Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Amanda Gamboa


Amanda Christine (Freeman) Gamboa has moved on to join our Lord. Amanda was born on November 27, 1976 in Rayne Louisiana. The youngest child of Richard Freeman Jr. and Marie Antoinette(Manette) Freeman (deceased) she grew up in a loving family and community with two sisters and one brother, Richard Freeman III (deceased). After high school she moved to Florida where she attended the University of Central Florida.  Her love and compassion for animals, which compliments her inside beauty, called her to her work at Clermont Animal Hospital South, where she worked for many years. She then met the Love of her Life, Reggie, and moved to Maryland where they started their precious family. She was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2016, which she battled and won! The family decided to move to Florida, where Amanda had previously lived for 17 years. Her cancer returned a few years later which unfortunately spread in her bones.

Amanda was a very loving, caring, and thoughtful person, who was always available to anyone in need. Her battle and story of perseverance has touched the hearts and inspired so many people that knew her. Her strongest characteristic trait to everyone she knew was how humble, kind, and strong she was as a fighter despite her unfortunate disposition. She always cherished having family time, especially with her precious children.

She will be missed tremendously by her surviving family:  Husband Reggie Gamboa, their daughter Ella, and son Noah; her father Richard Freeman, sisters Melissa (Missy) Freeman and Bridgette (Betsy) Freeman Stinson and nephews Jacob Stinson and Joshua Stinson and her Family-In-Law Henry and Regina Gamboa, Eric & Marivit Gamboa, John & Antonette Mendoza & children Lorenzo and Dominic, Reyhan & Maricele Gamboa & children Arielle & Andrew.

Please join us in remembering Amanda’s life on June 20 from 4:00PM- 8:00PM at Dobbs Funeral home - 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando, Florida 32811

Her Celebration of Life will be St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral on July 6 at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral – 721 Canal Blvd. Thibodaux Louisiana 70301

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Scott Edward Kierenia

                                                                   12/7/1976 – 6/6/2024 

Scott Kierenia, 47, gained his angel wings on June 6th, 2024.  Scott was born on December 7, 1976 in Plainfield, New Jersey, and grew up in Edison NJ.  The son of Charles and Gail Kierenia; Scott had 3 wonderful sisters growing up, Lisa, Tammy and Sue.  Scott was a 2000 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy.  After graduating, Scott became a pharmacist and was able to do what he truly loved, which was to help other people.  Scott and his friends from college decided to move to Virginia where he met his future wife, Lisa Coleman.  Scott and Lisa were married in Daytona Beach on May 25th, 2008. They lived in Alexandria and decided to move to Orlando when they were expecting their first child.  Scott and Lisa grew their family while living in Winter Garden, FL.  Their son, Landon, was born on 3/25/2011 and daughter, Ava on 4/25/2013; they were blessed.

 Scott was an amazing person with an infectious smile.  He was the life of the party, would give you the shirt off his back, poured his heart into coaching the kids’ soccer teams and always put others first.  Scott never met a stranger; he always found a way to quickly connect with people and make long-lasting friends.  Scott loved God.  He loved and cherished his mother’s memory, always admired and cared for his father, adored his sisters and valued his role as an uncle.  He loved his wife and kids more than anything in the world and always made time to spend with them.  He was a true family man.

Scott lived for his kids’ soccer seasons.  He dedicated so much time to planning with his fellow coaches, preparing line-ups, and encouraging all of his players to develop both their on-field skills as well as their life skills.  Scott’s presence on the field was felt by all and he would go home from the games with a hoarse voice. 

He absolutely loved rap music, hip hop, Dave Matthews, NY Giants, Soccer (especially coaching), his soccer families, NY Knicks, his amazing Pez dispenser collection, slurpies,  his favorite movie Elf, entertaining friends, elaborate (and very large) Halloween costumes and in general just loved to enjoy life surrounded by family and friends.

Scott was able to fuel his passion for helping others into a career in pharmacy.  He used his pharmaceutical knowledge both at his job and in life by always offering to counsel friends and strangers on their medications.  Scott’s desire to help others didn’t stop with his pharmacy advice. He always offered to help those around him.  Scott had a heart of gold and was an amazing son, brother, uncle, husband, father and friend.  

Scott is survived by his loving wife, Lisa; his son, Landon; his daughter Ava; and their dog, Barkley; his father, Charles; his sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Jim and their daughter, Jess; his sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Steve; their daughter and son, Rachel and Nick; his nephew, Erik; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gloria and Mark; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Todd and Eunyoung; and their daughter, Cate.  Scott was preceded in death by his mother, Gail and his sister, Sue.  

Please join us in Celebrating Scott’s Life on Friday June 14th at 11am.  We ask that everyone attend in Florida casual attire, as we know that’s much more Scott’s style and would be his preference.

The Celebration of Life will be held at Henry Chapel, First Baptist Church of Orlando.  The address is  3000 South John Young Pkwy Orlando, FL 32805.  There will also be a reception after for family and friends at Faith Hall. 

To continue Scott’s focus on helping people in need, in lieu of flowers, and in his honor, please consider a donation to Dave’s House, whose mission is to end homelessness for men and women with serious mental illnesses

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Robert Kendel Jr

Robert Bruce Kendel Jr, was born July 13, 1970 at Orlando Regional Hospital in Orlando Florida. and went home to be with his Lord on May 13th 2024 surrounded by his wife children and parents.  He was a dearly loved husband, father and  son.

