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.