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Benes, Laddie "Ben" - Naples  
Laddie "Ben" Benes Naples, FL Laddie "Ben" Benes, dearly beloved husband of Maureen, passed away on Tuesday, April 26th at the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veteran's Nursing Home, Port Charlotte. He was born in 1937 in Chicago, Illinois. Ben was a proud Air Force veteran and served for twenty years in the US and overseas. He was a life member of VFW Golden Gate Post #7221. Ben and Maureen moved to Naples in 1984 and enjoyed such a happy, fulfilled life in their "Paradise". They traveled the world and made every moment count in their time together. Please join us on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 10am at "Sunset Beach" at Naples Memorial Gardens as we bid farewell to a lovely, kind and gentle man and cherish his memory. Messages of condolence may be made at www.HodgesNaplesMG.com and donations would be welcomed at the Alzheimer's Support Network www.alzsupport.org
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Published in Naples Daily News on May 1, 2016
Borr, Phyllis Natalie - Naples/marco Island  
Phyllis Natalie Borr Naples/Marco Island, FL Phyllis Natalie Borr, 87, of Naples/Marco Island, FL, died April 30, 2016. Born March 31, 1929 in Everett, MA, she was the oldest of three children born to the late Hyman and Sayde (Abelovitz) Avratin. Growing up during WW II, Phyllis learned early "that if you give, you will get" and followed that tenet all her life. She worked in a munitions factory; she worked as a dental assistant; she became active in her community. Phyllis also loved music and singing. She was good enough to be part of a USO troupe entertaining at Army and Navy Posts all over Massachusetts. Phyllis married Sam on September 15, 1948. They enjoyed their life in New England and their vacations in Florida. Phyllis says she became a "Mah Jongg Addict." They eventually retired full time to Marco Island and became actively involved in the Jewish community. Phyllis and Sam were an integral part of the formation of the Jewish Community of Marco Island. She served two terms as President of the Sisterhood and was a past President of JCMI. Phyllis' legacy is undeniable. She will be dearly missed by her devoted husband of 67 years, Sam; son, Bradley, his wife,Ilene; daughter, Shonna Sherman; grandchildren, Marc and Hilary Sherman; members of the extended family; and many dear friends. A private graveside service was held at Marco Island Cemetery on May 3, 2016. Donations in Phyllis' memory may be made to JCMI.
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Published in Naples Daily News on May 6, 2016
Bresky Jr., Otto - Naples  
Otto Bresky, Jr. Naples, FL Otto Bresky, Jr., 92, of Naples, Florida and formerly of Newton, MA, died peacefully on April 17, 2016 at Avow Hospice in Naples, FL with his beloved wife, Mary Lou Bresky, by his side. He was born on September 2, 1923 in Newton, MA to Otto Bresky and Mynette (Tannenbaum) Bresky. He was predeceased by siblings, H. Harry Bresky and Marjorie (Bresky) Shifman. Otto attended Choate Preparatory School and Yale University before his stateside military service in the Air Force during World War II. He then continued his education at Babson College. Otto began his business career at Rodney Milling Co. after college and rose to senior executive officer and principal shareholder of what is now known as Seaboard Corporation, a Fortune 500 food and transportation company. He retired in 1984 after nearly 40 years of service in commercial sales and executive management. Otto married Connie Getz of Chicago, IL in 1950. They had two children, Amy Bresky, of Southern Pines, NC and Jill Bresky, of Cambridge, MA. He was a remarkable husband and caretaker when Connie contracted polio in 1955. He lovingly cared for her at home for the rest of her life until her death in 1975. His dedication to his family and desire to create a happy home life in these years was unwavering. Otto found enduring love again with Mary Lou Demers of Plymouth, MA and they married in 1983. Mary Lou and Otto were inseparable, living first in Newton, MA, then on to Plymouth, MA, St. Martin, Punta Gorda, FL and Naples, FL. They loved building homes in these locations, and created warm environments that they shared with family and many friends. Otto was also a caring father figure for Mary Lou's children and will be deeply missed by all of them: Frank Phelps and his wife, Katherine Phelps, of Punta Gorda, FL; Ron Phelps of Punta Gorda, FL: David Phelps and his partner, Deborah Sloan, of Naples, FL; and Dan Phelps and his wife, Priscilla Phelps, of Punta Gorda, FL. Otto was an exceptional and diverse athlete, from playing hockey at Yale, to adult pursuits of surfing, yoga, running, cycling, touch football, swimming and golf. He loved sports cars and motorcycles, and owned one of the first amphicars in the 1960's. Dogs were always a part of his life, from developing the miniature Daschund breed in the early 1950's, to an array of much loved dogs large and small throughout his life, including his last Yorkie, Buddee. A celebration of Otto's life is planned in September in Naples, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to Avow Hospice in Naples, FL or Yorkie Friends Rescue in Cocoa Beach, FL.
