Christopher (Chris) Darnell Bennett

Christopher (Chris) Darnell Bennett, 40, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at Adventist Health in Orlando, Florida.

Chris was born on September 10, 1982 to Harold L. Bennett Sr. and the late Virnetta J. Bennett in Sumter, South Carolina. He attended the public schools in Sumter County District 17 and graduated from Sumter High School in 2000. He later received a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina and a Master of Business Administration from Everest University in Jacksonville, Florida.

Chris was employed at 401k Generation, where he worked as a financial advisor. He didn’t just enjoy his job, but he loved and valued his work family as well. Chris spent 17 years in the Financial Services Industry.  His passion was wealth management, and he loved sharing knowledge with others.  Chris had a deep desire to see others gain financial stability. His heart’s desire was to teach financial literacy to young adults so that they could position themselves to leave a legacy for their children.

In addition to his mother, Chris was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents (George and Lottie Pearline Bennett), maternal grandfather (Henry Jackson Sr.) and his favorite aunt (Audrey J. Baxter).

The following people will be left to cherish his memories: his wife, Bisi Bennett; son, Dorian Bennett; father, Harold L. Bennett Sr.; grandmother, Virginia Jackson; parents-in-law, Daniel and Janet Ogunjumo; five siblings, Harold L. Bennett, Jr., Doretha James, Yvonne L. (Raymond) Johnson, Debra Bennett and Jeremy (Star) Baxter; one sister-in-law, Toyin Ogunjumo; two brothers-in-law, Ayo (Fenia) Ogunjumo and Seun (Ana) Ogunjumo; a special uncle, Otis Baxter; and a host of other relatives (uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces) and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Cancer Research Institute.

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Angelo Rodriguez Sr.

November 5, 1957- May 11, 2023

Somerville – Angelo M. Rodriguez Sr., 65, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023 and reunited with his father, Remigio. He was born and raised in Bound Brook, NJ, a graduate of St. Joseph’s Bound Brook and Bound Brook High School, class of 77. Angelo resided in Somerville,NJ for 40 years.

Angelo was a skilled craftsman and the proud owner of Angelo’s Limousine & Angelo’s Construction. He found great joy in his work, especially building and collecting cars. One of his most cherished possessions was his 66’ and 59’’ Corvettes, which reflected his passion for automobiles.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Angelo actively contributed to his community as a member of the Moose, Eagles, and Elks. He believed in the importance of camaraderie and service, and these organizations provided him with an opportunity to make a positive impact.

Angelo’s dedication extended beyond community involvement. He served as a football coach, imparting his knowledge and inspiring young athletes to reach their full potential. He also embraced the discipline and teachings of martial arts, earning a black belt. Angelo shared his expertise by teaching martial arts to others, leaving a lasting impact on his students. He also selflessly volunteered as a firefighter, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to protecting others.

When Angelo wasn’t working, he loved to travel and explore new destinations. These adventures allowed him to create cherished memories with his family and friends, whom he valued deeply.

Angelo’s charismatic personality made him the life of the party. He was always ready for a game of dominoes or simply stashing someone. His infectious laughter and warm presence brought joy to those around him.

Angelo M. Rodriguez Sr. leaves behind a legacy of craftsmanship, generosity, and a zest for life. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends, who will forever cherish the memories they shared.

He will sadly be missed by all who loved him. Angelo was the husband of Sharon; devoted father of Angelo Jr., Heather, and Alicia; cherished grandpa of Christian, Maximillian, Arianna, and Marino; and his many nephews and nieces.

A memorial service to celebrate Angelo’s life will be held in New Jersey. It will be an opportunity for family and friends to gather, share stories, and honor his memory.

The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude for the support and condolences received during this difficult time.

May Angelo rest in eternal peace, and may his legacy of love and joy continue to inspire all those whose lives he touched.

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Marilyn Feliciano

Marilyn Feliciano of Orlando Florida passed away April 19, 2023. Arrangements were conducted by Compass Pointe Funeral Services.

