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Wagner Jr., Richard S. - Naples  
Richard S. Wagner, Jr. Naples, FL Richard S. Wagner, Jr, M.D., of Lancaster, PA and Naples, FL, age 88, died on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital. He joins his wife of nearly 60 years, Sarah Hooker Wagner, who died May 7, 2013. He met Sarah, the love of his life, as an intern at the Lancaster General, where he established his career. Dick was a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Temple University, School of Medicine and post graduate degree of Master of Science in Anesthesiology. He continued at Temple University Hospital for his internship, residency and fellowship in Anesthesiology. During his fellowship, he was privileged to study with Chevalier Jackson at the Chevalier Jackson Clinic in bronchoesophagology, where he completed post graduate courses. He was an instructor at Temple University Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology prior to serving in the United States Navy. While in the Navy, Dick was stationed at the United States Naval Hospital in the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD where he was on the medical teaching staff and Assistant Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology. He held the rank of Lieutenant Commander when he resigned. He established his private practice in anesthesiology in 1957 as a solo practitioner, which evolved into Anesthesia Associates of Lancaster, Ltd. He was chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Lancaster General Hospital, and earlier in his practice, was a member of the courtesy staff of the St. Joseph's Hospital and a consultant at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. He was on the honorary medical staff of the Lancaster General Hospital since he retired in 1992 from the active medical staff in the practice of anesthesiology. During his membership in the Medical Staff of the Lancaster General Hospital, he was chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, a member of the Executive Committee of the medical staff, and Chairman of the Impaired Physicians Committee, which he was asked to establish. He was Chairman of the Intern and Resident Committee and in 1964 helped establish a Director of Medical Education and Department of Medical Education for the medical staff. He also served on the Bylaws Committee, Credentials Committee, Transfusion Committee, Operating Room Committee and others. He authored many articles and papers in his field, plus was a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a fellow of the American College of Anesthesiology. Dick's professional memberships included the Lancaster City and County, Pennsylvania and American Medical Associations and the Pennsylvania and American Societies of Anesthesiologists, as well as the International Anesthesia Research Society, the Society of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia. A member of the Board of the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, Dick also was chairman of the Committee on Insurance and Legislation, and served as a Delegate from Pennsylvania to the House of Delegates of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. As a young man, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was Program Director of the Lancaster Council's former Camp Chiquetan and the Boston Massachusetts Boy Scout Council, Camp Look in Middleboro, Massachusetts. Dick served on the Board of Directors of The James Buchanan Foundation, where he was chairman of the Carriage Committee and directed the restoration of James Buchanan's Germantown Rockaway carriage. Dick had many interests, including golf, hiking, birding, gardening, study of antiques and travel. He was the son of the late Richard S. Wagner and Edith Keefer Wagner of Lancaster, PA. Dr. Wagner was predeceased by his wife, Sarah Hooker Wagner, and is survived by two children: Margaret Hooker Wagner of Larkspur, CA and Richard S. Wagner, III, husband of Bess Hart Wagner of Winston-Salem, NC, and two grandchildren, Melissa Hart Wagner and Richard Seymour Wagner, IV. Also surviving is his sister, Edith Groves of Lancaster, PA, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Orange Street, Lancaster, PA on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with The Reverend Dr. Donald W. Hackett officiating. Private interment will take place in Tyrone, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dr. Richard S. Wagner, Jr.'s name can be made to LancasterHistory.org . Checks can be made out to LancasterHistory.org and mailed to 230 N. President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603.
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Published in Naples Daily News on May 25, 2016
Walsh, Thomas Adams - Naples  
Thomas Adams Walsh Naples, FL Thomas 'Tad' Adams Walsh of Naples, FL died unexpectedly on April 8, 2016 at Naples Community Hospital North. Tad was born in Winchester, MA on August 7, 1938 to Medora (Gale) and Thomas B. Walsh. He grew up in Williamstown, MA. He was an avid skier of Olympic caliber and skied many mountains in the North East and West. During this time he managed the ski department in his family's well known clothing store, The House of Walsh. Later on, he proudly restored and managed a historical mansion in Amherst, MA known as the Smith House. He moved from Massachusetts to Naples, FL in 1985. He was longtime member of Imperial Golf Club. He loved playing golf twice a week with his longtime friends. He also enjoyed his coffee in the morning with his good friend, Ed. In addition, he was a proud member of the Exotic Car Club of Naples and regularly attended the First Baptist Church of Naples. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by three daughters, all of Naples, Kimberly Gale (John) Macdonald, Samantha Adams Walsh and Tara Medora Walsh; and three grandchildren, Duncan, Graham and Riley Macdonald. Also surviving is Marcia Pack, his significient other of 18 years, of Naples, FL. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Published in Naples Daily News on May 22, 2016
Ward, Stephen Thomas  
