Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sean Matthew Hawes

Sean Matthew Hawes, 39, passed away at home on Tuesday May 22, 2018. Sean was born on November 21, 1978 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He moved with his family and graduated from Virgil Grissom High School, Huntsville AL. From there he went to and graduated from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Sean returned to Huntsville and subsequently graduated from The University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL., with a BSN degree. After graduation Sean worked at Huntsville Hospital in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit. Sean was also the author and director of implementation for the Huntsville Hospital Stroke Response Program. In 2011, Sean and his best friend, Jonathan Neveu, moved to Altamonte Springs. FL., to start a new chapter in their nursing careers. Sean continued to take masters courses that would lead to receiving an MSN degree and culminate in his receipt of a Doctorate in Nursing. The end goal being a University Teaching position and eventually a tenured Professorship. Sean was the First Grandchild on both sides of the family and was unconditionally loved by all those that met him. He was a unique individual that never said a cross word about anyone, treated everyone the way he wanted to be treated and gave his friendship without conditions or strings attached. A rare person, loving Son, brother, doting uncle, cousin. nephew, teacher and a wonderful human being.

Sean is survived by his father, Samuel R Hawes Jr, mother Jacquelyn M Hawes, Sister Erin (Imran), nephew Aidan, niece Ayla, uncles Donnie, Joe (Cindy), John Curtis (Cindy), aunts Mary (Gary), Lou Ann (Jimmy), Brenda (David), Annette (Bruce), numerous cousins, co-workers and his very best friend Jonathan Neveu and brother Nick.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N Kirkman Rd., Orlando, 32811, 407-578-7720. Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday May 26th and will begin with a Visitation from 10:30 to 11:00 with a service to follow at 11:00. All are welcome to attend this Celebration of Sean’s Life. Additional details will be available on Saturday. In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of Sean.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Malinda Houston

Malinda Houston, age 63, of Winter Garden, FL passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Southlake Hospital, in Clermont.  She was born in Susanville, CA the daughter of the late Lola (Marler)  and James  Jackson.    Malinda was employed as an auto auction supervisor and was a member of Temple Free Will Baptist Church in Winter Garden.

Malinda leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Glen Pennington Jr., of Eustis, Philip Pennington of Winter Garden,  Mitchell Pennington of Umatilla; and 3 grandchildren, Gavin and Sara Pennington and Dakota Kreiter.

The family will be receiving friends at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Temple Free Will Baptist Church in Winter Garden with Pastor Jeff Shaver officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Robin Debnath

Robin Debnath, age 41, of Kissimmee, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  Robin was born in London U.K.  He grew up in London and later moved to Saudi Arabia with his parents in 1982, and to Virginia in 1990. Eventually Robin and his family moved to Richmond, Indiana and he graduated from Richmond High School in 1996. He studied in Indiana University, Bloomington.

Robin was an entrepreneur from an early age. He opened his first restaurant business in West Palm Beach, Florida as cooking was one of his passions. Later, he started a nutritional supplement manufacturing business and most recently, he opened  the "America's Escape Game" in Orlando, Florida, in 2017 to fulfill his ultimate passion in the entertainment industry. He had a vision to take this gaming business to the next level by adding virtual reality and augmented reality and he was working on it. Unfortunately he was unable to see the materialization..

Robin left behind to cherish his memory, parents Leela (Rani) and Dr. Subodh C. Debnath of Kissimmee, FL and sister Anita Dholakia and brother-in-law Utpal Dholakia of Houston, TX.

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, May 21st, 2018 from 9:00 until 10:30 am.  Traditional Hindu service will follow visitation until 11:30 am at Dobbs Funeral  Home.  Interment will be at Metro Crematory in Ocoee, FL.

Robin's shradhya (prayer service) will be held on  Saturday May 26th, 2018 at 11:00 am in, Maa Durga Sri Sai Baba Temple, Address: 11414 South Apopka Vine Land Road, Orlando, Fl 32836

Another prayer service for Robin (Antim Sankskar Path Ka Bhog) will be held on Sunday,  June 3rd 2018 between 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, followed by Langar in Gurdwara Nankasar, 2840 North Hoagland Blvd, Kissimmee, Fl 34741

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Jose Freddie Cruz

Jose Freddie Cruz, age 77, of Orlando, passed away Monday, May 14th, 2018 at Florida Hospital East Orlando.   Jose was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico,  the  son of the late Epifania (Hernandez)  and Juan  Cruz and was employed as a grocer.  He was a member and deacon of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando.

