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Kenneth L. Eisinger

November 21, 1928 - February 1, 2017

Kenneth L. Eisinger, 88, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2017 at 6:55pm surrounded by his loving family. Born in Mt. Morris, MI to Minnie (Severn) and Noah Eisinger, Ken lived much of his life in Cass City, MI. A lifelong lover of sports, Ken was a 16 letterman in high school, earning a letter each year for football, basketball, baseball, and track. He continued his athletics as a boxer in...
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Irene D. Pocquette

May 5, 1933 - January 31, 2017

Irene D. Pocquette, 83 of Naples died January 31, 2017. She is survived by her husband Raymond A. "Ray" of Naples; her children Rene (Ted) Klumb of Menomonee Falls, WI, Raymond C. Pocquette of Houston, TX, Russel Pocquette and Angela (Bill) Humburg, both of Oshkosh, WI. She is also survived by her sister, Audrey Ceelen and her brothers, John, Clifford and Joseph Mathe. She will also be missed...
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Deborah Ann Cooper

July 29, 1964 - January 29, 2017

Deborah Ann Cooper was called home to be with her parents and two of her brothers on January 29, 2017, in Naples, Florida. She was born on July 29, 1964 in Nassawadox on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She was the light and love of her parents' lives. Deborah never met a stranger and was loved by everyone that had the good fortune to meet her. Her selfless nature and kind heart combined with...
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Janet L Whitebook

June 15, 1929 - January 27, 2017

Janet Louise (nee Ohsman) Whitebook, born June 15, 1929 in Cedar Rapids, IA, a longtime resident of Iowa City, IA and Marco Island, FL, died on January 27, 2017. She was the second of four daughters born to Joe and Gladys Hirsch Ohsman. Janet was a graduate of the University of Iowa where she met her husband of 49 years, Maynard "Moe" Whitebook. They worked together as business partners in Moe...
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Flora Jean Wesner

July 13, 1923 - January 21, 2017

Flora Jean Wesner. 93, of Naples, FL died January 21, 2017. She was born in Columbus, Ohio where she still maintained a summer residence. She is survived by her sons, James E. Wesner of Naples, FL and David Wesner of Columbus, OH , her grandchildren, James R. Wesner, and Michelle E. Wesner and their mother, Jo Ann DiSabato Wesner. She was also preceded in death by her Father, Nicholas Ciriello,...
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Tristen Michael Jennings

August 14, 1998 - January 20, 2017

Tristen Michael Jennings, 18 of Goodland, FL died January 20, 2017 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident January 2nd. Tristen planned to attend LWIT in the fall. He loved fishing, four wheeling, and off-roading. He is survived by his mother, Jessica (Kelly) Lawhon of Goodland; his father, Frank Jennings of Bonifay, FL; and a brother, James Camacho. He is also survived by...
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Salvatore Tenaglia

January 23, 1950 - January 18, 2017

Salvatore Tenaglia, 66, of Fort Myers FL, died January 18, 2017. Sal is survived by his loving wife, Regina. Born in Staten Island, NY, he was the son of Rocco and Jean (née Pifalo) Tenaglia. He graduated from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. Sal was an intelligent and community minded businessman. He was a major influence in the redevelopment of 5th Avenue downtown Naples. Sal owned and...
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William W Ausbon

October 20, 1929 - January 16, 2017

William Wesley Ausbon passed away peacefully on January 16, 2017 at Avow Hospice House surrounded by loving members of his family. Dr. Ausbon was born October 20, 1929 in Troy, Alabama to his parents, Aileen and Eugene Ausbon who predeceased him as did his brother Gene. At the age of 16 years, he graduated from high school and joined the navy for two years in order to serve his country before...
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Carl H. Wassmer

August 14, 1934 - January 16, 2017

Carl H. Wassmer, 82, a resident of Naples, since 1996, died January 16, 2017. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Carl worked for the Philadelphia Electric Company, now known as Exelon, for 38 years. He was president of Greenwood Lake Swim Club (NJ); an avid sail boat racer; and an active bicyclist. A passionate WWII enthusiast and true patriot, Carl was a member and volunteer of the Honor...
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Mary T Courtright

December 22, 1942 - January 14, 2017

Mary Theresa Courtright, passed away at the age of 74 on January 14, 2017. She was proceeded in death by her parents Kathleen Brockett and Marion Bartnik. Mary was a professional secretary, starting in the banking industry in Northeast Ohio. She moved to Florida in 1984, after a year of living abroad in Saudi Arabia. She culminated her career with many years as the Executive Secretary to the...
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Robert Adams Hamilton

October 10, 1934 - January 13, 2017

  Robert A. Hamilton, age 82, passed away on January 13, 2017, in Naples, FL. Bob is survived by his wife Sandy; his sons Robert Allan Hamilton and wife Kim; James Robert Hamilton and wife Marie; and daughters Roberta (Bobbi) Adams; and Amanda Burkhart and husband Alan; his grandchildren Reena, Reylina, Robert, Jon-James, Jenna, Randy, Emma, and James (Jimmy); his great-grandchildren Melaney,...
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Emmanuel Forgue

