-law, Sam White; one daughter-in-law, Pauline Green, Ft. Lauderdale; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Phillips C.M.E. Church with Rev. D. A. McElvin, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Ft. Myers Cemetery. Boyds Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Wed., Jan. 16, 1929--Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the Edgewood Methodist church on Bridge street for Jesse L. Green, 65, who died of pneumonia at the Lee Memorial hospital Monday evening. The services will be conducted by the Rev. W. J. Martin, and burial will take place in the Fort Myers cemetery. Pall bearers will be J. A. Hilliard, J. D. Walker, J. C. Sumner, F. M. Lanier, J. C. Leffers and W. H. Jones.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Wed., April 5, 1978--Johnnie Green, 78, of 399 Orange River Blvd., died Tuesday. He was a lifetime resident of this area and was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Green, 6 daughters, Connie Lewis, Florence Johns and Dorothy Sherman, all of Ft. Myers, Gertrude of Arcadia, Loretta Gilland of N.C. and Hilda Bozeman of Ft. Myers, 3 sons, Gary Green and Nathanial Green, both of Ft. Myers, and Johnnie Earl Green of Springfield, IL; two sisters, Levy Ritts of LaBelle and Julie Woodall of Ft. Lauderdale, 35 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. Burial in Buckingham Cemetery.

Caloosa Belle, April 19, 2013 - Julius Green, Sr, age 90, of Moore Haven, passed away April 16, 2013 in Moore Haven. He was born Jan. 8, 1923 in Jacksonville, FL, to the late James M and the late Pauline (Fouraker) Green. He served his country in United States Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Moore Haven. He was a lifelong rancher and dairyman. He married the love of his life Opal Raulerson on June 28, 1947. They were married for sixty-fours before she preceded him in death on March 17, 2011. Survivors include two sons: Julius Green Jr. of Moore Haven, FL, Edwin (Calinda) Green of Moore Haven, FL and one daughter: Marie (Cecil) Wilson of Lake Placid, FL two sisters: Mildred Crawford of Lake Placid, FL, Dorothy Nobles of Hilliard, FL, Grandchildren, Cyrus Wilson, Josie Wilson, Dustin Chapman and Lacy Green ;Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church Of Moore Haven, Moore Haven with Rev. Earl Cline officiating with visitation will be one hour before services. 

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, April 9, 1955-- Mary Elizabeth Flint Green, 82, a resident of Fort Myers and Tice all her life, died yesterday. She was born Oct. 5, 1872 in Fort Myers. Her husband, W. R. Green, died Oct. 29, 1942. She was married in 1889 and mother of 10 children, 6 dead, 4 living. Surviving are three sons, Robert L. Green, Homer Green, Alva, Frank Green; a daughter, Mrs. Leona Reed, 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grand-children; three brothers, Dave Flint, Chester Flint, G. W. Flint, all of Buckingham, and a sister, Mrs. Callie Dyess, LaBelle. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Buckingham Cemetery with Rev. Loren A. Williams and Rev. Rayford Rewis officiating. Pallbearers will be F. L. Murphy, Tom Pace, Kenneth Daniels, Ed Corley, Howard Stancel and Cecil Stancel. Honorary bearers will be Clarence Johnson, Ivan McCannon, Harry Lee Motez, Jake Lee and Rauley Flint. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press--25 Apr 2005 -- Merle A. Green, 79, of Matlacha, Florida died at home Saturday, April 23, 2005 after a very long illness. He was born April 12, 1926 to Jack A. and Jesse E. Platt Green in LaBelle, Florida. He married Carolyn Joiner Green Dec. 1, 1946. He is survived by his sons Leslie Merle Green & Barbara Levens Green, and Robert Anthony Green & Karen Voss Green; grandson Bryan L. Green, Robert M. and Travis C. Green; granddaughters; Jennifer Y. and Katie S. Green and a host of nieces, nephews and friends, sisters Mattie Juanita Bush of LaBelle, FL and Corrine Elizabeth Motyl of Lake Placid, FL. He retired from G.A.C. after 25 years as a land development engineer. He also dug the first canals and built the last streets in Cape Coral, FL. He dug the first canals in Flamingo Bay at Pine Island and the first canals in the Crow subdivision and many others in Matlacha. He was a member of the original Pine Island Baptist Church in Matlacha where he served as deacon for many years and was currently attending the Pine Island United Methodist Church. He was a Navy veteran of WWII an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a charter member of Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital in Browns Mill, NJ and a lifetime member of the Pine Island VFW. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 10:30 at the Pine Island United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, August 30, 1938--Rou Albert Green, Jr., eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Green of LaBelle, died early yesterday morning at the Lee Memorial hospital where he has been ill of pneumonia for the past two weeks. For the past week the baby was kept alive in an oxygen tent and rallied several times when near death. Mr. Green said last night he wished to thank the doctors and nurses at the hospital for working so hard while the baby boy was ill. The Green infant is survived by his parents, one sister, Barbara Ann, and his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Barnes. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Spooner and Engelhardt funeral home with the Rev. Martin officiating. Interment was at the Fort Myers cemetery. Roan

Fort Myers News-Press Oct 23, 2000 Roy Van Green, 59, of N. Ft. Myers, died unexpectedly Wednesday. He was born in Ft. Myers. The son of Leroy and Rachel (Tyson) Green. He is survived by his mother of N. Ft. Myers; 1 son, Jeffrey Green; 2 step-sons, Don and Dale Blackburn; 2 grandsons and several step-grandchildren; 4 brothers, Ernest Green of Hinesville, GA, Lloyd Gerald Green, Ronald Lee Green and Dewayne Warren Green, all of N. Ft. Myers; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the N. Ft. Myers Memorial Funeral Home with graveside services conducted on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Ft. Myers City Cemetery. N. FT. MYERS MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, November 5, 2010  - Sophia D. Green, 88, of Cape Coral, went home to be reunited with her husband, Clyde, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. She was preceded in death by husband, Clyde; sister-inlaw, Viola; and her parents. She will be deeply missed by her daughter, Marsha (Lionel) Carmona; grandchildren, Justin, Aubrey (Mike) and Carli (Jay); and our great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 7, from 4-6 p.m., at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. A funeral will be held Monday Nov. 8, at 11:30 a.m., at Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Interment Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Moose Lodge charities.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Sat., July 27, 1974 - Verda Almeda Tomlinson Green, 52, a lifetime resident of Lee and Collier counties, died Friday afternoon at the home of her brother in North Fort Myers. Surviving is her husband, Robert Lee Green; three daughters, Michelle McAbee of Fort Myers, Robyn Green of Fort Myers and Sheryl D. Green of Fort Myers; two grandsons, Robert and Charles McAbee, both of Fort Myers; one brother, Maurice H. Tomlinson of Fort Myers; four half-brothers, Walter Tomlinson, Phillip Tomlinson, Ray Tomlinson and Lawrence Tomlinson, all of Fort Myers; three step-children, Eloise and Marie of Fort Myers, Mary Anne Burke, of Mount Grove, Mo.,; and william Robert Green of Fort Myers and 14 stepchildren. Funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Leo w. Engelhardt Funeral Home with burial in Ortona Cemetery.