Jose leaves to cherish his memory, wife Dulce (Marte') Cruz of Orlando; four sons Jose Cruz, Jr., of East Patchogue, NY,  Freddie Omar Cruz of Holbrook, NY,  Alexander Cruz of Kissimme, FL, Robert Cruz, of Eustis, FL; step daughter Marte Ivelisse Salcedo of Orlando, FL; step son Felix Marte of New York, NY. ;sister Maria Soto of New York, NY;  19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

 The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm.  The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 16th at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando, FL  with Bishop Noonan officiating.  Interment will take place at Bohemia Union Cemetery in Bohemia, New York.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Bradley Murray Jackson

Family and friends, we are here today to celebrate the life of Bradley Murray Jackson.  Born in Morristown, New Jersey, on December 2nd 1951 to the late Harvey and Jeanette Jackson.  Bradley was the fifth of their six children and their youngest male child.  He grew-up and was educated in Morristown where he graduated from Morristown High School in June 1970.

Upon completing high school, Bradley joined the United States Army, where he served his country for nine years.  During his tour-of-duty he was stationed in Germany for an extended period and traveled to other ports of the United States as a member of the Armed Services.  While serving in the Army he met and married Sarah Dozier on March 17, 1977.  Bradley and Sarah remained together until her passing on October 17th, 2014.

Bradley worked for and retired from Manheim Auto Auction where he held several positions.  Always full of life and energy, he found the perfect post-retirement job, that allowed him to work with children.  He became a Crossing Guard for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.  While working there he met Rita Gustave with home he formed a new loving relationship.

Bradley was passionate and proud of his new job.  He had always loved children and guiding them safely across the busy intersections was a source of joy and pride for him.  It gave him the perfect opportunity to interact in a positive protective way with the kids who were entrusted to him.  He was also a loving brother, cousin, uncle, great-uncle and honorary uncle to the children in his own family and the family of friends and acquaintances.  They all loved being with and around him.  They looked forward to being tickled or teased or even going fishing or running errands with him.  He was fun and playful but also a staunch believer in teaching and guiding them in how to be respectful and behave properly.

Bradley will be remembered as an avid Fisherman.  He always shared his catch with family and friends, being considerate enough to clean the fish first.  He is also famous for his bear hugs and would say things that made you laugh out loud while he maintained a straight face.

He was a faithful member of CrossPointe Foursquare Church in Orlando, where he was the head Deacon.  He served the church family lending his time to helping others as needed.  He was an amazingly loving, and caring person.  While his passing will leave a tremendous void in us all, we are blessed with many precious memories.

On the morning of Saturday, April 28th, 2018, with his family and friends at his side, God called Bradley home to be with Him.  We will all miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his father Harvey Jackson; mother Jeanette Moorer; wife Sarah; sisters Marilyn and Sarah, brother Curtis and brother-in-law James Walker.

He leaves to celebrate his life: Brother Harvey Jackson (Laura); Sister Blanche Paylor (Forrest), Sister Regina Williams; (Hiawatha) Sister In Law Shirley Jackson and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, May  4th, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Dobbs  Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 3:00 pm at CrossPointe Foursquare Church, located at 1180 Woodsmere Avenue, Orlando 32839., with Bishop Larry Parks officiating.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Louvenia Barbara Shaw

Louvenia Barbara Shaw, age 82, was born in Umatilla, Florida the daughter of Bobby Holsey and Priscilla Brown.  She was an only child and was raised by her aunt Hattie Holsey in Umatilla, after the passing of her beloved mother at the age of 2.

Louvenia was the mother of seven children, Leonard Holsey, George Shaw Jr., Alvin Shaw, Timothy Shaw, Mary Shaw, Bernita Shaw and Sheila Henderson.  Even though early in her life she lost her three boys Alvin, Timothy and George Jr., and her daughters Mary and Bernita due to tragedy, unforeseen accidents and suffered many medical setbacks, she always held on to her faith in God and He showed himself mighty in her life.

Louvenia "Nanny" as we call her, loved to bake and would often make "goodies" for the family to enjoy.  She was a great cook and Thanksgiving was one of her favorite holidays.  She loved to gather the family and see all her children and grandchildren together in fellowship.

The Lord in His infinite wisdom deemed it timely to call our beloved Louvenia "Nanny" to her eternal resting place in a quiet and peaceful way on April 19, 2018.

Louvenia leaves to cherish her memory, son Leonard Holsey Sr.; daughter Sheila Henderson; grandchildren Byron Shaw, Nikita Holsey, Joseph Fudge Jr., Leon Holsey, Jr., Nashard Geather, Markice Shaw, Gloria Shaw, Timothy Holsey, Jasmine Powell, Amber Powell; great grandchildren Kiera Fudge, Byron Shaw Jr., Dolante Shaw, Dovante Shaw, Dessiah Holsey, Lauren Henderson, Teigan Holsey and other relatives and friends.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at El Bethel Temple @ Orlando from 10:00 am until 11:00 am followed by the funeral service with Pastor Edward Thomas Sr., officiating.  Interment will follow the 11:00 am service at Washington Park Cemetery.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Louise C. Smith

Louise C. Smith, age 92, of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at Terra Vista Rehab & Health Center in Orlando.  She was born in Philadelphia, PA. and was employed as a hostess in the hospitality field.  Louise was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Louise leaves to cherish her memory, grandson Jeremy Smith of Apopka.  The funeral mass will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:00 am. with Father Leo Hodges officiating.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

William Duane "Billy" Scott

William Duane "Billy" Scott, age 53, of Orlando, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  A lifelong resident of Orlando he was the son of John Bogue Scott, Jr, and Bonnie Sue Hackworth Scott.   He graduated from Maynard Evans High School in Orlando (Class of 1982).  After high school he married his childhood sweetheart Cindy Huth, but they divorced some time after his accident.  

