Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Edward R. Eagleson

Edward R. Eagleson, age 81 of Orlando, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013.  Edward was born in Brooklyn New York, the son of Robert Edward and Christina (Wanser) Eagleson.  He served in the United States Army and was employed in maintenance at Vassar College.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 11:00 am at the funeral home, followed by interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Lewis Andrews Sutherland

The world lost a true original on Friday, May 17th, 2013.  Lewis Andrews Sutherland passed away peacefully with his family telling funny stories & sharing memories by his side.  Depending on how you knew him, you may have called him Pop, Andy, Lou, Jesse Charles, JC, or even Left Reverend.  His interests as well as his potential names were vast.  During his ample life he was a "Legitimate Business Man", actor, bongo player, standup comedian, music lover, grass mower, hole-in-one golfer, and constant practical jokester.  

His practical joke co-conspirators, as well as frequent victims were his brothers, Jesse Charles Sutherland (deceased), survived by Judy, Stephen Ray Sutherland (deceased), survived by Jenny, and his sister Wanda Louise Schimpf (John) of Lykens, Ohio who survives.  He was not only a wonderful father but also best friend to his sons, Greg Sutherland (Wapello, Iowa) and Brian Sutherland (Michelle) (Tiffin, Ohio). Nothing meant more to him than family, he loved his grandchildren Levi, Jacob, & Savannah (Greg) immensely and routinely cheered them on from the stands at their sporting events.  He made it a point to attend at least one game of every sporting interest they had throughout the years.  Also surviving is his lady companion and kindred spirit, Carrie Pirrotta, whom he shared the finer things of life with.  His love & support extended to his numerous nieces, nephews & special loved ones and he would always make an appearance at graduations, weddings, concerts, games, and plays.  His generosity and support extended beyond family to many individuals who throughout the years sought refuge or wished to make a new start.  Lou opened his home to all who needed it. 

 His life began in Richlands, Virginia where he was born on July 27th, 1948 to Mary (Jackson) and George Sutherland (both deceased).  He lived the majority of his youth and young adult years in Lykens and Columbus, Ohio before moving to Orlando, Florida in 1976.  He moved his family to Orlando to begin a successful real estate title insurance business that continues today.  He took on a partner and confidant in Heather Stephenson and for more than 25 years they have built Mortgagee Title Services into a family business with their children working with them at some point throughout the years.  He was also involved in the local theatre community performing in over 20 plays.  In 1990, Jesse and fellow cast members represented Civic Theatre of Central Florida's (and the United States) production of Doubles in an international amateur theatre festival sponsored by the American Association of Community Theatre which included 15 theatre groups from more than a dozen countries.  Doubles placed second in the competition and Jesse was chosen one of four best performers at the festival. 
He knew how to tell a good story and did he ever have some stories to tell. He made everyone around him laugh.  There were a few things that didn’t make him laugh which included being called Louie (“not even my mother calls me Louie!”), getting sneezed on and candy canes. He loved THE Ohio State Buckeyes, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Ballreich's Potato Chips, Macaroons, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, being unpredictable, never throwing anything away, motorcycles, classic cars (including his most recent purchase; an El Camino), yelling “Who De Who!” as he drove away and his sister Wanda’s homemade canned sweet pickles and anything she cooked from her fresh garden on the farm.  
A celebration of his life will be held at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center (Goldman Theater) Orlando, FL on June 28th at 7:00pm with a gathering immediately following in the Darden Courtyard.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, people become involved in "Be the Match" national bone marrow registry or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (

Monday, May 20, 2013

Cleveland Glasford Reid, Jr.

Cleveland Glasford Reid, Jr., of Orlando passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  Cleveland was born in Jamaica, West Indies, the son of Cleveland and Yvette (Pine) Reid, Sr.  He moved to Central Florida from Jamaica in 2005 and was employed in the Oil Recycling Industry as a Field Tech. 
Cleveland is survived by his wife Shamara (Francis) Reid of Orlando; son Cleveland Reid, III of Orlando and daughter Clea Reid of Orlando.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm, followed by interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Evelyn Jones McNeely

Evelyn Jones Mcneely passed away May 16, 2013 at Adventist Care Center in Orlando, Fl.  She was born August 9, 1937 in Apalachicola, Florida.   She was a retired Orange County School teacher for Robert E. Lee and Carver Middle Schools.  A  graduate of Florida  A&M University and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

She was preceded by her father (Iona Dawson), her mother (Aldonia Dawson) her brother (Billy Dawson) and her sister (Alyce Dawson Joseph).  She is survived by her sisters Mary Dawson Lee of Tampa and Susan Dawson Greene (Donnie) of Oviedo,  daughter Phaedra Jones Harris (Gary), son James Andre Jones both of Orlando and son Demetrius Jones of Atlanta, Ga.,  her 5 grandchildren Pravin Barber of Tallahassee, Sherlonda Jones Anderson of Winter Haven, Danielle Jones of Deltona, Brittni and Richard Tyler Herriott of Orlando.  3 great grands and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. 

