***Obituaries Listed Alphabetically by Published Date***

December 12, 2019

Joseph Marvin Anderson, Sr.

Joseph Marvin Anderson, Sr., passed away December 9, 2019, at Promedica Ebeid Hospice. He was born to Edrena and Rufus Anderson, in Toledo, OH.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Rufus Jr. and Eugene Anderson.

He attended Scott High School. Joseph served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from the Ford Motor Stamping Plant after 38 years. He was a faithful supporter of St. Paul AME Zion Church.

He is survived by daughter, Joyce (Gary) Granger; son, Joseph (Kimberly) Anderson; grandchildren, Sheri and Reginald Colbert and Latricia (Timothy) Brewer; brothers, Everett (Delores) and Prentiss Anderson; sisters, Jacqueline Simmons, Marena Giles and Yvonne Dixon.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2019, followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m., The House of Day Funeral Service, 2550 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, OH. Bishop M.C. McGhee, Eulogist.

www.houseofday.com

Mary E. Bauer

Mary E. Bauer, age 87, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Spring Meadows Extended Care in Holland, Ohio. She was born on May 23, 1932 in Shelbyville, Tennessee to the late Cecil A. and Annie Blanche (Cunningham) Smith.

Mary enjoy sewing and quilting. She was known to be a good cook. Mary liked camping from Michigan to Florida. Her and Ted were snowbirds for many years, and she loved babysitting her grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 65 years, Theodore "Ted" Bauer; daughters, Judith (Joseph, Sr.) Disher and Jane (The Late Ken) Laponis; grandchildren, Jodie (Greg) Smith, Joseph Disher II, and April (Nathan) Woltjer; great-grandchildren, Cody and Ben Smith, Blake and Ryan Disher, Scotty and Sadie Woltjer. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Terrance Lee Bauer; son-in-law, Ken Laponis; siblings, Sadie, Jewel, Christine, Annie, Henry, Howard, Harold, Hubert, and Hoyte.

The family will receive guests on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with Mary's Funeral Service starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019 in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

In Mary's memory, Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or ProMedica Goerlich Center.

To leave a special message for Mary's family please visit our website.

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Kathleen F. "Kathy" Brown

Kathleen F. Brown, age 75, of Toledo, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 8, 2019 with loving family by her side. She was born on December 10, 1943 to Thomas and Virginia (Marciniak) Piasecki in Toledo. Kathy was a graduate of Springfield High School. She worked as a bus driver for over 15 years with Toledo Public Schools before retiring.

The family will receive guests on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 2 – 6:00 p.m. at Newcomer – West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Rd., Toledo, OH, 43617 (419-392-9500) with Memorial Services beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

To leave a special message for Kathy's family, please visit

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Mark Bruner

Bruner, Mark, age 62 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away December 9, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Robert "Bobby" Dunston

Robert "Bobby" Dunston, 70 passed away on December 6, 2019. Wake sevices will be held on Sunday December 15th at The House of Day Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday December 16th, from 10-12 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1501 S. Cove Blvd.

Patrick M. Finnegan

Patrick "Pat" M. Finnegan, age 69 of Rossford, Ohio passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg surrounded by his family. He was born on July 13, 1950 in Toledo to Arthur and Clara (Rupp) Finnegan. Pat was a graduate of the University of Toledo with a BA in music. He was a very talented musician and it was very apparent to anyone who heard him play. He was an organist and choir director of the former Reformation Lutheran Church now known as Faith United Lutheran Church for the past 30 plus years, led a select bell choir tour in London in 1990, directed numerous cantata's and handbell concerts, has played for several city wide Reformation Festivals, taught music at All Saints Catholic School, had 8 choirs during his prime years, directed the Christian Festival Choir and Orchestra for 5 seasons, was a former organist and choir director at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Downtown Toledo and done numerous recitals at Faith United. Pat also enjoyed trips to Mackinaw, MI. Most of all Pat enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his daughters and grandchildren. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.

Patrick was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Gerald Finnegan.

Surviving are his daughters, Megan (Keith) Rogalski, Tatyana Finnegan; grandchildren, Mackenzie and Gavin Rogalski; sisters, Ethel Sulier, Shirley (Charles) Skeldon; brother, Louis Finnegan. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith United Lutheran Church, 4543 Douglas Rd., Toledo, OH 43613. Memorial contributions in Pat's memory may be directed to the church. Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. To leave online expressions of sympathy for the family please visit

www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Frederick J. Folger

Frederick J. Folger III, 80 passed away December 6, 2019. Fred was a long-time resident and Historian of Toledo. A graduate of the University of Toledo in 1961 where he later taught, he became an accomplished history teacher in the Washington Township school system for which he was nominated as teacher of the year twice for the state. He, also, was a lecturer and scholar within the historical societies in Toledo and conducted walking tours pointing out Toledo pioneers and places.

He traveled and photographed extensively providing an expanded historical learning experience for his students including reenactments of historical events. Fred was the son of Frederick Folger, Jr and Marion (Pelton) Folger, both deceased. He is survived by many relatives and friends. Donations can be made to metroparkstoledofoundation.org or UTFoundation.org for the History Progress Fund.

Carolyn Patricia Franklin

Carolyn Patricia Franklin, 84, of Frederick, passed away at the Kline Hospice House on Sunday, December 8, 2019 after a long journey with Alzheimer's. Born on January 30, 1935 in Harrisburg, PA she spent her childhood years in Toledo, Ohio before moving to Rockville, Maryland in 1963. In 2001, Carolyn moved to Frederick to enjoy her retirement years.

Carolyn began her college education at Toledo University where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.

Carolyn is survived by her children Dan Franklin (Medha), Mitch Franklin (Marie), Russ Franklin (Jenny) and Sandy Foster (Pat); nine grandchildren, Andy (Sam), Kate, Chris, Grant, Becca, Jonathan (Julie), Ryan (Aynslie), Bradley and Samantha along with several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased in death by her parents Waldo and Ruth Newman, brother Ken Newman and sisters Janet Lowe and Shirley McConville.

A celebration of Carolyn's life will be held on December 14 th from 1:00-2:00 followed by a memorial service from 2:00-3:00 at the Keeney & Basford Funeral Home in Frederick. www.KeeneyBasford.com

Carol A. Herbert

Herbert, Carol A., age 80 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away December 08, 2019. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH. As published in The Blade

Kenneth Kosinski

Kenneth Kosinski, 72, of Punta Gorda, Florida, formerly of Toledo, Ohio passed away peacefully Thursday, December 5, 2019.

Ken was born on September 14, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Stanley J. and Gertrude T. Kosinski. Ken graduated from Woodward High School and then earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting at the University of Toledo. He worked as an accountant and was the owner of Mayfair Accounting and Tax Services, Inc. for 30 years. He married Julie (Jones) Kosinski in 1968 and had 2 children before divorcing 39 years later. He moved to Punta Gorda in 1991 from Toledo.

Ken took great pleasure competing in the sports of bowling and fishing. He was a lifelong musician. In his early years he formed the band "Ken Kosinski and His Starlighters" who went on to write and record two songs titled "Starlighters Polka and Polka 67".

He was a super fan of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions and took great pleasure sharing his enthusiasm with his family. Ken was a dedicated father when raising his two children and he was a loving and attentive grandfather to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ken is survived by his loving family, a son, Jeffrey Scott Kosinski (Shelley Badman) of Frazeysburg, Ohio; daughter, Lynnette D. (Chris) Weirich of Cape Coral, FL; 4 grandchildren, James White (Linsey Ruetz), Mistie (Ryan) Gerard, Christopher (Ashley) Weirich, and Amanda Weirich; 5 great grandchildren and his friend and companion of 14 years, Terri Edler of Port Charlotte, FL. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, April Abbott.

Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM with a Catholic Wake Service at 3:00 PM Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Roberson Funeral Home, 215 Mary St. Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Monday, December 16, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 211 W. Charlotte Ave. Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Interment will follow at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens, Punta Gorda, FL. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Punta Gorda Chapel.

Erica Krempa

Krempa, Erica, age 31 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away December 10, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Michael J. Kreuz

Kreuz, Michael J., age 59 years, of Delta, OH, passed away December 10,2019. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH. As published in The Blade

Peter Amos Lenstrohm Sr.

Peter Amos Lenstrohm Sr, 88, of Scottsdale, Arizona and Walbridge, Ohio passed away peacefully on December 11, 2019, at Parkcliffe Memory Care Community in Northwood. He was born in Easton, PA on April 20, 1931, to Peter & Cecilia Lenstrohm. He married Juanita Parton in 1984, in Las Vegas. Pete was a graduate of Phillipsburg High School in New Jersey. He served in the United States Air Force for 21 years and traveled all over the world. After retiring from the Air Force, Pete and his family settled in Scottsdale, Arizona. He then worked for the City of Tempe, Arizona for 25 years as a Hazardous Waste Inspector. He attended St. Daniels Catholic Church in Scottsdale and St. Jeromes Catholic Church in Walbridge. Pete was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Elks. In his spare time he loved to fish. He enjoyed meeting & talking with people, garage sales, camping, eating out at Briskets Diner in Ohio, Jim's Café in Arizona, the VFW and American Legion, The Moose Lodge, dancing at the Elks, Mon Ami and Waldo Peppers. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Pete never met a stranger and he could strike up a conversation with anyone. Pete and Juanita enjoyed traveling back and forth from Arizona to Ohio for many, many years.

Surviving are his wife Juanita, children, Diane (Joe) Volk, Peter Jr (Rhea), John (Lisa), Rita (Matt) Lynch, step-children, Cindy (Roger) Cedoz, Kent Parton, Tamara (Roger) Anton and Jennifer (Steve) Bachtel. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Rita Beeso Kilpatrick and brother, Chet Mann.

Visitation will be 5p.m.-7p.m. on Thursday December 12, 2019, at Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S Wynn Road, Oregon, Ohio. A funeral mass with be held at 9a.m. on Friday December 13, 2019, at St Ignatius Catholic Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd., Oregon, Ohio, with visitation from 8:30-9:00 prior to the funeral mass. Interment will take place at Lake Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St Vincent de Paul Society or Cherry Street Mission.

Pete's family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the Parkcliffe Community and to Elara Caring Hospice for their care and compassion given to Pete and his family during this difficult time.

www.freckchapel.com

Judy Ann McCormick

McCormick, Judy Ann, age 75 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away December 9, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Roseann C. (Marvin) Meiring

Roseann C. Meiring, age 83, long time resident of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal life Saturday evening, December 7, 2019, while at her daughter's home in Little Elm, Texas. She was born July 24, 1936 in Metamora, Ohio to Francis and Valeria (Geiger) Marvin. Roseann was a 1954 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Assumption. Shortly after graduating, she married Frederick Leo Meiring, Sr. They were married 50 years until his passing on June 15, 2005.

Two common threads were woven together throughout Roseann's life: faith and family. Roseann worked as a nurse's aide while training to become a nurse. After she and Fred had the first of their 10 children, she made the decision to stay home to begin raising a family. Life for the family was difficult, but through their faith and hard work, they persevered. Eventually, Roseann returned to work at the Pilliod Cabinet Company in Swanton, from where she retired. A devout Catholic, Roseann was a member of St. Richard Catholic Parish in Swanton. She lived openly through her faith, never passing judgment on others, and looking for ways to give back to the community. In retirement, she was a volunteer with Hands of Grace and at various church activities for a number of years. She loved music as well as singing, and she was a member of the choir at St. Mary's Assumption and St. Richard Catholic Church. She also enjoyed traveling, visiting as many states as she could.

Family was the most important aspect of her life. She was exceptionally proud of her children and grandchildren, and enjoyed watching them grow, celebrating their successes alongside them and counseling them through difficult periods in their lives. Beyond spending time with her children and grandchildren, Roseann treasured seeing her sisters and brothers at their biweekly breakfasts. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Valerie Smallman of Toledo, OH; Rosalee (Mike) Parker of Okemos, MI and Edith "Edie" (Kim) Meiring of Little Elm, TX; sons, Frederick, Jr. "Rick" (Karen) Meiring of Metamora, OH, William (Ruth) Meiring of Spring Hill, KS, David (Leeann) Meiring of Metamora, OH, Dan Meiring of Swanton, OH, Jerry Meiring of Wauseon, OH and Edward (Roselle) Meiring of Revo, NV; daughter-in-law Velma Meiring of Toledo, OH; 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; as well as her siblings, Mary Ann, Carol, Irene, Geraldine, Joanie, Nelson, Kenneth and Bernard.

Besides her beloved husband Fred, Roseann was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Joseph Meiring; her son-in-law, Mike Smallman; daughter-in-law, Sandy Meiring; infant sister, Betty Jean and brothers, Robert and Francis.

Family and friends may visit Friday, December 13th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.Visitation will continue Saturday, December 14th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr. in Swanton, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Eric Culler presiding. Interment will follow at St. Richard's Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Richard Catholic Church.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.weigelfuneralhomes.com

Josephine "Jo" Pisano

Josephine "Jo" Pisano, 89, of Toledo, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. She was born in Toledo on April 2, 1930 to Girolamo "James" and Vincenza "Mary" (Maiorana) Peraino. She married Antonio "Tony" Pisano in Salerno, Italy on Oct. 5, 1947.

Jo spent most of her life as a homemaker, while assisting with her husband's business, before returning to work full-time at Lucas County Schools for 12 years after her two children were grown.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Michelle Pisano Kowalski, her sister, Frances Halpin and brother, Michael Peraino. Jo is survived by her son, Tony (Cindy) Jr and six grandchildren; Anthony Pisano III, Michael (Stephanie) Pisano, Jennifer Pisano, Monica Kowalski, Lisa Kowalski, and Joanna Kowalski; great-grandson, Theo Pisano; and son-in-law, Richard Kowalski.

Visitation will be from 3 – 8 p.m. on Friday, December 13 at Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 N. Reynolds Rd. Funeral Mass will be at Little Flower Church on Saturday, December 14, at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to New Creation Community Church.

www.wisniewskifuneral.net

Hazel Bernice Rawlins

Rawlins, Hazel Bernice, age 60 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away December 9, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Benjamin C. Riester

Benjamin C. Riester, age 30, of Swanton went home to heaven on Monday December 9, 2019 as a result of a tragic motor vehicle accident. He was greeted in heaven by his grandparents, Chester and Jane Kolodziejczyk, John and Lucille Riester, and his baby sister. As well as his dogs, Bo and Cooper. Ben was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 3, 1989 to Karen S. (Kolodziejczyk) and Christopher L. Riester. He was a 2008 graduate of Toledo Central Catholic High School and a 2011 graduate of Hocking College with a degree in Wildlife Management. Ben loved hunting, fishing, trapping, pig farming, diesel trucks, the Lima Coon Dog Trials, beer drinking and country music. He was employed the last six years as a Shop Manager, Laser Screen Operator, and Hell Raiser for Hite Concrete Pumping, Neapolis, Ohio.

Surviving are his parents, his sister Kellie (Ryan) Lumbrezer, his brother Jacob (Taylor Truckor) Riester and nephews, Gage, Kade and Cole, whom he thought the world of. Numerous friends, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family also survive as well as his best canine friends, Blu, Thunder and Emma Jean.

The family will receive guests on Saturday December 14, 2019 from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Thomas. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home 2426 North Reynolds Rd. Toledo, OH. 43615 where memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the American Coon Hunters Association at P.O. Box 543 Dickson, TN 37056. Or a charity of the donors' choice.

www.wisniewskifuneral.net

Betty R. Schubert

Schubert, Betty R., age 93 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away December 10, 2019. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Irene R. Short

Short, Irene R., age 96 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away December 10, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Betty A. Suffel

Suffel, Betty A., age 88 years, of Montpelier, OH, passed away December 10, 2019. Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

Norman E. “Sonny” Tyson

Tyson, Jr., Norman E. “Sonny”, age 77 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away December 11, 2019. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

December 11, 2019

Suzanne Meek Beckert

Suzanne "Sue" Meek Beckert passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning at Parkcliffe Memory Care Community. Sue was preceded in death by her parents Helen (Hofsteter) and Harold Meek and her brother Richard (Dick) Meek of Metairie, LA.

Sue grew up in West Toledo and attended DeVilbiss High School and the University of Toledo. She worked at Gulf Oil and LaSalle's Department Store before marrying Larry Beckert, raising their children and moving around the country and South America. She later worked at Jacobson's department store and renovated several homes in Toledo's historic Old West End where she enjoyed a very active social life and was very involved with the Old West End home tours and art fair. Sue was an avid dog lover and loved playing bridge, gardening and entertaining. Sue was a member of the former St. Mark's Episcopal Church and was very active in the church's vestry and Episcopal church life. She later joined St. Andrew's and Trinity's congregations. Sue was a strong supporter of Toledo's thriving arts community.

Sue leaves behind her daughters Linda Mahoney and Julie Beckert and son Thomas (Valerie) Beckert of Henderson, KY. She also leaves behind her four beautiful granddaughters and great grandson as well as her best friend Douglas Johnson. Sue was much loved and will be greatly missed by her neighbors, friends and family. Thank you to the Parkcliffe care team for such loving and compassionate care during a difficult time as well as Heartland Care Partner's palliative care team and ProMedica Hospice. In leu of flowers, please consider a donation to Trinity Church, The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, the Libbey House Foundation or Lucas County Canine Care and Control.

Friends are invited to visit at 10:30 a.m. on Friday December 13, 2019 in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave. where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. To send her family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

Patricia Ann (Paraskevi) Bellner

Patricia Ann "Paraskevi" Bellner, age 66 of Maumee passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in the Northwest Ohio Hospice Inpatient Unit, Toledo. She was born June 19, 1953 in Toledo. She was a graduate of Start High School, a summa cum laude graduate of Lourdes College where she earned her Bachelor's degree and a graduate of Eastern Michigan University earning her Master's degree in social work with a therapeutic emphasis. With the help of the Area Office on Aging, Patti was instrumental in the growth and development of the Maumee Senior Program and the Maumee Senior Center at its present location. While at the Senior Center she pursued her degrees in gerontology and social work. She retired in 2011 to enjoy time with her family. She was known for her communication skills, compassion, quick wit and her love of Yorkies. It was very important to her to make any and all holidays special for her family. Patti loved the Lord and loved to share her faith and love of God with anybody who would listen.

Preceded in death by her father Nicholas Perris she is survived by her husband Steve; daughters Jennifer Farrell and Andrea (Deliverance) Farrell; son Christopher (DeeAnn) Farrell; grandchild Patrick Corlett, Jr.; great-grandchild Kylee Corlett; mother Penny (Sfakianos) Perris; brother Terry Perris; and sisters Sandra Perris-Thompson and Maria (Robert) Rosales.

Friends will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. where Trisagion Services will be held at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 740 Superior St. Toledo, Ohio where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Maumee. The family suggests memorials to Northwest Ohio Hospice 30000 River Rd. Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com

Marian Agnes Bomia

Bomia, Marian Agnes, age 86 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away December 9, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Pamilla "Pam" B. Croydon

Peacefully at Spencer House, Orillia, Ontario, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the age of 90. Pam Croydon of Orillia, loving mother of Scott Croydon (Dawn Croydon and family in Ohio), Robert Croydon (Jackie) and Julie Croydon (Rick Girard) Loved grandmother of Tim, Michael, Ryan and Brianna. Predeceased by her sister Audrey Cline. Special Aunt to Paula Cline, Leah Cline and Valerie Cline. A special thank you to the staff at Spencer House for the love and care Pam received during her stay. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater St. E., Orillia, Ontario, Canada, (705) 326-3595.

Online Messages of Condolence are welcome

at www.CarsonFuneralHomes.com

A Memorial Tree will be planted by the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes

Dennis Arden Dixon

Dixon, Dennis Arden, age 67 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away December 7, 2019. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Dontrail Fletcher

Fletcher, Dontrail, age 30 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away December 4, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Maryanne Beth George

George, Maryanne Beth, age 70 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away December 10, 2019. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

James E. Grieser

Grieser, James E., age 87 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away December 9, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Eileen M. Hasselbach

Hasselbach, Eileen M., age 89 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away December 9, 2019. Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Denzil Hassen

Hassen, Denzil, age 65 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 19, 2019. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary Ann Heiges

Heiges, Mary Ann, age 59 years, of Whitehouse, OH, passed away December 8, 2019. Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, Waterville, OH. As published in The Blade

Jeffrey Carl Jaegly

Jeffrey Carl Jaegly, 60, of Oregon, died December 8, 2019 in his home in Oregon. He was born October 30, 1959 in Oregon to Norman and Jane (Busson) Jaegly. Jeff was a mechanic. He loved fishing, watching NASCAR, his cats, and being outdoors.

Jeff is survived by his daughters, Jessica (Michael) Kersten, Kara (David III) Crozier, Kristie (Eric) Shepler; grand children, Greyson and Taylor Crozier, Mackenzie Kersten, and Connor Kersten is on the way; siblings, John (Susan) Jaegly, Michael (Linda) Jaegly, JeanAnn (Jerry) Studer, Thomas (Penny) Jaegly, Susan (Martin) Shaffer, and Scott (Beth) Jaegly; and lots of loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Jane Jaegly.

Family and friends may visit the Harbor-view Yacht Club 2180 Autokee St. in Oregon on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a celebration of life. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to either his daughters, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

www.freckchapel.com

Zenaida Jaso

Jaso, Zenaida, age 81 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away December 8, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary Lou Marsh

Mary Lou Marsh, age 90, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2019. She was born on November 12, 1929 in Bowling Green to Marshall and Margaret (Mariner) Sherer.

Mary Lou grew up in Bowling Green and greatly enjoyed her active life in the community. She graduated from Bowling Green High School and the Ohio University.

After college, Mary Lou worked for the Wood County Welfare Department serving as a case worker and at the former orphanage, and then over the years she enjoyed making a home for her five children and husband Dick.

She was a life-long BGSU Falcon fan, and together with Dick was an organizer and founding member of the Falcon Club. In their retirement years, Dick and Mary Lou enjoyed spending their summers at Lake Erie with their family, and winters in Naples, Florida. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Mary Lou is survived by her daughters Beth Bils, Julie Marsh, Melissa (Buzz) Weinert, Becky (Chris) Dill, and son, Michael (Terri) Marsh, all of Bowling Green., as well as 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Dick, after enjoying 62 years of marriage together, as well as her parents, and her brother James M. Sherer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday December 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 425 Thurstin Ave. Bowling Green, Ohio. Father Jason Kahle will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. The family will receive guests at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11:00 a.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation be made to the Bowling Green City Schools Foundation or the Wood County Hospital Foundation or the church.

To share an online condolence or fond memory with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Roseann C. (Marvin) Meiring

Meiring, Roseann C. (Marvin), age 83 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away December 7, 2019. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH. As published in The Blade

James R. "Jim" Nelson, Sr.

James R. "Jim" Nelson, Sr., age 82, Erie, Michigan, passed away, Saturday, December 7, 2019. He was born October 20, 1937 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Harry D. and Viola Nelson.

Jim had a zest for life. He enjoyed traveling, going on cruises with his friends, meeting new people, and boating. Jim was formally a member of the Moose, Elk, Lions, and Power Squadron. He raised horses, was an avid rider, and was known by some as "Cowboy". Jim operated his father's excavating company until starting his own in 1978. Later, he started a business in expediting, through which he was able to combine his love for traveling, exploring, and meeting new people. He impressed many with his encyclopedic memory of the highways and byways of America.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Dawn Tscherne; daughters-in-law, Julie (the late Terry) Nelson and Kim (the late Jim) Nelson; grandchildren, Stacey (Andy) Hudak, Ashley Nelson, Danielle (Chandan Das) Nelson, Shannon McCarthy, Sara (Cameron) Taylor, and Joe Tscherne; 6 great-grandchildren; and many close friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; sons, James and Terry Nelson; siblings, Harry "Dale" Nelson, Jr., Danny Nelson, Carol Rohlman, and Dorothy Spalink.

Friends will be received Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 3:00 p.m to 7:30 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623 (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

To share memories and condolences with Jim's family please visit our website.

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Gayle W. Phebus

Gayle W. Phebus, age 71, of Monroe, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019, peacefully surrounded by a room full of loved ones at Promedica Toledo Hospital. Gayle was born in Jackson, Michigan, on May 29, 1948, to the late John and Ruth (Ford) Phebus.

Gayle was a long time employee of Toledo Jeep. After retirement, he purchased Agri-Parts Supply in Temperance, MI, which he later sold to his son, G.W. Gayle. He enjoyed fishing, riding his tractors, gardening and woodworking. Gayle graduated from Hanover Horton High School in 1966 and was a graduate of Central Michigan University.

Gayle leaves behind his wife, Sherry; son, G.W. (Amanda) Phebus; daughter, Tina Phebus; step daughters, Nicole Choate, Michelle Geeting, Lindsey (Tim) Wisnewski; 6 grandchildren, David, Blake, Westin, Ty, Teddy, Anna; sister, Sheryl (Steve) Davis; brother, Paul Phebus; his beloved dogs, Sawyer, Bess, Cherokee and his fishing buddy, Rick Waller.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Mary Molden and brothers, Mike Phebus and Scottie Phebus.

Visitors will be welcomed, Friday, December 13, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI.

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Roger L. Rohrs

Rohrs, Roger L., age 83 years, of Wauseon, OH, passed away December 9, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Ronald J. Scott

Ronald James Scott, 79, of Genoa, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 8, 2019, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 21, 1940 and moved to Sandusky, Ohio, in 1948. He graduated from Sandusky High School in 1958, attended the Air Force Academy and started his career at NASA PlumbBrook Station. Following that Ronald was a Manager of Chemistry and Radiation Protection at David-Besse Nuclear Power Station for 25 years before retiring in 2001.

His favorite activity was golfing and traveling. He played golf almost daily at the Oak Harbor Golf Club until his health prevented him from participating. Ron had three holes-in-one.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 32 years, June; son, Jim (Gloria); sister, Nancy Benko; and brother-in-law, Bernard Reed. He was preceded in death by his parents, James A. and Mary (Dwelle) Scott; sister, Susan Reed; and brother-in-law, Steve Benko.

Visitation will be held from 12-2 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019, at the St. John's United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington Street, Genoa, 43430, where the funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the church. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Glenn A. Shinn

Glenn A. Shinn, 98, of Toledo, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Friendship Village in Columbus, OH where he lived for nearly 3 years. He was born November 13, 1921 in Fultonham, OH to the late James H. and Florence (Burns) Shinn being the youngest of 8 children.

After graduating from Waite High School, Toledo, OH he was employed as a foreman at Willys-Overland. Later after 38 years on the B & O Railroad he retired as an engineer. He then worked for 10 years at a Cincinnati car auction. Glenn enjoyed creatively carving walking sticks for friends; and carved dozens of them. He was an avid reader and one could always see him reading his beloved Bible or enjoying a Louis L'Amour or Zane Grey book. He and his beloved wife of nearly 76 years, "Ruthie" traveled many places covering all 50 States, each Canadian province, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and many European destinations. He loved Jesus and was looking forward to joining his family in heaven.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Behm) and grandson, Timothy Shinn as well as 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Mary Ann Gray (Ron), Floyd (Shirley) Shinn and Doris "Dodie" (Bill) Kirby; 6 grandchildren, Lori Wyeth, Jeff Gray, Troy (Teresa) Shinn, Lisa (Chris) Westfall, Robin (Jim) Cole and Ben Kirby; 7 great-grandchildren, Lindsey Gray, Noah and Emma Shinn, Arielle Westfall, Cami and Caiden Cole, and Debby Kirby and loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 pm, Friday, 13 December 2019 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 W. Laskey Rd, Toledo, OH 43623 concluding with a service to honor Glenn's life at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Lake Township Cemetery near Walbridge, OH.

Memorials are suggested to American Bible Society, 101 East FL8, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or Capital City Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr. # 170, Columbus, OH 43231.

Shirley Mae Smith

Sunrise:12/11/40

Sunset:12/4/19

Shirley Mae Smith, 79 of Toledo passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Advanced Specialty Hospital after a brief illness. She retired from The Toledo Hospital after 39 years of service as an LPN. Shirley joined the Dunbar Elks Bowling League in the 70s, becoming president in 1990 serving until her passing. Her warm straight forward personality garnered the love of many friends and family.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Larry; daughters, Markeeta and Lori; and son, Lawrence Smith.

Visitation Service, Friday, December 13, 2019; 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at House of Day Funeral Home. Family Hour Services at Indiana Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, where Shirley was a longtime member, Saturday, December 14th, 10:00 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services entrusted to House of Day Funeral Home. Happy Birthday Mom, we will always love and celebrate you.

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Bruce Whalen

Whalen, Bruce, age 65 years, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away December 8, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

James White

White, James, age 77 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away December 7, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Marion M. Winters

Marion M. Winters, 91, of Waterville passed away peacefully on December 6, 2019 at The Glendale Assisted Living. Marion was born on January 26, 1928 in Detroit, MI to Frank and Doris (Dawson) Moran. A 1946 graduate of DeVilbiss high school, Marion then attended Toledo University business college for 3 years. Once in the work force she worked at several different jobs. These included being a receptionist at Owens-Illinois, a stenographer at AP Parts and as a greeter at Meijers for over 20 years at the Central Ave. and Rossford stores.

Marion loved to synchronize swim as a young adult and competed in many events in the Toledo area. An avid gardener, she was also very active singing in the church choir for many years. In retirement, she and Gene could often be found at their favorite restaurant, Bob Evans or they would be out taking long drives just for the enjoyment and to see the sights. Marion also had a love of Red Rose tea and soft spot in her heart for stray cats, feeding and watching over many for years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gene in 2018 and daughters Kay Kratz and Liesa Radford. She is survived by her daughters Linda (Carl) Blaesing and Tiffanie (Jeff) Schroeder and step-daughter Tamra (Tom) Nuding. Marion also is survived by 10 Grandchildren, 8 Great-Grandchildren and a large and loving extended family.

Friends may visit with the family at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, on Friday, December 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with the service beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Those planning a memorial are asked to consider the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org/nwohio).

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December 10, 2019

Thomas James "Master" Anderson Sr.

Thomas James "Master" Anderson, Sr. of Holland, Ohio, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019. Tom walked into God's arms the same day with his brother, John. Tom was in the U.S. Army Reserve from which he was honorably discharged. Tom was a member of Teamsters Local 20 for 31 years and he was an entrepreneur of many trades. Tom was a past president and founder of the Community Homecoming Park, which hosts the Strawberry Festival and he built the first ball diamonds at the park. Throughout his life, Tom coached little league baseball and softball, enjoyed boating at the family cottage and loved hunting, fishing, auctioning and spending time with his grandkids. He designed wood loading and cutting machinery, which he used to cut firewood and used metal scraps to create many art structures such as parade floats and palm trees. He was a long-time member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and helped construct the balcony and the fountain in front of the shrine. With the help of a Sister from Lourdes College, Tom also constructed fountains and landscape which can be found on the college campus. Tom touched the lives of many and he will be missed.

He is survived by his wife, Caroll of 53 years; daughter, Tammy (Chuck) Anderson Custer; sons, Thomas (Karen) Anderson Jr. and John Dean (Jodi) Anderson; grandchildren, Tabitha, Brett (Brittany), Kara, Thomas, Jane (Benjamin), John, Melody, Samuel; great grandchildren, Jeffery (Josiah), Jessie (Joram), Ace, Shaun; sisters, Joanne Litwin, Helen (Gary) Stanton; and brothers, Louis Anderson, Donald Anderson, Richard (Sharon) Anderson. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Irene; sisters, Rosemary, Carolyn, Irene; and brother, James.

Visitation will be held at the Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania on Thursday, December 12th, 2:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. with the recitation of the Rosary at 7:30 P.M. The Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, December 13th, 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Hill Ave. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Contributions may be given to the donor's choice. Online condolences to

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Donald A. Bensman

Donald A. Bensman, 90, of East Toledo and a longtime resident of Point Place, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, December 5, 2019.

He is survived by his daughter, Michele Klein (Cary); son, Jonathan (Cindy); grandchildren, Rachel and Ian (Starr); brother, Tom (Maryln); and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patsy; father, Alphonse; mother, Marvel; and brother, Robert.

At 15, Donald left Central Catholic High School and went work to as coal passer on the lake freighters working in various positions until retiring in 1992 as a Qualified Marine Engineer. While serving in the Army during the Korean Conflict, Donald was stationed in Panama, where he the met the love of his life, Patsy. They were married for 59 years until her death in 2012.

Donald was member of the Seafarers International Union, and was instrumental in organizing efforts on the Great Lakes to improve working conditions, pay and benefits. Donald also helped establish the AFL-CIO maritime Trades Port Councils in Toledo, Cleveland and Detroit areas.

He was a member of Lucas County Democratic Party and actively supported, working behind the scenes for local, state and national candidates. Donald was a precinct committeeman, ward chairman and ran for city council in 2006.

Donald worked as hard for Veterans as he did for his union brothers. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, AM Vets and American Legion, and held various leadership position in all three organizations. Donald was Commander of VFW 2510 and AM Vets Post 222.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home 5300 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be Friday, December 13, 209 at 1 p.m. at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donald's name may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the Lucas County Canine Care & Control Cutie's Fund. Please share condolences at hoeningfuneralhome.com

Herbert Leroy Berlin

Berlin, Herbert Leroy, age 85 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away December 8, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Pastor William Al. Blunt

Blunt, Pastor William A., age 68 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away December 6, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Dundee, MI. As published in The Blade

Dolores Burner

Burner, Dolores, age 77 years, of Woodville, OH, passed away December 7, 2019. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Woodville, OH. As published in The Blade

Rose Frances Byers

Rose Frances Byers, age 95, died December 8, 2019 at the Kingston Residence of Perrysburg. She was born April 27, 1924 in Toledo to the late Joseph and Rosina (Hoffmeister) Brum. Rose graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse at the old Mercy Hospital for more than 41 years. A faithful Catholic her entire life, she was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish and regularly visited Mercy Chapel when she was working the night shift.

She is lovingly survived by her son, William Frank Byers of Malibu, CA. Rose was also preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Byers in 1990.

Friends are invited to visit in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave (west of Corey Rd.) from 11:00 A.M. until the time of funeral services at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 12, 2019. Burial will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mercy School of Nursing.

Condolences can be expressed online at walkerfuneralhomes.com

Gloria Chafin

Chafin, Gloria, age 72 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away December 7, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

John "Jack" Sullivan Collins

John "Jack" Sullivan Collins, 72, Carmel, died in his home surrounded by his loving family. Jack was born and raised in Toledo, OH to John Ronald and Anne Theresa Collins and was the second oldest of six children. Jack moved to Carmel in 1980 where he raised his family and worked in sales for 30 years, before retiring. He enjoyed spending time with his family, was meticulous about his lawn, and loved Notre Dame and Ohio State football. He was a people person with a zest for life and never met a stranger. Jack served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Thomas, Timothy, and Dennis. Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Isidra Collins; children, Brian (Ann) Collins, Christine (Brian) Greene; grandchildren, Sean, Kevin, Erin, Collin, and Sam; siblings, Anne and Francis, and a host of in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 6500 Technology Center Dr #100 46278, Zionsville, IN 46077.

Visitation will be held Thursday 4-8 P.M. at Flanner Buchanan-Carmel, 325 Carmel Dr., with a rosary service at 7:30 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday at 11 A.M. at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 17102 Spring Mill Rd, Westfield, IN 46074. Online condolences may be shared www.flannerbuchanan.com.

Homer Leon Dangler

Dangler, Homer Leon, age 94 years, of Adrian, MI, passed away December 7, 2019. Wagley Funeral Home, Adrian, MI. As published in The Blade

Pamela Leigh (Hyott) Dier

Pamela Leigh (Hyott) Dier, born March 6, 1956, died on November 11, 2019, after a brief illness.

She is survived by son, Joseph David Hyott; daughter, Jeri Leigh Glosemeyer; brother, Robert ( Sherry) Hyott; sister Winifred (Stephen) Soviar and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents, Robert D. Hyott and Charlotte (Herbert) Hyott and sister, Jennifer (Ralph) Lanteri.

Pamela was a free spirit and enjoyed motorcycle rides with her parents and friends. She had a quick, sharp sense of humor and enjoyed laughing with everyone. She was proud to serve her country as a member of the Air Force National Guard.

A Celebration of Life will be hosted by her family at Ape Hangers Eastside Saloon located at 531 Oak St., Toledo, OH 43605 on December 20th from 12:30pm - 2:30pm. Memorial contributions can be sent in Pamela's name to Cherry Street Mission Ministries, 1501 Monroe St. Toledo, OH 43604. The family would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers. Psalm 48:14 "For this God is our God for ever and ever. He will be our guide even to the end."

John W. Eisinger

Eisinger, John W., age 66 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away December 7, 2019. Cremation Society, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Geraldine K. Gibson

Gibson, Geraldine K., age 95 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away December 9, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Laurel A. Girdham

Girdham, Laurel A., age 60 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away December 8, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Audrey A. Hildreth

Hildreth, Audrey A., age 84 years, of Delta, OH, passed away December 7, 2019. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

Gerald L. “J.J. Johns

Johns, Gerald L. “J.J.”, age 82 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away December 7, 2019. Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Genny “G” Koberstein

Koberstein, Genny “G”, age 74 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away December 9, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Patricia H. Kovacs (Schick)

Patricia H. (Schick) Kovacs, 92, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Saturday, December 7, 2019, surrounded by her family. Pat was born in Rossford, Ohio on February 23, 1927 to Clyde and Mary Ann (LaVrar) Weaver. Over the years, Pat worked for F. W. Woolworth and Earl Cousino's Steakhouse. Pat was an avid poker player and enjoyed trips to Greektown Casino. She was a longtime member of St. Mark Lutheran Church.

Pat is survived by her children Donald (Norma) Schick and Douglas (Carole) Schick; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Robert Schick Jr. and Joseph Kovacs; daughter, Beverly Schick; grandson, Keith Schick; 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. in the funeral home. Interment: Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to St. Mark Lutheran Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Genacross Lutheran Home and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their compassionate care.

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Georgia K. Levario

Levario, Georgia K., age 64 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away December 7, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Kenneth E. 45KM McCartney

Kenneth Engler McCartney, 45KM, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019. He was born March 27, 1932, in Toledo, OH, to parents Philip and Elsie (Engler) McCartney. He was a 1950 graduate of Macomber High School and the University of Toledo in 1957. Kenneth was a founding member of the Northwest Ohio Genealogy Society. He was a longtime member of the Mayflower Society and the Sanford L. Collins Masonic Lodge F&AM, where he served as Grand Master.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of more than 68 years, Carlene Ann (Barnes) McCartney; daughter Rebecca (Jerald) Miller; son Craig (Suzie) McCartney; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and brothers David and Larry McCartney. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; brother John and sister Phyllis.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, OH, Wednesday, December 11th from 10:00 A.M. until the Funeral Ceremony begins at 12:00 P.M.

Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider the Northern Light #40 Masonic Lodge, 119 W. Wayne St. Maumee, OH, 43537.

Online condolences may be offered at www.reebfuneralhome.com

Erma Frances McGrain

McGrain, Erma Frances, age 89 years, of Tiffin, OH, passed away December 8, 2019. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Norma J. Morley

Morley, Norma J., age 82 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away December 5, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

David Brian Rich

Rich, David Brian, age 62 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away December 4, 2019. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

Thomas L. Roe

Roe, Thomas L., age 72 years, of Maumee, OH, passed away December 8, 2019. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Irene Smalley

Irene Smalley, 98, of Perrysburg, Ohio died peacefully on December 8, 2019, at Kingston Rehabilitation in Perrysburg. She was born April 4, 1921, in Concord, Michigan to Olin and Elsie Snow.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Wayne Smalley. She is survived by her children, Susan Smalley (Jim Artabasy) of East Lansing and Horton, Michigan, and Sharlyn Premuda of Jasper, IN and Naples FL; siblings, Geraldine Verhoeven and Richard Snow of Jackson, MI; grandchildren, Michael Artabasy, Karen Artabasy, Joshua Premuda (Meghan) and Joel Premuda (Kristyn); and great grand-children, Hadley Premuda, Connor Premuda, Dawson Premuda, Hazel Premuda and Chloe Premuda. She is also survived by much-loved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Growing up the oldest child in a farm family, near Jackson, Michigan, during the depression, Irene learned thrift early on. She tried never to waste anything. She picked berries and tree fruit, canned and froze produce, sewed and knitted clothing and upholstered furniture. Rather than discard something, she took great care to find someone else who might be able to use the item.

Irene graduated from Hanover High School, valedictorian of her class of 17. She attended Jackson Business University, where she completed a 60-week course in 40 weeks, then went to work as an accountant at Michigan Wholesalers in Jackson. It was the perfect job for her, as she always enjoyed working with numbers. She married Wayne when he completed Officer Training School, after knowing and dating him for seven years.

After World War II, Irene and Wayne lived in Concord, MI. In 1957, they relocated to Perrysburg, OH, spending summers at Round Lake, near Horton, MI. Irene was an active volunteer while her daughters were in school. When they graduated, she resumed full-time employment, first as office secretary at Perrysburg High School and later as cashier for Owens-Illinois Levis Park operations. She was a member of Perrysburg's First Presbyterian Church. For many years she organized the church's twice-yearly rummage sales and she baked pecan pies for the Presby Pies stand at the Perrysburg farmers market as recently as last summer.

Thanks to Melinda Gallant and Marty Gluth, who checked on her regularly for several years, to many members of her church family and to her caregiver and "third daughter," Daneen Warton, who provided loving assistance for the past 15 months. Thanks also to the staff members at Perrysburg Mercy Hospital, Ohio Home Living and Perrysburg Kingston Rehabilitation who helped so much during the final weeks of her life.

A brief graveside service will be held for family and close friends on Thursday, December 12, at 10 A.M., at Maple Grove Cemetery in Concord, MI. A memorial service will be scheduled in the spring at the First Presbyterian Church in Perrysburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Irene's name to the First Presbyterian Church, 200 East Second Street, Perryburg, OH 43551. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Online condolences may be left at www.witzlershank.com

Patricia A. Tarsek

Tarsek, Patricia A., age 79 years, of Waterville, OH, passed away December 9, 2019. Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, Whitehouse, OH. As published in The Blade

Susan E. Weiker

Susan E. Weiker, 68, of Walbridge, died Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She was born May 16, 1951 in Toledo to Louis and Lillian (Russell) Cousino. Susan was well known for cooking and spent 10 years cooking at the Libbey Glass Factory and another 10 years at Spengler's Restaurant & Pub in Napoleon before retiring in 2013. She was also a moderator for a Yahoo! Group specifically for cooking advice and sharing recipes. Susan also had a green thumb and used that for her advantage – being able to grow her own spices and vegetables helped her out in the kitchen.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Tim Weiker; son, Louis Weiker; grandsons, Zack Weiker, Jacob Weiker, and Lucas Weiker; brother, Jim (Pat) Cousino; sister, Diane (Robert) Below; mother-in-law, Jeannette Weiker; brother-in-law, Neal (Jodi) Weiker; and lots of loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great nephews. Susan was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Mary Lou Bragg, Patricia Graham, Deborah Williams, and Denise Cousino.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with a memorial service to take place at 7:00 P.M. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Planned Pethood.

www.freckchapel.com

Glen A. Welling

Welling, Glen A., age 88 years, of Pemberville, OH, passed away December 8, 2019. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Luckey, OH. As published in The Blade

Eugene Woodson, Jr.

Eugene Woodson, Jr., age 73, a retiree of Chrysler in Perrysburg, left this world on December 7, 2019.

Surviving are wife, Geri Woodson; children, Eugene and Antuan Woodson, Anntoinette Quinn; nine grandchildren; and numerous siblings.

Visitation in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.) Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 12:30 p.m.

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Gretchen Ann Zyndorf

Surrounded by family and friends, Gretchen passed away on December 7, 2019 and is finally at peace after a long and courageous battle. Born April 20, 1949, to Franklin and Charlotte (Mcelroy) Isch, Gretchen was raised on the family farm in Moline (Lake Township), Ohio. A 1967 graduate of Lake High School, she went on to receive both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University. Her first job as kindergarten teacher in the Rossford School District allowed her to combine her education with her love for children.

Following the birth of her son Robert, she became a stay at home mother. During that time, she honed her love of baking and cooking, two of Gretchen's many renowned skills. In addition to her constant support of Rob and his many friends during his school years, and a short stint as a Delta flight attendant (a job and uniform she adored), Gretchen also developed a desire to help the less fortunate, both people and animals. She continued to pursue these goals throughout her life.

Gretchen loved history and the arts, which led to an insatiable reading of historic and spiritual literature. Well-read and well-traveled, her many worldwide adventures always included museums and historical points of interest.

Gretchen's life was a journey with high points as well as sadness. She is predeceased by husbands Dr. Frank Good and Dr. Sheldon Schachner. Despite the sadness of both deaths, Gretchen knew her life would continue and there were many more positive things she needed to accomplish. In 2002, she found a new relationship followed by marriage to her beloved Mark. Gretchen now had a partner and soulmate to help fulfill her many dreams. Organizations that benefited from their support were many, including the Toledo Opera, Toledo Symphony, Toledo Museum of the Arts, and the Valentine Theater. In addition to her support of these organizations, her love for people in need and constant devotion to animals shone through with both financial support and work as a volunteer at The Humane Society, Humane Ohio, Sight Center of Toledo, and Toledo Hospital. She donated her time to numerous activities ranging from chairing the annual Valentine Gala committee, the Toledo Hospital volunteer program, along with being a constant member of The Humane Society cleaning crew. Gretchen combined her joy of reading to provide audio recordings for the clients of the Toledo Sight Center. She shared her love of cooking through the monthly preparation and delivery of homemade dinners and cookies (with her trusted companion Junior at her side) to the Cherry Street Mission and T. Whitehead Recovery Center. During her final weeks, Gretchen gifted a major contribution to the new Toledo location of the Humane Ohio facility now under renovation. It was always Gretchen's wish that these acts be done with no acknowledgement or notoriety.

One of Gretchen's proudest achievements came to fruition in August 2018, when a production of Captain of the Crossing Guards, a children's play written by Gretchen during her illness (music prepared by her friend David Jex), was performed at the Valentine Theater. An encore presentation will be presented in March 2020, at the Croswell Opera House in Adrian, Michigan.

While she received great happiness through helping those in need, her greatest joy came from being surrounded by her family and very close friends. Her Sunday night and holiday dinners were legendary, with guests always being welcomed to her dinner table with the most gorgeous smile. For those of you who never had the opportunity or pleasure of meeting Gretchen, a more beautiful spirit has never existed.

Gretchen is predeceased by her parents; her brother, Brian Isch and her many cocker spaniels. Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, Mark; son Robert Good (Jennifer Porter); grandson, Jefferson and his mother, Heather Good; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kelly and Sam Zyndorf; nieces, Alexandra and Sari Zyndorf.

Services will be on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 1:00 P.M. at Temple Shomer Emunim at 6453 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio. Burial will follow at Eagle Point Cemetery, Rossford, Ohio.

The family would like to thank Dr. Rex Mowat and his staff at The Toledo Clinic Cancer Center along with Dr. Kenneth Yu and staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering (NY). A special thank you to the caregivers and staff of Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their wonderful care and compassion shown to Gretchen. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to: The Assistance Dog Achieving Independence Program c/o The Ability Center of Greater Toledo, Humane Ohio, Mark and Gretchen Zyndorf Scholarship Fund c/o Toledo Public Schools, Toledo Area Humane Society or Toledo Cultural Arts Center at The Valentine Theater or a charity of the donors choice.

Arrangements by The Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home,

www.wickfh.com

December 8, 2019

Edna Grace Shepler Bernhard

Edna Grace Shepler Bernhard, 84, died December 1, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida. She was born in Charlotte, Michigan to William J. and Bernice M. (Hammond) Cain and is best known for her love of music and teaching.

A talented musician, she served as an organist for over 70 years at various churches. She began playing in an official capacity when she was elected church organist at the age of thirteen at the Free Methodist Church in Charlotte where her family attended. While living in Toledo, Ohio, she was a member and organist at Westgate Chapel for over 20 years. After moving to Florida in 1991, she was active in various churches, last serving as member and organist for about 17 years at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers where she was affectionately known as "Eddygrace." She also played for local Fort Myers organizations such as the Rotary Club and the annual Hymn Sing and Christmas Carol Sing charity events.

As a teacher, she enjoyed lengthy tenures in both Ohio and Florida. After graduating from the University of Toledo in 1969, she began teaching 5th and 6th grade at Whiteford Elementary in the Sylvania City School District, and was recognized as the State of Ohio's Teacher of the Year in 1989. While in Florida, she taught many years in Collier County Public Schools working with underprivileged and delinquent students in Immokalee until her retirement in 2001.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Bernhard and her brother, Stanley Cain. She is survived by her two sons: Gary (Melanie) Shepler and Greg (Vivian) Shepler; six stepchildren: Keith Bernhard, Susie Spencer, Scott (Barbara) Bernhard, Mark (Julie) Bernhard, Sandi Nelson, and John (Lisa) Bernhard; along with 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

The family will receive guests on Sunday, December 15 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Newcomer-Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with a Memorial Service starting at 5:00 p.m. A brief Prayer Service will commence on Monday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m. at Newcomer - NW Chapel. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

The family requests any memorial donations be made to the Hammond Sisters Scholarship Fund, Spring Arbor University.

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Wayva J. (Comstock) Black

Wayva J. (Comstock) Black, 93, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, surrounded by family. She was born in Sylvania to Manfard and Clara (Everett) Comstock on August 25, 1926. Wayva married her high school sweetheart, Bernard (Bud) Black, after attending North Central University in Illinois. Bernard was the love of her life and she was devoted to her 3 sons and their families. Besides working outside the home as a bookkeeper and child-care provider, she loved collecting antiques and decorating her home. Wayva had such a positive outlook on life and a caring attitude that touched everyone who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Brad (Kaye) Black, Baron (Margie) Black, Ben (Karolyn) Black; grandchildren, Darcy Black, Adam (Jamie) Siler, Clay (Misaki) Black, Brett (Laura) Black, Chris (Amy) Black, Spencer Black, McKenzie Black; ten great-grandchildren; sister Clara (John) Beach; and sister-in-law, Jean Comstock. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Bernard; brother, Eugene Comstock; and her parents.

Friends and family will be received on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo (419-841-2422). Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10 A.M. with service to begin at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow in Ravine Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to ProMedica Hospice.

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Leo Denomy

Leo Norman Denomy, 84, of Petersburg, MI passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 4th surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 3, 1935 in Toledo to Norman and Helen (Giroux) Denomy.

Leo worked many years as supervisor for Vroman Foods in Toledo and then successfully created his own consulting firm.

Throughout his life Leo enjoyed traveling and making friends throughout the world. He enjoyed deep sea fishing in Florida and perch fishing on Lake Erie. Leo was a family man and always had great stories to tell, one of these being the night he had drinks with singer, Phil Collins.

He always kept his family laughing and always had a great word of advice. Leo will be greatly missed by so many who loved him. Leo will be remembered as an amazing father and grandfather

Leo's legacy will live on through his son Mark (Judy) Denomy; daughter Kim Bexten; mother of his children Shirley Denomy; grandchildren Mark Allen, Laurie, Danielle, Derek, and Arielle; great grandchildren Zach, Cody, Luke, Sierra, Morgan, Owen, Lexi, and Gabby and great great grandchild Zariah.

His family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers of Promedica Hospice Monroe Melissa, Kristy and Kelli. Private family memorial service to be held at a later date.

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Barbara Ann Falls

Barbara Ann Falls, 81, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019, setting off to begin new adventures elsewhere. She was born July 19, 1938 to Ethel (Farris) and Emery Dyer. She lived her adult life in Toledo, but spent her childhood traveling the country as an Army brat.

Barbara was affectionately known as "Bubbles" to her children and grandchildren. She was a homemaker and an avid fan of old movies and baking. Barbara was a pioneer of eating healthy food, sending her children to school with sandwiches made of "brown bread," drawing quizzical looks and questions from other students eating their squishy white bread. She was also known to terrorize her children with fresh carrot juice, blended up in her original Jack Lalanne juicer.

After raising her children she went with her love of animals and an affinity for gambling that was unknown to her family, and embarked on a second career owning and racing horses at Raceway Park.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Falls; brother Robert Dyer and step children Arlene Beallas and David Falls. She is survived by her brother Thomas Dyer; sister Mildred Dyer; son James E. Falls (Katie); daughter Barbara L. Falls (Kyle Huff); granddaughters Chenelle, Gabrielle, Isabelle and grandson Tristan.

Final arrangements will be private.

John Frederick Haupricht

John Frederick Haupricht was born on May 16, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio. He was the only child born from the union of the late Frederick and the late Lucille (Connolly) Haupricht. John attended Rogers High School in Toledo with the class of 1959 and was awarded All-State Ohio Baseball player his senior year. John continued his education through Bowling Green State University on a scholarship for baseball. In 1962, John enlisted into the United States Army, where he honorably served his country for more than three years as a medic. He was stationed in Honolulu and was a part of the 25th division, Tropic Lightening at the Schofield Barracks.

On May 27, 1967 John married the love of his life, the former Lee Anne Babiuch at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Toledo, where he received his spiritual nourishment as a young man. John worked hard to support his family by obtaining a position at WTOL in Toledo where he began a career in Television Broadcasting. Also in 1967, John took a position as a Production Manager at WNEM TV-5 in Saginaw, Michigan where he produced many commercials for the station, often featuring his own children as actors, and the 6:00 P.M. and 11:00 P.M. news. He took retirement from the station in 1998 after thirty-two years in television. John was a generous man, loving father and a great neighbor. He spent his free time enjoying his grandchildren and watching baseball, especially the Detroit Tigers.

John Frederick Haupricht, age 78 of North Carolina (formerly of Toledo) passed away at 7:07 A.M. on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Carrington Place Nursing Home in Matthews, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents.

To cherish his memory, John leaves his loving wife of fifty-two years, Lee Anne Haupricht; children, Christine Hardy of North Carolina, William (Kerry Ann Rockquemore) Haupricht of Detroit, MI and Frederick (Carrie Lynn) Haupricht of Farmington Hills, MI; grandchildren, Jack Haupricht and Charlie Hardy; and a special cousin who was like a sister, Marion Greenwood of Temperance, MI.

Friends may gather from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Neville-Shank Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland (419)865-8879. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 6149 Hill Ave, Toledo with Father Michael Brown officiating. Procession will follow to Resurrection cemetery for burial. Online guests can leave words of comfort or share a memory by visiting www.neville-funeral.com

Crista Leah Hillis

Hillis, Crista Leah, age 45 years, of McClure, OH, passed away December 4, 2019. Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Holgate, OH. As published in The Blade

James F. Holland, Jr.

James F. Holland, Jr. age 90, of Waterville, OH passed away November 28, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg. He was born October 16, 1929 in Toledo to James, Sr. and Maybelle (Geoffrion) Holland. Jim served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He started his education in the Army and finished by completing his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Toledo. Jim was employed with AP Parts for more than 30 years. An avid sports fan, Jim enjoyed baseball and golf and was a Cleveland Browns fan.

Jim is survived by his children, James (Tonya) Holland, III, Karen (Michael) Green, Richard (Brenda) Taylor and Christopher (Debbie) Taylor; son-in-law, Craig Cliff; grandchildren, Ryan Cliff, Zach Cliff, Evan Cliff, Shannon (Joe) Myers, Aaron (Jennifer) Green, Adam (Rachel) Green, Daniel (Emily) Loch, James Loch, Amy Taylor, Jeremiah (Jessica) Taylor and Jacob Taylor; and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; daughters, Regan and Kathleen; grandson, David and brother, Robert.

The family will receive guests, Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the Memorial Service at 10:30 A.M. at Newcomer SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in Jim's memory.

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Jack William Johnson

Johnson, Jack William, age 37 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away December 5, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Hope Faith (Pendrey) Jones

It is with great sadness that the family of Hope Faith (Pendrey) Jones, announce her passing at the age of 83 years. Hope, of Temperance, Michigan died at Hickory Ridge of Temperance on December 2, 2019. She was born March 27, 1936 at home in Lima, Ohio to Delta Mae (Carey) and Lawrence Hanley.

Hope is survived by her children, Cheryl Underhill, Mark Pendrey, Dian Glenn, and Cindy Pendrey; 9 grandchildren, Tanja Eloff, Kelsey Young, Cole Pendrey, Nicholas Glenn, Jamie Brecht, Kyle Pendrey, Teresa Bethel, Liesha Hall, Olivia Crismore-Pendrey; 16 great grandchildren; as well as her ex-husband, Gail Jones.

She is preceded in death by her beloved sister, Patricia; brothers, Robert, Richard, and James; her mother, Delta and father, Lawrence.

Hope worked hard her entire life, often holding two and three jobs at once and retired from the Monroe County Mental Health system, where she was always looking for extra ways to advocate for clients in need. She was so proud that at age 60, she studied diligently and passed the Arizona Board of Realtors exam to become a Realtor for several years while living in Arizona.

She was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi sorority, planning and attending social events with her friends and sisters where she showed her flare for style. Her Bunco Club ranked equally with the sorority for silliness, loud laughter, her wonderful hosting, snacks and rare fun time with her best friends. She enjoyed making beautiful jewelry and ceramics. Anyone who knew Hope, knew that BINGO was her favorite hobby, as well as knowing not to touch her good luck charms or her favorite number, O 70!

Hope was a beautiful dancer and as such, won a Charleston contest. Many sweet times were spent in our living room with the stereo on and mom showing us the twist or jitterbug and everyone trying to keep up with her!

Hope, you will be forever loved and missed!

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Richard Donald "Dick" LaVoy

October 14, 1928 - December 3, 2019

Beloved Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather, Richard "Dick" LaVoy peacefully passed away in his sleep at his Paradise Valley, Arizona home on December 3, 2019 at the age of 91.

Born to Isadore and Matilda LaVoy of Erie, Michigan, Dick loved life as few others have, and shared his adventures with his late wife, Marge, and sons Jeffery, Mark, David, Thomas, and Rick. Dick was also a proud grandfather of ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2214 Manhattan St., Erie, MI.

Marlo K. Malinowski-Sebetto

Marlo K. Malinowski-Sebetto, age 37, of Toledo, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. She was born on December 24, 1981 in Toledo, OH to David and Lois (Byrd) Malinowski. Marlo was a graduate of St. Catherine of Siena Grade School, Roy C. Start High School and Stautzenberger College. She was employed as a medical assistant and office manager for several local physicians' offices. Marlo was a loving wife and a great mother; family was everything to her. She also loved to travel. She will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched.

Marlo is survived by her father, David; husband, Erik Sebetto; daughters, Alece Martinez and Cameron (Damen) Booth; stepsons, Sid and Ethan Sebetto; and sister, Brianne (Dave) Pirrwitz. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois (Larry) Leffle.

Family and friends may visit on Monday, December 9 from 2-7 P.M. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd.

Memorial tributes may be given to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences can be shared with the family at

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Wayne T. Miller

Wayne T. Miller, age 96, of the Point Place Community, passed away on December 6, 2019. He was born on May 20, 1923 to Cecil and Laura Miller of Wauseon, OH. Wayne graduated from Scott High School in the class of 1941. He proudly served his country for three years in the U.S. Navy as a Pharmacist Mate Third Class. Following his discharge from the Navy, Wayne was employed as a driver and salesman for Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Driggs Dairy Farm and Jersey Bread. He retired in 1987 from BP American after 21 years as a pipe fitter.

Wayne was a member of Harbor Light Lodge #746 for over 50 years, serving as chaplain for many of those years. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, and in later years doing paint by numbers for everybody.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Jenelda Miller in 1991; daughter, Sandra Miller in 1955; son, Dennis Miller in 2012; parents, Cecil and Laura; sisters, Christine and Arlene; and long time friend and companion, Doris Scott. Wayne is survived by his son, James (Judy) Miller; daughter-in-law, Karen Miller; 5 grandchildren, Diana Stewart (Todd), Jennifer Lindell, Monica Miller, Nick Miller (Cory), and Melissa Hamilton; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends may visit Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2-8 P.M. at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH. The Funeral Service for Wayne will be Monday, December 9 at 1:30 P.M. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Caring Hands, Tina Jackson. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to ProMedica Hospice. Please share condolences at

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Steven Bradley Moore

Moore, Steven Bradley, age 36 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 30, 2019. Habegger Funeral Services, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary "Betty" E. Mueller

Mary "Betty" E. Mueller, 94, of Temperance, MI, died Friday, November 6, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Born October 27, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Clement and Clara (Terveer) Uhl. A graduate of St. Ursula's Academy, She married Adolph Mueller on May 19, 1956, In Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio. He preceded her in death on October 7, 2008. Betty had been employed by the former Toledo Metal Furniture Company. Prior, she worked for Schoen Asphalt, Schoen Block Plant, Sanisoil Set Plus, and Fred Willyard Company. She was a charter member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Temperance, MI, where for years she took care of their flowers and plants. Betty enjoyed watching children, working in her yard and garden, and collecting gnomes and fairies. She traveled the world, including, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, and Portugal.

Surviving are her loving children, Laurence "Bink" (Linda) Mueller, Elizabeth Ann Mueller and John E. (Marcia) Mueller; 3 grandchildren, Staci (Bryan) Flis, Jonathan (Angelia) Mueller and Gianna Mueller; great grandsons, Nathan Flis, Ryan Flis, and Clyde Moore. Betty was also preceded in death by her brothers, Philip, Bernard and Richard Uhl and sisters, Jeanne Kramer, Margret Effler, Connie Uhl and Patricia Harvey.

Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where the services will follow at 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Temperance, MI.

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John A. Pigott, M.D.

John Arthur Pigott was born to Daniel and Emma Pigott on July 8, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio and passed peacefully on December 1, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

John met the love of his life, Barbara Ueberroth, who grew up only a block away from his home. Together, John and Barbara spent a lifetime gathering beautiful memories, loving and guiding their family. They were often found hiding together in local restaurants "in the back, in the booth, in the corner, in the dark". John and Barb would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary this year. They were never more than a moment apart. A friend recently commented that the two of them were "two bodies but one soul".

John graduated from Central Catholic High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of St. Louis and his medical degree from University of St. Louis Medical School in 1959. John completed his residency in Pediatrics at Detroit Mercy Hospital. He then proudly served his country as a Captain in the United States Air Force at Kincheloe Air Force Base, becoming the first pediatrician in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Upon completion of his service, John returned to Toledo to begin private practice as Drs. Kappus, Miller and Pigott. This partnership continued until each of their retirements and eventually became the continuing pediatric practice of PediatriCare Associates. During his career of over 50 years John maintained staff privileges at St. Vincent's, Mercy and Toledo Hospitals. John served those institutions in several positions including as Chief of Staff of Pediatrics. Through his personal care and skill, John not only treated but built lasting bonds with many patients and generations of families in the greater Toledo area.

