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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.


William "Bill" White

Bill White was the "Baron of Bourbon Street" at Church Street Station - Rosie O'Grady's Good Time Emporium for over 10 years. His tribute to Satchmo and his rendition of "Wonderful World" were favorites of visitors to Rosie's. Bill can be seen in a marketing video now posted on You can see and hear Bill at about 1:35 into the video


Kent Anthony Abreo

Kent Abreo was part of Rosie O'Gradys Goodtime Jazz Band at Church Street Station in Orlando, Florida during its heyday. No obituary has been found, just basic information on his date of birth: April 2, 1941 and his date of death: April 28, 2010.

Former band member Dave Gannett on his website had this remarkable bit of trivia about Kent: Kent Abreo felt that regular reeds were too flimsy. He played on reed BLANKS to the utter consternation and amazement of the other reed players!


George W. Palmer

Rosie O'Grady's Good Time Jazz Band member, George W. Palmer, Jr., of Orlando, passed away on July 13, 2014.

George was a beloved Husband, Father, Brother, and friend to the hundreds of musicians he worked and played with throughout his life. He was born on November 2, 1934, in Glens Falls, NY, to George and Doris Palmer of Lake Luzerne, NY.


Donald Keith Lord

Rosie O'Grady's Good Time Jazz Band's own Donald Keith Lord passed away on September 1, 2009. Don was born August 20, 1931, in a farmhouse in Gilead, Maine. In his early years, he received 13 pins for perfect attendance in Sunday school – one for each year. He started playing the trumpet at age 7 and at the age of 12 he began playing for dances with his mother and father in Lord’s Orchestra. He continued to play with Lord’s Orchestra until college in 1949.


Boyd Armond Bergeson

Boyd Armond Bergeson of Nixa, Missouri passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2009. Formerly of Orlando, Florida, Boyd had been a resident of Nixa since 1993. He was a professional jazz musician performing at Disney World and the Church Street Station in Orlando and he was a Navy veteran. Boyd was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd, Sr. and Evelyn Lilliman Bergeson and one sister Katherine DeVrieze.


Anthony Iacovitti and Family

On November 28, 1952, Anthony Iacovitti, his wife Dorothy Barber and three of their children: Anthony Jr, age six, Barbara Marie age three, and John Allen age three months died in a plane crash of an air froces Globemaster transport near Tocoma, Washington with 32 other servicemen and their families. The plane was enroute to a base in Massachusetts, following two years active duty in Alaska. Their eight year old son Joseph survived but was in fair condition after the crash, being treated in a hospital near the scene of the crash.


Mary Hamamie Gannam Saraf Beecher

My grandmother, Mary Gannam Saraf Beecher died Sept. 28 at Hospice Savannah. She was 90 years old. Grandma was born in Manchester, New Hampshire to Annie Abraham and Karem George Gannam. She had been a resident of Savannah for 81 years. Grandma was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church, a homemaker, and ran her own grocery store in her younger years. She was the widow of George Abdulkerim Saraf and Harold Pason Beecher.


Henry Shelton Sanford

U.S. Diplomat. Founder of Sanford, Florida. Founder of Central Florida citrus industry. Henry Shelton Sanford was born in Woodbury, Connecticut. His parents were Nancy Bateman Shelton and Nehemiah Curtis Sanford. His childhood years were spent in Birmingham, Connecticut where his father and uncle owned the Shelton Tack Company. After traveling extensively for his health, Sanford pursued a career in the diplomatic service. In 1847, he served as Secretary of the American Legation in St. Petersburg. In 1848, he was Acting Secretary of the American Legation in Frankfort.


Roslyn Holloway Johansson

Roslyn Holloway Johansson, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2003. Born in Brooks County, Georgia, Roslyn lived most of her life in Orlando, Florida. She was a member of Cathedral Church of St. Luke, an active Garden Club participant, and served over 42 years in the ORMC Auxiliary.


Dorothy Marie Johansson Rhoades

Dorothy Rhoades of Lebanon, PA., formerly of Ludlow Falls passed away on ,January 19, 2011 at Cedar Haven Nursing Home, Lebonon,PA.
Graveside services were conducted March 14, 2011 at Riverside Cemetery,West Milton.


Jet Wintter Seghers