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Francis J. DiVesta
  • March 08, 1920
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  • April 05, 2020

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Francis J. DiVesta, 100, of Fort Myers, passed away April 5, 2020, at Lee Memorial – Health Park Hospital, in Fort Myers, FL. Born March 8, 1920, in Newtown, CT., he was the son of Pasquale DiVesta and Maria Lepore. Francis was a former Director, Office of Advanced Graduate Studies, College of Education at Florida International University, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education at Pennsylvania State University, and Professor at Syracuse University. He authored five books on Educational Psychology during that time as well as numerous research papers. He is survived by his daughter Carol D. Laird, son Laurence A. DiVesta, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, Fort Myers, assisted with arrangements.


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  1. 07 Jul 2020
    Susan Trostle Brand says:
    Frank DiVesta was a truly great man and cherished friend. He possessed an easy charm and gracious dignity, a brilliant mind, a classy essence, a kind and compassionate heart, and a refreshing sense of humor. The impact of his excellence in teaching and presenting and his words of wisdom will long be remembered, only second to his warm and caring nature and his love of life. Until we meet again, dear friend, may you Rest In Peace with the other angels.

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