Thursday, November 30, 2023

Andrew Neumayer

 Andrew Neumayer, affectionately known as “Andy”, was called home by his Lord and Savior on November 19, 2023. Andy was bon on April 3, 1955. He was a beloved husband to his wife, Linda Neumayer.  An avid lover of golf and football while he enjoyed cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, the Miami Dolphins, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and the University of Miami. His favorite activities were with his wife traveling together, playing golf, watching football, Hallmark Movies, planning fun snacks and meals together. He loved animals, especially Bogie their dog.

Andy worked for 20 years as a Senior Assembler at Lockheed Martin in Orlando, Florida. Andy was very dedicated to his job and proud of the work he did.  

Along his journey he found the deepest and most meaningful relationship in his life to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 2, 2003. He became the source of his life, the power of his personal transformation, and the core message he shared with others. He had scripture printed on golf tees and markers and would leave them on the golf course so others would pick them up hopefully feeling the love of God that Andy felt.

Andy was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Francis Neumayer. He is survived by mother, Marjorie Neumayer, wife Linda Neumayer, daughter Amanda Goldstein (Morgan), brother Jim (Eileen) Neumayer, sister Cindy Dewey, sister Dr. Leigh Neumayer (Dr. David Bull), sister Patty Neumayer (Bret Reid), Matthew (Jennifer) Neumayer, mother-in-law Lorraine Kossen, stepchildren Karen (Chad), John, Wendy, Michael (Allison), Victoria (James) and 2 grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, 2 step great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on December 2, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Orlando in Marie Williams Chapel, 3000 South John Young Pkwy, Orlando, Florida 32805. A light reception will follow. 

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Gennifer Woods

 The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. - Numbers 6:24-26

Born July 25, 1976,  in Los Angeles, California Hospital a baby girl, Gennifer Rondel Woods, was born, and greeted by Nelquian Woods, (mother), Ronald Woods, (deceased father), Natalie Woods, (sister).

Gennifer was raised and schooled in Inglewood, California.  Upon completion of her schooling, because of her love of dealing with the public, Gennifer began a career in Marketing.

Gennifer always had a loving spirit,  and because of  Gennifer's loving spirit Gennifer's, grandmother, (Mercie Dee Williams), created her special name for, Gennifer Rose.   Gennifer was also given a special name by her mom "my Little Songbird". because Gennifer really loved singing and was blessed with a  super Voice.  Along with Gennifer's beautiful voice, she had an infectious smile and laugh, which pleased many.

On November 20, 2023, in Orlando, Florida, Gennifer passed and joined her heavenly father to dwell in God's heavenly realm.

She leaves behind a host of loving family members and friends,  Nelquian Woods (mother), Natalie Brown, (sister), Oneil, (brother-in-law), a host of loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Nephew.

Graveside services will be held at Orlando Memorial Gardens on Thursday November 30th, 2023 at 12:00pm.  

My heavenly father, I come before you

with a heart full of love and concern for

my daughter, I entrust her to you, provide your

loving care and ask for your divine protection

to surround and guard her against all harm seen

and unseen


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Robert V. Sharkey


In loving memory of Robert V. Sharkey, born on November 13, 1932, and peacefully passed away on November 12, 2023. A devoted husband to the late Wanda June Norton (2013), Robert shared 58 remarkable years with her.

Robert's legacy extends beyond his personal life, as he dedicated two decades of honorable service to the United States Air Force. Alongside his beloved wife, he co-owned and operated Universal Entertainment until their retirement in 1998.

A man of diverse passions, Robert found joy in exploring the world and had an unwavering love for music. His vibrant spirit touched the lives of many, leaving a lasting impact.

Robert is survived by four children, (Danette Sharkey McMichen. s. Rocky McMichen ) (Jennifer Sharkey Buscemi s. Michael Buscemi) ( Trina Sharkey Day s. Michael Day) (James R Sharkey s. Valerie Ziegler Sharkey ) nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren, sister Janet Slason and brother Dan Sharkey and many nieces and nephews.  Robert also leaves behind his late in life companion for the past 10 years, Elsa Wormald.  His family, friends, and all who knew him will forever cherish the memories of a remarkable individual who lived a life of service, love, and adventure.

