Alice LaRue Temerario

July 17, 1937 - July 2, 2020

Alice LaRue Temerario, 82, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1993, formerly of Amherst, OH, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at her home in Cape Coral. She was born July 17, 1937 in Lorain, OH to William and Mildred Meyers (nee Bumbaugh), now deceased.

Alice graduated from Lorain High School in 1955 class B and attended Kent State University.  She returned home to marry her high school sweetheart in 1958. Alice lived in Washington DC, Ohio, and Florida and in each of these adventures she was blessed to have made so many wonderful friends that have stayed connected for a lifetime.  Alice was a woman of many talents, but above all she was an amazing cook.  Everyone loved her famous Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Chip and Raisin Cookies. Her recipes have been passed down generation to generation and her legacy cooking will continue to live on.  Alice’s family was her biggest treasure and most important impact in her life. She loved traveling, social gatherings and going on cruises with her husband, family and friends.   Her favorite tradition was reading the Polar Express to her grandchildren and great grandchildren at Christmas.

Alice enjoyed working with people and always gave more of herself than was required. Over the years, she was an asset to many companies.  Her longest tenure was many years in custom decorating at JCPenny’s and M&M Interiors.  She served the public with good spirit and was a volunteer at Cape Coral Hospital in the Labor and Delivery Unit for 10 years. Alice was a member of Cape Christian in Cape Coral and was an active participate in her bible study group.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Joseph Temerario of Cape Coral; 3 loving children, David Temerario (Crystal) of Amherst, OH, Gayle Loper (Edward) of Dublin, OH, and Nicole Rivera (Ricardo) of Cape Coral FL; 6 beloved grandchildren, Nicholas Temerario, Jennifer Temerario, Gregory Temerario, Rachel Loper and Monica Loper; as well as 2 precious great grandchildren, Harper Temerario and Garrett Stumpf.

Alice was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Mitchell; as well as a granddaughter, Deanna Loper.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Cape Christian Church, 2110 Chiquita Blvd S., Cape Coral, Florida 33991 on Wednesday July 8, 2020 from 1:00-3:00pm. More details to be announced via regarding services in Ohio at a later date. 

Memorial Contributions can be made in memory of Alice LaRue Temerario to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation:

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Dorothy Bennett Jul 4, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Alice was a dear and treasured friend. Roy and I will miss her very much. Love to Joe and all the family.

  2. Barb Hamner Jul 4, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Thank you Alice for being such a wonderful neighbor and friend. You helped my Mom so much- please give her a big hug from me… love you and miss you.. until we meet again…
    Barb and Phil

  3. Andrew Seemann Jul 4, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Alice will be missed by all that new her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  4. Marianne Ross Jul 4, 2020 at 11:48 am

    The world is short one sweet amazing soul! She was a special woman that treated everybody with kindness and had a heart of gold. She put a smile on everybody’s face every time you seen her. We weren’t family but she always treated us as. She will be missed by many! Specially the Ross family! May her family rest easy knowing that she is looking down from above watching and sending her love down to us all from the heaven’s.

  5. John & Jacki Lillie Jul 4, 2020 at 11:50 am

    She will surely be missed for all the love she gave to her neighbors across the street. She is always in our hearts and glad she is finally at peace with her maker. Fly free grandma. 🦋
    Love your Jacki girl. 💕

  6. Donna & Steve Hornyak💕💕 Jul 4, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    We always enjoyed our times together with Alice and Joe while we were in Florida. She was a sweet, delightful woman. Steve recalls over 50 years of friendship with them both. We know she is now at peace in heaven.

  7. Gladys Rodgers Jul 4, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Alice and I have been friends since Jr. High School. I was very sad to hear of her passing. Alice is one of the kindest, gentleness people I have ever known. She had a way to make you feel good. Joe, you are a blessed man to have her for 62 years. May all of your wonderful memories be a comfort to you and your family. Keeping you and your family in our prayers. Darryl and Gladys

  8. Darryl Rodgers Jul 4, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Alice and I have been friends since Jr. High School. I was very sad to hear of her passing. Alice is one of the kindest, gentleness people I have ever known. She had a way to make you feel good. Joe, you are a blessed man to have her for 62 years. May all of your wonderful memories be a comfort to you and your family. Keeping you and your family in our prayers. Darryl and Gladys

  9. Jessie Lawell Jul 4, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    This is one of the saddest days of my life.

