Donzell Reid Effron
EFFRON, DONZELL REID, (89), July 11, 1922-July 29, 2011, was born in Princeton, WV and a resident of Orlando since 1945, passed peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the youngest of four children born to the late Martin Clark Reid and
Florence Reid. She was married for over 30 years to the late Bernard David Effron, Sr. and preceded by her brother, Jack Reid and Nell Callahan. She is survived and will be forever remembered by her sister, Vell Shrewsberry; and devoted children, Bernard David Effron, Jr. (wife Karen), Marty Effron, Randy Effron, and Donna Krutsinger
(husband Mike); 11 treasured grandchildren, Kristina, Joshua,
Michelle, Brian, Jason, Darin,
Chanelle, Summer, Vail, Tanner, and Conner; as well as treasured great-grandchildren Lauryn, Lexy, Ally, David, Allura, and Backstrom (Bax); in addition to numerous nephews, nieces, in-laws, and friends. Donzell first came to Orlando from Cincinnati, OH in 1945 when her husband Bernard was stationed in Orlando with the Army Air Force Intelligence. They loved Orlando and after WWII she made it her home for over 65 years.
Donzell touched so many lives with her kindness and loving ways. All who were blessed to know her were drawn to her gentle nature and ability to make everyone around her feel special while in her presence. She possessed a unique grace and style that was revered and was an influence to those that knew her. Donzell was a petite and elegant Lady that radiated a very special inner strength, independence, and strong will that was an inspiration to all. She will be missed beyond words. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service on August 1, with viewing from 11 AM and services at 1 PM. Services will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home, 895 S. Goldenrod Road, Orlando 32822
(407) 277-4227. Interment will be immediately after services at Glen Haven Cemetery in Winter Park. The family requests in lieu of flowers, that a donation to Hospice of the Comforter 595 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714, (407) 682-0808, in support of their professional and caring service. To leave a special message for the family on line please visit
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Published by Orlando Sentinel on Jul. 31, 2011.
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Gig, Marty, Randy and Donna, I'm sorry I was unable to make the service for Aunt Don. I loved your Mom as I love your entire family. She was a real gentle lady and we will all miss her very much. I know how hard this has been for all of your family and especially Aunt Vell. She is very distraught. I hope to get up to see you this fall when I get back to Florida. Please accept my deepest sympathy in this time of loss. Love, Cousin Bill
Bill Evans
August 8, 2011
Donna, Randy, Gig and Marty -- we only learned of your mother's passing yesterday. We are deeply saddened. Your mother was a very kind and gentle lady who seemed to have no limit of patience and understanding. Please know that our prayers are with you. May God grant you peace in the knowledge that she is now , and forever, with Him. Sincerely, Wayne and Cheryl Evans
Wayne Evans
August 8, 2011
Randy and family, I pray God will grant you special comfort and peace as you mourn the passing of your mother. She lived a long life and must have been quite a blessing in your lives. Grace & peace, Bo Pittman
Bo Pittman
August 1, 2011