Frances C. Lancaster
August 26, 1910 - March 1, 2010
Frances C. Lancaster 99, of Lady Lake, passed away on Monday March 1, 2010. She was born in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and moved to this area in 2002 from Ft. Lauderdale. She was a homemaker and a member of Midway Christian Church of The Villages. Mrs. Lancaster is survived by daughters; Doris Timmons of The Villages and Carol Olsen of Lady Lake, a sister Eleanor Heist of Umatilla, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Harold J. Blankenship
March 3, 2010
Harold J. Blankenship, 83 of Eustis passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. He was born in Falling Rock, West Virginia and moved here 1954. Mr. Blankenship retired from the Florida Department of Transportation, was a member of the F & AM Lodge 62 Sanford, Florida, and was a Veteran of the US Navy, having served during WWII.
He is survived by his son, Jerry Michael Blankenship of Georgia; daughters, Brenda Purvee of Eustis and Peggy Ann Brock of Orange City, brothers, Carl Begler of Orange City, and David Begler of West Virginia; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
The family received friends in the Hamlin & Hilbish Chapel on Monday, March 8, 2010 from 10:00AM until the Funeral hour. Ceremonies were held at 11:00AM, with Dr. Alan Holden officiating. Masonic and Military Honors were given. Interment followed in Florida National Cemetery Bushnell, Florida.
Robert George Harvey
March 3, 2010
Robert George Harvey 45, of Apopka passed away on March 3, he was born in Ft. Lauderdale and moved to Central Florida from there in 1979. Mr. Harvey was a member of St. Patrick Catholic church of Mount Dora. He was the owner of All Pro Auto Body of Orlando and Storage Masters, Inc. of Sorrento, he was also an auto broker.
He is survived by his wife Theresa Henns-Harvey, his children Robert Joseph Harvey and Christine Josephine Harvey, his parents Vivian and Richard Harvey, brother Theodore (Doreen) Harvey of Apopka, three nieces and one nephew.
Memorial Mass was held in St. Patrick Catholic Church on Thursday March 11, 2010.
Margaret D. Johnston
July 16, 1922 - March 8, 2010
Margaret D. Johnston, 87 of Tavares passed away on Monday March 8, 2010. She was born in Belleville, Illinois and moved here from Detroit, Michigan in 1977. She was Methodist. Mrs. Johnston is survived by her daughter Kay (Stewart) Moran of Lake Zurich, Illinois, four grandchildren and one great granddaughter. The family requests those desiring direct memorials to Cornerstone Hospice.
Sharon D. Fuller-Cummins
September 9, 1944 - March 11, 2010
Mrs. Sharon D. Fuller-Cummins, of Eustis, passed away on Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at the age of 65 years. She was born in California on September 9th, 1944.
She is survived by her daughter, Kristin Martin and her son Steven Fuller.
Sharon Fuller-Cummins was a great middle school teacher in Marathon, in the Florida Keys for over 10 years. She was an inspiration to all who knew her and loved her. She will be greatly missed and loved.
Jacob F. Miller
February 6, 1920 - March 12, 2010
Jacob F. Miller 90, of Leesburg, passed away in Mount Dora on Friday March 12, 2010. He was born in Curtin, Pennsylvania and moved here in 1957. He was Protestant and a Veteran of WWII having served in the U. S. Army.
Mr. Miller is survived by his children; Larry F. Miller of Mount Plymouth, Sandra Yakel of The Villages and Carol A. Gee of Indian Shores, Florida, seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Memorial services were held in the Hamlin & Hilbish Chapel on Wednesday March 17, 2010, with Rev. William Boyer officiating. Final resting place is in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. You may share your own special thoughts and memories by visiting hamlinhilbish.com. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors 326 E. Orange Avenue, Eustis. 352-357-4193.
Ronald L. Hagadorn
February 19, 1945 - March 11, 2010
Ronald L. Hagadorn, 65, of Eustis passed away in Leesburg on Thursday March 11, 2010. He was born in Rhinebeck, New York and moved here from Red Hook, New York in 1979. He was a Christian, the owner of Rainbow Pool Service of Eustis and a Veteran of the United States Navy having served during the Vietnam era.
He is survived by his wife Harriette, his children; Tammy (Chris) Amirault of San Francisco, California, Kimberly (Kris) Buse of Eustis and Jennifer Ruby of Eustis, his grandchildren; Jessica Ruby, Madysyn Ruby, Brok Buse and Bryce Buse, and his sisters; Dawn Smith of Tavares, Arlene Olsen of Long Island, New York and Roweena Hagadorn of Marion County.
