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Eloise Bovard Beckerer, 80, of Easton, Conn. and Naples Fla., retired founder and vice-president of Beckson Manufacturing in Bridgeport, Conn., died April 28, 2000 in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Conn. Born in Port Chester, N.Y. Mrs. Beckerer was a graduate of Rye Country Day School where she was captain of the swim team. She also graduated from Penn Hall, Edgewood Park College and Katherine Gibbs and began her working career at her father's New York law firm. An Easton, Ct., resident for 46 years, she was an avid golfer, swimmer and bridge player. Survivors include her brother, Everett Bovard of Larchmont; three children, a son, Frank (Bob) Beckerer Jr. of Milford, Conn., two daughters, Eloise C. Brady of Madison, Conn. and Joan Beckerer-Jones of Hampstead, N.H.; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Semler of Cos Cob and Connie Soltes of Fairfield; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Frank S. Beckerer. The funeral services will be held on Monday, May 1st at 11:00 a.m. in Notre Dame of Easton Church with a Mass of Christian burial. Interment will be private. Friends may call on Sunday April 30, 2000 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. No flowers, please. Contributions in lieu of flowers in memory of Mrs. Beckerer may be made to The Beckerer Foundation, Box 3314, Bridgeport, Conn. 06605 which will match funds to a charity of your choice.
Ad first appeared: APR 29,2000

Elsa Mayer Goldsmith, 94, of Naples, died peacefully the evening of August 27, 2000 after several months of diminishing health. A loving mother and grandmother, a good friend, a private, proud and dignified lady, a gracious hostess to those who visited her and a charitable person to those who knew only her generosity... she will be sorely missed. Of the hundreds of descendants of the immigrant Mayer brothers, Oscar and Gottfried, who built a butcher shop into the famed Oscar Mayer & Co., she was the last surviving member of her generation... the matriarch of a now far flung clan. On what we assume was a windy day in November 1905, Elsa was born in Chicago, to Gottfried and Lena (Jansen) Mayer. Better known to her immediate family as "Bebs", tragedy would enter her life when she was only eight years old. Her father died of complications from what was then, virtually experimental surgery, an appendectomy. Her uncle Oscar became a surrogate father and his children, more like brothers and sisters than cousins. As was expected at the time, the male offspring entered the family business. Elsa would be forever proud of the accomplishments of her brothers, Gottfried and Carl, both of whom rose to prominent, executive positions within the company. Also expected at the time, that female offspring would marry and raise a family. She postponed the "expected" for an education, travel and to decide whether she'd rather pursue a budding singing career. Then she met the love of her life. Theodore Roosevelt Goldsmith was a brilliant economist whose semi-weekly publication, "The Goldsmith Letter", would become "must reading" in banking circles across America. They married in 1937 and with his daughter, Anne, from a previous marriage, settled in Washington, D.C., where in 1939 and 1942, Elsa would give birth to her two sons, Theodore and John. Eventually the family moved to suburban Chevy Chase, Md., where in 1960, she lost her husband to heart disease. She would never remarry but instead filled her life with friends, her art (crafting beautiful works out of mosaic tiles that are cherished by the lucky family members who possess them) and her involvement in charitable pursuits, most notably with the local mental health association. Through members of her husband's family, Elsa was introduced to Naples, Fla. half a century ago. Occasional visits evolved into a winter home in the 1960s that she shared with her sister, Helen and her family. Finally, in the mid 1990s, Elsa shed her "snowbird" status and became a full time resident of Old Naples. She is survived by her daughter, Anne Armstrong; her son, Theodore and his wife, Frann of Crownsville, Md.; her son, John and his wife, Janice of Naples; and four grandchildren, John and William of North Carolina and Holland and Benjamin of Naples. In accordance with her desires, in lieu of a solemn funeral or a memorial service, plans are being developed for a joyous reunion of family and friends in her honor on what would have been her 95th birthday, November 10, 2000. The family has entrusted care and services to Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: AUG 29,2000

