Thursday, November 8, 2018

Roy Croft Brand



Roy Croft Brand passed away on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.  He was born in Lake Worth, Florida on December 13, 1936. He was the youngest of four children. He is survived by his two sisters Elizabeth Respess and Carolyn Smith as well as his son Roger Brand (Deirdre) and daughter Ashley VanDerMark (Skip) and seven grandchildren: Peter, Jack, Grace, and George Brand and Connor, Riley and Harper VanDerMark. He is preceded in death by his mother Odessa and older brother Joe.

Like many from his generation, Roy worked all his life and gave tirelessly of his time and resources to help others. His first job was delivering milk and then he had a paper delivery route. Even before he could drive, he parked cars for Harlan Blackburn (a member of the Cigar Mafia). While in high school he worked for George Stuart Office Supply, and at sixteen he became an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Boone High School in 1954 and elected to go into the Naval Reserve where he served honorably for eight years. He worked for Southern Bell as a lineman before attending Florida State University where he graduated with a degree in Accounting in 1962.

Roy was introduced to State Farm Insurance by Bill Gunter and started his own agency, which was his main occupation for 47 years. He was a pilot and one of the founders of the Orlando Aero Club at Herndon Airport. When he was 33, he dabbled in politics, by running for Orange County Commissioner. He was an active member and past President of the West Orlando Rotary Club where he was extremely involved. While in Rotary he built literally hundreds of wheelchair ramps for people in need. Rotary International honored him with the Paul Harris Fellow Award for his service. From the early 1980’s he maintained a contractor license helping many people build and renovate their homes as well as businesses. Roy’s passion was always in helping others so it should be no surprise that he was also a lifelong blood donor to the Central Florida Blood Bank, donating over 50 gallons. 

He seemed to be most fond of his service as a Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary State Trooper. Roy not only gave of his time and resources he also was a philanthropist and patron of the arts, donating countless dollars and hours to the Winter Park Playhouse, Orlando Opera, Orlando Ballet, Orlando Philharmonic and the Orlando Museum of Art.

Roy’s entire life demonstrated his love for people. He truly had a servant’s heart. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church Orlando, 3000 South John Young Parkway, in The Henry Chapel, Saturday, November 10th at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Cannonball Kids’ cancer Foundation, 
(www.cannonballkidscancer.org), a charity near and dear to his heart.





Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Sandi Feliciano


 October 17 1948 to October 14 2018


She was preceded in death by Parents Marvin and Flossie Clemons Orlando, and  Cousin Letha Domingues Beckley WV.

Remaining to mourn her are: Husband Lou Feliciano Orlando - Son - Just A Name ( David Hunsinger) LA Calif - Sister - Karen Hunter Bean Station, Tenn and - Sister Becky Ellis Apopka

She will be greatly missed by family and friends – We all love you Sandi may you rest in peace.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Cecille Elizabeth Jones Hall

Cecille Elizabeth Jones Hall (affectionately called Betty), was the 2nd of 4 children born to Harold and Clara Jones at Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica on September 13th, 1947. Cecille attended Whitfield Town All-Age School, North Street Seventh Day Adventist School and Tutorial College. As a child growing up Cecille had a passion and a love for nursing, and after graduating from Tutorial College in 1967 she received a Government Scholarship to East Surrey Hospital School of Nursing in London, England. Cecille was elated to stay the least. Prior to leaving for London, Cecille had a brief encounter with a dapper gentleman by the name of Dennis Hall, at the Registrar General Office (aka Record Office) in Spanish Town. She urgently needed to obtain a birth certificate to apply for her Passport to leave for London. Dennis was quite happy to expedite this request for this attractive young lady. It just so happens that the birth certificate was completed that same day around lunch time and Dennis invited her to lunch. She accepted, and after lunch went back home, while Dennis returned to work. Cecille obtained her Passport shortly thereafter and went to London. They stayed in contact over the next two years and became engaged by Proxy in 1968. In September of 1970, Cecille fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a Registered Nurse, and returned to Kingston, Jamaica. In December 1970, Dennis and Cecille got married. Cecille worked for a short time at the Nuthall Hospital in Kingston, then migrated to New York in late 1971. Dennis joined Cecille in August 1972. While in New York, she worked for Visiting Nurse Services and at South Nassau Community Hospital in Long Island where she was a Charge Nurse. As a Passionate Charge Nurse, she made it her way of life, and conducted several health seminars throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Another lifelong passion of Cecille from an early age was her commitment to her church and putting the Lord first. There wasn’t a scripture or gospel song she didn’t know. She took her love for the Lord seriously, and only missed church when she had to work. In 1973 Dennis and Cecille decided it was time to add to the family, and Cecille gave birth to her first daughter Lisa, and her second daughter Tenille followed in 1977. Dennis’s children from Jamaica, Sandra and Tony joined the family in 1978. She enjoyed being a mother and gave this new and expanded role her all, from sewing clothes, to cooking to shopping for her family, Cecille did it all with love and commitment, always putting God first and foremost in their lives. In 2002 the family relocated to Florida and Cecille worked for a couple of years, after which she went into retirement.

