Friday, February 26, 2016

Robert Lewis Smith

Robert Lewis Smith, was born November 8, 1964 in Orlando, Florida to the Zora Mae Smith (late) and Sammie Lee Smith, Sr. Robert grew up in Orlando, Florida and was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School.  He was an avid football fan.  His love for it began in his Pop Warner days and continued throughout high school. Robert was a kind person with a big heart.  If he saw someone in need, he was always willing to help.  Robert was known an dloved by many and will be greatly missed.

Robert leaves to cherish his memory four brothers and two sisters; Sammie Lee Smith, Jr., Raymond Smith, Annette S. (Edwin) Matthews, Bishop (Angela) Smith, Bruce (Denise) Smith, and Sabrina S. (Brian) Dixon.  He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Thomas Brown officiating.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Frank Anthony Ponzio, Jr.

Frank Anthony Ponzio, Jr., age 67, of Orlando, FL passed away Friday, February 19th, 2016.   Frank was born in Rockville Centre, NY  the son of the late Sophie (Iannotti)  and Frank Anthony Ponzio, Sr.  He was employed as a driver for public transportation.  

Frank leaves to cherish his memory wife Bridget (Seerattan) .Ponzio of Orlando; daughter Laura Fursa of Patchogue, NY; son Joseph Ponzio of Louisiana; two sisters Joanne Fleming, Jeannie Dickmann both of Austin, TX; two brothers Benny Ponzio of Louisiana; Bobby Ponzio, of Santa Fe, NM; 7 grandchildren Christopher, Elizabeth, Sophia & Emily Fursa of Patchogue, NY; Krysta, Joseph, Jr. and Dominick Ponzio of Pennsylvania; numerous nieces and nephews

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will follow visitation at 1:00 pm with Pastors Michael Mones and Victoria Chica officiating.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Timothy Dave Herrington

Timothy Dave Herrington, age 56, of Daytona Beach, FL passed away Monday, February 22nd, 2016 at his home.  Timothy was born in Houston, TX  the son  of Margaret Janelle (Blue)  and Kenneth Dave Herrington of Clermont, FL.  He was employed in maintenance.

Timothy leaves to cherish his memory, parents Kenneth and Margaret of Clermont; two daughters Ashley Herrington Bennett of Washington, DC, Kellie Ann Herrington, of Hammond, LA;   sister Lisa Carol Wilson of New Smyrna Beach, FL; brother Daniel Stephan Herrington of Orlando, FL;  and grandson Owen Ray Morgan of Hammond, LA.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Danny DeArmas officiating. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Eric Adolph Canton, Jr.

Eric Adolph Canton, Jr., age 48, of Orlando, FL passed away Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at Health Central Hospital in Orlando. Eric was born in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, the  son of Jeanne M (Farrelly), of Virgin Islands and the late Eric A Canton, Sr.   He was employed as a restaurant chef.

Eric is preceded in death by daughter Saiedah Canton (2004) and leaves to cherish his memory mother Jeanne Mr. Farrelly of the Virgin Islands;  wife Christine (Petersen) Canton of Orlando;  two daughters Christisha Canton,Sorrayah Canton, both of Orlando, FL;  two sisters Jacqueline M Canton of the Virgin Islands, Nicole L Canton of Washington, DC; four brothers Anthony R Abdool, Ronald R Abdool both of Virgin Islands,  Curtis S Canton of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and  Everick Phillip, of Orlando, FL. 

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Monday, February 22, 2016 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm followed by the funeral service.  Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Raymond Keith Burrell

Raymond Keith Burrell, age 67 of Ocoee, FL, passed away Saturday, February 6th, at his residence. Raymond was born in  Jamaica.  He was employed as a financial banker and a member of Holy Family Episcopal Church Orlando, FL .   

Raymond leaves to cherish his memory wife Rita  (McKenzie) Burrell; daughter Debbie Burrell;  son,Michael Burrell both of New York; three sisters, Marilyn Burrell, of Jamaica; Gloria Burrell, of New York; Patsy Burrell, of New York; two  brothers, Vincent Burrell and Danny Burrell both of NY; and 5 grandchildren

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, February 20, 2016 from 10 until 11:00 am at Holy Family Episcopal Church.  The funeral service will follow visitation at 11:00 am with Fr. Peter Magill officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Mamie Anabelle Friedman

Mamie Anabelle Friedman, age 80 of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Mamie was born in Solomons Island, Maryland the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Elloise (Wallace) Shores.  She was employed as a teachers aide for the public school system and a member of Pine Castle United Methodist Church.  

Mamie leaves to cherish her memory son Robert Pangle of Winter Springs; Terri Pangle of Orlando; companion Robert Wooten of Orlando and several loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Dobbs Funeral Home starting with the family gathering from 1:00 until 1:30 pm followed by the service with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Margaret A. Dragojevich

Margaret A. Dragojevich, age 92, of Orlando, FL passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at her home. Margaret was born in Sagamore, PA, the daughter of the late Sophia (Sapira) and Paul Chizmar.  She was a homemaker and member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Margaret is reunited in heaven with her late husband of 60 years, Frank Dragojevich. She was a wonderful wife, nurturing mother and doting grandmother.

Margaret leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters Lynn Estock, of Columbus, OH, Deborah Capp of Orlando, FL; son Greg Dragojevich of Florida; brother Edward Chizmar of Pittsburgh, PA; 6 grandchildren: Steven Estock, David Estock, Ryan Capp, Nicholas Estock, Ashley Capp, Abby Estock; and 3 great-grandchildren: Keagan Estock, Loring Estock, Joseph Estock.

