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

August 22, 2019

Margaret Alexander Bacon

Margaret Alexander Bacon, wife of the late Robert G. Bacon, originally from Toledo, Ohio and previously from Lake Seneca, Montpelier, Ohio, passed away quietly June 15th, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones.

A celebration of Margaret's life will be held on Saturday, August 24th, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 300 Warner St, Walbridge, Ohio, at 11:00 to Noon. A luncheon will follow mass in the church auditorium. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be forward to Williams County Humane Society.

Matthew M. Casey

Matthew Casey passed away suddenly on August 20th surrounded by family. Matthew is survived by his daughter, Morgan and siblings Patricia (Edwards), Kathleen (Hart) and Erin (Centa). In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Gesu Catholic Parish, 2049 Parkside Blvd, Toledo on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM with an hour of visitation prior. A graveside service will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Helen J. (Foth) Dorfmeyer

Helen J. (Foth) Dorfmeyer, of Toledo, died on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the age of 96. She was born on July 20, 1923 in Toledo to John E. and Ethel (Navarre) Foth. Helen graduated from Trinity Lutheran School, St. Ursula Academy and Capital University.

A third generation Funeral Director, she had been licensed in the State of Ohio for over 60 years. Her grandfather, John C. Foth founded the business in 1892. Since then, the business has had several locations in Toledo, two on Nebraska Ave and then Jefferson Ave (at Collingwood Blvd). This is where she met her future husband, Emery W. Dorfmeyer, Sr. They were married in 1946. Together, they built the current location on Sylvania Ave., opening in 1962 and worked there for 54 years before his death in 2000. Their daughter, Susan Dorfmeyer Strup, is now the fourth generation Ohio licensed funeral director to operate the family business.

Helen's memberships included the Toledo Women's Club, Zonta Club of Toledo I and St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Over the years, Helen and Emery enjoyed making return visits to their honeymoon spot, The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA. They also enjoyed their many friendships at Sylvania CC and their OSU/Birthday group. Helen especially loved spending time at her condo on Catawba Island and being amused by the antics of her "Catawba Kids."

Besides the 125 year history of the family business, she would often talk about Peter Navarre, her great-great-grandfather, an early settler of Northwestern Ohio and famous scout during the War of 1812.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Larry and Emery Jr. and brother and sister-in-law, John N. and Charlotte Foth.

Surviving is her daughter and son in law, Susan and David Strup; beloved granddaughters, Abby (Terry) Bopp and Caroline (Chris) Parker; and nieces and nephews. Helen always considered Mike Zerner and John Castillo as sons of her own.

Visitation will be held at the Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary, 3815 Sylvania Ave. (at Woodley Rd) on Thursday from 2:00-7:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Peter Bomer officiating.

Interment Toledo Memorial Park.

We wish to thank her wonderful caregivers Amber, D'Arcy, Geralyn, Haley, Kim, Taisha and Tina for all of their compassion shown to Helen over the years.

Memorial contributions are preferred to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

www.fothdorfmeyer.com

Jesus "Jesse" Gonzalez, Jr.

Jesus "Jesse" Gonzalez, Jr., age 71 of Maumee, passed away with his loving family by his side on Monday evening, August 19, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born June 28, 1948 to Jesus Gonzalez, Sr. and Andrea (Mireles) Gonzalez in Laredo, Texas. Jesse graduated from Woodward High School and shortly after he married the love of his life, Conception "Connie" (Marroquin) Gonzalez on May 6, 1967 in Toledo. Jesse was the owner and operator of La Fronteriza, Inc. for 23 years, a well-known tortilla factory in Toledo. He was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year of Northwest Ohio, an award he and his family were very proud of.

One of Jesse's passions was boating; he loved the water and boating on Catawba Island and Lake Erie with family and many dear friends. He also was very supportive of his grandchildren's school and sporting events, he could be found cheering them on! Most important to Jesse was his family; he was a loving and dedicated husband to Connie for 52 years; wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His legacy will live on through his family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Connie Gonzalez; children, Trina (Tony) Yarrito, Cindy (Chris) Valentine and Jesse III (Trinity) Gonzalez; grandchildren, Paul, Angel, Nick, Alex, Gina, Brandon, Marcos, C.J. and Eva; great-grandchildren, Juliana, Sophia, Nevaeh, Hayden and Kamryn; siblings, Emma (Homer) Canales, Virginia (Simon) Rodriquez, Mary (Pete) Rios, Gracie (Rogelio) Hernandez, Irma (Bob) Guerrero, Roman "Mickey" (Sylvia) Gonzalez, Lydia (Joe) Ruiz and Nancy Rios; mother-in-law, Vera Marroquin and furry friends, Mickey and Blanca. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Cesar J. Gonzalez and father-in-law, Rudolfo Marroquin.

The family will receive guests on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 2-8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home - West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Rd., Toledo, OH 43617 (419-392-9500). Jesse's Funeral Service will begin Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Mrs. Corliss M. Hightower

Mrs. Corliss M. Hightower, 60, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019, in the Mercy Health St. Vincent Hospital. She is survived by 1 daughter; 2 sons; 8 grandchildren; 3 sisters and 8 brothers. Funeral Services will begin at 11 am on Friday, August 23, 2019, at the Ebenezer M. B. Church, 2001 Ashland Ave, Toledo, OH 43620, preceded by a 10 am Family Hour/Wake.

cbrownfuneralhome.com.

Baby Maceo Antonio Johnson

Johnson, Baby Maceo Antonio, age 8 days, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 16, 2019. Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Lynn Norman Lippincott

Lynn Norman Lippincott, age 77, of Toledo, passed away at his home while under hospice care with his children and his beloved dog, Reba by his side. He was born on February 20, 1942 to Norman B. and Louise E. (Kulwicki) Lippincott in Toledo. Lynn proudly served in the U.S. Army and retired from GM Powertrain after over 30 years of service as a sheet metal repairman. He married the love of his life, Gael L. (Holliger) Lippincott on June 4, 1964 and she preceded him in passing in 2012. Later in life, Lynn and Gael raised and trained dogs and before Gael passed away, Lynn promised his wife that he would show their dog Reba and receive a title for her. And he did, so much that he won the title of Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH) and went onto compete in the Obedience competition at the West Minster Dog Show in New York with the help of countless others. Lynn was proud of himself that he exceeded his wife's promise before she passed away. Lynn was also an active Board member and former member of the Toledo Kennel Club.

Left to cherish his memory are his twins, Beth (Joseph) Lippincott-Hughey and Douglas Lippincott; sister, Karen (Randy) Ristow; canine companions, Reba and Splash; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas (Kathleen) Holliger and Lael Challen; nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gael Lippincott; brother, Gary Lippincott; nephew, Adam Ristow and brother-in-law, Dennis Challen.

The family will receive guests on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1-3:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with his Memorial Service starting at 3:00 p.m.

In Lynn's memory, memorial contributions may be made to Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence - A Program of The Ability Center or to the Toledo Kennel Club.

At Lynn's request, he donated his body to UTMC Anatomical Program which was a selfless and noble act to help many others.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Mary Ann Louy

Mary Ann Louy, 98, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Mary Ann was born to Arthur and Catherine Louy on September, 3, 1920.

Mary Ann was a teacher at Perrysburg High School for 25 years. She graduated from DeSales College in 1942 and received her M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Toledo in 1950.

Mary Ann served as Head of the Science Department, and as President of the Perrysburg Teachers Association. She was on the Board of Directors for the Black Swamp Unit of the Ohio Educational Association. In the early 80's she and Eloise Kuhlman started the Perrysburg Retired Teachers Group.

Mary Ann also taught at North Baltimore, Lemoyne, Walbridge, Libbey, and the American Dependent School in Fukuoka, Japan. She is a lifetime member of the Ohio, National, and Wood County Retired Teachers, and the UT Alumni Association. She was a member of the American Chemical Society and its local Toledo Section, DeSales College Alumni, Salesian Club (a past president) and has been Vice President of the U.S. Section of St. Joan's International Alliance.

As a member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns parish, she served on Parish Council from 1976 – 1979, and in the early 80's organized St. Patrick's Never-Married Adult Group.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; brother James; sister Sr. Mary Immaculata, O.P.; and niece Janet Brueshaber. She is survived by her nephews Michael (Vickie) Louy and James (Karen) Louy; great nieces and nephews Scott, Angie (Tony) Gioiella, Stephanie Louy, Joe Salzman, James Louy, Chris and Crystal Louy, Terrie (John) Gibbons and Rob (Jeannie) Diehl, John, Thomas, Matthew and Elizabeth; great great nieces and nephews Alyssa Heer, Ava Heer, Ashton Gioiella and Aiden Gioiella, Kendra, Chase and Addison; special cousins Allan and Edward Bocik.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Jennifer at Legacy at Monclova for her compassionate care.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Joan of Arc Church, 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, on Friday, August 23 at 11:00 a.m. where the family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Please view and sign the online guest registry at www.coylefuneralhome.com

Andrea Maggie Renee Proctor

Andrea Maggie Renee Proctor, age 60, of Sylvania, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 2, 1958 to Thomas and Edna (Lofton) Humphrey in Akron, Ohio. Andrea was confirmed at St. Peters Church in Akron, OH. She also attended St. Martin de Porres in Toledo until she no longer could. Andrea worked in the fast food industry and in daycare for many years until illness forced her to retire. She loved drawing and art and had a passion for music. Andrea's smile and spirit will live on in our hearts forever.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her sister, Stephanie McQuirter; and niece, Carmen McMillan. Andrea is survived by her loving daughters, Andrea M. Proctor, Celeste (Michael) Jackson, and Holli M. Proctor; 6 grandchildren; mother, Edna Humphrey; siblings, Oscar McQuirter, Edna McQuirter, Hannah McQuirter, Susan (Paul) Lee and Phyllis Humphrey; 2 uncles; 6 aunts; and many other extended family members and dear friends.

The family will receive guests on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 2 – 4:00 p.m. at Newcomer – Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900) with Memorial Services beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 401 Tomahawk Dr., Maumee, OH 43537.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Leo J. Reinhart, Jr.

Reinhart, Jr., Leo J., age 78 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away august 21, 2019. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Ray W. Reynolds

Reynolds, Ray W., age 84 years, of Wayne, OH, passed away August 20, 2019. Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, OH. As published in The Blade

MaDonna J. “Donna” Schreiner

Schreiner, MaDonna J. “Donna”, age 9 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away August 20, 2019. Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Mildred Jeell Sharp

Sharp, Mildred Jewell, age 90 years, of Tiffin, OH, passed away August 21, 2019. Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Francis L. "Frank" Skeldon, III

Francis L. "Frank" Skeldon, III, age 82, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2019 surrounded by his family and friends. Frank was born on August 25, 1936 in Toledo, OH, to Francis L. Skeldon, Jr. and Catherine (Scanlon) Skeldon. He was a 1954 graduate of Central Catholic High School. Frank proudly served in the U. S. Marine Corps, and then worked for the Jeep Plant. His love for adventure took him both to Denver, Colorado and Yankton, South Dakota for over 30 years, where he worked in logistics management, and finally returned to Toledo. During most all of his life, Frank was a proud 40 year member of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. He taught the true essence of the 12 step program, and was a sponsor to many men in recovery. Frank enjoyed the Denver Broncos, walking and BINGO.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Elizabeth Hipp and Mary Sue Hare. He is survived by his sisters, Kathy Woodward and Therese Mitchell, many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Visitation will be held at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Friday, August 23, from 2-8 p.m. with a Scripture Service and Sharing of Memories at 7 p.m. The funeral will begin at Coyle on Saturday, August 24, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass at OLPH church, where Frank was a lifelong member. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to the Adams House or the Open Door Men's Ministries.

Please leave a condolence message and view Frank's Memorial Video at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

Russell E. Small

1934-2019

Russell E. Small passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019. Russell resided in Morenci, MI, during the summer and Wauseon, OH, in the winter months. Prior to that he was a long-time resident of Toledo, Ohio. Born to parents Art and Mable Small. Russell served in the U.S. Army and was a very proud American.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alice Ann Small; his brother, Orville Small; children, Donald Burnett (Kim), Cheryl (Jim) Piasecki, Samantha Small (Dave) Mark Small (Patricia), Greg Small, Dale Allemeier (Donna), Dawn Burnett and Johnny Black. He has 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, son and grandson.

A Celebration of Life for Russ will be held Sunday, August 25th, at the Green Valley Campground Clubhouse, 11500 Morenci Rd., Morenci, MI 49256 at 1:00 pm. Military Service by Morenci American Legion will begin at 2:00 pm.

Coneda Smallwood

Smallwood, Coneda, age 84 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away August 20, 2019. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Robert E. Spenthoff

Robert E. Spenthoff, 77, passed away on August 17, 2019. He was born on November 29, 1941 to Robert J. and Sylvia (Haley) Spenthoff in Toledo. Robert worked for the Anderson's, Cook's, Ontario, Rinks, Bargain City, and Washington Distributors. Bob married his loving wife Sharon on October 2, 1992. He was the patriarch of the Spenthoff family. Although Bob and Sharon did not have children of their own, he cherished his nieces and nephews and was affectionately known as "U.B." – a John Candy role as Uncle Buck. Bob was an avid Mud Hens and Detroit Tigers fan. He enjoyed playing pool and euchre, entertaining crowds of people at the Margaret Hunt Senior Center during monthly talent shows and was also a professional lip-syncher and air guitar player.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving is his wife of 25 years, Sharon (Calhoun); siblings, Ginger (Richard) Lumbrezer, Connie (Mark) Briel, Jim Spenthoff and Kathy Spenthoff (JD Riker); and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Interment will be private.

The family would like to thank the staff at Advanced Health Care for all their care and support.

Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

August 21, 2019

Florence M. Aschliman

Aschliman, Florence M., age 100 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away August 13, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Bonnie Jean Baker

Baker, Bonnie Jean, age 72 years, of Samaria, MI, passed away August 19, 2019. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Robert Royal Beach Jr. ObituaryRobert Royal Beach Jr.

Robert Royal Beach Jr., age 79, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born August 26, 1939 to Robert R. Sr. and Helen (Rill) Beach in Toledo.

Robert graduated from DeVilbiss High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired as a machine operator at Champion Spark Plug after 26 years. Robert loved watching his grandchildren play sports, the Cleveland Indians, Browns, and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He also enjoyed bowling in his younger years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Sharon; son, Bryan (Susie) Beach; daughter, Robin (Scott) Struffolino; grandchildren, Kaylie and Kevin Beach, Robert Ryan, and Tyler Struffolino.

Family and Friends will be received on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 2-8 P.M. at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee. The Funeral service will be Friday, August 23, 2019 at 11 A.M. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Roth Memorial Cemetery, Monclova, Ohio. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made

at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Lauvern Boyd

Boyd, Lauvern, age 71 years, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away August 19, 2019. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Luckey, OH. As published in The Blade

Gary Paul Brysacz

Gary Paul Brysacz, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 26 at the age of 81. Gary was a loving husband, dad and grandpa. He worked hard, loved deeply, lived life to the fullest, was courageous, strong and faithful. He was a friend of Bill W for over 40 years. Gary impacted many on his journey of life and will be greatly missed by those who knew him. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Bea; daughters Lynn and Sue (Grigsby), grandchildren Nate and (Jessica), Drew and (Cammie) and Virginia.

There will be visitation for family and friends starting at 9:00 a.m. on August 24th at St. Patrick's of Heatherdowns in the lower level of the church until the start of Mass at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Sandra Ann Connolly

Sandra Ann Connolly, 80, of South Toledo, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the home of her daughter.

Sandra was a waitress for many years at Schmucker's Restaurant on Reynolds Road in Toledo. She was a member of St. Hyacinth Catholic Church.

Sandra was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Connolly; son, Bobbie and daughter Monica Connolly Myers. She is survived by her children, Brad (Tina) Connolly and Deborah (Mark) Klein. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great–grandchildren. . .

Visitation will be held at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, Ohio on Friday, August 23rd from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. from St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, Parkside Blvd., Toledo. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. . .

The family would like to thank Dr. Ronald Wainz and the Doctors and staff of Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their devoted care and comfort given to Sandra. Memorial contribution are requested to be made to Hospice of NWO. .

walterfuneralhome.com.

Jerry Brooks Cubbage

Jerry Brooks Cubbage, 81, of Springfield (formerly Maumee and Gahanna, Ohio) passed away on June 30th, 2019 following a courageous year and a half battle with lung cancer. A memorial service will be held at Littleton and Rue Funeral Home, 830 N. Limestone St., Springfield, Ohio 45503 at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24th, 2019., Pastors Ron Lokhorst and Cynthia Atwater officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at Jenkins Chapel Cemetery, Cable, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Open Hands Free Store, Springfield Ohio. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent through www.littletonandrue.com.

Carolyn G. Durling

Durling, Carolyn G., age 91 years, of Hudson, MI, passed away August 19, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Hudson, MI. As published in The Blade

Robert Charles Holtfreter

Robert Charles Holtfreter, 55, of Toledo, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at his home. He was born in Sylvania, Ohio to Charles Robert and Delores Deanna (Law) Holtfreter on May 3, 1964. Rob graduated from Whitmer High School in 1982, where he excelled in football. Rob worked as a Journeyman electrician as a member of the IBEW Local 8 Union. He also graduated from Owens Community College with his Associate's Degree in Biomedical Technology. Rob loved golfing, Kentucky horse racing, and was a diehard Pittsburg Steelers fan.

Rob is survived by his daughters, Nicole Lynn Holtfreter, Megan Christine Holtfreter; mother, Delores Holtfreter; former spouse, Michelle (Bob) Holtfreter; siblings, Reatha (Steve) Harrison, Deborah (Raymond) Jablonski; nieces and nephews, Amanda and Joseph (Whitney) Jablonski, Lucas Harrison, Derek (Samantha) Harrison, Kyle Curran; numerous extended family members; and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Robert Holtfreter; and grandparents, Margaret and Joe Fest.

Friends will be received on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH 43623 (419-841-2422). A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH 43614. Burial will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions in Rob's name may be made to the Cherry Street Mission. walkerfuneralhomes.com

Kathern LeBowsky

LeBowsky, Kathern V., age 69 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 17, 2019. Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade Mantel, Emma M., age 86 years, of Midland, MI, passed away August 18, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Melvin Marx

Marx, Melvin, age 75 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 13, 2019. Cremation Society, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Milton Jay Mullett

Milton Jay "Hank" Mullett, 83, of Findlay, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at his home. He was born on December 8, 1935 in Toledo, OH to the late Jay and Vivian (Deck) Mullett.

On February 2, 1957, he married Gloria S. Reisser, and she survives. He is also survived by his sons, Jay Alan (Rhonda) Mullett of Findlay, and Gene C. (Lyndsey) Mullett of Columbus, OH.

Hank was a 1953 graduate of Macomber High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961 as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. Hank retired as an installer for Western Electric Company. He was a member of the AMVETS Post #21, DAV Buddy Chapter #43, Findlay Moose lodge #698, Findlay Shrine Club, F&AM Masonic Lodge #227, and the Damascus Shrine.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Sugar Ridge Cemetery, 5695 SR 613, Leipsic, OH 45856. Pastor Tom Mellott will officiate. The Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad will perform full military rites. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2211 N Oak Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60707 or to Bridge Home Health & Hospice of Findlay. Online Condolences may be left for the family at www.coldrencrates.com

Rae Marie Myers

Myers, Rae Marie, age 70 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away August 18, 2019. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Dorothy A. Nowak

Dorothy Nowak peacefully passed on to her eternal reward Monday, August 19, 2019 surrounded by her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was born in Toledo, OH to Ollie (Aloysius) and Sophie (Nowaczyk) Wieczorek on November 22, 1935.

Dorothy will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She married L. Richard (Dick) Nowak on April 21, 1956 and he survives. Other survivors are their two children, Cindy (Marty) McGurk and Greg (Lisa) Nowak. Her grandchildren are Andy (Colleen) McGurk, Dan McGurk, and Mitch (Stephanie Koppert) McGurk. They fondly called Dorothy, "Nana" and were most fortunate to enjoy many family gatherings and travels with their grandparents. Two great grandchildren, Theodore James McGurk and namesake Dorothy Lucille McGurk were the sunshine of Dorothy's life. Also surviving and part of the family are two brothers-in law, David (Jan) Nowak and Fred Nowak. Dorothy will be missed and remembered by her family, cousins, and friends.

"Junior," as Dick called her, attended Central Catholic High School. She was a dental assistant before marriage. Dorothy was also self-employed in being a forerunner in organizing and running a home cleaning business before they became popular.

Dorothy loved humming birds and gardening. She also enjoyed bingo, visits to the casino, and belonged to a bunco club with other moms from St. Hyacinth parish who became lifelong friends. Dick and Dorothy were fortunate to have traveled to several places in the U.S. and Europe. Dorothy was also a travelling companion and supporter of her husband's many endeavors.

Family and friends can visit on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 3-7 p.m. at the W.K Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. The rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. and will be led by sister-in-law, Sr. Geraldine Nowak, OSF. The Liturgy of Resurrection will be Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Hyacinth Church, Parkside Blvd. Visitation will also be held at the Church beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 23. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

In place of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lucas County Special Olympics.

Dorothy's adult children, Cindy and Greg would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to their father, Dick, for being a superb caregiver these last four years. Dick and Dorothy also modeled for their children and grandchildren how to live out their marriage vows.

Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Dennis E. Prange

Dennis E. Prange, age 65, of Ottawa Lake, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at The Hospice of Northwestern Ohio following a 10-month courageous battle with kidney cancer. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on August 10, 1954, to Don and Pat Prange.

Dennis graduated from Whitmer High School in 1972 and enjoyed playing mud volleyball and softball as a young adult. He became a lifelong carpenter by trade, following in his dad's footsteps. He loved picking up extra projects outside of his usual work schedule to help anyone out who needed it. In recent days, he enjoyed his carpentry, attending Bowling Green and Walleye hockey games, going to Whiteford High School football games, solving sudoku puzzles, and croquet tournaments. He was famously known for his quick wit, one liners, and sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his father, Don. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Irene; mother, Pat; daughters, Kayla, Kristen and Amber; and brothers, Mark, Greg, Jeff, Steve and Dan.

Friends may gather at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Sunday, August 25, at 3:00pm for a visitation, with the memorial starting at 4:00pm.

American Cremation Events assisted the family with arrangements.

Maria Ramos

Ramos, Maria, age 74 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 19, 2019. Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Alela J. Sarkisian

Alela J. Sarkisian, 81, of Ottawa Lake, MI, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the Promedica Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania. She was born in Monroe County, April 19, 1938, to parents Albert and Vivian (McColley) Kutzke, and they preceded her in death.

Alela is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Bart Sarkisian; daughters, Alela "Susie" Hennessy and Arrow (Kevin) Dickerson; sons, Allan and Alex Rodewald; grandchildren, Austin and Zachary Dickerson, and Alex Jay Rodewald; brother, Fred Kutzke; and stepdaughter, Stacie (Dan) Wachowiak and their children, Taryn and Taylee.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, OH. Thursday, August 22nd from 4 – 9 PM. The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted at the St. Michael Lutheran Church, Ottawa Lake, MI, at 11 AM, Friday the 23rd where family and friends may gather one-hour prior. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider the St. Michael Lutheran Church or the Promedica Ebeid Hospice Residence. Online condolences www.reebfuneralhome.com

Kathy Lynn Schroeder

Kathy L. Schroeder, age 58, passed away after an arduous fight with scleroderma; it was her amazing family and triumphant spirit that kept here for a little longer. She was born on October 5, 1960 to Robert and Carole (Dayton) Baird in Toledo. Kathy was a 1978 graduate of Bowsher High School and a 1980 graduate of Northwest Ohio Practical Nurse Training Center where she became an LPN. She worked for local nursing homes over the years in the Toledo area, including West Park Place, Swan Pointe Care Center and Genacross. In her spare time she was a fierce card player who often said, "there's no family in cards! Kathy also enjoyed the casino, board games and watching movies with her son. She also looked forward to the places she'd travel to with her long time companion, Bob Overmyer. Together they went to Santa Barbara where she dipped her feet in the Pacific Ocean, they visited the Four Corners and Mt. Rushmore, memories that will always be cherished.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Randy (Angela) Schroeder and daughter, Kimberly Woodby; grandchildren that knew her as "Nana", Kyle and Piper and grand dog, Lola; long time companion, Bob Overmyer and his daughter, Tiffany Overmyer; brother, R. Michael (Madeline) Baird and sister, Barbara (Steve) McMichael. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Schroeder.

The family will receive guests on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 3-8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with her Funeral Service starting on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Kathy's memory to the Scleroderma Foundation.

Her family would also like to specially thank Bob Overmyer, Kathy's companion for the kind support and love he provided to her. Please know you made a huge difference in her life and know that it was greatly appreciated by many.

To leave a special message for Kathy's family please visit, www.NewcomerToledo.com

Romaine I. Stuckey

Stuckey, I. Romaine, age 79 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away August 18, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Carolyn S, Walker

Walker, Carolyn S., age 82 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away August 19, 2019. Grisier-Weigel Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Judith Rae Williamson

Williamson, Judith Rae, age 69 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 16, 2019. Freck Funeral Chapel, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

BERNHARDT A. "BERNIE" ZEIHER

Bernie Zeiher, age 89, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at Ohio Living Swan Creek, Toledo, Ohio. Bernie had many redeeming qualities including his strong Catholic faith, love of Family, work, community service, and golf. He was a longtime parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church. He joined the Knights of Columbus during college and remained a third-degree member until his death.

Bernie was born in Sandusky, Ohio on Sept 27, 1929, to Bernhardt G. and Mary (Wagner) Zeiher. He graduated from Sandusky St. Mary's HS in 1947. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Georgetown University in 1951 and then a Master in Hospital Administration from Northwestern University in 1954. After serving as an Assistant Administrator at Riverside Hospital in Toledo and St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV, he became the President and CEO of the area's only Osteopathic hospital, Parkview, in Toledo, Ohio. From 1964 until his retirement in 1991, Bernie guided Parkview to a high level of care to residents in Northwest Ohio and SE Michigan. He would oversee two expansion programs in 1969 and 1981. After his retirement, he remained active in community healthcare including serving as Chair of the Swan Creek Board, and member of the OPRC (Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Community – now Ohio Living) Board from 1992 to 2002, and an at large member of the Operations Committee from 2003-2006.

Bernie's major accomplishments include his service as President of the Hospital Council of NW Ohio in 1972 and Chairman of the American Osteopathic Hospital Association in 1976. He became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives in 1978. Bernie also served as the Chairman of the Board of the American College of Osteopathic Hospital Administrators in 1978, which he described as the epitome of his career. He was a representative to the Council on Federal Health Program and the Committee on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association and served as an Accreditation Inspector. He became a Life Member of the American Hospital Association in 1983 and received the Award of Merit from the American Osteopathic Hospital Association (their highest honor) in recognition of his leadership in 1983. He received the College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives Distinguished Service Award in 1989. Locally, he served as President of the Hospital Council of NW Ohio, had two terms as President of the Ohio Osteopathic Hospital Association, and NW District chairman and member of the Board of the Ohio Hospital Association.

Despite his many accomplishments Bernie held Family most dear and he was always there to give his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren his love and support. From baptisms to weddings to graduations, to ball games, Bernie was there. He had a passion for golf. He was a longtime member of Sylvania Country Club from 1964 to 2008 where he also served as a Vice President and Board member. His two Holes-In-One in 1981 and 1997 were highlights of his golfing legacy. He traveled to Scotland with his Dad to play the famous course at St. Andrews in 1985. He continued to play golf into his 80's and was an avid bridge player. After retirement he became a "snowbird" wintering in Gulf Shores, AL.

He met his first wife, Nancy Farrell, working at Cedar Point during college. They married in 1951 and had 4 children. Nancy passed away in 1987. Bernie remarried in 1989 to Joan Thorpe, a high school classmate. She preceded him in death in 2012. He was also preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Mary Martha in 1931, and Eleanore Palmison in 2007, and brothers-in-law William Farrell in 1998 and Charles Palmison in 1977.

Surviving are his 4 children, Mary (Paul) Nungester, Ann (Byron) Appling, Bernice (Daniel) Gust, and Bernie (Paula) Zeiher. Also, surviving are his 11 grandchildren, Paul (Nicole) Nungester, Sandy (Paul) Adam, Katie (Jay) Zawisza, Julie (Mike) Ritter, Karen (Brian) French, Bruce (Gloria) Appling, Kelly (Ed) Deisher, Tracy Gust, Danny Gust, Alex (Megan) Zeiher, and Jacob Zeiher. Surviving are 15 great-grandchildren, Travis, Ashley, Bella, Ainsley, Anna, Alex, Karis, Brynn, Devri, Faith, Grace, John, Eric, Abby, and Keira.

Family and friends may visit at Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd., Toledo, Ohio on Friday, August 23, from 2-8PM. A Rosary will be prayed at 3PM and a vigil service will be at 7PM. A funeral Mass will begin at 10AM on Saturday in Christ the King Catholic Church, 4100 Harvest Lane, Toledo, Ohio. A private committal will be at the gravesite in Sandusky, Ohio.

The family wishes to express its extreme gratitude to Ohio Living Swan Creek for the kind care and compassionate support they gave Bernie over these past several years. A thanks also to Hospice for their devotion during Bernie's final trying days. In lieu of flowers, tributes may be directed to Ohio Living Swan Creek or Christ the King Catholic Church. www.urbanskifuneralhome.com

August 20, 2019

Delbert Henry "Del" Ackerman

"DEL" (Delbert Henry Ackerman) stepped humbly into the light August 15, 2019, after a lengthy and courageous battle with multiple health issues. It is no surprise that those closest to him believe he is already looking to discover what his role in serving the Lord will be; a take-charge man, Del no doubt has already stepped to the front of the volunteer line. He was 83. A well-known promoter and unstoppable entrepreneur, the founder and owner of the famous Del's 24-Hour Food Store was exceptional in his unfailing generosity, his deep abiding faith, his profound patriotism and his always-caring personality. Born July 30, 1936, the son of Toledo residents Madeline (Brueggeman) and Christ Ackerman, Del attended Bluffton College of Ohio before relocating to Naples in 1961. A prime example of the American work ethic, Del began working as an over-the-road salesman for the Florida Citrus Commission in the early '70s and earned a reputation as a trailblazer when he was named Salesman of the Year in his first year on the job. He'd signed a record-breaking number of wholesale contracts.

Following a debilitating traffic accident when a school bus demolished his car, Del was forced to endure more than a dozen surgeries during the next decade. His injuries prohibited him from serving in the military, a fact that drove him to become such a dedicated patriot and supporter of veterans' groups, even donating proceeds from product sales during Rush Limbaugh's "Two if by Tea" promotion. Del's stores donated 100 percent of Limbaugh tea proceeds- more than $100,000 - to benefit veterans. Generosity and genuine concern were Del's hallmarks. He always stood ready to help other friends, acquaintances, and business owners - whether it be with his expert advice, financial assistance, or moral support. He gave away a motorcycle in a raffle to support Bikes for Tykes and donated money to his church for a new air conditioning system. He even insisted no gifts were to be given when he married Theresa, but instead, encouraged well-wishers to donate to the church. That day, more than $10,000 was contributed to Mayflower Congregational in the Ackerman name. Del was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Nancy Rose (Nigh) in 2012 and his daughter Tanya Leigh, at age 47, in 2007.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa (Parent) Ackerman; granddaughter, Elizabeth Leigh Easterly; his beloved great-grandchildren, Gabriel Christian, Forrest Nathaniel, Willow Rose and Shelby Easterly; a sister, Darlene Eggert of Toledo and step-children, Nicklaus and Madison Parent.

The family will receive visitors at Fuller Funeral Home, 4735 Tamiami Trail East, in Naples on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, beginning at 12:30 p.m., at Mayflower Congregational UCC, 2900 County Barn Road, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m., in the Forest Glen Golf and Country Club clubhouse, 3855 Forest Glen Blvd., off Collier Blvd. Del will be laid to rest next to first wife Nancy, during a private graveside ceremony at Palm Royale Cemetery and Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Avow Hospice, in Naples. For online condolences visit www.FullerNaples.com.

Ronald Baker

Baker, Ronald, age 83 years, of Woodville, OH, passed away August 17, 2019. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Woodville, OH. As published in The Blade

Dennis Edward Barnes

Dennis E. Barnes, 77, of Oak Harbor, Ohio, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019, at his home. Dennis was born in Toledo, Ohio, on August 9, 1942, to Wilbur and Vronetia (Youster) Barnes. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving two tours in Vietnam. Dennis worked as a driver for Matlack Trucking, retiring in 2005. His memberships included: Port Clinton VFW and Sandusky American Legion. Dennis was an accomplished oil & acrylic painter, avid hunter and fisherman, gardener, and enjoyed wintering in Florida in his RV. Dennis is survived by his loving family and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Road (east of I-280) on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 2:00 pm – 8:00pm. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Interment: Restlawn Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Patriot Paws Service Dogs, 254 Ranch Trail, Rockwall, Texas 75032.www.egglestonmeinert.com

Stephen J. Boles

Stephen J. Boles, age 74, passed away July 25, 2019 in Adrian, MI. He worked in the mental health field all his life, including private practices in Toledo and Ann Arbor. Community activism was an important part of Stephen's life and he was involved in many projects to improve the communities where he lived.

He is survived by his wife and daughter.

A memorial service will be held at Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Hwy (M-52) in Adrian on August 25th at 2:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Lenawee Humane Society or the ACLU. Condolences can be sent to www.pursefuneralhome.com

Thomas P. Brezinski

Thomas P. Brezinski, 53, of Perrysburg, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at his home. Thomas was born March 17, 1966 in Toledo, Ohio, to David A. and Irene M. (Grabarski) Brezinski. Tom graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1984 where he was an all-around athlete

He was employed at Midwest Tool & Die Supply for 35 years, the company in which his father started in 1968. Tom was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church. He enjoyed golfing and bowling.

Tom is survived by his daughter, Olivia Brezinski; brothers, Stephen and Andrew Brezinski and nieces and nephews, Kevin, Kyle, Kendall and Klaire. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John W. Brezinski.

Friends will be received Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made in Tom's name to St. Rose Catholic Church. Condolences may be made online to the family at Witzlershank.com



Doris A. Courtney

Doris A. Courtney, age 84, of Toledo, passed away August 16, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. Doris was born August 11, 1935 in Bloom Township to Everett and Belle (Watson) Duffey. On November 11, 1956, she was married to Calvin Courtney. She was employed as a waitress with Bill Knapp's for more than 15 years before retiring. Doris was a member of the Maumee United Methodist Church. Doris and Cal were members of the Michigan Knights R.V. Group where they enjoyed camping and attending rallies.

In addition to her parents, Doris was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Cal and her brother, Floyd Duffey. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Lu (Bob) Stahl and Linda Courtney; grandchildren, Chris St. Peter and Amanda (Jason) Carnicom; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Justin and Preston Carnicom.

The family will receive guests Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Newcomer Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. Toledo, OH (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will take place on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Bloomville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Maumee United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Doris's memory.

To leave a special message for Doris's family, please visit 
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Felicity Nadine Duby

 

Duby, Felicity Nadine, age 6 mos, of Adrian, MI, passed away August 17, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Hudson, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Dale E. Fox

 

Fox, Dale E., age 83 years, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away August 18, 2019. Herman-Veh Funeral Home, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Seraphine (Mitchell El) Hannah Bey

Sept. 8, 1935 - Aug. 15, 2019

Born Sept 8, 1935 in Toledo, Ohio to the union of Carey and Mary Mitchell EL. She belonged to The Moorish Science Temple of America and was a Moorish American her entire life.

Seraphine was preceded in death by both her parents and many of her siblings.

Her children are Bruce (Kimley) Mitchell El (Atlanta), Vanessa Pope, Theressa Mitchell El, Mark (Crystal) Mitchell El, Shondalynn Price-Donelson and special daughter, Grace Livingston (Ottawa Lake, MI). She also leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

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 Donald E. Heminger

Donald E. Heminger, 79, of Gibsonburg, passed away at home surrounded by family on Sunday, August 18, 2019. He was born the son of Walter and Delores (Pugh) Heminger in Gibsonburg on October 18, 1939. He was a 1957 graduate of Gibsonburg High School and was the general superintendent for Toledo Engineering for over 40 years, retiring in 1999. Donald married Mary Sue Gladden in June of 1977 in Helena, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on September 2, 2006. He was a devoted family man who was always willing to lend a hand to his family and friends. He enjoyed taking everyone on camping trips, fishing, restoring cars, playing guitar and doing carpentry. Donald was also a member of the Moose in Fremont, Lima and Zephryhills, FL.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Debbie Billmaier of Gibsonburg, Robert (Bonnie) Heminger of Helena, OH, and John (Debby) Heminger of Zephyrhills, FL; step-son, David Ray of Bradner, OH; siblings, Larry Heminger of Cape Coral, FL, Sandra Lease of Gibsonburg and Danny Heminger of Gibsonburg; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Sue Heminger; siblings, Wanda Heminger, Norma Diebley, Marilyn Moore and Sonny Heminger; and grandson, Cody Billmaier.

