Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ivan McDonald Binns

Ivan McDonald Binns, age 88, passed away in Orlando on Friday, December 30, 2016.  He was born in Hanover, Jamaica the son of the late Enos and Elsie (Porteous) Binns.  Ivan moved to Central Florida from New Jersey in 1975.  He was employed as a commercial electrician and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Ivan leaves to cherish his memory, wife Wendolin (Johnson) Binns of Orlando; sons Nigel Binns of Las Angeles, Gladstone Binns of East Orange, NJ; sisters Geta Fletcher, Joy Smith both of Jamaica, Mavis Baptiste of Georgia; brother George Binns of England; grandchild Stephone Binns of East Orange, NJ.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.  The funeral mass will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Thursday,  January 5, 2016 at 10:00 am with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will follow the mass at 12:00 noon at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Kevin Michael Condon

Kevin Michael Condon, age 51 of Ocoee, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  He was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, the son of Peter J. Condon and Pam Boggs Bogardus.  Kevin was employed in construction.

He leaves to cherish his memory, parents Pam and Lowell Boggs of Ocoee; sisters Colleen  Robillard of Titusville, Kathleen Sutherland of Ocoee, Mary Pollard of Mt. Dora and Kerry Garrity of Winter Springs.

The family will be receiving friends from 2:30 until 3:30 pm, followed by the funeral service at 3:30 pm on  Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Starke Lake Baptist Church, 611 West Avenue, Ocoee, FL 34761 with Pastor Jeff Pritchard officiating.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Erick Acosta

Erick Acosta, age 9, of Orlando, F Lpassed away Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, at Florida Hospital Orlando.   Erick  was born in Orlando, the  son of Keivy (Castillo) and Heirbeto Acosta and was an student.

Erick leaves to cherish his memory along with his parents a brother Edwin Acosta also of Orlando.

The family will be receiving friends from 9:00 until 11:30 am followed by the funeral service on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home, located at 430 N.Kirkman Road with Pastor Jose Munoz, officiating. Interment will follow the 11:30 am service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Floral arrangements can be delivered on Friday, December 23, 2016 until 5:00 pm to the funeral home.  Please call Floral Productions, 407-422-9155 or Europa Floral Design at 407-395-9961.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Harold "Hal" Campion

Harold “Hal” Campion, 90, died peacefully in his sleep, Friday, December 9, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living of Ocoee, Florida.  Born and raised in Campbell, Ohio, he was the son of Frank and Rose Campione, next to the youngest of eight children.

Harold served in the Army Air Corps, stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida,  where he met the love of his life, Alice Arias. They married in 1949 and, following his discharge from the service, he attended and graduated from the University of Florida, where he earned a BS degree majoring in Physics, Math, and German.  After teaching radar at Keesler Air Force Base in Gulfport, Mississippi for several years and working for the Crosley Division of Avco in Cincinnati, Ohio, for four years, he and Alice settled in Orlando, Florida in 1958 where they raised their three children. Harold was an aerospace engineer for Lockheed Martin for the bulk of his career; his pioneering work focused on introducing solid-state devices into the industry.  He retired in 1979, after more than 20 years of service.

Following retirement, Harold, a lifelong golfer, found his dream job as a starter and ranger at the Grand Cypress Golf Resort.  When he wasn’t on the golf course or watching golf on TV, he could be found volunteering at the Orlando Science Center, cycling, running, and spending time with friends and family. Harold was a devoted Florida Gator where he and Alice attended football games at his alma mater in Gainesville for more than 20 years.

Harold was a loving husband of 63 years to Alice who predeceased him in February, 2013; he was a wonderful father, an enthusiastic and playful grandpa, a loyal friend, an ice cream lover, and a terrific dancer.  He was a devout Catholic, with a quick wit and a great head of hair!