Though John truly loved his profession, he was devoted to his family. John was a wonderful teacher to his children through his worldly wisdom but even more so by the example he set as a truly good man, husband and father.

John was preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Emma (Bohnett) Pigott, his brothers, James (Mary) Pigott and Dennis (Darlene) Pigott; his father and mother-in-law Charles "Cub" and Volera (Tuttle) Ueberroth and sister in-law Carol "Topsy" McAvoy.

He is survived by his dedicated and loving wife Barbara (Ueberroth) Pigott and children John (Kathy) Pigott of Sylvania, Ohio, Michael Pigott of Worthington, Ohio, Karen (Steve) Munsat of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Thomas (Kerry) Pigott of Sylvania, Ohio and Denise (John) Monaghan of Sylvania, Ohio. His love will continue through ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Kingston Sylvania and Ohio Living Hospice Care for their professional and loving care of John and his family. In lieu of flowers and in honor of John's profession the family requests you donate a toy to a child this Christmas Season.

All who knew him will miss him, we look forward to seeing him soon and as he would often say, "As we go along".

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Ronnie L. Poindexter

Ronnie L. Poindexter of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice Center in Sylvania, Ohio. Visitation will be held Monday, December 9, 2019 from 4-6 P.M. at the House of Day. Funeral services are Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11 A.M., preceded by family hour at 10am at the House of Day.

Shirley Putman

Shirley Jean Putman, 84, formerly of Rossford and most recently of Toledo passed peacefully in her home on December 6, 2019. Shirley was born in Toledo on April 8, 1935. A lifetime member of the PTA, Shirley wanted nothing more than to be a wife and mother. She truly enjoyed raising her children. Her favorite benefit that she cherished was meeting and talking to everyone who came into the Rossford 7-11 where she worked until it's closing. Shirley had many part time jobs, but her favorite was working at the Toledo Zoo in Wonder Valley letting children hold and touch all the animals.

On a sunny day she could often be found eating an ice cream cone, enjoying the view of the Rossford Marina. She will be remembered for her bright blue eyes, red lipstick lined, beautiful smile and one heck of a Stubborn, Spit Fire, Spunky Attitude.

She was preceded in death by a half-sister Betty Maher. She is survived by her 3 children, Debbie (Garry) Pierce, Terence (Joyce) Putman and Amy (Franco) Stocchi; 9 grandchildren and 15 great–grandchildren. Shirley is also survived by her sister Carolyn (Jack) Sharp and several nieces and nephews

Visitation will take place Monday, December 9th from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, Ohio. Services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans (DAV), 2802 Airport Hwy., 43609 Online condolences can be left at walterfuneralhome.com

Michael Ward Ransom

Michael Ward Ransom, age 81 years, of Maumee, passed away peacefully, at Heatherdowns Care and Rehab, with his loving family at his side. Michael was born on July 5, 1938 to Rolland and Verna (Conner) Ransom in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Catholic Central High School in Detroit and was a graduate of the University of Michigan. Michael proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Mike was employed with Ford Motor Company, where he was an engineer and supervisor for over 30 years, before retiring, and was on the "Launch Team" of the Ford Wayne Truck Plant. Michael was a man of integrity, a true professional, a mentor and believer in hard work and 'getting the job done right.' He was well respected by his peers at Ford for his knowledge and ethics, and he received words of appreciation and gratitude from his employees (who he trained) for his guidance and hands on help.

Michael was also a gifted and trained tenor singer and his interest in music was for the classical, with a great love of opera, having studied this himself. He performed for many special venues throughout his earlier years. His beautiful tenor voice is remembered by all who had the pleasure of listening to him sing. Mike and his wife had many travels throughout the United States, such as Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, New York, Nevada (and especially enjoyed the Las Vegas shows) to name a few. He and his wife loved visiting Art Museums and highlighting their interests included the entertainment of opera concerts, musicals, symphony orchestras and Broadway shows.

Michael is survived by his wife and soulmate of over 37 years, Carol; Mike's sons, Michael Ransom, Jr., Stephen Ransom and Shawn Ransom; his grandchildren, Chase, Graham, Julian and Miranda; stepsons, Rodney (Tammy) Culler, Kenny (Mary) Culler; stepdaughter, Jane (Jerry) Aeschliman; step-grandchildren, Chris (Stephanie), Adam (Allison), Johnny (Brittney), Jacob (Margaret), Brandon, Cody, Travis, Adrianna and several step great-grandchildren. Preceding Michael in death besides his parents, are his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ross and Etha Finney. A "Special Thank You" to all the staff at Heatherdowns Care and Rehab and Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Your care and compassion gave Mike much comfort and his family deeply appreciate your help and kindness. "Rest in Peace Dear Heart" Love for eternity, Carol and the kids.

The family will receive guests, Wednesday December 11, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Newcomer SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo with a private service to be held for family with Pastor Jon Bell officiating. Immediately following will be a graveside service at Amboy Township Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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Madeline Marie “Babe” Reaume

Reaume, Madeline Marie “Babe”, age 87 years, of Carleton, MI, passed away December 6, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Jerome "Jerry" Richter

Jerome "Jerry" Richter, 85, of Sylvania, OH, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019. He was born September 2, 1934, in Mt. Hope, Wisconsin, to parents Aldro and Evelyn (Mulroney) Richter. Jerry graduated from Geneseo High School, Geneseo, IL. Saturday, August 24, 1957, was a very special day in the life of Jerome Richter. On that day he married Jacqueline Sharp, from Bartonville, IL, was commissioned into the United States Air Force as a Second Lieutenant and graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Jerry served as a Communications Officer in Okinawa, Japan and the Philippines. He retired from the reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. After returning to the states, Jerry and Jackie settled in Brigham City, Utah. Jerry worked for Thiokol Chemical Company for 6 years, and then returned to the Midwest. Living in Midland, MI. for 4 years, before moving to Ottawa Lake, MI.

He is survived by his loving wife of more than 62 years, Jackie Richter; children Mark (Heidi) of Petoskey, MI., Carrie (Charles) Cantrell of Omaha, NE., and Lorna Richter of Temperance, MI. He was a special grandpa to Matt (Allison) Richter of Wilmington, N.C., John (Sarah) Richter of Lake Orion, MI., Amanda Clawson, of Dundee, MI., Joshua Clawson of Ottawa Lake, Michigan, and Caitlin Cantrell of Denver, CO. Jerry and Jackie are proud to be great grandparents to Scottie and Jane Richter, Kyli Nethery, Owen Regan, and Wells Richter.

erry was preceded in death by his parents; sister JoAnne Beckett and brother Tom Richter.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Sunset Village for their care, and Ashante Hospice. Lisa, we are grateful for all you did to see that Jerry was comfortable and without pain in his final journey, and for all the support the family received.

Private memorial services will be conducted at a later date.

Professional services were provided by the Reeb Funeral Home, where online condolences may be offered at

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John C. Rider

John C. Rider, 80, husband of Carol (Staszak) and father of 2 daughters, Diana (Dennis) McVey and Crystal Stephenson, died November 24, 2019, at Heritage Village, Waterville. Born in Sidney, Ohio on October 27, 1939 to Ivan and L. Lois (Mees) Rider, sister Jean Fout, all deceased. John had 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.

John loved bicycling and photography. He had many careers–Methodist minister, social worker, maintenance manager, tutor and volunteer. Burial is at Resurrection Cemetery in Toledo. There will be no memorial service at this time. Condolences may be left at Caring Cremation.

Richard A. Roth

Roth, Richard A., age 87 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away December 5, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

John "Joe" Edward Rynn

John "Joe" Edward Rynn, 77, died Oct. 14, 2019 peacefully in his home from heart failure and various complications. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, Dec. 16 at Holy Angels Church in Arcadia, CA followed by an 11:00 a.m. celebration of life at the Arcadia Elks Lodge.

Joe was born on Feb. 14, 1942 in Toledo, OH to James F. Rynn and Chrystel M. Tucholska. After graduating from St. Frances De Sale High School, class of 1960, he attended University of Toledo and was a Notre Dame Subway Alumni.

Joe moved to San Bernardino, CA and was married to Linda D. Carr from 1968 to 1975. He remarried and spent more than 20 years in San Francisco with Elaine Zaborowski before retiring to Tucson, AZ.

The youngest of 3 boys, he is survived by brothers Richard T. Rynn and James J. Rynn. Joe is also survived by his son, Patrick J. Rynn, daughter, Michelle M. Pauls, and (step) daughters, Leslie S. Jaquez and Lori A. Connolly, along with 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

He will forever be remembered as a loving son, brother, husband, father and friend and was known as a generous heart by all.

Sue Ann Scheib

Sue Ann Scheib, the woman who welcomed everyone into her heart was called home on Thanksgiving Day surrounded by her family during the Scheib annual gathering in St. Augustine, Florida. The oldest daughter of Dwight and Helen Shields, she was born December 1, 1934, Indianapolis, Indiana and was known for her infectious laugh, quick wit and perpetual smile. After attending numerous schools due to her father's frequent moves as a pharmaceutical sales rep with Eli Lilly, the family came to settle in Toledo where Sue received her elementary through high school education. She graduated from DeVilbiss High School in 1953 where she was involved in many activities, including being chosen as queen for DeVilbiss Relays. Sue then attended the University of Toledo, College of Education, and pledged with Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. She left UT after two years to become a Michigan State Spartan. She graduated in June of 1957 and married Jim Scheib, son of Dr. and Mrs. B.V. Scheib on June 7, 1958. Sue helped support her husband as a first grade teacher at the Custer Consolidated School System in Monroe, MI while he finished his senior year at the University of Toledo.

In May of 1959, she became an Army officer's wife with her husband at Fort Benning, GA. When Jim left active duty, the couple moved to Wooster then to Columbus, OH before settling in Toledo. They have shared their love of giving, supporting numerous organizations leaving a legacy of love since their move here in 1964.

Sue was involved in many activities, especially those that involved children and young adults. She touched countless lives as a tutor, Girl Scout leader, elementary school mobile art history program provider and most enthusiastically served as a compassionate pseudo grandmother for anyone needing a compassionate maternal figure.

Sue enjoyed being part of a book club, singing with the Toledo Choral Society, and serving Epworth United Methodist Church for over fifty years, where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and was a member of the Board of Trustees. She continued to enjoy her Pi Beta Phi sorority sisters and especially looked forward to their annual Angel Luncheon. She was an excellent bridge player who also loved game nights with friends and family in town and with life-long friends at her homes in Canada and St. Augustine Florida. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband and seeing the world. Sue was known for her sense of humor and her incredible ability to make everyone she came in contact with feel welcomed and cherished. She will be fondly remembered for her love of the family's Canadian retreat on Maple Lake, appreciation of nature, laughing out loud, rock-solid faith, commitment to honoring, respecting and loving her spouse of 61 years, kindness to animals and all living things, margarita happy hours and leaving those she met better off then how she found them. Above all, Sue's missions in life were to give, spread and be filled with joy, and to leave a perpetual legacy of love.

Sue is survived by her loving husband Jim Scheib; son, Jim Schieb Jr. (Rheta) and their five children Austin Scheib (Tiffany), Colby Scheib, Kevin McFee, Katherine Bowers (Patrick) and Corbin Scheib, her daughter Mary Helen Darah and her three children Lauren, Helena and Maria Darah, brother-in-law Tom Scheib of Covington LA, sister Mary Gay Shields, two great-grandchildren, and family, friends she considered family and countless young people who she nurtured and loved as her own.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider honoring her legacy of love and kindness with a gift to the Metroparks of Greater Toledo, the University of Toledo Foundation or Epworth United Methodist Church.

A visitation will be held on December 28, at Epworth United Methodist Church from 9 A.M. until 11 A.M. followed by a Life Celebration service beginning at 11 A.M. Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH is assisting the family.

www.urbanskifuneralhome.com

Suzanne Jill Scott

Suzanne Jill Scott, age 74, died peacefully on December 2, 2019 at The Toledo Hospital. She was born January 31, 1945 in Toledo to the late E.J. and Jean Scott. Sue worked for many years at Lott Industries. In her free time, she enjoyed latch hooking, bowling, and she was an active participant in the Zenobia Lady Shriner meetings. Sue was an avid fan of both Ohio State and the Detroit Tigers. She found her greatest joy in spending time with her family.

Surviving are her brother-in-law, David (Lisa) Crandell; nieces and nephews, Sarah (Jesse) Martinez, Kelli (Dustin) Vidmar, Bret Feaster, and Jessi Crandell; great nieces and nephew, Grace and Sofia Martinez; Janis, Elizabeth, and Vincent Vidmar; longtime companion, Robert Byers. Sue was also preceded in death by her beloved sister, Janis Crandell.

Family and friends are invited to visit Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave., on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 1:00 until the time of services at 2:00 with interment following at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

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Gerilyn J. Selmek

Gerilyn J. Selmek, 63, of Temperance, MI, died Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at The Toledo Hospital. Born March 13, 1956, in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Gerald J. and Marilyn R. (Hoel) Kish. She was a 1974 graduate of Mason Consolidated Schools in Erie, MI. Gerilyn married Carroll J. Selmek on July 12, 2008. She was employed as an RN for Paramount Insurance Company for the past 5 years. Prior, she worked for The Toledo Hospital and the Area Agency on Aging.

Gerilyn is survived by her loving husband, Carroll; children, Debbie and Andrew Powers; father, Gerald Kish and sister, Connie (Alan) Matlow. She was preceded in death by her mother.

Visitation will be from 3-9 P.M., Monday, December 9, 2019, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., December 10, 2019, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 8330 Lewis Avenue, Temperance, MI, where she will lie in state after 10:00 am. Deacon Martin Selmek, officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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Alice M. Steep

Alice M. Steep, 71, of Walbridge, Ohio, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Otterbein of Pemberville. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 15, 1948 to Vincent and Agnes (Lingrish) Howard. Shortly after graduating from Lake High School in 1967, she would marry the love of her life, Ronald Steep who preceded her in death. Earlier in life she worked at DC Ranch and as a cook for Oakleaf Village of Sylvania, but most recently at The Laundry. Alice enjoyed cooking, shopping and attending all of her grandkids activities and events. She was an extremely hard worker always wanting to provide for her family. Her selflessness and positive attitude was what set her apart from all others. Alice had a heart of gold and will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Alice is survived by her sons, Michael Steep, Ross (Stephanie) Steep; grandchildren, Luke David, Brody Michael, Alexa Lee. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronald; and brother, James Howard.

A memorial service will be held at Mainstreet Church, 5465 Moline-Martin Rd., Walbridge, Ohio, on Monday, December 9, 2019 where the family will greet friends from 5:00 P.M. until the time of memorial services at 6:30 P.M. Expressions of sympathy in Alice's name may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the Class of 1967 for their love and support and the caregivers at Otterbein and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their compassionate care. Alice's family would also like to express their gratitude to the management at Walnut Hills for blessing her with a wonderful place to live for the past 40 years. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Charles L. Swisher

Charles L. Swisher, 86, of Findlay, Ohio, passed away on December 4, 2019.

He was born to the late Lee and Leah Swisher on January 15, 1933 in Findlay, Ohio. He attended Findlay High School and graduated in 1951. He served in the United States Army from 1953-1955, where he was stationed in Bamberg, Germany as a communications specialist for the 1st Infantry Division.

After returning from service, he married the love of his life, Sue Swisher (Cooper), on March 24, 1955 and they were married for 64 years. They had four children and raised them in Rawson, Ohio where the family were members of New Hope UM Church. They later moved to Martin, Ohio where they lived for 35 years.

Charlie worked at the Findlay Courier and retired from the Toledo Blade. He was a 60-year member of the International Typographical Union/CWA Local 63.

He was a volunteer firefighter for the Rawson Volunteer Fire Department and also Allen-Clay Joint Fire District. For many years, he operated a small business selling Jonsreds Chainsaws and sharpening saws. He enjoyed many outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, and cutting wood. He loved spending time at his cottage in Nettle Lake, Ohio and later wintering in Palmetto, Florida.

Charles is survived by his wife, Sue; his sons, David (Pat) Swisher of Jenera, Douglas (Annette) Swisher of Rawson, and Michael (Michelle) Swisher of Martin, OH; his daughter, Karen (Mark) Emerine of Fostoria; 11 grandchildren, Stephanie Stauffer, Kerri Falke, Shane Swisher, Lesa Shouse, Amy Davis, Lee Swisher, Tara Emerine, Adrienne Rumschlag, Kate Hutson, Kimberly Swisher, and Elizabeth Swisher; step-grandsons, Steve Shoemaker, Scott Shoemaker, Tommy Shoemaker, Ivan Shoemaker; 15 great-grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Sharon Swisher. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Swisher.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, December 9, 2019 at

Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay. Pastor Ronald Cooper will officiate, and burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, where full military rites will be provided by Hancock Veterans Memorial Squad. Visitation will be held from 1:00-6:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 8 at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice or to a church of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at coldrencrates.com

Kenneth F. Umphrey

Kenneth F. Umphrey, 86, of Sylvania OH, passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 6, 2019 at his residence. He was born on July 9, 1933 in Coloma, MI to Lewis M. and Mildred (Krieger) Umphrey. Kenneth married Carolyn Meyer on July 14, 1956 and together they raised 3 daughters.

Kenneth graduated from Coloma High School in 1951, attended Agriculture short courses at Michigan State University and took various business classes at the University of Toledo. He grew up on the family centennial fruit farm. He joined the US Army in 1955 as a radio operator. He began working in the propane gas business in 1959, retiring from Amerigas Propane Co. as a plant manager. He was active in the Ohio L.P. Gas Association, in various positions, including president. He was a long-time active member of Good Shepard Lutheran Church where he served as an Elder. Ken sang in church choirs for 60 years and was a member in a Barbershop chorus and quartet.

Kenneth and Carolyn traveled throughout the United States and overseas, visiting Greece last year. He loved fishing, downhill skiing, and golfing. He volunteered for the Jamie Farr/Marathon Classic LPGA Golf Tournament for over 20 years. He and Carolyn were "snowbirds" spending winters in Davenport, FL. They spent 33 years enjoying the "lake life" at their cottage on Pine Canyon Lake in Angola, IN where they entertained their family and friends often.

Ken is survived by Carolyn, his loving wife of 63 years; daughters, Karla (Randy) Ries, Lori (Scott) Saunders, Terri (Robert) Goldmann; grandchildren, Jocelyn (David) Steffes, Brian (Molly) Saunders, Alan Saunders, Shari Saunders, Matthew Goldmann; and brother, Virgil Umphrey. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Ermine Umphrey, Lolita Piedt, Boyd Umphrey; and grandson, Craig Ries.

Family and friends may gather at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania on Monday, December 9, 2019 from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. The funeral service will be held at Good Shephard Lutheran Church, Toledo, OH on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11 A.M. where the body will lie in state one-hour prior. Entombment will be at Highland Memory Gardens on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 2:45 P.M. The family suggests contributions to Good Shepard Lutheran Church or a charity of their choice.

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Erwin E. Wenzlaff

Erwin E. Wenzlaff, 90, passed away on December 4, 2019 at The Toledo Hospital. He was born in Toledo on January 21, 1929 to Marie and Emil Wenzlaff.

Erwin attended Macomber High School before enlisting in The United States Army. He served his country honorably during World War II stationed in Heidelberg Germany where he was enlisted in Gen. Patton's office as a field officer. When he returned home, he was employed at Doehler-Jarvis where he met his wife of 60 years, Jean. Throughout their marriage, they enjoyed many wonderful trips throughout the world. After taking an early retirement, he opened and operated The Toledo Stamp Exchange and was a lifelong member of the Toledo Stamp Club.

He had a love for bowling and attended 50 national tournaments. Erwin bowled an 801 and was a member of The Toledo Bowling Hall of Fame. He enjoyed several Toledo senior card groups and was also a member of the GBU.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Sue Wenzlaff and Sandra Frank; grandsons, Joshua and Jonathon Frank; great-grandchildren Jailyn and Boston Frank. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean and brother Paul.

Friends are invited to visit on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2:00-6:00 P.M. in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave. where funeral services will begin on Monday at 11:00 A.M. Military honors and prayers will immediately follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. To send his family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

Norman Wiczynski

Norman S. Wiczynski, age 80, of Toledo, passed away December 6, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. Norman was born December 31, 1938 in Toledo, Ohio to Wallace and Virginia (Lipper) Wiczynski. Norman played football, basketball and baseball for Woodward High School and was even scouted by the Detroit Tigers as early as 8th grade. Unfortunately an injury ended his chance to continue on with baseball after high school. Norman married Rosalie Urbanski October 17, 1959 in St. Hedwig Church. They were members of St. Hyacinth Church where he was an usher and a member of the Holy Name Society. When his children began grade school they became members of Gesu Catholic Church where they have attended the past 38 years. Norman worked for Ace Hardware in their warehouse until retiring in 2003 and happily becoming a baby sitting grandpa.

Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Rosalie; children, Denise (Chris) Wiczynski-Huddleston, Michelle Wiczynski and Randy (Nicole) Wiczynski; sister, Barbara Gawrych; brothers, Jerry (Joyce) Wiczynski, Don (Carol) Wiczynski, Teddy "Ralph" (Debbie) Wiczynski and Raymond Wiczynski. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Amber (Alex) Pauken, Dustin, Samantha and Carlee Wiczynski, one great grandchild; Zoey Pauken and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother Edward.

Norman's Life Celebration will begin Wednesday December 11, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio 419-475-5055. The family will also receive friends Thursday December 12th, from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. in Gesu Catholic Church, where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Norman's family would like to thank the great people of ProMedica Hospice especially Wanda, Kayla and Jo for their loving care.

www.urbanskifuneralhome.com

Ellanor Yelverton

Ellanor (Douglas) Yelverton, age 88, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, and be reunited with her beloved husband, Joseph, on December 4, 2019. Ellanor, a native of Elk Valley, Tennessee, was born to William and Mary (Baird) Douglas on August 31, 1931. Ellanor met and married her beloved husband, Joseph B. Yelverton, Sr., on August 30, 1952. He preceded her in death on October 23, 2015.

Ellanor was devoted to her church and church family. She was a member of Shelton Park Church of God since 1958, where she held many positions, Sunday School teacher, headed and was active in YWC and Ladies Willing Workers. Along with Joseph, together they headed Prayer Keys and Seniors Group.

Ellanor was a prayer warrior who was not ashamed of her faith. She shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all. Ellanor worked as a Paraprofessional for Toledo Public Schools and retired after 27 years of service.

Ellanor is survived by son, Joseph, Jr. (Patsy); daughters, Darlene (Jimmy) Terry and Cheryl (Dan) Moore; five grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; brother, Raymond Douglas and sister, Geraldine Hearn. She was preceded in death by brothers, Jerry, William Jr., Herman, Russell; sisters, Gertie Yancey, Nola Fuller, Shirley Key; and grandsons, Jason Moore and Joseph L. Yelverton.

The family will receive guests on Monday, December 9, at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Road, Toledo, OH (419-473-0300) from 2 - 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held Tuesday December 10 at Shelton Park Church of God, 8702 Douglas Road, Temperance, MI 48182 at 10:00 A.M., with visitation one hour prior in the Church. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo, OH.

Thank you Laura Weiss and Cindy from Ohioans; Andrea Barron; and Grace Hospice for all your help.

Contributions may be made to Shelton Park Church of God.

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Brandon Zdawczyk

Brandon M Zdawczyk, Founder of Brandon Z Insurance Agency, lost his hard fought battle with End Stage Diabetes and Congenital Coronary Heart Disease on November 30, 2019. He was 44 years old.

Born on June 27, 1975 to Darrel D Zdawczyk and Sharlene G Landrum- Zdawczyk in Toledo, Ohio at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Brandon was very proud to have grown up in the Historical Polish Village neighborhood of North Toledo and he carried it in his heart everywhere and in everything he did and accomplished. He attended St. Adalbert's Elementary School and went on to graduate from Calvin M. Woodward High School in 1993.

From there, he went on to start his career at Erie Construction at the bottom level, working his way up to various top tier management positions in various different cities, including Greensboro, NC and Lansing, MI, his beloved second hometown. Once returning home to Toledo where his heart was, he used the business and marketing knowledge he learned at Erie, and went on to be a successful entrepreneur opening Insurance Benefit Group of Toledo/SE Michigan, then later acquired another agency, then merged both agencies, changing the name to Brandon Z Insurance Agency and is very proud that his legacy of taking care of people's Health and Life Insurance needs with Love, will continue even though Brandon is no longer with us.

He really enjoyed helping others and treated his clients like family. Brandon also was an investor and consultant behind the scenes on various other local business ventures as well.

Loving anything that had to do with the gathering of people, and he was a "more people there was, the merrier it was" person. Brandon really loved hanging out with friends and colleagues at various Fine Restaurants, especially his favorite, The Mango Tree, and EVERY Tuesday was Family Wing Night at Buffalo Wild Wings. He also loved music, lots of cars, karaoke, sports, and was an avid Sports Card and Memorabilia Collector also having an affinity for wristwatches, especially the ones with diamonds.

Brandon was preceded in death by his Grandfather, Daniel Zdawczyk; Grandmother Virginia Kwiatkowski-Zdawczyk; Grandmother Vonetta Wilson-Fehr; Father Darrel D Zdawczyk and Uncle Dale Zdawczyk. He is survived by his wife, Deandra; son, "Little Brandon"; mother, Sharlene Lopez; stepfather, Robert "Bob" Lopez; Grandfather, Carlos Landrum; sister, Darlene Cox (Doug); brother Robbie Lopez; brother, Victor Lopez (Alexandra); Aunt, Carolyn Downey; Uncle, Eugene Harrison (Theresa); Uncle, Michael Wilson (Tammy); Uncle Dennis Zdawczyk (Connie), and Aunt Dawn Peterek ("Uncle Jim") and special friends which he considered family, Edward Holmes, Chad Long, Amber and Robbie Whiteman as well as a bunch of Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins, all of whom he loved very much. He also would like to thank his lots of clients that trusted him with their families insurance needs.

Family will receive friends at the Castillo Funeral Home 1757 Tremainsville Rd. Sunday from 3-8 P.M. where funeral services will be held Monday at 10 A.M. Instead of Flowers, please donate to the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association!

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December 7, 2019

Jule Berry

Berry, Jule, age 55 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 22, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH.

Kenneth "Keith" Campbell

Kenneth "Keith" Campbell, 66, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Toledo Hospital. He was born in Laredo, Texas on May 18, 1953 to Ken and Mary Ellen (Gunn) Campbell.

Keith graduated from Sylvania High School and received a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University. Keith joined the family business at age 16, until his retirement in 2018. He was the true visionary for Campbell Mechanical Services.

Keith was an avid boater having navigated throughout the Great Lakes and surrounding waters. He also enjoyed cruises, traveling, muscle cars, music and most of all spending time with his family.

Keith is survived by his wife of 42 years Kathryn (Cook) Campbell; son, K. Kristopher (Diana) Campbell, daughters, Kelsey Campbell and Kari (Joe) Christie all of Perrysburg, Ohio and sister, Katherine Blevins of Sylvania, Ohio. He adored his grandchildren Max, Kate, Luke, Ethan, and Theodore. He is also survived by his niece and nephews, Jacob, Colleen, and Michael. Keith was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends and family will be received at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 (419-874-3133) on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Keith's name to support the Dr. Tycel Phillips Research Fund at the University of Michigan. Checks may be made to "University of Michigan" and sent to the Michigan Medicine Office of Development, 1000 Oakbrook Dr., Ste. 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. You may also call 734-764-6777 or visit the website https://victors.us/keithcampbell to make your gift. Condolences may be made to the family online at:

www.witzlershank.com

Gerald K. Irmen

Jerry Irmen formerly of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Wednesday December 4, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the age of 74. Jerry retired from United Parcel Service after thirty years of service and relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Irmen and Mary Malosh Irmen. Jerry is survived by his son, Chad Irmen; sister, Janet Gall and brother, Bill Irmen. There will be no services.

Frances Jackson

Jackson, Frances L., age 79 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away December 4, 2019. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH

Barbara Nancy Lasko

Barbara Nancy Lasko, 90, died Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. She was born June 11, 1929, in Toledo. Barbara was previously employed with Hostess Bakery and retired from Northwood Schools where she worked in the cafeteria.

Barbara is survived by sons, Nick, Mark (Connie) and Jeff (Teresa); grandchildren, Joshua and Adam (Kelsey); great-grandchildren, Colton and Trucker; sister, Sylvia; niece and nephew, Barbara and Stephen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen; parents, Raymond and Louella Bolton and brother, Nick Large.

According to Barbara's wishes there will be no services. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions can be made to Wood County Humane Society.

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Betsy Jean (Watson) Moore

Moore (Watson), Betsy Jean, age 78 years, of Garner, NC passed away December 3, 2019. Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC

Maxine Marie Rutherford

Rutherford, Maxine Marie, age 85 years, of Green Springs, OH, passed away December 5, 2019. Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Green Springs, OH.

Richard “Dick” Spangler

Spangler, Richard “Dick”, age 74 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away December 6, 2019. Rodenberger - Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH.

Erwin E. Wenzlaff

Erwin E. Wenzlaff, 90, passed away on December 4, 2019 at The Toledo Hospital. He was born in Toledo on January 21, 1929 to Marie and Emil Wenzlaff.

Erwin attended Macomber High School before enlisting in The United States Army. He served his country honorably during World War II stationed in Heidelberg Germany where he was enlisted in Gen. Patton's office as a field officer. When he returned home, he was employed at Doehler-Jarvis where he met his wife of 60 years, Jean. Throughout their marriage, they enjoyed many wonderful trips throughout the world. After taking an early retirement, he opened and operated The Toledo Stamp Exchange and was a lifelong member of the Toledo Stamp Club.

He had a love for bowling and attended 50 national tournaments. Erwin bowled an 801 and was a member of The Toledo Bowling Hall of Fame. He enjoyed several Toledo senior card groups and was also a member of the GBU.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Sue Wenzlaff and Sandra Frank; grandsons, Joshua and Jonathon Frank; great-grandchildren Jailyn and Boston Frank. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean and brother Paul.

Friends are invited to visit on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2:00-6:00 P.M. in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave. where funeral services will begin on Monday at 11:00 A.M. Military honors and prayers will immediately follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. To send his family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

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Julian “Joe” Williford Jr.

Williford Jr., Julian H. “Joe”, age 75 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away December 5, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH

Lila Crozier Wood

With a devoted niece and nephew holding her hand, Lila died serenely on December 4, 2019 at the Genoa Care Center after a short hospitalization. She was 91.

Born in 1928 to Dale and Leona (Freimark) Crozier, Lila grew up in Elmore with a lively childhood and as an active member of the Elmore Christian Church.

Following graduation from Harris-Elmore High School in 1946, she was employed with Multiplex, eventually becoming office manager. In 1961 she began a 28-year career with Owens-Illinois in the Administrative Services Division, retiring in 1989. During many of her years at O-I, she maintained the schedules of the corporate aircraft and pilots.

When she married widower John H. Wood, II in 1957, she became the stepmother of three grown children, whom she loved just as she did each of her 16 Crozier nieces, nephews, and all their generations of progeny.

She was the oldest active charter member of Delta Chi Chapter of Sigma Alpha philanthropic sorority, which she joined in 1947.

Lila approached life with enthusiasm, whether it was her work, her love of gardening, cooking and entertaining, hosting family and friends, or her many travels and adventures with John.

Throughout her life, she brought abundant joy to many lives, and was grateful for having had wonderful parents, kind neighbors and dear friends. The source of her contagious joy and service to others was her strong faith and involvement with the church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, sisters Jean Crozier and Betty Riehm, brothers William D. and David E. Crozier, stepson Daniel G. Wood and numerous in-laws.

She is survived by brothers James P. and Thomas A. Crozier (Sharon), sister Sue Howe, 16 nieces and nephews and their families, stepson John H. Wood III, stepdaughter Susanne Miskelly, their families, and many other Wood family members.

Visitation is Sunday, December 8 from 1:00 – 6:00 P.M. at Crosser Funeral Home, Elmore-Genoa Chapel, 19550 W. SR 51. The funeral service will be Monday, December 9, at 11:00 A.M. at St. John's United Church of Christ, 448 E. Rice Street, Elmore. Interment will follow at Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery. The family suggests tributes to the church, the Harris-Elmore Public Library, Box 45, Elmore, OH 43416, or Heartspring, charity project of Sigma Alpha. The sharing of a memory or expressing a condolence may be shared at www.crosserfuneralhome.com.

December 6, 2019

Miss Barbara Lee Bell

Miss Bell, 82, passed November 29, 2019. She is survived by children, Darrell L. and Jeffrey E. Bell, Rashon L. Stallworth and Retha D. (Joe) Martin. Visitation 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2019, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, OH 43607. Funeral Services will be 12 noon Monday, December 9, 2019, at the United Vision Baptist Church, 821 E. Manhattan Blvd., 43608, preceded by a 11:00 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. Reverend Perry Harris, III, Pastor and Officiant.

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David A. Boroff

David A. Boroff, age 77, of Powell, Ohio; formerly of Metamora, passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Kobacker House Hospice in Columbus. He was born September 21, 1942 in Washington Courthouse, Ohio to the late Joseph Wesley and Hazel Lois (Stephenson) Boroff. David was a 1960 graduate of Metamora High School, and married his high school sweetheart, Peggy Woodward on August 21, 1964.

David worked as 25 years as a salesman for Jewell Tea Company. He then went to work for Meijers and was a greeter at the Central Avenue location for 20 years. He was known for giving out pennies to the kids so they could ride the horse carousel. David was a diehard Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Indians Fan. He also loved singing, whistling and telling jokes.

David will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 55 years, Peggy; children, Kelly (Bruce) Praul, Terry (Patricia) Boroff, Christine Boroff and Charles Boroff; grandchildren, David, Daniel and Ellen Praul and 3 step-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, December 7th at 1:00 p.m. at Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Metamora Fire Department.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

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Paul A. Brothers

Paul A. Brothers, age 77, of Toledo, passed away with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. He was born on December 2, 1942 to Clifford and Louise (Anello) Brothers in Toledo. Paul was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1960. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. For over 25 years Paul was a Manager with Foodtown Grocery Stores. When Paul wasn't working he could be found spending time with his family, camping and enjoying the simple life. He was also a lifelong member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 48 years, Nancy (Sheets) Brothers; children, Charles (Sherry) Brothers, Lisa (David) Hartford, Christopher (Hoa) Brothers and Kevin Brothers; grandsons, David, Jonathan, Aaron, Brandon, Hadyn and Lucas; great-grandchildren, Kelly and Gabriel; sister, Marilyn Hennessy and brother, Bob (Marybeth) Brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive guests on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2-8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with a Scripture Service in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. His Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019 at St. Michael the Archangel, 420 Sandusky St., Toledo, OH 43611 with Rev. David J. Cirata officiating. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

In Paul's memory memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Living Hospice.

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William A. “Bill” Cheatwood

Cheatwood, William A. “Bill”, age 71 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away December 3, 2019. Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, OH. As published in The Blade

John Wesley Chittum

Chittum, John Wesley, age 89 years, of LaSalle, MI, passed away December 2, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Steven C. Hines

Steven C. Hines, of Sylvania, OH passed away on December 2, 2019 at the age of 70. He was born and raised in Toledo, OH, the son of Richard Dale and Deloris (Muir) Hines and was a proud graduate of Rogers High School in Adams Twp. He attended the University of Miami (OH) and the University of Toledo. Steve dedicated his career to transportation management.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia (Ginny)(Okonski); children, Todd (Stephanie) and Krista (Eric) Moore; grandchildren, Logan, Landon, Alyssa, and Mason and sisters, Deborah (Hollis) Yates and Deanna Crawford.

Though he is gone, he will be remembered by many close friends and never forgotten by the family he loved.

Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a service following at 1:00 p.m. at King of Glory Lutheran Church, Sylvania, OH on Monday, December 9, 2019. Pastor Paul Schmidlin will officiate. Memorial donations are suggested to King of Glory Lutheran Church.

Arrangements by Thos. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home. (419)531-4424.

www.wisniewskifuneral.net

Mary Jane Howard

Mary Jane Howard, our beloved Aunt, passed triumphantly to her heavenly home on Monday evening, December 2, 2019. She arrived in this world on May 30, 1917, the youngest of three sisters born to Arthur and Florence (Yarrick) Howard in Toledo, Ohio.

She graduated with honors from the first graduating class of Thomas A. DeVilbiss high school and took advanced courses in business/secretarial studies. While at DeVilbiss, Mary Jane enjoyed several sports but none more than tennis and won an outright city championship in women's tennis. Her teenage years were spent with family in Toledo and many summers with family in Huron and Berlin Heights Ohio along Lake Erie where she loved swimming at Ruggles Beach. Mary began her career with a move to Hartford, Conn. as an executive secretary with a Hartford Insurance company. In her very early twenties she made this rather unusual move for a young woman just entering her first career employment.

After two years in Hartford, Mary Jane accepted an offer to become an executive secretary to many of the directors and presidents of Owens-Illinois, Inc. back in her hometown Toledo. For the next 33 years she was among the first women to hold executive secretarial positions within many of O-I's divisions including their corporate headquarters. She was an active member of the Onized Club of O-I employees and became an avid golfer on their women's golf leagues.

During her working years, Mary shared a home with her beloved mother Florence and together they traveled extensively throughout the continental United States and Canada enjoying scenic wonders from coast to coast. Mary's other passion was photography which she found particularly gratifying in capturing that "perfect shot" of outdoor scenes in nature as well as capturing innumerable photos of all her family members at holidays and other events. Mary continued her love for golfing well into her retirement years and could often be found on the greens at golf courses all over N.W. Ohio and S.E. Michigan.

In her spare time she also served as a secretary for Pilgrim Congregational UCC Church where she was a faithful member for many years. Gardening and tending to roses of all kinds was an especial interest she shared with her mother over a large portion of her life.

Throughout her life she loved her family without limit and was the compassionate caretaker for her mother and two sisters during their illnesses.

She was thrilled with the birth of her great nephews and nieces and participated in their lives whenever possible and then with the arrival of great, great nephews and nieces.

Mary was a fiercely independent spirit rooted in her steadfast faith in a loving and gracious God.

Mary Jane was pre-deceased by her parents and sisters, Mabel Harmon and Madeline Dibling. She is survived by four nephews, Dave (Sara) Dibling, Dan Dibling, Jon (Judy) Harmon and Rick Harmon. Also great nephew and niece, Brian (Dana) Dibling and Karen (Josh) Taylor and great, great nephews and nieces, Matthew and Connor Dibling and Morgan and McKenna Taylor.

The family expresses heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at Genacross Wolf Creek Campus Care Center and Hospice of N.W. Ohio for their tender and compassionate care of our beautiful Aunt over the past two years.

Private family services will be held for Mary Jane in the First Congregational UCC Church of Berlin Heights, Ohio and interment at the Riverside cemetery with the Reverend Casey Cain officiating. Memorial gifts may be directed to your local American Cancer Society or Hospice of Northwest Ohio 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home, Berlin Heights is honored to serve Mary's Family

Online condolences may be left at:

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Mary B. (Tanner) Krell

Mary B. (Tanner) Krell, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at age 83. She was surrounded by her loving family in her final days. Mary was born December 17, 1935, in Russellville, KY, to parents, Oath and Lily Tanner. In 1936, her family relocated to Toledo, OH, where Mary graduated from Woodward High School in 1953. She married Richard L. Krell September 25, 1959 and they raised three children together, Deborah, Gregory, and Todd. Over the years her family grew as she was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mary was a licensed hair dresser and ran a beauty shop from home. Her favorite activities included cooking, baking, gardening and fishing, but her favorite was spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She had a zest for life and was a kind hearted soul to all. Her character and work ethic were unmatched and she packed a lot of energy in her tiny frame.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, James 'Bo' Tanner and Donald G. Tanner; sisters, Betty J. 'Beaner' Gore and Evelyn 'Pid' Kemp; daughter, Deborah Minette Tanner; grandson, Benjamin D. Streight. She is survived by her husband, Richard; sons, Gregory (Deborah) Krell and Todd Krell; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was a beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter and friend.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Service, Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Regina Coeli Parish, 530 Regina Pkwy, Toledo, OH 43612.

Hobert “Hoby” G. Krouse

Krouse, Hobert “Hoby” G., age 88 years, of Montpelier, OH, passed away December 4, 2019. Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

Jason D. Langenderfer

Langenderfer, Jason D., age 38 years, of Maumee, OH, passed away December 4, 2019. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

Jose R. Martinez, Sr.

Martinez, Sr., Jose R., age 79 years, of Bryan, OH, passed away December 4, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, OH. As published in The Blade

Charles L. Mekbel 1944-2019

Charles Lawrence Mekbel, age 75, passed away among a group of friends while birding in one of his favorite spots, Watkins Lake on November 19, 2019. He was born in New York on July 30,1944 to Charles Mekbel and Evelyn Walter.

Chuck was a civil engineering graduate of Valparaiso University and served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. He worked for the Toledo Edison and retired as a Senior Engineer for Jones and Henry in Toledo Ohio. He had a passion for photography, birding, skiing, and caring for his animals. He was a member of the Jackson Audubon Society where he led tours of his favorite birding spots. There are many photos he has taken over the years on their website.

Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Cathy Lillo and brother in law, Greg Lillo; his two nephews, Scott and Kevin Degeeter and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service to honor Chuck will be held at Reeb Funeral Home 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, Sunday, December 8, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider The Audubon Society of Jackson County, Michigan.

Rest in Peace, Chuck. Online condolences to

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Hazel Elizabeth Mezo

Hazel E. Mezo, 95, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Arbors of Oregon, Hazel was born in Toledo, Ohio on June 22, 1924 to Andrew and Sophie (Bodnar) Mezo. She was a graduate of Davis Business College and worked as an executive secretary for Libbey Glass. Hazel was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing, and cherished the time spent with her extended family and friends. Hazel is survived by her sister, Lola Fitzpatrick along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, William Mezo.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Interment: Willow Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

Marilyn T. Miller

Marilyn T. Miller age 75, of West Toledo, passed away December 4, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, in Toledo. Marilyn was born in Toledo, June 5, 1944, to Joseph and Irene (Kliszewska) Michalak. A 1962 graduate of Central Catholic High School, she attended Davis Business Collage. Marilyn married Robert Miller October 23, 1965, in St. Hedwig Church and worked for Schill Corporation many years, until 2001. Marilyn had a friendly outgoing nature and would often turn strangers into friends. A devout Catholic who loved her family and her church, she will be remembered for her steadfastness and inner strength.

Surviving are her loving husband of 54 years, Robert; children, Christopher Miller, Kevin (Denise) Miller and Amy Jo Miller; grandchildren, Kimberly (Mohamed) Abdo, Kregg Miller and Katelyn Miller.

Marilyn's Life Celebration will begin Sunday December 8, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio 419-475-5055. The family will also receive friends Monday December 9th, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in St. Clement Catholic Church, where the Memorial Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The family would like to thank the care givers and staff of Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their wonderful care and compassion.

www.urbanskifuneralhome.com

Robin Lynn Scott

Scott, Robin Lynn, age 54 years, of Temecula, CA, formerly Monroe, MI, passed away November 17, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Paul Richard Silwester

Silwester, Paul Richard, age 93 years, of Ottawa Lake, MI, passed away December 4, 2019. Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI. As published in The Blade

Katherine Fern Walker

Walker, Katherine Fern, age 72 years, of Newport, MI, passed away November 30, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Alice J. (Grabarski) Wilczynski

Alice J. Wilczynski, 94, passed away on December 1, 2019 at the Heatherdowns Rehabilitation and Residential Care Center where she resided for many years. She was born on March 29, 1925 to Walter and Jane Grabarski in Toledo. Alice was a 1943 graduate of Central Catholic High School where she was a member of the Glee Club and Drama Club. Alice enjoyed her secretarial career and was employed at B.R. Baker, Bostwick-Braun Co., Dana Corporation, and as a legal secretary in the real estate dept. with Schumaker, Loop and Kendrick where she retired in 1989. Alice enjoyed reading biographies and books on history. She also enjoyed listening to Big Band music and dancing, which is where she met her husband, Roman, of 54 years. They were married on April 26, 1958, which was also the anniversary of their meeting in 1957. They enjoyed traveling to many interesting places in their later years on senior bus trips.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Roman; her parents; sister, Irene Brezinski; brother-in-law, David Brezinski; nephew, John Brezinski; sister-in-law, Dorothy Kowalski; stepfather, Joseph Chudzinski; and stepbrother, Stanley Chudzinski. Surviving are many nieces and nephews and special friend, Marcia Ramsey.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019, at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., at 10:00 a.m., where family and friends may visit after 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Heatherdowns Care Center for all their care and support, especially nurse Lynn Gralak, whom Alice loved dearly.

Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Douglas T. Williams Sr.

(July 11, 1926 - November 30, 2019)

Douglas T. Williams Sr., age 93, passed away peacefully November 30, 2019. He was born to James and Mary Williams in rural Sunflower County, Mississippi, the eleventh of thirteen children. At age seventeen, he enlisted in the United States Navy serving in the Pacific Theatre in World War II and received an honorable discharge in 1947. After his time in the Service, he began construction work as a day laborer with Art Mosaic and Tile Company in Toledo, Ohio. He continued to work for the company until its closure in 1975, rising to foreman and project manager on major construction sites throughout the United States, becoming the first African-American admitted to the local construction workers union. His work can be seen at airports, hospitals, schools and skyscrapers. After the company's closure, he worked for Ford Motor Company until his retirement in 1988.

Affectionately known by all as "Daddy Doug", he was loved and revered for his wit, wisdom, sense of humor and joy of life. He was a master storyteller who gave out countless pearls of wisdom that inspired hard work, common sense, honesty and integrity among all who knew him. Fiercely competitive, he enjoyed golf and bowling. He especially enjoyed amateur golf and won numerous trophies in tournaments around the Upper Midwest traveling with his local group nicknamed "The Weekend Duffers". He loved attending sports events and was an avid fan of The Ohio State University and Auburn University, his two adopted Alma Maters.

Preceded in death by his second wife, Cozetta, he is survived by his first wife, Virginia; sons, Douglas Jr., Larry (Regina), Michael (Patricia); sisters, Alice and Thelma; ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren, and a host of nephews, nieces and extended family. His exceptional life will continue to be an inspiration to all who have come to know and love him.

Services will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Greater Peace Missionary Baptist Church, 650 Jeter Ave., Opelika, Alabama 36801. Visitation at 10:00 am with celebration service at 11:00 am followed by internment at Town Creek Cemetery in Auburn, Alabama.

Harris Funeral Home is directing www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.com to view and sign registry.

December 5, 2019

Harold L. Blair

Blair, Harold L., age 82 years, of Wauseon, OH, passed away December 3, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Wendy Jo Butler

Wendy Jo Butler, age 52, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. She was born October 5, 1967 at Toledo hospital to Albert and Nancy Hatch.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Ronald Butler; son, John (Amanda) Blossom; daughter, Courtney Blossom (Albert); sisters, Norma (Steve) Fitch, Terri Thomas, Vicky (Norm) Whitaker and 3 grandchildren that she cherished dearly, AJ, Tera, Mackenzie.

There will be a celebration of life party for Wendy this summer that will be posted at a later time.

Kenneth "Keith" Campbell

Kenneth "Keith" Campbell, 66, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Toledo Hospital. He was born in Laredo, Texas on May 18, 1953 to Ken and Mary Ellen (Gunn) Campbell.

Keith graduated from Sylvania High School and received a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University. Keith joined the family business at age 16, until his retirement in 2018. He was the true visionary for Campbell Mechanical Services.

Keith was an avid boater having navigated throughout the Great Lakes and surrounding waters. He also enjoyed cruises, traveling, muscle cars, music and most of all spending time with his family.

Keith is survived by his wife of 42 years Kathryn (Cook) Campbell; son, K. Kristopher (Diana) Campbell, daughters, Kelsey Campbell and Kari (Joe) Christie all of Perrysburg, Ohio and sister, Katherine Blevins of Sylvania, Ohio. He adored his grandchildren Max, Kate, Luke, Ethan, and Theodore. He is also survived by his niece and nephews, Jacob, Colleen, and Michael. Keith was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends and family will be received at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 (419-874-3133) on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Keith's name to support the Dr. Tycel Phillips Research Fund at the University of Michigan. Checks may be made to "University of Michigan" and sent to the Michigan Medicine Office of Development, 1000 Oakbrook Dr., Ste. 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. You may also call 734-764-6777 or visit the website https://victors.us/keithcampbell to make your gift. Condolences may be made to the family online at:

www.witzlershank.com

Kenneth "Dotsy" DeArmond

Kenneth "Dotsy" DeArmond of Northwood, Ohio formally longtime resident of Oregon, Ohio, passed away December 2, 2019 at age 84 years. He was born August 9, 1935 to Robert and Julia (Dantzer) DeArmond. Kenny married Judith Danison on April 29, 1959. Ken served in the Army during the Korea War as part of the Armored Tank Division.

He boxed in the Golden Gloves and the United States Army; winning titles in both. Kenny boxed Pro for two bouts. Then was hired into N.Y.C. Railroad as a machinist apprentice, carman and certified welder repairman for 41 years. He was also a carpenter and owned his own fencing company. Kenny was very accomplished in all sports venues including football, baseball, basketball, and cross country. He coached sports in the Oregon Recreation System for over 25 years, winning numerous championships. Kenny was an avid golfer; golfing in Waite has-beens league. For his golfing exploits he has been playing over 60 years, and is the proud owner of both hole-in-ones, and double eagles. Kenny was a die-hard Michigan Wolverine fan, as he would say, "GO BLUE!!" He also loved his Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions.

Kenny is survived by beloved wife, Judy, of 60 years; loving children, Jeffrey (Tammy) DeArmond, Denise DeArmond, Diana (Thomas) Bolton; grandchildren, Robert DeArmond, Tim Bolton, Bill Davenport, Erica (Todd) Dominique, Julie (Norm) Kujawa; great-grandchildren, Bryn, Kenley, Miley, Mason, Theo, Kendyll, and Nolan; and sister-in-law, Lilan DeArmond. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Timmy DeArmond; and brother, Al.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440. S. Coy Road on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made out to the American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

Douglas Kent DeGood 1947 – 2019

Douglas Kent DeGood was born on May 4, 1947 in Tiffin Mercy Hospital, Tiffin, Ohio. His family moved to Toledo in 1956. He was a graduate of Whitmer High School, where he played basketball and served as Senior Class President, then received a Bachelors and Masters in Political Science from the University of Toledo. He was a program developer for the YMCA and also served on the county Board of Education. Always interested in politics and public service, he was elected to Toledo City Council in 1975. When he was elected mayor in 1977 at age 30, he was the youngest big-city mayor in the nation.

During his three terms as Mayor, there were both highs and lows. One of his proudest accomplishments was the building of the riverfront SeaGate complex and the Portside Festival Marketplace -- both cornerstones of Toledo's downtown development efforts. In June 1983, following his endorsement by local Democrats, he decided not to seek a fourth term. After owning a small business, he moved into consulting, and worked for several local companies and public entities. He and his wife Karen relocated to Atlanta in 2000.

Doug remained loyal to Toledo, reading The Blade daily and rooting for his beloved Rockets. Doug and Karen and their sons enjoyed camping and coproduced a public broadcasting series in 1988 called Carefree Camping.

Doug was a committed husband and dedicated and involved father, and was with his family in Washington D.C. for Thanksgiving when he fell and suffered a traumatic brain injury. He died Sunday, December 1st. in Georgetown University Hospital. Doug is survived by his wife of 44 years, Karen (Chapman); his sons, Alex (Nancy) and Kevin (Lucy); four grandchildren, Maya, Sasha, Gus and George and a sister, Janis Tobias (Tom). He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth (Casey) and mother, Freda DeGood.

Contributions in his memory may be made to a University of Toledo scholarship fund.

Pamela Sue Ekenbarger

Pamela S. Ekenbarger, 66, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Pam was born in Lima, Ohio and was raised by her parents John and Mary (Galimore) Decker. For over 20 years, Pam worked for BP and Stop & Shop. She enjoyed spending time with friends at her local casinos. Pam is survived by her dear friend Brenda Benster and her extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 4:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor's choice.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

Jerrold F. Gray, MD

Jerrold Franklin Gray MD, 67, passed away December 2, 2019 at his home in Waterville, Ohio. Jerrold was born April 16, 1952 in Cincinnati to Richard H and Helen (Bostrom) Gray. He was a graduate of the Medical College of Ohio class of 1995. Jerrold was a Psychiatrist working at the Maumee Valley Guidance Center from 1999 to his passing.

Jerrold is survived by his son Jeffrey of Philadelphia, his brothers, James (Ellen) of Woodstock IL, and John Gray of Tupelo, MS. He was preceded in death by his wife Diming in 2010 and his parents.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Peinert Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd. Waterville, OH. Graveside Funeral Services will be Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mason, Ohio. To leave an online condolence please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Betty Kessler

Born in 1927, Betty Kessler. died Tuesday, December 3, 2019. at Brookdale Assisted Living.

She was born Betty Wittes, the third of four farmer's daughters to Rosa and Frank Wittes in Waterville, Ohio. Their farm was classic, rural America: hard work, family, and rewards of the earth.

Betty was the only daughter to break out of the farm family pattern when she left to take nursing classes. She graduated nursing school with a goal to serve the fighting forces of World War II. The war ended before she was able to accomplish that goal, but the experience provided the opportunity to meet her future husband who had enlisted in the Navy, Raymond Kessler.

She became a dedicated housewife, and together, they had four children: Jeffray, Bradley, Robert and Jill.

Betty Kessler's life revolved around supporting her family, the congregation at Christ Lutheran Church, her neighbors and her circle of long-time friends. There were many casseroles cooked, birthday cakes baked, transportation provided, lessons taught, socks darned, cards sent, phone calls to the needy made, altars decorated, pillows sewn for the ailing, flowers arranged, and errands run. She also found time to volunteer at the hospital and she enjoyed painting.

Betty instilled in her children the same independence that inspired her to leave the farm: no nonsense, think for yourself, no excuses, do your best and remember your prayers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Kessler; as well as her parents and sisters. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The family would like to express special appreciation to the compassionate caregivers at Brookdale of Monroe, as well as support from friends and extended family.

Visitation will be Friday from 3pm until 7pm at the Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 203 E. Elm Ave., Monroe. A funeral service celebrating Betty's life will take place Saturday at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. She will lie in state from 10am until the funeral at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ray Kessler Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please make checks payable to: The Foundation at Monroe County Community College/Attention: Ray Kessler Scholarship, 1555 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe, Michigan 48161. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.allore.com

Misty Langschied

Langschied, Misty, age 49 years, of Findlay, OH, passed away December 2, 2019. Hanneman Funeral Home, Findlay, OH. As published in The Blade

Larry E. Meyers

Larry E. Meyers, age 80, of Millbury, Ohio passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Heritage Village of Waterville. He was born January 7, 1939 in Millbury, Ohio to Norman and Mildred Meyers.

Larry retired from Chrysler after many years of service. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his wife and grandchildren. He enjoyed playing his guitar and enjoyed trains.

Larry is survived by his children, Doyle (Elma), Brian, Kevin, Melissa; 9 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Brenda; brothers, Dave, Jim; and sister Shirley.

Memorial service will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 11:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville, Ohio.

Alice Kathryn Miller

Alice Miller was born in Toledo, Ohio, August 25, 1919, to Blair Newcomer Hagerty and Vileen (Yingling) Hagerty. When Alice was a child the family moved to Florida, and spent time in California and Oregon before returning to Toledo. Alice graduated from Scott High School in Toledo before attaining an Associate's degree from Kendall College in Evanston, Illinois. She then transferred to the University of Toledo, where she received her Bachelor's of Arts degree. In Toledo, Alice met Rev. Clarence Miller, and they married at St. John's Methodist Episcopal Church in 1940. They lived in a number of Ohio communities over the years as Clarence served congregations in the Ohio conference of the United Methodist Church.

Returning to Toledo for the long term in 1979, Alice taught elementary education with the Toledo Public Schools while Clarence served as a chaplain at Parkside Hospital. With Clarence, she was a longtime member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. They both enjoyed spending time with Alice's siblings and their families in Toledo, and travelling to conferences around the United States for hospital chaplains.

When Clarence passed away in 2005, Alice moved to Utica, Ohio, to reside with her son and his family. She is survived by her son, Bruce P. Miller, M.D., her daughter-in-law, Margaret Miller, grand-daughters Katherine (Theophane) Weber and Susan Miller, great-grand-daughter Josephine Weber, and many nieces and nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Anna M. Hackett, Winona Hable, and Marian Kest; and brother Blair Haggerty Jr. As published in The Blade

James Alva Ovall

James Alva Ovall, 83, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019. He was born August 15, 1936, in Toledo. James had worked on the railroad.

James is survived by sister-in-law, Doris Ovall; nieces, Vicki (Paul) Feher, Marilyn (Joseph) Korsak and Jodi Ovall; nephew, Michael Obrock; 7 great and 9 great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford G. and Edna Ovall; brother, Clifford E. Ovall; niece, Connie Obrock and nephew, Ronald.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Road in Oregon on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with a memorial service to be held at 11:30 a.m. The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

www.freckchapel.com

Dorene Katherine Patton

Dorene Katherine Patton age 62 of Defiance, Ohio formerly of Maumee passed away in her home on December 3, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 6, 1957 in Sharon Pennsylvania to Michael and Elinor (Drowne) Kuklinca and graduated from high school in West Middlesex, Pa. She enjoyed interior design, decorating her own home with each room being a different theme. She also enjoyed her cats and genealogy, tracing her family back to the American Revolution.

Preceded in death by her parents and sister Debra McLyman, she is survived by her husband Fred; step-sons Donald, James (Lori), Dr. David (Joyce), Michael (Melanie) and Frederick (Melissa) Patton; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and nieces Victoria Whelen and Jessica Selders.

There will be no visitation and services will be private. The family suggests memorials to Ovarian Cancer Connection 5577 Airport Hwy. Suite 206 Toledo, Ohio 43615 or Friends and Felines Rescue Center 14597 Power Dam Rd. Defiance, Ohio 43512. Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee assisted the family and condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com

Michael R. Schack

Schack, Michael R., age 75 years of Elmore, OH, passed away December 3, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH. As published in The Blade

Laura M. Scherer

Laura M. Scherer, passed away peacefully surrounded by love on Thursday, November 14, 2019. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on October 23, 1950.

Laurie's lifelong passion for adventure and new experiences took her around the world, her own back yard and everywhere in between. Whether she was on a boat heading down the Danube or at the local park, her quick wit and dry sense of humor showed through. You could often find her playing golf, a competitive game of scrabble, reading a novel or supporting the Arts. Laurie was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and had a love of learning, attending classes at Lourdes University (just for fun). She enjoyed spending time with all her friends and had a busy social life, there were always people to meet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, card games, book club, anything involving the outdoors and of course trips. All of which was only outdone by her love for her children and especially her grandchildren, supporting them in every way possible.

Laurie was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Irene Bass, brothers Jerry Bass, Ron Bass and her husband, William (Rich) Scherer. Laurie is survived by her former husband, Brad Topolski; daughter, Elizabeth (Andy) Furniss; son, Mark (Angie) Topolski; and grandchildren, Hunter and Olivia Topolski and Max and Henry Furniss; brother Rick Bass; and sister Mary Denner.

There will be a Celebration of Life held in her honor on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Olander Park Nederhouser Community Hall, 6930 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania Ohio 43560. The family will receive guests at 11 a.m. Pastor Brian Haller will open the Celebration at noon.

Contributions in Laurie's memory can be made to the Metroparks Toledo Foundation, 5100 W. Central Ave. Ste A, Toledo, Ohio 43615 or https://metroparkstoledofoundation.org/ways-to-give/ To leave a special message for Laurie's family, please visit www.toledocremation.com

Gerilyn J. Selmek

Selmek, Gerilyn J., age 63 years, of Temperance, MI passed away December 3, 2019. Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Helen E. Specht

Helen E. Specht, age 83, of Toledo, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 18, 1936 in Toledo, OH to Leo and Mary (Szymanski) Klocinski. Helen was employed as an instructor for the "Easy Method Driving School" for 15 years, and as an office assistant at the St. Vincent Sleep Disorder Center, retiring from the latter in 1995. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Adalbert Catholic Church, a member of the Harbor View Yacht Club, and past president of the Yacht Club Auxilary. She was a lifelong sports enthusiast and an avid University of Michigan fan. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother and homemaker, she will be dearly missed.

Helen is survived by her children, Nita Specht, Regina Smelser, Karen Specht, Albert (Barb) Specht Jr., John Specht, and Laura (Chuck) Hackenberg; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Klocinski; and her dog, "Miss Muffin". She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert Specht Sr.; son, Larry Specht; great-granddaughter, Desiree Rapp; son-in-law, Dan Smelser; and brother, Daniel Klocinski.

Visitation will be Friday, December 6 from 4-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass in Saints Adalbert & Hedwig Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial tributes may be given to ProMedica Ebeid Hospice. Condolences can be shared at

www.sujkowski.com

Evangelist Shirley Ann Sutton

Evangelist Shirley Ann Sutton, age 78 of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Promedica Toledo Hospital under the care of Promedica Hospice. Evangelist Shirley was born on July 29, 1941 to the union of Watson and Oretha (Wade) Hudson in Plant City, Florida.

Evangelist Shirley was a graduate of Jesup W. Scott High School and Calvary Bible Institution and was licensed as an Evangelist. She was a member of Word Of Faith Ministries/Toledo. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for Surface Combustion for over 30+ years, Johnson's Janitorial Services, PMBA Architects, LLC, and Metzgers/Mom Squad. She was known for her love for the Lord, a praiser and a woman of great faith.

