Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bhupendra C. Patel


In Memory of Bhupendra C. Patel

On Monday, August 19, 2019, Bhupendra Patel, known as BC, —loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, father-in-law, and friend—passed away at the age of 70. 

BC was born in Nairobi, Kenya as was his family. There, he worked for many years as an accountant and financial advisor and tax consultant. He was also a businessman and a curious and gifted learner who started ventures related to the stock exchange, retail, computers, gems, and horses. He moved to the U.S. in 2000. 

He loved people and struck up conversations with everyone. He was a deep thinker and cared about current events occurring globally. He was passionate about family, food, and politics. He enjoyed cooking and was a master at curries. He had stories for days and advice for everyone. He advocated for young people to vote and be politically engaged. He fought for the right to be heard, to learn, to stand up for what he believed in, and for his family. 

He is survived by his wife, Nirupa, his son Neel, his daughter Monali, his grandson Drona, and his siblings: his sisters Ilaben, Chandrika, Bina, and his brother Ashok. He is preceded by his parents, Chandubhai and Shantaben, and his eldest sister Niruben who was a tremendous influence in his life. 

All who knew him are welcome to attend. The family will receive friends from 2 - 4 pm EST on Friday, August 23, 2019, at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the National Kidney Foundation memorial page. Bhupendra's deteriorating health and passing was in large part due to his kidney disease, and we'd like to honor his legacy by supporting continuing advocacy, education, and research to treat this disease. He fought hard for everything he was passionate about and he'd want us to fight for other families, too.


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Jason Brent Foulk

On Monday, August 12, 2019 Jason Foulk, loving husband and father of four girls, passed away at the age of 46.

Jason was born on May 3, 1973 in Scottsdale, AZ to Benjamin Lewis Foulk and Julia Jeannine Anderson.  He was the youngest of four children: Bonnie Jeannine, Benjamin James and Janet Lynn.

He graduated from the University of Utah and became a commercial airline pilot for JetBlue.  He was married to and survived by Kathleen Loretta Murphy and had four daughters, Audrey Lynn 16, Julia Marie 9, Adelyn Jennifer 7 and Emma Christine 7.

Jason began his career in aviation at the Salt Lake International Airport as a member of the ground service.  His first job as a pilot was flying to report weather for a Salt Lake City television station.  He also had a job flying over the Great Salt Lake in order to spot the masses of shrimp for the fishing boats.  For a time, he was also a pilot flying tour groups over the Grand Canyon.

He would later move to the east coast to fly as a commercial pilot where he would meet his future wife Kathleen 18 years ago when they both worked for United Express.  He spent the last 13 years flying for JetBlue Airways, mostly recently as Captain.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 in the Henry Chapel at the First Orlando Baptist Church on 3000 South John Young Pkwy, Orlando, Florida at 11:00 am.  Donations may be made to Deep Waters Counseling Center in Jason's name, to be used towards helping the family heal.

Deep Waters Counseling Center
Susan Londres
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
321-236-3543

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Clenord Chery

Mr. Clenord was born August 16, 1946 in Tiret Morisseau Lazil (Haiti) and raised in Anse a veau (Berth).  In 1971, he met his old lady: Lida Vincent.  After 2 years they started raising a family, they have 5 kids: 2 sons, 3 daughters and 9 grandchildren.

Life wasn't good for them to raise the family, he had to leave the country to seek a better life.  He left Haiti in 1977, went to St. Martin, lived there for 3 years, came back to Haiti.  After 2 years in Haiti things were going downhill, he had to leave again, he went to France in 1982, lived there for 5 years and came back to Haiti in 1987.  After 2 years again, he finally went back to St. Martin and lived there til 2018, where he spent most of his life.  He came to the USA in 2018 to seek treatment for his sickness.  After spending a year with us here, he passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019.  Besides that, he was a loving, down to heart guy, and very friendly.  

Clenord is pedeceased by sister Savia Chery (Dec. 1998); brother Lovima Chery (Dec. 2005)  and leaves to cherish his memory; wife Lida  (Vincent) Chery of Orlando; three daughters,  Elmita Chery of Philadelphia, Dalise Chery of St. Martin, Clemene Chery of Orlando; two sons Guervil Chery and Malony Chery both of Orlando; three sisters, Vierge Chery of Long Island, NY, Lila Chery of Haiti; Marie Chery of France; and 9 grandchildren.  

