Freddie L Pilcher

Freddie L Pilcher of Ocoee, Florida passed away July 24, 2022.

Services will be held on Saturday August 6, 2022 at

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

4851 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

There will be a viewing/visitation 10am to 11am on Saturday.

Services will start promptly at 11am.

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Paul Gordon Prouty

Prouty, Paul Gordon born 3rd February 1934 of Fryeburg, Maine. Passed away peacefully in his home on 22nd July 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Paul is predeceased by Father Barton and Mother Lillian. Siblings Robert Prouty and Sharon Bundy (Douglas).

Paul leaves behind daughters Dawn (Mark) Lamonte, Leslie (Phil) Reed and sons Paul (Michele) Prouty II and Cameron Prouty. Paul will be missed by his beloved Grandchildren Ryan, Ashlyn, Kristin, David, Brandon, Austin, Michael and Darby.

A Creed

There is a Destiny….That makes

Us Brothers….None goes his way

Alone….All that we send into the

Lives of others….Comes back into

Our own….I care not what his

Temples or his creeds one thing

Holds firm and fast….That into

His fateful heap of days and

Deeds….The soul of man is Cast….

-Edwin Markham

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Michael J Kelly

Michael J. Kelly, 73, of Somerville, Massachusetts, passed away on Friday, June 10 at his home in Orlando, FL.

Michael was born in Somerville, MA to Joseph and Maureen (Collins) Kelly on December 31, 1948.  He graduated from Watertown High School in 1966.  On June 5, 1971, he married Jeanne (Hayes) Kelly in Watertown, MA.  He worked as a Financial Assistant at Universal Orlando for 26+ years.

Michael enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and was an avid sports fan, passionately cheering on the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.

Michael is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jeanne; son, Derek (Cheryl); daughter, Paula (Cassie); brother, Phillip; sister, Mary Lou.  Michael is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Joseph and Kevin.

Michael’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to all of his doctors and the dedicated medical staff at Doctor Phillips Hospital.

A Celebration of Life for friends and family in Central Florida will be on Sunday, July 24from Noon – 3pm at Sloppy Taco Palace, 4892 South Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL.  There will be a second Celebration of Life for family and friends in Massachusetts on Sunday, September 11 from Noon to 4pm at Hibernian Hall, 151 Watertown Street, Watertown, MA.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to recognize and support the following organizations:

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Guillermo Cisneros was the son of Jose Santos Cisneros, a Leon Nicaraguan pioneer in photography and Natalia Godoy de Cisneros. He was born October 22, 1926 in Leon, Nicaragua and was one of nine children:  Aristarco Cisneros, Dr. Raul Cisneros, Dr. Jose Santos Cisneros, Alicia Dickinson, Natalia Almendarez, Dora Cisneros, Gioconda Ferreti and Gloria Elsen .

He practiced photography in Leon, Nicaragua at the Foto Cisneros, played baseball, and attended Medical School in Leon. He obtained his Doctorate Degree in Medicine and Surgery from LaUniversity Nacional Auonoma de Nicaragua. March 19,1960 he married the love of his life Estela Jeronima Salvatierra in “La Cathedral de Leon Nicaragua”, El Padre Velasco blessed their marriage. They have three children, Natalia de Blandino, Dr. Jose Santos Cisneros, and Estela Maria Cisneros.

In the mid 1980’s he migrated from Nicaragua to the United States and became an American Citizen in the 1990’s.

He entered into Eternal Rest on June 8, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Estela Jeronima Salvatierra de Cisneros. His daughter Natalia Cisneros de Blandino and son in law Roberto and their 3 children Sheyla, Roberto, Guillermo and their 8 grandchildren Kristian, Nathanael, Roberto, Alvaro, Natalia, Estela, Ana, and Guillermo

Son Dr. Jose Santos Cisneros and daughter in law Paula Cisneros and their 5 children Sarrah, Rebecca, Benjamin, Katherine, Hannah and their 2 grandchildren Amia and Mavis. Daughter, Estela Maria Cisneros and her 2 children Jose and Diane. He is also survived by his sister Giocond Ferreti, granddaughter in laws, grandson in laws, nephews and grand nephews.