Billy worked for the Operating Engineers, and later at Fred's Crane Service.  It was while working there, that he fell and broke his back, which left him a paraplegic and having to use a wheelchair the rest of his life.    Billy was always a very good mechanic, and loved his Harley Davidson  Motorcycles, as well as his cars.  He would help anyone he could with fixing their cars or motorcycles.   His mechanical aptitude dates back to when he was in high school where he had a Camaro, and then he built his 4 wheel drive pick-up both were his pride and joy.  His first Harley he got was after he was in a wheelchair, it came home and was a true basket case, as that is how he  brought it home.  He built it to where he could hand crank the motor and then proceeded with help of his dad to engineer the shifter to be able to ride it.  He won several awards for his bikes over the years.

Billy was preceded in death by both of his parents, a nephew Andrew Lee Scott, and step-father James Edward King.   Billy leaves to cherish his memory, brother Michael Scott (Lynn Waters-Scott) of Liberty, IL of Liberty, IL, Brother John B. Scott, III (Sandy Scott)  of West Branch, MI, a step-mother Debra Scott of Orlando, FL, and a nephew Jonathan Scott of Liberty, IL. , along with other relatives and friends.  

Monday, April 16, 2018

Mildred Eleanor Kasper

Mildred Eleanor Kasper, age 89, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2017.  She was born in Orlando, the daughter of Albert and Lilly (Durrenberger) Kasper and was employed as a medical transcriptionist.  

Mildred leaves to cherish her memory, nephews Gary Kasper of Summerfield, Russell Kasper of Sorrento; sister-in-law Ann Kasper of Orlando; great niece and nephews Cortney Gallo of Chicago, W. Alan Kasper of Huntsville, and Christopher C. Kasper of New York, NY.

The family  will be receiving friends from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church located at 500 NE 16th Avenue in Gainesville.  The mass will follow the visitation at 12:00 pm.   Interment will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Joshua Derrick Brown

Joshua Derrick Brown, age 29, of Leesburg, FL passed away Friday, March 30th, 2018.  He was was born in Camden, NJ, the son of Lesa (Brown)  and Derrick McKenney.  Joshua was employed as a cook and was a member of First Baptist Church of Orlando.   

Joshua leaves to cherish his memory, parents Lesa Brown and Derrick McKenney both of Camden, NJ; sisters Derika Brown of Orlando, Maggie Brown of Leesburg, Iesha Carter of Mt. Clemens, MI;  brother Norman Carter of Camden, NJ; two grandmothers Josephine Kirkpatrick and Carol Bradnor; three nephews Shamar, Eric Jr. and Wali Jr; three nieces Eriasia, Alana, and Erial and dear friends; he also shared a special relationship with Chasity.

The family will be receiving friends at First Baptist Church of Orlando in the Marie Williams Chapel on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:00 until 11:00 am.  The funeral service will follow visitation with Dr. David Uth and Pastor Jeff Thompson officiating.


Randolph Joel Willis

Randolph Joel Willis, age 56, of Orlando,  passed away Wednesday, March 7th, 2018.  He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late Constance (Poppe)  and Carol  Willis. Randolph served and was employed in construction battalion in the US Navy.  

Randolph is predeceased by his brother Steven Willis (Dec. 2008) and leaves to cherish his memory wife Elizabeth Strouse and son Tiem Strouse, both of Orlando.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Arthur Harry Truesdell, Jr.

Arthur Harry Truesdell, Jr., age 53, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, April 7th,  2018.    He was born in Lynwood,  Los Angeles, CA, the son  of Arthur H. Truesdell, Sr., of Reno, NV and the late Glenda Gay (Bromley).  He was employed as a financial development director.

Arthur leaves to cherish his memory, wife Bobbie (Dugger) Truesdell of Orlando; son Theodore Truesdell of Portland, Or;   sister, Vicki (Mike) Smith, of Reno, NV; two brothers, Christopher (Kerri) Truesdell and  Patrick (Theresa) Truesdell, both of Oregon.  

The family will be receiving friends from 5:30 until 7:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 7:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Liane Elizabeth VanAken

Liane Elizabeth VanAken, 50, of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, March 27th, 2018.   She was born in Hastings On the Hudson, NY, the daughter  of the late Diane (Daley)  and Vito Pisani.  

