Obituaries

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February 20, 2016

Josephine P. Bruno was born on May 29, 1926 in Hoboken, NJ to her parents Vincent and Anna (Sessa)   Mazza.  She passed away on Saturday February 20, 2016  in Cape Coral, FL.

Josephine is survived by her children Linda A. (Robert) Biondi, Vincent (Deborah) Bruno, Diane (James Washington) Bruno, grandchildren Christina, Thomas, Anthony (Bradell); great grandchildren David, AJ, Branden, Anthony John, and Layla; her brother Ralph Mazza; many nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss her dearly. She is preceded in death by her late husband John N. Bruno, brother Nicholas, sisters Geraldine and Phyllis.

February 18, 2016

Margie Tobin, 89, of Cape Coral died Thursday February 18, 2016.

She was born in Cincinnati, OH in 1926 to the late Lawrence and Sarah Vornberg. Margie married Henry "Hank" in 1953 in Cleveland, OH. She moved to Cape Coral in 1985 where she enjoyed playing tennis and spending time with Casie, her granddaughter, and playing Bridge. She was preceded in death by Hank in 1999. 

Survivors include her daughters Janis Tobin Keim of Cape Coral and Susan (Dave Donley) Tobin of Columbus, OH, her granddaughter Casie (Jeremy Sager) Carley-Sager along with several nieces and nephews. 

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. 

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