He was an incredible loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Doctor, Uncle, and of course friend. He lived his life in Christ which was taught to him by his family. His wisdom will live on through his legacy, which is to love faithfully, work hard, trust in those you love and in Jesus Christ our Creator and Savior. He will live in our hearts and memories forever.

Rest in Peace Papa . Your heart has touched so many, and your love will live on.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Compass Pointe Funeral Service.

The Rosary will be June 20, 2021 at 7PM at Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The Funeral Mass will be June 21, 2022 at Noon at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. 5900 Oleander Dr. Orlando, Fl 32807.

If you are unable to attend, you may view the service via Facebook

The final resting place will be Queen of Angels Cemetery 1901Queen of Angels Drive, Winter Park FL 32792.

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Bobby Allen Riffo

Bobby Allen Riffo, 86, passed away on May 21, 2022 at home in Orlando, Florida.

Born May 12, 1936 in Augusta County, Virginia,  he joined the US Air Force in 1954 and served until retiring in 1974. A lifelong mechanic, after his military time he worked as an automotive mechanic and then worked in several bowling alleys as lead mechanic.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Brenda, 3 sons- Mark, Ronald and Roger, 5 grandchildren- Gloria Jean, Becky Lynn, Kristina Noelle, Brenda Sue and Bobby Allen, 3 great-grandchildren- Skylar, Lincoln and Breanna, and 2 brothers- James E. and John H. He will be deeply missed.

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Dorothy Zellers

Dorothy Zellers passed away March 31, 2022 in Apopka surrounded by her sons, daughter in law, and many nieces.  Dorothy was born October 29, 1925 in Tampa to Irvin and Eva Bravo and grew up in Tampa before moving to Orlando following her marriage to Charles Zellers where she raised three children, Donald, Steve and Sharon.  After retiring, Dorothy and Charles moved to Dunnellon where they spent 25 years enjoying life.  Dorothy moved back to the Orlando area in 2016 and was living in Apopka at the time of her passing.

Dorothy was a retired Teacher’s Aide at Robinswood Junior High.  More than anything in the world, Dorothy loved her family and loved cooking and baking.  Whenever there was a get together with family and friends, her special coconut cream pies were always requested.

Dorothy is survived by her sons, Donald Zellers and his wife Susan (Dunnellon), son Steve Zellers (Apopka), Granddaughters Natalie Zellers (Ocala) and Tracy Hafer (Beverly Hills), Great Granddaughter Alyse Hafer (Beverly Hills), sister Jessie Hill (Tampa) and her many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy is pre-deceased by her husband Charles and daughter Sharon.

At her request, a graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 6 at 11:30 AM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

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Gaetan Jones (Murgia)

Gaetan Jones passed away on Thursday March 24, 2022, in her Orlando home from lung cancer.

Gaetan had a very full life as she and her husband, BJ, lived from New York to California and finally residing in Florida, during their 35 years of marriage.

Her many adventures took her around the world from New Year’s Eve in Barcelona, Spain to New York City with family and friends.

She also held many jobs during her lifetime, but she had a blast working at her favorite theme park with the many people she met along the way.

While her travels were many, she enjoyed the holiday season at home baking cookies and spending time with her loved ones, both family and friends.

Gaetan is survived by her husband, Robert Jones; her son Sam De Marco and his wife, Melanie; her daughter Janelle Selembo and husband, David; her stepdaughters  Kimberly Houston and husband, Robert; and Erika Costantino and  husband, Eric. Her grandchildren Jennifer, Joshua, Taylor, Ashley, Madeline, Norah, Emma, and EJ as well as great grandson Dylan.  Her siblings Joseph (Shirley) Murgia, Edward (Nancy) Murgia and Louis (Julia) Murgia, and many nieces and nephews.

