Monday, December 30, 2013

Stella Margie Schilling

Stella Margie Schilling, age 89 of Saint Johns, Florida passed away in Orlando on Saturday, December 28, 2013.  Stella was a homemaker and is predeceased by her husband Fred (2000).  She leaves to cherish her memory 2 daughters, Theresa and her husband Gerard, Patricia and her husband Martin; son Allan and his wife Eileen; grandchildren, Kevin, Trey and Logan.
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Thursday, January 2, 2014 from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm. Interment will follow visitation at 2:00 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on January 4, 2014 at San Jose Church of Christ located at 6233 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donation can be made to The Friends of Library Access, Inc. - P.O. Box 10716, Daytona Beach, Florida 32120-0716. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Carlyle Mason, Sr.

Carlyle Mason, Sr., age 82 of Orlando, FL, passed away Sunday, December 8th, at his residence in Orlando.  He was born in Grenada, West Indies,  the son of the late Mary (Felix)  and Frederick  Mason.  Carlyle moved to Central Florida from New York in 1995 and was employed as a stationary engineer for the Department of Corrections.  He attended Tabernacle Baptist Church in Orlando.
He is predeceased by daughter Mary Rangoo (2008) and leaves to cherish his memory, wife Jane (Wilson) Mason of Orlando; four daughters, Catherine Callendar, of Trinidad, Caroline Mason, of New York, Yvette Mason, of Orlando, Joanne Mason-Ackerman, of Clermont; son, Carlyle Mason, Jr., of New York; brother, Dennis Mason, of Grenada; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:00 am with Pastor Harvey Carpenter officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Harry Narine Panday

Harry Narine Panday, age 64 of  Orlando, FL, passed away Monday, December 9th, 2013 at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.   He was born in Mahaica, Guyana,  the son of Basdiaya (Maraj) and the late Kanta Persaud.  He moved to Central Florida from Toronto in 1990 and was employed as a musician. 
Harry leaves to cherish his memory, mother Basdiaya Persaud of Orlando; wife Savitri (Kalladeen) Panday of Orlando; two daughters, Petula  (Rajen) Indar of Orlando, Praveeta (Navin) Singh of New York;  son Krishna Desh Panday of Orlando;  sister Kamla Hansraj of Orlando; three brothers Onkar Persaud, Visanu Persaud both of Orlando,   Jotis Persaud of New York; and 4 grandchildren, Raj, Amaiya, Nyah,  and Marisa.
The family will be receiving friends on from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home on Thursday, December 12, 2013.  A traditional Hindu service will be held from 9:00 until 11:00 am on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Dobbs Funeral Home followed by cremation at Metro Crematory in Ocoee at 11:30 am.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mildred I. Flynn

Mildred I. Flynn (Millie), 88, of Orlando passed away Friday, November 29th, 2013 at Winter Park Memorial Hospital, Winter Park.   A beloved mother and grandmother born in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late Sophia and Joseph Wagner.  She served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a SGT doing cryptography.  She graduated from Pasadena Playhouse Association College of Theatre Arts in 1954.  She moved to Central Florida from New Jersey in 1972.  She was employed as an unemployment claims secretary and was a long time member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church before attending Blessed Trinity Catholic Church with her son and daughter-in-law.

 Mildred leaves to cherish her memory two sons Brian Flynn, Sean (Angela) Flynn; sister Dolores Gilbertson, IL; brother, Richard Wagner, WI; and 5 grandchildren.  The family will be receiving friends from 12:00 until 1:30 pm followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 pm on Friday, December 6, 2013 at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.  Interment will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Patricia Anne Henry

Patricia Anne Henry, age 68 passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013.  She was born in Monte Tebello, California the daughter of Joseph and Lorraine (Polly) Barberich.  Patricia was employed as a commercial insurance associate and attended Orlando Community Church.
She is preceded in death by Brian Taylor (1968) and leaves to cherish her memory, husband William D. Henry of Orlando; sons Matthew Boyle of Hailey Idaho, Michael Taylor of Plainfield, Illinois, Gary Taylor of Waterman, Illinois; sister Karen Hansen of Champagne, Illinois and Lutz, Flora; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Monday, November 25, 2013

