Gregory George Tuck

Gregory George Tuck, 59, of Fort Myers, FL passed away at his residence.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  A memorial camp /canoe outing will be held at Koreshan State Park Saturday, November 25th at 8PM to Sunday 8PM. Feel free to join at any time.

Memorials:  Greg would ask for others to hug an alligator in his memory (any reptile will do if an alligator can’t be found).

Greg was born June 2, 1958 on Cherry Point Marine Airbase, NC, the son of Thomas Edward Tuck and M. Victoria (Burns) Stillwell.

THE MOST prolific reader – from space to dinosaurs, minerals to architecture, history to fantasy, physics, robotics, mathematics, and all forms of flora and fauna, there isn’t a single subject he wasn’t an expert on. Astoundingly different, he was like the Crocodile Hunter meets Bill Nye the Science Guy with ambitions as simplistic as Howard Hughes. A TERRIBLY stubborn pain in the ass, but he would ALWAYS help anyone in need, everyone that is except himself. He either ignored or hid the signs and left us all surprised by dying in his sleep from a heart condition. When his children were younger, he dressed up as the Incredible Hulk complete with ripped pants and head-to-toe green paint that didn’t wash off for over a week. It seemed that if they were in trouble he would burst from the trees, two stories tall and save the day. A fantastic story-teller, he had us all convinced he was invincible.

His youngest daughter writes about him: “Goodbye, Daddy. Thanks for my love of reading and the Everglades, for teaching me what plants and snakes are poisonous. Thanks letting me have my first tattoo at 14. I learned a lot more from you then I gave you credit for. You were the most unique guy that ever existed and while that embarrassed me as a kid, as an adult, I realize you gave us so much knowledge because of your refusal to conform. I hope there’s good books to read and alligators to wrestle wherever you are.

While wrestling for Cypress Lake High School, Greg was described by the Fort Myers News Press in 1974 as “a 107-pound sophomore, [who] wrestles barefoot and wears a hooded sweatshirt. He looks like an elf. a broad-shouldered pixie, and his eyes peer out from the folds of the hood like a shy and comical woodland creature. When he is not on the [wrestling] mat or in school teammates say he catches snakes. Rattlesnakes and water moccasins. He walks barefoot through the swamps and catches them with a stick and bare hands.”  Greg was not your average dude. Logical or not, we all thought he would outlive us. He will be remembered in every “wood that is lovely, dark, and deep”, and in every book that is as loyal as a friend.

Greg has left behind a heart-broken mother, M. Victoria Stillwell of Cape Coral; children, Heather Tuck and her husband Zachary Robison of Fort Myers, FL, Moriah Tuck of Naples, FL; brother, Roger Tuck of Boynton Beach, FL; granddaughters, Macy Lane Robison and Camy Kim Robison; Nephew, Travis Tuck and Niece, Ashley Stein.

The Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Greg.

Condolences may be left to Greg’s family at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.


Alex Bernard Rodriguez

Alex Bernard Rodriguez, 48, of Cape Coral, FL died November 20, 2017 at Cape Coral Hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 AM, Friday 24, 2017 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33907.

Alex was born November 16, 1969 in Santa Ana, CA, the son of Bernardino and Soledad Rodriguez. He had the opportunity of experiencing a career as a Special Education teacher at Fort Myers High School, which he truly loved.  He also loved topics of history including the Roman era and medieval era.  He also enjoyed collecting swords.

Surviving are his mother, Soledad Rodriguez of Cape Coral, FL; siblings, Tania Schultz and her husband Lewis of Cape coral, FL, Ed Rodriguez of Cape Coral, FL; nephew, Mike Castaldo of Cape Coral, FL; and niece, Claudia Bernhard of Lake Forest, CA.

The Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Alex.


Martin Leo Hohnhorst Sr.

Martin Leo Hohnhorst Sr. of North Fort Myers, Florida passed away peacefully while receiving care at the Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  He was 76 years old.

Mr. Hohnhorst was born on November 6, 1941 in Alliance, Ohio, the beautiful son to Sarah Ellen Hobbs) and Herman Dudley Hohnhorst.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy and spent his working life as a repair and installation technician in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry.

Immediate funeral ceremonies are private.  Arrangements for Mr. Hohnhorst’s final care have been entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33907, (239) 936-0555.

To share a story, leave a tribute or to offer condolences to the family at this difficult time please visit Mr. Hohnhorst’s memorial webpage at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.


Jeremiah J. Williams

Jeremiah J. Williams, 88, of Cape Coral, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 following an extended illness.  He was born March 11, 1929 in Rochester, NY to Jesse and Rose (Generauex) Williams.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555.  Online condolences may be made at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.


Theresa Ann Pruitt Joiner

Theresa Ann Joiner of Fort Myers, Florida passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 following a sudden illness. She was 84 years old.

She was born February 9, 1933 in Cocoa, Florida.  She spent her career in banking, first working at the Downtown location of the 1st National Bank of Fort Myers and retired as CEO of the Jamaica Bay branch.  She then retired from the City of Fort Myers as Coordinator at Harborside.

Mrs. Joiner is survived by her cherished children Bruce Joiner and Marcia Levinsky (Bill); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law Mary Owen (Tommy) and her beloved dog Darby. She also leaves behind a number of extended family members and was predeceased by her husband Bobby Lee Joiner Sr. and son Bobby Lee Joiner Jr.

