Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Elenore Carr Granville


      Retired Nurse Administrator Stephanie Elenore Carr Granville age 79, of Orlando, FL., passed away
 January 12, 2023 in St. Petersburg, FL.

     Elenore (as everyone knew her) was born on June 30, 1943 in the New York Hospital in New York City.  She is the daughter of the late John Climpson Granville, her father and to Mildred Agatha Granville, her mother whom preceded mom in death.

     They had 5 children, Elenore’s 3 brothers Winston, Stromme and James Carr Granville whom also preceded her in death.  She is survived by 1 sister Julia A. Pegram;  Elenore is also survived by her 3 children, Stephanie E. Meo, Henry John Jackson and Ajewel Granville; daughter-in-law Rose Wesonga Jackson; 10 grandson, 2 granddaughters, 2 great-granddaughters and 1 great-grandson.

     Both her parents were born in Jamaica, West Indies, the family took residence in Harlem to raise their children.  She graduated from Commerce High School in New York and went to St. Francis College for nursing, nursing health administrator where she graduated with both Bachelor of Science degree and her Masters degree. She became a registered nurse and worked at these hospitals to name a few: Bellevue, Elmhurst and New York Hospital where she worked as a charge nurse and retired from her nursing career as a Nurse Administrator.  Elenore also lived in Jamaica West Indies with family and later Los Angeles, California Where she continued to excel in her career as a nurse before returning back to New York.

     She was very loyal to her staff and patients.  Never wanted to leave both and patients without encouraging them and sharing about her (our) Lord Jesus Christ when she had a moments chance.  Mom said, “no patient ever died on her watch while she was their nurse”.  She was loved by her staff and every patient she cared for.  Indeed, she was truly a nurse; this was her true calling.  Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse.   Momma said that God called, chose her to be His very special nurse.  Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant, Come on Home. 

  Our mother’s life touched the hearts of every person she ever came in contact with; family, dear friends, family of God, nursing co-workers, superiors, patients.  Those that were touched by mom understood that mom was very strong, independent woman, in all that she did.

     Her greatest call of all was her relationship with the true and living God Almighty through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit.  Her light shone wherever she went, shared her faith with all those she came in contact with, never ashamed of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Even to her final days in the hospital mom was able to share her faith.

     Elenore and her daughter Ajewel moved to Florida in the 90’s to be joined several years later by her daughter Stephanie and her children.  Also her son Henry John (Johnny) and his family.  She enjoyed the years she lived in Florida until she moved to Marietta, Georgia, October 5, 2012.  Mom resided 10 years in Georgia and in her final months relocated back to Clearwater, Florida hoping her next move will be back to Orlando: City Beautiful which she would live until God called her Home

     Elenore accomplished as a little girl, playing the piano to where she played in Carnegie Hall and was well recognized for her talent.  In her adulthood she worked on a charitable organization “International Childcare Conference “The Womb” to feed and care for mothers and children in need of assistance with food, shelter, and healthcare.  She wrote a book “The Cry of a Nurse” re: shortage of nurses, and how important nurses are.

     Her biggest venture is when she went on her 2 favorite game shows, “Let’s Make A Deal”, Wayne Brady “The price Is Right” Drew Carey for her 70thbirthday with her family.  Drew Carey came to her personally and wished her Happy 70th Birthday, hugged and kissed momma.  What a birthday!  Mom continued on through the years to enjoy her game shows.  We would sit and watch them with her especially when Stephanie, her older daughter came to visit.  What joy would come over her to have her game show buddy with her: Stephanie.  They also watched Christian T.V., had great times in the Lord rejoicing. Prayers were very important, reading, studying the Word.

     Mom enjoyed a couple of other shows such as  TLC – 90 days where she and her younger daughter Ajewel watched and had good laughs with. Our brother Johnny would watch more action movies with her. The best is when the grandchildren, great grands visited and enjoyed and spoiled them.  Her children, grandchildren, great-grands, her sister Julia’s family was most blessed and valuable gift to her from God. 

