*To the world, you are a mother,
but to your family, you are the World*
*To the world, you are a mother,
but to your family, you are the World*
Richard F. Knuth was born June 5, 1930, in Seward, Nebraska to Harry and Lydia (Barth) Knuth. He passed away on July 19, 2021, at the age of 91 in Orlando, Florida. The family lived in Seward, Lancaster, and Saunders Counties until moving back to Seward County in 1950. There he met and fell in love with Nancy Imig. Dick and Nancy were united in marriage on December 28, 1954. To this union, they had two sons, Daniel Fredrick and Bradley Richard.
In 1958, Dick and Nancy moved across the country to Orlando, Florida to open the office of Cather and Son Drywall, where Dick served as Vice President until he became President of the Company in 1969. Cather and Son became one of the three largest drywall businesses in the United States. Drywall projects included the Vertical Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center, several large projects within the Walt Disney World Resort, many hotels throughout the state of Florida, as well as numerous high-rise condominium complexes spanning both coasts. They also operated their own rolling mills plant to fabricate steel studs and manufactured their own line of joint compound. In 1977, Dick also became a partner in a nursing home venture which built, owned, and operated a number of nursing home facilities throughout Florida. Dick later formed Eliason and Knuth Drywall Co. of Florida, uniting with Eliason and Knuth Companies of Omaha, Nebraska. In 1984, he sold his interest in the drywall business and formed Knuth Construction Company with his two sons, Dan and Brad. The three Knuth men enjoyed working together for many years building custom homes in Southwest Orange County.
Dick served on the Board of several established banks for over a decade from 1974 to 1985. In 1985, he cofounded Seminole National Bank, where he served as a director until 1992. In 1990, Dick served as a Director of Master Builders Council and was appointed by an Orange County Commissioner to serve on the Orange County Board of Zoning Adjustment.
Dick and Nancy were members of St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Orlando, where Dick served on the Board of Trustees for 19 years. In 1964, he was voted Chairman of The Building Committee for a 12,000 sq. ft, two story Sunday School building. In 1989, Dick and Nancy joined St Luke’s Methodist Church.
Beginning in 1980, Dick and Nancy invested in several Nebraska farms, which they eventually grew into a family business involving their two sons. Together, Dick and Nancy loved spending their summers in Nebraska visiting with their relatives and lifelong friends while managing the farms. Dick and his eight brothers and sisters were raised on a farm, and he was happy to be able to return to his roots.
In addition to his parents, Harry and Lydia, Dick was preceded in death by four brothers: Gerald, Wilbur, Lawrence, and Robert.
Dick is survived by many. Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife, Nancy; two sons, Dan (Lea Ann) and Brad (Jane); three granddaughters, Kelley (Pat) Fry, Katie (Andrew) Cornutt and Kori (Andrew) Wissmann; two grandsons, Daniel (Caroline) Knuth and Bryce (Emily) Knuth; ten great grandchildren, Ryder and Jase Fry, Owen, Emma and Ella Cornutt, Wyatt and Jaxon Wissmann, Huntley and Hayes Knuth, and Isabelle Knuth; two brothers, Don (Phyllis) Knuth and Merle (Elna) Knuth; two sisters, Margaret (Dick) Hoover and Doris (Wayne) Troyer; two sisters-in-law, Betty Knuth and Wilma Knuth; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Dick accomplished much in his 91-year-life, but he made it clear that he was most proud of his wife of 67 years, his two sons and their wives, his five grandchildren, and his ten great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements in Florida by Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando, Florida, (dobbsfuneralhome.com). Services will be held at First Baptist Church Orlando, Henry Chapel, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32805 on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Visitation will be 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM; Service at 11:00 AM; Reception following in Faith Hall.
The service will be lived streamed from First Baptist Orlando at the following link:
Funeral arrangements in Nebraska by Zabka-Perdue Funeral Home, Seward, Nebraska, (zabkafuneralhome.com). Date and time of the service will be forthcoming.
Memorials in lieu of flowers to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
David A. Hausterman Jr.
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.
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.
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, 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.