Elder Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Reverend Rudolph Sutton. She is survived by her children Charles Russell Jr. (Lancaster, OH), Damon Russell Sr., Karen Hardiman, Pamela (Quanny) Garmon, Alan J. Sutton, Kimberly J. Garrett, Angelia R. Williams, Lane Sutton and her grandson whom she raised as her own child Emanuel Sutton; she is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; great, great grandchildren. Siblings, James (Jennifer) Hudson Sr. (Gardenia, California), Paul (Mary) Hudson Sr., Crystal Draper (Douglasville, Georgia); caregivers, her niece and nephew Pastor Terry J. and Bishop Kevin A. Sutton, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Friends may visit at Dale Riggs Funeral Home Chapel, 572 Nebraska Ave. on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will take place at The Arc Church, 2500 Nebraska Ave., on Saturday, December 7th where the wake will be held at 10:00 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Bishop Kevin A. Sutton, Sr. Pastor of Word Of Faith Ministries, Eulogist and Elder Rodney L. Holmes, Officiate. Interment Services will follow in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Calbert Lee Temple

Calbert Lee Temple, age 96, of Toledo, passed away November 29, 2019 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Calbert was born September 20, 1923 in Toledo to David and Mamie (Miles) Temple. He was a 1942 graduate of Libbey High School and was on the 1941 state championship football team and in the late 1990s was inducted into the Libbey High football hall of fame.

Calbert was drafted into the U.S. Army in March of 1943 and served overseas during WWII with the 103rd Quartermaster Mobile Battalion in various European Theater of Operations including Rhineland (Germany) and during the D-Day Battle of Normandy in France. He received the EAME (European-African-Middle East) Ribbon with three Bronze Service Stars. After the war, in 1945 he attended the University of Toledo on the G.I. Bill.

In 1954, he was a member of the first group of African American firemen appointed to the Toledo Fire Department. After serving 10 years with the Toledo Fire Department at Station 8 - Platoon B located at Indiana and Division Streets in the heart of the Toledo black community, Calbert was employed with the Ford Motor Company in Detroit. He subsequently joined the purchasing department of Chrysler Corporation at the Toledo Stamping Plant, and later ended his career retiring in 1986 at the Chrysler tank plant in Lima, Ohio not long after General Dynamics acquired the plant.

In addition to his parents, Calbert was also preceded in death by his children, Orville Temple and Oona Temple-Lucienne. He is survived by his children, Calbert R. (Pat) Temple, Oney (Joyce) Temple, Brent A. Temple, Oscar L. (Sandra) Temple, Brad L. Temple, Bernadette J. Temple-Graham, and adopted children Dominique M. Tatum and Monique M. Tatum along with 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive guests Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo.

Memorial contributions may be made to African American Legacy Project, 1326 Collingwood Avenue, Toledo in the memory of Calbert Lee Temple.

To leave a special message for the family, please visit

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Arlene Joan (Barden) Wilson

Arlene Joan (Barden) Wilson, age 80, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Sylvania, Ohio and Fayette, Ohio passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019. Arlene was born July 1, 1939 in Wauseon, Ohio. She is survived by her children Holly Wilson, Steven (Jody) Wilson, and Gretchen (Sam) Strausbaugh; six grandchildren Sadie (Austin) Piller, Spencer (Esther) Strausbaugh, Demma Strausbaugh, Noah Strausbaugh, Quinton Strausbaugh, and Nolan Wilson; and great-grandson Banks Piller. For this family Arlene is eternally grateful. They have been the joy of her life. Arlene is also survived by her sister Bette Hudnutt and many nieces and nephews. Arlene was a school treasurer for many schools in Ohio for over 40 years. She was also active in her local and state school business officials' associations. Arlene and her family wish to thank all the blood donors and the American Red Cross that helped her live her life to the end. Also, thanks to the staff in the infusion clinic at The James Cancer Hospital and Dr. Alison Walker and her staff. Arlene wants to be remembered for her humor, smile, and always having a positive attitude. Eclesiasties 3:1,4 " To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance." Let this be a time to laugh and a time to dance. In memory of Arlene, please donate to the charity of your choice and "always remember me as your friend." A private memorial service will be held in the future. Services entrusted to the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 North High Street, Worthington. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share fond memories or condolences.

Lila Wood

Wood, Lila, age 91 years, of Elmore, OH, passed away December 4, 2019. Crosser Funeral Home, Elmore, OH. As published in The Blade

December 4, 2019

Donna Mae (Fahringer) Baringer

Baringer, Donna Mae (Fahringer), age 67 years, of Napoleon,OH, passed away December 2, 2019. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Charlotte Anne Bates

Charlotte Anne Bates, 90 of Holland, Ohio passed away at 9:31 a.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. Charlotte was born July 19, 1929 in Toledo to Alva and Lillian (Champion) Gibson. She graduated from Holland High School with the class of 1947. Charlotte worked hard to support her family working at various places, finally taking retirement in 1973 as a cook at the Springfield High School after twenty years.

Charlotte received her spiritual nourishment through Providence Lutheran Church in Holland, where she was a charter member. She was a very kindhearted woman, always giving and has sponsored several orphan children throughout the years. In her free time, Charlotte enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing cards such as pinochle and euchre, and spending time at Bunko Club. Throughout the years she never forgot a birthday and continued to drive through her 89th birthday.

She is survived by three children, Christine (John) Reneger of Toledo, David (Deborah) Bates of Whitehouse and Duane (Terri) Bates of Holland; grandchildren, Angela(Israel) Montemayor, Julie (Michael) Zaleski, Jason (Stephanie) Reneger, Kelly (Mark) Jacobs, Jeffery Bates and Alan Bates; and nineteen great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Loving husband of fifty-seven years, Leland Bates in 2005 and brother, Gene Gibson.

Friends may gather from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Neville-Shank Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland (419)865-8879. She will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. at Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Highway, Holland, OH till a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019. She will be laid to rest at Springfield Twp Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Providence Lutheran Church, online guests can leave words of comfort or share a memory by visiting www.neville-funeral.com.

Barbara R. Brandeberry

Brandeberry, Barbara R., age 89 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away November 30, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Todd M Byczynski

Todd Byczynski, age 51, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Todd was born on March 21, 1968 in Toledo to Stanley and Mary Byczynski. He graduated from Bowsher High School in 1987 and worked 23 years at Toledo Machining in Perrysburg as a Millwright. Todd had a great love for his children, his Harley, and Steelers Football. He was a hardworking man with a heart of gold who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need.

Todd is survived by his loving parents, Stanley and Mary Byczynski; children, Jacob and Nicole Byczynski; brothers, Mark and Scott Byczynski; sisters, Julie and Robin Byczynski, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

Visitation will take place on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43614 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Final disposition will be private for the family.

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Eli James Clevenger

Eli J. Clevenger, 78, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully at his home, Monday, December 2, 2019. Eli was born in Newport, Tennessee on April 5, 1941 to James and Docia (Hance) Clevenger. On February 18, 1961, he married his dear wife Joan. Eli worked for Fondessy Enterprises and Enviro Safe for many years. He was a devoted NASCAR fan, following Rusty Wallace and Richard Petty. In his free time Eli enjoyed playing the lottery and trips to his favorite casinos.

Eli is survived by his sons, Bryan (Julie) Clevenger and Dennis (Jan) Clevenger; grandchildren, Ryan, Hannah, Jimme, Paige, Blake, Jonah, and Luke; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Harper; sisters, Betty Bazar, Nita Beauchamp, Mary Conley (Mickey), and Faye Morey, along with many loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joan; son, James Clevenger; brothers, Raymond Clevenger and Bobby Clevenger; and sisters, Carolyn Adams, and Patricia Bijarro.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment: Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio.

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Brent Edward Derr

Brent Edward Derr, 53 of Toledo, formerly of Fostoria, Ohio died Sunday, November 24, 2019 at UTMC in Toledo, OH. He was born August 9, 1966 in Fostoria, Ohio to Richard Derr & Lorraine Livers but Brent was raised by his mother Gloria Jean Derr.

Surviving are brother, Brian (Lea) Derr of Risingsun; sisters, Katina (Jonathan) Jones of Helena, Donna (Earlie) Reeves of Toledo, Delores Pichardo of Fostoria, Kelly Livers of Dayton; step sisters, Veronica (Chad) McCray of Stevensville, MI, Patty (Dwyane) Jasper of Woodbridge, VA. Also many loving nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by all three parents; sister, Tina Derr; step sisters, Karen Livers and Peggy Lang.

Brent worked at Lott Industries in Toledo, he loved his family and spending time with them and his friends at the group home. He also loved McDonald's french fries.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, Ohio with Pastor Mark Self officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

Memorials can be made to the Conteh Group Home in Toledo

Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hffh.net

Edward Dotson

Edward Dotson, age 70 of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday November 26, 2019. Edward was born on October 10, 1949 in Toledo, Ohio, to the union of D C and Maggie (Virginia Pettaway) Dotson. He was a graduate of Libbey High School and went on to become an ordained Baptist Minister.

Edward is survived by his children, Lynnetta Dotson, Elliott (Kina) Dotson, Edward L. (Evangeline) Willis, Myron Dotson, Susan Hamilton, Dana Beach, Ja'Maya Dotson; Kelvin Harris; 31 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Betty Dotson, Dorothy (Nemon) Hayes, Patricia Allen, Denise (Ronald) Harvey-Stokes and Rickey Harvey; best friend, Moses McClair and special friend, Glenda Hawkins. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, D C and Maggie Dotson; sister, Flora Haynes; brother, David Harvey; grandson, Edward Shaw and one great-granddaughter.

Friends may visit at the Dale Riggs Funeral Home Chapel, 572 Nebraska Ave. where visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wake service will be at Jerusalem Baptist Church 445 Dorr St. Friday at 10:00 a.m. followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m. Interment Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Eugene C. Fast Jr.

Eugene "Gene" Fast Jr., 76, passed away December 2, 2019 at West Park Place. He was born December 17, 1942 to Luella and Eugene Fast Sr. Gene attended Macomber High School for 3 years, where he excelled at basketball, football and track before transferring to and graduating from Arlington High School. He was a Scheduling Manager at LOF/Pilkington for 35 years before retiring. Gene was an avid golfer, who enjoyed traveling with his buddies to many courses and had several holes in one. He also enjoyed fishing, taking many trips to Canada and deep sea fishing with his friends. Gene also traveled to Ft. Myers, Florida for many years, where he spent time with friends from Toledo. He especially cherished family sports activities, coaching his son's little league baseball teams at Larchmont Elementary School and Churchill's travel team as well as watching his grandchildren's many sporting events.

Gene is survived by his sons, Mike and Dave (Lisa) Fast; grandchildren, Bailey, Riley, Chad and Chelsea Fast; great grandchildren, Chloe and Paizley Fast and sister-in-law, Paula Fast. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Donna in 2018; son, Jeff Fast and brother, Roger Fast.

Special thanks to Connie Thompson of Visiting Angels for the loving care.

Friends are invited to visit from 2:00 p.m.. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, where services will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday. Interment will follow at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, www.jimmyv.org. Condolences for Gene's family may be expressed online at www.ansberg-west.com

Ruth Newmark Gold

Ruth Newmark Gold, died peacefully, Monday afternoon, December 2, 2019 in Toledo OH. She was a lifelong resident of Toledo, OH. She was born August 11, 1926.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Jerold Harvey Gold; and children Nancy A. Gold, Lawrence A. Gold, and Michael D. Gold MD. She is also survived by a grandson, Samuel E. Gold.

She was a member of the first graduating class (1944) of Whitney Vocational Haigh School and attended Mary Manse College as well as the University of Toledo. She was a lifetime member of Temple B'nai Israel and active with the synagogue's Sisterhood and other activities.

Ruth belonged to several professional and service organizations including: National Secretaries Association; Legal Administrators' Association; Women's Institute on Human Relations; and more. She Volunteered for UNICEF, as well as Friends of the Library (Lucas County – Washington Branch).

Ruth was a retired from both Owens Corning and Family Services of Northwest Ohio. Her interests included Bridge, Canasta, Maj Jong, traveling/cruising, women's organizations, baking, "feeding" friends and family, volunteering. She was also a multiple Cancer Survivor.

The family is especially appreciative of the loving care provided by Hospice of Northwest Ohio and her home care givers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charities of your choice.

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Saul “Sabby” J. Gonzales

Gonzales, Saul “Sabby” J., age 59 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away November 28, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Christine Grill-Turco

Christine Grill-Turco died on the 1st of December 2019, after an extended battle with cancer, beating the odds and living actively until the end. She was 62 years old.

She is survived by her long-term partner, Jim Miller; son, Michael Sebastian Turco (Nicholas); brother, Anthony Grill; stepdaughter, Traci Turco-Mahler (Chris); stepsons, Bill Turco (Stephanie) and Dan Turco; and many close friends and relations in a large extended family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sebastian Grill Jr.; stepmother, Carol Hedler; stepdaughter, Melissa Turco-Weatherly; cousins, Tammy Peace-Heard and Howard Peace; aunt, Rosemary Grill-Peace; grandparents, Sebastian Grill Sr. and Margaret Carroll, and many beloved friends and family members.

Christine was born on the 16th of February 1957 in Toledo, Ohio and spent her youth in Toledo, Cleveland, and San Diego. She later became a long-term resident of Elmore, and Gibsonburg, Ohio, thoroughly enjoying small town life.

She attended school at the Sacred Heart School, Cardinal Stritch High School, and Waite High School. Later in life she continued her education with the Ohio State University Extension program.

She enjoyed travelling and spending time in Germany, California, Mexico, New York City, England, Spain, Italy, Florida, Maine, and Canada. Learning from her father, she was a well-regarded cook and enjoyed making old and new recipes and feeding everyone and anyone. Her biggest passion was horticulture and she was recognized for her green thumb and forthright taste for exotic and unusual plants. She enjoyed touring regional greenhouses with her partner Jim and developing new planting ideas.

Christine lived according to her own rules, overcoming many burdensome circumstances along the way. She was known as a trusting and sincere friend to anyone in need. She was an intensively loving mother, partner, aunt, cousin, sister and friend, and will be missed profoundly.

Friends will be received at Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 (419-874-3133) on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 12:00 p.m., followed by internment in Helena and luncheon in Elmore. Online condolences may be left at

www.witzlershank.com

Marcia J. Henninger

Marcia J. Henninger, 79, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 30, 2019 in her home. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 19, 1940 to John and Maude (Lawton) Takacs. She graduated from Clay High School in 1958 and worked as receptionist with several local businesses. Marcia was a member of First St. John Lutheran Church and volunteered for 17 years with Bay Park Hospital.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Darold E.; daughter, Debra J. Henninger of Margate, FL; son, Michael J, (Julie) of Bloomfield Hills, MI; grandchildren, Conner M. and Lydia S.: sisters, Joan Probasco and Meri Askins; sister-in-law, Judy (Jim) Gephart and special friends, Doug and Georgette Ensign

and Wayne and Darla Dreier.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Rd., Oregon, Ohio on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy for Marcia are asked to consider First St. John Lutheran Church or The Victory Center 5532 Central Ave. Toledo, OH.

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Nancy Holloway

Nancy Holloway passed away quietly in her home on Sunday, December 1, 2019. She was born to Seymour and Mildred Holloway on July 30, 1939. Nancy lived all her life on Lose Road, Monclova. She graduated from BGSU and began a 35 year career teaching third and fourth grade at Whitehouse Elementary School in the Anthony Wayne School district.

During the summers, Nancy always had an extensive garden and traveled around the US as time permitted. In later years, she spent a lot of time assisting with the care of her mother and father. Around 1980, she had a home built on the farm and lived there until her death. After retirement, she finally had time to pursue her passion in art, painting in particular. Nancy attended classes at Crosby Gardens in Toledo and workshops in Myrtle Beach, SC. Family members treasure her work with oils and watercolors.

Nancy is survived by her sister, Ruth Stafford; and two brothers, Charles (Carol) Holloway and Robert (Jennifer) Holloway. She adored her nieces and nephews: Jeff and Russ Stafford, Julie, Steve, Mark and Mary Holloway, Robyn Holloway, Heather Peliski and Lisa Trumbull. She had nine great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great nieces.

Nancy was an animal lover, especially dogs. She always had a fox terrier, most recently Abby, who just passed away. They spent many happy hours roaming the farm.

Family and Friends will be received on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Swan Creek Cemetery, Monclova. Memorial contributions may be made to Toledo Area Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Lucius Jackson Jr.

Lucius J. Jackson Jr. 63, passed away November 25, 2019 in his home. He was born July 7, 1956, in Eastman, GA.

Surviving are sisters, Dorothy Ferguson, Tampa, Fl and Valeria Wright, Eastman, GA; special friends, Jaunita Dillard, Ronald Harris Anthony Gregory and other relatives and friends.

Memorial Service will be Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at The House Of Day Funeral Chapel

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Philip R. Joelson, Esq.

Philip R. Joelson, Esq., 85, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2019.

He was born April 19, 1934 and lived most of his life in the Toledo, Ohio community. Phil graduated from his beloved Scott High School, Toledo University, and THE OHIO STATE UNIVERISITY SCHOOL OF LAW. His 40+ year professional career included Private Practice and Partnerships; most notably as a Trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court. He was also a United States Army Veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. Along with his faith, love of family and philanthropic heart, Phil was a self-proclaimed food critic and enjoyed sharing his love of Jazz & Blues.

Surviving Phil are his wife, Dorene; his children, Harlan, Doev, Jenifer Espeut, Daryl Beckles and Bonnie; step-daughter, Lori Miller; former spouse, Evelyn Asher (Swartz), and 16 grandchildren. Phil was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry; step-daughter, Leslie Miller and two grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a Memorial Contribution to Ebeid Hospice @ Flower Hospital whose Caregivers kind hearts gave Phil and Family comfort and peace!

His funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019, at Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 N. Reynolds Road. Burial will follow in Beth Shalom Cemetery.

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Patricia A. Johnson

Patricia "Pat" A. Johnson, 81, of Genoa, Ohio, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019, at the Genoa Retirement Village. She was born in Oak Harbor, Ohio, the daughter of Harold and Mary (Bodi) Van Etten, on February 5, 1938. She was a graduate of Genoa High School, class of 1957. Pat married Dave Johnson in Toledo, Ohio, on August 18, 1963, and after 40 years of marriage on November 4, 2003, he preceded her in death.

Pat above everything loved her family and her pet dogs, cherishing every minute she spent with them. She enjoyed watching sports and shared her enthusiasm with everyone as an avid Ohio State Football fan. In her quiet time, she was a voracious reader; and when she lived in Florida, she enjoyed traveling with her husband.

Pat is survived by her children, Tom (Shirley) Taviano and Jennifer (Mike Bain) Belsky; four grandchildren that she raised with her daughter, Jennifer, Allison, Rachel, Jonathan and Jacob; four grandchildren from her son, Tom, Erin, Gus, Travis and Ayla; her great grandchild, Kennedy Ann; brother, Dan (Earleen) Van Etten; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Phillip and Jim Van Etten and sister, Marilyn St. Marie.

The family will be holding private memorial services on Saturday, December 7, 2019, and suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Genoa Retirement Village, 300 Cherry St., Genoa, OH 43430. Online condolences may be shared at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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Janet Marie Knott

Janet M. Knott, 75, of Oregon, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born on November 29, 1943 in Toledo, Ohio to Charles and Helen Benson. Janet was a 1961 graduate of Central Catholic High School. She worked various places over the years including: St. Vincent's Medical Center, Clark Dodge & Co., Libbey Owens Ford and Sears in Northwood. In her spare time, Janet enjoyed crocheting, listening to Elvis music, traveling and visiting casinos. Most of all she loved spending time with her family, camping, dining out, attending her grandchildren's sporting activities and planning family gatherings. She will be dearly missed.

Janet is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, John; daughters, Jackie (Shawn) Kinnee, Tammy (Mike) Kaseman and Jeanette (Matt) Swiergosz; grandchildren, Shelby and Mackenzie Kaseman and Kyle and Noah Swiergosz; sister, Marilyn (Jim) Lau and her brother, Roland (Joanne) Benson. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Margie Davo; infant son, Steven Robert Knott and infant daughter, Cheryl Ann Knott.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Friday, December 6, 2019, from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. where the rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Prayers will begin on Saturday in the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. and continue on with the funeral Mass to be held at 1:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be.

So He closed His arms around you And whispered "Come to Me". You didn't deserve what you went through and so He gave you…rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. And when I saw you sleeping So peaceful, free from pain, I could not wish you back To suffer that again.

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Lillian J. Knutson

Knutson, Lillian J., age 84 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away December 1, 2019. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH. As published in The Blade

Barbara Ann McCarthy

McCarthy, Barbara Ann, age 63 years, of Portage, OH, passed away November 29, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Patricia S. Miller

Patricia S. Miller, 71, passed away on December 1, 2019 at Glass City Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Fremont, Ohio on October 10, 1942 to Viola and Eugene Mehling.

Pat was a graduate of Mary Manse College. Prior to her retirement, she was employed for 42 years at Mercy Health Systems as a Medical Technologist and Labotanist. She was a devote Catholic and a longtime member of The Most Holy Blessed Sacrament Parish.

She is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Gilbert; daughter, Megan (Robert) Giltz; 3 grandsons and brothers, Fred and Joe Mehling.

Friends are invited to visit after 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at The Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 2240 Castlewood Dr. where the Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Michael Geiger Officiant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to make contributions are asked to consider her church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ansberg-West Funeral Directors, 419-472-7633. To send her family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com

Dr. Terence J. Mohler

Dr. Terence, "Terry", Mohler, passed into eternity with Christ on December 1st, 2019.

He was married to his beloved wife Carol for 60 years before her passing in 2014. He is survived by his three children; Renee Weaver (Mike), John, and Tim (Jackie). He is also survived by six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

During his 90 years, Terry was involved in numerous life roles such as husband, parent, grandparent, great grandparent, soldier (Korea 1952-53) student (six degrees), teacher with Toledo Public Schools (teacher supervisor), counselor, psychologist with TPS and private practice, coach (football and cross country), runner (49 marathons and ultra-marathons), milkman, security, gardener, fisherman, and in various activities focused on service to others.

Terry was an active member in the Maumee Rotary (as past President and recipient of several Paul Harris Medals), Rotary District 6600, Rotary International STRIVE program at Maumee High School, Swan Creek Daybreakers, Toledo Road Runners, St Joseph's Parish Maumee, St. Patrick's Parish (Heatherdowns), Knights of Columbus (Fourth Degree), Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 1115), Lucas County Veterans Burial Corps (Captain and Chaplain), American Legion, Psychological Associates (Founder), and numerous psychological and counseling organizations.

He was listed in many research papers as well as in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, and National Biography.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, December 7th at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH 43614, at 10:00 a.m. where the family will begin greeting guests at 9:30 a.m. There will be a luncheon immediately following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, Terry requested that donations be made to St Patrick's Parish or Rotary STRIVE program. Please view and sign our online "guest registry" at CoyleFuneralHome.com

Mary Lou N. Palmer

Mary Lou, age 85, beloved sweetheart and wife of Jerry, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 30, 2019 with her family by her side, after a tenacious struggle to overcome complications from surgery. Mary Lou was born to parents Hugo and Naomi Saneholtz in 1934.

Mary Lou leaves behind the husband she loved for 65 years, Jerry; three children, Doug (Vickie) Palmer of Powell, OH, Joan (Todd) Meyer of Maumee, OH, and Todd Palmer of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Brianne (Jason) Kramer, Amanda (Antione) Drakeford, Tom (Rachel) Palmer, Maggie and Molly Palmer; great-grandchildren, Ava and Emma Kramer, Winston and Wyatt Drakeford. She also leaves a brother-in-law, Robert Masters; two sisters-in-law, Bernetta Saneholtz and Nancy Saneholtz and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mary Lou was preceded in death by sister, Lavon and brother-in-law, Perry Tucker; brother, Wilber and sister-in-law, Grace Saneholtz; brother, Orville Saneholtz; sister, Damaris Saneholtz; sister, Ardith Masters; brother, Norris "Tony" and sister-in-law, Paula Jean Saneholtz; brother, Paul Saneholtz; sister, Lois and brother-in-law Merl Bauman.

After Mary Lou graduated from Liberty Center High School in 1952, she worked as the bookkeeper for Snyder Appliance Center for a short period of time before beginning her career at Campbell Soup Company. While working at Campbell Soup Company, Mary Lou began as a secretary and ended her career as the administrative assistant for the senior purchasing agent. Mary Lou also worked at the Henry County Clerk of Courts Title Department for many years. One of her greatest joys was being a busy homemaker and helping alongside her husband on the family farm. She enjoyed driving the tractors and grain trucks and completing any task to get the job done well. Mary Lou had a great appreciation for Mother Nature and all of God's creatures. She was a member of Sharon United Methodist Church. In her free time, Mary Lou enjoyed baking, sewing, reading, flower gardening, and creating and sending beautiful handmade greeting cards. She will be remembered for her quick wit, her great sense of humor, her sweet, kind spirit, her gentle, nurturing presence and her endless supply of selflessness. She lived her life being a hardworking, compassionate person setting a wonderful example for everyone around her. She was an exceptional individual who will be dearly missed.

Family and friends will be received at the Rodenberger–Gray Funeral Home, 1010 Westmoreland Ave., Napoleon, OH from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 6 and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 7.

Funeral services will be held at the Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home on Saturday, December 7 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Grelton Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Henry County Humane Society or Sharon United Methodist church.

Rosalia Pawliski

Rosalia Pawliski, 95, of Toledo, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019. She was born July 18, 1924, in Poland and was the daughter of Bernard and Alvina Hupp.

Rosalia was a former member of Rosary Cathedral from 1946 until 1975 when she became a member of Most Blessed Sacrament, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society. Rosalia was a very proud member of the License Practical Nurses Association of Northwest Ohio for 30 years and served as president of Division 9 for 6 years. She was also a member of the American Legion Post 545 and served as an officer. Rosalia was a longtime member and volunteer of the Eleanor Kahle Senior Center. She also volunteered at the Red Cross, UAW and Most Blessed Sacrament Church distributing communion at nursing homes among other things.

She worked at the Ursuline Center for 14 years and as an LPN at Flower Hospital for 32 years.

Survivors include her sons, Frank P. Pawliski and William J. (Darla) Pawliski; daughters, Josephine Cole, Theresa "Teri" Pawliski and Kathryn Pawliski; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren with 1 boy on the way and 2 great-great grandchildren. She married Frank Pawliski in 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1995. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Willie Hupp.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, from 3-8 p.m. at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, (between Secor and Douglas Roads). Prayers will begin from the funeral home on Friday at 10:30 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at 11 a.m., at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 2240 Castlewood Drive at Bellevue Road. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

Online condolences may be sent to Rosalia's family at

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Timothy Perry

Timothy Perry born July 20, 1958, passed away peacefully at his brother's home on November 25, 2019.

He is survived by his significant other, Tina Harris; his children, Beverly, Brandy, Carrie, Tim, TC and Robert; brothers, Robert Perry (Jeff Taft) and Richard Perry and sister, Helen Perry. He was preceeded in death by his parents, Robert and Christine Perry and sister, Lois. He enjoyed fishing with his brother-in-law, Earl Marshall.

A Life Celebration Ceremony to be held at The Toledo Sports Center, 1516 Starr Ave. on December 7, 2019, from 2-5 p.m.

Rita D. Sens

Helena- Rita D. Sens, 91, of Perrysburg passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on August 7, 1928 in Chicago, IL to the late Charles and Mary (Geraci) Saccaro.

Rita's greatest passion was for her husband of 66 years and her 8 children. Her children knew her as a loving mother they could count on to be there day or night for advice, encouragement, and most of all loving words of wisdom. She was a fantastic cook. Everyone was welcome at her table and no one left without a care package. She enjoyed her pinochle card club of many years, working crossword puzzles, reading and was always up for a healthy debate. Rita was a devout Catholic who lived her faith every day. She also volunteered at St. Michael's Church.

Surviving are children, Gene (Huong) Sens, Seattle, WA, Clare (John) Gemmel of Rossford, OH, Anita (Mark) O'Halla of Troy, MI, Lori Sens of St. Petersburg, FL, Christine (Ken) Brochin of Ottawa Hills, OH, Joel Sens of Rehoboth Beach, DE, Jeffrey (Penny) Sens of Westerville, OH and Patricia (Edward) Walther of Fremont, OH; and her sister, Janet Modica of Berwyn, IL; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold "Gene"; son, Joseph; and siblings, Gertrude Spagnola, Joseph Saccaro, and August Saccaro.

At her request, cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 317 E. Madison St., Gibsonburg, OH. Rev. Scott Woods will officiate.

The family wishes to thank Mercy Health Perrysburg, Kingston of Perrysburg, Waterford of Levis Commons, Blessed John the XXIII, and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their kindness and dedicated care of our mother during the past 4 months of her illness.

Memorials in honor of Rita may be made to St. Michaels Church, 317 E. Madison St., Gibsonburg, OH 43431 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd. Perrysburg, OH 43551.

To express online condolences for Rita, please visit: www.hermanfh.com.

John Stark

My Dad, John Stark, 71, of St. Anthony, Michigan, husband, father, son, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, mentor, advisor, caretaker, teacher, coach, and so many many more things, left us on November 29, 2019. John lived most of his life in St. Anthony, Michigan. He was a graduate of Bedford High School and Western Michigan University. John worked his whole life. Notable jobs were at Norm Covell Excavating, of Samaria, Michigan, as a bulldozer operator, followed by several years at The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, where he operated Big and Little Lucas, and ultimately became a Construction Manager. He then spent several years with Waste Management Inc as Site Manager of ELDA Recycling and Disposal Facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, as Group Operations VP Mideast Group, as Kentucky Region President in Louisville, Kentucky and ultimately back in the Toledo area as Director of Operations and General Manager of Waste Management Facilities in Northwood, Ohio. He finally retired from Republic Services, Vienna Junction Location in Erie, Michigan as Operations Manager in 2017.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Bernice Stark, and his older brother, Gary Stark. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Suzie; sons, Stefan (Danielle) Stark, Nathan (Jana) Stark; grandchildren, Graham, Piper, Eli, Norah, Mason, Georgia, Carigan, and David; sisters, Carol and Chris; brother, Jim and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws who loved him dearly.

John's passing has left a gaping hole in the foundation of our branch of the Stark Family, and in the countless lives he has touched in his lifetime. We will be able to carry on though, because he has prepared us all well to fill the void he has left behind. Job well done John! Your work is finally done, rest well, Dad, you have earned it. We will miss you, but I know you will continue to take care of us all and guide us until the end of our days, you can't help yourself, it's what you do! Suzie would like to extend a special Thank You to EVERYONE at Hickory Ridge of Temperance, where John lived out his last year. Your professional care and heartfelt compassion made it possible for John and Suzie to live what would be their last year together to its fullest. Thank You All. The family would like to acknowledge the Team at the Neurological ICU at Promedica Toledo Hospital. This dedicated Family of Nurses, Doctors, Respiratory Therapist, and Support Staff saved John's life in November of 2018, and provided excellent care trying to save his life again in November of 2019, excellent people. Their care and compassion in John's dying hour helped us see him off with peace and dignity. Thank you is not enough, YOU will always be in our hearts.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI where a visitation will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a short funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Cremation will follow. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John's name may be made to The Michigan United Conservation Club 517-371-1041 or charity of choice.

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Adelaide Cecelia Vanlandingham

VANLANDINGHAM Adelaide Cecelia, 79, of Rossford, died peacefully November 13th, 2019, at home, as she wished. Adelaide was born in New York, NY, on April 25th, 1940, the eldest child of Ralph and Cecelia (Curcio) Clifford. She moved with her family in 1954 to Toledo, where she attended Central Catholic High School, later earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Toledo in 1966. Adelaide taught high school biology before becoming an X-ray technician.

Adelaide joined the US Marines, but left and married Richard ("Dick") VanLandingham, Jr., an officer in the US Army, and accompanied him to Germany, returning to Toledo in 1970 with her husband and two "souvenirs," children Richard III and Rachel. They settled on Winstead near Toledo Hospital, where Adelaide gave birth to her third child, Alisa, in 1972. Dick and Adelaide built their own home together in Rossford, where they moved in 1974 and lived the rest of their lives together.

Adelaide started her own business, VanCliff Frame Shop & Art Gallery (so-named for VanLandingham and Clifford) first in the family home basement, then moved into a small space in the Spitzer Building in Downtown Toledo. Her business quickly outgrew that space, so in 1984 Adelaide purchased a small building at 615 Adams Street which she lovingly restored together with her husband and son. Adelaide was recognized locally as a Woman in Business for the success of her shop and gallery. When her husband was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and his health declined, Adelaide closed her business and retired to devote her full attention to caring for him, giving true meaning to the vow, "in sickness and in health."

Adelaide is survived by her son, Rick VanLandingham III, J.D. (Toledo); daughters, Professor Rachel E. VanLandingham, Lt Col, USAF, (ret.) (Los Angeles, CA) and Dr. Alisa M. VanLandingham, MAJ, US Army, (Germany); brother, David Clifford (San Diego, CA); grandsons, Vann and Jax Jackson; and granddaughter, Cecelia VanLandingham. After the loss of her husband, Adelaide lived at home with her constant companion, Cesar, a German Shepherd, and two cats. In lieu of flowers, please make all donations in her name to the Wood County Humane Society.

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski – Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd., Rossford, Ohio 43460 on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m., with a brief service at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home. To leave online expressions of sympathy for the family please visit

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David Lewis "Smokey" Walborn

David Lewis "Smokey" Walborn, 89, passed away peacefully at 2:40 p.m. Sunday December 1st. David lived in the Toledo area most of his life.

As a young man, Dave served in the Army as a baker for none other than General Mark Clark's staff. After the service, he worked as a Great Lakes seaman and spent some time as a helmsman.

After he got off the freighters, David started working for Buckeye News, a major magazine distributor. He worked there till retiring in 1992. David spent many years caring for his ma, Florence until her passing in 1996.

Point Place was his most loved area with his love for sailing. He joined the Jolly Roger Sailing club in 1956. Later he was made an Honorary Lifetime member. His proudest moment in his sailing career was crewing for Art Barrie while winning the National Interlake Class sailing championship at Put-In-Bay in August of 1966. For over 30 years he was on the race committee for the Put-In-Bay Regatta. In 1976 I-L.Y.A Commodore Keith Davis appointed David to Fleet Captain. In 1981 David was named American Yacht Club Sportsman of the year for an outstanding job working in various sailing clubs on behalf of sailing interests. In the eighties he helped to organize the new Mills Trophy race and worked extensively for JRSC races, I-LYA Senior Race Week, the Fall Regatta at Put-In-Bay, and other events. He was considered the best clockman and scorer in the area. Named I-LYA Man of the Year 1990.

Genealogy was a big part of his life. He helped trace the Walborn family back many generations with the help of other Walborns in the country. After compiling all the information, they found a publisher and had books printed.

In 1997 he found Upriver Campground in North Fort Meyers Florida and spent the next 17 years as a snowbird. Typically he went to the campground in October and came back to Toledo in early May. During his time at Upriver, he made many friends from all over the country. One of his favorite things to do was ride his trike around the campgrounds, handing out treats to his favorite doggies. He always kept a dish of chocolate candies for the ladies that would stop by his trailer. He stopped going down to Florida in 2013 as his health started to decline. His daily regimen, whether here or there was a daily exercise routine in a pool. In Florida it was an outdoor pool. Up here it was at a health club. This daily pool activity is what kept him going for all these years.

He discovered Genesis Village in May of 2016. He really enjoyed the approximate two years of his life living there. He mentioned that if he had known living there was so much fun, he would have moved there earlier. PS: It had a heated indoor pool.

His last year and a half was spent at Otterbein of Perrysburg. He couldn't walk much anymore but still enjoyed life as much as possible from his bed. Pretty sure he had seen every movie that TCM has in their library during this time. Special Thanks to the staff of Otterbein for making his final days comfortable.

Was a lifetime member of V.F.W. #3265. Member of the (Point Place) Riverpoint Ministries United Methodist Church since 1933. Attended Klies Elementary, Point Place Junior High, Waite and Macomber High Schools.

Preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Florence (Ethel Essing) Walborn; sisters, Lillian Machcinski and Althea Jackson; brothers, Gerald Walborn and Ned Walborn. Survived by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for David will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at RiverPoint Ministries UMC, 2862 131st Street, Toledo, concluding with military honors. A full luncheon will follow in the Owens hall of RiverPoint Ministries.

Arrangements have been entrusted to David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 419-726-1583. Please share condolences at

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December 3, 2019

Garry L. Aller

Aller, Garry L., age 75 years, of North Baltimore, OH, passed away November 30, 2019. Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, OH. As published in The Blade

Brian Wallace Boley

Brian Wallace Boley, of Detroit, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at the age of 77. He was born on May 27, 1942, to Norma (Hosner) Flanigan and the late Morris Boley.

An artist and a poet, he lived his life guided by the strong desire to help others. Joining the Navy at 17 and later becoming a volunteer firefighter for the city of Oregon, Ohio.

He leaves behind a legacy of four daughters, Deborah (David) Hinz, Rebecca Boley, Amy Poland and Katie Boley, and one son, Mathew (Amy) Charles. He leaves behind many grandchildren and great grandchildren to cherish his memory. He is also survived by his mother, Norma and brother, Gary. He was preceded in death by his son, David and his brother, Bruce.

To show remembrance, please spread acts of kindness and consider donating to your local fire station.

Helen P. Boyers

Boyers, Helen P., age 87 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away November 30, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

John H. Brueggemeier

John H. Brueggemeier, 77, of Tiffin, passed away Friday afternoon, November 29, 2019, at home surrounded by his family.

He was born on September 29, 1942, in Pemberville, Ohio, to Martin E. and Lauretta (Kohring) Brueggemeier. On June 19, 1965, he married Donna Chapman in Coshocton, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife, Donna of Tiffin; three daughters, Kelli Brueggemeier (partner Kim Miller) of Tiffin, Amy (Ira) Lake of Sidney, Montana, and Julie Richards of Toledo; three grandchildren, Alexis, Mackenzie and Chase; brother, James (Kay) Brueggemeier of Pemberville; nephew, Jason Brueggemeier. He was preceded in death by his parents; and niece, Staci Jo Brueggemeier.

John graduated from Eastwood High School in 1960, where he played basketball. He then went on to play basketball at Defiance College, where he also earned an education degree and met his wife, Donna. John taught math and was the Athletic Director at Old Fort High School for 40 years, also teaching driver's ed, drove bus, coached basketball and whatever else was asked of him. Throughout his career he served on many athletic boards and committees, earning several prestigious awards. The honor that meant the world to him was when the community he served so proudly inducted him into the Old Fort Hall of Fame. John was an active member of First Lutheran Church of Tiffin, where he served on the church council, was a member of the choir, and served on other committees. John enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and visiting his daughter Amy and her family in Montana. He loved country music, and especially attending George Strait concerts with his wife. He was an avid Indians and Buckeyes fan. John will always be remembered for his big voice, even bigger smile, and the biggest heart.

His funeral service will be at 10:30am on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at First Lutheran Church in Tiffin, with Pastor Clayton Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Union Cemetery in Old Fort.

Friends may visit with family from 3-8pm on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home and Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-2424 and an hour prior to the service at First Lutheran Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Old Fort High School Athletic Fund, First Lutheran Church, our donor's choice.

Condolences may be shared and the guest book signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com

Betty Jane Bruns

Bruns, Betty Jane, age 85 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away December 1, 2019. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Kitty Lou Castor

Castor, Kitty Lou, age 81 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away November 29, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Lyle Curley

Curley, Lyle, age 84 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away November 30, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Janet M. Dussel

Dussel, Janet M., age 65 years, of Elmore, OH, passed away December 28, 2019. Crosser Funeral Home, Elmore, OH. As published in The Blade

Gerald Flick

Flick, Gerald, age 74 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 30, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Joan Gordon

Gordon, Joan, age 86 years, of Montpelier, OH, passed away December 1, 2019. Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

David Keith Henson

David Keith Henson passed away Monday November 25th 2019. He was born July 17th 1947 in Toledo OH to Clarence and Myrtie (Hestand) Henson of Moss, TN. A resident of The Luther Home of Mercy Eastpointe where he was surrounded by a loving and caring team of caregivers who treated David as a member of their own family. He was a model train enthusiast and a devoted Ohio State Buckeyes fan. David touched the hearts of everyone he met and will greatly be missed.

David is survived by his sister Carole Klinck, nephew Bruce Klinck and niece Lisa Klinck.

The family will be holding a private service and request that any donations in his honor be made to The Luther Home of Mercy Williston OH.

Arrangements by the Thos. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home. (419)531-4424

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Clyde P. Humbarger

Humbarger, Clyde P., age 73 years, of Montpelier, OH, passed away November 30, 2019. Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

Richard A. "Rick" Johnson, Sr.

Richard A. "Rick" Johnson, Sr., age 66, of Maumee, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019, in his home from lung cancer. He was born January 31, 1953, in Toledo to Ralph and Beatrice Johnson. Rick was employed for 23 years at Doehler Jarvis where he was also a union steward. He retired from American Steel Treating in Perrysburg. He enjoyed fishing, video games and relaxing in his yard which he was meticulous about.

Preceded in death by his parents and siblings, he is survived by his wife, Gale; son, Ricky (Crystal) Johnson; and grandchildren, Lucas and Dylan.

Friends will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, on Saturday, December 7, 2019, after 2 p.m. where a memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Childrens' Hospital. Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com

Robert Hilliard Jones

Jones, Robert Hilliard, age 61 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 25, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Edward M. Kuck

Kuck, Edward M., age 84 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away November 27, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Diane F. (Vincent) Lammon

Diane F. (Vincent) Lammon, 76, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She was born on October 7, 1943, to Walter and Edna (Zunk) Vincent in Jerusalem Township, OH. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 50 years, Jerry; sons, Dean and Dan.

Visitation will be held at Hoeflinger-Shank Funeral Home, 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon, OH (419-691-6768) on Friday, December 6, 2019, from 11:00 am until the start of funeral services at 12:00 pm. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions may be made in Diane's name to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences may be left at hoeflingerfuneralhome.com

Garn LaVonda

LaVonda, Garn, age 94 years, of Gibsonburg, OH, passed away December 1, 2019. Herman-Veh Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

John M. (Wiskers) Mathews, Sr.

Mathews, John M. (Wiskers) Sr., age 82 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away November 29, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Carol A. McLaury

McLaury, Carol A., age 80 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away November 29, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Steven Bradley Moore

Moore, Steven Bradley, age 36 years, of Oregon, OH, passed away November 30, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Kimberly Ray Mullins-Shields

Kimberly Ray Mullins-Shields, 52, of Toledo, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019, at home. She was born January 19, 1967, in Toledo to Shirley (Harvey) Shields. Kim was a long-time employee of the Toledo Club, serving proudly for 12 years.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Mullins; mother, Shirley Shields; father, Roger Shields; children, Eric Shields, Josh Shields; grandchildren, Isaiah Shields, Joshua Shields, Tracy Shields; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Tracy Keener and Roger Shields.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Road in Oregon on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with the family to receive guests after 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date.

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Elma Bates Nelson

Elma Bates Nelson, 91, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on April 3, 1928, in Henrietta Township, Ohio, the daughter of the late Carl and Mabel (Manns) Bates.

Elma graduated from Ohio University where she met her husband of 47 years Dr. Burton Nelson, whom she married on June 17, 1951. Elma and Burt raised their family in Toledo and relocated to Port Clinton upon retirement.

She taught school at Avon Lake, Anthony Wayne, and Washington Local Schools.

She spent her life promoting education and philanthropy. Some of her volunteering activities included the Toledo Museum of Art, Crittenden Home, Toledo, Auxiliary of Medicine for Women and Mobile Meals. She also volunteered at St Vincent and Magruder Hospitals. She enjoyed bowling, playing bridge, outings with the Port Clinton Red Hat Ladies and many summers visiting with family and friends at Middle Bass Island, Ohio.

Survivors include her son, Gary (Barbara) Nelson and daughter, Joan (John) Groll; grandchildren, Jared (Emily) Groll, Stephanie Nelson, James Nelson, and Erin Groll and her beloved, Annie the Cat. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 11 am at Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Road, Port Clinton, Ohio, with Reverend Mark Cooper officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, or to Leader Dogs for the Blind, 1039 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307.

The Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Clinton, assisted the family with arrangements.

Bruce Joseph Novak

Bruce Joseph Novak, 67, of Northwood, Ohio, passed away on November 28, 2019, at Flower Hospital. He was born in Oregon, Ohio, to Joseph and Susan (Papp) Novak on June 19, 1952. Bruce proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and would go on to work for Hewlett-Packard as a project manager before retiring in 2014. He was an active member at Harbor View Yacht Club where he served in several capacities. Bruce enjoyed boating, fishing and cheering on the Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He loved BBQ'ing and getting all of his friends and family together, but what he cherished most were his grandchildren.

Bruce is survived by his son, Jereme; step-children, Lon (Georgia) Burling II, Rhonda (Timothy) Bellville; grandchildren, Noah, Megan, Macenzie, Lon III, Emily, Cameron Jae Jr., Maili, Madison; siblings, Marjorie, David, Sue, Judi; and girlfriend, Cindy Fallon. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Donna; and son, Cameron.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Rd., Oregon, Ohio 43616 on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm. with Harbor View Yacht Club Services at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will take place in the funeral home on Friday, December 6, 2019, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider the American Cancer Society.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

James Norman Nowicki

James Norman Nowicki, age 84, of Toledo, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 30, 2019, due to lung cancer. He was born on March 30, 1935, to Ernest and Virginia (Robaszkiewicz) Nowicki. Jim was a parishioner of St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, serving as an usher and volunteering at the Polka picnics and various other events. He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans, Logsdon-Walla Post 639 and a member of the Polish National Alliance.

Jim attended Nativity School and graduated from Macomber High School as a draftsman. He served our country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea as a Radio Operator. He was employed with Toledo Edison for over 30 years, retiring in 1990 as a Service Planner. He then worked as a contractor for Detroit Edison for many years and at Whiteford Valley Golf Course until 2018. He met his wife, Shirley, while they were seniors in High School and enjoyed 62 years of marriage.

Jim was an avid fan of Notre Dame Football and for 20 years never missed attending an annual game. In his earlier years he played all sports and while at Toledo Edison, joined a bowling league, golf league, and managed the men's softball team. In his retirement, he enjoyed babysitting his grandchildren, attending their school events and cheering them on at their soccer, basketball, baseball and hockey games. He and Shirley went on many vacations with them. Many fond memories were made on their trips to Myrtle Beach, Mexico and California.

Jim was predeceased by his parents; granddaughter, Renee, and sister, Rita Dulinski. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Shirley (Kozniewski) Nowicki; sons, Terry, Todd (Kristi) and Tim (Iris) Nowicki; daughter, Debbie Sifuentes; grandsons, Nolan, Tannor and Kolton; great-grandson, Dylan; brother, Joe (Rosemary) Nowicki; and brother-in-law, Norman Dulinski. Also surviving are nephews, Michael (Karen) Nowicki, Mark (Dawn) Nowicki and Tom (Kim) Dulinski.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 5 from 2-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, preceded by visitation in the church from 10-11 a.m. The VFW 606 Burial Corps will conclude with Military Honors at the church. Interment will be at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery.

The family is very grateful to the staff at the Hickman Cancer Center at Flower Hospital for their excellent care as well as the nurses at ProMedica Hospice for all their comfort and care. Memorial donations may be made to St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, Parkside & Victory, Toledo, OH 43607 or ProMedica Hospice, 5340 Harroun Dr., Sylvania, OH 43560, or to the donor's choice. Condolences can be shared at

www.sujkowski.com

Michael C. Savage

Savage, Michael C., age 58 years, of Northwood, OH, passed away December 1, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Rita D. Sens

Sens, Rita D., age 91 years, of Helena, OH, passed away December 2, 2019. Herman-Veh Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

Rosemary Virginia "Mama Rose" Spencer

Rosemary Virginia "Mama Rose" Spencer, 91, was born to the late Mary and Armie Cole Sr. in Toledo, Ohio, on June 27, 1928. She was the second child of six children. There was one sister, Doris, four brothers, Armie, Jr., Robert, Norman, and Samuel. She departed this life into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 27, 2019.

Raised in Toledo, Ohio, she was a 1946 graduate of Jesup W. Scott High School. Sis. Spencer was the first, Black teller employed by First National Bank, aka Fifth Third Bank. She decided to leave the bank and seek better employment opportunities. She was hired at Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority from October 29, 1975, retiring on August 31, 1988. Sis. Spencer was the secretary and treasurer for Emmanuel Apostolic Tabernacle for over sixty years.

She is survived by son, Marvin (Tasha) Avery; brother, Samuel (Delores) Cole; granddaughters, Andrea (Jerome) Armstrong, Marcia (aka CeCe) Quinn; grandson, Richard (Tyisha) Quinn; great granddaughter, Ariana Green; great grandson, Jerome Armstrong, Jr.; great great granddaughter, Giana Kynard; great great grandson, General Kynard; nieces; nephew; cousins and a host of friends.

Wake service will be Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. followed by funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Emmanuel Apostolic Tabernacle, 602 Tecumseh Street, Pastor Alberta Witcher officiant, interment Willow Cemetery.

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Barbara J. Tank

Barbara J. Tank, 84, of Curtice, OH, passed away on November 25, 2019. She was born in Toledo on October 31, 1935, to Edward and Violet (Parker) Fisher. She married her high school sweetheart William and they were married for 66 years. She helped with the multiple businesses that they had over the years which included Bill's Dinner, Tank's Fish Haven, American Towing and Recovery. They also had a commercial fishing business on Lake Erie which was ran by her sons, Bill Jr., Marty and Brent Tank.

Later on in life she and Bill retired to LeHigh, Florida and lived there for 30 years. They enjoyed going on cruises, square dancing and the many friends they made in Florida.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Tank; and sister, Marian Vincent.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, William (Julie) Tank Jr., Martin (Maryjo) Tank, Jeanne Tank and Brent (Mary) Tank; sisters, Jackie Coker and Carol Parker; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will take place at St. Ignatius Parish, 212 N. Stadium Road, Oregon, OH, on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 11:00 am. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Hoeflinger-Shank Funeral Home (419-691-6768). The family asks that those who wish to make a memorial contribution in Barb's name, to please consider the Dementia Society of America . Online condolences may be left at

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Paul E. Tornow

Tornow, Paul E., age 86 years, of Helena, OH, passed away December 1, 2019. Herman-Veh Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

December 2, 2019

Ellsworth Bradford Lee

Ellsworth Bradford Lee was born on June 14, 1920 and passed on November 21, 2019 at 99 ½ years of age.

After leaving school, he worked at managing a local movie theater in Toledo Ohio. Then Ellsworth worked at the Willys Overland Jeep plant until his induction into the U.S. Army during WWII serving in Field Hospitals until he was stationed in Papua, New Guinea in the Pacific Theater until the end of the war. Upon returning to the U.S., he worked on the Army hospital trains caring for returning wounded soldiers until he was discharged with a Meritorious Service Award medal for his dedicated work in the Medical Corps.

Upon returning home to private life, Ellsworth enrolled at Langor's Art School in Toledo for lessons. After completing those, he went to work again, first at The DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company and then switch to the Toledo Scale Company on Telegraph Road where he worked until his retirement at the age of 62 to continue his artistic passions in woodcarving, painting and drawing and jewelry making.

During the last 7 or so years of his life, Ellsworth devoted himself to pastel drawing, watercolor and acrylic painting, sharing many pieces of his artwork with family, friends and acquaintances and even sold some of his art pieces at the Toledo Farmer's Market in downtown Toledo.

He was preceded in passing by his parents, Charles Jay and Ora Bradford Lee, George E. Hendricks; and brother-in-law and his wife (sister), Winifred Lee Hendricks.

Ellsworth is survived by his two nephews, Richard E. Hendricks and Leonard L. (Amy) Hendricks and a great-nephew and great-niece and their families.

A small Private family Memorial Service is planned at Newcomer Funeral Home (419-392-9500) to be followed by inurnment at Toledo Memorial Park.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 146, 1200 S. Detroit Ave. Toledo, OH 43614 or The Toledo School for the Arts, 333 - 14th St., Toledo OH 43604.

To leave a special message for Ellsworth's family, please visit

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December 1, 2019

Kazimierz "Casmier" Chojnacki

Kazimierz "Casmier" Chojnacki, age 89, of Lambertville, MI, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, OH. He was born on March 5, 1930, in Jarocin, Poland to Jan and Maria (Szwaja) Chojnacki. Casmier worked as an assembler and machine operator for the Meyer Tool & Machine Co. from 1966 - 1990. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Hedwig Catholic Church, and a current member of Saints Adalbert and Hedwig Catholic Church in Toledo's Historic Polish Village. A skilled handyman, Casmier could fix anything around the house. He also enjoyed gardening. He was a talented accordionist, playing for entertainment in Poland and amongst friends here in the States. A loving husband and father, he will be dearly missed.

Casmier is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Wladyslawa "Lottie" (Bozek) Chojnacki and son, Jerzy "George" Chojnacki. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Catherine Topoleski and Wladyslawa Chojnacki; and brothers, Leo Hojnacki and Albert Chojnacki.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-6 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., concluding with a Rosary Scripture Service at 6 p.m. Funeral services will begin Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Sts. Adalbert and Hedwig Church. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial tributes may be given to Sts. Adalbert and Hedwig parish. Condolences can be shared at

www.sujkowski.com

Thomas "Tom" C. Duke

Thomas "Tom" Duke, 52, of Holland, Ohio, died Saturday, November 23, 2019. Born August 9, 1967, in Pontiac, Michigan, he was the son of Corbly E. and Linda E. (Early) Duke. a 1985 graduate of Swanton High School, he then served his country in the U.S. Navy. He married Dawn M. Navarre on September 20, 2017. Tom was employed by North Star BlueScope Steel in Delta, Ohio. He enjoyed his dogs, playing Keno and being at home with his family.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Dawn; daughter, Dakota (Sean Scanlon) Kraus; bonus children, Christopher Warren, Ashley (Chad) Houtz and Heather (Nick Dunlap) Kraus; brother, Corbly Duke, Jr., grandchildren, Riley Kraus and Hazel Houtz; bonus mother, Beverly Herzig; bonus sister, Amy (Roger) Cordray. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Chuck Duke.

A gathering will be held from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where military honors will follow at 3:00 pm.

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Carolyn M. Dunlap

Carolyn M. Dunlap, age 89, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away peacefully at The Lakes of Sylvania on Monday, November 25, 2019. Carolyn was born on August 4, 1930, in Lakewood, Ohio to Edmund and Edna Matthews.

Carolyn is a graduate of Waite High School, where she was very involved in school activities and at her church, St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Carolyn graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Elementary Education. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society). She returned to UT to receive her Master's Degree in Education.

Carolyn taught Kindergarten and 1st grade at Whitehouse Elementary School for 23 years. Carolyn kept track of the local students and sent a personal note as they graduated from high school.

After retirement, Carolyn and Glenn moved their residence to their second home on Lake Nettie near the town of Millersburg, Michigan. They loved to welcome friends and family "up north". Many family vacations were spent there.

Carolyn remained as active throughout her retirement years as she was in her earlier years, particularly at their new church, Trinity Lutheran, in Ocqueoc, Michigan. They made many friends during their years there. Carolyn and Glenn also loved to travel, visiting Germany, England, France, Hawaii and Alaska.

Once they returned to the Toledo area, Carolyn became active at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, in Sylvania. She enjoyed lunches with the JOY club and quilting sessions.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Lakes of Sylvania for the care and support they provided to Carolyn over the last couple months of her life.

Carolyn is survived by her children, Debra, John (Karen) and Thomas; grandchildren, Michelle, Steven (Lauren), Ashley, Jacqueline (Matthew), Kendra (Keith), and Michael; great-grandchildren, Taye, Piper, Ashyr and Brynn. Carolyn is survived by her sister, Ruth Heider, and sister-in-law, Aleta Bruggeman; and numerous nieces and nephews and many good friends. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband Glenn Dunlap and son-in-law Patrick Delvaux.

The family will receive friends at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH on Monday, December 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 3, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 7800 Erie St., Sylvania, OH.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church or charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences to

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Maxine F. Eischen

Maxine F. Eischen, 88, of Northwood, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019. She was born on March 23, 1931 to Roy and Aileen (Robinson) Sheely.

Maxine worked as a department manager at Sears and Roebuck, where she later retired from. She was an avid reader who also enjoyed quilting, crocheting and keeping her home sparkling clean.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth H. Eischen, one brother, and two sisters. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Eischen and Donald (Sherry Scott) Eischen, three grandsons, one granddaughter and eight great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Hoeflinger-Shank Funeral Home (419-691-6768)3500 Navarre Ave. Oregon, OH. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Lake township cemetery, Millbury, OH. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Maxine's name are asked to consider the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at

Hoeflingerfuneralhome.com

Jeffrey A. Foltz

Jeffrey A. Foltz, 57, of Toledo, OH, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Ebeid Hospice Inpatient Unit, Sylvania, OH. Jeff was born January 11, 1962 to parents Clyde "Joe" and Norma (Price) Foltz. He was a 1980 graduate of Rogers High School and was employed with the Village of Ottawa Hills. Jeff loved the time spent with family, was an avid bowler, and enjoyed playing cards, Bingo, and Yahtzee.

He is survived by his father, Joe (Barb) Foltz; sisters, Penny (Roy) Craft, Linda (Mike) Routhe, and Julie (Patrick) Willhauck; brother, Robert (Judy) Foltz; niece, Amy (Brian); nephews, Eric (Luanne), Ryan (Kim), and Randy (Emily); and many more nieces and nephews. Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Norma, and stepfather, Edward Sherer.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, Monday, December 2, from 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service begins at 12:30 p.m. Jeff will be laid to rest at Ravine Cemetery.

Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider, in lieu of flowers, tributes to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Online condolences may be offered at

www.reebfuneralhome.com

David M. Geronimo Sr.

David Michael Geronimo Sr., age 59, of Toledo, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on November 28, 2019 in his home. David was born September 15, 1960 in Toledo to Robert and Rosalie (Hurtado) Geronimo. He graduated from Libbey High School in 1978. David was employed by and later retired from Kroger but continued working various jobs before he became ill. He was an avid sports fan of the Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes. David was a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed taking road trips with his family especially going to Akron. David was an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

In addition to his parents, David was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Nelson. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years; Cindy Geronimo, son, David Geronimo Jr., daughter, Ciara Geronimo, sister, Christina Geronimo, brother, Robert (Theresa) Geronimo Jr., sister, Rose Geronimo, brother-in-law Michael Nelson, his canine companions Max and Ralph, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive guests Monday, December 2, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900) with a recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A viewing will also be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2255 Central Grove Ave., starting at 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:00 a.m.

The family would like to give a special "Thanks" to the UTMC Dana Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic and to Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their care and compassion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio in David's memory.

To leave a special message for David's family, please visit

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Lon Ross Good

Lon Ross Good, age 58, of Toledo, passed away November 25, 2019, at Mercy Health - Perrysburg Hospital. He was born July 19, 1961, in Toledo to Lonnie and Mary Lou (Bussdieker) Good. Lon was a 1979 graduate of Anthony Wayne High School. He played basketball for Owens Tech for two years and received MVP distinction during his time there. Following college, Lon served in the U.S. Navy for four years. After serving in the Navy, Lon returned home to start a family and pursue his career in the bar business. Under the direction of his friend, Gene Jeric, Lon learned how to become a successful bar owner. In May 2007, Lon opened Goody's Sports Bar which he owned and operated for over 12 years. Lon was a member of St. Lucas Lutheran Church.

Lon is survived by his parents, Mary Lou Good and Lonnie Good; sister, Debra (George) Reis; children, Nicole (Mario Campos) Apodaca, Matthew (Angela Henning) Good, Alicia (James, III) Hart and Lon (Angela Ross) Good, Jr.; grandchildren, Kaili, Arianna, Eric, Rudy, Sienna, Simon, Solomon, Mila, Cruz, Everlyn and Madelyn; great grandson, Dominic and special friend, Kathy.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave, Toledo, OH 43609.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lucas Lutheran Church or to the family c/o his daughter, Alicia Hart, in Lon's memory.

To leave a special message for Lon's family, please visit:

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Joyce M. Goodall

Goodall, Joyce M., age 83 years, of Point Place, Toledo, OH passed away November 29, 2019. Newcomer - West Sylvania Chapel. As published in The Blade

Patricia Ann Grabinski

Patricia Ann Grabinski, age 81, passed away peacefully in Glendale, Arizona, after a brief battle with cancer to be with her beloved husband, George, on November 18, 2019.

Pat was born in Toledo, Ohio, on June 28, 1938. She graduated from Central Catholic High School and worked for Ohio Bell and Seaway Foodtown for many years before retiring with George to Peoria, Arizona. Pat and George loved to entertain visitors from back east. As tireless road warriors, they would pack up the car for day trips to share the desert scenery which they loved so much. As an avid wildlife lover, Pat would go to great lengths to protect the hummingbirds and quail that nested in her yard.

Pat traveled extensively with her best friend JoAnn from Arizona. They toured the United Kingdom and many European countries, as well as much of the United States and Canada. Additionally, she and JoAnn would occasionally escape the intense Phoenix summer heat at JoAnn's cabin in Munds Park.

Christmas was her favorite time of year to spend time with family and friends at her annual Christmas Eve dinner party. After dinner, all her friends would attend midnight mass, where, as part of the church choir, she could be heard singing her heart out. Her winning smile and sense of humor will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George; parents, Robert A. and Margaret D (Konrad) Garber and sister, Carolyn.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her sisters, Mary (Henry) Siotkowski and Diane Dunaway; brother, Robert (Joyce) Garber and nieces, Denise Dunaway and Christine (David) MacDonald.

A Memorial Mass will be held on December 5, 2019, at 10:30 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6180 W. Utopia Rd, Glendale, Arizona, 85308. Internment will follow at Sundland Memorial Park, Sun City, Arizona.

Online condolences and memories of Pat may be offered at www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, Arizona. www.hov.org.

Thelma Leona Hall

Thelma Leona Hall, 80, died Thursday, November 28, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born October 28, 1939, in Toledo. Thelma had previously worked for the Bayshore Supper Club and Tiedtke's Dept. Store. She cherished her family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her whole life.

Thelma is survived by her husband of 59 years, Charles "Chuck"; children, Tina Gribbin, Charles Hall III and Katherine Hall, grandchildren, Amanda Gribbin, Sarah (Andy) Kerbel, Anthony Hall and Alexa Hall; 7 great-grandchildren, sisters, Virginia Edwards, Hazel Wolf, Juanita (Galen) Groves and Ellen (Bert) Boros. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Ella Hartford; brother, Lawrence and sisters, Helen and Ruth.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 2:00-7:00 p.m. where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Burial will follow at North Oregon Cemetery.

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Susan K. (Kennedy)Hamlet

Susan K. Hamlet, age 69, of Swanton, Ohio, died unexpectedly, Friday, November 29, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital Emergency Room, following a brief illness. She was born May 31, 1950 in Bronx, New York to William and Lorraine (Beaulac) Kennedy . She was a 1968 graduate of Marian High School. She met Edwin Hamlet while he was on leave from the service, and on October 18, 1969, they married in Holliston, Massachusetts.

