Miscellaneous Central Florida Obituaries - 1998

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TORRENT, ADALBERTO, 64, Woodcrest Drive N., Winter Park, died Saturday, Nov. 28. Mr. Torrent was retired from the Army. Born in Cayey, Puerto Rico, he moved to Central Florida in 1978. He was Roman Catholic. Survivors: wife, Maria; son, Ricardo, Winter Park; daughter, Dali, West Palm Beach; brothers, Nestor Martinez, Victor Maldonado, Angel L. Maldonado, all of Cayey; sister, Rosamaria, Anasco, Puerto Rico; one great-grandchild. Independent Funeral Services, Orlando.

LOREATHA M. BANKS, 64, 1022 W. St., Titusville, died Friday, Nov. 27. Mrs. Banks worked in family counseling for the city of Rockledge. Born in Titusville, she was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Stop Gap Board. Survivors: husband, Fred D.; brother, Jerome Welch, Titusville; sister, Elizabeth Thorpe, Tallahassee. Wilson-Eichelberger Mortuary, Sanford.

LYLE R. BARNEY, 37, 8981 Montara Road, Phelan, Calif., died Thursday, Nov. 19, of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. Mr. Barney was an aircraft mechanic and inspector for Lockheed-Martin. Born in Valparaiso, he moved to Central Florida in 1981. He was Protestant. Survivors: parents, Lyle and Diane, Melbourne; brothers, Scott, Melbourne, Mark, Steven Hill, both of Palm Bay; sisters, Debra Uber, Palm Bay, Cynthia Schmidt, Atlanta, Donna Roy, Orlando; grandfather, Charles Yost, Melbourne. Brownlie & Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.

JAMES P. BAXLEY, 49, 30045 Azalea Ave., Sorrento, died Saturday, Nov. 28. Mr. Baxley was an automotive mechanic for Executive Cars-Trucks Inc., Leesburg. Born in Laurel Hill, he moved to Central Florida in 1956. He was Baptist. Survivors: wife, Carol; sons, Michael, Charles Marteny, both of Eustis, William, Umatilla, Brian, Gainesville, Eric, Sorrento; daughter, Brandi Ann, Sorrento; brothers, Jerry, Eustis, Joe, Cape Canaveral, Clyde, Okaloosa County; sisters, Myrtle Tadlock, Opelika, Ala., Ann Cohlk, Annapolis, Md., Barbara Allen, Eustis; four granddaughters. Hamlin and Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustis.

WILLIAM P. BLAKEMAN, 81, Robinson Avenue, St. Cloud, died Saturday, Nov. 28. Mr. Blakeman was an automobile mechanic. Born in Whittington, Ill., he moved to Central Florida in 1965. He was Roman Catholic. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: stepdaughter, Karen Stone, St. Cloud; brother, Douglas, Dalton City, Ill.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home, Kissimmee.

ETHEL H. BONO, 66, Fay Blvd., Cocoa, died Sunday, Nov. 29. Mrs. Bono was a homemaker. Born in Gary, Ind., she moved to Central Florida in 1995. She was a member of National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters. She was a member of Seaside Decorative Painters of Daytona Beach and Missile Tole Chapter of Titusville. She was a member of First Christian Church. Survivors: husband, Donald; daughters, Tina Twarek, Becky Jacques, both of Kansas City, Mo., Sheryl Crew, Aurora, Colo.; son, Michael, Newburgh, Ind.; brother, Randall Cook, White Pigeon, Mich., Robert Cook, Demotte, Ind., Richard Cook, Mansfield, Ohio; six grandchildren. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville.

ATHYLENE MAE BOYLAN, 80, Colonial Grand Boulevard, Orlando, died Saturday, Nov. 28. Mrs. Boylan was a homemaker. Born in Detroit, she moved to Central Florida in 1987. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Survivors: daughters, Linda C. Ridge, Chicago, Donna, Orlando, Claudia Rosenberg, Lake Zurich, Ill., Judith Gusler, Duluth, Ga.; two grandchildren. Beacon's National Cremation Society, Winter Park Chapel, Winter Park.

HARRY C. BROWN, JR., 83, Lakeview Avenue, Chuluota, died Monday, Nov. 23. Mr. Brown was a retired chief petty officer. Born in Annapolis, Md., he moved to Central Florida in 1976. He was a member of Chuluota Community Church. Survivors: wife, Virginia; daughters, Naomi Sawyer, Pembroke Pines, Katherine Rey, Miami; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo.

VIRGIL L. BROWNFIELD, 53, Chestnut Drive, Orlando, died Sunday, Nov. 29. Mr. Brownfield was a supervisor with the U.S. Postal Service. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he moved to Central Florida in 1975. He was Roman Catholic. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors: parents, Leroy and Elsie, Iowa; companion, Jorge M. Perez, Orlando. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Orlando.

VERA KINSEY CAMERON, 87, S.R. 46 West, Sanford, died Monday, Nov. 30. Mrs. Cameron was a homemaker. Born in Monticello, she moved to Central Florida in the 1940s. She was Protestant. Survivors: daughter, Loraine Herrin, Sanford; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Brisson Funeral Home, Sanford.

ROBERT EUGENE CHAMPEON, 67, 690 West Minnesota Ave., Orange City, died Sunday, Nov. 29. Mr. Champeon worked in water-services maintenance for Dynamic Testing & Engineering, Orange City. Born in Dexter, Maine, he moved to Central Florida in 1980. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dexter. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors: sons, Thayne, Osteen, Eric, Orange City; daughter, Gloria, Bucksport, Maine; sister, Betty Clements, Arizona; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, Orange City.