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James Douglas Gillespie

James Douglas Gillespie, 72, of Kissimmee, Florida, passed away March 28, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He is preceded in death by his parents Paul and Kathleen Gillespie, and his sister Eloise. He is survived by his sister Patricia Stout, his loving wife of 51 years Sharon Gillespie, his two children Shane (married to Kimberly) Gillespie of Davenport, FL, Tracie Gillespie of Lorida, FL, five grandchildren Brady, Brett (married to Emma), Brandy, Colton (married to Reighley), Colby, and two great grandchildren, Jenson and Audra. 

James was born April 14, 1950 in Parkersburg, WV. He was the youngest of three children. James attended Belpre High School and graduated with the Class of ’68. He then attended Evertown Training Center where he earned an Associate’s degree as an Electronic Technician. James was drafted by The United States Army in June of 1969. He served most of his military time in Bangkok, Thailand during Vietnam. He was honorably discharged on August 16th of 1971. When he returned home, he began working for Ames Tools.  He also resumed dating his high school sweetheart Sharon Shutts and after six years of dating they were married on November 10, 1971. 

James and Sharon made their home in Belpre, OH and in September of 1973 they welcomed their first child, Shane into their loving home. Five years later they welcomed their second child Tracie and their family was complete.

In 1980 James made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ.  In the same year, James and Sharon made the decision to move to Florida and settled in Kissimmee where they already had family living in the area. James did construction work until 1982 when he began his 28-year long career with the Osceola County Sheriff’s department.  He retired in 2010.

James was a very private man and enjoyed being home and working on computers. He also was a certified open water diver, and enjoyed fishing, traveling and camping.

The Celebration of Life Service for James Gillespie will be Friday, April 28th at 3 pm at St. Cloud Community Church.  The address is 1717 13th Street, St. Cloud, FL. 34769.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that gifts be made to St. Cloud Community Church in Memory of James Gillespie. 

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Jessica (Jessy) L. Medina-Gomez

On February 16, 2023, Jessica (Jessy) L. Medina-Gomez passed away unexpectedly at her home in Panama City, FL. Jessy was only 46 years old when she was called to her heavenly home. May she rest easy and find peace.

Jessy was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico to the late Sylvia Gomez and Jose Luis Medina Blanco. As a child/teen, her family relocated to the Detroit, Michigan area where she attended Detroit Western High School.  She moved to Hollywood, FL with her young children and began a new life. Jessy had just recently relocated to Panama City, FL. She loved to spend time with her family and friends. Jessy was anxiously awaiting the birth of her first grandchild, AvaWright, this Spring. In fact, she had just purchased Ava’s crib a few days prior to her passing.

Jessy was a beautiful woman, inside and out. Her laughter was contagious, and her smile illuminated a room. Jessy’s loss will be felt for a long time to come by many. Left to cherish her memory are her beloved five children: Jose Anthony Castro and his partner Alyssa Peralta of Orlando, FL, Ana Mariely Castro and her fiancé Alex Wright of Orlando, FL, Maranllelis Castro and her partner Jeremiah Mayo of Hollywood FL, Abner Robles and Sabatiel Robles. Her loving brothers: Junior Gomez and spouse Jeremy Conti and Hector Berdecia Gomez

Jessy also leaves behind many caring aunts, cousins and family friends. A visitation service for Jessy is scheduled for March 4 from 3p-6p at Compass Pointe Funeral Services. Flowers and condolences can be sent to the funeral home at 743 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32805

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Donna Joy Rountree

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our dear Mother Donna Joy Rountree of Orlando, FL. on Monday February 20, 2023 at the age of 79. Donna was born in Miami, FL.  later relocating to Orlando in 1989 for the arrival of her first grandchild.

Donna graduated from Miami High and later retired after her years of secretarial services. Donna was a strong spirited mother who loved her family with all of her heart and soul, she found her greatest joy at family gatherings.

Donna was preceded in death by her older brother Jimmy, parents Fred and Pat Bower and her niece Kimberly.  Donna will be deeply missed and leaves behind her legacy and amazing memory to her three children Diane (Mike) Belanger, Donnie (Lisa) Miller and Danielle (Jason) Boyd. Her  Grandchildren Brittany (Michael) Futch, Lindsey (Jonathan) Hull, Hunter Boyd, Garrett Boyd and Brittney (Austin) McKown. Her five great grandchildren, her siblings Guy (Beth) Bower, Brian (Gina) Bower and her niece and nephews.

