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