George Bennett Marsh

George Bennett Marsh, age 91, passed away on October 07, 2013, at home with his family and friends.  George was born on October 23, 1921 in Atlantic City, New Jersey to Joseph Marsh and Mae Bennett. He served in the U. S. army and was awarded an Honorably Discharged. He later received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.
On December 15, 1951, he married Isabel Jaramillo and they have enjoyed 61 loving years of marriage.  He enjoyed adventure and spent several years as a farmer in Guatemala.  In 1962, he moved to Orlando, where he continued to reside.
He worked for Martin Marietta, SAIC, Don Asher, part time travel agent, and prepared income taxes, but most important to him was sharing his life with his family.  He loved the beach, fishing, traveling and good bargains.
George is survived by his wife, Isabel Marsh and his two sons, Kenneth Marsh and wife Luma and Glenn Marsh and wife Cheryl.
George was a great son, father and husband.  He loved people and new adventures.  We all love him dearly and will always miss him.
Public visitation was held on October 9, 2013 from 4 until 6 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service was held on October 10, 2013 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Vanessa Jo Bishop

Vanessa Jo Bishop (Twinky Chapman) age 55, passed away November 17, 2013.  She was born in Orlando Florida at Orange Memorial Hospital and graduated from Boone High School.  Twinky was a gifted artist who especially loved to paint.  She loved the music of Barbra Streisand.

She is survived by her son Addison; grandson Jayden, mother Iva; her siblings Randy, Cheryl, Kathleen, Scott, Brian, John. Nephew  Brandon,  Nieces Kaley , Sarah, Courtney, Ashley, Katie, Amanda, Jackie and her cats Dolce, Coco, Mama, Koie and Vinny The Show Cat.  May God Bless Her Soul.  Public Visitation will be from 1:00 until 1:30 pm.  followed by the funeral service on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm.  Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.



Friday, November 15, 2013

Sabina Zykova

Sabina Zykova, age 29 of Orlando passed away on Friday, November 8th, 2013 in Orlando.  Sabina was born in Kiev, Ukraine the daughter of Serge and Anzhelika (Kocherhina) Zykova.  She was employed in the restaurant industry. 
Sabina leaves to cherish her memory, mother Anzhelika Kocherhina of Kiev; Christopher Barnes of Orlando; Sargis Navoyan of Orlando and many other sorrowing relatives and friends. 
Public visitation will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 3:00 until 6:00 pm with a service at 5:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando FL 3

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Earl Andrew Hanson

EARL ANDREW HANSON of Ocoee, Florida, passed away on November 4, 2013. He was born in Fairhaven, Minnesota, on April 20, 1921, to the late Andrew Hanson and Pearl Dorman Hanson. Earl was preceded in death by sisters Myrtle Oster and Ruby Midtling.

After graduating from Litchfield (MN) High School in 1940 he worked in a bank before going to California to work in the aircraft industry. He entered the Army Air Forces and attended Navigation School. He did not see combat duty but was assigned to Navigation Instructor duty. He was honorably discharged from active duty in November 1945 at Langley Field, Virginia.

Earl graduated from Pepperdine University and taught one year in the Los Angeles school system. He then began his career in private industry as an engineer in the aerospace and medical technology industries until his retirement in 1986 from CD Medical, Inc, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.
He is survived by his wife Dorothea (Dodie), his beloved children (by his first wife Joyce Dollerschell Hanson) Earl (Nina Todd) Hanson, Susan (Heath) Coleman and Eric Hanson; grandson Sean Walsh and granddaughter Meredith (Jordan) Smith and step-daughter Jane (Jeff) Jones and their daughter Ellory Jones. He is also survived by nieces Roselea (Howard) Nellis and Adele (Ken) Floren.
As an accomplished pilot and homebuilder, he actively built and repaired airplanes. He and his daughter produced and supplied many of the ribs, firewalls and other formed parts to Sonex Aircraft until the parts were taken in-house for production. He also produced and supplied a different type rib to several other companies.
Earl was a faithful member of the People of Faith Lutheran Church in Winter Garden, Florida. As an affirmation of his faith he was building a Zenith aircraft for donation to Missionary Aviation until his health began to fail. Unfortunately, he was unable to complete the project, but he was able to donate everything except the fuselage, propeller and engine.
There will be a memorial service  at People of Faith Lutheran Church, located at 220 Windermere Road, Winter Garden, Florida  on November 29, 2013 at 10:30 am.  Earl chose to donate his body for medical education and research purposes to the Anatomical Board of the State of Florida which takes up to two years to be completed. At that time his cremains will be spread over the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Fisher House, which provides shelter and support to serving military and veterans’ families during a medical crisis, at Arrangements are being handled by Dobbs Funeral Home (

Friday, November 8, 2013

Farris Lee Robinson

Farris Lee Robinson, age 70, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013.  He was born in Havana, Florida the son of Irvin and Edith (Andrews) Robinson.  Farris was employed as a radiology technician.
He leaves to cherish his memory, wife Marcela (Tolentino) Robinson; sons Christopher and Raymond Robinson both of Orlando; daughter Christina Robinson of Orlando; brother Robert Robinson from Tallahassee. 
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Amy Malecki

Amy Malecki, age 45 passed away on November 3, 2013.  She was born in Palm Bay, Florida to Nancy and Stanley who both preceded her in death.  Amy spent her childhood in Otego, New York and moved to Florida in 1995.

