George R. VanPelt

February 16, 1945 - April 29, 2018

George Roger VanPelt, 73, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 40 years, formerly of Punta Gorda, FL, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Cape Coral. He was born February 16, 1945 in Elizabeth, NJ to Claude and Doris VanPelt, now deceased.

George was of the Methodist faith. He was the proud owner-operator of G & P Carpentry for more than 30 years. Prior to that, he worked for Dodge as one of their best mechanics and was awarded with a set of gold tools. Outside of work, he enjoyed traveling with his family to Tennessee where he and his father-in-law built a cabin. His hobbies included fishing, playing soccer and catch with his children, watching his grandchildren participate in soccer, baseball, and cheer, and rebuilding the engines of his vehicles. George took great pride in teaching his children all he could about basic mechanics and carpentry. Dad/Papa will be deeply missed.

He is survived by three loving children, Aaron VanPelt of North Fort Myers, FL, Carla Bertuzzi (Geno) of Cape Coral, and Ashley VanPelt and her fiancé, Daniel Marr of Cape Coral; a sister, Claudia Hendrickson of Arcadia, FL; as well as five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Nicholas, Geno, Pamela, and Declan.

George was preceded in death by his wife, Pamela VanPelt in 2004; as well as a niece, Kimberly Lassiter.

There will be a private Memorial Service to celebrate his life. It will be conducted at 5:00 PM Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909 with Pastor Van Garner officiating.

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


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