Monday, December 27, 2010

Nieves Pilar Solis

Nieves Pilar Solis age 93 of Orlando passed away Tuesday, December 21st, 2010. Nieves was born in Havana, Cuba, the daughter of the late Lucia (Montero) and Teodoro Santana. She was a homemaker and attended Resurrection Catholic Church. Nieves is survived by son Juan (Denise) Solis of Windermere, FL; sister Georgina Garcia of Miami, FL; and granddaughter Lissette Lieteau of Winter Garden.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs funeral Home from 10:00 - 11:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am on December 27th, 2010 with Father Justin Vakko officiating. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to VITAS Hospice, 2201 Lucien Parkway, Suite 100, Maitland, FL 32751 in her memory.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Mercedes Lopez

Mercedes Lopez, age 91 of Orlando, passed away Thursday, December 9th, 2010. Mercedes was born in Utaudo, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late S. Isabel Segunda Soto Major and Dionicio Lopez. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Mercedes leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Carmen Maldonado of Orlando; Providencia Rivera of Apopka; Antonia Harvey of Massachusetts; son Joseph Brant of New York; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, December 12th, 2010 from 4 until 7 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 13th, 2010 at St. Andrew Catholic Church at 10:00 am with Father Joseph Bellerive officiating, followed by interment at Dr. Phillips Cemetery.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Anthony Ralph Marrone

Anthony Ralph Marrone age 89 of Mulberry, Florida passed away on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010. Anthony was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late Rosalie (Minafo) and William Marrone. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was employed as a driver for a bus company.

Anthony is pre-deceased by his first and second wives, June and Magdalena and leaves to cherish his memory, son William Marrone; two daughters Diane Carlucci, Denise Papke; two sisters Christine Marrone, Marie Morgigno; grandchildren Joseph Carlucci, Kevin Marrone, Lisa Sawyer, Laura Curtis, Bobby Papke; great-grandchildren Kirsten Papke, Anthony Papke, Kaitlyn Papke, Lindsay Spencer, Allison Curtis, Ryan Sawyer, Jeremy Carlucci-Harris, Justin Carlucci-Harris, Jordin Carlucci-Harris, Ethan Marrone and Elise Marrone.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 from 6:00 -8:00 PM at Dobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Harvey Carpenter officiating. The service will start at 7:00 PM on Tuesday. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Teresa A. VeDepo

Teresa A. VeDepo, age 50 of Clermont, FL passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2010. She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa the daughter of Nancy Kay (Palmer) and the late Donald Grommon. She was employed as an administrator a Window and Door Corporation, and past owner of Frame-In Unlimited, Inc.

Teresa leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Nancy Kay Palmer; husband, John Michael VeDepo; sons, Dustin Young and Eli Michael VeDepo; brothers, Donald and Rick Grommon; sisters, Renee Daley, Angela Boisseau, Debbie McKee and grandson Lincoln Young.

A memorial service was held at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 at Dobbs Funeral Home followed by a reception at John & Midge's home in Clermont, Florida.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Victor H. Rincon

Victor H. Rincon., 78 passed away at home on November 16, 2010. He was born on June 3, 1932 in Bogata, Colombia, and was a resident of Orlando, FL since 1980. He is survived by his wife of nearly 53 years, Dora. He is also survived by his daughters, Jeanette (Robert) Churn of Ocoee, FL and Lucrecia Baker (Russ) Cedoz of Winter Park, FL, and four grandchildren who made him very proud - Joelle of Savannah, GA, Jason of Orlando, FL, Stephen Victor of Charleston, SC, and Michael of Ocoee, FL. He loved his family very much. Victor immigrated to the United States in July of 1964, and brought his wife and daughters to join him in November of 1964,k where they lived in California until moving to Orlando in 1980. Victor and his wife became U.S. Citizens in 1999. He believed that he could provide for his family and present them with more opportunities in the Untied States, and though he loved his homeland, he also loved his adopted country. He also enjoyed joining around a table with good company, good food, and good drinks. He retired as a diesel mechanic having learned his skills from his father. He is also survived by his mother, Anais, of Altamonte Springs, FL, his brothers, Bernardo of Bogota, Colombia, Jose Manuel of Orlando, FL and Jairo of Tallahassee, FL, and his sisters, Ligia, of Bogota, Colombia, Lucrecia of Leesburg, FL, Carmenza of Oviedo, FL, and Maria Antonieta of Altamonte Springs, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews in Florida, Virginia, Iowa, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Colombia. He was preceded by his father, Manuel, in 1991 and his brother, Jorge, in 1998. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando FL 32811. A Mass will be held on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 801 Hastings Street, Orlando FL 32808. After the Mass, all are welcome to gather at the home of Victor and Dora, 8133 Village Green Road, Orlando FL 32818. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Orlando Health Foundation, 3160 Southgate Commerce Blvd., Suite 50, Orlando FL 32806 or to St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Anthony Ali Rodriguez

Anthony Ali Rodriguez, age 15 of Orlando passed away Thursday, November 4th, 2010. Anthony was born in Orlando, the son of Jessica (Ramos) and Miguel Rodriguez, Sr. He was a freshman at University High School where he was an English Honors Student and a member of the football team. He aspired to have a career in music and a future in boxing.