 Robbie growing up was always helpful and learned to cook at a young age. He  became a cub scout in  pack 236 in 1981 and received an award from the club for putting out a fire on the kitchen stove.  He resided in Orlando, Florida until   1982 when his family moved to Louisiana he and attended school there until his graduation.. He played drums  in the band at Henry Ford Junior High School,  Avondale Louisiana and had learned to play piano after only six lessons. While in Avondale he worked for Winn Dixie while attending school. 

He moved back to the Orlando area  in early 2000,s. 

He loved his music and went on to play guitar along with other instruments  and played with at least two bands. 

He loved going to church and also played  at Oak Ridge Baptist Church as their pianist.

Roller Skating was also one of his loves as well as cooking along with his love for music. 

He attended and graduated from Culinary School in Kissimmee. Robbie went on to work for Angel's and Sonic before becoming unable to work.

Robbie met the love of his life  Kimberly Ballo,  and  they married May 9 2004 and began their life together  and were married for 20 years. They have two children Robert Kendel III  and Aspen Dawn Kendel.  Robbie had great love for family and always put them first after his Lord.

Robbie is dearly missed and has been loved by his family and he will always be in our hearts.

There will be a memorial service, for Robert Bruce Kendel, Jr. at Galatian Baptist Church 6501 Randolph  Pine Castle, Florida  on  June 15th and 2 PM.  

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Kimberly Chimber

Kimberly Chimber passed away from her body on this Earth on May 9th 2024, before crossing over to a euphoric dimension of serene peace free of pain and suffering. 

She was born in the Wild West of Wyoming but her soul found its forever home on the tranquil beaches of Florida. 

Kimberly is the youngest of her mother’s daughters and is the favorite little sister to her big sister. Kimberly brought 5 beautiful souls into this world and being their mom was her heart’s devotion. 

While we continue our journey through life we will cherish every visit that we have with Kimberly in the realm of sleep making new memories as we dream.

Elisa Tyson

Elisa Hertha Louise Tyson (nee Gabel), born on October 13, 1941, passed away on May 5, 2024. She is survived by her husband J. Gordon Tyson; daughters Jessica Tyson and Cassandra Dawn Wright (nee Tyson); sons-in-law Kevin Gonzalez and Charlie Wright; grandsons Alexander Frazier and Pierce Wright; and siblings Bernadine "Ol" McMurray (nee Gabel), Hans Gabel, David Gabel, and their families. 

 She was preceded by her parents, Jean L. Gabel and Wilhelmina Gabel (nee van Beemdelust); brother Kees Gabel; sister Jeanne Jagdeo (nee Gabel); parents-in-law Pierce Tyson and Renee Tyson (nee Lyons); and sister-in-law Denise Tyson. 

 Elisa was born in Djember, Indonesia, to a Dutch father and Indo mother (mixed European and indigenous native) and was raised Catholic. After WWII, they stayed in Indonesia for several years as their family grew, and Elisa earned the nickname "Bob/Bobbie" due to her tomboyishness.  Forced to relocate to Holland due to post-war upheavals, they eventually moved with help from The Church to California in the '60s, where her father had a waiting job with Minute Maid/Coca Cola. They moved several times, including to Houston, Texas, then Orlando, Florida. When her family moved back to Houston, she stayed in Florida. 

 During their time in Orlando, Elisa and her mother joined a local international women's organization called the Cosmopolitan Club, where she first met her future mother-in-law, and then her soon-to-be husband, Gordon. They were married September 29th, 1974 at St. James Catholic Cathedral in Orlando. 

 With Gordon away in the Navy, Elisa stayed in Orlando with the girls, fostering independence, literacy, and the arts. Though not always rich in funds, she made sure to encourage knowledge, through her women's club, public libraries, art and history galleries, nature parks, music, crafting, thrifting, and finding outlets for the myriad curiosities of her girls. When she retired, she delighted in her grandchildren and traveling stateside and abroad with Gordon when possible. She obtained her U.S. citizenship in 2012.

 Her memorial service is set for Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 3:00pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL, 32811.  In lieu of flower offerings, please consider a donation to your local Scouting troop and/or public library/history center.

Monday, May 13, 2024

Cynthia Schneiderwind


1961 --------Cindy --------2024

Cynthia Lou Schneiderwind, age 62 of Orlando, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024.  

Cindy leaves to cherish her memory her loving family, daughter Samantha (Gary) Gratz, grandchildren Kyla & Logan Gratz, Mother, Darlene Schneiderwind, brothers Todd Schneiderwind, Louis “Scott” Schneiderwind, Erik Schneiderwind, Mark (Paula) Schneiderwind, sisters Krista (Rafael) Davila III, Trena (Jim) Younglove, Godfather & Uncle Raymond Nielsen and numerous nieces and nephews


Cindy was preceded in death by her father, Louis M. H. Schneiderwind, Jr and her grandparents Raymond & Irene Nielsen


She was born in Desplains, Illinois, Cindy was a free spirit who loved cooking, singing, & dancing.


