Saturday, October 29, 2011

Yolanda Spagnolo Farinon

Mrs. Yolanda Spagnolo Farinon age 90 of Orlando passed away on Saturday, October 22nd in Ocoee. She was born in North Adams, Massachusetts the daughter of the late Josephine (Rocco) and Antonio Spagnola. She was a homemaker and faithful member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. She is predeceased by her husband Orlando Farinon who passed away on August 9th, 2010. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Monday, October 31st, 2011 with Father Joseph Bellerieve Officiating.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Eric David Sebastian James

Mr. Eric David Sebastian James was born in St. Georges, Grenada, West Indies, on December 16, 1932. Eric grew up in Grenada and graduated at the Presentation College in St. Georges Grenada. Eric had different nick names. One of his most affectionate is "Buddy:Buddy" Eric is loved by everyone he came in contact with and leaves a very good lasting impression. In Grenada Eric was a teacher at the Beaulieu Catholic School. He went and joined Granbys' Stores and then British American Insurance Company. Eric became a leader in all his endeavors in Grenada and then left for the United States where he joined the United Nations team in New York. Eric continued his education at Brooklyn College in New York and graduated. Eric met his wife Gertrude Mitchell and was married for forty years. Eric responded to the call to duty for the United Nations Field Operation Office in Cambodia when that part of the world became one of the most unsafe places to be. he served for a number of years and had a wealth of experience to share with friends and family. As a sport Eric took up hunting and knew every river, ravine, mountain and valley in Grenada. Eric was quite a marksman with his hunting rifle. Eric retired from the United Nations and moved to Florida with his wife Gertrude. After retirement, Eric could not stand not being productive; her therefore joined the Rosen Hotel and Resorts team in Orlando, Florida and became a model employee. Eric leaves behind his wife Gertrude, three daughters Yolande, Eileen, and Constance and two sons Lincoln and Louis. He had eight grandchildren and four great-grand children. The family will be receiving friends from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at Dobbs Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 21st, 2011 at St. Andrew Catholic Church followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Carlos Socarras

Carlos Socarras, 33 of Orlando, died Friday October 14, 2001. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 5900 Oleander Drive, Orlando, FL 32807. Graveside services will be following the Mass at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are with Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd, Orlando FL 32811, 407-578-7720. Survivors include his son Logan; stepson A.J. Avriett and wife Lisa; parrents Carlos and Margarita Socarras ; uncle Raul and Aunt Esther; grandmother Esperanza Socarras and in laws Jimmy and Shirley Dusek.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Gene E. Pruett

Gene E. Pruett went to be with his Lord on Thursday, October 13, 2011 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born April 11, 1939 in Mt. Airy, North Carolina to E.P. and Blanche Pruett. He came to Orlando in 1962 where he was stationed at McCoy Air Force Base. After being discharged, he owned Caldwell Mower Sales and Service and in his later years did home repair and maintenance work. He was a volunteer fireman for Pine Castle Fire Department and later an Orange County Fire Commissioner. He was an active member at First Baptist Church of Pine Castle, later at Downtown Baptist Church and was currently a member at First Baptist Church of Central Florida. He served as a deacon, usher and Sunday School Teacher. He was very involved in mission work, having been to Brazil, Haiti and Hawaii to help build churches and schools, and went to Oneida Baptist Institute in Kentucky each summer for over 15 years. He loved to help in Bible School at Central Florida. He is survived by his wife Cecelia, sons Greg (Vicky) and Steve (Laura) two grandchildren Courtney and Cody and two step grandchildren, Nicole and Paige in addition to his father and brother Gary both of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. He is predeceased by his mother and a sister, Janice Lynn. Visitation will be at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 with funeral services at First Baptist Church of Central Florida at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011. In lieu of flowers, Gene requested that donations be made to Oneida Baptist Institute, Box 67, Oneida, Kentucky 40972.

Monday, October 3, 2011

David Fleming Bryant

David Fleming Bryant (6/29/39 to 10/1/11) lived a life of adventure and sacrifice. He served as a veteran of foreign wars with the US Navy. He then selflessly served his family for the next 37 years as a long haul trucker with Consolidated Freightways. He was preceded in death by his mother Doris, his father C. Clyde and brother Clyde Jr. David leaves his beloved wife Janet of 47 years, his daughter Lorie and sons David, Michael, Jeffrey (Brandi), grandchildren Chris, Ashley, Austin, Tate, Ty, Tori, Gavin, Malaina and Jeffrey Maxwell. Mass will be held at Resurrection Catholic Church, Wednesday, October 5th in Winter Garden, FL at 8:00 a.m., blessing of the ashes and military honors following. In lieu of flowers please donate to

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Angel Rafael Colon

Angel Rafael Colon, age 95 of Orlando, passed away on Thursday, September 29th at his residence. Angel was born in Orocovis, Puerto Rico, the son of the late Maria (Ortiz) and Julio Colon. He retired from the United States Army and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. He leaves to cherish his memory, wife Rosaura (Lopez) Colon of Orlando; daughter Lucy Hendricks of Potts Camp, Mississippi; three sons Angel Colon, Jr., of Orlando, Carlos (Gladys) Colon of Ocoee, Rafael Colon of Orlando; sister Josefa Rubero of New York; brother Jose Colon of Casselberry; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at Dobbs Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.