Cecille took being a grandmother to 3 beautiful girls as a gift from God, she instilled her class, grace and the love of the Lord in their lives.  After retiring Cecille joined her husband Dennis in Orange County Sheriff’s Office as a volunteer for the Citizens on Patrol Program. She enjoyed this new position of keeping her neighborhood of 254 homes safe with her husband (A program he started in Pine Hills), and after 10 years, Cecille had to retire from the Citizens on Patrol Program due to poor health. Cecille received numerous awards for her many devoted years of unselfish hospitality, commitment and service to her communities. Cecille lived the remainder of her life under doctor’s care and passed peacefully from this life on the evening of October 24th 2018 at her residence. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life.

Cecille is preceded in death by parents Harold and Clara, and sister Grace. She is survived by her loving husband Dennis, daughters, Lisa, Tenille, Step daughter Sandra, Step son Tony, son-in-law’s Prince, Garth, Matthew, granddaughters, Njani, Nyala, Nakari, sister – Yvonne, brother Easton, cousin Dorothy, and a whole host of family and friends.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

David Anthony Hawn


David Anthony Hawn died suddenly on September 3, 2018.  He was born on January 15, 1985 in Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Florida with his family in 1997.  David was a graduate of Dr. Phillips High School and Florida State University.  He was the beloved son of Steven and Cynthia Hawn and brother of Daniel and Christine.  He is survived by his immediate family, his much-loved grandmother, Patti “Tutu” Hawn, as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins too numerous to count.  He will be missed and never forgotten by all who loved him.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 20, at 1:00 PM at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 4950 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, www.feedhopenow.org where David volunteered.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Naraine Diaram

Naraine Diaram, age 72, of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health.   He was born in Georgetown, Guyana the son of the late Diaram and Deorattie and was employed as a security guard.

Naraine leaves to cherish his memory, wife Praimwattie Diaram of Orlando; three daughters, Sharda Millis of Orlando; Dhramdai Lall of Apopka; Vaidwattie Jagmohan of Orlando; two sons Rabindranauth Diaram of Ocoee,  Chatnarine Diaram of Ocoee;  sister Ramrattie Diaram of Queens, NY; two brothers Ramkumar Diaram of Long Island, NY, Krishna Diaram of Connecticut; and 11 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 9:00 pm on Monday, October 15th, 2018.  A Traditional Hindu service will be held from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL  with Pandit Raj officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Metro Crematory in Ocoee, Florida.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Austin Michael Kelley

Austin Michael Kelley,  age 20, of Orlando, passed away Friday, September 28th, 2018.He was born in Orlando, FL  the son of Deanna (Kelley) and the late Charles Seth Hartford and was employed as a retail clerk.

Austin is predeceased by his sister Hailey Adams (2007) and leaves to cherish his memory, mother Deanna Kelley; three sisters, Brittany Adams, Emily Adams, Savannah  Mayfield; two brothers, Stephen Kelley; Cori New; and maternal grandmother Barbara Sneathen all of Orlando; 

The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, followed by the funeral service at 7:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Brenda Sue Conrad

Brenda Sue Conrad, age 70, of Orlando,  passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018.  She was born in Orlando, the daughter of the late Willie (Farmer)  and Leo  Conrad.  Brenda was employed for over 30 plus years as a surgical technician at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She also loved ballroom dancing.

