Saturday, January 31, 2015

Regina Lee Rahming

Footprints of Gigi’s Life

Regina “Gigi” Lee (Rivera) Rahming, 29, of Orlando, Florida, went home to be with the Lord at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 2015, at The Cornerstone Hospice Palliative Care Center in Orlando, Florida.  She was born July 20, 1985 in Long Island, New York, to Lisa and Gilbert Rivera. Regina was a long time resident of New York before leaving her childhood home at the age of 18 to relocate to Florida. She attended Amityville High School in New York and Everest College in Florida. Regina enjoyed learning and English above all other subjects. She absolutely loved to read and write. Regina collected many notebooks in every color, shape and size imaginable to capture her writings. In 2003, Regina attended cosmetology school to pursue her love of makeup, hair styling, and fashion. In November 2011, Regina married the love of her life—Michael Corey Rahming, Jr. From this union are three beautiful children: Mya (11 years old) Michael Corey III (10 years old), and Moriah (3.5 years old).  Together, they were members of Judah Church in Orlando where they came to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.

Anyone who knows Regina knows of her passion for makeup, fashion, photography and the beauty industry. Although she never needed any makeup because she was such a beautiful person inside and out, she always made sure she looked fabulous regardless of the occasion, time, or place.  Regina's personality matched her unique style. She was sensitive and silly, yet very vivacious—she was the “life of the party” and ensured everyone had a great time!  Regina could also be described as strong-willed, determined, faithful, motivated, and caring. She was always admired for her sense of humor, outspokenness, loyalty, creativity, and for living life to the fullest. Above all, Regina deeply loved the Lord, her husband, children, other family members, friends, and her church. Our memories of Regina are very dear and precious; she will live in our hearts forever.
*A Time to be Born…*A Time to Grow…

*A Time to Love and Be Loved… * Time to be Remarkable…

*A time to say see you later…*A time to mourn…

A time to be remembered…

A memorial service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 am.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Jerome Charles Brezinsky

Jerome Charles Brezinsky, age 73, of Orlando,  passed away Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at his home. Jerome was born in Chicago, IL the son of the late Sadie (Schaffner) and Philip Brezinsky. He was employed as a General Practice Attorney.

Jerome leaves to cherish his memory wife, Leann Warfield-Brezinsky; two daughters Stephanie Foley, Melissa Brezinsky Schayot; son Michael Brezinsky and their mother Harriette Parrish; 7 grandchildren, Jacob, Julian and Joseph Brezinsky, Aidan and Emily Foley, Kailen and Jessica Schayot.
The funeral service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 with Rev. Jim Servillo officiating.

Rita Rose Cooper

Rita Rose Cooper, age 84 of Windermere, Florida passed away Monday, January 19th, 2015 at her residence.  Rita was born in New York City, NY,  the daughter of the late Clarisa (Rubly) and Frank Strakele. 

After a successful career of more than thirty years as a classroom teacher, Rita challenged herself with a brand new career. When most people are satisfied to enjoy retirement, she chose to become a flight attendant for United Airlines and for ten years she was based in San Francisco. Rita's proud husband, Tom, pinned on her 'Wings' as per the photo after she successfully qualified to fly!  This new direction topped off a lifetime of international travel and allowed her the excitement of continuing to meet new friends who shared her interest in flying.

 Rita's love of animals was expressed with her own menagerie through the years - from Sugar the dog to INKY her beloved cat as shown in the photo.  The neediest of animals would all  seek her out and then enjoy a life of comfort and joy.  Rita lived a very full life in all aspects, from travelling the world, her favorite place being Hawaii, making new friends wherever she went and an unselfish devotion to her special animal companions."

The funeral service was held at Dobbs Funeral Home at 10:00 am on Monday, January 26th, 2015 with Rev. Russ Donahue officiating. Rita will be interred at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida with her husband Thomas F. Cooper who preceded her in 2005.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Eugene R. Castner

Eugene R. Castner, age 69, of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, January 21st, at his residence. Eugene was born in Waldoboro, Maine the son of the late Grace E. Castner . He was employed as an aircraft metal finisher.

