Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Kahlil Dean Beckford

Kahlil Beckford,30,of Winter Garden Fl, died February 21, 2020 as a result of complications related to sickle cell anemia.He was born December 5, 1989 in Montego-Bay,Jamaica; the son of Paul and Beverly (Henry) Beckford.

Having migrated to the US, He attended and graduated from West Orange High School in 2008, where he was a member of the Television Production team. He developed a passion for photography and television production, which he would carry with him for the rest of his life.

Most recently, Kahlil was an employee of Publix. He attended Metro West Church of the Nazarene as a child and young adult, and later on regularly attended services with his mother Beverly at First Baptist Orlando as he grew older.

Kahlil is survived by his mother Beverly and his sisters Sharlah, Anastajia and Shelby. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Viris and Leonard Henry, of Ocho Rios Jamaica. He is also survived by several close friends, a niece and nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando.   The viewing will be held on Saturday March 7 at 9:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church Orlando in the Henry Chapel.  The funeral service will be held at the same location at 10:00. A reception will follow in room 301 of Faith Hall at First Baptist Church Orlando.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Alesson Saint Ange' Bien-Aime

Alesson Saint Ange' Bien-Aime, age 80, of Orlando, Florida, passed away Monday, January 27th, 2020 at Florida Hospital East.   He was born in Jean Rabe, Haiti,  on February 4, 1939, a son of the late Mercedes (Ductan) and Elessia Bien-Aime.  Alesson was employed as a hospitality manager.

Alesson is  survived by and leaves to cherish his memory, three daughters, Melita Bien-Aime, Nancy Sanvil, both of Orlando, Hilda Bien-Aime of Miami; son Ericsson Bien-Aime, of Orlando; and brother, Wisler Bien-Aime of Ft. Lauderdale.   He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, and a host of other loving and caring family, extended family and friends both here and abroad.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:00 am followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando with Rev. Dr. Charles Jones, officiating. Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Repast will follow interment at the Golden Corral located at 7251 W.  Colonial Drive, Orlando FL 32818.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Russell Rosario Terrusa

Russell Rosario Terrusa, age 78, of Ocoee, FL passed away Monday, February 10th, 2020 at  home. He was born in Manhattan, NY, the son of the late Catherine (Lupo) and Thomas John Terrusa.  John was employed as a custodian with the public school system.  

Russell leaves to cherish his memory, wife Mary Ann (Gardner) Terrusa of Ocoee; daughter Teresa Marcelino, of Winter Garden;  son Thomas Terrusa, of Winter Garden; brother Robert Terrusa of Long Island.   He is also survived by 4 grandchildren Emily Terrusa, Kathryn Terrusa, Thomas Terrusa and Rafael Marcelino

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden, FL  with Father Vincenzo Ronchi officiating.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Gairy St. Aubyn Nembhard, Sr.

Gairy St. Aubyn Nembhard Sr. departed this life on Sunday February 2nd after a well fought health battle.

He is survived by his mother Erika. Brothers Paul, Franklin, Micheal, Raymond. Sisters Tania and Tasska. Children Stacy-Ann, Keresha , Sasha, Trudy-Ann, Gairy Jr.,Omari, Alex, AJ, and fifteen grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church of Orlando, located at 604 Jackson St, Orlando, FL 32805 February 22,2020 at 10 am.

Please no floral tributes are being received in lieu of floral tributes the family suggests making a donation in his honor to the American Diabetes Association,  .

Lastly, please note there will not be an interment immediately following this service as his final resting on this side is being reserved as a private family affair. We appreciate you understanding. Thank you for all your support and prayers.

Monday, February 10, 2020

John Anthony Borsellino

The universe gained a comet, no, rather a star so full of love and life that he could no longer be held in this small planet we call earth.  John Borsellino’s presence was so large that the Lord needed him to brighten the heavens.  The Lord gave him to us for a short time but in that time he made a mighty impact on all those who were blessed to know him.  The Lord called him on February 8, 2020.

Born in the Bronx, but raised in Brewster, NY, John was the oldest son of Santo and Rosalie Borsellino.  He loved to play baseball and football.  His love of the Yankees and the Giants began as a child and remained through good seasons and the bad.

After graduating from Brewster High School John decided to serve his country.  He joined the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii and served on the USS Rathburne.  He said that the time he spent molded him as the man he became.  He always remembered that time fondly and the bonds he made with his naval brothers could not be broken. 

When he finished his service he pursued his dream to work in the world of finance becoming a financial advisor.  He loved his work, his clients and especially his firm International Assets Advisory.  He put his knowledge and passion for business and helped to grow the life savings of so many over his 30 plus years in the business.

