John David Child
John David Child, 68, of Deland, FL passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M. on Friday, June 11, 2010 at the Allen J. Harden Funeral Home in Mount Dora, FL.
A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Allen J. Harden Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Eustis, FL.
Mr. Edgar J. Clark
Mr. Edgar J. Clark was born in Lafayette, Indiana on May 1, 1920 and was called by the Lord on June 7, 2010. He joined the military in 1941 and at the beginning of the “Battle of the Bulge” was transferred to the Infantry. He served in France and Germany and received an E. M. A. E. (European, African, Middle Eastern) Ribbon with a Bronze Star before returning to Civilian Life.
In 1953 he and his family relocated to Florida with enough wide experience to activate a new woodworking company, Gate City Millwork, Inc. His progress was so great, he sold his company in 1979 that included a new plant with 35,000 square feet with fifty skilled employees who manufactured quality woodwork for delivery through the State of Florida and occasionally to other parts of the world.
His wife, Marjorie Thise Clark predeceased Ed in 1998 after more than 54 years of marriage. He is survived by his current wife, Marie A. Clark, whom he married in July of 2007, one son, Jeri P. Clark, residing in Leesburg, FL, one daughter, Mari Donaghy, residing in Acton, ME, three grandchildren, Aaron Donaghy of New Castle, ME, Sara Tremblay of Acton, ME and Anne Cordero of Sanford, ME. Also surviving Ed are his 13 great-grandchildren.
He believed it was his obligation to give his talent to worthwhile projects and served as President of the Central Indiana Retail Lumber Dealers Association. He served on the board of Directors for the Lafayette Little Theatre. He was a member of the Architectural Woodwork Institute, a member of the Sales and Marketing Executives group of Fort Lauderdale, member of the Home Builders Association, President of St. Gregory’s Men’s Club, Plantation, FL, President of St. Vincent De Paul Society, Member of the Parish Council at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Mount Dora; a Red Coat at Waterman Hospital; American Legion member and a member of the Elks Club for over 45 years.
His most gratifying project began in the early stage of his retirement. He believed in the motto “The road to daily happiness is not so far behind. It’s what we do for others that brings true peace of mind.” During those twenty-five years, he purchased homes, reconditioned them, and sold them quickly to young married couples to help them get a start in life. Although he never talked much about his actions, a quick review of these recorded transactions are learned he had nearly one hundred of these dealings.
He always wore a smile during his retirement years.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 P.M. on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at the Allen J. Harden Funeral Home in Mount Dora, FL.
A funeral mass will be held at 9 A.M. on Friday, June 11, 2010 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Mount Dora, FL.
Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Eustis, FL.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society, c/o St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, 218 Oklawaha Ave., Eustis, FL 32726-4840.
Ira M. Harris
Ira M. Harris, 86, of Mount Dora, FL passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2010.
A funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at the Allen J. Harden Funeral Home.
Interment will take place at 1 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.
Thomas H. Hutcheson
Thomas H. Hutcheson, 62, of Mount Dora, FL, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2010.
He was born on October 16, 1947 in Hazlehurst, GA to James D. Hutcheson and the late Vera Hutcheson.
Tom moved to Mount Dora from Georgia in 1951.
He served in the National Guard and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mount Dora.
Tom is survived by his father, James D. Hutcheson; son, Jason Hutcheson (Julie); brother, Jim Hutcheson; sisters, Joyce Brautcheck and Suzie Phillips; and four grandchildren, Kerwin, Lyla, Chris and Robbie.
A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the First Baptist Church of Umatilla, 550 Hatfield Drive, Umatilla, FL 32784, (352) 669-3214.
Dennis Robinson, 87, of Mount Dora, FL passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
Services are pending and will be finalized on Tuesday, July 6, 2010.
Ed Havill, 71, of Mt. Dora passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2012. He was born in New York City on June 6, 1941.
Ed had a personal relationship with Jesus, and even though heartbroken, his family has the assurance that he is with Him in Heaven.
He served in the US Army and was assigned to the Guided Missile Command in Huntsville, Alabama. While working full-time, he earned two Bachelors’ degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He worked at Martin Marietta, designing missiles for the protection of our Country.