August 15, 1973 - January 6, 2017

Emmanuel Forgue, 43, of Naples, FL died January 6th, 2017.  Born August 15th, 1973, in Haiti, he had been a Naples resident for the past 10 years.  Before emigrating from Haiti, Emmanuel completed Law School.  He was a graduate of the nursing program at Lorenzo Walker Technical Institute in Naples.   A man devoted to his family and God, he was a true sports fan.  Emmanuel loved soccer and...
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Loella Bailey

April 28, 1923 - January 5, 2017

Loella "Lolly" Bailey, 93, of Naples, FL passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 4, 2017. Lolly was born April 28, 1923 in Oak Park, IL. She met her husband Jack in high school. They married April 2, 1945. After Lt. Jack Bailey was honorably discharged from the US Navy in 1947, Lolly and Jack moved back to the Chicago area and began raising their family. While making a...
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Caroline M Gibbons

January 30, 1940 - January 4, 2017


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Donald Z. LaRochelle

June 23, 1938 - December 31, 2016

Lt. Col. Donald Z. LaRochelle, USAF Ret., a retired U.S. Air Force officer and Command Pilot who lived on Marco Island, Florida, passed away on Dec. 31, 2016 at age 78. He had entered hospice crisis care nine days earlier after a long Alzheimer's illness, according to his family. Born June 23, 1938, on a small farm in Biddeford, Maine, Lt. Col. Donald Z. LaRochelle, USAF Ret., was the proverbial...
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Denis Gueit

October 23, 1952 - December 31, 2016

Denis Gueit, 64 of Naples, died December 31, 2016. He was born in Toulon France. Denis was a Master Baker and had opened his own Bakery in Naples in fulfillment of his dream. He is survived by his wife Irene, of Naples his two daughters, Anne Sophie Gueit and her husband, James M. Spence of Aviano, Italy, and Celine Marie Gueit of Alexandria, VA. He is also survived by two adoring grandchildren,...
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John Enoch Rutzler Iv

September 7, 1972 - December 27, 2016

John E. "Jay" Rutzler IV , 44 of Denison, TX died unexpectedly in Naples on Dec. 27, 2016. Jay worked in an executive position for Saks. He was responsible for the opening of new business locations. Jay is survived by his mother, Patricia Rutzler of Naples and his father, John E. Rutzler III of Carlisle, PA. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 2:30pm at First...
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Richard A. Corrado

February 7, 1937 - December 24, 2016

Richard A. Corrado, 79, of Naples, died December 24, 2016. Formerly from New York, he had been an area resident for the past 12 years. Born in the Bronx, he was the son of Joseph and Madeline (Donadio) Corrado. Richard attended Christopher Columbus HS and then furthered his education in the field of insurance. He retired as a Senior Vice President of Alexander & Alexander in Huntington, NY. ...
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Jerome Frederick Keefe

February 28, 1940 - December 24, 2016

Jerome Frederick Keefe, 76 of Naples died December 24, 2016. He was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served as an officer in the U S Army. Jerome had a 34 year career as a commercial pilot with United Airlines. He is survived by his wife, Joan of Naples, his children, Kevin Patrick (Andrea) of Chicago, IL, Bridget (Geoff) Rusk of Eldersburg, MD, and Kimberly (Eoin) Bastable of...
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John E Cardarelli

September 19, 1929 - December 22, 2016

John E. "Smokey" Cardarelli, 87 of Naples, FL, formerly of Lincoln, RI, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born September 19, 1929, he was eldest son of the late John and Genevieve (Tedesco) Cardarelli. John is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jean; sons, Robert and Steven Cardarelli of Providence, RI; daughters, Cynthia (Cardarelli) Painter of...
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Vesta U. Marks

August 7, 1940 - December 16, 2016

Vesta Unsilme Marks, Sr., 76, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016, at Avow Hospice in Naples, Florida. Vesta was born on the island of St. Vincent to John and Catherine Marks on August 7, 1940. Later in life he moved to Trinidad where he met his wife, Josephine.  After starting their family on the island of St. Croix, they moved to Naples in 1988.  Vesta worked at Martin Marietta in St. Croix...
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Roger James LaLonde

February 2, 1944 - December 15, 2016

Roger J. LaLonde, 72, of Naples, FL passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 following a sudden illness. Roger was a larger than life personality who loved his family, his community, and sports of all kinds, from professional teams to those competing at the local high schools. "Snookie," as he was known as a kid, was born on February 2, 1944 in Oneida, NY. He was one of 10 children born to...
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Fredric R. Judith

October 5, 1930 - December 13, 2016

Fredric R. Judith, 86, of Naples, FL, formerly of Bridgewater, NJ, went home to meet the Lord on December 13, 2016. He was born on October 5, 1930 in Lancaster, PA to a family of distinguished ancestry. His mother was a direct descendant of Hans Herr, the founder of Lancaster and his great-great-great grandfather on his father's side fought at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 against Napoleon's...
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Frank John Aiello

March 27, 1932 - December 12, 2016

Frank John Aiello, 84, of Naples, FL died December 12, 2016. Born in Milwaukee, he was the son of Vito and Mary Jane Balistreri Aiello. Frank is survived by his seven children, John (Laura) Aiello of Milwaukee, WI, Regina (Salvatore) Tenaglia of Ft. Myers, FL, Mary Aiello and Joseph Aiello both of Naples, Lauren (Zach) Hoskins of Springfield, MO, Elizabeth Aiello of Murfreesboro, TN, and Megan...
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Jerry Lynn Peele

