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, 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.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Richard Rodriguez

Richard Rodriguez, age 33 of Orlando, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017.  He was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Zoraida Hernandez and Jorge Rodriguez.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 6 until 9:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:00 am at the funeral home followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Ellen Elizabeth Mee

Ellen Elizabeth Mee, age 36, of Orlando, FL passed away Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at Florida Hospital Orlando. She was born in Sevierville, Tennesse, the daughter of Ann (Hut)  and Clarence Hill.  Ellen was employed as a Food Sensory Scientist at Coca Cola and was a member of First Baptist Church of Orlando.  

Funeral Services will be held at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in the Marie Williams Chapel at First Baptist Church of Orlando located at 3000 John Young Parkway, Orlando with Pastors Chris Ogden and Jeff McLaighlin officiating.

Visitation in Tennessee will be held from 12:30 until 2:30 pm on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, located at 6200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville,  Tennessee followed by the funeral service at 2:30 pm and interment at Edgewood Cemetery.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Billie Ann Croft-Klementowski

Billie Ann Klementowski, age 60 of Orlando, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 31, 2017.  Billie was born in Zwolle, Louisiana and was employed as a logistics manager and member of Church at the Cross in Orlando.

She leaves to cherish her memory, loving husband Deacon Adam Klementowski of Orlando; sons Aaron Klementowski of Seminole, FL, Jason Marchello of Las Vegas, NV,  Robert Marchello of Satellite Beach, FL; granddaughters Juliana Marchello, Alexa Marchello both of Satellite Beach, FL, Annalisa Marchello of Las Vegas, NV; Victoria Campos of Satellite Beach; grandson Kevin Campos also of Satellite Beach, FL; sisters Kay Bearden of Little Rock, AR, Alice Faye of Las Vegas, NV;  daughters in law, Olga Marchello of Satellite Beach, FL, Meagan Klementowski of Seminole, FL, and Nikki Marchelllo of Las Vegas.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Church at the Cross, located at 700 Good Homes Road, Orlando 32818.  The funeral service will follow visitation at 11:00 am with Pastor Dexter Johnson officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Terry Lee Bean

Terry Lee Bean, age 70 of Orlando, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017.  He was born in Tiffin, Ohio the son of Theodore and Esther (Haines) Bean and was employed as a transportation driver.

Terry Leaves to cherish his memory wife Linda (Burnett) Bean of Orlando; sons Donald Roy of Lake Alfred, Robert Roy of Clermont, James Bean of Orlando; brother Joe Bean of Davenport; sisters Sandy Bean of Las Vegas, Pam Bean of Tiffin, OH; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Interment will be at Highland Memory Gardens at a later date.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Phoebe Anne (Walker) Hughes

Phoebe Anne (Walker) Hughes, age 87, passed away peacefully, August 7, 2017.  She was predeceased by her son Tony and her husband John Joseph, Jr., and brother James Marion.  Survivors include her son James J. Hughes, his wife Carol (Wilson), grandson John W., daughter Lee A. Yarborough, husband Joe, grandson Jason J., granddaughter Courtney L. (Porter); 4 great granddaughters, Annabelle, Emelia Yarborough, Avery, Tessa Porter and sister Ruby Inez.

Viewing will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd, 32811 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am with the service at 11:00 am with interment immediately after at Highland Memory Gardens, 3329 E. Semoran Blvd, Apopka, FL 32703.

Lunch will be served at the Yarborough home immediately following the graveside service.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Vincent Augustus Thompson, Sr.

Vincent Augustus Thompson, Sr., age  89, of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, August 1st, at his residence.  He was born in Neuvitas Camague, Cuba, the son of the late Dulcina (Smith)  and Claudius Thompson.  Vincent was employed as a food service production supervisor and a member of Church of the Ascension Orlando. 

Vincent leaves to cherish his memory; wife Beryl (Williams) Thompson of Orlando; two daughters Angela Brown and Lorna Charles, both of New York;  three sons Leslie Thompson,  Vincent Thompson, Jr., Roy Thompson all of Cuba; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.   

The family will be receiving friends  from 12:00 until 1:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at Church of the Ascension in Orlando, FL  with Father Jim Sorvillo officiating.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Pau Cun Phu

Pau Cun Phu, age 66 of Orlando, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017.  He was born in Vietnam, the son of Phi and Sy (Ly) Phu.  Pau was the owner of a dry cleaning business.

He leaves to cherish his memory wife Mui (Loc) Phu of Orlando; daughters Monica, Marilyne Phu both of Orlando; son David Phu of New York; brothers Paul Phu of California, Loc Phu of Clearwater, Sat Phu of Georgia; sisters Cuc Phu of Texas, Quoc Phu of California, Mui Phu of Vietnam; and 1 grandhcild Christian Carioti of Orlando.

