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Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home West Altamonte Chapel

A Long And Rich History Baldwin-Fairchild Cemeteries & Funeral Homes had its beginnings when founded in 1972 by Richard O. Baldwin, Jr. Then called Baldwin Funeral Home, the first chapel was established in the Goldenrod area of Orlando. In 1974, Mr. Baldwin expanded to Altamonte Springs, and in 1978 added All Faiths Memorial Park in Casselberry. In 1980, Mr. Baldwin again expanded through the acquisition of three additional funeral homes in the Orlando area; Fairchild Funeral Home and Crematory located on Lake Ivanhoe, Bray Funeral Home in Apopka, and Hoequist Funeral Home in Winter Garden. All five funeral homes were immediately renamed Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Homes. Today, following more acquisitions, Baldwin Fairchild has ten chapel locations and five cemeteries serving all of the Greater Orlando area. Serving All of The Greater Orlando Area Life is precious. When a life ends, it is difficult to say goodbye. It is the mission of Baldwin-Fairchild Cemeteries & Funeral Homes to assist families through this most difficult period. At Baldwin-Fairchild, we strive to provide the very finest cemeteries and the most caring ceremonies for each and every family we serve. - Richard O. Baldwin, Jr. Richard O. Baldwin, Jr. has always believed that families, regardless of their faith, social status or circumstances, deserve unwavering respect and dignity throughout the entire funeral process. It is that family principle which has earned Baldwin-Fairchild Cemeteries & Funeral Homes an excellent reputation. Traditional Services - Traditional funerals are those that closely follow a pattern set by one's religious beliefs or cultural customs. These services generally include a time for the deceased person's family to receive friends, the funeral, a procession to the cemetery and interment. Personalized Services - There is a growing trend throughout America of family and friends of the deceased planning a service that reflects personally on the life of the deceased. These services often include testimonials and stories by friends, favorite musical selections and the displaying of personal effects and photos. It can even include conducting the services at a location other than the funeral home chapel. Cremation - Nearly one-half of all funerals today include cremation. Generally based on family or ethnic traditions, cremation offers an alternative to earth burial and is gaining more acceptance in the American culture. And, Mr. Baldwin's principle of treating all deceased persons with respect and dignity is also strictly adhered to during cremation. Traditional or Personalized With Cremation - Choosing cremation in no way eliminates the choice of combining the cremation with a traditional or personalized service. Many families know the importance of holding funeral services, not only to help the bereaved family in their time of need, but also to reflect and say goodbye to someone dearly loved. The choice should be a family decision, based on feelings of both the deceased and family members. Veteran Services - We can think of no greater honor than that of having proudly served in the armed forces of this country. And for honorably discharged veterans, there are certain benefits available through the government that can greatly reduce the cost of their funerals and the funerals of the spouse and eligible dependent children. Offering The Simplicity Plan® At Baldwin-Fairchild Cemeteries & Funeral Homes we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who wish to plan their arrangements in advance, Baldwin-Fairchild offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility.


Our Obituaries

Ruth Winifred Chelius

February 1, 1914 - July 25, 2017

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Robert Milton LePage

November 10, 1933 - July 25, 2017

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Douglas L. English

January 19, 1957 - July 15, 2017

Douglas L. English, 60, of Longwood, FL, passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2017. Affectionately known as "Dougee Fresh," he was a loving and devoted husband, dog father, brother, uncle, and good friend to many. Loved by many and he was known for his frequent and famous bear hugs and had a positive word for everyone. Doug loved his sports and his Denver Broncos, Detroit Tigers, and...
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Hilda Fay Vaught

May 8, 1945 - July 15, 2017

Hilda Vaught, 72, of Orlando, FL passed away July 15, 2017. She was born to the late Elias and Stella Simmons on May 8, 1945 in Samson, AL. Hilda was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a fighter all her life through many difficulties and she loved her family. Hilda worked as a CNA and most enjoyed helping with disabled children. She loved the beach, fishing,...
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Elizabeth Helen Leland Jones

August 29, 1921 - July 14, 2017

Elizabeth “Bette” H. Leland Jones of Apopka, FL formerly of Glen Ellyn/St. Charles, IL and Carefree, AZ, died Friday, July 14, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Jones, 95, was born August 29, 1921 in Gary, IN. She attended Emerson High School where she graduated cum laude in 1939 and then went on Northwestern University/Kellogg School of Business in 1943 where...
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Ronald Wesley Stephenson