He always said that his life began one night at a street light on the Post Road in Greenwich, Connecticut.  He and his friend  were out and sitting in the car next to his was a young blonde girl named Michele.   The girl looked over and her life would be forever changed.  That young blonde girl fell in love with his wit, his passion for life and his empathy for others.  That young girl got to share a 24 year journey with the love of her life.  That young girl was treated like a princess and told she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen on a daily basis.  That young girl never left the house without hearing “I love you” and given a little peck on the lips.  Now, that not so young girl is heart broken that her love has left her.  Her only solace is knowing that the Lord has him in his arms.

For the last 20 years of that journey John and Michele’s world centered around three beautiful, smart and amazing girls.  Madison, Sydney & Alexandra were born one minute apart and each captured their fathers heart instantaneously.  The sparkle that would come in his eyes when mentioning them could energize a small city.  Nothing they did was short of miraculous.  Not sure if you were aware but no smarter children have been born before or since.  John loved to watch everything the girls did and felt that they were destined for greatness.  At age three when they were in ballet he could not understand why the Bolshoi didn’t invite them to perform. When they played basketball, well they were going to be starting for UConn.  As they grew John’s pride in them grew.  Alexandra was a star, she was going to be an EGOT winner before she was 30.  Madison of course was going to be an Olympic Gold Medalist in figure skating.  Sydney, well Sydney was going to be President and save the nation. 

The last five years saw many dreams of John’s turn into reality.  He loved seeing Alexandra on stage and performing, Madison skating and Sydney playing volleyball.  His chest puffed out when he saw Sydney give a speech as President of the National Honor Society and Madison give the Salutatorian address  at their high school graduation.  His heart ached when the girls left for college.

Now it is we whose hearts ache.  He will never see Madison graduate from Wake Forest University, Sydney present her thesis before the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College, and Alexandra perform on the Broadway stage.  I will have no more pecks on the lips.

John’s absence will be felt by many including: Wife Michele (Teny), daughters Madison, Sydney and Alexandra. Mother Rosalie Borsellino, brothers Santo and Louis (Colleen) many aunts, uncles and cousins, nieces and nephews.  He will be welcomed into heaven by his father Santo.


We will celebrate his life on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 6-8 pm at the Dobbs Funeral Home; 430 N. Kirkman Rd., Orlando, FL 32811.  A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 10:30 am at St. Andrews Catholic Church; 801 North Hastings, Orlando, Florida.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Madison, Sydney and Alexandra College Fund

He will be forever young.  He will be forever beautiful.  
He will be forever My Johnny.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Shirley Rachel Brock Rice

Shirley Rachel Brock Rice entered her new heavenly home Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 at the age of 81.

Shirley was born on August 24, 1938 of her parents Mavis Ara Howell & Huge Clenton Brock in Itta Bena a small city in Leflore County, Mississippi.  Shirley received Christ as her personal savior and was baptized at the age of 10 which led to her eventual acceptance to become a Minister of the Gospel of Christ.  Those who met her knew without a doubt she was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Shirley began working at 13 to support her mother and took on jobs that managers these days cannot compare to. She worked, went to school & nursed her mother for as long as she could but eventually had to quit school. Shirley left nothing unfinished and at the age of 50 earned her High School diploma!

Shirley was married to William Raymond Ride on the 18th of September, 1955 at the age of 17 in Lockhart, Fl and continued to work and complete PI correspondence studies and earned the Air Force Personal Affairs diploma. She never had the opportunity to work as a PI as Raymond feared it would be too dangerous.

In 1964 Shirley & Raymond became parents of their only child Jean.  Shirley was always planning new adventures, exploring new places and brought the love of Gods creation to her family.  Her  favorite pastimes we’re reading her bible, working in the church, sewing, traveling, cooking new dishes from her garden and taking care of her family.

Upon retirement she and Raymond took up wood working and occasionally went on the road selling their creations at festivals and scheduled preaching engagements at various churches throughout America.  

Shirley is survived by her daughter Jean Carol, son-in-law Sonny Matta, granddaughter April Nichole Stokes and her fiance' Del Beach, grandson Nicholas Adam Shagena, great granddaughter Harley Brianne Miller, great grandson Kodie Ray Miller,  great granddaughters Chelsea Aleyah Goetz and Braelynne Serenity Beach.  

Shirley will be missed immensely but the impact of her life lives on in each of us!

 Shirleys day of death or day of life is an anomoly as 02-02-2020 is the exact same backwards and forwards and no matter what Country format is used it is still the exact same.  The last time this happened was roughly 900 years ago!  

The family will be receiving friends at 2:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home located at 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando FL 32811.  Interment will follow the service at Ocoee Cemetery.

After the graveside service the family will go to 
Shirley’s church for dinner and fellowship

Park Ave Worship
117 N Park Ave
Apopka, Fl

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Don Sherman Haine

Don Sherman Haine, age 89, of Kissimmee, Florida, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 just three months after the death of his wife, Glenys.  Don  was born on April 12, 1930 in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania to Harry Edison and Amanda Jane Cable Haine.  Don was named after his grandfather, Finley Sherman Cable.  He grew up in Harmony, Pennsylvania and attended the Bloomfield Elementary one-room school. Later, the family moved into Ellwood City where Don attended Lincoln High School.  He left high school early to help with his father’s business, the Haine Oil Company.  Don was the delivery man and the family lived in an apartment above the business on 8th Street in Ellwood City, PA.

Don met and fell in love with Glenys Hughes and they married on August 5, 1949.  They had two children, Bonnie Lynn and Robert Sherman.  They both attended Riverside High School and later both graduated from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

Don was an active member of Calvin Presbyterian Church.  They built a home in Fombell, Pennsylvania and enjoyed that home for many years  They later decided to sell their home and move to sunny Florida where Donald was employed at a Water Treatment Plant.  One day they received a phone call offering Don a better place of employment in Danville, Kentucky.  They made the big decision to move there where Don was employed by the Matthews Conveyor Company and his wife, Glenys, was employed by Centre College in the Science Lab.

They eventually moved back to Orlando, Florida to retire.  And much to their surprise, they both obtained work at Walt Disney World MGM Studios (now Hollywood Studios) and enjoyed those years immensely.  Don for 10 years and wife, Glenys for 15 years.  Don said “I really enjoyed working for the mouse”.)  Glenys and Don celebrated their 70th wedding Anniversary in August of 2019 surrounded by many family and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Gunnett, who resided in Strongsville, Ohio, and John Haine from Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.  Don is survived by his sister, Marian Haine, who resides in Lockwood, Florida.

Don is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Lynn Dobi and her husband David and their three children, Joshua and spouse, Kerri; John and spouse, Becky, Jillian and spouse Grant Sutphin and Also surviving is a son, Robert Sherman Haine and wife, Barbara and their four children, Robbie (deceased in 2004)  and wife Bekah with spouse, Marc DeProspero, Nathan and spouse, Beckie, Donald and spouse, Sara; Jeremy and spouse, Diana, and several great grandchildren.

The Memorial Service for Don will be at his place of worship, First Baptist Church of Orlando/Marie Williams Chapel on Saturday February 8 at 1:00 pm.

Jerome Thomas Wytrwal, Jr.

Jerome Thomas Wytrwal, Jr., age 43, of Ocoee, FL, passed away Friday, January 31st, 2020 at Advent Health Hospice Orlando,  He is the son  of Theresa (Pugliese)  and Jerome T Wytrwal, Sr of Ocoee and was employed in sales.

In addition to his parents, Jerome leaves to cherish his memory, sister Lauren Eileen Wytrwal of Deltona; brother Stephen R Wytrwal of Winter Springs; and maternal grandparents Nicholas & Bernice Pugliese of Tangerine, FL

Visitation will be held  from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, February 7th, 2020 and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 followed by the funeral service which will be held at  11:00 AM at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL  with Father Ed McCarthy officiating.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Edward Joseph Ferone

Edward “Ed” Joseph Ferone, passed away at his home on Thursday, January 30th, surrounded by family and friends.

Ed was born on January 27, 1944, in Nashville, Tennessee to Carmine and Rose Ferone. Shortly after, his family relocated to New York City, where he spent most of his childhood. After graduating from the Citadel in 1965, Ed joined the Army, and served his nation proudly. After an honorable discharge, he pursued a fulfilling career in Civil Engineering.

In 1980, he married Debbie, and they had five children. Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather (Papa), and brother. He will always be remembered as hardworking, selfless, witty and fun-loving. Ed’s greatest joy was his family and making people smile.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie, his children: Ashley, Christopher, Brianne, Hayley and Gregory; and his grandchildren: Finn, Sailor, Navy and Crew.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 5th at 10:00 a.m., at St. James Catholic Cathedral, Orlando, Florida.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where Ed and his family donated his pacemaker to be used for infants born with heart defects.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Joyce Janet Johnson

Joyce Janet Johnson, age 85, of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 in Kissimmee.   She was born in Newport, Rhode Island,the daughter of the late Nellie  and Bradley  Rawlings and was a homemaker.

Joyce is  survived by two daughters, Sissy Shumate, Debbie Butler both of Orlando; son Eddie Rawlings of Kissimmee; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 AM on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 followed by a 12:00 pm funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL .  Interment will follow the funeral service at Highland Memory Gardens in Apopka, Florida