DAVID FRANKLIN COLLIER, 79, Spring Lake Drive, Orlando, died Friday, Nov. 27. Mr. Collier was owner of Collier Jaguar/Rolls Royce. Born in Louisburg, he moved to Central Florida in 1954. He was a Lifetime Honorary Member of Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks. He was past member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity Preparatory School. He was a member of Rotary International. He was a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Mary; daughters, Lynn Bishop, Longwood, Susan Sprouse, Longwood; sons, Michael, David, both of Orlando; brother, William E. Jr., Winter Park; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home-Ivanhoe Chapel, Orlando.

ROBERT E. "BOBBY" DAVIS, 63, Classic Drive, Longwood, died Friday, Nov. 27. Mr. Davis was an insurance agent. Born in Bradenton, he moved to Central Florida in 1988. He was a member of Elks and the Masonic Lodge. Survivors: daughter, Dinah Morley, Bradenton; sons, Mark, Longwood, Allen, Hillard; three grandchildren. Central Florida 469 Direct Cremation Service, Orlando.

CHRISTOPHER LEE DODSON, 26, Bolling Drive, Orlando, died Sunday, Nov. 29. Mr. Dodson was an operations supervisor at Wet n' Wild. Born in Orlando, he was a lifelong resident of Central Florida. He was Christian. Survivors: wife, Rose Mary; father, Timothy, Clermont; mother, Patricia, Hope, Arkansas; paternal grandmother, Naomi Henry, Orlando; sister, Melissa Blackburn, Orlando. Dobbs Funeral Home, West Orlando Chapel.

ELEANOR B. "BECKY" FARQUHARSON, 90, Chickasaw Trail, Orlando, died Saturday, Nov. 28. Mrs. Farquharson was a homemaker. Born in Atlanta, she moved to Central Florida in 1989. She was Presbyterian. Survivors: daughter, Carol R. Ruff, Winter Park; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando.

JULIUS FINKLE, 80, Pickwood Avenue, Fern Park, died Monday, Nov. 30. Mr. Fickle was owner of a printing business. Born in Cleveland, he moved to Central Florida in 1979. He was Jewish. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors: wife, Florence; sons, Larry, Clearwater, Nelson, Fern Park; sister, Edith Davis, Cleveland; four grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs.

RAY E. FOGEL, 86, High Ridge Street, DeLeon Springs, died Thursday, Nov. 26. Mr. Fogel was a retired publisher. Born in Burr Oak, Mich., he moved to Central Florida in 1989. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Homer, Mich. He served as a director of the City Bank and Trust Company in Homer and also served on the Homer Village Council. Survivors: wife, Winifred "Peg"; sons, Richard W., Tekonsha, Mich., James D. Fogel, Spring Lake, Mich; daughter, Jeanne R. Chamberlain, DeLand; sister, Norine G. Brooks, Homer; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Carpenter Curry Funeral Home, DeLand.

HELEN MEYER GARDNER, 84, Timber Trail, Port Orange, died Sunday, Nov. 29. Mrs. Gardner was a retired administrative assistant for the West Hempstead School System, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she moved to Central Florida in 1992. She was a member of the Episcopal Church where she served as Diocesan President of Episcopalian Woman. She helped establish the first chapter of the American Association of University Women, served as the senior intern representing Florida to the U.S. Congress and helped start the Food Pantry in Leesburg. Survivors: son, Stephen, Port Orange; daughters, Margaret Gardner Sagan, Harbinger, N.C., Victoria Gardner Conway, Lilburn, Ga.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Haigh-Black Funeral Home, Daytona Beach.

DARRELL J. HENNINGSEN, 61, 1203 Summerwind Drive, Winter Park, died Sunday, Nov. 29. Mr. Henningsen was a carpenter. Born in Denison, Iowa, he moved to Central Florida in 1997. He was Lutheran. Survivors: son, Michael, Salisbury, N.C.; daughter, Carrie, Frederick, Md.; mother, Clara, North Carolina; brothers, Marlow, Kermit, Verdal, Ronnie, Dale, all of Iowa, Wesley, Washington; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Orlando Direct Cremation Service.

JOHNNY ROMAR "J.J." JACKSON, 15, 1510 Summerlin Ave., Sanford, died Saturday, Nov. 28, of drowning. He was a student at Crooms Academy. Born in Sanford, he was a lifelong resident. He was a member of Sanford West Side Boys and Girls Club. He was a member of New Life Worship Center, Sanford. Survivors: mother, Michelle Inman, Sanford; stepfather, John L. Inman Sr., Sanford; father, John Amaro Jr., Sanford; stepmother, Chezone Amaro, Sanford; brothers, Jontay, John Inman Jr., both of Sanford; sister, Shawntara Inman, Sanford; stepsisters, Chonta Henderson, Kaneila Henderson, both of Sanford; maternal grandmother, Jenny, Sanford; maternal grandfather, Lee, Rochester, N.Y.; stepgrandmother, Mary, Rochester, N.Y.; paternal grandmother, Josephine Session, Sanford; paternal grandfather, Johnny Amaro Sr., California; stepgrandfather, David Inman Sr., Sanford. Sunrise Funeral Homer, Sanford.

