To our friends and classmates who can not join us.

Rest in Peace, Juan I. Concepcion.  Died February 5, 1978.  Juan moved to Naples from Maryland and had only been a resid
Rest in Peace, Juan I. Concepcion. Died February 5, 1978. Juan moved to Naples from Maryland and had only been a resident for 6 years prior to his death.

 

Rest In Peace, Tony. Died June 4,1978, Just 3 days prior to Graduation as the result of a motorcycle accident on the Eas
Rest In Peace, Tony. Died June 4,1978, Just 3 days prior to Graduation as the result of a motorcycle accident on the East Trail.
Rest In Peace, Scott Tarvin, died February 26,1982. He was a Lely High student who left in our Junior year and graduated
Rest In Peace, Scott Tarvin, died February 26,1982. He was a Lely High student who left in our Junior year and graduated from Ft. Myers High in 1978. He enlisted in the US Navy after graduation and served a three year term. Shortly after his reenlistment, he died in a motorcycle accident at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Scott was a Medical Corpsman assigned to the USMC.
Rest In Peace, Maritza Soto (Whidden), died April 17, 1982 at age 22. She was survived by her husband Donald A. Whidden,
Rest In Peace, Maritza Soto (Whidden), died April 17, 1982 at age 22. She was survived by her husband Donald A. Whidden, her parents Mr. and Mrs. Andres S. Soto along with two sisters and two brothers.

Rest in Peace,    Robert Friedhofer passed away July 17, 1990 at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC.  Sgt. Friedhofe
Rest in Peace, Robert Friedhofer passed away July 17, 1990 at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC. Sgt. Friedhofer served his country for 12 years in the US Army. We salute you Robert.
Rest In Peace,  Robert F. Baker died August 19, 1994 in Leesburg, Florida.  He is survived by his wife Pamela, daughter
Rest In Peace, Robert F. Baker died August 19, 1994 in Leesburg, Florida. He is survived by his wife Pamela, daughter Christina, son Robert Jr., his parents Mr. and Mrs. James L. Baker, and brother Steve and sister Amberdawn.

 

Rest in Peace, Maunal Ferro, Born December 31, 1959, Died December 27, 1994 in Miami-Dade County, Florida.  Further information to follow about Manny.

Rest In Peace, David.    December 12, 1994.   David Dean Engel was born February 12, 1959 He died December 12, 1994 as a
Rest In Peace, David. December 12, 1994. David Dean Engel was born February 12, 1959 He died December 12, 1994 as a result of a massive head injury. David graduated from Lely High School class of 1978. His life was short, but he lived big. David is survived by his parents William & Aileen Engel two children David Bemury & Jessica Faye. Also his grandmother Katherine Foley Engel siblings Billy, Debra, Hoppy, Tom, Mitzie and Diana.

Rest in Peace, Bobbie L. McGee, Born November 9, 1959, Died November 10, 2000 in Miami-Dade County, Florida.  Further information to follow about Bobbie.