Memorial services will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Friday, November 24, 2017 inside the Chapel at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33907, (239) 936-0555. Friends will be received for two hours preceding the service beginning at 5:00 PM also inside the funeral home chapel.

Please visit Theresa’s memorial webpage at www.fortmyersmemorial.com and sign her guestbook.


Marisol Carrasquillo

Marisol Carrasquillo, 46, of Cape Coral, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 following an extended illness.  She was born January 20, 1971 in Bronx, New York to Luis Roman and Zoraida (Rios) Concepcion.  She is survived by her loving husband, Salvador Carrasquillo and two children.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 18, 2017 in the chapel of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with entombment to follow in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Friends will be received from 11:00 AM until the service.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555.  Those you wish to express condolences may do so on Marisol’s memorial webpage at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.


Robert Earl Waltz

Robert Earl Waltz, 88, of Cape Coral, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017.  He was born November 27, 1928 in Cleveland, OH to Earl and Frieda (Bigler) Waltz.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555.  Online condolences may be offered at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.


William E. Thomas

 

William E. Thomas, 93, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017.  Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia and is survived by his daughters, Lisa (Art) and April (Enrique); grandchildren: Heather (Ken), Julio (Destiny) and Aurora; great grandchildren: Warren, Oliver and Avery; and his cat, Boots.

Bill was a retired Chicago Policemen, proud veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict where he received the Purple Heart and retired from the Army Reserves as a Sgt. Major in 1984.

Bill had been a member of the Knights Templar, the Araba Shriners and active in Masonic service for over 65 years.  He was also active in the SW/Fla Combat Infantrymen’s Association for many years.

There will be a graveside memorial service on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 11 AM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society in Dad’s name.  His family and the people who helped take care of him, especially Teena, miss him very much.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555.  To express condolences or memory of Mr. Thomas, please visit his memorial webpage at: www.fortmyersmemorial.com.


Julie Kelley Richardson

Julie Kelley Richardson, 75, of N. Fort Myers died November 10, 2017 at Hope Hospice of Health Park, Fort Myers.

Cremation rites will be accorded and private services will be held at a later date.

Memorials:  In lieu of Flowers memorials have been suggested to given to a charity of the Donor’s Choice.

Julie was born May 12, 1942 in Dunkirk, NY, the daughter of Homer S. and Cora Marie (Balch) Kelley.  She worked as a tax accountant for H and R Block for many years.  She enjoyed spending time with family .  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

The Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home has been entrusted  with the care of Julie.

Online condolences may sent to the family on the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens website at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.


Jean H. Schneider

Jean H. Schneider, 70, of N. Fort Myers, Fl, died November 8, 2017 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, FL.

Funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Monday, November 13, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Church.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33907.

Burial will be at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials:   Donor Choice

Jean would be the last person to call herself a leader, but she had hundreds of followers.  Her most avid follower was her husband of 46 years, Ken.

A voracious reader, Jean was a frequent visitor to the North and Fort Myers libraries.  She proudly wore a hat saying “I cannot live without books”.  She now has unlimited reading.  Jean was proudly born and raised in Fort Myers and let northern transplants, especially her husband, know it.

Jean loved St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.  She went to grade school there and was in the first graduating class from Bishop Verot High School where she was class valedictorian, Homecoming Queen, Honor Society member and Cheerleader.  After graduation she graduated from Tampa Business School and went to work at Pavese, Shields Law Firm where she rose to office manager.

She married Ken in 1971 and moved to Foxboro, MA and then Mayport, FL as Ken was in the Navy.  The children began arriving in 1974 and Jean became a stay at home mom to better raise them, and an awesome job she did.  Thankfully she got a job transcribing court transcripts with John Martina Court Reporter working from home.  She continued working until the end.  Jean and Ken met in 1968 at Father Anglim’s CYO Youth Group.  Jean said she might not have married Ken if not for his letters from overseas, as Ken did not know how to talk to women face to face.  They fell in love and remained that way.

If there was something that needed doing, Jean did or got it done.  St. Francis needed help raising money for the CFA so with Ft. Michael McMullen’s permission, she organized and started St. Francis Friday Bingo and 5 dollar dinners.  St. Francis has met its goal ever since.  Jean was a Eucharistic Minister, money counter, ran the church store and ministered to the homebound.  She ran the kitchen at Bingo and oversaw many dinners and receptions where she contributed many favorite recipes for her followers.  Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Cecilia Hastings; her infant brother, Nickolas; son, Karl; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is survived by her husband Ken, brother, Richard (Linda) Hastings, uncle Tom (Kathleen) Kelly, Aunt Patricia (Steven) Nott, many cousins, and her amazing children, Aaron Schneider, Elyse (Jarrod) Curtis, Allison (Marco) Gray, Valerie (Ryan) Nolan, Conrad (Alexis) and six beloved grandchildren  James, Adam, Isabel, Jacob, Everly and Adelyn.

Jean will be missed by her many friends whom she dearly loved.

Her family extends gratitude to the doctors and staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for their kindness and professionalism during Jean’s last days/

Condolences may be left to Jean’s family at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.


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