Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Anthony (Tony) James LaRosa, Jr.


Anthony was born and raised in Glendora, New Jersey.  He graduated Triton Regional High School in 1961 and attended Rider College in Trenton, New Jersey majoring in accounting.  He married his high school sweetheart and they relocated to North Jersey where he worked as an accountant with Owens Corning Glass Manufacturing for several years.  They returned to South Jersey where he worked for Arthur Anderson in Philadelphia as an auditor.  He was then hired by Atlantic Aviation where he became managing internal auditor for 9 years in Wilmington, Delaware.  By this time they had 3 children and since his wife parents were already living in Florida and so they decided Florida would be a very good move.

Anthony then worked for Page Avjet Corp at Orlando International Airport.  This company had a unique business of restoring, designing and installing custom interiors on private corporate jets for companies all over the world.  The planes were flown to Orlando including from the Middle East where one specialty was designing and installing Thrones for the kings and princesses in middle eastern countries.

Anthony retired after 45 years in the aviation industry.  His hobbies were car racing, shooting pool, and deer hunting.  He is survived by his wife Carol, his son Anthony J. LaRosa, III and his wife Lorie (West) LaRosa, his loving daughters, Liane LaRosa, his son Daniel M. LaRosa and wife Stephanie (LeClairo) LaRosa, grandsons Logan, Matthew and Braden James LaRosa.  Sister Josephine Spina of Blackwood , New Jersey, brother Richard LaRosa and wife Susan LaRosa of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 22, 2023 at Holy Family Catholic Church, located at 5125 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando FL with Father Martin officiating.  Interment will follow the mass at Winter Garden Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.



 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Willard Hull Brown

Willard Hull Brown of Longwood, FL passed away peacefully on September 5, 2023 at the age of 98.  He was born 4/13/1925 in Detroit, MI to Willard Maltbie and Catharine Metzler Brown. Willard graduated from Cleveland Heights High School, then enrolled at Ohio State University in 1942.  He served in the U.S. Navy Nov. 1943 - Oct. 1945. After the war, he continued his studies at the University of Illinois and in 1945 graduated with a B.S. in civil engineering. In 1950 he graduated from Ohio State University with an MBA.  Mary Ellen Kessler, of Cleveland, and Will wed in 1957. They moved to Hollywood, Florida in 1968 with their two children Gregory H Brown and Gail M Brown Bayler. He worked in the building and design industry.  Will is survived by his two children and 4 grandchildren. The burial will take place at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery at a future date. Donations can be made in his name to:

The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516 Topeka KS, 66675 or www.woundedwarrierproject.org.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Cindy Marie Shank


Cindy Marie Shank was born on September 23, 1976 in Orlando Florida and went on to be with the Lord on August 25, 2023 in Birmingham Alabama.

Cindy was preceded in death by her grandson Waylon Thomas Smith, she is survived by her husband John Shank, her children Austin Smith (Brittany), Ryan Smith, Elaina Smith, John Kyle Shank Jr and Mikyla Shank, Parents Deborah and J.C Bowers and Curtis and Marie Howell, siblings Carla Dunn, Amanda Peyton (Andrew), Rebecca Howell-Gregg (Lloyd), Melissa Tillman (Timmy), Curtis Howell Jr (Courtney), Jeremy Bowers, and 3 grand children.

Cindy was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and a devoted Lolli to her 3 grandchildren Jamey, Kevin and Lilly. Cindy was a great friend to many and loved by all that knew her, she had a kind heart and generous spirit, she was smart, thoughtful and sweet, she loved to laugh and had a great sense of humor, her laughter was contagious and so was her smile. She loved spending time with her family and friends and she loved cats. She was an avid Alabama football fan (Roll Tide).

Cindy was a graduate, She got her medical office administration at LBW Community College and got her certificate and billing and coding at U.S Career Institute.

Above all these things, Cindy loved our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ , she was a faithful and prayerful servant of God and knew her home awaited her in heaven. She loved to talk about God and all the blessings she received. Cindy knew she would make it to heaven to be with our heavenly father.

Cindy was a masterpiece.

The family will be receiving friends at West Orange Park Community Church located at 9929 Lake Meadow Road, Apopka, FL 32703 at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.  Interment will be held at Orlando Memorial Gardens.

