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Obituaries:March 2012

MARCH 2 GLORIA J. GLOVER, 67, Tangerine, died Tuesday, February 21. Mrs. Glover was a school bus driver for Orange County for 35 years. She was born in Washington, D.C. Survivors: daughter, Teresa Whittemore, Virginia; son, Douglas Anthony, Florida; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. LoomisFamilyFuneralHomeandCremation Service,Apopka. ... JEFFDAVIS"JD"HORNE,96,Apopka, died Tuesday, February 21. Mr. Horne was retiredanddevotedhistimetoraisingminiature horses.HewasborninJolo,WestVirginia.He was an Army veteran. Survivors: daughters, Evelyn Ruble Bellew, Apopka, Karen Morris, Orlando; sons, Ernest, Orlando, Sherman, Apopka; sisters, Ethel Fox, Virginia, Melvina Glasco,Delaware;10grandchildren;13greatgrandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren. LoomisFamilyFuneralHomeandCremation Service,Apopka. ... LORRAINE HELEN CROWELL, 67, Apopka, died Tuesday, February 21. Mrs. Crowell retired from the AT&T/Bell System in1996.ShewasamemberoftheSweetwater Country Club Ladies Golf Association. Survivors: husband, Larry; daughter, Leigh Kremer, Superior, Wis.; son, Chris, Grand View,Wis.;sister,MarianMarren,LosAltos, Calif.; brother, Dick Hills, Northbrook, Ill.; twograndchildren.Baldwin-FairchildFuneral Home, West Altamonte Chapel, Altamonte Springs. ... DALE PATRICK GILLAN, 52, died Saturday, February 25. Mr. Gillian was prep chef at Orlando Ale House. Born in Fulton, New York, he moved to Central Florida in 1992. He was an Army veteran. Survivors: wife,TammyL.Ritz,Apopka;father,Thomas C. Gillian; sons, Jeffrey S. Ritz, Jason L. Ritz, Joseph H. Ritz, all of Apopka; brothers, ThomasC.II;John;twograndchildren.Loomis FamilyFuneralHomeandCremationService, Apopka. ... OFELIA MAYO, 56, Apopka, died Wednesday, February 22. Mrs. Mayo was a homemaker. She was born in Deshler, Ohio. Survivors: husband, Jaime S.; children, Gary Jesus Maciel, Javier Maciel, Jaime, Maria Raquel; siblings, Dolores Terrones, Teodoro Maciel, Refugia Maciel, Arnulfo Maciel Eliseo Maciel, Petra Maciel, Lucia Rios, Genoveva Ramos; 11 grandchildren. Loomis FamilyFuneralHomeandCremationService, Apopka. ... LOUIS J. REYES, 69, Apopka, died Tuesday, February 28. Mr. Reyes was an automotivemechanic.HewasborninSaltillo, Mexico. Survivors: children, Deloris Garcia, Orlando, Louis "JR", Old Town, Irlinda Y. Ayala, California, Angel, Zellwood, Michelle Haught,OldTown,Adrian,Apopka;brothers, Jose de Jesus, Sanford, Vincent, Apopka; 31 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. LoomisFamilyFuneralHomeandCremation Service,Apopka. ... MARCH 9 RUTH W. CHANDLER, 90, Apopka, diedTuesday,February28.Mrs.Chandlerwas asecretaryforCoca-ColaFood.Shewasborn in Plymouth. Survivors: sons, John, Robert; daughter, Carolyn King; brothers, Charles, Richard;sisters,LoisDiane;10grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 11 great-greatgrandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home,Apopka. ... GRETE A. HANSEN, 83, Apopka, died Monday, February 27. Mrs. Hansen was a homemaker. She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and moved to Apopka in 2007. Survivors: husband, Axel; daughters, Carol Sasscer,Apopka,LisaCarter,DeLand;brother, Erik Adelgaard, Ringsted, Denmark; three grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home,Apopka. ... ALICES.CROSSFIELD,Apopka,died Friday, March 2, 2012. Mrs. Crossfield was a homemaker. Born in Middletown, Kentucky, she moved to Central Florida in 