Miscellaneous Volusia County, Florida Obituaries

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May 22, 1998 

Robert Baughman 
ORMOND BEACH - Robert E. Baughman, 48, of Oak Lane, a former captain for Beacon Ambulance/EVAC for 20 years, died Tuesday at home. 
Mr. Baughman, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, was born in Akron, Ohio, and came here 31 years ago from his birthplace. He also was a member of the medical staff at Daytona International Speedway for 20 years, and was a member of South Akron Church of Christ, Akron. He was an avid NASCAR fan. 
Survivors include a son, Bobby, Ormond Beach; two daughters, Lisa Baughman, Ormond Beach, and Tina Baughman, South Daytona; a brother, Jack, Holly Hill; three sisters, Carleen Ripley, Port Orange, and Jane Jarvis and Linda Martin, both of Daytona Beach; two grandchildren; and his fianc, Debbie Farmer, Edgewater. Memorial donations may be made to Winston Cup Racing Wives Auxiliary, 5700 Concord Parkway, Harrisburg, N.C., 28075. Baggett and Summers, Daytona Beach, is in charge. 

Charles Denton 
LAKE HELEN - Charles W. Denton, 75, of Washington Avenue, a retired truck driver for Ecoff Trucking Co., Illinois, , died Wednesday at home. 
Mr. Denton, a Navy veteran of World War II, was born in Lake Village, Ind., and came to this area in 1979 from Tuscola, Ill. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church, and enjoyed camping and fishing. 
Survivors include his wife, Ola; two sons, Charles, Quincy, Ill., and Kevin Long, DeLand; five daughters, Charlene Santerelli, Cole City, Ill., Vena Moran and Edwina Long, both of Lake Helen, Joyce Talbert, McKenzie, Tenn., and Jean Simpson, Villa Grove, Ill.; two sisters, Mary Davis, Momence, Ill., and Rene Cole, Streamwood, Ill.; and many grandchildren. Carpenter-Curry, DeLand, is in charge. 

Alfred Fournier 
PORT ORANGE - Alfred J. Fournier, 89, of Village Terrace, a retired tool and die maker for General Electric, Somersworth, N.H., died Monday at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach. 
Mr. Fournier was born in Fall River, Mass., and came here 13 years ago from Somersworth. He was active in the New Hampshire National Guard, Laconia, N.H., and the Choral Society at General Electric. He also was a former member of the Rochester Country Club, and enjoyed singing and golfing. 
Survivors include his wife, Nancy; two sons, Lee, Haverhill, Mass., and Lew, Portsmouth, N.Y.; a brother Armand, and three sisters, Eve Porter, Bernice Anaire and Irene Hout, all of Laconia; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Bernier Funeral Home, Somersworth, is in charge. 

Antonio Guzman 
PIERSON - Antonio Guzman, 47, of Shell Harbor Road, a farm worker, died Monday at home. 
Mr. Guzman was born in Mexico City and came here in 1983 from his birthplace. 
Survivors include his father, Juan, Mexico City; six brothers, Eduardo, Orlando, Alejandro and Javier, both of Los Angeles, and Hector, Oswaldo, and Sergio, all of Sanford; three sisters, Juana Guzman and Cecilia Guzman, both of Mexico City, and Victoria Rodriguez, Los Angeles. Carpenter-Curry, DeLand, is in charge. 

Rosea Jackson 
DAYTONA BEACH - Rosea Mae Jackson, 82, of Glenwood Street, a resident since 1972, died Wednesday at home. 
Mrs. Jackson, a homemaker, was born in Donaldsonville, Ga., and came to this area from West Palm Beach. She was a member of the St. Mark Baptist Church, and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. 
Survivors include four daughters, Annie Daniels, Betty Kendrick, and Totisan Brown, all of West Palm Beach, and Roseanner Robinson, Daytona Beach; a brother, Samuel Kiser, Jacksonville; three sisters, Areatha James, Donaldsonville, Georgia White and Ordea Merriweather, both of Detroit; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and five great-great-great-grandchildren. Gainous is in charge. 

Iris McGeachie 
CONSTABLE, N.Y. - Iris Larrimore McGeachie, 82, a former resident of Daytona Beach, died April 30 in Malone N.Y. 
Mrs. McGeachie was born in Hartsville, S.C., and moved to Daytona Beach in 1936 from her birthplace. She was a waitress at the former Princess Issena Hotel, and a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Malone. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and doing volunteer work. 
Survivors include two sons, James and Bill, both of Constable; a daughter, Ann Killeen, Pass Christian, Miss.; three sisters, Ellie Larrimore, Holly Hill, and Pauline Fakey and Grace Tucker, both of Daytona Beach; a grandchild and great-grandchild. Alyce Hyde Funeral Home, Malone, is in charge. 

