Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sukree Boodram

Sukree Boodram ,age  50, of Clermont, FL passed away Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health.  She was born in Berbice, Guyana the daughter of the late Reshmi (Narine)  and Budhai  Budhram and was employed as a financial accountant.  

Sukree leaves to cherish her memory,  daughter Samantha Deowdhat of Clermont FL;  son Randy Deowdhat  of Clermont, FL; two sisters Nina Singh of New York; Ninawattie Budhram of Orlando;  two brothers Lakhram Boodram of Toronto and Misir Budhram of New York. 

The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 until until 9:00 pm on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, followed by the service from 9:00 until 11:15 am on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will follow the service on Thursday at Metro Crematory located at 751 S.  Bluford Avenue in Ocoee.

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.   http://loveachild.com/

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 www.stjude.org.   

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 - http://catcorlando.com/

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Frances Mataline Morgan Swartz


Frances passed away peacefully Thursday, March 16 at the Lakeview Manor Assisted Living Facility where she has been a resident since 2013. She was the third of six children born to Albert Morgan and Lela Vaughn Morgan in Piggott, AR. Her father, a sharecropper, died when she was six and her mother struggled raising a family during the Depression.
Frances moved to Anderson, Indiana just before the war where she lived at the YWCA, and took a factory job at Nicholson File. Robert Thomas Swartz caught his "bird"  after a short courtship on May 16, 1943. They built a home in Van Buren and later relocated to Lexington, Ky, raising four children: Karl, Karen, David, and Barbara. Frances enjoyed music, cooking, sewing, and gardening, but most of all, being a Mother and Grandma.
Frances and Bob retired to Eustis, Fl, where she remained active in church, social and charitable activities before moving to Orlando in 2002 and focusing on being a Grandmother to her 17 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. In addition to her children, Frances is survived by her brother, Albert Jackson Morgan of Bryan, TX.
We extend a special thanks to our friends, the staff at Lakeview Manor, who have been  family to Frances for the last four years. We appreciate the loving care that you provided to our Mother and we are forever in your debt. Thank you so much and God bless you!
Honorary donations may be made in Frances' name to the Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation at donate.cshospice.org or the Alzheimer's association at alz.org. A graveside service open to the public will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 22 at Greenwood Cemetary in Eustis, FL. For additional information contact David Swartz, 407-281-4560/davidswartz13@gmail.com.


Friday, March 17, 2017

Bruce R. Smith, Sr.

Bruce R  Smith Sr., age 71, of Orlando passed away Tuesday March 7th, 2017.   He was born in Decatur, NE , the son of Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Smith.  He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War.  Upon leaving the Navy, moved to Orlando and worked at Remco Trucks until he started his own business.  

Bruce leaves behind to cherish his memory, many friends, 2 sons, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Caroline C. Beasley

Caroline C. Beasley, age 78, of Orlando, passed away Friday, March 10th, 2017 at Florida Hospital East.  A life long Florida resident, she was born in Eustis, FL the daughter of the  late Mary (Bush) and Joe Causey. She was employed as an electronics assembler.

Caroline leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Vicki  Simmons of Deltona, Kimberly Owens of Orlando; three sisters, Ann Harris of Kissimmee, Lee Campbell of Palatka, Pat Buchanan of Orlando; two brothers, Gordon Causey of North Carolina, Buddy Causey of Bushnell; 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren


The family will be receiving friends from 12:30 until 1:30 pm followed by the funeral service on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Aaron Robertson officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Laurette L. Langton

Laurette L. Langton, age 71, of Orlando passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  She was born in Trinidad the daughter  of the late Leila (Evangelist) and Bruno  Rochard and was employed as a US Postal  Clerk.

Laurette leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Michelle Langton and son Phillip Langton both  of Orlando; two sisters Noreen Simon Thomson, Ira Ali both of Trinidad; and 3 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10:00 am followed by the mass at 11:00 am at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Tamara Ann Smoley

Tamara Ann Smoley, “Tami” to all who knew and loved her, peacefully left us surrounded by her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephew, in-laws, and loved ones on Sunday, the 25th of February, 2017.  She was employed as a hospice nurse for over 40 years in Central Florida.  Tami’s certainty for a better future fueled her courageous battles against her myriad health conditions and were an inspiration to all.  

