Robert Allen (Bobby) Mays, 64 formerly of Louisville, KY, died at his residence in Ft. Myers. He was retired from Reynolds Metal Co., of Louisville, KY.
He is survived by his wife Barbara A. Snider, two daughters Linda K. Spellman, Corydon, IN, Brenda Lee Johnson, mother Martha Smith, two brothers James Lawrence Mays, Riverview, FL, Donald L. Mays, one sister Bonnie J. Bogg and half brother John Stanley Mays all of Louisville, KY, and 5 grandchildren.
There will be no memorial services at his request, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Lee County of American Cancer Society.
Leopold S. 'Leo' Lisiewski, 84, of Ft. Myers, FL, formerly of Trenton, NJ, died Monday Sept. 29, 2003 at Calusa Harbour Nursing Home in Ft. Myers, FL. Born in Trenton, NJ in 1918, he was a resident of Hamilton Township for 64 years before retiring to Cape Coral, FL. Mr. Lisiewski retired from IMO Delaval in 1986 where he worked as a quality control inspector for 20 years. He also worked at U.S. Steel, ST. Regis Paper and Fuller Brush. He was a member of St. Hedwigs Church and the Hamilton Elks while residing in Hamilton and St. Andrew Catholic Church and the Cape Coral Elks in Florida. He enjoyed reading, writing poetry, portrait painting, woodworking, traveling and family get-togethers. Leo was the son of the later Joseph and Josepha Lisiewski, and brother of the later John, Joseph and Cecila Webber and father of the late Carla Poreda.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Clara Domboski Lisiewski of Cape Coral; son, Richard (Joanne) Lisiewski of Hamilton, NJ; daughter, Suzanne Sorg of Cape Coral; 5 grandchildren, Christopher (Emily) Poreda of Hoboken, NJ; Sean Poreda of Oakland, CA; Serena (Thierry) Petiteau of Villeparisis, France, David Poreda of Frankfurt, Germany and Juliann Sorg of Cape Coral, FL, a great grandson, Hudson Poreda of Hoboken, NY, brother Edward (Betty) Lisiewski of Ewing, NJ; sisters, Mary Miloszar of Trenton, NJ and Helen (Daniel) Bonfrancesco of Trenton, NJ; brother-in-law Edward Domboski and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 3, 2003 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral, FL. The family will be present on Friday from noon until 2:00 PM to receive friends in the funeral home. Arrangements by Coral Ridge Funeral Home of Cape Coral.
Ruth S. Biery died September 17, 2003 at Hospice House in the Pavilion at Shell Point Village. She was a loving wife, friend, mother and grandmother. Ruth was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Over the years, she lived in Indiana, New York and Florida. She was a teacher in Michigan City, Indiana before moving to Syracuse, NY. She was active in church, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. She volunteered at Head Start in Ft. Myers for many years. In recent years, she resided at Calusa Harbor where she was an avid reader, bridge player and a kind friend of many.
Donations to Hope Hospice would a fitting memorial. Her husband Paul F. Biery died in 1980.
She is survived by a brother, Edgar Stevens of Wisconsin; a daughter, Laura Whipple of New Jersey; a son, Fred Biery of Ft. Myers, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She will be remembered and loved by all.
Duane E. Brindley, at 41, passed away August 31, 2003, at his home. Cherished in his loving memory, his son Arron Brindley, 2 daughters Ashley Brindley and Shannon Brindley, loving mother and father, Odel and Shirlene Brindley and 2 brothers Joe Brindley and his wife and 2 children and Bruce Brindley and his wife and 3 sons.
He was born in Beach Grove, IN., moved to Ft. Myers, in 1972, where he worked as a general contractor until his passing.
Services will be held at 'My Fathers House' at 10960 Orange River Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL. 33905. Pastor Carl Bailey will conduct the service, 6:00-7:30 PM on Sept. 9, 2003. Flowers can be sent to 'My Fathers House.' Cremation arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home.
