Friday, January 13, 2017

Linda Barse May

Linda Barse May, age 71, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017.  She was born in Wellsville, New York the daughter of Lynn Allen and Olive Amadon and was a homemaker.

Linda leaves to cherish her memory, husband Walter May of Orlando; sons Jeffrey Barse of Aurora, CO, Christopher Barse and Tim May both of Orlando; daughters Jennifer Barse Ruth of Jacksonville, Diana May Melnyk of Orlando; brother Charles Allen of Avon, NY; sister Ruth of Corning, NY; and 6 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017  at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Fernando Ramos

Fernando Ramos, age 58, of Orlando passed away Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health in Orlando.   He was born in Manhattan, NY the son of Cecilia (Muniz) and Victor M. Ramos Sr.  Fernando served in the U.S. Marines and was employed as a security officer for Homeland Security.  

He leaves to cherish his memory, mother Cecilia Muniz Ramos; wife Maria   (Velazquez) Ramos of Orlando; son Fernando Duprey Ramos of Orlando; brother Victor Ramos of Orlando; three sisters, Anna C Ramos of Pennsylvania, Sotera Ramos of Manhattan, NY and  Maria Ramos of  Tampa. 

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9:30 am, followed by a 10:30 am Mass at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Leo Hodges officiating.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

George William O'Meara

George William O’Meara, 79 years old, of Ocoee, Florida passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Hospice of the Comforter Florida Hospital Connected Care in Altamonte Springs, Florida after a hard-fought, 16-month battle with leukemia.

George was born on October 6, 1937 to Thomas Thedford and Flora Hazel Smith O’Meara in Charleston, West Virginia. Soon after, his family moved to Orlando, Florida where George attended Howard Middle School and Edgewater High School. He went on to work full time at a dental company and later established his own business, Central Florida Dental Supply Company which he operated until two weeks up to his death, coordinating deliveries. George shared his hunting hobby with son, Todd and enjoyed weekends at hunting camps across Florida. He was also an avid gun collector and history buff. Along with his work and hobbies, it was spending time with his family that gave George the most joy.   

George will be fondly remembered by his wife: Jeanette, children: Todd and his wife Asa, Shannon and Sarah Jean, brother and sister-in law: Mike and Jean, and nieces and nephews. He is also grandfather to Mallory, Cornelia, Amanda, William and Eleanor. He will be greatly missed by both family and friends.

The family of George wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the nurses, doctors and staff at Florida Hospital South, Florida Cancer Specialist and FHCI Radiation Oncology who provided care and support. Special thanks to Jean O’Meara who accompanied George on all of his chemotherapy, radiation and blood transfusions appointments. We are forever grateful.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. Andrew Catholic Church at 10:00 AM with Father Leo Hodges officiating.

                

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ivan McDonald Binns

Ivan McDonald Binns, age 88, passed away in Orlando on Friday, December 30, 2016.  He was born in Hanover, Jamaica the son of the late Enos and Elsie (Porteous) Binns.  Ivan moved to Central Florida from New Jersey in 1975.  He was employed as a commercial electrician and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Ivan leaves to cherish his memory, wife Wendolin (Johnson) Binns of Orlando; sons Nigel Binns of Las Angeles, Gladstone Binns of East Orange, NJ; sisters Geta Fletcher, Joy Smith both of Jamaica, Mavis Baptiste of Georgia; brother George Binns of England; grandchild Stephone Binns of East Orange, NJ.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.  The funeral mass will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Thursday,  January 5, 2016 at 10:00 am with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will follow the mass at 12:00 noon at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Kevin Michael Condon

Kevin Michael Condon, age 51 of Ocoee, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  He was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, the son of Peter J. Condon and Pam Boggs Bogardus.  Kevin was employed in construction.

He leaves to cherish his memory, parents Pam and Lowell Boggs of Ocoee; sisters Colleen  Robillard of Titusville, Kathleen Sutherland of Ocoee, Mary Pollard of Mt. Dora and Kerry Garrity of Winter Springs.

The family will be receiving friends from 2:30 until 3:30 pm, followed by the funeral service at 3:30 pm on  Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Starke Lake Baptist Church, 611 West Avenue, Ocoee, FL 34761 with Pastor Jeff Pritchard officiating.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Erick Acosta

Erick Acosta, age 9, of Orlando, F Lpassed away Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, at Florida Hospital Orlando.   Erick  was born in Orlando, the  son of Keivy (Castillo) and Heirbeto Acosta and was an student.

Erick leaves to cherish his memory along with his parents a brother Edwin Acosta also of Orlando.