Tami ended this earthly journey to join her parents, John and Jeannine Smoley and nephew Dean New at Florida Hospital Celebration.

Tami is survived by her loving sisters and brothers Kim Peaslee of Glendale, AZ, John Smoley of St. Cloud, FL, Valjean New of Orlando, FL, Michael Smoley of Ocoee, FL; her 11 nieces and nephews.

When her health allowed, she was a supporter and participant in the monthly Lord’s Lunch program provided by Ocoee United Methodist Church at the Christian Service Center.  She prepared her signature meals for those in need.  Continuing her passion to erase hunger for children and their families, Tami also supported the New Day Program that stocks a food pantry in local schools in low income neighborhoods enabling schools to send home food for families in children’s backpacks. 

Tami’s celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday March 4, 2017 at Ocoee Oaks United Methodist 201 Clarke Road, Ocoee, FL 34751

In lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made to the New Day Project that provides a food pantry at local schools for children in need.  www.newdayproject.org


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Noël Maxwell Barnett

Noël Maxwell Barnett passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving husband and children on Saturday, the 25th of February, 2017.  She transitioned into glory at the age of 68 and is with her Lord and Savior.  Noël fought valiantly against leukemia and her courage and spirituality were an inspiration to all.

Noël was predeceased by her parents, Muriel and Bud Maxwell, and her brother Fred Maxwell. 

She is survived by her adoring husband of 44 years, William B. Barnett; and her children, Pamela Barnett of Philadelphia, PA, Jennifer Seminara of Casselberry, FL, Rebecca Barnett of Atlanta, GA, Molly Barnett of Orlando, FL, Bradford Barnett of Orlando, FL; her 7 grandchildren; and her sister Sande Maxwell of Lorane, OR.

She was an active member of Grace Church Orlando.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to  "Grace Church Orlando" with a note in the memo section "Pastoral Care-Noel". 

Grace Church Orlando:
2828 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804

Noel's memorial service will be held Friday, March 3, at 4:00 PM at Orangewood Presbyterian Church, reception to follow in Parish Hall. 

Orangewood Presbyterian Church:
1300 Maitland Blvd.
Maitland, FL 32751

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Oma Devi Persaud

Oma Devi Persaud, age 59, of Ocoee, FL passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.  Oma was born in Georgetown, Guyana, the daughter of the late Sheila (Singh) and Thakur  Persaud and was employed as a seamstress.

Oma leaves to cherish her memory, two sons Wayne Bacchus of Ocoee,  Gavin Lall of Orlando; five sisters, Kathleen Narine, Murth Geer, Etsy Salickram, Yvonne Sataur,  all of Guyana, Monica Algu, of Tampa; three brothers, Rohan Persaud, Rohit Persaud both of Guyana; Robby Persaud of Tampa and 4 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 9:00 pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017 with a traditional Hindu service from 8:00 until 11:00 am on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home with PT. Sri Krishna Maharaj (Priest) officiating.  Interment will follow at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Brijaram Nanda

Brijaram Nanda, age 85, of Saint Cloud, FL passed away Tuesday, February 7th,2017 at Plantation Bay Skilled Nursing Facility, St. Cloud. He was born in Crabwood Creek, Guyana, the son of Anant and Ramdularie  Nanda and was employed as an agricultural farmer.  

Brijaram  is predeceased by his brother and sister Jaipaul Nand (2010), Dywantie Ramoutar (2013), and leaves to cherish his memory wife Lachmin  (Ramjahan) Nanda of St. Cloud;  daughterLovelin Persaud of New York; four sons Lakhram Nanda of New York, Radesh Nanda of St. Cloud,  Vishnu Nandu of Guyana,  Karan Nanda of New York; two brothers, Baijay Anant, of St. Cloud, Satick Anant of Orlando; and 4 grandchildren. 

