Monday, July 8, 2024

Gloria Lee Ching

    Gloria Bernardo Lee Ching, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, friend, and greatly loved by many, gained her wings on July 1, 2024.

Gloria was born on August 23, 1928, in Zamboanga, Philippines. She later moved to Florida with her son, Danilo. Gloria loved visiting family and friends, going for long drives with her son, and traveling everywhere. She was happiest when eating at different restaurants with families, but she was also an exceptional cook.

She is preceded in death by her husband and son. She is survived by his two sons, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Please join us in remembering Gloria's extraordinary life on Tuesday, July 9, 2024. Her Celebration of Life will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL, 32811, from 6 PM to 8 PM.

The mass service will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 6200 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32809, on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations toward the funeral cost.

Monday, July 1, 2024

Rosemarie Golowatyi

Rosemarie Golowatyi, 75, of Orlando, FL passed away Saturday, June 29th, at her residence. Rosemarie was born in Bronx, NY on September 10, 1948, a daughter of the late Mary Gerlando and Ferdinand Costantino. 

Rosemarie is survived by two sisters, Anna Monge, of Winter Garden, FL; Linda Flick, of Vermont; and two brothers, Jimmy Costantino, of Brooklyn, NY; and Albert Costantino of Orlando, FL.

The family has invited friends and family to join them for an open viewing time being held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, July 8th at Dobbs Funeral Home located at 430 N Kirkman Rd Orlando, FL 32811; with a catholic religious service taking place at 6:00 PM, officiated by Deacon Armand of St. Andrews Catholic Church.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Amanda Gamboa


Amanda Christine (Freeman) Gamboa has moved on to join our Lord. Amanda was born on November 27, 1976 in Rayne Louisiana. The youngest child of Richard Freeman Jr. and Marie Antoinette(Manette) Freeman (deceased) she grew up in a loving family and community with two sisters and one brother, Richard Freeman III (deceased). After high school she moved to Florida where she attended the University of Central Florida.  Her love and compassion for animals, which compliments her inside beauty, called her to her work at Clermont Animal Hospital South, where she worked for many years. She then met the Love of her Life, Reggie, and moved to Maryland where they started their precious family. She was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2016, which she battled and won! The family decided to move to Florida, where Amanda had previously lived for 17 years. Her cancer returned a few years later which unfortunately spread in her bones.

Amanda was a very loving, caring, and thoughtful person, who was always available to anyone in need. Her battle and story of perseverance has touched the hearts and inspired so many people that knew her. Her strongest characteristic trait to everyone she knew was how humble, kind, and strong she was as a fighter despite her unfortunate disposition. She always cherished having family time, especially with her precious children.

She will be missed tremendously by her surviving family:  Husband Reggie Gamboa, their daughter Ella, and son Noah; her father Richard Freeman, sisters Melissa (Missy) Freeman and Bridgette (Betsy) Freeman Stinson and nephews Jacob Stinson and Joshua Stinson and her Family-In-Law Henry and Regina Gamboa, Eric & Marivit Gamboa, John & Antonette Mendoza & children Lorenzo and Dominic, Reyhan & Maricele Gamboa & children Arielle & Andrew.

Please join us in remembering Amanda’s life on June 20 from 4:00PM- 8:00PM at Dobbs Funeral home - 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando, Florida 32811

Her Celebration of Life will be St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral on July 6 at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral – 721 Canal Blvd. Thibodaux Louisiana 70301

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Scott Edward Kierenia

                                                                   12/7/1976 – 6/6/2024 

Scott Kierenia, 47, gained his angel wings on June 6th, 2024.  Scott was born on December 7, 1976 in Plainfield, New Jersey, and grew up in Edison NJ.  The son of Charles and Gail Kierenia; Scott had 3 wonderful sisters growing up, Lisa, Tammy and Sue.  Scott was a 2000 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy.  After graduating, Scott became a pharmacist and was able to do what he truly loved, which was to help other people.  Scott and his friends from college decided to move to Virginia where he met his future wife, Lisa Coleman.  Scott and Lisa were married in Daytona Beach on May 25th, 2008. They lived in Alexandria and decided to move to Orlando when they were expecting their first child.  Scott and Lisa grew their family while living in Winter Garden, FL.  Their son, Landon, was born on 3/25/2011 and daughter, Ava on 4/25/2013; they were blessed.

