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.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Kaycee Rebekah Winger

Kaycee Rebekah Winger, age 36, passed away on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.  She was born on March 31st, 1983, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, to Wayne and Betty Kaye (Duncan) Winger.  She was a 2001 graduate of Kittanning Senior High School. 

Kaycee loved her friends and family, especially her three children.  She was a devoted fan of country star Brantley Gilbert and a member of the BG Nation.  She loved the outdoors, whether she was strolling barefoot on the beach or skipping stones across Buttermilk Falls.  She attended God’s House Orlando and was active in women’s ministries at the church.  She had an infectious smile, and a heart that couldn’t contain all the love she had to pour out on the world.

She is survived by her parents, Wayne and Betty Kaye Winger; two brothers, Matthew and Erik; and her three beautiful children, Ryleigh, Trey and Fallon Winger.  The family will have a private service on March 29th, 2020 at 2pm at God’s House Orlando, and will livestream the service on the church’s website ( for those who wish to watch from home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate in Kaycee’s memory to the church family she so loved, God’s House Orlando (

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Daniel Chester Abel

Daniel Chester Abel, age 62, of Apopka, FL passed away Monday, March 16th, 2020 in  Orlando. He was born in Alliance, Ohio, the son of the late Carleen (Turk)  and Ronald E. Abel and was employed as a salesman.

Daniel leaves to cherish his memory, wife Debbie  (Cauley) Abel of Apopka; daughter Trisha Roney (Jason) of Oviedo; son Brett Abel of Tampa; sister Darcy Hunter (Eric), of Tampa; two brothers Jay Abel (Molly of Clermont,  Rick Abel (Sally) of Orlando;  2 grandchildren Jake Ball of Oviedo and Ellie Roney of Oviedo.

A private family service will be held and a Celebration of Life for Danny will be held at a later date. Thank you for your understanding in these trying times. Please stay safe.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Helen Ivie Ogbole Edovia

Helen Ivie Ogbole Edovia, age 73 of Orlando, passed away January 24, 2020.  She was born in Egoro-Naoka, Nigeria the daughter of Ogbole and Ekekomen Adodo and was employed as a school teacher.  

Helen leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Philomena Inegbe, Anthonia Emuan both of Orlando, Martina Odiase, Stella Shaibu both of Canada, Jane Odion Okah-Okonkwo, Janet Akhere Esekhaigbe both of Nigeria; son Peter Edovia of London England; 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild Ethan Michael Oseghale Okah-Okonkwo.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. A 10:00 am viewing will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church before the funeral mass at 10:30 am on Friday, March 20, 2020.  The church is located at 1501 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando FL 32828.  Interment will follow the mass at Greenwood Cemetery.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Joseph Ryan Ballant

Joseph Ryan Ballant, age 83, passed away on March 11, 2020 at his home in Winter Garden.  “Ryan” was born in Brownsville, Pa. to Joseph and Margaret Ballant.  He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Priscilla Ballant.  He leaves her to cherish his memory along with their four children, Joe, Patrick, Mary(Carl), Leslie(Mark) and eleven grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd. Orlando.  The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden.

 In lieu of floral tributes, the family suggests making a donation in his honor to or Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden, Fl.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Walter Edward "Pete" Martin

Walter Edward "Pete" Martin of Ocoee, FL., born February 10, 1936 and departed this life March 8, 2020 at Health Central Hospital.  He was a Veteran of the United States Navy.  He was the son of Merritt and Zora Martin.  He was preceded in death by three brothers Lester Martin, Merritt Martin and Robert "Bob" Martin and one sister Rosemary Drake.  He leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Lelia and three daughters, Brenda (Wayne) Sharp of Ocoee, FL., Tina (Donny) Arsenault of Montverde, FL, Tracy (David) Hunter of Thomasville, GA., Eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and very special nieces Kathy Zirkle and Carla Drake.  Also surviving is a step-brother Sydney Martin and a step-sister Sarah Arant.  .

