Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cecil Fletcher

Cecil Fletcher, age 79, of Winter Garden, FL passed away Sunday, November 19th, 2017.  He was born in Burning Springs, KY  the son of the late Thelma (Philpot)  and Nick  Fletcher.  Cecil served in the U.S. Army, was employed as an automotive salesman and was a member of Grace Bible Church in Orlando.

Cecil is predeceased by first wife, Louise Edna Owens Fletcher (2004) and leaves to cherish his memory,  wife Jettie (Mims) Fletcher; daughter Cynthia  Giles (Jr.), of Apopka;  son William Cantrell (Tina) of Winter Garden;  sister Joan Jackson (Wilkie) of Clarksville, OH; brother Lowell Fletcher (Barbara)  of Mooresville, IN; grandchildren Victoria Cantrell of Winter Garden, Dalton Cantrell of Winter Garden, Joshua Cantrell of Clermont, Zachary Roller of Apopka; great grand-daughter Emma-Leigh Cantrell of Clermont

The family will be receiving friends from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22nd at Grace Bible Church in Orlando, followed by the funeral service at 7:00 pm with Pastor Gene Pritchard officiating.   Mausoleum Encryptment will be at Cumberland Memorial Gardens,  in KY (services in Kentucky will be  provided by Britton Funeral Home.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Douglas James Garland

Douglas James Garland,  age 42, of Casselberry, FL, passed away Saturday, November 11th,  2017 at Florida Hospital in Altamonte.   He was born in Pontiac, MI the son of Charlotte (Crabtree) and Russell Garland.   Douglas was a student.

Douglas leaves to cherish his memory, parents Charlotte Garland of Casselberry, step father Steve Linzey (husband of Charlotte),  Russell Garland of North Tonawanda, NY;  two brothers, Dennis Garland and wife Krista Vince-Garland of North Tonawanda, NY and Brian Garland and wife Barbara Garland of South Bend, IN; and nephew Jaden Garland, also of South Bend, IN.

A Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 16th at Saint Augustine Catholic Church in Casselberry, FL 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make donations  in memory of Douglas Garland to: 

           Good Shepherd Montessori School, Inc.
1101 E. Jefferson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46617

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Emmanuel Petit-Frere


At the age of 48, Emmanuel Petit-Frere died on Sunday, November 5th, 2017. He was born on December 24th 1968 as the first son to Pierre-Antoine Petit-Frere and Julienne Severe  in Cap Haitien, Haiti at Hospital Justien. Emmanuel was the oldest brother and Protector of six siblings, Lisenie, Cleanta, Rony, Lorette Pierre-Mary and Roland. Emmanuel grew up in Morne Rouge, Balan until the age of 30 when he came to the United States and spent the rest of his life in Orlando, Florida. In Orlando, Emmanuel met Guerlande Joseph. Together, Emmanuel and Guerlande brought two beautiful children into the world Ashlande Manuella and Emmanuel Junior Petit-Frere. In the eyes of his family Emmanuel was calm. He brought joy to every one that knew him. Even though Emmanuel was big and Tall he never came off as a tough guy. He never raised his voice or got too upset.  He was kind and never spoke an ill word of anyone. 


Emmanuel was preceded in death by his in-laws Marie-Val and Sylvio Joseph to his Aunts and Uncles: Simone, Paulius and Jude Severe. He leaves to cherish his memory his nieces and nephews: Lucnise, Ludwige and Nick Metellus; Peterly Charles; Jason, Janika, Rhianna, Wandolph, Shelby, Esther and Mackenly Petit-Frere. His cousins: Michelet and Jeremy Julssaint; Celito Nelson; Frantz Petit-Frere; Guerline, Lunise, MarieJo,Marita, and Irlande Severe; Ivose Dolce Julssaint, Louise Dolce Jean-Baptiste, Physelle, Nabala, Justin, Lovely and Rev.  Miguel Dolce. Ludy, Woodlyne, Rholanda, Kevin and Roman Petit-Frere.


