Monday, January 29, 2018

Todd Kary Walber

Todd Kary Walber, age 56, of Orlando , passed away Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health.  He was born in Sheboygan, WI  the son of Judith Ann Christoplis and Glenn Walber and was employed as a beverage broker.

Todd leaves to cherish his memory, parents Judith Ann and Glenn Walber of Richmond, TX; two daughters Whitney Volpe, Paige Walber,  son,Dustin Walber, all of Orlando; sister, Colette Barrett of Richmon, TX; and 4 grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 3:00 PM on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Hospice in Todd's name.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Joe Luby Mills, III

Joe Luby Mills, III, age 67, was born the youngest of four children to Joe Luby Mills, Jr. and Faustine Coleman Mills. "Joe Mills from Pine Hills", as he often called himself grew up on Pine Hills Rd, in Orlando and attended Mollie Ray Elementary and Maynard Evans High School from seventh to 12th grade.  He completed one year at Seminole Community College before enlisting in the Army in 1971.  Joe did his Basic Training at Ft. Benning, GA before shipping out to South Korea where he spent 13 months.  After receiving his Honorable Discharge in 1973, Joe joined the "family business" and became a Pipefitter/Welder.  He traveled all over the country with his trade, even living in Alaska for two years where he worked on commercial projects in and around Fairbanks.

Joe met Sarah in the summer of 1982 when he went to pick up Sarah's friend, Leah, for a date.  Leah wasn't ready yet, and Joe and Sarah enjoyed a friendly banter.  Three and a half years later, they were married on December 7, 1985.

Joe started Clermont Aluminum with his lifelong friend and business partner, Clarence Schaffer, in the early 1980's.

Joe and Sarah's first child, Micah, was born in December  of 1987.  There was nothing Joe loved more than being a dad. Jared followed soon after in 1989.  Wanting a more steady occupation with benefits for his family, Joe left Clermont Aluminum and began working for Walt Disney World as a natural gas tech at Reedy Creek Energy Services after Jared was born.  Emily and Jesse soon followed, and the family was complete.

Joe eventually retired from Disney and served as an organizer for the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union/Local 803 before taking the position of Director of Building Trades for the AFL-CIO on Disney property.  This was his last job before retiring.

Joe was very active in his church where he served as a deacon for several years and attended church visitation regularly.  He loved "knocking on doors" and telling people about Jesus.  Before being diagnosed with ALS in April 2015, Joe spent many hours every weekend helping with Clermont Central Church and Kirkman Community Church, two church plants of First Baptist Church of Central FL.

Joe passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 19, 2018 surrounded by family and friends.  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sarah; his children, Micah, Jared, Emily, and Jesse; his brother Bobby and his sister, Linda.  Preceding him in death are his parents and sister, Judy.

When entering Heaven and meeting his saviour, we're sure he heard, "Well done, good and faithful servant..."

The family will be receiving friends at Church at the Cross, located at 700 Good Homes Road in Orlando, from 2:00 until 3:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The family has stated that Joe's favorite color was red.  Feel free to wear red in Joe's honor.   Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.  

Donations in Joe's memory may be made to:
 Fisher House at James A. Haley VA Hospital
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612
Make checks payable to Fisher House


Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Ministry at: 

Bradford "Frank" Hadnot, Jr.

Age: 69
Born: in Birmingham Alabama on May 13, 1948 and passed away at Florida Hospital South Orlando on January 15, 2018.

Frank received his BS Degree at the University of Maryland.
He retired from DL Simmons Security Agency but continued to work part-time with ETS and substitute teaching with the Seminole County School Board.  Frank is predeceased by his parents, Dr. Bradford Hadnot Sr and Marylynn Hadnot                   

He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Donna M Hadnot, Casselberry FL. Also survived by his son Bradford Frank Hadnot III and wife Carrie from Joneseboro GA and daughter Tracy Dawn Vargas, from Jackson GA.  Stepchildren: Joshua Siniscalco and fiancee Romaine Fields, Orlando FL, Jeremy Siniscalco and Julie Siniscalco from Casselberry FL.
Sisters:. Pamela Hadnot TX and Mary Janice Springett NY
Sister-in-law Cathy Coyle Sanders, Brandon FL,  Jacqueline R Coyle, Orlando,  Brother-in-law Michael E Coyle, Orlando FL. Mother-in-law Mildred L Coyle, Casselberry FL.

Grandchildren:. Malakai Vargas, Anthony Toledo, Dylan Siniscalco, Ciara Lazo Also survived by aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial is being held at 1:00 pm on March 11, 2018 at Sleuths Dinner Theater located at 8267 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819.