  10. Christine Bennis Jul 4, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Growing up as neighbors and later spending time together in Cape Coral and Ohio after we’d moved to our respective coasts in FL, the Temerarios have always been like family to us. Alice canned hot peppers that were out of this world and her cookies & Pizzelles were always a special treat, too! A sweet natured woman, with a contagious smile, who was as beautiful inside as she was on the outside – I’m grateful to have had the privilege of knowing Alice and having so many fond memories to look back on while missing her. Sending our love to all of you, Christine, Andy and Sydnee

  11. Pam and Bob Kinney Jul 4, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Alice was a ray of sunshine. We always had fun times on our cruises together and will keep her in our hearts and minds always.So caring, so genuine, so special. Love you, dear Alice. Pam and Bob

  12. Tom/ Ruth Jul 4, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    We loved her as our own
    She will always be missed

  13. Elsa Rodriguez Jul 4, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Elsa & Miguel July 4 2020 Joe our deepest sympathy for you and the family.I,m very proud to say she was our friend. Now she is resting with the Lord.Love you all

  14. Janice Redden Jul 4, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    I’m so sad but know that I am one of the many, many people whose lives have been blessed and enriched by knowing Alice. Joe and family, may you be comforted by the love and support of your family and friends. Love, Jannie and Earl

  15. Bonnie Curtis Jul 4, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    I will miss my 2nd mom more than anyone can imagine. My aunt Alice was the sweetest, kindest person I’ve ever known. Blessings to her family during this difficult time. Till we meet again. ❤️❤️❤️

  16. LINDA GINGERICH Jul 4, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    I love and appreciate Alice! As a friend and as a nurse who saw her volunteer hundreds of hours on my Labor & Delivery floor where I am a nurse. We have missed you Alice and the loss is now deeper. You are loved!

  17. Vinny and Kathy Camera Jul 4, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Dear Joe and family,
    I am sorry for your loss. Alice was always an encouragement to me.
    She always asked how our family was doing and took a special interest in others. Her kindness and smile will be missed. We are praying for the family.
    Vinny and Kathy Camera

  18. Ty Trbovich Jul 5, 2020 at 12:09 am

    A great LHS classmate & wonderful person. She will be remembered by many.

  19. Heather Hart Jul 5, 2020 at 9:30 am

    What a special lady she was. Instantly made us feel like we were family, so very kind and caring. We appreciated how she befriended my mother in law, after my father in law passed away, and got her out and involved with their friends. That’s the kind of person she was. We will miss her great smile and big hugs we got every time we saw her. All our love to Joe and the family.

  20. rose bardar Jul 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    a true friend, kind, always considerate of others, escpecially Me! I know we will meet again and surely we will have as much fun, and the next time we meet, lets show this world what life is all about: goodness, caring, kindness to all and much much more. Peace be with you Alice, show them the way up there! gone but never ever forgottn.

  21. Cindy Newell Jul 5, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and friends. I didn’t know her that long or that well but her kind and sweet nature was such a blessing to be around. I met her at a friend’s house at a game night and would see her occasionally after that. I wish I could have had more memories with her. We were both from Ohio so shared a Buckeye experience. I am fortunate to have met her and she will be missed. May she rest in peace.

  22. Karl & Dagmar Jul 5, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Dear Jo, our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable friend, she will always be in our hearts.

  23. Betty Lou Scott Jul 5, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Alice I will miss you more than words can express. You were like a sister to me over the 25 year relationship we had . Alice made me laugh, shared her wisdom and was always ready to vacation with the Scott’s. Joe I promise to help you as Alice helped should you need it. Alice adored her family and my love and prayers go out to everyone.

  24. Joan Wendel Jul 5, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Alice was such a lovely person and she will be sorely missed by all. I met Joe and Alice in 1993 at the new resident club. We had many pleasant times over the years she’d love to travel and we often got together in Cancun.. I will miss looking at her jigsaw puzzles on Facebook. She so enjoyed doing them. God’s blessings to Joe and the family.

  25. Karl & Dagmar Ruester Jul 6, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Dear Joe,
    our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. we will surly miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person. Alice will be always in our hearts.

  26. Jennifer Nicholson-Kilpatrick Jul 6, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Alice was my Mom’s (Sharon Bumbaugh) first cousin. I have great memories of fun times at Joe and Alice’s when I was a small child. Delicious summertime/fall cookouts with fun activities like bobbing for apples, water balloons, lots of watermelon, and boy the ginger ale was always a treat to me for some reason. Alice was always so sweet and hospitable. I was blessed to have spent time with her 4 Summers ago at Barbara and Denny’s lake cottages in Ohio. My heart is broken. This unbelievably kind soul will be missed. Love and prayers to all the family.

  27. Denise Jaskulski Boycik Jul 6, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Alice was a very warm and caring woman. I am so sorry she needed to take the bridge above. She can now RIP without the pain and suffering I’m sure she tried to hide from everyone. I know you will get by Joe, she taught you well! You have your wonderful children and grandchildren to help you. I hope one of these days I can get down to Florida to see you. Many hugs and prayers for you all! RIP my dear cousin Alice!

  28. Sherry Rangel Jul 6, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with the Temerario family, God gained a beautiful angel.

  29. Dave and Lila Prechesky Jul 6, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the family , Alice will be greatly missed truly a wonderful lady .

  30. David & Karen Anderson Jul 6, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Dear Sweet Alice….. You and Joe have been such dear friends. We are so grateful to have had you in our lives, even if it was only in recent years. We look forward to seeing you in our next life where pain is nonexistent.