The family will be receiving friends at 11:00 am on  Saturday, November 18th at Church of God of Prophecy of the Last Days in Orlando, FL.  The funeral service will start at 12:00 pm followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Robeste Onore

Robeste Onore, age 59 of Ocoee, passed away on November 7, 2017.  He was born in Cavaillon, Haiti, the son of the late Elicia Jeune and Brineus Honore and was employed in transportation as a driver.  

Robeste leaves to cherish his memory, 
Wife: Oclerne Onore
Children: Roberta Onore, John Onore, Jeffrey Onore, Danielle Onore, Annamiah Hadassah Onore, Rhaniah Oclerne Onore
Siblings: Lucien Honore, Ifica Honore, Oneste Onore (deceased) , Soeurette Honore(deceased),    Samson (deceased), Persinor Honore (deceased)
Grandchildren: Chrislynn Onore
Nieces and Nephews: Jean Dony Honore, Oniste Honore, Jean Bed Honore, Roussie Honore, Ony Honore, Jean Lys Honore, Junior Honoré, Sindyse Honore, Cherlie Honore, Sophia Honore, Medgine Honore, Micheline Honore, Mechelle Honore, Jean-Fritz Honore, Jackson Honore, Obed Lero, Yveline Lero, Guerlyne Lero, Phico Lero.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Grace Bible Church located at 801 Dorscher Road, Orlando 32818.  The funeral service will start at 10:00 am on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Grace Bible Church, followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.  


Monday, November 6, 2017

Margaret Elizabeth Cotton

Margaret Elizabeth Cotton age 92, of Orlando, passed away Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at VITAS Hospice at Quality Care, Winter Garden,  FL.   She was born in Washington D.C. , the daughter of Louis and Violet (Finley) Good and was a homemaker.

Margaret is predeceased by her husband Robert William (1978) and will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. She leaves to cherish her memory, son Jim "Skippy" Mutchler of California; daughter Patricia Mutchler of Maryland; granddaughters  Denise Compton of Oklahoma, Christina Gnesda of California; and brother-in-law Jim Cotton of Virginia.  

Additional information and services are pending.  

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Manicelle Marcelin

Manicelle Marcelin, age 72 of Orlando, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017.  She was born in Bainet, Haiti and was employed in hospitality.

Manicelle leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Filadelphie, Gertha and Elena Marcelin all of Orlando; sons Daniel Marcelin of Ft. Myers, Jackson, Emanuel, Samson and Noe Marcelin all of Orlando; 30 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 9:00 pm on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at the Church of God of Prophecy of  the Last Days, followed by the funeral service at 8:30 am on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.  The church is located at 432 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando 32811. Interment will follow the service at Washington Park Cemetery.

Josephine Scambia

Josephine Scambia, age 89, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017.  She was born in Reggio Calabrio, Italy, the daughter of Demitrio and Francesca (Scambia) Cuzzocrea.  Josephine was employed as an education professor.

Josephine leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Kathy Trisotto of Sarasota; son Robert Scambia of Clermont; sisters Millie Figari, Clara Figari both of Sarasota; Gloria Basile of New Jersey; 5 grandchildren, Chrissy, Ricky, Robert, Michael, David; 2 great-grandchildren, Gianna and Sam.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am at Blessed Sacrament Catholic, located at 720 12th Street, Clermont, FL 34711.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Linda Vitale

Linda Vitale passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born on July 27, 1926 in Benghazi, Libya.  As a teenager, she and her family relocated to Rome, Italy where she later met her husband, Salvatore Vitale.
    
As a homemaker for her family, Linda followed her husband’s engineering career around the world from Italy to Venezuela, Detroit, and New York City. She and Salvatore settled permanently in Orlando, Florida in 1981. After the death of her husband in 1997, Linda took over responsibility for his local business and cared for it until her death.

