Miscellaneous Central Florida Obituaries - 1999

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DONALD O. APPLEBY, 84, 5300 W. Rio Bronson Highway, Kissimmee, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mr. Appleby was a retired mechanical engineer for PMC Inc. Born in Burton, Ohio, he moved Central Florida in 1978. He was a member of Masonic Lodge. He was a member of Bahia Shrine Temple. Survivors: wife, Helen; son, Brian L., Creston, Ohio; daughters, Dona L. Spieker, Mentor, Ohio, Joan E. Peters, Denver; sisters, Arleen Brooks, Painesville, Ohio, Christine Mueller, Kingman, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home, Kissimmee.

EDWARD J. BYRNE, 76, East Minnesota Avenue, Orange City, died Friday, Oct. 1. Mr. Byrne was a retired salesman. Born in Waterbury, Conn., he moved to Central Florida in 1971. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: sons, Jim J., Mike, both of Seffner; stepsons, Bobby Wills, Deltona, Steve Wills, John Wills, Tommy Wills, all of Waterbury; daughters, Margaret Padilla, Patricia Hostick, both of Atlanta; brother, John, Waterbury; sister, Mary Brennan, Waterbury; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home, Orange City.

FORREST L. FOILES, 77, Holderness Drive, Longwood, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mr. Foiles was a pilot. Born in Kampsville, Ill., he moved to Central Florida in 1974. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Air Force Retired Officers Association and Air America. He was Christian. He was an Air Force Veteran. Survivors: wife, Kasara; sons, Robert, Lake Helen, David, Ladson, S.C., Phillip, Hollywood, S.C.; daughter, Mildred Spivey, Clearwater, Stella Paeglow, Orlando; brothers, Ernest, Peoria, Ill., Peter, Kansas City, Kan., Don, Morton, Ill.; sisters, Eileen Ballard, Tennessee, Cleo Neff, Illinois; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Beacon's National Cremation Society, Winter Park.

JANET M. HELME, 71, South Point Drive, Orlando, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mrs. Helme worked for J.C. Penney Co. Born in Chicago, she moved to Central Florida in 1999. Survivors: sons, Larry, Tom, both of Orlando; daughters, Susan Evans, Orlando, Carol Pruitt, New Port Richey; sisters, Barbara Morrane, Chicago, Jean Miller, Bass Lake, Ind. Dove Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Orlando.

KATHLEEN A. HENRY, 86, Merriwood Drive, Orlando, died Tuesday, Sept. 28. Mrs. Henry was a domestic engineer. Born in Jamaica, she moved to Central Florida in 1999. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Scientist. Survivors: husband, Richard S.; sons, Kenneth Nembhard, Maurice, both of Orlando, Thurston Williams, Brooklyn, N.Y., Hilroy, Long Island, N.Y.; daughters, Joyce Robinson, Cayman Islands, Pamella Westbrook, Orlando, Yvonne, Sadie, both of West Palm Beach; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home Ivanhoe Chapel, Orlando.

NEVA IRENE HUNT, 85, Jamie Circle, Orlando, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mrs. Hunt was a cashier. Born in Hickory, N.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1952. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Survivors: daughters, Peggy Phillips, Orlando, Jan Downs, Cocoa; son, Jim Hunt, Indian Harbor Beach; brother, Brady Eckard, Hickory, N.C.; sister, Verna Friar, Palm Bay; 10 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Ivanhoe Chapel, Orlando.

ANNA E. MAY, 89, Cub Lake, Apopka, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mrs. May was a retired clerk typist for Fort Sheridan Military Base. Born in Springfield, Ill., she moved to Central Florida in 1993. Survivors: son, William Wangard, Melrose Park, Ill.; daughter, Virginia A. Doherty, Fern Park; sister, Marie Wise, Springfield; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando.

