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William M. DePirro

May 4, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

William M. DePirro, 59, of Cape Coral, lost his battle with cancer Monday, April 30, 2012

He faithfully served his country, as a United States Marine, in the Vietnam Was as a communication specialist. He worked as a sous chef apprentice at the Brown Derby in California, and studied at Joliet Junior College in French cuisine. He opened his restaurant in Joliet, Ill., 1984-1988. He had such a love for the outdoors; he opened Wilsher Landscaping in the Chicago land area 1988-2004. In January 2005, he became a resident of Cape Coral.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. DePirro and Beverly Jean (Schiek); and father-in-law, Gerald T. Peloquin.

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William M. DePirro

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Sheryle (Felker); his children, Mitchell (Jenny) DePirro, Nicholas, Christopher and Brenna DePirro, Matthew (Tom) and Allison Lesert; his siblings, Patrick and Margaret (Peggy) DePirro, Stephen DePirro and Joseph (Jessica) Notar; brothers-in-law, Kip (Diane) Felker, Richard (Michelle) Felker, Joel (Chum Sun) Peloqiun, David (Julie) Van Dam and Scott (Sandy) Van Dam; sisters-in-law, Kristine (Rick) Lemonds, Jill (Jim) Stoddard and Judi (Dan) DeVries; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; his parents-in-law, Norman and Beverly Felker and Janet Peloquin; his godparents, William and Evelyn (DePirro) Notar; and his mom's sister, Raymond and Janice Daul and their children, Terri, Suzy, Kathy and Mary.

A funeral will be held at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, today, May 5, starts at 11 a.m. until noon.

Online condolences can be made at

Internment will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetary, Elwood, Ill.



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