Visitation  will be held 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at the Haitian Christian Reformed Church in Orlando, FL  with Pastor Obelto Cherubin officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Monday, August 12, 2019

James Thomas Yarborough, Sr.

James Thomas Yarborough, Sr., age 82 of Orlando,  passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Advent Health Orlando.   He was born in Charlotte, NC the son of the late Daisy Marie (Settlemyer)  and George Ellie Yarborough and employed as a plumbing pipefitter/welder.  

James leaves to cherish his memory, wife Willoveda  (Williamson) Yarborough of Orlando; two sons Joe Yarborough of Orlando,  Bart Ellie Yarborough, of Ocoee; sister Ruby Bleddyn of Orlando;  6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am at Highland Memory Gardens in Apopka on Friday, August 16, 2019.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Marisel D. Cheever

Marisel D. Cheever, age 61, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Anaconda, Montana.  She was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Jorge Diaz and Idalia Machicote-Robles and was employed as Department Secretary for a hospital.  

Marisel leaves to cherish her memory, husband Randy Cheever of Mt. Dora; sons Jason Cheever of Ocoe, Nathan Cheever of Apopka; sister Ruth Battle of Sanford; brothers George Diaz of Casselberry, Carlos Diaz of Kansas City; and one grandchild, Konnor Rivers of Ocoee.

The family will be receiving friends  at the Apopka Seventh- Day Adventist Church, located at 340 E. Votaw Road, Apopka FL from 9:15 until 10:00 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 10:00 am .


Friday, August 9, 2019

Sadrac Pongnon

Sadrac Pongnon, age 37, of Orlando, FL passed away Wednesday, July 31st, 2019.  He was born in Port-Au Prince, Haiti the son of the Leon Pongnon and the late Saintamene (Loce) Pongnon and was employed as a janitorial technician for a cleaning company.

Sadrac leaves to cherish his memory, wife Wenda  (Eliassaint) Pongnon and son Schuyler Pongnon, both of Orlando.  

Service will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando with Pastor Austin J. Igbafen, officiating.  

Monday, August 5, 2019

Andre' Charles Deprez

ANDRE' CHARLES DEPREZ
June 30, 1928 - July 26, 2019 

Born into an expatriated Swiss family in Brussels, at age twelve Andre' was forced to flee with his mother and sister to Switzerland in June 1940 ahead of the World War II German invasion of Belgium.  After four years of high school in Lausanne, he attended a German-speaking high school in Aarau to prepare for the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Zurich, from which he graduated in 1951 with a degree in Chemistry.  After marriage to Jocelyn C. France, in 1952 the couple emigrated to Syracuse, NY where Andre' worked at Solvay for a year.  Wanting to expand his education, he won a two-year scholarship to MIT from which he graduated in 1955 with a Masters in Chemical Engineering.

With two children in tow, the couple moved to Wilmington, DE for a new job with DuPont.  Here they stayed for two years before moving to Norwalk, CT for Andre's definitive job with Scientific Design, a small cutting-edge technology company in New York, which was developing petrochemical engineering and plant design for sale all over the world.  After a five-year experience int he Paris office, Andre' became Senior VP of Sales back in New York.  The family settled in New Canaan, CT in 1964, with Andre' traveling all over the world, as this was the period of the petrochemical industry's great expansion.  In 1985 he also managed to scoop up a Master's degree from MIT's Sloan School of Business.

While in Paris, Andre' pioneered doing business behind the Iron Curtain, and when Nixon opened up to China, Andre' was in the forefront of technology exchange there.  Andre' firmly believed that the path to peace was to develop friendly commercial relations and build up the standard of living of people everywhere.  A man of strong convictions and broad cultural understanding, Andre's dedication to his ideals was instrumental in his lifelong success.

He lived his last years in Orlando, Fl and leaves behind his wife of 67 years, Jocelyn, two children, Marie-Therese Harper and Alexandre Deprez, and 10 grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, August 9, 2019  at Dr. Phillips Cemetery in Orlando.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Anganie Durbal Mohammed

Anganie Durbal Mohammed, age 59, of Windermere, passed away on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at Advent Health Orlando,  She was born in Trinidad,  the daughter of the late Lutchmin (Rampath)  and Heeralal  Durbal and was employed as a county transportation planner.  

