Joseph Gabriel Michael Vidoli, 70, of Cape Coral died Wednesday June 9, 2004 at the Cleveland Clinic in Naples. He was born April 6, 1934 in Newton Wesley, MA. Joe married Marion Jacques in 1961. He graduated from Boston College Law School in 1961 and moved to Cape Coral in 1984 from Port Clinton, OH. He was an active member of St. Andrew Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister to the home bound. Joe was an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed running.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years Marion. Six children Michael (Melissa), Jacksonville, FL, Michelle (Tom) Langa, Alpharetta, GA, Christopher (Amy), Strongsville, OH, Marianne (Paul) Gordon, Westminster, CO, Richard (Monique) Cartersville, GA and Marino (Tiffany), St. Peters, MO. Twelve grandchildren; Joshua, Joseph, Thomas, Michael, Elizabeth, Dominic, Matthew, Gabriella, Aleina, Giulia, Nicholas, and Catherine. Joe was preceded in death by two grand children Casey Jo and Anthony.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Tuesday June 15, 2004 at the St. Andrew Catholic Church. The family will receive friends for viewing from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the St. Andrew Parish Hall day of service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to;SID Network of Ohio @ 421 Graham Rd. Suite H, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. 44221 in memory of Anthony Vidoli or Matthew Gordon, Colorado 65 Roses Inc., Cystic Fibrosis, 2705 W. 115th Dr., Westminster, CO. 80234. Arrangements by the Metz Chapel of Harvey Engelhardt Metz Funeral Homes and Crematory Cape Coral.
Charles A. Cinque, 71, of Tavaras, FL formerly of Ft. Myers, FL passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Charles and Clara Cinque and was also preceded by a grandson, Justin Michael Cinque in 1982.
He is survived by his loving family, of his wife, Nancy and his 5 daughters, Karen Carney (Chris) Diane, Linda (David), Joann (John), Lori (Mike). He also leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, his former wife and mother of his children Joseph Cinque. His best buddy and companion 'Bear' who will miss him dearly.
Funeral services will be celebrated at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Sunday, June 13th, at 1:00 PM, with visitation 2 hours prior to the service. Entombment will follow in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Janie Bell Griggs, 63, of N. Ft. Myers passed away peacefully on June 10. She was born June 26, 1940 in Nashville, TN. She leaves behind her mother Susie Mitchell (Madison, TN) one brother Roy (Yvonne) Mitchell, Whitehouse, TN, one sister Ruby Swindle, Ft. Myers, FL and many nieces and nephews. Janie was preceded in death by her father Charlie Mitchell and her husband R.W. Griggs.
Family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-3 at Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Burial will be Monday June 14th at Bushnell Florida National Cemetery
at 2:00 PM.
Thomas Kelly McCart, 57, of Fort Myers, died Thursday, June 10, 2004. He moved here in 1953 from Orleans, IN. He attended Castle Heights military Academy in Lebannon, TN and graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1965. Tom was a member of the Son's of the American Revolution and an active member of the Service Roundtable. In a career marked with 'firsts' Mr. McCart was the first recipient of the 'Thomas R. 'Doc' Rusk Award' as well as the Service Roundtable 'Servant Leader Award.'
What was most important to him was his loving family. He had a passion for his Irish heritage and Civil War history.
He is survived by his wife Diane McCart of Fort Myers, his daughter Keleigh Renae (Douglas) Mohney and son Sean Thomas (Sheryl) McCart both of Cape Coral, his sister Lana (Bob) Shevlin of Naples, FL and his grandchildren Danielle Charlene Galietti, Connor Douglas Mohney, and 'Sparkey'.
Funeral service will be Sunday, June 13, 2004, at 11:00AM at the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Fort Myers at 3451 Ortiz Avenue. Visitation time for family and friends will be from 10:00AM until service time at the church. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Cochran, John Erdman, Ralph Foster, James Giles, Joe Grimsley, Charlie Greer, Bob Shevlin and Bob Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Mack Heaton, Walter Kaune, III, Ryan Shevlin, Anthony Sizemore, and Bruce Warrer.
Interment and military graveside honors will follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
His family wishes to extend heartfelt appreciation for all of the loving care extended to Tom and his family by Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 and to the A.L.S. Florida Chapter, 5005 W. Laurel Street, Suite 110, Tampa, FL 33607.
Frank Postorino, son of Fort Myers residents Frank and Patricia Postorino was killed May 25 in his hometown of Glen Park, New York when he and his wife were struck by an automobile while planting flowers by a village welcome sign.
Postorino, aged 48, a 19-year veteran of the Glen Park Fire Department. He served as fire chief at the time of his death. A full fire fighter's funeral was held May 30. Donations in lieu of flowers have made to the Glen Park Fire Department, 630 Main St., Glen Park, NY 13601.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years and two sons in Glen Park, NY.