There will be private family services. The family requests those desiring direct memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road #415, Maitland, FL 32751 or theMuscular Dystrophy Association at www.mda.org. You may share your own special thoughts and memories by visiting hamlinhilbish.com. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors 326 E. Orange Avenue, Eustis. 352-357-4193.
Anthony A. Todoverto Jr.
January 21, 1930 - March 13, 2010
Anthony A. Todoverto Jr. 80 of Mount Dora passed away on March 13, 2010. He was born in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania and moved to this area in 1990 from Erie, Pennsylvania. He was a Protestant and a Veteran having served in the United States Air Force. Mr. Todoverto is survived by his sister Diana (Chester) Paolini of Delray Beach, Florida and two nephews Brian and Scot Paolini both of Deerfield Beach, Florida.
He was predeceased by his wife Vera in 1997 and will be interred with her in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
Benjamin C. Meister
March 14, 2010
Benjamin C. “Ben Hisey” Meister 57 of Leesburg passed away in Gainesville on Sunday March 14, 2010. He was born in Mishawaka, Indiana and moved to this area from Michigan in 1970. He was Baptist, a professional musician and a Veteran having served in the United States Army. Mr. Meister was a member of the Eustis Moose Lodge and a Life member of the Florida Country Music Association.
He is survived by his life partner Judy Pereira, his children Mike and Nikki and his sisters, Connie (Bobby) Bass of Apopka and Bonnie (Jack) Thomason of Nunnley, Tennessee.
Friends gathered for a visitation in the Hamlin & Hilbish Chapel on Thursday, March 18, 2010. Ceremonies with Military Honors were held Friday, March 19, 2010, in the Chapel with Dr. Alan J. Holden, Pastor officiating. Mr. Meister was taken to Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell for interment.
Donald Leon Adams
January 22, 1923 - January 15, 2010
Donald Leon Adams, 86 of Leesburg passed away Friday January 15, 2010. He was born in Shell Rock, Iowa and moved here in 1990 from Schoolcraft, Michigan. He was a retired laboratory technician for Upjohn Pharmaceutical, a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Eustis, and a Veteran of WWII having served in the United States Army Air Corp. Mr. Adams was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife Florence, his children, Donald Leon (Sandra) Adams, II of Lambertville, Michigan, and Deliah (Mickey) Fowler of Grand Rapids, Michigan, his step children, Lisa Floyd of Jacksonville, David (Tina) Griswold of Eustis, Blake Griswold of Eustis and Brian Griswold of Groveland, his brother John Adams of Tavares, three grandchildren, fourteen step grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Eustis, 317 S. Mary Street, Eustis, FL 32726. Memorial services were held in the Church at 11 AM Wednesday, January 20, 2010 with Rev. Joe Sitts officiating.
Joan Dudley Alger
June 19, 1933 - September 17, 2009
Joan Dudley Alger of Umatilla was born June 19, 1933 in Bismarck, ND to Col. and Mrs. W.K. Dudley, went home on September 17, 2009, at Cornerstone Hospice in Tavares, Florida, she was predeceased by her son Eddie Alger, former husband Edward M. Alger, and many beloved pets. She was survived by her son Michael and many close friends. An army brat, she traveled extensively as a child in the U.S. and abroad. She was a graduate of Eustis High School Class of 51, and went on to the University of Colorado. She worked for a time in the fashion industry, as a buyer for a department store in Atlanta. She was a devoted member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Eustis. In 1963, she married Ed Alger, settling down to fulfill her desire to raise a family.
A loving mother, she made her children the center of her universe. She exuded her faith in God by her devotion, her kindness, and her strength. She carried her family through many trials and tragedies.
She enjoyed her later years actively pursuing well deserved adventures in travel with her friends, visiting Hawaii and Jamaica among other places. She remained active and healthy until a quite unexpected diagnosis of cancer.
In lieu of flowers donations were requested to be made to her favorite charity-St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Visitation was held in the Hamlin & Hilbish Chapel from 4 until 6 PM Tuesday September 22 with Services in St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Eustis at 3 PM Wednesday September 23. Rev. Dr. John Jacobs officiated.
Vincent R. Antonelli
March 03, 1929 - January 09, 2010
Vincent R. Antonelli, 80 of Leesburg passed away on Saturday January 9, 2010. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved here from Marathon, Florida in 2004. He was a retired self employed contractor and real estate broker, a member and usher at St. Patrick Catholic Church of Mount Dora, former member of the Knights of Columbus and a Rotarian. Mr. Antonelli is survived by his wife Mary Ann, his sons, Nicholas P. of Marathon and Vincent of Orange City, Florida, his brother Nicholas of Valley Stream, New York, two sisters, Stella Alongi of Westbury, New York and Rose Ross of Oceanside, New York, and two grandsons, Nicholas and Zachary. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Patrick Catholic Church of Mount Dora on Wednesday, January 20th at 9 AM.
