Thursday, May 31, 2018

Dorcas Latisha Pindar

Dorcas Letitia Pindar nee Violet Katie Dillon, age 93 of Ocoee, FL passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018.  She was born on January 22, 1925 to William and Rebecca Dillon in Friendship Village on the East Coast of Demerara, Guyana.

She was affectionately known to many as Violet or Aunty Katie, and was one of seven children. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Patricia Canterbury, her grandsons, Mark, Jason and Andrew, her foster son, Linden and a great granddaughter, Cara. She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Pindar.

George E. Pindar and Violet Katie DIllon were married on December 29th, 1962. They lived in Meadowbrook Gardens, Georgetown, before moving to the USA and spent many years together living in Brooklyn, NY.

Dorcus believed in faith and community. She was an ardent worker who had a great love for God and was a devout member of St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in Friendship, Guyana. She also held regular bible study meetings at her home and gave many hours of service to charitable organizations such as the Mother’s Union which supported family life and the Women’s Institute, where she taught different skills to women such as craft, cooking, baking, knitting and crochet. She also attended the Senior Citizens' Club in New York and Florida.

She was a caterer in her community for many years and was often called upon to make cakes for weddings and specials occasions. She taught catering classes for her community. But most importantly, “Auntie Katie”  was considered a mother to all and cared deeply for everyone she knew, whether you were her family, friend, neighbor or a member of the community. She was always willing to help out someone in need. Everybody’s child was her child.

Dorcas was a people's person with a friendly personality who enjoyed a very social life and loved to laugh. Her house was always filled with family, friends and laughter. Friends who visited her house were treated as family. She was very selfless and always had time for others. She always had a good word of advice to share. She was often surrounded by her family especially her nieces & nephews. There was never a dull moment when she was around.   Her surviving family members, daughter Patricia Canterbury; foster son Linden Fung; grandsons Mark, Jason and Andrew Cyrus; great granddaughter Cara Cyrus and many nieces, nephews and sorrowing friends.

We will all miss her.

May her soul rest in peace and rise in glory. 

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Father Arthur Johnson from Orlando MetroWest of The Nazarene officiating.  Interment will be in St. Augustine's Angelican Church Cemetery, Friendship, Buxton East Coast Demerara, Guyana.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sean Matthew Hawes

Sean Matthew Hawes, 39, passed away at home on Tuesday May 22, 2018. Sean was born on November 21, 1978 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He moved with his family and graduated from Virgil Grissom High School, Huntsville AL. From there he went to and graduated from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Sean returned to Huntsville and subsequently graduated from The University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL., with a BSN degree. After graduation Sean worked at Huntsville Hospital in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit. Sean was also the author and director of implementation for the Huntsville Hospital Stroke Response Program. In 2011, Sean and his best friend, Jonathan Neveu, moved to Altamonte Springs. FL., to start a new chapter in their nursing careers. Sean continued to take masters courses that would lead to receiving an MSN degree and culminate in his receipt of a Doctorate in Nursing. The end goal being a University Teaching position and eventually a tenured Professorship. Sean was the First Grandchild on both sides of the family and was unconditionally loved by all those that met him. He was a unique individual that never said a cross word about anyone, treated everyone the way he wanted to be treated and gave his friendship without conditions or strings attached. A rare person, loving Son, brother, doting uncle, cousin. nephew, teacher and a wonderful human being.

Sean is survived by his father, Samuel R Hawes Jr, mother Jacquelyn M Hawes, Sister Erin (Imran), nephew Aidan, niece Ayla, uncles Donnie, Joe (Cindy), John Curtis (Cindy), aunts Mary (Gary), Lou Ann (Jimmy), Brenda (David), Annette (Bruce), numerous cousins, co-workers and his very best friend Jonathan Neveu and brother Nick.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N Kirkman Rd., Orlando, 32811, 407-578-7720. Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday May 26th and will begin with a Visitation from 10:30 to 11:00 with a service to follow at 11:00. All are welcome to attend this Celebration of Sean’s Life. Additional details will be available on Saturday. In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of Sean.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Malinda Houston

Malinda Houston, age 63, of Winter Garden, FL passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Southlake Hospital, in Clermont.  She was born in Susanville, CA the daughter of the late Lola (Marler)  and James  Jackson.    Malinda was employed as an auto auction supervisor and was a member of Temple Free Will Baptist Church in Winter Garden.

Malinda leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Glen Pennington Jr., of Eustis, Philip Pennington of Winter Garden,  Mitchell Pennington of Umatilla; and 3 grandchildren, Gavin and Sara Pennington and Dakota Kreiter.

The family will be receiving friends at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Temple Free Will Baptist Church in Winter Garden with Pastor Jeff Shaver officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Robin Debnath

Robin Debnath, age 41, of Kissimmee, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  Robin was born in London U.K.  He grew up in London and later moved to Saudi Arabia with his parents in 1982, and to Virginia in 1990. Eventually Robin and his family moved to Richmond, Indiana and he graduated from Richmond High School in 1996. He studied in Indiana University, Bloomington.