May 28, 1935 - July 12, 2017

"Ronald Wesley Stephenson, 82, of Roanoke, Virginia went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.Ronald Wesley Stephenson was born in Roanoke, Virginia to John Wesley Stephenson and Mary Virginia Mills Stephenson on May 28th, 1935. He attended Florida Southern University where he achieved undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Religion, and Luther Rice Seminary where he...
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Ruth Spivey Keesling

January 6, 1928 - July 9, 2017

Ruth Spivey Keesling, 89, of Sanford, FL passed away July 9, 2017. She was born to the late Coy and Aletha Graham in Dothan, Alabama, on January 6, 1928. Ruth was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She grew up on the farm in Dothan and resided there until moving with her first husband, Cecil Spivey, to Atlanta, Georgia in 1956. In 1968, the couple moved to Orlando. From Orlando...
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James W. Walsh

August 12, 1920 - July 5, 2017

James W. Walsh, 96, of Longwood, FL passed away July 5, 2017. Born in Johnstown, PA in 1920. Preceded in passing by his parents, his beloved wife of 70 years Mary L. Walsh, 1 brother, 3 sisters, and 1 grandson. He and his wife moved to Florida from Maryland in 1983 after retiring from the federal government. He was an Army Air Corps veteran in WWII serving in the U.S., France, and Germany in...
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Maria Josefa Edelnant

March 19, 1942 - July 5, 2017

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Charlie Edric Gifford

September 20, 1933 - July 1, 2017

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made toVietnam Veterans of AmericaDisabled American VeteransVietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
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Howard A. Gessler

September 14, 1926 - June 30, 2017

Howard A. Gessler, 90, of Longwood, FL died Friday, June 30, 2017. He was born September 14, 1926 in Bronx, NY a son to the late Frederick and Clara Gessler of Valhalla, NY. He was a loving husband and father, an extensive traveler, and lived in Central Florida for 38 years. Howard proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After the service, he received his AA Degree in Electrical...
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Roy L. Strong

January 13, 1917 - June 27, 2017

Roy L. Strong, 100, of Longwood, FL departed this life on June 27, 2017. Born January 13, 1917 & reared on a farm in West Tennessee, graduated from Gleason High School and attended business college in Paris, TN. He served 3 years in the U.S. Army that took him to the European Theater. When the war was over, he earned his banking degree from LSU and was employed by McKenzie Banking Co. for 4...
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Lois Jean Webber

November 17, 1927 - June 20, 2017

Lois Jean Showalter was born in her home in Dayton, Ohio on November 17, 1927. When her 9 year old brother Leroy came home from school that day and saw the new addition to the family, he said “If you had to get a baby, why did you get a girl?” Leroy was a teaser as well as a teacher who would, on the one hand, occasionally scare Lois with threats of giving her to the “rag man...
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Matthew Robert Radula

July 29, 1984 - June 16, 2017

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation at BBRfoundation.org in his memory.
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Stephen Francis Honaker

May 19, 1987 - June 15, 2017

Stephen Francis Honaker, 30, of Altamonte Springs, Florida (formerly of Apopka), was unexpectedly called home to Heaven on June 15, 2017. He was born on May 19, 1987 to Mark and Peri Honaker in Atlanta, Georgia. After moving to Apopka, Florida with his family at a young age, Stephen attended Sanlando Christian School, Rocksprings Elementary School, Apopka Memorial Middle School, and then Apopka...
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Tommy Lee Cannon

August 21, 1969 - June 13, 2017

Tommy Lee Cannon, 47, of Apopka, FL passed away tragically and unexpectedly on June 13, 2017. He was born to Jerry and Linda Cannon on August 21, 1969 in Haines City, FL. Tommy was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, brother-in-law, and friend. He worked as a Porter for Trinity Construction Supply for 3 years. Tommy was a very hard working man who enjoyed fishing, traveling, and...
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Tommy Lee Cannon

August 21, 1969 - June 13, 2017

Tommy Lee Cannon, 47, of Apopka, FL passed away tragically and unexpectedly on June 13, 2017. He was born to Jerry and Linda Cannon on August 21, 1969 in Haines City, FL. Tommy was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, brother-in-law, and friend. He worked as a Porter for Trinity Construction Supply for 3 years. Tommy was a very hard working man who enjoyed fishing, traveling, and...
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Marjorie Omarie Mize Davis

