Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Christopher Samuel Bull

Christopher Samuel Bull age 47, of  Orlando, FL passed away Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at his residence. Christopher was born in Yeadon, PA the son of Jeannette T (Sewell) Bull and William J Bull.  He graduated from Pompano Beach High School in Pompano Beach, Florida and was employed in the restaurant industry as a server. 

His mother states that "Christopher was a great son and she is so lucky to have two, Anthony Bull too!"  Christopher was a great older brother to Anthony and the "Best and Funny Uncle" to Alex and Gabby his nieces, who he enjoyed buying them Slurpee's.  He was also fortunate to have wonderful aunts and uncles and thoughtful cousins and so very lucky to have many, many friends. 
Christopher is predeceased by brother Daniel Ceril Bull (2006) and leaves to cherish his memory, mother Jeannette T. Bull of Orlando;  brother Anthony William Bull of Palm Beach Gardens;  2 nieces, Alexandra and Gabriella Bull of Winter Garden, FL.
Religious Service at Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel, Orlando, FL, at 12:15 pm on Friday, May 2nd,  with Deacon Larry Herbert officiating.
Christopher has a mother and father who adored him. 
 Thank you so much "My Boo" I adore you! 
You were a great son, and I always will think of you.
Your brother "Anthony" made sure you got to heaven safely;  after
carrying you down those three flights of steps.
We love you always, and forever and ever.
It's only been 5 days and I feel so sad.  You and Anthony always
made me snap out of  it and made me laugh.
I adore you my son
Love always,
Mom, Dad, Anthony,
Alex Gabby too!
I can't wait to see you.

Gary Edward Mires

Gary Edward Mires,  age 71 of Casselberry, FL passed away Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, FL.   Gary was born in Honolulu, Hawaii,  a Hungarian and 2nd generation Irish, the son of the late Virginia (O'Connor)  and William  Kovacs.  He was employed as a Master Jeweler and Pawn Broker.   Gary was the inventor and former owner of "Magic Loupe" which was a diamond and jewelry tester.  He also assisted in the Hurricane Katrina cleanup for over a year.
Gary served in the United States Marines and was a Vietnam combat veteran.  He accepted formally the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior and got baptized with his daughter Tiffany at First Baptist Church of Orlando on March 25, 2001.  He became a member thereafter.  He loved football, Nascar racing, motorcycles, boxing, cards, dancing and had a genuine passion and love for the oriental culture.  He was also an avid fan of 50's music.
Gary leaves to cherish his memory, wife Eloise Browne of Casselberry; daughter Tiffany Ann Mires-Choate (Joel) of Altamonte Springs; son Rex Anthony Mires of Orlando; Mother-in-law Mina Ann Theresa Brennan Wales; Step children Betty Jean Harger (Chris) of Moore Park, CA, Sabrina Marie Way (Jeremy) of Magnolia, TX;  grandson Vance Choate of Altamonte Springs, granddaughters Mickenna , Alyssa Harger of Moore Park, CA,  Madelyn and Parker Way of Magnolia , TX; niece Jennifer McQuay of Orlando.
Interment will be held at 11:00 am at  Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 with Military Honors.  The address of the cemetery is 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell FL 33513.  A private family reception will follow the interment.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Merced Rosado, Jr.

Merced Rosado, Jr.,  age 67, of  Orlando passed away Saturday, April 26th, at Florida Hospital Orlando.   He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico,  the son of the late Antonia (Otero)  and Merced  Rosado.  Merced served in the U.S. Army and was employed in Law Enforcement as a Corrections Officer.
Merced is predeceased by his parents and brother Edwin Rosdao.  He leaves to cherish his memory, a daughter Lydia Fernandez, of Kissimmee; two sons Daniel Rosado of Orlando, David Rosado of Waltham, MA;  former spouse Martha L. Rosado of Kissimmee; 6 grandchildren, Kristalyn, Melanie Fernandez, Dante, Halle, Danielle, Samantha Rosado.  He is also survived by  sisters, Olga, Elizabeth, and Maria Rosado all of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosado of Massachusetts; Minerva, Mercedes, Myrna and Nilda Rosado also of Puerto Rico and Myrna Rosado of Fitsburg, MA; three brothers Victor Rosado of Massachusetts and Hector Rosado of Homestead, FL;
The family will be receiving friends  from 10:00 until 11:30 am at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by the funeral service at 11:30 am on Thursday May 1, 2014.  Interment will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida at 2:30 pm with military honors.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Juanita Aviles Portalatin

Juanita Aviles Portalatín, a long-time resident of Altamonte Springs, Florida, and a native of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, passed away peacefully in her sleep and joined our Heavenly Father on the early morning of Friday, April 18, 2014.  We are comforted in knowing our Beloved “Juani,” as she was endearingly called, believed in and loved our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and we look forward to seeing her again in our own Heavenly Homecoming according to God’s will.
 Juanita is survived by her:  brother Antonio Dorta; sister Carmen Iris Dorta; sons Juan, Jesus, Richard, Gilbert, and William Portalatín, daughter Cynthia M. Lamb, 11 grand- children, 13 great-grand-children, 2 great-great-grand-children, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Portalatín (April 16, 1928 – September 27, 1995).  She is deeply loved and greatly missed by all who knew her.  
Juanita was a strong matriarch for her family. When she was younger, her home was often filled with the sounds of music, laughter, domino games, and large gatherings of family and friends enjoying delicious Caribbean food and “Café con Leche.”  She had a great love for her children, her children’s children, and the children of others as evidenced in her service as a foster parent in New York and Florida.  Some of her favorite pastimes included sewing, Bingo, fill-in puzzles, and watching her favorite action actor, Chuck Norris and the “Sabado Gigante” variety show on television. She traveled quite a bit with her husband, Juan, whom she affectionately called “Nito”, and lived in various states to include New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the territory of Puerto Rico, and finally settling in Florida in the late 1980’s.  In her later years, she lived a quiet life in Central Florida with her youngest son, William.
We are grateful for your presence, all of your prayers, kind words, and sentiments.
Services:  Saturday, April 26, at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, (viewing at 11am and Memorial Service at noon).  Interment:  1:30pm at Orlando Memorial Gardens.