Anganie is  survived by and leaves to cherish her memory, husband Aliff Mohammed of Windermere; daughter Amira Mohammed of Orlando;  son Arhun Mohammed of Windermere; sister Sharda Durbal of Trinidad; two brothers, Heemraj Durbal of Douglasville, GA; and Mitra Durbal  of Trinidad. 

Traditional Hindu services will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home as follows:
Visitation ~ Monday, August 5, 2019 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm
Service ~ Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 9:00 until 11:00 am
Interment ~ Metro Crematory following the morning service.
Pandit Jeet, Officiating

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Maria Luisa Manzo

Maria Luisa Manzo, age 47 of Davenport, FL passed away Wednesday, July 31st, 2019.  She was born in Zamboanga, Philippines,  the a daughter of Rosita (Jaurigue) and the late Benigno Aquino and was employed as a nurse.

Maria leaves to cherish her memory, mother Rosita Aquino; husband Antonio Manzo; daughter Jasmine Manzo; and son Aaron Manzo, all of Davenport. 

A Service will be held from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Monday, August 5th, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL  with Pastor Ricardo Doguiles officiating.

Todd Andrew Squires

Todd Andrew Squires, age 45 of Orlando, FL passed away Wednesday, July 24th, 2019.  He was born in  Newburgh, NY the son of the late James Squires and Candace Von Helmont.  He was employed as an actor.

Todd leaves to cherish his memory, mother Candace Squires of Cary, NC; wife Quinn Squires of Orlando; brother Christopher (Bethany) Squires of Ocean Pines, MD.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm in Faith Hall at First Baptist Church of Orlando.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

JoAnn Patricia Allen

JoAnn Patricia Allen, age 82, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee.  She was born in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late Anna (Kasperek)  and Eusebio  Julian and was a homemaker.

JoAnn leaves to cherish her memory son Paul Allen of Baltimore, MD.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Luis Colon, Jr.

Luis Colon, Jr., age 53, of Orlando passed away Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.  He was born in Bronx, NY the son of the late Nilda (Dumain)  and Luis Angel Colon and was employed as a basketball coach.

Luis is survived by his wife Nelly Cabrera; daughter Jocelyn Colon; two sons Jonas Colon, Jonathan Colon all of Orlando; three sisters, Quetcy Colon, of Orlando; Rebecca Berry, of St. Cloud; Abigail Colon, of Orlando; and 2 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL .

Jose Rafael Colon Rodriguez

Jose Rafael Colon Rodriguez, age 80, of Orlando passed away Thursday, July 25th,2019 at Health Central Hospital in  Ocoee, FL.  He was born in Mao, Dominican Republic, the son of the late America (Rodriguez)  and Jose Benedito Colon and was employed as a laborer in government construction.

Jose leaves to cherish his memory, wife  Equidamia  Rosario; daughter Claudia Josefina Colon; three sons Jose Rafael Colon (Carmen),  Edward Rafael Colon (Yolanda Ramos, all of Orlando and Angel Rosario of the Dominican Republic. He is also survived by one grandchild Karlen Colon of Orlando.

The family will be receiving friends from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, followed by the funeral service at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Smith Edward Branch

Smith Edward Branch, age 86, of Ocoee, FL passed away Thursday, July 18th, 2019.  He was born in Dillon, SC the son of the late Marcella (Barfield)  and Henry Cleveland Branch.  He served in the US Army, was employed as a manager for Gulf Oil and was a faithful member of Church at the Cross.

Smith leaves to cherish his memory, wife  Peggy  (Gore) Branch of Ocoee; two daughters, Lynne Branch Milner (Mike)  of Ocoee, Shanna Branch Allen (Mike) of San Diego;  6 grandsons, Adam Milner of Nashville, Brad Allen of San Diego, Zach Allen of San Diego, Cameron Milner of Orlando, Erick Allen of San Digeo and Blake Milner of Ocoee.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 21st, 2019 at Church at the Cross in Orlando, FL .  A private interment will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Alana Sachira Fernandez

Alana Sachira Fernandez, age 34, of Belle Isle, passed away Thursday, July 18th, 2019. She was born in Ceiba, Puerto Rico,  the daughter of Laura (Raquel) and the late Alan Fernandez and was employed as a computer implementation specialist.

Alana leaves to cherish her memory, mother Laura Fernandez of Belle Isle; son Gian Alan Gil of Belle Isle; fiance Gilbert Gil of Belle Isle; sister, Laura Rosario Fernandez of Ft. Sill, OK;  brother Christopher Alan Fernandez of Key West; and grandmother Raquel Viera of Belle Isle.  

