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.