Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Daniel Richard

Dad's Eulogy ~ August 31, 2010

"Life is about change, sometimes it's painful,

sometimes it's beautiful, but most of the time, it's both."

This is the eulogy of Daniel Richard, Sr. he lived a very full and adventurous life from June 19, 1961 - August 22, 2010. We have a few points that our dad taught us to help us get through life. No matter how bad or how good the situation was he was always there for us to help us pull through, and give us the advice we needed for the situation, and when we needed someone to listen he had a great listening ear. He always said when one of us was going through a hard time, "life is nothing but a storm, and this too shall pass." We could come to our dad and know we were never judged about anything we did whether it was bad or good.

Dad was a very hard worker. He served a few years in the military. He loved his country and was very proud of his country. He did charity work. However, his true love and passion for work was carpet cleaning and mold. He saved many lives from toxic mold. He was a very successful businessman in this industry.

Our father was a great cook. He loved to cook because it made others happy; and when others were happy he was true. He never turned anyone away whether they were rich or poor. Dad was a loving and caring person. Always proud of his children and brothers. One thing our dad always taught us was to never back down or walk away from any situation. He was a very fun and adventurous person and we all have created a lot of fond memories with him. Our dad had a passion for music. He played an excellent guitar and was in a band for many years. He had a great sense of humor, as well as a great provider for his family. He taught his friends and family to always be the better man in life. When each one of his kids grew up and started to choose our own paths, and make our own decisions which weren't always the best choices, dad was there to guide us and assist us back to sobriety, and to the right way of life. He had a love for all kinds of animals. His dog Lucky was his best friend. Mater of fact, the saying "a dog is a man's best friend" was very true in his life. His last saying that has stock with each one of us was "Live one day at a time, because you are never promised tomorrow!"

Dad, you will be remembered by many.

We love and miss you! Rest In Peace, Daddy

August 22, 2010

Claire M. Kingsley

Claire M. Kingsley of Naples, Florida passed away on Saturday August 28, 2010. Claire was a freelance writer/photographer published in many local media as well as on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Born in Boston, she was a Naples resident since 1991. She was a former member of the American Business Women's Association, Public Relations Association of Collier County, Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron, The Leukemia Society, Stephani Roth Cancer Research Fund and Naples Press Club. She is survived by daughter Jennifer Kingsley Wilson, son-in-law Jeff Wilson, three grandchildren Alex, Juliana and Jada Wilson of Windermere Florida. Daughter Lauren Feuerman and sons Adam and Christopher of Keys Florida. Her sister Peggy and brother-in-law and Luc Begin passed away earlier this year. She is also predeceased by her beloved son Gregg Kingsley who passed away of leukemia at age 27. Also predeceased by brother Albert Connor of Naples Florida and parents Lillian and Albert Connor of Naples. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the Windermere Baptist Church, 300 Main Street, Windermere, FL 34786. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the local Orlando leukemia and Lymphoma Society or www.lls.org/ncfl.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Claire Elaine Lee

Mrs. Claire Elaine Lee, 84 of Orlando, Florida died Sunday August 22, 2010 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Mrs. Lee was born in Boston, Massachusetts and she was a Catholic. Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Clara Murray; husband, David E. Lee; and two sons, David E. Lee, III and Daniel R. Lee. Survivors included a daughter-in-law, Kathryn S. Lee, widow of David E. Lee, III of Gulfport; four grandchildren, Lisa (Michael) Hendrickson of Gulfport, David E. (Leeann) lee IV of Orlando, Michelle R. Lee of Gulfport, and Amy (Johnny) Pineyro of Celebration, FL; and four great-grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, and Mia Hendrickson,and Abigail Lee. Mrs. Lee was sent from Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, in Gulfport, to Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 30, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church where friends may visit one hour before the mass. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Gotha, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Louis A. Palaigos

Louis A. Palaigos, age 83 of Ocoee passed away on Friday, August 20th, 2010. Louis was born in New York, New York, the son of the late Melpo (Berbakos) and Anthony Palaigos. He moved to Central Florida in 1971. He was employed as a bookkeeper and attended Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Louis is survived by his wife Margaret (Babino) Palaigos of Ocoee; two daughters, Melanie Palaigos of Orlando; Rose Ann (Patrick) Sirois of Winter Garden;sister Stella Ginas of Texas; 2 grandchildren Elisabeth and Nikolas Sirois of Winter Garden. The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Thursday, August 26, 2010 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. The funeral service will follow visitation at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Monday, August 23, 2010

David Nolan Frazier

David Nolan Frazier age 62 of Orlando passed away Monday, August 23rd, 2010. David was born in Spruce Pine, North Carolina the son of Jean (Garland) and the late Carl Whitworth Frazier. He served in the U.S. Navy and was employed as a commercial and residential carpenter. David was a member of the Sierra Club and a collector of Indian Relics. He leaves to cherish his memory, mother Jean Frazier of Orlando; son Daniel Morgan Finch of Harrisburg, PA; sister Nancy Frazier Shrewbury of Lashmeet, West Virginia; three brothers Craig Frazier of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Leslie Frazier of Orlando, Neal Frazier of Roanoke, Virginia and 2 grandchildren.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Terry Lee Hancock