CLARENCE H. NASH, 79, 15th Street, Orlando, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mr. Nash was a welder. Born in Augusta, Maine, he moved to Central Florida in 1971. He was a member of the Masons, American Legion, Moose and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors: daughters, Lynn Dillon, Longwood, Kathy Allen, Polk City, Janis Walker, Orlando; sons, Bruce, Vernon, Conn., Bud, New Port Richey, Gary, Scott, both of Orlando, Carl, Lake Worth; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Goldenrod-Winter Park Chapel, Winter Park.

VAUGHN N. NELSON, 75, Broadway Drive, Kissimmee, died Friday, Oct. 1. Mr. Nelson was owner and operator of a trucking company. Born in Winchester, Mass., he moved to Central Florida in 1957. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: sons, Roger D., Ponte Vedra Beach, Gary A., Orlando; sisters, Helen Jarvis, Webster, N.Y., Shirley Rutheford, Orlando; four grandchildren. Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory, Kissimmee.

ERWIN PELTZER, 66, Birkdale Trail, Winter Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mr. Peltzer was owner of Peltzer Construction Co. Born in Ukraine, he moved to Central Florida in 1968. He was Lutheran. Survivors: wife, Wanda; son, Michael, Maitland, Paul, Osteen, Kurt, Deltona, daughters, Heidi, Lake Mary, Christl Forza, Orlando; brothers, Daniel, Paul, both of Germany; sisters, Hildegard Skrandies, Minnesota, Linda Kettler, Gretel Kupetz, both of Germany; two grandchildren. Beacon's National Cremation Society, Winter Park.

MARGARET LOUISE PETTIT, 78, Albuquerque, N.M., died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mrs. Pettit was a secretary. Born in Franklin, N.H., she moved to Albuquerque, from Central Florida in 1994. Survivors: son, Calvin Meloon, Duncan, S.C.; daughter, Naomi Mentzel, Orlando; brothers, Roger Simond, Rochester, N.H., Maurice Simond, Belmont, N.H., Donald Simond, Union, Neb.; sisters, Gladys Hendry, Albuquerque, Dorothy Lusic, Pepperell, Mass.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Orlando.

WILHELMINA CAVANAUGH REID, 78, 1468 NW Napanee St., Palm Bay, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mrs. Reid was a homemaker. Born in Huntington, W.Va., she moved to Central Florida in 1998. She was Roman Catholic. Survivors: daughters, Sandra Sigler, Fort Lauderdale, Suzette Johnson, Melbourne; son, Richard Gueswein, West Virginia; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Brownlie and Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.

GERALDINE MARIE ROBBINS, 68, Wisconsin Avenue, St. Cloud, died Thursday, Sept. 30. Mrs. Robbins was a real estate broker. Born in East Bernstadt, Kent., she moved to Central Florida in 1978. Survivors: husband, Ralph; daughters, Jennifer Cunningham, St. Cloud, Gayla Garland, Palm Bay, Carol Wilmarth, Vail, Ariz., Patty Sprecklmeier, Hamilton, Ohio, Donna Nadlinger, Avon Park; sons, Larry Bowman, Kissimmee, Jackie Robbins, Camden, Ohio.; brother, David H. Bowman Jr., Brookville, Ind.; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

RICHARD A. ROGERS, 66, Forester Avenue, Orlando, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mr. Rogers was a mail-room supervisor. Born in Waterloo, N.Y., he moved to Central Florida in 1968. He attended Pine Castle United Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: sons, Richard P., Orlando, James P., Elgin, S.C.; daughters, Shelley J. Carr, Gainesville, Jennifer A., Roberta S. Rivera, both of Orlando; sisters, Elaine Cole, Penn Yan, N.Y., Arlene Potter, Payson, Ariz., Bettie Carson, Orlando, Karen Rasmussen, Geneva, N.Y.; nine grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Pine Castle Chapel.

ALLENE SHELTON, 78, Clay Street, Winter Park, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mrs. Shelton was a homemaker. Born in Haleyville, Ala., she moved to Central Florida in 1962. She was Baptist. Survivors: sons, Charles L., San Diego, Thomas H., Orlando; daughters, Sandra Shelton-Clark, Sanford, Brenda Mynes, Orlando; sister, Carrie Burney-Corinth, Mississippi; four grandchildren; one great-grandson. Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, Winter Park.

