John David Pope

February 14, 1974 - June 5, 2021

John David Pope, 47, joined God’s perfect light on June 5, 2021 in Cape Coral, FL. He did not begin his next adventure alone. He was in the presence of loved ones. He was born February 14, 1974 in Colorado Springs, CO.

John grew up in New Jersey and moved to Florida when he graduated high school. After serving his country in the United States Navy, he moved to Lee County, FL. Following in his grandmother’s footsteps, he entered into the profession of nursing. After receiving his nursing degree at Edison Community College, he began the career that he loved with Lee Health. He earned his Bachelor of Nursing Degree from Jacksonville University. John excelled and loved his work as a Critical Care Nurse and then as an Administrative Supervisor at Health Park Medical Center. John’s life centered around his family and friends and the more than occasional Disney Trip.

John is survived by his husband, Todd Ryan of Cape Coral; mother, Marilyn D. Bentz of Lehigh Acres, FL; his father, R. David Pope of Puyallup, WA; his hospital family at Health Park; as well as many beloved family and friends, locally and abroad.

A Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date.

Memorial Contributions in memory of John David Pope are suggested to ASPCA tributes, 520 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018, or to the charity of donor’s choice.

“Think of all the joy you’ll find when you leave the world behind and bid your cares goodbye. YOU CAN FLY.” – Peter Pan

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


  1. Dennis Coppola Jun 9, 2021 at 10:26 am

    What a beautiful tribute for such a beautiful person

  2. Tursi family Jun 9, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Beautiful words for a beautiful soul. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  3. Alice Jun 9, 2021 at 11:50 am

    So very, very sorry to learn of the passing of John. I know he was always surrounded with so much love. May he rest in God’s holy peace in heaven amongst those he loved who went before him.

  4. Ryan Jun 9, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    🙁 he is sorely missed…

  5. Barbara Deangelis Jun 9, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    My heat and prayers to Todd and the family, John filled so many lives with Joy and Love he is so very missed already. RIP my friend. I Love You

  6. Diane Whisman Jun 9, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Thinking of you as you celebrate John’s exceptional life. Love, Diane and Bill

  7. Jo Ellen & Tim Jun 9, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    What a beautiful tribute for a beautiful soul… Thoughts and prayers are with you Marilyn and Todd and with all who loved John and will miss him dearly!! 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼 R.I.P. John 💙

  8. Elise Jun 9, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    I will miss John’s smile and hugs whenever I ran into him at HP! We started as nurses together at HP and then the ICU together. May he shine bright on us all up there with the angels 😇

  9. Nancy Jun 9, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    To know him is to love him. Kind, caring and a friend to all. Deepest condolences to his husband and family. His work family is missing him and we will never forget him; truly a blessing to every life he touched.

  10. Don & Beth Richards Jun 9, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    You earned your Angel wings John.

  11. Jodi DeMers Jun 9, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss Todd and family, John was a great guy! He will be missed! Hugs and prayers!

  12. Stephanie Syska Jun 10, 2021 at 9:30 am

    John such a beautiful soul and loving man. He will be truly missed.

  13. Madilon Kulaski Jun 10, 2021 at 10:55 am

    So very sorry for your loss Todd your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers

  14. Sandi Falk Jun 10, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Such a loss to his personal family and HealthPark family. He was always there when we needed him!

  15. Buffy J Funk Jun 11, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    We are shocked and dismayed hearing of John’s passing. He was such a great man and much too young to leave us.
    We love and will miss you dear neighbor.
    Todd and Marilyn, we are here for you and pray you find peace.
    Love Buffy and Bob

  16. Jonas Olivo Jun 11, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    He will be missed! Hugs and prayers! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  17. Violet Lomano Jun 11, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    I miss John’s smiling face. It’s such a loss to all of us at HealthPark. He always took care of us. Many prayers to his family🙏💖

  18. Mary Redden Jun 11, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    RIP John. ❤️ You are so missed at Healthpark.

  19. Denise McCallion Jun 11, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    How beautiful! You are in all of prayer warriors, thoughts and special intentions this week at all masses. Jim and Denise

  20. Jackie Keppler Jun 11, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    John, I will miss our chats. The days at Health Park are not the same without the greeting you gave me each time I called you. The unexpected visits will be missed. Peace to you John……My prayers to your family.

  21. Russ Castello Jun 12, 2021 at 7:13 am

    You made the world a better place.

  22. Dorine walker Jun 12, 2021 at 8:25 am

    My heart felt so full when I was with this amazing colleague- always checked in on us, rounded on our dept. Heaven received an amazing angel!

  23. Linda reese Rn in endo at health park Jun 12, 2021 at 8:45 am

    A beautiful person always smiling always offering help a very positive person he will be missed. Prayers for th family

  24. Susan Jun 12, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Rest peacefully friend! You will be missed.

  25. Sharon Anderson Jun 12, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about John. Sending love, prayers, and hugs. 🤗💞

  26. Patrice Swift Jun 12, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Always a kind word for all he encountered; genuinely concerned for patients and staff. Will always remember his great attitude and smile!

  27. Jackie Tarantino Jun 21, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    John always had a smile on his face and always made time to teach and guide me. Thank you John, it has been such an honor to have worked with you! You are loved by many and will be missed beyond belief. Rest In Peace my friend.

  28. Kristen Hickey Jul 2, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    You will be missed my friend until we meet again. RIP to one of a kind.

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