Sue and Ed moved to Ohio in 1977 and started their family. Sue worked as an accountant for several businesses in the area, and most recently worked as a manager for Dollar General in Swanton.

Sue was a member of St. Richard Catholic Parish and the Lake Erie British Car Club, and loved taking her '76 MG Midget to area car shows. She was most notable and proud of her membership with the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs (OAGC). She was recently nominated for Region 1 as Outstanding Garden Club Member. She was active with the Delta Community Garden Club for several years, and joined the OAGC in 1999. She served at the regional level as Treasurer from 2003-2007. She also served as Design Study Chair. In 2008, she was elected as State Treasurer, serving 6 years in that position. Serving at state Design Study Chair for the past 2 years, she presented many workshops, especially dealing with leaf manipulation. Sue served as president of the Fulton County Fair Flower Show a total of 5 terms.

In 2004, she completed E&J School to become a flower show judge and continued to judge many flower shows each year. In 2012, she was awarded the Faye Collins Designer of the Year. In 2018, she was recipient of the Gladys Thomas Judge of the Year Award. She participated in OAGC tours to the World Flower Show in Ireland and the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Her most significant contribution has been as a mentor to many new and not so new garden club members. She was always willing to take the time to explain and demonstrate new procedures. Above all, she encouraged and inspired participation in all levels of Ohio Association of Garden Clubs.

Sue was very devoted to her family and will be remembered as an open-minded person to many hobbies and very flexible with her time. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 50 years, Ed; son, Andy (Sunny) Hamlet; daughter-in-law, Theresa Hamlet; granddaughters, Sierra Hamlet and Mikaela Ludwick; grandsons, Michael Hamlet and Lane Ludwick; great-granddaughter, Portlynn Bollinger; sister, Karen (Richard) Goodwin; and many nieces and nephews.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; son, Timothy William Hamlet; granddaughter, Jessica N. Humphreys; sister, Kathleen Kennedy and brother, Michael Kennedy.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday, December 4th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday, December 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr. in Swanton, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Eric Culler presiding.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Swanton American Legion - Service Dog Project.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.weigelfuneralhomes.com

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Donald Lee Harris

Harris, Donald Lee, age 86 years, of Waldron, MI, passed away November 28, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Hudson, MI. As published in The Blade

Deen Hatoum

12/9/1970-11/11/2019

It is with broken hearts that we inform you of our son Deen's passing. Deen grew up in Sylvania, attended St. John's High School and was a sophomore at Indiana University when he became ill and diagnosed with cancer. After initial treatments and a bone marrow transplant at The Cleveland Clinic, he resumed his studies at UT, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Faced with the arduous task of maintaining his health and wanting to live his free spirit life, he moved to Arizona. There he could enjoy his love of nature-hiking the trails and pursue his talent in song writing. His calm demeanor belied the strength and courage with which he fought his challenges. He recently released an album in California with his friends, called "Openings." After multiple relapses, Deen succumbed to his disease and left this world at peace.

He is survived by his parents, Chafic and Eva (Deen) Hatoum; brother, Sami; special friend, Pamela Weitzel; numerous Arizona buddies and many aunts, uncles and cousins all over the world.

A memorial service was held last month in the Hatoum family hometown of Qab Elias, Lebanon. He left a letter behind which read: "Grieve as you must but please don't stay sad too long. I'm so grateful for the beautiful life I had and that it was filled with so much love. Thank you all for being a part of it. I am leaving at peace. I don't know if it was ever intended for me to live a long life---I never thought of it that way---but I do know that God's Grace is all there is and all we need." Rest in peace dear son. For donations, please consider The Islamic School of Greater Toledo or The Toledo Humane Society.

Margaret J. Hiett

Margaret Jacquelyn Hiett (known to friends as Margie) passed away on November 26, 2019. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on December 17, 1924, to Doris Whittier Winter and Frederick Roberts Winter. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors Degree in English Literature in 1946. Margie married Edward Emerson Hiett on July 1, 1944, and he preceded her in death on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005. Margie and Ed were married for over 60 years.

Margie was a member of the former Toledo Crittenton Services Board, now a part of Connecting Point, for 25 years and served as president for three years; a member of the former Old Ladies Home Board, now Sunset Retirement Community, and served as president for two years. She was a member of the Junior League of Toledo, serving as treasurer and chairing and serving on many other committees and projects. Margie was a Docent at the Toledo Museum of Art for 15 years and was an Art Museum Aide, now known as Museum Ambassador, serving as chairman of the former membership drive for which the aides were responsible at that time. She was a former member of the Girl Scout Board and served as finance and personnel chair, and was on the Toledo Day Nursery Board and served as personnel chair on that Board. Margie belonged to the Ottawa Hills Garden Club for over 30 years and served as treasurer.

The most important things in her life were her husband, Ed, her family, and friends. Margie and Ed loved their cottage on Lake Ontario in Canada, where they spent many summers together. They enjoyed the theater, music, gardening, bridge, and gin rummy and experiences traveling abroad and in the United States.

Margie is survived by her daughter, Katherine Patricelli; two grandsons, Edward (Jessica) Patricelli and Matthew (Andrea) Patricelli; four great-grandsons, Jaden, Silas, Ezra and Jake; sister, Ruth Miller, and several nieces and nephews, and her best pal and loyal companion, Bella.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Eggleston, and brother, Dr. Lewis Winter. She was also preceded in death by her friend and companion, Art Landseadel.

Margie wanted to sincerely thank all of her friends, doctors and caregivers who, in addition to Kim Rau (Manager) included Lisa Shoffer, Katelyn Shoffer, Dawn Hampton, Ann Marie Polosky , Sherri Frazier, Darla Perry, Beth Zohn and Hillary Locy.

There will be no visitation. Services and burial will be private. Arrangements by Walker Funeral Home, 419.841.2422.

In her memory, one may donate to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, the Toledo Museum of Art, St. Michael in the Hills, Sunset Retirement Community, or a charity of one's choice.

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Charles V. Hoffman

Charles V. Hoffman, age 74, of Toledo, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on November 28, 2019 at SKLD Nursing in Perrysburg. Chuck was born October 8, 1945 to Charles and Irene (Sutton) Hoffman. He graduated from Anthony Wayne High School. Chuck proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war before he was honorably discharged. Chuck was a member of the Operating Engineers and worked in the mining industry for over 40 years before retiring as a Federal Mining Inspector for MSHA. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a past Grand Knight. Chuck was an avid sports fan and enjoyed going to see his grandchildren's games.

In addition to his parents, Chuck was also preceded in death by his infant son, Andrew Hoffman. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of over 52+ years, Lucille Hoffman, sons, Charles (Lisa) Hoffman Jr., Marty (Lynette) Hoffman, Steve (JoAnn) Hoffman, Jeff Hoffman, brother, Robert (Pat) Hoffman, grandchildren, Ian Hoffman, Jade Hoffman, Tony Hoffman, Joshua Hoffman, Lindsay Hoffman, Kylie (Jeffery) Hoffman, Andrew Hoffman, Brent (Amber) Skidmore, Brianna Skidmore, Branden Skidmore, Dylan Hainer and Cameron Hoffman and great-grandchildren, Jeffery Fisher III and Brent Skidmore III.

The family will receive guests Monday, December 2, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Road (419-392-9500). Funeral Services will begin Monday at 6:00 pm. in the funeral home.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Julie Hoffman, Grace Hospice and to the staff and SKLD Nursing for their care and compassion given to Chuck.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice in Chuck's memory.

To leave a special message for Chuck's family, please visit

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Eugene "Gene" J. Hojnacki

Eugene "Gene" J. Hojnacki, age 90, of Pemberville, Ohio passed away, Thursday, November 28, 2019. Gene was born on March 3, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Stanley and Agnes (Labiak) Hojnacki.

Gene enjoyed hunting and fishing, some say "Mountain Man" was his calling. He served in the Army for 5 years, and fought during the Korean War. For 37 years, Gene worked at Sheller Globe formally know as City Auto Stamping as a Tool and Die maker. He had many outdoor ventures, traveling and loved spending as much time as he could in the outdoors. Left to cherish Gene's memory are his children, Chris (John) Hood and Michael (Jodi) Hojnacki; grandchildren, Jim, Joe (Bethany), Mike, Ashleigh, and Megan; and fur baby, Sassy. Gene is preceded in death by his wife, of 40 years, Kathryn Hojnacki; and many siblings.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions can be made out to The Toledo Hospital, Congested Heart Failure Program.

Friends will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623 (419-473-0300). Military Honors will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

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Molly Gibbins Hipp Hubbard

Molly Hubbard passed away Tuesday morning November 19th due to complications from cancer. To the end her beauty, dry wit, positive attitude, and core faith remained intact. She was surrounded with love and grace in her final days as friends and family rallied around to hold her close as she transitioned. As in life, she exhibited her signature courage and never say never attitude.

Molly will be remembered for being fabulous in just about every respect. She was a native Texan and citizen of the world, with a special ability to forge life-long friendships and vibrant partnerships. Molly connected with people from all walks of life and saw the best in everyone. To be loved and cherished by Molly was to know friendship and devotion at its best.

Molly combined infectious enthusiasm with a potent capacity to act, the results of which are demonstrated in her successful years of advancement and fund raising. There was no project initiative too ambitious for Molly. Starting with the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, she raised funds for the museum's expansion, then joining The Nature Conservancy of Texas in the early 90s to raise funds for their pioneering programs to acquire magnificent nature preserves across Texas, including Dolan Falls, that to this day protect critical habitat. She had a special ability for cultivating major donors and helping others realize their visions. As one colleague remembers, "No one could tell her no".

Her path then led back to the University of Texas to secure her degree in Humanities with a focus on Art History, where she graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Following graduation, she joined The Austin Museum of Art to support their proposed new downtown campus. Finally, in 2002 she moved to Houston for love and to build a life with her husband, Ford Hubbard. In short order she captured the heart of the city and became a visible and cherished part of the community. She had friends and fans of every age – everyone, it seems, was a bit smitten with Molly.

Joining Rice University in 2002, she had a long and distinguished career starting as Director of Development for The James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy, where she worked for five years, raising over $25 million and implementing a stewardship program for a $75 million endowment. She then became Director of Development for Special Projects at Rice providing strategic counsel to deans and department chairs on projects for the Shepherd School of Music, School of Humanities, School of Social Sciences, and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management.

It was during this tenure she began working with the Art Committee raising funds through endowments and gifts to create a collection of art at Rice. As the program gained momentum, in 2008 she was appointed University Art Director, Public Art, leading the aspirational new program as part of Rice's Vision for the Second Century as a means of enlivening the campus and connecting it with the arts community in Houston. It was the perfect fit, combining her love of art, ability to cultivate donors, and passion to realize a vision. Two of her proudest achievements were the successful completion James Turrell skyspace, dubbed "Twilight Epiphany", which opened June 14, 2012, and serving as the Spectacle Committee Co-Chair for the Rice Centennial also in 2012.

In recognition of her leadership and impact in the arts, in 2007 Governor Rick Perry appointed Molly to a six-year term on the Texas Commission on the Arts. In recent years she had launched her own consulting practice bringing her unique talents to support initiatives closer to her heart including the homeless, animal rescue/rehabilitation, and, of course, art projects with impact.

Molly leaves behind her husband, Ford Hubbard III, her stepdaughter Julia Ashland Hubbard, her siblings Cynthia Lavin and Ty Gibbins, and niece, Crystal Holmes.

A celebration of her life will be held at Christ Church Cathedral located at 1117 Texas Avenue in Houston starting at 2:00PM on Thursday December 5th, 2019. Donations in her honor may be made to Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition (www.twrcwildlfecenter.org).

Brice Emerson Johnson

Johnson, Brice Emerson, age 33 years, of Wauseon, OH passed away November 28, 2019. Arrangements by Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH. As published in The Blade

John E. Karg

John E. Karg, 72, of Lambertville, MI, died Friday, November 29, 2019, at Ebeid Hospice Residence. Born June 6, 1947, in Tiffin, Ohio, he was the son of Robert and Irene (Barth) Karg. A proud U.S. Marine Corp veteran of the Vietnam War, he married Beverly Carr on April 12, 1969 in McCutchenville, OH. John was a member of the Enterprise Lodge #579, F. & A. M., in Sycamore, Ohio. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and enjoyed gardening, fishing, painting, but most of all spending time with his family. "GO BUCKS"!!

John is survived by his loving wife, Beverly; daughters, Tricia (Rick) Earhart and Rhonda (Joel) Scott; brothers, Mike (Kay) Karg and Dale (Joyce) Karg; sister, Rita Hossler; grandchildren, Myranda (Nick), Alyssa (Josh), Tyson and Jackson; great grandchildren, Noah and Olivia. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Larry Karg.

Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon - 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation, American Heart Association or Promedica Hospice.

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Lester Martin Konz

Lester Martin Konz died Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Kingston Care Center Sylvania, Ohio during his hundredth year of life at the age of 99. He was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1920 to the late Frank M. and Doris (Purkey) Konz and moved to Sylvania in 1936. He was a 1938 graduate of Burnham High School and attended Davis College until joining the Army in 1940. He married Elizabeth Helen Holt (deceased) in 1940 and raised three children in Sylvania. After the death of Elizabeth, he married Mary (Allor) Brightbill.

Lester was a high school multi-sport athlete and a three-year letterman in football and track. He had a wonderful sense of humor that became apparent early. As a child, his teachers told him that since he was unafraid of public speaking, he should use his quick wit to participate in many speech competitions as well as one-act plays. Later In life, to the amusement of his grandchildren, he would play "air" drums to tap out silent imaginary rhythms.

Lester was a decorated WWII veteran. On D-Day, he was among the brave soldiers who stormed Omaha Beach where he attributes a Toledo-made Jeep to saving his life by hurrying him out of harm's way. Speaking of Jeeps, he and an army buddy liked to tell the story of seeing General George Patton as he stood at the front seat of a Jeep. When asked what he looked like they said, "a target"!

During his advanced years, his grandchildren persuaded him to talk about his WWII experience. This man of the Greatest Generation would humbly and matter-of-factly recall horrific and dangerous events to their absolute amazement.

Upon return to the Toledo area, he worked for the Toledo Board of Trade then established a forty-plus year career with Cargill Inc. retiring in 1982.

Lester's eyesight suffered but he would say that his macular degeneration was suddenly better when he went to the beach near his Florida home. His wit remained sharp until the end, whether telling humorous accounts of life or impromptu greetings to whom anyone he was talking, you knew it was delivered kindly and genuinely.

He is survived by wife, Mary Konz; daughters, Marilyn Scherer of Leo, Indiana, Barbara Hoening (Terry) of Fostoria, Ohio; son Dr. Tom Konz (Shelly) of Perrysburg, Ohio; grandsons, Dr. Ryan Sacksteder (Dr. Danielle Spratt) St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Jamie Sacksteder (Dr. Kylee Sacksteder) Charlotte, North Carolina, Noah Sacksteder, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, Andrew Sacksteder, Charlotte, North Carolina, Alan Scherer (Kelli) Fort Wayne, Indiana; granddaughters, Alison Scherer, Leo, Indiana, Cody Bigaila (Joe) Perrysburg, Ohio, and Kara Southwick (Scott) Asheville, North Carolina; step-children, Vicky Rousey, of Sun City, Arizona, Cindy Burger (the late Chuck), of McHenry, Illinois, Brian Brightbill (Dee) of Waynesville, North Carolina, and Rodney Brightbill, of Jacksonville, Florida; step grandchildren, Melissa Trout (John), of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Terrence Hoening (fiancé' Kelly Cunningham), of Fostoria, Ohio; Jason Barron (Aprol), of Apache Junction, Arizona, Amy Barron, of Toledo Ohio, Breanne Goldstone (Joel), of Aurora, Illinois, Stacy Okyne (Al), of Austin, Texas, and Aaron Pierce (Elly Lamm), of Fox Lake, Illinois; three great -grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great grandchildren; and a sister Betty Schneider (the late Dale) of Perrysburg, Ohio.

Visitation will be held from 4 –7 pm on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St., Toledo. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, December 6, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5411 Main St., Sylvania, beginning at 10 am, Rev. J. Douglas Garand, presiding. Entombment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park, in Sylvania, where military honors will be performed.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Kingston Care Center of Sylvania for their caring service and friendship.

Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to the Residents' Activities Fund at West Park Place where Lester resided.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting

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Betty Ann (Wenig) Lange

Betty Ann (Wenig) Lange, 72, of Toledo, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in her home. She was born in Toledo, OH on May 5, 1947 to Milton and Betty (Soltis) Wenig. She graduated from Grand Rapids High School and attended Bowling Green State University. Betty met the love of her life, Tom, at BGSU. She worked for over 30 years in sales at K-Mart, then Bostwick-Braun and the Andersons. Betty loved to travel; especially to VA Beach, Florida, Idaho, and the family fishing trips to Minnesota. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing bingo, fishing, and cards. Much of Betty's time was spent volunteering for numerous local organizations such as, Heartbeat of Toledo, Little Flower Church, St. Vincent De Paul, Alter and Rosary Society, and Life Teens (a group for high school aged teens which Betty affectionately referred to as "her kids").

She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Tom; daughters, Laura (Greg) Wyandt, Lynette Lange (Keith Davis); granddaughter, Megan Wyandt; brother, Raymond (Deborah) Wenig; sister, Barbara (Jack) Revill; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her aunt Virginia (Wenig) Thompson.

Friends will be received on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo (419-841-2422), where a Scripture Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church, 5522 Dorr Street, Toledo. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty's name may be made to Heartbeat of Toledo, St Vincent De Paul, or charity of your choice.

Betty Langlois

Betty Langlois, our mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and neighbor, passed away November 27, 2019, at 96. Betty was born on March 22, 1923, to George and Anna Phifer in Curtis, Oklahoma and they moved to Toledo four years later. She graduated from Woodward High School in 1941 and married Donald Langlois in 1942.

While still in high school, she worked at her brother's ice cream parlor on Galena Street. Betty also worked a short time at Kroger and Ohio Bell and then became a stay-at-home mom. She was active in the Chase School PTA and also Teen Town at Riverside Park. Betty's chocolate cake was always a popular item at family gatherings.

Betty is survived by daughters, Judee Van Camp and Donna; son, Bob (Jackie); grandchildren, Dennis, Jennifer (Dave) Wozniak, Juli (Otis) Evans, Jodi (Robert) Burckner and granddogs, Bisou, Chumley, Gizmo and Roxy. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; brothers, Willim and Leon Phifer; grandsons, Doug Van Camp and Justin Langlois and two beagles, Betsy and Abbi.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, (between Secor and Douglas Roads). Interment will be private.

Special thanks to Drs. Bomer and Upamaka (ProMedica), Debbie, Jenny and Regina (Guardian Angels) and Kathy and Glenda (Heartland Hospice). Donations in Betty's memory may be made to Northwest Ohio Alzheimer's Association (480 W. Dussel Dr., Maumee, OH 43537) or Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (5605 Monroe St., Sylvania, OH 43560).

Online condolences may be sent to Betty's family at

www.ansberg-west.com

Nancy Ann Moore

Nancy Ann Moore age 86, formerly of Toledo, passed away November 28, 2019 at Vibrant Life Senior Living Temperance, Michigan. Nancy was born November 9, 1933 in Toledo, Ohio to George and Katherine (Beaufait) Curson. She married Clarence Moore in 1955 and worked at the Law Firm of Furman, Gertner, Britz and Barkin, Tameron Country Club and Tameron Apartments as an office manager, until retiring in 2012. Nancy raised her children to think about others, treat people with compassion and always give if you can.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Clarence; children, Bradley (Jackie) Moore and Patrick (Renee) Moore; siblings, Alice (Dennis) Schorling, Mary Beck, David (Sharon) Curson and Frank (Beverly) Curson. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Nancy's Life celebration will be Tuesday December 3, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, 419-475-5055. Funeral services will begin Wednesday, with closing prayers at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Clement Catholic Church. Interment will be in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio.

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Vickie Lynn (Deeds) Murar

Vickie Lynn Murar, age 51, of Lyons, Ohio, passed away peacefully, with her family at her bedside, Wednesday afternoon, November 27, 2019, at Swanton Valley & Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 2, 1968 in Toledo, Ohio to Franklin and Rose (Heinze) Deeds. Vickie was a 1986 graduate of Evergreen High School. On February 4, 1988, she married her high school sweetheart, Mark Murar, who survives.

Vickie owned and operated Rejuvenating Affects Tanning and Hair Salon in Lyons. Definitely a "Sun Goddess," she loved being outdoors soaking up the sun every chance she had. She also enjoyed riding Harley motorcycles and working puzzles. Vickie also had a passion for flower gardening. She was known for her large and meticulously maintained flowerbeds outside her home. People would come from all around to admire them and take photos.

Vickie will be greatly missed by her devoted and caring daughters, Brandy (Mitch) Mika and Brittany Hillard; special grandchildren whom she adored, Taytum and Tanner Mika and Maxwell Hillard; her mother, Rose Graham; siblings, Chuck Deeds, Lisa Beverly, Brenda Shoemaker, Deb Siller, Walter Deeds, Timothy Deeds and Bob Deeds; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Vickie was preceded in death by her son, Mark Joseph Murar, Jr.; father, Franklin Deeds and brother, Dennis Deeds.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 3rd from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora (419.644.3601). A service celebrating her life will be held Wednesday, December 4th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Tyler Kleeberger officiating. Interment will follow at Lyons Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

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Alicia L. "Lish" Nicholson

Alicia L. Nicholson, 92, of Temperance, MI, died Friday, November 29, 2019, at Ebeid Hospice Residence. Born January 21, 1927, in Toledo, OH, she was the daughter of Ralph and Emma (Peck) Sayre. She married RJ Nicholson on January 30, 1954. He preceded her in death on July 4, 2007. Alicia was a hospital aid for The Toledo Hospital for 15 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Toledo. She loved baking and crafting and spending time with her family.

Alicia is survived by her loving children, Darryl (Janis) Nicholson and Connie (Jeffery) Barron; son-in-law, Terry White; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband R.J., and daughter, Wendy; and her sisters and brothers.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio.

Memorials may be made Promedica Hospice.

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Carmen Ostigun

Carmen Ostigun, age 89, of Toledo, died November 21, 2019 at Mercy-St. Vincent Medical Center. She was born July 16, 1930 in Mexico to Mr. & Mrs. Julio (Francisca Balderas) Reyes.

She was preceded in death by her husband Pedro. She is survived by her children, Carmen Urbina, Hilda Valencia, Fransisco Ostigun, Gerardo Ostigun, Maria G. Avitia and Juan Ostigun; 19 grandchildren; 15 Great-Grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Monday at Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (1163 W. Sylvania at Lockwood) from 2:00-8:00 p.m.. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Toledo, where friends will be received after 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Mexico. Online condolences:

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Mark A. Packo

(1951-2019)

Mark A. Packo, resident of Oregon, Ohio and one of Toledo's award-winning photographers, filmmaker and designers, passed away November 25, 2019 at Bay Park Hospital in Oregon after a protracted battle with complications of diabetes. He was 68.

"Mark had an extraordinary eye and talent for capturing emotions with his camera and with his pen. And, he did it like none other. He had the perfect balance of perfection and joviality," said his brother Kirk. "His gentleness and love of visual beauty was exquisite."

Mr. Packo was born May 2, 1951 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Robert and Mary Margaret "Bess" Packo. Robert was the eldest son of Tony Packo, renowned Toledo restauranteur. Mark and his younger brother Kirk attended both St. Angela Merci Hall Elementary and St. Stephen's Elementary in the Birmingham neighborhood of East Toledo. Mark and his family moved to a historic farmhouse in Oregon in 1962. Mark attended Cardinal Stritch High School graduating in 1969. While at Stritch, he embarked on his future by following in his father's footsteps as photographer and designer. He was the editor-in-chief of the Stritch yearbook which included a then novel vinyl record of "Stritch Sounds." He co-edited "Profiles" a regular youth page column with friend D. Mark Hornung in the Toledo Catholic Chronical. His photographic creativity earned him a first prize national scholarship from Kodak in 1969. He went on to study graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York through 1973. He began his career as an art director in New York City and taught typographic design at Parson's School of Design in Manhattan.

Mark returned to Toledo in 1980. He worked as a graphics art director at both Wiedersehen-Strandberg and Fahlgren & Ferriss. In 1983, he co-founded the Toledo design firm Packo, Mitchell, Hanson & Comer. He left to start his own photo and film production company, Filmwerks Studios in 1985. Mark and his long-time companion Virginia Clarke, founder of Design-at-Work, merged creative efforts operating in Toledo's Warehouse District where they actively supported the development of this historic area for many years. Their firms were located in a mid-19th century building on Toledo's waterfront, the former Buckeye Tobacco Factory. Virginia passed away in 2014 and Mark retired from Filmwerks due to his health the same year.

His print and still photography have been featured in numerous publications including Time, USA Today, Esquire, Metropolitan Home and Communication Arts magazines. His work in print, television and film has won national awards, including an Emmy nomination for the PBS documentary, Air Force One: The Planes & The Presidents, which he co-produced and co-directed. Six quilt making books have been published with his photographs, most recently Quilts by Karen K. Stone. His photography and designs graced several albums of Toledo musician, composer and close friend Tim Story. Additionally, Mark published several photographic books available at Blurb.com, including a 50-year retrospective on the photographic work of friend Herral Long, a long-time photographer for The Toledo Blade.

Mark coordinated the complex graphic and design elements for the annual meetings of the American Society of Retina Specialists and was awarded the Crystal Paragon Award by Meetings Planners International for the number one meeting held internationally in 1992, beating out such other corporate events such as Microsoft and the Hilton Hotels chain.

In addition to his artful talents, Mark was an exceptional muse. He provided the opportunities and inspiration for a great many artists and photographers throughout his life. His cousin Alana Packo, a dance and photography major at the University of Michigan wrote, "To be graced with a soul as beautiful, genuine and fearless as my beloved cousin and mentor Mark is a treasure that only comes about once in a lifetime. He was pivotal to my desire to pursue the art of photography and I truly would not be the artist and human I am today were it not for his profound presence in my life. His imprint on my heart will remain forever."

Mark was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Mary Margaret "Bess" Packo, grandparents Tony and Rose Packo, and Margaret and Henry Paluh, aunt Nancy Packo Horvath, and soul-mate Virginia. Surviving are his brother Kirk Packo, MD, a physician in Chicago, and his nephew Robert G. Packo, a filmmaker, actor and audio engineer in Chicago. Also surviving are uncle Tony Packo, Jr., cousins Tony Packo III and Alana Packo, cousin Robin Packo Horvath, and cousins Barbara (Szirotnyak) Halasz and Michael Szirotnyak. Mark's life joy were his many pets too numerous to mention, but with special remembrance of dogs Zsa Zsa, Ilford, Leica and Agfa, and cat Sweet Pea.

"Mark was my hero and mentor. He had the most amazing eye," said Robert of his uncle. "He was the inspiration behind my decision to enter the film industry. In grade school I had decided that I wanted to be an artist. I decided that I wanted to be like Marky." His gentleness, smile, but most of all his talent will be missed by many.

Burial will be private at St. Ignatius Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be left for Mark's family and friends at www.freckchapel.com. A memorial service is planned celebrating Mark's talent and life to be held in January 2020. Memorial service plans for next January will be posted at the Freck website and on Facebook.

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Rosalie “Rosie” Ann Pawlicki

Pawlicki, Rosalie “Rosie” Ann, age 81 years, of Temperance, MI, passed away November 27, 2019. Urbanski Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Olivia India Phifer

Olivia India Phifer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Phifer, III, departed this life on November 3, 2019. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Olivia is a 2011 graduate of Maumee Valley Country Day School, 2015 alumna of Howard University and received a Masters Degree in 2018 from SKEMA Business School in Valbonne, France. She was employed by 22 Miles as a Marketing Content Specialist at the time of her death.

She is survived by her parents, sisters, and numerous friends and relatives.

Memorial services will be held Friday, December 6, 2019, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Family visitation at 11:00 a.m., service at 12:00 p.m.

Eugene “Gene” Michael Posadny

Eugene "Gene" Michael Posadny October 3, 1936 - November 28, 2019

My husband and best friend, Eugene "Gene" Michael Posadny, age 83, passed away November 28, 2019. He was born October 3, 1936, to the late Mary (Poman) and Michael Posadny.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen of 61 years; children, Jill (Randy) Hendrickson, Joe (Jan) and Jim Posadny; siblings, Pat (Art) Claybaugh, Shirley Monto, Leonard (Mary) Posadny, David (Linda) Posadny and special sister-in-law, Mary Posadny (the late Tim); grandchildren, Jessica Posadny, Lori Posadny, and Melissa Lee; great-grandson, Noah Mason Lee; extended family, Karen Belair, Aubrey, Andy (Jessica) Belicka and Harper.

Gene was in the Marine Corps and worked for Surface Combustion for 28 years. He coached baseball (winning a trophy) and football for Jackman School. He was active in the Boy Scouts, Troop 195, St. Clement Parish and later was a Commissioner for the Scouts. Gene and his wife enjoyed Country Western Dancing for well over 25 years, were Las Vegas snow birds, had huge hearts for traveling, and were long time members of the Cherrywood Golf Club.

Gene was preceded in death by his sisters, Rose Untersinger and Barbara Zeigler; and brother, Tim Posadny.

Graveside Services will be held for Gene on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 12:30 P.M. at Calvary Cemetery. Please meet at the Parkside Entrance.

Special thanks to the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio - Detroit Avenue, the Home Care Nurses and Aids, for their care and kindness that was also extended to our family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made out to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or donor's choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel (419-473-0300). To share memories with Gene's family, please visit our website.

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Edwin G. Quaintance Sr.

Edwin G. Quaintance, Sr. "Eddie Q." 72, of Ottawa Lake, MI, passed away November 28, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest OH, Toledo. He was born on December 20, 1946, in Toledo, OH, to George O. and Helen (Mason) Quaintance.

Edwin was an Army Veteran during the Vietnam War, serving from 1968-1969. He married Cheryl McQuestion in 1974. They celebrated 45 years together.

Edwin was a proud member of Cement Masons Local 886, having over 54 years of service. He went through their apprenticeship program and soon became a mechanic at the trade.

After his retirement, his many interests included but were not limited to antique cars, specifically Model A's. He was a member of the Flying Quail Chapter (Penn, OH Model A Ford Club), Western Lake Erie Region (MARC), and Floral City Model A Restorers Club. Ed loved his Model A's (1929 & 1930). He was happiest when working on them and touring with our many Model A friends. He belonged to the American Legion Post #0479, in Swanton, OH

He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl; daughter, Judy (Rob) Foltz; and son, Edwin G. (Melanie) Quaintance, Jr.; grandchildren, Nichole (Maggie), Foltz, Joshua (Connie) and Aaron Quaintance. Surviving brothers and sisters left to cherish their special memories of him are; Cheri (Mike) McFeeters, Lyndell (Ted) Szymanski, Charlene (Dave) Wood, George Quaintance, and Ron (Cindy) Quaintance, brother-in-law, Ed McCance, and special friend, Earl Lloyd. . He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and George Quaintance; his brother, James and sister, Victoria "Vickie" McCance.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, December 3rd, from 2-8 p.m., at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, (between Secor and Douglas Roads), Toledo, OH, 43613. Graveside services will be private and held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Alexandra Elisabeth Reisner

Alexandra Elisabeth Reisner, 31, formerly of Sylvania and Whitehouse, died suddenly in her Brooklyn, NY apartment on November 24. Born to a teenage mother in central Ohio, "Alex" met her adoptive parents, John and Leslie Reisner, on October 31, 1988, and Halloween, thereafter "Homecoming Day" was never the same. She lit up every room she entered from the day of her birth and was a precious gift to all who came to know her.

Alex had an incessant love of education and books. From St. Joe's Sylvania to Saint Ursula Academy to Columbia University, she made lifelong friends who remember her wit, wisdom and willingness to stand up for a cause when against all odds. She harbored a love for writing she would have all her life, with one short story, "Adirondack Bars", made into an independent film considered by the Sundance Film Festival.

She could not pass a four-legged friend (as perfect strangers found) without a kind word and touch and her own dogs (Sophie, Webster, Nelson and Cai) provided unconditional attention and affection as only they could do.

The open road provided a wealth of knowledge, and she traversed the US with her Great Dane, "Nelson", absorbing scenes and experiences that further nurtured her caring nature. She took that lust for education to Hohhott, China, where she spent two years as an English teacher. From the cover of Vogue magazine to the African Savannah to the beauty of Flores, Alex never missed an opportunity for adventure and relished the ability to "poke the bear" and stimulate raucous debate where she went.

In 2016, Alexandra sought out a new outlet for her creative drive and commenced a career in hair style and design. She spent 2018 at Vidal Sassoon in Los Angeles and in 2019 moved back to NYC where she spent time at Kennaland before joining Arrojo this past summer. Alexandra loved having people from all walks of life in her salon chair as she perfected her craft as a precision cutter. She was grateful for the opportunity to help transform the way people saw themselves when they looked in the mirror.

In near constant contact with her mom, she would text throughout the work day and FaceTime with her parents on her walk home. On the day before she died, Alex told her Mom her "heart was full" as she was busy planning Secret Santa assignments with her oldest friends from SUA while working out the details for a charity event at her salon.

Alexandra had been in recovery and opioid free for 11 years before her death last weekend. Opioids are the leading cause of preventable death among young people in the United States. We, as parents, as a society, must determine we have lost enough of our children and demand that the intersection of mental health and prescription drugs be refined and aligned.

Alex was predeceased by her grandparents John and Violet Reisner and Howard Nollenberger, by her uncle Larry Szabo, and her aunt Shirley Berndt. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandmother Millie Nollenberger, aunts Jeanne Heintschel and Bonnie Szabo, uncles Skip (Gunda) Nollenberger and Ed Berndt, numerous cousins and friends, and her "Bio-mom", birth family and half-brothers. She cared deeply about her family and friends.

Her parents have treated every day since her first overdose as a blessing and they are thankful for each and every day they had with her. A "Celebration of Life" will be held at their home in Whitehouse, Ohio in the spring. In lieu of flowers please share memories and photos at everloved.com or www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Joseph A. Simon

Joseph A. Simon, 91, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day with his wife, Mary Ann and daughter, Doreen, at his side.

Born to Pearl and Joseph A. Simon, Joe began taking care of others at a young age, delivering his mother's home-cooked meals to family, friends and anyone in need.

After graduating from the University of Toledo with a business degree, he became a highly successful farmer, but his true life's work was caring for others.

His heart was open to everyone. He was devoted to his wife Mary Ann and daughter Doreen. To his nephews Tim and Brian, he was a great friend and father figure, and a grandfather to great-nieces Kelly and Mary. He was a role model and mentor to young people. His employees became members of his extended family, and he never hesitated to help a stranger.

Joe believed in working hard on the farm and playing hard in the winter, especially on the ski slopes. His love of fishing once took him to the Arctic Circle. At home, he enjoyed the quieter pursuits of reading and gardening.

Friendships were carefully nurtured. His home was famous for pool parties, card games and Hungarian dinners which Joe cooked himself. With a soothing baritone, booming laugh and famous bear hugs, he was the consummate host.

A devout Catholic, he carried his faith in his heart, leading the family in prayer before every meal and kneeling to pray every night.

Joe touched countless lives with his kindness, generosity and warmth. He will always live in our hearts.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann; daughter, Doreen (Howard) Johnson; and nephews Tim (Nancy) Alter and Brian Alter.

Services are Saturday, December 7 at St. John XXIII, 24250 Dixie Highway, Perrysburg, Ohio. Visitation is 9:30-10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. The family requests donations to Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg in lieu of flowers. Arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, OH (419-874-3133). Condolences can be shared online at

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Sarah D. Sprague

Sarah D. Sprague, 95, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice of Sylvania. She was born on February 2, 1924 to Giuseppe and Madeline (Occulto) Saitta in Dunmore, PA.

Sarah was one of five children, Frankie, Tessie, Rossi, and Sam all who have preceded her in death. Sarah was also preceded in death by her loving husband Paul Sprague, July 2004.

Sarah was a wonderful mother and an amazing grandmother. Her favorite thing in life was to spend time with her family. There were many celebrations at her house over the years. Sarah loved watching Ohio State football and the Hallmark Channel.

She retired from Bischoff's Market, Toledo and a faithful member of Christ the King Church.

Sarah is survived by eight children: Leona (Terry) Lamontagne, Leo (Diane) Vossen, Sarah (Richard) Fletcher, Bob (Darlene) Vossen, Marilyn (Randy) Howell, Ron (Kathleen) Lukasik, Tom (Kat) Vossen, Gary (Marla) Lukasik and one stepson Tim (Linda) Sprague; 28 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren as well as dear friend Amy Allen.

Special thanks to Jen for always helping grandma.

The family will receive friends on Monday December 2, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday at 12:00 p.m. at Christ the King Church 4100 Harvest Lane. Burial will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

To leave a special message for Sarah's family; please visit

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Vernell Stateman

Vernell Stateman, received her wings on November 24, 2019 surrounded by her family after her battle with cancer. Vernell was born November 11, 1949 in Wickliffe, Kentucky to LeRoy and Pansy (Brown) Hollowell. Vernell moved to Toledo in 1963 where she attended Scott High School and later graduated from Job Corps. Vernell married the late Clarence Stateman. Although Vernell took pride in being a homemaker she did take work outside of the home for TJ Maxx in sales and Wonder Bread in production. Vernell is preceded in death by both parents, LeRoy and Pansy Hollowell, husband Clarence Stateman, brother Clifford Hollowell, sisters; Morine Harris, Ruth Austin and Linda Carter. Vernell leaves to cherish her memories, step-daughter LaVesa Stateman, granddaughter Shannell Overton, four great-grandchildren, brothers; Linford LeRoy Hollowell and Jimmy Hollowell, sisters; Wilma Siddell and Roberta Johnson and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Vernell will be dearly missed.

The family will receive guests Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

To leave a special message for Vernell's family, please visit

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Brian Swanson

Brian Stephen Swanson passed away unexpectedly on Saturday November 23rd in his home at the age of 46. He was born Nov. 28, 1972 in Oxnard, CA to Dalynn Jackson and Yoshikazu Swanson. As a young man, he moved to Toledo and was employed with Lowes Building Services for 15 years.

Brian enjoyed sports and was an avid fan of the Los Angeles Chargers, Dodgers and Lakers. Most of all his pride and joy were his children. Brian loved playing video games with his son, Evan, and finding ways to tickle his daughter, Zoey. His dog, Sadie held a special place in his heart, Brian would give her good scratches and tease her with taking a bath.

He is survived by his loving wife Nicole; children Evan and Zoey; mother Dalynn Jackson; father Yoshi (Carol) Swanson of San Dimas, CA; and sister Zena Palma of West Covina, CA.

Family will receive friends at the Castillo Funeral Home 1757 Tremainsville Rd Tuesday Dec 3rd after 2 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life service at 6 p.m.

Donations may be made to Brian's family to offset expenses.

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Gladys Triplett

Triplett, Gladys, age 86 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 24, 2019. The House of Day Funeral Service. As published in The Blade

Violet C. (Mominee) Vogt

Voilet C. (Mominee) Aldrich Vogt, 96, of Oregon, Ohio passed away peacefully Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Orchard Villa Nursing and Rehab. Voilet known to her grandchildren as "Grandma Mike" was born in Jerusalem Township, Ohio on April 17, 1923 to Doris and Florence (Yeupell) Mominee. Grandma Mike lived in the Oregon Walbridge area her entire life graduating from Clay High School in 1941 and where her family managed the Cedar Point Gun Club. Prior to retiring many years ago she had worked for Buckeye News and Osterman Jewelers. Grandma Mike was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church. What brought a smile to her face and what she enjoyed most, was spending time with her family.

Surviving are her daughters, Judy Fleitz Hodits, Sandy (Donald) Zellner, Sherry (Michael) TenEyck; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and now great- great grandchildren; sister, Lucille Paul; brother, James (Joan) Mominee. Grandma Mike was preceded in death by her parents, and husbands, Charles Aldrich and Dale Vogt; son-in-law, Kenneth Fleitz, granddaughter, Tiffany Marie Fleitz Kyle.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 3 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church 212 N. Stadium Road, Oregon, OH at 12:00 pm where visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of funeral mass. Interment will follow in St. Ignatius Cemetery. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy in Grandma Mike's memory are asked to consider St. Ignatius Catholic Church.

Arrangements by Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Homes

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Bonna Rae Weaver

Bonna Rae Weaver, 84 of Toledo passed away peacefully on November 22, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on October 14, 1935 to Clarence and Helen (Abele) Sauer in South Toledo. It was there she would meet Robert "Bob" Weaver at Newbury School.

She graduated from Whitney high school in Cosmetology. She and Bob raised three sons and were the owner of Bob Weaver and Sons Plumbing. Some years ago she was diagnosed with MS and was courageous, even helping those worse off getting to hydrotherapy.

Bonna is survived by her sister Barbara (Dick) Corbett, sons Chris (Chris Babiuch), Gene (Kathy) and Terry Weaver along with eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Bob Weaver.

Friends may gather from 3:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. on Saturday December 7, 2019 at Neville-Shank Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Hwy. Holland, (419) 865-8879. A brief memorial service will follow at 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, who provided comfort and support during her final days. We would like also to thank Mom's special friend, Dawn for her love and support. Those wishing to share special memories or condolences may do so be visiting www.neville-funeral.com.

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Peter Michael Woronec

Peter Michael Woronec, age 65, passed away unexpectedly at Banner Baywood Medical Center (Mesa, Arizona) on November 23, 2019, surrounded by his family. Peter and his wife lived in Ottawa Lake, Michigan and moved to Gilbert, Arizona in 1992. He was born in Toledo, Ohio to Peter Woronec and Anna Melnyk; he was the third born of 12 children.

In 1983, Peter met his "Sunshine", Darlene (Ballinger). They were married in 1984 and spent over 35 years loving each other and being best friends for eternity. Peter was an amazing son, brother, husband and father. He brought love, caring and positivity to all he touched and made them laugh and smile. He gave the best hugs! Peter loved watching movies and sports; he enjoyed college and professional football, basketball and baseball.

Peter graduated from Irving E. Macomber Vocational Technical High School in 1972 with Electrical Construction & Maintenance degree. Following graduation, Peter was an electrical contractor & Journeyman Electrician for many years, including owning his own business. Peter worked at Chrysler Motors Corporation as a maintenance supervisor-skilled trades for 10 years and 5 years previous at Doehler Jarvis. Peter was employed at ZF Group (Previously TRW) for 26 years, as a Principal Controls Engineer with Active and Passive Safety Systems Applications and traveled many times to Indiana and Germany, where he met many new people he called friends. In 2004, Peter received an Associate's degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technology from the University of Toledo, Phi Theta Kappa, Tau Alpha Pi. Peter was passionate about process improvement and technology and was Six Sigma certified green belt. He earned several certificates of achievement and saved hundreds of thousands of dollars for his employers over the years. Peter loved to share his knowledge with others and was a positive influence to all. He was a dedicated employee and put in many hours to bring in projects on time. Peter was looking forward to retirement in March, 2020.

Peter is survived by his wife, Darlene (Ballinger) Woronec; children, Tammara (Keith) McCormick, Tracy Mulac, Charles (Jennifer) Puhl, Jr., and Jennifer (Mark) Abel; grandchildren, Chelsea Winkel, Kyle McCormick, Hunter McCormick, Chloe Puhl, Cahle Puhl, Elmissa Mulac, Crew Puhl, Maya Abel, and Zofia Abel; great grandchild, Jackson Batista; 11 siblings, and many nieces and nephews.

Peter was proceeded in death by his parents, Peter Woronec and Anna (Melnyk) Woronec.

The family would like to thank the Banner Baywood Medical Center Intensive Care Unit teams for providing care and understanding to Peter and his family.

Visitation will be from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 Main St., Sylvania, on Friday, December 6, 2019. The Funeral Mass will be conducted at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Peter will be laid to rest at Toledo Memorial Park, Chapel of Peace, Sylvania Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family would invite monetary and blood donations to the local Red Cross in memory of Peter Woronec. Online condolences to

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Donald James Yark

Donald James Yark passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Ohio Living Swan Creek in Toledo after a brief illness. He was 98.

Don was a lifelong Toledo area resident, born to Herbert and Mabel Yark on August 29, 1921. He lived a long and colorful life, caring for his family, including his dear mother who lived to the age of 104. Growing up in the hardscrabble days of the Great Depression, Don instilled values of hard work, pride and service in his children who, among their varied accomplishments, went on to build Northwest Ohio's largest automotive group.

A graduate of both DeVilbiss High School and the University of Toledo, Don enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944 and served primarily in India during World War II.

In 1944, Don married the love of his life, Marilyn Shuey and settled in the Old Orchard neighborhood where they lived for many years with their three children.

He spent his career in civil engineering consulting for Finkbeiner, Pettis & Strout, and was later the Director of Public Utilities for the City of Toledo. Later, he founded DJY and Associates Custom Builders, designing family residences including a home for Marilyn and himself in Sylvania Township. In semi-retirement, he took up a second residence in Sandusky, which became a cherished family outpost on the shores of Lake Erie.

Don was an avid baker, breads in particular and was also known for his delicious caramels which he baked well into his 90s. He pursued all kinds of projects from making personalized birthday cards to tinkering with computers. He was a playful presence on email with his friends and family. In later years, he took up landscape painting to much enjoyment.

Among the various organizations to which Don was a member were the Royal Order of Jesters, and Zenobia Shriners. He was also a 32nd degree member of the Masons.

Don is survived by his children, Lynn (Dick) Baker; John (Karen) Yark; daughter-in-law, Susan Poll; and grandchildren, Scott Baker, Laura Wilkinson, D.J. Yark, Dan Yark, Bill Yark, Emily Reny, Jack Yark, Jamie Yark, Jay Yark, Jennifer Beaudoin and Kim Nelson and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marilyn; son, Jim; granddaughter, Shelly Butler and siblings, Herbert Jr. and Marjorie.

A private family celebration of Don's life will be held at a later date. The family suggests tributes be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Ohio or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please view and sign our online "guest registry" at CoyleFuneralHome.com

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November 30, 2019

Marlene Janis Berry

Marlene Janis Berry, age 75 of Sylvania, Ohio passed away, Tuesday, November 26, 2019. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on January 27, 1944 to the late George and Ruth Sarvis.

Marlene enjoyed spending time with family and friends and making people happy. She loved her grandchildren, spending as much time as she could with them. Marlene was a devote member of Point Place United Church of Christ for many years.

Left to cherish Marlene's memory are her children, Skip Berry, Christina (Mike) Motter, and Scott (Mitch) Antesky; 5 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Darlene (Wayne) and Edna (Mike); special extended family, Becky, David, Evie, and Glenn; and many friends. Marlene was preceded in death by her husband Elmer Berry; son, Tracy Berry; and 4 sisters.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made out to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Point Place United Church of Christ.

Family will be receiving friends Monday, December 2, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623 (419-473-0300). Visitation will continue on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at Point Place United Church of Christ, 4920 297th Street, Toledo, Ohio 43611 (419-726-7390) with Funeral Services beginning at 10 A.M. Burial is to follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

To share memories and condolences with Marlene's family please visit our website.

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Millie G. Boykin

Millie G. Boykin age 73 passed away peacefully in her home on November 2, 2019.

Visitation Sunday December 1, 2019 2 to 4pm Wake service Monday at 10am and Funeral services at 11am all at The House of Day Funeral Home.

Stella A. Ciesla

An end to an era, Stella A. Ciesla passed away on November 27, 2019 at the age of 96. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 5, 1923. She was a strong, loving, hard-working, and independent woman who lived life to the fullest! Stella was the youngest surviving daughter of Veronica (Lupka) and Frank Wyskiel. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerome "Jerry" "Birdie" Ciesla; and her sisters and their husbands, Mary and Chester Glonek, Sally and Jack Lucas, Genevieve Nowicki, and Bernadine and Ted Krempa. They are all together now dancing a polka!

Stella was a faithful member of St. Adalbert parish and the Holy Rosary Society. She worked at Willy's Overland and then at Lucas County Jobs and Family Services for 17 years.

Stella and Birdie built their home in 1953 and raised their family in a close knit neighborhood. She was known for her baked goods: polish coffee cake, chocolate chip cookies, apple pies, pineapple cuts, and homemade pierogis. Stella has passed on many of these traditions to her daughters and granddaughters. After 65 years, Stella moved from her family home last summer to the Woodlands Sunset Community where she enjoyed making new friends, doing puzzles, playing bingo, socializing and also modeling in a fashion show! We'd like to thank all of the staff for looking after their "sweet lady".

Stella loved to spend time at the beach. One of her favorite travel memories was when she traveled to Rome with her friend Father Marek Ciesla to attend mass and to meet Pope John Paul II.

She leaves a legacy of four daughters, Roseann Ciesla, Margee (Jeff) Poole, Gloria (Mark) Buganski, and Kim Ciesla; four grandchildren, Elizabeth (Scott) Johnson, Tracy (Craig) Costello, Kevin (Meagan) Poole, and Ryan Buganski. At latest count, she has nine great grandchildren: Grayson, Flynn, Sloane, Aubrey, Olivia, Noah, Nolan, Easton, and Xander.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 1st from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo Ohio (419) 475-5055. On Monday December 2nd, visitation will continue in St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 3233 Lagrange St, Toledo, Ohio from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral mass begins at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions to Saints Adalbert Parish or SewHope, Inc. ( www.sewhope.org) in Stella's honor.

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Phyllis E. Clark

Clark, Phyllis E., age 93 years, of Camden, MI, passed away November 26, 2019. Thompson Funeral Home, Pioneer, MI. As published in The Blade

Peter S. Coronado

Coronado, Peter S, age 96 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 27, 2019. Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Elaine Marie Early

Elaine Marie Early, age 75, of Ida, Michigan, died November 24, 2019 at The OSU James Cancer Center, Columbus. She was born April 20, 1944 in Toledo to the late Franklin and Mildred (Eck) Grooms and graduated from Woodward High School in 1962. She earned an associate degree from Monroe Co. Community College. Elaine worked as a secretary at Riverside Hospital for 21 years and most recently at Mass Mutual for 8 years. In her free time, Elaine enjoyed camping, travel, playing cards (especially Bunco) and attending the sporting events of her grandchildren. Selfless and service minded, she volunteered at Manor House of Wildwood MetroPark and brought a ray of light into the lives of others with her positive, caring spirit.

Elaine is lovingly survived by her husband of nearly 57 years, Earl Early; daughters, Yvonne Williamson and Deborah (Tim) Iott; grandchildren, Shannon, Nicole, Courtney, Mitchel and Cameron; great grandchildren, Keegan and Adelynn; and brother, Frank (Nancy) Grooms.

She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Williamson; and sister, Frances Nickoloff.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 3-8:00 p.m. and on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.).

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions in Elaine's name are suggested to The Arthur G. James and Richard J. Solove Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University (please see the Walker website for details) or the Manor House Volunteers at Wildwood MetroPark.

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Donald Frey

Frey, Donald, age 76 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 26, 2019. Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Vincent L. Gangle

Gangle, Vincent L., age 79 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away November 26, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Sister Virginia Harris

               (formerly Sister Mary Peter)

Sister Virginia Harris (formerly Sister Mary Peter) passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at St. Bernardine Home in Fremont at the age of 92. (She would have been 93 next month.) A native of Detroit, she grew up in Fremont and was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lucille Arnold Harris; step-father, John Weihrouch; siblings Margaret Murray and William Harris; and stepbrothers Dale and Lavonne Weihrouch.A Sister of Mercy for 76 years, the majority of her ministries were focused in health care in Toledo and Urbana, after teaching 2nd grade in Columbus for two years. She served at St. Charles and the former Toledo Mercy Hospitals from 1951 to 1966 as OB and GYN Supervisor as well as ER and Night Supervisor. Her last 45 years of ministry were spent at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana where she was OB Supervisor and Director of Nursing Services. She also assumed the position of Patient Advocate.

She was privileged to witness the birth of so many babies and the joy of their mothers. She was especially touched by the tears of gratitude of the first-time moms.

Upon her retirement from Mercy Memorial, she was paid tribute with the words, "She has made an invaluable difference in the lives of countless patients and families through her dedicated self-less service." In 2014, Sister retired to St. Bernardine Home in Fremont along with her devoted friend, Sister Edith Ryan and their beloved dog, Sarah.

She will forever be remembered as a gentle woman, always positive, and totally committed to her ministry. Her precious smile earned her the nickname "Smiley" in her retirement years.

She is survived by her Community of the Sisters of Mercy, and also leaves her sister Jane Bankey; step-sister-in-law, Carol Weihrouch, niece Tina (Tom) Hasselbach, along with many other nieces and nephews and special friends Pricilla Lehmann and Sue Horner.

A Welcoming Service will take place at St. Bernardine Home in Fremont at 2:30 on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 with visitation to follow. Visitation will continue on December 2, 2019 from 8:30-2:00 with the funeral Mass at 2:00. Burial will follow in Our Lady of the Pines cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Hanneman-Chudzinski-Keller Funeral Home.

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Donald Hoops

Hoops, Donald, age 84 years, of Holgate, OH, passed away November 28, 2019. Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Holgate, OH. As published in The Blade

Robert Clifford Keener

Keener, Robert Clifford, age 72 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away November 27, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Stella Keesor

Keesor, Stella, age 93 years, of Naples, FL, passed away November 13, 2019. Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Carroll Virginia (Traver) Kelly

Carroll Virginia (Traver) Kelly, 81, died Monday, November 25, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg surrounded by her loving family. She was a graduate of Genoa High School and served as a receptionist for the City of Oregon, and Little Sisters of the Poor. She was a member of Jeanne Jugan Society and Carroll enjoyed family, reading, TV, and baking.

Carroll is survived by her sons, John (Margie), Bill (Wendy) and Michael (Marianne); 14 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; siblings, Barbara (Joe) Hanthorn, Mary Lynn (Don) Ziegelhofer and John (Pat) Traver. She was preceded in death by her husband, John and her parents, Meryle and Madeline (Kolecki) Traver.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Sunday, December 1, 2019, from 2:00-7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church with the family to receive guests after 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

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G. Ninde Lawson

G. Ninde Lawson, 88, retired president of Columbia Gas of Ohio, passed away on November 27 in Sylvania, Ohio of complications from a broken hip. Born in Toledo in 1931 to George and Vera Lawson, he is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carole, children Amy (Chris) Furminger and David (Orlando Trigueros), Furminger grandchildren Jeffrey, Stephani (Lou) McKercher, Sarah, Melissa, Michael, Matthew and Jacob, King grandchildren Katie and Kelly (Matthew Pawlicki), and Cipriani grandchildren Ryan, Holly (Dominic Armenio), and Kerri Cipriani-Nisely (Lee). He was predeceased by his parents, stepfather Guy Johnson, and daughter Lisa. A lifelong dog-lover, his beloved family pets were Heidi, Heather, Corey, Rio, and Sarona.

Ninde graduated from DeVilbiss High, class of '49, and received 2 degrees from the University of Toledo, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He served in the Air Force during the Korean conflict. After beginning his Columbia career in Toledo, Ninde held management positions at Mansfield, Columbus, Circleville, Fremont, Findlay, Norwalk, Toledo, and Binghamton, NY. He served in volunteer community leadership positions with Chambers of Commerce, United Way, Junior Achievement, and The Salvation Army.

Ninde treasured his friendships and kept in close touch with friends around the country and the world. He enjoyed 25 years of competitive handball, 50 years of big water boating, and lifelong golf.

After retirement, he and Carole summered in the Toledo and Marblehead areas and wintered in South Padre Island and San Antonio, Texas.

Friends and family will be invited to remember Ninde at a springtime memorial service. Donations in his memory may be made to the Toledo Humane Society or another charity of the donor's choice.

Janis L. Long

Long, Janis L., age 86 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away November 28, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Sharon (Frische) Marougi

"All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother."

Sharon (Frische) Maritsas Marougi, age 72, walked into the loving arms of Jesus on November 24, 2019 and now shines brightly in her heavenly home.

Sharon was a graduate of The University of Toledo. She went on to become a school teacher for over 35 years, touching the lives of countless children that remember her helpful, kind spirit to this day. Sharon was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral. She loved teaching others about the Divine Mercy of Jesus. She also remained an unwavering advocate for children, especially the unborn. After retirement, Sharon found joy in the art of Thomas Kinkade and became a broker for Thomas Kinkade galleries across the country.

Sharon had a profound effect on everyone in her life, her family, friends, art clients, fellow parishioners, and even animals she rescued along the way! Her four children were her world and she loved them more than words can express. She made everyone that she encountered in life feel special and loved through her thoughtful and generous nature. Her presence was a gift to all. She had an infectious smile that would light up any room and a heart of pure gold.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 38 years, Mike Marougi; beloved children, Stock, Anna, Katrina and Dominic. She is also survived by her three loving sisters and many dear nieces and nephews that she adored. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Frische; mother, Virginia Frische; sister, Marisa Frische; and her beloved baby Maltipoo, Raja.

Visitation will be held at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., with a scripture service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Thomas F. "Tom" McHugh

Thomas F. "Tom" McHugh, age 87, of Mount Vernon, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at the Knox Community Hospital with family by his side. He was born on May 13, 1932, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late James and Catherine (Ruddy) McHugh. Tom was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, where he received a full football scholarship, and later received his Master's Degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a teacher and football coach at Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio, his Alma Mater, where he was selected Ohio High School Coach of the Year in 1962; at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and at Kenyon College from 1967 to 1983. He was selected Ohio Athletic Conference Football Coach of the Year in 1981. He also coached baseball and served as Athletic Director.

Tom served for three years as Director of Parks and Recreation in Mount Vernon. He worked as a Deputy Administrator for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation and in sales for Habitec Security Systems.

He was chairman of the Knox County Democrats and served as a member of the Board of Elections. He worked on fundraising campaigns for the United Community Fund and for Easter Seals. Tom served on the Big Brother-Big Sister Board of Directors and was a key organizer in building the Mount Vernon Colonial City Classic College Basketball Tournament.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church, The Knights of Columbus, The Notre Dame Monogram Club, The Old Homestead Club, The Moose, The Elks, and The Hiawatha Golf Club, where he was "chairman of the Round Table".

Surviving are his daughter, Kathy (Mark) Larkins and son, Kevin (Mary Ann); seven grandchildren, Claire, Roy, Christie, Erin, Mark, Alyjah, and Savannah; three great grandchildren, McKenzie, Aurora and Benjamin; and sister, Margaret Gibney.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Ida McHugh; his brothers, James and John; sister, Mary Doherty, and his infant daughter, Mary Pat.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon. A vigil service will follow the visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev Father Mark J. Hammond as the Celebrant. A private burial will take place in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, [\"http://www.alz.org/\"]www.alz.org, as a Tribute Gift to "Thomas Francis McHugh".

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Vickie Lynn Murar (Deeds)

Murar (Deeds), Vickie Lynn, age 51 years, of Lyons, OH, passed away November 27, 2019. Weigel Funeral Home, Metamora, OH. As published in The Blade

Phyllis Estelle Ruff (Schroder)

Phyllis Estelle (Schroder) Ruff, of Toledo, passed away November 27, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio at the age of 89. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on October 14, 1930 to Myrtle and Almon Schroder. She graduated from Scott High School. Phyllis married Ed Ruff on October 2, 1950.

Phyllis was a woman of great loves. Her husband, Ed of 57 years, whom she shared everything was the love of her life. She and Ed worked side by side at Ruff Electric, Inc. for over 40 years. They cherished their grandchildren, never missing a sporting event, birthday or special event. Phyllis loved the holidays. She and Ed were known for their giant Christmas trees and annual expansive Easter egg hunts at their home on Midwest.

Phyllis loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She actively served Grace Lutheran Church and later Olivet Lutheran Church, which she was still a member. Phyllis enjoyed many Sundays praising as a part of the bell choir. She led and participated in bible studies through Bible Study Fellowship.

She was a lover of animals. Phyllis raised several Boston Terriers and cats. She was loved by all of her children's and grandchildren's animals as well, often giving them treats under the table.

Raised in a flower shop, gardening was a lifelong passion of hers. She had an extensive collection of African violets and beautiful Rose bushes, which she attended to daily.

Phyllis also loved her friends and family, summers at Devil's Lake, OSU Buckeyes, cooking her famous pies and completing intricate puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Allwin, Donald and Wesley Schroder and Dorris Ott.

She was surrounded by loving family at her death. She will be greatly missed by her children Diane (Bob) Kalb, Gary (Joan), Brian (Joanne) and Marty (Kristie). Grandchildren Leigh (Matt) Barnes; Caroline, Lilli, Eddie. Dani (Mike) Rosen; Walker, Weston. Zach Kalb; Kati. Kristen (Mike) Rinsem; James, Samantha, Keira, Vanessa, Alyssa. Stephen (Kelly) Ruff; Madelyn, Makenzie. Brad (Kristin) Ruff, Kyle Ruff, Alex (Katelyn) Ruff; Sebastian, Julian and Addison and Max Ruff as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary, 3815 Sylvania Ave. (at Woodley Rd.) Sunday from 2-6 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Monday at Olivet Lutheran Church at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Interment Toledo Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio and Olivet Lutheran Church.

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Sylvia Alverta Titus

Titus, Sylvia Alverta, age 64 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away November 25, 2019. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Paul H. Volmar

Paul H. Volmar, age 64, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 25, 2019. He was born on July 28, 1955 to Joseph and Patricia (Munroe) Volmar. Paul was employed as a salesman at Toledo New Bath. An avid fan of Detroit sports, he enjoyed watching the Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings as well as University of Michigan football. Paul collected vinyl records and identified himself as a "picker". Above all, he loved being a father and grandfather.

Paul is survived by his loving wife, Gerri; children, Holly (Katie) Bennett and Scott Volmar; grandchildren, Hudson and Easton Bennett; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Gertrude Volmar; parents, Joseph and Patricia Volmar; brothers, Mark, Eric, and Kurt Volmar; sister in-law, Debbie Volmar; and nephew, Brian Volmar.

Family and friends may visit on Monday, December 2, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH 43611. A Funeral Mass for Paul will take place on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church at 10 a.m. preceded by visitation in the church beginning at 9 a.m. Following the mass a luncheon will be held the Siena Center.