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 22, 2019, 4-8 pm, at Herman-Veh Funeral Home, 319 West Madison Street, Gibsonburg, OH, 43431. Funeral Services will begin Friday, August 23, 2019 at 11 am at the funeral home. Pastor Jeffrey Ridenour will be officiating. Burial will follow at West Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ProMedica Hospice.

To express online condolences or to view Donald's Video Tribute, please visit: 
www.hermanfh.com


 

Wilbert R. “Webb” Knicley

 

Knicley, Wilbert R. “Webb”, age 80 years, of Lyons, OH, passed away August 18, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Morenci, MI. As published in The Blade

 

 

Thomas C. LaPointe

Thomas C. LaPointe, 63, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 18, 2019, at home. He was born March 23, 1956, in Toledo. Tom was retired with 30 years from CSX. His interests included airplanes, history and the Indians.

Tom is survived by his wife, Georgie; mother, Billie Jean LaPointe; children, Shannon (David) Vail, Nicholas (Christina) LaPointe and Angela (Michael) Stover; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Ellis LaPointe and brother, Edward LaPointe.

Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Road in Oregon is assisting the family. Services will be private at a later date.

www.freckchapel.com

 

 

Nancy Lemke

 

Lemke, Nancy, age 80 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away August 17, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Robert H. Meyer

 

Meyer, Robert H., age 62 years, of Ridgeville Corners, OH, passed away August 17, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Carol A. Opaczewski

Carol A. Opaczewski, 73, passed away on August 15, 2019. She was born on June 6, 1946 to Casmir and Dorothy (Malak) Opaczewski in Toledo.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents and brother David. Surviving is her aunt, Genevieve (Melvin) Malak and cousin, Susette Malak-McNutt.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Calvary Cemetery at 10:00a.m. Please meet by Parkside Blvd. entrance gates at 9:45 a.m.

Please send condolences at 
www.sujkowskiairport.com.

 

 

Lela Jean Powers

 

Powers, Lela Jean, age 78 years, of Riga, MI, passed away August 13, 2019. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

 

 

Steven Merlin Schaller

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Steven Merlin Schaller announces his passing on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at the age of 77. Preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mildred (Jendris) Schaller. Steven leaves behind his children, Debra Pfeifer (Eric), David and Daniel (Shirley). Steve will also be dearly missed by his six grandchildren, Brandon, Adam, Savannah, Emily, Adam Powrozek and Brooke Powrozek, and by his siblings, Tom Schaller, Brenda Elmers and Larry Schaller.

Steve was born and lived in Northwest Ohio. A quiet, considerate, family man, Steven made his living as a skilled equipment mechanic and later a Millwright and was known as the man who could create and repair anything. Steve and Millie moved to Anderson, SC in 2002 after his retirement, where he continued to make more lasting friends.

A Memorial Service for Steven will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at 2:00p.m., at Zion United Methodist Church located at 5708 Hwy. 187 N, Anderson, SC, 29625, with the Rev. Beverly Crowe Tipton officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Novant Health Hospice, 1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144.

 

 

Raymond Dale Slee

 

Slee, Raymond Dale, age 85 years, of Delta, OH, passed away August 18, 2019. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Ralph L. Stevens

 

Stevens, Ralph L., age 86 years, of Gibsonburg, OH, passed away August 17, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Ronald J. Wisniewski Sr.

Ronald J. Wisniewski Sr., age 68, of Swanton, passed away peacefully August 17, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. Ronald was born April 24, 1951 in Toledo to John and Hazel (Hatfield) Wisniewski. He was self employed until his retirement in 2008. Ron collected classic cars and enjoyed camping, boating, spending time with grandchildren, family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra K. Wisniewski; son, RJ (Lisa) Wisniewski; sister, Sandra (Al) Osborne; brother-in-law, Tim (Shirley) Merritt; his favorite grandchildren, Lindsay and Ryan and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Chuck and Joyce Merritt; brother-in-law, Mike Merritt and his side kick, Marley.

The family will receive guests Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Newcomer - West Sylvania Chapel, (419-392-9500). Funeral Services will begin Friday at 10:00 am. at the funeral home followed by interment at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania.

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

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August 19, 2019

 

 

Lois G. Leininger

Lois G. Leininger, left her residence at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania on August 12, 2019 to dwell in the presence of her Lord and Savior. She was born in Toledo to Frank and Dora (Osterman) Roloff August 18, 1926. Lois worked as a parent/teacher aid at Spring Elementary School and also as support for the audio/visual department at Woodward High School for several years. She then worked in the Dietary Department for the former Riverside Hospital before training to a Nursing Assistant role at Toledo Hospital. In retirement, Lois worked as a food demonstrator with Kroger. All of these positions showed Lois' love for people.

Lois is survived by her daughter, Carol (William) Corbiere; grandchildren, Jon Corbiere and Lisa (Nathan) Jarvis; great-grandchildren, Cole William Corbiere and Ella Jean Jarvis. In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Leininger; siblings, Walter, Raymond, Frank, Jr., Tilma and Evelyn; and special niece, Patti Clayton.

Memorial services will be private and held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or to the 
charity of the donor's choice in Lois' memory.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the loving staff at Kingston of Sylvania and ProMedica Hospice for their care of Lois.

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

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August 18, 2019

 

 Shamim Ahmed

Shamim Ahmed, 89, of Perrysburg, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Manor of Perrysburg, surrounded by her family. Shamim was born November 29, 1929 in India, to Nawabuddin and Kaniz (Fatima) and migrated to Pakistan in 1947 with her family. She married Ghulam Ahmed in 1948 and they shared 39 years together until he passed in 1987.

Shamim was a member of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo. She enjoyed reading Urdu and English literature. She was extremely personable and made friends easily. She had a loving and caring nature and never met a person she didn't like. Shamim was very wise; she gave anyone who would ask advice and counsel. Last Sunday, on the Eid ul adha Islamic holiday, Shamim had all her family together and was able to enjoy all who loved her.

She is survived by her children, Naveed (Rehana) Ahmed and Shireen (Zafar) Jamil; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and brother, Mohammad Kalim of Pakistan. Along with her husband, Ghulam Ahmed, she was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Nasim and brother, Salim.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, 25877 Scheider Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Any donations can be made to The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo.

 

 Jo Ann Enger Arthur

Jo Ann Enger Arthur passed from this life into the outstretched arms of the Almighty Creator on August 1st in Sylvania, Ohio. Jo was a believer and did not fear death.

Jo was born in Mount Healthy, Ohio in 1929, the daughter of Soula "Pete" Kelly and Ward R. A. Enger, and sister of Ralph. Jo loved growing up in Mt. Healthy, where her father and grandfather owned the Enger Hardware Store. Her heart also belonged in the hills of eastern Kentucky, home to her mother's family. Jo adored sharing wonderful memories of the family farm, her grandmother and her beloved Aunt Beulah.

In 1947, Jo enrolled at Bowling Green State University, but love intervened. She met and married a returning Navy veteran, Earl Printy Arthur in 1949. Printy and Jo were blessed with five wonderful children, Michael, Jennifer, David, Matthew and Laura. Printy and Jo shared 70 years of love and precious memories. They worked and raised their family in Port Clinton and Perrysburg, OH, Tampa, FL and Raleigh, NC, and retired to Perrysburg in 1992. There they joined the First United Methodist Church.

While living in Tampa, Jo decided something was left undone, her college education. Jo took the academic world by storm. She earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Studies graduating with honors in 1985 from the University of South Florida.

After enrolling in a summer program at Cambridge University, Jo explored England and returned having made lifelong friends. She and Printy would be drawn back numerous times to the British Isles and her beloved Yorkshire, hiking through the Moors and along Hadrian's wall. They traveled to all 50 States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Hong Kong. But Jo was not satisfied just with travel. Her curiosity also lead her to study yoga, judo and fencing.

Jo is remembered by all for her sweet gentleness and loving spirit. She affected everyone she met in a positive way and truly reflected the heart of God. Jo strived to live the words of Winston Churchill: "Never, Ever Give Up." All will miss her terribly.

Jo is survived by her husband, Printy; their five children, Michael (Laurie), Jennifer Meyer (Ron), David (Patricia), Matthew and Laura Stewart (Carl); twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grand children, and a wonderful extended family.

Friends are welcome to join the family for a Celebration of Jo's life at Perrysburg First United Methodist Church, 200 West 2nd St. Perrysburg, OH, on Saturday, August 31. A gathering will begin at 10:15am, the Celebration of Life at 11am, followed by lunch. In lieu of flowers, for those wishing to honor Jo, please keep in mind two organizations dear to her heart: Canines For Christ Ministry, Lutz, FL. and Cherry Street Mission Ministries, Toledo.

Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at 
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Deanna Aspacher

Aspacher, Deanna, age 82 years, of Luckey, OH, passed away August 15, 2019. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Luckey, OH.

 

 Anthony R. "Tony" Aumiller

Anthony Raymond "Tony" Aumiller, age 91, of Toledo, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Toledo Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 20, 1927 in Toledo, OH to Anthony and Antonia (Howpka) Aumiller. Tony was a graduate of Macomber High School and a US 
ArmyVeteran of the Korean War. He worked in the export department at Toledo Scale and Prudential Insurance as an agent, retiring in 1993. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3122. Tony was an avid boating enthusiast and competitive racer. The proud sailboat owner of an Interlake, a Catalina 22 and an O'Day 25 named "Rabcap", "Rabcap II", and "Rabcap III", he was an active member of the Jolly Roger Sailing Club where he was honored for his dedicated committee work. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Clement Catholic Church.

Tony is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Patricia (Wisniewski) Aumiller (married September 5, 1953); children, Brian (Cindy) Aumiller, Christopher (Joyce) Aumiller, and Becky Aumiller; grandchildren, Allison (Brian) Ahrns, Kristen, Timothy, Randall, and Christian Aumiller; and great-granddaughter, Isabelle Rose Ahrns. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Martha Augustyniak, Angeline Piasecki, and Edna Nowak; infant brother, Raymond; and brother, Daniel Aumiller.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 20 from 4-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, August 21 at 10 a.m. in St. Clement Catholic Church preceded by visitation in the church from 9-10 a.m. The VFW 606 Burial Corps will conclude with Military Honors in Restlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial tributes may be given to St. Clement Catholic Church or a 
charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences can be shared with the family at

www.sujkowski.com

 

 Delbert Lee Blankenship

Delbert Lee Blankenship, age 83, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 10, 2019, at Ebeid Hospice ProMedica. He was born in Galia Co., OH, to Henry Raymond and Hazel Blankenship. Delbert was self employed all his life and was licensed in Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Hydronics. Preceded in death by his brother, Ray; and sister, Minnie.

Delbert is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Juanita A. (Rybak) Blankenship; son, Delbert Ray Blankenship; sister, Arlene Dykeman; and brother, Ronald M. Blankenship.

We would like to thank Ebeid Hospice for there loving care; and Fr. David Nuss of Little Flower Church. Services will be private.

 

 Loretta Jean Brannan

Loretta Jean Brannan, an educator who with patience and organizational skill started school and church libraries, but also led extracurriculars, from plays to proms, died Monday in Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Unit. She was 81.

She'd been undergoing treatment for lung cancer, and she had a chordoma, a type of cancer, on the back of her head, her husband, Steve Brannan, said.

"She didn't complain. She was amazing," her husband said.

Mrs. Brannan made a complete recovery from a stroke suffered in June, 2018, but testing revealed the cancers.

Until the stroke, she volunteered at the Fulton County Historical Society's museum, as did her brother, Jerry Rupp.

Documents donated to the museum - letters, photos, diaries - had long been placed in envelopes for safe keeping, without a filing system. Mrs. Brannan sorted through and brought order to those documents. The discoveries were exciting, she told The Blade in 2005, but she would get so caught up in reading letters and other papers, "I don't get much done."

Her husband said: "She did that for years and loved it."

Mrs. Brannan retired in 1994 from the Pettisville school district, where she was a faculty member for 32 years. She started out teaching junior high English, as she had as a new teacher in Clyde, Ohio.

The Pettisville district didn't have a permanent library until Mrs. Brannan organized one in the late 1960s, at the request of the superintendent. She even took courses at Bowling Green State University in order to receive certification in library science, said her husband, who taught high school math in Pettisville for years and became principal of grades 7-12 and athletic director.

"She thought every kid had a basic goodness about them, and if she could bring it out, that was fine," her husband said. "She was a quiet, not a loud, boisterous person. The kids were drawn to her because of how she was."

With Marcia Rozevink, then a Pettisville English teacher, she directed junior and senior class plays. The pair put together junior and senior proms, and she began planning in August for events that took place the following April and May.

"She was always on top of it," Mrs. Rozevink said. "She knew everybody and went the extra mile for everybody.

She enjoyed the camaraderie, and when colleagues went to her house to make Christmas candy, "she didn't care we made a mess," Mrs. Rozevink said.

"She was a strong, Christian, outstanding person," said Mrs. Rosevink, now principal of grades 7-12 in the Northwest Central district. "Pettisville was small. It was family oriented, and she enjoyed the challenge of helping those kids."

Mrs. Brannan started the libraries at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Wauseon, where she was a longtime member, and at Sun Coast Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where she and her husband took winter vacations for decades.

She was born Jan. 24, 1938, to Helen and Claude Rupp. She was a 1956 graduate of Pettisville High School and in 1960 received a bachelor of science degree in education from Defiance College.

Surviving are her husband, Stephen Brannan, whom she married June 14, 1974, and her brother, Jerry Rupp.

The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Wauseon, where memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday.

The family suggests tributes to Camp Christian in care of First Christian Church in Wauseon.

 Anne Walker Creech

It is with heavy hearts that we pass on the news that Anne Walker Creech passed away August 15th, 2019 surrounded by family and friends.

It was her wish to say goodbye in her own words, which she wrote on August 10th, 2019.

When looking to keep a journal, I wanted to tell the spiritual side of my journey, to express my feelings for my family and friends so they know what they have meant in my life. This is how I want to say goodbye; just a simple goodbye to let people know how blessed I felt having them in my life.

Dear Family and Friends,

Family means everything in the world to me. The greatest joy has been being a mom, one of the most cherished treasures of my life. My children entrusted me to love them and God gave me the gift of love. My job was to raise them and give them the basic foundations of life...to grow up to be kind, honest, loving and giving.

To Todd, Amy, Ryan, Danny; their spouses Heather, Todd, Kelly, and Amanda; and my grandchildren Hannah, Lucy, Emma, Amelia, Tanner, Zakary, Macy, Ty, Molly, Caden, Cody and Hudson: I want to thank you all for making my life joyful every day. I feel like I was given the most wonderful life because of you. Please know how deeply you were loved. Even though we are in different places, we will be one heart. In my final moments, you kids were phenomenal and made everything easier, and I truly felt the depths of love we have for each other because you went every extra mile to see I was comfortable and at peace. Thank you.

To my friends with whom I've had beautiful relationships: reaching out with such openness, again God gave me the best of friends and I couldn't love you more. We've shared so many beautiful memories together. I have friends from my early years who I treasure with everything I have, and friends I've met along the way. It's hard to find words for my friends, old and new. Some friends are extended family and you know who you are. We have made special memories together over many years. You all have an extremely special place in my heart. I want to thank you for your care, attention and generosity of time. Thank you for making my life beautiful, I will miss you all.

I love you,

Mom, Oma, Anne

Please join us to celebrate Anne's life at her memorial service/reception at the Toledo Botanical Gardens on Saturday, August 31st at 2:00 pm.

Please enter and park at 5434 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, Ohio 43615. The service will be semi-casual. Please dress comfortably in bright colors for Anne.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Victory Center (
thevictorycenter.org). They provide support to cancer patients, survivors and

those closest to them.

 

 Richard C. Crown

Richard Charles Crown, 88, died on Monday August 12, 2019 at The Lakes of Sylvania.

Born on October 12, 1930 in Batavia, NY to Henry and Anna (Collins) Crown. The family moved to Toledo, OH shortly thereafter, where Dick spent the majority of his adult life.

He graduated from Burnham High School in 1948 and married Loretta 
Smith, on May 29, 1954.

Dick was a tool & die maker by trade. Fiercely independent and an entrepreneur, he started EDCO Tool & Die with his close friend Emil Hrbac in 1964. The rest, as they say, is history.

He was an avid hunter, mediocre golfer and a great fisherman. He loved the cottage on Lake Erie and would get out on the lake any time he could. His fish fries were legendary. His 27' Sportcraft "Better n Nuthin" was his pride and joy. His freezer was always full of perch and walleye when he left for Florida in the fall…and empty when he got back in the spring. Funny how that worked.

After Dick retired, he and Loretta became Florida residents and split time between St. Pete Beach, Sylvania and Long Beach.

Dick embraced his Catholic faith and he and Loretta were longtime members of St. Joseph Church in Sylvania and Blessed Trinity Church in St. Petersburg, FL.

Left to cherish Dick's memory are sons Brad (Mary) Crown and Doug (Kathleen) Crown; grandsons Nathan (Emily) Crown; Kyle (Kelly) Crown; Peter Crown and William Crown; great grandsons Edward and Carter Crown; and sister Joanne (Jim) Pfeiffer.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Loretta and his youngest son Terry; parents Henry and Anna Crown; and in-laws Ralph and Isabelle Smith.

Visitation will be at Reeb Funeral Home 5712 Main St. Sylvania, OH between 3-7:30pm on Friday, August 23, 2019. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10am in St. Joseph Catholic Church 5373 Main St. Sylvania, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a 
charity of the donor's choice.

The Crown family would like to thank the staff at The Lakes of Sylvania for their genuine care and concern for our dad. Online condolences to 
reebfuneralhome.com

www.reebfuneralhome.com 

 

 Ann H. Dana

Ann H. Dana, 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Highland Park, Illinois, where she had recently moved to be close to family. She was born in Hollywood, California to Ernest and Florence Harper on November 19, 1938. Ann grew up in Darien, Connecticut and married Charles H. Dana on November 25, 1960. Ann lived most of her adult life in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Ann was a very caring mother and friend and active member in her community. Over the years, she was active in the League of Women Voters and St. Timothy's church. She volunteered for the Sunshine Home in Maumee, Ohio as well as Wood County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). She and Charlie where also active supporters of various other charities. Ann considered herself lucky to have visited and seen so much of the world.

Ann is survived by her husband, Charles Dana; brother, Steve Harper; children, Jeff (Deb) Dana, Leigh Ann (Regis) Charlot and Erica Dana; grandchildren, Alex, Emma, Tad and Isabella.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m., on August 24, 2019 at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-5704). Her remains will be placed in St. Timothy's Memorial Garden immediately following the service. Memorial donations in Ann's name may be made to Sunshine Children's Home or St. Timothy's Church.

 Karen McKay Fowler

Karen McKay Fowler, 51, of Perrysburg, Ohio, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Mercy Health-St. Vincent Medical Center. She was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, on March 13, 1968 to Stephen H. and Susan L. (Cox) Fowler. Karen graduated from Perrysburg High School, furthered her education at The University of Toledo and Owens Community College. Graduating magna cum laude in 2011 with an Associate of Applied Business, E-Business Technology degree.

Karen was a faithful member of Foundation Stone Church in Northwood, Ohio. She was an avid reader, talented in art and music (she was a singer in a band), and creative writing. She was an advocate for the importance of education and independent thinking. She felt her greatest achievement was being a mother to her son. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Karen is survived by her son, Joshua Leganik; father, Stephen (Kay Hoagland) Fowler; mother, Susan (Cox) Fowler; Josh's father and friend, David Leganik; sister, Amy Fowler; brother, Sean Fowler; Josh's paternal grandparents, Linda Leganik and Bob Comte; uncle, Dan (Julia Duffy) Fowler; aunt, Mary Lou Cox, and uncle, Michael Cox. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Harry and Cleo Fowler; maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Marian Cox.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the excellent care provided by the staff of St. Vincent's ICU, in particular Barb, Jocelyn, and Samantha, who without exception went above and beyond in the care provided to Karen and the support and compassion shown to the family. Friends will be received at Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 (419-874-3133) on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10 a.m. with a Celebration of Life starting at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Karen's name be made to the charities of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be left at:

www.witzlershank.com

 Barbara (Boldt) France

Barbara France (Boldt), 77, of Toledo, passed away on August 14, 2019. Barbara was born on July 22, 1942, to Alycemae (Relyea) and Edwin Boldt. A 1960 graduate of DeVilbiss High, Barbara earned a degree in biology from the University of Toledo in 1964. She later served as a biologist in Hawaii before returning home to Toledo to start her family.

Barbara treasured her children and grandchildren, and had an affinity for dogs. She was always involved in her sons' sports, participated in bridge clubs for over 40 years, and enjoyed church, baking, gardening and books. Barbara worked for two decades at the Lucas County Department of Jobs & Family Services. She is survived by her husband N.R.; sons Ross (Francie), Scott (Kristina), and Todd (Sarah); grandchildren Nolan, Jacob, Lola, Amelia, Lucy, Madilyn, and Gunners; brother Hank Boldt (Janet) and sister-in-law Joan. She was preceded in death by sister Linda Zaye (David), brother Carl Boldt, and parents.

Barbara was an incredibly caring person and an amazing mother and grandmother – she will be greatly missed. 

Visitation is 10 am on Saturday, August 24 at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, followed by a memorial service at 11 am. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Toledo Animal Rescue where Barbara volunteered for many years: 
ToledoAnimalRescue.org

 

 Thomas N. Hallock

Thomas N. Hallock, 70, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 9, 2019 surrounded by his family. Tom was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on October 4, 1948 to Bert and Phyllis (Finley) Hallock. On September 16, 1967, he married Ruth Gahler. Tom worked as a conductor with Norfolk Western & Norfolk Southern Railroads for 42 years, retiring in 2008. His hobbies included fishing, golfing, playing dominos, and spending time with his dog Katie. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and loved to help others; especially cutting grass for friends and neighbors with his new riding lawn mower.

Tom is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Ruth; children, Kimberly (Dan) LaFountaine, Kelly Axe (Ben), and Richard (Michelle) Hallock; grandchildren, Kylie Woods (Justin) , Derek LaFountaine, Kelsey Woods, Anna LaFountaine, and Dalton Axe; great-grandchildren, Aeristy, Athena, and Avalyn; brother, Michael Hallock; sister-in-law, Kay Ann Hallock; goddaughter and niece Marsha Hallock; niece, Amy Hallock; and lifelong friend, Ron Iler. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bruce Hallock; and nephew, Daniel Hallock.

The family will receive friends at Christ United Methodist Church 5757 Starr Avenue Extension, Oregon Monday, August 19, 2019 from 10:00 am until time of memorial service at 11:00 am. Memorials may be directed to Christ United Methodist Church. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

 Anna Hartman

Anna Hartman, age 89, of Cypress, Texas, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019. She was born July 19, 1930 in Toledo, Ohio, to Stephan and Stella Ziolkowski.

Anna worked various places as a secretary and billing clerk retiring in 1994 from the former Stark and Company in Toledo. She was a 1948 graduate of Woodward High School. Anna enjoyed dancing, bowling, traveling and loved people. 

Survived by her daughters, Connie Rischman, Cypress, Texas and Bonnie Strawser, (Monte Lutz) Virgin, Utah; granddaughters, Tonya Everett, (Bret Everett), Kendra Wilson, (Roy Wilson); great-grandchildren, Madison Woolard, (Lionel Woolard), Hunter Landis, Priseis Wilson, Bralyn Everett and Ryker Wilson; great-great-grandson, Asher Woolard. 

Preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Hartman Sr.; parents, Stephan and Stella Ziolkowski; sisters, Martha, Mary Ziolkowski and Clara Peck; brothers, Ludwig Ziolkowski, John Ziolkowski; her beloved son, Alan Dale Strawser; and son-in- law, Joe E. Rischman.

Grave side services will be held at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston, Texas, at a future date.

 

 Thomas L. Heinze

Thomas L. Heinze, 77, formerly of Napoleon and Fayette, OH, died Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Oak Grove Healthcare Center in Deshler, OH. He was born February 1, 1942, in Bowling Green, OH, one of fourteen children born to the union of the late Fred and Anna (Brunthaver) Heinze.

Tom enlisted as a member of the United States 
Armyin 1959, and he served during the Cold War until his discharge in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After his return to civilian life, he worked at a factory that manufactured air compressors. Tom was Catholic by faith.

Surviving are three sons, Christopher Heinze of Ney, OH, Thomas P. Heinze of Fremont, OH, and Mark Heinze of Ayersville, OH; three brothers, John, Dick, and Don Heinze; six grandchildren, Matt, Mike, Rebecca, Brianna, Katelyn, and Jack and one great-grandson, Elliot.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his youngest son, Kevin A. Heinze; ten siblings; and grandson, Luke.

A Mass of Resurrection for the soul of Thomas Heinze will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette with Father Stephen Stanbery presiding. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. The family will receive friends for visitation preceding the mass from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.

Friends can share memories and words of comfort with the family online at 
www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.

 

Roberta Livesay Hickcox

Roberta Livesay Hickcox, 89, Gettysburg, PA, passed on August 14, 2019. Born in Toledo, OH, the daughter of the late Lawrence B. and Freda Miller Livesay. 

Roberta is survived by her husband of 67 years, Edward Lee Hickcox; two daughters, Roberta Ann Hickcox of Gettysburg, PA, Julee Ellen Hickcox of Roanoke, VA; two grandsons, Christopher Lee Banks and Alexander Shanon Banks. Mrs. Hickcox was predeceased by two children, Shanon Joy Hickcox and Edward Lee Hickcox, Jr., each died of cystic fibrosis at age eight and are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Life-long Episcopalian most recently at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, Gettysburg, where she sang in the choir for over 40 years, also a member of the Episcopal Women's Club and served as assistant treasurer of the church for 25 years. Volunteered at Gettysburg Library and was an assistant teacher at the Gettysburg Elementary School.

Memorial Service on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church. Private interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials to Adams County SPCA, 11 Goldenville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Online obituary and condolences available at 
monahanfuneralhome.com

 

Louis "Lou" Vernon Hogan Jr.

Louis [Lou] Vernon Hogan Jr., age 89, passed away peacefully in Tavares, FL on August 13, 2019, after 15 years of deteriorating health. Lou was born in Toledo, OH on June 18, 1930 to Louis Vernon Hogan Sr. and Lola Mae Frost. He graduated from Waite High School in 1948, and became employed at the Toledo Blade Newspaper while participating in the Navy National Guard and upon discharge was immediately drafted into the Army in September,1951. After receiving an Honorable Discharge in December of 1956 he returned to the Toledo Blade . In 1992, after 43-1/2 years of service, he retired as Composing Room foreman.

Lou was a Shriner and Master Mason with nearly 50 years of membership.

He was an avid golfer and achieved a "hole in one" on two separate occasions. He also loved shuffleboard, family camping, western-style square and round dancing, but MOST of all……..he was ready with a joke for anyone who asked.

Lou was a vital part of the Eustis area food ministry 'Hearts and Hands'!

Lou is survived by Sheryn (Abbott) Hogan, his loving wife of nearly 38 years, and daughters Sheryl [Gary] Kenczewicz, Leslie [Rick] Olejownik, Susan [Jeff] Holbrook, Cindy [Dean] Forsyth, Wendy [Barry] Emerick and Judy Good. In addition there are 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service officiated by Pastor Scott Harris will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Eustis, 600 S. Grove St., Eustis, FL. Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Eustis or Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Rd., Tavares, FL. Online condolences may be left at 
www.baldwincremation.com.

There will be a celebration of life service held in the Toledo area on October 19, 2019 at Rossford United Methodist Church at 2:00 PM.

 

 Vicki Lynn Hopkins

Vicki Lynn Hopkins passed away in Escondido CA on July 11, 2019 at the age of 63. She was the daughter of Ronald and Merlene (Masiker) Hopkins of Toledo Ohio.

Vicki grew up in Toledo Ohio, but spent most of her adult life in Texas and California as a registered nurse.

She is survived by her children Jesse Davila, Rebecca (Brian) Barker and Sarah (Alex) De Santiago and 8 grandchildren, mother, Merlene "Judy" Hopkins and sister Linda Nunn.

Proceeded in death by her father Ronald and sister Janis.

Services will be held on August 26 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania Ohio.

 

 Mary M. Iwinski

Mary M. Iwinski, age 86, of Toledo, passed away August 10, 2019 at her home. She was born July 26, 1933 in Toledo to Phil and Ethel (Bucholz) Cappelletty. Mary attended St. Teresa Grade School and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. Mary was a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She started working at the former Lane's Drug Store at Parkway Plaza, then Peoples, Pharmor, Cubs and ended her career at Kroger's at Glendale and Detroit as a Pharmaceutical Technician.

All of the holidays were very important to Mary. She always made sure her neighbors were included in receiving her delicious homemade baked goods. She was very proud of her "Holiday Villages" especially Christmas that grew from a single table to many tables with over 150 buildings. Mary loved her Bunco Club, she also enjoyed making blankets for all of her grandkids, and sending trays of baked goods for the grandkids school parties.

In addition to her parents, Mary was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Iwinski; brothers, Phil, Alfred, Frank and Joe; sisters, Beverly, Betty and Kathy; grandson, David; sons-in-law, Don, Dale, Kurt and Lon and daughter-in-law, Jodi. Mary is survived by her children, Theresa Newton, Julie Kanavel, Bob (Beckie) Iwinski, Dianna Gottschalk, Mike Iwinski, Barbara Chaney, Tim (Janice) Iwinski, Pete Iwinski and Paul (Donna) Iwinski; 21 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; siblings, Suzanne Shadler and Ted Cappelletty.

The Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 11:00 am at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of ProMedica Hospice for their loving care of Mary.

Memorial contributions may be made to ProMedica Hospice in Mary's memory.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

 

 Dr. Leslie E Lahti

Dr. Leslie E. Lahti, former Dean of Engineering and professor/chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toledo died Saturday, August 17th, 2019. He was 87.

Les was Dean of Engineering from 1980 to 1988 and served as Professor and Chairman of the Chemical Engineering department from 1967 to 1980. He continued to teach and advise students until his final retirement in 1995.

Les received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Tri-State (now Trine University) in 1954, his MSChE from Michigan State in 1958, and his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 1964. Following that, he became an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at 
Purdue University. In 1967, Toledo became a State University and they announced they were developing a graduate program in Engineering. That served as a catalyst for Les to relocate his family to Toledo.

Les had multiple refereed publications, many in the area of nucleation kinetics of urea crystallization. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers where he served on both local and national committees, and the American Society for Engineering Education. Les served as Vice Chair of the Area Council for Technology of the Technical Society of Toledo from 1984-86. He served on the Board of Directors of the Toledo Society of Professional Engineers from 1981-90. Les also served on the Board of Directors for Luther Home of Mercy for over 10 years and as the Board President from 1991-92. He served on the Board of Directors for Lott Industries from 1986-89. Les served on the Board of Directors of the Lucas County Association for Retarded Citizens from 1985-91 and its Chair from 1987-89. He also served on the Charter Review Commission for the City of Toledo in 1985-86. Dr. Lahti supervised 12 Master's Theses and 3 Doctoral Dissertations. In 1984, Les represented the University of Toledo at the Intermediate University College in Amman, Jordan to improve the relationships between the two academic institutions.

Les received numerous honors and awards including the Ford Foundation Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon from 1960-63, Nominee for Best Teacher Award for 1967 at Purdue University, The Shreve Prize for Chemical Engineering in 1967, the Herb Thober Award for Chemical Engineering in 1978, The Ohio Engineering Educator of the Year in 1978, and the Distinguished Service Award from Tri-State University in 1981. He was honored by Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi honorary fraternities. Finally, he was named Toledo Engineer of the Year in 1986 and "Boss of the Year" at the University of Toledo in 1987.

Les was born July 27, 1932 on a farm about 12 miles from Floodwood, Minnesota to Frank and Esther Lahti, who emigrated from Finland to the USA prior to WWI. He was named after actor Leslie Howard and was the youngest of 4 children. Momma Lahti chose the name Leslie because "We're in America now. Leslie Howard is a big Hollywood star and good looking too. I want my youngest son to be an American, just like my hero Leslie Howard." Les grew up speaking Finnish and only started learning English when he attended elementary school. Because of 
WWII, both of Les's older brothers Charlie and Ernie went to war and the family had to sell the farm because they couldn't maintain it. Les and his parents (and sister Elvi) moved to Superior WI and Les graduated from Superior Central High School in 1950, where Les was honored to speak at the Commencement Ceremony. After graduating from Tri-State in 1954, Les worked at Corning Glass in Albion MI where he met and later married Ruth Kelley in May, 1956. Les is survived by his wife Ruth of 63 years, their 3 sons: David, Mark, and Paul (Yvonne), 4 grandchildren Stephen (Kristy), Erik (Anna), Andrew, and Ryan, and 1 great grandchild Bryce.

Les enjoyed taking his family on multiple camping trips across the country and to many US National Parks and frequent trips to see his and Ruth's siblings in North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan and Florida. He also enjoyed a trip to Finland with David and cruises to Hawaii, Alaska, and the Baltic Sea with David and Paul and families.

No visitation service is planned; however, a memorial service will begin at 11am Saturday, August 24th, 2019 in Sylvania at Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe Street, Sylvania OH 43560.

The family suggests tributes to Luther Home of Mercy in Williston OH, Olivet Lutheran Church in Sylvania OH, and the Dr. Leslie E. Lahti Scholarship Fund at the University of Toledo. Online condolences to

www.reebfuneralhome.com

 

 Victor T. Lanier

Victor T. Lanier, age 85, of Swanton, OH passed away August 15, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg. He was born August 25, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to Victor and Bertha (Tong) Lanier. Vic served his country in the 
U.S. Navy on the Destroyer Edward G. Small in the Pacific. He was employed with the Toledo Hospital for more than 30 years retiring in 2008. Vic had a passion for trains, airplanes and Yamaha Motorcycles. He always had a joke to tell and had a great sense of humor. Vic was best known for his sarcastic funny t-shirt collection.

Vic is survived by his wife, Mary Beth; children, Barry (Sue) Lanier, Darrell (Mary) Lanier and Vicky (Steve) Stahl; grandchildren, Jeanette (John) Dager, Ashley (Garrett) Robinson, Matt (Emily) Lanier, Casey Lanier, Jessica Lanier, Shannon Lanier, Katie Stahl and Jeremiah Stahl; great-grandchildren, Maddison Dager, Abbigail Dager and Lillian Dager. Vic was preceded in death by son, Larry Lanier.

The family will receive guests Monday, August 19, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Newcomer - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Toledo Area Humane Society in Vic's memory.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

 

 

 David W. Lehr

David Lehr of Mesquite, NV; formally of Toledo, Ohio, passed away. He and his wife Sandy moved to a retirement community in Mesquite, NV in 2017. 

David retired from the Toledo Blade Newspaper in 2011 after 41 years of employment. David and Sandy were married 46 years. They shared many great memories and wonderful years that Sandy will forever cherish. They traveled all over the world, enjoyed seeing the different cultures, and meeting people, they made many friends from all over. David enjoyed working and going to flea markets and talking with everyone. David has 2 brothers, 3 sisters and their spouses surviving. Both parents are deceased.

Please consider donations to Mesa View Hospice or Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation.

 

 Charles E. "Charlie" Lewis

Charles E. "Charlie" Lewis, age 58, of Toledo, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, August 16, 2019. He was born on November 6, 1960 to James and June (Barkoot) Lewis in Toledo. Charlie was a 1978 graduate of Whitmer High School and currently worked for Midwest II as a supervisor and CDL driver for nearly 40 years. He loved spending time with his family, took pride in tending to his perfect lawn, boating, golfing, jet skiing and snowmobiling. Charlie was also a member of the Riverview Yacht Club since 2002 and had met many friends there. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Josh (Amanda) Lewis and Ashley Lewis; grandchildren, Jordan, Elijha, Ava, Alayah and one grandson expected in November; sister, Barb Dible; girlfriend, Johnell; nieces and nephews, Christin, Tyler and Paige; and a host of dear friends - too many to list! He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive guests on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 4-6:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with his Celebration of Life starting at 6:00 p.m.

The family would like to specially thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their loving care they provided to Charlie in his last days.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

 


Doyle Blaine Masters

Masters, Doyle Blaine, age 83 years, of, Jackson, MI passed away August 16, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Jackson, MI.

