Arthur Glen Rutten
Arthur Glen Rutten, 73 of Middleburg, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021.
Mr. Rutten was born September 17, 1947 in Jacksonville to parents Eldon and Pansy (Thomas) Rutten. Arthur was a longtime marine electrician and worked at Blount Island for 40 years.
In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, boating, and duck hunting. He also enjoyed live music and attending concerts. Arthur loved his family and will be dearly missed. His parents preceded him in death.
Survivors are his wife of 35 years, Kathy (Kitchen) Rutten of Middleburg, children, Michelle Reed (John) of Middleburg, Jennifer Meehan (Shane) of Orange Park, Sheena Jacobs (Jimmy) of Grove Town, Georgia, Ashley Glen (Kristen) of Middleburg, Steven Williams and Shane Williams both of Black Mountain, North Carolina. Also surviving him are his brothers, Mike Rutten of Green Cove Springs and Chuck Rutten (Donna) of Palatka, nine grandchildren and his niece and great nephew, and a host of friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in his name to the American Heart Association www.heart.org. Arrangements under the care of Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1811 Idlewild Avenue, SR 16, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 904-284-9696. www.helmgallagherfh.com
Donald Keith Kingsnorth
Donald Keith Kingsnorth, 85, of Orange Park, FL passed away May 1, 2021
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Alfred Louis Dorlac, Jr.
Alfred Louis Dorlac Jr. was delivered to the Lord on May 1, 2021, at the age of 68. He is remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather, whose love will remain until the end of time.
Alfred was born on July 3, 1952 in Houston, Texas to Alfred Louis Dorlac Sr and Nora Lorene Baldwin, he later moved to Clay County, Florida.
His career began by honoring his country as a corpsman in the United States Navy. After being discharged, he began working in construction and eventually became superintendent over many commercial projects. Alfred attended college for several years at St. Johns River Community College, graduated from the Bob Ross School of Art and became a certified art instructor, and had several technical trade certifications.
Alfred loved his wife, children, and grandchildren more than anything in the world. He was a hero to his children and a home to his family. He found endless happiness painting beautiful scenarios and created magnificent stories with each stroke of his paintbrush. His lifelong hobby was his love for fishing and he shared this love with his brother, nephew, and son, and many others.
Alfred was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Louis Dorlac Sr, his mother, Nora Lorene Baldwin, brothers Marvin and Lani Dorlac, and sister Mary Jane Elledge. He is survived by his wife, Faith Dorlac, daughters Cherie Dorlac (Brian) and Bonnie Miller (Curt) his son, Justin Miller (Laura) five grandchildren, Lily, Logan, Luke, Chase, and Sarah Nora Hope, sisters Margie Foye and Mickie Ray, his Uncle Charles Dorlac and Aunt Helen Riddle, and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends who he met along the way.
The celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 8, at the Helm - Gallagher Funeral Home in Green Cove Springs. The viewing will begin at 10:00am and the services are scheduled directly after at 11:00am. Flowers are welcomed and can be sent to 1811 Idlewild Avenue Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.
Arrangements under the care of Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home, 1811 Idlewild Avenue, SR 16, Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043. 904-284-9696. www.helmgallagherfh.com