He will be joyfully remembered by his sisters Mary Mazias and Clara Casal, his brother-in-law John Texter, his children and their spouses Alan (Ellen), Barbara (Keith), and Neal (Peggy), grandchildren Lauren, Blair, Alison, and Mia, and his extended family that includes Yolanda and Dan Sparacino, Doralys Arias and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his loving parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, George Campion, and his sisters,
Alvira Campione, Victoria Frazinni-Petrella, Theresa Zetts and Vera Texter.  Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 801 N. Hastings Road, with Father Ron Mahon officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Dr. Phillips Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Orlando Science Center.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gerald Desmond Barrett

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they? 
 Matthew 6:25-26

Gerald Desmond Barrett, passed away on Wednesday December 14, 2016 at 10:25 a.m. at Mike Conley Hospice House, Clermont Florida. Gerald was born on March 1, 1938 in Mt. Carey St. James, Jamaica West Indies to parents Agnes Wollery and Septimus Barrett.  His early education began at Anchovy Primary and Montego Bay Technical Institute
He was very active in different ministries in his church at First Baptist in Kingston Jamaica. He met, fell in love and married Valrey Stephenson.  They were married for 47 years and have two daughters Shelley and Aileen and son Thurston, who predeceased him in 2001.

Gerald migrated to the US where he gained employment at the World Trade Center and the Temple Isaiah School while residing in New York. Soon after retiring in 2004, Gerald once again relocated to Ocoee, Florida where he resided until he went home to be with the Lord.

Gerald’s love for God was endless and when asked how he was doing, his response was always “God is so good to me”.  He enjoyed reading his Bible and doing his puzzles.  He loved his family and spoke very highly about them. Gerald was a gentle, sympathetic and kind person and was always willing to lend a helping hand to others.  He was a very reliable & meticulous worker and also expected the same from others.

In his later years, Gerald spent most of his days at his beloved center “Share the Care”.  A place where he could be himself and show his many dance moves.  He enjoyed playing dominoes, bingo and even playing the drums at their many socials.   

Gerald is survived by his wife Valrey; daughters Shelley and Aileen; granddaughter Kelsey; brothers Ernest and Anthony Johnson; sister Ruthlyn; nieces; nephew; sisters in law; brothers in law, relatives and friends.

Gerald will be missed and his memories will live on in the hearts of those he touched and influenced.

“We cannot Lord thy purpose see, 
but all is well that’s done by thee.”

Lovingly Submitted

The Family

Friday, December 23, 2016
10:00AM – 11:00AM

Friday, December 23, 2016
11:00AM – 12:00 NOON
Orlando Metro West Church of the Nazarene
3705 N. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando Florida 32818.
Pastor Benjamin, officiating.  
Reception following at the Church’s Family Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial in memory of Gerald Barrett may be made to .
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Roberto Arenas Orozco

Roberto Arenas Orozco, age 64, of Orlando, away Monday, December 12th, 2016 at his residence. Roberto was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the son of the late Carmen Lydia (Orozco-Leon) and Francisco Arenas Corcino.  He served in the United States Army and was employed in security/law enforcement.

Roberto leaves to cherish his memory wife, Janet  Sanchez-Marrero of Orlando;  two sons Roberto Arenas Rivera and Jorge Arenas Rivera both of Puerto Rico;  two daughters, Rebecca  Arenas Rivera of Ocoee, Francis Marie Arenas Febus of Orlando; sister Miriam Arenas Orozco of Puerto Rico and 8 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home from 5:00 until 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 15, 2016.  The funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, December 16, 2016.  Interment will be held at 2:00 pm at Florida National Cemetery with military honors.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Retired Sgt. Major Howard C. Tucker

Retired Sgt. Major Howard C. Tucker, age 88, formerly of Williamstown, New Jersey, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.  He was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut.  A career military serviceman, Retired Sgt. Major Howard C. Tucker served his country, his fellow veterans of all ages, and seniors throughout New Jersey with great honor and pride.

His amazing life will be forever memorialized in the lives of his beloved wife of 64 years, Ursula E Tucker, and his daughter, Nancy Anjolie Ashmore or Orlando, Florida, his cherished sister, Mildred Hodge,of Newington, Connecticut, his grandson, John Novak, of Taipei, Taiwan, and his granddaughter, Dominique Novak, of Orlando, Florida, as well as  his 4 great grandchildren.