Soon after earning his Master’s degree in Commercial Science from Rollins, he moved his family to Eustis and became a Real Estate Broker in Lake County. Ed served two consecutive terms as President of Florida Federation of Young Republicans. He had the honor of meeting and supporting Reagan during that time.
Ed was elected in 1976 as Lake County Property Appraiser and became the first and only Republican Property Appraiser to serve Lake County.
Ed is predeceased by his daughter, Leah Anne Havill.
He is survived and will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 25 years, Donna; son, Kyle Havill (Susan) and their children, Michael, Lauren and Mike; daughter, Jennifer Havill Love (Eric) and their children, KeriAnne and Matthew; daughter, Ashley Dickens; daughter, Amanda Havill Adgate (Levi) and expected child; daughter, Katie Havill; sister, Pat Whalen (Bob) and their children Barbara Colbrese and her family, Ashley, Jamieson and Rhett and Rob Whalen and his family, Holly and Erica.
Visitation will be held at the Allen J. Harden Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 5-7 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Mount Dora on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 10 a.m.
Graveside will be for immediate family only.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - Cancer Research or Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children - Cancer Floor. Both donations can be sent to Orlando Health Foundations, ATTN: Connie, 3160 Southgate Commerce Blvd., Orlando, FL 32806.
Rex Penland, of Eustis, FL passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2012.
No services are scheduled.
Margaret (Peg) Dorsey Palmer
Margaret (Peg) Dorsey Palmer, 99, of Mt. Dora passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she moved to Clermont, FL in 1957.
She raised her children Jack (wife Maryann), Ron (survived by Marilyn), and Carol (husband Bob) with Curt, now deceased.
They enjoyed golf and bridge together, lifelong interests for her in addition to church, Girl Scouting, and Hospice.
Eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren called her GG.
In 1978 she married George whose daughter Nancy, her three children and three grandchildren have been part of her extended family.
A memorial service will be held on September 8, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778.
Vivian Wright, 71, of Tavares, FL passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012.
No services are scheduled.
Velma Nettie Foster Moore Matthews Culp
Velma Nettie Foster Moore Matthews Culp, 100 years old, passed from this life into the loving arms of Jesus on August 6, 2012.
Born June 24, 1912 in Sylvania, Alabama to Christopher Columbus and Eula Ophelia White Foster, she moved with her family to Lisbon, FL as a young child
Velma is survived by brother Arnard Foster, sisters Melba Nuzum and Iris Faye King, daughters Barbara Moore Rochelle (Louis) of Grand Island and Eula Gail Evans (Kenneth) of Eustis, and step-children Ronald Culp, Jeanette Lape and Connie Suwala, all of Michigan. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Mitzi Rochelle Hammes, Brenda Richard Martin, Keith Richard, Larry Rochelle, and Mark Richard, 15 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way.
Predeceasing Velma are her parents, brothers Troy, Ollney Dustin, F.C., and Cloyd, sister Imogene, granddaughter Holly Rochelle Spence, first husband Charles Wesley Moore (1940), second husband Herbert (Hub) Franklin Matthew (1982), and third husband Estol Logan Culp (2002).
Velma was always ready to hit the dance floor, even into the last year of her life. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to travel, visiting most of the states with Alaska being her favorite.
Her life centered around her family and her church, Liberty Baptist in Tavares.
A life well lived. Now dance with the angels, Memama!
Visitation will be held from 10- 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Liberty Baptist Church, 2451 Dora Avenue, Tavares, FL 32778 with a funeral service immediately following at 11 a.m.
Interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Leesburg, FL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Baptist Church or Cornerstone Hospice.
Guileen Gehring, 88, of Sorrento, FL, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011.
No services are scheduled.
Audrey Eileen Gardner
Audrey Eileen Gardner, 84, of Mount Dora, FL, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2011.
Visitation will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at the Allen J. Harden Funeral Home.
A funeral service will immediately follow at 3:30 p.m.
Interment will take place at Pine Forest Cemetery in Mount Dora, FL.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Christian Home & Bible School, 301 W. 13th Ave., Mount Dora, FL 32757-1017.
