Richard James Unbekant, 77, of Naples, FL, formerly of Long Island, NY died June 16, 2018 following a five month illness with lung and brain cancer. He spent most of his life on Long Island before moving to Naples upon retirement. Richard's career was with the New York Telephone Company through its many conversions until it became Verizon. Upon early retirement, he then spent another ten years as a consultant for the same company. His employment was interrupted by two years of service with the United States Army. Throughout the years, Richard enjoyed bowling, golfing, reading and was a master at solving difficult crossword puzzles.
He leaves his beloved and devoted wife of 49 years, Linda Jane of Naples, FL; his sister, Nancy Huff of Charlotte County, FL; his brother, Douglas Glenn of Kenvil, NJ and sister-in-law Cindy Douglass of Naples, FL. He was a much loved uncle to Lisa St.Hilaire of Gardiner, ME, Scott St.Hilaire of Ukiah, CA, and Paul St.Hilaire of Andover, MA.
The family is thankful for the kind and compassionate care given to Richard in his last days by Avow Hospice of Naples and Golden Care Health Services of Naples.
Honoring his request there will be no services.