Amy only worked places she was passionate about and where she was able to make meaningful connections with people:  Friendlies, ARC of Otsego, Girl Scout Camp Amahami, Red Lobster, Magic Max, Andean Manna, ProSource and Stinsons Carpet One.
She was diagnosed with Lupus on 2000.  It did not define her and she chose with purpose not to allow Lupus to be a main character in her life.  She chose people, travel, fun, laughter, pitching softball and to be an advocate of pet rescue.  She chose to live in spite of Lupus.  Because of this choice her ending was quick and as graceful as one can imagine.  She leaves a hole that she would tell you to fill with the memories of her laughter... now... go adopt a pet.
Amy leaves to cherish her memory, Brothers: Jimmy, Ed and Bobby; Nieces and Nephews: Amanda, Joey, Nicholas, Brent, Kasey and Kyle; beloved rescue, Aarlie the dog; and many extended family and friends.  A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Dobbs Funeral Home, located at 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando FL 32811.  You may view the service by logging in to the following address at 1:30 pm on Saturday.  No password needed.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Verna Loraine Bartoszewicz

Verna Loraine Bartoszewicz, age 80 passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2013.  Verna was born in Medina, NY with 1 younger brother to Mary and Herman Handt.  Verna lived and completed school in Medina and then went to nursing school to become a Registered Nurse in Rochester.  She met her husband, Robert, who was in the Air Force, through a friend and they  married and moved to England.  After two years of service they returned to the United States and moved to Orlando where they adopted a girl, Catherine Ann, and a boy, Mark to complete their family.
Robert worked as a printing salesman and Verna worked for a doctor for a while and then at the Magnolia School for Handicapped Children as their school nurse.  After 22 years Verna retired and took care of her husband who was injured in a automobile accident until his death in 2003.  She lived with her son until she moved to Emeritus at Ocoee Assisted Living Center.   Verna liked to watch television, listen to music and go out to dinner.
She leaves to cherish her memory daughter, Catherine Hobbs (Robert) of Union Grove, NC; son Mark Bartoszewicz of Orlando; brother Fred Handt of Fresno, CA; 2 grandchildren Michael Stanley Miller of Orlando, Jeffrey Allen Hobbs of North Carolina and 1 great grandson Nolan Jeffrey Hobbs also of North Carolina.
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm.  The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Russell Scott

Russell Scott, age 71,  passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at his home in Orlando.  He was born in Douglas, Georgia the son of Walter James and Odesa Virginia (Acorn) Scott.  Russell was employed in Construction as a Tile Setter. 
He leaves to cherish his memory, wife Judith (Jackson) Scott of Orlando; daughters Laura Scott of Madison, Florida, Jennifer Lee Boles of Howey in the Hills, Florida; son John Russell Scott also of Howey in the Hills; sisters Louise Woods and Lois Phillips both of Cleveland, Georgia; brother Wendell Scott of Eustis, Florida and 3 grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Lake Hill Cemetery in Orlo Vista, Florida on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm.
 God Took Him To His Loving Home
God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be.
He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered ‘Come with me.’
He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend.
He faced his pain with courage, until the very end.
He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was not in vain,
God took him to His loving home and freed him from the pain.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mary Rita Conry

Mary Rita Conry, age 90, of   Winter Garden, FL, passed away  Tuesday, October 29th, 2013.   She was born in Rocky  Mountain, NC the daughter of the late Mary (Braswell)  and Charles  Clark and was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse. 
Mary leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Mary Eith of Kent, Washington, Kathleen Conry of Winter Garden;  two sons Thomas Conry of Ocoee;, Brian Conry of Portland, OR; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 3 until 5 pm.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Resurrection Catholic Church, Winter Garden, FL, at 10:00 am on Monday, November 4th,  with Father Kurber officiating.  Interment will be at 1:30 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

Diana Marie Dyche

Diana Marie Dyche, age 59, of   Orlando,  passed away Wednesday, October 30th, at her residence.    Diana was born in Bronx, NY the daughter of  Josephine (Mobilio)  and Walter  France.  She was employed as a florist and was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.
Diana leaves to cherish her memory,  daughter Amanda Rogers of Kissimmee, FL;  son Michael Dyche of Orlando;  two sisters, Joyce Keegan of Suffern, NY.,  Florence DeStefano, of Suffern, NY.; three brothers Nick France of New York,  Walter France of North Carolina, Frank France of Suffern, NY;  2 grandchildren, Phoenix Dyche of Winter Garden and Kara Rogers of Kissimmee
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 3 until 4 pm followed by a Mass  at 4 pm . 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Anthony J. DeThomas

