Saturday, November 28, 2009

Nancy L. Gaines

Ms. Nancy L. Gaines, resident of Orlando, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Everett E. Gaines, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2009. Born in Jacksonville, FL on July 25, 1955, she moved with her family to Orlando, FL and attended school there. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Jane A. Lucia and stepfather Morris G. Lucia, three brothers; Gerald L. Gaines and wife Diane, William E. Gaines, Michael D. Gaines and wife Belinda, two nephews, a niece, four great nephews, an aunt Mrs. Emily G. Tinsley and cousins. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the ASPCA. A memorial service is planned for Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL with Pastor Bob Wooten officiating.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Patricia A. Byrne Fennessy

Patricia A. Byrne Fessessy, born in Yonkers, New York, May 16, 1932, died in Orlando, Florida on November 18, 2009. Daughter of Arthur and Evelyne Byrne (deceased). She is survived by Arthur J. Byrne, Jr., (brother) Michael A. Fennessy (son), Christian Fennesy McNeil (daughter), four grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Missed an loved by all. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 from 11:00a - 1:00p at Dobbs Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1:00 pm with Father Alex Dalpiaz officiating.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Richard C. Kortes, Jr.

Richard C. Kortes, Jr., (Rick) at the age 50, passed suddenly on Saturday, November 14, 2009 in Orlando, FL. A memorial celebrating the life of Rick Kortes will be at the West Orlando Rotary Community Center, 475 S. Kirkman Road from 6 PM to 9 PM on November 24, 2009, where he worked as chef and building maintenance. Rick was a professional welder and mechanic. Rick died doing what he loved, riding his panhead.
Rick was a good man and didn't turn down anyone needing help. Rick was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 31, 1959. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Ann Kortes; his loving son Jonathan; his father and mother Richard and Mary Jane Kortes; his brother Duane and Susan Kortes; their siblings Franciska and Stefania; his brother Christopher Kortes and partner Vanessa; Rick's sister Kristina Avila and their siblings, Ethan and Emma; Rick's dog and cat Jack and Uno; numerous life time friends, neighbors and free riders.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tricia Fischer

Tricia Fischer, age 25 of Winter Garden passed away Monday, November 16th 2009. She was survived by her mother Rita Fischer; father William (Bill) Fischer; brothers Richard Kramer and wife Jill, and Eric Fischer; and grandmother Agnes Kramer.

Visitation services will be held on Thursday, November 19th 2009 from 6-8 PM at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 North Kirkman Rd, Orlando FL 32811. For those who wish to partake in Prayer of the Rosary, be there by 5:30 PM. Mass service will be held on Friday, November 20th at 10:00 AM at Resurrection Catholic Church, 1211 S. Vineland Rd, Winter Garden FL 34787. Graveside on Monday, November 30th, 10:00 AM at Winter Garden Cemetery, 13636 Lake Butler Blvd, Winter Garden, FL 34787. 407-656-4682.

God looked around his Garden and found an empty place
He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering; he knew you were in pain.
And knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult, he closed your tired eyes,
He whispered to you "Peace be Thine" and gave you wings to fly.
When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain,
We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.
You've left us precious memories, your love will be our guide.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you on the day God called you home.

"Life is a word associated with what you as a person accomplishes, who you meet, what you experience and most of all the day you enter and leave this world. Once you've accomplished those heights your life doesn't just stop there, but accelerates into an everlasting life. While here on earth Tricia associated herself with anyone who was willing to welcome in her unbelievable personality, experienced everything she could to the max and accomplished more than any of us have in our whole lives. Tricia Ann Fischer as of November 16th 2009 has left us here on earth to set foot on a new journey, her long and everlasting trip through heaven on her holy holy Harley. For those who knew her, for those who loved her and for those who never got a chance to tune into her awesomeness, she will be missed...Rest in Peace my loving sister. We will never forget you and always love you. Remember her Team Won!!!"

-Eric Fischer

Friday, November 13, 2009

Robert F. Alvarez

Robert F. Alvarez, 66 of Davenport, Florida passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2009. Robert was born in Havana, Cuba on September 15, 1943. In 1957 he moved to West Pal Beach, FL. While in college, he met and married Eunice Perez Salcines on January 24, 1964. They had two children together, Eunice and Robert.

Robert was a top producing sales executive for Marriott Vacation Club, where he won salesman of the year, and achieved presidential status. He had a unique ability to connect personally with clients and whether they purchased or not, he always made an indelible impression.

Robert was dedicated to his family and loved to spend time with his grand-children. He loved vacationing and had traveled in Europe and in particular went on many cruises of the Caribbean. He was a generous and caring husband and father. He enjoyed swimming with his family and taught both his grand kids to swim. He was the life of the party, entertaining his family with funny stories from his life. He had a knack for always landing on his feet no matter what life threw at him. He will be sorely missed by those who loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice P. Alvarez, his two children, Eunice A. Fuller & her husband Jeff and Robert H. Alvarez & his wife Emily, his grandchildren Robert H. Alvarez Jr., and Gabriella J. Fuller, and his brother and sisters, Mariana Sylvester and Fernando Alvarez both of West Palm Beach, FL and Dalia Alvarez of Boston, MA.

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, November 16, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Orlando located at 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM. Both will be held in Henry Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in memory of Robert F. Alvarez, to First Orlando Foundation , at 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32805. Proceeds to be used for the First Baptist Church's Cuban Mission.