Retired Sgt. Major Howard C. Tucker's distinguished military career of more than 20 years and endless advocacy efforts on behalf of thousands of veterans and seniors, demonstrates the true meaning of sacrifice and love for one's fellow man that have made this world a better place.  He worked tirelessly for both- retired and active/non-active veterans through many programs, including most recently, the Wounded Warriors in 2015.  Equally, he provided knowledge and assistance to seniors throughout  New Jersey.  He will be remembered by all whose lives he touched.

Visitation for Retired Sgt. Major Howard C. Tucker will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., with the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, in Orlando, FL 32811 at 11:00 am.  Interment will be at 1:30 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida with full military honors.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Janet L Hart

Janet L Hart, age 76, of Apopka, FL, passed away Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at Florida Hospital Apopka.   She was born in East Pittsburgh, PA on October 6, 1940, the daughter of the late Anne (Letuinsky)  and Francis  Curren.  She was baptised Janet LeDene Curren on August 24, 1947 by the Rev. Joseph Fabbriat at the Emmaculate Conception Church in Pittsburgh, PA.

Janet was married on March 6, 1956 to Ronald Paul Hart in Garnett County, Maryland and was a homemaker.  Janet leaves to cherish her memory son Ronald Hart; daughter-in-law Kelly Hart; son-in-law Keith Ord; grandson Jordan Hart and granddaughter Jenna Hart.

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will follow the funeral service at 1:00 pm at Winter Garden Cemete

Monday, November 14, 2016

Mamie Patricia Powell

Mamie Patricia Powell, 84, of Orlando, passed away on November 10, 2016.  Pat was born in Louisiana on November 10, 1932, the daughter of Leonard and Emilie Mitchell.  She married Louis on May 10, 1962 in Orlando, FL.  She worked as a nurse for 52 years. 

Pat is survived by her husband, 2 brothers, 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  All are welcome to attend the graveside memorial service at Greenwood Cemetery on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 2pm.  Arrangements are by Dobbs Funeral Home. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Eunice Callahan Schatzle

Eunice Callahan Schatzle, 98 years of age, recently passed away on October 16, 2016.  Eunice died of natural causes.  She was a devote Catholic.  She was a long time resident of Danbury/Sherman, CT. She was born on December 12, 1917 in Lawrence, MA of parents George and Mary Callahan.

Eunice’s late husband was Francis D. Schatzle, Sr.  They had six children,  their oldest son, Francis D Schatzle, Jr., passed away in 2016.  Eunice is survived by her five children: Eunice Laverty , Daniel Schatzle; George Schatzle  Paul Schatzle  and Rosemary Wilsen of Ocoee, FL.  Eunice had eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Eunice was a graduate of Boston University and Western Connecticut State College.  Eunice was a school teacher, having started her teaching career at Danbury High School in Danbury Ct..  Then she taught at various parochial schools in the Danbury area  and lastly retiring from the New Fairfield, CT. School System.  Eunice was a very dedicated member of the American Association of University Woman in the Danbury, Ct. Chapter.

Eunice lived in retirement proudly on her own in her condo in Tequesta FL to be near her two sons George and Paul and their families. Eunice did volunter work in the community. Eventually, Eunice became a resident of a Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Ocoee to be close to her daughter Rosemary and son-in-law Fred Wilsen.  We are thankful to her Brookdale family  for the loving care they showed her over the past 2 years.

A graveside service is planned at the family plot at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Danbury, Connecticut. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Marie J. Prospere

Marie J. Prospere, age 97, of Orlando, FL passed away Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at Florida Hospital Orlando.  She was born on the island of St. Lucia, the daughter of the late Estephine (Fanny)  and Estashe  Prospere and was a homemaker. Her family was her life.  

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her  four daughters Lucile Nicholas of St. Cloud, Angelina Peters of Orlando, Germaine Symphrioen of Orlando, Balbina Charlemagne of Orlando; three sons David Prospere of Houston, TX; Lucius Lee Prospere and John Aureaus both of Orlando;  30 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

As a result of her generous spirit and generous personality, she was loved by many.  Her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her.

Visitation for Marie was held at St. Andrew Catholic Church from 9:00 until 10:00 am, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial with Father Leo Hodges, officiating. Interment was a Winter Garden Cemetery.

