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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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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Florence Catherine McDermott Gilmartin

Obituary published in The Sanford Herald, November 12, 2014, p. 5.

Florence Catherine Gilmartin entered this world in 1926 and four years later was orphaned, along with her 2-year old brother Eddie when their mother, Jessie, died tragically at the tender age of 23. She and “Brother,” as Flo called him, were raised by aunts and uncles in the poor, working-class Irish neighborhood of Laurel Hill, near Maspeth in Queens, New York.

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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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Paul Winston Oetting

PAUL WINSTON OETTING, 34, Enka Avenue, Orlando, died Monday, Oct. 14. Mr. Oetting was an entertainment technician for Walt Disney World. Born in Fort Eustis, Va., he moved to Central Florida in 1990. He was Protestant and a member of IATSE No. 631 and the King's Players. Survivors: wife, Marcea; son, Bret S., Orlando; parents Mr. and Mrs. Robert, Miramar; brother, Karl D., Griffin, Ga.; sister, Dawn, Miramar. Dobbs Funeral Home, West Orlando Chapel.

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