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

April 7, 2020

Juan Alvarez

Alvarez, Juan, age 65 years, of Pemberville, OH, passed away April 4, 2020. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Pemberville, OH. As published in The Blade

Anna Belle Akers Berry

Berry, Anna Belle Akers, age 89 years, of Inwood, WV, passed away April 2, 2020. Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, WV. As published in The Blade

Sandra V. Bethel

Bethel, Sandra V., age 80 years, of Holland, OH, passed away April 3, 2020. Neville-Shank Funeral Home, Holland, OH. As published in The Blade

Gerald Lee Burden

Burden, Gerald Lee, age 55 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away April 5, 2020. Freck Funeral Chapel, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

Dorothy E. Gerken

Gerken, Dorothy E., age 82 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away April 5, 2020. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Dylan Thomas “Sweets” Lewis

Lewis, Dylan Thomas “Sweets”, age 14 years, of Ida, MI, passed away April 3, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Carrie Penson

Carrie Mae Penson-Howze, 66, passed away on March 23, 2020. She leaves to cherish her memories, brothers, Samuel Russell and Frank Perry; sisters, Betty Jean Howze, Alfreda Howze, Odessa Howze and Bessie Mae Brown; godsister, Shirley Kay; and godson, Thomas. Due to COVID 19, services are private.

Karin Van Zandt

Van Zandt, Karin , age 76 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away April 4, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

John Wood

Wood, John, age 76 years, of Defiance, OH, passed away April 5, 2020. Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Holgate, OH. As published in The Blade

Kevin Van Zandt

Zandt, Kevin Van, age 76 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away April 4, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

April 5, 2020

Barbara Calvin Abbey

Barbara was born July 30, 1926 in Alameda, California and passed away peacefully in Naples, Florida, on March 29, 2020. Her parents, Elizabeth and Clyde Calvin raised Barbara and her brother, David, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. While attending college at Cleveland School of Art she met Dan Abbey, who she later married. Together they had five boys, all born in Toledo, Ohio: Nelson (Christine), Robert (Mary Beth), Alexander, Malcolm, and Lee.

Barbara was a commercial artist and model in her early career in Toledo. In the 1960s Barbara joined Dan on many international business trips. They decided to move their family from Perrysburg, Ohio to Europe. They lived in Switzerland, Paris, and later in Spain for many years.

Barbara enjoyed social gatherings and parties wherever they went. She was a woman of many talents. She loved fishing, hunting, golf, skiing, and games of all sorts. She especially enjoyed having family and friends play cards. She was a champion backgammon player and at age 93 was still outsmarting her opponents.

In addition to Toledo, Ohio, the family also had roots at Pelee Island, Canada where they had a cottage. Barbara first visited Pelee with her father on a fishing trip when she was 12 years old. Over the next 80 years Barbara and her family spent many memorable summers there. It was a favorite family gathering place and it is where Barbara nursed Dan during his final months.

Barbara's last few years were spent in Florida where she made new friends, including her devoted companion, Jim Smith.

Barbara had three surviving sons, Nelson, Robert, and Malcolm. She had five grandchildren, Sean, Matt, Kevin, Will, and Ellie; her great-grandchildren include, Torin, Sebastian, Greyson, and Harper.

This extended family continues to reunite every summer at Pelee Island, a tradition that Barbara started.

The family sincerely thanks Barbara's cousin Judy Hammond and Jim Smith for their loving care and support.

The family will have a private burial in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Beaulah “Jean” Allen

Allen, Beaulah “Jean”, age 85 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away April 2, 2020. Newcomer-West Sylvania Chapel, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Marie R. Allen

Marie R. Allen, 95, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2020 at her home in the Henry Ford Village Retirement Community. She was born February 24, 1925 in Toledo, OH to Frank and Sadie Winterhalter. Marie graduated from Central Catholic High School. She worked as a bank teller with Toledo Trust, and then as a homemaker raising 5 children.

Marie enjoyed painting ceramics for her family, and had a green thumb, caring for her beautiful flowers. She and her late husband John H. Allen were lifelong members of Historic St. Patrick's Church.

Marie is survived by her children, Barbara Butterfield, Harold (Diane) Allen, Evelyn Brosch Goodwin (David), Marilyn (Eric) Burtrum, and Richard (Nancy Colasanti) Allen; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John in 2006 and her 2 brothers, Frank A. and Richard Winterhalter.

There will be a private family Mass on Monday, April 6, 11:00 a.m. at the Historic St. Patrick Church, with burial at Calvary Cemetery. A celebration of Marie's life and Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Donations may be given to Historic St. Patrick's Church. Please leave a condolence message for the family at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

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Karen (Vorderburg) Bennington

Karen Bennington, died Monday March 30, 2020 at St. Vincent's Hospital. Karen was born April 1, 1943 in Toledo Ohio to Alice (Starritt) and Elmer Vorderburg. She grew up in Toledo and attended Libby High School. She married Richard Bennington and lived throughout Ohio and the Northeast, until she returned to Toledo in 1974.

Karen raised two daughters while working full-time in a variety of jobs. She spent many years working as a bartender at Heatherdowns Bar and Grille. She was known for her sharp tongue and champion eye-ball rolls. Even later in life when she had dementia, she could elicit a laugh or response with her sarcastic, and often, off-color humor.