Rest in Peace, Buddy. b.8-15-60 d.6-10-04. Don was born in Ft. Myers, Florida  and passed away from a massive heart atta
Rest in Peace, Buddy. b.8-15-60 d.6-10-04. Don was born in Ft. Myers, Florida and passed away from a massive heart attack. He touched so many lives with his kindness and never had a bad word to say about anybody. Buddy loved kids and helped as many as he could. He moved to Gray, Georgia in 1996 with his wife Lori, their son Mitchell and Lori's daughter, Ashley. His son Mitchell is 16 and a sophomore in high school. He also has a daughter, Erica, who is 23 and just started law school at Barry University in Orlando. He and Lori ran a skate park in Macon, Georgia. Buddy mentored the kids and listened to their problems and even roller bladed with them. The parents had trust in him and knew he was so good to their kids. He was such a fun person to be around. He is greatly missed by his parents, Dana and Don, His wife Lori, his children, Erica and Mitchell, his sister Kim Fuzi, and many family and friends.
Rest In Peace, Albert “Big Heart“ McGee, born April 3, 1959, died October 18, 2004. He was a big hearted Native Amer
Rest In Peace, Albert “Big Heart“ McGee, born April 3, 1959, died October 18, 2004. He was a big hearted Native American born in Ft. Myers and was a life-time resident. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and artist, and was a loving father and brother, and will be missed by all. He is survived by three children, Dustin, Timothy and Kristine, all of Punta Gorda, FL; his mother, Erlinda Espinosa McGee; brothers, Paul, Tommy, Bobby, Danny; and sisters, Joann Fregozo, Linda McGee and Minerva Thomas McGee. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul McGee Sr.; and a sister, Sylvia Fegley McGee.
Rest In Peace, John.  John W.Jones, 47, died October 20, 2007. He was born on May 17, 1960. John graduated from Lely Hig
Rest In Peace, John. John W.Jones, 47, died October 20, 2007. He was born on May 17, 1960. John graduated from Lely High School in 1978 and attended University of Florida. He was a Boy Scout attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He was happiest boating and fishing. Survived by his parents, Chuck and Wilma Jones; his sisters, Sherrie Jones and Tammy Jones-O’Connor; brother, Michael (Kim) Jones; two nieces; a nephew; and his god-parents, Ken and Eleanor MacNicol.
Rest In Peace, Lauri Lynn Strieder (Grant) Born February 24, 1960, Died March 6, 2008 in Noblesville, Indiana from compl
Rest In Peace, Lauri Lynn Strieder (Grant) Born February 24, 1960, Died March 6, 2008 in Noblesville, Indiana from complications of Picks Disease. In addition to her husband, Jim Grant, Noblesville, she is survived by two sons, Stephan Gyorkos, Tallahassee, Fla., and T.J. Gyorkos, Naples, Fla.; her father, Nick Strieder, Muskegon, Mich.; her mother, Judy Strieder and special friend Dick Lines, The Villages, Fla.; brothers and sisters, Cristi (Vince) Tardani, Nick (Trena) Strieder, Paul Strieder, all of Muskegon, Mich., Leiann (Doug) Tennant, Lehigh Acres, Fla.; special friend and caregiver, Shanna Calbert; mother- and father-in-law, Darlene and Greg Fleener, Kokomo; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was member of Fort Myers Christian Church and had lived in Florida, Minnesota and Indiana. She loved traveling with her husband Jim on their Harley. She loved to do activities with her family, friends and church. She was a kick boxer and loved walking, crafts and shopping. She was a member of the flag corps in high school. Our sympathy goes out to Ken Gyorkos (LHS 78) who was Lauri's former husband and the father of her children.

Rest in Peace Teresa 'Teri' Hunter (Layton). Born November 26, 1960, Died November 9, 2008.  After graduating from Lel
Rest in Peace Teresa "Teri" Hunter (Layton). Born November 26, 1960, Died November 9, 2008. After graduating from Lely High School in 1978 she worked in her mother's many restaurants. She went on to own and operate three restaurants. The latest one, Teri's Summer Breeze in Bonita Springs will still be owned and operated by her youngest daughter, Jessica Layton. Teri was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend. Her greatest passion was her family. She had the most generous heart, always making sure that everyone dear to her knew how much they were loved. She loved "just being Gramma." Any time spent with her "grandbabies" was precious to her, whether the time was spent potting flowers, scrapbooking or just stopping by at the end of the day to tuck them in and read a nighttime story. Teri was a kind and giving spirit with a tender heart. Her strength, courage and gentleness touched everyone who knew her. She gave generously of her time and resources to help others. She will be greatly missed and always loved.

Denise Mollica-Sanderson

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                                   Rest in Peace Denise      B. 11-16-60   D. 6-3-2010

Denise Mollica-Sanderson Lely High Class of 1978

Denise passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 3, 2010 surrounded by family and friends. She was born to the late Josephine and Phillip Mollica November 16, 1960.

She is survived by her husband and soul mate George Sanderson; her sister, Karen Labanca; brother, Dr. Phillip (Karen) Mollica and family. Nephews, Douglas (Deanna) Carter, Robert (Catherine) Carter and several great nephews and nieces. Cousin Rick (Anna) Coons and family.

Denise has a group of loving and supportive friends that will forever be interwoven with her, they were a big part of her life, they are family.

Denise will always be remembered as a wonderful, giving friend, great host and the best cook there has ever been. Her laughter will ring in our hearts forever.

It's hard to think of a world without you in it. You were taken from us too soon. You will always be loved and missed.

A memorial will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, 2010.

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Baron Forbes Sivewright

March 13, 1960  -  February 16, 2010
 
 
Bay City, Michigan

Mr. Sivewright passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at his residence, age 49 years. He was born in East Chicago, Indiana to the late Joseph and Olliette Maryann (Benoche) Sivewright. Baron worked for many years at the Mobil Gas Station on M-15. He was a football fanatic, favoring the Dallas Cowboys and cheered on the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints to victory.