 

 Joanne Riley Monroe

Joanne Riley Monroe of Maumee, born November 9, 1925, died Thursday, August 15, 2019 at her residence in Findlay, Ohio. She is survived by her very special friend and niece, Marquita Marie (Craig) Collingwood of Bloomdale, Ohio; daughter, Belinda Jo Jackson; grandsons, Jary, Christopher and Collin of Tucson; sister-in-law, Barbara Riley of Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her husband of 46 years, Samuel Leroy Monroe; brothers, William S. Riley, George C. (Ingeborg) Riley of Florida; sisters, Okla Marquita Riley Stabb, Mary Georgette (Henry) Weckbacher of Canton.

Jo spent a lifetime travelling and was a dedicated member of the Toledo Opera Guild, Toledo Opera Assn., Laureate Beta Pi Chapter Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Ladies Auxiliary Sixth Armored Division Assn. for many years.

Services will be private. Arrangements by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Online condolences may be given at 
www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Merritt Chandler

 Chan Nauts Jr.


8/14/1932-7/2/2019

Chan Nauts, aged 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home in Ann Arbor, MI. He was born in Toledo OH, the son of Merritt Chandler Sr. and Helen Kershner Nauts. His father was Principal of DeVilbiss High School in Toledo, OH, from its opening and for the next 30 years. His mother was an exhibiting artist and teacher.

Chan married his DeVilbiss High School sweetheart, Bonnie Tonneberger Nauts, on August 21, 1954 and she survives. In addition to his devoted wife, he is sorely missed by his four daughters, Ruth Nauts (Jack Gallagher), Anne Nauts (Paul Schissler), Kathryn Bodary and Susan Simon; as well as his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ronald (Mary) Tonneberger, Norma Jean Nauts, Marcia Nauts. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Charles and Barrington Nauts; son-in-law, Robert Bodary and nephew, Scott Tonneberger. He was a close, loving grandfather to 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Chan earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York, NY, where he was captain of the swim team. He loved New York and continued an appreciation of musical theater his entire life. He obtained a Master of Education from Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, and additional professional studies through his life. Like his father, he became a teacher and then public-school administrator filling multiple roles during his long career, from high school Principal to Superintendent primarily in Mason and Holt MI. He was a keen supporter of quality education for all students. He was particularly passionate about the opportunities Title IX provided for girls in sports. He supported students' involvement with the arts. He also focused on career development for teachers and was a mentor to many.

Chan and Bonnie moved to Ann Arbor, MI, in 1994 after his retirement from Holt Public Schools. He worked for many years for his "adopted" school, the 
University of Michigan, in the medical school media center and athletic department ticket office.

His loss leaves a huge void, but also an ongoing record of a beautiful and loving man.

Cremation and interment has occurred at Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, OH. Memorial donations may be made to the League of Women Voters and Arbor Hospice, Ann Arbor MI. 
https://www.arborhospice.org/

 

Carol A. Opaczewski

Carol A. Opaczewski, 73, passed away on August 15, 2019. She was born on June 6, 1946 to Casmir and Dorothy (Malak) Opaczewski in Toledo.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents and brother David. Surviving is her aunt, Genevieve (Melvin) Malak and cousin, Susette Malak-McNutt.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Calvary Cemetery at 10:00a.m. Please meet by Parkside Blvd. entrance gates at 9:45 a.m.

Please send condolences at 
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Wanda M. Reynolds

Reynolds, Wanda M., age 85 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away August 16, 2019. Deck - Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, Bowling Green, OH

 

 Lucille I. Sanderson

Lucille I. Sanderson, 102, of Sylvania, OH passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019, 2019 at Flower Hospital. She was born April 1, 1917 in Ft. Wayne, IN to Benjamin and Emilie (Schmeichel) Nefferfield. Lucille married Walter Sanderson in 1940 and together raised 3 children.

Lou grew up working at a produce market during the depression. Her life was centered around her family. She was an excellent baker and her family and friends loved her pies, cookies and other desserts. She and friends made "tons of" Christmas candy for several years. Lou was a talented knitter, quilter and made beautiful handcrafts. She leaves behind enough afghans "to cover her entire family". She loved working in her garden and grew beautiful flowers. She and her husband traveled to Florida for many years where she enjoyed shelling and square dancing. They also traveled around the country in a RV creating wonderful memories with their grandson, Tom.

Lou is survived by her children, Marilyn Doub, Judy (Robert) Scheer, Ron (Joyce) Sanderson; grandchildren, Tom (CeCe), Mike (Brittney); and great-children, Jackson, Lucy, Millie, MacKenzie and Sadie. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sisters.

Visitation will be at Reeb Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 4p.m. until 8p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11a.m. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorials may be given to The 
American Heart Association. On-line condolences may be left at www.reebfuneralhome.com.

 

James S. "Jim" Schwen

July 20, 1923 - August 14, 2019

Jim was the son the of late Ira and Florence Schwen of Berkey, OH. He was born in Toledo, OH. He has been reunited with the love of his life, Margaret Kamper "Boots," who preceded him in death by two years. Jim was a graduate of Burnham High School, class of 1942. He was a 
WWII veteran, proud of serving in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific, obtaining the rank of Sgt. T-4. Jim was a charter member of the WWII Memorial Museum in New Orleans. He was a member of the Sylvania American Legion Post # 468. He was the last charter member of the former Berkey Volunteer Fire Department serving for 24 years and worked as a fire fighter at Rossford Ordinance Depot. He retired as a warehouse manager for General Box Company and from farming. Jim and Boots first met on a blind date and were married on June 18, 1948. They enjoyed 69 wonderful years together. They loved to travel and visited all 50 states, Canada, Jamaica and Mexico.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, wife and son-in-law, Larry Raab
He is survived by his children, Kay Mawer, James (Cindy) Schwen and Patricia Raab, grandchildren, Teresa Mawer, Scott (Karen) Mawer, Sean (Michele) Mawer, Heather (Joe) Lumbrezer, Corey (Sarah) Schwen, Cathy Raab and eight great-grandchildren.

Family and friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, Ohio Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. until the service begins at 1:00 P.M. with burial following at Berkey Cemetery, formerly Ford Cemetery, Berkey, OH. The family suggests tributes to Faith Lutheran Church, Metamora, Ohio or Richfield Center, formerly Berkey Fire Department.

Online condolences to

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 Marek Jan Skoskiewicz, M.D.

Marek Jan Skoskiewicz, M.D., Ph.D., a retired surgeon passed away on July 30, 2019 in Poughkeepsie, New York, aged 79. Dr. Skoskiewicz was born on March 23, 1940 in Warsaw, Poland and received his medical degree in 1962 and his doctorate in 1970 from the Warsaw Medical University. Between 1962 and 1980, Dr. Skoskiewicz was a staff surgeon at two Warsaw University hospitals, and his practice focused on general and vascular surgery, including kidney transplantation. In 1970 and 1974, he completed two research fellowships at Boston Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Dr. Paul Russell's laboratory. There, Dr. Skoskiewicz pioneered a surgical technique for kidney transplantation in mice. This was a major scientific breakthrough as prior to 1970 most experimental work with organ transplantation had been performed entirely with large animals as the technical challenges involved required animals large enough to complete the operations. The laboratory mouse, however, offered unique opportunities because the genetics of this species is far better known than any other. Dr. Skoskiewicz's kidney transplant technique led to the subsequent development of the heterotopic heart transplant procedure in mice. Since then, both of these techniques have been adopted by laboratories worldwide, yielding information that has been fundamental to the successful transplantation of various organs in humans.

From 1980 to 1982, Dr. Skoskiewicz was a co-director of a Polish medical team staffing the medical facilities in Benghazi, Libya. In 1982, he moved to the United States to work as a research fellow in Dr. Paul Russell's lab at MGH in Boston, but this time his research focused on insulin production by the pancreas. After completing a surgical residency in 1990 at 
Ohio State University, he started practicing as a general surgeon, first in Baker, Montana and then in Napoleon, Ohio. Throughout his 22 year surgical practice in Napoleon, Dr. Skoskiewicz mentored many medical students from the Medical College of Ohio, who rotated through his practice. In 2000, he was elected as the Henry County Ohio Coroner – an office he held until his full retirement in 2014.

Dr. Skoskiewicz was a remarkable individual, extremely bright and talented, always humble, kind and caring. A gentleman by nature and a man of high moral standards, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He lived and worked professionally on three continents, faced many obstacles but his faith and love for life, family, friends, and colleagues kept him focused. He touched the lives of many and developed strong friendships. In his busy life, he found time for his two passions: beekeeping and woodworking. He will be sorely missed. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Maria; his sons, Przemek with wife Edi Brogi and Andrzej with wife, Ellen, and his grandchildren, Lorenzo, Luke, Jack and Elle.

The funeral will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on August 20, 2019, at the Church of St. Teresa of Infant Jesus and the Roman Martyrs.

 

 Louis Fred Smith

Louis Fred Smith, age 88, of Sylvania, Ohio passed away July 23, 2019 at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania. He was born April 7, 1931 in Sylvania, Ohio to John and Flora (Coutchure) Smith. He served his country in the 
U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Fred was a Realtor for 40 years, at one time owned Fred Smith Century 21 and Associates in Sylvania. He enjoyed the Detroit Tigers and Toledo Mudhens. An avid golfer, Fred and wife, Lois were longtime members of Riverby Hills Country Club where he taught both sons the game of golf.

In addition to his parents, Fred was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Lois Smith. Fred is survived by his son, Kevin (Kathy) Smith and Christopher (Kim) J. Smith; grandchildren, Eric, Brad, Will and Kirsten (Sam Vandenhuvel) Smith; brother, Richard Smith and significant other, Lou Schultz.

The family will receive guests, Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer West Sylvania, 3655 King Road Toledo (419-392-9500). Memorial Services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. the funeral home. Burial will follow at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

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

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 Rebecca Lynn Souslin

Rebecca Lynn Souslin, age 44, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away suddenly, Sunday afternoon, June 16, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born May 24, 1975 in Wauseon, Ohio to Christine (Topel) and Richard Souslin.

Becky graduated from Swanton High School. She went on to become an STNA, working many years. Due to a back injury, she was unable to continue. She was a member of the Pythian Sunshine Girls.

Becky always had a smile for everyone and could be anybody's helper. She also fell in love with every dog or cat that came her way. She loved her family and was an excellent caregiver, that came from her heart!

Left to cherish her memory are her Mom and Dad; special friend, James Lewis; her Gram, Laura Topel (whom Becky took on many adventures);and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Becky's father passed away August 12, 2019. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Joseph Onweller Souslin; and grandparents, Robert Topel and Clarence and Clara Souslin.

Joint visitation and memorial service for Becky and her father, Richard will be held Tuesday, August 20th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where memorial services will begin at 6:00 p.m. A meal will immediately follow at the Epic Center in Swanton.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at:

weigelfuneralhomes.com

 

 Richard L. Souslin

Richard L. Souslin, age 70, life-long resident of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Monday afternoon, August 12, 2019, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born January 15, 1949 in Toledo, Ohio to Clarence and Clara (Yunker) Souslin. Richard was a 1967 graduate of Swanton High School. He married Christine R. Topel on June 16, 1973.

Richard worked for Stateline Steel Company as a production scheduler. He then went to work for Cleveland Flowers and Plant, until his health forced him to retire in 2010. He and Christine enjoyed traveling, flea markets and antique shopping for over 20 years. He also operated an Ebay shop out of his home. Richard was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and a gentle giant who loved talking to anyone about OSU, history, and background and memories of the old Swanton. He collected many items of Swanton memorabilia. He use to deliver flowers to his sister Shirley's beauty shop. The ladies would all love to see him come with all the beautiful flowers. He would sit and visit with them all. Shirley had to remind him not to bring up politics or religion. His daughter, Becky and her friend, James helped him and Christine as their illnesses progressed; they became his "walking legs". He loved and appreciated their care for him and Christine.

Although sometimes Richard was the "Archie Bunker" of the household and Christine was the "Edith Bunker," always patient and kind, she was that and more! Richard always had his pomeranians, Brandi and Abbi with him in his chair.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Christine; his sister, Shirley (Doug) Gigax; mother-in-law, Laura Topel; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary (Karen) Topel, Susan (Tom) Farough, Paula Wheeler and Terry (Brenda) Topel; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Clara; daughter, Rebecca Souslin; grandson, Robert Joseph Onweller-Souslin; father-in-law, Robert Topel and brother-in-law, Dale Wheeler.

Joint visitation and memorial service for Richard and his daughter, Becky will be held Tuesday, August 20th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where memorial services will begin at 6:00 p.m. A meal will immediately follow the service at the Epic Center in Swanton.

The family wishes to personally thank all our neighbors, family, friends, nurses and doctors for donations and their prayers.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at 
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 Karen Clause Bloomquist Strandberg

Karen Clause Bloomquist Strandberg passed away in her sleep on Thursday, August 15, 2019 after a months-long struggle with the debilitating disease COPD. Karen was a tremendously strong woman and fought it until the end when God brought her home. For those who knew Karen, that spirit will be no surprise. Karen brought light and love, energy and passion and an unfailing ability to make people feel good.

Karen was born on April 22, 1936 to O.G. and Miriam Gamble Clause in Jefferson, Iowa. Karen and her brother, Ted Clause, were close growing up and had very loving and also high achieving parents.

Karen left Jefferson to become a Hawkeye at 
University of Iowa, where she was a member of the esteemed Highlanders. During her years at Iowa, she fell in love with one of the football team's star players, Frank Bloomquist. Frank and Karen graduated in 1958 and got married shortly thereafter and had three beautiful kids, Kristin, Susan and Frank. 

Frank was tragically killed in 1972. Karen had an amazing support group of family and close friends, but it was her inherent strength that allowed her to get thru this incredibly difficult time with three young children.

Karen went back to work and met John Strandberg. They were a tremendous team at the office, but the relationship became much more. They married in 1975 and went on to have a 41year love-filled partnership and marriage until John passed away in 2006.

When Karen retired from work, she focused on being a mom, a grandmother and great-grandmother and became known as "Kiki" to all.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents and brother, O.G. Clause, Mim Clause and Ted Clause and her husbands, Frank Bloomquist and John Strandberg. Karen is survived by her three children and their families as well as a niece and nephew: Kristin Bloomquist (Bill Shrader), Cabo San Lucas, MX; Susan Bloomquist Kropp (Bradley Kropp), Edmond, OK and Frank Bloomquist (Debbi Bloomquist), Perrysburg, OH. Karen was also a grandmother to twins Will Kropp (Morgan Kropp) and Sami Kropp Ready (Joe Ready) and Eloise Kropp and a great-grandmother to Fisher Ready and Wynni Ready.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Karen's name to Catholic Charities at

https://catholiccharitiesok.org/get-involved/donate/memorial-gift

 

 

Emery S. Takacs

Takacs, Emery S., age 70 years, of Maumee, OH, passed away. August 3, 2019. Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, OH.

 

 

Betty Vernier

January 19, 1922

July 8, 2018

A Celebration of her life will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Christian Fellowship Church, 6711 Pilliod Road, Holland, Ohio, 43528.

 

 

 Jules Lamson Vinnedge 

1947-2019

Jules Lamson Vinnedge, 71, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Advent Health, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Jules was born in Toledo, Ohio, on December 30, 1947, to the late Jules Lamson Vinnedge, Sr. and Nancy Johnson. Jules graduated from Williams College in 1969 and received his MBA from 
Harvard University in 1972. He joined Owens-Corning Fiberglass (OCF) in Toledo soon after graduate school, rose through the ranks, serving as the Vice President of Strategic Planning later in his career. He retired from OCF in 2001. During his tenure at OCF, Jules travelled extensively, and lived in Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia. He returned to Toledo, Ohio after his international stints, and stayed there until his retirement. In his retirement, Jules spent time between St. Croix, USVI, and Florida, and for the last 6 years, in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Jules loved to travel internationally. One of his favorite regions to travel to was Southeast Asia, and Indonesia was one of his favorite countries to visit. He was an avid water-skier and loved to spend time on the Maumee river in the summertime. While in Toledo, he was very involved in the Alumni Association at Maumee Valley Country Day School and was the Endowment Chair for a few years during the 90s. Jules was also active with the Toledo Museum of Art in various capacities. He was also a long-time member of the Toledo Country Club. Jules was an avid reader, and especially enjoyed the New York Times. He loved Classical Music and was a strong supporter of The Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Jules easily made friends and was well loved by many who have befriended him. He was a great mentor to many in the younger generations, most of whom have gone on to be successful members of society. He had touched many lives in various capacities, in life and in death.

Jules was preceded in death by his parents, Jules Sr. and Nancy. He is survived by his sister, Martha Lee Taylor; and his adopted family, Chee, Ed, and Joe.

A small private ceremony to celebrate Jules' life will be held in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

 

 

 LaMonte "Monte" L. Warner

LaMonte "Monte" L. Warner, 82, of Holland, OH, passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital. 

He was born April 1, 1937 in Paulding, OH to Leo and Marjorie (Bordner) Warner. Monte was a graduate of Defiance High School. He married his sweetheart Virginia Pessefall and together they raised two children. He worked for over 50 years in the Road Construction Industry where he became widely known in this industry and was past President of the Ohio Contractors Association and was presently employed with the Gerkin Company of Napoleon, OH, since 2000. Monte enjoyed working around in his yard but was passionate about playing golf whenever he could with many of his friends the past 25 years. Monte was a member of several golf clubs in the area and Ridge Wood Lakes in FL. He and Virginia enjoyed being snowbirds for many years in Winter Haven, FL.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Virginia M. Warner; children, Angela and Mitchell (Connie) Warner; grandson Michael, step grandchildren, Ashley (Josh) Mohr; Angie (Chad) Patterson; step great grandchildren, Dylan, Brandon, Logan, Ava, Emma, Jace, Ella, sister, Sue (Bob) Weible of Oakwood, OH and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Monclova Rd. Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Rd., Monclova, OH 43542, Monday August 19, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, August 20 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour before.

Inurnment will be private at a later date. Those wishing to give a memorial are asked to consider Great Lakes Christian College, Lansing, MI 48917 or Monclova Rd. Christian Academy, 7819 Monclova RD., Monclova, OH 43542.

Online condolences may be offered to Monte's family at

www.reebfuneralhome.com

 

 

 Sister Ann Rita Young, OSF 1940-2019

Sister Ann Rita Young, formerly Felician Sister Mary Norman Young, died at Rosary Care Center in Sylvania, Ohio on August 14, 2019. The daughter of Norman and Rene Anna Young entered the Felician Sisters from St. Michael Parish in Livonia, Michigan in 1959. She began her transfer process to the Sylvania Franciscans in 1990 and renewed her religious vows with the Franciscans on August 8, 1993.

Sister Ann Rita spent her life as a religious in three distinct ministries. She was a math and chemistry teacher in high schools in Michigan, Ohio and Brazil. 

She had a B.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Madonna College in Livonia, Michigan and a M.A. in Chemistry from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She was an instructor in business math at the University of Toledo Community College. She obtained a B.A. degree from Lourdes College and served as an accountant in a private business and in the finance office of the Sisters. Her last ministry was as a Chaplain at UTMC.

As a Felician Sister, Sister Ann Rita taught in three high schools in three different cities in Brazil. She loved her ministry there and was there for 21 years. She often told stories about her different experiences living in Brazil, learning the Portuguese language and had a few opportunities to visit the country as a tourist. She was asked to tutor others in Portuguese when they were going to work or visit in Brazil and she helped people from Brazil learn English when they came to work or live in the United States. She also loved math and was willing to tutor and teach math to anyone who needed help in that area.

Sister Ann Rita enjoyed life and was very open to new and challenging experiences. In her later years she was put to the test often with several serious physical challenges and she overcame each of them with her usual persevering attitude. Her Sisters in community, friends, and her family members Norman Young, Dee Young and Bill Young will miss her. 

There will be a Welcoming Service for Sister Ann Rita in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at the Motherhouse of the Sisters at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, followed by visitation until 8:00 p.m. Visitation continues on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the funeral at 4:30 p.m. Internment will be in Porta Coeli Cemetery on the campus of the Sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio.

Arrangements by Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, Toledo, Ohio.

www.wisniewskifuneral.net

 

 

 

 Evelyn M. Zaciewski

CAPE ELIZABETH - Evelyn M. Zaciewski of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, died on August 13, 2019 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a brief illness, with her son at her side.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, on April 3, 1918, Evelyn was the daughter of Stanley and Anna Swantack. Evelyn was raised in Toledo, and attended St. Stanislaus Elementary School and graduated from Libby High School in 1936. In 1940 she married Ollie Galen (Aloysius Golebiewski), a World War II (Battle of the Bulge) 
Purple Heart and Bronze Star Veteran and locally renowned golfer. Evelyn worked as a telephone operator for Ohio Bell, and then as a home economist for Toledo Edison, demonstrating the latest in home appliances at assorted venues, including county fairs all over Ohio, often with her son, Michael, in tow. After Ollie's death, Evelyn married another native of Toledo, Leonard ("Zack") Zaciewski, a widower with four daughters, in 1965. The family lived in the Washington D. C. area until Leonard and Evelyn retired to Lewes, Delaware. After Leonard's death in 1994, Evelyn continued to work as a hospital volunteer and was a devoted friend to many. She moved to Maine in 2008 to be near her son.

Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, her two husbands, her brothers, Edwin and Stanley ("Uncle Bob") Swantack, her grandson Brad and her son-in-law Robert Fena. She is survived by her son, Michael Galen, and his wife, Irene Tower, of Cape Elizabeth, and four daughters: Carol Fena, Joan Koenig and her husband, Bob Koenig, Janet Robinson and her husband, Thomas Robinson, and Jean Durosko and her husband, Roger Durosko, as well as four granddaughters, a grandson, and two great grandchildren.

Evelyn was a devoted Catholic. She loved to dance, had a fun sense of humor, and was always a lady. Her proudest achievement and her great and everlasting joy in life was being a mother. She will be missed.

Visitation will be Monday, August 19 from 4-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., Toledo, Ohio 43612, with recitation of the rosary at 6 p.m. Funeral services will begin Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass in Regina Coeli Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Donations in her memory may be made to 
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be shared with the family at

www.sujkowski.com

 

August 17, 2019

 

 

Jocelyn L. Dible

Dible, Jocelyn L., age 85 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away August 14, 2019. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Beatrice Myers

Beatrice Myers, age 94, of Swanton, Ohio, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully, Thursday morning, August 15, 2019. She was born August 26, 1924 in Wauseon, Ohio to William and Ada Mae Hildreth. Beatrice graduated from Lyons High School. On July 25, 1949, she married Melvin Myers. He preceded her in death on November 17, 2010. Beatrice was a member St. Richard Catholic Parish.

Beatrice was a homemaker raising her five children, and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She never missed a sporting event involving her grandchildren, and was their biggest fan. She enjoyed word search puzzles, was a remarkable cook, and liked to prepare large meals for her family and friends. She also loved to take rides and view the scenery whenever she was invited. For many years, even leading up to her passing, she loved yard work and flower gardening.

Beatrice is survived by her children, Paul Myers, Robert Myers, Barbara (Gary) Bowser, Debra Myers (Mike Patterson), and Sheri White; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren. Her only remaining sibling, Colleen, also survives.

Besides her husband, Melvin, Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Bonnie, Ella May, Betty, Donna, Geneva, Neva and her brothers James, Adrian, Lewis, Donald, and Robert.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 19th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 20th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home, with Father Eric Culler presiding. Interment will follow at Marygrove Cemetery at Immaculate Conception on Raab Road.

Special thanks to Mike Patterson, who was like a son to her; Dona Curtis who looked after her needs; Charlie Ronau, and Bonnie and Tom Bollinger.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at 
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 Naomi K. Napier

Naomi K. Napier, 89 of Lake Placid, FL, formerly of Toledo, OH passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 with her daughter Kay (Robert) Collins and other family members by her side.

She was born July 2, 1930 in Fort Gay, WV to Dr. W.J. Bartram and Laura Ellis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband of 46 years, Chester C. Napier Sr., sons Chester C. Napier Jr., daughters Julia A Griefelt, and Lois Jean Napier, brothers Charles T, Jay Jr, James Robert Bartram, sisters, Mary Hughes, Ester Adam and Hannah Sneed. Grandsons, Greg K. Napier, and Chester C Napier III. Also 2 great granddaughters Amanda and Ashleigh.

Survived by her son Larry J. (Susan) Napier and daughter Kay F. (Robert) Collins, brother Jack (Emajean) Bartram. She will be missed by her many grandchildren, nieces and nephews Final resting place will be in Wayne, WV at The Bartram Family Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held in Toledo at the American Legion Post, 4925 Pickle Rd., Oregon, OH Aug 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. 5:00 pm

  

 Joan E. Orlowski

Joan E. Orlowski, 87, of Toledo, passed away on August 15, 2019. She was born on October 6, 1931 to Paul and Cora (Aumiller) Orlowski in Toledo. Joan worked in the Toledo area, including Tiedke's and First Federal Bank. She was a member of Przybylski American Legion Auxiliary Post 642, Tiedke's Retirement Group and the Former St. Anthony Church.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Evelyn (Paul) Cherry and Beatrice Orlowski; and brothers, Henry, Melvin, Edward and Clement Orlowski. Surviving is her sister, Mary Ann (Robert) Burzynski; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday from 2-7:00 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at St. Hyacinth Church at 11:00 a.m. where friends may visit after 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be directed to a Veteran's charity or a 
charity of the donor's choice.

Please send condolences to 
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Gisele L. Paul (Gillono)

Paul (Gillono), Gisele L., age 92 years, of Ida, MI, passed away August 14, 2019. Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Paul T. Ringlein

Paul Thomas Ringlein, age 62, passed away on August 15th after a courageous seven year battle with colon cancer, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 16th, 1956 in Toledo, Ohio to Robert and Marietta (Weir) Ringlein. He attended Central Catholic High School and went to the University of Toledo where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He completed the apprenticeship program at the local 50 plumbers and pipe fitters union and his career combined both his knowledge of business and construction. He retired this past year from the City of Toledo as a manager of special projects. A known amateur Toledo historian, he enjoyed being able to support the city he grew up in. He was also active in the community outside of his city position, including his local block watch.

He had a passion for travel and visiting new places including: Costa Rica, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, France, Italy, and all across the US. He strongly believed that new experiences and traveling the world were the best form of education. He enjoyed being out in nature and had a particular interest in trees. He loved being with his family and was always coaching his daughters sports teams throughout their childhood. He was a proud grandpa and loved showing off new photos of his grandchildren to anyone who would look.

Paul is survived by his loving wife, Jane, who would have been celebrating 40 years of marriage this November as well as his daughters, Chelsea (Jon-Paul) Patete and Maureen (Russell) Allen; and his grandchildren, Jacqueline, Jordan, Justin, Declan, RJ, and Madelyn. Paul was also survived by 5 siblings, Judy Windnagle, Richard (Kathy) Ringlein, Linda (Mark) Collins, Michael (Lesley) Ringlein, and Bill (Sari) Ringlein as well as many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Carl Windnagle.

Family and friends may visit at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 3 until 7 PM. A Funeral Mass will begin at 10 AM on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Corpus Christi University Parish, 2955 Dorr St., Toledo, OH 43607. In lieu of flowers, tributes in Paul's memory may be directed to the Toledo Northwest Ohio Food Bank, 
toledofoodbank.org, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Special thanks to all of Paul's friends and family who provided support and comfort to him during his long fight with cancer. Thank you to Dr. Xia, the staff at Hickman and Dr. Reddy at UTMC for their kind and compassionate care.

 

 

Edna "June" Saller

Saller, Edna “June”, age 91 years, of Rudolph, OH, passed away August 16, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Bonita Sauder

Sauder, Bonita, age 96 years, of Archbold, OH, passed away August 14, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

 

   

 Norman Van Ness, Sr.

(News story) HELENA, Ohio - Norman Van Ness, Sr., 73, a career steel fabricator whose mechanical know-how brought acclaim as he teamed with his father and brother to modify and build race cars, died Aug. 1 at home in Sandusky County's Washington Township.

The cause of death was arrhythmia, but he had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer since the end of 2016, said his son, Norm, Jr.

Because of his illness, Mr. Van Ness retired from his employer of 40 years, Apex Metal Fabricating and Machine Co.

"He would probably still be working. They weren't bosses and coworkers, hey were friends and family," said his son, former chief meteorologist of WNWO-TV, Channel 24. "He enjoyed the challenge of doing something different every day," his son said.

"It was always kind of fun, because if you were driving through town, and there was something he built, he'd point that out," his son said. "He had a mechanical brain. He was a tinkerer and had the mechanical smarts to understand how anything worked and even to build things."

Mr. Van Ness earlier owned a service station in Gibsonburg, Norm's Texaco.

In 2014, the Van Ness family - he, his late father Harold Van Ness, Sr., and his late brother, Harold "Jim" Van Ness, Jr. - were inducted to the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame. "Campaigned super modifieds and and spring cars from 1956 to 1975. Several hall of fame members have driven their race cars," according to the plaque listing the family as inductees.

"He had to accept on behalf of the family. It was a little bittersweet. It was great they were getting the recognition, but not as great, because his brother and dad weren't there with him," his son said.

His father started out by modifying coupes from the 1930s and '40s for dirt racing.

"It became a family effort, once the boys were old enough to start working on the cars and putting them together," his son said.

Later, vehicles were from-scratch efforts. The Van Ness family traveled to tracks Toledo, Sandusky, and Attica, Ohio, and in Pennsylvania as drivers raced in their cars.

If someone's car got wrecked on Saturday, race day, others stopped by on Sunday to lend a hand.

"They were competitive on the track, but off the track, everybody was helping everybody out," his son said.

The family moved out of race cars by the mid-1970s.

He was born Sept. 26, 1945, in Fremont to Marvel and Harold Van Ness, Sr. He was a 1963 graduate of Gibsonburg High School.

Surviving are his wife, the former Victoria Pressler, whom he married Oct. 29, 1966; son, Norman Van Ness, Jr.; daughter, Amy Black; sister, Jean Roepke; a granddaughter; two step-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren.

A life celebration will take place from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Sandusky County Sportsmen's Club on State Rt. 600 east of Gibsonburg. Arrangements are by Herman-Veh Funeral Home, Gibsonburg. The family suggests tributes to the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame or the scholarship program of the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation in Columbus.

This is a news story by Mark Zaborney. Contact him at mzaborney@theblade.com or 419-724-6182.

Published in The Blade on Aug. 17, 2019

 

 

 Jules Lamson Vinnedge 

1947-2019

Jules Lamson Vinnedge, 71, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Advent Health, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Jules was born in Toledo, Ohio, on December 30, 1947, to the late Jules Lamson Vinnedge, Sr. and Nancy Johnson. Jules graduated from Williams College in 1969 and received his MBA from 
Harvard University in 1972. He joined Owens-Corning Fiberglass (OCF) in Toledo soon after graduate school, rose through the ranks, serving as the Vice President of Strategic Planning later in his career. He retired from OCF in 2001. During his tenure at OCF, Jules travelled extensively, and lived in Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia. He returned to Toledo, Ohio after his international stints, and stayed there until his retirement. In his retirement, Jules spent time between St. Croix, USVI, and Florida, and for the last 6 years, in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Jules loved to travel internationally. One of his favorite regions to travel to was Southeast Asia, and Indonesia was one of his favorite countries to visit. He was an avid water-skier and loved to spend time on the Maumee river in the summertime. While in Toledo, he was very involved in the Alumni Association at Maumee Valley Country Day School and was the Endowment Chair for a few years during the 90s. Jules was also active with the Toledo Museum of Art in various capacities. He was also a long-time member of the Toledo Country Club. Jules was an avid reader, and especially enjoyed the New York Times. He loved Classical Music and was a strong supporter of The Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Jules easily made friends and was well loved by many who have befriended him. He was a great mentor to many in the younger generations, most of whom have gone on to be successful members of society. He had touched many lives in various capacities, in life and in death.

Jules was preceded in death by his parents, Jules Sr. and Nancy. He is survived by his sister, Martha Lee Taylor; and his adopted family, Chee, Ed, and Joe.

A small private ceremony to celebrate Jules' life will be held in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

 

 

 

Anthony "Tony" Winke

 

Winke, Anthony “Tony” G., age 62 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away August 16, 2019. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service. As published in The Blade

 

August 16, 2019

 

Sharon Lynn Avery


Sharon Lynn Avery, 64, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at her home. She was born September 21, 1954 in Toledo to Ernest, Jr. and Nancy (Byers) Avery.

Sharon is survived by her children, Heather (Patrick) Ayers and Scott (Aubrey) Tholl; grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Ernie (Cindi), Larry (Evelyn), Jim (Judy), Cathy (John), and Larry (Sharon) Amsler; father, Gene Saunders as well as many half and step-siblings, nieces and nephews Sharon also loved. She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Avery; mother, Nancy Saunders; and daughter, Helena Ayers.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 12-4 p.m. with a funeral service to begin at 4 p.m.

www.freckchapel.com

 

 

 

 Karis Ann Box

Karis Ann Box was born October 2, 1949 in Toledo, Ohio. She passed way at home on Box Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio, after a brief illness.

Karis enjoyed getting things done. She grew up on a farm. She had many 4H projects including sewing, sheep and cattle. She was first in her Grand Rapids High School graduating class and served as senior class president. She was a Detroit Tigers fan and played softball over the years. She played with the Maumee Community Band for several years. She was a quiet person who enjoyed outings with her many friends.

Karis graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Home Economics and taught food service at a Mansfield High School and was in food service management at the 
University of Michiganand at Bowling Green State University. Karis returned to school to become a dental hygienist. This led her to become manager of the Toledo Dental Dispensary. She later completed a Masters Degree at The University of Toledo and became an Occupational Therapist. She really enjoyed working with special needs children. During her varied careers she worked with the Stranahan Foundation and the University of Findlay.

Karis was preceded in death by her father, Boyd and her beloved cat, Sam. Surviving are her mother, Donna Box; her brothers, Doug (Cindy) and Joe (Becky) Box; her nephews, Geoff, Wes, Jason and Dan; and her great nieces, Lilian, Emma, McKinley and Madison. She enjoyed time with her family especially her great nieces and was looking forward to meeting Madison.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 18, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Cavalry United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids where funeral services will be held on August 19, 2019 at 11:00 PM. Any donations should be made to the choice of the donor.

 

 

 

 Loretta Jean (Rupp) Brannan

Loretta Jean (Rupp) Brannan was born January 24, 1938 to Claude and Helen (Wyse) Rupp in Pettisville, Ohio and died August 12, 2019 at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. She married Stephen Brannan June 14, 1974.

In 1956 Loretta graduated from Pettisville High School and in 1960 graduated from Defiance College with a BS in Education. She started her career teaching 7th grade English at Clyde Jr. High School in Clyde, Ohio. Then for the remainder of her career taught from 1962 – 1994 in Pettisville.

She received an additional degree from BGSU in library science and served as the primary librarian for the entire Pettisville School system in addition. Loretta directed many high school plays and served as Jr. class advisor and then co-advisor for many Jr. – Sr. Proms.

While still teaching, she and her husband Steve hosted two exchange students from Finland in 1982 and 1992.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and started church libraries at the Wauseon First Christian Church and the Sun Coast Christian Church in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and in community activities. Loretta and her brother Jerry worked to organize artifacts and displays for the Museum at Fulton County Ohio. She was a member of the Wauseon First Christian Church.

Besides a tour of Europe with a dear friend Ellen Rico in early '60's', Loretta loved trips to New England, especially the coast of Maine. Starting in 1995, she and Steve wintered in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Loretta is survived by her husband of forty five years, Stephan Brannan; her brother, Jerry Rupp; sister-in-law, Kathy Rupp and numerous nieces and nephews. At one time Loretta also counted sixty first cousins! Preceding her in death besides her parents are sister, Claudette Snyder-Dion and brother, Allen Rupp.

A memorial service will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Pastor Michael Doerr and Pastor Pamela Short officiating. Interment will precede in the Pettisville Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday. Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements.

 

 

 

 Roger D. Brown Sr.

Roger Dale Brown Sr., age 78, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Monday August 12, 2019 surrounded by his family. Roger worked for thirty seven years at GM Powertrain before retiring in 2007.

Rogers was preceded by his father, George Brown; Parents, Opal and Floyd Stancil; Sons, Edward Brown and Tony Kleinert; Grandson, Tyler Brown; Special friend and Love, Edith Brown, and Best Friend, Robert Gray. Surviving are his children, William K. (Sharon) Brown, Roger (Valorie) Brown, Mary (Steve) Hudson, William F. (Kelly) Brown, Thomas Kleinert, and Daughter in Law, Michelle; God-Daughter, Cassie Whitaker; Brothers, James (Linda) Brown and Charles Claybourn; Sisters, Linda Pepin and Rebecca (Rusty) Radsick; twenty-four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Friends may gather from 2:00pm to 8:00pm on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Neville-Shank Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland, (419)865-8879. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019, also at Neville-Shank Funeral Home at 10:30am. Procession will follow to Toledo Memorial Park for burial.