The family will be receiving friends from 9:00 until 11:30 am followed by the funeral service on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home, located at 430 N.Kirkman Road with Pastor Jose Munoz, officiating. Interment will follow the 11:30 am service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Floral arrangements can be delivered on Friday, December 23, 2016 until 5:00 pm to the funeral home.  Please call Floral Productions, 407-422-9155 or Europa Floral Design at 407-395-9961.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Harold "Hal" Campion

Harold “Hal” Campion, 90, died peacefully in his sleep, Friday, December 9, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living of Ocoee, Florida.  Born and raised in Campbell, Ohio, he was the son of Frank and Rose Campione, next to the youngest of eight children.

Harold served in the Army Air Corps, stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida,  where he met the love of his life, Alice Arias. They married in 1949 and, following his discharge from the service, he attended and graduated from the University of Florida, where he earned a BS degree majoring in Physics, Math, and German.  After teaching radar at Keesler Air Force Base in Gulfport, Mississippi for several years and working for the Crosley Division of Avco in Cincinnati, Ohio, for four years, he and Alice settled in Orlando, Florida in 1958 where they raised their three children. Harold was an aerospace engineer for Lockheed Martin for the bulk of his career; his pioneering work focused on introducing solid-state devices into the industry.  He retired in 1979, after more than 20 years of service.

Following retirement, Harold, a lifelong golfer, found his dream job as a starter and ranger at the Grand Cypress Golf Resort.  When he wasn’t on the golf course or watching golf on TV, he could be found volunteering at the Orlando Science Center, cycling, running, and spending time with friends and family. Harold was a devoted Florida Gator where he and Alice attended football games at his alma mater in Gainesville for more than 20 years.

Harold was a loving husband of 63 years to Alice who predeceased him in February, 2013; he was a wonderful father, an enthusiastic and playful grandpa, a loyal friend, an ice cream lover, and a terrific dancer.  He was a devout Catholic, with a quick wit and a great head of hair!

He will be joyfully remembered by his sisters Mary Mazias and Clara Casal, his brother-in-law John Texter, his children and their spouses Alan (Ellen), Barbara (Keith), and Neal (Peggy), grandchildren Lauren, Blair, Alison, and Mia, and his extended family that includes Yolanda and Dan Sparacino, Doralys Arias and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his loving parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, George Campion, and his sisters,
Alvira Campione, Victoria Frazinni-Petrella, Theresa Zetts and Vera Texter.  Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 801 N. Hastings Road, with Father Ron Mahon officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Dr. Phillips Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Orlando Science Center.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gerald Desmond Barrett

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they? 
 Matthew 6:25-26



Gerald Desmond Barrett, passed away on Wednesday December 14, 2016 at 10:25 a.m. at Mike Conley Hospice House, Clermont Florida. Gerald was born on March 1, 1938 in Mt. Carey St. James, Jamaica West Indies to parents Agnes Wollery and Septimus Barrett.  His early education began at Anchovy Primary and Montego Bay Technical Institute
He was very active in different ministries in his church at First Baptist in Kingston Jamaica. He met, fell in love and married Valrey Stephenson.  They were married for 47 years and have two daughters Shelley and Aileen and son Thurston, who predeceased him in 2001.

Gerald migrated to the US where he gained employment at the World Trade Center and the Temple Isaiah School while residing in New York. Soon after retiring in 2004, Gerald once again relocated to Ocoee, Florida where he resided until he went home to be with the Lord.

Gerald’s love for God was endless and when asked how he was doing, his response was always “God is so good to me”.  He enjoyed reading his Bible and doing his puzzles.  He loved his family and spoke very highly about them. Gerald was a gentle, sympathetic and kind person and was always willing to lend a helping hand to others.  He was a very reliable & meticulous worker and also expected the same from others.

In his later years, Gerald spent most of his days at his beloved center “Share the Care”.  A place where he could be himself and show his many dance moves.  He enjoyed playing dominoes, bingo and even playing the drums at their many socials.   

Gerald is survived by his wife Valrey; daughters Shelley and Aileen; granddaughter Kelsey; brothers Ernest and Anthony Johnson; sister Ruthlyn; nieces; nephew; sisters in law; brothers in law, relatives and friends.

Gerald will be missed and his memories will live on in the hearts of those he touched and influenced.

“We cannot Lord thy purpose see, 
but all is well that’s done by thee.”

Lovingly Submitted


The Family

SERVICE DETAILS
VISITATION
Friday, December 23, 2016
10:00AM – 11:00AM

FUNERAL SERVICE
Friday, December 23, 2016
11:00AM – 12:00 NOON
Orlando Metro West Church of the Nazarene
3705 N. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando Florida 32818.
Pastor Benjamin, officiating.  
Reception following at the Church’s Family Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial in memory of Gerald Barrett may be made to http://metrowestchurch.org/ .
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