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm and Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm followed by interment at Metro Crematory in Ocoee with Pandit Anjanie Pedraza officiating.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Elaine Holysz

Elaine Holysz, 88 years old, of Minneola, Florida passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  She was born on March 26, 1928 in Chicago, Il to Edward and Anna Grandowski.

Elaine was married for 60 years to Edwin Holysz until his passing in 2011.  She was a resident in the Orlando area since 1971 where she worked as a photo technician and a realtor.

Elaine’s memory will be cherished by her brother: Edward and his wife Virginia, sister: Ann and her husband Mick, children: Ann and her husband Mark, John and his wife Kendall, and Thomas, grandchildren: Steven, Neil, Kristin and Kyle, great grandchildren: Myles and Olivia, nieces: Anita, Teri, nephews: Gary and Carter with his wife Monica.  The family wishes to extend our thanks to all the support and care from Cornerstone Hospice and Health Central Park.


The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 720 12th Street, Clermont, Fl.  on Saturday, February 4th, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Elaine’s name to Cornerstone Hospice https://web.cshospice.org/foundation/giving/

Monday, January 30, 2017

Nahomie Bien-Aime

Nahomie Bien-Aime, age 31 of Kissimmee, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017. She was born in Port Au-Prince Haiti, the daughter of Saintano and Viliame (Seide) Bien-Aime and was employed as a security officer.

Nahomie leaves to cherish her memory along with her parents, sons Joel and Jerrel both of Orlando; brothers Shadrack Bien-Aime of Orlando and Samuel Bien-Aime of Haiti.  

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am at Eglise Baptiste Haitienne Philadelphie  Church located  at 800 N. Pine Hills Road in Orlando followed by interment at Greenwood Cemetery on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

Barbara Ann Fischer

Barbara Ann Fischer, age 83, of Orlando, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at Brookdale Dr. Phillips Assisted Living in Orlando.  She was born in Benton Harbor, MI, the daughter of Eugene and Christine Tomlinson and was employed as a receptionist in the school system.

Barbara is predeceased by brother Eugene Tomlinson, Jr. and sister Marge Bruder and leaves to cherish her memory, son Greg Fischer of Orlando;  three sisters, Mary Lancaster of Grand Rapids, MI,  Peg Bisbo of St. Joe, MI,  Nancy Gaskins of Stevensville, MI; grandchildren Josh and Jalie both of Orlando

The family will be receiving friends from 5:30 until 7:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

David Jeffrey Moolchan

David Moolchan, age 74, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at Health Central, Ocoee.   He was born in San Fernando, Trinidad, and the son of the late Olga (Dennehy) Moolchan.  David was a retired master auto technician who enjoyed restoring antique vehicles in his spare time. He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church.

David leaves behind a wife Doreen (Ali) Moolchan of Orlando; children; Camille Moolchan, of Lake Mary, Hayden Moolchan of Lake Mary, Andy Beharry of Lake Mary, Alicia Loren Brevetti of Lake Mary, and step children, Maria Sukhu of Oviedo and Nicholas Lutchman Singh of Trinidad; grandchildren and step grandchildren; and brother Rawle Moolchan of Port St. Lucie.  A friend to all and loved by everyone who met him.

 The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando, FL with Father Leo Hodges officiating.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Aura R. Nieves

Aura R. Nieves, age 69, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Dolores, Nicaragua, the daughter of the late Mercedes (Urbina)  and Elidoro  Varga and was employed at a theme park. 

Aura leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters, Aura C Mejia,  Consuelo Mejia, Heydi Mejia all of Orlando;  son Bayardo J Mejia of Nicaragua; sister Luisa Urbina of Nicaragua; 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

The family will be receiving friends from 9:00 until 10:00 am, followed by funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, January 27, 2017.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

William Raymond Rice

William Raymond Rice, age 82, of Orlando, passed away Monday, January 23rd, at Florida Hospital East.   He was born in Metz, West Virginia, the son of the late Hazel Arizona (Floyd)  and Lawrence Victor Rice.  William retired from the United Sates Air Force.  