Linda is survived by her daughters Marilena Rubeca (Orlando), Silvana Di Piazza (St. Cloud), and Daniela Janesick (Orlando), her son-in-law Giancarlo Rubeca (Orlando), as well as her grandchildren Manuela Di Piazza, Alex Janesick, and Sabrina Janesick, and great-grandson Mathias Di Piazza.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday November 3, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 801 N Hastings St., Orlando, FL 32808. 

In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org) or the charity of your choice.


Friday, October 27, 2017

Debra Kaye Seay

Debra Kaye Seay, age 65 of Orlando, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017.  She was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, the daughter of Dennis Harold and and Vollie (Byrd) Oltman and was employed in distribution for a drug company.

Debra leaves to cherish her memory husband Roy Seay of Orlando; daughters Melissa Bass of Groveland, Melenna Johnson of Colorado, Amy Seay of Orlando; brother Ronnie Oltman of Orlando; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 7:00 pm on Monday, October 30, 2017 followed by the funeral service at 7:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Gene Pritchard officiating.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jaikaran

Jaikaran, age 67 , of Orlando passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.  He was born in Mahaica, Guyana the son of Sasenarine  and Gladys Persaud.   Jai was employed as a security guard.  

Jaikaran leaves to cherish his memory wife Indrani (Chand) Jaikaran of Orlando; son Kevin Jaikaran of Orlando; stepchildren Ramona Lee; Richard Armogan and Rauvell Armogan; sisters Nirupa Outar, Beena Prashad both of Guyana; sister Oma Narsing of Canada; brothers Latchman Persaud and Atambeo Persaud both of Guyana; 3 grandchildren, Aiden, Reia and Jade.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 9:00 pm on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  A traditional Hindu service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:00 until 11:30 am.  Cremation will follow the service on Saturday at Metro Crematory located at 751 Bluford Avenue in Ocoee.

Dorothy B. Douglas

Dorothy B. Douglas “Dottie” of Winter Garden, FL passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. She was born on March 31, 1921 in Hawthorne, NJ.  Prior to moving to Winter Garden in 2004 she resided in Lake Park, FL for 47 years.    
    
After graduating high school Mom enjoyed a career as a telephone operator for 9 years before meeting and marrying the love of her life Doug.  Their marriage spanned 55 years until his death in 2002.  In 1957 they relocated to Lake Park, Florida where she was very active in her children’s lives, her local United Methodist Church and remained a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of New Jersey. 

Mom was fully involved in the lives of her family, providing guidance when we strayed and understanding of our digressions, but always love in her heart.  The only item she was unyielding with was in her favorite color ‘blue’; so much so that when her roof needed replacing she requested blue shingles for her blue house.

Predeceased by her parents Jennie Strong Baker and William H. Baker, sister Audrey Nicol, and loving husband of 55 years Frank “Doug” Douglas.  She is survived by her sister Shirley Johnson, Palm Beach Gardens, FL,  daughter Charalyn Blagg (Ronnie), Winter Garden, FL and son William F. Douglas, (Pam) Monticello, Florida; grandchildren Ian Cole (Candy), Orlando, FL, Rebecca Cole Kennedy (Robbie), Orlando, FL, Diana Garrett (Ray), Blairsville, GA, Heather Shoup (Aaron), Tallahassee, FL, and Molly Williams (Chis), Monticello, FL; great-grand children Adam and Andrew Cole; Erin and Emily Cole and Coy Kosola; Christopher Blagg and Raylyn, Skyler and Joshua Garrett; Haley and Christopher Shoup; Connor and Kyle Williams; and great-great-grandson Riley Mullins; nieces, nephews and dear friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday October 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Ocoee Oaks United Methodist Church, 201 South Clarke Road, Ocoee, FL 34761.  Our family would be blessed with your attendance.

In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to Mike Conley Hospice House “Cornerstone” 2100 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL 34711 or Ocoee Oaks United Methodist Church, 201 South Clarke Road, Ocoee, FL 34761, or the charity of your choice. 