Charles Joslyn Wilson, 85, died Saturday, July 26, 2003 at Hospice House. He grew up in Pelham Manor, New York, and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University. He was a partner at Cresap, McCormick & Paget, market research firm, in New York City. He received his PHD. in Anthropology from Columbia where he taught in the graduate School of Business. He was a resident of Rowayton, Connecticut for many years and of Sanibel, FL. He was Chairman of the Sanibel/Captiva Conservation Association and was instrumental in getting the University of Florida to explore and excavate the Indian Mounds on both Islands. He has been an active member of the Tallahassee Duplicate Bridge Club.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Schroeder Wilson, and a son and daughter-in-law Charles Anthony and Patricia Wilson of Charlottesville, Virginia and a daughter, Joslyn Wilson of Tallahassee, Florida, and by grandchildren, Emily Wilson of Tallahassee, Florida, and Riley and Madeline Wilson, of Charlottesville, Virginia.
There will be no service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sanibel/Captiva Conservation Association. Arrangements by Bevis Funeral Home, 2710 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303.
Born November 11, 1950 in Atmore, Alabama. On July 28, 2003 he left on his journey to his final resting place. For those who knew Steve, know that he was a quiet man, but his lack of words didn't mean that he wasn't full of kindness, caring, wisdom, giving and all of the qualities that make a wonderful husband, father and friend. For twenty-seven years he was my rock. Our marriage produced five beautiful children Alvin, Steven, Lisa, Carrie and Karl all of Ft. Myers, Florida. One daughter Debbie of Huntsville, Texas from a prior marriage, three sisters, one brother, two grandchildren, Cody and Adriana, aunts, uncles, neices, nephews, cousins and friends too many to name. His love's were his family, music, riding his motorcycle and hard work. There was never a child that entered his home that wasn't loved just like his own. Steve darling there won't be a day that goes by that I won't think of you and miss you and long to see you once more. The memories of our years together will bring our family the comfort and peace that we so desperately seek during this time of sorrow.
Herrick C. Ridlon, MD, died July 31, 2003 at his home in Naples, Florida following a long illness. He was born on February 20, 1932 in Bangor, Maine, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Magnus F. Ridlon. He attended Hebron Academy, and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College in 1954.
Dr. Ridlon earned his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1958.
Dr. Ridlon practiced Urology in Hartford, Connecticut until his retirement in 1992, at which time he was Director of Urology at the Hartford Hospital, and Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Connecticut. Among the many offices he held at the Hartford Hospital were Executive Committee of Staff, Vice President of the Hartford Hospital Staff, Chairman of the Medical Building Committee, Chairman of the Marketing and Outreach Committee, and a member of the Organ Transplant Committee. He was also the Chief of Urology at Newington Children's Hospital from 1969 to 1975. Nationally, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Urology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was also a member of the Connecticut State Medical Society, American Urological Association, and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons. During his career, he presented numerous papers at medical conferences, and was published in several medical journals.
He was very active in the local community as President of the Bowdoin Alumni Club of Connecticut, Director of the West Hartford Swim Club, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hartt Musical Foundation of the University of Hartford, and a member of the Hartford Golf Club.
In 1958, he married Mary Bass Pierce of Woodstock, Vermont. They resided in West Hartford, Connecticut until his retirement when they moved to Punta Gorda, Florida, for seven years, and then to Naples until his death.
His avocations included photography, travel, and fishing. For 40 years, Dr. Ridlon had a serious interest in photography, and was a member of the Photographic Society of America earning four stars in color photography and three stars in travel photography. He was a past president of the Photo Arts Group of the Charlotte County Art Guild in Punta Gorda.
Dr. Ridlon is survived by his wife; a son, Lieutenant Colonel David Pierce Ridlon, daughter-in-law Kathleen C. Ridlon, and a granddaughter Lauren E. Ridlon, all from Columbia, Maryland. He is also survived by a brother Dean E. Ridlon of Needham, Massachusetts; his mother Marie C. Ridlon of Brunswick, Maine; and four nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday August 5, 2003 at the Naples United Church of Christ, Crayton Road, Naples, Interment will be at a later date in Bangor, Maine.