Memorial tributes will be gratefully accepted by Paul's family care of the funeral home. Please share condolences at

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Louis Elbert Wherry

Wherry, Louis Elbert, age 59 years, of Ypsilanti, MI, passed away November 27, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Kathryn Ann Wright

Wright, Kathryn Ann, age 80 years, of Deshler, OH, passed away November 27, 2019. Feehan- Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, OH. As published in The Blade

Gretchen Zahn

Gretchen Zahn, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in Sylvania, Ohio at the age of 87. She is remembered as a loving mother and incredible friend who cherished spending time with her family. Gretchen was born on February 26th, 1932, to Shirley and Carlton Mathias in Alton, IL, and graduated from DeVilbliss High School. In 1950, she married Ervin "Red" Zahn and they had four daughters — Deb, Karen, Kelley, and Lisa. Red passed away in April, 1981.

Gretchen was a social butterfly and enjoyed an extensive network of friends, both new and old. She was known to fill her calendar with social activities and traveling. She could pass hours playing cards games—she was competitive and won most of the time. She was a super-fan of football and golf, enjoyed trips to casinos, and always loved music and going out dancing. Every holiday season, she made Christmas a special time for family and friends, with celebrations (she was a great cook!), gift-giving, and her belief in the power of Santa Claus.

Gretchen genuinely cared for others and showed that through her generous spirit, giving her time and resources to many individuals in need and always being a great listener. She volunteered at local polling sites during elections, for Meals on Wheels and at Flower Hospital, as well as remaining an active supporter of the Elks Club.

Gretchen was the hostess with the mostest - she loved entertaining and being around people. She was exuberant and elegant, fun-loving and always a true straight-shooter. She was known to be outspoken (you never had to wonder what she was thinking), and calm in a crisis. Gretchen has been remembered as "classy and sassy". She truly was a one-in-a-million, beautiful lady. We'll keep your love and smile with us always.

Gretchen is survived by her daughters Deb Maccabee, Karen Kjoller (Greg Dreese), Kelley (Dave) Tipping, and Lisa (Scott) Wood, her grandchildren Robb Vancil, Lindsey Kjoller, Katie Biemers and Nicholas Wood and great-grandchildren Aleya Biemers and Max Biemers.

There will be a gathering of family and friends Sunday, December 1st from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Reeb Funeral Home 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, Ohio. Please come share your memories of Gretchen.

In lieu of flowers, please donate gifts to your local Toys for Tots drive this Christmas, or make a donation to Paws & Whiskers Cat Shelter (32 Hillwyck Dr, Toledo, OH 43615) or at https://pawsandwhiskers.org/donate/. Online condolences to reebfuneralhome

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Thomas L. Zimmerman

Zimmerman, Thomas L., age 71 years, of Archbold, OH, passed away November 26, 2019. Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

November 29, 2019

Carol Louise Everts

Carol Louise Everts, a teacher, reporter, and business manager at various times in her professional life, died Monday at her Adrian home. She was 86.

She had Alzheimer's disease, son Jerald said.

Mrs. Everts taught physical education at Adrian High School from 1955 to 1960 and then was a substitute teacher from 1960 to 1972 at Chesaning Union School District in Chesaning, Mich. - primarily teaching English, history, and physical education.

Mr. Everts said that his friends, who were students of hers, had told him that she was "one of the better teachers they had - caring and giving."

She then was a staff reporter at the Gainesville Sun daily newspaper in Gainesville, Fla., from 1974 to 1986.

Most recently she was a business manager at the Waynesville, N.C., Country Club from 1986 until 2003 when she retired.

Mr. Everts said his mother changed jobs when her late husband, Ronald Everts, who worked for a mobile home manufacturer, got transferred from place to place. Ronald Everts, whom she married in 1954, died in 2003.

"She was a people person, always willing to help," Mr. Everts said. "She would give you a shirt off her back. And she was a very outgoing person."

In retirement she greeted patients and helped them find their appointments from 2004 to 2013 as a volunteer at what now is ProMedica Bixby Hospital in Adrian.

Mrs. Everts was born May 25, 1933, in Wauseon to Helen and Benjamin Ruffer.

In 1950 she graduated from Adrian High School and went to Bowling Green State University, graduating in 1954 with a bachelor's degree in education.

In her free time she enjoyed reading and singing. From 1978 to 1986 she sang for the Jazz Alive group in Asheville, N.C.

Mrs. Everts was a member of St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church, Adrian, where she played the organ and sang in the choir. She had learned music at school and at the church, her son said.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Brian Everts, a brother, and a grandson, Trevor Everts.

Surviving are her sons, Jerald and Jeffrey Everts; sister, Doris Hurlburt; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the church, 632 S Madison St. in Adrian.

The family suggests tributes to the Alzheimer's Association.

This is a news story by Mike Sigov. Contact him at sigov@theblade.com, 419-724-6089, or on Twitter @mikesigovblade.

Timothy James Henline

Timothy James Henline, 66, of McLean, Virginia, passed away on November 20, 2019 at his home. He was born December 26, 1952 to Luther and Betty (Swartz) Henline of Pemberville, Ohio.

Tim attended Eastwood High School in Pemberville, graduated with a BS in Engineering Physics from the University of Toledo, and received his MS and PhD in Engineering Physics from Montana State University. In 2013, he retired from a 30-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) where he served in a variety of technical advisor, systems engineering and managerial positions.

Highly respected by his colleagues and community, Tim is survived by his father, Luther Henline; wife, Frances (Frazier), McLean, Virginia; and sisters Linda (Tom) Young, Baltimore, Ohio, and Sandra (Steven) Draheim, Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Memorial tributes may be made to the Warrior Canine Connection, Boyds, MD 20841 (warriorcanineconnection.org) or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Wilson "Bill" D. Hetrick

Wilson D. Hetrick, 69, of Williston, Ohio, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019, in his residence after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. Bill was born on January 24, 1950, in Port Clinton, Ohio, to Wilson and Patricia (Hirst) Hetrick, who preceded him in death. He was retired from Chrysler Corporation. When Bill was not working at Chrysler he was busy farming which was his passion. Bill was a Vietnam War veteran serving with the U.S. Army from 1969-1971. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Williston. Bill, also enjoyed gambling in his spare time.

Surviving are his sisters, Marjorie Chase and Barbara (Nancy Toth) Hetrick; nieces, Mary Gilbert, Peggy Morrison, Stephanie Strunk.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 1, at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Road, Millbury, Ohio, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Elliston Cemetery. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy in Will's memory are asked to consider the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Bill's family would like to thank his caregivers and Promedica Hospice for the love and compassion given to him.

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Paulette R. Jackson

Paulette R. Jackson passed away November 23, 2019. Viewing will be 6-8 P.M. Monday, December 2, 2019 at The House of Day Funeral Home, Funeral 12 noon Tuesday, preceded by wake at 11 A.M. at Second Baptist Church, Monclova, OH.

Rita M. (Boch) Kelley

Rita M. (Boch) Kelley, 97, passed away Monday, November 26, 2019 at Primrose Retirement Community in Lancaster, Ohio from natural causes. In the care of FAIRHOPE Hospice & Palliative Care for six months prior to her death, Rita died peacefully in her sleep.

She gracefully leaves her adopted daughter, Jayne (Michael) Burns of Hudson, Ohio; adopted son, Jeff (Michelle) Kelley, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Retired) of Lancaster, Ohio; granddaughters, Kelley (Seth) Miller of Tampa, Florida; Christy (Aaron) Clark M.D.s of Tampa, Florida; Caitlin (Grant) Piller of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and eight great-grandchildren, Maeve Kelley Miller, Rowan McMahon Miller, Reagan Keefe Miller, Leo Michael Kainoa Clark, Stella Jayne Clark, Mary Caroline Boileau Piller, John Burns Piller and James Kelley Piller; sister-in-law, Jo Kelley of Bremen Ohio, many caring and kind nieces, nephews and friends.

Born in Geneva, Ohio June 2, 1922 to the late Ethel (Hockman) 1960 and Walter Leo Boch 1970. Her father served in World War I. Her early years were spent in Bremen and graduated from Rushville Memorial High School on May 26, 1940. During high school she was active in sports and demonstrated talents in drama, singing and playing several instruments to include the saxophone and violin. In October 1943 she graduated from Lancaster Memorial Hospital School of Nursing after three demanding years as a Registered Nurse and worked in the ER. She would always remind family members that she graduated number one on her state boards. Married on December 11, 1944 to her high school sweetheart amidst World War II, the new couple transferred to Army locations in Dallas and New Orleans and post war years to Akron, Ohio. There she worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. A career move with Goodyear combined with a military promotion relocated them to Woodville, Ohio where she volunteered for many years with the Red Cross as an RN. She was a competitive and accomplished bowler, loved to travel, and a dedicated caretaker of a neighbor in need for many years. As a devoted housewife she took great care in raising her family. A move to Lancaster in 2003 allowed them to enjoy their final years together close to their home town.

Preceded in death are her beloved husband of 66 years in 2010, Wayne Boileau Kelley, COLONEL, United States Army Reserve (Retired); sister Helen (Boch) Schmeltzer 1994; brother in law Paul Schmeltzer 2017; brother Walter Edward Boch 1991 and sister in law Lois (Wagner) Boch 2019.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 3 from 12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M. at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 602 Marietta St, Bremen, Ohio. Immediately following a Catholic mass will begin at 1:00 P.M. followed by burial at Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 602 Marietta St, Bremen, Ohio 43017, FAIRHOPE Hospice and Palliative Care, 282 Sells Rd, Lancaster, Ohio 43130 or the Bremen Area Historical Society, 161 Carter St, PO Box 33, Bremen, Ohio 43107 in the name of Rita M. Kelley. Arrangements are made by Morgan Funeral Home, 124 Fort St, Bremen, Ohio 43107.

A special thank you to all the family, relatives, friends and neighbors who visited and took such good care of Rita over the years. To the staff of FAIRHOPE, Lanfair Center and Primrose, thank you for the exceptional care received.

Ethel "Momo" (Varwig) Momenee

Ethel Loretta "Momo" Varwig Momenee, age 88, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. Ethel was born July 12, 1931 in St. Marys, Ohio to Osmond and Nora (Roberts) Sawmiller. Momo was known for her cooking especially her pies. Momo was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a motherly figure to everyone in the neighborhood. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a flair for fashion but above all she was deeply devoted to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

In addition to her parents, Momo was also preceded in death by her loving husbands; Paul J.Varwig and Donald Momenee, sons; Skip and Mike Varwig, step-son, Tony Momenee and eleven siblings. Left to cherish her memory are her children; Mitch (Tina) Varwig, Randy (Christine) Varwig, Lorrie (Jim) Fox, step-daughter, Theresa (Louis) Young, sister Wilma (John) Young, daughter-in-laws Nancy and Ann Varwig, along with numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren with two more on the way.

The family will receive guests Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Monday at 10:00 A.M. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

The family would like to give a special "Thanks" to the Lakes of Monclova for their wonderful care given to Momo over the last several years. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Momo 's memory.

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Jean Calmes Morgenstern

Jean Calmes Morgenstern celebrated her 86th birthday on Friday evening, dining with a daughter and grandson after a day of receiving calls and cards from family all over the country. A photo taken that night captured her vitality, beauty and happiness.

Unfortunately, the matriarch of a blended family, Jean came to the end of her life as independently as she lived it: She called an ambulance for herself just before 1 A.M. Sunday, November 24, 2019. She passed peacefully from a heart attack a short time later.

Born Carmelita Jean Feehan in McComb, Ohio, on November 22, 1933, she delighted in the uniqueness of her birthdate, 11-22-33 -- Jean grew up on a farm near Deshler, the daughter of John Feehan and Marie Krebs Feehan. Her father was part of a large Irish clan, her mother the daughter of German immigrants. After Jean graduated in 1951 from Deshler High School, where she was a good student, band member and cheerleader, she moved to Toledo. She did some local modeling and got a clerical job at the Internal Revenue Service. There she met a Treasury agent, James William Calmes. They married on June 13, 1953, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

The couple, active parishioners at St. Clement Church, had four children and Jean was nine-months pregnant with their fifth when Jim suddenly died in April 1966. By 1969 she'd been introduced to William J. Morgenstern, a widower with four children. In September of that year was the debut of "The Brady Bunch," the iconic television series in which a widow and widower marry and bring together six children. Two months later, on Jean's birthday, she and Bill married at Christ the King Catholic Church and merged their nine kids. Despite enough rough episodes for their own TV sit-com, the merger became a very close family. For years, they lived on Kingsmoor Drive in West Toledo, spending their summer weekends escaping to fish the shores at Catawba Point. Their little slice of heaven was just feet from the Lake Erie shoreline with a gorgeous view toward the Miller's Ferry docks and South Bass Island.

After the kids were grown and gone, Jean and Bill downsized to the condominium in Sylvania Township. They traveled to Texas, California and Washington, D.C., visiting grandchildren. In 1998, she lost Bill to a sudden heart attack. Thereafter Jean liked to say that she lived with "two angels" on her shoulders, Bill on one, Jim on the other.

For the past two decades, Jean lived alone but was frequently in the company of her children and grandchildren, now being doted on by them. She enjoyed trips to area casinos, either with friends or her daughters who also live in Toledo. In 2004, Jean was featured in The Wall Street Journal, in an article about Ohio's pivotal role in that year's presidential election by her daughter Jackie Calmes, then a Journal White House correspondent; mother and daughter went to the VFW post that Bill had joined, interviewing members there about the approaching election. In 2009, when Jackie had joined the New York Times, Jean went to the White House Christmas reception as her "date" and was photographed with President Barack and Michelle Obama

As the grandchildren began marrying in recent years, she was a popular and much-photographed attraction at their wedding receptions, dancing to the Rolling Stones and mimicking Mick Jagger well into her 80s, and earning the nickname, "Jean, Jean, the Dancing Machine." That reflected what granddaughter Carrie Hutcheson called "the two defining parts of her: family and fun. There's a reason we are all so darn loud and lively. She was the precedent."

Jean is survived and mourned by her five children, Jackie Calmes, Pat (Tim) Cotton, James (Marta) Calmes, Cathy Calmes and Connie (Norm) Szakovits; stepchildren, Marcie (Larry) Tscherne, Rob (Rose) Morgenstern and Steve (Rhonda) Morgenstern; eighteen grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her parents; her older sister, Joan Pilewski, and in 1986, stepson Tim Morgenstern (Lynne Marshall).

Jean's final selfless act was to donate her body to science through The University of Toledo's Anatomical Donation Program for medical education and scientific purposes.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday from 1-7 P.M. at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, (between Secor and Douglas Roads), where a "Sharing of Memories" will be at 6 P.M. A memorial mass will be held Monday at 10 A.M. at St. Clement Church, 3030 Tremainsville Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cherry Street Mission, 105 17th Street, Toledo, OH 43604 or the Toledo Humane Society, 827 Illinois Avenue, Maumee, OH 43537.

Online condolences may be sent to Jean's family at

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Paul E. "Sonny" Pickle

Paul E. Pickle, age 86, of Toledo, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania. He was born on May 22, 1933 to George Paul and Virginia (Belaire) Pickle in Toledo, Ohio. Paul was a 1951 graduate of Devilbiss High School and was All City baseball player and was invited by the White Sox to play on their farm team. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Paul later attended an electronics school in Chicago, IL, which lead him to owning his own electronics business in Toledo, Town & Country and Paul's Electronics. He was a devoted fan of the The Ohio State Buckeye's, Detroit Tiger's and Cleveland Indians but his favorite sport was bowling. Starting in the U.S. Army Paul started bowling and remained an avid bowler on various local leagues and held offices of president and secretary. Paul was a longtime member of St. Clement and Christ the King Parishes.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Janet (Tony) Kirk, Jerry (Dianne) Pickle, Julie (Tim) Hojnacki, Jimmy Pickle and Tony (Elena) Pickle; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom (Marijo) Pickle and Robert (Darlene) Pickle; second wife, Sue and many nieces, nephews and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Josie.

Paul's Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with Rev. James Auth officiating.

The family would like to specially thank the nurses and staff at Toledo Hospital, especially Megan, RN in the ICU and also the staff at Ebeid Hospice for their diligent care.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Christ the King Church.

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November 28, 2019

Lisa Bauer-Villalon

Lisa Bauer-Villalon went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 26, 2019. She was born on February 23, 1959, in Toledo, OH, lovingly raised by her parents Harry and Aileen Godbey, along with her sister Joy. She married Terry Bauer on June 9, 1979, and they welcomed their daughter April in 1987. Terry passed away in 1988. Lisa was married to Harry Villalon on July 7, 2011, and they were happily married for 8 years.

Lisa was a lifetime member of Flanders Road Church of Christ. More than anything, she enjoyed spending time with her family and was the proud Grammy of Scott and Sadie.

Lisa is survived by her husband, Harry Villalon; daughter, April (Nathan) Woltjer; grandchildren, Scott and Sadie; mother, Aileen Godbey; sister, Joy (Thomas) Angel and nephews, Brad and Brian Angel.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Terry Bauer and father, Harry Godbey.

She will be remembered for her energy, smile, and deep love for the Lord.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, from 4:00-8:00 p.m., at Flanders Road Church of Christ, 5130 Flanders Road, Toledo, OH 43623. Visitation will also be held on Saturday at Flanders Road Church of Christ from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Flanders Road Church of Christ or ProMedica Hospice, 5855 Monroe Street, Sylvania, OH 43560.

Online condolences may be sent to Lisa's family at

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Neva "Pauline" Blankenship

Neva "Pauline" Blankenship, age 86, of Toledo, passed away at home on Friday, November 22, 2019. She was born on January 2, 1933, in Lamar, MO, to George and Edna (Mallard) Morey. Neva's places of employment included Craft Master, Ransom & Randolf, and Ameristop - where she worked for 25 years in the Deli Department and made the best subs. She retired at age 82. Neva grew up on a 5 acre farm in Missouri and loved it. She was a phenomenal cook, with gravies being her specialty. Her mashed potatoes and gravy were the best - ever! A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

Neva is survived by her son, Herman (Kim) Blankenship Jr.; daughters, Peggy (Joe) Slawinski and Judith Lowrey; grandchildren, Jody and Barb Blankenship, James and Melanie Blankenship, Joshua and Melissa Blankenship, Nicole Slawinski and Chad (Alemenia "Ali") Slawinski; great-grandchildren, Carsyn, Sydney, J.J., River, Michael, Nathan, and Aubree; sister, Gloria May McCully; and brother, Franklin Earl Morey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman E. Blankenship Sr.; sisters, Maxine Obert, Alice Rosetta Rall and Reba Lucille Fanning; and brother, Lauren Edward Morey.

Visitation will be Friday, November 29 from 3-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. The Funeral Service will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Rob Nusbaum presiding. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial tributes may be given to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences can be shared at

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Giuseppe “Joe” Di Summa

Di Summa, Giuseppe “Joe”, age 79 years, of Bradner, OH, passed away November 27, 2019. Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, OH. As published in The Blade

Ferris Richard Ganoom

Ferris Richard Ganoom (1961-2019), born, August 7, 1961 in Toledo, cherished Son, Brother, Uncle, and friend passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in his home. Ferris was kind and always willing to help those in need. His sense of humor, wit, and intelligence were unsurpassed. He graduated from Rogers High School and earned a business degree in finance from the University of Toledo.

Son of Dr. Fatima Agha Al-Hayani and Dr. Richard Ganoom (deceased), and stepson of Shakir Al-Hayani. Surviving are brothers: Omar Ganoom (Dianna), Ramsey Ganoom (Lisa), Barry Ganoom (Susan), Basheer Al-Hayani; sisters: Nada Aried (Ali), Mona Al-Hayani (Christopher Dandino); Nieces and nephews, Corey, Jamey, Richard, Hannah, Reema, and Tarek. Ferris was blessed with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends around the world and he will be missed by so many.

Funeral Prayer Services will be held beginning at 12:30 at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, 25877 Scheider Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551. The family will receive condolences at their home from 3 P.M. -7 P.M. on Saturday, November 30. The family suggests donations to the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo or the Islamic School of Greater Toledo. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home.

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Ruth Gribben

Gribben, Ruth, age 78 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 25, 2019. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Jeffrey Clark Hassan

Hassan, Jeffrey Clark, age 50 years, of Maumee, OH, passed away November 26, 2019. Miller Funeral Homes, St. Marys, OH. As published in The Blade

John Burt Henderson

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John passed away at St. Ann's Hospital at the age 74. John was born in 1945 in Indianapolis, Indiana. After his parents moved to Toledo, he settled down here for the rest of life, graduating from Ottawa Hills Highschool and working for many years, saving lives for Emergency Medical Services.

He was an amazing father, man, a joker, a serious worker, and an all-around loving and fun guy. John is now happily sailing the seas of the heavens with his wife Chris. Preceded in death was his wife and soul mate, Chris Henderson; parents, Molly and Tom and his canine companions, Skittles and Lucy. He is survived by his sons, Jon and Nick; daughter, Suzette; sisters, Sara Summerset and nephews, Tom and Tim.

Per his request he has been cremated and no service will be held. Donations may be made to his honor to the American Cancer Society in memory of his wife Chris. Family will join together on December 1st 10:00 a.m. at OLPH for mass.

Wilson “Bill” D. Hetrick

Hetrick, Wilson “Bill” D., age 69 years, of Williston, OH, passed away November 26, 2019. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury, OH. As published in The Blade

Paul Linenkugel

Paul Harry Linenkugel passed away Saturday November 23, 2019 in Devine Health Rehab Center at the age of 84. He was born May 18, 1935 in Toledo to Henry & Irene (Fleck) Linenkugel and attended Most Blessed Sacrament Elementary school. Paul graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1954 where he excelled on the basketball and golf teams.

After high school, He served in U.S. Army Reserve and married the love of his life Janas Miller in 1960 at Blessed Sacrament. Paul was cost estimator for Scholz Homes and later worked in customer service at Shrader Tire & Oil before his retirement.

He enjoyed sports playing softball, bowling and golf. His favorite teams he watched were the Ohio State Buckeyes, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Cleveland Browns and Boston Celtics.

Paul is preceded in death by his sisters Clara Mae Leonard and Mary Wester; brother Henry Linenkugel and grandson Jared Linenkugel. He is survived by his wife of 59 yrs, Janas; sons Mark and Jeffrey; grandchildren Rachel, Joshua, Isabella, Shelby, Madison and Jacob and former daughters-in-law Lauray and Tracy.

Family will receive friends at the Castillo Funeral Home 1757 Tremainsville Rd. Sunday from 4 – 8 P.M. where there will be a scripture at 7 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 10 A.M. in Christ the King Church.

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Randolph Nelson

Nelson, Randolph, age 56 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 21, 2019. House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Irene S. Nowak

Irene S. Nowak, age 90, passed away at Bon Secours Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center on November 25, 2019. She was born January 6, 1929 in Detroit, MI. A parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Irene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother whose greatest pride was in taking care of her family.

Irene is survived by her children, James (Brenda) Nowak, Victoria (Phillip) King, Ken (Karen) Nowak, and Terri (Dan) Diers; grandchildren, Heather (Dan), Michelle (Brent), Melanie (Nathan), Katie, Danielle, Haley, Casey, and Jason; and great grandchildren, Nicholas, Victoria, Layla, Mia, and Landon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, and brothers, Edward and Henry Nowak.

Visitation will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH 43611 with a scripture service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass for Irene will take place on Monday, December 2, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, at 10 a.m. preceded by visitation in the funeral home at 9 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Please share condolences at

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Barbara J. Ort (Markel)

Ort (Markel), Barbara J, age 90 years, of Morenci, MI, passed away November 26, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Morenci, MI. As published in The Blade

Ruby E. Peterson

Mrs. Ruby E. Peterson, age 95 of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Saturday November 23, 2019 in the Toledo Hospital. Ruby was born in Memphis, Tennessee on November 19, 1924 to the union of Robert C. and Evelin (Harris) McNeal.

Ruby is survived by her loving daughters, Rhonda and Edythe Peterson; 8 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit at the Dale Riggs Funeral Home, 572 Nebraska Ave. on Friday Nov. 29, 2019, from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday Nov. 30, 2019 at Worship Center, 2210 Collingwood Blvd. at 11:00 A.M. where the wake will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A,M. Ruby's pastor, Bishop Edward Cook will be giving the eulogy; Elder James Smith Officiant. Interment services will follow in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Carol Russon Wright

Wright, Carol Russon, age 95 years, of Tallahassee, FL passed away November 23, 2019. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee , FL. As published in The Blade

Renward "Buddy" Yates

Renward "Buddy" Yates, 73, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away in his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Buddy was born in 1946 in Randolph County, Alabama, to Gatha Hill and Winston Yates. He married Peggy Adair in 1973 and they went on to have two beautiful children.

Buddy had a great love of family and had many friends. He was a man of great inner and outer strength. He was a hard worker and always genuine.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy; his children, Ericka (Michael) Jordan and Alan Yates and his grandchildren, Matthew, Benjamin and Michaela Jordan.

His family would like to thank his ProMedica doctors and Hospice staff. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

November 27, 2019

Donald Richard Atwell, Sr.

Atwell, Donald Richard Sr., age 44 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 16, 2019. House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Edna Fletcher

Mrs. Edna D. Hanserd Fletcher was born in Athens, Alabama, on November 11, 1927, to the late Mr. Lewis Hanserd and the late Mrs. Florence P. Hanserd Stanley.

Viewing 7-9 pm Friday at The House of Day Funeral Home, funeral Saturday 10am wake, 11 am funeral at Macedonia Baptist Church. C.L. Mayes Pastor.

Francs E. “Gene” Hermes

Hermes, Francs E. “Gene”, age 85 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away November 24, 2019. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Andre "Ace" C. Hughes

Andre "Ace" Hughes, 88, of Swanton, OH, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family that he dearly loved, Friday, November 22, 2019. Ace was born in Adams Township June 26, 1931, to parents Otha and Etta (Bilby) Hughes. He was employed with the Enterprise Roofing Company for many years until retiring. Ace loved his family. He enjoyed attending all the sporting events and school activities his grandchildren were involved in. Ace was an avid hunter and dog lover. He, along with his son Dan, won many awards participating in field trials with his dogs.

Ace is survived by his children, Ace (Kathy) Hughes Jr., Mike (Billie) Hughes, Dianne (Ray) Babiuch, Dan (Bette) Hughes, Gary Hughes and Janet (Robert) Schwartz; grandchildren, Kim, Ace III, Brandi, Shane, Andrea, Jessica, Nevaeh, Terry, Chad, Colin, Amelia and Adam; 14 greatgrandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; special niece, Rose; and faithful K-9 Companion, Nellie.. He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Ann M. (Shriver) Hughes; brother, Otha Hughes; grandson, Brian Babiuch; and K-9 friend, Boomer.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, Friday, November 29th, from 1:00 PM. until the Funeral Service begins at 3:00 PM. Ace will be laid to rest beside Ann at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Marygrove. Online condolences may be offered at www.reebfuneralhome.com

Those wishing to offer memorials, in lieu of flowers, are asked to consider the Toledo Humane Society.

Ace's family would like to thank the staff of the Miami County Hospice for their loving care and support during this difficult time.

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Debra Ann Lashley

Debra Ann Lashley graduated from this life into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, November 22, 2019. Debra married her husband, Richard, in June of 1972 at Western Avenue Baptist Church in Toledo, and they were blessed with over 47 years of marriage. In addition to her work as a housewife, Debra also worked as a real estate agent and holiday shop owner, as a cashier at Kroger, and finally worked in the deli department at Anderson's in Maumee. Debra always adapted to any work situation, advancing solutions even to the head of the company when necessary. Her many talents included cooking, floral arrangements, drawing, decorating, and event planning. She loved her church family, where many lifelong friendships were made.

Debra was preceded in death by her father, James Reynolds, and older brother, Alan Reynolds. She will be greatly missed by her devoted husband, Richard; children, Rick (Deidra), Eric (Angie) and Stephanie McLaughlin (Shawn); her mother, Jean Reynolds; her brothers, Mike (Sally) and David (Karen); eight grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; and her beloved pups, Sadie and Major.

There will be a celebration of life and memorial service on Saturday, November 30, at Foundation Stone Christian Church located at 4532 Woodville Rd in Northwood, Ohio. Visitation starts at 10am; the memorial service will begin at 11am.

Online condolences may be shared on American Cremation Events Facebook page.

Brian Charles Saneholtz

Saneholtz, Brian Charles, age 36 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away November 25, 2019. Rodenberger - Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Manuel Saxton

Manuel "Sax" Saxton, 67, departed this life November 21, 2019. Survived by daughers, Akeshia Saxton and Cheri (Chris) Coulter; siblings, Flossie Saxton, Dorothy Hopper and John Saxton; grandchildren, Malasia Sherrill, Keyston Saxton and Mariah Alcaraz; 2 great grandchildren, Sariah Saxton and Macen Lindsey; special friend, Joanne Wilkerson and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 29, 2019, at 11 am, preceded by a 10 am Wake, at The House of Day Funeral Service.

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Carol S. Talks

arol S. Talks passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Edson and Mable (Hendy) McShane. Carol is survived by her husband of 42 years, Logan Talks; son, Stephen (Ellen) Baugh; daughter, Julie (Bradley) Daniels; grandchildren, Kevin, Ashley, Michael, Jacob, Zachary, Jordan and Alexa; and sister, Marilyn (Jerry) Reiley.

Carol was a 1964 graduate of Rogers High School and worked for 27 years at Kroger. She lived with her husband in Hilton Head, SC. Carol loved her home and where she lived. She enjoyed traveling but was always happy to come home. She was the center of our family, and nothing meant more to her than her family, showing her love in many ways to all of us. She will be greatly missed and will forever be in our hearts.

A celebration of Carol's life will be held at Northpoint Church, 3708 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo, OH, Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 1:00 P.M. -4:00 P.M. Online condolences to reebfuneralhome.com

November 26, 2019

Lawrence C. Aelker

Aelker, Lawrence C., age 83 years, of Holgate, OH, passed away November 24, 2019. Zachrich Funeral Home, Holgate, OH. As published in The Blade

Becky L. Blair

Becky L. Blair, age 72 of Rossford, Ohio passed away on November 24, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born on October 31, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio to Emerson and Jenny (Given) Ueberroth. Becky was a bartender and cook for several area restaurants. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She looked forward to her "Funday Fridays" shopping at Walmart with her "Angel Baby" Kaiden.

Becky is survived by her husband, Dennis Blair; daughters, Jenell Sweeney, Cari Vicary, Holly (Bill McClanahan) DeHart, Sarah (Jason Smith) Larson, and Rachel (Greg) Linkous; 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; sister, Ronnie (Pattie Gyori) Ueberroth and her dear friend, Char Birchall. Also surviving is her canine companion, Angel.

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski – Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd. on Friday, November 29, 2019 from 2 – 7 pm. Funeral services and interment will be private. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. To leave online expressions of sympathy for the family please visit www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Neva "Pauline" Blankenship

Neva "Pauline" Blankenship, age 86, of Toledo, passed away at home on Friday, November 22, 2019. She was born on January 2, 1933, in Lamar, MO, to George and Edna (Mallard) Morey. Neva's places of employment included Craft Master, Ransom & Randolf, and Ameristop - where she worked for 25 years in the Deli Department and made the best subs. She retired at age 82. Neva grew up on a 5 acre farm in Missouri and loved it. She was a phenomenal cook, with gravies being her specialty. Her mashed potatoes and gravy were the best - ever! A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

Neva is survived by her son, Herman (Kim) Blankenship Jr.; daughters, Peggy (Joe) Slawinski and Judith Lowrey; grandchildren, Jody and Barb Blankenship, James and Melanie Blankenship, Joshua and Melissa Blankenship, Nicole Slawinski and Chad (Alemenia "Ali") Slawinski; great-grandchildren, Carsyn, Sydney, J.J., River, Michael, Nathan, and Aubree; sister, Gloria May McCully; and brother, Franklin Earl Morey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman E. Blankenship Sr.; sisters, Maxine Obert, Alice Rosetta Rall and Reba Lucille Fanning; and brother, Lauren Edward Morey.

Visitation will be Friday, November 29 from 3-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. The Funeral Service will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Rob Nusbaum presiding. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial tributes may be given to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences can be shared at

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Frances "Peggy" W. Brescol

Frances "Peggy" W. Brescol, 88, of Temperance, Michigan, died Saturday, November 23, 2019. Born August 23, 1931, in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Van and Myrtle (Casto) Stewart. Peggy married Fred R. Hoey on December 4, 1948. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1987. She then married Raymond P. Brescol on December 4, 2000. He preceded her in death just 8 days prior on November 15, 2019. She was employed by Greyhound Bus Lines for several years and waitressing for a period of time thereafter. She and Raymond loved bowling, going to the casinos and Raceway Park.

She is survived by her loving step-children, children, James (Jean) Brescol, Mary Ann (James) Skertic, Gerald (Vickie) Brescol, Marlene Castle, Joseph (Colleen) Brescol, Marcia Brescol and Jason Brescol; 13 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Bill, Rolland and Robert Stewart and sister, Cora Stewart Hartmann.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2019, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Thomas A. Carl, Jr.

Thomas A. Carl, Jr., age 67, of Sylvania, died Friday morning, November 22, 2019. He was born June 24, 1952 in Buffalo, NY. Tom served in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired from GM Powertrain in Toledo after 38 years. He loved his family, enjoyed riding his motorcycle and tinkering with anything that had small engine parts in his retirement.

Surviving is his wife of 45 years, Gloria (Rodriguez) Carl; children, Carrie A. Long (Rick), Nicholas Carl (Amanda) and Jacob Carl (Lauren); nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and sister, Kathryn Blaylock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Carol Carl; and sister, Elizabeth Carl.

Visitation will be Friday, November 29, 2019 in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.) from 2:00 p.m. until the time of prayer services and military honors at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Don R. DePrae

DePrae, Don R., age 76 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away November 23, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Brent Edward Derr

Derr, Brent Edward, age 53 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 24, 2019. Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Katherine Garner

Garner, Katherine, age 90 years, of Bradner, OH, passed away November 24, 2019. Herman-Veh Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

Richard Milton Kirker, Jr.

Richard Milton Kirker, Jr., age 55 of Twinsburg passed away suddenly Sunday, November 24, 2019.

Loving son of Carol E. (nee Niemi) and the late Richard Milton Kirker, Sr.; beloved husband of June M. (nee Dieterich) Kirker; loving father of Katie Marie (fiance Zachary) Kirker and Richard Edward Kirker; dear grandfather of Joseph Richard Lawniczak; dear brother of Pamela M. (Joseph D.) Perrino; brother-in-law of Rosemarie (Dean) Linc, John (Kelly) Dieterich and Bob (Tracy) Dieterich; uncle of Mario, Autumn, Jackie, Jodi, Lindsey, Kelsey and Brad; dear cousin and nephew to many. Richard was the Principal Cisco UC Consultant at CDW. He loved baseball and especially his beloved Cleveland Indians.

The family will receive friends 2-5 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2019 at JOHNSON-ROMITO FUNERAL HOME, 99 West Aurora Road (One Mile West of Rt. 8), Northfield Center, OH (330) 468-1443. www.johnsonromito.com

Richard Dean Knight

Richard Dean Knight, age 72, died November 23, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 3, 1946 in Toledo and graduated from Whiteford High School. Dick worked for more than 37 years as an electrician at Chrysler, retiring in 2004. Always selfless and interested in serving the needs of others, he volunteered with the National Ski Patrol for a total of 41 years at Mount Mancelona and then Schuss Mountain in Michigan. Dick was also a first aid instructor for outdoor emergency care and earned a Purple Merit Star for saving a life. Daring by nature, he enjoyed skiing, snowboarding, SCUBA diving, riding his motorcycle and had his pilot's license. Dick was a member of the Toledo Chapter of Harley Davidson 1524, the Harley Owners Group (HOG) and enjoyed the theatre. He also liked to travel, especially to Cancun and taking random "adventures" around the country with his wife. Dick was appreciated for his strong-willed, candid approach and as a prankster. He will be most remembered as a devoted, loving husband, father, grandfather and son. Family always came first in his life.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years and best friend, Colleen (Ollendorf) Knight; children, Shayne (Danielle) and Chad (Amy) Knight; grandchildren, Ashley, Hunter, Lexi and Skyler; mother, Florence Knight; and canine companion, Teddy. Dick was preceded in death by his father, Marion Dean Knight; and sister, Linda Kay Watson.

Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m. in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.) where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019 with the Rev. Ryan Wright presiding.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Schuss Mountain Ski Patrol, Bellaire, MI.

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Jamie Lynn Kolodziejski

Kolodziejski, Jamie Lynn, age 50 years, of Oregon, OH, passed away November 22, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Lacreta C. (Tilton) Lowe

Lacreta C Lowe (Tilton) passed away peacefully on November 23, 2019, She was born to the late Calvin and Delberta Tilton, in Whitehouse, Oh, on September 29, 1937. She graduated from Anthony Wayne High school. Lacreta married Calvin Lowe on March 17, 1956.

She was a very talented lady that enjoyed singing, playing the organ/piano and sewing, but, she was widely known for her beautiful cake decorating skills. She is remembered for being a Girl Scout leader and one of the fun moms in the neighborhood. She was an active member of First Christian Church of Sylvania and was a member of the Mary Martha group there.

Lacreta is deeply loved and missed by her husband of 63 years; her children, Cynthia O'Connor (John), Mark Lowe (Peggy Sancrant), Lisa Dillman (Mark), Matthew Lowe(Urith), and John Lowe. She is survived by her 12 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren, whom she loved and adored. Lacreta is also survived by her brothers, Kenneth Tilton (Linda) and John Tilton(Meredith).

A Celebration/Memorial service will be held at First Christian Church at 5271 Alexis Rd Sylvania, Oh on Wednesday, November 27. There will be a visitation from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The memorial service will start at 12 p.m. There will be a lunch following the memorial service.

The family requests that any donations be made to First Christian Church in Sylvania. A special thanks goes out to the Kingston Memory Care unit in Sylvania Ohio. We really appreciate the love and care they gave to her and her family, during her time of illness.

Dr. Virgil “Murph” Murphy

Murphy, Dr. Virgil “Murph”, age 91 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away November 22, 2019. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Richard J. "Dick" Smith

Richard Joseph "Dick" Smith, age 91, of Toledo, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Parkcliff Memory Care Facility in Toledo where he had resided the past two years. He was born on September 3, 1928 in Chancy, OH to John and Grace Smith. Dick worked for Libbey Owens Ford for many years, retiring in 1986. He was a parishioner of Regina Coeli Catholic Church.

Dick married Marie (Giovannucci) Smith on August 25, 1956. She preceded him in death on December 2, 2017. Surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, December 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon in the funeral home with Deacon James Dudley presiding. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer's Association. Condolences can be shared at

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Renward Yates

Yates, Renward, age 73 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 24, 2019. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

November 25, 2019

Laurence Alfred Milton Ulrich

October 30, 1922 – November 10, 2019

Resident of Livermore, CA (formerly of Toledo, OH)

Laurence ("Larry") Ulrich passed away peacefully at his home in Livermore, California, on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Over the past several years he had battled increasing challenges with Dysphagia. The family appreciates the assistance of From the Heart home-care services and Hope Hospice in making Larry's final days more comfortable.

Larry was born in Toledo, Ohio, as the only child of Rose Bertha Kuechenmeister and Harold Dean Ulrich, although he later had several half-brothers following the divorce of his parents and their remarriages. In 1932, Larry moved with his mother and stepfather to a 160 acre Homestead Act ranch in the foothills of southwestern Oregon. Raising goats for the sale of goat milk and cheese, the depression-era existence on a remote ranch taught Larry many practical skills. In 1941, the family left the ranch for Portland, Oregon where Larry began his apprenticeship as an electrician, following in his stepfather's footsteps. This was interrupted in October 1942 when Larry enlisted in the Army Air Force just before his 20th birthday. His color-blindness resulted in assignment as a radar technician and instructor for the 231st Army Air Force Base Unit, stationed in England and supporting the Allied air raids into 1945. He received several commendations and was honorably discharged in October 1945. He then returned briefly to Toledo where his stepmother introduced him to the babysitter of his half-brothers and what turned out to be his future wife Sara. Larry returned to Portland and carried on a long-distance love affair with Sara while continuing his electrical apprenticeship. Larry and Sara were married in Toledo in June 1946 and then moved together to Portland where Sara worked for the Forest Service while Larry completed his apprenticeship. Larry and Sara started their family in March 1947 with the birth of their son Thomas and shortly afterwards, the three moved back to Toledo "for good".

The family grew to four children with a daughter Elizabeth and two more sons, Jerry and Jon. Larry continued as an electrician, joining Local 8 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, working on many projects at power generation plants, automotive factories and other commercial establishments over the years. He retired at age 65 and in 2017 he recorded his 75th year as a member of IBEW Local 8. He was a good bowler and dancer but most of all an easy-going and very honest man, and a great husband and father, known to his kids as "Big Larry". Sara and Larry were also long-time members of Olivet Lutheran Church in Sylvania, where they raised their family before sending them off to college and careers of their own. Over the years, he and Sara took the family on epic driving vacations from Ohio to the west coast, exposing them to the wide-open spaces and mountains that he experienced in his youth. His children returned the favor, all eventually moving to California and giving their parents good reasons to continue to make those trips "out west". Finally, in 2014, Larry and Sara made the move to California themselves.

Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Sara (2017) and daughter, Beth Ulrich (2010). Larry is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Meredith of Ladera Ranch, Jerry and Toni of Paso Robles and Jon and Polly of Carlsbad; grandchildren, Amy, Stacey, Heather, Ashley, Alex, Jon Jr. and Chase, and numerous great grandchildren.

Donations in memory or Larry may be made to Hope Hospice in Dublin, California or to Olivet Lutheran Church in Sylvania, Ohio.

November 24, 2019

William J. Albring

William J. Albring, 84, died November 15, 2019. A born salesman, he made friends everywhere. He never missed a party- and often was the host- loving a good joke, a strong martini, a fine cigar, and all desserts. Bill was also born with a soft heart for animals. In recent years, he savored time at his Bird Lake Cottage. A graduate of Ottawa Hills High School, he attended Ohio State University. He was the founder of City Dust Control, an industrial laundry now run by his son, William Albring Jr.

Predeceased by parents, Harlan and Hazel Albring, He is survived by Diane (Whipple) Albring, his wife of 59 years; son, Bill and daughter-in-law, Leslie Albring; grandchildren, Alexander and Riley, and brothers, James and Robert Albring. Many thanks to John Waidelich for faithful friendship.

A lunch buffet will be served at Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd., November 29, 2019, from 3-5 p.m. Services at 4:30 p.m.

Please view and Sign Mr. Albrings condolence page at:

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Fred Alan Ankney

Fred Ankney, 60, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019. He was born on February 22, 1959, in Oregon, Ohio, to Margaret and William Ankney. Fred was a 1977 graduate of Clay High School and worked at Pam & Jim's Carryout for many years. He later became the bakery manager at the Anderson's working at the Northwood and Maumee locations. Fred volunteered his time at the German American Festival and St. Ignatius Church where he was past chairman of the church festival.

Fred is survived by his siblings, Jane (Michael) Szymczak, Thomas (Mary) Ankney, twin brother, Frank (Tammy) Ankney and Susan (Frank) Maynhart; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and his comfort dog, Dixie. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill, Jr. and nephew, Adam Szymczak.

A celebration of Fred's life will be held on Tuesday, November 26th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jerusalem Twp. Fire Hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd. (Rte. 2) Curtice, Ohio 43412. Our family would like to thank our sister, Sue for her loving dedication to Fred. His life was better because of you. We would also ask everyone to do a simple act of kindness for someone in need. These small acts can change someone's life, and maybe your own.

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Rev. Langston C. Bannister

 

The Rev. Langston C. Bannister, whose calling to ministry while a University of Toledo professor of education led to service as a pastor, died Friday in Charter Senior Living of Oak Openings in Sylvania Township. He was 85.

He'd been in declining health and had dementia, his son, Alan Bannister, said.

Pastor Bannister, who began at UT in 1971, had attended First Church of God and then Warren AME Church, where the late Pastor Lyman Liggins was a mentor. Pastor Bannister was a marathoner and as he ran, "he had a feeling in his heart and spirit that the Lord was calling him to the ministry," his son said.

He took classes at Winebrenner Seminary in Findlay for several years before he was ordained.

After several months as interim pastor at Third Baptist Church, he was installed as pastor in 1986. He remained for 18 years, departing as senior pastor. He prepared his weekly sermons with rigor. He made hospital visits and met with the deacon board.

And he continued his duties at UT.

"The faith of the Christian church makes demands on our lives," Pastor Bannister told Blade religion editor Lee Z. Steele in 1987.

His son said: "The compassion he had for the congregation was key."

He served several years, until 2014, as pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church.

"He had a very diverse background," said Bishop Robert Culp of First Church of God. "He was able to work in all settings, a delightful man to have as a fellow minister.

"His background gave him immense knowledge and consciousness of things historically, racially, right down the line," Bishop Culp said. "He was able to address almost any topic, because of his life experience."

Pastor Talmadge Thomas was new to Toledo and City of Zion Mount Zion Church when Pastor Bannister introduced himself in 1999.

"He took me under his wing and taught me everything he could teach me, and then some," Pastor Thomas said. "He was a father figure to me, a mentor. There isn't anything you couldn't learn by being in his presence."

For several years in retirement, Pastor Bannister took part in a nondenominational group that held spiritual formation retreats at the Sisters of Notre Dame in Whitehouse.

Educational sociology was his focus at UT, from which he retired in 2002. "Education in a diverse society," was among the courses he taught.

For would-be teachers, he believed "the experience of being in the classroom was the biggest thing," said his son, the City of Toledo's commissioner of community engagement. "I've heard from several students that he was a compassionate mentor.

"He was always pushing education, and any of his mentees would tell you, he pushed me to go back for my master's or go to seminary or go to law school," his son said.

In 1980-81, he spent an educational sabbatical in Oslo with his family, including his four young children, who learned Norwegian. He was affiliated with an international educational agency and visited Indonesia for six weeks.

He was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Wake Forest, Va., to Revella and Frank Bannister. He went to a one-room schoolhouse, after which he attended what is now Tuskegee University and received a bachelor's degree. He was a personnel officer in the Air Force, stationed in Alaska.

He received a master's degree from San Francisco State University and a doctorate at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

He was a member of Church of the New Covenant in Toledo.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Bannister, whom he married in January, 1960; daughters Angela Bannister, Carla Bond, and Michelle Williams; son, Alan Bannister, and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Dale-Riggs Funeral Home Chapel. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Warren AME Church.

Virgil "Shorty" R. Barrett

Virgil "Shorty" R. Barrett, age 76, of Rossford, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at his residence. He was born on January 8, 1943, in Jellico, Tennessee, to Earl and Eva (Carpenter) Barrett. Virgil was a truck driver where he was both the owner and operator.

Virgil is survived by his sons, Mark, Keith, Andrew; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 1 sister. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cindy Lou; 2 brother and 1 sister.

Graveside services will be held at 10am on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at the Toledo Memorial Park, Toledo, Ohio. The Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at

www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Vicky S. Birner

Vicky Sue (Smith) Birner born April 10, 1958, passed away at the young age of 61. She battled a life long illness of diabetes. She succumbed to complications on the evening of November 19, 2019. All that knew her, knows she fought long and hard.

Vicky was a wonderful mother and even better grandmother. She took a very active role in their lives. She was always quick to sing silly songs or create new games. She made every moment together memorable.

Vicky loved with all her heart. She had so many friendships that spanned a lifetime. She cherished and enjoyed each relationship. She took joy in the time spent with her monthly bunco girls.

She is survived by her daughters, Bethany N. (Matt) Nolan, Amanda R. Birner; step-daughter, Jami Clark; siblings Karin L. (Bill) Lewis, Lori A. Polcyn, Keith R. (Kris) Lafferty, Kenneth F. (Dawn) Lafferty, Jr., Lisa Bland, Ronald Smith; 10 grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Vicky was preceded in death by her parents, Shirley and Kenneth Lafferty and Walter Smith; brother-in-law, John Polcyn.

The family will receive guests Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 3:00 pm. at the funeral home.

Vicky will be deeply missed by everyone that had the pleasure to meet her. A million words would never be enough to summarize Vicky's spirit.

The family would like to thank the nurses and aides at Point Place Care and Rehabilitation for their wonderful care and support that Vicky received.

To leave a special message for Vicky's family, please visit

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Neva "Pauline" Blankenship

Neva "Pauline" Blankenship, age 86, of Toledo, passed away at home on Friday, November 22, 2019. She was born on January 2, 1933, in Lamar, MO, to George and Edna (Mallard) Morey. Neva's places of employment included Craft Master, Ransom & Randolf, and Ameristop - where she worked for 25 years in the Deli Department and made the best subs. She retired at age 82. Neva grew up on a 5 acre farm in Missouri and loved it. She was a phenomenal cook, with gravies being her specialty. Her mashed potatoes and gravy were the best - ever! A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

Neva is survived by her son, Herman (Kim) Blankenship Jr.; daughters, Peggy (Joe) Slawinski and Judith Lowrey; grandchildren, Jody and Barb Blankenship, James and Melanie Blankenship, Joshua and Melissa Blankenship, Nicole Slawinski and Chad (Alemenia "Ali") Slawinski; great-grandchildren, Carsyn, Sydney, J.J., River, Michael, Nathan, and Aubree; sister, Gloria May McCully; and brother, Franklin Earl Morey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman E. Blankenship Sr.; sisters, Maxine Obert, Alice Rosetta Rall and Reba Lucille Fanning; and brother, Lauren Edward Morey.

Visitation will be Friday, November 29 from 3-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. The Funeral Service will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Rob Nusbaum presiding. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial tributes may be given to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences can be shared at

www.sujkowski.com

Edwin Patrick Borowski

Edwin Patrick Borowski passed away surrounded by loved ones on November 4, 2019 . He was born April 24,1961 to Edwin F. and Patricia E. Borowski, both now deceased.

He is survived by his loving wife, Norma and daughters, Loretta, Jasmine and Ivy Channel; grandchildren, Jaylah, Jaymin and Jerzey; sister, Kim (Dave) Kubicek; brothers, Wayne (Pam), Todd (Sara) and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service December 6, 2019, 10:30 a.m., at Christ the King Catholic Community, 4825 S. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Doris Brucksieker

Doris Marie (Swenson) Brucksieker, 99, of Dublin, OH, formerly of Venice, FL, and Toledo OH, entered into the loving arms of her faithful Lord and Savior on October 19, 2019. She was born on March 25, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY. and is the daughter of the late Oscar and Ruth Swenson (Swedish immigrants.) On June 6, 1942, Doris married Karl Brucksieker at Glenwood Lutheran Church in Toledo and they shared 54 years of marriage.

Doris was a DeVilbiss High School (Toledo) graduate and loved traveling around the world, seeing and learning how others lived. She enjoyed ballroom and square dancing, being a Lady Shriner, golf, bridge and was the life of every party. She was an amazing cook, seamstress and homemaker, always giving of herself and a friend to all. Early in her marriage she followed her husband, Karl, to the Army bases where he was stationed for training prior to heading overseas in WWII, and found jobs to be near him.

She was always positive, even when her sight began to fail her at age 80. She made the best of each moment and looked for brightness in all things. She was a person who was true to herself, never conforming to others' expectations.

Doris is predeceased by her husband, Karl and her granddaughter, Jodi Marie Michaelides. She is survived by her sister, Eileen Pratt; sons, Jerry E. Brucksieker (Joanne), Robert E. Brucksieker (Linda) and daughter, Nina M. Banks (Steve); grandchildren, Amy Unger (Kevin), Jennifer Barth (Brian), Darren Brucksieker (Christy), Jeffry Konczal (Kelly), Andrew Konczal (Brittney), step-granddaughter Christa Banks, great grandchildren, Hannah, Wyatt, Grace, Dakota, Emma, Joshua, Behlul and Samuel.

Her zest for life will truly be missed by those who were close to her. Donations may be made in Doris' memory to BrightFocus www.BrightFocus.org or www.macular.org for Macular Degeneration Research.

Timothy Michael Dauer

Timothy Michael Dauer died peacefully in Fruita, CO, on November 14, 2019. Tim was born in Toledo, OH, to Virginia and Edgar Dauer on October 31, 1964. Tim attended Larc Lane School in Toledo where he made many friends. Tim was active in sports through Special Olympics, especially in swimming; winning multiple trophies and awards. After finishing his schooling, Tim worked at Lott Industries Sheltered Workshop on Hill Ave. He enjoyed the work and especially enjoyed his friends who worked there too.

Tim loved following area sports teams, watching games on T.V. and checking the newspaper for results. He was also very fond of band and orchestra music. For years he traveled to competitions of Drum Corps. Teams with other family members. He had favorite teams… but cheered for them all. He loved to imagine himself directing their performances, sometimes standing in the stands doing just that!

In 2003, Tim moved to Fruita, CO, with his mother and sister Judy Dauer to start life afresh. His father, Edgar, had passed away in 1994 in Toledo. Tim, with sister Judy were active in church and other activities in Fruita, definitely enjoying making new friends in Colorado.

Survivors include Tim's sister Judy, CO, sister Becky and family in CA.; cousins Donna in OH and Rick and family in KY. Many friends and family will be grieving. Tim's services will be in Colorado. Memorial contributions in Tim's memory may be made to Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo, P.O. Box 298, Sylvania, OH 43560 or to The Special Olympics at SPECIALOLYMPICS.org.

Earl A. Dazley

Earl Albert Dazley, 67, of Holland, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Spring Meadows Extended Care Facility with his wife by his side. He was born May 17, 1952, to Earnest and Thelma (Kohl) Dazley and had 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Earl graduated from Anthony Wayne High School and continued his education at The University of Toledo majoring in Social Work and on July 23, 2000, he married Majel Trembach.

Earl was a semi-truck driver and was briefly an owner-operator. He was a volunteer fireman for Monclova, and served as Post Master of Masonic Lodge Port Lawrence #40. He loved tending flowers in his garden, watching live police programs and crime- shows. Definitely a people-person, Earl was well known for his gift of story-telling. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Earl is survived by his loving wife, Majel Dazley and his cousins,

Janet Cooley, Marilyn Kline and Karen Wireick. He was preceded in

death by his parents, Earnest and Thelma; an infant brother and

brothers, Paul and David, and sister, Janet Munny.

Family and friends will be welcomed from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, in the Neville-Shank Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland, OH (419-865-8879). Services will begin at 6:30 pm with a Masonic Ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Earl's name to the American Cancer Society.

Those wishing to share special memories or condolences may do so be visiting our website at: www.neville-funeral.com.

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Rebecca "Becky" Dilley

Rebecca "Becky" Rhea Dilley, age 64, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 6, 1955, in Marion, Ohio, to Bill and Ruth (Stumbo) Haubert. Becky received her teaching degree from Ohio State University, Marion. She taught at the Rossford Schools as a paraprofessional working with special needs children for 35 years and in 2011 was selected as Teacher of the Year. Becky enjoyed the beach, jet skiing, camping and riding her motorcycle "Trigger". Becky's greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving is her loving husband, Jay Dilley; children, Jay Miller, Adam (Samantha Quinn) Miller, Amanda (Tim Robinson) Miller, Tiffany (Andrew) Adamski, Brad (Heather) Dilley and Brian (Ashley) Dilley. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and many dear friends.

Becky was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Jim, Mark and Colleen Haubert; and her granddaughter, Abby Adamski.

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski – Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd., Rossford, Ohio, on Monday, November 25, 2019, from 2 – 8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 11 AM at Heritage Church of God, 3520 Strayer Rd, Maumee, OH 43537. Interment will be private. Contributions in Becky's memory may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To leave online expressions of sympathy for the family please visit

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Elizabeth Florian

Florian, JoAnn Elizabeth (Andrews), age 73 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away November 21, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH.

Diania J. Frantz

Diania J. Frantz, age 76, of Sylvania, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at home. She was born on December 12, 1942, to Paul and Marguerite Norman in Toledo. Diania was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes. She was a Corvette enthusiast. Diania was a longtime member of the Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club and GPAA. She proudly participated in the yearly Rock & Gem Show. Diania was also involved in Jeep Fest for the last two years. She loved traveling out West and taking trips to the beach. Diania loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her smile and spirit will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Janet Kugler. Diania is survived by her sons, William (Terry) and Charles (Kay) Frantz; special friend, Diane Bieber; grandchildren, Charles (Brittany) and Westen (Sabree); great-grandchildren, Addy, Audrina and one on the way; beloved cocker spaniel, Buffy Jean; and many dear friends.

The family will receive guests on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Newcomer – West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Rd., Toledo, OH 43617 (419-392-9500) with Memorial Services beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Toledo Humane Society or the Sierra Club.

To leave a special message for Diania's family, please visit

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Mary Gaertner

Mary passed on November 10, 2019, at age 95. She was preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Gaertner; sons, John Gaertner and Cleet Champion. She is survived by daughter, Mary Cannon; son, Bob Gaertner; daughters-in-law, Linda and Sharon; son-in-law, Mike; granddaughters, Jody, Carly, Deidre; grandson, Craig, and great grandson, Jagger Champion.

Mary retired from Lion Store. She enjoyed family time, her many friends and all their shared adventures. Graditude to Landings of Oregon Assisted Living for the care, compassion, and friendship given to Mary. Also, love and thanks to Terri Johnson, friend and caregiver, for the years of help, friendship, and love. Visitation is Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, Sylvania. Memorial Service will be held from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Deborah Gilbert

Gilbert, Deborah “Deb” Ann, age 60 years, of Stryker, OH, passed away November 21, 2019. Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, OH

Barbara A. Glassner

Barbara A. Glassner, age 71, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019. She was born May 18, 1948, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Jack and Margaret Lusk.

Barbara loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Left to cherish Barbara's memory are her children, Jeffery (Laura) Lusk, Billy Glassner, Crystal Glassner and Rita Schamp; step-children, Deborah Johnson, Bob Glassner, Kim Dumbra, Kathy Bradford and Rocky Glassner; sister, Mary Lou (Doug) Wagoner and many grandchildren. Preceding Barbara in death was her husband, Bob "Whitey" Glassner; and granddaughter, Katie Glassner.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Newcomer Funeral Home - Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900).

To share memories and condolences with Barbara's family, please visit our website.

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Richard James Harer

Richard James Harer took his "Last Flight" on 20 November 2019. He was 95 years old.

Richard was born in 1924 in Painesville, Ohio. At age 18, he enlisted in the Army Air corps with a desire to become a fighter pilot. Instead he was assigned and trained to copilot bombers. He served as a USAF B-24 Pilot based England from 1943-1945 before returning home to the United States and obtaining his master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Institute of Technology and a Master's of Science degree in Systems Management from USC.

Richard served a brief stint at Wright Patterson Air Force Base before relocating to Edwards Air Force Base where he was an Experimental Flight Test Pilot during the "Right Stuff" era. He flew many test flights in the early days of testing with a variety of aircraft over the years. He was highly involved in testing the new F-84F and the X-10. Besides testing a variety of new American made aircraft, he was invited to France to evaluate two French aircraft, The Mystere IV and Vatour. In 1954, he became heavily involved with the X-1B.

After years of testing many aircraft in a variety of trying and dangerous applications, he was unfortunately, involved in a very serious accident while flying the F-94C on December 22, 1954. He survived the crash but was badly injured. He lost both legs, suffered multiple back fractures, left arm fracture, severe concussion, etc. His, was an experience that represents the dangers that face all test pilots. As such, his accident was featured in an article on the dangers of being a test pilot that was written in Life magazine. After months of recovery and rehabilitation, he unfortunately had to retire from active duty. Yet, he remained determined and committed to continuing a life involved in the field of aviation and testing of aircraft. He continued as a civil servant in many capacities including service in the Flight Research Division, Projects Administration Office, Project Control Office, Test Programs and Requirements Office and was the Project Manager for the entire run of the X-15 program from beginning to end. He fully retired in 1978.

His most important and fulfilled mission was meeting and marrying Barbara Alice Heesen who was a native of Toledo.

Upon retirement, Richard and Barbara, enjoyed Traveling, building a home, and being actively involved in the lives of their 4 children and many grand and great grandchildren.

Richard is survived by the love of his life, wife Barbara with whom he was married for 72 years. He is also survived by children: Linda, Leslie, Lisa and Karl, as well as, 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (419) 269-1111. Online condolences:

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William "Bill" Herzog, III

William "Bill" Herzog, 66, of Toledo, passed away peacefully in his home on November 19, 2019. Bill was born on January 28, 1953, to William Herzog, Jr. and Mary Ellen (Gedert) Herzog. He was the oldest of three sons.

After graduating from Macomber High School, Bill worked at Reichert Stamping for over 27 years, until they closed in 2004. He finished his career working at Glassline Corporation in Perrysburg, until his retirement in August 2018.

Bill is survived by his children, Eric (Angie Gill) Herzog and William (Devon Stewart) Herzog, IV; their mother, Lynn Herzog; grandchildren, Ericca, Amber, and William V Herzog; his brothers, Michael and Jeffery (Karen) Herzog; his parents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Per Bill's request, there will be no services. Coyle Funeral Home is caring for the family. Please leave a condolence message at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

www.coylefuneralhome.com

Kenneth B. Howell

Kenneth B. Howell, 74, of Sylvania Township, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2019, at his residence. He was born on July 22, 1945, in Toledo, OH, to Carroll and Agnes (Higbie) Howell.

Ken was a proud Sylvania Township fire fighter for over 29 years, he served in the U.S. Navy and was the Elder Emeritus at First Christian Church. Ken loved his church, fishing and golfing but especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mona; daughters, Amy (Jason) Trumbull and Kayleen (Mike) Cunningham; 5 grandchildren; sisters, Carol Ann (Jerry) Stager and Donna Jean Clayton; and sister-in-law, Pam Rupp (Bresa Heiss). He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Patricia Stager.

Family and friends may gather at Reeb Funeral Home on Monday, November 25, 2019, from 4 pm until 8pm where Sylvania Township Fire Department will conduct the Last Alarm Service at 7 pm. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 11 am. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider First Christian Church. On-line condolances may be given at

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Walter Krieg Sr.

Walter Krieg Sr. passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at home with his family. He is survived by wife, JoAnn Krieg; children, Sherrie, Tina and Walter Jr.; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; brother, Albert Krieg.

Walter worked for 25 years at Jeep. After retirement he enjoyed working with Diamond Heating. No services per Walter's wishes.

Joseph Michael Mermer

Mermer, Joseph Michael, age 40 years, of Holland, OH, passed away November 21, 2019. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH.