Doolarie Ragoonanan

Doolarie Ragoonanan, 91, of Orlando , passed away Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.  She was born in Sangre Grande, Trinidad, the daughter of Ramkisson and Nankie and was a homemaker.  




Loving Family of Doolarie

Parents:  Ramkissoon (father) and Nanki (mother)
Siblings: Harry Ramkissoon, Carmen Sookhdeo, Seepersad (Daal) Ramkissoon, Soogie Ramgoodar, Latchman (Latch) Ramkissoon, Dolly Harry,  Bridgemohan (Narine “King”)  Ramkissoon, Kownsilla (Celia) Ramkissoon

Husband:  Ramjit  Raghoonanan
Children: Ramdeo, Samdeo, Harriepersad, Rampersad, & Deo.
Daughter-in-Laws:  Kalowtie, Radica, Vashti, Chandai, and Geeta.

Grandchildren:  Rishi Raghoonanan, Reshma Raghoonanan, Shashi Raghoonanan, Shiva Raghoonanan, Shakti Raghoonanan-Singh, Vidyia Ragoonanan, Rakesh Ragoonanan,  Seeta Ragoonanan-Maldonado,  Ganesh Ragoonanan, Shrila Ragoonanan, Neela Ragoonanan,  Vishal Ragoonanan, & the late Kavita.
Granchildren In-Laws:  Ravi Singh, Rodney Bridgemohan, Carlos Maldonado, Sierra Ragoonanan
Great-grandchildren: Sachin Singh, Roshan Bridgemohan, Isabel Maldonado, Suhani Singh, Sourav Singh


Nieces and Nephews: Harry’s Kids: Joan, Chitrapal “Lappo”, Krishna, & Jeewan  Carmen’s kids: Chan, Dolly, Dai, Satram, Prema, & Krishna | Daal’s Kids: Theo, Tina, the late Michael, John, Sharon, & Tony | Soogie’s Kids: Dawlatie, Harry, Ramesh, Leela, Carol, Kamini, & Gulcharran | Latch’s Kids: Neela, Krishna, & Sheila | Dolly’s Kids: Charles, Richard, Patsy ,& Harold | Narine’s Kids: Vijay, Visham, Shawn, Darin, & Chitra| Celia’s Kids: Mala, Bernadine, Annmarie, Sunita, & Steven

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 9:00 pm on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home  and a traditional Hindu service on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 9:00 until 11:30 am.  Cremation will follow the service at Metro Crematory located at 751 Bluford Avenue, Ocoee. FL.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Mary Laguane' Harris

Marie Laguane' Harris, age 46, of Orlando, passed away Monday, October 16th, 2017 at her residence.  She was born in Manhattan, NY the daughter of the late Almeda (Johnson)  and Eugene  Fernandez. and was employed as a cashier.

Marie leaves to cherish her memory, by two daughters, Andrea Harris of Orlando, Zaria Johnson also  of Orlando; three sons Justin Harris of Poughkeepsie, NY, Andrew Harris of Albany, NY, Kendrick Harris of Catskill, NY;  and 8 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.  The funeral service will follow visitation at 12:00 pm with Deacon Larry Herbert officiating.



Friday, October 20, 2017

Melissa Suzanne Fazio

Melissa Suzanne Fazio, age 38, of Orlando, passed away Monday, October 16th, 2017.   She was born in Orlando, the daughter of Edith (Boggetta)  and Richard Steele Barlow and was employed as a phlebotomist.  

Melissa leaves to cherish her memory, parents Edith and Richard Barlow; husband Phillip Fazio; two sons Drake Fazio, Mason Fazio, all of Orlando; sister Brandy (Vic) DeVore of Clermont.  