Eugene leaves to cherish his memory wife Katheryn Castner of Orlando; three sons Ronald E. Castner, Darrin A. Castner and Todd M. Castner.  He is also survived by 4 grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel, at 6:30 pm on Monday, January 26th, 2015 with Rev. Harvey Carpenter officiating.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Somaria "Phulo" Ramkissoon

Somaria Ramkissoon age 80, of Orlando, FL passed away Sunday, January 18th, 2015 in Clermont. Somaria was born in Guyana, the daughter of Sahai and Jamkie Bedessi. She was the Business Owner of a Beverage Store.
Somaria leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Kamaldai Ramkissoon of Orlando; 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Traditional Hindu services will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm and on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 8:30 - 11:00 am, followed by interment at Westside Crematory in Winter Garden, Florida with Pandit Ruddra Jadonath officiating.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Patricia Charlene Eggebrecht

Patricia Charlene Eggebrecht, age 63, a long time resident of Orlando peacefully passed away Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at her residence.

Patty was born in Lawrenceville, IL the daughter of the late Patrick and Charlene (Ackman) Diver. Patty enjoyed singing in the choir at First Baptist of Orlando and being a part of HeartSong gave her true joy. Patty was a dedicated wife and mother and is survived by her Husband, Jerry, and three children, Eric, Elizabeth and Nicholas. She also leaves, step-mother Wanda Litherland of St. Francisville, IL;  two sisters, Becky and Sylvia, and seven grandchildren, Jace, Kaleigh, Jett, Cameryn, Isabella, Kiersten, and Emily, to cherish her memory.  She is predeceased by her twin brothers, Donald and David, and younger sister, Cindy.

Visitation will be at First Baptist Church of Orlando – Henry Chapel on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. with the funeral service, officiated by Pastor David Ring, directly following. Immediately following the service a processional will be held to the interment at Dr. Phillips Cemetery, 5398 Apopka-Vineland Road.  The family will be receiving friends for food and fellowship at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Orlando – Faith Hall.

Patty requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to 

Rom 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Patricia Ann Dobarganes

Patricia Ann Dobarganes, age 63, of Apopka passed away Thursday, December 25th, 2014. Patricia was born in Syracuse, NY on November 17, 1951, daughter Betty (Lannis) and Norman Groves. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons Daniel R. Dobarganes, David R. Dobarganes both of Apopka; brother Dan Groves of Lake City; grandchildren Caleb Powers, Makayla Ann Dobarganes, Aubreigh June Dobarganes all of Apopka.
A Memorial Service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel, Orlando, FL, at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 11th, 2015.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Juan Ramon Pena Santos

Juan Ramon Pena Santos, age 79 of Orlando, FL passed away Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at Health Central, in Ocoee. Juan was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, the son of the late Eloisa (Santos) and Fructuoso Pena. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed as a paralegal.
Juan leaves to cherish his memory, wife Amanda (Brecero) Pena of Orlando; sons George Pena, Marty Pena both of New York; stepson, Rene' Cantron of Orlando; brother Louis Pena of Puerto Rico and 5 grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home, from 5:00 until 6:00 pm followed by the funeral service with military honors on Friday, January 9th, 2015 with Rev. Gerson Torres officiating.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Toni Lynn Pennington