The family will be receiving friends Monday and Tuesday, July 31st and August 1, 2017 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm and from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 8:00 am until 11:00 am., followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Gary Walter Crawford Meloon

Gary Walter Crawford (AKA Gar-Bear and Lil' G) entered into his heavenly home on Saturday, July 22, 2017.  This world lost a beautiful soul who brightened the lives of many with his curls, smile, laugh, and caring heart.  Gary was raised in Orlando and was a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management. As a 5th generation Meloon of Correct Craft, Gary was currently working in the boating industry with his family at Southeast Marine and Sales and was planning to attend the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management Master's Program in the fall.  Gary leaves to cherish his memory, parents Walter Gary and Ardis Meloon, brother and sister-in-law Nathan and Hannah Meloon, grandparents Walter and Barbara Meloon and William and Sallie Harrar in addition to aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends with whom Gary cared for deeply.  The family will be receiving friends from 3:00-3:45 PM followed by a Celebration of Life Service on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at The First Baptist Church Orlando (Faith Hall), located at 3000 South John Young Parkway, Orlando, Florida, 32805.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in memory of Gary to Liz's Legacy, P.O. Box 155, Windermere, Florida 34787.  Online donations can be made at  Please visit to post comments or memories.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

William Lennie

William Lenny, age 63 of Minneola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  He was born to William Thomas and Florence May Lennie.  

William leaves to cherish his memory, Wife Katherine (Horan) Lennie of Minneola along with their 2 children Christopher and Caitlyn; aunt Annadle Kleinert of Hampton Bays, NY; brother-in-law Jim Dunham of Springhill, FL; niece Liz Mora of Denver Colorado; nephew James Dunham also of Denver, Brian Dunham of Austin, TX; and extended Tallahassee family, Gail and Bob Knight, Timmy, Danny and Tommy Knight.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 1 - 2 pm followed by a memorial service at 2p at Highpoint Church located at 476 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee FL 34761 with Pastor Keith Tower officiating.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tremaine Marquize Rumph

On September 14, 1991, the life and journey of Tremaine Marquize began.  Born in Orlando Florida to the parents of Johnny Rumph (Atlanta, GA) and Wanda Chambliss (Orlando, FL).   He grew up in Tangelo Park and learned valuable life lessons from his loving grandmother.   However, this short, but life-filled journey ended July 10, 2017.  Tremaine attended Orange County public schools with the dream of becoming his own businessman.  After finishing school Tremaine welcomed his loving and precious daughter Ma’kyla.

After a few short years of living in Orlando, Tremaine’s journey led him to Atlanta, Georgia, where he saw an opportunity to start a new and better life, with a chance to pursue his dreams and passions. However, this short, but life-filled journey here on earth ended July 10, 2017.

He is proceeded in death by his paternal grandparents Mary Alice Walker and William Ray Hamilton (Orlando FL) .  Tremaine leaves footsteps of his journey to his daughter Ma'kyla Simone Rumph (Orlando FL), his devoted father Johnny Rumph (Atlanta, GA), and his loving mother Wanda Chambliss (Orlando, FL); A loving Maternal Grandmother Mable Chambliss (Orlando FL).  He also leaves behind 3 sisters Ashely Nicole Williams, Latoya Rumph, and Melissa Brummitt (Orlando FL); 2 brothers Edwin Jefferla Bellamy (Orlando FL) and Larry Freeney Jr. (Orlando FL); He has 4 Aunts Diane Hamilton (Groveland  FL)  Mary J Eutsey   Alice Rumph (Orlando FL) and Penny Chambliss (Port St.Lucie FL); 8 Uncles William R. Hamilton , Eddie Jr. Rumph (Orlando FL) , Murphy Eutsey , Floyd Eustey, John Henry Eutsey (Orlando FL) Gary L. Chambliss (Orlando FL), Robert Jr. Chambliss (Orlando FL) , Marlon "Shawn" Chambliss (Atlanta Ga), and a host of relatives and friends.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Saturday, July 22, 2017 with Chaplain Michael Bernard officiating.

Robert Lee Parrish

A Time to Be Born/Sunrise
Robert Parrish was born in Carrboro, North Carolina on November 29, 1934 to the late Robert Parrish and Lillie Atwater-Parrish. Affectionately known as “Jack”, Robert received his education in the Orange County School System, graduating from Lincoln High School (Class of 1954). As a youth, he joined and attended Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

A Time to Love
On a beautiful winter day, November 27, 1955, Robert eloped with Gwendolyn Snipes, his High School sweetheart. The newlyweds enjoyed their time in their native City, Robert worked at UNC, while Gwendolyn attended Winston-Salem State. In 1958 the couple moved to New York City. It was during this time, a son, Ricky L. Parrish (preceded in death), was welcomed into this union.