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm.  The funeral service will follow visitation at 1:00 pm.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

William Anthony O'Donnell

William Anthony O'Donnell, 73, of Orlando, FL, passed away, Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at Orlando Regional Medical Center.   He was born in Detroit, MI on October 20, 1943, a son of the late Dominica Rose (Cicatella)  and Patrick Emmett O'Donnell. William was married to Verna (Messinger) O'Donnell.
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From Verna
Bill and Verna met during a farmer's strike , working a picket line in 1978 and have shared their lives happily together for 39 years.  He joined Labor Union Local 517 in 1964 and was a Business Agent then Business Manager and Special  International Rep until retiring in 2002.

 Bill was devoted to his job, family and friends.  He was loved and respected by all who knew him.  He had many hobbies with fishing being one of his favorites.  He enjoyed playing lottery tickets and playing poker with friends and family.  He had a wonderful sense of humor that kept  you laughing all the time.  He was a great story teller and enjoyed sharing all his great tales.  Bill was a devoted and loving Husband, Father, Papa, Brother and friend.  He will be greatly missed by all and loved loved by his family and friends.

Bill has gone to be with our children and other family members who went to Heaven before him.  Bill will always be with me in my heart and one day we will be together again.  Bill is and always be "The Love Of My Life".

Bill is predeceased by his son, Leon Michael (1989), daughter Verena K. O'Donnell, son Daniel Michael Anthony (2014); grand daughter Amanda Marie Anthony (1989) and leaves to cherish his memory, wife Verna (Messinger) O'Donnell; son William "Tony" (Dana) O'Donnell of Orlando; two sisters, Patricia (Dennis) Beach of Tennessee, Carmella (Steve) Phipps of Tennessee; brother, Leslie "Joe" (Sue) O'Donnell of Orlando; He is also survived by grandchildren Nicholas, Michael and Daniele O'Donnell; great grandchild Christabelle O'Donnell  all of Orlando; several nieces & nephew.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm with Deacon Larry Herbert officiating.  Interment will be at Lake Hill Cemetery in Orlo Vista.





Friday, October 13, 2017

Asquith S. Armstrong

Asquith S. Armstrong, age 70, of Windermere, passed away Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont.  He was born in Jamaica, the son of the late Pearline (Beecher) and Egbert Martin Armstrong and was employed as a salesman in the fashion industry.  Asquith was a member of Church of the Ascension and was the husband of Lilieth (Gooden) Armstrong of Windermere.

The family will be receiving friends at Church of the Ascension Church on Saturday, October 14, 2017, located at 4950 S. Apopka Vineland Road from 9:00 until 10:00 am.  The funeral service will follow visitation at 10:00 am.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Leona E. Harrison

Leona E. Harrison, age 86 of Orlando, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017.  A lifelong Floridian, she was the daughter of Newton F. and Rena (Koons) Chase.   Leona was employed as a credit manager for a department store and was married to Joseph Harrison also of Orlando.

Leona is preceded in death by her parents, Newt and Rena Chase of Stuart; sister Margie Hart of Kenansville, and leaves to cherish her memory, husband of 65 years Joseph Harrison; twin daughters Christine Lashley of Ocala, Charlene Forth (Chuck) of Clermont; daughter Teresa Swander of Ocala; son Joseph Harrison Jr. (Bobbie) of Melbourne; brother Billy Chase (Wanda) of Stuart; sister Shirley Hubbard (Jerry) of Melbourne; grandchildren Tammy Mashburn, Maria Fletcher, Chase Forth, Kassie Ledoux; great grandchildren Beau Mashburn, Karleigh Bevins and Abbey Fletcher.