The family will be receiving friends at Salem Lutheran Church, 7900 Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL. 32819 on Saturday, May 18th, 2024 from 

12:00 pm until 1:00 pm followed by the Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 pm with Pastor Derrick Hoven Officiating.  There will be a reception immediately following the service.  

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Sonya Ramsay Young

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Sonya Ramsay Young, born on March 28, 1938 in the parish of Hanover, Jamaica and passed on April 28, 2024.

 We will remember her forever.

Children: Allyson(Patrick) Prince, and Camille(Chris) Gabay and Safron Ramsay(Deceased).

Grandchildren: Sean-Patrick(Anniki), Adrian(Corina), Danielle(Chad), and Nicholas(Bryony)

Great-Grandchildren: Chloe, Gabrielle, and Sienna

 Service Information:

Funeral Service is being held Saturday May 11, 2024

 Service: 1:00pm

 Quest Church:

1450 Citrus Oaks Ave

Gotha, FL 34734

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Dianne Simpson

 In Loving Memory of Dianne Simpson

Dianne Simpson was born December 10th 1954(69yrs)
to the Parents of Billy Simpson(Deceased) and
Maryann Simpson.

On April 11th 2024 Dianne Simpson passed away peacefully

She gave her life to Christ at a early age
She was very Educated and Sophisticated always loving, giving, sharing and very out spoken. She is survived by her son Jerry Barney(Sonya) her Mother Maryann Simpson, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Brothers, Billy Simpson and Kym Simpson ..Sisters Donna Simpson, Darlene Gordon, Tammy Simpson and Denise Terry.

She was precious in God's sight and in our sight
She was Dearly Loved and will be very missed.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there should be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away....Revelation 21:4

Special Thanks for all the many, calls, cards and Love shown to our Family.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Rosena Dumas

 Her children arise and call her blessed”-Proverbs 31:28


“Mama, Mommy, Grandma, Rose, Rosey, Tati, Friend, these are some of the names of our precious Rosena Dumas.


Born on August 29, 1946, in Cap-Haitian, Haiti, to Seide Dumas and Francoise Dumas. The fourth child of 11. She was always a protector of those she loved.


Her love for the Lord was incredible. Even in her sickness, she would raise her hands and give Him praise.  Even with her failing eyes, she had her Bible next to her reading.  She lived out her faith in God by how she treated others. She always made sure you were okay.  She would literally give her last. Even in her last days, she was always asking her grandchildren and her daughter, “Did you eat?”.


She always put others before herself, just as the Bible says we should.


She was full of life! She loved to take rides in the car just to look at different places. One of her favorite words was “wow”. She had this child-like joy when she looked at the world. It didn’t take much for her to be happy and to appreciate the little things in life.


She was the mother to her only child, Josie Cinalien. Their bond was indescribable. Josie was the pride of her life. The love between them was unshakeable. Even in her last days, she was making sure that Josie was okay. She held her face as she whispered her blessings to her.


She was a “mother” to many, whose lives she has touched beyond this life.  It was the way she cared about you that made you felt important to her.


She was the grandmother to Yvonika, Kahlea, and Amerh. They were the loves of her life. She would make sure each of them felt loved in a special way. She walked them to school each day and would have conversations that taught them life lessons that will carry them through their journey in life.


She was an amazing cook and she would always make sure to fix a plate for you. She also loved to work in the yard doing gardening and taking care of the plants.  She had that special touch that could bring a dying plant back to life.  She was an interior decorator. You would leave the house one way and when you came back, everything would be rearranged and you wondered how she managed to move all that heavy furniture by herself. 


She loved to look at the sunset. While she was in the hospital, she would make sure that her blinds were open so that she could look at the beauty in the sky, and just say “Wow.”


She loved her family and those she called friends.  She has left behind her beloved siblings, a host of nieces and nephews and a village of people who loved her beyond this lifetime. 


There is no one who could call your name like she would to make you feel so special as she did.


The sun set on her life, April 23, 2024, but her memories live on forever. Our hearts will forever have a missing piece that will never be replaced. We find strength in knowing that we will see her again. We know that she is dancing in heaven happily and has no more pain.


Thank you for the borrowed time you spent with us and the footprint you left on our hearts.  We will miss you forever, our forever angel, Rosena Dumas.

The family would like to thank all those have surrounded us during this time.  WE ASK INSTEAD OF FLOWERS, MONETARY DONATION IS APPRECIATED VIA CASH, ZELLE, VENMO OR PAYPAL AT 4076979416

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024 Church at the Cross- 700 Good Homes Rd., Orlando, FL 32818

Viewing 930 to 1030AM. Service 1030 to 1130.  Cemetery at 12:30 at Orlando Memorial Gardens 5264 Ingram Rd., Apopka, FL 32703

The family will receive guests at the Repast at Church at the Cross following the burial at 700 Good Homes Rd., Orlando, FL 32818

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Alice Davis Mackenzie


Alice Davis Mackenzie, 95, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and long-time Winter Park resident died at home April 15, 2024.

Born in 1929 and raised in Katonah, New York, Alice graduated Bedford Hills High School at 16 and attended Russell Sage College and the Maryland College for Women earning a B.A. in 1949.