Brenda leaves to cherish her memory, brother Ray Conrad, of Orlando; niece Beverly Brown of Orlando; nephews Robert Owens of Ocoee, Scott Owens of Texas; numerous great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Dan Entwistle officiating.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Stephen Francis Dinda


STEPHEN FRANCIS DINDA - AKA STEVIE, LOVEY, MR. D, PAPA STEVE
Steve was born in Farmingdale, New York on 9/4/1942 to Frank Dinda and Frances Stephens Dinda and is the older brother of James Dinda and Elizabeth Churchill.
He graduated with honors from Half Hollow Hills High School, where he was senior class president and captain of the wrestling team.
Steve attended and graduated from Niagara University, where he met his beloved wife Dorothy Ann Cannon. Together they had their first three children in 2 ½ years.
Post-graduation, he had many different careers. Steve was a stock broker for Edwards and Hanley and Dean Witter. He also owned many of his own businesses. His Pioneer General Store in Bethpage, New York, was one of the first convenience stores in the U.S. with gas pumps in front. Steve also owned and operated a chain of gas stations throughout Nassau County, New York.
In his Forest City, Wantagh years, he coached Little League, played softball, competed in the community bowling league and was an avid poker player.
In his mid-forties, Steve left New York and found his calling, selling timeshare for the Marriott Vacation Club in their Telesales department. He became their top producer, won salesman of the year, and was the first Telesales salesman in the history of the company to reach presidential status. He was looked upon as a mentor, trainer, role model, friend and a friendly ear to speak to. He was acclaimed for his ethics and possibly best remembered for his sarcastic wit. He retired when stricken with cancer in 2002. 
Steve is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy and is survived by his second wife, Jane Powers and 5 children Susan Fischer (Gregory), James (Kimberly), Joseph, Frank (Kimberly), and Dorothy Mooney (James). He is also survived by his 7 treasured grandchildren, Josh, Jake, Andre, Austyn, Lexi, Aston and Mia. 
Steve was a cancer survivor, a life-long Catholic and looked forward to eternal life in heaven.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Rafael Angel Hernandez

Rafael Angel Hernandez, age 73, of Orlando,  passed away Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health.  He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico,  the son of Eloisa (Muskus)  and Pacifico Hernandez and was employed as a hospital porter.  

Rafael leaves to cherish his memory wife Constancia  (Brown) Hernandez of Orlando; daughter Nidia Smith, of Orlando; three sons Jesus Manual Hernandez of Boston, MA, Rafael A. Hernandez, Jr., of San Juan, PR,  and Timothy Smith, of Panama. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; 7 grandchildren

The family will be receiving friends from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery, 13636 Lake Butler Boulevard, Winter Garden FL.

Alan Barry Scott

Alan Barry Scott, age 49, of Orlando passed away Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at his residence.   He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Ava Scott and was employed as an auto mechanic.

Alan leaves to cherish his memory, mother Ava Scott of Orlando;  daughter Aliyah Scott of Groveland; and son Brandon Thompson also of Groveland. 

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by the funeral service at 7:00 PM with Rev. Bill Curl officiating.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Carlton Kumar

Carlton Kumar, age 57, of Orlando, FL, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 at his residence.  He was born in Trinidad,  the son of Jassodra (Ganpat) and the late Harold Kumar and was employed as a chef.

Carlton leaves to cherish his memory, mother Jassodra Kumar of Richmond, TX; three sisters, Sintra DeJesus of Richmond, TX, Chandra Kumar of Queens, NY, Kaloutie Aughey of Clearwater, FL; and brother Kishore Kumar of Queens, NY.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 9:00 pm on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home. A Traditional Hindu Service will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by cremation at Metro Crematory in Ocoee, FL.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Thomas Gordon Diffey


Thomas ”Tom” Gordon Diffey, age 87 of Orlando, went peacefully to be with our Lord on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice.  He was born on August 8, 1931, in Midnight, Mississippi, the son of the late Thomas Patrick Diffey and Mrytle Musgrove Diffey.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Marshall Diffey, brother Glen Diffey and sister Marlene Hairston.

Tom leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Linda Diffey, children, John (Allison) Diffey, Richard (Sue) Diffey, Kathy (John) Kardules and Randy (Nancy) Rich, sisters, Valerie Wiggins, Gail Keith, brother, Pat Diffey, 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Tom served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War.  He was a former Auditor for Los Angeles County, California and Orange County, Florida.  He worked until the age of 78.   Tom loved the Lord, his family, friends, music, photography, pistol shooting, traveling, Nascar racing and fried the best chicken and catfish anywhere.  He was a Bible Study Teacher at First Baptist Church in Orlando and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was blessed to be loved by many and will be greatly missed.

