Apopka Obituaries April 2021

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Apopka Obituaries • April 30, 2021

LINDA SUE JENKINS, 66, Apopka, died Wednesday, April 21. Ms. Jenkins was born in Doniphan, Missouri. Survivors: son, Mike; sister, Patricia Kilkenny; five grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

CHESTER STONER, 83, Apopka, died Sunday, April 18. Mr. Stone was born in Muncie, Indiana. Survivors: wife, Shirley Ann; daughter, Michelle Denise Spalding; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

BETTY JEAN QUINN, 81, Apopka, died Wednesday, April 28. She was born in Apopka. She met her husband, Phil, in Chicago. They moved to Apopka where they raised a family and embarked on their careers. She worked in management at a packing house. Survivors: children, Tina, Sandy, Karen, Phillip, Bill. Loomis Family Funeral Home.


Apopka Obituaries • April 23, 2021

JOSEPH PENNACCHIO, 81, Apopka, died Friday, April 16. Mr. Pennacchio was born in Palermo, Italy. Survivors: wife, Helen; child, Salvatore; siblings, Nino, Vittorio, Angela Goviale; one grandchild. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

DEBORAH LEE METTIE HOSIER BRAY, 69, died Friday, April 2. Survivors: children, Donna Hosier, Apopka, Charles Hosier, Zellwood, Christopher Hosier, Sorrento, Ronald, Altamonte Springs, Terri Cotton, Ponce de Leon, Devon, DeFuniak Springs, Justin, DeFuniak Springs; sisters, Mary Whitehead, Carol Mort; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

ELOISE CHEEVER, 94, Apopka, died Saturday, April 10. Mrs. Cheever was born in Plymouth. Survivors: son, Kenneth; sister, Katherine; brother, Riley. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

GABRIEL MICHAEL DURAN, 4 months, Apopka, died Monday, April 5. Gabriel was born in Orlando. Survivors: parents, Sammy Duran Gonzalez, Ariane Corder; brother, David; grandparents, Rhonda Taylor, Mike Taylor, Steven Corder, Olga Gonzalez, Carlos A.; great-grandparents, Mike Bates, Margaret Bates. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

CYNTHIA OLOFSON, 51, Apopka, died Friday, April 9. Ms. Olofson was born in Lynn, Massachusetts. Survivors: loved ones, friends. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

PASCUAL ORTIZ-ORTIZ, 78, Apopka, died Monday, April 12. Mr. Ortiz-Ortiz was born in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Survivors: wife, Milagros “Millie” Tomei; children, Thamaris Ortiz Tomei, Jay Ortiz Tomei, Eriel “Kiry” Ortiz Tomei; five grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

JOSE ANDRES SANCHEZ CASILLAS, 24, Apopka, died Friday, April 9. Mr. Casillas was born in La Barca, Mexico. Survivors: mother, Elvia Sanchez; siblings, Cassandra Elena Sanchez, Jorge Jr. S., Anthony Nathaniel A. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

MARY ESTELLE REID, 99, Apopka, died Saturday, April 3. Mrs. Reid was born in Athens, Alabama. Survivors: children, Charles, Jasper Jr.; siblings, Ruth, Dot; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

GWENDOLYN M. WALTERS, 95, died Sunday, April 11. Mrs. Walters was born in Nocatee. She graduated from Apopka High School and later lived in the Dubsdread area in Orlando. She worked in life insurance sales and was a member of College Park Baptist Church. Survivors: children, Bill, Rama, Gayle, Jan, Tracy, Mary; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

MAXINE SANDERS, 80, Apopka, died Friday, April 16. Ms. Sanders was born in Diamondtown, Pennsylvania. Survivors: grandchildren, Leah, Meghan; sister, Geraldine; brother, Thomas; four great-grandchildren.

CHESTER STONE, 83, Apopka, died Sunday, April 18. Mr. Stone was born in Muncie, Indiana. Suvivors: wife, Shirley Ann; daughter, Michelle Denise Spalding; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.


Apopka Obituaries • April 9, 2021

FRANCIS “FRANK” BOUDREAU, 59, Apopka, died Sunday, April 4. Mr. Boudreau was born in Winter Park. He was the co-founder and co-owner of Boudreaus Nursery, LLC, for 42 years. He loved the outdoors. Survivors: wife, Debra; children, Jonathan, Miranda O’Brien; siblings, Debbie Shaw, Mike, Norm; one granddaughter. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

SARAH ANN BARKER, 79, Apopka, died Saturday, April 3. Survivors: children, Meril Hummon, Mary Ann Columbus; siblings, Juanita Williams, Barbara Laws, Thelma Paeglow; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

RANDALL LEE BARTLE, 73, Brunswick, Georgia, and formerly of Apopka, died Monday, March 15. Mr. Bartle spent most of his young life in Apopka. He was an Army veteran, serving in Vietnam. He also was a former police officer. Survivors: wife, Jeanette; daughter, Tonya; sons, Joseph, Darren, Randy; stepsons, Glen, Eric; sister, Cassie Bartle-LaLonde; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

LINDA EVELYENE ROLAND, 65, Apopka, died Wednesday, March 31. She was born in Orlando. Survivors: husband, Abner; daughter, Rochell Holloway; stepdaughter, Brenda Singletery; siblings, Patricia Rang, Diane Harris; two grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

CHRISTOPHER M. ORRELL, 61, Apopka, died Saturday, April 3. He was born in Pompano Beach. Survivors: wife, Mary; children, Alexis Russell, Cameron; one grandchild. Loomis Family Funeral Home.


Apopka Obituaries • April 2, 2021

MARY I. FLEMING, 77, Apopka, died Tuesday, March 23. Mrs. Fleming was born in Wayne County, Kentucky. Survivors: husband, Louie R.; children, Mary J. Hockman, Jeffrey, Julie Elaine Harper; sibling, Anderson Walters; four grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home.

JOHN MILTON STUDER, 86, Apopka, Wednesday, March 24. Mr. Studer was born in Candler, near Belleview. He spent the last years of his life working and living on the grounds of Northside Baptist Church in Apopka. Survivors: sisters, Helen E. Martin, Virginia, Ethel L. Martin, Virginia, Agnes Marie Hood, Christmas.

DOLORES “DEE” PROTHERO, 94, Woodbury, Minn. and formerly of Zellwood, died Saturday, March 27. Mrs. Prothero was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She also lived in Hibbing, Minn., Ontario, Calif., and Lander Wy. She enjoyed traveling and many adventures. Survivors: children, Gayle White, Dennis, Kenneth Odegaard, David, Clifford Odegaard, Joni McBrien; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Wulff Funeral Home, St. Paul, Minn.

BETTY ANN GOOLSBY GILLESPIE, 73, McKinney, Texas, died Thursday, March 18. Mrs. Gillespie was born in Apopka and graduated from Apopka Memorial High School in 1965. She was a flight attendant and a school teacher. She was a Christian. Survivors: husband, Rick; children, Shannon Meredith, Texas, Sheri Dillon, Maine; sister, Janet Sellers, Sorrento; six grandchildren.