Friday, October 13, 2017

Asquith S. Armstrong

Asquith S. Armstrong, age 70, of Windermere, passed away Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont.  He was born in Jamaica, the son of the late Pearline (Beecher) and Egbert Martin Armstrong and was employed as a salesman in the fashion industry.  Asquith was a member of Church of the Ascension and was the husband of Lilieth (Gooden) Armstrong of Windermere.

The family will be receiving friends at Church of the Ascension Church on Saturday, October 14, 2017, located at 4950 S. Apopka Vineland Road from 9:00 until 10:00 am.  The funeral service will follow visitation at 10:00 am.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Leona E. Harrison

Leona E. Harrison, age 86 of Orlando, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017.  A lifelong Floridian, she was the daughter of Newton F. and Rena (Koons) Chase.   Leona was employed as a credit manager for a department store and was married to Joseph Harrison also of Orlando.

Leona is preceded in death by her parents, Newt and Rena Chase of Stuart; sister Margie Hart of Kenansville, and leaves to cherish her memory, husband of 65 years Joseph Harrison; twin daughters Christine Lashley of Ocala, Charlene Forth (Chuck) of Clermont; daughter Teresa Swander of Ocala; son Joseph Harrison Jr. (Bobbie) of Melbourne; brother Billy Chase (Wanda) of Stuart; sister Shirley Hubbard (Jerry) of Melbourne; grandchildren Tammy Mashburn, Maria Fletcher, Chase Forth, Kassie Ledoux; great grandchildren Beau Mashburn, Karleigh Bevins and Abbey Fletcher.

The Funeral service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 am with Chaplain Mike Carlson officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Lake Hill Cemetery in Orlo Vista.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Madeline (Madi) Castagna

Madeline (Madi) Castagna... Age 75, passed away September 28, 2017 with her family at her bedside in Orlando,  Florida. Beloved wife of Albert (Al) for 53 years and Loving mother to Letitia (Eric) Brandsgaard and Michelle (Robert) Perrotti. Sister to Felicia Tracy. NANA to Ashley (19), Brandon(17), Braden (14), Rebecca (12), Roberto (10) and Sebastian (3). And of course, her furry grandbabies Logan, Bella, Mama Kitty, Aashes, Shaadow, Snowball, Zeena and Cooper. Aunt to Therese (Tom) Brennan, Billy (Reinhardt), Tom (Leslie ) Reinhardt, Kellianne Greene, Tracie (Vincent) Sciascia, Eric (Dawn) Wachsning.  Great Aunt and friend. Many will miss "Ms Madi "

Preceded in death by, Baby Joey, Frank and Bernice Tracy, Philip and Rose CastagnaGary Reinhardt,  David and Lucille Hurst, Joann Castagna and Grace Reinhardt.

Funeral 11:30am on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at St Jude Maronite Catholic Church, 5555 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Orlando, 32819. Burial in Dr Phillip's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to  the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Robert Blaise

Robert Blaise,  age 75, of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, September 26th, at Florida Hospital Orlando.  He was born in Bombardopolis, Haiti,  the son of the late Matilda (Charlemagne)  and Turgo  Blaise and was employed as a driver for Airport Trucking.  

Robert leaves to cherish his memory, wife Marie  (Alerte) Blaise of Orlando; four daughters, Carlin Blaise of Boston, Judith Blaise of New York, Tamar Blaise of Orlando, Roberta Blaise, of Tampa;  eight sons Edzer Blaise, of New Jersey; Brunel Blaise, of New Jersey; Harry Blaise, of New York; Kerlin Blaise, of Michigan; Simphar Blaise, of Orlando; Michael Blaise, of Tampa; Al Blaise, of Orlando; Marc Ardy Blaise

The family will be receiving friends from 8:30 until 9:40 am on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The Mass will follow at 10:00 am at St. Andrew Catholic Church located at 801 N. Hastings Street, Orlando with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will follow the Mass at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Aldorah Anne Black

Aldorah Anne Black, age 87 of Orlando passed away on September 27, 2017.  She was born in Fort Smith Arkansas, the daughter of George Washington (and Rosa (Dueber) Dodd.  A retired cafeteria worker, Aldorah moved to Central Florida from Arkansas in 1959 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Orlando.  

Aldorah is preceded in death by her husband Edward Eugene Black (2002 and leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Connie Black and Vickie Jordan, both of Orlando; brother Charlie Black of Princeton, W. Virginia and 3 grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gotha, Florida, on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm .  A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Orlando at  4:00 pm on Saturday .

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to:

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Harry Irwin Avery

Harry Irwin Avery, lifelong mechanic and gearhead, went to the big garage in the sky at age 78.  When not enjoying RPMs, Harry was a devoted spouse for fifty-five years; loving father of four; grandfather to the “Easy Does It” pit crew, and dedicated parishioner at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando.  