A service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Orlando, FL with Pastor Jeff Thompson officiating.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Gary Michael Kish

Gary Michael Kish, age 67 of Tampa, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in Orlando.  He was born in St. Augustine, Florida the son of Johnny and Lillian (Vaughn) Kish and was employed in residential and commercial construction. 


Gary is survived by his daughter Amy Kish, also of Tampa and many other relatives and friends.  



Visitation was held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 1:00 until 2:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Catherine Iannetti Woods


Ms. Catherine Iannetti Woods, born on July 25, 1943, to the late Evelyn Stambaugh Iannetti and the late Ernest Dominck Iannetti, passed away at age 75 on August 26, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. She was in the Medical Billing industry until retiring in 2010.

Catherine is survived by her son, Joseph Woods (Terri); daughter, Pamela Cawthon (Frank); grandchildren, Rick Woods (Nikki), Heather Rice (Matt), Tyler Woods, and Reed Cawthon; and great-grandchildren, Ava Woods, Mason Rice, and Richard (Buck) Woods. She also leaves behind her beloved chihuahua, Romeo. Catherine enjoyed cooking, gardening and everything US Armed Forces. The family invites donations in Catherine's name to Wounded Warriors or American Cancer Society. 

Friends and family members may attend the celebration of life service, officiated by Pastor Danny de Armas, on Friday, September 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at First Baptist Orlando Marie Williams Chapel, 3000 South John Young Parkway, Orlando.

Michael Khader Hindileh

Michael Khader Hindileh, age 62, of Orlando, passed away Friday, August 24th, 2018 at Florida Hospital Orlando.   He was born in Amman, Jordan,  the son of the late Adma (Ghattas)  and Khader  Hindileh and was employed as a diesel auto mechanic. 

Michael leaves to cherish his memory, wife Maha  (Asfour) Hindileh;  daughter, Dina Hindileh,  two sons Khader Hindileh, Zaid Hindileh,  brother Tony Hindileh; all of Orlando; 
six sisters Reema Hindileh of Orlando; Mona Hindileh,  Suha Hindileh,  Maha Hindileh, Madelyn Hindileh,  Mai Hindileh, all of Jordan. 

The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 31st at St. Jude Catholic Church in Orlando, FL  with Fr. Bassam M. Saade, officiating, followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Zachary Lewis Winn


Zachary Lewis Winn,  age 20 of Orlando, Florida,  died on Monday,August 20, 2018 doing what he loved most riding his motorcycle, enjoying the fresh air.  It was his way of being free.   He was born in Orlando, the son of Albert Raisor and Melissa Winn and was self employed.  

Zachory is survived by his mother Melissa Winn;  father Albert Raisor; sisters Jessica, Destiny, Jewel and Kendra; brothers Jordenn and David;  he also was a father of a 2 year old son Zayden Winn; and two nieces Phoenix and Annabelle.  

He was our joker,  always had us laughing or giving us a pain,  but as his mother...... I'll say it .....we were attached like no other.   He will be forever loved and missed.  Fly high baby boy.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Thompson officiating.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Elisa Cruzada Ambrocio

Elisa Cruzada Ambrocio, age 79, of Orlando, FL passed away Friday, August 10th, 2018 at Mike Conley Hospice House, in Clermont, FL.  She was born in the Philippines,  the daughter of the late Josefina (Mojica) and Ignacio Cruzada and was a homemaker.  

Elisa leaves to cherish her memory, children Mutya Holmes, Bayani Ambrocio, Eva Ambrocio, Ruth Silvestre, Cesar Ambrocio, Amelia Ambrocio, Ignacio Ambrocio, Genesis Ambrocio, Abel Ambrocio, Bobby Ambrocio; sisters Cora Radcliff, Julia Cruzada, Belen Hebreo, Loida Smith and Luz Barrera; numerous grand and great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held  at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL  with Pastor Michael Clarissa officiating, followed by interment at Orlando Memorial Gardens Apopka, FL. 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Ila Mae Anderson Long


Ila Mae Anderson Long, age 83, of Orlando, Florida passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Health Central Hospital after a brief illness.  Born March 10, 1935 in Ocoee, FL, she was the third of six children of William Otis and Georgia Mae (Bodiford) Anderson.  She was a graduate of Lakeview High School in Ocoee, and also attended Glad Tidings Church there.  She married Leamon Donald Long in 1953 and together they raised six children. 