THOMAS JEFFERSON VICKERY, 82, Shasta Drive, Orlando, died Thursday, Sept. 30. Mr. Vickery was a retired welder for Food Machinery Corp. He was Protestant. Survivors: wife, Velma L.; sons, Roger V. Crofoot, Orlando, Dale L. Crofoot, Rochester, N.Y.; one grandson. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Ivanhoe Chapel, Orlando.

GLENN R. "SMOKEY" WALKER, 68, Cypress Street, St. Cloud, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mr. Walker was retired from Walt Disney World. Born in Harriman, Tenn., he moved to Central Florida in 1977. He was a member of a Methodist Church in Harriman. He was an Army veteran. Survivors: wife, Jacqueline; daughters, Nancy W. Seemer, Cocoa, Sandra L. Donis, Sanford; brothers, Bob, Manchester, Tenn., Ben, Ringgold, Ga.; sisters, Audrey Kirk, Baton Rouge, La., Martha Wallace, Chattanooga, Tenn.; two grandchildren. Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

EMMA LILL CAMPBELL, 87, Kings Road, Ormond Beach, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mrs. Campbell was an office manager. Born in Dublin, Ga., she moved to Central Florida in 1999. Survivors: sons, Bruce H., Orlando, Robert F., Wally, both of Ormond Beach; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. National Cremation Society, Daytona Beach.

ROBERT LEONARD CAVOSSA, 66, Duval Court, Poinciana, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mr. Cavossa was a retired warehouse shipper and receiver. Born in Sommerville, Mass., he moved to Central Florida in 1988. He was Roman Catholic. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: wife, Barbara L., Poinciana; sons, Robert William, Scott Francis, both of Poinciana; daughters, Alita Louise, Kim Marie, both of Poinciana; two grandchildren; one great-grandson. Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory, Kissimmee.

JOHN B. COWART SR., 85, 3901 Pinewood Road, Melbourne, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mr. Cowart was owner and operator of Johnny's Bar. Born in Collins, Ga., he moved to Central Florida in 1936. Survivors: wife, Mildred I.; sons, John B., South Carolina, Keith K., Kevin R., both of Melbourne; daughters, Betty Coffman, Lyons, Ga., Tonie L. Kerslake, West Melbourne; sister, Norma Fulbright, Carrollton, Ga.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Brownlie and Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.

MARGARET R. DE VORE, 78, Elizabeth Avenue, Orlando, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mrs. De Vore was a homemaker. Born in Willoughby, Ohio, she moved to Central Florida in 1948. She was a member of Central Four Square Church. She was a former member of the Orlando Dog Training Club and Seminole Dog Training Club. Survivors: husband, Jack; sons, Ken Straight, Dennis Straight, Richard Straight, all of Orlando; Randy Straight, Kissimmee; stepsons, Joseph Larson, Steven Larson, both of Canton, Ohio; stepdaughter, Barbara Gangloff, Canton; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Dove Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Winter Park.

MARY EMILIOS, 76, 1632 S.W. Burlington St., Port St. Lucie, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mrs. Emilios was a self-employed dressmaker. Born in Pittsburgh, she moved to Central Florida in 1987. She was Eastern Orthodox. Survivors: husband, Thomas; sister, Frances Earley, St. Cloud. Fisk Funeral Home and Crematory, St. Cloud.

ANTONIO FELIX, 71, 1261 N.W. Gustrow Ave., Palm Bay, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mr. Felix was a retired maintenance worker for J.C. Penney Co. Born in Haiti, he moved to Central Florida in 1995. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors: wife, Humaine; sons, Matthew, Gerard Vern, both of New York; daughter, Elsie Duhaney, Miami Lakes; sisters, Ena Lemoine, Haiti, Rochette Jean, New York; six grandchildren. Brownlie and Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.

