Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Robert Peter Dempsey

Robert Peter Dempsey, age 76, of Orlando, FL passed away Saturday, October 27th, 2012, at his home in Orlando.  Born in Boston, MA, Bob was the son of the late Josephine (Sullivan) and James Brenden Dempsey.   Bob enjoyed a lengthy and successful career in radio, television, marketing, and advertising, including general management positions at radio stations in Providence, RI, and Orlando, Miami, and Jacksonville, FL, and in sales management for a network affiliated TV station in Providence.  He was also the marketing director for the syndicated radio program “An American Idea” which was named the country’s “Best Syndicated Daily Radio Program.”

 Bob became known and respected nationwide for his work as an Account Executive with Orlando’s DeFalco advertising agency, overseeing millions of dollars in investments in radio, television, and print advertising on behalf of many of the nation’s most successful car dealerships.  A lifelong sports fan, he returned to radio late in his career, winning “Salesman of the Year” honors for his performance for Clear Channel’s sports station in Orlando, and subsequently with Genesis Communications in Orlando as well.  More recently, he founded Bob Dempsey Advertising, developing and executing marketing and advertising campaigns for businesses throughout Central Florida.

Bob infused all of his projects – indeed, all of his life -- with enthusiasm, energy, and creativity, and he will be missed not only by family and friends, but also by his associates, his clients, and all who have been touched by him.  He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Orlando.

Robert is predeceased by daughter Katie Dempsey (1995) and leaves to cherish his memory wife Marie Frances (Snow) Dempsey of Orlando; four daughters, Kathleen (Kane) Dempsey, of Dallas, TX;  Patricia (John) Schwering, of Alexandria, VA; Anne Marie (Don) Dempsey, of Orlando, FL;  Roberta (Brian) Fields, of Orlando;  sister, Josephine Magnan, of Hartford, CT;  and brother, John Dempsey, of New Hampshire.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Thursday, November 1st, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church, Orlando, FL, at 11:00 am on Friday, November 2nd.   In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Bob's name to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 2201 Lucien Way, Maitland FL 32751.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Donald Earl Stephenson

Donald Earl Stephenson, age 47 passed away tragically on Sunday, September 30th, 2012.  He was born in Spaulding, Manchester Jamaica the son of Cecile and Anita (Small) Stephenson.  He was employed as a tractor trailer driver.  Donald is survived by brothers Andrew and Rodney and many other sorrowing friends and relatives. 
The family is asking for assistance in getting Donald back home to Jamaica for burial.  For information regarding donations to assist, please call Dobbs Funeral Home on 407-578-7720.  Any gift will be appreciated.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ruth F. Turcotte

 Ruth F. Turcotte, age 88 of Orlando passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012. She was born in Swampscott, MA the daughter of John and Grace (Fiske) Gilliam and lived in Saugus, MA.  She moved to Central Florida from Peabody, MA in 1983. Ruth is retired from the telecommunications industry ( Signius), was a member of the Emblem Club of Saugus, MA and St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando. She was predeceased by her husband Howard L. Turcotte in 1982 and son Robert Entwistle in 1987.

 Ruth leaves to cherish her memory daughter Joyce (Ronald) DeCristoforo of Orlando; son Bruce (Donna) Entwistle of Saugus, MA; daughter-in-law Roberta Entwistle; grandchildren Bonnie (Christian) Campagnuolo of Vienna, VA, Denise (Christopher) Reed of Ocoee, Robert Entwistle of Arlington, MA, Bryan (Jennifer) Entwistle of Gloucester, MA, Crystal Entwistle of Portsmouth, NH, Joseph Entwistle of Portsmouth, NH and 4 great-grandchildren.

 The family will be receiving friends at St. Andrew Catholic Church from 2:30 - 3:30 pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 followed by a Mass at 3:30 pm. Prior to interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Peabody, MA, there will be visitation at Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home in Saugus, MA. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to St. Andrew Conference, St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Linda Joy Alexander

My Beloved Mother, Linda Joy Alexander, Age 58 of Orlando, Florida passed away on Thursday, October 25th, 2012.  She was born in Saranac Lake, New York and grew up in South Florida.  She moved to Orlando in 1988.  After a brave struggle with cancer, she went to be with the Lord.  She always enjoyed giving to others and loved to spend time with family and friends, and loved animals.    She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Central Florida. 

