Friday, December 28, 2018

Albert R. Griffith

Albert R. Griffith, 75, of Orlando, died April 8, 2018. Our loving father went to be with God at 4:10 AM, with his family by his side.  Albert "Reese" Griffith always put others above himself and was devoted to that ideal throughout his life.   We all knew him as Butch, Reese, Al, Dad, Sir, Big Al, Big Papa and Grandpa.   Born in Sharon, PA, he found the love of his life, Carolle (Clark) Griffith, and they were married 53 years.  During his banking career, he built several branches into top lending offices and was recognized for highest gains and lowest losses.  He served on Board of Directors of Youngstown Chapter American Institute of Banking and Advancement Chairman of the Big Arrow District for Boy Scouts of America.

In 1984, he moved his family to Orlando, FL and became an active member of the West Orange community.  West Orlando Rotary nominated him for Rotarian of the Year in 1992 for his ‘unbelievable commitment to Rotary in all areas of participation’.  Long before he started to have a need for a wheel chair, he spent much of his free time helping others gain back independence by building ramps. In 1999 he received Rotary International ’Service Above Self’ award. Al also served on the West Orange Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as VP for presidential programs and co-chaired the Economic Development Task Force of Vision West Orange. His contributions helped lead to Sun Trust Bank being recognized as Member of the Year in 1995 for ‘contributions above and beyond the call of duty to assist the Chamber in many ways’.  He also became known to family and friends for making and donating blankets to anyone who asked or was in need. He found his niche and made over 200 blankets; donating them to Community Care for the Elderly, Lockheed Martin Seniors Program, West Orlando Rotary Club, Osceola Wound Center, and as baby gifts to friends at work.

A big thank you to Dr. Walter Conlan III and staff at Osceola Wound Center for healing Albert’s diabetic foot ulcer and Dr. Dean Cole for the 5 screws in his foot to give him 10 more years with us.

He was proud of his sons and daughter-in-laws, all graduates of UCF, and loved dearly his 6 grandchildren. He is further survived by his sisters, sister and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews, whom he loved and looked forward to their visits.  We all loved him and will miss him dearly. In lieu of flowers or service, Dad requested gifts to your favorite charity. God bless.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sookram Rampersad

Sookram Rampersad, age 80, of Kissimmee, passed away Monday, December 24th, 2018 at Osceola Regional Medical Center in  Kissimmee.   He was born in Trinidad, the son of the late Mayah (Rampersad)  and Rampersad  Poomwassie and was employed as a driver for a trucking company.

Sookram is predeceased by son Richard Rampersad (2000) and leaves to cherish his memory, wife Ramdaye  (Ramlal) Rampersd of Kissimmee; daughter Veena Maharaj of St. Cloud; four sons Ralphi Rampersad of Orlando,  Sharmi Rampersad of Orlando, Errol Rampersad of Kissimmee; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A Traditional Hindu Service will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home followed by interment at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Monday, December 17, 2018

William Dexter Lamour

William Dexter Lamour, age 80, of Kissimmee, FL, passed away  Sunday, December 16th, at Health Central Park  in Winter Garden.  He was born in Jacmel, Haiti,   the son of the late Sirolie (Julot)  and Absalon  Lamour and was employed as an auto mechanic.

William leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Kathleen Lamour of Ocoee, FL;  Berthe Lamour of Boston, MA.; sons, Jerry Lamour  of Boston, MA; Mathew Randall Lamour of New Jersey; and 4 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 20th, 2018 followed by the funeral service at 11:00 AM at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Sharon Lewis Woodill

Sharon Lewis Woodill, age 71 of Orlando, passed away December 8, 2018 after a 2 ½ year battle with cancer.  Born in Missouri, Sharon met her husband of 51 years at Brewton Parker College in Georgia.  Sharon has traveled the world and lived in Africa as a child as well as Spain and Alaska as an adult. A very compassionate person, she was a nurse early in her career and then a preschool teacher for over 20 years. Being very adventurous, Sharon has skydived, ridden horses, rock climbed, zip lined, flown a Stearman biplane, and hot air ballooned.  Her greatest legacy however are her children and grandchildren with whom she spent countless hours reading, attending Tae Kwon Do competitions, going to Sea World, the Science Center, and the Library.  She will be very deeply missed by her husband Ken, her son Scott and his wife Tara, her daughter Kendra and her husband Jonathan, and grandchildren Jonas, Ellie, Hannah, Rose, and Nathan.  Her deep, simple faith in Christ inspired many who knew her to trust in Him with their whole lives.  The memorial service is scheduled for December 22 at 3 p.m. at the Henry Chapel of First Baptist Orlando. All who knew her are welcome.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either of Sharon’s favorite charities: The Tim Tebow Foundation or Samaritan’s Purse

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Atef Awad

Atef Awad, age 64 of Orlando passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.  He was born in Latakia, Syria the son of Abraham and Sarah (Basna) Awad and was employed as a financial relationship manager.

