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    Fort Myers News-Press, November 19, 2013 - Malih Sadighi passed away suddenly November 15 in Portland, Oregan. Malih spent most of her life in Orangeburg, South Carolina were she was a French professor teaching for South Carolina State University for over 20 years. She and her husband moved to Fort Myers, Florida 12 years ago to be closer to their family. Malih and her husband cherished family time not only with their immediate family but their love for their entire extended family was felt by all. Their house was always open for friends and family.   Malih was preceded in death by her beloved husband Siamek Sadighi. Survivors include two sons: Dr.Abraham Sadighi (Tammy) and Mahmoud (Sheila) Sadighi. Sisters Zoreh (Ferydoon) Rabizadeh,and Mariam (Afghar) Hanjani. One brother Dr.Firouz (Nasrin) Farahmand along with many nieces and nephews. Her beloved grandchildren include Brandon, Garrett, Cameron and Tyler Sadighi. Her funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Gardens on Colonial Boulevard with burial to follow. It was Malih’s desire that expressions of sympathy be made to Susan B. Komen of Southwest Florida in her honor as a breast cancer survivor for 40 years.  http://www.komenswfl.org.  
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 30, 2006 - Siamak Sadighi, 96, of Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2006. He was born in Iran and moved to Fort Myers from South Carolina in 1993. He retired from the Iranian Air Force in 1965 attaining the rank of General. Mr. Sadighi is survived by his wife of 54 years, Malih Sadighi; two sons: Dr. Abraham Sadighi and his wife, Tammy of Fort Myers and Mahmoud Sadighi and his wife, Sheila of Salisbury, NC; grandchildren: Brandon, Garrett, Tyler and Cameron. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 1, 2006 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, July 7, 1955 - Robert I. Sadler, shrimp boat operator, died yesterday after a brief illness. He was rushed to Lee Memorial Hospital Tuesday from Ft. Pierce. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leona Sadler, a son, Lloyd, four brothers and three sisters. Young-Harvey Funeral Home made local arrangements. The body has been sent to Ft. Pierce for services and burial.

      New York Times, November 11, 2013 - Helen I. Safa, 82, pioneering anthropologist of Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and Latin America, died on November 4 in Gainesville, FL. Her work on women, families, gender politics and ideologies combined solid scholarship with a political thrust entailing an unbending commitment to social equality and a steadfast belief that scholarship can bring about positive societal change. Born in 1930 in NYC to German immigrant parents and a graduate of Cornell University, she turned to anthropology at Columbia University, where she earned her MA in 1958 and her Ph.D. in 1962. She taught anthropology and urban planning at Rutgers University in '67 and took over as director of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Florida in Gainesville in '80. She was the president of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) from '83-85, and professor of anthropology and Latin American Studies at the University of Florida until retirement in '97. Significant publications include The Urban Poor of Puerto Rico ('74), and The Myth of the Male Breadwinner ('95). In 2007, she received LASA's highest honor, the Kalman Silvert Award, given for distinguished lifetime contributions to the study of Latin America and the Caribbean. She was married to Manouchehr Safa from 1962 to his death in 1994 and is survived by their daughter, Mitra, and stepchildren Kaveh and Arya, and her second husband John Dumoulin, whom she married in 1999. She leaves behind an extended family including daughter-in-law Michele, son-in-law Roland, stepson Sebas and wife Silvina, and grandchildren Arman, Laylee, Nicolas, Alexis, Anna, Pablo, Bailey, Ethan and Baby Luca.
   Cape Coral Daily Breeze, May 14, 2009 – Eleanor (Caronna) Saladino, 71, of Cape Coral, left this life Monday, May 11, 2009, to join her loving husband, Vincent. She was born Jan. 20, 1938, in New York to Dominick and Margaret Caronna. She moved to Cape Coral in 1967 from Brooklyn, N.Y. She owned and operated her own hair salon in Fort Myers many years ago. Following her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Her family includes her children, George Saladino, Joanne (Warren) Howell and Dominick Saladino, all of Cape Coral; sisters, Lena DiGerolomo of Newport Richey, Fla., and Frances Caronna of Lehigh Acres; and grandchildren, Michael and Danielle. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Rita and Jean. The family will receive friends for viewing from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Metz Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes and Crematory. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at:  www.metzfuneralhome.com.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, November 4, 2009 - Joseph P. Salcunas was called home Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, to be with our Father, his predeceased parents, Clemence and Constantia, and brother, John. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., he worked for various Brooklyn breweries, the last being Schaefer Brewing Co. of Brooklyn, before retiring to Florida in 1982. He was a World War II veteran, serving proudly in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant from 1941-45 in Georgia, Florida, England, France and the Rhineland. He was in charge of the warehouse for the 878th Signal Co. Aviation Depot. He is survived by his loving wife, Rose. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to St. Andrew Catholic Church.
     Fort Myers News-Press, April 25, 2013 - Rose B. Salcunas went to join her beloved husband Joe, her parents and three sisters in their heavenly home on April 23, 2013. She was born in New York City on February 17, 1916 and spent many years working at the Eagle Pencil Company and John Wanamaker Department Store in New York City. After marrying Joe in 1953 they moved to Massapequa Park, Long Island, NY where she volunteered many years at the Mercy Hospital Gift Shop. After Joe retired they moved to Cape Coral, FL in 1982 where she loved growing many plants and enjoyed reading a variety of library books. Rose's quick wit, kidding attitude, sparkling blue eyes and infectious smile will be missed by her loved ones and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Thursday at St. Andrew Catholic Church followed by Entombment at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 7, 2014 - Juana Saldana, age 54, of Fort Myers passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Visitation will be held from 5:00 --9:00 PM on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in the Chapel at Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, 3654 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33916, 239-694-4121. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM the following day, Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Jesus the Worker Church, 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33905. Burial will immediately follow the services at Fort Myers Cemetery, 3200 Michigan Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33901. Those who wish to express condolences to the family at this difficult time are urged to visit Juana's memorial webpage at www.andersonpatterson.com and sign the guestbook.
    The News-Press, October 13, 2008 - Adeline M. "Addie" Salerno, 79, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away Saturday, October 11th. Originally of Yorkville, New York, she moved to Lehigh in 1988 and is a retiree of Mfg. Hanover Trust Bank. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Lehigh Senior Center. She loved working with her hands doing stained glass art, oil paintings and making puppet clowns. She is predeceased by her husband Peter J. Salerno and her sister Maryann. She will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends.Survivors include her son, Peter and wife Cheryl Salerno of New York; granddaughter, Laura and husband Rob Lamond and grandson Peter Michael Salerno; great grandchildren Haley and Danielle all of New York. She is also survived by her sister, Jeannette Brown and her brother Henry and wife Shirley Tourangeau all of Lehigh Acres. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 13, 2008 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd. Funeral services will commence on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 in the funeral home chapel at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park.
    The News-Press, June 15, 2009 - Pauline R. Salerno, 89, of Cape Coral, passed away peacefully on Friday at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral. She was born on December 26, 1919 in Brooklyn, NY and was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Salerno. She is survived by her daughter, Camille; sons, Anthony and Michael; 8 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to visit at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR-82, Ft. Myers, FL, on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, from 9 am until time of funeral service at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will be private in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, (239) 334-4880.

Fort Myers News-Press, September 20, 1999 - Helen Pingree Balch Salot was born in Topsfield, MA, on 26 of November, 1910, daughter of Franklin Balch and Helen Smith Balch. Helen, her mother and sister came to Fort Myers in 1922 to reside with maternal grandparents, Fred E. and Helen Smith. Helen graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1928 and then graduated from Bryant and Stratton Business College in Boston, MA. She was employed locally at The Fort Myers Press as society editor, and at the Lee County Bank. In 1937 she took a leave of absence from the bank to accept employment with the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C., where she met her husband, Nevin Salot. They were married in St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Fort Myers on 20 July, 1939. They returned to Fort Myers in 1969 after retiring from government service. In her early period in Fort Myers, Helen and sister, Barbara, known as the Balch sisters, were very popular duet singers. They performed at the Fort Myers Pleasure Pier and private parties and organizations. Helen was born in the same house as her ancestor, Roger Balch, who, as a 'Minuteman', fought in the American Revolution. This and her New England background inspired her interest in patriotic and historical organizations. She was a member of the DAR and served a term as Regent of the local Caloosahatchee Chapter. She was organizing president of Everglades Chapter Colonial Dames XVLLth Century. Membership in other organizations includes: Florida Royal Palm Chapter Daughters of Founders and Patriots in America; Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company; Order of The Crown of Charlemagne in USA: Magna Carta Dames; Society of Mayflower Descendants; Fort Myers Woman's Community Club. She served several years as a Docent at Edison Community College Art Gallery. She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Nevin Salot; daughter, The Rev. Susan S. Gaumer and son-in-law, Dr. H. Richard Gaumer, New Orleans, LA; granddaughter, Catherine G. Farr, Seattle, WA; grandson, Matthew R. Gaumer, Los Angeles, CA; sister, Barbara Mann, Fort Myers; sister-in-law, Lorraine S. Primeau, Grosse Point, MI; nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2635 Cleveland Avenue, at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 22nd. Serving as pallbearers will be: George T. (Pat) Mann, Jr., Franklin B. Mann, Franklin B. Mann, Jr., Ian F. Mann, George T. (Ted) Mann, III, Matthew R. Gaumer. Interment at a later date.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 2, 2010 - Nevin Edgar Salot, resident of Fort Myers since 1969, died in New Orleans,Louisiana on January 26, 2010, nineteen days after his 100th Birthday.Born in Dubuque, Iowa January 7, 1910, he was preceded in death by his wife Helen Balch Salot and his brothers, Russell and Duncan. Nevin is survived by his sister, Lorraine Salot Primeau, of Grosse Point, MI and his sister-in-law Barbara Balch Mann of Fort Myers as well as by his daughter (The Rev.) Susan Salot Gaumer (Dr. Richard) and grandchildren Catherine Lorraine "Cricket" Farr (Gist. H. Farr, III) of Seattle, WA, and Matthew R. Gaumer of New Orleans, and great-granddaughter Elizabeth Lorraine Farr. Nieces and nephews include Dr. Roger Salot of Louisville, KY, Carol Salot Carrico of Lebanon, KY, Virginia Salot Combs of Nokomis, FL, George T. Mann, Jr. of Fort Myers, and Franklin B. Mann of Alva.Mr. Salot was a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit and Georgetown University School of Law in Washington, DC. Serving in several federal agencies during and after World War II, his service concluded in the Office of Special Investigation of the United States Air Force where he received honors for his superior work in investigating fraud and procurement cases prior to his retirement in 1969.Nevin Salot was a founding member of the Caloosa Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in Fort Myers. He also sang in the Chorus made up of barbershop quartet singers in Southwest Florida. His own quartet was cumulatively, at one time, the oldest performing barbershop quartet in the United States. Nevin's singing began when he was hired as a boy treble at St. Joseph's Episcopal Church in Detroit at the age of seven. His church choir singing continued at St. Mary's and St. Peter's Episcopal churches in Arlington, Virginia and concluded at St. Luke's in Fort Myers where he sang in the men and boys choir for many years. Nevin was also an instrumentalist, playing, piano, organ and saxophone in dance bands. Music was Nevin Salot's true joy.Mr. Salot's funeral will be celebrated at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2635 Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers at 1 pm on Wednesday, February 3rd. In lieu of flowers, donations to Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) designated for Haitian relief are encouraged.
      Fort Myers News-Press, February 8, 1944 - Funeral services for Charles Wallace Salter, Jr., who was killed Sunday afternoon on the Palm Beach Boulevard, will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. John W. Swanson of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery. 
   Fort Myers News-Press, February 6, 2013 - Maria Theresa (Bono) Salvagio, 70 of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013. She was born on April 25. 1942 in Campofiorito Sicily, Italy to Filippo and Luigia Massa Bono. Maria moved to Cape Coral in July 1978 from New York. She loved the game of soccer, with her two favorite teams, AC Milan and the LA Galaxy, MLS. She especially loved the time she spent attending her son's soccer matches. Even though she ran a catering business with her husband, she loved cooking for her family and friends. Maria's family said their parents were not only married for 50 years but they were also best friends and did everything together. She was loved by many and shared her joy with all her friends. She will be remembered for her relationships with people and passion for life. Maria is survived by her loving family including her husband, Frank Salvagio; sons, Louis (Wyndi) Salvagio of Palm Coast, FL and Phillip (Leslie) Salvagio of Carlsbad, CA; five grandchildren, Lyndsie, Leah, Ella, Franco, and Katrina,. She is preceded in death by her brother, Pietro Bono and sister, Lella Bono. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 SW 20th Ave, Cape Coral. Followed by an entombment at Coral Ridge Cemetery with a celebration of life gathering at Rumrunners restaurant @ 12:30. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in Maria's life Story and to leave thoughts and memories for her family. The family suggests donations in Maria's name be made to Hope Hospice, a donation basket will be at the visitation
    Carmine Salvatore, 66 of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at his home. He was born on December 16, 1946 in Rapino, Italy to Donato and Giavana Salvatore. In 1987 he moved from New York to Cape Coral. Carmine enjoyed boating, re-building cars and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a communicant of St. Andrew Catholic Church. Carmine is survived by his loving family including his wife, Luisa Lisio Salvatore; five sons, Danny (Jennifer) Salvatore, John Carlo Salvatore, Carmine Salvatore, Luciano Salvatore, Paul Salvatore; grandchildren, Brendon and Daniel; brother, Peter Salvatore. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Funeral services will be at 10 am on Wednesday, August 21st at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 23-25, 2013 - Mark Alan Salyer, 57, of Cape Coral, FL passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. He was born on July 2, 1955 in Waldo, Ohio to Carl and Rita Jean Salyer. Mark retired from Whirlpool Corporation in Marion, Ohio and moved to Cape Coral in 1989. Mark was a devout Catholic and active member of St Andrew's Parish. Mark was a loving and devoted husband and father who cherished his responsibilities to his family. Mark showed his love for helping humanity by donating more than 25 gallons of blood to the local blood bank. True to his Ohio spirit, he was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, Indians and OSU. He was also a great fan and active father in his children's High School and community sporting activities. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Patricia, and forever admired and loved by his twin sons Thomas and Andrew; brother, Chris Salyer; and many extended family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his brother, Michael. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in his Life Story and to leave thoughts and memories for his family.

    The News-Press, May 7, 2009 - Elizabeth F. Samkovitch, 95, of Cape Coral died Sunday May 3, 2009. Elizabeth was born in Germany in 1921. She moved to Cape Coral in 1964 from Camden, NJ. She was a member of the German American Club. She was preceded in death by her husband Peter in 1993. Survivors include her close friends Lou and Helen DiBauda of Cape Coral. Funeral Services will be conducted at 4:00 P.M. Saturday May 9, 2009 at the Metz Funeral Chapel with viewing beginning at 3:00 P.M. Burial will take place at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by the Metz Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz funeral homes, Cape Coral. 
    
Lena Sammartano, 99, of Fort Myers, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:30 AM Thursday, August 9, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2157 Cleveland Avenue, 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. 

Fort Myers News-Press, May 25, 2009-- Samuel Sampler died of lung cancer in Fort Myers in 1979 at age 84, his death meriting a modest obituary in The News-Press. His deeds, though, were epic, not modest. As a 22-year-old Army corporal in World War I, he sprinted across a French field near the Argonne Forest, stepping on corpses littering No Man's Land. It was Oct. 8, 1918, a little more than a month before the war's end. He single-handedly captured 28 Germans.Hundreds of dead surrounded his foxhole. Shells fell around him. The Germans were firing machine guns. Sampler forged ahead."I said to the rest of the guys, 'You can stay here or go with me,'" Sampler, who is buried at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, told The News-Press in 1975. "It's up to you.It means death if we stay and it means death if we go, but I'm going to try and make a run for it."He picked up unexploded German hand grenades and ran toward the enemy. After the war, Sampler returned to Oklahoma, where he grew up. He and his wife, Rosina, later lived in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Rosina died in 1961, after which Samuel moved to Fort Myers Beach and remarried in 1965. He and his new wife, Florence, moved to North Fort Myers. His grandson, Reg Raban, now a 63-year-old attorney in Beach Haven, N.J., lived with his grandfather for a while as a third-grader, attended John Kennedy's 1961 inauguration with his grandfather and came to Fort Myers in 1979 for his grandfather's funeral."He didn't talk about it that much," Raban said. "I remember when I was living with him there was a book about the Medal of Honor with stories about the more famous recipients. I read that, so I was always aware of what he had done. Didn't really understand the magnitude of it at that time, but have come to know what a great honor it is."Sampler was born in Texas and spent years in Oklahoma and New Jersey. Fort Myers resident Dan Younger, a volunteer with the Medal of Honor Historical Society, said other states claim Sampler as their own. So does Florida.
   Fort Myers News-Press, August 22, 2012 - Henry B. “Hank” Sampson, 81, of North Ft. Myers passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012 surrounded by his loving wife, daughters, and family. Born in Carlisle, KY, Hank moved to Cincinnati, OH at an early age, later moving his family to Cape Coral in 1964. Hank joined the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. He was a devoted loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and father-in-law. He and his wife Kathy were exemplary parents to their three daughters and made a strong, loving family unit. Hank was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Fort Myers Elks Lodge #1288, and the American Legion. He loved to play the guitar and organ for his family, playing basketball with his grandsons, doing yard work, dancing with his wife, playing with his dog "Lady" and watching college football and basketball, (Kentucky Wildcats). He will be desperately missed by his beloved wife of 60 years Kathy; 3 loving daughters Sandy (Larry) Jones, Jana (Mike) Jones, and Stacey (Dwight Sparling) Young; 5 dear grandchildren Mike and Rebekah Peaco, Mark Williamson, Jr., Alexis and Kaylyn Young; 7 cherished great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Keegan Peaco, Alex Pasqualoni, MacKenzie, Madison, and Maggie Peaco, Sophia Waskey, his sister Betty Rudman of Cincinnati, OH, and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Friday, August 24th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery between the hours of 10 - 12pm with service and interment with military honors to follow. On line condolences can be made at www.coralridgefuneralhome.com
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 26, 2013 - Adan “La Bola” Sanchez Sr., was born on Jan. 28, 1934 and left us peacefully on Dec. 18, 2013. He is survived by his wife Rosalinda Sanchez. He had 5 children..Velma, Nicanor (RIP), Silvia, Adam and Cynthia. He also leaves 17 grand kids and 8 great-grand kids. He was a hardworking man that not only did for his family, but others as well. He will be missed, but will continue to live on in the hearts of many whose lives he touched. Services will be held at Jesus Obrero, 881 Nuna Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33905. Viewing will be from 10-11am and followed by mass. He will be laid to rest at Ft. Myers Cemetery. We love you Daddy!
    Caloosa Belle, May 5, 2005 - Egudelia Sanchez, age 58, of LaBelle, passed away April 26, 2005, in Lehigh Acres. She was born February 9, 1947, in Las Marias, Puerto Rico. Survivors include her husband of 44 years: Jose Sanchez Mercado of LaBelle; children: Ana Jaimes and husband Amadeo, Zoraida Sanchez and Angelo Sanchez, all of LaBelle, Francisco Sanchez and wife Tonya of New Jersey and David Sanchez and wife Icelsa of Lehigh Acres; sisters: Monsa Mendez of Connecticut and Isabelle Soto of Brooklyn, NY; brother Juan Soto of Brooklyn; grandchildren: Arlene Molina, Amy Carrillo, Karie Sanchez, Joseph Sanchez, Michael Sanchez, Anthony Sanchez and Logan Sanchez and great grandson: Aidan Molina. She was preceded in death by her son: Jose Antonio Sanchez Jr.Funeral Services were held April 30 at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Rev. L.W. Howard officiating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery.      

    Mr. J. Isabel Sanchez ,age 62, of LaBelle, passed away March 12, 2013 in Fort Myers. He was born July 2, 1950, in Mexico to Domitila Sanchez. Mr. Sanchez married Tomasa Hernandez. He was a crew leader in the agriculture field for a number of years. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church.  Survivors include his mother Domitila of Mexico, wife: Tomasa Sanchez, one son: Benjamin Sanchez and one daughter: Maria Sanchez all of LaBelle, one brother: Milton Flores and grandchild, Marlo Juliana Garcia Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 10:00 am at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, LaBelle with Father Juan Lorenzo presiding. Visitation with a rosary was held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, Florida. Burial will be Fort Denaud Cemetery also in LaBelle.  Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle

 

  Caloosa Belle, March 10, 2005 - Jose A. Sanchez Jr., age 42, of LaBelle, passed away March 1, 2005, in Greenland, NH. He was born January 9, 1963, in Matical, Puerto Rico, to Jose Sanchez Mercado and Egudelia Soto Sanchez.Survivors include his children: Karrie Ann Sanchez, Joey Sanchez and Michael Sanchez, all of Miami, Anthony Sanchez of New Jersey and Logan Sanchez of LaBelle; parents: Jose Sanchez Mercado and Egudelia Sanchez of LaBelle; brothers: Angelo Sanchez of LaBelle, Francisco Sanchez of New Jersey and David Sanchez of Lehigh Acres; and sisters: Anna James and Zeralda Sanchez, both of LaBelle.Funeral services were held, March 7, at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home with Pastor L.W, Howard officiating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery. Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle, Florida.

    Jose Sanchez-Mercado, age 70, of LaBelle passed away May 12, 2012 in Lehigh Acres. He was born January 19, 1942 in Maricao, Puerto Rico, the son of the late Ramon and the late Dolores Mercado Sanchez. He was a resident of LaBelle for the past 25 years. Jose was an awesome father, dedicated to his family and a hard worker. He was a member of JTP Church in LaBelle . Survivors include his children: Ana Jaimes, Zoraida Sanchez, Angelo Sanchez, Francisco Sanchez and David Sanchez, many brothers & sisters, grandchildren Arlene, Amy, D.J., Nicholas, Arianna, Anthony, Joey, Michael, Keriann, Delma and Tatiana and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Egudelia Sanchez and son, Jose Antonio Sanchez Jr.  The funeral service was held May 16, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Pastor Guillermo O. Camina officiating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at JTP Church in LaBelle.  Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle

Fort Myers News-Press, February 1, 1935 - Charles Sanders, 75-year-old Floweree Grove employe, died at 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home in Alva. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Fort Myers cemetery with Lawrence A. Powell, Inc. in charge. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Q. Baker and a son, M. Sanders, of Alva.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 13, 2005 - Bonnie Jean Morgan Sanders died at home April 9, 2005. She was born January 21, 1926 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Homer and Louise (Kennedy) Morgan. She was raised in Phillips, Wisconsin and graduated from Phillips High School in 1943. She worked as a bookkeeper in Chicago until her marriage to Dr. Kenneth Sanders in February 1968. She was a member of the D.A.R. and an avid animal lover. She resided in Fort Myers Beach, FL from 1968 until the present. Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by her husband in February 1983. She is survived by a brother, Arley Morgan of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, two nephews, four nieces and nineteen great nieces and nephews. The family expresses sincere appreciation to Chris Scott, Ms. Sander's longtime caregiver and friend. Cremation arrangements have been handled by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home and Crematory, Fort Myers.

  Fort Myers News-Press 2 Mar 2008-- John Carter Sanders, 60, of Fort Myers, passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 29, 2008.John was a Fort Myers native, born November 18, 1947 to James T. and Daisy (McSwain) Sanders. He was a 1965 graduate of Fort Myers High School and grew up in a Fort Myers that was small and close-knit and where people focused on God, family and the gentle things in life. John had a lifelong love of music, especially the piano, and a natural talent for ballroom dancing that was cultivated by Miss Betty Black. As a child, John's family owned and operated Sanders Brother's Tire Store, and later, he opened Suncoast Tires. John was widely known for his association with Sam Galloway Ford where he worked for 32 years in truck and commercial sales.In his leisure time, John enjoyed golfing, playing pool, scuba diving, and a good game of Gin or Texas Hold 'em, but most of all, John loved to fish. He was an accomplished sports fisherman, having competed in every Cracker Invitational and Ole Timers' Invitational since their inception. John will be remembered as man who was a lighthearted and fun loving with a laid-back outlook on life and gruff exterior that covered a loving and sensitive interior. His family was the center of his existence and lived to make them happy and provide for them to the best of his ability.John leaves behind his loving wife of 22 years, Susan; his former wife of 10 years, Terry Sanders of Fort Myers; his two children, Mark and Tammy Sanders, both of Fort Myers; two Havanese "fur children" Annie and Sophie Sanders; two brothers, J.T. (Sandra) Sanders, Jr. and Cullen (Kim) Sanders, both of Fort Myers; one sister, Jane(Donald) Baucom of Kiniston, AL and formerly of Fort Myers; his brother-in-law Bruce Robertson III of Naples; his nephews, Tyson Sanders, James T. "Jamie" Sanders III and Bruce "Buddy" Robertson IV; his nieces, Ashley Robertson and Jill (Walt) Bethel; grand nieces and grand nephews, Peyton and Truman Bethel and Bruce "Alex" Robertson, V. John is preceded in death by his parents and eldest brother, Terry Sanders.John will be sorely missed by his family as well as the myriad of friends and acquaintances he had acquired as a lifelong resident of Fort Myers. His hallmark was his ability to relate to people of all walks of life. John was as comfortable sitting on a swamp buggy in the middle of the woods as he was at a county club cocktail party. As a child, he enjoyed summers with his family at Fort Myers Beach and Naples. In his younger years he spent many happy hours hunting and fishing on Bear Island with family and friends. His wife, Susan, shared his life-long passion for fishing and the two of them spent many happy hours on the back bays of Pine Island Sound cruising their favorite fishing holes looking for snook and redfish.John and Susan were residents and members of Fiddlesticks County Club for 13 years where John loved to play the "Long Mean" -- a golf course he considered to be one of the finest in Southwest Florida. His golf career was highlighted by three "hole-in-ones" on the third hole, of the Long Mean. Six years ago, he and Susan moved into a little home on the Caloosahatchee in East Fort Myers where, together, they could watch the sun rise and set on the water every day and fish off the "dock of their bay" anytime they wanted.The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 5th, 2-6 pm, with a memorial service to follow at 6:00 pm at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Havanese Rescue, c/o Harold Donner11246 Ramrod Road Woodbridge, VA 22192.

Fort Myers News-Press April 18, 2010 Ruby L. Sanders, 97, a resident of Fort Myers since 1923 passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2010. She was born on July 24th, 1912 to J.J. and Olif Whitaker in Climax, GA and was one of nine children.She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, John Hubert Sanders and is survived by: son, Tommy (Betty) Powell; sister, Pat Ward as well as niece, Carol Pilgrim; grandchildren: Mike (Cheryl) Powell, Nick (Marla) Powell, Beth (Tim) Lester; great grandchildren: Ashley (Doug) Anderson, Jessica (Drew) Demond, Devin Lester, Ian Powell, Nick (Allysa) Lester, Morgan Powell and Adam Powell; great great grandchildren: Jamie & Jordan Demond, Jacob and Jaxson Anderson; also surviving are many nieces, nephews and decedents of the Sanders' and Whitaker family.Visitation for family and friends will be held 11am to 12 Noon, Weds. April 21st, 2010 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services chapel, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. Funeral services will begin 12 Noon with Rev. Claude Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Myers Cemetery. Online condolences can be made by visiting: www.andersonpatterson.com

Fort Myers News-Press, 15 Apr 2005-- Sherri Lee Owens McCoy Sanders, 42, of Ft. Myers, FL passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 6, 2005. She was also well known by her maiden name Sherri Owens and her 1st marriage name Sherri McCoy because of Sherri's loving and affectionate ways her nickname to the community was Big Red and Lady Sunshine. She leaves to cherish loveable memories her devoted husband Eligah Sanders, Sr., 4 daughters, Shelbrena, Jaquar, Patrice, and Mariah; 2 sons Demetric and Corey McCoy. A home going celebration of life will be held on April 16, 2005 at Covenant Community Ministries, 940 Tarpon St., Ft. Myers, FL (off Palm Beach Blvd.) 1:00 PM. Flowers may be sent to James C. Boyd Funeral Home, 2966 Dr. M.L. King, Jr., Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33916.

Writer, artist, teacher Ella Kathryn Hendry Sandige dies at 81 Sarasota Herald Tribune, June 11, 2003-- PORT CHARLOTTE -- Author Ella Kathryn Hendry Sandige, a member of the Hendry family, after which Hendry County was named, died here Saturday at the age of 81. Sandige grew up in Fort Myers. The daughter of former Lee County Schools Superintendent Harry Hendry, she graduated from Florida State University and went on to work as a public school teacher and reading specialist in Florida, Arizona and California. Hendry County bears the name of her great-grandfather Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry, a cattleman and legislator. LaBelle was named for his daughters. Sandige was a private person who dedicated her later years to her artistic pursuits, said her cousin, James "Harold" Hudson. She is best known for her book "Front Porch Stories," a narrative of the Hendry family, who were among the first settlers in the Peace River Basin. Sandige, who earned a master's degree from Arizona State University and served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II, also wrote a children's book, "Honeycomb," and was in the process of writing a cookbook, a book of poetry, and a book about the Everglades, when she died Saturday. Sandige was an accomplished painter whose work has been displayed at Temple University and the University of Alabama. "She was gifted in so many ways," Hudson said. "Her writing and painting were done at a time when most people would be sitting in their rocking chair contemplating their life." Sandige is survived by a son, Phillip B. Porter II, and four grandchildren, Phillip, Sharon, Lesley and Mary. She will be buried at Cool Springs Cemetery in Ashville, Ala.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - June 28, 1980 Annie G. Sands, 82, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 44 years, died in Atlanta, Ga. Friday afternoon. She was a retired school teacher, having taught in the high school in Fort Myers for the past 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and graduate of Florida Southern College. Surviving is her son, Williams Sands of Washington, D.C.; sisters, Mrs. Estelle Noble of Atlanta, Margaret Tarrer of Fort Myers; nieces, Mrs. Ross Swartsel of Fort Pierce, Mrs. Dwight Lamb of Lakeland; nephew, Joseph Tarrer, Jr. of Miami. The family requests that flowers please be ommitted and donations made to the Heart Fund. Funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Singleton officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Harris, James Sapp, Travis Gresham, Dr. Parke Lewis, Bill Reynolds and Rex Gilliam. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Fagan, George Whitehurst, Joe Moses,George Beemer, Mason Foshee, Ralph McWilliams, Harold Thompson and Dan Beall.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - December 21, 1965 The owner of a well drilling company died Monday after a half-ton counter-weight on the drill rig fell and hit him in the head. The well-driller, Charles W. Sands, 47, of 1668 Tennessee St., North Fort Myers, was rushed to Lee Memorial Hospital by an Immokalee ambulance but to no avail. Sands was the owner of Sands & Sons Well Drilling Co. He was working on a water well in the Immokalee area when the accident occurred. Further details were not available last night. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Betty Sandss, and sons, Larry, Charles, Steven, Kevin and Kim Sands of North Fort Myers; daughters, Miss Marsha Sands of Arlington, Va., Mrs. Sheila Lawon of Fort Myers, Marilyn Sands, Maureen Sands, Tammie Sands and Jaqueline Sands of North Fort Myers; one brother, Wyatt Sands of Alva; sisters, Mrs. Lois Hamm and Mrs. Oneeta Hamm of Naples, Mrs. Betty Ann O'Neil of West Palm Beach, and seven grandchildren. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - December 22, 1965 Funeral service for Charles W. Sands, 47, of 1668 Tennessee St., North Fort Myers, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Tompson officiating. Burial will be in Fort MyersCemetery.
   Fort Myers News-Press, February 5, 2011 – Sherren “Dyann” Sands, 67, North Fort Myers, died February 1, 2011. Born August 9, 1943. Arrangements: Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 11:00 am, at Fort Myers Cemetery, 3200 Michigan Avenue, Ft. Myers, Florida.

Ten-Year-Old Boy Fatally Wounded in Shotgun Mishap Five 10-year-old boys and one of 13, the latter with a loaded shotgun, went "hunting: yesterday in North Fort Myers near their homes. The gun went off and Timmy Sands, 10, fell fatally wounded. He died an hour later while five doctors worked vainly to save him. The accident occurred as the boys walked single file along a dirt road about 100 yards from the new Highway 41 construction. Sherman Williams, 13, had his 410 shotgun. The other 10-year-olds with Timmy were Joe Bryant, Robert Kirkland, Jack Pelham and David Carpenter. Timmy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Sands, was walking in front of Sherman although the latter said he had warned him to get away from the gun. Deputy Jimmy Hisler said that somehow Sherman jerked the weapon and it went off, a load of birdshot ripping through Timmy's right hand and into the right side of his chest. "Sherman, you didn't shoot me, did you?" the little boy cried as he collapsed to the ground, Sherman falling upon him in grief. Hisler said the other boys scattered in fright but Sherman quickly realized Timmy needed help and ran to nearby Pine Island Road. There he tried to flag down several cars but none stopped. Finally he threw himself onto the highway in the path of a car driven by Marshall Alford of Dunn Construction Co., the highway contractor, who stopped. When Sherman told him what had happened, Alford used his radio to call an ambulance. At Lee Memorial Hospital the five doctors and a staff of nurses worked over the boy. Five pints of blood were administered and a tube was inserted into his right lung through which air was pumped, but at 5 p.m. he died. Timmy, whose full name was Timothy John Sands, was a fifth grade student at J. Colin English School. Sands, a well driller, and his wife have 10 other children -- four sons, Emily Larry, Charles W. Jr., Steven Clelly and Kenneth Revis, and six daughters, Marsha Betty, Sheila Arline, Marilyn Sharlene, Maureen Raye, Tammy Nell and Jacqueline Ouida Sands. Timmy's grandmother is Mrs. Ouida Williams of Fort Myers. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. FORT MYERS PRESS - December 16, 1963 J. Colin English School Will Close For Boy's Funeral J. Colin English School will close at 1:30 p.m. today for the funeral of Timmy Sands, 10-year-old son of Mr. and mrs. Charles W. Sands of North Fort Myers, Supt. Robert N. Kreager announced yesterday. Timmy was wounded fatally by an accidental shotgun blast last Friday as he and several other youngsters were hunting near the north approach to the new bridge. He was a fifth grade student at the school. +++ Funeral services for Timothy J. Sands will be held today at 2 p.m. at Leo w. Engelhard Fuenral Home with George Cobb offficiating. Pallbearers will be Albert Heinkel, Henry Mix, Larry Browant, Sammy Moore, Gary Skinner and Evan Skinner. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 11 2005-- Theresa Pottinger Sands, age 61, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on Tuesday March 8, 2005 at Health Park Medical Center. Born in Fort Myers on August 16, 1943, Theresa was the daughter of the late George and Mila Honc Pottinger. Her family has been in the nursery business in Fort Myers and Bookelia since the 1920's. She graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1961. On September 17, 1961, Theresa married Raymond J. Sands Sr. of Miami, Florida and had five children together, Ray-Ray, Michael, Theresa, Steven and Tanya. Her husband preceded her in death in May 16, 1977. The family lived in West Palm Beach, Florida until relocating back to Fort Myers in 1990. Theresa was a licensed general contractor with the State of Florida, and continued in the family business operating Sands Sunset Vista Nursery with her three sons. Theresa was a faithful member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in downtown Fort Myers as well as donating to many of the area diocese. She participated in and sponsored many community activities including Edison Festival of Lights, Inc., Cypress Lake High School, and Rutenburg Little League. Theresa especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren's athletics and activities. She constantly put her family and friends feelings ahead of her own, until her untimely death. Theresa is survived by, her three sons and two daughters Raymond (CJ O'-Haver) Michael, Steven (Kim) Sands, Theresa (Michael Ficarro), and Tanya (Harris Wolin) and by her grandchildren; Anthony, Angela, Joseph, Raychel, Victoria, and Austin. Her brother Jerry and wife Sue Pottinger, sister Milla and husband Richard Vollinger, sister-in-law Bobbie and Sam Wainwright, and sister-in-law Ann and Rick Rapp also survive her. Though her life was cut short Theresa's memories will live in the hearts of her family and friends. We love you Ga. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Saturday March 12, 2005 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Ft. Myers City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. on Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. Friday at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Thursday, March 3, 1960 William L. Sands, 76, a resident of 1668 Tennessee St., North Fort Myers, died Tuesday. He was the first male to be born in Alva. Survivors include two sons, Charles W. Sands, Fort Myers, and William Wyatt Sands, Alva; three daughters, Mrs. Ometta Hamm, Naples; Mrs. Annie Lois Hamm, Naples; Mrs. Betty Ann Page, Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Della Walker, Fort Myers; Mrs. Frances Smith, Auburndale, Fla.; a brother, Herbert Sands, Punta Gorda; 26 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. James Daniels officiating. Pallbearers will be Ivan McCannon, Dave Bull, Kenneth Daniels, Nathan Walker, Coleman Miner and Dan English. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - June 7, 1951 William Langdon Sands, Sr., 63, died yesterday at Lee Memorial Hospital where he had been taken Sunday following a stroke. He was born in Georgia and came to Fort Myers in 1926. He was connected with Lee Motors for nearly 20 years and until his death he had been with Kingston Motors. A son, William S. Sands, Jr., is in the diplomatic service at Washington, D.C., and flew here Friday to be at the bedside. Sands was a member of the Masons, Elks, First Baptist Church and Men's Bible Class, Men's Garden Club and the Lee County democratic committee. He is survived by his wife, a retired teacher; his son; three sisters, Mrs. H.C. Timmer of Boston, Mrs. T. F. Dodd and Mrs. T. A. Croghan of Charleston, S.C., and a brother, Charles L. Sands of Pompano. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. James E. Byler officiating. Pallbearers will be Joe Moses, John Bowen, Eddie Johnson, Harry Fagan, L. F. Rutledge and James A. Franklin, Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Mcwilliams, Fred Durre, Buster Hill, Capt. B. C. Fowler, H. A. Littlejohn, Don Drake and Carl Hanton. Friends may call at the funeral home until the services. Burial will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.
   Fort Myers News-Press, September 11, 2012 - Barbara Ann Sandt, 70, of Cape Coral passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012. Born September 24, 1941 in Somers Point, NJ, Barbara has been a resident of Cape Coral since 1970. Barbara is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years Edward; 3 loving sons Edward V. of Columbus, OH, Gary R. and Timothy (Rosemary); 4 cherished grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a dear sister Patricia (Richard) Scarduzio. A visitation will be held between the hours of 5 - 7pm on Wednesday, September 12th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at 11:30am on Thursday, September 13th at St. Andrews Catholic Church followed by burial at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Barbara's name in the American Cancer Society . Online condolences can be made at www.coralridgefuneralhome.com 
    Annetta J. Santana, 40, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on November 29, 2012. She was born in Indianapolis, IN; the daughter of Charles and Nancy Murray; and the wife of George Santana. Memorial gathering for family & friends will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 10-11am at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services chapel, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33916, 239-694-4121. Funeral services will begin at 11am with burial following at Fort Myers Cemetery.

MIAMI NEWSPAPER, May 1927 - Funeral service for Adolphe Phillip Santini , 87, who died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, 138 NW 36th Street will be conducted from the Jesu Catholic church at 9 am Friday. Burial will be in Miami City cemetery. Mr. Santini was the son of Phillipe Armand Santini of Tomino, Corsica, and Mary Frances Perera of Charleston, SC. He was born in New Orleans. He came to Miami in 1900. He is survived by three sons; Phillip Bernard, Lorenzo C., and Joseph C, and three daughters; Mrs. J. C. Botts, Mrs. R. M. Brion, and Mrs. J. J. Chafneaux. Combs funeral home has charge of arrangements.

   FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 17, 1947- Mrs. Elmo (Alice) Santini, 30, died early yessterday morning after a long illness. She had made her home at Fort Myers Beach for a number of years. She was born Sept. 2, 1916 in Jacksonville. Surviving are her husband, Elmo Santini, a daughter, Genevieve, age seven years, a son Elmo jr., age five, all of Fort Myers Beach; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bartleson jr., of Houston, Texas, a sister, Mrs. J. R. Hill, San Antonio, a brother, Charles Bartleson, Houston. Services will be held at the Spooner and Engelhardt funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m. with Father James J. O'Riordan officiating. Pallbearers will be Frank Brown, Porter Bartleson, Godfrey Santini, Nick Santini, Bert Draughon and Buck Armeda. Honorary pallbearers will be Honey Bartleson, Conray Kelly, Charlie Green, Brown Taylor, Dr. Fred Bartleson and Dr. Ernest Bostleman. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.

FORT KYERS NEWS-PRESS, undated Mrs. Carmela M. Santini, 82, of 232 Ohio Ave., Fort Myers Beach, died Monday. A native of Chokoloskee Island, she had lived here for the past 31 yars. coming from Miami and was a member of the Church of the Ascension Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Guy F. Santini, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Haule, of Peacedale, R.I., and Mrs. Camille Taylor, of Fort Myers Beach, and a son, Paul F. Santini, of Fort Myers Beach. Her brother-in-law, Leonard Santini, is a prominent developer of Fort Myers Beach, including Leonardo Arms and the Santini Shopping Plaza. She is also survived by two brothers, Theodore Santana, of Miami, and Joseph Chefnaux, of Fort Myers beach, a sister, Mrs. Al White of Frostproof; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Harvey Funeral Home. Friends may call on the Funeral Home after noon today.

FORT MYERS NEWS PRESS, AUGUST 7, 1970- Funeral Service for Elmo C. Santini, 59, of 167 Primo Drive, Fort Myers Beach, will be held Monday at 3 pm at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Father Allman officiating. Pallbearers will be: James E. Hendry, Jr., Travis Cowart, Carlton Thompson, Dave Green, and Reece Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be: Cecil Murphy, Frank Brown, Mr. Carpenter, Warren Wiltshire, N.A. Cunningham, Sheriff Flanders Thompson, Herman Hastings, and Britt Pomeroy. Interment will in in Fort Myers Cemetery.A rosary wake will be held tonight at 8 o'clock at the funeral home.

Ft. Myers News Press, Friday, Jan. 16, 1959 - Godfrey P. Santini, 64, a businessman at Fort Myers Beach since 1938, died of a heart attack yesterday noon just before an ambulance arrived to take him to a hospital.Santini became ill about 11 am and went to the home of his brother, Nicholas R. at 134 Virginia Ave. Dr. James E. Schutt was called, gave him medication and called a Fort Myers physician to arrange to have a cardiogram made at Lee Memorial Hospital. Santini succumbed when an ambulance was enroute for him. He fought overseas in World War I, was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Fort Myers and the Knights of Columbus.Santini established a business as Godfrey Santini, Realtor, a few years ago after selling Godfreys Restaurant. A commercial fisherman when a young man, he started the Kleen Fish Co. at the Beach in 1938. He also operated a garage at one time.Surviving are his wife, the former Daisy Galvin, Greenwich, Conn., daughters, Rita at Marquette University and Joan at Fort Myers High School: sons, Godfrey Jr., 13 and John, 11; brothers, Leonard and Guy F. and Nicholas, all of the Beach; and a sister, Mrs. Dennis Kelly, Fort Myers. The Santini home is at 169 San Carlos Blvd.Santini was born on Chokoloskee Island, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Tino Santini. The family moved to Miami when he was six and he received most of his education in Key West. He was active in civic affairs at the Beach. Associates in his realty business were Ralph Davis an Randolph Highbaugh. Santini became mildly ill Monday night but it was considered an attack of indigestion.Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.

Fort Myers News Press, Sunday, Nov. 27, 1983- Captain Guy F. Santini, 93, of Fort Myers Beach, died Friday. He was a life-long resident of Florida and a resident of FortMyers Bach since 1943. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Camille Smith, Bonita Springs; one son, Paul F. Santini, Fort Myers Beach; one brother, Nick Santini, Vidor, Texas; and one granddaughter, Robin Smith. The Mass of Christian Burial will be said Monday at 10:00 am at the Catholic Church of the Ascension, Fort Myers Beach with the Rev. Eugene McCarthy officiating. Local interment will follow. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Harvey Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, 20202 San Carlos Blvd. is in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News Press, Dec. 11, 1993- Hazel Spencer Santini, 77, of Fort Myers, died Dec. 9th at her home, 1824 Paul St., Ft. Myers. She was born Nov. 17, 1816 in Jacksonville, Fla. She moved to Ft. Myers when she was 11, graduating from Fort Myers High School in 1934. She attended Florida State University and was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She was married in 1935 to Joseph G. Santini who was born in Fort Myers and played football for Fort Myers High School. He preceded her in death in 1983. They moved to Key West, Fla. at the end of WWII where she retired from teaching at St. Marys Catholic Church in 1979. While a resident of Key West, she belonged to the Key West Garden Club and the DAV auxiliary. She moved back to Fort Myers in 1979 and has resided at Paul St. since that time. She belonged to the Royal Palm Garden Club in Fort Myers. She was be honored Dec.16th as a life time member of the State Counsel of Garden Clubs. She was a member of the Le County Pioneer Club and St. Cecelias Catholic Church. She is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. Sandra (George) Smith of Miramar, Fla., her children, George-Ann Smith Ely, Kevin Smith, and Barbara Smith Cochrane, and Mrs. Martha (Rod) Stants and her daughter Christy Bachman. her survivors also include the children of her deceased son, Joseph G. Santini, Jr.: Joann Santini Rodriguez of Hollywood, Fla., and Jolynn Santini or Seabrook, Texas. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Tiffany Bachman. She has six great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Cecelias Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13. Friends will be received after the service at 1824 Paul St. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Lifelink of Southwest Fla.

Ft. Myers News Press, Tuesday, August 14, 1951- Joseph Cyril Santini, 72, Fort Myers Beach commercial fisherman, died yesterday of a heart attack at a Tampa hospital were he had been taken August 4 for a lung operation. Santini was one of six * sons of a family who pioneered in the Ten Thousand Islands south of here. He was born at Chokoloskee on *June 15, 1879, and spent almost his whole life as a fisherman up to the time of his last illness. He came to Lee County in his early twenties. During his youth, he served brief periods as captain of yachts and guide boats. Members of his family said he did not miss more than 15 days of fishing in the last 50 years. Surviving are his wife*; five children, Grinnell, Elmo, Blanche, Frances, and Mrs. S. J. Johnson Jr.; 5 brothers, Nick, Victor, Leonard, Guy, and Godfrey; and six grandchildren, Kristin Johnson, Sandra, Martha, Joe, Buddy, and Genevieve Santini. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Leo Engelhardt Funeral Home. Rosary services will be held at 8 pm tomorrow at the funeral home. Corrections by submitter : One of 7 sons- first son died at age 16. Birth month is May, not June. Wife is Margaret.

Ft. Myers News Press, March 29, 1969 - Joseph G. Santini, Jr., 27, of Key West, died by drowning Sunday, March 23. The body was recovered Thursday. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.G.(Grinnell) Santini Sr. of Key West. He is survived by his wife, Juanita; twin sons*, Hector and Homer, and a daughter*, Joanne, all of Key West; his grandmother, Mrs. Morning Fouts of North Fort Myers; sisters, Mrs. Sandra Smith of Hialiah and Miss Martha Santini of Key West. A mass will be said at St. Bedes Catholic Church, Key West, at 10 am today. Graveside services will be held at 5:30 pm today in Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers, with the rev. J. Normand Hardy of the Church of the Ascension, Fort Myers Beach, officiating. Pallbearers will be: A.J. (Doc) Townley, Jr., S. J. Johnson, Jr., John Santini, Harold Santini, Mitchel Santini, and Nick Santini.

Ft.Myers, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1957 - Josephine J. Santini, 73, a resident of Fort Myers all her life, died at her home on 1615 Bessie Ave. yesterday. She was born in North Fort Myers, July 3, 1884. She was a member of the Church of Gold on Palm Beach Blvd. Surviving are a son, Harold Santini; a daughter, Mrs. Marie Colvin, Fort Myers; two brothers, Frank Brown, Fort Myers, and Jim Brown, Naples; a sister, Mrs. L. G. Price of St. Petersburg, and five grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 3 pm at the Church of Gold with Rev. Clyde Ogle officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge.

SW Florida Historical Society undated, - Lawrence C. Santini, 77, of Key Largo, a native of Lee County, died Monday, He was a lifelong commercial fisherman.Mr. Santini is survived by his wife, Shirley of Key Largo; three sons, Dr. Douglas Santini of Cape Coral, Richard Santini of Galveston, Texas, and Paul Santini of Marathon; and three step-daughters, Hollis, Donna, and Denise Adams; five grandchildren, Lawrence, Lisa, Rodney, Sadie, and Laurie Santini, and three great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Saturday at 10 am at Fort Myers Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas Anglim officiating. The family will receive on Friday from 6-7 pm at the Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd.

DR. LEO H. SANTINI - Funeral Card, Alexander Funeral Home, East Chapel, Evansville, Ind. May Jesus have mercy on the soul of Dr. Leo H. Santini Born: March 3, 1925 Died: January 22, 1983 Funeral: January 25, 1983 9 am; St. Benedict Church Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery Boonville, Indiana

Ft. Myers News Press, March 25, 1947 - Leonard Santini, 20* year old merchant marine veteran and son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Santini of Fort Myers Beach, was instantly killed yesterday when his gun went off accidentally as he stepped into a fishing boat near Everglades. The boys father was a witness to the accident.The boy had gone with his father and six or eight other boats on a fishing trip around Pavilion Key off Everglades. The group stopped at the key and young Santini took his gun and went ashore for a look around. Returning to the boat, he placed his gun aboard and then climbed in. As he did so, the gun somehow went off and the charge inflicted fatal injuries.One of Santinis best friends*, Allen Kelly, received similar fatal injuries, near Fort Myers Beach almost three months ago to the day. Santini was a member of last years Green Wave boxing team. The boy is survived by his parents, two brothers, Grinnell and Elmo Santini, and three sisters, Mrs. S. J. Johnson, and Blanche and Frances Santini. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Funeral arrangements will be in charge of Lawrence A. Powell and will be announced later. * Corrections by submitter , 19 years old at the time. Allen Kelly was cousin.

Ft. Myers News Press, June 12, 1917- DEATH OF MRS. LILLIAN SANTINI - Body will be sent to Sanibel tomorrow where burial will take place. Announcement of the death of Mrs. Lillian Santini, wife of Godfrey Santini, which occurred about 1 oclock this afternoon at the residence of Tom Williams on Cottage Street, will be received with shock by her many friends in this city. Mrs. Santinis death was most sudden, she having been in apparent good health, almost up to the time she passed away. Uremic poison was the cause of death. The deceased was a young woman with an unusually bright and happy disposition, she having a sunny smile for all, and she never seemed happier than doing some little act of kindness for her fellows.Deceased was barely 17 years of age, having been born at Sanibel, October 19, 1900. She leaves besides her husband, her father, Eugene Shannahan. The body has been taken in charge by the Carl F. Roberts Co. an will be prepared for burial by the side of her mother at Sanibel to which point.......(article copy ended)

Ft. Myers, Tuesday, Jan 16, 1962 - Mrs. Lilly V. Santini, 69, of 2168 Johnson St., died Monday. She was a lifetime resident of Fort Myers. Survivors include her husband, Lorenzo Santini, one son, Lawrence Santini, Key Largo; one brother, Basantia Armeda, Fort Myers; grandchildren, Douglas Santini, Ricky Santini, Fort Myers, and Paul Santini, Key Largo. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 am at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Rosary service will be held tonight at 7:30 pm at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.

Fort Myers News-Press June 13, 2009 Lisa Marie Santini , age 38, passed away unexpectedly on June 8 in Albany, Georgia where she has resided for the last ten years. Lisa grew up in Fort Myers and attended the Lee County Public Schools.She will be missed by her daughter, Taylor, parents Dr. Douglas Santini, Dr. Mary Santini, brother and wife, Lawrence and Lorie Santini, stepmother Vickie Santini and the many pets she so lovingly cared for. Her Aunt Helen Bartley, Aunt Margaret Dea and cousins Francesca and Vanessa Dea are also sad survivors.Lisa now joins in eternal rest her paternal and maternal grandparents and her Uncle Babe and Uncle Ricky. A private funeral service will be held at a later date.

Ft.Myers News Press, Monday, March 11, 1963 - Lorenzo Santini, 81, a resident of 1305 Johnson Street, (Fort Myers) died Sunday in Homestead. He is survived by a son, Lawrence Santini of Key Largo, and a brother, Joe Santini of Miami. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.

Fort Myers News Press, Tuesday, May 2, 1967 - Mrs. Nell Santini, 77, resident of 85 Mound Road, Fort Myers Beach, died at her residence Monday afternoon. She had lived in Lee County for the past 60 years. Survivors include her husband, Leonard Santini; one daughter, Mrs. Delores Weidman, Columbia, S.C.; cousin, Mrs. Grace Wiles; nieces, Mrs. Thalma Sweeting, Mrs. Ira Thompson, Key West, Mrs. Robert Futral, Stuart, and Mrs. Clarice Armithage, Tampa, and eight grandchildren. She was a member of the Catholic Church of the Ascension, Fort Myers Beach. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.

Fort Myers Beach Bulletin - Thursday, July 12, 1984 - Word has been received here of the death of Nicholas R. Santini, 91, the last of the famous Santini brothers who wrote their familys name into the pages of southwest Florida history with courage and industry. Mr. Santini died at Vidor, Texas on June 4, 1984, where he and his wife, Gertrude, had moved only months ago. Just before his departure for that far shore the Bulletin carried an interview  with the longtime beach resident as he sat in his yard still fashioning the fishing nets which gave him so much pleasure. Growing up just outside the present Everglades City, Nich had always enjoyed the test of the sea. His tales of the early years in this area never failed to fascinate his listeners and the Bulletins young reporter was sorry to see him ship out for a new harbor. Fort Myers Beach will never be the same again. He reported. Now that would appear to be the case, yet the Santini legend is etched deeply into Lee Countys history and that must continue after him. Nicholas is survived by his wife, Gertrude, of Vidor, and a son, Herbert C. Pope. Mr. Santini is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grand children.

Fort Myers News Press - Thursday, April 29, 1915- AGED RESIDENT PASSES AWAY NICHOLAS SANTINI SUCCUMBS TO BRIEF ILLNESS - SERVICE AT NINE A.M. FRIDAY - Nicholas (Tino) Santini, one of the oldest residents of this city, passed away at 7:15 this morning at the home of his son, Victor Santini, on Cottage Street, his death following an illness of brief duration. Mr. Santini, who was 70 years of age, was taken ill last Saturday night will visiting among relatives at Boca Grande, being brought to Fort Myers Sunday morning in a critical condition.Besides numerous relatives in Fort Myers and other Lee County points, Mrs. Santini is survived by six sons and one daughter, who are: Nicholas Jr., Guy, Leonard, Godfrey, Victor, and Cyril Santini of Fort Myers and Boca Grande, and Mrs. Olive Kelly of Key West. Funeral services and mass will be held at 9 oclock Friday morning at St. Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Father Latiolias officiating. The Carl F. Roberts Co. conducted the funeral.

Ft. Myers News Press, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1978- Naples - Norman F. Santini, 67, or 64 Buttonwood Lane, died Monday. He had been of resident of Naples since 1946, coming from Fort Myers, where he was born. Since 1949, he was active in catching, training, and selling porpoises for sea aquariums around the world. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Elks Club, BPOE Lodge 2010 of Naples, and the Pioneer Club of Fort Myers. He is survived by his wife, Wilma of Naples; four sons, Donald, Michael, and Pat all of Naples, and Robert in South Carolina; and two brothers, Milton Santini of Marco island and Leo Santini of Evansville, Ind. Funeral will be Friday at 3 pm at the Earl G. Hodges Funeral Chapel, with Monte Seidel, branch president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latte Day Saints, officiating.

Fort Myers News Press, Oct. 4, 1959 Naples, Oct.3 - Funeral Services will be held Monday morning for Airman 3rd Class Paul Stanton Santini of Naples who died in the Lackland Air Force Base Hospital at San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 29. Santini, 20, was a Naples high School 1957 graduate. He is survived by his father, Norman Santini, Naples; his mother, Elsie Smith, Tampa; a brother, Donald Santini, serving in Hawaii with the Air Force; three half-brothers, Richard, Michael, and Patrick, Naples; a grandmother, Bessie Gentry, Fort Myers; and a grandfather, Victor Santini, Tavenier. Rosary services will be conducted Sunday at 7:30 pm at the Pittman Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Monday morning at 11 am at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. John Osxajca, officiating. Interment will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens with full military honors accorded by an honor guard from Homestead Air Force base. Pallbearers will include Laban Lebuff, Charles Lebuff, Richard Beatty, Joseph Hunter, Dale Lyon, and Ray Smith. Friends may call at the Pittman Home Sunday from 2 - 9 pm.

Ft. Myers, Thursday, March 25, 1954 - Phillip Bernard Santini, 81, a resident of Fort Myers for 70 years until he moved to Miami in 1946, died at Miami, Wednesday. he was a boat captain and fishing guide here. He was a guide for the late Thomas A. Edison for many years. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Santini; a son, Harold P. Santini; a daughter, Mrs. Marie J. Colvin, all of Fort Myers; two brothers, Lorenzo Santini, Fort Myers, and Joseph Santini, Miami; three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Chefaneux, Mrs. Angela Botts, and Mrs. Rosina Sawyer, all of Miami; and several grandchildren. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt.

Ft. Myers News Press, Sunday, Nov. 7, 1982, Philip Harold Santini, 69, of 4394 McCormick Street, died Friday, He was a life-time resident of Fort Myers.He is survived by his wife Ruth Eleanor Santini; two sons, Mitch Santini of Orange, CA., and Joseph Santini of Fort Myers; two daughters, Beth Bronson of Saudi Arabia, and Cynthia Erickson of Orange, CA., a sister Marie Gilleon of Fort Myers, and four grandchildren.Funeral services will be conducted Monday, at 10 am, from the chapel of the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, with Rev. Harmom Roberts of the Marsh Avenue Church of God and Rev. Mark Little of the Calvary Temple Assembly of God, officiating.Burial will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5-7 pm. Pallbearers will be Dawson C. McDaniels, Rick Nielson, Alan Daniels, Tim Powers, Raymond Martin, and Bill Mott. Honorary bearers will be Dawson McDaniels, Willard Osborn, Delbert Osborn, Ned Carde?, Herman Hastings, Jewel Mott, S.J. Johnson, and Maylon Hetrick.

Phillipe Armand Santini, Diary of Adolphus Santini, Chokoloskee, Florida: 25 October 1882 Note: Adolphus and Tino were sons of Phillipe. These families were living on Chokoloskee Island at the time of these diary entries. Saturday, October 21, 1882: Father took sick. October 22-24 entries: Father still sick. Wednesday, October 25, 1882: Father died at half past four this afternoon. Thursday, October 26, 1882: Made a coffin and buried father. Hired Davis and Elbeck to dig the grave. Additional information: Phillipe was born in 1804 in Tomino, Corsica. Phillipe and Mary Santini had six children: Alonzo P., Adolphus P., Santino Nicholas (Tino), Mary Magdalene, Mary Margaret (Dorinda), and Mary Angela.

Fort Myers News-Press, 8 Apr 2006 -- Ruth Eleanor McIntire Pagh Santini passed away Sunday, April 2, 2006, after a brief illness. She was born April 19, 1916, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, to Ernest and Ruby McIntire. Her family moved to Florida in 1924, and she graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1934. She was married to the late Lt. Col. William S. Pagh, of Fort Myers, and subsequently the late Philip Harold Santini, of Fort Myers. She was preceded in death by her sisters, June McIntire Arnold and Phyllis McIntire Byrd. She is survived by her sister, Barbara McIntire Smith, of Fort Myers, four children, Beth Bronson, of Dallas, Texas, Cynthia Santini Erickson, Mitch Santini and Joseph Santini, of Fort Myers, eight grandchildren, Lindsey Wehner, Amy Alderdice and William Bronson, Dallas, Texas, and Tait Erickson, Philip, Nicole, Nicholas and Kelsy Santini, all of Fort Myers. She leaves nine great-grandchildren, Tyler, Tory and Stephanie Wehner, Aaron and Alexandra Alderdice, and Griffin, Ashton, Emma and Olivia Bronson, of Dallas, Texas. Final arrangements are by the National Cremation Society with inurnment at Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers.

Ft. Myers News Press, Tuesday, May 2, 1967 - Victor M. Santini, 84, died Saturday at Marathon. He was a resident of Fort Myers Beach until recently. He is survived by three sons, Leo of Evansville, Ind., Norman of Naples and Milton of Marathon; three brothers, Leonard, Nick and Guy of Fort Myers Beach, and a sister, Mrs. Dennis Kelly of Fort Myers; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rosary service will be said at 7:30 pm today at the Martin-Vrague Funeral Home in Marathon. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Cemetery, Homestead, on Wednesday.
   Carmen M Santoni passed away April 26, 2012. A gathering will be held 6 - 9pm, April 30, 2012, at Ebenezer Pentacostal Church in Fort Myers. Funeral services will begin 10am the following day, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park.

The News-Press on October 14, 2009--Maria A. Santos, 88, of Lehigh Acres died Sunday October 11. Maria was born in Comerio, Puerto Rico on June 27, 1921. She graduated from Pedro Notiz High School in 1938 and came to New York in 1939. Maria was the first Puerto Rican woman principal in the Bronx, working for the Board of Education. In 1971, she was listed in the "Who's Who" book and was interviewed by talk show host Geraldo Riviera. In 1987, Maria retired from teaching after 36 years, moving to Florida in 1990. She is survived by her beloved husband of 69 years, Carmelo, loving children, Carmel Santos Jr. and his wife Lydia, Rosemary Bolla and her husband James, 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 11 brothers and sisters. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday October 17 at 10:00 Am at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Interment to follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM and Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd 82.

St Petersburg Times, October 18, 2007 - Bill M. Sapp, passed away on Oct. 12 at the age of 92. Born Dec. 23, 1914, in Ft. Myers, FL, to the late Ira Sapp and Eunice Sapp Raymond, he was a third generation Floridian. He met and married his beautiful wife Marguerite Collins, of Sebring when, as a U.S. Army reservist, he was stationed in Avon Park and she was working in the county tax collector's office. She predeceased him earlier this year. Sapp had a distinguished military career, joining the Army at age 17 during the height of the Depression. He spent three years as a rodman on an Army mapmaking survey crew. During World War II, he participated in 18 beach assault landings in the Pacific Theater. He served two decades with the U.S. Air Force and rose in rank from private to chief warrant officer. He ran ground survey crews around the world that helped the military map the uncharted wilderness. From the tropical jungles of Brazil to the frozen tundra of Greenland, throughout the South Pacific's tropical islands to the deserts of Ethiopia and Somalia, Sapp's crews often set up electronic ground stations-lugged by hand, boat, donkey or camel-on craggy mountain peaks. He was extremely modest about his military accomplishments and the dangers he encountered. Sapp was an avid horticulturist. He received his early vocational experience working for Thomas Alva Edison as a field hand on his estate. His love of plants was enhanced by his military travels where he saw indigenous vegetation. When he retired from the Air Force after 31 years, he obtained a horticulture degree from Pinellas Vocational Technical Institute and joined the Pinellas Park Department as the county's horticulturist. His legacy is the thousands of trees and plants in the county's parks and roadways. He was particularly committed to creating parks that visually impaired individuals could enjoy and emphasized the use of plants that could be distinguished by smell. He also believed in using native plants for landscaping. Sapp was also an avid traveler. He and his wife worked for the major cruise lines; she as the social director and he as a casino blackjack dealer. They were bridge enthusiasts and he played daily achieving Life Master ranking. He was an expert poker player and even four months before his death, he was playing several times a week at St. Petersburg's Derby Lane. The southern gentleman was always elegantly attired. He enjoyed entertaining family and friends and being updated with loved ones' news and events. He is survived by his sister Mary Ann Solomon, Ft. Myers; his sister-in-law Ruth Sapp, Miami; his nephews Larry Sapp, Blairsville, GA, Edward Sapp, Gainesville, Ronald E. Solomon, Ft. Lauderdale; and his cousins Julia Pearl Keene and Arthur (Junior) Barron, both of Ft. Myers, and Jewel Yeomans McDowell, Bradenton. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, 693 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater, at 10:30 am. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS), 241 18th Street South, Ste. 202, Arlington, VA 22202, or the National Kidney Foundation, 1040 Woodcock Road, Ste. 119, Orlando, FL 32803. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Belcher Road Chapel 727-562-2070

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, April 20, 2007--Birdie M. Sapp, 68, Of Buckingham passed away Thursday. She was a resident for the past 56 years formally of Ohio. She is survived by her daughters, Melanie (Donnie) Fewell, & Melissa (Chris) Dean; sons, Perry Sapp, Rick (Margaret) Sapp, grandson Byron Sapp, great grandson Hunter Sapp, brothers Tom & Marion Santin, sister April Richardson. Funeral Service 2:00PM Monday April 23, 2007 at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 12777 State Road 82. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 334-4880

Blanche Lucille Sapp, age 86, of Lake Placid, passed away June 26, 2010 in Lake Placid. She was born June 1, 1924 in LaBelle, the daughter of the late George Raleigh and Sarah Wall (Altman) Dyess. She was a lifelong resident of Hendry, Glades and Highlands Counties. Her family is a Pioneer Family of Hendry County. Blanche was a lifelong member of the Church of God. Survivors include four sons: Glenn (Wanda) Sapp of Lake Placid, Harvey (Elizabeth) Sapp of Palmdale, Raleigh (Angie) Sapp of Doctors Inlet and Gator (Evelyn) Sapp of Palmdale, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Eddie Sapp, Grandson, Joe Sapp Funeral services will be held Wed. June 30, 2010, 10:00 am at Ortona Cemetery Pavilion, 12870 W. SR 78, Moore Haven with Pastor W.T. Maddox Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Ortona Cemetery, Ortona. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Harold Sapp

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, August 1, 1937 - Ira Sapp, 49, widely-known furniture dealer, died yesterday from a heart ailment after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eunice Sapp; two sons, Howard and Bill; a daughter, Miss Mary A. Sapp and a grandson, Larry D. Sapp. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the residence on Hendry street with the Rev. E. B. Evans officiating. Pallbearers will be Walton Gilliam, O. d. Garner, R. V. Lee, Dewitt Farabee, Wiliam Shiver, John Fohl and Supt. Harry F. Hendry. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Sapp came to Fort Myers 35 years ago as a young man. for more than 15 years he was engaged inthe furniture business here. He was a member of the Baptist church and of the Masonic order.

Fort Myers News-Press Nov 25, 2003 After an extended illness, Ft. Myers, Florida pioneer, Sara Hattaway Sapp, died November 23, 2003 at the Hope Hospice House in Ft. Myers. Born in Milan, Georgia, on October 24, 1915, Sara was the daughter of Harvey Walker Hattaway and Eulalia Clark Hattaway Cannon and the stepdaughter of James A. Cannon, Sr. She moved with her grandparents, John M. and Mattilu Clark, her mother, sister, Lalai and extended family to Ft. Myers in 1924. Sara was graduated from Ft. Myers High School in 1933, and Florida Southern College in 1936. She taught at Gwynne Institute elementary school from 1936 to 1941. Sara married James Austin Sapp on July 4, 1937. She helped James and son, Jim in the family business Tice Foodway, Tice, Florida, until illness forced her to retire in 1994. James preceded her in death on September 1, 1995. She is survived by four children, Lali Hamric (Curtis), Lee O'Hare, (Russell), Lyn Atherton, (Brooks) and James Medford Sapp (Roxanne). In addition to her children, she is survived by her grandchildren, Cynthia Fetterhoff (Charles) Chris Aloia, (Iris), Gary DeVore, (Kelli) Kim Dean (Brian) and Ginny Sapp; several step grandchildren, several great and step great grandchildren, her devoted, loving sister and best friend, Lalai Stout, Aunt Margaret Clark Bartleson, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Since 1997, Sara resided at HealthPark Care Center, where she was loved and watched over by her extended family there, among those she leaves there, who were primary to her needs are Carol Nicotra, LPN Supervisor, Mary (Esther) Battle, FiFi Berluis and her roommate, Gloria McCarty. During her lifetime, Sara was an active member of the community. She belonged to the First Baptist Church in Ft. Myers where she was a past president of the Women's Missionary Union, taught Sunday and Bible School, the Girl's Auxiliary, and directed the Cradle Roll and Nursery Department for many years. She was on the Flower Committee of the church, which created all the floral arrangements for the various church services and events. She was a charter member and past officer of the Ft. Myers Collector's Club, Edison Garden Club, Ft. Myers Community Club, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She taught Junior Garden Club for many years as well as serving as a substitute teacher for the Lee County School System. Sara and James were members of the Royal Palm Yacht and the Cypress Lake Country Clubs. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the First Baptist Church, 1735 Jackson Street, Ft. Myers, FL. 33901, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, P.O. Box 9326, Ft. Myers, FL. 33902 or Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL. 33908. Rev. William Smith, Pastor, will facilitate a memorial service at the First Baptist Church on Second Street in Ft. Myers at 11:00 AM on November 26, 2003. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Monday, October 11, 1999 - Mrs. Sarah Tooke Sapp of Fort Myers, FL, and Franklin, NC, died Friday morning, September 24, 1999, in Atlanta, GA, at the home of her daughter, Tomi. Sarah was a direct descendant of Captain Manuel A. Gonzalez, first settler of Fort Myers, and the daughter of Charlton Taylor Tooke and Hazel Irene Morris. She had two brothers, Charlton Taylor Tooke III (Bud), and the late Joseph Clyatt Tooke (Joe). During her early life, she was active as a dancer, performing locally and for private residents such as Ms. Jetty Burroughs of the famed Burroughs typewriter family. After graduation from Fort Myers High School, she worked briefly at the courthouse before meeting and marrying Clifton Sapp. They had three children: Tomi Irene, David Clifton, and Alan Kimberly. As a parent, Sarah was active in the PTA and volunteered for the American Cancer Society. She was also a life-long member of the Pioneer Club of Fort Myers. After the death of her husband, she built a home in Franklin, NC. The community where she lived provided many dear friendships and an opportunity through her new social life to reconnect with her love of dancing. She will be remembered always for her love and knowledge of nature, native flowering plants and birds, and the knowledge and passion for it that she passed along. Her daughter, two sons, a brother, five nieces, two nephews, three sisters-in-law, a daughter-in-law, three aunts, several cousins, and four grandchildren survive her. The family wishes to thank Peachtree Hospice in Atlanta for all their incredible support for Sarah and her two familial caretakers during a very desperate time. A memorial service will be held Monday, November 1, 1999, at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916. The family requests memorial donations to be sent to any nature foundation or to the following: Hospice Preferred Choice Fndn. (Peachtree Hospice) 3600 DeKalb Technology Parkway Atlanta, GA 30340 Hope Hospice 9470 Health Park Circle Fort Myers, FL 33908 Reach, Inc. Franklin, NC (a shelter for raped and/or battered women and children)

Fort Myers News-Press, 3 Nov 2005-- Thelma Faye Sapp went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 20, at the age of 93. She was a life long resident of Buckingham and a member of Morningstar Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Sapp and son, Harold Eugene Sapp. She has four surviving children; Hilton Sapp, Herbert Sapp, Audrey Sapp Solomon (George), and Harvey Jack Sapp (Fred Griffith) all of Buckingham. There are fourteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She had many, many friends and acquaintances. She was known and loved by all who crossed her path. Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 4 from 5-7 PM at Lee Memorial Park. Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 5 at Morningstar Baptist Church (formerly Russell Park) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Wayne Beeler officiating. Entombment will follow the service at Lee Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Harold Solomon, Tim Solomon, Terry Solomon, Joshua Hanchey, T.J. Weinstock, Joshua Solomon, Curtis Solomon, Perry Sapp and Rick Sapp.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 4, 1946 - Funeral services for Mrs. Tommy Z. Sapp, who died at her home Tuesday morning, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock in the chapel of Lawrence A. Powell with the Rev. J. B. Culpepper officiating. The following will act as pallbearers: Active, Roy McDaniels, Leon D. Smith, Gene Odom, W. H. Briggs, A. P. Byrd and Roy Cochran. Honorary, Grover C. Gatlin, L. H. Furen, Godfrey Lawrence, James O. Connor, Glenn Gibson. O. T. Tuttle, W. R. Hauser, Norman V. Joy, Jacks Harvey and C. H. Collins. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 28 - March 1, 2014 - Rose Maria (Carrera) Saracino, 81, passed away on February 26, 2014 in Cape Coral, Fl. Formerly of Hicksville, N.Y., beloved wife of Gabriel Saracino, daughter of Paul and Cristina Carrera. Together Rose and her husband had 2 children, Christina (Peter) Froehlich, and Anthony (Terri) Saracino. She leaves behind also 6 grandchildren, Kristen, Alyssa, Leeanne, Jennifer, Anthony and Gina. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday March 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Katharine Drexel Church. Entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday (Today) from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral.