Karen loved hosting people. She was a great cook and could whip up a giant pot of spaghetti sauce or snacks and sandwiches for a crowd at the pool. During the summer she especially welcomed company of all ages to float around her pool on rafts, listen to music and talk. She was never afraid of the sun and was very proud of her ability to get an amazing tan.

In addition to her full-time work Karen was an incredibly skilled seamstress. She sewed for friends and family everything from bathing suits to wedding dresses. She also was a crafter, a painter and was famous for her crocheted blankets.

She was an exceptional gardener and created stunning perennial gardens in her yard. She took great pride in creating a warm and cozy home.

Karen raised two daughters Kari and Kelli. She was a disciplinarian and funny at the same time. Karen's greatest joy and sense of pride were in her daughters and grandchildren, Samantha, Maxwell and Jack. She was a regular babysitter, care giver when they were young and cheerleader for them as they grew.

Karen is survived by daughters Kari (Rob) Slater and Kelli (Ken) Gerke; grandchildren, Samantha, Maxwell Jack (Zoe) Slater; brothers, Larry (Fran) Vorderburg, Mike (Jeanne) Vorderburg; nephews, Gary Bernath, Brian Vorderburg, Devin Vorderburg; and nieces, Kris Bernath, Linda (Bernath) Folger and Amy Vorderburg.

Karen also leaves behind many loving friends. The family is grateful for the friendship, love and support provided by Georgia Bucher and Sandy Reese. The family also thanks the staff at Genacross Lutheran homes, especially Wynona and Robin, as well as, Janis Maxey from Sincera Care.

Karen was preceded in death by her mother, Alice; father, Elmer; sister, Frances (Vorderburg) Bernath; brother-in-law, Harold Bernath; nephew, Mark Bernath; and niece, Andrea Vorderburg.

Due to the extraordinary circumstances in our world right now, the family will schedule a memorial service for Karen when we can all be together and celebrate her life.

Carol JoAnn Caputo

Carol JoAnn Caputo, age 81, of Toledo, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at the Goerlich Center in Sylvania surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 16, 1938, in Toledo, OH, to Jesse and Margery (Lammers) Thompson. Carol worked as a property manager for the Schroeder Company in Toledo from 1990 to 1998, and before that as an apartment manager in California. She was a parishioner of Regina Coeli Catholic Church and member of their Altar Rosary Society. She also shared her love of music and lovely singing voice as a longtime member of the church choir. Carol was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who cherished her family and home. She will be dearly missed.

Carol is survived by her children, Cherie (Jim) Dec, Margie (Russell) Flores, Guy (Dianna) Caputo, and Mark Caputo; sisters, Sr, Mary Jesse Thompson SND and Mary Sullivan; brothers, Jesse Thompson and Tom Thompson; sister-in-law, Karen Caputo; 11 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin G. Caputo on April 9, 1992; and by her parents.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. Attendees are encouraged to follow current social distancing guidelines. A private Funeral Mass for Carol will take place Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Clement Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Erie, MI.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences can be shared with the family at

www.sujkowski.com

Michael L. Connett

Michael L. Connett, age 77, of Toledo, passed away March 31, 2020 at Ebeid Hospice Residence. Michael was born July 11, 1942 in Toledo to Lewis D. and Marie B. (Reynolds) Connett. He was employed with the Blue Ribbon Photo for over 30 years. Michael enjoyed tracing his geneology and his great love of photography.

In addition to his parents, Lewis D. Connett and Maria B. Stewart; sister, Lois Connett, Michael was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Bonnie (Duncan) Connett. He is survived by his wife, Joyce P. Connett; sons, Michael J.(Susan) Connett and Robert L. Connett; step-children, David M. Ziems and Victoria P. (Matt) Mattoni; grandchildren, Timothy Hanlin, Nicholas Ziems, Erin Ziems, Ryan Connett, Shelby Connett; great grandchildren, Paige Connett, Maggie Hanlin, Olivia Hanlin

Visitation and Services for Michael will be private due to the current environment surrounding the coronavirus. Please continue to support Michael's family during this difficult time by sharing your prayers and thoughts. Burial will be at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania.

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Grace F. Connolly

Connolly, Grace F., age 97 years, of Erie, MI, passed away April 3, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Erie, MI. As published in The Blade

Jo Ann Cordell

09/17/1936 - 04/03/2020

Jo Ann (nee Tinney) Cordell, age 83, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away on April 3, 2020, at Heartland of Perrysburg. She was born on September 17, 1936, in Toledo, Ohio, to William and Betty (Ellerman) Tinney. Jo Ann graduated from Perrysburg High School and worked for the family business, The Lime City Market. For 12 years she loved working with the babies at Kindercare and was longtime member at the Lutheran Church of the Master in Perrysburg. Jo Ann loved riding her bike, walking, swimming and especially loved her family.

Jo Ann is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Zane; sons, Bob (Diane) and Tim (Dianne); grandchildren, Lee (Lee) Cordell, Tyler (Lauren Button), Melissa (Ryan) Mecum, and Ryan (Sarah) McWhorter; 8 great grandchildren; brothers, Bill (Kathy) Tinney, Tom Tinney and Mike (Maggie) Tinney. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Betty Tinney; and sister, Vicki Keller.

