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Obituaries: June 2009

June 5 ROBERT M. LEVINE, 86, Orange City, died Monday, May 25. Mr. Levine was a steel crane worker. Born in Palestine, Ohio, he moved to Central Florida in 1979. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Elks Lodge. He was a veteran. Survivors: wife, Viola; sons, Larry, Ohio, Tom Roppa, New York; daughters, Robin Roppa, Florida, Cindy Long, Patty Berry, both of Pennsylvania, Helen Jones, Apopka; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... JOAN ILENE CRABB, 60, Apopka, died Wednesday, May 27. Ms. Crabb was a routing manager in the publishing industry. Survivor: brother, George, Clermont. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... MAYETTA SEXTON, 83, Zellwood, died Sunday, May 24. Mrs. Sexton was a homemaker and former teacher's assistant at Zellwood Elementary. She was born in DeLeon Springs and moved to Zellwood in the 1940s. She was an ordained pastor at Independent House of Prayer. Survivors: husband David C.; sons, Harvey, Orlando, David, Miami; daughters, Gwendolyn Dawson, Barbara Cooper, both of Zellwood, Sandra Gordon, Apopka; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka. ... REV. BENJAMIN BIXBY JR., 92, Orlando, died Thursday, May 28. Rev. Bixby was former pastor of Calvary Church of the Nazarene, Apopka. Born in East Palestine, Ohio, he moved to Central Florida in 1966. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps League #55607 and a volunteer chaplain with the Florida Highway Patrol. Survivors: wife, Betty Y.; daughters, Janice King, Linda Thompson, Dianne Matheny, Kimberle Clark, Teri Ceja; son, Davie S.; sister, Bonnie Howes; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Dove Funeral Home, Orlando. ... MARK D. TOMPKINS, 93, Orlando, died Saturday, May 23, Mr. Tompkins was a retired truck driver. He was born in Island Groves. He was an Army veteran medic of World War II. He was Seventh-day Adventist. Survivors: wife, Marjorie; sons, Hal, Donald B., Newton, N.C., Bobby, Apopka; daughters, Dianne Phillips, Jan Leon, both of Orlando; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... DAVID L. VOORHEES, 49, Oviedo, died Saturday, May 30. Mr. Voorhees was a mechanical engineer with Northrop Grumman Laser Systems in Apopka. Survivors: wife, Wanda; mother, Nancy, Franklin, N.V.; sisters Julie, Franklin; Donna Weigel, Statesville, N.C., Karen Cox, Melbourne; brother, Mike, Melbourne; daughters, Heather, Autumn, both of Oviedo, Mikilana, Phurrough, Winter Park; son, Quentin, Oviedo; five grandchildren. Orlando Direct Cremation Services. ... ANDREA M. MONTERO, 78, Apopka, died Friday, May 29. Mr. Montero was a foliage worker for Nelson Roses. Born in Utuado, Puerto Rico, he moved to Central Florida in 1951. He was Catholic. Survivors: daughter, Andrea Ussery, Apopka; stepdaughter, Donna Pitman, Deltona; numerous brothers and sisters; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... BIBB D. MORGAN, 74, Apopka, died Monday, June 1. Mr. Morgan was a salesman in the pool and spa pump industry. He was born in Pike County, Alabama. He was Baptist. He was a member of the Bahia, Mason and Shrine organizations. Survivors: wife, Joyce G.; son, Jimmy R., Montgomery, Ala.; daughter, Patti Frame, Winter Park, sister, Ginney Dollinger, St. Petersburg; one grandchild. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... CAROLYN S. WADE, 62, Mount Dora, died Monday, June 1. Mrs. Wade was a homemaker. She was born in Orlando. She was a member of Lake Ola Baptist Church. She was a hospital volunteer and member of the Roller Girls. Survivors: husband, Jimmy; son, Jimmy A. II, Old Town; daughter, Cheryl Lynn Kirkland, Apopka; brother, Fred C. Morrison, Apopka; sister, Betty May, Apopka; one grandchild. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... June 12 MAXWELL "MAX" WEINAR, 81, Apopka, died Thursday, June 4. Mr. Weinar was a carpenter. Born in Eden, New York, he moved to Central Florida in 1960. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose # 766 and a life member VFW Post #8152. Survivors: wife, Jenny; son Maxwell E. III, Orlando; daughters, Barbara J. Bublyk, Patricia L. Beville, both of Apopka, Marilyn D. Polson, Orlando; sister, Jean Skora, Eden; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... VERNON R. MANES, 87, Apopka, died Wednesday, June 3. Born in Mount Pulaski, Illinois, he moved to Central Florida in 1976. Mr. Manes was a lieutenant colonel in the Army and a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He was a member of the Florida Hospital Board. He was Lutheran. Survivors: wife, Lorraine, Zellwood; daughter, Teri Rowen, Indianapolis, Ind.; sons, Michael, Virginia, Larry White, Columbia, S.C.; Juanita Bohem, Decatur, Ill.; eight grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... WILLIAM A. HOMMOWUN, 78, Apopka, died Wednesday, June 3. Mr. Hommowun was a former engineer for AT&T and a consultant for NSA. He was an Army veteran. He was Catholic. Survivors: sons, Robert, Michael, Thomas, George, Christopher, Stephen, Andrew; daughter, Barbara Wroble; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. BaldwinFairchild Funeral Home, West Altamonte Chapel, Altamonte Springs. ... ALYCE V. RICHARDS, 86, Apopka, died Saturday, June 6. Mrs. Richards was a circuit board assembler. Born in St. Paul Minnesota, she moved to Central Florida in 2008. She was Catholic. Survivors: daughter, Janet M. Parry, Apopka; sisters, Bernice Katzmark, Mary Jane Belevich, both of Minnesota, Margie; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... WENDY MAE ASH, 43, Apopka, died Sunday, June 7. Mrs. Ash was a waitress. Born in Westchester, New York, she moved to Central Florida in 1982. She was a member of Sanlando United Methodist Church. Survivors: two children, parents, one brother. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... JOHN DOUGLAS ASH, 54, Apopka, died Sunday, June 7. Mr. Ash was an auctioneer in the automotive industry. He was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and moved to Central Florida in 1993. He was a member of Sanlando United Methodist Church. Survivors: daughters, Shawna Ash, Apopka, Cara Thompson, Little Elm, Texas; sister, Kelly Anthony, Virginia; four grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... CYNTHIA "CYNDI" SANDRA SHORE, 47, Tampa, died Saturday, June 6. Ms. Shore was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and moved to Tampa in 1984. Survivors: parents, Gary and Elaine, Boca Raton; brothers, James, Knoxville, Tenn., Ronald, Apopka; sister, Vicki Stamper, Valrico.