James Oddo 
PONCE INLET - James A. Oddo, 54, of Jana Drive, owner/operator of Vista Turbo Prop Training Specialists, died Tuesday in Montana, as a result of an airplane crash. 
Mr. Oddo, an Army veteran, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to this area 1971 from Manorville, N.Y. During the 1970s, he began the Spruce Creek Fly-In Community. He also was a former ophthamologist in Montana, a flight instructor, vice-president for Phoenix East Aviations and trained some of NASCAR's crews. He enjoyed flying and training, and even helped train Astronaut Edgar T. Mitchell of the Apollo 14 mission. 
Survivors include a son, Jimmy Jr., and a daughter, Christine Matteo, both of Port Orange; his mother, Rose Oddo, and a brother, Sal Jr., both of Daytona Beach; and six grandchildren. Volusia Memorial, Port Orange is in charge. 

Vernon Popp 
EDGEWATER - Vernon William Popp, 74, of South Ridgewood Avenue, a retired operator for the water treatment plant in Rochester, N.Y., died Thursday at home. 
Mr. Popp came to this area 29 years ago from his native Rochester. An Army veteran of World War II, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He also was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Chapter # 145. 
Survivors include his wife, Janet S.; two sons, Dale and Gary Rogers, both of Rochester; a brother, Robert, Edgewater; a sister, Audrey Petote, Rochester; and five grandchildren. Dudley, Edgewater, is in charge. 

Paul Schmidt 
DAYTONA BEACH - Paul W. Schmidt, 82, of South Ridgewood Avenue, a retired farmer, died Thursday at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home. 
Mr. Schmidt was born in Homestead, Iowa, and came here in 1994 from Brooksville. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Conroy, Iowa, where he was an Elder and served as an usher. He enjoyed fishing. 
Survivors include his wife Bette; a son, Roger (Bear), Port Orange; and a grandson. Kloster Valentine Funeral Home, Marengo, Iowa, is in charge. 

July 5, 1998 

Esther Angeli 
DELTONA - Esther J. Masteller Angeli, 71, of Alcan Avenue, a retired machine operator for a manufacturing company, died Saturday at Hospice Care Center, Port Orange. 
Mrs. Angeli was born in Jenningsville, Pa., and came here in 1990 from Titusville. She was a member of Barnett Memorial United Methodist Church, Enterprise, and the local Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) club. She enjoyed crocheting, plastic canvas needlework and all kinds of crafts. 
Survivors include her husband, Geno; a son, James Burkhart Jr., Torrington, Conn.; two daughters, Ileane Elliotte, Deltona, and Ruth Teske, Southington, Conn.; a brother, Charles Masteller, and two sisters, Lulu Horrex and Gladys Totoris, all of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange 32119. Altman-Long, DeBary, is in charge. 

Anna Fenner 
DELTONA - Anna Gertrude Fenner, 75, of Wing Terrace, a native of Czechoslovakia, died Friday at Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford. 
Mrs. Fenner, a homemaker, came here in 1988 from Lindley, N.Y. 
Survivors include her husband, Leonard. Deltona Memorial, Orange City, is in charge. 

Clarence Gardiner 
DELTONA - Clarence William Gardiner, 95, of North Page Drive, retired general manager and chief executive officer for the Keebler Biscuit Co., Omaha and Philadelphia, died Friday at Florida Hospital-Fish Memorial, Orange City. 
Mr. Gardiner was born in Brewster, Neb., and came here in 1968 from Philadelphia. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, American Association of Retired Persons, the Mixed Bowling League of Deltona and the Elks Lodge. He organized and chartered the first Rotary Club in Deltona where he had perfect attendance for more than 30 years. 
Survivors include a foster daughter, Evelyn Johnson, New Port Richey; and a nephew, Frank Dragoun, Deltona, who provided for his care. Baldauff, Orange City, is in charge. 

Alzene Grosse 
PORT ORANGE - Alzene C. Grosse, 94, of Taylor Avenue, a former nurse, died June 27 at home. 
Ms. Grosse was born in Ellerslie, Md., and came here 45 years ago from the Midwest. She was a member of the Azalea Garden Club, Daytona Beach, and the city of Daytona Beach Recreation Center. 
Survivors include her caretaker, Donald Byrnes, Port Orange, who provided for her needs. Woodward, Holly Hill, is in charge. 

