Obituaries

E.g., 03/28/2017
January 28, 2016

Elsie C. DiPalma, 91, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at her home. 

She was born April 15, 1924 in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Mrs. DiPalma was a loving and devoted military wife while her late husband served in the United States Navy. During World War II, she worked in a parachute factory. Later in her life she became a teacher’s aide in the public school system. In 1982, she and her husband moved to Cape Coral from their home in Ferndale, MI. Mrs. DiPalma volunteered with the Special Populations, an organization for the mentally disabled. She was also involved with the Ladies Auxilliary of the Knights of Columbus, and attended St. Andrew Catholic Church. 

January 15, 2016

Symeon George Menassa Jr. was born on May 16, 1963 in Brockton, Massachusetts to his parents Symeon G. Edmond Menassa and Alice E. (Othon) Menassa. He passed away at the young age of 52 in Cape Coral, FL.

Sim is survived by his two wonderful sons Mason and Mackain Menassa; sister Christiana Menassa; his aunt and uncle Dr. and Mrs. Leander Othon; cousins Tina & Michael Roan of Mass, Elyse, Alex, and  Dana Roan, and many family and friends who will miss him dearly.

January 9, 2016

Ricky Joe Schmitz, of Cape Coral, FL passed away on January 9, 2016 in Orlando, FL at 55 years of age. 

Originally from Ohio, he had been a resident of Cape Coral since 1986. Ricky was preceded in death by his son, Brandon Schmitz. 

He will be dearly missed by his loving parents, Jerry and Marilyn Hopkins; children, Ricky Schmitz, II, Andrea Schmitz and Quentin Schmitz; brothers, Jason Schmitz, Rod Schmitz, and Ralph Schmitz; and sister, Ronda Jacob; as well as seven grandchildren. 

January 3, 2016

Annie "Baba" Marie Welch, 89, of Cape Coral died Sunday January 3, 2016 at her home. 

She was born in Lanark, WV, in 1926 and had been a resident of Cape Coral since 1983.

Survivors include her six children; John (Brenda) Woicehovich, Cindy (Jim) Pastore, Vince (Lenora) Welch, Barbara (Steve) Vergo, Marilynn (Danny) Thomas, Wayne Welch, one brother Wilson (Ce) Woicehovich of Akron, OH, 23 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

December 13, 2015

Nora Ann Bartos Mohr, 59, of Ft. Myers passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at her home. 

She was born in Chicago, IL on April 7, 1956 to Frank and Peggy Bartos. Nora and her family moved to Cape Coral in 1960. She graduated from Cypress Lake High School in 1974. She began a career in banking and most recently worked on Sanibel Is. for Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as Asst. Vice President.

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