COOKEVILLE TN EDWARD GREENAMYRE (FMHS 1947) Funeral services for Dr. Edward Greenamyre, 70, of Cookeville, will be held at 8 p.m., today, Thurs., Dec. 7, from the chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Charleston, W.Va. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, Thurs., Dec. 7, at the funeral home. Dr. Greenamyre died on Tues., Dec. 5, 2000, at Masters Health Care Center in Algood. He was born on July 22, 1930, in Charleston to the late Lloyd and Margaret Sackett Greenamyre. Dr. Greenamyre was an Air Force veteran and served as Captain and Major. He was a Titan II Missile Combat Crew Commander, and from 1976-1983 he was an Operation and Plans Officer with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. Dr. Greenamyre was an Emeritus faculty member at Tennessee Tech University. He joined Tennessee Tech in 1974 and retired in December of 1996. During his tenure at Tennessee Tech, he served as a full professor of anthropology in the Dept. of Sociology and Philosophy. He was active in a number of professional societies, some of which include the American Anthropological Assoc., American Public Health Assoc., American Assoc. of Physical Anthropologists and Asiatic Society of Japan. In 1984, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the President of the United States. He also received a letter of commendation from Governor Lamar Alexander in 1984 for distinguished service to our state and outstanding contributions which have been instrumental in making Tennessee a recognized leader in the field of emergency medical preparedness. He was a principal participant in research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Tennessee Committee for the Humanities and Upper Cumberland Studies Program. His family includes a cousin, Dr. Anna Lois Ham of West Monroe, La. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Fusako Greenamyre. Dr. Wesley Henry will officiate at the services. See also: http://luna.cas.usf.edu/~wolfe/methbib.htm
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 20, 1986 - Arrie F. Moore Greenlee, 95, of Miami, died Friday. Born in Arcadia to Mary C. and Isiah Williams, she moved to Fort Myers in her early childhood. She was a pioneer of Lee County. She is survived by one daughter, Byrdie Sholtz; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren , one great-great-grandchild, one brother and two sisters. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Fort Myers Cemetery with Rev. Wendell Gibbs officiating. Lithgow Funeral Home, Miami, Fla. is in charge of the arrangements.
     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, April 26, 2009 - Lyle John Greenwood, 51, of North Fort Myers passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009. He was born on April 1, 1958, in Watertown, N.Y., to Emmett and Margaret Greenwood. He moved to the area 37 years ago from Watertown. His enjoyments included being a handyman, building many different items; fishing; and most of all, spending time with his kids and granddaughter. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Michelle; children, Jennifer, Laura and Kristopher; granddaughter, Emma Michelle Goldstein; mother, Margaret Greenwood; sisters, Jeanette White, Theresa Benner and Gloria Bernauer; brother, Ronald; 17 nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law; and three brothers-in-law. He was preceded in death by his father. Visitation will be from noon until the funeral service at 2 p.m., today, April 27, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, with burial to follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the New Testament Baptist Church, 2805 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL 33909.
   Fort Myers News-Press, February 29, 2012 - Margaret Ann Greenwood, 84 of Geraldine, Alabama, formerly of North Fort Myers, FLpassed away, February 22, 2012. She was born on August 21, 1927 in South Rutland, NY to Henry and Margaret O'Riley Tillotson. Margaret moved to North Fort Myers from Lake Park Florida in 1981. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Ft. Myers. Margaret is survived by her children, Ronald (Sandra) Greenwood, Jeanette (Dennis) White, Theresa (Lewis) Benner and Gloria (Jeff) Bernauer; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Greenwood; sons, Raymond greenwood and Lyle Greenwood; sister, Donna Bancroft. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 12:00 Noon on Monday, March 5, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2157 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. There will be a visitation at Coral Ridge Funeral Home 1630 Pine Island rd., Cape Coral from 10am until 11 am. Burial will follow the Mass at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family.

Walter M Greer Sr

Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 19 2004-- Zelda Mercedes Krause Gregg, 84, of Lehigh Acres, FL died Dec. 13, 2004 in her home. She was born Dec. 15, 1919 in Penn, PA, a daughter of the late George and Lucy Mae Thomas Krause. Zelda was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Lehigh Acres. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Lloyd E. Gregg, in 2001, and two brothers Neal and Virgil Krause and a sister Valetta Craycraft She is survived by two daughters, Karen D. Wash and husband, Dennis of Lehigh Acres, FL and Lynda G. Kane, and husband, Duane, of Lehigh Acres, FL; four grandchildren Debra Wash, Kimberly Severance, Richard Wash, and Benjamin Kane, five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lee Memorial Park.

Fort Myers News-Press June 27, 2008 -  Margaret Harriet (Geraci) Gregorie died on Friday evening June 20, 2008 at her home in Castine, Maine. She was a loving wife, mother and inspired fabric artist. She had been battling ovarian cancer since December of 2003 and in January of this year made the courageous decision to discontinue all treatment and live out her remaining life on her terms. She enjoyed three months of relatively good heath that enabled her to work on her fabric art as well as spend quality time with family and good friends. When the ravishes of the disease finally prevented her from leaving her bed and enjoying the daily activities of life she chose to enter an deep sedation to relieve her and her family of the otherwise escalation of her pain and suffering.Margaret was born in Fort Myers, FL on August 21, 1949, as the first child of Salvatore and Kathryn Geraci. Her father, trained as an architect, earned his living as a vegetable and flower grower, later he served as Clerk of the Circuit Court for twelve years. Margaret attended the Lee County public schools through high school and was a competitive swimmer and equestrian. She spent her first year of college at Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans, LA and then transferred to her father's Alma mater, Duke University in Durham, NC. There she met her future husband, Dan Gregorie. They were married in 1971. While Dan started medical school at Tufts University in Boston, MA, Margaret worked as a secretary and earned a masters degree in elementary education from Lesley College in Cambridge, MA. She taught for three years at the Advent School on Beacon Hill in Boston and then at Warren Junior High School in Newton, MA while Dan finished medical school and residency. In 1979 they moved to Washington, DC where their only child, Jessica Margaret, was born. Later they moved to Hartford, CT and Cincinnati, OH. As Dan pursued his career as a physician executive. During that time she was a dedicated parent and developing fabric artist.When Dan semi-retired and Jessica graduated high school in June 1999, they moved to Castine, ME. When Jessica left home for college, Margaret devoted much of her time and energy to Dan, house, garden, and her blossoming artwork. She talked almost daily with Jessica and continued to be a devoted mother. Unfortunately, Jessica was killed in a tragic skiing accident in 2006. Despite her grief and illness, Margaret never allowed herself to become depressed. She went on everyday with a positive attitude and a commitment to living a meaningful life. Part of that was making a contribution to the welfare of her community. In the fall of 2007, despite her deteriorating health, she initiated and led a community wide campaign to save and promote the health of Castine's American Elms and other signature trees which had been badly damaged by a severe microburst storm. For this effort she was recognized by the town as "Citizen of the Year". Throughout her life Margaret loved nature and the outdoors. She was a passionate advocate for the protection of the environment as well as a respect for and preservation of all forms of life, particularly threatened wild animals.In addition to her husband, Dan, she leaves her mother Kathryn Geraci Palmer, her brother Jerry Geraci, and his two children, Dylan Geraci and Katie Thompson, all of Fort Myers, FL. She also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. Most importantly she leaves an incredible spirit of love and beauty that will remain forever with all who had the privilege to know and love her.A memorial service and life celebration will be held at the Unitarian Church in Castine, ME at 4:00 PM Saturday, July 12th with a reception to follow. Flower arrangements at the service are being provided by the Castine Garden Club. Margaret has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to:The Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460.

Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 26 2004-- William "Andy" Gregoire, Jr., 20, of North Ft. Myers, passed away unexpectedly, December 20, 2004 at his residence. Known as Andy by his family and friends, he was born July 26, 1984 in Fort Myers to William Gregoire, Sr. and Sue Miller. Andy was a wonderful fun living young man. He loved hard rock music, his favorite band The Grateful Dead, and tie-dyed T-shirts. Andy often joked that he should have been born during the 60's. He attended the Faith Assembly of God, North Ft. Myers. Andy is survived by his father William "Bill" Gregoire, Sr., and mother Sue Miller, both of North Ft. Myers; a sister and brother-in-law: Rebecca and Brian Hannan, Cape Coral; and a step brother Jeremey DeMoss, North Ft. Myers; fraternal grandfather Maurice Gregoire, Deerfield, MA; fraternal grandmother Janet Reynolds, North Ft. Myers; and maternal grandmother Sharon Miller, Arcadia. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Andy will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at the North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home, 3453 Hancock Bridge Parkway, with Pastor Phil Goss officiating. At his request, following cremation, Andy's ashes will be inurned in Alva Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions in loving memory of Andy may be directed to the family. Cremation arrangements by Farley Funeral Home, Lehigh Acres 239-369-2181, with service at North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home.

FORT MYERS NEWS PRESS, July 28, 1934--William P. Gregory, 82, died at Lee memorial Hospital at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He had been in ill health for some time. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Neta Gregory of Portland, Ore. Mr. Gregory was an attorney at LaBelle and had lived there for nearly 20 years. Funeral services will be held at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Pall bearers will be William P. Andrews, R. N. Miller, J. O. Davison, S. A. Graves, Watt Hall, and Judge H. A. Rider. The Rev. Robert Carlton will be in charge of the services

      Fort Myers News-Press, May 3, 2012 - Robley Christa (Geddes) Greilick a resident of Bokeelia died April 17, 2012, Born in Ft. Myers Nov. 12, 1931. Robley spent her early years at Ft. Myers Beach where her family owned the Ft. Myers Beach Hotel. Robley is survived by her husband, Donald E. a sister Mina Jane Creech (J. Barnes) Summerville, SC and many relatives and friends. She was predeceased by parents: Clifton Dudley and Mary (Newton) Geddes, and maternal grandparents: Robley "Doc" and Jane Newton, and aunt & uncle James D. and Eleanor F. Newton. She applied skills in organizing and hospitality learned at the Beach Hotel in her early career with Moral Re-Armament. She was inspired by Charles Lindberg, a personal friend of her Uncle Jim to learn to fly. She charged into flying with the verve and spirit that she brought to everything she did. As an instructor she met many friends, and best of all, her future husband, Donald. They enjoyed many adventures, jointly owning an airplane - and later a Buckingham Ranch where Robley fulfilled her childhood wish to own a horse. Few could match Robley's range of talents and her willingness to share these talents with family, friends and many visitors. Early she learned the great lesson to give her life to God . She has now left the beaches and skies of southwest Florida to be with Him eternally. Memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice in Robley's memory.

  The News-Press, January 10, 2009 - Thomas R. Greising, 72, of Fort Myers died Wednesday January 7, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy, 3 children, John T. Greising, William H. (Joanne) Greising, Thomas L. Greising Jr., and 4 grandchildren, Desiree, Travis, Steven and Morgan and 1 great-grandchild James.Funeral services will be held Monday, January 12, 2009 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd 82. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Monday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please contact the family for memorial contributions.Lee Memorial Park, 334-4880.

Fort Myers News-Press Feb 23, 2003 Travis A. Gresham, Jr., passed away on Monday, February 10, 2003 on a visit to Tangier, Morocco, while vacationing in Spain. He was 77 years old. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Mr. Gresham moved with his family to Ft. Myers when he was 6 months old. He was a World War II veteran and an ex-POW. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1949 and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Florida in 1952. Elected to the Florida Senate in 1958, Mr. Gresham served Lee, Collier, Hendry and Monroe Counties. In 1962, Mr. Gresham introduced legislation that led to the creation of Edison Junior College of Ft. Myers. He later served as Chairman of Edison's Board of Trustees for 13 years. Mr. Gresham practiced law in Lee and Hendry County for over 30 years and was involved in several real estate ventures in the area. He enjoyed traveling throughout the world and visited his camps in the Florida Everglades several times each year. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, from 6:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that scholarship donations be made in his name to Edison College, 8099 College Parkway, Ft. Myers, FL 33906.

  Contra Costa Times July 11, 2010 Marsha Louise Gress August 5, 1951 ~ July 7, 2010 Resident of Concord Marsha passed away following respiratory failure. She touched many lives and will be remembered for her wonderful humor, compassion, and especially her generosity of spirit. Born and raised in Concord, she leaves behind her son Damon Gress, brother Ron Gress, sister Pam (Gress) Borrelli, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Family will gather to celebrate her life following the scattering of her ashes at sea on July 21.

    The News-Press-March 30, 2007, Kathryn E. Gribble, 81, of Spartanburg, SC, and formerly of Winkler Avenue, Fort Myers, FL, died Thursday, March 29, 2007. She was the wife of the late Charles O. Gribble. Survivors include two sons, Robert J. Huesman of Midlothian, VA, and Thomas P. Huesman of Spartanburg, SC; and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, William N. Huesman of Bell, FL, on February 28, 2007. Visitation will be 7-9:00 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2007, at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Burial will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Annual Challenge Walk for Jennifer and Hillary Huesman (MSCW), 9801-I Southern Pines Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273; or to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Building Fund, 161 North Dean Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302. The J. F. Floyd Mortuary, Spartanburg, SC 29304.
    Phyllis G. (Ludeman) Griffey, 87, of Bokeelia, FL passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013. Born July 29, 1926 in Indianapolis, IN to Zolah and William Ludeman, Phyllis retired from Howard Realty in Gladstone, MO after 30 years of service. She later moved to Bokeelia in 2002 where she enjoyed her retirement in the sun. She is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years Charles who loved and cared for her deeply. A visitation will be held Wednesday, October 16th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery between the hours of 11 – 12pm with service and entombment to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Phyllis’ name to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33909.
      Fort Myers News-Press, Aug 21 1951-- Frank M Griffin, age 69, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 26 years, died at his residence on East Willard Street Monday, Aug 20. He is survived by two sons: Ladson M Griffin, Ft Myers and Grady Griffin, Arcadia; a daughter, Mrs Johnnie Lee, Lake Worth and two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Whidden, Punta Gorda and Mrs. Rosie Jordan, Manatee. Services Aug 21 at 3:30 p.m. at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home with Rev. David Land officiating. Internment Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 16, 1955 - Graveside services for Grady G. Griffin, will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Fort Myers Cemetery with Rev. E. M. Ellis, pastor Marsh Avenue Church of God, officiating. A long time resident and farmer of Lee County, he died Friday at Arcadia where he had been living the past nine years. He is survived by a sister,Mrs. Murl Elois Lee, Lake Worth, and a brother, L. M. Griffin, Fort Myers, Pallbearers are W. E. Lavoie, Wilson Pigott, Roy Douglas, Earnest Stokes, Billy Abrams and A. J. Lewis. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Young-Harvey, funeral directors.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Sep 15, 2006 -- Margaret Hasley Griffin, 87, of Alva, passed away in Birmingham, AL on Monday, September 11, 2006. She was born January 4, 1919 in Alva. She was a graduate of Alva High School and went to nurse's training at Orange General Hospital in Orlando. Upon graduating and earning her R.N. degree, she served as a U.S. Army nurse during World War II for 5 years.After leaving her service in the Army, she married and moved to Birmingham, AL. She was a member of the Alva United Methodist Church.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund C. Griffin, a brother, John P. Hasley and a sister, Katherine Elizabeth Trainer Phillips. She is survived by three children: Edmund C. Griffin, Jr. and wife, Darlene and their children: Jason and Ashley of Birmingham, AL, Lydia Hasley Griffin of Hollywood, FL and John A. Griffin and wife, Wendy of Birmingham, AL.Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 16, 2006 at Alva United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Alva Cemetery.
    Pleymon Griffin