Visitation will be held from 2:00 until 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by the service at 6:00 pm. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Prenul Printemps

Prenul Printemps, age 72, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Health Central in Ocoee.  He was born in Lasille, Haiti the son of Remis and Exzina (Bareau) Printemps and was employed as a tailor.

Prenul leaves to cherish his memory, wife Marie Chichette (Eliscar) Printemps of Orlando; daughters Luna Printemps of Santa Domingo, Mirlene Printemps of Orlando, Wilna Bienaime; brothers Vickel Printemps and Jonas Printemps both of Haiti, Rubin Printemps of Orlando; sisters Evelyn Printemps of Haiti, Denice Cherilus of Orlando; and  grandchildren, se yenica strellita Lesil Printemps, Eliakime Emmanuel Lesil Printemps, Rebeca Achlanka Les Printemps, Ely James Lesil Printemps, Naimah bienaime, Nathan bienaime.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, July 19th, 2019 at Eben.Ezer Baptist Church located at 3413 N. Pine Hills Rd, Orlando.  Public visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at 9:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 10:00 am., with Dr. Pierre Antoine Michaud officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Minnie Lois (Rhinesmith) Koman


Minnie Lois (Rhinesmith) Koman was born to Orlin and Jennie Jane Rhinesmith on March 8th, 1944 in Ringwood, NJ, and was known throughout her life by her middle name, Lois.  The youngest of ten, Lois had a happy youth spent playing with her siblings, riding horses back from the field on her grandfather’s farm, and reading books, particularly ones about horses. As a teen she spent the time she wasn’t in school raising her beloved collie, Lassie, and babysitting nieces and nephews.  A few years after high school, Lois married David Koman of Patterson, NJ.  After moving to Florida, Lois and David had two daughters, Orlinda and Robin.  Lois was a fiercely protective mother who always encouraged her daughters to be independent, and to pursue their education.  Lois was also a loving and devoted grandmother to her three grandchildren:  Alicia, John, and Kailey, and to her great grandson, Samuel, who brought immense joy to the last few years of her life.  When asked what she was proudest of, Lois always spoke of her children and grandchildren.  Lois died on July 2nd, 2019, at the age of 75, of complications of Alzheimer’s.  She is survived by her husband of fifty years, David Koman, her daughters Orlinda Linkins and Robin Koman, and their spouses, Thomas Linkins and Robin Thompson, her grandchildren Alicia, John, Kailey, and Alicia’s partner Rob Rogers, as well as her great grandson, Samuel. She is also survived by her siblings, Margie Hearle, Susan Hearle, Art Rhinesmith, and Orlin Rhinesmith Jr., as well as many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved very much. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Lois’s name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America:  https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Wendy Elizabeth Fagan

Wendy Elizabeth Fagan, age 51, of Port Orange, FL passed away Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, Fl.  She was born in Orlando, the daughter of Nancy Redner Cairns and the late William James Cairns and was a homemaker.  

Wendy leaves to cherish her memory, mother Nancy Redner Cairns of Orlando; husband Jeffrey Fagan of Port Orange; daughter, Leslie May Fagan of Port Orange;  two sisters, Julie Hoffman of Orlando, Suzanne Elliott of Longwood;  two brothers, Michael Cairns of Orlando and Robert Cairns of Sanford. 

A graveside service will be held 9:00 AM on Saturday, July 13th, 2019  at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gotha, FL .

Monday, July 8, 2019

Sabina Wahid

Sabina Wahid, age 50, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.    She was born in Leguan, Guyana,  the daughter of the late Shirley (Sumintra)  and Mohamed  Wahid and was employed as a gardener.  

Sabina leaves to cherish her memory, husband Oodho  Mangar;  two daughters Suvanie Mangar, Patricia Mangar; two sons Eshrie Mangar, Pamesh Mangar, all of Orlando; two sisters, Bibi Chand of Pennsylvania,  Farida Wahid of Ft. Lauderdale; five brothers, Kassim Wahid, Chico Wahid, Bruce Wahid, Karrim Mohamad, all of New York and Asman Murray of Orlando.