Anthony is survived by his parents, Miguel Rodriguez Sr., Jessica Rodriguez and step-father George Torres of Orlando; girlfriend Veronica Nieves of Orlando; six brothers, George Torres of New York, Miguel Rodriguez, Jr. of Orlando, Ivan Rodriguez of Orlando, Justin Torres of New York, Jayden Torres of New York, Shane Torres of Orlando; two sisters, Jada Rodriguez of Orlando, Imani Torres of Orlando; Maternal Grandfather Augustin Ramos of Orlando; Paternal Grandmother Lydia Rodriguez of Connecticut; Paternal Grandfather Edwin Rodriguez of Puerto Rico; Step Grandmother Aida Torres of Orlando. The family will be receiving friends on Monday, November 8th, 2010 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at St. Andrew Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Andrew Catholic Church at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 with Father Joseph Bellerieve officiating.

Kevin J. Proctor

Kevin J. Proctor, 50, of Orlando, FL passed away November 1st, 2010, after a 14 month battle with cancer. He was born July 20, 1960 to Valerie (Mihalka) and Edward Proctor in Cleveland Ohio. On May 12, 1989, he married Penny Edmunds in Peninsula, Ohio. Kevin grew up in an artistic family and his passion for art began at an early age as he dreamed of making animated movies. His natural artistic talent was further developed while he attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and he was accepted into Disney's Feature Animation Internship program - a childhood dream became a reality. He worked with the Feature Animation team for 10 years on several movies including "Lion King," "Mulan," "John Henry," "Lilo & Stitch" and "Brother Bear" - perfecting his skills as a "Layout" artist. After Disney, Kevin transferred his talents from "Layout" to "Concept Art" at Electronic Arts; learning a new medium of creating environments within video games such as "Madden," "Tiger Woods," "Nascar," "Superman" and "NFL Street,". When Kevin wasn't drawing, he enjoyed going to the gym and spending time with family exploring nature, swimming and video gaming with his daughter Megan, having an evening out with his wife and tending to his menagerie of pets and hobbies. He always tackled new challenges with a positive attitude and a hands on approach which he was also able to transfer to his art. His loving carefree positive attitude touched all those who knew him.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Penny and daughter Megan of Orlando, mother Valerie Proctor and brother Terry (Bonnie) Proctor, (niece Rose) of Cleveland, OH; Sisters-in-law: Pamela (Monty) Lee of Rochester, MN (nieces Kathryn and Kristin (Andrew Naatz) and nephew Douglas); Josephine (Daniel) Olson of LaCrescent, MN (nephew Eric (Amanda) Olson and great nephews Ian and Isaac); Patricia Edmunds and Jane Diehl of LaCrosse, WI (nephews David and Nathan and nieces Rachel and Sabrina); Jill Edmunds and Jessica Edmunds of Kissimmee, FL, and Julia Edmunds (Sam Moore) of LaCrescent MN; and brothers-in-law Andrew (Julie) Edmunds of Winona, MN and Edward (Debbie) Edmunds of Minneapolis, MN (nieces Ashley, Kaitlyn and nephew Colton); and father-in-law Odell Edmunds of LaCrescent, MN. He was preceded in death by his cather, Edward; mother-in-law, Blanche (Nicholson) Edmunds; and nephew Ryan Olson.

Calling Hours and Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, November 13th at Dobbs Funeral Home at 1:00 pm. Family would like to extend sincerest thanks to Electronic Arts Tiburon (EA Sports) for their continued support throughout Kevin's illness, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Hospice of the comforter. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society would be appreciated (

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Edna Jewell Fouts

Edna Jewell Fouts, 88 of Orlando, Florida went to be with the Lord on October 17, 2010. Mrs. Fouts was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Oscar M. Fouts. Edna was born in Florala, Alabama on February 19, 1922 to Willy and Flossie Watson. Edna graduated from Leesburg High School. She met and married Oscar, an Army Air Corps cadet, and together they traveled and lived in many places including Tokyo, Japan and Kwajalein Atoll, before settling in Orlando. Edna was passionate about her love and service for the Lord Jesus Christ, her children Karen, Kenny, Kathy, Kristie and Kerry, 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and sister Virginia Watson Fouts. Visitation will be at Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando, Thursday, October 21st, 2010 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be on Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Central Florida, followed by interment at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missions' Fund, First Baptist Church of Central Florida, 700 Good Homes Road, Orlando, FL 32818, or VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 2075 Loch Lomond, Winter Park, FL 32792.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