Terry Lee Hancock, age 52 of Orlando, passed away on Friday, August 20th, 2010 due to complications of Muscular Dystrophy. Terry was born in Henderson, Kentucky the son of Jim and Iona (Brown) Hancock. He was employed as a seafood handler for department stores. He is predeceased by step sister Ellen Walker (2007). Terry leaves to cherish his memory, mother and stepfather Iona and James Lucas of Orlando; step sister Jan Sleeper of Byron, Georgia and step brother Steven Lucas of Alexandria, Virginia. A memorial service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel, at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010, with Pastor Larry McFadden officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Russell Home for Atypical Children. http://www.russellhome.org/

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Gislene Marie Montasse

Gislene Marie Montasse, age 79 of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, August 11th, 2010. Gislene was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti the daughter of Marcel and Fenela (Duroseau) Montasse. She was employed as a registered nurse and attended Holy Family Catholic Church. Gislene is survived by three daughters, Mary Richards of Lilburn, Georgia, Shirley Perales of Miami, Gislene Moorman of Orlando; three sisters, Josette Dussek of Brooklyn, New York, Faimy Hakime of Port-au-Prince Haiti, Nicole Montasse of New York; brother Jacques Montasse of Queens, New York. She is also survived by grandchildren Alfred Viaud of Miami, Stephen Viaud of Miami, Krystal Elie of Miami, Jayson Moorman of Orlando, Christian Perales of Atlanta, Taylor Moorman of Orlando and Alexandria Richards of Georgia. The family will be receiving friends on Friday, August 20th, 2010 at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 21st, 2010 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery at the Life of Christ Mosaic Mausoleum located in the Gardens of Peace and Serenity.

Diana Marie Baldwin

Diana Marie McDowell Baldwin was born September 20, 1942 in Newark, NJ to parents Helen (Harrington) McDowell and Duncan Peterson McDowell. She passed away on August 7, 2010 at the age of 67 in Orlando, FL. Diana had 2 sisters, Patricia Colburn of Round Rock, TX and Doreen Margaret Smith (deceased) and 5 brothers; Daniel McDowell of Summerfield, FL. Michael McDowell of Safford, AZ, Terry McDowell of Albuquerque, NM, Rodney McDowell of Orlando, FL and Duncan Thomas McDowell (deceased). She met her husband John "Jack" Baldwin through her brother Danny when she was twelve years old. They started dating in June of 1960 and married on May 8, 1961 in Mt. Rainier, MD. Jack was an ice cream truck driver and Diana was a housewife. They raised 7 children; 5 daughters, Beverly Jean Hermann of Chandler, AZ, Shirley Ann Penrod of Fremont, CA, Joann Marie Walton of Orlando, FL, Ginger Diann Baldwin of Orlando, FL, and Billie Jean Baldwin of Maricopa, AZ, and 2 sons, John R. Baldwin and Scott Andrew Baldwin both of Orlando, FL. Mom loved spending time with her 7 children, 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

We traveled all over the United States, living in Maryland, Virginia, California, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Florida. Our family road trips were always full of adventure and there was NEVER a dull moment. You try packing 7 kids in a wood panel station wagon and driving across country! Mom was always there for us when we came home from school with a snack waiting. She helped with our homework and taught us many great lessons in life. The neighborhood kids knew that we had the coolest mom so the house was always full! She was always ready to laugh, have fun and play games such as rummy, aggravation, or hide and seek in the dark. Her and her sister Margie made up a game they called "Dicey Dice." They would sometimes play this game for hours. We will miss her dearly but will go on with our fond memories of all the good times we spent with her. She will forever be in our hearts.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Latter Day Saints Chapel in Windermere. 3001 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32819. A viewing for immediate family will be held from 10-10:30 am, extended family and friends from 10:3011am. The service will be from 11 am until noon with a light lunch to follow. If you would like to donate in lieu of flowers please send donations to: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/w...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Terrance Charles Ross

Terrance Charles Ross, age 45 of Orlando passed away on Sunday, August 8th, 2010. Terrance was born in Albany, Georgia, the son of Charles McArthur and Connie Rhodes. He loved being a paramedic , was an avid Gators fan and an adoring father. Terrance leaves to cherish his memory, father Charles Ross; mother Connie Fairbanks; children Greg, Bryant, Courtney and Jennifer; sisters Renee and Angel; brothers Roger and Tony, as well as his girlfriend Kelli-Ann. The family will be receiving friends on Friday, August 13th, 2010 from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow visitation at 12:00 pm with Rev. Marcio officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Luis Melvin Adames

Sunrise ~ July 28, 1986
Sunset ~ August 3, 2010
Luis Melvin Adames, age 24 of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010. Luis was born in Brooklyn, New York the son of Melvin and Maribel (Lozada) Adames. He and his family moved to Central Florida from New york in 2005. Luis leaves to cherish his memory, his mother Maribel Adames of Orlando; father Melvin Adames of Kissimmee; three sisters, Lynette Adames of Orlando, Kristin and Karen Adames of Kissimmee; two brothers, Bryan Adames of Kissimmee and Andres Conde of Colombia. The family will be receiving friends on Friday, August 6th 2010, from 3:00 until 5:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 5:00 pm with Pastor Jaime Santiago officiating.