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

Filiberto "Fele" Rivera Santiago

Filiberto Rivera Santiago of Sanford passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016. He was 91.

Filiberto was born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. He served proudly in the U.S. Army for 21 years, retiring as platoon sergeant (E-7) in 1968. He was a member of the 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers, which was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. The 65th was the highest decorated outfit of the Korean War. After his military service, he served the State of New Jersey as a correction officer at the Midstate Correctional Facility and retired in September 1988 after 20 years.

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Charles "Chuckie" Edward Fischer

Charles Edward Fischer, 70, died August 5, 2016 in Nicholville, New York.

Chuck was a life long resident of Savannah, Georgia, but for many years has spent summers in Nicholville with his domestic partner Kelly O'Brien-Dickey.

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Michael Murphy

Michael E. Murphy (65) of Fort Pierce Florida, beloved husband and best friend of Linda (Zimmers) Murphy for 44 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved at the Treasure Coast Hospice on July 27, 2016.
Mike served in the United States Army and was a proud Vietnam Veteran. He worked as a lineman for First Energy in Youngstown and Toledo, Ohio. Mike and Linda moved to Fort Pierce, Florida after retirement in 2012. Mike was liked by everyone and touched the hearts of many. He is remembered for his sense of humor and kindness.

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Luther Eugene "Pete" Long

Admired by many, Luther "Pete" Eugene Long, of Sanford Florida passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 24, 2016 at the age of 83. Pete was born on August 1, 1932 in Meridian, Mississippi to Hunter and Ina Long. Following service to his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Pete moved to Miami where he met his wife of nearly 60 years, Patricia. He spent over 40 years in Miami, where he lived, worked, raised a family, and attended the University of Miami. In 1986, after 32 years, Pete retired from the City of Miami as Assistant Director of Public Works.

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David Leo Liles

David Leo Liles, 63,of Casselberry, Florida, succumbed to cancer at The Hospice of the Comforter surrounded by his family on July 20, 2016.

David is survived by his wife Christy of 42 years, daughter Jennifer Liles (39), sons Joshua Liles (32), Jordan (29) (Lauren, 27) Liles, grandchildren Emma (9), Noah (7), Bella (5), Sawyer (2), Christopher (3 months), nieces, nephews, cousins and many family friends.

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Joseph Edward Hearn

Joseph E. Hearn, 95, passed away on July 6, 2016 in Lake Mary, Florida.

Joseph was born in Memphis, Tennessee on April 12, 1921 to Joseph and Minnie Lee Hearn. After finishing high school he joined the Air Force where he dutifully served for 32 years. Joseph achieved the rank of Full Colonel and during his time in the service received many awards including 2 purple hearts, 3 service awards and multiple other awards and achievements. Joseph served our Country in World War II as a Flying Tiger, the Korean War and also Vietnam.

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