A traditional Hindu service will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by interment at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Michael Clark Canine

Michael Clark Canine
12/22/1938 to 7/4/2019

Born in South Bend, Indiana to Mary Kathryn (Buser) and Carroll Clark Canine.  He graduated from Indiana University, then became an officer in the United States Air Force, serving proudly.  He then worked in sales and management for several newspapers in the Southeast including the Orlando Sentinel.  He later founded Effective Advertising and Specialty Factory.

In his younger days, he enjoyed playing golf and was an avid runner.  He also enjoyed sports car racing and was crew member for National & International Porsche racing teams.  In October of 1992, he married Marie Harper.  They thoroughly enjoyed their 27 years together and always traveling to national parks until his death.  He was an active member of First Baptist Church Orlando, where he served as an usher.

Michael is served by his loving wife Marie, two children, two step children, 2 grandsons, 1 granddaughter and 2 great granddaughters.

A service to celebrate Michael's life is will be held at 11:00 am in the Marie Williams Chapel at First Baptist Church Orlando on Friday, July 12, 2019.


Theresa G. Cones

Theresa G. Cones, age 87, of Orlando,  passed away Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at Health Central Park, in Winter Garden,  Florida.  She was born in Boggsrock, West Virginia  the daughter of the late Theresa (Horvath)  and Joseph  ACS.  

Theresa was a homemaker and predeceased by her husband Conrad W. Cones.  She leaves to cherish her memory, 2 children;  one daughter, one son and one son-in-law.  Graveside services will be held at a later date.

Jose Humberto Rodriguez, Sr.

Jose Humberto Rodriguez, Sr. age 74, of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at Metro West Nursing Home and Rehab.  He was born in El Salvador, San Salvador,  on May 17, 1945, the son of the late Angelica (Alberto) Rodriguez and was employed as a Certified Public Accountant.  

Jose leaves to cherish his memory, daughter Fatima Rodriguez of Orlando; two sons Jose  Rodriguez, Jr., and  Fernando Rodriguez, both of Jericho, NY;  and 9 grandchildren.  

The family will be receiving friend at 10:00 am on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am with Deacon Spencer Silvers officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Pauline Sultana Conliffe

Pauline Sultana Conliffe,  age 91, of Orlando, passed away Monday, July 1st, 2019.  She was born in Georgetown, Guyana, the daughter of the late Frances (Allen)  and David Seymour Conliffe.  

Pauline leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Ruth DaSilva of California;  three sons Anthony Shervington, Mark Shervington, Howell Conliffe all of Orlando; 9 grandchildren;  14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.  

The family will be receiving friends at 9:00 am on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 followed by the funeral service at 10:00 am at Dobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Anthony Shervington officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Anindrugh Lutchman

Anindrugh Lutchman, age 71, of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at Advent Health Orlando.  He was born in Bartica, Guyana,  the son of the late Sumintra (Singh)  and Sul  Latchman and was employed as a taxi driver.  

Anindrugh leaves to cherish his memory, wife Ana (Gotay) Lutchman of Orlando; three daughters, Doreen Miranda of Bronx, NY, Annabelle Wright of Bronx, NY, Elizabeth Lutchman of Orlando;  two sons Jitendra Latchman and Frank A. Lutchman, both of Orlando; three sisters, Kamini Latchman, Sursattie Ramnauth, Radica Sooklall, all of Orlando; three brothers, Vishnu Latchman, Narvin Latchman, both of Orlando, Krishna Latchman of Longwood; and 3 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 9:00 pm on Monday, July 1st, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held from 9:00 am until 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pandit Jeet and Deacon Larry Herbert officiating.  Cremation will follow the service at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Barbara J. Griffin


Barbara J. Griffin, 88, passed away June 14, 2019.  She was born in Miami, Florida on March 8, 1931.  After the death of her husband of 43 years, Harold C. Griffin, she moved to Abbeville, Louisiana where she lived until returning to Florida in 2017 to live with her daughter, Vicky.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Parker and her brother Donald P. Parker.  She is survived by daughter Diana L. Cortright, son David L. Griffin, daughter Janice L. Griffin, and daughter Vicky A. Westbrook (Garry).  She also leaves four grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.

Barbara was a member of First Baptist Church, Abbeville, Louisiana and the Abbeville General Hospital Volunteers Association, the latter for over 17 years.  She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and playing with her beloved cats, Jet, Tiger, and Timmy.  She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother and friend to many.  Her kindness to all God's creations and welcoming smile will be missed by all who knew her.  