STANLEY KITT, 60, Zelda Boulevard, Daytona Beach, died Thursday, Nov. 26. Mr. Kitt was a retired stockkeeper. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he moved to Central Florida in 1989. He was a member of Temple Israel. Survivors: wife, Monica; son, Jeffrey, Overland Park, Kan.; daughters, Michelina, Albany, N.Y., Randi McCullen, Orlando; one grandchild. Haigh-Black Funeral Home, Daytona Beach.

JACK KNOWLES, 81, 1532 S. Pointe Drive, Leesburg, died Sunday, Nov. 29. Mr. Knowles was a salesman in the citrus industry. He also was a retired Army lieutenant colonel. Born in Owensville, Ind., he moved to Central Florida in 1926. He was a member of the Elks. Survivors: wife, Eva; stepdaughters, Susie Sasvari, Leesburg, Judy Hubley, Pennsylvania; stepsons, Robert Sasvari, Pennsylvania, George Sasvari, Naples, Zsolt Sasvari, Europe; brother, R.V. "Tiny," DeLand; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Page-Theus-Blanchard Funeral Home, Leesburg.

GLENN R. KRAUS, 80, 3170 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach, died Thursday, Nov. 26. Col. Kraus was retired from the Air Force. Born in Emmett, Idaho, he moved to Central Florida in 1985. He was Protestant. Survivors: son, Richard, Tempe, Ariz.; daughter, Carolyn Fisher, Galena, Ill.; five grandchildren. Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, Cocoa Beach.

HILDA DARLENE LONG, 39, East Jersey Street, Orlando, died Saturday, Nov. 28. Ms. Long was a grocery store clerk. Born in Ely, Nev., she moved to Central Florida in 1991. She was a member of Church of God. Survivors: mother, Hilda Ballenger, Orlando; stepfather, Raymond Ballenger, Orlando; brothers, William Lackey, Naples, Jonny Frank, Arkansas; sisters, Judy Wakefield, Memphis, Tenn., Martha Tate, California. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home-Pine Castle Chapel, Orlando.

FRANK J. MAYHEW, 67, 220 E. Collins St., Umatilla, died Saturday, Nov. 28. Mr. Mayhew was a bartender. Born in Salem, Ohio, he moved to Umatilla from Mount Dora in 1996. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivor: niece, Luann Abbuhl, Orlando. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.

JASON ROBERT MELCHER, 2 months, Altavan Avenue, Orlando, died Sunday, Nov. 29. He was born in Orlando. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Survivors: parents, Robert and Charlene, Orlando; maternal grandparents, Charles and Joyce Conti, Freeport, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Carroll and Bonnie, Erlanger, Ky.; paternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Williams, Erlanger; brother, Nicholas, Orlando; sister, Christina, Orlando; maternal great-grandmother, Verna Baker, Freeport; maternal great-grandmother, Winifred Conti, Fort Wayne, Ind. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando.

FELICA MILANO, 74, Towboat Court, Orlando, died Sunday, Nov. 29. Mrs. Milano was a lab technician with American Cyanimid. Born in Bronx, N.Y., she moved to Central Florida in 1973. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church. Survivors: husband, Peter Sr.; son, Peter Jr., Orlando; sister, Mary Pedri, Cutler Ridge. Dove Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Conway Chapel, Orlando.

HARRIETT I. MORRISON, 75, Par Street, Orlando, died Saturday, Nov. 28. Mrs. Morrison was a homemaker. Born in Cambridge, Ohio, she moved to Central Florida in 1947. She was Baptist. She was a member of Amaranth, Daughters of the Nile, Past Masters Lady of the Shrine of Bahia Temple, Scottish Rite Ladies Club and Parents and Friends of the Retarded. Survivors: husband, Merrit J.; sons, John William, Dania, Mark James, Orlando; daughters, Marsha Joy, Maitland, Virginia Ann Houston, Charleston, S.C.; sister, Billie Roper, Orlando; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Carey Hand Garden Chapel Home for Funerals, Orlando.

ELSIE NOVAK, 82, Genova Drive, Oviedo, died Saturday, Nov. 28. Mrs. Novak was a supervisor in the Aerospace industry. Born in Berwyn, Ill., she moved to Central Florida in 1991. She was Lutheran. Survivors: sons, Keith, Oviedo, Ronald, Burien, Wash.; sister, Bessie Kahal, Berwyn; three grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo.

MARGARET A. PHILLIPS, 71, 20th Street, Orlando, died Friday, Nov. 27. Ms. Phillips was a housekeeper. She was a member of First Christian Church, Orlando. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home-Ivanhoe Chapel, Orlando.

BEVERLY ANN PHIPPS, 69, Merrie Oaks Road, Winter Park, died Saturday, Nov. 28. Mrs. Phipps was a tax consultant for H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt. Born in East Stroudsberg, Pa., she moved to Central Florida in 1988. She was an ordained minister for the Church of Religious Science. Survivors: husband, William H.; sons, Christian Miller, Jacksonville, Daryl Miller, Robert Miller, both of Winter Park; mother, Anna Yerman, Miami; six grandchildren. Beacon's National Cremation Society-Winter Park Chapter.

JOHN JOSEPH "JACK" REILLY, 70, Pecos Street, Orlando, died Saturday, Nov. 28. Mr. Reilly was retired from Southern Bell. Born in the Panama Canal Zone, he moved to Central Florida in 1954. He was a member of Elks Lodge and Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He was a member of Panama Canal Society of Central Florida. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: wife, Florine J.; sons, Gary L., Michael J., both of Orlando; daughters, Carol R. Mathews, Cathy R. Flint, both of Orlando; two grandchildren. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando.

