Thursday, September 24, 2020

Stennett Lloyd Knight

Stennett Lloyd Knight, age 45, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, passed away on Thursday, September 17th, 2020  at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, in Orlando.   He was born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica,  on September 7, 1975, the son  of the late Cynthia Joyce (Morgan)  and Herman Alexander Knight and was employed as a driver for a delivery company.

Stennett leaves to cherish his memory, wife Priscilla  Knight of Miami Gardens; daughter Angel Knight of Orlando; four sisters, Marie Cassanova of Ft. Lauderdale, Dawn Cassanova of Austin, TX,  Dionne Cassanova of Jamaica, Adette Knight of Jamaica; two brothers,  Lendon Nicholson of Canada and  Gauntlet Cassanova of New Jersey.

Visitation will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, October 2nd, 2020 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando.


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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Doris "Bunny" E. Megargee

Doris “Bunny” E. Megargee, age 96, wife of Humphrey “Bud” P. Megargee, Jr., passed away on Monday September 14, 2020 in the Parkview Rehabilitation Center Winter Park.

Born on February 11. 1924 in Taunton, MA, she was a daughter of the late George and Gertrude (Bowen) Brindle.  Bunny served in the Womens Army Corp during World War II enlisting on November 9, 1944.  Upon her enlistment she served as a Dental Technician until she received her Honorable Discharge on March 11, 1946.  Bunny married the love of her life in Temple, TX on February 15, 1946.  They settled in Phoenixville, PA where she raised her family until 1973.  In 1973 they moved to Orlando, FL. She retired from and was a dedicated member of St Andrews Roman Catholic Church.

Bunny is survived by three sons: James of Newburg, NY, Bud of Cochranville, PA and Alan of Apopka, FL. She is proceeded in death by her daughter Cheryl of Irondequoit, NY. She has six grandchildren: Fara, Jason, Michael, Brian, Lindsey and Casey.  Her great grandchildren: Avery, Hailey, Abby, Matty, Easton and Evelyn.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 18, 2020 at St. Andrew Catholic Church located at 801 N. Hastings Street, Orlando 32808 

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Julio Enrique Quinones

Julio Enrique Quinones, age 80, of Orlando, FL passed away Saturday, September 5th, 2020  at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando. He was born in New York, NY  the son of the  late Mercedes (Castro)  and Enrique  J Quinones.  Julio served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed as a purchasing agent for New York City Transit.

Julio leaves to cherish his memory wife Elizabeth (Matos) Quinones of Orlando; daughter Cynthia Rabito of Long Island, NY; three sons Julio E. Quinones, Jr. of New York,  James Sarno of Orlando, Robert E. Sarno of Orlando; sister Lina Rudnick, of Orlando;  brother Louis A. Quinones of Orlando, and is also survived by 3 grandchildren,  Desiree Quinones, Jaden Quinones and Gabriella Rabito all of NY.

The family will be receiving friends from  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, September 11th at Dobbs Funeral Home and Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 9:30 am until 11:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am with Pastor David Crowe officiating.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Quintella Imogene Bryant

Quintella Imogene Bryant passed away on September 7th, 2020 in Orlando, FL. She was born in Slidell, Texas to Allen and Tressie Cearley on May 22nd, 1934. Imogene was married to Dub Bryant for 60 years until he passed away in 2014.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she is preceded in death by her brothers Douglas and Butch Cearley, and her daughter-in-law Cathy Bryant. She is survived by her three children Brad Bryant (Sue), Bart Bryant (Donna) and Brenda Johnson (Craig). Her pride and joy were her eight grandchildren (and six spouses) and eight great grandchildren.

Our Mom’s early years of marriage were spent in Texas where our dad began his ministry as a pastor.  She served along side him as they moved to Alamogordo, NM in 1965. She worked as the secretary for the super-intendant of schools for 18 years while dad pastored Bethel Baptist Church. They worked with the Southern Baptist Mission Board in South Dakota and Montana before dad retired and they moved to Winter Garden, Fl. After their move to Winter Garden, she worked at the Family Christian School until she retired at 83 years old!

She was a servant! She loved her life, she loved people, and she loved God! Her life’s mission was to let everyone she met know how much God loved them. She was an incredible mom, Grandmajean and Great-Grandmajean. To be her children and grandchildren was a GIFT! She will be missed dearly but we are all so happy that her back is now straight and she is without pain.

Visitation will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 from 3:00 until 4:00 pm.  A graveside service will be held at Winter Garden Cemetery at 9:00 am on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 with Pastor Clayton Cloer officiating.


Masks Required and Social Distancing Mandatory

Saturday, September 5, 2020

John (Jack) Bryant


John (Jack) Bryant passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at age 91.  He was born January 30, 1929 in Columbus Ohio, to Clyde and Anna Mae Bryant.  A long career in insurance and a retirement career in hospitality, Jack embraced life and the people in it with kindness, charm, humor and a healthy dose of sarcasm.  A devout Catholic from birth, Roman in the early years, Byzantine up to his death, he lived his life faithfully and with humility.  Preceded in death by his loving wife Doris, son Matthew, Brother Clyde and Sister Betty. Jack is survived by his remaining children, Kathleen, Mark (Misty) and Timothy (Gloria), his grandchildren, Katrina, John, Justin & Louis and his great grandchildren Julian and Anna. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who all loved him dearly.  Family extends beyond one household, it is the friends you choose, and Jacks family was large.  You are so loved.  Eternal Memory.