May he rest in peace, knowing that his legacy lives on in the hearts of those he touched.

Service Information:

Friday, November 17, 2023

Viewing 11:00 - 12:00

Service: 12:00pm 

Graveside Service:  Following @ Dr. Phillips Cemetery  

Dobbs Funeral Home

430 North Kirkman Road

Orlando, FL 32811
(407) 578-7720

Daniel Marc

Mr. Daniel Marc was born on October 20, 1938 in Porta Pay Haiti to his loving parents. He received his formal education and afterwards traveled the world.

Daniels life journey began in the Bahamas raising (5) beautiful children: Jefford, Natile, Evon, Elenor and Daniel Jr. with Gertrude Rolle.

His journey continued as he later moved to Miami, Florida where he became a porter for many years. He was also a security guard for Disney for many years before retiring.

He touched the lives of many and loved being around his grandchildren, other family and friends. He was a devout Christian, a strong believer in Jesus Christ, a great father, grandfather, uncle, friend, servant of the lord.

the angels were dispatched on Monday, November 6, 2023 to carry Daniel to be with the lord in eternity. the lonely days and sleepless nights have now passed, for his soul has found rest and peace at last.

Daniel was preceded in death by: Daughters Elenor Mack and Evon Rolle and son Jefford Rolle.

He leaves behind to cherish fond memories: son Daniel Marc Jr. (Reshila) of Tallahassee, Fl., Daughter Natalie Rolle of the Bahamas, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Viewing and service are set to take place November 18, 2023 at Faith Creations Fellowship, located at 4161 N Powers Drive, Orlando, FL, 32818.

Viewing 11AM

Service 12PM

Interment 1:30PM at Orlando Memorial Gardens

Friday, November 10, 2023

Raymond Anderson


Raymond L. Anderson 3rd was born on August 2nd, 1963, in Quincy Florida.

He had 12 brothers and sisters, and he was the 9th child, to Raymond & Naomi Anderson Jr.

Raymond leaves to mourn a faithful & dedicated wife Joy Anderson, Princess (his special doggy daughter)

3 sisters Louvon Roberson, Katrina Anderson, Karen Anderson,

brothers David Anderson, Lonzo Anderson (Theresa} Lonnie Anderson (Valeta), Tony Anderson (Dana), Kenneth Anderson (Be􀀁na), Russell Anderson.

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, & other relatives mourning friends Proceeded him death

Brother Ike Hearns & Sister Maggie Anderson

Special Dog (son) Romeo

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Erika Lynn Ford

Erika Lynn Ford, 24, of Orlando, FL passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 1st, at her residence.

Erika was born in Oak Lawn, Illinois on August 2, 1999, a daughter of Jennifer and Fred Ford, of Orland Hills, IL.

After graduating from Carl Sandburg High School in 2017, she worked in healthcare. She later moved to Orlando, FL, where she worked as an Electrician Apprentice.

In her free time, Erika enjoyed the sunshine of Florida, going to the beach, and playing golf.

Erika is survived by her parents Fred & Jennifer Ford. Erika is also survived by a brother, Matthew Ford, of Urbana, Illinois, and several cousins, aunts, and uncles.

A Religious Service will be held at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 8th with Dobbs Funeral Home at St. Andrews Catholic Church at 801 N. Hastings St, Orlando, FL with St. Andrews and Father Leo officiating.

She will then be flown to Illinois where Colonial Chapel Funeral Home will receive her and do an interment at Fairmont Willow Hills Memorial Park, 9100 Archer Ave, Willow Springs, IL.

The family requests donations to NAMI Greater Orlando, a cause that both Erika and the family felt strongly about.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Joyce E. Thompson


Thompson, Joyce E. 82, was called home by her Lord and Savior on October 31, 2023 at 11:49 PM.  She died peacefully in her home located in Orlando, Florida.  She was born to Otto and Maggie Aue in Muskegon, Michigan on March 20, 1941.  She was the youngest of four sisters who grew up in a little white house with a farm in the back that her father loved working in.  