Mary Elizabeth Klos

Mary Elizabeth Klos,  age 62 of Orlando, Florida passed away Tuesday, April 22nd, 2013 at her residence.  Mary was born in Lenoir, NC the daughter of Mary (Hart) Mullinax, of Gainesville, FL and the late Mendal Mullinax.  She was employed as a theme park hostess. 
Mary leaves to cherish her memory husband David Klos of Orlando; daughter Fay Pinto, of New Rochelle, NY; son Jerry Kloss, of Waveland, MS.  She is also survived by grandchildren, John Joseph and Matilda Elizabth Pinto both of New Rochelle, NY.
The Funeral Service will be at Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel, Orlando, FL, at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 25th,  with Rev. Gary Jolley officiating.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Robert E. Shaffer, Sr.

Robert E. Shaffer Sr., 83 of Windermere, FL passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.  Bob was born on May 18, 1930 in Jersey Shore, PA to Leland and Gladys Shaffer.  He was one of 7 children.
Bob spent most of his adult life in service to his Country.  He served in the US Army and the Air Force for a total of 27 years during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.  Upon his retirement, he went to work as a civilian for the US Army for almost another 20years.  He was a dedicated member of Holy Family Parish since 1987.
He is preceded in passing by his wife of 27 years Elizabeth, and his brothers John and Lou.  He leaves behind his current wife Wanda (Adams), his son Robert Jr., daughter in law Elizabeth, grandchildren Samantha and Robert III, as well as a step-daughter Brenda Duncan, and step-grandchildren Patrick and Danielle.  he is also survived by a brother, Sandy, and sisters Mary, Shirley, and Barbara.
Visitation will be from 11:00 - 12:00 followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:00 at Holy Family Catholic Church on Apopka Vineland on Friday, April 25, 2014.  A graveside service will follow at Dr. Phillips Cemetery.
If you would prefer to make a donation instead of flowers, please send to Homes for our Troops in his name, to:

Thursday, April 17, 2014

James C. Dauksch, III

James C. Dauksch, III (Jim) passed away on April 14, 2014.  Jim was born on January 23, 1969 in Orlando, Florida.  Bearing his father's name, Jim was the third child and only son of Jay and Sylvia Dauksch.

Jim was raised and educated in Central Florida.  He was a graduate of Seabreeze High School, University of Central Florida, and Stetson Law School.  Jim began his legal profession as a prosecutor in the Office of the State Attorney in Volusia County. Discovering his heart was in finding the good in others, defending their rights, and giving them hope for their future, he opened a criminal defense law practice representing his clients with a great balance of professionalism and sympathy until his passing.
Jim grew up loving the water and spent his teenage years lifeguarding and surfing in Daytona Beach.  He enjoyed a very active life, running marathons, cycling, surfing, and traveling, but he found his greatest joy in his children. Jim lived his life knowing God was in control and had a plan/purpose for him. That purpose was to be a protector, provider, counselor and friend to his children.  Jace, Annie,  and Zoe were the light of his life and his true passion. For them, the depth of his love could not be measured.
Jim is survived by his parents, James C. Dauksch, Jr. and Sylvia Dauksch (Paul Klump); sisters, Deniece Webb (Win) and Christina Hall (Scott); his three children, James Carlton Dauksch IV, Annie True, and Zoe Kae; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
We will continue to seek comfort in Jim's favorite verse: " For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11.  Jim fulfilled his purpose on earth and is now following a more glorious path with our Father in heaven.
Jim was a loving father, caring son, wonderful brother, and a great friend.  He will always be remembered and forever missed.
A memorial service to celebrate Jim's life will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 am at First Baptist Church of Orlando, Henry Chapel, 3000 South John Young Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32805.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Orlando, 2828 Edgewater Drive, Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32804 or to the charity of your choice in memory of Jim.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wayne Ryan Rosser

Wayne Ryan Rosser,  age 38, of  Kissimmee, FL, passed away Sunday, April 6th, 2014.  Wayne was born in Scottsdale, Arizona the son of Bonnie (Sabatelli)  and William R Rosser.  He was employed as a Judicial Processor for the Orange County Sheriffs Department.   
He is predeceased by Connor (2006) and leaves to cherish his memory, parents Bonnie and William Rosser both of Fort Lauderdale; wife Tina Celentano of Kissimmee; daughter Eliza Dever of West Virginia and maternal grandmother Beatrice Ratcliffe of New York.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 1:00 until 2:00 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Lakes, followed by the funeral service at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ferdi Brits officiating.  Interment will be at Dr. Phillips Cemetery.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Daniel M. Anthony

Daniel M. Anthony, age 43 of Orlando, passed away on April 2, 2014.  Daniel was born in Corry, Pennsylvania the son of Daniel M. Anthony Sr. and Verna Messinger.  He moved to Central Florida from Pennsylvania in 1974 and was employed in construction.
Daniel leaves to cherish his memory mother Verna O'Donnell and step father William O'Donnell both of Orlando; brother Tony O'Donnell of Orlando; half sisters Angela Miller of Pennsylvania, Jennifer McCumber of New Jersey; and half brother Brian Douglas Anthony of Pennsylvania.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Lake Hill Cemetery.