Friday, December 30, 2022

Darrell Lawrence McQueen

Darrell Lawrence McQueen, 67, passed away on December 20, 2022 after a long illness. Darrell was born in Orlando, Florida and spent his early years in Orlando. He moved to Atlanta, GA after graduating with honors from Florida A&M University in 1977. Darrell made his home there and lived in the Atlanta area for 44 years. He worked for the US Postal Service as a clerk for 34 years before retiring in 2020. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Atlanta Braves, Orlando Magic and the Miami Dolphins. 

He is survived by his loving sister, Juanita E. McQueen of Orlando, FL and brother, Randall C. Watts Jr. of Gainesville, VA, three nieces, Courtney L. Frazier of Orlando, FL, Amber N. Watts of Los Angeles, CA, Jordan A. Watts of San Antonio, TX, and one nephew, Randall C. Watts III of San Antonio, TX.  He is preceded in death by his parents, the late Katie L. Golden and William McQueen, both of Orlando, FL. 

The family is asking that you please make a donation to the American Cancer Society in lieu of any flowers.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Richard (Buddha) Gotes Mellano

Richard (Buddha) Gotes Mellano, age 54, passed away at the Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, FL on December 12, 2022 at 6:55 PM. He was born on May 6, 1968 to Lenita Deal in the Philippines.

He was a loving father, son, and brother. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and playing paintball with his friends. He was a character who enjoyed making people laugh. He enjoyed dressing up in silly outfits at work to make his coworker’s day. He attended ITT where he graduated with an engineering degree. He soon started work at Unique Engineering where he was the head engineer. He was a good man who was taken too soon from his family.

Richard is survived by his mother Lenita Deal; 1 brother: Rizalde (Steve) Mellano (wife Shannon); and his daughter Shyanne Mellano (fiance Wyatt). He is also survived by his niece and nephews: Miles (Ruth Anne), Mason (Shelby), Mitchell (Cheyenne), and Mamie (Bryce) and his great nieces and great nephews (Oliver, Felicity, Henry, Audrey). He is preceded in death by his father (Robert E Deal) and brother (Robert Deal Jr). 

Services will be provided by Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday December 17th, 2022 12pm - 2pm. Viewing is for the family scheduled for 12 pm - 1 pm and will be open to the public at 1 pm to 2 pm; Memorial services will immediately follow. The address for the service is 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando FL 32811. The service will also be on Facebook live at 1:45 PM. 

Monday, December 12, 2022

Margaret Hutcheson Pirnat

Margaret Hutcheson Pirnat of Ocoee, FL died peacefully on Friday, December 2nd at the age of 75 years old. She was born and grew up in Cork, Ireland. Her parents were Christopher "Christy" and Margaret "Sally" O’ Callaghan and she was one of three children along with brother Christopher and sister Elsa. Maggie moved to England as a young adult where she had her first child. She then moved to the U.S. in the early 1970’s where her second and third children were born. She lived briefly in North Carolina before settling in the Orlando area where she has lived since except for a couple of years in Colorado Springs, CO.

After working various jobs, among them at the front desks of bowling centers and as a bus driver, Maggie trained to be a hairstylist. Hairdressing became her passion and one that she was proud of and eager to share. Many who knew her were likely to be offered a haircut at one time or another. She loved bowling and the Orlando Magic. She loved her dogs, Gypsy and Nikki, and her many cats. She is survived by her sister Elizabeth (Elsa) O’ Callaghan, her children Tony Hutcheson, Gina Boaze, and Chris Pirnat and her grandchildren Zachary Boaze, Clare Lynn Hutcheson, Zoë Boaze, Zayne Boaze, and Reese Pirnat.

A wake service will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Saturday, December 17 at 2p.   The family requests in In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando 

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Olga Rodriguez

 Olga (Augie) Rodriguez of Orlando Florida went with the Lord on December 2, 2022. She was 75 years old. Augie was born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico. She moved to New York with her parents and siblings, where she met her loving husband Jose “Joe” Rodriguez in the Bronx, New York. 

