John S. Cucchiara, 82 of Cape Coral passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, after a long fight with cancer. He was born on Dec. 16, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Dominic and Rose Tum-berello Cucchiara. He owned and operated Manhattan Fur Dressing, where he was well known as "Johnny Spoon" and created his unique formulas for drying furs to use in the garment industry.
He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Doris; his grand-nephew, Joseph Cucchiara, who was like his the son; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Jerry.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
John S. Cucchiara
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., today, April 17, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 18, at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 S.W. 20th Ave., Cape Coral, with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for John's family.