He leaves to cherish his memory, wife Shirley (Brock) Rice of Orlando; daughter Jean Shagena of Longwood;  sister Freda Whitfield of Narcoosee; 2 grandchildren April Stokes and Nicholas Shagena both of Longwood; 2 great-grandchildren Harley Brianne and Kodie Ray Miller both of Longwood.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 5:00 until 7:30 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm also at the funeral home with Rev. Laurence Baucom officiating.  Interment will follow at Ocoee Cemetery.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Pamela K. Singh

Pamela K. Singh, age 59, of Concord, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at her sisters home in Orlando.  She was born in Georgetown, Guyana the daughter of Shivram and Rookmin (Ramnauth) Singh and was employed in banking.

Pamela leaves to cherish her memory, 5 sisters Gloria Persaud of Gotha, Jayantie Singh, Bhays Singh, Padma Singh and Selina Singh-Ally all of Orlando; 3 brothers P.N. Singh of North Carolina, Kamal Singh of Kissimmee, and Komal Singh of Minnesota.

Tradtional Hindu Services will be held from 6 until 9 pm on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 and Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 8:30 until 11:00 am, followed by interment at 12:00 pm at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Linda Barse May

Linda Barse May, age 71, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017.  She was born in Wellsville, New York the daughter of Lynn Allen and Olive Amadon and was a homemaker.

Linda leaves to cherish her memory, husband Walter May of Orlando; sons Jeffrey Barse of Aurora, CO, Christopher Barse and Tim May both of Orlando; daughters Jennifer Barse Ruth of Jacksonville, Diana May Melnyk of Orlando; brother Charles Allen of Avon, NY; sister Ruth of Corning, NY; and 6 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017  at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Fernando Ramos

Fernando Ramos, age 58, of Orlando passed away Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health in Orlando.   He was born in Manhattan, NY the son of Cecilia (Muniz) and Victor M. Ramos Sr.  Fernando served in the U.S. Marines and was employed as a security officer for Homeland Security.  

He leaves to cherish his memory, mother Cecilia Muniz Ramos; wife Maria   (Velazquez) Ramos of Orlando; son Fernando Duprey Ramos of Orlando; brother Victor Ramos of Orlando; three sisters, Anna C Ramos of Pennsylvania, Sotera Ramos of Manhattan, NY and  Maria Ramos of  Tampa. 

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9:30 am, followed by a 10:30 am Mass at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Leo Hodges officiating.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

George William O'Meara

George William O’Meara, 79 years old, of Ocoee, Florida passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Hospice of the Comforter Florida Hospital Connected Care in Altamonte Springs, Florida after a hard-fought, 16-month battle with leukemia.

George was born on October 6, 1937 to Thomas Thedford and Flora Hazel Smith O’Meara in Charleston, West Virginia. Soon after, his family moved to Orlando, Florida where George attended Howard Middle School and Edgewater High School. He went on to work full time at a dental company and later established his own business, Central Florida Dental Supply Company which he operated until two weeks up to his death, coordinating deliveries. George shared his hunting hobby with son, Todd and enjoyed weekends at hunting camps across Florida. He was also an avid gun collector and history buff. Along with his work and hobbies, it was spending time with his family that gave George the most joy.   

George will be fondly remembered by his wife: Jeanette, children: Todd and his wife Asa, Shannon and Sarah Jean, brother and sister-in law: Mike and Jean, and nieces and nephews. He is also grandfather to Mallory, Cornelia, Amanda, William and Eleanor. He will be greatly missed by both family and friends.

The family of George wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the nurses, doctors and staff at Florida Hospital South, Florida Cancer Specialist and FHCI Radiation Oncology who provided care and support. Special thanks to Jean O’Meara who accompanied George on all of his chemotherapy, radiation and blood transfusions appointments. We are forever grateful.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. Andrew Catholic Church at 10:00 AM with Father Leo Hodges officiating.