Betty Jane Renno, 85, of Ft. Myers formerly of Cape Coral, died Friday, July 25, 2003. She was born in Pontiac, MI. and raised in Muncie, Indiana. She was a secretary at International Harvester in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Donald. She is survived by cousins, Sharon Grover of Texas and Joseph R. Higi III of Indiana.
Cremation arrangements by Metz Funeral Home. Services are pending in Muncie which will be her final resting place.
Funeral services for Annie Lou Pollard will be 2:30 PM Saturday from Friendship Baptist Church, 2030 Palm Ave., Ft. Myers, Visitation will be 6-8 PM TODAY from Hickson Funeral HOme. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hickson Funeral Home Inc., 2530 Highland Ave., Ft. Myers.
Magdalene E. Engler, 91, of Ft. Myers passed away March 30, 2004. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Horizon Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
John James Williams, 79, of Muse, passed away Sept. 29, 2003 in Muse. He was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Baker Hill, AL to Browder Williams and Minnie Mae Johnson Williams. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII in the South Pacific. John was a longtime resident of Muse.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-three years, Wilma Jean Williams, son, John Jr., daughters, Nita, Bonnie, and Robin and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
A graveside funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, 10:30 AM at the Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle with Pastor Bob Moore officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by American Legion Post #130. Visitation is scheduled Thursday from 7-9 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL.
Danine Kaye Ayre, age 20, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2004, in Cape Coral, Florida. Danine was born on September 20, 1983 in Ft. Myers, Florida and attended Gulf Elementary and Middle Schools, Mariner High School, and Cape Coral High School. She was the daughter of Tracy K. Ayre-Kenney and Douglas R. Ayre and the step-daughter of Kerry J. Kenney.
She is survived by a brother Todd R. Ayre, step-sister and step-brothers; Alea, Kerry, and Shawn Kenney, grandparents Roland and Winifred Larsen, and Harold M. Ayre. Her grandmother Agnes I. Ayre preceded her in death. She is also survived by aunts and uncles, Lorene and Larry Davis, Leslie Ayre-Jascke, Kenneth, Cathy, and Margot Ayre and many cousins and friends.
She was multitalented, brilliant, and beautiful and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
A memorial service will be held at the Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 S.W. 20th Ave., Cape Coral, Florida, on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004 at 11:00 AM followed by burial at sea on Sunday, February 8th. In lieu of flowers a donation to a charity of choice is appreciated. Arrangements and cremation service by Anderson Funeral Home.
Mary Jane Cartright, 62, of Ft. Myers, Florida passed away January 30, 2004. She was born May 31, 1941 in Council Bluffs, Iowa the daughter of Charles H. and Catherine E. (Fountain) Hayes, Sr.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her beloved husband Thomas M. Cartright, Jr. of Ft. Myers, Florida, 6 children; Jodi K. Marmolejo of Texas, Penny K. Benton of Ft. Myers, Florida, Lisa H. Miles of Sandpoint, Idaho, Thomas M. Cartright III of Alabama, Johan E. Cartright of Texas, and Kathleen P. Bean of Illinois, 8 grandchildren, Johan S. Cartright of Florida, Amanda J. Hoffman of Idaho, Veronica M. Hoffman of Idaho, Corey I. Hoffman of Idaho, Mandy McDowell of Oregon, Sherry McDowell of Oregon, Doug Bean of Illinois, and Jackie Bean of Illinois, 2 sisters; Lucy Harkness of South Dakota and Barbara J. Hayes of Nebraska, 2 brothers; Charles Hayes, Jr. of Nebraska and Dale Swanthaski of Colorado.
Memorial services will be at Hope Hospice HealthPark Chapel, Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at 1:00 PM. Burial will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary Jane's loving memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, Florida 33908.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, Cemetery, & Crematory, 12777 State Road 82, Ft. Myers, Florida. (239) 334-4880.