Toni Pennington was born on June 12, 1985 in Heidelberg, Germany. She moved back to the states as a small child and lived in Orlando, FL. She attended West Orange High School and graduated from Olympia High School in 2003. She met her husband Phil in 2000 and began dating January 1, 2001. Since then they have been inseparable and were married on December 13, 2003. They reside in Winter Garden, FL. and have had the privilege to have 2 beautiful children. Gavin Pennington was born on June 4, 2003 in Orlando, FL. and Sara Pennington was born on November 30, 2006 in Orlando, FL. 
She began working at Manheim Orlando Auto Auction in 2005 as a driver during sale days. She quickly was noticed as a over achiever and began to move up quickly. She was promoted to Human Resources where she found her love and passion for helping others and truly enjoyed her job and friends she made. Toni always made time for others and never put herself first. Toni was promoted to Manheim Corporate in January 2014 to work on a team responsible for interviewing and hiring all employees for the area she was assigned. During this last year she has met many great and wonderful people and helped many find jobs and move into new jobs within the company. Toni was responsible for all Florida Manheim Auctions locations as well as Texas locations, she also handled Maheims Digital Media Market. Besides being a Wonderful Wife and Excellent Mother this was by far the greatest achievement Toni had made in her life. Outside of work Toni attended church at Temple Freewill Baptist in Winter Garden where her and her husband Phil began working with the Youth at the church and leading them to Christ. Toni and her husband were led to another church to help and grow with Christ. They began attending Kensington Church of Windermere in 2013 and had been volunteering on their Prayer Team and was often called to assist in the Nursery or Childrens area. Toni and her husband are very active in their childrens school and put in countless hours of volunteering and were on the Parent Teacher Organization.
During family time Toni and the family were seen at Disney on the weekends as they held a passion for the parks and  family time. Toni passed away on January 3, 2015 in Orlando and leaves behind her Husband Phil Pennington of Winter Garden, FL. of 11 years. Her 2 children Gavin Pennington 11 years old and Sara Pennington 8 years old. Her parents Tony Nowell of Wisconsin, Pat Thompson of Alabama, Malinda Houston of Winter Garden, FL.,  Glen Pennington(Wanda) of Orlando. Her brother Nathan Nowell of Wisconsin. Toni also had 5 step siblings that she adored very much, Brother-in-law Glen Pennington Jr. (Tabitha) of Eustis, FL and Mitchell Pennington of Winter Garden, FL (Phil's siblings).  The family would like to thank all that have been praying and assisting her family through this difficult time. 
The viewing will be held at Temple Free Will Baptist Church (1208 E. Story Rd. Winter Garden, FL. 34787) on Friday January 9, 2015 from  6pm-8pm for family and friends. The funeral will follow on Saturday January 10, 2015 at 10am at Temple Freewill Baptist Church with procession to the Winter Garden Cemetery. Reception to follow at Temple Freewill Baptist Church. Any flower deliveries to be sent to the church on Friday.



Monday, January 5, 2015

Otis James Hester

Otis James Hester, age 77, of Orlando, Florida passed away Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at VITAS Inpatient Care Unit, Winter Park. He was born in Middleton, GA the son of J.P. Hester. Otis served in the United States Army and employed by the United States Federal Government as an accountant and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando.
Otis leaves to cherish his memory sons Ricky J Hester of Washington, DC, Marc Anthony Hester of Alexandria, VA; sister Mary Elizabeth Hunt of Orlando; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren
The family will be receiving friends from 9:00 until 10:00 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando. Father Leo Hodges officiating. Interment will be held at 1:30 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushn

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Robert Earl Lawrence

Robert Earl Lawrence, age 30, passed away Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 in Dothan, Alabama. Robert was born in Orlando, FL the son of Teresa (Lawrence) and Ron Giles. He was employed in construction industry.
Robert is survived by and leaves to cherish his memory parents, Teresa and Ron Giles of Ocoee; daughter Nevaeh Lawrence of Alabama; two sons Rickey Zaney and Joseph Lawrence both of Alabama; two brothers, Dean Robbins, Jr., of Micco, FL, Christopher J. McDonald of Leesburg, FL; two step sisters Rebecca Giles of Georgia; Elizabeth Wallace of Florida; step brother Brady Giles of Chiefland, FL; grandmother Mary E. Lawrence of Micco, FL; 1 grandchild; 1 great-grandchild; nephew Justin Robbins of Alabama and numerous cousins.
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home from 1:30 until 2:30 pm on Monday, January 5th, 2015, followed by the funeral service with Pastor Michael Ford officiating at 2:30 pm. Interment will be at Lake Hill Cemetery.