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

Paul Ellison Slaton

Paul Ellison Slaton, of Tallahassee, FL passed away on February 1st, 2017, after his battle with chronic illness, surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be open to Paul's family and friends on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 10am at the American Legion Hall at 229 Lake Ella Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32303.

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Eileen Turner Whisner

EILEEN T. WHISNER Age 82 of Indian Harbour Beach, FL passed away on November 1st in Melbourne, FL. She was born August 10, 1920 in Warren, PA moving to West Palm Beach, FL in 1951. She taught at St. Anns School during the fifties moving to Indian Harbour Beach in 1964. She taught school at Holy Name; Conova Beach, FL and Ascension FL during the sixties and seventies. She was a member of Holy Name Womens Guild, Eau Gallie Yacht Club, Sun Tree, Town Club Jamestown N. York, Blueberry Hill Scandia PA. She was pre-deceased by her husband Ken Whisner in June 1990.

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Robert Joseph Chewning

The son of an iron worker who helped build bridges across the United States, Robert Joseph Chewning also built bridges - ones of community spirit and public trust through his chosen career on the Orlando Police Department following discharge from the U.S. Eighth Air Force at the end of WWII.

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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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