The Funeral service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 am with Chaplain Mike Carlson officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Lake Hill Cemetery in Orlo Vista.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Madeline (Madi) Castagna


Madeline (Madi) Castagna... Age 75, passed away September 28, 2017 with her family at her bedside in Orlando,  Florida. Beloved wife of Albert (Al) for 53 years and Loving mother to Letitia (Eric) Brandsgaard and Michelle (Robert) Perrotti. Sister to Felicia Tracy. NANA to Ashley (19), Brandon(17), Braden (14), Rebecca (12), Roberto (10) and Sebastian (3). And of course, her furry grandbabies Logan, Bella, Mama Kitty, Aashes, Shaadow, Snowball, Zeena and Cooper. Aunt to Therese (Tom) Brennan, Billy (Reinhardt), Tom (Leslie ) Reinhardt, Kellianne Greene, Tracie (Vincent) Sciascia, Eric (Dawn) Wachsning.  Great Aunt and friend. Many will miss "Ms Madi "

Preceded in death by, Baby Joey, Frank and Bernice Tracy, Philip and Rose CastagnaGary Reinhardt,  David and Lucille Hurst, Joann Castagna and Grace Reinhardt.

Funeral 11:30am on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at St Jude Maronite Catholic Church, 5555 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Orlando, 32819. Burial in Dr Phillip's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to  the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.








Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Robert Blaise

Robert Blaise,  age 75, of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, September 26th, at Florida Hospital Orlando.  He was born in Bombardopolis, Haiti,  the son of the late Matilda (Charlemagne)  and Turgo  Blaise and was employed as a driver for Airport Trucking.  

Robert leaves to cherish his memory, wife Marie  (Alerte) Blaise of Orlando; four daughters, Carlin Blaise of Boston, Judith Blaise of New York, Tamar Blaise of Orlando, Roberta Blaise, of Tampa;  eight sons Edzer Blaise, of New Jersey; Brunel Blaise, of New Jersey; Harry Blaise, of New York; Kerlin Blaise, of Michigan; Simphar Blaise, of Orlando; Michael Blaise, of Tampa; Al Blaise, of Orlando; Marc Ardy Blaise

The family will be receiving friends from 8:30 until 9:40 am on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The Mass will follow at 10:00 am at St. Andrew Catholic Church located at 801 N. Hastings Street, Orlando with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will follow the Mass at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Aldorah Anne Black

Aldorah Anne Black, age 87 of Orlando passed away on September 27, 2017.  She was born in Fort Smith Arkansas, the daughter of George Washington (and Rosa (Dueber) Dodd.  A retired cafeteria worker, Aldorah moved to Central Florida from Arkansas in 1959 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Orlando.  

Aldorah is preceded in death by her husband Edward Eugene Black (2002 and leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Connie Black and Vickie Jordan, both of Orlando; brother Charlie Black of Princeton, W. Virginia and 3 grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gotha, Florida, on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm .  A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Orlando at  4:00 pm on Saturday .

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: www.jesuslovesyoulovehimback.org

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Harry Irwin Avery

Harry Irwin Avery, lifelong mechanic and gearhead, went to the big garage in the sky at age 78.  When not enjoying RPMs, Harry was a devoted spouse for fifty-five years; loving father of four; grandfather to the “Easy Does It” pit crew, and dedicated parishioner at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando.  


Sundays were a contrast to Harry’s work days: Mondays through Saturdays, he was never afraid to get his hands dirty and work from sunrise to sunset, then managed to find a beer or two (often warm) with his cronies while watching his beloved sports.  On Sundays, he would “clean himself up,” put on a jacket and tie, and serve his Lord and Savior as a devoted usher for fifty years at his family parish. “He was a real piece of work.”  
  
Harry is survived by his wife, Paula (Grein) Avery, sister, Mary Bergman, brother Richard Avery (Oscar), daughter Karen Dorr (Brad), son Eric Avery (Shana), daughter Laura Drapcho (Don), son Daniel Avery (Benson Willis); grandchildren Bradley Dorr Jr., Bailey Dorr, Amanda Avery, Grace Avery, Nicholas Avery, Kristin Drapcho Gernaat (Ryan), Lucas Drapcho, Matthew Livesay Jr., and Alycia Drapcho; and great granddaughter, Marina Gernaat. He is joining his parents, Harry and Hortence (Irwin) Avery, brother-in-law, Clayton Bergman, and grandson, Christopher Avery, in Heaven.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday,  September 29, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held  at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  "In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the  Parkinson's organization which Harry belonged to."


