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://

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 (

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 (

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. 

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 —Matthew 25:21