1979. She wasamemberoftheFirstBaptistChurchof IndianRocks,Largo.Survivors:daughter,Kitty C. Davis, Belleair; son, Edward S., Apopka; fourgrandchildren;threegreat-grandchildren. LoomisFamilyFuneralHomeandCremation Service,Apopka. ... MARGOA.STEWARD, 61, Apopka, died Thursday, March 1. Mrs. Stewardwasahomemaker.BorninCleveland, Ohio, she moved to Central Florida six years ago.Survivors:husband,Michael,Apopka;son, Kevin, Apopka; daughter, Megan, Apopka; brother, Maurice Levenson, Ohio; one grandchild.LoomisFamilyFuneralHomeand CremationService,Apopka. ... PAMELAJEANADAMS,67,Apopka, died Wednesday, February 29. Mrs. Adams wasahomemaker.BorninDayton,Ohio,she movedtoCentralFloridafromPompanoBeach in2000.ShewasamemberofthePlymouthSorrento Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors: husband, Ronald; daughters, Leila Wallace, Tawnya Johnson; brother, Keith Strader; three grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren.LoomisFamilyFuneralHome andCremationService,Apopka. ... DALE P. GILLAN, Apopka, died Saturday,February25.Survivors:wife,Tammy; stepsons,JeffreyS.Ritz,JasonL.Ritz,Joseph H. Ritz; father, Thomas C. Sr.; stepmother, Betty Gillan; brother, Thomas C. Jr.; two grandchildren.LoomisFamilyFuneralHome andCremationService,Apopka. ... EDWARD L. "TED" HENSLEY, 83, Apopka,diedFriday,February24.Mr.Hensley was a manager in the construction industry. He was born in Wichita, Kansas. He was a MarineCorpsveteran.Survivors:wife,Arlene; daughters, Tawnya Fugate, Kristen Powers, KellyHensley-Hill;brother,Bill;sister,Shirley Brandford; eight grandchildren; one greatgrandchild. Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home,WinterPark. ... HENRY "WOODY" McCLURE, 87, Apopka,diedSaturday,March3.Mr.McClure was a manager in the computer industry. He was born in Sylacauga, Alabama. He served in the Merchant Marines in World War II. Survivors: wife, Beverley; daughter, Sharon, Orlando; son, Mark, Parrish; sister, Christine Reeve, Birmingham, Ala.; brothers, Kyle, Birmingham, Samuel, Decatur, Ala.; three grandchildren.LoomisFamilyFuneralHome andCremationService,Apopka. ... MARIANNA SIMONE, 109, Apopka, died Saturday, March 3. Mrs. Simone was a homemaker. Born in Naro, Italy, she moved to Central Florida 26 years ago. She was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church. Survivors: sons, Angelo, Longwood, Frank, South Carolina, Richard, New York; daughters, Josephine D'Aiuto, Apopka, Carmelia Behringer, Vermont; sister, Francis Piccardi, New Jersey; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-greatgrandchildren.LoomisFamilyFuneralHome andCremationService,Apopka. MARCH 16 STEVEN M. MILLER, 35, Apopka, died Wednesday, March 7. Mr. Miller was a memberoftheRealtorAssociationBoard.He wasalsoamemberoftheChurchintheSon, Orlando, Apopka Pop Warner and Victory MartialArts.Survivors:wife,Sabrina,Apopka;

mother, Kathleen, Altamonte Springs; father, Harry R., Orlando; son, Julian, Apopka; daughters, Natalia, Tristan, both of Apopka; siblings, Kimberly Hurst, Gene Hurst, both ofAltamonteSprings.FrederickE.,Orlando, Roy, Sanford, Juan Moctezuma, St. Cloud, JoePagan,DarylBush,bothofWinterPark, Rafael Luciano, Miami. Loomis Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Apopka. ... ROBERT NELSON DeHATE, 82, Apopka,diedThursday,March8.Mr.DeHate wasafreezesupervisorforSyscoFoods.Born inDetroit,Michigan,hemovedtoFloridain 1963. Survivors: children, Deborah Morse, North Carolina, Robert, Tampa, Kathleen Blair, JoAnn, Terri Andrews, Nicki Tidwell, James, all of Apopka; brother, Ronald; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. LoomisFamilyFuneralHomeandCremation Service,Apopka. ... IGNACIA SANTIBANEZ-PELAYO, 55, Ocoee, died Wednesday, March 7. Mrs. Santibanez-Pelayo was a homemaker. She was born in Acapulco, Mexico. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Survivors: children, Jose Romero, Ocoee, Veronica Romero, Victor Romero, both of Acapulco, Carlos Romero, Mexico City,Mexico;siblings,ReyesPelayo,Apopka, Jose Pelayo, Luz Pelayo, Hortensia Pelayo, all of Mexico; seven grandchildren. Loomis FamilyFuneralHomeandCremationService, Apopka. ... ROBERT (GLENN) TOLISON, 58, Apopka, died Sunday, March 11. Survivors: wife, Vivian; mother, Frances Tarr; sons, Aaron Rizzuto, Blaine, Ryan; sister, Kathy Guthrie; Sabrina Wingo; two grandchildren. ACommunityFuneralHome,Orlando. ... RICHARD (DICK) LEWIS GIBBONS,88,Apopka,diedMonday,March 12.Mr.GibbonswasaphotoengraverforThe OrlandoSentinelfor22yearsthenbecamea paramedic/EMT. Born in Zanesville, Ohio, hemovedtoCentralFloridain1959.Hewas an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was active in medical missions and a chartermemberofJourneyChristianChurch, Apopka. Survivors: wife Virginia M.; sons, Richard B., David; daughter, Cathy; sisters, RuthOchucci,BeverlyBrett. ... CHARLES OSCAR GEHRING, 87, Apopka, died Sunday, March 11. Mr. Gehringwasanupholstererandmaintenance worker for Miami-Dade Metro. Born in Cincinnati,Ohio,hewasadeaconatMelrose HeightsBaptistChurchinMiami.Survivors:

wife Barbara, Apopka; sons, Charles, Mt. Dora, Darryl B., Billings, Montana, Terry A., Crystal River; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. MARCH 23 RUTH ELLEN "RUTHIE" ABRAHAMS, 69, Apopka died Tuesday March13.Mrs.AbrahamswasborninLake Charles, Louisiana. She assisted children in schools as a Guardian Ad Litem. Survivors: husband, William; son Bill, Lake Mary; daughter, Kristi Rhodes, Hillsboro, Ore.; father, Douglas Hebert Sr., Lake Charles; sister,Melba,Monica;brothers,DougGeorge; fivegrandchildren. ... JOHN PATRICK TORPEY, Apopka, died Friday, March 9. Mr. Torpey was a former city commissioner and mayor of Lady Lake. He was born in Scottsville, New York.Survivors:wife,CarolConway;brother, Bernard Kiel; daughters, Sheila Schetrompt, MollyBach;son,Michael;sixgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Baldwin Brothers CremationSociety,WinterPark. ... MARY A. WALMSLEY, 91, Apopka, died Thursday, March 15. Mrs. Walmsley was an administrative clerk. She was born in Dublin,Ireland.ShewasCatholic.Survivors: daughter, Paula Armstrong; son, Derek; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. LoomisFamilyFuneralHomeandCremation Service,Apopka. ... ANNETTE S. CONSTANTINE, Apopka, 67, Apopka, died Friday, March 16. Mrs.Constantinewasanurse.BorninGriffin, Georgia, she moved to Central Florida in 1978.ShewasMethodist.Survivor:husband, JosephRailey,Apopka.LoomisFamilyFuneral HomeandCremationService,Apopka. ... MARY JEWELL BARNARD HARDEE, 91, Patterson, Georgia, died Sunday, March 18. Mrs. Patterson was a homemaker and lived in Apopka for many years before moving back to her birthplace 12 years ago. She was a member of Pleasant Hills Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters, Shirley Maifarth, Patricia, both of Patterson; sons,Joseph"J.E.",Apopka,Steve,Zellwood; sisters, Beatrice Crosby, Patterson, Mildred Brewer, Twin City, Ga., Ernestine Dixon, Offerman, Ga.; brother, Monroe Barnard, Winter Springs; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Pearson-Dial Funeral Home,Inc.,Blackshear,Ga. ... MARCH 30