  Fort Myers News-Press,  October 24, 2010 - Arnold L. Sarlo, 79 of Fort Myers died Friday, October 22, 2010. A Florida native, Arnold had lived his entire life in Fort Myers. His father started a manufacturing business in 1935 and Arnold who started working as an apprentice, kept the family tradition and became Chairman with his sons being involved in daily operations with him. This high wheel mower and trimmer manufacturing business grew under his leadership and are shipped world wide.Attending St Francis Xavier school in its first year and after graduating from Ft Myers High School 1949, Arnold served with Honors in the U.S. Army's 773AAA Division in the Korean War. He belonged to and was active at St. Cecilia's Catholic Community as a Eucharistic Minister. He has always had a strong interest in the Edison-Ford Estates and as a Boy Scout in 1947, was a guide in the first public walk through of the estate. This historical attraction led him to the Ford Museum in Greenfield Village in Detroit, many times, where he eventually was asked to join the Henry Ford Heritage Association. As a member of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation since 1984, Arnold has held a number of positions including President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Board, and has been instrumental in the Foundation's growth.Arnold felt it was important to give back to his community. Arnold was President of the Lee County Pioneer Club, Inc, Director and Founding Board member of the Edison-Ford Foundation, Director of the Fort Myers Historical Museum Foundation, Director and past President of the Historical Museum of Fort Myers, Past President of the Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Community of 100, Past Chairman of Traffic Bureau, Past Chairman of Harborside Convention Center, Past Director of Barnett Bank, 3rd degree, Past Grand Knight and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, school board member of St. Francis Xavier School as well as Bishop Verot High School and founding director of Father Anglim Academy.Surviving are his loving wife, Helen, his children, Laura Jackson, Tony (Eloise) Sarlo, Joseph (Susan) Sarlo, and LaDonna (Larry) Barnard, sister, Roxanne Dickey, brother Anthony Sarlo, and grandchildren, Lauren, Amy, Jarred, Mark and Christy, Margo, Michael, Adam, Ashley, Kevin and Bryant.Mass of Christian Burial be held Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:00 AM at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Friends may call at the Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive on Tuesday from 6-8 PM.In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to St. Cecilia's Catholic Community , 5632 Sunrise Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33919
    Fort Myers News-Press, Sunday, September. 25, 1932 - John Stephen Sargent, 86, Estero writer and member of the Koreshan Unity, died there Thursday afternoon. He had lived in Estero for 38 years and had been a member of the Unity for 40, contributing regularly to the Estero Eagle and Flaming Sword. Mr. Sargent is survived by three daughters and three sons, Paul T. Sargent, Mrs. Opal Hodges and John Sargent of Charleston, Ill., Mrs. Coral T. Keen and Samuel Sargent, Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Pearl Cox of Charleston, who has been attending her father.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 14, 2014 - Mary Kay (Zonzolia) Saso was born on March 16, 1947 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to her parents Philip and Evelyn (Knight) Zonzolia and lost her courageous battle to cancer on February 12, 2014 in Cape Coral, FL. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Ronald Saso; sons Benjamin Saso and Anthony (Lisa) Saso; daughter Nicole (Jeffrey) Shuker; daughter in law BJ Catalano; grandchildren Deanna Dietrich, Marissa Saso, Spencer Saso, Anthony "AJ" Saso, Jack Shuker, Cole Shuker, Briana Catalano; great grandchildren Angel "Tre" and Cameron; and many of her Chicago-Florida family and friends who will miss her dearly. Mary Kay's passions in life were her family and cooking. She always put everyone else before her self. The impact that she has left behind will always be cherished by her many friends and family. She is the true definition behind "SASO STRONG!" A Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home from 4-7 PM. A Celebration of her life will begin at 10 AM on February 17, 2014. Burial will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Hope Hospice; 9470 Health Park Cir., Ft. Myers, FL 33908. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view Mary's Life Tribute and leave the family a condolence.
    Fort Myers Press, November 23, 1923 - The funeral of Charles. H. Satchell, who died early yesterday morning, was held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the home, 416 Hoople St. The Rev. J. A. Ansley, pastor of the First Baptist Church, conducted the services. Burial took place in the Fort Myers Cemetery.

  Miami Herald Tribune, December 27, 2006 - Harold C. "Hal" Satchell, 84, longtime resident of Hollywood passed into the hands of the Lord on 12/22/06 at the age of 84. He was a 1941 graduate of Fort Myers Senior High, Fort Myers, Florida. A graduate of UF law school in 1950, he began his banking career in Phoenix, AZ and moved to Hollywood in 1954 to start the Trust Dept at First Nat'l Bank of Hollywood where he rose to President until 1984. During that time Hal was very active in community affairs and in 1967 was instrumental in funding the Albert E. and Birdie W. Einstein Fund, Inc. His compassion, understanding and foresight formed the philosophies of the Funds giving policies today. Serving on the Einstein Board is an honor when you see the tremendous good the Einstein Legacy has created. To be entrusted with this honor and to pass it on to others left Hal with a great sense of accomplishment. He was so proud of this appointment and took it very seriously. The present Einstein Board will truly miss him and the Fund will go on in perpetuity. While a passionate tennis player, himself, he took great pride in bringing to David Park professional tennis in 1967 with World Ranked Tennis Players Pancho Gonzalez and Rod Laver among others, paving the way for the Lipton and now NASDAQ Tennis Tournaments. Hal was a loving father and grandfather who lived a good life, who valued integrity and believed in doing what was right. Hal is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Maxine Satchell, daughter Melloe Nash (Brad), sons Craig, Deven (Maria), and Tayman Satchell. Loving sister Betty Jean Graham, and by his grandchildren, Brittney Runnion (Andrew), Megan Nash, Brandon Nash, Dylan, Brett, and Shannon Satchell. His sister Audrey and two sons, Garth and Brett predeceased him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eternal Home Ministries, 4231 DeSoto Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33905, a Christian transitional center for men and women who are homeless and/ or suffering from substance abuse. Visitation will be held Thursday, 500pm - 800pm at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held Friday, 1100am at Sheridan Hills Baptist Church, 3751 Sheridan St., Hollywood. On-line condolences to www.fredhunters.com. Fred Hunter Funeral Home 6301 Taft Street Hollywood, FL 33024 (954) 989-1550 To visit this Guest Book Online, go to www.MiamiHerald.com/obituaries.
    Caloosa Belle - Juan Sauceda, age 63, of Immokalee, passed away May 2, 2005, in Immokalee. He was born May 23, 1941, in McAllen, Texas. He was a former, longtime resident of LaBelle and lived in Immokalee for the past 20 years.Survivors include his children: Sylvia Lambert of LaBelle, Erasmo Sauceda of Immokalee, Ismael Sauceda of LaBelle, Susana Sauceda of LaBelle, Juan Sauccda Jr. of Lehigh Acres and Agustina Sauceda of Immokalee, siblings: Eva Ochoa of McAllen, Tex., Leonor Cantu of Pharr, Tex. and Narcisco Sauceda of Flint, Mich., five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter Maria Sandra Sauceda.Funeral Services were held May 7 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in LaBelle with Father Jiobani Batista officiating. Interment followed at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle.Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle, Florida.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 14, 2010 - Our precious mother, Joyce Mitchell Sauls, passed away unexpectedly on June 11, 2010. She was born on September 29, 1926 in Raleigh, NC, the daughter of JM and Portia Mitchell. She graduated from high school in Fuquay Springs, NC and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Greensboro College. She married Harold Sauls and they had 55 wonderful years together. (He had won her heart when he showed up with five puppies in his four suit coat pockets.)Joyce taught seventh grade until the birth of her first child. She and her growing family moved to Fort Myers in 1957. Joyce and Harold hosted square dances three nights a week for nineteen years. Joyce was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century, and Royal Order of the Magna Charta Barons and Dames. Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Harold Sauls. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her daughter, Jennifer Lemmons, sons, Timothy, Michael (Lynn), and Toby (Sandi), sister, Portia Newman, brothers Wallace (Jean, deceased), Buford (Carolina), and Joseph (Nersa) Mitchell, grandchildren Portia, Shannon, Frank, Jr. and Casey Lemmons, and David Perch, and many nieces and nephews. A service celebrating her life will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd. Donations may be made to theAmerican Heart Association .
       Fort Myers News-Press, 20 Jun 2005 - Ralph Harold Sauls, 78, of Ft. Myers died June 18, 2005, he was born in North Carolina a son of the late Ralph Brantley and Linda Vivian (Smith) Sauls. Harold served in the U. S. Navy during WW II, he attended Campbell Colllege, Wake Forest College, FL, Atlantic University University of South Florida he received his B.A. and M.A. education specialist degree. He moved to the local area in 1957 and worked for the Lee County School Board as a teacher of geography at Ft. Myers Junior High for 10 years before becoming the principal at Edgewood Elementary School for 20 years. He was the square dance caller for The Swingers Square Dance Club for 29 years, he was a memeber of Masonic Lodge #258 and the Scottish Rite, he was a master gardener a man for all season he could do anything. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and attended First Assembly of God. Mr Sauls is survived by his wife of 55 years Joyce Vann Mitchell Sauls, his children Jennifer McPhail Sauls Lemmons, of CA, Timothy David Sauls, of Cape Coral, Michael Lee Sauls of VA, Toby Scott Sauls of Ft. Myers, his grandchildren Portia Lemmons, Shannon Lemmons, Frank Lemmons, Jr., Casey Lemmons, David Perch, his sister JJulia Sauls Wells of NC. Entombment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, 30 May 2005 -- Janet Saunders, age 71, of Land O' Lakes died at her home on Saturday, May 28, 2005. She was born in Youngstown, OH and move to Tampa in 1952. Janet was a well known business women in several communities for many years. She at one time owned a Window Company in Tampa, Williams Co. of Tampa, Inc., AAA Aluminum Stamping, Inc. in Ft. Myers and Williams Co.,/Door Division in Sanford, FL. Janet was voted Business Women of the Year in Tampa in 1981. Throughout her many years in the business world she touched the lives of many people. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She is survived by her husband Captain Andrew Saunders; three daughters, Vicki LePree (Captain Michael), of Lake Placid, Diane Zanella (Dr. Thomas), of St. Petersburg and Nancy Nigro (Bob) of Tampa, one brother Don E. Williams of Ft. Myers, eight grandchildren; Tiffany, Crystal, Kyle, Stephanie, De Anna, Corinne, Carley & Cokee. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 10 AM on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, 5103 N. Central Ave. in Tampa.

      Fort Myers News Press, August 3, 2012 - Bryan J. Savage" age 68, a well known general contractor and developer in Lee County died July 27, 2012 after a gallant battle with cancer. Bryan left behind his loving wife Cynthia Pledger Savage, Mother Betty Pelas Savage, father John Savage, sister Sharon F. Savage, predeceased brother Joel Savage Nephew's - Sean Savage, Michael Sanders, Matthew Pledger, Blake Pledger, Clayton Niedermeyer, Nieces- Deni Treigle, Cydney Niedermeyer, Carly Niedermeyer. As well as his 5 dogs he loved dearly.Bryan was born on May 26, 1944 in New Orleans LA, shortly after birth moving to his life long residency in Florida. He lived in Gainesville, Arcadia, Wachula, and later moving to Fort Myers in 1953 where he lived until his death. He attended St. Frances School and graduated from Fort Myers High School. He served in the Army Military Police in Vietnam during Tiet and was twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal.He loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. His dock was always open for the neighborhood kids to fish. He was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, and he shared his knowledge of guns and gun safety with all of his nephews. Bryan was a rock solid good man who lived his life while exuding generosity, strength, guidance and honesty to all who met and knew him. He had a kind heart and always looked to lend a helping hand. Bryan will be missed by all who knew him.According to his wishes there will be no services.

  Fort Myers News Press, May 11 2004 - Joel James Savage passed away May 8, 2004, at Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. Cremation will occur. He was born in New Orleans, LA July 10, 1947 and thereafter was a lifelong resident of Florida. He graduated from Fort Myers High School and served in the U.S. Army in Korea. In recent years, he resided in Pensacola. He is survived by his parents, John and Betty Savage, of Fort Myers; a brother, Bryan J. Savage and sister, Sharon F. Savage, both of Fort Myers; a son Sean Savage of Fort Myers, and one grandchild.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 10, 1933--Mrs. Harry B. Sawyer, 69 years old, winter visitor at Lake Wales, died late yesterday at the Lee Memorial hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Sawyer, whose northern home is at Bath, Maine, came here Monday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Ike Shaw, old friends. She was stricken that day and underwent an emergency operation Tuesday. Her husband and a daughter survive, Mrs. Walter Brennan of Augusta, Maine, both of whom were here. The body, in charge of L. W. Engelhardt & Son, will be sent to Bath late today for burial.
    Fort Myers News-Press Nov 26, 2008 Peter P. Sbarra, 76, of Cape Coral passed away on November 22, 2008. He was born on Dec. 25, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY, a son of the late John and Marie Sbarra. After retirement from the New York City Police Dept. he became a longtime resident of Cape Coral for the past 32 years.Peter is survived by his children, Vicki and husband Doug Santini, Peter Sbarra, Linda Pidkameny and her husband Harry, and Michael Sbarra and his wife Tina. Also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, Thomas and Adrienne Patton, Sean and Tabitha Pidkameny, Shane Manson, Noel, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Meghan and Tyler Sbarra; 2 great-grandchildren, Kyle and Logan Patton. His life so blessed and a heart so deeply loved. You will be sadly missed by all who love you as father, grandfather and most of all a true friend.A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, Nov. 28, 2008 at 2:30 PM at St. Katharine Catholic Church in Cape Coral. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:15-2:15 PM at Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.

    Fort Myers News-Press, January 3, 2012 - Peggy Ann Moore Scarpino was born January 23, 1931 outside of Panama City, Florida. She graduated from Ft. Myers High School in 1949. She attended the nursing program at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. In 1952, she graduated as a Registered Nurse. She worked and retired from Lee Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Scarpino also worked as a realtor with Rawlings Realty for several years. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 40 years, William G. Scarpino of West Jefferson, NC. Daughters Penny Johnson Honc (Kenneth) of Bokeelia, FL; Robin Johnson Howell of Clewiston, FL; Sidney T. Weber of Port St. Lucie, FL; and Carla Runner of Cape Coral, FL. One son, William M. Scarpino (Anne) of Carmel, IN. Twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews and an array of special friends. Peggy enjoyed life and was a member of the Garden Club; Bridge Clubs; Friends of the Library; Democratic Club; Red Hats; and the Ladies of the VFW Auxiliary. For the past 30 years she resided in Ashe County, NC but enjoyed frequent visits to Ft. Myers and Pine Island. On Sept. 29, 2011, Peggy lost her battle with lung cancer. Friends are welcome to join the family at a memorial service on Sat, Jan. 14, 2011 to celebrate her life. The service will begin at 11:00am and will be held at All Soul's Episcopal Church located at 14640 No. Cleveland Avenue, N. Ft. Myers, FL. Reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Peggy Scarpino's name to either: Parish of the Holy Communion, PO Box 177, Glendale Springs, NC 28629 or High Country Hospice, PO Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640

Fort Myers News-Press, April 25, 2013 - Andrew "Andy" Charles Scaturro age 81 of Acworth, GA., formerly of Ft. Myers Beach, passed away on April 22, 2013. Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Saturday, April 27, 2013 from the chapel of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw, GA. He graduated from Ft. Myers Senior High School, in 1949, and was a Lee County Pioneer. Andrew was preceded in death by his parents, Sal and Jo Scaturro. He graduated from Florida Southern College, with a B.S. degree in 1958. Andrew was a Theta Chi. He served in the U.S.Army, as a paratrooper, from 1950-53 with the 11th Airborne Division, and the 1st Special Forces Group Airborne from 1964-67. Andrew lived for many years in Tampa, FL., and then moved to Atlanta, GA. in 1970. He attended John Marshall University where he obtained a LLB. law degree. Andrew worked for many years for Life of Georgia Insurance, in their home office in Atlanta, till he retired. He was a member with the VFW , DAV and the VVA. Mr. Scaturro is survived by his sons, Jeff Scaturro, Andrew Scaturro, Michael Scaturro; daughters, Barbara Linder, Jodi Scaturro; sister, Martha Williams; and 11 grandchildren. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 1pm until 2pm at the funeral home. Mr. Scaturro will be laid to rest in the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:00am.

      Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 6 2005-- Viola M. Scelfo, 94, of Ft. Myers died February 3, 2005, she was born in Chicago, IL, a daughter of the late John A. and Agnes Snyder, she worked for the telephone company for many years and moved to the local area from Chicago in 1960, she and her late husband Anthony started Tovi's Pet Cemetery and she ran the cemetery with her husband, two sons and daughter for over 35 years before closing it in 1999. Mrs. Scelfo is survived by her son William of Ft. Myers, her sister Gladys of OK, her granddaughter Angie Koff of Labelle and her 5 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Anthony in 1980 her son William and her daughter Shirley. A funeral service will be conducted in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Monday at 11 AM., a visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 to 11 AM. Entombment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press 6 Nov 2007 Harriett Jean Schafer died unexpectedly November 3, 2007. She was born February 5, 1930 in New Castle, IN to Harry F. and Ida Gladys Tape. The family moved to Illinois when she was a small child and there she spent her childhood and a good part of her adult years. She graduated from East Peoria Community High School. After graduation she was employed by Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 18 years and became the executive secretary to the plant manager. She left there in 1970 to marry her beloved husband, Harold M. (Ham) Schafer, who passed in 1997. In 1972 they decided Florida was where they wanted to retire and ultimately they did.Those left to cherish her with fond memories are sister, Eileen F. Sutton (Larry) of Fort Myers, FL; brother, Paul E. Tape (Teresa, deceased), Bellview, FL; stepson, Michael Schafer (Eileen) of Glenview, IL; stepdaughter, Leola Bitkoff (Stewart) of Bartonsville, PA; stepdaughter, Teresa Eckman (Dennis) of Houston, TX. Her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews will also mourn her passing as she considered them all to be "her kids" and loved them dearly. Mark A. Sutton, Scott D. Sutton (Luanne), Shea, Spencer, Sara and Silas; Michelle Sutton DiGiacomo (David), Megan, Lindsay and Ellie; Paul E. Tape, Jr. (Kelly) Paul I, Haley and newborn, Raymond Tape, Ian; Alice Tigue (Gerry), Stacey, Chase and Chance Carter; Douglas Johnson (Margo) Jennifer, Julie and Jodie; Steve Schafer (Laura), Samantha, Peyton and Carleigh; Brian Schafer (Jeannie) Patrick, Brendon, Thomas, John (deceased); Cathy Schafer Ryan (Kevin), Kelly, Maggie, and Brennan; Dave Schafer (Denise) Madeline; Dan Schafer (Dennise) Marian; Holly Flannagan ( Greg) Abby, Emily and Caity and Melody Bitkoff; Marci Eckman Anderson (Eric), Dakota and Kane; Chris Eckman (Katie) Shane and Gabriel.Her sister Mary Ann Johnson preceded her in death in 2006. She also left at home two precious puppies, Buffy and Barney, who will continue to be loved and cherished.Harriett lived a busy life from shepherding kids to swim practice, to becoming the deviled-egg expert in the family, to maintaining the flowers and plants in her yard. She was a very caring person, always there to lend an ear or hand. She and Ham were active in the Royal Palm Yacht Club for several years, both in boating, bowling, and special events. Many will sorely miss her compassionate and loving nature. Visitation will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, November 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 8th at 10:00 a.m. at the same location.Harriett loved flowers and they would be greatly appreciated, however donations can be made in her honor to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.
        Fort Myers News-Press, May 25, 1942 - John Davis Schell, 81-year-old Lee County pioneer, died yesterday at his residence at Olga. Funeral services will be conducted at 5 o'clock this afternoon in the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. Joseph Barton officiating. Interment will follow in the Fort Meyrs Cemetery. Pall bearers will be D. F. Walker, Joe Lewis, A. T. McNeill, R. V. Lee, William McCoy and C. A. Bruner. Mr. Schell was born in Halifax, Pa. on March 9, 1881 (sic), one of 11 brothers and sisters. He moved to Illinois in the late 1900's, where he operated a dairy farm. In 1899 he married Miss Hilda Swanson. In 1912 Mr. Schell and his family moved to Florida, where he has lived ever since. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Hilda M. Schell; a son, John L. Schell of Bartow, two daughters, Mrs. John H. Shultz of Lakeland and Mrs. Merrel Vivas of Fort Myers; two granddaughters, Marcia Schell and Rebecca Schell of Bartow and one grandson, Richard Shultz of Lakeland.
     Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL - Steven Gene Schenck, 64, of Fort Myers, FL, passed away, Monday, March 03, 2014 at HealthPark Hospice House of Fort Myers. He retired in 2006 as a logistics analyst with J.P. Morgan Chase Bank after 40+ years with the company. Steven enjoyed gardening, going to the movies and was a member of the Moose Lodge #1473 of Celina, OH. In addition, Steven was a 24 year survivor after receiving a donor kidney from his father at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was born January 20, 1950 in Dayton Ohio to Wesley and Phyllis Richards Schenck. In addition to his parents, Steven leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 44 years, Janice Merritt Schenck; his brother, Gregg (Elise) Schenck; his sister, Susan (Dale Herzog) Gardner; his sister-in-law, Phyllis Conwell; his brother-in-law, Jerry (Debbie) Merritt; his favorite cousin, Connie (Fred) Fagg; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Steven also leaves behind his beloved dog, Lucy. Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials are made to Hope Hospice House 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or National Kidney Foundation Finance Department 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016.

Fort Myers News-Press, December 31, 2004 - Virginia D. McClain Scheneman, 81, a long-time resident of Alva, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, December 29, 2004. Virginia was born May 25, 1923 in Upshur County, WVA to the late John and Edna (Armstrong) McClain. She devoted her life to her family and was a wonderfully caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. When she and Chester made their permanent residence in Alva, Virginia became a very active member of the Alva Garden Club. She had a great love for her friends and neighbors and always expressed a deep appreciation for natural beauty of Alva. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers James and Ward; and her sisters Maxine, Juanita and Hazel. Virginia is survived by her loving husband of nearly 61 years: Chester "Chet" Scheneman; her four children and their spouses: Nancy and Tom Brehm, Phoenix, AZ; Brent Scheneman, Alva; Lori and Steve Allshouse, Charlottesville, VA; Larry and Brenda Scheneman, Phoenix, AZ; eight grandchildren: Marcy, Zachary, Alexander, Zoah, Rose, Orion, Emma and Amanda; three great grandchildren: Natalie, Dustin, BenHenry and Jacqueline; and her nephew and his wife: John and Lois Fidler of Lehigh Acres, with whom she was very close. Friends will be received Saturday, January 1, 2005 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 2, 2005 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Farley Funeral Home, Lehigh Acres, corner of Lee Boulevard and Williams Avenue
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 24, 2012 - Irene C. Schleicher was born on May 15, 1920 in Cleveland, OH and passed away on October 23, 2012 in Cape Coral, FL. She is survived by her stepdaughter Lynne (Paul) Kaiser; 3 grand-children; 10 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Richard A. Schleicher, step daughter Pamela Schleicher; sister Priscilla Boros, and brother Alex Bagossy. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home from 3 - 5 PM with a celebration of life beginning at 5 PM. Entombment will be private at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view Irene's Life Tribute and to leave a condolence to the family.
    Fort Myers News-Press 22 Oct 2007 In loving memory of my husband, Henry Schlichte, who was born on March 22, 1923 in Bramel, Germany and immigrated to New York in 1960. Henry is survived by his loving wife, Edith of Fort Myers Beach, FL; his eldest son, Frank and his wife, Debbie of Garden City, NY; his youngest son, Henry and his wife, Cheryl of Cape Coral, FL. He also leaves behind five grandchildren, Sarah, Zachariah, Lindsay, Amanda and John. Visitation will be held Wednesday form 5-7 PM and Thursday from 10-11 AM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11AM in the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 12, 1951 - Mrs. Nell Virgil Schmaltz, 55, died yesterday. She was born May 12, 1895 in Bessemer, Ala. and had been a resident of Fort Myers since February. She is survived by her husband, Anton Schmaltz and a sister, Mrs. Hattie Knapp of Bessemer. Funeral services will be held today at 10 a.m. at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. James Byler officiating. The body will be sent to Orlando for cremation.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 2012 - Major Edward A. Schmidt (US Army Ret), 79, of Cape Coral died Sunday March 18, 2012 at Lee Memorials Cape Coral Hospital. He was born in 1932 in Compton, CA. to the late Floyd and Patricia Schmidt. Edward graduated from Michigan State University. He joined the US Army in 1953 and served honorably for 20 years retiring in 1974 with the Rank of Major. He then began a career with Service Master Industries in Downers Grove, IL where he worked as an Microbiologist. He retired in 1995 and moved to Cape Coral. Edward was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. He was preceeded in death by his wife Margaret and his sister Margie Schmidt. Survivors includes his three sons; Allen Schmidt, Carl (Natalie) Schmidt, and Eric Schmidt and two grandsons; Kyle and Trevor all of Cape Coral. Funeral Services will be conducted 10:00 AM Saturday March 24, 2012 at Christ Lutheran Church. Burial with military honors will take place at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  The family will receive friends for viewing Thursday March 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Fuller Metz Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view Edwards life Tribute and share a condolence with his family.
      Fort Myers News-Press, March 7, 2010 - Margaret C. Schmidt passed away on March 5, 2010 after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was a loving wife and mother and is survived by her husband of almost 52 years, Edward, sons Allen, Eric, and Carl, daughter-in-law Natalie, and grandsons Kyle and Trevor. She spent six years on the U.S. Army Nurse Corps including tours in Korea and Japan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association . Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Christ Lutheran Church, Cape Coral at 1:00 PM. Entombment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
       Fort Myers News-Press, November 15, 2013 - Betty Rose Schmitt, 89, of Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013. She was born September 30, 1924 in Streator, IL and moved to Fort Myers in 1960. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W., Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, Loyal Order of Moose, Beloved Protective Order of Elks and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Mrs. Schmitt leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 67 years, Lyle C. Schmitt; her two sons: Thomas L. Schmitt (Hillary) of Carlock, IL and Jerry R. Schmitt (Jencye) of Fort Myers; her grandchildren: Katrina, Alyssa, Nikolaus, Jamie (Jennie), Jerrad (Megan) and Jesse (Molly) and her two great grandchildren: Hayden and Alexa. Betty was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and was always willing to help others in need. She will be missed by all. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday, November 18, 2013 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. 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, November 17-19, 2013 – Helen E. Schmitt age 90, passed away on November 9th at Hope Hospice house. Helen retired from Delco Products in Rochester, NY in 1982 and then moved to Fort Myers. Helen was an avid bowler at Beach Bowl for more than 20 years. Helen is survived by daughter Bonnie Lammes; granddaughter Lori Colie; grandson Steve (Trish) Keppen; 4 great granddaughters; 1 great grandson; and 6 great great granddaughters; and son-in-law Gary Keppen. Helen was preceded in death by husband Richard; daughter Char Keppen; and granddaughter Kim Trochenski. A memorial service will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at ­­­­­12 PM followed by graveside service at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. After service family has invited guests for food and fellowship until 5:00PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Cir Ft. Myers, FL 33908. Info 239-334-4880
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 8-10, 2013 - Richard Schmitt age 89, of Fort Myers passed away on September 1, 2013 under the care of hope hospice. Richard served with the  U.S. Marine Corps in fleet marine services from 1942 to 1945. He was proud of his service and considered all Marines his brother. Richard is survived by his loving wife Helen; son Richard (Angelina) Schmitt of Cheyenne, WY; step-daughter Bonnie Lammes; granddaughter Lori Colie; grandson Steve (Trish) Keppen; sister Louise (Jack) Frawley of Webster, NY; 4 great granddaughters; 1 great grandson; and 6 great great granddaughters. Richard was preceded in death by daughter Kathy Contino, step-daughter Char Keppen, and granddaughter Kim Trochenski. A memorial service will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM. Immediately to follow the family has invited guests for food and fellowship until 5:00PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Cir Ft. Myers, FL 33908. Info 239-334-4880.
      Fort Myers News-Press, June 12, 2008 - Alice H. Schneider, 92, of Fort Myers, FL passed away June 11, 2008. Mrs. Schneider was born in Germany on March 23, 1916. Alice was a tailor and worked along side her husband in the tailoring business for several years. She was preceded in death by a son, Gunther Schneider and a daughter, Monika Minuth. She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 16, 2008 at 12 Noon in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family will be present to receive friends from 11:00 AM until time of service. Entombment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, September 4, 2010 - Edmund Schneider, 97, of Cape Coral passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. He was born May 12, 1913, a son of Alfred Schneider and Maria Rosentretor. He was a master tailor for many years retiring at the age of 80. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice H. Schneider, in 2008. He is survived by his son, Wolfgang Schneider of Cape Coral. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 2:30 p.m., in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until service time Wednesday. Entombment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to share in his life story and leave online thoughts for his family.
     Fort Myers News-Press, February 3, 2012 - Earl Scholl, 91, of Fort Myers, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. He was a Christian and member/Sunday School Teacher of the Old Kanawha Baptist Church; a member of the West Virginia Surface Mining Association (Old Timers Group). He was a Gideon; a Mason; and a Shriner. Earl was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served in WWII as a Lieutenant JG with the Pacific Ocean Fleet and received a Medal for Heroism. He came from a long lineage of coal miners. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marcella Scholl; children, Rex Scholl (wife, Jenny), Susan Allen (husband, Tom), Tom Scholl (wife, Maggie), Tim Scholl (wife, Betty), and Joe Scholl (wife, Bonnie); 12 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, Florida 33913 on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 10:00am. The family will receive guests beginning at 9:00am at the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. For information please call (239)334-4880.
  Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 31 2004-- Walter J. Scholle, 71, of Cape Coral died December 29, 2004 at his residence. Walter was born April 28, 1933 in Chicago, IL, a son of the late Harry and Isabel Rimme Scholle. A former business owner, Walter had been employed for the past 11 years at Tween Waters Resort. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Korea and Viet Nam. He was a member of the American Legion. Walter was an avid bowler and golfer and had resided in the Cape for the past 17 years coming from Illionis. Walter was preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Judy Scholle; sons, Brian Scholle and Bill Butler; daughters, Susan (Donald) Duda and Cynthia (David) Savone; his grandchildren, Michael Scholle, Stephanie Stanton, David "Bud" Savone II, Nicole Reyes, Lindsey Hoelter, Danielle Duda, Kelsey Scholle and Dustin Scholle; great-grandchildren, Theron and Ainsley Hoelter, a sister, Shirley Taylor. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 2, 2005 from Noon-2 PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 3, 2005 at 1:00 PM in the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.

  Fort Myers News-Press Feb 22, 2007 Oswald ("Sam") Schooley, former Fort Myers resident and a 1948 graduate of Fort Myers High School, died Monday, Feb. 19, in West Palm Beach after a long illness. He was 76. Mr. Schooley was a former director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Conservation Programs for 20 counties in South and Central Florida.He was born July 15, 1930, in Granite City, Ill., and moved to Fort Myers at age 15. He graduated from Fort Myers High School, then attended the University of Florida, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in education in 1952.He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954, and in the Army Reserve for 32 years.Mr. Schooley joined the Department of Agriculture and moved to Palm Beach County in 1958. After serving as director of Conservation Programs, he remained with the federal government in the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service. He retired from federal service after 32 years.He and his wife, Sue, were married in 1960 in West Palm Beach.Mr. Schooley was active in Lake Clarke Shores affairs, serving on committees. He ran unsuccessfully for the Town Council in 2006.He was secretary of the BYKOTA-Unity Lodge No. 333, F&AM in Greenacres for 38 years; a member of the Scottish Rite bodies of Lake Worth; and a charter member of Amara Temple of the Shrine.He was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church in West Palm Beach, and served on its Board of Deacons. He was on the Boy Scout advisory committee at First Evangelical Church, president of two PTAs and on several committees of the Palm Beach County Council of PTA.He was a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office volunteer for 15 years.Mr. Schooley is survived by his wife Sue, daughter Melinda of West Palm Beach; sons Robert of West Palm Beach and Stephen of Lake Clarke Shores; and two grandsons Justin R and Jared M.The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Tillman Funeral Home, 2170 Military Trail, West Palm Beach, with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1300 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.The family requests memorial contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, American Heart Association or Shriners Hospitals for Children.Hail and farewell old friend. See you in the next place!

Fort Myers News-Press, Jan 15 2005-- James Owen Schreck passed away on Wednesday January 12, 2005. A loving husband and father, Jim was born on July 18, 1921 and is survived by his wife of 58 years, LaDonne, son Donald, daughter Deborah and three grandchildren: Jennifer, Sam and Heather. Jim earned his BSME from the University of Kentucky in 1948 and his Masters Degree in Engineering Administration from The Institute of Technology, Wright Field, Ohio in 1955. During WW II Jim served as Squadron Navigator for the 446th Battle Group and flew 30 missions as nose turret Pilotage Navigator. Including the first B-24 Berlin Raid and the first D-Day mission on Normandy. In 1949 Jim returned to active duty in the USAF and flew 49 B-29 missions over North Korea. He retired Lt. Col. USAF in 1968. A resident of Cape Coral since January 1968, Jim was a key player in the planning and construction of the city. He worked 17 years as Engineer and Vice President of the Land Development Construction Co., owned by Avatar, retiring for the second time in 1985. Jim's hobbies included boating, fishing, skeet and trap shooting. He was the winning member of the US Air Force Skeet Team World Open in Paris, France in 1961, and had numerous wins in various gauges and classes in S.W. Florida including the Orange Bowl Classic in 1970. He was a member of the Cape Coral Tarpon Hunters Club, member and past Commodore of Cape Coral Cruise Club. A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Friday January 21, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. in the Chapel of the Cape Coral Memorial Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Boulevard, with Pastor Sue Haupert-Johnson of Cape Coral First United Methodist Church officiating.
      Fort Myers News-Press, July 17, 2013 - Diane (Dinardo) Schreiber 73, died on Tuesday July 9th at Hospice House in Fort Myers, Florida. Diane was born in Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY on December 29th, 1939 to Quentin E. Dinardo MD, a surgeon at Ellis and Winifred Chase Smith Dinardo, Nurse. She was brought up in Niskayuna (a suburb of Schenectady), where she attended Van Antwerp school where, in the eighth grade, she met her future husband. She graduated from Nott Terrace High School in 1958 and later Albany Business College. Diane was united in marriage to John H. Schreiber on August 22, 1959. They were married for 54 years. She worked at Mechanical Technology, Inc., and in Plug Power, where she served as Assistant to the Director of Operations. She continues to have dear friends that worked with her for many years at those two companies. She is survived by her husband, John, along with her children and family; Edward J. Schreiber, William T. Schreiber and Derek D. Schreiber, daughter in law Holly Moore Schreiber, daughter in law Elizabeth Martinez, brother Quentin E. Dinardo Ph.D., and sister Marilyn D. Hunter. Diane was preceded in death by her sister Joan D. Silaika and brother in law Edward Silaika. Everyone that had the pleasure of knowing Diane understands how much she truly loved her family, friends, and life itself. Even while emerged in a courageous battle of almost five years against Ovarian cancer, Diane continued to have a positive attitude towards living, which will always be an inspiration. We celebrate the loss of this extraordinary person that always thought of others first. Her spirit will continue in all our hearts forever.  The Schreiber's will receive Family members at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home at 1630 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, Florida. A Viewing will be held from 1-2 PM, Service from 2-2:30 PM with Interment immediately following on Thursday, July 18 th.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, March 22, 2010 - Betty B. Schrock, 83, of Cape Coral passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010. She was born on June 25, 1926, in South Bend, Ind., to A.T. and Jessie Simcox. She has lived in the area since 1985 coming from LaPorte, Ind.. She is survived by her loving family, including her daughters, Vicky Anglemyer, Robin Short and Jill Koza, all of Cape Coral; grandchildren, Honey Livingston, Guy Sapen, Victor Sapen, Jessie Koza and Jacob Koza; six great-grandchildren; sister, Marion Simcox; and brother, Trevitt Simcox. She was predeceased by her husband, Guy, in 2000. Burial will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in her memory be made to the City of Cape Coral, Special Populations, 410 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 10, 2004 - Betty (Crumb) Schroeder went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004. Born in Birmingham, AL on Dec. 24, 1925 she was the precious daughter of Russell M. and Florence Crumb. She attended Birmingham Southern College and was a member of Tau Alpha Chapter of Zeta TAu Alpha sorority. During WWII in 1945 Betty married Malcom W. Schroeder who was a pilot in the Army Air Corps. She faithfully served in many ministries at Canterbury Methodist Church in Mountain Brook, AL. Betty was elected to Civietts, Inc. where countless volunteer hours were devoted to the eye clinic at the University of Alabama. She loved her Bama football team under the leadership of the legendary coach Bear Bryant. She was eligible for the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1969 she moved to Ft. Myers, FL with her family through an opportunity for Mal to serve as President of the old First National Bank in Ft. Myers, followed by serving as President of Lee County Bank for a number of years until his retirement. Betty was a member of the Royal Palm Yacht Club for 30 years, the Sabal Palm Garden Club and the Elizabeth Benevolent Colonial Dames organizations. However, Betty devoted most of her life to her husband and her three sons, Bob (who died before they left Birmingham), Bill and John. She cherished her daughters-in-law, Candy and Deanna, along with her five grandchildren, Nicholas, Andy, Sarah, Daniel and Elizabeth. She'll always be known as a gracious and refined Southern Lady who was loved by all. Betty so loved animals, especially Boston terriers. Her family was blessed in having the wonderful care services of Hope Hospice and its staff for many months, along with private nursing services. The Schroeder Families also give special thanks to Dr. Daniel Dosoretz and Dr. David Lee of Radiation Therapy Services, Inc. for their care and services. Because of her Christian Faith, she is now in heaven with the rest of her loved ones. Funeral service honoring her life will be conducted Sat. Sept. 11, 2004 at 11:00 AM at the Harvey-Engelhard-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., with Rev. John Davis, officiating. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Private interment will follow in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 15-17, 2013 - Malcolm W. "Mal" Schroeder, son of Walter and Lucille Schroeder, passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on February 12, 2013 at the age of 88. He was a native of New Orleans. During WW II, Mal was a B-24 & 25 bomber pilot in the Army Air Corps, training at Buckingham Air Base in Fort Myers. His father, Walter, was the President of the First National Bank of Lafayette, LA and founder of the School of Banking of the South, where Mal and and his son Bill graduated. Mal began his banking career in Baton Rouge as a teller and proof operator. He then became a National Bank Examiner & later joined Birmingham Trust National Bank as branch manager, was promoted to Senior Commercial and Mortgage Officer in Alabama. In1969, Mal moved to Fort Myers to become President of Lee County Bank, which became First Florida Bank where he retired after 22 years. He secured his pilot and real estate licenses during his retirement. Mal was preceded in passing by his loving wife Betty. They were married for 59 years after meeting in the Air Corps in Birmingham, AL. Mal & Betty were blessed with three sons ; Bob, who passed away at the age of 10, Bill ( married to Candy ) and John ( married to Deanna ). Mal had five grandchildren, Andy, Daniel, Elizabeth, Nicholas, and Sarah, and one great grandchild, Jackson. Mal was instrumental in bringing the first commercial airline jet service to Page Field, as well as constructing SW FL Regional Airport. He enabled Canterbury School to relocate to S. Ft Myers, was President of the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce & Director of the SW FL Council - Boy Scouts of America, Board Member of United Telephone of Florida & Sprint United Telephone of Florida and the Royal Palm Yacht Club. He initiated the annual Arts & Crafts and Boat Shows in downtown Fort Myers with Lee County Bank. Mal was an artist and enjoyed wood working. He carved a totem pole for the Boy Scouts, built home additions, and many boats. He loved his many Boston Terriers, boating, the stock market, played the piano and saxophone. He will be most remembered for his love & care for his family, kind spirit and a true Southern Gentleman who touched the lives of those he met. Mal and the family were blessed to have the wonderful care services of Health Park Care Center & its staff. The Schroeder family also gives special thanks to Cindy Bennett for her loving care. Family will receive friends at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens on Monday, February 18 from 4-7PM. A service to celebrate his life will be held at McGregor Baptist Church, 3750 Colonial Blvd, on Tuesday, February 19, at 10 AM. Private interment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Salvation Army at PO Box 60087, Fort Myers, FL 33906.
     Fort Myers News-Press, October 26, 1936--Corbon N. Schuck, 13-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Schuck, died yesterday at Lee Memorial Hospital afater an illness of a week. Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister Catherine of Fort Myers and a brother, Walter, of Key West. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell and will be announced later.
      Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL - Judith Lynne (Potts) Schulman, 71 years of age of North Fort Myers, Florida passed away on March 24, 2014 at Complex Care in Sarasota, Florida. Mrs. Schulman was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 24, 1942 a daughter of the late Robert H. Potts and Mary Elizabeth Hildebrant Potts. Mrs. Schulman was an educator and had received Master’s degrees in both Education and Art. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Krekel E. Green of North Fort Myers, Florida. In honoring her request there will be no funeral services. Inurnment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fort Myers, Florida. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907, 239-936-0555
      Fort Myers News-Press November 22, 2009 Sonya K. (Sandy) Schulte, age 65, of N. Fort Myers, passed away on Nov. 19, 2009. Sandy fought a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard F. Schulte. She was a local business owner in Fort Myers.Mrs. Schulte is survived by her beloved companion Edwin Lindsey and his supportive family; step children Judy Szatkowski, Frank Schulte, Craig Clifton; sister-in-law Lois (Bernard) Poore; and many loving friends.Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Monday, Nov. 23 with family receiving friends from 1:30 to 2:00 with at National Cremation and Burial Society's Chapel on Hancock Bridge Pkwy., with entombment to follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice. Arrangements by National Cremation and Burial Society.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 26, 2013 - Homer E. Schultz, age 86, of Lehigh Acres passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013. He was born in Gerard, PA on January 13, 1927 to Harry and Lucy Schultz. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Homer owned and operated Western Auto Store in Waterford, PA before moving to Florida and opening Englewood Mower Center. He was an avid golfer. Homer is survived by his wife, Betty; two brothers: Cecil (Mary) Schultz and Melvin (Georgia) Schultz and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Schultz and his sisters: Harriet Felege, Virginia Kolar, Maxine Peters, Phyllis Gresh and Mrytle Hazen. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers on Tuesday, November 26 from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am. Entombment will be in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Info (239) 334-4880.

  Fort Myers News-Press Feb 5, 2009 Kenneth N. Schultz, age 57, passed away unexpectedly at home on February 3. He was a 1969 graduate of Fort Myers High School and a graduate of the University of Miami. Ken was a professional oboeist.He is survived by his mother, Betty, sister, Cindi Koehler, niece, Stacey Perkins and nephew, Brian Scheall. No services are planned.

  Fort Myers News-Press, August 22, 2012 - Robert S Schultz, born April 25, 1990, passed away August 19, 2012 as a result of a tragic auto accident. Robert, the beloved son of David L. Schultz and JoAnne C. Holt was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida. Robert enjoyed fishing, golfing and other outdoor activities in his free time. Robert was known for his great sense of humor, good nature and willingness to lend a hand to anyone in need. He will be deeply missed by all who were touched by his kind spirit.Robert is survived by his father, mother, sister, Jessica T Schultz, step-mother, Roberta J. Schultz, step-siblings, Andrea and Brad Graves, grandparents, Howard and Millicent Davidson, and the woman he loved deeply, Kristina A. McQuade.The memorial for Robert will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901, on Friday, August 24, 2012, at 2:00 pm. A celebration of life will be held at the Harborside Event Center directly following the service. In lieu of flowers Robert would want you to please donate to the Salvation Army, where he benefited tremendously from their kindness and gifts. Mail to Salvation Army, In Memory of Robert Schultz, P.O. Box 60087, Fort Myers, Florida 33906

THE FORT MYERS PRESS, Jan. 21, 1927--Arrangements are being made to carry the remains of John Schumacher attorney of Chicago, Ill. who died at his winter home on Captiva island at 9 o'clock this morning, back to his Chicago home for burial Mr. Schumacher, who was 51 years of age, died from an attack of heart failure. He came to Captiva three months ago. The body will be accompanied back to Chicago by the sister-in-law of the deceased, Mrs. Anna Thompson, of Kew Gardens, N.Y., who is also spending the winter on Captiva. Mr. Schumacher is survived by two children in Chicago.

Fort Myers News-Press -- 15 May 2005 -- Patricia Rodda, known to many as Pat Schumacher, 56, passed away May 12, 2005 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Detroit on July 22, 1948, Pat, her children and her parents moved to Sanibel where together with her parents, she formed and operated Captiva Island Realty. After the passing of her parents (93' - 94'), Pat continued to operate the business until 1998 when her health caused her to retire. Widely known in island real estate circles, Pat is better known for the courageous way in which she fought her illness. First diagnosed in 1996, Pat adopted an attitude that while the illness may one day take her, it would never beat her. She approached every day with an upbeat attitude coupled with a keen sense of humor. Over time, her smile and her courage became inspirational to others, not just other patients, but to her doctors, her nurses and the staff as well. Though she was ultimately diagnosed with three separate cancers and endured many surgeries and treatments, Pat never once appeared for a medical appointment without looking her best. Her clothes, her makeup, her hair, and most of all, her smile, were always perfectly in place, and while she may now be gone, her legacy will remain, that of the graceful warrior who always had a smile for everyone. Pat is survived by her husband, Harry, her daughter, Lisa Crumpler (Billy), her son, Wally Pavel (Becky), her grandchildren, many aunts, uncles and cousins, her special cousin Cindy, and her close and special friend, Paula Wagner (Chris), without whose love, help and constant clowning, Pat would have never survived so well. A memorial service celebrating Pat's life will be held at The Church of the Cross, Daniels Parkway at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 21, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to Hope Hospice (Shell Point Facility), 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
    The News-Press, 11/26/2008--Thelma E. Schumann, 73, of Fort Myers, passed away Monday, November 24, 2008, a resident for the past 20 years formally of New Orleans. She was a member of the Ovarian Cancer Support Group at Lee Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Ronald, sons Ronald Jr. & wife Marilyn, Ralph and Raymond & wife Tracy Schumann, daughter Thoy & husband Roger Leonard, 9 grandchildren, sisters Gloria Bonner & Elva Champion. Mass of Christian burial at Blessed Pope John the XXIII 2:00 PM Friday November 28, 2008. Interment will follow Friday at Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church.Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home334-4880
    Hodges-Farley Funeral Home, Lehigh Acres, FL - Cadence Ann Schurr 84, of Lehigh Acers died Friday August 17, 2012. Visitation will be held on Thursday August 23 from 10 to 11AM at the Hodges-Farley Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 11AM with Rev. Ted Althouse officiating. Private burial will take place at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 30, 2013 - Eileen Rita Schwartz passed away on October 27, 2013 after a brief stay at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral. Eileen was born on March 16, 1930 in Rochester, New York, the daughter of Joseph Frank and Madeline Mandel Schwartz. After high school graduation from Nazareth Academy in Rochester, Eileen began her career with the telephone company there. Sometime after that, her father expressed a wish to move to Florida, discovered Fort Myers and began making plans to relocate. When he died in 1958, Eileen and her mother decided to make the move to Florida that her father had envisioned. Eileen transferred to the phone company in Fort Myers and continued working there until her retirement. Eileen and her mother rapidly became involved with St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and, after St. Cecilia's Catholic Church came into existence, with that church also. When the burden of commitments to two churches became too much, they decided to concentrate their energies at St. Francis. Following in her mother's footsteps, Eileen devoted the biggest part of her time in retirement to working at the religious gift shop there, in later years handling all the ordering and book work. In addition, Eileen helped in the Prayer Garden for a number of years and was a member of the Council of Catholic Women. Eileen is survived by her brother, Joseph and his wife, Dorothy and their son, John, numerous cousins and many loving neighbors and friends. Eileen Schwartz was a truly humble, generous and kind person and those who knew her were blessed to call her their friend. While she had no children of her own, she spiritually adopted the students of St. Francis Xavier School. She was a supporter of the Guardian Angel tuition assistance program since its inception more than a decade ago and made it possible for many children to receive a Catholic education. She was petite and fragile, but strong in her faith and love of Our Lord. She always thought of others and accepted God's will in her life. Her life's journey has earned her angel's wings and we pray she will feel Our Lord's eternal love and peace in Heaven. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2157 Cleveland Ave., 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, 31 Aug 2005-- Herbert Schwartz, born May 16, 1925, died on August 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. with his loving wife and children by his bed side. Mr. Schwartz and his brother Gunther were among the fortunate Jewish children that traveled to America to escape the holocaust. His parent's and over thirty of his family members did not survive. He lived his life to the fullest, and entered the US Army during WWII and was injured during the Italian campaign. He married Dorothy Shankmen and had three children, Ted, Ken and Karen. After his discharge from the Army he continued serving his country as an employee of the CIA and dedicated his life to democracy and the security of his country. After his retirement, he spent many hours leading the local Jewish War Veterans Post 400. During the last years of his life he spoke to many of the high schools in Southern Florida teaching about the holocaust and tolerance. He taught his children and others that prejudice towards others was wrong. He was a man of peace working with the hope that we never forget horror of the holocaust and that it never be repeated against any persons any where in the world. Mr. Schwartz is survived by his wife, his three children, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Thursday September 1, 2005 at the Metz Funeral Chapel with Rabbi Devora Buchen officiating. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery with Military Honors.
    Fort Myers News-Press, 6 July 2007-- Sybil E. (Hamilton) Bembry Schwarz passed away July 3, 2007. She was born Feb. 4, 1920 on Marco Island, FL and was the daughter of Monville and Flossie Hamilton. She was raised on Marco Island and Moore Haven, FL. She lived in Clewiston, FL for 25 yrs. before moving to Fort Myers in 1960. She worked as a supervisor at Ohio Medical Company until her retirement in 1978. She is preceded in death by her parents and daughter Sharon Harn. She is survived by her daughters, Nadine Winter, Cindy Luettich (Larry), grandchildren Gerald White, Janet White, Steve Devore, Tammy Luettich, Amy Luettich Smith, Wayne Luettich, Holly Harn Orozco and 8 great grandchildren. Sybil was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. Her strength of spirit and easy laugh will be missed by all who love her. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday July 6, 2007 at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, 936-0555.

       Fort Myers News-Press, July 9. 2013 - Dana Lea (McGee) Schwein, 57, formerly of Lenoir, NC and a Ft. Myers resident since 1968 entered into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ July 2, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. Dana was born March 24, 1956 in Lenoir. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, Ft. Myers. She graduated from Ft. Myers High School in 1974 and then attended the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dana was employed by the United   Telephone System   and later was employed with the United States Postal Service. She was very dedicated to her church where she served in many areas including, Pastor's wife, prayer warrior, Children's Sunday school teacher, Children's Junior church leader, VBS teacher, Choir member, as well as involvement on many committees and search committees. Dana had a very strong relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was passionate about spreading His Word leading many young ones to a personal relationship with Jesus. Dana will always be remembered for her unconditional love, compassion, support and tireless dedication for her family, friends and Lord. She was known as a loving and caring person with a smile for everyone she met. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, David of N. Ft. Myers; three children, Christopher D. Schwein of Orlando, Alison L. Fitzgerald (Sean) of Houston, TX, and Lindsey N. Schwein of N. Ft. Myers; two sisters, Jean Moore (Charles) of Ft. Myers, Nelda Stevens (Harold) of Ft. Myers; a brother, Michael D. McGee (Stefani) of Atlanta, GA, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Dana was preceded in death by her father, Finley D. McGee and her mother Maida Wilkie McGee. Memorial services will be held at Central Baptist Church on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM and the service will begin at 2:00 PM. Pastor Roger Bradley of Crossroads Baptist church will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to be sent to Central Baptist Church 3208 Central Ave. Ft. Myers, FL 33901 in memory of Dana to update and  refurbish Dana's Sunday school and Junior church room

 

Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 7 2004 - William K "Dutch" Schwerdtfeger, 88 of Cape Coral, died suddenly December 1, 2004. Dutch was a CW03 Naval Officer, he served on the USS Colorado BB45 in WWII, also served on the USS Valley Forge Aircraft Carrier during the Korean War. Dutch completed two tours in the Paris and US Embassy. Retired as a CW03 in Washington DC, relocated to Cape Coral, FL in 1974. Dutch was a member of the American Legion Post 90 in Cape Coral, VFW Post 8463, a Master Mason at Kemper Macon Ware Lodge #64 AF&AM. Dutch also volunteered at the VA Clinic in Ft. Myers for 12 years. Dutch is survived by his two sons, Bruce and Karl, grandsons Brandon, Jeffery and Alan, great-granddaughter Jana & great-grandson Tyler. Dutch will be cherished and sadly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Faith Presbyterian Church, 4544 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral, Dec. 11, 2004 at 11:00 AM. Please join the family after the service at 5401 SW 6th Ave., Cape Coral. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Horizon Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

      Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 2013 - Marc Anthony Scialdo, 31 of Naples, FL died Monday, March 11, 2013 in a U.S. Army helicopter crash near Kandahar City, Afghanistan. Marc was a Staff Sergeant in charge of a Black Hawk helicopter maintenance crew in the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion. Marc was born on July 22, 1981 in Herkimer, NY and moved to Naples at an early age. Marc graduated from St. John Neumann Catholic High School in 1999 and from Edison State College in 2002. He was so moved by the tragedy of September 11, 2001, that he enlisted in the Army. Prior to his deployment to  Afghanistan on December 7, 2012, Marc served his first tour of duty in Iraq from 2007 thru 2008 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Marc and his wife, Kara were stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA when Marc deployed to Afghanistan. Marc is survived by his wife, Kara Lee Scialdo; his parents, Marshall A. and Susan E. (nee Oldfield) Scialdo, Jr. of Naples, FL; two sisters, Claudine E. Ehlers and her husband, Richard of Naples, FL and Jacqueline C. Nelson and her husband, Specialist Rodney J. Nelson, US Army of Anchorage, AK; one brother, David V. Scialdo and his wife, Ashley of Naples, FL. He also leaves behind his niece and nephews, William R. Harvey, Alexis V. Ehlers, River Nelson, Jake A. Scialdo, and Henry C. Scialdo, and numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, In-laws and friends. A Wake will be held on March 21, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Parish Life Center at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church 28290 Beaumont Rd. Bonita Springs, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 625 111th Ave. No, Naples, FL with Very Rev. John J. Ludden, Pastor, officiating.
     Fort Myers News-Press, December 24, 2011 - Frank J. Scimeca, 79, of North Fort Myers died December 20, 2011. Born April 19, 1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he and his wife June had resided in Cape Coral and North Fort Myers for the past 28 years. Frank was a printer for a printing company and was an usher at St. Andrew Catholic Church for over 10 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, June, 3 children, Charles (Patty) Scimeca, Jeanette Hernandez, LuAnn (Thomas) Vasilou, 2 sisters, Fay Coe, Frances Borgiano, 1 brother, Salvatore (Marie) Scimeca, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and his best friend and buddy Prince his French poodle. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday December 27 at 10:00 AM at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association . Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register book.
    June May Scimeca, 81, of North Fort Myers passed away on August 12, 2013. She was born June 3, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY to Henry and Lucy (nee: Hendrickson) Frey. She has resided in Cape Coral and North Fort Myers for the past 30 years. She enjoyed bingo, puzzles, and loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving family including her three children, Charles (Patty) Scimeca, Jeanette Hernandez, LuAnn (Thomas) Vasilou; sister, Hazel Sonnenberg; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; her best buddy, "Prince" her French Poodle. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Frank Scimeca on December 20, 2011. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm on Thursday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 SW 20th Ave., Cape Coral. Entombment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Donations in June's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family.

Earl S. Scobee, Jr., 77, of Lehigh Acres, went home to be with the Lord, September 13, 2003. He was a native of Key Largo, FL and lived for many years in LaBelle, FL. Earl proudly served his country with the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Ear is survived by his wife Patricia Dillon-Scobee; two daughters; Cindy Keller of Ft. Myers and Nancy Collins of Muse; one brother; Robert of LaBelle; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; step-children; Donna, Diane, Daniel and Kelly. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at the LaBelle Baptist Temple. Arrangements by Farley Funeral Home, Lehigh Acres.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS-March 29, 2007-- George William Scofield, 92, of Fort Myers passed away on Wednesday March 28, 2007. He was born in Syracuse, NY the son of the late Jarid and Caroline Scofield and was preceded in death by his loving wife Margaret. George was a disabled veteran of WWII and Korean War and devoted many hours volunteering for veterans in MD and at Bay Pines, St. Petersburg, FL. George was Commander of DAV chapters in MD, Bradenton, FL and Largo, FL and was a member of Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Temple, Tampa ,FL and President of WBCCI Suncoast Unit, Bradenton, FL. George is survived by his children; George (wife Judy) Scofield, Happy Jack, AZ; Gary Scofield, Phoenix, AZ; Marcia (husband Charles), Ft. Myers, FL, and step son John McGovern, Manassas, VA; grandchildren Gary Scofield, JR, Jeff Scofield, Thomas Scofield, David Bond, Chris Bond, Melanie Bond Dhue, and Heather Bond and many great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted with Military Honors 12 noon Saturday March 31, 2007 at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home 1600 Colonial Blvd Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in George's name to Hope Hospice or the Shriners Hospital.
    FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - Friday, May 26, 1978 Frank Sconn, 56, of 1742 Magnolia Drive, North Fort Myers, died Wednesday in Tampa. He had lived here for the past 17 years and was a member of Noah Masonic Lodge 357. He is survived by his wife, Lola Sconn; three daughters, Debbie Schomer, Barbara Sconn and Janine Sconn, all of North Fort Myers; his father, Oscar Sconn of Orlando; and one granddaughter, Tammy Schomer. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Fuenral Home with the Rev. Bill Love officiating. Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery. (Garden of Memories)
    Edward W. Scoppettuolo, 86, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at HealthPark Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida. Mr. Scoppettuolo was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on November 29, 1926, a son of the late Damiano Scoppettuolo and Angelina DeLuca Scoppettuolo. Edward was a barber for 68 years in Weymouth and here in Fort Myers. He served his country faithfully and honorably in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the VFW and American Legion for many years. Edward was of Catholic faith. He was a member of the Guiseppe Verdi Lodge # 278 in Weymouth, Mass. He had resided here for the past 27 years. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 68 years, Florence Olson Scoppettuolo of Ft. Myers, FL; his sons, Edward Scoppettuolo, Jr. of Weymouth, MA, Bob Scoppettuolo of Ft. Myers, FL and Brian (Lisa) Scoppettuolo of S. Weymouth, MA; his seven grandchildren, Michele Curley, Nicole Scoppettuolo, Mandy Scoppettuolo, Deanna Nathan, Christopher Scoppettuolo, Jodi Scoppettuolo and Alyssa Scoppettuolo; his three great grandchildren, Allison, Andrew and Alana; his sisters-in-law, Barbara and Doris; also his canine companions that he loved. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida. The family will be present to receive friends on Saturday beginning at 12 Noon until time of service. Entombment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting  www.fortmyersmemorial.com In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gulf Coast Humane Society, 2010 Arcadia Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33916,

Fort Myers News-Press, August 22, 2012 - Charles Edward “Big Ed” Scott, 50, Crystal River, FL, formerly from Ft Myers, FMHS 1979. Survived by daughter Carley Scott, mother Stella Scott both of FL, brother Tom and family of NY, sister Nancy DeMaio, and extended family.  Donations may be made to HPH Hospice http://www.hph-hospice.org/donations-2

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, October 17, 1951-- Charles H. Scott, 49, died yesterday. he had spent his entire life here. Surviving are his wife, Frances Scott; five brothers, John, Punta Rassa, Jim, North Fort Myers, Everett, Punta Rassa, Oscar, Fort Myers, Joe, Fort Myers; two sisters, Mrs. Viola McClenithan, Pine Island, Mrs. Nellie Futch, Pine Island; and two uncles, Max Moralis, Punta Rassa, and George Roland, Fort Myers. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. October 18, 1951 - Funeral services for Charles H. Scott will be held today at 11 am at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Ray officiating. Pallbearers will be Clarence Sherouse, Wilbur Martindale, William M. Long and N. B. Scott. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 13, 1932--Clarence Lloyd Scott, 14-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Scott, died suddenly yesterday afternoon of a heart attack. The infant died in its mother's arms while being taken to a doctor's office here in an automobile from Buckingham. Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. The Rev. W. H. Edwards will officiate. The baby had suffered with a weak heart since birth. It was stricken at its Buckingham home and the frantic parents rushed to Fort Myers. The child was pronounced dead when taken to the doctor's office.

Fort Myers News-Press May 13, 2008 Darcy Lynn Hagen Scott, 45, passed away quietly in her sleep on May 11, 2008 after a long struggle with cancer. She was born June 22, 1962 to Joan and J. Stewart Hagen III in Detroit, Michigan. She was raised in Fort Myers and graduated in 1980 from Fort Myers High School. For many years she worked in her father's office at Hagen & Bacon Surgical Group and co-owned Grady's Restaurant on North Captiva. Darcy is survived by her son Grady Scott of Sanibel, her brothers, sister and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents.Darcy was a beautiful woman who was loved most for her generous nature and sense of humor which she kept to the end. Darcy will be missed by many.In lieu of flowers please send donations to the America American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer SocietyAmerican Cancer Society. Memorial services will be private.

Fort Myers News-Press Oct 8, 2010 On October 8, 2008, Dorothy Lee Scott passed away. She left behind 4 sons, 7 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren. You see, my grandmmother was no ordinary woman, she wore many hats. She was a mother, a teacher, a bed nurse, a cook, a maid, a chaffeur, etc. The list goes on and on and still cannot capture her potential, her giving and caring nature, and her spirit. And how did she love us and my grandfather, Wesley Hall. When I think of my grandmother, her smells, her baking, I remember how she held me, nursed me when I was sick, and disciplined me when I misbehave. I remember love. I feel love. From her, I learned to be a woman, a mother, to bear burdens with no complaint, and to trust in God. Dorothy Lee Scott was my everything. She is greatly loved and dearly missed.  I love you and miss you, Katoyia.  Daughter of Kevin Scott and Latasha Bellamy

Fort Myers Tropical News, June 1, 1929 - E. B. Scott, aged fisherman who lived by himself at St. James City for the past two years, was found dead in his bed yesterday morning by neighbors. Death apparently resulted from natural causes, authorities said, and no investigation will be made. Scott, believed to be about 65 years old, was recently a patient at the Lee Memorial hospital. His body is being cared for at the Engelhardt mortuary pending the receipt of word from relatives. The address of an Ed Scott in New York was found among the fisherman's effects, and he was informed of the death. Neighbors knew of no relatives here.
      Cape Coral Daily Breeze, January 18, 2012 - Emma Jane (White) Scott, 92, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral. She was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Pierson, Mich., to Oscar K. and Norma G. (MacNaughton) White. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Donald; daughters, Margaret Adkins and Joan Dahlberg; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; one brother; daughter, Patricia A. Serena; and grandson, Christopher Adkins. Mrs. Scott graduated from high school in Howard City, Mich., in 1937 and later attended beauty college in Cumberland, Md., and graduated in 1958. She married Donald L. Scott Nov. 5, 1938. They traveled and lived all over the United States and moved to Pine Island from Pennsylvania in 1971. There she was active in the V. F. W. Auxiliary and St. James City Hobby Club. She was a member of Pine Island United Methodist church. She enjoyed many different crafts, music and was an accomplished artist. She studied with Gladys Stroud after moving to Pine Island. Other hobbies included fishing, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. at Pine Island United Methodist church, 5701 Pine Island Rd. Bokeelia. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, E., Cape Coral, FL 33909, or to Pine Island United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to sign the online guest register book.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 2, 1943 - Heart Attack Fatal to E. E. Scott, 61 Emmet Elmer Scott, 61, died early Wednesday morning after a heart attack.  Mr. Scott was night operator for the city water treatment plant and has made his home here for the pasat 20 years.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Clara A. Scott; a daughter, Miss Normanda Scott; and a son, Sgt. E. Reynaud Scott in the service; a sister, Mrs. George M. Thompson; and a brother, John I. Scott, Jefferson, City, Missouri. Funeral services will be held this morning a 11 o'clock in the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First Street with the Rev. Milner C. Brittian officiating.  Masons will have charge of the services at the grave.  The body will lie in state until services at 11 o'clock.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 26, 2001 - Mr. Gene Martin Scott, 73, of Charlotte, died Thursday, March 22, 2001 at Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews. Mr. Scott was born January 18, 1928 in Mishawaka, IN to Alberta Mae Buckland and the late James M. Scott. He served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict and will be remembered as a loving and devoted father and friend. His survivors in addition to his mother, Alberta Mae Buckland of Granger, IN are his daughter, Tammy J. Corsino and husband Albert of Charlotte; his step-sons, George Gambill of Jackson, TN, CHarles Gambill of Pensacola, FL and Emory Barger of Wayne, WV; and by his sister, Betty I. Voreis of Granger, IN. His family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 until 4PM at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Albert Corsino. Interment will be private at Lee Memorial Park in Ft Myers, FL, next to his beloved wife, Janice. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home.

        Tampa Bay Times, January 21, 2014 - George Scott, who earned fame as a professional wrestler, died Jan. 20, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 84. The well-known Indian Rocks Beach resident fought all over North America in the 1950s and 1960s during which time he suffered a number of serious injuries. There were broken bones and several concussions, yet he only retired in 1971 after breaking his neck in a match.“I knew I had a broken neck but I don’t remember much else,” he said in an interview back in October. “It happened during the match, during the regular course of events.”After his retirement from active wrestling, Scott went into promoting bouts and played an instrumental part in promoting the famous WrestleMania I and WrestleMania II. During the 1980s, he did most of his promoting in Texas.During that October interview, Scott was clear in what he considered his greatest achievement in the sport: his fight against drug use. He said drug use in his sport was rampant, and eventually got a drug-testing program in professional wrestling.“I wouldn’t take them,” he said. “So many of my friends have all died younger than they should have because of that.”In the 1970s, Scott, whose ring name was “The Great Scott,” fought as a tag team with his younger brother Sandy. They were known as “The Flying Scotts.” Sandy died in 2010.Scott met his wife Jean during a promotional tour in Atlanta. They were married in 1986 and then moved to Indian Rocks Beach. Jean Scott later served on the City Commission and is still active today in many community activities. She said her husband wasn’t well during the days leading up to his death.“I know he was in a lot of pain,” she said. “He went into Hospice on Wednesday with some issues. We had hoped to be able to bring him home on Monday but on Saturday he took a turn for the worse.”Jean said lung cancer took a toll on her husband.“I hope people will read this, and it will help somebody to stop smoking,” she said. “It is terrible when you have to beg for air.”George Scott was born in Scotland but grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. He leaves behind two sons, George Jr. of Palm Harbor and Byron, who lives in Canada; his brother Walter Scott in Hamilton, Ontario, and 3 grandchildren, Ken and Ashley Helms and Lexy Scott.He will be cremated and his wife plans a celebration of his life memorial later this spring.Jean Scott said she and George always loved living in Indian Rocks Beach and since his death she has had plenty of support from neighbors and friends.Her parting words for her husband were telling:“God needed a wrestler, and he got a really good one.”

Fort Myers News-Press Nov 24, 2001 Glen B. 'Buzz' Scott, died at his residence November 21, 2001. He was born in Fort Myers and graduated from Fort Myers High School and attended Edison Community College. For many years he was a musician and toured with his band. He was later employed as a boat rigger. Glen is survived by his wife, Linda; one brother, H. Neal (Marvine) Scott of Fort Myers; his mother, Josephine H. Scott of Fort Myers; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Hal K. Scott, Jr., his maternal grandparents, Neal and Dallas Haynie and paternal grandparents, Hal K. Sr. and Edna Scott of Fort Myers. Memorial services will be held Monday November 26, 2001 at 1100 AM from the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. The family will receive friends following the memorial service

Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 8 2005-- Grace Evelyn Ladson Scott, long time resident of Virginia and 23 year resident of Ft. Myers, FL went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2005, at the age of 89. She was born January 31, 196, one of three children, in Washington, DC. Her career as a secretary led her to a position as the Executive Assistant to Senator William Scott of Virginia in Washington, DC. She married Arthur Scott in March 1935 and they were blessed with 42 years of marriage until his death in 1977. They had one child, Anna Scott Cunningham, who gave her five active grandchildren whom she loved selflessly and provided with advice and wisdom over the years. Her family is known for their closeness and shared bond of love. A lifelong member of the Baptist faith, belonging to the First Baptist Church of Ft .Myers for the last 23 years, she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and made special mission presentations for her church. She as a woman of strong faith and many people benefited from her teachings. An avid traveler during her marriage and afterward, she traveled in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe, including mission trips in Europe. Grace will be missed by family and friends who were blessed by her love and caring. She is survived by her brother, William P. Ladson and wife Jacqueline of Sarasota, FL; her grandchildren, Karen McAlister and husband Jerry of Fair Oaks Ranch; TX, Robert Cunningham and wife Lois of Blackwood, NJ; Cheryl Knight and husband James of Bridgewater, NJ; Shawn Cunningham and wife Crystal of Red Lion, PA; and Kevin Cunningham of Corpus Christi, TX; and great grandchildren, Brandon Cunningham, James Knight, Jr., Michael and Christopher Knight, Allura Alonzo and Gabriel Cunningham and Peyton Graves as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held March 8, 2005 (TODAY) at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Ft. Myers, 1735 Jackson St., Ft. Myers, FL 33901. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, or the First Baptist Church of Ft. Myers. Arrangements by North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home, 239-936-0555.

    Fort Myers News-Press, - James Henry Scott, 66-year-old owner of the Golden Rule Market on Anderson Avenue, died yesterday morning at the Lee Memorial Hospital after a stroke Friday. Mr. Scott is well-known in Fort Myers and vicinity having made his home here for the past 23 years, coming from Jackson County, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Scott and eight daughters: Mrs. J. C. Martin of Fort Myers, Mrs. Mike Henry of Tampa, Mrs. Amanda Hines, Miss Mattie C. Scott, Mrs. Buck Fernandez, Mrs. Myitis Allison, Mrs. George Myer, Miss Barbara Scott of Fort Myers. He also leaves 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Scott was an active member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Funeral services will be held at the church at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon, the Rev. J. W. Swanson officiating. The following will act as pallbearers: F. E. Strousbaugh, Clarence Scott, Roy Sparks, Ernest Horne, E. R. Thompson and John Haas. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery with Lawrence A. Powell in charge of arrangements.