Robin was an entrepreneur from an early age. He opened his first restaurant business in West Palm Beach, Florida as cooking was one of his passions. Later, he started a nutritional supplement manufacturing business and most recently, he opened  the "America's Escape Game" in Orlando, Florida, in 2017 to fulfill his ultimate passion in the entertainment industry. He had a vision to take this gaming business to the next level by adding virtual reality and augmented reality and he was working on it. Unfortunately he was unable to see the materialization..

Robin left behind to cherish his memory, parents Leela (Rani) and Dr. Subodh C. Debnath of Kissimmee, FL and sister Anita Dholakia and brother-in-law Utpal Dholakia of Houston, TX.

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, May 21st, 2018 from 9:00 until 10:30 am.  Traditional Hindu service will follow visitation until 11:30 am at Dobbs Funeral  Home.  Interment will be at Metro Crematory in Ocoee, FL.

Robin's shradhya (prayer service) will be held on  Saturday May 26th, 2018 at 11:00 am in, Maa Durga Sri Sai Baba Temple, Address: 11414 South Apopka Vine Land Road, Orlando, Fl 32836

Another prayer service for Robin (Antim Sankskar Path Ka Bhog) will be held on Sunday,  June 3rd 2018 between 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, followed by Langar in Gurdwara Nankasar, 2840 North Hoagland Blvd, Kissimmee, Fl 34741

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Jose Freddie Cruz

Jose Freddie Cruz, age 77, of Orlando, passed away Monday, May 14th, 2018 at Florida Hospital East Orlando.   Jose was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico,  the  son of the late Epifania (Hernandez)  and Juan  Cruz and was employed as a grocer.  He was a member and deacon of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando.

Jose leaves to cherish his memory, wife Dulce (Marte') Cruz of Orlando; four sons Jose Cruz, Jr., of East Patchogue, NY,  Freddie Omar Cruz of Holbrook, NY,  Alexander Cruz of Kissimme, FL, Robert Cruz, of Eustis, FL; step daughter Marte Ivelisse Salcedo of Orlando, FL; step son Felix Marte of New York, NY. ;sister Maria Soto of New York, NY;  19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

 The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm.  The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 16th at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando, FL  with Bishop Noonan officiating.  Interment will take place at Bohemia Union Cemetery in Bohemia, New York.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Bradley Murray Jackson

Family and friends, we are here today to celebrate the life of Bradley Murray Jackson.  Born in Morristown, New Jersey, on December 2nd 1951 to the late Harvey and Jeanette Jackson.  Bradley was the fifth of their six children and their youngest male child.  He grew-up and was educated in Morristown where he graduated from Morristown High School in June 1970.

Upon completing high school, Bradley joined the United States Army, where he served his country for nine years.  During his tour-of-duty he was stationed in Germany for an extended period and traveled to other ports of the United States as a member of the Armed Services.  While serving in the Army he met and married Sarah Dozier on March 17, 1977.  Bradley and Sarah remained together until her passing on October 17th, 2014.

Bradley worked for and retired from Manheim Auto Auction where he held several positions.  Always full of life and energy, he found the perfect post-retirement job, that allowed him to work with children.  He became a Crossing Guard for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.  While working there he met Rita Gustave with home he formed a new loving relationship.

Bradley was passionate and proud of his new job.  He had always loved children and guiding them safely across the busy intersections was a source of joy and pride for him.  It gave him the perfect opportunity to interact in a positive protective way with the kids who were entrusted to him.  He was also a loving brother, cousin, uncle, great-uncle and honorary uncle to the children in his own family and the family of friends and acquaintances.  They all loved being with and around him.  They looked forward to being tickled or teased or even going fishing or running errands with him.  He was fun and playful but also a staunch believer in teaching and guiding them in how to be respectful and behave properly.

Bradley will be remembered as an avid Fisherman.  He always shared his catch with family and friends, being considerate enough to clean the fish first.  He is also famous for his bear hugs and would say things that made you laugh out loud while he maintained a straight face.

He was a faithful member of CrossPointe Foursquare Church in Orlando, where he was the head Deacon.  He served the church family lending his time to helping others as needed.  He was an amazingly loving, and caring person.  While his passing will leave a tremendous void in us all, we are blessed with many precious memories.

On the morning of Saturday, April 28th, 2018, with his family and friends at his side, God called Bradley home to be with Him.  We will all miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his father Harvey Jackson; mother Jeanette Moorer; wife Sarah; sisters Marilyn and Sarah, brother Curtis and brother-in-law James Walker.

He leaves to celebrate his life: Brother Harvey Jackson (Laura); Sister Blanche Paylor (Forrest), Sister Regina Williams; (Hiawatha) Sister In Law Shirley Jackson and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, May  4th, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Dobbs  Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 3:00 pm at CrossPointe Foursquare Church, located at 1180 Woodsmere Avenue, Orlando 32839., with Bishop Larry Parks officiating.