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Mary Koukos

Jun 04, 1928 - Dec 05, 2023

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Cape Coral, FL

Mary Koukos, age 95, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.A Graveside Service is scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2023 at 10:00am at Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery. The placement will occur in Memory 2 Mausoleum.

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Byron J. Pateras

Sep 25, 1940 - Feb 28, 2024

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Cape Coral, FL

Byron J. Pateras, 83, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away after a brief illness on Monday, February 28, 2024 at Cape Coral Hospital. He was born September 25, 1940 in Athens, Greece to John and Despina (nee Papandreou) Pateras. Byron graduated from Engineering school in Athens, Greece. He served in the Greek Army, the maritime shipping and cruise ship industry, as a building engineer in the United States, and finished his career working for the U.S Department of State overseas in South America and Asia. He enjoyed the water, travel, and Disney World. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alice Pateras, his sister Vera Stathes, his son Byron C. (Chris) Pateras; his daughter Susan N. Pateras; his grandchildren Sophia, Nicholas, and Alexandra Pateras, and Riley Mayberry. The family will have a private viewing with interment at the Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, Maryland with a memorial service at Fort Lincoln cemetery at a later date. A heartfelt thank you to all the amazing ICU doctors, nurses and technicians Byron encountered in the ICU at Cape Coral hospital. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to St Peter The Apostle Orthodox Church, 7470 Hickory Drive, Fort Myers , Florida, 33967 in Byron’s memory. May the servant of God, Byron rest in peace and rise to glory. May his memory be eternal.

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James (Jim) Edwin Lora

May 22, 1943 - Feb 14, 2024

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Cape Coral, FL

On February 14, 2024, a retired proud Air Force veteran, Master Sergeant James (Jim) Edwin Lora, loving husband, father, and brother passed away peacefully in Cape Coral, Florida. Jim was born in McComb, Ohio on May 22nd, 1943, to parents Robert Eugene and Loretta (Rigel) Lora. Jim grew up in Ohio and enlisted in the Air Force when he was 19. Jim graduated from McComb HS in Ohio in 1961. He served his country for 22 years and was stationed all over the world, including Japan and Holland. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Mable Lora. Survivors include two children from a previous marriage to Sharon (Bott) Lora, James Edwin Lora Jr of Ft. Myers, FL & Darlene Eades (Husband John Eades) of Buford, GA, four grandchildren Joshua Lora, Kari-lyn LeDrew (Husband Christopher LeDrew), Victoria Richardson (Husband Kincaid Richardson) and Ashley Eades, and four great-grandchildren who filled his heart with joy Aiden, Mackenzie, Isabella and Karina. He had 5 stepchildren, 5 step grandchildren, and 4 step great-grandchildren. Jim loved spending time with his nephew William Smith (wife Regina Smith) and loved Regina’s cooking. Jim traveled across the United States in his RV, played golf, and enjoyed family time in Florida. He loved his motorcycles and other off-road toys along the way. If you knew Jim, you would know how stubborn and hard-headed he was, but he had his soft spots as well. His granddaughter Kari-lyn spent the last two years making sure he had the best memories. He enjoyed his great-granddaughter's soccer games, family bbq's, and going to the movies while eating his favorite candy bar, Three Musketeers Funeral services will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota Florida on March 22nd at 1 PMReplyForwardAdd reaction

