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Weaver Endel Raulerson age 84, Montverde, passed away Feb. 22, 2019. Visitation 2-4 PM Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 & Funeral Service 3:00 PM Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 Becker Chapel, 806 W. Minneola Ave, Clermont. Burial Tuesday 1:00 PM Perry, FL. Cornerstone Hospice in lieu of flowers. BECKER FUNERAL HOME www.beckerfamilyfuneral.com
John Clyde McLendon J C McLendon, age 68, of Howey In The Hills passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019. Steverson Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares 352-343-4444
William R. Kolz, Jr. William R. Kolz Jr., 80, of Mount Dora, more commonly known as Capt. Billy, had spent the majority of his life on the water piloting large private yachts. He was born in Buffalo, New York and starting at the young age of 13, he was put in charge of running a marina. When he was 22 he acquired his first official Captains License. After leaving to fulfill his military duty in the United States Coast Guard, he returned to yachting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His attention to detail, spotless upkeep of vessels and well-mannered relationships with yacht owners had him in high demand as a Captain. Staying true to his adventurous spirit he obtained his fixed wing Pilots License, a real Estate License and a hot air balloon Pilots License. He took on the name Billy Balloons during his 17 year career as one of the world’s top hot air balloonists, even flying his balloon through Niagara Falls. After retiring from his adventurous life, he spent his remaining years on his beautiful 10 acre ranch in Mount Dora, Florida. Billy will always be remembered for his acts of kindness and sense of humor. Capt. Billy was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Mount Dora, he is survived by his son; Kyle J. Kolz of Winter Garden and his sister; Sharon Mahony of Buffalo, New York. Rest In Peace Capt. Billy. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 1:00 pm at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church in Eustis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital – www.stjude.org or to the Cat Protection Society, 2700 Getford, Rd., Eustis, FL 32726 – 352-589-6228. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared on the tribute wall at www.HamlinHilbish.com Arrangements entrusted to Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustis, (352) 357-4193
Ernst Howard Young age 84, King’s Ridge & Crane’s View, Clermont, passed away February 18, 2019. Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 2, 2019 in the Becker Chapel. Complete obituary at www.beckerfamilyfuneral.com. Cornerstone Hospice in lieu of flowers requested. BECKER FUNERAL HOME 352-394-7121
Charles A. Smith Charles A. “Chuck” Smith passed away on Feb. 6, 2019. He is survived by his wife and 4 children. Services will be held on Friday, March 15 at 11:00 am at Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg. Interment to follow at Florida National Cemetery at 1:00 pm. Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg 352-787-4343
Ellen Ellaine Prescott Ellen E. Prescott Ellen E. Prescott passed away peacefully on December 19th in Mckinney, Texas. She was seventy years old and is survived by her husband of 51 years, John M. Prescott of Anna, Texas, her son, John S of Mckinney, Marc L of Amherst, NH, her daughter Yajaira of Port St Lucie, FL, a brother Gerry White of Oviedo, FL, and a brother, Lester of Solon, ME. She is predeceased by her sister, Cindy, a brother Daun, and her son, Robert A. Prescott. Ellen leaves ten grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Ellen was born in Brockton, MA and attended schools in East Bridgewater and Whitman, graduating from Whitman-Hansen H.S. In 1966. The couple moved to Orlando, FL in 2000 where Ellen became a well known chocolatier and owner of “Ellen’s Sweets” until 2017. Customers looked forward to her incredible creations for each particular holiday. A memorial service to celebrate Ellen’s amazing life will take place at Azalea Park United Methodist Church at 50 Willow Dr, Orlando on Saturday March 2nd from 3-6 pm. There will be a brief service followed by food and fellowship to recount stories and loving memories of Ellen’s life. All those who knew and loved Ellen are invited to attend.
James Laird Snyder James “Jim” Laird Snyder Jr., 69, of Orlando, Florida passed away on February 20, 2019. He was born on May 17, 1949 to James and Mary Snyder in Queens, New York.He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Snyder.Jim is survived by his sons Scott and Dereck Snyder; his beloved grandchildren, Maddie, Cloe, Svend, Nova, and Lorelei; his sister, Jane (Alan) Hopf; his brother, Joseph (Jeanne) Zahn; his sister, Jean Snyder; and several nieces and nephews. Jim loved to fish, camp, and work on cars. He is a retired police officer from Lancaster City Police Department, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Jim was a helicopter mechanic in the Army Reserves. He was also a licensed real estate agent, and a field property manager for Absolute Realty Group. A memorial service will take place on March 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals, and Receptions – East Orlando Chapel.