A Time to Enjoy Life
Robert was an avid sports fan, he loved football, baseball, softball, and bowling. He was the youngest player to play for the “Chapel Hill Dons”. After 26 years of employment with the New York City Transit Authority, Robert retired and moved to Orlando, Florida. Welcoming himself to a new community, it was very common to see him mentoring teens and young adults. He became a Charter Member at Grace Bible Church where he attended and served faithfully (singing in the Men’s Choir, providing leadership and inspiration at the Men’s Mission). Serving God and His people was his profound passion.
                     A Time to Mourn/Sunset
On a warm summer evening, Friday, July 14, 2017, Robert Parrish 82 of Orlando, Florida departed this life and entered into eternal rest. Robert was very generous, he used his time and talents to help family, friends and the community. He was a loving father, brother and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Mrs. Gwendolyn Parrish, a brother, Mr. Stanley Parrish (Princess) of Chapel Hills, NC, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Gloria Crockett of Raleigh, NC, a brother-in-law, Mr. Robert Snipes (Esther) Fayetteville, NC and a host of other relatives, nieces, nephews, and friends.

2 Timothy 4:6-8
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, 
which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, 
but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

James Arthur Llewellyn Barnard

James Arthur Llewellyn Barnard, Age 79 of Orlando, Florida passed peacefully on July 7, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born in St. John’s, Antigua, WI; The son of the late Evangeline Ursula Barthley and Keithley Llewellyn Barnard. He migrated to the US in the 60’s to further his opportunities. 

James leaves to cherish his memory sons Alexis, Darryl, and Trevor; Daughter Samantha; Sisters Gloria, Kathleen, Eulyn, and Bonnilyn; Brothers Lionel and Myron; 14 grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, too numerous to name. 

A memorial celebrating his life will be held @ The Hampton by Hilton Apopka at 2p on July 21, 2017 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Jere Richard Cockley

Jere Richard Cockley, age 66 of Casselberry, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at his residence.  He was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania the son of Eugene Richard and Margret (Foote) Cockley.  Jere served in the United States Air Force and was employed as an aerospace master electrician.  

Jere leaves to cherish his memory wife Toya (Sensing) Cockley of Casselberry; sister Susy Dickson of Maitland; nephew David Dickson of Maitland; nieces Maggie Shoaf of Maitland and Elizabeth McMillan also of Maitland; 2 great nephews and 1 great niece also of Maitland.

A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the Moose Lodge in Orlando.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Joseph Alan McGara

Joseph Alan McGara, age 50, of Mount Dora, FL passed away Monday, May 8th, 2017 at Florida Hospital Orlando.  He was born in Jeannette, PA, the son of Mary Lou (Osenkowski)   and Frank Wilson McGara.  Joseph served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed as a home maintenance manager.  

Joseph leaves to cherish his memory mother Mary Lou Mudge of Orlando; two sisters Sandy Drill of Jacksonville, FL,  Barbara McGara of Duluth, GA; and brother Thomas McGara of Orlando, FL.  A  Memorial service will be held at  10:30 AM on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL  with Deacon Larry Herbert officiating.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

William David Acree, Sr.

William David Acree, Sr., age 89 of Yalaha, Florida passed away on Monday, June 24, 2017 in Orlando.  He was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky the son of Roy David and Laura (Shaw) Acree and was employed as a chemical engineer.

Interment will be at 12:30 pm on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Florida National Cemetery with military honors.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Carl E. Booth

Carl E. Booth, age 87 of Orlando passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017.  A lifelong Floridian, he was born in Homestead, FL the son of Johnnie Emory and Lucille (Walker) Booth and has resided in Orlando since 1959.  Carl retired from the United  States Army after proudly serving for 26 years and then retired from security at Walt Disney World.  

He is predeceased by his wife Betty Jane Booth, grandsons Richard Schreiber and Christopher Booth and leaves to cherish his memory children, Carl (Debra) Booth, Johnnie (Pat) Booth, Marsha Hancock;  grandchildren, Corey, Kelly, Melissa, Megan, Michelle and Darryl, Stacie;  great grandchildren, Kayla, Karlie, Kortnee, Matthew, Hannah, Emily, Katie Lynn, Jolene, Jr, Anthony, Autumn, Hannah, Dawson, Justin; great great grandchildren, Brystol, Sammie and Blakelyn; sister Helen Byrd of Hastings, FL and brother Donald Booth of St. Augustine, FL.

