OBITUARY

Edward Earl Stonham

June 7, 1943January 6, 2019
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Edward Earl Stonham, 75 of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019. He was born on June 7, 1943 in Tampa, Florida to Earl Maxwell Stonham and Beaulah Claudair Spence Stonham. Mr. Stonham was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He married Lorraine Anne Hibell on May 13, 1967. Mr. Stonham graduated from State University College of New York with an Associates in Nursing.

He worked at Gulf Coast Center in Buckingham, Florida as a Registered Nurse, retiring from Gulf Coast Center in 2008. He loved College Football, U.S. History, Yard Work, Playing Pool, Western and War Time Movies. His enjoyments included going on cruises and traveling with his loving wife. One of his favorite places in the United States was the Garden of the Gods in Colorado.

He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 51 ½ years, Lorraine; son Edward (Kathy); daughters Desiree (Sal), Laura (Jon), Lorraine (James); grandchildren Kyla, Cameron, Hayleigh, Jordan, Zoie, Alianna, Joseph, Jonathan, Michael and Maxwell; his sister April (David), sister-in-law Ellie (Mike), nephew and godson Michael and niece Michelle. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Jerry.

Visitation will be on Friday, January 11th from 10:30 to 11:30 am at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Cape Coral. The Rite of Committal and Entombment with Military Honors will be at 10:00 am on Saturday January 12th at Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills, Florida.

Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share in his Life Story and to leave thoughts and memories for his family.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Rite of Committal and Entombment Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Military Honors Saturday, January 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Edward Earl Stonham

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Sunny Seymore

January 10, 2019

Best friends, like brothers (Sunny, Randy, and Ed). You will always be remembered.

Lorraine Strand

January 10, 2019

My Daddy, you are my first love, and I am forever grateful for you. Thank you for all of your support and guidance. Thank you for loving my husband and children so much. You are the greatest man, and I am so lucky to have had you in my life. Where there is great love, there is great sorrow. We will forever hold you dear. See you later Big Papa!

With all our love,
James, Lorraine and The Girls

Edward Stonham Jr.

January 9, 2019

Daddy, thank you for being the man you were. Thank you for loving me and guiding me through my childhood and my young adult life. The good and bad is what made me the man I am today. I will always love and miss you. Eddie Jr

Desiree (Sal) Simonetti

January 9, 2019

Daddio, Hey Papa, you will always be my Daddy. My heart is broken. My wise Jojo said, God will take care of Papa and he will not have anymorepain. We are sad for the physical loss of you leaving this world. We are sad that we can’t just call or come over to see you and hear your voice and words that often made us laugh, and never were used to make us cry. You are a loving daddy, one that cared beyond measure and gave without limits. You supported my family Sal and our boys in so many ways. Your gentle hands hugged us and held us when we cried. Your unwavering commitment to family forever held us all together. Your example of a strong work ethic provided the foundation to our success. Your love is without limits.
You were simple in the way you lived your life not requiring much, a cold beer and cigarette and the sun on your face usually was all you needed. My dear daddy, I can’t go get you a can of water or a bowl of ice cream and cookies any more. My boys can’t run to you yelling Papa!!! My husband can’t shake your hand or give you a hug and say hello Dad. We will forever miss you sweet Papa.

Laura (Stonham) Marsden

January 9, 2019

You are loved and missed, Daddy. I will always hold you dear. Thank you for the love, laughter, guidance, and wisdom. All my love.

Carmen Pace

January 9, 2019

To Lorraine and the entire family of dear, beloved Ed. Cory Ann and I send you our deepest sympathy and love at this sad time. We have great memories of him and thank you for the pictures which, for us, serve as a great comfort in our loss as well. I remember how happy we were when you, Lorraine and Ed started seeing each other and then got engaged. We instantly loved him and were so happy with your marriage and life together. It was such a joy, a few years ago, to see you and Ed again, after so many years. May he rest in peace and may God bless you and the entire family.

Vern & Linda Hines

January 9, 2019

We are deeply saddened by the news of Edwards passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will also keep Loraine in our prayers as well. Just know that he is in a better place now, and out of pain.

Keith Jakeman

January 7, 2019

I was sad to hear from Brigitte of Eddie's passing and send our sincerest thoughts of love and compassion to the loving Stonham side of our family.

Ginette Townsend

January 7, 2019

So very sorry... just heard from Brigitte.... my deepest and sincere condolences to all of you.... the recent years have been trying many of us with the deaths of many of our loved ones.... my thoughts and prayers are with you.... despite the distance my thoughts are with you..... the boys (Phillip, Jerry and Eddie) are finally together..... so many memories....

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Biography

Edward Earl Stonham, 75 of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019. He was born on June 7, 1943 in Tampa, Florida to Earl Maxwell Stonham and Beaulah Claudair Spence Stonham. Mr. Stonham was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He married Lorraine Anne Hibell on May 13, 1967. Mr. Stonham graduated from State University College of New York with an Associates in Nursing.

He worked at Gulf Coast Center in Buckingham, Florida as a Registered Nurse, retiring from Gulf Coast Center in 2008. He loved College Football, U.S. History, Yard Work, Playing Pool, Western and War Time Movies. His enjoyments included going on cruises and traveling with his loving wife. One of his favorite places in the United States was the Garden of the Gods in Colorado.

He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 51 ½ years, Lorraine; son Edward (Kathy); daughters Desiree (Sal), Laura (Jon), Lorraine (James); grandchildren Kyla, Cameron, Hayleigh, Jordan, Zoie, Alianna, Joseph, Jonathan, Michael and Maxwell; his sister April (David), sister-in-law Ellie (Mike), nephew and godson Michael and niece Michelle. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Jerry.

Visitation will be on Friday, January 11th from 10:30 to 11:30 am at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Cape Coral. The Rite of Committal and Entombment with Military Honors will be at 10:00 am on Saturday January 12th at Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills, Florida.