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Peter L. Marco of Naples, formerly of Isles of Capri, passed away Monday, December 4, 2000. He was born in New York City, N.Y. and attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University. He was a self employed building contractor in the Atlantic City, N.J. area coming to the Isle of Capri in 1975 upon his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Beryle Marco; nine children, Veronica Foster, Peter Marco Jr., Marsha Crate, Brian Snitman, Laura Snitman, Hyla Wallens, Tina Flynn, Harvey Marco and Lisa Gunderson; four sisters, Cecilia, Madeline, Linda and Connie; and 16 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Sadie Marco. Friends may attend the service of remembrance at Hodges Funeral Chapel, 3520 Tamiami Trail North on Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla. 34105. The family has entrusted care and services to Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: DEC 06,2000

Peter Patrick Wolff, 80, a 30 year resident of Marco Island, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2000 in Naples Community Hospital. He was born February 23, 1920 in Chicago, Ill. He was in the Seabees during WW II and served at Iwo Jima. He was elected mayor of Markham, Ill. in 1969 and was also president of South Suburban Hospital. He was instrumental in raising funds to build a bigger hospital, going from 50 beds to 100 beds. Previous to retiring to Marco Island, Mr. Wolff was the owner of Skyline Plumbing Co. in Markham, Ill. Mr. Wolff is survived by his wife, Betty; his daughters, Cheryl Lynn Wolff of Marco Island and Honey Hall of Vista, Calif.; his granddaughter, Jacquielynn Elizabeth Wolff of Marco Island; and grandson, Jeffrey Martin Hall of Vista, Calif. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Friday, December 29, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at the Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, Collier County Unit, 990 First Avenue South, Suite 200, Naples, Fla. 34102. Fuller Funeral Home East Naples 417-5000
Ad first appeared: DEC 27,2000

Pompilio Labra, 58, of Naples, died June 4, 2001. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 6, 2001, 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 7th, 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 5130 Rattlesnake Hammock Road. Entombment will follow immediately at Palm Royale Cemetery, 6780 Vanderbilt Beach Rd.uler Funeral Home East Naples 417-5000
Ad first appeared: JUN 06,2001

Ralph C. Lashley, 73, of Naples, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at his home. Born in Whiteville, N.C., he moved to Naples in 1996 from Lakeland, Fla. Ralph was a highway maintenance supervisor for the State of Florida, an honorably discharged Army veteran of WW II, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Lakeland. He is survived by his loving wife of over 26 years, Evelyn; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mikell and Debbie Keyes of West Palm Beach, Rodney and Sue Dykes of Naples, and Dwight and Melissa Dykes of Pompano Beach. Also surviving are five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Melba Powell of High Point, N.C. and Dorothy Sealey of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 22, 2001 at Hodges Funeral Chapel of Golden Gate, 2772 Santa Barbara Blvd. from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 23, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Naples Memorial Gardens Chapel of Peace, 586 111th Avenue. The family has entrusted care and services to Hodges Funeral Chapel of Golden Gate 455-2221
Ad first appeared: MAR 21,2001

Randolph Irving Thornton, 95, a resident of Naples since 1972, passed away February 10th at Bentley Village Care Center. Prior to moving to Naples, Randy retired as an assistant vice president of Citibank, N.A. in New York City. Randy served on the Board of Education in Maywood, N.J. and while living in Oakland, N.J. as Mayor. He was a graduate of Columbia College, class of 1928 and a member of Phi Kappa PSI. He was active in the Association of Columbia Alumni and served as president. He also was a member of John Jay Associates and in Naples, he was a member of the Columbia University Club of Southwest Florida. He was a member of the Church Club of New York and served as treasurer of the Second Province of the Episcopal Church. He was also active at St. John's Episcopal Church where he was a member of the Vestry and Senior Warden During his residence in Naples, Randy was elected to the City council for eight years and briefly served as Vice Mayor. He enjoyed his volunteer associations with several organizations, including North Collier Community Hospital, The Care Center at Bentley Village and the Moorings Country Club where he served on the Board. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Elizabeth Berry Thornton; a son, Randolph Irving Thornton Jr.; and a daughter-in-law, Kate B. Thornton; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth Thornton Rice. A memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church at 500 Park Shore Drive on Friday, February 16th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice or one's favorite charity.
Ad first appeared: FEB 14,2001