 

   "Cindy my sister"

My dear sweet sister

I will miss you

When the sun will rise and when the sun will set

I will miss you

When the roses bloom and when the roses fade

I will miss you

When the moon is high or in the darkest of night

I will miss you

In the spring or the summer the winter or fall

I will miss you

You gave this life meaning

With all the love you had to give

You gave this life purpose

With all the joy you would lend

I know your in heaven 

But I still miss you the same 

I have another reason to make it to there 

For there you will answer when I say your name 

The pain I feel 

is just a moment in time

Compared to eternity that I will spend

With you by my side

Until I make to that sweet golden shore 

Until I see the pearly gates to walk through

My sister my best friend

Until then I will miss you

 Love always,

Beckie

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Jerome Thomas Wytrwal

Beloved husband, father and friend, Jerome Thomas Wytrwal went home Aug19, 2023 to be with his first son, JJ who passed away in 2020. Jerry was born in Chicago April 19, 1952 and lived in Bensenville,Il. His family moved to Orlando and settled in Pine Hills in 1970. His parents, John Wytrwal, Sr and Eileen Soderquist Wytrwal, brothers, John, Jr, James, Jeff, sister, Janet, and son, JJ, predeceased  him. He studied at Valencia Community College. Jerry married the love of his life in 1973.

He retired from Orlando Utilities in 2005. He loved retirement, cruising, working on computers, radio control airplanes and playing the guitar. Jerry leaves behind the family who loved him: Terri, wife of 49 years, 2 children; Stephen, Lauren and 2 granddaughters; Aisha and Anne-Marie, his sister, Joleen and many friends and relatives.

His services will be a viewing at Dobbs Funeral Home on  Kirkman in Orlando 10:30am Fri Sept 1. Funeral Mass at St Andrew Catholic Church at 12:45 same day and his Celebration of Life Luncheon immediately after at the St Andrew Parish Center on church property.

Monday, August 21, 2023

Michael Andrew O'Brien

 Michael Andrew O'Brien passed away on July 13, 2023. Michael was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey on April 14, 1953. He was very well traveled, taking many family trips as well as many military trips due to his 29+ years of military service. Michael began his military career in United States Marine Corps. He later transitioned to the Florida Army National Guard where he served as a Green Beret, Team Leader, Company Commander, and Battalion Commander in the 20th Special Forces Group. Michael retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He never forgot the friends he made in the service.

During the holidays Michael's family would invite service members into their home. Michael felt no one serving our country should be alone during these important times of the year. He loved to spend time outdoors, conquering the Appalachian Trail multiple times with friends and taking long walks with his dog through Wekiva National Park. Michael and his loving wife Maria enjoyed taking beach vacations and visiting friends in Key West. He was an avid lover of westerns and war movies with a particular affection for John Wayne and WWII movies.

Michael graduated from the Florida State University College of Law in 1984 and began his legal career with the Florida State Attorney's Office specializing in White Collar crime before opening a private defense practice. He was focused primarily on helping the little guy. Michael always said that if the only goal was money, he was making all the wrong moves. Michael participated for many years in charity work serving as a Director of The Orlando Margarita Society which helps needy children in the community.

Michael is survived by his wife Maria, son Matthew, and stepchildren John, Amanda, and Karla as well as his dog Rocky, who misses him terribly. He is also survived by his brother Stephen (Marie) O'Brien, sisters Eileen (Eric) Curtis and Claire Cottrell. Michael was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Mary O'Brien.

A memorial service will take place at 1:00 p.m. (1300) on Sunday, August 27 at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Michael's name to the Orlando Margarita Society at 400 South Park Avenue, Suite 230 Winter Park, Florida 32789.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Joan Omeil Foster-Taylor

Joan Omeil Foster-Taylor, 50, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, June 24th, 2023 at Orlando
Regional Medical Center.   She was born in Westoreland, Jamaica the daughter of the late Shirley Graham and was employed in hotel house keeping.  

Joan leaves to cherish her memory son, Kevin Wright of Kingston Jamaica and many relatives and friends.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, August 17th, 2023 from 5:00p, followed by the funeral service at 6:00 pm. at Dobbs Funeral Home.


Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Joseph William Boler

Joseph William Boler, loving husband of 68 years to Alice B. Boler, passed away August 10, 2023.  He was born on December 6, 1927 in Westport, MA.  Joseph enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17 and proudly served his country in WWII.  After moving to Orlando, FL in 1960, he joined Martin Marietta/Lockheed Martin where he retired with 30 years of service.  

He is survived by his children Rose-Marie, Michael, and Carol-Anne, son-in-laws Harold and Billy, and three grandsons Joey, Clay, and Alex.