Atef leaves to cherish his memory wife May Awad of Orlando; son Hossam Awad of London, daughters Haya Awad of Orlando, Sarah Awad of Iraq; brothers Suhail, Samir and Afig Awadall of Syria; sisters Muna Awad of Syria, Wadad Basous of Lebanon and 2 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, December 14, 2018 at Kissimmee First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Mill Stough Road, Kissimmee FL, followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Irene Wolthoff

Irene went to be with her heavenly Father on November 6, 2018.  She was born in Fall River, MA but grew up in Rhode Island.  She learned to play the piano in her teens and became an accomplished pianist. She played for her high school functions, at hotels, and other venues. She continued to play all her life for enjoyment, even playing a few days before her passing. She loved to act and was in numerous plays. Irene enjoyed singing, sang in her church choir, and eventually sang with the Sweet Adelines in St. Petersburg, FL. She was part of a quartet and these ladies traveled the southeast competing and having a ball.   Irene enjoyed sewing and made a lot of her clothes, her daughter’s outfits, doll clothes, and many costumes for her singing group. She worked in a bank when she was first married to Harry Wolthoff, the love of her life, who predeceased her. They were happily married for over 58 years. She also worked as a secretary to several school principals at Lealman Junior High and St. Petersburg High School.  After Harry’s passing,   Irene volunteered at a Hospice Thrift Store which she looked forward to. She is predeceased by not only her loving husband Harry, but a sister, Alice Wolthoff, a nephew, as well as many wonderful brother and sister in laws.  She is survived by her daughter, Laurie Wolthoff Kelsey and her husband, Bob. She also leaves behind her granddaughter, Allison Kelsey, her children Madeline and Christopher; her grandson Brock Kelsey, his wife Niki, and their children Austin, Hailey, and Collin.  She has one remaining sister in law Ellie Wolthoff, and many loving nieces and nephews.  She was loved by so many besides her family and she will be missed terribly.  Irene was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.  A private family service will be held at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either

1.Suncoast Hospice Foundation
5771 Roosevelt Blvd.  Clearwater, FL 3376

2. VITAS  Community Connection
2201 Lucien Way   Suite 100
Maitland, FL 32751

Friday, November 30, 2018

Philip Francis O'Brien

Philip Francis O'Brien,  age 23, of Orlando was tragically taken on Saturday, November 24th, 2018.  He was born in Bronx, NY, the son of Erica O'Brien and was employed as an assistant manager for a car wash company.

Philip leaves to cherish his memory, mother Erica O'Brien of Orlando; brother Jayce O'Brien of Orlando;  and  his heart and love Fedia Petit Frere of Winter Park.

There will be a friends and family gathering  from 3:00 PM until  6:00 PM on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL .

Monday, November 26, 2018

Tomas Rosa

Tomas Rosa, age 83, of Orlando, passed away Monday, November 26th, at Health Central in Ocoee, FL.   He was born in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, the son of the late Altemia (Diaz)  and Miguel  Rosa and was employed as a plastic shops machinist.  

Tomas leaves to cherish his memory wife Carmen (Garcia) Rosa of Orlando; daughter Gloria Ortiz of Fitchburg, MA; two sons Thomas Rosa, Jr., and  David Izzarry,  both of Orlando; sister Ida Rosa, brother Julian Rosa, both of Lowell, MA;  6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL .  The funeral service will follow visitation at 12:00 PM  with Pastor Confessor Rodriguez officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery, Winter Garden, FL. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Charles R. King

Charles R. King, 79, of Ocoee, FL went home to be with the Lord on November 20, 2018.  Born in Johnson City, TN, he came to Florida in 1959.  He was a member of West Orlando Baptist Church.  He worked for AAA Building Services in Orlando for over 30 years.  He retired from First Baptist Church Windermere after 18 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents John R. and Frances King.  He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Barbara; Siblings, Douglas (Ramona) King-Arcadia, FL, Carolyn (Chester) Osgood- Ozark, AL, Richard (Dorothy) King - Madison, AL, David (Brenda) King-Enumelaw, WA, and Gary (Brittney) King -Greenville, TN; Sons, Rick (Ellen) King - Ocoee, and Charlie(Vicki) King - Tavares, FL; Grandchildren, Mark, Jake, and Rachel King.