MINNIE D. SCHICHE, 87, Rush Street, New Smyrna Beach, died Sunday, Nov. 29. Mrs. Schiche owned Saxon's Restaurant on Canal Street where Sun Pharmacy is now located. Born in Washington, Ga., she moved to Central Florida in the late 1920s. She was a member of First Baptist Church, New Smyrna Beach. Survivors: son, Neil, Buffalo, Wyo.; daughters, Barbara Mikolas, Diane Pincus, both of New Smyrna Beach; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach.

HELEN W. SHERMAN, 77, Islander Court, Longwood, died Saturday, Nov. 28. Mrs. Sherman was a homemaker. Born in Arlington, Mass., she moved to Central Florida in 1994. She was Jewish. She was a life member of Hadassah, Mizrachi and Master of American Bridge Association. She was an Army corporal in World War II. Survivors: husband, Albert; son, Howard, Lake Mary; two grandchildren. Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando.

MAURICE B. STUMP, 85, Cherrywood Lane, Titusville, died Monday, Nov. 30. Mr. Stump was a retired railroad machinist. Born in Millwood, Pa., he moved to Central Florida in 1991. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists. He was a member of St. Marks Evangelical Church. Survivors: sons, Francis B., Titusville, Maurice J., Falls Church, Va., Jeffery L., Lincoln, Neb.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville.

CATHERINE SULLIVAN, 94, Glenview Boulevard, Daytona Beach, died Friday, Nov. 27. Mrs. Sullivan was a homemaker. Born in County Kerry, Ireland, she moved to Central Florida in 1994. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Yonkers, N.Y. Survivors: sons, John F., Ormond Beach, Daniel B., New York City, Denis J., Wyckhoff, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Haigh-Black Funeral Home, Ormond Beach.

ROGER J. TARDIFF, 70, South Boyd Street, Winter Garden, died Sunday, Nov. 29, of cancer. Mr. Tardiff was a television- repair serviceman. Born in Salem, Mass., he moved to Central Florida in 1972. He was a member of Knights of Columbus. He was Roman Catholic. He was a Coast Guard veteran. Survivors: wife, Lorraine; sister, Janet, New Port Richey; daughter, Joanne M. Encinias, Ocoee; sons, David R., Reno, Nev., Dennis M., Orlando; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden.

THELMA S. THOMAS, 78, 2605 Autumn Lane, Eustis, died Sunday, Nov. 29. Mrs. Thomas was a homemaker. Born in Walton County, Ga., she moved to Central Florida in 1995. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Eustis. Survivors: husband, Lowell J.; son, Charles Dooley, Orlando; daughter, Sandra J. Siler, Eustis; stepdaughters, Joan Walker, Gainesville, Brenda Kennedy, Sylacauga, Ala.; sister, Hellen Kelly, Ellenwood, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Harden-Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.

DOROTHY LOUISE VIERTEL, 83, Oak Grove Drive, Zellwood, died Sunday, Nov. 29. Mrs. Viertel was a medical assistant. Born in East Palestine, Ohio, she moved to Central Florida in 1977. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Mount Dora. Survivors: husband, Erich K.; son, Erich W., Pennsylvania; daughter, Annette L. Baird, North Carolina; sister, Noody Harbert, Louisville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Apopka.

CASSANDRA DAWN VINCENT, 21, Sidney Avenue, Orlando, died Saturday, Nov. 28, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Miss Vincent was a driver. Born in Akron, Ohio, she moved to Central Florida in 1980. Survivors: daughter, Daria D.V. Short, Orlando; father, Nelson, Zellwood; stepmother, Linda, Zellwood; mother, Vera D. Short, Orlando; stepfather, Tim Short, Orlando; brothers, John N., Altamonte Springs, Jesse J., Christopher A. Butler, Dillon B. Butler, Keith E. Butler, all of Zellwood, Ryan R. Carpenter, Timothy Short, both of Orlando; sisters, Melissa Short, Orlando, Cassie Short, Cocoa Beach; grandparents, Olive and Herbert Jacobs, St. Petersburg. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home-Ivanhoe Chapel, Orlando.

DOROTHY L. WAITE, 85, 70 W. Lucerne Circle, Orlando, died Monday, Nov. 30. Mrs. Waite was a homemaker. Born in Sharpsville, Pa., she moved to Central Florida in 1947. She was a member of Conway Garden Club and Sears Retiree Club of Central Florida. She was a member of Conway United Methodist Church. Survivors: son, David W., Orlando; one granddaughter. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando.

ANNE K. WATTS, 82, 701 Lake Port Blvd., Leesburg, died Friday, Nov. 27. Mrs. Watts was a retired assembler for a telephone company. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she moved to Central Florida in 1976. She was a Presbyterian. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Smithtown, N.Y., Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors: sister, Helen Bonifer, Rockville Center, N.Y.; nephew, William A. Cravotta, Winter Garden. Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg.