Surviving is a sister, Loni (Jerry) Sharrow, niece and nephews who will dearly miss Baron; niece, Sarah, two nephews; Justin and Zach, and two great nieces; Skylar and Stella.

The Funeral Service will be held Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 3:00pm at the Ambrose Funeral Home. Pastor David Ferrante will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 12:00 to 3:00pm. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Diane Hawkins    B. 1-16-1960 D. 9-9-2013  KLINE, Diane Hawkins, 53, of Colorado Springs, CO, formerly of Brooksville, p
Diane Hawkins B. 1-16-1960 D. 9-9-2013 KLINE, Diane Hawkins, 53, of Colorado Springs, CO, formerly of Brooksville, passed away suddenly on Sept. 11, 2013. She was born on Jan. 16, 1960. Diane is survived by her parents, Larry and Maryann Hawkins of Brooksville; and brother, Gary and sister-in-law, Kathy of Estero. Memorial service will be on Wed. Nov. 13 at 2pm at Brewer & Sons, 4450 US 19. Remembrances to Larry & Maryann Hawkins, Brewer & Sons/352-596-4991 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tbo/obituary.aspx?pid=167944722#sthash.rVsslPtj.dpuf
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Jeffrey Oates


Hello- my name is Jared Oates, and I am Jeff Oates' son. It is with the heaviest heart that I announce that my father, Jeff Oates, is no longer with us. He passed away on Sunday due to currently unknown circumstances, and is survived by his two sons, Caleb and myself (Jared). A memorial service will be held for my father this Friday, March 7, at 1:00 pm at the chapel at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, at 2800 E Ramon Road in Palm Springs, CA. A reception will follow the service, and will be held at the family home at 68301 Durango Road in Cathedral City, CA. The love and support of you, my dad's friends and family, means a lot and helps a lot at this trying and tough time.
In Loving Memory of    John Boyd Hill, Jr.     November 25, 1959 - May 13, 2014
In Loving Memory of John Boyd Hill, Jr. November 25, 1959 - May 13, 2014
RIP John Hill.  John will be sadly missed by all of his classmates of Lely High Class of 1978.
Larry, his wife Gira, and Debra Tucker at our 30th reunion.
Larry, his wife Gira, and Debra Tucker at our 30th reunion.
RIP Larry Wester
Larry died on May 24th, 2014 after a two year battle with cancer.  Additional information will be posted when it becomes available.

 

James Dunn

B. 2-23-1960 D. 6-16-2014

Details of James Dunn's passing are not available as of yet.  I'm trying to get details form his family.
Dixie Henderson
Dixie Henderson
Dixie Henderson passed on July 15, 2014.  Details of her passing are not available yet, as soon as they are known I will update the post.  Prayers go out to her family.
Nancy Kanelopoulos  B. January 1, 1960 D.December 30, 2014
Nancy Kanelopoulos B. January 1, 1960 D.December 30, 2014

RIP Nancy Kenelopoulos.  Your friends in the class of 1978 will miss you very much.  You were an inspiration to all of us.  You're sailing in Heaven now.

 

Danny McGee

Sorry to report the passing of Danny McGee. Danny went through Lely High with us until our senior year, and graduated from Barron Collier. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Danny's family and friends. His obituary is posted below.

Danny McGee Obituary: Danny 'Crazy Horse' McGee August 24, 1960 to March 22, 2015 Native Collier County resident and an enrolled member of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. He is survived by his sons, Daniel McGee Jr. and Christopher McGee; daugh...ter, Sara McGee; and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his longtime companion and mother of his children, Kina Brinkmeyer McGee; brothers, Paul McGee Jr., Thomas McGee, and Bobby McGee; and sisters, Joanne McGee Fregozo and Linda McGee Mena. He was preceded in death by father, Paul McGee, Sr; mother, Erlinda McGee; and siblings, Albert, Sylvia and Minerva McGee. Services will he held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Lely Presbyterian Church at 110 Saint Andrews Blvd., Naples. Arrangement of services were entrusted to Legacy Options Funeral and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be offered at www.legacyoptionsllc.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/naplesnews/obituary.aspx…

 

Roland Townsend as we knew him and with his grandchildren.
Roland Townsend as we knew him and with his grandchildren.

The Lely High Class of 1978 is sad to report the passing of Roland Townsend.  Roland passed on      April 14, 2015 at the age of 54.  Arrangements are pending at this time.

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It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Tom Shields on December 15, 2015.  Tom passed away suddenly, and as of this posting, arrangements have not been made.  Additional information will be posted when available.