- July 18, 2014
Margaret Dolores “Sissie” Donovan, 78, of Orlando, Fla., passed away Wednesday, July 20 in Winter Park. She was born in Winchester, Va. She was a traffic management specialist for the federal government. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, CCW and TREA. She loved quilting, crafts and, especially, spending time with her grandchildren. Dolores is survived by her husband, Alvin G. Donovan, Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; son, Alvin G. Donovan, III of Queensland, Australia; daughter, Cheryl F. Donovan of Winter Springs, Fla.; sisters, Mary L. Hykes and Linda K. Pack; brother, Gary L. Orr; and granddaughters, Brenna Warner and Maija Donovan.
Daniel V. Gasparro, 69, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011. A native New Yorker, Daniel died peacefully in the comfort of his Florida home alongside the warm presence of his beloved family. Daniel is survived by his wife, Rose Ann, son Sean, daughter Danielle, mother Angelina, brothers Ron, Michael and John, sister Angela Gasparro-Noto, numerous nieces and nephews, and he is predeceased by his father, John. Daniel was a devoted and loving husband and father and a proud Italian-American and New York Yankees fan who savored life’s colorful ride from the driver’s seat of his Corvette convertible. In July 2010, Daniel retired as a treasured employee of Home Depot, where he enjoyed working for 28 years. A memorial viewing in Daniel’s honor was held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Baldwin Fairchild E. Altamonte Chapel, 994 E. Altamonte Dr. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.
William Harder “Buck” Bowden, 74, of Winter Garden, Fla., passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2011. He was born in Inter Garden, Fla., on Jan. 19, 1927 to Adna Alberta and William Coston Bowden. Mr. Bowden served in the U.S. Air Force, he was an inspector for Continental Can for 35 years and a bus driver for Walt Disney World for 10 years. Services are pending. Please check back later. Arrangements are by Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden Chapel 428 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL 34787. Call 407-656-2233.
Leo Ernest Harden, 80, of Lake Mary, Fla., passed away Friday, July 22, 2011. He was born Dec. 21, 1930 in Monte Vista, Colo., to Frances and Ida (Asay) Harden. He was an electrician. Leo is survived by his wife, Leona, loving family and friends. There are no services scheduled.
Taselin Whaughup, 83, of Orlando, Fla. passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011. She was born in Crofts Hill, Clarendon, Jamaica to John and Rebecca (Hayles) Pennant. She was a nurse and a member of Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church. Taselin loved to travel, she was always helping others and she was always well-dressed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aston, and son, Gleastan. She is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Seay, four grandchildren and one sister. Her service is 11 a.m. Sunday Aug. 7 at Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1400 Bear Lake Road, Apopka, FL 32703.
James B. Carr, 60, of Orlando, Fla., died Thursday, July 21, 2011. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, to Vernon and Jean (Dodge) Carr. He is survived by his daughter Jamie, sons Steven and Shawn, three grandchildren and his mother Jean Engelmeier. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, East Altamonte Chapel, 994 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL.
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