SARA ELIZABETH GILMAN, 58, South Glancy Drive, Deltona, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mrs. Gilman was a sales representative for Jacobsons. Born in Anniston, Ala. she moved to Central Florida in 1973. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. Survivors: husband, Richard Sr.; sons, Richard Jr., Lake Helen, Jeffrey, Deltona; daughters, Judy, Michelle Stephenson, Bernadette Driver, all of Deltona, Denise, Orange City; sisters, Lois Johnson, Anniston, Debbie Cook, Decatur, Ala.; 13 grandchildren. Altman-Long Funeral Home, DeBary.

MYRON ANBERT IVERSON, 81, Putter Road, Zellwood, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mr. Iverson was a salesman. Born in Chicago, he moved to Central Florida in 1992. He was a member of Masonic Lodge. He attended Rolling Hills Community Church. Survivors: wife, Gladys M.; son, Jack, Altamonte Springs; daughter, Lana Busscher, Burnsville, Minn.; sister, Barbara J. Davenport, Minneapolis; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. ICS Cremation Inc., Cape Coral.

IRENE C. KERR, 76, Village Drive West, Kissimmee, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mrs. Kerr was a military clerk. Born in Littleton, N.H., she moved to Central Florida in 1968. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Survivors: son, Stanley J., Lakeland; sisters, Yvonne Sylvester, Kissimmee, Florence Dillingham, Melbourne. Conrad and Thompson Funeral Home, Kissimmee.

MARY F. KITTLE, 70, Fairview Avenue, Daytona Beach, died Saturday, Oct. 2. Mrs. Kittle was a homemaker. Born in Cincinnati, she moved to Daytona Beach from Deltona in 1996. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, and the Moose Lodge. Survivors: stepsons, David, Albuquerque, N.M., Lucky, North Carolina; daughters, Karen Frietch, Deltona, Gail Haraldson, Chesapeake, Va., Virginia Raps, Wilmington, Ohio; stepdaughter, Peggy, Deltona; sister, Ginny Millar, Daytona Beach; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Baggett and Summers Funeral Home, Daytona Beach.

LOIS M. KIRCH, 75, West Armstrong Road, DeLand, died Friday, Oct. 1. Ms. Kirch was a payroll clerk for National Linen Service. Born in Granite City, Ill., she moved to Central Florida in 1970. She was a member of Westwood Alliance Church. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden.

BOBBIE LARKINS, 79, Sea Mist Drive, New Smyrna Beach, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mrs. Larkins was a retired medical receptionist. Born in Portsmouth, Va., she moved to Central Florida in 1990. Survivors: sons, Timothy, Houlton, Maine, Mark, Dublin, Ohio; two grandchildren. Settle-Wilder Funeral home, New Smyrna Beach.

JOSEPH EARL LETT III, 67, Loon Court, Daytona Beach, died Tuesday, Sept. 28. Mr. Lett was a retired owner of General Sales and Associates, Washington, D.C. Born in Richmond, Va., he moved to Central Florida in 1989. He was a member of the Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Port Orange. He was a member and past president of the Pelican Bay Country Club, Daytona Beach, and a member of the Volusia County Republican Executive Committee. Survivors: wife, Gay R.; son, Steven W., Laurel, Md.; daughter, Debra Leuton, Aylett, Va.; stepdaughters, Jill B. Ott, Nashville, Tenn., April B. Lupien, Hazelton, Pa.; six grandchildren. Baggett and Summers Funeral Home, Daytona Beach.

SOL MYERS, 91, South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mr. Myers was the owner/operator of Myer's Delicatessen and Supermarket, North Philadelphia. Born in Russia, he moved to Central Florida in 1957. He was a member of Temple Israel. Survivors: sons, Michael, Los Angeles, Samuel, Paris, France; daughter, Loretta Steinberg, Philadelphia, seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. Haigh-Black Funeral Home, Daytona Beach.

WILLIAM K. PETERMAN, 72, Acorn Court, Deltona, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mr. Peterman was a steelworker for Simplimatic Corp. and Conveyor Systems Corp., Sanford. Born in Gilman City, Mo., he moved to Central Florida in 1973. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Deltona. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8093, Fleet Reserve Association and the Retired Enlisted Association. Survivors: wife, Josefina, Deltona; daughter, Gloria Peterman Kovalcik, Orlando; sister, Betty Rose Peterman, Minneapolis; two grandchildren. Baldauff Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Orange City.