     When mom transitioned home to Heaven my sister Ajewel and I were with her.  Mom held on waiting for Ajewel and to get to the hospital.  We were blessed to have a few hours with her where we loved all over her still believing and praying mom would make it through and she did: God’s Way!  He has other plans for mom.  Well done my Good and Faithful Servant, come on Home.

     We love you Momma, Grandma, Sister, Auntie, Cousin, dear Friend and will never forget you. You’ll always and forever live in our hearts, minds, memories. Mom taught us her children, grandchildren to great grandchildren to love God, yourself and others.  To be strong, independent, educated, career, compassionate, kind, be a blessing to others, never forget our African American, Caribbean, Cuban, European heritage, but most of all our heritage in Christ Jesus; most important!  Our spiritual life just like all areas in our lives is very important. Jesus the way, the truth, the life!


We Love You Momma! Sleep In Heavenly Peace Momma!  

Till that blessed day, we all meet again in Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen!

The family will be receiving friends at Church of the Ascension located at 4950 Apopka-Vineland Rd, Orlando FL 32819 from 9:30 am until 11:55 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 28th, 2023 with Father Christopher Brathwaite officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Orlando Memorial Gardens in Apopka.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Harlan Christopher Squier

Harlan Christopher Squier, 27, passed away on January 16, 2023. He was born on November 6, 1995 to Graham and Melissa Squier in Orlando, Florida.  Christopher, or Chris, as we called him, was always a big personality. He was born into this world in a matter of 35 minutes and never stopped his full speed. Chris was a wonderful child, 98th percentile the doctors would say as he grew. Then, school began and he carried his caring heart to the younger students, especially to the students who needed more. He was always achieving high scores and in the top of his classes. Chris danced competitively, he wrestled on his high school team, he played football and loved all the activity and connections these sports gave him. He couldn't be just a little personality, he was always a big personality, touching as many people as he could with his heart. High School was a challenge for Chris. On the outside he fit in, he looked good, he spoke well and was highly intelligent... but on the inside he was in pain. His addiction began and sadly took his life in the end. Chris went to Asheville, North Carolina and found recovery. Chris' "family" in Asheville meant the world to him, the 8 years he spent in Asheville helped him discover so much about himself. Chris was sober for almost 6 years, but around year 4 he started letting the addict start making choices for him. They were just small choices and they couldn't hurt. If you know addiction, give an inch and it takes a mile. He couldn't stop, it wouldn't let him. His addiction finally took his life, at 27-years-old, for which we are heartbroken, saddened, and shattered.

Christopher is survived by his mother and father Graham and Melissa Squier, his brother and sister in law, Ted and Betsy Coderman, his sister and brother in law, Brittany and Steve Trumbull, and his sister Abbie Squier. He has two nieces, Mae and Maliena and three nephews, Steven, Kane and Witin. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother (Nana), Vernice Andriotis, his paternal Great Aunt, Margaret Johnson and her children and grandchildren, his uncles, Pete Andriotis, Jon Andriotis, Greg Andriotis and his wife Wendy, Alan Squier and his Aunt Susanne Armentrout. He is also survived by his maternal 1st cousins, Pete IV, Gary, Tony, Anita, Gregory Michael and his wife Alisha, Lindsay and her husband Jon, Nicholas, Caroline, Camden and his fiance Hannah, Eric and his wife Anastasia, Jesse and his paternal 1st cousins, Eric and Haley and her husband Steve and second cousins.

A family viewing will take place at Dobbs Funeral Home 430 N Kirkman Rd, Orlando, Florida 32811, Monday evening, January 23rd, at 5:00 pm followed by an open viewing at 6:00 pm for those who cannot make the service on Tuesday.

Services will be provided by Dobbs Funeral Home and held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on 801 Hastings Street, Orlando, Fl 32808 on January 24th. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Catholic service begins at 11:00 a.m.

Come as you are, Chris wouldn't want it any other way. This has been very painful to write so we hope we haven't missed anyone. A memorial service for Chris will be held later in Asheville, date/time will be announced once finalized.

