In loving memory of

John Fodera
April 2, 1958 - May 3, 2020

JOHN RICHARD FODERA, 62, of Ellenton, FL, passed away on May 03, 2020 at Manatee Memorial Hospital.

John was born in Detroit, MI to parents Joseph Fodera and Barbara Miller on April 02, 1958.

John worked as a builder and a mechanic for many years and established his own construction company. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, fast cars, big trucks, but what he enjoyed most was spending time with his family and friends, whom he loved very dearly.
John is survived by his Wife of 21 years, Debra Fodera; One son, Erik Fodera; Four stepchildren, Jennifer DeNicola, Gary McRorie, Patrick DeLapaz, Kayla Forbes; Five siblings, Jim Fodera, Joseph Fodera, Debbie Plesher, Anthony Fodera, Dean Fodera; Five grandchildren, Aubri Joiner, Gavin Fodera, Sara DeNicola, Sabrina Taylor, Vivian Torres. John was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Barbara and his step mother Judy Fodera.

John was a generous, kind and very caring man who will be deeply missed by many. May you fly high and rest in peace.


Duane A Mills wrote on May 16, 2020:

"I had waited to collect my thoughts to share with your loved ones. When we first met I wasn't sure about you. I did know that you were the one for Debra. As I got to know you, you were not only a friend, but family. You were always there when someone needed you. You were there when I needed you. You had a deep passion for your family and friends. I could go on and on. I always admired your drive and will. All of us who had known you are better people be cause of you in our lives. As a tribute to your life, and presence in mine, I vow to become a better man each day, as you were. As such your spirit will always be with us that you touched in your lifetime. Until we meet again my friend, God speed. "

Bob Ehle wrote on May 12, 2020:

"We are deeply saddened at the loss of John. He will be forever missed and never forgotten. Rest in peace until we meet up once again brother."

Henrietta fodera wrote on May 9, 2020:

"John you where my good friend in high school ,my brother in law for 22 years ,always my friend,I will love you forever and I will thank you forever ,for careing about me even when ,I messed up ,I'll miss you always ! Love ya always"

Fayleen Rioux wrote on May 8, 2020:

"my deepest prayers of comfort go out to you Debbie. I'm so sorry for your loss and may God comfort you. you'll be in my prayers. sending you (((LOVE)))"

thomas denicola wrote on May 8, 2020:

"from tom and doris denicola we will miss you but now your suffering is over now that you are in gods hands"

Bob & Pettina wrote on May 8, 2020:

"Holding you and your family close in our thoughts Debby. So very, very sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Sending you love. "

Jimmy Fodera wrote on May 8, 2020:

"It still hasn't set in that he's gone. There is not a single memory of my uncle John that i don't cherish. He was the definition of "cool" and i will always remember him that way. I always looked forward to every time he was coming into town, and all the laughs i knew was coming with him. He was the best uncle any nephew could hope to have. I loved him and miss him like crazy."

Rosalind DeBlois wrote on May 7, 2020:

"Debby my heart goes out to you and all your girls for the loss of John. May he Rest In Peace for ever more till you meet again."

Tasha Fodera wrote on May 7, 2020:

"The best Father-in-law I could ask for. Never told me no to any project I got into and needed help finishing. I wouldn't have met my husband if it wasn't for him bringing him into my work and making him talk to me. He always listened anytime I needed to come by and vent. We have some great memories over the last 17 years. I miss him so much?"

Brian Branch wrote on May 7, 2020:

"John was one of my oldest and best friends. There is not enough space here for me to pay tribute to someone I have known for close to 50 years. He meant so much to so many. He was always there to help me repair my cars, my homes, move a house full of stuff or to just spend the time of day with doing close to nothing. So many memories. I will miss him. "

Debra Fodera wrote on May 7, 2020:

"Baby you are my rock,my soulmate, my everything . I'm not sure how I'm going to live a life without you. RIP fly high baby "

Jason Kozelenko wrote on May 7, 2020:

"The list is too long why John was a great man. I greatly admired him. "

Sue Ehle Burrow wrote on May 7, 2020:

"John you were the best big brother anyone could ask for. Sure am going to miss you...."

Jay Branch wrote on May 7, 2020:

"A good friend of many years and he will be missed . "

Mary Singleton(Hyla) wrote on May 7, 2020:

"To a man, that I first meant as a stranger, and left as a friend. May the kindness that you showed, to me, be return to your family, during this difficult time. May the days and roads ahead, be Comforted by Gods peace. "

Enjoli wrote on May 7, 2020:

"RIP Uncle John? you were always good to me. New ER spent much tome together but anytime I needed anything you were there! "

Shannon Fodera wrote on May 7, 2020:

"You were always there for everyone without anyone having to ask! You?ve taught me to always be myself no matter what! You were always unapologetically your true self without regret! Your words will always stay with me and have made me stronger. Loved & lost but never ever forgotten! RIP Uncle John"

Shannon Fodera wrote on May 7, 2020:

"You always showed up for everyone and nobody ever had to ask. You will always be the voice in my head that will say Live your life and never compromise! He truly lived his life unapologetically and never let anyone get him down!! Lost but never forgotten and always loved! "

Sue Ehle Burrow wrote on May 7, 2020:

"John you were the best big brother anyone could ask for. Sure am going to miss you...."

Debbie Fernandez wrote on May 7, 2020:

"Rest In Peace ?"

Debbie Plesher wrote on May 7, 2020:

"RIP big brother. Although my heart is broken I find comfort in knowing you are no longer in pain. I will miss you so very much. Your in my heart forever!! Love Debbie "

Jennifer wrote on May 7, 2020:

"We will miss you "

Corey wrote on May 7, 2020:

"We will all miss you John. Thank you for taking good care of my sister."

Kay wrote on May 7, 2020:

"Our deepest condolences to the Fodera family and friends from Kay Waites and staff at Sound Choice Cremation."