Postorino's parents are guides at the Edison-Ford Winter Estates; his brother Steve Postorino is an electrician with Doyle Electric Services and a 19-year member of Northside Baptist Church.
On June 10, 2004 Marilyn Scott was called home to Heaven, leaving her husband, John D. and her beloved Kiki. Marilyn was born July 16, 1931 in Grayslake, IL to Edwin and Beatrice Sneesby. She also leaves a son, Robert (Roxanne) Scheerlinck of IL, a step-son, Michael (Michelle) Scott of MN; granddaughters, Kim (Dan) Vorahl of WI and Teri Lee of IL, 5 great-grandchildren.
After moving to Florida in 1980 Marilyn and her best friend Elsie Hoyt served as VFW District 13 Auxiliary President and mentored Laurel Raulerson, who goes in as the 2004-2005 District 13 President. For the past 10 years she had the privilege of being appointed #1 Color Bearer for the Dept. of Florida Ladies Auxiliary.
Locally Marilyn was known as 'Grandma' by the island fisherman, shrimpers and crabbers, working at Saltwater Enterprises for Lynn Grover and then Dan Gaffney over the past 14 years.
The family would like to thank the Hospice House and the 'Green Team' of HOpe Hospice.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 11:00 AM at the VFW Post #4353 on Stringfellow Rd. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Hope Hospice, the VFW Post 4353 Ladies Auxiliary or Cancer Research. Arrangements are being handled by Coral Ridge Funeral Home.
Joseph H. Beale, Jr., 80, of Lehigh Acres, FL went to be with the Lord. Born in Oswego, NY February 7, 1924 to Joseph and Mildred Beale. Served in WWII with the 97 Inf. Div.
Survived by his wife Jean of 55 years and his children Beth Criswell (Ernest) and Joseph III, 4 grandchildren James, Katharine, Joseph, and Gretchen Peed and 4 great-grandchildren.
Employed by Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. for 37 years. Before moving to Florida, he was active in the Boy Scouts for 27 years and awarded the Silver Beaver for outstanding service.
Joe was active in the masons, a Past Master of Hiram Lodge #144 in Fulton, NY.
After moving to Florida in 1987 he became active in Araba Shrine, belonging to the Hospitality Unit and past President of the FL Shrine Greeters and Hospitality Assoc., also Executive Aide to the Potentate and past President of L.A. Shrine Club.
Joe belonged to Christ United Methodist Church where he was leader to Adult Fellowship Sunday school class.
Masonic service will be held Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 10:00 AM, memorial service will be held Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 10:30 AM, both will be held at Christ United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Christ United Methodist Church or the Araba Shrine Center.
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Doris M. Black, 79 of Port Charlotte, FL passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Bon Secours-St. Joseph Hospital in Port Charlotte. Doris was born Feb. 10, 1925 in Owensboro, Kentucky and moved from Evansville, Indiana, to Florida in 1959. She was a resident of Charlotte County for 44 years.
As a legal secretary for the Wotitzky law firm of Punta Gorda for many years, Doris worked for Sam Conrad, Judge Jack Schoonover and David Johnson.
She is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Steve) Powell of Ft. Myers; granddaughters Stephanie Carlson (Robert), Sunshine Powell, Christy Powell, Julie Beatson of Ft. Myers and 7 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM Friday, June 18, 2004 at the Chapel of Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 1380 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. Burial will follow at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 4944 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home.
Iva Geneva Lake Crouch, daughter of John and Emma Weaver Lake, was born in Grant County, Indiana, February 22, 1901 and departed this life in Cape Coral, FL June 13, 2004 at the age of 103. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Crouch, in 1961.
She is survived by her daughter Evelyn (Dwight) Talbott, N. Ft. Myers, FL, son Larry Crouch, Las Vegas, NV, 9 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great grandchildren, and two great-great-great grandchildren and sister Alta (Charles) Davis.
A funeral service celebrating her long life will be conducted in the N. Ft. Myers Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday at 3 PM. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Grant Memorial Cemetery, Marion, IN on Friday.
Macie D. Durham passed away on June 12, 2004. She is survived by her grandchildren: David Durham and Lisa Phillips, and her great-grandchildren: Autumn, Hunter and London Phillips, and Sarah Durham. Her husband of 60 years, Jack, and her son Jerry, preceded her in death.
She was born May 9, 1921 in Cullman County, AL and soon moved to Lawrenceburg, TN where she grew up. She attended Austin Peay College and afterward married her childhood sweetheart in 1941. In 1949 she moved to Atlanta where she worked with her husband at the Firestone Tire Store that he owned and operated. She also kept very busy with her son and homemaking.
In 1985, they retired to Ft. Myers, FL and joined th Winkler Road Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, with viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be directed to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 in her honor.
Macie was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.