Joyce was involved in the 4H Club and worked for Surfine Foods until moving to Florida back in the 70's with her family.  Joyce worked for many years as a Loan Officer and then went on to become a Travel Agent, where she was able to travel all over the world.  She was the type of mother that was always helping with homework, running to the store at the last minute for school supplies, involved in Brownies, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts, and always made fabulous meals every night. She brought her children up in the church and to know the Lord. Church was an important part of her life and if she couldn't make a service, she would have Bible study at home with her family.  Simply put - Joyce sacrificed everything for her family and went beyond the call for her family and friends.  There is nothing she wouldn't do to help others.  When she did have spare time, she liked doing ceramics, sewing, gathering shells at the beach and going to the library.  One of the things her family will miss the most is her Sunday family dinner and smelling the roast cooking in the oven, to be followed by everyone gathering around the dinner table eating, talking, laughing, and enjoying each other's company.

Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Otto and Maggie Aue, Lawrence Thompson (husband), and sisters, Mabel Cain, Edith Hull, and Doris Taylor.  She is survived by Victor Bird (former husband), James Ogaz (son-in-law), Kristi Ogaz (daughter), Jeff Bird (son), Richard Hicks (grandson), Robert Ogaz (grandson), Elaine Bird (granddaughter), and Angela Bird (granddaughter).

A memorial service will be held at Crown of Glory Lutheran Church on November 12, 2023 at 2:00 PM.  The address is 2101 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, Florida 32835.    

Quinton Dominic Buchanan

 Quinton Dominic Buchanan
Adored son, brother and friend 

Quinton died at the age of 29 on October 30, 2023 as a result of an auto accident. Quinton was born in Orlando, Florida on November 22, 1993, the fifth child to Basil Shawn Buchanan and Patricia Ann Buchanan. Quinton has four older sisters who he loved endlessly and who cherish him.

It is not possible to summarize Q, who was such a funny, charming and handsome man. He had very strong emotions and loved fiercely. Quinton had a perfect smile. He brought people together and made friends everywhere he went.

His remaining family, looking forward to reuniting with him in Heaven, includes his father Basil Shawn Buchanan, his mother Patricia A McDuffie and stepfather Jesse McDuffie, his four sisters - Lauren Buchanan Casey, Lindsey Buchanan, Lacey Auston and Leah                                                   Buchanan, his four brothers-in-law, his five nieces and his two                                                       nephews.

A service is scheduled for 11:00AM, Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at Family Chapel, 436 Oakdale St., Windermere, FL 34786.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Christman Moore


Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Christman Moore

6/11/1948 – 10/22/2023

            Once upon a time there was a skinny little blonde girl from Mississippi with the sweetest smile and the prettiest blue eyes.  Dottie grew up in New Holland (Gainesville), GA and later in West Caldwell, New Jersey. There, she was close to the big city, and loved everything NY, from the newspapers, which she read religiously, to her beloved Yankees.  She was devastated when her family moved back to Georgia, but she soon adapted to a different lifestyle in Atlanta.  She went to boarding school at St. Catherine’s in Virginia and made several lifelong friends.  There are numerous stories about her practical jokes at St. Catherine’s – like putting Saran wrap on the house Mother’s toilet seat, setting alarm clocks in the other girls’ rooms for all hours of the night, several cafeteria pranks, and many others.  In 1965 she was invited to spend the summer with one of her West Caldwell friends’ families in Egypt. She had so many stories from that experience that when her nephew Ben asked her for details, she wrote him a book – “Memories of Egypt”.

            After HS, Dottie graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in French Literature, which she often told people did her zero good in finding a job. Her language skills, musical talents and interests were varied, and she was never afraid to try new things.  She played the piano, guitar and banjo, on which she accompanied her sister and cousin when they performed as a singing group - mostly at local hotels for as much Blue Nun wine as they could drink.  Later, when she finally got serious about working, she joined Western Electric and became an auditor in a male dominated profession.  Her travel stories from that time included mishaps surrounding her dog Toto and her cat Kitty. After Divestiture, Dottie moved to Florida where she worked for American Bell, AT&T and eventually Lucent Technologies where she met her future husband, Jim Moore.

