Charles C. Tapager, 84, a Bokeelia resident for the last 20 years, formerly of Laguna Beach, Calif., died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in Bokeelia. He was born Oct. 13, 1929, in Detroit to Elmer and Beatrice Tapager. He attended the First Baptist Church of Pine Island and was co-owner of Tropic Star of Pine Island, a nature tour business which encompasses adventures in the Pine Island Sound since 1996.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years just five days prior to his passing, Sally J. Tapager.
He is survived by three children, Vincent Tapager and his partner, Kathy Potucek, also of Bokeelia, Eric (Debbie) Tapager of Huntsburg, Ohio, and Michelle (Mark) Levanitis of North Easton, Mass.; as well as a granddaughter, Kelly Tapager, also of Huntsburg; and one sister, Duane Jackson of San Diego, Calif.
Charles C. Tapager
Joint memorial services for Mr. and Mrs. Tapager will be 10 a.m., Saturday, March 3, at the First Baptist Church of Pine Island, 5363 Avenue D, Bokeelia, FL 33922 with the Rev. Thomas Rickards officating.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Friends of Cayo Costa State Park, P.O. Box 15, Bokeelia, FL 33922.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.