Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Joan A. Collette


Joan A. Collette, 88, of Ocoee, FL, formerly of Watertown, NY passed away on January 9, 2024 under the care of her family and Hospice of Orlando, FL.

 Born April 16, 1935 in Watertown, NY, daughter of Charles and Evelyn Stevens, she graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy in 1953.

 She married Ronald R. Collette on October 3, 1953 at Holy Family Church with the Rev. Robert J. McCarthy officiating.

 Joan enjoyed traveling and spending time with the love of her life, Ronnie.

 She is survived by three daughters and their spouses, Cathy and Rick Belcher, Ocoee, FL, Faith and Timothy Spencer, Watertown, NY and Kimberly and James Kenyon, Ocoee, FL.; brother in law Patrick Collette and his wife Ann; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. 

 She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald and a great grandson, Anthony Johnson.

 There was no funeral service.

 Arrangements were with Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL, 32811

Dorine Estelle Garrison

Dorine Estelle Garrison moved from life on earth to eternal life in heaven on January 23, 2024 at age 89.

Dorine was the firstborn child of Charles and Dorothy (Gray) Marcott on July 28,1934 in Rochester, New York where she grew up. In high school she was a cheerleader who loved to dance (especially the jitterbug) and met Russell (who did not love to dance) who would later become her husband. They had two daughters - Lynn and Susan. Dorine loved being a mom! She was active in everything her girls did from scouting to music lessons, swim meets and tennis matches - she was there. She was an incredible Mom in large part because she had one (a grace of God that she continued to thank Him for) ... and there are now 2 more generations of the same with daughter Susan and granddaughter Kara. What a legacy!

Dorine enjoyed homemaking, cooking, sewing, refinishing antiques, the feel and smell of the dirt as she cultivated her garden...and salt (too much). Summer family vacations were spent camping (2 adults, 2 girls, 2 dogs in a 12'x12' tent) and sailing in the Finger Lakes around upstate New York. Dorine and Russell loved to do things together. In the winter woods they fed birds from their hands while cross-country skiing. In summers they would be found together on the golf course, riding bikes or working in the yard. A big sports fan, there was no team Dorine cheered louder for than the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes high school football team. When her grandson began coaching there, she'd be the first to text him on game days already in one of her 'Canes T-shirts. During the past 7 years she had great joy with every photo/video she got of her great-grandchildren. She was so grateful to be in her home with Lynn for her last years.

Dorine was loving, fun, thoughtful, welcoming and supportive. An avid reader and deep-thinker, her wise and gentle counsel is already missed by her girls. Like the flowers she loved, her journey as a Christian was marked by watering, growth, sweet fragrance and beauty. She looked forward to learning truth from her pastor son-in-law online every Sunday. Her gratefulness to, joy in, love for and communion with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, was simply beautiful. To God be the glory for His gift of Dorine Estelle Garrison.

In addition to Dorine's parents, four siblings, and her husband Russell, she was also preceded in death by her much-loved and missed grandson Jonathan Hartman.

 Dorine is survived by her daughters Lynn Garrison and Susan Hartman (Steve); grandchildren Kara Lewer (Josh) and Quinn Hartman; and great-grandchildren Estelle "Ellie", Russell, Amos and Vivian Lewer.

A private ceremony for the family only will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 at Florida National Cemetery. The family graciously requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Dorine's memory be made to Kiokee Baptist Church in Appling, Georgia or the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

Friday, January 26, 2024

Leann Marie Warfield J.D.


Leann Marie Warfield (Brezinsky), age 66, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, wife, step-mother, and a friend to many, peacefully passed away on January 19, 2024, in Orlando FL.

Leann was born to Robert L. Warfield and RoseMary (Valli) Warfield in 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. An independent and vibrant personality from the beginning, Leann was an excellent student and athlete. After graduating from Lyons Township High School, she worked as a court reporter in order to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming an attorney. She achieved her dream after graduating from DePaul University College of Law, earning her Juris Doctor Degree in 1993.

Leann will be remembered for her benevolence, her generosity knows no bounds. She loved her family fiercely and was considered to be a protector and mother figure to many. She was also a devoted wife to her husband of over 30 years, Jerome Brezinsky (now passed). She loved fishing, gardening, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her brother Robert Warfield and his sons Robert and William Warfield, her nephew Joshua Boesch, and her step-children Michael, Stephanie, and Melissa Brezinsky.

Please join us for a celebration of life service that will be held on February 3rd, 2024, at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N Kirkman Rd. Viewing will take place at 3P.M. followed by a service at 4P.M.

 "Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved
beyond words and missed beyond measure."

Monday, January 22, 2024

James Williams Jr.


James Thomas Williams Jr 

March 8th 1948- January 15th 2024

Born in Waterbury CT. Resided in Orlando FL. Survived by 4 kids, Paul Bertreaux(Sherry Bertreaux) Maria Bertreaux (Michael Cunningham), James Williams, Jamie Herring (Michale Herring). 10 grandkids, 6 great grandkids. Preceded in death by wife Claudia Williams and son Ernest Williams and grandson Wayne Bertreaux. James Williams was a Vietnam veteran army branch.

Viewing and service for James will be held Tuesday January 23, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 2:00PM at Dobbs Funeral Home. 430 N Kirkman Rd. Orlando, FL, 32811. 

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Trevor Douglas


Viewing and service for Trevor will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Grace Bible Church from 10:30AM - 12:00PM. There will be a procession to Orlando Memorial Gardens following the viewing and service. 

