Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bhupendra C. Patel

In Memory of Bhupendra C. Patel

On Monday, August 19, 2019, Bhupendra Patel, known as BC, —loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, father-in-law, and friend—passed away at the age of 70. 

BC was born in Nairobi, Kenya as was his family. There, he worked for many years as an accountant and financial advisor and tax consultant. He was also a businessman and a curious and gifted learner who started ventures related to the stock exchange, retail, computers, gems, and horses. He moved to the U.S. in 2000. 

He loved people and struck up conversations with everyone. He was a deep thinker and cared about current events occurring globally. He was passionate about family, food, and politics. He enjoyed cooking and was a master at curries. He had stories for days and advice for everyone. He advocated for young people to vote and be politically engaged. He fought for the right to be heard, to learn, to stand up for what he believed in, and for his family. 

He is survived by his wife, Nirupa, his son Neel, his daughter Monali, his grandson Drona, and his siblings: his sisters Ilaben, Chandrika, Bina, and his brother Ashok. He is preceded by his parents, Chandubhai and Shantaben, and his eldest sister Niruben who was a tremendous influence in his life. 

All who knew him are welcome to attend. The family will receive friends from 2 - 4 pm EST on Friday, August 23, 2019, at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the National Kidney Foundation memorial page. Bhupendra's deteriorating health and passing was in large part due to his kidney disease, and we'd like to honor his legacy by supporting continuing advocacy, education, and research to treat this disease. He fought hard for everything he was passionate about and he'd want us to fight for other families, too.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Jason Brent Foulk

On Monday, August 12, 2019 Jason Foulk, loving husband and father of four girls, passed away at the age of 46.

Jason was born on May 3, 1973 in Scottsdale, AZ to Benjamin Lewis Foulk and Julia Jeannine Anderson.  He was the youngest of four children: Bonnie Jeannine, Benjamin James and Janet Lynn.

He graduated from the University of Utah and became a commercial airline pilot for JetBlue.  He was married to and survived by Kathleen Loretta Murphy and had four daughters, Audrey Lynn 16, Julia Marie 9, Adelyn Jennifer 7 and Emma Christine 7.

Jason began his career in aviation at the Salt Lake International Airport as a member of the ground service.  His first job as a pilot was flying to report weather for a Salt Lake City television station.  He also had a job flying over the Great Salt Lake in order to spot the masses of shrimp for the fishing boats.  For a time, he was also a pilot flying tour groups over the Grand Canyon.

He would later move to the east coast to fly as a commercial pilot where he would meet his future wife Kathleen 18 years ago when they both worked for United Express.  He spent the last 13 years flying for JetBlue Airways, mostly recently as Captain.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 in the Henry Chapel at the First Orlando Baptist Church on 3000 South John Young Pkwy, Orlando, Florida at 11:00 am.  Donations may be made to Deep Waters Counseling Center in Jason's name, to be used towards helping the family heal.

Deep Waters Counseling Center
Susan Londres
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Clenord Chery

Mr. Clenord was born August 16, 1946 in Tiret Morisseau Lazil (Haiti) and raised in Anse a veau (Berth).  In 1971, he met his old lady: Lida Vincent.  After 2 years they started raising a family, they have 5 kids: 2 sons, 3 daughters and 9 grandchildren.

Life wasn't good for them to raise the family, he had to leave the country to seek a better life.  He left Haiti in 1977, went to St. Martin, lived there for 3 years, came back to Haiti.  After 2 years in Haiti things were going downhill, he had to leave again, he went to France in 1982, lived there for 5 years and came back to Haiti in 1987.  After 2 years again, he finally went back to St. Martin and lived there til 2018, where he spent most of his life.  He came to the USA in 2018 to seek treatment for his sickness.  After spending a year with us here, he passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019.  Besides that, he was a loving, down to heart guy, and very friendly.  

Clenord is pedeceased by sister Savia Chery (Dec. 1998); brother Lovima Chery (Dec. 2005)  and leaves to cherish his memory; wife Lida  (Vincent) Chery of Orlando; three daughters,  Elmita Chery of Philadelphia, Dalise Chery of St. Martin, Clemene Chery of Orlando; two sons Guervil Chery and Malony Chery both of Orlando; three sisters, Vierge Chery of Long Island, NY, Lila Chery of Haiti; Marie Chery of France; and 9 grandchildren.  