She was a homemaker and leaves to cherish her memory, son Ryan VanAken of Orlando.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Moti Hiranand Gidwani

Moti Hiranand Gidwani, age 80, of Orlando, passed away Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at VITAS Hospice in Winter Garden,  FL.  He was born in Hyderabad, British India, the son  of the late Mhini (Laxmi)  and Hiranand  Gidwani.  Moti was employed as a retail business owner.

Moti leaves to cherish his memory, two sons Raja Gidwani of Mirimar, FL, Jai Gidwani of Orlando; daughter-in-law Monali Gidwani also of Mirimar; two brothers, Gope Gidwani of Boston, Gulab Gidwani of New Jersey; and  2 grandchildren Sonia and Sahil Gidwan both of Mirimar.

The funeral service will be held 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by interment at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Alversa "Dale" Williams

Alversa “Dale”  Williams was born in East ST Louis IL, on January 9, 1934. She entered Heaven’s gates on Monday, March 26, 2018.  She lived in Flint, Michigan most of her adult life. Alversa relocated to Orlando, FL  in 2012 to live with her children.

A loving mother, sister, grandmother and aunt.  Alversa  favorite hobby was BINGO and enjoyed family gatherings.  Alversa ( Mom ) was also a sports fan and enjoyed watching on TV football with her grandson and son. She also, loved watch Judge Judy and cooking channels.  Her favorite musical shows were the ( Spanish and Mexican ) channels. She loved to watch them dance and sing, most of all she loved the vibrate colors and their language. although, she didn't understand the language somehow she had a love and passion for all mankind.  "LOVE" her universal language.  She  loved to feed the ducks, birds, dogs. She made sure everyone had something to eat.  Alversa's favorite singer was ( Bruno Mars ).  She would turn the television set up as loud as it could go whenever, she would see him on TV.  

Alversa Williams had an unwavering faith in God. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Orlando FL.  She loved the church choir and was also a powerful praying woman. She taught us all about the power of prayer and lead our family to JESUS.    One of her favorite quotes  " if you're worrying, you're not praying enough "    &    " God Got Us ".

Alversa was predeceased by her loving husband , Marion Williams. She was also predeceased by her Son Patrick Williams, sister Virgie Mayhorn, Mother Charity Mayhorn, father Willie Ed Mayhorn, brother Walter Mayhorn, Brother, Wille Ed Mayhorn.  Alversa is survived by her son Ernest Williams and daughter Alrena Dale, She is also survived by sister Thelma Watson of Flint, Michigan and niece Regina Watson Ypsilanti, Michigan, Nephew Rodney Watson and family, Rhode Island, Timothy Watson South Field Michigan.  She is also survived by grandchildren, David K. Berry JR. Christian Williams, Cornice Bailey, adopted grandson's Zack and Terrell Amos, Watson grandchildren, close friends Geraldine Anderson and family, Annette, Faye and Betty Amos. many family and friends of Flint, Michigan.  

The family gives them and everyone else who cared for Alversa their greatest gratitude.  A memorial  service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at Dobbs Funeral Home 430 N. Kirkman Rd. Orlando, Florida 32811.

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Andrew Malachy Healy

Andrew Malachy Healy, age 87, of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018. He was born in Streator, Illinois, the son of the late Ursula Senninger and Andrew Healy.  Andrew served in the United States Army, was a founder of Senninger Irrigation, Inc. and a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando. 

Andrew is preceded in death by his wife Ruth Ann Healy and by his brother Alfred Healy. He is survived by his five children; Susan (Javie) Torregrosa of Sanford;  Patty (Ryan) Alkire of Winter Garden; Brian (Robyn) Healy of Orlando, David (Nicole) Healy of Oakland, and Mark (Nickie) Healy of Ann Arbor, MI. He was blessed with nine grandchildren. Andrew is also survived by his sister Mary Dana of Cape Coral and his brother Mark Healy, of Orlando. Andrew was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 23, at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Gabrielle Pluviose

Gabrielle Pluviose, age 70, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.  She was born in Borgne, Haiti,  the daughter of the late Ann Marie (Louis) Pierre and Arsen  Augustine.  Gabrielle was employed in customer service for a travel agency and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando.

Gabrielle is preceded in death by her sister Jacquelyn Bertrand (December 2012) and leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Darlene Coleman of Apopka;  son Ernest Pluviose of Orlando;  four sisters, Ketsia Dorce of Long Island, Paula Aristides of Atlanta,  Anna Dorce-Leon of Kissimmee,  Betty Jean Dorce-Exume of Atlanta; brother Ronald Augustine of Atlanta;  grandchildren Stephen Coleman and Paris Coleman, both of Apopka.

A memorial mass will be held  at 10:30 AM on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando, FL  with Father Ed McCarthy officiating.  Interment will follow the mass at Greenwood Cemetery.  

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

William Bill Barnett

To know him was to love him. William Bill Barnett (aka Bill Bill) died on Sunday, February 25th, after a brief illness, surrounded by the big, boisterous, loving family that he and his wife Noel Barnett created.  He died exactly one year to the day that he lost the love of his life, Noey.