August 25, 1934 - June 10, 2017

Marjorie Omarie Mize Davis, 82, of Apopka, FL passed away on June 10, 2017. She was born to the late Jesse E and Beatrice Mize in Marked Tree, Arkansas on August 25, 1934. Marjorie, known more commonly as "Margie," was preceded in passing by her husband, Dr. Dan Allen Davis, Lt. Cmdr. Navy; her brother Bill Mize; and her sister Virginia Ann Lumpkin. She is survived by her children Dan...
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Randy Lynn Cain

December 2, 1954 - June 5, 2017

Randy Cain of Longwood, FL went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2017 at the age of 62 after a sudden illness. He was born on December 2, 1954 in Dayton, OH to the parents of Berlin and Phyllis Cain. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend who never met a stranger. Randy loved reading and sharing his faith and the Word of God. He enjoyed the company of other believers...
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Eddie Joe Messer

June 28, 1979 - June 2, 2017

Eddie Joe Messer, 37, passed away unexpectedly on June 2, 2017. He was born to Janice and Jimmy in Griffin, Georgia on June 28, 1979. Raised in Valley, Alabama, Eddie moved to Florida with his family at the age of 13. Eddie was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was a highly skilled electrician prior to serving his family as a stay-at-home-dad, a role which he enjoyed. Eddie...
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Chuck Mayo

December 26, 1937 - June 2, 2017

Chuck Mayo, 79, of Apopka, FL passed away on June 2, 2017. He was born to the late Kenneth and Josephine in Chicago, IL on December 26, 1937. Chuck was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, as well as a friend to many. He graduated from Edgewater High School with the class of 1956. Chuck entered the United States Marine Corps in 1955 and proudly served his country for...
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Anthony W. Rossi

December 19, 1924 - May 20, 2017

Anthony (Tony) Rossi Jr. passes away at 92 Anthony (Tony) Rossi Jr., age 92, of Altamonte Springs FL (formerly of Sharpsville, PA) passed away from natural causes at 3:00 PM EDT on May 20, 2017. Born on December 19, 1924 in Arnold, PA, to parents Anthony and Anna Rossi, Tony’s family moved to Farrell, PA where he attended school. He was preceded in death by his six siblings Nick Rossi,...
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Santos Rosado Ortiz

December 12, 1926 - May 15, 2017

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Martin Simon Evelev

September 22, 1930 - May 11, 2017

Martin Evelev passed away on May 12, 2017 in Longwood, FL. Martin was born in Reading, PA on September 22, 1930, the son of Yale and Deenie Evelev. He was educated at Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was employed for most of his career in the Office of General Counsel at Ford Motor Company, where his work focused primarily on international trade agreements and...
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Sandy Lynn Jones

May 21, 1972 - May 10, 2017

Sandy Lynn Jones, 44, of Apopka, Florida went to be with her Lord on May 10, 2017. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Sandy was born to Charles and Anna Appling in Orlando, Florida on May 21, 1972. She was a woman strong in her Christian faith. Sandy was generous, giving even when she had little to give. She had a positive attitude at all times, even in the face of a...
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Raymond Edison Henry

May 31, 1944 - May 6, 2017

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Donald Oliver Brewer

August 2, 1933 - May 4, 2017

Donald Oliver Brewer, 83, passed away May 4, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on August 2, 1933 and was a loving husband to Naomi Brewer who predeceased him in 2015. They were married almost 64 years at the time of her passing. He was a caring father to his three children, Don Brewer, Vanessa Taylor and Jim Brewer. He was grandfather to 8 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was...
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Maxine M. Davidson

March 18, 1941 - May 1, 2017

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Michael Luis Lloyd Crooks

July 15, 1957 - April 30, 2017

Michael Luis Lloyd Crooks, 59, of Altamonte Springs, FL passed away on April 30, 2017. He was born to Asbert Lloyd and Deta B.Y. Crooks in Kingston, Jamaica on July 15, 1957. Michael, affectionately known as “Spike” and “Big Mike,” was a beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Michael...
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Geneva Laverne Provost

March 5, 1932 - April 24, 2017

Geneva Laverne Provost, 85, of Forest City, FL passed away on April 24, 2017. She was born to the late Whitfield and Maggie Nelson on March 5, 1932 in Potts Camp, Mississippi. Affectionately known as “Laverne,” she was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. She met her surviving husband, John “Jack” Provost, in Memphis TN while...
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David Lee Longest

August 30, 1938 - April 20, 2017

David Lee Longest, age 78, of Altamonte Springs, Florida died April 20, 2017. He was the husband of Jackie S. Longest (nee Johnson) for 45 years.Dave was born on August 30, 1938 in Indiana and moved with his family to Florida in the mid-1950’s. In the early 1960’s, he worked for Martin Marietta, supporting programs that helped develop rockets used to realize American dreams of...
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Robert Don Fulbright