A celebration of life will take place at West Orlando Baptist Church, Ocoee, on November 23, 2018 at 11:00 am, followed by a grave side service at Ocoee Cemetery.  Arrangements in care of Dobbs Funeral Home.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Mary Daisy Perez-Trott

Mary Daisy Perez-Trott, age 72, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, November 18th, 2018 at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.   She was born in Miami, the daughter of the late Sixto Perez and was employed as a hospital administrator.  

Mary leaves to cherish her memory, husband Gerald  Trott of Orlando; and two sons Jerald (Katherine) Trott of Windermere and Timothy Trott of Orlando. 

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 7:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Robert Ashley Appel

Robert passed away on Friday, November 9th after a short, bravely fought battle with cancer.  Robert was born in Peters Township Pennsylvania and was raised by loving parents Patricia Elmer Appel and Ralph Lach Appel (deceased).  He was the younger of two boys.  He is survived by his Mother (Patricia Elmer Appel), wife Kathleen Harkins Appel, daughter Ashley Appel as well as 10 nieces Marilee, Sara, Jennifer, Brenda, Chrissy, Teresa, Ally, Emily, Tippin, Heather and 13 nephews Richard, Daniel, Billy, Michael, David, Bill, JP, Evan, Kenny, Corbin, Paul, Matt, and Shane.  Robert is predeceased by his brother Roy.

Robert graduated from Peters Township High School Class of 1972.  He went on to graduate from a trade school before working for Amtrak.  Robert then worked in the automobile industry as a car salesman before his employment at the Florida Auto Auction of Orlando in Ocoee, FL, driving cars, coordinating and supervising vehicles and inventory, supervising his own department made up of 24 people, working with multiple car dealers and being an advisor to the Health and Safety Department for the personnel of that department. Robert was the owner/operator of Central Florida Transport.  He would help his clients get to and from medical appointments or physical therapy, and help them through pre and post operative procedures.  For a few years, Robert had a business painting people’s houses.  No matter the job Robert took great pride in his work and always did his job with integrity and care. 

Robert’s most rewarding job was as our family caretaker.  Robert always made sure that the house was clean and that the pantry and refrigerator were always full of food.  He would prepare home cooked meals every night for his family and always took the time to make sure that his family was happy and ensured that they had everything that they needed.  Robert retired from his professional life in 2007 to care for his mother when she broke her neck.  Robert loved being a husband, father and son.  It was the light of his life being able to take care of the ones he loved most.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 with visitation starting at 1:00 pm, followed by the service at 2:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers Bob requests that you spend time with your children, take a walk on the beach with your loved ones and make a toast to enduring friendships lifelong and beyond.

Robert will be greatly missed by family and friends.  May he rest in peace.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Roy Croft Brand

Roy Croft Brand passed away on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.  He was born in Lake Worth, Florida on December 13, 1936. He was the youngest of four children. He is survived by his two sisters Elizabeth Respess and Carolyn Smith as well as his son Roger Brand (Deirdre) and daughter Ashley VanDerMark (Skip) and seven grandchildren: Peter, Jack, Grace, and George Brand and Connor, Riley and Harper VanDerMark. He is preceded in death by his mother Odessa and older brother Joe.

Like many from his generation, Roy worked all his life and gave tirelessly of his time and resources to help others. His first job was delivering milk and then he had a paper delivery route. Even before he could drive, he parked cars for Harlan Blackburn (a member of the Cigar Mafia). While in high school he worked for George Stuart Office Supply, and at sixteen he became an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Boone High School in 1954 and elected to go into the Naval Reserve where he served honorably for eight years. He worked for Southern Bell as a lineman before attending Florida State University where he graduated with a degree in Accounting in 1962.

Roy was introduced to State Farm Insurance by Bill Gunter and started his own agency, which was his main occupation for 47 years. He was a pilot and one of the founders of the Orlando Aero Club at Herndon Airport. When he was 33, he dabbled in politics, by running for Orange County Commissioner. He was an active member and past President of the West Orlando Rotary Club where he was extremely involved. While in Rotary he built literally hundreds of wheelchair ramps for people in need. Rotary International honored him with the Paul Harris Fellow Award for his service. From the early 1980’s he maintained a contractor license helping many people build and renovate their homes as well as businesses. Roy’s passion was always in helping others so it should be no surprise that he was also a lifelong blood donor to the Central Florida Blood Bank, donating over 50 gallons. 