  Fort Myers News-Press--July 10, 2007 Mary Josephine Haynie "Jo" Scott passed away on Sunday July 8, 2007 she was 77. Josephine was born to John and Dallas Haynie in Royston, GA on April 27, 1930. She moved to Florida when she was six years old. Josephine was a member of the New Voice Club, Red Hats and the American Business Women Association. She worked for Allied Appraisers as their chief controller. Jo was very devoted to her family.Josephine is predeceased by her parents John and Dallas Haynie, her husband Hal and her son Glenn "Buzz". She is survived by her son Neal (Marvine), and a sister Gatha. She leaves three grandchildren, Sheila, Michelle and Amber and three great-grandchildren Matthew, Samantha and Eric and a nephew Billy (Carmalita) she is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 10:30 AM in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. 936-0555. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 8, 1937--Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Scott, 46-year-old wife of Wilton D. Scott,died yesterday at their home on Highland avenue after a long illness. Mrs. Scott had lived in Fort Myers for the past 10 years. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Kirkpatrick, and three sons, J. W., T. J. and W. C. Scott. Funeral arrangements will be made by Spooner and Engelhardt and announced later.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 7, 1950 - Newman H. Scott died at his home at 1024 Hoople Street Thursday afternoon. He was born in Postmill, Vt. on Jan. 2, 1868 and had lived in Fort Myers for 11 years. Surviving is his wife, Sigrid Scott. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 am at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. W. E. Dance officiating. The body will be taken to Sarasota.

Fort Myers News-Press, Oct. 16, 1962-- Oscar Scott, 48, a resident of St. James City, died yesterday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nora Scott; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Futch and Mrs. Viola McClenithan; 3 brothers, J ohn Scott, Everett Scott, Fort Myers, and Joe Scott of St. Petersburg. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. U. Curry Walton officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Howell Grimm, Richard Harding, Albert Brown, Ted Smith, Howard Jones and Stanley Jones.

Fort Myers News-Press Feb 10, 2002 Paul J. Scott, 65, went to be with his Saviour, Jesus Christ, February 7, 2002, under the loving care of Hope Hospice and his wife, Virginia. He was born February 19, 1936 in Ft. Myers, FL, the son of James H. Scott and Ruth C. Scott. With the exception of two years in the Army, Paul lived his life in his favorite area, Lee County, FL. Paul is survived by his wife of 44 years, Virginia; his son, Mark A. Scott and his wife, Susan; his grandson, Michael; his sister, Patricia Harrell; his brother-in-law, W.H. Mason and many nieces and nephews who will miss his loving presence. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and three sisters, Kathleen Mason, Leona Watson and Betty Jean Bass. Memorial service to be held at First Alliance Church, 4050 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL on Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First Alliance Church, World Missions, or Hope Hospice. via Fort Myers News-Press

Fort Myers News-Press Oct 18 2007 Phyllis A. Scott, of Fort Myers passed away on October 16, 2007 she was 85. She was born on March 1, 1922 to William and Helen Fitzgerald in Flint, Michigan. Phyllis worked for the Flint Community Schools, and on November 15, 1941 she married Earl A. Scott. Phyllis was a parishioner of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and she worked for Edison Community College. She was devoted to her family and her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Phyllis is predeceased by her parents William and Helen. She is survived by her husband of 66 years Earl; she has four children Gary, David (Diane), Linda Clark (Bob) and Janet Jagger (Loren). Phyllis has a sister Ada Blog, and she leaves seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private, a celebration of her life will be held in Michigan at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Fuenral Home. 936-0555

Ft Myers News-Press 2006-06-08 Sarah Elizabeth Crow Scott of Alachua passed away on June 6, 2006 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. She was 89. Mrs. Scott was born in Stephens, GA and moved to Alachua 5 1/2 years from Miami. She was Baptist. Mrs. Scott enjoyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Crow. Survivors include daughters, Barbara Layuna Lunger of Alachua; Karen Ann Rhoades of Fort Myers; a son, William Lamar Jones of Glendora, CA and a sister, Bessie Layuna Brannen of Fort Myers; 7 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, June 10, 2006 at N. Fort Myers First Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald Prueter conducting the service. Burial will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery under the direction of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home West area, 823 N.W. 143rd St., Gainesville, FL 32601, (352) 376-7556

Fort Myers News-Press--Feb 12, 2009 Susan Beckett Scott, 63, of Altamonte Springs, FL passed away on Friday, March 13, 2009. She was born in Fort Myers, FL on April 20, 1945, and resided there until she moved to Central FL in 1984 with her husband and children. Susan was a dedicated elementary school teacher in Fort Myers and in Central Florida. In her thirty-five years of teaching, Susan touched the lives of many children in her classroom. In 2007, Susan retired from her much loved profession to spend time with her husband, children, granddaughter, and friends. She is survived by her husband, David; son, John P. McGuire; daughter Shannon I. Bigham, son-in-law Scott Bigham, and granddaughter Kinsey I. Bigham, all of whom reside in Central Florida. She is also survived by her father, John T. Beckett; sister Sandy Chapman and brother-in-law, Larry Chapman; all of Fort Myers, FL, and brother David I. Beckett of Jackson, WY, and by endearing nieces, nephews, and many friends from her childhood and her years as a teacher. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 12 noon at Northland, a Church Distributed, 530 Dog Track Road, Casselberry, FL 32750. Friends are invited to the family's home at the conclusion.

Fort Myers News-Press, 16 Jul 2006 -- On Thursday, July 13, Velma Scott lost her short battle with cancer. Her last days were spent at home where she was surrounded by what was most precious to her, her family. Born in Rochester, New York, Velma moved to Fort Myers in her teens where she soon met and married Bruce J. Scott. She was a politician's wife for many years. She was very active in her church and her community. She was a gracious host who loved entertaining in her historic home. Velma had a vast knowledge of the history and development of Fort Myers and its people. Her father developed much of Matlacha and Pine Island where you will find streets named for her and her children. She had a true passion for antiques but her greatest joy was her children and her grandchildren. She excelled at being "the best grandma ever" and it was a title she delighted in. She is survived by her sister, Janet Drake, children Bruce C. Scott and Cheryl Scott Arpasi, and her grandchildren; Amy Scott Miller, Christy Scott Rigsby, Aaron Arpasi, Whitney Arpasi, and Emily Scott. She also leaves behind three great grandchildren, Hannah, Brieanna, and Naomi Miller, and many, many friends whose lives were deeply touched by this extraordinary person. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 19th, 5-7 pm, at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, with a Funeral Service at the funeral home on Thursday at 10:00 am. Internment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.

St Petersburg Times, Nov 22, 2005-- 'Forever young, forever together' A St. Petersburg couple die in a plane crash on their honeymoon in Belize.Still breathless from a climb amid the Mayan ruins of Belize, Cristy Scratchley typed an e-mail to family and friends back home."Our resort is fabulous (rubbing it in)," she wrote last Thursday. She told of close encounters with exotic animals and of eating termites with the locals. "Yum ... protein.""Going back to the rainforest tomorrow, when we stay at Coppola's. Fun, fun, fun. See you all soon. Thanks again for making our wedding so special."Married Nov. 12 in St. Pete Beach, Cristy and Douglas Scratchley Jr. never made it to filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola's tony jungle lodge, the Blancaneaux.Early Friday, as Tropical Storm Gamma swirled over the area, the resort-owned airplane they were on crashed, killing them and the pilot."The world was theirs," said Cristy's father, Dean Dye of Davenport, Iowa, his voice cracking. "It's just total devastation," Melissa Rivers, a bridesmaid and Tampa co-worker of Mrs. Scratchley's, said Monday. "We've lost great friends. I'm just kind of numb."The newlyweds lived in St. Petersburg and had been together for a decade, meeting at Portofino's restaurant at Sanibel Island. They lived for a while aboard a 26-foot sailboat, then moved to the Tampa Bay area to study at the University of South Florida. He proposed aboard their houseboat last August, waking her with a kiss, then leading her to breakfast and champagne.Mr. Scratchley, 36, was an electrical engineer at Honeywell Space Systems in Pinellas County. He recently worked as technical lead on a Department of Defense project.His family, of Fort Myers, released a statement Monday expressing sorrow for the loss but "comfort in knowing how happy they were together. ... Forever young, forever together, forever in our thoughts and hearts."Mrs. Scratchley, 32, studied chemistry and biology but gravitated to the business world, climbing the ranks at Spartan Staffing in Tampa.She was responsible for training and mentoring staff members in 15 branch offices."She's obviously beautiful on the outside but even more beautiful in the inside," Dye said. "She'd do anything for anyone. Just truly caring."Cristy Scratchley had won the trip to Belize in a contest on the website Travelocity.She and her new husband stayed on Ambergris Caye, the largest of Belize's islands, known for its spectacular water and lush terrain.A trip to the mainland brought the mystery of the Mayan ruins and jungle, where Cristy delighted at the sight of howler monkeys and toucans." "Unbelizeable, " was the subject line of her e-mail home.On Friday morning, the Scratchleys took a small plane to Belize City then, just after 10 a.m., boarded a twin-engine Islander for the 35-minute trip to Blancaneaux Lodge, near the western border with Guatemala. The plane was named Sofia, after Coppola's daughter.Kathleen Talbert, a spokeswoman for the lodge, said there was some cloud cover but it was not raining at departure. When the plane did not show up at the lodge, a search was called. But weather conditions had worsened significantly and the effort from the air was suspended Friday.A civilian search team found the wreckage Saturday afternoon in a hilly, dense area not far from the lodge.Precisely what went wrong was unclear Monday. The cause is still under investigation.Coppola is in Europe working on a film but was notified of the crash."He has expressed his sympathies," Talbert said. "We're in shock as well and very, very saddened by their loss and the pilot."

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, May 3, 1935--L. H. B. Scruggs, 79 years old, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Gaskill at 1024 Royal Palm avenue. He had been seriously ill for three weeks. A native of Georgia, Mr. Scruggs had lived in Fort Myers with Mr. and Mrs. Gaskill for the past five years. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Gaskill, three granddaughters, Mrs. O. B. Phinney, Mrs. Ava Bishop of Jacksonville and Mrs. R. M. Griner of Nashville, Ga., two grandsons, J. L. and W. E. McDaniel of Daytona Beach and eight great-grandchildren. The body will be shipped to Gleenwood, Georgia this morning and funeral services will be held there sunday. L. W. Engelhardt and Sons have charge of local arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press, December 27, 2012 - Doris Yvonne (Padilla) Seals went home to the lord with family by her side at 3:56 PM December 20, 2012 in Fort White, Florida. She was born January 19, 1938 in Everglades City, Florida to Walter A. and Amelia (Gomes) Padilla. Doris is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Amelia; and three brothers Walter "Buddy" Padilla Jr., Curtis Ray Padilla Sr. and Robert Joseph Padilla. Doris is survived by three brothers Frank Padilla, Sr., John William Padilla, and Jack S. Padilla; two sisters Marjorie L. Shankle and Rosa Lee Peiffer; two sons Wyley G. (Deborah) Seals IV and Jock A. (Erlita) Seals; three daughters Cheryl A. Seals, Tina M. (Gilberto Lebron) Bloom and Casha D. (Kevin Shaffer) Seals; fourteen Grandchildren and fifteen Great-Grandchildren. Doris attended college without receiving a degree, and held a variety of jobs outside the home but always considered her a homemaker. Doris made her home in Chiefland having settled there in the late seventies. She was an avid reader and a sharp wit. She enjoyed her family and loved to crochet and sew for them. She busied herself with all manner of craft projects - sewing a quilt top, crocheting a blanket or creating one of kind doll houses for her grandchildren.Visitation will be held at the Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland at 10:00 AM on Friday December 28. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM also at the Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland. Interment will be at the Sonshine Memorial Garden in Bell. Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland.

Fort Myers News-Press Nov 13, 2001 Ft. Myers native Linda Whitehead Sears passed on November 7, 2001. Born July 13, 1942, daughter of Howard T. and Inez Whitehead of Slater, Fl. She was a 1960 graduate of Ft. Myers High School and operated the family business to help beautify the community. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by her two sons, Charles Thomas and Ronald James Sears, both of Ft. Myers, FL. Two beautiful grandchildren, Tiffany Nichole and Jessica Marie Sears; also of Ft. Myers. and her brother James H. Whitehead of Cape Coral, her two sisters, Mary Kathryn Grace of Jacksonville, and Shirley Lee Ward, of Gilbert, SC. Family and friends are invited to a memorial services at Hope Hospice 2430 Diplomat Parkway, East Cape Coral, FL 33909, (TONIGHT) Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 7:30 PM. Flowers or donations are to be sent to Hope Hospice, for their dedication and support.
     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, January 4, 2009 - Richard Sebek, 79, of Cape Coral (formerly of Western Springs, Ill.) passed away at home Jan. 1, 2009. He worked for the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors until his retirement in 1985. He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a life member of the VFW, a member of the Cape Coral Power Squadron, Land of Lincoln Club and St. Andrew Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joan; his children, Kathryn (Mark) Nelsen and Dr. Lynn Sebek, DVM; step-grandson, Christopher (Anne) Nelsen; sister-in-law. Jeanne Frenz; and nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 5, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral. Interment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday at Fuller Funeral Home in Cape Coral. Donations in Mr. Sebek's memory may be made to Hope Hospice in Fort Myers or to the St. Andrew Catholic Church Capital Campaign. Fuller Cape Coral Funeral Home - Cremation service is in charge of arrangements.
    Anderson Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services, Lehigh Acres, FL - Belen Segarra, (September 15, 1926 - December 4, 2012) - Visitation Friday, December 14, 2012 from 6-9 P.M. at Anderson Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services 2701 Lee Boulevard Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971 Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery immediately following.
    Fort Myers News-Press 7 Jul 2006 Long-time resident of Fort Myers, Ida Segraves passed away peacefully June 28, 2006. Ida, widow of Ray Seagraves who worked for the City of Fort Myers for many years, was born September 20, 1905 in Crawfordville, Florida and moved with her family to Fort Myers in 1928. Her friends knew her as "Kit" but her grandchildren called her "Nanny". She was a woman rich with love and wisdom and never failed to share either with those around her. Deeply spiritual, she was and still is and inspiration to those who knew her. She is survived by her son, C.B. "Jim Bradley of Fort Myers, five grandchildren, Glenda Bradley Bethel of Gulf Shores, AL., Dr. Jimmie Bradley of Fort Myers, Joyce Bradley of Alva, Becky Olsen of Lehigh Acres and Fred Bradley of Naples, 5 great grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren. We know that just as a father holds his child, God has wrapped His arms around her and loved her in Heaven. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 3, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. from the chapel of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State Rd. 82. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

  Fort Myers News-Press, October 23, 2008 - Debra Anne Roe Seits, 57, a resident of Fort Myers, FL since 1959, passed away peacefully at Hospice House on October 16, 2008. Debbie was born in Wilmington, Delaware and was employed at Gymnastics World for over 30 years. Her passion in life was teaching "her kids". Debbie is survived by her mother, Helen (Lieu) Sabin; her siblings: Bill (Joyce) Rodgers of Wilmington, DE; Bob (Pauline) Rodgers of Fort Myers, FL; Suzanne (Bill) Turner of Fort Myers, FL; and Sandy Rodgers of Lafayette, LA; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Dallas Roe and her brothers, John and Gary Roe; grandparents and several aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 3-4pm at the First Christian Church, 2061 McGregor Blvd., with funeral services beginning at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the ALS Assoc. Florida Chapter, 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619. A special thanks to Debbie's closest friends, the ALS Assoc., Hospice House, her doctors and nurses and especially Trish Childress and Dr. Christine Neilson. FMHS 1969
    Hodges Funeral at Lee Memorial Park, Fort Myers, FL - Cletis Joseph Selenke went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Born to Antone and Elenora Selenke in Grainfield, Kansas on July 6, 1939. Clet moved his family to Fort Myers in 1971. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea, with an honorable discharge. He retired after 30 years as a meter reader with LCEC in Immokalee, FL. After retirement he enjoyed his days raising his beef cattle and spending time with his family. Clet was an amazing man, husband, father, and pepaw who will be remembered for his patience, knowledge, boundless and infectious energy, and sense of humor. He will always be in our hearts. Words cannot express how much he will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him.Clet is preceded in death by his dad Antone Selenke, his wife Cheryl Selenke, and brother Tom Selenke. He is survived by his mom Elenora Selenke, his three children, Lisa, Tina, and Tony, his 11 grandchildren, Amanda, Christopher, Courtney, Sara, Matt, Jessica Marie, Rayel, Baby Jessica, Elizabeth, Kasey, and Cody, and 13 amazing great grandchildren.The family will receive friends on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 PM, Hodges Funeral at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 SR 82, Fort Myers, FL 33913. Monsignor James Donnelly will officiate funeral services on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Hodges Funeral at Lee Memorial Park.

Fort Myers News-Press, February 9, 1932 - Funeral services for John Sellers, winter resident from Birmingham, Ala., will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the chapel of the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. Mr. Sellers died early Sunday morning at his home, 943 Hannah street, following a lingering illness. The Rev. E. N. Philpot will be in charge of the religious service. Active pallbearers will be Cox Andrews, Corley Bryant, Mr. Fountain, R. L. Williams, J. P. Cox and Ben P. King. Honorary pallbearers will be A. R. Stansifer, C. O. Courtney, W. W. Stewart, P. Williams and Solomon Hires. Burial will be in the Fort Myers cemetery. Mr. Sellers came to Fort Myers five months ago.
    The News-Press, June 11, 2009 - Luella Sellin, age 92, of Kenton, Ohio, formerly of Lehigh Acres, Florida died on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Born to Fred and Anna (Kruger) Buss on August 17, 1916 in New London, Wisconsin. She married Harry A. Sellin on October 26, 1935. They were married 58 wonderful years. A member of the Grace Lutheran Church, and enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards and dancing. Pre-deceased by her husband Harry Albert Sellin. Survived by 2 daughters Barbara Ann Long of Kenton, OH, Patricia K. (Wayne) Oglesbee of Foraker, OH, 7 grandchildren Terri Lynn Risch, Cynthia JoAnn Keller, Christopher James Long, Steven Michael Oglesbee, Keith Earl Oglesbee, David Dean Oglesbee, Dwight Wayne Oglesbee. 15 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Donations can be made in her honor to the Grace Lutheran Church, 40 Washington Boulevard, Kenton, Ohio 43326. Graveside services will be held 11 AM Saturday June 13th, 2009 in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services Lehigh Acres, Florida, (239) 368-7080
    Fort Myers News-Press May 4, 2006 Vercil Frederich Senseman, D.V.M., 75, of Fort Myers, passed away Monday, May 1, 2006. He was born September 3, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Vercil E. and Helene H. Senseman. The family moved to Fort Myers in 1940. Vercil attended Fort Myers High School with the class of 1948. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1948, served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged after 7 years. Vercil held a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Husbandry from the University of Florida and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University in Auburn, AL. He returned to Fort Myers after graduation from Auburn and opened North Shore Animal Hospital in North Fort Myers on March 3, 1963 and retired from practice in 1993. Vercil was a founder of the Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Fort Myers, was one of the founders of Canterbury School, a member of Caloosa, Florida and American Veterinary Associations, Boy Scout Leader, member of Tropical Masonic Lodge, #56 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, York Rite and worked with the Demolay Chapter for boys, sponsored by the Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Kiwanis, Sons of the American Revolution, Lee County Humane Society and was founder of the Fort Myers Civil War Roundtable. He was an avid collector of war memorabilia, having his own private museum and library. Dr. Senseman is survived his wife of 56 years, Lois Ann (Heusted) Senseman, whom he married on October 28, 1950. He is also survived by his children: Teresa Ann Kincade (William), Dr. Sharon Jane Powell (Jonny), Dr. Karen Jean Griffis (Michael), Robert Vercil Senseman and Vercil Frederick Senseman, Jr.; grandchildren: Joshua Senseman, Jessie Senseman, Ashley Senseman, Dalton Senseman, Matthew Kincade, Daniel Griffis, Emily Griffis and Jacklyn Griffis. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2635 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 1:00 PM. Private entombment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Lee County Humane Society, Animal Refuge Center or C.R.O.W. Arrangement have been entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., 239-936-0555.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 28, 1986 - Jay H. Sentell, 55, of 3085 Central Ave. died in Belle Glade on Friday. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., he had been a resident of Fort Myers for the past 27 years and was a member of American Legion Post #38. He is survived by his wife, Mary Sentell of Fort Myers; one son, Scott Sentell of Tallahassee, Fla.; three daughters, Jaynene McKellen and Carla Sentell, bort of Ft. Myers and Jerri Hendry of Bradenton, Fla.; one brother, Bobby Sentell of Charleston, SC; his mother, Virginia Sentell of Ft. Myers; 2 grandchildren, Amy and Marie Hendry. Funeral services will be conducted from the graveside of Alva Cemetery Monday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Walter Hickman, officiating. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd.
    FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, October 18, 1993 - Virginia O. Sentell, 85, of Fort Myers, died October 17, 1993. A native of Knoxville, Tenn. she moved here in 1953.  She was preceded in death by a son Jay and a daughter Donna. Mrs. Sentell is survived by a son Bobby (Ruth) Sentell, Charleston, SC; a dear friend, Wally Yeomans, Ft. Myers, 8 grandchildren, Gene Sentell, NY, Scott Sentell, Tallahassee, FL, Ronald Sentell, Charleston, SC, Jerry Hendry, Bradenton, FL, Jayene McKellen & Carla Sentell of Ft. Myers, Karen Sentell, Vermont and Michelle Morris, NC; a daughter-in-law Mary Sentell of Fort Myers and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tues. at 3:00 p.m. from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., with Dr. Irving Herrick, pastor of Central Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Alva Cemetery.  The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

    Evo John Sentiere, passed away on April 28, 2012 in Ft. Myers, Florida at age 92.  He was born May 18, 1919 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Bonofiglio and Annunziata (Tronconi) Sentiere.  He attended local schools and graduated from Kenosha High School.  He graduated from Chicago College of Dental Surgery in 1944.  He served in the Army until 1946 and practiced dentistry in Kenosha for more than 35 years.  He married Mary Helen Thomey on January 15, 1949. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Knights of Columbus, American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, Kenosha Dental Society and former member of Kenosha County Club. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Hilda, Anne, Rose Mary and Irma.  He is survived by his wife, Mary, one son, William (Linda) of Bloomington, Indiana, one daughter, Martha (Michael) Anderson of Ft. Myers, Florida and four grandchildren, Bryan and Jillian Sentiere and John and Will Anderson.  Private services and burial were arranged through Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens.
    Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 2 2005-- Sam Sepielli, 65, of N. Ft. Myers died February 1, 2005, he was born in Niagara Falls, NY, a son of the later Guy and Emma Sepielli. He moved to the east coast of Florida in 1949 and the local area in 1981. Sam and his brother John were site contractors in Florida for many years, they worked for Florida Power and Light and also were the site contractors for the Bell Tower in Ft. Myers. Sam enjoyed buying and selling real estate, his wife and children were his life and he enjoyed the chance of life. Mr. Sepielli is survived by his wife of 29 years Virginia, his children Melissa, Guy, both of Ft. Myers, Jennifer of Tampa, his sister Vera Mulkey of Hollywood, his brother John of N. Ft. Myers, his sister-in-law and her husband Rosemary and Albert Luzietti and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Thursday from 6-7:30. There will be a remembrance service held at 7:30 to 8:00. A funeral service celebrating his life will be conducted in the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 AM. In his memory, memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation of Florida, 1040 Woodstock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803. Interment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
   Fort Myers News-Press, August 6, 2001 - Joseph L. Serena, 71, of Cape Coral, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2001. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of John and Martha (Giampino) Serena. He and his wife came to Cape Coral in 1974, where he was the President of Serena Construction Company and the Owner/Operator of Serena's Lounge in Cape Coral. He was also a member of the Cape Coral Construction Association. Mr. Serena is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Patricia; 2 sons, Joseph (Vivi Ann) Serena, Miami and G. Scott (Nichole) Serena, Ft. Myers; 1 daughter, Lori L. Serena, North Ft. Myers; 2 brothers, John Serena, Cape Coral and Eugene Serena, Dayton, OH; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.Memorial funeral services will be celebrated on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family wishes memorials directed to Hope Hospice, 9740 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 11, 2012 - Patricia L. (Weaver) Serena, 80, passed away January 8, 2012. She was born August 14, 1931 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Joseph and Norma (Baker) Weaver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Serena. They moved to Lee County in 1974 from Dayton. She was a member Beta Sigma Phi and the Inland Choir, loved jazz music, playing piano. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Lori Lynn Large and her husband David of North Fort Myers; sons, Gregory Scott Serena of Fort Myers and Joseph R. Serena and his wife Vivi of Oklawaha, Florida; brother, Rick Weaver and his wife Kathy of Gainesville, Florida; grandchildren, Mark, Tricia, Brandy, Brian, Scott, Christie, Tawni, Michelle, Amber and Zach; and numerous great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation on Thursday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 12:00. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice. Condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.

  Fort Myers News-Press January 13, 2010 Lorena Rose Serino, 97, of Ft Myers, Fla., passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2010. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Joseph Nicholas Serino and son Nicholas Joseph Serino. We cannot begin to express our deep gratitude to her dedicated team and the staff at Hope Hospice, Healthpark, Ft Myers. Born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1913 to George and Teresa Bawdin, she earned a Registered Nursing degree from the State University of New York and practiced as an ER nurse for Grasslands Hospital and then as a private practice nurse. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her beloved daughter Elizabeth (Betty) Hughes of Ft Myers, Florida; grandson Richard Chris Hughes, grandson Nicholas Joseph Serino Jr., great-grandson Kristofer D'Auria Hughes, step-great-grandchildren Anthony Michael & Alyssa Marie Patrick all of Jacksonville, N. Carolina. A private memorial service and spreading of ashes will be off Lovers Key, Ft Myers Beach thus joining her husband and son. An avid lover of animals and supporter of ARC, memorial donations can be made to the Animal Refuge Center at 18011 Old Bayshore Road, N. Ft Myers, FL 33917, (239) 731-3535.

Caloosa Belle June 12, 2009 LABELLE - Helen Cook Green Sessions, age 83, of LaBelle, passed away June 10, 2009, in Fort Myers. She was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Plant City to the late James William and late Rosa Velma (McGill) Cook. She was a longtime resident of LaBelle. Survivors include daughters, Elizabeth Ann Barnes (Charles) of LaBelle, and Carlene Whidden (Johnny) of LaBelle; brother, Robert E. Cook of Okeechobee; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Carl Green Jr. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 28, 2008 - Wilma K. Sessions, 84, of Fort Myers, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2008. She was loved by many, and will be missed by all. Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home in Ft. Myers, from 10-11 am, with a funeral service to follow at 11 am. Interment at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, (239) 334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 28, 2012 - Michelle "Shelly" Settle, 41, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Monday, September 24, 2012. She is survived by her Mother, Kathy (Michael) Edwards; Father, Gary (Sherrie) Settle; Son, Randy; Sisters, Stephanie, Lisa, Carly, Jessica; Brother, Gary Jr; Grandfather, Leonard "Jen Jenny" McDonald; and several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, and Nephews. Visitation to be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 State Road 82 Ft. Myers, FL 33913 on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 11:00AM until time of funeral service at 12:00PM. Interment to follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Cir Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 1, 1977 - William G. Settle of the Sunland Training Center died Sunday. He is survived by his mother and father, Mrs. and Mrs. Ralph Settle; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Williams and Mrs. Faith Brasher, and two brothers, Ralph Settle Jr. and John Settle. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of the Harvey Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, with the Rev. John O'Bannon officiating. Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery. Friends may call at the Harvey Funeral Home tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. Harvey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press Feb 6, 2009 Godfrey Seward, Jr., age 7, of Fort Myers passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2009. Born on August 27, 2001 in Fort Myers he was a beautiful son born to Dominique Henderson and Godfrey Seward, Sr. Godfrey loved to eat, was loved by many and brought joy and smiles to everyone who knew him. He attended Buckingham Elementary and truly was an angel.Those left to cherish his memories are his mother and father, two sisters, one brother and many relatives and special friends.Visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 9 - 11 am at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am with Dr. Benny McLeod of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Memorials in honor of Godfrey may be made to Anderson Funeral Home with all proceeds going to his immediate family

         Laurie Seward

      Fort Myers News-Press, March 27-29, 2013 - A.G. “Jack” Sewell (aka Pappy) was born in Tampa, FL on March 5th, 1924 to the late Lorraine and Vila Sewell. He graduated from Hillsborough High School, prior to serving in the Marine Corps 1942-1946, and then attended the University of Florida. Jack was employed by Sherwin-Williams for thirty four years, coming to Fort Myers in 1955. Together with his sons, Terry and Blake, they opened The Paint Store Plus in 1977. Jack was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon and Elder, and Buckingham Presbyterian Church. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved being with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty three years, Julie Sewell, his sons Terry (Joni) Sewell and Blake (Rhonda) Sewell, grandson Matt (Kristy) Sewell and granddaughter Bailey (David) Hewitt, and great-grandsons Nathan, Blake, Finn, and Reid. There will be a Remembrance Service on Sunday afternoon, April 7, at 4pm in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908, would be appreciated.
     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, September 22, 2011 - Parboti Sewkaran, 76, of Cape Coral passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. She was born February 16, 1935, in Cane Grove, Guyana, to Samaroo Nathoo and Sheoraji Dirpal. She moved to Florida in June 2004. She is survived by her loving family, including her daughter, Shirley Shiwkaran of Cape Coral; two sons, Robbie and Ivor of New Jersey; 14 grandchildren; sister, Golin Algoo; brothers, Muniram, Kissoondat, Philip, Mahadeo and Parmanand, Krishna. She was predeceased by her brother, Ramnarine. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to leave thoughts and memories for her family.

Fort Myers News-Press, November 1, 1931 - Mrs. Pauline Shadwald, 68 years of age, a resident of Fort Myers for 13 years, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. A. Gardner, near Alva. Mrs. Shadwald had been ill but a short time. Her Fort Myers' home is at the corner of Second street and Royal Palm avenue. L. W. Engelhardt and Son has charge of the body. There will be no funeral service here. The body will be sent to Minneapolis tonight for burial. In addition to Mrs. Garadner, Mrs. Shadwald is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Frank Stanton, of Robertsville, Minn.
      Fort Myers News-Press, July 27, 2011 - Gerald Edwin Shampo, 90, passed away July 25, 2011. He was born May 15, 1921 in Amherst, Massachusetts to the late Grant and Gertrude (Blair) Shampo. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Marjorie (Cady) ,sister, Dorothy Winslow; brothers, Kenneth and Donald "Bud" Shampo. Jerry was a graduate of Atlantic Union College in So. Lancaster, MA. He was the director of the N.Y. Children's Homes in Dobbs Ferry and Kingston, N.Y., where he positively influenced the lives of scores of teens, the administrator of Fuller Memorial Hospital in So. Attleboro, MA, and Vice-President of Adventist Health Systems North, in Hinsdale, IL, where he served as board chairman of numerous hospitals. He moved to Lee County in 1987 from Burr Ridge, IL. He was a member of the Seventh day Adventist Church of Fort Myers. He was the president of the Rotary Club of Kingston, New York. Jerry served our country in the US Army during WWII. He was a Sgt. and served in both the European and Pacific Theaters and in Japan during the Occupation. He loved New England sports; Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins. He played piano by ear, was a collector of antiques, and loved his grandchildren very much. Jerry loved all the birds of SWFL, but particularly cardinals, and "Big Bird," and the Great Blue Heron. Jerry loved helping and serving others, feared god and loved Jesus, in who he had an abiding faith and always strove to place his body, mind, heart, and soul in service to God, and to be harmonious, well-balanced, cheerful and true. In all these things he was immensely successful. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Shampo of Brookings, Oregon; son, G. Christopher Shampo of Camino, California; sister, Doris Shampo of Hagerstown, Maryland; and grandchildren, Julia Rochelle Shampo and Jackson Christopher Shampo. There will be a visitation on Friday, July 29, 2011 from 10 to 11:00 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 9, 2008 - Marjorie (Cady) Shampo, 84, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away July 4, 2008. She was born July 19, 1923 in Amherst, Massachusetts the daughter of Howard and Julia (Bigelow) Cady. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her loving husband Gerald Shampo of Fort Myers, FL, 2 children Susan (Allen) Shampo of Brookings, Oregon and Gerald Christopher Shampo of Camino, California, 2 grandchildren Julia and Jackson as well as niece Sandra (Peter) Di Resta of Yonkers, New York. Visitation will be Thursday from 12:30 - 1:30 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with a funeral service beginning at 1:30 PM in the funeral home chapel. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907 239-936-0555 www.fortmyersmemorial.com 
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 27, 2001 - Adella Joanne "Dale" (Roman) Shanahan, Our most cherished wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, of Fort Myers passed away quietly and unexpectedly in her sleep on Wednesday, December 24, 2008. She was born in Chicago, August 16, 1932 to Stanley and Angeline Roman. Dale married her beloved husband Andy on June 7, 1952 and they had 56 beautiful years together. They raised their children in Downers Grove, IL and moved to Fort Myers in 1978. Dale was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Ann Freeman, Helen Sequens, Stephanie Kurek and Bunny Otto. Dale is survived by her husband Andy; children; Sue Barkus (Tom); Pam Matonis (Paul); Kevin Shanahan; Joanne Bomke (Glenn); Andy Shanahan (Amy); Rob Shanahan (Linda); Mary Karlson (Tory); Jennifer Schidowka (John); 15 grandchildren: Joe, Ben, Steven Bartkus (Shannon, Margaret, Jenny); Megan and Melissa Matonis. Erich and Lauren Bomke, Heather and Rachel Shanahan; Lorenzo and Levi Shanahan; Ross and Sydney Karlson; Brooke and Brent Schidowka and great grandchildren; twins, Nicholas and Nolan and her dear sister; Alyce Konkoleski and many dear and special friends. Dale's love, caring, and energy has influenced our lives. We love her deeply and will miss her forever.Relatives and friends are invited to visitation on Monday, December 29, from 6-8 pm at the Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Blvd, S. Cape Coral. 239-542-3161 A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday December 30th at 10:30 am at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2157 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers. Interment to follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Breast Cancer Foundation), P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265 would be greatly appreciated. www.fullerfuneralhome.com 
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 28, 1935 - Funeral services for Eugene H. Shanahan, former Sanibel island citizen, will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First street with Rev. F. A. Shore officiating. Mr. Shanahan died Tuesday at the Jackson Memorial hospital in Miami and short services were held there yesterday before the body was returned to Fort Myers. Mr. Shanahan was born in Key West of a prominent Florida family in 1878 and entered the government light house service at the age of 21 years. He had charge of light houses at Miami and Sanibel island and more recently had been employed by the government on Lake Okeechobee. He was a member of the Elks, Odd Fellows, W. W. W., Red Men and White Temple. He is survived by his wife, two children, four sisters and two brothers.

Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 8 2005-- Helen Marie Shanahan, 89, of Ft. Myers died Sunday, February 6, 2005. She was born in Atmore, AL to Elmer and Louise (Bauer) Bronstrup (deceased) and grew up in Mt. Healthy, OH. She moved to the Iona area of Ft. Myers with her family as a teenager and graduated from Ft. Myers High School. Helen was married to Roland Shanahan (deceased) for 62 years. They were members of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and its Forever Young Group. They enjoyed many years of boating and fishing. Helen enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading, and taking care of her pets. She also loved spending time with her family and friends and was grateful for the long and full life that she lived. Helen is survived by a large loving family who will greatly miss her. They include her three children, Carolyn (Jack) Gibson of Ft. Myers; Janice Brown of Cambridge, MA; Roland (Brenda) Shanahan of Port St. Joe, FL; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson expected any day; sister-in-laws Margaret (Shanahan) Chrystie of Plantation, FL and Norma (Shanahan) Millican of Brevard, NC; and many special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Ruth Trippel and brothers Alan and Linn Bronstrup, all of Mt. Healthy. A memorial service will be held at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. following visitation at 1:00 p.m.

FORT MYERS PRESS, June 12, 1913--Henry Shanahan, the well known keeper of the Sanibel light, died Sunday morning at about 1 o'clock, following an illness of but short duration. Mr. Shanahan, who was in his 60th year, was stricken suddenly with paralysis Friday night while talking to several of his children. He was apparently feeling well and was joking with them, when suddenly his speech left him and he fell forward out of his chair. Assistance was at once sent for, and Dr. F. K. Armstrong, who responded, worked hard to save him, his efforts however, being of no avail, dealth finally ending the suffering. Mr. Shanahan was one of the oldest residents of this section of the state, having been keeper of the Sanibel light for 24 years, and was a man who was loved and most highly respected by all who knew him. He was in every true sense one of God's own noblemen and hundreds of his friends live to cherish in their memory some one or many of his kind words and deeds. Mr. Shanahan is survived by a number of children and grandchildren, among whom are the following living in Lee county: Webb, Eugene, Henry, jr., Grinnell, Mrs. Tom Williams, Mrs. Frank Dana and Mrs. D. Swint. The body was shipped by the steamer Mildred this morning to Key West, where interment will be made.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 5., 1933--Henry L. Shanahan, 74-year-old farmer and fishing guide of Iona, died at the Lee Memorial hospital early yeaterday morning as the result of severe injuries received in an automobile accident Thursday afternoon. His injuries included concussion of the brain and physicians had given up hopes of saving his life 48 hours before he died without having regained consciousness. Mr. Shanahan had lived in Lee county for 40 years and had hundreds of friends among the early pioneers and the winter residents. He was born in Key West and moved to Sanibel Island when he was seven years old. At that time his father was lighthouse keeper, a capacity in which Mr. Shanahan also served as a young man. For the past 20 years, Mr. Shanahan has lived at Iona, being engaged alternately at farming and guiding. Mr. Shanahan is survived by his wife, four children, four sisters and two brothers. Before their marriage, his wife was Miss Bama Swint of Sanibel. His children are Norma, Margaret, Edna and Roland. Another daughter, Emily, died as the result of a fall in the Sanibel lighthouse. His brothers are Gene Shanahan of Miami and Webb Shanahan of Sanibel. His sisters are Mrs. Leonard Santini of San Carlos, Mrs. Johnnie Roberts of Key West, Ada Shanahan of Iona, and Miss Mattie Swint of Tampa. Mr. Shanahan was a member of the Iona Community church. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afaternoon at the L. W. Engelhardt and Sons funeral chapel of McGregor boulevard. Rev. Hubert Dodd will officiate. Pallbearers will be Harrison Woodring, Grover Hackney, John Bane, Carl Henschen, Roscoe McLane and Fred Chappel.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Oct. 29, 1950--A pioneer Sanibel resident, Mrs. Irene Rutland Shanahan, 85, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. K. Padgett, 1215 Monroe Street. Mrs. Shanahan was born in Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 1, 1864, and lived most of her life on Sanibel Island where her husband, the late Henry Shanahan, kept the lighthouse for 25 years. The Shanahans were noted for the hospitality they extended to visitors and excursion parties which made the trip to the island in the days before Fort Myers Beach became popular as a resort. For the past several years Mrs. Shanahan made her home here with her daughter. Mrs. Shanahan is survived by Mrs. Padgett, two sons, Clarence Rutland of Sanibel and Grinnel Shanahan of New York, and four stepchildren, Webb Shanahan, Mrs. Leonard Santini, Mrs. John Roberts and Mrs. Mattie Swint. Funeral services will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at the Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home with the Rev. Charles Milligan officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers cemetery. Pallbearers will be Roland Shanahan, Curry Wiles, Robert Mitchel, Francis Bailey, Herman Frank and Louis Wiles.

Fort Myers News-Press 6 May 2008 John DeRemer Shanklin, 91, died Sunday, May 4, at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Florida. Known to friends and family as Jack, he was born November 27, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Shelby and Eleanor DeRemer Shanklin. He married Elizabeth Jackson on July 18, 1938. They celebrated their 69th anniversary this past summer. Also surviving are three daughters, Susan Shanklin Threlkel, Brevard, NC, Mary Shanklin Pringos, Altheimer, AR, Sally Shanklin Rosser and her husband Paul, Atlanta, GA; three grandchildren, Shelby Threlkel Weisberg and her husband James, Atlanta, GA, Leigh Hays Threlkel, Mill Valley, CA, Carey Elizabeth Rosser, a senior at Georgia Tech University, two step grandchildren, Paul Rosser, Jr., and Mary Rosser Bouvard, two great grandchildren, Justin Hays Weisberg and Andrew Stewart Weisberg, Atlanta, GA, a sister, Barbara Shanklin Cornwell, Ft. Myers and a sister-in-law, Harriett McWhorter Shanklin, Lexington, KY and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Shelby Shanklin, Jr., a son-in-law, Lawrence Theodore Pringos and a brother-in-law, Nat Spoon Cornwell.Mr. Shanklin's family relocated in 1919 to Clearwater, Florida and following graduation from high school he moved to Lexington, Kentucky to attend the University of Kentucky. He earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1938. Marriage soon followed and the honeymoon journey began immediately after the ceremony. The destination was Fort Myers and Pinellas Gladiolus, Inc., a business managed by his father that had been forced southward three years earlier to take advantage of more favorable climate conditions. Construction had just been completed on cold storage and flower packing facilities and his career was centered on the expansion and diversification of this company to include potted plants and chrysanthemums. During World War II he served as a flight engineer on a B29 in the US Army Air Force.Throughout his career he was an innovator and a visionary, introducing and implementing new concepts to the industry. Mr. Shanklin was the organizer and president of the Florida Flower Association. Their purpose was to include representation of all floral producers in the state by protecting rail services and rates, establishing and operating refrigerated truck service and maintaining cooperation with state and federal research agencies.He was a director and president of the Society of American Florists, a national trade association, chartered by Congress to represent all branches of the flower business.He also served as an organizing director and treasurer of Fort Myers Federal Savings and Loan.Mr. Shanklin was always a committed and involved citizen. He was a member and examiner on the Civil Service Board and filled an interim appointment on City Council. He was a director, the treasurer and president of Lee Memorial Hospital, where he organized the Hospital Auxiliary. He was a trustee of Edison Community College and a charter member of the Royal Palm Yacht Club. A member of the Cypress Lake Country Club, he served as president. As a senior active member he performed thirty-two years of service in the Ft. Myers Rotary Club, also assuming the role of president. At the request of the Principal of Orangewood Elementary School, he organized the PTA and served as its first president. He was also an Elder and a Trustee at First Presbyterian Church.Mr. Shanklin was a loving and devoted husband and father. There is nothing so gentle as real strength and that strong gentleness and his integrity were what family, friends and business associates respected and admired.He had a love for fishing, golf and spending the summer months in the mountains of western North Carolina. The Shanklins enjoyed a part-time residence in Highlands, NC for many years and were members of the Wildcat Cliffs Country Club.Donors should choose how they express their sympathy. Should one elect flowers, it is suggested that they be given to a church, a hospital or some other venue where they might benefit a larger number of people. Donation to the charity of your choice is always appropriate. Kind thoughts and prayers are most acceptable.A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 10 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Following the service, the family will receive friends at Cypress Lake Country Club.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., 239-936-0555 and condolences may be sent through their web site at:www.fortmyersmemorial.com.

THE FORT MYERS DAILY PRESS, Sept. 25, 1915 - Emily Maria Shannahan, the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shannahan, died at 3 o'clock this morning at the home of Mr.and Mrs. T. M. Wiliams of Cottage Street, following an illness of some time. Funeral services were held over the remains at 9 o'clock by Rev. E. F. Ley of the Methodist Church.  The little body was taken to Sanibel, the home of the bereaved parents for interment.  The funeral arrangements were in charge of the Carl F. Roberts Co., directors. NOTE:  She is listed on the DAR list as Emily Maria Sannabau.

THE FORT MYERS PRESS, April 17, 1902 - After an illness of a little over a week, Mrs. Gene Shannahan passed away on Friday night at 9:15 o'clock. She leaves a grif stricken husband, a dear little baby girl, only three and a half years old, besides mother, sisters and brothers to mourn her loss. Roxie, for by his name she was best known, was conscious to the end.  She knew her friends and seemed to realize this was her lastillness.  During her illness she sang frequently, "what a Friend we have in Jesus" and "footsteps of Jesus," being among her favorites. Thus ,one who, but nineteen years of age passes from us, and we sorrow and mourn our loss, but not as for one gone forever, only gone before, where she will await with beckoning hands those who are left behind. Weep not dear friends for she is happy now where no sorrow nor pain ever cometh. The remains were interred in the cemetery here just as the sun had sunk on Saturday evening, while sympathizing friends gathered to witness all that was mortal of the dear one laid away in its long resting place. In behalf of all friends we extend sympathy to each of the bereaved ones.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sat., March 25, 1961--Webster Shannahan, 76, died late Thursday. Born in Key West, he moved to Sanibel when he was four and has lived there since. He was retired from the U. S. Post Office where he had served on Sanibel for 34 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Williams, Sanibel, and Mrs. Lorraine Cannon, Homeland Park, N. C., one son, Gernald Shannahan, one sister, Mrs. Leonard Santini, Fort Myers, and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the harvey Funeral Home.

FORT MYERS PRESS, November 15, 1984 - John Oakley Shannon, 73, of Welch St., Ft. Myers, died Wednesday. A 25-year resident of the Fort Myers area, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale. Mr. Shannon is survived by one sister, Ava L. Thullen of Fort Myers; one brother, Eli Shannon of London, Ohio and three nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:oo a.m. from the chapel of the Harvey Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. with Rev. Jeff Remsland officiating. Private interment will follow. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ft Myers News-Press, January 17, 2001 - Charles A. Shaw, 78, North Fort Myers, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2001. He was born at Indianapolis and was a retired experimental welder with G.M. Allison. He was an Army veteran of WWII serving in the European Theater. He was an active member of the V.F.W. Post 261, Lawrence, IN and Post 10127, North Fort Myers where he had been Post Commander at both. He was a member of the American Legion, formerly the Chief of Civil Defense in Indianapolis and was an instructor with the Indiana Midwest Scuba Club. He had been a Scout Master with the Boy Scouts in Indianapolis and had been affiliated with the Lawrence Fire Dept. He currently had been a security Guard with the Textile Service, Inc. Mr. Shaw is survived by his son, Steven (Linda) Shaw, Indianapolis; a daughter, Diana (Johnny) Garcia, Corpus Christi, TX; a brother, Ernest (Alice) Shaw, Fort Myers; a sister, Georgia Bellis, Indianapolis; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home with funeral services celebrated at the funeral home chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Feb. 1, 1933--Claud D. Shaw, 42, died yeterday at the Lee Memorial hospital from injuries received Saturday when a boiler fell upon him at the Strickland lumber mill at Bonita Springs. Mr. Shaw was taken to the hospital Sunday. He is survived by a widow and four children. The three sons are F. D., Edward and Carl Shaw. One daughter, Margaret, survives. Mr. Shaw had been connected with lumber mills for several years. He had been employed at the Strickland plant in Bonita Springs for two years. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel, with the Rev. G. C. Powell officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Myers cemetery.

      In loving memory of Franklin Linn "Shorty" Shaw, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the age of 71 years in Lehigh Acres. He was born on January 20, 1941 in Brooksville, FL and moved to Alva, FL where he met and married the love of his life, Betty Parsons-Shaw shortly after he moved to Alva.  He was a loving Husband, Daddy, Grandpa, Brother and Friend, the absolute sweetest man you'd ever meet. He worked for Lehigh Acres Utilities for 25 years, a family man who was devoted to his family and made sure they came first.  He is survived by his loving wife of 46 wonderful years: Betty Shaw, two daughters Debra Woodard and Brenda Shaw both of LaBelle, one son Wayne Shaw of Bushnell, FL. Seven grandchildren, David Woodard, Anthony Woodard, Courtney Woodard, Mallory Phelps, Wyatt Shaw, Alex DeLaCruz, Izzy "PeeWee" DeLaCruz. Two great grandchildren, Haley Woodard, Kayden Woodard. Sisters Minnie Davis and Annette Terry and many loved ones and friends who loved him dearly.  A funeral service was held Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm in Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle with Pastor Norman Walker officiating. Visitation was Sunday one hour before service in Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL. On behalf of our family, we would like to extend a thank you for all your thoughts, prayers, condolences flowers and food. You may light a candle and leave your condolences to the family at www.akin-davis.com. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
    Tampa Bay Times, April 3, 2013 - Donald L Sheasley, 91, peacefully passed away on April 1, 2013 and will join his beloved wife of 62 years, Babette in the Kingdom of Heaven. Donald was born in Leechburg, PA on Sept. 7, 1921. He is survived by his son, Alan Sheasley of Kittanning, PA; and his daughter, Kaye Tipton of Tampa; as well as his grandchildren, Brandon Sheasley of Jacksonville, Brook Sheasley of Worthington, PA and Jaysa Kuntz of Kittanning, PA; and great-granddaughters, Hannah and Natalie. Donald was a wonderful husband and father and enjoyed family vacations as well as hunting and camping with family. He provided his family with love and memories we will never forget. Donald was employed by Consol Energy, formerly Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company from the early 1940s until 1970. He then secured a position with the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) until his retirement in 1986. Donald and Babette moved from Armstrong County, PA to Lehigh Acres, FL shortly after. Donald was always active, and eventually received his real estate license. He was employed by Coldwell Banker which gave him an opportunity to mingle with people and be part of the community. Donald also served as a volunteer at Lehigh Regional Medical Center and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Lehigh Acres. Donald was a member of the Indiana-Franklin Masonic Lodge for 60 years and a member of the Kittanning Elks Lodge for 50 years. He will be sadly missed by friends and family but all will know that he lived a full, loving life. Funeral services will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, FL 33913 on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 1 pm with entombment to follow. Info 239-334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 30, 1935 - Members of St. Xavier's Catholic church will gather to say the rosary for Mrs. Elizabeth Sheasley at her home on the Tamiami Trail at 7:45 o'clock tonight. Mrs. Sheasley died yesterday morning. Funeral service will be announced later and Lawrence A. Powell will have charge of arrangements. Mrs. Sheasley is survived by her husband, Herbert W. Sheasley, two sisters, Miss Irene Gahles of Fort Myers and Mrs. C. L. Meehan of Alequeppa, Pa.,; and five brothers, George A. Gahles of Cleveland, O., Leo J. Gahles of New Castle, Pa., Edward Gahles of Fort Myers, Thomas D. Gahles and Dr. E. M. Gahles of Beaver Falls, Pa.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, April 28, 1936--Miss Marian Sheen, 28, died last night at Lee Memoriah Hospital after a short illness. Miss Sheen has spent the winter at Captiva with Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Pearce of Bristol, Virginia. she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick sheen of Bristol. The body will be shipped today to Bristol for interment. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of arrangements.

    Ft Myers News-Press, June 5, 2012 - Davene B. (Bishop) Shell, 87, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012 at Hope Hospice. She was born on December 17, 1924 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Dave and Minnie Springer Bishop. Mrs. Shell moved to Florida in 1952 where she was a was a Music Minister at First Assembly of God in Clearwater for 23 years and then at Trinity Church in Miami for seven years and most recently at Faith Assembly of God in North Fort Myers. She enjoyed every facet of music and the ministry it brought to people. Mrs. Shell is survived by her loving family including her son, Scott (Gayle) Shell of Cape Coral; daughters, Linda Driver of Cape Coral and Kimberly Graban of Florence, NJ; grandchildren, Christy (Clark) Newman, Matthew (Carrie) Shell, Michael Shell, Jeffrey Driver, Whitney (Andrew) Birney, Gabriel Graban, Jordan Graban; great grand daughter, Cailey Newman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Shell in 2004. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 3 to 7 pm at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Funeral services will be at 10 am on Thursday at Faith Assembly of God with Pastor Phil Goss, officiating. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations in Mrs. Shell's name be made to Hope Hospice. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 21, 1936--Funeral services for J. W. Shelley, school teacher who died at Boca Grande, will be held in Arcadia at 2 o'clock this afternoon instead of 3 o'clock as previously announced. The services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Arcadia. Mr. Shelley was well known in Fort Myers having taught here for 10 years and once served as principal of Junior high school.

Fort Myers News-Press, 2005-03-23 Eva O. Shellhouse, age 83, of Bonita Springs, Florida, died Monday, March 21, 2005 at North Collier Hospital in Naples. She was born November 12, 1919 in Amanda, Ohio to Granville and Nora Hobbs Stebelton. She had been a resident of Bonita Springs since 1958. She was a dispatcher for the Lee County Sheriff's Office from 1969 to 1981 and was a member of The First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs. She is survived by two sons, Gordon Shellhouse and Roger Shellhouse both of Bonita Springs, three daughters, Jean Johnson, Barbara Lynn Havard and Cynthia Ann Englund all of Bonita Springs, one brother, Max Stebelton of Amanda, Ohio, two sisters, Ruby Hansley of Lancaster, Ohio and Marilyn Queen of Immakolee, FL, ten grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester "Shorty" Shellhouse in 1999, a son Dennis G. Shellhouse in 1995 and a granddaughter, Ginger Gallander in 1997. A memorial service to celebrate Eva's life will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2005 at the First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs at 7:00 PM with Reverend Ernie Harvard officiating. Burial will be in Bonita Springs Cemetery. Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements. Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, 1999-06-25-- Lester R. (Shorty) Shellhouse, 83, of Bonita Springs, died June 23, 1999 at his residence after a lengthy illness. Mr. Shellhouse has been a resident of Bonita Springs since 1958 coming from Miami, FL. Mr. Shellhouse was a former employee of Lee County for over 23 years retiring in 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Shellhouse celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary Oct. 14, 1998. Shorty is survived by his wife, Eva Shellhouse of Bonita Springs; two sons: Lester R. (Leeann) Shellhouse and Gordon Lee Shellhouse both of Bonita Springs; three daughters: Jean (Jim) Johnson of Bonita Springs, Barbara Lynn (John) Harvard of Arcadia, FL and Cynthia Ann Shellhouse of Lacy Springs, AL; half brother, William Dubois, of Pheonix City, AL; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Shorty was preceded in death by a son, Dennis G. Shellhouse in 1995 and a granddaughter, Ginger Gallander in 1997. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 25, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. at Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bonita Springs Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 24, 2005 - Dorothy (Doolin) Shelton, long-term resident of Sanibel passed away on December 17, 2005 due to complications from cancer. She was 89 years old. For the past two years she had been a resident of HealthPark Care Center in Fort Myers. A native of Chicago, Illinois, she had a very successful career as Prize Editor for a nationally broadcasted radio show, "Welcome Travelers" staring Tommy Bartlett. Her career took her to the City of Chicago Court System where she worked until her retirement. While there she was responsible for the development of the Civic Center Nursery, which was widely acclaimed as a "first" for the City of Chicago. She moved to Sanibel with her husband, Henry, in 1978. As a resident of Sanibel, she was partly responsible for establishing the Sanibel Senior Center, helped organize the Save Our Bridge (SOB) committee, and helped establish the Sanibel Chapter of the Association of Retired Persons (ARP). She was also very active in the Sanibel Democratic Party organization and the Florida Silver Hair Legislators. Her husband, Henry J. Shelton of Sanibel, survives her. Her son, Dwight J. Shelton and Sara T Shelton, daughter-in-law of Atlanta, grandchildren Elizabeth S. Lahurd (Michael), Birmingham, Alabama, grandson Peter J. Shelton (Melinda), Atlanta, and five great grandchildren, Katherine, Caroline, and Emily Lahurd of Birmingham, and Emma and Benjamin Shelton of Atlanta. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, December 30th at 10:00 am at St. Isabel's Catholic Church, Sanibel Island. Contributions to her memory can be made to the Sanibel Island Seniors, Inc., 2401 Library Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Rd., Naples (239) 592-1611
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 6, 2011 - Henry James Shelton long-time resident of Sanibel passed away on March 5th, 2011 at the age of 96. A native of Chicago, Illinois he was a successful small business owner and sales executive. He moved with his wife Dorothy to Sanibel in 1978. As a resident of Sanibel he was active in many civic and political organizations. He played an instrumental role in establishing the Sanibel Senior Center (Center for Life) by lobbying the city to provide better services to seniors. He helped establish the Sanibel chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), which he served as president in 1983 and 1984. It became one of the finest AARP chapters in Florida. He later served as Congressional District Coordinator for AARP. In 1987 he and his wife Dorothy were appointed to Florida Silver-Haired Legislators by Governor Lawton Childes. The Silver-Haired Legislators is a state-wide organization that discusses the needs and issues of older Floridians. In 1990 he was appointed to the Area Agency on Aging. In 1995 he received a Certificate of Recognition for his contribution to older adults in southwest Florida by the agency. He received a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Sanibel in 1994 in recognition of his outstanding public service to the city. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years Dorothy Doolin Shelton. He is survived by his son Dwight J. Shelton and Sara T. Shelton, daughter-in-law Atlanta, Georgia, grandchildren Elizabeth S. Lahurd (Michael) Birmingham, Alabama, grandson, Peter J. Shelton (Melinda), Atlanta, and six (6) great grandchildren, Katherine, Caroline and Emily Lahurd of Birmingham, and Emma, Benjamin, and Anna Kate Shelton of Atlanta. A grave-side service will be held for family members and friends on Wednesday March 9th at 2:30PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held in June in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to Island Seniors, Inc., 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, Florida 33957. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view Henry's Life Tribute page and share a memory.

Fort Myers News-Press, 12 Dec 2005 -- Army Corporal Jimmy Lee Shelton, age 21, of Alva, was killed Dec. 3, 2005 in Bayji, Iraq. He was born Apr. 15, 1984 in Belle Glade. He was a member of B-Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Calvary, Iron Rakkasans, 101st Airborne, from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Jimmy was a recipient of the Army Commendation Award and the Purple Heart for his service in Iraq. He was a member of Gunnery Road Baptist Church in Buckingham. Survivors include his father and mother: Burgess and Billi-Jo Shelton of Alva, Donna Manger, mother and her husband Doug of Belle Glade, brothers: Burgess A. Shelton Jr. of Savannah, GA and Douglas Shelton of Clewiston and a sister: Jennifer Reese of Belle Glade. maternal grandparents: Arce and Zora Salvador of Athens, TN and maternal grandparents, William and Bonnie Mahlbacher of Fort Myers. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Nathan Shelton. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 10:00 a.m. at Riverside Baptist Church, 8660 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers with Pastor Terry Vance and Pastor Dick Riley officiating. Military Honors and interment will be Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 5, 2014 - Myrtle Ilene (Choate) Shepard, 100, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away February 4, 2014. A resident of Fort Myers for over 60 years, she was born in Sparta, NC to H.L. and Betty Choate. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Henry M. Shepard. She is survived by her daughters, Ilene Meyer and Karen (Leo) Doerr, and her sons, Glen, Harold (Chis) and Clarence (Deanne) Shepard, all of Fort Myers. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00am, followed by funeral services at 11am with Pastor Arthur Neeley of McGregor Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetary. The family requests donations to Hope Hospice and thanks them and all the staff at Evans Health Care for their loving care.

Fort Myers News-Press May 27, 2009 Jeanette Griffin Shepherd, 81, a native of Fort Myers, died peacefully Saturday, May 23 after a long illness. Jeanette was the loving mother of Dick Galley, grandmother of David and Karen Galley, great-grandmother of David Frazier and aunt of Cindy Carver and Pam Krass. She is also survived by her brother, Milton Griffin, her sister and brother-in-law Ruth and Norb Krass, many nieces and nephews and a multitude of close friends. Jeanette grew up in Fort Myers and married Jack Galley, who was stationed at Buckingham Army Air Force base during World War II in 1944. They moved to Cincinnati Ohio in 1946 where Jeanette worked at WCPO Television during its infancy. In 1959 she went to work with Cincinnati Rotary Club, where she worked for 33 years, becoming the first woman Executive Secretary of a Rotary in the United States in 1984. Upon her retirement in 1992, she returned to Fort Myers where she remained active in the local Rotary until her death. Jeanette was active in many other community activities, including volunteering at the HealthPark Medical Center and was a true Customer Service ambassador for the Lee Memorial Health System. Jeanette enjoyed tennis and represented both the Cross Creek and Legends tennis clubs as a player and organizer for their women's senior teams. Jeanette will be sadly missed by all who knew her. According to her wishes, there will be no memorial service. Donations in her name may be directed to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, 8260 College Parkway, Suite 101, Fort Myers, FL 33919

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 30, 1938--Mrs. Mary Dorothy Shepherd of 329 Third street, 72-year-old wife of William J. Shepherd died yesterday after a long illness. Mrs. Shepherd came to Fort Myers four years ago from Ozark, O., and was a member of the First Methodist church here. Mrs. Shepherd is survived by her husband, four sons, W. L. Shepherd of Fort Myers, G. D. Shepherd of Chicago, F. L. Shepherd of Bethel, Conn. and R. D. Shepherd of Hobart, Ind., and two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Brown of Fort Myers and Mrs. C. W. Russell of Brooklyn, N. Y. Funeral arrangements to be made by Spooner and Engelhardt will be announced later.

Published in The News-Press from 10/3/2008 - 10/4/2008 Stephen (Steve) J. Sheplak Jr., of Fort Myers, FL passed away October 1, 2008 at 47 years old. He was the beloved and cherished husband for 29 years of Kim Sheplak and a loving devoted father of Stephen Sheplak III. Steve also leaves behind his Aunt and Uncle, Esther and Chuck Houck who he loved like a mother and father as well as many other family members that were very dear and close to his heart. He cherished life with his family and tried to make the most of each day. Steve loved life and lived it to the fullest on his own terms. His favorite past-times were golfing and fishing and watching the Boston Red Sox play. Steve was an honorable man and the most forthright person anyone could ever meet and will forever be in our thoughts and hearts.Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 5th 10-11 am, at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers. Funeral Services will be held at 11 am, with interment to follow at Lee Memorial Park. The Sheplak family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, Fl 33908. Condolences may be viewed and offered at: www.harvey-engelhardt-metz.com.

Fort Myers News-Press May 27, 2009 Jeanette Griffin Shepherd, 81, a native of Fort Myers, died peacefully Saturday, May 23 after a long illness. Jeanette was the loving mother of Dick Galley, grandmother of David and Karen Galley, great-grandmother of David Frazier and aunt of Cindy Carver and Pam Krass. She is also survived by her brother, Milton Griffin, her sister and brother-in-law Ruth and Norb Krass, many nieces and nephews and a multitude of close friends. Jeanette grew up in Fort Myers and married Jack Galley, who was stationed at Buckingham Army Air Force base during World War II in 1944. They moved to Cincinnati Ohio in 1946 where Jeanette worked at WCPO Television during its infancy. In 1959 she went to work with Cincinnati Rotary Club, where she worked for 33 years, becoming the first woman Executive Secretary of a Rotary in the United States in 1984. Upon her retirement in 1992, she returned to Fort Myers where she remained active in the local Rotary until her death. Jeanette was active in many other community activities, including volunteering at the HealthPark Medical Center and was a true Customer Service ambassador for the Lee Memorial Health System. Jeanette enjoyed tennis and represented both the Cross Creek and Legends tennis clubs as a player and organizer for their women's senior teams. Jeanette will be sadly missed by all who knew her. According to her wishes, there will be no memorial service. Donations in her name may be directed to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, 8260 College Parkway, Suite 101, Fort Myers, FL 33919

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 31, 1942-- Paul H. Shepard, 81, long time Lee County resident, died yesterday at the home of his son, Hugh M. Shepard, at the Floweree grove in Alva. Mr. Shepard, who was born Nov. 4, 1860, in Kansas, came to Lee County in 1904 and has lived in Florida ever since. Funeral services will be held at the graveside in the Ft. Denaud Cemetery at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The Rev. J. D. Reavis will officiate, while arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Hattie Drake of Fullerton, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Bessie S. Taylor of Immokalee; three sons, Hugh of Alva, Lisle H. of Longwood, Fla., and J. A. Shepard of Ft. Lauderdale. In addition, he leaves 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Fort Myers News-Press Sep 2, 1998 Mary Woolslair Sheppard, 91, of Fort Myers, passed away August 30, 1998. She was a native of Lee County, her parents coming to Fort Myers in 1898. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, W.A. Sheppard, her daughter, Mary Ellen and son, Bill. She is survived by her son, John Sheppard of Fort Myers; nine grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sheppard was devoted to her family, her friends and her church. Service of life celebration will be conducted Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pilgrims Church, at the corner of Daniels Road and Freshman Lane. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home 1600 Colonial Blvd. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pilgrims Church Nursery Fund of the charity of choice.

Fort Myers News-Press, 29 Oct 2006 -- Virginia R. Sheppard of Lake Placid and Fort Myers, Florida, died at her home in Lake Placid in the loving arms of her husband of 12 years, on October 26, 2006, after a short illness of brain cancer.She was born in Fort Myers to the late Robert Shepherd (Shep) Bass and Ruth Virginia Bass. Ginger as she was known, loved life and all of its wonders. Bear Island in Collier County, which at one time was owned by the Bass Family was a favorite of hers, as was the Gulf of Mexico for salt water fishing. After her husband retired from the practice of law in Fort Myers, they began a new adventure of their lives by moving to Lake Placid. They lived and fished on beautiful Lake Grassy and Lake Istokpoga. She was a member of the Board of Directors of DeeAnn Lakefront Estates and Chairman of the Garden Committee. The premises are beautiful thanks to Ginger and those who helped her. Ginger had been a Florist and a Sales Person before she married her husband Walter O. Sheppard, Jr.She is survived by her husband, her children, Keri R. Richards, Carroll S. Duncan (J. Thomas) Barbara S. Andrews, (Richard) Walter O. Sheppard III, Lucinda S. Sheppard, her grandchildren, Sarah L. Fisher (James), Daniel W. Richards, Jr., Jena Walldroff (Chad) Gabe Purser, Richard Andrews, Alex Andrews, Lauren A. Sheppard, her great-grandchildren, Lexis M. Fisher, Caitlyn H. fisher and Kathrine R. Walldroff, and her niece Beverly Bass Stawicki. Her brother, Robert Shepherd Bass, Jr. predeceased her as did her parents. Visitation will be held Monday, October 30, 2006 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Phil Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, Florida. Graveside services will be held the morning of Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Old Fort Myers Cemetery.Ginger loved flowers, however, in lieu of flowers, her desire was that donations be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 2121 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring, Florida 33870 or Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908. Ginger was our Beautiful and Wonderful Southern Lady! We love you dearly, Ginger. Godspeed to your Heavenly Destination.Kiser Funeral Home.

Fort Myers News-Press Jul 18, 1998 William A. (Bill) Sheppard, Jr., 69, of Evergreen, CO, died Tuesday following a long illness. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, June who resides at 2887 Witter Gulch Road, Evergreen, CO., 80439; six sons and their wives: William A. III (Mike) and Colleen, Jeff and Mary, Dan and Lita (Fort Myers), Matt and Barbara, Steve and Jill, Tim and Darla, and seventeen grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Sheppard and brother, John Sheppard both of Fort Myers. Bill attended Fort Myers High School, graduating in 1947, and graduated from the University of FL. Law School in 1953. He practiced law with the firm of Sheppard and Woolslair, until 1963 when he and his family moved to Princton, NJ., where Bill received a Divinity Degree and was ordained by the United Presbyterian Church. Bill and June then moved to Northglen, CO. where he and June organized the Good Sheppard Presbyterian Church which he served for years. He later was in private law practice in Northglen and served as Municipal Judge. Later, he was the innovator of a complete Paralegal Degree Program at Denver Community College in which he taught until his retirement several years ago. A memorial service will be held in Northglen, CO. on Wednesday at the Good Sheppard Church he founded. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the National Parkinsons Foundation, Inc., 1501 N.W. 9th Ave./ Bob Hope Road Miami, FL. 33136 of the charity of choice.

Fort Myers News-Press June 25, 2009 Joseph L. Sherman passed away peacefully on June 23, 2009 at the age of 90. He was born in Rush, PA on October 7, 1918. Joe was a graduate of Penn State University with a major in agriculture, and he taught agriculture "in the field" rather than the classroom for several years in upstate New York. Joe moved to Fort Myers in 1957 and started Gulf Cascade Water Conditioning Company. He later became a general contractor with his own company, J.L. Sherman, Inc., and specialized in water and sewage systems. Joe was well-loved by his family and the Fort Myers business community.Joe was an honorary Florida Cracker, and often called himself "a Florida Native by choice." He was also an avid hunter and gun collector. At age 80, Joe built his own house in Dahlonega, GA and dubbed it "Sherman's Mountain." Joe was also a member of the Tropical Masonic Lodge in Fort Myers, and the Fort Myers Elks Club. He was a member of Olga United Methodist Church, and was also a charter member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Joe is survived by two daughters: Susan S. Bryant and Cheryl Sherman; five grandchildren: Debbie (Rolf) Rathie, Heather Jurgensen, Martin (Meredith) Sherman, Ed Bryant, and David (Anastasia) Bryant; one sister, Barbara Kruley; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and longtime companion June Alkunous.A memorial gathering will be held at Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services chapel, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers; 239-694-4121 on Sunday, June 28, 2009 from 1 to 2 pm, with a memorial service starting at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL, 33908; 239-492-4673.

The News-Press, 2/19/2009--Roger G. Sherman, 61, of the Gateway community in Fort Myers, FL passed away on Friday, February 13, 2009. He was born on May 6, 1947 in Bainbridge, New York, to Elvira Sherman Tompkins and Frederick William Sherman. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Kathleen Ann; two sons, Gavin Edward and Geoffrey Gordon; his two brothers and three sisters, Carolyn Sherman, Mary Sherman Wilder, Joan Sherman Antonello, William Sherman and Richard Sherman; a special aunt, Geri Sherman Martin and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Roger retired from the AAA Auto Club South after 33 years of dedicated service. He began his career in 1978 and later entered their management training program. Upon completion he served as Division Manager of the Tallahassee branch office, then District Manager of the Fort Myers and Naples branches. Throughout his life, Roger strove to enhance the lives of his fellow man. He served literally hundreds of thousands of individuals over his three decades of AAA service. Additionally, he championed the cause of youth soccer in the area, enriching the lives of thousands of our youth. One of his most notable achievements was his procurement of funding for a soccer/community activity complex which was named in his honor. He also served on several Boards of Directors to enhance the quality of life of his neighbors. Roger was an avid athlete - notably a fierce tennis player. Winning or losing, Roger was always chivalrous, and his opponents and partners had an equally enjoyable time. In all he did, Roger was a team player who never gave up, even over the course of his long struggle with renal cancer. Although he is no longer with us, his legacy continues in the lives of all those who have been touched by his kindness and tenacity. A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at the Riverside Baptist Church, 8660 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, with Mr. William Van Helden officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Gateway Golf and Country Club, 11360 Championship Drive, Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Roger Sherman's name to either St. Jude Children's Hospital (http://www.stjude.org) or The Kidney Cancer Association (www.kidneycancer.org). Inurnment will be privately administered by Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery.

FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Oct. 29, 1927--Funeral services for Betty Sherouse, 10 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sherouse, who died Thursday night were held at the home of her parents 2620 Laura ave. yesterday afternoon by the Rev. M. E. Myers.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, May 5, 1999 -- Carlisle LaGrange 'Cobby' Sherouse, 85, of Fort Myers, died Friday, May 21, 1999, in Fort Myers. The youngest child of Lewis Marion and Cornelia A. Sherouse, he was born October 5, 1913, in Reddick, Fla. He moved to Fort Myers in 1914 with his family. Mr. Sherouse's grandfather, Edgar Smith, became Thomas Edison's gardener, and young Cobby learned to swim in Fort Myers' first swimming pool on the grounds of the Edison Estate. Mr. Sherouse was a graduate of Lee County High School, Class of '34, where he played varsity football and baseball. In addition to assisting his parents in their grocery business, he was a skilled nurseryman. His hobbies included fishing and spectator sports. Mr. Sherouse had been a resident of Shady Rest Nursing Home since 1974. He will always be remembered for his warm and affectionate spirit by all who knew him. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Ned Hammond of Alexandria, La., and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at the City of Fort Myers Cemetery, with the Reverend Al Beck officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 3, 1963 - Clarence W. Sherouse, 67, 3721 Bell St., died yesterday afternoon in Bay Pines Veterans Hospital. He had been a resident here for the past 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Onie K. Sherouse, Fort Myers; daughters, Mrs. E. L. (Winfred) Hays, Elmhurst, Ill., Mrs. Joyce Hawkins, Mrs. James (Carrie) Taylor, Fort Myers; brothers, Cyril Sherouse, Miami; Carlos M. Sherouse, Denver, Colo.; sisters, Mrs. R. C. Moss, Tice, Mrs. Harry W. Morrow, page Park; and three grandchildren. He was a member of the Edgewood Methodist Church and a veteran of World War I. Funeral arrangements by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home. Note: Burial in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens, Lee County, FL Born at Smithville, Marion County, FL

The Miami News, 22 June, 1985-- Cyril M. (Red) Sherouse 72, of Miami on June 21, 1985 following a brief illiness. Came to Miami in 1937 from his native Ft. Myers,FL. He was employed in aircraft & home decorations industries & for many years was a Orange Bowl Scorekeeper. Survived by his loving wife of 48 years Mary Allen Sherouse of Miami, daughter Carole Morris of Orlando, & by his son Mark Allen Sherouse of Dallas,TX; two grandchildren and one brother.A memorial service will held at the First Christian Church of North Dade 175 NW 128th St. Family request that donations be made to the First Christian Church & Hospice, Inc 111 NW 10 Ave. Miami, FL. Burial: Miami Dade Co., FL

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 30, 1945-- John M. Sherouse, 73, died at 1912 Broadway yesterday morning. He was formerly in the grocery business here. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. R. C. Moss and Mrs. H. W. Marrow of Fort Myers; three sons, Clarence W. Sherouse of Fort Myers, Carlos M. Sherouse of Englewood, Colo., and Cpl. Cyril M. Sherouse, enroute to the Pacific; two brothers, L. M. Sherouse of Fort Myers and T. C. Sherouse of Nocatee; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Denham of Reddick, Fla., and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Edgewood Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert Weaver will officiate. He will be assisted by the Rev. J. H. Culpepper. The following will act as pallbearers; active, James B. Roberts, Dreyfus LaMon, Leon Williams, Earl Hendry, Elmer Davies and John L. Reeser; honorary, John M. Boring, O. B. Blount, N. L. Wine, J. F. Inginger and R. Percy Jones. Interment will be in the Fort Myers cemetery. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements.

Ft. Myers Newspress Nov 1988 - Katie ( Onie) I. Sherouse 94, passed away Sunday in South West Regional Medical Center She was born in Fort Odgen, FL.and has been a lifetime resident of Ft. Myers. She was a member of the Edgewood United Methodist Church . She is survived three daughters Winnie Long of North Fort Myers, Joyce Geoffrot and Carrie Taylor of Fort Myers; five grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am. Friday at the Chapel of Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with the Rev. Wallace Spillman,of the Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating. Friends may visit from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home 1589 Colonial Blvd. Burial in Memorial Gardens private. She was the wife of Clarence Winifred  Sherouse. The daughter of Steven Sloan and Caroline ( Carrie ) Williams of Ft Ogden DeSoto County, FL

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 25, 1953-- Lewis Marion Sherouse, 79, died at his home, 215 Second St., yesterday afternoon after a lingering illness. Sherouse came to Fort Myers in 1944 from Marion County and was in the grocery business here until he retired in 1944 because of ill health. Sherouse was born Aug. 12, 1873 at McMeekin, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Cornelia Annette Sherouse; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Heath and Mrs. J. G. Jeffcoat of Fort Myers and Mrs. L. J. Moriarty of Alexandria, La.; three sons, Kenneth B. of Miami, R. Leroy of Tampa and Carlisle (Cobby) of Fort Myers; a sister, Mrs. Mae Denham of Reddick; a brother, Tom C. Sherouse of Nocatee; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A fourth son was the late L. Edgar Sherouse. Active pallearers will be his grandsons and nephews. Funeral arrangements by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.

Miami Herald, September 14, 2007 - Mary (Allen) Sherouse, July 22, 1920-September 9, 2007. She was born in Savannah, the daughter of Joseph and Portia Allen. She was raised in Frost proof and Ft. Myers, and in 1936 married Cyril Mark Sherouse. The couple moved to Miami, where they resided the next 47 years, were employed, and raised a family. Mary was employed at Eastern Airlines, McCrory's, and later at Miami Shores Realty, and attended First Christian Church. In 1985, Cyril passed away, and she moved to Pembroke Pines. Greatly beloved by her family and many friends, she is survived by her daughter Carole Sherouse Morris and grand-daughter Alexis Cristina Morris of Weston and by her son Mark Allen Sherouse of Missoula, MT and grand- daughters Rebecca Leigh Sherouse of San Francisco and Rachel Laura Sherouse of Washington, DC. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 15, 2PM, at Parkway Christian Church, 1200 S. Flamingo Road, Davie, FL, 954-476-0020. Arrangements with T.M. RALPH Funeral Home SAWGRASS/WESTON, 371 NW 136th Ave, Sunrise. (954) 587-6888 www.tmralph.com To visit this Guest Book Online, go to www.MiamiHerald.com/obituaries.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 22, 1936--Mrs. Pearl L. Sherouse, 60-year-old Fort Myers resident, died early yesterday morning at the Lee Memorial hospital after an emergency operation. She had been ill for some time. Mrs. Sherouse had lived on Seminole avenue in East End for the past year and had a wide circle of friends in Fort Myers. Mrs. Sherouse is survived by her husband, John M. Sherouse, three sons, C. W., C. M. and Carlos, two daughters, Mrs. Harry W. Morrow and Mrs. Clyde Ross, two brothers, L. I. Smith of Tampa and A. M. Smith of Farmville, Va., and two sisters, Mrs. I. M. Hinson of Whiteville, N.C. and Mrs. L. M. Sherouse of Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Edgewood Methodist church with the Rev. H. L. Wiggins officiating. The pallbearers will be J. C. Sumner, J. P. Underwood, Russell W. Underwood, J. F. Infinger, Clarence Clutz and O. B. Blount. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of arrangements.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sunday, Sept. 24, 1978-- Robert L. Sherouse, 74, of 307 East Emma Ave., Tampa, died Saturday. He is survived by his wife,Virginia;two daughers, Jo Lynne Rundle and Peggy L. McNab; two sisters, Dorothy H. Obrecht of Ft. Myers and Nellie S. Hammond; of LA, one brother, Carlisle L. Sherouse, of Ft. Myers:3 grandchildren and 2 great-grand-children. The funeral will be Monday at the F. T. Blount Funeral Home, 5101 Nebraska Ave., Tampa.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 13-15, 2013 - Marie Rutledge Sherrick, 95, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 9th, at Angel Works of Cape Coral, FL. She was the last surviving child of Lee County pioneers James and Martha Rutledge. Marie was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Paul Sherrick, a long-time local merchant. She was a member and active supporter of the First Assembly of God Church. She is survived by three children: Elaine Carson (Larry) of Jacksonville, FL, Jake Sherrick (Janice) of Tampa, FL and Gail Fous (Gregg) of Ft Myers as well as her six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM Monday December 16th at First Assembly of God Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to First Assembly of God, 4701 Summerlin Rd, Fort Myers FL 33919 or Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers FL 33908. Please visit  www.Harvey-Engelhardt.com to view and leave condolences.

Fort Myers News-Press - February 7, 2007 - William H. (Bill) Sherrod, Jr., 65, of Felda, peacefully went to be with the Lord at home with his family by his side on February 4, 2007. Bill was born on May 4, 1941 in Inverness, FL to the late William Horace Sherrod and Grace Mildred Roberts Sherrod. Bill was a devoted husband to his wife of 26 years, Carey Campbell Sherrod, and a loving father to son William L. Sherrod, II, of Los Angeles, CA, and daughters Bethany (Bruce) Corbitt of LaBelle, FL, and Suzanne (Charles) Nickerson of Bonita Springs, FL. He is also survived by his mother Grace Mildred Roberts Sherrod, his brother Phillip (Susan) Sherrod, sister Jane (Lynn) Wood and other extended family, church family, and friends.Bill graduated from the University of Florida with B.S. and M.S. degrees in agriculture. He served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy piloting helicopters which nurtured his life-long passion for flying. He enjoyed sharing his love of aviation with others as a flight instructor while pursuing an extensive career in agriculture. Bill was an elder and active member of Life Ministries Church in LaBelle, FL. The most important part of Bill's life was his family.A celebration of Bill's life will be held Saturday, February 10th, 10 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Immokalee, 1411 Lake Trafford Road. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to Life Ministries Church designated for the building fund, P.O. Box 1584, LaBelle, FL 33975.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 16, 2004 - Harold Nelson Sheuy, born in Dubuque, September 28, 1930 passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on April 13, 2004. Beloved husband of Carmela, father of Monica (Jim) Liguari, Wonderlake, IL, Frank DiMaria of Alva, Al Shuey of Lehigh, Luciana (Jack) Scarpelli of Algonquin, IL; grandfather (PaPa) to Shaun, Michelle, Kevin, Idamarie and Anthony, great-grandfather of (2). Survived by one sister Betty of Loves Park, IL, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Harvey (Doc) Shuey and mother Helen (Salvisberg). Served with proud destinction in the United States Marine Corps for 10 years. Veteran of the Korean War and surviving (POW) Harold went on th serve the Postal Service for 30 years. After retiring from the Postal Service, relocating to Alva, FL with his wife, found Harold working as a driver/instructor for Lee County School Bus Service. Master Mason and an active member of the Ft. Myers Shrine Number 4 (POWS). Harold's greatest accomplishments was the many Christmas wishes he fulfilled protraying Santa Claus. Services will be held at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 705 East Leeland Heights Blvd., Lehigh Acres at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hope Hospice Red Team, 205 East Joel Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL 33972. Thank-you Harold for being responsible for Alva receiving Postal Home Delivery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - November 28, 1960 Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Shevitski died Saturday. Survivors in addition to parents are two brothers, Mark and Glenn, sisters Regina, Josephine Elizabeth and Nancy Jane Shevitski of Fort Myers, grandparents Mrs. Walter Bartz of Buffalo, N.Y., E. R. Shevitski, Pa., and Mrs. Frank Gay of Fort Myers. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Fort Myers Cemetery with Father Patrick Slevin officiating. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

     Fort Myers News-Press, December 3, 2010 - Thelma Mae (Gay) Shevitski, 80 of Fort Myers died Saturday, November 29, 2010. Born in Holopaw, FL, she had been a resident of Lee County since childhood. Thelma was known and loved by all for her love of family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Serena Gay, her husband Robert and son Glenn. Surviving are her children, Mark, Regina (Herman) Melzer, Jo Beth Tyler, Nancy, and Rex (Danette) Shevitski, her brother James (Buddy) Gay and wife Geri, daughter-in-law, Barbara Shevitski and all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thelma was a true humanatarian, graduating from Fort Myers High School in 1948 where she was voted most athletic. She was a devoted member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, a member of the Pioneer Club of Lee County, a leader of both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, and an avid volunteer with the citizens on patrol for the Fort Myers Police Department Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 6, at 10:30 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will take place in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, on Sunday from 5 to 7 PM.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 28, 2008 - William H. Shields, 79, of Fort Myers, FL passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice House on July 24, 2008. Born and raised in Tennessee, he graduated from Maryville College in 1951 where he met his wife. He went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee Law School in 1953. he proudly practiced law for over 36 years, first in the U.S. Army, then in Tennessee before moving to Fort Myers in 1963 where he helped establish a successful law firm. Mr. Shields was dedicated to his work, his family and helping others. he was a proud member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Fort Myers. However, he found time to enjoy life and was passionate about countless activities. Some of his greatest pleasures were experienced in Ashe County, NC where he and his wife spent many wonderful summers after their retirement. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean P. Shields; one sister, Barbara Shields Thurmer, of Alcoa, Tennessee; two beloved children, David William Shields of Wantage, NJ and Kathy Jean Shields of Tampa, FL; daughter-in-law Kimberly Ann Shields; grandson, Devon Michael Wilson; three nieces and one nephew. Visitation will be held at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR 82, Fort Myers, FL 33913 on Wednesday, July 30th at 10:00 AM followed by an 11:00 AM memorial service. A private burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be donated to Hope Hospice House, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908; the First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second St., Fort Myers, FL 33901 or a charity of your choice. Bill Shields was a loving husband, a dedicated father and a wonderful man who was very active in the Fort Myers community. He will be greatly missed by all.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 19, 2005 - Elizabeth Brown Shikany 73, of Bonita Springs, FL passed away Sunday, April 17, 2005 at the Estero Life Care Center. Betty had been a resident of Bonita Springs since 1978 coming from Coral Gables, FL. She was born October 30, 1931 in Gainesville, FL a daughter of the late Judge William F. and Margaret (Dyal) Brown, Jr. She graduated from Ponce de Leon High School and attended the University of Georgia. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity. Betty and her husband Walter were married on June 24, 1950 at the Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables. In 1978, they moved to Bonita Springs and opened Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home which they have operated as a family owned business since. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Walter R. Shikany, Sr.; four children, Walter R. Shikany, Jr. (Terri) of South Miami, FL, Sharon E. Shikany-Demore (Tom) of Coconut Creek, FL; Gary A. Shikany of Bonita Springs, FL and William B. Shikany (Liz) of Bonita Springs, FL; five grandchildren, Walter R. Shikany, III, Michael Shikany, Christopher T. Green, William J. Shikany and Megan M. Shikany; brother, William D. Brown (Karen) of Tallahassee, FL, five nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Imand. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 10:00 AM at St. Leo Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in Naples Memorial Gardens. Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home 28300 Tamiami Tr. So. Bonita Springs, FL.
     Fort Myers News-Press, September 26, 2012 - Raymond Shilka, 84, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday September 23, 2012. Ray was the devoted, beloved, and loving husband of June for 60 years. He is survived by children Wayne (Roxane), and Jackie (Robert), and grandchildren Catie, Chelsea, and Edward. He is preceded in death by daughter Judy. Ray touched the lives of countless others and his warmth, humor, and friendship will be missed terribly. Born and raised in Milwaukee and West Allis, WI Ray was a WWII Navy Veteran. He and June raised their children in Medinah, IL while he enjoyed a rewarding career with Commonwealth Edison. They have been residents of Fort Myers for the past 24 years. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 12777 State Road 82 Ft. Myers, FL 33913 on Thursday, September 27, 2012from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. Private entombment service will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery on Friday.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 24, 1932 - Walter S. Shine, resident of Sanibel for 11 years, was killed late Sunday night in an automobile accident on the main road of the island. A coroner's jury yesterday returned a verdict charging Albert S. Willis, owner and driver of the car with driving in a reckless mannner while under the influence of liquor. Willis was arrested by Deputy Roy Larson and was released by Coroner Frank Bailey on his own recognizance for appearance before County Jude L. Y. Redwine this morning. Shine, Willis and T.M. Wiles, jr., were said to have been riding at a speed estimated at 40 to 50 miles an hour when the accident occurred on a curve near the community hall directly in front of the home of Frank Marvin. Willis was said to have lost control of the machine, which careened along the road for several hundred feet before it crashed into a tree and overturned. Shine was pinned beneath the machine. Marvin and his son Lavern, using their own automobile, pulled the Willis car from Shine's body. They said he breathed once or twice and died. He was found to have suffered a fracture of the skull at the base of the brain. There were indications of a broken neck and internal injuries. Shine was 42 years old.--FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 14, 1932--Two sisters yesterday gazed upon the face of their dead brother whom they had not seen for more than 10 years and definitely identified him as Walter N. Shine. The casket containing the body was exhumed from a shallow grave in a shell mound cemetery on Sanibel Island where it had lain for seven months. Mr. Shine was killed in an automobile accident last May. Ten years ago the brother had left his North Carolina home to come to Florida, leaving behind his parents, a wife and a son, in addition to the two sisters. Nothing had been heard of him by his relatives since that time until recently their attention was called to newspaper accounts of his death. The sisters, Miss Clara and Miss Lucy Shine, had expressed doubt that the casket buried in the Sanibel cemetery contained the remains of their brother and insisted upon seeing the body. Last night the body was placed aboard a train bound for Saison, N. C., near Rocky Mounty, where it will be buried in the family plot. L. W. Engelhardt & Sons was in charge of the exhumation, the sisters making the trip to the island with the undertaker on the morning ferry. They stood by and watched as the grave was opened, the casket removed and its lid taken off for identification. The sisters accompanied the body of their brother last night. They arrived here a few days ago and immediately sought a permit from the state bureau of vital statistics for exhuming the body. Mr. Shine, who had made many friends on the island and mainland during his 10 years of residence, was buried without any facts concerning his earlier life being known here. Even his closest acquaintances said at the time of his death that he had never mentioned his relatives. The sisters were reticent when asked why their brother had left North Carolina. Albert S. Willis, driver of the car involved in the accident, was bound over to the grand jury following the accident but the recent grand jury failed to indict him after hearing the evidence.
     Rosa Lee Shipp, 59, of 2774 Blake Street, died Thursday morning. She came to Fort Myers 35 years ago from DeLand and was a member of the Mt Olive A.M.E. Church, Eastern Star and Tranquille Temple, No., Chapter No 44 Order of the Elks. She is survived by her husband, Naamon Shipp; five sisters, Mrs. Eartha Ordley and Mrs. Phyllis Covington of DeLand, Mrs. Annie Moore and Inez Cathy of Cocoa, and. Mattie Williams of Fort Myers. Funeral service will be Sunday at the Mount Olive A.M.E. Church at 2:30 p.m. with Rev A.M. Scott officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Baker's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 13, 2013 - Helga Antonia (Hansen) Shirley passed from death to eternal life on February 8, 2013 in Pt. Charlotte, FL. She was born on December 9, 1922 to Alexandra and Anton Hansen in Hampton, IA. She was the second youngest of six Iowa farm children. Helga's parents, brother Erhardt, sisters Evelyn and Arla predeceased her leaving sisters Riggie and Elizabeth. Helga attended school in Hampton, graduating high school and attended teachers college in Iowa Falls. She had the privilege of teaching in a one room school house in Hampton in the 1940's on November 29, 1944. Helga married Irving Shirley in Mexico, reaffirming their vows when they moved to Iowa to make her parents happy. She worked as a bookkeeper of Bupane Company in Cedar Rapids, IA during which time her only child Kevin was born. The family moved to Ft. Myers, FL in 1965 where they immediately joined Redeemer Lutheran Church. Helga went on to work at the Ft. Myers News Press where she retired after more than 20 years. Her longest residence was at Presbyterian Apartments where she lived for more than 24 years. Helga is survived by her son Kevin, grandchildren Jason, Kyle, Brittany, Leslie and two beautiful great grandchildren. Her husband, Irving predeceased her in 1973. She dearly loved her family and her church and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Helga's life will be held at the Redeemer Lutheran Church on Friday, February 15, 2013 beginning at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends from 11 am - 1 pm. Burial will follow the celebration at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to view Shirley's life tribute and leave a condolence to the family.

       Fort Myers News-Press, 12 Jan 2007-- John Wise Shoemaker, who lived most of his life in Fort Myers, died Wednesday, January 10, 2007. John was born on March 5, 1923, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Ruth Kyle Shoemaker and John W. Shoemaker and moved with his family to Fort Myers in 1925. He attended local schools and during those years he played clarinet in local bands. On graduation from Fort Myers High School in 1941, he attended the Navy School of Music in Washington, D.C. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. John married Jacqueline Holst on September 30, 1945, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Fort Myers 61 years ago. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in geology and worked as a petroleum geologist in Texas and Louisiana until returning to Fort Myers, where he worked in the land title business and later as a real estate broker. John was a past member of Kiwanis, a life member of the Elks Club Lodge #1288, a member of the Pioneer Club of Lee County, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, the Calusa Nature Center, the Edison Pageant of Light Lamplighters and the Royal Palm Yacht Club. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church where he taught Sunday School and served as a member of the Vestry. Music continued to be an important part of John's life, and he played his clarinet with various groups throughout the area. One of his greatest joys was to go fishing at every opportunity. One of his greatest satisfactions was that he got to travel to every country in the world on his "must see" list, and he loved reliving those many trips through scrapbooks and souvenirs. John is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, his son and daughter-in-law, John Kyle and Carolyn L. Shoemaker, four grandchildren, John Matthew Shoemaker, Marilla J. Shoemaker, Meghan K. Shoemaker and Mackenzie Kyle Shoemaker, his uncle and aunt, Fred and Peggy Sheppard and family, his brother-in-law, Jack Holst, Jr. and his wife, Louetta, nephews and nieces Nick and Suzanne Armeda and family, Johnny Ken and Jane Willis and family, Garry and Yuki Willis and family, Diane and Jim Geater and family, Louetta and Gary Muller and family, Mamie Holst, and a cousin, Beth Alderman and family. He was predeceased by two sisters, Vula Armeda and Mary Kate Allen. The family will receive friends from 5-7 at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home at 1600 Colonial Boulevard on Friday, January 12th. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 2 PM Saturday, January 13th at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2635 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, with Fr. Philip D. Read II, SSC, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Hope Hospice or to St. Luke's Church.

    Fort Myers News-Press, August 17-21, 2011 - Susan Lloyd Shoemaker, an honored educator in the Lee County schools, died August 7, 2011 at her home in Alva. She was 69. Susan devoted her life to giving children and youth a strong foundation. Her efforts won her a number of awards, but Susan measured her success by the scores of young lives she changed. She was a teacher, a counselor, and a mentor to younger educators who would follow her path. She devoted 47 years to education - first in New York, then in Ohio, and, for more than three decades, in Lee County. She was a finalist for the Golden Apple Award numerous times and was selected as Lee County Counselor of the Year at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Susan was born in Elmira, NY, just 22 days after the Pearl Harbor attack. While her father, Donald W. Shoemaker, served as a Navy officer in the Pacific, Susan and her mother Adele lived on her maternal grandparents' farm near Indianapolis. The family made a number of corporate moves as Susan grew up; she graduated from Atherton High School in Louisville, KY; attended the University of New York of Rochester; earned her B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Cortland; an M.Ed. from the University of Akron and an M.S. in counseling from the University of South Florida.  Susan is survived by her husband, Edward Pritchard; a brother, John Raymond, of Webster, NY; and a sister, Jane Perry, of Mooresville, NC. A celebration of Susan's life will be held at Island Coast High School, 2125 De Navarra Parkway, Cape Coral at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 21, 2011. Memorial gifts may be made to Take Stock In Children.  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, 1 Aug 2007-- Melissa Jill Esckilsen Shook, age 31 of Fort Myers, FL and graduate of Estero High School in 1994, was a beloved Mother, daughter, sister, and granddaughter. She was known to all as a happy, vibrant, beautiful young woman. All who met Melissa fell instantly in love with her and her contagious smile.She is survived by her three children, Joseph Ray Shook, II, Kaylee Jill Shook, and Kronos Magnusson Shook; her Mother Debbie Smith and Step-father Steve; her Father Gary Esckilsen and Step-mother Teresa; her three sisters Jodi Vidaurri (Rey and Maci), Brandy and Stephanie Ireland; Grandmother Alice White; Step-grandmothers Ann Esckilsen, Joyce Smith, and Dorothea Parker; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; also, her dear friend Justin Castagner. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Roscoe and Leona Esckilsen, and grandfather William White. There will be a memorial service held for Melissa at 11am on Saturday, August 4, 2007 at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church located at 19680 Cypress View Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33967. The family will be receiving guests one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of her three children can be made to the Steve and Debbie Smith at Heitman Financial Center, 1530 Heitman St, Fort Myers, FL 33901, for the benefit of the Shook Children. For more information contact Wachovia Bank at (239)332-1899.Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home 992-4982

Fort Myers News-Press Oct 12, 2007 Scott Matthew Shore, 38 of Fort Myers died Tuesday, October 9, 2007. He had been a lifetime resident of Fort Myers and was a graduate of Fort Myers High School. Scott was an owner of Metron Surveying and Mapping. Surviving are his wife, Kim, children, Caylee, Colton and Leanne, Step-children, Corinne and Ellie Bowden, mother, Linda Hadsock, sister, Jennifer Fisher and brother, Kevin Shore. A life celebration memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 20th at 3:00 PM at the Living Word Family Church, 519 West Street, Naples, FL. Kiser Funeral Home 481-4341.

 The Fort Myers Press, March 16, 1923 - Mrs. Josephine Smith Shultz, highly respected and much beloved pioneer resident of Fort Myers, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. E. Heitman, First and Jackson Streets at 7 a.m. Friday morning. Death was due to pneumonia. She had been ill several days and Thursday morning when symptoms of pneumonia developed. Those at her bedside when she died were: her devoted son Martin Shultz, and daughter, Mrs. H. E. Heitman; Mrs. Shultz's granddaughter, Miss Lorraine Heitman; her sister, Mrs. C. W. Long of Chicago; and her niece, Mrs. N. R. Garrison of Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Shultz, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas O. Smith of Jersey City, N.J., was born there on August 26, 1849. At the age of seventeen she was unanimously appointed to be the principal of the public schools of Jersey City, a marked distinction and high honor for one of her youth. With great credit she held that responsible position until August 30, 1873 when she married George Renton Shultz of Newark, N.J. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Shultz came to South Florida, being among the first settlers in Lee County. They made their home at Punta Rassa until a few years ago, where Mr. Shultz for years served as the operator at the Western Union's cable station and at Punta Rassa he was the proprietor of a fashionable hotel at which were guests of renown from this and other countries. Mrs. Schultz, a prominent resident of this community for half a century had much to do with the upbuilding of Fort Myers and of Lee County. She numbered her friends by he acquaintances and took much interest in every activity looking to the betterment of the community.

    Fort Myers News-Press, July 24, 2011 - Nancy Lee Shultz (Johnson), 55, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away July 23, 2011. She was born February 17, 1956 in Gary, Indiana the daughter of Houston and Mary (Mundy) Johnson.  She worked for the Cape Coral Police Department for 23 years. She was a member of the Police Benevolent Association and also the Property and Evidence Association of Florida. Nancy was a fun loving lady and had a wonderful sense of humor. She also was very generous and giving. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her loving husband and soul mate, Harvey Shultz of Cape Coral, FL, children Cammie Scott-Donohue, and Darrick (Tina) Shultz, mother Mary "Janet" Johnson, 3 sisters, Brenda (Thomas) Finnerty, Sharon (Allan) Breyfogle, and Sandra (Stephen) Powell, brother Daniel (Debbie) Johnson, 4 grandchildren, Deshaun, Alexander, Hannah, and Abigail, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends. A celebration of Nancy's life will be on Tuesday at 1:00 PM at Cape Christian Fellowship, 2110 Chiquita Blvd S., Cape Coral. Entombment will immediately follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Nancy's loving memory may be made to Hope Hospice or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation . 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, November 6, 2010 - Bertha Mae Montgomery Shurte, who passed away on September 28, 2010, just short of her 97th birthday, wanted her tombstone to simply read "A Teacher". Mrs. Shurte taught for over fifty years in New Mexico, Florida and California. Born October 23, 1913, in Fordoche, LA, to James Montgomery and Maude Ringer Montgomery, Mrs. Shurte graduated in six years from high school and college, due to her father's pending death from tuberculosis. She received an A.B. degree from what is now Western New Mexico University in Silver City in 1933 where she was honored as a Distinguished Alumni. After her father´s death, she supported herself and her mother by teaching in bi-lingual, one room schoolhouses in Cooney Canyon (near Silver City), New Mexico, while also serving as the school bus driver. During WWII, she moved to Long Beach, CA, working for the Red Cross. While returning from a vacation at Yosemite, she met her future husband, Robert Glen Shurte, who was on leave from the Seabees. Married in 1945, Bob and Bertha Mae moved to St. Petersburg, FL where both children were born: James Edward Shurte (who returned to Florida to care for his Mother in 2001) and Rosemary Dee Shurte Tisch (who lives with her family in California). In California, Bertha Mae taught as a second grade teacher in the Alamo School District (near San Francisco) and the Goleta School District. After receiving her Master's in Library Science from the University of Southern California in 1963, she worked as a school librarian and reading specialist. In 1970 the couple returned to Florida where Mrs. Shurte worked in a number of private and public schools, her last being Sanibel School. The Shurte´s attended the Cape Coral First United Methodist Church. Her beloved husband of 57 years, Bob, died in July 22, 2001, in the home he built for them. She is survived by her son (a teacher), daughter, and two grandchildren, Leslie Marie and Melinda Anne Tisch who reside in California. To honor her love of teaching and reading, the family suggests that if you know is a child take a moment and read to them sometime today. If there isn't please make a donation to a library serving children. A private service will be held. Arrangements by Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home.

   Fort Myers News-Press, April 15, 2012 - James William Sibert, age 93, a resident of Cypress Cove in Fort Myers, passed away as a result of complications of a fractured pelvis. Born in Indianapolis, IN, he graduated from Anderson College in Anderson, IN in 1940. He entered the U.S. Army Flying Cadet Program and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on May 29, 1941. On June 11, 1942, he was on mission dropping the first American bombs in the European Theater. Prior to completion of 32 combat missions in the Middle East Theater, he was promoted to Major and Squadron Commander. He was awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Presidential Unit Citation. Following military service he earned two graduate degrees at Indiana University. He returned to Anderson College as Chairman of the Physical Education Department. In 1951, he was appointed Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prior to retirement in 1972, he was Senior Resident Agent at Hyattsville, MD, where he supervised 22 agents. He and another agent witnessed the autopsy of President Kennedy at Bethesda, MD. In 1972, he moved from Maryland to Cape Coral and later to Cypress Cove at Health Park in Ft Myers in 1999. He was President of the National Alumni Association of Anderson College from 1970 to 1972. He was a member of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, and the 376th Heavy Bomb Group Veteran's Association. His beloved wife of 62+ years, Esther G. Sibert, died in 2005. He is survived by a son, Robert W. Sibert and his wife Debby of Oak Hill, VA; three grandchildren: David W. Sibert and his wife Kelly of Kaneohe, HI; Karen M. Brown and her husband Peter of Leesburg, VA; and Stephen M. Sibert of Newport News, VA; and two great granddaughters: Zoe Elizabeth Brown and Rilynn Grace Brown. A small graveside service was held at Lee Memorial Park on April 9, 2012. A memorial service and reception to celebrate his life will be held at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Ft. Myers, FL on April 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

Fort Myers News-Press Sep 29, 2009 Clarence E. "Gene" or "Papa Gene" Sibley, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF, retired of N. Ft. Myers; age 77 died September 12, 2009. Born April 14, 1932 in Alma, GA. He was a Lee County resident since 1933. He is preceded in death by wife Judith Hager of Ft. Myers (deceased '97); by parents Louis F. Sibley, Sr. (deceased '48) and Berah Rennolds Lamb (deceased '02); by brothers: Louis F. Sibley Jr. "Mike" (deceased '94) (Joy) of Lawrenceville, GA and Wilson R. Sibley Sr. (deceased '08) (Barbara) of N. Ft. Myers. He is survived by two children, Cheryl Ann (Rick) Joyce of N. Ft. Myers and David Eugene (Jama) Sibley of Malabar; grandchildren Zachary James and Elijah Jacob Joyce of Tampa; brother, Charles Sibley, III, (Sue) of Gainesville. Raised and educated in Lee County; graduated from Ft. Myers High School in '50. He attended Stetson U. 1950-52, leaving to enlist in the USAF. He spent a year in the Florida National Guard at Daytona Beach and 27 years in the USAF as a Photo (Imagery) Interpreter. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal (Merit), the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal (with oak leaf clusters). He invented two camera mounts for employment on Special Operations aircraft for which Letters Patent were issued. He was awarded an Associate in Applied Science -Imagery Analysis (AAS) Degree from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Geography) from the REGENTS EXTERNAL DEGREE Program at the University of the State of New York. After retirement from the USAF, he entered graduate school at UF Gainesville; transferred to USF, Ft. Myers campus and was awarded a Masters of Education (Med). As a youth he was an Eagle Scout with Bronze, Gold and Silver Palms. He earned 63 merit badges and as an adult scout, served units in Puerto Rico, Louisiana, England, Thailand, Florida, and Germany. He was awarded the Silver Beaver by the Gulf Coast Council, BSA; was a 3-bead Wood Badge Scout; and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. Second career was as a teacher at the Lee County Alternative Learning Center and Lehigh Acres Middle School. Gene retired from teaching in '94. He was a member of North Shore Alliance Church. He served in numerous positions. Visitation 11:30 AM Saturday October 3, 2009, followed by 12:00(Noon) Memorial Service at the National Cremation and Burial Society, 3453 Hancock Bridge Parkway, N. Ft. Myers, FL. Inurnment at a later date at Bushnell National Cemetery

  Fort Myers News-Press May 7, 2008 Wilson R. Sibley Sr. departed this world for a better place without pain and suffering on May 2, 2008. Wison was born in Alma, Georgia to Louis F. Sibley and Berah Rennolds. He moved to Fort Myers as a three (3) year old. He graduated from the Fort Myers High School in 1948.Wilson is survived by his wife of fifty four (54) years Barbara Hager Sibley and two sons. Wilson R. (Bill) Sibley Jr. and Kenneth E (Ken) Sibley (Barb) and grandson Nicholas (Nick) Wesner (Kayla). He was preceded in death by daughter Leslie Ann Dana. He is also survived by his brother Charles L. Sibley (Sue) and Clarence E. (Gene) Sibley.Wilson served in the United States Air Force for 20 years. He also retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a avid gardener and enthusiastic pilot who loved to take people for rides. He was a member of the VFW Post 10127 and American Legion Post 38. He was a Charter member of Suncoast Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at Suncoast Baptist Church May 8th 2008 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Ralph Williams Officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Suncoast Baptist Church.Arrangements by National Cremation Society and Funeral Home, 3453 Hancock Bridge Parkway, N. Fort Myers, FL.

Fort Myers News-Press, Sat., March 21, 1936--Mrs. Walter(Lida) Siebert, 44-year old resident of Omaha, Neb., died late Thursday night after a short illness at the home of her brohter, Floyd Moraine on Second street. Mrs. Siebert came to Fort Myers two weeks ago for a visit and was taken ill shortly after her arrival. The body will be taken to Omaha for burial services and interment. Mrs. Siebert is survived by a daughter, Joyce, a son William, her mother, Mrs. Alfred Moraine, three brothers, Arden, Verin and Floyd, and four sisters, Mrs. C. L. Hallock, Mrs. William Ferguson, Mrs. Frank Minikers and Mrs. Rex Beck of Omaha. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of arrangements.
     Journal & Courier, November 25 - 27, 2012 - Carolyn Ada (Baer) Siegle, 84, of North Fort Myers, Florida passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2012. She was born on November 13, 1928 in Remington, Indiana to Karl and Sarah Fehl Baer. Mrs. Siegle moved to the area in 2001 from Goodland, Indiana. She was a member of the Red Hats Society, and a life long member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her loving family including her children, Cheryle Siegle Wendt of Cape Coral, FL, H. Sarece Siegle of Annapolis, Maryland , Ronald Siegle of North Fort Myers, Wayne Siegle, Jr; Max Siegle; Carol (Siegle) Gilstrap; and Theodore Siegle. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Dean Siegle. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:30pm on Monday, November 26, 2012 at Apostolic Christian Church, 2801 Rustic Lane, North Fort Myers, FL 33917. Entombment will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 22, 2005 - Wayne Dean Siegle, 82, of N. Ft. Myers, FL passed away Monday, June 20, 2005. Mr. Siegle was born May 30, 1923 in Cissna Park, IL, a son of the late Emil and Esther Keidel Siegle. Wayne was retired from the Transportation Industry. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Army and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was associated with the Apostolic Christian Church in N. Ft. Myers. Wayne was a Life Member of the American Legion Dept. of Indiana and the National Timberwolf Assoc. of the 104th Infantry. He is survived by his loving wife of over 58 years, Carolyn Siegle of N. Ft. Myers; his loving children, Wayne (Marcia) Siegle, Jr. of Goodland, IN, Max Siegle of Lafayette, IN, Ron Siegle of Cape Coral, FL , Ted (Veronica) Siegle of Remington, IN, Sarece (Milt) Jenkins of Severna Park, MD, Carol (Sparky) Gilstrap and Cheryle (Bill) Wendt both of Cape Coral, FL; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Evelyn (Ben) Rudin of Cissna Park, IL and Velma (Charles) Steidinger of Portage, WI.Visitation will be held Thursday, June 13, 2005 from 5-7 PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 24, 2005 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Wayne's name may be directed to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy. E., Cape Coral, FL 33909.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 20, 2001 - Julia R. Siford, 84 of Lehigh Acres, died March 18, 2001. Born in Cleveland, OH, she moved here in 1967 from Eastlake, OH. Julie leaves her Husband, Howard of Lehigh Acres. Julie is a member of American Legion Aux #38, Council of Catholic Women and St. Raphaels Catholic Church. Family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. with a wake service at 7:30 .p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Dennis Cooney at 10 a.m. on Wed, at St. Raphaels Catholic Church. Burial will follow Lee Memorial Park. Knights of Columbus will provide pallbearers. Anderson Funeral Home of Lehigh Acres, 2701 Lee Blvd.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 24, 2013 - Shirley Ann (Kaefer) Signorelli, 80, of Fort Myers, FL passed away peacefully on March 22, 2013 with her family by her side. Formerly of Pittsburgh, PA she had been a resident of Fort Myers for the past 30 years. Shirley was born July 3, 1932 in Turtle Creek, PA a daughter of the late Joseph and Hazel (Clark) Kaefer. She enjoyed many things in life, especially bingo, playing cards, working part-time for Cypress Lake Country Club at the snack bar, but most important to her was her children and family. Shirley is survived by her loving children, William J. (Cheryl) Rosipal Jr. of Lehigh Acres, FL, Shirley (Jeffrey Snyder) Rodriguez of Fort Myers, FL, Patti (Mark) Hamstra of Fort Myers, FL, Michael (Kim Bakey) Rosipal of Pittsburgh, PA, Pricilla Doyle of Ft. Myers, FL, Nicole (Brian) Mastroianni of Fort Myers, FL and Nicolas (Melissa) Signorelli Jr., Cape Coral, FL; sister Sandy Sloan of Pittsburgh, PA; 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Nicholas Carmen Anthony Signorelli Sr. in 1988 and by 7 siblings. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home, 28300 Tamiami Trail So., Bonita Springs, FL 34134. A Mass of Catholic Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Light Catholic Community, 19680 Cypress View Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33967 with Fr. Hugh McGuigan, officiating. Interment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL.

Fort Myers News-Press, August 26, 2004 - Steven Paul Silbernagel, Sr., 48 of Fort Myers, known to many of us as 'Snagel', died August 21st at Tampa General Hospital of complications from burn injuries sustained in a fuel tank explosion on July 2nd. Steve was born April 18, 1956 in Fargo, ND. He grew up in Moorhead, MN and graduated from Moorhead High School in 1974. He attended MN State Community College and completed their certified welding program. On August 27, 1977, he married Susanne Orth in Fargo. They raised their two children there and he owned and operated Snagal's Trailers from 1981 to 1993. In 1993 they moved to Fort Myers and he was employed at Ott Welding, Inc. until 2002. From January 2003 until his death, Snagal devoted his time to his son and his new business. He was a member of the West Coast Muscle Car Club of Naples, Fl. During his life, Snagal enjoyed Nascar races (Earnhardt fan to the end), working on classic cars and spending precious time with his family, grandchildren and friends. Steve will be greatly missed by his wife, his children Stephanie (Jeff) Ketterl of Minneapolis, MN and Steven Jr. of Fort Myers, two grandchildren, Annabelle HazelRae and Jeffery Wallace Ketterl Jr., his mother, Magdaline Silbernagel of Moorhead, MN, three sisters, Mary (Jerry) Naasz of Moorhead, MN, Rita (Gary) Miller and Anna (Terry) Trautmann, both of Fargo, ND, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and a large extension of friends both in Florida nd North Dakota. Memorial Services will be held Friday, August 27, at 2 pm in the Chapel at St. Andrew's Catholic Church located at 2627 Del Prado Blvd, Cape Coral. A luncheon reception will follow the Services.

  Fort Myers News-Press--Jun 28, 2006 Mary Anne Lynch Sills, 71, of Stuart, FL died Monday June 26, 2006 in Stuart, FL. Anne was born in Winter Park, FL, was a life long resident of FL and moved to Stuart, in 1970 from West Palm Beach, FL. She was a teacher for many years at J.D. Parker Elementary and was the current president of the Martin County Retired Educators Association. She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Stuart. She was predeceased by her husband Nesbitt B "Red" Sills Jr .Anne is survived by her 3 sons Tripp (Barbara) Sills of Jensen Beach, FL, Michael (Mary) Sills of Vienna, VA and Andrew (Kristina) Sills of Stuart, FL, A daughter Susan Anne (Doug) Dahlbeck of Castro Valley, CA, 9 grandchildren, Nicholas, Erin, Sara, Katy, Chris, Caitlin, Michael, Rebecca and Amanda. Visitation for friends and family will be Friday June 30, 2006 5-7pm at Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, FL. A funeral service will be held on Saturday July 1, 2006 , 11:00am at First United Methodist Church of Stuart. Interment will follow at Fernhill Memorial Gardens, Stuart, FL. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Stuart and Martin County Retired Educators Association, P.O. Box 484, Stuart, FL 34995.Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, FL.

  Fort Myers News-Press Sep 15 2009 Ruth M. Sheets Silva dies peacefully, on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Sunrise of Mount Vernon, Alexandria, VA. Born in Fort Myers, FL, the daughter of Leslie and Marguerite Sheets, on August 3, 1922. She is predeceased by her sisters Marguerite Veale and Gerry Ligon and her loving husband of 45 years Theodore Deane Silva. She is survived by sisters Leota Barco and June Knipper, sons Ted and Chuck, daughters-in-law Meg and Gabriela and grandchildren Christopher, Patrick and Stephanie. She was an avid basketball player and swimmer at Fort Myers High School and on the court of the Thomas A. Edison pageant in Fort Myers. Married in Tampa, FL on November 1, 1947, she lived the life of an Air Force wife at numerous duty stations in and outside the US, moving to Alexandria in 1965. She worked at the National Headquarters of the Arthritis Foundation and spent many hours volunteering at the Mount Vernon estate. She was devoted to her faith and a regular member of Saint Luke's Bible Study, Alexandria, VA. Her door was always open to those needing help, understanding and a place to stay.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22308. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Salvation Army or Crank's Creek Survival Center, PO Box 32, Crank's Creek, KY 40820, ATTN: Betty Simpson.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 25, 2001 - Joseph M. Simanski, 92, of Lehigh Acres, died June 23, 2001. He was born in Austria-Hungary, a son of the late Michael and Anna Simanski. He retired as a machinist and moved to the local area in 1974 from New Jersey. Joseph was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Mr. Simanski is survived by his son, Robert Simanski of Sterling, Va and his grandsons, John and Joseph Simanski of Herndon, VA. He was predeceased by his wife, Adeline in 1994. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Raphael's Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the Farley Memorial Funeral Home, 1100 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, July 17, 2010  Marie Simeone, 92, of Cape Coral passed away Sunday, July 14, 2010. She was born Dec. 26, 1917, in Corona, N.Y. She moved to Cape Coral 13 years ago from Flushing, N.Y. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. She was a loving woman, who enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her son, Peter Simeone Sr. of Fort Myers; grandchildren, Peter Simeone Jr. of Cape Coral, Maria Jacobs of Spring Hill, Fla., James Simeone, Diane Pietroforte, AnnMarie Marino all of Long Island, and Helen Sanginero of New Port Richie; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Peligrino Simeone, in June 2008. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Monday, jUly 19, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Cape Coral, with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to leave online thoughts and memories for her family. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral.

Fort Myers News-Press September 7, 2009 - Juanita Kay Simmermon, 97 of the Sanctuary at St. Paul's in South Bend passed away Thursday, September 3, 2009, at the Sanctuary. Juanita was born March 9, 1912, in Jefferson, Texas to Alfred Joseph and Edna (Kiley) Kay and had lived in South Bend for the past three years coming from Fort Myers, Florida where she spent most of her life. Surviving are her children, Kay S. Laney (R. Dave Laney) of North Liberty, Indiana and Fred L. Simmermon (Sandra Simmermon) of Norfolk, Virginia.A memorial service for Juanita will be held Thursday, September 10, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary at St. Paul's Memorial Chapel, 3602 S. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, Indiana 46614. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph County Humane Society, 2506 Grape Road, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545. To send condolences online, please visit Kaniewski.com.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 4,  2006 - South Florida lost one of its proudest native sons when David Simmons, 67, died of lung cancer Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers. David was born in Miami on Dec. 28, 1938, to Dorothy Griffin and Fred A. Simmons, both of whom were Glades pioneers. David grew up in Pahokee and Belle Glade, and graduated from Pahokee High School in 1958. He studied engineering at the University of Florida and worked as a crane and dragline operator on both coasts of Florida. He was an avid reader, thanks in part to his aunt, Cleo Douthit, a longtime Pahokee teacher who also helped raise him. He loved history, woodworking and boating. He is survived by his three children, Scott Simmons of Lake Worth, Amy McGinley of Fort Myers and W. Clayton (Leigh Anne) Simmons of Alva; three grandchildren, Jonah and Kathryn McGinley of Fort Myers, and Savannah Leigh Simmons of Alva; his wife, Colette Simmons of Blackpool, England; the mother of his children, Martha Simmons of Fort Myers; a cousin, Janette Johnson of Statesboro, GA; two aunts, Frances S. Knight and Lucille DePamphilis, both of Palm Beach Gardens; and a host of friends. His ashes will be put to sea at one of his favorite spots near Pine Island. Friends may call from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at his home in Fort Myers. Phone: (239) 994-5733. In lieu of flowers, his family encourages donations to local hospice organizations.
    Brister Funeral Home, Immokalee, FL - Opal Bryan Simmons left us to be with the Lord on Sunday December 8,2013 in Naples, Florida. She lived in the area all her life having been born in Rural Collier County in 1935.  She leaves to mourn her one granddaughter; Amy Lynn Dupree (Ronald) of Naples, a sister; Jewel Townsend of Labelle and two young men she raised as if her own; Timothy Jacks and Raymond Jacks, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She will have a graveside burial at the Baptist Cemetery of Immokalee on Friday December 13,2013 at 11:30am. The cemetery is located on 11th Street next to Highlands elementary and Friendship Baptist Church.
    Fort Myers News-Press May 19, 2008 - Ronald R. Simmons, 71, local artist and long time resident of Upper Captiva Island, died May 3, 2008, in Fort Myers, FL., following a six month illness. He was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, September 30, 1936, to Irene (Karol) and Stanley Simmons. He grew up in Youngstown, OH and later graduated from the University of Pittsburg in electrical engineering. Ron moved to Sanibel, FL, in 1974, where he and a partner started Sanibel Taxi Co. In 1982, he moved to Upper Captiva and stayed. He was a respected artist and generous man who gave much of his time and talent back to his island community. He is survived by his Mother, Irene Simmons and brother, David Simmons, from Youngstown, OH; his sister, Phyllis (Michael) Roth of Boca Raton, FL, and his brother, Thomas (Martha) of Essex Junction, VT, and his nieces and nephews: Matthew, Amanda, Isaac, Johanna and William. He is also survived by his cousins: Barbara Banic from Ormond Beach, FL and Ruth Spiro from Palos Verdes, CA. Mass for Ron Simmons will be Saturday, May 24, 2008, 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal on Stringfellow Rd., Pine Island, FL. Inurnment will follow mass at Coral Ridge Cemetery.The family suggests that donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2200 North Florida Mango Rd., Suite 304, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

  Fort Myers News-Press July 4, 2009 Mark Simms, Gentleman extraordinaire, lost his two year battle to cancer on June 23, 2009.After receiving his Master's Degree in theater from UCLA, Mark went on to pursue a career in the entertainment field working throughout the United States, into the Caribbean via the cruise ships and culminating as a DJ until his illness prevented further work.He is survived by long time companion and love, Kay Lenart, and two sons, Adam and Noel, of California.Special thanks are extended to Hospice Team 110 for their care and compassion during Mark's final months and a donation in his name may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 24, 2012 - Pat Simonetti 57 of Cape Coral passed away on February 22, 2012. Pat was born on January 29, 1955 to his parents Ralph and Laura (DaCierno) Simonetti in Queens, New York. He had been a member of A.H.R.C. Association Help of Retarded Children, Long Island, NY as well as L.A.R.C. of Fort Myers, FL and Special Populations of Retarded Children of Cape Coral, FL. He enjoyed bowling and riding his bicycle. Pat is predeceased by his mother and survived by his father; and brothers Fred Simonetti and Sal (Annette) Simonetti of VA; nephew Butch (fiance' Stacey); and his nieces Donna (Jerry) Watkins and Laura Watkins of VA.  Visitation will be held on Friday February 24, 2012 at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home from 6-7:30 pm with a Prayer Service beginning at 7:30 pm. Entombment will take place at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Saturday February 25, 2012 at 10:00 am.Please visit www.fullermetz.com to leave a condolence to the family.

Fort Myers Tropical News, May 10, 1931--William Simpler, 28, of Avon park, died in the Lee Memorial hospital yesterday of injuries received in a collision of two trucks on the one-way bridge at Estero Friday and L. T. Warren of New Albany, Ind., driver of one of the vehicles, was held under his own recognizance for a preliminary hearing before Judge L. Y. Redwine at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning. Authorities said he probably would be charged with manslaughter. Meanwhile Frank Woodward, employed with Simpler at the Ritter sawmill south of Estero, who was riding with him on the truck, was recovering from fractured ribs suffered in the accident. Robert Cowan of Louisville, Ky., a passenger on Warren's truck, was not hurt. Simpler's body was sent to Avon Park for burial by the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home yesterday. He is survived by a wife and two children, Howard and Jeanette, and two brothers, Gus and Offie, all of Avon Park. Dr. H. Quillian Jones ascribed his death to shock and a ruptured liver. Simpler and Woodward received their injuries from their load of timber which crashed through the cab of the truck following the collision. Eye witnesses told authorities that Warren's truck was backing up off the bridge when the crash occurred and ascribed the accident to faulty brakes on the timber truck.
    The News-Press on November 1, 2009--Elizabeth "Betty" A. Simpson, of Lehigh Acres, passed away Monday October 26th, 2009. Born in Janesville, WI, she was daughter to the late Albert and Agatha Manthey. She is survived by many loving children, grand children and great grand children. Entombment will be held 9AM Tuesday November 3rd, 2009 in Lee Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.andersonpatterson.com
     FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, OCT 22 2003 - Elizabeth G. Simpson, age 74, of LaBelle, passed away Oct. 20, 2003 in LaBelle. She was born July 18, 1929 in Ft. Myers to James L. Powers and Gertrude V. Powers. She lived in the Glades and Hendry County area her entire life. She served on the Glades County School Board for 12 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the V.F.W., American Legion and Moose Ladies Auxiliaries. Survivors include her husband, Jack, daughters; Audrey Curry (Jimmy) of Clewiston, Wanda Searcy and Martha C. Cross, both of LaBelle, son; Larry Crews of LaBelle, step children; Donald T. Crews of Ft. Myers and Julia Atkinson (Mike) of Sarasota, brother; Frank J. Powers of LaBelle, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; James 'Bootie' Powers and Gertrude Powers, late husband; Joe Crews, grandson; Jason L. Curry and step-son; John H. Simpson. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 23, 2003, 9:30 AM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Pastor L.W. Howard officiating. Interment will follow at Ortona Cemetery. Visitation will be TONIGHT from 7-9 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle, Florida.

     Fort Myers News-Press, 15 Apr 2005-- Flossie Lee Simpson, 90, of Ft. Myers passed away April 11, 2005. She was born in Folston, Georgia, January 9, 1915. She was united in Holy Matrimony to James Z. Simpson Sr. on June 12, 1949. In 1993, he preceded her in death. To forever cherish her memories are her seven devoted children; James Z. (Bertha) Simpson, Cheyenne (Herbert) Brown, Richard (Berthena) Simpson, Mary C. Simpson, Andrew (Debra) Simpson, Theodore Maceo (Judy) Simpson all of Ft. Myers, Florida and Kenneth (Brenda) Simpson of Port Charlotte, Florida; two devoted grandchildren, Tracy McDowell of Snellville, Georgia and Roy Anderson of Tallahassee, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Lena Mae Pearson of Riverside, California and Francis Simpson of Palmetto, Florida, twenty grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 AM at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church with the pastor, Rev. Dr. Alan B. Stockton, officiating. Interment will follow in Veterans Garden of Lee Memorial Park.

    Fort Myers News-Press, October 7, 2011 - Harriet Hastings Simpson, It is with great sadness that we report the death of Harriet on Oct. 5th, 2011. She was a mother, friend mentor, and scholar who was loved and respected by all who were lucky enough to have known her. She was gracious, brilliant and absolutely charming with a keen sense of consideration and appreciation of those who sought her presence. Harriet was born in Miami on July 28, 1938 and grew up in Sarasota. She is a graduate of Florida State University. After a brief career as a teacher she got a job as an entertainment writer/editor and the course of her life was determined. She moved up the ladder of command as she moved to various papers throughout the Midwest. She was the Executive Business Editor with the St. Petersburg Times and left there for an executive position with the News-Press. She was a hard taskmaster but she worked with a tenderness that forced each individual to achieve their maximum potential. She held herself to an even higher standard of perfection. From 1987 until her retirement in 2005, she worked in various editing roles in The News-Press newsroom, including business editor, special projects editor and assistant managing editor. She was a beloved friend, mentor and teacher to many of The News-Press journalists. Harriet was quite simply a joy and her passing leaves many with a heavy heart. Harriet or Hastings as she was fondly called by many, is survived by two sons, Gregory of Great Barrington, MA and Turner of Atlanta, GA; brothers Preston (Delphine) Howe of White Pigeon, MI; nieces and nephews and her best friend Frances D. Williams. A memorial service and gathering is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 3-5pm at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Colonial Family Center located at 1589 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, Florida. Online condolences may be posted at www.fortmyersmemorial.com In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Harriet Simpson, to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 800-873-6983 www.stjude.org/tribute.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 5, 2012 - Kim William Simpson, 62, of Fort Myers, passed away December 2, 2012. He was born August 12, 1950 in Evansville, Indiana to Donald and the late Sarah Jane (Reece) Simpson. He came to Lee County in 2004 from Nashua, New Hampshire.  Kim retired from Nypro as Director of Process Technology World Wide. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Forest City, North Carolina, Cypress Lake United Methodist Church and Gateway Golf & Country Club. He was involved with Kairos Ministry, Walk to Emmaus and the Red Cross Disaster Team. Kim loved to golf, fish, travel, take cruises, scuba dive and fly private planes.  Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 38 years, Carolyn; father, Donald Simpson and his wife Ruth of Salisbury, Indiana; sisters, Vicki Simpson of Morango, Indiana, Sandy Swift of Minneola, Florida, Kristi Judd of Paoli, Indiana and Tami Ziegler and her husband Darrin of Edgewater, Florida. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Jane.  There will be a visitation on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907. There will be a short Masonic service beginning at 7:00 PM. Celebration of Life Service will be Thursday at 11:00 AM at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33919. Interment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cypress Lake United Methodist Church Building Fund or Hope Hospice
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 3, 2013 - Malcolm Calder Simpson, 89, of Cape Coral died Saturday November 30, 2013. He was born November 19, 1924 in Ontario, Canada. Malcolm worked for the Chicago Transit Authority for 40 years, moving to Cape Coral in 1987. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, and a WW II  U.S. Navy  veteran. He is survived by his son, Malcolm (Julie) Simpson Jr. of Marbury, MD, two daughters, Mary (Dan) Laurx of Crystal Lake, IL and Celeste (Carl) Wehrmeister of Northbrook, IL., seven grandchildren, Kathleen, Anthony, Henry, Malcolm, Max, Emma and Andy, two sisters, Mary (Richard) Danker, Katherine Osborne, his dear nephew, John Robert (Dixie) Buick, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Patricia N. Simpson in 2008, two daughters, Ellen Conniff, and Joan Simpson, 4 brothers, Robert, David, James and Hugh Simpson, 2 sisters, Jean Buick, Margaret Northrop. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday December 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM from the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to sign the guest register book.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, April 18, 2009 - Marie A. Simpson, 86, of Bokeelia died Wednesday, April 15, 2009. She was born in Hoboken, N.J. She had lived here for 25 years. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, where she was active in the facility services. She was a key participant and organizer with the bingo group at Tropic Isles. She is survived by several nieces and nephews throughout the United States. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas, who passed away in 1995. Visitation will be Sunday, April 19, from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., with the Rosary to follow at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. The family will also receive friends at the funeral home Monday, April 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, 12175 Stringfellow Road, Bokeelia. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 29, 2008 - Patricia N. Simpson, 81, of Cape Coral died Wednesday August 27, 2008 at her home. She was born in Chicago, IL in 1926. She married Malcolm in 1950. Pat worked as a school teacher in the Chicago area for over 30 years. She moved to Cape Coral in 1987. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband Malcolm, one son Malcolm (Julie) Simpson, Jr. of Marbury, MD, two daughters Mary (Dan) Laurx of Crystal Lake, IL and Celeste (Carl) Wehrmeister of Chicago, IL, one son in law Anthony Conniff of Glen Ellyn, IL and seven grandchildren; Kathleen, Anthony, Henry, Malcolm, Max, Emma and Andy. She was preceded in death by two daughters Ellen Conniff and Joan Simpson. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 AM Saturday August 30, 2008 at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends for viewing Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Metz Chapel of Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Homes and Crematory, Cape Coral.
    Fort Myers News-Press, 11 Aug 2007-- Richard Gwynne Simpson, Jr. was born October 22, 1929 in Tampa, Florida to Doris S. and Richard Simpson. He died on August 9, 2007 at Hope Hospice surrounded by his loving family. Richard moved to Fort Myers in 1935 and graduated from Fort Myers High School with the class of '47. While in high school he was a member of the Key Club and lettered in football, track and boxing. He was on the All-Conference football squad his senior year. He attended the University of Florida and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After serving his country he returned to Fort Myers and joined his father in the family business. In 1956 Richard married Katherine Ballard at First Baptist Church in Fort Myers and they celebrated their 50th anniversary January 28, 2006. Richard established Construction Sales and Rental Equipment, Inc. in 1960 and was active in that business until his retirement. He was involved in the early stages of WEVU-TV, serving as president. Richard also served as a director of People's Bank in N. Fort Myers. Richard was a 50 year member of Elks #1288. He was very active in the Masons and a 50 year member of Tropical Lodge #56, serving as Master of the lodge in 1968 and 1979. He was the oldest living past master. He joined the Scottish Rite in 1959 and was master of all four bodies of the Rite. He was honored as a Knight Commander Court of Honor in 1976 and as Thirty Third Degree Inspector General honorary in 1973, this being the highest degree of the Rite. He was a perpetual life member in the Masonic Lodge and also the Scottish Rite. He was also a charter member of the Araba Shrine Temple. Richard was an active member of Central Baptist Church.He is survived by his wife Katherine, his son Rick III and his wife, Kimberly, his three daughters, Cindy Barrios and her husband, Robert, Ginny Dickinson and her husband, Sal, Shelly McGovern and her husband, Butch. He was "Big D" to his nine grandchildren: Aaron and Matthew Simpson; Katie, Kristin and Rob Barrios; Ally and Jessie Dickinson and Mallory and Carly McGovern. He is also survived by his sisters Annette Simpson and Martha Stephenson and by numerous nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 12, 2007 at Central Baptist Church, 3208 Central Ave. Visitation will be at 2 PM with the funeral at 3 PM. Burial, with Masonic services will be private. Donations in Richard's memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or Lifeline Family Center, 907 S.E. 5th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33990. Arrangements by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 936-0555.

Fort Myers News-Press, June 4, 2011 - Our beloved Edith May Sims went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 29, 2011. Born May 1, 1927 in Fort Pierce, Florida. May leaves a legacy of kindness and compassion for all who were blessed to know her. Most remember May for her work as a registered nurse at the Children's Clinic where she mothered the mothers as she assisted them in the care of their new born babies, always with a kind and encouraging word. A "Florida Cracker," May graduated from Fort Pierce High School in 1945 where she was a member of the marching band and served as hostess for the USO during World Wat II. She continued to serve her country as she was in the last class of nursing cadets receiving her nursing degree in 1948 in Macon, Georgia. Returning to her hometown she met the love of her life, Lonnie C. Sims, who she married in 1949. Lonnie and May were married 53 years ending with his passing in July of 2002. May and Lonnie moved to Fort Myers, Fla. in 1955. May's first job was a nurse at Jones Walker Hospital in the Dunbar area. Even though this was a segregated hospital servicing only the Afro American community, this strikingly beautiful blonde and blue eyed Caucasian nurse ministered to those in need. Her kindness and love of her fellowman continued thereafter for 25 years at the Children's Clinic.A Woman of great but quiet faith, May came to know the Lord Jesus as a child at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Fort Pierce, Florida. After moving to Fort Myers she was a founding member of St. Hilary's Episcopal Church. Later in life after moving to Blue Ridge, Georgia, May was active in the United Methodist Women at Epworth United Methodist Church. May is survived by her brother, George Terry (Norma) Fort Pierce, Fla., brother-in-law and sister-in-law Wiley and Susie Sims of Marietta, Georgia, nephew Robert Terry, Jr., Fort Pierce, Fla., and her life friend Carolyn Jones of Fort Pierce, Fla. Her surving children are L. David Sims (Karen), Ft. Myers, Fla., Richard W. Sims (Ann) of Epworth, Ga., Jeffery A. Sims (Alison Brown), Ft. Myers, Fla., and Amy Diehl (Karl) Smyrna, Ga. Surviving grandchildren are Joshua Sims (Sally), Jessica Rairick (David), Jonas Sims, Tyler Sims, Noah Sims, Hanna Sims, Samuel Sims and Elle Diehl. Surviving great grandchildren are Jackson Sims, Jaden Sims, Cole Rairick and Bryce Rairick.The family wishes to thank May's care givers Vernell Green, Jamie Haymore, Mary Eaton and Barbara Swanson and the wonderful staff of United Hospice of Blue Ridge, Georgia. As these wonderful individuals ministered to May, she continued to encourage and love them as well.The family will receive friends at Finch Cochran Funeral Home, 1478 Blue Ridge Dr. McCaysville, Ga. Friday June 3, 2011 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Memorial services will be held at Epworth United Methodist Church, Madola Road, Epworth, Ga., Saturday June 4, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. with graveside service and reception to follow

Fort Myers News Press, 24 Oct 2006 -- Tyler Christopher Sims, 14, of East Fort Myers, born August 11, 1992 , lost his life suddenly on Oct. 19, 2006 when he was struck and killed while crossing Palm Beach Blvd.He is survived by his mother Nikki Lynn Gray, father Danny Wade Sims, sister Courtney, and two brothers Danny Jr. and Daniel.A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. Services for burial will begin at 12 Noon on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006 at Anderson Funeral Home. Burial services will follow at Fort Myers City Cemetery, 3200 Michigan Ave. Please join us as we send our little angel home.

George Singletary

Fort Myers News-Press, Jan 11 2005-- Lucille Browning Singletary, 84, of N. Ft. Myers died Sunday January 9, 2005. She was a native of Ft. Myers born August 11, 1920 the daughter of David Wright and Susan Deelona Hogan Browning. Mrs. Singletary was a nurses' assistant at Lee Memorial Hospital retiring after 25 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years George Buford Singletary and is survived by her sister; Juanita Hutchison, 2 sons; Michael Singletary (Yvette) and Franklin Singletary (Ellen), daughter; Darlene Magee Lane, 8 grandchildren; Patrick Magee, Joseph Magee, Christopher Magee, Donya Sushill, Joey Singletary, Mark Singletary, Josh Singletary and Amey Collier, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday January 13, at 10:30 AM at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., with Rev. John Paul Marlow, officiating. Family will receive friends Wed. evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Ft. Myers Cemetery

Fort Myers News-Press, 20 June 2006 -- Mildred Singletary, 81, of North Fort Myers passed away Sunday June 18, 2006. She was born in Fort Myers the daughter of the late Isom and Margaret McClenithan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Hank Singletary and grandson Justin Singletary. Mildred is survived by her children; Nick (Pat) Singletary of Punta Gorda, Denise (Charles) Robbins of Punta Gorda, Johnny (Suse) (Buffi) Singletary of North Fort Myers and Steve (Heidi) Sngletary of Alva, nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and sisters; June Stephens of Haines City and Norma Harris of Naples, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mildred's family will receive friends from 10-11 AM Thursday June 22, 2006 at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home 1600 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers with funeral services at 11 AM. Interment will be in Fort Myers City Cemetery. The family would like to offer special thanks to these "Angels of Tidewel Hospice & Palative Care"; Judith, Marlehn, Rachel, Liam, Robbie, Mary, Heather and Doctor Martin.

St Petereburg Times, November 17, 2010 - Raymond K.Singletary Sr., 84, of Lake Wales, passed away Nov. 13, 2010. He lived most of his life in Hillsborough County. He was a WWII Navy veteran and retired as a conductor with the Seaboard Coastline Railroad. Raymond is survived by his wife of 58 years, Hazel A. Presley Singletary; sons, Raymond K. Singletary, Jr. and William (Susan) Singletary; daughter, Cherie L. (Calvin) Jarrell; six grandchildren; three great-grand-children; sisters, Marjorie Teel, Cynthia (Cliff) Mays, Gloria McIntosh; brothers, Paul E (Candy), John D. (Margaret) and Charles. Funeral services will be held, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at 2 pm at Stowers Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Wednesday evening, Nov. 17, 2010.

Fort Myers News-Press, October 14, 2012 - David Ray Singleton, 49, of Lithia, Florida went home to be with the Lord on October 8, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. David was born in Fort Myers, Florida on August 9, 1963. Born and raised in Fort Myers, David graduated from Riverdale High School in 1981. As a teenager, he was active in sports and played baseball for the Tice Tigers. An avid boater & fisherman, he loved the water. He worked for U-Save Supermarkets for many years and a job opportunity with the corporate office moved him, his wife & young daughter to Tampa, FL in the early 1990s. A talented mechanic, David has spent the past decade with Verizon in Tampa where he loved his job and admired his colleagues. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Pamela Starkey Singleton, daughter Ashley Singleton (Cameron) all of Lithia, FL; parents, Ray and Helen Singleton, brother Donnie Singleton (Cathy), sister Reba Singleton (Michael) and mother in law, Chris Starkey, all of Fort Myers, FL; also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins and dear friends. A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm at The Crossing Church, 10130 Tuscany Ridge Dr, Tampa, FL 33619 with a reception immediately following in the Life Center. Contributions in memory of David Singleton may be made to the two churches where he was an active member: The Crossing Church, 10130 Tuscany Ridge Dr, Tampa, FL 33619 and Grace Community United Methodist Church at FishHawk, 5708 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Lithia, FL 33547.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - December 22, 1965 Leo W. Singleton, 50, of 3830 Edgewood Ave., died Tuesday. He had lived here for the past 15 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Merle J. Singleton; daughters, Mrs. Frankie Jean Keys, Mrs. Jo Ann Denkhaus, Maribeth Singleton, Mary Singleton, Susan Singleton, Cindy Singleton and Nanorea Singleton; sons George Singleton and Gary Singleton of Fort Myers, Larry Singleton of Warren, Ohio, Leo W. Singleton, Jr. of Fort Myers; sisters, Mrs. Viola King, Mrs. Edith Cooper of Mayport, Mrs. Jeanette Cason of Jacksonville Beach, Mrs. Ada Wylie of Freeport, Texas, brothers Chauncey Singleton, Holley Singleton and Robert Singleton of Jacksonville Beach, Earl Singleton of Mayport and eight grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tice and veteran of World War II. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Tice with Rev. M. M. Mosley officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (Garden of Memories)

      Fort Myers News-Press, April 13, 2011 - Sally Lea (McNickle) Sirianni, 69, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, April 10th, 2011 after a long battle with Diabetes and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Her death occurred at Lee Memorial Hospital after a fall at home. She was surrounded by her family. Sally was born on July 12th, 1941 in Martins Ferry, OH, and grew up in Wheeling, WV, the daughter of the late Orville R. and Blodwyn E. McNickle. Sally moved to Fort Myers, FL with her husband, Frank, and her two children, Frankie and Gina, in 1970. She was a long-time employee of Fort Myers High School, where she worked as a library aide for more than 30 years. A beloved wife, mother, grandma, sister, and friend, she loved and was loved by her family dearly. More than this, she was a devoted follower of Christ. Her favorite activities included discussing the Scriptures, listening to sermons, singing worship songs, prayer, and spending time with her family. Although she was bound to her home, her desire was to one day join her husband at McGregor Baptist Church. Sally fought the good fight, she finished the race, and she kept the faith (2 Tim. 4:7). In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert J. McNickle of Haymarket, VA (wife Sandi) and Bruce J. McNickle of Largo, FL (wife Eleanor), as well as her brother-in-law, Coach Sam Sirianni (wife Margaret). Sally is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Frank Sirianni, Jr., their son, Frank Sirianni, III (and his wife, Crissy), their daughter, Gina Griner (and her husband, David), and their grandchildren Jacob (15), Luke (13), and Brooke (11). She is also survived by her twin brother, Larry A. McNickle (widower of Beverly) of Falls Church, VA, her brother, Danny J. McNickle (wife Rita) of Wheeling, WV, and her sisters Judi A. Ross (husband Jerry) of Fort Pierce, FL, Connie E. Rosenberg (husband Stuart) of Sante Fe, NM, and Susie M. Snyder (husband Tom) of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held at McGregor Baptist Church, 3750 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL, in the main sanctuary on Thursday, April 14th, 2011. Visitation will be at 11:00 a.m. with the service following at 12:00 p.m. Pastor Shawn Bergen of Providence Baptist Church (Lehigh Acres) will be officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL, immediately following the services at the church. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. 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, October 6, 2002 – Samuel F. Sirianni, Coach of Fort Myers High School, passed away October 4, 2002 at Lee Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. 'Coach Sam', known as the respected 'Dean' of Southwest Florida Coaches, was a longtime resident of this area. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Margaret; daughter, Stephanie and son, Sam, Jr.; one grandson, Frederick Boettjer. He was born in Clarksburg WV on October 29, 1937 to Virginia Yankosky Sirianni and Frank Sirianni, Sr. (deceased), he is also survived by brother, Frank Sirianni (Sally); nephew Frank Sirianni, III (Chrissy); niece, Gina Griner (David) and family, father-in-law, Fred Quintier (Versa-deceased); sister-in-law Lee Beckett (Ed) and family; brother-in-law, John Quintier (Pam) and family & many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Celebration Of the Life of Coach Sam Sirianni will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 7:00 PM at the Sam Sirianni Field at Edison Stadium. The community is invited to share in this glorious event honoring one of the most respected members of our community. All former Greenwave athletes and coaches will have special seating as well as the FMHS Faculty/Staff and the 2002 Greenwave Football Team & Coaching Staff. Private services will be conducted in the Chapel of Light at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery with entombment to follow in the Hall of the Last Supper. There will be no public viewing hours. Donations in the memory of Coach Sam can be made to The Sam Sirianni Scholarship Fund C/O Southwest Florida Community Foundation, 8260 College Parkway, Suite 101, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Arrangements are being conducted by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press Sep 25, 2010 Virginia Yankovsky Sirianni, 100, beloved mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, September 23, 2010. She was born March 13, 1910 in Braddock, PA, the daughter of Paul and Brunislava Yankovsky. Her family moved to Clarksburg, WV where she met and married her husband. They retired to Fort Myers, FL in the early 70's to be near their sons and families. She was preceded in death by husband, Frank S. Sirianni Sr. and son, Sam Sirianni Sr., sisters, Claire Sergi, Helen Kondrat, Anna Saputo and brothers, Paul Yankovsky and John Yankovsky. She is survived by son, Frank Sirianni, Jr. (Sally); daughter-in-law Margaret Sirianni, grandchildren; Stephanie Sirianni, Sammy Sirianni, Frank Sirianni, III, (Chrissy), Gina Griner (David). Great-grandchildren; Frederick Boettjer (Jenifer), Jacob Griner, Luke Griner and Brooke Griner; great-great-grandson, Samuel Boettjer; She is also survived by sister, Jenny Molina and brother, Joe Yankovsky (Doris). Shi survived by many nieces and nephews.Services will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 12:00 Noon. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Private internment will follow at Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Sam Sirianni Athletic Scholarship Fund, C/O Fort Myers High School Attn: Bobby Sizemore, 2635 Cortez Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33901.Arrangements by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

     Fort Myers News-Press, February 21, 2013 - Mettie (Turrell) Cullen Six, 97, of Rotonda West, Florida passed away February 12, 2013 and went home with the Lord. She was born February 26, 1915, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Lewie and Margaret Blair Turrell. Mrs. Six delivered newspapers on a Harley Davidson motorcycle for Deland Dailey Sun in Florida from 1930 until she graduated from Deland High School in 1933 with honors. She graduated from Harrisburg Hospital in Pennsylvania nurses training in 1936, and was a member of Harrisburg Hospital Alumni Association. Married to George G. Cullen in March 1937 until his death in 1969. He was a partner of Cullen Brothers, Appliance Store and they were the owners of Sporting Hill Shopping Center in Camp Hill, PA. Mettie also owned a ceramic shop. She was married to Bayne B. Six in November 1991 until his death in 2002. She was a member of Pegasus Travel Club, Soroptomist club of Camp Hill, New Cumberland Junior Civic club, Charter Member and past president of New Cumberland Woman's Club and New Cumberland Civic Club. Charter member of M.J. Hummel Club, charter member of Armitage Golf Club and Ladies League of Camp Hill where she was club champion in 1974 and 1989. Member of the Central PA Amateur Women's Golf Assoc. and Del Tura Country Club, North Fort Myers 18 hole Woman's Golf Assoc. and was champion and won the Presidents cup there in 1995 at 90 year of age. She made a hole in one in 1993. She was a member of Good Shepherd Church of Englewood. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and for her positive attitude and love of life. She will now be joining family, friends and loved ones in her new heavenly home. She is survived by her daughter GiGi (John) Barna of Rotonda West, FL. She also has 2 step children, Fred (Marie) Six of NJ; Patty (Denny) Corby of CA; two granddaughters, Stephanie (Shawn) Lightfoot; Jennifer Corkle; 3 great grandchildren, Cory and Kyle Lightfoot and Marley Corkle all of PA. She was preceded in death by her brothers, William and Donald Turrel and her daughter Lorayne Cullen Bills Tritt. Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL. 34238. Arrangements by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte

   Fort Myers News-Press, September 28, 2011 - Nadine J Skinder, 76 passed away peacefully September 26, 2011 in Cape Coral following a brief illness. Born on May 27, 1935. She married her beloved husband Michael Skinder on July 5, 1958 and they recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Nadine loved all animals especially their dogs. She enjoyed reading and traveling. She loved taking cruises with her husband Michael. Together they took many trips throughout the world. Everyone that knew Nadine always said she was a very nice person; a kind and gracious lady. Nadine is survived by her husband Michael, their daughter Helen Skinder (Norman) Ramey, their son Richard Michael Skinder, her two wonderful grandsons Eric Michael Skinder and Kyle Michael Ramey and her sister Vera Camilleri (N. Babylon, NY), nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday (today) at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in her life story and leave thoughts and memories for her family. A Celebration of Nadine's life will be held at The German American Social Club on Pine Island Road immediately following the funeral.