IF YOU COULD SEE  WHERE I HAVE GONE  
If you could see where I have gone,  The beauty of this place.  And how it feels to know you're home,  To see the Savior's face.  To wake in peace and know no fear,  Just joy beyond compare.  While still on earth you miss me yet, You wouldn't want me there.  
If you could see where I have gone,  Had made this trip with me.  You'd know I didn't go alone.  The Savior came with me.  When I awoke, He was by my side,  Reached down His hand and said, "Hurry, child, you're going home  To a grand and glorious land! Don't worry over those you love,  For I'm not just with you.  And don't you know with you at home,  They'll long to be here, too?"  
If you could see where I have gone And see what I've been shown.   You'd never know another fear Or ever feel alone.  You'd marvel at the care of God,  His hand on every life.   And realize that He really cares  And bears with us each strife.  And that He weeps when one is lost,  
His heart is filled with pain.  But, oh, the joy when one comes home,  His child is home again.  
If you could see where I have gone And stay a while with me To share the things  That God has made to grace eternity.  But, no, you could never leave Once Heaven's joy you've known.  You couldn't bear to walk earth's paths Once Heaven was your home.  


If you could see where I have gone,  You'd know we'll meet someday.  And though I'm parted from you now,  That I am just away. And now that I am home with Him,  Secure in every way,  I'm waiting here at Heaven’s door  To greet you some sweet day. 





Monday, September 25, 2017

Betty June Willis Conine


Betty June Willis Conine, a long-time resident of the Panama City area, passed away Monday, September 18 in Orlando, Florida at the age of 85. Born September 7,1932 in Hartford, Alabama, Betty was a 1950 graduate of Bay High School and long-time civil servant, retiring in 1997 from Tyndall Air Force Base.

Known simply as “Granny” or “Aunt Bet” by her loving family, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, she was a genuine caretaker to all whose supportive and rational advice was sought out and cherished. Betty loved to dance, especially at The Hangout in old Panama City Beach. She was also a voracious reader, avid cruciverbalist, intense follower of politics, and enjoyed researching and sharing family history with the other "First Cousins" of the Shields family.

Betty is preceded in death by father Grover Willis and mother Lena Shields Willis, brothers Earl and Henry, and sisters Gaynell Klein and Sue Swanson. She is survived by her three children, Sherry (Ted) Czupryk of Memphis,TN; Don (Sabrena) Conine of Ballwin, MO; and Beth (Ron) Otts of Ocoee; six grandchildren, Tara Czupryk of New York, NY; Candise (Michael) White of St. Louis, MO; Derek Conine of St. Louis, MO; Josh (Bailey) Czupryk of Memphis, TN.; Ashley (Paul) Saitta of St. Louis, MO; and Morgan (Steven) Tucker of Ocoee, FL, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren Breanna, Tinley, Grayson, and Gavin, and her loyal dachshund Coco.

The family will be welcoming friends and loved ones for the visitation on Thursday, September 28th from 5pm-7pm at Wilson Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday at 1pm at Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Luther Stanford officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Pedal the Cause, an organization close to her heart. www.pedalthecause.org 

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

Ruth F. Austin

Ruth F. Austin, age  87 of Orlando, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Orlando Lutheran Tower.  She was born in St Thomas, Virgin Islands,  on August 5, 1930 daughter of the late Clarita (Blyden)  and William  Macks.  Ruth was employed in the Division of Licensing for the US Government and was a member of Sanctuary of Praise Ministries, Church of God by Faith of Orlando.  

As a result of her generous spirit and pleasant personality, she was loved by many.  Her Christian life and spirit will remembered in the lives of all who knew her.   Ruth's life will forever be cherished by her son Deane Austin of Orlando;  three sisters Inez and Mae Marks both of the Bronx, NY; Grace Roberts, of Orlando; niece Kishma Vincent of Jacksonville and special friend Ada L. Figueroa of Atlanta.