Gary Robert Edwards Gary Robert Edwards, born and raised in Orlando, FL, passed away on February 20, 2019. Gary was born on March 8, 1947. A visitation will be held on Wednesday the 27th from 2-3pm, with a service at 3pm, and burial to follow; all at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Gotha, FL. Woodlawn Funeral Home 407-293-1361
Edna Carraway Luongo Edna C. Luongo went peacefully at the age of 94, to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 18 2019. She was cared for by Hospice in her room at Savannah Court, surrounded by her loved ones and also by her caregivers who loved her. Anyone who knew Edna was aware of her great faith. She loved her Heavenly Father, her family and her friends. She grew up in North Carolina on a farm and later moved to Greensboro. She married Mike Luongo during the World War II years. They were married for 60 years, prior to his death in 2008. They raised their family of four children in College Park, MD. While in MD, her family attended Berwyn Presbyterian Church. After retirement in 1980, they moved to Orlando, FL to be close to their grandchildren. They became members of Calvary Assembly of God where Edna served as a greeter, prayer chapel minister, and counselor. They both worked in the homeless ministry and joined Gospel choir, ministering in nursing homes, and were members of Sonlighters. Their elder years were spent as members of New Vision Community Church in Apopka Fl.She is survived by her four children, Craig (Mickey) Luongo Winter Park FL, Donna (Lynn) Elkins of Mount Dora FL, Debbie Luongo of Jacksonville FL and Joe Luongo. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.The family will receive friends on Friday, March 1 from 6 – 8 PM at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Apopka. Funeral Service will be 11 AM Saturday, March 2 at the funeral home with interment at Highland Memory Gardens, Apopka, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to Samaritan’s purse, the organization of Franklin Graham and the service of Operation Christmas Child, one of Edna’s favorite ministries. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Apopka www.baldwinfairchildapopka.com
Arthur E. Salmon Arthur Edward Salmon, PhD, 80, passed away on December 3, 2018 in Daytona Beach. Born in Kansas City, MO to Royal Salmon and Virginia Goodale, Dr. Salmon is survived by his domestic partner of 23 years Vada Jackson, ex-wife and friend Judith Salmon, daughter Norah Dixon, daughter-in-law Nicola Dixon, granddaughter Juliet Dixon and brother Bruce Salmon. Dr. Salmon was a tenured professor of English Literature at Seminole State College where he taught for 24 years. He obtained his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and wrote two books: Poets of the Apocalypse and Alex Comfort. As a young man, he studied theology and served in the United States Air Force. Known for promoting critical thinking, Dr. Salmon created the Movable Feast in Orlando in the mid-1990s and was a member of Mensa. He was a feminist, supporter of LGBT civil rights, strongly believed in freedom of speech and was a member of the American Humanist Association. Dr. Salmon loved being near the ocean, playing his grand piano and adored his family, including his two cats. For information regarding his memorial service write to: email@example.com. His family welcomes donations made in his memory to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.
Berenice Albertha Yarian age 98, passed away peacefully on February 1st. She was born in Goltry, Oklahoma, on December 30, 1920, to Charles and Gladys Hopkins. Berenice was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon L. Yarian. She is survived by her four children: Janice Preston, Patricia Biron, Eldon, Jr. (Skip), and Susan Yarian, and by her grandchildren: Julia Biron, Francesca Buzzi, and Zoe Buzzi. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 10, at 1pm, at Noah’s Event Center in Lake Mary, Florida. Please contact Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home in Altamonte Springs, Florida, for details.
Charles Leonard Bowen Charles Leonard Bowen (Butch) age 76, passed away Friday, February 1, 2019. Butch was born August 6, 1942 in Orlando, FL to John Matthew Bowen and Thelma Jane Bowen. Butch was a fifth generation Floridian descendant of early pioneers William Bryant Osteen (Second Seminole Indian War) and William Jackson Osteen (Watson’s Calvary Company, Munnerlynn’s Florida Battalion). Butch graduated from Boone High School with the class of 1960 and attended Orlando Junior College. Butch joined the Marines and proudly served his country. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Marines, September 21, 1968, Butch worked in the Sheet Metal trade, Local Union 177. He worked on large projects here in Orlando and Tennessee which became his second home. After retiring Butch joined Munnerlynn’s Cattle Guard Battalion Camp 2120 Sons of Confederate Veterans, Christmas, FL. He was a member of the Fort Christmas Historical Society. Butch was a student of history and he shared his knowledge with others. Butch is survived by his brother John Michael (Lynne) extended family and many dear friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Chapel at Fort Christmas Cemetery, 23643 Christmas Cemetery Road, Christmas, FL. The service will be March 2, 2019 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fort Christmas Historical Society, PO Box 1016, Christmas, FL 32709. Join family and friends for refreshments at Pine Grove Baptist Church, 766 Christmas School Rd., Christmas FL 32709 immediately following Celebration.
Bruce Eugene Walton, MD Bruce Eugene Walton, MD (88) passed away on February 12, 2019 in Orlando.He is preceded in death by his infant son Andrew, his parents Loyd and Grace Walton, and his sister Shirley Fogliano.Bruce is survived by Nancy, his wife of thirty six years. Children Pamela(Greg)Feldman, Diana Dunn-Roberts, Anne(John)Alerding, PhD, Margaret(Nick)Macdonald, PhD, LCDR Robert Bruce(Claire)Walton, MD, Bret Traywick, and Kimberly(Richard)Rodgers.He is also survived by ten grandchildren.A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM at St. Luke’s UMC on Apopka Vineland Rd.,Orlando. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to Shepherd’s Hope, 4851 S. Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, Fl 32819.
