Thursday, March 26, 2015

Josel Manuel Mussenden

Jose Manuel Mussenden, age 53, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee. Jose was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the son of Luz Maria (Rivera) and Manuel Mussenden. He was employed by First Service for residential rental properties.

Public visitation will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:30 am at the funeral home, followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery at 11:00 am.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hubertina "Tina" Josephina Schroeders Hambuch

Hubertina (“Tina”) Josephina Schroeders Hambuch went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2015. She was born on June 17, 1935 in Heerlen, Limburg, the Netherlands to Maria Bolton and Paul Schroeders. She was educated in the Netherlands and worked first as an apprentice milliner. She came to the United States as a young adult and became a naturalized citizen four years later. She lived in Miami where she worked as a secretary at Baptist Hospital and then as an administrative assistant at South Miami Hospital.
She attended Miami-Dade Junior College concentrating in art.
She married John Anton Hambuch on March 18, 1978. They moved to Orlando in 1980 and then to Ocoee in 1983. They owned and operated Dugeti’s Italian Restaurants in Pine Hills and Ocoee from 1980 to 1993. She worked for Colonial Medical Supply in patient services from 1993 to her retirement in 2007.
Tina was a gifted artist, especially in the field of textile art. She designed and made award-winning quilts and taught quilting. She loved to read and was an avid pinochle player. She served as secretary of the West Orange Kiwanis Club. She was a member of Ocoee Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Tina Hambuch will be remembered as a gentle and compassionate woman.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Elsa Hoben (Wienand) and Aggie Konings, two brothers, Joe and John Paul (Lucy) Schroeders, several nieces and nephews and their children, a stepdaughter Monika Hambuch Schroeder (Andreas), a stepson Rolf Hambuch (Gabriella) and step-grandchildren Maximilian and Sebastian Schroeder and Natasha Hambuch and a sister-in-law Gertrude Strobel.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m. at Ocoee Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (15 South Bluford Avenue, Ocoee, FL).
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Ocoee Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), PO Box 128, Ocoee, FL 34761.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Eugene Meacham Ashley

Eugene Ashley, was the youngest child of a family of five children. He was born in a small farming community of Orland California and living to the age of 90. He grew up there where his family worked their dairy and farm. Eugene had one brother and three sisters, but was born 15 years later than the next youngest sibling so he grew up virtually an only child, during the Depression Era. He joined the Air-Force toward the end of World-War II. The war ended before completing his pilot training. He shorty there-after was released from the service and then went to college at Northrop for his degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Eugene work for several aerospace companies, but then settled in Windermere Florida working at Martin Marietta until he retired. He enjoyed some 28 years in retirement. Eugene and Louise sold the family home in Windermere to travel the roads of the USA in their trailer. After a couple of years on the road they bought a smaller retirement home in the Williamsburg development close to SeaWorld Orlando. After Louise passed away he re-married to Ilse which he was with for the last 15 years. In addition to touring the country with his various trailers he had over the years, he also travel the world: Jamaica, Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, New Zealand, and Europe. 
Eugene Meacham Ashley is survived by wife Ilse and his progeny: Children Kathleen, Charles, and Carl. Grand-children Amber, Autumn, Stefanie, Elissa, and Maura. And one great-grand-daughter Paisley.
Eugene lived a full life. Found love twice, raised a successful family, and lived to enjoy all his grand-children. He was a highly successful aerospace engineer for a highly competitive field. Was a good carpenter: building cabinets, shelves, novel space saving furniture, go-cart, and tree house from bamboo. Eugene had participated in various activities such as: boating, scuba-diving, snorkeling, canoeing, hiking, piloting airplane, riding motorcycle, square dancing, ToastMasters (speech training club), assist in election campaigns, hypnosis, and hand-writing-analysis. 
Eugene was always reading and expanding his knowledge in countless areas and keeping up with current affairs. This continued up until his Alzheimer’s and dementia got to where he couldn’t remember what he was reading. I thought it interesting that he could fix the Air-Conditioner but then couldn’t remember how he fixed it. Early when he was having memory problem he bought a new home computer but then couldn’t handle the switch to a new version of Windows. It never occurred to me that someone who spend a career working with computer simulations would hit that wall. Eugene’s mind failed long before his body gave out but it was eventually pneumonia that took his life.
The date/time for Eugene’s memorial service is at St. Luke United Methodist Church of Windermere ( on Friday March 27 at 10:00am with Minster David Stevens.
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
4851 South Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ke'Lanii Ianna Johnson