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Arsenault home in Montverde, FL.  All are welcomed to attend.  Interment will take place in West Virginia.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Ralph Raymond Garrett

Ralph Raymond Garrett, age 95, of Orlando, FL, passed away Sunday, March 1st,  2020 at Mike Conley Hospice House, in Clermont, Florida.  He was born in Sheldon Springs, VT the son of the late Lucy (Bushey)  and Carmi  Garrett.  Ralph was a veteran who  served in the U.S. Army Air Corp and employed as a life insurance district manager.

Ralph leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Kathleen Siclari of Shaftsberry, VT,  Rosanna Neal of Pownal, VT; three sons, Raymond Garrett of Blairsville, GA,  John Garrett of Eustis, FL,  Carmi Garrett of Astatula, FL; two sisters, Joyce Voyer of Bristol, CT, Jean Paquin of South Royalton, VT; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.  

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 am until 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Deacon Larry Herbert officiating.  Interment will be at Orlando Memorial Gardens Apopka, FL. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Kahlil Dean Beckford

Kahlil Beckford,30,of Winter Garden Fl, died February 21, 2020 as a result of complications related to sickle cell anemia.He was born December 5, 1989 in Montego-Bay,Jamaica; the son of Paul and Beverly (Henry) Beckford.

Having migrated to the US, He attended and graduated from West Orange High School in 2008, where he was a member of the Television Production team. He developed a passion for photography and television production, which he would carry with him for the rest of his life.

Most recently, Kahlil was an employee of Publix. He attended Metro West Church of the Nazarene as a child and young adult, and later on regularly attended services with his mother Beverly at First Baptist Orlando as he grew older.

Kahlil is survived by his mother Beverly and his sisters Sharlah, Anastajia and Shelby. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Viris and Leonard Henry, of Ocho Rios Jamaica. He is also survived by several close friends, a niece and nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando.   The viewing will be held on Saturday March 7 at 9:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church Orlando in the Henry Chapel.  The funeral service will be held at the same location at 10:00. A reception will follow in room 301 of Faith Hall at First Baptist Church Orlando.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Alesson Saint Ange' Bien-Aime

Alesson Saint Ange' Bien-Aime, age 80, of Orlando, Florida, passed away Monday, January 27th, 2020 at Florida Hospital East.   He was born in Jean Rabe, Haiti,  on February 4, 1939, a son of the late Mercedes (Ductan) and Elessia Bien-Aime.  Alesson was employed as a hospitality manager.

Alesson is  survived by and leaves to cherish his memory, three daughters, Melita Bien-Aime, Nancy Sanvil, both of Orlando, Hilda Bien-Aime of Miami; son Ericsson Bien-Aime, of Orlando; and brother, Wisler Bien-Aime of Ft. Lauderdale.   He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, and a host of other loving and caring family, extended family and friends both here and abroad.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:00 am followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando with Rev. Dr. Charles Jones, officiating. Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Repast will follow interment at the Golden Corral located at 7251 W.  Colonial Drive, Orlando FL 32818.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Russell Rosario Terrusa

Russell Rosario Terrusa, age 78, of Ocoee, FL passed away Monday, February 10th, 2020 at  home. He was born in Manhattan, NY, the son of the late Catherine (Lupo) and Thomas John Terrusa.  John was employed as a custodian with the public school system.  

Russell leaves to cherish his memory, wife Mary Ann (Gardner) Terrusa of Ocoee; daughter Teresa Marcelino, of Winter Garden;  son Thomas Terrusa, of Winter Garden; brother Robert Terrusa of Long Island.   He is also survived by 4 grandchildren Emily Terrusa, Kathryn Terrusa, Thomas Terrusa and Rafael Marcelino

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden, FL  with Father Vincenzo Ronchi officiating.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Gairy St. Aubyn Nembhard, Sr.

Gairy St. Aubyn Nembhard Sr. departed this life on Sunday February 2nd after a well fought health battle.

He is survived by his mother Erika. Brothers Paul, Franklin, Micheal, Raymond. Sisters Tania and Tasska. Children Stacy-Ann, Keresha , Sasha, Trudy-Ann, Gairy Jr.,Omari, Alex, AJ, and fifteen grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church of Orlando, located at 604 Jackson St, Orlando, FL 32805 February 22,2020 at 10 am.