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 until 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, June 30, 2017 with Pastor Gene Pritchard officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery with military honors.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Chetram Setaram

Chetram Setaram, age 85 of Ocoee, Florida passed peacefully on June 23, 2017 at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was surrounded by his loving family. 

Chetram was a graduate of Southern Illinois University and was  a construction business owner. 

He is remembered by his wife, Ida Setaram, his eight children, Keshav, Indira, Raj, Vid, Dinesh, Devindra, Dharmen, Mahendra and his ten grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 followed by the service from 9:00 am until 11:00 am on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pandit Moniram Persaud officiating.  Interment will follow the service on Thursday at Metro Crematory, 751 S. Bluford Avenue, Ocoee FL.

William Carl Sullivan

William Carl Sullivan, age 86 of Orlando, died peacefully on Saturday, June 24, 2017. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA the son of Henry and Johanna (Maloney) Sullivan.  He owned and operated a plumbing company in Pittsburgh, PA.

Bill is survived by his wife Ann; children Monica (Bob Gilman), John L. (Kim), Rita Weaver (Mark), Bill (David Cunningham), Marie (Clay Jurgens), Terry (Jim Morina), Marty (Stephanie), Bernie (Ellen); 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by daughter Kathleen and grandson Ryan.

A funeral mass was held on June 26, 2017 at St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church, Apopka, FL. Interment will be held in Pittsburgh at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill's name may be sent to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2245 Lane Park Rd. Tavares, FL 32778

Monday, June 26, 2017

Jeanne Marie Ellenson

Jeanne Marie Ellenson passed away peacefully on June 18, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, after a long illness.  She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Marie and Joseph Center.  Prior to marriage, she was a flight attendant for National Airlines and a professional model.  She was a devoted wife and mother.  She was married to the late Gene Ellenson for 44 years.  She enjoyed his career as a much beloved football coach for the University of Florida and always enjoyed cheering on the Gators.  After Gene’s death, she remarried Thomas Scott and they enjoyed ten happy years together prior to his death.  Jeanne loved animals and was a pet mama to many dogs in her lifetime, who will be waiting to greet her at the end of the Rainbow Bridge.  Jeanne was predeceased by both of her husbands and her parents.  She is survived by her children, daughter, Donna Mikulski and husband Ed, son, Eugene Mark Ellenson, grandson, Andrew Rivera, step-daughters Barbara Johnson, and Debbie Scott and her cousin, Doris Armstrong.  In addition, she is survived by her long-time caregivers, Norma Picard and Claudia Banton.

There will be a funeral mass at Holy Family Catholic Church in Orlando on June 29, 2017, at 10:30.  There will be a private graveside service following the mass.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alachua County Humane Society in memory of Jeanne.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ramon Carrasquillo-Garcia

Ramon Carrasquillo-Garcia,  age 77, of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health. He was born in Canovanas, Puerto Rico,  the son of the late Justa (Garcia) and Ramon Carrasquillo and was employed as a carpenter.

Ramon is predeceased by sons Juan Carrasquillo, Edwin Carrasquillo and Santos Quinones and leaves to cherish his memory, wife Carmen L. (Colon) Carrasquillo of Orlando;  six sons Ramon Carrasquillo of Kissimmee; David Carrasquillo of New Jersey, Agustin Carrasquillo of New Jersey,  Felix Carrasquillo of Boston,  Edward Quinones of Orlando,  Rafael Quinones of New Jersey; five daughters Milca Rodriguez of New Jersey, Ruth Rosario, of Ft. Myers, Ida Lopez of Puerto Rico, Libia Carrasquillo of Puerto Rico, Aurora Carrasquillo of New Jersey. He is also survived by numerous grand and great-grandchildren

The family will be receiving friends on from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm on Friday, June 16, 2017.  The funeral service will follow visitation at 1:00 pm.

Interment will be held at Chapel HIll Cemetery at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Caroline Tyson Allen

Caroline Tyson Allen, age 70, of Orlando passed away Sunday, May 28th, at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.   She was born in Dominica, West Indies, the daughter of the late MaryJane (Boland)  and Chamberlin Castor and was employed as a home health care aide.  

Caroline leaves to cherish her memory, husband Lascell Allen of Orlando; step sonTony Allen, of Orlando;  two sisters, Rosetta Tonge of Virgin Islands, Juliana Georges of Philadelphia; three brothers Lifford Castor of West Indies, Archie Castor of Virgin Islands, Jonathan Castor of Orlando;  2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Tangelo Baptist Church located at 7001 Ravenna Avenue, Orlando FL 32819 followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Jessica Migdalia Esteras

Jessica Migdalia Esteras, age 21, of Orlando, was tragically taken away from her family on Friday, May 26th, 2017 by a hit and run driver. She was born in New York, New York, the daughter of the Ana Irizarry and Jose Anibal Esteras.  Jessica was employed as an optical technician, who was full of life and had many dreams and aspirations.  She was looking forward to attending college to become a veterinarian.  