 Ke'Lanii Ianna Johnson, age 1 month and 17 days old of Orlando, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015.  Ke'Lanii leaves to cherish her memory, parents Mykaela Johnson and Zyheem Smith; brother Kaden Johnson; maternal grandmother Ericka L. Johnson & maternal grandfather Steven M. Johnson; paternal grandmother Natika Samuels; maternal aunts, Kiara Johnson, Ta'Kerria Pugh; paternal aunt & uncles Znique Smith, Zahquan & Zahkeem Smith; great aunt Sharon Blackmon; great uncle Johnny Blackmon, Jr. & great-grandmother Virginia Newby.

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 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 "Good bye". So when a little child departs, we who are left behind Must realize God loves children Angels are hard to find.
Graveside Service
Monday, March 23, 2015 ~ 2:00 pm
Greenwood Cemetery
Rev. Douglas J. Dobbs, officiating

Thursday, March 19, 2015

John Joseph Wisdo, Jr.

John Joseph Wisdo, Jr., age 68, of Winter Garden, FL, passed away Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee. John was born in Queens, NY the son of the late Dorothy (Laputi) and John Joseph Wisdo, Sr.. He was employed as a Civil Engineer and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church Orlando.
John is leaves to cherish his memory wife, Donna (Drake) Wisdo of Winter Garden; sons John Wisdo of Winter Garden, Jeff Wisdo of Clermont; brother Thomas John Wisdo of Tampa; grandchildren Breanna of Orlando, Joshua of Orlando, Evie Wisdo of Clermont, Crystal Long of Clermont; great grandchild Ryleigh Pachokas of Clermont.
A Memorial Service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home, at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 with Deacon Laurence Herbert officiating.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Semie L. Descopain

Semie Descopain was released peacefully into the hands of God for eternal rest on March 10, 2015.  Semie was the last of seventeen children born on June 25, 1941 in Jacmel, Haiti to the late Aleande Lafalaise and Lemeta Cayo.
 A pioneer, Semie was the first in her family to migrate to the United States in 1965. While in the states, she attended cosmetology school and learned the English language. Semie stayed in Brooklyn, NY and later settled in Irvington, NJ where she met and married Willy Descopain on January 5, 1983. She was instrumental in starting the Haitian Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Irvington, NJ during the early 1980s. Extremely hardworking, Semie pursued various job opportunities but had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and performed cosmetology services from home. When clients visited with Semie, not only did they receive a warm meal, but could purchase anything from clothes to jewelry, cosmetics, shoes and household items.
 Semie relocated to Orlando, FL in 1989 where she became an active member of St. Andrews Church. She sang in the choir, organized the International Rosary and participated in the International Food Festival where she represented Haiti and became a Eucharistic minister at St. Andrews. Semie was very family and community oriented, encouraging her children to participate in various youth groups to learn and embrace their Haitian culture. She was well travelled and visited places all over the world from Canada to Paris, France. Semie loved to decorate, organize events and volunteer her time to others. Often viewed as a mother figure, she touched the lives of many people with her smile, generosity and wisdom.
Semie will  lovingly be remembered by her brother Roland Lafalaise of NY, sisters Renese Cherry of NY, Vesta Celestin of Haiti and Clairmise Louis of MA.
Semie is survived by her caring and devoted husband Willy Descopain; daughters Betty Charles, Guerda Henderson, Alexandra Charles, and Shirley Descopain. She also leaves to cherish her memory granddaughters Bernadette, Dominique, Ashley, Bibiane and great grandchildren Nayla, Troy and Miles. She leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family along with countless other friends whom were blessed to know her.
 The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, March 20, 2015 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Saturday, March 21, 2015 followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Chrisley Gemima Bastien