Memorial Mass will be held on August 18, 2023 at 10:30 AM at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 801 N. Hastings St. Orlando, FL 32808.  He will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell FL.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association, in Memory of Joseph W. Boler

Monday, August 14, 2023

Kamal Prasad

 Loving Father, Husband, Grandfather , Father-in-law


Kamal Prasad also known to his family and friends as Ashok, Jesus, Captain and Pappy was born on March 20, 1945 in Leonora, Guyana. Kamal migrated to the United States in 1976. He lived in Hartford, Connecticut for about 14 years. While vacationing Orlando, Florida in 1988, he fell in love with Florida and purchased a home and relocated in 1989.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Pattie (Patsy); his 2 loving children –  (son) Ramdyal (Kelvin) and (daughter) Nalini (Petra); and son-in-law, Ravindra (Glen). As well as his 3 wonderful grandchildren – Nicholas, Zachary and Surina; and his furry companion, Fudge.  Kamal is also survived by his step brothers, step sister, niece and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Some of Kamal’s hobbies were spending time and vacationing with his family, fishing, and cooking: He had a great personality and was an adventurous person. Kamal loved life and loved to make everyone around him happy with his charm, wit and humor. He has touched the hearts of so many people, making wonderful, everlasting memories in all of us.

A thank you from Kamal’s daughter, Petra:    Without my dad, I’m unsure how our family will get through the upcoming days and months. My heart feels broken, even though he’s now free from illness. Our family thanks you for sharing our grief, even while we celebrate Dad’s incredible life.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 11:00 am.  Both calling hours and the funeral service will be held at Dobbs Funeral.  Interment will follow the funeral at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Richard L. Walker

Passed away August 5, 2023. He was a native Californian who graduated from Santa Clara University studying political science, but his true passion was ROTC.  During his Army career of 22 years one of his favorite assignments was assistant professor of Military science at the University of South Florida.  There he met the love of his life Cindy, and they were married for over 40 years. 

Their first date was a Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s game, and the second date was dinner.  They continued to watch games together on TV - Rays, Braves, Bucs and all college football.  One of their favorite activities was dinner dates so they could focus on each other without distraction.  These activities continued to provide many happy memories throughout the years.

After retirement they enjoyed traveling together.  Rich was able to spend much of his free time golfing.  He loved all sports especially Golf and Football.  As a young man, he thought that he would be a radio sports announcer and could give you sports statics at the drop of a hat. 

He was also involved in volunteer activities mostly with youth and young adults.  Rich was always a champion of the underdog. He was very generous with his time and his resources. To his family and friends, he was fiercely protective and loved them very much.  

He will receive military honors at a private burial.   


Saturday, July 29, 2023

Lila "Mae" Butler

Lila "Mae" Butler passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, July 5, 2023.  Mae Butler was born in Manassas, Georgia on September 20, 1938, to Henry & Lila Donahue, the last of 8 children.  Mae was 2 years old when they moved to Miami, Florida before settling in Orlando at the age of 4 near Turkey Lake off what is now Conroy Road.

Mae married Byron Butler on December 30, 1955, after a short 6-month courtship.  They were married 58 years which Byron passed away in September 2014. Mae & Byron had 4 children (2 sets of twins).  Mae loved to travel, camp, fish and visit with her family & friends.  She loved to get outside in her yard to walk and enjoy the various plants and flowers that were in bloom.

Mae was a cherished member of Lake Hill Baptist Church and served in many roles of the years. Her favorite role was probably as a  youth leader and taking the youth groups to the beach or one of the springs in the summer to swim.  The last year or so, when she could, the enjoyed attending the church's women's group (God's Girls).

Mae is preceded in death by her parents, all her siblings her husband Byron and son Bryan.

Children: Pam (Joe) Sheldon; Paula (Scott) Campion; Belinda (Earl) Dowling & Bryan  & Bryan (Deceased) (Teresa) Butler.

Grandchildren: Dylan Campion; Brandon Dowling; Joey Sheldon; Brandyn Butler & Jennifer Sheldon.

Great-Grandchildren: Ayden Campion; Collin Campion & Jackson Campion.

The family will be receiving friends at 10:30 a.m.. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 31st, 2023 at Lake Hill Baptist Church in Orlando.  Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Jason Michael Maier

Jason Maier passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 23rd. Jason was born June 25, 1980 to Kurt and Anita Maier in Rochester NY. He attended Greece Athena Highschool before moving to Orlando, Florida to persue his dream job with Disney. Jason was hard working and excelled at any task set before him. Over the years he received many awards for his “salesmanship” and “customer service” skills, most recently he found his calling at Universal Orlando.

