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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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; Canova 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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Kendrick "Ken" Bascom Melrose

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Kendrick "Ken" Bascom Melrose departed this earth on May 3, 2020. He was born on July 31, 1940 in Orlando, Florida to Henry Bascom Melrose and Dorothy Lumley Melrose. He was seven years junior to his brother Robert who died with his new wife in a tragic accident when Ken was in college.

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Elinor (Powell) Williams

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Elinor Powell Williams was born on December 1, 1944 in Oakland, California to Thomas and Delilar Powell. She attended Chicago Public School, Chicago Teachers College and Atlanta University where she graduated with a Masters Degree in Library Science.

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Andrew John Griffith

On May 9th, 2020, after a brief illness, Andrew John Griffith, age 33, recently of Altamonte Springs, died of natural causes at the Advent Health Center. Andrew, or Drew as he was known by many of his friends and business associates, was born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 29th, 1986. He attended elementary and early secondary school in Franklin Park, PA, in the North Allegheny School District.

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Snejana (Sneja) Ianeva

IN MEMORIAM
SNEJANA (SNEJA) IANEVA
March 8, 1952 – December 26, 2019

It is hard to believe that the extraordinary, brave personality and the warm heart of such a remarkable woman is not with us anymore. Her life, full of personal and professional achievements was cut short during the Christmas Holidays after a few days stay at a Bulgarian hospital. Family and friends are still trying to find out the reasons for this sudden and profound loss.

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Michael Royce Litteral

Mr. Michael Royce Littler, 27, 5039 Palmetto Road, Kissimmee, died Thursday. A native of Xenia, Ohio, he moved to Kissimmee eight months ago from Springfield, Ohio. He was a steelworker for Southland Construction Co., Orlando. a Vietnam War veteran and a Prostestant. Survivors: wife, Gina Chris Markel; son, Bobby, Dayton, Ohio; stepdaughter, Heather Renee Markel, Springfield; father, Roy, Springfield; mother, Evelyn; sister, Mrs.

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