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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Vilma Ruiz Velez

Vilma Ivette Ruiz Velez was a beloved daughter, sister, and mother. She is the eldest child of Hector Ruiz and Rosa (Rosita) Velez Gonzalez. She was passionate about family welfare and she earned her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Puerto Rico. She married her high school sweetheart Edwin Zayas-Oliver on September 14, 1979. They moved to Kissimmee, Florida in the summer of 1992 where they raised their 3 daughters. She divorced in 2005 and moved back to her home town in Salinas, Puerto Rico to help care for her mother who was suffering from liver cancer.

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Dorothea Jane Bachowski Freeman

Dorothea "Jane" (Bachowski) Freeman from Boynton Beach, Florida passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, December 22, 2014. She was 74 years old. Jane had resided in Fox Chase, Pennsylvania from 1974 ~ 1985.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 13, 1940, daughter of Dimitri and Dorothea (Franks) Bachowski. Jane graduated from Temple University and received her master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She enjoyed reading and loved visiting the beach.

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Frederick Nyle Parker

Parents Albert Earl and Lucy Botsford Parker

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Paul A Goforth

Paul A. Goforth, age 72, of New Haven, Gallatin, Illinois, passed away Monday, December 25,2006 at his home after an extended illness. Paul was born in New Haven, on March 8, 1934 to the late Clyde and Flossie (Melton) Goforth. He was married to the former Judith (Brown) who survives. Paul had retired from the Olin Corporation in Alton and was a member of the Machinist Union there. Paul loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and really loved grafting and raising Pecan Trees.

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Paul Willis Strange

Son of Thomas Edward and Alice

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Robert Erhart

Robert John Erhart was the type of person you met once and you couldn't help but immediately like him. Funny, silly, smart, crazy, polite, respectful...all these words are descriptions of Robbie, but none of them can sum up the amazing young man he was. Robbie was born in Buffalo, New York on March 14th, 1990, to Lea and Terry. Although his parents divorced when Rob was eight-years-old, he had plenty of love in his life from his family.

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