After raising her six children, she pursued her love of running, completing four marathons, including the infamous New York City Marathon in 1988 at age 59, and the inaugural Walt Disney World Marathon in 1994. A familiar participant in Central Florida road races, she celebrated her 90th birthday at the Winter Park Road Race and enjoyed a huge crowd rendition of happy birthday.

Running, hiking, and traveling were Alice’s passions and she participated in many Road Scholar programs. In 1992, she met Jack Burns and together they navigated much of the Appalachian Trail. With family and friends, Alice traveled to Germany, Spain, Israel, and had extended stays in England and Italy.

Alice loved her garden.  We will always think of her when we “deadhead” our plants. Her yard was truly a paradise of native plants.  She also served as a regular volunteer in the Winter Park Library’s New Leaf Book Store for 15+ years.

Survived by Margaret “Marti” Mackenzie (George) of New York, NY; John Mackenzie (Sandi) of North Salem, NY; James Mackenzie of Sterling, VA; Betsy Hughes (Jon) of Orlando, FL; Kit Mackenzie of Dubuque, IA and Mary Hooper (Duane) of Atlanta, GA as well as 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Alice was a devoted member of St. Richard’s Episcopal Church in Winter Park where a Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 10th at 4 pm with a Remembrance Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of Alice’s favorite non-profits.

Track Shack Youth Foundation

Track Shack Youth Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports health and fitness programs for our youth. Track Shack - TrackShack Foundation

Saint Richard’s Episcopal Church, Winter Park, Florida

We are a church on a mission to discover God’s Grace, change ourselves, and change the world.

Mead Botanical Garden,

Mead Botanical Garden Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to connecting people with nature. Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift – Mead Botanical Garden

Monday, March 25, 2024

Teresita Telleria-Herrero

Teresita (Tere) Telleria-Herrero passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2024.  Tere was born on September 27, 1951, in San Antonio de los Banos La Habana, Cuba to Jorge and Haydee Herrero.    Tere didn’t live an extraordinary life, but she did manage many obstacles that would have broken a lesser person.  She fled Cuba to Spain to be freed from communism, emigrated to the United States to New Jersey and made her way with her young family to Florida.  She was funny, sharp, and witty; loved art, music, obsessed with crime dramas, and would talk off your ear, if you let her.  She is survived by her former husband and close friend Jorge, parents Jorge and Haydee, her siblings, Esther, Norma and Jorge, her children Raul, Teresita and Natalie, and her grandchildren, Nathan, Sadie, and Violet.  While she will be desperately missed, we find solace in knowing that she’s now in heaven with her granddaughter Gianni.  Services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 11AM-1PM at Dobbs Funeral Home at 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando Florida 32811

Friday, March 15, 2024

Rupert Byfield

Rupert Ricardo Byfield, lovingly referred to as Ronnie, was born on March 12, 1945, in Kingston, Jamaica, and departed this life on March 11, 2024. He was the adored son of the late Issac Byfield and Rachel Baker. His wife, Cecile Byfield, and his two children, Jennifer Williams, married to Willie Williams, and Richard Byfield, married to Wynel Byfield, survive him.

Ronnie’s memory is kept alive through his three grandchildren: Latoya, Lakeisha, and LeSean Williams, and his four great-grandchildren: Brandon, Carter, Areya, and Dawson Yates. His brother, Rudolph Byfield, sister in laws Jennifer and Jacqueline Carroll, brother in laws Paul and Michael Carroll and niece Tamara Plummer also survive him.

Before retiring, Rupert worked as an accountant at the Long Island Rail Road in New York City. Ronnie was an enthusiastic cricketer and was actively involved in the Kingston Cricket Club in Jamaica and the Staten Island Cricket Club in the United States after he migrated. Ronnie was known for his service to others, especially his efforts to assist the homeless in New York City through the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

His devotion to God was apparent in his service to his fellow church members at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New York and the Church of the Ascension in Orlando after relocating to Florida.

In his spare time, Ronnie enjoyed playing dominoes with friends, traveling around the world, and baking—a hobby he nurtured from a young age. His renowned Easter bun, which he shared with family and friends around the world, will be greatly missed during Easter celebrations.

Eugene Hafich

Eugene Joseph Hafich passed away very peacefully at his home on March 2, 2024 after loosing his brave 4year battle with cancer.

He received outstanding care from Lake Nona VA hospital physicians and Advent Hospice Home Care.

Gene was born in Dunmore,Pa., graduated Dunmore High School in 1964.

He was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the Ft. Riley,Ks. 9th Army Infantry Artillery division  from 1966-1968.

Gene has lived in Orlando since 1976 working in screen printing and inks making lifelong friends of coworkers and clients.

He enjoyed his passion of gardening while volunteering as a Master Gardener with the UF extension agency and Head Start programs in Orange County schools.

Along with numerous friends Gene will be deeply missed by his life partner, Victoria Black, his daughter Amanda Bond(Kent), 2 grandsons Keegan and Connor Bond and 3 sisters Kathryn Ogden ,Martha Hafich,Ann Carenzo and 4 nephews. Thomas Ogden, Michael Carenzo,Peter Carenzo and Christopher Carenzo.


Thursday, March 14, 2024

Florencia Rincon


Florencia Noemi Rincon (Noni) moved from life on earth to eternal life in heaven on March 13, 2024 at age 87.