Bill was known as a loyal Gator, with season tickets on the 50 yard line and a car horn that played the UF fight song in the 1980s. He always loved the University of Florida where he earned a B.A. in English and a J.D. He never forgot how to recite the preface to the Canterbury Tales and loved quoting Andrew Marvell’s carpe diem love poem: “though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run.”

He grew up in Hallandale, Florida and and went to South Broward High School. He was State Master Councilor of the DeMolay for the State of Florida and a Mason. Bill was a charismatic trial attorney, a rational legal mind and an empathetic guide to clients in his criminal defense and family law practice. He was a “LITIGATOR” who was a member of the Florida Bar for 50 years, leading the firm Barnett & Barclay and then joining Weiss, Grunor, Barclay & Barnett before his retirement in 2017. The family called him “the walking encyclopedia” and he was the “go to” man for advice on everything from marriage and child-rearing to the best historic and romantic Tuscan towns to visit. 

Bill and Noel lived their life to the fullest, travelling to places like South Africa, Thailand and Ireland. His five surviving children- Pamela Barnett of Philadelphia, Jennifer Seminara of Casselberry, Rebecca Barnett of Atlanta, Molly Barnett of Orlando and Brad Barnett of Orlando-- cherish memories of “Donuts in the Dark” (a 3am run to Mister Donut on 17-92), train rides to the Sanford Zoo, reggae concerts with Pato Banton, countless Florida Gator games, and family dinners at a table seating over 20 at a time, with family members and often dear friends who became family. His sons in law and daughter in law -- Jeff Hornstein, Joseph Seminara and Ashley Barnett--always felt they lucked out in joining his family. He was a big man who lived large and loved large.  He adored his many grandchildren and he and Noel made Christmas magical every year for: Jimmy, Paulina and Angie Seminara, Ruby and Elliott Albert and Max and Daphne Barnett. He is also survived by his sisters and their husbands, Janie and Ray Caragher and Gale and Harry Kappes in Plantation, FL. 

Bill and Noel were united by their deep faith and were active members of Grace Church. They gave generously to a variety of charitable organizations, always grateful for their blessings.

“To another perfect day!”

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The funeral will be held on Saturday, March 10th at 10am at Grace Church Orlando, 2300 Pembrook Drive, Orlando, FL 32810., with Pastor Mike Adkins, officiating.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Burton Nathanial Bibbs

Burton Nathanial Bibbs, age 68, of Orlando, passed away Monday, February 12th, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health.  He was born in Millville, NJ on April 8, 1949, the son of the late Annie Louise (Pennington)  and John Wesley Bibbs.  Burton served in the US Army and was employed as a mechanic.  

He was very proud to be the only heavy machinery mechanic at Mabey Bridge and Shore where he worked from 1993 until he retired in 2011.  After his retirement he started his own janitoral services with Vangard.

Burton leaves to cherish his memory, daughter Sophia Fields, of Orlando; brothers Charles and William Thomas Bibbs; sisters Marie and Hastie Bibbs; niece Lena Bibbs; and grandchildren Kamryn Fields, Anica , Alivia, Kourtney and Aubrie Roper.

A memorial service will be held from  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL .

Friday, February 16, 2018

Shirley F. Lloyd

Shirley F. Lloyd, age 82 of Apopka, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 with her loved ones by her side.  She was born in Alexandria, Alabama, the daughter of Carlton and Margie (Voss) Fincher and was employed as a hospital and nursing home CNA.

Shirley leaves to cherish  her memory, daughter Diane Soelter; son Tommy Lloyd and wife Janice; 9 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  To know her is to love her, she was mother and grandmother to so many more.

The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 until 8:00 pm on Monday, February 19, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at West Orange Park Community Church with Pastor Wayne Howell officiating.  Interment will be at Orlando Memorial Gardens.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Harold James Neil, Sr.

Harold James Neil, Sr. born in Detroit, Michigan August 24th, 1937 to William and Margret, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in Deltona, Florida, surrounded by loved ones.

He was quick witted with a generous spirit and jovial attitude. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Frances Marie Neil; six son’s and three daughters; Jim (Big Jim), Butch (Harold Jr.), Chuck, Jim, William, Shawn, Linda, Paula, Dawn; 34 grandkids; one brother Donald and many extended family and friends.

Enlisted in the Army in 1956 and obtained his GED while he was in the United States Army.  Reaching the rank of Specialist 3rd Class, in the 68th Company of the 4th Chemical Battalion, stationed in New York and served two of his six years of service in Germany.

Harold lived his life as an avid musician traveling with the Hal James V and the Parliaments, an avid baker taking after his father, a coach for many, many years of little league baseball in Romulus, Michigan,  a member of the Citizens on Patrol for Volusia County, FL, worked for the City of Deltona; and worked many years as security with in the mall in Seminole County, and a huge sports fan of all Detroit Teams.