We have a zoom option for those that cannot attend. Link found here: Zoom meeting code: 895 3831 2323, Passcode: 123456 The zoom link is open from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Jason E. Guarino

Jason E. Guarino, 47 unexpectedly passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday January 6, 2023 in Orlando Florida. As a father, son, brother, and husband, he was loved by us, and was a vital member of our family as to those that had the privilege to know him and call him friend. His passing has left a hole in our hearts and souls; he will be missed but never, ever forgotten.

Jason was born in Denville N.J., lived in Vernon and graduated Vernon H.S in 1993. He attended Lincoln Technical School majoring in Heating and Air Conditioning. Once H.V.A.C. Certified he worked in the Vernon area before moving to Orlando Florida with his life long friend Alan Puzio. (Jason always hated the cold!) In Orlando he started a successful contracting / remodeling business specializing in Kitchens and Baths in and around the Orlando area. His design skills, craftsmanship, work ethics and attention to details earned him a reputation as one of the best craftsmen in the area. He took pride in making sure the customer was always happy with the finished job and will often work weekends and nights to complete a job on time as promised.

Jason when not working enjoyed being outside, camping, fishing, skeet shooting, quiet time at the beach and playing his guitar with Alan and friends in their band “Maryanns Jacket.” He especially looked forward to his yearly meet up to relax, ride his Harley and camp with his close friends during “Daytona Bike Week”. (You all were and are valued friends of Jason and Teresa. Thank You). Jason passed on his love of Harleys to his son Chase. He loved riding together with him by his side. Sharing the road, his friends, the culture and traditions with his son gave him great joy, pride and the biggest smile.

Jason is survived by his parents Anne Marie and Anthony Guarino, his son Chase Guarino, his wife Teresa Garrigan, brother Lee Guarino, sister in-law Carita Guarino, nephew Townsend Guarino, Uncle Glen and Aunt Marie Guarino, Aunt Deborah Guarino, Aunt Sharon and Uncle James Pendorf and Aunt Adriane Guarino (deceased). Cousins Elaine Gay, James, Lucas, Justin, Joshua, Daniel, Brianne and Dale. He also cherished the company of his fur baby Roxy a 127 lb Rottweiler who still thinks she is and supposed to be a lap dog.

 A memorial service to celebrate Jason’s Life will be held at 11:00 am Saturday February 18, 2023 at the Church of the Ascension, 4950 Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando 32819


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Guerrier Pierre

Guerrier Pierre, age 57, of Orlando, passed away January 6th, 2023 at Adventhealth  in Altamonte Springs.  He was born in Lagunave, Haiti,  the son of the late Delcame (Paul)  and Fils Aime Pierre and was a retail business owner.

Guerrier leaves to cherish his memory, wife Zilemie (Saimpre) Pierre of Orlando;  five daughters, Guerlite Pierre of Haiti, Guerda Pierre of Paris, Guerdy Pierre, Princess Pierre, and Guerlinda Pierre all of Orlando; three sons Guerson Pierre,  Jean Pierre both of Paris and  Guerrier Pierre of Orlando; 

The family will be receiving friends from 9:00 am until 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service on Saturday, January 21st, 2023 at Christ Sanctified Church of Orlando located at 5717 N. Pine Hills Rd, Orlando with Pastor Marckson Noel officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Orlando Memorial Gardens located at 5264 Ingram Road, Apopka FL.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Robert Charles Sklenka

On Friday, January 06th, 2023, Robert Charles Sklenka of Orlando, Florida passed away at the age of 100 years old. He was a veteran of the 2nd world war. He was born in 1922 in Springfield, Illinois.  He leaves behind several nieces and nephews in Springfield, Illinois . His family is saddened by the loss. He will be buried at our Lady of Mercy Cemetery in Miami, Florida on Monday, January 16th at 12:30 pm.

Monday, January 9, 2023

Zenilda "Zenny" Hewitt

Zenilda Esther Hewitt, 80, of Orlando, Florida, passed away peacefully on December 29th, 2022 from a Wonderful Life and Family.  

