Thursday, July 5, 2018

Mary Catherine Lambert Danielson

Mary Catherine Lambert Danielson, age 94 of Winter Park  died July 4, 2018 at the Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Born March 29, 1924 in Bluestone, West Virginia she was the third of five children of the late Trula Faye Grady and Paris Harvey Lambert. Mary was a 1942 graduate of Bramwell High School, then went on to attend the Lewis Gale School of Nursing in Roanoke, Virginia. In 1943  she joined the United States Cadet Nurse Corp, and the last six months of school she was transferred to the United States Marine Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia where she worked and graduated in 1945. Mary remained at the Marine Hospital for ten years working for the U.S. Public Health Service before moving to Miami, Florida in 1955 where she joined the staff of Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables retiring with sixteen years of service in 1971.

In 1977, the Danielsons bought a retirement home in Quail Ridge in Boynton Beach and following Dr. Danielson’s retirement they made that their permanent home in 1985. They also had a home at Mountain Glen in Newland, North Carolina where they spent their summers. Where ever they were, Harry and Mary always enjoyed a round of golf, a game of bridge, and traveling.

Mary moved to the Winter Park Towers in 2002  where she enjoyed her friendships and became an active member of the Winter Park Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Harry E. Danielson in 1989, a sister, Dorothy Lambert Kiser, and three brothers, Paris Harvey Lambert, Jr., James Ernest Lambert and John Grady Lambert.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Patrician and Stanley A. Dickinson of Winter Park; a grandson, Blair Dickinson of Winter Park; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Trula Dickinson Donley and Scott Donley, and Mary’s  great-granddaughter, Catherine Tate Donley of Winter Haven, Florida.  Other survivors include Pamela and Wallace Newlin of Osprey, Florida and Christine Sheppard of Alachua, Florida.

Funeral services will be held Saturday Morning, July 7, 2018 at 11 o’clock at the Winter Park Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Dr. Walter Jackson and the Reverend Emily Wasser officiating. The family will receive friends at a reception at the church following the service. A family committal service will be held in the Palm Cemetery in Winter Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request memorials be made to the Hospice of the Comforter, 605 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714, Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 400 Lakemont Ave., Winter Park, Florida 32792.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Mohini Persaud

Mohini Persaud, age 54, of Clermont, FL passed away Saturday, June 30th, 2018  at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.  She was born in Georgetown, Guyana, the daughter of the late Bhedawati (Lal)  and Jai  Lall and was employed as a nurse.

Mohini leaves to cherish her memory,  husband Kubeer Persaud; daughter, Nadiya Persaud,  two sons Ganesh Persaud, Devendra Persaud, all of Clermont;  she is also survived by two sisters, Nelly Outram and Geeta Ambedkar both of Toronto. 

Traditional Hindu services will be held from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL., followed by interment at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Donald Ray Conrad II

Donald Ray Conrad II, age 55, of Ocoee passed away Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at Health Central in Ocoee.   He was born in Orlando, the son of the late Donald "Ray" Conrad of Reedy, WV and Wilma "Darlene" Hudson. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother Darlene Hudson of Orlando; Betty (Reese) Conrad of Orlando, his wife of 29 years; son Donald Conrad, III of Orlando, son Jay Conrad of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and daughter Marlina Conrad of Deland; sister Connie J. Kane of Ocoee; niece Candice J. Kane-Nord (Erik) of Ocoee and extended family, Marnie Sanford of Ocoee.  He is also survived by aunts and many cousins.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at The Church at Oak Level  with Associate Pastor Tyler Howell from Glad Tidings Church officiating.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Daniel Charles Rittinger

Daniel Charles Rittinger, age 81 of Orlando; passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.  He was born in Wilksbarre, PA the son of Larry and Sophie (Nowowski) Rittinger.  He was employed as an industrial engineer and retired from Lockheed Martin.  Daniel loved automobiles, stock cars, racing and collecting.

He is predeceased by his sister, Sister Mary Gratian (2003) and leaves to cherish his memory wife Barbara (McGreevy) Rittinger of Orlando; daughter Mary Ellen Tiasta of Forty Fort, PA; brothers Carl of Melbourne, FL, James of Forty Fort and Lawrence of Southport, NC.; sisters Barbara Finn of Virginia, Alice Hoszody of California; grandchildren Joe Tiasta of Pittston, PA; Jacklyn Bates of Chicago; and great grandchildren Audrey and Owen Tiasta.  