Memorials can be made to the wishes of the family, to be shared with Rogers favorite charities. Special memories and condolences may be shared by visiting 
www.neville-funeral.com.


 

Autumn R. Byrd

Byrd, Autumn R., age 31 years, of Erie, MI, passed away August 14, 2019. Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

 

 

Lowell E. Gallaway


ATHENS- Lowell E. Gallaway, 89, died on Aug. 13, 2019 at his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1930 in Toledo, to Leroy Gallaway and Bessie Margherite Hiteshew. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gladys McGhee Gallaway; two daughters; a son; eight grandchildren (two who preceded him in death); two great-grandchildren and a sister Louise Kish (John).

He was a 1947 graduation of Maumee High School. He received his BS degree from 
Northwestern University, and MA degree in economics and his Ph.D. both from The Ohio State University. He was a Professor of Economics at Ohio University retiring in 2002. He served aboard the USS Hale (DD642) a Navy destroyer, during the Korean War.

Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, August 17th, at 3:30 p.m. at The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 N. Plains Rd., The Plains, OH 45780 with Rev. Joel Harbarger officiating. Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery. Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contribution may be made to OhioHealth Home Care and Hospice, 444 W. Union St., Suite C, Athens, OH 45701. Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register book at: 
www.jagersfuneralhome.com

 

 

Ethel M. Hanawalt

Hanawalt, Ethel M., age 101 years, of Evasnport, OH, passed away August 13, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Beatrice Myers

Myers, Beatrice, age 94 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away August 15, 2019. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Rosetta A. Nofziger-Gorsuch

Nofziger-Gorsuch, Rosetta A., age 84 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away August 13, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

David G. Schad

Schad, David G., age 68 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 7, 2019. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home. As published in The Blade

 

 

Jeffrey E. Schmitt 

Schmitt, Jeffrey E., age 71 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away August 13, 2019. Grisier-Weigel Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 

 Eileen R. Werner

Eileen Rose Werner peacefully passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the age of 95. She was in the care of Betz Nursing Home in Auburn, IN with special care from Heart-to-Heart Hospice.

She was born on August 11, 1924 to Ellsworth & Mildred (Cole) Kinney. Eileen attended Temperance Road School and graduated in 1942. She attended Stautzenberger Business College prior to working for American Propeller Company during World War II.

Eileen married Martin Werner on June 28, 1946. They celebrated 51 years of marriage.

Eileen was employed at Francis Foods as a cashier and bookkeeper for 27 years, retiring in 1989. She went on to work part-time at Crary Drugs before enjoying her full retirement in 1995.

She loved her small town of Temperance, MI where she lived for 89 years. Eileen loved to sew, crochet, read and go shopping. She truly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Eileen was preceded in death by her mother & father, husband Martin, brother, Robert, and son Martin (Kim).

She is survived by her son Joel (Peggy) Werner; daughter-in-law, Peggy Werner, niece, Robin (Kyle) Hall; grandchildren Kevin (Jen) Werner, Matthew (Jessica) Werner, Brandy (Jim) Wall, Bethany (Curt) Hasselman, Jessica (Mark) Compton, Kyle (Ashleigh) Percival, and Nicole (Mitch) Acker; 15 great-grandchildren, 10 great-nieces/nephews and special friend Lacee Drerup.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 17 at Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 
Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. with the funeral service following at 5:00pm. 

Memorials may be made to the "Multiple Sclerosis Society," in honor of her son Kim.

pawlakfuneralhome.com

 

 

August 15, 2019

 

 Donald L. Becker

Donald L. Becker, 90, of Toledo, passed away on August 12, 2019. He was born on September 20, 1928 to Henry and Estella (Ahrent) Becker in Toledo. Donald worked for the railroad for 37 ½ years, retiring from Norfolk Southern. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church where he also served as an usher. Don was an avid train enthusiast. He loved attending train shows and enjoyed his model trains.

Donald was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia and sister, Dolores Wenz. He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Dianna (Dennis) Schroder; sister, Virginia Walsh; and extended family and friends.

Family and friends may visit on Friday from 3-8:00 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the mortuary. Interment will follow at Elliston Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be directed to Bethel Lutheran Church.

Please send condolences to 
www.sujkowskiairport.com.

 

 

 Dorothy Benson

Dorothy Benson passed away August 12 at Wolf Creek in Holland, Ohio where she was a resident and was also under the care of ProMedica Hospice.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 72 years, Robert, Sr. Surviving are her children, Robert, Jr. (Elaine) of Sylvania, OH and daughter, Joyce Turney of Toledo, OH. Dorothy has six grandchildren; Robert Brasel, Peggy Brasel, Chris (Dr. Rebecca Marshall) Denny, Caryn Denny, Robert Benson, III and Krista Allen. Great granddaughter, Jennifer Brasel and great-great granddaughters, Racheal Brasel, Avery Allen and Jetta and Brielle Denny. She was a member and past matron of Fort Industry and Samaria Eastern Star, and also belonged to White Shrine and Oriental Shrine along with Daughters of the Nile. She was also a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.

Friends will be received on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Rd, Toledo, OH 43613 (419-473-1301). Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to ProMedica Hospice. Condolences can be shared online at

www.witzlershanktrilby.com

 

 

Roger D. Brown Sr.

 

Brown, Sr., Roger D., age 78 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 12, 2019. Neville-Shank Funeral Home, Holland, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

David G. Chad

 

Chad, David G., age 68 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 7, 2019. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Neale Ross Chase

 

Chase, Neale Ross, age 74 years, of Fayette, OH, passed away August 13, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Fayette, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Francis Junior Clymer

 

Clymer, Francis Junior, age 91 years, of Morenci, MI, passed away August 13, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Morenci, MI. As published in The Blade

 

 

Robert A. Dietsch

Robert A. Dietsch, age 95, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away following a sudden stroke, Sunday afternoon, August 11, 2019. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 14, 1924 in Stroh, Indiana to Oscar Charles and Eva May (Abry) Dietsch. Following graduation from Burnham High School, Sylvania in 1943, Bob enlisted in the United States 
Army and was a World War II Veteran. He served as an Army Engineer in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Austria. After the war he married his beloved Marjorie Louise Kelb and were blessed with five children.

Throughout his career Bob worked as a machinist, supervisor, salesman and finally as an entrepreneur. He was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Swanton. He was a proud and active member of the Swanton American Legion Post #479 and served on the Burial Squad. He also served on the Swanton Township Zoning Board, PTA and Boy Scouts. He was fortunate enough to take part in Honor Flight and was a WWII educational speaker. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed home remodeling, and spending time with his family: working on projects and attending grandchildren's events. Bob was active and vital until the very end. 

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Kurt (Janet) Dietsch; daughters, Kristina (Kerry) Garretson, Constance Dietsch and Lisa (Ben) Ryba; grandchildren, Korinna Kasara, Eric and Adam Dietsch, Greta Knight, Dane Garretson, Zachary and Lucas Wertz, Beau and Abby LaVigne and Whitney Brown; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Besides his loving wife, Marjorie Louise, Bob was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Heidi Elizabeth Dietsch.

Family and friends may visit Sunday, August 18th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Swanton, with Rev. Edward Strietelmeier officiating. Interment, with Military Rites, will follow at East Swanton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Senior Center or Swanton American Legion Post #479.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at 

weigelfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Ryan A. Fauver

 

Fauver, Ryan A., age 45 years, of Wauseon, OH, passed away August 12, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Charles "Chuck" E. Ferguson Jr.

Charles E. Ferguson Jr. "Chuck", 64, passed away surrounded by his loving family on May 26, 2019 at ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence. Chuck was born on September 28, 1954 to Charles Ferguson Sr. and Marian Darr.

As a lifelong resident of Toledo, Chuck attended Oakdale Elementary and graduated from Waite High School in 1973. After high school, Chuck enlisted in the Air Force, serving in the 
Vietnam War. Upon return, Chuck married the love of his life, Lynn Villhauer and settled in Point Place to raise their family.

In his younger years, Chuck enjoyed photography and was an active member with the Toledo Mobile Radio Association. He enjoyed participating in SkyWarn and helping out at various local races. Chuck also loved 'tinkering'- often building his own computer or playing with the newest gadgets. One of his greatest enjoyments was camping. He and Lynn were volunteers for over 20 years with The Friends of Maumee Bay organization in Oregon, Ohio.

Chuck is preceded in death by his brother, Bruce Ferguson.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Lynn; children, Corey (Michelle) Ferguson and Kelly (Harry) Proestos; 4 grandchildren; parents, Marian (Robert) Darr and Charlie (Pat) Ferguson; brothers, Paul (Pam) Ferguson, Doug (Dolly) Ferguson; sister-in-law, Shaun Ferguson; and many other loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Sat., August 17, 2019 at Toledo Memorial Park Veterans Tower, 6382 Monroe St, Sylvania, OH 43560, at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania, Ohio.

www.toledocremation.com

 

 

Andrea M. Instone Hahn

 

Instone Hahn, Andrea M., age 74 years, of Cygnet, OH, passed away August 14, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Linda Harper

Linda R. McGee Harper, 37, passed away, August 5, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital, where she was a Registered Nurse. She graduated from Whitmer High School and Lourdes College. Linda worked at Rite Aide as a Pharmacy Technician for many years. She was a member of Glass City Church of Christ.

Her memory is cherished by her daughters, Jazlynn and Jordyn Harper and Kennedy Brown; parents, Valda (Darrell) Whitaker and Dale 
Smith; Fiancé, Kenneth Brown; siblings, Dara and Darrell, Jr. Whitaker, Dale and Yolanda Redditt, Myeshia and Deonte' Smith; grandparents, Garland Smith, Delores Smith and Richard Trench; aunt & uncle, Linda Sutton and Less(Donella) McGee.

A Wake service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019, from 7-9:00pm, Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 11:00am, preceded by a 10:00am Wake, all services will be held at Glass City Church of Christ 901 Hoag St.; Dr. Robert Birt, Minister.

www.houseofday.com

 

 

Ruby L. Jordan

 

Jordan, Ruby L., age 87 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 6, 2019. House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Marian A. Luck

Marian A. Luck, age 88, died August 13, 2019 at Divine Health Care in Sylvania. She was born April 20, 1931 in Maumee to the late Clarence and Emma (Fredrick) Byington. A graduate of Toledo Libby High School, Marian worked as bookkeeper for many years and most recently as a stocker at Walmart in Holland. She loved plants, flowers, dancing and playing cards, especially euchre. Marian found her greatest joy in spending time with her family.

Surviving is her son, Chris Hayes (Bonnie); daughter, Kathie Tefft (Lynn); grandchildren, Laurie, Cassandra, Kristy, Tim, Heather, Todd, Kelly and Chris; twelve great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; three sisters, Barbara, Patricia and Joanne; and brother, Danny. She was also preceded in death by son, Tim Hayes; granddaughter, Linda Hayes; and siblings, Butch, Kate, Jim, Marge and Ralph.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave (west of Corey Rd.). A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 17, 2019 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 7800 Erie St., Sylvania.

The family request that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the 
Alzheimer's Association or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

walkerfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 Patrick O. "Pat" Mahorney

Patrick O. Mahorney, age 64, of Holland, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 12, 2019. He was born on August 22, 1954 to J.B. and Jean (Evans) Mahorney in Toledo, Ohio. Pat was famously known for his quick wit, one liners, sense of humor and charitable generosity. For many years Pat worked at Papa Joe's in west Toledo where he never met a stranger and loved the camaraderie of his patrons. At home, Pat enjoyed gardening and living the country lifestyle with his boys.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Robin (Valentine) Mahorney; sons, Nickolas, Eric, Shawn and Patrick; siblings, Jan (Bud) Case, Jeannie Texter, Gabriela Laye, Monica Burns, many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, along with a host of other relatives and acquaintances. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings, John (Loraine) and Jack (Susan) Chewning and Sue Rickman, John Mahorney and mother in law, Jane Valentine.

The family will receive guests on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 2-6:00 p.m. at Newcomer - West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Rd., Toledo, OH 43617 with his Celebration of Life starting Sunday at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

In Pat's memory, memorial contributions may be made to either of the following charitable organizations; Ronald McDonald House or 
Wounded Warriors Project.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

 

 

Loyal Maidment

 

Maidment, Loyal, age 75 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away August 11, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

George J. McVicker

 

George J. McVicker, age 71, of Toledo, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was born on October 17, 1947 to Albert and Phyllis (Hilt) McVicker in Toledo. George was a veteran of the U.S. Armyserving in the Vietnam War. He worked as an auto mechanic throughout his life. George was a HAM radio operator, and enjoyed fishing. He was an amateur stock car racer with his brother Doug, mainly at Oak Shade. George's smile, spirit and legacy will live on in our hearts forever.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Joe Wawrzyniak. George is survived by his loving wife of almost 47 years, Joyce McVicker; siblings, Pam Wawrzyniak, Sandy Young, Doug (Cindy) McVicker and Carol (Chris) Gaffney; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

The family will receive guests on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 2 – 6:00 p.m. at Newcomer – Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo (419-473-0300) with Funeral Services beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Toledo Humane Society.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

 

 

 Ellen F. "Ferne" Musgrave

Ellen F. "Ferne" Musgrave, 86, of the Point & Shoreland Community, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Birchaven Village, in Findlay.

She was born January 22, 1933, in Alvada, Ohio, to Clarence and Olive (Wiseley) Adelsperger. She married Austin Musgrave on March 5, 1955, and he preceded her in death on July 3, 2016.

Ferne found joy in quilting & crocheting, crafting, furniture refinishing, and antiquing.

Surviving Ferne, and cherishing her memory, are her children, Steven Musgrave, Emily (Todd) Bosarge, and Craig (Viktoria) Musgrave; grandchildren, Renee (Matthew) Hooper, Jonathan Haskins, Wesley and Adam Bosarge, and Kateryna Gololobova; great-grandsons, Jacob and Liam; twin sister, Faye Newman; and sister, Carol Adelsperger.

Visitation will be held from 9 am until 11 am, with funeral services beginning at 11 am, on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH 43611.

Ferne will be laid to rest in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park with services held privately.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
charity of the donor's choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting

hoeningfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Florian G. Podach

 

Podach, Florian G., age 86 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away August 14, 2019. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Kert P. Rattamasri- bounreuang

Kert P. Rattamasribounreuang, age 31, of Toledo, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at his home. He was born December 30, 1987 to Kert and Carol (Engler) Rattamasribounreuang in Toledo. Kert was a 2006 Waite High School graduate. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, friend and most importantly, a father. Kert is survived by his parents; son, Asher Maverick Black and 8 siblings.

Visitation for Kert will take place on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo (419) 475-5055. Visitation will continue from 11:00 a.m. until Funeral services begin promptly at Noon on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in the funeral home followed by interment at Toledo Memorial Park.

www.urbanskifuneralhome.com

 

 

 Eunice M. Schaffner

Eunice M. Schaffner, 94, of Toledo, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. She was born on August 9, 1924 to Perry and Myrtle (Harris) Robbins in Toledo, OH. She graduated DeVilbiss High School in 1942 and married Floyd Schaffner in 1949. She was a member of Augsburg Lutheran church for many years. Eunice was proceed in death by her parents, her husband, and brother, Robert Robbins. Left to cherish her memory are children, Nancy (John) Sabo, Linda (Jim) Sparks and Calvin Schaffner; sisters, Evelyn (Frank) Chapman, Carol Bunge and sister-in-law Joan Robbins and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday August 17, 2019 at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Those wanting to make a memorial contribution in Eunice's name are asked to consider Glory Dei Lutheran church. Arrangements by Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Trilby (419-473-1301).

www.witzlershanktrilby.com

 

 

Charles W. Schroeder

 

Schroeder, Charles W., age 70 years, of Hamler, OH, passed away August 13, 2019. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Glen Dale Shoemaker

Glen Dale Shoemaker, age 92, of Maumee, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in Maumee. He was born to Charles and Margaret (Auxter) Shoemaker on April 5, 1927 in Lindsey, Ohio.

Glen was a veteran of the U.S. 
Army. and retired as a Crane Operator. Glen loved fishing, watching movies, going to Florida, and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Shoemaker; son, Michael Shoemaker; brothers, James and Donald Shoemaker. Glen is survived by his daughter, Janine (Rick) Hilbert; grandchildren, Morgan Hilbert, Angel Hilbert, Shianne (Dewayne) Houghtlin, Tammy (Tim) Shelton. 

Family and Friends will be received on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 5-8 P.M. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave, Toledo. The Funeral Ceremony will be Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11 A.M. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maumee Senior Center or Monclova Senior Center. Online condolences may be made at 
www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

 

 Michael Owen Sperry, Sr.


Michael Owen Sperry, Sr. age 55, of Toledo, passed away August 9, 2019. He was born July 19, 1964 in Oregon, OH to John and Mary (Wood) Sperry. Mike was employed with Kroger for more than 37 years as a Produce Manager. He enjoyed traveling to the Caribbean Islands, Florida and anywhere with a sunny beach with his family. Mike loved to scuba dive. He loved to lend a helping hand to his family without hesitation. Mike cherished his grandson, Bentley and would do anything for him. A loving husband, father, Papa, brother and friend, Mike will be deeply missed by all who know and love him.

Mike is survived by his wife, Irene A. Sperry; children, Michael (Amanda) O. Sperry, Jr., Matthew E. Sperry and Mindy (Maxwell Hughes) M. Sperry; grandson, Bentley O. Sperry; siblings, Judy A. Sperry and Mark (Brenda) O. Sperry, Sr.. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his siblings, Linda Duncan, Edward Sperry and Cynthia Kallil.

The family will receive guests Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Newcomer - West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Road, Toledo (419-392-9500). Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in Mike's memory.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

 

 

Sharon R. Uferr

 

Uferr, Sharon R., age 76 years, of Stryker, OH, passed away August 12, 2019. Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Thomas M. Valentz

 

Valentz, Thomas M., age 61 years, of Weston, OH, passed away August 12, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Kendra L. "Kendy" Wesley

Kendra L. "Kendy" Wesley, age 74, of Toledo, passed away peacefully Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Manor at Perrysburg. She was born on July 5, 1945 to Charles and Dorothy (Kelly) Wesley in Vassar, Michigan. Kendy moved to Toledo in 1966. She worked for the State of Ohio for over 30 years starting as a key punch operator and retired as an Administrative Assistant for Jobs and Family Services. Kendy also worked as a home health aide for many years after retirement. She was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, and sun bathing. Kendy loved her lilac bushes, tending to her flowers and working in her yard. She loved animals, especially dogs and cats. Kendy loved music, attending jazz festivals and played the organ at church. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and could always be seen at the grandchildren's sporting events. Kendy's smile, laugh and spirit will live on in our hearts forever.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Shannen, April 2019; and brother, Kent Wesley. Kendy is survived by her loving sons, Brad (Julie Susor) and Ramero (Ronnette) Wesley; grandchildren, Aubree, Jacob, Ramero Jr., and Reese; great-grandchildren, Dawson, Adrian, and Noah; brother, Kelly (Lydia) Wesley; nephew, Shayne (Jennifer Warner) Wesley; and a host of extended family members and dear friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Details will follow. Newcomer – Southwest Chapel (419-381-1900) assisted the family with professional services.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Toledo Humane Society or any organization helping with Parkinson's Disease.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

 

 

Denise M. Wright

 

Wright, Denise M., age 64 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 5, 2019. House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 August 14, 2019

 Joanne C. Arndt


Joanne C. Arndt, 73 of Perrysburg, passed away Saturday, August 10 2019 at her home following a 4 ½ year courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Her husband Aubrey was at her side. She was born December 24, 1945 in Benton Harbor MI, to William and Mary (Wager) Rinehart. She married Aubrey E. Arndt in Kalamazoo, MI on April 23, 1966. Joanne and Aubrey have raised 3 children and celebrated over 53 years of marriage together. In addition to being a homemaker, she enjoyed many activities including golf, kayaking, biking, cooking and bird watching, just to name a few. A woman of tremendous faith she was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church. She was active in numerous ministries which included cooking for the priest, making countless rosaries for various other ministries which included the members of the RCIA. She was devoted to the Eucharist and was the light of Christ to many. Through it all, it was her husband and family that gave her the greatest joy, especially her grandchildren for whom she was very proud.

In addition to her husband Aubrey, she is survived by her children; Matthew (Tina) Arndt of Sylvania, OH, Karyn (Ronald) Juncker of Grafton, OH, Rebecca Docherty of Bay Village, OH; grandchildren, Katrina, Erika, Emily, Molly, Brady, Riley and Mason; brothers, Bill (Diane) Rinehart, Ron (Margo) Rinehart, Jack Rinehart, John (Terrie) Rinehart and sister, Jeanne (Dean) Petersen. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Family and friends will be received 4-8 p.m. with a Vigil Service and Rosary at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Gray Stone Hall 29101 Hufford Road, Perrysburg. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 16, 2019 at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front Street, Perrysburg. Celebrant will be Fr. Jeffrey Walker, assisted by Deacon Gary Thrun. Concelebrants will be Fr. Nicholas Weibl. Interment will be in St. Rose Cemetery, Perrysburg, OH. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials take the form of contributions to: The Ovarian Cancer Connection or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory, or photo may do so at: 
www.marshfuneralhomes.com

www.marshfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Sharon Lynn Avery

 

Avery, Sharon Lynn, age 64 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 12, 2019. Freck Funeral Chapel, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Taylor Allison Bentley

 

Bentley, Taylor Allison, age 27 years, of Fayette, OH, passed away August 10, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Fayette, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Michael Bradley

 

Bradley, Michael, age 68 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 11, 2019. Newcomer-Southwest, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Jack Allen Bucher

Jack Allen Bucher, age 67, ended his battle with Parkinson's disease on August 11, 2019 as he claimed the final victory and went home to his Lord and Savior. Jack was born to Marvin and Lois Bucher on April 14, 1952.

Jack married his high school sweetheart on July 27, 1968. They remained side by side living life and raising their family for a very blessed 51 years. He accomplished and enjoyed many things in his life but the most important to him was his family. His sons, daughter-in laws and grandchildren were what bought him the most joy!

During his son's school years Jack worked diligently to help start and grow the school's athletic booster club which soon fielded teams in softball, baseball, basketball, wrestling and cheerleading. During this time he also coached his son's teams and positively touched the lives of many young people. This passion continued into the next generation as he never missed a game or activity of his grandchildren. He was their #1 fan and encouraged them in all their endeavors until his last day.

Jack spent his career in the construction industry. He started at the age of 16 as a laborer in his family's construction company, Floyd P. Bucher & Son. During the following 32 years he spent time learning each of the trades, settling in as a carpenter, and ending as President of the company. Later he formed the construction/development company, The Jack Bucher Company, with his three sons. In 2002 the company was instrumental in the re-development of the Wright Dunbar corridor in Dayton, Ohio.

Jack was preceded in death by his father Marvin Bucher; his father and mother-in-law Cecil and Betty Ford and great grandchild Tenley Benschoter. He is survived by his loving wife Connie; mother Lois Heyman; sons Robert (Kathi) Bucher, Kevin (Angel Jackson) Bucher, and Jeffery (Sarah) Bucher; grandchildren Audra (Tyler) Benschoter, Miranda Douglas, Connor Zaborowski, Jaden, Lincoln, and Reagan Bucher; great grandchildren Lane, Loften, Lowen Benschoter, Elliana Douglas. His memory and life will be cherished by all!

Visitation will be Friday the 16th of August from 4:00 to 8:00, with a memorial service Saturday the 17th of August at 10:00, both will be held at the Wisniewski Funeral Home 2426 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, Ohio. Interment will follow the service at Ottawa Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, Ohio, or International Boxing Club Knock Out Parkinson program, 5965 Telegraph Rd., Toledo, Ohio.

www.wisniewskifuneral.net

 

 

 Sandra Lee (Oberle) Case

Sandra Lee (Oberle) Case, age 69, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 in St. Anne's Mercy Hospital. Sandra was born in Toledo, Ohio on November 16, 1949, to Jacob and Ruth (Wolfe) Oberle. She graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Sandra was an amazing and wonderful woman, whose giving and generous spirit touched everyone around her. She worked at Jacobson's for 15 years, and was the epitome of the customer service that always set Jacobson's apart. After Jacobson's closing in 2002, Sandy started working at Dillard's, where she has been ever since, working in the men's Polo department. Sandy loved her family more than anything. She was devoted to supporting all of her children in Westwood football and cheerleading, coaching the Rams cheerleaders for several years. She supported her children in the Whitmer sports programs also; clapping so hard her hands would be red for hours after each game. As her children grew older, Sandra's passion became her grandchildren; they were the love of her life and she was at her happiest when she spent time with them. Sandra loved playing Scrabble, and was competitive in everything she did. She loved to take pictures, preserving the memories she created and shared with her family. Sandra was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and also cheered on Ohio State. She became a bit of a world traveler, visiting Italy, Spain, and Turkey, where she recently walked her youngest daughter down the wedding aisle. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Jim Oberle. Sandra is survived and will be missed by her children, Colleen (Jason) Perry, Richard Case, Maureen (Russell) Hemmelgarn and Kendra (Bora) Yazcolu. She is also survived by her grandchildren Chloe, Zach, Grant, Caroline, Rosalie, James and Mia. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio (419-475-5055) on Thursday August 15, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday August 16, 2019 in the funeral home beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Toledo Memorial Park

urbanskifuneralhome.com

 

 

John W. Fouts II

1957-2019

John W. Fouts II, age 61, of Woodville, OH, passed away on August 9, 2019 after a short illness at St. Charles Hospital. He was born in Toledo, OH on December 11, 1957 to John and Lorna (Williams) Fouts. He graduated from Waite High School and held various factory and construction jobs, but he had a passion for the outdoors. In his early life, John was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved backpacking with friends, and spent time trekking the Grand Teton Mountain Range. He had an immense love for all animals, from rehabilitating injured birds as a child to rescuing and caring for dogs as an adult. John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lorna Fouts. He is survived by his sister, Suanne (Pat); children, Caleb and Samantha (Anthony); special friend Roy and family; as well as other friends and family members. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution should consider Cutie's Fund (Lucas County Canine Care & Control), Planned Pethood, or a 
charity of the donor's choice.

 

 

 Rosalie Geronimo

It is with great sadness that the family of Rosalie Geronimo announces her passing after a long illness, on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at the age of 80, with her family by her side. Rosalie will be remembered by her loving children Christina, Robert (Theresa) Geronimo, Mary (Michael) Nelson, Dave (Cindy) Geronimo, Rose Geronimo, 10 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Rosalie was employed by Gladieux Food Services for 30 years. She enjoyed shopping, cooking, and visits with family and friends in Akron, Ohio where she resided with her daughter Rosie for the last 10 years. Rosalie was preceded in death by her husband Robert Geronimo Sr. and daughter Mary Helen.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Thursday August 15th from 3-7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the mortuary. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be given to the St. Labre Indian School, 
www.stlabre.org.

Please leave a condolence message for the family at 
CoyleFuneralHome.com

www.coylefuneralhome.com

 

 

 Beverly Ann Harding


Beverly Ann Harding, 84, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2019.

Born November 15, 1934, in Toledo, Ohio, Beverly was the daughter of Norman and Florence (Kowalka) Kille. Growing up on the East Side of Toledo, Beverly had a wonderful time with her identical twin sister, Waverly, jumping rope, roller skating around the block, and spending summer days with their brothers at their grandparents' cottage on Lake Erie. So identical were the twins, they insisted on dressing alike and doing everything together – one elementary school day even trading places and tricking their teacher. Beverly attended Waite High School and then spent four years working as a bookkeeper for Toledo Trust. At age nineteen she met her "one and only," Donald Harding, at a fateful YMCA dance. Five months later, June 12, 1954, they became husband and wife, to be together their whole lives. Beverly enjoyed keeping house, family picnics, and quiet evenings. She and Donald were devout members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Raising their three children, Beverly was a model of patience, perseverance, and love. 

Beverly's life work was her family. She is survived by her children, Glenn (Bridget Weaver) and Pamela (Mark) Seely; daughter-in-law, Sally Harding; her twin sister, Waverly Strawinski; brothers, Dale (Sally) Kille and Verne (Carol) Kille, and sister, Mary Ann Vangen. Also left to treasure her memory are 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and their son, Keith.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m., Friday, August 16, at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S Reynolds Rd, Toledo, OH. Funeral services will be held at the LDS Chapel, 11050 Avenue Rd., Perrysburg, OH, at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 17. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please leave a condolence message for the family at 
CoyleFuneralHome.com.

www.coylefuneralhome.com

 

 

Jarvis L. Jones

 

Jones, Jarvis L., age 34 years, of Cleveland, OH, passed away August 7, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Ross Joseph "Joe" Kuhner 1947-2019

Ross Joseph Kuhner (Joe) was born on March 5, 1947, in Columbus Ohio, the oldest of seven children to Ross and Bernice (Klarman) Kuhner. He passed away unexpectedly of cardiac arrest on August 11, 2019, surrounded by his extended and loving family, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, OH..

A former resident of Columbus, OH, Joe and his wife of forty-four years, Cheryl Ann (Vallade), have resided in Maumee, Ohio for the last twenty years. Joe was a 1965 graduate of Bishop Hartley Catholic High School (Columbus, OH) and a 1970 graduate of Ohio University (Athens, OH). He retired from Columbia Gas, and began a second career with Gas Technology Institute, as a trainer of engineers in natural gas industry, before retiring to a life mowing his lawn, being Papa Joe to his cherished grandchildren, and fattening up the army of squirrels in the backyard.

Preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary Kuhner Lyons, brother-in-law Douglas Brehm, his father-in-law Robert Vallade, and niece Elise Renee Vallade.

In addition to his best friend and wife Cheryl, Joe is survived by his adoring children, Steven (Jennifer) Humphrey, Krista Kuhner (and her mother, Mary Kay Sturbois), Ross (Leane) Kuhner, and Jeremy (Jamie) Kuhner; cherished grandchildren Olivia, Owen, and Alex Kuhner; siblings: Patricia Kuhner, Linda (Richard) Vallade – long story, Susan Brehm, Thomas (Suzie) Kuhner, Cindy (Steve) Perry, Robert (Polly) Vallade, Sandy (Bob) Lindner, Jeff Vallade; mother-in-law Leona Vallade; and more nieces, nephews, grand-nephews and -nieces, and close friends than we can possibly list.

An accomplished carpenter, Joe hand-crafted exquisite furniture and gifts for family and friends, of course first starting with precise pencil drawings on graph paper. Whatever he couldn't fix with his dozens of organized clamps, could always be fixed with WD-40 and/or duct tape. 

Joe loved Major League Baseball and maintained his lifelong love of the Cleveland Browns, even while surrounded by his Pittsburgh sports-loving family. Under careful tutelage by his mom in the ways of cheating at euchre, Joe passed on his knowledge to his baby brother, and the duo spent many decades hood-winking unsuspecting partners.

The family will receive family and friends for visitation at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, on Thursday, August 15, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Joe's funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 6149 Hill Avenue, Toledo, on Friday, August 16, at 10:30 a.m., with his burial to follow immediately at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania.

Our family is indebted to the dedicated ICU nursing and medical staff at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee for their kind and gentle care of Joe, and assisting our family through this difficult time. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the 
American Heart Association (www.heart.org).

With a hearty laugh, Joe celebrated many important events with his large, loud, and ebullient families and friends. The laugh, his wicked sense of humor, and extensive vocabulary of curse words when woodworking, will be missed more than we can express.

walterfuneralhome.com

 

 

Leona B. Lindau-Stopher

 

Lindau-Stopher, Leona B., age 90 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away August 13, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

  Maroulla Loizou

Maroulla Loizou, 82, of Toledo, OH passed away Saturday, August 10th, in her home, surrounded by family. Maroulla was born July 27th, 1937 on the beautiful island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean.

She is preceded in death by husband, Costas Loizou, and all her siblings, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Sisters, Panayiota, Vasiliki, Christalla and brothers, Frixos and Andres.

Maroulla is survived by her daughter, Christina (Michael), grandchildren, Christopher, Marianna and numerous nieces and nephews.

Maroulla was born in the village of Skiloura to a family of sheep herders and farmers that also had a side business making and selling mud bricks. As an adult she became a skilled seamstress and worked in Cyprus before coming to the U.S. She arrived in the U.S. in 1968, married, and had her daughter in 1971. She was a mother and homemaker living in Toledo the rest of her life. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Maroulla enjoyed cooking, sewing, traveling, and volunteering at the church. She was a loving Yiayia to her grandchildren helping to teach them Greek and their heritage.

The family would like to extend a special heartfelt appreciation to both Memory Lane Care Services, 2500 N. Reynolds Road Toledo, OH 43615 and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their years of dedication to Maroulla's care and request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to either of these organizations.

Visitation will be at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue Toledo, OH on Thursday, August 15th from 3-8 P.M. with services at 7:00 P.M. by Father Larry Legakis. Funeral services will be Friday, August 16th at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 Superior Street Toledo, Ohio. Condolences for Maroulla's family may be expressed online at

www.ansberg-west.com

 

 

Anne Marie Markwood

 

Markwood, Anne Marie, age 52 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 11, 2019. Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Marian H. McCroskey

Marian H. McCroskey, age 85, of Oregon, Ohio died peacefully on August 12, 2019. Marian was extremely dedicated to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren! She and her beloved husband, Roy McCroskey, created Roy F. McCroskey Builder, Inc. in the early 1960s and together they built over 500 custom homes in Lucas, Wood, and Ottawa Counties spanning their 35 year career. Marian's hard work coupled with her perfectionistic and entrepreneurial spirit, was an integral part of their success. Her role as accountant, secretary, decorator and painter was invaluable to Marian and Roy's teamwork! Roy called her "the boss!" Their goal was to build quality homes and please their customers, and they did. Her work ethic was fostered at an early age when beginning at 12 years old, she would get off the school bus at the business of her father, Herbert Gladieux, then Gladieux Coal in Oregon, Ohio, now known as Gladieux Home Center. Her father trained her on how to do accounting, wait on customers, and gave her a strong business sense that continued throughout her life. Her kids and grandkids will attest that she instilled those values in them. Marian had a stroke in April, 2019 while at her condo in Fort Myers, Florida. Upon her return, she had two more strokes followed by a heart attack. She was resilient, tough and determined, working hard at therapy to make a comeback. She never ceased fighting and never gave up until her heart decided it had enough. Having to fight was not new to Marian as she was a five-year 
breast cancer survivor, a five-time melanoma survivor, as well as a previous multiple heart attack survivor! During her later years, she greatly enjoyed going to the Oregon Senior Center where she made many friends, and she loved going to the casino. Marian's secret to living a longer life was "never quit working" and she did not. Up until a few weeks before her death, she continued to help her daughter, Denise, with her business, Hello Courage. Her Catholic faith and love for God were extremely important to her. Marian never missed going to Mass, prayed daily for her family and friends, and was a founding member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Walbridge, Ohio.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy F. McCroskey, who died in 1999; her parents, Angela and Herbert Gladieux, and her sister Theresa Weilnau. She is survived by her daughters, Denise McCroskey and Diann Harp; her grandchildren, Danelle (Justin) Partin, David (Amy) Collins, and Tyler Harp; as well as her brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Marian Gladieux. Her great-grandchildren, whom she adored, also survive - Brady, Kayla, and Mackenzie. Marian's family sincerely thanks the entire staff of Mercy St. Charles Acute Rehab, Dawn, Jennie, Cat, and Kesha from Ohio Living Hospice, and Tena Partin for their care, inspiration, and love to Marian.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 2:00 pm–8:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Friday, August 16, 2019 at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 300 Warner Street, Walbridge, Ohio at 10:00 am. Burial will take place in Lake Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Jerome Catholic Church, Walbridge, or Cardinal Stritch High School, Oregon.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

 

 

 Ernst John Meinen

Ernst John Meinen passed away peacefully at home on August 12, 2019 at the age of 90. He was born in Toledo on February 18, 1929 to Henry and Lydia Meinen. He attended Scott High School and the University of Toledo. He served his country for 25 years in the 
US Marine Corp. Ernst operated his own television and antenna repair service prior to his retirement.

As a teenager, he began barbershop singing and sang throughout his life with the former SPEBSQSA, the Barbershop Society and many quartets in the city.

His daughter, Betty Madlinski, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Marilyn; children, Steven Meinen, Stan (Deanne) Meinen and Laurie (Rod) Missler; grandchildren, Rhonda, Terri, Cortney, Joe, Torey, Allie, Samantha, Tayler and John; great grandchildren, Alan, Jake, Logan and Jack.