Elsie A. Tierney, nee Thompson of Naples, Fla. formerly of Chicago, Ill. Wife of the late Edward (Dick) Tierney; loving mother of five, Michael (Rosetta,) the late Thomas (Sandra), Patricia Alessandri (Robert), Sandra Amfahr (Donald), and the late William. Grandmother of seven, Sherry, Elizabeth, Thomas, Michael (Iris), the late Richard, Steven (Charlotte), Michael (Julie); great-grandmother of Casey; Dear sister of Marie Delsing, Mary Edith Chase, the late Bessie, Austin, Delbert, Lawrence, Laura, James, Jody, and Teresa Services to be held Friday, October 13, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Church, Naples. Internment St. Mary's Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Ill. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice of Naples, Fla.
Ad first appeared: OCT 10,2000

Elsie J. Codlin, 86, of Naples, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2000. Born in Grand Junction, Iowa, she had been a winter resident of the area for the 18 years and a permanent resident of the area for three years coming from Springfield, Ill. Mrs. Codlin graduated from the State University of Iowa and was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She was also active in many charitable organizations. She loved gardening, crafts and traveling. Mrs. Codlin is survived by her loving husband, James B. Codlin of Estero; three sons, Kenneth E. (Karen) Codlin of Mahomet, Ill., Dennis E. (Phyllis) Codlin of Park Ridge, N.J. and James R. (Terri) Codlin of LaGrange, Ga.; one daughter, Katherine Codlin- Wilson of Melbourne, Fla.; two brothers, Howard (Bertha) Larsen of El Paso, Texas and Kenneth (Geneva) Larsen of Rio Rancho, N.M.; one sister, Jean (Roy) Johnson of Highlandville, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Her parents, Carl and Agda Larsen; and one brother, Ivan Larsen, preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2000 (today) at 11:00 a.m. at the Island Club Recreation Center, Estero. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Elsie's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100, Chicago, Ill. 60611. (800) 272-3900. Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home 992-4982 Family Owned Since 1978
Ad first appeared: SEP 13,2000

Elsie J. Holt, 85, of Naples, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 1999. Mrs. Holt was born in New London, Conn. and lived in Coram, Long Island, N.Y., moving to Polk City, Fla. 30 years ago and to Naples five years ago. She is survived by two sons, Wilfred (Joyce) Brown of Medford, N.Y. and Leverett (Joyce) Brown of Naples; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to call on the family Thursday, October 21, 1999 at Hodges Funeral Chapel, 3520 Tamiami Trail North, Naples from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Jay Kowalski at 2:00 p.m. Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: OCT 21,1999

Elsie L. Barnber, 94, of Ft. Myers, died May 10, 2000 at a local hospital. Mrs. Barber had been a resident of Ft. Myers Beach since 1960 coming from Hinsdale, Ill. Mrs. Barber is survived by her two sons, Frederick ''Rick'' (Darlene) Barber of Bonita Shores and John F. (Marlene) Barber of Naples; daughter, Mrs. Donna (Junius) Cook of Montague, Mich.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home 992-4982 Family Owned Since 1978
Ad first appeared: MAY 13,2000

Elsie P. Nicol born September 27,1922, beloved wife of, James M. Nicol, died September 29, 2000 at her home. Daughter of Thomas and Cora Pointon. Born and raised in Trenton, N.J. and resided 35 years in Ewing Township, N.J. prior to retiring to Bonita Springs, Fla. in 1986. Elsie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs and Order of Eastern Star and former Ada Point of Lodge No. 22, Hamilton Square, N.J. Survived by her husband of 50 years, James M. Nicol; one son, Gary R. Nicol; and a granddaughter. A memorial service will be held on 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 5th at First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs in the Price Chapel with Rev. Dennis Reid, officiating. Contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, Fla. 33908 or a charity of your choice.
Ad first appeared: OCT 03,2000