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Norman Robert Kurtycz

Apr 17, 1938 - Feb 25, 2024

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Cape Coral, FL

Norman Robert Kurtycz, 85, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2011, formerly of Detroit, MI, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born April 17, 1938 in Detroit, MI to Theodore and Katherine Kurtycz, now deceased. Norman was of the Baptist faith. He was born and raised on the West Side of Detroit, the youngest of nine children. He had a strong academic career, being the 1956 class Salutatorian at Chadsey High School in Detroit, Michigan. After winning a national academic contest (which paid for his post secondary schooling) he attended Wayne State University. He graduated from Wayne State first in his class in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He began his professional career working for Dupont Chemical Company in Delaware, but soon thereafter returning to Detroit and joining The Ford Motor Company until his retirement in 1999. Norman and Cathy were married in 1963 and had more than 60 years together. Most importantly, he was a wonderful husband, father, granddad and great-granddad. He had many nieces and nephews and was fortunate to see many of them for his and Catherine’s 60th wedding anniversary, which he really enjoyed. Norman also liked to take his family on vacations. They were able to attend the inaugural year of Walt Disney World in 1972. They were also fortunate to travel to the United Kingdom to visit Catherine’s relatives. Almost every Friday evening, he would gather the family for the weekly visit to Grandma Kurtycz’s where many great memories were created. He is survived by his loving wife, Catherine Kurtycz; his children, Lorraine Barraco (Nick) of Cape Coral, FL, Steven Kurtycz (Michelle) of Shelby Township, MI, and Eric Kurtycz of Shelby Township, MI; eight grandchildren; as well as five great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. Until we meet again. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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Corina Louise Kaufman

Oct 29, 1985 - Feb 28, 2024

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Cape Coral, FL

Corina Louise Kaufman, age 38, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Corina was born in Stratford. A graveside service for Corina will be held Monday, March 4, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, 950 Chiquita Blvd. S, Cape Coral, FL 33991.

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HELEN V. FRISBY

Aug 21, 1927 - Feb 28, 2024

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Cape Coral, FL

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Thursday March 7, 2024 at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens.

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Peter Charles Calcutta

Dec 13, 1940 - Feb 10, 2024

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Cape Coral, FL

Peter Charles Calcutta, 83 years old, a longtime resident of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, NJ and Cape Coral, FL, passed away in his home, surrounded by family after a battle with cancer on February 10, 2024. Peter was born on December 13, 1940, in Staten Island, NY to the late Dominic and Ruth Ilchert Calcutta.After graduating from Curtis High School in Staten Island, NY, Peter went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Navy serving on the Destroyer USS Richard E. Kraus, until his honorable discharge.After serving, Peter started his career working on Wall Street for various companies until he eventually was able to become a partner in his own brokerage firm in New Jersey until he retired from the business.To keep himself busy after retirement, Peter worked various part time jobs. For a short period of time he worked in the funeral industry with his son, as a funeral attendant and driver, he loved to a day trade and watch his stocks, and for 11 years he and his beloved wife were in the vacation rental business from 2009-2020, until he finally retired for good in 2020, but still watched the market daily.In his earlier years, Peter was an avid bowler, and Harness Racing fan and horse owner, going to Atlantic City for his wins and losses, fireworks on the 4th of July, which he ordered by the truckload, literally! He loved to watch golf and football, but his true love was fishing! If it swam, Peter fought to catch it in both salt and fresh water.Peter was predeceased by his parents, Dominic and Ruth Calcutta. Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 22 years, Joyce Ellen (Maley) Calcutta, his children, Denise Stancati and her husband John, and their children John Peter Stancati and his wife Marie, Jaclyn Teixeira and her husband Cassio, Dawn Eckel and her children Carli Eckel and Colin Eckel, Peter M. Calcutta and his wife Gretchen and their children, Peter, Jr., Victoria and Samantha Calcutta, Randy Trembley and his wife Stacy and their children, Kayla and Logan, and Kim Trembley; and his two great grandchildren, Giovanni and Bella Stancati.Visitation hours will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 3 to 6pm at Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home, Manahawkin, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, Feb. 15, 11am at St. Mary’s Church, Manahawkin, NJ. Interment will follow with military honors in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery.

