James David Van Fossen: 1948-2015  

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    It is with a totally broken heart that I inform you all of the untimely death of my deeply loved husband and best friend, James David Van Fossen.

    Jim was born June 17, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio. He grew up in Croton and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1970. Jim and I were married in Croton by his late grandfather Jay Smithy 35 years ago. We moved to Fort Myers Beach 33 years ago where we have apartments that Jim took care of and managed.

    Jim was predeceased by his mother Grace. He is survived by his father Danny, wife Terri, sister Barbara McDavid, brother Jesse (Lynn), and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was also fortunate to be blessed with many Beach friends and friends he met on the beach whom he treasured. Jaspur and I will miss him each and every day.

    Submitted by Terri Van Fossen