Please no floral tributes are being received in lieu of floral tributes the family suggests making a donation in his honor to the American Diabetes Association,  .

Lastly, please note there will not be an interment immediately following this service as his final resting on this side is being reserved as a private family affair. We appreciate you understanding. Thank you for all your support and prayers.

Monday, February 10, 2020

John Anthony Borsellino

The universe gained a comet, no, rather a star so full of love and life that he could no longer be held in this small planet we call earth.  John Borsellino’s presence was so large that the Lord needed him to brighten the heavens.  The Lord gave him to us for a short time but in that time he made a mighty impact on all those who were blessed to know him.  The Lord called him on February 8, 2020.

Born in the Bronx, but raised in Brewster, NY, John was the oldest son of Santo and Rosalie Borsellino.  He loved to play baseball and football.  His love of the Yankees and the Giants began as a child and remained through good seasons and the bad.

After graduating from Brewster High School John decided to serve his country.  He joined the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii and served on the USS Rathburne.  He said that the time he spent molded him as the man he became.  He always remembered that time fondly and the bonds he made with his naval brothers could not be broken. 

When he finished his service he pursued his dream to work in the world of finance becoming a financial advisor.  He loved his work, his clients and especially his firm International Assets Advisory.  He put his knowledge and passion for business and helped to grow the life savings of so many over his 30 plus years in the business.

He always said that his life began one night at a street light on the Post Road in Greenwich, Connecticut.  He and his friend  were out and sitting in the car next to his was a young blonde girl named Michele.   The girl looked over and her life would be forever changed.  That young blonde girl fell in love with his wit, his passion for life and his empathy for others.  That young girl got to share a 24 year journey with the love of her life.  That young girl was treated like a princess and told she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen on a daily basis.  That young girl never left the house without hearing “I love you” and given a little peck on the lips.  Now, that not so young girl is heart broken that her love has left her.  Her only solace is knowing that the Lord has him in his arms.

For the last 20 years of that journey John and Michele’s world centered around three beautiful, smart and amazing girls.  Madison, Sydney & Alexandra were born one minute apart and each captured their fathers heart instantaneously.  The sparkle that would come in his eyes when mentioning them could energize a small city.  Nothing they did was short of miraculous.  Not sure if you were aware but no smarter children have been born before or since.  John loved to watch everything the girls did and felt that they were destined for greatness.  At age three when they were in ballet he could not understand why the Bolshoi didn’t invite them to perform. When they played basketball, well they were going to be starting for UConn.  As they grew John’s pride in them grew.  Alexandra was a star, she was going to be an EGOT winner before she was 30.  Madison of course was going to be an Olympic Gold Medalist in figure skating.  Sydney, well Sydney was going to be President and save the nation. 

The last five years saw many dreams of John’s turn into reality.  He loved seeing Alexandra on stage and performing, Madison skating and Sydney playing volleyball.  His chest puffed out when he saw Sydney give a speech as President of the National Honor Society and Madison give the Salutatorian address  at their high school graduation.  His heart ached when the girls left for college.

Now it is we whose hearts ache.  He will never see Madison graduate from Wake Forest University, Sydney present her thesis before the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College, and Alexandra perform on the Broadway stage.  I will have no more pecks on the lips.

John’s absence will be felt by many including: Wife Michele (Teny), daughters Madison, Sydney and Alexandra. Mother Rosalie Borsellino, brothers Santo and Louis (Colleen) many aunts, uncles and cousins, nieces and nephews.  He will be welcomed into heaven by his father Santo.


We will celebrate his life on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 6-8 pm at the Dobbs Funeral Home; 430 N. Kirkman Rd., Orlando, FL 32811.  A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 10:30 am at St. Andrews Catholic Church; 801 North Hastings, Orlando, Florida.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Madison, Sydney and Alexandra College Fund

He will be forever young.  He will be forever beautiful.  
He will be forever My Johnny.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Shirley Rachel Brock Rice

Shirley Rachel Brock Rice entered her new heavenly home Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 at the age of 81.