Visitation will be held  from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 10th, 2020,  at St. Nicholas Catholic Church located at 5135 Sand Lake Road, Orlando 32819. However, visitation will be limited to immediate family (10 people at a time).  The funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the church. Interment will follow the service at Dr. Phillips Cemetery.  Flowers should be delivered to the funeral home on Thursday, September 10th, 2020.


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Friday, September 4, 2020

Thomas Wayne McFerrin

Thomas Wayne McFerrin, age 68, of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida.  He was born in Augusta, Georgia the son of Thomas C. and Cleo (Smith) McFerrin and was employed as a crane operation.

Thomas leaves to cherish his memory, wife Deborah (Calvert) McFerrin of Orlando; sons Thomas Allen McFerrin of Clermont, FL, Michael Eugene McFerrin of Dallas TX; brothers Kenneth McFerrin of Florida, Weems McFerrin of Virginia; sister Brenda Carter of Florida; and 2 grandsons T.J. and Billy McFerrin both of Clermont.

A memorial services will be held Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Magnolia Baptist Church, located at 538 E. 10th Street in Apopka at 3:00 pm.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Clarence Thomas Hamilton, III

Clarence Thomas Hamilton III, age 63, of Orlando, passed away Friday, August 28th, 2020 at Orlando Regional Medical Center,   He was born in Cincinnati, OH, the son  of Norettie (Brewer) and the late Clarence T. Hamilton, Jr. and was employed as an industrial machinist.  

Clarence is preceded in death by his sister Debbie Farris and leaves to cherish his memory, mother Norettie (Brewer) McEntyre of Orlando; daughter Tanya Hamilton of Orlando;  sister Robin Miller of Mt. Dora; two brothers Tim Hamilton of Sanford,  David Hamilton, of Orlando; 4 grandchildren.

Public visitation will be held at 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Forrest officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Lake Hill Cemetery, Orlo Vista.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Kimberly Fant-Jeremie

Kimberly Fant-Jeremie, age 53, of Orlando, FL passed away Friday, August 14th, 2020 at Orlando Regional Medical Center, She was born in New York, NY, the daughter of Henrietta Fant-Battle  and the late Robert Benjamin Fant and moved to Orlando in 2000.  On March 14, 2002 she was united in holy matrimony to Bernard Jeremie and to that union one child was born named Amisha Naomi Jeremie. She was employed in the health care industry as an administrator.

Kimberly leaves to cherish her memory, mother Henrietta Fant-Battle of New York, husband Bernard Jeremie of Orlando; two daughters, Amisha Naomi Jeremie of Orlando, Cynthia Adele Fant of Bronx, NY; and Bernard's children, Heather Nicole Jeremie, Bernard Justice Jeremie, Joseph Jeremie, and two grandchildren. Kimberly leaves a host of other relatives and friends in New York and her Bethel Gospel Assembly family.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home at 3:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 4:00 pm with Pastor Stovelleo (Jake) Stovall  of God Is Able Ministry officiating . 





"It Is Well With My Soul"

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Jared Scott Larson

                                                          

It is with great sadness that the family of Jared Larson,  age 33,  announces he joined his Lord and Savior on August 20th, 2020. Jared leaves behind his wife and two small children, whom he loved dearly. Jared and his wife met while attending Auburn University and their family could be found cheering on his beloved Tigers every Fall. As season ticket holders they regularly traveled to the loveliest village on the plains to attend home football games.

While at Auburn, Jared double majored in Economics and Finance and went on to work in the financial industry directly out of college. He was most recently employed as a Regional Wealth Consultant at LPL Financial. He cherished the personal relationships he formed over the years and had long lasting friendships from all areas of his life. In his free time, he loved swimming and reading with his kids. Additionally, Jared was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling with friends to play a variety of courses around the county. If Jared was not with his family, working, or floating in the pool - you could find him on the golf course. 

A Memorial Service in memory of Jared will be held on Saturday August 29, 2020 at 11:00am at First Baptist Orlando, 3000 S. John Young Pkwy Orlando, FL 32805. A live stream of the service will also be available at  https://www.firstorlando.com/larson/ .

Two locations have been set up for those who desire to make memorial donations in memory of Jared.

Orlando Health

https://orlandohealth.formstack.com/forms/jared_larson

If you wish to mail a donation please write “In memory of Jared Larson” on the memo line and mail to 3160 Southgate Commerce Blvd. Suite 50 Orlando, FL 32806.

Auburn University

Please make donations to the Auburn University Foundation for the Jared Scott Larson Endowed Scholarship at Auburn University.  Checks can be sent to Auburn University Foundation at 317 S College St. Auburn, AL  36849 or you can go online at auburn.edu and give to Auburn.