May 19, 1954 - December 11, 2016

Jerry L. Peele, 62, passed on into eternal life on December 11, 2016. Born in Rockingham, NC, he moved to Naples, Florida 57 years ago. He is survived by his 5 brothers and sisters, Randy Peele, Tommy Peele, Charlotte Nash, Sharon Miller, and Nancy South, and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry Thomas Peele and Helen Wright Peele. Jerry was in employed at a...
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Ralph Thomas Ray

December 19, 1943 - December 11, 2016

Ralph Thomas Ray, 72 of Naples died December 11, 2016 at his residence. Formerly of Kentucky, he had been a resident of Naples since 1996. In Kentucky he had worked for Hall Construction and later worked for himself. Tommy is survived by his wife Christine of Naples, a daughter Kellie Ray Black of Dallas, TX, his step-children Angela Long and Saundra Arnold both of lancaster, KY, and Dale...
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Steven Meholick

September 15, 1925 - December 10, 2016

REPRINTED FROM THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS, January 10th, 2017 Steven Meholick lived most of his life with fragments of shrapnel buried in his leg. His son Larry felt it there as a child, beneath the skin, sliding it up and down with his finger. Meholick, of Naples, who died at 91 on Dec. 10 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, almost never spoke about the war. Few veterans do. Larry...
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Johnson Dewayne Horn

May 4, 1934 - December 10, 2016


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Lyle Schultheis

November 7, 1934 - December 6, 2016

Dr. Lyle "Doc" Schultheis, 82 of Naples Florida, passed away on December 6th, 2016 in his home. Doc was born on November 7th, 1934 in Marietta Ohio; son of the late Thelma (nee Lane) and Lewis Schultheis of Marietta Ohio. After graduating from Marietta High School in 1952, Lyle received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1959 from The Ohio State University. Doc practiced veterinary medicine...
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Ruby E. Bennett

August 26, 1922 - December 5, 2016


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Mary Elizabeth Roberts

October 22, 1920 - November 29, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Roberts, age 96 of Naples, FL died Nov 29, 2016. She had been a resident since 1983 coming from Delmar, NY where she continued to spend her summers. She was a member of the Moorings Presbyterian Church in Naples and the First Presbyterian Church in Albany, NY. She is survived by her children, Arthur C. (Maureen) Roberts, Jr., Margaret L. ( Ira Bloom) Roberts, her grandchildren,...
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Paul Genoese Zerbi

August 2, 1933 - November 29, 2016

Paul G. Zerbi, 83 of Marco Island, FL, formerly of Warren, OH, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016.  Born in Taurianova, Italy, son of Domenico and Rosa Genoese Zerbi, he was a loving father, grandfather, husband, brother, caring friend and a gifted, dedicated thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon. He will be greatly missed. In 1993, he retired from a successful private practice in Warren, and...
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Lois Ann Jordan

January 30, 1931 - November 26, 2016

Lois Ann Saxton was born January 30, 1931 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania to Harry M. Saxton and Anna Kathryn "Kate" Saxton nee McKillips. They and her brother Harry Jr. lived at 218 N. Grand St. In Lewiston, a growing central Pennsylvania town, Harry Sr. managed the shipping department of American Viscose where, after graduating, from Lewistown High School, Lois went to work in the laboratory. ...
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Joseph Arthur

March 8, 1943 - November 25, 2016

Joseph "Sido" Arthur Joseph Arthur, 78, of Naples, FL passed away peacefully on November 25th, 2016. Born in Haiti on March 08, 1938, son of the late Alexy Arthur and Marie-Louise Demetreus. Joseph will be missed by many family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Marie-Anne Telusnord; children, Sony Alexis, Donielle Arthur Delhomme, Mason Dorgille, Carose Telusnord, Limose Arthur Blanc,...
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Ingeborg R. Barthelmess

November 1, 1935 - November 25, 2016

Ingeborg Renate "Inge" Barthelmess died November 25, 2016 in Naples, Florida. She had been a resident since1989 coming from Hersbruck, Germany. Inge is survived her son Peter (Kim) Barthelmess of Whittier, CA, and her daughter. Katrin ( Klaus - Peter) Zahn of Schwanstetten, Germany. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brian and Sean Barthelmess and Alicia and Nicolas Ahlemeyer. She was...
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Samuel Dickey Whiteman

December 19, 1927 - November 21, 2016

Samuel "Sam" Dickey Whiteman, Jr., 88, died peacefully on November 21, 2016 at his home in Naples, FL. Born to Samuel Dickey Whiteman and Margaret Rambo Wallace Whiteman in Ashtabula, OH on December 19, 1927, Sam grew up in SD and NE. After graduating from Kemper Military School, Sam enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the USS Samuel N. Moore. He attended Hastings College, Tulsa University...
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Vitrana M Pavento

September 30, 1924 - November 17, 2016

Vitrana "Vickie" M. Pavento of Naples, FL passed away November 17, 2016. Born in Milford, MA to Samuel and Lucia (Nigro) Bonosaro, she graduated from Milford High School and took classes at Framingham State College. Vickie worked as an Instructional Aide in the Milford School System for ten years retiring in 1982. She and her husband, Gus moved to Naples in 2001. Vickie was the ultimate "soccer...
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Rita Pauline Berring