Anthony J. DeThomas, age 85 of  Orlando, FL passed away Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at his residence.  He was born in Astoria, NY the son of the late Esther (Pinto)  and Frank  DeTommaso.  He served in the U.S. Navy in WW II and was employed as an accountant. 
Anthony is predeceased by his parents Esther and Frank DeTommaso;  wife Eileen DeThomas;  and sister Lena Pinto.  He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Mary DeThomas Maciejczyk (ex-spouse Stephen), Joan DeThomas Troche (Dr. Milton); son Bob DeThomas (Audrey); grandchildren, Mary Holaday (Matt), Amy DeThomas, Keith Troche,Christian Troche,  Frank Anthony Maciejczyk; and great-grandson Philip Holaday.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Dobbs Funeral Home from 5:00 until 8:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor David Stephens officiating.

Joseph Andrew Dragojevich

Joseph Andrew Dragojevich, age 43, of Orlando, FL passed away Friday, October 18th, 2013 in Islamorada, Florida.  Monroe County.   Joseph was born in Pittsburgh, PA the son of Vincenta (Brazin)  and Gerald Dragojevich.  He was employed as Captain District Chief for Lake County Emergency Medical Services. 
Joseph leaves to cherish his memory, parents Gerald and Vincenta Dragojevich, Sr. of Pittsburgh; fiance Heather Ferrell of Orlando; daughter Allison Dragojevich of Peoria, IL; son Joseph Dragojevich, II of Orlando;  sister Teresa Dragojevich; brother Gerald Dragojevich both of Orlando; and grandchild, Caleb Dragojevich of Orlando. 
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Orlando, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL from 12:00 until 3:00P on Monday, October 28th, 2013 in the Henry Chapel followed by the service at 3:00 pm with Chaplain Bob and Deacon Larry Herbert officiating.

The family requests that donations be made to
 St. Jude's Children's Hospital at
or the Make a Wish Foundation at

"We are all the sum of our choices. The fear is not of dying.... it is to not have lived."


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Raymond Stuart Black, Jr.

Suddenly on Saturday, October 19th in Orlando, Florida.  The son of Raymond and Melvia Black, Ray grew up in Arlington, Virginia, attended Washington-Lee High, George Washington University and the Georgetown University Dental School and Medical College of Virginia.  After graduation, he served his country as a dentist in the United States Air Force in Valdosta, Georgia and following that started a long and successful practice of Orthodontics in Richmond and Midlothian, Virginia.  After retirement, he moved to Cape Coral, Florida where he was able to enjoy his passions of golf and fishing.  He very recently had moved to Orlando.

Ray is survived by his wife, Victoria of Orlando, three devoted daughters, Lisa Herbert of Chesterfield, Virginia, Deborah Gage of Sarasota, Florida, Shannon Julian of Orlando, his sister Susie Glancy of Silver Spring Maryland, six beloved grandchildren, Jacob and Nicole Herbert, Evan and Landon Gage, and Miles and Carter Julian, great-grandson, Jhase as well as countless other loving family members and friends.

Virginia - Memorial services will be held Wednesday, November 20th at 6:00pm at Salisbury Country Club in Richmond, Virginia.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Ray's name be made to First Tee, a charity for underprivileged children who are aspiring to learn to golf.
Florida - Memorial services will be November 16th from 2:00-6:.00pm at their home in Orlando.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Ray's name be made to Bridges of Light Foundation, a home for orphaned and rescued children in Orlando.  37 N. Orange Avenue Suite 800B Orlando, FL  32802-4417.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Elise L. Jansen

Elise L. Jansen, 78, of Saint Cloud, FL, passed away Wednesday, October 16th, at her residence.  She was born in Long Island, NY, the daughter of the late Lydia (Graessle)  and Carl  Schroth and was employed as a radiology technician. 
Elsie leaves to cherish her memory, husband Bernhard  Jansen of St. Cloud;  daughter, Susan Elise Auten of Dallas, GA;  son William K Jeffrey, of Douglasville, GA;  sister, Anita DiPrima, of Bluepoint, NY; 2 grandchildren Lauren Jeffrey of Douglasville, Ga; Erin McKey of Lithia Springs, GA; 1 great-grandchild, Macy McKey of Lithia Springs, GA.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Orlando, in the Henry Chapel at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013.   The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to any of the following, First Baptist Church of Orlando, Disaster Relief and Food Service, Salvation Army, Red Cross or Dogs for the Deaf.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Barbara Rae Avis Smart