Due to the health pandemic services at this time will be private. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date at the Lutheran Church of the Master. Interment will take place in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lutheran Church of the Master or the Alzheimer's Association. The Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements and online condolences may be given at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Lorenzo Jan "Larry" Curtis

Lorenzo Jan "Larry" Curtis was born in St. Johns, Michigan on November 4, 1935 to Lorenzo F. and Grace R. (Cornwell) Curtis. In 1940 the family moved to Toledo. Larry attended Burroughs Elementary and Libbey High Schools and graduated from the University of Toledo with a BS degree in engineering physics. He went on to graduate study at the University of Michigan, obtaining a PhD in physics in 1963, with research in elementary particle physics.

Larry played varsity baseball in high school and college. Throughout his life he played the violin in community orchestras, musical comedies, operas and operettas. Upon completing his PhD, Larry joined the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Toledo. He immediately became a key figure in the transformation of the department, creating high standards of scholarship and developing the doctoral degree program in Physics. The first Ph.D. degree awarded in that program was to Larry's student, John Kohl, who worked at the Harvard-Smithsonian Observatory and was honored by being named a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

With the support of his former mentor and department chair John Turin, Larry's faculty position at Toledo provided him with great flexibility and opportunities for many extended research leaves at prestigious international research centers. In 1965 Larry received an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship to study at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. In 1967 he was employed as a visiting scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod. In 1970 Larry took a sabbatical leave to work at the Research Institute for Physics in Stockholm Sweden, which began a lifelong collaboration with the Universities of Stockholm, Uppsala, and Lund in Sweden.

On that first trip to Stockholm, Larry met his soulmate and future wife, Maj Rosander. In 2009 Larry published a Memoir titled "Sköna Maj (Beautiful May): An Enchanted Life." During their years together Larry also held visiting scientist positions at the University of Lyon in France, the Free University of Berlin in Germany, the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, the University of Oslo in Norway, and at Princeton University. In 1976 Larry was offered a faculty position at the University of Lund in Sweden (Maj was a graduate of Lund). By arranging a collaborative program between the Universities of Lund and Toledo, Larry held joint positions at the two Universities, alternating years in residence at each. These strong ties to Sweden helped Larry develop an exceptionally fruitful research collaboration with Professor Indrek Martinson, head of the Atomic Physics group at the University of Lund.

Larry's primary field of research was atomic spectroscopy. He had a truly exceptional talent for combining all aspects of this field. First, his laboratory work to make precise spectrum measurements, including the use of new techniques such as ion beams and sophisticated data analysis. Second, his ability to develop concepts to connect different results and strengthen understanding of the field. Third, the application of his results to other fields, such as astronomical research, and high-temperature plasmas in controlled thermonuclear experiments.

During his long career, Larry received extensive and continuous funding from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the Swedish Research Council, and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Atomic Physics. He was elevated to the rank of Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Optical Society. Larry's research efforts resulted in well over 200 scholarly scientific papers, a respected graduate textbook on Atomic Structure, and numerous co-authored monographs on scientific subjects. In 1999 Larry received his most cherished honor. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Lund, in Sweden. This award and his accomplishments were described in an article in the Toledo Blade published Sunday February 21, 1999.

In March 2002 Maj was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and began a rigorous program of surgery and chemotherapy. Larry gave up his research program at the University of Toledo and his research contract with the U.S. Department of Energy. For nearly five years Larry and Maj continued to have active and rewarding lives, traveling extensively and relaxing on vacations on Maj's family farm in the forests of Småland in Sweden and in the lush gardens of the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland. Maj passed away on November 1, 2006. Larry subsequently resumed his scientific research and also wrote a number of pedagogic articles proposing radical revisions in the teaching of elementary physics.

Larry received many awards and honors at the University of Toledo, including Distinguished University Professor, 1992, and Master Teacher in the College of Arts and Sciences, 1993. He retired as Emeritus Professor in 2006. In his final years, he lived in the Parkcliffe Community in Toledo where he died on Sunday, March 29, 2020. While there, his commitment to teaching and love of science remained evident. He regaled visiting groups of student nurses with tales regarding Florence Nightingale, who was not only a renowned nurse, but made major contributions to the use and analysis of statistics.

Jerry Dutridge

Jerry Dutridge, 83, a precious and loving husband, passed away April 3, 2020, at Ebeid Hospice. He was born August 16, 1936, to Cordon and Maxine (Campbell) Dutridge in Toledo. A graduate of Macomber High School, Class of 1954, Jerry attended Olivet Nazarene University before honorably serving his country in Germany from 1957 to 1959 in the Army. Jerry accepted the Lord as his Savior when he was 9 years old and faithfully served him until his death. He was very active in missionary work through the Church of the Nazarene, going on missions to Africa, Haiti, Brazil, Dominican Republic and a Navajo Indian reservation. He later attended Monclova Baptist Church. Jerry "walked the talk", he was always willing to help others when it was needed, painting, wallpapering or doing whatever had to be done. He was always smiling and had a wonderful sense of humor. He will be remembered as a wonderful caring father to his daughters and son and grandfather to his grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife, of 35 years, Carol; daughters, Debbie (Darius) Zand of Salt Lake City, UT, Kathy Dutridge of Goodyear, AZ; daughter in law, Selena Dutridge; grandchildren, Monica, Natalie, Oliver, Mia; brother, Eugene (Margaret) Dutridge; step-children, Debra Zeunen, Robert, Jeffrey and Douglas Schultz; 11 step-grandchildren, 19 step-great grandchildren and 2 step great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Dutridge; brothers, David, Tom and Bill Dutridge; grandson, Timothy Dutridge; step-grandson, Davy "Chip" Black and step-son in law, Jay Zeunen.

