Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Mr. Paul David Blakely, 55 of Winter Park, Florida passed away Saturday, October 17th, 2009. Paul was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan the son of Leonard and Violet (Vance) Blakely. He moved to Central Florida in 1972. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and was a lifetime ABATE member. Paul always enjoyed the Toy Runs every Christmas which benefited the Central Florida Children's Home. Paul owned 2 Harleys, his favorite being the well known "Old Blue".

Paul began his career as a truck driver and then moved on to become an iron worker. The Evans High School Trojan statue was one of Paul's projects. Paul then returned to the trucking industry and started both Vitalis Trucking Company and Vital Logistics Transportation Services.

He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Paula (Steward) Blakely of Orlando; daughter, Amy Blakely of Orlando; son, David Blakely of Orlando; sisters, Laura Heckman of Titusville, Pam Hamilton of Lockhart, Debra Lynn Komori of Michigan; brothers, Tommy Percival of Kissimmee, Timmy Percival and Santo Percival both of Leesburg; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Paul was a devoted husband and father, a hard worker, a loyal friend with a big heart and warped sense of humor. He will be sorely missed!

The family will be receiving friends from 4 - 5 pm on Friday, October 23, 2009 at Windermere Union Church in Windermere, FL. The service will follow the visitation at 5:00 pm on Friday, with Pastor Barton Buchanan officiating. A reception will follow the service at the church. Donations can be made in Paul's memory to the Central Florida Children's Home, P.O. Box 574955, Orlando Florida 32857.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Peni Ann Kelty

Mrs. Peni Ann (Lotoza) Kelty, age 39 of Orlando, passed away on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009. Peni was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Wayne and Catherine (Kennedy) Lotoza. Peni moved to Central Florida from Miami in 1990 and received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Rollins College. She was a theatrical actress belonging to the Orlando Repertory Theatre and Sleuths Mystery Theatre. Peni is survived by her parents, Wayne and Catherine Lotoza of Ft. Lauderdale; husband Christian Kelty of Orlando; and brother, Wayne Lotoza, Jr., of Tennessee.

A Performing Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00 PM on Sunday, October 18th at the Orlando Repertory Theare, located at 1001 East Princeton in Orlando. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Orlando Repertory Scholarsip Fund in Peni Kelty's name. This scholarship will be used to assist youth Pre-K to 18 so that they can attend classes, camps, and specialized training in the summr program.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Estefanie Marie Martinez

Estefanie Marie Martinez, age 13 of Orlando, passed away on Saturday, October 10th, 2009. Estefanie was born in Altamonte Springs, Floria on March 14, 1996, the daughter of Javier and Jennifer (Rodriguez) Martinez of Orlando. Estefanie also leaves to cherish her memory, brothers, Luis Gabriel Canchaney, Jonathan Javier Martinez; grandmothers, Isabel Flores, Iris Batista; grandfathers, Carlos Rodriguez, Jose Alberto Martinez; uncles, Mizraim Christian Lopez, Alberto Martinez, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Raul Rodriguez, Julio Ayala; aunts, LeAnne M. Martinez, Johanna Rodriguez, Omayra Sanchez, Emilia Rodriguez, Nitza Rodriguez,Elizabeth Batista, Jill Lopez, Rafy Rodriguez, Ivonne Rodriguez; cousins, Genavie Martinez, Shelly Martinez, Logan Martinez, Andrew Rahman, Emmanuel Ramirez, Johannette Rodriguez, Neiska Rodriguez, Nestor Rodriguez, Maria De Los Angeles Ayala, Kathy A. Ayala, Christian Calderon and Kevin Calderon. The funeral sevice was held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Michael G. Lyons

Michael G. Lyons, age 57 of Orlando, FL, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2009. Michael is the son of Donald T. Lyons of Altamone Springs and the late Gloria M. "Gerrard" Lyons. He is the brother of Douglas Lyons and his wife Julia Wooten of Seattle, WA; Deb Lyons and her husband Steve Jankowski of Belmar, NJ and John Lyons and his wife Helen of Jacksonville, FL. He is also survived by a nephew Felix Lyons of Seattle, WA and a niece Ashley Clark of Dothan, AL.

Mike Lyons moved to Orlando from Kittery, Maine at a young age, graduating from Edgewater High School in 1970 He began his career in Orlando in 1971 by publishing the city's first underground newspaper and promoting the first rock show at the Citrus Bowl (Cactus, Bloodrock, Potliquor and Dr. John for $3). He was Music Director and announcer for WORJ, WDIZ and WHTQ in Orlando, Program Director for 98 Rock (WXTB) in Tampa and spent the last 8 years of his radio career as Mornings/Assistant Program Director in Miami. Mike entered the record business in the mid 90's. From 1995 - 2000 he was VP of AAA Promotions at Lee Arnold Marketing. Mike joined TripleARadio.com as columnist of The Forest and contributing editor from 2001 - Present.
A private funeral service will be held. Contributions in Mike's name may be made to PANCAN.org, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245.