 

 

 

  

 

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Hector Reinelio Lopez

Hector Reinelio Lopez, age 51, of Orlando, passed away on Sunday, August 16th, 2020.  He was born in Manhattan, NY the son of Mercedes (Sanchez) and Reinelio Hector Lopez and was employed in construction.

Hector leaves to cherish his memory, parents Hector and Mercedes Lopez of Dominican Republic; sister Ada Lopez-Sanchez and brother Clark Lopez, both of New York; 

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Sunday, August 23, 2020 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm with Dr. Bob Riddle officiating.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Ward Allen Johnson

Born August 6,1958 in Rockford Illinois passed away July 2020 in Orlando, Florida. At age 5, Ward moved to Redding, California... life was good... In 1967 Ward and family on Route 66, headed to what would be home for the next 53 years, Orlando, Florida. Orlando was different then.

  Still young, Ward married Cheryl Marhofer, the mother of his son that survives him today. Foster Johnson age 39. Ward is preceded in death by his parents Glenn Gordon Johnson Sr. and Esther Elizabeth (Betty) Forrest, two 1/2 brothers Steven Forrest of Massachusetts and William (Bill) Forrest of Winnipeg, Canada. Nephew William (Billy) Colton Johnson passed away at 19.

  Along with his son Foster, Ward is survived by his brother Glenn Gordon Johnson Jr., sister in law's Anna Twana Johnson and Erica Forrest, nephew's Steven Johnson and Michael Forrest and favorite and only niece Renee Hart-Ellenburg, Great nephews Dustin, William, Bradly, Joey, Jace, and Wade and one Great niece Reagin. Reagin and William's mother Jennifer Johnson also held a special place in Ward's heart.

  Ward also had an extended family, The Treadwells, The Hughs, The Rucks, The Lange's, and Tom, Beth, Ryan, Robert and Everyone at Watkins. Long time Friends Jack Raymond, Ted Cook, Bill Spain, Mike O'Toole, Bob Scott and all that knew him.

  In Ward's life neighbors, customers, and even businesses like Griffis auto and Charlie's Bakery all became friends and actually family. Dogs were often treated to sausages and cats, well...

The family will be remembering the life of Ward Allen Johnson on August 15, 2020 at 1 pm at Redemption Church located at 24313 E Colonial Dr. Christmas, FL 32709. All friends and family are invited to attend and share in the memories of his life.  

 Thank you all for being a part of his life   

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Kenneth Douglas Johnson

He was born Kenneth Douglas Johnson, of a farm family during the depression years in Plainwell, Michigan, in a Salvation Army hospital, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Frances Helen Glynn on  January 17, 1931.

From ages 14 to 19, he worked part time for retail stores and other labor jobs.  He also delivered coal at a local feed store, and working nights at local and Kalamazoo bowling alleys.  He once worked for the New York Central and the Pennsylvania Railroads, doing track laying and maintenance labor, of which the only comfort was sitting on the railroad tie and eating a cold sandwich in a minus 20 degree storm storm.  He once made application to the local office of the Royal Canadian Police as a janitor.  One of his last jobs was working for the Plainwell Valley Metal Products Company assembly line and drafting work.

1946 - 1947, During his high school years he attended Kalamazoo College Night School in the machine shop drafting and automotive mechanics trades.  He graduated from High School at the age of 17.  At age 19 he and two other classmates joined the U.S. Air Force and after two weeks of basic training at Lackland A.F.B., San Antonio, Texas before being sent to McDill A.F.B., Tampa, Florida to await 1 1/2 years for his security clearance to top secret so that he could enter communications school at Scott A.F.B., in Bellview, Illinois, near St. Louis, Missouri.  Returning to McDill A.F.B., Tampa, Florida he later went on a short trip movement overseas to Gander A.F.B. Newfoundland.

Upon leaving the Air Force with an Honorable Discharge, with a rank of Airman First Class (A/1C); he re-enrolled at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida in 1954.  During this time as a full time student he preceded to work in several various engineering type drafting fields.  Some were with the Florida Highway Department, and an aircraft mechanics helper at Bartow A.F.B., Florida.  During this period at college, he started a photographic business catering to student activities.  After three years he left college and moved to Orlando where he worked for the next 23 years in the Aerospace/Defense fields for 11 Aircraft and Electronic Companies and Cape Canaveral, Florida, doing engineering drafting, photographic and graphic arts proposal work.

1980-1986, During this time in 1980, while working for the Walt Disney Company as a design draftsman under the supervision of three directors, that Ken reapplies to F.S.C. to continue his undergraduate studies and in 1983 graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.  At this time (1983-1986),  he continued his schooling with Webber College, Babson Park, Florida, graduating with a Masters Degree in Business and Marketing/Advertising, completing both degrees in a short 6 years.  In the next two years he became Florida Certified to teach K-12 in schools.

1971 to Present, As a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and as a member of the Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club; he served 14 years as an executive officer organizing and promoting several monthly matches and participating in many meetings across the state earning him various classifications.  Ken and eight other members were instrumental in moving the club to its present Orlando location from the Windermere, Florida area.  In about 1979, they established the first 600 year high power rifle range in Florida, helping to benefit the Florida High Power Association.