Fort Myers News-Press, 24 Apr 2005-- Carl Skinner, 79, of Ft. Myers died on April 22, 2005 at Hope Hospice North, Cape Coral. He was born in Ft. Myers into a pioneer family on November 2, 1925, a son of the late Abraham and Virginia (Waldron) Skinner who settled in Ft. Myers in 1909. Carl worked throughout the State of Florida and many other states representing the State of Florida Agricultural Department, Inspection Division. He honored his country by serving in the military and was a lifelong member of the Church of God. He is survived by his sister, Annie Pigott of N. Ft. Myers, his brother, Fred Skinner of Carrollton, GA, many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his bothers, Bill, Abe, Noah, Dan and Luke Skinner and his sisters, Emmie Skinner and Katherine Gaskill . A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 2:00 PM in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. (239) 936-0555, where the family will receive friends after 1:00 PM. Burial will be private.

  Fort Myers News-Press Oct 3 2010 Dr. Debra C. Skinner (nee Anderson), Lee County's first African American female physician and surgeon, lost her long, brave battle against physical and medical complications brought on by Systemic Lupus. She was 52 years of age. She loved God, family, her work, her friends and her life, and demonstrated so regularly by her actions. She is survived by her loving husband, Carl Skinner, son, Charles Skinner, mother, Wanita Ayer, younger sisters, Elizabeth Ayer, and Dr. Jawan Ayer-Cole; and by nieces, nephew, aunt, uncle, and cousins who miss her dearly. The memorial service will be Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 11:00 am, at First Assembly of God - Colonial Chapel, 1550 Colonial Blvd., at the corner of Summerlin Road, Fort Myers.In lieu of Flowers, please send donations, "in honor of Debra Skinner," to World Vision, 1(800)777-5777, Source Code # 105429383.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Wed., April 28, 1943 - Mrs. Florida Virginia Skinner, 62, died suddenly yesterday of a heart attack.  Mrs. Skinner, resident of Fort Myers for the past 36 years, is survived by her husband, A. S. Skinner, Sr., seven sons, Abe, William, Noah, Luke, Carl and Fred, of Fort Myers and Dan, who is with the armed forces in Portland, Oreg., and three daughters, Mrs. Reuben Skinner and Mrs. Wilson Pigott of Ft. Myers and Mrs. Austin Gaskill of Belle Glade.  Lawrence A. Powell has charge of arrangements. Mrs. Skinner was a member of the Church of God, and because of her death, the weekly prayer meeting scheduled for tonight at the Marsh Avenue church has been called off.

Fort Myers News-Press Dec 15, 2006 Mr. Fred Skinner, Sr., age 83, of Villa Rica, GA died Tuesday, December 12, 2006.Mr. Skinner was born in Fort Myers, Fl on December 22, 1922 the son of the late Abraham Skinner and Virginia Skinner. He was a retired manager of Liberty National Life Insurance Co., a US Navy veteran of WW II serving as a communication petty officer and member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include daughter, Nancy, Curry Calhoun, GA, son Minister Fred Skinner, Woodstock, GA, 7 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 11 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 1 hour prior to the service.Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens in charge of arrangements.

      Fort Myers News-Press, April 12, 2012 - Corvallis, MT - Jerry Noah Skinner passed away April 12, 2012. He was born in Fort Myers, Florida, July 16, 1935 to Lelia and Noah Skinner. He grew up in Fort Myers and married Ginger Horne in 1955. Their children are Glenn (Tina), Wes (Rita) both of Montana and Terri Skinner and Tina Silcox of Fort Myers. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren Wesley, Amy, Cole, Jade, Jessie, Jarred, Casi, Kail, and 6 great-grand children. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister Joyce and grandson Dustin. His profession was land Surveying and helped survey the first power line across the Everglades and many other now historical projects in southwest Florida. He retired to Montana in 1992. He was a Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamilton, MT. He was ordained deacon in 1964 and helped build 2 Baptist churches in Fort Myers. He was a mentor to many young people through the years. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thurs, April 19 at the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton, MT. Interment at Corvallis Cemetery in Corvallis, MT.Condolences for the family may be left

Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 24 2005-- Nancy Carroll Skinner, age 55, of N. Ft. Myers, lost her courageous battle with breast cancer and passed away at home on February 21, 2005. Born June 7, 1949 in Pittsburgh, PA she was the daughter of James and Eleanor (Sullivan) Carroll. The family relocated to South Florida where Nancy's early childhood was sent in Miami. As a teenager she moved to Ft. Myers and attended Ft. Myers High School, living in the area for more than 40 years. Nancy worked in the health care field for many years as a medical administrator for physician services. Her hobbies included needle crafts such as crocheting, knitting and sewing. She was talented as a creative quilter and crafter. Many of her family members and friends hold cherished works created by Nancy's gifted hands. During the time her three daughters were growing up, Nancy volunteered as a cheerleading coach and many of the young ladies of the area will remember her cheerfulness, good humor, kindness and generosity. Dedicated to her husband and daughters, Nancy had a warm and loving nature, unselfishly giving priority to the needs of others. She especially enjoyed family gatherings and vacations in the Skinner cabin in the Smoky Mountains. Nancy's devotion to her husband was inspiring. Commitment to her family was unfailing, her love boundless, and her strength unshakable. Survivors include David Skinner, Nancy's loving, devoted husband of 38 years; three adoring daughters; Monica (Ray) Adkins and Melissa Skinner, both of N. Ft. Myers, and Michelle (Sean) Loy of Wheeling, WV; a treasured grandson, Bryce Adkins, and a future grandchild to be born in September 2005 (Baby Loy); sister Eleanor (William) Nelson of Parachute, CO, Susan Snyder of Ft. Myers and Kathryn (Behzad) Habibnejad of Melbourne; and several nieces and nephews. Nancy was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Christine. A celebration of life will be held at Grace Church, 13 S.E. 21st Place, (corner of Hancock Bridge Pkwy and S.E. 21st Place), Cape Coral, FL on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 11:00 AM with a reception to immediately follow in the fellowship hall.

Rodney Eugene Skinner was born on February 10, 1960 in Fort Myers, FL and went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2008. He passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.Rodney was a native of Fort Myers and a graduate of N. Fort Myers High School. He was a family man, avid hunter and outdoorsman. He worked at Johnson Engineering as a land surveyor for the past 28 years. Rodney will be best remembered for his huge heart and enthusiasm for life. He loved playing the guitar, banjo, and singing and was a member of a band for many years. He will always be remembered as a "good ol boy" who was proud of his southern heritage. He loving person, wonderful father, grandpa, brother and friend to many.For many years he had researched extensively his family genealogy that allowed him to meet distant relatives and learn about his ancestors. He loved to tell stories about his family. Rodney was preceded in death by his parents Lersey and Inez Skinner and a brother Roger Skinner. He is survived by his Fiancée Jacqueline Rappold, one daughter Tonya Skinner of Cape Coral, his son Jason (Shelly) Skinner, Tallahassee, three grandchildren Jesup, Devin, and Dillon that he adored, brother James David Skinner, N.Fort Myers, sister Judy Ramirez, Juanita, Aunt Mary and several nieces and nephews and great nephews.The family will receive friends Tuesday May27, 2008 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd. A celebration of his life will be 2:00pm Wednesday May 28, 2008 at Grace Church 13 SE 21st Place Cape Coral with burial in Fort Myers Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Hope Hospice in his name.Coral Ridge Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Fort Myers News-Press, 8 Feb 2007-- Susan Pearl Skinner, 88, of N. Fort Myers went to be with the Lord Wednesday February 7, 2007. She was born May 3, 1918 in Gainesville, FL to her parents Joseph W. and Mattie Parker. She moved to Fort Myers in 1935 from Sarasota and married Luke Skinner in 1938. Together they owned and operated Palm City Glass and Mirror for over 40 years. Pearl was an 80 year member of the Church of God. She enjoyed hand crafts and was an avid seamstress. Survivors include her three daughters Patricia Jean (husband Devon) Land and Edith (husband Ronald) Roberts all of Fort Myers and Sandra (husband Joe) Brown of Crystal River, FL, five grandchildren Crystal Hamlin, Stephanie Campbell, Stacey Waldron, Ricky Land and Ann Sears and nine great-grandchildren. Pearl was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Luke, in 2003.Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday February 12, 2007 at the Broadway Community Church with Rev. Dr. Thomas Frye officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends for viewing Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Harvey Engelhardt Metz Funeral Home.

Caloosa Belle Nov 22 2007 Tera Reece Skipper, age 4, of Muse, died on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007. She was born in South Ft. Myers on Jan. 18, 2003 to Darrell and Danielle Skipper. Tera attended preschool at West Glades preschool program since August 2007. She was a former tumble-tyke student at LaBelle Dance. Tera's favorite activities included going to church at Community Harvest Worship Center and playing outside with her siblings and friends. She will be missed by everyone because of her vivacious spirit, bubbly laughter, courage and her loyal and kind heart. Tera was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Timothy Bruce Allen, in 1996.She is survived by her parents, Darrell and Danielle Skipper; her siblings, Shay, Callie and Coltin; her paternal grandparents, "Nana and Papa" Rhonda and Terrell Skipper and her "Mema" Lois Fussell. Tera is also survived by her maternal grandmother, "Meme" Robin Brannan as well as her great-grandmother, Jean Williams. In addition, she is survived by her "Nanny" Gloria Allen and also by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who loved her. Services celebrating Tera's life were held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, with funeral services held at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. A memorial service will be held at Community Harvest Worship Center on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. Interment will be held immediately after services at Ft. Denaud Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press Feb 10, 2009 Terrell Reece Skipper (Skip), age 52, of LaBelle, passed away February 7, 2009 in LaBelle. He was born December 27, 1956 in Sebring to Arno Jay Skipper and Thelma Evelyn (O'Berry) Skipper. Terrell was a resident and entrepreneur of LaBelle since 1983. He owned and operated Statewide Palms with other horticultural interests. He was a sponsor of the LaBelle Longhorns from 1995-1997 and 1999. Terrell was a member of River Ranch Hunting Club, Florida Cattlemen's Association, NMRO, NRA and NASRA. Survivors include his wife of thirty years, Rhonda Lynette (Rimes) Skipper, son, Darrell Skipper of LaBelle, three sisters, Laticia Skipper, Flavia Mansberger and Pamela Vertulo, all of LaBelle, grandchildren, Callie Skipper, Colton Skipper, Shay Hunter and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Tera Reece Skipper in 2004.Funeral services will be held Wed. February 11, 2009, 1:00 pm, Graveside at Fort Denaud Cemetery with Pastor L. W. Howard officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 30, 1932--Mrs. Harriet L. Slack, 91 years old, who knew Abraham Lincoln personally and who frequently went to market in Washington with Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, died here yesterday afternoon following a brief illness. Mrs. Slack had been a regular winter visitor to Florida and other southern states for many years. She paid her first visit to Florida 60 years ago. She frequently recalled visiting Atlanta when that city had but a few hundred inhabitants. Born in New York, Mrs. Slack lived there until her marriage. She moved to Chicago with her husband where she resided for 73 years, coming to Fort Myers a year ago to be with her daughter, Mrs. Harriet Pope. She had traveled extensively and her husband was one of the largest wholesale and retail grocery merchants in Chigago before entering the banking business. Philip Hichborn, chief naval construction engineer of the United States navy in 1893 and designer of the battleship "Maine", whose sinking preceded the Spanish-Americah war, was a nephew of Mrs. Slack. She attended a mammoth banquet in Washington in her younger days at which her nephew was the guest of honor. Mrs. Slack also told of attending many of the Shakespearean plays given by the Booth Brothers, one of whom assassinated Lincoln. Mrs. Slack had been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Chicago. She was well acquainted with Ulysses S. Grant and recalled playing with President Grant's little son, Fred. The aged woman's mind was perfectly lucid to the end. She attended a cantata given at the Methodist church Friday evening. She retired feeling as well as ever but suffered a stroke during the night, followed by another Saturday which resulted in her death yesterday. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Pope; a brother, Frank Favor, who lives at LaBelle and a grand-daughter, Mrs. Mary Schering of Berlin, Germany, who has been visiting in Fort Myers for several months. Mrs. Slack claimed direct descent from Paul Revere. funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the chapel of the L. W. Engelhardt and Son funeral home. Burial will be in Fort Myers. The Rev. O. T. Anderson will officate. Mrs. Slack attended the Edison Park church here. Mrs. J. D. Lynn will sing a solo during the funeral servics. Pall bearers will be Don Bellows, Judge L. Y. Redwine, C. C. Travis, R. C. Williams, Byron Hough and Harry Poe Johnson.
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 14, 1933 - Funeral services for Andrew Slater, boatman who died at the Marine hospital in Key West Sunday, will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home on First street. The Rev. E. N. Philpott will officiate and interment will take place at the Fort Myers cemetery. The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Slater, and one daughter, Joyce Slater. Pallbearers will be John Prevatt, Capt. Arthur N. Wintle, Walter Bostick, Walter Moore, L. Santini and Santa Armeda.

      Lewis W Mohn Funeral Home, Seminole, FL – Cheryl Anne (Moston) Slaughter,  Age 65, of Clearwater passed away peacefully on March 23rd 2014 after a 4 year battle with Breast Cancer. She was born February 7, 1949. Cheryl was a graduate of St. Petersburg Junior College and was the Owner/Manager of Online Title Inc. for many years. To those who worked with her, she was a straight forward, no nonsense business person. But away from work she was loving, generous & loyal. As a 50-year plus resident of Florida, she was ingrained in the community and an active campaigner for her sister Cookie’s political endeavors. She loved her family and especially her nephews who were the lights of her life. She was a big fan of the Rays and Bucs, never missing a game when they were on TV. She loved the beach and the water. Having those elements around her helped her cope with this terrible disease. Frank Sinatra's song "I did it my way" could have been written for Cheryl. She lived her life her way and made no excuses. She is survived by her (mother) Anne Moston, (father) Fred Moston (daughter) Stacy Slaughter, (sister) Cookie Moston-Kennedy, (brothers) Marc & Joe Moston and (nephews) Luke Kennedy & Michael Moston. We all love and miss you.   R.I.P. A Memorial Service is being held for Cheryl on Saturday, March 29th  1:00pm at Indian Rocks Baptist Church, 12685 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33774, (727) 595-3421.  Following the service there will be a Celebration of Cheryl's life at Diane & Eric Meyer's home, 2316 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, Fl. 33785.  In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) 1-866-FIND-A-CURE (346-3228)
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 27-29, 2014 - Claire (Malkemes) Slavis passed away Saturday, March 22, in Rochester, NY at age 89. She was born Dec. 3, 1924 in Wilkes Barre, PA, and was the oldest daughter of the late Florence Oliver and Peter Malkemes. Claire and her family moved to Fort Myers in 1957. In 1996 she was predeceased in death by her husband of 48 years, 1st Lt. Anthony Slavis, U.S. Army retired. She was also predeceased by beloved daughter Pamela S. Seabolt, and brother Robert F. Malkemes. She is survived by daughters Becky (Joe) Marinelli, Rochester, NY, and Barbara (Mike) Mosher, Dublin, NH; sisters Dr. Lois C. Malkemes, Maryville, TN; Marilyn (John) Sharpe, Chambersburg, PA.; Jeanne (Ken) Hickman, York, PA; and brother Keith (Valerie) Malkemes, Gainesville, FL; grandchildren Tom Seabolt Jr., Ashley Seabolt, Jessica Mosher, Ben (Lauren) Mosher, Kaitlin Mosher and Emily Mosher. Claire was a retired registered nurse who served in the Army Cadet Nurse Corp 1945-1946. She was chairman of the Private Duty section District 7, Florida Nurses Association in Fort Myers, and in 1981 she became charge nurse at Fort Myers Care Center until she retired in 1994. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 31. She was also a member of the Women's Community Club, Edison Pageant of Light, and a charter member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Many thanks go to the wonderful staff on the Hope 2 floor of Monroe Community Hospital, where Claire spent her last two years. Services will be held at Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Chapel, 1600 Colonial Blvd, Ft. Myers, FL. Visitation Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Services at noon lead by Rev. George McCracken and Rev. Charlie Boggs. Memorials may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 4141 DeLeon Street, Fort Myers, 33901, Monroe Community Hospital Foundation, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620, or the charity of your choice . Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to view Claire's Life Tribute or share a condolence.

Fort Myers News-Press, January 25, 1955 - Claude F. Sloan, 69, winter visitor from Plainfield, N. J., died suddenly Sunday night. He was retired superintendent of Tide Water Pipe Line. Surviving are his wife, Anna A. Sloan, Plainfield; a sister, Miss Lottie Sloan, San Francisco; a brother, Verne Sloan, Plainfield, and a niece, Mrs. Ralph Smalley, New market, N. J. The body was sent yesterday to Plainfield for services and interment by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 7, 2011 - Harriet Joyce Sloin, 67, of Bonita Springs, Florida, passed away on August 5, 2011. She is formerly of Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Sloin was a member of the Community Free Synogogue. She had a great interest in early childhood education and was the director for Discovery Toys for many years.  Harriet will be greatly missed by her loving husband of over 47 years, Dr. Marvin Sloin. She leaves to cherish her memories, her beautiful daughters, Tara (Mark) Clapper, Amy (Jack) Everett, and Casey Newick. She also leaves behind her darling grandchildren Leah and Lily Clapper and Alyson and Jessica Everett. Lastly, she leaves her sisters and many others. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. A funeral service is scheduled for Harriet this Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 2:00pm at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd; Fort Myers, Florida (239-936-0555). The burial will take place immediately following the service.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 19, 1967 -- Clewiston - Mrs. Thera Dosha Small, 87, of LaBelle, died Tuesday afternoon in the Clewiston Hospital. She was a native of Sylvania, Ga., and had been a resident of LaBelle for 44 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of LaBelle. She is survived by a son, G. H. Small of Clewiston; daughters, Mrs. J. O. Davidson, Mrs. Kirby Thompson and Mrs. Norma Jean Langford, all of LaBelle, and Mrs. Edna Landdon of Miami; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Glenn M. Smith and Rev. Reeves Dean officiating. Burial will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery. Pattison Funeral Home of Clewiston is in charge of arrangements.

      Naples Daily News, July 15, 2012 - Clara N. Smallwood, born on June 1, 1917, into the Chokoloskee family of Getrude and Henry Thompson, graduated from this world into the next July 1, 2012. Her father was from the Thompsons of Key West, FL and her mother was from the Hamiltons of Chokoloskee Island, both pioneer families. Clara was preceded in graduation of this life by her husband, Ted Smallwood; and her son, Ted R. Smallwood. She leaves behind her daughter, Sharon and her husband, Max Scott of Indian Harbour Beach, FL; her daughter, Catherine and her husband, Rex Budd of Ellijay, GA; her son, Allen H. Smallwood and his wife, Kathryn of Sparta, NC; daughter-in-law, Marie Smallwood Wills of Mariette, GA. Clara leaves seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; her sister, Belle House of Tarpon Springs, FL; and many nieces and nephews. Clara was the wife of Ted Smallwood, son of C.S. "Ted" and Mamie Smallwood, Ted and Clara were married for 55 years. They were born one month apart on Chokoloskee and grew up together in the little island community which consisted of about ten families at that time. It was a simpler life with plenty of fish and wild life. The Smallwood Store was the gathering place for mail and news. Ted and Clara owned and operated Everglades Small Boat Dock and Western Gateway Motor Court & Trailer Park in Everglades City, FL for 30 years. Ted was well known as a fishing guide and sports fisherman, and Clara for her fly fishing ties. Ted developed a fishing lure, manufactured by Porter Bait Company, now of collectible ranking and extremely rare. The book titled "Florida Lure Makers and their Lures," by Douglas J. Brace, pictures both Ted and Clara with a history of their lures and fishing flies.Clara is remembered by her children as a loving mother who was always steadfast in her devotion to the things of God and her support in whatever they chose to pursue in life. There was a celebration of Clara's life at a graveside service on July 5, 2012 in Sparta, NC 

Fort Myers News-Mar 29, 2005 Bruce M. Smart, 70 years, of Ft. Myers, died February 20, 2005. He was born in Rensselaer, Indiana the son of the late Rev. Thomas & Elizabeth Smart. His father was the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Myers from 1943 to 1955. A memorial service will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 29th at 6 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1918 Hill Ave., Ft. Myers. Pastor Richard Riley and the Rev. Dr. Ian Lamont will officiate. Funeral arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt -Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers. FMHS 1952

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - November 10, 1955-- Word was received yesterday by Mrs. R. E. (Doc) Johnson of Naples that her uncle, Abner Marion Smith, died Wednesday in Jacksonville. Mr. Smith, who was 94, had resided on Lake Shore Boulevard in Jacksonville for the past five years. He was a resident of Bonita Springs for 60 years and a Lee County commissioner for 12 years. His wife, Mrs. Emma W. Smith, preceded him in death in 1950. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Young-Harvey chapel. Pallbearers will be R. E. (Doc) Johnson, Leon McCormick and Forrest Walker, all of Naples, R. A. Lawhon, Floyd Long and Ocie Jones, all of Bonita Springs. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Cemetery. Mr. Smith is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Florida Cash of Jacksonville; a brother, and a niece, Mrs. R. E. (Doc) Johnson of Naples. Arrangements by Young-Harvey, funeral directors.

FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, April 3, 1931--On the street and at work as recently as last Saturday afternoon, Dr. Amos Tuttle Smith, a widely known Fort Myers druggist for the past 14 years, died yesterday noon at the Lee Memorial hospital of peritonitis which involved the appendix and intestinal tract after an operation for gallstones. He first complained of illness Saturday night wnd was taken to the hospital Sunday. His condition became extremely critical Tuesday night and doctors attending him despaired of saving his life. His brother, Dr. C. E. Smith, a physician from Donaldsonville, Ga., was called into consultation and from him Tuttle learned that he could not live. He acccepted the verdict cheerfully and went to his death bravely, those at his bedside said. Funeral services will be held at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel at 7 o'clock this morning and the body will be taken by train to Donaldsonville, the family home. Sandifer Jones of Sandford, a brother of Mrs. Smith, will accompany the body. Mrs. Smith, with another brother, Watt Jones of Blakely, Ga., and his wife, will go by motor to Donaldsonville. The Rev. G. S. Roberts of the Methodist church will conduct the seervice here, assisted by the Rev. O. A. Thrower, Tuttle Smoith's pastor for many years. The pallbearers will be Judge George W. Whitehurst, Dr. Nat Hunter, Capt. George Kinzie, Ald. V. C. Robb, John Boring and Ted Evans. Members of the Elks and the Masons, fraternal orders to which he belonged, will attend the funeral. Tuttle smith was 42 years old. He was born in Donaldsonville and was educated at Auburn college in Alabama from which he was graduated after taking a course in pharmacy. He was married at Blakely to Miss Willa Jones. Coming to Florida, they first lived at Wauchula where Tuttle, jr., was born. Later Dr. Smith was employed as a druggist at Marianna and came to Fort Myers from there to work for Dr. Nat Hunter. Two other children, Benjamin and Caroline, were born here. Dr. Smith left Hunter's to enter into a partnership with Ted Evans which was later dissolved. His last position was with the Parkview Pharmacy... Familiarly known as "Doc" to a large circle of acquaintances he enjoyed wide popularity in Fort Myers. He was keenly interested and frequently active in politics, usually on behalf of friends who were running for office. Born and reared in Georgia, of an old southern family, he was a stalwart democrat in national politics and was usually well informed on campaign issues. While his death had been forecast by reports from the hospital since Tuesday, news of his passing came as a shock to his friends yesterday. Until stricken by the attack of gall stones Saturday night he had apparently been in robust health. He was on duty at the Parkview Saturday and many recalled seeing him on the street Saturday afternoon

Anna Belle Boyd SMITH

    Fort Myers News-Press, January 6, 2011 - Dr. Arthur Clark Smith, 85, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2011. He was born July 26, 1925 in Abingdon, Virginia to the late John Talbert Smith and Bertha Marie (Neidermaier) Smith. He graduated from William King High School in Abingdon in 1943 and then served in the US Navy. He married Dorothy McWilliams in 1945. Arthur received his BS in Education and his Masters in Science from Florida State. He earned his Doctorate in Education from the University of Miami. Throughout his career, Dr. Smith worked as a teacher, assistant principal and principal in Florida. He was a member and officer of the LCREA and a member of First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy; daughters, Donna Clarke and Cecelia (and her husband John) Hoisington; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; and a brother, Russell A. Smith. There will be a visitation on Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral will begin at 2:00. Interment with military honors will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to charity of your choice

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Feb. 27, 1938--Bartow Smith, 44-year-old field worker employed by the A & W Bulb company, was instantly killed late yesterday afaternoon in an automobile accident on McGregor boulevard opposite the Miles Farms. Smith was thrown from an A & W Bulb company truck when it was struck from the rear by a vegetable truck driven by Edwin Summerall, employe of the Frank Saley Trucking company. Smith's neck was broken when he fell off the truck and he was crushed by the truck coming up from behind. Deputy Sheriff L. H. Furen said an inquest would be held today or Monday. In the meantime, Summerall is being held in the Lee county jailpending the result of further investigation by the sheriff's office and the coroner's inquest. Deputy Furen said that from testimony it appeared that the bulb truck bringing workmen back to town slowed up and that the vegetable truck failed to stop, crashing into the car ahead. Smith fell backwards and was run over by the vegetable truck. This body was brought back to Fort Myers by Lawrence A. Powell. Smith was 44 years old and his home is in Statesboro, Ga. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sallie T. Smith, two sons, Charles and Winfred and two daughters, Elma Lou and Olivia, all of Statesboro.

Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 1 2005-- Carolyn S. Smith, 72, of Ft. Myers, died Sunday, February 27, 2005. She had been a resident here for the past 28 years, formerly of Galena, Ohio, and was one of the founders of Big Arts on Sanibel. Surviving are her husband, Peter G. Smith of Ft. Myers, daughters, Cynthia Haas of South Bend, Indiana, Lisa Pierot of Ft. Myers, Carrie Ross of Winchester, Virginia, son, Adamm Smith of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, brother, Tim Bradford of Morehead, North Carolina and 11 grandchildren. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Kiser Funeral Home
    Fort Myers News-Press, August. 20, 1934 - Charles N. Smith, 56-year-old Spanish American war veteran and proprietor of the Kandy Kitchen, died yesterday in the Veterans hospital in St. Petersburg. His death was unexpected, as his wife received a letter in the morning mail saying that he was much improved. A military funeral will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the L. W. Engelhardt chapel. The Rev. F. A. Shore of St. Luke's Episcopal church will conduct the service. In addition to war veterans, the Knights of Pythias will attend the funeral in a body. The organization has been asked to meet at 9 o'clock at the Pythian hall. Active pallbearers include Simon Loeb, Fred Durre, J. W. McWilliams, Luke Towles, Mr. Kitchens and Walter Kaune. Honorary pallbearers are L. Hicks, F. F. Modie, Lew Stewart and L. M. Stroup. Mr. Smith was born in St. Louis and later moved to Key West, Florida. He has lived in Fort Myers for 22 years where he and his distinctive confectionery store have been widely known. He has served as an officer both in the local port of Spanish war veterans and with the West Coast organization. He leaves two children, Mrs. Walter Kaune, jr., and Reece Smith, in addition to his widow. He is also survived by his mother, who arrived at the St. Petersburg hospital yesterday from St. Louis.
   Fort Myers News-Press, March 31, 2012 - Charles"Charlie" T. Smith, 78, of Cape Coral was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 31, 1934 to Charles Elmer Smith and Evangeline White-Smith. Charlie passed away peacefully in Cape Coral on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Charlie graduated from Manhattan Aviation School in 1952. Served honorably as Sergeant in the US Marine Corps as crew chief from 1953-1957. Married in 1955 to his childhood sweetheart Marion, a true love affair of 57 years. Charlie started working for Eastern Airlines in 1957 and then transferred to Miami in 1968. Retired from Eastern Airlines after 32 years at the age of 55. In 1994, moved to Cape Coral where he enjoyed the beach, fishing, music, his boat, cars, fixing just about anything for anybody, and most of all making others laugh at his jokes. His garage was his tinker shop where visitors were always welcomed. Charlie was a dedicated member of several clubs including Moose, VFW, American Legion, Eagles, Elks, and Cop Shop. For several years he enjoyed and took pride in calling bingo at the Moose Lodge 2199. To cherish he leaves behind his beautiful wife Marion, his brother George, his children, Charles, Cindy Capuano, Danny, Bobby, and Jennifer Bulten-Aponte, his grandchildren Mark Charles, Carolann, Christinia, Jeffrey, Charles, Ryan, Zach, Jessica, Trenton, Brooke Violet, Tori and several nieces and nephews. He will be loved and missed by all. Our heart-felt thank you to Hope Hospice for their loving and tender care. A visitation will be held at Coral Ridge Funeral Home on Sunday, April 1st, between the hours of 2-5:30pm, with service to follow. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrews Catholic Church on Monday, April 2nd at 10am, with burial and Military Honors to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 16, 1972 - Mrs. Clara H. Plain Smith, 69, of 4375 Tuscaloosa Drive, died Tuesday.   Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Carol Harris of Fort Myers; sons, Carl Lewis Smith of Overland Park, Kansas, Mrs. Christian William Smith of St. Petersburg; brothers, General Louis of Plain, Calif., Arnold Plain of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Dorthea Bonavitch of Cleveland and nine grandsons.   She was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
      Fort Myers Press, August 30, 1923 Devine B. Smith, age 77, died Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at his home in East Fort Myers. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he suffered at Lakeland last Friday at the home of his wife's sister. Sunday he was brought to Fort Myers and taken to his home. Medical aid was of no avail and he continued sinking until death. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. O. A. Thrower of the First Methodist Church, South, at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the church. Burial was made in the Fort Myers Cemetery. He is survived by his wife whom he married about a year ago. Friends of Mr. Smith deplored the fact that Thursday's Tropical News said that Mr. Smith was recovering when the fact is he died at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 11, 2009 - Our beloved mother, Ethel Snyder Smith, 96 years old, passed away April 10. She was born in Mayo, FL October 13, 1912. She came to Fort Myers in 1928. Ethel was loved by everyone who crossed her path in life and was called "Big Mama" by many. She will be remembered for all the beautiful wedding gowns that she made for the new brides. She was preceded in death by the children's father, Rueben O. Snyder in 1976, his wife of 49 years and Earnest (Frog) Smith in 1993, his wife of 9 years. Ethel had 5 daughters, Eloise (Bill) Smith, Louise (Charles) Morgan and deceased (Lloyd Bell) Shirley (Alex) Carrillo, Betty Joan (Richard) Montgomery, and Anita (Robert) Kelly, her two sons, Kenneth (Maureen) Snyder and the late Robert (Dorothy) Snyder who preceded her in death in 1979. She was survived by 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Monday, April 13, 2009 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. 
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 15, 1958 - Era Smith, 68, a resident of Lee County all her life, died Thursday.  She was a resident of St. James City and a member of the Methodist Church.  Surviving are her sister, Mrs. Clarence Cleveland, Fort Myers; a brother, William Yeomans, Daytona Beach, Fla. and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. John Few officiating.  Pallbearers will be Sheriff Flanders Thompson, Elmore Pearce, Earl Hord, Wilson Pigott, Dawson McDaniel and Russel Williams. Honorary bearers will be Dr. George Hopkins, Dr. James L. Bradley, Dr. H. Q. Jones and Tom Smoot.  Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    FORT MYERS NEWS PRESS, Sat., May 27, 1933--Judge E. S. Smith, 85 years old, died late Thursday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Sherouse, on Madison avenue in East End. Judge Smith was born in Liverpool, England. He had lived here for 14 years coming from Kenwood, Fla. Judge Smith leaves a long list of survivors including his widow and children. Mrs. J. M. Sherouse and Mrs. L. M. Sherouse of Fort Myers, L. L. Smith of Tampa, Mrs. I. M. Hinson of Whiteville, N. C. and A. M. Smith of Farmville, Va. He also is survived by 26 grandchildren and 15 great-grand-children. Funeral services will be held at the Edgewood Methodist church at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Martin will officiate. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be J. C. Sumner. T. P. Hill, Jack Foshee, Mr. Dupre, O. B. Blount, J. F. Infinger and Fred Lanier.
   Fort Myers News-Press, December 13, 1965 - Mrs. Eunie Smith, 82, 539 State St., North Fort Myers, died Saturday night. She had lived here for the past 20 years. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Johns; grandchildren, Denny Johns, Mrs. Martha Rooks, North Fort Myers; five great-grandchildren. She was a member of the North Fort Myers Methodist Church. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Claude O. Tucker officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
     The News-Press, August 4, 2009 - Franklin E. Smith, 80, of Cape Coral, passed away on Sunday. Family and friends are invited to visit at the Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 S.R. 82, Fort Myers, FL 33913, on Thursday, August 6, 2009, from 10 am until time of funeral service at 11 am. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, (239) 334-4880. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Hope Hospice of Lee County.
    FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - January 19, 1961 George B. Smith, age 66, retired seafood market proprietor of 2562 Franklin St., and a resident of Fort Myers since 1942, died last night. He was a native of Bartow and lived in Arcadia prior to coming here. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Fannie Lou Smith, four daughters, and three sons. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Harvey Funeral Home.January 20, 1961 - Funeral services for George Burton Smith, 65, of 2562 Franklin Street, have been set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harvey Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Long, pastor, Russell Park Baptist Church and Rev. Troy Johnson, pastor, Felda Baptist Church, officiating. The Fort Myers Lodge No. 63, Independent Order of Odd Fellows will conduct graveside rites at the Fort Myers Cemetery. Odd Fellows will serve as pallbearers. Surviving besides his wife, Mrs. Fannie Lou Smith, are four daughters, Mrs. Leroy Douglals, Mrs. James H. Douglas, Mrs. Martin A. Murae, all of Fort Myers; Miss Joyce Smith, Miami; three sons, Jerry Smith, Troy and Willie J. Johnson, all of Fort Myers; and seven grandchildren.
   Fort Myers News-Press, January 21, 2011 - Goldie Croco Smith, 101, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011 at her home in Burke, Virginia. She was born December 22, 1909. Goldie is predeceased in death by her husband Jackson Wayne Smith; her parents, Henry and Marguerite Croco; a sister, Ermyl and brother, Lyman. She is survived by her sister Elgin Simpson of Burke, Virginia; 2 nieces, Geraldine Perez of Pandora, Ohio, Betty Tillia of Newcastle, Pennsylvania; 2 great nephews, 4 great nieces, 7 great great nieces, 8 great great nephews, five great great great nieces and one great great great great nephew. A daughter of an old pioneer family of Fort Myers, Florida, Goldie also served her country during WWII as a Sergeant in the Women's Army Corp. She is a 50 year member of the Eastern Star, Chapter 31 and a member of the American Legion. The family will receive friends at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services chapel on Saturday, January 22 at 11:00 am with a service at 11:30. Interment will follow at Fort Myers Cemetery
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 14, 1979-- Grover Smith, 79, of 3631 E. Michigan Ave., Fort Myers, died Wednesday. She had been a lifetime resident of Fort Myers and was a former member of the Church of God of Prophecy. She is survived by one son, Roscie A. Smith of Fort Myers; one daughter, Sophronia Howard of Fort Myers; three sisters, Pearl Whisnant of LaBelle, Aurila Wiggins of North Fort Myers, Mary Lee of Fort Myers; one brother, JOhnnie Lee of Fort Myers, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 24 nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Donnie Webster officiating. Burial will be at Fort Myers Cemetery (Garden of Memories). Friends may call at the funeral home from noon today until time of service on Friday.

Fort Myers News-Press, 2005-06-13 -- Harold Murdoch Smith, of Ft. Myers, Florida, went to his eternal rest on June 5, 2005, at the age of 104. He was born on August 2, 1900, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Clara B. Hill Smith and Herbert Irvin Smith. As a young man, Harold enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, serving his tour of duty during World War I. Throughout his lifetime, he has maintained a strong spirit of patriotism and love for his country. In later years, he became a member of World War I Veterans Post No. 1954. Currently he was a member of The Paul E. Ison Detachment of The Marine Corps League. Recently, it was verified that Harold was the oldest living Marine in the United States. As a result, he was presented with an official letter by Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, acknowledging that he was so recognized by the United States Marine Corps.Following World War I, Harold became employed by the Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad in St. Louis. In 1940, he was transferred to Mobile, Alabama, where he remained until his retirement in 1965. At that time, he moved to Florida where he spent the remainder of his life. While employed by the G.M. &O Railroad, Harold met Kathryn George. On October 17, 1936 they were married in St. Louis and shared 58 years of marriage until Kathryn passed away January 14, 1995. They were members of the Ft. Myers Congregational United Church of Christ. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Janet S. and Emmette P. Waite, Jr. of Ft. Myers. Grandchildren surviving are Julie W. Dean & her husband Robert S. Dean III of Auburn, WA; E. Phillip Waite III & his wife Suzanne M. Waite, of Ravensdale, WA; and Susan C. Black & her husband John S. Black of Seattle, WA. Surviving great grandchildren are Emory, Amy & Aaron Dean all of Auburn, WA; and Calvin, Christiana & Colin Black all of Seattle, WA. Harold was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn, his sister Lois S. Sutter, his brother Irvin H. Smith and half sister Laura S. Kurtzeborn.A memorial service will be held at 3:30 PM on June 14, 2005 at the Ft. Myers Congregtional United Church of Christ, with Rev. C. Alan Hogle officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date in St. Louis, MO.. C. Alan Hogle officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date in St. Louis, MO.
      Fort Myers News-Press March 16, 2008 Helen M. Smith, passed away March 13, 2008 in Cumming, GA. Formerly of the Fort Myers area, she was a member of The Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord. She loved her cats and her chocolate, but especially her family.Helen was preceded in death by her husband Harlow, and is survived by her children, Sally (Dick) Orcutt, Don (Gerry) Smith, Jimmy Smith and Beverly (Clark) Atchison, 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and her sister-in-law, Muriel Nichols.Visitation will be held Monday from 6-8 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral Mass Tuesday, 10:30 at the Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord, Fort Myers. Burial to follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society.Arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 936-0555
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 17, 2013 - Ira Lee Smith went peacefully to meet our Lord on January 12, 2013. Faithful father and husband. He was born in Ft. Myers, Florida on August 22, 1929 to Rufus and Molly Smith. He is preceded in death by both parents Rufus Smith & Molly (Delacey) Smith; also 3 siblings Viola Tucker, Lawrence Smith and Graham Smith. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Dolores Smith; 3 sons Bryan (Chip) Smith, Mike Smith, Greg & Glenda Smith. He had 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. Ira worked in the wholesale electrical business for over 30 years and never met a stranger. Ira was a Deacon at Estero First Baptist Church for many years; serving his Lord and his family were his main goals in life. As a husband and father he was the Ultimate example. He served his country with pride overseas during the Korean War as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army but seldom spoke of it.Funeral service will be conducted at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Rd 82, Ft. Myers, FL 33913 on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 2:00pm. Visitation will begin at 1:00pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 10, 2012 - Jack Smith, the “Street Preacher," 82, of Pembroke, North Carolina and formerly of Lee, County, Florida passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. He was laid to rest on Sunday, July 8, 2012 in the Alva Cemetery in Alva, Florida. Funeral arrangements were coordinated by Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, Lehigh Acres, Florida.
    Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services, Fort Myers, FL - Johnnie Smith, 88, formerly of Ft. Myers, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Melrose, FL. He was born in Pearson, GA to Charlie O. and Elizabeth Smith, served our country in the U.S. Army, and was married to his wife, June, for over 48 years when she predeceased him in 2003. Johnnie’s skills were in masonry and construction which he used in various parts of Lee County while working with the City of Fort Myers for many years until he retired. His   passion included donating his time and skills by making repairs at local churches, assisting families in need and expecting nothing in return. He will be truly missed. Survivors include his children: Mary Edith (Jessie) Stevens of Keystone Heights, FL, Robert “Derrell” (Sophia) Smith of Hollister, FL, and Karla “Kitty” (Dennis) Hunter of Seffner, FL; 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild; siblings: Bascom (Mary Jo) Smith of Ft. Myers, FL, Colon (Arleen) Smith of GA, Pauline Blanchette of Ft. Myers, FL and Irene Courson of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Beverly “Missy” Wysocki and brothers: L.D. Smith, Charles Smith and James Smith. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10-11am on Wed., March 26, 2014 at the Anderson-Patterson chapel, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Ft. Myers. Funeral services will begin at 11am with Rev. Bascom Smith, Jr. officiating.   Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park with Military Honors.
    Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, Fort Myers, Florida - Joyce Roberta (Martin) Smith, age 74, of North Fort Myers, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was born on May 11, 1939 the daughter of the late Bob & Pauline Martin and stepfather Howard Washburn. She was involved with the Boy Scouts of America and sang in the choir at the North Fort Myers United Methodist Church. Joyce retired from the News-Press after working over 10 years. She is survived by her husband, Willis K. Smith; son, Kenneth H. Smith (Crystal wife) ; grandchildren, Kenneth H. Smith , Jr. and Savannah Klingerman; sisters, Joanne Johnson (Bernard husband), Barbara Segal (Harris husband) and Elaine Hinkle; and nieces, nephews & friends, Steven Braden, Linda Waters, Lisa Fuller, Christi Schitea, and Jack (Lucky) Hinkle, Jr. Her memory will live on in all those who knew her. Family and friends are invited to visit at the Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, Florida 33913, on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 1:00pm until the time of the funeral service at 2:00pm, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Myers, Florida. For information, please call (239)334-4880. Online condolences may be offered at www.leememorialpark.com. Arrangements under the direction of Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, Fort Myers, Florida.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 29, 2003 - June Delean Smith, 65, of Gainesville, formerly of Fort Myers, died Thursday. Mrs. Smith was born December 5, 1937, in Bacon County, Georgia. She is survived by her husband Johnnie Smith of Melrose; son Robert D. Smith of Palatka; daughters Kitty Hunter of Seffner, Beverly D. Wysocki of Alachua, and Mary Stevens of Melrose; sisters Joyce Johnson of Daleville, Alabama, Joann Crews of Jacksonville, Jackie Davis of Douglas, Georgia, and Jimmie Alter of Gainesville; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Sunday from 4 - 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Eldon J. Lewis presiding at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd. Interment will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.
     Fort Myers News-Press, February 7, 2007 - June Elaine (Kitchens) Smith, age 70, of LaBelle, passed away February 4, 2007 in LaBelle. She was born June 14, 1936 in Irvington, Georgia to Henry Thomas Kitchens and Mildred Pauline (Jackson) Kitchens. She worked as an educator at the elementary, middle school and high school level. She retired in 1997 from LaBelle High School. Survivors include her husband: Tommy Smith of LaBelle, son: Scott Smith and wife Anna of Fort Myers and grandsons: Wyatt Smith and Morgan Smith of Fort Myers. She was preceded in death by her son, Stuart Smith.Funeral services will be held Fri. February 9, 2007, 11:00 am, Graveside at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle with Paul Puletti officiating. Public Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 8 from 7-9 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Flowers may be sent to the services or donations made in Junes's honor to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 366337, Bonita Springs, FL 34136.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
     Fort Myers News-Press, November 25, 2007 - K. Gus Smith Jr., 83, of Fort Myers passed away Friday, November 23, 2007. Born and formerly of Massillon, OH, K. Gus proudly served with the Marine Corps from November 27, 1941 until April 25, 1946 where he served in the Pacific Islands during WWII. He was an active member of the Greek Orthodox Church since 1986 where he enjoyed spending time with his circle of friends. He also enjoyed working with flowers. K. Gus is survived by his 2 loving children Ted Lakkides and Marcia Diamant; sister Christine Kester; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his brother George Smith and 2 sisters Frances Hoffee and Helen Ertle. A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2007 at the chapel of the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home between the hours of 2 PM and 6 PM with a Trisagion Service at 5:30 PM. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, November 26th at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church with entombment and military honors to follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens 936-0555 www.fortmyersmemorialgardens.com

Fort Myers News-Press, January 27, 2005 - Kenneth Leroy Smith, age 81, of LaBelle, passed away Jan. 25, 2005 in LaBelle. He was born Oct. 6, 1923 in Detroit, MI. to Walter Smith and Frances Rienicke Smith. Ken was a longtime resident of Fort Myers where he was a self employed General Contractor with Ken Smith Construction. Upon retirement, he and his wife, Elizabeth, moved to LaBelle in 1992. Ken was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, serving during WWII. He was a member of American Legion Post #130 in LaBelle. Survivors include his son: Bill Smith of LaBelle (Nancy), brothers: Don Smith of Ormond Beach and Jerry Smith of San Diego, CA, sister: Harriet Mills of Michigan, and grandchildren: Shawn Smith, Ryan Smith, Tristan Fischer-Smith and Logan Fischer-Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth in 1997 and daughter, Sandi Smith in 2004. A celebration of life will be held Sat., Jan 29, 2005 from 3-5 p.m. at Bill & Nancy Smith's home in LaBelle. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 992 Tamiami Trail, Unit C-2, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 or by calling 800-227-2345. Arrangements by: Akin Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle

  Fort Myers News-Press April 8, 2009 Lewis Carl Smith, age 52, of Fort Myers, passed away Sunday April 5, 2009. He was the son of the late L.D. smith and of Dorothy Ann (nee Kemp) Smith who still resides in Fort Myers. Carl leaves behind a son, Michael Ryan Smith; sisters, Caye Smith and Leslie Keen; nieces, Jennifer and Amy; nephew, Austin as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins. Carl will also be missed by many dear colleagues and friends. A memorial gathering will be held 3-4 PM Friday April 10th, 2009 with memorial services beginning at 4 PM the same day at the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 5, 2011 - Lucille Smith, 79,  went to be with the Lord on Dec. 31, 2010  She is survived by her loving husband Sid (Smitty) Smith of 56 year, 6 children Sid, Terri, Brenda, Bryon(Conni) Ray (Holly) Smith, Cathy (Tim) Simmons, 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two brothers Charles Edwards and James Edwards (Bea). Viewing will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers on Jan. 6, 2011 from 6-9pm. Funeral services will be held at Grace Bible Church, 4461 Buckingham Rd., Fort Myers viewing on Jan.7, 2011 from 10-11am Services will follow with the Rev. Richard Blue Interment at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Family wishes in view of flowers, donations be made to Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres Online condolences can be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com
    Ft. Myers News-Press, July 18, 2003 - Mary Gail Smith, 49, a resident of Lehigh Acres since 1989, passed away July 15, 2003. Mary Gail was born Nov. 21, 1953 Wauchula, FL., to Louis Smith, Sr. and Mary Hines, both of N. Ft. Myers. She was employed as an independent truck driver with Cypress Trucking. Mary Gail was an animal lover who enjoyed dogs, birds and horses. She was a loving mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents she is survived by her daughter; Crystal Gayle Clemmons, Lehigh Acres; two grandchildren; Chasity Diane Clemmons and Jamaul Owen Jackson; one brother Louie Smith, Jr., N. Ft. Myers; three sisters and their husbands; Tereasa & Joseph Coladarci, Naples, FL., Dale and Eldon Johnson, Lehigh Acres; and Jackie & Joe Richmond, N. Ft. Myers, FL., and her fiance'; Errol Minto, Lehigh Acres. Friends will be received from 12:00 noon until 3:00 PM., Saturday, July 19, 2003 at Christ United Methodist Church, corner of Lee Blvd. and Homestead Road, Lehigh Acres, where a service will be held at 3:00 PM. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in loving memory of Mary Gail may be directed to her daughter. Arrangements by Farley Funeral Home.
   Fort Myers News-Press, October 12, 2012 - Mildred R. Smith, 79, of North Fort Myers, Florida passed away October 10, 2012. She was born May 29, 1933 in Knoxville, Tennessee the daughter of Hobert and Mildred (Smith) Brooks. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, 4 children, Michael (Daina) Wood, Pam Wood and her companion Weldon Shank, Kim (Charlie) Tryon, Carol (Mark) Demeyere, sister Mary Lou Brooks Lowe, 11 grandchildren, 16 grandchildren and nephew Dennis Sovastion. She was predeceased by son Donnie Wood and 7 brothers and sisters. A celebration of Mildred's life will be celebrated on Saturday from 9-11 AM at Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. Burial will follow at Alva Cemetery. 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 Dec 6, 2007-- Robert H. Smith, 76, of Murphy and N. Fort Myers, FL died Thursday, November 29, 2007 in an Andrews care facility. A native of Girard, IL he was the son of the late Samuel O. and Helen Heaton Smith. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the US Navy as a naval aviator. In 1967, he went to work for American Airlines as a commercial pilot and retired in 1991 as a captain for the airline. His hobbies included camping, sailing, skeet shooting, wine making, and woodworking.Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Nancy Coogan Smith; three daughters, Lisa Smith-Ruvalcaba of Chelmsford, MA, Laura Royek of Apex, NC, and Vicki Smith of Springfield, MA; two sons, James J. Smith of Tucson, AZ and Robert O. Smith of Apex; a sister, Beverly Heinecke of San Anselmo, CA and six grandchildren.A funeral service will be held at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Friday Dec. 7, 2007 at 2 PM. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service. Entombment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 936-0555.
    Fort Myers News-Press, 16 Jul 1998-- Ronald Coleman Smith, Jr., of Fort Myers, died Monday, July 13, 1998. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Tolbert; his father, Ronald Coleman Smith Sr., two grandmothers, Beatrice Hicks, and Bula Nelson of Fort Myers; six aunts: Virginia (Walter) Watkins, Patricia (John) Mitchell both of Fort Myers, FL. Marilyn (Dallas) Lacey of Thomasville, GA., Debbie (Charles) Nixon of Fayetteville, NC., Shirley Smith of Fort Myers, and Shirley Cummings of Fort Myers; one uncle, St. First Class Williams Hicks, Jr., of El Paso, TX. and a host of beloved cousins and close friends. Homegoing services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 17, from Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 2856 Douglass St., with Rev. William L. Glover, Pastor, officiating. Interment to follow in Fort Myers Cemetery Hickson Funeral Home.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 23, 2013 - Roxie Davis Smith, 78, of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away on April 19 after a valiant battle following recent surgery. She was born May 8, 1934 in Lincoln, Neb.She is survived by daughters Teresa Walrod (James), Gini Smith, and daughter-in-law Lisa Smith, 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved friends, Fran Myers, A.J. Bassett sand friends too numerous to name. Smith was preceded in death by her husband Paul, son Steven, parents Johnavieve and Robert C. Davis, Sr., and brother Robert C. Davis, Jr.Known locally as "the First Lady of Tourism," Smith spent her life welcoming guests to the State. For more than 27 years Roxie has served as a board member of the Lee County Tourist Development Council and has diligently worked to grow the County's No. 1 Industry from an $800 million economic impact per year to more than $2 billion in per year. She served on the Florida Commission on Tourism and as a board member and has co-chaired several committees. On a local level, she has been an active member of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber since its founding and over the years, she has served on numerous charity and community boards. Originally from South Dakota, Smith was first introduced to southwest Florida tourism in 1952 when as a high school student, she and her family visited the northern end of Fort Myers Beach and consequently purchased some property that became the family-owned and operated Pink Shell Resort. It grew from one rental cottage to 179 one-, two- and three-bedroom units by 1989.Smith learned the family business well. Over the years, she absorbed knowledge of all aspects of the operation and diligently progressed through the ranks from desk clerk to president. She was active in the vacation rental business, including management and oversight of family-owned cottages and condos on Fort Myers Beach.A Tourist Development Council (TDC) member since 1986, Smith served as vice chairman and had chaired the Superior Small Lodging (SSL) committee. In her tenure on the Governor-appointed Florida Commission on Tourism and rivate/public partnership of the Visit Florida Board of Directors, she actively served on numerous Visit Florida volunteer committees, most notably serving as co-chairman of the Florida Commission on Tourism and Visit Florida's Cultural Heritage and Nature Tourism Development Committee (formerly called Eco-Heritage Committee). For years, Smith actively served on numerous volunteer committees of the Visit Florida Board of Directors. As a dedicated and involved leader, she has served on the Executive Committee of the Board, the Marketing Committee, Partnership Development Committee, and the Promotions Committee. In addition, she has been active with many community service organizations such as: Friends of the Preserve, City of Fort Myers Beach Local Planning Agency, Historic Preservation Subcommittee, Newton Beach Park Committee, Uncommon Friends, Cultural and Environmental Learning Center Advisory Board, founding secretary of the Horizon Council, vice president of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber Foundation, board member of the Lynn Hall Park Advisory Committee, Bodwich Point Advisory Committee, Fort Myers Beach Swimming Pool Foundation Board, St. Raphael's Church as Vestry and Senior Warden, Estero Island Historic Society, board member of the Friends of Matanzas Wilderness Preserve and the Pilot Club of Fort Myers Beach.Viewing will take place Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., at the Harvey-Englehardt, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. An Anglican service is slated for Thursday, 4 p.m., at the Beach Baptist Church, 130 Connecticut St., Fort Myers Beach, followed by a reception at Mastello's Restorante, 7890 Summerlin Lakes Dr., Fort Myers. Guests are asked to "wear a touch of pink."In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to St. Raphael's by the Sea Anglican Church, Friends of Matanzas Wilderness Preserve and the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship Fund.
    Fort MyersNews-Press - Ruth E. Smith, 64, of No. Ft.Myers, died Monday. She was a lifetime resident, a member of Harbor Chapel and did volunteer work at Southwest Florida Regional Hospital and Meals on Wheels. Mrs. Smith is survived by two sons, John L. Thompson, Jr and fiancee Marlene, Larry Smith and wife, Becky of Orlando; seven daughters, JoAnne Cotner and husband Tom of Ft.Myers, Jackie Hutto of Lakeland, Carole Graham and husband Buddy of Orlando, Barbara Bullard and husband, Bobby of Alva, Linda Johnson and husband, Robert of Orlando, Julie Paoletta of Naples, Teresa Smith of Alva; one sister, Myrtle Bell of Debary, Fla, 23 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Anderson Fuenral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., with Rev. Jerry Hawkins officiating. Pallbearers will be F. T. Cotner, Troy Cotner, Kim Walker, Jason Walker, Carl Newman and Nick Spiller. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 11, 1945 - Mrs. Sarah M. Smith, 88, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. M. Sherouse, 215 Second Street. She leaves besides her daughter two sons, A. M. Smith of Lynchburg, Va., L. L. Smith of Tampa; and a sister, Mrs. Robert Watkins of Joliet, Ill. Mrs. Smith has made her home in Fort Myers since 1916. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell and will be announced later.
   Published in The News-Press on September 22, 2009 - Shirley M. Smith, 78, of Dowling Park, Florida passed away at her home on Saturday, August 29, 2009. Shirley was born on Thursday, March 12, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Ward L. and Jennie M. (Starkey) Smith. She graduated from Hudson High School, in Ohio, class of 1948. She received her B.S. Degree in education from Kent State University in 1952 and her M.A. Degree from Appalachian State University in 1966. Retiring in 1982, Ms. Smith taught for 30 years in Fort Myers at the Fort Myers Senior-Junior and Middle Schools. During her tenure in the Lee County School system, she served as President of the Classroom Teacher's Association and Secretary of the Lee County Teacher's Credit Union. Ms. Smith is survived by her "many children" that she taught over the years. Inurnment will be at Lee Memorial Park, Fort Myers, Florida. Simplicity Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Watts Funeral Homes, San Mateo, Florida. Memories and condolences may be sent to Shirley's family by signing her guest book online at: http://www.WattsFuneralHomes.com.

Fort Myers News-Press April 17, 2009 -  Steven G. Smith, age 46, and a lifelong resident of Ft. Myers Beach, passed unexpectedly in his sleep on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009.Steve married his high school sweetheart Lisa Woerner in 1982 at St Raphael's Church on Fort Myers Beach, and she remained the great love of his life throughout the nearly twenty seven years of their marriage. Steve is also survived by his children, Anthony; Anthony's wife Viviana; Michael Paul; and Jacob; sisters Gini Smith of Fort Myers and Terri Walrod (Jim) of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and by several nieces and nephews, all of whom adored him. He, in turn, loved all of them very much, and was an important guiding force in their lives.His father, Paul G. Smith pre-deceased him. His mother, Roxie Smith, is a Fort Myers Beach resident and well-known Lee County and Fort Myers Beach community leader. Steve and his sisters grew up on Fort Myers Beach at the Pink Shell Resort, then a family-owned-and- operated cottage resort. His grandfather, Bob Davis (who with wife Johnnie started the Pink Shell) believed if the kids were old enough to say, "Hello" they were old enough to work at the resort. Steve began delivering papers to resort guests with his grandfather at age 5, and never looked back. He worked at the resort in various capacities until the family sold it in 1989. Steve's accomplishments include getting his Real Estate license; successfully completing firefighter and EMT training; earning a degree in Architectural Drafting; and obtaining his general contractor's license. Steve loved the building industry, and took great pride in the work he did. He also loved gardening, and grew beautiful flowers. He was involved for several years when his boys were younger in the Boy Scouts of America and was for several years a Little League coach.Steve and his cohorts were among a very lucky few who grew up in the days of skiing on the back bays and traveling everywhere they wanted to go by boat. He knew the waters surrounding the island by heart and knew the location of every snook hole in the area. He was in every sense of the word a true beach boy.A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 18 at St. Raphael's Episcopal Church, 5601 Williams Dr, Fort Myers Beach, FL.
    The Bellefortaine Examiner, March 12, 2013 - Talitha Alice (Miller) Smith, 92, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Melbourne, Fla. She was born in Bellefontaine on Oct. 20, 1920, to the late Raymond and Clorinda Hill Miller. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Smith Sr.; brother, Perry; and sisters, Jean and Phyllis. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Charles F. (Betty) Smith Jr. of Palmetto, Fla., Patricia A. (William) Furlong of Palm Bay, Fla., George R. (Lorraine) Smith Sr. of Mt. Laurel, N.J., and Steven D. (Deborah) Smith of Riverview, Fla.; grandchildren, Laura, Dale, Phillip, Brian, George Jr., Katrina, Joshua, Stephanie, Matthew, Sarah, Tyler and Rebecca; 21 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Talitha moved to Lee County in 1960 from Upper Sandusky and was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary. She retired after 27 years as an assistant librarian for the Ft. Myers Public Library and was a volunteer librarian at J. Colin English Elementary School, as well as volunteering for church work throughout her life. Talitha was also very active at the Glenbrooke Retirement Center. Visitation is one hour prior to a funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at Guiding Light Community Church, 1360 Touchstone Road, North Ft. Myers, FL 33903. Interment is in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fort Myers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guiding Light Community Church and to Hope Hospice, www.hopehospice.org/donate. Express condolences at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
      Fort Myers News-Press, October 18, 2011 - Wilbur C. "Bill" Smith Jr. Fort Myers, Florida passed away on October 18, 2011 at Joanne's Hope Hospice after a long battle with bone cancer. His daughter Melonie, sons Earl and Wilbur (Billy) and daughter-in-law Marilyn were at his side when life left him. Bill was born April 7, 1919 to Wilbur C. Smith, Sr. and Vera Inez Hall Smith in Fountain City, Knox County Tennessee and grew up in Chattanooga Tennessee. Bill came to Fort Myers in 1942 while serving in the Army Air Force at the Buckingham Base and at the Air and Sea Rescue at Fort Myers Beach Marco Island and the Panama Canal. Bill was best known for his business expertise, community involvement, downtown redevelopment and his charismatic, humorous personality. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Mary Alice Fohl Smith and sisters Margaret and Betty. While serving in Fort Myers he met and married Mary Alice on July 3, 1944. She was from a pioneer family whose family had been in business in Fort Myers since the early 1900's. After discharge from the service he worked from 1945 until 1954 for his wife's father, John Fohl at Fohl's Hardware in downtown Fort Myers where he learned business. In 1954 he and his wife Mary Alice founded Bill Smith, Inc. and initially sold appliances, plumbing supplies, glass and paint and as Bill put it "anything I could sell." Now, 56 years later, the company has evolved into an appliance and electronics business and is heavily involved in downtown redevelopment. Bill Smith, Inc. is still the leading appliance and electronics retail business in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties, and The Bradford Block has served as the cornerstone for downtown revitalization. During his lifetime Bill was admired by his employees, business and civic leaders as well as many citizens with whom he always had time to engage in constructive conversation and give freely of his advice and encouragement. Bill was the founder of the greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Lifetime Member of The Salvation Army Advisory Board, Chairman of Advisory Board of Fort Myers Port Authority, Founding member of the Horizon Counsel, past member of Fort Myers Downtown Redevelopment Agency and actively involved in preservation of historic property in Downtown Fort Myers, a member of Tropical Lodge number 56, member of ARABA Temple, a supporter of the Imaginarium, member of the Fort Myers Country Club, founding member of Cypress Lakes Country Club, founding member of National Bank of Lee County and a founder of the Downtown Property Owners Association. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling, tennis, scuba diving, softball and hiking as well as discussing current economic and political issues. Bill and his wife Mary Alice purchased a simple farm house and acreage in the Adirondack Mountains in Elizabethtown, New York, in 1965. He enjoyed renovating and making additions to the home as well as visiting on a regular basis with the many friends he met there. His family still enjoys the property. Bill enjoyed traveling with Mary Alice to the Adirondacks as well as throughout the United States, Central and South America, Canada, Nova Scotia, the Galapagos Islands, Bermuda, Africa, the Bahamas and Europe. Following Mary Alice's passing in 1990 he married Ann-Christine (Ankie), and continued to travel frequently and spent time in Sweden where he made many friends. Bill is survived by his three children, daughter Mary Melonie Smith, sons, Wilbur C. (Billy) Smith, III, (Marilyn) and Earl E. Smith (Mark). Grandchildren Stacey Kristine, Sawyer Charles (Kelley), Zachary Evans (Christi), Ramsey Fohl (Cathy) and Wilbur Charles (Wil) IV. Great grandchildren Hannah Kristine Gavin, Cathleen Elizabeth Gavin, Meriel Viola Smith, Mary Madison Smith, Stella Evans Smith, Axl Leigh Smith, Indy Fohl Smith, his wife Ankie, sister-in-law Betty Ann Fohl Thomas (Mike) and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday October 22, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Fort Myers. Following the memorial service a reception for friends and family will be held at the Reception Hall of the First Baptist Church where refreshments will be served and give friends and family a chance to remember Bill. A private service for family members will follow.
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 5, 2006  - William A. "Bill" Smith, 79, of Lehigh Acres, FL went home to be with Jesus with his loving family at his side April 1, 2006. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearlie Smith, his father, E.A. "Frog" Smith, and brother, George. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Eloise Snyder Smith, 1 daughter, Sharon (Jim) Collins, 2 sons, Billy (Becky) Smith, Tim (Darla) Smith, 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and his brothers E.A. Smith and Quinton Smith. He was born in St. Petersburg, FL July 27, 1926. He moved to Fort Myers from Clewiston, FL in 1942. He served 18 months in the Army with 6 months overseas during WWII. He was a salesman until he went to the Post Office where he retired. Bill was known for his Christian testimony and his love for people. He sang and promoted Gospel music with his family for 32 years. He was also president of Christian Fellowship of Fort Myers for 28 years. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Goodbye Bill, we'll see you in Heaven someday. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 1 PM at New Life Assembly of God Church, 507 Sunshine Blvd., Lehigh Acres. The family will receive friends 12-1 PM at the church. Lee Memorial Park

  Fort Myers News-Mar 14, 2007 -  William Ernest Smith, 66, of Marianna died Sunday, March 11, 2006 at Jackson Hospital in Marianna.A native of Ft. Myers, Mr. Smith was a retired Delta Airlines employee, a member of Masonic Lodge 709 in Riverdale, Georgia, was presently employed at The Arthur G. Dozier School and a member of Providence Baptist Church.Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father, William Ray Smith and a brother, Mark Lee Smith.He is survived by his wife, Carol Smith of Marianna; Two sons, Steve Ernest Smith, Kevin Ray Smith and wife Narda all of Georgia; one grandson, Mason Alexander Smith of Georgia; his mother, Barbara Smith of Ft. Myers and one sister, Phillis Ann Gutknecht of Bonita Springs.Funeral services will be conducted at 10am, Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Maddox Chapel with Revs. Willie Butler and Dallas Ellis. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at Maddox Chapel. FMHS 1958

Fort Myers News-Press, March 31, 1938 - William F. Smith, 58-year-old Kansas City, Mo., storage company official, died yesterday at Lee Memorial hospital as the result of a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday. Accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Grace Smith, Mr. Smith had been in Fort Myers four days after spending the season at Winter haven. The body will be shipped Friday to Kansas City for services and interment. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, William E. of Omaha, Neb., and Charles E. at Missouri State university; six sisters, Mrs. Ellison Neel, Mrs. E. H. Bachman, Mrs. Clifford Jones, Mrs. Sam Sebree, Mrs. Mable Saunders and Miss Marian Smith of Kansas City; a brother, E. B. Smith of Kansas City. Spooner & Engelhardt are in charge of arrangements.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, August 2, 1936--Stephen L. Smithhart, 64 year-old garage operator, died last night at the Lee Memorial Hospital as the result of a heart attack. He had been ill for the past year. Mr. Smithhart came to Fort Myers 25 years ago from Des Moines, Iowa and had many friends in Lee County. Funeral arrangements will be made by Lawrence A. Powell.

The News-Press on 5/1/2009--Dr. Jasper W. Smoak, Jr., of Fort Myers, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2009. He was born to Jasper, Sr. and Ernestine on October 28, 1918 in Florence, SC. Dr. Smoak was a former Pastor of several churches, the last of which was Central Baptist Church of Fort Myers. Dr. Smoak is survived by his wife of 70 years Sarah Smoak; his sister, Joanne Nelson of Phoenix, AZ; his sister-in-law, Fay Smoak of Burnsville, NC and many other family members. Dr. Smoak was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Herbert Smoak and sisters, Dolores Henderson and Helen Kight. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Central Baptist Church, 3208 Central Ave. with Pastor David Schwin officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends will be received from 1:00 - 2:00 PM on Saturday at the church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907.239-936-0555
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 17, 1950 - John Newton Smoot, 88, died at his home in Tice yesterday after a long illness. He was born Dec. 23, 1861 in Edenburgh, Va., and was a retired school teacher. He had been a resident of Tice for the past four years. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. O. M. White of Tice; two granddaughters, Miss Carrol White of Lakeland and Miss Lois Elizabeth White of Fort Myers and one grandson, Roger John White of Fort Myers. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Walker officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 16, 2013 - R. Joyce Smoot, 81, of Cape Coral passed away Monday January 14, 2013. She was born in Newport, RI November 28, 1931 to, the late, Vernon & Ruth Warner. Joyce married William Mitchell Smoot in 1950 and they moved to Lee County in 1962. Joyce was preceded in death by William in 1986. She is survived by her four daughters; Linda Buchanan, Michele (Clinton) McLean , Bobbi (Burril) Duggins, and Patti ( Matt) Perkowski, eight grandchildren; Lane, Amy, Chip, Jonathan, Jordan, Ted, Matthew & Casey and three great grandchildren; Gabriel, Timothy & Canyon, one Sister Sandy Bell Anderson and nephews Israel & Jesse. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday January 18, 2013 at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends for viewing Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to share a memory or condolence

     Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-11-16 - Rylee Logan Snead, age 3 months of Moore Haven passed away November 15, 2004 at HealthPark Children's Hospital in Ft. Myers. Rylee was born July 27, 2004 at Ft. Myers to Ronald Lee and Kimberly "Hart" Snead. Survivors include her parents, Ronald and Kimberly Snead, Moore Haven; a brother Alan Kyle Adams, Moore Haven; maternal grandparents Henry & Shirley Freechette, Ft. Myers, Frederick and Belinda Hart of Zolfo Springs, paternal grandparents Peggy Jones, Clewiston, Charles Snead, Danville, VA, maternal great-grandmothers Cassie Johnston of Lehigh Acres, Jesse Hart, N. Ft. Myers, paternal great-grandparents Doris Moore, Danville, VA and James W. Dillon, Martinsville, VA. Visiting with the family will be Wednesday, Nov. 17th at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston with Rev. Gary Corley officiating. Burial will follow at the Ortona Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to your local March of Dimes or the Ronald McDonald House at HealthPark.

Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 27 2004-- Jane Helene Snell, of Fort Myers, passed away on December 25, 2004. She was born in Moose Lake, Minnesota on July 8, 1916 to parents S.A. and Etta Jacobson. Her brothers Nathaniel and John, sister Alberta, and husband Perry G. Snell, Sr. preceded Jane in death. Jane moved to Fort Myers in 1945 when she wed Perry. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers for fifty-nine years. She and her husband were the owners of the Pines Motel; and Jane retired from Edison National and Barnett Bank. Jane was the former president of the Pilot Club, and enjoyed playing bridge regularly with her friends. Jane is survived by her son Frank A. Snell and his wife Margie, of Fort Myers, FL, stepson Perry G. Snell, Jr. and his wife Janann, of Sarasota, FL, loving grandchildren Martha Snell Lynn of Venice, FL, Robert Snell of Pisgah Forest, NC, Kerri Snell Kokinda of Buffalo, NY, Laura Leigh Snell and Casey Ann Snell both of Fort Myers, FL. Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 23 2005-- John E. Snell, 79, of Ft. Myers, died Monday, February 21, 2005 at Hospice House, south Ft. Myers. John was born to Milo and Margaret (Cool) Snell in Muncie, IN on October 23, 1925. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and moved to Ft. Myers 30 years ago. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner of John's Outboard on Pondella Rd., in N. Ft. Myers. He is survived by his wife, Julie M. Snell (Dildine) to whom he was married for 16 years, step-daughters, Cheryl Murray and husband Mark of Sylmar, CA and Daphne Berlin and husband Drew of Astoria, NY. His sister Mary Grobey and husband Rodney of Grobey of Sebring, FL and his grandchildren Daniel Murray, Kathryn Berlin and several nieces and nephews also survive him. A memorial service will be held at Hope Hospice Chapel on March 5, at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 in John's name. Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens.

Fort Myers News=Press September 18, 2010 Marjorie Ann Snell of Fort Myers, FL a beloved friend, teacher, sister, mother and wife passed away on September 16, 2010. Born on February 18, 1948 in Omaha, NE she moved to Fort Myers in 1960. Margie was a member of the Fort Myers High School 1966 class and graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in Education. She was a devoted science teacher providing guidance to students in the Lee County Public School System for over 35 years. She taught sciences to children from 4th to 8th grade with a passion for marine sciences. One of her favorite teaching moments was introducing the ocean to students at Sea Camp in the Florida Keys. Margie was an avid scuba diver, enjoyed traveling around the globe with her family, and loved the sisterhood of her Bridge Group. Marjorie is survived by a great number of friends and family in addition to her loving husband of 40 years, Frank A. Snell of Fort Myers; her daughters Kerri Snell Kokinda (Chris) of Port St. Lucie, Laura Leigh Snell of Largo, and Casey Snell of Miami; Her brother Ron Fogle of Yuma, AZ; Her sister Karen Johnson (Davis) of Ponte Vedra Beach; and her Grandchildren Cameron and Caden Kokinda of Port St. Lucie, FL. Marjorie is predeceased by her parents Marjorie and Wesley Fogle. A viewing will be held at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907 on Sunday, September 19th from 4-6pm. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm with a celebration of her life in the activity center following the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to: Marjorie A. Snell Scholarship Fund which will provide opportunities for educators and students who wish to enrich their science knowledge by attending Sea Camp. Please send donations to the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc., P.O. Box 1608, Fort Myers, FL 33902 and designate the Marjorie A. Snell Scholarship fund.

     Fort Myers News-Press, January 8, 2011 - Perry Snell was a resident of Fort Myers from 1926 to 1952. He graduated from Fort Myers High School with the class of 1944. Perry's life was focused on family and aviation: he served in the Army Air Corp 1944-45, was a pilot for Continental Charters, served as station Manager for National Airlines and owned Snell Travel in Sarasota. Perry was a charter member of the Civil Air Patrol of Florida. He was a Rotarian and served as deacon in the First Baptist Church in Sarasota.Perry is survived by his wife of 61 years Janann, daughter Martha Lynn, son Robert Snell, brother Frank Snell, grandchildren, nieces and nephews
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 11,  2005 - Charlotte Alvey Snelson, 95, of Ft. Myers Beach died February 9, 2005, she was born in Detroit, MI, a daughter of the late Paul and Amelia Lokuta. Charlotte was a teacher in the Detroit Michigan Schools for 40 years, upon her retirement she went on to a new life and moved to Ft. Myers Beach where she has been a resident for 35 years. Charlotte considered herself blessed with many beautiful years in "Paradise". Charlotte is survived by her nephew Loren Winn of Cape Coral, great niece Eleanor R. Winn of Ft. Myers Beach many other nieces, nephews and a large extended family that dearly loved her. Mass of Christian Burial celebrating her life will be conducted in the Church of The Ascension, Ft. Myers Beach today at 10 AM. Entombment will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press--Jan 21,2009 Carl B. Snipes, 91, of Lehigh Acres, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2009. He was born December 22, 1917 in Winston-Salem, NC and moved here from Washington, D.C. in 1980, after a distinguished 35 year career of governmental service with the National Labor Relations Board. He was past Fire Commissioner of the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District, a member of the SW Florida Regional Planning Council and was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. He was very active with the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, was a member and past President of the Kiwanis Club of Lehigh Acres. Carl was also a member of the Lee County Black History Society.Mr. Snipes is survived by his two sons: Carl, Jr. and Michael, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Also surviving is his very close friend, Norma Lane. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Romelia M. Snipes and his daughter, Pensy Snipes-Belton.Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Christ United Methodist Church of Lehigh Acres, 1430 Homestead Rd., N., Lehigh Acres, with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10:00 AM on Saturday until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kiwanis Club of Lehigh Acres Scholarship Program, the Christ United Methodist Church of Lehigh Acres, 1430 Homestead Rd. N., Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 or Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908Funeral arrangements by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-936-0555 www.fortmyersmemorial.com
    Fort Myers News-Press, February 9, 2010 - Joe Harris Snipes, age 90, of Lehigh Acres passed away Friday, February 5, 2010 at his home. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico on August 21, 1919 to Frank and Helen G. Snipes. He graduated from Roswell High School and attended Woodbury College. Returning to Roswell he worked for the Roswell Building and Loan Assn. and in public accounting. During WW II he was a cryptographic technician in the Air Force stationed in Canada and Alaska. After the war he worked for a propane trucking company relocating their operation to El Paso, TX. The company was purchased by Northern Propane Gas Company, a subsidiary of Northern Natural Gas Company (later Enron). Joe was plant manager in El Paso, Puerto Rico, Clarksfield, OH and Tampa retiring in 1977 after 31 years in the business. Joe was pre-deceased by his first wife, Gwen, his daughter, Kay, his parents, four sisters, Elsie, Ella, Helen and Francis and his twin brother, Al. He is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years, Vera, daughters Alva Jo and Mary and son Joe Jr., 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Also his beloved stepson, Jack (Betty) Mitchell. Joe was a 32 degree mason for 50 years as well as a 50 year Shriner, becoming very active in the Shriners for the last 10 years. He was past president of the Shrine Club in Tampa, secretary/treasurer of the Lehigh Acres Shrine Club and was on the Araba Shriners Hospital committee. He was also a member of Christ United Methodist Church and associate member of the First Community Congregational Church. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers. Visitation will continue on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 9 am until the funeral service at 10 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials in his name would be appreciated to Hope Hospice 25 Homestead Rd. N Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 or Araba Shrine Transportation Fund, Araba Shrine Center, 2021 Hanson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Arrangements by Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, (239) 334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 3, 2013 - Vernon Dean Snively, 33, of Lehigh Acres passed away Sunday September 29, 2013. He was born in Ft. Myers in 1979 to his parents Duane Snively of Cape Coral and Darcia Phanco of N. Ft. Myers. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers Danny Marsiglio of N. Ft. Myers and David Marsiglio of Estero, his grandmothers Betty Cain of N. Ft. Myers and Ramona Snively of Michigan, numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday October 4, 2013 at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home, 3740 Del Prado Blvd. South in Cape Coral with Pastor Benjamin Zak of Bethany Lutheran Church Officiating. Burial will follow at Alva Cemetery. The family will receive friends for viewing one hour prior to service time from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to view Vernon's Life Tribute and share a memory or condolence.
    Fort Myers News-Press April 28, 2006 Kathryn Brawner Snow, 72, passed away on April 25, 2006 in Jacksonville, Fl. She was born January 29, 1934 on Caxambas Island to her late parents, John Brawner and Willie Mae Brawner. Kathryn moved to Fort Myers at age 11 where she lived for the majority of her life. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 26 years, Dr. Marcus L. Snow, and also by three brothers, Otis, J.C. and Lamar Brawner, and her one sister, Janice Moser. Kate is survived by her son, Marcus L. Snow, Jr.(FMHS 1978), daughter-in-law, Cheryl, and three grandsons, Marcus L. Snow, III ("Trey"), Zachary and Jeffrey Snow all of Jacksonville. She is also survived by her brother, Jack Brawner (FMHS 1946), of Hernando, Fl and several nephews and nieces including Wade Moser who was like a second son to her. A memorial service and celebration of Kate's life will be held Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 930 am at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home where following the service she will be laid to rest adjacent to her loving husband, Marc, in Memorial Gardens' Garden of Prayer.

Raymond Howard Snyder, age 85, of LaBelle, passed away Sept. 16, 2012 in Cape Coral. He was born Dec. 24, 1926 in Miami, FL, to the late Oscar L. Snyder and the late Lucille Elizabeth (Royal) Snyder. He was also preceded in death by four brothers. Raymond served in the Merchant Marine during WWII. Howard was an avid hunter and outdoorsman who spent the last thirty-six years of his life with his wife Golda living on the edge of Sadie Cypress Swamp in a house they called the "Cabin." He was a carpenter by trade and built several houses in the Immokalee area including the home where he and Golda lived and raised their daughters. He was a resident of Immokalee for fifty years and of LaBelle for the past three years. Survivors include his wife of forty-seven years: Golda Pauline(Skipper) Snyder, daughters: Karen (Waddy) Thompson, Laverne Massey and Gerri Lester, grandchildren: Brad Justice, Steven Justice, Robbie Massey, Ryan Massey; Emily Lester DeVaney and Erin Lester and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sat., Sept. 22, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Chaplain Bob Moore officiating. 

Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 27, 2005-- Phyllis Ann Townley Soderholm, 76 of Ft. Myers died peacefully at her residence, Wednesday, February 23, 2005. She had been a resident here for the past 42 years formerly of Atlanta, GA. Phyllis was a member of the Delta Airline Stewardess Association and was the First Lady Wrestling Referee in Florida. Surviving are her husband, Jack Soderholm of Ft. Myers, daughters, Susan Ann (John) Stormant of Alachua, FL and Jaime Lou (Jack) Cribbs of Hendersonville, TN, sons, Jon Scott (Mary Lou) Soderholm of Homestead, FL and David Edward Soderholm of Miami, FL, brother, Edward Townley of Ft. Myers, FL and grandchildren, Sean, Matthew, and Rebecca. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday from 3-6 PM at the Wheel House at the Landings, Ft. Myers, FL. The family prefers that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of Lovers Key Inc., 8700 Estero Blvd., Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931 or the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, 9800 S. HealthPark Dr., Suite 210, Fort Myers, Florida 33908. Kiser Funeral Home
    The Fort Myers Press, January 11, 1921 - George S. Sofford, of this city, died at his home shortly before noon yesterday after a short illness. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at Roberts Undertaking Company's chapel, the Rev. Haeflinger, pastor of the Methodist church, in charge and interment was made here. Mr. Sofford was a veteran of the War Between the States and was in his 78th year. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. A. S. Haas of Washington, D. C., and two stepsons, M. E. Church of Falls Church, Va. and C. D. Church of Fiveoaks, Va.
    Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services, Lehigh Acres, FL - Libia Solana (May 2, 1939 - October 6, 2012). On Monday, October 8, 2012 Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services Chapel 2701 Lee Boulevard Lehigh Acres, FL. Catholic Scripture Service 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.
     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, September 28, 2009 - John Solich, 84, of Cape Coral passed away on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009. Mr. Solich was born on Dec. 14, 1924 in Robindale, Pa., a son of the late thomas and Dora (Studer) Solich. John served honorably and proudly in the U. S. Army as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. John had resided here since 1978, coming from Seward, Pa. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Thomas, Steve and and infant brother Matthew, a son, David and a grandson Michael, a child of his son Gary. John is survived by his wife of 63 years Doris (Rudnik) Solich of Cape Coral, son douglas (Linda) Solich and their children Benjamin and Courtney. He is also survived by his son Gary (Catherine) their son Mark, daughter-in-law Patricia (widow of David) and their children Dwayne and Dana. Also surviving are his great grandchildren Max, Nora, Effie, Vivian, Sean, Bret, Ashly and Joshua; brothers Joseph William and Matthew and his sister Diane St. Clair. Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at noon in the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press October 3, 2009 Mary Ann Sapp Solomon went to be with her Lord and to rejoin her beloved late husband on October 1, 2009. Born in Fort Myers on July 17, 1922, she was a proud 2nd generation native of Lee County. Her family were pioneer Floridians who sailed here from Louisiana in 1883.Mary Ann attended historic Edison Park Elementary and graduated from Fort Myers High, where she met the love of her life, Ellis Solomon. They married in 1940 and lived in the same house on Clifford Street from 1947 through 2004. Ellis was public and outgoing while Mary Ann was private and reserved. She supported her husband enthusiastically but preferred to remain in the background. She truly was "the wind beneath his wings." Before health took its toll, she was an avid reader and worked as a volunteer helping others to achieve literacy. She was also active in Little League support groups, Cub Scouting and the PTA. She was a wonderful mother, a friend to all who sought her discreet counsel and a cook beyond compare. Throughout her entire life, Mary Ann's lighthouse for living was her rock solid belief in the Christian faith. She and Ellis rarely missed a Sunday service at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers where they were lifelong members. She was active in its auxiliary organizations, Sunday School and she particularly enjoyed her friends and her time in Bible study. Moreover, she honestly lived her faith each and every day. Mary Ann is preceded in death by her father, Ira Sapp, her mother, Eunice Maywald Sapp (Raymond), her brothers, Bill M. Sapp and Charles Howard Sapp, her cousin, Ann Eva Carter, and her beloved husband of 64 years, Ellis Solomon. Her passing is mourned by her son, Ron Solomon (Fort Lauderdale and Key West), her cousins, Julia Pearl Keen and Arthur Barron, Jr. (Fort Myers), her cousin Jewel McDowell (Bradenton), numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. The family wishes to pause in this solemn moment to express sincere gratitude to the caring staff of Calusa Harbour Senior Living Community and Hope Hospice. Thank you Katie, Gerald, Penny, Daniel, Shelley, Julie and the other wonderful people who cared so lovingly for "Miss Mary Ann". Special thanks, also, to Dr. Robert Pritt, DO and Melissa Grubb, PA, ultimate professionals who combined skill and sensitivity in administering the highest quality of medical care.Dr. Winford Hendrix will officiate the celebration of life on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at The First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers. Family and friends will be received in the Activities Center Atrium from 1:30pm until 2:00 pm. The service shall begin promptly at 2:15pm in the main sanctuary. Internment will follow at the cemetery on Michigan Avenue and all guests are invited. Arrangements are entrusted to the Anderson-Patterson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that remembrances be in the form or donations to the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers or a simple prayer.’’

Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 17 2004-- Maureen J. Austin Sorce, 51, of Okeechobee, FL., a former Ft. Myers resident of 32 yrs., passed away Sunday December 12, 2004. Maureen was born May 18, 1953 in Tacoma, WA. She was a registered nurse for 15 yrs. practicing nursing in Lee, Collier, Charlotte and DeSoto Counties. She had a great love for art and animals leaving a farm in Okeechobee behind to her husband and children. She is survived by her husband, James R. Sorce of Okeechobee, FL; 2 sons, James DeHays and Nicholas Sweeney both of Ft. Myers, FL; Sister Pam (David) Fields of Ft. Myers, FL and their children William and Kyle and great niece Ashlyn. Brother Joel (Colleen) Austin and their children Sierra and Logan. Brother Ronald Austin and his children Elijah and Allie. Brother Albert Austin and his son Mason. Aunt Sylvia Austin of Okeechobee, Fl. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church 8991 Daniels Center Drive, Suite 105, Ft. Myers, FL. 33912 .

Thursday, May 12, 2005 -- Gustavo Soriano, age 9, died in a car accident on May 7, 2005. Gustavo was born in Lancaster, CA and had lived here for seven years. He was a student and he enjoyed soccer, reading and Lehigh Senior High School Sports. He is survived by his parents: Gustava Soriano and step-mother Sherri Soriano of Fort Myers; sister: Ashley Summerall; and brother: Juddie Summerall of Clewiston. Services will be at Christ Community Church, 4050 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. The viewing will be May 15 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on May 14 with Rev. David Lane officiating. Akin-Davis, Riverdale, is in charge of arrangements.

Ft. Myers News Press, November 5, 1997 - Johnnie A. Soto, 79, a lifelong resident of Estero, FL, passed away on November 3, 1997. Johnnie was a commercial fisherman for the past 50 years, and a distinguished World War II Veteran who was honored with a purple heart. Johnnie is survived by his loving daughters, Ellcina Soto McKuen and Norma Soto Williams; 2 grandsons, Lee Hutto and Brian Bailey; great granddaughter Samantha Hutto; sister Julia Hall; and brother, Robert Soto.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 23, 2001 - Gilbert Soud, age 70, of Lake Placid, died on January 20, 2001 at Jacksonville. He was born August 12, 1930 at Jacksonville to Abraham Caliste Soud and Souritha Shediac Soud. He has resided in Lake Placid for the past two years where he attended 1st Baptist Church of Lake Placid. Gilbert is a former resident of Felda. He was self employed as a Dentist until he retired two years ago. Survivors include his wife: Juelda Soud of Lake Placid, sons; Chris and Carey Soud, both of LaBelle and Steven Soud of Ft. Myers, daughter; Andrea Skiera of Ft. Myers, brothers; Salem and Voctor Soud and A.C. Soud Jr., all of Jacksonville, and nine grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held TODAY, Tuesday, January 23, 2001, 10:30 a.m. at Eastside Baptist Church in LaBelle with Reverend James Caves officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 16, 2010 - Leta M. Sowers, 92, of N. Fort Myers died Friday March 12, 2010 in Jackson, MI. Born February 1, 1918, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Reta M Wright, and husband, Walter E. Sowers. She is survived by 2 sons: Walter and Dan of Jackson, MI., 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, June 8, 2010 - John C. Spada, 77, of Cape Coral, died Saturday, June 5, 2010. He was born Nov. 16, 1932 in Chicago. He served in the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force. After he served in the Korean War he was employed by the state of Illinois until his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Dolores (Dee); two granddaughters, Olivia (Stephen) and Heather; two great-grandchildren, Aidan and Andrew; a sister, Roselyn; a brother-in law, Bradley Smith; a sister-in-law, Carol Eigenhauser; a son-in-law, Michael Brocar; nieces and nephews, including Sabrina (Bill), Donald, Phillip, Eric, Rachael, Todd (Rae), Craig and Scott (Kim); and other family members and numerous friends. He was predeceased by a daughter, Karen M. Brocar, who died in November 1999. Visitation will be today, June 8, from 7-9 p.m., at Fuller Funeral Home in Cape Coral. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 9, at 10 a.m., at St. Andrew Catholic Church. The burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fort Myers.
   Fort Myers News-Press, March 25, 2011 - John F Spagnuolo, age 84, of Cape Coral (formerly of Lyndhurst, NJ) , passed away March 22, 2011. John was a 32 yr retired supervisor from Hoffman LaRoche. He will be deeply missed by wife of 61 years Louise, 4 daughters; Donna (John), Tina, Gail (Kevin), Lisa (Kevin), 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren, brother, Sam (Anita). Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Tuesday March 29, 2011 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. Family will receive friends 4:00-8:00PM Monday March 28, 2011at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Interment Coral Ridge Cemetery.Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in John's life and leave online thoughts and memories for his family.
    Ruth Spann, age 100, of LaBelle passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 in LaBelle. She was born August 21, 1911 in Trion, GA. She is survived by her husband: Jay B. Spann of LaBelle and son: Danny Spann of Okeechobee. Funeral Services were private. Interment was at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle. Arrangements by: Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle 

 

  Ft Myers News-Press, July 20, 2003 - Rose Marie Sparacino, 69, of Ft. Myers, died on July 18, 2003. She was born February 23, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York the daughter of Joseph and Frances (Perchanti) Dellicurti. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her beloved husband, Sam Sparacino of Ft. Myers, 2 sons, Joseph Sparacino of Ft. Myers, and Vincent (Theresa) Sparacino of Las Vegas, NV., as well as 2 grandchildren Kristy and Jessica. Visitation will be on Wednesday July 23, 2003 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Phil Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Ft. Myers, FL. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 12:00 at Saint Columbkille Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions in Rose Marie's loving memory be made to, Sam Sparacino, 15594 Beach Pebble Way, Ft. Myers, FL. 33908. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Southwest Florida News, November 11, 2012 - Esther Lorene Sparling, 79 - Fort Myers went to be with The Lord on November 9, 2012. She was born on August 3, 1933 in Rome, Indiana. She met the love of her life, her husband Wayne, shortly after moving to Florida and was married for 61 years.She dedicated her life to walking with The Lord and her caring and loving spirit was felt by those who knew her. She served as a Sunday school teacher for many years and throughout her life, she brought others together and closer to God. Mrs. Sparling is preceded in Heaven by her daughter Nancy and her sister Dee. She is survived by her husband Wayne, two sons, Steve (Donna) and Ron (Alice), her brother: Darwin (Mimi) and her four precious grandchildren: Kimberly, Ashley, Brian (Jamie) and Matt and many extended family members and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 12, 2012, 1:00 pm at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, LaBelle with Rev. John Bennett officiating. The graveside committal and interment will follow on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Lauderdale Memorial Park, Fort Lauderdale. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL.


FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sept. 24, 1932--J. A. Spaythe, 61 years old, died yesterday at the Lee Memorial hospital. Funeral services are being deferred pending word from two daughters who reside in Ohio, Mrs. Ross Riley of Akron and Mrs. D. J. Dawson of Dayton. Mr. Spaythe operated a chicken farm on the Ballard road. Lawrence A. Powell is in charge of funeral arrangements. Sept. 25, 1932--The body of J. A. Spaythe, 61-year-old chicken farm owner who died here Friday, will be sent ot Galios, Ohio today for burial by the Lawrence A. powell Funeral home. He leaves two daughters, both of Ohio.

Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-06-25 -- Lt. Colonel James M. Spearing, 78, of Ft. Myers died June 21, 2004. Jim was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sept. 29, 1925. He served in the US Army for 27 years and was awarded the Bronze Star. He is a veteran of WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Upon retiring from the military, he was a professor of Political Science and History at Edison Community College, Ft. Myers, FL for 21 years. He is survived by his wife Margaret, seven children: Eileen Harden of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Jim (Conny) Spearing, Jr. of Tallahassee, FL, Margaret (Fred) Schwartz of Ft. Myers, FL, Betsy Spearing of Tallahassee, FL, Neil Spearing of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Mary Spearing of Tallahassee, FL, Leo Spearing of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, a niece, Melody O'Shea of Brandon, FL. He leaves seven grandchildren: Jeremy Harden, Bradley Harden, Kristen Schwartz, Kelley Ann Spearing, Amy Schwartz, James Spearing, III and Danny Spearing.Following cremation, his ashes will be placed at Florida National Veteran's Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.
    Fort Myers News-Press January 28, 2009 - Joseph Glenn Specie, 78, a resident of North Fort Myers died Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Manor Care in Fort Myers. Joe was a native of Moberly, Missouri and the son of Joseph and Edith (Mitchell) Specie. Joe worked as an electrician in Moberly before moving to Fort Myers, where he retired from Comcast Cable TV after 30 years. Joe served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a Deacon of the North Fort Myers First Baptist Church. In his free time he enjoyed woodworking. Joe is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nancy Specie; sons, David (Terry) Williams and Gary (Karen) Williams; daughters, Kathy (John) Fick, Linda Specie, and Sarah "Kathy" Conrad (deceased); and brother Roy (Loretta) Specie. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services for Joe will be held 9:00 AM Friday, January 30, 2009 at the North Fort Myers Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Fort Myers Cemetery on Michigan Avenue. Friends may call from 5 to 7 PM, Thursday, January 29th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 12, 2012 - Dennis F. Speer, 56, of Fort Myers, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Mindy; brother, Steve; and sister, Sandy. Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, Florida 33913, on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 11am until the time of the funeral service at 1pm. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Info, (239)334-4880.

Fort Myers News-Press, August 13, 1955 - S. A. Spencer, 66, a resident of Fort Myers for the past six years, died at his home yesterday after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. S. A. Spencer of Fort Myers, a son, Charles Spencer; four sisters, Mrs. Henry Martin, Mrs. Charles Fox, Mrs. L. L. Whitaker and Mrs. Mary Neely, all of Asheboro, N. C.; one brother, Colon Spencer of Carthage, N. C.; and two grand-children. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of Fort Myers and a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and an Elk. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.
       Fort Myers News-Press, May 16, 2011 - Lila Spiegel died of natural causes on May 14, 2011 at 90 years of age. She was resident of Asheville, North Carolina and Fort Myers, Florida. She died in Columbus, North Carolina in a skilled home and was surrounded by her loving family. Lila was born on April 27, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. Her parents were Hugo and Helen Zion who had emigrated from Germany in the early 20th century. They were bakers who worked hard and bought a restaurant. Into this setting, Lila was born the fourth of five children. Homer, Hugo, and Hubert Zion are deceased. Her sister Ruth Zion Lupo resides in Fort Myers, Florida. Lila was raised in an early successful family, but with the great depression her family lost everything and had to rebuild. Throughout her life, Lila was a product of the depression, she worked hard and she was very careful to save for a rainy day.She married John Franz Spiegel on August 30, 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio. Their wedding was unusual because it was a double wedding with her sister Ruth Zion and Merle Lupo. The four remained lifelong friends with their final resting places adjacent to one another.John and Lila remained happily married until his early death in 1965. They had a full life together with work and travel. They lived in Cleveland, Little Rock, Fort Myers and Asheville. John and Lila were blessed with four sons: Ronald, Harvey, Timothy and Jonathan. When her husband died prematurely, Lila was responsible for raising her sons. She did spectacularly. All sons have college educations and have contributed much. Lila always missed her husband, John and she never remarried. Lila loved her four sons very much. She never missed a sports event or concert. One could always find warm hospitality in her home. Friends were invited in at any time and meals were always able to be expanded to feed a baseball team. Sunday was always a day for Sunday school, church and family gatherings. Her sons received annual pins for going to church every Sunday, even while on holiday. Seven years in a row.Before computers, Lila could add a long column of numbers faster than any calculator. While her husband served in the US Navy in WWII she managed the family business. She was an equal partner to her husband in all of their business ventures. She served as the CFO of their meat packing plants in Cleveland, Ohio, Alliance, Ohio, and Little Rock, Arkansas and after her husband's death, owned and operated a meat packing plant in Asheville, North Carolina for 15 years. She truly served as a role model for aspiring independent business women.As Lila became more frail she was lovingly cared for by her daughters-in-law Kay Spiegel and Debbie Spiegel. Surviving grandchildren are: Clinton, Stephanie, Corey, Matthew, Helen, Ace, Jessica, Christopher, Samuel, Natalie, and Alexander. She has four great grandchildren: Ava, Gage, Maxwell and Miller.Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, May 17th at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens

Fort Myers News-Press -- Mar 29, 2009 Salvatore Paul Spilotros, age 87, of Del Tura, N. Fort Myers, FL passed away Thursday at Cape Coral Hospital. Sal was born in the Bronx, New York and died of heart disease. Sal served in the US Army from 1942 through 1946 and in 1946 earned a Purple Heart. He also was in the Battle of the Bulge. He retired from the US Postal Service in the early 1970's where he had given them 33 years of service in order to move to Cape Coral. Upon arrival he opened up a bait and tackle shop at the Cape Coral Yacht Club and loved to play poker with the guys and watch the beautiful women walk the beach. He was an avid motorcyclist and was even riding his motor scooter just days ago. He was an active member of the Italian American Club, American Legion, Elks, Eagles, VFW and St Theresa's Catholic Church.He was a great husband who he shared most of his life with his wife, Connie. He was a father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather. He is preceded in death by his beautiful wife of 58 years, Augusta "Connie" Spilotros, and his parents, Josephine and Adolf Spilotros. He is survived by a sister and brother, Jeannie Fiorello, and Terri and Raymond Spilotros, two children, Arlette and Gary Spaniak, Sr., and Linda and Dennis Spilotros, four grandchildren, Jodi and Gary Spaniak, Jr., Denise (Spaniak) and Mark Houghtaling, Deanne Spilotros and Danielle Spilotros, fourteen great grandchildren Kasey and Gary Spaniak III, Samantha Spaniak, Alexandra Bransfield, Arlette Bransfield, Brittney Bransfield, Brandi Bransfield, BillieJo Bransfield, Caitlin Houghtaling, Amber Houghtaling, Dallas Weeks, Ryan Catterson, Rory Catterson, Cadence Spilotros and McKenna Spilotros, four great-great grandchildren, Clayton Joel Chester, Abigale Spaniak, Beau Chester and Payton Partain, a niece, Jeannette Fiorello and companion, Betty Borchardt.Someone said, even though Sal did not have a college education, he was the absolute smartest man he'd ever met. They surely don't make them like they used to. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Metz Chapel at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1306 Lafayette St., Cape Coral. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11:00am at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 20115 North Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers. Immediately following church services, Sal will be laid to rest at the Coral Ridge Cemetery, 1620 N.E. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral.

  Pensacola News-Journal Sep 27, 2008 AUGUST 22,1946-SEPTEMBER 13, 2008 James Stewart Spooner - husband, father, brother, coach, friend. As a young boy growing up in Fort Myers, Jimmy loved the outdoors-fishing, hunting, playing sports His love of baseball began in his youth, continued at Fort Myers High School(1964,) then took him to Edison Junior College and on to Florida State University. His passion for the game turned into a career that spanned 35 years, giving him many opportunities to influence the lives of young men. Loved by many and respected by all, Jimmy spent untold hours developing both the talent and the character of the young men he coached. That mutual love and respect was apparent by the efforts of former players to name the University of West Florida baseball field in his honor, an act that both filled him with joy and humbled him. During his courageous journey over the past year, he was continually encouraged by the many cards, emails, calls, and visits from his family, his friends, and his former players. He will be remembered as a good man who always took time for everyone who needed him, as a family man, and as a man with a strong sense of character who loved the Lord. Jimmy's memory will be cherished by his wife of 36 years, Carolyn, his daughters Jamie (Timothy) Sousa and Lindsay (David) DeWald and his two grandchildren, Carson and Caroline. His presence will be missed by his brother Phillip (Carolyn) Spooner and his sisters, Jeanette (Harry) Brown and Donna Jo (Frank) Cline, his extended family, and countless friends. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the University of West Florida Foundation, Inc., designated to the Coach Jim Spooner Endowment Fund. Visitation is at Faith Chapel North on September 18, 2008, from 5-7 PM. The celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 19, 2008, at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Pastor Jim Locke officiating. Interment will follow at Bayview Memorial Park. Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 Highway 29 South Cantonment is in charge of arrangements.

      Fort Myers News-Press, November 7, 2011 - Louise Lane Spooner, 100, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2011. She was born on April 19, 1911 in Mount Dora, FL to the late Sidney H. and Maud S. Lane. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James C. Spooner; daughter, Carole Reems; 1 brother and 1 sister. She is survived by her daughter, Marlene S. Anthony of Cary, NC; grandsons, Stephen C. Ray and wife, Laurie of Cary, NC, James C. Ray of Fort Myers, FL, Lewis A. Ray and wife, Cathy of Front Royal, VA, Warren G. Ray of Bloomington, IL and Bradley Reems of Arden, NC; and 5 great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Louise shared her love of music and her beautiful soprano voice that would have her perform as a soloist at weddings and funerals, church choir at First Presbyterian of Ft. Myers and occasionally radio broadcasts. Husband James and Louise owned and operated the Spooner Funeral Home preceding what would become the Engelhardt Funeral Home by bringing into their business Leo Engelhardt initially as a junior partner. The Spooners played a large role during World War II by caring for and providing the services of their funeral home for hundreds of deceased servicemen .After retiring from the funeral home business, James and Louise retired to the Asheville, North Carolina area where Louise continued with her church music and activities at the Arden Presbyterian church for many years. While James worked in farming and dairy, Louise served her community with many civic minded activities including the American Red Cross.In her own retirement, Louise relocated back to Ft. Myers in 1989. Delivering Meals on Wheel s was a favorite charity until vision changes slowly overcame her ability to drive.She died peacefully after a brief illness in Cary, NC where she lived since 2009 in assisted living and then with her daughter Marlene. She will be buried beside her husband at Pine Forest Cemetery in Mount Dora, FL.

    Fort Myers News-Press, 12 Aug 2007-- Annelle Wells Spranza, age 95, of Cape Coral, Florida, born July 28, 1912 in Gainesville, FL, passed away August 10, 2007.She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and John LaBarbera and grandson, John A. LaBarbera and numerous nieces and nephews throughout the United States. She loved and spoiled the family pet Pomeranian dog, Jackie. She was married in Yankeetown, Florida to William James Spranza. He preceded her in death in 2001. They were married for 67 years and resided in Cape Coral since 1972 where they were members of St. Andrew Catholic Church. She accompanied her husband on his Air Force military assignments in the United States, Europe and the Far East.She was preceded in death by her parents, May Alice Yonge and John Lawrence Wells and her only brother, Chandler Ido ("CI") Wells.She was a native Floridian with a family history dating back to 1813. Her grandfather, Chandler Yonge brought the first bricks into the Tampa Bay area. She was a Charter Member of the Cape Coral Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of the Monday and Friday Bridge Clubs, Club 68, Gourmet Club, Italian-American Auxiliary and Symphony Women.The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, August 16, 2007 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Fuller-Cape Coral Funeral Home-Cremation Service, 3740 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33904. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM Friday, August 17, 2007 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the St. Andrew School Endowment Fund, 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33904

Fort Myers News-Press Mar 20, 2006 Sandra Wynell Daniels Spurlin, 62, died Friday, March 17, 2006. Born in Ft. Myers, Florida she moved to Brevard County in 2003. She was retired from the Lee County School Board. Sandra enjoyed animals, cruises, shopping, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Her family includes her husband of 44 years, Jere Spurlin; son, Todd Spurlin; son, Chris Spurlin and his wife, Stacy; daughter, Brandy Froncak and her husband, Clayton; mother, Esoline Stanford; step-mother, Barbara Daniels; sister, Christi Betts and her husband, Clif; sister, Melody Meinhardt and her husband, Jerry; brother, Charles Daniels and his wife, Tammy; brother, Rusty Graham and his wife, Dee; brother, Kevin Graham; grandchildren, Lance Spurlin and Kealey Froncak; numerous nieces and nephews; dear friends; and her four legged companion, Willow. She was preceded in death by her beloved father, C.B. Daniels. Calling hours will be Thursday, March 23, 2006 from 5pm to 7pm at the South Brevard Funeral Home, Melbourne, with services following at 7 PM. Arrangements entrusted to South Brevard Funeral Home, Melbourne, 321-724-2222

    Published in The News-Press on 8/9/2009 – Alfred J St. Pierre - Al peacefully passed away in Calgary at the age of 85 years. Al was predeceased by his wife, Marcelle in 2001 after 34 years of marriage. He is survived by his sons, David and Paul, and his daughters Michele St. Pierre, Susan Gilbert and Joan VanAtten, and nine grandchildren. Al was born in Muskegon, MI, raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from Univ. of Illinois. He was a decorated veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict where he served in the Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant navigator. He lived in Rochester, NY (Brighton) from the late 1940s to late 1980s where he was employed as a structural engineer at Eastman Kodak (retired 1983). He was also a civil engineering instructor at Rochester Institute of Technology. He and his wife later moved to Granville, OH and then North Ft. Myers, FL. Calgary became his home in 2005 where he lived near his daughter Susan and her family. Al will be remembered for many virtuous qualities, including the good times in the Adirondack Mountains at Lake Eaton; good time southern exposure in Sao Paulo, Brazil; adventurous travels with family and friends, bridge playing and golf with work colleagues, and always lending a helping hand to neighbors and friends. His family and friends all recognized his integrity, his devotion to family values, and his emphasis on education. Al will be interred at the Lee Memorial Park Cemetery in Lehigh Acres, FL alongside his wife Marcelle on January 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM . In memory of Al, donations may be made to kiva.org or the National Military Family Association at:  nmfa.orgExpressions of sympathy may be sent to Susan (jpgilbert@shaw.ca) and Joan (JoanLVanAtten@aol.com).
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 28, 2013 - Alfred Earl Stabler, 91, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on March 16, 2013. Mr. Stabler was born in Sunflower, Alabama, a son of the late James Stabler and Olive Lane Stabler. Alfred was retired from South Broward High School in Hollywood, Florida, where he had served the district as the Principal for many years. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard and also six siblings. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Marian; step son, Lenny (Melody) Stratton; his 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A Graveside Memorial service will be held Monday, April 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Hope Hospice of Lee County or St. Jude's. The family is being assisted by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907.

Ft Myers News Press, May 5, 2004 - Daniel Attila Stachowiak, 26, of Kent Technologies, was lost in a boating accident on April 27, 2004. He gave his life in an attempt to save another. Dan was a respected Cisco Engineer in the Collier and Lee County Business community. Dan is survived by 2 children, Simone Airianna (5), and Chloe Melissa (3), his wife of 6 years, Alicia Pershell-Stachowiak, his mother Margie Houghton, his aunts; Christine Johnson and Lilly Moberg, his uncle Joe Stachowiak, his sister Jill Levenhagen, his in-laws, Richard and Kathy Pershell, and Ms. Charlie Galvin-Hurd, and his sister-in-law, Sarah Pershell. His loss is great, as is our love for him. He will forever be remembered and missed. A memorial service for those who knew Dan will be held on Saturday, May 8, at the Santa Barbara Clubhouse (2114 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991-4344) from 1-3 PM, with a eulogy at 1:30. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation to be made for his children, at First National Bank (or FNB), PO Box 413043, Naples, FL 34101-3043, payable to In Trust for Simone A. and Chloe M. Stachowiak; or any First National Bank Branch Office.Arrangements by Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home. 334-4880.
    NewsZapFl, November 7, 2013 - Harold Lee "Bubba" Stacy, Jr., of LaBelle, passed away Oct. 28, 2013 in LaBelle. He was born Feb. 17, 1970 in Fort Myers, Fla., to the late Harold Lee and the late Ruby Earline (Hall Ballard) Stacy, Sr. He is survived by two sisters, Carmen Guijosa (Juan), Martha "Whoadie" Helton; grandmother, Jewel Ballard; nephew, Juan Guijosa; niece, Ana Guijosa; nephew, Adam Guijosa; niece, Stefani Guijosa; nephew, Christian Guijosa; niece, Amberli Guijosa; nephew, Angel Guijosa; companion, Cynthia; daughter, Ashley; and son, Jose. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Lee Stacy, Sr.; mother, Ruby Helton; stepfather, C.W. Helton; and grandfather, Perry Ballard. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, with Pastor Mitchell Wills officiating. Interment will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Fort Myers News-Press, Oct 14, 2006 -- In loving memory of Joan M. Stadtman of Fort Myers, Florida, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who passed away at age 75 on October 12, 2006. Joan was born on May 14, 1931 in Livingston, NJ. She married her high school sweetheart Charley and reared three children. Joan enjoyed a rewarding career in education. Prior to her retirement and relocation with her husband to Fort Myers, Florida, she was honored by Princeton University as the New Jersey Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Joan enjoyed her travels throughout the world with her husband, cooking, and time spent with her friends and family.She is survived by her children Lynn J. Griffith, Sharon Rannelli, and Thomas Stadtman; her grandchildren Charley Griffith, Valerie Griffith, Dawn Rannelli, and Tara Rannelli; and her cousins. Viewing will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, October 20, 2006 with services commencing at 2:00 P.M. at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 ST. RD. 82, Fort Myers, Florida (239)334-4880. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 334-4880.

Fort Myers News-Press, Oct 14, 2006 -- In loving memory of Lambert C. (Charley) Stadtman, devoted family man who passed away at age 78 on October 12, 2006. Charley was born on June 10, 1928 and lived with his wife Joan in Livingston, NJ until their retirement and relocation to Fort Myers, Florida in 1982. Charley served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was awarded the American Theater Medal and the victory Medal. He had a distinguished career in law enforcement with the Livingston Police Department. Charley enjoyed fishing, his travels throughout the world with his wife, and time spent with his friends and family. He is survived by his children Lynn J. Griffith, Sharon Rannelli, and Thomas Stadtman; his grandchildren Charley Griffith, Valerie Griffith, dawn Rannelli, and Tara Rannelli; and his many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews.Viewing will be held on Friday, October 20, 2006 at 1:00 P.M. with services commencing at 2:00 P.M. at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 St. Rd. 82, Fort Myers, Florida, (239) 334-4880. Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 334-4880.

THE FORT MYERS PRESS, March 8, 1922--Mrs. Catherine Staffeld, aged 69 of Saginaw, Mich., died at 1 o'clock this morning at the Lee Memorial Hospital. She came to Fort Myers with her husband on Thanksgiving day and had been at the Cottage Home Hotel untilseveral days ago when she was admitted to the hospital where she died. Mrs. Staffeld and her husband left here last year for their home and were injured in a railroad wreck in Kentucky. Mr. Staffeld suffered a broken shoulder and collar bone and several slight injuries, while Mrs. Staffeld suffered internal injuries. Drs. Parnell and Johnson performed an autopsy this morning at the mortuary home of L. W. Engelhardt, finding that death occured from injuries of the stomach.Mrs. Staffeld was the wife of Charles Staffeld. Mr. Staffeld and two sons were at the bed side when the end came. Paul W. Staffeld left this morning for their home in Saginaw., Mich. to make arrangements for the funeral there. The body will be shipped tomorrow.
     Fort Myers News-Press, November 3, 1999 – Alice (Ohan) Staffile, 82, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Cape Coral, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999 at Encore Senior Village. Mrs. Staffile had worked as a secretary for a garment manufacturer in Queens, NY, before moving to Cape Coral with her husband in 1966. Mrs. Staffile was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, a charter member of the Italian-American Club in Cape Coral. Mrs. Staffile and her husband Paul were the founding Campaign Managers for the Building Fund of Cape Coral Hospital, having raised over a million dollars. Mrs. Staffile is survived by her loving husband, Paul of Fort Myers, a brother and sister- in-law, John and Barbara Ohan of Rhinebeck, New York, a sister, Dorothy Nahama of Hollywood, Florida, and many nieces and nephews, including Mark Nahama. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held, Thursday, November 4, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call on the family during visitation Tuesday and Wednesday November 2 and 3 From 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 TO 9:00 p.m. at the Kath-McFarland-Schmidt Funeral Home, 1910 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral. The family asks that in Alice's memory Memorials be made to Hope Hospice 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL. 33908 or Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, Inc. P.O. Box 6277 Fort Myers, FL, 33911. Kath-McFarland-Schmidt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 29, 2013 - Paul Staffile, of Patty Berg Dr. in Fort Myers, died of natural causes on September 26, 2013 after a brief illness. He was 87 years old. For many years a leading realtor and civic leader in Cape Coral Florida, Mr. Staffile was familiar and much loved figure in the community. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Alice Ohan Staffile, who passed away in 1999 after fifty-five years of marriage. Unable to have children of their own, the Staffiles became second parents to their 14 nieces and nephews. Mr. Staffile was born to Gaetano and Maria Staffile in Brooklyn, New York in the community then known simply as South Brooklyn, and now called Carroll Gardens. The family's home was a few blocks away from the Brooklyn waterfront, where his father worked as a longshoreman, and as a teenager, Paul followed in his father's footsteps, working on the piers until after the War. One night he met Alice Ohan at the famous Roseland Ballroom and they immediately hit it off. Rarely apart after that, they married in 1945. Soon after Mr. Staffile took a position as an account manager with the Kling Employment Agency owned by Alice's brother, John O'Han. Mr. Staffile was a pioneer in the new community of Cape Coral, Florida, having purchased property there in the early 1960s before moving there to live in 1967. At time the population of the new community numbered no more than 3,000 people. Over the next four decades he would help Cape Coral grow into one of the most populous cities on the west coast, with a current population of nearly 200,000. Soon after arriving Mr. Staffile worked for pioneer Cape Coral manufacturer, Sam Nahama, his brother-in-law. Soon after, he went to work as a salesman for The Gulf American Corporation (GAC), the development firm then carving Cape Coral out of virgin forest along the Caloosahatchee River. Subsequently, he established his own real estate agency along with his partner, Steve Haywood. Legendary hosts, the Staffiles became fixtures in the social life of the new community. They loved to dance and entertain, and Alice loved to cook. Always the "life of the party," Paul Staffile had another side, known to everyone with whom he came in contact. He earned a reputation for generosity, integrity and empathy. He lived life to the fullest and brought joy and laughter and his special genius for friendship to every relationship. He was committed to the community and made critical contributions to the initial fundraising for the construction of Cape Coral Hospital, an institution which remained close to his heart. Paul Staffile will be remembered for his love of family, his professional excellence and his devotion to his community. These qualities of character were exhibited during life's most difficult moments, when he was a tower of strength for those around him. His capacity for viewing life positively at such times will continue to inspire and bring a smile to the faces of his many friends and family in whose memories he will remain an enduring presence. Mr. Staffile is survived by 13 nieces and nephews. The family will receive those wishing to pay their respects at the Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home on October 1, from five to eight o'clock in the evening. A funeral mass will be held the following morning Wednesday October 2, at 10:00 A.M. at the Church of the Resurrection 8121Cypress Lake Dr Ft. Myers, followed by a gravesite ceremony at Coral Ridge Cemetery in Cape Coral.

         Fort Myers News-Press, January 6, 2011 - Christopher Aaron Stafford, 83, passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice House early on the morning of Tuesday, January 4, 2011 with his daughters at his side. Chris was a Florida native, the son of James and Olga Stafford. He attended Edison Park Elementary School, Fort Myers Junior High School, and graduated president of his class in 1945 from Fort Myers Senior High School. On August 6th, 1945, he enlisted in the United States Navy. While at boot camp during WWII, the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, and he was promptly shipped to Japan and participated in clean-up and reconstruction. Upon his return to Fort Myers he graduated from Edison College. He then began work with his long time school teacher and friend, Kathleen Westbrook, at Coley Westbrook Men's and Boy's Wear, a career which continued through 1990.  In 1996, Chris became active in Alcoholics Anonymous and enjoyed eleven plus years with the Yanna Group in Fort Myers. He was a treasured member who brought friendship and inspiration to many. Chris is pre-deceased by his parents and siblings Margaret, Elsie, Ella and Harold Stafford. He is survived by Burlien Stafford and their daughters Kristin Stafford ((Paul) Scott and Jan Staffard Davis, his grandchild LeElla Scott, Brandon Stafford (Cara) Davis, Erin Davis, and Christopher Scott, and two great-grandchildren, Kellen Stafford Davis and Gillian Paige Davis. He is also survived by his sister Pearl (J.B.) Jones, and his nephew Carl (Wilma) Eschman. An outdoor memorial service to celebrate his life will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 8th, 2011, at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens located at 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907. Followed by a reception at the home of Mary Fox and Dennis Raymond at 1318 LaFaunce Way, Fort Myers, FL 33919. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice House, 2430 Diplomat Pkwy. E., Cape Coral, FL 33909.

   Fort Myers News-Press, March 9, 2012 - Kathryn Rene Frizzell Stafford, 27 of North Fort Myers, FL passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012. She was born on July 25, 1984 in Niles, Michigan. She moved to the area 14 years ago coming from St. Joseph, Michigan. She attended Suncoast Middle School, Cape Coral High School and Edison College. She loved fishing and shopping. Kathryn worked at the Fishin' Tackle Outlet in North Fort Myers. She is survived by her loving family including her mother, Laury Stafford; 2 ½ year old son, Victor Stafford Rodriguez; companion, Josua Rodriguez; sisters, Michelle Kay (Dan) Nagle and Kassandra Leigh "Kassy" ( Jarvis Battle) Stafford; nieces and nephews, Jacob Nagle, Mikayla Nagle, Emma Mackenzie Nagle, Matthew Nagle and Tavian Stafford; grandmother, Jean Frizzell and her dear dog, "Hummer". Kathryn was preceded in death by her father, Bernard "Capt. Skip" Stafford on April 10, 2010. The service with a celebration of her life will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral with the Visitation starting at 11 a.m. Entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit ww.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in Kathryn's Life Story and to leave thoughts spoken and written for her family.
    NewsZapFl, August 3, 2013 - Marion France Stafford passed away July 26, 2013 in Moore Haven. He was born Aug. 14, 1950 in Sebring, Fla., to the late Buford and the late Leona (Cassels) Stafford. Mr. Stafford married Elthea Hensley. He served in the United States Army. He worked as a law enforcement officer for many years. Survivors include his loving wife, Elthea Stafford;  one  son, Bryan (Chantell) Stafford; two daughters, Jennifer (Tony) Bevis and Jessica Stafford; one sister, Annette (Tommy) Braswell; grandsons, Wyatt and Mason Stafford; two nieces; five great nieces; and one great nephew. Graveside services were held Wed., July 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven with Rev. Tommy Bevis officiating. Interment was in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. In lieu of flowers, family suggest donations to Hope Hospice. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

    Fort Myers News-Press June 10, 2008-- Corella P. Stahl, 72, of Fort Myers, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2008. Corella was born June 28, 1935 in Morehead City, NC, the only child to Lewis and Mary (Bloodgood) Piner. Her family moved to Fort Myers in 1937 when Corella was just 2 years old and then moved to Pine Island where they owned and operated Piner's Seafood. She was a 1953 graduate of Fort Myers High School and after graduation she attended Bob Jones University and Stetson College. Corella was an accomplished musician and over the years she has served as music director at many local churches: Pine Island Baptist Church, First Christian Church, Riverside Baptist, Shell Point, and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church to name a few. Corella delighted in sharing her love of music with Fort Myers children, as she has given piano lessons for many years. She was a woman of faith and music director at St. Francis Catholic Church. Corella leaves behind her four children, Patricia (Keith) Parker of Fort Myers, Lewis Johnson of Fort Myers, Marilou (Greg) Clark of West Unity, Ohio, and Robert Johnson of Louisville, KY, 9 grandchildren, Keyla, Jessica, Brittany, Kristen, Russell, Robert, Justin, Marshall, and Alley, and 3 great-grandchildren, Samantha, CJ, and Jared.The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 11th, 5-8 PM, at Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 12th, 1:00 PM, at St. Francis Catholic Church, 2157 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, with entombment to follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in Corella's name to St. Francis Xavier Services to the Elderly, 2055 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home of Fort Myers is in charge of arrangements.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 8, 1936--Velora Stallings, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Stallings of LaBelle, died yesterday at Lee Memorial hospital from an attack of pneumonia. Besides her father and mother she is survived by a sister, Peggy. Services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First street. Interment will be in the Fort Myers cemetery.

THE FORT MYERS PRESS, Sept. 9, 1929--Louise Stallins, 18-year-old girl, died of self-inflicted gun wounds Sunday afternoon at the home of her brother-in-law, J. C. connor, of Sears. Internal hemorrhages resulting from a pistol ball through the girl's breast caused her death before a doctor could arrive from the nearby community of LaBelle. Miss Stallins lived at the home of her brother-in-law and sister who were at a loss to explain what appear to be a clear case of suicide. The girl was alone in her room during the afternoon and at about 3 o'clock Mrs. Connor heard a pistal shot. She rushed into her sister's room and found her lying on the floor with a heavy pistol close to her side. Dr. C. E. Weaver was summoned from LaBelle but he did not arrive until after the girl had died. A search made of the girl's room failed to disclose any message or throw any further light on the act. The remains were brought to Fort Myers last evening by a motor hearse from the new Lawrence A. Powell funeral home on First street. Mr. and Mrs. Connor will accompany the remains to Surrency, Ga.,, this afternoon where the girl is survived by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. David Stallins. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning at Surrency.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 18, 1935--Mrs. Carrie Stalls, 70, died yesterday after a long illness at the home of her son, Bryan Stalls of North Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel on First street with the Rev. W. H. Edwards officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Myers cemtery. Pallbearers will be Charles Metz, Walton Gilliam, W. P. Henley, William Jeffcott, Charles Starnes and Ed Barden. Besides her husband, C. W. Stalls, Mrs. Stalls is survived by three sons, Bryan and Sam of Fort Myers; two daughters, mrs. M. f. George of Canal Point and Mrs. J. A. Touchstone of Homeland, Fla.

Ft. Myers paper, Feb. 3, 1949 - Samuel Stalls, 57, a former resident of Fort Myers, who moved to Miami in 1940, died at a Miami hospital Sunday after a short illness. He was an electrician and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hazel Stalls; a daughter, Mrs. Ray Olson; a brother, Howard B. Stalls of Miami; and two sisters, Mrs. J. F. George, Canal Point, and Mrs. J. A. Touchstone, Homeland, Fla. Services will be held here Tuesday at 2 pm from the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. Guy Owen officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press Feb 16, 2009 Aaron Hulce Stancel, born April 27, 1926, Fort Myers, FL passed this life on February 13th. Aaron was preceded in death by parents, Howard and Roberta Stancel; brother, Roy; and sisters, Bessie and Pauline. He is survived by 2 sisters, Roberta and Lottie; 2 sons, Mark (Joanne) and Greg (Sheila); 1 daughter, Beverly (Billy); 6 grandchildren, Shea, Brandon, Andrea, Nicole, Matthew and Courtney; and 6 great-grandchildren. He served in the US Navy during WWII and Korean War. He is a lifetime member of VFW and American Legion.Visitation will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 17th, at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR-82, with services following at 2:00 PM, (239) 334-4880.FMHS 1946

  Fort Myers News-Dec 29, 2008 William (Bill) Stancel Sr, 73, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2008. He was born in Fort Myers, FL, on June 21, 1935. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1954. He married his highschool sweetheart, Joan (Wadlington) with whom he would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this coming February. He was a self-employed businessman who built custom trailers and buggys along with dealing in produce. As a native Floridian of Cherokee descent, he was an avid sportsman who spent many of his years in the Everglades hunting and fishing. He was a devoted family man who cared deeply for his children and grandchildren. He was also a faithful servant to the Lord, who diligently worked to win over countless souls to Him. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan Stancel; son, Bill Stancel, Jr., (wife, Kim) Alva, FL; daughters, Gayle Inge (husband, Michael), N. Fort Myers, FL, Teri Stancel Green (husband, Teddy), Highlands, NC, Marla Cartright Tetlow (husband, Eric), N. Fort Myers, FL; brother Cecil Stancel, Jr. (wife, Betty Ruth), Fort Myers, FL; sisters, Betty Jean Roller (husband, Don), Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Judy Gomes, Fort Myers, FL. He also left behind 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Lisa Kelli Stancel; parents, Cecil and Cleo Stancel; sister, Sylvia Halbrook (husband, Ralph); and granddaughter, Niki Cartright.Services will be held at Sonshine Worship Center, 12925 Palm Beach Blvd., on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, with Pastor Bobby Calvert officiating. Visitation for family will begin at noon, friends at 1 PM, and services to begin 2 PM.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October 19, 2013 - Rose Alice (Dupont) Stanislas, 83, passed peacefully October 16, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 12, 1930 in Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge, Quebec, Canada to the late Philippe and Evelyn (Sampson) Dupont. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 65 years, Laurence; son, Roger Stanislas and his wife Patty of Louisiana; daughters, Helen Anderson and her husband Dennis of Florida and Diane Blais and her husband Marc of Massachusetts; brothers, Louis, Olidas Dupont both of Quebec, Canada and Henri Dupont and his wife Lucille of Massachusetts; grandchildren, Daniel, Eric, Andrew, Nicole, Denise, Dennis, Chantal, Dominic and Nicholas; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Easton, Hunter, Hannah, Cailyn, Emily, William, Cody and Alex. Rose is preceded by her sister, Cecile Stanislas; and brothers, Albert, Ambroise and Maurice Dupont. Rose spent her life in both Massachusetts and Florida alongside her family. She was a devout Christian and took pride in her French Canadian heritage. She was the former president of the Ladies of St. Anne, a longtime member of St. Thomas Aquinas in the Brightwood neighborhood of Springfield. Rose, a jack of all trades, enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, music, singing in the choir and was deeply involved with many ministries and Christian work. Rose was the matriarch of the family, who placed her love of Christ and family above all else. Rose cherished her time spent on family vacations, attending grandchildren sporting events, the Red Sox, Holiday gatherings and cooking for “her army” of family and friends.There will be a gathering on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907. Memorial service will begin at 11:00 AM followed by entombment in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, our family wishes to recognize the outstanding care and compassion at Page Rehabilitation & Healthcare, please make a donation in memory of Rose Stanislas. All funds will be allocated to the volunteer activites and chapel program. http://www.pagehcfoundation.com/donate/ or mail to Page Rehabilitation & Healthcare 2310 North Airport Road, Fort Myers, Florida 33907.

Fort Myers News-Press, June 2, 1960 - Angel mass for Andrew Burch Stanley, age two, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Stanley, 2156 Victoria Ave., will be said 11 a.m. Friday from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Joseph H. DeVaney officiating. Pallbearers will be Frank and Anthony Daniele, Raymond Myrne and Don Garrison. Interment willbe in the Fort Myers Cemetery. Other survivors include a brother, Michael D. 5; a sister, Katherine E. 3; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Burch, Crestview, Fla., and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Stanley, Belmar, N.J. Arrangements are by the Harvey Funeral Home.
     Cape Coral Daily Breeze, August 28, 2010 - Thomas Lynn Stanton Sr., 60 of Cape Coral passed away after a short battle with cancer Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at his home. He was born Nov. 13, 1949, in Troy, Pa. He moved to Cape Coral in 1980 from Elmira, N.Y. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971. He is a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, V.F.W. Post 8463, D.A.V. Chapter 108, Corvette Museum and the N.C.R.S. (National Corvette Restores Society). He is survived by his loving family, including his wife, Denise Stanton; children, Kim Stanton of Fort Myers, Thomas L. Stanton II of Cape Coral and Jameson DePaola of Cape Coral; parents, Horace Burton Stanton II and Lois Marie Shieve Stanton of Horsehead, N.Y.; brothers, Jeffrey Stanton of Elmira, N.Y., and Bill Stanton of Erin, N.Y.; granddaughter, Jazmyn DePaola; nephew, Corey Stanton; and nieces, Mallory Stanton and Brooke Roberts. He was predeceased by his aunt, Jean Viscelli. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the funeral home with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery with military honors provided by V.F.W. Post 8463. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in his memory be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to share in his life story and leave online thoughts and memories for his family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 20, 2010 - Dolores "Dolly" Loretta Stanzaki, age 87, of Lehigh Acres died peacefully at her home on Sunday January 17, 2010. Dolores was born on July 2, 1922 in Pittsburgh, PA. She came to this area from Mars, PA in 1979 along with her husband Paul and son Robert. They were devoted members of St. Raphael's Parish. They dedicated themselves to the Knights of Columbus and Dolores was active in the Ladies Auxiliary and served as past president. Being an avid sports fan, she was the Pittsburgh Steelers number one fan. She is survived by her daughter Shirley (Kenneth) Howe of North Carolina, sons Paul F. (Kathy) of Pennsylvania and Robert J. of Lehigh Acres, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Paul in 2003, and they were a shining example of a couple who were soul mates and completely devoted to each other. Members of the family would like to express their gratitude to all of the caregivers who attended our mother at home, giving special praise and appreciation to Barbara Stephens and Hope Hospice for their loving care and commitment. Visitation will be held at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers on Wednesday, January 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service and celebration of Dolores' life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at the funeral home followed by burial in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, (239) 334-4880.

FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Sept. 12, 1930--Funeral services for Mrs. Charity Hand Stark, 83, who died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Colonel Halgrim, at 615 Seminole avenue, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. The body will be taken to Humboldt, Iowa, Sunday morning for burial in the Union cemetery there. Colonel Halgrim will accompany the body back to Iowa. Mrs. Stark died from the effects of a stroke suffered two weeks ago. Since that time she has failed rapidly and died at 7 o'clock Thursday morning. other daughter, Mrs. Gertie Ruth Hunt, Thief Rivber Fall, Minn.; two sons, Harry L. Stark, Mankato, Minn. and Merritt C. Stark, Luther, Iowa; three brothers, Fletcher Hand, Long Beach, Calif.; Hendry Hand, Glenn Dale, Ariz., and Edgar Hand, Louisburg, Kans. She has made her home with Col. and Mrs. Halgrim since 1915. Herhusband died in 1908.

  Fort Myers News-Oct 27, 2003 Daniel M. Starks, 21, a Police Officer with Ft. Myers Police Dept., went to be with the Lord, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, following a motor vehicle collision while on duty in Ft. Myers. He was born on January 17, 1982 in Ft. Myers, the son of Jerry and Kathe Starks. Daniel was an active member of the First Christian Church of Ft. Myers, the Ft. Myers Police Explorers Post, a former Boy Scout and a volunteer Firefighter with the Bayshore Fire Department. In his brief 21 years, he was dedicated to a life of serving others and the Lord. He is survived by his loving parents, Jerry and Kathe Starks, Cape Coral, his maternal grandparents, Carl & Virginia Wolf, Flushing, MI, 2 brothers, Andrew and Benjamin Starks, Cape Coral; and his fiancee, Jessica Ruhl, along with his many friends, police officers and firefighters. Visitation will be held at the First Christian Church of Ft. Myers, 2061 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A service celebrating Daniel's life will be held at the First Christian Church on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at 1:00 PM. Full honors will be accorded at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. FMHS 2000

  FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Thursday, June 21, 1979 C. Wilson Starnes Sr., 73, of St. James City, died Tuesday. He was a lifelong resident of Lee County. He was an executive in banking in Lee County for 56 years. He was the son of the late Charles and Dora Starnes. He is survived by his wife, Christina Chapman Starnes of St. James City; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Starnes Highsmith of Dalton, Ga.; a son, Charles Wilson Staranes Jr. of Fort Myers; six grandchildren, Charles Wilson Starnes III, Mark Chapman Starnes, Erin Sue Starnes, Tracy Chapman Highsmith, Michael Wilson Highsmith and Susan Christina Highsmith; a sister, Mrs. Carolyn Starnes DePew of Fort Myers; an uncle, F. E. Starnes, and one nephew. He was a 52-year member of BPOE Lodge 1288 of Fort Myers, a past master of Tropical Lodge 56, a member of Noah Lodge 357, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite, and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church of St. James City. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harvey Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd. Funeral will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Chruch in St. James City with the very Rev. C. A. Comfort officiating. Burial and graveside Masonic services conducted by Noah Lodge 357 will take place at 3:30 p.m. at Fort Myers Cemetery.

Charles Lawrence Starnes


   
Fort Myers News-Press, March 13-14, 2011 - Charles "Wilson" Starnes, Jr., age 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 10, 2011 in his hometown of Fort Myers, Florida. Wilson was born December 9, 1928, in Fort Myers, Florida, and was the son of Christina (Chapman) and C. Wilson Starnes, Sr., and brother to Patricia Vanette Starnes.  He was the beloved and devoted husband of 58 years to Marjorie "Margie" Starnes. "Uncle Wilson" enjoyed his time as a boy scout troop leader of troop 69 and was a charter member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. He graduated from Fort Myers High School and attended the University of Florida.  A devout family man, Gator fan and fisherman, his fish tales and old Fort Myers stories were loved by all. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his loving wife, Marjorie "Margie" Starnes, his sister, Patricia Starnes Vanette, his children, Tripp (Jennifer) Starnes, Mark (Valerie) Starnes, Erin (Edward) Zengel, his grandchildren, Andrew, Stephan, Kristen and TJ Starnes, Chason Starnes, Harrison Danforth, Camela and Heather Griffith, and his great grandchildren Ryne, Cayden and Trey Starnes.  A service will be held at 3pm, Monday, March 14, 2011, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with a reception to follow. Memorials, if considered, may be made to: Hope Hospice at 9470 HeathPark Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908 or Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 4141 Deleon Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - March 4, 1959 Mrs. Dora A. Starnes, 79, of 1648 Royal Palm Ave., daughter of pioneer Fort Myers settlers, died yesterday. She was born here June 20, 1879, and had lived here her entire life. Mrs. Starnes leaves her husband, Charles L. Starnes; a son, C. W. Starnes; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn DePew; two sisters, Mrs. Carmen Prince of Fort Myers and Mrs. Iola Mitchell of Jacksonville; two grandsons, Larry Ligon and Wilson Starnes Jr. of Fort Myers; a granddaughter, Mrs. Norwood Highsmith of Dalton, Ga., and seven great-grandchildren. She was a member of First Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Revs. John Rooks and John Few officiating. Burial will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Burton Stewart, Martin Way, James B. Roberts, Ned Barden, Murl Carter and Joseph A. Ansley. Honorary pallbearers will be Capt. Arthur Wintle, Ben King, Dr. Ernest Bostelman, Ed Barden, Gilmer Heitman Sr., M. L. Cheshire and A. T. Jameson.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 23, 1982 Finis Ewing ("Unk") Starnes, 77, of Fort Myers, died Tuesday, in Fort Myers. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and moved to Ft. Myers in 1914. Surviving is his wife, Hazel L. Starnes, of Ft. Myers; one son, Judge Hugh E. Starnes, of Ft. Myers; daughters, Marjorie Starnes of Ft. Myers and Suzaanne Santa Maria of Sanibel Island; stepson, Julian Clarkson of Tallahassee, FL; stepdaughter, Hazel Hough of St. Petersburg, FL and 15 grandchildren also survived. Funeral services will be conducted at graveside Friday morning at 11 a.m. at the Fort Myers City Cemetery with Rev. Bryan Robinson officiating. Pallbearers will be George Mann, Sr., Lloyd Hendry, James Franklin, Jr., Wilson Ward, Lynn Gerald, Sr., Judge Robert T. Shaffer, Jr., Bill Stewart and Ernest Hatch. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 27, 1989 - Hazel Lamar Starnes, 86, of Fort Myers, died Sunday. A 58-year resident of Fort Myers, formerly of Coral Gables, Fla., she was a menber of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, D.A.R., U.D.C., Colonial Dames; former member of the Fort Myers Public Library Board of Directors, and the Royal Palm Yacht Club. Mrs. Starnes was preceded in death by her husband, F. E. Starnes. She is survived by two sons, Judge Hugh Starnes of Fort Myers, Julian Clarkson of Tallahassee, Fla.; three daughters, Suzanne Santa Maria; Marjorie Starnes-Stephens, both of Fort Myers; Hazel Hough of St. Petersburg, Fla; 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.Memorial service will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. R. Bruce Ryan officiating with graveside service following at 12 noon at Fort Myers Cemetery. Arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt Fuenral Home, Colonial Chapel.

       Fort Myers News-Press, February 23, 2014 - Marjorie "Margie" I (Drake) Starnes, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, surrounded by her family. Margie was born January 25, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama, and was the daughter of Tommie "Totsy" Gordy Drake and Donald "Tampa" Drake. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years and the love of her life, Charles "Wilson" Starnes Jr., her parents, Tommie and Donald Drake, her sister, Virginia Blass and her brother, Donald Drake. Captain of the "Greenies" cheer squad, she graduated from Fort Myers High School, and loved to sing the fight song. Alongside her husband, Margie was a charter member of Wesley Memorial Church and an active member in the choir, leader of the children's choir and was always involved in the Church's activities. Fittingly so, one of her favorite songs was "You Are My Sunshine," and she truly was our sunshine. She loved animals, gardening, and her best weekends were spent on the boat and with loved ones. Affectionately known to her family as "Gigi" she leaves to cherish her loving memory her brother Tom (Joanie) Drake, and her sister Susie (A.D.) Carlton, her children Tripp (Jennifer) Starnes, Mark (Valerie) Starnes, Erin (Edward) Zengel, her grandchildren, Andrew, Stephan, Kristen and TJ Starnes, Chason Starnes, Harrison Danforth, Camela McCombie and Heather Griffith, her great grandchildren, Ryne, Cayden, Trey, Ashlyn and Sofia, as well as many nieces and nephews. A service will be held at 3:30pm, Monday, February 24, 2014, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with a reception to follow. Memorials, if considered, may be made to: The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33907 or Wesley Memorial Church, 4141 Deleon St., Fort Myers, FL. 33901.


    Fort Myers News-Press, October 5, 2012 -  Helyn Rae Stasko, 74, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Helyn and her husband founded Grate Fireplace & Stone Shoppe in 1982. After many years of dedicated work building the business she retired to her home in North Carolina. She loved the peace, tranquility and change of seasons. Helyn loved to read, cook, bake and sew. She was active in her church. She loved seeing an occasional deer wander past her front window, watching hummingbirds and wildlife. She loved animals and will be missed by her constant companion, Ginger. Helyn was a person with a beautiful, generous and loving spirit. She will be cherished and her memories will live on through her family and many friends.She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 30 years, William Stasko; her daughter, Diane Key; step daughter, Susan Stasko; step son, William Stasko, Jr; her grandchild,Trenton Key and step granddaughter, Danielle Stasko and her many loving friends.Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:00AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, April 29, 2010 - Anne Marie (Balducci) Stay, 76, formerly of Cape Coral, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010 in Ft. Worth, Texas. She was born Aug. 24, 1933, in Canastota, N.Y. A daughter of Ferdinand and Virginia Gabriel Balducci, now deceased, she was a communicant of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Cape Coral. She is survived by her children, Joseph Stay of Nottingham, Pa., Mark Stay of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., Randy Stay of St. Augustine, Fla., Scott Stay of Azle, Texas, Bruce Stay of Fredericksburg, Va., Anne Marie Hurley of Cape Coral and Suellen Castellanos of Azle, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 8 great -grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 1, at noon in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Coral Ridge Cemetery.

    Fort Myers News-Press, February 22, 2013 - Rachel Steamer went on to her next journey on Feb. 20, 2013. Rachel was born and raised in Ft. Myers. She attended, Fort Myers High School. She went on to the University of Miami, and Cardozo Law School in NYC. Rachel was diagnosed in 2005 with cervical cancer. She was cancer free until rediagnosed in Dec. 2009. She fought a noble battle for 3 yrs. Throughout her fight she asked women to be sure to get yearly screenings and to have their children vaccinated against HPV. In honor of her memory, her family and friends ask you to do this to save lives.Rachel is survived by her Mother Cheryl Lawson, (Tom), her father Joseph Steamer, (Janie), her grandmother Gertrude Steamer, her beloved sister Elissa, her Boston Terrier Lola & friends throughout the country that loved her very much.

FORT MYERS PRESS - October 25, 1888 Mr. Charles H. Stebbins died in this city at 12:10 Tuesday morning, aged forty-six years. The cause of Mr. Stevvin's death was a gunshot would through the left lung, received in the war between the States. Proper resolutions of respect will be found in today's paper. Business was generally suspended and all our citizens united in paying their last sad tribute to the memory of a good and enterprising citizen. We join with our people in feelings of great regret at his early demise, and extend to his bereaved widow, child and relatives our sorrow for their great affliction. Peace to his ashes.

Fort Myers News-Press, Dec 2 2004-- Richard Slayton Stebbins, 82, of Ft. Myers, FL departed this world on November 29, 2004.Known to his friends as "Dick" and his family as "Pop", he is survived by his beloved wife of over 61 years, Lucille Wassink Stebbins, two daughters, Constance Elaine and Susan Christine and their respective husbands Robert Lynch and Charles Parrish. He leaves behind five grandchildren; Kevin and Brian Lynch and Scott, Drew, and Meghan Parrish. A sixth grandchild, Christine Lynch, preceded him in death as did his parents and his brother, John, of Ft. Myers. He was an avid golfer, a gardenia grower, and served his country in World War II. As a gunnery officer aboard the LST 292, which first deployed troops and tanks to Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy and then served as a hospital ship for the wounded. Stebbins shared his memories of WWII with the News Press on the 50th Anniversary of D-Day and the dedication of the WWII Memorial. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Stebbins was born in North East, PA where he resided for 61 years and participated in numerous community and civic activities until he retired to Ft. Myers in 1982.