William J. Shaffer

William J. Shaffer, 69, of Windermere, FL, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. He was born in Douglas, Wyoming. His life was one of service to his country, his family, and his community. He served 30 years as an Army Medical Service Corps Officer and a Hospital Administrator. In 1993, COL Shaffer retired from a distinguished military career and continued to work as a consultant for Tricare Healthcare Alliance. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an avid tennis player and golfer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary, of 31 years; his son, Clarke, of Oak Park, Ca; his daughter, Carin, of Phoenix, AZ; and seven beautiful grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road from 6:00 until 8:00 pm with a service at 7:00 pm. He will be buried with Standard Military Honors at Arlington Cemetery o November 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

James "Jim" Nathan Gearheart

James "Jim" Nathan Gearheart, age 76 of Orlando went to be wit his Lord and Savior on Monday, October 11, 210. Jim was born in Wavun, Virginia the son of John C. and Mary (Bales) Gearheart Sr. He was employed as a driver for Hennis Freight Lines and a mechanic for Bay Hill Country Club. Jim was a member of Powers Drive Baptist Church and music technician for the church, AARP and Teamsters Local #171. He is pre-deceased by his wife Emma Sue Gearheart, and siblings Jack, Mary, Robert, Charlotte and William Gearheart. he leaves to cherish his memory, daughter Darlene GearheartWade of Brooklyn New York; sons, Nathan Scott Gearheart of Roanoke, Virginia, Todd A. Gearheart and granddaughter Torea Gearheart of Nokomis, Florida; stepchildren Katherine Sue Lavoie of Ocoee, Florida, Belinda Hinkle Crabtree of Witner Garden, Florida, John Richard Hinkle of Ocoee; brother Vernon Eugene Gearheart of Ashford, Connecticut; sisters, Margaret Wyse of Archbold, Ohio, Helen Guthrie and Betty Jo Shockley both of Salem, Virginia; brother John C. Gearheart, Jr. of Floyd, Viriginia; step grandchildren Brittany Hall, Angela Marie Blankenship and Randall Scott Nicely all of Ocoee, Florida, Christina Nicole Hinkle of Winter Garden, Florida; great-grandchildren Jeremy Hinkel and Kayla Ann Hinkle both of Winter Garden, Tanner Blankenship, Alana Blankenship both of Roanoke, Virginia, Aaron Babbit and Maya Carter both of Ocoee, Florida. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 10 to 11 a.m., at Powers Drive Baptist Church. The funeral Service will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. on Wednesday with Pastor Gerald Hicks officiating. Interment will be held at Winter Garden Cemetery. In addition to flowers the family is accepting donations to The American Heart Association.

Fred Stewart Williams

Fred Stewart Williams
May 28, 1922 - October 11, 2010

Born to Earl and Nellie Anderson Williams in Radford, Virginia, one of 8 children. Survivors include his wife Barbara, daughter Susan Klingensmith, sons James & Fred Williams, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Surviving siblings are Harry (Barbara), Dan (Elaine), Nancy, and Peggy (William). A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during World War II the Korean conflict. A former member of the Board of the Orlando Union Rescue Mission, an active member of the Gideon's International Jail Ministry and teaching Sunday School at First Baptist Church of Central Florida fulfilled his passion for sharing the Good News.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at the First Baptist Church of Central Florida, 700 Good Homes Road, Orlando. Viewing is scheduled from 10:00 to 11:00 am prior to the service. A graveside service will follow at Woodlawn Memorial park, Gotha. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made using the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rubye Jane Waters

On October 6th of 1943, Rubye Jane Blocker became the wife of Clarence "Footsie" Waters, their earthly life together lasted over 62 years. They were once again united on October 3rd, 2010 in their heavenly home. as she waked down the street of gold she was met by her parents, Joe and Kate Blocker, her sisters Sadie Jane Blocker, and Rosalie Waters, her brothers, Rex Waldo, Caleb, Lonnie, Wendell, and Gettis Blocker.

Rubye was a housewife, mother, grandmother, sister, and Christian woman. She and her husband help start churches in the Central Florida area. She was a member of The Church of God of Prophecy, where she made quilts for many years and donated them to church and mission projects.

She leaves on this earth to cherish her memory her children and their spouses, Travis and Connie Waters, Orlando, Florida, Hulda and G J Casteel, Winter Garden, Florida, Pam and Mike Clanton, Panama City, Florida, Katie and Sammy bush, Nashville, Tennessee; her grandchildren, Tami Marcum, Jason and Christopher Casteel, Tiffany and Lisa Clanton, Preston and Mary Katelyn Bush; and 5 great-grandchildren; her brothers and wives, Kenneth and Betty Blocker, Glennville, Georgia, Dewight and Betty Blocker, Atlanta, Georgia, Junior Blocker, Columbia, South Carolina. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, family and friends to remember her in their hearts.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm., and Wednesday morning October 6th, 2010 from 9:00a - until service time. The funeral service will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Baby Girl Bredy

The funeral service for the daughter of Eli and Jaline Bredy will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Emmanuel officiating. Interment will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery.
Little Angels
When God calls little children to dwell with Him above,
We mortals sometimes question, the wisdom of His love.
For no heartache compares with the death of one so small child,
who does so much to make our world seem wonderful and mild.
Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to His fold,
so He picks a rosebud before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them, and so He takes but a few,
to make the land of heaven more beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult still somehow we must try.
the saddest word mankind knows will always be "Goodbye."
So when a little child departs, we who are left behind,
Must realize God loves children, Angeles are hard to find.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Josephine Romano