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed.  Her sweet disposition and caring nature will be long remembered by family and friends alike.
In addition to her parents, Ila Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Leamon, two brothers, William and Vernon Anderson, one sister, Irene Peden, and one son, Donald Long.  She is survived by two sisters, Alice Hurley of Marion, IL and Betty Rippy of Wilson, NC; four daughters – Loretta Spradlin of Orlando, FL, Cindy Connor of Greensboro, NC, Debby Powell of Cadwell, GA, and Theresa Cornett of Bristol, VA – and one son, Timothy Long of Orlando, FL; along with 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 13 from 6 – 8 PM at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL, followed by the funeral service on Tuesday, August 14, at 11 AM and graveside rites at Highland Memory Gardens in Forest City immediately thereafter.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Oma Jane Moran


Oma Jane Moran, age 92 of Beckley, WV, formerly of Orlando, Florida, went peacefully to be with her Lord at Harper Mills Nursing Home on Sunday, August 5, 2018. 


Born on August 21, 1925 in Blue Jay, WV, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Basil Campbell and Annie Jane Humphrey Campbell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Moran; a son Marvin Moran, a daughter, Phyllis Moran Bontempo, and a step daughter, Letha Domingues. 



Those survivors left to cherish her memory include three grandchildren, Michelle Dafoe, Jason Moran and Lisa Phelps, and several great grandchildren. Also, her caregivers and nieces, Bonnie Ayers and Joyce Hazelwood, and two nephews, Basil Campbell and Charles Kelly Jr., survive. 



Mrs. Moran was a former nurse aide in Beckley, and was of the Baptist faith. She had made her home in Orlando, Florida for nearly 52 years, before returning to the Beckley area. 



Graveside rites and burial will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Orlando, Florida. 



Private online condolences, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net. and on the Dobbs Funeral Home Obituary site.   



Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV. and Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd, in Orlando, Florida.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Willie Kaslov

Willie Kaslov, age 73, of Treasure Island, FL  passed away Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at Suncoast Hospice Care Center in Pinellas Park, Florida.    He was born in Atlantic City, NJ  a son of the late Mary (Nicholas)  and Eli  Kaslov and was employed as an automotive body man.

Willie leaves to cherish his memory, wife Tina (Jace) Kaslov of Treasure Island, FL;  daughter, Shirley Kaslov of Seminole, FL;  five sons Tony Kaslov of Bayport, NY,  John Kaslov of Treasure Island, FL, Steve Kaslov of Holiday, FL, Eli Kaslov of Chlua Vista, CA,  Nickie Kaslov of Freemont, CA; sister Elizabeth Kaslov of Rockville, MD; brother Nickie Kaslov of Rockville, MD; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from  6:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Monday, August 6th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL., followed by the funeral service at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018.  

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Charles Michael Chandley

Charles Michael Chandley (Mike), age 57 of Orlando, FL, passed away on July 23, 2018.  Mike was born on December 1, 1960 in Orlando. Mike graduated from Evans High school and was employed as an engineer technician.

Mike is survived by his wife Melissa Chandley; his stepdaughter Stephanie Moss; his grandson Carter Moss; and two sisters Kathy Whittaker and Frances Anderson.

Mike was loved by many and will be deeply  missed.




We Love You Mike.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Robert Terry Perkins


Robert Terry Perkins, age 64, passed on July 12th, 2018 in the comfort of his home. Bob was born in Mount Prospect, Illinois on June 9th, 1954 to Martha and Joseph Perkins. He attended Harper Jr. College in Mt. Prospect before moving to Vero Beach, Florida to attend Florida International University where he earn a Degree in Construction Management. Shortly after graduation he was recruited by Blount International and worked for 5 years on the construction of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was Project Manager for Blount on the Hillsboro County Jail in Tampa, Florida before moving to Tallahassee 1989 where his children Call and Page were born. He was selected to go to Kuiwait as part of the Emergency Response after the failed invasion by Iraq. The family moved to Orlando, Florida in 2000 where Bob opened his own construction firm, Perkins Development which specialized in medical facilities including cancer centers and Nemours Children’s hospitals.

