Popular Marco restaurateur Tony Rainone dies at 54
Published 9/22/2008 at 5:52 p.m. 9 comments
Marco Island has lost a little inspired craziness with the passing of restaurateur Tony Rainone. No longer will the man with the mile-wide smile be seen tooling around the island in his jaunty pink truck.
Marco community stunned by death of former high-ranking city official Greg Niles
Published 6/2/2008 at 5:18 p.m. 3 comments
Former Marco Island Community Development Director Greg Niles died Saturday in North Carolina at age 44, apparently of a heart attack. Niles was Guilford County Planning Director.
Special tribute: Gil Nordell — part of the Island’s history
Published 5/19/2008 at 10:35 p.m. 0 comments
When Gil Nordell came to Marco Island, he was 50 years old. Gil had been born and raised in Minnesota, and with the monumental age of 50, Gil felt that it was time to find Florida. The year was 1965, ...
Leslie Jureit passes away silently
Published 2/11/2008 at 7:38 p.m. 2 comments
Although in a lot of pain, up to the bitter end Leslie Juriet fought her battle with breast cancer. She lost that battle on Feb. 5 this year. Juriet and Cindy Mueller were co-owners and operators of Center Stage Productions, ...
'He loved the water': Family reflects on life of one of Doxsee clan's patriarchs
Published 11/15/2007 at 12:52 p.m. 0 comments
Dwight C. Doxsee, 72, passed away Tuesday doing what he loved, navigating the waters off Marco Island, looking for a good catch on a crisp, clear day. Dwight Doxsee follows his father, Ralph Doxsee, who passed away earlier this year ...
Adela Medina: Popular Shops of Marco Publix associate loses battle with cancer
Published 9/12/2007 at 1:02 p.m. 2 comments
Publix associates at the Shops of Marco were markedly emotional at the start of the workweek, after learning of the Sept. 8 passing of cashier Adela Medina.
Island Hopper: In memoriam: Tim Crandall
Published 9/12/2007 at 11:38 a.m. 3 comments
If the local music scene seems to have a little less color to it in the weeks and months to come, there’s a reason. Longtime local favorite entertainer Tim Crandall passed away suddenly a week ago, and friends, fans, and ...
Tim Crandall, beloved musician, dies
Published 9/10/2007 at 12:02 p.m. 14 comments
Timothy Walter Crandall, a well-known, well-loved Marco Island entertainer, died Sept. 6. He was 44.
Marco icon and native Ralph Doxsee dies at 94
Published 9/7/2007 at 6:58 p.m. 0 comments
Tributes and good wishes have poured in over the past few days for Ralph Clinton Doxsee, 94, a Marco Island native who died on Sept. 5 following a heart attack 12 days earlier.
Well-know Realtor dies
Published 8/13/2007 at 3:42 p.m. 0 comments
Carole Sbertoli, a well-known Realtor, died on Sunday morning after becoming ill at the YMCA on Saturday. City fire and rescue and police responded to a 911 call at 9:05 a.m. on a report that she was unconscious.
Peterka memorial to be held today
Updated 2/9/2007 at 11:50 a.m. 0 comments
A memorial service for Jim Peterka, who died Sunday after a protracted battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, will take place at 1 p.m. today at Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home on Elkcam Circle, opposite the Post Office.
Islander Jim Peterka loses battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease
Updated 2/6/2007 at 4:34 p.m. 3 comments
Friends will remember him as an amiable, soft-spoken man who dedicated the latter part of his life to an island community he came to love and serve. Colleagues will remember him as an Air Force Colonel and combat pilot who ...
Obit: John C. Nourse
Published 9/26/2006 at 12:02 a.m. 0 comments
John C. Nourse, 80, of Marco Island, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006. Formerly from Massachusetts, he had been an area resident for the past 16 years.
Obit: Theodore Hirsch
Published 9/25/2006 at 12:02 a.m. 0 comments
Theodore "Ted" Hirsch, 83, of Naples, died on Sept. 20, 2006. He was born in New York City, N.Y., on Oct. 25, 1922, son of Sophia (nee Nierenberg) and William Victor Hirsch. From October 1942 through November 1945, he served ...
Obituaries: Sept. 22
Published 9/22/2006 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
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