Josephine Romano, age 80 of Casselberry passed away on September 20, 2010 after a brief illness. She was born in New York and resided in California before settling in Orlando. Jo was a devoted homemaker for her family as well as a volunteer for Christian H.E.L.P. in Casselberry. Jo was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Tony Romano, as well as her parents, John and Jennie Nicosia, and brothers Mario and Daniel. She is survived by her son, Anthony M. Romano of Orlando, and her sister Barbara Masino and brother-in-law Nick of New Jersey. She will be forever missed by her adoring nieces and nephews and grandniece and nephews.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Jim McRae Barker

Jim McRae Barker, the only child of Lilla and Grover McRae, was born on January 8, 1927, in Sebring, Florida, where her parents owned the "5,10, and 25-Cent Store." From first through twelfth grade, Jim attended Sebring's only public schoolhouse, where she enjoyed playing clarinet in the award-winning high school band, cheer leading, and attending Beta Club. Jim was named valedictorian of her graduating class in 1944, and won a scholarship which allowed her to continue her education at Duke University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in English i n1948.

Upon graduation, Jim married Mark Barker, a broadcast communications major at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. While her husband finished school, Jim worked as Secretary to the Dean of General College, where she met and befriended notables including theater director James Hammerstein (son of musical lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II) and film director Larry Peerce (son of operatic tenor Jan Peerce).

In 1950, the Barkers began their nomadic years as Mark sought experience in a new medium: television. The couple moved from Greensboro, N.C., to Deland, Florida, back to Greensboro (where son Kent was born in 1952) and eventually to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where Mark worked as a station production manager. In 1954, Mark eagerly accepted a job as production manger at WDBO television (now WKMG) in Orlando, Son Bruce was born in 1956.

Jim devoted most of her time to raising her sons. Her days were spent transporting young surfers to nearby beaches and charting laps as Bruce raced quarter-midgets. When Kent excelled at diving, Jim was in demand as a diving judge at local swim meets. And when she took in a foster son, Don Geving, Jim added football fan to her resume.

A tireless community volunteer, Jim served as chair of Orange County Mother's march of Dimes; answered crisis calls at the We Care hotline; served on the board of Goodwill Industries; and was a proud founding board member of the West Orange Farmworker Health Association (now Community Health Centers, Inc.). A passionate music fan, Jim volunteered for Civic Music, the Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the Ballet Royal, of which her son Kent was a member.

When the boys were older, Jim rejoined the work force as a copywriter for WKIS Radio. After her divorce in 1974, Jim embarked on a career as a social worker until she fund her dream job -- Administrative Assistant to the Manager of the Florida Symphony Orchestra, where she handled negotiations with visiting guest artists and rubbed shoulders with famous names of the era, including Boston Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler and ballet dancer and choreographer Edward Villella.

After leaving the symphony, Jim accepted a part-time job in a friend's travel agency and fell in love with the business. In 1985 she bought Phillips International Travel in College Park, which she ran for 11 years. Jim prided herself on pampering her beloved clients and especially enjoyed organizing the Orlando Sentinel's London Theater Tour, among other group adventures. her greatest pleasure was traveling; the British Isles, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Australia, and Egypt were favored destinations.

Jim is survived by her sons, Kent and Bruce (Diana); her grandsons, Graham, Weston, and Amon; her foster son, don Geving (Patricia) and foster granddaughters, Shannon and Colleen; and her goddaughters, Judith Eyman and Mimi Waddell.

Due to the large response of her many friends, the family will have a Memorial Celebration of her life at 1:30 p.m. on October 24th, 2010 at the Winter Park Civic Center located at 1050 West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park, Florida 32789. Please call Jim's home phone number for additional information (407-425-0040) for a recorded messge. Donations in her name may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank, 2008 Brengle Ave., Orlando, FL 32808 or the Hope Community Center, 1016 N. Park Ave., Apopka, FL 32712.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Kevin J. Bonner

Kevin J. Bonner age 50 of Orlando, passed away on Monday, September 13th, 2010. Kevin was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania the son of Frank and Maureen (McBride) Bonner. He was employed as a server for a theme park. Kevin leaves to cherish his memory son Evan Van Orsdell of Maine; partner Eddie of Orlando; brothers Frank Bonner of Haines City, Brian Bonner of Tennessee and sisters Maureen Campbell and Megan Bonner of Orlando. The family will be receiving friends on Monday, September 20th, 2010 at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00p until 8:00p and on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 from 11:30a until 12:30p. The funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Joan Marguerite Rankin

September 11, 1938 ~ September 11, 2010
"I am with my family in thought and prayer"

The word family holds different meanings for different people. I may assume that being with family means connecting with the people who brought me into this world and raise me, those who shaped me during my formative years. But I may also consider my family to be the people with whom I share time, energy and love, either at home, at church, at work or at play. While I would like to spend time with my family regularly, my physical presence may not be possible. Nevertheless, I can call, write or e-mail them, and I can be with them in my thoughts and prayers at all times. In truth, I am never far from those I love, the people I know as family. We are one in spirit.

