Patricia Rose Bonner Calhoun
Patricia Rose Bonner Calhoun, 64, known to family and friends as Patty, of North Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Leesburg, NJ, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019 in North Fort Myers. She was born February 5, 1955 in Camden, NJ to William and Esther Bonner, now deceased.
Patty was of the Roman Catholic faith. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, with a degree in engineering. She worked for the State of New Jersey as Principal Engineer and was the only female in that role during her tenure. She was a member of the Eastern Star for many years. She retired and relocated to Florida in 2013.
She spent her life doing things to celebrate her loved ones. While she lived in New Jersey the youngsters in the family always looked forward to the weeks of summer they spent at her home, including trips to the beach, out on the boat, plays, museums and always Storybook Land. Every birthday and holiday was made better because of her special touch.
She was a gifted pianist, a wonderful baker and cook and whenever her family asked for her advice (which was often), she provided perfect and sensible assistance with an abundance of love. She traveled widely and she generously offered her time to causes dear to her heart, which included rescuing orphaned pets in NYC after 9/11.
She is survived by her sister, Margaret Harris (Randy) of Bristol TN; brother, John Bonner of Newfield, NJ; two step children, Robert Calhoun, Jr (Kim) of Southampton, NJ and Lisa Peer of Southampton, NJ; nephew, Jason Harris (Preston) of Atlanta, GA; niece, Lauren Harris of Knoxville, TN; nine step grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by her Persian cat of 17 years, Fluffy.
Patricia is predeceased by her devoted husband, Robert Calhoun, who passed in 2018, as well as two stepsons, Edward James Calhoun and Keith Naylor Calhoun.
A committal service for both Patricia and Robert Calhoun will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery at a later date.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.