Visitation will be held at the Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary, 3815 Sylvania Ave (at Woodley Rd.) Friday from 4-8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's UM Church, 1201 Madison Ave. Toledo, 43604. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions to Heartland Hospice, 28555 Starbright Blvd., Perrysburg, 43551 or to the church.

www.fothdorfmeyer.com

 

 

 Jeanne (Obert) McMahon Miller

Jeanne Katherine (Obert) McMahon Miller passed away on the beautiful summer morning of August 11, 2019 in the hospice wing of Sunset House from cancer, surrounded by her children and without pain. She was 93.

Born on September 28, 1925 in Mercy Hospital in Toledo, she was the oldest daughter of Karl, a truck driver, and Gertrude, a Vaudeville acrobat. The family temporarily relocated to Erie, PA, but Jeanne and her siblings mainly grew up in East Toledo during the Great Depression, living on such streets as E. Broadway, Valleywood, and in 1511 Starr, next to the family business of Obert Cartage and Moving. She attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1943. Amazingly, as a child she survived battles with the mumps, whooping cough, scarlet fever, and the measles (twice). Predictably, she always had her children immunized.

While at Central, her father passed away and Jeanne went to work at the Sun Oil refinery as a chemist at the age of 17, earning money to contribute to the family finances. She was a dedicated worker her entire life, instilling this trait in her children by quiet example. She also believed in the importance of education, and in an era when "women were not supposed to be smart," graduated from Toledo University cum laude with a degree in Pharmacy in 1947. Not so quietly did she instill in her children the importance of education, never asking "if" they were going to college, but only "where."

While at TU and a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, she met John W. McMahon, a Navy veteran home from WWII also studying pharmacy. They drank manhattans, courted at Kin-Wa-Low's, and were married on July 5, 1948 at Sacred Heart, with a reception at the Hillcrest Hotel, and a honeymoon in Quebec City. Immediately, they began contributing to the Baby Boom, having five children. Together, and with Mother-in-Law Marvel McMahon, they operated McMahon's Drug Store on Stickney Avenue until 1974, when Woodward High expanded their campus. Jeanne then became a staff pharmacist at Toledo Hospital, retiring in 1990. She kept her license current for many years after, often working shifts at Churchill's or other stores to keep busy.

Jeanne was a life-long devout Catholic, a member of the Altar Rosary Society at Sacred Heart, and later as a member at Christ the King was blessed to be a lay eucharistic minister and a member of their choir, once singing for Pope John Paul II on a trip to Italy. She was also a Girl Scout leader for her daughters, bowled for many years with John and her girlfriends, and never met a card game she didn't like.

After her husband John passed in 1981, she remained alone until marrying Victor Miller in 1992, a retired Toledo Police officer who used to walk a beat that included the old drug store. "Mom and Vic" spent fifteen fantastic years together, often dressing in matching outfits, taking long driving trips to visit kids and grandkids, stopping at National Parks and tourist traps alike, and sending post cards from every corner of the continent. Eventually, Jeanne reached her goal of visiting all 50 states. They also volunteered many places together, including Wildwood Metro Park, Meals on Wheels, and the American Red Cross. Vic passed in 2007.

In her 80s, Jeanne remained active, babysitting her grandkids, playing bridge at the Sylvania Senior Center, and always frosting sugar cookies before Christmas. In her 90s, she still worked the crossword puzzle every day and never missed watching "her boyfriend" Roger Federer play tennis. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and eating chocolate ice cream with every meal.

Jeanne is survived by her daughters. Patricia Ellyatt of Duarte, CA, Carol Wilkerson of Sylvania Township, and Joyce (David) Williams of Fullerton, CA, and sons Thomas McMahon of Waterville, and John W. McMahon (Sarah) of Toledo. She is also survived by 12 grand children, and 18 great-grand children. Also surviving is her sister Ruth Kolwitz, and 19 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and brothers Richard and Karl Obert, and sister Margie Newell.

The family would like to thank the staff at Sunset House for their compassion and professionalism throughout her final days, and would invite everyone to enjoy a VO manhattan in her memory.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 4-8 pm at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Avenue with a Rosary service at 7 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:00 am at Christ the King, 4100 Harvest Lane, with burial immediately following at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart or Christ the King catholic parishes. Condolences may be left for the family at 
www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 Richard Melvin Navarre

Richard Melvin Navarre, age 77, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Sunday morning, August 11, 2019, in St. Luke's Hospital Emergency Room. He was born May 30, 1942 in Neapolis, Ohio, to the late George Albert, Sr. and Ida Marie (Gunther) Navarre. On December 12, 2012, he married his loving wife, Gloria Jean Lovely.

Richard worked for UPS for 36 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of PFA for 50 years and was a 1960 graduate of Anthony Wayne High School. Richard attended Fulton Union Church and loved singing and playing guitar in numerous bands he formed. He also enjoyed Karaoke and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria; sons, Rick (Becky) Navarre, Todd Navarre and Peter Navarre; grandchildren, Zachary and Brooke Navarre; brother, Bill (Judy) Navarre and sister, Mary (Jim) Seiple.

Richard was preceded in death by his brother, George Navarre and sister, Ida Vea.

Visitation will be held Sunday, August 18th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where funeral services will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Tom Bates officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fulton Union Church. 5232 County Road HJ, Delta, OH 43515.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at:

weigelfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

Evelyn June "Ev" (nee Iwinski) Nowak

Evelyn June (nee Iwinski) Nowak, 88, of Temperance, MI, passed on to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 11, 2019. She had been a longtime member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Bono, OH. In 2014, after the death of her Woodward High School sweetheart and husband John Nowak, she moved to Temperance, MI to be closer to some of their children.

Evelyn was born June 21, 1931, in Toledo, OH to Andy and Olympia (nee Kina) Iwinski. As a child living on Mulberry St. she loved it when the circus came to town and patrons would ask to park their cars in the empty lot next to her home; she'd charge them .10¢ and then use her earnings to buy ice-cream. After John and Evelyn were married at St. Adalbert Parish on Lagrange St. in 1951, they remained there and were active members for many years. Evelyn enjoyed her eight children, twenty-one grandchildren, and twenty-nine (almost!) great-grandchildren. She loved Tiger's baseball, an occasional trip to the casino, watching television comedy reruns, making Best Ever cakes for parties, and eating a good Polish meal. A retired employee of Oregon City School District, Evelyn had a knack for making everyone laugh, students and coworkers alike. At OLMC Bono, Evelyn taught CCD classes, volunteered at the church's annual festival, read Scripture (Reader) during church services, and was an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. Amidst the many things she was involved in, she always put family first.

Evelyn is survived by her children, Michael (Kendra), Thomas (Linda), Marlene (Larry) Layton, Sharon (Tom) Dumit, Martin (Tina), Amy (Eric) Swierczek, Pamela Burson, Jeffrey Nowak, PhD; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Eleanor Makulinski and sister-in-law Emma Nowak. Preceding her in death are her parents, her sister Florence (Chester) Kowalski, and grandsons, Thomas James Nowak Jr and Adam Joseph Burson.

Family and friends may visit Friday, August 16, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI where a rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church 8330 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI where she will lie in state in the narthex after 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery, Oregon, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Temperance, MI or Toledo, OH St. Vincent de Paul Society, for which she and her husband John were ardent volunteers in their quest to tangibly bring the love of Christ to those in need. In her own words, written long ago for her family to remember, she said, "Jesus is love. Talk to Him when you have a problem. Believe me—prayer works! We're proud of all of you and love you all!"

bedfordfuneralchapel.com

 

 

 Sarah E. Reed

Sarah Elizabeth Lloyd Reed, age 99, peacefully passed away August 9, 2019 at The Glendale Assisted Living surrounded by loving family.

Sarah was born February 25, 1920 in Blytheville, AK to Rev. Robert and Mary Ann (Jones) Lloyd. Sarah was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and served on the Mother's Board. She enjoyed cooking large family meals, gardening and being surrounded by her adoring family.

She worked many years in the restaurant industry including Howard Johnsons and Cousino's Steakhouse, eventually working for the Board of Education retiring in 1980.

Sarah was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Virley Sr.; sons, William, Charles and James; granddaughter Virlena and great grandson, Torvon; two brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her devoted children, son, Virley W. (Gail); daughters, Carolyn and Debra; 18 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; sisters, Berniece and Dora. Daughter in laws Vera, Thettis, Brenda, and Bobbie Ann.

The family extends a special thank you to The Glendale Assisted Living staff and Great Lakes Hospice.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM Friday August 16, 2019. Funeral Service at 11:00 AM Friendship Baptist Church, 5301 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, OH. Bishop Duane Tisdale, Officiant.

 

 

 Deloris R. Riley

Deloris Rita Riley (Gallaher), 86, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away on August 9, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on January 13, 1933 to Bernice and Stephan Balusik. Deloris worked for the Jobst company in Oregon, OH for many years, and Magnavox in Fort Wayne, IN until her retirement. She married John Riley in 1973 and enjoyed 30 happy years with him. Deloris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John (Jack) Riley; her daughter, Denise Soto; her son, Mark Gallaher; her sisters, Barbara Hart and Mary Mueller; and brothers, Frank and Joseph Balusik. She is lovingly survived by her sons, Ricky, Christopher(Laura), David (Robin), James (Jeanna), and Steven (Mandy) Gallaher; son-in-law, Charles Soto; 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; her sister, Cathy Mueller; and many nieces and nephews.

Deloris was a strong-willed, independent, resourceful, and creative woman who enjoyed nature, and all creatures great and small. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who "didn't suffer fools lightly" but who shared all she had fully.

The family would like to thank Otterbein Senior Living of Perrysburg for their care and support during her five years there, and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their compassionate care during her final days. Per Deloris' wishes, there will be no services, and burial will be private.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider The Cocoon Shelter, an "Emergency Safe House committed to ending domestic violence and empowering those affected by it." P.O. Box 1165, Bowling Green, Ohio, 43402. Please view and sign the guest registry at 
coylefuneralhome.com.

www.coylefuneralhome.com

 

 

Arlene E. Rogner

Arlene E. Rogner, 93, of Toledo passed away on August 12, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on May 8, 1926 in Detroit, MI to Theodore and Ellen (Scanlon) Priebe. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Faulkner and Holly (Bill) Roemer; 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at Reeb Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be private. Donations in Arlene's memory may be given to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Park Congregation. Online condolences to

www.reebfuneralhome.com

 

 

James L. Roth

 

Roth, James L., age 65 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away August 11, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Glenn F. “Lefty” Saller

 

Saller, Glenn F. “Lefty”, age 88 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away August 11, 2019. Keller Koch Chudzinski Funeral Home, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Diane Seay

Our beloved Mother and friend Diane Seay was brought into this world October 18, 1956 and passed away peacefully on August 8, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio surrounded by her loving family. She attended Scott High School. Diane was very dedicated and that showed through her services at The Monroe St. Neighborhood Center for over five years.

 

 

 Elizabeth Nathine Goodenough Smith

Elizabeth Nathine Goodenough Smith died peacefully Sunday morning, August 11, 2019 after a long illness.


Nathine was a brilliant woman and accomplished artist and musician. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Nelson B. Goodenough and Ethel May (Shackleton) Goodenough. She started playing the piano at age 5, and loved it--including the practicing. She started school in Mt. Vernon, OH, and attended a number of other schools, as Nelson was a Railway Express Agent who worked at a variety of locations. In Ann Arbor, MI, the principal told the newly transferred Nathine that just because she had gotten straight A's in other schools, did not mean that she should expect similar grades in Ann Arbor. Of course, Nathine proved him wrong, repeatedly. The family eventually moved back to Mt. Vernon, where Nathine graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and was awarded a scholarship to attend Miami University of Ohio.

At Miami, Nathine was an education major and received a bachelor's degree in 1950. It was also at Miami where Nathine met Willard (Bill) Smith, while both worked for the school newspaper. She was impressed by Bill's humorous remarks and intelligence. College days were very happy for Nathine and Bill. After graduation, they were married on June 24, 1950, and soon after, they were in the car and on their way to Colorado for Bill's graduate studies at the University of Denver.

The couple moved to Toledo when Bill accepted a job with the Municipal League. He then moved to a position at the University of Toledo, later becoming Vice President for Business Affairs. In addition to raising two sons, David and Steven, Nathine was active with a variety of Toledo organizations, including volunteering as a docent for the Toledo Symphony's educational programs for school children, teaching Sunday school at Epworth United Methodist Church, serving as officer and pianist/organist for the Palestine Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the PEO. She often provided music for local programs and was pleased to accompany her son, Steven, for his many violin performances. Nathine and Bill were life-long supporters of the Toledo Symphony and Toledo Museum of Art. During their 68-year marriage, Nathine and Bill developed a love of travel and did so, extensively, particularly after Bill's retirement from UT. The couple managed to travel to every continent of the world, except for Antarctica. Bill preceded her in death in December 2018.

Once her sons were grown, Nathine returned to school, attending art classes at the University of Toledo and earned a second bachelor's degree, this time in art. She became an exhibiting artist, and frequently participated in juried shows locally and nationally. Known for her work in collage and mixed media, she had numerous awards to her credit, including the 2001 Juror's Award at the Athena Art Society Fall Exhibit; 2001 Best of Show at the Spectrum Friends of Fine Art Members Show; First Place, 1998 Toledo Artists' Club, Abstract Exhibit; and the Award of Distinction, Spectrum Friends of Fine Art, Winter Show, 1995. A member of the Athena Art Society (since 1988) and the Toledo Artists' Club (since 1997), Nathine was also a long-time member of the National Collage Society. In 2005, she was included in the National Collage Society's book, "Collage," as an NCS Signature Member. Her final exhibit, in November 2017, was presented by the art department of her alma mater, the University of Toledo, as a benefit to raise money for the Nathine G. Smith Fund for Artistic Achievement, created to assist UT art students.

Donations may be made to the Nathine G. Smith Fund for Artistic Achievement (2402456) through the UT Foundation, as well as other organizations she loved, including the Toledo Symphony, Toledo Museum of Art, and Epworth United Methodist Church, as well as the Alzheimer's Association.

She is survived by sons, David (Terry Blair) of Martinez, CA, and Steven (Stacia Lewandowski) of Santa Fe, NM.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo (419-841-2422). The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 Central Avenue, Toledo. Burial will be private.

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 Louise C. Suchy

Louise C. Suchy, age 88, of Maumee, Ohio passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Lakes of Monclova. She was born to Irvin and Marcie (Sybert) Miller on February 2, 1931 in Cloverdale, Ohio.

Louise was a member of Calvary Church and several clubs, Compass Club, Pythian Sisters in Whitehouse, American Legion, Ohio State Mother's Club, and Toledo Symphony. She enjoyed sharing her competitive spirit while playing volleyball, tennis, golf, and animals. Her passing will be felt by many, as she touched many lives in her 88 years.

She is survived by her grandson, Benjamin (Susan) Suchy of Miami, Florida; and many loving family and friends. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Suchy; son, Jeffrey Suchy; parents, Irvin and Marcie Miller; sister, Sheila Miller; brother, John Miller.

A special thanks to her companion, Lyn Stautzenbach, who allowed Louise to stay in her home, he was her rock who was there for her through thick and thin; also, the doctors and nurses at Heartland Hospice. Rhonda Wise who has been Louise's friend for 40 years. Louise often referred to Rhonda as her "daughter." Louise was a second mom to Rhonda. They shared many special times together and retail therapy was one of her favorite activities.

Family and Friends will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St, Maumee on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 12 P.M. Interment to follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Those who wish to make a memorial contribution in Louise's memory are asked to consider the Toledo Area Humane Society or Nature's Nursery. Online condolences may be made at 
www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Charles Kenneth Wardell

 

Wardell, Charles Kenneth, age 86 years, of Erie, MI, passed away August 11, 2019. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Randall G. Weyandt

Randall G. Weyandt, 63, of Oak Harbor, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 in his home with his loving wife by his side. Randy was born in Fremont, Ohio on February 27, 1956 to Gene and Shirley (Floriania) Weyandt. He graduated from Oak Harbor High School (1974) and went on to obtain his bachelor's degree from the UT in Geology. Randy worked at Materion/Brush Wellman as a machine operator in the pebble plant. He was an extremely hard worker that loved his job, creating many friendships throughout his 35 year career. He had many passions in life, from being a WWI, WWII and Civil War historian, to traveling out west with his wife, hiking and exploring the geological wonders of the U.S., especially red rock. Randy was a member of Foundation Stone Church and had an intimate relationship with God. His worship and marriage were the cornerstones of his life. He was a wonderful man who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was affectionately called "Grandy" by his 7 Grandchildren. 

Randy is survived by his wife of 23 years, Julie; parents, Gene and Shirley; step-children, Apryl (Robert) Morin, Jacob (Rachel) Christopher, Joshua (Keri) Christopher; grandchildren, Selena, Sarah, Caleb, Brayson, Jadyn, Vivienne and Eleanor; sister, Tammy Kleinhans; nephews, Joshua, Daniel; and special 4 legged companions, Mutt, Jeff, Sweet Pea, Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage and Lou-Lou. 

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Road (east of I-280) on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 2pm – 8pm. The family will also greet friends on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Foundation Stone Church, 4532 Woodville Rd., Northwood, Ohio 43619 from 10:00 am until the time of funeral services at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers the family is offering choices: donations can be directed to Foundation Stone Church to support Compassion International, a child sponsorship ministry, (Website 
FSCConline.org). Additionally, there is a Go Fund Me Account organized by Mary Ann Opal benefitting Julie and Randy which will help offset medical costs and final expenses.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

 

 

 Darrell Zimmerman

Darrell Zimmerman, 82, of Northwood, Ohio passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg Center. He was born on March 30, 1937 in Rainelle, West Virginia to Maxie and Harry Zimmerman. Darrell attended Smoot High School before serving in the U.S. Army. He worked as semi-truck driver for Art Iron Steel Company for 30 years. Darrell was a founding member of Northwood Baptist Church where he served as deacon, trustee and life-long treasurer. 

Darrell is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Carol; children, Michael Zimmerman, Michelle (Michael) Slowikowski, and Marlene (Daniel) Jett; grandchildren, Holly, Randy, Jacob, Emilee, Samantha, and Dakota and his sister-in-law, Frona Zimmerman. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Trevor; brother, Lacy "Bud" Haley and sisters, Lake Arlene "Jack", and Peggy Joan.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lake Twp. Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Northwood Baptist Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

www.freckchapel.com

 

August 13, 2019

 

 

Fidel Barrera

 

Barrera, Fidel, age 80 years, of Gibsonburg, OH, passed away August 10, 2019. Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Pauline Bernhard


Pauline Bernhard, 105, of Monclova, OH passed away Thursday August 8, 2019 at the Perrysburg campus of Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Pauline was born April 19, 1914 in Mungon, OH to the late Edward and Iva Ferrenberg.

Besides her parents, Pauline is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Bernhard; grandson, Todd J. Bernhard; brother, Walter Ferrenberg; sisters, Helen Ferrenberg, Leone Wetsel; dear friends, Ola and George Lewis.

Pauline is survived by her son, Larry Bernhard; grandchildren, Kevin (Sheila) Bernhard, Brent Bernhard, Troy (Rachel) Bernhard; great grandchildren, Kevin Bernhard II, Todd (Ashley) Bernhard, Zachary Bernhard, Samantha Bernhard, Joseph Bernhard; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pauline worked for Monclova Schools as a cafeteria cook and for Anthony Wayne Schools until her retirement in 1975. Pauline loved knitting, crossword puzzles, vacationing with her family, and attending her grandkids sporting events. She was a long time member of Heritage Church of God. Monclova Township Fire Ladies Auxiliary, and a host of other social and service organizations. She was a loving mother, Grandmother, and a special friend whom will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be held at Heritage Church of God, 3520 Strayer Rd., Maumee, OH on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at Heritage Church of God on Thursday August 15, 2019 starting with a visitation from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. with funeral services then taking place. Burial will follow at Swan Creek Cemetery, Monclova, OH.

 

 

 Randy Lee Brown

Randy Lee Brown, 40, of Toledo, OH, passed away at his home on Thursday, August 8, 2019. He was born on September 23, 1978, in Toledo to Randy L. Brown and Sandra L. Dilbone. Randy was an avid boxer and most recently worked for Stykemain Landscaping.

Randy is survived by his father, Randy L. Brown; and brothers, Jeremy L. Brown and Aaron L. Brown. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sandra.

Friends will be received on Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 4:00 p.m. in Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, 1163 W. Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43612 (419-269-1111). Condolences can be shared at

www.blanchardstrabler.com

 

 

Roosevelt Chandler, Sr.

 

Chandler, Roosevelt, Sr., age 78 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away August 10, 2019. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Habegger Funeral Services is honored to serve Pauline's family. We invite you to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting 
www.habeggerfuneralservices.com

 

 

Terry L. DeRammelaere

 DeRammelaere, Terry L., age 59 years, of Bradenton FL, formerly of Woodville, OH, passed away August 10, 2019. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Woodville, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Daniel D. Durliat 

August 12, 1948 ~ July 30, 2019

Daniel D. Durliat passed away suddenly July 30th, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital. Dan was born to Lenore Nagel Durliat Hintz and James R Durliat August 12th, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio. Dan graduated Libbey High School and attended The University of Toledo. Dan worked as an auto mechanic and specialized in foreign cars. He was employed at the former Khan Motors and later at Ed Schmidt in Perrysburg, where he recently retired.

Known to his friends as "Fly", Dan was an incredibly smart, kind, considerate man that loved cars, auto racing, taking photographs and animals. Dan was a remarkable father, devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend. His presence, patience, calm demeanor and great conversations will be dearly missed. He was a genuinely cool interesting person to be around.

Dan leaves behind his treasured son, Andrew (Erin) Durliat. Andrew was born from Dan's marriage to Gloria Kapp Wallington. Dan always referred to Andrew as "The Kid" and he was the light of Dan's life. Although Gloria and Dan divorced, they set an example as coparents to Andrew with Dan often taking Andrew's step brother for visitation along with them. Andrew gave Dan two beautiful grandchildren, Ellah and Carson. Dan was absolutely thrilled to be a grandfather and cherished his time with them. Along with Andrew and his family, Dan leaves behind his brother, Ron (Shelby) Durliat; sister, Sarah Durliat; nieces and nephews.

Services for Dan will be private. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Dan's honor is encouraged to consider the Toledo Area Humane Society or the Toledo Zoo.

 

 

James Edgar Ernest

James Edgar "Big Jim" Ernest, age 76, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 9, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 14, 1942 in Toledo, OH to Edgar and Rachael (Waters) Ernest. Jim was a graduate of Libbey High School. He was employed at the Doehler-Jarvis Plants 1 & 2, and at GM Powertrain for 25 years, retiring from there in 2004. A skilled woodworker, Jim beautifully remodeled his own home. He also enjoyed fishing, and tinkering with his motorcycle, boat and cars. He was a former member of the River View Yacht Club.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Theresa (Rensch) Ernest (married November 30, 1963); sons, Anthony "Tony" (Mary) and Ben (Tonya) Ernest; grandchildren, Andrew and Amanda; and great-grandchildren, Noah, Nova, and Christine. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Wanda and Joann; half-sisters, Mary Jane and Patricia; and brother, William Charles Ernest.

Services will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 419-476-9176. Memorial tributes may be given to the 
American Heart Association, or the American Lung Association. Condolences can be shared with the family at

www.sujkowski.com

 

 

John W. “Jack” Flynn

 

 

John F. Folk

 

Folk, John F., age 78 years, of Defiance, OH, passed away August 10, 2019. Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Holgate, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Paul David Giha, esq.

Paul Giha, 81, of Toledo, OH, lately of Paxton, MA, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019, at UMass University Hospital in Worcester, MA, having survived leukemia for over 18 months. The eldest son of the late Roger Giha and Ivy (Simmons) Giha, he was born in Toledo, Ohio.

He is survived by his brother, Bill Giha (Jan) and his sister, Margaret Giha, both of Toledo, OH; his beloved, "Cyn-Cyn" –Cynthia Kelly of Bingham Farms, MI; his children, Stephanie Stratton (Drew) of Paxton, MA and Jeff Giha (Staci Kleine) of Oxford, MI. He was predeceased by his first wife, Nancy (Johnson) Giha, in 1990. Uncle Pauly/Papa will also be missed by the Johnson family, all his nieces and nephews and his 6 grandsons, Sam, Peter, Charlie, Nathan, Adam and Jonathan.

Paul was a graduate of Devilbiss High School and the 
University of Michigan where he earned his undergraduate and law degrees. He faithfully practiced law in Toledo for 50 years and served on the Bar Association Grievance Committee for much of that time. He happily played basketball, tennis, golf and squash for years as a member of both the Toledo Club and Sylvania Country Club. Paul had more toys than most – cars, trucks, Jeeps, boats, houses, snowmobiles and more – and he loved sharing the fun. The cottage at Devil's Lake was central to the summer with family and visiting friends; Paul and Nancy were the ultimate hosts. "Summer Camp" was a Johnson Family tradition missed by few. An expert woodworker, he made beautiful hardwood furniture and even Christmas clocks and walnut stools for the whole family. He loved his trains and the shows where he found his treasures. Paul's love of food was legendary, and sharing meals with lifelong friends or family members was his favorite entertainment.

Services will be private, and a celebration of life will be planned by the family in Toledo this fall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the church he came to love: First Congregational Church of Paxton, 1 Church Street, Paxton, MA 01612.

 

 

Shane E. Hall

 

Hall, Shane E., age 34 years, of Montpelier, OH, passed away August 8, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Emanuel H. “Hank” Harrison

 

Harrison, Emanuel H. “Hank”, age 84 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away August 10, 2019. Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Leo James Havens

Leo J. Havens, 66, of Toledo, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania, Ohio. He was a hard worker for 29 years at Johns Manville in Waterville, manufacturing the tiles for the space shuttle.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, watching westerns and fast cars and motorcycles. He will always be loved and remembered by his nephews Kurt and Jonathan as the "fun uncle".

He is survived by his sister Kris Winkler; son Jason Havens; and grandchildren Taylor, J.J., and Wyatt.

A memorial service will be held at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Thursday, August 15 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Please view and sign the online guest registry at 
www.coylefuneralhome.com

www.coylefuneralhome.com

 

 

 

Frances J. Hickman

 Hickman, Frances J., age 91 years, of Gibsonburg, OH, passed away August 11, 2019. Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Walter A. Jefferson

 Jefferson, Walter A., age 50 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 2, 2019. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 

Robert William Jones, Sr.

 Jones, Robert William, Sr., age 96 years, of Lakeside, OH, passed away August 7, 2019. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Lakeside-Marblehead, OH. As published in The Blade.

 

 

 

 Dorothy Anne King

Dorothy Anne King 97, of Perrysburg, Ohio, and formerly of Temperance, Michigan, died Sunday, August 11, 2019 at her residence in Perrysburg Commons, Perrysburg, Ohio. Born February 6, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of Walter and Anna (Horachek) Wysocki. She married Glenn T. King on June 27, 1942 at St. Catherine Church, Cleveland, Ohio, and preceded her in death on November 17, 2002.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Temperance, MI, where she was active in the RSVP, and the rummage sale and the Bedford Seniors where she assisted with Meals on wheels.

Dorothy was employed with the Bedford Public Schools in the Cafeteria and the playground with the kids, and enjoyed playing Bunco, euchre, golf and loved her grandkids and their activities.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn T. King; son, Bruce T. King; brothers, Raymond, Ronald and Richard Wysocki.

Surviving are her loving children, Dan (Chris) King, Bonnie (Steve) Halsey, Michael King and Joanne Moore; 7 grandchildren, Danny, Mark, Jeff, Patty and Lori; Amanda and Jacob; 10 great-grandchildren, and other relatives, family and friends. 

Visitation will be from 3-8 pm Sunday, August 18, 2019, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 
Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI. with the Rosary offered at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 19, 2019, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 8330 Lewis Avenue, Temperance, Michigan 48182, where she will lie in state after 10:00 am with Mass following at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 28555 Starbright Blvd, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.

pawlakfuneralhome.com

 

 

Lee Anna Midcalf-Faison

 Midcalf-Faison, Lee Anna, age 80 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 8, 2019. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 

 William Francis Reno

Bill Reno, age 86, of Pemberville, OH, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee, OH. He was born on October 20, 1932 in Toledo, OH, to Elmer and Margaret (McDonnell) Reno. He would later serve his country in the 
United States Navy as a Sr. Chief Petty Officer in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. To this day he remains a very private, but proud veteran of his nations armed forces. Bill returned home and raised four children. He was a business owner having owned Reno's Pizza, Hofbrau House (Aka) "The Animal Shelter" and Graybeard Antiques, all in Pemberville. His memberships included; Pemberville Freedom Township American Legion Post #183 and the Pemberville Library. Bill was a very seasoned traveler having seen most of the world. He had many passions. Among them were; traveling, cooking, classical music, artwork, antiques, garage sales, golfing, storytelling and the Village of Pemberville of which he was very proud. He was a consummate Detroit sports fan, and especially enjoyed his Thursday Night Group, an evening that was spent at various restaurants with his friends. However, his greatest passion was his family, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his son, Tim (Melody) Reno of WA; daughters, Shelly (David Cain) Reno of Sylvania, Laurie White of Novi; grandchildren, Dustin (Lauren) Thomas, Nicole Giger, Ivey Darick, Deanne Reno, William Reno, Zachary Reno, Alex White, Elizabeth Reno, Kari Reno, Lindsey Thomas and Taylor Reno; numerous great-grandchildren; brother: Thomas (Joanne) Reno of MA and sister, Peggy Adkins of FL. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Gene Reno; granddaughter, Bridgett Glancy and sister, Mary Byersmith.

Family and friends will be received 10 am – 12 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH, with a Funeral Service conducted at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James Budke, officiating. Interment will be in the Pemberville Union Cemetery, Pemberville. Memorials may take the form of contributions to: The Wood County Humane Society. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at 
www.marshfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 Jo Lynn Shaffer

Jo Lynn Shaffer, 70, of Tiffin and formerly of North Baltimore, passed away at 2:34 a.m., Thursday August, 8, 2019 at the CRSI Home in Tiffin. She was born on August 19, 1948, in Findlay to the late Donald L. and Joanne V. (Foltz) Shaffer.

Jo Lynn is survived by her twin sisters, Jill Guy of North Baltimore and Jan (Rick) Stein of Custar; her nephews, Nick (Heather) Guy of Sarasota, FL, Joel (Alicia) Stein of Hickory, NC and Adam (Jody) Stein of Custar; great-nieces, Reese and Riley Guy and Abigail Stein; and a great-nephew, Tyler Stein.

Jo Lynn resided at CRSI and enjoyed spending time with her housemates, Aimee, Anne, Debbie, Kristin, and Lisa. She was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Baltimore. She received extraordinary care from the staff there who showered her with love and affection. Jo Lynn previously resided at the Northwest Ohio Developmental Center in Toledo.

Jo Lynn loved listening to music and singing. Although she was limited in her abilities, she taught us all about love, compassion, and acceptance.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 1 hour (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.) prior to the service. Pastor Ralph Mineo officiating. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Baltimore. Online condolences may be expressed at 
www.smithcrates.com.

 

 

 Tommie Gordon Smith

Tommie Gordon Smith, age 87, of Toledo, OH passed away August 10, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice Residence. He was born June 28, 1932 in Red Boiling Springs, TN to Ray and Moline (Davis) Smith. Tommie was employed with General Mills for many years, retiring in 1992.

Tommie is survived by his wife, Shirley R. Smith; children, Jeffery (Carole) Smith, Luan (Ernest) Clifton; grandchildren, Ryan (Shayna) Smith, Tyler Smith, Sylvan (Chris) Kirk and Adrienne (Chris Scholl) Clifton; great grandchildren, Anastasia, Evelyn, Avery, Emmett; cousin Peggy Jean and Roger Allen. In addition to his parents, Tommie was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Smith in 2000.

The family will receive guests Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Newcomer - West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Road, Toledo (419-392-9500). Funeral Services will begin Thursday at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

 

 

Edith Wonders

 

 

Wonders, Edith, age 91 years, of Morenci, MI, passed away August 12, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Morenci, MI. As published in The Blade

 

 

August 12, 2019

 

 Donald J. Clees


WW2 veteran, Donald J. Clees, 94, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2019. He was born on March 6, 1925 in Detroit, MI, to Robert J. Clees and Helen E. (Forstek) Clees.

Don is survived by his sons, Donald (Nina) Clees of Omaha, NE and Thomas (Janet Hoffman) Clees of Athens, GA; 2 grandchildren, Amy and Cristen Clees. Also surviving are his stepchildren, Susan McCann, Mary Caye McCann, Lynn (Dan) McCarty. Janet (Steve) Kyle, Jim (Julie) McCann, Brian (Margaret) McCann, Barb Hertzsch and their families. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosemary; second wife, Susanne; brother, Robert and sisters, Noreen, Dorothy and Helen.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 12, at 2:00 p.m. with an hour of gathering before at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. Interment will be private. Please leave a condolence message for the family at 
CoyleFuneralHome.com.

www.coylefuneralhome.com

 

 

Dorothy Ganden

Dorothy Ganden, age 93, died August 7, 2019 at Foundation Park Care Center. She was born in Toledo to Edward and Ethel (Kenig) Salzman and was a graduate of Scott High School. She met her husband-to-be, Sam Ganden while attending Scott High School and they were married on November 11, 1945, after Sam returned from serving in World War II. Dorothy did office work for 32 years at the Red & White Store on Prospect and Detroit Avenues, that she and Sam owned. At the store they were known affectionately as Miss Dorothy and Mr. Sam. She was very close with her five cousins and were called the Salzman Girls. After retiring, she enjoyed volunteering with the Sisterhood at Congregation Etz Chayim, and for many years she served as the President of the Sisterhood. Dorothy also served as President at the Darlington House for many years where she strived to keep the meals kosher for it's many Jewish residents. Her hobbies included reading a book a day and playing Mahjong three times a week with three different groups of ladies.

Dorothy stressed the importance of family and enjoyed cooking for the family, especially at the holidays.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sam Ganden and her sister, Selma Schwartz and many close cousins. Surviving is her daughter, Ellen (Daryl) Rubin; grandchildren, Joshua, Marisa and Tynan and great grandchildren, Kylar and Dawson, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 12 at the Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home 2426 North Reynolds Rd. Toledo, OH. 43615. Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Memorial donations in Dorothy's memory are suggested to Hospice of NW Ohio or a 
charity of the donors choice. The family is thankful to the staff at Foundation ParkAlzheimer's Care Center and Hospice of NW Ohio. Special thanks are also extended to Katy Neal, who cared for Dorothy one on one for the last eleven years.

www.wickfh.com

 

 

Rhoda M. Matuszynski

Rhoda M. Matuszynski, 80, of Lambertville, MI, passed away on August 8, 2019. She was born on April 29, 1939 to George and Marie (Cutcher) Perry in Toledo. Rhoda was a dedicated wife and mother, volunteering at many school and PTC activities. She was also a member of several groups, including: the Toledo Women's Club, Red Hat Society, Polish Cousins, the Lunch Bunch, and her High School Girls. Rhoda was an excellent cook, loved to play bunco and dining out with her family and friends.

Rhoda was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Gerald J.; sister, Georga Willhite, and brother-in-law, Chester Kwiatkowski. She will be dearly missed by her children, Kathleen (John) Kelly, Thomas (Leanna) Matuszynski, Gerald (Glenna) Matuszynski, and Kristina (John) Morningstar; grandchildren, Rachel, Marissa (Aaron), Matthew, Marlayna, Thomas, Ashley (Zac), Haley (Ben), Taylor, Marina and Noah; great grandchildren, Landry, Quinn, Dane, Lucas, Grant and Jaxon; sister-in-law, Joan Kwiatkowski; many dear nieces and nephews; and 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., where Memorial Services will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the mortuary. Memorial tributes may be directed to the ALS Association (The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022)

Please send condolences to 
www.sujkowskiairport.com.

 

 

August 11,2019

 

 Marvin G. Alexander

Marvin G. Alexander, 74, of Toledo, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2019 at Flower Hospital.

He was born on May 23, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of the late Gladys and Primm Alexander. He was the third of 7 siblings. On June 25, 1966, he married Karen Mynihan Alexander and they were together 40 years until she passed in 2007.

Marvin was a Whitmer graduate and was very proud of leading the Whitmer golf team to the state championships two years in a row as its captain. As an adult, Marvin drove school buses for Washington Local Schools, worked at Champion Spark Plug in Toledo until 1991, and then worked at Horizon Technology in Tiffin, Ohio before retiring.