"Whenever we have an opportunity, let us work

for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith."

Galatians 6:10

Joan Marguerite Rankin age 72 of Orlando, passed away on Saturday, September 11th, 2010. She was born in Cleveland Ohio the daughter of Eugene and Ida (Newman) Cary. Joan was employed as a Real Estate Legal Secretary and a member of Calvary Assembly Church. She leaves to cherish her memory daughter Katherine Elizabeth Halstead of Orlando; two sons William James Rankin of Geneva and David Andrew Rankin of Maitland; sister Meryl McCoy of Alexandria, Virginia and six grandchildren. There will be a family gathering in celebration of her life on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 4:00 pm at 221 Wood Lake Drive, Maitland Florida.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monica Maria Molano

Monica Maria Molano age 38 of Altamonte Springs, Florida passed away on Friday, September 3rd, 2010. Monica was born in Queens, New York the daughter of Marcos Tulio and Maria M. (Montoya) Cardona. She leaves to cherish her memory, husband Belmer Molano; daughter Frangelica Molano; son Belmar Andres Molano. The family will be receiving friends from 2:00 - 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Orlando in the Henry Chapel. The service will follow visitation at 3:00 PM with Pastor Carlos Mendez officiating.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Willard Bernard Cottrell

Willard Bernard Cottrell, age 45, passed away on Sunday, August 29th, 2010. Will was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Donald lee and Anna (Hiel) Cottrell. Dedicated to his family, friends, and community, Will touched the lives of the people around him. Leaving a legacy through his involvement with the boy Scouts of America, he helped to shape young boys into honorable men, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts to Venture Scouts. Over the years he was a leader, advisor, mentor, confidant, counselor, committee member, and role model. He had a real passion for helping the boys attain their goals, guiding them to the rank of Eagle Scout, and rewarding their achievements with the coveted flame plaque he designed and made. Pushing the scouts with a virtual "kick in the pants" and volunteering his time on projects was only part of the process. He also spent countless hours reviewing service projects as a member of the District Eagle Committee.

Will leaves to cherish his memory, Wife Tara (Eve) Cottrell of Orlando; son Stevie Cottrell; daughter Melissa Cottrell and brothers Ken Cottrell and Donald Cottrell, Jr. There will be a gathering of friends and family from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Peace United Methodist Church located at 13502 Town Loop Boulevard, Orlando 32837 on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Daniel Richard

Dad's Eulogy ~ August 31, 2010

"Life is about change, sometimes it's painful,

sometimes it's beautiful, but most of the time, it's both."

This is the eulogy of Daniel Richard, Sr. he lived a very full and adventurous life from June 19, 1961 - August 22, 2010. We have a few points that our dad taught us to help us get through life. No matter how bad or how good the situation was he was always there for us to help us pull through, and give us the advice we needed for the situation, and when we needed someone to listen he had a great listening ear. He always said when one of us was going through a hard time, "life is nothing but a storm, and this too shall pass." We could come to our dad and know we were never judged about anything we did whether it was bad or good.

Dad was a very hard worker. He served a few years in the military. He loved his country and was very proud of his country. He did charity work. However, his true love and passion for work was carpet cleaning and mold. He saved many lives from toxic mold. He was a very successful businessman in this industry.

Our father was a great cook. He loved to cook because it made others happy; and when others were happy he was true. He never turned anyone away whether they were rich or poor. Dad was a loving and caring person. Always proud of his children and brothers. One thing our dad always taught us was to never back down or walk away from any situation. He was a very fun and adventurous person and we all have created a lot of fond memories with him. Our dad had a passion for music. He played an excellent guitar and was in a band for many years. He had a great sense of humor, as well as a great provider for his family. He taught his friends and family to always be the better man in life. When each one of his kids grew up and started to choose our own paths, and make our own decisions which weren't always the best choices, dad was there to guide us and assist us back to sobriety, and to the right way of life. He had a love for all kinds of animals. His dog Lucky was his best friend. Mater of fact, the saying "a dog is a man's best friend" was very true in his life. His last saying that has stock with each one of us was "Live one day at a time, because you are never promised tomorrow!"

Dad, you will be remembered by many.