JOHN PAUL WERKHEISER, 71, Palatka, died Saturday, Nov. 28. Mr. Werkheiser was a retired millwright with Georgia Pacific. He was born in Florahome. He was a member of Mission Road Baptist Church, Palatka. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Helen; daughters, Tonya, Palatka, Tess Buckley, Granbury, Texas, Sherry Fredman, Kingsport, Tennessee; sons, Paul, Ralph, both of Palatka; sisters, Elsie Banks, Palatka, Nellie Stinson, Keystone Heights; brothers, Morris, Palatka, J.W. Tedder, Hampstead, Md.; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Johnson-Overturf Funeral Homes and Crematory, Palatka.

EMILY L. WILLIAMS, 60, 2618 Marshall Ave., Sanford, died Sunday, Nov. 29. Mrs. Williams was a homemaker. She was born in Virginia. She was Baptist. Survivors: husband, Lynn Sr.; son, Lynn Jr., Sanford; daughter, Juanita D., Sanford; brothers, Freddie Elmandorf, Belle Haven, Va., George Elmandorf, Onancock, Va., Thomas Elmandorf, Marshall Elmandorf, both of Nassawadox, Va.; sisters, Lucinda Parker, Buffalo, N.Y., Mary Della Fisher, New Jersey; one great-grandchild. Wilson-Eichelberger Mortuary, Sanford.

SALLIE JO YAWN, 86, Beaver Road, Osteen, died Monday, Nov. 30. Mrs. Yawn was a grocery store cashier. Born in Alma, Ga., she moved to Central Florida in 1996. She was Baptist. Survivors: sons, Billy Joe, Osteen, Jimmie M., Winter Garden; brother, Warren Lee, Alma; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Brisson Funeral Home, Sanford.

EVELYN MARIE ZELENKA, 89, Rosewood Way, Orlando, died Sunday, Nov. 29. Mrs. Zelenka was a telephone operator. Born in Chicago, she moved to Central Florida in 1979. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors: daughter, Mary A. Schwartz, Apopka; sister, Dorothy Hopp, Carol Stream, Ill.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Beacon's National Cremation Society, Winter Park Chapter, Winter Park.

LUCILLE RAY ALDRICH, 80, Chippewa Trail, Maitland, died Thursday, Dec. 3, of congestive heart failure. Mrs. Aldrich was a homemaker. Born in Austin, Texas, she moved to Central Florida in 1963. She was a member of Winter Park Presbyterian Church. She was an honorary life member of the Winter Park Garden Club and the Woman of the Church. Survivors: husband, Eugene C.; daughters, Justine McMillon, Caddo Mills, Texas, Carolyn Clarke, Oviedo; brother, Morgan Smith Jr. Austin; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Baldwin-Fairchild Goldenrod-Winter Park Chapel, Winter Park.

HAZEL MAY BLAKE, 69, Lake Margaret Drive, Orlando, died Sunday, Nov. 29. Ms. Blake was a registered nurse. Born in Jamaica, she moved to Central Florida in 1997. She was a member of Conway United Methodist Church. Survivors: sons, Irving, Kenneth, both of England; daughters, Sybil, Orlando, Norma, Pauline, Beverly, Daun, all of England; brothers, Zett Rohne, Shirley Rohne, Arthur Rohne, Clifton Rohne; sisters, Daphne Pipps, Ruby Ridley, Mileta Hill, Sonta Rohne; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando.

DORA HENRIETTA BROWN, 88, 1513 Manor Drive, Daytona Beach, died Friday, Dec. 4. Born in Wisconsin, she moved to Daytona Beach in 1992. Mrs. Brown was Lutheran. Survivors: daughter, Donna Dellis, Green Bay, Wis.; sisters, Connie Bros, Brooklyn Park, Minn., Ann Schwerbel, Ormond Beach, Maxine Worth, Las Vegas; brother, John St. John, Washington. Halifax Cremation Society, Daytona Beach.

RUTH K. BUCHANAN, 77, Lake Talmadge Drive, DeLand, died Friday, Dec. 4, of complications from cancer. Mrs. Buchanan was a J.C. Penney catalog department manager. Born in Wharton, N.J., she moved to Central Florida in 1973. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in DeLand. Survivors: daughters, Ellen Alpaugh, Succasunna, N.J., Linda Rogers, DeLand; sister, Helen Fancher, Andover, N.J.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home, DeLand.

MILDRED LUCIELLE BUTNER, 69, Gracie Drive, DeLand, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mrs. Butner was a machine operator for Ardmore Farms in DeLand. Born in Minerva, Ohio, she moved to Central Florida in 1975. Survivors: husband, James; son, Richard L., DeLand; daughters, Shirley A. Bowes, Linda M. Cafaro, both of DeLand, Debra K. Tennant, Lake Helen; sisters, Martha Ankeny, Ormond Beach, Ethel Russell, Massillon, Ohio; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Lankford Funeral Home, DeLand.

GORDON M. CAZIER, 95, Griffinview Drive, Lady Lake, died Saturday, Dec. 5. Mr. Cazier was retired from RCA. Born in Elk Rapids, Mich., he moved to Lady Lake in 1986. He was Methodist. Survivors: two grandsons. Page-Theus-Blanchard Funeral Home, Leesburg.

ANDREW N. COLLIAS, 82, Banchory Road, Winter Park, died Friday, Dec. 4. Mr Collias was a supply foreman. Born in West Virginia, he moved to Central Florida in 1991. He was Greek Orthodox. He was a member of the American Legion Digman Whitmore Post No. 526. Mr. Collias was an Army Air Corps veteran. Survivors: daughter, Angie Holt, Winter Park; sister, Eleni Peratsakis, Greece; brother, Gus, Greece; one granddaughter. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home Ivanhoe Chapel, Orlando.