July 1, 1916 - November 16, 2016

Rita Pauline (nee Franta) Berring, of Naples, FL, died November 16th, 2016. Born in Canton, OH, in 1916, she celebrated her 100th birthday on July 1st this year. Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Berring, Sr. in 1985. She is survived by her children, Terrance Berring of Canton, OH, Marty Zerbi of Marco Island, FL, Robert Berring, Jr. of Berkeley, CA; and their spouses, Patricia...
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Jimmy Clyde Curtis

January 31, 1950 - November 13, 2016

Jimmy C. Curtis age 66 of Naples Florida and formerly of Troy, Alabama died Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Naples. Jimmy grew up in Troy and graduated from Charles Henderson High School and then Auburn University. Jimmy enlisted in the U S Air Force where he served for 34 years. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. A memorial service for Jimmy C. Curtis will be announced later by Green Hills...
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"Bill" King

November 2, 1961 - November 11, 2016

Allen Wilbur "Bill" King, 55, of Winter Haven, FL died peacefully in his sleep on November 11, 2016 in Naples, FL. Bill was CEO of 100x, Inc., a business technology consulting & software development company. He is survived by his daughter, Nealy Caroline King and her mother, Brandie Wasser King. Bill is also survived by his mother, Barbara Fripp King and sister, Rebecca King Cohen. He was...
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Karen Berezni Guliani

September 15, 1953 - November 8, 2016

Karen Berezni Guliani Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, after a brief and courageous battle with a rare neurological illness. Karen had a successful career as a Mechanical Engineer. As one of the first female engineers at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Karen blazed a trail for other young professional women to follow. She also worked at several nuclear plants throughout her...
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Olga Compas

December 8, 1943 - November 8, 2016

Olga Compas, 72, of Naples, died November 8, 2016. The funeral will take place at the Jehovah's Witness Temple on Guilford Road starting at 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 19th. Burial will take place at Lake Trafford Memorial Gardens in Immokalee following the conclusion of the services.
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Frank John Gentle

August 9, 1921 - November 7, 2016

FRANCIS (FRANK) JOHN GENTLE Frank John Gentle passed away peacefully early on November 7, 2016 in his home in Naples, FL. He is survived by his beloved wife, Anita, of 72 years. They grew up together and were high school sweethearts in Royal Oak, MI. They have two daughters, Cheryl (Ron) Wonch of Royal Oak, MI and Nancy (Carl) Meyers of Naples, FL. They have three grandchildren, David (Liz)...
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Richard A Rogers

July 8, 1930 - November 7, 2016

Richard A. "Dick" Rogers, 86, of Naples, FL and Cape Cod, MA, passed away November 7, 2016. He was born July 8, 1930, in Northampton, MA. He is predeceased by his parents, Myron Matthew and Marjorie Olive (Adams) Rogers; brother, Robert B. Rogers; and daughter, Kathleen S. Rogers. He leaves his devoted wife, Joan F. Rogers; son, Myron Rogers and his wife, Kathryn of Leeds, UK; son, Mark Rogers of...
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Patricia A. Hayes

January 6, 1945 - November 6, 2016

Patricia A. Hayes On Nov. 5, 2016 we lost our dear friend Patricia A. Hayes. Patricia was born on Jan 6, 1945 in Rome, NY, to the late Clyde and Kathleen Hann. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Michael. Patricia graduated from the Academy of the Holy Names and studied art at Rosary Hill College. She first worked as a teacher and later was a partner in Hayes Jewelry in Chelmsford,...
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John Wilhouse

December 9, 1936 - November 6, 2016

John Henry Wilhouse, Jr. of Naples, Florida passed away on Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at Avow Hospice in Naples. John was born in Galveston, Texas on December 9, 1936, the oldest of three to John and Dorothy (Wallace) Wilhouse. John and Margaret P. Smith of Galveston were married on January 31, 1958. To this union, four children were born - John Michael Wilhouse of Keller, Texas; Diane Denise...
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Roberta Ross

May 16, 1947 - November 6, 2016

Roberta M. Ross (née Meeson) born May 16th, 1947, died November 6th, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Gilbert; stepdaughter, Vallee; son, John Cappiello; daughter-in-law, Michiko; grandson, Joshua; and granddaughter, Misha. All who knew her knew what a special person she was. Her spirit, guidance, and grace live on.
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Loretta "Lori" Reardon

September 22, 1949 - October 28, 2016

Lori Ann Reardon, 67, Naples, FL, formerly of Springfield, MA, passed away October 28, 2016 after a courageous and quiet battle with cancer over the past five years. She graduated from Elms College in Massachusetts and Florida Gulf Coast University with a Master's Degree in Social Work. She was a vivacious and charismatic lady who loved spending time at Cape Cod, the beach, shopping, horticulture...
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Ann Flynn

January 4, 1926 - October 26, 2016

Ann Marie (nee Coughlin) Gormley Flynn, 90, of Naples formerly of Bristol, NH, passed away  peacefully on October 26, 2016 . Born in Boston,MA, she was the daughter of the late Edward T. and Anne (nee Larkin) Coughlin. Ann started her career as a server and then a hostess on the Shore Line Route of the New York-New Haven & Hartford Railroad . She then went on to study at Boston City Hospital...
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Margaret Harsch