July 22, 1969 - April 11, 2017

Rob Fulbright was born to Rodney and Harriet Fulbright on July 22, 1969, in Siloam Springs, Ark. The family relocated to Orlando in 1979.Rob graduated from Forest Lake Academy in Apopka and went on to graduate with a double major in accounting and marketing from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. He had worked with Adventist Health System for 25 years. He was a senior...
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Jane E. Wurn

January 7, 1927 - April 9, 2017

Jane E. Wurn (Pazar), 90, of Casselberry, FL went to be with her Lord on April 9, 2017. She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Jane was born on January 7, 1927 to the late Rev. Nicholas and Irma Pazar in Kingston, Pennsylvania. She met her late husband, Stephen Wurn Jr., in Philadelphia at her father’s church during WWII. The two were married for 43 years...
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Floyd Isaac Van Dyke

March 10, 1926 - April 7, 2017

Floyd Isaac Van Dyke Jr., 91, went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 7, 2017. Floyd was born in Tazwell, Virginia. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Floyd was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ocoee, Florida.Floyd is preceded in death by his father, Floyd Isaac Van Dyke Sr., his mother, Nora Lee Jolly Belcher Van Dyke, as well as five brothers...
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Gloria Martinez

May 6, 1917 - April 5, 2017

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Elba Rosa Gil

March 30, 1931 - March 31, 2017

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Helen Marie Spence

November 3, 1918 - March 29, 2017

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Judith Conrad-Byrne

September 18, 1935 - March 28, 2017

Judith Conrad-ByrneSeptember 18, 1935 – March 28, 2017Judith Conrad Byrne, only child of John P. Conrad and Lucille Fenton, was born in 1935 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised in Cheyenne, WY and Chicago, IL, Judy later attended Grinnell College in Iowa before moving to Massachusetts.Judy’s adventure on Cape Cod began when she saw an advertisement for a job at the landmark Orleans Inn....
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Charles K. Phillips Jr. D.C., USN

September 7, 1926 - March 28, 2017

CDR. Charles K. Phillips Jr., D.C., USN (Ret.), 90, of Altamonte Springs, FL went to be with his Lord on March 28, 2017. He was a loving and beloved father, brother, grandfather, and friend. Charles was born to the late Charles Sr. and Martha Phillips in Denver, CO on September 7, 1926. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy as a Naval Dental Officer. Charles retired from the...
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Marjorie Katherine Owen

September 10, 1921 - March 27, 2017

Marjorie Katherine Owen, 95, of Altamonte Springs, FL passed away on March 27, 2017. Affectionately known as “Kitty,” she was born to the late William and Mary Harrell in Wakefield, VA on September 10, 1921. Marjorie was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was married to her surviving husband, Avery L. Owen III, for 64 years. Kitty was gifted in crafts, such as sewing and...
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Myrle Constantia Hew

August 23, 1937 - March 25, 2017

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Sharon K. Herndon

February 13, 1948 - March 21, 2017

Sharon Herndon, 69, of Altamonte Springs, FL passed away on March 21, 2017. She was born February 13, 1948 in Wichita, Kansas to Gene and Julia. Throughout her lifetime, she enjoyed horse-back riding, sewing, crocheting, reading, creating pins, and painting. Sharon moved with her family from Kansas to Florida in 1989. She is described by her family as a passionate wife and mother. She was always...
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Leila F. Castillo

November 5, 1924 - March 13, 2017

Obituary, English:Leila F. Castillo, 92, of Altamonte Springs, Florida went to be with her Lord on March 13, 2017. She was born October 4, 1924 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to the late Ildefonso and Praxedes Feliciano. Leila was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was strong in her Christian faith, and very involved with her church (Forest City Seventh Day...
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Ana C. Rosario

June 3, 1926 - March 4, 2017

Ana C. Rosario, 90, of Altamonte Springs, FL passed away on March 4, 2017. She was born to the late Alberto and Dolores Jimenez in Camuy, Puerto Rico on June 3, 1926. Ana, affectionately known as “Cloty,” was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. She had a deep love for her family and was always interested in how everyone was doing,...
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Theresa Mary Ferris