Jessica leaves to cherish her memory, mother Ana Irizarry of Orlando; two sisters Christina Rivera of Pennsylvania; Margarita Esteras of NY;  three brothers Reinldo Rivera of NY,  Justo Esteras of Orlando and Jose Esteras of Pennsylvania. 

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 from 12:00 until 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 11:00 am, followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Albert Ormondroyd, III

Albert Ormondroyd III,  age 72, of Orlando, FL passed away Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at Florida Hospital Orlando.  He was born in Waltham, MA the son of the late Mary (Chase)  and Albert Ormondroyd, II .  Albert was a restaurant owner in addition to being an author, lecturer and researcher.  His latest book by Tate Publishing was entitled God's Master Plan For Planet Earth.

Albert leaves to cherish his memory, devoted wife Nancy Amster Ormondroyd of Orlando; two daughters Jane Carmichael of Shapleigh, ME, Jennifer Ormondroyd of Orlando, FL;  son Thomas Ormondroyd, of Apex, NC;  sister Amanda Lotruglia  of Rhode Island; two brothers Steven Ormondroyd of Cambria, CA,  Peter Ormondroyd of Venice, FL;  6 grandchildren Brittany Lyon of Longwood, FL, 1st Lt. Ryan Brothers of Savannah, GA, Kara Carmichael of Hartford, CT, Melissa Carmichael of Shapleigh, ME, Tia and Jett Ormondroyd both of Apex, NC.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at St. Jude Maronite Catholic Church, located at 5555 Dr. Phillips Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819  with Father Bassam Saade officiating. Interment will follow the service at Dr. Phillips Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Albert's name should be sent to Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd, Orlando FL 32811.   Charity to be named later.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Jane Brown (Margaret Jane Hewitt Brown)

Jane Brown (Margret Jane Hewitt Brown) left us in her sleep on May 14, 2017. She was a Mother; Grandmother; Great Grandmother; Mother in Law to– Bill, Michael, Mark and Scott; Sister – Joan Willis; ,Aunt, Cousin and Friend to all of us. Born in Wind Ridge, Pennsylvania on March 3, 1932, the daughter of Robert and Mildred Hewitt.

She relocated to Orlando a bit reluctantly in her Senior year of high school. Then finished her senior year at Orlando High School but went back to Pennsylvania just for her graduation to be with her classmates.

Jane Married Mitchell Bert Brown on April 28, 1951.  Then she began her career in Motherhood having four daughters Lynda, Brenda, Michelle and Amy. Grandchildren: Stephen, Crecia, Maggie, Hannah and Christopher. Great Grand Children Zoe and Brayden.

She worked when she was able as a mother, for a doctor and for Orange County School system. She was a member of First Baptist Church at the Cross.  She was preceded in death by Mitchell Bert Brown- Husband, Robert & Mildred Hewitt-Parents and David Hewitt-Brother.

Her Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home at 430 N. Kirkman Rd., Orlando, Florida 32811, (407) 578-7720. Viewing from 5:30 - 7:00 PM, Celebration of Life Service at 7PM with Pastor Dexter Johnson officiating.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rooplal Bridgemohan

Sunrise: April 19, 1950
Sunset: May 8th, 2017

Rooplal Bridgemohan, 67 (AKA Frecky) originally from Brothers Road, Torrib Tabaquite passed away peacefully on Monday 8th May 2017 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee FL. He was the loving husband of Savitri, father of Rodney, grandfather of Roshan Arjun and father-in-law of Vidyia. Son of Paltoo and Sobagia Bridgemohan. Brother of all deceased Rookmin (Boyah), Bisnath (Doodoo), Sookram (Ginger) and Lincoln (Sackoo). Uncle of Dadoy, Boyo, Aptie, Sarah, Judy, Arnold, Arthur and Anthony. Brother-in-law of Bharat (deceased), Karamchan (deceased), Premchan, Kamala, Pamela, Bebe and Mona. Viewing of the body will be held on Friday May 12th, 2017 from 6 to 9pm. Funeral Service for the late Rooplal Bridgemohan will be held on Saturday May 13th, 2017  from 9 until 11:00 am, both at Dobbs Funeral Home. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Katie Louise Watts

Katie Louise Watts, age 89 of Orlando passed away at her daughters home, Sunday, April 30, 2017. She was a lifelong Orlando native, born to Clarence and Hattie B. (Hart) Golden.