MELVIN CHARLES DASHNER, 74, Maple Drive, DeBary, died Monday, Nov. 30. Mr. Dashner was a florist. Born in Red Bud, Ill., he moved to Central Florida in 1971. He was Roman Catholic. He was an Army veteran. Survivors: sons, Glenn, Mount Clemens, Mich., Gerald, DeBary. Gramkow Funeral Home, Sanford.

NORMA JEAN "JEANNIE" DUNNING, 52, 10745 S.E. 188 Court, Oklawaha, died Friday, Dec. 4, of a stroke. Ms. Dunning was a bookkeeper for General Electric Capital Corp. Born in Logan, W.Va., she moved to Central Florida in 1967. She was Baptist. She was a member of West Orange Country Club. Survivors: companion, Hugh G. Hall; stepson, Craig, Orlando; daughter, Kristi Kiser, Ocoee; parents, Charles and Ruth English, Orlando; one granddaughter. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando.

GEORGE M. EBERLE, 89, Lantern Lane, Orange City, died Friday, Dec. 4. Mr. Eberle was a retired Methodist minister. Born in Cleveland, he moved to Central Florida in 1975. He was a member of Community Methodist Church in DeBary. He was also a member of Tri-County Youth Association in Ohio and a founder of the Cleveland City Mission. Survivors: wife, Wava; son, David, Chantilly, Va.; daughters, Susan Epperson, San Jose, Calif., Linda Evans, Orange City, Debbie Parks, Casselberry, Cindy Boxburgh, Tallmadge, Ohio; brother, Jimmy, Cleveland; sister, Barbara Ferguson, Miamisburg, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Lankford Funeral Home, Orange City.

MAGDA ELLIOTT, 40, 84 Las Brisas Way, Kissimmee, died Friday, Dec. 4. Mrs. Elliott was an office manager for a construction company. Born in New York City, she moved to Central Florida in 1992. She was Christian. Survivors: sons, Daniel, Gabriel, Benjamin, all of Kissimmee; sisters, Jenny McGovern, Maria Pereira, both of New York, Elsa Fischbach, New Jersey, Miriam Cordero, Pennsylvania; brother, Pedro Zayas, New York. Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home, Kissimmee.

MARY MELISSA FEUER, 86, 315 N. Causeway 102A, New Smyrna Beach, died Friday, Dec. 4. Mrs. Feuer was a registered nurse. Born in Pennsylvania, she moved to Central Florida in 1974. She was a member of Marble Collegiate Church, New York City. She was also a member of the Elks Ladies Auxiliary Lodge 1557. Survivors: nieces, Louise Ager, Janet, Pa., Lois Babik, Johnstown, Pa., Lucille Bence, LaRue Simpson, Mary Louise Weaver, all of Indiana, Pa., Lola Pollack, Apollo, Pa. Baldwin-Hughley Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach.

EDWARD FIELDS, 69, 5382 Botany Court, Orlando, died Thursday, Dec. 3 of respiratory failure. Mr. Fields was a transport driver. Born in Leesburg, Ga., he moved to Central Florida in 1942. He was a member of New Jerusalem Church of God. He was a Korean War veteran. Survivors: wife, Ann; sons, Rondal Ballard, Darrell Ballard, Raymond Mack, Eric, Derrick, Edward, Jr., all of Orlando; daughter, Lisa Fields Reddings, Orlando; 24 grandchildren. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka.

JOHN "JACK" FOLGERS, 81, Senegal Circle, Oviedo, died Saturday, Dec. 5. Mr. Folgers was a truck driver. Born in Chicago, he moved to Central Florida in 1994. He was a member of United in Christ Lutheran Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Beverly; sons, Wesley, Punta Gorda, John, Orland Park, Ill.; brother, Henry, Margate; sister, Tracy Vandermeeden, South Holland, Ill.; stepson, Thomas Findreng, Elkhorn, Wisc.; stepdaughter, Bonnie Morrow, Sally Schleiger, both of Elkhorn, Wis., Nancy Gaddini, Lisle, Ill.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Family Funeral Care, Oviedo.

CARL E. GLUNT, 80, 1112 Delaware Ave., Kissimmee, died Friday, Dec. 4 of complications from diabetes. Mr. Glunt was a retired employee for a gas company. Born in Export, Pa., he moved to Central Florida in 1979. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Sarah; two granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando.

CLEMENT "DUKE" H. GRASSEL, 91, Stonewood Lane, Maitland, died Saturday, Dec. 5. Mr. Grassel was the owner and operator of Dukes T.V. Sales and Service, Deerfield Beach. Born in Chicago, he moved to Central Florida in 1998. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Deerfield. He was the founder of the Gold Coast Banjo Band. Survivors: daughter, Susan Warren, Maitland; sister, Helen Gleason, Illinois. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs Chapel.

NORMAN WILLIAM HART JR., 74, 9529 Ingeborg Court, Windermere, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mr. Hart was a mechanical engineer at Martin Marietta. Born in Cincinnati, he moved to Central Florida in 1963. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. He was also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Theater Organ Society. Mr. Hart was a World War II Army Corps veteran. Survivors: wife, Louise; brother, William D., Westminster, S.C. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow.