1986 to Present, Reproduction of the Southern News, a college newspaper, Lakeland, Florida printed:  In 1983 Kenneth "Ken" Johnson retired in 1996 after working for Orange County as an engineering technician in the design engineering department.  Ken began his studies at FSC in 1954 but worked for 23 years int he Defense Aerospace Industry receiving training in drafting, electronics, engineering, accounting, business, and technical illustrating before returning in 1980 to complete his degree.  He then went on to earn a Masters degree from Webber College.  In 1986 Ken was substituting in the Orange County School system 2 or 3 days a week.

Mr. Kenneth Johnson is survived by two half brothers, David A. Flora of Plainwell, Michigan, Jeffrey E. Flora of Kalamazoo, Michigan; and a half sister Darlene A. Takacs of Rossville, Georgia.  

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Patricia Jean Meier

Patricia Jean Meier, 80, passed away on July 29th, 2020, in Oakland, FL.  Patricia was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 28, 1940.  She moved to the Central Florida area in 1978.  While in Florida, she was a business owner and a member of the American Business Women’s Association.  She was also a single mother, successfully raising six children. She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Meier, her mother and father, Helen and John Shuert, and her brothers and sister-in-law, William Shuert, Bert Shuert, and Eileen Shuert.  Patricia is survived by her sister, Carol Lipsit, her six children, Kenneth King (Susan), Rex King, Royce King, Wayne King (Amy), Patrice Tindall (Glenn), Gregory King, 17 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.  This tremendous loss is felt deeply by her entire family, and she will be dearly missed.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Jaikalia Jaikalia

Jaikalia Jaikalia, age 89, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, August 2nd, 2020.  She  was born in DeWillem, Guyana  the daughter of the late Kanchanie (Misir)  and Ludur  Singh.

Jaikalia leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters Usha Banjangi of Orlando, Asha Maraj of Guyana; son Satya Persaud of Orlando;  7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A Traditional Hindu service will be held from 9:00:00 to 11:30 am on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Myrna M. Roman

Myrna M Roman, age 77, of Orlando, FL, passed away Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.  She was born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, the daughter  of the late Epifania (Ferrer)  and Jose  Zapata and worked in hospital medical records.

Public Viewing will be held 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, August 3rd, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando.  The funerall mass will be held 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando, FL  with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will follow the mass at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Desmond Everett Chung

Desmond Everett Chung, age 73, of Orlando,  passed away Sunday, July 19th, 2020 at Health Central in Ocoee.  He was born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica,  on December 1, 1946 the son of Inez Hanson and was employed in construction.

Desmond is  survived by two daughters, Corrinne Chung, Tanisha Braham;  two sons Everett Chung, Rackeish Chung, two sisters Barbara Hanson, Melanie Black;  two brothers Albert Rose, Richard Smith, all of Orlando; he is also survived by 4 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL .  The funeral service will follow visitation with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Mahendra Budhai

Mahendra Budhai, age 41, of Orlando, FL passed away Saturday, July 25th, 2020.   He was born in Georgetown, Guyana, the son of Sookbai (Chetram)  and Tikaram Budhai and was employed as a clinical engineer in the health/hospital industry. 

Mahendra is survived by and leaves to cherish his memory, wife Nandranie (Pitambar)  Budhai, daughter, Kaitlyn Budhai, two sons Kaden Budhai, Brandon Budhai, all of Orlando;   He is also survived by two sisters, Sara Budhai of Titusville, Veronica Ramasco  and brother Robin Budhai both of Orlando.

Service will be held 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL  with Pandit Jeet Persaud officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery Winter Garden, FL. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

John Guy Samson


John Guy Samson, of Orlando, age 55, passed away on Sunday, July 12 2020.  He was born in the Metropolitan area of Detroit, Michigan, the son of Gerald Joseph and Mary Agnes (Lajoie) Samson.  John was a graduate of Garden City High School, Henry Ford Community College with a degree in Graphic Art, & Schoolcraft Community College.


He served in the US Navy on the USS O’Brien in the Gulf War.  His former employment includes, Dormkaba (Safelok) as a trade show coordinator in Orlando & Michigan; Steel Industries as the Art Director/Marketing Coordinator in Michigan and Murrays/Aco also in Michigan as the Retail Store Manger.  John was also a member of the Masonic Order of Demolay, Masonic Lodge 172 (Dearborn, Michigan), Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

John had loyalty and love for his family, his many friends in Michigan and Florida. Passion for his home, gardening, cooking, art, wrote poetry, avid fan of rock and heavy metal music. Enjoyed concerts and cruising on his Harley Davidson with friends. His legacy lives on as an organ donor. May there be comfort in knowing someone so special will never be forgotten.