April 13, 1935 - February 28, 2017

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Robert Francis Lynch

October 29, 1927 - February 28, 2017

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Lynell Cleo Wilson

August 29, 1935 - February 27, 2017

WILSON, Lynell Cleo, 81, went to be with the Lord and her husband, Lawrence on February, 27, 2017, in Winter Park, FL. Lynell was born in Palatka, FL to Stanton and Cleo (Barrington) Thomas. She was named after her mother. It was in Palatka at church that Lawrence saw Lynell and knew she was meant to be with him forever. Only one problem was that he was 7 years older than she, so he had to wait...
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Donald Austin Byrne

April 16, 1934 - February 24, 2017

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Bryce William Balluff

July 23, 1981 - February 21, 2017

Please view Bryce's memorial video by clicking this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0xC3rH_QXvmbjE3MGpVNGtRQkEBryce William Balluff passed suddenly and tragically on February 21, 2017. He is mourned by his beloved wife Kerri Finkel; son and daughter; devoted parents Paula and Paul Balluff, brother Daryl, Mom-in-love Patricia Finkel, extended family Richard, Linda and Michael Kinsey,...
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Edward G. Clark

April 6, 1936 - February 19, 2017

Edward G Clark Sr., 80 years old was born in Louisville, KY on April 6, 1936. He passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017. He was a Christian (Baptist) and loved the Lord. Edward retired from the Orlando Sentinel and was a coin, sports card and toy collector. He enjoyed many things, but his pride and joy was his family. He was a great husband, father, brother- in-law, grandfather and great...
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Allan Wilson Miller

February 18, 1930 - February 15, 2017

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Charles Joseph Jennings

March 1, 1921 - February 12, 2017

Brother Charles Joseph Jennings son of the late Isaac Jennings and Mary Jennings. Charles was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, on March 1, 1921. He was one of six children born to this union. They included: William Isaac Jennings, Jr., Monemia Jennings, Elizabeth Jennings, and one living, Eugene (Betty) Jennings.Brother Charles Jennings received his education in Wilmington, North Carolina and...
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Thornton J Anderson Jr. USMC

December 2, 1925 - February 8, 2017

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Yolanda Marie Richardson

December 10, 1950 - February 7, 2017

Yolanda Marie Richardson, 66, of Longwood, FL and formerly of Brooklyn, NY passed away on February 7, 2017. Affectionately known as “Yoli” and “Landa,” she was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend. Yolanda was born to the late Frederick and Geraldine Poreé in New Orleans, LA on December 10, 1950. She met her husband of 45 years, William ...
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Leroy Franklin Thrift

November 17, 1930 - February 7, 2017

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Kenneth Wayne Johnson

April 10, 1930 - January 31, 2017

JOHNSON, Sr., Kenneth Wayne, 86, passed away in Lakeland, Florida on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He was born in Clinton, Indiana, April 10, 1930 to Earl and Mary(Wakefield) Johnson. He and his wife, Pat moved to the Central Florida Area in 1958. Kenneth worked very hard in life to care for his family. He was a wonderful father and provider. Pat passed away in 1987. He then remarried Barbara who...
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Nicole Suzanne Parker

August 10, 1995 - January 31, 2017

Nicole Suzanne Parker, 21, of Apopka, FL passed away on January 31, 2017. Born August 10, 1995 in Orlando, FL, Nicole was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and friend. She graduated Top 10 from Lake Brantley High School in 2013, and was an AP Scholar. While attending Lake Brantley, Nicole was Field Commander of the Lake Brantley High School Marching Band. She was involved...
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Roseda May Kozlowski

September 30, 1959 - January 30, 2017

Rose May Kozlowski, 57, of Florida and New York, passed away unexpectedly on January 30, 2017. She was born to the late Jack and Elizabeth Hudson in Punta Gorda, FL on September 30, 1959. Rose was a loving mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She had a passion for traveling, motorcycles, and, above all, her family. Rose held various careers throughout her lifetime, including being a secretary, a dog...
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Chonghun Hun Park

February 25, 1927 - January 29, 2017

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Leland C. Jacobs

August 1, 1934 - January 27, 2017

Leland (Lee) C. Jacobs, age 82 passed away January 27, 2017 in Altamonte Springs, FL. Lee was born in New York and grew up in Winter Park, FL. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elfriede M. Jacobs; daughters Sheri Austin-Anderson and Lisa Ramsey, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Lee was a member of United Church of Christ in Altamonte Springs. He worked in Telecommunications for 31...
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Thomas Joseph Campbell