He seemed to be most fond of his service as a Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary State Trooper. Roy not only gave of his time and resources he also was a philanthropist and patron of the arts, donating countless dollars and hours to the Winter Park Playhouse, Orlando Opera, Orlando Ballet, Orlando Philharmonic and the Orlando Museum of Art.

Roy’s entire life demonstrated his love for people. He truly had a servant’s heart. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church Orlando, 3000 South John Young Parkway, in The Henry Chapel, Saturday, November 10th at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Cannonball Kids’ cancer Foundation, 
(, a charity near and dear to his heart.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Sandi Feliciano

 October 17 1948 to October 14 2018

She was preceded in death by Parents Marvin and Flossie Clemons Orlando, and  Cousin Letha Domingues Beckley WV.

Remaining to mourn her are: Husband Lou Feliciano Orlando - Son - Just A Name ( David Hunsinger) LA Calif - Sister - Karen Hunter Bean Station, Tenn and - Sister Becky Ellis Apopka

She will be greatly missed by family and friends – We all love you Sandi may you rest in peace.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Cecille Elizabeth Jones Hall

Cecille Elizabeth Jones Hall (affectionately called Betty), was the 2nd of 4 children born to Harold and Clara Jones at Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica on September 13th, 1947. Cecille attended Whitfield Town All-Age School, North Street Seventh Day Adventist School and Tutorial College. As a child growing up Cecille had a passion and a love for nursing, and after graduating from Tutorial College in 1967 she received a Government Scholarship to East Surrey Hospital School of Nursing in London, England. Cecille was elated to stay the least. Prior to leaving for London, Cecille had a brief encounter with a dapper gentleman by the name of Dennis Hall, at the Registrar General Office (aka Record Office) in Spanish Town. She urgently needed to obtain a birth certificate to apply for her Passport to leave for London. Dennis was quite happy to expedite this request for this attractive young lady. It just so happens that the birth certificate was completed that same day around lunch time and Dennis invited her to lunch. She accepted, and after lunch went back home, while Dennis returned to work. Cecille obtained her Passport shortly thereafter and went to London. They stayed in contact over the next two years and became engaged by Proxy in 1968. In September of 1970, Cecille fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a Registered Nurse, and returned to Kingston, Jamaica. In December 1970, Dennis and Cecille got married. Cecille worked for a short time at the Nuthall Hospital in Kingston, then migrated to New York in late 1971. Dennis joined Cecille in August 1972. While in New York, she worked for Visiting Nurse Services and at South Nassau Community Hospital in Long Island where she was a Charge Nurse. As a Passionate Charge Nurse, she made it her way of life, and conducted several health seminars throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Another lifelong passion of Cecille from an early age was her commitment to her church and putting the Lord first. There wasn’t a scripture or gospel song she didn’t know. She took her love for the Lord seriously, and only missed church when she had to work. In 1973 Dennis and Cecille decided it was time to add to the family, and Cecille gave birth to her first daughter Lisa, and her second daughter Tenille followed in 1977. Dennis’s children from Jamaica, Sandra and Tony joined the family in 1978. She enjoyed being a mother and gave this new and expanded role her all, from sewing clothes, to cooking to shopping for her family, Cecille did it all with love and commitment, always putting God first and foremost in their lives. In 2002 the family relocated to Florida and Cecille worked for a couple of years, after which she went into retirement.

Cecille took being a grandmother to 3 beautiful girls as a gift from God, she instilled her class, grace and the love of the Lord in their lives.  After retiring Cecille joined her husband Dennis in Orange County Sheriff’s Office as a volunteer for the Citizens on Patrol Program. She enjoyed this new position of keeping her neighborhood of 254 homes safe with her husband (A program he started in Pine Hills), and after 10 years, Cecille had to retire from the Citizens on Patrol Program due to poor health. Cecille received numerous awards for her many devoted years of unselfish hospitality, commitment and service to her communities. Cecille lived the remainder of her life under doctor’s care and passed peacefully from this life on the evening of October 24th 2018 at her residence. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life.