Noni was born is Santa Ana Misiones, Argentina. She moved to Boston, Mass USA in 1965 where she meet her husband Jose Manuel Rincon. In 1976 she moved to Bogota Colombia with her husband and daughter. In 1990 she moved to Orlando, FL where she lived until the end with her husband and son.

Noni  enjoyed homemaking, cooking, sewing, her plants, she loved her Merriday and adored her grandkids. She was a big futbol fan, there was no team better than Argentina. No better player than Maradona and later Messi. She was the happiest woman when Argentina again,  won the World Cup in 2023. 

Noni was loving, fun, thoughtful, welcoming and supportive. 

 Noni is survived by her husband of 53 years, Jose Manuel (Manolo) Rincon; daughter Diana Wagner-Rincon: son Manuel Jose Rincon; grandchildren Megan K. Wagner (Languell); Veronica M. Rincon; Eli M. Wagner; Bailey M. Wagner; Andres Rincon and Leonardo Rincon.

A celebration of life will be held on Tueaday March 19, 2024 at the family home after the burial. Viewing is at Dobbs Funeral Home 430 N Kirkman Rd Orlando on March 18, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Mass at St James Cathedral Catholic Church downdown Orlando at 2:00 pm. Burial at Greenwood Cementary following mass.

The family graciously requests that in lieu of flowers since they are not allow do to lent, donations to offset last minute expenses can be place in envelops provided at the funeral home or

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Natividad Westcomb

 Westcomb, Natividad 01/01/1952 - 02/29/2024 Orlando, FL Natividad (Vida) Westcomb, age 72, of Kissimmee, Florida passed away Thursday, February 29th, 2024 at the Halifax Health Hospice facility of Ormond Beach, FL. She was born in Manila, Philippines the daughter of the late Capitulina Sano Ginete and Pedro Andoy Ginete. 

Natividad met her husband in San Diego, CA, moved to Muskegon Michigan and resided in Michigan for over 30 years before settling in Florida. She retired from computer room operations at Alcoa Howmet Corporation. She was an avid volunteer at VA Medical Center of Orlando and Advent Health Kissimmee. She was a member of First Baptist Orlando Church, the First Orlando choir, Heartsong, Todo Divas, and an honorary member of PNACF. She loved to travel with her sister and family, sing and dance, and was a light to all who knew her. 

Natividad is preceded in death by her parents, brother Rolando Ginete, husband Stephen Westcomb, and son Jared Ryan Westcomb (1986) and leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Heidi Lanae Warnez (Daniel) of Orlando; son Matthew Stephen Westcomb (Christy) of Arvada, CO; twin sister Susie Uyeji (George) of San Diego, CA; two brothers, Junior Ginete of San Diego, CA and Reynaldo Ginete (Delia) of Virginia Beach, VA; one loving sister-in-law Amelia Ginete of Daly City, CA; grandchildren - Kennedy, Sarah and Finley Warnez of Orlando, Grayson, Ava and Olivia Westcomb of Arvada. 

The family will have a viewing at 12:30 PM with a funeral service to follow at 1:30 PM on Friday, March 22nd, at First Baptist Church of Orlando with Dr. David Uth, Pastor officiating. A small reception will be provided afterward. 



Friday, March 8, 2024

Rinaldo Fabrizio


Rinaldo “Ron” Fabrizio, a devout Catholic and loving family man with a gift for making others laugh, departed this life on Monday, March 4, at age 90.

Ron was born in Manhattan, New York, and grew up a huge fan of the New York Yankees and playing stick ball in the streets with his three brothers and other Italian boys. Asked one time who was the best at stick ball among the brothers, Ron said, “If I have to be honest, it was me.”

Ron was drafted by the Army and served for a time in Germany as a medical tech. He was discharged in 1957 and moved to Florida, reuniting with his brothers and living with them for a time. The brothers had fine singing voices, and a couple of them played instruments, so they enjoyed making music together.

Around the time of his Army discharge, Ron would occasionally show up to his older sister Sally’s hair appointment. The young hairdresser was named Carol, and she would become Ron’s wife of 61 years. They would raise six children and celebrate the arrival of eight grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Ron and Carol settled in Pinellas Park and became mainstays at the Davis Fields ballfields, where all four of their boys were standout athletes. Ron was especially adept at teaching the kids baseball, and he would often hit his sons and their cousins fly balls in the Skyview Elementary School field behind their house.

The family were longtime parishioners at Sacred Heart Church in Pinellas Park and, later, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Clearwater. After Carol’s passing in 2020, Ron remained very devout in his faith. He moved in with his son, Paul, and daughter-in-law, Lourdes (Lulu), and attended Incarnation Catholic Church in Orlando.

Ron was a jokester and a prankster – so much so that people he worked with long ago at the General Electric plant in Largo still talk about his antics today. He was famous for his unexpected animal impressions and his relentless teasing of anyone who was a little tight with the dollar bill. He was also known for his love of Notre Dame football and the great Italian quarterbacks in the NFL, although he tired of the politics in big-time sports and finally turned to the Golf Channel.

He always counted his blessings, but Ron experienced profound sadness in his later years, losing Carol and three of their six children. Ron’s three brothers and a sister also went before him, and they had all been especially close. He remained close with his remaining children, his grandchildren, and a niece, Amber Tidwell who visited frequently.