    Richard Vaughn Stebbins was born on May 21, 1920 in Arcadia, Florida to the late Emmett and Lillar Stebbins. Life came to an end July 13, 2011. He was the youngest of four siblings who preceded him in death, David Stebbins, Charles Stebbins, Lillar Stebbins Johnson, and Emmett Stebbins. His father died when he was two years old and he often told many stories of how poor his family was but how much his mother valued education.  The stories are endless of his mother’s quest for her children to gain an education so that they could excel beyond her abilities.  At a time that education was not available, especially to Negroes, he and all of his siblings graduated from High School and 3 of them graduated from college. At an early age he joined Elizabeth Baptist Church in Arcadia, Florida. In 1938, he graduated from Smith - Brown High School in Arcadia, Florida and attended several colleges to include Bethune - Cookman College, Edward Waters College, Johnson C. Smith and Morehouse College.  After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he returned to graduate from Florida A & M College (now Florida A & M University) with dual majors, Bachelors of Science Degrees in English and Mathematics.   He was proud of his siblings.  After the death of their father in 1922, his brother, David had to come home from Savannah State College to take care of the family giving up his opportunity to graduate from college.  His brother, David, worked hard and made his mother and his siblings his first priority until he had his own family.  His brother, Charles sued the State of Florida for equal pay for all teachers.  Charles Stebbins was represented by Attorney Thurgood Marshall who later became a Supreme Court Justice.  He won the suit with the stipulation that he could never teach again in the State of Florida. His Sister Lillar asked him the question, “Did you really win if you can’t come home to work?” His sister, Lillar was responsible to take care of the two younger children, Emmett and Richard.  She took care of them to include nurturing and disciplining them.  It was his sister Lillar, who encouraged him to go back to college to get his degree.  She said to him, “you might be smart but how much are they paying you for your brains.” With that encouragement, he went back to college and graduated.  She also told him that he needed to be on a job with a contract because of his outspoken personality. His brother, Emmet Stebbins was one of the original blacks in the Air Force.  He went to flight school but could not pass the eye exam.  Emmett later told stories of discrimination that confirmed he should not be an Air Force pilot.  After graduation from college his brother, Emmet, attempted to work at the Post Office in Arcadia but was told they did not have any open positions.  Instead, they hired another person.  He sued the Post Office and won the suit.  The stipulation in the suit was that the Post Office could not hire another person for many years. On August 2, 1942 Richard married Helen Elissa Harvin.  They lived briefly in Arcadia, Florida with his mother, Lillar Stebbins, who Helen said taught her how to care for Lillar’s baby, Richard. His wife preceded him in death on January 5, 2009 after 66 ½ years of marriage and lovingly caring for him.He taught High School and finally Middle School in several Floridacounties.  His final employment was with the LeeCountySchool Districtwhere he retired as a Middle School math teacher at Lee Middle School.  He was a member of American Legion Post 192 for over 25 years.Richard had an excellent command of the English language and required the same of his daughter and grandchildren.  Because of his very outgoing personality and choice of “big” words in his everyday conversation, he was affectionately called “Lord Stebbins” by his friends.  He loved Sunday School and was known to challenge the accepted opinions.  However, his challenge was only to encourage others to think about why they believed what they believed.  He leaves to cherish and remember his life, his loving and devoted daughter Greta Stebbins Campbell (Raymond); his son, Richard Vaughn Stebbins, Jr.; six grandchildren to include his loving, devoted and adorable granddaughter Cherie Campbell Williams (Daryl) and loving, devoted and dignified grandson, Cory Raymond Campbell (Tiffany); his precious active great-grandson Daryl L. Williams, Jr.; brother-in-law, Phillip Hall of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; sister-in-law, Mary Mitchell of Tampa, Florida; a host of loving and devoted nieces and nephews, cousins, former students and friends.

    NewsZapFL, December 6, 2012 – Billie (Langford) Steele passed away, peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. A Southwest Florida native, Billie was born in Fort Myers on Dec. 17,1920, to Bert and Brody Langford. She grew up in Allapattah, Fla. where she attended Jackson High School. Just before World War II, she married her husband, Bryan Steele. Together they opened a beauty salon in South Miami where she was the owner/operator for many years. In 1954, she moved to Atlanta with her husband and two children. Very social and creative, Billie enjoyed cooking, decorating, entertaining and playing games with her grandchildren. While in Atlanta she joined a bridge club and became lifelong friends with eight women who played bridge together for twenty-eight years. A woman with an engaging sense of humor, Billie made friends wherever she went. In 1982, to help dear friends run Mickey's Pizza, Billie moved to LaBelle where she connected with friends, new and old, and loved them for the rest of her life. While in LaBelle, Billie continued to enjoy playing bridge. She socialized at the Church of the Good Shepherd and had many delightful, regular, Friday night dinners with a round table of her LaBelle companions. Billie is survived by her daughter, Terry Colby of Atlanta; her son, Bryan Steele of LaBelle; four grandchildren, Steve Colby, Sherri Madison, Jeffrey Durant, and Jacob Steele; one great-grandson, Benjamin Estes; a niece, Sharon Eldred; nephews, Mark Langford and Brody Langford; and many cousins, all of whom loved her and will miss her deeply. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at the Church of the Good Shepherd with a reception afterward in the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations can be made in memory of Billie Steele to: The Church of the Good Shepherd, 1098 Collingswood Parkway, La Belle, FL 33935 or Hope Hospice, 1201 Wings Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936.
     Fort Myers News-Press, May 3, 2000 - Richard Joseph Steets, 86, died on May 1, 2000, at his home in Cape Coral, FL. He was born in New York City, the son of Alfonse and Catherine (Queenie) Steets. He resided in Woodcliff Lake, NJ from 1956 until 1974 when he moved to Cape Coral. He leaves his beloved wife of 60 years, Thelma Withrow Steets; seven children: Dorothy Steets Azouz of Montreal, Eileen Steets Quann of Highland, MD, Andrea Steets Ingram of Laurel, MD, Richard J. Steets, Jr. of Toronto, Michael W. Steets of Coral Springs, FL, Paul A. Steets of Houston, and Katherine Steets Munroe of Atlanta; sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Steets McGeveran, and his brothers, Robert and Theodore. Dick worked for 24 years in executive positions with General Foods Corporation, mainly in the corporate headquarters in White Plains, NY. He retired as the Comptroller of the Birds Eye Foods Division. He graduated from Fordham Preparatory School and attended Fordham University and Pace College in New York City. He graduated from the Infantry School at Fort Benning, GA as a second lieutenant and served in the U.S. Army for three years during World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Soilder's Medal for heroic actions in combat in the Philippines. Throughout his life, Dick was committed to his community and served as a volunteer in numerous civic and church organizations. As an active member of the Cape Coral Kiwanis Club he served in many roles, notably as a leader of the club's highly successful Thrift Store for twenty years. Dick was president of the Cape Coral Kiwanis in 1985-86 and was the Kiwanis Club Citizen of the Year for 1981-82. During his retirement in Cape Coral he also volunteered in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, Lee County Juvenile Arbitration Program, and the Lee County Neighborhood Mediation Program. Before his retirement Dick was an active member of the community in Woodcliff Lake. He was chairman of the Board of Trustees of Our Lady Mother of the Church, Treasurer of the Woodcliff Lake Little League, President of the Woodcliff Lake Republican Club, and tireless volunteer to Our Lady of Mercy Church in Park Ridge, NJ among many other community services. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, at Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Cape Coral at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, followed by graveside services at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 23, 2013 - On June 17, 2013, Thelma Withrow Steets passed away. She is the beloved wife of the late Richard Joseph Steets; dear sister of Jackie Whitehead; sister-in-law of Sally Steets; loving mother of Dorothy Steets Azouz, Eileen Steets Buchanan and husband William Buchanan III, Andrea Steets Ingram and husband Jeffrey Ingram, Richard Joseph Steets, Jr. and wife Jennifer Curran Steets, Michael Withrow Steets and wife Millicent Steets, Paul Anthony Steets and Katherine Theresa Steets; cherished grandmother of Tarik Azouz, Lila Azouz, Kacim Azouz, David M. Munday, Sean C. Munday, Bryan Reeves, Katherine Myers, Darcey Ingram, Roxanne Steets, Selene Steets, Jackson Steets, Pearl Steets, Ryan Steets, Ben Steets, Paige Steets, Kaitlin Steets, Emily Munroe and Sam Munroe; devoted great grandmother of Mercer Buechner, Alexia Munday and Keelan Munday. Family will receive friends on Saturday, June 29th from 1-2PM at WITZKE FUNERAL HOMES, INC.; 5555 Twin Knolls Road; Columbia, MD 21045; where a funeral service will be held at 2PM. Interment at a later date in Cape Coral, FL. For those desiring, memorial donations may be made in her honor to a  charity of your choice

Fort Myers News-Press, June 5, 2013 - Julie Eve (Cardullo) Stein passed away peacefully at home, under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice, on June 5, 2013. Julie was born in Fort Myers on June 14, 1955, to Elvira and Cloris "Buddy" Cardullo, and was a lifelong resident. She spent her entire career of over 35 years in the healthcare business in SW Florida, helping others.Julie leaves behind to cherish her loving memory her husband, best friend, and soul mate of 20 years, Don DuBrasky, her sisters Patti James, Beth Koncar, Melinda Beres (Randy), brother Cliff Cardullo (Lorry), daughter, Kimberly Zielske (Paul), son Christopher Ryan Wilcher, stepsons Don DuBrasky, Jr. (Katy), Robert DuBrasky (Brandy), grandchildren Tyler, Maddie, Donovan, Autumn, Lawren, Bailey, Riley, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in Julie's name may be made to Hope Hospice of Fort Myers.
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 5, 2011 - Carol A. (Halpin) Steindler, 67, passed away September 3, 2011. She was born September 22, 1943 in Boston, MA to the late Howard and Elizabeth (West) Halpin. She came to Lee County in 1993 from Long Island, New York. She loved gardening, caring for others and she was a good soul. Mrs. Steindler is survived by her husband of 42 years, Walter; children, Morty (Angela) Steindler of Kennesaw, Georgia, Melissa Steindler of Fort Myers, Florida, Michael (Nicole) Steindler of Selden, New York and Amy Steindler (David Buemi) of Anapolis, Maryland; siblings, Diane (Tom) Jones of Orlando, Florida, Michael Halpin of Tennessee and Jeffrey (Patti) Halpin of Peoria, Illinois; grandchildren, Nicholas, Michele, Haley and Alex. There will be a graveside service on Monday at 11:00am at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org/Support/donate.cfm. Arrangements are being handled by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January30, 2011 - Herbert William Steinke, 93, of Brevard, passed away at Tore's Home #1 Saturday, January 22, 1011. He was born June 29, 1917 in Rhine, Ohio to the late Albert and Elenora Steinke. He was a resident of both Dayton, Ohio and Fort Myers, Floirda for most of his lifetime before relocating to Brevard two years ago. Throughout his life he was an award-winning manager of all aspects of General Motors Dealership Sales and Service. His proudest achievement was the design, development and management of Val Ward Cadillac in Fort Myers, which became one of the top ten dealerships in the United States. He and his wife of fifty six years Frances (Fran) Ann Newsock Steinke who preceded him in death in 1996 enjoyed a lifelong enthusiasm and participation in aviation, tennis and R.V. travel. He was also preceded in death by his son James Herbert Steinke and a granddaughter, Dr. Karen Steinke. Survivors include one son, Jon (Phil) Steinke and his wife Janna of Penrose; one grandson, Dr. Brian Steinke of Phoenix, AZ; one step-grandson, Greg Morris and family of Jacksonville, Florida; one sister, Mrs. Norma Terrell of Dayton, Ohio and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family expresses their sincere gratitude to Hospice and Home Health Care of Transyvania Hospital, Dr. Dale Nash and Staff, College Walk, First United Methodist Church Staff and Friends and especially the loving and caring staff of Tore's Home #1. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Interment was in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com or www.moodycommollyfuneralhome.com Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

  Fort Myers News-Press--Jan 13,2009 Marietta J. Steinmetz, 64 died peacefully on January 11, 2009. Her husband Edward, son Sam, and daughter Eva were at her bedside.She was born on February 4, 1944 in Kennett-Square, Pennsylvania to William and Angelina Smith. She grew up in Miami, Florida where she met her future husband, Edward F. Steinmetz in tenth grade Biology Class. She graduated with Honors from Miami Senior High School and attended University of Florida where she received a Master's in Spanish and taught until 1969 when her husband graduated from Medical School.She then traveled to San Francisco where she worked at Pan Am as a ticket agent, where she also taught English as a second language.In addition to her teachings in California she also taught English in Barranquilla, Columbia.Her students loved her for her skills and patience and continued to stay in touch. She was a loyal and devoted wife and mother. Her first son Benjamin was born in San Francisco, her two other children Samuel and Eva were born in Fort Myers. She was active at Saint Luke's Church in Fort Myers and Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Key West where she was loved by her friends and family. Her smile truly "made one's day". A friend said that, "she had a wonderful way with words and a compassionate and empathetic ear". She will be missed by all who met and loved her. Services will be held at 5:00 PM, on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at St. Lukes Episcopal Church; 2635 Cleveland Avenue Fort Myers, Florida 33901. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice or Susan G. Komen for the CureSusan G. Komen for the CureSusan G. Komen for the CureSusan G. Komen for the Cure. Condolences may be viewed and offered at: www.harvey-engelhardt-metz.com

Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 126 2005-- Margaret E.Monaghan Stejskal, age 87 of Ft. Myers passed away peacefully Monday morning, March 14, 2005 at Shell Point Hospice. She was born August 19, 1917 in Pocahontas, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Mary Monaghan. Mrs. Stejskal lived in Pocahontas, IA where she and her husband owned and operated a farm. She moved to Cape Coral in 1969 and lived there until 1995 when she moved to Ft. Myers. She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and enjoyed gardening, cooking and most of all her family. She was the wife of the late Frank who died in August 2001, at the time of his death they had been married for 53 years. She is survived by her sons, Jim (Betty-Jane) and Bill (Candi), all of Ft. Myers, her grandchildren, Barrett (his fiance, Christina Shapiro), Kate, Christy (Lee) Blosser, Dustin and Rebecca and her great grandchildren, Jersey and Roaden. A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 3:30 Pm in St. Cecilia Church, 5632 Sunrise Drive, Ft. Myers. Burial is private. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Ft. Myers Memorial Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. (239) 936-0555.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 12, 2007 - Bruce James Stelzenmuller, 22, of Fort Myers died by an accident March 10, 2007. Bruce was born in West Islip, NY, a son of Catherine and Bruce A. Stelzenmuller. Bruce moved to the local area in 2003 from Amelia Island, FL, he worked detailing cars at the B.M.W. and Mercedes dealership. Bruce enjoyed surfing and snowboarding and was an music and movie lover, he was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church. Bruce is survived by his mother Catherine L. and father Bruce A. Stelzenmuller, his sister Amanda Stelzenmuller, his maternal grandmother Irene Markarian, his maternal grandfather Vito N. Lombardo, many uncles, aunts and cousins. A funeral mass celebrating his life will be conducted in St. Cecelia Catholic Church on Wednesday at 10:30 AM. The family will receive friends at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home 239-936-0555.

   Fort Myers News-Press, November 11, 2010 - Austin Cordell Stem, age 42 of LaBelle, FL passed away November 7, 2010. Austin was born September 20, 1968 in Newport, California and was raised in LaBelle, FL. Austin worked alongside his father, Tom Stem and brother, Jason Stem while farming in Immokalee, FL. He enlisted and served in the United States Army and was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division stationed in West Germany. Austin was a proud and patriotic American citizen.Austin leaves behind to cherish his memory his immediate family, wife; Ruby Earline and children; Haley, Thayer and Ragan, father and mother; Tom and Vicki Stem, younger brother; Jason Stem, grandmother; Betty Tippett, aunts Susan Fisk and Carol Stem, uncles; Nick Fisk and Skip Stem. Austin was a dedicated father who always found the time to coach softball, swing his daughter in the back yard or play a computer game with his son. Austin could play "dress-up" with the girls as comfortably as take Thayer hunting. He was totally dedicated to his children. Austin was a young man who loved good food and good times and he will forever live in the hearts of those of us who were privileged to have shared some of his life with him. He was a knowledgeable young man both on current and past events and was quick to engage you and in debate and give his passionate opinions.In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to a college account be made for the education of his children. The fund has been established at Florida Community Bank in LaBelle, Florida.Viewing will be Friday November 12, 2010 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Akin Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Services will be held Saturday morning beginning 10 AM at Carlson Memorial Methodist Church in LaBelle with burial afterward at Fort Denaud Cemetery, Fort Denaud, FL.

Fort Myers News-Press August 27, 2010 Carol Ann Hansen Stephens, age 72, passed away at her home in Gainesville, FL on Tuesday August 24, 2010 after suffering a long illness with congestive heart failure. She was born February 15, 1938 in Dubuque, IA, to parents Donald Hansen, a US Postal employee, and mother Ethyl Sutton Hansen, housewife. After living in various states, including Georgia, the family of Carol and two younger brothers, settled in Fort Myers, FL in 1948. Her father Donald rode the train daily to deliver mail along a central Florida route. In 1950, Carol met a neighborhood 14 year old boy named James Morris Stephens. The two attended nearby Fort Myers Jr-Sr High School, where Morris graduated in 1954 and Carol in 1956. Morris graduated from the University of Florida in 1958, and Carol from Massey Business College in Jacksonville in 1959. Morris and Carol married in Fort Myers June 10, 1961. That year, Carol joined her husband in Gainesville, where he was an Extension Vegetable Specialist, and she a secretary in Forestry Extension (IFAS). Carol worked in three UF agricultural departments: Forestry, Ornamental Horticulture, and Extension Communications and Education, retiring from the latter in 2003 as Office Manager.Carol Stephens was preceded in death by her mother Ethyl, and father Donald. She is survived by her husband of 49 years James "Jim" Morris Stephens, her son Reford Holt Stephens, 40 and his wife Lori, 40, granddaughters Annabelle, 7, and Sophia, 5, all of Orlando, FL, two brothers Allen Hansen, 71 his wife Arlys of Greensboro, NC, and Kenneth Hansen of Miami, FL, along with several nieces and nephews. Carol's many friends and family will remember her as a devoted wife and mother, a skilled typist and office worker, and for her quiet and totally trustworthy demeanor. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday August 28, 2010 at the Milam Funeral Home Chapel. Expressions of sympathy are best expressed by donations to The National MS Society. Interment at the New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date. Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361

Fort Myers News-Jan 16, 2005 Reverend Gerald Nathanial Stephens, 77, passed away Dec. 30, 2004 at his home in Wylie Texas. Gerald was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Cecil E. and Edith McLeod Stephens of Ft. Myers, FL and sisters, Gloria Ann Stephens Charles (FMHS 1950) and Dora Louise Stephens Payneb(FMHS 1956). Survivors include an adopted son Chris L. (Linda) Stephens of Wylie, TX, granddaughter Christy Stephens of Wylie TX., grandson Nathan L. (Christy) Stephens, great granddaughter Christy Roy Stephens, all of Wylie TX., brother, David E. (Ellen) Stephens of Spring City, TN., sister Dorothy Stephens Coleman of Fort Myers, FL., aunts Velda (Clarence) Thompson Hersey of Chattahoochee, FL, Lucille (Laverne) Thompson Holmes of Ft. Pierce, FL and Lois Thompson Merrifield of Sarasota, FL., uncle Cylde (Dorothy) Stephens of Land O Lakes, FL., and many cousins, nieces and nephews in Ft. Myers, FL., Lakeland, FL and Cumming, GA. Gerald attended FMHS and Edison College in Fort Myers. He attended FSU and several Colleges and Universities in preparation for the priesthood. Gerald was born Feb 16, 1927 in Bartow Florida and grew up in the Ft. Myers area. He enlisted in the military, serving both in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army for 30 years. He served in both the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. He also served in Iceland, Germany, Panama, Alaska, Louisiana and Michigan. After retiring from the Army as a Major, he settled in Wylie, Texas where he served as an Assistant Priest in the Dallas Fort Worth Diocese. Arrangements were made under the direction of Allen Funeral Home in Wylie, TX.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - December 8, 1952-- John R. Stephens, 69, Marco Island resident who had seen the county's outer reaches grow from almost-barren wilderness to modern farm and recreation area, died yesterday. He had been a resident of Goodland for the past 51 years, coming to Florida as a child and to the Estero area as a boy of 16. He chose to spend his life in and about the islands of Florida's southwest coast and few men knew them better, his friends said. Survivors include two sons, Raymond A. Stephens, St. Petersburg, John R. Stephens, Goodland, two daughters, Mrs. Mattie C. Wisner, Tampa, Miss America Stephens, Goodland, and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home with Dr. J. Donelson Jones officiating. Pallbearers will be J. C. Brawner, Buddy Weeks, Bud Kirk, Robert Griffis, John Ludlow and Kenneth Vogstad. Interment will be in Fort Myers cemetery.
    The Fort Myers Press, October 19, 1926 - The body of Mrs. Juana Rojas Stephens of Caxambas will arrive on the noon train tomorrow, accompanied by Mrs. J. M. Barfield, Mr. Stephens and his son Raymond. The funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, at the Barfield home, 245 Lee Street, in charge of L. W. Englehardt, mortician. Mrs. Stephens was taken to the Kellum hospital in Richmond, Va., something more than a month ago, for treatment, and succumbed to her illness there on Sunday. Mrs. Stepehns is survived by her husband, John R, and four children, Raymond, 17, Mattie 16, America 15, and John, Jr. 9, her brother J. M. Barfield, and her mother and five sisters, residents of Caxambas. (Fort Myers Cemetery)
       Fort Myers News-Press, November 12, 2013 - Cape Coral resident Robert David Stephenson, 86, passed away Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Treasure Coast Hospice in Fort Pierce, FL. He was born on April 22, 1927 in Mackinaw, IL, only child of the late George and Gladys Stephenson. Robert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married his beautiful wife, Dorothy Ann Morris, in Morton, IL on October 8, 1949. They resided in Morton until 1973, and then relocated to Cape Coral, FL, where they lived for 40 years.   Robert was a carpenter and general contractor, working in commercial and residential construction throughout his career. He was a member of the Morton, IL VFW, a private pilot, and built his own airplane. He was a member of the Quiet Birdman and Experimental Aircraft Organization. Robert was also a saxophone player in a jazz band.   Robert is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter Peg (Dale) Purcell; son John (Jennifer) Stephenson; grandchildren Robert (Sara) Purcell, Karen Purcell, Randi Stephenson, Wiley Stephenson and Quinn Stephenson; great grandchildren Mara, Christian, Alyssa, Owen, Brogan and Nathen. Visitation will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm Friday, November 15 at Fuller-Metz Funeral Home in Cape Coral. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm with entombment immediately following at  Fort Myers Memorial Gardens cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made   to the Alzheimer’s Association or Treasure Coast Hospice. Visit   www.fullermetz.com to leave a condolence for the family.

Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-07-04 -- Jean E. Stern, 85, of Ft. Myers, Fl., died July 2, 2004. She was born in Yokohama, Japan, a daughter of the late Edward W. and Ethel M. Maitland. Jean received schooling in Switzerland and England and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, she was an actress when she lived in Kenya, East Africa where she also farmed from 1946 to 1962 at which time she moved to Canton, CT where she lived until moving to the Ft. Myers area in 1991. Mrs. Stern is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Anthony and Carole Foster, of Ft. Myers, John and Sally Foster of England, her grandsons Graham and David, her great granddaughter Molly, her niece Susan Ellis of Cromwell. Ct., she was predeceased by her husbands Donald Foster in 1965 and Larry Stern in 1985. Cremation arrangements by Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

    Miranda Ka’Shyra Tommie Steve, 27, of Brighton, passed away July 4, 2012. She was born February 15, 1985 in Avon Park to Martha Tommie. She was an outgoing person who loved her family and people. She loved having fun. Miranda was preceded in death by her great great grandmother, Stella Smith; grandparents, Juanita and Walter Tommie; and her brother, Cordell Jumper, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Granthan Steve; children, Ryanna Osceola, Jaydence Urbina, Ka’Shyra Urbina and Jeremy Urbina, Jr.; mother, Martha J. Tommie; brothers and sisters, Lance Tommie, Codene Wigfall, Cordey Jumper and Marshall Tommie; aunts and uncles, Virginia L. Tommie (Howard Osceola), Molly Jolly (Chris), Betty Billie (Sandy Billie, Jr.), Mike Tommie, Willie Tommie (Noreen) and Maxie Tommie; many cousins, nieces and nephews and friends. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012 until services at 11 a.m. at First Indian Baptist Church of Brighton. Interment will follow at Ortona Cemetery. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 9, 2002 - David Stevens, PhD, 79 of Cape Coral died Tuesday morning at his residence. He was born in Nashua, NH and moved to Cape Coral in 1985 coming from Mattapoisett, MA. An educator for all of his adult life, Dave taught at Williston Academy for over 35 years and more recently at Barry University . He has been active in Rotary for 38 years (past president in Easthampton, MA) and a member of the Rotary Club of Cape Coral Goldcoast since 1985. Other affiliations include 50 year member of the US Power Squadron, Life Member of the VFW and American Legion, Director of the ISRYA for 20 years and was a member of the American Philatelic Society. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ruth of Cape Coral; sons: David of St. Andrew's, NB, Canada, Daniel of Cape Coral and Thomas of South Hampton, MA; brother, Frank of Stonington, CT; one niece and one nephew. Memorial services will be held Friday, May 17, 2002 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at a later date in Coral Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowes, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice.
    Georgia M. Stevens, 87, passed away September 12, 2013 in The Villages, Florida. She was born August 9, 1926 in Grady, New Mexico. She came to Lee County in 1992 from New Castle, Pennsylvania. In 2007, she relocated to The Villages, Florida. In addition to her parents Mr. and Mrs. Willis Buster, Georgia is preceded in death by her husband, William A. Stevens; son, Steven Stevens; sister, Olive Davenport; and brothers, CL and Billy Buster. Georgia was a Baptist and a member of the Rebecca Lodge and the Eastern Star. She loved to socialize on Facebook with all her friends and family. Georgia also enjoyed reading. Left to cherish her memory are her son, William Stevens, Jr. and his wife Wilda of The Villages; daughters, Barbara Mullins and her husband Alex of Sunset Beach, North Carolina and Gina McCandless and her husband Jim of The Villages; 17 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 5:00pm at Camp Sonlight, 16989 SE 58th Avenue, Summerfield, Florida 34491. Interment will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be left online at  www.fortmyersmemorial.com

Fort Myers News-Press June 18, 2009 Heaven Ah'Zaria and Tavarien Stevens passed away June 14, 2009. They are survived by their mother, Lakeshia Pointer; father, Frederick Stevens; two sisters, Ka'Norie and DaShanti; two brothers, JaVieane and Ah'Mari; grandparents Mary and Michael Pointer, Chanetta Campbell-Brunson; great grandparents, Delia Pointer, John and Annie Campbell and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 1:00pm, Friday, June 19, 2009 at the Hickson Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services entrusted to Hickson Funeral Home Inc., 3308 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida, 334-6440

FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Dec. 9,1927--Funeral services for Hiram Stevens, former Fort Myers boy, who died in Miami Tuesday, will be held this morning at Engelhardt's chapel at 11 o'clock. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Bryant, Granville Bryant, Reese Smith, Warren Bylaska, Lafayette Armeda and Ernest McDonald. Burial will follow in the Fort Myers cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press April 18, 2008 Jim Troy Stevens, 1914 - 2008 was born in Lois, Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loma Stevens, sons: Jimmy Stevens and Troy Stevens and daughter, George Ann Osborne. He is survived by daughters: Donna Strayhorn (Guy), Grace Waite, Annie Tibble (Dave) and Susan Piscitelli (Gary); 13 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.As a child, he lived in various lumber camps in South Florida and his family finally settled in N. Fort Myers where he attended the one-room school house on Moody Road and later graduated from Fort Myers High School. In his teen years, he delivered telegrams to Thomas and Mina Edison. Later, he distributed the News-Press to outlying communities.He learned his trade as a carpenter helping to construct Fort Jackson in South Carolina and then worked for various Southwest Florida contractors. He then established Stevens Cabinet Company in N. Fort Myers where, for many years, he built quality cabinets for homes, local schools, banks and the Edison Home. His warm personality and quick wit endeared him to all those around him. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 PM Saturday, April 19, 2008 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 5-7 PM on Friday, April 18, 2008 at the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions to the Lifeline Family Center, 907 SE 5th. Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33990.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-936-0555.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Feb. 8, 1936--Mrs. Julia I. Stevens, 89 years old, died early yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mabel McLean, at 43 Patio de Leon. She had been an invalid for several years, coming from Georgia to Florida in 1881 and having lived in Fort Myers for the past 11 years. Mrs. Stevens is survived by two daughters, Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Frances D. Jones of Tampa, one son, Joseph M. Stevens, and seven grandchildren, Mrs. Olin R. Gay and Donovan McLean of Fort Myers, Frank Jones of Tampa, Mount and Jack Stevens of Jacksonville, Bronson and Carlisle Stevens of Cairo, Ill., and two great-grandchildren, Donnie McLean and Janice Gay. Funeral services were held yesterday afaternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. William G. Kennedy and the Rev. Carlock Hawk officiating. The pallbearers were Hugh Senneff, E. Hollis, W. Gibson, Charles Gibson, Chesley Perry, C. L. Hanshaw, A. C. Carlton, J. H. Hart, Stewart Senneff, Howard Fitzgerald, Harry McWhorter, Walter D. Moody. Interment was at the Fort Myers cemetery

FORT MYERS PRESS, December 16, 1922 Mrs. Lucinda Stevens, age 88, the mother-in-law of W. W. Robins, passed away at her home at the end of Second Street sometime last night. She was found dead in bed when her daughter, Mrs. Ida Robins, called her for breakfast this morning. Mrs. Stevens was the widow of George Stevens and was born and reared in Canada. Funeral services were held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Mortuary Chapel of L. W. Englehardt. Burial took place in the Fort Myers Cemetery.

The News-Press on 4/5/2009--Madeline "Agnes" Stevens, 91, of Fort Myers, FL, passed away April 3, 2009. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and resided in New Jersey 39 years and retired to Florida with her husband Richard in 1982. A house wife and mother, she found a sincere interest in volunteer work. She is survived by 2 daughters, Barbara (Tom) Sanders of Newton, NJ, Elaine C. Smith of Fort Myers, niece Joan Truppi of Randolph, NJ, a brother Alfred Jensen of Palm Coast, FL, 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard M. Stevens in 1992. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Thursday April 9, 2009 at Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers. Interment will follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Also, a Memorial Service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday at Hope United Church (PCUSA) 7470 Hickory Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33967. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday April 8, 2009 from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Kiser Funeral Home, 481-4341.
   Fort Myers News-Press, October 24, 2012 - Ruth B. Stevens, 87, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012. She was born on November 21, 1924 in Palmer, MA to James and Minnie Henrichon Berry. Mrs. Stevens moved to Cape Coral, FL from Easthampton, MA in 1985; she then moved to Fort Myers six years ago. Mrs. Stevens enjoyed sailing, playing bocce, was an avid reader and most of all enjoyed socializing with her friends. She was an Auxiliary volunteer for many years at Cape Coral Hospital. She is survived by three sons, Thomas Cross, David Stevens, Jr., Daniel Stevens; two nieces; and many great friends. She is preceded in death by her husband David; children, Kathleen and Charles. Memorial services will be at 5pm on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Cypress Cove, Edison Hall. Interment will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for her family. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate support for either Hope Hospice of Fort Myers or Shell Point Hospice.

St Petersburg Times 10 Aug 2005-- Roger Harry Steward, 75, died Aug 8, 2005 in Indian Rocks Beach, FL. He was born on Sept 5, 1929 in Beaver Falls PA as Charles Bernard McFrederick to Charles and Maria Martinez McFrederick. Roger was later adopted by Blanche Doudna and Harry Steward and grew up in Cleveland, OH. A graduate of Eastman School of Music, his first professional job was on tour with the Clyde McCoy band. Later he played trumpet for many years with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, taught music at University of Oklahoma and was teacher and mentor to dozens of private students. Following his retirement from the Symphony he joined the Peace Corps and served in Guatemala. At his home in Florida he continued teaching until his death. He is survived by daughters Shevaun Steward Kuhn and Hillary Appen, grandson Richard Appen Jr, and former spouse, Feodora de Grasse Steward. He was preceded in death by his son, Roger Steward Jr.

Fort Myers News-Press, July 16, 2010 - Annie Margaret "Rita" Rainwater Stewart, 89, passed away on July 13th while a resident of Sterling House of Fort Myers. Rita was a Red Cross nurse during World War II and a longtime resident of Lee County. Moving to Fort Myers in 1952 with her husband John Siegfried Stewart MD and two sons, John Christopher Stewart and Robert Gregory Stewart, she was a pioneer in the fledgling Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and served therein for 55 years. Born in Florence, SC on January 28, 1921 to John H. Rainwater and his wife Catherine Betina. She survived all of her siblings, former husband, and one of her sons. Rita was a graduate of Coker College with advanced degrees in English. She was a concert pianist in her early years having studied at conservatory and performed in summer festivals at Lake Chautauqua in New York prior to the onset of World War II.She was active in: First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, Friends of the Opera, the theatrical arts, music and symphony, and was a public education English teacher to many in high schools and Edison Junior College. She is survived by a son, R. Greg Stewart DVM, PhD of Farmington, Georgia, his wife Robin, and two granddaughters Kathryn and Caroline. Also survived by Scott and Shaun Stewart, grandsons by her deceased son Chris and wife Kathleen Haley Stewart of Dallas Texas, one great-granddaughter Haley, and by a nephew and numerous grand and great grand nieces and nephews in Florence, SC.Her travels are at an end. May she rest in peace. The Family asks that kindness be shown in generosity to Hospice of Fort Myers in lieu of flowers and other memorial items. She was cremated and her ashes will be taken back to the family ground in Jasper County Georgia.Funeral arrangements under the direction of Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 4224 Cleveland Ave, Suite 1, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, 239-274-0088.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 11-13, 2013 - Catherine B. Stewart age 83, of Lehigh Acres passed away on Monday, December 2, 2013. Visitation will held at Hodges Farley Funeral Home 1100 Lee Blvd. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 on Friday, December 13th from 6 - 8PM. Funeral services will be held at Christ United Methodist Church 1430 Homestead Rd Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 on Saturday, December 14th at 11:00 AM. Entombment will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Info 239-369-2181.

FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, June 24, 1927--Charles G. Stewart, 75, died yesterday at the Lee Memorial hospital where he had been taken for a cancer operation. Funeral services will be held by Rev. F. A. Shore at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Engelhradt funeral home. The body will be buried in Detroit. Survivors are his wife, Ellen, a daughter, Mrs. R. Hughten of Detroit, one son, S. M. Stewart of this city, a brother, Johnson Stewart of Detroit and three sisters, Miss Belle Stewart and Mrs. Murray Voigt of Detroit and Mrs. George McGuire of Fort Myers.

Caloosa Belle August 4, 2010 LABELLE - Edna Johnson Yarbrough Stewart, age 75, of LaBelle, passed away Aug. 1, 2010, in Fort Myers. She was born Sep. 10, 1934, in Lee, the daughter of the late James Owen Johnson and the late Mary Mozzell (Bunell) Johnson. She was a longtime resident of LaBelle. She was a member of First Baptist Church of LaBelle and The Red Hats. Survivors include her husband, Harold Glenn Stewart; son, Gene Yarbrough of Sacramento, Calif.; brothers, Charles Johnson of Havana, Lonnie Johnson, and James Johnson, both of Georgia; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Yarbrough. Services were held Wed, Aug. 4, 2010 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Rev. Frank Deerey officiating. Interment followed in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Fort Myers News-Press Jul 2, 2000 Eleanor R. Stewart, 85, of Fort Myers, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, in Fort Myers. A native of Long Island, New York, she was the daughter of Elizabeth and Henry Reibling and had come to this area in the 1930s with her family. Mrs. Stewart had been an active member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic community. She had been a member of the Mothers' Club of St. Francis Xavier School in 1946, where she was instrumental in providing the first cafeteria for the school. She had been the third president of the Mothers' Club, which is known today as the Home and School Association. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Floyd B. Stewart (FMHS 1931); her three sons, Larry (Pat) Stewart (FMHS 1956) of Miami, Don Stewart (FMHS 1961) of Fort Myers, Alan (Ava) Stewart (FMHS 1971) of Fort Myers; her grandsons, Scott (Beth), Todd, Drew and Walker Stewart; her great-grandson, Austin Stewart; her sister, Marge Link (FMHS 1935) of Fort Myers; her brother, Henry Reibling of Beverly Hills, Florida; and her very good friend, Bill Eddy of Fort Myers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 2000, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Father Marian Konobroki celebrating. Committal services and interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd.
     Fort Myers News-Press, March 17-19, 2011 - Frances Margaret Stewart, 96, of Cape Coral, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011. She was born May 18, 1914 in Greencastle, IN and moved to Cape Coral 47 years ago. She was a member of Daybreak Fellowship. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Richard R. Stewart of Austin, TX; two daughters: Sharold G. Smith (Steve) of Fort Myers and Kathy A. Cantieny (Chuck) of Cape Coral. She was a loving Mamma to her grandchildren: Bryan, Brenda (Don), Amber (Mat), Ashley and Christopher and three great grandchildren: Nicole, Lindsay and Tyler. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard W. Stewart in 1995, two sisters: Helen and Kathleen and three brothers: Harold, Frank and Charles and her beloved daughter-in-law, Kay Jean Stewart. Frances was a wonderful and caring person and loved by all who knew her. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 AM on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 9:30 AM on Saturday until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. 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 to: www.fortmemorial.com.

Fort Myers News-Jul 11, 2008 James Burton Stewart, 79, passed away July 11, 2008, in Altamonte Springs, FL. He was born in Fort Myers, FL, on September 4, 1928 to Gladys and R.B. Stewart. He grew up in his father's business, R.B. Stewart & Son, and took over when his father passed away. He belonged to the Elks Club, Rod & Gun Club, and the 200 Dance Club. He enjoyed boating with family and friends, playing the piano, and flying. After earning his pilot's license he joined the Civil Air Patrol. Burton was known for his fun loving personality, great attitude. He always had an infectious smile on his face, making others feel better by being around him. Burton is survived by his wife of 60 years, Matha, Altamonte Springs, daughters Carolyn Blakely, Altamonte Springs, Connie Smith, Highlands, NC, and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Donations can be made to Vitas, a hospice group, 5151 Adanson St., Orlando, FL 32804. FMHS 1947

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 7, 1933--John W. Stewart, 52, died yesterday morning at his home on Sanibel island. Mr. Stewart had lived on the island for several years. Survivors include four sons, Gentry, John, Ernest and James and two daughters, Ellen and Sidney. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home with the Rev. Hubert Dodd officiating. Burial will be in the Captiva cemetery. L. W. Engelhardt & Son have charge of arrangements.
    Kenneth Davis Stewart, 82 years of age, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida. Mr. Stewart was born in Daytona Beach, Florida on May 20, 1931, a son of the late Louis Edward Stewart and Hazel Marie Davis Stewart. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Penny Morris who passed away in November of 2013 and a grandson, Shawn Mills who passed in August of 2013. Mr. Stewart was a Registered Pharmacist and worked for over 30 years for the State of Florida. Kenneth was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and served with the Army Signal Corps as a high speed radio operator. He was a member of the Fort Myers American Legion. Kenneth enjoyed the operation of Ham radio and was a member of the American Radio Relay League and the Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club. He also had interests in astronomy and belonged to the S.W. Florida Astronomy Society and the Astronomy Society of the Pacific. He was a life resident of Florida. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Donna Stewart of Fort Myers, Florida; his daughters, Sherry Hunter of Fort Myers, Florida and Kathy (Paul) Mills of Deland, Florida; his grandchildren, Michelle Gage, Greg Spinelli and William Morris. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 2, 2014 the time to be announced 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 Thursday prior to the services. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

 

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, March 1, 1944 Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Stewart, 79, who dies at her home in Larchmont, will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. Frank Ireland of the Episcopal church officiating. The following will act as pallbearers: Active, J. D. Walker, E. L. Daniels, Fred J. Henry, Shep Bass, J. E. Shafner and M. E. Mills; honorary, John Borning, N. G. Stout, R. V. Lee, R. L. Thompson, Oscar Sheets, Paul Denington, Les Sheets, Ed Theegarten, W. C. Cooledge and J. D. Dermon. The Order of the Eastern Star of which Mrs. Stewart was a charter member will have charge of the services at the grave. Mrs. Stewart and her husband, L. C. (Uncle Lew) Stewart, celebrated their 61st anniversary last Oct. 1. Coming to Fort Myers with her parents when she was only two years old, Mrs. Stewart was prominent in the Episcopal Church, the Eastern Star and other activities here, particularly during the pioneer years of the city. (Fort Myers Cemetery)

St Petersburg Times 10 Aug 2007 Roger Harry Steward, 75, died Aug 8, 2005 in Indian Rocks Beach, FL. He was born on Sept 5, 1929 in Beaver Falls PA to Charles Bernard McFrederick to Charles and Maria McFrederick. Roger was later adopted by Blanch Doudna and Harry Steward and grew up in Cleveland, OH..A graduate of Eastman School of music, his first professional job was on tour with the Clyde McCoy band. Later he played trumpet for many years with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, taught music at University of Oklahoma and was teacher and mentor to dozens of private students. Following his retirement from the Symphony he joined the Peace Corps and served in Guatemala. At his home in Florida he continued teaching until his death. He is survived by daughters Shevaun Steward Kuhn and Hillary Appen, grandson Richard Appen Jr, and former spouse, Feodora Grasse Steward. He was preceded in death by his son, Roger Steward Jr.

Fort Myers News-Press Nov 18, 1999 A Celebration of Life gathering was held in Eugene Oregon, Nov. 1, 1999, for Dr. Sarah Emily Stewart of Eugene, OR, who died Oct. 19 of pulmonary disease. She was 76. Dr. Stewart was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Fort Myers, FL to Willie Warner Stewart and Marjorie Goolsby Stewart. She graduated valedictorian of her class of 1941 at Ft. Myers High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at Florida State University, a medical degree in pediatrics at Tulane University, and a medical degree in psychiatry at Oregon Health Sciences University. Survivors include her life partner of 23 years, Dr. Jeanine Bennett; a brother, Dr. Thomas (Tinker) Stewart (FMHS 1947) of Lebanon, OR and sister, Frances (Dede) Jacoby (FMHS 1943) of Fort Myers Beach, FL.

  Fort Myers News-Press Feb 17, 2010 William Lynam Stewart, 83, of Fort Myers passed away at his home Monday, February 15. He was born December 17, 1926 in Fort Myers to Cyrus Q. and Mildred L. Stewart. Bill graduated from Fort Myers High, University of Florida, and University of Florida School of Law. He practiced Law in Fort Myers for 53 years. He served in the US Navy during World War II. and also in the Army Judge Advocate General's office during the Korean Conflict.Bill was the former President of the Lee County Bar Association, Past Commodore of the Royal Palm Yacht Club, Member of the Men's Golf Association at Fort Myers Country Club and Wesley Memorial Methodist Church.Bill enjoyed piloting his plane and was avid Gator Fan.He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Holly Stewart, sister Jane S. Hix, and his niece Rebecca Stewart. He is survived by Julie his wife of 57 years. and his brother Cyrus Stewart, sons, Robert W. (Kara), Stephen Stewart, daughters Lisa Morris (Richard) and Robin Stewart. Grandchildren Amy Welka of Dunkirk, New York, Michelle Stewart and Robi O'Neill of Fort Myers. Four great grandsons, Smith ,Bobby Ray, Trent and Luke and a large extended family.Those wishing to contribute in his memory make donations to Hope Hospice 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33909 and Fla. Methodist Children's Home, 51 Main Street, St. Enterprise, FL. 32725- 8186.A Memorial service will be held Friday, Feb 19th at 11:00 AM at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church 4141 DeLeon St. followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall
     Fort Myers News-Press, August 29, 2013 - Harold J. Stickney, 96, of Fort Myers, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013. He was born in Lebanon, NY on September 23, 1916 to Robert J. and Eva Dibble Stickney. He has spent most of his life in Florida. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II and enjoyed shuffleboard at Jamaica Bay. He won over 91 trophies playing shuffleboard, was an avid golfer and loved boating. Mr. Stickney leaves to cherish his memory his sister, Charlotte Buskey Luther, many nieces and nephews and his longtime companion, Lavina “Lee” Ungham. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret May “Peggy” Stickney in 1984 as well as his brothers: Samuel, Floyd, Robert, Leslie, Jimmy and his sister, Clara Delaney.   Military graveside honors will be conducted at 12:30 PM Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends will be received from 11:30 until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice.   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 21, 1936--Franklin Stiles, 55-year-old farmer, was found dead at 8:30 o'clock last night in a lane 200 yards from his home at Alva and law enforcement officers investigating the case were of the opinion that he had taken his own life. Stiles apparently blew his brains out with a .38 calibre pistol which was found a few feet from the body. Stiles' body was found by his son, Raymond, who said his father had been depressed over money matters and had been drinking during the day. Raymond and other members of the famly heard the shot but did not find the body for at least 30 minutes. Stiles is survived by is wife, Mrs. Minnie Stiles, five sons, Paul, Ernest, Raymond, Jack and Roger, three daughters, Annie Belle, Pearl and Nobel, two brothers, Edell and Charlie, and two sisters, Mrs. Stafford King and Mrs. Minnie Rogers, all of Alva. The body was turned over to Lawrence A. Powell.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Aug. 10, 1955 - Jacob William Stiner, 82, a resident of Fort Myers for the past eight years passed away here yesterday afternoon. He is survived by three sons: Robert Stiner of Baltimore, Md; Raymond Stiner, stationed in Japan; and Stanley Stiner of Jersey Shore, Penn.; three daughters: Mrs. Gordon Snook of Jersey Shore, Penn.; Mrs. George Lunger, and Mrs. James Lee also of Fort Myers; one brother, James Stiner of Williamsport, Pa, 20 grand-children and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home 10 a.m. Thursday with Rev. E. F. Mayton officiating. Pallbearers will be Kennedy Carson, Eugene Hamilton, James Lee, Philip Mercer, Emmett Johnson. Interment in Fort Myers Cemetery.

Ft Myers News-Press, June 5, 2001 - Iris A. Stinson, 80, died in Fort Myers June 4, 2001, she was formerly of Lehigh Acres. She was born in Hickeys Creek Olga, FL the daughter of the late S.L. and Urmia Rutledge she was a life long resident of the local area, for many years. Iris and her late husband David owned and operated Orange Groves in Olga. She was a member of Church of God. Mrs. Stinson is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Patti Stinson of Fort Myers Beach and her brother and sister-in-law, Aubrey and Lou Rutledge of Fort Myers; two grandsons, Cole and Ben Stinson. She was preceded in death by her husband David D. Stinson in 1996. A funeral service will be conducted in the Farley Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, June 7, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Lee Memorial Park.

     Fort Myers News-Press, May 23, 2012 - Bradley David Stokes, Jr., 22 years of age of Bokeelia, FL passed away on May 18, 2012. He was born July 24, 1989 in Ft. Myers, Florida. Bradley was a 6th generation resident of Pine Island, Florida. He graduated from Mariner H.S. in 2007 and from the Fort Myers Fire Academy in 2008. He recently completed Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Lackland, Texas and graduated from Security Forces Training. He was to be stationed at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii beginning in June. Bradley is survived by his mother, Rebecca Stokes of Bokeelia, FL; his maternal grandparents, Estelle Rowell of N. Fort Myers, FL and Randolph Darna of Bokeelia, FL; his paternal grandmother, Barbara Stokes of Highlands, N. Carolina; Uncle and Aunt, Scott and Margaret Darna of Bokeelia, FL, Aunt Vickie Stokes of Bokeelia, FL and Uncle and Aunt, Jeff and Shelley Vidmar of Highlands, N. Carolina; first cousins, Amy Allen, Scotty Darna, Coleman Darna, Matt Schehl, Scott Schehl and Skye Stokes. He was preceded in death by his father, Bradley David Stokes, Sr., paternal grandfather, Charles Stokes and paternal uncles Rusty Stokes and Michael Stokes. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33907. Military honors will be provided by the McDill Air Force Base Honor Guard.

Fort Myers News-Press, 20 Nov 2005-- Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, friend and mentor, Edythe Buck Stokes, passed away peacefully November 18, 2005 in the loving arms of her family at Hope Hospice. Ede was born in Lansing, Michigan December 13th, 1928 to Christine and William T. Jenkins. Her grandparents, Bailey and Edythe Buck came to Sanibel in 1902 as tourists, bought a cottage next to Island Inn and came for the winter each year until they died. Ede's first steps may have been taken on Sanibel where her family spent at least a month each winter until relocating to Orlando, Florida where she grew up. She moved to Sanibel in the fall of 1949, where she married and then lived in Nova Scotia, Washington, DC and Germany until returning home to Sanibel where she raised her five children. She worked for U.S. Fish and Wildlife at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge for 32 years, retiring in 2003 and building a home in Lehigh Acres. Ede was also Sanibel's Avon lady for 30 years. Ede is survived by her sons, Marty, Tom and Rick Stokes, her daughters, Chrys Webb & Barbara Strickland; by her daughters-in-law Joni, Dianne and Pat Stokes; by her son-in-law Butch Webb; her grandchildren, Rachel, Luke, Jonathan, Alexis and Kelsey Stokes, David and Melissa Webb, Nicholas Strickland, Eric Potts, and Mindy Dickman; her great grandchildren, Gessie and Ariana Restrepo; her sister and brother-in-law, Milbrey and Jack Rushworth; and several nieces and nephews and many loved and loving friends. She will be greatly missed by all. A memorial service will be announced when arrangements have been completed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957.

Fort Myers News-Press, April 13, 1933 - Burns received when a gasoline marine engine on which he was working exploded, proved fatal to Everett Terrell Stokes yesterday morning. Following the accident, which occurred March 26, the 17-year-old fisherman was rushed to the Lee Memorial hospital. Funeral services for the youth will be held in Arcadia at 3 o'clock today after which interment will be made in the Oak Hill cemetery. The Rev. W. H. Edwards, jr., of Fort Myers will conduct the seervices. Surviving are his father, J. E. Stokes, three brothers, J. E. jr., John and Winston, and one sister, Hazel. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of the funeral arrangements.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, September 27, 2010 - James H. Stokes, 88, of Cape Coral passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. Mr. Stokes was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Armstrong County, Pa., a son of Rubin and Lenora Sarver Stokes, now deceased. He was retired from the aviation industry where he had been employed as an aircraft and power plant mechanic. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had resided here since 1985 coming from Chesapeake Beach, Md. He is survived by his grandchildren, Dawn (James) Sanford, Keith Stokes and Katherine (Andy) Stephen; great-grandchildren, James Sanford III, Ashley Sanford, Justin Sanford, Christopher and Stefanie Stephen and Avert and Zoe Stokes; great-great-grandchildren, Leanna Sanford and Sophia Stephen. Visitation will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, from 5-7 p.m., in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m., in the funeral home. Entombment with military honors will be in Coral Ridge Cemetery.
     Fort Myers News-Press, May 15, 2012 - Larry E. Stokes, 69 yrs old always lived life on his terms. He leaves us all with incredible one of a kind memories. His hard charging determination and tenacious personality existed all the way to his last moments of life. He is survived by his Son Sean ( Christina) Middleton, Grandsons Cade and Sean Austin Middleton who will always love him as "PaPa". He is now reunited with his beloved Lynda who he missed so very deeply these past five years. Larry lived his life to the fullest on his terms and Larry died Saturday on his terms. I will always be proud to have called him Dad. Memorial services will be held at Lee Memorial Park May 19th at 10am in the mausoleum chapel. Info.334-4880.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 3, 1932 - Funeral services for Dr. George Stone, who died Wednesday evening following a brief illness, will be held at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home at 927 Hoople street. The Rev. J. F. Bell, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate at this services, while the Masonic lodge will have charge of services at the graveside. Hundreds of the doctor's friends viewed the body yesterday as they paid their last respect to one of Lee county's most prominent residents. The body lay in state at the L. W. Engelhardt and Son funeral home until late in the afternoon, when it was removed to the residence for the services Saturday afternoon. N. G. Stout will read the Masonic ritual as the body is lowered into the grave at the local cemetery. Dr. Stone's death came with shocking suddenness following an illness of a few days. He had contracted a cold early last week but did not regard the ailment as serious. Mrs. Stone summoned Dr. H. Quillian Jones Wednesday afternoon and he found her husband suffering from lobar pneumonia. A few hours later Dr. Stone was dead...Active pall bearers wil be selected from the Masonic membership, it was announced last night, but no list had been completed. Members of the Lee County Medical association will act as honorary pall bearers. Dr. Stone was president of the association.

Fort Myers Daily News, Apr 19, 1918 -- Died at Camp Wheeler Wednesday; Remains brought to Arcadia Today - Arrangements for the funeral of J Franklin Stonebraker, who died Wednesday of this week at Camp Wheeler are planned for the services to take place from the residence of his father in Arcadia at 4 o’clock and conducted by the Rev F A Shore. Friends of Mr Stonebraker in Fort Myers were shocked to learn of his death at Camp Wheeler, Macon GA, Wednesday morning at 9:30 of spinal meningitis. His father had been notified of his son’s illness and reached his bedside before he passed away. He is survived by father, mother, three sisters, wife and two brothers, one of whom is Sgt George stonebreaker now at Camp Wheeler.

  Fort Myers News-Press July 2, 2009 Joseph Edward Stonis, 101, of Cape Coral died Monday, June 29, 2009, under the loving care of Hope Hospice. He was born March 27, 1908, in Newark, N.J., to Matis and Ana Stonis.He leaves behind his wife, Doris Butts Stonis, a blind date that turned into 36 years of friendship and love. They were married May 7, 1981. He never used "step" in speaking of Doris's two adult children, Barbara (John) Hill of Fort Myers Beach and Roger (Pam) Butts. He was much loved as a grandfather to Stephanie and Courtney, daughters of Roger and Pam, all of Cape Coral.He also leaves his only daughter, Patricia Beckwith, her two children, Kathy Hayes and Henry Beckwith II, and great-grandchildren, Brian Beckwith and Katy and Stephanie Hayes, all of Jacksonville.He moved to Cape Coral 28 years ago from Memphis, Tenn., after retiring from C.P. Hall of Chicago. He embraced the city of Cape Coral with all his heart and energy of a man half his age, as many who knew and worked with him would attest.Retirement was not for him. He soon found this young city could use his help in many ways. He learned as much as he could about the native trees, grasses, flowers and wildlife and began a dedication to making Cape Coral "green," thus earning the city the title Tree City USA.Mr. Stonis was awarded for his work with the Lawrence Enersen Award, given to him by the National Arbor Day Foundation, in May 1999.He felt his other love, the parks, determined the culture and character of a city. He was so proud and honored when a park was named for him in December 2007.In 2006, at the age 98, he published a book, "Slices of American Pie." This was one of his greatest achievements.He was preceded in death by his first wife, Genevieve Reardon; son, Joseph Jr.; parents, Matis and Ana; sisters, Mary and Anne; and brother, John.A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 18, at 10 a.m., at Joe Stonis Park on Ceitus Parkway. The family requests that memorials be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908, or to the Arbor Day Foundation, 211 No. 12th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508.

Fort Myers News-Press, 13 Nov 1999 -- Birma Montine Storter, age 83, of Ortona, FL. died on November 11, 1999 at Lehigh Acres, FL. She was born October 14, 1916 at Sale City, Ga. to Edward Joseph Wamble and Susie Mae Whitley Wamble. Montine had resided in Ortona the past fifty-four years and was a member of the Ortona Community Association. she also attended Eastside Baptist Church in LaBelle. Survivors include her husband: Vance L. Storter of Ortona; daughters, Birma Sue Bowers of Pensacola and Donna Storter Long (J.C.) of Ortona; grandchildren: Jenness Heflin Allen (Doug) of Ortona, David S. Heflin (Tina) of Ortona, Lonnie V. Howard (Vanita) of LaBelle, Thomas G. Howard of Gainesville and Sara Nelson Madrid of Albany, Ga.; great-grandchildren: Katie Allen, Scott Heflin, Douglas Allen, Kaitlyn Heflin, Jacob Heflin, and Patrick Heflin; sisters: Sally Wamble Roark of Naples, FL and Dorothy Wamble Davis of Naples, FL. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 14, 1999, 2:00 o'clock p.m at the Eastside Baptist Church with Rev. C.W. Hamil, Jr. Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL .

Fort Myers News-Press, 28 Jul 2006 -- Herbert Morrison Storter born to Robert Bembury and Nancy Elizabeth Storter in Fort Myers, FL on July 27, 1909, predeceased by his wife of 77 years, Dolly, on July 12, 2006. He is survived by two daughters, Marian McRae (George) and Voncile Tomlinson, (Charles, deceased); 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the last of the Pioneer Storter family. He was known by most as "Hub". Hub was a career fisherman. He was a very ambitious and adventurous person; developing the first cement block company in Naples and owner of the first licensed taxi company there. He was a Captain in the United States Coast Guard in World War II with a large fleet of ships stationed at Everglades City, FL. Capt. Hub ventured into many other fields during his career, and he took it to a higher level. He has owned 22 shrimp boats which patrolled the Atlantic off North Carolina, and both sides of the Gulf of Mexico, Tampico, Bay of Campeche, and Dry Tortugas. He was well known in all the shrimp ports along the Gulf from Texas to Florida. Hub and Dolly were among the Charter Members of the Church of God in Naples. His church was the second most important aspect of his life; his family came first. He will be greatly missed. There will be a visitation held at Naples Memorial Funeral Home, 525 111th Ave. N., Naples, Florida, on Friday (TODAY) July 28, 2006 from 11 AM to 12 PM. A funeral service will be conducted at 12 PM following the visitation period. Burial will at Naples Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Nov. 23, 1933--Mrs. Elizabeth Story, 63 years of age, died at her home, 2603 Rose avenue, after a heart attack at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Story, who had been ill for the last three years, is survived by her husband, W. A. Story of Fort Myers. The couple came here 11 years ago from Ohio. The body was removed to the Lawrence A. Powell funeral home. Announcement of the funeral arrangements will be made later.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - November 14, 1949 Daniel Chester Stovall, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 30 years, died yesterday after a long illness. He was 54. He was a member of the local American Legion post and a veteran of World War I. Stovall had been a lineman for the Inter County Telephone and Telegraph Company for 25 years. He was severely burned when a gasoline truck exploded here several years ago. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dollie Stovall of 1924 Lee Street; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Haynes of East Point, Ga., and Mrs Ella Hambrick of Carrollton, Ga., and a brother, Horace Stovall of Cordova, Ala. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the McQueen and Young Chapel on First Street with Rev. Richard Stephenson officiating. Active pallbearers will be Howard Fisher, L. H. McKown, Troy Springer, Eli Woodruff, C. D. Berry and Paul Ley. Interment will be in the Fort Myers Cemetery.

Fort Myers News-Press, Jan 13 2006 -- Abigail (Abi) Tandy Maye Stout, age 5 and 3/4, of Bellingham, WA passed away in the presence of her parents and a grandma on January 7, 2006. She died due to massive head trauma sustained from a falling limb while hiking with her parents on North Lake Whatcom Trail. Abi was their sweet baby girl who brightened every part of their lives. She was always smiling, singing or dancing and filling their house with joyous sounds. She loved to play and create music with her parents; she also loved all things Harry Potter, the Little Mermaid, books and reading and creating beautiful works of art. She loved her two cats, especially her kitten Precious P. She loved her school and teachers at Gardenview Montessori and was known to greet every visitor so that they felt welcomed. Abi is survived by her parents, Karen and Jerald (JB) Stout of Bellingham, WA; grandparents, Veryl and Arlene Rohrbauck and Aunt Susan of Bellingham, WA; grandmother, Juanita Stout of N. Cape Coral, FL; grandparents, Roland and JoDonna Stout of Punta Gorda, FL. She is also survived by a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins in Florida, Alaska, Colorado, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio and Oregon. She is also survived by many, many friends considered family throughout the United States. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 13, 2006 at Garden Street United Methodist Church, 1326 Garden St, Bellingham, WA at 2:00 PM with Pastor Bill Green officiating. A reception will follow at the church. Her parents extend a special invitation to the service to all the unnamed people who helped on the trail after the accident. Karen and JB appreciate their kindness and would like to thank them for their efforts to help save their daughter. Balloons may be brought in lieu of flowers. Family friends have established two Memorial Funds in Abigail's name. Donations may be made for the Abigail Stout Memorial Scholarship Fund via the Department of Communication through Western Washington University's Alumni Foundation or to any Whatcom Educational Credit Union branch in Abigail's name. Her parents will determine the purpose of the fund at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Jerns Funeral Chapel and On-Site Crematorium, Sunset and James. ments are in the care of Jerns Funeral Chapel and On-Site Crematorium, Sunset and James. 
   Doris Strahlendorf, 83, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at HealthPark Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida.  Mrs. Strahlendorf was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 2, 1928, a daughter of the late Gordon Shriver and Eleanor Hancock Shriver.  Doris was devoted to her family and enjoyed ice skating, the beach and boardwalk of Wildwood, NJ, traveling, going on cruises and playing scrabble.  She had resided in Fort Myers since 2010 coming from Philadelphia.  She was of Presbyterian faith.  She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Robert H. Strahlendorf of Fort Myers, Florida; her sons, Robert L. (Linda) Strahlendorf of Fort Myers, Florida and Gerald P. (Carol) Strahlendorf of Naples, Florida; her grandchildren, Robert L. Strahlendorf, Jr. and Lindsay Lee Strahlendorf.  Visitation will be held Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of visitation at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.

Fort Myers-News Press, Dec 31 2004-- Elizabeth Carr Straight, age 68, of Ft. Myers, died Monday, December 27, 2004 at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart, FL. She was born in Lebanon, MO and was a resident of Stuart, FL for 2 months, coming from Ft. Myers. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Carr and the late Agnes Carr. She is survived by her one daughter Marian Hansborough of Stuart, FL; three sons Richard Straight of Ft. Myers, Charles Straight of Ft. Myers and Ronald Straight of Ft. Myers and one brother Arthur Carr and 4 grandchildren. Memorials can be made to Hope Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Inc., 1201 S. E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34994. Arrangements are being handled by All County Home & Crematory, 1010 NW Highway, Stuart, FL.

Fort Myers News-Jul 6, 2006 Jarrod G. Strand, 21, of Fort Myers, died July 3, 2006. A graduate of Fort Myers High School International Baccalaureate program, Jarrod was a student at Florida Gulf Coast University. Jarrod is survived by his parents, Dennis and Starr Strand of Fort Myers, paternal grandmother, Winnie Strand, Aunt and Uncle, Linda and Leo Cross, cousins Leo Cross, Jr., and Larry Cross all of Madison, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 8, 2006 from the chapel of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 State rd 82. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Lee Memorial Park 334-4880.

Fort Myers News-Press 15 Aug 2002 Robert Doyle 'Bob' Strasbaugh, 74, went to be with his Heavenly Father on August 11, 2002 at Lee Memorial Hospital. He was born on December 9, 1927 to Floyd and Lura Strasbaugh in North Fort Myers, FL where he lived the majority of his life. He graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1945. He served in the Army in the Korean War. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1958 with a Bachelor of Building Construction and entered the construction business in Fort Myers. He was certified as a General Contractor in 1976 and started his own business which he operated until his retirement. He was active in the North Shore Church of the Christian & Missionary Alliance in North Fort Myers where he was a founding member. He was also an active member of the Rotary Club of North Fort Myers since 1978, the Caloosa Rare Fruit Exchange, and The Woodturner's Club. He enjoyed many hobbies including beekeeping, woodturning, gardening, and introducing his friends to new and exotic fruits. After his retirement, he went on several short mission trips to Ecuador, Guatamala, and Guinea. He is survived by his loving wife, Lois Thurmond Strasbaugh, whom he married on August 14, 1953 in Fort Myers, FL. They have three daughters: Diane (Art) Jordan of Blairsville, GA; Debra (Kent) Blackwell, Missionary to Guinea, West Africa. on furlough in Toccoa, GA; and Dena Strasbaugh of North Fort Myers, and four grandchildren, Melodee Blackwell, Summer Blackwell, Shawn Blackwell, and Scott Blackwell, all of Guinea and Toccoa, GA. Two brothers also survive him, Boyd Strasbaugh of Fort Myers Beach, and Jack (Peggie) Strasbaugh of Fort Myers; as well as several nieces and nephews. One brother, Wilson Strasbaugh, predeceased him. There will be a service celebrating the life and homegoing of Bob on August 17, 2002 at 11 a.m. at North Shore Church. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. at the same location. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions nay be made to the North Shore Church - Bob Strasbaugh Memorial Fund. Arrangements are being handled by North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 15, 1955 - Edward N. Strattman died late last night at his home at 1142 Franklin St. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena C. Strattman. Funeral services will be announced by Young-Harvey Funeral directors.

Fort Myers News-Press April 19, 2009 Michael M. Strayhorn, 67, of Fort Myers, passed away April 15, 2009. Mike was born and raised in Fort Myers and graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1959. He also attended Marion Military Institute in Alabama before attending Florida State University. He was a life-long supporter of his Seminoles. He became a brother of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and participated on the Florida State Wrestling Team. As a wrestler he was the State of Florida champion and participated in the A.A.U. Olympic Trials where he championed at the State level.After Mike graduated from FSU in 1966, he went on to become an Eastern Airlines Pilot and retired as Captain in 1987. While flying for Eastern, Mike was actively involved and successful in the commercial real estate business in the Miami area. After his retirement, he returned to Ft. Myers and opened Strayhorn Realty Corporation, where he was again successful in the commercial real estate and real estate investment business. Mike was a veteran and a member of the Masonic Lodge.Mike is known as a kind and generous man who enjoyed scuba diving and competing in (and winning) many triathlons and scuba diving. He supported many charities, especially those associated with his Christian faith, children and the poor. Most of all, Mike cherished his friends and family. To know Mike was to love him, and so many will miss him terribly. Mike is survived by his mother, Lorraine Strayhorn Miller of Fort Myers, and his sons, Joseph Matt Montgomery (Karen) and grandchildren April and Mark, of Katy, Texas and Edward Mark Montgomery (Vivian) of Lake Mary, Florida, and his many aunts and cousins. Mike's father, Orville T. Strayhorn Sr. and his brother Orville T. Strayhorn, Jr. pre-deceased him.A memorial service will be held Monday, April 20 at First United Methodist Church, 2466 First St., Fort Myers. Visitation is at 12:00 and services begin at 1:00 with a reception following. Private graveside services will follow. The family requests memorial donations be made to either Florida United Methodist Children's Home (www.funch.org) or First United Methodist Church. Fort Myers. Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Home, 3864 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916

Fort Myers News-Press Nov 9, 1982 Norwood Redwine Strayhorn, 70 of Fort Myers died Monday. A native of Labelle, FL, he has been a lifelong resident of Fort Myers. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge #56 F. & A.M. and the Scottish Rite.He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marietta F. Strayhorn of Fort Myers;two sons, Guy R. Strayhorn and E. Bruce Strayhorn, both of Fort Myers; one daughter, Marilee Lindner of Wheaton, IL; one nephew, Michael M. Strayhorn of Atlanta, GA and four grandchildren, Deborah Lindner Stoep, David Lindner, April Strayhorn and Steven R Strayhorn.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning a 11am from the First Methodist Church with Rev. Donald F. Padgett and Rev. William B. Petherick officiating.Active pallbearers will be M. T. Randell, Travis Gresham, Albert Miller, Edward Hansen, William Mellor and Lloyd G. Hendry.Honorary pallbearers will be the Lee County Bar Association Flanders Thompson, Harry Tritel, Walter O. Sheppard, Arthur Kelley, Joseph Kelley, Allen Ellis, Clyde DeLacey and Wilson Ward. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Heart Association or to their favorite charity.The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7-9pm in the Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd.FMHS 1929

Fort Myers News-Press, 29 Sep 2006 -- Marietta Flood Strayhorn age 89 of Fort Myers passed away September 27, 2006. She was the daughter of Irish immigrant, Joseph George Flood, and his wife, Amanda Ezell Wilson of Fort Meade, who was a descendent of a very old Polk County family whose predecessors served in Florida's Calvary, Confederate States of America, in the regiment of Captain Francis Ashbury Hendry in the War of Northern Aggression. Joseph George Flood immigrated from Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland on February 22, 1886, arriving in Fort Meade, Florida in March of that year as a passenger on the first train into Fort Meade. Divorced and later widowed at a very young age, she began her professional career while still in her early twenties when she became secretary for Florida State Representative Guy M. Strayhorn. During World War II, she served as secretary to the Lee County Draft Board. In 1947, she returned to work for the Florida Legislature as secretary to the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Norwood R. Strayhorn, who also served as chairman of the House UnAmerican Activities Committee. As secretary for the Committee, she was responsible for scheduling the Committee's work and the numerous witnesses for the House UnAmerican Activities Committee. She married Norwood R. Strayhorn in 1951. For the next forty years, she served the Southwest Florida community in a variety of capacities including member of the City of Palms Chapter of Save the Palms; Poinciana Garden Club; Fort Myers Women's Community Club; American Lung Association; American Heart Association; March of Dimes; Lee County Democratic Women's Club (serving that organization as president on several occasions); Fort Myers Democratic Woman's Club; City of Fort Myers Signage Committee; member of First Baptist Church; and member of First United Methodist Church. She was Southwest Florida coordinator for the gubernatorial campaigns of Farris Bryant and Hayden Burns. She was predeceased by her husband Norwood R. Strayhorn; sister, Juanita Bradford and brothers, Joseph Seidel Flood and Henry Quinten Flood. She is survived by son, Edwin Bruce Strayhorn; granddaughter, Megan Whitney Strayhorn; son, Guy Russell Strayhorn (Donna); grandson, Steven Russell Strayhorn; granddaughter, April Pringle (Richard); daughter, Marilee Strayhorn Lindner (Tom); and grandchildren, Debbie Stoep (Paul); grandson, David Lindner (Susie); sister, Helen Eleanor Knight, brother, Edward Charles Flood; and numerous Great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Marietta passed on to a better world in the arms of her son, Bruce. She leaves behind a loving family, a multitude of friends, and a world of people better off for her having been in their world. A product of Irish immigrants and long-time Florida settlers, her life reflected an intense dedication to God, her family, Southwest Florida, and the downtrodden of the community. As Shakespeare wrote: "Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee calls back the lovely April of her prime." Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, October 1st at Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Boulevard, with a memorial service at 5:00 PM officiated by Father Stephen McNamara. Private internment at Fort Myers Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, please hug and kiss your parents. If they are not around, send up a prayer in honor of your parents.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, May 1, 1961 Mrs. Stella A. Strayhorn, 74, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 46 years, died Sunday morning. Surviving is her husband, Guy M. Strayhorn; two sons, Norwood R. and Orville T. Strayhorn, all of Fort Myers; two brothers, . H. Redwine of Sandy Hook, Ky. and J. T. Redwine of Louisvile, Ky.; granddaughter, Mary Lee Linder, grandsons, Guy R. Strayhorn, Bruce Strayhorn, Michael Strayhorn; great-grandsons Matt Strayhorn and Mark Strayhorn; great-granddaughter, Deborah Sue Linder. Mrs. Strayhorn was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. J. W. Swanson officiating, assisted by Rev. S. G. Ferrell. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.
   Fort Myers News-Press, February 27-29, 2012 - Orville E. "Pete" Streater, passed away February 26, 2012. He  was born October 25, 1920 in Wewoka, Okla., the youngest of nine children born to Emma and Richard Streater. After his formal education, Pete volunteered to serve his country and was involved is World War II, Korea and Vietnam. During a tour in Italy, he met and married Osvalda, his wife of over 40 years. Both loved the Lord, and were long time members of McGregor Baptist Church. Pete was active in various church ministries and also in The Gideon International ministry. After his wife's passing,Pete spent his final years at Shellpoint Retirement Community. He will live in our heart forever and was a loving husband, wonderful dad, granddad and great granddad! Pete is survived by Mark and Debbie Streater of Fort Myers Fl. and Barbara and Cliff Sartin of Waco. Tx., four Grandchildren: Katie, Olivia, Matthew Streater and Robert Kincannon. Three Great Grandchildren: Cooper, Jackson and Mattie Kincannon. Visitation will be Tues, Feb 28th at 1:00; Funeral 2:00; Entombment to follow. Lee Memorial Park 12777 State Road 82. In lieu of flowers the family request that any love offerings or donations be made to Gideon International.

