Electronically Preserving Obituaries as Cultural Heritage

by ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

EPOCH is a depository of information that will be held for future generations of researchers and genealogists. Family and friends of the deceased can submit detailed obituaries as a tribute to their loved ones, and in doing so help build a meaningful history of the residents of the community.

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Bertha G. Kaiser

Bertha Garcia Kaiser passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. A native of Tampa, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rex Kaiser; parents, Manuel and Adalia Garcia; brothers, Rene Garcia and Manuel Garcia. She is survived by her brother, Robert F. Garcia, Sr. (Mary), and sisters, Zenaida Borrell and Adalia Davila; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and friends. Bertha retired from Sears, Roebuck & Company, as a credit manager. She greatly loved her family, friends, and animals, especially her cats. She enjoyed creating crafts of all kinds.

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Luis Sergio Vielma

Luis was born in Altamonte Springs, Florida on October 15, 1993. He lived with his family in Winter Springs until he was about 13. He attended Winter Springs schools through the 8th grade. When it was time to start high school, Luis and his family moved to Sanford, Florida where he attended Seminole High School. Luis was an excellent student and graduated with honors in the class of 2011. After high school, he attended Seminole State College from 2012 to 2014 and graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree.

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Mae Ridenour

Mae Ridenour, 73, of Piqua went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 7:59 a.m. at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit, Troy. She was born on March 4, 1942, in Huntsville, Tenn., to the late Virgil and Versie (Burress) Cross. She married Tom Ridenour on June 10, 1977, in Piqua. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2003.

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Jacqueline R. Satterfield

Jacqueline R. Satterfield, 48, of Piqua, died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at her residence. She was born September 17, 1966 in Piqua to the late William E. and Patricia R. (Cruse) Drees.

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Philip John Saraf

Philip Saraf, well-known Savannah artist and chef, beloved brother, uncle, cousin, mentor and friend, passed away peacefully June 9, 2016, at Hospice House in Savannah, surrounded by family and friends. He was 86 years of age. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning, June 14 in St. James Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances to Hospice Savannah – Post Office Box #13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416-0190 or St. James Catholic Church – 8412 Whitfield Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31406-6198.

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Reynaldo Chaves De La Cruz

Reynaldo Chaves was born on July 3, 1935. His parents were Juan Francisco Chaves and Cándida De La Cruz. He had five brothers and sisters: Carlos, Laura, Andrea, Ada and María.

When he was a teen during the Korean War he was stationed in Korea and Japan. He was not a part of any battle, but he had lots of stories to tell about his stay there.

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