Apopka Obituaries August 2019

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Obituaries August 23, 2019

GALE FREEMAN, 63, Apopka, died Monday, August 12. Mrs. Freeman was born in Marietta, Georgia. She worked as a sales representative for Beaudreau Nursery and in the agriculture industry for more than 25 years. Survivors: daughter, Sabrina McCall, Apopka; sibling, Henry Freeman, Acworth, Georgia; two grandchildren.

MICHAEL EUGENE LAUER, 64, Apopka, died Tuesday, August 13. Mr. Lauer was born in York, Pennsylvania. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

WILLIAM EUGENE “GENE” BLACK, 79, Apopka, died Wednesday, August 14. Mr. Black was born in Huntington, West Virginia. Mr. Black was a plumber, pipeline welder, and pipefitter. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survivors: daughters, Mary Marcelle, Patricia Gallegos; siblings, Gary, Carl Jr., Mary Lou Damron, Linda Smith; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

(EMMA) JEAN BARNES, 96, Apopka, died Monday, August 12. Mrs. Barnes was born in Coffeen, Illinois. She was an associate member of First United Methodist Church, Mt. Dora. Survivors: sons, Lynn, Chula Vista, California, Steven, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Jeffry, Rochester, Illinois, David, Chatham, Illinois; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Butler Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center, Chatham, Illinois.

SALOME LYNNETTE BURD SHERMAN, 90, Apopka, died Friday, August 9. Mrs. Sherman was born in Hornell, New York. Before retiring to Apopka, she worked at a jewelry counter in Weston Mills, New York. Survivors: Steven, Georgetown, Texas, Scott, Orlando and Stacy, Elizabethtown, Kentucky; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Obituaries August 16, 2019

DANIEL BURT SASSER, 59, Apopka, died Wednesday, July 31. Mr. Sasser was born in Orlando. Survivors: son, Travis A.; two grandchildren; brother, Ronald L. Murphy Jr. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

LYNETTE JOHN-FINN, 48, Apopka, died Wednesday, July 31. Miss John-Finn was born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Survivors: parents, Theophilus and Isa; siblings, Linda, Ronald. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

FLORENCE ELIZABETH POMMERING, 82, Zellwood, died Sunday, August 4. Mrs. Pommering was born in Takoma Park, Maryland. Survivors: husband, Clarence H.; children, Frederick L., Franklin K. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

LAUREN ELIZABETH CLAIRMONT, 39, Apopka, died Wednesday, August 7. Mrs. Clairmont was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She was a dental assistant. Survivors: husband, T.J.; daughter, Kaylyn; son, Ayden; mother and stepfather, Teresa and Paul Bordeau, Apopka; father, Richard Joseph, Pittsfield; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth “Eileen” Chetkowski, Gardner, Mass. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

MICHAEL RAY YOUNG, 67, Apopka, died Thursday, August 8. Mr. Young was born in Columbus, Ohio. Survivors: wife, Nancy; children, Neil, Alan, Aleena, Brandon; siblings, Lawrence, Gerald, Patrick, Karen Ward. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

MILDRED LOUCIL BRADLEY, 90, Apopka, died Monday, August 5. Survivors: children, Carol Anne Coonce, Barbara L., Patricia J. Bray; sister, Dorothy Davis; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

TONY NEAL GILLIAM, 72, Johnson City, Tennessee, died Monday, August 12. Mr. Gilliam moved to Apopka in 1997 and pastored Park Avenue Worship Center Church of God with his wife Carolyn until retirement in 2015. Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home, Kingsport, Tenn.

GALE FREEMAN, 63, Apopka, died Monday, August 12. Ms. Freeman was born in Marietta, Georgia. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

Obituaries August 9, 2019

FERNAND C. CORBEIL JR., 88, Beverly, Mass., died Sunday, July 28. Mr. Corbeil was born in Peabody, Mass. He worked in sales and as a real estate agent, and sang and acted professionally, and was an excellent oil painter. Survivors: daughters, Michele, Christine Freeman, Victoria Bunting; brother, Richard, Apopka; three grandchildren; one great-grandson.