    Fort Myers News-Press, 23 Aug 2006 -- Born March 22, 1919 in Fort Myers, Florida, Ruby Mae Blanco Griffin, 87, passed through Heaven's gates August 19, 2006. Ruby follows her beloved husband of 68 years, George B. Griffin, who went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2006. She is also predeceased by an infant son, James David Griffin; her parents, Louis Columbus and Hattie Belle Barley Blanco; brother, James A. Blanco; sisters, Mary E. White and Virginia Williams. She is survived by her daughters, Jannette (Walt) Johnson and her very special angel, Barbara Ann Griffin; two granddaughters, Cathi (Greg) Wheeler and Joni (Pete) Callahan; four precious great grandchildren, Brittney Wheeler, Jeffery Wheeler, Erin Callahan and Steven Callahan; numerous nieces and nephews and her loving caregiver, Delores Ybarra. In 1954, Ruby was instrumental in starting the Riverside School for Retarded Children and served as the first president of this organization, which later became known as L.A.R.C. Ruby and George were lovingly devoted to caring for their precious angel, Bobbie, their entire lives. Granny Griffin was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Her sweet spirit and wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed and long remembered in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Funeral services will be held at Broadway Church of God, 3309 S. Broadway, Fort Myers, FL on Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Pastor Chuck Smith of Broadway Church of God and Pastor Ken Galloway of Arcadia, FL will be officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to L.A.R.C. or Broadway Church of God.Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., 239-936-0555.
    The News-Press on 7/19/2009--Darrell (Fred) Griffith went home to be with his Lord on Friday, July 17 at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Fort Scott, KS and lived in Buckingham, FL for many years. He was a long time member of the Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church. He is survived by his partner of 29 years Jack Sapp , mother Leatha Griffith of Ft. Scott, KS, sister Jo Peak of Girard, KS, several nieces and nephews in Kansas and Boston, MA. He is also survived by his extended family in Florida, the Sapp and Solomon families, and special friends Dorice & Ken Arend, Vi Zurowski, Bob & Sandy Toney and Paula Vasquez, as well as his families at Adventure Travel and Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his father C.F. Griffith. Fred was loved by all who crossed his path. Visitation will be from 6-8pm on Sunday, July 19 at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10am on Monday, July 20 at Gateway Lutheran Church with Reverends Jack Hyatt and Kathy Flores. Entombment will follow the service at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Lunch will be served at Gateway Lutheran Church following the services. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 4575 Via Royale, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Fort Myers News-Press, April 14, 2013 - Elwood A Griffith, 90, of Alva, FL passed away on April 6, 2013. He was born in Sullivan County, IN on 11/24/22 to Harry & Dorcas Griffith. Survivors include his daughter Marsha."Woody" served in the USAAF during WW11 with the 8th Air Force as part of the 303rd Bomb Group. He was honorably discharged with a Purple Heart after being injured on his crew's 30th bombing mission over Germany.Woody had a servant's heart and had been volunteering at Gulf Coast Medical Center for 28 years right up to 3 weeks before his passing. He and his wife "Ellie" were also Safe Place transporters for many years taking at-risk children to a safe environment. A Memorial Service will be held on 4/20/13 @ 3:00 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3950 Winkler Ext., Ft. Myers. Memorial donations may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church
  Merle Griffith

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 6, 1936--Mrs. Celia Griggs, 28, died yesterday at Lee Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Griggs, who made her home in Punta Gorda, is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kirkland of Punta Gorda, and three sons, Charles, Norman and Alfred. Services will be at 10 o'clock this morning at her home with interment in the Punta Gorda cemetery. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements
    FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, August 16, 1944: Mrs. Griggs Dies in Palmona Park: Mrs. Seaney Griggs, 75, wife of John W. Griggs, died yesterday at her home in Palmona Park after a short illness. Besides her husband, she leaves four daughters, Mrs. Pleman Youmans, Mrs. P.Talley, Mrs. Jeannie Carter and Mrs. Dillie Snyder; a son, Wilson Lee, and a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Gill. Funeral services will be held this afternoon from the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. Joshua Hires officiating. Pallbearers will be Elzie Tiner, Walter Gwynne, N. McClenithan and R. O. Snyder. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, 18 Nov 2007 -- Sgt. Major Thomas H. Griggs, Jr. passed away on November 15, 2007, at Live Oak, Florida. He was born on November 30, 1949 in Fort Myers.Sgt Major Griggs served over 28 years in the United States Marine Corps. During his career he served with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st, 3rd, and 4th Reconnaissance Battalion's, plus held numerous assignments aboard both ship and shore stations around the world. He served 3 tours of combat duty in Vietnam and was part of the team who made the first combat parachute jump in Marine Corps history.His combat decorations include 2 Bronze Stars, 3 Purple Hearts, and 2 Navy Commendation Medals with Combat "V". He received over 95 non-combat awards for meritorious service as well. He is predeceased by his father and stepmother, Halbert and Alma Griggs, and his mother, Pat Oesterle. He is survived by his sister, Pamela Cole; nephews Bill (Debbie) Eisert and family, Matthew Eisert, Mark Eisert and niece Kimberly (Mike) Linsinbigler; aunts and uncles Wilma (Vernon) Maxey, Charles Griggs, and Laurie (Russell) Mackinzie. Cousins include Frances Douberly, Mary Carolyn (Bob) Ellis, John (Janet) Griggs, Jr., Rusty (Vicki) Hill, and John, Larry, and Debbie Sorrentino, Ron Oesterle, and their families.Visitation will be held TODAY from 4 - 6pm at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Services will be held Monday, Nov. 19, 2007 at Indian Springs Cemetery, Punta Gorda at 11am.

Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 16 2004-- Gary L. Grimes, 71 passed away December 11, 2004. A native from Barberton, Ohio, has been a resident of Ft. Myers since 1962. Pursing a life long dream, Gary worked various jobs so he could get his pilot's licenses, own a plant nursery and raise horses. A retired landscaper, his community and civic activities included Boy Scouts, church youth sponsor and S.FL Self Help Housing, which provided housing to low income families. He never met a stranger was a friend to many. While working at Page Field's Ft. Myers Airways, Gary piloted security missions over power lines for FPL, numerous air ambulance charters including several trips to Shrine Children's Burn Hospitals. He could also be found in the right seat of Lee County Mosquito Control DC-3 providing aerial mosquito spraying over S W Florida fairways and neighborhoods. His parents, Paul and Bertha, former Ft. Myers residents predecease Gary. One sister Carol McCorkle of Ft. Myers, two sons Dennis (Denny) of Ft. Myers and Dale of Coral Gables, FL Gables, and daughter Cynthia (Cindy) McCrary of Lexington, NC survive him. Gary was the proud grandfather of 4 beautiful granddaughters. Visitation will be held on Monday December 20, from 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with celebration of life commitment service to follow at 6:30 P.M. Private family interment will take place on Tuesday at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens.