Shirley was born on August 24, 1938 of her parents Mavis Ara Howell & Huge Clenton Brock in Itta Bena a small city in Leflore County, Mississippi.  Shirley received Christ as her personal savior and was baptized at the age of 10 which led to her eventual acceptance to become a Minister of the Gospel of Christ.  Those who met her knew without a doubt she was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Shirley began working at 13 to support her mother and took on jobs that managers these days cannot compare to. She worked, went to school & nursed her mother for as long as she could but eventually had to quit school. Shirley left nothing unfinished and at the age of 50 earned her High School diploma!

Shirley was married to William Raymond Ride on the 18th of September, 1955 at the age of 17 in Lockhart, Fl and continued to work and complete PI correspondence studies and earned the Air Force Personal Affairs diploma. She never had the opportunity to work as a PI as Raymond feared it would be too dangerous.

In 1964 Shirley & Raymond became parents of their only child Jean.  Shirley was always planning new adventures, exploring new places and brought the love of Gods creation to her family.  Her  favorite pastimes we’re reading her bible, working in the church, sewing, traveling, cooking new dishes from her garden and taking care of her family.

Upon retirement she and Raymond took up wood working and occasionally went on the road selling their creations at festivals and scheduled preaching engagements at various churches throughout America.  

Shirley is survived by her daughter Jean Carol, son-in-law Sonny Matta, granddaughter April Nichole Stokes and her fiance' Del Beach, grandson Nicholas Adam Shagena, great granddaughter Harley Brianne Miller, great grandson Kodie Ray Miller,  great granddaughters Chelsea Aleyah Goetz and Braelynne Serenity Beach.  

Shirley will be missed immensely but the impact of her life lives on in each of us!

 Shirleys day of death or day of life is an anomoly as 02-02-2020 is the exact same backwards and forwards and no matter what Country format is used it is still the exact same.  The last time this happened was roughly 900 years ago!  

The family will be receiving friends at 2:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home located at 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando FL 32811.  Interment will follow the service at Ocoee Cemetery.

After the graveside service the family will go to 
Shirley’s church for dinner and fellowship

Park Ave Worship
117 N Park Ave
Apopka, Fl

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Don Sherman Haine

Don Sherman Haine, age 89, of Kissimmee, Florida, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 just three months after the death of his wife, Glenys.  Don  was born on April 12, 1930 in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania to Harry Edison and Amanda Jane Cable Haine.  Don was named after his grandfather, Finley Sherman Cable.  He grew up in Harmony, Pennsylvania and attended the Bloomfield Elementary one-room school. Later, the family moved into Ellwood City where Don attended Lincoln High School.  He left high school early to help with his father’s business, the Haine Oil Company.  Don was the delivery man and the family lived in an apartment above the business on 8th Street in Ellwood City, PA.

Don met and fell in love with Glenys Hughes and they married on August 5, 1949.  They had two children, Bonnie Lynn and Robert Sherman.  They both attended Riverside High School and later both graduated from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

Don was an active member of Calvin Presbyterian Church.  They built a home in Fombell, Pennsylvania and enjoyed that home for many years  They later decided to sell their home and move to sunny Florida where Donald was employed at a Water Treatment Plant.  One day they received a phone call offering Don a better place of employment in Danville, Kentucky.  They made the big decision to move there where Don was employed by the Matthews Conveyor Company and his wife, Glenys, was employed by Centre College in the Science Lab.

They eventually moved back to Orlando, Florida to retire.  And much to their surprise, they both obtained work at Walt Disney World MGM Studios (now Hollywood Studios) and enjoyed those years immensely.  Don for 10 years and wife, Glenys for 15 years.  Don said “I really enjoyed working for the mouse”.)  Glenys and Don celebrated their 70th wedding Anniversary in August of 2019 surrounded by many family and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Gunnett, who resided in Strongsville, Ohio, and John Haine from Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.  Don is survived by his sister, Marian Haine, who resides in Lockwood, Florida.