Her mother died when she was 5 years old.  In her early years she was raised by her grandmother Kate Golden and father Clarence. She attended Jones High School and graduated in 1946. She was a lifelong Baptist and was baptized at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at age 18.

Katie leaves three children: a devoted daughter Juanita McQueen of Orlando; two loving sons Darrell McQueen of Atlanta, GA and Randall (Karen) Watts of Gainesville, VA.  She has 3 granddaughters, Courtney Watts of Orlando, Amber Watts of Chicago, IL, and Jordan Watts of Gainesville, Va.; One grandson Randall Watts, III of Gainesville, VA.  She was preceded in death by her dear brother Ralph Golden.

Katie was a housekeeper and enjoyed caring and nurturing others in need.  She will be remembered for her faith in God and her thoughtfulness and kindness to everyone.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.

The family is requesting that donations be made in Katie's name to:
"Love A Child" charity.

Robert Arthur Moeller

Robert Arthur Moeller, age 80 of Groveland, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont.  He was born in Brooklyn, New York the son of Arthur and Doris (Barker) Moeller.  He was employed as a machinist for Lockheed Martin and member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Clermont.

Robert leaves to cherish his memory, wife Mary Ellen (Hodges) Moeller; son Brian Moeller (Susan); and grandchildren Ethan and Blakely Moeller all of Groveland.

A memorial service will be held  at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, located at 720 12th Street, Clermont, FL. Interment will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 1:30 pm.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Karen Ruth Laisch

Karen Ruth Laisch, 72, of Orlando, passed away Monday, April 17th, 2017 at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. She was born in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late Clara and William Strelow and was employed as a restaurant server and clerical worker.

She is predeceased by P.J. Laisch (2015) and leaves to cherish her memory, husband Frank Laisch of Orlando; three daughters, Angela (David) Cole, Paige Morgan,  Amy (George) Stockman all of Orlando; three sons, Tony (Beccy) Laisch, of St. Cloud, Frank Laisch, III of Orlando,  Mark (Janet) Laisch of Washington, DC; and 11 grandchildren.   

A memorial services will be held at Salem Lutheran Church located at 7900 S. Apopka Vineland Road in Orlando on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00 am.   

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Josephine Mary (Joanne) Hunting

Dearest Mummy of Sarah
A loving Grandma,
Mother-in-law and a wonderful friend to many.

Joanne age 75, passed away April 9, 2017 in Coggesshall, Essex with her daughter by her side, to join her beloved husband Denis in Heaven.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday April 27, 2017 at St. Peter ad Vincula, Church Green, Coggeshall,  Essex.  Joanne will be laid to rest at Wigston Cemetery, Welford Road, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE183TE, at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 28,2017.

Flowers or donations received for Farleigh Hospice c/o A Birkin & Sons, Market End, Coggeshall, Essex CO61NH.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Ralph Vincent Porto

Ralph Porto, age 89 of Orlando, passed away on April 17, 2017.  He was born in Aurora, IL and has lived in Orlando since the 1950's.  He enjoyed playing pool, golfing, traveling, singing kareoke with his friends and rooting on his New York Yankees.  He was a life member of Aurora, IL Moose International Lodge #400, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the Orlando Post 19 American Legion.  He is survived by his sisters, Helen Langford of Orlando, Mary (Larry) Hayes of Springfield, IL; brother Dominick Porto of Jacksonville, FL.; and nephew Richard Langford of Atlanta, GA.  Public visitation will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando at 9:30 am, followed by the funeral mass at 10:30 am.  Interment will be at Glen Abbey Cemetery in Auburndale, FL at 1:30 pm.   

Mahadeo Persaud

Mahadeo Persaud, age 88 passed away April 13, 2017.  He was born in Helenaz, Guyana the son of Bagatsaran and Jasmatie Persaud. Mahadeo was employed as an agricultural manager.

Mahadeo leaves to cherish his memory, 10 children, Merl, Davo, Dia, Nehru, Ann, Haimo, Chaits, Mandod, Moni and Shoba; 4 daughter-in-laws Jasmin, Lorna Shanta, Debbie; 6 son-in-laws Jaggie, Vish, Ricky, Victor, Guy, Pradeep; 21 grandchildren Renee, Shammy, Anand, Christina, Prabha, Vidushi, Amlata, Yunita, Devi, Vandana, Priya, Eshani, Renita, Pravish, Davida, Victoria, Yinka, Tony, Izzat, Stephanie, Andrew; 14 great grandchildren Saurav, Shreya, Sudhir, Amisha, Avani, Adhiraj, Malcolm Vidyanand, Ajai, Aara, Liam, Mila, Kaizen, Vanya, Payden.