January 25, 1936 - October 26, 2016

Margaret (Peggy) A. Harsch, age 80, passed away on October 26, 2016 after an extended bout with pneumonia. Born in Abington, PA, she was the daughter of the late John W. and the late Julia (nee Hitchens) Harsch. She is survived by her beloved partner of 48 years, William (Bill) Hughes. Also, she is survived by Robert F. Harsch, one of her four brothers, and by many nieces and nephews. Peggy...
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April Lynn Zebley

April 22, 1942 - October 25, 2016

April Lynn Zebley, of Naples, FL, born in Anchorage, Alaska in 1964, passed away October 25, 2016 and went to be with the Lord. April is survived by two sons and one daughter; Travis Zebley, Jeffrey Johnson, and Jennifer Johnson. She is also survived by her mother, Janet Zebley of Naples; and her father, Earl Zebley of Williamsport, PA; granddaughter, Trinity Johnson; nephew, Daniel Zebley;...
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Leni Horn Weiss

February 23, 1923 - October 25, 2016

Leni Horn Weiss, age 93, long time resident of Naples, Florida passed away peacefully on October 25, 2016, at Vitas Hospice. Leni was born in Niederkaufungen, Germany to Jonas and Elizabeth (nee Schaefer) Kohlhaase. Together with her husband, Karl Johann Horn and son, Karl Dieter Horn, Leni emigrated to the United States to start a new life after World War II. The family settled near Port...
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Ninfa Sepulveda

March 5, 1928 - October 23, 2016

Ninfa Sepulveda, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2016. Born in Colombia, Ninfa and her sister, Margot moved to Naples in 1986 where they were received with a warm welcome by the community. She quickly made many friends and called Naples her home. She was a member of St. Peter the Apostle parish; a lifetime member of the Women's Guild. She also volunteered with the Society of St. Vincent de...
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Robert P. Ludgate

April 18, 1922 - October 21, 2016

Robert Paul Ludgate Robert Paul Ludgate was born April 18, 1922 in Scranton, PA. He died October 21, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. He was one of two sons born to John B. Ludgate and Susan M. ( Shoenfelt) Ludgate. He was preceded in death by his brother John Ludgate. Robert served in the Marine Corps as a Staff Sargent with the 1st Marine Division Guadalcanal during the 2nd World War and was wounded....
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Gricel Gonzalez

March 23, 1957 - October 18, 2016

Gricel Gonzalez, age 59, of Marco Island, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 with her son and daughter at her side. She went on to be with our Lord after a long battle with cancer. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the middle child of Manuel Gonzalez and Socorro Acevedo, she and her older sister, Epifania Valentin and younger sister, Maribel Gonzalez, were raised in New Haven, Connecticut where...
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Edwin H. Lemp

July 5, 1936 - October 17, 2016

Edwin H. Lemp, 80 of Naples, FL died October 17, 2016. He had been a resident of Naples since 1987 coming from Bellows Falls, VT. He was the owner of White metals Rolling and stamping. He is survived by Ann Marie (LaVecchia) Lemp, his loving wife of 59 years. He is also survived by his daughters, Patricia Bushway and her husband Harold, and Joanne Perry and her husband Raymond, grandchildren...
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Robert Kibler

July 8, 1924 - October 17, 2016


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Wayne G. Resemius

March 6, 1951 - October 12, 2016

On October 12, 2016 Wayne "Lightnin" Resemius passed away from lung cancer at the age of 65. He grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and later ran from the cold and snow to retire in Marco Island, Florida. Wayne was a retired army Vietnam veteran helicopter pilot, and ran his business Custom Plastic Laminates. He has left behind his beloved wife, Missy, and his three children, Gerald, Lucas, and...
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Rosemary Nancy Seheult

August 24, 1923 - October 12, 2016

Rosemary Nancy Seheult, 93 of Naples died October 12, 2016. She was born in Trinidad and had moved to Marco Island in 1980 from Venezuela. She enjoyed volunteering at San Marco Catholic Parish and Our Lady of Guadeloupe Center in Immokalee, and at St Vincent dePaul for over 35 years.. in 1995 she moved to Naples, and was one of the first volunteers at the Neighborhood Clinic and continued until...
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Carmen Rosa Rivera

January 18, 1945 - October 8, 2016

Carmen Rivera, beloved wife and mother, passed into glory on Saturday, October 8, at the age of 71. At the time of her death in Naples, FL, she was surrounded by family many of whom had flown or driven long distances to be with her. She will be missed beyond what words describe. A native of Orocovis, PR, Carmen came to the United States at the age of 14 initially settling in New York City with...
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Robert Wayne Hamlin

September 3, 1944 - October 7, 2016


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Brodie C Wheeler

April 7, 1983 - September 26, 2016

In loving memory Brodie C. Wheeler lifelong resident of Naples, FL died unexpectedly on Monday, September 26, 2016 at age 33. Brodie is survived by his parents, Mercedes Rankin and Stephen Wheeler, Step- father Ted Rankin, his sister Haley Rankin, his Grandmother's Minervina Diaz, Barbara Wheeler, step grandmother Judy Gittins, step grandfather Dave Gittins and many Uncles, Aunt's, Great Uncles,...
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Sally Lynn Walls

