Walter G. Tumiati, 69, of Cape Coral, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, surrounded by loved ones after valiantly battling many health issues, and was a heart transplant recipient 15 years ago. He was born July 25, 1944, in Decatur, Ill., the son of Walter G. and Goldie Tumiati.
He was a volunteer fireman for several years for the Stonington Fire Department. He was very active in the Taylorville Jaycees, holding almost every local officer position and various regional offices. He was named as U.S. Jaycee Outstanding Young Man of America.
Mr. Tumiati was the owner of Abate Pest Control. He was a founding member of the Fort Myers COMA (Condominium Operators & Managers Association) in 1998 where he served as president for two consecutive terms. He was a founding member of UNET (United Community Association Net-working). He served two terms as president of the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. He helped start Northwest Cape Coral Com-munity Clean Up in 1998. He was also proud to be a vaptain with the Merchant Marines.
Walter G. Tumiati
Mr. Tumiati is survived by his loving family, including his wife, Patricia; son, Adrian Tumiati; sister, Karen (Phil) Moreland; brother, Jeff (Susan) Tumiati; step-sons, Andrew (Heidi) Donley and Terrence (Gaby) Donley; step-daughter, Angie Naguib; sister-in-law, Bette Tumiati; grandchildren, Ghia, Dustin, Vanagon; six nieces and nine nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Greg Tumiati.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 28, at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 S.W. 20th Ave., Cape Coral, with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
The family suggests donations in his memory be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to share thoughts and memories for his family.