John is predeceased by his parents,  Gerald Joseph Samson; Mary Agnes (Lajoie) Samson; Sister, Lillian Patricia (Samson) Merchant; Niece, Kirsten Joi (Williams) Pohutski and leaves to cherish his memory, sisters: Mary Christina (Samson) Williams, Joyce Susan (Samson) Zrnich (Michael); nieces and nephews: Theodore Craig Stephen Williams, Theresa Sharon (Williams) Serafimovski (Dean), Chloe Renee Zrnich, Stephanie Lynn (Merchant) Jones, Kylia Joi Zrnich, Nathaniel Louis Zrnich, Priscilla Joi Pohutski, Jacob Dean Serafimovski, Lauren Elizabeth Serafimovski, Sammy B. Jones III, Robert John Guy Jones, Samantha Rose Pokerwinski, Alexander Joseph Blanchett.

The family will hold a private Celebration of Life Gathering at a later date.  Memorial Donations can be made to any charity of choice.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Leontine Marie Quant

Leontine Marie Quant, age 73 of Orlando, FL passed away on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at AdventHealth Hospital in Apopka, She was born in Aberdeen Maryland, the daughter of Calvin Day Gibson and Alice Marie Parks and was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Her beautiful smile, warm personality, and her selflessness brought so much joy to her loved ones and those who knew her. She was loved by so many people and her vibrant soul, was one who could light up a room whenever she entered. She will continue to light up the lives of the ones she loved as our angel.

Her life and legacy will be forever cherished in the lives of the ones she left behind. Leontine is survived by her children Shanize S. Rolle-Rodriguez, Donald Rolle, Latanya Quant-Green, Doris Rolle; Siblings Sharon Parks, Ontranette Thompson; grandchildren Deion L. Simmons, Chardonnay M. Davis, Kayla C. Rodriguez, Donald L. Rolle III, Montrell D. Rolle, DeZha A. Rolle, Jada Rolle, Daequan A. Rolle, Eboni Quant, Brian Little, Tanisha Green, Deshawn Quant, Tawanya Green, Tannicqua Ferguson, Robin Green, Alliance Ferguson; great grandchildren Nehemiah Simmons, Montrell D. Rolle Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews and loving friends.

Calling Hours
Saturday, July 18, 2020
11:00 am until 1:00 pm
Dobbs Funeral Home

Facial Coverings Required

Monday, June 29, 2020

Maria Roldan

Maria Roldan, age 91, of Orlando, FL passed away Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at Palm Gardens of Orlando.  She was born in St. Lawrence, Puerto Rico,  the daughter of the late Ramona (Contreas)  and Carmello  Gonzalez and worked as a cafeteria attendant in a university.  

Maria leaves to cherish her memory, husband Cirilo Roldan of Orlando; four daughters, Margaret Roldan, Teresa Stefanidis, Judy Rosa all of New York, Helen Carrero of Jacksonville; four sons Pedro Roldan of Orlando, William Roldan of New York, George Roldan, of Washington State,  Ernesto Gonalez of New York; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  

The family will be receiving friends  from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida  on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Clarence George Muir, Jr.

Clarence George Muir, Jr., age 74, of Orlando, FL passed away Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 in Orlando.  Clarence was born in Kingston, Jamaica,  on September 8, 1945, the son of the late Jane (Ballentine) and Clarence Muir Williams.  He was member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church Orlando and employed as an airline mechanic.

Clarence is  survived by his wife Rose (Sibbles) Muir of Orlando; two sons Clarence G. Muir, III; Christopher Muir, both of New York; daughter Georgette Muir-Banks of New Jersey, sister Evelyn Muir of Orlando; brother Ludlow Muir of Orlando and  5 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 10:30 - 11:30 am, followed by the funeral mass at 11:30 am on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Orlando, FL .  Interment will follow the mass at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery Gotha, FL. 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Helen John

Helen John, age 75, of Metairie, Louisiana, passed away Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at the home of her nephew in Orlando, FL.   She was born in Harlem, New York, the daughter of the late Mary (Nefedro)  and Joe  Pete and was a homemaker.

Helen leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Terry Pete, of Metairie, LA;  sister Sally Pete of Clearwater, FL;  13 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am on Friday, June 26th, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL .  Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery. 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Roderick Raymond Combs, Jr.

Roderick Raymond Combs, Jr., age 94, of Orlando, Florida passed away Sunday, June 14th, 2020 at Cornerstone Hospice at Health Central, in Ocoee, Florida.  He was born in Kentucky, the son of the late Ethel (Owens)  and Roderick R. Combs, Sr and was employed as an aeronautical engineer at Martin Marietta.

Roderick leaves his loving wife Bertha Ann (Lutes) Combs of Orlando to cherish his memory along with three daughters, Barbara Ann Combs-Alward of Seattle, WA, Margaret Ray Combs of Seattle, WA, Camela (Cami) Cay Wass, of Windermere;  two sons Roderick R. Combs, III, and James Owens Combs, both of Orlando; two sisters, Audrea Spicer of Los Angeles; Barbara Faye Combs of Louisville, KY; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020  at 10:00 am, followed by an 11:00 am funeral service at Family Church - Windermere Campus (First Baptist Church of Windermere),  FL  with Pastor Ray Lloyd officiating.  (Please check back for times).  Interment will follow the service at Dr. Phillips Cemetery in Orlando.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Sandra Diane Robinson

Sandra Diane Robinson, age 44, of Orlando, FL passed away Monday, June 8th, 2020.  She was born in Orlando, the daughter of Curtis Dale Farris, of Orlando and the late Debra  (Hamilton.) and was the owner of a food sales company.  

