Monday, June 25, 2018

Donald Ray Conrad II

Donald Ray Conrad II, age 55, of Ocoee passed away Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at Health Central in Ocoee.   He was born in Orlando, the son of the late Donald "Ray" Conrad of Reedy, WV and Wilma "Darlene" Hudson. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother Darlene Hudson of Orlando; Betty (Reese) Conrad of Orlando, his wife of 29 years; son Donald Conrad, III of Orlando, son Jay Conrad of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and daughter Marlina Conrad of Deland; sister Connie J. Kane of Ocoee; niece Candice J. Kane-Nord (Erik) of Ocoee and extended family, Marnie Sanford of Ocoee.  He is also survived by aunts and many cousins.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at The Church at Oak Level  with Associate Pastor Tyler Howell from Glad Tidings Church officiating.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Daniel Charles Rittinger

Daniel Charles Rittinger, age 81 of Orlando; passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.  He was born in Wilksbarre, PA the son of Larry and Sophie (Nowowski) Rittinger.  He was employed as an industrial engineer and retired from Lockheed Martin.  Daniel loved automobiles, stock cars, racing and collecting.

He is predeceased by his sister, Sister Mary Gratian (2003) and leaves to cherish his memory wife Barbara (McGreevy) Rittinger of Orlando; daughter Mary Ellen Tiasta of Forty Fort, PA; brothers Carl of Melbourne, FL, James of Forty Fort and Lawrence of Southport, NC.; sisters Barbara Finn of Virginia, Alice Hoszody of California; grandchildren Joe Tiasta of Pittston, PA; Jacklyn Bates of Chicago; and great grandchildren Audrey and Owen Tiasta.  

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Jane Therese Brockman

Jane Therese Brockman of Orlando, 71, died on Sunday at her home.  She was born to Clark and Francis Walter on June 7, 1947 in Sunnyside, WA, the third of five girls. She attended the University of Seattle with a focus on history, but her first love was fine art. On June 20, 1970, Jane married Carl Lawrence Brockman Jr. in Los Angeles, CA. The couple had five children and moved to Orlando the summer of 1984.

Jane’s first passion was her family, followed closely by her love of creativity. Whether that be a giant meal for her family and friends, a canvas painting or a huge mural, a story, a quilt, or a piece of furniture, over the course of her life, her passion for creating inspired her family and those around her.

An active and devout Catholic, Jane was a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church for 34 years.  She enthusiastically served the church community as an Eucharistic Minister and Reader, organized right to live events, ran the "Helping Hands Ministry" to provide a warm meal for the Downtown Coalition for the Homeless one Sunday a Month for 4 years, and headed several sewing ministries at Holy Family, including the effort to provide white garments for Baptisms.

As much as she could, she loved visiting natural, wild places that inspired creativity and helped her feel closer to God.  She made time to bike frequently on the West Orange Trail, and visited her cottage, to paint and be peaceful, in the Great Smoking Mountains National Park.

Jane is survived by her husband, Carl and four children, John, Peter, Mary, and Kathleen, and 13 grandchildren.  Her third son, Michael, has reunited with her in heaven.

The family will be receiving friends at Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6:30 until 7:30 pm.  The funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Ennis officiating.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Nicole Caroll Remi DeCruise

Nicole Caroll Remi DeCruise, age 45 of Orlando, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  She was born  in St. Johns Antigua, the daughter of Eulyn (Tonge) and George DeCruise.  

Nicole leaves to cherish her memory, parents Eulyn Tonge of Orlando; father George DeCruise of New York; daughters Kai and Jade DeCruise both of Orlando; brothers Iyaba DeCruise of Woodbridge, CT, Lerone DeCruise of Norfolk, VA, George DeCruise, Jr. , and Keshewn DeCruise  both of New Jersey, Husani and Jelani DeCruise both of Long Island, NY, Tarik Griffith of Georgia; sisters Diane DeCruise of Arizona, and Kalilah DeCruise of New Jersey.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 12:00 until 1:30 pm, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Latonya Heyward, officiating.