A memorial service to celebrate Jerry's life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Monclova Baptist Church Mission Fund. Condolences for Jerry's family may be expressed online at

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Richard A. "Dick" Ehret, Sr.

Richard "Dick" A. Ehret, Sr., age 77, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020, from lung cancer. He was born June 2, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio, the youngest child to the late John J., Sr. and Dorothy A. (Fisher) Ehret.

Dick was born in St. Catherine's Parish but was raised in the Old West End and attended Rosary Cathedral Elementary School. He graduated from St. Frances de Sales High School and proceeded to St. Mary College in Kentucky where he pursued seminary studies and received his Bachelor of Arts in theology and philosophy. He proudly graduated with his Masters of Education Degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, class of 1966.

He immediately started his career in secondary education by teaching at Spencer Sharples High School in Lucas County. The majority of his teaching career was spent with Washington Local Schools teaching Latin at Whitmer High School and at the middle schools as well. He was also certified to teach all history courses and taught World History at the end of his teaching tenure. He was a huge Panther fan and attended many sporting events throughout his career and for many years after retirement and loved interacting with the WLS community.

Dick was a big sports fan supporting the Detroit Lions, Tigers, Pistons but especially The Ohio State Buckeyes. He proudly attended one Ohio State football game every year through the generosity of his friend Mark B. Thank you Mark!

Dick was a member and held various offices in the local, state and national teacher's unions TAWLS, OEA and NEA. He attended many union conferences throughout the country to assist with setting policy, educational direction and protection of members rights and interests. He enjoyed the companionship and thoughtful leadership of his colleagues.

Dick was highly involved with AA and the recovery community for over 25 years. Lifting up others who needed a boost was extremely important to him and he saw great value in all people through loving eyes. In helping other people he always strengthened his own sobriety and we thank this community for the love and support now and over the years.

Richard and Kenna have enjoyed the generous, unconditional love of many canine companions throughout their lives primarily rescues and most recently Westie Tory and Scottie Jock who miss him already.

Richard was an avid student of the wild, weird, written word and used it to express his unique sense of humor. It's a special household in which Latin jokes and puns can be shared and understood freely. O filii mi boni belli.

Left to cherish Richard's memory is his wife of 52 years, Kenna M. Ehret; children, Richard A. (Mikako) Ehret, Jr., Ellen E. Ehret, and Rachel E. (Michael) Orkis; grandchildren, Nicholas Ehret, Jessica Ehret, Megan Ehret, Steven Orkis, Joshua Orkis, Eli Orkis, Jyun Ehret, and Yuji Ehret; siblings, John J. (Dorrel) Ehret, Marjorie E. Wachowiak, Beth M. Veres and a multitude of loving and talented nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, John; mother, Dorothy; sisters, Mary C. Greisiger and Julie A. Robb; brothers-in law, William R. Greisiger, John R. Wachowiak and Frank S. Veres.

The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to those who made this transition less painful especially the staff at Ebeid Hospice and the Flower Hospital ICU.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made out to Cutie's Fund of Lucas County, the Toledo Humane Society, American Cancer Society or the charity of your choosing.

Due to the present circumstances, services for Richard are private at this time. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel (419 473 0300). To share memories and condolences for Richard's family, please visit

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Walter F. "Fritz" Ehrsam

Walter F. Ehrsam, 63, of Toledo , passed away on April 3, 2020 at Toledo Healthcare. He was born in Oregon, Ohio on October 4, 1956 to Walter and Louise (Busson) Ehrsam. Fritz was a graduate of Clay High School and enjoyed snow skiing and fishing.

Fritz is survived by his sister, Diane (Michael) McLaughlin; nieces and nephews, Timothy (Rachel) Rysz, Amy (Chris) Conkey, Dennis (Andrea) Rysz; 7 great nieces and nephews.

Private services were held for Fritz. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Homes is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Charles Robert “Chic” Elum

Elum, Charles Robert “Chic”, age 81 years, of Coral Gables, FL, passed away April 4, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Amy Marie Evans

Amy Marie Evans, 53, passed away early Monday, March 30, 2020 at Kingston Residence of Sylvania, surrounded by her daughter Autumn, her oldest sister Tracy and her niece/goddaughter, April. Born in Toledo, Ohio, on February 7, 1967, Amy was the proud daughter of Robert and Catherine Bradley. Amy was a 1985 graduate of Whitmer High School. She was also a Dental Assistant and took great pride in her work for three decades, caring for patients in Toledo, Ohio and Manistee, Michigan.