Services will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando, Florida with interment immediately following at Dr. Phillips Cemetery,  5398 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Dorothy Agatha Jones

Dorothy Agatha Jones, age 91 of Orlando, passed away at on Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at Advent Health Hospice in Altamonte Springs.   She was born in St. Kitts, West Indies,  the daughter of the late Henrietta (Demming)  and Joseph  Fox and was employed in a factory.  

Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Yvette Nisbett of Orlando;  four sons John Dabrio of St. Croix,  Mack Dabrio of St. Kitts, Randolph Fox of England, Curtis Fox of England; 47 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.  


                

                                 

The family will be receiving friends  from 1:00 until 2:00 pm on Friday, June 14th, 2019 followed by the funeral service 2:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will be in St. Kitts.




Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Joseph Cleo Harrison


Joseph Cleo Harrison (90), longtime resident of Orlando/Orlo Vista, Florida, died peacefully late Friday night May 31, 2019. He was born in Coffee County, Alabama on Oct. 17, 1928 to Rochelle and Thomas B. Harrison. He served in the Marine Corp in the late 1940's, and married Leona (2017), his wife of 65 years in 1952. He was an avid outdoors man who loved hunting and fishing. And he was especially proud of the time he was involved with Nascar back when Nascar was first formed. He raced stock cars around Mid Florida and up and down the east coast to as far north as Syracuse, NY when young. He was especially proud of the fact he qualified for and entered the final Nascar race ever held on the old Daytona 'beach course'. His career was in construction, primarily rough to finished carpentry, and at one time he also owned and operated a small site clearing and paving business.

“Joe” is survived by his son Joe Harrison (Bobbie) of Melbourne, daughters Christine Lashley of Ocala National Forrest, and Theresa Swander of Altoona. Grandchildren including Tammy (Bryan) Mashburn, Maria (Jason) Fletcher, Kassie (Tyler) Falcon and great Grandchildren Beau Mashburn, Alani Fletcher, Karleigh Fletcher, and Abby Fletcher.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando, Florida on June 7, 2019 with viewing starting at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am.  Interment will follow the service at Lake Hill Cemetery in Orlo Vista.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Dan McCutchen

Dan McCutchen, age 88, of Peachtree City, GA passed away Monday, May 6th, 2019.   He was born in Central City, Nebraska the son of the late Arta (Hansen)  and Edwin  McCutchen and was employed as an explosives technical rep.  

Dan leaves to cherish his memory, wife Diane (Walter) McCutchen of Peachtree City, Georgia;  two sons Mark McCutchen of Orlando, Tom McCutchen, of Brazil;   5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Windermere in Windermere, FL  with Pastor Ray Lloyd officiating.  Time will be announced later.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

John W. Conley

John W. Conley, age 69, of Orlando, FL passed away Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at Advent Health Hospice Care in Altamonte Springs.  He was born in Giessen, Germany the son of the late Gerda (Rebsch)  and Eugene  Conley and was employed as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.   John served in the US Army and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church.  

John leaves to cherish his memory wife, Marlene  (Rajkowski) Conley of Orlando; daughter, Jennifer Roberts of Jacksonville; son Jonathan  Conley of Tallahassee; and 2 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, May 13th, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 14th at St. Andrew Catholic Church  with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will be held at 2:00 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lavonia Faye Praytor

Lavonia Faye Nettles Praytor, age 88, of Winter Garden, FL passed from this world on May 5th, 2019.  She was born in Providence, FL, the daughter of Louis and Ella (Williams) Nettles and was employed in a medical office.  

Lavonia was the youngest of 9 children and is preceded in death by her parents, ex husband Richard Lee Praytor Sr., and all of her siblings.  She leaves to cherish her memory, son Richard Lee Praytor, Jr. of Orlando; daughter-in-law Diana Lynne; two grandchildren, Jacob Lewis and Grace Anne Praytor.   She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  She will be forever in our hearts.

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, May 13th, 2019 at 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Providence, Florida.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Ronald Phongwan Briseno

Ronald Phongwan Briseno, age 38, of Orlando, FL passed away Monday, May 6th, 2019.   He was born in Glendale, IL the son of Vichita (Sithepubol) and the late Raul Briseno and was employed as a medical first responder.