His memories, guidance, understanding and willingness to give will be lived on by all that he has touched.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Nathaniel Bartee

Nathaniel (Nat) Bartee, age 82 of Orlando , passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018.  He was born to Joe Bartee and Minnie Spencer Bartee, on August 4, 1933, in Quitman, Georgia.  He married Lucille Phillips Bartee in 1955, and later relocated to Orlando, Florida in 1970 where they remained.

Nathaniel was a dump truck driver and mechanic for many years until he was injured and was no longer able to work.

Nathaniel was preceded in death by both parents, wife, Lucille P. Bartee, daughter, Margaret Bartee, sister, Maxine Bartee, and granddaughter, Terrica Anderson.

He leaves to mourn four sons: Jerry Bartee, Charles Bartee, Howard Bartee (Regina), and Vincent Bartee (Diane), six daughters: Bonnie Dawkins, Sheila Bartee Lyons (Ronald), Dorothy Wynn (Lamar), Brenda Campbell (Ezekiel), Anna Bartee, and Bridgett Cannon (Arthur). He also leaves to cherish his memory 30 grandchildren, 40+ great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends. His family, friends and neighbors will remember him as a quick-witted man with a love for people and animals.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at The Church of Power Praise & Deliverance, located at 701 W. South Street, Orlando with Pastor Willie Chambliss officiating.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wayne Charles Nichols

Wayne Charles Nichols, age 53, of Ocoee, FL passed away Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at Hospice of the Comforter, in Altamonte Springs.  He was born in  Columbia, SC, the  son of the late Nora May (Goozey)  and William Robert Nichols and was employed as a restaurant manager.

Wayne leaves to cherish his memory, wife Carol  Simmons Kelly of Ocoee; daughter Shannon Brown (Ryan) of Blue Springs, MO; daughter Caitlan Nichols of Ocoee; brothers Richard Nichols (Chris) of Kissimmee, Paul Nichols (Dawn) of Clermont and one grandchild Delaney Brown of Blue Springs, MO.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10:00 until 11:00 am at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am with Pastor Brad Blyth officiating.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Katelyn Ann Pearce

Katelyn Ann Pearce, age 16, of Kissimmee, passed away Tuesday, January 30th,  2018 at Florida Hospital Celebration.  Katelyn was born in Chickasha, OK the daughter of Helen (Tate) and Matthew Pearce.   She was a student and a member of First Baptist Church of Orlando.

Katelyn leaves to cherish her memory,parents Matthew and Helen Pearce; two sisters Alexis Pearce, Briella Pearce, three brothers Connor Pearce, Malachi Pearce, Asher Pearce all of Celebration; paternal grandparents Allen & Renee Pearce; maternal grandparents Wilfred & Glatha Tate  all of Chickasha, OK.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in the Henry Chapel at First Baptist Church Orlando  with Dr. David Uth officiating.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Genoveva Olivera

Genoveva Olivera,  age 74, of Orlando, passed away Monday, February 5th, 2018 at  her daughters home in St. Cloud.   She was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Maria Rios (Velez)  and Manuel Viruet Torres and was a homemaker.

Genoveva leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Beatriz Cosme Burgos (Victor), Iris Olivera; two sons Luis Olivera (Marivel), Rafeal Arguelles; grandchildren Priscilla, Luis, Emmanuel; great grandchildren Ramona, Dolores, MaryJane, Miguell, Enrque, Filipe, Fermin, Elson, Wilson, Modesto, Juan Luis, Luis.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando,  The funeral service will be held 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at the funeral home with Deacon Larry Herbert officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery.  

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Barbara Jean Neilson

Barbara Jean Neilson, age 91 was born in Clay County, West Virginia and went to. be with the Lord on January 27, 2018 after a short illness.  She was born in Clay County West Virginia and moved to Charleston WV in her teen years and graduated from Charleston High School.  She moved to Melbourne Florida in her 20s and became a resident of Orlando, Florida 30 years ago.
She is survived by her daughter Daphne Neilson from Orlando; granddaughter Peyton Neilson of Orlando,  nieces Nancy Carter of Charleston, West Virginia, Sandra Brandenburger of Denver, Colorado; great niece Kristy Campbell from Virginia and great great nephews Michael and Nick Campbell all of Charleston, West Virginia, great nieces Jennifer and Angela Brandendburger and great-great nephew Logan Brandendburger also from Denver, Colorado and her great great niece Brooke Campbell,  great-great-great niece Addilynn Campbell also of Charleston, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband John Neilson.

She was a long member of First Baptist Church Orlando where she attended regularly.  Her hobbies were shopping and her church activities. She also love basketball and was a faithful Orlando Magic fan.   Barbara was a faithful christian and spent her whole life loving the Lord and giving to others.  She spent most of her time and especially her last few weeks with her devoted and loyal friend who was a fellow Christian Delrene Newman who cared for her and was her angel on earth. 

