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THE RIVER - JANUARY 8, 2016
Two talented Florida Gulf Coast
University seniors will present mas-
terpieces of the piano literature on
Thursday, January 14 beginning at 7
p.m. at Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian
Church on Fort Myers Beach.
Pedro Che will perform important
works by Beethoven, Prokofieff and
Liszt. Born in Trujillo, Peru, Che holds a
full scholarship to FGCU and has distin-
guished himself by being chosen as the
piano winner of the Young Artists Awards
Competition sponsored by the Alliance
for the Arts of Fort Myers, along with
several other prizes.
Manuel Molina, from Lima, Peru,
will perform classic works by Bach,
Beethoven and Liszt. He will be joined by
his teacher, Dr. Michael Baron, for a duet.
The recipient of several piano competition
prizes, most recently he won second prize
in the Christine Kefferstan National Piano
Competition at West Virginia University
competing against graduate students from
major conservatories across the country.
This concert is free and open to the
public; a free will offering is accepted. For
more information, call 463-3173.
Dr. Piper’s Faith In Action program
is seeking senior volunteers to
transport the elderly who need a
ride to the doctor, dentist, pharmacy,
dialysis or grocery shopping. Volunteers
drive clients only when it fits in with
their schedules, and are located in same
ZIP code. The reward is in knowing you
helped someone remain independent.
The program is in need of seasonal
volunteers – January through April – in
all communities, especially the North Fort
Myers and Cape Coral area. Make a dif-
ference in your community and put your
time and talents to use.
For more information, call Leslie
Jander at 332-5346 at The Dr. Piper
Center for Social Services, Inc., 2607 Dr.
Ella Piper Way in Fort Myers.
On Saturday, January 16 from 9
a.m . to 3 p.m., the American
Legion Melvin Cowart Post 274
and Estero Island Medical Care are host-
ing their annual Veterans Wellness Fair.
The fair is free for Southwest Florida
veterans and first responders.
Screening services are being offered
in multiple fields: internal medicine; eye
care; audiology; der matology; radiol-
ogy; orthopedics; dentistry; ultrasound;
diabetic testing; immunizations; flu shots;
physical therapy and fitness; home health
care and assisted living care; Park Royal
Hospital; mobile mammogram van; Lee
Memorial Health System Bloodmobile;
veterans’ services; VA Clinic diabetes and
smoking cessation counselor; and benefit
counseling, Fort Myers Veterans Center.
The fair is open to all veterans, regard-
less of affiliation or not to any veterans
organization. Notifications and fliers will
be given to the local legions, VFWs and
to the Little Club with enough time to
inform their membership. Verification
of veterans status may be required (i.e .
DD 214, VA ID card, Military ID, or
Florida Drivers license with “V”). All
those who visit will receive a screening,
not a detailed, explicit exam or diagnosis.
Doctors, physicians assistants, technicians
and counselors will be available to coun-
sel and/or make recommendations and
referrals if requested and/or warranted.
All consultations will be in as private an
area as possible.
“We have great support of many of
the local practitioners and other medical/
physical vendors. Each participant has
volunteered their time to evaluate any vet-
eran or first responder that comes in. The
fair is open to all Southwest Florida veter-
ans and first responders, regardless if they
are a member of the American Legion
or not,” said Bob Penta, adjutant and
chairman of the Wellness Fair committee,
American Legion Melvin Cowart Post
274. “This will be the third fair that we
are hosting and we hope to continue for
many more years. Last year, we had over
150 veterans come through for help.”
Any participants in the bloodmobile
will be eligible for prize drawings at the
end of the fair. The Legion is providing
free donuts and bagels in the morning,
and with a free lunch to all those who
take part in the Wellness Fair.
All providers are volunteering their
time and expertise with no intention to
supplement their business practices. They
are doing this for the veterans and to
help if possible.
The American Legion Melvin Cowart
Post 274 is located at 899 Buttonwood
Drive in Fort Myers Beach. For more
information, call Bob Penta, adjutant, at
774-275-4060 or Mike Adcock, 2nd vice
commander, at 463-6591 or send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHARLES ALLEN NAVE JR.
