April obituaries 2023


April 28, 2023

DENNIS LEE MARTIN, Sr., born September 7, 1949, son of James Martin (deceased) and Sarah Martin (deceased), passed peacefully into eternity on April 19, 2023 due to illness.Dennis is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Alice (Ledford) Martin, son Dennis, Jr (Stephanie), son Jeramy (Lisa), daughter Charity Martin Hartsel (Andrew), daughter Melina Martin Johnson, daughter Amy Martin Kovats (Christian), son Aaron (Katherine), daughter Alison Martin Milburn (Thomas), son Jared, daughter Olivia Martin, twenty-four grandchildren (plus spouses),  ten great grandchilden, sister Denise Martin Engskow, sister-in-law Katie Martin, brother-in-law Steve Zurbola, nieces, nephews, their spouses and children. Siblings Darrel Martin and Deborah Martin Zurbola, have preceded him into eternity.

Rafael Tizcareno Villagran, 59, of Apopka, Florida passed away on Saturday, April 22. Mr. Tizcareno Villagran was born on January 19, 1964 in Mexico City, Mexico. Mr. Tizcareno Villagran is survived by his loving wife Maria Del Carmen Tizcareno; children: Ezequiel (Jessica Garcia Lopez) Tizcareno Morua, Luis Roberto Tizcareno Morua and Yoko Tizcareno Morua; brother Luis Enrique Tizcareno Villagran; as well as his seven grandchildren. He will be missed by his many loved ones and friends.

Bonnie E. (Elaine) Paige, Apopka, passed away on Saturday, April 22. She was born September 18, 1947, in Carthage, NY to Nelson Horatio Bullard and Edna Burdick Bullard. Elaine graduated from Carthage Central High School and worked in the retail industry and state park services. She enjoyed being with family and friends. Survivors: husband John, three siblings and one sister-in-law, two sons, one daughter and one stepdaughter, along with six grandchildren. Rest in peace.

April 21, 2023

ROBERT M. ZECHMAN-HEILMAN, 60, of Apopka, Florida passed away on April 7, 2023. Mr. Zechman-Heilman was born on March 14, 1963 to the late Arthur and Georgeann Zechman in Hollywood, Florida. He is survived by his loving husband William S. Heilman Jr; sister Kimberly Zechman; in-laws Rebecca (Dennis) Holland, Belinda Heilman and Brent (Patricia) Heilman as well as 8 nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his extended family, loved ones and friends.

April 14, 2023

BRYAN RICHARD RENTERIA, 40, of Apopka, Florida passed away on April 04, 2023.  Mr. Renteria was born on September 26, 1982 in Apopka, Florida. Mr. Renteria is survived by his son Brayden Renteria; father Fermin Renteria; mother Cindy Renteria; siblings Little Fermin Renteria and Jennifer Renteria; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his many loved ones and friends.

April 7, 2023

EVELYN E. VECCHIO of Apopka, Florida passed away on March 28, 2023 at the age of 90. Evelyn was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on October 10, 1932. She met the love of her life, Ortenzio “Artie” Vecchio, in 1949. Evelyn and Artie married in McKeesport on October 20, 1951, and remained together for 67 years until Artie passed away in May of 2018. Evelyn raised two daughters, Marianne and Valerie, who each married loving husbands Don and Jim, respectively. Her only grandchild James, she loved very much, was born in 1999. 

CYNTHIA MARIE (CARTER) WALLOCH, 62, of Orlando, FL, went home to be with her Savior on Monday, March 20, 2023. Cynthia (“Cindy”) was born July 30, 1960, the daughter of David Ledger Carter, and wife, Betty Louise (Roberts) Carter, who both grew up in Fort Meade, FL.  She worked as a pharmacy assistant at a local Apopka drugstore for many years and was much-loved by her customers.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Luther M. Roberts and Carlie R. Roberts; her paternal grandparents, Lloyd Carter and Lillie Carter Holley; her parents, and her brother, Wayne David Carter. She is survived by her former husband, David Walloch and their son,  Brian M. Walloch (Taylor); grandson, Jameson Carter Walloch; by her companion, Brian Boyle; her aunt, Wilma Roberts Hendrick; cousins, Donna Faye Cobb, Karen Hendrick Moseley, Jean Roberts Marlatt, Ann Hendrick Wise, Jim Roberts and Susan Hendrick, among others.

PATRICK GRAY DECKER, 81, of Apopka, Florida passed away on   April 03, 2023. Mr. Decker was born on June 19, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Max and Ruth Decker. He is survived by his loving wife Michelle Decker; children Justin (Yoko) Decker; grandchildren Saya and Go.

Michael Daniel Milmerstadt, 31, of Groveland, Florida passed away on March 23, 2023. Mr. Milmerstadt was born on April 7, 1991 to Jeanine Maxwell and Michael Milmerstadt in Centereach, New York. He is preceded in death by his grandmothers Stephanie Maxwell and Eileen Martin as well as grandfather Daniel Martin. He is survived by his loving wife Melanie Milmerstadt; children Roman, Noah and Xander Milmerstadt; parents Jeanine Maxwell and Michael Milmerstadt; brother Brian Milmerstadt as well as grandfather David Maxwell.