Elvera M. Lampe died Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at Memorial Hospital, Peninsula, Ormond Beach, Fla. Mrs. Lampe was born July 7, 1911 in Cicero, Ill. and came to this area, Naples, Fla. in 1997. She was a teacher and head librarian for Lake Bluff School System, Lake Bluff, Ill. for 15 years and retired in 1972. She received her BA degree from Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Ill. and earned her Masters's degree in Library Scine from Rosary College, now known as Dominican University, River Forest, Ill. She enjoyed creative writing, needlepoint, traveling, taking care of her family, children and grand- children. She is survived by her two sons, William G. Lampe Jr. of Orangevale, Calif. and Stephen P. Lampe of South Daytona, Fla.; five grandchildren, Brian M. and Jennifer Lampe, both of Orangevale, Calif. and Jessica S., Travis W. and Jamie M. Lampe, all of South Daytona, Fla. Mrs. Lampe was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, William G. Lampe, who died September 23, 1999; and her son, David K. Lampe. Memorial service for Elvera will be held Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 South Barfield Drive, Marco Island, Fla.. with the Rev. Steven Wells, officiating. Donations in Mrs. Lampe's memory may be made to Conklin Centers for the Blind, 405 White Street, Dayton Beach, Fla. 32114. Haigh-Black Funeral Home, 103 East International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach in charge of arrangements.
Ad first appeared: JAN 12,2001

Elvin V. "Tadpole" Brantley, 78, of Naples, Fla. and formerly of Arcadia, Fla., died Monday, March 5, 2001 at his home. He was born November 27, 1922 in Palmetto, Fla. He was a U.S. Army WW II veteran serving in the European Theater. He was an Assistant Engineer for 19 years with Naples Beach Hotel. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathryn A. Brantley of Naples, Fla.; one daughter, Helen and Terry Hamlett of Lexington, Tenn.; one brother, Ernest and Gloria Brantley of Andrews, N.C.; one sister, Irene Williams of Nocatee, Fla.; two nieces, Pauline and Raymond Hines of Nocatee, Fla. and Grace Williams of Ft. Ogden, Fla.; one nephew, David Buddy and Marjorie Williams of Nocatee, Fla.; three grandchildren, Dan and Frank Taylor and Teresa Hatch; three great-grandchildren, Ricky and Jennifer Hatch and Autumn Taylor. Visitation will be Friday, March 9, 2001 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Robarts Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 163 North Brevard Avenue, Arcadia. The service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Arcadia, Fla. Family requests memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238 or to A.L.S. Therapy & Development Foundation, 218 Mills Street, Newton, Mass. 02460.
Ad first appeared: MAR 08,2001

Elvira L. "Vi" Baker passed away peacefully at her home with family members at her side. She had been a long-time resident of Naples arriving here with her husband, Bob Baker in 1955 from Michigan. Vi was well known for her activities in the restaurant business along with her sister, Nonie, her membership in the Pilot's Club of Naples and as the Matriarch and co-founder of Baker's Custom Cabinets Inc. She is survived by three sisters, two brothers, all of Whitehall, MI; two sons, Eric (Suzie) Baker, Randy (Kathy) Baker; five grandchildren, Heather, Chris, Randi Leigh, Kerri, Austin Baker, all of Naples, and many long-time friends. All who knew Vi are invited to join family and friends at the Butter Fly Garden in Sudgen Park (East Naples) on Thursday, April 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to remember Vi as she will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Hospice of Naples.
Ad first appeared: APR 20,2001

Elyn (Lynne) Louise Harris VanArtsdale - Our Mom, Elyn (Lynne) Louise Harris VanArtsdale was born unto this plane by Goldie Hurd Pease and Frank Pease, January 23, 1912 in Malta, Ill. She left to join passed on loved ones and friends November 27, 1999. She was a loving, caring and nurturing Mom and Dad to her children, Cheriel Harris Agergaard, Dale Pierce Harris and Susan (Suzie) Harris Baker (Eric). Our Dad passed on in 1960, so from that time forward, our Mom was both parents to us, we were all each of us had. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Heather Brook Baker and Chris Eric Baker; also her brother, Charles Pease; and all her nieces and nephews and their families. She gave her all and we learned - we learned from her and gave. We will honor her in a private ceremony in her beloved San Diego, Calif. For her and all of our family we thank everyone who was kind, caring, sharing and smiled with her.
Ad first appeared: DEC 02,1999