Jason loved to travel and believed in living life to the fullest. He was rarely seen without a positive demenor, laughing and joking. He had a smile and personality that could and did light up a room. He loved interacting with people weather he knew you or not. Jason was the life of the party, full of energy and most importantly he was kind hearted, he would do anything for anyone. To his family and friends he was fiercely loyal. To his wife he was the center of her world. He loved reading, hockey, gaming and starwars. Jason especially loved volunteering at his wife’s school. He would mentor, read books to the kids and even chaperone field trips. He loved popping in and everyone loved “Mr. Jason”.

Jason is survived by his wife of 14 years, Patricia Maier, his siblings:  Ginger (Roger) Hake, Jim (Kim) Crociata, Michelle Crociata, Nicole  (Edward) Soulsby as well as several nieces and nephews and many friends and colleagues. Jason was predeceased by his parents Anita and Kurt Maier.

Friends may call on Thursday, July 27th from 4-6 at Dobbs Funeral Home 430 N. Kirkman Road. Orlando, FL 32811. Anyone who wishes to say a few words is welcomed to speak at 5:30pm.

Friday, July 14, 2023

Anadilia Ortega De Ponce

 

Our Loving “Mamá”, Anadilia Ortega de Ponce has gone to be with our Lord Father on July 6th, 2023. Mamá's legacy lives on, leaving behind through her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the terrain she built with her own two hands. Mamá was a strong, hard-working woman that worked for everything she had since she was just a child. She will be remembered for her hard work, personality and spirit. Everyone that knew Mamá will remember her hilarious sense of humor, dancing, and smiling to merengue and bachata. She is famous for her numerous recipes, and the quality and taste of her food. Most importantly, she will be remembered as a center of love. She was happiest when the family was together and was the core of unity and determination through love, putting meaning and significance behind the family name. 

Anadilia Ortega de Ponce was born in Boca de Mao, Dominican Republic on August 6th, 1935. Eventually, she moved to Boca Chica with her husband, Domingo Ponce (Papa)seeking a better life for her family. She went from collecting rocks piles to be sold for construction to creating a way of life for herself, and all eleven of her children. They made a living through cultivating the Conuco (farmland) and selling animals as well as becoming the local butchers. After many hardships and a long fight for their land they secured a future for their family and became the first family to establish a community they later named Alto de Chavon in Boca Chica. Mamá and Papa were loved and well respected by all the residents in the communality they established. Mamá will return to her homeland to be reunited in heaven with Papa and her beloved children she once lost. Mamá’s tribute along with Papa will forever be remembered passing the streets named after them in Altos De Chavon.

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Nuestra adorada Mamá, Anadilia Ortega de Ponce se ha ido a estar con nuestro Señor Padre el Dia 6 de Julio de 2023. El legado de Mamá vive en dejar atrás a través de sus hijos, nietos, bisnietos y el terreno que construyó con sus propias manos. Mamá era una mujer fuerte y trabajadora que trabajo duro por todo lo que tenía desde temprana edad. Ella será recordada por sus esfuerzos, personalidad y espíritu. Todos los que conocieron a Mamá recordarán su gracioso sentido del humor, simpre bailando y sonriendo al ritmo del merengue y la bachata. Ella es famosa por sus numerosas recetas, la calidad y sabor de su comida. Más importante, es que será recordada como un centro de amor. Ella era más feliz cuando la familia estaba junta y era el núcleo de la unidad y la determinación a través del amor, poniendole el significado y sentido detrás del nombre de la familia. 

Anadilia Ortega de Ponce nació en Boca de Mao, República Dominicana el Dia 6 de Agosto del 1935. Eventualmente, se mudó a Boca Chica con su esposo, Domingo Ponce (Papa) en busca de una vida mejor para su familia. Ella trabajaba durorecolectando rocas para venderlas a la construcción locales y consegir el dinero diario para la alimentacion de sus hijos. Con tiempo, llegaron a convertirse en negosiantes de animales y carniceros locales y gananddoce la vida cultivando su Conuco. Después de muchas dificultades y una larga lucha por su tierra, aseguraron un futuro para su familia y se convirtieron en la primera familia en establecer una comunidad que más tarde llamaron Alto de Chavón en Boca Chica. Mamá y Papá eran amados y muy respetados por todos los residentes en la comunidad que establecieron. Mamá regresará a su tierra natal para reunirse en el cielo con papá y sus amados hijos que una vez perdió. El tributo de Mamá junto con Papá siempre será recordado recorriendo las calles que llevan su nombre en Altos de Chavón.


Monday, July 10, 2023

Nilton Nascimento Rocha



 É com profundo pesar que comunicamos o falecimento do nosso amigo e irmão Nilton Rocha, ocorrido no Sabado dia 1 de Julho de 2023.  