Chrisley Gemima Bastien, age 5 months, of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, March 10th, 2015. Chrisley was born in Orlando, the daughter of Dialine (Theramene) and Onald Bastien. She is also survived by paternal grandparents Orabien Bastien of Haiti and Saint Rose Fleurantin of Georgia; maternal grandmother Viergetane Vertus of Orlando.
Visitation will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home at 9:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 9:30 am on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 with Pastor Altes Laguerre officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Greenwood Cemetery.
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 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 "Good bye".
So when a little child departs, we who are left behind
Must realize God loves children Angels are hard to find.
Quand Dieu appelle les petits enfants de demeurer avec Lui ci-dessus,
Nous mortels remettent parfois en question la sagesse de Son Amour.
Pour ne chagrin compare avec la mort d'un petit enfant.
Qui fait tellement de choses à faire de notre monde semble merveilleux et doux
Peut-être Dieu pneus d'appeler les personnes âgées à sa bergerie.,
Il prend alors un bouton de rose avant de pouvoir vieillir.
Dieu sait combien nous en avons besoin, et ainsi il prend que quelques-uns
Pour rendre la terre du ciel plus beau à voir.
Croyant que ce est difficile, encore en quelque sorte nous devons essayer,
Le plus triste mot humanité sait sera toujours "Good bye".
Alors, quand un petit enfant se écarte, nous qui sont laissés pour compte
Doit réaliser Dieu aime les enfants Anges sont difficiles à trouver

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Eric James Grissom

Eric James Grissom, age 19, of Orlando, passed away Friday, February 27th, 2015 at his residence with his family by his side. Eric was born in Orlando, the son of Julia D'Ann (Atalski) and James Elvis Grissom, III. He was a student studying in the graduate program for his Masters.
Eric leaves to cherish his memory, parents Julia and Gary Togno; brother Mark James Grissom; sister Amanda D'Ann Grissom; maternal grandparents Don & Denise Atalski;  maternal great-grandmother Lorraine Couture and grandmother Diane Dykes all of Orlando.
A Memorial Service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home at 12:30 pm on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 with Pastor Floyd Powell officiating.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Angelina "Tata" Rosa

Angelina "Tata" Rosa, age 96, of Orlando passed away Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at The View at Winter Park. Angelina was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Benita (Santana) and Neponuseno Rivera. She was employed in hospitality and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando.
"Tata" as she was so lovingly called leaves to cherish her memory, 5 grandchildren, Juan Rosa III, Kenneth Rosa, Darlene Rosa, Juhari Vallette, Venus L. Diaz; 6 great-grandchildren, Steven Parra, Kenneth Rosa Jr, Krystal M. Rosa, Eunique Cunningham, Destinee L. Perez, Brian Vallete; 5 great-great grandchildren, Aylani K. cunningham, Nevaeh Rosa, Nynaia E. Cunningham, Xadrian S. Parra, and Kenneth Rosa, III.
The family will be receiving friends from 9:00 until 10:40a on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Dobbs Funeral Home followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Orlando, at 11:00 am. Interment will be at St. Raymonds Cemetery in Bronx, New York.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ellen Claire Bolves

Ellen Claire Bolves, 81, of Orlando, passed away after an extended illness on, February 26, 2015. Ellen was born in Norwich, Connecticut to Louis and Mary Collelo. She is survived by her dear husband of 61 years, Herbert Bolves, and her sons Eric (Lea), Brian (Debbie), Chris (Teresa), and Keith (Jenny). Ellen was a caring and devoted grandmother to seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Ellen and Herb moved to Orlando in 1969. A registered nurse and a licensed mental health counselor, Ellen found great satisfaction in helping others. Ellen loved her family and enjoyed hosting family gatherings. She spent much of her free time being creative through art and music. Ellen truly had a way of making everyone she knew feel valued, and her life inspired her family and friends.

 As a member of St. Andrew Catholic Community for over 40 years, Ellen helped lead the Companions Bereavement Ministry at the church. A funeral mass will be held at St. Andrew on Friday March 6, 2015, at 2:30 PM.