 Dottie’s friends and family were always amazed with her ability to recall so many stunningly detailed stories.  Those entertaining stories consisted of her outrageous misadventures with hilarious twists, as well as some hard-fought life lessons learned.   She posted many of these on FB, “shish-ka-poop”, “screw stew”, and “taping ants to the wall”, just to name a few.  If you get an opportunity, go to Dottie’s FB page and read some of her old posts, it’s a delightful way to reacquaint yourself with her.  And speaking of names, Dottie named everything she owned or had around the house; cars, statues, dog toys, her wheelchair, even Q-tips (those were “bug getter-outers”) used for fishing bugs out of her wine glass.  She also had nicknames for anyone close to her – in HS her friends were Chef, Jolly & Skindy. Her sister was Pohey, her best friend was Ethel, and she was Lucy, I was always Sweetie.  All of these and many more, had delightful stories behind them.  She also had a habit of saying one word when she meant to say another, I believe that’s called a malapropism.  Some of those words were definitely not PC.  Like the time she told someone “Hi, I’m so glad you’re black”, instead of ‘back’.  However, no one ever got mad at her for these Faux Pas.  In fact, it was part of her charm, and everyone loved her – everyone!

When she was younger, people often mistook her for Barbara Streisand, and she even won 1st place in a lookalike contest.  Dottie always put herself out there and as mentioned, she was never afraid to try new things.  Like building a house in a part of Orlando, which at the time was in the middle of nowhere.  No neighbors, just she and her dog Toto.  A few years later she decided to sign up to run a Marathon with the 1st Track Shack group.  The seasoned runners just shook their heads at these Long-Distance runner wanna-be’s.   But Dottie and her new friends prevailed, and she ended up running 3 Marathons, including the very 1st Disney Marathon.  Her running partner for those races ended up becoming her best friend, Sharon. whose daughters grew up knowing her as Aunt Dottie.

Dottie and her pets had always lived alone, but she made the male roommate adjustment after we became a couple.  She often said that she’d dated a lot of losers before she met me, so I guess we both came out on the plus side with that arrangement.  However, what really tested her isolationism a few years later, was when my teenage son, Neal, came to live with us.  That transition was very difficult for her, and she often referred to herself as his ‘Step Monster’.  The 1st week he was with us, he fell off his skateboard and broke his arm.  Dottie’s response – ‘Send him back, he’s broken’.  Her humor was always in evidence, and it was one of the things that endeared her to everyone.

Before Dottie became wheelchair bound, she loved to travel.  She planned spectacular trips for us here and abroad.  We traveled the Pacific Coast highway and spent a week touring cities along the way and in the Napa/Sonoma wine country, Seattle was another favorite destination as was a train/cruise vacation in Alaska where she took a helicopter ride and walked on a glacier.  Another great trip was with her company when we went to Phoenix and Sedona.  While there, she even piloted a glider with an instructor.  On the east coast we enjoyed time in NY City, Philadelphia, lower slower Delaware with my parents, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, St. Augustine, and of course all-around Atlanta.  Our foreign travels took us to Ottawa, London, France, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Australia (including the Great Barrier Reef).  When we were in St. Maarten we visited a jewelry store where the proprietor showed us an exquisite diamond ring.  We went next door to a local establishment and decided over a couple of Heinekens to buy that engagement ring and get married.  28 years later, we never regretted that decision.  The last trip she took was on the Royal Scotsman, an Orient Express Train which started in Edinburg and toured the entire country from Loch Ness to several ancient castles to Scotch distilleries, and finally to the Queen’s Royal Yacht. One of the ways she liked to remember each trip we took was to purchase a piece of local artwork.  She used these to decorate the house with a very eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures, and other memorabilia. All these disparate pieces somehow fit the personality of our house quite nicely.