    Fort Myers News-Press, May 15, 2012 – Sarah Marie (Sands) Grindrod, 31, of North Ft Myers passed away on May 11, 2012 in North Ft Myers. Sarah was born to Frank and Peggy Parsons Sands on Jan 15, 1981 in Savannah GA. She is survived by her parents, Frank and Peggy Sands of Demorest GA, two Children Michael F Grindrod (6), and Maxwell R Grindrod (2). Also, two siblings Melissa Sands Champney of St Augustine and Matthew (Cathy) Sands of Cape Coral. Also numerous aunts, uncles nieces nephews, and cousins. Sarah graduated from N Ft Myers High School in 1999. She was employed by the U S Postal Service. Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 15, 2012 from 4 to 6 @ Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc.,Service will be held at 11 am on the morning of May 16, 2012 at Caloosa Baptist Church in LaBelle. Dr Les Morgan to officiate. Internment immediately following service at Ft Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 4224 Cleveland Ave, Suite 1, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, 239-274-0088. Online condolences may be made at www.gendronfuneralhome.com. 

  FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 21, 1935--Charles Warne Grinsted, retired government worker, died yesterday afternoon at his residence on Third street after an illness of four weeks. Mr. Grinsted came to Fort Myers in 1933 and has made his home here since. He si survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Grinsted. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements and funeral services to be announced later. June 22, 1935--Funeral services for Charles Warne Grinsted will be held at 10:30 o'clock this morning at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. William Graham Kennedy officiating. Pallbearers will be Edward M. Clark, Harry Laycock, V. G. Howard, John L. Goldsby, Walter R. Hauser and Ralph Silver. Mr. Grinsted, a retired government worker, died Thursday at his home on Third street after an illness of four weeks. He came to Fort Myers in 1933 and has since made his home here. He is surived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Grinsted.

Fort Myers News-Press, 2005-04-05-- 1918 was a grand year: Dorothy Voss Casselman Grissom was born, and the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. The Red Sox would not win it again until the last season before she died, and Mrs. Casselman would not turn out her light until she had watched the final out. Besides the Red Sox, she was a lifelong fan of music and the arts, of needlepoint and Cub Scouts, of old institutions and new social causes. She died peacefully on Monday, March 21st, at the age of 86. She was the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Carl August Voss, of the Smithfield Congregational Church, at that time the largest church in Pittsburgh. She was by far the youngest of four children, with three older brothers having preceded her by at least thirteen years. All three were quite successful, with her older brother Carl becoming a world-famous theologian. This had the effect, she once recalled, of making her that much more determined as a child. She finished high school ranked second scholastically in Allegheny County, and was, among other things, an accomplished diver before her career was cut short by a back injury. While at Wellesley College (Economics, honors, 1939), she renewed her acquaintance with a young man from Pittsburgh named Robert Crozer Casselman, who was attending MIT. After a romance that lasted several years, they were married by her brother and her father, in the family home in Pittsburgh, in March of 1940. Mr. Casselman went on to become one of the originals at the Polaroid Corporation, and Mrs. Casselman, despite having four children of her own, became extremely busy raising money for the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Within a relatively few years at the hospital, she introduced programs that augmented the Ladies Auxiliary fundraising more than tenfold. She was a lifelong volunteer. She enjoyed longstanding service at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, becoming quite active in several projects, including the Ladies' Committee Tour Guides and Art in Bloom. During her involvement at the Museum, Mr. Casselman was named Associate Director, and they shared many happy years working together. The Casselmans lived most of their married life in Newton, Massachusetts, and summered on Cape Cod in the village of Cataumet. They were also residents of Sanibel Island in Florida, from the mid-70's until Mr. Casselman's passing in 1985. In 1992, while living at Shell Point in Ft. Myers, Florida, Mrs. Casselman happened upon a distant friend, Donald Grissom, at the Ding Darling Bird Sanctuary on Sanibel. It seemed birding was only of the interests they shared, and they were married in 1993. They were inseparable until Mr. Grissom's passing late in 2002.
     Fort Myers News-Press Sep 24, 2010 Nicholas Peter "Trae" Groff, III, of Alva, passed away September 20th, 2010. A loving son to father, Nicholas (Sherry Cody) Groff II; mother, Rocksy Groff Hoey and step mother, Marisa Groff, he was 40 years old. Serving in support of Operation Desert Storm, he served his country proudly for over 4 years in the United States Air Force.He is survived by brothers: Wyatt and Casey Groff; sister, Nicole (J.C.) Deriso; Uncles: Oscar Lucky, James (Debbie) Phillips and Gary Groff; Aunts: Mickey Sharp, Rena Shelton and Evelyn Lucky Whitehead; as well as many cousins and dear friends .Friends and family may gather from 6 - 8pm Friday September 24th, 2010 in the Anderson - Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services Chapel, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33916 (239) 694 4121. Funeral services will begin 2pm Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Alva Cemetery. Please visit www.andersonpatterson.com to send condolences.
    Fort Myers News-Press July 31, 2008 Mildred Frank Gronfine, 82, of Cape Coral, passed away peacefully, with family at her side, Monday, July 28, 2008. Born in Fort Myers, FL, to Mildred and George F. Frank, Sr., Mildred had resided with her late husband, Leonard, in Baltimore, MD, and Fort Myers, FL. Mildred is survived by her sister, Mrs. Jean Bohan of Cape Coral, her brother, Mr. George (Margaree) F. Frank, Jr. and family of Fort Myers, her niece, Ms. Sheryl Louden and sons David and Michael of Cape Coral, and her nephew, Mr. William (Judy) Frank and son, John of Cape Coral.Mildred will be remembered always as a consummate lady with impeccable taste, uncanny wisdom, a whimsical sense of humor, as well as a loving sister and aunt. At peace with God, Mildred will be mourned and missed by all who knew and loved her.The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 2nd, 10:00-11:00 am, with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 am at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers. Internment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Pastor Jon Zehnder of St. Michael's Lutheran Church will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mildred's name may be made to Hope Hospice or the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer SocietyAmerican Cancer Society.

     William Grose

    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, November 15, 2012 - Iris K. Gross, 73, of Cape Coral died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Formerly of Griggstown, N.J., she had resided here for the past 9 years. She was a member of Living Faith Lutheran Church of Cape Coral, past president of the Ladies Auxiliary Griggstown Fire Deptartment and a registered nurse for over 40 years, graduating from Mercer Medical Center in Trenton, N.J. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Donald; daughter, Rachel (Peter) Olsen; sister, Joyce Lutz; and four grandchildren, Alexandra, Aaron, Eden, and Moriah. Services will be held Monday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Iris's name to Living Faith Lutheran Church, 939 SW 7th Court, Cape Coral, FL 33991

The Fort Myers Press, January 25, 1927 - Mike Gross, Collier county youth, living near Immokalee, died in the Lee Memorial hospital here Sunday night, following an alleged fight in which he was reported shot twice through the body by Charlie Starr. The fatal shots were fired following a disagreement between the two over Gross' alleged improper relations with Starr's estranged wife.