Joan Patricia LeBlanc

Joan Patricia LeBlanc, age 79, of Sorrento, FL, passed away Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at the Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont.   She was born in Lynn, MA, the daughter of the late Josephine (Healy) and Henry  Tetrault and was employed as a cosmetologist.  

Joan leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters Patti Shealy of Brunswick, GA, Christine (Jim) Sellers of Sorrento, FL; two sons Richard (Debbie) LeBlanc of Clermont, FL,  David (Kimberly) LeBlanc of Castle Rock, CO;  sister Mary O'Donnell of Seabrook, NH; brother John Tetrault of Beverly, MA; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 12:30 - 2:00 pm followed by the funeral service on Monday, October 24th, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home. with Pastor Peter Brunton officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Edward James Muscanell

Edward James Muscanell, Jr., aka Eddie, 31, passed away peacefully in the company of family and friends on Saturday, October 15, 2016. He is survived by his mother and father, Maureen and Edward Muscanell, Sr., his sister, Nicole Muscanell (Bryan Murch), and his brother, Ryan Muscanell. Eddie was a beloved son and brother, a hard worker, and all-around genuinely loveable guy. Growing up, Eddie was a shy, but loveable and very respectful boy. He enjoyed bowling on Saturdays and playing little league baseball each week at the Dr. Phillips YMCA. He also loved to go on camping trips all over Florida with his family, and riding bikes and fishing in the neighborhood he grew up in. Eddie also spent a lot of time sitting at the family dinner table, refusing to drink his milk and eat his vegetables, especially peas. Even though Eddie did not completely outgrow his dislike for vegetables, he grew into a man who was as just as loveable as he was when he was a kid. As a young man, Eddie earned his license as a journeyman and worked as a union electrician. He was a hard worker and was well-respected by his fellow electricians. Besides being a devoted friend, son, and brother, Eddie eventually became a connoisseur of some of life’s finest things including: The Dallas Cowboys, fishing, boats, and chicken wings. His family, friends, colleagues, and his beloved dog, Bailey will miss him tremendously. But, we will all take comfort in the fact that he has gone on to a more peaceful life, where he can eat as many wings as he wants and watch the Cowboys (sometimes) win. 

Funeral services for Eddie will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016. A viewing will be held from 11:30 to 1:00 PM, followed by a short service at Dobbs Funeral Home. Immediately following the service, there will be an escorted procession to Winter Garden Cemetery.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Mathew Gage Meguiar

Mathew Gage Meguiar, age 32, of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, October 11th, 2016. Mathew was born in Orlando, the son of Sherry (Wight) and Tim Meguiar and was employed as an assistant manager for a department store.

Mathew leaves to cherish his memory along with his parents Tim and Sherry, his sister Jessica Meguiar.  A Memorial Mass will be  at 5:00 PM on Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Father Leo Hodges officiating.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Helen Blaine

Helen Elizabeth Blaine was born on February 9, 1933 to Clark and Mary Sultzer in Ruffsdale, PA. She was the youngest of five children and the only daughter.  She is survived by two brothers - James Sultzer & Benjamin Sultzer and their families of Lorain, Ohio.  Her deceased brothers are Thomas and William.

Helen married George Bergman Blaine of Mount Pleasant, PA on July 2, 1949. They moved the family to Orlando, FL in March of 1963.  She is survived by three daughters, Cindy Hall and her husband Rufus of Windermere, FL; Peggy Wolf and her husband John of Winter Garden, FL and Judy Dixon and her husband Jeff of Apopka, FL. She has seven grandchildren and their spouses - Ryan Blaine and his wife Kathy, Stephanie Brooks & Chris Bishop, Bradley Brooks, Dana Tindall and her husband Robert, Brandy Wood and her husband Stephen; Derek Hall, Shelby Dixon and two great grandchildren, Cassandra and Savanah Blume.

Her husband, George, went to his heavenly home on September 22, 1998 and she did not remarry. She worked part time for many years as a Beeline Fashions sales representative and in the food service industry.  She worked for the Harris Rosen Company as a waitress for several years before retiring.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #766, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Ocoee Senior Center where she socialized with friends and played bingo.

She was a Christian, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend.  She passed on to her heavenly home on October 11, 2016.  A graveside service will be held Friday, October 14, 2016, 3:00 pm at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando FL.  