Dottie loved Nature and animals, especially dogs and birds. When Toto passed away, she took me to an animal shelter where we selected a shy rescue dog named Ginger. We have had several other dogs since then, but Ginger and Dottie were inseparable.  They joined a local church group called ‘Canine Crusaders’ and trained together to learn how to visit and interact with seniors in Nursing Homes.  Her other passion was birds, she had more books about birds than we had room for on the bookshelves.  When we were in Australia at a rainforest sanctuary, a one-legged Lorikeet landed on her shoulder, kissed her cheek and said ‘Hello’ in her ear.  She really wanted to bring him home, but then she also wanted to bring home a wallaby.  Back home, sans foreign wildlife, she read that if you put an Owl box up high in a tree away from the streetlights, that eventually, Owls would nest in it. After some time had gone by without any takers, she got really excited one day when she finally noticed some activity around this perfectly placed nesting box.  Unfortunately, it turned out to be a colony of Africanized bees – oops!  Undeterred by that little miscalculation she always had bird feeders around the outside of the house that attracted all kinds of songbirds. In fact, one of the few joys she had in her life the last couple of years was watching all the different types of birds on the feeder outside her window in the library where she spent her days.

Dottie had such a good heart and was so very giving that it is hard to keep track of all whose lives she touched.  Many of whom never met her in person.  The ones that did knew her as Dotsey, Bubba, Buh, Aunt Dottie, Dotz, Mrs. Dottie, and Dorothy.  As an example of something so very Dottie – she had a FB friend who also had MS that passed away 2 months ago.  Yesterday, an email came in confirming Dottie’s gift of a tree she had planted in Dawn’s memory.  That thoughtfulness is one of the many ways that I will remember her.  For others, over the past month and since her death, literally hundreds of tributes and remembrances have come in thru texts, FB, email, and regular mail.  One of those messages epitomized the sentiments of many.

“Dottie was a gift to meet. Bet she touched the heart of each and every person she encountered. She connected with anyone she came across. We were just construction workers, but she made us feel like family. Wish I could treat people like Mrs. Dottie did, but that would be an impossibly tall order to fill. She had an impeccable heart with this innate ability to inhabit the hearts of others. I have measured other customers to Dottie and while some have a few of her characteristics none were near as lovable as she. The world is at a loss for those who knew her and for those who never got a chance to meet her. Truly one of a kind. I could never take her place, but I am just gonna be a little bit nicer to those I come across to try 'n make up for those who never had the chance to feel the love that emanated from her immaculate heart.”

Dottie fought through the pain and indignities of MS & CLL for so many years that when she finally gave herself permission to let go, she went peacefully, and gently faded away with her last breath. On the 1st of every month, I will always remember her by saying ‘Rabbit, Rabbit”.  Rest in Peace my love, your struggles are over. 3/8…2/4.

There will eventually be a Celebration of Life for Dottie, but in the meantime if you feel so inclined, a donation can be made in Dottie’s name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The website is  with a ‘donate’ button in the top right corner. It should ask you if this is in memory of someone special – you can write Dottie’s name and it will track the donations that come in for her.  You can also mail a check to the National MS Society PO Box 289, Canton, MA 02021 and include ‘in memory of Dottie Moore’. For questions or to donate by phone, call 1-800-344-4867.

Shirley May Gauthier


Shirley May Gauthier was born on January 3, 1937 in Mattoon, Illinois.  She went home to be with the Lord on October 14, 2023.

After graduating from high school, Shirl attended Michael Reese Nursing School in Chicago. While working at a Chicago hospital, she had a patient who introduced her to his son David.  They married in 1959. 

After several transitions, David and Shirl moved to Utah where she pursued her career as an RN.  Over the course of her 50 year nursing career she would serve people as a hospital nurse, director of the Tooele County Women’s, Infant’s, and Children’s program, a state regulator for medical facilities, a home health nurse, and finally as a home health hospice nurse.  Each of these roles flowed out of her strong desire to help others. 

Along her journey she found the deepest and most meaningful relationship in her life to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  He became the source of her life, the power for her  personal transformation, and the core message she shared with others. Jesus’ love for her  was her motivation for loving others.  This led she and David to join the ministry of Cru for several years where, together, they helped others know how to have a relationship with God and experience spiritual growth in their lives. She really loved people and enjoyed serving others whether through  helping meet their spiritual needs or helping step in and provide some informal “nursing” care as the opportunity arose. 

Shirl and David were married for 62 years.  She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and is survived by Mark (Kristi) Gauthier and Kathy (Jeff) Banks, 7 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.  She lived a life of purpose and love and will be deeply missed. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held at First Orlando in Henry Chapel at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 4.  A lunch reception will follow.  In lieu of flowers please make any donations to First Orlando.