Don is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Lynn Dobi and her husband David and their three children, Joshua and spouse, Kerri; John and spouse, Becky, Jillian and spouse Grant Sutphin and Also surviving is a son, Robert Sherman Haine and wife, Barbara and their four children, Robbie (deceased in 2004)  and wife Bekah with spouse, Marc DeProspero, Nathan and spouse, Beckie, Donald and spouse, Sara; Jeremy and spouse, Diana, and several great grandchildren.

The Memorial Service for Don will be at his place of worship, First Baptist Church of Orlando/Marie Williams Chapel on Saturday February 8 at 1:00 pm.

Jerome Thomas Wytrwal, Jr.

Jerome Thomas Wytrwal, Jr., age 43, of Ocoee, FL, passed away Friday, January 31st, 2020 at Advent Health Hospice Orlando,  He is the son  of Theresa (Pugliese)  and Jerome T Wytrwal, Sr of Ocoee and was employed in sales.

In addition to his parents, Jerome leaves to cherish his memory, sister Lauren Eileen Wytrwal of Deltona; brother Stephen R Wytrwal of Winter Springs; and maternal grandparents Nicholas & Bernice Pugliese of Tangerine, FL

Visitation will be held  from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, February 7th, 2020 and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 followed by the funeral service which will be held at  11:00 AM at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL  with Father Ed McCarthy officiating.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Edward Joseph Ferone

Edward “Ed” Joseph Ferone, passed away at his home on Thursday, January 30th, surrounded by family and friends.

Ed was born on January 27, 1944, in Nashville, Tennessee to Carmine and Rose Ferone. Shortly after, his family relocated to New York City, where he spent most of his childhood. After graduating from the Citadel in 1965, Ed joined the Army, and served his nation proudly. After an honorable discharge, he pursued a fulfilling career in Civil Engineering.

In 1980, he married Debbie, and they had five children. Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather (Papa), and brother. He will always be remembered as hardworking, selfless, witty and fun-loving. Ed’s greatest joy was his family and making people smile.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie, his children: Ashley, Christopher, Brianne, Hayley and Gregory; and his grandchildren: Finn, Sailor, Navy and Crew.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 5th at 10:00 a.m., at St. James Catholic Cathedral, Orlando, Florida.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where Ed and his family donated his pacemaker to be used for infants born with heart defects.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Joyce Janet Johnson

Joyce Janet Johnson, age 85, of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 in Kissimmee.   She was born in Newport, Rhode Island,the daughter of the late Nellie  and Bradley  Rawlings and was a homemaker.

Joyce is  survived by two daughters, Sissy Shumate, Debbie Butler both of Orlando; son Eddie Rawlings of Kissimmee; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 AM on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 followed by a 12:00 pm funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL .  Interment will follow the funeral service at Highland Memory Gardens in Apopka, Florida

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Martha Helleen Connolly-Bridges

Martha Helleen Connolly-Bridges, age 94, passed away peacefully January 26, 2020. She was born October 12, 1925 in Winter Garden, Florida to Charles William and Audrey Ila Bowden. She married the love of her life, Thomas E. Connolly, on February 12, 1943 who preceded her in death in 1992. She was married to Donald Bridges who preceded her in death in 2006.

Martha loved people and was always involved in helping them. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Pine Hills Methodist Church. She enjoyed the fellowship and singing in the choir. She volunteered at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Deltona. She loved to work in the yard and tend to her garden. Martha was known as a classy woman who was always dressed to perfection. No one was a stranger to Martha. She welcomed everyone with open arms.

For 30 years Martha worked at Sunland Hospital in Pine Hills. She also worked for child support services and as a secretary in a law office.  It suited her servant heart and desire to help others.