MomMom Zenny was a force to be reckoned with in many ways.  She had a strong and loving heart, but she could bring the hammer down in a minute when she needed to.  She aged so beautifully and gracefully, she was like an Angel on earth.  Her faith in our Catholic religion was unwavering and she was extremely dedicated.  When you visited, there was no way you'd get to leave without her beating you in a game of rummy.  She was strong-willed, loving, faithful, and beautiful human being inside and out.  She loved her great grandchildren, grandchildren, sons and daughter, and she adored PopPop.  She will be missed on earth, but now she is with the rest of our heavenly family, probably beating them in rummy.

Zenny was predeceased by her parents Lionel and Maria Zamora, her husband Darrell W. (Butch) Hewitt Sr., her son Dale Wyatt Hewitt and her grandson Jeffrey Allan Cuda. She is survived by six of her siblings, four of her children Wayne, Robert, Nancy and Kevin, along with nineteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.


Thursday, January 5, 2023

Nancy Gayle Hurley Calhoun

Nancy Gayle Hurley Calhoun passed away on January 1, 2023, in Orlando, Florida, of cardiac arrest after a 20-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 5, 1942, Nancy was reared in upstate New York and the Washington, D.C. area, where she developed a great love for her country.  While attending Ohio Northern University, she met and married Jim Calhoun, the love of her life, who brought her to Mansfield, Ohio where she loved the people but struggled with the weather.  Active in her faith, garden club, drum and dance lessons, Nancy taught her five children to live with faith, humor, humility, curiosity, and service to others. Quick to laugh and bring a smile to everyone, Nancy made every encounter a joy.  She loved the beach, fresh cut flowers, shopping, all things sweet, root beer, entertaining and dressing to the nines. She was the epitome of grace and class.  Her skills and leadership in church positions inspired many and ranged from serving the children, youth and women while keeping the men on their toes.  Her creative talents extended to “Somebunny’s Baskets,” a creative company she began in the 1980’s out of her basement art studio.  Widowed young, she reared her five children in strength and dignity coupled with a lot of  love laughter. Nancy had exceptionally strong faith and gladly shared her witness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with everyone she met.  She is survived by her five children, William (Pargie) Calhoun and their three children (James, Abbie and Liza), Elizabeth (Rob) Rahter (Madeline, Colton, Bryce, Nathan and Aston), Alyssa (Tyler) Jolley (Emma, Jacob, Jack, Kacelyn, Jaycee and Kade), Holly (Christian) Walker (George, Calhoun and Ella), and Curteis (Tisha) Calhoun (Adley, Anneke, Samuel, Ezra and Truman).  A funeral will be held in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. (viewing at 10 a.m.) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3000 South Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL 32835.  There will be a live stream of the services at the following link A long awaited and sweet reunion, Nancy will be laid to rest in Mansfield Memorial Park next to her beloved Jim. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Snyder Funeral Home located at 350 Marion Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio followed by a graveside service at noon. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Yolanda Castro Sanchez

      Yolanda Castro Sanchez died at the age of 69 on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022. She was the daughter of Juan Castro and Haydee Sanchez. Yolanda is survived by her three children Jose Ramon Aponte, Wanda Ivelise Aponte and Carlos Rafael Maldonado. She was the mother-in-law of Aleida Aponte, Ray Caraballo and Seeta Maldonado. Grandmother of Fernando Almadovar, Jellian and Jesma Aponte, Loida and Justin Caraballo and Isabel Maldonado. Great Grandmother of Emmanuel, Jayden, Gabi and Nathaniel Almodovar. She was the sister of the late Gualberto Sanchez, Haide Castro Sanches and Carlos Rafael Castro Sanchez.

Yolanda Graduated from the University of Puerto Rico where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Following graduation, she worked at Hospital Damas in Ponce Puerto Rico and VA hospital in Orange County New York. Apart from nursing she enjoyed cooking for her family especially around Christmas, during this time she would make authentic Spanish foods, a variety of cheesecakes and coconut flan.