Sandra leaves to cherish her memory, husband Bernard Robinson of Orlando; two daughters, Alexus Trimboli, Alize Vicens, of Orlando;  son ,Bishop Farris, two sisters, Debbie Renae Farris,  Crystal Farris,   brother Billy Farris; and 1 grandchild Blayze Farris all of Orlando

The funeral service will held at 10:30 am with Dr. Jerry R. Forest Sr., Pastor, officiating, followed by visitation with the family at  11:30 am on Saturday, June 13th, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will follow the service at Lake Hill Cemetery.  

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Victoria Marion Scelta

Victoria Marion Scelta, age 68, of Winter Garden, Florida passed away Sunday, June 7th, 2020 at AdventHealth Orlando,  She was born in  Brooklyn, New York the daughter of the  late Lucy (Rizzuto)  and Dominic  Lago and was employed as receptionist for a Catholic Cemetery.  Victoria leaves to cherish her memory husband Frank Scelta of Winter Garden.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 5:00p with Deacon Larry Herbert officiating.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Vichit Hongsranont

Vichit Hongsranont, age 73, of Orlando passed away Monday, June 1st, 2020  at   Cornerstone Hospice at Health Central in Ocoee, FL.   He was born in Thailand,  the son of the late Supatra and Yanyong  Hongsranont and was employed for over 40 years as a banquet captain at Walt Disney World.

Vichit leaves to cherish his memory, wife Anchuree Ratana; two daughters Vanda Hongsranont,  Vichida Hongsranont; three sons Vim Hongsranont, Verachai Hongsranont, and Noppajorn Hongsranont, all of Orlando. 

The memorial service will be announced when it is scheduled. 

Flowers may be sent to:
Wat Florida Dhammaram
2421 Old Vineland Road
Kissimmee, Florida 34746







Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Pastor David Lloyd Arlington


David Lloyd Arlington, age 71, passed away on May 29, 2020.  He was born in Middleborough, Massachusetts, the son of Ralph and Eleanor (Peterson) Arlington.   

Above all else, David loved Jesus. He was a proud husband and father of four. He was a pastor and chaplain for 50 years and with a smile and a kind heart, he could talk to anyone and took every opportunity to share his faith in Jesus. He spent his free time enjoying his family and friends. He  loved fishing and the outdoors, especially in New England. David was always there to encourage, counsel and to pray with any one in need. He loved his family with all his heart and never missed an opportunity to let them know.

David leaves to cherish his memory, wife Kimberly (Bryant) Arlington of Orlando; daughter Tammy Arlington of Orlando; sons Michael Arlington of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, Aaron Arlington of Orlando, Jesse Arlington of North Stonington, Connecticut; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

We would like to thank Doctors Jeff Brady, Pradip Jamnadas, David Varnagy, and Gary Young, who provided excellent care for David during his illnesses.

A 5:00 pm memorial service will be held at Church at the Cross on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 with Pastor Dexter Johnson Officiating.  The church is located at 700 Good Homes Road, Orlando FL 32818.

Richard Thomas Targett

Richard Thomas Targett, 74, of Lake Mary, Florida, died May 30, 2020.   Rick was born June 18, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA to Anna-Marie (Walls-Targett) McKenna and Richard Targett. 

He grew up in Philadelphia, graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1966. Rick served aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59) as a yeoman and was honorably discharged 4 years later. He began civilian work with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) where he remained until early retirement.


He married Linda Kerr in 1966 and they had 4 daughters: Jeanne-Marie, Jill, Kimberly and Linda.  He was an avid bowler in his young adult life as well as a life-long Philadelphia Phillies baseball fan.  Later in life he relocated to Florida where he enjoyed spending his days sitting by the pool soaking up the warmth of the sun.


Rick is survived by his daughters Jeanne-Marie Targett, Jill Fortunato and Kimberly Targett, his grandchildren Samantha and Joseph Fortunato, his brother Edward Walls (married to Bettina), and companion Mary (Archambault) Wolfe. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his daughter Linda Targett-Royce (married to Raymond). 


A graveside Catholic service will be held for Rick with full Military Honors at Resurrection Cemetery on Wednesday June 10, 2010 at 11:00 am. 




   











Monday, May 11, 2020

Harry Robert Bumba


Harry Robert Bumba, age 79, of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 at Orlando Regional Medical Center.  He was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Eva (Roman)  and John  Bumba, served in the U.S. Army and and was employed as a financial auditor.

Harry leaves to cherish his memory, wife Barbara Becker of Orlando; daughter Beth Sullivan (John)  of Winter Garden;  son Edward Bumba of Orlando; and  2 grandchildren, T.J. and Megan Sullivan of Winter Garden.