Sundays were a contrast to Harry’s work days: Mondays through Saturdays, he was never afraid to get his hands dirty and work from sunrise to sunset, then managed to find a beer or two (often warm) with his cronies while watching his beloved sports.  On Sundays, he would “clean himself up,” put on a jacket and tie, and serve his Lord and Savior as a devoted usher for fifty years at his family parish. “He was a real piece of work.”  
Harry is survived by his wife, Paula (Grein) Avery, sister, Mary Bergman, brother Richard Avery (Oscar), daughter Karen Dorr (Brad), son Eric Avery (Shana), daughter Laura Drapcho (Don), son Daniel Avery (Benson Willis); grandchildren Bradley Dorr Jr., Bailey Dorr, Amanda Avery, Grace Avery, Nicholas Avery, Kristin Drapcho Gernaat (Ryan), Lucas Drapcho, Matthew Livesay Jr., and Alycia Drapcho; and great granddaughter, Marina Gernaat. He is joining his parents, Harry and Hortence (Irwin) Avery, brother-in-law, Clayton Bergman, and grandson, Christopher Avery, in Heaven.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday,  September 29, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held  at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  "In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the  Parkinson's organization which Harry belonged to."

If you could see where I have gone,  The beauty of this place.  And how it feels to know you're home,  To see the Savior's face.  To wake in peace and know no fear,  Just joy beyond compare.  While still on earth you miss me yet, You wouldn't want me there.  
If you could see where I have gone,  Had made this trip with me.  You'd know I didn't go alone.  The Savior came with me.  When I awoke, He was by my side,  Reached down His hand and said, "Hurry, child, you're going home  To a grand and glorious land! Don't worry over those you love,  For I'm not just with you.  And don't you know with you at home,  They'll long to be here, too?"  
If you could see where I have gone And see what I've been shown.   You'd never know another fear Or ever feel alone.  You'd marvel at the care of God,  His hand on every life.   And realize that He really cares  And bears with us each strife.  And that He weeps when one is lost,  
His heart is filled with pain.  But, oh, the joy when one comes home,  His child is home again.  
If you could see where I have gone And stay a while with me To share the things  That God has made to grace eternity.  But, no, you could never leave Once Heaven's joy you've known.  You couldn't bear to walk earth's paths Once Heaven was your home.  

If you could see where I have gone,  You'd know we'll meet someday.  And though I'm parted from you now,  That I am just away. And now that I am home with Him,  Secure in every way,  I'm waiting here at Heaven’s door  To greet you some sweet day. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Betty June Willis Conine

Betty June Willis Conine, a long-time resident of the Panama City area, passed away Monday, September 18 in Orlando, Florida at the age of 85. Born September 7,1932 in Hartford, Alabama, Betty was a 1950 graduate of Bay High School and long-time civil servant, retiring in 1997 from Tyndall Air Force Base.

Known simply as “Granny” or “Aunt Bet” by her loving family, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, she was a genuine caretaker to all whose supportive and rational advice was sought out and cherished. Betty loved to dance, especially at The Hangout in old Panama City Beach. She was also a voracious reader, avid cruciverbalist, intense follower of politics, and enjoyed researching and sharing family history with the other "First Cousins" of the Shields family.

Betty is preceded in death by father Grover Willis and mother Lena Shields Willis, brothers Earl and Henry, and sisters Gaynell Klein and Sue Swanson. She is survived by her three children, Sherry (Ted) Czupryk of Memphis,TN; Don (Sabrena) Conine of Ballwin, MO; and Beth (Ron) Otts of Ocoee; six grandchildren, Tara Czupryk of New York, NY; Candise (Michael) White of St. Louis, MO; Derek Conine of St. Louis, MO; Josh (Bailey) Czupryk of Memphis, TN.; Ashley (Paul) Saitta of St. Louis, MO; and Morgan (Steven) Tucker of Ocoee, FL, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren Breanna, Tinley, Grayson, and Gavin, and her loyal dachshund Coco.

The family will be welcoming friends and loved ones for the visitation on Thursday, September 28th from 5pm-7pm at Wilson Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday at 1pm at Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Luther Stanford officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Pedal the Cause, an organization close to her heart. 

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

Ruth F. Austin

Ruth F. Austin, age  87 of Orlando, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Orlando Lutheran Tower.  She was born in St Thomas, Virgin Islands,  on August 5, 1930 daughter of the late Clarita (Blyden)  and William  Macks.  Ruth was employed in the Division of Licensing for the US Government and was a member of Sanctuary of Praise Ministries, Church of God by Faith of Orlando.  

As a result of her generous spirit and pleasant personality, she was loved by many.  Her Christian life and spirit will remembered in the lives of all who knew her.   Ruth's life will forever be cherished by her son Deane Austin of Orlando;  three sisters Inez and Mae Marks both of the Bronx, NY; Grace Roberts, of Orlando; niece Kishma Vincent of Jacksonville and special friend Ada L. Figueroa of Atlanta.

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.