Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hendry-Glades Obituaries

Charlotte Riser Pflum, age 82, of Melbourne, Florida, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at the home of her youngest daughter, Andrea Pflum, in Clewiston. Charlotte was born August 4, 1929 in Dixon, Illinois. She married William F. Pflum on April 10, 1948 in Shelbyville, Indiana. He preceded her in death in 1982.

She moved to Clewiston in February of 1974. Charlotte worked as a dispatcher for the Clewiston Police Department for many years and then at City Hall in the Utilities Department until her retirement in 1992. After her retirement, she was active as a Pink Lady Volunteer at Hendry General Hospital.

She moved to Melbourne in 1999 and attended CrossRoads Community Church, where she was active in Women of CrossRoads and Crafters. She also enjoyed her membership in the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by three daughters: Paula Balestra (Ray) of Indian Harbour Beach, Anita Bischel (Harold-deceased) of LaBelle, and Andrea D. Pflum of Clewiston; two sons: William Keith Pflum (Cynthia) and Eric S. Pflum (Mary), both of Clewiston; three grandsons: William J. Bischel (Nancy), Jason S. Bischel, and Christopher N. Balestra, and one great grandson, Jacob W. Bischel; four sisters: Ruth Newcomb, Jean Swails, Jacqueline Bruner, Carol Osborne; and two brothers: Vern Riser and Donald Riser.

Her memorial service was held on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Clewiston Church of God, with Pastor Kurt Owen and Rev. Cliff Gobble officiating.

Jose Ramon Leyva, age 75, of Clewiston passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at home in Clewiston. Jose was born April 2, 1936 in Cuba. He is the son of the late Jose and the late Petra Roche (Miliam) Leyva.

He is survived by his wife: Dorothy (Flowers) Leyva; one daughter: Julia Leyva; one son: Michael (Jacqueline) Leyva; two sisters: Alexia Alfonso and Maria Lois Luke; he also has one grandson: Joseph Leyva.

The graveside service was held 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17 at Our Lady Queen Of Peace, 10941 Southern Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL with Chaplain Don Goodwin officiating. The funeral service was held 7:00 pm on Friday, September 16, 2011 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 438 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, FL.

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