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NOVEMBER 14, 2012

Gene "Ed" Edward Klingler, 75, of Fort Myers, FL died on November 14, 2012 at Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, FL. He was born on April 19, 1937 in Buffalo, NY, a son of George and Ollita May (Orcott) Klingler.

A resident of Fort Myers since 2004, he previously lived in Buffalo, NY and was employed as an engineer for the New York Telephone. After retiring he spent the last 17 years as an inventory manager for West Marine.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy A. (Robson) Klingler, his son, Jim (Sandi) Piccillo, his grandchildren, Ashley and Madeline Piccillo and his nephew, Gerald. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Sr.

A celebration of Ed's life will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Melvin Cowart American Legion Post 274, 899 Buttonwood Drive, Fort Myers Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Friends may sign the guest book at

Published in The News-Press on Nov. 28, 2012
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