We love and miss you! Rest In Peace, Daddy

August 22, 2010

Claire M. Kingsley

Claire M. Kingsley of Naples, Florida passed away on Saturday August 28, 2010. Claire was a freelance writer/photographer published in many local media as well as on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Born in Boston, she was a Naples resident since 1991. She was a former member of the American Business Women's Association, Public Relations Association of Collier County, Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron, The Leukemia Society, Stephani Roth Cancer Research Fund and Naples Press Club. She is survived by daughter Jennifer Kingsley Wilson, son-in-law Jeff Wilson, three grandchildren Alex, Juliana and Jada Wilson of Windermere Florida. Daughter Lauren Feuerman and sons Adam and Christopher of Keys Florida. Her sister Peggy and brother-in-law and Luc Begin passed away earlier this year. She is also predeceased by her beloved son Gregg Kingsley who passed away of leukemia at age 27. Also predeceased by brother Albert Connor of Naples Florida and parents Lillian and Albert Connor of Naples. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the Windermere Baptist Church, 300 Main Street, Windermere, FL 34786. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the local Orlando leukemia and Lymphoma Society or

Friday, August 27, 2010

Claire Elaine Lee

Mrs. Claire Elaine Lee, 84 of Orlando, Florida died Sunday August 22, 2010 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Mrs. Lee was born in Boston, Massachusetts and she was a Catholic. Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Clara Murray; husband, David E. Lee; and two sons, David E. Lee, III and Daniel R. Lee. Survivors included a daughter-in-law, Kathryn S. Lee, widow of David E. Lee, III of Gulfport; four grandchildren, Lisa (Michael) Hendrickson of Gulfport, David E. (Leeann) lee IV of Orlando, Michelle R. Lee of Gulfport, and Amy (Johnny) Pineyro of Celebration, FL; and four great-grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, and Mia Hendrickson,and Abigail Lee. Mrs. Lee was sent from Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, in Gulfport, to Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 30, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church where friends may visit one hour before the mass. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Gotha, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Louis A. Palaigos

Louis A. Palaigos, age 83 of Ocoee passed away on Friday, August 20th, 2010. Louis was born in New York, New York, the son of the late Melpo (Berbakos) and Anthony Palaigos. He moved to Central Florida in 1971. He was employed as a bookkeeper and attended Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Louis is survived by his wife Margaret (Babino) Palaigos of Ocoee; two daughters, Melanie Palaigos of Orlando; Rose Ann (Patrick) Sirois of Winter Garden;sister Stella Ginas of Texas; 2 grandchildren Elisabeth and Nikolas Sirois of Winter Garden. The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. The funeral service will follow visitation at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Monday, August 23, 2010

David Nolan Frazier

David Nolan Frazier age 62 of Orlando passed away Monday, August 23rd, 2010. David was born in Spruce Pine, North Carolina the son of Jean (Garland) and the late Carl Whitworth Frazier. He served in the U.S. Navy and was employed as a commercial and residential carpenter. David was a member of the Sierra Club and a collector of Indian Relics. He leaves to cherish his memory, mother Jean Frazier of Orlando; son Daniel Morgan Finch of Harrisburg, PA; sister Nancy Frazier Shrewbury of Lashmeet, West Virginia; three brothers Craig Frazier of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Leslie Frazier of Orlando, Neal Frazier of Roanoke, Virginia and 2 grandchildren.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Terry Lee Hancock

Terry Lee Hancock, age 52 of Orlando, passed away on Friday, August 20th, 2010 due to complications of Muscular Dystrophy. Terry was born in Henderson, Kentucky the son of Jim and Iona (Brown) Hancock. He was employed as a seafood handler for department stores. He is predeceased by step sister Ellen Walker (2007). Terry leaves to cherish his memory, mother and stepfather Iona and James Lucas of Orlando; step sister Jan Sleeper of Byron, Georgia and step brother Steven Lucas of Alexandria, Virginia. A memorial service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel, at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010, with Pastor Larry McFadden officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Russell Home for Atypical Children.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Gislene Marie Montasse

Gislene Marie Montasse, age 79 of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, August 11th, 2010. Gislene was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti the daughter of Marcel and Fenela (Duroseau) Montasse. She was employed as a registered nurse and attended Holy Family Catholic Church. Gislene is survived by three daughters, Mary Richards of Lilburn, Georgia, Shirley Perales of Miami, Gislene Moorman of Orlando; three sisters, Josette Dussek of Brooklyn, New York, Faimy Hakime of Port-au-Prince Haiti, Nicole Montasse of New York; brother Jacques Montasse of Queens, New York. She is also survived by grandchildren Alfred Viaud of Miami, Stephen Viaud of Miami, Krystal Elie of Miami, Jayson Moorman of Orlando, Christian Perales of Atlanta, Taylor Moorman of Orlando and Alexandria Richards of Georgia. The family will be receiving friends on Friday, August 20th, 2010 at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 21st, 2010 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery at the Life of Christ Mosaic Mausoleum located in the Gardens of Peace and Serenity.

