Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Gerald "Jerry" Pavlovsky, Jr.

Gerald "Jerry" Pavlovsky, Jr. passed away on Friday May 21, 2021 at the age of 75.  Born in Chicago in 1945, he grew up in Orlando after his family moved there in 1948.  He attended St. James Catholic School and Edgewater High  School.  After high school, he served three years in the United States Marines and fought in the Vietnam War.  He was a life member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion.

Following his honorable discharge from the military, he graduated from Florida Technological University (now UCF).  He worked at Southland Corporation in Orlando for nearly 20 years, then at Sysco Food Services in Ocoee for over 25 years.

After retiring from Sysco, he moved to Cape Canaveral where he could enjoy all his favorite things.  He loved to fish, golf, and relax at the beach.  He also had a great love for animals, and he enjoyed telling people about his grand-dog Red.

He is preceded in death by his parents Jerry and Elsie and his sister Eloise.  He is survived by his son Nick Pavlovsky; daughter-in-law Jamie Pavlovsky; Nancy Pavlovsky (Nick's mother); brothers Norman, Arthur, and Phil; sisters Charlotte and Dolores.

The family will be holding a funeral mass at 10:00 am on May 28, 2021 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Internment will follow the mass at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 2:00 pm.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Steven Malkowski

Steven Malkowski, age 95 of Orlando, died on May 18, 2021. Mr. Malkowski was a retired engineer from Lockheed-Martin.  Born in Chicago, IL he moved to Orlando in January 1959.  He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church,  He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, an advocate for social services, a former chairman of the Department of children and Families, District 7 ADM planning council which covered Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Brevard counties, served on the state ADM planning council, was on the executive board of Florida NAMI and NAMI of Orlando.  He also served on the advisory board for Northeast Florida State Hospital, and the Florida Center in Avon Park.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran.  His love for athletic excellence resulted in placing highly in the entire U.S. Naval aviation strength, speed and agility tests during WW2.  As a naval cadet he rose to battalion commander of his class.  The end of the war ended his flight training.  He was also a registered lobbyist for social services in the State of Florida.  In the 1990s he initiated a drive to achieve equitable funding for Central Florida ADM programs resulting in a 5.5 million dollar yearly, recurring increase.  During his years before becoming and engineering graduate from the University of Illinois.  He worked as a professional entertainer doing circus acts on various early television shows, as well as in nightclubs, theaters, and fairs.  In Central Florida he also served as vice president of cub scouting while his sons were members.  His main hobby was bowling at which he became exceptionally accomplished as evidenced by numerous 300 games and an 800 series.  He also raised exotic plants, mainly orchids and bromeliads.

He is preceded in death by his wife Imelda "Millie", He is survived by sons David of Oviedo, Steven T and John both of Orlando; daughter Ruth Rauenzahn of Orlando,  five granddaughters, Sarah, Jamie, Amy, Anna and Kyra all from the Greater Orlando area; sisters Alice Klecker (deceased) from St. Petersburg, FL, MaryAnn Cluggish from Boston, Mass. 

The family will be receiving friends at 9:45a, followed by a funeral mass at 10:30a on May 26, 2021 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Bart Garcon officiating.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Gerald Byron Beckham

Gerald Byron Beckham, age 54, of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, May 5th, 2021.  He was born in Victoria, TX on August 24, 1966, the son of Geraldine (Weidemann) and the late Robert Eugene Beckham and was employed as a Stock Market Day Trader.

Gerald is  survived by his mother Geraldine Beckham of Orlando and his brother Daniel Beckham of Clermont, Florida.

A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 21st, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Raghunandan Ramlagan

Raghunandan Ramlagan, 84, of Orlando passed away Sunday, May 16th, 2021 at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando.  He was born in Enterprise, Guyana,  and employed in warehouse packing and shipping.

Raghunandan leaves to cherish his memory, wife Socilla (Saumber) Ramlagan; sons Besham Ramlagan, Nardeo Ramlagan, Brian Ramlagan, and Rajpaul Ramlagan, all of Orlando; daughter Soma Joseph of Ocoee; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021  followed by the funeral service from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL .  Cremation will follow the service on Thursday at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Ronald Richard Scarpato

Ronald Richard Scarpato, age 79, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, May 9th, 2021 at Cornerstone Hospice at Health Central in Ocoee.   He was born in Philadelphia, the son  of the late Veronica (Orr)  and Salvatore  Scarpato.  Ronald served in the US Army and was employed as an Iron Worker.

Ronald is  survived by wife Victoria (Coletta) Scarpato of Orlando; three sons Ronald Scarpato of Virginia, Salvatore Scarpato of Springfield, PA, Frank Scarpato of Philadelphia, PA; sister Elizabeth Piccone of Longport, NJ.;  and is  also survived by 1 grandchild Nicholas Scarpata.

Calling hours will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando with Deacon Armand officiating a Wake Service at 7:00 pm.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Noreen Geyer Burroughs

Noreen Geyer Burroughs, 1927-2021, peacefully passed away on May 11th, 2021 in Orlando, FL.  