August 19, 1946 - September 21, 2016

Our beloved mother, Sally Lynn Walls, 70, of Naples, FL went home to be with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, September, 21st, 2016.  She is survived by her companion, Carl Ullrich; sister, Susan Wellman (Cluckey); her sons, Jeff & Jason; daughter, Jenny; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Joe...
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Kenneth K Watkins

November 27, 1926 - September 20, 2016

Kenneth Kyle Watkins, 89, of Naples, FL, formerly of Seneca Falls, NY, passed away September 20, 2016. Born November 27, 1926 in Mill Hall, PA, he was the son of the late Claud and Mabel (Daughenbaugh) Watkins. Ken was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He went to work for Sylvania (Phillips) manufacturing, became a foreman and retired after 43 years....
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Thomas J. Gilday

September 25, 1956 - September 19, 2016

THOMAS J. "T-BONE" GILDAY; Beloved special son of the late Hugh & Bette Gilday (nee McFarland); precious brother of Kathleen, Sharon Hall (David), Maureen, Annmarie Demko (Scott) and Kevin (Lynn); loving uncle of Gillian, Kevin Jr., Evan, Devon, Elizabeth, Brett and Gavin. Passed away September 19, 2016. Funeral Mass Wednesday, September 21, St. Peter the Apostle at 3:00 p.m. Friends may...
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Rudolfo M. Stoya

April 13, 1933 - September 17, 2016

Rudolph M. "Rudy" Stoya, 83, of Naples died September 17, 2016 following a brief illness. Originally from New York, he had been a resident the past 17 years coming from New Jersey where he maintains a seasonal residence. Rudy worked for many years in the banking industry. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; brother, John, and sister, Virginia Cannizzaro; nephews, Bart and John, Jr. , niece ,...
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Paul Francis Buckley

August 24, 1951 - September 10, 2016

Paul Buckley loved to tell us that he "started on the top! The top of a telephone pole, that is!"  Paul passed away on September 10, 2016 in Naples, Florida. He was 65.   Formidable and with the presence of a great entertainer, Paul could light up a room, was the life of every party and found true joy in storytelling, socializing and cracking jokes with his friends over a bowl of spaghetti and...
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Pablo Y Torres

October 13, 1985 - September 10, 2016


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Robert Joseph "Joe" Nash

January 15, 1966 - September 9, 2016


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William Arthur Halvorson

June 26, 1928 - September 5, 2016

William Halvorson was born on June 26, 1928 on a dairy farm in Menomonie, Wisconsin, to George Halvorson and Katherine Dietsche. He had two older brothers; Harry and Keith.  George was a dairy farmer, and Katherine, a school teacher, story writer, and musician, who was active in the community. Bill was ordered to play on a piano recital at the age of 4 for an event held by the PTA, for which his...
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Margaret Mary Weems

September 11, 1940 - September 5, 2016

Mrs. Margaret Mary Weems of Naples, FL, aged 75, passed peacefully away at her home on Monday, Sep 5, 2016 after a prolonged illness. She was born September 11, 1940, in Bigginhill, Kent, United Kingdom. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Mary Ellen Beatty and son, Christopher J. Weems. She is survived by husband, Johnny W. Weems, daughter, Susan M. Weems, son, Stephen P. Weems...
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Mary Ellen Crane

August 22, 1927 - August 29, 2016

Mary Ellen (Roland) Crane, age 89, passed peacefully to her Lord and Savior on August 29, 2016 in Naples, Florida with her husband of 65 years, Charles J. Crane, faithfully by her side. Mary Ellen was born in Rochester, NY in 1927. She was one of nine siblings and is survived by brother Jim and sister Clare. Mary Ellen was blessed with 5 children, predeceased by daughter Theresa Crane,...
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Donald Edward Bunker

February 14, 1927 - August 29, 2016

Donald E. Bunker, 89, of Naples, FL passed peacefully at home with his family by his side, on August 29, 2016. He was born February 14, 1927 in Flint, MI, the son of Roy M. and Lena A. (McKenna) Bunker. Don was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII. Honorably discharged, he went on to graduate from General Motors Institute and began his career. He retired from GM's Fisher Body in Grand...
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Betty H. Brisky

December 18, 1925 - August 21, 2016

Betty H. Brisky, 90, of Naples, Florida, was called to her Eternal Home on Sunday, August 21, 2016. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the youngest child of William and Margaret Hopewell.  In 1946 she married Robert W. Brisky. They opened Brisky Associates Manufacturer's Representative Company in Chicago, Illinois in 1961. Betty was the Office Manager while Bob grew the business...
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Regina Joan Nickerson

February 23, 1934 - August 21, 2016

Regina Joan Nickerson, 82 of Naples, died August 21, 2016. She was formerly of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She is survived by her children, Billy ( Suzanne Mello) Nickerson of Lebanon, ME, and Lisa M. ( James) Widner of Ft. Myers, Florida. She is also survived by her siblings, Virginia "Ginny" Watson, Amon Liska, Joseph Liska, Verna Lee Watson, Nioma Karras, and Olivia Daniels. Services will be...
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Robert John Gervasi