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Jane Therese Brockman

Jane Therese Brockman of Orlando, 71, died on Sunday at her home.  She was born to Clark and Francis Walter on June 7, 1947 in Sunnyside, WA, the third of five girls. She attended the University of Seattle with a focus on history, but her first love was fine art. On June 20, 1970, Jane married Carl Lawrence Brockman Jr. in Los Angeles, CA. The couple had five children and moved to Orlando the summer of 1984.

Jane’s first passion was her family, followed closely by her love of creativity. Whether that be a giant meal for her family and friends, a canvas painting or a huge mural, a story, a quilt, or a piece of furniture, over the course of her life, her passion for creating inspired her family and those around her.

An active and devout Catholic, Jane was a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church for 34 years.  She enthusiastically served the church community as an Eucharistic Minister and Reader, organized right to live events, ran the "Helping Hands Ministry" to provide a warm meal for the Downtown Coalition for the Homeless one Sunday a Month for 4 years, and headed several sewing ministries at Holy Family, including the effort to provide white garments for Baptisms.

As much as she could, she loved visiting natural, wild places that inspired creativity and helped her feel closer to God.  She made time to bike frequently on the West Orange Trail, and visited her cottage, to paint and be peaceful, in the Great Smoking Mountains National Park.

Jane is survived by her husband, Carl and four children, John, Peter, Mary, and Kathleen, and 13 grandchildren.  Her third son, Michael, has reunited with her in heaven.

The family will be receiving friends at Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6:30 until 7:30 pm.  The funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Ennis officiating.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Nicole Caroll Remi DeCruise

Nicole Caroll Remi DeCruise, age 45 of Orlando, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  She was born  in St. Johns Antigua, the daughter of Eulyn (Tonge) and George DeCruise.  

Nicole leaves to cherish her memory, parents Eulyn Tonge of Orlando; father George DeCruise of New York; daughters Kai and Jade DeCruise both of Orlando; brothers Iyaba DeCruise of Woodbridge, CT, Lerone DeCruise of Norfolk, VA, George DeCruise, Jr. , and Keshewn DeCruise  both of New Jersey, Husani and Jelani DeCruise both of Long Island, NY, Tarik Griffith of Georgia; sisters Diane DeCruise of Arizona, and Kalilah DeCruise of New Jersey.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 12:00 until 1:30 pm, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Latonya Heyward, officiating.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Dorcas Latisha Pindar

Dorcas Letitia Pindar nee Violet Katie Dillon, age 93 of Ocoee, FL passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018.  She was born on January 22, 1925 to William and Rebecca Dillon in Friendship Village on the East Coast of Demerara, Guyana.

She was affectionately known to many as Violet or Aunty Katie, and was one of seven children. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Patricia Canterbury, her grandsons, Mark, Jason and Andrew, her foster son, Linden and a great granddaughter, Cara. She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Pindar.

George E. Pindar and Violet Katie DIllon were married on December 29th, 1962. They lived in Meadowbrook Gardens, Georgetown, before moving to the USA and spent many years together living in Brooklyn, NY.

Dorcus believed in faith and community. She was an ardent worker who had a great love for God and was a devout member of St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in Friendship, Guyana. She also held regular bible study meetings at her home and gave many hours of service to charitable organizations such as the Mother’s Union which supported family life and the Women’s Institute, where she taught different skills to women such as craft, cooking, baking, knitting and crochet. She also attended the Senior Citizens' Club in New York and Florida.

She was a caterer in her community for many years and was often called upon to make cakes for weddings and specials occasions. She taught catering classes for her community. But most importantly, “Auntie Katie”  was considered a mother to all and cared deeply for everyone she knew, whether you were her family, friend, neighbor or a member of the community. She was always willing to help out someone in need. Everybody’s child was her child.

Dorcas was a people's person with a friendly personality who enjoyed a very social life and loved to laugh. Her house was always filled with family, friends and laughter. Friends who visited her house were treated as family. She was very selfless and always had time for others. She always had a good word of advice to share. She was often surrounded by her family especially her nieces & nephews. There was never a dull moment when she was around.   Her surviving family members, daughter Patricia Canterbury; foster son Linden Fung; grandsons Mark, Jason and Andrew Cyrus; great granddaughter Cara Cyrus and many nieces, nephews and sorrowing friends.

We will all miss her.

May her soul rest in peace and rise in glory. 

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Father Arthur Johnson from Orlando MetroWest of The Nazarene officiating.  Interment will be in St. Augustine's Angelican Church Cemetery, Friendship, Buxton East Coast Demerara, Guyana.