A casual celebration of life will be held at Diane’s home, 101 N. Virginia Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 from 12:00-2:00pm on Sunday March 5th, in lieu of flowers we ask that you bring your fondest memory of Donna to share with the family.

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Ronald Eugene Pinch

Ronald Eugene Pinch passed peacefully on December 31, 2022, at the age of 88 years old, after a long battle with diabetes and congestive heart failure. He was a patient at Hunters Creek Nursing Center and Rehabilitation Facility in Orange County, Florida.

Ronald is survived by his children: Deborah (Robert Kirk) Reynolds of Orlando, Florida, Mark (Darla) Pinch of Battle Creek, Michigan, and Craig (Nancy) Pinch of Battle Creek, Michigan. Ronald is also survived by his grandchildren Tiffany Pinch, Stephanie (Charles) Collins, Brittany (John) Gosline, Jacob Pinch, and 12 great grandchildren.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents Walter Ward and Edith Kala Doty, his wife Joan Pinch, and his sister Betty Sutton.

Ronald was born on December 7th, 1934, in Battle Creek MI. He graduated from Lakeview high school in 1953. He also attended Western Michigan University for two years and Kellogg Community College for several semesters.

Ronald was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church (formerly the Evangelical United Brethren denomination). He was a member at Trinity United Methodist Church in Battle Creek MI and held many positions there for many years. Upon his move to Florida, he joined Peace United Methodist Church in Orlando Florida.

During his life Ronald had many different occupations. Some notable occupations were Clark equipment company in Battle Creek where he was a draftsman and artist. And then his time in the federal government where he did everything from designing and placing bomb shelters when he worked for civil defense to working as a federal cataloger when he worked at the Defense Logistics Services Center in Battle Creek, Michigan, from which he retired in 1989.

Ronald also served his country in the Army National Guard and then the Air National Guard. Ronald remained in the Air National Guard until the 1980s.

Ronald started in the Boy Scouts of America as a boy in 1943 and he continued in the scouts for 65 plus years. During that time, he held numerous positions with different scouting units and he earned numerous awards, among which were the Silver Beaver, Wood Badge, God & Service Award, and the Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor.

Ronald was devoted to his family, his church, the Boy Scouts of America, and his country.

Arrangements for memorial services are pending.

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Donald L. Jordan III

Donnie Lee Jordan III, ‘DJ’, 45, of Kissimmee, Fl, sadly left us on January 18, 2023, Peacefully in his sleep. 

His friends and family will never forget him as the loving, kind, gentle soul he was. He was born in Clearfield Pennsylvania, on Feb. 5, 1978. He is survived by his father, Donald Jordan Jr; mother, Jacquelyn Jordan; sister Jessica Jordan-Repass and her Husband, Matthew; and brother Andrew Jordan. Donnie is preceded in death by, his infant sister, Tresca Jordan; grandfather, Jack Irwin; and grandmother, Edwina Ford.

A Memorial service will be held in honor of DJ between 6 pm-9 pm on January 31, 2023, at Compass Pointe Funeral services- 743 S Orange Blossom Trl. Orlando, FL 32805.

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Dr. Alexander Scott Gilmour, Jr

Dr. Alexander Scott Gilmour, Jr., aged 91, of St. Cloud, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on January 20, 2023, with loved ones near him. Scott is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Sally; his children David (Tami), Allen (Lauren Baker), Paula (David Longdon), and Duane (Shelly); his stepsons Blake Walker and Graham Walker; grandchildren Allison, Stephanie, Anna, Julia and Alex; and great grandchildren Sophie, and Millie. Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Frances, his brother, George, and his beloved wife of 38 years and mother of his children, Mildred in 1994.

