Island Losses


It is with my profound sorrow that our Island home lost three of our most beloved within a few short weeks. We ended the year with the loss of Joe Workman and started the year with the loss of Dan Reinfried and Fran Johnson. All three of the above lived their lives dedicated to our Island home as well as all that dwell within our midst, all three prominent members of our community.

Joe lived his life through words. Dan through being a true renaissance man always keeping the values and traditions of our Island intact. Fran as the owner of the Munch Box Restaurant raised generations of Island kids by giving many of them their first opportunity to work, it was through her way of perfection as well as acumen that enabled many to go on to college and successful careers. Fran was a ray of sunshine and deeply loved by so many.

All three were successful in their professions, all dedicated to enriching the lives of all within their midst, now dancing upon the clouds above, they are forever in our hearts and minds as due to them we are all better people.


Kathleen A. Chappina
Fort Myers Beach