Raymond F. Schmidt, 79, of Naples, died April 24, 2001. Mr. Schmidt worked as a tour bus driver at Everglades National Park and most recently as a driver for the Naples Trolley. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; three children, H.J. Schmidt of Fort Worth, TX, Clarissa Schmidt of South Bend, IN and Elaine Schuller of Tulsa, OK; and his sister, Donna Kovar of Missouri Valley, IA. A memorial service will be held Wednesday (TODAY) at 7:00 p.m. at the Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East. Friends may call from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples, FL 34102. Fuller Funeral Home East Naples 417-5000
Ad first appeared: APR 25,2001

Reginald D. Frame, 85, of Naples, passed away January 22, 2001. He had been a resident of Naples since 1975 coming from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was a WW II Navy veteran, serving as a torpedosman aboard the submarine USS Carbilla. Following his military service, he worked for the Armour Meat Packing Co. in Kansas City, Mo. While working for Armour, he was transferred to Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1957. Over the course of 18 years, he rose to the position of CEO of Deitec International. He retired to Naples in 1975. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; daughters, Patricia (Bernard) Kelly of LaGrange, Ill., Susan (Steven) Woyicki of Lisle, Ill. and Judith (Luiz) Duque of Manaus, Brazil; grandchildren, Timothy, Dennis and Martin Kelly, Fernando and Christina Duque; 11 step-grandchildren; and one step-great-granddaughter. Reginald was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy. A Mass of Christian burial will be on Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 5130 Rattlesnake Hammock Road, Naples with Father Timothy Navin, officiating. Burial will follow at Naples Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made in Reginald's memory to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla. 34105. The family has entrusted care and services to Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: JAN 24,2001

Richard ''Rick'' Dargai, 43, of Naples, died Monday, January 22, 2001. Rick and his brother Ross Bartuccio III owned and operated Dargai Painting in Naples since 1980. He is survived by his mother Ann Bartuccio; and step-father Ross Bartuccio Jr.; his brothers, Gary (Barbara) Dargai, Ross (Donna) Bartuccio III; Kenneth (Ingrid) Bartuccio and Mark Bartuccio, all of Naples; and several aunts; uncles; and nieces. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Wednesday (TODAY), January 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 10:00 a.m. at St. William Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetary, Cleveland, Ohio. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: JAN 24,2001

Richard Bolles English, 78, of Naples, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001. Mr. English was born in Bowling Green, Ohio on December 2, 1922 to Virgil Ray and Mabel Ada (Bolles) English. He graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1941 and was employed by the General Motors Corporation while he attended the General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich. In July 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to continue his engineering education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. He earned his B.S.M.E. from MIT in February, 1945. In May, 1945, he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corp. After being honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946, Mr. English joined the York Corporation in York, Pa. Except for a short recall by the Navy during the Korean Conflict, he was employed by the York Corporation, a York Corp. Branch or York Corp. Distributor, through 1959. Mr. English became executive vice president of Murphy & Miller, Inc., a Chicago, Ill. mechanical contractor, in January 1960, and remained in that position until May, 1978. On January 1, 1977, Susan B. Ash and Mr. English were joined in matrimony. Mr. English was associated with Arctic Air, Inc. in Detroit, Mich. from January, 1979 until his retirement in October, 1980. He had resided in Naples since 1981, but spent a short vacation in Bowling Green each summer. Survivors include his wife, Susan; two daughters, Stephanie English of Lake Forest, Ill. and Teresa Carrender of Lake City, Fla.; a step-daughter, Julie Ash of Nathrop, Colo.; a step-son, Clayton Ash of Maineville, Ohio; a brother, Virgil English of Crossville, Tenn.; two sisters, Helen Ladd of Bowling Green, Ohio and Nancy Roe of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Murray, in February, 2000. The family will receive friends Friday, March 9, 2001 at the Muller-Thompson Funeral Chapel, 2011 Pine Ridge Road, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with a service of remembrance to be held at 3:30 p.m. For those wishing to do so, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla. 34105 or to the American Lung Association, 1740 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019. Muller-Thompson Funeral Chapel 597-8888
Ad first appeared: MAR 07,2001