Two days before he died, great-granddaughter Gianna came to visit and he erupted with joy. Together with daughter Debra, Grandchild Kara, and sister Madeline, they laughed and sang and told stories until he fell asleep.

Ron is survived by sons Paul (Lourdes-Lulu) and Steven (Gina); daughter Debra; grandchildren Gregory Jr., Timothy, Johnathon, Megan, Kara, Katelynn, Jon Paul, Nina, and 4 great grandchildren; His sisters Madeline (Ed) Leberator and Faye Scaglione are also still living.

He is in preceded in death by his wife, Carol, sons Gregory, Chris, and daughter Therese (Mike) Rickards, as well as brothers Vincent, Louis, Anthony (known as Tex) and sister Sally.

A requiem Mass service will take place on March 14, 2024, at 7 a.m. at Incarnation Catholic Church, 1515 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804. Following the funeral mass, a small service will take place at 12 noon at the Chapel at Calvary Cemetery , 5233 118th Ave. N., Clearwater, FL 33760. For those attending the mass, please allow an extra 40 minutes due to very heavy traffic on I-4. Because the church was destroyed by a fire in 2023, the social hall has been converted to worship space. It’s the two-story building on the right side of the church. Please enter through the doors located at the center of the building from the sidewalk on Edgewater Drive.

In lieu of flowers, a donation for the re-building of the church would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the mass.  

Jerry Arthur Lake


Jerry Arthur Lake, 90, of Windermere, FL, died March 6, 2024

Jerry was born in Jacksonville, FL in 1933 to William Perry Lake, Jr. and Violet Larner Lake. He attended Landon HS and Jacksonville University before graduating from the University of Florida in 1955 with a bachelor degree and later a master’s in mechanical engineering. 

His first job was at the Bendix Corporation in Baltimore MD, where he worked on a top-secret project with the U.S. Navy on the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus (SSN-571).

He met Patricia Ann Davis in Jacksonville on a blind date and they married a year later in 1956.

In 1958, he accepted a new job and moved to Orlando to work at what is now Lockheed Martin. He worked his entire career on the guidance system of the US Army’s Pershing ballistic missile. His career was cut short in 1985, when he was hit head-on in a car accident.

In 1959, Jerry and Pat moved to the Town of Windermere on Lake Down. He helped start the original Windermere Little League in 1971. His lifetime hobbies included boating, salt-water fishing, real estate investing, genealogy, troubleshooting any problem, and his favorite - working on engines of any kind.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings: William Perry Lake III, Arlene Garrett, Herbert Lake, Thomas Lake, and Robert Lake. He is survived by his loving wife: Patricia Davis Lake, sons: Don (Debi) and Jay: grandchildren Danielle (Brett) Evans, Bethany Stiles, Julie, Davis, and Violet and great grandson Bode Evans.

Services will be held Wednesday, March 13 at Dobbs Funeral Home 30 N Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811 - Visitation 10:00 am / Service 11:00 am. Burial will follow at the Winter Garden Cemetery.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Neal Blancato

Neal Blancato, 73, of Englishtown, NJ passed away Friday, February 23rd, at Saint Joseph Hospital, Wayne, NJ. 

Neal was born in Manhattan, NY on March 21, 1950,.

He served in the U.S. Army National Guard during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged.

A graveside service with military honors was held for Neal on Friday March 1, 2024 at Woodlawn Memorail Park in Orlando, FL. 

Friday, March 1, 2024

Michael J Spencer

Michael J Spencer, an exemplary husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, mentor and Marine, passed on February 20, 2024, in the arms of his beloved wife of 40 years Peggy Ann.

Michael was born on December 18, 1946, in Fort Sheridan Illinois to William Lafayette Spencer and Mary Katherine O'Donnell.  Due to parental abandonment Michael and his older brother Bill, (who passed on October 14 2022) were placed in Maryville Academy Orphanage.  Under the tutelage of Rev. John Smyth the Spencer boys excelled.  They championed each other in basketball, football, (capturing the third CMC crown in 1963). They found their love of music and became skilled musicians (Michael played string bass and Bill trumpet). They were achievers.  Michael found his love for the written word while serving on the school newsletter "The Voice." and continued to keep in touch with his fellow Maryville Alumni over the years.