  31. janey drews Jul 7, 2020 at 7:30 am

    I miss the fun days of bowling with the two of you. She will be greatly missed by all. Take care Joe………..

  32. Debora & Jack Bradley Jul 7, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Alice was chosen family. She was best friend to my sister Diane Camera and she was a part of many family activities over the years. Alice had a heart of gold & delivered positive energy wherever she was. An amazing wife , grandmother and friend .We enjoyed many evenings out and warm conversations when we visited Cape Coral over the years which we are grateful for.
    We send prayers and blessings to her beloved husband Joe; children David, Gayle , Nicole and all her grandchildren. This beautiful family was Alice’s treasures and she continued to create lasting memories for each of them to hold onto.
    Alice has earned her wings and now shall be one of the bright stars shining from the heavens. Love never dies !

  33. Betsy and Todd Hughes Jul 7, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Alice was one of the kindest, loving person I ever was so fortunate to know. She stepped in when my Mom passed and treated my Sister and I just like her own daughters. She wasn’t just our neighbor in Florida, she was our extended loved one. The entire family will miss her dearly. Our hearts go out to Joe and all of those that she loved so much.

  34. Paul Gray Jul 7, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Joe, we were so sorry to learn of Alice passing. Our prayers are with you and family.

    Paul & Gen Gray

  35. Matt and Krystal Kimbrough Jul 7, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Our love and thoughts go out to the Temerario family. Alice was a very kind and welcoming person and always made us feel like family. May she rest peacefully.

  36. Linda & Joe Moeller Jul 8, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Alice was a beautiful woman, inside and out. She was always warm and welcoming, and greeted everyone with a lovely smile and a great sense of humor. She will be missed and remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. We are keeping Joe and family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love and sympathy, Linda & Joe Moeller

  37. Tom & Astrid Frei Jul 8, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss Joe and wish you strength for this difficult time. We sure will miss Alice in our Street.
    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. may God bless.

  38. Jack and Phyllis Sheerin Jul 10, 2020 at 7:39 am

    Dear Joe and family, Jack and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. We will miss Alice when we meet again. Hopefully, we’ll be able to see you in the future after our lives get back to normal after COVID-19. We’ve enjoyed many trips together all over the country with our friends that served in Fort Myers in the Presidential Honor Guard and lately our get-togethers in Florida where we visited as snowbirds. Alice was always a gracious hostess. May all your fond memories help you cope with the sadness of her passing. Please keep in touch.

  39. Frank and Phyllis Sciarrone Jul 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to you and the your family.

  40. RITA & JOE RONEY Jul 13, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Mr. Temerario, We are so very sorry to hear about Alice’s passing. You two have always treated us so well and you both always welcomed us into your home and always stepped up to help out. I am so sorry for your loss.

  41. Rick Dawson Jul 19, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Kathy and I send our love and deepest regrets for your loss. Special memories of our times together. God

  42. Carole and Cliff Bowen Jul 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss, Joe, and for all of the family. Alice was a such a beautiful and sweet woman. She will be missed by all the lives she has touched. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family.

  43. Tom &Vanjie Madden Jul 22, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Joe and family we are so sorry for your precious loss Alice was a joy to be around we have fond memories of toasting with her! Love and prayers

  44. Loretta Celestino Jul 22, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    So sorry to hear. Alice and I worked together at Cape Coral Hospital. She was always a delight and a good friend.

  45. Patricia Knapik Jul 22, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Alice is was my pleasure to have you as my special friend. Every time I saw you, you told me how much that you loved your quilt. It pleased me to make it for you. I am going to miss your smiling face and our conversations. Rest in the Lords hands.

  46. Ruby Berg Jul 22, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    We know Alice and from our vacations to Cancun and their friend Betty Lou. Alice was such a sweet lady and even loaned some of her close to our friend whose luggage was lost getting to Cancun. We are sending love and hugs to Joe and family. Alice will be missed greatly. Sending out deepest sympathy love Gary & Ruby Berg

  47. Kelly Casassa Schoon Jul 23, 2020 at 12:10 am

    I loved Alice my parents and I had lovely times together with the family. What a treasure she was and God is getting the best angel ever!! Love and prayers to the family ❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻A wonderful lady that surely will be missed

  48. Sharon Jane Bumbaugh Jul 23, 2020 at 1:50 am

    A beautiful and smiling woman Alice was a very special first cousin of mine. I have many found memories over the years in Ohio. I miss you very much. 😍💗

  49. Scott Bumbaugh Jul 23, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Loretha and I were so saddened to hear about Alice’s passing. She was a wonderful woman, and we will miss her very much. We are wishing you all our sincerest condolences.

  50. dennis robards Jul 23, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    If all humans shared her kindness and compassion the world would be a far better place. Honored to have known her.

  51. Loretta and Andrew Tonich Aug 19, 2020 at 9:11 am

    So sorry about Alice’s passing, please accept our sincerest condolences.

  52. Wayne Long Aug 25, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    I remember Alice from Lorain High School, class of 1955 B. Joe, I know you miss her terribly, may God be with you in your bereavement.

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