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Ismenia Suárez


Ismenia Suárez, nacida el 28 de marzo de 1918 en Charalá, Colombia, en dos meses cumpliria 106 años. Le sobreviven sus hijas Raquel, Rosalba, Rosmira y Eddy (hijo, Eliecer, ya fallecido), y más de 60 nietos, tatara-nietos, y tatara-tatara nietos. Trabajo por 30 años haciendo tabacos de exportación, y luego dedico toda su vida a ayudar a sus hijas en el cuidado de sus numerosos nietos, brindándoles mucho amor, cuidado y protección. Su pasatiempos favorito fue jardinería, era feliz sembrando y recogiendo flores y frutas en su casa. También amaba a todos los animalitos, propios y los que se aparecían en su casa, proporcionándoles alimento y agua. Fue un ser humano iniguanable. Dios la recogió para llevarla a su paraíso, el 10 de enero de 2024. Descanse en paz. Te amaremos y extrañaremos el resto de nuestras vidas.

Su funeral y servicio acontecerá este martes, Enero 16, 2024, en el cementerio Orlando Memorial Gardens localizado en 5264 Ingram Road, Apopka, FL 32703 a las 10:00am EST. En vez de enviar flores, por favor consideren donar aquí https://www.gofundme.com/f/burial-for-105yearold-ismenia-suarez (https://www.gofundme.com/f/burial-for-105yearold-ismenia-suarez)

Ismenia Suárez, born on March 28, 1918 in Charalá, Colombia, in two months she would have turned 106 years old. She is survived by her daughters Raquel, Rosalba, Rosmira and Eddy (son, Eliecer, deceased), plus over 60 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She worked for 30 years making export tobacco, and then she dedicated her entire life to helping her daughters take care of her numerous grandchildren, giving them a lot of love, care and protection. Her favorite hobby was gardening, she was happy planting and picking flowers and fruits at her house. She also loved all the little animals, her own and those that appeared in her house, providing them with food and water. She was an incomparable human being. God picked her up to take her to her paradise, on January 10th, 2024. Rest in peace. We will love and miss you for the rest of our lives.

Her funeral and memorial service will be held at the Orlando Memorial Gardens in 5264 Ingram Road, Apopka, FL 32703 on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024 at 10:00am EST.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to https://www.gofundme.com/f/burial-for-105yearold-ismenia-suarez (https://www.gofundme.com/f/burial-for-105yearold-ismenia-suarez)

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Joseph Kelly


Joseph “Jody” Kelly passed away on January, 4 2024 at the age of 62.  Jody was born and raised in Sanford, Florida.  Unfortunately, he was fighting a battle with cancer that he nor his family knew he had. 

Jody proudly served his country for 5 years in the United States Navy where he was in the United States Construction Battalions, better known as the Navy Seabee.

Jody met the love of his life, Darlene, in 1992.  From there, they were married in 1997 and together raised his step-children, Jake and Jessica. Darlene and Jody remained happily married and supported each other through their endeavors over the last 27 years.

He is survived by his Wife, Darlene Kelly, His Stepdaughter, Jessica El-Shami and her Husband, Sherif El-Shami, Grandchildren, Abigail and Noah El-Shami.  His Stepson, Jacob Merchant and his Wife, Brittany Merchant, Grandchildren, McKenzie, Charlotte and Jacob, Jr.

Jody will be honored at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 North Kirkman Road, Orlando, Florida 32811, Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 2pm – 4pm.

Friday, January 5, 2024

Doorjodhan Sewsankar

Doorjodhan Sewsankar (Sew/Premo), age 68, of Clermont, FL passed away Sunday, December 31st, 2023 at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando. He was born in Berbice, Guyana, the son of the late Mulwa Sewsankar and Mangrie Sewsankar. 

Sew/Premo leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Anjanie Desai, and son, Ajay Sewsankar. He is also survived by one sister Dato Sewsankar, and brother, Devo Sewsankar. 

Sew had a passion for traveling, exercising, playing, watching and umpiring cricket matches.

Traditional Hindu services will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January, 6th, 2024 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Jerry David Eggebrecht

Jerry David Eggebrecht, age 78, a longtime resident of Orlando peacefully passed away Monday, January 1, 2024. Jerry was born in Vincennes, IN, the son of the late Harry (Buzz) Eggebrecht and Mary (Lib) Eggebrecht. Jerry enjoyed sports, his work, being a Sunday school teacher and most importantly providing for his family. Jerry was a dedicated husband and Father and is survived by his three children, Eric (Merry) Eggebrecht,  Elizabeth (Jamie) Shepherd, and Nicholas (Vicky) Eggebrecht. He also leaves behind his brother Guy Thomas (Nancy) Eggebrecht of Phoenix, AZ and sister Kathleen (Marty) Thornton of Bloomington, IL as well as seven grandchildren; Jace, Kaleigh, Jett, Cameryn, Isabella, Kiersten, and Emily, to cherish his memory. Jerry is proceeded in death by his brother Morris Eggebrecht and his beloved wife Patty.

Visitation will be at First Baptist Church of Orlando – Henry Chapel on Monday, January 8th, 2024 from 11:00 -12:00 pm with the funeral to follow. The processional will be held to the interment at Dr. Phillips Cemetery, 5398 Apopka-Vineland Road following the service. 

"His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!"

 —Matthew 25:21