Barbara Rae Avis Smart passed away peacefully on Sunday October 20, with family at her side. She was born December 12, 1932 in Roanoke, VA, the daughter of Lois Bond Avis Starke and Martin Luther (Skip) Avis, both departed.
Barbara is survived by her husband of 53 years, Jerry Ross Smart of Orlando, and her daughters Linda Lani Kress, Bonnie Susanne Salem, Jeri Carolynn Mooney, Kristie Marie Viehman and Sandra Leigh Smart Payne.  She is also survived by her 5 sons-in-law, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandsons, and many valued friends and colleagues.
A Realtor in the Orlando area for 42 years, Barbara was a career agent for several Realtors until her retirement. Her family and friends will remember her as a funny, creative, beautiful, and graceful woman who excelled as an ad hoc hula instructor, swing dancing “champion”, artist, ballet costume seamstress, stylish bowler, sly Bridge partner, dance and music lesson chauffer, and fashionably late. She was active in the Women’s Council of Realtors, the Junior Women’s Club of Orlando and Beta Sigma Phi and served as a PTA president, Girl Scout, and Brownie leader. She loved warm sandy beaches, especially any place that reminded her of Hawaii, where she lived for several years. We will miss her laugh, watching her dance with Dad in the kitchen, her ability to fall asleep anywhere/anytime, and her potato salad.
We bid Barbara, a beloved daughter, cherished wife, and devoted mother, a fond Aloha and will honor her memory with love, laughter, dance, song, and tears: a sea of tears.
A graveside service for family and friends will be held at 12:00 noon at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Winter Park, Florida on Wednesday, October 23.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at or to Hospice of the Comforter at

Janice L. Schuck

Janice L. Schuck, age 80 of Tavares, passed away on October 15, 2013.  She was born in Hudson, FL the daughter of William and Ella Mae Conner. 
Janice was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother and is survived by her husband Victor; daughter Teresa Rouse; sons Gregory, Steven, Matthew; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
 A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 am on October 31, 2013 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 801 Hastings St, Orlando FL.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Cheryl Darlene Skinner

Cheryl Darlene Skinner,  age 58, of Orlando, FL, passed away at  Saturday, October 12th, at her residence.   She was born in Clermont, FL the daughter of the late Nancy Virginia (Newman)  and Lester  A. Harville.  She served in the U.S. Army. and moved back to Central Florida from Ohio in 2001 and was employed  as a by NAPA Auto Parts as a store manager.
Cheryl leaves to cherish her memory;  two daughters, Carmyn Yeager of Waynesville, MO;  Sharon Overstreet of Orlando;   son Dave Overstreet (Autum) of Portland, OR; brother Terry Harville, of Little Rock, AR. and 4 grandchildren, Alexis Yeager, Joseph Coutee, Scottie Yeager, Hemi Hannah.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will follow visitation at 7:00 pm with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Charline Denise Anderson

Charline Denise Anderson, age 57, of Orlando, Florida passed away Monday, September 30th, 2013.  She was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey the daughter of the late Thelma (Madden)  and Charles  Anderson.  Charline was employed as a medical assistant.  She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Lorrelle Comacho of Orlando,  Hope Marie White of Tampa; two sisters, Alise Anderson, of Plainfield, NJ,  Renee Anderson-Goins of Tampa; three brothers, Andrew  Anderson of Tampa, Ira (Lisa) Anderson of Whitehall, PA., Maurice Anderson of Whitehall, PA.; and 3 grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Dobbs Funeral Home from 10:00 until 11:00 am.  Funeral service will follow visitation at 11:00 am in the Chapel with Rev. Joann Glenn officiating. 

Myrtle Shirley

Born in Jamaica, St. Ann West Indies to Eustace and Elizabeth Douglas.  Myrtle migrated to England in 1960 where she lived in Sheffield, St. Albans and Tooting.  Myrtle was married to Weston Shirley and they had 2 children Jean & Ted who were born in England.  After Weston's death she married Albert Wallace.  She moved to New York in 1967 and lived in Mt. Vernon and Newburgh.  She worked in Health Care until she retired. 
Myrtle was a people person and was the matriarch in the family.  She made sure everyone not only her immediate family was taken care of.  She was kind, compassionate, loving and courageous.  She would take the time to listen if you had a problem or not.  Her favorite word of encouragement would be "Don't Worry, Pray, God will help you."  Her door was always open to others, and she  enjoyed making big family dinners, and always cooked for Thanksgiving and Christmas for the family. 
Myrtle is survived by her husband Albert Wallace; son Ted (Nancy) Shirley and daughter Jean Shirley; 3 brothers, Milton, Esley, Roman; 3 sisters, Pearl, Daphney, Carmen; Aunt Inez Nelson; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at Grace Bible Church of Orlando, 801 Dorscher Rd, Orlando at 1:00 pm, followed by interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Gene Pritchard officiating.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Evelyn Lowry