Cecille is preceded in death by parents Harold and Clara, and sister Grace. She is survived by her loving husband Dennis, daughters, Lisa, Tenille, Step daughter Sandra, Step son Tony, son-in-law’s Prince, Garth, Matthew, granddaughters, Njani, Nyala, Nakari, sister – Yvonne, brother Easton, cousin Dorothy, and a whole host of family and friends.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

David Anthony Hawn

David Anthony Hawn died suddenly on September 3, 2018.  He was born on January 15, 1985 in Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Florida with his family in 1997.  David was a graduate of Dr. Phillips High School and Florida State University.  He was the beloved son of Steven and Cynthia Hawn and brother of Daniel and Christine.  He is survived by his immediate family, his much-loved grandmother, Patti “Tutu” Hawn, as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins too numerous to count.  He will be missed and never forgotten by all who loved him.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 20, at 1:00 PM at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 4950 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, where David volunteered.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Naraine Diaram

Naraine Diaram, age 72, of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health.   He was born in Georgetown, Guyana the son of the late Diaram and Deorattie and was employed as a security guard.

Naraine leaves to cherish his memory, wife Praimwattie Diaram of Orlando; three daughters, Sharda Millis of Orlando; Dhramdai Lall of Apopka; Vaidwattie Jagmohan of Orlando; two sons Rabindranauth Diaram of Ocoee,  Chatnarine Diaram of Ocoee;  sister Ramrattie Diaram of Queens, NY; two brothers Ramkumar Diaram of Long Island, NY, Krishna Diaram of Connecticut; and 11 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 9:00 pm on Monday, October 15th, 2018.  A Traditional Hindu service will be held from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL  with Pandit Raj officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Metro Crematory in Ocoee, Florida.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Austin Michael Kelley

Austin Michael Kelley,  age 20, of Orlando, passed away Friday, September 28th, 2018.He was born in Orlando, FL  the son of Deanna (Kelley) and the late Charles Seth Hartford and was employed as a retail clerk.

Austin is predeceased by his sister Hailey Adams (2007) and leaves to cherish his memory, mother Deanna Kelley; three sisters, Brittany Adams, Emily Adams, Savannah  Mayfield; two brothers, Stephen Kelley; Cori New; and maternal grandmother Barbara Sneathen all of Orlando; 

The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, followed by the funeral service at 7:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Brenda Sue Conrad

Brenda Sue Conrad, age 70, of Orlando,  passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018.  She was born in Orlando, the daughter of the late Willie (Farmer)  and Leo  Conrad.  Brenda was employed for over 30 plus years as a surgical technician at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She also loved ballroom dancing.

Brenda leaves to cherish her memory, brother Ray Conrad, of Orlando; niece Beverly Brown of Orlando; nephews Robert Owens of Ocoee, Scott Owens of Texas; numerous great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Dan Entwistle officiating.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Stephen Francis Dinda

Steve was born in Farmingdale, New York on 9/4/1942 to Frank Dinda and Frances Stephens Dinda and is the older brother of James Dinda and Elizabeth Churchill.
He graduated with honors from Half Hollow Hills High School, where he was senior class president and captain of the wrestling team.
Steve attended and graduated from Niagara University, where he met his beloved wife Dorothy Ann Cannon. Together they had their first three children in 2 ½ years.
Post-graduation, he had many different careers. Steve was a stock broker for Edwards and Hanley and Dean Witter. He also owned many of his own businesses. His Pioneer General Store in Bethpage, New York, was one of the first convenience stores in the U.S. with gas pumps in front. Steve also owned and operated a chain of gas stations throughout Nassau County, New York.
In his Forest City, Wantagh years, he coached Little League, played softball, competed in the community bowling league and was an avid poker player.
In his mid-forties, Steve left New York and found his calling, selling timeshare for the Marriott Vacation Club in their Telesales department. He became their top producer, won salesman of the year, and was the first Telesales salesman in the history of the company to reach presidential status. He was looked upon as a mentor, trainer, role model, friend and a friendly ear to speak to. He was acclaimed for his ethics and possibly best remembered for his sarcastic wit. He retired when stricken with cancer in 2002. 
Steve is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy and is survived by his second wife, Jane Powers and 5 children Susan Fischer (Gregory), James (Kimberly), Joseph, Frank (Kimberly), and Dorothy Mooney (James). He is also survived by his 7 treasured grandchildren, Josh, Jake, Andre, Austyn, Lexi, Aston and Mia. 
Steve was a cancer survivor, a life-long Catholic and looked forward to eternal life in heaven.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Rafael Angel Hernandez

Rafael Angel Hernandez, age 73, of Orlando,  passed away Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health.  He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico,  the son of Eloisa (Muskus)  and Pacifico Hernandez and was employed as a hospital porter.  