GERALD R. PFEIFER, 82, Lime Tree Drive, Edgewater, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mr. Pfeifer was a retired electronics technician. Born in Humphrey, Neb., he moved to Central Florida in 1980. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Lou Ann; daughters, Debbie Kern, Denver, Diane Hahn, Columbus, Neb., Donna Schneider, Edgewater, Denise, Dorene Pfeifer Camp, both of Orlando; brothers, Robert, Leonard, both of Humphrey; sisters, Imelda Loeffler, Edgewater, Laurene McGilvra, St. Helens, Ore.; four grandchildren. Settle-Wilder Funeral Home, Edgewater.

MARION LEE RANDALL, 73, 7604 S. Osborne Road, Upper Marlboro, Md., died Monday, Oct. 4. Mrs. Randall was a shipping aircraft parts consultant at Andrews Air Force Base. She was born in Upper Marlboro. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Upper Marlboro. She was a member of Order of Easter Star, Daughters of the Nile, and Ladies of the Oriental Shrine. Survivors: husband, John, Cocoa Beach; daughter, Marjorie Clericuzio, Cocoa Beach; brother, Donald E. Moore, Upper Marlboro. Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, Cocoa Beach.

ANNE M. RODRIQUE, 87, Chipola Street, DeLand, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mrs. Rodrique was a retired secretary for a medical office. Born in Cleveland, she moved to Central Florida in 1968. Carpenter-Curry Funeral Home, DeLand.

CLYDE E. SAULS, 75, Lake Grassmere Circle, Zellwood, died Sunday, Oct. 3, of congestive heart failure. Mr. Sauls was proprietor of a trucking company. Born in Ashburn, Ga., he moved to Central Florida in 1952. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Orlando. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Fran; son, Larry C., Orlando; daughters, Mary Ann Erickson, Palm Harbor, Beverly A. Taylor, Nashua, N.H.; sister, Betty Rentschler, Pell City, Ala. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Orlando.

CLAUDE M. TOBIAS, 73, Indiana Avenue, St. Cloud, died Monday, Oct. 4. Mr. Tobias was a carpenter for Mercury Marine. He was Baptist. Survivors: wife, Erma; sons, Terry, Larry, both of Michigan; daughter, Mary Ellen, Michigan; brothers, Rex, Donald, both of Ocala, Terrence, Michigan; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory, Kissimmee.

DANIEL R. WEST, 44, Sorrento, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mr. West was an installer. He was born in Huntington, W.Va. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran. Survivors: wife, Theresa K.; mother, Lena, Sorrento; son, Christopher Pigg, Columbus, Ohio; daughters, Amanda, Amber, both of Orlando. All Faiths Cremation Service, Casselberry.

SANDY YARBROUGH, 52, 4304 Ligustrum Drive, Melbourne, died Sunday, Oct. 3. Mrs. Yarborough was a computer programmer. Born in Commerce, Texas, she moved to Central Florida in 1997. She was a member of Patrick Air Force Base Officers Wives Club. She was a member of Church of Christ. Survivors: husband, Lynn; son, Brandy, North Beach, Md.; daughter, Penny Lohman, Orlando; mother, Louise Land, Lindale, Texas; sister, Nancy Lynch, Whitehouse, Texas; three grandchildren. Brownlie and Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.

WILLIAM THOMAS ZACHARIAS, 15, 1629 Hastings Drive, Deltona, died Thursday, Sept. 30. William was a student at Pine Ridge High School. Born in DeLand, he was a lifelong resident of Central Florida. He was a member of the wrestling team and the ROTC. Survivors: father, Daniel K.; mother, Christina Marie Mitchell, Longwood; brothers, Robert Daniel, Gainesville, Brian Joseph, David Jacob Ranon Mitchell, both of Longwood; sister, Elisabeth Anne, Longwood. Deltona Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, Orange City.


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