Hubertina (“Tina”) Josephina Schroeders Hambuch went to be
with the Lord on March 22, 2015. She was born on June 17, 1935 in Heerlen,
Limburg, the Netherlands to Maria Bolton and Paul Schroeders. She was educated
in the Netherlands and worked first as an apprentice milliner. She came to the
United States as a young adult and became a naturalized citizen four years
later. She lived in Miami where she worked as a secretary at Baptist Hospital
and then as an administrative assistant at South Miami Hospital.
She attended Miami-Dade Junior College concentrating in art.
She married John Anton Hambuch on March 18, 1978. They moved
to Orlando in 1980 and then to Ocoee in 1983. They owned and operated Dugeti’s
Italian Restaurants in Pine Hills and Ocoee from 1980 to 1993. She worked for
Colonial Medical Supply in patient services from 1993 to her retirement in
Tina was a gifted artist, especially in the field of textile
art. She designed and made award-winning quilts and taught quilting. She loved
to read and was an avid pinochle player. She served as secretary of the West
Orange Kiwanis Club. She was a member of Ocoee Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ). Tina Hambuch will be remembered as a gentle and compassionate woman.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sisters,
Elsa Hoben (Wienand) and Aggie Konings, two brothers, Joe and John Paul (Lucy) Schroeders,
several nieces and nephews and their children, a stepdaughter Monika Hambuch
Schroeder (Andreas), a stepson Rolf Hambuch (Gabriella) and step-grandchildren Maximilian
and Sebastian Schroeder and Natasha Hambuch and a sister-in-law Gertrude
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 29, at 3
p.m. at Ocoee Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (15 South Bluford Avenue,
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Ocoee Christian
Church (Disciples of Christ), PO Box 128, Ocoee, FL 34761.