Scott attended Cornell University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. After serving in the Navy, Scott returned to Cornell and obtained his M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. After two years as manager of the Electronics Department of Sanders Associates, he was appointed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Scott was instrumental in the design, development, and application of microwave tubes, including their use by NASA and the Strategic Defense Initiative. He was appointed as a Fellow of IEEE in recognition of these accomplishments.

After his retirement from SUNY Buffalo, he presented nearly 200 courses on microwave devices, attended by professionals from around the world, and from most branches of the U.S. Armed Services. He commercially published 4 textbooks on Microwave Tube technologies, which have been published in several languages. Scott’s last book was published at age 88, more than ten years after having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. He received several awards, including the 2018 IEEE John R. Pierce Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics, which is awarded by a committee of his peers and is considered the lifetime achievement award in his field. Despite his formidable accomplishments, Scott remained incredibly humble.

Scott had a passion for building things and used that passion to extensively renovate his home in Buffalo, and on Silver Lake, as well as to design his home on Alligator Lake. He could fix anything and was happiest with a hammer in his hand. Scott delighted in spending time with his family, especially at Silver Lake in New York and at Alligator Lake in Florida. Scott’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease was long, and in his later years a difficult one, but he faced it with grace and dignity.

Scott’s family would especially like to thank Scott’s stepson, Blake, who provided exceptional care to Dad during his final three years. Blake’s love for Dad allowed him to remain with Sally in his home in Florida to the end. In lieu of a funeral service, donations may be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation ( or Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE,

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Don-Roelhm Dolatre Patricio

Don-Roelhm Dolatre Patricio passed away in his sleep on January 6, 2023 in Celebration, FL. He was born on July 16, 1972 in Quezon City, Philippines to Melchor Fuentes Patricio and Ofelia Soriano Dolatre.

His wife, Marilyn Prall Patricio and his father, Melchor preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Ofelia of Marikina, Philippines, his sisters Mariefiel of Pennsylvania, US and Love-Leah of Birmingham, UK and brother, Rae-Patrick of the Philippines. He also leaves five nephews (Abraham, Ashley, Azmir, Aaron and AJ). 

He was an avid tennis player, fencer, ballroom dancer and runner. He won well over one hundred awards, medals and trophies pursuing those activities. He also loved volunteering in many different areas. He especially loved his job at Disney World were he celebrated his 10 year anniversary in 2022. 

The service will be private and the family wishes to thank those who donated to his GoFundMe for his final arrangements. 

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James Robert Fields

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” John Wesley

James Robert Fields, familiarly known as Bob, passed away of natural causes on December 23, 2022, having reached the age of 95. Since he was best known as a United Methodist pastor for 44 years, this obituary will take the format of his beloved and often-used 3-point sermon.

There can be no question that Bob Fields lived his faith, and proof of that can be seen in three ways: lifelong devotion to service; a commitment to fellowship; and love for friends and family.

Lifelong Devotion to Service

Bob Fields went to Purdue University to study chemical engineering but after attending a revival service one evening, he and a close friend felt called to ministry. He attended Garret Theological Seminary, and even before completing his degree, Bob began serving local churches as a student pastor. He served for several years as a campus minister at Indiana State Teachers College (now Indiana State), and then served as pastor for Northern Indiana congregations in Kentland, Knox, Kendallville, Elkhart, Huntington, and Warsaw before retiring from active ministry in 1993. Bob was sought to give guest sermons and occasional officiating into his 80s. All kinds of gatherings looked to Bob to provide an impromptu prayer or words of wisdom, which he did with calm eloquence.

Bob had a deep, resonant yet gentle speaking voice that could command attention even in moments of quiet. He usually delivered his sermons from memory without notes. Bob had a very grounded, compassionate theology that found good in all people and offered grace in even the most challenging situations. He loved all forms of music, especially hymns. In most churches he served, he not only led worship but also sang in the choir.

An important part of Bob’s ministry was mission, and he participated in many, many mission trips over the years including ones to Alaska, Red Bird Mission, Henderson Settlement, and others. Even after retiring from the ministry, Bob continued his mission work, co-chairing the mission committee with his wife Jo at St. Mark’s UMC in Bloomington, Indiana, and he participated in a peace mission to Belfast Northern Ireland in his late 80s.