Richard Klingert, 76, of Naples, died May 1, 2001. He was in the U.S. Army during WW II. Richard was a business owner of a retail store and came to this area from Belmar, NJ 16 years ago. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Belmar. Survivors include wife, Mary; son, Dr. Richard Klingert of New Jersey; son, Dr. Mark Klingert of Phoenix; daughter, Kathy Lachenauer of Phoenix; and eight grandchildren. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made by Forest Lawn Cremation, Inc.
Ad first appeared: MAY 02,2001

Richard L. Terrell, 81, beloved husband of Marian, nee Barry; devoted father of John, Timothy and David. Retired Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, General Motors Corporation. Served in U.S. Army (Panama) and the U.S. Navy (WW II). Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Board of Directors, Moorings Park. Memorial service Saturday, December 9th, 11:00 a.m., The Bower Chapel, Moorings Park. Donations may be made to The Conservancy of Southwest Florida at 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples, Fla. 34102 or to the Moorings Park Foundation at 120 Moorings Park Drive, Naples, Fla. 34105. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: DEC 06,2000

Robert "Bob" George Engelhart, 79, of Marco Island, FL and Bass Lake, WI, passed away suddenly on May 11, 2001. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Margaret "Peggy"; parents Del and Irene; and brother, Hal. Survived by his loving children, Robert II (Kathy) of Stillwater, Mink (Bill) of Bismarck, ND, Jim (Jackie) of Burnsville, Jack (Pat) of Naples, FL, Joe (Zandy) of Burnsville, Steve (Lynn) of Lakeville; he is also survived by 14 loving grandchildren, Robert III (Susan), Chris, Holli, Lea, Matt (Kami), Andrew, Nicole, Benjamin, Sarah, Jason, Peter, Lauren, Emily, Michael; and one great-granddaughter, Maggie; one brother, Gene (Bernice); and many nieces and nephews. Bob was born on December 25, 1921 in Waubay, SD and came to the Twin Cities at the age of 17 to attend and then graduated from the Minnesota School of Business and the University of Minnesota. He then earned his license as a Certified Public Accountant. He joined the Air Force in 1943 and earned his wings as a pilot after which he established Robert G. Engelhart & Company, an accounting firm in 1945 as a one man agency and grew it to more than 100 professionals and more than 300 clients before merging with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, now known as Deloitte Touche. He also served on the Board of Directors on the Highland State Bank, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Mid-States Distributing and the Obiates Provincial House. He also co-founded Fleet Wholesalers Supply, Inc. with his brothers, Hal and Gene. He was in the farming business with his children in Wisconsin. Bob never forgot where he came from and over the years gave back to the community. Together with his wife, they donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Watertown, SD and the Community Action Building in Waubay, SD along with funding newborn heart operations in Minneapolis and unwed mother's homes in St. Paul. They were also very active in their church and donated much of their time in promoting the welfare of the church. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter spending time with them at his lake place Pineway in the summers and at Hideaway Beach in Marco Island in the winter. Bob was famous for his quips such as "You can't come back until you leave" or "Bring a coat, you can always take it off, because if you don't have it with you, you can't put in on" and his best line for parking, "I never walked to an auction yet" (and we never did) He will be forever in the hearts and minds of all of his family. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16th at O'Halloran and Murphy Funeral Home, 575 South Snelling Avenue (651-698-0796). We will celebrate the Mass of Christian burial on Thursday, May 17th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1500 Vine Street, Hudson, WI (715-381-5120). Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial are preferred.
Ad first appeared: MAY 16,2001

Robert A. Jacob, died Sunday, January 14, 2001 in St. Louis Mo. Mr. Jacob was the owner and operator of several McDonald's Restaurants in the St. Louis area for 30 years and was the treasurer of the founding board of the Ronald McDonald House in St. Louis. He had a second home in Naples and lived here part-time. Husband of the late Joyce Jeanette Jacob (nee Fisher); dear father of Cindy Jacob; Jill (Dan) Burzynski of Naples, Fla.; and Jeanne (Ed) Shay; grandfather of Jake and Kate Burzynski; and special friend of Karen Costa. Funeral service at the Bellerive Forever Mausoleum Chapel in St. Louis, Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation at the Schrader Funeral home, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Mo., Wednesday 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. If desired, contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 4381 West Pine Street, St. Louis, Mo. 63108.
Ad first appeared: JAN 17,2001