Gaetan is pre-deceased by her parents Russel and Rose Murgia, her siblings Russel (Barbara) Murgia, Rosalyn Cancemi, and Thomas Murgia as well as her daughter Deanne De Marco.

A private service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Gaetan will be ever so loved and missed by all that knew her.

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Judith Ann Crocker Gehres

Judith Ann Crocker Gehres passed away Monday, March 21, 2022 at the age of 68 in her Orlando home. Born in Barstow, CA on November 4, 1953, she lived nearly all her life in Orlando and was grateful to be there in the sunshine when she passed away. 

She loved her rabbit Rosie, feeding the birds, playing Yahtzee with her grandkids, her orange VW bug, drinking iced tea and all things Harley Davidson. 

She is survived by her daughter Angie Shanks, her brother Billy Crocker, sister Kaye Smith, nephews David and Ben Mullen and Mike Close, and niece Leslie. Starr Smelley was her dear friend. 

What was sown in tears was reaped in great joy. We had a grande finale and finished well, glory to God. 

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Diedre Madeline Mitchell

On Tuesday, March 15th, 2022, Diedre Madeline Mitchell passed away due to complications of cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family who never left her side. 

Diedre was 76 years young and loved to love people! She would make you feel like part of the family in 10 seconds, flat.

She loved to spend hours gardening. Tending to various types of flowers and greens always seemed to bring her great joy! 

Before the cancer, art was her life. She did it all; painting, crochet, throwing clay (being her most favorite). She just loved to create. 

She had friends from all over, different communities she visited for parts of the year. Most recent was her Orange City community Country Village, where she was an active part and leaves many great friends behind. 

Just like in art. She created in life as well. She created a family so filled with love, loyalty, compassion and sacrifice that just taking one step here on this earth without her here seems different. The light just a little dimmer. The air a little thicker. 
For all the light you bright us. 
We will continue to shine for you.

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Roy Powell

Roy Powell, 71, of Orlando, FL, peacefully passed away on February 10, 2022.  Roy was born and raised in

Akron, Ohio, graduated from The University of Akron, and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.  His career was in sales where he worked for The Dial Corporation, Milestone Agriculture, and Casa Flora.  Roy was an avid golfer and long-time member of Orange Tree Golf Club.

Roy is survived by his wife, Dona, of 47 years; sister Bonnie Hawk, nephew Todd Ekmark, Kent, Ohio; 

John and Susan Goldsberry, Bonita Springs, FL; niece Megan Skogstad; and nephew Matthew Goldsberry. 

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 4, 10 a.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 South

Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, 32819.  In memory of Roy, you may make a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, or an organization or charity of your choice.  

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Ramona Brown

In Loving Memory of Ramona Brown

Born July 14, 1945 – Departed January 31, 2022

Firstborn child of Verna Brown. Born and raising in Philadelphia, PA.

Her life partner and soulmate: Bucky (Felder M Stewart, departed 1999).  Together, they shared a blended family. (We are one bonded together with Love)

Mona was a “tell it like she felt, whether you liked it or not” person.  She was strong on the outside but soft and loving on the inside!

Mona relocated to Orlando to be close to her daughter and family.  She felt much joy caring for her granddaughter Denise.

Ramona leaves behind her cherished sons, Eric, John (deceased), and Maurice; daughter Stephanie Carey; step-children Michael Stewart and Samantha Allen-Stewart; brothers Samuel and Russell (deceased); sister Ann Pew and Geraldine Brown; son-in-law Dennis; daughter-in-law Tracy and a host of step children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A private memorial service will be held for the family only.

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William R. Knichel

William R. Knichel passed away on the morning of January 21st in Orlando with his daughters, Kandace and Kristy, by his side. William grew up in Paramus, NJ where he graduated from Paramus High school in 1967. He served in Vietnam with the Army after graduation.

Bill was a larger-than-life personality with a huge, caring heart. He had a love for his friends, family and life that made him a legend. He always stressed the importance of family being first and living life to the fullest. Bill’s greatest accomplishment in life was not just his children, but starting his own business, Knichel Logistics, and being able to pass it onto his children in order to leave the legacy he always wanted. Bill was very much loved and will be greatly missed by many.