Bob also excelled at providing thoughtful counsel. He mentored numerous young people pursuing careers in ministry, and he insisted on providing counseling for any couples that wanted him to perform their marriage ceremony.

Commitment to Fellowship

Bob believed that faith flourished best in communities bound by fellowship and mutual care. He regularly organized programs to promote fellowship at his churches, such as potluck fellowship dinners (don’t forget the devilled eggs!) and congregational family camping.

In addition to mission trips, Bob also spent part of many summers as a church camp director or senior counselor. He maintained a regular network of pastor colleagues, and would convene with them at conferences and seminars. He continued to attend church annual conferences for years after retirement.

Bob was an avid game and card player, especially bridge, and often saw playing games as a way to fellowship with other people. Bob and Jo belonged to numerous bridge groups throughout his life, and maintained friendships with many of the people they met through those games. Surprisingly competitive for a “man of the cloth,” he had two significant tells for when he had especially good cards: snapping the cards he played on the board and a subtle smirk on his face, both of which drove his wife crazy.

Love for Family and Friends

Bob and wife Jo shared a belief that friends were really extended family. Their Christmas card list was epic, and included friends across the country and around the world. Family camping trips, even ones several states away, were usually planned to include other families. In retirement, when they travelled, Bob and Jo always planned stops along the way to visit with friends. When their children were grown and had families of their own, they encouraged frequent reunions (especially at the holidays) and even presided over several multigenerational Fields vacations, including to Maine, Utah, and Arkansas.

The Fields family were always avid travelers, touring the country with Cox camper in tow (in retirement, Bob and Jo graduated to a Bounder RV). Bob built much of the specialized kitchen and storage equipment used on family trips. He would teach the kids campcraft and camp songs while Jo prepared meals using his custom kitchen gear. A favorite song of his was The Happy Wanderer. Bob’s affection for the outdoors, camping, and hiking continued into his 80s, and is still a treasured activity of his children and grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his four children: Mark (Wilmington, DE); Scott (Carlsbad, CA); Lynette (Winter Garden, FL); and Kirk (Indianapolis, IN). He also leaves five grandchildren: Isaac, Bevan, Casey, Harrison, and Jonathan; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends throughout Indiana and across the country. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Jo, as well as his two siblings, Carol and Loyal.

The family will hold a private memorial and scattering of ashes next spring. In lieu of flowers, mourners are encouraged to make contributions to any of the following organizations in Bob’s honor:

Poverty Solutions Group in Winter Garden Florida (;

Indiana Parks Alliance (; or

Henderson Settlement (

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Roberto Agudelo

We are sad to announce the passing of Roberto Agudelo, 84 of Kissimmee. He peacefully passed away on November 27, 2022 surrounded by the love of his younger children.

Roberto was born in Colombia to the late Efrain Agudelo and Etelvina Millan.  Roberto was a loving husband to his late Wife Sonia Agudelo, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Uncle.

Roberto’s  favorite hobbies included watching soccer and boxing with his youngest son and caretaker, Steven. He loved listening to all styles of music and also enjoyed gardening and bicycle riding. Roberto’s number one lesson in life was to always be on time. He was good with numbers, family considered him a human calculator. He had a unique and sarcastic sense of humor that only those who knew him could understand and laugh about it.

Roberto is survived by 5 sons and 4 daughters and many grandchildren. He will be profoundly missed but we know he is at peace and living eternal life with his beautiful wife, our Mother Sonia.

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Carl Lynn Howe

Carl Lynn Howe, 60 of Orlando, passed away on November 7, 2022.  He was born in Rogersville, TN to the late Howard Keith and Ruby Marie Kenner Howe.  Carl was a loving husband, brother, uncle and friend to many.  

He spent is working time working security in Atlanta and Orlando.  Lately working merchandise for Universal and Disney.  He enjoyed building his own computer and assisting people with their computer issues.  His hobbies included cooking and photography.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Faye.