He is survived by his brothers Thomas and James Perkins and his children Call and Page Perkins.

A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held on July 21st, 2018 at 1pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. Following the service will be reception hosted at the family’s home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to Bob’s favorite charity: AMVETS.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Gladys Ann Gallo


On July 15, 2018, Gladys Ann Gallo went to be with our Lord after declining health. Gladys (nee Endrizal) entered our world on August 19, 1927 in Lorain, Ohio.  As a teenager, she worked in a drugstore soda fountain, enjoyed sewing, drama and was a member of the National Honor Society.  At age 18, Gladys left Ohio for the adventures of Washington D.C. and training as an R.N. at Washington General Hospital.

Gladys went on a blind date with an Army GI because she was told he was “good for a steak dinner.”  After dating a few years, many steak dinners, and attending operas, Gladys and Ralph were married in 1949.  They continued to live in Washington D.C. while he completed his engineering degree at George Washington University on the GI bill.  He would later attribute his education to Gladys since she demanded that he complete his degree.  In 1950, Gladys and Ralph moved to Wilmington Delaware for a job opportunity, later settling in Newark, Delaware where they raised a family of four children.  As the children aged, Gladys attended the University of Delaware, graduating with a degree in Home Economics and became a teacher in Wilmington-area high schools, where she taught cooking, life skills and organized a student-run restaurant.

Surviving are Gladys’ children:  Christopher Gallo of Austin, TX, Blaise Gallo of Folsom, CA, Audrey Gallo-Freas of Houston, TX, Dolores Gallo of Winter Springs, FL, and seven grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Raphael Edmund Gallo, and one grandson, Victor Gallo.

She was active in her church, St. Stephens Catholic Community, on the Bereavement committee, Women’s Club and Book Club.   She was also active in many of the activities at St. Luke’s Lutheran School that required sewing skills while her granddaughter attended.  Her interests included sewing, gardening, attending theater and musical performances, and spending time with her family at the beach.

Funeral mass services will be held Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephens Catholic Community Chapel, Winter Springs, Florida.  The family will receive friends at a luncheon at the church following the service.  Gladys will be interred at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery to rest eternally beside her husband.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials are made to Gladys’ favorite charity, the American Red Cross, 5 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, 32803.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Jo Ann Selvey Smith


Jo Ann Selvey Smith, age 86 of Orlando passed away July 15, 2018 at the Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida.  Born October 25,1931 in Princeton, West Virginia she was the fourth child of Basil Bryon Selvey and Nettie Blanche Rose.  Jo Ann was a graduate of  Princeton High School then went on to Concord College.  She married William H. (Tag) Smith in August 18,1951 and worked at Sterling until they moved to Orlando, Florida in the 1950’s.  She worked at Valencia Community College until she retired from there.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Wm H. (Tag) Smith in 2016, son William Jeffrey Smith, brother Duke and sisters Ruby, Jackie and Patricia.

Surviving her are sons Gary Wayne Smith, Robert Brian Smith and daughter Patricia Rose Smith, also she has 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning July 20, 2018 at 10:00 o’clock at the College Park Presbyterian Church with Pastor Ryan Gaffney followed by a grave side service at Highland Cemetery.  There will be a reception at College Park Presbyterian Church following the grave side service.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Ramkissoon L. Singh

Ramkissoon L. Singh, age 80, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, July 14th, 2018.  at Florida Hospital Orlando.  He was born in Cunupaia, Trinidad,   the son of the late Dorothy (Singh)  and Ramlakhan  Singh and was employed as a financial banker.

Ramkissoon leaves to cherish his memory, three daughters, Mala Singh of Switzerland, Nisha Singh of Orlando, Shasty Singh of Miami;  sister Mona Singh, of Trinidad; four brothers Basdeo Singh, of England, Carl Singh of Trinidad, Pradeep Singh of St. Lucie, FL,  David Singh of Orlando; 2 grandchildren Vimal J. and Vijay H. Baksh of Orlando.