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 6:30 until 8:30 pm and followed by the funeral service on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 9:00 until 11:00 am at Dobbs Funeral Home.   Interment will follow the service on Tuesday at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Cathryn Elizabeth Bryant

Cathryn Elizabeth Bryant of Winter Garden, Florida went home to be with the Lord after her battle with brain cancer on April 5 at 7:50 PM.

Cathy was born in Texas on March 25, 1963.  She moved to Alamogordo, New Mexico, at age 12 with her sister (Cindi) and parents (WB and Martha Cox).  There she met and married her high school sweetheart and husband of 34 years.  Bart and Cathy have two daughters (Kristen and Michelle) and two son-in-laws (Zach and Justin).  They also have two grandsons (Rylan and Shea) and one granddaughter on the way (Aubrey).

Cathy had a passion for children’s ministry and worked on staff at the First Baptist Church of Windermere until she decided to travel with Bart full-time on the PGA Tour.

Cathy was extremely outgoing and had the gift of hospitality.  She had a natural way of reaching out to everyone.  She always remembered names!  She loved to laugh.  She loved her family deeply.  She loved the Lord with all her heart, soul, mind and strength.  Cathy, your friends and family miss you so much but are glad that today you are truly healed!  And we celebrate your new life!

Cathy’s Celebration of Life Ceremony will be at the Church at the Cross in Orlando on Monday, April 10, at 2:00 pm.

Receiving line starts at 1:00 pm.

Reception following the service. 

In lieu of flowers any donations should be made to The House of Hope Orlando, would be appreciated.  P.O. Box 560484, Orlando FL 32856.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Charlene Courtenay Blanton

Charlene Courtenay Blanton, 83, Orlando, passed away Tuesday, April 4. Born in Cornelia, GA, she was the daughter of the late Alene McCorvey Courtenay and William Calvin Courtenay.  She is survived by her devoted family, daughters Belinda Blanton Gowen and Vicki Blanton, grandchildren Joshua DeLoach, Angela Gowen, Elijah DeLoach, Karen Gowen and six great grandchildren, and brother Dr Bradley Courtenay. 

She was formerly with Canteen Food Services and a member of the Pinecastle Garden Club.  She was a longtime member of the Concord St Church of Christ. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 6 at 11:30 at the Concord St Church of Christ downtown Orlando.  She will be buried  at Sunset Hill in Valdosta, GA. Graveside service to be held at 11:30 Saturday, April 8.   Arrangements coordinated by Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando and McLane Funeral Home in Valdosta, GA.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cecilia Denise Warrington

Cecilia Denise Warrington, age 54, of Orlando passed away Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando. She was born in Philadelphia, PA the daughter of Annie (Rogers) and Leroy Smith, Jr.and was a wife and homemaker.

Cecilia is predeceased by her daughter Heaven Warrington (2001) and leaves to cherish her memory husband, Jerome Warrington; two daughters, Jessica Smith, Joanna Warrington all of Orlando; two sons Jamel Smith of Okeechobee,  Darren Warrington of Orlando; sister Valerie Singleton of Philadelphia; and 6 grandchildren

The funeral service will be held 7:00 PM on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home. 

Regina Barbara Yuskoski Graeber

Regina Barbara Yuskoski Graeber passed unexpectedly in her peaceful sleep in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the age of 100 and a half.  Regina was born on September 15, 1916 in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, to grocery store owners (of 49 years) Edna & Louis Yuskoski. Regina witnessed in her early years a parade celebrating the end of World War I, a local speech by Thomas Edison, and survived the Great Depression.  She graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1932 and married the (late) Robert Graeber Sr.  In 1940 she moved to Shamokin, Pennsylvania where she lived in the same house on the side of a mountain for 74 years, raising six children.  She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Her family was blessed to have witnessed the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of Regina and Robert decades ago. 

Regina was active in Shamokin community activities, including the choir of Mother Cabrini Church, Choraleers, the Polka Mass Choir, the St Edwards/ Mother Cabrini Church and Funeral Mass Choirs.  She was a devoted wife and mother and a prayerful devout Catholic all her life (she would make 7 lemon meringue pies at a time for church events).  She was also known for her fabulous garden which bloomed especially bright in the spring with daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and crocuses. The last 22 years of her life she called Shamokin, PA and also Orlando, FL home (to be more involved with family).  She even joined the church choir at Holy Family in Orlando.  Her love of music has inspired and touched family and friends for generations.  Regina started playing electric guitar at the age of 57!  In her final years she started painting and also did quite well! 