Seu velorio sera: 

Data: Segunda-feira 07/10/23 

Horario: 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  

Local: Dobbs Funeral Home 

            430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811 

Obs: Para maiores informações favor comunicar com Pr. Volmer Rodrigues (321) 917-5878. 

Friday, July 7, 2023

Georgina Chan Perdomo

Georgina Chan Perdomo, age 67, of Orlando, Florida, returned home to our Lord Yeshua Jesus Christ on Sunday, June 11, 2023.  Georgina was born in Caracas, Venezuela on June 14, 1955.  Her family moved to Miami, Florida where she graduated high school from Academy of the Assumption.

She always wanted to be a doctor, wife, and mother and that dream began when she met Alex in a college inorganic chemistry class in Miami.  They were married on December 26, 1975 and she met her Pre-Med requirements at Florida International University.  She went on to medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo and graduated from medical school cum laude.  She then attended Wayne State University in Michigan for an internship in internal medicine and completed her residency in family medicine with the University of Minnesota. She went on to faithfully serve the Central Florida community as a Board Certified Family Physician in private practice alongside her husband Alex until her passing.

Georgina was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who loved her family deeply.  She lived her life to the fullest and loved adventure.  She was also an avid reader, talented painter, world traveler, a keen businesswoman, and a dedicated student and teacher of the Bible.  She was a woman of strong faith who touched many lives and enthusiastically shared the Good News of salvation with those around her.

Georgina was preceded in death by her dad Neville Chan, mom Hilda Aldao Chan, and brother Juan Chan. She is survived by her husband Alex Perdomo; children Gabriel (Dawn) Perdomo, Melisa (Rob) Roy, and Katerina (Bryan) Percy; brother Alexander (Maria) Chan; ten grandchildren; and countless other family, friends, coworkers, and brothers and sisters in the Lord.

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Curtis Leonard Brookfield


Curtis Leonard Brookfield of Orlando, Fl. Passed away on Friday, June 30, 2023. Curtis was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend to all. He was born in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on October 26, 1962. Curtis married the love of his life Sonya Brookfield 38 years ago. They went through every day struggles as a couple. Leading them to find the Retrouvaille community that helped them enrich their marriage. Which taught them techniques on how to grow in their marriage, faith and love for one another. They loved the community so much they decided to give back by getting fully involved in the program. Saving marriages for the last 28 years. Curtis has been an inspiration to many men and women throughout his entire life. He was involved in the men’s club at his church, St. Andrew Catholic Community. He loved being with his community by serving coffee and donuts after mass on Sunday’s. Curtis was a hardworking man up to the very end. He was in the construction industry and a very hands-on type of guy. Curtis was a man of many talents who wore many hats. 

He is preceded in death by his Father (Charles Brookfield). He is survived by his wife (Sonya Lynn Brookfield) 4 Children (Corey Brookfield, Sadie Durning, Candace Brookfield, and Corene Brookfield) Mother (Charlene Brookfield) Brother (Carl Brookfield) Sisters (Caroline Brookfield, Colleen Bruhn, Claire Bednar, and Christine Brookfield) and 2 grandchildren (Jaiden and Noah Brookfield). Of all Curtis’s talents, the one he mastered was the role of “Papa”. His favorite thing at the end of the day was watching the sunset with his “partners” (Jaiden and Noah). We love you forever Curt, Dad, Papa, Son, Brother, and friend to all. Until we meet again in paradise.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, July 6, 2023 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  The vigil will  be held at 7:00 pm with Deacon Don Warner.  The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, July 7, 2023 at St. Andrew Catholic Church  with Father Leo officiating.

 

Kenneth Wesley Neeley

Kenneth Wesley Neeley (Wesley), age 43, he is the handsome son of Phyllis Neeley and James Butler. Wesley was the oldest of his 4 siblings and the father to 3 beautiful children Autumn, Michael, little Wesley and step father to Trent. He was a loving fiancé to Christina Hime Wesley was born and raised in Orlo Vista Florida and was proud to call Orlo Vista his home. Wesley was a hardworking man, he was so proud to be the deck boss  of the thunder force with American Vibracore and the lead helper for Amdrill, geotechnical drilling. 

Wesley had a heart of gold and a smile that could light up any room he entered, his personality was infectious and he always had a way of lifting everyone’s spirits. Wesley was unique and wild, there was never a dull moment when he was around. Wesley was strong, quick-witted and never afraid to speak his mind. He was loving and protective, his family and friends meant everything to him. Wesley had a hard exterior but deep down he was really just a soft-hearted man. Wesley was an early riser always ready to go enjoy the world, he lived every minute like it was his last. Wesley worked hard, but played harder! He loved daisies, sunflowers, sunrises, sunsets. He enjoyed being out on the water, fishing and kayaking. Wesley was a family man, he would go to war for his family.  Wesley loved, unconditionally and forgave easily. Wesley was one of a kind, a man with to many adjectives to describe him, he was a proud man who accomplished so many things in his 43 years of living, but his greatest accomplishment was being a father!