Rafael leaves to cherish his memory wife Constancia  (Brown) Hernandez of Orlando; daughter Nidia Smith, of Orlando; three sons Jesus Manual Hernandez of Boston, MA, Rafael A. Hernandez, Jr., of San Juan, PR,  and Timothy Smith, of Panama. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; 7 grandchildren

The family will be receiving friends from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery, 13636 Lake Butler Boulevard, Winter Garden FL.

Alan Barry Scott

Alan Barry Scott, age 49, of Orlando passed away Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at his residence.   He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Ava Scott and was employed as an auto mechanic.

Alan leaves to cherish his memory, mother Ava Scott of Orlando;  daughter Aliyah Scott of Groveland; and son Brandon Thompson also of Groveland. 

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by the funeral service at 7:00 PM with Rev. Bill Curl officiating.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Carlton Kumar

Carlton Kumar, age 57, of Orlando, FL, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 at his residence.  He was born in Trinidad,  the son of Jassodra (Ganpat) and the late Harold Kumar and was employed as a chef.

Carlton leaves to cherish his memory, mother Jassodra Kumar of Richmond, TX; three sisters, Sintra DeJesus of Richmond, TX, Chandra Kumar of Queens, NY, Kaloutie Aughey of Clearwater, FL; and brother Kishore Kumar of Queens, NY.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 9:00 pm on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home. A Traditional Hindu Service will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by cremation at Metro Crematory in Ocoee, FL.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Thomas Gordon Diffey

Thomas ”Tom” Gordon Diffey, age 87 of Orlando, went peacefully to be with our Lord on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice.  He was born on August 8, 1931, in Midnight, Mississippi, the son of the late Thomas Patrick Diffey and Mrytle Musgrove Diffey.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Marshall Diffey, brother Glen Diffey and sister Marlene Hairston.

Tom leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Linda Diffey, children, John (Allison) Diffey, Richard (Sue) Diffey, Kathy (John) Kardules and Randy (Nancy) Rich, sisters, Valerie Wiggins, Gail Keith, brother, Pat Diffey, 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Tom served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War.  He was a former Auditor for Los Angeles County, California and Orange County, Florida.  He worked until the age of 78.   Tom loved the Lord, his family, friends, music, photography, pistol shooting, traveling, Nascar racing and fried the best chicken and catfish anywhere.  He was a Bible Study Teacher at First Baptist Church in Orlando and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was blessed to be loved by many and will be greatly missed.

A service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Orlando, FL with Pastor Jeff Thompson officiating.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Gary Michael Kish

Gary Michael Kish, age 67 of Tampa, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in Orlando.  He was born in St. Augustine, Florida the son of Johnny and Lillian (Vaughn) Kish and was employed in residential and commercial construction. 

Gary is survived by his daughter Amy Kish, also of Tampa and many other relatives and friends.  

Visitation was held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 1:00 until 2:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Catherine Iannetti Woods

Ms. Catherine Iannetti Woods, born on July 25, 1943, to the late Evelyn Stambaugh Iannetti and the late Ernest Dominck Iannetti, passed away at age 75 on August 26, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. She was in the Medical Billing industry until retiring in 2010.

Catherine is survived by her son, Joseph Woods (Terri); daughter, Pamela Cawthon (Frank); grandchildren, Rick Woods (Nikki), Heather Rice (Matt), Tyler Woods, and Reed Cawthon; and great-grandchildren, Ava Woods, Mason Rice, and Richard (Buck) Woods. She also leaves behind her beloved chihuahua, Romeo. Catherine enjoyed cooking, gardening and everything US Armed Forces. The family invites donations in Catherine's name to Wounded Warriors or American Cancer Society. 

Friends and family members may attend the celebration of life service, officiated by Pastor Danny de Armas, on Friday, September 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at First Baptist Orlando Marie Williams Chapel, 3000 South John Young Parkway, Orlando.

Michael Khader Hindileh

Michael Khader Hindileh, age 62, of Orlando, passed away Friday, August 24th, 2018 at Florida Hospital Orlando.   He was born in Amman, Jordan,  the son of the late Adma (Ghattas)  and Khader  Hindileh and was employed as a diesel auto mechanic. 