Visitation  will be held 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at the Haitian Christian Reformed Church in Orlando, FL  with Pastor Obelto Cherubin officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Monday, August 12, 2019

James Thomas Yarborough, Sr.

James Thomas Yarborough, Sr., age 82 of Orlando,  passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Advent Health Orlando.   He was born in Charlotte, NC the son of the late Daisy Marie (Settlemyer)  and George Ellie Yarborough and employed as a plumbing pipefitter/welder.  

James leaves to cherish his memory, wife Willoveda  (Williamson) Yarborough of Orlando; two sons Joe Yarborough of Orlando,  Bart Ellie Yarborough, of Ocoee; sister Ruby Bleddyn of Orlando;  6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am at Highland Memory Gardens in Apopka on Friday, August 16, 2019.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Marisel D. Cheever

Marisel D. Cheever, age 61, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Anaconda, Montana.  She was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Jorge Diaz and Idalia Machicote-Robles and was employed as Department Secretary for a hospital.  

Marisel leaves to cherish her memory, husband Randy Cheever of Mt. Dora; sons Jason Cheever of Ocoe, Nathan Cheever of Apopka; sister Ruth Battle of Sanford; brothers George Diaz of Casselberry, Carlos Diaz of Kansas City; and one grandchild, Konnor Rivers of Ocoee.

The family will be receiving friends  at the Apopka Seventh- Day Adventist Church, located at 340 E. Votaw Road, Apopka FL from 9:15 until 10:00 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 10:00 am .

Friday, August 9, 2019

Sadrac Pongnon

Sadrac Pongnon, age 37, of Orlando, FL passed away Wednesday, July 31st, 2019.  He was born in Port-Au Prince, Haiti the son of the Leon Pongnon and the late Saintamene (Loce) Pongnon and was employed as a janitorial technician for a cleaning company.

Sadrac leaves to cherish his memory, wife Wenda  (Eliassaint) Pongnon and son Schuyler Pongnon, both of Orlando.  

Service will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando with Pastor Austin J. Igbafen, officiating.  

Monday, August 5, 2019

Andre' Charles Deprez

June 30, 1928 - July 26, 2019 

Born into an expatriated Swiss family in Brussels, at age twelve Andre' was forced to flee with his mother and sister to Switzerland in June 1940 ahead of the World War II German invasion of Belgium.  After four years of high school in Lausanne, he attended a German-speaking high school in Aarau to prepare for the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Zurich, from which he graduated in 1951 with a degree in Chemistry.  After marriage to Jocelyn C. France, in 1952 the couple emigrated to Syracuse, NY where Andre' worked at Solvay for a year.  Wanting to expand his education, he won a two-year scholarship to MIT from which he graduated in 1955 with a Masters in Chemical Engineering.

With two children in tow, the couple moved to Wilmington, DE for a new job with DuPont.  Here they stayed for two years before moving to Norwalk, CT for Andre's definitive job with Scientific Design, a small cutting-edge technology company in New York, which was developing petrochemical engineering and plant design for sale all over the world.  After a five-year experience int he Paris office, Andre' became Senior VP of Sales back in New York.  The family settled in New Canaan, CT in 1964, with Andre' traveling all over the world, as this was the period of the petrochemical industry's great expansion.  In 1985 he also managed to scoop up a Master's degree from MIT's Sloan School of Business.

While in Paris, Andre' pioneered doing business behind the Iron Curtain, and when Nixon opened up to China, Andre' was in the forefront of technology exchange there.  Andre' firmly believed that the path to peace was to develop friendly commercial relations and build up the standard of living of people everywhere.  A man of strong convictions and broad cultural understanding, Andre's dedication to his ideals was instrumental in his lifelong success.

He lived his last years in Orlando, Fl and leaves behind his wife of 67 years, Jocelyn, two children, Marie-Therese Harper and Alexandre Deprez, and 10 grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, August 9, 2019  at Dr. Phillips Cemetery in Orlando.