Wesley is survived by his mother, Phyllis Neeley and father James Bulter, his loving fiancé Christina Hime, his Granny Shirley Butler, his daughter Autumn and sons Michael, Little Wesley and Trent, sister Patricia Neeley, brother Joshua Neeley and sister-in-law Makayla, brother Cody Butler and sister-in-law Brittany. Nieces Shelby, Bridgett, Jocelyn, Anna-Nicole,Layla, Rhyder, Tayla and Shyann. Nephews  Levi, Waylon, Wyatt, Hunter and Danny. His Grandson Ethan and his Godson Elijah, Mother-in-law Vickie Hime and Father-in-law Danny Hime and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Wesley is proceeded by his Grandma and Grandpa Neeley, Grandpa Butler, brother-in-law Danny Hime and multiple aunts, uncles and cousins on both the Neeley and Butler side.

Visitation will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home from 10:00 am. followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm.  Interment will follow the service at Lake Hill Cemetery.   

The family is asking for everyone to join at Lake Hill Church to enjoy memories, laughter and food.  If anyone is wanting to send flowers, please send to Dobbs Funeral Home.





Friday, June 23, 2023

Daniel Tso



Daniel Tso was born in Tianjin, China on September 28th, 1966. He was the oldest of two.

His
 childhood consisted of perpetually studying, as he valued knowledge.

At age six he moved to Hong Kong and graduated from the Hong Kong Academy of performing arts with a degree in directing.

He then graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Economics and soon returned to Hong Kong.

He was a career-driven individual who devoted his early life to working as he founded his company in 2003.

He married Candice Lee in 2004 and had two children, Adelaide and Charles.

He immigrated to New Jersey in 2013 and moved to Orlando in 2017.




Thursday, June 22, 2023

Mary Elizabeth Goldin

 



Mary Elizabeth Goldin returned home to Jesus on June 13, 2023.

Mary was born to William Augusta Cox and Clara Elizabeth "Davis" Cox on February 17, 1951 in Birmingham, Alabama.

An independent and vibrant personality from the beginning, Mary was a kind and affectionate person who was loved by all who knew her.

Mary retired after many years at Walt Disney World and the First Baptist Church of Orlando.

As a strong woman of faith, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clermont.

Mary joins her parents, brother (Jack Glover), and sister (Sharon Blow) in Heaven and survived by brother (William Cox), brother-in-law (Thomas Blow), and many cherished nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Orlando in Henry Chapel on June 30 at 1:00pm. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Rogelio (Roger) Correa

 

Rogelio (Roger) Correa

Born Aug 12, 1949-Died May 25, 2023


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rogelio (Roger) Correa, on May 25, 2023, in his home in Orlando, FL.  He was a beloved husband, grandfather, and great grandfather who filled void in all of our lives in a time when it was needed most.

Roger was born on August 12, 1949, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  He grew up with his siblings and attended university at Colegio Technologico de la Comunidad del Municipio de San Juan Colegio in Puerto Rico where he obtained a degree in Electronics in Technology.  He went on to work for Xerox where he made lifelong friends.  Roger worked for Xerox for 45 years where he retired from in 2014.

Roger was a devoted husband to his wife, Miriam, for 29 years. From the day they met they were inseparable. They had four children, 13 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren, whom he adored. Roger was a kind and generous person. He’s love was unmeasurable and infectious. Through his life we learned how to love and overcome life’s challenges.

Roger was an avid camper and enjoyed spending time outdoors with his wife and friends.
He loved to travel and explore new places with his wife.  Roger had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He always helped with fixing his family’s electronic devices and cars.  He spent many days teaching his kids how to drive and fix our cars. He said he was not a mechanic, but the car made him act like one. He will be remembered for his infectious smile and kind heart. He lit up every room he walked into.

He is proceeded by his Parents, sister Rose, grandson Elijah Correa and grandson Josiah Correa.   

He is survived by children Rachel Rivera, Alberic Correa, Peter (Chris) Fontanez, three children-in-laws David Rivera, Anita Correa, Pamela Fontanez, grand children Yosmanni (Anthony) Reeves, Samantha Diaz & Daniel, Destiny Diaz & Eric, Jasmine Rivera, Anaiza Correa & Joseph, Sarai Correa, Israel Fontanez, Isabel Fontanez, Deante Lindo, Yazirah Jones, Xavier Jones, and great grandchildren Sofia Ramirez, Mateo Ramirez, Valentina Ramirez, Mia Melendez.