September 1, 1931 - January 24, 2017

Thomas Joseph Martin Campbell, Jr. ,USAF/USARMY, Ret.~ 01 September 1931 to ~ 24 January 2017~ Aged 85 years ~Thomas Joseph Martin Campbell, Jr. was born on the 1st day of September in the year 1931, in Brooklyn, New York, to an Irish-German immigrant family. Tom. Tommy. Slim. Father. Dad. Da. Grampa. Great-Grampa-pa. Beloved by many. Esteemed. Well-liked. Respected.Raised in the turbulent...
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Glen S. Newcomb

June 9, 1965 - January 19, 2017

Glen S. Newcomb, 51, of Apopka, FL passed away at his home on January 19, 2017. Born to the late Donald and Betty Newcomb in Mobile, Alabama on June 9, 1965, Glen was a good ol’ boy from the start. Raised in Alabama, he loved fishing and being outdoors and spending time with his cousins. In his youth, Glen lived in Singapore while his father worked, and attended the Singapore American...
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Adelaide Cecelia Grisaitis

August 7, 1920 - January 18, 2017

On January 18, our world lost an incredibly caring and generous woman who touched so many lives. She sent me a beautiful sunset yesterday and sunrise today, and waited for her last breaths until her little sister could be there, with her husband by her side. I thank all who have cared for and loved her over the years. She loved and appreciated you. Adelaide was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA...
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Jean Cornice Carter

May 24, 1918 - January 11, 2017

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Wyvie A.J. Suarez-Berry

May 10, 2016 - January 7, 2017

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Konstantinos N. Polygalaktos

April 17, 1924 - January 4, 2017

Konstantinos (Kostas) Polygalaktos died peacefully at Florida Hospital Altamonte on January 4, 2017, in Altamonte Springs, Florida, at the age of 92.He is survived by his wife, Marika, daughter, Demetra (Toula), and sons, Theodore (Ted) and Nicholas (Nick).Kostas was born on April 17, 1924, in Keramidi, Volos, Greece, and immigrated to the United States in 1956 with his wife, daughter, sister-in...
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Clifford Burton Bloodworth

October 26, 1921 - December 31, 2016

We are here today to celebrate the life of Clifford Burton Bloodworth. Clifford was born on Oct. 26, 1921 in Bartow Florida to parents Edwin Earl Bloodworth and Ellen Paulsen. He liked to tell people that he was born during a late hurricane! He was the 2nd of five children. His older brother Edwin Jr, and 3 younger sisters, Dorothy Willruth, Helen Chartier, and Carole Rudisaile. have all...
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Raul Cruz

September 11, 1919 - December 31, 2016

Pastor Raul Cruz Sr., 97, of Orlando, FL, passed away on December 31, 2016. Born in Ranchuelo, Cuba on September 11, 1919 to the late Florentino and Pilar Cruz, Raul was a beloved husband, father, minister, mentor, teacher, counselor, and friend. He moved to Florida from Cuba with his family on December 8, 1980, where he remained for 36 years. Raul’s passion in life was caring for others....
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Chester John Kubas

February 2, 1931 - December 30, 2016

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Louis Selwyn Lazarus

March 9, 1947 - December 30, 2016

Louis Selwyn Lazarus, age 69 of Longwood, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016. He was born March 9, 1947 in Albany, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters, Rebecca Lazarus of Daytona Beach, FL. and Beth Salitsky and her husband Scott of Austin, TX.; sister Barbara Lazarus and brother, Ivin Lazarus, both of Tampa, FL.; grandchildren, Asher Lazarus of Daytona Beach, FL., Noah...
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Ralph Junior Keyes

July 11, 1932 - December 24, 2016

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Barbara Ann Hackett

December 20, 1938 - December 23, 2016

HACKETT, Barbara Ann, 78, entered eternal life on December 23, 2016 in Orlando FL. She was born on December 20, 1938 in Windber, PA to Irvin W & Alice I (Miller) Ishman. Barbara graduated from Windber Area High School in 1957. She Married in 1958 to David Paul Hackett. Shortly after starting a family, she moved to Orlando in 1967. While living in Central Florida, she was employed by the...
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Billie Ruth Crume

October 9, 1924 - December 22, 2016

Billie Ruth Crume of Orlando passed away Thurs, Dec. 22, 2016. She was born Oct. 9, 1924 in Cone, TX and moved to Orlando in 1965. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 2008. She is survived by sons John Crume (Altamonte Springs) & David (Debbie) Crume (Apopka); grandson, Bobby Crume; granddaughters, Candy (Quinn) & Jenny; great-granddaughter, Shelby; and great-grandsons...
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Michael C. Kurtiak