Robert B. McKitchen, 68, died January 8, 2001. Formerly of North Attleboro, Mass., he had been a resident of Naples for the past eight years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans MA 56 and the Elks Lodge No. 2010. He enjoyed line dancing, golf and tennis and was a member of the Glades Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Joan; daughter, Karen (Lawrence Pomerantz) McKitchen of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Lois (Michael) Conroy of Melrose, Mass.; son, Andrew McKitchen of Norton, Mass.; daughter, Kathleen McKitchen of Tampa, Fla.; son, David (Barbara) McKitchen of Seekonk, Mass.; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 11th, 1:00 p.m. at Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association, 1436 Royal Palm Square Blvd., Ft. Myers, Fla. 33919. Fuller Funeral Home East Naples 417-5000
Ad first appeared: JAN 10,2001

Robert Beatty Spence - On February 12, 2001, Robert Beatty Spence passed away with his family at his side. Formerly from Montreal, Canada and Kennebunk, Maine, Mr. Spence was born in Toronto, Canada in 1921. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Chemical Engineering. During World War II, Mr. Spence served as a navigator in the Canadian Navy. He leaves his beloved wife of 50 years, Velva Jane (VJ); dear father of Dana Lesley (Rob Croce) of Sydney, Australia, Kara Michelle (Bill Goodwin) of Toronto, Canada; and adoring grandfather of Trent and Kirsty Croce and Spence Goodwin. He also leaves his brothers, William (Elizabeth) and John (Stella). A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2001 at the Hodges Funeral Chapel, 3520 Tamiami Trail North. Donations to the Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla. 34105 will be gratefully acknowledged. The family has entrusted care and services to Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: FEB 14,2001

Robert C. Spinelli - A funeral Mass for Robert C. Spinelli will be celebrated (today) Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Church. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: FEB 07,2001

Robert F. "Bobby" Green, formerly of Immokalee, passed away at the Hospice House in Naples, March 17, 2001 at the age of 49. He was born in Corning, N.Y. June 26, 1951, but he lived in Immokalee. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Smooth Operators in Immokalee. Bobby loved to fish, camp and go bowling. He had a great sense of humor. Bobby was always there to lend a helping hand. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Vicki; sons, James Carroll and Thomas Green of Immokalee, Danny and Robert of New York; daughters, Rachael of New York and Tina of Immokalee. He is also survived by his brothers, Herbert Green and Timmy Gigee of Lindley, N.Y., David Gigee of LaBelle; and several grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Graveside services are being held at Lake Trafford Memorial Gardens at 10:00 a.m., Thursday. His best friend, James Wryals, will be officiating. In memory of Bobby, the family suggests memorial donations made to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla. 34105. Arrangements by Muller-Thompson Funeral Chapel of Naples.
Ad first appeared: MAR 21,2001

Robert Frank Milkowski, 80 of Naples, and formerly of Park Ridge, IL, died Sunday, June 10, 2001 at Heritage Health Care, Naples. He was born June 28, 1920 in Chicago, IL, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Graczyk) Milkowski. Robert was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II and a retired machinist for the former Weil Pump Company of Chicago. Survivors include his wife of over 60 years, Margaret L. (Garland) Milkowski; daughter, Margaret Mary Joyce of Arlington Heights, IL; son, Robert S. Milkowski of Roselle, IL; brother, Edwin (Jean) Milkowski of Norridge Park, IL; a sister, Marion H. (Ernest) Hutter of Naples; three granddaughters, Margaret Mary Joyce, Elizabeth Ann Joyce, and Michele Milkowski. Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 14, 2001 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Avenue, Naples with the Rev. George Hazler as Celebrant. Private inurnment will be held in Naples Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions in Bob's memory are suggested to the charity of one's choice. The family is being served by Johnson-Pittman Funeral and Cremation Services, 4424 East Tamiami Trail, Naples. Johnson-Pittman 774-3444
Ad first appeared: JUN 13,2001

