Obituaries June 2019


Obituaries June 21, 2019

MINDY MARIE BACHANOV, 38, Apopka, died Sunday, June 9, of cancer. Mindy was born in Winter Garden. She worked in an administrative role at East Coast Believers Church in Oviedo. Survivors: husband, Eric, Apopka; daughters, Kaitlyn, Abigail; son, Lucas; parents, Jim and Barbara Neff, Apopka; brother, Eric Neff, Orlando; sister, Kristen Neff, New Smyrna Beach.

GENEVA ROGERS, 99, Apopka, died Thursday, June 13. Mrs. Rogers was born in Lumberton, North Carolina. Survivors: children, Ron, Myrna Dickerhoff, Frank; sisters, Ina Rose Rice, Hazel Brigman; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Apopka.

FLORENCE KOLARCIK, 98, formerly of Zellwood Station, died in Louisville, Kentucky Sunday, June 16. Mrs. Kolarcik was born in Passaic, New Jersey. Survivors: husband, Ernest A.; children, Kenneth, Gary, Barbara Simpers; sister, Lucy Yachechak; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, East Louisville Chapel.

JAMES W. SHINDORF, 59, Apopka, died Saturday, June 8. Mr. Shindorf was born in Belding, Michigan. Survivors: daughter, Candice Shepherd; siblings, Kathy Ledin, Gloria Tipton, Brenda Heath, Mary Allen, Mike Geister, Andy Geister; several grandchildren; life partner, Sheri Ladd. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

JACK “PETE” ROBINSON JR., 81, Apopka, died Friday, June 14. Survivors: wife, Phyllis; children, Rosie P. Jackson, Janet, Pam, Carol, Sherika McMath, Luvonnie Stokes-Hunter, Jackie Persons, Yolanda James. Michelle Williams, Shawn Burr, Tamel Williams, Cortesia Oxford, Dale, Jackie. Unity Memorial Funeral Home East, Inc., Apopka.

JAMES AUBREY STRICKLAND, 77, Ocoee, died Saturday, June 15. Mr. Strickland was born in Enterprise, Alabama. He was a Vietnam War veteran. He worked as a construction manager for Hubbard Construction for 38 years. Survivors: children, Kenny, Donna Trujillo, Gabrielle, Debra Morgan, Danielle Conover; siblings, Mary Gilley, Kenneth, Sandy Rogers, Ruth Barnett, Beth Balaz, David; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

Obituaries June 14, 2019

MICHAEL WAYNE PIETY, 57, Apopka, died Sunday, May 26. Mr. Piety was born at Florida Hospital Orlando. He attended and graduated from Apopka High School in 1979. He opened his own business, Piety’s Paint and Body and continued in the auto body business through his life. He was a member of Wildfire Church in Apopka. Survivors: wife, Cheryl; daughter Kelle Lee; mother, Sally; brother, Jeff; two grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

JOSEPH A. “JOE” EFTINK, 83, Oran, Missouri, died Wednesday, June 5. Mr. Eftink was born in Portageville, Missouri. He was a retired line worker for Columbia Sportswear. He was Catholic and member of the Chaffee Elks Lodge. Survivors: wife, Mary Ann; sons, Russell, David, Indian Harbor Beach, James, Robert; daughters, Robin Bybee, Susan Kluesne; stepsons, Glen Fisk, William Halter, John Halter, Apopka; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel, Oran Missouri.

CAROLYN V. MACWITHEY, 95, Apopka, died Monday, June 10. She was born in Auburn, New York. She and her late husband Frederick were former owners Vo-Mac Orange Groves in Plymouth and after a freeze did that in, they moved to Apopka and became commercial carriers for The Orlando Sentinel. She was president of the Woman’s Missionary Union, leader of the Girls’ Auxiliary at Plymouth Baptist Church, pink lady volunteer at Apopka Memorial High School, and long-term secretary in the Apopka Garden Club. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. 

Obituaries June 6, 2019

CONSTANCE “CONNIE” DEE REID, 50, Apopka, died Wednesday, May 29. Mrs. Reid was born in San Angelo, Texas. She grew up in Apopka and was a member of the Apopka High Class of 1986. She worked for Viking Supplynet. Survivors: husband, William, parents, Robert Saftenberg and Pamela Parsons; daughter, Chelsea Adams, brother, Matt Saftenberg, stepchildren, Victoria and Paul Reid; one grandchild. Newcomer Cremation, Funerals and Receptions, Grove City, Ohio.

JAMES A. STRATTON, 95, Apopka, died Monday, May 27. Mr. Stratton was born in Robbinsville, North Carolina. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

RITA THERESA PALEY, 87, Zellwood, died Tuesday, May 28. Mrs. Paley was born in Milbury, Massachusetts. Survivors: children, Paul Hendrickson, Lisa Raboud; brothers, Roland Bazin, Armand Bazin; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Mount Dora.

DONALD AUGUST BUETER, 79, Ocala, died Tuesday, May 29. Bueter worked at Eldora Speedway in Ohio as a stock car racing owner, driver, and crew chief, and manager of several body shops. Survivors: wife, Kathleen; sons, Tom, Rossburg, Ohio, Jim, Ocala, Dan, Sykesville, Maryland; daughters, Cheryl Chrisman, North Pole, Alaska, Lynda Conway, Charlotte, North Carolina; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Roberts Funeral Home Bruce Chapel East.

MICHAEL WAYNE PIETY, 58, died Sunday, May 26. Mr. Piety was born in 1961 at Florida Hospital. He was a graduate of Apopka High School in 1979. He owned his own business, Piety Paint and Body. Mr. Piety was a member of Calvary Assembly of God. Survivors: wife, Cheryl; daughter, Kelle Lee; two grandchildren.

HERBERT JOE DAVIS JR., 59, Orlando, died Thursday, May 30. Mr. Davis was born in Jacksonville. He was a 1977 graduate of Lake Brantley High. He was a member of West Orlando Baptist Church, Ocoee. Survivors: daughters, Tammy Butt, Jennifer Peterson; sisters, Joanne Rigdon, Gail Hall, Glynda Cook, Susie Moore; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

MARILYN S. RYFUN, 92, Zellwood and Syracuse, N.Y., died Friday, April 26. Survivors: daughters, Ruth Hayes Morrison, Patricia Henry; sons, Daniel, Paul; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

EUNICE L. LAFAVERS, 82, Apopka, died Wednesday, June 5. Mrs. Lafavers was born in Frostproof. Survivors: children, Maurice, Jack Johns; six grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.