... June 19 JEAN ABBEY WINTERS, 87, Apopka, died Tuesday, June 9. Mrs. Winters was retired from the Independent Life Insurance Co. and was a homemaker. Born in Jamestown, New York, she moved to Apopka from Fort Lauderdale in 2008. She was member and leader of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. Survivors: son, M. Chris, Fort Lauderdale, daughter, Nancy J. Moore, Apopka; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... JOYCE OLIVENE BAKER, 53, Apopka, died Wednesday, June 3. She was born in Manchester, Jamaica. She attended three Seventh-day Adventist churches, Eliatha, Lauderhill, and Mount Olive. Survivors: daughters, Kimberley, Krystal; sisters, Bernice, Beryl, Daphne, Dottilda, Paulette; brothers, Clifford, DeOwen, Norris, Richard. Postell's Mortuary, Pine Hills Chapel. ... ELLSWORTH MAC ALLEN, 76, Apopka, died Wednesday, June 10. Mr. Allen was the owner of Allen's Construction. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he moved to Central Florida 46 years ago. Survivors: wife Marjorie Bernice; sons, Terry W., Eustis, Mark A., Sorrento; daughters, Brenda K. Jones, Ocala, Donna J. LaBruno, Eustis; brother, Don, Batavia, Ohio; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home. ... THOMAS A. HARTLEY, 65, Inglis, died Thursday, June 11. He was an owner in the towing industry. He was born in, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He was the past president of the Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka, and a member of the Elks Club, VFW and the Moose Lodge. Survivors: wife, Linda, Helena, Ga.; sons, Timothy, Columbia, S.C., David, Deltona, John, Helena; daughter, Kim, Deltona; brother, John, Apopka; four grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... ELIZABETH HILL HOGSHEAD, 83, Apopka, died Friday, June 12. Mrs. Hogshead worked for the family business, Baywood Nurseries, and was a real estate agent. She was a member of the Apopka Women's Book Club and the Apopka Historical Society. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Apopka. Survivors: daughter, Lynn Garrett, son, Raymond W.; two grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Apopka. ... MARGARET HOFKER, 78, Apopka, died Sunday, June 14. Mrs. Hofker was born

in Passaic, New Jersey. Survivors: son, John. Central Florida Direct Cremation Service, Orlando. ... MARY ELLEN HUNT, 75, Apopka, died Monday, June 15. Mrs. Hunt was a homemaker. She was born in Mooresburg, Tennessee. Survivors: daughter, Melanie Cooper, Apopka; son, Randy, Groveland. Central Florida Direct Cremation Service, Orlando. ... JANE HUNTLEY HERSON KLINGELHOFER, 93, Apopka, died Monday, June 15. Mrs. Klingelhofer taught art and ceramics. She was a member of the Audubon Society, and former director of volunteers for the Sarasota Red Cross. Survivors: daughter, Paddy, Apopka; sister, Frances Fleming, Rockville, Md.; stepdaughter, Judy O'Mara, Ellicott City, Md.; stepson, Carroll S. Klingelhofer III, Fallston, Md.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs. ... WILLIAM DONALD RYAN, 63, Apopka, died Monday, June 15. Mr. Ryan was founder and president of Advanced Technology Supply. He was born in Columbus, Ohio. He was Catholic. Survivors: wife, Sheila; daughter, Erin; sons, Matthew, Chris; four grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs. ... ROBERT JEROME KRAFT, 85, Zellwood, died Monday, June 15. Mr. Kraft was retired from Martin Marietta. He was Catholic. Survivors: wife, Marie G.; sons, Jerome, John, Michael, Randy, Dean; daughter, Susan Varden; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... FREDA M. BEATTY, 78, Wesley Chapel, died Tuesday, June 16. Mrs. Beatty was a homemaker. Born in Weirton, West Virginia, she moved to Central Florida in 2007. She was Methodist. Survivors: husband, Buck; son, Clayton, Wesley Chapel; daughters, LeeAnn Franklin, Apopka, Darla Fendall, Hampton, Ga.; sisters, Shirley Miller, Weirton, Jeanie Freeland, Bergettstown; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... OTIS EDWIN COX SR., 62, Apopka, died Wednesday, June 17. Mr. Cox worked with the National Elevator Union. Born in Orlando, he moved to Apopka in 1978. He was in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Vietnam War. He was a Mormon. Survivors: son, Otis Jr., Apopka; daughters, Tracy Acker, Apopka, Wendy Huber, Apopka, Cindy Rotarius, Apopka, Amy Ferguson, Mt. Dora; nine grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