The family will be receiving friends at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am with Father Sal Pignatto officiating.  Interment will follow the service with military honors at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gotha, Florida.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the SPCA.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Denise Margaret (Zilka) Vargo


Denise Margaret (Zilka) Vargo, age 51, passed peacefully the morning of Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 in Longwood, Florida. She resided in vicinity of Longwood for the past 20 years. Denise was born the 17th of December 1968 to Richard and Loretta (Krall) Zilka in Lorain, Ohio, but who now reside in Clermont, Florida. She graduated from Admiral King High School Class of 1987.

Denise was employed for the last 20 years at Lake Mary High School where she greatly impacted the lives of many students, faculty and more as Secretary in the Discipline Office. Denise was an avid reader, crushed ice enthusiast and a professional deal finder. She will be remembered for her compassion for others, heart of gold and outgoing personality. A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten. She is survived by her parents, her children Edward and Devin and sister Monica (Phil) Heinrich.

A private service will be held by Father Sal Pignatto of Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church at Dobbs Funeral Home of Orlando on Wednesday, May 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM followed by interment at Oak Hill Cemetery in Clermont, Florida. Online condolences can be left on Dobbs Funeral Home website. Memorial donations can be made out to any charity of choice.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Peggy Ann LaValle

Peggy Ann LaValle, age 72, of Winter Springs, Florida passed away Saturday, April 25th, 2020 at Advent Health Winter Park, Winter Park. Peggy was born in Akron, Ohio August 13, 1947. Moved to Florida in 1980 where she worked as a CFO for a number of companies in Central Florida until she retired. 

She was predeceased by her Son Chad LaValle. Peggy is survived by her son Michael McNutt and daughter-in-law Maribel McNutt; her 2 granddaughters Amber Burgess and Ashley Orlando; great granddaughter Alivia Orlando; sister in law Janet Kniceley, and many other family and friends. She enjoyed dancing, reading, country music and watching old tv shows. 

A memorial service is planned for a later date.

Darrell Wayne Hewitt, Sr.


Darrell “Butch” Wayne Hewitt, Sr., age 78, passed away at his home in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, April 18th, surrounded by family.

Butch was born on July 17th, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland to Ross and Hilda Hewitt. He grew up in Rosedale, MD with his siblings: Tommy, Kenny, Ross (Pepe), and Sharon. He received his GED from the United States Army when he joined in 1959. He was stationed in Panama where he met his wife, Zenny, and had two sons, Wayne and Bobby. After moving back to Baltimore, Maryland in 1963, they had 3 more children: Nancy, Kevin, and Dale. Butch retired from the military in 1964. He then became an automotive mechanic from 1965-1974, followed by a career working for a mobile trailer fabrication company for the next 5 years. His last career was in the convention & trade show industry as an operations manager from 1979 until 2008 when he retired from work completely. He and his wife Zenny moved to Orlando, Florida in 1989 where they have lived ever since.

Butch was an amazing and much- loved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, and friend to so many. He was stubborn, but wise. His voice was so calming, and he meant the most to so many and was the glue in his family. He loved each and every one of us in a unique way, and never failed to remind us of that. He liked to play the tough role, but was always full of laughter. No matter what the conversation was, it was a goal to hear his laughter at least once before ending a phone call with him. Butch cherished his grandchildren and great- grandchildren very deeply, they brought him all the happiness he could ask for and were one of the main highlights of his days. Butch always joked around about buying them a one- way ticket to Florida. We mourn the loss of Butch’s life and presence in our lives, but we are blessed to celebrate the life we shared with him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Tommy and Kenny, his son Dale, and his grandchildren Jeffery and Robert. He is survived by his wife, Zenny, his siblings, Ross (Pepe) and Sharon, his children: Wayne, Bobby, Nancy, and Kevin; his 11 grandchildren, and his 24 great- grandchildren.

If you would like to donate in memory of Butch, his family asks that you make donations to:
The National Foundation for Cancer Research in his name: https://secure.nfcr.org/page/contribute/Honor-and-Memorial-Gifts

Friday, April 24, 2020

Melvin Cass Butler, Sr.

Melvin Cass Butler, Sr., age 73, of Orlando, FL, passed away Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at Orlando Health at Dr. Phillips.  A lifelong Floridian, he was born in Live Oak, FL  the son of the late Cassie (Kettles)  and Pink  Butler.  Melvin served in the U.S. Army and was employed as a driver for a trucking company.

Melvin is predeceased by his brother Sam Butler (2011) and leaves to cherish his memory, wife Deborah (Johnson) Butler of Orlando; two daughter Deidre Butler of Houston, TX, Sandrell Butler of Orlando;  son Melvin Butler, Jr., of Perry, GA;   brother Sam Butler of Orlando; and is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren

Public visitation will be held 11:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 25th, 2020  at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL .  As Melvin is a veteran, military honors will commence promptly at 1:00 pm.

PLEASE NOTE:  Activties During COVID-19 Emergency.

Executive Order 20-91 from the Office of our Governor........ we will only allow 10 individuals in at a time to enter the funeral home.    We must adhere to these guidelines so that we all can remain safe and secure during this crisis.