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Published in Naples Daily News on May 4, 2016
Brickley, William Scott - Naples  
William Scott Brickley Naples, FL William Scott Brickley, 59, of Naples, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 25, 2016. He was beloved and respected by all who knew him. Born in Joplin, MO in 1957 he moved to the Lake Minnetonka, MN area in 1960, he graduated from Mound High School in 1975. Scott enjoyed the Theatre, boating, scuba diving, snowmobiling and weight lifting. Scott worked for Sweetheart Cup Corporation for 20 years and rose to the position of National Sales Manager. He moved to Dallas, TX in 1994 and finally to Naples in 1996 where he owned and operated Pinch-a-Penny on Davis Blvd. Scott dearly loved his handicapped sister Lori and faithfully helped take care of her until her death at age 15. Scott and his wife Joni traveled the world on the road and at sea. They enjoyed many flotillas with the Naples Cruise Club and also belonged to the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Scott is survived by the love of his life, his wife Joni, brothers David (Karen) Brickley of Mound, MN and Steven (Shari) Brickley of Bradenton, FL, brother in-law Michael (Brenda) Fuchs of Edina, MN , many nieces, nephews and his dog Lucy all who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Jule Brickley and his sister Lori. Scott truly loved life and he lived his life to its fullest. A celebration of Scott's life will be held Sunday, May 29, at the Cove Yacht Club 900 Broad Ave., South in Naples. For further information please visit www.fullernaples.com .
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Published in Naples Daily News from May 1 to May 4, 2016
Bringardner Sr., Thomas A. - Naples  
Thomas A. Bringardner, Sr. Naples, FL Thomas A. Bringardner, Sr., age 90, of Columbus, Ohio and Naples, Florida, passed away at Mt. Carmel West Hospital on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas A., Jr. (April), of Naples, Florida, Richard D. (Susan), of Dublin, Daniel E. (Barbara), of Columbus, Jeffrey B. (Isabel), of Louisville, Kentucky; granddaughter Elizabeth Bresnahan (Nicholas); 9 grandsons, Ryan (Kate), Andrew (Allison), Matthew (fiancé Kim Romaine), Stephen (fiancé Amanda Pietch), Timothy, Alexander (fiancé Mehgan Trice), Robert, Dalton and Bradley Bringardner; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Riley Segal (Bruce), Carolyn B. Klunk; brothers, Albert, William, David (Nancy) Bringardner, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 48 years, Mary Louise Mulloney Bringardner in 1999, parents, Edwin William and Dorothy Bergin Bringardner, brother, Edwin, Jr., brothers/sisters-in-law William Riley, James Klunk, Patricia and Rosemary Bringardner. Retired President of Dollar Savings & Loan. Tom was a devout Catholic, 65-year active member of St. Catharine Parish, long time member of the Serra Club, Past President of the Whitehall - Bexley Rotary, Past Chairman of St. Anthony Hospital Board of Trustees, and involved with many Catholic and civic charities. Graduate of Holy Rosary, Saint Charles Preparatory High School, and The Ohio State University; member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. WWII Army - Air Force veteran. Family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, 403 East Broad St, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 2nd at St. Catharine Catholic Church, 500 S. Gould Rd, Columbus 43209, burial at St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the St. Catharine Parish Endowment Fund or the St. Charles Preparatory High School Endowment Fund, both c/o The Catholic Foundation, 257 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215-3703. Visit www.egan-ryan.com to offer condolences.
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Published in Naples Daily News from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2016
Brown, Irene Rizos - Naples  
Irene Rizos Brown Naples, FL Irene Rizos Brown, 93, of Naples FL died Sunday, April 24, 2016. She was born in Burgesstown, PA to Greek immigrants Nicholas and Panagula (Christides) Rizos. Irene was a 1940 graduate of Massillon Washington High School and a member of St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, both of Massillon OH. She served many years with the Ladies Philoptochos Society and was a volunteer with the American Red Cross at the Massillon City Hospital. Irene worked many nights at her brother Gus Rizos' restaurant, Rizos Steak House in Massillon or bowling with her sister Bessie. She moved to Naples with her husband 37 years ago where she lived out the rest of her life. Irene, along with her husband, were original members of the Lakewood Golf and Country Club where she was an avid golfer and card player. The biggest joy of her life was spending time with her family and friends. She married the love of her life Robert L. Brown, a World War II B-29 bomber pilot in 1946. Lieutenant Colonel Brown, USAF (ret) preceded her in death in August 2006. She leaves behind one loving son, Robert G. Brown (Mary) of Leland MI, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Her grandchildren are: Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Rhodes (Sandra) of Alexandria VA; Keith Sandman (Caroline) of Ft. Mill SC; Megan Giroux (Dan) of Lancaster SC; Robert Brown (Ashley) of Terrace Park OH; Elizabeth Hardig (Benjamin) of Cincinnati OH; Ashleigh Bryant of Naples FL; and Charles Bryant III of New York NY. Her two daughters, Pamela Sandman Rhodes and Stephanie Brown Bryant as well as her sister Bessie Brown, and brothers Gus, Lewis, and George Rizos also preceded her in death. Friends and family will gather at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church in Massillon OH on Saturday, May 7 for 9:30 a.m. services with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either St. George's Greek Orthodox Church or the World War II Historical Foundation located in New Orleans LA.
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Published in Naples Daily News on May 3, 2016
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