... June 26 LAURIE JEAN BATES, 50, Leesburg, died Tuesday, June 16. Mrs. Bates was a homemaker. Born in Victorville, California, she moved to Central Florida in 1995. Survivors: husband, Vernon L.; daughters, Jennifer Rowe, Zellwood, Amy Varella, New Port Richey, Jennifer McClurry, Hudson; son, Jeremy, Springfield, Ill.; brothers, Glenn Watkins, Richmond, Va., Gary Watkins, Hopewell, Va.; nine grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... DONALD JONATHAN STUTZMAN, 85, Zellwood, died Friday, June 19. Mr. Stutzman was retired from A. Duda and Sons Greenhouses and Green Thumb Corp. He was also co-owner of Stutzman Greenhouses. Born in Ogden Center, Michigan, he moved to Central Florida in 1962. He was a member of the Winter Park Church of the Brethren. Survivors: wife, Joyce; sons, Larry, Tom; daughter, Carol; stepsons, Larry, Dennis; stepdaughter, Debbie; brother, Royce; sister, Rosie; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... MARILYN JEAN BENSON, 66, Apopka, died Thursday, June 18. Mrs. Benson was retired from Lynx Bus Co. and was a homemaker. Survivors: daughter, Valerie Cleghorn; sons, Jimmy Hernberger, David Hernberger; sister, Esther Luster; brother, Joseph Youmans; two grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Gotha. ... DOMINIC ANDREW MORALES, 6, LaFollette, Tennessee, died Tuesday, June 16. Dominic was a first grade student and attended Coolidge First Baptist Church. Survivors: mother, Elizabeth Goodwin, a graduate of Apopka High School; father, Jose Morales, Umatilla; grandmothers, Melissa Goodwin, Brenda Simmons; grandfather, Ben Morales; half-brother, L.J. Morales; half-sister, Tiara Morales. Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette. ... RICHARD "RICK" L. OWENS, 61, Apopka, died Sunday, June 21. Mr. Owens was an engineering technician. He was both an Air Force and Navy veteran. He was Protestant. Survivors: mother, Beverly J., Zellwood; son, Richard, Holiday; daughter, B.J. Quintero, Columbia, S.C.; brother, Randal J., Palm Bay; two grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... ELNOR SANDERS SOCKWELL, 66, Oxford, Mississippi, died Sunday, June 7. Mrs. Sockwell was a homemaker. Born in Alabama, she resided in Apopka since 1945. She

was a member of Northside Baptist Church, Apopka. Survivors: mother, Bronnie Sanders, Plymouth; sons, Timothy W., William Anthony, both of Oxford; sisters, Jean Stucker, Sandi Nelson, both of Apopka; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. ... RICHARD H. WRIGHT, 73, Zellwood, died Tuesday, June 9. Mr. Wright was retired from the Orlando Fire Department. He was a member of the Florida State Firefighters Association. Survivors: wife, Judy H.; daughter, Christine "Patty" Lewis, Altamonte Springs. ... PATRICK J. PUTNAL, 53, Apopka, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009. Mr. Putnal was manager of the Steak `n Shake in Casselberry. He was born in Mineral Wells, Texas. Survivors: sisters, Jan Ellis, Dunnellon, Kelly, Oklahoma, Bonnie Ivey, Brandon. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... STEPHEN FELIX RUSSO, 55, Gainesville, died Sunday, June 21. Mr. Russo was the owner of a tile business. He was born in St. Albans, New York. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors: mother, Lucille Clone, Apopka; son, Giovanni, Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Eileen Warner, Valerie Warner; brother, Brian. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. ... MARK E. MARTIN, 54, Apopka, died Monday, June 22. Mr. Martin was the national sales manager for PX Pumps in Sanford. He was born in Oakland, California. He was an Air Force veteran and served four years in the Georgia Air National Guard. He was Christian. Survivors: wife, Barbara; son, Corey; brother, Kevin; two grandchildren. ...

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