On Monday September 23, 2013 at 4:52pm my mother Evelyn Lowry departed this earth to spend eternity with her Lord and savior Jesus Chris. Two weeks ago she had severe internal bleeding for three days. The doctors did not know what to do. They kept giving her blood and eventually her bleeding stopped. Her time in the hospital, due to her dementia, was very hard on her because she did not know where she was or why she was there. She went to a hospice facility that could provide nurses that were better suited for her special needs once the bleeding stopped. When she arrived there she was so happy and thought she was at a resort. We talked about my kids (who have not been kids for a long time) and that I should take them to the park while she stayed in bed and rested. She ate a meal and after making her comfortable, so she could go to sleep, I went home. However, through the night it appeared she must have had a stroke. She struggled to talk and grasp things with her hands. After a few days I believe she decided to go and be with the Lord as she had no desire to eat or drink for four days. During her last days our family was with her at her bedside talking to her, praying over her, singing songs and reading scripture. When the end was eminent, I would watch her jugular vein when she momentarily wouldn't breath to make sure she was still alive. When I was playing the song "I'll Fly Away" to her, she listened to the song while I was looking into her eyes. As the song finished, she released the last breath of air and I saw no movement in her jugular vein and knew she had left us at the end of the song and "Flew Away".
 The service for Evelyn Lowry will be held on Thursday October 3rd at 4pm to celebrate her life. The service will be located in the Henry Chapel at First Baptist Church of Orlando on John Young Parkway.



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

William Alfred Beverly

October 31, 1931 - September 19, 2013
William Alfred Beverly passed away on September 19, 2013 at age 81 in Orlando, Florida.  Bill was born in WV, and graduated from East Bank High School.  He attended Morris Harvey College, (The University of Charleston-WV) where he received a degree in Accounting.  He was in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves for about 6 years.  He worked for Owens-Illinois Glass Plant for 30 years including stints in Kanawha City, WV, Circleville and Toledo, Ohio, and Orlando, FL where he spent his remainding 43 years.  He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Jean Beverly, his son, Joseph A. Beverly, both of Orlando, FL, his sister, Carol Beverly Totten of Charleston, WV and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents, William Andrew Beverly and Mary Hall Beverly, and his brother, Donald R. Beverly.  Visitation will be held in the Chapel at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home in Belle, WV.  from 12:30 until 1:30 pm on Monday, September 30, 2013.  Following the Service at 1:30 pm burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Gardens in London, WV.  His nephews, Rev. Robert Beverly and Rev. Stephen Beverly will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ernest Jean-Joseph Bourdon

"Ernest Bourdon 67, retired  carpenter, died of a heart attack early in the morning of Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at his home in Orlando, Florida.  Born March 2nd 1946, in Cornwall Ontario, Canada and married to the late Mary Gault.  He will be greatly missed. He is leaving behind his daughter Julie Landaberde (Alvado).  Wonderful grandfather to Mary, Jasmine and Tyler Landaberde. His life will be celebrated at Dobbs Funeral Home on Monday September 23rd, 2013 from 4 to 8 pm including a small service at 7 pm.  His ashes will be laid to rest with his loving wife in Canada."

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Carol Ann Ord

Carol Ann Ord, age 53 of Apopka, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013.  She was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania the daughter of Roland Paul and Janet Ladene (Curren) Hart.  Carol was employed at Walgreen's in customer service.
She leaves to cherish her memory, mother Janet Hart; husband Keith Taylor Ord; brother Ronald Paul Hart; nephew Jordan Tyler Hart and niece Jenna Skyler Hart. 
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral  Home on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 2:00 until 6:00 pm.  The funeral service will follow visitation at 6:00 pm with Pastor Jeff Pritchard officiating.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Norma B. Green

Norma B. Green, (Nana) 95 years passed away on 09/11/2013.  Born on 01/06/1918 in New Orleans, LA.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years Layton H. Green, Lt. Col, US Army (Ret).  Survived by their 7 children, Harold P. Green, Summerville, S.C., Arthur F Green (Karen), Leesburg FL, Suzanne G. Koenig, Orlando FL, Judy M Green, Orlando FL, Joyce G Bashaw (Michael), Rockwood TN, Jacquelyn G Kachurek (Terry), Marengo, OH, Janice M Green, Longmont CO, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Norma served as a 1st Lt. in the Woman's Army Air Corp before marrying and raising her family.  She served as president of the Council of Catholic Women.  She was a member of F.O.C.U.S. (the Federation of Congregations United to Serve) and volunteered at B.E.T.A. (Birth, Education, Training and Acceptance) for over 30 years.  She was given the Eckerd Award (given to the top 100 women in the nation who volunteer in their communities) and also was awarded the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service to her community.  She worked for McDonald's at the Naval Training Center as the Lobby Lady taking care of the young recruits (flirting with the sailors) and then at the International Airport well into her 80's.