Monday, October 10, 2016

Robert (Bob) Darino

Visitation for Robert “Bob” Darino, 91, Orlando, FL, who went to be with the Lord, on October 6, 2016, at the Hospice Unit at ORMC, will be from 8:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd., Orlando, FL, 32811. Mass will follow the visitation at St. Andrews church, 801 N. Hastings Rd., Orlando, FL, 32811, at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Darino, a native from New York City, NY, moved to the Orlando, FL, area in 1982 with his beloved wife, Muriel, his two sons, and one daughter. While in New York, he worked as Director of Physical Plant at Stoneybrook University in Long Island from 1967-1982. He served in the U. S. Army as a combat engineer from 1943-1945. He was wounded in 1944 and received the Purple Heart medal, as well as many other medals including the French Legion of Honor Medal which is considered the highest award among France’s military and civilian medals. Receiving it means a veteran served in combat in Central France from 1943-44, participated in the Normandy invasion, and was given other notable medals, such as the Purple Heart. Miraculously surviving a jeep accident caused by a tank hit, Robert briefly stayed at a hospital in England to recover from his injury and was asked to educate soldiers about the war’s intricate mines. He finally received his discharge papers to go home on December 19, 1945. He was a long-time active member of Holy Family Catholic Church where he also served as an usher. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Orlando, FL. Mr. Darino will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Muriel Darino, of 68 years, and son Robert E. Darino. He is survived by his loving son, Randolph Darino, Port Orange, FL, daughter, Linda Dorak, Orlando, FL, his daughter in laws, Debbie Darino, Port Orange, FL and Nubia Darino, St. Augustine, FL, three grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Arrangements are under the direction of Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando, FL.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Harold Krise, Jr.

Harold Krise, Jr. age 83 of Orlando passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016.  He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of  Harold and Hazel (McGinty) Krise, Sr.  He served in the US Army and was employed as a driver for a trucking company.

Harold is predeceased by brother Jack Krise, Sr. of Parma, OH and leaves to cherish his memory wife Dolores Krise of Orlando; daughter Denise Kalin of Orlando; son Harold Krise III of Ocoee; sister Francis Hanshue of Oklahoma City; brother Thomas Krise of Cleveland Ohio and 1 grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm.  Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jose Manuel Nolasco-Amaya

Jose Manuel Nolasco-Amaya, age 37, of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 in St. Cloud, Florida.  He was born in Colon, Honduras the son of Virginia (Amaya) and Encarnacion Nolasco and was employed in construction.

Jose leaves to cherish memory in addition to his parents, wife Kimberly Marshall-Nolasco; step daughters Sarah Copithorne, Leah Marshall; 6 brothers; 4 sisters; 4 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and sorrowing friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 3:00 until 5:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, October 1, 2016.  Repast will be held at the family home following the service. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Donial Jeryl Roberts, Sr.

Donial Jeryl Roberts, Sr., age 70, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bristol, VA the son of  of the late Leona Blanchard and James C Roberts.  He was employed in the maintenance department of Lockheed Martin.

Donial is preceded in death by his brother James C. Roberts (2006) and leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters Donna Varghese of Gainesville, Deanna Dowling of Casselberry; two sons Donnie Roberts of Montverde, David Roberts of New Enterprise, PA; sister Ramona Schwartz of Gainesville;  brother  Russell Roberts of Live Oak; and 13 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends at 4:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL  with Dr. David Peacock officiating., of Bible Believers Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida.  Interment will be at the Sharrett Cemetery in Bristol, Virginia.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Jose Vicente Alvarez

Jose Vicente Alvarez, age 44, of Orlando, passed away Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 5, 1971, a son of Mercedes (Sanchez), of Orlando and Jose Alvarez and was employed as a transportation welder.

Jose leaves to cherish his memory, mother Mercedes Sanchez; wife Nancy Alvarez; daughter Jalaeh Alvarez; two sons Joshua  and Jaden Alvarez,  two sisters Maryuri Alvarez, Virginia Matos all of Orlando; and brother Christian Matos of Columbus, OH.