  Fort Myers News-Press Nov 1, 2009 Kirsten Quinzi Gross- Richmond passed away in Jerusalem, Israel following a courageous battle with cancer.She is survived by her husband and one year old son, Jordan and Yosef Gross- Richmond, and her loving Mother and Father, Claire Goldhagen of Fort Myers, FL and John Quinzi of Skaneateles, NY. She is further survived by extended family in the US and Israel, and countless friends around the world. She graduated from Fort Myers High School with an International Baccalaureate and a BA from the University of Michigan. Her skill as a dancer and artist, and her zest for life and travel, left a lasting impression on everyone. As a caring friend to all, she will always be cherished by those who loved her. There will be a service in Celebration of Kirsten's life at Temple Judea, 14486 A &W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, Nov. 15, 2009 at 1pm.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Yosef Gross- Richmond Educational Fund (e-mail: paulweinstein@raymondjames.com) OR The City of Hope Pediatric Cancer Research Fund "In Memory of Kirsten Gross Richmond" (e-mail: msandlen@coh.org)

FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, April 23, 1928--Tuberculosis proved fatal early yesterday morning to John Grubbe, 61, a county charge who lived at the home of Mrs. Sallie Newman on Blake street. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon from the Engelhardt mortuary. Mr. Grubbe was formerly a Collier City fisherman.

      Tampa Bay Times, April 10, 2012 - Betty June (Roberts) Gruetzmacher,  died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, March 31st at home in Tampa where she resided with her niece Linda Bishop and Linda's husband Gordon Helser. She was 88 years old. She was born in Charlotte Harbor in 1924 to Judge William Ruben Roberts and Maria Lopez Roberts. She was the youngest of eight children. Betty attended Charlotte Harbor High School and graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1942. Betty then graduated from Mound Park School of Nursing in St Petersburg (now Bayfront Hospital) in 1945 as a registered nurse. Betty was a surgical nurse and a dental surgeon's nurse as well as a nurse on the Silver Meteor train between New York and Miami. In 1953 she joined the Maryknoll Sisters and became a Catholic nun (Sister Maura Therese). She was sent to Pusan, Korea where she worked as a surgical nurse and hospital administrator for 12 years. In 1969, due to health issues, she was forced to leave the Maryknoll Sisters. Betty then worked with her sister Mary Bennett in Real Estate in Ft. Meyers, FL, where she achieved a Broker's license. In 1974 Betty married widower Casey Gruetzmacher and became an instant mother to his four children. Betty and Casey lived in Alva, FL. She and Casey built the interiors of many new Burger King restaurants across the southeast. After Casey died in 1995, she moved to a condo in Sea Towers in St. Petersburg to take care of her remaining sister, Ann Ott. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, her six sisters and one brother. She is survived by her four stepchildren Maryanne Gruetzmacher of Sparta, TN, Fran (John) Sergio of Sparta, Barbara (Tom) Harmon of Elkhorn, WI and Greg (Carol Ann) Gruetzmacher of Mt. Dora, FL; 16 grand-children and 38 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law Grace Roberts of Tampa, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, April 10th at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at 11501 66th Ave N, Seminole, FL. Funeral Mass at 11am, followed by a reception. Burial will be in the family plot in Charlotte Harbor, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to: Benedictine Sisters of Florida, Holy Name Monastery, P.O. Box 2450, St. Leo, FL 33547-2450. Send online condolences to www.reesefuneral.com 727-391-9954
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 2-4, 2013 -  Joan Grzejka, 46, of North Fort Myers, Fla., a native Staten Islander and a loving ?homemaker, died July 18 in Lee Memorial Hospital in Cape Coral, Fla., after a 20-year battle with lupus. Born and raised in Westerleigh, she graduated from St. John Villa Academy, Arrochar. She later settled in North Fort Myers. Ms. Grzejka worked in the insurance industry for a time. She loved boating and fishing, and was fond of the companionship of her pets, especially her three miniature Pinschers, Princeton, Dascia and Simon. Surviving are her husband, Ed Kafader; her father and mother, Ted and Caroline Mrozinski Grzejka; three brothers, Ted, Gerard and Daniel, and two sisters, Christine Grzejka and Susan Pulicare. There will be a memorial service Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Harmon Home for Funerals, West Brighton. Arrangements, including cremation and burial of ashes in Coral Ridge Cemetery, are being handled by the Fuller-Metz Cremation and Funeral Services, both Cape Coral.
     The News-Press, October 16-17, 2008 - Carolyn (Carrie) M. Guariglia (Corcione), 91, passed away on October 14, 2008. Carrie was a resident of Lehigh Acres for 32 years, born in Mt. Vernon, New York on October 25, 1916. Carrie was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Jack Hess and Vera and Ralph Marciano, four grandchildren, Cindy Hess Grigiski (Stan), Jeff Hess (Lauren), Rosanne Marciano Muldoon and Michael Marciano (Holly), seven great grandchildren also survive her. She was much loved and will be sorely missed. A member and volunteer of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, Council #6265, Italian American Club of Lehigh, The Senior Citizen Center, The Red Hat Society and St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Graveside services will be held Friday October 17, 2008 at 12:00 PM at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. The family would prefer memorial contributions to the Save The Children Foundation. Lee Memorial Park, 334-4880.
    Frank A. Gudinas, 81, of Bokeelia, FL, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013. Born April 21, 1931 in Webster, NY, he was the son of the late Frank and Sophia Gudinas. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Phyllis (DeBryan); 3 sons, Steven and wife Terry, Paul, Joseph and wife Lesa; daughter, Samantha France; 2 sisters Emily Kotowitz, and Hilda Brewer, and brother George Gudinas; 7 grandchildren, Andrea, Brian, Brandi, Chris, Devin, Susan, and Taylor and great-grandchild Kenny. He is proceeded in death by daughter, Elizabeth Maines. A visitation will be held between 10 - 12pm on Friday, March 29th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery with burial and military honors to follow.

   Fort Myers News-Press, August 21, 2009 - Eugene James Guerrazzi, Jr, 50 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on August 19, 2009. He was born on September 9, 1958 in the Bronx, NY. He has been a resident of the area for 20 years. He worked in the local area as a Respiratory Technician. He enjoyed fishing, attending theme parks, and spending time with his family. He was a communicant of Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Cape Coral. He is survived by his loving family including his wife, Cathi DiBenedetti; children, Kiana 11 years old and Kylie 7 years old; mother, Marie Guerrazzi of Cape Coral; sister, Lynn Guerrazzi of Cape Coral; brothers, Ronald Guerrazzi of Cape Coral and Robert Guerrazzi of New York. He is preceded in death by his father, Eugene Guerrazzi. He is also survived by many close friends and family including, Irene DiBenedetti-Roux, Randall Roux, Sandra Long, Diann Chairge, Brian Hendel, Matt Roux, Nick and Erna DiBenedetti, William DiBenedetti and Nancy Tracy. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 22nd at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Interment will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral. In lieu of flowers, an educational fund has been established for his daughters Kiana and Kylie under the name of Cathi DiBenedetti at Wachovia Bank, downtown Cape Coral. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery.  

