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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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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Bertha G. Kaiser

Bertha Garcia Kaiser passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. A native of Tampa, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rex Kaiser; parents, Manuel and Adalia Garcia; brothers, Rene Garcia and Manuel Garcia. She is survived by her brother, Robert F. Garcia, Sr. (Mary), and sisters, Zenaida Borrell and Adalia Davila; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and friends. Bertha retired from Sears, Roebuck & Company, as a credit manager. She greatly loved her family, friends, and animals, especially her cats. She enjoyed creating crafts of all kinds.

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Luis Sergio Vielma

Luis was born in Altamonte Springs, Florida on October 15, 1993. He lived with his family in Winter Springs until he was about 13. He attended Winter Springs schools through the 8th grade. When it was time to start high school, Luis and his family moved to Sanford, Florida where he attended Seminole High School. Luis was an excellent student and graduated with honors in the class of 2011. After high school, he attended Seminole State College from 2012 to 2014 and graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree.

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Mae Ridenour

Mae Ridenour, 73, of Piqua went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 7:59 a.m. at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit, Troy. She was born on March 4, 1942, in Huntsville, Tenn., to the late Virgil and Versie (Burress) Cross. She married Tom Ridenour on June 10, 1977, in Piqua. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2003.

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Jacqueline R. Satterfield

Jacqueline R. Satterfield, 48, of Piqua, died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at her residence. She was born September 17, 1966 in Piqua to the late William E. and Patricia R. (Cruse) Drees.

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