Service schedule is as follows:
Friday, September 9, 2016 
 2:00 until 9:00 pm

Saturday, September 10, 2016 
9:00 am until 12:00 pm
Dobbs Funeral Home
Pastor Diana Quintero, Officiating

Interment will follow the service on Saturday at Winter Garden Cemetery

Bharatie Mannie

Bharatie Mannie, age 58, of Orlando, passed away Monday, September 5th, 2016 at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She was born in Skeldon, Guyana the daughter of  Seetawattie (Samlall) and Budhnarine.  She was employed as a seamstress in the fashion industry.

Bharatie leaves to cherish her memory, husband Roopcharrand Mannie of Orlando;two sons Yashpaul Mannie (Darcie) of Orlando, Vicram Mannie (Devi) of Queens, NY; daughter, Stephanie Mannie of Orlando; two sisters, Vidyotama  Dhani of Queens, NY,  Sunita Teeka of Guyana; three brothers Rabi Budhnarine, Shraddand  and  Anand Budhnarine all of Guyana and 3 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 9:00 pm on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held 9:00 AM on Friday, September 9th, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home followed by cremation at Metro Crematory in Ocoee. 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Ruta Malidoma Some

In loving memory of Ruta Malidoma Somé who was born to her father Goitom Mielik and mother Ghidey Araya Emnetu on November 12, 1977 in the city of Maytemenay, Asmara, Eritrea, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Orlando. Ruta was raised alongside siblings; Efram Goitom, Felmon Goitom, Anna Goitom and Robel Goitom.    

Ruta was a loving and proud mother and generous friend. Ruta’s three children, one son and two daughters, are Meron Teame, age 21, Paula Somé, age 15, and Lula Somé, age 10. She walked beside her husband Malidoma Patrice Somé as the backbone of their marriage and surrounding village. 

Ruta cared and she cared deeply. She loved and she loved deeply. She was a mother and protector and embraced all as village. Ruta exemplified dedication, beauty, radiance and an ancient feminine energy that only she could bring to her husband, family and to all.  

In the loving words of her children….

“My best friend, my mother, my father, my back bone, my supporter, my healer, my chef, my comfort zone, and now my Guardian Angel…. My mom is all these things to me! A task that had to be carried on by so may people but she was able to be all these things for me on her own…. That’s the definition of a “super woman” she is and always will be my HERO.”

Paula words
My mom wasn’t someone you could describe with a couple of words. Sure, she was beautiful, kind and strong. But that’s not enough. My mom was like a day when the sun is shining as bright as ever but the rain is still falling. She was one who reminded you day after day that life is fair because it’s unfair to everyone. She was the only person I knew who was the perfect bible verse. “Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. My mom was the physical form of love and always will be. She was the ray of light in everyone’s darkness. My mother sacrificed everything she had to put her family first but never herself. My mom is looking down at all of us from heaven smiling. She is finally getting the life that she deserves that earth couldn’t even offer her. 

Lula words to mom:
"I love my mom more than anything. I will always love her more than anything and anyone. I know she wouldn’t want me to be upset about her passing though. She’d want us to be happy that she’s at peace and she can always watch us even when she’s not with us physically."

Service Schedule

Friday, September 2, 2016
4:00 until 6:00 pm
Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel

Saturday, September 3, 2016
10:00 am
Church Prayer Service
Debre Mewie Abune Aregawi Eritrean Orthodox Church
4836 La Grange Avenue ~ Orlando, Florida 32808

Greenwood Cemetery
1603 Greenwood Street ~ Orlando, Florida

Celebration of Life Gathering
3:00 pm
Path Light Event Center
3200 West Colonial Drive ~ Orlando FL 32805

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Herpha Marie Henry

Herpha Marie Henry, age 52 of Ocoee, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016.  She was born in Portland, Jamaica the daughter of Edwin McLeod and Evadne Anderson. Herpha was employed as an automotive business owner.

She leaves to cherish her memory husband Dave Walter Henry of Ocoee and daughter Britney.  The family will be receiving friends at Mt. Olive Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 3350 Claracona Road in Apopka from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 1st, 2016.  Interment will be in Scotts Runn Jamaica.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tyler Thomas Williams

Tyler Thomas Williams, age 2 months and 1 day old, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, August 28th, 2016 in Altamonte Springs, Seminole County. Tyler was born in Winter Park, FL on June 27, 2016, the son  of Malinda Gwynn of Orlando  and Kyle Williams of Altamonte Springs.