She is survived by her son, Donald Anthony Burroughs, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; her daughter, Penny Robinson, of Orlando, FL; grandsons Steven, Bryan, and Jonathan Burroughs and Richard Danese, granddaughters, Mariellen Batchelor, Kellianne Robinson &  April Danese; eight great grandchildren; her brother, Russell I Geyer, Jr. (Elizabeth Dixon) of Miami, FL and the many hearts she touched through education, mentoring, and friendship. 

She is predeceased by her beloved Husband, Donald A. Burroughs Sr., two of her four children, Annette Danese Williams and Mary L. Burroughs; and her parents, Russell I. Geyer and Mamie K Geyer.  

Noreen was born in Tampa, FL.  She graduated from Miami High School and attended Stetson College in Deland, FL where she met her Partner in Life for 59.5 years, Donald Anthony Burroughs. Noreen and Don were married September 1946 at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Miami. 

Noreen went on to earn her Masters in Education at Barry College. She had a 25-year teaching career with the Miami-Dade Public Schools teaching kindergarten and first grade. 

After retiring, Don, Noreen, and Penny moved to Sautee-Nacoochee where she became known to many as “Nana”. Spending much of her time volunteering in her Granddaughter’s (Mariellen Batchelor) classrooms as a reader, tutor, and all around classroom Nana. 

Noreen proudly served as the President of the Daughters of the King at Grace Calvary Episcopal Church, for the Atlanta Diocese of the Episcopal Church and as President of the Nacoochee Women’s Club at the Sautee-Nacoochee Community Center.

Nana spent her later years in Orlando, FL surrounded by sunshine, her great-granddaughters, Kiley Dawn & Aubri Lane Batchelor, and Mickey Mouse. 

A memorial service and celebration of life  will be held on her 94th birthday, June 30th 2021, at the Grace Calvary Episcopal Church in Clarkesville, Georgia. 


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Johnson Akinniranye

Johnson Akinniranye, age 60, of Orlando, passed away at 2227 pm, Wednesday, April 28th, at AdventHealth Winter Park,  Johnson was born in Nigeria,  on December 21, 1960, the son  of the late Agnes (Adeniyi)  and Moses  Akinniranye and was employed as a driver.  

Johnson leaves to cherish his memory,  daughter Courtney of Minnesota;  he is also survived by two sisters, Wura Ogunbodede, and Jumoke Babalola, both of Nigeria; and 1 grandchild along with other sorrowing family members and friends.

The family will have a Song Service on Friday, May 14, 2015 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Calling hours will be held at 9:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL .  Interment will follow the service at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Apopka, FL.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Altagracia Claudio-Santos

Altagracia Claudio-Santos also known as Mimi, 57, of Bronx, NY peacefully passed away at home with family in Orlando, FL on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 after 5 valiant years of battle with lung cancer.  

She is survived by her mother Altagracia Santos, her siblings Edith Claudio, Mariel Claudio, Felix Correa, her children, Jeanette Santos, Jennifer Rodriguez, Jessica Santos, Jesus Claudio-Santos, and Jasmin Dorsett. She was also survived by her 8 grandchildren: Jeremyah Rodriguez, Novaley Santos, Germain Santiago, Luis Berrios, Gizel Santiago, Diamond Berrios, Zion Rodriguez, and Chasity Rodriguez. 


Mimi lived a free spirited and fun life. She was and is always loved and embraced her family and friends to the fullest. She was known as the life of the party, and enjoyed helping others. Mimi loved music, dancing, spending time with those she loved and loved traveling with her children. 

She is well known in her hometown of Bronx New York,  Allentown, Pennsylvania and Orlando, FL and she will deeply be missed. 


Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home 430 N Kirkman Rd, Orlando at 12:00pm, Service is at 2:00pm and her final resting place will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, FL. 


“Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once more.”

Psalms 71: 20-2

Earl Maurice Barnett

Earl Maurice Barnett was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, the son of Earl Barnett Sr. and his late mother Arlene Moore Barnett on May 11, 1969.  He unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021.  Not only was Earl the eldest brother to his sister Arvis Grier and late brother Shawn LaDon Barnett; he was the younger brother of his older sisters Bonita Ghant and the late Sharon Moore Pillot.  He was also the loving fiance' and soulmate of Denisse Henriquez, a wonderful father to Eric Barnett, and an admired father figure to Angel Morales.

Even though Earl's life was too short for many, but those who were touched by his wisdom understood his strength and knew that the quality of his existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.  He was a man who would push others to strive for more in their lives and not to listen to those who would tell you that you could not do something.  He would say, "Research what you want to do and obtain the education you need for that area of expertise.  Then, be whomever you wanted to be in life".

Earl was a very smart man who had many goals and was very talented.  He was a basketball, football, and track and field star from elementary school all the way through his college years.  While at Valdosta State  University, he became a proud member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and from there on he was known as "Avalanche" to his fraternity brothers and his Zeta Phi Beta sisters.

Earl played many roles throughout his life but being in the educational field was such an inspiration for him that he wanted to share his passion for learning with others.  He would always say, "We have to keep moving forward.  We have to keep pushing to make things happen in our lives.  If we don't who will".  His one priority was to make sure his family and students were taken care of and were provided the same opportunities as everyone else.  He was incredibly tough in laying down the law on the first day of school.  Then, from that point forward he changed lives and gave his kids the confidence that normally would have been pushed by the wayside.  The impact he had was legendary.  Earl was probably the most well-beloved educator in history.  His memory and legacy will forever be cherished in the lives of the loved ones he left behind.  

Earl will always be remembered as a devoted fiance', loving father, brother, brother-in-law, caring uncle, thoughtful great uncle, cousin, best friend, friend, father figure, grandfather, coach, and inspiration to many.  He will be greatly missed by all.

The family will be receiving friends at 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Tyrone Thompson officiating.

The service can be viewed by following the link below:

fb.me/e/1obyp5oNn   or call Earl Barnett at 386-682-7345

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Roopnarine (Ram) Kissoon

Roopnarine (Ram) Kissoon of Clermont Florida passed away on May 3rd 2021 at the age of 80. He was born in Trinidad on February 6th 1941 to Kissoon Bissessar and Popo Kissoon.  He immigrated to the United States in 1987 where he built an amazing and successful life for his family in Jamaica, Queens NY. Kissoon was a dedicated small business owner who ran his own construction company for many years.  However at retirement age, and since he never loved the cold weather, he decided to move to Clermont Florida to enjoy the sun and spend time with his grandchildren.

Kissoon is survived by his devoted wife Florence, to whom he was married for 56 years.  He is also survived by his seven loving children: Leena Mangroo (Lincoln), Rena Kissoon-Udit (Rueben), Nalini Humphrey (William), Devi Sookram (Sas), Naipaul Kissoon (Caroline), Kamla Arnold (Gary), and Ravi Kissoon (Tenneille).  He was also dearly loved by his sixteen grandchildren: Dylan Sookram, Ryan Sookram, Kymberli Humphrey, Elizabeth Humphrey, Kirsten Udit, Ethan Udit, Eric Kissoon, Jonathan Kissoon, Kenneilla Carter, Jayden Kissoon, Ariyah Kissoon, Brandon Mangroo, Jason Sukhu, Emily Sukhu, Sophia Arnold, and Colby Arnold.

Kissoon was a devoted Hindu who belonged to Sri Vishnu Sahastranam Mandir (Dharma Inc.) in Kissimmee, under the guidance of his spiritual leader Pt. Rabidutt Maharaj. He enjoyed going to Mandir and loved listening to satsang, especially the Ramayana.
We are forever grateful for the many sacrifices our father made to ensure the absolute best livelihood for our mother, his children, and his grandchildren.  Where there was despair he found hope.  He was the guiding light of our family and his memory will live on forever in our hearts.

Viewing for Roopnarine Kissoon will be held on Monday, May 10th from 8:30am-9:30am immediately followed by a service in Hindu Rights at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando Florida.  After service, a procession to the cremation site at Metro Crematory, 715 South Bluford Ave, Ocoee, to follow.

In compliance with Florida State Covid guidelines, social distancing and mask will be required.          

Monday, May 3, 2021

Judith "Judy" K. Greene

Judith “Judy” K. Greene, 74, of Brandon, FL passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021.  She is survived by her children Tracy Greene, Travis and wife Karin Greene, Trenton and wife Courtney Greene, four grandchildren Tyler, Logan, Bennett and Charlotte, her sister Janice Rushing, her brother Jeff and wife Jane Wilson, and many beloved nieces and a nephew.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger P. Greene in 2009, her parents Claude Olan and Vivian Maxine Wilson, and her brother, Jay Wilson.

 A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 8th at 2:00pm at Bell Shoals Baptist Church, 2102 Bell Shoals Rd, Brandon, FL, 33511, in the Multipurpose Room (original worship center).

Judith Kay Wilson was born on June 29, 1946 in Aransas Pass, Texas but was raised in Grand Isle, Louisiana, a close-knit community of oilfield workers and their families. She married her high school sweetheart, Roger, in 1969 after graduating from Louisiana State University (LSU) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in history. They then began their love affair with big game fishing. Although she served as a teacher in New Orleans, they spent much of their summers pursuing blue marlin and sailfish in tournaments in the Bahamas, Mexico, the Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and the south pass of the Mississippi River.

After their twins graduated from high school, Roger and Judy moved to Florida, settling in Key West where she served with the Department of Children and Families and with the 16th Judicial Circuit Court as an Operations Manager/Emergency Coordinating Officer. She volunteered for many organizations while in the Keys, including the United Way.

Retiring in 2008 and moving to Brandon, FL, she spent much of her time with her beloved Bell Shoals Baptist Church family in the choir, in the Shepherd’s Ministry and in serving others.  If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the United Way of Collier and the Keys, P.O. Box 2143, Key West, FL 33045, or by going to their website at www.keysunitedway.org