Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home

9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL



2 December, 193518 July, 2020

Andrew Koblanski, 84, of Fort Myers, FL, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 18, 2020. He was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1935. He regarded Wloclawek, Poland, to be his hometown and visited there often. Andrew emigrated to the United States in 1958 and settled in East Hartford, CT. He worked at Crouse-Hinds (Arrow Hart) in Hartford, CT as a tool room machinist and supervisor for 28 years. He was then employed at Winslow Automatics, New Britain, CT for 16 years prior to moving to Fort Myers in 1999. Andrew’s interests included politics, WWII history, gardening, traveling around the United States, his family, and helping others.

He leaves his beloved wife of 62 years, Wiktoria, his daughter, Diana (Paul) Crossley of Ann Arbor, MI; his son, Mark Koblanski (Lisa Kennedy) of Rocky Hill, CT; and his cherished grandson, Michael Crossley also of Ann Arbor, MI. He will be incredibly missed by many in Florida, Connecticut, and Michigan. A funeral mass will be held at the Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord, 8121 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL on Tuesday, July 28 at 11 am followed by a reception in the Regency Room, 6777 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations are made in his name to Hope Hospice of Fort Myers or to the American Cancer Society. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations are made in his name to Hope Hospice of Fort Myers or to the American Cancer Society.


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, 28 July , 2020



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Justyna Nicinska

26 July 2020

We are all heartbroken by Andrew's passing and will always love him and miss him.

Andrew was a very warm and loving man who cared deeply about his family and friends. He was full of life, and his energy and sense of humor could always make you laugh and boost your spirits, even in the hardest times.

He will continue to live on in our hearts and we were blessed to have him in our lives.

Sending love to all of you, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this challenging time.

Barbara, Zdzislaw, Justyna, and Piotr

Dawn Boyle

25 July 2020

Sending prayers and hugs your way. I can still remember meeting Diana’s parents during college and thinking they were such wonderful people. So outgoing and friendly receiving a bunch of giggling sorority girls into their home. May your memories provide you comfort and know your friends and family grieve your loss with you.

Nancy & Dick Bernier

23 July 2020

We are sorry for your loss.

We will always remember Andrew at our family gathering's at Jimmy & Theresa's house.

We wish to express our deepest sympathy.

Nancy & Dick Bernier

Jimmy & Theresa Shaw

23 July 2020

To our polish family.

Our thoughts are with you during this time.

Andrew will live forever in our hearts and memories.

Andrew was an amazing guy and could always make you laugh. He was an extremely caring and kind man. There will never be another man quite like him.

The joy Andrew bought to our lives will never be forgotten.

We know in our hearts that Andrew will find peace knowing that we are celebrating his life and are blessed to have his impact in our lives.

Please know that we are here to listen, comfort and lean on during this time.


Jimmy (your 2nd son), Theresa and Jamie

Butch McCracken

23 July 2020

It was always fun to be around Andrew and tell stories, we enjoyed the time and for sure when I was given the name "Chuck". Patti remembers more family time with his family and he will be missed!

Butch, Patti and Family


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