She is survived by her mother, Norma Duckworth of Tamarac, FL and father, Harry Danforth of Hollywood, FL; her daughters Michele Higgs of Round Rock, TX, Jennifer Candanosa of Buda, TX; her sons James Brennan of Orlando, FL and Clinton Alexander of Austin, TX; her sisters Marti Stevenson of Pompano Beach and Sheryl Lefler of Pickens, SC; her brother Roy Danforth of Davie, FL; 4 grandchildren; and Uncle Donald Martell of Plattsburg, NY.  She is preceded in death by sister Darlene Carragino.
Memorial services will be held at First Baptist Church of Central Florida on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Clayton Cloer, officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Linda J. Alexander to the First Baptist Church of Central Florida Missions Fund.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Doris Eileen Bryant

Doris Eileen Bryant, age 90 of Orlando, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.  She was born in Roane County, West Virginia the daughter of Thodore and Lucy (Frederick) Ihrig.  Doris moved to Central Florida from Cincinnati, Ohio in 1988 and was a homemaker and employed as an airline telephone operator.  She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Church in Orlando. 
She is preceded in death by son Matthew Bryant (1994).  Doris leaves to cherish her memory, husband John Bryant of Orlando; daughter Kathleen Schneider of Ft. Mill, South Carolina; sons Mark (Misty) Bryant and Timothy (Gloria ) Bryant both of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren, Katrina Schneider of Ft. Mill, South Carolina, John and Justin Bryant both of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday, October 22, 2012 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at St. Nicholas Byzantine Church located at 5135 Sand Lake Road, Orlando FL 32819.  The funeral service will be held at the church on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Dr. Phillips Cemetery.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Solange Vildor

Solange Vildor, age 59 of Orlando, passed away in Cumming, Georgia on September 28th, 2012.  She was born in Port-au-Paix, Haiti the daughter of Ducous Joseph and Melia Vilasaint.  Solange moved to Central Florida from Miami in 1989 was self employed and a missionary to all.
Solange leaves to cherish her memory her 7 children and 8 grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, October 5th, 2012 from 8:00 until 10:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 at Premiere Eglise Baptiste Ebenezerb Orlando, located at 3403-3413 N. Pine Hills Road, followed by interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Louis Martin Herman Schneiderwind, Jr.

Louis Martin Herman Schneiderwind, Jr. age 78 of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012.  Louis was born in Elgin, Illinois the son of Louis M.H. and Catherine (Dettmer) Schneiderwind, Sr.  He served in the United States Army and was employed as truck driver.  He was confirmed on Easter Sunday in April 1977 at Grace United Church of Christ, was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Orlando, the International Association of Fire Fighters, West Suburban Parents of Hearing Impaired, Fraternal Order of Foresters, and the River Grove Nationals.  Louis' hobbies were fire fighting, trains, camping and his family.
He leaves to cherish his memory wife Darlene (Nielsen) Schneiderwind of Orlando; Children Cindy Lou Schneiderwind,   Todd Schneiderwind, Krista Rae Davila (Rafael), Trena Lou Younglove (Jim), Louis "Scott" Schneiderwind, Erik Raymond Schneiderwind, Mark Raymond Schneiderwind (Paula), Samantha Irene Gratz (Gary); 16 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. 
The family will be receiving friends at Salem Lutheran Church on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 from 4:00 until 5:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 5:00 pm with Pastor Julie Frank Officiating.  There will be a reception following the service at 6:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to Salem Lutheran Church.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Courtney Eugene Robinson

Courtney Eugene Robinson, age 36 passed away on September 26, 2012 in Orlando.  He was born in Orlando, Florida the son of Walter Robinson and Ida Cone.  He was employed as a truck attendant for a waste removal company.  He leaves to cherish his memory, mother Ida Cone of Orlando; children Courtney Eugene, Jr. and Courtney Eugenia Cone and their mother Valerie all of Orlando; brothers Travis Cone (wife Vonnie), Hershel Bennettboth of Orlando, and Walter Robinson, Jr.; sister Tawana Brown (husband Charlie) of Orlando; niece Travionis Cone, nephews Travis Cone, Jr., and Travaughen Cone also of Orlando.  He leaves many other relatives and sorrowing friends.  
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, October 5, 2012 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held at First Born Pentecostal Church, 1977 Bruton Blvd, Orlando on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm followed by interment at Washington Park Cemetery.