ANA MARIA FEBLES, 71, Apopka, died Monday, July 8. Mrs. Febles was born in Higuey, Dominican Republic. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

DENNIS EDWIN LEONARSKI, 71, Leesburg, died Tuesday, July 23. Mr. Leonarski was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

NANCY LEE BARHAM, 64, Apopka, died Tuesday, July 30. Mrs. Barham was born in Miami. Survivors: husband, Billie Lee Jr.; children, Cristina Cates, Joseph R. Cates, Billie Lee III, Austin L.; siblings, Sam Graves, Elaine MacNamara, Theodore Graves, Gary Graves; six grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

JEFFREY “JEFF” CARL YOUNG, 62, Zellwood, died Tuesday, July 30. Mr. Young was born in Fairmont, West Virginia. He was retired from Patriot Coal Company and was a member of the UMWA, NRA, and Red Caps of Zellwood Station. Survivors: sisters, Pam, Billie Ash. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

KAREN MARIE RICHARDS, 73, Longwood, died Friday, August 2. Mrs. Richards was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Richards was a retired sales representative from Vanity Fair Corp. She was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Survivors: husband, William; sons, Sean; siblings, Denise Rochford, Jack Gallagher, Mary Jo Marvar, Noranne Flanagan; Dolly to Allison and Matthew. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

RACHEL KING, 77, Apopka, died Saturday, July 27. Mrs. King was born in Northampton County, North Carolina. She worked for 39 years as a patient financial representative with Florida Hospital. Survivors: son, Ken Copley, stepson, Larry King Jr., daughter, Vicky Arceneaux; brother, Kelly Turner; sister, Rena Mar Turner; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Gotha.

JAMES R. GOODMAN, 76, died Saturday, August 3. Mr. Goodman was born in Georgia. Before settling in Apopka to raise his family, Mr. Goodman served in the Army for 12 years. Survivors: daughters, Jenny Ronning, Elizabeth Goodwin, Christina Wellman; two grandsons. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

THERESA AGNES REILLY, 95, Apopka, died Friday, Friday, August 2. Mrs. Reilly was born in New York City. She was a very active member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Apopka from its beginning. Survivors: sister, Anne Tweer; children, Barbara Jester, Jim; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

STEVEN LEE HARMON, 70, lived in Zellwood after 41 years in Apopka. He was born in Sidney, Ohio. He was the safety training coordinator and field inspector for the Orlando Utilities Commission. Steve was Santa in the Apopka Christmas Parade for several years. Survivors: wife, Diane; children, Jackie Sweeney, Michelle Gayhart, Steven C., Krista Keller; nine grandchildren; brothers, Terry, Bruce, William, Jesse.

Obituaries August 2, 2019

FLORINDA CORDERO JIMENEZ, 86, Apopka, died Wednesday, July 24. Ms. Jimenez was born in Gaspar Hernandez, Dominican Republic. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

DOUGLAS W. KELLY, 58, Apopka, died Thursday, July 25. Mr. Kelly was born in Brownfield, Texas. Survivors: mother, Sara J.; siblings, Doris J. Wasson, Carol A., John V. He was a member of Apopka Assembly of God Church. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

DONNA LYNN HARRIS, 64, died Wednesday, July 24. Mrs. Harris was born in the U.S. Army hospital in Sagamihara, Japan. Donna spent most of her life in Apopka and graduated from Apopka Memorial High School in 1973. Survivors: husband, Michael; daughter, Amanda. Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Apopka.

ROSALIE FRANCIS FEINEN, 71, Apopka, died Monday, July 22. Mrs. Feinen was born in Buffalo, New York. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

ROBERTO CARLOS GUTIERREZ, 38, Apopka, died Thursday, July 11. Mr. Gutierrez was born in San Francisco, California. Survivors: wife, Nicole Marie; children, Alexander S., Isabella N.; mother, Teresa C.; grandmother, Rosa Majano; siblings, Ernesto Galindo, Crislina Galindo. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

SHAWN P. WALLER, 47, died Monday, July 1. Mr. Waller was born in Apopka. He was a member of the Airborne Infantry, Army National Guard and active member of the 4H Ambassadors. Survivors: mother, Brenda Gwinn and her husband Jon; brother, Chris; grandmother, Diane Anderson. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

PETER G. VERGOS, 81, Apopka, died Tuesday, July 30. Mr. Vergos was born in Doliana, Greece, and came to the U.S. in 1955. He moved to Apopka in 1986 and worked with his sons who had begun Sheeler Auto Repair. Survivors: wife, Pagona; sons, George, Demetrios, Odysseus; sister, Sultan Balazis; five grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.