Amy is survived by her loving parents, Robert and Catherine Bradley; her beautiful daughter Autumn Evans; and her devoted sisters, Tracy Bradley and Julie Houser. She also leaves behind those who perpetually loved her: nephew, David (Bree) Archibeque; and great nieces, Emersyn and Alaina; niece and goddaughter, April Sorah (Bobby Futey); and great nephews/niece Harley, Hudson and Hensley; Aunt Judy Faunce; and cousin Laurie; Robert Evans her former husband, who tirelessly and selflessly provided for much of Amy's care and comfort during the final months of her life; brothers-in-law, Kenny Rarick and Glenn Houser, Uncle Dean/ Aunt Delores Knopp and family; Uncle Bones and family; cousins Kerry and Dylan Kamalay, Cindy Reckley, Robert and Jeff Bradley; and many wonderful friends. Amy was preceded in death by her cousin, Scott Faunce in 2016; her first husband, Terence "Terry" Crown in 1993; grandparents, Charles and Gertrude Snyder and Michael and Elizabeth Bochnovich.

Amy was one of those people that embraced and enjoyed life to its very fullest. She was definitely the highlight of every party, and her laughter and presence could light up the darkest of rooms. She was the person that everyone wanted to sit next to at a social function, because you could always count on having a roaring good time if you were next to her. Amy was much like her Grandma Snyder, in the respect that she was always able to strike up a conversation with anyone she met – Amy never met a stranger she didn't like.

By far, Amy's proudest and greatest achievement was her daughter, Autumn. Autumn was the light that opened each day of Amy's life. One of Amy's greatest joys was watching her daughter Autumn dance. As Autumn's father, Bob, has said on countless occasions "Those two are thick as thieves."

Unfortunately, Amy was diagnosed last year with both Frontotemporal Dementia and Lou Gehrig's disease, both of which have an average life expectancy of five years. Even after being diagnosed, Amy did not allow these misfortunes to define who she was, nor did she allow them to dictate the course of her remaining life. She faced each day with a smile and looked forward to a Coke Icee tomorrow. Simply put, Amy did not give up. She still had a lot of living to do, namely to see her daughter, Autumn, graduate high school, attend college, get married and start a family of her own. She embodied those final words that Dylan Thomas wrote to his father, as he too passed from sight:

And you Dear Amy,

there on the sad height,

Curse, bless, us now with your fierce tears, I pray.

Do not go gentle into

the good night.

Rage, rage against the

dying of the light.

Amy is NOT giving up, HAS NOT given up. She is still the brightest star in our universe, she is the rumor that whistles through the trees comforting our pained spirits. Her soul lives on in all the beautiful ways she once touched our lives, each and everyone who knew her.

A huge shoutout to all of Amy's wonderful caregivers in Onekama, Michigan who enabled Amy to remain in her home these past eight months prior to residing at Kingston as well as Hospice of Northwest Ohio with a special mention of Laura Biel, RN, who made sure all of Amy's comfort needs were met in her final days and hours. A big Thank you to the wonderful care Amy received at Kingston all the nurses and staff were amazing. Last, but certainly not least, Amy's family would like to extend their eternal thanks and gratitude to Dr. Gokula and Kate at "Stay Home I Will" for their wonderful care and going above and beyond-we will never forget it.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, a celebration of Amy's blessed life will be held at a later date.

Donations in honor of Amy's memory may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration or ALS Foundation.

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William Mark I. Fisher

Fisher, William Mark I, age 62 years, of LaSalle, MI, passed away March 31, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Thomas H. Foreman

1941 – 2020

Thomas H. Foreman, 79, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Elara Caring Hospice. Tom was born February 10, 1941, in Toledo, Ohio, to K. Doyle and Martha (Hoodlebrink) Foreman.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1963 to 1969 as a cook and worked thirty five years at Ford Motor Company until his retirement in 1998. Tom loved his sports. As a youth he ran Marathons, played basketball and enjoyed working out at the gym, was a huge O.S.U. football enthusiast "GO BUCKS" along with cheering on Detroit Tigers and Lions.

He is survived by his loving family; daughter, Kim (Robert) Logan; sister, Grace Koschmann; brothers, Jonathon (Glenda), Philip (Gwen), James, Joseph (Pam), and Samuel (Kathie) Foreman; grandchildren, Cody, Shawn, Tucker; great grandchild, Mariah. His parents preceded him in death.

The family would like to thank Glendale Assisted Living and Elara Caring Hospice for all their love and support of Thomas.

Family will be having a private service at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, Sunday, April 5, 2020. Interment at Pemberville Cemetery will also be private. Those wishing to give a memorial are asked to consider the D.A.V. Disabled American Veterans Assistance Organization. Online condolences may be offered at www.reebfuneralhome.com

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Janet A. Forrest

March 30, 1948 - March 30, 2020

Janet A. Forrest, age 72, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born March 30, 1948, to the late Victor and Lottie (Rybka) Czajkowski of Toledo, Ohio. She will be missed by her loving husband, David F. Forrest of 45 years; sons, Jacob (Dawn) Forrest; grandkids, Kiley Ann and Kane David, of Millbury and Seth (Jennifer) Forrest; grandkids, Ava Marie and Carter Thomas, of West Milton; her sister, Bernadette Pugh and niece, Chrissy (Keith) Mackey.