Anita Rose Molnar

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Anita R. Molnar, 68, of Northwood, Ohio, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019, at her home. Anita was born in Bellevue, Ohio, on February 26, 1951, to Harold and Florence (Schriner) Scherley. She was a graduate of The University of Toledo and worked as a special education teacher with Toledo Public Schools for over 40 years. Anita was a longtime member of Holy Rosary and Sacred Heart Catholic Churches where she was active with the Altar Rosary Society and was a catechism teacher. A lifelong sports fan, Anita enjoyed cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, and The University of Toledo Rockets. She enjoyed playing bingo and the lottery. Her true love was spending time with her grandchildren.

Anita is survived by her son, Michael (Rachel) Molnar and step-son, Larry (Ann) Molnar; grandchildren, Miranda and Connor; dear friends, Lynn (George), Janet, Debbie; along with many loving family members, longtime co-workers and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Lawrence Molnar.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Monday, November 25, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in Epiphany of the Lord Parish- Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 Oswald Street, Toledo, where the family will greet friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment: North Oregon Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Epiphany of the Lord Parish.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

Dennis L. Nagy

Dennis L. Nagy, 74, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born on December 3, 2019, in Cleveland, OH, to Larry and Gertrude (Sklarski) Nagy.

Dennis proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He retired after 34 years with Norfolk Southern where he was a railroad engineer. Dennis was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved taking care of his pets.

Dennis is survived by his loving children, Julie Nagy and Eric Nagy. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary St, Perrysburg, (419-874-3133) with Military Honors at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Northwood VFW Post #2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd, Northwood, OH. Condolences and memories can be shared at:

www.witzlershank.com

Ken R. Pearsall

Ken R. Pearsall, age 74, of Temperance, Michigan, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019, with his loving family by his side at Mercy St. Anne Hospital. He was born on June 1, 1945, to Robert and Violet (Mock) Pearsall in Toledo, Ohio. Ken graduated from Burnham High School and attended The University of Toledo. He was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he stayed stateside during the Vietnam War as a clerk at Fort Knox. In his younger years, he served as a volunteer firefighter for Sylvania Township.

Ken and his brother-in-law, Dave Call, started Jet-Matic, a local sand-blasting company, and were in business for over a decade. Ken worked evenings at a grocery store where he met the love of his life, Diane. Ken and Diane married on November 17, 1973 in Toledo, Ohio and recently celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary. He worked for a time at Riker Products as a welder before moving onto Consumers Power as a heavy duty equipment operator, retiring after 22 years.

When Ken wasn't working he could be found outside, enjoying his yard while listening to his Cleveland Indians baseball games. No matter how bad the Indians played he was a devoted fan who never gave up hope. He was a talented vegetable gardener and couldn't resist continually expanding his garden, growing many varieties of tomatoes. He was a "social golfer," excellent dessert maker and famous for his well known and often requested potato salad. Ken was a member of Sylvania Moose Lodge and Sherman Osborn American Legion Post 192.

Ken will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor. You could never walk away after spending time with him without your face hurting from laughing so hard. He could find humor in the most mundane, everyday occurrences.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Diane (Gilliam) Pearsall; children, Sheri (Jeff) Court, Traci (Randy) Bearringer and Shannon Pearsall (Mark Ondrus); son-in-law, Phil Standley; grandchildren, Ashley (Mason), Chelsea (Wayne), Danielle and Nick; great-granddaughter, Zelda; brother, Glenn (Diane) Pearsall; canine companions, Hank and Ellie Mae; many nieces, nephews and a host of dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Kathy Denman and beloved dog, Sadie.

The family will receive guests on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from 2-8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). His Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

In Ken's memory, memorial contributions may be made to Planned Pethood, P.O. Box 350908, Toledo, OH 43635.

To leave a special message for Ken's family please visit,

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David Allan Rearick

David Allan Rearick, 51 years, of Lambertville, MI, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019, in his home. The son of Bryan and Kathleen (Goode) Rearick, he was born May 3, 1968.

He had a passion for learning and music, but none of that compared to the love he held for his children, family and his friends. He attended Michigan State, Arizona State, and The University of Toledo. He spent many years doing tax work and most recently, as a behavioral specialist for A Renewed Mind Behavioral Health.

He is survived by daughter, Mia; son, Miles, their mother, Cara; his mother, Kathleen (Goode); brother, Dan; niece, Allison and nephew, Matt. He was preceded in death by his father, Bryan Rearick.

David had a huge heart, was smart as a whip, and had a great sense of humor. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 12 Noon until 4:00 p.m. in Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI, where the funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. Cremation will follow.

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Francisco Reyes

Reyes, Francisco “Frankie” Javier, age 32 years, of Bryan, OH, passed away November 21, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH

Susann E. Risner

Susann E. Risner, 78, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Ebeid Hospice. She was born on March 24, 1941, in Mansfield, Ohio, to Hilda and Carl Marohn. Susann worked in housekeeping for St. Charles Hospital, retiring after 32 years. After retiring, she worked six years at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in housekeeping. Susann was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed and forever remembered with love.

Susann is survived by her daughter, Rhonda (Keith) Eckman; grandchildren, Jennifer (Manny) Guerra, Daniel Guerra, Jessica (Shanna) Guerra, Douglas Eckman, and Gregory Eckman; great-grandchildren, Kennedi Wolf, Jala, Zayn and Amir Asad; son-in-law, Dan Guerra; sister/cousin, Barbara Derby and father of her children and life-long friend, William Wolf. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lisa Wolf-Guerra; son, Brian Wolf; grandson, Brian "Bucko" Wolf II and her brother, Eugene Routson.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Monday, November 25, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery.

www.freckchapel.com

Mary Round

Mary Round, 72, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019. She was born on August 13, 1947, in Toledo, Ohio. She was retired factory worker from Pro Pack.

Mary is survived by her 3 children, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Freck Funeral Chapel on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. where a memorial service will follow at 5:00 p.m.

www.freckchapel.com

Reginald Schardt

Reginald Schardt, 70, of Maumee, passed away on November 19, 2019. He was born on September 21, 1949, to Paul and Lucille Schardt in Toledo. He received his BA from UT. Reginald worked for the Toledo Police Department, retiring after 27 dedicated years. He was a member of the Toledo Police Retirees and was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, Notre Dame, and OSU football.

Reginald was preceded in death by his parents. He will be dearly missed by his daughters, Jennifer Hester and Ann Schardt; grandchildren, Morgan (Logan) Garcia, Andrew Cousino, Jacob Hester and Christopher Cousino; siblings, Claudette Heckel, Bernadette Newell and Anthony Schardt; and extended family and friends.

Family and friends may visit on Monday, November 25, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Honor Guard recognition at 2:00 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. A fellowship luncheon will follow services. Burial will take place at a later date at Calvary Cemetery. Please consider memorial tributes to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Diane Lynn Semler

Diane Lynn Semler, 66, of Perrysburg, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, surrounded by her family, after a brave battle with brain cancer.

She was born to Richard and Dorothy (Jaynes) Scurlock on July 23, 1953 in Toledo, Ohio. Diane graduated from Rogers High School in 1971. She married the love of her life, Philip D. Semler, on July 26, 1971. They recently celebrated 48 years of marriage.

Diane is survived by her loving husband, Philip; children, Tonia (Tracy) Spitulski, Kevin (Stefanie) Semler and Angie (Steven) Herman. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Dorothy; her sister Donna Downey; her brothers, Kenny, Jimmy and Larry and niece, Michelle Voigt.

Diane spent her life making sure her family was always taken care of, always putting them before anything else, especially when it came to her grandchildren.

The family will receive guests Monday, November 25, 2019, from 2-8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Southwest Chapel, Toledo, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Tuesday, November 26th, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Officiating, Pastor Andrew Edwards. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

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Anna "Jeannie" Jean Shank

Anna "Jeannie" Jean Shank, 70, of Oregon, died Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She was born May 18, 1949, to Carl Richard Shank and Vesta Irene (Mills) in Norwalk.

Anna is survived by her children, Jim (Vicky) Shank, Tonya Shank-Boyer; grandchildren, Jordan, Jackson, Jacob, JJ; and sister, Debbie. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a funeral service to begin at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be at a later date.

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Michealine and Stanley Sherwood

Michealine Sherwood age 92 and Stanley Sherwood age 95, passed away respectively in September and October of 2019. Michealine and Stanley were married on November 4, 1950. Michealine was a former executive secretary for Kaiser Jeep retiring after 32 years. She was a graduate of St. Hedwig School and Woodward High School. Stanley was a former barber at Kaiser Jeep and a WWII U.S. Navy veteran.

They are survived by nieces and nephews, Susan Grzecki, Ronald (Cheryl) Grzecki, Theresa Grzecki, Thomas (Shirley) Grzecki, Mary Ann (Jack) Kaiser, Kathryn (Mark) Rennels, John (Lisa) Grzecki, Christine (Michael) Pacholski and Patricia (William) Rupert and many great nieces and nephews.

Private burial services were held for both at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio. Arrangements by the Urbanski Funeral Home, 2907 Lagrange St., Toledo, Ohio.

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Richard R. Silverman

Richie Silverman, a renowned Asian art collector with one of the largest private collections of netsuke outside of Japan, died on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, in West Hollywood, California, after a brief illness. He was 87.

Richie never married, but lived life with his heart on his sleeve. He passionately loved the Scott Bulldogs, Brandeis, The Toledo Museum of Art, the Ohio State Marching Band, everything Japanese, especially his netsuke, peanut butter cookies, skim milk, and his many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Richie was born in Toledo on May 1, 1932. His grandfather, Isidor, was one of the founders of Kobacker furniture store, and his father, Milton, was President. He graduated from Scott High School. He then attended Brandeis University where he graduated with a degree in English. He became a trustee of Brandeis in 1984 and was active in the L.A. alumni chapter. He attended the University of Michigan Law School before being drafted into the Army.

Richie served in the U.S. Army in Seoul, Korea for sixteen months in the late 1950s. He traveled extensively throughout Asia but was captivated by Thailand and Japan. In the early 1960s, he joined the Peace Corps and was sent to Burma. In 1962, he moved to Bangkok and became a Director General of the Ministry of Education for teaching English. He began collecting Asian art while living in Bangkok.

In November 1964, Richie moved to Tokyo for what he thought would be two years. He lived there for the next fifteen years, teaching English to law students at Aoyama Gakuin University. He taught 75 days a year at the university so he had 290 days to travel and shop for art. Within three years, his walls were completely filled with oil paintings, wood blocks, scrolls and screens.

In 1968, running out of space to display his beloved art, he began collecting netsuke, which are miniature carvings originally used as toggles to secure pouches to a kimono. Netsuke became the great passion of his life.

Richie wrote and lectured about netsuke worldwide since the 1970s. He was an Asian art consultant for Sotheby's, Christie's, and Bonham & Butterfields auction houses. A collection of his netsuke are shown in one of the Museum's Asian Art Galleries. Richie's gift of 226 ceramic netsuke to the Toledo Museum of Art constitutes perhaps the largest public collection of these miniature clay sculptures in the world. He was a member of the Museum's Council of Collections, which advises the Museum on new acquisitions.

At his home in California, Richie became a member of the Far Eastern Art Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1984. In 1993, he joined LACMA's Executive Board. He served on the board of directors for the International Society of Appraisers from 1986-1994, and served nine years as chair for the City of West Hollywood Fine Arts Commission.

One of the happiest days of his life was when he recently learned that the nation of Japan was bestowing on him the Order of the Rising Sun for his lifelong effort to promote Japanese culture. While he died before the ceremony conferring the award, it brought him great joy to know of the recognition.

Richie loved his nephews, nieces and cousins—Peter (Marcia), Beth (Tom), Ross (Jody), Judd (Lisa), and Joel Silverman and Bobby Rand—and all their children. They are left with fond memories of his laughter, stories, love, and generosity.

Funeral services will be Friday, November 29, at Shomer Emunim at 10:00 a.m. followed by a graveside ceremony at Woodlawn. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Toledo Museum of Art, Brandeis, Shomer Emunim, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Sister Mary Aloysia Spickett, VHM

Sister Mary Aloysia (Dorothy) Spickett died peacefully at the Ursuline Center on November 22, 2019. She was born on January 28, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. She entered the Monastery of the Visitation and made her profession on May 1, 1991.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas J. and Alvina (Franke) Spickett. Surviving are her five nieces and their children.

Friends may visit at the Visitation Monastery, 1745 Parkside Blvd, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 25. Mass of Christian burial will be on Tuesday, November 26, at 10:00 with internment to follow in the Monastery cemetery.

The Sisters of the Visitation wish to thank the staff and residents at the Ursuline Center and the nurses and aides from Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their loving care of our sister.

Donations in Sister's memory may be made to the Monastery of the Visitation, 1745 Parkside Blvd, Toledo, OH 43607.

Arrangements by Coyle Funeral Home (419)865-1295.

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Ronald I. Szydlowski

Ronald I. Szydlowski, age 81, of Conway, South Carolina, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019. He was born on March 3, 1938, in Toledo, Ohio, to Ervin and Theresa (Landowski) Szydlowski.

Ron graduated from Macomber High School, and The University of Toledo receiving a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. He was employed at Allied Chemical in Toledo, Ohio; General Tire in Ionia, Michigan; and GenCorp in Shelbyville, Indiana. He was a Retired Chief Petty Officer from the United States Navy. Ron moved to Conway, South Carolina in 1999. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and was a member of The American Legion Post 178 in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

Ron is survived by his children, Michael (Jarae) of Summerville, SC, Richard of Toledo, OH, Steven (Deanna) of Toledo, Jeff (Annie) of Toledo and Denise of Toledo; grandchildren, Christopher (Brooke), Nikki, Jordan (Paul) Holtz, Jared, Kelsey, Rachel and great-granddaughter, Raelyn. In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; brother, Terrence and step-brothers, Donald and Leonard Matuszak.

Family and Friends will be received at the Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd., Rossford, OH, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from 3:00-7:00 PM. Additional visitation will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, Rossford, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, from 9:00 AM until the Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Waterville, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to any local veterans non-profit organization. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com

Randall Lee Thomas

Randall graduated from Macomber Technical High School. After graduation, he found employment with The Norfolk Southern Railway, where he worked for many years. After leaving Norfolk Southern, he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan where he worked for The University of Michigan before retiring in 2018.

Randall loved the outdoors and could often be found running the trails of the local Toledo Metroparks or on his bike cycling around town. In his younger days, he was a member of the Toledo Roadrunners Club and for many years played on the Nick & Jimmy's softball team. His greatest joy came from playing and teaching sports to his two children and always being there for them throughout their athletic pursuits. He was, above all else, someone that could be counted on and was always a dedicated father and friend.

Randall is survived by his fiancée, Victoria Albarran, Ann Arbor, MI; son, Dustin (Lauren) Thomas, Wilmette, IL; daughter, Lindsey Thomas, Los Angeles, CA; brothers, Gary (Ruth) Thomas, Toledo, OH; Timothy (Christine) Thomas, Sylvania, OH; Thomas (Barb) Lane, Toledo, OH; sister, Brandy Thomas, Tampa, FL and granddaughters, Madison and Layla Thomas, Wilmette, IL. Randall was preceded in death by his father, Rolland Thomas (1990); mother, Domitilla Lane (2001); brother, Keith Thomas (1959); stepfather, Thomas Lane (1990); stepmother, Bonnie Thomas (2014).

Randall's caring nature and friendly persona will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A funeral Mass will be held on November 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Saints Adalbert and Hedwig Parish, 3233 Lagrange St., Toledo, OH with interment to follow at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, OH. Please join us for lunch afterwards at 4847 Deer Brook Court, Sylvania, OH to celebrate Randall's life with his family and friends.

Glendora Marie (Cahill) Timony

Glendora Marie (Cahill) Timony died peacefully in her sleep November 19, 2019. She was born February 19, 1930 to James and Rose Cahill in Cleveland, OH.

With skates strapped on, gliding across ice, she met and married Donald Timony. She had a son Daniel (deceased) and daughters Glenni (Gordon) Light and Lenore (Ed) Howard. Her 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren always brought smiles to her face and filled her heart with warmth and joy.

Glendora was the bookkeeper and co-owner of Timony Railway Construction Company for over 30 years. However, if you had ever caught her during her free time, she would either be attending to her flower and vegetable gardens or bird watching. As an artistic and crafty lady, she always had plenty of supplies on hand and never met a fabric store she didn't like. Her treasure trove of unique fabrics was a testament to her love of quilting providing many hours of pleasure. Food and cooking ideas were always being invented and swirling around in her head, as if her mind was a complex and intricate cookbook of its own.

Being a depression baby, taking grandchildren to the grocer, walking each isle, discussing various delicious possibilities for meals and letting the grandchildren get whatever their hearts desired gave her great delight. Glendora was involved in many organizations over the years - scouting, Al Anon, Red Hats, quilting groups and at church where she loved to wash and iron the alter linens.

Per her request, there will be no visitation and internment at Resurrection Cemetery will be private. Coyle Funeral Home is caring for the family. Donations can be made to feedtoledo.org

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Vincent Wilczynski

The world lost one of the good ones today. The soul of Vince Wilczynski went to join our Lord and to be with his wife Henrietta in God's presence early on the morning of November 20, 2019. His last time in this world was spent in the same manner as he lived his entire life, thinking only of others.

Vince, along with Henrietta, dedicated his life to helping and serving others as evidenced by his actions throughout his life. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 16 having forged his mother's signature to answer the national call to service during World War II. At the age of 17, he served as a gunner on a Navy ship off the shores of Normandy during the D-Day invasion. His career as a barber allowed him to serve others through volunteering his skills to make sure everyone that needed help looked their best. His dedication to the Franciscan Sisters that operated the St. Anthony's Villa, to cut the hair of the children in their care, was honored and remembered by his many friends within the Sisterly order. He worked tirelessly to support his family as a barber, foregoing hobbies and every Saturday during those years. Much of his time away from work and family was spent taking care of others by visiting hospitals and homes to care for those in need of his help. He later worked at Pilkington Glass where he enjoyed creating new friends across the region.

Vince made everyone welcome whenever they met him either through a story, a joke, or a meal. He never shied away from work and learned to be handy. He and Henrietta raised seven wonderful children on a barber's income, which to some seemed like a miracle, but it was all due to hard work and a focus on all that was truly important. Vince demonstrated his love for his family and his wife by serving as her primary care-giver for many years after she suffered a stroke. His dedication to others, his pride in America, and his recognition of the freedom provided by members and veterans of our Armed Forces was celebrated by those around him his entire life and especially so with the loving staff at Otterbein Portage Valley and Southern Care Hospice Services.

Vince was a long-time member of St. Adalbert's parish in Toledo and later became a dedicated member of St. Jerome's in Walbridge, Ohio. He was a faithful follower of Jesus and adored the Holy Family. The statue of the Infant of Prague had a place of high honor in his and Henrietta's home. His commitment to the church and to others earned him the friendship of many nuns and priests who dedicated their lives to our Lord. Their friendship was a sign of the good life that he led. The great friends he made at Otterbein Portage Valley and at Southern Care Hospice Services cared for him in a loving manner. We will all miss him but take great solace in the fact that he is with friends and family in the presence of our Lord.

Vince's final act of service was the donation of his body to the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He was preceded in death by his parents; all of his brothers and sisters except for his sister, Dorothy Mae Colbry and sister-in-law, Dorothy Kuras; his wife, Henrietta; and his youngest son, Larry. He will be sorely missed but long remembered by his family, including his children and their spouses, grandchildren, and great grandchildren: Kathy (Wilczynski) and Joe Karocki and their son Jim and his wife Brittany and their children Gordon and Wayne; Barb (Wilczynski) and Larry Kosbab and their son Rick and his wife Melissa, Adrienne (Wilczynski) and David Noel; Dan Wilczynski and his wife Lisa and their son Danny; Vince Wilczynski and his wife Jean and their sons Peter, Timothy, and Patrick; Bill Wilczynski and his wife Martha; and Jeannemarie Wilczynski and grandson Anthony.

A Catholic mass will be celebrated at St. Jerome's church in Walbridge, Ohio, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019. A reception of family and friends will follow at St. Jerome's. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Otterbein Portage Valley, St. Jerome's, or the Sisters of St. Francis in Tiffin.

November 23, 2019

James Ausmus Jr.

ames Ausmus Jr., 59, of Gilbert, SC, and formerly of Millbury, died Sunday, November 17, 2019, at his Gilbert, SC, home. He was born on November 9, 1960, to James (Ruth) Ausmus Sr. Jim was employed his entire life as a truck driver, working many of those years with Heritage Environmental Services.

He married Donna L. Billings on December 2, 1988 and she survives. Also surviving are his children, James (Kara) Ausmus, the late Benjamin, John (Danielle) Ausmus and Edward (Rebecca) Ausmus; grandfather of James, Kinsley Mae, Benjamin and Noah; brother of Edward (Terri) Ausmus, Michael Ausmus, Margaret Peterson; his true and amazing friend, Todd Gilsdorf; brother of the late, Maryellen and Patty Ausmus.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2-8 PM in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 701 N. Main St., Walbridge, Ohio, 43465 (419-666-3121) where Funeral Services will be Monday, November 25, 2019, at 11 AM. with Robert Billings officiating. Burial in Lake Twp. Cemetery. Jim's wishes were that those attending wear casual clothing, no ties.

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Mary Alice Clair

Clair, Mary Alice, age 85 years, of Archbold, OH, passed away November 18, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Penny Lee Crispen

Crispen, Penny Lee, age 56 years, of Gibsonburg, OH, passed away November 21, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

James Frank Farnsworth

James Frank Farnsworth, age 87, of Delta, OH, peacefully died at home and passed into heaven on November 21, 2019. Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Strayer in 2012; his wife of 53 years, Shirley (Angle) in 2009; his son, Jeffrey in 2004, and his granddaughter, Chantal in 1993.

He is survived by his adopted daughter, Betsy (Jeff) Jaynes of Perrysburg, OH; adopted daughter, Antoinette (Brad) Bloomer of Swanton, OH, and their five children, Lydia Promise, Tabitha Favor, Josiah Courage, Priscilla Glory and Elijah Wisdom; grandson, Evan James (Kimberly) Farnsworth and their two children, Remington James and Wyatt Jeffrey.

In 1932, Jim was adopted by Frank and Helen (Winn) Farnsworth of Waterville. He graduated from Waterville High School as he often bragged, in the top 16 of his class. (There were only 17 in his class!) He graduated from BGSU in 1955 with a Bachelor's of Education and taught at Westin, Swanton, and Delta schools. He became an agent for State Farm Insurance in 1961 and after working out of his home for two years, purchased an office building on Main Street in Delta where he served the community as a Good Neighbor until retiring after 36 years. Jim was involved in Toastmasters, Boys Scouts, the Farm Bureau, a past president of the Delta Rotary Club, former board member and president of Tri-County Rural Electric, served on the Board of Directors at First Federal of Delta for 43 years, and was a past member of the Delta United Methodist Church. Jim's favorite hobbies in his spry years were his apple orchard, tinkering with his tractors, and restoring his classic car. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2011, he spent most of his time enjoying his grandchildren's activities, having pleasant conversations, and watching movies with his caregivers and his faithful canine, Sasha. For the past two years, he was blessed by his loving caregivers who became family: Becky, Dawn, Drema, Jody, June, Kim, and Nancy.

Visitation is at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 SH 109, Delta, OH, from 5 to 8 pm, Monday, November 25. Interment will be at Wauseon Union Cemetery at 9:30 am Tuesday, November 26, followed by a memorial service at the Delta United Methodist Church, 101 Northwood St., Delta, OH, at 11:00 am. Donations in Jim's memory can be made to The Gideons International or Delta United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.

BMCM (SW) USN Ret.

Robert P. Finn

BMCM (SW) USN Ret. Robert P. Finn, 72, of Port Clinton, Ohio, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Kobacker House, Columbus, Ohio. He was born July 3, 1947 in Toledo, OH, the son of Robert P. and Edna (Mathews) Finn. Robert retired from the United States Navy on December 31, 1992 after 30 years of service. Robert's naval career consisted of serving over 21 years of sea time while also proudly serving time in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm during which he received numerous commendations and campaign medals. He was a member and past Post Commander of VFW Post 2480, Port Clinton, Elks Lodge No. 1718, Port Clinton, Fleet Reserve Association, and the former Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1610, Port Clinton. Robert enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, bowling and playing pool. He was an avid Cleveland Indians Fan.

Surviving are his children: Robert P. (Mary Lynn) Finn, Jr., of Robbinston, ME, Jenny Chidori (Eddy) Padgett of Virginia Beach, VA, Erin Michelle (Tony) Myers of Worthington, OH; grandchildren: Brayden J. Finn, Robert P. Finn, Eddy J. Padgett, Jr., James R. Myers, Amelia S. Finn, Aiden M. Finn; mother: Edna Mae Finn of Toledo; sister: Sandra Ohms of Toledo, OH, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife: Tsurumi Finn; father: Robert P. Finn; son: Mathew C. Finn and grandson: Charlie A. Finn.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton, OH, where visitation will be held Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Interment will be in Lake Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Dr. Columbus, OH 43214. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.neideckerleveckcrosser.com

Theodore “Ted” P. Frame

Frame, Theodore “Ted” P., age 57 years, of Pioneer, OH, passed away November 21, 2019. Thompson Funeral Home, Pioneer, OH. As published in The Blade

Kuniko Grimm

Kuniko Grimm, age 87, passed away November 17, 2019 at Lakes of Sylvania. Kuniko was born January 15, 1932 in Kokura Japan to Ai and Kurata Takayama. Kuniko was a member of Shelton Park Church of God. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and was a prayer warrior.

She is survived by her children, David (Jennie) Grimm, Lore (David) Mochon, Jeannie (Mark) Delauter; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson.

A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Shelton Park Church of God, 8702 Douglas Rd., Temperance, MI 48182.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North West Ohio or Shelton Park Church of God in Kuniko's memory.

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Phillis L. Henn

Phillis L. Henn, 97, of Oak Harbor, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, November 21, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Phillis was born October 29, 1922, in Dayton, Ohio, to Julius M. and Edith S. (Gress) Hand. On April 17, 1948, in Dayton, she married Donald P. Henn, who preceded her in death January 31, 2007.

After graduating from high school, she completed 3 years of training at Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Dayton, OH. Phillis worked as a registered nurse from 1944-1951. During World War II, from 1945-46, she served in the Army Nurse Corp where she cared for Australian POW'S in the Philippines and served during the occupation of Korea. Following discharge, she worked at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati and then Magruder Hospital after moving to Oak Harbor with Don.

Phillis was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Oak Harbor. Her other memberships included a charter member of Epsilon Eta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Sorority and dual life membership of VFW Post #8732 and the Ladies Auxiliary. Phillis enjoyed many activities: reading, quilting, knitting, needlework, cooking and baking. She and her husband, Don, spent many years traveling to various countries.

Phillis is survived by her son, Stephen C. (Sue) Henn of Whitehouse; daughter, Julie M. Henn of Oak Harbor; daughter-in-law, Janice Henn of Oak Harbor; grandchildren, Sarah (Michael) Gillespie, Emily (Nick) Porter, Nathan (Holly) Henn, David (Leslie) Henn, Don Henn, Sabina Henn; and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, John E. Henn, Jeffrey L. Henn and David M. Henn and sisters, Bettie Conners, Elaine Clarke and Janice Bowman.

Funeral services for Phillis will be conducted 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2019, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 165 E. Water St., Oak Harbor, with one hour of visitation prior from 12-1 p.m. Interment will follow in Salem Township Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor. Contributions in memory of Phillis may be given to St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Ruth Ann's House (1848 E. Perry Street, Suite 60, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452) or the donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Arnold Victor Knaggs

Arnold Victor Knaggs, 92, of Temperance, Michigan, passed away November 22, 2019, at Sunset Village. He was born on November 9, 1927, in Ottawa Lake, Michigan, to parents Ludy and Lucy (Lapointe) Knaggs.

Arn was a 1946 graduate of Lambertville High School. He served from 1946 – 48 in World War II. He was part of the Occupation Force in Italy. He belongs to the American Legion Post 514 and the Bedford Senior Center. He married the love of his life, Genevieve Rowe, on May 22, 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Erie, Michigan.

He worked for Chrysler Jeep Corporation for 34 years, retiring in 1986. He was a long-time parishioner of St. Anthony Catholic Church and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Arn was an athlete in his younger years. He was part of a championship football team at Lambertville High School. He played baseball, football, softball, and bowled in a league. Arn was a fan of Detroit professional sports, especially the Detroit Lions. He also cheered for the University of Michigan and Notre Dame. He loved to play cards and was known for his sense of humor.

A devoted husband and father, Arn is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Genevieve (Genny) Knaggs; daughters, Sandy (Paul) Lunn, Debbie (James) Leslie, Barbara (John) Skorich and Brenda Perry. He is survived by 9 grandchildren, Steven Lunn, Laura Johnson, Rachel Buehrer, Jordan, Michael and Brian Skorich and Brad, Brooke and Tyler Perry; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Letha Holup and Joan Young and brothers Melvin (Mary) and Howard (Bonnie) Knaggs and in-laws, Bernard Brosamer, Gloria, Gerri, and Faye Knaggs. He was preceded in death by sisters, Jeanne and Alice Knaggs, Donna Cousino, Mary Scheuer, Anna LaVigne,and Rose Brosamer; brothers, Raphael, Paul, Larry, Donald, Robert and Roy Knaggs and great grandson, Elijah.

Friends may call at Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Avenue, in Temperance, MI, on Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, November 25, 2019, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 8330 Lewis Ave. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted by Lambertville VFW Post 9656.

The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church or The Bedford Veterans Center. Online condolences may be offered to Arn's family at

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Thomas H. Leeth

Leeth, Thomas H., age 72 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away November 20, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

George N. Panos

On November 19, 2019, George Nicholas Panos died at St. Anne's Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. He was 90 years old.

Who was this man? He was a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great-grandfather, and a friend. And in every one of these life experiences, George was passionately devoted and enthusiastically engaged. He dearly loved God, his family, his friends, and the United States of America. The son of Greek immigrants from the island of Tenedos, George grew up in Toledo, Ohio. His birth father, William Arvan, died when George was 5 years old and his mother, Despina, died in childbirth when George was 7 years old. His stepfather, Nick Panos, lovingly cared for George and his brothers Ted and Billy and sister Christine. Born during the Great Depression of 1929, George and his siblings were very poor, yet George rose above the poverty level by starting to work at a young age delivering newspapers and working at a hardware store, and doing whatever it took to survive. The Boy's Club of Toledo, Ohio was George's home away from home and a place that would forever change his direction in life. His lifelong appreciation for the Boy's Club never ceased. George graduated from Toledo 's Macomber High School in 1946. While at Macomber, George lettered in basketball, baseball, and football. His love of sports continued into the military where he boxed, played football and rode bucking broncos.

In the Army/Air Force, George participated in the Berlin Airlift after WWII ended. After three years in military service, George married Nina Wittich (the love of his life) and they welcomed into the world, three beautiful daughters. George worked hard to support his family and provide a wonderful life filled with the adventures of family vacations that included camping and fishing in beautiful Michigan, experiencing the thrill of the majestic Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the Tetons in Wyoming, the wonder of the newly-opened Disneyland in California, and the sunny beaches of Florida. George was a loyal union worker at Ford Motor Company where he worked in Quality Control and was recognized for numerous beneficial suggestions to the company. In 1980, George wrote a letter to the president of Ford Motor Company detailing the need for quality. That letter led to Ford's famous slogan: "Quality is Job 1." George continued his writing talents throughout his life with articles published in magazines, internet e-mail club, and his beloved Facebook. His hobbies included golfing, hunting, fishing, photography, gardening, (he grew beautiful prize-winning roses), cooking, and music. Whatever he did or wherever he went, George did it with enthusiasm and joy. And most importantly, George did it his way!!!

Preceding George in death was his daughter, Kristina Becker. Kristina brought color and delight to George's life through her exquisite artwork, gentle kindness, and true beauty.

We who remain... daughters, Tina Williams and Shelley Ferner; son-in-law, George Ferner; grandsons, Andy Ferner, Nikolas Becker and Casey Becker; great-grandchildren, Kalib, Zak, and Ruby; brother Bill Panos and family; and best friend Pearl Bartle will forever treasure the privilege of loving and being loved by a perfectly imperfect and good man, George Nicholas Panos.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m., at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, (between Secor and Douglas Roads). Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park, where Lambertville VFW Post 9656, will conduct military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Flag City Honor Flight, P.O. Box 885, Findlay, OH 45840 or Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 North Superior Street, Toledo, OH 43604.

Online condolences may be sent to George's family at

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Rodney W. Parsons

Parsons, Rodney W., age 54 years, of Weston, OH, passed away November 21, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Weston, OH. As published in The Blade

Ruth Joan Posadny

Ruth Joan (Loveberry) Posadny, 90, of Highland Green Drive, died on Sunday, November 17, 2019, in her home surrounded by her children. She was born on September 11, 1929, in Quincy, Michigan, to Ruth (Brown) and Clifford Loveberry. She was the devoted wife of the late Arthur Posadny, a retired Toledo police captain.

She leaves behind daughters, Mrs. Karen (Chris) Waite and Mrs. Christine (Patrick) Fahey; sons, Michael (Connie) and Jimmy; brother, Jon Loveberry of Quincy Michigan; as well as 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandhchildren. An avid fitness and outdoor enthusiast, she was a long-time member of the Daybreaker's Club at Swan Creek Metropark.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, where she was a founding parishioner. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The family would like to thank Nita and the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their compassionate care and support. Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Roberta L. Rountree

Rountree, Roberta L., age 56 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 21, 2019. American Cremation Events, Toledo, OH. As published in The BladeZ

Bennie L. Sullivan Sr.

Bennie L. Sullivan, Sr., 83, of Toledo, Ohio, went home to be with the lord November 15, 2019, at his residence.

Preceding him in death were his father, James Sullivan Sr.; mother, Freddie (Hutchens) Sullivan; his son, Kennie D. Sullivan; and siblings, Leroy , Dorothy, James, Earl, Earlean and Bobbie.

Bennie grew up in Drew, Mississippi and attended Scott High School in Toledo, later on enlisted in the Unites States Marine Corp, serving proudly for three years. Following his discharge he was employed at Chevrolet of Toledo later changed to GM Powertrain where he was an auditor and inspector as well as serving on the United Way Board. He retired with 31 years of service. Bennie was a Minister at St. James Holiness Church of God and Christ as well as Cornerstone Church serving in the outreach ministry.

Surviving are his loving wife and faithful partner of 63 years, Earlean Sullivan; sons, Bennie (Deanna) Sullivan of Tennessee, Zennie Sullivan of Toledo with special friend, Lisa B. with a host of nieces and nephews and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Bennie loved his family and was fiercely protective of each and every one of them. The family will receive guests Monday, November 25, 2019, from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Monday at 11:00 am. at the funeral home followed by burial at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania.

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Vivian W. Thornhill

Vivian W. Thornhill, age 93, died of heart failure on November 22, 2019, at her Sylvania home. She was born December 4, 1925, in Summerfield, Ohio, to the late Friend and Ila (Barnes) Wilson, the youngest of six children.

Vivian was a graduate of the first class, Dental Hygiene, at The Ohio State Dental School in 1946, where she stayed on as a member of the faculty until she married Joseph Thornhill, DDS in 1952. The couple moved to the Toledo area and raised five children. Vivian was an amazing mother, neighbor and friend who just loved them and life. She enjoyed gardening, travelling and found her greatest joy in time spent with family.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Terri (Mark) Cook, Ward (Susan), Jay (Nancy) and Paula Thornhill; six grandchildren; and a great granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe, and youngest son, Dick.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 25, 2019, at Christ Presbyterian Church, 4225 Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH 43623. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to Christ Presbyterian Church, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the OSU Schools of Medicine or Dentistry.

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November 22, 2019

Margaret “Marge” M. Beckwith

Beckwith, Margaret “Marge” M., age 86 years, of Luna Pier, MI, passed away November 20, 2019. Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Gerald R. Davis

Gerald R. Davis, age 81, of Toledo, Ohio passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio on September 26, 1938 to the late Frank and Inez Lang.

Gerald worked for Georgia Pacific as a transporter for over 20 years. He also worked on the Great Lakes, going port to port delivering goods. Gerald finished his career at Kroger Grocery Store, where he served his local community. He enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie, finding good deals at estate sales, and spending time with his family and pets.

Left to cherish Gerald's memory is his loving wife, Janet; daughters, Julie and Janice (Malcolm); granddaughter, Crystal (Adam); and sister, Kathy. Preceding Gerald in death are his parents.

Family will be receiving friends Monday, November 25, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel, 4150 West Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623 (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Funeral Home with internment to follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

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Thomas E. Fry

Fry, Thomas E., age 54 years, of Defiance, OH, passed away November 20, 2019. Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

Larry A. Gunn

Larry A. Gunn, age 65, of Toledo, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Toledo Hospital surrounded by loving family.

Larry is survived by his son, Corey Gunn; sisters, Cheryl (Bryan) Friess and Patti Gunn-Halter.

The family will receive guests on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Newcomer – West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Rd., Toledo, OH 43617 (419-392-9500) with Funeral Services beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

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William Kenneth Harvey

Harvey, William Kenneth, age 84 years, of Lakeside-Marblehead, passed away November 21, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Joyce A. Hightower

Joyce A. Hightower transitioned from this life in her home on November 9, 2019, at the age of 62 after a lengthy illness. Joyce was always the life of the party, and was also a great cook, "chicken wings & peppers".

She is survived by her mother, Otivia Livingston; son, Terrence (Trecie); loving and dedicated daughter, Danielle Livingston and youngest daughter, Ora Lee; sister, Debra Nelson; brother, Leroy Hardy Jr.; 12 grandchildren and host of nephews, family and friends.

Honoring her wishes, services were private. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

Patricia Johnson

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Patricia Johnson on November 19, 2019. Pat was born August 18, 1948 to Jesse and Imelda Huskins who preceded her in death. In 1980 she married Michael who survives. She is also survived by her brother Robert Huskins (MaryKay) and sisters Sharon Huskins and Cathi Sohnly (Don) as well as many nieces and nephews.

Pat was preceded in death by her sister Mary Alice Sellers; niece, Susan Salsberry and brother, David Huskins. Pat was a hairdresser for over fifty years and a very talented floral designer. She was a member of Little Flower Church. Her faith and her church family were very important in her life. Michael and Pat's family wish to thank Father Dave and the members of Little Flower Church along with the staff of Ebeid Hospice for the loving support.

A mass in Pat's honor will be Saturday, November 23, at noon at Little Flower Church. The mass will be preceded by a visitation from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. at the church.

Julie Ann King

King, Julie Ann, age 65 years, of Hillsdale, MI, passed away November 19, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Hudson, MI. As published in The Blade

George N. Panos

Panos, George N., age 90 years, of Temperance, MI, passed away November 19, 2019. Ansberg West Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Steven Pisanti

Steven (Steve) Pisanti, 53, peacefully rested on November 21, 2019 where he joined his best friend (his dog, Axel Rose) in heaven.

Steve was born to Frank and Joan Pisanti in Manchester, Connecticut on September 6th, 1966. The family moved to Temperance, Michigan where Steve attended St. Johns Jesuit High School. Steve was a graduate of the University of Toledo where he earned a bachelor's degree in business. While growing up, Steve enjoyed wrestling and was an equestrian.

Steve met the love of his life on a blind date at Manera's Italian American Restaurant. Steve and Marcia enjoyed 25 wonderful years of marriage, and had three loving children: Dominic, Michael, and Isabella.

Steve was a proud father to his three beautiful children. He was an avid supporter of all of his children - their biggest fan. He never missed a school or sporting event that the kids were involved in. His passion for hockey was fueled watching his twin boys, Dominic and Michael, play, and he proudly enjoyed watching his daughter, Bella, ride horses (just as Steve did when he was young) as well as play volleyball and run track.

Caring for his family and close friends was an utmost priority in his life. One of his favorite pastimes was spending vacation time with his loving wife and three kids in Pompano Beach, FL. He also cherished his Sunday Italian dinners made from his secret family recipes where he could be surrounded by his large family and his puppies.

Steve was a role model and coach/mentor to many young hockey players in the Monroe and Toledo areas. He was very much involved in coaching and player development, and his passionate spirit left impression on each player he touched, leading them by example to not only become better hockey players, but better people through their journey of life.

Steve's greatest qualities included his loving and compassion for every human being. Steve was as humble as they come, always willing to give his shirt off his back to help those in need. He was an inspiration to all.

Steve is survived by Marcia Pisanti (beloved wife), Dominic Pisanti (son), Michael Pisanti (son), and Isabella Pisanti (daughter), Joan Pisanti (mother), Frank Pisanti (father), Stacy and Jay Grimes (sister and brother-in-law), Greg and Amy Pisanti (brother and sister-in-law), Denise and Terry Benton (sister-in-law and brother-in-law), Kathy and John O'Neil (sister-in-law and brother-in-law), Carol Maher (mother-in-law), and his eight nieces and nephews. Steve was preceded in death by Donald R. Maher Sr. (father-in-law) and Donald Maher Jr. (brother-in-law).

There will be a celebration of Steve's life on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.). A Catholic mass will be said in his remembrance at a later date. In lieu of flowers, friends and family are asked to consider a donation to a college scholarship fund at Huntington Bank for Isabella Pisanti entitled "Isabella Pisanti Scholarship Fund" or the Doberman Gang of Detroit/Cleveland.

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Gary Smith

Smith, Gary, age 61 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 20, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Donna M. Thompson

Thompson, Donna M., age 81 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away November 20, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Maria Belia Urias-Hibbs (Silva)

02/20/1949-11/18/2019

Maria Belia Urias-Hibbs, 70, of Toledo, OH, fell asleep in death on November 18, 2019.

Maria was known for her quiet and mild manner, yet she was passionate when it came to her family. She enjoyed her Sunday visits with her parents and spending time with her grandchildren. Her wisdom, insight and words of encouragement will be greatly missed.

Maria was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 2001, and she loved sharing the Bible Truths she learned with others.

Maria was proceeded in death by her husband Jeffrey Hibbs and daughters, Alicia (John) Wharton and Victoria Hibbs.

She is survived by her parents, Santos and Ernestina Silva; children, Sylvia (Manuel) Zavala, Raymond Urias, Olivia Urias and Veronica Hibbs; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; siblings, Juan (Mary) Silva, Santos (Sylvia) Silva, Maria Elena Silva, Maria Elida (Scott) Davis, Rose (Gene) Yedica, Margarita Robison, Carol (Dale) Thompson and Diana Silva, as well as many nieces and nephews who all loved and adored her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1722 Cherry St., Toledo, OH 43608

Ruth Ann (Fahringer) Vreeland

Ruth Ann Vreeland, 72, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at ProMedica Ebeid Hospice. Ruth was born May 26, 1947 in Napoleon, Ohio to Ralph and Gertrude (Hoeffel) Fahringer. She proudly served our country in the United States Army for 7 years which allowed her to see the world. Ruth graduated from Napoleon High School and Sienna Heights University. Ruth married her dashing soldier, Wayne T. Vreeland, in Belgium on January 30, 1982 and they shared 37 years together.

Ruth retired as a paralegal in 2014 but her eclectic career included working at her parent's restaurant in Bryan, Ohio, teaching at St. Augustine's Catholic School in Napoleon, Ohio, and as an investigator with the US Defense Investigative Services, just to name a few. Ruth was a proud founding member of St. John XXIII Catholic Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, reading, baking and spending time with family.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne; nieces, Wendy (Keith) Rusie, Sarah (Scott) Hurley and Susan Kirkbride; great nieces and nephews, Zora, Emerson, Grant and Evan, and many other nieces, nephews and dear cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Rose Marie Kirkbride.

Friends will be received Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133) where a Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at St. John XXIII, 24250 Dixie Highway, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 with a funeral mass beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Cemetery in Napoleon, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth's name to St. John XXIII. Condolences may be made online to the family at:

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November 21, 2019

Sylvia Bartell

Sylvia Bartell, 97, of Holland, passed away on November 17, 2019. She was born on September 20, 1922 to Andrew and Regina Biniak in Toledo. Sylvia was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and attended Mary Manse College. She and her husband, Frank J. Bartell, were married in 1944. They lived for many years in South Toledo. He died in 2007. Sylvia worked as a bank teller, retiring from the former Toledo Home Federal Savings and Loan. She and her husband travelled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and numerous Caribbean cruises. She enjoyed working in her garden. She was a member the St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary.

Sylvia also was preceded in death by her brother, Del (Helen) Biniak. Surviving are her sons, Frank "Jack" (Nanca) Bartell III and Michael Bartell; grandchildren, Gregory, Andrew (Amanda) and Ryan (Shaun); great grandchildren, Brayden, Tegan, Decker, Bowen and Dylan and many friends, including Ereck Wheeler and Peg Daniels.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at St. Joan of Arc Church at 10:30 a.m., where family and friends may visit after 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Please consider memorial tributes to St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary or a charity of the donor's choice.

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Carl C. Benner

Carl C. Benner, 74, of Toledo, OH passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Point Place Care and Rehabilitation Center with his family surrounded by his side. He was born on May 19, 1945 in Wyandotte, MI to Vern C. and Anna Marie (Jones) Benner.

Carl proudly served his country in the United States Marines and was a member of the VFW Post #2898. He was employed for many years with General Mills. Carl enjoyed camping, fishing and shooting guns.

Carl is survived by his loving children, Christine (Russ) Meinka, Sherry (Robert) Zuber and William Benner; grandchildren, Joshua, Rachel and Brandon Benner, Brittany and Justin Zydorczyk; great grandchildren, Riley Funk, Jase Betts, Logan Maxcy Benner and Skyler Benner; siblings, Donna Miller, Margie Achinger, Chuck Benner, Susan Benner, Willliam Benner, Mark Benner, Kathy Kaminski and Barb Calis. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Debbie.

Friends will be received on Saturday, November 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Rd, Toledo, OH 43613 (419-473-1301). Funeral services will be held following the visitation at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Whiteford Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the VFW Post #2898, 3925 W Alexis Rd, Toledo, OH 43623. Condolences can be shared online at

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Nadine (Bieniek) Bethel

Nadine Marie Bethel passed away tragically Saturday, November 16th in her home at the age of 61. She was born July 26, 1958 in Toledo to Carl & Dolores (Augustyniak) Bieniek and graduated from Start High School in 1976. Nadine was medical transcriptionist at Medical College of Ohio and at St. Vincent mercy Medical Center where she retired from 2012. She was known to go above and beyond for others whether it be at work or just helping others.

Nadine enjoyed baking especially Christmas cookies and watching cooking shows on the Food Network. She also enjoyed watching football especially the Minnesota Vikings and going to the casino to pull some slots.

Nadine is survived by her husband of 24 yrs. Richard Bethel; daughter, Victoria Bethel; parents, Carl & Dolores Bieniek; sister, Yvonne (Mark) Yeager; niece, Nicole and nephews, Nicholas and Joseph.

Family will receive friends at the Castillo Funeral Home Friday after 2 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 6 p.m. Memorial tributes may be made to Toledo Children's Hospital Foundation NICU Attn: Dasa Dzierwa 444 N. Summit, Suite 100, Toledo, OH 43604

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Raymond Joseph Bihn

Raymond Joseph Bihn, 84 of Maumee, passed away November 11, 2019. Ray was born August 31, 1935 in Millbury, Ohio to Lawrence and Olive (Busson) Bihn. Ray married Helen Therese McCormick on January 10, 1959 in Toledo, Ohio at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. He served in the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard from 1958 - 1963. Ray earned an engineering degree from the University of Toledo in 1967. Ray and Helen enjoyed spending 22 winters in Bonita Springs, Florida. They particularly enjoyed polka dancing and taking trips with their polka group.

Ray worked 30 years in research and development at DeVilbiss Co. / ITW. Ray was a member of St. John XXIII, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. In addition to polka dancing, Ray enjoyed being outside and especially liked to play volleyball.

Along with his wife Helen, Ray is survived by his children, Ray (Diane) Bihn, Dan (Patti) Bihn, Cindi (Mark) Gumpf, Paula (Doug) Stenske; grandchildren, Mackenzie and Sydney Bihn, Danny, Andy and Jess Bihn, Jeff Campey, Jarrett, Ana and Austin Cunningham, Josh, Brock and Tyler Gumpf and Joe and Jim Stenske; siblings ,Norma Cuprack, Ann (Warren) Keeler, Rita Bates, Carolyn (Ron) Bosse, Larry Bihn, Judy Bihn and Gene (Amy) Bihn; In-laws, Mary Ann Bihn and Jean Bihn, Ray (Pat) McCormick, Peg Pilaczynski and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Bob (Mary Ellen) Bihn, Richard Cuprak, Jerry Bihn, Milo (Mary A.) Bihn, Andy Bihn and Jim Bihn.

Family and Friends will be received on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419) 874-3133 from 2-8 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. with a Funeral Mass being held at 10:00 a.m. at St. John XXIII, 24250 Dixie Hwy. Perrysburg, OH 43551, with burial to follow in Lake Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions made in Ray's name to Greater Toledo Right to Life, Erie Shores Council Boy Scouts of America or Alzheimer's Association NW Ohio Chapter. Condolences may be made to the family online at:

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Kay Ellen (Dubou) Borowiak

Kay Ellen (Dubou) Borowiak, 74 of Toledo went to be with the Lord on the anniversary of her birth, November 18th. Born in Toledo to parents George and Phylis Dubou in 1945. Kay worked for ProMedica Home Health for many years before retiring in 2008. Kay was a dedicated member of The American Legion and served as President of the Arthur Daley Auxiliary for many years. She was also an avid member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 406 where she was a former President and Chapeau of 8/40. Kay was an active member of St. Patrick's of Heatherdowns Catholic Church and CRHP.

Family came first to Kay and she is survived by her daughter, Mary (Ron) Kenney; grandchildren, Courtney (Jacob) Wilson, Connor Kenney, Jordan and Gaven Borowiak; her brother, George (Marlene) Dubou and her loving dog Rascoe. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Joe; husband, Ed and sister, Shirley Korbinski.

A memorial service will be held at the Northwood VFW 2984 on 102 W. Andrus Rd. Thursday, November 21st at 4:30 p.m. with a wake to follow immediately after. In lieu of flowers please donate to the VFW or American Legion online.

Charlene A. Brown

Brown, Charlene A., age 70 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 10, 2019. C. Brown Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Howard Clarence Burgin, Jr.

Howard Clarence Burgin, Jr. passed away in Laurinburg, North Carolina on November 17, 2019.

The son of Howard and Esther Burgin, Sr., Howard was born April 11, 1937 in Toledo, Ohio, educated in public schools in Delta, Ohio, and earned a BS degree from Findlay University in Findlay, Ohio in 1961. He served in the US Marine Corp and then taught school in Ohio and Virginia. Howard married Anne Moore Hardesty of Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1959. In 1962, he became an FBI agent serving in Oklahoma, Fayetteville, NC and Rockingham, NC until his retirement in 1988. He served as a Senior Resident Agent and was a Police, Firearms and Defensive Tactics Instructor. He received awards from Directors Hoover, Kelley, and Webster for handling bank robberies and car theft ring cases.

After retirement, he served as a revenue officer with the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Following his second retirement he moved to Pawleys Island, SC where he enjoyed playing tennis and camping.

He was a long time elder in the Presbyterian Church. He served as treasurer at First Presbyterian in Rockingham, NC. He was also a treasurer and trustee at Pawleys Island Presbyterian.

Howard's wife Anne passed away in April 2019.

He is survived by his son, Richard Howard Burgin (Ruth) of Pinehurst, N.C.; daughter, Amy Burgin Rounds (Carson) of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren, Emily Baumhoer of Bluffton, S.C., Harris Burgin of Richmond, Va., J. Robertson (Charlotte) of Johns Island, S.C., Chris Rounds (Lauren) of Atlanta, Ga., Zachary Rounds of Raleigh, N.C., Libby Rounds of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren, Harrison Huffman and Hadley Anne Huffman, both of Bluffton, S.C.; and sister, Elaine Brauninger of Monument, Colorado.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, Laurinburg, NC, officiated by the Rev. Jeff Mercer. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, 2220 Elm Avenue, Laurinburg, N.C. 28352 or Scotland Regional Hospice, PO Box 1033, Laurinburg, N.C. 28353.

Bumgarner Family Funeral Service and Crematorium is serving the family.

Anna Sue Busch

Busch, Anna Sue, age 72 years, of Elmore, OH, passed away November 19, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH. As published in The Blade

Richard L. Davis

Richard L. Davis, 83, of Millbury, Ohio, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Born June 24, 1936, in Jefferson City, TN, he was the son of George F. and Elizabeth "Polly" (Collett) Davis. A graduate of Jellico High School in Jellico, TN, he then served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He married Mary Lou Lawrence on October 22, 1960. She preceded him in death on September 13, 2013. Richard was employed as a tool grinder for GM Powertrain for 32 years, retiring in 1995. He was an active member of Athens Missionary Baptist Church in Walbridge, OH, where he had taught Sunday School and sang in the Guiding Light Quartet. Richard was a member of the Paragon Lodge, 788, F.&A.M. and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo.

He is survived by his loving children, Kathy Mannon, Karen (Marv) Gladieux and Timothy (Kim) Davis; sister, Brenda Tye; grandchildren, Cooper, Bailey, Ethan, Bryce, Madyson, Jackson, Jillian and Marvin; great grandchildren, Ian and Lailee as well as a large extended family. Richard was preceded in death by his brother-in-laws, Joe Tye and Ronald Lawrence.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2019, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where Masonic services will be held Sunday at 7:30 pm. Funeral services will be Monday, November 25, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Athens Missionary Baptist Church, 101 Breckman Street, Walbridge, OH, where he will lie in state after 10:00 a.m. Pastor David McGregor, officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Athens Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Rebecca Sue Dobaczewski

Rebecca Sue Dobaczewski, 76 of Falling Waters, WV died on November 18, 2019 at her home under hospice care, surrounded by her loving family.

Daughter of the late Thomas Hatas, Jr. and Dorothy (Gladish) Hatas. Born in Toledo, OH raised in Perrysburg, OH, and Grand Rapids, OH. Graduated from St. Rose Catholic School Perrysburg, OH and Perrysburg High School, Perrysburg, OH.

A Graduate of Davis School of Business, worked in Management in the Banking industry with the former Lucas County Bank, now Huntington Bank, United Savings & Loan; and Walgreens as a Pharmacy Tech/Cashier.

A member of the CYA (Coalition with Your Adults) Society. Worked on props for the various theatre productions for the CYA. An active bowler with the CYA and the Toledo Bankers Bowling League, had the nickname of "Bounce".

Rebecca was an active worker on her parents Apple and Peach Orchard, known as Hatas Orchards/ Grand Rapids, OH. Because of her husband's job transfers/relocations, she lived in the States of Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, and West Virginia.

She was an active Daisy, Brownie, Girl Scouts, Super Troop Leader. She enjoyed working with the young youth with her many creative skills, artistic skills to help develop these young girls' overall skills. An Eagle Scout Mom.

An author of the book "Dorothy" and the cooking book named "Family Recipes from Hatas Orchards/Grand Rapids, OH". She was an inventor and photographer of various colorful posters. She was a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Inwood, WV for 12 years.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Gary Dobaczewski; son, Eric Dobaczewski of Denver, CO; daughter, Rosanne Dobaczewski of Cincinnati, OH; her brothers Tom Hatas, II of Toledo, OH, Peter Hatas of Corpus Christi, TX; brother-in-law, Chris Dobaczewski (Dianne) of Northwood, OH; nephew, Christoper Dobaczewski (Carrie) of Wauseon, OH; niece, Jodie (Jeff) Jaquillard of Northwood, OH; three grand-nieces Cailey Dobaczewski, Chloey Dobaczewski, and Carley Dobaczewski of Wauseon, OH.

A viewing will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at the Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV.

Becky's body will be taken to the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home at 501 Conant Street, Maumee, OH. A viewing will take place Friday Evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 10:00AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church located at 6149 Hill Ave, Toledo, OH. Burial will follow the mass at the Highland Memory Gardens 8308 S. River Road, Waterville, OH 43566.

The family would like to thank the Staff of Brown Funeral Home, Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Highland Memory Gardens, Hospice of the Panhandle, and the doctors and nurses of Winchester Medical Center.

Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com

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Bonnie L (Morse) Dumas

Bonnie L. Dumas (Morse), 79, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by loved ones, on November 19, 2019. Bonnie was born to Ray and Jewel Morse on November 10, 1940. She grew up in Toledo and graduated from Libbey High School. Bonnie met her husband Thomas in 1957 and they were married on the 4th of July, 1959. Their love created firecrackers and their spark never quit.

Bonnie enjoyed old western T.V. shows, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, romantic novels and playing cards but her most beloved adventure was her marriage and life with her loving husband Tom.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and grandchildren, Eric and Hannah Dumas. She is survived by and will be forever missed by her husband, Thomas; children, Michael Dumas, Daniel (Susan) Dumas, Kathleen (Rickey) Cousino, and Patricia (James) Williams; grandchildren, Aaron, Amber (Josh), Nicole (Jake), MacKenzie, Angelique (Jeremy), Rickey (Sarah), Samantha (Shane), Corine, Allison (Zach); and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Sandra Fink, Patricia (Jerry) Reed, and Carol (Tom) Gerry.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 22nd, at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, Ohio from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a scripture beginning at 7:00 p.m. Funeral prayers will begin at the funeral home Saturday at 9:00 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m., with burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

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Mr. Carnell Gray, Sr.

Mr. Gray, Sr., 70, passed Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center. He was a graduate of the Jesup W. Scott High School and was a supervisor for the Daimler Chrysler Jeep Corporation.

He is survived by son, Carnell Gray, Jr.; daughters, Tina M. (Tyrone) Gray-Harkins and Shonda L. Gray and 2 grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 4:00 p.m. Family Hour/Wake.

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Donald G. Grodi

Donald G. Grodi, 76, is finally at peace after a long struggle. He passed Wednesday, November 13, 2019, with his family by his side. Don was born in Toledo, OH, August 23, 1943, to parents Leo and Myrtle (Dorsha) Grodi.

He was employed with General Motors for more than 35 years, retiring in 2000. Don was proud to have served with the Army National Guard. He was a firefighter with the Sylvania Township Fire Department for 17 years, where he attained the rank of Captain. Don was a Charter Member of the Sylvania Moose Lodge. He was an avid fisherman and bowler, rolling two 300 games. Don especially enjoyed vacationing at Fort Myers Beach and Drummond Island.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sharon (Vineyard) Grodi; daughter, Kelly (Andy) Sporleder; son, Ken (Kelly) Grodi; grandchildren, Brandon (Jen), Kendra, Kelsey, and Keith; great-grandchildren, Addelyn and Johnny; and brother, Leroy "Babe" Grodi. Don was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Kyle Sporleder; sister, Phyllis Glase; brothers, Leo Jr. "June" and Lee "Bud" Grodi; and beloved dog, Betsy.

Friends are invited to gather to celebrate Don's life at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, on Sunday, November 24, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., where the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Sylvania Township Fire Department will perform a service at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the donor's choice of a hospice or charity organization would be appreciated.

Family and friends are encouraged to view Don's tribute video or offer condolences at

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Leroy H. Harris

Leroy H. Harris, 87, passed away on November 18, 2019 in Ebeid Hospice. He was born in Toledo on August 24, 1932 to Sylvia and Clinton Harris. He Married Martha Ellis on January 2, 1954. Prior to his retirement in 1995 he was employed as a plumber pipefitter for Johnson Controls. After he retired he worked part-time for BP Oil Refinery. Everyone who knew him knew that he was a jack of all trades, if something was broken he could fix it. Leroy will be remembered as a very generous, kind, thoughtful, man with a keen sense of humor.

He is survived by his loving children, Tom Harris, Becky Berkel (Bob), Laurie (Harold) Solomon; grandchildren, Ashley (Tim) Nidek, Casey Berkel, Joshua Solomon (Brooke), Curt (Kristi) Solomon, Jessica (Brandon) Cortez and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and his brother, Alvie.

His family wishes to extend special thanks to the Parkliffe Community for the excellent, compassionate care that he received.

Friends will be invited after 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave. where funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Alzheimer's Association. To send his family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

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Shirley Ann Howard

Howard, Shirley Ann, age 67 years, of Holland, OH, passed away November 16, 2019. House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Louise M. Hughes

Louise M. "Grandma Cookie" Hughes, age 93, of Toledo, Ohio passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019. She was born May 25, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Guy and Audra Starkey. Louise was kind, caring, very talented, and hardworking. In her early years, as a stay at home mom, Louise worked as a seamstress, eventually making her daughters' wedding dresses and cakes. Later in life Louise served as the secretary for Fairgreen Presbyterian Church for 28 years and was a devoted member for many years. During her time at the church she built a reputation for her delicious cakes, cookies, tapioca pudding and fudge. Louise was also an avid Cleveland Indian's fan.

Left to cherish Louise's memory are her daughters, Linda Poe, Marsha Rarick, and Sharon (Dave) Domschot; 7 grandchildren, Oscar Jack Martinez, Anna L. Martinez, Tomas J. Martinez, Marcos A. Martinez, Nick J. Domschot, Jennifer L. (Anthony) Miracola and Mark D. (Adrien) Domschot; 13 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. Preceding Louise in death was her loving husband, Jack Hughes; siblings, Joan Ustaszewski, Ordell "Bud" Starkey, and Jim Starkey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Fairgreen Presbyterian Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be Friday, November 22, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 West Laskey. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, at Fairgreen Presbyterian Church, 3220 West Laskey Rd. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

Ralph H. Johnson

Ralph H. Johnson, an Ottawa Hills resident for 40 years, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019, in Birmingham, Michigan, after a brief illness. He was 89.

He was born on September 3, 1930, in Virginia, Minnesota, and grew up on the Iron Range. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate in mass communications from the University of Wisconsin. He served for many years as the Blade editorial director, and received numerous awards for his writing. His friends affectionately referred to him as "Dr. J".

Ralph was a lifelong scholar, always learning and traveling the world. Among his interests were music, travel and literature. He amassed a collection of more than 5,000 books, many of which he donated to the Toledo Public Library. Passionate about history and politics, he and his wife were founding members of the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Committee. A news article detailing his life and many accomplishments may be found in Sunday's edition of the Blade or at toledoblade.com.

Ralph is survived by his daughter, Zora (Eric) Mikesell of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, two grandsons and many nieces and nephews. He enjoyed many vacations with his son and his daughter's family. He was never happier than when he could spend time with his grandsons, who were his pride and joy. He was proceeded in death by his wife of 40 years, Kathryn Johnson, in 2002; son, Eric Johnson, in 2014, and his parents.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Collingwood Presbyterian Church, 2108 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo. The family suggests tributes to the Toledo Symphony or Metroparks Toledo. Arrangements are being handled by Walker Funeral Home, Sylvania (419-841-2422).

