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Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Coral Ridge Cemetery

950 Chiquita Blvd. S, Cape Coral, FL

OBITUARY

George Thomas Vanleer Jr.

November 18, 1947December 5, 2019
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George Thomas Vanleer Jr., 72 of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on December 5, 2019. He was born on November 18, 1947 in Woodbury, New Jersey to George Thomas Vanleer, Sr. and Elizabeth Adele (nee: Hutton) Vanleer. He grew up in Glassboro New Jersey and graduated from Glassboro High School in 1966. Mr. Vanleer served in the Army National Guard for 10 years. He lived in Pitman New Jersey for over 25 years where he coached youth sports, including Soccer, Wrestling and Little League Baseball. His career included; working as Pipefitter for Dupont Chambers Work in Deepwater New Jersey for over 10 year, as a Pipefitter for Mobil Research & Development in Paulsboro, New Jersey for over 20 years, retiring in1998. Mr. Vanleer moved to Naples, Florida in 1998 and worked for Bear’s Plumbing & Avis Plumbing, In 2004 he started working as a Plumbing Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer with the City of Cape Coral, retiring in April 2018. He loved woodworking, home improvement projects, working on his cars and he loved animals. Mr. Vanleer is survived by his wife of 25 years Carol Vanleer; sister Joanne (Vanleer) Priore; devoted father to his three children, Thomas J Vanleer (Karen), Colleen Peterson (John), Brian Vanleer (Ann); Beloved Pop-Pop to Caitlin, Meghan, Nathan, Margaret. His loving parents preceded him in death. Donations in his memory may be made to the Calusa Nature Center, 3450 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33905, https://www.calusanature.org/ Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 15th from 2-4pm at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 950 Chiquita Blvd S, Cape Coral.

  • FAMILY

  • Carol Vanleer, Wife
  • Joanne Priore, Sister
  • Thomas J Vanleer (Karen), Son
  • Colleen Peterson (John), Daughter
  • Brian Vanleer (Ann), Son
  • Caitlin, Grandchild
  • Meghan, Grandchild
  • Nathan, Grandchild
  • Margaret, Grandchild

Services

  • Visitation and Funeral Service Sunday, December 15, 2019

Memories

George Thomas Vanleer Jr.

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Ron aka biggie Smith

December 14, 2019

RIP, Tom, twiggy was his Dupont nickname great guy work with him for 30 years, Dupont to Mobil. What can i sayother then Rest In Peace i will always have great memories with us

Bob and Paula Allen

December 14, 2019

To Carol and all of Tom's family. We are so sad to hear of Toms passing. I am glad that I had the chance to visit several years ago when I was in the area for work. Tommy was a great man and a cousin that I always looked up to. Paula and I send our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers to all of Tom's loved ones. Peace, Comfort and Blessings to All. Much Love,

Doug McVey

December 11, 2019

Carol,
We are so sorry to hear Tom had passed away.
We had such great times with him and many memories. He was full of life, and brought joy to all who knew him .
Our deepest condolences to you and your family, he will be missed.
Doug/Teresa McVey

Russ Mozier

December 11, 2019

I am so sorry you are gone, my memories go back a long time. I met you when we moved into a house two houses from you in 1951, you were 4 years old. We played together, built models together, raced slot cars and roller skated at DelWood. Then we grew into adults together. You were a member of my wedding party in 1966. You will be missed, rest in peace.

Wayne Linn

December 10, 2019

Tom and I were best friends in high school and beyond. We took sisters to the prom. We joined the NJ National Guard in Pitman on the same day back in ‘66. He was full of laughter and always upbeat. So very sad to hear of his passing. My deepest condolences to the family.

Tom Seaman

December 10, 2019

Miss you Buddy, you were a true friend. You were there for me every day after Cindy passed
Thank you, rest in peace, ill be along soon. Lucy misses you to.

Joe Marconi

December 10, 2019

A heart of Gold, a mischievous laugh, and warm smile. Tom was one of a kind. I miss him already.
When we get to heaven, if we're looking for Tom, just follow the laughter.

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