Richard Ira Pokrass
Richard Ira Pokrass, 68, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for more than ten years, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021 in Cape Coral. He was born May 19, 1952 in Philadelphia, PA to Albert and Ida Pokrass, both now deceased.
Richard was of the Jewish faith. He was a wonderful, fun-loving, optimistic and adventurous person, deeply loved among his many long term friends in Cape Coral and the Philadelphia area. Richard never had a bad word to say about anyone. He was an accomplished bagel baker for the majority of his working career. During his lifetime, Richard enjoyed the companionship of numerous pet dogs and cats, was an avid poker player, and traveled in the USA and overseas. He will be missed by so many.
He is survived by his loving brother, Barry Pokrass, of Bethesda, MD; niece, Tracy Wood, and nephews, Ethan and Jackson Wood of Rockville, MD; his cousins, including Stanley and Bruce Pokras and Milton Silverstein, all of the Philadelphia area. In Cape Coral, his closest friends were Robin and Susan Smith and Carol Morin.
Richard was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara Pokrass in 2012. A former marriage to Licia (Brogno) Pokrass ended in divorce.
A virtual Celebration of Life will be held via Zoom at a later date. Details to be announced by the family.
Memorial contributions in memory of Richard Ira Pokrass may be made via donations to the Lee Health Foundation of Fort Myers, FL (leehealthfoundation.org), 9800 South Healthpark Drive, Suite 405, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.