OBITUARY: Mike Weddle

May 17, 2021
By Marcy Shortuse

Michael Lee Weddle, born September 29, 1954, passed away on May 7, 2021 in Englewood at his home in Englewood, FL. 

He was born in Compton, Calif. to parents Bob and Gene Weddle, but lived most of his life in Florida. He left California right after high school and moved to Maine, then to Florida. He traveled back and forth at first, then settled in Southwest Florida.

Mike loved his music more than almost anything else. When he would visit his family in California, they would set up a jam session in the living room. Mike played with the Boca Bande for years and was very well known for his musical prowess. He also had his own audio/video business called Audio Video Interior Design (AVID), and for a time worked as a groundskeeper at The Gasparilla Inn & Club.

Mike was known for being a loving, caring, giving man who rarely got angry, and for being an intensely private person as well. Even so, he had dozens – if not hundreds – of friends who loved him.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents. 

Survivors include his brothers, Ron of Carson City, Nevada and Nick of Marino Valley, Calif.; his sister, Genie Patton of Bullhead City, Ariz.; four nieces; Diane Kuhl Todd of Englewood; and Belqui Gordon-Weddle of Cape Haze.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, May 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Crowninshield Community House in Boca Grande.