 Upon graduation Michael joined the Marine Corp.  It was in boot camp training he forged a lifelong bond with fellow Marine David L Stover.  Michael and David were shipped out to Vietnam and were assigned as Scout Snipers to the 1st Battalion 9 Marines. Michael participated in over 12 back-to-back Operations in Vietnam until he was wounded. When David was asked about his combat experiences with Michael he replied "Vietnam was hell on earth. It was a daily diet of terror, destruction and death. We were blanketed in blood and bathed in agent orange.  Michael somehow managed in this inferno of fear to find a way to lift our spirits up with his unique humor.  He was my hero." The artillery fire may have destroyed his left leg, but not his spirit or the love for the written word.  Michael attended Medill School of Journalism Northwestern University and honed his writing skills as a Research Assistant for columnists Cloherty & Owens of the Washington Post. Michael returned to Chicago and became the Executive Editor of Chicago Faces Magazine.  It was there in the windy city that a gale of love blew into his office stronger than a Nor'easter in February and hotter that Asphalt in August.  Michael's wife Peggy always said, "I took one look at him and that was it! he never had a chance." Michael and Peggy were married in 1984. 
Michael, Peggy and Billy, Peggy's young son from a prior marriage moved to Whitefish Bay Wisconsin.  Michael took the position as Public Relations Specialist for the First Wisconsin National Bank of Milwaukee but more importantly he became a father to Billy. Little did he know what he was taking on, but he did an amazing job. Billy named his first son Spencer.  In 1986 he was hired by The Mark Travel Corporation; it was a move that changed his life.  Michael flourished within the unique corporate environment created by Bill La Macchia. 
Bill and his wife Sharon knew if they put people first, the profits would follow.  Michael was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager of South West Airlines Vacations Operated by The Mark Travel Corporation, located in Orlando, FL. Where he and his family moved to Bay Hill in Orlando Florida in 1990. The following years were golden.  Michael loved his job. He appreciated his extensive staff.  He knew their names and truly cared about them and their families. Company picnics were a gathering everyone treasured.  His office door was always open, if you needed him, he was there for you.  The Spencer home was dubbed " The Bay Hill Bed and Breakfast" because his front door was always revolving with family and friends who visited. Michael shared himself shuttling visitors to attractions, theme parks, golf tournaments and favorite restaurants. He treasured his grandchildren, creating special moments for each visit whether it was taking them up in a helicopter or co- piloting a small airplane. 

In January of 2001, he bought Peggy her vacation dream home in Bethune Beach, New Smyrna Florida. They named it quite simply "The Beach House." That too was shared with family and friends to create lifetime memories for generations. Michael spoke to his brother Bill every day until he passed. Bill's extraordinary wife Paulette understood their connection too and commented to Peggy "let's try and find some peace in knowing that their conversations have now continued."   

Michael is survived by his wife: Peggy Ann, and "son" Bill R. Diehl, (Kathleen).

Grandchildren: Kendall Marie, Spencer Christopher, Tristan Patrick Lee, Kieran Joseph.

Half-Sibling: Kevin Keane

Sister-in- Law: Paulette Spencer

Sister-in- Law: Coral Jean (Hoag)

Cousin: Peggy (O'Donnell) Barnett (Robert)

Nieces and Nephews: Vanessa, Jenny, William (Vickie) Michele, Kelly, Lauren, Nicholas, Kelly Lynn (Paul) Amy Marie (Scott) Carrie Ann (Patrick) 

Daughter and Son of his soul: Chrissy Marie Malukiewicz, Christopher N. Luecke

Preceded in death by his brother: William J Spencer (Paulette)

There will be a private family service and internment at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery and a Salute to Michael’s life to be announced at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may in memory of Michael J. Spencer To

Semper Fi & America's Fund

825 College Blvd Suite 102                                                                   

PMB 609 

Oceanside, CA 92057                                                                  

The Rev. John P. Smyth Standing Tall Charitable Foundation


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Angela Fields

Angela Fields, age 97, of Orlando, Florida, passed away peacefully on Thursday February 1, 2024. She was born in 1926 and raised in a small coal mining town in Pennsylvania by her parents John and Angela Zuber along with brothers Mike and John Zuber and sister Emily Klecha. She along with her mother and siblings relocated to New Jersey when their father John passed away just as Angela graduated from high school.

As she was patriotic during the Second World War, Angela moved to New York City and became an Emergency Room Registered Nurse and lived the cosmopolitan lifestyle in Manhattan. She was in Times Square as a nurse on VJ day of WWII. After serving as an ER nurse for a number of years  including at a VA Medical facility, she followed the recommendation of her Senior Resident
 Surgeon and decided to offer her skills to the United States Air Force and was commissioned as a First Lieutenant. Her relationship with the USAF and the military would strongly influence most choices she made for the rest of her life. While on active duty she met and married her love Richard Fields, a USAF fighter pilot. Sadly Richard passed away in 1967 in an aircraft accident leaving Angela with two preschool sons, Robert and David. Angela and sons relocated to New Jersey to be closer to family support and she went back to school to complete her Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees and serve as a nurse and hospital administrator. When her sons finished school she relocated to central Florida and she spent many happy working and retired years along the Atlantic Coast.

Angela is survived by sons Robert Fields and David Fields (Mary), along with grandchildren Kenny Fields and Catherine Vasquez as well as Sisters-in-law Rita Rae Nossaman and Judy Rutledge and Brother-in-law Harold Rutledge as well as numerous nieces and nephews on both Richard’s and Angela’s sides. She was predeceased by parents John and Angela Zuber, her husband Captain Richard Fields and her siblings Mike and John Zuber and sister Emily Klecha as well as their spouses. She was the last surviving member of her generation on her family’s side. She was also predeceased by Parents-in-law Kenneth and Aneita Fields and Brother-in-law Kenneth "Corky" Fields.

Angela maintained lifelong friendships with fellow nurses and relationships with all family members as well as often meeting new friends and cultivating recent friendships. All who knew her loved her numerous stories of her fascinating life and admired her dedication and support toward all people associated with the US military. She loved and was a proud member of the Society of Air Force Nurses. She was a Vietnam War veteran and was extremely honored to have been able to participate in a Veteran’s Honor Flight to Washington D.C. during her later years. She was blessed with frequent visits from friends, veteran, volunteer and church support groups and she remained forever grateful to all those wonderful folks.