Emerson Leo Cloutier - A funeral service for Emerson Leo Cloutier will be held (today) Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Fuller Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until time of service. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: JAN 21,2000

Emil L. Brunner, 84, of Naples Estates and formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, died Monday, April 30, 2001. Emil retired in 1981 after more than 30 years of service with H.J. Heinz Corporation, Pittsburgh as a manager of Shipping and Receiving. He was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge No. 2010, all of Naples. He is survived by a son, Robert J. (Patricia) Brunner of Thomson, GA; five grand- children; and a friend, Gloria Ludwig of Naples. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sons, Edward A. and Emil L. Brunner Jr. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Johnson-Pittman Funeral and Cremation Services, 4424 East Tamiami Trail, where friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. Memorial contributions are suggested in his memory to the Building Fund of St. Peter's Church, 5130 Rattlesnake Hammock Road, FL 34113. Johnson-Pittman 774-3444
Ad first appeared: MAY 02,2001

Emilia Diaz, 84, of Naples, died Saturday. Relatives and friends may call at Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East on Monday (today) from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Fuller Funeral Home East Naples 417-5000
Ad first appeared: MAR 27,2000

Emily Ann ''Sis'' Cowles Hutson, 78, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000 in Naples. Sis was born August 10, 1921 to Dr. Robert and Emily Cowles in Green Bay, Wis. On February 15, 1947 she married Raymond Hutson. She and Ray moved to La Crosse in 1953 to begin Ray Hutson Chevrolet. Sis was actively involved with a number of organizations during the more than 30 years she lived in La Crosse. She served on the Board of the LaCrosse Community Foundation, was active at Christ Episcopal Church and was especially committed to the La Crosse YWCA. She was instrumental in the fund drive which resulted in completion of the YM/YWCA building in La Crosse. She also served as board president and later served on its Board of Trustees. She was greatly honored and appreciative when the YWCA created the ''Sis Hutson Award'' to recognize outstanding volunteer contributions to their organization. Survivors include her husband, Ray of Naples, Fla.; two sons, Mike (Tami) of Onalaska, Wis. and Steve (Margaret) of Mequon, Wis.; six grandchildren, Nicholas, Katherine, Jessica and Bennett Hutson of Onalaska and Lillian and Gregory Hutson of Mequon; two brothers, Frank (Sally) Cowles of Naples, Fla. and Robert (Margaret) Cowles of Green Bay, Wis. and their children, who were all very special to Sis. Funeral services at Christ Episcopal Church in LaCrosse, Wis. are incomplete at this time. Sis was a very giving, loving and involved person, wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her. Memorials may be given in lieu of flowers, to the LaCrosse YWCA, the LaCrosse Community Foundation, Christ Episcopal Church, LaCrosse Hospice or the charity of your choice. Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home 992-4982 Family Owned Since 1978
Ad first appeared: MAY 12,2000

Emily Cecilia Hand, 78, of Naples, passed away quietly at home October 15, 1999. She is survived by her loving son, Robert W. Hand of Naples, Fla.; brother, Ronald J. Pfefferle of Eldorado Hills, Calif.; nieces and nephews and her beloved pet, Moe. She will be dearly missed. The Beachwood Society, Inc. 261-1767
Emily M. Fry A memorial Mass for Emily M. Fry will be held Friday, July 21st at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: JUL 20,2000

Emily M. Fry, 76, of Naples and Long Beach Island, N.J., died Tuesday, July 18, 2000. Mrs. Fry had lived in Kearny, N.J. until 1981 moving to Naples and Long Beach Island. She is the wife of the late James Fry (1991). She is survived by her children, Dennis Fry of Pompton Plains, N.J., Kathy Magher of Naples, Maryann Ostolaza of Naples and Mark Fry of Ypsilanti, Mich.; and nine grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial Mass Friday, July 21st at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist, 625 111th Avenue North, Naples. Interment at St. John the Evangelist Urn Garden. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Pius X Mission, Kingston Jamaica, c/o St. John the Evangelist, 625 111th Avenue North, Naples, Fla. 34108. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: JUL 19,2000

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