Monday, April 20, 2020

Cecil Rampersaud Naraine

Cecil Rampersaud Naraine, age 95, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, April 19th, 2020 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee. Mr. Cecil Rampersaud Naraine, started his life during an extreme humble era on December 1, 1924 in British Guiana. He grew up during the time of World War 2 and the worldwide great depression. He dropped out of secondary school so that he could go to work in the sugarcane fields in order to support his family. Later on, he became a police officer under the British rule and progressed through the rank to detective and presidential bodyguard. In 1969, he retired from the police force and migrated to the United States of America.
        
He was a pioneer in the true sense. He left Guyana in October 1969 to seek a better life for his family in America. He literally came to this country with only his suitcase and today, he fulfilled his dream and really made a name for himself. He selflessly sacrificed and paved the way for others to follow. Now today, many can look back and attribute their existence and success to him.

As he aged gracefully, he wanted a better quality of life for himself so he moved to Florida in 2003. He celebrated his 95th birthday on 1 December 2019, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Today, he succumbed to his illness and died in the place where he always wanted to be.  

He was one of eight siblings and is survived by an older brother, Mr. Harry Persaud, younger sister, Mrs. Pauline Ramrattan and spouse Hilda Singh. He was married to the late Mrs. Dhanie Lilkumar Naraine and Patricia L. Naraine. His children are Shamdai T. Doobay, Kenneth J. Naraine, Roy K. Naraine, Maurice A. Naraine, Ruth I. Rupnarain, Sandra L. Kopec, Felix S. Naraine, Elizabeth Naraine, Patricia Budhan, David T. Singh, Sandra Sunchit, Carol Latchman and Terry Singh. He is a grandfather and great grandfather.


An 11:00 am funeral service will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by cremation with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Phillip George Horie

Phillip George Horie, age 67, of Winter Park, FL passed away Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at Advent Health Winter Park.  He was born in Kingston, Jamaica,  the son of the late Carmen (Singh)  and William  Horie and employed as a radio broadcaster. 

Phillip leaves to cherish his memory, three sons Phillip Horie of Winter Park,  Neil Horie of San Antonio, Lawrence Horie of Winter Park; three sisters Monica Pennacchio of Winter Park, Lola Campbell of Ft. Lauderdale,Etta Hill of Ft. Lauderdale;  five brothers Herman Hourie of Ft. Lauderdale, Patrick Hourie of Kissimmee, David Hourie of New York, Albert Hourie of Kingston, Jamaica, Norman Hourie, of Orlando and survived by 1 grandchild.

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 am until 11:30 am on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home followed by interment at Glen Haven Cemetery.

Camille Josephine Tornatore

Camille Josephine Tornatore, age 72, of Winter Garden, FL passed away Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at The Courtyard, Orlando.   She was born in Brooklyn, NY the daughter  of the late Josephine (Marzullo)  and Salvatore  Romano and was employed as a secretary.

Camille leaves to cherish her memory,  two daughters Juliette Antilla of Marshall, MI,  Angela Anderson of Winter Garden;  son,Paul Tornatore of Winter Garden; two sisters Marion Golfinopoulos of Vero Beach, Josette Federico, of Kings Park, NY;  3 grandchildren: Erika Anderson, Nalaie Anderson both of Winter Garden and Kayla Antilla of MIchiganj

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday, April 6, 2020 followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Deacon Larry Herbert officiating.   Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Gesner Mares

GESNER MARES, age 82, of Kissimmee, Florida passed away Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at Colonial Lakes Health Care in Winter Garden,   He was born in LAGONAVE, HaITI,  on June 27, 1937, the son of the late Carmel del Carmeze and Guerier Jean Jacques. 

Gesner Mares was a great baker and a farmer, he was an extremely hardworking men and father who loves his family dearly, loving father and friends. In 1980 he and his wife Philomene left their children back home in Haiti to come here to the States so his children could have a better life than he did.  This is the kind of man he was, selfless when it come to his children and wife. Gesner Mares was loved by everyone who knew him he was very friendly, caring, and giving... and a very funny guy who loved to make everyone around him laugh with his corny jokes.  He loved the outdoors, as he was a nature man at heart . He will be missed by countless. Now, the almighty has called him to his heaven. May his soul Rest In Peace.

Gesner is preceded in death by his parents and his wife-Philomene Francois.  He leaves behind,  7 children, Camy Mares, Jeanty Mares, Garry Mares, Cutel Mares, Marie Carmelle Fleurima, Violine Philo Mares-Marc, Noucheka Louis Jeune; 12 grandchildren,  Gabriella Mares, Garlens Mares, Monica Mares, Cutel Jr Mares, Naimah Mares, Hannah Mares, Johnathan Mares, Garmimar Mares, Godric Marc, Shania Louis Jeune, James Louis Jeune, Ciara Louis Jeune; and 1 great grandchild Jaeden Mares.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am with Rev. Dr. Charles Jones officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

PLEASE NOTE:  Activties During COVID-19 Emergency.

Executive Order 20-91 from the Office of our Governor........ we will only allow 10 individuals in at a time to enter the funeral home.    We must adhere to these guidelines so that we all can remain safe and secure during this crisis.