Diana Marie Baldwin

Diana Marie McDowell Baldwin was born September 20, 1942 in Newark, NJ to parents Helen (Harrington) McDowell and Duncan Peterson McDowell. She passed away on August 7, 2010 at the age of 67 in Orlando, FL. Diana had 2 sisters, Patricia Colburn of Round Rock, TX and Doreen Margaret Smith (deceased) and 5 brothers; Daniel McDowell of Summerfield, FL. Michael McDowell of Safford, AZ, Terry McDowell of Albuquerque, NM, Rodney McDowell of Orlando, FL and Duncan Thomas McDowell (deceased). She met her husband John "Jack" Baldwin through her brother Danny when she was twelve years old. They started dating in June of 1960 and married on May 8, 1961 in Mt. Rainier, MD. Jack was an ice cream truck driver and Diana was a housewife. They raised 7 children; 5 daughters, Beverly Jean Hermann of Chandler, AZ, Shirley Ann Penrod of Fremont, CA, Joann Marie Walton of Orlando, FL, Ginger Diann Baldwin of Orlando, FL, and Billie Jean Baldwin of Maricopa, AZ, and 2 sons, John R. Baldwin and Scott Andrew Baldwin both of Orlando, FL. Mom loved spending time with her 7 children, 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

We traveled all over the United States, living in Maryland, Virginia, California, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Florida. Our family road trips were always full of adventure and there was NEVER a dull moment. You try packing 7 kids in a wood panel station wagon and driving across country! Mom was always there for us when we came home from school with a snack waiting. She helped with our homework and taught us many great lessons in life. The neighborhood kids knew that we had the coolest mom so the house was always full! She was always ready to laugh, have fun and play games such as rummy, aggravation, or hide and seek in the dark. Her and her sister Margie made up a game they called "Dicey Dice." They would sometimes play this game for hours. We will miss her dearly but will go on with our fond memories of all the good times we spent with her. She will forever be in our hearts.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Latter Day Saints Chapel in Windermere. 3001 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32819. A viewing for immediate family will be held from 10-10:30 am, extended family and friends from 10:3011am. The service will be from 11 am until noon with a light lunch to follow. If you would like to donate in lieu of flowers please send donations to:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Terrance Charles Ross

Terrance Charles Ross, age 45 of Orlando passed away on Sunday, August 8th, 2010. Terrance was born in Albany, Georgia, the son of Charles McArthur and Connie Rhodes. He loved being a paramedic , was an avid Gators fan and an adoring father. Terrance leaves to cherish his memory, father Charles Ross; mother Connie Fairbanks; children Greg, Bryant, Courtney and Jennifer; sisters Renee and Angel; brothers Roger and Tony, as well as his girlfriend Kelli-Ann. The family will be receiving friends on Friday, August 13th, 2010 from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow visitation at 12:00 pm with Rev. Marcio officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Luis Melvin Adames

Sunrise ~ July 28, 1986
Sunset ~ August 3, 2010
Luis Melvin Adames, age 24 of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010. Luis was born in Brooklyn, New York the son of Melvin and Maribel (Lozada) Adames. He and his family moved to Central Florida from New york in 2005. Luis leaves to cherish his memory, his mother Maribel Adames of Orlando; father Melvin Adames of Kissimmee; three sisters, Lynette Adames of Orlando, Kristin and Karen Adames of Kissimmee; two brothers, Bryan Adames of Kissimmee and Andres Conde of Colombia. The family will be receiving friends on Friday, August 6th 2010, from 3:00 until 5:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 5:00 pm with Pastor Jaime Santiago officiating.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Betty Caruthers Kirk

Betty Caruthers Kirk, age 85 of Fort Myers, passed away on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 in Orlando. Betty was born in Appalachia, Virginia, the daughter of Chris Duke and Maxie (Young) Caruthers. She was employed as a teacher. Betty leaves to cherish her memory, son Tom Kirk of Orlando, FL. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at First Baptist Church of fort Myers, located at 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, with Dr. Bill Smith officiating. A reception will follow the memorial service.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Angelina Gonzalez-Acevedo

Angelina Gonzalez-Acevedo, age 89 of Orlando passed away with her family by her side on on Friday, July 30, 2010. Angelina was born in Castaner, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Lalo and Bruna Perez. She was a homemaker and devoted to her family. Angelina leaves to cherish her memory, 14 children, Herman Gonzalez, Osvaldo Gonzalez, Jose Antonio Gonzalez, Ildefonzo Gonzalez, Arnaldo Luis Gonzalez, Wilson Gonzalez, Esther Gonzalez, Zulma Gonzalez, Marilyn Gonzalez, Doris Marrero, Maribel McNutt, Carmen Arias, Iliana Luyo, Nancy Napolitano; grandchildren, Antonio Gonzalez, Angelina Gonzalez, Carmen Kaye, Krystal Gonzalez, Kristina Gonzalez, Eddie Gonzalez, Tanya Vasak, Jose Miguel Gonzalez, Ildefonzo Gonzalez Jr., Angel Anel Gonzalez, Emma Linette Gonzalez, Melissa Gonzalez, Luis Gonzalez, Jeanine Rengifo, Richard Luyo, Joshua Luyo, Adam Arias, Sammy Seiler, Willie Gonzalez, Elvis Gonzalez, Nelson Gonzalez, Raymond Nicole, Cesar Nicole III, Linda Langdon, Raul Marrero, Ramon Marrero, Iliana Gonzalez, Alfonso Gonzalez, Milagros Gonzalez, Roberto Gonzalez, Kimberly Ortiz, Luis Santos, Ranynaldo Quinones, Yvett Vargos, Fernando Pagan and a host of great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM in the Henry Chapel at First Baptist Church of Orlando located at 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 at 10:00 AM in the Henry Chapel. Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Joyce Lucy Boll