She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife, sister, friend and neighbor. Much loved mother of Thomas Edward (Sonda) Connolly, Audrey Ann (Ted) Moo, Charles William (Madeline) Connolly and the late Paul Brion (Annice) Connolly. Her beloved sister Margee and two stepbrothers, Ralph and Bernard, preceded her in death. Cherished grandmother of Kim (Tracy) Birch, Eric (Jill Hall) Connolly, John (Mindy) Connolly, Michael Connolly, Amy Connolly, Kenneth Mixon, Rita Smith and Stephanie Connolly. Blessed with eight great-grandchildren: Kaley, Austin, Katlyn, Kiersten, Dylan, Austin, Lily and Lexi.  All of these she loved and touched deeply. And they loved her. Martha left her wishes in writing and instructed loved ones to dwell on the good times and erase the sad times.

Please join us celebrating her life on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando.

Vikki Reiko (Nohara) Zettler

In Loving Memory of Vikki Reiko (Nohara) Zettler: 
April 10, 1933 - January 25, 2020

Vikki passed away peacefully with her family by her bedside.  She was a beloved and honored wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She is survived by her children Matt & Susan (Roberts) Zettler, Christina Zettler, Rose Zettler, Aime Z. & Randy Clarke, grandchildren Elizabeth and Adam Cunningham, great-grandchildren Taven, Amaya, Jenna, and Bria Rose Cunningham of Central Florida, brother Hidetoshi & Naoi Nohara and their son Toshihiko, niece Takako Nohara, Taeko Nohara, and nephew Akira & Kiyomi Nohara from Naha, Okinawa Japan, and sister-in-law Therese (Zettler) Binkley, as well as dozens of relatives in Canton, Ohio.

Reiko Nohara (Nobaru), daughter of Eiko and Nae Nohara, met Anthony Zettler in 1951 while Tony was stationed in Naha, Okinawa Japan as a U.S. Airman during the Korean War.  He managed and sang at the Naha Airmen's Club called the "Copa Cabana" at Peon Plaza.  Vikki was drawn to Tony because of his lovely singing voice.  They fell in love and married at a Catholic Mission in Naha, Okinawa, then moved to Canton, Ohio where they shared a happy and fulfilling family life.  She enjoyed the "funnest" job in the world as a decorator-crafts person at Disney World for 27 years.  Vikki was highly respected by her peers and coworkers.

Her spiritual care was attended to by Father Paul Henry and Father Barry Dowd.  She was a very devout Catholic and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.  She provided decades of support to the Holy Family school and to the building of Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine and Basilica in Orlando, Florida.

Viewing will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811.  For directions call 407-578-7720.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church 6200 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32809, followed by a 1 pm burial at Glen Haven Cemetery at 2300 Temple Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 647-1100.

In lieu of flowers, Vikki Reiko and family request monetary donations to be sent to: Hospice of the comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs 32714.  We were blessed by the extraordinary and compassionate care they provided during this difficult time.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Vivian Keeling Rowell

On January 24, 2020, Vivian Keeling Rowell passed away. Vivian was born and raised on a farm in Walhalla, North Dakota. She moved to Minneapolis where she taught elementary education while earning her Bachelors, graduating in 1956. Out of five thousand graduating students, she sat only two rows away from her husband-to-be. Vivian married Theodore Rowell and moved to Baudette, Minnesota, where they raised their five children. When their children were grown, they relocated to Orlando, Florida. A devout and faithful Catholic, Vivian was involved in church activities, pro-life causes, and the Blue Army group, where she was a leader. Vivian never hesitated to help anyone in need, from giving rides to visiting friends in nursing homes. She loved Sunday drives with her husband, spending time with her grandchildren, and organizing family gatherings. She is survived by her husband Ted; their five children: Joe (Laura) Rowell, Anne Rowell, Mary (Michael) Minyon, John (Veronica) Rowell and Bill (Tara) Rowell. She is also survived by her siblings Clarence, Leo, Jean Anne and Darlene; her thirteen grandchildren: Victoria, Megan, Tom, Chrissie, Johnny, Rachel, Jane, Allistaire, Theodore, Will, Miles, Robby and Kate.

She was proceeded by her parents Harold and Victoria, her siblings Nora, George and Harvey as well as sister-in-law’s Dorris and Marge, and brother-in-law Don.