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Anna J. Keller

On November 19, two weeks short of her 96th birthday, Anna Julia (Vegh) Keller passed away after a brief illness. Anna was preceded in death by her husband George in April of 2019. Anna is survived by her four sons, George (Anita), Eric (Kathleen), Jon (Alice) and Robert (Christine), fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Born in 1923 to Hungarian immigrant parents, Anna was the youngest of seven children. She was raised in the thriving Hungarian community of Birmingham, East Toledo, and maintained a life-long pride in her Hungarian heritage.

Anna graduated from St. Stephen's Catholic elementary school and was a 1941 graduate of Notre Dame Academy. After high school she completed nurses training at St. Vincent's Hospital, graduating in January of 1945. Anna enlisted in the United States Army after nurses training in order to help with the WW2 effort. Later that year she was on a boat heading overseas when the war ended. She returned to finish her service stateside where she was honorably discharged. By 1950 Anna was working in the VA Hospital near Santa Monica, California when she and a friend decided to re-enlist in the Army to help in the Korean Conflict. For the next three years Anna was stationed in Tokyo, Japan where she cared for wounded servicemen.

Anna returned to Toledo after the war, and was working as a factory nurse at Doehler-Jarvis Plant 1 when she met George. The two were married on August 11, 1956 and enjoyed 62 years of marriage together. Anna and George moved to Swanton, Ohio where they raised their four sons through high school and college. Afterwards she was able to relax and take up hobbies like bowling, stained glass, embroidery, baking, and traveling. Anna was a world traveler who visited Japan, South America, each of the fifty states, and parts of Europe. Anna loved music, reading, learning, baking, and her Catholic faith. She loved to learn about other people, where they came from, their culture, their languages, and their ethnic heritage. Later in life Anna truly enjoyed the role of grandmother. She loved to care for her grandchildren, spending as much time with them as she could. She will be greatly missed.

Family and Friends will be received on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Stephens Catholic Church, 1880 Genesee St., Toledo. Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Living Hospice. Online Condolences may be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Janette Laura D. Lutz

Lutz, Janette Laura D., age 89 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away November 19, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Barbara L. Markley

Barbara L. Markley, 75, of Martin, died in the morning on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Mercy-St. Charles Hospital in Oregon. She was born May 12, 1944, on the family farm in Martin to Wilbur H. and Lucille E. (Emmerich) Markley. Barb retired as a secretary working at Cimarron Trucking in Genoa. She was a very active member of Zion United Methodist Church in Elliston, having been a past trustee and Sunday School teacher; she sang in the choir and was the children's Christmas program coordinator for 12 years as well as being involved with the children's activities. Barb was also an active member of the Friendly Center of Toledo, a board member and secretary for the Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union, SCRAP board member and past secretary and a board member of "Friends of Camp Sabroske." One of her favorite activities was being very involved in the Genoa Civic Theatre.

Barbara is survived by her brother, Wendell (Janice) Markley of Martin; nephew, Carl (Brianne) Markley of Martin; niece, Emily (A.J.) Tan of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and great nieces, Meghan, Norah and Jinelle Markley. Her parents preceded her in death.

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2019, at Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St. Genoa. The funeral service will be conducted 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Zion United Methodist Church in Elliston with interment to follow in Elliston Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Barb may be given to Zion United Methodist Church, 18045 W. William St., Graytown, OH 43432. Online condolences may be shared at www.walkerfunerahomes.com.

Harry L. Miller

Miller, Harry L., age 77 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away November 19, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

L.E. Montgomery

L. E. Montgomery, age 90, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2019 in her home surrounded by family and friends.

She was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Floyd Smith, Jr. While at Calvary she was a Sunday school attender, served on the Nurses Board and with the Missions.

She accepted a position as a Nurse's Aide at the Darlington House; later retiring from St. Vincent Hospital. L. E. took a part-time position with the Toledo Hospital and worked for a private nursing organization until 1999.

She leaves to carry on her legacy and memory sons, Robert, Dennis (Sandra), Roy and Stan; daughter Darlene Chandler, all of Toledo, OH; sisters Elreen Martin of Wesson, MS, Tomia Chism of Brookhaven, MS; six grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, her children's father, son Troy Montgomery, four brothers and a sister Margaret Hilliard.

Wake service will be Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. followed by funeral service 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, pastor Floyd Smith Jr, officiant, interment Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangement entrusted to Dale-Riggs Funeral Home.

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Uriah Veander Dewayne Nelson

Nelson, Uriah Veander Dewayne, age 46 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 6, 2019. House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Raymond (Ray) L. Regent

Raymond (Ray) L. Regent, 53, of Waterville, Ohio, beloved husband, father, brother and friend, went home to be with the Lord on November 19, 2019. He was born August 20, 1966, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Robert John Regent and Lavone Mae Regent-Elgin. He was a Radiologic Technologist at St. Charles Mercy Hospital and was loved by his coworkers and patients alike, known around the Radiology Department as "Ray Ray". Ray enjoyed football, Nascar and working to restore his 1979 Anniversary Edition Trans Am Pace Car. He gained his love of racing working alongside his best friends on the 2X race car for many years and his friends could always count on "Buddy Ray" for a good laugh with his unique, cut up sense of humor.

He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Rhonda (Roni); stepson and daughter-in-law, Joseph N and Jamie Bello; son, Brandon M. Regent; granddaughter Mackenzie and grandson Max; brother and sister-in-law, Robert E. and Marisa Regent; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Michael J. Regent.

There will be a visitation with the family on Friday November 22, 2019 starting at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 104 W Broadway St. Maumee followed by a Funeral Mass beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Ray's family would then be honored to have everyone join them in the St. Joseph Family Center for a luncheon and celebration of Ray's life. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to either PanCan (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network) or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Edith E. Ringer

Ringer, Edith E., age 104 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away November 19, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Mrs. Trudy Arlean Walker

Mrs. Walker, 68, passed Monday, November 18, 2019, in her home. She was a 1968 graduate of the Morrison R. Waite High School and was a technician for Ohio Bell 20 years prior to retirement. She is survived by husband, Thomas L. Walker, Jr.; daughters, Dorian Tennyson and Tommekia S. Walker; son, Anthony E. Walker; grandson, Dominique M. Walker and sister, Robbin Tennyson.

A Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019, at the Macedonia M. B. Church, 1501 S. Cove Boulevard, Toledo, OH 43606. where Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019, preceded by a 9 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. The Reverend Clifford L. Mayes, Pastor.

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Dr. Peter White, M.D.

Dr. Peter White, a professor emeritus at the former Medical College of Ohio and one of the first physicians to join the fledgling medical school's faculty in the late 1960's, passed away on November 16, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio on River Road in Perrysburg. He was 89 years old.

Peter was born to Allen Hunter White and Caroline Crouter White on June 12, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up in St. Davids, PA, graduating from Haverford School in 1947. He was a 1951 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale University. Peter married Polly S. Myers on June 13, 1953. He graduated from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1955 and did his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in internal medicine. Peter served as Chief Medical Resident in 1959.

Peter enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1960 serving 2 1/2 years as a medical doctor with the rank of Captain at Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska. In 1962 Peter returned to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a Hematology Fellow and then joined the staff as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Hematology. In August of 1969 Peter became one of the early MCO faculty members who were recruited from established institutions to create a medical school for northwest Ohio. He joined MCO one week before the start of classes for MCO's first entering medical students as Deputy Chairman of the Department of Medicine. He also established the Division of Hematology.

A strong advocate for the Department of Medicine, Dr. White helped to develop the department's basic research, clinical, and residency training programs as well as recruit area physicians to serve as volunteer faculty members. He also helped develop and implement the medical college's three-year medical curriculum that was used to teach medical students in the 1970's.

He served under the administrations of every MCO president and had a huge impact on the medical school as a clinician, educator and scientist. He taught and mentored hundreds of medical students and residents; provided care to thousands of patients; published groundbreaking research; and served on numerous medical school committees.

He was chief of the medical staff of the MCO Hospital in 1975, and again in the 1990's, he provided administrative leadership for MCO's Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program that worked to increase the number of primary care and other health practitioners in medically underserved areas.

Dr White left MCO in 1977 after being recruited to become Professor and Chief of Medicine at Presbyterian University in Philadelphia, but returned to MCO in 1985. He retired in 2004.

He was one of the four editors of the book, "A Community of Scholars: Recollections Of The Early Years Of The Medical College of Ohio," published in 2011. He wrote the publication's introduction, an 11- page personal perspective on the challenges MCO faced from 1969 to 1977, and also histories of two other MCO academic departments--Pharmacology and Neurology. He served as interim Chairman of the Department of Neurology from 1987 to 1989.

"He was the driving force behind the book and worked unflinchingly throughout the long process of gathering and editing faculty manuscripts, fact checking, gathering and selecting photographs, writing captions for the photos and proofreading," said James Winkler, a retired MCO administrator and one of the book's other editors. "He was a wonderful writer, had an encyclopedic knowledge of the early days at MCO, and was a joy to work with."

During his time at MCO, research slowly and gradually became a larger focus of the school. His research interests focused on heme, a compound found in blood cells, and his efforts advanced the understanding of blood cell biology. He served as an officer of the Ann Arbor-Detroit-East Lansing chapter of the American Federation for Clinical Research that also included Toledo, where research papers were presented.

In retirement, Dr. White continued to teach medical students in small-group teaching sessions and attended the dinner celebrating MCO's 50th anniversary in 2014.

He was recipient of several Golden Apple teaching awards given by graduating medical students. In 2005 the Department of Medicine residency training program established an award in his name for scholastic excellence by resident physicians, The Peter White Award for Excellence in Scholarly Activity.

He was a recipient of the prestigious MCO Faculty Club Award 2000/2001.

In his spare time, Peter enjoyed watercolors, bird watching, fishing and spending time with his family. He was a member of Carranor Hunt & Polo Club, The Toledo Naturalists' Association, the Toledo Artists Association, Cognoscenti Book Club and St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Perrysburg. Peter and Polly lived for forty years in Perrysburg. They relocated to Ohio Living Swan Creek Retirement Community in 2018.

Peter is survived by his wife of 66 years Polly S. White as well as 4 children, Katharine W. and her husband William O'Donnell of Santa Barbara, CA, Peter White, Jr. M.D. and his wife Susan of Springfield, IL, Jennifer W. Cordivari and her husband Robert of Elverson, PA and Jeffrey H. White and his wife Ginger of Hinsdale, IL. Peter is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Matthew (Maggie), Emily (Owen Britton) and Caitlin O'Donnell, Allyson, Ross and Caroline White, Trevor and Braden Cordivari, and Mariel (Jake McCarter), Abby and Hunter White as well as one great grandchild, Taran M. O'Donnell.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary St. Perrysburg, OH. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Condolences may be made to the family online at:

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Thomas Charles Yackee

Thomas Charles Yackee, age 90, of Wauseon, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, November 17, 2019 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 13, 1929 in Wauseon to the late Julius Frederick and Helen Henrietta (Stiriz) Yackee. He attended Wauseon High School and served honorably in the Marine Corp. from 1946 until 1949 and the Marine Corp. Reserve from 1949 until 1951. He married Frances Leona Grisier on October 04, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wauseon, Ohio and she preceded him in death on January 10, 2010. Tom was a lifelong farmer until his passing and a Tool and Die Journeyman, retiring from ACCOBabcock (American Chain and Cable) after 44 years of service. Tom was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Wauseon, where he was baptised, confirmed, and married.

Surviving Tom are his children, Cecilia (Steve) Nartker, of Napoleon, Ohio, Pete (Liz) Yackee, of Wauseon, Ohio, Rex (Liz Taylor) Yackee, Ennis, Texas and Tim (Grace) Yackee, of Perrysburg, Ohio; son-in-law, Shawn O'Neil, of Wauseon, Ohio. Tom and Frances loved their numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great grand-daughter. Brother, Jarol (Carolyn) Yackee, of Wauseon, Ohio. Sister, Carol (Bob) Roth, of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Teresa "Terri" O'Neil; grand-daughter, Rachel Yackee; sister, Jane Oberhaus and a brother, Bill Yackee.

Friends may call for a time of visitation with the Yackee family 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wauseon, Ohio. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2019 in Trinity Lutheran Chruch, Wauseon, Ohio. Rev. Roger Marlow will officiate. Interment will follow in Wauseon Union Cemetery. Fellowship luncheon will follow the interment in Trinity Lutheran Church, Wauseon, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, Wauseon, Ohio or CHP Hospice (Angel Foundation). Online condolences may be given at:

www.grisierfh.com

November 20, 2019

Susan Barth

Susan Barth, 70, of Lambertville, MI, died Monday, November 18, 2019, at the Toledo Hospital. Born November 21, 1948, in Kenton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Elmer and Esther (Wolford) Alter.

She was a 1966 graduate of Riverdale High School in Mt. Blanchard, Ohio. Susan married Bruce Barth on July 17, 1971. She was employed as an Administrative Assistant with Bedford Public Schools. Susan loved her 5 grandchildren dearly and the time they time spent together.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and infant brother, David

Surviving are her loving husband of 48 years, Bruce; children, Christine (Ryan) Tarris and Dirk (Alaina) Barth; grandchildren, Brendan, Evan, Myra, Trace and Adelei; sisters, Joanne (Arden) Heckathorn, Roberta Stafford and Janice Dawson.

Visitation at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Road (at Jackman Rd.) Temperance, Michigan will begin on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Services on Friday will begin at 11:00am where she will lie in state at the Grant United Methodist Church, 7484 State Highway 53, Kenton, Ohio 43326 with services begining at 12:00 noon.

Interment will follow at Hueston Cemetery, Forest, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Connection 5577 Airport Highway #206 Toledo, OH 43615.

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Marshall Bellman

Marshall Lou Bellman, age 81, of Ottawa Hills, Ohio passed away November 16, 2019. Marshall was born in Toledo on April 10, 1938 to Louis and Marie Bellman. He lived most of his life in Toledo, graduating from both Ottawa Hills High School and the University of Miami, Florida where he was an active member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. He completed some graduate level work at the University of Toledo in both Law and Real Estate which lead to a career in commercial real estate and property management. He had no thoughts of retirement and worked up until his passing. He built and resided in his dream home next to his childhood home in Ottawa Hills. He was a loving husband and father and always prioritized spending time with his family and friends.

Marshall embraced life through active involvement in many recreational activities. He loved being on the water whether in power boats, sailboats, or windsurfing. While in Miami, he made several trips to Key West and Havana, Cuba in his boat. Flying was also a passion of his. He enjoyed flying private planes as a student pilot, then took up hot air ballooning several years later. As a hobby, later in life, he took up flying radio controlled airplanes, which he described as being much more difficult than it appeared, and with frequent mishaps. He was an active member of two flying clubs, Weak Signals and Flying Tigers.

He enjoyed both golf and skiing and would often travel to resorts across the U.S. for both activities. He was an active member of the Toledo Ski Club. He enjoyed cars and driving, especially driving his Porsche 911 on numerous race tracks. He participated in many Porsche parades and served as both Vice President and President of the Porsche Club of America, Maumee Valley Region. He also enjoyed driving two wheeled vehicles including motorcycles and scooters, which he rode as recently as several months ago. World travel was another passion of his and he was blessed to have had the opportunity to travel to many corners of the world. He remained very active throughout his life and even recently was playing volleyball two times per week and tennis weekly.

In addition to his many accomplishments, Marshall was a kind, quiet, and loving man with a good sense of humor. He never missed an opportunity for a practical joke. He was simultaneously sincere, wise and insightful. He wrote the following statement which captures the way he lived his life – appreciating the present. "Today is one of the happiest days of your life! Realize it, enjoy it, savor it!"

Marshall was predeceased by his loving parents Marie and Louis Bellman. He is survived by his wife Judy Bellman, daughters Beth and Roma Bellman, stepson Troy Wright, step grandchildren Lindsay and Branden Wright, and step great grandchild Kason Salvagni.

Visitation will be held at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM until the time of the memorial service at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Condolences may be left for the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Ronald Virgil Benecke

Benecke, Ronald Virgil, age 70 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away November 17, 2019. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

David F. Bost, Jr.

David F. Bost, Jr., age 55, of Fayette, Ohio passed away November 16, 2019. On November 30, 1996 he married Rosie Flores. He will be remembered by his 5 children and 4 grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, Ohio.

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Frances L. "Frankie" Campbell

Frances L. "Frankie" Campbell, age 70, of Perrysburg, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio - Toledo with her family by her side. She was born on March 3, 1949 to Walter and Margaret (Dickerson) Bird in Tecumseh, Michigan. Frankie was an Executive Secretary for nearly 40 years of her life - having worked mostly at the University of Toledo - College of Education and Owens Community College. She took care of others and put their needs before her own. Frankie loved hosting holiday dinners, cooking for others and the annual Christmas cookie get together. She will be remembered for being a strong-willed, independent woman and most importantly for the love she provided to others, she loved freely and completely.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Carrie Tackett and Jerry Campbell; grandchildren, Caitlynne Matthews, Caryse Tackett and Keimiya Black; great-grandchildren, Elijahu, Ejypt, Na'ima, Bear and Rory; 2 brothers; 4 sisters; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry A. Campbell; grandson-in-law, Xzavier Matthews and 3 sisters.

The family will receive guests on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 1-4:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300).

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Gloria Carswell

Gloria "Glo" Carswell ,73, passed on Nov. 13, 2019. She leaves her only child, Sherlon; grandchildren, Taye (Jasmine) Carswell, and Marcus Ledelll; sister, Arlena Childs. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 21 from 7-9 p.m. at The House of Day; Funeral services will be Friday, November 22 at 11:00 a.m, 10:00 a.m. Wake at Greater St. Mary's B.C.

David C. Coe

Coe, David C., age 67 years, of Rudolph, OH, passed away November 17, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Ruby "Erlene" Weck Colcord

Weck Colcord, Ruby “Erlene”, age 95 years, of North Baltimore, OH, passed away November 16, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Jennifer “Jennie” (Klawitter) Corbine

Corbine, Jennifer “Jennie” (Klawitter) age 47 years, of Erie, MI, passed away November 17, 2019. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Peggy Damrauer

Peggy Damrauer, age 90, died on November 18, at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania after a long illness. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on September 9, 1929 to William and Sadie Aiduss. She was a long-time member of Congregation B'nai Israel, and very active in their Sisterhood.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin; children Gary (Ilene), Tom (Diane), Carol (Jack), 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Private services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Arrangements by the Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home. (419)535-5840

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Denise Rose (Fuller) Davis

Denise Rose Davis, age 65, of Delta, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Monday morning, November 18, 2019, at Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born August 1, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio to Willis and Pauline (Allen) Fuller. Denise was a 1972 graduate of Swanton High School and later married Harold Russell Davis. Harold preceded her in death on September 23, 2002.

Denise was a homemaker raising four wonderful children. She was a self taught and very talented crafter. She enjoyed attending and entering her work in craft shows, crocheting, playing the piano, loved hummingbirds and camping; especially during the Fulton County Fair. Most of all, she simply adored and spending time with her four beautiful grandchildren.

Denise will be greatly missed by her daughters, Kimberly (Charles) Snyder, Kelly (Shawn) Moden and Karen (Jordan) Brown; her son, Kevin Davis; grandchildren, Spencer, Elijah, Madison and Jacob; brothers, Marvin (Phyllis) Fuller and Robert Fuller (Helen Dvorak); as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Harold, Denise was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Howard (Ginny) Fuller.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, November 21st from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton (419.826.2631). Services celebrating her life will be held Friday, November 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home, with Rev. Scott Kirsch officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.weigelfuneralhomes.com

Janette Laura DeSmith Lutz

DeSmith Lutz, Janette Laura, age 89 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away November 19, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Richard Dunston

Richard Emerson Dunston, 68, departed this life Nov. 12, 2019. Survived by loving wife, Almeda; daughters, Tiffany Dunston and Carlene (Corey) Dunston-Harris; granddaughters, Jada & Jordin Harris, and a host of family & friends. Visitation is Thursday 4-6 p.m. Funeral services are Friday beginning at 10 a.m. All services are at the House of Day.

Milton Ethridge

Ethridge, Milton, age 89 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 17, 2019. House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Stanley L. “Pat” Frey

Frey, Stanley L. “Pat”, age 91 years, of Archbold, OH passed away November 17, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Patricia Ellen Garrett

Patricia Ellen Garrett, age 86, of Ocala, FLA, formerly of Toledo, died November 14, 2019 at Brookdale Canopy Oaks Retirement Home in Ocala, FL where she was a resident. Patricia was born August 8, 1933 in Weston, Ohio to the late James and Mildred Baker.

She is lovingly survived by her sons, Jeff (Vicki) Blake of Toledo, OH; Dan (Lisa) Blake of Dunnellon, FL; sister, Florence Crago of Colorado; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Patricia was also preceded in death by son, Matthew Blake; daughter, Jennifer Miller; sister, Joanne Coyle brother; Walter Baker, husbands Alan Blake, and Richard Garrett.

There will be a celebration of life memorial service on December 5th at 11am at First Baptist Church at 20831 Powell Road, Dunnellon, FLA 34431. All flowers and donations in care of First Baptist Church.

Robert J. "Fish" Gazarek

Robert J. "Fish" Gazarek, 74, of North Baltimore, passed away at 2:30 A.M. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at his residence. He was born on January 12, 1945 in Detroit, MI to the late Frank J. and Marian (Stefanka) Maco.

He married Patti Gazarek and she survives. Fish is also survived by his sons, Tony Gazarek of Naples, FL, and Randy (Amber) Gazarek of Lambertville, MI; his brothers, Joe Gazarek, John Gazarek, and Tom Gazarek, all of North Baltimore; his grandchildren, Justin Gazarek, Haley (Tim) Sunshine, and Brody Gazarek; his great-grandchildren, Carmen Gazarek, and Cali Sunshine (due in December) and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his adoptive father, Joseph Gazarek; and his sisters, Carol Gazarek, and Joanne Britton.

Fish was a U.S. Army Veteran, and was a lifetime member of the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. He retired from Crestline Paving and Excavating in Toledo, and was a member of the Operator's Local 18.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 22, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church, North Baltimore, with Father Art Niewiadomski, Celebrant. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore, where full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 21 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where the Rosary will be said at 7:30 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com

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Milo G. Good

Good, Milo G., age 64 years, of West Unity, OH, passed away November 17, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Jane E. Hart

Jane Elouise Hart, age 87, of Toledo, passed away on November 17, 2019 surrounded by her family in her home. Jane was born October 23, 1932 in Sandusky, OH to James and Cyrena (Phillips) Humphreys. She was employed with Honey Baked Hams. She collected frog themed items and enjoyed listening to music.

In addition to her parents, Jane was also preceded in death by her son, Timothy Smith and great-granddaughter, Taressa Washington. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Lloyd Hart, children; Patrick Smith, Vickie (Lupe) Blanco, Sherry (Kelvin) Pratt and Bobbie Hart; grandchildren; Patrick Jr., Lupe III, Danielle, Samantha, Cyrena, Sydney, Sumer and Preston, and four great grandchildren.

The family will receive guests on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 2 - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home followed by burial at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Sandra Sue (McNutt) Johnson

Sandra Sue (McNutt) Johnson, 78, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019, at UTMC. Sandra was born in Richmond, IN, on May 26, 1941 to Paul and Evelyn McNutt. She graduated from Libbey High School in 1959. Sandra worked at the Foodtown Administration Offices as a secretary. She married Michael Johnson, Sr. in 1982 and enjoyed 37 years of marriage. Sandra loved spending time up north in Alpena, MI on their 20 acres with family and close friends. She loved spending time with her family, going to casinos in Ohio and Michigan, singing in the church choir, and spending time with her dog, Cindy, until her recent death.

Sandra was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church for over 70+ years, where she taught Sunday School, was on church council, and sang in the church choir for many years.

Sandra is survived by her loving husband Mike; children Laurie Wielinski, Michael (Vickie) Johnson, Jr., Brian (Shannon) Johnson, Kathy Johnson and Elizabeth Helton; grandchildren Brianna Wielinski, Marissa, Zita, Ann, Marie, Kagen, Nick, Ashley and Aaron; half- sister Sue (Russell) Engelhardt and family; also great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving friends dear to her heart.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; son Greg; grandson Kyle; brother Jack and numerous relatives and friends dear to her heart.

Visitation will be held at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, on Thursday, November 21st, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Toledo Memorial Park.

Donations may be given to Bethel Lutheran Church or to the family to help with funeral expenses.

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Roland “Joe” Josephson

Josephson, Roland “Joe,” age 101 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away November 17, 2019. Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Oak Harbor Chapel. As published in The Blade

Sharon Kelley-Gaylord

Sharon Kelley-Gaylord of Hillsdale, Michigan, passed away at 78 years of age on November 16, 2019, at Hospice of NWO.

She is survived by her children; Scott (Marisa) Kelley, Diann (Kevin) Welch, Lynn (Bob) Moeller, Brian (Catherine) Kelley; her stepchildren, Darren Gaylord, Kevin (Lori Chamberlain) Gaylord, and Eric (Tiffany) Gaylord; and grandchildren, Shayla, Owen, Brandon, Kelsi, Allie, Courtney, Nicole, Emily, Kaitlyn, Sloan, Brynn, Nick, Paige, Claudia and Ethan.

Sharon was born on September 28, 1941, in Toledo, Ohio. She was a Scott High School Graduate and later graduated from The Toledo Hospital School of Nursing. She had a 36-year career in caring for others and touched the lives of many patients and families. At age 58, she retired from The Toledo Hospital as a Supervisor of a Medical Surgical Unit. She loved her "5 South Family" and cherished the friendships she made through her 36 year career at Toledo Hospital.

During retirement, she and her late husband, Jimmy "Jimbo" Gaylord, enjoyed traveling out West during the winter months, visiting a variety of casinos and meeting up with friends they had made over the years. They spent the summer months at the place they loved the most, their home on Cub Lake.

Her biggest passion in life was her family and friends. She loved to entertain at her home and was well known for her passion for cooking. She was often found in the kitchen, making sure all who walked through her door were well fed. Her fondest memories were watching her grandchildren grow up at the lake. She would sit on the deck, watching them fish, catching turtles and frogs, swimming, and laughing around the campfire. Her eyes would light up the room when her grandchildren and friends would come to visit; nothing made her happier than her family.

She amazed us all with her strength and zest for life, which carried her through a nine-year battle with cancer. She was our "Tough Cookie" and truly an inspiration to others.

In honor of her wishes, love for Cub Lake and the 4th of July celebration with her friends and family each year, there will be a "Celebration of Life" held at her home on July 2, 2020. Further details to be announced.

We would like to acknowledge her "Cub Lake Family" for their friendship and compassion, especially her neighbors, Bob and Carol.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Hockey Fights Cancer, P.O. Box 5037 New York, NY 10185, or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

www.toledocremation.com

Edwin Louis Kleinfelter

Edwin Louis Kleinfelter, 61, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at his home.

Ed was born on January 5, 1958 in Fort Knox, Kentucky to Edward and Henrietta (Vavrik) Kleinfelter. He graduated from Perrysburg High School and Penta County Vocational School in 1977. Ed worked very hard throughout his life. He was employed at Kern Liebers in Holland, Ohio for over 27 years and most recently at Hearthside Food Solutions in McComb, Ohio. Ed loved collecting vintage license plates, oil cans, and going to car shows. He was a member of the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA) and was considered an authority on Ohio license plates and was well-known throughout Ohio. He was very proud of his 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne and enjoyed cruising and showing it at many of the car shows in the area. He was also a truly devoted family man who loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and remained in close contact with all of his siblings. All of his family will miss his frequent phone calls to check-in and see how we are doing.

Ed is survived by his loving children, his son Justin (Laura) Kleinfelter of Napoleon, Ohio and daughter, Amanda Kleinfelter of Delta, Ohio. He was the very proud grandfather to Bryce, Annaliese, Jeffery, and Melanie. Also surviving are his siblings, Edee (Rodney) Proshek, Joyce (Fritz) Goeckerman, Patricia Bunde, Thomas (Lindy) Kleinfelter, Paula (Mark Joehlin) Kleinfelter, Ronald (Amy) Kleinfelter, and Heidi (Andrew) Beier and brother-in-law, Mike Wells. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Karen Wells, brother, Daniel Kleinfelter, and brother-in-law, Jeff Bunde.

Friends will be received at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 (419-874-3133) on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Friday, November 22 at the funeral home starting at 9:30 A.M. with a funeral service beginning at 10:30 A.M., with Father Thomas Leyland officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. Meigs Union Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the St. Jude's Research Hospital, The American Heart Association, or a charity of the donor's choice.

To share memories and condolences with Ed's family please visit our website: www.witzlershank.com

Finally, Ed's last wish would be that everyone keeps in mind to be kind and love each other, because as he often would say "you never know…"

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William Kline III

Kline, III, William, age 63 years, of Stow, OH, passed away November 16, 2019. Hoeflinger-Shank Funeral Home, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

Robert “Bob” H. Lorenz

Lorenz, Robert “Bob” H., age 95 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away November 19, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Grace E. Lynn

Grace E. Lynn, 93, passed away November 19, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice Residence.

Grace is survived by her daughters, Sandy Surface and Debbie (Bob) Cassiere; grandaughters, Kelsey, Julie, Lindsey and Kylee; 5 great grandchildren; sister, Connie Willard and brother, Robert (Vicki) Courtright. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank W. Lynn.

Visitation will be held at the Reeb Funeral Home on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 5 p.m until 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 22 at 11 a.m. at Whiteford Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to Ebeid Hospice Residence. On-line condolences may be given to

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Bonnie Jean Milano

Bonnie Jean Milano, age 53, of Luna Pier, MI, passed away November 18, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 11, 1966 in Toledo, Ohio to Ambrose Joseph Lajiness and Sharon (Montrie) Lajiness. Bonnie was a graduate of Mason High School and Monroe Community College. She was a wonderful homemaker who took pride in her cooking and gardening, always keeping the home smelling of fresh flowers. A member of the Toledo Club, she loved to socialize with her numerous friends and played a mean game of Mahjong. Bonnie enjoyed lounging by the pool with her granddaughter and spending time with her family cheering on the Tigers and Lions, especially the tradition of going to the Thanksgiving day Lions Game.

Bonnie is survived by her mother, Sharon; daughters, Chanelle (James Thompson) Lajiness, Fauve (Erich Koerner) Lajiness; step-daughters, Angeline (David) Kowalski, and Stephanie Milano; grandchildren, Peyton Thompson, Faith Kowalski, Matthew Kowalski, Madeline Merryman, Evan Merryman, and Alex Merryman; sisters, Danine (John) Polosky, Lori (Manuel) Billegas, and Brenda (Matthew) Mehki; and brothers, Brian (Pam) Lajiness, Craig (Lisa) Lajiness, and Eric (Jaime) Lajiness She was preceded in death by her father, Ambrose Lajiness; husband, Michael Milano; brother, Dale Lajiness; and granddaughter, Samantha Kowalski.

Visitation will be on Thursday, November 21 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 2-7 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. concluding with Recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 12 noon in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Erie, MI. Interment will be private in Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made Rogel Cancer Center, University of Michigan.

Please view and share condolences at

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Chester T. Przybysz

Chester T. Przybysz, age 81, of the Polish Village, passed away November 18, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at The Waterford at Levis Commons Perrysburg, OH. Chet was born August 31, 1938 in Toledo, to Chester M. and Irene (Benach) Przybysz. A 1956 graduate of Woodward High School, he worked over 41 years as a service man for Columbia Gas of Ohio, until retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Catholic War Veteran's Post 1675, The Polish Falcons Post 92, the Polish National Alliance Lodge 520, The Knights of Columbus St. Lawrence Council, The Commodore Club and the Ohio Theatre. Chet was a great father and grandfather and loved his family. He was very committed to his neighborhood and every organization he belonged to. Chet was one of those people who left a lasting impression with those who met him.

Surviving are his children, Stephen (Dawn) Przybysz, Corinne (Mark) Albright and Cheryl Horn; 4 grandchildren, Stephen Jr., Marcus, Nicole and Aaron; 7 great grandchildren, Savannah, Isabella, Leeah, Nadine, Matthew Camila and Ian; and nephew, Martin (Connie) Przybysz. Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Chester T. Przybysz Jr.; daughter Catherine Przybysz Young; brothers, George, and James.

Visitation will begin Thursday November 21, 2019 from 2 until 8 p.m. at the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, OH 419-475-5055. The Visitation will continue Friday November 22, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 11a.m. in St Adalbert Catholic Church where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. with Fr. Thomas Extejt presiding. The interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery.

www.urbanskifuneralhome.com

Janet C. Puffer

Puffer, Janet C., age 88 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away Novembeer 17, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Kathy Lynn Scherbarth

Kathy Lynn Scherbarth, 70, of Millfield, passed away Saturday November 16, 2019 at her residence. She was born November 9, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Kathryn Jean Henley Scherbarth of Lancaster and the late Dr. R.E. Scherbarth.

She was a retired City Bus Driver for the Dallas Metro Bus Line. Kathy was greatly loved by her family and will be sadly missed.

Along with her mother, Kathy is survived by her loving sister, Karen S. (Dave Huge) Scherbarth of Millfield; brother Richard L. Scherbarth of Columbus; nieces and nephews.

It was Kathy's wish to be cremated, and no services will be observed at this time. Arrangements are by Souers Cardaras Funeral Home, 46 Fayette St., Nelsonville.

Donations in memory of Kathy Lynn Scherbarth may be made to the American Cancer Society of Central Ohio, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, Ohio 43017.

Please sign her online guestbook at www.cardaras.com

Maria Refugio Silva

Maria Refugio Silva, age 66, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at The University of Toledo Hospital. Maria was born in New Madrid, Missouri on October 30, 1953 to Concepcion Correa and Uvaldo Carrillo. Maria is survived by her living husband of 26 years, Andrew Silva; sons, Freddie (Shannon), Joseph (Irma Ruiz) and Francisco Gonzales; brothers, Guadalupe, Jose, Alex and Roberto Carrillo; grandchildren, Monique (Robert) Beltran, David, Andrew and Melissa Carrasco, Joseph and Mari Sol Gonzales, left behind 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Frieda Gonzales and brother, George Carrillo.

Shortly after her birth, Maria and her family moved to Hobbs, New Mexico where she spent most of her childhood. She enjoyed a plethora of sports, as well as participating on a softball league with her mother.

In 1986, Maria then moved to Toledo, Ohio where she met her husband, Andrew. She then pursued a career in management. She continued her career at Kay Jewelers, where she spent more than 15 years as a District Manager. Maria spent most of her days with her loving family, enjoying activities such as cooking, shopping, and playing bingo with her daughter-in-law, Sarah Gonzales. Most of all, she cherished the time she spent with her great grand babies.

Visitation will be at Coyle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1770 South Reynolds Rd, Toledo, Ohio 43614 on Friday, November 22nd from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 23rd, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at SS Peter and Paul Church, 728 S. St. Clair St, Toledo, Ohio 43609 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to SS Peter & Paul Church. Please view and sign our online "guest registry" at CoyleFuneralHome.com

Jean M. Stieb

Jean M. Stieb, 77, of Toledo, OH, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. She was born October 17, 1942 in Toledo, OH, to parents Raymond and Marie (Churchill) Wyant. Jean owned and operated the Top Treatment Team for more than 10 years, retiring in 1993. She was an accomplished skilled seamstress, an award-winning quilt maker, who enjoyed creating all types of crafts.

Jean is survived by her loving husband of more than 58 years, Richard "Rick" Stieb; daughter, Cheryl (Michael) Sa; sons, Douglas (Pamela) and Robert (Silvia) Stieb; grandchildren, Ricky, Taylor, Kaylee, Cody, Casey, Cassidy, Anthony, and Michaela; sisters, Phyllis Showler, Carol Parcell, Mary Wallace, and Patti Sanford. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Virginia Erbaugh.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH on Thursday, November 19, from 11:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service begins at 1:00 p.m.

Those wishing to offer memorials in Jean's memory are asked to consider, in lieu of flowers, tributes to the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 21301 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 302 PMB 226, Estero, Florida 33928.

Family and friends are encouraged to watch Jean's Video Tribute and offer condolences at

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H. Neal Troy

07/09/1928-09/08/2019

Lieutenant Colonel, H. Neal Troy, Active Army Reserve (retired), passed away at home in Franklin, Tennessee, at age 91 on September 8, 2019 following a brief, final battle with Lewy Body Dementia. A CD of his beloved Wesleyan Chorus, Monroe Street United Methodist Church, Toledo, Ohio, was playing. Neal was surrounded by his family, caregivers, hospice and his constant cat companion "Susie".

Neal was married for 53 years to Deliva "Dee" Neff Troy, who preceded him in death in 2007.

Also preceding in death were his parents, John Neal and Irma Northcross Morgan Troy, and sisters Virginia Anne Troy Brown (Larry) and infant sister Nancy Rogena Troy.

Neal was survived by children Paul K. Troy, Ellen Troy McNish (Kent), Timothy N. Troy (Gaylynn) and Jennifer Troy Papp (Chris). Grandchildren include Kevin K. McNish, Emily L. McNish, Laurel M. McNish, Olivia T. Papp, Benjamin P. Papp, 4 "bonus" grandchildren, 7 "bonus" great grandchildren, 10 nephews and nieces and a variety of family pets.

A proud, cadet graduate of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, Neal earned both BS and MS degrees in ceramic engineering. He was then deployed as an Infantry Officer during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953. Until just three years prior to his death, Neal had been traveling annually to Blacksburg to attend the cadet reunion and to march onto the field with the other cadets at the beginning of a football game.

Neal came to Toledo in 1953 to begin his professional career at LOF. He met Dee at a dance at the Toledo YMCA where he was staying in 1953. They were married one year later. Neal continued his career at Owens-Illinois from 1956 until his retirement in 1985. In 1966 OI asked him to start an Environmental Control Engineering group. Known in industry circles around the globe, he participated in the engineering of numerous air, water, nuclear, and chemical waste projects throughout his lifetime.

As Director of Environmental Control for Owens-Illinois he was the representative for Environmental Matters in business and trade organizations as well as representing OI's positions in federal, state, and local regulatory activities. Neal was chosen to represent industry in the consensus building and writing of the United States Federal Clean Water Act. Owens- Illinois holds multiple patents created by Neal during his long career there.

Neal and Dee were married downtown at Epworth United Methodist Church. They became members of Monroe Street United Methodist Church soon after where they remained members the rest of their lives.

Neal loved to sing, especially at church. He was a member of the Wesleyan Chorus and the Intergenerational Choir at Monroe St. UMC for decades. He loved to practice and perform in the many special services over the years. Especially, the Palm Sunday service each year.

Born on July 9, 1928, he was a product of his Iaeger, West Virginia roots. He was taught by his family and community that one should "Be responsible for your actions and words and in a manner that gains you honor." Though Neal lived in Toledo for over 60 years he was always a West Virginian. Neal loved John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads." In the days before he died, he could be heard singing along, "Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong. West Virginia, mountain mama, take me home, country roads."

Neal's cremains will be interred on November 25, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, Ohio next to his wife, Dee. Neal will be accorded full military honors at his interment. Immediately following, memorial services will be at Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH, at 11 a.m. Friends are invited to join the family at both locations.

Please direct any memorials to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Habitat for Humanity.

Ronald Ray “Bud” Trumbull

Trumbull, Ronald Ray “Bud”, age 79 years, of Weston, OH, passed away November 17, 2019. Hanneman Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Stephen Turner

Turner, Stephen, age 33 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 17, 2019. House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Rita Savilla (Wilmsen) Valley

Rita Savilla Valley (Wilmsen), 79, a resident of Oakleaf Village in Toledo, Ohio passed Thursday, November 14. Rita was born in 1939 in Pierre, South Dakota to Chester and Drusilla Wilmsen.

Rita is survived by son Wesley and his wife Stacey and their children Wesley and Paige, daughter-in-law Deb Valley as well as her sister, loving in-laws, nieces and nephews. Rita is preceded in death by her son Russell.

Always thinking of others, Rita has donated her body to the UT Medical Center.

M. Sue Vandenbroek

Vandenbroek, M. Sue, age 71 years, of Delta, OH, passed away November 15, 2019. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

Jerald E. “Jerry” Vollmar

Vollmar, Jerald E. “Jerry”, age 77 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away November 18, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Norma Belle Wagoner

Norma Belle Wagoner, age 91, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at her home. She was married to the love of her life and soul mate Charles Wagoner for 73 years. Together they were blessed with 5 daughters, Linda (Robert) Sching, Judith (Richard) Frey, and Rosemary (Ted) Czlapinski. Adopted daughter Karen (Ed) Griesinger. Proceeded in death by daughters Laura (Dan) Trczinski and daughter Charlotte. She had 12 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews. Many loving friends and neighbors.

Thank you to Beverly Pangle for being a great neighbor. A thank you to the staff of Ohio Living Hospice. Our caring nurse Sandy and our aide Lekesha.

There will be a memorial service Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at Christ the Word Church, 3100 Murd Rd. at Central, Sylvania, Ohio, 43560. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for the Shriners Hospital and St. Jude Hospital. Blanchard- Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH (419-269-1111).

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James Arlie Wells, Jr.

Wells, James Arlie Jr., age 70 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away November 18, 2019. Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Oak Harbor Chapel. As published in The Blade

James Patrick Whetsel

James P. Whetsel, 69, of Toledo, OH passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019. He was born June 21, 1950 to Arthur and Bonnie Whetsel. Jim proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He worked at Dupont from 1969, retiring in 2002. He had a love for Harleys, was always willing to help someone out, and made friends easily with anyone. Jim married Diane on October 22, 1984. He was a loving husband, father, and Papa – his family was his whole life.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and by his sister, Mary Hudson. He is survived by his loving wife, Diane; children, Mickey, Jamie (Kevin), Jacob (Dixie), Richard, and Jesseca; grandchildren, Gracie, Aleceia, and Kyle; sisters, Margie and Carol; and brother, Art.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 24, from 2-5 p.m. at the VFW Post 2898, 3925 West Alexis Rd., Toledo, OH 43623. Memorial donations may be made to the family. Arrangements by Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 419-476-9176. Memorial donations may be made to the family. Condolences can be shared at

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Ms. Ollie Mae Williams

Ms. Ollie Mae Williams departed this earthly life on November 16, 2019. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was born in Yazoo, Mississippi on May 11, 1924 to her mother Minnie Bowers. She migrated to Toledo, Ohio in the 1940's. She was a devote Christian who loved the Lord and enjoyed reading the Bible. She loved her family immensely. She was passionate about cooking and baking especially for family gatherings and holidays. The Lord blessed her to live 95 wonderful years. She was loved and will be missed dearly.

She leaves to cherish her life daughters, Dorothy Burgess and Gloria Williams; son Charles Williams; grandchildren, Marvin (Latoya) Burgess, Shurita Burgess, Shawn Burgess and Tyrone Burgess. Along with eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her son, Edward Williams; sister, Rose Jennings; son-in-law, Philip Burgess; and grandson, Dennis L. McGee.

The family will receive guests on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Newcomer – West Sylvania Chapel, Toledo, OH 43617 (419-392-9500) with Funeral Services beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Jacqueline Fay “Jackie” Winters Mulligan

Winters Mulligan, Jacqueline Fay “Jackie,” age 90 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away November 15, 2019. Crosser Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

James F. Wood

James F. Wood, 65, of Chicago, Illinois, formerly of Maumee, Ohio, passed away on November 13, 2019. Jim graduated from Toledo Central Catholic High School, class of 1972 and the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, class of 1977. Jim went on to work 40 years for Rite Aid Pharmacy.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Carol, daughters Jennifer (Mike) Wiesenhahn, Catherine, and his favorite granddaughter Mara. He is also survived by his sister Kathleen (Dan) Millwood, and brothers Michael (Mary Grace), John, and Daniel Wood along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Norma M. Wood. Jim loved to watch his girls play sports. He loved Notre Dame football, Doctor Pepper, bacon, and holiday candy because it was the freshest. Jim enjoyed shopping at Andersons and relaxing in his La-Z-Boy recliner. He loved his family vacations to Mohican State Park and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A service was held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois on November 17, 2019. The family requests that any memorial donations be made to Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 4300 N. Winchester Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60613

November 19, 2019

Lynne Adams

Lynne Adams, 69, of Toledo passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019. She was born in Detroit, MI to John E. and Elizabeth B. (Houghton) Adams on June 2, 1950. She married Dennis J. Loxton in July of 2010. She worked for Ohio Citizens Bank for years and then in sales for Bostwick Braun before retiring in 2005. She was a loyal volunteer for the Marathon Classic Golf Tournament and served as a Past Tournament Chairman. Lynne was a passionate Michigan Wolverine fan and loved to travel. She never fully unpacked her suitcase, just so she would be ready for the next trip. She loved spending time with family and friends; she especially enjoyed watching her great-niece, nephews', and grandsons' school events; whether it be sports or academics.

Lynne is survived by her loving sister, Kay (Ron) Gerken; niece, Heather Rahman (Bruce Little); great-nieces and nephews, Ryleigh Rahman, Kylie, Hunter, and Gabe Little; sons, Trevor J. (Laura) Loxton, Colin (Allen Clinger) Loxton; grandsons, Harry J. and Samuel J. Loxton; life-long best friend, Kathy Cuttaia; and furry companion, Chumley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis; parents, John and Elizabeth; brother, Robert Bruce Adams; and nephew, Eric John Gerken.

Friends will be received on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo (419-841-2422). Burial will be private at Michigan Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make contributions are asked to consider the Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd, Suite 102 PMB 609 Oceanside, CA 92057, which supports Veterans and their service dogs.

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Nancy Ann Berger

Nancy Ann Berger, age 89, of Sylvania, went home to the Lord on November 16, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. Nancy was born December 30, 1929 in Toledo to Clarence and Mary (Lahrmen) Sayen. Nancy was a member of St Joseph's Catholic Church in Sylvania and also belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Maumee. Nancy wintered in Florida for over 20 years. Nancy was an avid bridge player. She also enjoyed playing and watching golf. She will be greatly missed by friends and family.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Berger, her son, Mark Berger and her sister, Alice Sayen. She is survived by her children; Joel (Tracey) Berger, Polly (Terry) Kertesz, Eric (Sally) Berger, John (Kim) Berger, daughter-in-law, Pam Berger, grandchildren; Andy (Dawn) Berger, Beth (Chet) Breaux, Katie Berger, Nathaniel Berger, Dylan (Amanda) Berger, Amanda Stiffler, Nick Berger, Mitchell Berger and great-grandchildren, Arlo Berger and Asher Berger.

The family will receive guests Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Entombment will be private at Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Nancy's memory.

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Joan C. Cetnar

Joan C. Cetnar, 88, passed from this Earth on November 16, 2019 at SKLD Medical Residence in Toledo, OH. Born in Paterson, NJ on January 15, 1931, she was the daughter of Joseph W. and Mary A. Cunningham. Joan grew up in Pattersonville, NY. She graduated from Amsterdam High School, class of 1948, and went on to earn her secretarial degree in Toronto, Canada. On October 1, 1955, she was married to her husband, Raymond P. Cetnar. Ray predeceased her in November 2006.

Joan is survived by her loving children, Thomas and Laurie Cetnar of Broadalbin, NY; Mary Jo and Gerry Morrissey of Little Falls, NY; and Daniel and Susan Cetnar of Toledo, OH. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael Morrissey, Nathan Cetnar, Meghan Morrissey, Matthew Morrissey and his wife, Kate, Timothy Morrissey and his wife, Elyse, Rachel Cetnar and Jessica Foulds and her husband, Thomas. She also leaves her beloved great-grandchildren, Charlie Venuto, Mary Morrissey and Patrick Morrissey. Joan was predeceased by her brother, Peter J. Cunningham and grandson, Patrick R. Cetnar.

Arrangements have been entrusted to David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home (419)726-1583. Interment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 800 South Detroit Avenue, Toledo, OH 43609. Please share condolences at

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Debra Davis

Debra L. Davis "Debbie" 65, of Toledo, Ohio passed away peacefully in home on November 16, 2019 due to natural causes. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on December 24, 1953, to Irvin and Dolores Jastrzenski. She graduated from Woodward High School in 1972 and immediately began to grow her family. She married the love of her life, Michael Davis Sr., on June 19, 1980. Together they raised three beautiful children and Debra devoted her life to being a homemaker and caring for their family.

Debra spent her days doing what she loved, gardening and tending to her many house and garden plants. To say she had a green thumb, would be an understatement. She also loved to cook and bake, especially recreating dishes from her Polish roots. She never did quite get the hang of cooking for two and not ten. There wasn't a person who came to her home and didn't leave with a treat for later. She kept her home pristine as cleaning was a passion, never a chore. She spent her life serving others and opening her generous heart to anyone she came across, giving what she could in any circumstance and with a beautiful smile on her face. Any interaction with Debra began and ended with a loving hug and kind words. Even after meeting her, it would take only minutes into a conversation to feel as though you had known her for a lifetime.

Debra loved traveling with her husband, Mike, and their dear friends Paul and Kathy Peace throughout the United States and Canada on their BMW motorcycle. In her love for travel she visited forty eight of the fifty United States with Mike and found her favorite places to visit being in the Southwest United States, always collecting a magnet for her refrigerator to remember everywhere she went.

Debra will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death by her husband, Michael Davis Sr., parents, Irvin and Dolores Jastrzenski, Brother Irvin Jastrzenski Jr., Sister Sandra Cole, and lifelong friend Paul Peace. Debra's survivors, heartbroken at her loss, include daughters, Dawn (Chet) Pieper, Summer (Keith) Stewart and son, Michael (Heather) Davis Jr.; grandchildren, Hayley (Joseph) Baumgartner and great-grandchild Emmitt, Hunter (Megan), and Jordon Egbert, Raegen and Reese Stewart, Brynn, Weston, Wyatt, and Michael Davis III; her loving brother David Jastrzenski, and sisters Mary Jastrzenski and Laura Fahrner; as well as beloved friend, Kathy Hendry Peace. Debra is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, close friends and her faithful cat, Mookie.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Road on Wednesday, November 20, from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Funeral services will be celebrated on Thursday, November 21 in the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be private.

Please view and sign the online guest registry at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

Robert Clifford "Bob" Detlef

Robert Clifford "Bob" Detlef, 72, died Saturday, November 16, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 31, 1947, in Toledo. Bob worked in the automotive industry and was a member of the UAW and Teamsters.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Mary of 54 years; children, Princess Kimberly Detlef, Robert Charles (Beth) Detlef, and Bryan (Amy) Detlef; grandchildren, Joshua (Sheena) Detlef-Loveday, Christopher Detlef, Nathaniel Detlef, and Dakota Detlef; great-grandchildren, Dominic Devers and Beautiful Maya Detlef; sister, Valerie Shaver, brother, Donald (Rose) Detlef; sister-in-law, Laura Detlef; aunt, Janice (Christopher) Kohn and uncle, James Detlef. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dorothy (Betterly) Detlef and brother, John Detlef

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 12-4 p.m. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions can be made to the Donor's Choice.

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Mary E. Dultmeyer

Mary Dultmeyer, age 77, of Toledo, passed away on November 17, 2019. She was born on December 25, 1941 to Leo and Florence Frosch.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; son, James Jr.; granddaughter, Corey; and siblings, Lee, Bud, Dale, Dave, Chuck, Margaret, Jeanette, Marilyn and Carolyn. Surviving is her loving husband of 60 years, James; children, Theresa (Al), Mark (Cindy), and Mary; grandchildren, Eddie, Jaimie, Daniel, Michael, Erika, Jeff and Tyler; great grandchildren, Dylan, Anthony, Masin, Alyssa, Lydia, Ruger and Elizabeth; and many extended family and friends.

Family and friends may visit on Thursday from 2-8:00 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the mortuary with visitation beginning after 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be directed to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Brenda Sue Farnsworth

Farnsworth, Brenda Sue, age 61 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away November 15, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Lorely Hudson

Hudson, Lorely, age 78 years, of Sylvania, OH, passed away November 15, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Judith Irwin

Irwin, Judith, age 77 years, of Greensburg, PA, passed away November 17, 2019. Freck Funeral Chapel, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

Linda L. Isbell

Isbell, Linda L., age 88 years, of Oregon, OH, passed away November 17, 2019. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Dona Del Koser

Our beloved mother, Dona Del Yarger Koser, age 85, of Toledo, passed away November 14, 2019. She went to be with her Lord and Savior, son, Michael (who passed away when he was 7), husband, John Sr. and brother, Bob. Dona Del was born December 2, 1933 in Toledo to Clarence and Beatrice (Robinson) Yarger. She loved QVC and animals. She loved her family especially her children and grandchildren; she dedicated herself to being the family caretaker.

She is survived by her children, Vicki K. (Joe) Montgomery, John (Becky) Koser, Jr., Doug B. (Michelle) Koser and Mark F. (Tracey) Koser; 11 grandchildren, Dawn, Joe, Bekki, John III, Jessica, Rachel, Corey, Bryce, Abby, Justin and Katie; 21 great grandchildren; brothers, Kent (Rosemary) Yarger and Larry Yarger.

In accordance with Dona Del's wishes cremation has taken place and private services will be held.

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Robert E. Lorensen

Lorensen, Robert E., age 89 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away November 17, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Donald John Malinowski

Donald Malinowski, age 82, of Sylvania passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Mercy St. Anne Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born April 11, 1937 in Toledo, OH he was the son of Anthony and Lottie (Tobianski) Malinowski. Growing up in the Polish Village, Don attended St. Adalbert Grade School, Woodward High School, and the University of Toledo. A gifted athlete, he actively participated in many sports including baseball at Woodward where he was captain his junior and senior years, bowling on the Woodward 1955 City Championship team, as well as basketball with his fellow neighborhood athletes, winning CYO championships with them at every level. He played baseball for Zedlitz Meats, slow pitch softball for the Edison Company Team - playing with them in several World Tournaments, and several All-Star Teams. Throughout his adult life he was an avid golfer, winning championships in the Northwest Ohio Funeral Directors annual event and the Toledo Edison Fall League in 2011, proudly teaming with his son Mark.

Don began working for the Edison Company in 1957 as a mail boy but was soon moved to a position in data processing, allowing him to enter the age of the computer in its infancy. He was promoted to Computer Operation Supervisor in 1972, and later to Administrative Support Systems within the Information Systems Department. He remained there until he was transferred to Cleveland, OH in 1986 to assist with the merger of Toledo Edison and Cleveland Electric Illuminating. Don retired from Centerior Energy in 1993.

In 1996, Don and his wife, Valerie moved back to Toledo to work at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe. He was a valuable asset to the funeral home for many years, holding the position of Business Manager. Don even obtained his insurance license, allowing him to write pre-arrangements.

Music was always a great passion of Don's, giving him joy and success. In the 1960's he formed a vocal trio called "The Three Reasons" that gained popularity on the local music scene. They appeared at teen hops all over Toledo and recorded four songs: "Cruel, Cruel, Cruel", "No Regrets", "Kangaroo Twist", and "Beachtime" - which was distributed throughout the USA.

Don is survived by his devoted wife of 33 years, Valerie Sujkowski Malinowski; children, Mark (Janet) Malinowski, Kelly Malinowski (Rick) Minnich, and David (Dawn) Malinowski; their mother, Audrey Malinowski; stepson, Matthew Reese; grandchildren, Marisa, Julia, and Maxwell; step-grandchildren, Jeff and Stephanie; 6 step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Anthony "Tony" (Virginia) and Ollie (Helen) Malinowski; and sisters, Irene (Jack) Roberts and Louise C. (Emil) Olwick.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, November 20 from 2-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin Thursday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be given to the Parkinson Foundation of Northwest Ohio. Condolences can be shared at

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Ray Otto

Longtime Toledo dentist, Ray Otto, died peacefully on Friday November 15th, surrounded by his wife and 5 children. His bright smile and loving spirit touched his family, friends, colleagues, and patients internationally. His commitment to family, service, learning and understanding the world around him defined his very long and full life.

Born in Hillsville, Pennsylvania in 1928, he graduated from Temple University and served as a first lieutenant in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. After his service he entered the Dental School of the University of Pittsburgh. There he met Sheila, his wife of 61 years, when he was a volunteer waiter for an event at her college. He continued to take charge of clearing the table and making the most out of every opportunity until just a few months ago.

Dentistry and a commitment to community service originally brought Ray to Toledo in 1958 to serve for a year at the local red feather agency Dental Dispensary. He continued in his own practice and then Ray and Dr. Bob Weisenburger formed Dental Group West in 1979, that is still serving patients today.

Driven to excellence, Ray was a leader in dental study groups and taught countless residents as an Instructor for 16 years at the Medical College of Ohio. Ray's committment to service expanded over time and he and Sheila joined the Mercy Ships Volunteer Program for three short-term medical missionary trips to the Carribean and Africa. He capped off his 40-year dental career on a final service trip at a community clinic in East London, South Africa.

Ray and Sheila combined their commitment to service by hosting foreign students and families, helping resettle refugee families, being part of the Christian Family Movement, establishing Marriage Encounter in the diocese, and living their core values every day.

Ray cherished nature as an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. Fishing on Lake Erie to Alaska and duck, goose, deer and antelope hunting with his band of buddies and muliple generations of family gave him joy. Breckenridge, Colorado became a family base for western skiing and hunting, but more importantly, it became the center for many family and friends gathering to laugh, play, make sausage, and enjoy the mountains in every season.

Ray loved to travel and exciting family trips were important to him for building family unity. In the '60s, '70s, and '80s he hauled a camper behind many a station wagon crisscrossing the US, often including his mother in the entourage. The family trips grew from skiing in Michigan to exploring slopes across the West, to international travel. The first overseas family trip was to Italy to celebrate the feast of Saint Otto in the village where his father was born, then a fortieth anniversary family trip to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana and a fiftieth anniversary trip to the Galapagas and Machu Pichu.

His legacy will be carried on by his wife, Sheila, children, Chrissa Michelle of Phoenix, AZ, Cindy Otto of Philadelphia, PA, BA Laris of Long Beach, CA, Dennis Otto and partner Robert Meadows of San Francisco, CA, and Gregg Otto and daughter-in-law Elisa San Souci of Jackson, WY.; grandchildren: Steven and Mitchell Wurm, Copeland and Quincy Laris, and August and Amelie Otto; sister-in-law Doris Otto of Farmington, CT. and niece, Audrey Byrnett of West Hartford, CT.

Ray's family is beyond grateful for the loving care and skilled attention he received through Hospice of Northwest Ohio, at The Grove, and from his caregivers over the past several years. As a final act of service and commitment to advancing science and medical understanding, Ray donated his body to UTMC. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held at Corpus Christi University Parish on January 11, 2020, at 11am.

If you would like to honor your own memory of Ray, the best thing would be to share a kind word with a loved one… or Ray suggested a contribution in his honor to the Working Dog Center of Univeristy of Pennsylvania Veterinary School https://www.vet.upenn.edu/research/centers-initiatives/penn-vet-working-dog-center Corpus Christi University Parish or the Cherry Street Mission.

Doris May Shull

Doris May Shull, 89, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 at Flower Hospital. She was born February 9, 1930, in Ottawa Lake, MI, to Cleon and Florence (Fisher) Haskins. Doris married Cyril J. Shull in 1950 and enjoyed 43 years of marriage until his passing in 1993.

She was a former long-time member of Olivet Lutheran Church, and the American Legion Joseph Diehn Post. She loved bowling and played into her 80's, as well as playing cards and doing crossword puzzles. She loved her family gatherings, especially at the holidays.

She is survived by her loving children, Diane (Gerald) Dauer, Rich Shull, Suzy (Harold) Jones, Luann (Darrel) Lindhorst, and Joann (Daniel Ebersole) Phoenix; six grandchildren, 12 great, and three great great grandchildren; and very special companion, Stan Chandler. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril J. Shull; parents; brother, Paul Haskins; and granddaughter, Amanda Lee Lindhorst.

Friends may join the family for visitation at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, Ohio, Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held Friday, November 22, at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Those wishing to give a memorial are asked to consider the American Cancer Society. Online condolences to

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Lucille F. Smith

Smith, Lucille F., age 90 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away November 18, 2019. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Kathleen Stacy

Stacy, Kathleen, age 54 years, of Fremont OH, passed away November 16, 2019. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

George E. Windisch

George E. Windisch, age 84, of Wauseon, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee. Prior to his retirement in 1997, he had worked for New York Central, Penn Central and Conrail for 45 years. He had also been a Special Deputy with the Fulton County Sheriff from 1988 – 1997.

George was born in Dover Township, Fulton County, Ohio on February 19, 1935, the son of Clifford and Orpha (Mock) Windisch. He married Arlene Warncke, and survives. He enjoyed many sports including softball, racquetball, golfing, bowling, hunting, and trapping. He was a life member of the NRA. Mostly, though, he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. George and Arlene enjoyed spending winters in Florida. He was a 4-H Advisor for the Tedrow Willing Workers and the Clinton Doodle Bugs. He also enjoyed square dancing and was a member of the Borderline Squares.

Surviving is his wife, Arlene; two sons, George "Norm" (Cindy) Windisch, and Sean Windisch; grandchildren, Shannon Windisch, Kenneth Windisch, Jennifer (Paul) Haas, Stacie Luna, Amber (Casey) Bergstedt, Gregory (Christi) Windisch and Heather (Josh) Hubbell. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Laura Mae Windisch; sister, Joan Borton; brother, Jerry Windisch; and parents-in-law, Rudolph and Leota Warncke.

Visitation for George will be held from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon, where the funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Roger Marlow will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com.

November 17, 2019

Robert E. Artz

Robert E. Artz, age 85, of Perrysburg, died Friday, November 15, 2019 at Kingston of Perrysburg. He was born December 17, 1933 in Perrysburg to Irving (Mary Cornelius) Artz.

Bob served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg. Bob worked as a diesel mechanic for Libbey Owens Ford for 38 years and later with Kazmaiers Grocery Store in Perrysburg. He was a 50 year member of the Rossford Eagles. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and spending time with family, especially his three granddaughters. Bob loved watching and following Detroit Tigers.

Bob married Joan (Marsteller) Artz May 14, 1960 and she survives. Also surviving are his children, Mark Artz, Kathi (Kamil) Saleh; granddaughters, Paige Artz, Jordan Saleh, Emalee Artz; siblings, Joyce (Richard) Dauer, Duane (Lynn) Artz; brother-in-law, Robert Marsteller; many nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth (Evelyn) Artz; sister-in-law, Cheryl Marsteller and nephew, Dan Artz.