Robert H. Hageman, 81, of Naples, died Monday, February 19, 2001. Mr. Hageman was born in Fremont, Neb. on December 24, 1919, son of Ernest and Elizabeth Hughes Hageman. Robert was a graduate of the University of Nebraska, class of 1941 and was a member of Kappa Sigma. He was in the U. S. Army Infantry and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a retiree from Ford Motor Company, a member of the Tangier Shrine of Omaha and the Circum Navigators Club. Mr. Hageman is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann Hageman; daughter, Ann (Kevin) of Madeira Beach, Fla.; son, John (Barbara) Hageman of Winston-Salem; and granddaughter, Megan Ann Hageman, also of Winston-Salem. Funeral services private. Donations may be made in his memory to your favorite charity or the Tampa Shriner's Hospital, 12502 North Pine Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33612 or the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida, Inc., P.O. Box 9778, Naples, Fla. 34101. Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road 592-1611
Ad first appeared: FEB 21,2001

Robert J. Madden of Naples, Fla., Villas, N.J. and Havertown, Pa., passed away, Saturday, December 23, 2000. He was an active golfer and sportsman, past president of Cape May Tuna Club, member of Royal Woods Golf Club, captain of the sports fisherman "Shamrock". He was a senior agent of AAA mid-Atlantic. He is survived by loving wife, Ellen; children, Robert J. Jr., Ellenanne Schultz and Kelly Geary; five grandchildren, Dustin, Ian, Bobby, Matthew and Devon; brothers, John and Thomas; and sister, Cindy Long. Services and interment will be held in Havertown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthews House, 2001 Airport Road South, Naples, Fla. 34112. Do as he did, take a child fishing in his memory.
Ad first appeared: DEC 27,2000

Robert Joseph "Bob" Egan, 79, of Naples, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2001 at his residence. Mr Egan was a member of the Atlantic Fleet, USCG during WW II. He attended General Motors Institute of Technology in Flint, MI. He was Second Ward City Commissioner from 1956 to 1958 and Mayor from 1958 to1960. Survivors include his beloved wife of 58 years, Christine; a daughter, Christine (Tina) Francisco; and son, Captain Bob Egan; a sister, Margaret Horsken; one grandson, Aaron Potter; and two great-grand- children. Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at the Naples Funeral Home, 3107 Davis Blvd. Family requests that donations may be made to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105. Naples Funeral Home 775-4255
Ad first appeared: MAY 23,2001

Robert K. Sykora, 76, of Bonita Springs and St. Joseph, Mich., died at his Michigan home of the complications of diabetes on Sunday, March 4, 2001. He and his family had been winter visitors to Vanderbilt Beach and Bonita Springs for 34 years. Mr. Sykora was raised in St. Joseph. He spent a plebe summer at the United States Military Academy in 1942, but received a medical discharge. During WW II, he served his country as a radioman in the U.S. Air Force in Guyana and Trinidad. He earned a BS degree and MBA from the University of Michigan before beginning his career at Whirlpool Corporation from which he retired in 1988 as General Management Information Systems. Bob was a faithful member of Rotary, having over 30 years perfect attendance. In Bonita Springs, he attended the Wednesday Morning Rotary and St. Mary's Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife, Dee, whom he married June 23, 1951. Their daughters, Ann Palenske, Jane Kropaczewski; and sons, Robert D., John, and Tim; survive as do 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7th, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in St. Joseph, Mich. A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Mary's in Bonita Springs. Memorials are requested to St. Paul's, St. Mary's or Hospice. Starks-Menchinger Family Funeral Services 616-983-6758
Ad first appeared: MAR 07,2001

