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Basile "Billy" Thomas Makrides, 69, of Bonita Springs, FL. died November 27, 2012 at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers. He was born February 2, 1943 to Basile and Josephine Makrides in Canton, Ohio. His early schooling was in Massillon, Ohio and Long Beach, California. He earned his Bachelor's degree at Long Beach State University. In his early school years, he excelled in sports, especially football.
He lived in Hawaii and California for the majority of his life and worked in the car dealership. He was a "classic car enthusiast" and was restoring a classic car at the time of his death.
He is survived by his soul mate and wife, Marydelle, his mother, Josephine Makrides; Uncles, Michael and Raymond Perez; Aunts, Barbara Brown and Connie Makrides; and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Basile Theodore Makrides and younger brother, Thomas Gregory Makrides.
A memorial service will be held at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 29, 2012. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 - 11. A celebration gathering of family and friends will follow after the memorial service at 633 Astarias Drive in Fort Myers, 33919.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Canine Donation Account C/O Lee County Sheriff's Department Canine Division, 14750 Six Mile Cypress Pky., Fort Myers, FL 33912
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Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home
1600 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33907
Tel. (239) 936-2177