Michael leaves to cherish his memory, wife Maha  (Asfour) Hindileh;  daughter, Dina Hindileh,  two sons Khader Hindileh, Zaid Hindileh,  brother Tony Hindileh; all of Orlando; 
six sisters Reema Hindileh of Orlando; Mona Hindileh,  Suha Hindileh,  Maha Hindileh, Madelyn Hindileh,  Mai Hindileh, all of Jordan. 

The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 31st at St. Jude Catholic Church in Orlando, FL  with Fr. Bassam M. Saade, officiating, followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Zachary Lewis Winn

Zachary Lewis Winn,  age 20 of Orlando, Florida,  died on Monday,August 20, 2018 doing what he loved most riding his motorcycle, enjoying the fresh air.  It was his way of being free.   He was born in Orlando, the son of Albert Raisor and Melissa Winn and was self employed.  

Zachory is survived by his mother Melissa Winn;  father Albert Raisor; sisters Jessica, Destiny, Jewel and Kendra; brothers Jordenn and David;  he also was a father of a 2 year old son Zayden Winn; and two nieces Phoenix and Annabelle.  

He was our joker,  always had us laughing or giving us a pain,  but as his mother...... I'll say it .....we were attached like no other.   He will be forever loved and missed.  Fly high baby boy.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Thompson officiating.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Elisa Cruzada Ambrocio

Elisa Cruzada Ambrocio, age 79, of Orlando, FL passed away Friday, August 10th, 2018 at Mike Conley Hospice House, in Clermont, FL.  She was born in the Philippines,  the daughter of the late Josefina (Mojica) and Ignacio Cruzada and was a homemaker.  

Elisa leaves to cherish her memory, children Mutya Holmes, Bayani Ambrocio, Eva Ambrocio, Ruth Silvestre, Cesar Ambrocio, Amelia Ambrocio, Ignacio Ambrocio, Genesis Ambrocio, Abel Ambrocio, Bobby Ambrocio; sisters Cora Radcliff, Julia Cruzada, Belen Hebreo, Loida Smith and Luz Barrera; numerous grand and great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held  at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL  with Pastor Michael Clarissa officiating, followed by interment at Orlando Memorial Gardens Apopka, FL. 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Ila Mae Anderson Long

Ila Mae Anderson Long, age 83, of Orlando, Florida passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Health Central Hospital after a brief illness.  Born March 10, 1935 in Ocoee, FL, she was the third of six children of William Otis and Georgia Mae (Bodiford) Anderson.  She was a graduate of Lakeview High School in Ocoee, and also attended Glad Tidings Church there.  She married Leamon Donald Long in 1953 and together they raised six children. 

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed.  Her sweet disposition and caring nature will be long remembered by family and friends alike.
In addition to her parents, Ila Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Leamon, two brothers, William and Vernon Anderson, one sister, Irene Peden, and one son, Donald Long.  She is survived by two sisters, Alice Hurley of Marion, IL and Betty Rippy of Wilson, NC; four daughters – Loretta Spradlin of Orlando, FL, Cindy Connor of Greensboro, NC, Debby Powell of Cadwell, GA, and Theresa Cornett of Bristol, VA – and one son, Timothy Long of Orlando, FL; along with 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 13 from 6 – 8 PM at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL, followed by the funeral service on Tuesday, August 14, at 11 AM and graveside rites at Highland Memory Gardens in Forest City immediately thereafter.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Oma Jane Moran

Oma Jane Moran, age 92 of Beckley, WV, formerly of Orlando, Florida, went peacefully to be with her Lord at Harper Mills Nursing Home on Sunday, August 5, 2018. 

Born on August 21, 1925 in Blue Jay, WV, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Basil Campbell and Annie Jane Humphrey Campbell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Moran; a son Marvin Moran, a daughter, Phyllis Moran Bontempo, and a step daughter, Letha Domingues. 

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include three grandchildren, Michelle Dafoe, Jason Moran and Lisa Phelps, and several great grandchildren. Also, her caregivers and nieces, Bonnie Ayers and Joyce Hazelwood, and two nephews, Basil Campbell and Charles Kelly Jr., survive. 

Mrs. Moran was a former nurse aide in Beckley, and was of the Baptist faith. She had made her home in Orlando, Florida for nearly 52 years, before returning to the Beckley area. 

Graveside rites and burial will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Orlando, Florida. 

Private online condolences, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at and on the Dobbs Funeral Home Obituary site.   