They were married on May 21, 1968. Together they raised their two sons Jose “Jojo” Angel Rodriguez Jr and David Rodriguez. Augie and Joe worked very hard to buy their house and moved to Orlando Florida in 1990.

Augie was a true businesswoman. She loved to haggle no matter what the situation was. Throughout their hardworking years Augie also was known to party. She was an excellent dancer. She loved music,  hosting parties to celebrate different occasions. She made many friends and acquaintances. 

Augie was also a devoted Catholic. She was a parishioner of the Catholic faith throughout most of her life. She participated in the ministry of the Eucharist and joined the prayer groups at St. James Cathedral and Holy Family Catholic Church. 

Anyone who knew Augie would say she was a feisty, fun-loving, strong, very outgoing, persistent, tenacious and definitely tough woman. She was a fighter. She loved to talk, laugh, dance, cook and go on vacations. 

In 2004 Augie became a grandmother of twin boys- Joshua Joseph Rodriguez and Lucas Angel Rodriguez who she loved dearly. To them she was known as “Wella”. She was their loudest and proudest cheerleader at their games. She was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. 

She is survived by her husband Jose “Joe” Angel Rodriguez,  sons Jose “Jojo” and David Rodriguez, their spouses Patricia Lugo and Isa Feliciano, her grandsons Joshua and Lucas Rodriguez. Her brothers: Nestor, Robert, Jose, Jorge and William and her sister Ana along with her many nieces and nephews.  

Services will be held on: Thursday December 15, 2022 at Dobbs Funeral Home from 4pm -7pm and Friday December 16, 2022 from 10am -11am. Burial Services will be directly following at Woodlawn Cemetery. 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Rd. Gotha, Florida 34734

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Valeshia Anne Lloyd

Valeshia Anne Lloyd daughter of Mr. Ronald Lloyd and Mrs. Odessa Lloyd, was born February 9, 1971 in Charleston, SC. She received her education in the public schools of Charleston, SC. She also went to trade school for culinary at Job Corp, Bamberg, SC. Valeshia was baptized at Church of Christ. Valeshia was a kind soul. Since she was a kid; she was smart, kindhearted, and spiritual. Valeshia was a babysitter, caregiver, and friend. She loved to read and tell stories. Which explains her love of the library. The love of music and movies is her ultimate passion. Valeshia could tell you about any movie and tell you the title or artist of any song. She had a thing for Asian movies from Kungfu to Godzilla. Valeshia fell in love with K-pop. Her favorite band was BTS. She loves to debate. Do not try to correct her on any facts, she will get a book or her phone to prove herself. In the end, Valeshia will truly be missed. Miss her short and to the point phone calls, her wish list text messages, her coming out of her room to tell us current events we already know, falling asleep as soon as the movie starts during family movie night, requests for fast food, and random conversations. We love you Mummy, Vallie, Grandma, Shawshank, and many other nicknames where she would respond, “Don’t call me that”.


We say Farewell Til’ We Meet Again...

Valeshia Lloyd was preceded in death by Susie Lloyd, Jane Wilcher, Odessa Lloyd, Ronald Lloyd Jr, Rodriquez Whitlock, Alfonzo Smith, Juanita Smith, Ronjanae Smith, Malacki Lloyd, William Lloyd, Kenneth Lloyd. Her legacy will always and forever remain in those that she leaves to cherish her Faithfulness, her love, her dedication to her father, Mr. Ronald Lloyd Sr. Her siblings: Dorie Harris (John), Shanita Lloyd, Sandra Hardy, Victoria Smith, Ronald Smith(Christan), Yasheca Smith, and Michael Lloyd; Special nieces Jasmine and Justice (Jean); aunts Eva White, Katie May Shivers, Susie Pringle (Elijah), Carolyn Hawkins (Darnel). She also leaves behind a host of Aunts, Uncle, Nieces, Nephews, cousins and friends.  