 Fort Myers News-Press, January 20, 2010 - Marie Helen Guerrazzi, 77, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. She was born on January 5, 1933 in Bronx, NY to Robert and Alice O'Brien Hoyt. She has been a resident of Cape Coral for over 20 years. She is survived by her loving family including her children, Lynn Guerrazzi of Cape Coral, Robert Guerrazzi and partner, Brian Hendel of New York, Ronald Guerrazzi and wife, Denise of Cape Coral; daughter in law, Cathi DiBenedetti of Cape Coral; granddaughters, Kiana, Kylie and Ashley Guerrazzi of Cape Coral. She is predeceased by her husband, Eugene and her son, Eugene, Jr (Gene). Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 23rd at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral. The family suggests memorial donations in her memory be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral.

Helen L. Cato Guffey Brown, 79, of Ft. Myers, born November 22, 1925 in New Harmony, IN, a Fort Myers resident since 1975, died Monday December 29, 2003. Helen retired from Lee Memorial Hospital. She is survived by, and will be whole heartily missed by her loving children: June Ricketts, Jim Guffey, Oliver 'Skeet' Guffey, Wesley Guffey, Ron Guffey, and Jeff Guffey, all of Fort Myers. Her sisters; Phyllis,and Martha: brothers Bud and George of IN .; Son-in-law Jerry Ricketts; and daughters-in-law Jessie and Kathy Guffey; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth.and several grandchildren. " You may no longer be with us in body, but you will always be with us in our hearts." Arrangements by National Cremation Society.

Fort Myers News-Press, Oct 21 2003-- James Michael Guffey, 21, died Oct. 17, 2003. He is survived by his mother, Rebecca Moss-Guffey, father Jeffrey Guffey, brother, Jonathan, grandparents John & Norita Moss, Helen Brown.Family and friends are invited to gather at 5821 Jackson Rd., Thursday,Oct. 23, from 4-8 PM.Arrangements by ICS Cremation Society, Inc***. Ft. Myers News Press, Wednesday, Oct., 21, 2003-- James Michael Guffey, 21, Born April 29, 1982 in Ft. Myers, died Oct. 17, 2003 Friday. in North . Ft. Myers, FL. He is survived by his mother, Rebecca Moss-Guffey; father Jeffrey Guffey; brother, Jonathan; grandparents , John & Norita Moss, Helen Brown.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins; and special friends. He was preceded by his paternal grandfather Oliver Guffey. Family and friends are invited to gather at 5821 Jackson Rd., Thursday, Oct. 23, from 4-8 PM. GUFFEY, JAMES MICHAEL, 21, of N. Ft. Myers, died Friday. Arrangements by ICS Cremation Society, Inc.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 16, 1935--Fred A. Gugerian, 57-year-old winter visitor from St. Paul, Minn., dropped dead yesterday morning at the corner of First and Jackson streets in front of the Tropical market. He suffered a heart attack after calling at the post office for his mail and sat down on the curb. Before aid could be summoned he fell over dead. His body was rushed to the Lee Memorial hospital in a Lawrence A. Powell ambulance but an examination showed that death was instantaneous. Mr. Gugerian arrived in Fort Myers a week ago to visit his brother, Ed Gugerian, who spends every season on Captiva island. His brother was notified of the death and came to Fort Myers last night to make arrangements to tkae the body back to St. Paul. Mr. Gugerian was known to have been driving a 1932 Essex sedan with a Minnesota license. Police were asked to search for the car and located it after midnight in front of the Kenmore.
     Fort Myers News-Press, November 22, 2007 - Lela June (Lewis) Meyer Guild, 81, of Homosassa, FL passed away Monday, November 19, 2007 at Oakhill Hospital in Brooksville. Born June 20, 1926 in Edwardsville, IL to John and Lillie (Dove) Lewis. She moved to Lee County with her husband and children in 1962. Preceded in death by her first husband of 43 years, Melvin A. Meyer, Sept. 2, 1988. Remarried in 1991 to Hollis Guild of Cape Coral who predeceased her in 2001. Her three brothers, Charles Lewis, and two sisters, Martha Lewis Wilkinson and Nellie Lewis O'Connor, and stepdaughter Jackie Guild also preceded Lela in death. Survivors include son, Craig Meyer and wife Karen of Fort Myers, and daughter Lynn Meyer West Miller and husband Robert Miller of Homosassa, FL, stepson Craig Guild and wife Debbie of Fort Myers, FL, five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren and many nieces. She retired from First Florida Bank in Fort Myers.  She especially loved her family and was a very devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She devoted her life to her family and will be deeply missed. Lela was active in the Christian Church all of her life, serving as a Bible School Teacher, a member of the choir, and many women's service circles and other church committees. She and her first husband, Mel were instrumental in helping to start new Christian churches in Edwardsville, IL, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres, FL. She currently was a member of First Christian Church of Homosassa Springs. Lela loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and was faithful to Him in the end. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions in Lela's memory to be given to The Shepherd's Inn Ministries, P.O. Box 343, Dunnellon, FL 34430. Visitation will be from 12 Noon to 2 PM, Friday, November 23, 2007 at Coral Ridge Funeral Home on Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. A celebration service conducted by Larry F. Gutridge, Minister, will begin at 2 PM with the graveside service following at Coral Ridge Cemetery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 9, 1935--The body of William A. Guller, 89-year-old winter visitor who died Monday night, will be taken to St. Louis, Mo., for burial, it was announced by Lawrence A. Powell, who notified relatives there of Mr. Guller's death. Mr. Guller was a retired silver mine and lumber dealer and had spent three seasons in Fort Myers. He was staying at the W. H. Cralle residence in Dean park at the time of his death. He leaves a nephew, Frank Maloney. Arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell.

   Fort Myers News-Press, February 28, 2012 - William A. "Bill" Gulmy, age 72, of Fort Myers, passed away, after a courageous battle with ALS, on February 24, 2012. He was the loving husband of Kay Gulmy with whom he shared 44 wonderful years. In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his children, Darrin, Devin, Deanna and their spouses; sister Viola (Skip) Scheller of Sebastian, FL; and 8 grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his parents. Bill loved fishing and spending time working on his yard but above all, he loved the precious time he shared with his family and dear friends. He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held 6 - 8pm Friday, March 2, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Lehigh 507 Sunshine Blvd Lehigh Acres, Fl 33971. Funeral services will begin 10am Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the church. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to ALS Association, Florida Chapter, 3242 Parkside Center Circle Tampa, FL 33619. Arrangements by Anderson - Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services Lehigh Acres (239) 368 - 7080.