   Betty L. Streck, 83, Cape Coral, passed away June 29, 2011. She was the loving wife of the late Gordon Streck. She is also preceded in death by daughter, Susan April Streck and grandson Bryan Green. She will be deeply missed by daughters,; Sharon (Stephen) Green, Donna Streck, and Ellie Streck, grand children; Alanna and Nathan Green, sister; Shirley Meier, nieces , nephews relatives and friends. Funeral Service 11:00 AM Wednesday July 6, 2011 at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33991. Interment Coral Ridge Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorial in Betty's name may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or Meals On Wheels, 2439 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in Betty's life and leave online thoughts and memories for her family. Arrangements under the direction of Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL. 

   Fort Myers News-Press, April 29, 1999 - Gordon W. (Gordy) Streck, 73, of Cape Coral, died Wednesday in Cape Coral Hospital. He was born in Buffalo, NY and moved here in 1965 from Cheektowaga, NY. Mr. Streck was a member of the Cape Coral First United Methodist Church; was a charter member of the Cape Coral Masonic Lodge # 367 and was a 32nd Degree Master Mason of the Scottish Rite, Fort Myers. He is survived by his wife, Betty of Cape Coral; daughters: Sharon (Stephen) Green of Cheyenne, WY, Donna Streck of Boca Raton, FL and Ellie Streck of Jacksonville, FL and grandchildren; Nathan and Alanna Green. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan-April Streck and grandson, Bryan Green. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 30, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Coral Ridge Funeral Home with The Rev. Wil Dachler, officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Friendship Center of Fort Myers, 3600 Evans Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901. CORAL RIDGE FUNERAL HOME 283-0540

    The News-Press, December 12, 2008 - Ralph Streeter - SUNRISE OCT. 5, 1912 - SUNSET DEC. 4, 2008 -  Ralph was born on October 5, 1912 to Sam Streeter and Willie Morris in Eufaula, Alabama. He served in World War II in 1943. The viewing will be at Barrett Funeral Home, Friday, December 12, at 5:30 - 7:30 PM and the funeral will be held at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home, Saturday, Dec. 13th at 12 PM followed by burial at Lee Memorial Park, Lehigh Acres, FL. 

Caloosa Belle, July 3, 2008- Staff Sergeant Christopher Strickland, age 25, of LaBelle died in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Freedom.Christopher was born July 7, 1982, in Jacksonville, the son of Michael and Beth Church. He moved to LaBelle with his family in June of 1990. He graduated from LaBelle High School in 2000. He did his basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina, and was based with the 1st Marine Logistics Group, Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Pendleton, California. He was a member of the Moose Lodge 2398 of LaBelle. He married Carrie Richter on March 27, 2004. She survives. He loved to travel in his spare time. Also surviving include his mother; Beth Church of LaBelle, son; Michael Paul Strickland, sisters; Brianna Gibson and Kelly Songwinds. Memorial service will be held Saturday, July 6, 2008, in First Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with Pastor Frank Deerey, Jr. celebrating. Burial with Military Rites will be in Arlington National Cemetery on July 11, 2008.

  FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, January 9, 1966-- Mrs. Cleo M. Strickland, 66, of 2328 Unity St., died Friday night. She is survived by her husband, DeWitt Strickland; sisters, Mrs. W. E. Lavoie, Mrs. R. C. Williams, Fort Myers, Mrs. Pat Patterson, Miami; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Outlaw, Fort Myers. Funeral service will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. E. S. Anderson officiating. Pallbearers will be Ernest Lavoie, Gary Lavoie, Ernest Roberge, E. E. Edenfield, Dawson McDaniel and Bard H. Williams. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 19, 1963--The Rev. Daniel W. Strickland, retired Congregational minister who was pastor of the Community Congregational Church in Edison Park from 1950 to 1957, died yesterday in Lee Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Saturday. He was 72. Rev. and Mrs. Strickland had returned to Fort Myers for the winter just last week from their summer home in Vermont. They were living with their daughter, Mrs. Wilmer White and Mr. White at 1028 Polk St. Rev. Strickland, a native of Haverstreaw, Vt., had a distinguished record in World War I in which he served as a captain and was a prisoner of the Germans for six months after being wounded. He was decorated with the Croix de Guerre by Gen John J. Pershing personally and also received two citations of the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart. He also had served on the Mexican border in 1916. After the war he wrote 'Connecticut Fights' the story of the 102nd Regiment. At the time of his death he was national chaplain of the Yankee Division Veterans Association. He also had been chaplain of the Rabe O. Wilkison American Legion post here and a member of the Legion post in Waitsfield, Ft. He was a graduate of the Yale Divinity School and received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Northland College at Ashland, Vt. He served as a Connecticut state senator in 1927-28 and was pastor of churches in Connecticut and Vermont before coming to Fort Myers from Moretown, Vt., in 1950. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Olive M. Strickland; three daughters, Mrs. White, Mrs. Robert Fulton of Schenectady, N. Y., and Mrs. Barry Binz of Sarasota; three brothers, Silas Strickland of Detroit, Thomas Strickland of Moline, Ill., and Royce Strickland of New Haven, Conn.; three sisters, Mrs. Emil Strauss of Springfield, Mass., Mrs. Omar Shelton of New Haven and Mrs. William Hertz of Stratford, Conn.; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral arrangments will be announced by the Harvey Funeral Home.
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze, June 3, 2010 - Dennie Otto Strickland, 70, of North Fort Myers, Fla., beloved husband, father and grandfather went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 1, 2010. He was born Dec. 29, 1939 in Crawfordville, Fla. to Dennis and Emma Jo Strickland, now deceased. On May 31, 1959 he married Carolyn (Helton) Strickland at the Riverside Baptist Church. He served the North Fort Myers community for 33 years in the Otto Strickland Real Estate. He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 51 years Carolyn Strickland; three children; Lisa (Doug) Strader, Steve Strickland and Lenny Parrella, Jill (Jon) Zbonack; four grandchildren; Matthew (Isabel) Strader, Lindsey (Collin) Grotbeck, Cody Kimmel, Madeline Kimmel; three great grandchildren, Audrey, Jackson and Micah Strader; brothers and sisters, Ethel Lee "Dixie" (James) Williams, Nancy (Herschel) Barfield, Ricky (Connie) Strickland; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday (today) at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, with burial following at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coralridgefuneralhome.com  to leave condolences, thoughts and memories for his family. Contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

      Fort Myers News-Press, June 21, 2013 - Long-time Fort Myers resident Geraldine (Humphries) Strickland, 94, passed away June 11.Her family moved to Bonita Springs in the early 1920s. She graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1937. She was the widow of Roscoe Strickland, who was a life-long resident of Fort Myers. Together they raised three daughters on Earl Road in Fort Myers. Geraldine is survived by her sister Louise Reagan of Cairo, GA and Betty Ganious of Thomasville, GA; daughters Donna Armstrong of Thomasville, GA, Linda Doucette of Gainesville, FL and Iris Riddle of Fort Myers; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Remembrance of her life will be held at Cypress Lake Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Sunday, June 23 at 2 pm with friends and family.
    Caloosa Belle, April 8, 2009 - John Wesley Strickland, of LaBelle, passed away April 5, 2009, in LaBelle. He was 66. He was born Aug. 18, 1942, in Tampa, to the late Colen Wesley Strickland and Bernice (Parker) Strickland. Survivors include his daughters, Jackie Strickland, Shawn Johnson (Skeeter), Brenda Leitner (Lacey); siblings, James Strickland, Becky Strickland, Mildred Strickland, Bud Strickland, Julian Strickland, Tom Strickland, Helen Strickland; mother, Bernice Strickland; grandchildren, Cody Johnson, Justin Landrum, Miranda Landrum; great-grandchildren, Cole and Anden. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia R. Strickland; granddaughter, Kayla Johnson; siblings, Gary Strickland, Red Strickland, and Pauline Strickland. A graveside funeral service was held Tuesday, April 7, 2009, in Fort Denaud Cemetery where Pastor L.W. Howard officiated. Interment followed in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
    Caloosa Belle, December 2, 2004 - Julia F. Rimes Strickland, age 58, of LaBelle, passed away November 26,2004 in LaBelle. She was born February 5, 1940 in Clewiston, Florida to Delmar H. Rimes and Gladys Faye Williams Rimes. She was a lifelong resident of the area.Survivors include her husband: John, daughters: Jackie Strickland of LaBelle, Shawn Johnson of LaBelle and Brenda Leitner of Sebring, father: Delmar H. Rimesof LaBelle, sisters: Hilda Malin or LaBelle, Bonnie Starr of Georgia, Lisa Rimes of LaBelle and Frankie Rimes of LaBelle, grandchildren: Cody Johnson, Justin Landrum, Miranda Landrum and Kayla Johnson.A graveside funeral service was held Monday, November 29, 2004. 3 p.m. at the Ortona Cemetery with Pastor L.W. Howard officiating.Arrangements by: Akin -Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.

Fort Myers News-Press Mark A. Strickland, 18-months old son of Mr.and Mrs. Jack Strickland Jr. of 4946 Gary Drive, died Wednesday morning. Survivors in addition to parents are one brother, Richard Todd Strickland; a sister, Kelly Ann Strickland, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace B. Lowery and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Strickland, Sr. of Ft. Myers. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home.

Fort Myers News-Press, Sat., September 1, 1956 - Norwood (Donnie) Strickland Jr., 38-year-old member of the local police force, died suddenly this afternoon (August 31) of natural causes in North Naples. He had been a policeman for three years after coming here from Bonita Springs. The native of Bainbridge, Ga., attended Fort Myers High School and was a star halfback on football teams there in the late 1930's. He had played some softball in Naples and was considered an excellent player. Strickland was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the local lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Florida Peace Officers Assn. Surviving are his wife, Ruby, daughter, Mary Katherine and son, Donnie, all of Naples; mother, Mrs. Barbara Strickland of Bonita Springs; two brothers, Vance of Bonita Springs and Roscoe of Ft. Myers; three sisters, Mrs. N. K. Andrews of Tallahassee, Mrs. Henry J. Kinard of Greenwood, S. C., and Mrs. Frank Liles of Bonita Springs. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Richard A. Pittman Funeral Home of Naples.*** Sunday, Sept 2, 1956 Funeral services for Donnie Strickland Jr., Naples, policeman who died Friday of a heart attack, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Pittman Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. B. C. Collins, pastor of Bonita Springs Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Crestlawn memorial Gardens Cemetery in Naples with Pittmans in Charge. Active pallbearers will be Herbert Henning, George Galloway, W. L. McSwain, Nick Kelly, Bob Alexander and Pershing Hogue. The Naples police force will be honorary pallbearers. Note: Crestlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery was renamed Naples Memorial Gardens Cemetery. FMHS 1940
    Brister Funeral Home, Imokalee, FL - Vernell Strickland 80 years young, of Immokalee Florida, known to all as "Blue" was called to Heaven December 30, 2013 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Strickland was born in Tattnall County, Georgia on November 13, 1933.   She married her beloved husband Willie H. Strickland known to all as "Strick"  February 1, 1953 in Waycross, Georgia and were married for almost 61 years. Blue worked with Strick owning and operating two gas stations, the last one was Strick's Shell Gas Station in Immokalee for many years before retiring.  She was a long standing member of First United Methodist Church and enjoyed going fishing with Strick. Blue will be remembered for many great things, including her wounderful laugh, her outpouring of comfort and ease.  Everyone always loved being around her, even if only for a short time, as she came into a room and the room became brighter.  Blue's famous green eyes would light-up when she talked about her husband, children and grandchilred as Blue loved best being with - or even just talking about them. She was  very special and beautiful and will be missed greatly.  Her loving smile and ability to leave permanent footprints in the hearts of the people she loved will never be forgotten. "But those who wait on the Lord will fly high on wings like eagles.  They will run and not grow weary.  They will walk and not faint."Blue is survived by her loving husband Willie H. Strickland "Strick", daughter Paula House (Ken), son W.H. Strickland (Dora) and (5) grandchildren; Jason House (Nicole), Justin Strickland (Holly), Gabby Strickland, Sebastian Strickland and Rebekah Strickland.Visitation and the Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 2, 2014 at First United Methodist Church.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 am with the service starting at 11:00 am with Pastor Thom Street and Pastor Peggy Benson officiating.  Burial will follow at the Baptist Cemetery, Immokalee, Florida. 
   Fort Myers News-Press, April 13, 2012 - Voncile (Singletary) Strickland, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012. She was predeased by her parents, William F. Singletary and Amy Griffin, sister, Madge Manderson, brothers Buford Singletary and William F. Singletary, Jr. and the father of her children, Lorenzo Strickland. She was a Florida native born in Holmes County on March 11, 1924 and moved to Ft.Myers in 1926 at the age of two. Voncile was a very respected and successful business woman who was well known throughout the community. She attended J. Colin English Elementary and Ft. Myers High School, with the class of '42. She enjoyed attending Pioneer Club and looked forward to the opportunity to catch up with many of her dear friends each year.  After her retirement, she enjoyed her home in Boone, N.C. and traveling with her sister, Madge. At home, Mom enjoyed working in her rose garden. Her favorite being the "Tiffany" for it's wonderful fragrance. She also enjoyed basket weaving and ceramics and made a "mean" apple cake. The grandchildren, especially, looked forward to "Granny's cakes" at each family get-together. She was a dedicated and loving Mother, survived by her children, Wilton L. Strickland (Judy), Carolyn S. Kluttz and Martin W. Strickland. Grandchildren, Jason M. Strickland (Jill), Melissa Reynolds (Gary), Amy Quattlebaum (Guy), Stephanie Elkins and Wilton H. Strickland and ten great grandchildren. She was our Matriarch and we are going to be lost without her generous outpouring of love and support. How blessed we were to have had her. Our family wishes to thank Sherrie, Karen, Brandon, Michelle and Cindy at HealthPark Care Facility, Patsy, Michelle, Marie and Jennifer at Page Rehab and Care Facility. We are also grateful to Adam, Jan, and Francie as well as Marge, Karen and Dr. Hicks at Shell Pointe Hospice for their kindness and compassion. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Ft .Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 1589 Colonial Blvd, Ft.Myers, FL. 33907. (239) 936-0555. Entombment will be private.

Fort Myers News-Press, Jul 29 2001 Willie Mae Strickland was born on November 10, 1912 in what is now the community of Felda of pioneer parents, Will and Matilda Curry. She attended schools in Lee County and lived her entire life in Lee and Collier Counties. She passed away peacefully on July 25, 2001 at her home in Naples. Mae was a member of the Miracle Harbor Tabernacle Church, Dwight Bevins pastor. She leaves one sister, Gloria Fleischer of Prescott Valley, Arizona; and one daughter, Helen Daniels of Naples. Grandchildren include Rebecca Daniels, Capt. Joey Daniels, Danny (Amy) Daniels, Teresa Thorpe and David McCormick. Two great-grandchildren, Stevie Thorpe and Dalton Daniels and one son-in-law, Harvey D. McCormick. Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius Strickland and a daughter, Sandra G. McCormick. Mae was a proud retiree of United Telephone Company, now Sprint, and gave 31 years of devoted service before retirement. Anderson Funeral Home in Ft. Myers. Services will be conducted by Rev. Dwight Bevins. Burial will follow at Ft. Myers Cemetery.

FORT MYERS TROPICAL NEWS, Jan. 25, 1931--William J. Striebel, familiarly known as "Uncle Billy", who has been gardener and caretaker at the Royal Palm hotel for the past 14 years, died at 6:40 pm last night in the Lee Memorial hospital at the age of 72. Mr. Striebel had been seriously ill of grippe and pneumonia for the last two weeks and his death was not unexpected. He was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., but did not come to Florida until late in life...A simple funeral service will be performed at 4 this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel. Dr. William Graham Kennedy of the First Presbyterian church will have charge of the ceremony. The body will be held in the Powell mortuary awaiting burial instructions from his relatives. Mr. Striebel is survived by a sister and eight children, all living in Michigan.

     Fort Myers News-Press, November 18, 2012 - Leslie Drews Stroebel, known as Professor Stroebel to some and "Dimples" to his family, passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on November 14, 2012. Born on March 11, 1920, he went from seeing the President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, waving to him on horseback at age 7, to embracing the digital age and using his computer to write books, stay in e-mail contact and Skype across the country with his two great-grandchildren. He had a long and wonderful life, witnessing change and advancements. His family can truly think of it "not as a death but a completion." He was the proud father of three daughters, Ellen, Becky, and Lori, and a feminist who signed and passed along every petition promoting and protecting women's rights. In his later years, he and his ex-wife, Joan, became best friends again, much to the delight of their daughters. He was Grampa Dimples to his 6 grandkids and, ever the teacher, would sometimes return their e-mails to him with the spelling corrected. Captain Stroebel was a veteran of World War II - a "Geodet" in the Air Force Photo Cadet program sent to map points in such diverse locations as Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Libya and Kenya, with exciting stories to tell about each. A well-liked and respected Professor Emeritus of Photography who taught countless students during his 44 years at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Dr. Stroebel wrote and co-authored photography reference books and texts used to teach generations of photographers. As one former student put it, "An icon of large format photography, he had a large format heart." He was a Bridge and Scrabble player who was hard to beat. He only reluctantly left his Antlers Drive home of over 50 years in Brighton when assisted living became a necessity. After moving to Florida for his final few months to be nearer to family, he dearly missed his beloved caregiver in Rochester, Ann Marie Cullen.An Obama supporter who missed voting 4 years ago when he ended up in the hospital on election day with a broken leg, he made up for it with the election this month, voting in Florida. We are so blessed that he wrote his Memoirs, complete with photographs, self-deprecating and funny stories, and full of genealogy information - a treasure to pass along to his descendents. He will also be remembered for his ever-present and (according to him) "medically necessary" yellow hat covering his bald head.Leslie is survived by his ex-wife, Joan (Champion Romig) Temple, daughters Ellen (Tim) Stone, and Becky Stroebel, all of Fort Myers, FL, and Lori Stroebel of Hailey, ID. He is also survived by his grandchildren Lauren and Ethan Knott of Fort Myers, FL; Zeban (Amy) Stroebel-Haft, Ketchum, ID; Ezzie Stroebel-Haft, Portland, OR; Keze Stroebel-Haft, San Francisco, CA; and Zoe Stroebel-Haft, New York, NY, as well as great-grandchildren, Kyzer and Atticas Stroebel-Haft, Ketchum, ID. He is survived by his 95-year-old sister, Mildred McShane, Vernon Hills, IL, and nephews, Michael, James (Kelly) and Charles Patrick (Claudette) McShane. He is predeceased by his parents, Mark and Elta (Drews) Stroebel from Mapleton, MN, Les' birthplace. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of your choice or to the RIT Hollis Todd Scholarship Fund, https://www.rit.edu/development/giving/telefundgiving.php in his honor.

Fort Myers News-Press, 2004-12-20-- Mrs. Sharon Norman Stroud, age 44 of Dacula passed away Saturday December 18, 2004. Mrs. Stroud is survived by her loving husband Richard Stroud, Dacula, daughters, Brooke and Victoria Stroud, Dacula, parents, "Bud" and Norma Jean Norman, Sylva, NC and brothers Joseph Norman, Okeechobee, FL and Eddie Norman of Cocoa, FL. In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to be made to The American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane Suite 603, New York, NY 10038 or The American Diabetes Association, PO Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131. Memorial services for Mrs. Stroud will be held Tuesday December 21, 2004 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of R.T. Patterson Funeral Home, 5275 N. Buford Highway, Norcross, GA 30071. (770) 448-2441.

Fort Myers News-Press , 12 Nov 2006 -- Claude L. Stroup, 85, of N. Fort Myers died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006 under the care of Hope Hospice. A native of Fort Myers, he was the grandson of Larkin Moses Stroup, one of Fort Myers early settlers. He was involved in Freight Transportation for 64 years, retiring from Beachcomber International in April of 2005. Claude was the Past Treasurer of the Fort Myers Power Squadron. He was a veteran of WWII who served as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army, he was also a member of the N. Fort Myers First Baptist Church. Mr. Stroup was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Delores S. Stroup. He is survived by a daughter, Naida (Jim) Stebbins of N. Fort Myers; a son, C. Lee (Virginia) Stroup of Fort Myers; 3 granddaughters, Lisa (Frank) Burns of N. Fort Myers, Debbie (Lee) Atherton of Windermere, FL and Paula (Randy) Morton of Palmetto, FL; 4 great-grandchildren, Justin King, Jason King, Kyle Atherton and Cyndi Morton, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 14, 2006 from 6-8 PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2006 in the N. Fort Myers First Baptist Church in N. Fort Myers. Interment will be held in Fort Myers Cemetery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Sep 12 2003 - Delores Sadler Stroup, 82, of N. Ft. Myers died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003 under the care of Hope Hospice. A native of Ft. Myers, she was very proud to be a member of the John Powell Family, pioneers to N. Ft. Myers. Mrs. Stroup was a member of N. Ft. Myers First Baptist Church and was the church W.M.U. director for many years. She was also a past commander of the C-Bells (Ft. Myers Power Squardon Auxiliary). Mrs. Stroup is survived by her husband of sixty-two years Claude L. Stroup, a daughter Na Delores Cornelia Sadler, daughter of Samuel Jackson Sadler and Stella Lenore Powell, married Claude Lee Stroup, 14 May 1941 in Lee Co., FL. Claude Lee Stroup was son of Claude Lee Stroup, Sr. and Ethel Scholten, grandson of Larkin Moses Stroup and Claudia Baxter. Samuel Jackson Sadler was son of Andrew Jackson Sadler and Cornelia Fanita Whidden (daughter of Elias Whidden and Lorinda Corbitt). Stella Lenoer powell was daughter of John Homer Powell and Florrie Lee Jackson Loy.  John Homer Powell was son of John M. Powell (1829-1901) and Penelope Q. Bellamy.  John M. and Penelope Powell are both buried in New Prospect Cemetery.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Feb. 3, 1938--Amos Strout, 72-year-old boarding stable proprietor from Middleton, Mass., who friends said won enough money two years ago on an Irish sweepstakes ticket to permit him to winter in Florida, died yesterday at Lee Memorial hospital after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Strout had been at Naples until three weeks ago with his sister, Mrs. Jennie London. Besides Mrs. London he is survived by two other sisters, Mrs. Grace Walkup of Salem, Mass., and Mrs. Alfred Taylor of Mechanic Falls, Me. The body will be shipped today by the Spooner & Engelhardt funeral home to Mechanic Falls for services and interment.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, June 17, 1936--Mrs. Maude Middleton Stubbs, 74 years old, died yesterday morning at the home of her son, State Attorney Roy D. Stubbs, at 1115 Florida avenue. She had made her home in Fort Myers with Mr. and Mrs. Stubbs for the past 10 years coming here from Georgia. Her husband, the late Robert Davis Stubbs, died here in 1933. Funeral services will be held at 5 o'clock this afternoon at the Lawrence A. Powell chapel with the Rev. Carlock Hawk officiating. The active pallbearers are Walter Walters, Judge David Elmer Ward, J. H. Ragsdale, V. G. Howard, T. G. Dennis and Judge George W. Whitehurst; honorary pallbearers E. Dixie Beggs, J. A. Franklin, William J. Wood, Ed Ley, A. N. Odom, Harrell Kuester, W. L. Draughon and Pete Wells.

Fort Myers News-Press, August 15, 2007--Ellen Stucky, born in Fort Myers in 1921, died Friday in her Dean Park home where she had resided for 82 years. Ellen was the only child of Nell Evans and Harry C. Stucky, who co-founded Robb & Stucky Furniture in Fort Myers in 1915 and also the niece of Alta Lewis Evans who owned and operated Evans and Park Ladies Apparel in downtown Fort Myers. She graduated Fort Myers High School in 1939 and attended Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC, graduating in 1943. Ellen retired from the Lee County School District in 1978 after teaching 7th grade geography for 35 years at Fort Myers Middle School and Dunbar Middle School. She is fondly remembered by many former students and friends for her wit and eccentricities.Ellen's survivors include cousins John Evans, Fort Myers; Ted and Kim Evans, Arcadia; Jeff and Rhonda Evans, Cashiers, NC; Jerry and Pam Evans, Sopchoppy, FL; Harry and Cathy Evans, Dallas, TX; Elizabe th Alderman, Ft. Myers, and lifelong friends; Joan Jackson, Pam Houck, and Sara Jackson.Ellen loved her dogs, the North Carolina Mountains, and The Young and The Restless. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.A memorial service will be held at Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, 2635 Cleveland Ave., 11 AM Saturday August 18, 2007. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 will be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home & Crematory.

   Boca Beacon, June 24, 2011 - Many islanders are mourning the loss of a true Boca Grande icon, Joe “Wildman Joe” Sturgess, who passed away in his home on Sunday, June 12. He was 63 years old and had spent half of those years on the island. ‘An interesting man with an interesting past,’ is how many described Joe. He was known as a fisherman, an avid bicycler, a scholar and a lover of all things outdoors, especially in Boca Grande. Two words, though, seem to resonate over and over amongst the people he loved: Tuned in. “He felt in tune with the land,” said his friend, J.T. Turner. “From the minute I set foot in Boca Grande 25 years ago, we found we had a lot in common and became instant friends. He was a simple man, and he led a really cool life. He liked to be out in his canoe in the backwater with all the bugs and the hot sun, and he was really well-read. He bicycled all over central Florida from Boca Grande to Winterhaven, to Arcadia, without even thinking about it. He’d go 100 miles any time, any temperature. He was in his 60s when he left us, but he had the body of 30-year-old.“From my heart, I feel sorry for people that didn’t get to know him. He was a special, genuine person and he will be sorely missed, by me and everybody else in Boca Grande who knew him.”Jill Chatham was also a friend of Joe’s, and remembered fondly how he always stood out in the crowd.“I will always think of him sitting on the dock at Whidden’s, seeing him get off charters and clean the fish while barefoot in board shorts. All the other guys were in khakis, but Joe was always barefoot in board shorts. I loved that. I loved his accent, to me it was like California surfer meets southern gentleman meets world traveler.”Jill said whenever her father would come into town from his home in North Carolina, he would head straight to Whidden’s and talk to Joe.“Dad called him WMJ, and would always ask how he was when we talked on the phone,”  Jill said. “That was his favorite thing to do, to sit there and talk to Joe. I can’t think of anyone that had a negative thing to say about him, or him being mad or upset. He was always, ‘Hey, how’s it goin’?’ He was just so Boca Grande to me.”Joe’s family started coming to Boca Grande from their home in central Florida when he was just a child. He grew up snorkeling and canoeing local waters since he was a young boy. Once he found Whidden’s Marina, he found home and lived there for almost 30 years. He eventually moved just off-island into a home that was off in some of the little woods that are left in this part of Florida.“He’s been like a brother to me for my whole life,” said Melissa Joiner Steyer, whose family owns Whidden’s. “He was just a great guy. He was my son Wyatt’s fishing buddy, they always caught blue crabs together. That was Wyatt’s very favorite thing.”Melissa’s mother, Isabelle Joiner, was left speechless by Joe’s passing, and at the hole left in the heart of the marina.“He was just one of my boys … it’s really hard,” she said.Joe’s memorial service will be held this Sunday, June 26 at 1 p.m. at the Crowninshield House. All donations in Joe’s name can be directed to The Island School PTO or the Boca Grande Child Care Center.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Aug 5, 2005 Funeral services for Charlie Sturgis, 53, will be conducted on Saturday at 11:00 AM, at St. John First Baptist Church with Pastor R.L. Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Myers Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 this evening at the Church. Arrangements entrusted to Carlos Jones Funeral Home, Sarasota, FL. FMHS 1970

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, January 12, 1966-- Charles G. Styles, 73, of 3704 Lora St., died early Tuesday morning. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Rogers of Fort Myers and Mrs. Lorena Keen and a brother Edell Styles of Alva. The funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Alva Cemetery with Rev. James Daniels officiating. Pallbearers will be Harvey Mottaz, Ivan McCannon, Coleman Minor, Kansas Lamb, Claud Lippincott and Kenneth Daniels. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tampa Tribune Sep 23, 2010 Vivian Ba Bateman Styles born in Fort Myers, Florida, January 23, 1924 graduated peacefully this life September 20, 2010, to join her daughter, Marie Wagner and her husband Roger Styles. Ba spent her life loving and working hard for her family. She had hope for the best in us all, and an innate ability to see people for who they were to become. She was sassy, strong willed, and fought aging, and severe illness, to valiantly remain for those she loved, and had hopes for. She had an amazing sense of humor and always enjoyed a good laugh. She leaves a legacy of strength, love, and hope to her family: brother, Mark Bateman(Pat); sisters, Olive Kapinos(Lewis), and Gene Perry; Her loving companion of 38 years, and life long friend, James W. Flynn, their devoted daughter Jennifer Flynn Tucker(Roy), their children Royston James Tucker, Jenna Royce Tucker, who cared amazingly for their grandma with so much love and maturity; Loving Grandsons, Kip Wagner and his daughter Marissa Wagner; Timothy Wagner and his daughter Holly Wagner; Paul Ricky Wagner (June Ross), and their daughter Jessica Wagner, sons Josh Ross and Paul Wagner; her loving "Flynn Children", Charlotte Rae Nicely, Kay Chandler, Janet Lee, and Max Flynn, and last but not least, her very dearest, beloved, and best friend, Margaret Green. Ba, we are blessed to have been loved by you, better because of you, and we will miss you - Your Loving Family.Memorial Services will be held Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm, at the Alva Cemetery, "under the old oak tree". Reverend and friend James Daniels presiding.Arrangements in the care of Anderson - Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services.
   Fort Myers News-Press, May 14, 2013 - Lawrence H. Suchor, 74, of Fort Myers, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013. He was born November 19, 1938 in Detroit, MI. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Suchor was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (D'Allessandro) Suchor in 2010. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children: Laura J. Suchor and Craig L. Suchor, both of Lockport, IL and Gray S. Suchor of Sheldon, IL. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with private entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555. Friends will be received from 4- 8 PM Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
   Fort Myers News-Press, April 7, 2010 - Lifelong resident and Fort Myers native Patricia (D'Alessandro) Suchor passed away on Monday, April 5th after a brief illness. She was 66. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Peter and Julia Anella D'Alessandro, and her sister Marguerite D'Alessandro Monger. She is survived by her husband, Larry Suchor, her brothers, Joseph (Sydney) and Peter (Leslie) D'Alessandro of Fort Myers, her sister Julie D'Alessandro Woods (Thomas L.) of Baltimore, MD, her uncle, Albert Anella, of Albuquerque, NM, and a large loving family of nieces, nephews and cousins. Pat loved Fort Myers and spent her career dedicated to teaching deaf children. She developed the teaching curriculum for the Lee County School System for its deaf children. Pat was a very devoted wife to her husband of 15 years, Larry. Visitation on Thursday, April 8th, at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 5-7 PM. Service Friday, April 9th, at 11:00 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Clark School for the Deaf, 9857 St. Augustine Road, Suite 6, Jacksonville, FL 32257 and/or to the American Cancer Society.
    Fort Myers News-Press-18 Jul 2008- Franklin D. "Buddy" Suggs, age 71, of Palmdale, FL, passed away July 16, 2008 at his home in Palmdale after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 29, 1936 in Bradenton, son of the late Pinkey D. and the late Geneva (Davis) Suggs. He has worked for Bronson's Ranch, Kelley and Bowden Construction and most recently Rinker. Buddy enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to church and being with family and friends. He was a member of Venus Baptist Church and River Ranch Property Assoc. He was a former resident of Okeechobee. Survivors include his wife of fifty-two years: Joanne(Arnold) Suggs, two sons: Del (Cindy) Suggs, Bill (Beth) Suggs, both of Okeechobee, three daughters: Margie (Wesley) Poncier of Palmdale, Lisa (Mike) Lilley, Kandi (Anthony) Pascher, both of LaBelle, three sisters: Daisy Fallowfield, Shirley Miller, both of Bradenton, Maxine (Bill) Wells of St. Marks, FL, eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sat. July 19, 2008, 11:00 am at Venus Baptist Church, Venus with Rev. Jimmy Snell and Rev. Earl Cline officiating. Interment will follow in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 6, 2012 - Alyse Dolores (Leip) Suhm, 95 of Ft. Myers passed away May 1, 2012 at her home. She was born in Trenton, NJ to her parents Edgar A. and Nellie W. Leip on September 29, 1916. Alyse married her husband Ralph Suhm Sr. in 1943 and continued to travel until they settled to FL in 1973. They were residents of Matlacha for 17 years before their move to Fort Myers in 1990. She was a member of Ashlar Chap. 169 O.E.S. of Pennington, NJ, and an honorary member of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Trenton Assembly No.9., and a member of the Carriage Village Gingham Band. She was a very active roller skater, an avid ballroom dancer and enjoyed clogging and tap dancing.  Alyse is preceded in death by her husband and son Jay. She is survived by two sons Ralph Suhm Jr. and Wayne Suhm; daughter in law Mary F. Suhm; granddaughter Lisa Leonard; and 3 great grandchildren. A celebration of Alyse's life will take place at the Fuller Metz Funeral Home on Friday, May 11, 2012 beginning at 11 am. Inurnment will take place at Coral Ridge Cemetery at a later date. Please visit www.fullermetz.com to leave the family a condolence.
     Ft Myers News-Press, January 14, 2001 - Donald R. Sullivan, 71, of Ft. Myers, passed away quietly on January 11, 2001. He was a 50 year resident of Ft. Myers. He retired as a carpenter and from his A/C repair service. He was a caring father and friend to all. Surviving are his eldest children, Don Sullivan, Jr., Deborah "Missy" Campbell, Patricia "Patty" Bloomfield; and his younger sons, Danny, David and Stephen Davis. Also six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Friday, January 19, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, 12777 St., RD 82, Ft. Myers. In lieu of flowers, tributes may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 or Lee Memorial Foundation, 7th Floor, ICU Staff of Lee Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 2218, Ft. Myers, FL 33902. Lee Memorial Park 334-4880
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 27, 2011 - Donnell Robert Sullivan was born in Dearborn Michigan on June 16, 1930 and graduated to the Kingdom of Christ on November 25, 2011. Raised with loving parents, two brothers (Larry and Tommy) and a sister (Patty), Donnell excelled in music and mechanics. He built his first car, a hot rod, by hand and was known for drag racing all corners on Telegraph Road. His teen years were spent in the heyday of Dearborn's ascendance as the center of the Ford Motor Company's successful, world-wide reshaping of manufacturing and industry. He was a graduate of the Edison Institute overseen by Henry Ford and his wife, Clara and started the school's first big band orchestra. After receiving his diploma from Clara Ford he went to Albion College where he achieved his bachelor's degree and went on to become an engineer at the Ford Motor Company. Shortly thereafter he migrated into the boating and marine industry. His father was an engineer for Ford and the head of Special Vehicle Operations for that company so Donnell and his brother's grew up steeped in the grit and excitement of power plant mechanics. Donnell's dad was the chief engineer of the original design team for the 1932 mono-block V8 so discussion of the latest in power plant mechanics was standard dinner table conversation. Donnell found his first love, boats, while building a race boat, modeled on a popular Chris Craft at the time, with his brothers, and racing it officially and unofficially on the Detroit River in the late 40's and 50's. Boats and boating became a lifelong passion as he owned and operated numerous kinds of boats and yachts throughout his entire adult life. He met the love of his life, Marilyn, in 1955, and after their wedding in 1957 in Trenton Michigan, they cruised a wooden trawler through the great lakes, the Erie Canal, Hudson River and down the intra-coastal waterway to Miami. They lived on this vessel in Miami City Yacht Basin for two years. During this time Donnell sold marine engines for Dearborn Marine while Marilyn worked as a nurse at Mercy Hospital. Their love affair with each other was evenly matched with their love affair with water and boats. Their time living on Biscayne Bay was one of the finest of their lives despite the fact that Donnell lost a significant portion of his hearing after contracting Asian flu in 1957.  Turning to new, electronic hearing aids to compensate for his hearing loss Donnell decided to change careers and sell hearing aids and became a passionate advocate for their ability to help others in situations similar to his. He became a successful salesman, dealer and advanced steadily in the hearing aid industry until finally being promoted to National Sales Manager for Dahlberg Electronics.  Throughout his life Donnell was a patriotic American committed to the American dream and the hard work that he believed made attainment of that dream possible for anyone. He founded a company that owned and operated restaurants and mobile home parks in Ohio and Florida. After leaving Dahlberg in the 1970's he focused on these entrepreneurial ventures for the rest of his life. Along the way Donnell and Marilyn became dedicated Christians and committed countless hours to volunteering in causes that provided real help to real people in need. They were members for 25 years at the First Baptist Church of Leesburg where in their retirement they both volunteered at the church's Benevolent Center and Community Medical Care Center. Donnell also played the clarinet for 25 years in the church's orchestra. He was a lifetime member of the United States Power Squadron (power boating organization), the Coast Guard Auxiliary and boat clubs from Michigan to Florida. He has gone to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, mother, father and little brother, who all preceded him crossing the bar and into the presence of the Lord. He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn, sons Donnell and wife Dena; Brian and his wife Belinda; and grandchildren, Safa, Donelle, Katherine and Sara.  Marilyn Sullivan would like to especially thank all of her dear friends at the First Baptist Churches in Tavares and Leesburg, the Alzheimer's support group and the caring staff at Snug Harbor, Somerset in Tavares. She also wants to thank the dedicated care team at Cornerstone Hospice: Kelly, Linda, Lea, Christian, Kathleen, Jessie, Peter and Diane. The care provided by these organizations, for Donnell, during his long struggle with Alzheimers, Pancreatic cancer and Pneumonia was compassionate and exceptional. Marilyn would like to especially thank Beth, owner of Somerset, for doing everything possible to make Donnell and his family comfortable during his final days. Interment will take place at 1:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Arrangements have been entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations in Tavares, FL. Online condolences may be left at www.steversonhamlinhilbish.com.

Fort Myers News-Press, Mar 16 2005--Henry Sullivan, 88 of Ft. Myers passed away in peace surrounded by family and loved ones on Saturday, March 12, 2005. Henry was born in Byromville, Georgia on June 25, 1916 to Love and Lula Sullivan. He moved to Ft. Myers in 1940 where he worked for many years at Fohl Hardware (Bill Smith Appliances) then later he worked at Lee Vocational School where he retired as Building Supervisor. Henry leaves many warm and joyful memories to his wife; Naomi L. Sullivan, his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Funeral Service 10:00AM Saturday March 19th at St. John First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church also where family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Friday March 18th for a Memorial Service. Arrangements by Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery
    Fort Myers News-Press, November 30, 1945 - Orin D. Sullivan, owner of Sullivan's Store in the East End for the past 23 years, died last night at his home, 900 East First Street. He was 86 years old. Mr. Sullivan, born in Oneonta, N. Y., had been a resident of Lee county for 27 years. He was a member of the Masons and Oddfellows lodge. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Laura A. Sullivan and a daughter, Mrs. Mildred G. Redman, Hardisty, Alberta, Canada. Funeral arrangements, in charge of Spooner and Engelhardt, will be announced later.
     Fort Myers News-Press, July 9, 2013 - Matteo Summa, 109, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on July 7, 2013. He was born on May 5, 1904 in Ripacandida, Potenza Italy to Biagio and Colomba Summa. Mr. Summa moved to Cape Coral over 27 years ago from North Royalton, Ohio. He was a longtime Brick Mason and was a member of Brick Layers Local Union No. 5. Mr. Summa was a communicant of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Community. He is survived by his loving family including his four children, Claire Turchetta of Cape Coral, Angela Trunkett of Cape Coral, Mary Zagaria of Brunswick, OH, Geno Summa of Parma, OH; 17 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sister, Gianina Lanzilota of Italy. He is preceded in death by his wife, Antonia Summa in 1995. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday (today) at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Wednesday at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 SW 20th Ave., Cape Coral with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit  www.coraridgefuneralhome.com  to leave thoughts and memories for his family.
    Fort Myers News-Press, May 13, 1955 - Awildie Summerall, 76, a resident of LaBelle for the past 30 years, died here yesterday. She was born in Fort Myers Oct. 14, 1878. She was a member of the Church of God of LaBelle. Surviving are her husband Berry Summerall, LaBelle; sons, Edgar, Fort Myers, Raleigh, Clyde and James of LaBelle, a grandson, Clyde Jr., four daughters Mrs. Rozella Dees, Lake Placid, Mrs. Bessie Tillet, LaBelle, Mrs. Irene Howard, LaBelle and Mrs. Annabelle McDaniel, Fort Myers, 26 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Church of God at LaBelle with Rev. Ben Carter officiating. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home is in charge.
    Berry Summerall

Caloosa Belle -- May 19 2005 -- Doyle W. Summerall, age 61, of Felda, passed away May 15, 2005, in Clewiston. He was born January 23, 1944, in Wauchula to Clyde Summerall Sr. and Edith Marie Thompson Summerall. Survivors include his wife: Marjorie M. Summerall of Felda; children: Kathy Lofton of Okeechobee, Gene Rogers of London, Ky., James Rogers of Venus and Judd Summerall of Clewiston; brothers: Clyde Summerall Jr. of Arkansas and Royce Summerall of Mississippi; sisters: Marlene Grillo of Okeechobee and Joyce Boatwright of Palmdale; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.Visitation was May 18 at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803.
    Fort Myers News-Press July 5, 2009 - Edgar Summerall Jr., 71 of Lehigh Acres passed away on June 30, 2009. He is survived by his wife Dawn and son Jeff (Kathy) Summerall a daughter Tina (Denny) Morrow. Edgar leaves his grandchildren, Jessica Soto, Jered Morrow, and Sarah, Jeffery, Zachary, and Hannah Summerall. Edgar has two brothers Shorty (Pauline) and Herbert (Betty) a daughter Dorothy (Charlie) Bright. Funeral services will be held on Monday July 6th at 2:00 PM from Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, burial to follow visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until the time of service.Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907
    Fort Myers News-Press, September 5, 1934 - Mrs. Elizabeth Summerall, 80-year-old Ballard Road resident, died yesterday afternoon following a stroke suffered at her home on Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the graveside in the Fort Myers cemetery with Rev. Joshua Hires officiating. Mrs. Summerall is survived by her husband, William M. Summerall, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Douglas, and a son, Berry Summerall of LaBelle. She had lived in Fort Myers for the past 35 years. Funeral arrangements are being made by Lawrence A. Powell
    Fort Myers News-Press, April 16, 1987 - Eugene William Sumerall, Sr., 72, of Longview Lane, North Fort Myers, died Tuesday. He was a native of Charlotte County and a lifelong resident of this area. He was a retired US Deputy 1st Sergeant with 34 years of service and was affectionately known as "Top" in the Florida National Guards. Memberships include: B.P.O.E. Lodge #1288 and V.F.W. Post #2444, both of Fort Myers. Mr. Sumerall is survived by his wife, Evelyn D. Sumerall; a son, Eugene William "Dusty" Sumerall, Jr. of Fort Myers; three sisters, Dorothy Lescher of N. Ft. Myers, Mildren Whitten of Fort Myers and Annie Williams of Tice. Fraternal service by B.P.O.E. Lodge #1288 will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, 1600 Colonal Blvd. Honorary pallbearers will be Leo Doerr, John Allen, Jobie Burkett, Charlie Doss, Harold Johnston, Ronnie Thomas, Snag Thompson, Jack Breton, Pat O'Hara, Louis Haynes, Jerry Smith and Walter Powers. Active pallbearers will be Max Mullins, Roscoe Smith, Earl Williams, Bert Williams, David Bull, Jr., Morgan House, Al Jones and Tommy West. Interment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
   Fort Myers News-Press, February 26, 2012 - Girtha L. Summerall, 87, of North Fort Myers, passed away Friday, February 24, 2012. She was born September 15, 1924 in Columbus, GA and has been a lifelong Lee County resident. She was a member of the American Business Womens Association. Mrs. Summerall leaves to cherish her memory, her children: Jim Summerall (Nancy) of North Fort Myers and Don L. Summerall (Linda) of Buckingham; her grandchildren: Joel, Shawn and Patrick; her great grandchildren: Amanda, Matt, Michael, Jimmie, Nick, Kaitlyn, Shelby, Kasidy, Shade and Payton and one great, great grandson, Wyatt. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sterling J. Summerall in 1970 and a grandson, James Christian Summerall in 2001. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Myers City Cemetery. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of the service. 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.

Peace River Shopper Apr 20, 2010 Lloyd J. "Shorty" Summerall,87, of Arcadia, Florida passed away April 9, 2010. He was born November 19, 1922 in Fort Myers, Florida, as a seventh generation citizen and resided there until moving to DeSoto County in 1980. As a young man, Shorty served as an apprentice seaman in the United States Coast Guard. He married his sweetheart, Polly Woffard and they raised one son & three daughters. Shorty was a self employed carpenter. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather and a dear friend to many. Lloyd "Shorty" Summerall is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Polly Summerall, of Arcadia, Florida, Son, Barry Summerall of Naples, Florida, Daughters; Marvene Sullivan, of Zolfo Springs, Florida, Sonja Summerall of Fort Myers, Florida, Yvonne Kloog of Georgia, brother, Herbert Summerall of Fort White, Florida, sister, Dorothy Bright of Port Charlotte, Florida, numerous grandchildren, great and great,great grandchildren. He was the grandson of the late Berrien "Berry" Summerall & Alwilda "Wildie" Keen of LaBelle, Fl.There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of Lloyd J. "Shorty" Summerall on April 24, 2010 in the chapel of Robarts Funeral Home, Arcadia, Florida at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Jerry Atkins officiating.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan. 30, 1938--Mrs. Manda L. Summerall, 65-year old widow, died yesterday at her home at 1031 Washington street, as the result of a heart ailment. He is survived by a son, Fred McDaniel and four sisters, Mrs. Goldie Williams, Mrs. Dunk Summerall of Aracadia, Mrs. Frank Smith of St. James and Mrs. Clarence Cleveland of Cleveland, Fla.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, January 31, 1982 - Mary E. Sumerall, 64, of Maple Ave., Fort Myers, died Thursday at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Eugene W. (Gene) Sumerall, Sr.; one son, Eugene W. (Dusty) Sumerall, Jr. of Fort Myers; and one brother, Walter Powers of Fort Myers. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home with Rev. J. W. Peoples officiating.. Pallbearers will be J. O. Burkett, C. L. Doss, P. T. Thomas, Max Mullins, Roscoe Smith and Robert Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be Morgan House, Ellis Keene, Harold Ford, Elvin Washburn, Jerry Spurlin, Al Jones, Tommy West, Thomas Bridges and Harold Johnson. Interment will be at Fort Myers Cemetery. Leo W. Engelhardt in charge of arrangments

Fort Myers News-Press June 18, 2009 Phillip C. Summerall born in Fort Myers entered into rest on June 8th. He loved hunting and is occupation as a commercial fisherman (Pine Island).He will be greatly missed by his son Shane (Stacy) Sumerall, daughter Nicole (Justin) Thomas, brothers Mike(Bonnie), Steve (Linda), Randy, Aunt Mildred Whitten, grandchildren Taylor, Tristin Sumerall, Tyler, Cheyanne, Alyssia Thomas and many life long friends.He was preceded in death by his mother Anne Cross and his father Richard (Shorty) Sumerall.Family will receive friends at 5:00PM on Saturday, June 20th at the family barn located at 13181 Pinto Lane, Fort Myers, FL.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Jan 28, 2003 Raymond Wesley Summerall, 67, passed away on January 24, 2003, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, at his beloved North Carolina home. There he felt at peace and in touch with God's Wonder. A lifetime resident of Fort Myers, Raymond owned and operated Raymond's Rollerland for 35 years. He was known and loved by many for his infectious smile, his kind heart, his love of people, and total devotion to his family. Raymond is survived by; his dearly loved wife Elaine Summerall; his mother, Annette Daniels of Fort Myers; his six children: Donna Archer (husband Bobby); granddaughters, Shannon and Chelsea of Fort Myers; Raymond Wesley Summerall, Jr. (wife Teri); grandsons, Raymond Wesley III and Corey Summerall, of Lehigh Acres; Kathy Algire and granddaughter, Karley Algire, of Fort Myers, Teresa Titus and grandsons, Jake D'Ambrosio and Joshua Perez, of Cape Coral, Karen Bennett (husband Joey) and grandchildren, Kameren Waln, Garrett Waln, Landon Waln and Whitney Bennett, of Fort Myers, Deborah Hinson (husband Robert) and granddaughter, Keri Clement, of Lehigh Acres. His brother Kenneth Summerall (wife Naomi) of Fort Myers; his brother, Gary Summerall (wife Susan) of Fort Myers; his sister, Katherine Keene (husband Mitchell), of Englewood. Funeral services will be 11:00 TODAY at McGregor Baptist Church, Ft. Myers. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Hope Hospice of Avery County, North Carolina (351 W. Mitchell Street, Newland, North Carolina 28657). FMHS 1953

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, May 10, 1952 -- LaBelle, May 9 - Tom Summerall, died today at the home of his brother here. Coming from Arcadia, he had made his home with his brother for the past five months.   He was a native of Hillsborough County. He is survived by his brother, William, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ellen Summerall of Nocatee and six grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ft. Denaud Cemetery with Rev. C. E. Corley of the LaBelle Church of God and Rev. Alex Duncan of the Nocatee Church of God, officiating.  Futch Funeral Home of Clewiston is in charge of arrangements.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, April 28, 1967 -- Clewiston - William M. Summerall, 98, of 1448 Tenth St., Naples, died Wednesday evening in a Naples hospital. He had been an area resident for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Church of God and a native of DeSoto County.Survivors include a son, Charlie Sumerall of Naples; three daughters, Mrs. Ellen Durrance of West Palm beach, Mrs. Robert Storter of Naples, and Mrs. Lottie Dees of Ft. Myers; and 23 grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ortona Church of God with Rev. Bill Thigpen of LaBelle officiating. Burial will be in Ortona Cemetery. The Pattison Funeral Home of Clewiston is in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press June 3, 2009 George Rodney Summeralls, age 61, of LaBelle, passed away June 1, 2009, in Lehigh Acres. He was born Sept. 13, 1947, in Tampa. Rodney was a lifelong resident of the area. He loved spending time outdoors and his favorite pastime was hunting. Survivors include daughter, Jackie Sue Summeralls; mother, Nellie J. (Cruise) Summeralls; brothers, Carless (Brenda) Summeralls, D.E. (Ann) Summeralls, Jimmy (Teresa) Summeralls; sisters, Earlene (Clyde) Kilburn, Carol (Jimmy) Rivers, Paula (Howard) Whitman, April Rowe; grandson, Michael Summeralls; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl A. Summeralls. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle with Pastor Roger Bradley officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, July 15, 1955 - Mary Ola Kennedy Summers, 72, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 30 years, died yesterday. Surviving are her husband, R. L. Summers; a son, W. H. Kennedy, both of Fort Myers; step-daughters, Miss Linda Kennedy, Fort Myers, Mrs. Pearl Baggett, Sarasota, Mrs. Paul Dukes, Fort Myers; a brother, J. B. Beeman, Fort Myers; stepsons Lester and Tommy Summers of Ocala, Master Sgt. R. L. Summers Jr., Fort Bragg, N. C., and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Leo W. Engelhardt funeral home with Rev. Loren Williams officiating. Pallbearers will be Tom Pace, O. C. Williams, Paul Ley, Decourcy M. Pollock, Buford Curry and Robert Nault. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.

Albert B. Sumner, 85, of Fort Myers, passed away Friday, January 27, 2006. He was born August 23, 1920 in Winter Haven and has lived in Fort Myers most of his life. He was a graduate of Fort Myers High School and delivered Fort Myers News Press for over 20 years and owned several businesses on Fort Myers Beach. Mr. Sumner is survived by three children; Susan Henderson (Rass) of Fort Myers, Albert "Ben" Sumner, Jr. (Tandy) of Naples and Steven M. Sumner (Darlene) of Fort Myers; a brother, John Edward Sumner of North Carolina; a sister, Madeline Meyer of N. Fort Myers, grandchildren, Kim Brantley, Kathy Gonzales, Kelly Sanders (April) David Sumner (Lori), Eric Sumner (Julie), Ryan Sumner (Meylisa) and Andrew Sumner (Jenna); great-grandchildren; Natalie, Chris, Michael, Brendan, Amber, David, Michael, Tessia, Kamron, Laney and Morgan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna M. Sumner in 1999, parents; Joseph Clarence and Eula (Blount) Sumner and two brothers Clayton and Fred Sumner. Friends may visit with the family from Noon - 2 PM Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. Private burial will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, Dec. 25, 1936--J. Clarence Sumner, 46-year-old Florida Power and Light employe, died a few minutes after midnight as the result of a fractured skull and concussion suffered when he was thrown out of a car struck by another automobile at the corner of First and Fowler streets yesterday morning. Prince Paschal of Walnut Grove, Miss., driver of the car which struck the Sumner automobile, was transferred from the city jail to the county jail as soon as hospital attendants notified Police Lieut. Bill McAllister that Sumner had died. Death came as the result of a multiple fracture suffered when he was thrown through the window of his car and into the base of a royal palm in front of the Kingston residence. Witnesses told Lieut. Mcallister and State Patrolman Homer Klay that Paschal's car approached the stop street at a speed of from 50 to 60 miles per hour and failed to slow down at the corner which is marked by a stop sign. Albert Sumner, driving his father's car, was also thrown into the street but was not seriously injured. Both Mr. Sumner and his son were hurled out of the car by the impact of the collision. Neither Paschal nor his companion, Henry Warren, were injured. Mr. Sumner and Albert were rushed to the Lee Memorial Hospital and treated by Dr. H. Quillian Jones. Paschal was taken to the city jail to wait developments in Mr. sumner's condition. Late last night Dr. Jones said Mr. Sumner's condition was critical and that his chances to recover were 'slight' unless he showed a decided improvement within 12 hours. Mr. Sumner talked incoherently when first taken to the hospital but soon lapsed into a coma from which he had not aroused at midnight. He suffered a multiple fracture of the skull, a fractured cheek bone and deep bruises about both eyes. Albert Sumner suffered deep cuts about the fact but his injuries were not considered serious. Police Lieut. Bil McAllister said last night that Paschal had retained Jim C. Clements, local attorney, to represent him. Warren, although not being held, remained here and sent for friends from Miami. The Sumner car was a complete wreck while the front of the new Chevrolet driven by Paschal was telescoped. Mr. Sumner is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eula Sumner, three sons, Albert, Clayton and Frederick and a daughter Madeline. The Sumner family lives at 719 Seminole Avenue. Mr. Sumner had been a Florida Power and Light employe for 12 years and recently had been on the night platform at the ice station on Lee Street. Both cars were hauled in by the Coons wrecker service.

William Sumner

Fort Myers News-Press, Jan 26 2005-- Frank K. Sumy, 74, of Ft. Myers, FL passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2005. He was born in Pittsfield, MA and came to Ft. Myers in 1968. He was a letter carrier for the Post Office for 35 years. He was a member of the St. Vicent DePaul Catholic Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Carolyn; 2 sons, Earl (Kathy) Scott, Cape Coral, Steven (Margaret) Scott, Apopka, FL; 3 daughters, Kathy Marler, Ft. Myers, Cande (Lou) Markham & Penny (Dennis) Frenier of Pittsfield, MA; 3 brothers, Anthony (Loretta) Sumy, John Sumy, Stach Sumy, all of Pittsfield, MA; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. he was preceded in death by a son Ellis Sumy. Visitation will be held at the St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church on Wed., 1/26/05 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM with a scripture service at 7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the church on Tuesday, 1/27/05 at 9:00 AM. Interment will be in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 31, 2007 - Dolly P. (LaGrande) Sunman 97, of Fort Myers passed away on August 28, 2007 at Hope Hospice. Dolly was born on December 2, 1909 in Springfield, IL to Eugene Bryant and Rebecca LaGrande. In 1938 Dolly moved to Fort Myers, FL. Dolly was a member of the Abundant Grace Fellowship Church and was a member of the Moose Lodge attaining the rank of Senior Regent. Dolly was an avid bowler who was actively bowling up to the age of 92, she also liked to read and volunteered for many local care agencies. Dolly is predeceased by her parents Eugene and Rebecca, her husband of sixty three years Harold D., and her three sons Harold Jr., Jackie L., and William E. She is survived by her daughter Dorothy Owens, and a son Jerry Sunman. Dolly leaves sixteen grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 PM on Saturday, September 1, at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens burial to follow, visitation will be held on Friday, August 31, from 7-9 PM. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 936-0555.
    Fort Myers News-Press, March 22, 2007- Jack L. Sunman, 72 passed away on March 20, 2007. Jack was born in Springfield IL, but was a life long resident of Fort Myers. Jack was predeceased by his father Harold D. Sunman of Fort Myers, FL., two brothers Harold Sunman Jr. of Chokoloskee, FL., and William Sunman of Fort Myers, FL. He is survived by his mother Dolly P. Sunman of Fort Myers, FL. a sister Dorothy Owens of Easley SC. A brother Jerry Sunman of Watertown NY. Jack leaves three daughters Karla Bright of Cape Coral, FL, Robin Wiggin of Mannheim, Germany and Janine Rickner of Northport Fl. Jack also leaves 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Saturday March 24, 2007 at 9:30 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home 1589 Colonial Blvd, burial will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday March 23, 2007 from 6:00PM ?8:00PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, 936-0555.
    Fort Myers News-Press. January 28, 2000 -  William E. Sunman, 61, a Fort Myers native living in Lake Port, FL, died Monday, September 18, 2000 in West Palm Beach, FL. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ann I. Sunman; his children, Steven E. Sunman and Catherine A. Diehl, his mother, Dollie Sunman, his brothers, Harold, Jack and Jerry and his sister, Dorothy Owens. A graveside service will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday from 10:00- a.m. until service time at the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
    Caloosa Belle, 16 Nov 2006-- Howard Lamar "Fritz" Surrency, age 82, of Merritt Island, formerly of Clewiston and Belle Glade, died on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 in Rockledge.He was born July 10, 1924 in Naples, to the late William H. and the late Veda (Carlton) Surrency. He served during World War II in the Army. After working as a cowboy, he became a cattle buyer for several years. He developed a herd and for several years was an independent rancher at Clewiston.He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Veda Surrency; brothers, Kenneth, Eugene, Charles, Archie and Carlyle Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Roth of Ft. Myers; a brother, Carlton "Buck" Surrency, Ft. Pierce; sisters, Miriam Curtis, Merritt Island and Billie Jackson Eisele, Murphy, N.C.Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston with Rev. John Hancock officiating.Interment followed in Ortona Cemetery, Ortona.Visitation was held on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 4 hours prior to funeral at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.
    FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, January 26 1954-- Funeral services for Samuel Surrency, 56, who died Friday , Jan 22, in Coral Gables, will be held at Ortona Cemetery at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Hawkins Kirk Gordon Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct the services. A military graveside ceremony is planned. Futch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fort Myers News-Press, November 11, 2012 - Sr. Catherine Sushil, OSF, died November 7, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, Alleghany, NY. Born Margaret Elizabeth Sushil on January 15, 1933, to Gerald and Agnes (Molter) Sushil in Fort Myers. She attended grade school on Sanibel and St. Francis Xavier from 1939-47. She graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1950. She received her Bachelor's Degree from St. Elizabeth Teacher's College, now St. Bonaventure University and earned her Master's in Education fromCortland State University, Cortland, NY..She ministered in the field of education, with the early years committed to religious education classes for younger students. She also held positions of Principal and Vice Principal in several schools within the Congregation in New York and Florida. Sister's last 24 years in education were spent at St. Fraqncis Xavier School. While there, she taught Junior Hhigh level students. In 2005, Sister retired to St. Elizabeth Convent in Tampa, FL and in 2007, was welcomed to the St. Elizabeth Motherhouse in Alleghany, NY.She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Gerald and sister, Laura Burke. She is survived by her sisters, Rita Wolfe, and Kathryn Meyer (Richard), and brother, Kenneth (Janet), as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Burial in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Alleghney, NY.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 16, 1935 - David Franklin Sushil, 15-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald C. Sushil, died early yesterday morning at the home of his parents on Pine island road after a short illness. He is survived by a brother, Gerald Stewart, and two sisters, Laura and Margaret. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at the graveside in Fort Myers cemetery with the Rev. Father R. P. Brennan officiating. Lawrence A. Powell has charge of arrangements.

    Fort Myers News-Press, May 21,2008 - Ellen F. Sushil, 82 of Fort Myers died Sunday, May 18, 2008. A long time resident of Lee County, Ellen was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, bookkeeper for Bishop Verot High School, and along with her predeceased husband, Gerald, a founding member of the Bishop Verot High School Booster Club.Surviving family members are children, William (Bert Morales)Sushil of Wesley Chapel, FL, Gerald (Patricia) Sushil of Fort Myers, Michael (Mia) Sushil of Cape Coral, FL and Mary (Anthony) Byrd of Cape Coral, FL, brother, George Collins of Greenwich, CT. and sister, Mary Rothwell of Thornwood, NY, and grandchildren, Derick Simpson, Shawn Byrd, William Byrd and Sarah Byrd, David Sushil, Alexander Sushil, Matthew Sushil, Mark Sushil, and Megan Sushil, and great grandchildren, D.J. and Jada Simpson.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:30 AM at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery.Friends may call at the Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Thursday, from 6-8 PM.The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Hope Hospice

      Gene Sutton

Fort Myers News-Press, November 28, 2004 -  Robert G. Sutter, "R.G.", 84, of Ft. Myers, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2004. He has been a resident here for the past sixteen years, moving from Cleveland, Ohio. Robert was a WWII veteran of the Army Air Corps, and a member of the Church of the Resurrection and the K.O.C. He is survived by his devoted and loving family, wife of fifteen years, Louisa L. Sutter (Tita), sons, Robert Patrick (Rosemary), James K. (Connie), Anne K. Lenahan, Margaret F. Armston (George), Jean T. Sutter and Colette M. Sutter, brother, John (Gigi), sister, Catherine Gehring, 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary C. Sutter. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 29, 2004 at 9:00 AM in the chapel of the Church of the Resurrection. In lieu of flowers, memorials made in Robert's name to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress Lake Dr. Kiser Funeral Home
     Fort Myers News-Press, February 6, 2014 - Dr. Samuel S Sverdlik passed away peacefully at the age of 97 on the morning of February 2, 2014. Doc Sam was the patriarch of the Sverdlik clan which includes 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He savored life every day and always found good everywhere. In lieu of flowers or charitable contributions, the family asks readers to pet a dog, listen to the birds and rejoice in the wonderment of life.

Fort Myers News-Press, March 29, 2005 - Donald E. Swagler, age 76, of Ft. Myers stepped into the presence of the Lord on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005 at Hope Hospice North after a brief illness. Born on April 15, 1928 in Wadsworth, OH a son of Glen L. and Muriel Swagler. Mr. Swagler moved in 1970 from Boardman, OH to Cape Coral where he lived for 11 years before moving to Ft. Myers 23 years ago. He served his country in the US Navy during WWII and in the US Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Don was the owner and operator of Swagler Realty Company in Ft. Myers from 1972-1983 then he joined Rawlings Realty Company until his retirement in 1993. He enjoyed his two favorite sports, fishing and golfing. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 23 years, Phyllis, his children, Linda Santillana of Ft. Myers, Mark (Cherry) of Ft. Myers and Matt of Tampa, his stepchildren, L. Shannon Bramblett of KY and Jason A. (Dawn) Bramblett of TN, his grandchildren, Nila (Scott) Downer, Andres Santillana and Andrew Bramblett, his sisters, Helen Stekle of Ft. Myers, Bette Yonkich of OH, Joann Winkler of OH, his brother, Tom of AZ and many nieces and nephews. Don was the brother of the late Robert, Richard and Larry Swagler. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 2:30 PM in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. (239) 936-0555.

Carbondale -- C. Keith "Corky Swain, 81, died Sun, Oct 14, under hospice care in Carbondale Rehab and Nursing Center. He was born Nov. 15, 1931, in Herrin, to Hazel Beggs and Louis Swain.He married Karen Magill on Sept. 3, 1955, in Louisville. Corky served four years in the Navy, with over three years aboard the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea.He was a life member of the Masons and a Shriner. After discharge from the navy he attended SIU. He then went to work for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. After a 30-year career with Met he retired in 1985.He enjoyed gardening, duck hunting, golf and had a life-long love of fishing. He spent 22 winters at Lake Okeechobee, Fla., and the rest of the year, fishing with his buddy Steve Heckel at the local lakes near Carbondale. Survivors include his wife, Karen; sons, Mike of Kansas, Doug of Carbondale and Dale of Prosper, Texas; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Robertson and wife, Barbara, of Belevidere.He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Perry Robertson, whom he considered his father; and son, Matt Swain.The family would like to thank the nurses from Passages hospice and the nurses and staff of Carbondale Rehab and Nursing Center for their care and support.It was Corky's wish to be cremated and there will be no services.Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale is in charge of arrangements .
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 17, 2012 - Edward M. Swalius, 89, of North Fort Myers, FL passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012. Born on November 11, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio to Edward and Martha Cetkowski Swalius. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy as a Gunner's Mate 1st Class. He retired from LTV Steel, Cleveland, OH. He also worked as a Deputy Sheriff, Cuyahoga County, OH. He was a Volunteer for V.O.I.C.E., and member of V.F.W., Am. Legion, German Club, SWFL Polka Boosters. He is survived by his loving family including his son, Edward B. (Deborah); and beloved friend of 20 years, Phyllis Stanz. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Karen. Graveside service with military honors will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1630 SW Pine Island, Cape Coral. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family.
     Caloosa Belle, May 20, 2005 - John D. Sweeney, age 78, of LaBelle, passed away May 16, 2005, in LaBelle. He was born April 8, 1927, in Fort Denaud to George Lyman Sweeney and Amy Kirkland Sweeney. He was a lifelong resident of the area. John was a veteran of the US Army. He worked for Hendry County Road and Bridge Department for 27 years, and was a heavy equipment operator.Survivors include his nieces: Delores Agnew, Evelyn Blake and Elaine Blake, all of LaBelle and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: A.G. Sweeney and Ira Homer Sweeney and sisters: Tyra Walker, Mary Alice Ethington, Iona Jewel Frazier and Elvene Sweeney. A graveside funeral will be Friday, May 20, 3 p.m. at the Fort Denaud Cemetery with Rev. L.W. Howard officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle.Arrangements by. Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle, Florida.
    Fort Myers News-Press, August 16, 1962 - Elmer E. Sweet, 81, a resident of Fort Myers for the past 60 years, died yesterday. Surviving are a son, T-Sgt Clyde Sweet in the Air Force i Iceland, a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Lindenmayer, North Fort Myers; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Kellogg, Tice and Mrs. Birdie Haefeker, Gainesville; a brother, Alton Sweet, Tampa, and 8 grandchildren. Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home in charge.
    Fort Myers News-Press, December 7, 2006 - Allie Soloman Swett, 90, of N. Fort Myers died December 4, 2006. Allie was born in Glennville, GA, a daughter of the late Hugh M. and Allean Solomon. She moved to Fort Myers in 1945, she was a member of the Fort Myers Elks and First Presbyterian Church, Allie was an avid reader. Mrs. Swett is survived by several nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law Mary Ann Solomon of Calusa Harbor and her caregivers Roger and Debbie who helped and loved her for the past 5 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. in 1975, her parents and 10 brothers and sisters. A funeral service celebrating her life will be conducted in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Saturday at 11 AM, there will be a visitation from 10-11 AM, friends and relatives are invited to attend.Interment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 936-0555.
    Fort Myers News-Press, July 24, 1948 - Mrs. Matilda Padgett Swint, 88, died at Lee Memorial Hospital yesterday. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. John S. Hollingsworth, Griffin, GA; Mrs. W. S. Antisdale, Muskegon, Mich., Mrs. Robert Mitchell, Mrs. J. S. Tarrer, Sr., and Mrs. L. H. Frnak, all of Fort Myers, Mrs. William Austin, Jacksonville, and one brother, Frank Padgett of Fort Myers, 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grand-children. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home by her grandson, Rev. C. L. Milligan, assisted by the Rev. Millard Clevel and Pallbearers will be Herman Frank, Robert Mitchell, Curtis Spence, Roland Shanahan, Norman Smith, Donald Kitchens and Ralph Peters, all grandsons. The Eastern Star will have charge of the services at the cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, January 9, 2000 - Nellie Swyers, 70, of Cape Coral, FL, died Saturday, January 8, 2000, in Cape Coral. She was born in Raceland, Kentucky, and had lived in Cape Coral since 1980, coming from Port Clinton, OH. She attended Abiding Love Lutheran Church in Cape Coral and was a retired school teacher. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Swyers and Jacqueline Sue (Roger T.) Williams of Cape Coral; three brothers, Oscar Dials of Cape Coral, Eugene Dials of Spotsylvania, VA, James Dials of Toronto, OH; three sisters, Marie Swyers of Mt. Sterling, OH, Leatha Lemaster, Helen Boggs, both of North Fort Myers; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Interment will follow.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 19, 2011 - William Stanley Switt, 77, of N. Ft. Myers, FL died June 15, 2011. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 6-8 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 9:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Fort Myers, FL. Entombment will follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
    Fort Myers News-Press, June 5, 2002 - Clarence Morton 'King' Symonds, Jr. passed away on June 3, 2002. He was born in Takoma Park, MD. on Sept. 3, 1932 to his parents Clarence M. and Mabel E. Symonds. King was raised and educated in Northern Virginia. He moved to Fort Myers in early 1953 where he met his wife to be, LaVerne Justice. Dec. 11, 1953 they were married in Virginia, lived there for 2 years, then moved back to Fort Myers. In 1961 he began his interesting career in real estate. In 1965 he and his wife LaVerne opened 'King Symonds Realty, Inc.' with the help of a lot of friends. He was very proud to be a member of the Ft. Myers Board of Realtors. He served as the chairman of the Associate Division in the early 1960's. He was President of the Ft. Myers Board of Realtors in 1971. He served for many years on the Ethic Committee for the Board of Realtors. He served on the Ft. Myers City Zoning Board for 5 years. He also served as the Appraiser for the City of Ft. Myers. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rites, and the Araba Shrine Temple. Loving husband of 48 years to LaVerne and a very proud father of Terri (Gordon) Grow, and Candra Symonds. They have brought him so much happiness over the years. Grandfather of Ashlyn, the apple of his eye for 14 years. Sisters-in-law Joe Anna Bristol and Melba M. Morelos, brother David (Brenda) Symonds, sister Hazel Hutchinson, many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many close friends and business associates. Funeral services will be conducted at 1;00 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002 at Wesley United Methodist Church 4141 DeLeon St. Fort Myers, FL with Rev. Richard Gallo officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service. Arrangements by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Flowers are welcome, or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association 28441 Bonita Crossing Blvd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135 or to the Partners for Breast Cancer Care 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
    Fort Myers News-Press, October11, 2011 - Velma LaVerne (Justice) Symonds, 76, "ran out of dance floor" October 8, 2011. She was born March 4, 1935 in Fort Myers to the late Walter and Velma (Hambrick) Justice. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband C.M. "King" Symonds in 2002; and by her 4 brothers. Mrs. Symonds is survived by her daughters, Terri (Gordon) Symonds Grow and Candra (Jim Geib) Symonds; sisters, Joe Anna Bristol, Melba Morelos; and one grandaughter, Ashlyn Pumphrey (Willie Howdyshell). Velma was a lifelong resident of Fort Myers and loved music, dancing, fishing and tennis. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home,1589 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, Florida. Funeral will begin at 2:00 with burial to follow. Condolences may be left online at www.fortmyersmemorial.com

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