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.

Latest Tributes

Steve G, Condurelis Jr.

Steve G. Condurelis Jr., age 95, passed on January 9, 2016 in Bonita Springs, FL after a lengthy illness. Born in Valdosta, GA on June 26, 1921 and grew up on his grandfather’s farm. He was a star football player in high school before joining the Navy. He served in World War II in the South Pacific on the USS Saratoga. As a radio operator, he was part of the team who installed the first radar system on the ship. After the war he attended Georgia Tech, was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering, (in three years).

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Brian Stewart Adams

Brian Stewart Adams was born on November 8, 1931 in Wallasey, England, a small town to the west of Liverpool (the home of The Beatles). Growing up near the ports of River Mersey, Brian was interested in ships and worked from a rather young age at the Mersey Docks and Harbour. He also volunteered for England’s Army Reserve (Territorial Army).

In 1957, Brian married Maureen Geach of Liverpool, England. He lived with his wife and children in Birkenhead, England just outside of Liverpool working as a Business Machine Service Technician for several years.

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Sadie Ellen (Reese) Burnett Osborne

Sadie Osborne was born in Gray, KY to her parents Sudie Cooper Reese and William Bradley Reese, who both proceeded her in death as well as both her husbands, Fred Burnett and Shannon Osborne She lived in different states during her life but mostly TN, KY, and FL. Her surviving relatives are Donna Burnett Jones of Lake City, FL and James Darrel Burnett of Robson, WV. She has 2 sisters, Wilma Patterson of Dayton, OH and Patricia Owens of Norwood OH.

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James Bowman

James A. Bowman, age 66, passed away peacefully, Saturday, Dec.17, 2016 at his home in Sarasota.

James was born July 16,1950 in Guyana, Louisiana. He was a veteran in Vietnam, Married his wife of 44 yrs Glenda Bowman in 1972.
Retried from Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation as a Park Ranger ll at Wilderness Park in 2004.

James enjoyed gardening, fishing and anything to do with being outside,loved to watch old western (John Wayne), game shows.

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Arthur Weber

Arthur C. Weber, USAF Retired left us on March 11, 2013 at the age of 94. His wife Dora of 54 years had already passed in 1996. Arthur is survived by his four children, John Weber of Massachusetts, retired; Barbara Casey of Florida, retired;Patti Smith o fSouth Carolina, retired; and Arthur C. Weber, Jr. of Tennessee, retired USAF Colonel. Arthur's four children gave him 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

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Edgar Resendiz Alvarez

Edgar Resendiz Alvarez was born on October 14th, 1973 in Guanajuato, Mexico. The youngest of eight siblings, including two brothers and six sisters, Edgar's parents were Jose and Ofelia Alvarez. During his childhood Edgar attended school while helping his family raise livestock of goats, chickens, and cows. In 1996, wanting a better future, he came to America and received his residency to stay in the United States. A year later he married his wife Maria Jimenez.

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