September 20, 1942 - August 16, 2016

Robert John Gervasi, 73, of Naples, FL died August 16, 2016. Robert grew up and raised a family in Caldwell, NJ before moving to Marco Island in 1995. He retired after a long career as the Superintendent of Public Works for the Borough of Essex Fells, NJ. Known as a hard working man with a sense of humor who loved fishing and golf, Robert will be dearly missed. He is survived by his devoted...
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Arthur W. Van Nostrand

July 16, 1924 - August 16, 2016

Arthur W. Van Nostrand, age 92, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday August 16th with his family at his side. He was born in Westerleigh, Staten Island NY, and attended elementary school PS-30 in Westerleigh and McKee High School, graduating class of 1942. He enlisted in the US Navy following his 18th birthday. As a veteran of WWII, he served as Radioman aboard the destroyer escort USS...
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Betty S See

August 6, 1945 - August 13, 2016

Betty Sue See, born August 6, 1945, passed away peacefully at her home in Naples, FL, on Saturday, August 13, 2016. She was 71 years young. Born in Beckley, WV, she spent her formative years in Point Pleasant, WV growing up with her mother, Leola Dines; brother, John Richardson; and her two sisters, Marilyn Ruth Daly and Irene Edwards. A resident of Naples for 35+ years, she worked at Naples...
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Lois E Slabaugh

June 17, 1925 - August 13, 2016

Lois Knight Slabaugh 91, of Naples and Marco Island, FL, passed away peacefully in her home on August 13th, 2016. Daughter of Randall and Gladys (Carmer) Knight of Cleveland, OH, Lois resided there until 1974. Then she and her late, husband, Al moved to Marco Island. Al died in 1988. Lois retired from jobs in the airline and banking industries. She was a longtime volunteer at Naples Community...
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Carla Nunez

August 11, 2016 - August 11, 2016


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Robbie Lou Heatherly

May 26, 1930 - August 5, 2016

Robbie Crawford Heatherly, 86, of Naples, Fla., died Aug. 5, 2016. Born in Ware Shoals, S.C. and raised in Taylors, S.C. she was the only child of daughter of Ruth and Leonard Crawford. She graduated from Winthrop College. She married Kenneth L Heathery in 1951. Ken was an executive with the Chrysler Corp. for more than 35 years. When asked, Robbie said her occupation was "Corporate Wife". They...
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Joan P. Hendricks

September 4, 1930 - August 3, 2016

Joan P. Hendricks, 85, of Naples died August 3, 2016. Born Sept. 4, 1930 at Grandview Hospital in Sellersville, PA, Joan was the daughter of the late Roy and Mary Creedon Rosenberger. She was raised by her grandparents, Frank and Maime Rosenberger after her mother died when Joan was 13. She worked as an interior decorator for Ed Choyce Interior Decorating and for Herbert Sharf, CPA, in Lansdale...
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Virginia Marie Schmidt

October 20, 1920 - August 2, 2016

Virginia Marie Schmidt, 95, of Naples, FL passed away on August 2, 2016 at Lely Palms. Born in Chicago, IL on October 20, 1920, she relocated with her husband, Frank, from Westchester, IL. to Naples in 1978. Virginia was a founding member of the St. Peter the Apostle Council of Catholic Women and worked in their religious store for 20 years. She also volunteered at the St. Vincent DePaul's...
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Stanley J Hendren

May 20, 1922 - July 30, 2016

Stanley Jasper Hendren, 94, died Saturday, July 30, 2016. Stan Hendren, a native of Madison County, Kentucky, was the son of the late Oscar Andrew and Edna Prather Hendren. He graduated from Madison County High School and joined the U. S. Air Force in 1943. He served as a staff sergeant with the 559th Air Service Group in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II. When the war ended,...
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Caryl Joan Parrish

January 12, 1930 - July 26, 2016

Caryl Joan Parrish, 86, of Naples, died July 26, 2016. Formerly from Chicago, IL, Caryl and her husband, David moved to the area in 1989. Born in 1930 in Bluffton, IN, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Maxine Peacock. Caryl was an avid reader; she and David were members of the Gyro Club of Naples. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Parrish. ...
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Linda Lee Patricia BlairAnders

October 17, 1945 - July 25, 2016

Linda Lee Anders, 70, returned to her heavenly home on July 25, 2016 surrounded by her family in Naples, Florida. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her and ultimately gave her peace. Linda was born to the late Ival and Grace Blair, in Barberton, Ohio on October 17, 1945.  She attended Hazelwood Grammar School, Portage Junior High and Barberton High School.  She...
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Marion S. Landry

February 21, 1921 - July 23, 2016

Marion Sanders Landry, age 95 of Naples, Florida died July 23, 2016 in Naples. She was born in New Orleans and resided there all her life until moving to Naples 11 years ago. She was a 55 year member and past Matron of the O.E.S., St. Johns Chapter # 35 in New Orleans. She is survived by her son Ken (Nancy) Landry of Naples and her sister Rita Fay (Judge Henry J.) Roberts of New Orleans. She is...
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Gene Henry Morrison