He is survived by his daughters, Kandace Knichel & Kristy Knichel-Bartolozzi; his son, William Knichel; his 4 grandchildren, Zaydra Barkley, Brayden Bartolozzi, Adin Knichel and Toby Knichel; and his two sisters, Kandace Dewberry & Georgia Duffy.

Bill was very passionate about giving back to his community, so in lieu of flowers, please send donations to a nonprofit very dear to his heart; Defenders of Freedom Pittsburgh.

“Life is too short to not eat dessert first.” – Bill Knichel

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David Pawlicki

David Pawlicki age 74, son of Art and Mina Pawlicki was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 18, 1947.  He passed away on January 21, 2022 after battling health issues for several years.  David and his wife Margaret (Harter) of 48 years moved to Ocoee, Florida in 2005.

David lived most of his life in Maumee, Ohio and was an 8th grade math teacher at Gateway Middle School for many of his 29 years teaching.  He also worked part time at The Toledo Blade. 

David enjoyed making stained glass pieces and various pieces of his work can still be seen in the areas he has lived.  He was often found watching sports on tv (especially Indy car races) and laughing with his grandsons.

He leaves behind his wife Margaret, daughters Emily (Anthony) Tornatore, Abby (Matt) Bennett and grandsons Nico and Callen Tornatore.  He is survived by siblings Dorothy (Raymond) Root, Joseph (Helen) Pawlicki, Robert (Donna) Pawlicki, Peter (Dottie) Pawlicki, Michael Pawlicki and Marianne Pawlicki.

The family requests in lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Apple A Day (  Instead of a service, the family will be hosting a casual memorial party Saturday February 12th from 3-5 pm at Newton Park Pavilion, Winter Garden, Florida.

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James M. Whitehead

In Memory of James M. Whitehead, age 70, passed away January 11, 2022 peacefully with his loving family at his side.

The viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 2-3 pm at St Luke’s Methodist Church, 4851 S Apopka Vineland Rd Orlando, FL, 32819.  Funeral Services will start at 3 pm.

Funeral Arrangements Entrusted to Compass Pointe Funeral Services.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to St. Luke’s Methodist Church,  UMCORE Relief Fund, by going to, and selecting “Disaster Response” under the “Fund” menu.”

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Graysen Alexis Gonzalez

(April 15th, 2020- November 29th, 2021)

One of the hardest things to do in life has come to my doorstep. Writing an obituary for someone you love, someone you lose, someone who has a part of your heart so powerful it hurts.

On the morning of November 29th Graysen Alexis Gonzalez awakened in this world for the last time. His giant eyes were so filled with joy and adventure, that the reality still hasn’t hit his family and friends. As we grieve, we remember the blessing he was here on Earth.

We celebrated his life with a memorial on December 19th and mourned with his g-ma Tanya Coval. He was finally put to rest on December 20th. Keeping his memory alive and the flame of his love lit, are his grandmother Tanya Coval, his uncles Luis and Jaden Gonzalez, the Vanvelzor family, and countless others whose lives he touched. May comfort find the hearts of his parents, Crystal and Gary, as well. Rest in the peace we all prayed you could have found.

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Carol Linda Haser

Carol Linda Haser. Born in Bronx New York. Raised in Beacon New York. Later moved to Mims Florida. Born on March 30, 1966. At age 55 on December 16, 2021 gained her wings with the beautiful angels.

Carol spent many years working and loving her long term job at Aero electronics. Til she became disabled. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She took so much pride in her children and grandchildren.

Carol is survived by her long standing boyfriend Lynn Ray Johnson.
Her children Crystal Garrison age 35, Clayton Quick age 34, Lisa Gonzalez age 32. Her grand daughter Isabella Gonzalez age 5 and Paisley Quick age 5. Her grandson Camiren Quick age 15.
Carol was a loving mother of the neighborhood in Beacon New York which traveled all the way to Florida she was loved by so many.