November 24, 1929 - December 17, 2016

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Blake Ryan Bateson

May 4, 1981 - December 14, 2016

Blake Ryan Bateson died peacefully in the arms of his sister, mother, father and close friend Andi Jones at Florida Hospital Altamonte on December 14, 2016 in Altamonte Springs, Florida at the age of 35.Blake is survived by his parents, Brian and Janet Bateson of Altamonte Springs, Florida and his sister Brea Reger of Sanford, Florida.Blake was born on May 4th, 1981 in Independence, Missouri to...
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Yvonne Lela Bush

March 8, 1934 - December 13, 2016

BUSH, Yvonne Lela, 82, entered into rest on December 13, 2016 in Altamonte Springs, FL. Yvonne was born in San Francisco, CA to William Warner and Annie (Moses) Whitehorn, Sr. Her family were immigrants from Russia and Hungary. She was born of the Jewish faith and attended Hebrew school, but became a Christian when she met and married her husband Dawson Harold Bush in 1951. She moved to Orlando...
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Teresa Sykes Tanner Boswell

May 10, 1963 - December 13, 2016

Teresa Sykes Tanner Boswell, 53, of Michie, TN, passed away unexpectedly on December 13, 2016. Born in Leland, Mississippi to Jack Sr. and Dixie Sykes, Teresa was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend. She was kind to everyone she met and always had a smile. Teresa was raised in Ft. Myers, FL. She spent a majority of her lifetime helping others in any way she...
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Jharna Gayen

August 16, 1939 - December 5, 2016

Jharna Gayen, 77, of Altamonte Springs, FL passed away peacefully on December 5, 2016. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Jharna was born on August 16, 1939 in Calcutta, India to the late Profulla and Lila Dikshit. She was married to her surviving husband, Sree K. Gayen, for nearly 53 years. Together, they moved to the Orlando area in 1980 after living in India,...
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Clifford L. Riles

April 5, 1937 - November 27, 2016

Clifford L. Riles age 79, of Longwood, passed away November 27, 2016. He was born April 5, 1937 in Plant City to Ray and Gladys Riles. He moved to Tallahassee when he was three years old. In his early teens he met his future wife Sue. They were married in 1959 and he graduated from Florida State University the following year. Cliff was a respected CPA. He got his first job in the accounting...
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Dolores Orengo Orengo

May 6, 1937 - November 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL.
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Judy P. Groseclose

June 10, 1943 - November 19, 2016

Judy Perron-Groseclose died peacefully at Hospice on November 19, 2016 in Altamonte Springs, FL at the age of 73.Judy is survived by sister Marian (Andy) Ufland-Andre, her daughters; Athena (Jorge) Sanchez and Judy (John) Gillmor, her grandchildren; Robert Ashworth, Jessica (Dane) Gillmor-Moyer, Amanda (Anthony) Sanchez-Sciacchitano, Ashley Gillmor, Jacob (Danielle) Sanchez, her great...
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Jean M. Stirling

August 6, 1930 - October 24, 2016

Jean M. Stirling, 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 24 of complications of ALS. Born in Toledo, Ohio, Jean met her husband Al, at Western Michigan University, where she studied music and the arts. They became long-time residents of Florida and together shared a love of travel, good food, good friends, and jazz. Jean had a delightful sense of humor, loved dark...
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Wallace Cameron Sellers

February 13, 1921 - October 22, 2016

WALLACE CAMERON SELLERS On October 22, 2016 our beloved Father, Wallace Sellers, passed through the gates of heaven to be reunited with our precious Mother and his wife of 65 years, Vivian Aileen Proctor Sellers.Dr. Sellers was a retired Baptist minister of Southside Baptist Church where he ministered for 45 years.He also served in World War II in the Army Air Corp as a bombardier on the Ruptured...
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Arthur Henry Scheck

October 15, 1929 - October 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL.
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Carmen D. Cruz Babin

May 10, 1925 - October 13, 2016

Carmen D. Babin Cruz, 91, of Orlando, FL, passed away on October 13, 2016. She was born to the late Carmelo and Tanita Cruz in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, as well as a friend to many. Carmen and her late husband of almost 50 years, Norman, moved to central Florida in 1977 for retirement. Carmen was a devout Christian and her...
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Richard H. Shepard

February 3, 1933 - October 11, 2016

A memorial service will be held in honor of Richard's life at a later date at Kress Memorial Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Winter Park, Florida.In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Kress Memorial Church in memory of Richard.
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Ralph Joseph Schleske