RUTHSHERYLEHILL-HORNSBY, 54, Apopka, died Tuesday, March 20. Ms. Hill-Hornsby was a secretary for BWI Foliage Supply. Born in Leesburg, she was a memberofFirstBaptistChurchofTangerine. Survivors: daughters, Marie Jusseaume, Apopka, Carol Hornsby, Ocklawaha; sister, JoAnnHornsby;brothers,ArthurHill,Foster Hill, and Donald Hill; three grandchildren. LoomisFamilyFuneralHomeandCremation Service,Apopka. ... HELEN SANDERS, 79, Apopka, died Sunday, March 18. She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church, Apopka. Survivors:sister,CleoBush;brother,Roosevelt. Postell'sMortuary. ... MONICA D. CHILL, 54, Apopka, diedThursday, March 22. Mrs. Chill was an electrical engineer. Born in Puerto Rico, she attended Lincoln High School in San Jose, CostaRica.ShegraduatedfromtheUniversity ofSouthFlorida,Tampa.Survivors:husband, VictorAlas;sons,Michael,Matthew,bothof Apopka. Loomis Family Funeral Home and CremationService,Apopka. ... JUNE H. SCERCY, 78, Apopka, died Friday, March 23. Mrs. Scercy was an office clerk for the Florida state government. Born in Daytona Beach, she was a member of Zellwood Church of God. Survivors: TeresaWyatt,Sorrento;son,FredDickinson, Orlando; sisters, Christine Boyette, Port Orange, Mary Lou Mitchell, Holly Hill; threegrandchildren;fivegreat-grandchildren. LoomisFamilyFuneralHomeandCremation Service,Apopka. ... DOROTHY M. MERSON, 88, formerly of Apopka, died Friday, March 16. She was a full-time homemaker after working as a nurse's aide in Orlando. Born inWashington,D.C.,shemovedtoOrlando priortomovingtoApopka.ShewasCatholic. Survivors: sons, James Jr."Butch," Rick, both ofDouglas,Ga.,Tommy,Mt.Dora;daughters, Sharon Johnson,Twin City, Ga., Jan Helton, OakGrove,Ky;sister,Joan,Harod,Ill.;seven grandchildren;eightgreat-grandchildren;two great-great-grandchildren. ... CLARENCE EUGENE KNIGHT, 64, Apopka, died Tuesday, March 27. Mr. Knight was a truck driver. He was born in Columbus, Ga. He was a Baptist. Survivors: wife,Delores,Apopka;daughter,LisaTanski, Apopka; sons, Clarence E. Jr., Apopka,Tim, Clermont, David, Apopka; brother, Don, Apopka; sisters, Dolores Hensley, Inman, S.C., Shirley Rade, Quitman, Ga., Mary

Milligan, Lake Park, Ga., Ann Weidnessee, Sumpter,S.C.;15grandchildren;ninegreatgrandchildren.LoomisFamilyFuneralHome andCremationService,Apopka. ... MARY L. HARRIS, 80, Apopka, died Wednesday,March21.Shewasahomemaker. ShewasborninHarrisburg,Penn.Survivors: son,Eric,Oviedo;daughter,PaulaNemethy, Oviedo. Loomis Family Funeral Home and CremationService,Apopka. ... JIMMY DARREL MARTIN, 64, Apopka, died Saturday, March 24. Mr. Martinwasretiredfromthefamily'sMartin's Machine Shop. Raised in Apopka, he was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Air Force. Survivors: wife, Katie; son, Zach; daughter, Summer; brother, Dennis; sisters, Debra,Denise;threegrandchildren.Baldwin FairchildFuneralHome,ApopkaChapel. ... JEROME "JERRY" PALMER CARRIS JR., 85, died Thursday, March 8. Raised inWinter Garden, Mr. Carris was a master gardener who began the plant clinic held at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka. A Marine veteranofWorldWarII,hetaughtagriculture atLakeviewandWestOrangehighschools. HewasnamedtheFloridaMasterGardener oftheYearin2009.Survivors:wife,Virginia; sevenchildren; 19grandchildren;five greatgrandchildren; one great-great grandchild. CollisonCareyHandFuneralHome,Winter Garden. ...


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