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Megan Lyn Bowman

Jan 31, 1978 - Feb 23, 2024

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Cape Coral, FL

Megan Lyn Bowman, 46, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1981, formerly of Chesterton, IN, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, surrounded by friends and family in her home in Cape Coral. She was born January 31, 1978 in Chesterton, IL. Megan was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Katharine Drexel. Her faith was the cornerstone of her family, and of her spirit. In life she was an amazingly loving mother, sister, aunt, daughter, wife, and friend. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, which led her to a position as a Senior Procurement Specialist for the Lee County Port Authority. Probably her greatest professional achievement was going through all of the treatments and procedures necessary over the last year, while at the same time working very hard to achieve licensing for Certified Professional Public Buying, which she earned on October 26, 2023. In that, she showed us all that when your mind is set to something, there is absolutely nothing that can stop you. She is survived by her loving husband, Jason Bowman; parents, Steve and Barbara Holley of Cape Coral; children, Jordan Wilson, Aliyah Wilson, and Jaden Wilson all of Cape Coral; step children, Thea Lavender (Terrance) and grandchild, Daisy of Detroit, MI, Elena Bowman, Jackson Bowman, Brooklynn Bowman, and Jay Bowman all of Cape Coral; sister, Jennifer Holley of Cape Coral; niece, Mariah Holley; as well as nephew, Jonathan Holley. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, March 8, 2024. Details to be announced via . Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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Henry A. Spies

Apr 11, 1945 - Feb 26, 2024

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Cape Coral, FL

Henry A. “Hank” Spies, 78, of Cape Coral, Florida and Cranston, Rhode Island passed away after a 9-year battle with mantle cell lymphoma. Hank as he was known to all, was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mae Spies and sister, Penny San Martin. Hank will be deeply missed by his wife, Linda, his son, Brent and his daughter, Kerrin: grandson, Callen Solari; brother-in-law, Bob Briden whom he fondly referred to as his brother. Hank served with the United States Army from 1968 to 1974, He received a bachelor’s degree from Hawthorne College and began a long successful career in the construction equipment industry. Hank owned H.A.S. Equipment in Mahwah, New Jersey, prior to joining Milton Caterpillar in 1983. In 2005, he received the award for being the highest overall profit Sales Manager. He retired as the Used Equipment Manager in 2016 and loved being connected with those he worked with. According to many of his co-workers, he was a master in his field-one even referred to him as the GOAT. He said there was no place Hank would go that someone didn’t know him. Hank was a member of the Rhode Island Yacht Club and loved boating in New England and in Florida. He owned a number of Sea Rays, the last of which was “Just Enough.” In his younger years, he enjoyed snowmobiling at his family’s lodge in Clayville, New York. He enjoyed a friendly round of golf, but never mastered the sport. He earned his nickname, “Martini Man,” due to his fondness for one at the end of the day. Hank loved dogs, owning many during his lifetime. He enjoyed a special 18 years with his last one Oscar. He declared his “happy place” was floating in his pool chair reading or napping in the afternoon. Per Hank’s request, there will be no funeral services. A Celebration of Hank’s Life will be held in Rhode Island in May. If anyone cares to make a donation in Hank’s name, they can be made to Vintage Pet rescue, P.O. Box 194 Foster, RI 02825 or to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4464 Houston, TX 77030.

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Esther Eileen Prentice

Died : Jan 21, 2024

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Cape Coral, FL

"Esther Eileen (Wetterholm, Bertelsen) Prentice, 82, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2012, formerly of Rockford, IL, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2024 in Cape Coral, FL. She was born in Rockford, IL to Albert and Eila Wetterholm, now deceased. She married David Bertelsen in 1960, they had 4 children together. He passed in 1973. She then met George Prentice in 1975, at Strike at Reitsch\u0027s Bowling Alley. He was dared to throw ice through her big hoop earrings and within a week he stated he knew he had met the love of his life. They were married in 1977 and she gained a bonus daughter and son. She was lovingly known as Mom, Momma, Memaw, Gramsicle, Grandma, Auntie Esther, and Big Gramma. She loved being a Woman of the Moose and became a lifetime member. She was an avid Cubs Fan! She enjoyed bowling, gathering with friends and doing ceramics and was very artistic. She and George started camping with the kids at Blackhawk