Tyler leaves to cherish his memory along with his parents;  two brothers Kaleb Williams, Kayden Gwynn both of Orlando; maternal grandparents Terrance Gwynn and Sherri Pennington; paternal grandparents Karen and Victor Roye.

The family will be receiving friends from 9:30 - 11:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Deacon Larry Herbert officiating. Interment will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Geraldine Prebee

Geraldine Prebee, age 72, of Ocoee, FL passed away Sunday, August 14th, 2016 at her residence, She was born in Pike County, Kentucky on September 25, 1943, the daughter  of the late Ora Carter and John Metzker and was employed as a retail clerk for Walt Disney World for 31 years.

Geraldine leaves to cherish her memory, son George Prebee of Campbellsville, KY;  daughter  Beth Evans of Ocoee; sister Marylou Justice of Tennessee; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren as well as a host of other living relatives and friends.  
The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 until 11:00 am on Friday, August 19, 2016 followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am at Dobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Shearouse officiating.  Interment will be at Deland Memorial Gardens.

Rudolph George Roberts, Sr.

Rudolph George Roberts, age  63, of Orlando, FL, passed away Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at Florida Hospital Orlando. He was born in Jamaica, West Indies, the son  of the late Irene (Brady) and Arnold  Roberts.  Rudolph was a member of Grace Bible Church of Central Florida and was employed as a trucking operator.

Rudolph leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Latoya Elcock of Ft. Lauderdale, Tatijana Lightbourn of Tallahassee; three sons Rudolph Roberts, Jr.,   Lauran Roberts  and Ryan Roberts, all of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; five sisters Gretel Roberts of Jamaica, Margaret Goldbourne, Joan Goldbourne, both of Bermuda, Lileth Occened of Apopka, Carol Dorsett of the Bahamas; four brothers, Clinton Roberts of Orlando, Owen Roberts of Gainesville, Peter Roberts of Maryland, Donald Roberts of Ft. Pierce, FL; and 6 grandchildren.

Public visitation will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at Grace Bible Church of Central Florida in Orlando, FL followed by the funeral service with Pastor Gene Pritchard officiating. Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Dennis Michael Buice

Dennis Michael Buice born to Marie Buice on December 31, 1980 in Miami, FL where he lived until 2006, passed away August 10, 2016 in Orlando, FL.  At St. Louis Catholic Church in Miami, Dennis was an altar server for 11 years and an assistant teacher in Sunday School.  As a child, he was blessed with the companionship of Randy Lascody of Big Brothers and Sisters in Miami.

Dennis earned his Boy Scout Eagle rank at age 15. His Eagle project greatly benefited St. Louis Church.  Dennis was also a Chapter Chief in the Scout Order of the Arrow.  He then served as an assistant Scout Leader in Coral Gables, Troop 7 where he taught boys safe canoeing.

In high school and college, Dennis was a trombonist in marching bands and participated in Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, and many Orange Bowl performances.  Dennis was a skilled PADI Master Scuba Instructor who certified over 100 persons in open water diving and life saving techniques.  He loved being in the peacefulness of the ocean. Dennis (known by his middle name Michael to his co-workers worked for Disney for 10 years in various departments.  He also worked for Sea World and Universal Studios.  But his main passion in Orlando was volunteering at Give The Kids The World in Kissimmee as "Murphy, the Gingerbread Man".  

Dennis Michael Buice is survived by his mother Marie Buice of Orlando; his grandmother Faith Schaefer of Coral Gables; his uncle Michael Turnball of Sugar Grove, NC; and his Burmese Mountain Dog Silas.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 10:30 am with Father Ed McCarthy officiating.  

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Give The Kids The World in Dennis' name are appreciated.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Vincent Raymond Barnes

Vincent Raymond Barnes, age 62, of Orlando, FL, passed away on, Monday, August 8th, 2016 at his home. He was born in Didcot, Wallingord, UK the son of Veronica T (Fossey) and Roderick Kirkwood Barnes.  