Yolanda was at the happiest when she was eating, singing and dancing parranda for Christmas with family and friends. She would dance to any kind of music she could move to. Another joyful moment in her life was watching American Football. She was a Giants fan. Whenever they played, she would scream and jump in excitement. They played Sunday and won.

 Miss Yolanda was also best known for looking fabulous. She always had her hair and nails freshly done and painted red. She always wore heels, something sparkly, red lipstick, black eyeliner and the biggest most beautiful smile. She had a contagious laugh that would make everyone else laugh. She was also known and will always be remembered for her snoring that only Carlito inherited.

Miss Yolanda was the definition of a woman that would give you her last dollar. She would take care of anyone that was sick no matter how she felt. She was the queen of scratch offs and yes, she would win. If she gifted you a scratch off you’d most likely win. Both Carlito (her son) and Justin (her grandson) could attest to that. This Beautiful soul we all lost was one of the strongest woman we’ve ever known. When she puts her mind to something there’s no such thing as can’t. Her advice to everyone is if you worked hard and put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.

Yolanda will be remembered for so many things, especially the way she treated everyone. It made us all feel like we were her favorite. Today we wish you farewell in your journey to eternity. You are forever in our hearts. Until we meet again. Goodnight, goodbye and sleep tight.

Monday, January 2, 2023

Aloysius Fagundes

 Aloysius Fagundes, age 88, of Orlando, went to the Lord on December 20, 2022.

He was born in Georgetown, Guyana, on August 20, 1934, the son of Jerome and Monica Fagundes. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary Fagundes; his children Lorraine Somowidjojo, Jeffery Jones, Gail Clark, Christopher Pestano, Joan Fagundes, and late Camille Faria; his sons-in-law, Kliwon Somowidjojo, Roland Clark, and Rishy Boodram; daughter-in-laws Kim Jones and Roseann Pestano; his grandchildren Claire, Ian, Jamie, Tanya, Natasha, Nicole, Aaron, Mia, Michele, Natasha, Nicole, Kevin, Ricky, Gerald, Clare, Emily, Maxi, Simone, Percival, Alicia, Desmond, Carlton, Clive, Indira, and Breana; fifty-eight great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, and his too numerous nieces and nephews to mention.

Public Viewing will be held on Monday, January 2nd, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL 32811. The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023, at 10:30 AM at Saint Andrews Catholic Church in Orlando, FL.

Repass will be held after mass at the Fagundes home, please reach out to the family for the location.

The family asks that you keep Aloysius in your prayers and continue to pray for the living and the dead.  They ask Catholics to say a rosary in his name and to remember him at Mass.


Venice Alexander

Venice Alexander passed today, December 16, 2022 in her home in Orlando, Florida.  She leaves behind her children, Quintin K. Carr, Jasmine M. Carr, Devin H. Peitit Fere; grandchildren Lluvia N. Carr and Zaida Petit Fere.  Venice was loved by all and maintained a smile that would light up a room. 

You will be missed, never forgotten

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Ryan Thomas Muscanell

Ryan Thomas Muscanell, 34, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2022. He is survived by his mother and father, Maureen and Edward Muscanell, Sr., and his sister, Nicole Muscanell (Bryan Murch). Ryan was born and raised in Orlando, Florida but decided to return to his family’s home turf in upstate New York. He spent the last few years living in Amsterdam, NY, where he became a homeowner and trained under his uncle to become an HVAC technician. He enjoyed being outdoors riding around in his truck and ATV, hanging out with his neighbors, and spending time with his Newfoundland, Elle. Growing up, Ryan was very athletic and always full of energy. He was a talented baseball player, rotating between pitching, catching, and shortstop—even making the all-star little league teams in Dr. Phillips, Florida. His energy carried into his adult years—he was boisterous, often the center of attention, and could always make his friends and family laugh with his off-the-cuff humor. Ryan could sometimes be stubborn, but he was giving and loyal to those who earned his trust. He will be missed greatly.

Funeral services for Ryan will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:30 at Dobbs Funeral Home at 430 N Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811. Immediately following the service, there will be an escorted procession to Winter Garden Cemetery.