A memorial service will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Orlando on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm.  

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lila Sharon Driscoll

Lila Driscoll lost her battle to Primary Peritoneal Cancer on February 10, 2016.  Lila Simmons Driscoll was born on September 18, 1939 in Kissimmee, Florida to Hardy and Lily Simmons. Lila was proud to be a 6th generation Floridian.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Lee, Luie, Liburn, and sisters Virginia and Loretta. 

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, James O. Driscoll; one sister, Mrs. Lois Hughey of Kissimmee; one son, Mr. Mark MacDonald (Brenda) of Knoxville, TN; one daughter, Mrs. Lisa Beck (Tim) of Marietta, GA.  Lila was also survived by her Grandsons, Logan (Sarah) Mullany and Kyle Mullany of Woodstock, GA; Joshua Beck of Marietta, GA and Devin Hardy MacDonald of Johnson City, TN.

Gourmet Cooking, Travel and Real Estate were her passions. Lila was a Member of the Florida Alumni Associates, Lifetime Member of the Citrus Club in Orlando and a Member of the Orlando and Orange County Association of Realtors.

There will be a graveside service held in her honor at the Dr. Phillips Cemetery on Friday, February 12th at 2 PM.  The family has requested donations to Orlando Rescue Mission  and  Salvation Army in lieu of flowers.    

Monday, February 8, 2016

Rajkumari Raghubar

RAJKUMARI RAGHUBAR, also called Raj, Auntie Raj and Madhurie Mooma, peacefully departed the physical world on February 7, 2016 in Ocoee, Orlando, Florida after a blessed longevity of 92 years.  Rajkumari was born on January 31, 1924 in Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, Guyana to Rampyaray Maraj and Dula, immigrants from India, laborers by occupation. She was the second of seven sisters; her death was preceded by  Somwaria, Dungo, Mahadai, Rajpat, Finey and Sitajee .Losing her parents when she was still very young, she grew up with her sisters under the guardianship of the eldest, Somwaria (Aunty Deed). With no opportunities for a formal education she acquired good home making skills, was an excellent worker and an accomplished vocalist. Her marriage to Jilwah also called Basra and Boat, under Hindu religious rites was solemnized on January 3, 1962. Together they worked as laborers and lived in LBI Estate to raise their family before building and moving to their own home in LBI Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara, Guyana. She lost her husband on December 24, 1969 when she was only forty five years old. She accepted the challenges associated with juggling the multiple roles as provider and homemaker selflessly striving for the wellbeing and education of her family under very difficult and trying circumstances. She never remarried and worked tirelessly through to retirement age in 1984. She took up permanent residence in the USA in 1995 and became a US citizen in 2000. She lived in Maryland, New York and Florida. She was the loving mother of eight children: Madhurie, Gainduli (Chiney), Padmawatty  (Finey), Belmatty (Miney- deceased), Mangal (Bheir), Hansram (Buro – deceased), Hardai (Sheena) and Sukhraj    ( Boyo). She was the mother –in-law of seven:  Sugrim (deceased), Harold, Lakhan ( deceased), Seeta (deceased), Bibi, Vick and Sharmila. She was the caring grandmother of sixteen: Indra, Chaan, Dave, Roshanie, Ramo, Krishna, Savie, Sally, Richie, Mark, Marcie, Seon, Simone, Samantha, Amanda and Suhana. She was also the cherished great-grandmother of eighteen and great-great-grandmother of eight. This wonderful matriarch will be remembered for her exceptional hard work, self-discipline, dedication, commitment and determination.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 9:00 until 11:15 am followed by the cremation at Metro Crematory located at 751 Bluford Avenue in Ocoee.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Luis Alberto Aquino

Luis Alberto Aquino,  age 32, of Orlando, FL, passed away  Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at Orlando Regional Medical Center.   Luis was born in Zacapa Gualan  Guatemala, the son of Maria Francisca Aquino.  He was employed in construction.    

Luis leaves to cherish his memory, mother Maria Francisca Aquino; daughter Stephanie; son Joseph;  five brothers, Christy, Daniel, Jorge, Carlos, Fernando; uncles; Izabel, Leonel, Rocio, Antonia; cousins Alexia, Carlos, Carolina, Clisman, Kimberly, Gerson, Andrea, Jaime, Jasmine, Tony, Valduino, Junior, Jorge; nephews Steven, Michell, Devin; grandparents Maria Francisca and Julio.

The family will be receiving friends from 3:00 until 6:00 pm with the funeral service at 4:30 pm.  Interment will be at the Santa Cruz Rio Hondo Zacapa Cemetery in Guatemala.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Stephen Wilson Hall

Stephen Wilson Hall, age 74, of Tucson, AZ passed away Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at Casa De La Luz Hospice Inpatient Unit.  Stephen was born in Tampa, FL  the son of the late Mary K Rogers and Leonidas Edwin Hall.  He retired from the United States Navy.
Stephen leaves to cherish his memory, daughter Stacia Matus of Davenport, FL; son Samuel Hall of Apopka, FL; brother, Larry Hall of Queen Creek, AZ. and grandchildren, Anastacia Morgan Matus, Amari Hall, Miliani Hall, Liam Jax Vasquez-Hall, Ciarrah-Jolee Vasquez, Jordyn-Rae Vasquez.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 9:30 until 10:30 am, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at 1:30 pm with military honors.