On Thursday March 7, 2024 at 10:30 there will be a Celebration of Life and Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church Chapel at 5125 South Apopka Vineland Road in Orlando, Florida 32819 followed by a dedication and interment in the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, Florida at 2:30. Holy Family Church does not permit additional flowers or decorations so while appreciated we ask in lieu of flowers those who wish may make a contribution to Holy Family Catholic Church, Orlando or to any charity which supports US Veterans in Angela's memory.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Susan I. Telleria-Guerra


Susan I. Telleria-Guerra age 60 of Sanford, Florida. Peacefully passed to eternal life on February 25, 2024. Born on July 14, 1963 in Jersey City, NJ to parents Antonio and Olga Telleria.

Susan grew up in Union City, NJ and graduated from Emerson High School in 1981. She then attended   Fairleigh-Dickinson University, Teaneck,NJ and graduated with a degree in industrial engineering. She then moved to Orlando, Florida and received a MBA in 1999 from the University of Central Florida. Susan went on to start her own successful business.

Susan met her husband Julio Guerra,Jr. in 1997  and they married in 1998 in Orlando. They just celebrated their 25th anniversary.  In 1999, they had their son Matthew.

Susan is survived by husband Julio Guerra,Jr. and son Matthew Guerra, mother Olga Telleria, sister Olga Telleria- Khoudmi, and brothers Tony, George and Ernest Telleria.  Preceeded in death by father Antonio Telleria.

Susan was a loving and caring wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt. She had a big and generous heart. Her devotion to family and friends was immeasureable.   

Susan was a great cook, an avid photographer, loved to travel, and the best hockey mom to her son who never missed a game.  She was also a mom to her German Shepard Zane, who never left her side.

A viewing  will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024  from 5pm-8pm with service at 7pm at Dobbs Funeral Home,430 North Kirkman Road Orlando, FL 32811

Interment will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 10:00am at Mount Peace Cemetery, 775 E. 10th St. St.Cloud , FL 34769

Reception to follow at Ralph V. Chisholm Regional Park 4700 Chisholm Park Trail St.Cloud, FL 34771

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations  be made to: Tunnel to Towers Foundation- and St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital-*spr2ec*_ga*MTQ2MjMyODMzMi4xNzA5MjI1MzUw*_ga_KKJBEGGEYM*MTcwOTIyNTM0OS4xLjAuMTcwOTIyNTM0OS42MC4wLjA.#!/donation/checkout

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Robert A. Wilroy


 “Bob” of Orlando Florida passed away on January 30, 2024 at the age of 88.  Bob was born in Memphis TN. on January 27, 1936, the son of the late V. Doris Hunter and Robert B Wilroy. He worked hard after a short time in the Army and beginning a career in computers, that led to working on Apollo missions at Nasa and eventually his own computer company. He made Orlando his permanent home in 1977. He loved his family, dancing, working with his wife in antiquities and making people smile! 

Bob is survived by his two children, Ava L. Sims and Rex (Liz) A. Wilroy.  He also leaves behind his sister Doris (Pruitt) W. Fulmer, brother Mike (Sonja) Kirby and his granddaughter Christina B. Wilroy.  He is preceded in death by his wife Betty L. Wilroy.

Robert will be honored in a private ceremony for family and friends Wednesday February 21, 2024 11:00AM at Dr. Phillips Cemetery.

In lieu of Flowers, please make a donation to help support a local pet rescue or Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

Monday, February 5, 2024

James Younglove

 James Allen Younglove, age 81 of Clermont, Florida, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2024. James was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of William and Marie (Furlong) Younglove. He served in the United States Marine Corps and had a long 34-year career with United Airlines. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois, married and raised his children in Schiller Park, Illinois, and moved to Clermont Florida in 2007.

Jim will be missed not only by family and friends but all who worked under his supervision, neighbors, and all who have been touched by him.

He leaves to cherish his memory wife Helen (Edwards) Younglove of Clermont; his Children Jim Younglove (Trena) and Heather Moritz (Ricky). Eight grandchildren: Erin, Jacob, Darlene, Erik & Carter Younglove and Chloe, Brianna, & Aidan Moritz. He is also survived by his sister Eileen Younglove of Marco Island, Florida, and brother Larry Younglove (Patricia), and their children Beth, Joe, & Terry (Kim) Younglove of Schaumburg, Illinois. As well as a great uncle to Terry and Kim’s children Gregory, Grace, and Gemma. Brother-in-law Dan Edwards (Karleen), Sister-in-law Marie Edwards, and her children Cindy, Roy, and Michael (Erin) Edwards.

The family will be receiving family and friends at Holy Family Catholic Church at 5125 S. Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32819 on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from 10:00 am until 11:00 am followed by the funeral Mass at 11:00 AM with Fr Martin in the Daily Chappel. There will be a reception following the Mass. In the future, Interment at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. There will be a celebration of Life in Illinois in July of 2024. In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of James A. Younglove to St. James Cathedral School Annual Fund Annual Fund 2021-2022 ( or Bishop Moore Catholic High School’s BMC Fund

The funeral Mass will be live-streamed starting at 11 am EST at htps://