Friends will be received at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 (419-874-3133) on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., where the Rossford Eagles will conduct services at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, November 20 at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. Meigs Union Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Ovarian Cancer Association, The American Heart Association, or the donor's choice. To share memories and condolences with Robert's family please visit our website:

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Alberta Bailey

Bailey, Alberta, age 86 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 12, 2019. Cremation Society, Toledo, OH.

Ronald E. Bielski

Ronald Edward Bielski, age 83 of Burt Lake Michigan, retired Chief of Police of Rossford, Ohio left on his final unexpected journey on Monday, November 11, 2019. He was born at home in Rossford, Ohio on January 21, 1936 to Edward A. Bielski and Stella (Stephania Mazur) Bielski. Ron attended St. Mary Magdalene School and graduated in 1954 from Rossford High School. Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force with his first cousin, Thomas Mazur serving in Greenland.

Ron married Martha J. Brossia in August, 1959 and they just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past year. Together they raised two daughters and a son. He was employed at Ross Cleaners, Bock Laundry Machine Company and was a foreman at Kaiser Jeep, while beginning his police career as a part time police officer for the Village of Rossford under Chief Martin Almester, working the RHS football and basketball games and road patrol. Ron attended Ross Enright Police Academy and was then appointed a full time police officer. He was promoted to police Sergeant and also later became the police firearms range officer by then Chief Mathew Vedra. He also participated in many years in law enforcement firearms competitions with area police departments in which he was awarded many trophies. Ron also attended the FBI National Academy (FBINAA) in Quantico, Virginia. He was then appointed by mayor, Louis Bauer, as Rossford Police Chief in 1989 to 1991. Ron retired with his wife, Martha in 1991 and then traveled throughout the US and Canada with their Airstream travel trailer, enjoying his hobby of rock hunting and jewelry making with his precious treasures of agates. He instilled a lifelong love of rock hunting in his children from the time they were born, which has been passed down to their grandchildren.

Ron and Martha decided to build a second home in Burt Lake, Michigan in 2006. They have enjoyed many new memories made with family and friends in God's Country Up North.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Stella Bielski and all of his aunts and uncles.

Ron is survived by his wife, Martha; children, Deborah (John) Kobylak, Christopher (Janice) Bielski and Kathleen (Michael) Goodman; grandchildren, Sarah (John) Scherley, Ashley (Adam Cooley) Goodman, Brittany (Jared) Kobylski, Spencer Kobylak and Austin Goodman; great-grandchildren, Jonah Kobylski and Jack Scherley. Also surviving is his sister, Sharon (Jerry) Bohner.

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd., Rossford, Ohio 43460 on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 2 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00 am at All Saints Catholic Church, 628 Lime City Rd., Rossford, OH were the family will greet visitors beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the church narthex. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted. Memorial contributions can be made to All Saints Catholic Church, The National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods, 7078 M-68 Indian River, MI 49747 or the Cheboygan County Humane Society 1536 Hackleburg Rd. Cheboygan, MI 49721. To leave online expressions of sympathy please visit

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Steven D. Bond

Steven D. Bond of Northwood, OH, passed away unexpectedly on September 1, 2019. He graduated from Macomber/Whitney High School and served for 18 years in the Air Force, Air Force Reserves, and Air National Guard. Steven loved science fiction, collected comic books, and played games of all kinds. For the last years of his life, he served as a live-in care provider for his parents.

Steven was preceded in death by his brother, Darryl K. Bond. He is survived by his parents, Nathan Lee and Wanda L. Bond of Northwood; sisters, Darlene Fulkert of Temperance, MI and Sandra Coulter of Missouri City, TX; nieces and nephews, Jody (Cory) Tucholski, Christopher L. Hahn, and Matthew R. (Shannon) Hahn. He is also mourned by bountiful aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend an interment with military honors on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 2:30 p.m. at Restlawn Cemetary, 3665 Genoa Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551. A potluck supper will follow from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Northwood Community Building, part of the Northwood Municipal Complex, 3000 Wales Rd., Northwood, OH 43619.VSteven D. Bond of Northwood, OH, passed away unexpectedly on September 1, 2019. He graduated from Macomber/Whitney High School and served for 18 years in the Air Force, Air Force Reserves, and Air National Guard. Steven loved science fiction, collected comic books, and played games of all kinds. For the last years of his life, he served as a live-in care provider for his parents.

Steven was preceded in death by his brother, Darryl K. Bond. He is survived by his parents, Nathan Lee and Wanda L. Bond of Northwood; sisters, Darlene Fulkert of Temperance, MI and Sandra Coulter of Missouri City, TX; nieces and nephews, Jody (Cory) Tucholski, Christopher L. Hahn, and Matthew R. (Shannon) Hahn. He is also mourned by bountiful aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend an interment with military honors on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 2:30 p.m. at Restlawn Cemetary, 3665 Genoa Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551. A potluck supper will follow from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Northwood Community Building, part of the Northwood Municipal Complex, 3000 Wales Rd., Northwood, OH 43619.Steven D. Bond of Northwood, OH, passed away unexpectedly on September 1, 2019. He graduated from Macomber/Whitney High School and served for 18 years in the Air Force, Air Force Reserves, and Air National Guard. Steven loved science fiction, collected comic books, and played games of all kinds. For the last years of his life, he served as a live-in care provider for his parents.

Steven was preceded in death by his brother, Darryl K. Bond. He is survived by his parents, Nathan Lee and Wanda L. Bond of Northwood; sisters, Darlene Fulkert of Temperance, MI and Sandra Coulter of Missouri City, TX; nieces and nephews, Jody (Cory) Tucholski, Christopher L. Hahn, and Matthew R. (Shannon) Hahn. He is also mourned by bountiful aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend an interment with military honors on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 2:30 p.m. at Restlawn Cemetary, 3665 Genoa Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551. A potluck supper will follow from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Northwood Community Building, part of the Northwood Municipal Complex, 3000 Wales Rd., Northwood, OH 43619.

Helen Bossert

Helen Bossert died peacefully at her daughter's home on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the age of 98, after years of declining health due to Parkinson's disease. She was born on May 8, 1921, the third of five children, in Toledo, Ohio, to Julius and Elizabeth Toka, both immigrants from Hungary. Helen graduated from Waite High School in 1939 and married Robert Bossert in 1948. They resided in East Toledo for their entire marriage, raising four children as members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Helen chose to continue employment outside the home at Pure Oil Refinery and then Union Oil of California, retiring in 1983. Over the years she enjoyed Sundays of pinochle and rides in the country, Tuesday nights of team bowling, evenings of crossword puzzles and old movies. Late summers involved the ritual of canning peaches, tomatoes, and other summer harvest. She spent over half a century of summers and autumns at the family cottage in the Irish Hills. For a short span in the 1980's, she and Bob sojourned in Florida for winter months.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Robert in 2007 and daughter, Annette in 1993; parents; sisters, Elizabeth Jakab, Margaret Nemeth, Marianne Harcsa and brother, Julius Toka. She was the last living member of her birth family. Surviving are her children, Helen (Steven) Patterson, Robert Bossert, James (Suzanne) Bossert; grandchildren, Courtney and Scott Patterson; James and Jennifer Bossert.

Visitation will be held at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S,. Coy Road Oregon, on Monday from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm with Scripture services held at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at Epiphany of the Lord Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 Oswald Street, at 11:00 am, where the family will greet friends beginning at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in St. Ignatius Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Helen's family would like to thank caregivers Deneen, Theresa and Noreeen for their loving attention in the last several years of her life. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting egglestonmeinert.com

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Raymond "Ray" P. Brescol

Raymond "Ray" P. Brescol, 92, of Erie, MI, died Friday, November 15, 2019. Born February 8, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Kujawa) Brescol. Ray was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, he was employed as an assembler for the former DeVilbiss Company for 30 years, retiring in 1974. He was an avid bowler and golfer. Ray married Frances "Peggy" W. Stewart in September of 2000.

He is survived by his wife, Frances "Peggy"; children, James (Jean) Brescol, Mary Ann (James) Skertic, Gerald (Vickie) Brescol, Joseph (Colleen) Brescol, Marcia Brescol and Jason Brescol; 13 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Ray was preceded in death by his sisters, Josephine Wujkowski, Helen Blazey and Virginia Blazey; brother, Edward Brescol.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

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Shirley Brink

Brink, Shirley, age 82 years, of Sylvania, OH, passed away November 14, 2019. Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI.

Bernard "Bernie" R. Crandall

Bernard "Bernie" R. Crandall, age 84, of Toledo's Point Place Community, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2019 at Sunset Village. The eldest of 6 children, he was born August 25, 1935 in Toledo to Ralph and Joanne (Gschwind) Crandall. A proud UAW member for over 30 years, Ben was employed as a machinist for Dana Corp., retiring in 1993. He was an avid fisherman who also enjoyed hunting and spending time in the outdoors. Ben was a huge fan of NASCAR racing and loved to ride his Harley motorcycle in the "good old days".

Ben is survived by his wife of 62 years, Norma; daughters, Kimberly (Thomas) Adams, Kelly (Mark) Pedersen, and Kandis (Robert) Hager; grandchildren, T.J. Tucker (Tabitha Smith) and Curtice Pedersen (fiancé Sara Segura); brothers, Gerald "Jerry" (Helen) Crandall and Floyd "Bus" Crandall; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were private. Arrangements entrusted to David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home (419)726-1583.

Ben's family extends a special "thank you" to Kristen, Alexa, and Brad at Sunset Village for their compassionate care. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Please share condolences at

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James P. Desmond

James P. Desmond "Jim" passed away on November 16th 2019 under the care of Hospice of Northwest Ohio following a short illness. Jim was a lifelong Toledoan born on February 12, 1935 to Marshall and Agnes (Reid) Desmond. He grew up on Eastern Avenue in the South End and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish. He was a 1953 graduate of Central Catholic High School "CCHS" where shortly thereafter met and later married fellow CCHS graduate Janet Fogg on October 20, 1956 at Holy Rosary Cathedral. They recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.

Jim and Janet raised 7 children in West Toledo on Hillcrest Avenue; a close knit neighborhood packed with families and bushel baskets full of children; all of them part of the Willys Park and Pool community of the 70s. Jim & Janet were active members of St. Agnes parish where they had their children educated followed by joining the CCHS community.

Jim held various jobs after high school all of which capitalized on his prodigious salesmanship skills, most notably working with his lifelong friend Dan Sczesny, Sr. Later, Jim took his sales acumen to the entrepreneurial level when he became a small business owner as the proprietor of A & E Rental Center with locations on Monroe St. and Reynolds Road for over 16 years. Following his years as a sole proprietor, Jim reunited with former colleague to finish his career in sales and retiring in 2000 to his hobbies, one of which was couriering for local banks. Jim loved to drive, some times taking his grandchildren on his courier runs, proudly showing them to his many friends working at the locations he served.

As any paternal head of a household would understand, raising a large family is attended with duties, responsibilities, challenges, and stresses that Jim, partnering with Janet, successfully maneuvered mitigated with activities of bowling, golfing and socializing with the OB's Bar crowd on Tremainsville Rd. Rumors had it that some of those activities may have been accompanied by gin ("Fill it to the rim, with gin, for Jim") and bourbon whiskey consumption, but these rumors have never been confirmed. Euchre was Jim's card game which he created as a family tradition being the mentor to his children and grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Janet; sister-in-law, Ann Desmond, children, Bridget (Kevin) McCarthy, Colleen (Steven) True, Patrick (Elizabeth) Desmond, Julie (Cliff) Pollauf, and Daniel (Terry) Desmond. Jim had the privilege of having sixteen special people call him Grandpa, followed by six calling him great-Grandpa. Preceding Jim in death are his children, Megan Desmond and Sheila Heiman; parents, brother, Marshall (Ann) Desmond, and sister, Sharon (Ed) Huss.

The family honored Jim's long held wish to donate his body to the UT Medical School. Family, relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass for Jim this Thursday, November 21st at 11:00 a.m. at The Historic Catholic Church of St. Patrick located at 130 Avondale Ave. For those attending the memorial mass or unable to attend, you are additionally invited to a gathering in Jim's honor at 12:30 p.m. at the Toledo Fire-Fighter's Union Hall located at 714 Washington St.

Jim regularly donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and expressed wishes that in lieu of flowers, any desired donations be also directed to this honorable charity.

Anthony DiLorenzo

Anthony "Tony" DiLorenzo, 88, of Toledo, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, November 14, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in Toledo on March 21, 1931 to Petro and Ivone (Delorato) DiLorenzo. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Tony worked as a glass maker for Libbey Owens Ford for many years. He was married to Joan Grace DiLorenzo, and together they raised three children. In recent years, Tony loved watching the wildlife out his back door.

Tony is survived by his children, David (Cathy) DiLorenzo, Terry L. DiLorenzo, Anthony Wayne DiLorenzo; grandchildren, Lori, Michael, Danielle, Lindsay, and Nicholas W. DiLorenzo; five great-grandchildren; brother, Pat (Kathy) DiLorenzo; and sister-in-law, Lena DiLorenzo. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joan; parents; and siblings, Nick, Ronzo (Eleanor), and Victor (Marie) DiLorenzo.

A Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Little Flower Catholic Church, 5522 Dorr Street, Toledo, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Tony's family would like to give a special thanks to Nancy Gilmore, a wonderful, selfless person of ProMedica Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family strongly suggests donations be made to ProMedica Hospice or to Little Flower Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Walker Funeral Home, Toledo (419-841-2422).

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John Keith Dunstone

John Keith Dunstone, age 81, passed away unexpectedly on October 3, 2019 at St. Anne's Hospital. He was born on July 28, 1938 in Nottingham, England, the son of the late Sydney and Winifred (Charity) Dunstone. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael (Pat) Dunstone in England. While in the UK, John received the education and training to pursue his lifelong career as a Mechanical Engineer. He brought over his expertise in designing heavy duty/guillotine dampers at American Warming & Ventilating in Toledo and Effox in Cincinnati. He also served in the Royal Air Force and was a member of Britain's Round Table. Although John was very proud of his heritage, one of the highlights of his life was becoming a US Citizen in 2013.

John was one-of-a-kind. He was a worldly man and an outdoor enthusiast, always appreciating what the world had to offer. For many years, he voluntarily served on the Trail Patrol for the Toledo Metroparks. Visits from his family were few and far between but treasured. Most people in John's life describe him as a kind, generous, honorable, (opinionated), man. To know John was to love him.

Left to cherish John's memory is his special friend and companion of 27 years, Darla Culberson. They enjoyed many wonderful adventures together -- especially their Sunday night suppers, afternoon tea with scones, working on a puzzle or Sudoku, playing Scrabble, and visits with Darla's family (especially the grandchildren), who became his second family. They traveled together throughout the USA, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as the United Kingdom, Europe and as far away as New Zealand.

John is survived by his niece, Karen (Andrew) Dutton, as well as other family and friends in England and will be sadly missed by his second family and friends in the United States. He will be missed by all, but remember "He did it his way!"

Visitation will be held at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. until the Celebration of John's life at 12 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to Toledo Metroparks or Shriners Children's Hospital. Condolences may be left for the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Charles L. "Chuck" Fox

Charles L Fox, age 76, of Holland, OH passed away Tuesday evening, November 12, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Chuck was born in Alpena, MI on October 5, 1943 to Charles and Lillian (Nowak) Fox. He graduated from Catholic Central High School in Alpena in 1961 and Northern Michigan University in 1968.

Chuck was very proud to have served his country as a Staff Sargent in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1971. Chuck enjoyed a career in Human Resources retiring from Bard Manufacturing in 2007. An avid University of Michigan sports fan, Chuck enjoyed golfing, fishing and traveling. Most of all he enjoyed all the times spent with his family and friends. He closely followed all his children's athletic adventures and coached little league baseball and peewee hockey teams.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Judi; son, Todd (Veronica) Fox; grandchildren, Lauren and Jenna Fox and Abigail and Nathan McLaughlin; sister, Barbara (Mick) Lemieux of Alpena, MI and his beloved nieces and nephews. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; his precious daughter, Amy (Jeremy) McLaughlin and sister, Linda (Jerry) Anderson.

In Chuck's memory please consider a donation to the American Heart Association or to the Wounded Warrior Project. Inurnment services will take place at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Corrine M. DeGroff Gaylord

Corrine Mae (Ziegler) DeGroff Gaylord age 92 of Maumee, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Spring Meadows Care Center, Holland. She was born in Wauseon, OH on June 16, 1927 to Jay Arthur and Dorothy Mae (Lovejoy) Ziegler.

Corrine graduated from Archbold High School in 1945. In 1947, she married Nate DeGroff, and they lived in Stryker, OH moving to Maumee in 1959. She was an avid Ohio State and Detroit Tigers fan. Corrine also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; bowling in leagues at Timbers Bowling Lanes in Maumee; needlepoint, crossword puzzles and coloring.

Surviving are her children, Randall (Ellen) DeGroff, Sandy (Randy) McNeely, Jeff (Cindy) DeGroff and special friend, Chuck Lugbill; grandchildren, Missy, Kim, Nate, Jason, Ashley, and 9 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Corrine was preceded in death by her husband, Nate; 2nd husband, Robert Gaylord; infant son, Chucky and brothers, Jim and Roger Ziegler.

Family and friends will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until the funeral service at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Cherry Street Mission. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com

The family would like to thank the Astor House, Spring Meadows Care Center and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their exceptional care and friendship mom received.

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M. Florence Gibson

M. Florence Gibson (Larson) passed away November 13, 2019 at the age of 96. She was born March 17, 1923 to Emma and Otto Larson of Milan, MN and grew up on the family farm. She attended St. Olaf's College in Northfield, MN (she was the "Real Stuff") and went on to Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing. After serving as a cadet in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II and receiving her RN, she worked at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI, The Toledo Hospital, and had many private duty assignments.

She married Robert W. Gibson in 1949 and they moved to Toledo OH where he practiced law until his death in 1989.

Along with her 50 plus year nursing career, she was active in several garden clubs, bridge clubs and was a charter member of the Toledo Bar Association Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her sisters, Verna and Charlotte who both also lived well into their nineties (hearty stock these Norwegians); and daughters-in-law, Flora and Beth. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Athena) of Ridgewood, NJ, James (Lynnette Spear) of Seattle, WA and Thomas (Sharon) of Toledo, OH; grandchildren, Robert (Melissa), Hjordis, Eric (Emily) and Alex and great-grandchild, Robert.

Florence donated her remains to The University of Toledo College of Medicine. There will be a celebration of life scheduled at a later date.

Florence's family would like to express their gratitude to the residents and staff at both Alexis Gardens and Kingston Residence of Sylvania as well as the staff and volunteers at Promedica Ebeid Hospice for helping to make Mom's life just a little better.

Nancy Ann Gorski

Nancy Ann Gorski, 84 of Sylvania, OH passed away November 8,2019. She was born in Toledo, OH to parents Marion and Wallace Gorski. Nancy attended Saint Vincent DePaul Parish, Saint Clare Academy, enlisted as a WAVE in the Navy Reserve and graduated from Mary Manse College.

Nancy taught for a number of years in the Catholic schools of Ohio and Michigan. Having an avid interest in history, she taught overseas, two years in Iran and one in Kuwait, as well as traveling extensively while there. Returning to Toledo, she spent some years in real estate with the Danberry Company. She returned to teaching in 1981, starting with two years in the Honduras before settling in Miami, FL where she taught history at Miami Beach Senior High. She retired from teaching in 2001. Nancy was an avid reader, enjoyed nature, hiking in national parks and spending time with family, friends and furry companions.

Nancy leaves behind her loving partner of 39 years, Aileen White and their dog Riley. Also surviving are her brother, Gene Gorski and friend Gerrie; nephew, Tom Gorski (Ellen); cousin, Suzette Zajac (Laura); God-child and cousin, Bill Rawski (Ginger); cousin, Will Rawski (Jami); sisters-in-law, Leila Vesper (John) and Carol White; nieces and nephews, Caroline, Elizabeth, Jessica (Frank), Frankie, and Addie; and cousins Jordin, Joelle, Remington, and Julianna; as well as many other family members and friends.

Services will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 4555 N. Haven Ave., Toledo, OH on Wednesday, December 18 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert J. Reinhart presiding. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 419-476-9176.

Thank you to the University of Michigan Cancer Center, Toledo Clinic Cancer Center and Ebeid Hospice for their care of Nancy. In lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to a charity of your choice. Condolences can be shared at

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Christine E. (Spencer) Haydock

Christine E. (Spencer) Haydock, age 67, of Point Place, passed away on Tuesday morning, November 12, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio - Perrysburg. She was born in Defiance, Ohio on July 2, 1952 to Frank and Phyllis (Newton) Spencer. Chris graduated from Mercy School of Nursing and was an RN at area hospitals in Toledo. She spent much of her nursing career as a case manager with various health insurance companies. Chris continued to work after retirement part-time for Paramount Insurance. She will be remembered as a loving sister and a loyal friend.

Left to cherish her memory are her sisters, Cindy (Paul) Williams and Cathy St. Clair; nieces and nephews, Joy (Stan), Doug (Stephanie), Natalie, Cristina, Nathan, Morgan, Katelyn, Mackenzie and Allison; special friend, Chuck Rigby and furry friend, Callie. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Heather Lynn Haydock and niece, Sandy Williams.

Her wonderful spirit, joy, and talents will be celebrated at Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 4-8:00 p.m. Her Funeral Service will start at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in the funeral home. Burial will be private in Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Chris' memory to the American Lung Association or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Susan E. Heuerman

Susan E. Heuerman, age 76 of Toledo, Ohio passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 10,1943 to Robert and Helen DuGai. Sue graduated from Central Catholic High School, and went to work for Owens Corning for 30 plus years and then moving to Xerox before retiring. She loved country music, traveling, Hallmark Movie Channel, NCIS, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and going out with her friends for Margaritas.

Sue is survived by her devoted son, Scott (Shelley)Heuerman; Grandchildren Lauren Heuerman (Dominic), Brandon Heuerman (Danielle) and her great grandchildren, Kyser and Bentley. She is also survived by her Brothers, Robert (Joan) DuGai, David (Annette) DuGai; brothers-in-law, Robert (Jo) Heuerman, Ken Heuerman: sisters-in-law, Linda Heuerman, Kathy (Dale) Kurth, Peggy Myers, and many other family members. Sue was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved Husband of 51 years Jerry Heuerman.

A Celebration of Life and Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 19. 2019 from 12-3 p.m. At the Sylvania Moose lodge 6072 Main Street, Sylvania Ohio. Arrangements entrusted to Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, 419-269-1111

Robert Hoffert

Hoffert, Robert James, age 91 years, of Clyde, OH, passed away November 15, 2019. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services,

Joyce Ann Holub

Joyce Ann Holub, age 76, formerly of Toledo passed away with her two sons by her side on Friday, November 8, 2019 in Peachtree Corners, GA after a long and courageous battle with COPD. She was born on October 19, 1943 in Toledo; daughter of Armond Klingaman. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy (1962), and on February 27, 1965 married her adoring husband, Roger.

Joyce was an avid card player, enjoyed arts and crafts, and home decorating. During the holidays she was known for her Christmas cookie cutouts and frozen vodka slush. Joyce was also a ball of fire and her family loved her for it. More than anything, she loved her family and dedicated her life to them.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Roger; and her four-legged friend, Rocket. Joyce is survived by her sons, Jeff (Wendy), Troy (Sandy) and four grandchildren, Gabrielle (Gaby), Jacob, Chase and Emma.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Agape Hospice Care, Village Park at Peachtree Corners Senior Living, and Pam Finch.

Joyce donated her body to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Per her wishes, all services will be private. Memorials may take the form the way Joyce would have wanted; eat a few doughnuts, laugh a lot, and enjoy some time with your family.

Helen M. Johnson

Helen M. Johnson, a longtime resident of Naples, FL, passed away Saturday the 9th of November at Avow Hospice after a brief illness.

Affectionately known as "Murph," Helen was born in Toledo, OH in 1935 and lived in Ottawa Hills, OH, Hilton Head, SC, and Naples, FL with her husband Richard S. Johnson, who passed away in 2008.

As a young woman, Helen attended DeVilbiss High School, where she was a radio announcer. She worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at Sunnyside Pool in Toledo. She later taught kindergarten and elementary school after earning a bachelor's degree in Education from The University of Toledo.

A lifelong athlete, Helen was a member of Toledo Ski Club, Toledo Tennis Club, Sylvania Country Club, Laurel Hill Swim and Tennis Club, and Toledo Women's Club. She volunteered at Toledo Museum of Art and Toledo Orchestra, American Field Service (AFS), Epworth Methodist Church, and Toledo Hospital. In Naples, she was librarian at The Wilderness Country Club and volunteered at NCH Hospital and a resale shop affiliated with Naples United Church of Christ.

Sporty, stylish, and sophisticated, she was also witty and silly. She enjoyed Cedar Point French fries and Rudy's hot dogs, and she loved to tell - and retell - a good joke. Up until her final days, Helen was an avid golfer and tennis player who lived and died on her own terms. Looking back, she said, "I've lived a beautiful life." Traveling with Richard on business, Helen snorkeled in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, and she enjoyed more than one Guinness in Ireland. Together, they loved skiing with friends in Vail. In her later years, she went fly fishing and canoeing in Alaska and sampled aquavit and herring with old friends in Sweden. As many can attest, she appreciated etiquette and sarcasm in equal doses.

Helen and her twin Harold were the youngest of the Murphy children, including Jean, Cuyler, Marian, Hazel, and Margaret.

Helen will be well remembered by her daughters: Margo Johnson, who lives in New Hampshire with her husband Chip Purrington and son Graham, and Heidi Novaes, who lives in Los Angeles, as do her children Anna and Ricky Novaes.

Memorial gifts may be made to Avow Hospice in Naples, FL.

Online condolences may be offered at FullerNaples.com.

Ralph H. Johnson

Ralph H. Johnson, a scholar, wit, and world traveler, who served as Blade editorial director for more than 16 years and was respected for his mastery of editorial writing, died Friday in Baldwin House Independent Living in Birmingham, Mich. He was 89.

He was in hospice care after suffering a stroke in August, his daughter, Zora Mikesell, said.

Mr. Johnson, a longtime Ottawa Hills resident, retired in 1997 as Blade senior associate editor, the position to which he was named after his tenure as editorial director.

"He was very supportive, and I always valued his counsel," said Thomas Walton, retired vice president and editor of The Blade.

The craft of editorial writing is different from other types of writing, Mr. Walton said.

"Ralph was the best I ever knew at it," Mr. Walton said.

"He was serious in formulating responsible opinions," said John Robinson Block, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Blade. "He had dignity, class. He was cerebral."

Yet he could highlight the offbeat, Mr. Block said.

Mr. Walton added: "It was an inherent sense of humor that found its way into what he wrote. He would make the reader smile a bit while making a very serious point."

His drollery might surface during a lively discussion among the editorial board.

"Ralph would cut to the chase with a line. It would summarize everything, and we'd end up laughing," Mr. Walton said. "That was his great skill."

Laneta Goings, who worked in an adjoining office, recalled Mr. Johnson's compassion.

"He was a remarkable man," said Ms. Goings, a former assistant to the publisher and a former vice president of The Blade Foundation. "He was simply brilliant."

In retirement, Mr. Johnson contributed columns to The Blade's Pages of Opinion. He wrote book reviews and travel pieces - as when he retraced the westward trek of Lewis and Clark 200 years later.

He also worked as a paid poll worker in Lucas County for several years. The experience prompted a 2007 column that opened, "How can a country with such a robust tradition of government by consent of the governed be so indifferent to its election processes?

"Once in awhile, when handing a voter access card to a citizen, I remark: 'Here's your passport to the workshop of democracy,'" he wrote. "Good line, somebody replied, and he was kind enough not to add that it was pretty corny, too."

Among his final bylines was a 2010 overview of Blade editors and editorial positions for a commemorative edition on the newspaper's 175th anniversary.

He'd been on the journalism faculty of Bowling Green State University for about a year when he joined The Blade editorial page staff for the summer of 1969.

He went to work at The Blade full time Jan. 1, 1978. By then, he'd also taught at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and received, in 1975, a doctorate in mass communications at the University of Wisconsin. A scholarly article he co-authored while in Carbondale was titled, "Communists in the Press: A Senate Witch-Hunt of the 1950s Revisited."

He became Blade editorial director Oct. 15, 1979. His 1983 Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship editorial writing award included a $10,000 grant, which he used to travel to Europe and Asia in his study of world trade and its impact on the economy of Ohio and the Midwest.

Periodic trips abroad followed - to the Soviet Union and then reunited Germany; to Japan, Indonesia, and postwar Vietnam. He wrote about his travels upon his return, sometimes as multipart series.

For years, he and his wife, Kathryn, invited exchange students into their home and kept in touch long afterward.

"He was a very learned man, an intellectual. There's no topic on which he couldn't talk," said Jack Lessenberry, a former Blade national editor who stayed with the Johnsons while a Blade summer intern in the late 1970s and remained a friend.

Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 3, 1930, in Virginia, Minn., to Sadie and Hugo Johnson, and was educated in the public schools of that city on the Iron Range. He was editor of his school paper, the Star of the North and, the day after graduation in 1948, began work on his hometown newspaper, the Mesabi Daily News.

He received bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from the University of < Minnesota at Minneapolis. He attended the University of Stockholm, Sweden, during the 1952-53 academic year, during which he studied Swedish language, culture, and political science. He served in the Army from 1953-55.

A congressional fellowship in 1956 from the American Political Science Association led to a year in Washington and duty as a legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Charles E. Chamberlain (R., Mich.).

During a decade with Lindsay-Schaub Newspapers in Decatur, Ill., 1958-68, he was an editorial writer, legislative correspondent, and later editorial page editor. He took a year out to continue studies at the University of Minnesota and for a brief stint on the copy desk of the Minneapolis Tribune.

In the 1980s, he and his wife developed an interest in the Japanese language and Asian studies. They learned Japanese at the University of Toledo and in classes held in their home. The couple were regulars at the former Sakura Gardens restaurant off Reynolds Road in South Toledo. With return visits assured, the Johnsons kept their chopsticks on display at the restaurant alongside those of other loyal diners.

Mr. Johnson was long active in Scouting - his late son, Eric, was an Eagle Scout - and took part in such outdoor activities as camping, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

Like his wife, he was a founding member and served on the board of Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Committee.

He sought to keep the threads of history visible in the fabric of the present. In 1995, an archaeologist and professor led a team that surveyed a partly wooded tract of farmland. Artifacts, from musket balls to collar buttons, confirmed the land was where the pivotal Battle of Fallen Timbers was fought in 1794.

Mr. Johnson wrote a column that summer offering perspective and context, with a direct headline: "Establish a park at Fallen Timbers site." He was present in October, 2015, as the preserved battlefield site was officially dedicated.

He also was a member of the Maumee Valley Historical Society and Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor Inc. Gov. George Voinovich in 1998 appointed him to the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, and he remained a member through the planning and the state's 2003 anniversary celebration of statehood.

He traveled to every continent, every state, and more than 140 countries. He visited his daughter, son-in-law Eric Mikesell, and grandsons Grant and Luke frequently in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and enjoyed vacations with his daughter and grandsons at the Evergreen Resort of Red Bay, Ont.

He sang for years in the choir at Collingwood Presbyterian Church. He and his wife were longtime benefactors of Native American charities.

He and the former Zora Kathryn McAfee married Aug. 18, 1961. She died Jan. 11, 2002. Their son, Eric Johnson, died Feb. 27, 2014.

Surviving are his daughter, Zora Mikesell, and two grandsons.

Services are pending at Collingwood Presbyterian Church.

The family suggests tributes to the Toledo Symphony or Metroparks Toledo.

Betsy "Fred" Jurrus

Betsy Jurrus, better known as Fred, died November 7th, 2019 from ovarian cancer at the age of 61. I was originally diagnosed in 2010 with recurrence diagnosed in 2018.

I, Betsy-Fred, was a nurse for 41 years employed with The Toledo Hospital and Hospice of Northwest Ohio, where I cultivated a wonderful garden of friends. My husband, Dennie, predeceased me in 2014 after losing his life to skin cancer. During our 39 years of marriage we enjoyed many vacations with family and friends. Our adventures included camping trips to South Bass Island and southern Ohio, train trips to Toronto, downhill skiing in Michigan, Canada and the Rockies, white water rafting in W. Virginia, beachfront at Topsail Island, and February beach vacations in Mexico. Most of all, we enjoyed time spent at the Mayfly Republic, the home we built on Beach Road on Kelleys Island.

In addition to my husband, Dennie, I am predeceased by my Father, Brooks Hoskinson and sisters, Molly Hoskinson and Judy Hottle. I am survived by my Mother, Gloria Hoskinson; brothers, Chris Hoskinson and David (Debbie) Hoskinson; brother-in-law, Chuck Hottle and sister, Laura (Lenny) Augustyniak, and kitty companions Sierra, Precious and Norman.

I would like to thank all of my compassionate care givers and friends whom have successfully helped make my journey lighter because of their unselfishness. You all know who you are.

I request no services or visitation. I have donated my body to the University of Toledo Anatomical Donation Program.

I request that a glass be raised on my and Dennie's respective birthdays, June 4th and September 25th, in celebration of two lives lived well. Happiness is only real when shared.

A memorial celebration for Fred will be announced after the New Year for family and close friends to come together.

Rachel Karasik

Karasik, Rachel, age 88 years, of Bellevue, OH, passed away November 14, 2019. Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home, Toledo, OH

Larry T. KOEPPLINGER

Larry T. Koepplinger, age 72, formerly of Toledo, died November 1, 2019, in his home in Fulshear, Texas. He was born in Toledo on May 22, 1947, to William and Nancy (Purcell) Koepplinger. Larry was a graduate of Woodward High School and The University of Toledo, where he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. He had been employed by SSOE in Toledo and W.S. Nelson Engineering in Houston, TX. Larry loved coaching Little League Baseball for many years.

Surviving is his wife of 49 years, Joann (Zychowicz) and their children, Matthew (Aida), Missouri City, TX., Marcus (Jennifer). Stuttgart, Germany and Michael, Fulshear, TX.. Also surviving are grandchildren, Anthony, Thomas, Sophia, Evan, Riley and Victoria.

Services will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in the Thos. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 North Reynolds Rd., Toledo, where the family will receive guests beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorial donations are suggested to PTSD Foundation of America at ptsdusa.org

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Chester "Chet" LaBuda

Chet LaBuda, age 95, passed away November 10, 2019. He served in the Air Force, as a 2nd Lieutenant and Navigator, during WW II and was Honorably Discharged in 1945. Chet was a longtime educator for Waite and Libbey High Schools. Chet is survived by spouse, Marcelle LaBuda; children, Karen (Chip) Heim, Nancy (Marlon) Mueller, Lee Ann (Tim) Spiess and Lynne (Ben) Foster; grandchildren, Karleigh Heim, Jacob and Andrew Mueller, Quentin, Marek and Brennan Spiess, Clarice and Sara Foster. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Alice LaBuda. Visitation is Friday, November 22 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home (419-666-3121) 701 N. Main St., Walbridge, Ohio. Visitation will continue Saturday, November 23 at Witzler-Shank from 9:30 a.m. until the start of funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Millbury, Ohio or a charity of the donor's choice. Please share online condolences at

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Carl D. Lewis

Carl D. Lewis, age 85, of Wauseon, formerly of Toledo, passed away peacefully Friday, November 15, 2019 at home with loving family by his side.

Carl is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Phyllis Lewis; daughters, Lynn Deffendall and Susan (Paul) Ganzel; grandchildren, Luke (Robin), Jacob, Zachary, Travis; great-grandchildren, Nick, Logan, Elayna and Noah; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive guests on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer – Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900).

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Linda "Lin" Ann Lorenz

Linda "Lin" Ann Lorenz quietly transitioned to heaven the afternoon of November 12, 2019 surrounded by the love and support of her family. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 15, 1938 to LJ and Ruth Elizabeth Laux (Siegmann) (both preceded her in death). She has one brother, Richard Alan Laux and one sister, Elizabeth Frances Laux who preceded her in death. She had two children, Kirt Tabbert (Susan) and Kathy (Tabbert) Kessler. On June 22, 1968 she married her current husband, Erwin (Erv) Lorenz who had three children, Linda Williams (Gary), Annette Lucille Loar (Terry), and Donald Erwin Lorenz (Mary). Linda has nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She was a lifetime Toledo resident who graduated from Burnham High School in 1955. Please come to celebrate the life of this amazing lady. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Friends of the Library (TLCPL) or a charity of your choice. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. followed directly by a memorial service and internment. Arrangements are being handled by Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, OH.

James B. "Jim" Mahaney

James B. "Jim" Mahaney, age 63, of Wauseon, passed away November 14, 2019 at St. Lukes Hospital. Jim was born July 15, 1956 in Toledo to Jerry and Roslee (Hammell) Mahaney. He was employed with the Owens Community College for 30 years retiring in 2014. Jim loved the outdoors and working with his hands.

He is survived by his wife, Linda A. Mahaney; father, Jerry W. Mahaney; children, Kylie L. (Rob) Scislowski, Phillip J. (Leslie) Mahaney; step-children, Robert D. (Sue) Harris, Jeremy E. (Christine) Thomas, Jessica L. Thomas; siblings, Mark W. Mahaney, Lonna (Mike) Meadows; 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Jim is preceded in death by his mother and one grandson, Andrew James Scislowski.

The family will receive guests Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home . Burial will follow at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania.

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Clinton "Clint" Alvah Mauk

Clinton "Clint" Alvah Mauk, 92, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Northwest Ohio on October 16th, 2019.

Clint was born to Stanley Morris Mauk and Alice Robert Mauk on July 18, 1927 in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up in Eagle Point Colony and attended school at Rossford Public Schools, Maumee Valley Country Day School, and graduated from Middlesex School in 1945. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17 years old, and served as a Seaman 1st class. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He attended Dartmouth College, and received his degree in English in 1950. He married his sweetheart Cornelia "Pat" Kelsey Lathrop on June 8, 1953 in Toledo, Ohio.

After graduating from Dartmouth, he joined the family lumber business, where he eventually became President. In 1967, the family closed the business, and Clint then joined the First National Bank of Toledo. He was Vice President of Operations until he left the bank in 1987. He then spent more than two years as Director of Development for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, helping to build a Development Office, and a new endowment fund.

He was very active in community and service organizations for his entire life. He was a founder of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, and the Black Swamp Conservancy. He served the United Way for 30 years. He was a 25-gallon blood donor. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Toledo for more than 65 years, where he variably served as President, Board Member, and Member of the Foundation Board. He wrote a book, "Historical Tales of Toledo", and all profits from the sale of that book went to the Rotary Foundation. He gave hundreds of talks on the history of Toledo and Northwest Ohio. He served on many local boards, including Compass, the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Toledo Red Cross, Historic Perrysburg, the 577 Foundation, the Child and Family Agency, Maumee Valley Country Day School, Levis Square Ministries, the Toledo Mental Hygiene Clinic, the Belmont Country Club, and the Carranor Club. He chaired Perrysburg School levies for several years.

Clint was an avid organic gardener, bird watcher, fly tyer and fly fisherman. He fly fished with his wife all over the world, including east Africa, New Zealand, Alaska, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the Bahamas. They spent years enjoying the Florida Keys. He loved playing golf, tennis, bridge, gin rummy, and poker. He was a master story teller.

Clint was preceded in death by his wife, Cornelia "Pat" Kelsey Lathrop Mauk; parents, Alice and Stanley M. Mauk; his brother Robert M. Mauk; and his daughter in law Sheryl Holden Mauk. He is survived by his son Jeffrey Mauk and his wife Judith Grey of Denver, CO; his daughter Elizabeth (Mauk) Harris and her husband Bob Harris of Wetumpka, AL; his son John Mauk and his wife Diane Mauk of Alexandria, VA; and his daughter Caroline (Mauk) Walsh and her husband Martin Walsh of Cos Cob, CT.; six grandchildren: Clint Mauk; Taylor and Holden Mauk; and Drew, Emily, and James Walsh.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, November 22nd at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary St., Perrysburg, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Perrysburg, The Rotary Club of Toledo Foundation, Black Swamp Conservancy, or a charitable organization of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Online condolences may be left at

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John Allen Mock

John Allen Mock, 55, of Toledo, OH passed away Friday, November 15, 2019. He was born August 1, 1964 in Toledo, OH, to Clyde and Mary Ellen (Ault) Mock. John worked as a manager for Expresso Car Wash. He enjoyed playing games on his X-Box, loved collecting Marvel Comics from the creator Stan Lee, was a Star Track enthusiast (a true Treckie), and enjoyed long rides on his motorcycle.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Ce'Ve and Phoenix; siblings, Rose Mock, Norma (Paul) Lamb, Clyde (Terri) and Garry (Lynn) Mock; nieces, nephews, and many friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Tom.

Friends may join the family for visitation at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., where the service will begin at 5:00 p.m. Those wishing to give a memorial are asked to consider a charity of their choice.

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Nora Jean "Jeanne" Morgan

Nora Jean "Jeanne" Morgan of Perrysburg Township went home to be with Jesus on November 15, 2019. "You will show me the pathway to life, to abounding joy in your presence." Psalms 16:11. Jeanne was born in St. Mary's, OH. on August 11, 1940 to Clarence and Tencie (Sawmiller) Chatfield. After attending Whitney High School, she married the love of her life, Thomas "Tom" Morgan, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on January 25, 1958.

Tom and Jeanne went on to have two children, Todd Owen and Juli Kae. They were charter members of Shepherd of the Valley where part of their family still attends today. Jeanne enjoyed teaching Sunday School and participating in Glenwood's Mother's Club in Rossford. Tom encouraged her to do things she enjoyed, including her time as a realtor. "Why work when you can have fun?" Working at local gift shops, crafting, antiquing, traveling, music and spending time with friends and family filled her life with joy. Her favorite vacation with Tom was a train trip through the Canadian Rockies.

Left to carry on her legacy of love are her daughter and son-in-law, Juli and John Steinmetz of Perrysburg; granddaughter, Sara (Doug) Balsmeyer; and their children, Ezekiel, Micah and Tabitha of Walbridge; granddaughter, Alexis Morgan (Frank Guccione) of Commerce City, CO.; grandson, Jonathon Morgan (Kerrin Treas) of Monroe, MI.; and sister, Patsy (John) Lucas of Dungannon, VA. Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Rosemary Wells; her son, Todd O. Morgan; and her hubby of 59 years, Thomas Lee Morgan.

Friends will be received at Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 (419-874-3133) on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. with a Memorial service at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shepherd of the Valley Flower Fund. Juli and Sara would like to thank the entire staff at The Hickman Center, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, as well as Dr. Saste, Dr. Elsayed, Megan, Amanda, Courtney and the entire staff at Promedica Hematology/Oncology Associates. Thank you for making her last months as comfortable and optimistic as possible. Your efforts and love you showed her will never be forgotten. "That's my story and I'm sticking to it."

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Sandra L. Motta

Sandra L. Motta passed away suddenly on Monday, November 11, 2019. Sandra was born August 10, 1944 and spent her early years in Tennessee. She dealt with childhood polio which only made her a stronger person.

She graduated from Union City High School in TN and Lambuth College at the University of Memphis Campus where she was a member of Alpha XI Delta Sorority. Sandra pursued her dream of becoming a Social Worker, a career she loved that spanned 40 years. Sandra furthered her education by achieving a MSSA, Master's of Social Work Degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1988.

Sandra was a passionate healthcare Social Worker and Administrator at Mercy and Toledo Hospitals and the long term care facilities, Foundation Park and Lutheran Home.

Sandra took pride in her home and her possessions. She loved the art of interior decorating and thrived to have her home decorated to the hilt especially at Christmastime.

In her younger years, Sandra played the church organ and was quite a pianist who also loved classical music.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur "Bill" LaMotta and Nan Bryn; her former husband, Richard Harrison, and a host of fur dogs and cats including Pickle and Schultz.

She is survived by numerous friends and Tinker, her cat. Donations may be made to Paws and Whiskers Cat Shelter, Christ Presbyterian Church or CWRU Mandell School of Applied Social Services.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., Christ Presbyterian Church 4225 W. Sylvania Ave, Toledo where friends may visit beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Walker Funeral Home assisted with arrangements, 419.841.2422.

Thomas Rapton

Thomas D. Rapton, age 76, of Toledo, passed away November 15, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. Thomas was born February 19, 1943 in Toledo to John and Ann (Smith) Rapton. Tom loved cooking for his family, especially Greek food. He also enjoyed reading, learning trivia and enjoyed history. He was a history teacher for many years. Tom was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents.

Per his wishes no services will be held at this time

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Edie L. Recker

Edie L. Recker, 70, a lifelong resident of Perrysburg, passed away Tuesday Nov. 12, 2019 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born April 26, 1949 to Charles "Bub" and Faye Recker. She was a graduate of Eastwood High School where she was a member of the school band. She owned and operated American Home Elevator and was very active in the Coalition of Ohio Equality Toledo and she founded the Transgender Support Group of Toledo. Edie was also very active in the Sylvania United Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. Edie is survived by her wife Karen; children, Andrea (Drew) Bruozis, and Jon Recker; step children, Meegan Webb, Kenneth Leavitt, Jason (Lindsay) Webb, and Sonnie (Adam) Hayes as well as 11 grandchildren.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Tuesday, November 19 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. The family requests that visitors wear their favorite Harley or "Bling" apparel. A Celebration of Edie's life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Please view and sign the online guest registry at www.coylefuneralhome.com

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Edward John Romaker

Edward John Romaker, age 95, of Maumee, Ohio passed away at his home on Thursday, November 14, 2019. He was born on January 9, 1924 to Edward and Cecilla (Drummer) Romaker in Custar, Ohio. Ed served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He then worked at LOF as Director of Property Protection for over 29 years. Ed enjoyed fishing, bowling and walking with friends.

Ed is survived by his children, William (Vickie) Romaker, John (Jeni) Romaker and Linda (Bob) Rocco; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard (Jean) Romaker; sister-in-law, Lois Romaker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 75 years, Stefania; and brother, Robert Romaker.

Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio. Prayers will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 with the funeral mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maumee, Ohio. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maumee, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences may be given at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Mary A. Rower

On October 24, Toledo-native Mary Rower passed away in her home in Portland, OR at age 55.

Mary was born in Toledo to parents Wayne and Violet Harrison. She was the youngest of six children, Dennis (Barbara) Harrison - MA, Linda (Daniel) Oleksy - AZ, Mike Harrison - CA, Lorraine (Jon) Oswald - MI, and Donna (Jim) Osborne - TX. She is preceded in death by her father and oldest sister, Linda. She is survived and cherished by her mother, her children, Harrison and Anna, her siblings, and 30 nieces and nephews.

Family and friendships were paramount in Mary's life. Her final days were filled with visits from family and friends from near and far bringing her joy and comfort.

Mary graduated with an Associate of Business degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Toledo (1984) and landed her first professional position with Williams, Jilek and Lafferty in Toledo. She and her ex-husband, Kevan, moved to Portland nearly 30 years ago to establish their home and family. Mary worked 12 years with Kell, Alterman & Runstein Law Firm in Portland and graduated from Marylhurst University (1998) with a Bachelor of Arts degree. For the past 20 years Mary worked at Markowitz Herbold PC Law Firm.

Mary lost a courageous battle with multiple myeloma. She lifted others through her unwavering positivity, and led local fundraising efforts to support research; even donating her body to Oregon Health and Science University to advance studies for a cure. There will be a Celebration of Life service for Mary on November 23rd in Portland. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Scott Twyla

Scott, Twyla M., age 94 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away November 15, 2019. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH.

Terrance Urbaniak

Urbaniak, Terrance L., age 63 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away November 7, 2019. Cremation Society, Toledo, OH.

Charles John White 

Charles John White, age 81 of Gould City, MI formerly of Petersburg, MI passed away Thursday November 14, 2019 at his home.

Born December 5, 1937 in Detroit, MI, to the Erma (Cosner) Blouch, and adopted by Arthur White. Charles graduated from Dundee High School in 1953. Charles married Marie "Thelma" Gose in 1960 in Milan, MI. Charles was employed at GM Powertrain in Toledo, OH for over 30 years until retiring in 1989. Charles and Marie created a wonderful life in Gould City MI together. They enjoyed 40 years of marriage together until her passing in 2000.

With the support and love of his friends in the U.P., Charles continued to enjoy his life to the fullest; hunting, helping friends, riding the trails and spending time with the people he loved. Charles had a love of nature and enjoyed the outdoors. He had a vivacious spirit and a loving heart, Charles was kind and compassionate. His zest for life was unmatched and his "I did it my way" attitude was inspiring to all that knew him.

He is survived by three daughters, Charlene (Ron Carr) Lambert of Monroe, Marcia (Jon) Miller of Sylvania, OH, and Robin (Robert) Head of Temperance, MI; and his sister' Francis (Ronald) Evoe of Newport, MI. He will also be missed by 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Erma Blouch and Arthur White; his wife "Marie" White and his daughter, Linda Rombach.

Family and friends are invited to Rupp Funeral Home Monday November 18, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for visiting hours. A funeral service will be held Tuesday November 19, 2019 at Rupp Funeral Home at 12 p.m. with Pastor Stephen Sparks officiating. In accordance to his wishes he will be buried next to his beloved wife.

Online condolences to the family may be made through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

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November 16, 2019

Jill Peterson

Jill Peterson, age 76, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at her home in Holland, OH due to complications from Parkinson's disease.

Jill was born to Frankie Lee Janvrin Cussins and Leroy Noel Cussins in Decatur, IL on September 19, 1943. When Jill was two, the family moved to Denver, CO where she later attended Abraham Lincoln High School. After being elected student council co-president, she attended the National Student Council Leadership Conference at Camp Cheley in Estes Park, CO. During the weeklong camp, she briefly met another student delegate from Toledo, OH named Larry Peterson. The following summer, she and Larry were selected to serve as junior counselors and were assigned to advise the same group of campers. A year later, during her first week on campus at Bradley University in Peoria, IL, she bumped into Larry in her dormitory living room. They saw their three chance encounters as signs that they were meant to be together -- and so began their love story. After she and Larry were married in Denver, CO in 1964, they took turns going to school full time until they both graduated in January 1966. She graduated Cum Laude in elementary education and was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.

After graduation, Jill and Larry moved to Glendale, AZ where she taught first grade while he went to the Thunderbird School of Global Management. From there, they moved to Portland, OR where their son, Tad, was born. They then transferred to Peoria, IL where their daughter, Erin, was born. They also lived in Danville and Kewanee, IL prior to moving to Toledo, OH in 1974.

Jill was a passionate and dedicated community volunteer. She was a member of the Junior League of Toledo for over 40 years, serving as president in 1989-90. A friend mentioned that she was, a "thoughtful, caring, and experienced leader" and that her "warmth made those who served with her want to do their best." She also served on the boards of Grace Community Center, Planned Parenthood, the Sight Center, the Toledo Alumnae Panhellenic Council, the Toledo Botanical Gardens, the Toledo Museum of Art Ambassadors (Aides), and the United Way of Greater Toledo. She was a member of Christ Child Society, Sylvania United Church of Christ, Stone Oak Country Club, and the Toledo Pi Phi Alumnae Club. She was also a charter member of the "Old Exec Committee."

For 17 years, Jill co-owned the Kaleidoscope Needlepoint shop, first in west Toledo and then in downtown Sylvania. She loved running her own business and teaching others to needlepoint. Her home always looked stunning at Christmas with her beautiful needlepoint stockings on the mantle and ornaments on the trees.

Jill's greatest passion was her family. She was a devoted wife to her sweetheart, Larry. They were true partners. They encouraged and supported each other and had lots of fun along the way. For their 25th wedding anniversary, they had a "year of celebration" during which they did something special every month, culminating in a grand trip to Hawaii. For their 50th they took several trips down memory lane, returning to Camp Cheley, Bradley University, and every one of the homes they shared throughout their marriage.

Jill was a loving mother to her two children and "Mimi" to her four grandchildren, and she treasured her many friends.

Jill had a kind heart and a generous spirit. She loved deeply through infinite small gestures— a little note, an encouraging word, a timely hug, a tender glance— and had a calming and reassuring way about her. She will be missed.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Larry Peterson; son, Tad Peterson; daughter, Erin Peterson; grandchildren, Marnie, Tommy, Darbi, and Hadlee Peterson; brother, Jack Cussins (Denver, CO); sister-in-law, Judy Peterson Wood and brother-in-law, Adrian Barton (Tucson, AZ); sister-in-law, Molly Peterson Fitzpatrick and brother-in-law, Jack Fitzpatrick (Travelers Rest, SC); and eight nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and father.

A celebration of Jill's life will be held on Saturday, December 28 at 10 a.m. at Sylvania United Church of Christ at 7240 Erie St. A luncheon will be held after the service at Stone Oak Country Club until 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family are asked to consider a donation to the Junior League of Toledo Endowment Campaign at 27 Broadway St #100D, Toledo, OH 43604 or at www.juniorleaguetoledo.org. Stories, memories, and condolences are greatly appreciated. You may share them with Ansberg Funeral Home at 3000 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43613 or at www.ansberg-west.com.

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November 13, 2019

 

Angela Conti-Smith

Angela Conti-Smith, 47, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away November 10, 2019 after a battle with cancer that rivaled the ferocity of her Michigan Wolverines. Whether it was cheering her children on at sporting events, doing Aveda make up at New York Fashion Week shows, or just enjoying family and friends during Sunday Fundays, Angela was all in and all there. Born to Michael and Deb Conti of Bryan, Ohio at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland on November 11, 1971 and loving big sister to Rebeca Conti, Angela wisely pursued her desire to study cosmetology, and also to marry her first and forever love, Craig Smith. Angela had a very successful 25+ year career that she cherished at Salon Hazelton in Perrysburg, OH, and was a long-time, esteemed Aveda Makeup Mentor Purefessional, Aveda Makeup Artist and Educator. She was with her loving husband Craig for over 30 years. Angela would say that her children Cotter (18) and Sophie (15) are her greatest achievements. Both are kind and loving people and gifted athletes, instilled with strength and a drive to do great things by their mother and father.

Angela embraced life and lived it big. True to her Italian heritage, she showed her love emphatically and demonstrably, quick with big hugs and frequent "I love yous." She had a lifelong love of fitness and one of her favorite phrases "You gotta keep moving" reflected her whole worldview.

Angela is survived by her husband Craig, children Cotter and Sophie, parents Michael and Deb Conti, sister Rebeca (Victoria) Conti, as well as nephews and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family and friends.

A celebration of Angela's life will be held at Carranor Hunt & Polo Club, 502 E. Second St., Perrysburg, OH on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM. Family and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to the Angela Conti Smith She Finished the Race Cross Country Scholarship Fund at www.shefinishedtherace.com or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

 

Elizabeth "Betty" Ruth Kirk

Elizabeth "Betty" Ruth Kirk passed away peacefully in her home on November 6, surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Norman and Ruth Matheson on March 23, 1929, in Toledo. Betty graduated from Waite High School in 1947 and married the late Roger Kirk in 1949. They moved to Oregon, Ohio in 1952 and had 2 daughters.

Betty was a model with the McHenry Modeling Agency in the 1950s and later became a manager at Manpower Temporary Employment Services. During the 1970s, she helped develop the computer technology at Heating Trades Supplies, the family company. In her spare time, she dabbled in sculpting, quilting, sewing and DIY projects around the house and enjoyed dancing with her husband at Centennial Terrace on Saturday nights. She was an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church since its founding. She will be most remembered for her constant support of her family and her legacy of laughter, joy and unconditional love.

Betty is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Gary Hall; nephew and niece, Oliver and Ashley Hall; daughters, Lynne Zymaris and Kimberly (Terry) Sandwisch; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on December 26 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oregon, Ohio.

 

November 3, 2019

 David M. Barnes

David M. Barnes, 91, died Thursday, October 24, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland, Oregon. David was born October 2, 1928 in Chicago to John Morgan Haviland and Edith McKenzie and on August 18, 1951 in Newark, Ohio married Annabelle "AB" Alexander who died August 4, 2001.

He was a chemist and an executive for Owens Corning Fiberglas before retiring and completing his masters in Sports Physiology at BGSU. He was a member and webmaster of the Maumee Valley Wheelmen bicycle club before moving to Portland.

Surviving are 4 children, Marilyn D. Barnes McCoy of Toledo, OH, Richard D. (Rejeanna) Barnes of Aloha, OR, Edward D. Barnes of King City, OR, and Nancy J. (Dick) Sisler of Vermillion, OH; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Barnes Wheeler and first born child, Jeffrey D. Barnes.

In honoring David's wishes, there will be no services. The family will host a reception for family, friends, and guests from 2-5 p.m. Sunday November 24, 2019 at the Maumee Bay State Park Lodge (Barnes Celebration of Life).

 Susan Camille (Hatas) Munz

Four Days shy of her 82nd birthday, Susan (Sue) Camille Hatas Munz lost her battle with pancreatic cancer as God called her home to be with her many friends and family who preceded her. A first generation American, born to parents Laura and Thomas J. Hatas, who immigrated to America as teenagers from the then Czechoslovakian Republic through the Port of New York, Sue was proud of her heritage. She was also proud of her parents resolve to seek out a better place for themselves and their family in America in 1903, eventually settling in the small community of Rossford, Ohio, just outside of Toledo.

As a young woman, she was always leading the way showing unyielding determination to succeed. First attending St. Rose Parochial School in Perrysburg, Ohio, she then entered Mercy School of Nursing and upon graduation joined the United States Air Force, serving with distinction as a First Lieutenant from 1960-1962, in the 819th Surgical Medical Group, Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. After her Air Force service, Sue turned her attention to surgical nursing, where she had developed a skill that would take her from Colorado to Texas, Michigan to Ohio and eventually bringing her to Jacksonville, in 1969.

In Jacksonville, Sue lead the opening of the open-heart surgical team at St. Vincent's Hospital and then was recruited to work on the heart team at Memorial Hospital. She also specialized in labor and delivery as well as working in the early days of in vitro fertilization. Her career in nursing lasted 48 years.

Sue is survived in life by her son, Michael R. Munz and his partner Dr. Paul D. Eason; her daughter, Michelle Marie Duke and son-in-law William Duke and grandchildren, Zachary Davis Duke and Sidney Marie Duke; as well as her sister, Laurie Ivey of Jacksonville. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom she loved and cherished.

In a recent note she received from one of her nieces, Kris Hatas Frederickson, Kris noted, "… not everyone can say they've found fulfillment with a successful military career as well as a surgical nurse while raising two wonderful children on your own – you are a girl after my own heart with the many firsts, that you have achieved throughout your life".

Sue loved to travel, was committed to her career and helping people, and was a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan and Jaguar fan who she cheered on with unbridled enthusiasm. Sue was dedicated to her children and their success. She spoke with joy about her son's accomplishments in business, politics and his non-profit support and called her daughter her "Angel" on earth who she said the Lord blessed her with as not only the most wonderful daughter she could ask for but as a wonderful wife and role model to her own children.

Sue asked that in lieu of flowers, that friends and family consider making donations to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the Jacksonville Humane Society.

A graveside service will be held at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, 32218 on Friday, November 22nd at 2:30 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life, location to be announced.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME OF MANDARIN, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.

 

 

October 20, 2019

Clinton "Clint" Alvah Mauk

Clinton "Clint" Alvah Mauk, 92, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Northwest Ohio on October 16th, 2019.

Clint was born to Stanley Morris Mauk and Alice Robert Mauk on July 18, 1927 in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up in Eagle Point Colony and attended school at Rossford Public Schools, Maumee Valley Country Day School, and graduated from Middlesex School in 1945. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17 years old, and served as a Seaman 1st class. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He attended Dartmouth College, and received his degree in English in 1950. He married his sweetheart Cornelia "Pat" Kelsey Lathrop on June 8, 1953 in Toledo, Ohio.

After graduating from Dartmouth, he joined the family lumber business, where he eventually became President. In 1967, the family closed the business, and Clint then joined the First National Bank of Toledo. He was Vice President of Operations until he left the bank in 1987. He then spent more than two years as Director of Development for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, helping to build a Development Office, and a new endowment fund.

He was very active in community and service organizations for his entire life. He was a founder of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, and the Black Swamp Conservancy. He served the United Way for 30 years. He was a 25-gallon blood donor. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Toledo for more than 65 years, where he variably served as President, Board Member, and Member of the Foundation Board. He wrote a book, "Historical Tales of Toledo", and all profits from the sale of that book went to the Rotary Foundation. He gave hundreds of talks on the history of Toledo and Northwest Ohio. He served on many local boards, including Compass, the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Toledo Red Cross, Historic Perrysburg, the 577 Foundation, the Child and Family Agency, Maumee Valley Country Day School, Levis Square Ministries, the Toledo Mental Hygiene Clinic, the Belmont Country Club, and the Carranor Club. He chaired Perrysburg School levies for several years.

Clint was an avid organic gardener, bird watcher, fly tyer and fly fisherman. He fly fished with his wife all over the world, including east Africa, New Zealand, Alaska, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the Bahamas. They spent years enjoying the Florida Keys. He loved playing golf, tennis, bridge, gin rummy, and poker. He was a master story teller.

Clint was preceded in death by his wife, Cornelia "Pat" Kelsey Mauk; parents, Alice and Stanley M. Mauk; his brother Robert M. Mauk; and his daughter in law Sheryl Holden Mauk. He is survived by his son Jeffrey Mauk and his wife Judith Grey of Denver, CO; his daughter Elizabeth (Mauk) Harris and her husband Bob Harris of Wetumpka, AL; his son John Mauk and his wife Diane Mauk of Alexandria, VA; and his daughter Caroline (Mauk) Walsh and her husband Martin Walsh of Cos Cob, CT.; six grandchildren: Clint Mauk; Taylor and Holden Mauk; and Drew, Emily, and James Walsh.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30 pm, Friday, November 22nd at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary St., Perrysburg, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Perrysburg, The Rotary Club of Toledo Foundation, Black Swamp Conservancy, or a charitable organization of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Online condolences may be left at

www.witzlershank.com

 

 October 12, 2019

David V. Spitler

David V. Spitler, age 58, died on August 18, 2019, in Kingshill, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. He was born in Toledo on November 27, 1960, to Clement and Mary (Roseborough) Spitler. David was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Linda; daughter Kristy Spitler; son Rob (Dani) Madden; sisters Kathleen (Bill) Manley, Mary (Ralph) Matzinger; brother Charles Spitler; nephew Ian; nieces Margaret, Elizabeth, and Carolyn. Services will be on Saturday, November 23, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2770 W. Central. Visitation at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew's or Toledo Animal Rescue. Condolences for the family can be left on www.reebfuneralhome.com