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, December 10, 2022 with Rev. Dr. Tommy Pringle officiating.


Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Glenn Ramdial

Glenn H. Ramdial of Orlando, Florida passed away on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022.  He was 72 years old.  Glenn was born in San Fernando, Trinidad on December 9th, 1949.  He grew up in San Fernando and attended elementary school at Grant Memorial Presbyterian School, followed by St. Davids College.  He worked with his grandmother (mama) at Ramdials Roti Shop as well as helped his dad with his business.  He was then employed by Onasis Shipping company.  Glenn then went to England where he met the love of his life.  Glenn and Merlyn got married in 1976 and built a beautiful family in the UK.  They had two children, Jason and Sheryl Ramdial.

Glenn was a kind, gentle and a very  humorous man.  He was a devoted husband, loving father, proud papa and a very special uncle.  His family meant the world to him.  He loved his grandson JJ with all his heart.  He had a fantastic sense of humor.  Glenn loved to play the Iron and got both his children involved with the steele pan.  He enjoyed Arc welding and, HVAC work.  

Glenn is survived by his son Jason Ramdial, his daughter Sheryl Ramdial and their mom Merlyn Ramdial, his grandson JJ Ramdial, his sister Margaret Durham, his nephew Neil Mohamed and nieces Charmaine Mohamed and Kimberly Chauharja Singh, along with many others he has adopted along the way.  

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday December 9th, 2022 at Dobbs Funeral Home from 3-4 pm followed by a service from 4 - 5 pm.

We are not only gathered to celebrate his life but to also celebrate his birthday.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Victor L. Schuck

Victor L. Schuck, born to Victor and Dorothy Schuck in Hastings on the Hudson, New York, passed away by Dec 2 at 7:50am.

He was the first born of the five boys born to Victor and Dorothy. He joined his parents and Donald and Lawrence in heaven, leaving Gerry and Kevin to lead the family on. 

His family moved to Florida in 1948. In 1951 Victor married Janice Conner and they had a wonderful life together for 62 years until the Lord called Janice home on Oct. 15, 2013. They were blessed with four children, Teresa (Doug Rouse), Gregory (Donna), Stephen (Cathy), and Matthew. They had eight grandchildren; Ami, Jim (deceased) (Samantha), Nate (Joy), Susie (Kenny Smith), Rebekah (Taylor Nevin), Phillip (Jill), Daniel (Alicia), and Scotty (Luann). And 19 great grandchildren, 5 girls.

Victor thanked God every day for the blessings God gave him and for his family!

The family will be having a Celebration of Life service at 11:00 am on January 4 , 2023 at St. Mary of the Lakes Church, located at 218 Ocklawaha, Eustis, FL 32726. 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Carla Lyn Ward

Carla Lyn Ward of Orlando, Florida died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Wednesday November 30th, 2022, She was born November 10th, 1952 in Ypsilanit, Michigan to Carl and Mildred Sokolitsky.  With her father being in the military, she was able to travel all over the world, with Taiwan being one of her favorites. She enjoyed sharing her knowledge of different cultures with her family. She found and fell in love with Kenneth Ward, and they were married on December 8, 1972, who survives her in death. Their love lasted 50 years and was filled with love and many adventures. Carla leaves behind two daughters, Lauren Eddy of Knoxville, TN along with Katie Shinew and her husband Jason of Oviedo, FL. She is also survived by three loving grandchildren Liam Eddy, Jacob Shinew and Victoria Shinew. She lived her life as a devoted wife, daughter, mother and grandmother. She loved having everyone over for weekly dinners, and especially watching her grandchildren swim and spend time with them.  Some of her most enjoyable pastimes were sharing her artistic abilities through painting and drawing, even gifting hand painted ornaments to her beloved family and friends.  She loved providing a small token of brightness to  lives, where they proudly displayed the ornaments in their homes. She also loved the company of her cat, Ripley, who could be found curled up in her lap while she talked on the phone or watched television.  She will be missed greatly but she will live on through her family and her memories.