NANCY HOLLAND, 70, Baja Boulevard, Orlando, died Friday, Nov. 27. Mrs. Holland was a comedian and writer. Born in Maquon, Ill., she moved to Central Florida in 1961. She was Christian. Survivors: sons, Hal, Orlando, Daniel Hanna II, Sanford; sisters, Shirley Baldwin, Vale, S.D., Eleanor Jeffries, Moorhead, Minn. Union Park Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Orlando.

JOSEPH C. HURT SR., 69, 1012 Lake Harris Drive, Tavares, died Friday, Dec. 4. Mr. Hurt was a retired sales manager for Lake Region Packing Association. Born in Stearns, Ky., he moved to Central Florida in 1968. He was Methodist. Survivors: wife, Margie; father, Libert, Tavares; sons, Joseph C. Jr., Oviedo, Donald L., Orlando, Ronald D., Apopka; daughters, Deborah Parham, Apopka, Barbara Diceglie, Winter Park; brother, Tommy, Jacksonville; eight grandchildren. Steverson Funeral Home, Tavares.

HUBERT ARTHUR JONES, 46, 1413 Hernandes Drive, Orlando, died Thursday, Dec. 3, of diabetes. Mr. Jones was a maintenance worker for the hotel industry. Born in Jamaica, he moved to Central Florida in 1992. He was Seventh-day Adventist. Survivors: wife, Karen; mother, Esther, Montego Bay, Jamaica; daughters, Autherien Thompson, Orlando, Annmarie Alicia, Tirina, both of Jamaica; son, Junior, Jamaica; sisters, Fay Wallace, Natlie Dixon, Donitte, all of Jamaica; brothers, Melvin, New York, Dansel, Dave, both of Jamaica; six grandchildren. Postell's Mortuary Pine Hills Chapel, Orlando.

MATHEW J. LUCZKO, 82, 875 Wilmette Ave., Ormond Beach, died Friday, Dec. 4. Mr. Luczko was a manager at Goera's Motor Express. Born in New York Mills, N.Y., he moved to Central Florida in 1998. He was a member of St. Stanislas Catholic Church in Utica, N.Y. Survivors: wife, Gladys; sons, George, Ashburn, Va., Mathew Jr., Aliso Viejo, Calif.; daughter, Alice Walczyk, Ormond Beach; sisters, Ann Haskins, Alexandria, Va., Theresa Williams, Utica, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Halifax Cremation Society, Daytona Beach.

ROBERTA H. LUHRSEN, 88, East Church Avenue, Longwood, died Friday, Dec. 4. Mrs. Luhrsen was a homemaker. Born in Beloit, Wis., she moved to Central Florida in 1993. She was a member of Bayshore Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Meals on Wheels, Metropolitan Ministries and Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors: son, David A., Delray Beach; daughter, M. Lynne, Apopka; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Semoran-Forest City Chapel, Forest City.

HAROLD JOSEPH MASTERS III, 47, Gary Boulevard, Longwood, died Friday, Dec. 4, of a heart attack. Mr. Masters was a sales contractor for Florida Waterproofing Supplies. Born in St. Augustine, he moved to Central Florida in 1967. Survivors: son, Brian, Winter Springs; daughter, Cindy, Winter Springs; father and stepmother, Harold and Cheryl, St. Augustine; mother, Celie S. Day, Ormond Beach; brothers, Jeremy, St. Augustine, Reddin Michael, Troy, Ala., Raymond Mark, Jacksonville; sister, Marcie Harper, Saint Simons Island, Ga. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs.

BESSIE M. MITCHELL, 82, Pago Street, Orlando, died Thursday, Dec. 3, of pneumonia. Mrs. Mitchell was a nursing assistant. Born in Live Oak, Mich., she moved to Central Florida in 1956. She was Baptist. Survivors: daughter, Donna Sacco, Orlando; sons, Forrest, Donald, both of Orlando; sister, Marion Stanley, Van Nuys, Calif.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Carey-Hand Funeral Home, Gotha.

FRANK MISH, 91, 46002 N. Highway 19, Altoona, died Saturday, Dec. 5. Mr. Mish was a retired residential and commercial painter. Born in Cleveland, he moved to Central Florida in 1970. He was a member of St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church. Survivors: sons, Ivan M., Robert C., both of Altoona; sister, Marija Zajc, Slovenia; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.

MARY JEAN MORGAN, 85, East Church Street, Orlando, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, of cancer. Ms. Morgan was the owner/operator of Dixianna Beauty Shop. She was born in Waukeenah. She was a member of First United Methodist. She was also a member of the Sorosis Club, Florida Cosmetology Association, Order of Eastern Star, the Elks and president of the Florida Board of Cosmetology. Survivor: sister, Ruth Carver Davis, Cape Canaveral. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando.

NORA L. OSBORNE, 71, Rue De Fontaine Street, Tavares, died Saturday, Dec. 5. Mrs. Osborne was retired from Apex Tool Manufacturing Inc. in Ohio. Born in Dayton, Ohio, she moved to Central Florida in 1993. She was a member of Gethesemane Fellowship Brothers in Christ Church. Survivors: husband, Kenny; sons, Herbert Eshelman, Punta Gorda, Melvin "Lanny" Lesley, Dayton; daughters, Phyllis Bertels, Leesburg, Patricia Holmes, Ingleside, Ill., Sue Duncan, Huber Heights, Ohio; brother, Jack Eshelman, Dayton; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Page-Theus-Blanchard Funeral Home, Leesburg.

