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Winifred Hourigan Heath, 87, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015. She was born in Northfield, New Jersey the daugther of Thomas and Ruth (Bauschpies) Hourigan. She was previously from Zephyrhills, FL; was employed as a legal secretary; loved writing fictional stories; arts, crafts & knitting; adored cats, and her faith community at Heron Pond Apts. She will be truly missed!
She leaves behind to celebrate her memory: one daughter, Holly and her husband Anthony Buonpastore; grandchildren: David, Emily, Sarah and James.
Memorial and life celebration services will be held at 6pm on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services chapel, 2701 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 with Pastor Arthur Mott officiating.
Rev. Richard Ronald Heineman, Sr. of Lehigh Acres, FL died unexpectedly on March 9, 2015 at the age of 74. Richard is survived by his wife, Carol Heineman; his brothers, Ed and Bill; his sister, Nancy; his sons, Rick and Phil; his daughter, Amy; his step children, Alec and Becky; and his 9 grandchildren.
Richard was born on February 8, 1941 in New York to George and Bertha Heineman. He graduated from Capital University in1966 and graduating from Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in 1971 in Ohio. For 25 years, He served as a pastor in Lutheran Churches in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and here in Florida where he retired. He always enjoyed fishing and playing golf and loved to read. He had a great sense of humor, always making people around him laugh and smile.
A memorial service is scheduled for March 21, 2015 at 1pm at St. Nathaniel’s Episcopal Church, 4200 S. Biscayne Drive, North Port, FL 34287, with a reception to follow
Bernie G. Rinehart, 86, of Lehigh Acres, FL and formerly of Paris, IL passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015. He retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation District #5 in 1990 and was a life member of the Paris Elks Lodge #812. Bernie moved to Lehigh Acres in 1990. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie on February 24, 2011. He is survived by his sons: James (Rhonda) Rinehart of Fort Myers, FL and Jay (Kathy) Rinehart of Lafayette, TN; his foster son, Jeff (Tammy) Taylor of Paris, IL; his grandsons: Eric Rinehart of Fort Myers, FL and USAF Captain Michael (Tiffani) Keys of Ramstein, Germany. Services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park
Rex Douglas Duley, 55, a resident of Lehigh Acres, FL for the past 22 years passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 23, 2015. He was born November 10, 1959 in Rensselaer, Indiana the son of David and Shirleyann (Scholz) Duley. He was employed with the State of Florida for over 26 years and enjoyed muscle cars, motorcycles, Celtics basketball and especially his children. He will be truly missed.
Keith Oswald (Jimmy) Bullock, 78, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, passed away on Saturday Feb 21, 2015, at Signature HealthCare in Fort Myers, FL.
Funeral Service at Caballero Rivero Woodlawn Chapel, 11655 SW 117th Ave., Miami, FL. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 9am. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Karen Sue Hoppe, 52, earned her angel wings in Feb 21, 2015. Memorial Service March 1, 2015 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park 12777 State Road 82 Fort Myers Fl 33913
Joan Alice Brittain, 82, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. She was born in 1933 to Muriel (Peplow) and George Bull and grew up in Kearny, NJ. Joan moved to Lehigh Acres in January of 1962 from Irvington, NJ, and it was here she met and married the love of her life, Paul R. Brittain. Together they owned and operated Paul Brittain Builders, Inc., and later Brittain’s Kitchen café. Joan was a member of St. Anselm’s Episcopal Church in Lehigh Acres and rarely missed an opportunity to cheer for her favorite hockey team, the Florida Everblades!
Joan is survived by her husband of 51 years, Paul Brittain; children Stephen (Dale) Brittain of Fort Myers; Joani (Norm) Albert of Chantilly, Virginia; Gary (Patricia) Brittain and Susan Brittain Amari of North Fort Myers. She was the proud grandmother of Adam, Amanda, Joshua, Chase, Taylor, and Sarah, and great grandmother to Layla.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Fri., Feb. 20, 2014 from 3-7pm at Anderson-Patterson, 2701 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres. Burial will be held privately at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Please visit www.andersonpatterson.com to express condolences and sign Joan’s guest book. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hope HealthCare Services, 1201 Wings Way, Lehigh Acres, FL, 33936.
Robin Lee Legere Dunton “The Original”, 39, a resident of Lehigh Acres, FL for the past 7 years passed away on Mon., Jan. 19, 2015. She was born on Aug. 17, 1975 in Boston, Mass; previously resided in Marshfield, Mass; worked as a certified nurse assistant in many healthcare settings; had acquired many college credits; and truly loved her family. She will be truly missed.
Eddie ” Ern” Champion, 65, of Lehigh Acres, FL was called to be home with our Lord on Dec. 31, 2014 at Lehigh Regional Medical Center. Eddie was born the son of Edward J. Champion and the late Patricia M. Croyle on Jan. 9, 1950 in Kittaning, PA. He was previously from Youngstown, OH and had retired to his dream of always being with his family in the Florida sunshine. Eddie was a member of the UAW Local 1112 in Lordstown, OH; had been a coordinator for General Motors until he retired in 2000; and later married Elizabeth Starkey Champion on Dec. 18, 2004. He loved his family more than anything but riding motorcycles, fishing, boating, camping, gardening and walking with his grandchildren were all of his favorite things to do.
Nancy Ricciardi, 59, of Lehigh Acres, FL left this earth on Wed., Jan. 7, 2015 after two very long years of battle. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Waigand; son, Daniel Waigand; grandson, Ethan and granddaughter, Karista; five sisters: Marie Hanson, Barbara O’Leary, Laura Reed, Millie Waigand and Carolyn Hildreth; brother, Robert Waigand II; aunt, Mildred Lehnert and several cousins, nephews and nieces. Visitation with be held from 2-3pm on Sat., Jan. 10, 2015 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation & Funeral Services chapel, 2701 Lee Bld., Lehigh Acres, FL with a memorial service beginning at 3pm.