Her 100th birthday celebration in September of 2016 brought her family together for a joyful centennial celebration of her life.  In her 100 years, Regina Graeber brought life and love to countless people, including her immediate family: her late husband, Robert Graeber Sr; daughter Barbara Braubitz (of Auburn, NY), and her three children and two grandchildren; daughter Margaret Combe Barstow (of Southlake, Texas) and her three children and seven grandchildren; daughter (late) Gloria Graeber; son Robert Graeber Jr. (of Lititz, PA) and his two children and one grandchild; son Bruce Graeber (of Washington, DC) and his two children; and daughter Laura Wideman (of Orlando, FL) and her four children and two grandchildren—and a baby on the way!

Even at 100 years old, Regina Graeber’s eyes sparkled to hear and tell stories and events about the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren that were passed along through the “Graeber-vine.”  Regina didn’t miss a beat! She loved to share wisdom and family stories, past and present, and in her sweet sing-song Eastern accent would say, “Oh honey, I’ll tell ya…”  Regina is singing with the choir of angels now, and our loss is heaven’s gain!

The family will be receiving friends from 9:30 - 10:30 am, followed by the funeral mass at 10:30 am on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando, FL with Father Leo Hodges officiating.

Shirley Delores Edwards

Shirley Delores Edwards was born in Brewton, Alabama on December 19, 1943 and died on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. She was the second of seven children born to the late Prince Albert Edwards and the late Evangelist Rosie Beth Edwards.  

She attended Jones High School in Orlando, Florida. Professionally, she worked in various occupations as a mixologist, a geriatrics nurse’s assistant, an international model, and a professional secretary for many years.   

Shirl or Shelly who her dad and close friends sometimes called her, often was the life of a social gathering.  She had a passion for dancing, listening to oldies music, and movies.  She often spoke of her favorite sport, wrestling (The Rock, The Undertaker, and Stone Cold Steve Austin were some of her favorites).  She had a God given talent for fashion, interior decorating, cooking, being a make-up artist, but most of all, being a grandmother.   She was a phenomenal hair stylist and taught many women how to use make-up, and wear and take care of a wig.     

Shirley loved the word of God as she read and studied her bible daily.  Her beautiful smile, warm heart, and gentle touch often was illustrated in her giving as she helped people as much as she could.   

Shirley leaves to cherish her memory, two children: Kerwin V. Edwards and Ruth Edwards Scandrett (Stanley); six grandchildren: Ronald Paramore, Angelette Washington, Rodrick Paramore, Brandon Paramore, El’Keturah Scandrett, and Stanley Elijah Scandrett; three great grandchildren: Gregory, Alvin, and Aden; five sisters: Carrie J. Heard, Mary E. Sanders, Lillie R. Farmer, Glenda L. Baker, and Brenda M. Edwards; one brother, Albert L. Edwards (deceased) and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family, and friends.   

In lieu of flowers, honorary donations may be made in Shirley’s' name to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital at   

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Marc William Durocher

Marc William Durocher, age 7, of Orlando, FL passed away Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.   Marc was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Haiti on September 26, 2009, the son of Eloge (Eveillard)  and David Durocher.   He was a student at Pine Hills Elementary, member of Church at the Cross and Children in Harmony.  

Marc leaves to cherish his memory, parents Eloge and David Durocher;  two brothers, Howard Durocher , Rocky Hendy Durocher all of Orlando;  paternal grandmother Isenalie Angerville; maternal grandmother  Ertha Simeon both of Haiti.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, March 24th, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at Church at the Cross  with Pastor Clayton Cloer officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral service on Saturday at Winter Garden Cemetery. 

Linda Kay Legler Mueller

Linda Kay Legler Mueller, age 66, originally of Monroe,WI, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at her home in Orlando, Florida, with her loving husband at her side. She is predeceased by both parents, Harold Legler and Ethel Stopka Legler,  and two brothers, Ricky Allen Legler and John David Legler,  all of Monroe. She is survived by her husband DuWayne Kenneth Mueller, originally of Falls Creek, WI, her step-mother, Agnes (Leuzinger) Legler, one brother Raymond Keith Legler (Ruth), and two sisters, Vickie Lynn Legler Huston (Wayne, deceased), and Sherrie Sue Legler Tschannen (Peter), all of Monroe, and a sister, Cindy Lee Legler Rodriguez (Arturo) of Sugar Grove, IL, three step-sisters, Terri Joyner of Colorado, Lauri Gutzmer (Phil), and Wendi Thoman (Guy) , both of Monticello, WI, several loving aunts, an uncle, many cousins, nieces and nephews.  Linda was an active member of First Baptist Church of Central Florida and loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  

Memorial services will be at Church at the Cross – Orlando at 11:00 am Saturday, April 1, 2017. For more information on Church At The Cross Orlando, click on this link -