ROBERT J. PIGEON, 90, 104 Lake Fairgreen Circle, New Smyrna Beach, died Friday, Dec. 4. Mr. Pigeon was an attorney and a judge. Born in Hartford, Conn., he moved to Central Florida in 1983. He was a member of American Legion Post 14, Vernon, Conn., Connecticut Bar Association, and the board of directors at Savings Bank of Rockville, Conn. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Survivors: wife, Marjorie; sons, Brial, Stafford Springs, Conn., David, Ellington, Conn., Mark, Edgewater; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Hughey Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach.

HARTWELL V. RANDALL, 89, North Shell Road, DeLand, died Saturday, Dec. 5. Mr. Randall was the owner of Hartwell Furniture Co, Daytona Beach and the Holly Hill Plaza Barber Shop. Born in Levy County, he moved to Central Florida in 1970. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of DeLand. He was also a member of the Daytona Beach Masonic Lodge 270. Survivors: wife, Pauline; son, Dan, Holly Hill; stepson, David Bennett, Alexandria, Va.; stepdaughter, Betty Wisniewski, Ormond Beach; sister, Lois, Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home, DeLand.

MYRTLE B. RAYMER, 89, Ondich Road, Apopka, died Saturday, Dec. 5. Mrs. Raymer was a homemaker. Born in Hunter, Mo., she moved to Central Florida in 1995. She was Southern Baptist. Survivors: son, Kenneth, Illinois; daughter, Betty Riechers, Apopka; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Loomis Funeral Home, Family Owned and Operated, Apopka.

MARIE V. SCHULZ, 92, Village Place, Longwood, died Wednesday, Dec. 2. Mrs. Schulz was an Army registered nurse. Born in Cuba, she moved to Central Florida in 1992. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors: sister, Carmen Randall, Connecticut; brother, Joseph Vasquez, Huntington, Long Island, N.Y. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs.

JEWELL BOYD STEWART, 63, Drywood Avenue, Fern Park, died Thursday, Dec. 3. Mr. Stewart was the owner/operator of Yuki's Alterations of Winter Park. Born in Frostproof, he moved to Central Florida in 1972. He was a member of Church of Christ. Mr. Stewart was an Army veteran. Survivors: wife, Yukiko; daughter, Alice Fagan, Orlando; sisters, Dorethia Donaldson, Fort Pierce, Barbara Leavitt, Blairsville, Ga., Nancy, Plant City, Caroline Fryfogle, Stuart; three grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Goldenrod-Winter Park Chapel, Winter Park.

ELVIS H. STOUT, 70, 4354 S. Lakes Circle, Melbourne, died Friday, Dec. 4. Mr. Stout was a retired electronics technician for Harris Corp. Born in Tennessee, he moved to Central Florida in 1969. He was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. He also was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4206, Harris Retirees Club, Melbourne Gold Association and Melbourne Masonic Lodge No. 143. Mr. Stout was an Army veteran. Survivors: wife, Margaret E.; son, Lawrence H., San Francisco; daughter, Dr. Barbara E., Cincinnati; sister, Hazel Blazer, California; brother, Everett, Downey, Calif.; one grandchild. Brownlie and Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.

GENE THURMAN SWEET, 36, 6161 Thistlewood Road, Jacksonville, died Tuesday, Dec. 1. Mr. Sweet was in the Navy. He was born in Fairfax, Va. He was Baptist. Survivors: wife, Susan; father, Henry Sr., Sanford; daughter, Dennyl S., Sanford; brothers, Henry Jr., Billy, both of Sanford, James Roland, Clarksville, Tenn., Alvin, Jacksonville, Adolphus Owens, St. Louis, James Posley, Titusville; sisters, LaVivian Brown, Rochester, N.Y., Margaret Rozier, Patricia Harris, both of Sanford, Jacqueline, Cynthia, both of Oviedo, Alvania Strozier, Barbara Capers, Myrtle Posley, all of Titusville; grandmother, Mary Owens, Sanford. Wilson-Eichelberger Mortuary, Inc., Sanford.

ANN W. TAYLOR, 74, Buttercup Terrace, Deltona, died Saturday, Dec. 5. Mrs. Taylor was a teacher at Valley High School, Louisville, Ky., before retiring. Born in Hart County, Ky., she moved to Central Florida in 1978. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Deltona. Survivors: husband, William H.; sisters, Nancy Newton, Louisville, Ruth Ramsay, Nashville, Tenn. Stephen R. Bauldauff Funeral Home, Deltona.

JOSEPH HUEY TEW, 94, Walnut Street, Orlando, died Friday, Dec. 4. Mr. Tew was a retired citrus worker with Southern Fruit Distribution. Born in Slocomb, Ala., he moved to Central Florida in 1944. He was a member of Delaney Street Baptist Church. Survivors: sons, Robert E., Dade City, Joseph H., Lilburn, Ga.; daughter, Nada T. Huggins, Orlando; brother, Grady, Altha; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando.

JAMES EARL WRIGHT, 58, Cleveland Street, Apopka, died Wednesday, Dec. 2. Born in Mississippi, he moved to Central Florida in 1953. He was a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors: brothers, William, Henry, both of Arkansas, Charles, Lowell, Mich., Eugene, Levi, Jack, Junior Agular, all of Apopka; sisters, Mary, Tammy Simmons, both of Apopka, Patricia, Tampa. Beacon's National Cremation Society, Winter Park Chapter, Winter Park.


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