Merl Harris 
PORT ORANGE - Merl S. (Dugie) Harris, 63, of Swallow Tail Drive, a general contractor, died Thursday in Newark Valley, N.Y., at the home of a friend. 
Mr. Harris, a Navy veteran of the Korean War, was born in Endicott, N.Y., and came here more than 20 years ago from Newark Valley. He attended Florida State University and was a member of the Elks and the American Legion. 
Survivors include a son, J. Mark; two daughters, Susan Dorsey and Mandee Brown; two stepsons, John Homa, Newark Valley, and Michael Homa, Apalachin, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and his friend, Phyllis Harris, Newark Valley, who provided for his care. Memorial donations may be made to Lourdes Hospice, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, N.Y. 13901. McPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley, is in charge. 

Marjorie Keough 
DAYTONA BEACH - Marjorie Ann Keough, 78, of Mitchell Place, a manager for Burdines and Ivey's department stores in Fort Lauderdale and Daytona Beach before her retirement, died Thursday at home. 
Mrs. Keough was born in Chicago and came here in 1980 from Fort Lauderdale. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Daytona Beach, was an avid golfer and enjoyed crossword puzzles. 
Survivors include two sons, Richard, Ormond Beach, and Hugh, Daytona Beach; three daughters, Diane Wilson, Sante Fe, N.M., Carol Phillips, St. Petersburg, and Melinda Kwaterski, Baileys Harbour, Wis.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Ormond Beach, is in charge. 

Catherine Randel 
DELAND - Catherine (Kitty) Crusius Randel, 73, of North Amelia Avenue, an accounting clerk for the clerk of court, Volusia County, before her retirement, died Thursday at home. 
Mrs. Randel was born in Daytona Beach and came here in 1969 from Fort Pierce. She also was former employee for DeLand and Deltona Memorial Gardens. She enjoyed reading and cooking. 
Survivors include four sons, Stephen Walker and Richard Randel, both of DeLand, Michael Randel, Tiger, Ga., and David Randel, Winston, Ga.; two daughters, Carole Wheaton, DeLand, and Shirely Walker, Orange City; a brother, Milton Crusius, Arlington, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Altman-Long, DeBary, is in charge. 

Annie Robinson 
DAYTONA BEACH - Annie Mae Robinson, 87, of South Street, a retired domestic housekeeper, died Saturday at home. 
Mrs. Robinson was born in Patterson, Ga., and came here 70 years ago from her birthplace. She was a member of Mount Bethel Baptist Institutional Church and served on the Deaconess Board, Missionary Board, was Tribe Leader of Asher and Mother of the Church. She also was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and enjoyed cooking, crocheting and fishing. 
Survivors include 11 sons, Leroy, Benjamin, Stanley, George, Ralph, Realise, Richard and Colden, all of Daytona Beach, and Gilbert, James and Leon, all of Miami; five daughters, Margaret Lowe, Lucille Robinson, Maxine Washington and Annie Watson, all of Daytona Beach, and Clifford Gearing, Miami; 160 grandchildren; and 300 great-grandchildren. Thompson is in charge. 

June Rotker 
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS - June H. Rotker, 73, of Kensington Park, a public relations employee for Pan American Airways before her retirement, died Friday at Hospice Care Center, Port Orange. 
Miss Rotker, a Navy veteran of World War II, was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and came her in 1994 from Marina Del Ray, Calif. Following her retirement from Pan American, she owned and operated three gift shops in Los Angeles. She enjoyed traveling and gourmet food. 
Survivors include her mother, Bertha Rotker, Deltona; three brothers, Walter, Whitestone, N.Y., Martin, Deltona, and Kenneth, Riverside, Calif.; and a sister, Sheila Hill, Boca Raton. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange 32119. Baldauff, Orange City, is in charge. 

Gary VanAuken 
PALM COAST - Gary H. VanAuken, 43, of Westmoreland Drive, a technical assistant in the film/video department for Keiser College, Daytona Beach, died Friday at Memorial Hospital-Flagler, Bunnell. 
Mr. VanAuken was born in Queens, N.Y., and came here in 1995 from South Daytona. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Palm Coast, and was a Port Orange Recreation Little League baseball and basketball coach and Police Athletic League (PAL) basketball coach for both Volusia and Flagler counties. He earned an associate's degree in film/video production from Phillips College and Keiser College. 
Survivors include his wife, Jo Ellen; three sons, Gary Jr., David and Andrew, all of Palm Coast; his parents, Robert and Theresa VanAuken, Port Orange; two brothers, Robert Jr., Port Orange, and Terance, Ormond Beach; two sisters, Barbara DiPersia, Closter, N.J., and Robin Gainor, Ponce Inlet. Volusia Memorial, Port Orange, is in charge. 


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