 A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 1 PM, at Dobbs Funeral Home, located at 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando FL
Evelyn's Home in Tangelo Park
4914 Big Horn Street
Orlando, Florida 32819

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Nicholas Robert Spezzacatena

Nicholas Robert Spezzacatena, age 65 of Leesburg,  passed away on May 9, 2013.  Nicholas was born in Brooklyn , NY the son of Giovanni and Antoinette (Narducci) Spezzacatena.  
He was an amazing father and grandfather and leaves to cherish his memory, son Jon Spezzacatena of Phoenix; daughters Aimee Chiarella of Orlando, Catherine Deyulia of Pembroke Pines; grandchildren Nicholas James, Rebekah Grace Spezzacatena  both of Phoenix and Annelise Catherine Chiarella of Orlando. 
 A memorial service will be held to honor Nicholas on Saturday, June 1, 2013,  from 1pm to 4pm at Lakeside Fellowship United Methodist Church at 305 S. Orange Blvd. Sanford, FL 32771.   In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his memory to either Comfort Zone Camp online at or by mail to 7201 Glen Forest Drive, Suite 301 Richmond, VA 23226 or to Donate Life Florida online at or by mail to 40 Sarasota Center Blvd., Ste. 107 Sarasota, FL 34240.  

Friday, May 10, 2013

Melina Christine Denson

Melina Christine Denson, age 17 passed away in Orlando on May 6, 2013.  Born in Orlando, Florida she was a student at Olympia High School.  She leaves to cherish her memory, parents Tim and Babita Denson; brothers Travis Denson and Eric Lokie and friends who love her very much and always will.

 I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says: "There, she is gone!"  "Gone where?"  Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear the load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says: "There, she is gone!" There are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: "Here she comes!" And that is dying.
-Henry Van Dyke


Calling Hours

Friday, May 10, 2013 ~ 4:00 until 8:00 pm

Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel


Russell Eugene Smith

Russell Eugene Smith, age 80, of  Winter Park passed away May 9, 2013.    He  was born in Pittsburgh, PA the son of the late Marcella and James  Smith, the baby of six brothers and sisters. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed in construction as well as the foundry business.  Russell was a hard worker often working 2 jobs.  He always put his family first and thought of everyone else before himself.  When his first wife passed in 1973, Russell and his family lived in Florida, Washington State and Kentucky (his second wife's home state, Bobbie Jean) where he retired and continued to work in his own foundry business until his stroke in 2000.    Even after his stroke he found the will to continue working and eventually moved to Winter Park to live with his son Russy in March of 2011. 
He loved country music, Jerry Clower, Hogan's Heroes, Colombo, playing slots at hard Rock in Tampa,  and hot soft pretzels at Daytona Beach.  It never took much to please him and the simple things made him happy.  Declared best dad and personal hero, he leaves to cherish his memory daughter Jill , son Russy, daughter Lindsey Smith; sisters Doris Justice, Virginia Smith and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.    His son Russy states, "Dad always said never to make a fuss over him or shed a tear at his funeral.  Tears will be shed.  The world and us have lost a great man.  Let it be known and never taken for granted, there is never enough time with the ones you love."  The funeral service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11:00 am followed by interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park. 

Linett May Wright

Linett May Wright, age 90, of  Orlando,  passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013.  Public visitation will be  held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 6 - 8 pm. and Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Holy Family Episcopal Church from 9:30 - 10:15 am, followed by the funeral service at 10:30 am.  Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. 
The family requests that donations in Linett's name be made to Holy Family Episcopal Church.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Jeffrey St-Cyr

Jeffrey St. Cyr, age 28, of  Orlando, FL passed away Tuesday, March 26th, 2013.  Jeffrey was born in Miami, FL the son of Gerda B. (Valcin) and the late Irland St. Cyr.    He moved to Central Florida from Miami in 2008 and was employed as a hotel chef. 
Public visitation was held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, April 5th, 2013 from 6 until 8 pm.  The funeral service was held on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 11:00 am, Dirigeant: Diacre Paul Noe.  Interment was at Winter Garden Cemtery.
Condolences aux familles
A sa mere:
Mme Gerda Valcin, son epoux
A son frere et soeur:
Chrstopher Bellevue, son epouse et enfant
Rachelle St. Cyr et enfants
A ses oncles et tantes:
Mr. Gerard Bellevue et enfants
Mme Bernadette Edmond, son epoux et enfants
Mme Veuve Nina Milhomme et enfants
Mme Paulonne Pierre et enfants
Mme Helene Nozier, son epoux et enfants
Mr. Vilaire Bellevue, son epouseet enfants
Luce Bellevue et entants
Mme Denise Lahens, son epoux et enfants
A ses cousins:
Mme Yvrose Theodore et enfants
mme Marie Bigot et enfants
Mme Magalie Pinto, son epoux et enfants
Aux familles:
Bellevue, St. Cyr, Edmond, Milhomme, Pierre,  Nozier, Lahents, Valcin, Theodore,Pintro, Casseus, Chery, Bigot, Mondesir, Joseph, Patricia Theodore et enfants, Precious Starr

Carlos E. Hofle

Carlos E. Hofle, age 59, of  Orlando, FL, passed away  Monday, April 29th, 2013 at Florida Hospital Celebration, Celebration, Osceola County.   Carlos was born in Carracas, Venezuela,   the son of the late Mercedes (Forero)  and Francisco  Holfe.  He moved to Central Florida fom Venezuela in the 70's and was employed in Sales at Westgate Time Share.
He leaves to cherish his memory wife, Thais (Falci) Hofle of Orlando and his First Baptist Church of Orlando family, where he and his wife have been members for many years.
Public visitation will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 5:00 until 6:00 pm.  The funeral service will follow visitation with Pastor Jeff Thompson officiating.