Joyce Lucy Boll, age 60 of Orlando, Florida passed away on Tuesday, July 27th, at Hospice of the Comforter following a long illness. Joyce was born in Fort Kent, Maine, the daughter of the late Gerald and Lorna (LeClair) Boucher. She was employed with Disney for over 30 years where she was lastly employed at Chef Mickey's. Joyce loved to travel, loved the ocean, play pinochle, scrabble and watch tennis. She previously was also a driver for many of the tennis players. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many fiends in the Orlando area.

Joyce leaves to cherish her memory, 2 sisters Barbara Hamler of Pennsylvania, Susan Manley of Litchfield; 3 brothers, Jerry Boucher, Thomas Ferland both of Lewiston, Antonio Ferland of Sabattus; and 4 nephews and 1 niece. A memorial service will be held at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lewiston on Monday, August 9th at 11:00 AM. After the ceremony all attendees are welcome to a luncheon at a local restaurant.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Karen L. Plunkett

Karen L. Plunkett, age 57 of Orlando passed away Monday, July 19th, 2010. She was born in Que Gardens, New York, the daughter of Gerald and Elaine (Pollicove) Kelberman. Karen was employed as a Marketing Public Relations Specialist.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM at Knowles Memorial Chapel @ Rollins College in Winter Park on Saturday, July 24th, 2010. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Kelberman Center for Autism, 1601 Armory Drive, Armory Building C, Utica, NY 13501 or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3319 Maguire Blvd, Suite 101, Orlando FL 32803.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Antonio Lewis Sorrell

Antonio Lewis Sorrell, age 32 of Winter Park, Florida passed away Sunday, July 18th, 2010 after losing his battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Antonio was born in Orlando, Florida the son of Sabrina (Boatman) Berry and Robert Lewis Sorrell. He was a graduate from Boone High School Class of 1996 and was employed as a Sales Marketing Representative with Frito-Lay.

Antonio was dedicated to his family and was a devoted and loving father to his only daughter, Antonisha Sanders. He had a great sense of humor and loved making people smile and laugh. Antonio touched the lives of many people and will be dearly missed and never forgotten. He will be remembered for his contagious smile, warm heart and smooth charisma. Antonio had an insatiable appetite, especially when the food was free!

Antonio leaves to cherish his memory, mother and step-father Sabrina and William Berry of Orlando; father and step-mother Robert and Linda Sorrell of Orlando; daughter Antonisha Sanders of Orlando; two brothers Mario L. Sorrell of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Ricardo L. Sorrell of Apopka; step-brother Robert Sorrell Jr. of Orlando; and devoted friends Vanessa Johnson and Chrstina Dudley of Orlando. The family will be receiving friends on Friday, July 23rd, 2010 at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at St. Mark's AME Church on Saturday, July 24th at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow the service at Washington Park Cemetery.

God Saw You
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be,
so he put his arms around you and whispered "Come to me."
With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away,
And though we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

-Unknown Author-

Monday, July 5, 2010

Jack D. Chapman

CHAPMAN, JACK D. "ACTION JACKSON", age 79 of Orlando, entered into a peaceful rest on July 1, 2010. He was born on August 2, 1930, in the City of Perth Amboy, New Jersey and moved to Orlando, Florida as a child. Jack graduated from the University of Florida and worked as an engineer for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. He also served in the United States Air Force. Jack later went on to open Bus Florida, which he owned and operated for over 20 years. He was passionate about cooking, wine and his loving cats, Koie and Vinny The Show Cat. Jack is survived by his sons, Randy Chapman, Scott Chapman, Brian Chapman, and John Asseff, his daughters, Twinky Chapman, Cheryl Sullivan and Kathleen Maurici, and nine grandchildren. Jack was a man of great humor who will be missed by all who have had the privilege of knowing him. May God bless his soul. Services will be held on Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811, (407) 578-7720. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Kenneth I. DeAbreu

Kenneth I. DeAbreu, age 76 of Orlando passed away on Thursday, July 1st, 2010. he was born and raised in Georgetown, Guyana. Son of Zilda and George DeAbreu. Kenneth is survived by wife Elizabeth DeAbreu, 12 children, 38 grand children and 9 great grandchildren.

He was a man of honor, compassion and kindness. Kenneth has touched the lives of many people and they will forever be thankful for his help. He lived his life as a devout Catholic and dedicated his time to his country Guyana. Kenneth worked diligently promoting sports activities, such as, table tennis and horse racing. He also dedicated his time to help the guyana Red Cross, the Lions Club, and other various institutions. The Guyanese community has lost a true hero. He also served several years of service as an executive at Banks DIH Limited.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, July 8th 2010 from 6pm - 8pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church, located in Orlando at 10am on July 9th, 2010. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.