Ernest C. "Buddy" Aulls, Jr.
March 06, 1934 - August 25, 2009
The Honorable Ernest C. "Buddy" Aulls, Jr., 75, passed away August 25. Judge Buddy was born in Orlando, Florida, in 1934, to Captain Ernest C. Aulls, USN, and Christine M. Aulls. Captain Aulls was a career Navy physician; as a result, young Buddy lived all over the United States as well as in Panama and Japan. He attended no fewer than 14 different schools before graduating from high school in Winchester, MA. He followed in his father's footsteps and enrolled at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. However much Captain Aulls would have preferred his son to pursue a career in medicine, Buddy decided the allure of the law was too great to resist. (Possibly as a result of a bad grade in organic chemistry.) He went on to get both his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate from Emory. He was admitted to the practice of law in both Georgia and Florida, in 1958, but returned to his roots, in Lake County, as a proud native Floridian. In Eustis he was a founding partner of the firm Huebsch and Aulls. Judge Buddy started his service on the Bench in 1960, where he served at various times as municipal judge for the communities of Eustis, Tavares and Umatilla, while also presiding as small claims judge for Lake County. He was seen on so many court dockets in so many places in Lake County that he earned the nickname "Two Judge Aulls." Later he presided over the County Court of Lake County, before moving to the Circuit Court where he executed his duties as Circuit Judge until his retirement from the bench in 1991 after 31 years. It was always his great honor to have been elected by his fellow jurists as Chief Judge of the Fifth Circuit, a position he held for eight years. After his esteemed career as a judge, he transitioned to continue his service to the community as a mediator, a service he performed until his formal retirement in January of 2009, capping over 50 years in the legal field. In addition to his lifelong service to all the citizens of Lake County, he proudly served as a trustee for the Donnelly Trust, providing educational scholarships for many students in need. Judge Buddy was an avid sportsman, spending time both hunting and fishing, as well as following Gator Football. A lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, outdoor pursuits were his third love (behind family and the law.) He was missed by all who had the honor of knowing him. He was survived by his wife Mickey, his children Trey (Tenya) Aulls of Eustis, Christy (Gator) Bradshaw of Ocala, his grandchildren Ernest C. Aulls IV and Ansley Aulls, and his brother, Morton (Mary Jane) Aulls of New Smyrna Beach. The family received friends in the Hamlin & Hilbish Chapel on Thursday, August 27,2009, from 5 until 7 PM. Services were held at the graveside in Greenwood Cemetery, Eustis at 10 AM Friday, August 28, 2009. Rev. Brooks Braswell officiated. In lieu of flowers the family prefered memorials to the National Rifle Association' NRA-ILA, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 or Autism Speaks, 5455 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2250, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Joyce G. Barnes
December 19, 1950 - July 19, 2009
Joyce G. Barnes, 58 of Eustis passed away in Tavares on Sunday July 19, 2009. She was born in Manhattan, New York and moved here from Miami in 1965. Mrs. Barnes was a secretary with several schools in the Lake County Public School System and served 20 years at Eustis High School. She was Catholic. She is survived by her husband Gary D., her son Chris and her mother Josephine Brinkworth all of Eustis. Other survivors include her sister-in-law, Patricia Barnes Lydell, nieces, Lori Chapman and Sheri Schmitz both of Eustis, great nieces and nephews, Bryan Nazworth and Stephen Chapman of Eustis, Nicole Newman of Tavares, Michael Newman and Adriana Newman both of Altamonte Springs. Memorial services were held in the Hamlin & Hilbish Chapel on Saturday July 25th at 10 AM with Mr. Bruce Burr officiating, a gathering followed at 20118 Bill Collins Road, Eustis.
Cole Michael Bizuk
August 22, 2003 - May 25, 2009
Cole Michael Bizuk, 5, of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on Monday May 25, 2009. He was born in Longwood, Florida. He is survived by his mother Stephanie Bizuk of Fernandina Beach, his father, Dean Martin Bizuk of Hudson, Florida, his siblings Cayla of Fernandina Beach and Carol and Jonathan of Huntingtown, Maryland, paternal grandfather Robert Bizuk of Lady Lake, Florida, paternal grandmother Carol Gessner of Greenville, Tennessee, maternal grandparents Stephen and Corinne Healy of Christmas, Florida. Donations may be made to Cole's Memorial Fund at the United Southern Banks in Lake County. Funeral services was held in the First Baptist Church of Umatilla on Friday, May 29, 2009 at 11 AM with Rev. Brooks Braswell officiating.