Charles (Chuck) Allen Nave Jr.,
65, won his heavenly prize on
Monday, December 21, 2015
at his home on Sanibel Island after a
bravely fought battle with ALS (Lou
He was born at Lee Memorial
Hospital as the first son of Goldie (Button)
and Charles Allen Nave, Sr. Chuck lived
on Sanibel Island all of his life... a true
island native. He treasured his childhood
years of growing up in the small, delight-
ful island community. Chuck was the
older brother to Curtis Nave and Yvonne
Nave Rider. Over the years, Chuck
gained another brother, his business part-
ner and friend, Roger Tabor (wife Sheila).
He graduated from Cypress Lake High
School where his love for sports was first
fueled playing football, basketball and
baseball, including obtaining many special
sports honors. He graduated from Edison
Community College and attended Stetson
University. He followed his father’s foot-
steps becoming a state-licensed master
plumber. Chuck dedicated himself to the
family owned and operated business of
67 years, Nave Plumbing on Sanibel.
In 1971, Chuck married his high
school sweetheart, Barbara (McGoon).
They have three sons, Charles Allen Nave
III (Amber), Chet Douglas Nave (Nelle)
and Chip Daniel Nave (deceased as an
infant). He is affectionately known as
“Poppy” by six wonderful grandchildren,
Tabitha, Abbygail, Rachel, Chase, Ethan
and Jack. He was also highly regarded
by them to be a generous and kind man
who greatly loves God. He also “laid
down his life for the sake of his wife” and
passionately encouraged her to become a
pastor. Chuck is also “famous” as Uncle
Chuck or Poppy Chuck by his nieces,
nephews, and the grand nieces and neph-
ews. Family was a priority.
Chuck was known for his love and
active participation in sports. He helped
build the first softball field on Sanibel. He
helped to organize Roy Hobbs Baseball
in the local area, always being one of the
most enthusiastic players on the field.
Chuck was recently recognized as the first
Ambassador for Amateur Baseball by the
Roy Hobbs organization for his devotion
to the game locally and bringing baseball
training to the youth of Moldova through
Moldova for Christ ministry.
He had a strong sense of “commu-
nity” and served as a volunteer on the
Sanibel Fire & Rescue Squad for many
years. He was greatly known for his pas-
sionate beliefs in the national political
arena as well. Chuck’s strong faith and
love for His God was lived out passion-
ately through his membership in Sanibel
Community Church. Chuck spent his
first Easter and Christmas at SCC. Chuck
helped to organize Sanibel’s faith com-
munity’s first Easter Sunrise Service. He
played guitar and sang on the Praise
Team. He was a LOGOS teacher for
middle school and high school students.
He established the first Youth Mission
Team taking students to Mount T.O.P. in
the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee
for a number of years. He served many
summers taking students to mission
trips in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Russia and
Moldova. Chuck inspired the early years
of Sanibel Community Church’s partici-
pation in the island Luminary Night by
building the first Living Nativity on the
church lawn. He served for an additional
20 years creating the beautiful Christmas
light displayed through the Christmas
season. He was also passionate to share
the story of America’s Godly heritage
with students here at Sanibel Community
Church, Moldova and anywhere else The
Lord sent him. After launching his role in
Starry Starry Night at SCC, Chuck also
became “famous” around the world for
his Elvis impersonation.
Chuck has always been a man of
integrity, honor and a loyal and true
friend. He gave his whole heart to any-
thing in which he got involved. He was a
man whom many depended on, yet ALS
disease made him a man dependant on
others. We will remember him all for his
knowledge of a vast variety of subjects
and his love to converse with people.
He was a most interesting man! He has
blazed a legacy for the generations that
follow him as a man of God. His love
and faith always “spoke” volumes. He
was a precious jewel. A man who lived
fully devoted to the amazing transforming
Grace of God.
There will be a Celebration of Life
Service at Sanibel Community Church,
1740 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel on
Saturday, January 9 at 2 p.m . His fam-
ily has been so blessed by the support
they have been given on this difficult
journey by family, friends and neighbors.
Donations given to honor his life can be
directed to Sanibel Community Church
at 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL
33957 or “Moldova for Christ” in care
of Mitch Pezzi, 5115 Joelwood Drive,
Sanibel, FL 33957.
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