Lloyd Patrick Gordon
Lloyd Patrick Gordon, 49, of Altamonte Springs FL, passed away Wednesday, November 23 2011.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2011 at the Plymouth Church of Christ.
Harriet Hardwich, 100, of Mount Dora, FL, passed away Friday, November 18, 2011.
All services will be held in Syracuse, NY.
Patricia Ann Farner
Patricia Ann Farner, 86, of Mount Dora, passed away on Sunday, November 13th. Pat touched the lives of everyone who knew her and was known for her motherly love, kindness, generosity, leadership and most of all, her dedication to her Lord, church, family and friends. Pat was born on the 4th of July, 1925, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Pat took dance lessons as a child and adult with Gene Kelly and had fun performing in her Uncle Eddie’s restaurant as a teenager. After graduating from New Kensington High School in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, she received a scholarship to attend college. She later moved to Baltimore, Maryland where she worked for Glen L. Martin Company (now Lockheed Martin) in the drafting department during World War II. She returned to New Kensington to work as a supervisor for Bell Telephone and met and married her husband Lewis C. Farner. She, her husband and five children moved to Tavares in 1969 where they owned and operated Tavares Mobile Home Park. She and Lew moved to Mount Dora in 1992.
Pat was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora where she served as a Sunday school teacher, Deacon, Elder and Trustee. She was recently honored by the church for her lifetime service and for her contribution to the building committee. She also served on the Tavares City Council where she was elected as the first female council president. Pat was a member of the Tavares Women’s Club, served as President and was honored as Woman of The Year. She was a past member of the Eastern Star in Pennsylvania and the garden club in Tavares. Her most recent volunteer efforts were spent serving with the Women of Hospice in the Hospice Hope Chest store in Mount Dora where she assisted customers and purchased more than anyone else to give to her family and friends. If you knew Pat, you most likely received some special item that she purchased for you while she was working her shift!
Pat is predeceased by her husband, Lewis Farner; parents, Lucille and Charles Adams; brother, Jeffrey Adams; and sister, Celeste Adams Leffler. She is survived by her children, Mark Farner (Terry Ann), Fruitland Park; Kathleen Farner Thomas, Eustis; Bruce Farner (Kimberly), Slidell, Louisiana; Keith Farner (Betsy), Leesburg; Scott Farner (Cindy), Panama City; ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild, wonderful siblings, Charles and Peggy Adams, Tavares; John and Wanda Adams, Luray, Virginia; Monte Adams, Bellingham, Washington; Rebecca and David Seirup, Anaheim California; and many loved nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Pat’s name may be made to the building fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora (222 West 6th Avenue, Mount Dora, FL 32757). Visitation is from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 20th at Allen J. Harden Funeral Home in Mount Dora, (352) 383-8178. A memorial service will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora on Monday, November 21st at 2:00 p.m.
Very Rev. Emile Gentile, T.O.R., 75, died on November 10, 2011 at New Smyrna Beach, FL.
He was born on September 24, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Louis and Mildred (Trochiano) Gentile. He entered the Novitiate of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis on June 21, 1955, and professed vows on June 23, 1956. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1964.
Fr. Emile served as Minister Provincial and as Novice Master in his Franciscan Community and served the Diocese of Orlando from 1983 in various ministries until he retired as Pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish in Mount Dora in 2007.
He was awarded the Pro Ecclesia Pontifice Medal for his faithful service to the Church by Pope John Paul II.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Mount Dora, FL with a Vigil Service taking place at 6 p.m.
Visitation will also be held on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 9-10:45 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Mount Dora, FL with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.
Interment will take place in the Franciscan Community Cemetery in Hollidaysburg, PA.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Franciscan Friars, T.O.R.
Lehua Francis Goldberg
Lehua Francis Goldberg, 88, of Mount Dora, FL, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2011.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, Monday, November 14, 2011.
Louise L. Spooner
Louise L. Spooner, 100, of Cary NC, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2011.
A visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. at the Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, Thursday, November 10, 2011.
A graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at the Pine Forest Cemetery, Mount Dora, FL.