MARGERET M. YBERG, 86, Zellwood, died Tuesday, December 22. Mrs. Yberg was a U.S. postal worker. Born in Westport, Connecticut, she moved to Central Florida in 2005. She was Catholic. Survivors: son, Bruce, Apopka; daughter, Barbara Hall, Citrus Springs; brother, Edward Muraskin, Connecticut; sisters, Francis Perkowski, Helen Muraskin, both of Connecticut; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.
… DAVID J. BLUM SR., Fruitland Park, 71, died Saturday, December 19. Mr. Blum was an Air Force major and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of Apopka Memorial High School. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin. He was a member of Amateur Radio/MARS, AARP, and NRA. Survivors: wife, Linda; sons, David Jr., Atlanta, Ga., Daniel, Leesburg; sister, Barbara Goggin, Orlando; three grandchildren. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg.
MARY ELLA THOMAS, 64, Apopka, died Saturday, December 26. Mrs. omas was a homemaker. Born in Hamilton, Ohio, she moved to Central Florida in 1989. Survivors: husband, Jim; sons Randy, Apopka; Daniel, Orlando; daughters, Kimberly Johns, Patricia Worrell, both of Apopka, Karen omas, Palm Coast; sisters, Lois Roark, Cincinnati, Ohio, Netha Smith,Melva Shepard,Martha Brock,all of Hamilton; brothers, Gene Baker, Hamilton, Junior Baker, Indiana; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Loomis Family Funeral
Apopka, died ursday, December 24. Mr. Shoemate was retired from Conoco Oil.Born in LaHarpe,Illinois,he moved to Apopka in 2000. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors: wife, Anna Marie; sons, omas, Humble, Tex., Steven, California; daughter, Mary Beth Principe, Blacklick, Ohio; sister, Jean Waskowiack, New Port Richey; eight grandchildren; three great- grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.
… CHRIS A. SWANSON, 36, Tavares, died Tuesday, December 22. Mr. Swanson owned a landscaping business. Born in Waukegan, Illinois, he moved to Central Florida as a young child. He was a member of Calvary Chapel of the Lakes in Eustis. Survivors: wife, Melissa, Sorrento; father, Lawrence, Apopka; mother, Patricia, Tavares; son, Aaron C., Winter Garden; daughter, Cadence M., Sorrento;
brothers, Kevin, Hiawassee, Ga., Raymond, Louisiana; sister, Bambi Romines, Washington. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.
… JAMES D. SMITH, 30, Middletown, Ohio, died Tuesday, December 22. Mr. Smith was a steel worker. He was born in Orlando. Survivors: parents, Ron and Shelia Walker, Apopka; sister, Notashia Shotswell, Oklahoma City, Okla.; brothers, Danny Ray Smith Jr., Crestview, Zachariah Walker, Caleb Walker, both of Apopka; grandmothers, Ruth Walker, Brautley, Ala., Dollie Snipes, Crestview. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.
… JOHN GERARD GRATTAN, 65, Apopka, died Wednesday, December 23. Born in Troy, New York, he moved to Central Florida in 1967. He was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors: wife, Brenda; children; Jessica, Troy, Kasey, Colin, Kalynn; brothers, Billy, Dennis; four grandchildren. Ocoee Family Funeral and Cremation Chapel.
CHARLES “CHUCK” EDWARD RHODES, 66, Apopka, died Monday, December 28. Mr. Rhodes owned a welding business. He moved to Central Florida from Illinois in 1973. He was an Army veteran. Survivors: daughters, Linda Lisk, Acworth, Ga., Susan Knox, Port Crane, N.Y.; sister, Toni Hathcock, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.
… GRACE H. BROCKSOPP, 83, Orlando, died ursday, December 24. Mrs. Brocksopp was a school teacher. She was a member of Calvary Church of the Nazarene. Survivors: daughters, Karen Canzoneri, Linda Bryant, Annette Emery, all of Apopka; sisters, Naomi Balukjian, Potsdam, N.Y., Martha Hager, Glendale, Calif., Verna Prosser, Orlando; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home and Cremation
Apopka, died Saturday, January 2. Mr. Macchiarella was a tailor. He was born in Ficarazzi Di Palermo, Sicily. He was a veteran of the Italian Army. Survivors: wife, Carol Ann; sons, Dan, Port Orange, Larry; daughter, Kim Allen, Apopka; four grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Apopka.
… BRADLEY RAY SUMMERSILL, 18, Apopka, died Friday, January 1. Mr. Summersill
was a student at West Orange High. He was born in Orlando. Survivors: parents Tina and Brian, Apopka; grandparents, Wally and Linda, O’Brian, Fla., Bobby Williams, Apopka and Janice Berry, Crescent City; sister, Deanna, Ocoee; stepbrother, C.J. Petty, Apopka; stepsister, Shayna Bryant, Apopka. Loomis Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Apopka.
… LEONOR P. LABRADOR, 87, died Sunday, January 3. Mr. Labrador was laborer on Hawaii’s sugar plantations. Born in Koloa, Hawaii, he moved to Central Florida in 1992. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Apopka. Survivors: wife, Lillian; son, Loren, Olympia, Wash.; daughter, Lillian Boyd, Altamonte Springs; brother, Perfecto, Hawaii; sisters, Rose Wagner, Hawaii, Ida Mendoza, Texas, Florence Artiago, Calif.; six grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral
Home and Cremation Service, Apopka.
Kissimmee (formerly of Apopka), died Monday, January 4. Mrs. Walker was a cafeteria dietician. Born in Huntsville, Alabama, she moved to Apopka in 1954, then to Kissimmee in 2001. She was a member of the Florida Hospital Seventh-day Adventist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors: daughter, Bernadine Norcross, Lenoir, N.C.; son, Stanley, Kissimmee; sister, Willowdean Crow, Alabama; brother, Edward Ray Givens, Alabama; ve grandchildren. Loomis Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Apopka.
… CLARA A. DUARTE, 57, Apopka, died Tuesday, January 5. Mrs. Duarte was a civil engineer. She was born in the Dominican Republic. She was a member of the Crossing of the Jordan Church, Apopka. Survivors: husband, Miguel; sisters, Lourdes White, Houston, Tex., Maritza Sosa, Dominican Republic. Loomis Family Funeral Home and
Cremation Service, Apopka.
Orlando, died Monday, January 4. Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker. She was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. She was Baptist. Survivors:
Karen Winkler, Apopka; son, Arthur M. Jr., Orlando; sister, Mabel omas, Orlando; two grandchildren. Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel, Kissimmee.
… REV. HAROLD H. SCHMIDT, 99, died Saturday, January 2. Rev. Schmidt was former president of Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Florida and president of the Southern Union