 Scott was an amazing person with an infectious smile.  He was the life of the party, would give you the shirt off his back, poured his heart into coaching the kids’ soccer teams and always put others first.  Scott never met a stranger; he always found a way to quickly connect with people and make long-lasting friends.  Scott loved God.  He loved and cherished his mother’s memory, always admired and cared for his father, adored his sisters and valued his role as an uncle.  He loved his wife and kids more than anything in the world and always made time to spend with them.  He was a true family man.

Scott lived for his kids’ soccer seasons.  He dedicated so much time to planning with his fellow coaches, preparing line-ups, and encouraging all of his players to develop both their on-field skills as well as their life skills.  Scott’s presence on the field was felt by all and he would go home from the games with a hoarse voice. 

He absolutely loved rap music, hip hop, Dave Matthews, NY Giants, Soccer (especially coaching), his soccer families, NY Knicks, his amazing Pez dispenser collection, slurpies,  his favorite movie Elf, entertaining friends, elaborate (and very large) Halloween costumes and in general just loved to enjoy life surrounded by family and friends.

Scott was able to fuel his passion for helping others into a career in pharmacy.  He used his pharmaceutical knowledge both at his job and in life by always offering to counsel friends and strangers on their medications.  Scott’s desire to help others didn’t stop with his pharmacy advice. He always offered to help those around him.  Scott had a heart of gold and was an amazing son, brother, uncle, husband, father and friend.  

Scott is survived by his loving wife, Lisa; his son, Landon; his daughter Ava; and their dog, Barkley; his father, Charles; his sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Jim and their daughter, Jess; his sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Steve; their daughter and son, Rachel and Nick; his nephew, Erik; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gloria and Mark; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Todd and Eunyoung; and their daughter, Cate.  Scott was preceded in death by his mother, Gail and his sister, Sue.  

Please join us in Celebrating Scott’s Life on Friday June 14th at 11am.  We ask that everyone attend in Florida casual attire, as we know that’s much more Scott’s style and would be his preference.

The Celebration of Life will be held at Henry Chapel, First Baptist Church of Orlando.  The address is  3000 South John Young Pkwy Orlando, FL 32805.  There will also be a reception after for family and friends at Faith Hall. 

To continue Scott’s focus on helping people in need, in lieu of flowers, and in his honor, please consider a donation to Dave’s House, whose mission is to end homelessness for men and women with serious mental illnesses

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Robert Kendel Jr

Robert Bruce Kendel Jr, was born July 13, 1970 at Orlando Regional Hospital in Orlando Florida. and went home to be with his Lord on May 13th 2024 surrounded by his wife children and parents.  He was a dearly loved husband, father and  son.

 Robbie growing up was always helpful and learned to cook at a young age. He  became a cub scout in  pack 236 in 1981 and received an award from the club for putting out a fire on the kitchen stove.  He resided in Orlando, Florida until   1982 when his family moved to Louisiana he and attended school there until his graduation.. He played drums  in the band at Henry Ford Junior High School,  Avondale Louisiana and had learned to play piano after only six lessons. While in Avondale he worked for Winn Dixie while attending school. 

He moved back to the Orlando area  in early 2000,s. 

He loved his music and went on to play guitar along with other instruments  and played with at least two bands. 

He loved going to church and also played  at Oak Ridge Baptist Church as their pianist.

Roller Skating was also one of his loves as well as cooking along with his love for music. 

He attended and graduated from Culinary School in Kissimmee. Robbie went on to work for Angel's and Sonic before becoming unable to work.

Robbie met the love of his life  Kimberly Ballo,  and  they married May 9 2004 and began their life together  and were married for 20 years. They have two children Robert Kendel III  and Aspen Dawn Kendel.  Robbie had great love for family and always put them first after his Lord.

Robbie is dearly missed and has been loved by his family and he will always be in our hearts.