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV. and Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd, in Orlando, Florida.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Willie Kaslov

Willie Kaslov, age 73, of Treasure Island, FL  passed away Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at Suncoast Hospice Care Center in Pinellas Park, Florida.    He was born in Atlantic City, NJ  a son of the late Mary (Nicholas)  and Eli  Kaslov and was employed as an automotive body man.

Willie leaves to cherish his memory, wife Tina (Jace) Kaslov of Treasure Island, FL;  daughter, Shirley Kaslov of Seminole, FL;  five sons Tony Kaslov of Bayport, NY,  John Kaslov of Treasure Island, FL, Steve Kaslov of Holiday, FL, Eli Kaslov of Chlua Vista, CA,  Nickie Kaslov of Freemont, CA; sister Elizabeth Kaslov of Rockville, MD; brother Nickie Kaslov of Rockville, MD; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from  6:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Monday, August 6th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL., followed by the funeral service at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018.  

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Charles Michael Chandley

Charles Michael Chandley (Mike), age 57 of Orlando, FL, passed away on July 23, 2018.  Mike was born on December 1, 1960 in Orlando. Mike graduated from Evans High school and was employed as an engineer technician.

Mike is survived by his wife Melissa Chandley; his stepdaughter Stephanie Moss; his grandson Carter Moss; and two sisters Kathy Whittaker and Frances Anderson.

Mike was loved by many and will be deeply  missed.

We Love You Mike.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Robert Terry Perkins

Robert Terry Perkins, age 64, passed on July 12th, 2018 in the comfort of his home. Bob was born in Mount Prospect, Illinois on June 9th, 1954 to Martha and Joseph Perkins. He attended Harper Jr. College in Mt. Prospect before moving to Vero Beach, Florida to attend Florida International University where he earn a Degree in Construction Management. Shortly after graduation he was recruited by Blount International and worked for 5 years on the construction of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was Project Manager for Blount on the Hillsboro County Jail in Tampa, Florida before moving to Tallahassee 1989 where his children Call and Page were born. He was selected to go to Kuiwait as part of the Emergency Response after the failed invasion by Iraq. The family moved to Orlando, Florida in 2000 where Bob opened his own construction firm, Perkins Development which specialized in medical facilities including cancer centers and Nemours Children’s hospitals.

He is survived by his brothers Thomas and James Perkins and his children Call and Page Perkins.

A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held on July 21st, 2018 at 1pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. Following the service will be reception hosted at the family’s home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to Bob’s favorite charity: AMVETS.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Gladys Ann Gallo

On July 15, 2018, Gladys Ann Gallo went to be with our Lord after declining health. Gladys (nee Endrizal) entered our world on August 19, 1927 in Lorain, Ohio.  As a teenager, she worked in a drugstore soda fountain, enjoyed sewing, drama and was a member of the National Honor Society.  At age 18, Gladys left Ohio for the adventures of Washington D.C. and training as an R.N. at Washington General Hospital.

Gladys went on a blind date with an Army GI because she was told he was “good for a steak dinner.”  After dating a few years, many steak dinners, and attending operas, Gladys and Ralph were married in 1949.  They continued to live in Washington D.C. while he completed his engineering degree at George Washington University on the GI bill.  He would later attribute his education to Gladys since she demanded that he complete his degree.  In 1950, Gladys and Ralph moved to Wilmington Delaware for a job opportunity, later settling in Newark, Delaware where they raised a family of four children.  As the children aged, Gladys attended the University of Delaware, graduating with a degree in Home Economics and became a teacher in Wilmington-area high schools, where she taught cooking, life skills and organized a student-run restaurant.

Surviving are Gladys’ children:  Christopher Gallo of Austin, TX, Blaise Gallo of Folsom, CA, Audrey Gallo-Freas of Houston, TX, Dolores Gallo of Winter Springs, FL, and seven grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Raphael Edmund Gallo, and one grandson, Victor Gallo.

She was active in her church, St. Stephens Catholic Community, on the Bereavement committee, Women’s Club and Book Club.   She was also active in many of the activities at St. Luke’s Lutheran School that required sewing skills while her granddaughter attended.  Her interests included sewing, gardening, attending theater and musical performances, and spending time with her family at the beach.

Funeral mass services will be held Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephens Catholic Community Chapel, Winter Springs, Florida.  The family will receive friends at a luncheon at the church following the service.  Gladys will be interred at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery to rest eternally beside her husband.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials are made to Gladys’ favorite charity, the American Red Cross, 5 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, 32803.