Janet was a TPS Proud graduate of Woodward High School, class of 1966. She then attended The University of Toledo, receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Education in 1969. Janet started her working career as a secretary for The Toledo Public Schools at The Board of Education before leaving to work as a secretary for MEBA-AMO, school for maritime officers. While working there, she met and married David F. Forrest on January 3, 1975. As David worked on the lake freighters year round, Janet decided to be a stay-at-home mom for her boys, Jacob and Seth.

Janet loved reading, playing on her IPad, watching Notre Dame football games, watching Detroit Tiger baseball games, volunteering at Feed Your Neighbor (Salem Lutheran Church) and attending Mass at St. Francis De Sales Church and St. Ignatius Church. Her greatest joy in life though came from attending her boys sporting events, from early elementary grades through their high school years at Morrison R. Waite High School, as people knew where she sat because she screamed her lungs out for every pitch during their baseball games and for every snap during their football games.

Services are to be determined, due to the current social situation we are all experiencing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio (30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551) or Feed Your Neighbor at Salem Lutheran Church, 1127 Huron Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604.

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Glenn Joseph "Joe" Fosbender

Glenn Joseph Fosbender, known as Joe, passed away on March 22, 2020, at the age of 89 years, in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada. He was born on July 16, 1930, in Danville, Illinois, to Glenn and Mary (Plummer) Fosbender.

Joe grew up in Toledo, Ohio and graduated from Libbey High School in 1948. After high school he went to work for the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company, known as the "Nickel Plate Road", in Toledo. During the Korean War, Joe served his country in the United States Army as a radio operator for two years. He spent 17 months serving overseas in Okinawa, Japan.

After Army service, Joe returned to Toledo and resumed working with the Nickle Plate Road. He worked his way up to locomotive engineer and managed the Clover Leaf Credit Union. Joe retired from Norfolk Southern Corporation in 1990 after 40 years of service.

Joe married Judith Ann Morton in 1958 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Joe and Judy were happily married for 61 years. While living in Toledo, Ohio and Temperance, Michigan, Joe was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church and worked as their custodian to help maintain the old building.

In 2000, Joe and Judy moved to Lethbridge, Alberta to be closer to their youngest daughter Janis and her family. Joe became very involved with the Kiwanis Club of Lethbridge. He enjoyed serving the community through Kiwanis activities and developed many fond friendships which lasted the rest of his life. He became a dual US and Canadian citizen in 2015.

Besides his loving wife, Judy; Joe is survived by his daughters, Lynn Fosbender (Colin Smith) of Kalispell, Montana, Julie Fosbender (Kieran O'Malley) of Elkins, West Virginia, Lisa Fosbender of Spokane, Washington and Janis (Scott) Crighton of Lethbridge; his grandchildren, Mary and Tristan O'Malley, and Joey and Sam Crighton; and his loving nieces, nephews and other numerous relatives.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn Fosbender and Mary Fosbender Kerstetter; step-father, Howard Kerstetter, and sister, Janice (Fosbender) Nowak.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Lethbridge Humane Society, 2920 16th Ave N, Lethbridge Alberta T1H 5E9, Canada. Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

Mary Alice Fry

Mary Alice Fry, 88, of Toledo, passed away Tuesday March 31, 2020, at Mercy-St. Anne Hospital.

She was born October 8, 1931, to David and Jessie (Fairburn) Bailiff. Mary was a homemaker that loved to cook and sew for her family. She enjoyed bowling, playing Bunco, gardening and reading.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph B. Fry; son, John Fry, Sr.

She is survived by her son, Robert A Fry; grandchildren, John Fry, Jr., Shelbie Rose; great-grandchildren, John Fry III, Joseph and Jeremiah and daughter-in-law, Rose Bryce.

Due to COVID-19, services will be private for the family. Burial, Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Trilby (419) 473-1301. Online condolences:

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Shirley Frye

Shirley Frye, 68, passed peacefully away on March 30th, 2020. She leaves to her loving memory her children, Troy and Angeline; as well as her siblings, Joe, Jim, Cliff, Sam, John and Sharon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Beatrice Johnson; and her sister, Mary.

She retired from AT&T in 2002 then went on to work for Meldrum Mechanical retiring in 2019.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their loving care. The family also requests that any donations be made to Hospice.

Services will be private, and a Memorial will be held at a later date. Condolences to www.caringcremationservices.com

Jose Gonzalez

Jose Ruben Gonzalez, 64, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away on Sunday March 26, 2020, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. Jose was born in Ciudad Fernandez, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on January 13, 1956, to Ponciano and Felicitas (Cruz) Gonzales. Jose was a graduate of Cardinal Stritch High School. He worked at Fiat Chrysler for over 40 years, before retiring in 2018.

Surviving are his children, Ruben Gonzalez and Esteban Gonzales; grandchildren, Esteban Gonzalez Jr., Sophia Gonzalez, Brian Allen Spencer and Sydnee Spencer; siblings, Elida Martinez, Eloisa Sofo and Jose "Pepe" Gonzalez; and nieces and nephews, Giovanna Revitzer, Graciela Roberts, Maria Magdalena Martinez, Mary Alice Gonzalez, Guido Sofo, Ruben Martinez, Tito Martinez, Jonathan Gonzalez and Jacob Gonzalez.