Robert L. Gilbert, M.D. died suddenly May 2, 2001 of cardiac arrhythmia at Naples Community Hospital where he was recovering from a heart attack. Dr. Gilbert was 84. Dr. Gilbert and his wife, Martha retired to Florida in 1981 from his 33 year practice as an Internist in La Crosse, WI. After becoming a resident of Bentley Village in Naples, Dr. Gilbert assumed the responsibilities of Medical Director, a post he filled until the early 1990's. His retirement in South Florida was filled with golf, bridge and enjoyment of the culture and climate of the Naples Community. Bob and Martha celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Bentley Village in 1991. The celebration was held in the East Clubhouse and reunited the entire Gilbert Family for the first time in 25 years. Martha passed away December 24, 1996. Dr. Gilbert is survived by his four children, Elizabeth of Seattle, WA, James of Bothell, WA Richard of San Francisco, CA and Robert of Madison, WI; and four grandchildren, Katie of Hollywood, CA, Sarah Francis of Deerfield Beach, FL, Alison of New York, NY and Kevin of Okemos, MI; and nephew, Albert Mowry of Warren, RI. A memorial service is planned for Dr. Gilbert, Thursday, June 14th at Bentley Village, Naples FL.
Ad first appeared: MAY 09,2001

Robert Ludlum, 73, of Naples, passed away Monday, March 12, 2001. Born in Summit, N.J., he moved to Naples in 1984 from Connecticut. Robert was an honorably discharged veteran serving in the Marine Corps and a world renowned novelist and author. Robert is survived by his wife, Karen; two sons, Michael of New Jersey and Jonathan of Colorado; his daughter, Glynis of New England; and his step-son, Michael of Florida. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jeffrey, James and Shannon. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary in 1996. At his request, there will be no services, however, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Women's Cancer Care Foundation, 711 East 13th Street, Whitefish, Mont. 59937. The family has entrusted care and services to Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: MAR 14,2001

Robert Marvin "Robbie" Robinson of Naples, FL and formerly of Sterling, IL, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2001. Robert was born April 6, 1915, son of Samuel Foster Robinson and Laura Jane Egan Robinson in rural Lebanon, MO. He attended elementary school in Fairwich, MO in the Ozarks where he was born. He went to high school in Competition, MO. His undergraduate college work was at Southwest Missouri State University at Springfield graduating in 1937. He attained his Masters at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Robert taught high school and coached football and basketball in Lebanon, MO and Hammond, IN. He then started working for Gregg Publishing Company selling text books to high schools and colleges in the state of Michigan. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1942 as a seaman apprentice and was discharged in 1945 as a lieutenant commander. He served the greater part of his duty in the South Pacific. He was a survivor of the destroyer USS Noah, which was sunk in the South Pacific. He and Leora Jane Grubb were married in November 11, 1944 when he returned from the South Pacific. Robert and Jane met in Whiting, IN when he was teaching at George Rogers Clark High School in 1942. She was living with her parents and teaching school in the Calumet area. Robert was in the Board of Trade for five years and joined DeKalb Feeds in 1953 and started the plant in Rock Falls, IL with Herman Cortelyou, founder of the DeKalb Plant in Illinois. In 1961, Cortelyou retired because of ill health and Robert took over as president of DeKalb Feeds and guided it until 1985 when he retired. An ESOP was formed and the employees took over DeKalb Feeds. Robert and Jane built a home in Sterling, IL in 1953. While Robbie was in business, he was a member and president of the Sterling Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a member of the Board of Directors of the Sterling Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Feed Manufacturers and Industry. He was a member of the Board of Community General Hospital, a member of the Board of Trustees of the First Congregational Church in Sterling, a member of the Board of Directors of First National Bank of Sterling. He was co-chairman of the United Way of Sterling and Rock Falls, a member of the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of the Sauk Valley area. He was also a member and president of Rock River Country Club, Lions Club and Rotary. In 1969, the Robinsons purchased an apartment in Naples where Jane spent the winters while Robbie commuted from his business on weekends until his retirement in 1985. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. In Naples, he and Jane were members of the Wilderness Country Club, Royal Palm Country Club, Imperial Country Club, and Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. His survivors include his wife, Jane of over 56 years; his son, Richard and his family; and his daughter, Susan and her family. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and two brothers. A service of remembrance will be held at Hodges Funeral Chapel, 3520 Tamiami Trail North on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. William H. Vinson Jr., officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robbie's memory would be appreciated to the American Lung Association. The family has entrusted care and services to Hodges Funeral Chapel 261-1237
Ad first appeared: APR 04,2001


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