There will be a memorial service, for Robert Bruce Kendel, Jr. at Galatian Baptist Church 6501 Randolph  Pine Castle, Florida  on  June 15th and 2 PM.  

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Kimberly Chimber

Kimberly Chimber passed away from her body on this Earth on May 9th 2024, before crossing over to a euphoric dimension of serene peace free of pain and suffering. 

She was born in the Wild West of Wyoming but her soul found its forever home on the tranquil beaches of Florida. 

Kimberly is the youngest of her mother’s daughters and is the favorite little sister to her big sister. Kimberly brought 5 beautiful souls into this world and being their mom was her heart’s devotion. 

While we continue our journey through life we will cherish every visit that we have with Kimberly in the realm of sleep making new memories as we dream.

Elisa Tyson

Elisa Hertha Louise Tyson (nee Gabel), born on October 13, 1941, passed away on May 5, 2024. She is survived by her husband J. Gordon Tyson; daughters Jessica Tyson and Cassandra Dawn Wright (nee Tyson); sons-in-law Kevin Gonzalez and Charlie Wright; grandsons Alexander Frazier and Pierce Wright; and siblings Bernadine "Ol" McMurray (nee Gabel), Hans Gabel, David Gabel, and their families. 

 She was preceded by her parents, Jean L. Gabel and Wilhelmina Gabel (nee van Beemdelust); brother Kees Gabel; sister Jeanne Jagdeo (nee Gabel); parents-in-law Pierce Tyson and Renee Tyson (nee Lyons); and sister-in-law Denise Tyson. 

 Elisa was born in Djember, Indonesia, to a Dutch father and Indo mother (mixed European and indigenous native) and was raised Catholic. After WWII, they stayed in Indonesia for several years as their family grew, and Elisa earned the nickname "Bob/Bobbie" due to her tomboyishness.  Forced to relocate to Holland due to post-war upheavals, they eventually moved with help from The Church to California in the '60s, where her father had a waiting job with Minute Maid/Coca Cola. They moved several times, including to Houston, Texas, then Orlando, Florida. When her family moved back to Houston, she stayed in Florida. 

 During their time in Orlando, Elisa and her mother joined a local international women's organization called the Cosmopolitan Club, where she first met her future mother-in-law, and then her soon-to-be husband, Gordon. They were married September 29th, 1974 at St. James Catholic Cathedral in Orlando. 

 With Gordon away in the Navy, Elisa stayed in Orlando with the girls, fostering independence, literacy, and the arts. Though not always rich in funds, she made sure to encourage knowledge, through her women's club, public libraries, art and history galleries, nature parks, music, crafting, thrifting, and finding outlets for the myriad curiosities of her girls. When she retired, she delighted in her grandchildren and traveling stateside and abroad with Gordon when possible. She obtained her U.S. citizenship in 2012.

 Her memorial service is set for Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 3:00pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL, 32811.  In lieu of flower offerings, please consider a donation to your local Scouting troop and/or public library/history center.

Monday, May 13, 2024

Cynthia Schneiderwind


1961 --------Cindy --------2024

Cynthia Lou Schneiderwind, age 62 of Orlando, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024.  

Cindy leaves to cherish her memory her loving family, daughter Samantha (Gary) Gratz, grandchildren Kyla & Logan Gratz, Mother, Darlene Schneiderwind, brothers Todd Schneiderwind, Louis “Scott” Schneiderwind, Erik Schneiderwind, Mark (Paula) Schneiderwind, sisters Krista (Rafael) Davila III, Trena (Jim) Younglove, Godfather & Uncle Raymond Nielsen and numerous nieces and nephews


Cindy was preceded in death by her father, Louis M. H. Schneiderwind, Jr and her grandparents Raymond & Irene Nielsen


She was born in Desplains, Illinois, Cindy was a free spirit who loved cooking, singing, & dancing.


The family will be receiving friends at Salem Lutheran Church, 7900 Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL. 32819 on Saturday, May 18th, 2024 from 

12:00 pm until 1:00 pm followed by the Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 pm with Pastor Derrick Hoven Officiating.  There will be a reception immediately following the service.