Funeral services will be private. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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Ann Jackowski

Ann Jackowski, age 68, of Temperance, MI passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. She was born on December 7, 1951 in Toledo, OH to Albin and Agnes (Liwo) Jackowski. Ann was a graduate of St. Hedwig grade school and Woodward High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State Universty and Master of Arts from Oklahoma City University. Upon graduating, she resided in Oklahoma City for 28 years and was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration as a Training Academy Coordinator and Teacher. Ann loved her cats, taking three into her home over the years. She was also an avid collector of Disney memorabilia.

Ann is survived by her sisters, Carol (Hank) Mrozek of Gaylord, MI and Lois (Phillip) Wesley of Temperance, MI; brother, Michael (Dodie) Jackowski of Monroe, MI; and best friend, Dorothy Halsey of Cleveland, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A private committal service will take place in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Toledo, OH. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 419-476-9176. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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Mattie Pearl Jones

Nov 16, 1937 - March 28, 2020

Born in Huntington, West Virginia, she was the fifth (and last) child of Elbert and Mattie Lee Jones. She graduated from Douglass High School in 1955 and received a BA in Education from Marshall University in 1959. After graduation Mattie moved to Toledo, Ohio where she became an elementary school teacher. She taught elementary, middle and high School level English, social studies and career and technical education classes in the Toledo Public Schools for 30 years. In 1993 she retired from teaching and moved to Prince William County, Virginia to help care for her first grandson.

If you didn't know Mattie as a teacher, you probably heard her playing the piano or organ at some point. As a child, she was taught how to play the piano and discovered she was a gifted student. From that one year of lessons, she began playing for the church, musical groups in town and elsewhere. In her forties she learned how to play the organ and started playing for Braden United Methodist church services and the Clarence Smith Community Choir (CSCC). CSCC performed for many special events in Toledo and many people were sad to see Mattie move. She played the piano and organ for First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries for twenty years. She first started working with the Women's choir, then began to play for the Mass Choir as well as the Vacation Bible School for many years in the summer.

Mattie is survived by many loved ones, her daughters, Leslie and Janine Jones; her sons-in-law, William Bimber and David Atkinson; five grandchildren in Texas, Washington and Pennsylvania; her sister, Ella Mae in Colorado; and her many nieces and nephews, friends, and fellow alumni around the United States.

A memorial service will be held in the fall. If you would like to celebrate the life of Mattie P. Jones, her family requests that you make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association.

Randy E. Kille

Randy Kille, age 59, of Toledo, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg. He was born to Dale and Sandra (Knaggs) Kille on October 18, 2020, in Toledo. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran and served his country in Stuttgrat, Germany.

Left to cherish his memory is his father, Dale (Sally) Kille; mother, Sandra Sahlstrom; son, Anthony Thomas Garcia; fiancé, Victoria Coutcher; brothers, Terry (Lisa) Kille and Brian (Tere) Kille, Ross (Christine0 Rollins, Rex (Sharon) Rollins; nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Services for Randy will be private due to the current environment surrounding the coronavirus. Please continue to support Randy's family during this difficult time by keeping them in your prayers and thoughts.

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Danny Leonard Kramer

Danny Leonard Kramer, age 61, passed away in Toledo, OH, on March 30, 2020. He was born April 23, 1958, in Toledo, Ohio, to Dan and Patsy (Burtscher) Kramer.

Danny was a graduate of Whitmer High School. He went on to obtain his bachelor's degree from Spring Arbor University. He was a member of Fairgreen Presbyterian Church in Toledo, Ohio. Danny was a driven God-fearing man who loved the Lord and his family. Danny was an avid music lover and talented guitar player. He also loved to bird watch and garden. He is survived by his children, Beau (Cortnee) Kramer, Bryce Kramer, Jonathan Kramer and Lauren (Marquise) Moore; grandchildren, Nash, Zoey and Kaiden; parents, Dan and Patsy Kramer and sisters, Michelle Benore, Danielle Elliott, Julie Kramer, Patti Ludwick and Jenny Kramer.

A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Alice Elizabeth Magsig

Alice Elizabeth Magsig passed away on April 3, 2020, at Aspen Place Health Campus, Greensburg, Indiana, after a long illness.

The daughter of Virgil "Spike" and Lois Magsig was born on March 20, 1955, in Toledo Ohio. She was 65 years old.

Alice graduated from Woodmore High School, Elmore, Ohio, in 1974. She lived most of her life in northwest Ohio, relocated with her family to Wyoming in 2002 and then lived her last 5 years in Greensburg, Indiana. She was an employee of Walmart for many years. Alice was always an animal lover, an avid gardener and an amateur bird watcher. She was a quiet, reserved person and will be remembered for her easy smile.

Alice is survived by her daughter, Molly Spahn of Bartlesville Oklahoma; son, Evan Spahn of Aloha, Oregon; brothers, Edward (Kathy) Magsig of Clayton Missouri and Allan (Toni) Magsig of Woodville, Ohio and sister, Carolyn Tully of Osgood, Indiana.

Donations may be made to your local SPCA.

Due to corona virus restrictions there will be no funeral service at this time. A celebration of life gathering will be held later at the family's discretion.

Arrangements by Crosser Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elmore-Genoa Chapel, burial at Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery, Elmore Ohio. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.crosserfuneralhome.com

Alice M. Malik

Alice M. Malik, 96, passed away on April 1, 2020, at Franciscan Care Center in Toledo, Ohio. She was born on March 22, 1924, in Toledo to Aloysius and Anna (Knapik) Kaifasz.