Caloosa Belle, 3 May 2007 -- Hilburn Lee Gunn, age 59, of Moore Haven, ded Jan. 13, 2007 at his home in Moore Haven. He was born July 7, 1947 in Clewiston, the son of the late Floyd Dawson and Geneva (Smith) Gunn. He served during the Vietnam War in the Air Force.He worked construction as a heavy equipment operator.He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Geneva Gunn, and a brother, John Gunn.Survivors include three daughters, Tedra Gunn of Immokalee, Christine Johnson of LaBelle, Megan Lee Gunn of Port Charlotte; one sister, Emma Jean Seiler of Moore Haven and five grandchildren. Graveside Services were held Thursday, Jan. 18, in Ortona Cemetery with Rev. Angel Ramos officiating.All arrangements were under the direction of Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, April 3, 1952 - John Asbury Gunnin, 73, Hart's Dairy employee, was found dead yesterday at 6:15 p.m. in a lonely pasture about four miles north of the Hart home on Bayshore Road. Gunnin apparently died of natural causes, Dr. Baker Whisnant said when called to the scene. Gunnin, employed by Hart's for 17 years, was found by Gus Rudd, a fellow employee who had been sent to look for him. Gunnin had left the main ranch buildings in the morning and search was started when he failed to return at 5:30. Gunnin was found near a pickup truck at the site of a recently dug well. Coroner Archie M. Odom and E. M. Magaha, assistant state's attorney, decided there was no need for an inquest after viewing the body where it was found. The body was removed by a Leo Engelhardt ambulance. Gunnin, who lied at 600 Highland Ave., is survived by a wife here and a son in California. April 4, 1952 -Funeral services for James A. Gunnin will be held today at 4 p.m. at Leo W. Englehardt funeralhome with Rev. Loren Williams officiating. Pallbearers will be Roger Hart, Bill Hart, Tommy Hart, Bart Winfrey, Arthur McNeil and Frank Futral. Honorary, Ben King, Hilton Hart, J. S. Tarrer and Frank Mallory. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Gunnin; a son, Bascom G. Gunnin of Santa Monica, Calif., two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Fussell and Miss Wynona Gunnin of Lakeland, a brother, J. L. Gunnin, five sisters, Mrs. J. A.Bailey, Mrs. W. L. Bailey of Lake City, Mrs. W.H. Collins of Fort White, Fla., Mrs. Warren Atkinson, Hendersonville, N. C. and Mrs. Arch May of Bradford, Penn.

Fort Myers News-Press -- 9 Aug 2002 -- Alexander P. Gursky, 86, of Cape Coral went to be with our Lord, Friday, Sept. 6, 2002. He had been under the love and care of Hope Hospice. Alex was born in Jamaica, NY. He moved to New Jersey as a young boy and graduated from Dunellen High School. He worked in the garment industry as a pattern maker for 30 years. He started a new career with the New Jersey Turnpike as a Toll Collector in 1967. He retired in 1977 and moved to Cape Coral where he was a Member of the St. Andrew Catholic Church. Alex was an active member of the Cape Coral Elks Lodge #2596. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Charlotte, son, Matthew (wife, Pat), and daughter, Patricia Bayley all of Cape Coral. Five grandchildren: Beth McCandless, Cheryl Batewell, Dawn Staiewicz, Denise Feicle, and David Bochbnovich. Seven great Grandchildren; Richard, Megan, Sarah, Amy, Rachel, Hunter and Jake. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002 at the St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press 2005-04-08 Charlotte Gursky, 87, of Cape Coral went to be with our Lord, April 5, 2005. She had been under the love & care of Hope Hospice. Charlotte was born in Brooklyn, NY. She moved to NJ at the age of six months and attended Randolphville School. She sold real estate and insurance until she became a manager at Great Easter Mills. She retired & moved to Cape Coral, FL with her husband, Alexander in 1977. They were members of St. Andrew Catholic Church. Charlotte was an active member of the Cape Coral Ladies of the Elks Lodge # 2596 & their Choral group "Elk Notes". She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years and a great grandson Jacob Scott Staniewicz. She is survived by her son, Matthew (wife Patricia) & daughter, Patricia Bayley all of Cape Coral. Five grandchildren, Beth McCandless, Cheryl Batewell, Dawn Staniewicz, Denise Fenicle, and David Bochnovich. Seven great grandchildren, Richard, Megan, Sarah, Amy, Rachel, Hunter & Jake. Two sisters, Dorothy Marsicano & Margaret McMullen & one brother Nasdeo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Monday April 11, 2005 at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Interment will immediately follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 3, 2013 - Joseph Loranza Guthrie, 88, formerly of Estero was born on May 20, 1924 in South Chalreston, West Virginia. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." He was preceded in death by Samuel and Edith Guthrie (parents); Samuel Guthrie and Claude Guthrie (brothers). He is survived by his wife of 66 years Winnie Lambert Guthrie and children: Deborah Guthrie Hill (Jimmy) Estero, Konnie Guthrie Cook (Roger) Taylor, Michigan and Joseph L. Guthrie II (Carol) Jacksonville, Florida. Joseph had nine (9) grandchildren and sixteen (16) great grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Nellie Dotson, John Guthrie of Gallipolis, Ohio and David Guthrie of Jacksonville, Florida. Joseph not only served his country in World War II. Germany but also served his Lord as children's church leader and deacon of various churches where he lived. Services will be at First Baptist Church of Naples, 3000 Orange Blossom, Naples, Florida on March 4, 2013 at 10 am. Viewing will be prior to service at 9:30 am. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Circle Fort Myers, Florida or First Baptist Church in Naples, Florida. Our family is proud to have been given this treasure, and his life will continue to bless those he leaves behind. His heritage will live on through his children, grandchildren great-grandchildren, and the many children he taught. 
    Winnie Hope (Lambert) Guthrie was born on May 1, 1928 in Lorado, West Virginia and went to be with her Savior on August 14, 2013. “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” She was preceded in death by her husband (Joseph L. Guthrie) of 66 years as well as her parents, Thomas and Evelyn Lambert; her brother, Tommy Lambert; her sisters, Mary Guthrie, Mae Biliter and Matilda Ceisla. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Deborah Guthrie Hill (Jimmy) of Estero, Florida, Konnie Guthrie Cook (Roger) Taylor of Michigan and Joseph L. Guthrie II (Carol) of Jacksonville, Florida. Winnie had nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Her siblings, Alva Lambert McCoy of Rio Grande, Ohio, Margaret Lambert McKinney of Sebring, Florida, Dan Lambert of Columbus, Ohio and Tracy Lambert of Gainesville, Florida. As a retired elementary school teacher she served her Lord both in the public school and in children’s church. Funeral services will be at the First Baptist Church Naples, 3000 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples, Florida on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Viewing will be prior to the service at 10:30 AM. Entombment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fort Myers, Florida . Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fortmyersmemorial.com. Our family is proud to have been given this treasure and her life will continue to bless those she leaves behind. Her heritage will live on through her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as the many children she taught. The family is being assisted by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907, 239-936-0555 

Fort Myers News-Press Dec 1, 2009 Derrick Daniel Gwaltney, PFC, U.S. Army, 21, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2009 while serving in Iraq. He was born on December 18, 1987 in Fort Myers to Patricia and Billy Gwaltney. When he was born he was blessed in the Re-organized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.He enjoyed bowling, watching movies, playing board games. Since the age of 5 when he would always ask to sing "God Bless America" he always wanted to serve his country in the military.In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving family including; his daughter Saphira Gwaltney; his wife, Heidi Gwaltney of Cape Coral; his siblings, Jessica Gwaltney, of Fort Myers, Latisha Gwaltney, of Lehigh Acres, Brian John Gwaltney, and Casey Gwaltney both of Fort Myers; grandfather, Dan Callahan of Ohio; step-daughter, Kyrah Carvallo; and many loving family and friends.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the funeral services at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 9th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Full Military Honors will be provided by the U.S. Army.The family suggests memorial donations in his memory be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

 

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