Frank was the most friendly and loving man.  He made a big impact on many lives.  He will be greatly missed.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Allen Joseph Kaluzniak

It is with great sadness that the family of Allen Joseph Kaluzniak announces his sudden passing from a cardiac arrest on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.  Allen was born in New Jersey on August 15, 1969 and raised in Orlando and Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Allen enjoyed his Tampa Bay Buccaneers football, surfing, motorcycles, racing, and music. He was also a very kind person who loved and cared for animals.

Allen will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Victoria Setser of Kenmore, NY; his mother, Gundula Winter of Orlando, FL; his father and stepmother, Allen E. Kaluzniak and Donna Kaluzniak of Jacksonville Beach, FL; his aunts Barbara Downs of Port Richey, FL and Gabriela Palau of Bloomingdale, NJ, and cousins Holly Heywood and Tim Downs, and many friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Erika and Joseph Winter and Leo and Marie Kaluzniak and uncles Thomas Kaluzniak and Jonathan Winter.

Memorial donations in memory of Allen may be made to favorite local animal shelters.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Donna Elaine Starn

Donna Elaine Starn, age 82, of Orlando, FL passed away Sunday, January 7th, 2018.   She was born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Dorothy (Hammersly)  and Kenneth R. Fox and was employed as a nurse.  

Donna leaves to cherish her memory, husband Marvin Starn of Orlando;  three daughters Pamela Joan O'Connell, of West Islip, NY, Carole D. Duzich of Charlotte, NC;  Cyd Busko of Mount Dora, FL; four sons Richard Thomas Bratchie of Fredericksburg, VA, Kenneth Edward Bratchie of Clarksville, MD, David Wayne Bratchie of Eldersburg, MD, Harrison Eugene Bratchie of Monroe, NC;  and 11 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 3:00 until 4:30 pm, followed by the funeral service at 4:30 pm on Saturday, January 13th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Stephen Michael Goetz

Stephen Michael “Mike” Goetz, age 58, of Orlando, FL passed away Monday, January 8th, 2018 at Florida Hospital Orlando. He was born in Lansing, Michigan and raised in Orlando, Florida. He was born the son of Marcia Kay Goetz and John Goetz. Mike was self-employed as an IT Consultant.

Michael is predeceased by his mother Marcia Page Altshuler (2005) and maternal grandmother Gonda E. Wiley (2017) and leaves his father John Goetz of Birmingham, AL; two sons Michael Colby Goetz of Fredericksburg, VA, Zachary Alan Goetz, of Orlando; brother Patrick Goetz and (Charlene Lane), of Orlando; aunt Cheryl Yager  and (Jack Yager) of Orlando; uncle Stephen Page and (Kannika Page) of Orlando; cousin and close friend Rick Young of Longwood and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved friends.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, January 12th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Roy Nielson King

Roy Nielson King,  age 91, of Orlando, FL, passed away Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee,   He was born in Georgetown, Guyana  the son of the late Hilda G. (Bourne) and Collin C. King.  Roy was employed as a Ship Captain's Pilot and was a faithful member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando.

Roy is preceded in death by his wife Olga (2008); brothers Malcolm and Neville (201) and sister Evelyn (2017).  He leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Jacqueline A. (Bernard) Alleyna, of Toronto, Canada;  son Roy Anthony (Zamena) King, of Orlando; sister, Sheila L. King, of Georgetown, Guyana;  4 grandchildren - Ryan, Christopher, Lisa, Steven.

The family will be receiving friends  from 10:00 until 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 followed by the funeral mass at St. Andrew Catholic Church, located at 801 N. Hastings, Orlando with Father Leo Hodges, officiating.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Lois Mary Weiler

Lois Mary Weiler, age 81, of Orlando,  passed away Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health.  She was born in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of the late Evelyn Bernadine (Wilson)  and Clarence  Beck.  Lois was employed as an Executive Secretary in the hotel industry and was a member of St. Jude Maronite Catholic Church.

Lois leaves to cherish her memory, devoted husband of 61 years, Gordon Harold Weiler of Orlando;  daughter, Mary (Ken) A. Van Bogaert, of Truman, WI;  two sons Brian C. Weiler of Estill, SC; Matthew (Janna) G. Weiler, of Gainesville, FL; sister, Karen Baeslager, of Milwaukee, WI;  grandchildren Bret VanBogaert of Madison WI, Sidney E. Weiler of Austin , TX, Sam, Gus and Jack Weiler all of Gainesville, FL

The visitation will be held from 6:00 until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be held at 8:30 am on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Fr. John Giel officiating.  The church is located at 5125 S. Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando FL 32819.