Carl is survived by his wife, Barbara Cain, his sister Diane Howe Day (Morristown, TN), his brother Michael Howe (Texas), several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A viewing will be held on Monday, November 14, 2022 at Compass Pointe Funeral Home, 743 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, 32805.  The family will received family and friends from 2pm – 5pm. Please come with your memories. At this time no formal service is planned, Carl never liked formal.

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Dawn Marie Riffo

Dawn Marie Riffo, 48, tragically passed away October 27, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. 

Born June 20, 1974 in Orlando, Florida

She was raised in Maysel, West Virginia, from 1975 to 1987. She moved back to Orlando, where she met her husband Roger, of 29 years.

Dawn was a lupus warrior, she never let the disease keep her from enjoying the outside. She loved her plants, especially the ones that attracted hummingbirds. 

She leaves behind her mom Bonnie, her husband Roger, two daughters Becky and Brenda, three grandchildren, Skylar, Lincoln, and Breanna; and two brothers Albert (Herb) and Jesse (Pork).

She was pre-deceased by her father, James Moore. 

She will be deeply missed.

“She now flies with Hummingbirds.”

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Sandra A Thornton

Sandra A Thornton, born March 17th, 1947 passed away October 9, 2022 in Orlando, Florida.

Family members include Laura Bradford (deceased), Dawn Mangiafico (Florida), Mary Thornton (Kentucky), Robert Holland (Illinois), Tommy Thomas (Arizona) and Brian Thornton (Illinois).

Sandra was a mother and will be deeply missed by everyone that knew her.

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Ira Stephen Block (Steve)

Steve Block born May 26, 1944 of Brooklyn, New York (78). Steve passed away after a brief illness peacefully at Ocala Regional Hospital on 14th of October 2022 in Ocala Florida. 

Steve is predeceased by his father Abraham, mother Sylvia and daughter Heather. 

Steve leaves behind his beloved wife of 47 years Dora; sister Diane (Norman) Moldoff, and nephew Michael. 

His Son; Alan (Renee) Block, beloved grandson Kyle. His daughters Sandra Block; Dawn (Mark) Lamonte, and beloved grandchildren Ryan and Kristin. 

Steve had a magnetic personality and a gift for gab, his spirit and energy would enlighten any room he walked into which would lead many to gravitate to him. This ability led him to make friends where ever he went. He will be truly missed by all. 

Steve & Dora attend Village View Community Church; in lieu of flowers donations can be to Village View Community Church; 8585 SE 147th Pl., Summerfield, FL 34491. 

Psalm 23 

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: 

He leadeth me beside still waters. 

He restoreth my soul: 

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 

I will fear no evil:  

For thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: 

Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; 

And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Amen 

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Devan Edward Morris 03/07/1963-09/30/2022

Devan Edward Morris 59, of Orlando Florida, passed suddenly on September 30, 2022.

Devan was born March 07, 1963 in Camden New Jersey to Annetta (Williams) and Edward Morris. He graduated from Overbrook High School in Pine Hill, NJ in 1983. 

He lived in Lindenwold New Jersey where he met his first wife Margaret and they married in 1984. They had two sons, Adam and Ian, together before they divorced in 2000. He remained in New Jersey until 2006 when he moved to Orlando Florida and married his second wife Amie in 2013.

He had a love for camping, a newly found joy in quilt making and was always fixing up vintage items to restore them like sewing machines and fans.

He was preceded in death by his father Edward in 1998 and his mother Annette in 2006. 

He is survived by his brother Dave, sister Lois, his eldest son Adam and wife Heather, his youngest son Ian, and multiple grandchildren.  

No formal funeral will be held. A private memorial will be held with family and close friends to celebrate his life. He will be missed dearly.

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Joan Marie Sullivan

Joan Marie Sullivan 
January 19, 1944 – October 3,  2022 

Joan was born in Denver, CO to Henry and Margaret Hertzog on January 19, 1944. She graduated from South High School in 1961.  Joan grew up with her parents, grandmother and brothers on South Sherman St. in Denver, Colorado.
In April 1963, Joan married Charles Meacham. Joan and Chuck had two daughters (Cindy and Susie), and were married 14 years.  

Joan spent 60 years of her life in Colorado, 4 years in California and 15 years in Florida.  