Visitation will be at Dobbs Funeral Home on Kirkman on January 28, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be held at Incarnation Catholic Church in Orlando on January 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers or in memory of Vivian, the family requests donations to Incarnation Catholic Church or JMJ Pregnancy Center.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Hiroko Banagale

Hiroko Banagale,age  88, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Okinawa, Japan,  and was employed as a real estate broker and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando.

HIroko is preceded in death by son Paulino Banagale and leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Isabelita McClellan of Mims; Maria Fowler of Debary; son Ed Banagale, of Orlando;  9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm.  The wake service will be at 5:30 pm.  There will be a visitation at St. Andrew Catholic Church, located at 801 N. Hastings Street, Orlando on Friday, January 24th, 2020 from 10:00 until 11:00 am, followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Entombment will the follow the mass at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 24th at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando, FL  with Father Leo Hodges officiating.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Elsie Rosemary Sevapatti

Elsie Rosemary Sevapatti, age 84 of Orlando passed away Friday, January 17th, VITAS Inpatient Care Unit, Winter Park,  FL.  She was born in Berbice, Guyana,  the daughter of the late Rosemary (Goriah)  and Thomas  Narsingh and was a homemaker.

Elsie was the wife of deceased Bah Sevapatti; sister of deceased Joe, Ada, John, David and Reggie; sister-in-law of deceased Irene, Eileen, Florence, George, Victor and Albert; she leaves to cherish her memory sons Veersammy Mangali , Leslie Paul Mangali, both of Orlando; daughters Elaine Sevapatti of Orlando and Sharmin Noltkamper of St. Louis, MO.  sisters Eileen and Beryl, Loretta; brothers Walter, Henry and Victor.  She was the mother-in-law of Seeta, Serojnie, Mo; Michael; sister-in-laws Lena, Shamo, Jeanette, Rosie; grandchildren Kenny, Rachel, Becky, Omar, Lisa, Randy, Mely, Stephanie and Randy Boodoo;  great grandchildren Raulo, Jacob, Chase, Kason and Isaac.

Public visitation was held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm.  The funeral mass was held at 3:00 pm.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Celeste Mary Palladino

Celeste Mary Palladino, age 46, of Ocoee passed away Friday, January 10th, 2020 at Cornerstone Hospice at Health Care Central in Ocoee.  She was born in Union, NJ the daughter of Mary (Blessing)  and Anthony Palladino and was employed by Publix.  

Celeste leaves to cherish her memory, parents Mary and Anthony Palladino of Ocoee; and brother Anthony Palladino of Longwood.  

The family will be receiving friends at St. Andrew Catholic Church,  801 N. Hastings Street, Orlando FL 32808  from 9:00 - 11:00 am, followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 am on January 11, 2020 with Father Leo Hodges officiating.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Jose Donato Ramos

Jose Donato Ramos, age 79, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico,  the son of the late Eulogia (Ramos)  and Julian Donato and was employed as a tool and die machinist.

Jose leaves to cherish his memory wife Olga  (Rivera) Donato Ramos of Orlando; daughter Eva Donato Rivera of Orlando; son Jose Martinez of Kissimmee; grandchildren Joel and Jennifer Martinez; great-grandchildren Nallely Rivera, Geaneliz Alequin, Joel Alberto Martinez, Joel Armando Martinez Razielto, Joel Martinez and Joreliz Enid Martinez.

The family will be receiving friends  from  6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home, located at 430 N. Kirkman Road Orlando, FL .  The funeral service will be at 8:00 pm.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Michelle LeeAnn Lundy

Michelle LeeAnn Lundy, age 56, of Orlando, passed away Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at her home.  She was born in Leipsic, OH the daughter of Lora (Dawson) Dickey,  and the late Marion Dickey and was employed in the time share industry.

Michelle is  survived by her mother Lora Dickey of Ohio; son Matthew Lundy of Orlando; companion Keith Hampson also of Orlando; sister, Roxy Erickson; and three brothers, Brett Dickey, Jim Dickey, and  Donald Dickey, all of Leipsic, OH; 

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 11th 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel.