Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Janet Orfanello Fontano

On July 12, 2021, Janet (Orfanello) Fontano died at her home in Orlando, FL just shy of her 74th birthday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Janet is survived by her children, Luke Fontano and his wife Suzanne of Framingham, MA, Matthew Fontano of Orlando FL and Emily Fontano and her partner Adam Lind of Orlando FL. She also leaves her sister Julia Orfanello of Apollo Beach FL and her grandchildren Kelly and Connor. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Dennis Fontano and her parents Louis Orfanello and Beatrice (Fisher) Hutchins.  


Janet was a loving mother, grandmother, and wife, A wonderful sister, and a loyal friend with a boundless joy for living. An endless supporter of her children’s endeavors. Ball games, plays, musicals, rock shows, Janet would always be there laughing, cheering, dancing, and smiling. A zest for travel, art, film, and music, Janet’s tastes were varied and passionate. 


 A private ceremony will be held later this year.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to her favorite charity St. Jude’s Children's Hospital. 

Friday, July 9, 2021

Nicholas Carioti, Sr.

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Nicholas Carioti, Sr.  He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle.  He was a rare man that had purity of both heart and soul.  He was admired and loved by all that knew him even briefly.  Nicholas passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Monday, July 5, 2021 of heart failure.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rose Carioti, three sons, Alphonso, Nicholas Jr. and Albert as well as five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Nicholas Carioti only saw the best in anyone he met and always wore a smile.  He was always ready with a story to tell or a joke to make.  He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.  His passing leaves a large, irreplaceable void in our family.  Goodbye Dad, Alphonso Carioti.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 10:00a until 12:00p, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Deacon Spencer Silvers officiating.


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Sarah Huckeba Mann

Sarah Huckeba Mann, 99 of Winter Park, passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 12, 2021.  Sarah was born in Rome, Georgia on October 26, 1921 to Delia Zuber Couch and Ralph A. Couch.  She was married for 42 years to John P. Huckeba, Sr. until his passing February, 2004.  She was the proud mother to three sons all residing in the Orlando area (John, Jr., James C. and J. Steve Huckeba) and had four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She moved to Orlando with her family in 1954 from Marietta, Georgia.  For most of her life, Sarah was a traditional housewife and mother.  When her sons were in high school, she took a part-time job at Jordan Marsh in Orlando where she worked for several years.  Several years after the passing of her first husband, she married Homer Mann who passed away in 2000.  Sarah loved to cook, read and raise Orchids.  She was pre-deceased by her sister and six brothers.  She will be interred next to her first husband at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Orange County.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Marco Antonio Hernandez Tobias

Marco Antonio Hernandez Tobias, age 21, of Orlando, FL passed away Sunday, June 27th, 2021.  He was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, the son of Claudia (Hernandez) Tobias and Saturino Hernandez-Garcia.  He was employed in construction.

Marco is  survived by his parents, Claudia Tobias Hernandez of San Luis, Mexico, Saturino Hernandez Garcia of Raleigh, North Carolina; two sons Alexis Hernandez Vasquez, Dilan Francisco Hernandez Vasquez, both of Mexico; a sister Jessica Hernandez Tobias of Mexico; two brothers, Miquel Tobias, Jose Luis Tobias and companion Yesina Vasquez Arriaga all of Mexico.

Calling hours will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 1st, 2021 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The service will be held at 7:00 pm with Deacon Spencer Silvers officiating.  Interment will be in Mexico.

Eric Eugene Lutes

Eric Eugene Lutes, known to everyone as “Rick”. Passed away unexpectedly on June 27, 2021. Rick was born on January 14,1960 in Connersville Indiana. He was the oldest of six children born to Richard & Eileen Lutes.

Rick graduated from Connersville High School in 1978. He found his passion for carpentry while taking building trades in High School. He would later move to Florida to own & operate Rick’s Framing Incorporated for 35 years. He was by far one of the hardest working men we will ever know. Rick had an outstanding ability to read a blueprint and navigate the project to completion even when pertinent information was left off the blueprints. Rick inspired many to pursue their own dreams just as he did.

Rick enjoyed spending time with family, deep sea fishing, and foraging through the woods for Morell Mushrooms.

Rick will be lovingly missed by his father Richard Lutes, his wife Tammy Lutes, his children: daughter Tara Spalding (Jason), sons Joshua and Austin Lutes. Stepdaughter Amy Sailor and Mother-in-Law-Betty Marshall. Sister Lorie (Chauncey) Springer, Brother Troy (Stacey) Lutes, Brother Kevin (Cathy) Lutes, Sister Lisa (Dale) Bloom. Grandson Brady Spalding and Step Grandsons Brandon Faber and Trevor Backer and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother Eileen Lutes Nichols and his youngest brother Michael Lutes, both of Connersville, Indiana.

Rick will be remembered for his integrity, work performance, and his generosity.  Rick’s memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.  The funeral service will follow visitation on Friday, July 2, 2021 at The Lakeside Church with Pastor Jason Hitte officiating.  The church is located at 100 County Line Court, Oakland FL 34787.