Stephen Thomas Ward Naples, FL June 23, 1964 to May 15, 2016 Stephen Ward, of Naples, FL passed this life on May 15, 2016. Born in Utica New York, Stephen spent most of his childhood in Milwaukee, WI, graduating from Nicolet High School in 1982 and receiving a bachelors degree from The University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse. His career as a casualty claims professional for The Travelers spanned over 20 years. Stephen was known for his kind, jovial demeanor; easily making friends and quick to smile and laugh. As a sketch artist, he drew a variety of characters that reflected his humorist style. He enjoyed activities of the outdoors, particularly fishing and snowmobiling in The Northwoods of Wisconsin. In line with his wishes, there will be a sacramental memorial service held in July at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Eagle River, WI; and his ashes will be interred next to brother, Roger and mother, June in the St. Matthias Memorial Garden in Minocqua, WI. Stephen is survived by father, Roger Ward Sr., brother Geoffrey (Valerie), sons Alexander and Andrew; as well as six nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Caritas of Eagle River, an ecumenical acute need fulfillment ministry serving The Northwoods of Wisconsin - PO Box 1625, Eagle River, WI 54521. Expressions of sympathy should be addressed to the Ward family at 311 Park Ave. #205a, Minocqua, WI 54548. The family appreciates all the loving support expressed for Stephen
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Published in Naples Daily News on May 20, 2016
Wilson, Edward Peter - Naples  
Edward Peter Wilson Naples, FL Edward Peter Wilson of Naples, Fla., was called home to be with the Lord he so loved on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. He had just celebrated his 91st birthday. Ed will be deeply missed and thought of with joy and laughter by all who knew and loved him. Ed was blessed with a large and loving family. He was born to William and Clara Wilson on April 25, 1925 in West New York, N.J., and was one of 13 children. Ed married Dorothy Elizabeth Masar on Feb. 7, 1948. Together, they helped raise six children with patience, discipline, and love. He encouraged them to make life choices that honor the Father. During World War II, Ed, eager to help in the fight for freedom, enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the early age of 17. He served proudly as a radioman on the USS Augusta, a Northampton-class cruiser notable for service as a headquarters ship for several World War II campaigns, and for her occasional use as a presidential flagship carrying both Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman under wartime conditions. Ed went on to build a 25-year career with the West New York Fire Department, climbing the ranks to Captain. Ed retired to Naples in 1981 and continued to occupy his time in service to others. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Naples, serving as deacon, elder, usher, and greeter. For years, Ed was an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, and was instrumental in the building of dozens of houses in Immokalee, Fla. He was a regular blood donor at the Community Blood Center in Naples, giving the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person - the gift of life. Ed leaves behind three daughters and two sons: Maureen Mirabilio and her husband Robert of Sparta, N.J., Gary Wilson and his wife Joan of Lake Ariel, Pa., Kevin Wilson and his wife Ellen of Evans, Ga., Barbara Laetzo of Central Valley, N.Y., and Kathleen Smith and her husband Kevin of Naples, Fla. In addition, he is survived by his sister Adele Collins and brother James Wilson, 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and their children. Ed was predeceased by his wife Dorothy and their eldest son Bruce. A celebration of life will take place on Wednesday, May 25 at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Naples located at 250 Sixth Street South. The family will receive friends in Spencer Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Naples. Cremation has been entrusted to The Beachwood Cremation Society, 4444 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples (239)261-1767
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Published in Naples Daily News on May 24, 2016
Wiltsie, Peter F. - Bonita Springs  
Peter F. Wiltsie Bonita Springs, FL Peter F. Wiltsie of Bonita Springs, FL passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 due to cancer at the age of 72. Peter was born to parents Arthur and Jeanne Wiltsie on October 23, 1943 in Utica, NY. He was a graduate of Syracuse University in 1965 and attended graduate school in Albany, NY. He married Suzanne Wiltsie (nee Page) in 1966 and they had three children. Peter worked for several colleges and universities as a Human Resource Director. After several years of cold winters in the Northeast, Peter and Suzanne relocated to Bonita Springs, FL. Peter worked his last years before retirement for Collier County Parks and Recreation. Following his retirement, Peter spent his time as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity as well as the Salvation Army. Peter is survived by his wife, Suzanne; their children, Andrew Wiltsie, Heather Foley (Ron) and Amy Callahan (Greg); and his grandchildren, Tyler and Drew Wiltsie and Lauren and Erin Foley. Also survived are his 3 sisters, Susan, Christine and Diane and 1 brother, Mark; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Jeanne. A memorial mass will be held at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Bonita Springs on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Joanne's Hospice House, 27200 Imperial Pkwy, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 or Habitat for Humanity, 1288 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL 33903. Cremation has been entrusted to The Beachwood Cremation Society, 4444 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples (239)261-1767.
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Published in Naples Daily News on May 23, 2016
Woodward, Irene June - Naples  
Irene June Woodward Naples, FL Irene June Woodward, 86, died May 10th, 2016. Formerly of Elbridge, New York. Irene is survived by her husband of 68 years, Elmer Woodward, sister Shirley Bunn, 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Gulf Shores Life Center, Bonita Springs, on October 29th, 2016.
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Published in Naples Daily News on May 22, 2016
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