He was known as a kind and caring man with a great sense of humor. It has been said that he never met a stranger, making friends wherever he went. Marvin enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing and going to auctions. He also really enjoyed attending Whitmer basketball and football games with his best friend and brother-in-law, Paul. He was very close with his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his daughter, Amy (Brian) Kagey and his son, Jeffrey Alexander; grandchildren, Trevor and Brenna Kagey; brothers, Charles (Diana) Alexander, Kenneth (Marlene) Alexander and Jerry (Cheryl) Alexander; and sisters Carol (Paul) LaCourse and Shirley (Mark) Reed; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Alexander was preceded in death by his wife Karen; his parents and his sister, Norma (Doug) Gonder.

There will be a visitation on August 24, 2019 beginning at 12:00pm with the memorial service taking place at 2:00pm at Trilby United Methodist Church in Toledo.

 

Diana M. Anthony

1930-2019

Diana M. Anthony resided in Naples, Florida for several years before her passing on August 7, 2019. Prior to that she was a long-time resident of Toledo, Ohio, her birthplace. Child of Pearl Pencheff, and sister to Robert Pencheff (deceased) and Lilian Prisby of Sylvania, Ohio. She is also survived by children Debbie (Marty) Bohland of Oregon, Ohio and Gerry (Liz) Anthony of Rossford, Ohio, grand children Chris and Nick Bohland, Ally Dittman and Drew Anthony. There are also five great grand children.

She was married for 56 years to Vernard Anthony until his passing in 2010. Diana and Vernard also had a son, Gregg Anthony, taken from them too early aged 21. She attended both Waite and Libbey High Schools.

There will be a private celebration of life at a later date.

 

 Jacqueline "Jackie" A. St. Arnaud

Jacqueline "Jackie" A. (Wineke) St. Arnaud, 71, was peacefully called home to the Lord on August 3, 2019. She was born in Toledo on March 17, 1948 to John "Jack" Wineke and Madelyn (Young) McDermott. She was known by many as "Ma" and also as Aunt Jackie to several extended family members. Jackie worked as a clerical specialist at MCO for 33 years. She greeted everyone she met with a smile on her face and couldn't go anywhere without running into someone she knew.

She valued the times traveling with her family to Siesta Key, Florida and the U.P. of Michigan. She enjoyed spending time with her girls, casinos, bingo, bowling and visits with family and friends. She had a love for holding any little one she could get her hands on and loved them as her own grandchild.

Jackie was preceded in death by her father, Jack Wineke; step-father, Donald "Benny" McDermott; mother, Madelyn McDermott; daughter, Kimberly (Dankert) Kosier and many loving grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins. She is survived by her loving daughter, Dana (Josh) Dorsey; son-in-law, Scott Kosier; her aunt, Phyllis Forster; former mother-in-law, Barbara St. Arnaud and many cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 from 3-7 p.m. with a short service performed by Pastor Larry Vriezelaar at 3:30 p.m. The family welcomes you to join us at The Waterville Event Center at 8326 Waterville Monclova Road, Waterville, OH 43566. Those wishing to donate in Jackie's memory are asked to consider Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet 
www.maumeevalleysaveapet.org. The family wishes to thank the nurses and doctors at UTMC for their care of Jackie.

www.toledocremation.com

 

Anthony Baccus, Sr.

Anthony Baccus Sr., age 65, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on August 5, 2019. Anthony was born on June 20, 1954. He was one of fourteen siblings born to the late Larry and Mary (Ingram) Baccus.

He was a great soul and honorable man, a true teacher to whomever had an ear to hear. He shared 45 years of marriage with Lee Esther (Walker) Baccus, 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. He retired from Chrysler after 35 years of service. Anthony then opened Esther's Alterations for his loving wife.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 11 a.m., preceded by Wake Hour at 10 a.m. A visitation will be Friday from 7-9 p.m. All services to take place at The House of Day Funeral Service.

www.houseofday.com

 

David L. Bates

David Lee Bates, age 64, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Temperance, MI, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, August 6, 2019 while here visiting family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Bates. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Dana Bates; daughter, Suzanne Bates; grandchildren, Arianna and Jakub; father, James Bates; brothers, Jim (Brenda) and Bill (Karen) Bates; and many other family members and dear friends.

Private Services will be held at a later date. Newcomer – Southwest Chapel (419-381-1900) assisted the family with professional services.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

 

 

 Sister M. Philothea Chirpich, OSF 

1925-2019

Sister M. Philothea Chirpich died at Rosary Care Center in Sylvania, Ohio, on August 6, 2019. The daughter of Thomas and Mary Chirpich came to the convent from St. Casimir Parish, Wells, Minnesota in 1944. She professed her first vows in 1946 and final vows in 1949.

Sister Philothea was an educator and a learner for most of her 73 years in religious life. She taught in schools in Ohio, Minnesota, Michigan and Texas.

She taught in elementary schools for 30 years and did remedial work, served as a library aide, tutor, secretary, volunteer, member of the House of Prayer and Religious Education Coordinator during her long and varied ministry work. She and her sister, Sister Digna, are remembered fondly by the teachers and students at the former Sylvania Franciscan Academy where they served as tutors from 2006-2011. Sister Philothea spent the last ten years of her life in prayer ministry at Rosary Care Center.

Sister Philothea was well prepared for her ministries having received a B.A. in Education and Social Science from the former Mary Manse College, in Toledo, Ohio and a M.A. in Education from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also had a diploma in Religious Studies from the College of St. Theresa in Winona, Minnesota and Certificates in Catechetics from the Diocese of Toledo.

Sister Philothea dearly missed her sister, Sister Digna, who died in January of 2013. They were always seen together when they returned to the Motherhouse and shared their love of helping others by tutoring as well as generously visiting the other residents at Rosary Care Center. They spent many hours in the Chapel praying for the needs of the community, the church and the world. They are dearly missed by the Sisters and many friends and family members.

There will be a Welcoming Service for Sister Philothea in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis at 6:00PM on Sunday, August 11, 2019, followed by visitation until 8:00PM. Visitation will continue on Monday, August 12, 2019, beginning at 9:00AM until the funeral at 4:30PM. Interment will be in Porta Coeli Cemetery on the campus of the Sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio.

Arrangements by Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, Toledo, Ohio.

www.wisniewskifuneral.net

 

 Robert "Bob" Clark

Robert "Bob" Clark, of Ashland, passed away on July 25, 2019. He was 89 years old. Bob was no doubt met by his grandson Jeremy, who left this life seven years ago.

It was in Dayton, Ohio, where Bob was born and raised, that he met Lois Jean Eisele. They had two children and enjoyed a happy marriage for almost 68 years. He joined the Air National Guard in 1950 and spent the majority of his career as Chief of Supply with the 180th Tactical Fighter Squadron in Toledo, Ohio. After 33 years, Bob retired from the Guard at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Several years later, he and Lois decided to join family in Ashland, Oregon and spend their remaining years there.

Bob was a devoted family man who was outgoing, had a great sense of humor, and loved a good (or bad) pun. In high school he was a member of the track and basketball teams and had a lifelong love for the game of golf. He loved meeting new people and striking up conversations on a variety of subjects. This served him well during the many years he volunteered with the Ashland Police Department, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and at the Ashland Plaza Information Booth.

Bob and Lois enjoyed a long and happy retirement which included traveling to many parts of the world. Hawaii was a particular favorite. They loved taking in concerts and plays, and spending time with family and friends.

Bob is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Mike; daughter-in-law, Mary; daughter, Patti; granddaughters, Jessica, Kendall and Hannah and great grandchildren Averi and Jarred. Remembrance donations may be made to the 
Wounded Warrior Project.

 

Laurie L. Coci

Laurie L. Coci, age 44, of Toledo, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at home on Sunday, August 4, 2019. She was born on February 12, 1975 to Raymond and Sharon (Pedigo) Rayoum in Toledo.

She was preceded in death by her mom, Sharon Miller. Laurie is survived by loving son, Kyle (Vanessa Allen) VanTassel; partner and best friend, Kelli Morris; step-son, Nathan Morris; father, Raymond Rayoum; sister, Amy (Jody) Whittecar;

The family will receive guests on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 2 – 7:00 p.m. at Newcomer – Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900) with Funeral Services beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

 

Gerald J. Conger

Conger, Gerald J., age 51 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 3, 2019. Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, OH.

 

 Ursula M. Curley


Ursula M. Curley, 95, of Perrysburg, Ohio devoted mother and devout Catholic; passed away peacefully Friday, August 9, 2019. She was born in Oregon, Ohio, on December 31, 1923 to Peter and Hazel (Arquette) Jacobs. Ursula was an accomplished quilter and shared her talents with countless relatives and friends. Throughout her life, Ursula volunteered with numerous churches and if she met a stranger they became a lifelong friend. Ursula is survived by her children, Tom (Kathy) Curley, Carol Slaybaugh, and Marianne (Ken) Palinski; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Westfall and Corrine Peth; along with many loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; former husband, Thomas; children, Kay Ann Curley and Daniel Curley; grandson, Raymond; great-granddaughter, Emily; and sisters, Agnes, Florence, Eleanor, Elsie, and Margaret. 

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel 440 S. Coy Road on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:00 am in St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, where the family will receive friends beginning at 10:00am. Interment: Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to a 
charity of the donor's choice. Ursula's family wishes to thank the staff of Manor of Perrysburg and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their tender care and compassion.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

 

 James D. DuPre

James D. DuPre, 78, of Toledo, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at St. Clare Commons surrounded by his family. James was born June 25, 1941 in Sylvania, Ohio to Daniel and Dorothy (Dahlke) DuPre. He married Betty M. Junge on November 29, 1976 in Monroe, MI and they shared many years together.

James and his brother, Frank owned and operated DuPre Siding. He enjoyed the outdoors; loved fishing, hunting and boating. James was the Commodore for River View Yacht Club in 1996 and 2002. He was also the 2007 Commodore for the I-LYA.

Along with his wife, Betty, James is survived by his daughter, Danielle (David) Stem; step-children, Michael (Gayle) Bayer, Mylinda (Terry) Bookenberger, Kathy (Gary) Timman, Karen (James) Hobson and Jacqueline Bayer; ten grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and brother, Jeff (Peggy) Roberts. He was preceded in death by his son, James D. DuPre II; grandchild, Terry; his parents and brothers, Frank DuPre and Mike Roberts.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Jim on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at River View Yacht Club, 5981 Edgewater Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43611. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Memorial contributions may be made in Jim's memory to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or 
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be made online to the family at:

www.witzlershank.com

 

Florence Edwards

Edwards, Florence, age 70 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 8, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH

 

James Edgar Ernest

James Edgar "Big Jim" Ernest, age 76, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 9, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 14, 1942 in Toledo, OH to Edgar and Rachael (Waters) Ernest. Jim was a graduate of Libbey High School. He was employed at the Doehler-Jarvis Plants 1 & 2, and at GM Powertrain for 25 years, retiring from there in 2004. A skilled woodworker, Jim beautifully remodeled his own home. He also enjoyed fishing, and tinkering with his motorcycle, boat and cars. He was a former member of the River View Yacht Club.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Theresa (Rensch) Ernest (married November 30, 1963); sons, Anthony "Tony" (Mary) and Ben (Tonya) Ernest; grandchildren, Andrew and Amanda; and great-grandchildren, Noah, Nova, and Christine. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Wanda and Joann; half-sisters, Mary Jane and Patricia; and brother, William Charles Ernest.

Services will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 419-476-9176. Memorial tributes may be given to the 
American Heart Association, or the American Lung Association. Condolences can be shared with the family at

www.sujkowski.com

Dr. Kathleen M. Ferguson

Dr. Kathleen M. Ferguson, 74 of Toledo, Ohio, passed away August 4, 2019 at Mesilla Valley Hospice. She was born August 23, 1944 in Toledo, Ohio, to Thomas R. Ferguson and Emeline Ferguson. She graduated from The University of Toledo in 1981 with a BA in English; then subsequently earning a Master's Degree and then ultimately a Ph.D. in English. She worked for The University of Toledo for twenty years; retiring in 2004.

She was an avid reader and loved fishing, dancing, quilting and spending time with family and friends, especially grandchildren.

Kathleen is survived by James E Ferguson, Sr., husband for 57 years; sons, James Ferguson Jr. and Stephen Ferguson; four grandchildren; a great granddaughter and sister, Kimberly Ferguson. Kathleen was preceded in death by her son, Tony Ferguson.

Family will have a private celebration of her life at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations on her behalf to The University of Toledo are appreciated.

Arrangements with Getz Funeral Home, 1410 E. Bowman Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001. Please visit 
www.getzcares.com to sign the local online guest book.


Chester W. Goodman

Chester W. Goodman, 65, of Millbury, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Hospice of NWO. Chester was born on October 28, 1953 to the late Wilbert and Marcile (Bender) Goodman. He was an Overhead Crane Operator for Material Sciences Corporation, formerly Walbridge Coatings. He loved vacationing in Florida and working on old cars.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Christina and Bill Goodman; grandchildren, Bobby and Jessica Goodman; sisters, Sharon (John) McDaniel, and Dianne Luckett; and his children's mother, Mary Sampson. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Bobby Goodman.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of a Memorial Service at 12:00 Noon at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 701 N. Main St. Walbridge, OH 419-666-3121. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of NWO. Online condolences to his family may be directed to

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Delphine Duszynski Grey

Delphine "Dolly" Duszynski Grey, of Orlando, FL, went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2019, after suffering from dementia. Delphine was born on July 7, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio, to Felix Duszynski and Cecelia Mielcarek Duszynski where she grew up. She attended St. Anthony's Catholic Church and graduated from Whitney School in Toledo, Ohio. After marrying her true love, Joe Grey, they moved their family to Orlando, Florida. Dolly was a wonderful wife, mother, business woman and grandmother.

Dolly was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Joe; brothers, Ervin and Robert Duszynski and her sisters, Alice Craig and Dorothy Galdys.

She is survived by her son, Keith Grey, Sr.; daughters, Pam Grey Coleman and Debra Grey.

Memorial tributes may be made in her name to a Dementia/Alzheimer organization for a cure.

 

 Leo James Havens

Leo J. Havens, 66, of Toledo, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania, Ohio. He was a hard worker for 29 years at Johns Manville in Waterville, manufacturing the tiles for the space shuttle.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, watching westerns and fast cars and motorcycles. He will always be loved and remembered by his nephews Kurt and Jonathan as the "fun uncle".

He is survived by his sister Kris Winkler; son Jason Havens; and grandchildren Taylor, J.J., and Wyatt.

A memorial service will be held at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Thursday, August 15 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

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Frances A. Helle

 

Helle, Frances A., age 94 years, of Genoa, OH, passed away August 9, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH

 

Beatrice A. "Bea" Himmelein

Beatrice A. "Bea" Himmelein, age 93, of Holland, formerly of Sylvania, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Spring Meadows Extended Care Facility. She was born on September 5, 1925 to Emil and Caroline (Bruns) Goschke in Saginaw, MI. Bea retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield as a secretary after many years. She had been a longtime member of Advent Lutheran Church where she played the organ for many years. Bea volunteered for Meals on Wheels, enjoyed gardening and liked doing Sudoku puzzles. Bea will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Himmelein; and 6 siblings. Bea is survived by her loving children, Marvin (Carol) Himmelein, Barbara Himmelein and Lori (Jim) Stephen; grandchildren, Melanie (Paul) Stutzenstein, Michael (Ann) Himmelein, Erin (Jason) Reno, and Jenna (Casey) Miller; great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Kaitlyn, and Adam; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive guests on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Newcomer – Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900) with Funeral Services beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Astor House and Spring Meadows Extended Care Facility for all of their love, care and support given to Bea and her family through this difficult time.

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 Robert "Bob" P. Hodur

After just 99 days of separation, Robert (Bob) P. Hodur was reunited with his beloved wife of 71 years, Patricia on August 5, 2019. At the time of his passing, Bob's family was gathered around his bed comforted that his wish was fulfilled to be with Pat.

Bob was born Dec. 2, 1924 to Rose and Stanley Hodur. He graduated from Libby High School and worked in his father's service station until volunteering for service with the Army during 
WW2where he saw combat in the European theatre with the 3326th SIAM Company. He was proud to serve his country and was awarded two Bronze Stars for his service, the Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal for WW2.

After returning to Toledo and resuming work with his father, he met his wife Pat and they married June 7, 1947. They had two children, Greg (Nancy) Hodur of Fargo, ND and Marcia (Don) Bergfeld of Sylvania, OH.

Bob was a successful businessman who at various times owned a trucking line and chain of tire stores until his retirement. Bob was an avid sports enthusiast who played softball and bowled well into his 50's. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion Przybylski Post 642, and Christ the King Parish.

His retirement years were filled with family activity centered around his three grandsons who were the light of Bob and Pat's lives; Brian Bergfeld of Westmont, IL, Eric (Stephanie) Bergfeld of Lewis Center, OH, and Matt (Jacque) Bergfeld of Perrysburg, OH. Toward the end of their lives they were able to welcome great-granddaughters, Gianna, Brynley, and Avery.

Much of their time was spent with family and friends at the family cottage on Vineyard Lake in Brooklyn, MI. Bob frequently organized daytime volleyball games and card games that would go late into the night with the many good friends and neighbors over the 50 years they traveled to the lake. Bob and Pat also liked to travel with other family members and friends during their younger retirement years.

Bob is predeceased by his parents; his sister, Emelia and brother-in-law, Walter Kwapich. Bob is survived by his brother-in-law, John (Pat) Glowczewski; numerous nieces and nephews and longtime family and friends.

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, August 17 at 12 noon at Christ the King Church in Toledo, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Christ the King 'Martha's Meals' program will be appreciated.

 Mark J. (Jim) Hueter

Mark J. (Jim) Hueter, died on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at the age of 89. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on November 2, 1929, to Moritz J. (Shine) and Mary Letitia Brockway Hueter.

He is survived by his daughter, Pamela (Hueter) Taylor of Onsted, Michigan; his son, Mark (Judi) Hueter of Ft. Pierce, Florida; grandsons, David (Liz) Hueter of Haslett, Michigan, Daniel (Erica) Hueter of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Nicholas (Krystal Villalobos Ayala) Hueter of Tampa, Florida; and great-grandsons, Tommy and Marc Hueter of Haslett, Michigan; as well as his sister-in-law, Mary Case of Blissfield; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Barbara (Goble), an infant daughter, brothers, Ted and Dan and dearest granddaughter, Lisa Taylor.

Visitation for Jim will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 3-8 p.m. at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home in Blissfield. A special remembrance and closing with military rites conducted by the Blissfield American Legion Post #325, will end the visitation. Condolences may be given to the family at 
www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions in memory of Jim may be given to the Blissfield Firefighters Association, Hospice of Lenawee or to the Blissfield American Legion Post #325. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.

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Dennis J. Kania

Dennis J. Kania, 71, of Bowling Green, died Thursday, August 8, 2019.

Born on October 30, 1947 in Toledo to the late John and Rosemary (Sturtz) Kania. On October 2, 2009 he married Lois (Wind) Kania and she survives. He was previously married to Jay Cook and they were later divorced.

Dennis was a 1965 graduate of the former Westwood High School and attended Stautzenberger College for drafting classes. He retired as a heavy equipment operator having worked with the Operating Engineers Local 18, Toledo. He had also formerly worked at the Custar Stone Quarry and for the Dana Corp, Toledo, Ohio.

Survived by wife, Lois; son, Christopher Kania; daughter, Sara (Javier) Flores; sister, Rosanne (Thomas) Tussing; brothers, David (Patricia) Kania; Steve (Deborah) Kania; Thomas (Sheri) Kania; stepmother, Wilma Kania; stepbrothers, Paul (Sandra) Saunders; Dan (Barbara) Saunders; sister-in-law, Carmen Saunders. Preceded in death by his parents and a stepbrother, Ronald Saunders.

A gathering to celebrate Dennis' life will be held at the Maumee Valley Sportsman's Club, 11-600 County Road L, Malinta, Ohio on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. Food, refreshments and plenty of time for storytelling will be provided.

Memorials to St. Louis Catholic Church or Wood County Humane Society.

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 Doris Jean Klopping

Doris Jean Klopping, 86, of Kihei, Maui, went to be with her Lord on Monday, July 29, 2019, at her home with her daughters by her side. She was the daughter of Milton Arnold and Martha Elizabeth Frieda (Oehus) Hansen. Doris was born on January 27, 1933, in Henry County, Ohio. She was a wise, loving spirit sharing her knowledge and guidance with all generations. She was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School. Doris fell in love with and married Glenn E. Klopping Sr. in June, 1951. They settled in Toledo, Ohio, where they raised seven children. The annual camping trips to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan were always an adventure. To celebrate their 25th anniversary they visited the Hawaiian Islands. Their wish was to retire to Maui and they moved there in 1986. They enjoyed Hawaiian life together until Glenn's passing in 2000.

Doris is survived by her children, Sue (Thom) Stanley, Neal (Wendy) Klopping, Steven Klopping, David (Mary Jo) Klopping, Joseph (Debra) Klopping, Jennifer Bryan, Glenn Jr. (Linda) Klopping; ten grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Along with her husband, Doris was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Eleanor James and Marjorie Beggs.

A very special thanks to daughter Jennifer Bryan for all the care over the years. Also thanks to the staff of Hospice Maui and Terri Ferguson. Doris and Glenn's ashes will be scattered in Hawaii at a later date. A Memorial Service will be held August 24, 2019, at Hope Lutheran Church, 2201 Secor Rd., Toledo, Ohio, starting at 11 am. Memorial donations may be given to Hospice Maui, or Susan G. Komen.

May you always have sand on your toes, gentle breezes, clear blue water and beautiful sunsets. Aloha….

 

Larry S. Lev

Lev, Larry S., age 67 years, of Sarasota, FL, passed away July 31, 2019. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota, FL.

 

 Stephen A. Maciejewski

Stephen Alan Maciejewski, 62 of Suttons Bay, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 30 at Munson Medical center.

Stephen was born on January 2, 1957 in Toledo, OH, the son of Lawrence and Monica (Hill) Maciejewski. On May 16, 2011, also in Toledo, he married Zhihua Ouyang, who survives.

Stephen was a 1975 graduate of St. Francis High School. After attending 
Ohio State University, he began a long career in the communications sector.

He loved to travel and enjoyed cultural history, food, and music. He loved to kayak and tend to his garden and was an avid collector of art and beautiful things.

In addition to his wife, Stephen is survived by his siblings, Mike Maciejewski, May (Tommy) Cartaino pam Rezk, Barb (Bret) Haupricht, and Dan (Cecilia) Maciejewski; and nieces and nephews, Jessica, Devon, Madison, Josh, Rachel, Ben, Amir, and Karim.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gary.

A celebration of Stephen's life will be held at a later date.

Please share condolences with Stephen's family at 
www.martinson.info. Arrangements are with the Maritinson Funeral Home and Cremations Services of Leelanau.

 

Bonnie Kay Mathies

Bonnie Kay Mathies, 77, of Centerville, Ohio and Celina, Ohio died Thursday, August 8, 2019 in the Wayne Healthcare Hospice Center in Greenville with her family at her side.

She was born on May 20, 1942 in Toledo, the daughter of William 'Dick' and Ella Kriener. She is survived by her husband, Bill of Centerville and Celina. Surviving are two sons, William (Catherine) of Terre Haute, IN and Charlie (Leasa) of Helsinki, Finland; four grandchildren, Andrew, Adam, Logan, and Aspen; her sister, Susan (Jim) Royster of Detroit, MI; brother, William (Shela) Kriener of Fort Wayne, IN and brother Joel (Sally) Kriener of Toledo, OH.

Bonnie grew up in Point Place, a Toledo neighborhood that nudges Lake Erie. Her father was a power engineer at Toledo Edison. She was a 1960 graduate of the Woodward High School. While getting her bachelor's degree, she was a member of Alpha Omericron Pi. After graduation in 1964, she worked in the Oberlin and Toledo public schools where she taught English, history and biology. Bonnie received her masters in instructional technology in 1968, and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Foundations in 1976. All of her degrees were earned at the University of Toledo. In 1974, she joined the faculty at Wright State University's main campus. She worked there for over 30 years as a professor, Department Chair, and Associate Dean. She arrived at the WSU Lake Campus in 2007, becoming Campus Dean in 2010 until she retired in 2016. During her tenure at the Lake Campus the school experienced surging enrollments, a nearly doubling of bachelor-degree programs (including Engineering, Nursing, & Business), construction of the first residence halls and the purchase of nearly 40 acres for expansion.

She was active in state and national library and technology organizations, served 20 years on the Centerville Washington Library board, and was recently serving on both the Grand Lake Restoration Committee and the Clothes That Work program.

The family will receive friends Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until time of the memorial service, at 12-Noon at Schlientz & Moore Funeral Home, 1632 Wayne Ave. Dayton, OH 45410. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Bonnie K. Mathies Scholarship with the Western Ohio Education Foundation at the Wright State Lake Campus. For more information please contact Gretchen Rentz at (419) 586-0336. Gifts may also be mailed to Western Ohio Educational Foundation (WOEF), Attn: Bonnie Mathies Scholarship Fund, 7600 Lake Campus Dr., 106 Dwyer Hall, Celina, OH 45822. Donations will also be accepted at the memorial service.

Condolences may be left at 
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Betty M. Tomlinson Mays

Betty Mae Tomlinson Mays, age 79, of Toledo, transitioned from this life to our Heavenly Father on August 2, 2019, at the Cleveland Clinic. Betty was born May 15, 1940, in Clay County West Virginia to Walter Gordon Miller and Ella Miller. She was one of 3 sisters and had 7 brothers to call family. In the late 1960s, she met the love of her life Mr. Arthur MacLaine Mays. They had one daughter, Shanda, and they took a number of car vacations visiting 28 different states in little less than 10 years. 

Betty, along with her husband she affectionately called Mays, believed in the power of education and when she was not working as a home health aide, she volunteered and supported her daughter in school. Betty raised money for school activities including the Maumee High School Marching Band and managed the football concession stand with other caring band parents to ensure that uniforms and trips were paid for. In her retirement years, Betty was known to enjoy playing games with the other residents of Lutheran Woods Senior living community, spoiling her cat Raven, and was quick with a joke and a great sense of humor.

Betty leaves behind a host of family members who love her deeply. She was a devoted mother to Dr. Shanda "Shy" Gore, mother-in-law to Bobby Lee Gore, Jr., and a wonderful grandmother to her two grandchildren, Nathan and Shoshanah Gore. She will be missed by her loving brother, Roger (Patty) Miller; sister, Carolyn Roby (Richard); brother, John (Gertrude) Miller, brother Kenneth Miller, brother Clifford Miller and nieces Karen (Mike) Feather, niece Robyn (Bob) Griggs, and Toni Lynch. She is preceded in passing by husband, Arthur Mays; sister, Nina (Richard) Strawderman and brothers Jack, Glenn, and David Miller. 

A private memorial service will take place on the family's Miller mountain in West Virginia. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family suggests contributions be made to the Toledo Lucas County Library Foundation Arthur M. Mays Room in Betty's memory.

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 Karen L. Meyer

Karen L. Meyer, age 84, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019, in her home, surrounded by her family. She was born May 11, 1935, to Otto and Hulda (Pfahlert) Scheil in Toledo. Karen graduated from Whitney High School, Class of 1953. She later married the love of her life, and together they raised two children. Karen chose to stay home and raise her children instead of working. She enjoyed playing cards, arts and crafts, and reading books. Later in life, she enjoyed traveling with her husband. She will always be remembered for her exceptionally funny, never serious personality.

In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Ted Meyer, Sr., and her sister, Dorothy Dixon. She will be greatly missed by her children, Ted (Sharon) Meyer, Jr., and Cindy (Dale) Proshek; grandchildren, Mackenzie (Jason) Kish, Andrew Proshek, and Zachary Proshek; a great-grandchild, Skyler Kish; and sister Charlene (Harlan) Clark, and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 2-8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). The family will also receive guests at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 4555 N. Haven Ave. from 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019 until the time of her Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m., with visiting Priest Rev. David Poliafico officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish - Marysville, Ohio or to Loving Care Hospice, Marysville, Ohio.

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Doris Ann Miller (Cousino)

Miller (Cousino), Doris Ann, age 91 years, of Mason, MI, passed away August 2, 2019. Vickers Funeral Homes, Leslie, M

 

Mary Ann Monroe

Mary Ann Monroe, 75, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday August 7, 2019 at Genacross of Toledo. She was born on June 1, 1944 to Violet (Vernon) and Harry C. Monroe. Surviving are her brother, Thomas L. (Patty) Monroe and many nieces and grand-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Harry Jr., Charles, Donald, and Robert Darling.

Her family would like to thank the third floor staff at Genacross Lutheran Toledo Nursing Home for the level of care extended to Mary Ann. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the Ansberg-West Funeral Director's, 419-472-7633.

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 Eugene R. Mortemore

Eugene R. Mortemore, age 85, of Toledo, Ohio died Thursday, August 8, 2019 at St. Anne's Hospital. He was born on June 30, 1934 to Mr. and Mrs. Roy (Kathryn Hill) Mortemore and he married Noreen Rowan on September 3, 1960. Eugene graduated from Bedford High School. After school, he proudly served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. He was employed as a warehouse manager at Textile Leather for over 30 years before retiring. Along with his wife, Eugene enjoyed traveling around the country and going to classic car shows, where they made many friends. Eugene is survived by his children; sons, Stephen (Terri) Mortemore and Christopher (Tina) Mortemore; daughter, Angela Gomoll; grandchildren, Dan, Alison, Colin, Jacob (Sarah), Preston (Sienna), Paula (Tom) and Dana (Dan); great grandchildren, Erika, Katie and Benjamin; brother, Dick (Avis) Mortemore; many nieces and nephews as well as many friends that he met at automobile shows over the years. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Halsey and his loving wife, Noreen A. Mortemore. Friends will be received on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a funeral service following the visitation at 12:00 p.m. in Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, 1163 W. Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43612 (at Lockwood) 419-269-1111. Burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences can be shared at

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 Marion J. Napierala

Marion J. Napierala, 77, of Toledo, passed away on August 8, 2019. He was born on October 5, 1941 to John and Josephine (Krawkoski) Napierala in Toledo. Marion worked for the Dana Corporation and Walker Ambulette. He volunteered as a fireman for the Springfield Township Fire Department. Marion was member of the Knights of Columbus - 4th Degree, TAP, and the Rossford Eagles. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, attending Polish festivals, Polka dancing and music, and cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marion was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol; second wife, Karen; and 6 siblings. He will be dearly missed by his children, Sherry Scallish, John (Lisa), Karen (Rick) Richardson, and Sharon Zolciak; step-children, Loriann Adoline, Ronnie Schieb, Jenny and Drew Mominee; grandchildren, Bryan, Eric, Jeffrey, Justin, and Douglus; great grandchildren, Carolann, Emily, Xavier and Emmett; 8 siblings; step grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit on Monday from 2-8:00 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the mortuary. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

Please send condolences to 
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 Vernon Rogers

Vernon Rogers, 83, of Slidell, LA., passed away peacefully at home on July 20, 2019. He was born Feb. 21, 1936 to Norman and Margie (Taylor) Rogers in Tontogany, OH. Vernon was a Millwright-Piledriver and a member of the Toledo Millwright Piledriver's Local 1393 for 45 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Elizabeth; sisters, Evelyn Laney, Patricia Manteuffel and Carolyn Rogers; grandchildren, Travis & Trevor Holyfield and son-in-law, Daniel Miller.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Michael (Pat) Rogers, Fawn (Ron) St. John, Gidget (Mark) Holyfield, Roxann (Steve) Trosclair; stepchildren, William (Paula) Heiges and Tammy Miller; 16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at North Oregon Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at Electrical Industry Building, 727 Lime City Rd., Rossford, OH, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Dorothy Rothbard

Dorothy Rothbard, 97, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born in East Chicago, Illinois on October 12, 1921 to Vasile and Sophie (Paul) Hanes. Dorothy was formerly employed with K-Mart until her retirement at age 93. She was a lifelong learner, avid reader, and member of numerous book clubs. Dorothy was a longtime member of Carlo F. Summers Crusaders for Love. 

Dorothy is survived by her children, Rich (Cyndie) Rothbard and Mary (Ron) Francis; grandchildren, Rachel (Chuck) Handley, Erin Hayes, Adam Rothbard, Briana Rothbard, Rebecca Rothbard, Sarah Tefft, and Jennifer (Patrick) Tefft; great-grandchildren, Seth (Elle), Mackenzie (Nico), Sophia, Jacob, Joshua (Elle), Alexandra (Cody), Phillip, Railyn, Caden, Hallie, Destiny, and Patrick; great-great-grandchildren, Oliver, Ava, Liam, and Jocelyn; daughter-in-law, Janet Rothbard; along with many loving family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Daniel; sons, Robert Rothbard and David Rothbard; 6 sisters and 2 brothers. Private services will be held. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Genacross Lutheran Services. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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 Anne O'Neill Rutter

Anne O'Neill Rutter of Perrysburg, Ohio went home to be with her savior on August 4,2019 at Hospice of NW Ohio surrounded by her loving family. Anne was born in Toledo, Ohio to Raymond and Honora (Lyons) O'Neill. She worked at ProMedica for over 30 years, practicing as a doctor of Audiology. Anne was an active and faithful member of her church, Bethel Assembly of God.

Anne was a devoted and caring wife, and a proud and loving aunt to her nieces and nephews. She made a significant impact in all of their lives. She was an incredible daughter, amazing sister, and inspiring friend to many. Her light and love impacted every person she met. Her love for Jesus and family was her priority, she will be missed tremendously.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents; her father and mother-in-Law, Thomas and Phyllis Rutter; brother-in-law, Kevin Nester; grandparents and many aunts and uncles. Anne is survived by her husband, Jeff Rutter; sisters, Joan (John) McHugh, Molly (Phillip) Quinlan, Kerry (Alfred) Hartkopf; aunt, Sheila Griesinger; nieces and nephews, Bethany (Jon) Wittes, Nicole (Mike) Stover, Phillip Quinlan Jr., Sean (Mallory) Nester, Megan (Scott) Williams, Bryan Nester, Alie, Wilhelm and Eric Hartkopf; stepchildren, Noelle, Andrew and Matthew (Kaitlyn). She is also survived by many great nieces and

nephews, cousins, and countless friends who were touched by Anne's unconditional love.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, August 17th at Bethel Assembly of God, 665 W. Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio where family will receive guests beginning at 9 a.m. with a service following at 10 a.m.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of NW Ohio for their compassionate care. Memorial contributions can be made to Bethel Assembly of God. Coyle Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please leave a condolence message at 
CoyleFuneralHome.com.

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 Rebecca A. Rynn

Rebecca A. Rynn, age 61, of Maumee, Ohio passed away with her loving family by her side on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born on December 27, 1957 to Paul J. and Kathryn A. (Farkas) Rynn in Toledo, Ohio. Rebecca was a graduate of Bowsher High School, Class of 1975 and later received her BSN from Lourdes University. For almost 30 years she was a RN at the University of Toledo Medical Center and ended her career as the Nurse Manager at South Toledo Internist.

Left to cherish her memory is her mother, Kathryn A. Rynn; siblings, Christopher (Karen) Rynn, Paula (Paul) Taylor, Jennifer Tolles, Patrick Rynn and Amy (Steven) Krieg; 14 nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; many close friends, too many to count and her Lincoln Arms Mobile Home Family in Bradenton, Florida. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul J. Rynn.

Rebecca was the children's manager for Impact for Hope/I.S.O.H. and also served on the Board of Directors. She also went on many worldwide missions with Impact for Hope. She also was an adjunct professor at Stautzenberger College. Rebecca lived a very fulfilling, Christian life and her faith with the Lord drove her to help and care for many, many others throughout her life.

Above everything, Rebecca's family was her pride and joy. She poured every fiber of her being into her precious nieces and nephews, supporting them through all of life's challenges and always offering a kind word and a shoulder to lean on. Everybody should have an Aunt Rebecca. "Now, say three words."

The family will receive guests on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 5-7:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900) with her Celebration of Life starting at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

In Rebecca's memory, memorial contributions may be made to Impact for Hope - an organization that Rebecca felt whole heartedly about. 
https://www.impactwithhope.org

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  Cherie Elaine Schenck


Cherie Elaine Schenck, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Sunday, August 4, 2019. She was 77. Committal will be private. Cherie was born and raised in Wauseon, later attending West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing, near Chicago, graduating in 1963. She then moved to New York City, where she worked at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, eventually taking a position with Passaic General in New Jersey.