Viewing will be Thursday,  February 1, 2018 at 1230 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home followed by the graveside service at Winter Garden Cemetery officiated by Pastor Bob Myers. Barbara was a beautiful person both inside and out and was loved by her church, family, and friends very much.  She constantly gave to her church and any members that needed her help as she spent her life giving and helping her family.

She truly was the epitome of living a Christian life and now is home in heaven with her Lord and Savior.  Barbara will be truly missed by everyone who loved her.  A special thanks to Gentry Park Assisted Care Facility  who made her last days comfortable and we'll taken care of along with hospice.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Todd Kary Walber

Todd Kary Walber, age 56, of Orlando , passed away Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health.  He was born in Sheboygan, WI  the son of Judith Ann Christoplis and Glenn Walber and was employed as a beverage broker.

Todd leaves to cherish his memory, parents Judith Ann and Glenn Walber of Richmond, TX; two daughters Whitney Volpe, Paige Walber,  son,Dustin Walber, all of Orlando; sister, Colette Barrett of Richmon, TX; and 4 grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 3:00 PM on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Hospice in Todd's name.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Joe Luby Mills, III

Joe Luby Mills, III, age 67, was born the youngest of four children to Joe Luby Mills, Jr. and Faustine Coleman Mills. "Joe Mills from Pine Hills", as he often called himself grew up on Pine Hills Rd, in Orlando and attended Mollie Ray Elementary and Maynard Evans High School from seventh to 12th grade.  He completed one year at Seminole Community College before enlisting in the Army in 1971.  Joe did his Basic Training at Ft. Benning, GA before shipping out to South Korea where he spent 13 months.  After receiving his Honorable Discharge in 1973, Joe joined the "family business" and became a Pipefitter/Welder.  He traveled all over the country with his trade, even living in Alaska for two years where he worked on commercial projects in and around Fairbanks.

Joe met Sarah in the summer of 1982 when he went to pick up Sarah's friend, Leah, for a date.  Leah wasn't ready yet, and Joe and Sarah enjoyed a friendly banter.  Three and a half years later, they were married on December 7, 1985.

Joe started Clermont Aluminum with his lifelong friend and business partner, Clarence Schaffer, in the early 1980's.

Joe and Sarah's first child, Micah, was born in December  of 1987.  There was nothing Joe loved more than being a dad. Jared followed soon after in 1989.  Wanting a more steady occupation with benefits for his family, Joe left Clermont Aluminum and began working for Walt Disney World as a natural gas tech at Reedy Creek Energy Services after Jared was born.  Emily and Jesse soon followed, and the family was complete.

Joe eventually retired from Disney and served as an organizer for the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union/Local 803 before taking the position of Director of Building Trades for the AFL-CIO on Disney property.  This was his last job before retiring.

Joe was very active in his church where he served as a deacon for several years and attended church visitation regularly.  He loved "knocking on doors" and telling people about Jesus.  Before being diagnosed with ALS in April 2015, Joe spent many hours every weekend helping with Clermont Central Church and Kirkman Community Church, two church plants of First Baptist Church of Central FL.

Joe passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 19, 2018 surrounded by family and friends.  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sarah; his children, Micah, Jared, Emily, and Jesse; his brother Bobby and his sister, Linda.  Preceding him in death are his parents and sister, Judy.

When entering Heaven and meeting his saviour, we're sure he heard, "Well done, good and faithful servant..."

The family will be receiving friends at Church at the Cross, located at 700 Good Homes Road in Orlando, from 2:00 until 3:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The family has stated that Joe's favorite color was red.  Feel free to wear red in Joe's honor.   Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.  

Donations in Joe's memory may be made to:
 Fisher House at James A. Haley VA Hospital
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612
Make checks payable to Fisher House


Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Ministry at: 

Bradford "Frank" Hadnot, Jr.

Age: 69
Born: in Birmingham Alabama on May 13, 1948 and passed away at Florida Hospital South Orlando on January 15, 2018.

Frank received his BS Degree at the University of Maryland.
He retired from DL Simmons Security Agency but continued to work part-time with ETS and substitute teaching with the Seminole County School Board.  Frank is predeceased by his parents, Dr. Bradford Hadnot Sr and Marylynn Hadnot                   

He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Donna M Hadnot, Casselberry FL. Also survived by his son Bradford Frank Hadnot III and wife Carrie from Joneseboro GA and daughter Tracy Dawn Vargas, from Jackson GA.  Stepchildren: Joshua Siniscalco and fiancee Romaine Fields, Orlando FL, Jeremy Siniscalco and Julie Siniscalco from Casselberry FL.
Sisters:. Pamela Hadnot TX and Mary Janice Springett NY
Sister-in-law Cathy Coyle Sanders, Brandon FL,  Jacqueline R Coyle, Orlando,  Brother-in-law Michael E Coyle, Orlando FL. Mother-in-law Mildred L Coyle, Casselberry FL.