March 2, 1931 - October 11, 2016

Ralph J. Schleske, 85 of Altamonte Springs, Florida, passed away October 11, 2016. He was born in New York, New York on March 3, 1931. He was married to Mary E. Dunleavy on May 2, 1959.Ralph worked as a Revenue Officer for The Internal Revenue Service with 38 years of Federal Service. He was a member of The Irish American Cultural Society and The Italian Club of Annunciation and had a passion for...
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Jane Howard

January 28, 1943 - October 10, 2016

Jane Atkinson Howard, 73 of Longwood Florida passed suddenly and unexpectedly,Monday, October 10th, 2016 at her sister's Cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia. She was born on Thursday, January 28, 1943 in Pennsylvania to the late Frank and Elizabeth Atkinson, then moving to Florida as a small child.After retiring she enjoyed the Florida Keys, taking cruises and spending time with her friends and...
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June June Higgins

May 31, 1924 - October 10, 2016

Ralph and Opal gave birth to little Virginia June Pickle at home in College View, Nebraska on May 31, 1924. Little did her parents know that she would be the first of five children.June completed the entirety of her formal education in her hometown of Lincoln; she started off in small classroom just down the street from her house and ended at Union College. After graduation she felt something was...
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Grace Eunice Marshall

December 6, 1915 - October 4, 2016

Grace Eunice (Stoddard) Marshall, 100 years old, of Sorrento, FL fell asleep in Jesus on Wednesday, October 4, 2016. She was the wife of the late Clinton M. Marshall, who predeceased her on February 12, 2002. She was born in Lowell, MA, daughter of the late Fred and Bessie (Arnold) Stoddard. Grace was a member of the Spring Meadow Seventh-day Adventist church in Sanford. She worked in food...
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Leonor Calil Fernandes

December 17, 1926 - September 26, 2016

Leonor Calil Fernandes was born on December 17, 1926 to parents Habib Calil and Huage Hanna immigrants from Syria and Lebanon. They arrived in San Paulo, Brazil in 1926, where she was born. She was the second oldest of four children, Noemia, Natal, and Guilherme who she loved deeply. Her upbringing was simple but family oriented. Leonor schooled in Brazil and spoke four different languages,...
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Ken Wayne Fuller

December 27, 1981 - September 25, 2016

Kenneth Wayne Fuller Jr known as Ken to most friends and Kenny to family was born in Chattanooga, Tn at Erlanger hospital. Same as his dad and sister. From the beginning he was an easy going, happy person. He was quiet and shy with a head full of curls....when he finally got hair. His family moved often as a child and he made lasting friendships everywhere he went. At GCA he was active in...
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Henry Jerome Glancy

December 3, 1937 - September 24, 2016

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Richard Allen SHAW

November 11, 1925 - September 19, 2016

Richard A, Shaw (also known as "Dick Shaw the Whistler”) died on September 19, 2016. He was born on November 11, 1925 in Norristown, PA. He is survived by his wife of 71 years W. Joyce, son Richard A. Shaw, Jr. (Renee), daughter Carol Jeanne MacLennan (Scott) and granddaughter Katie Ann MacLennan. Dick was a veteran of WW2, serving in the Pacific aboard the USS Custer. He was a member...
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Barbara Haddock Herrmann

May 5, 1948 - September 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL.
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Richard Allen Shaw

November 11, 1925 - September 19, 2016

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Yudelka Altagracia Diaz

August 1, 1945 - September 16, 2016

Yudelka Altagracia “Judy” Diaz, 71, most recently of Lake May, FL passed away on September 16, 2016. She was born to her late parents Rafael and Mercedes Luna on August 1, 1945 in the Dominican Republic. Yudelka spent her life raising her children and working as a seamstress of wedding dresses and formal gowns. She also enjoyed growing her own vegetables and cooking for her family and...
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Jane W. Wilkinson

April 4, 1927 - September 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL.
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Martin Joel Eiger

February 28, 1938 - September 13, 2016

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Sandra Alice Sauro

October 7, 1936 - September 11, 2016

SAURO, Sandra Alice, 79, died Sunday, September 11, 2016 in the Consulate Health Care, Altamonte Springs, FL. She was born in Camden, NJ to Samuel and Alice (Sweeton) Miller. She married Mariano F. Sauro, Sr, June 1, 1957 in Camden, NJ. She worked in retail at Two Guys and Kmart in N.J. Sandy and Marty moved to Okeechobee in 1990 where she continued her work in retail at Walmart and Avon Sales....
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