Vincent was self-employed in the Information Technology Industry and leaves to cherish his memory wife Patsy Ann (Fries) Barnes; son Dustin Tiedeman;daughter Lisa Gomez (Pedro); grandchildren Carter, Parker, Lily, Alex, PJ and Jennifer.

Vince, as he was known among friends, was a Past President of the Rotary Club of International Drive in Orlando with over two decades of Service Above Self in Rotary.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Mary Lou Nordmann

Mary Lou Nordmann, age 88, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, July 21st, at Health Central, Ocoee, Orange County, FL.   Mary was born in Live Oak, FL, daughter of the late Allie and Homa Judson Horne and was a homemaker.

Mary is  survived by her son, Joe Nordmann, of Orlando, FL.   The family will be receiving friends at  1:00 PM on Wednesday, July 27th at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando, FL.  The funeral mass will follow visitation at 2:00 pm with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Bennie Joe Allen

Bennie Joe Allen,age 85, of Orlando, FL passed away Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at Florida Hospital Orlando. He was born in Center Point, AR the son  of the late Martha Finley (Moore)  and Ben Edgar Allen.  Bennie served in the U.S. Army and was a business owner specializing in tool sales.

Bennie is predeceased by 9 brothers and sisters and leaves to cherish his memory wife Mary (Kress) Allen of Orlando; two sisters Olene Bertha Smith of Kentucky,  Willie Mae Stone of Nashville, AR; and brother Thurman Allen of Ocoee, FL. 

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 am until 11:00 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando, FL  with Father Leo Hodges officiating. Interment will follow the Mass at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wilfredo C. Ambrocio

Wilfredo C. Ambrocio, age 82 years, passed away on Wednesday July 27, 2016 at 6:20 a.m.   He was born in Tarlac, Philippines, the son of Vicente and Lucila (Corpuz) Ambrocio. He was employed as a construction carpenter.  

Wilfredo leaves to cherish his memory, wife Elisa (Cruzada) Ambrocio; children Mutya Holmes, Bayani Ambrocio, Eva Ambrocio, Ruth Silvestre, Cesar Ambrocio, Amelia Ambrocio, Ignacio Ambrocio, Genesis Ambrocio, Abel Ambrocio, Bobby Ambrocio; sisters Abrela, Lily, Lor; brother Rudy; 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  

The family will be receiving friends from 9:00 until 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Cicero Bailon officiating. Interment will be at Orlando Memorial Gardens in Apopka.   

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sam Ajudha

Sam Ajudha, age 75 of Orlando, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Health Central Hospital. He was born in Georgetown, Guyana the son of Samuel and Sookya (Motilal) Ajudha and was employed as a hotel chef.

Sam leaves to cherish his memory wife Elsie (Balgobin) Ajudha;  children Indra and Derick, Surish and Grace, Chandra and Ishmat, Ramesh and Annie, Naresh and Shalinie; siblings Lucille, Buddy Boy, LIna, Baby, and Nellie; grandchildren Dillian, Krystle, Samantha, Ameela, Nekethia, Amanda, Nikeitha, Alica, Joshua, Ashley, Amber; great grandchildren Derin and Nalia.

The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 until 9:00 pm on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 and on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 9:00 until 11:30 am at  Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by cremation at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Denise Elizabeth Jahn

Denise Elizabeth Jahn was freed from the pain of Cancer on July 16, 2016.  Denise Elizabeth Jahn was born on May 15, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY to Rudy and Marie Jahn. She was predeceased by Rudy and Marie; and her brother, Steven.

She is survived and mourned by her son, Christopher Schoendorf-Mummert (Todd) of Kissimmee, Fl; two sisters, Carol Jagamino of Lindenhurst, NY, and Linda Susserman (Marv) of Alpharetta, Ga.

Denise was an internationally renowned breeder of champion Maltese, and was an active member of the American Maltese Association.

Denise will be cremated. A Celebration of Life in her honor, will be held on Saturday August 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Dobbs Cremation & Funeral Services located at 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811.  Her son will be hosting, and asks that you remember that this is a Celebration.  Please wear blue (her favorite color, no black), and arrive ready to share happy, loving memories if you feel so inclined.