Grandchildren:. Malakai Vargas, Anthony Toledo, Dylan Siniscalco, Ciara Lazo Also survived by aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial is being held at 1:00 pm on March 11, 2018 at Sleuths Dinner Theater located at 8267 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819.

Frank was the most friendly and loving man.  He made a big impact on many lives.  He will be greatly missed.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Allen Joseph Kaluzniak

It is with great sadness that the family of Allen Joseph Kaluzniak announces his sudden passing from a cardiac arrest on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.  Allen was born in New Jersey on August 15, 1969 and raised in Orlando and Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Allen enjoyed his Tampa Bay Buccaneers football, surfing, motorcycles, racing, and music. He was also a very kind person who loved and cared for animals.

Allen will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Victoria Setser of Kenmore, NY; his mother, Gundula Winter of Orlando, FL; his father and stepmother, Allen E. Kaluzniak and Donna Kaluzniak of Jacksonville Beach, FL; his aunts Barbara Downs of Port Richey, FL and Gabriela Palau of Bloomingdale, NJ, and cousins Holly Heywood and Tim Downs, and many friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Erika and Joseph Winter and Leo and Marie Kaluzniak and uncles Thomas Kaluzniak and Jonathan Winter.

Memorial donations in memory of Allen may be made to favorite local animal shelters.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Donna Elaine Starn

Donna Elaine Starn, age 82, of Orlando, FL passed away Sunday, January 7th, 2018.   She was born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Dorothy (Hammersly)  and Kenneth R. Fox and was employed as a nurse.  

Donna leaves to cherish her memory, husband Marvin Starn of Orlando;  three daughters Pamela Joan O'Connell, of West Islip, NY, Carole D. Duzich of Charlotte, NC;  Cyd Busko of Mount Dora, FL; four sons Richard Thomas Bratchie of Fredericksburg, VA, Kenneth Edward Bratchie of Clarksville, MD, David Wayne Bratchie of Eldersburg, MD, Harrison Eugene Bratchie of Monroe, NC;  and 11 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 3:00 until 4:30 pm, followed by the funeral service at 4:30 pm on Saturday, January 13th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Stephen Michael Goetz

Stephen Michael “Mike” Goetz, age 58, of Orlando, FL passed away Monday, January 8th, 2018 at Florida Hospital Orlando. He was born in Lansing, Michigan and raised in Orlando, Florida. He was born the son of Marcia Kay Goetz and John Goetz. Mike was self-employed as an IT Consultant.

Michael is predeceased by his mother Marcia Page Altshuler (2005) and maternal grandmother Gonda E. Wiley (2017) and leaves his father John Goetz of Birmingham, AL; two sons Michael Colby Goetz of Fredericksburg, VA, Zachary Alan Goetz, of Orlando; brother Patrick Goetz and (Charlene Lane), of Orlando; aunt Cheryl Yager  and (Jack Yager) of Orlando; uncle Stephen Page and (Kannika Page) of Orlando; cousin and close friend Rick Young of Longwood and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved friends.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, January 12th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Roy Nielson King

Roy Nielson King,  age 91, of Orlando, FL, passed away Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee,   He was born in Georgetown, Guyana  the son of the late Hilda G. (Bourne) and Collin C. King.  Roy was employed as a Ship Captain's Pilot and was a faithful member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando.

Roy is preceded in death by his wife Olga (2008); brothers Malcolm and Neville (201) and sister Evelyn (2017).  He leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Jacqueline A. (Bernard) Alleyna, of Toronto, Canada;  son Roy Anthony (Zamena) King, of Orlando; sister, Sheila L. King, of Georgetown, Guyana;  4 grandchildren - Ryan, Christopher, Lisa, Steven.

The family will be receiving friends  from 10:00 until 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 followed by the funeral mass at St. Andrew Catholic Church, located at 801 N. Hastings, Orlando with Father Leo Hodges, officiating.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Lois Mary Weiler

Lois Mary Weiler, age 81, of Orlando,  passed away Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health.  She was born in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of the late Evelyn Bernadine (Wilson)  and Clarence  Beck.  Lois was employed as an Executive Secretary in the hotel industry and was a member of St. Jude Maronite Catholic Church.

Lois leaves to cherish her memory, devoted husband of 61 years, Gordon Harold Weiler of Orlando;  daughter, Mary (Ken) A. Van Bogaert, of Truman, WI;  two sons Brian C. Weiler of Estill, SC; Matthew (Janna) G. Weiler, of Gainesville, FL; sister, Karen Baeslager, of Milwaukee, WI;  grandchildren Bret VanBogaert of Madison WI, Sidney E. Weiler of Austin , TX, Sam, Gus and Jack Weiler all of Gainesville, FL

The visitation will be held from 6:00 until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be held at 8:30 am on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Fr. John Giel officiating.  The church is located at 5125 S. Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando FL 32819.