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Thomas Russell Wight, 76, of Naples, Florida died early Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at home. Mr. Wight was a resident of Naples the past few years, and previously resided in Estero and Bonita Springs for more than 40 years.

He was born on Feb. 14, 1937 in Watertown, N.Y., the son of Edward Bailey “Bill” Wight and Arlene Hill Wight, who predeceased him on March 15, 1966 and July 27, 1974, respectively. Mr. Wight was also predeceased by a son, William Edward “Bill” Wight, a general contractor in Waynesville, N.C., who died on March 19, 2007.

Survivors include a sister, Carole Wight Schabel (Karl), Frisco, Texas; son Michael T. Wight (Denise), Fort Myers; daughters Deborah L. Wight, Naples, Susan J. Wight Simonetti, Fort Myers, Julie A. Wight Hummel (Ted), Fort Myers and Laurie A. Wight Sloat (Steve), Estero; and eight grandchildren, including Aaron, Julia and Justin Simonetti, Michael Wight II and Daniel Wight, Steven and Christopher Sloat, and Alexis Hummel; and nephews Ed Schabel (Molly), Plano, Texas and Steve Schabel (Brenda), Landing, N.J. He is also survived by step-son Andy Wight of Morgantown, W.V.

Mr. Wight graduated from Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y. in 1959. He was the owner of Howard Lumber Co. and Wight-Walker Inc. in Ogdensburg, N.Y. Upon relocating to Florida, he was in sales in the construction industry.

The family is planning a private memorial service at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with the Beachwood Society, Naples.

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