A Traditional Hindu Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home followed by cremation services at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Mary Catherine Lambert Danielson


Mary Catherine Lambert Danielson, age 94 of Winter Park  died July 4, 2018 at the Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Born March 29, 1924 in Bluestone, West Virginia she was the third of five children of the late Trula Faye Grady and Paris Harvey Lambert. Mary was a 1942 graduate of Bramwell High School, then went on to attend the Lewis Gale School of Nursing in Roanoke, Virginia. In 1943  she joined the United States Cadet Nurse Corp, and the last six months of school she was transferred to the United States Marine Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia where she worked and graduated in 1945. Mary remained at the Marine Hospital for ten years working for the U.S. Public Health Service before moving to Miami, Florida in 1955 where she joined the staff of Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables retiring with sixteen years of service in 1971.

In 1977, the Danielsons bought a retirement home in Quail Ridge in Boynton Beach and following Dr. Danielson’s retirement they made that their permanent home in 1985. They also had a home at Mountain Glen in Newland, North Carolina where they spent their summers. Where ever they were, Harry and Mary always enjoyed a round of golf, a game of bridge, and traveling.

Mary moved to the Winter Park Towers in 2002  where she enjoyed her friendships and became an active member of the Winter Park Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Harry E. Danielson in 1989, a sister, Dorothy Lambert Kiser, and three brothers, Paris Harvey Lambert, Jr., James Ernest Lambert and John Grady Lambert.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Patrician and Stanley A. Dickinson of Winter Park; a grandson, Blair Dickinson of Winter Park; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Trula Dickinson Donley and Scott Donley, and Mary’s  great-granddaughter, Catherine Tate Donley of Winter Haven, Florida.  Other survivors include Pamela and Wallace Newlin of Osprey, Florida and Christine Sheppard of Alachua, Florida.

Funeral services will be held Saturday Morning, July 7, 2018 at 11 o’clock at the Winter Park Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Dr. Walter Jackson and the Reverend Emily Wasser officiating. The family will receive friends at a reception at the church following the service. A family committal service will be held in the Palm Cemetery in Winter Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request memorials be made to the Hospice of the Comforter, 605 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714, Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 400 Lakemont Ave., Winter Park, Florida 32792.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Mohini Persaud

Mohini Persaud, age 54, of Clermont, FL passed away Saturday, June 30th, 2018  at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.  She was born in Georgetown, Guyana, the daughter of the late Bhedawati (Lal)  and Jai  Lall and was employed as a nurse.

Mohini leaves to cherish her memory,  husband Kubeer Persaud; daughter, Nadiya Persaud,  two sons Ganesh Persaud, Devendra Persaud, all of Clermont;  she is also survived by two sisters, Nelly Outram and Geeta Ambedkar both of Toronto. 

Traditional Hindu services will be held from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL., followed by interment at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Donald Ray Conrad II

Donald Ray Conrad II, age 55, of Ocoee passed away Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at Health Central in Ocoee.   He was born in Orlando, the son of the late Donald "Ray" Conrad of Reedy, WV and Wilma "Darlene" Hudson. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother Darlene Hudson of Orlando; Betty (Reese) Conrad of Orlando, his wife of 29 years; son Donald Conrad, III of Orlando, son Jay Conrad of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and daughter Marlina Conrad of Deland; sister Connie J. Kane of Ocoee; niece Candice J. Kane-Nord (Erik) of Ocoee and extended family, Marnie Sanford of Ocoee.  He is also survived by aunts and many cousins.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at The Church at Oak Level  with Associate Pastor Tyler Howell from Glad Tidings Church officiating.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Daniel Charles Rittinger

Daniel Charles Rittinger, age 81 of Orlando; passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.  He was born in Wilksbarre, PA the son of Larry and Sophie (Nowowski) Rittinger.  He was employed as an industrial engineer and retired from Lockheed Martin.  Daniel loved automobiles, stock cars, racing and collecting.

He is predeceased by his sister, Sister Mary Gratian (2003) and leaves to cherish his memory wife Barbara (McGreevy) Rittinger of Orlando; daughter Mary Ellen Tiasta of Forty Fort, PA; brothers Carl of Melbourne, FL, James of Forty Fort and Lawrence of Southport, NC.; sisters Barbara Finn of Virginia, Alice Hoszody of California; grandchildren Joe Tiasta of Pittston, PA; Jacklyn Bates of Chicago; and great grandchildren Audrey and Owen Tiasta.  

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Jane Therese Brockman

Jane Therese Brockman of Orlando, 71, died on Sunday at her home.  She was born to Clark and Francis Walter on June 7, 1947 in Sunnyside, WA, the third of five girls. She attended the University of Seattle with a focus on history, but her first love was fine art. On June 20, 1970, Jane married Carl Lawrence Brockman Jr. in Los Angeles, CA. The couple had five children and moved to Orlando the summer of 1984.