She moved with her husband and children to Middlesex in 1973. Always a working mother, she finished her career at Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, New Jersey, where she worked from 1991 to 2004. An adventurous traveler, she made trips to China, most of Western Europe, and across America. In retirement, she spent her winters in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Cherie was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed. She is predeceased by her parents, Frank Everett Burkholder and Winifred Mae Burkholder; sister Beverly Virginia Ehrsman, and the father of her children, William Howard Schenck. She is survived by her three sons, William H. Schenck, and his wife, Shannon and their children, Evelina and William, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Darren, and his wife, Michelle of Los Angeles, and Garrick of Asheville, North Carolina; her sisters, Joan Carolyn Vance of Wauseon, Ohio, and Rose Ann Rittenhouse of Wauseon, Ohio. 

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Donna Schreiber

Donna Schreiber, age 85, of Toledo, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at St. Anne's Mercy Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born on September 30, 1933 to Carl and Mildred (Chilcote) Blossom in Toledo. Donna liked knitting, crocheting, and gardening. She loved animals especially her cats and traveling with her daughters. Donna enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; siblings, Robert Blossom, Carol Conine and Judith Muthena. Donna is survived by her loving children, Glenn LaLonde, Kathie (Bill) Zitzman, Julie Bowers, and Laura (Michael) VonDeylen; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Rhonda (Edward) Stevens; and many other relatives and dear friends.

The family will receive guests on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 2 – 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer – Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Toledo Humane Society.

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 William "Bill" Seymour

William "Bill" Lee Seymour, 77, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Promedica Ebeid Hospice Residence.

Bill was an avid Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and NASCAR fan. In his spare time he enjoyed camping, bowling and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vivian 'Curley' Lee and Ruby Juanita Seymour; and sisters, Victory Anne Livingston and Patricia Sue Green.

He is affectionately remembered by his wife of 52 years, Betty Louise Seymour; daughter, Dawn Marie Reed and her husband John; son, Richard Lee Seymour and his wife Beth; grandchildren, Jessica L. Seymour, MMN1 William D. Reed USN, Jaclyn C. Seymour, and Kelsey M. Reed, along with many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ebeid Hospice Residence or any of the fine Hospice organizations.

www.toledocremation.com

 

Patricia Frances Shaud

Patricia Frances Shaud, age 86 of Temperance, Michigan, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019 at her home. She was born on May 31, 1933 to William J. and Jennie M. (Aho) Kennedy in Toledo. Pat was a talented seamstress, cake decorator and gardener - she was a jack of all trades! She retired from The Pharm after 25 years of service as a union steward. Most importantly her family was her everything and when she could, she loved to travel.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Thomas (Dorothy) 
Smith, Patricia Smith and Cynthia Stark; grandchildren, Jeremy, Heather (Todd), Tim, Tiffany, Josh, Kyle and Kristina; great-grandchildren, Patricia, Tim Jr., Braden and Robert. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald N. Shaud.

The family will receive guests on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with her funeral services starting at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment to follow in Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the ProMedica Goerlich Center or to the Cherry Street Mission.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

 

Elaine E. (Marzolf) Stager

Elaine E. (Marzolf) Stager, 82, of Perrysburg, Ohio died Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Parkcliffe in Northwood. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 15, 1936 to Benjamin and Hilda (Kersten) Marzolf. Elaine graduated from Marine City High School in 1956. She married Lowell "Buck" Stager on July 21, 1956 and spent 39 years together until his passing on September 26, 1995.

Elaine was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church, Perrysburg, Ohio where she volunteered for many years. She was a member of the UMW, volunteered for Meals on Wheels for 19 years, would help Wood County Senior Citizens with tax preparations and donated her time to other various organizations.

Elaine is survived by her grandson, Justin (Stephanie) Stager; granddaughter, Erica (Adam) Houser; great grandchildren, Gage Stager, Kaitlyn, Allison and Lauren Houser; siblings, William Marzolf, Ruby Manning and Grace (Alvin) Messer. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, William R. Stager and Larry Stager; sisters, Mary Ward and Caroline Westbrook; brothers, Benjamin, Walter and Kenneth Marzolf.

A celebration for Elaine's life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. in First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second St., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Burial is private at Ft. Meigs Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Elaine's name may be made to the church or to The Friendly Center, 1324 N. Superior St., Toledo, Ohio 43604. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Witzler Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Online condolences may be left at:

 Kyle Robert Tarry

Kyle Robert Tarry, 44, of Toledo, Ohio, went home to be with Jesus on August 6, 2019, after a long health battle.

Kyle was born on June 16, 1975 at Mercy Hospital, Toledo. He worked as a maintenance technician, but mostly loved being a musician and playing guitar. He was a lover of many genres of music. Kyle enjoyed playing base guitar on his church worship team at The Dwelling Place. When he wasn't on the platform, he enjoyed cooking, including making his own BBQ sauce. Kyle was an avid movie buff and collected all things Goofy.

Kyle is survived by his 'wifey', Kelly Tarry (Oct 1, 2011); parents, Karen (Don) Weigel; step-brother, Chris (Becky) Weigel; many aunts, uncles, niece, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank to the doctors, nurses, and all who helped Kyle with this journey - too numerous to mention.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at The Dwelling Place in Holland on Sunday, August 11. Visitation will be from 3-5pm, with the service at 5pm and dinner to follow. In lieu of flowers, please give to the Red Cross.

www.witzlershank.com

 

 Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas, whose science teaching melded sizzle and substance, endearing him - and the subject - to students, died Monday while on a camping trip in northeast Indiana. He was 48.

He'd collapsed as a result of bilateral pulmonary embolisms and was taken to Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola, Ind., where he was pronounced dead, his family said.

Mr. Thomas of West Toledo was with family and friends at Pokagon State Park. He liked the outdoors and campfires and the relaxed conversation they inspired, his wife, Sally Gladwell, said.

"That was a perfect setting for Jason, just listening to Jason's booming laugh around the campfire," his wife said. "It makes me eternally grateful, in our last hours as a family of five, we were around a campfire with our friends."


Toledo School for the Arts, where he taught for more than eight years, posted word on social media.

"Whether he was lecturing, dancing, judging dancing, improvising, or making coffee and breakfast, he touched the lives of students, parents, and the faculty and staff at TSA," the post said.

Maumee Valley Country Day School, where he taught chemistry in the upper school since the fall of 2016, informed parents through an email and offered the services of a support team to students, parents, faculty, and staff.

"He was one of the most kind and compassionate and empathetic teachers I've ever seen," said Lynn Casto, Maumee Valley's head of school. "The kids would describe his room as a stress-free zone. He saw education as a way to serve people and a way to better this world."

Mr. Thomas' sons, Hank, 17, and Sam, 14, are Maumee Valley students. Daughter, Eleanor, 11, attends West Side Montessori, where Mr. Thomas formerly taught and frequently volunteered.

"He had the freedom to step outside of conventional curriculum. He didn't ever have to teach to a test," his wife said. "He could be creative and hands-on. He always emphasized labs rather than textbook studies."

Mr. Thomas' physical science classroom at Toledo School for the Arts "was always an adventure, that's for sure," said Abbie Fricke, 18, a 2019 graduate. "It was a lot of fun. He made sure that what we were learning was interactive."

Take that lesson on the Periodic Table, when chemicals ignited in front of her.

"It was one of the coolest things ever, to see that chemical reaction take place on my desk," Miss Fricke said.

Mr. Thomas also served as a mentor for TSA faculty, said David Johnson, now assistant principal, who taught eighth grade science.

"His ability to offer advice and be humble while offering that advice was a Jason Thomas thing," Mr. Johnson said. "He was a science teacher, but also seemed to be a teacher of life. He understood students as the individual humans they are."

Mr. Thomas kept a coffee pot in his room, and students could partake if they brought mugs. He cooked breakfast for colleagues and, for his students, "a celebratory breakfast," Miss Fricke said, after a big project or test.

"He is the man who taught me how to make an omelet in a waffle maker," she said.

Mr. Thomas also taught chemistry for 3½ years in the early 2000s at St. Francis de Sales High School, his alma mater.

Jason Christopher Thomas was born June 10, 1971, in Toledo. After early years in Fulton County, the family moved to West Toledo, and he attended St. Pius X School, where he and his wife met.

He received a bachelor of science degree in food and nutrition science from the University of Cincinnati. He took graduate courses at the University of Pittsburgh and received masters degrees in education from the University of Phoenix and the University of Toledo.

He had a close bond with his in-laws, Donna and Tony Gladwell - Mom and Dad, to him. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church and, last month, was on an eight-day service trip with church members to the Dominican Republic.

Surviving are his wife, Sally Gladwell, whom he married Oct. 7, 1994; sons Henry and Samuel Gladwell Thomas; daughter, Eleanor Gladwell Thomas; father and stepmother, Philip and Judy Thomas; brother, Dave Thomas, and sisters Jenny Thomas, Amy Sauer, Jill Thomas, and Laura Platz.

A life celebration will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at Maumee Valley Country Day School. Arrangements are by Coyle Funeral Home.

 

 Genevieve "Jay" Estelle Underwood



Genevieve "Jay" Underwood, 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 7th at ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania, OH. She was born March 2nd, 1924 in Kent, Ohio to the late John and Stefania (Zdrodowska) Kaminski. 

As a first generation American, Jay grew up bridging the gap between her family's Polish origins and American culture. She spoke Polish before she spoke English and remained bilingual throughout her life. Kent, Ohio was one of many thriving Mid-West Polish communities in the great immigration wave at the turn of the last century. It provided Jay, her three siblings and parents the best substitute for the extended family left behind and for the grandparents she met in letters, but never in person. 

Jay studied journalism at Kent State University, and had a voice that, aside from gracing her church choirs, landed her an invitation to train in New York with one of the leading operatic voice coaches of the day. However, she chose to return to Ohio to marry and start a family with her naval veteran sweetheart, William Underwood. They spent several years in Michigan before settling in Dayton where, over the next 58 years they raised four children, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Bill and Jay also shared a love for history and learning about other cultures. 

They traveled to over 33 states and 14 countries. 

Throughout her life Jay continued to share her voice, singing in multiple choirs and singing groups. It wasn't until she turned 93, that she stopped accepting requests to sing one of her favorite songs, Ave Maria, at weddings. 

Jay also greatly enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, watching her Cincinnati Reds and The Ohio State Buckeyes and spending time with family and friends. She especially treasured time spent with not only grandchildren and great grandchildren but also with her many nieces, nephews and their families. She and Bill loved to entertain. She was usually in charge of these ventures which she always did with grace, style, charm and wit. 

As is typical of many in the Greatest Generation, she had a pragmatic perspective and incredible strength. Even in the most difficult times she moved forward determined and without complaints, finding humor and conveying compassion for others with a quiet dignity. These qualities saw her through many health adversities and served as an inspiration to the entire family. 

Jay was preceded in death by her parents John and Stefania (Zdrodowska) Kaminski, her beloved husband William Underwood, three siblings and their spouses and her son Jeff Underwood. She is survived by children John (Cheri) Underwood of Sylvania, OH, Patricia (Casimir Eitner) Underwood of Castleton, VA , Nancy (Rob Caplan) Underwood of Nipomo, CA, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. We were all blessed to have known her. She will be greatly missed.

A memorial will take place at the Walker Funeral Home in Sylvania, OH on Friday, August 16 from 3pm to 7pm. A funeral mass followed by burial will take place at St. Leonard's Parish, Centerville OH on Saturday, August 17 at 11 o'clock. Burial immediately following at Calvary Cemetery, Dayton, OH . In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Save the Music at 
https://www.savethemusic.org/take-action/. Online condolences may be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Lynn L. (Koontz) Weaver



Lynn L ( Koontz) Weaver, 71 of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on July 30, 2019. Lynn was born June 22, 1948 to Merwyn and Jeanne (Willis) Koontz. Lynn was a graduate of Maumee High School and Bowling Green State University. Lynn loved bingo, video poker, books, and was an avid reader. Lynn worked in retail management for Walden Books and Borders Bookstores for many years. She loved living in Las Vegas before returning to the Toledo area.

She was preceeded in death by her parents, Merwyn and Jeanne Koontz and sister in law, Sue Ellen Koontz. 

Surviving and left to cherish her memory is her brother, Ed (Diane) Koontz; niece, Kimberly Koontz and her children, Brandon and Keegan; nephew, Aaron (Lindsay) Koontz and their children, Kennedy and Eli, along with her life long best friend, Charlotte (Tim) Duffy and their children, Danielle and Dana.

Graveside services will be held at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday afternoon August 12th 2019 at 12:30 p.m., please meet at the front gate at 12:15 p.m. Arrangements by Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd. at Byrne Rd. Toledo Ohio. Please view and sign Ms. Weaver's condolence page at:


www.berstickerscottfuneralhome.com

 

 Palma W. Weyandt

Palma W. Weyandt, 81 of Genoa, Ohio died Friday evening, August 9, 2019 in Baypark Community Hospital, Oregon, after a brief illness. She was born in Hartford, KY on March 21, 1938, the daughter of Loddie W. and Daisy Mae Phelps. She married David M. Weyandt in Hartford on September 29, 1956 and he preceded her in death on December 4, 1989. 

Palma enjoyed many things in her life but the most important of all was her family. Her life centered around her daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren, whether it was shopping, annual family vacations or just sharing a cup of coffee. Every Sunday afternoon was always a special time. The whole family gathered for dinner, each bringing a dish to share. The real fun was always the corn hole tournaments following dinner! She always ended up as the family corn hole champion and the coach for those who didn't do so well! Palma enjoyed square dancing with the Buckeye Squares, line dancing and for many years going to softball games. When she wasn't out and about she played solitaire, read and watched the Hallmark Channel.

Palma is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn (Rick) Crosby, Denise (Mitch) Holyes, Dana Weyandt, grandchildren, Tyler Hoyles and Mackenzie Hoyles and sister, Iva Toca. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings, Jewel Johnson, Bill Phelps, Wilma "Dean" Crump, Ivan Phelps, Vivian Brown and Dewey "Pete" Phelps. 

August 10, 2019

 

 Taleb "Ted" Ayoub

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, husband, grandfather, and friend Ted Taleb Ayoub, 82. He passed away peacefully on August 6, 2019 in Dubai having touched so many lives with his kindness, his giant spirit, and his love of life. Ted is survived by his beautiful wife, Sabah, his three sons; Sam (Ruba), Ramez (Ghadir), Nader, his daughter Susan, and two grandsons Alex and Danny.

Ted was the Founder of Trans Seas, and the Chairman and CEO of the Yamasaki Association & Intl. He built his companies on the pillars of honesty and integrity, the same way he lived his life. He was a mentor and inspiration to so many, empowering everyone around him to become the best version of themselves. Two of his favorite mantras are,

"The distance between success and failure can only be measured by one's desire", and

"Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart. Always!"

A wise man with incredible character, Ted Ayoub had a passion for learning and teaching. He will forever be loved and missed by his family, including several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters, and in-laws. He leaves behind a community of friends and family who will forever cherish his generous spirit and compassionate soul. 

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends around the world. While he may no longer be with us, his indelible spark will shine for eternity.

Funeral services will be held at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in Perrysburg, Ohio on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

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Keith T Doty

Doty, Keith T., age 78 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 9, 2019. Newcomer Funeral Home-Southwest Chapel, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade 

 

Richard G. Emahiser

Richard G. Emahiser, 74 of Perrysburg, Ohio formerly of Toledo, Ohio passed away August 7, 2019 in Heartland of Perrysburg. Dick was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 28, 1945 to Wesley and Lila (Brubaker) Emahiser. Dick worked as shop mechanic. Dick was also an avid record collector, he enjoyed going to a number of collector shows in the area. He also enjoyed baking and was known for his amazing fudge and pies. 

Dick was preceded in death by his wife Sharon in 2003, and his parents and several siblings. Surviving are his children, Richard Young, Heather (David) Farrar, Rodney C. Shock, Heidi (Ronald) Johnston, special girl Hannah (Kevin) Roberson & Archer grandson, Matthieux Aaren Johnston brother, Marvin (Patricia) Emahiser, sister in law Geraldine Faylor.

The family will receive guests Sunday August 11, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. funeral Monday August 12, 2019 at 10am officiated by special friend Envoy Tracy Knappins at the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd. at Byrne Rd. Interment will take place in Lake Twp Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remember the family or Heartland Hospice.

www.berstickerscottfuneralhome.com

 

Dennis J. Kania

Kania, Dennis J., age 71 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away August 8, 2019. Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, OH.

 

Mary Vera (Hester) Knerr

Mary Vera (Hester) Knerr, age 92, of Toledo's Point Place Community, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at her son's home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Toledo, OH on October 19, 1926 to John J. and Lucy V. (Reno) Hester. Mary was born, raised, married, and lived her whole life in Point Place. She graduated from Waite High School in 1945 and worked for A&P grocery store. Mary was joined in marriage to Arthur L. Knerr Jr. on June 17, 1950. She was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and active in Cub Scouts Pack 136. Mary was a Lucas County Board of Elections poll worker and judge for 43 years. She also played Mrs. Santa for VFW 3265, AARP, Jamie Farr Seniors, and Friendship Park's "Caroling in the Park" at Christmastime.

Mary is survived by her two sons, Jay (Carlene) and John (Joanne) Knerr; 4 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 8 step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 64 years, Arthur Knerr, 5 years ago.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH. The Funeral Mass for Mary will be held Monday, August 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, preceded by visitation in the church from 10-11 a.m. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to a 
charity of the donor's choice. Please share condolences at

hoeningfuneralhome.com

 

Lorraine Mannschreck

Mannschreck, Lorraine, age 81 years, of Morenci, MI, passed away August 8, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Morenci, MI.

 

 

Margie D. Merle

Merle, Margie D., age 92 years, of Genoa, OH, passed away August 8, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH.

 

Michael J. Powder

Michael L. Powder, a former executive director of the Jewish Community Center who had a business in which he helped clients with tax returns - and represented them to the IRS - died Wednesday in ProMedica Flower Hospital. He was 80.

He was in ill health for several years, son Scott said.

 

 Ronald F. Sandish

Ronald F. Sandish, 88, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Ron was born in Cleveland on November 19, 1930 to Fred and Mae Sandish. He graduated from Parma Schaaf High School in 1949. Ron served as a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Air Force during the 
Korean War. He met Jean Ross, his future wife of 59 yrs., while stationed at Dover AFB. Ron attended The Ohio State University and graduated from Cleveland State in 1968. He worked as a civil engineer with the McKee Co. in Cleveland and later at Brush Wellman in Elmore.

He is survived by his children, Steven, Karen (Wayne) Hinkle, Jennifer (Don) Mayer, Susan (Paul) Rossman, and Thomas (Lori); 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and brothers, George (Pat) and Ernest. Ron enjoyed his workshop, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Friends may call at the Freck Funeral Chapel in Oregon on Sunday, August 11, 2019, from 4-6 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd. on Monday. August 12, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the 
American Cancer Society or the Oregon Senior Center.

www.freckchapel.com

 

 Shafer, Leo “Butch” Edward

Shafer, Leo “Butch” Edward, age 87 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away August 8, 2019. Walker-Hoening Mortuary, Napoleon, OH

 

Kyle Robert Tarry

Kyle Robert Tarry, 44, of Toledo, Ohio, went home to be with Jesus on August 6, 2019, after a long health battle.

Kyle was born on June 16, 1975 at Mercy Hospital, Toledo. He worked as a maintenance technician, but mostly loved being a musician and playing guitar. He was a lover of many genres of music. Kyle enjoyed playing base guitar on his church worship team at The Dwelling Place. When he wasn't on the platform, he enjoyed cooking, including making his own BBQ sauce. Kyle was an avid movie buff and collected all things Goofy.

Kyle is survived by his 'wifey', Kelly Tarry (Oct 1, 2011); parents, Karen (Don) Weigel; step-brother, Chris (Becky) Weigel; many aunts, uncles, niece, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank to the doctors, nurses, and all who helped Kyle with this journey - too numerous to mention.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at The Dwelling Place in Holland on Sunday, August 11. Visitation will be from 3-5pm, with the service at 5pm and dinner to follow. In lieu of flowers, please give to the Red Cross.

 

Dorothy Mae (McKerrow) Tenniswood

 

Dorothy Mae (McKerrow) Tenniswood, age 83 dies on Wednesday, August 7, 20019. She was born on March 22, 1936 the daughter of Donald and Gladys (Learn) McKerrow in Cuba, New York.  She married Clayton Everett Tenniswood on May 9, 1959 in arcade, New York and he survives.. Also surviving are their children Wendy Mae Washington, Joanne Marie Nichols, Bruce Elson Tenniswood, Susan Louise Stock and Saran Ann Collins; 13 Grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A funeral service will take place on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with visitation at 6:00 P.M. until the time of services at Staffon-Mithell funeral Home, Chelsea MI and will take place on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8. P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will take place on Sunday, August 20, 2019 at 100:00 A.M. at Cadillac Memorial Gardens.  Located at 34224 Ford Road, Westland MI, 48185.

Expressions and sympathy may be made to Great Lake Hospice.

http://www.nationalhospicelocator.com/hospices/michigan/jackson/great-lakes-caring-jackson-corporate-headquarters

 

Romana Torres

Torres, Ramona, age 89 years, of Pettisville, OH, passed away August 8, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH

 

Helen M. Williamson

Helen Morgan Williamson of Toledo, Ohio, departed this life on August 5, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital after a short illness. She was 95.

Helen was born on January 2, 1924 to Bess (Hutchinson) and John Morgan in Bridgeport, Ohio. She graduated from Kent State University in 1945 with a BS Degree from the College of Education. Helen was president of Tri Sigma Educational Sorority which later became affiliated with Delta Gamma Social Sorority.

Helen married her fellow college student and sweet-heart John P. Williamson. Together they raised three sons. They spent their first six years in Cleveland and then moved to Toledo in 1951 for John's longtime career with Toledo Edison. She described herself as a full-time mother, wife and volunteer. Helen was very devoted to family, church and service to others. A life-long athlete, she took particular pride in winning many golf tournaments at Inverness Club. Helen was an avid bridge player and belonged to numerous bridge groups over the years. John and Helen thoroughly enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and worldwide. Perhaps her fondest and most enjoyed activity was playing tennis until the age of 80.

She enthusiastically applied her considerable skills and optimism to volunteer activities. These included: Organizing a private kindergarten before it was offered in a public school system; Officer and President of a local PTA; President of Epworth United Methodist Church Women's Guild in Ottawa Hills; President of the Corey Woods Garden Club; and volunteer for the Toledo Meals on Wheels program.

Among her many honors she was a recipient of the Gold Medallion Award for service to Kent State University. Her continual roles with the university over many years resulted in the honorary dedication of the Williamson Alumni Center building.

Helen and John moved to Swan Creek Retirement Village in 2010. She made many new friends with the residents and staff that enriched her final years. Helen's philosophy was "Life is made up of many stages. When leaving a stage, look forward to new challenges and opportunities. Don't live in the past."

She was predeceased in death by her husband of 70 years, John P. Williamson, parents John and Bess Morgan, brother Orris W. Morgan, sister Jeanette Wands, and grandson Danny L. Adams. She is survived by sons John M. Williamson (Karol), James R. Williamson, and Wayne A. Williamson (Kathy); grandchildren John R. Williamson, Jamison A. Adams (Amanda), Christopher Seitz (Kim), Lisa Bowling (Greg), Laura Baird (Tom), and great-grandson John D. Williamson.

The family of Helen Williamson would like to thank the professional staff of Ohio Living Swan Creek. Per Helen's wishes, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Life Care Commitment at Ohio Living Swan Creek Retirement Village, 5916 Cresthaven Ln, Toledo, OH, 43614 or The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, 1002 Garden Lake Parkway, Toledo, Ohio 43614.

Interment at historic Joy Cemetery in Ottawa Hills will be private. Memorial service and Celebration of Life will be held in Reed Chapel at Ohio Living Swan Creek, 5916 Cresthaven Lane on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Please view and sign the guest registry at 
coylefuneralhome.com.

www.coylefuneralhome.com

 

 

 

August 9, 2019

 

 Karl Lawrence Armstrong


April 13, 1954 - April 2, 2019

Loving son and brother, he leaves behind a second mom, three brothers, a sister-in-law, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. His father, Carl; mother, Doris, and sister, Pam, preceded him in death.

It would be in Karl's irreverent nature to orchestrate an April Fool's prank of this magnitude, but sadly, that isn't the case. Karl, born Carl but that had to change after he opened his father's mail one too many times—while knowing the letters weren't addressed to him. Both parties agreed—which in itself was a rare event—that it was in Karl's best interest to change the spelling of his name.

You are reading a summation of the life of a man who never lost an argument, was the smartest in his family (self reported), and BEAT pancreatic cancer. He swore he had test results proving his superior intelligence, but those papers mysteriously vaporized whenever requested. Karl lived life his way. If he had been able to permanently quit smoking 40 years ago, he might still be with us today bombarding us with his well-honed argumentative skills.

Laughter was usually part of Karl's orbit. He was often engaged in telling a joke denigrating drummers—sometimes the same one multiple times, but his delivery would usually make the listener laugh, or sometimes, he was laughing at you. Either way, he was having fun, and maybe you were too. Maybe.

Karl loved to mix sound. Concerts, clubs, studios, churches, wherever it was you could find Karl at the mixing board. He was in his element there, and it didn't matter if the artist was terrible and/or he hated the music being produced, he wanted it to sound as perfect as possible. It was one area of his life in which he pursued absolute mastery.

We will miss his supernatural ability to destroy cars without trying, his desire to cause mischief, and his kind nature. Karl would rather free a bug from the house than crush it with malice like most people. He was gentle and loving and everything an older brother is supposed to be, except still here with us.

A Memorial Celebration is planned for Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 16:00-18:00 at Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St, Sylvania, OH 43560. 
https://www.hmgolfclub.org

 

  Dorothea J. Berger

Dorothea J. Berger, 96, of Curtice, Ohio, passed away Monday. August 5, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. Dorothy was born in Jerusalem Township, Ohio on June 12, 1923 to Edward and Amelia (Carstensen) Long. Dorothea graduated from Genoa in 1941, where she played on the women's basketball team. She also went to 
Purdue University, where she studied to become a Lab Tech. She worked at Stokely Foods and Dolly Madison Cakes for over 18 years, before enjoying retirement. Dorothea was a talented musician and played trombone in the lady's orchestra. She was also an avid stamp collector. 

Dorothea is survived by her son, Walter "Butch" (Barbara) Berger; a niece; a nephew; and feline companions, Squeakers and Lucky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Berger; parents; and sisters, Frances Leisenhimer, Edna Conrad and Alice Long. 

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church Blackberry, 17877 OH-579, Martin, OH on Monday, August 12 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Dorothea's name can be directed to St. Peter's Lutheran Church Blackberry or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Dorothea's family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, special friend David and caregivers, Chris and Debye, for their compassion during this time.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

 

 

  Mr. David Vincent Brooks

Mr. David Vincent Brooks "Ricky" received his wings on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 surrounded by his living family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years Bethany Brooks; children Donzelle Wyatt, Jeanette Brooks, David Johnson, Rukiya Johnson, Michael Johnson, Stephany Johnson, Brianna MaGahey; siblings Donald (Cherri) Brooks, Jr., Donna (Craig) Mims, Diane (Will) Hughes; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 3 – 8 p.m. with a sharing of memories from 5 – 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 12 at The True Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, 2146 North 12th St. at 11:00 a.m. where the family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment Forest Cemetery. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the 
American Cancer Society.

Please view and sign the guest registry at 
www.coylefuneralhome.com

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 Judy "Margaret" Carter

Judy "Margaret" Carter, 76, of Toledo, OH passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 22, 1942 in Toledo to William Riley and Margaret (Parker Riley) Davis. Judy loved her family, Bingo and scratch offs.

Judy is survived by her children, Julie Fosgate, Barbara (Charles) Tull, William (Debra) Carter, Roy Anthony Carter, and Sarah Friend; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; sister, Catherine Wynn. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Michelle; brother, Jesse 
Smith; grandson, Marcus and great grandson, Benjamin.

Friends will be received on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a funeral service to be held at 7:00 p.m. in Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Rd, Toledo, OH 43613 (419-473-1301). Memorial contributions may be made to Help Hope Live in care of Charles Tull, 
www.helphopelive.org/campaign/15722/. Condolences and memories can be shared at

www.witzlershanktrilby.com

 

 

Gerald “Jerry” Droll

 

Droll, Gerald “Jerry,” age 89 years, of Findlay, OH, passed away August 7, 2019. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

John M. Farizel

 

Farizel, John M., age 66 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away August 6, 2019. Wonderly-Harvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Nicholas Joseph Harris

 

Harris, Nicholas Joseph, age 81 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 7, 2019. Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI. As published in The Blade

 

 

  Arlene Hart-Hill

Arlene Hart-Hill, 60, gained her heavenly wings on August 4, 2019, at Hospice of NWO-Toledo, in the presence of loved ones. She was born on December 15, 1958 in Toledo, OH to the union of Johnny and Mamie (Coleman) Hart.

Arlene was a 1976 graduate of DeVilbiss High School. She worked at Aaramark, in partnership with the University of Toledo, where she worked for 20 years.

Preceding her in death is her father, Johnny Hart.

Arlene is survived by her children, DeJuan Hill, LaToya Hill and Theodore Hill, II; mother, Mamie Hart; sisters, Angela Ellis (Patrick); Sheila Armstrong and Pamela Hairston (Larry); special friend, Theodis Ware; a host of extended family; and best friend, Maxine Hill.

Services will be Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2pm at The House of Day. A Celebration of Life Party will follow at UAW Local 14, 5411 Jackman Rd., Toledo, OH 43613.

www.houseofday.com

 

 

 Betty Lou Heiny
Betty Lou Heiny (Botjer), age 85, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio.

Betty was born August 10, 1933 in Henry County, Ohio, to the late Geard and Emma (Buchholz) Botjer. On February 7, 1953, she married Joseph H. Heiny, who preceded her in death on September 16, 2008.

Betty drove bus for the University of Toledo and enjoyed interacting with the students. She enjoyed playing cards, dancing, polka music,traveling, and entertaining as Mrs. Clause with husband Santa.

Betty was a member of Faith United Lutheran Church (Formerly Reformation Lutheran Church) and also VFW Post #606.

Betty is survived by her children, Chris (Arlene) Heiny, Charna Addis, Charles (Amy) Heiny and Craig Heiny; Grandchildren, C.J., Angie (Sean), Tiffany (Tyler), Kayla, Jake and Angel;great-grandchildren, Breanna, Phoenix, Olivia, Tage, James and John; sister, Irene (Harold) Cordes. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Norman Botjer, Donald Botjer and Richard Botjer; sons-in-law Sam Addis and Jerry Dean.

The family will receive guests Sunday from 1 to 4:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

The Heiny family request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Faith United Lutheran Church, Ebeid Hospice or donor's choice.

To leave a special message for the Heiny family, visit

www.NewcomerToledo.com

 

 

  Marvin Lee Jones

Marvin Lee Jones was born on Sunday, July 13, 1966, to the young Ms. Grace Mae Jones. He suddenly passed on Sunday, July 28, 2019, doing his life's passion, coaching and building youth, for and to their best.

Marvin attended Toledo Public Schools and graduated in the Class of 1985 from Edward Drummond Libbey High School. Well versed in baseball and football, however; excelling in football. His love and grind for the game afforded him a scholarship to Grand Rapids College. He attended GRC until he honored the call home to Toledo to head his household. He eventually played and starred for the Toledo Thunder Semi Pro Football Team.

Marvin met the love of his life, Marlinda, at Jones Junior High School in 1981. The connection was undeniable! A life of togetherness started and never ended. Every victory and every failure they shared and endured with the knowing that they had each other's back, front, and everything. An entrepreneur, Marvin, never worked for anyone. Marvin, with Marlinda by his side, founded and operated multiple businesses. They co- owned MJ's Records, Mr. J's Fashions, StreetGear, MJ's Lawn Service, and Lost Treasures.

A community man, Marvin, acknowledged and owned the many mistakes he made maneuvering through life. He was fully aware of the pitfalls of drug trafficking; easy money, improper influences, and the consequences of such. In this knowledge, Coach Marvin was born, to direct and redirect children from enduring the same entrapments.

Marvin's passion included sports such as basketball, football and baseball. Marvin worked with the children from Keyser Elementary School, McTigue Junior High School, Rogers High School and finally his love the South Toledo Area Recreational Society (Stars) League for over 20 years.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Marlinda Elaine, and from this union birthed daughters: Franchesca (Houston, TX), Deja Monae; sons: Marvin Jr. (Davonda and Anisha) (Houston, TX), Marcus (Ayla) (Houston, TX), Martin, and Mario; son: Dorian Parker (Jones); sisters: Shonda Jones, Shellisa Bulls, and Katina Jones; Brothers: Rodney Blackman and Julian Cunningham; sisters in law: Tonya Duran, Neauma (Alonzo) Garrett, Ramona (Rodney) Washington (Detroit, MI); brothers in law: Marvin Rodriguez, Gilbert Rodriguez (Nina); aunt: Betty (Roger) Jones Brooks; uncle: Fredrick (Tricee) Jones. Marvin was the proud PaPa to grandchildren: Marvin III, Mateo, Marlee, Alayah, Marcus Jr., Marion, Mason, Ronnie, Delavion, Tysean, TyLaila, Dorian Jr., Dametree, Tyrese, Loyalty, and Eliana.

Marvin also leaves to cherish his memory special families of the Dupree, Bell and Rodriguez, in addition; to his many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gracie Mae Jones and father and mother in law, Antonio and Maria Rodriguez.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield, MI.

Sunrise: July 13, 1966 – Sunset: July 28, 2019, Funeral Services Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at The University of Toledo Glass Bowl Stadium, 1745 Stadium Dr., Toledo, Ohio 43606, Minister Limie DuPree Stanton, Officiant.

andersonfuneralservices.com

 

 

  Jaxon Daniel Michalak

Jaxon Daniel Michalak, 28, of Toledo Ohio passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Tuesday August 6, 2019. He was born February 5, 1991 to Emily Michalak and James Michalak. Jaxon graduated from Rogers High School 2009. He enjoyed playing the drums. He was part of the drumline and the marching band. He worked at the Jeep Chrysler Plant. Jaxon could single handedly motivate others to be better. He always wore a big beautiful smile that brightened every room. He could crack a joke one second and have a serious conversation the next. Jaxon is survived by both parents; his step dad, Don Brock, his step mom, Kendra Renfer; his sister, Sam Virak (Eric); his brother, James Michalak (Erica); his girlfriend, Kami Howe; his "Twin", Larry McLane Jr.; several cousins, niece, nephews, many aunts, uncles and so many friends. Everyone who knew Jaxon loved him and will miss him severely. The family will receive friends at the Berksticker-Scott Funeral Home 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd at Byrne Rd. Saturday from 2-8 p.m. with a memorial service to be held at 7:00 P.M.

www.berstickerscottfuneralhome.com

 

Michael L. Powder

Michael L. Powder, 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. A graduate of Scott High School, class of 1957, and University of Toledo, class of 1961, Michael worked for many years in the family vending business, was executive director of the Jewish Community Center of Toledo, and owned a tax preparation and representation practice. Michael was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed golfing, fishing, travel and spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerold and Gertrude Powder and his wife of 54 years, Susan (Nichols). He is survived by sons, Scott (Karen) and Jeremy; and granddaughters, Madelyn and Jocelyn.

The funeral will be held on Sunday, August 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home 2426 North Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH 43615 (419-535-5840) followed by interment at Eagle Point Cemetery. Shiva will be held immediately following at the Powder residence.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael's memory to the Advocate Charitable Foundation, 3075 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove, IL 60515 (web site: 
www.advocategiving.org).

www.wickfh.com

 

  Richard "Dick" Suter

Richard "Dick" Suter, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 7, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. Dick was born in Melrose Park, Illinois on April 8, 1929, to the late Francis and Louise (Bodenberger) Suter. 

Dick graduated from Marquette University in 1950 with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, and married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Dreher. He joined the United States 
Army in 1951 and served as an army engineer in Fort Knox, Kentucky until 1953. He then began working for the Chrysler Corporation where he served as resident engineer at the Detroit Universal Division; manufacturing and plant manager of the New Castle Machining and Forge Plant in Indiana, and was appointed Plant Manager of the Toledo Machining Plant in 1970 until he retired in August 1987.

In his retirement, Dick enjoyed playing golf, carpentry, camping trips with his grandsons, attending daily Mass, and sharing meals (and jabs) with his "Breakfast Club." A self-taught woodworker, Dick made a ministry out of his talent and loved being in his shop "with my friends, making things for the Lord," including numerous bookshelves for St Joseph School, the altar and ambo for St Joseph Church, and an altar for the St John Institute (Father Nathan Cromly) in Denver, CO. 