Ronald leaves to cherish his memory, mother Vichita Briseno of Orlando; daughter Ivy V. Briseno of Tennessee;  five sisters, Linda Diaz of Miami, Elizabeth Gross of Homestead, Lisa Powell of Evans, GA, Monica Briseno of Orlando, Maria Briseno of Orlando; five brothers, Mike Briseno of Interlachen,  Richard Briseno of Modesto, CA, Danny Briseno of Melbourne, Dennis Briseno of Gainesville, Robert Briseno of Melrose, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends at 2:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at Church of the Latter Day Saints, located at 3001 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando FL 32835.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Eng Seng Ng

Eng Seng Ng, age 42, of Orlando, FL, passed away Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health.   He was born in Malaysia,  the son of Siew Kheun (Keu) and the late Soo Tat Ng and was employed as a  hospitality manager.

Eng leaves to cherish his memory, mother Siew Keu of Charlotte, NC; and brother  Eng Seong Ng, of Malaysia. 

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home at 6:00 pm on Monday, May 6th, 2019 followed by the funeral service at 7:00 pm.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Gregory Francis Dragojevich

Gregory Francis Dragojevich, age 66, of Bradenton, FL, passed away Friday, March 22nd, 2019.  He was born in Pittsburgh, PA the son of Frank and Margaret (Chizmar) Dragojevich and was employed as an automobile mechanic.







Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Precious Lord, take my hand. Lead me on.  Let me stand.
I am tired. I am weak. I am worn. Through the storm,
Through the night, Lead me on to the light.
Take my hand, precious Lord, and lead me home.

----THOMAS A. DORSEY

Kennedy Decoursey Welch


Kennedy Decoursey Welch, age 45, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at Florida Hospital Kissimmee,   He was born in Barbados, the son of the late Elsie (Welch)  and Henderson and was employed as a truck driver.

Kennedy  leaves to cherish his memory, father Rawle Jordan of Sanford; sons Anthony and Kamari Vargas, both of Orlando; brother Jason Jordan of Orlando; and uncle Oliston Welch of Winter Haven.

The family will be receiving friends from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 4th at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating. 










Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Lillie Lebron

Lillie Lebron, age 58, of Kissimmee, FL passed away Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at Colonial Lakes Health Rehabilitation Care in Winter Garden. She was born in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of the late Lillian (Aponte)  and Apolinar  Roldan and was employed as a security officer.

Lillie leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters, Tiffany Lebron of Los Angeles, Jackie Duran of Winter Garden, Jennifer Lebron of Orlando;  two sons Michael Torres of Kissimmee, Andrew Torres of Brooklyn;  two sisters Esther Velez of New York,  Denise Torres of New York; four brothers, Robert Aponte of New York,  Ruben Vargas of New York,  Ray Vargas of New York, Paul Roldan of Orlando;  9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 until 6:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at the Elevated Life Church, located at 2809 N. Powers Drive in Orlando, FL  with Pastor Gabriel Padilla officiating.

Catherine Dean

Catherine Dean, age 85, of Orlando, FL passed away Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019.  She was born in Brooklyn, NY, the  daughter of the late Sylvia (Silver)  and Nicholas  Barkowsky and employed as an administrative assistant.

Catherine leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Karen Burk of Lake Mary;  two sons Paul Dean of St. Augustine and Kevin Dean, of Orlando; sister, Marcella Daugherty of Lake Mary; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchildren

Visitation was held  from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, followed by the funeral service at 1:30 PM with Father Matt Ainsley officiating.   Catherine was interred at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery Gotha, FL. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Bhowani Jagmohan

Bhowani Jagmohan, age 25, of Orlando, FL passed away Sunday, April 21st, 2019.   He was born in Georgetown, Guyana, the son of Khmattie (Ramchan)  and Bindraban Jagmohan.  Bhowani worked as a ride technician for a theme park.

Bhowani leaves to cherish his memory, parents Bindraban and Khmattie Jagmohan; sister Rohanie Persad, of Kissimmee; and brother, Ramesh Jagmohan, of Orlando.

The family will be receiving friends  from 6:00 until 9:00 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 9:00 am until 11:30 am at the funeral home and followed by interment at Metro Crematory   in Ocoee.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Peterdoyah "Kawally" Singh

Peterdoyah Singh, age 79, Ocoee, Florida,  passed away Saturday, April 20th, 2019.  She was born in Arima, Trinidad the daughter of the late Ramoutar and Sookdayah Maharaj.  She was the forth-born out of 12 brothers and sisters.  She would later marry Ramkissoon Lakhan Singh in 1960 and was employed as an assistant technician for a hair salon.