Aside from her family, another highlight in Joan’s life was finding the love of her life, Jim Sullivan. Joan and Jim married July 7th, 1979. Joan and Jim were married 38 years. Joan had the joy of many travels in her lifetime which include Ireland, France, Africa, Hungary, Germany and several European and Caribbean cruises. She was a purposeful walker……in fact, she was the energizer bunny of walking. Other interests in her life include love for animals, her most precious being Little Levi. She was an avid reader and crossword puzzler. Joan enjoyed book clubs, Bible studies, playing bridge and she loved cooking. Some things that might surprise you are: riding a camel in Morocco, parasailing in Mexico, kayaking with Cindy in Florida and roller blading in Garland Park. Joan spent much of her life being active in Church and spent many hours volunteering with various philanthropic organizations. 

As a single mother Joan held down a full time job, finished her bachelors degree, raised two daughters (which could not have been easy), and made a successful life on her own until she married Jim. 

In her youth and into her adult life, Joan held onto close friendships. Some of which include people from church and high school, and members from her Girl Scout troop who still keep in touch to this day! 

Joan is predeceased in death by her parents and husband Jim. She is survived by her daughter Cindy DeForest (Robert “Bob”); her daughter, Susan “Susie” Hendrix (David); and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family. 

Joan’s memorial service will be held at Faith Viera Lutheran Church 5550 Faith Dr. , Rockledge, FL  32955  321-636-5504 on Friday, October 14, 2022 followed by a visit to the beach which was her happy place. 

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Robert John Hart

Robert John Hart was born October 30, 1961 in Lynn, MA to James William Hart and Gertrude Miller. Hart and passed away August 4, 2022 in Orlando, FL. due to several medical conditions following a heart attack.

He graduated from Essex Agricultural High school in 1979, where he went off to be a chef and restaurant manager to many establishments until he received his commercial driver’s license in which he held until his passing. Robert was an avid sports fanatic and absolutely loved the New England Patriots.

Rob is survived by his daughter Katherine Hart; fiancé Dina Richie; his sisters: Lena Fitzpatrick (Paul) and their daughter; Linda Roth (Richard) and 3 children and multiple grandchildren; his brothers: William Hart (Robin) and their 5 kids and multiple grandchildren; Daniel Hart (Jody) and their 3 sons and multiple grandchildren. Rob is preceded in death by his father, James William Hart and mother, Gertrude Miller Hart. Rob was loved by many family and friends. He will be greatly loved and missed always.

Services will be held in Maine and Florida at a later date for his friends and family.

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James (Jim) DeCarmine

James (Jim) DeCarmine of Estero, FL passed away on Monday August 15, 2022, at the age of 72.

Jim died peacefully surrounded by his beloved wife, Bobbie, their children, Jimmy and Kristin,  and his sister-in-law and her family, Anna, Jon and Brian. 

Jim was born on May 11, 1950 to James and Anne DeCarmine in Valley Stream, New York.  In 1976 he married his wife, Bobbie Huffman, in Riverdale, MD.  He devoted his time to being a husband and father, and to being a grandfather to his granddaughters, Sophie and Harper.  Jim will be remembered with love by his family, especially his sisters, Dianne (Steve), and Carol (late Gabe), his son-in-law, Hank, and the entire Huffman family.  

Jim attended Pace University in New York City, earning a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  After moving to Maryland, he met his wife, raised his family, and worked for the Internal Revenue Service for over 35 years.  The Sunshine State became his home in retirement where he and Bobbie enjoyed many happy years with friends and family.

All are invited to share in a celebration of Jim’s life on Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm at the clubhouse at The Preserves in Estero, FL (address below).  As was his wish, Jim’s ashes will be dedicated privately to the sea by his immediate family shortly after this event.   

In lieu of flowers his family would appreciate donations made to Saint Matthew’s House online at or donations can be mailed to the address below:

St. Matthew’s House:

Attn: Development

2601 Airport Road South

Naples, FL  34112

Clubhouse at the Preserves

20021 Cypress Shadows Blvd

Estero, FL 33928

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