2011-05-06 / Obits

John William Travers


John William Travers, 80, a former Rockaway resident, died April 26.

Travers was born on June 11, 1930 in New York City to John and Elizabeth Travers. He was a longtime Rockaway Beach resident who worked for the New York City Transit Authority. He retired in 1989 and moved to Cape Coral, Florida in 1995. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #2199 and Eagles Aerie #3957. He also served in the U.S. Navy.

Travers was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Josephine (Traynor) Travers; son, Michael William Travers; and brother, Thomas Travers.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret “Marge” of Cape Coral, Florida; sons, John James Travers of Santa Fe, Texas and Brian Gerard (Kimberly) Travers of Kingwood, Texas; daughters, Colleen Travers Lynch and Tara Travers both of Naples, Florida; sisters, Maureen McDonough of Washingtonville, New York and Ann Bowler of Ellenville, New York; brother, James Travers of Madisonville, Louisiana; and grandchildren, Meaghan, Connor and Michael.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Fuller Metz Funeral Home, Cape Coral, Florida. Visits www.fullermetz.com to view John’s Life Tribute and share your thoughts. Interment remained private.

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