Peterdoyah leaves to cherish her memory Mala of Switzerland, Nisha  of Orlando and Shasty Singh of Miami and two grandsons Vimal and Vijay.

A traditional Hindu service will be held from 9:00 until 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by interment at Metro Crematory located at 751 Bluford Avenue in Ocoee.






Thursday, April 11, 2019

Marcella Marie Martin


Marcella Marie Martin, age 87 of Orlando, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019.  She was born in Thorp, Wisconsin the daughter of the late George H. and Kathryn (Chaplinski) Hansen.  She was employed as a library aide in the elementary school system.

Marcella is preceded in death by her husband Frank, son Terence Martin of Orlando; brother George Hansen of Salem, Wisconsin and leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Catherine Harrahill of Leesburg, Rebecca Shannon of Altamonte Springs, Holly Schumann of Orlando, Monica Ballard of Ocoee; sons Frank S. Martin of Hudson, FL, Jonathan Martin of Orlando; sisters Adeline Zobrack of MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, Karen Sommer of Missoula, Montana, Delores Kubera of Kansasville, Wisconsin; brothers Robert Hansen of Woodruff, Wisconsin and Ronald Hansen of Superior, Wisconsin; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 

A funeral mass will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:00 am located at 801 N. Hastings, Orlando.


Monday, April 8, 2019

William R. Boyd


William R. Boyd, 75 of Orlando, Florida, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Born in Pittsburgh, Bill was the son of the late David and Irene Boyd. He served as a crew chief in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. During his service, he was stationed in Germany and was awarded medals for outstanding unit and good conduct. His love for airplanes and flying lead him to his career at Pan Am airlines for 25 years. Bill enjoyed traveling and exploring the world and gained extensive knowledge of the world and its rich history through his many travel experiences.  He was a sports enthusiast and adored the Miami Dolphins, the University of Miami football team and the Miami Marlins. He also loved golf and in retirement spent much of his time on the course perfecting his game.   

Bill will be remembered as the loving husband to Maureen (Costello) Boyd for 31 years, and the caring father to his children, William Boyd Jr. (Arizona), Kayleen Boyd (Orlando), and Christian Boyd (Orlando). He is loved and will be greatly missed by his sister Margaret Greathouse (California), and his mother and father-in law, (Nancy McAdams and Ray Mathieu), as well the rest of his extended family.

A celebration of Bill’s life will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm at:

MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835.

Family will receive guests from 6 pm to 6:30 pm with a service and military honors presentation to begin at 6:30 pm followed by a reception. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:

AMVETS National Service Foundation
4647 Forbes Blvd
Lanham, MD  20706
Phone: (407) 290-6003


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Catherine Linton Gorman

Catherine Linton Gorman, 67, of Apopka, FL passed away March 15, 2019 at the AdventHealth Hospital, Altamonte Springs, Florida.  Catherine (Cathy) was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Gorman and her parents, Margee (Bowden) and Maurice S. Linton.

Cathy was born December 1951 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She is survived by sister, Nansue L. (Ron) Cowan of Athens, Alabama; brother, Maurice S. (Diane) Linton II of Altamonte Springs; brother, Michael Larue Linton of Altamonte Springs; brother, Lenny Okrie of Seattle, Washington; aunt, Martha Connolly-Bridges of Ocoee;  mother-in-law, Harriett S. Gonzalez; father-n-law, Pablo Fred Gonzalez of Tallahassee; 5 nieces; 4 nephews; 4 grand-nieces;  3 grand-nephews and many cousins.

Growing up in army family, Cathy lived in Kentucky, Florida, Germany and back to Fort Bragg until her father’s retirement in 1963 before returning to Orlando. She graduated from Maynard Evans High School and began her first job at Disney World.  She then worked for AAA of Orlando as a travel agent and consultant for over 11 years.  Through her job she was able to travel the world.  After AAA, Cathy worked as a payroll analyst and special projects coordinator for Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc. in Orlando for 12 years.  She worked various other jobs until her retirement due to health issues.   

Cathy was very active with her parents in the 503rd Parachute RCT Association World War II for many years.  She was a long-time member of the Apopka Elks Lodge 2422.  One of great pleasures was cooking.  And she was a good cook.  Everyone loved her banana pudding and creamed corn. 

A gathering of friends and family in celebration of her life is being planned for later this summer.