She touched the lives of so many as well. She enjoyed spending her days with her grand daughter Isabella Gonzalez. Her pride and joy. She had no actual siblings but she had sisters by heart. Dorothy Johnson, Carol Brown and Kathy Irvine 
May her memory live forever within us and may we continue to keep her spirit alive through all of us. She will be greatly missed .

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Eugene Smith

Eugene Smith, 85, of Apopka, Florida, passed away November 13, 2021. He was born January 5, 1936 in Alabama. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Earnestine Smith; children Pam Colson (Eddie Fisher), Dennis (Melanie) Smith, Shirley (Stephen) Stant; siblings Robert Lee King, Lynette McWaters, Carolyn White and sister-in-law Dorothy Smith; grandchildren April (John) Mitchell, Lauren Smith, Michael Stant, Megan (Thomas) Williamson, and Shane Stant and great grandchildren Austin Mitchell, Cheyanne Mitchell and Victoria Whitehead.

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Bernard Richard Fiedler

Bernard Richard Fiedler (79) of Orlando Fl passed away on October 9th, 2021 at the VA Hospital.

Bernie was born on January 16, 1942 to Josephine and Bernard Fiedler in Jersey City, NJ . He grew up in Hoboken, NJ . He was a corporal in the Marines from 1959 -1963. He worked at Maxwell House Coffee and was a driver for UPS before moving to San Jose, CA in 1973 with his first wife, Florence; they divorced after 20 years.  

In 1985, he met his wife Paula, in Santa Clara, CA at a bar called the Nut House.  They were married on September 13,1986 in Livermore, CA going on to have three children Amanda, Kristian, and Bryan.

Bernie lived in CA for 28 years and worked in the food industry for Rhodes and then Isis until he left and moved to Liverpool, NY during which he worked for another food distributor Lorenzo’s. He semi-retired and went to work for Walmart as a store greeter.  He lived in Liverpool, NY for 16 years then retired to Orlando, FL. 

Bernie’s favorite thing was to spend time with his three children, grandchildren and his extended family and those close to him that he made his family.  He was happiest just hanging out at the pool in CA and visiting Reno or Vegas. He loved to go on cruises, to Myrtle Beach and the beaches in Florida. 

Bernie is predeceased by his parents, Josephine and Bernard, his brother, Robert, sister in law, Helene, and brother in law Stefan all of San Jose, CA. His brother in law, Bernard Foley and nephew, Joshua Foley of Walton, NY

He is survived by his wife, Paula, and their three children Amanda (Paul) Lizotte, Kristian (Andrew) Krause, and Bryan Fiedler. 

His precious grandchildren Patrick and Adrienne Lizotte and Levi Shumaker-Krause.

His siblings, Kenny (Ann), Larry (Florence), Tommy (Geri), Joseph (Nora), Janice Foley, and Evelyn Fiedler and many nieces and nephews.

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Jason Williard Vix

Born on 01-23-1982

Passed away on 09-23-2021

Jason was born in Howell, Michigan, he was preceded in death his father, George Williard Vix and his two uncles, James Colby & Robert Guenther.

He is survived by his children, Aiden Lee & Aubrey Lee Vix;mother, Mary Ellen (Vix) Wages, Step father Daniel Wages; Significant other Taylor Singer; siblings, Angela, Alison, Michael, Eric Vix (Tasha) and Chris Vix (Misty); aunts & uncles, Carol Colby Aldean Guenther, and Nancy Guenther; Nieces and Nephews, Conner Vix, Hailey Vix and Brittney Vix; and host of cousins and life long friends across the country

Jason was employed by Straubcos for over 15 years and was considered a part of their family.  He will be missed by owner Paul Straubinger and all the customers he helped during his employment. 

Jason loved to relax with food and drink by the water.  He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and swimming.  Jason had many friends and strangers that are friends he just hadn’t met yet.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a Go Fund Me account started by Wayne Norris and Paul Straubinger or personal contributions can be made to Mary Wages, Wayne Norris or Tayor Singer in the children’s name.

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