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Gaston "Crazy" Davis

 



Gaston Davis was born to the last Florence Davis and Nathaniel Huggins in Nevis on December 26th, 1959. He departed this earthly life on April 26th, 2023. He is survived by his 2 children Carla and Gaston Davis, his 8 beautiful grandchildren, and brothers: Robert (Dude) David, Emile (Smith) A. Smith, Carlisle (Bassie) Davis, and Winston (Merchie) Davis. Many loving Nieces and nephews and his countless friends.

              Gaston grew up in Cotton Ground where his love for fishing sparked his passion for travel. This leads him across many oceans from St. Kitts to Anguilla and St. Thomas where he then loved for over 20 plus years working in Industrial and residential construction. Gaston lived out his last years in Orlando with his children and grandchildren here he traveled to 15 countries and cruised on the Caribbean and Pacific oceans. He also got to attend 2 live WWE events which we all knew he loved, him some wrestling.

              He enjoyed traveling, dancing, swimming, wrestling and we can’t forget his love for food. He would take on projects and be very helpful to anyone who asked for his help. A lover of Soca & Calypso. It was always a movie watching him dance.

              Gaston lived his life to the fullest. A great Dad, that would do anything for his family & loved ones. He made everyone that knew him laugh, cry, and clap at all the stories he shared. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Wilma James

Wilma Matilda James, born in Colihaut Dominica, the daughter of Morille and Rosie LeCointe, whom predeceased her. Wilma left this earthly realm on May 10th, 2023, at the tender age of Seventy Seven after a long illness.

It would be wrong to say that Wilma lost the battle because she never stopped fighting no matter how bad her pain, she was always determined.  Through her, we know what resistance and perseverance truly looks like. Just because she is no longer here doesn’t mean she lost the fight.

Wilma comes from a family of 14, where 3 siblings predeceased her. She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth and Lolita, Son-In-Law Phil, Five (5) grand-children, Two (2)great grand’s, Five(5) brothers, Five (5) sisters and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 2nd from 6:00pm – 8:00-pm at Dobbs Funeral Home located at 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811.

Final viewing scheduled for June 3rd from 10:30am to 11:25am, with Celebration of Life immediately following at St. Andrews Catholic Church   801 N Hastings St Orlando, FL. 32808

 

Friday, May 19, 2023

Rogelio Datuin


Rogelio Datuin, a Journeyman electrician, passed away at the age of 59 on April 28, 2023. For 30 years, he became a good electrician, and father to a loving wife and son. He’s made many friends throughout his life and carved out a life for his family. A fisherman and religious Roman Catholic, he valued friendship and never asked for more than anything.  Even during his final moments, he had no regrets and wanted anyone and everyone to know he was a good man.

Rogelio leaves behind his wife of 55 years years, Anelyn Datuin, and his only son, Emanuel Datuin. The funeral service with be held at Dobbs Cremation & Funeral Services, 430 N Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811 on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 12PM—5PM. All are welcome to attend. There will be packaged food to take home after the service. We hope to see you there.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Noelia Rosario Cruz

A woman of faith who loves going to church to worship Jehova God. She raised 5 responsible loving fearful women of God. She enjoyed her time sitting at the edge of the beach reflecting how wonderful God’s creation is, it was a peaceful place for her. Her first daughter Noemi De Leon born when she was only 15 years old followed by Isabel De Leon, Sandra De Leon, Mayra De Leon & her baby girl Grisel Barbosa. She was a protector & loving mom & grandma of 9 grandkids & 12 great grandkids. She has 4 surviving brothers Cesar Rosario, Felix Rosario, Oscar Rosario & Jesus Rosario. Her sister is Magdalena Rosario. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm.  The funeral service will be at 8:00 pm.  Visitation and the funeral service will be held at Solid Rock Temple of Faith on Friday, May 19th, 2023.  The church is located at 2160 N. Hiawassee Road, Orlando FL 32818.

Mujer de fe, temedora del Altísimo Omnipotente Jehova Dios y su hijo Jesucristo, quien disfrutaba de ir a la iglesia para disfrutar de la hermandad cristiana todos los fines de semana aunque estuviera enferma. Mujer sufrida, luchadora y protectora de sus hijas y nietos. Madre de 5 mujeres ejemplares trabajadoras comenzando con su hija mayor Noemi De Leon, Isabel De Leon, Sandra De Leon, Mayra De Leon y Grisel Barbosa. Sus hermanos Cesar Rosario, Félix Rosario, Oscar Rosario y hermana Magdalena Rosario. Con 9 nietos y 12 bisnietos.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Zanipha Jokhan


 Zanipha Jokhan, age 61, of Davenport, FL, passed away on, Monday, May 1st, 2023 at AdventHealth Care Center Celebration, in Kissimmee FL.  She was born in Trinidad,  on January 24th, 1962, daughter of the late Zuliakha Balkaran and Esack  Mohammed.

