Joseph Franklin Suarez

SUAREZ, JOSEPH FRANKLIN, SFC US Army, Ret.), age 90, of Orlando, passed away Dec. 28, 2012. He was born in Dundee, FL on Aug. 5, 1922 to Raymond Suarez and Mary (Romonda) Suarez. Mr. Suarez served his country during WWII in the US Coast Guard and the US Army. He was and active member of St. Isaac Jogue's Catholic Church and a member of the VFW Post #4287 honor guard. He is survived by his wife, Anna
Suarez; sons, Joseph R. Suarez, Mark Suarez and Jon Suarez; daughter, Dawn Bethune; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5-9 PM, Wednesday, Jan. 2 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 895 S. Goldenrod Road, Orlando. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3 at St. Isaac Jogue's Catholic Church, 4301 S. Chickasaw Trail, Orlando. Interment with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Isaac Jogue's Catholic Church or the Wounded Warrior Project, To leave a special message for the family online, please visit

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Jan. 1, 2013