Jane’s first passion was her family, followed closely by her love of creativity. Whether that be a giant meal for her family and friends, a canvas painting or a huge mural, a story, a quilt, or a piece of furniture, over the course of her life, her passion for creating inspired her family and those around her.

An active and devout Catholic, Jane was a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church for 34 years.  She enthusiastically served the church community as an Eucharistic Minister and Reader, organized right to live events, ran the "Helping Hands Ministry" to provide a warm meal for the Downtown Coalition for the Homeless one Sunday a Month for 4 years, and headed several sewing ministries at Holy Family, including the effort to provide white garments for Baptisms.

As much as she could, she loved visiting natural, wild places that inspired creativity and helped her feel closer to God.  She made time to bike frequently on the West Orange Trail, and visited her cottage, to paint and be peaceful, in the Great Smoking Mountains National Park.

Jane is survived by her husband, Carl and four children, John, Peter, Mary, and Kathleen, and 13 grandchildren.  Her third son, Michael, has reunited with her in heaven.

The family will be receiving friends at Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6:30 until 7:30 pm.  The funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Ennis officiating.
 



Monday, June 11, 2018

Nicole Caroll Remi DeCruise

Nicole Caroll Remi DeCruise, age 45 of Orlando, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  She was born  in St. Johns Antigua, the daughter of Eulyn (Tonge) and George DeCruise.  

Nicole leaves to cherish her memory, parents Eulyn Tonge of Orlando; father George DeCruise of New York; daughters Kai and Jade DeCruise both of Orlando; brothers Iyaba DeCruise of Woodbridge, CT, Lerone DeCruise of Norfolk, VA, George DeCruise, Jr. , and Keshewn DeCruise  both of New Jersey, Husani and Jelani DeCruise both of Long Island, NY, Tarik Griffith of Georgia; sisters Diane DeCruise of Arizona, and Kalilah DeCruise of New Jersey.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 12:00 until 1:30 pm, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Latonya Heyward, officiating.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Dorcas Latisha Pindar



Dorcas Letitia Pindar nee Violet Katie Dillon, age 93 of Ocoee, FL passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018.  She was born on January 22, 1925 to William and Rebecca Dillon in Friendship Village on the East Coast of Demerara, Guyana.

She was affectionately known to many as Violet or Aunty Katie, and was one of seven children. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Patricia Canterbury, her grandsons, Mark, Jason and Andrew, her foster son, Linden and a great granddaughter, Cara. She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Pindar.

George E. Pindar and Violet Katie DIllon were married on December 29th, 1962. They lived in Meadowbrook Gardens, Georgetown, before moving to the USA and spent many years together living in Brooklyn, NY.

Dorcus believed in faith and community. She was an ardent worker who had a great love for God and was a devout member of St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in Friendship, Guyana. She also held regular bible study meetings at her home and gave many hours of service to charitable organizations such as the Mother’s Union which supported family life and the Women’s Institute, where she taught different skills to women such as craft, cooking, baking, knitting and crochet. She also attended the Senior Citizens' Club in New York and Florida.

She was a caterer in her community for many years and was often called upon to make cakes for weddings and specials occasions. She taught catering classes for her community. But most importantly, “Auntie Katie”  was considered a mother to all and cared deeply for everyone she knew, whether you were her family, friend, neighbor or a member of the community. She was always willing to help out someone in need. Everybody’s child was her child.

Dorcas was a people's person with a friendly personality who enjoyed a very social life and loved to laugh. Her house was always filled with family, friends and laughter. Friends who visited her house were treated as family. She was very selfless and always had time for others. She always had a good word of advice to share. She was often surrounded by her family especially her nieces & nephews. There was never a dull moment when she was around.   Her surviving family members, daughter Patricia Canterbury; foster son Linden Fung; grandsons Mark, Jason and Andrew Cyrus; great granddaughter Cara Cyrus and many nieces, nephews and sorrowing friends.

We will all miss her.

May her soul rest in peace and rise in glory. 

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Father Arthur Johnson from Orlando MetroWest of The Nazarene officiating.  Interment will be in St. Augustine's Angelican Church Cemetery, Friendship, Buxton East Coast Demerara, Guyana.

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.