Dick had a true servant's heart, never forgetting the sick, the poor or the widowed in his midst, and every year brought Christmas cheer to countless local families with his Christmas Eve deliveries. He served as he lived, always with great joy and gratitude to God.

The family wishes to thank Dick's fellow "Carpenters" and the "Breakfast Club" for their loyalty and friendship to Dick, especially during his illness. Thanks also to the Hospice nurses for their loving care of him in his last days.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Louise, his sister Barbara, and his beloved wife of nearly 63 years, Marilyn.

He is survived by his sister, Louise Harris, children: Cathy Ferran, Pat (Mark) Jacobs, Sue Wolgamot, Jim (Linda), Mary (Dave) Dressell, Tim (Miriam), Barb Suter, Tom, and Maggie (Matt) Viertlbeck; 25 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild….and counting!

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Dick's life on Sunday, August 11, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, OH. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Sunday. The funeral mass will be held Monday August 12, at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church 104 W. Broadway in Maumee. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Joseph Building Fund, or Mass intentions for Dick and Marilyn Suter. Condolences may be shared with the family at 
walkerfuneralhomes.com

 

  

Lowell F. VanEtten

Lowell F. VanEtten, born July 31, 1925, went to the Lord on his birthday in 2019. He passed peacefully at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI under their tender care. He was a proud 
WWII Coast Guard Veteran. Lowell was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Ruth, his son Lowell Jr. (Red) and a daughter Kathy Rich. He is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Charles) Andrychowicz. Grandchildren Roberta, Douglas, Anne, Carrie, Mickey, Jamie, Kristin, Stefanie, Candi and Craig, 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Memorial Lutheran Church, 3215 Douglas Road, Toledo, Oh on Saturday, August 17, at 12:00 noon. The family requests memorials to 
Wounded Warrior Project
 or Fischer House.

 

 

 

Tressa L. Warnke

 

Warnke, Tressa L., age 52 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 6, 2019. American Cremation Events. As published in The Blade

 

 

 Terence Alan "Terry" Whaley

Terence Alan Whaley "Terry," 62, passed away in his home on July 29, 2019 in Toledo, Ohio. Terry was born on February 20, 1957 in Toledo, Ohio to Jean Weighmink and Matthew Lee Whaley, Sr. Terry attended Scott High School and he joined the U.S. 
Army after graduating. After being honorably discharged Terry worked various jobs. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, sitting by the water, reading books, playing chess, watching movies, playing cards, and enjoyed being with his daughter.

Terry was preceded in death by his father, Matthew L. Whaley, Sr., and his brother, Andrew L. Whaley. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Jean Weighmink; daughter, LaShawnda (Joe) Thompson; sisters, Patricia Whaley, Margaret Dillard, Marsha Alford, Patricia Hamilton, and Olla Hamilton; brothers, Matthew Whaley, Jr., John Bryant, and Keith Carpenter; 4 step-grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; special nephew, Andrew Glover; special nieces, Samara Scott and Danielle Whaley; uncle, Cornelius; and a host of other nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends.

A memorial service for Terry will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2 PM at Swan Creek Metro Park, 4659 Airport Hwy, Toledo, OH 43615, with a military honors service at 3 PM.

www.toledocremation.com

 

 

 

 Mary F. Young

Mary F. Young, a Toledo Public Schools teacher for 39 years, passed Sunday at age 90.

She was a graduate of Libbey High School and Mary Manse College. An active member of Wabash, Zion and New Life Churches of God in Christ, she also held memberships in the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

The widow of Nathaniel James Young, she is survived by children, Nathaniel J. (Frankie) Young, David E. (Brenda) Young, Mary Kay (Tommie) Pope; grandchildren, Thomas N. Pope, Carillon G. Young, James J. Young, Jonathan D. Pope, and Kenneth M. Pope; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Wake Services are Friday from 7-9 p.m. at The House of Day Funeral Services, 2550 Nebraska Ave., with funeral services Saturday at 11 a.m., Rock of Praise COGIC, 1632 N. Cove Blvd.

www.houseofday.com

 

 

 August 8, 2019

 

  DeWayne Alexander


DeWayne A. Alexander, 52 passed away July 24, 1019.


Funeral service will be at 12:00 PM, Saturday August 10, 2019 at Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (1163 W. Sylvania at Lockwood, 419-269-1111, Dr. Robert Birt, officiant. Online condolences:

blanchardstrabler.com

 

 

Taylor Badertscher


Izetta (Ernsthausen) Taylor Badertscher, age 90, of Findlay, Ohio, passed away on August 5, 2019, at Birchaven Village, Findlay. Izetta was born in Edcouch, Texas, on December 15, 1928, to the late Ernest and Helen (Dierksheide) Ernsthausen. A homemaker all her life, Izetta spent many years as a seamstress for the Delta Public Schools and provided daycare for local families. No one was a stranger to Izetta, with her constant smile and endless optimism.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Tom (Debi) Taylor of Delta; Deborah Pavlica of Henderson, NV; Agnes Frederick of Phoenix, AZ ; Ann (Rick) Merigold of Laguna Beach, CA; Mayme Jackson of Lakeside, AZ; grandchildren, Haley (Lawrence) Stephenson; Caitlyn (Max) Pavel; Preston, London and Colton Pavlica; Karlee, Conor & Riley Frederick; Scarlet and Raquel Jackson; two great grandsons; stepson, James (Georgia) Badertscher and stepdaughters, Rosemary (Milan) Larson and Marjorie Badertscher; sisters, Leona (George) Douglas and Rebekah (John) Ver Beek. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel Aaron Taylor; second husband, Milton Badertscher; brothers, Robert, Orville and Delbert Ernsthausen; sisters, Lois and Viola Ernstausen and stepson, Malcolm (Brenda) Badertscher

Friends will be received at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109, Delta, Ohio, on Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 9:00 AM until start of service at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Winameg Cemetery, Delta. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, Ohio 43840. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at 
www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.

 

 

Mary Bertram


Mary Bertram, 102, passed peacefully from this life, surrounded by her loving family in St. Anne's ICU, after complications from an acute illness. She was born on January 17, 1917, in New York City, NY to naturalized Ukrainian immigrant parents Dmytro Dudyk and Anna (Woloshyn) Dudyk. Lovingly known as "Na-Na" to her family, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Mary's parents moved to Sharon and Farrell, PA where she lived from age 2 to 17, then moved to Cleveland, Ohio before her senior year of high school. After graduating high school in Cleveland, she attended business school, then beauty school, and she and her sister Helen owned and operated a beauty shop together for a few years in Cleveland. She went on to work at Parker Appliance, a factory that converted from normal production into a World War II war plant, where Mary was an inspector of bomber airplane parts. Mary enjoyed crafting and was an accomplished seamstress and excellent cook.

After World War II, she met her husband, Richard, on a blind date arranged by mutual friends. They married October 15, 1947, and enjoyed 66 years together, until Richard's death on October 4, 2013. They had two children together, Sara Lee and Robert Joseph. Richard's employment transferred them to Toledo in July 1975. They were active members of Hope United Methodist Church. Above all, Mary loved God and her family, and she always enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Helen Galloway; sister, Frances Rose Dudyk, and her husband Richard Lee Bertram. She is survived by her daughter, Sara Lee Momenee (James); son, Robert Joseph Bertram (Vivian); grandchildren, James Richard Momenee (Heather Engle), and Joseph Thomas Momenee.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 N. Reynolds Rd. (419-531-4424) Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Hope United Methodist Church, 4069 W. Sylvania Ave. Family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. Pastor Lindy Maurice-Saum will officiate.

The family would like to thank the amazing, professional, compassionate doctors and nursing staff of St. Anne's Hospital, especially RNs Kristin, Evan, and Amanda. The family would also like to thank St. Anne's pastoral staff, Pastor Brenda, Pastor Jim, and Pastor Bill for their comforting support. A special heartfelt thank you to Father Dave Nuss and Sister Constance-Marie Suchala of Little Flower Catholic Parish and Pastor Lindy of Hope United Methodist Church. Contributions can be made to Hope United Methodist Church in memory of Mary.

www.wisniewskifuneral.net

 

 Arthur L. Breidenbach

 

News story) TIFFIN - Arthur L. Breidenbach, a decorated Army veteran of World War II who followed decades of hard work with service to community and devotion to church, died Sunday at St. Francis Home, where he lived the last two years. He was 100.

He had congestive heart failure, daughter Denise Walsh said.

"I think his secret was he was thankful every day for being alive and thankful for his faith and his wife," his daughter said. "He was humble and really lived his life of serving others. He did for others and did for others, even at the nursing home."

Mr. Breidenbach retired in 1979 from National Machinery Co. in Tiffin, after 34 years. He worked in assembly and wired machinery. His brothers Tom and Paul worked there, too.

"We never locked a toolbox, it was so trustworthy a place," his brother Tom said. "It was a very friendly place. Still is."

He brought his work ethic to the job and conveyed it to his children - "another of the great gifts we got from him," his daughter said. "He was the type of guy who showed up early and stayed late. He loved having a purpose and mission. He was precise in everything he built, touched, or fixed."

Mr. Breidenbach and his wife, Marie, spent winters until three years ago in Palmetto, Fla. They led activities and fund-raising campaigns in their community.

Always active at church - as an usher, volunteering at bingo - he started to attend Mass daily after he retired. Once in Florida, while the community was shut down for a hurricane, Mr. Breidenbach went to Mass an hour early to pray, only to find the parking lot empty.

He rapped on the door, and the priest answered, "'Art, it's a hurricane. You need to go home. God will forgive you,'" Mr. Breidenbach's daughter recalled. "He knew he had to be there."

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree.

He was born April 14, 1919, to Lorene and Elmer Breidenbach and grew up on a farm near Tiffin. He served in the 63rd Infantry Division as a switchboard operator, carrying cables and digging trenches to secure communications during warfare.

"It was very hard to get him to talk about the war at all," his daughter said. "He said, 'It was the hardest thing I've ever done. I did what I was told to do.' He said, 'I lost a lot of friends there.'"

For his devotion to duty, Mr. Breidenbach was awarded a Bronze Star. He and his daughter in 2012 visited Washington on an Honor Flight. He declined to use a wheelchair.

"He was overwhelmed with pride for our country," his daughter said. "He couldn't believe how people treated him in such a thankful manner."

He was a member of American Legion Post 169.

Surviving are his wife, the former Marie Zoeller, his grade school sweetheart, whom he married June 6, 1946; son, Larry Breidenbach; daughters, Shirley Vilinsky and Denise Walsh; brother, Thomas Breidenbach; sister, Susie Hohman; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4- 8 p.m. Thursday at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home, Tiffin, with a Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree honor guard from 6-8 p.m.; a National Machinery Quarter Century Club tribute at 7 p.m., and a wake service at 8 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, with a recitation of the Rosary 20 minutes before Mass.

The family suggests tributes to the organ fund at St. Joseph Church, where he was a member, or the ALS Association's northern Ohio chapter in Independence, Ohio.

This is a news story by Mark Zaborney. Contact him at 
mzaborney@theblade.com
 or 419-724-6182.

 

Patricia J. Hawkins

Patricia J. "Pat" Hawkins, age 89, of Toledo, passed away July 29, 2019 at Bay Park Hospital. Pat was born March 11, 1930 in Yosemite National Park Mariposa County, CA to John and Ruth (Tinkey) Yonkey. Pat was a member of Upper Room Tabernacle Church. She enjoyed quilting, knitting Mary Maxim sweaters, gardening and reading her Bible daily.

In addition to her parents, Pat was also preceded in death by her loving son Michael E. Hawkins and husband, Charles E. Hawkins, Sr. She is survived by her children, Charles E. (Cindy) Hawkins, Jr., Charles M. (Jill) Hawkins, Kathleen A. (Dale) Friend, daughter-in-law, Jill Hawkins, sister, Marcella (Ed) Brisendine; grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive guests Friday, August 9, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 10:00 am. at the funeral home followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Homes for Heroes in Pat's memory.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

 

 

  Deloris Hunt


Deloris Hunt, 66, passed away, July 31, 2019. Survivors; mother, Johnnie M Walker; sister, Jawonia Morton; daughter, Rehonna Brooks; grand, Rias. Visitation will be held on Fri, Aug. 9, 2019, from 7 - 9pm. Funeral services will be held on Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, at 12:00 pm, preceded by a 11:00 am Wake, all services will be held at The House of Day Funeral Service.

 

 

Joseph Janiak

 

Janiak, Joseph, age 92 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 5, 2019. As published in The Blade

 

 

Brandy Nicole Johnson-Hill

 

Johnson-Hill, Brandy Nicole, age 36 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 3, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Ralph T. “Rocky” McCann

 

McCann, Ralph T. “Rocky”, age 92 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away August 6, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 MR. ISSAC MCCLURE

Mr. McClure, 62, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019. He is survived by 1 brother and 3 sisters. Funeral Services will begin at 11 am on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Greater Grace Christian Church, 3342 Monroe St., Toledo, OH 43606, preceded by a 10 am Family Hour/Wake.

cbrownfuneralhome.com

 

 

 Darla Jean Myles

Darla Jean Myles, 76, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019. She was born on September 27, 1942 to George and Thelma Myles of Liberty Center. Darla was greeted by a delighted big sister, Ilean. The two sisters (born 10 years apart) became the best of friends, sharing adventures together until Ilean's death in 2010.

Darla graduated from Liberty Center High School, and The University of Toledo. She was employed at Owens Corning, Standard Register and JK Business Graphics until her retirement. It was at Standard Register where she became Don Warner's administrative assistant and lifelong friend.

Darla became a beloved member of Don and Debbie Warner's family. She leaves to cherish her memory, Don and Debbie Warner, Sam and Katie Warner, Laurie and Nick Lake. Ethan and Logan Lake, and Maddison, Jack, Delaney and Brooklyn Warner who will truly miss their "Auntie Darla."

Darla will be missed by her many beloved friends, and her Liberty Center and Deshler family members.

As a devoted member of the Church of St. Andrew United Methodist, Darla gave of her time and talents, volunteering for many committee activities and fundraisers. She loved arranging flowers for the seasons in the church year.

Funeral services will be held at Church of St. Andrew United Methodist, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, Ohio, on Friday, August 9, 2019. Friends may meet at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate Darla's life and friendship with services to begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Heath-Colton Cemetery, Henry Co., Ohio. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of St. Andrew.

walterfuneralhome.com

 

 

 Loretta Narewski

Our loving matriarch, Loretta Marie Narewski, passed on to her eternal home on Sunday August 4, 2019. She was born into the union of Stephen and Rose Piasecki on January 25, 1929. Loretta always loved her gardening, playing cards and especially her times with family. We all reaped the benefits of her excellent cooking, baking and most importantly her love.

Loretta is survived by her children, Karen, Dave (Elena), Greg and Brian; sisters, Theresa and Romaine; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; son, Bob and brother, Steve.

A Requiem Mass will be held on Saturday August 10, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church where friends and family may visit after 9 AM. Burial, after a luncheon in the church hall, will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park at 1 PM. Memorials in Loretta's name can be made to the donor's choice. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (419) 269-1111. Online condolences:

blanchardstrabler.com

 

 

Cheryl Smith

 

Smith, Cheryl, age 71 years, of Marblehead, passed away August 6, 2019. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Lakeside-Marblehead, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 George M. Vergote

George M. Vergote, 64, of Ottawa Lake, MI, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. 

He was born November 16, 1954 in Adrian, MI, to Charley and Adeline (VanHove) Vergote.

Besides raising his three children George was a self-employed farmer most of his life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and making others laugh. 

He is survived by his loving children, Josh, Abby, and George II Vergote; siblings, Diane (John) Post, Charley (Melanie) Vergote and former wife Michele Vergote 

George was preceded in death by his parents, daughter; Margo, sisters; Kathy Goetz and Sharlene Simpson. 

Friends may join the family at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, on Friday August 9, 2019 for a gathering from 4 to 8pm. 

There will be a burial service on Saturday August 10th at 8:30am in St. Anthony cemetery 2621 W Erie Rd, Temperance, MI. Those wishing to give a memorial will be Donor's Choice.

Online condolences may be made to

 

www.reebfuneralhome.com

 

 

Frank E. Wodarski

 

Wodarski, Frank E., age 60 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 6, 2019. Walker-Hoening Mortuary, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 August 7, 2019

Luann D. Antoszewski

Luann Antoszewski, 63, of Toledo, OH, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at Ebeid Hospice. She was born January 29, 1956, in Toledo to James and Rita (Dennis). She was preceded in death by her parents.

Luann graduated from Mercy Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She worked at Mercy Hospital for many years and then as a dialysis nurse. She later worked at Medical Mutual.

Luann met her wife, Juliana, at the Michigan Women's Music Festival in August 2001. They were married August 2009 in Iowa City.

Luann was an avid reader. She volunteered at the local feminist bookstore, People Called Women. She enjoyed playing the guitar and played at Little Flower Catholic church for several years. Luann was full of joy and loved being and making music with other people. She played with a small group of women at People Called Women, in an informal group aptly named 'Girls with Guitars.'

Luann is survived by her wife, Juliana Jackson; sister, Amy (Andrew); brothers, Nick (Cathy), Bill (Cheryl), Jaimie (Sandy); 6 nieces and nephews and 5 great nieces and nephews

Visitation will be Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 4p.m. to 8p.m. at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 Main St., Sylvania, OH, where the funeral service will be Friday, August 9, 2019, at 11a.m. Online condolences to

www.reebfuneralhome.com

 

 

Rita Pauline Bick

Rita Bick, age 88, of Berkey, Ohio, passed away peacefully in her home, Sunday morning, August 4, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born July 25, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio to George A. and Lillian Anna Marie (Steiner) Billmaier. Rita graduated from Central Catholic High School (Toledo) in 1949.


Rita was devoted to her family and the Catholic Church. She was an active member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and the Altar-Rosary Society, until it closed and consolidated as Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Assumption. She was always putting others needs before her own. Whether it was piling all the kids and their friends into the station wagon and taking them where they all needed to be; or in her later years, taking the elderly to their doctor's appointments, she was always there to help. She loved traveling around to different church festivals with her sister and friends. Driving through the countryside looking at wildflowers and admiring the architecture of Catholic Churches was another favorite pastime. Rita enjoyed gardening, canning vegetables and babysitting the grandchildren. She really looked forward to family get-together's.

Rita will be missed by her sons, Bart (Karen) Bick, Tom (Mary Ann) Bick, Phill (Marcy) Bick, Thad (Joan) Bick, Andy (Mai) Bick and Nate Bick; grandchildren, Donny (Catrinia) Bick, Sandy (Thomas) Zielinski, Adam Bick, Abby Bick, Jamie (Steve) Bick, Jonathan Bick, Jake Bick, Brian (Sara) Bick, Nichole Bick, Dakota (Kiley) Bick, Dillion Bick and Joey Bick; great-grandchildren, Madalynn, Brandon, Luke and Owen.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lillian; daughter, Louise Bick; brother, Carl Billmaier and sisters, Betty Knisley and Lillian Miller.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, August 8th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 413 E. Main in Metamora, where a Vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 9th at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, with Fr. Michael Dandurand presiding. Interment will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Promedica Hospice or Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at 

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Barbara Ann Buczkowski

Barbara Ann Buczkowski, age 78, of Toledo, passed away at home on Friday, August 2, 2019. She was born on April 26, 1941 in Martins Ferry, Ohio to Michael J. and Stella (Pruchniak) Gospodarek. A graduate of Woodward High School where she was on the Honor Roll, Barbara was employed as a sales associate at JC Penney's and Cook's Department Stores. After retiring from retail sales, she stayed active babysitting in her home. She was a former member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and a current parishioner of Regina Coeli Catholic Church.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Thomas Buczkowski (married April 30, 1960); daughter, Cathy (Randy) Krumn; sons, Thomas J. and Michael L. (Dawn) Buczkowski; grandchildren, Andrea (Eric) Lehman, Andrew Krumn, Austin, Evan, Corey, and Joshua Buczkowski, Kristy Moody, Tyler and Nathan Buczkowski, and Brittany (Brandon) Sondergeld; 4 great grandsons; brother, William (Carol) Gospodarek; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Michael J. Gospodarek.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 7 from 3 - 8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. with a rosary at 6 p.m. Funeral Services will begin Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass in Regina Coeli Church at 11 a.m. Inurnment will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to 
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences can be shared with Barbara's family at

www.sujkowski.com

 

 

Barbara A. Gerlach

 

Gerlach, Barbara A., age 76 years, of Sylvania, OH, passed away August 3, 2019. Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

 

Keith A Goralske

Keith Goralske, 64 of Oregon, Ohio and most recently of York County, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019, in Poquoson, Virginia. Keith was born on March 3, 1955, in Toledo, Ohio, to James A. and Carol (Batch) Goralske. He was graduate of Findlay High School, Findlay, Ohio. He was a retired Brick Mason. He loved his family, friends, kayaking, baking, and writing poems.

Surviving are his mother, Carol Conrad of Toledo, OH and his father and step-mother, James A. (Carol) Goralske, Findlay, OH. He is survived by his four children, Nicholas (Deidre) Goralske, Poquoson, VA, John Goralske, Poquoson, VA, James (fiancée Danielle) Goralske and Susan Goralske, San Diego, CA; brother, Timothy of Cedar Lake, IN and sister, Debra (John) Klausing, Crown Point, IN and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, Oregon on Friday, August 9, from 3-8 pm. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Saturday at 10 am. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy in Keith's memory are asked to consider Keith's children.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

 

 

Laura "Jean" Jacobs

Laura "Jean" Jacobs, 89, of Toledo, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Arbors of Sylvania. She was born on August 9, 1929 to William and Trois Bonner in Fostoria, Ohio and graduated from Scott High School. Jean worked as the assistant to the director of human resources for General Mills and retired after 32 years. She was a friend to many and enjoyed life. Reading was her passion and she always had plenty of books to read. Jean was a beautiful person inside and out and had a spirit that made her unforgettable. She loved her family deeply and will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, William "Bill" Bonner. Left behind to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, Edwin "Ed" Jacobs; sons, Richard (Carol) Barrett, Scott (Shawn) Jacobs; grandson, Michael (Erin) Barrett; and great-grandchildren, Bodhi and Althea Mae Barrett.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH. A private entombment will be held at Toledo Memorial Park. The family would like to thank Arbors of Sylvania and Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo who assisted in her care over the last few months. Condolences may be left for the family at 
www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Daniel D. Johnson

Daniel D. Johnson, 81, of Williston, died Friday morning, August 2, 2019, at his home. He was born August 11, 1937, in Toledo, Ohio, to Harry R. and Anabel R. (Keller) Johnson. On May 6, 1997, in Hilton Head, SC, he married Sandy K. Hutchins and she survives. Dan was a lifelong owner/operator of Johnson Plumbing & Heating and retired in 2001. He served in the U.S. Marines and was a member of the V.F.W. Clay Center Post #7510. He was also a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Williston and the Masonic Lodge #433 F. & A.M. For many years Dan served on the Allen Township Vol. Fire Dept.--eight years as their chief. He was active in working with the Luther Home of Mercy in Williston as fire chief and contractor. For three terms he served as Allen Township Trustee. Dan was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing gin rummy at the Heatherdowns Country Club. He was an OSU fan and took many bus trips to the games.

Along with his wife, Sandy; Dan is survived by his son, Eric (Wendy) Johnson of Curtice; grandchildren, Ty Johnson and Ella Johnson; siblings, Becky (Robert) Meissen of Houston, TX, Gretchen (David) 
Smith of Florida, Jim Johnson of Kansas, Joe (Carolyn) Johnson of Fremont and Paul (Winnie) Johnson of Bucyrus; step children, Sharon (Craig) Blausey of Martin, Crystal (Will) Groll of Oregon, OH and Jerry (Michele) Aldrich of Oklahoma; six step grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren (and one on the way). His parents and brother, Peter Johnson, preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 9, 2019, in Allen Township Cemetery, Williston. In lieu of flowers, the family's wishes are to give memorials to Allen-Clay Joint Fire Dist. #34, P.O. Box 154, Williston, OH 43468; Ohio Living Hospice, 1730 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH 43614; or Luther Home of Mercy, Cottage #11, P.O. Box 187, Williston, OH 43468. Arrangements have been handled by the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory of Genoa. Online condolences may be shared with the family at 
www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Robert Kendrick, Sr.

Robert Kendrick Sr. 87 passed away Friday, August 2nd, 2019. A native of Clarksville,TN he was born to John Kendrick and Letha Quarles. Robert graduated from Jesup W. Scott High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army

Korean War Era. He retired from Gencorp (Textile Leather) and was a longtime member of St. Martin De Porres Church.

He is survived by wife of 67 yrs, Betty Kendrick; sons, Robert Jr. and Brian Kendrick; daughters, Robin and Cynthia L. Kendrick; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews other family and friends.

Funeral Services are Friday, August 9th, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Martin Deporres preceded by 10:00am wake. Visitation is Thursday 4-6pm at The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel.

www.houseofday.com

 

 

Arnold J. Kreger, Jr.

Arnold J. Kreger, Jr., of Perrysburg, passed away August 4, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. Arnold was born October 14, 1936 in Toledo, Ohio to Arnold J. and Avonelle (Phyers) Kreger, Sr. Arnold served our country in the United States Army. He married Marilyn F. Dalling on June 15, 1963 and they shared 55 years together until she passed on April 24, 2019.

Arnold was a stationary engineer for Toledo Edison. He was an avid Cleveland Indians, Brown and Cavalier fan. He loved animals and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his children, Jane Kreger and Bradley Kreger; grandchildren, Hunter and Alexander Kreger; mother of his grandchildren, Kelly Kreger; brothers, Tom (Mary) Kreger, Dan Kreger and his son, Danny Kreger, Bob Kreger and his family, Jimmy (Linda) Kreger and many other nieces, nephews and lifelong friend, Chuck Peterson. Along with his wife, Marilyn, he was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends will be received Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 2-8 pm at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133) where funeral services will be held Friday, August 9, 2019 at Noon. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Arnold's name to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Condolences may be made online to the family at:

www.witzlershank.com

 

 

Dr. Bernice C. Marti

Dr. Bernice C. Marti was born to Elsie B. (nee Lee) and Charles S. Cleland on January 17, 1926 in Deckerville, Michigan. She died Saturday, August 3, 2019 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan after an extended illness.

Dr. Marti's parents were both teachers and she followed in their footsteps. She taught for 47 years – exceeding her father's tenure by one year. Dr. Marti received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Speech and Hearing Therapy from Michigan State University. She earned her doctorate from the University of Toledo. Dr. Marti began her career as the director of speech and hearing for Owosso Public Schools. During that time, she coached the high school debate team to a Michigan championship. Later, as the director of speech at Woodward and Start High Schools, she guided a team in winning the National Forensic Association State Championship. She went on to develop a speech and hearing communication curriculum, as the director of the UT Communications Department. Upon retirement from the university, she was awarded the honor of Professor Emerita. Dr. Marti was an accomplished seamstress and avid golfer. Along with her late husband, Donald V. Marti, she was an active member of the Toledo and Lambertville communities. She was well-loved and respected by her many students and friends. After her husband's death, she lovingly cared for her late step-daughter, Terry Marti, who was challenged with Down syndrome.

Bernie was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Beulah Tice (Bob); and life partner of twenty years, Everett Noorigian. She is survived by her dear friend and daughter, Bettie Attie of Gainesville, Florida and will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Her family is comforted by her trust in Jesus as her Savior and is rejoicing that she is now reunited with her loved ones.

A graveside gathering in honor of Aunt Bernie will be held at 11am on Wednesday August 7th at the Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery, 6382 Monroe Street, Sylvania, OH 43560.

Contributions in honor of Dr. Bernice Marti may be made to the Terry Lee Marti Scholarship Fund in care of the University of Toledo Foundation. 419.530.7730

 

 

Christine Melnyk

Christine R. Melnyk, age 48 of Northwood, Ohio passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 26, 1971 in Toledo, Ohio to William and Jacqueline (Miles) Melnyk. Chrissy enjoyed nature, watching and listening to the trees, going for rides and traveling with her parents. She also enjoyed her food, especially her apple sauce. Chrissy will be dearly missed by all those whose lives she has touched.

Surviving are her parents, Bill and Jackie Melnyk; sisters, Jeanine (Brian) Young and Amanda (Doug) Hubaker; nieces and nephews, Anthony Schaub, Kaylah (Eric) Savett, Alexandria, Lindsay and Zachary Hubaker; great nieces and nephew, Blythe, Emmett and Adelynn; Aunt, Mary Ann Riddle; Uncles, Michael (Shelley) Melnyk and David (Doris) Miles; also surviving are many cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Raymond and Dolores Miles and Wasyl and Mary Melnyk; Uncle and Aunt, John and Carol Melnyk and cousin, Stephanie Riddle.

Visitation for Chrissy will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 4 to 8 pm at the Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home 830 Lime City Rd. Rossford, OH. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Anthony Recker officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation, P.O. Box 3202, St. Charles, IL 60174. To send expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit 
www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Clara C. Nye

 

Nye, Clara C., age 86 years, of Bloomdale, OH, passed away August 5, 2019. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Donna M. Ricica

Donna M. Ricica, age 78, of Jasper, Michigan, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 30, 2019, at Indian Meadows Nursing Facility in Wauseon, Ohio. She was born March 26, 1941 in Metamora, Ohio to Frank and Margaret (Schmitz) Ricica.

Donna drove school bus for Sand Creek Schools and worked at Stamptec.

Donna attended Jasper Bible Fellowship Church. She loved yard work and tending to her fruit trees and flowers, and spending time in her back yard enjoying the beauty of her pond. She loved Czech dancing and attending Polka Festivals.

Donna is survived by her sons, Philip (Michelle) Witt and Jerry Witt; daughter, Brenda Witt; brothers, Larry (Cindy) Ricica and Fran (Tom) Silveous.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Charlene.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, August 8th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Assumption.

Memorial contributions may be made to a 
charity of the donor's choice.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at 
weigelfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

Charles “Max” Schroeder

 

Charles “Max” Schroeder, 70, North Baltimore, died Monday (Aug. 5, 2019).

Arrangements are pending at Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore.

 

Bontia Marie Serr

 

Serr, Bonita Marie, age 66 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away August 4, 2019. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH. As published in The Blade

 

 

Robert "Bob" R. Welch, Jr.

Robert "Bob" R. Welch, Jr., of Genoa, passed away Friday afternoon, August 2, 2019, at his home. Bob was born November 10, 1945, in Toledo, Ohio, to Robert, Sr. and Wanda (Case) Welch. He married Barbra J. Beutler on September 13, 1980, in Genoa and she survives. Bob was an electrician by trade and from 1981-2008 he owned Bob Welch Electric. Prior to that he worked at L.O.F. in Rossford. Bob loved his family and enjoyed fishing and camping with them. He also enjoyed playing cards. Bob was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Genoa.

Bob is survived by his wife, Barbra; his children, Ronald Welch, Robert (Vicki) Welch, Daniel Welch, Kristina (P.G.) Gerber and Jennifer (Todd) Lenart; grandchildren, Anthony, Tyler, Jordon, Jacob, Reilley, Joshua and Emily and ten great grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m., Friday, August 9, 2019, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa. The funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Trinity United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Clay Township Cemetery. Memorials for Bob may be given to Trinity United Methodist Church, 313 Main St., Genoa, OH 43430. Online condolences may be shared with the family at:

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Robert Dave "Bob" Wooley

Robert Dave "Bob" Wooley, age 81, of Toledo, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 15, 1937 in Milburn, KY to Clarence and Pauline (Draper) Samples. A proud 
US Marine Corps Veteran, Bob was owner and operator of Wooley's Diner on Tremainsville Rd. for 20 years, retiring in 1997. He previously worked as an office manager at Blair Realty. He was a member of Trilby United Methodist Church.

Bob was a "spunky and strong-willed dude" who protected the people he loved. He lived for his family, loved to brag about his grandchildren, and Would Not miss one of their extracurricular activities. He enjoyed bowling and fishing, and in his youger years he was a judge for the National Golden Gloves tournaments. He was also a die hard Ohio State fan. Bob enjoyed his sweets, and an occasional margarita while listening to Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. His family will remember his beautiful bright blue eyes, and his fierce love for them. He will be dearly missed.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Corine (Emrick) Wooley (married June 16, 1962); children, Michele Wooley (Sal Garza) and David (Wendy) Wooley; and grandchildren, Nicholas Makras, Alexandria Makras, Kayla Wooley (Eric Hart), Lindsay Wooley, and Kiersten Wooley (Adam Hem). He was preceded in death by his parents; and stepfather, Clarence Wooley.

Family and friends may visit Thursday, August 8 from 3-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. The funeral service will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Mark Kuhlman and Rev. Larry Swaisgood presiding. The VFW 606 Burial Corps will conclude with a Military Committal Service in Toledo Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be given to Trilby United Methodist Church. Condolences can be shared at

www.sujkowski.com

 

August 6, 2019

 

Madelyn Lee (Reed) Ammon

On August 1, 2019, the pure, joyful, and BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT of Madelyn Lee (Reed) Ammon (97 years young) left her body behind so it could be gently and blissfully lifted to Heaven, upon the wings of translucent, glowing angels and shimmering, ethereal butterflies. Madelyn was born in Toledo, Ohio, of Victor E. Reed and Mildred (Rau) Reed, and she predeceased her beloved Husband, Dale Edwin Ammon, and her dear sister, Virginia (Reed) Muntz. 

Madelyn quietly, confidently and energetically became a skilled seamstress; sharp bridge player; vivacious hostess; a patient and well-informed navigator on numerous family road trips; and no doubt about it, Madelyn was a culinary genius who magically created the BEST homemade pies in the U.S. Madelyn began studying art in grade school, and while studying at the University of Toledo's College of Education, she met and fell deeply in love with her True Lifelong Sweet Heart, Dale Ammon, from Waterville, Ohio. They were an absolutely beautiful couple, who were so much in love that when together, they seemed to emit a warm, incandescent glow.

Madelyn and Dale were happily joined together for 61 years when Dale passed on, and Madelyn is survived by Douglas, Robert, and Jennifer Ammon. Doug and his Wife Fran Ammon live in Pensacola, Rob Ammon recently moved to Bradenton, and Jennifer Ammon and her Husband, Bob (Bobby) Margulies also live in Bradenton. Over the years, Rob's two daughters, Alyssa and Katharine Ammon enjoyed being "spoilt" by Grandma Ammon's delectable meals and decidedly delicious desserts. Madelyn's bright, blue eyes twinkled as she watched her own rambunctious brood or Doug's son Tre Ammon and Rob's Daughters Alyssa and Katharine Ammon playing Marco Polo or engaging in wet, loud swim contests in the Raintree Condominium's large pool.

In addition to possessing a natural beauty infused with a cheerful disposition, Madelyn was very intelligent, with an ordered and well-disciplined mind. She persistently persevered until she mastered all endeavors that interested her. In addition to the activities mentioned above, for 20 years, Madelyn was a well-respected and much appreciated 2nd Grade Teacher at Reynolds Elementary School in Toledo, Ohio. Before she began to work full time as an educator, Madelyn worked as an Avon sales lady, dressing stylishly, wearing meticulously applied make-up as she canvassed her neighborhood selling Avon products door to door. She worked very hard to become an imaginative and inspirational Cub Scout Den Mother to Rob's Cub Scout group. For her children's birthdays and other festivities, she single handedly transformed the Ammon basement into a whimsical and magical get-away, full of cool games, dancing, music and excited laughing young people.

Madelyn was always a dedicated and loyal Ohio State football fan, and a voracious reader. A list found in her room at Westminster Manor revealed that in 2018, Madelyn read and listed 18 serious novels. As if mastering all above activities was not enough, Madelyn developed into a brilliant painter of unique and AWESOME water colors. During the last chapter of Madelyn's Life, she painted prolifically, and created hypnotically beautiful and realistic butterflies.

Throughout Madelyn's long and extremely productive lifespan. she was proudest of being a devoted and tender loving Wife to Dale, and she was an incredibly LOVING, CARING, DEPENDABLE and NURTURING MOM to her children. She gave Dale and Doug, Rob, and Jennifer unrestrained and completely unconditional LOVE. Truly, to have known MADELYN AMMON was to love her. Madelyn will be forever missed and mourned by all those who were touched by her pure Love; her quick mind; her inner strength; beauty, and by her constant, positive energy. MADELYN LEE AMMON: What a CLASS ACT!

A Memorial Service for Madelyn will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 3:00 PM at TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2200 26th Street W. Bradenton, FL. 34205. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, donations may be made to TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH and designated in Memory of MADELYN LEE AMMON.

Cremation services will be arranged for a later date by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee, Ohio (419-893-7686). Online condolences may be shared at the following website: 
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