A public viewing will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando at 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating on May 3rd, 2023

Friday, March 31, 2023

Siara Nichel Jones


Siara Nichel Jones, age 30, of Clermont Florida, was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She is the beautiful daughter of Darryl Jones, Sr. and Lisa Clarke. She is the fourth of five children from this union.  She was preceded in death by: Charles Jones, grandfather and Mary Clarke, grandmother.

Siara moved to Orlando, Florida with her family at the early age of one. She matriculated through the Orange County and Seminole County Public School Systems. She received her High School Diploma from Kaplan University Preparatory High School. Siara, self-motivated, continued her post-secondary education. She attended Florida College of Natural Health and received her Massage Therapy Diploma. She attended Southern College and received her Medical Assisting Certification. Siara attended Purdue University Global and received Degrees in Associates of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Forensic Psychology. Siara received many certificates from and became Certified by The Department of Children and Families. She received Christ at an early age and began her spiritual journey at Radiant Life Prophetic Ministries.

Siara projected the Love, Compassion and Understanding of God as a Spiritual Counselor. She enjoyed engaging in conversations with her clients, friends and family to determine feelings and apprehensions, to help them deal with realities and develop coping skills. Her guidance, motivation, encouragement and positive disposition helped everyone. She always made herself available to help regardless of the day or hour. Her comforting words gave strength, and her smile gave assurance.

Siara loved spending time with her son, nieces, nephews and siblings. She always made short video clippings of them and kept everyone laughing. She enjoyed nail care, lashes and hair day outings with her mom, (Dr. Lisa). Siara loved the beach. The beach was her serenity, relaxation and rejuvenation time. She enjoyed taking her son, Isaiah, niece, Jazlyn, nephew, Devonte, and mom (Dr. Lisa) and Anthony with her to the beaches. She viewed the beach as a cleanser. The beach and its water brought peace and tranquility to her soul and cleansing to her spirit. In her quiet time, she would read books and watch her favorite movies (The Woman King, Conair, Harriet, and Cinderella). Siara also loved spending time with her family and friends barbequing, laughing and having a great time at movie theaters, theme parks and restaurants. Her unconditional nurturing, outgoing, free spirit, and positive vibes made it easy for her to attract and keep many friends.

 On March 25, 2023, God whispered in Siara’s ear and said, “Well done, my good and faithful servant." Her beautiful life will be forever cherished by her Son: Isaiah Jones, Parents: Dr. Lisa (Anthony) Williams and Darryl (Tonya) Jones, Sr.; Siblings: Jyna’ Jones, Darryl (Yaleeth) Jones, II., Eryka Jones, Tiara (Siara’s Twin) Jones, Daquion Williams and Larrisa Estill; GrandParents; Willie Clarke, Sr, Francis Williams, and Bernice Jones; Nieces: Jazlyn Stroman and Juliette Jones, Nephews: Devonte Shuler, Christopher Jones, Julius Jones, and Jasiel Jones; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.


David J. McDaniel

David J. McDaniel, age 69, loving husband of Kathie McDaniel, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 22nd at 8:48am in Orlando Fl. He was surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the son of the late Louie J McDaniel and Juanita Nolan McDaniel and was a retired bus driver for Disney Transportation. 

He was a devoted member of Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church in Orlando Fl, where he was a Lay Eucharistic Minister, Reader, and Head of Acolytes and was a friend to everyone. He loved sports and was a devoted Tennessee Volunteer fan and also loved the Atlanta Braves.

David was survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Kathie L. McDaniel, sons Jonathan D. McDaniel (Mallory McDaniel) and Zachary McDaniel, Sister Dianne McDaniel Medley, Four Grandchildren, Aubree McDaniel, Peyton McDaniel, Neyland McDaniel, and Jackson McDaniel. He was a very loving father and grandfather and cherished every moment he had with them. He had several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and tons of friends! 

The funeral service will be held in the Church of the Ascension Sanctuary at 2:00pm on April 1, 2023, starting with a visitation at 1:00pm. Following the interment in the Memorial Garden, there will be a Reception in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to the Church of the Ascension. 

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at dobbsfuneralhome.com for the McDaniel family.