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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.
Patty Marie Fortana, 81, a resident of Lehigh Acres, FL since 1962 passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014. She was born in Ft. Pierce, FL on Nov. 30, 1933 to John and Vivian Norvell. She loved golfing, hunting, fishing and especially spending time with her family.
She leaves behind to celebrate her memory: husband of 57 years, James G. Fortana; children: James N. (Melody) Fortana of St. George, SC; Gina Fortana of Ft. Myers, FL; Angela (John) Tubbs of Lehigh Acres, FL; grandchildren: Brittney, Nicholas, Taryn, Trevor and one great grandchild on the way; sister: Ann Norvell of Ft. Pierce, FL; brother: Jack (Wanda) Norvell, Jr. of Ft. Pierce, FL and sister-in-law, Patty Norvell. She was predeceased by her father, mother, brothers: Lannie Norvell and Smoochie Norvel and sister, Joy O’Steen.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on from 9:30-10:30am on Sat., Jan. 3, 2014 at the Anderson-Patterson Cremation and Funeral Services chapel, 2701 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL. Services will begin at 10:30am with burial following at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Please visit www.andersonpatterson.com to express condolences and sign Patty’s guest book.
Aliyah Rose Pierre, 16, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on Dec. 20, 2014. She was born in Naples, FL on May 25, 1998 to parents, Shane Pierre and Tonya Stubbs. Aliyah attended East Lee Co. High School and was a very active young lady. She was a spectacular basketball player #20 and truly loved volleyball, cross country, golf, painting, art, music, dancing, make-up and fashion. She will be extremely missed by all of her family and friends. She leaves behind to celebrate her memory: mother, Tonya (Johnnie) Stubbs of Lehigh Acres, FL and father, Shane (Katey) Pierre of Aransas Pass, TX; sisters: Shakira Minor, Alora Pierre, Onisha Stubbs and Brittany Stubbs; brothers: Shane J. Pierre, Evander “Anthony” Barr, Leland Pierre, and Anthony A.J. Stubbs; grandmothers: Patricia McDaris; Anastasia Pierre and Lois Stubbs; grandfather, Phillip Pierre and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. She was predeceased by her granfather Ivory Minor of Naples, FL. Visitation for family and friends will be held on from 11-1pm on Sat., Jan. 3, 2014 at the St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church, 2182 Mitchell Court, Fort Myers, FL 33916. Funeral services will begin at 1:00pm with a Home Going Reception immediately following in the church dining hall. Please make donations to the “Aliyah Rose Pierre Memorial Fund” at any Wells Fargo Bank. Also, visit www.andersonpatterson.com to express condolences and share a memory by signing Aliyah’s guest book.
Ramona Quinones, 71, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014. She was born in Penuelas, Puerto Rico on March 16, 1943 to parents Juan Cevero Quinones and Porfiria Matos. She was a homemaker and truly enjoyed her family. She leaves behind to celebrate her memory children: Luis E. Echevarria, Maria (Areli) Campuzano, Osvaldo (Cindy Rodriguez) Feliciano, Magdalena Feliciano, Carmen Feliciano, Luis E. Acevedo, America (Carlos M. Davita) Montalvo, Ramon E. (Maria Perez) Acevedo, Jose (Mildret Sosa) Fontanez, Yanira (Jose Villanueva) Fontanez, and Jasmine Torres; brother in law, Miguel Perez; 40 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, daughter; Madelin Feliciano; and husband Modesto Fontanez. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5-7pm on Friday, January 2, 2014. Funeral services will begin at 7pm. Please visit www.andersonpatterson.com to share a memory or express condolences by signing Ramon’s guest book.