Kristine Diane Aly Passed away on February 18, 2019. A memorial service will be held on March 23, 2019 from 1-5pm at Centerpointe Community Church. To share condolence messages, please visit: www.newcomerorlando.com/obituaries. Newcomer Funeral Home 407-277-4227
Donald L. Westwood Passed away on February 16, 2019. A memorial service will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3496 on March 2, 2019 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the FOE #3496 to be distributed to their major charities. Newcomer Funeral Home 407-277-4227
Judy Wilsey Seay Judy Wilsey Seay, age 72, of Oviedo, FL, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019. Judy was born April 3, 1946, in Kingston, Pennsylvania to her loving parents Walter Burton Wilsey and Anna Louise Wegman. She grew up in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania graduating from Tunkhannock High School Class of 1964, where she was a Majorette. She enjoyed league bowling, particularly with her father. In 1968 Judy and her future husband met and enjoyed a rapid romance, marrying within six months, starting a family and had a wonderful journey of fifty and a half years. The family relocated to Perry, FL in 1980 making it their home for twenty-eight years. A devout Catholic, she volunteered for the Immaculate Conception Church of Perry for over twenty-five years. The draw of grandchildren brought Judy and her husband to Oviedo in 2008. There was no greater love than that she had for her grandchildren. Over the years she developed her passions for flowers, birds, butterflies, deer, and all wildlife. She was an avid participant on Facebook and developed a love for Hatchlings. Judy went through many medical trials and tribulations, but always kept a smile, an infectious laugh and a hearty sense of humor. She was very much a fighter all the way to the end of her journey. Judy was predeceased by her parents and half brother Mark “Butch” Hornung. Judy is survived by her brother Alan “Skip” Wilsey (Sheila) of Falls PA; her husband Frank M. Seay of Oviedo; daughter Meredith Pergola (Mark) and her children Lindsey, Lauren, and Morgan of Winter Springs, FL; daughter Rebeca Villar (Albert Gallof) and her children Courtney and Brandon Villar of Windermere, FL. A Gathering of family and friends will be held Monday, February 25, 2019 from 6-8 PM at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held 10 AM Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the funeral home with a Committal Service to follow at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Winter Park. Reception to follow at the home of Mark and Meredith Pergola. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo Chapel, 501 E. Mitchell Hammock Rd. Oviedo, Florida 32765 407-366-8999. Please view and sign the guestbook at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/oviedo-fl/judy-seay-8180371
Mary Anne Manzer Mary Anne Manzer, 74, passed away on Feb. 19 in Altamonte Springs after a long battle with lung cancer. Mary was born to Gail E Smith and Alice C (Bauman) Smith Pearson on May 20, 1944 in Plymouth, Indiana. The central Florida area has been her home since 1959. Mary is predeceased by her mother and father. Her surviving siblings are James Lee (Dianne) Smith of Plymouth, IN. and Steve (Debby) Smith of Lampasses, TX. Mary is survived by two daughters, Kathy A (Terry) Sillitoe, Karen S (Angel) Sandoval, three sons, Daniel D Rapp and twins Titan A (Heather) Manzer, Toby A Manzer. She has 3 granddaughters, Nickole DeWitt, Keila Sandoval, Hannah Manzer and 2 grandsons, Jonah Sandoval and Tristan Manzer. Mary also has 2 great-grandchildren, Thomas Tyler DeWitt and Stephen Michael DeWitt along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Diana Lynn Lobley Diana, 58, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 in Longwood, FL. She was born August 14, 1960. A memorial service will be held at 12 pm on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 with a reception to follow from 1-2 pm. For more information, please visit www.NewcomerOrlando.com Newcomer Funeral Home (407) 260-5400
James Edward Chenet James E. Chenet, 58 of Altamonte Springs, FL passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019. Mr. Chenet was born February 3, 1961 in Miami, FL. Please refer to DeGusipeFuneralHome.com for further details. DeGusipe Funeral Home 407-695-CARE (2273)
Catherine F. “Kitty” Ballance Catherine F. Ballance, age 87, of Winter Park, FL, passed away on February 20, 2019. Born in Glen Cove, NY on July 23, 1931. She moved to Florida in 1965 from Port Washington, NY. Mrs. Ballance was a retired Administrative Assistant. She was Roman Catholic and a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Winter Park, FL. She belonged to the Woman’s Club of Winter Park, Winter Park Coterie and the Irish American Cultural Society of Central FL. She is preceded in death by her husband, William K. Ballance, her parents Jeremiah and Catherine Foley, and brother, William Foley. She is survived by daughter, Maureen Bowman (Tom) of Fern Park, FL, sons, Michael Sammis and Patrick Sammis of Winter Park, FL, and brother, Jay Foley (Agnes) of Bay Shore, NY. She was “Nana” to granddaughters, Stephine Sammis, Victoria Hill (Tyler), Siobhan Bowman, Keeley Bowman and Kendall Sammis, and great-grandchildren, Tayden, Haylee and Hunter.Gathering will be held Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 3-5 PM at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home Goldenrod. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, February 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Winter Park, FL.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Peter and Paul Religious Educational Program.