Visitation will be at Dobbs Funeral Home at 430 N. Kirkman Rd, from 3 - 5 pm on  September 15, 2013.  The Funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 4545 Anderson Rd, on September 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm with a viewing from 11a until 12p at the church prior to the service. We celebrate her life as she did. "Laissez Les Bon Tempes Roulez"

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Kenneth Lenard Coleman

Kenneth Lenard Coleman, age 55 of Orlando passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.  He is the son of the late Willard Coleman Sr., and Lucille Horne.   Kenneth moved to Central Florida from Georgia in 1960 and was employed as a driver for United Postal Service.  He was an artist and for 37 years played the bass guitar and worked on vintage cars.  He continued to pursue a degree in the health profession at the University of South Florida until his illness.  On August 19, 2013, he was presented a  Bachelors Degree in General Studies by the Board of Trustees of the University of South Florida.  Kenneth passed away two days later.
He  is preceded in death by his father Willard Coleman and sisters Mildred and Louise.  Kenneth leaves to cherish his memory mother Lucille Coleman; five sisters Geraldine, Faye, Sandra Diane, Stephanie; three brothers Willie (Bill), Richard and Willard Jr.  He also leaves a host of relatives and sorrowing friends.
A memorial service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11:00 am.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

James Edward Flottman

James Edward Flottman died peacefully at home on Sunday, August 4, 2013 holding his wife's hand.  Wife, Jane Carol Flottman was happily married to Jim for 46 years.  He is survived by a wonderful son James Christian Flottman, daughter-in-law Mikael Rebecca Flottman and two grandchildren, Carson James and Jayden Mikael Flottman.  All were present to say goodbye to Jim.  He waited for his time to leave us until his son flew in from Denver.  When he heard his voice and held his hand he was at peace and he died soon after.  Jim is also survived by a son from a previous marriage, William Allen Flottman.
Jim was born in Pittsburg, Kansas on May 9, 1928 to Arnold and Julia Flottman.  He has one brother Arnold Flottman, Jr.  Jim went to Tulsa University on a music scholarship and then joined the Army during the Korean War.  He was sought out for his outstanding talent for playing the French horn and was sent to the Naval School of Music.  He then performed in Washington D.C. for the rest of his military career.  Jim was an executive of the Johns Manville Corporation in New York City and then Denver Colorado.  After retirement, Jim and Jane moved to the Orlando Florida area.  He worked for Publix Super Market and was written up in the local newspaper as the Ambassador of Metro West because of his outstanding and friendly personality.  He then worked for Walt Disney World for 15 years and won the prestigious award of Partners in Excellence.  Jim was very proud of being a Kentucky Colonel.  His life with Jane in Florida was enriched by seeing the world.  Jim was allowed to die peacefully at home with help from the Hospice of the Comforter.  Any donations in his honor should be made to this wonderful organization. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ineta T. Lewis

Ineta T. Lewis, age 41, of Orlando,  passed away Friday, July 26th, 2013 at her residence with her family by her side.   She was born in Antigua, West Indies the daughter of the late William and Deborah Smith. She was a homemaker and member of Mount Sinai Seventh Day Adventist Church in Orlando.

The family will be receiving friends at Mount Sinai Seventh Day Adventist Church, Orlando from 10:00 am until 12:00p followed by the funeral service with Pastor Herman L. Davis, Sr. officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Marcus Lamar Johnson

Marcus Lamar Johnson was called home to be with his Savior and Lord on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.  He was born on October 21, 1973 to John W. Johnson and Edna M. Clay in Orlando, Florida.  A lifelong Floridian, he was employed as a chef and was a member of New Life Ministries.

He is predeceased by his father John Wesley Johnson Sr; grandparents Addie Lee Clay, Eddie Clay and Candacy Johnson.  Marcus leaves to cherish his memory, mother Edna M. Johnson; brothers John W. Johnson Jr, Keith Johnson; aunts and uncles Dosie Lee Weatherspoon (John), Mattie Mallett, Zedora Weatherspoon (James), Joseph B. Clay (Wanda), Irene Thomas, Lousie Smith (Leroy), Leroy Johnson (Esther) Cardell Barker (Geneva); great aunts Ann Morrison, Rosa Bowles, Rosetta Townsend, Mary Francis Clay, Calvin Jones (Jackie) William Hawkins; three lovely nieces Stephanie M. Johnson, Keitia J. Johnson, Keitresse M. Johnson; and a host of loving cousins and friends.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm.  The funeral service will follow visitation with  Elder Joseph B. Clay officiating.