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Michael James Chmielewski

Michael James Chmielewski,  age 59 of Winter Park, FL passed away Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at Florida Hospital Orlando, Orlando.  He was born in Hartford, CT the son of Muriel A. (Kurz)  and Raymond S. Chmielewski.  Michael served in the U.S. Navy and was an elevator mechanic.

Michael leaves to cherish his memory wife Vanusa Cristiana (Santos) Chmielewski; two daughters Christine Lucas, Julia Chmielewski; three sons Shane KroegerAlex Kroeger, James Chmielewski; four sisters, Carolyn Stefaniw, Lori Miller, Theresa Carterm  Renee Flores; two brothers, Mark Chmielewski, Roy Chmielewski; and 7 grandchildren

A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando at 10:30 AM, on Friday, September 29, 2017 followed by interment at 2:30 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Martha Robles

Martha Robles,  age 60, of Orlando passed away Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at Florida Hospital Orlando.  She was born in Havana, Cuba the daughter of the Juan and Delia (Izquierdo) Rosendo and was a homemaker.

Martha is survived by her husband Raymond  Robles; daughter Jacklyne Robles; two sons Christopher and Eric Robles all of Orlando; brother Jean Carlos Rosenda of Miami; aunts Hayde Izquierdo of Miami and Ophelia Roca of New York.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home  on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm and on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 4:00 until 5:30 pm followed by the funeral service at 5:30 pm with Deacon Laurence Herbert officiating.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Vikkie Michelle Cora

Vikki Michelle Cora was born on August 14, 1971 in Orlando Florida to the late Mitchell and Lorene (Dale) Sapp.  She was the last born out of 4 children (2 boys and 2 girls).  Vikki graduated from Early High School on June 19, 1990 in Barkley, Georgia and started working when she was 17 years old.  At the age of 20, on March 6, 1991 she gave birth to a set of twins (girl and boy) Adrienne and Adonnis.  She made her career as a nursing assistant Courtyard Orlando for almost 20 years before retiring due to illness, and was an active member of New Jerusalem City of God for the past 2 ½  years  until she became ill and went to the nursing home. 

She was a sweetheart of a young woman who would help anybody in need.  She would feed you if you were hungry and give you her very last.   Vikki loved going to the movies, reading her Bible, writing in her journal, going out to eat, cooking and assisting the needy.  She wanted to buy/own her own house, travel around the world, own her own business either a restaurant, a salon or nursing home.  She also wanted to start charities to help others and people with help problems.  On August 27, 2017 at 9:30 am., God saw that she could no longer carry the burden of suffering in silence, so He called her home peacefully in her hospital bed at Florida Hospital in Orlando.   She will be greatly missed.  Words can’t describe how great of a woman she was, just incredible.

Vikki is preceded in death by brothers Joe Louis Cora (1962-2015), Ray  Timothy Cora (1966-1998 and sister Lisa Cassandra Cora,  and leaves to cherish her memory, twins Adrienne and Adonnis Cora; sister Lisa Cassandra Cora; nieces Malvia, Patrice, Jessica, Cristal, and her nephew Patrick.


The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Emil Saint-Vil officiating.







Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Jake Matthew Tansley


Jake Matthew Tansley, age 20, of Orlando passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.  He was born in Kingslynn, UK the son of Nick and Julie (Spalding) Tansley.  Jake was employed in the restaurant industry. and leaves to cherish his memory mother Julie Dettmer (Steve) of Orlando; father Nick Tansley (Julie) of Kinglynn, England; brothers Alex Tansley of Orlando; Karl and Toby Tansley both of England, Steve Dettmer of New York; sisters Ashley Tansley of England, Cailyn Dettmer of Orlando; paternal grandparents Bernie and Susan Tansley; maternal grandparents Jeff Spalding and Jonquil Worfolk all from England.