December 2, 1929 - July 21, 2016


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Warren Ziehl

November 21, 1935 - July 17, 2016

Warren Frank Ziehl, 80, died Sunday, July 17, 2016 in Naples, FL with his family by his side, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in The Bronx, NY on November 21, 1935 to Frank and Anna (Bauer) Ziehl, he graduated from Christopher Columbus High School and Westchester Community College. After graduating, Warren moved to Connecticut where he worked for 43 years at...
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Theodore J. Berry

June 2, 1918 - July 14, 2016

Dr. Theodore J. Berry, age 98, passed peacefully on July 14, 2016 at his home in Naples, Florida. Dr. Berry is survived by his devoted wife of 39 years, Theresa Matzura Berry, his four children, eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Originally from Bryn Mawr, PA, Dr. and Mrs. Berry have been full time residents in Naples, Florida for the past 17 years. He will be remembered by his...
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Robert J. Gill

March 8, 1944 - July 14, 2016

Robert J. "Bob" Gill, age 72, of Naples, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on July 14, 2016. Born and raised in Bloomfield, New Jersey, Bob graduated from Penn State University, where he was a member of Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity. He went on to work for Jones and Laughlin Steel, which later became LTV Steel. Bob served in the U.S. Army as an Honor Guard in Washington D.C. He went...
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Richard K. McClain

August 4, 1964 - July 13, 2016

Richard King "Ricky" McClain, age 51 of Naples died unexpectedly at home, July 13, 2016. He had been a longtime resident of Naples and had worked at Publix in the Berkshire commons for the past 24 years. He is survived by his mother, Joanne Cellini, and two sisters, SusanMcClain and Charlotte Logan. A funeral mass for him will be celebrated Tuesday, July 26th at 10:00am at St. Peter the Apostle...
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Alexander Frank Donofrio

November 16, 1936 - July 12, 2016

Alexander F. Donofrio, 79, of Bonita Springs, FL passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 12, 2016 after courageously battling lung cancer. Born November 16, 1936 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late Joseph and Lucille, he was self-employed in the restaurant business for 50 years, specializing in pizza and Italian food. Alex loved sports. His greatest passion was for golf and baseball. He was...
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Judith Ann Reynolds

February 27, 1947 - July 3, 2016

Judith Ann Reynolds (Chatfield/Duccini), 69, of Naples, FL passed away July 3, 2016 at home. Judie and her first husband, Dale W. Chatfield, lived and worked Dubuque, IA where they raised their 3 children, Julie Bradbury (Joshua) of Zimmerman, MN, Michael Chatfield (Melissa) of Cascade, IA and Jodie Gerken (Todd) of Parkville, MO.   Following the death of Dale, she married James H. Reynolds,...
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William S. Franz, Sr.

January 2, 1934 - July 1, 2016

William S. Franz, Sr., a resident of Naples, Florida for 22 years and formerly of Clifton Park, NY passed away July 1, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Bill was a licensed Civil/Structural Engineer for General Electric for 34 years before retiring in 1994. Overcoming many obstacles early in life, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern University with his wife and four...
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Robert Orville Cooling

May 14, 1920 - June 29, 2016

Robert O. "Bob" Cooling, Sr, 96, a resident of Naples, FL for 40+ years, and formerly of Chatham, MA, passed away June 29, 2016. Born in Collingswood, NJ, he was the son of Robert H. and Beatrice Hobson Cooling. Bob graduated with an engineering degree from Drexel University before entering the Army Air Corps. While in service, he attended graduate school at Yale before assignment in the China...
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Rudolph F. Dechairo

June 28, 1940 - June 23, 2016

Rudolph Frank Dechairo, age 75, of Naples, FL died June 23, 2016. He was born June 28, 1940 in New York, New York, the son of the late Frank Peter Dechairo and Mary Theresa Cousin Dechairo. He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Foley and son, William Dechairo. Relatives and Friends may call Tuesday, June 28th from 3 to 7pm at Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East, when memorial prayers...
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Adeline Ann Bordonaro

November 18, 1924 - June 23, 2016

Adeline "Annie" Bordonaro, of Naples, FL and lifelong resident of East Meadow, NY passed peacefully on June 23, 2016. Annie is survived by her daughter Madelyn (Charles) Cottiers of Naples, FL; grandsons, Joseph (Jeana) Melazzi of Margate, FL, and Richard Melazzi of Melville, NY; granddaughter, Michelle (Alfred) Klink, of Naples; and great grandchildren, Andrew, Leah, Joey, Avery, Dominick,...
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Elizabeth Berard

January 19, 1928 - June 22, 2016

Elizabeth A. "Liz" Berard (nee Diehl), 88, of Niagara Falls, NY, died on June 22, 2016 in Naples, FL. Born in Jordan Township, PA, on January 19, 1928, a daughter of Willis and Cynthia Diehl (Eagler), she moved to Niagara Falls after graduating high school and resided there for the remainder of her life. Liz was a homemaker providing a loving home for her husband, the late Emmett Berard, and...
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Jennie Emily Pagano

January 1, 1929 - June 20, 2016

Jennie E. Pagano, 87, of Naples, FL passed away peacefully at Avow Hospice on June 20, 2016. Jennie fought bravely for several years with chronic pain from multiple diseases. Jennie was born in Detroit, MI on January 1, 1929, one of ten children born to Vincent and Emilia (Kolaza) Bitel. Her early years were spent working with her siblings and parents on a large farm in Brown City, MI. She...
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