Twenty Third Psalm

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restores my soul, He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Johnny Basil McLeod

Johnny Basil McLeod, age 53, of  Apopka, FL passed away Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at Florida Hospital Orlando, Orlando.   Johnny was born in Orlando, FL  the son of the late Maryann (Barber)  and Jordan  McLeod.  He was employed as a construction foreman. 
Johnny leaves to cherish his memory, wife Bonita  (Dozier)  McLeod of Apopka ;  two daughters, Sheila McLeod, of Apopka; Michelle McLeod, of Apopka; a son,Daniel Dozier, of Minnesota;  brother, Joseph McLeod, of Apopka and grandchildren Jayden Roger and Ciera McLeod of Apopka.
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 2:00 until 3:00 pm, followed by the service at 3:00 pm with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Thomas F. Hale

Thomas F.  Hale, 60, passed away on July 5, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.  Tom is survived by his devoted wife Mary; children Shawn (Tiffany), Justin (Alison), Joshua, Kathleen and Elizabeth; grandchildren Shawn, Riley, Mason, William, and Cy; siblings Kenneth and  David Hale and Cheryl Somerset.  He was born in England at a US military base, where his father was stationed.
Shortly after his birth, his family relocated back to the states, eventually settling in Winter Garden, Florida. After graduating from Lakeview High School, Tom served four years in the United States Air Force as a crew chief on C130 airplanes.   After leaving the military, following in his father's footsteps, he was blessed with a passion for his career as a truck driver.    He drove for The Martin Brower Company for 31 years, delivering to McDonald's throughout the state of Florida. During those years he won numerous truck driving competitions at both local and state levels.
It was while delivering to McDonald's, Tom met Mary.   They were married in December of 1988, celebrating 25 years of marriage this year. His role as a father added great meaning to his life. He enjoyed coaching his three son's baseball teams, and was thrilled to eventually have two daughters to complete his family.  As a family, they looked forward to and enjoyed many vacations both here in the states and cruising the Caribbean. Tom enjoyed a variety of hobbies over the years, including model building, fishing, bowling, flying single engine planes, and eventually settling into a good game of golf. Tom and his family were long time parishioners at Saint Andrews Church. 
Diagnosed early this year with advanced lung cancer, he courageously battled the awful disease.  Faced with a challenging prognosis, he agreed to fight the disease aggressively. He was introduced to a wonderful group of doctors, nurses, technicians, and therapists at Orlando Health. During his 7 week stay in ICU, this team, lead by Dr. Mark Vollenweider, worked daily to overcome the many obstacles he faced.  We cannot express the gratitude for the wonderful personalized care and compassion Tom received. 
Family will receive friends on Monday, July 8th from 7-9 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, located at 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando. Funeral Mass will be at Saint Andrews Catholic Church in Orlando on Tuesday, July 9th at 4pm with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Fr. Andy O'Reilly, CPPS  (211 Green Dolphin St., Morehead City, NC 28557) to support his preaching ministry. Tom thought the world of Fr. Andy and his work in Parish Missions.
     Tom lives with us in memory and will forever more.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

John P. Shimkonis

John P. Shimkonis, age 55, of Orlando passed away on 30 June 2013.  He was born at the  US Naval Hospital, Quantico, Virginia.   John had diverse interests. With an incredible in-depth knowledge and love of plants and plant life he owned and ran his own business, West Orlando Pro Lawncare. His work earned him landscaping awards around Orlando. John also spent a short time in the US Navy.  He was an avid reader, having a keen interest and knowledge in American history. He had and affinity for the ocean and surfing, painting and drawing and was musically inclined.   But most of all he had a beautiful mind and kind soul.

John is preceeded in death by father 1st Sgt. Frank Shimkonis USMC and survived by mother Joan L. Shimkonis, Orlando FL, brothers  Anthony N. Shimkonis, Wilmington, NC, Michael R. Shimkonis with wife Jennifer, nephew Nicolas, niece Ava Louise, Telluride, CO and Joseph D. Shimkonis, Honolulu, HI.

Wake Services will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home 430 N.Kirkman Rd., Orlando 32811 09 July 2013 from 7-9 pm. Mass and services will be held at St. Andrew's Catholic Church 801 N Hastings St., Orlando 32808 10 July at 1200 noon with reception following at church hall  In lieu of flowers please make a donation to: NAMI Greater  (National Alliance of Mentally Ill Greater Orlando)  or The Lustgarten Foundation (cure for pancreatic cancer).