Alice attended Libbey High School and was employed at Acklin Stamping for 22 years, as well as, a lifelong member of Christ the King Parish.

She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, watching sports and her backyard pool with all family members.

Alice is survived by her son, Marvin (Diana); daughter in law, Janet Malik; grandson, Ken; granddaughter, Julie (Milan) Parikh and two great granddaughters, Alexa and Samantha.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; son, Robert J. Malik; brothers, Joseph (Martha) Kaifas, Stanley (Eleanor) Kaifas; sisters, Stephanie (Chester) Szkatulski, Sophie (John) Frankevic and Jean (Stanley) Puszukiewicz.

The family would like to thank the staff at Franciscan Care Center, from the Heart Care Services, as well as, Guardian Angels Home Health Care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Due to current restrictions, funeral services will be private for the family. Her family will host a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to the Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary, 3815 Sylvania Ave.

William A. Mays

William A Mays, age 75, of Toledo, OH passed away March 28, 2020 in SKLD of Perrysburg with his dedicated wife and a friend by his side. Bill was born November 13, 1944 in Toledo, OH to William C. and Dorothy (Vogt) Mays. He was a 1962 graduate of DeVilbiss High School. He met the love of his life, Leilonie Reau at Sunset Acres Beach and they were married Feb 24, 1979. He was a Teamster Member and a line haul feeder driver for UPS for over 30 years. His CB handle was "Thumper".

Bill was an Elder actively serving the West Central congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He enjoyed serving the public as a full time minister for many years sharing what was close to his heart, the Bible's hope for our future. This included visits to the Toledo Correctional Institution where he participated in services and fellowship.

He always enjoyed spending time in his pool with friends, loved to travel and had an adventurous spirit. Bill was so deeply loved by all and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. His wife called him "Her knight in Shining Armor" and would say "They don't come any better!" She introduced him as being "..her better 2/3 because he was 6'4" and she is only 5'."

Surviving Bill are his loving wife, Leilonie; children, William Mays, Tim (Heather) Mays, Theresa Mays and Terry (Terry) Mays. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Preceding Bill in death were his parents; grandson, Devin Mellman; brother, Richard Mays and sister Dorotha Shepherd.

The family would like to thank the staff at SKLD of Perrysburg for their excellent care, kindness and love shown to Bill (Willie) and Leilonie. Also, the family is sending their gratitude to the staff who took care of him through Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their support and loving care in providing him comfort.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, services and burial in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Urbanski Funeral Home, A life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH 419-475-5055.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Terry D. McCoy, Sr.

11/10/1954 - 03/30/2020

Terry D. McCoy Sr. "TC" age 65, of Toledo, passed away peacefully March 30, 2020 with his loving wife by his side at the Heartland of Perrysburg under the care of Heartland Hospice. Born in Toledo, Ohio to Frances Hills and Benny Sullivan Sr. Terry attended Scott High School. He worked for Local 500 Laborer Union as a construction worker for 31 years.

Terry had a passion for singing and was a part of the group called "THE ELUSION" which was one of the hottest groups in Toledo, Ohio during the 70s. Terry gave his life over to Christ and was a member of the praise and worship team at Mt. Pilgrim Church.

Terry was proceeded in death by his father, Benny Sullivan Sr. Terry leaves behind to cherish his memory wife, Willette McCoy of 35 years; mother, Frances Hills; daughters, Tanesha McCoy, Tryne (Monie) King, LaKeisha (Andre) Norrils, Taneka (Secrick) Gibson; and sons, Larry Harris, Terry D. McCoy Jr. A host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brothers, Leon Hills, Linard Hills, Anthony Hills, Gregory Hills, Brian "Keith" Hills; and sisters, Gloria "Jean" Snow and Nadine Hills.

Due to COVID-19, services are private and limited to immediate family members. However services will be live streamed on The House of Day Facebook page and at houseofday.com

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Sheralyn J. Millimen

Sheralyn J. Millimen, 81, of Northwood and formerly of Oregon, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Surviving Sherry her children, Robert Jr. (Sunpun 'Choe"), Melvin (Holly), Terri (William) Fleitz, Jay, Patrick (Shelly), Spencer (Jessica), Beverly (Justen Baker) Millimen; 27 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded and her in death by her parents; husband, Robert Sr.

Service will be at a later date due to the current COVID19 restrictions. www.egglestonmeinrt.com.

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Loretta A. Moore

It is with some sadness mixed with lots of joy, that the family of Laurie Ann Moore and loving wife of Bob Moore for 53 years, announces she passed away peacefully on March 30, 2020 at Hospice in Bonita Springs, Florida. For some time now, she's been at peace with moving beyond, and wants you to know how much she appreciated your prayers of support on her journey. She felt your love and friendship all the way.

She was born on April 14, 1945, in Toledo, Ohio to Norman and Margaret (Plasendahl) Morrow. Laurie graduated from DeVilbiss High School in 1963 and attended The University of Toledo. She met the love of her life, Bob, at the Peppermint Lounge downtown Toledo in March, 1964. They married June 11, 1966.

Laurie worked as bookkeeper in their family businesses, among them Ultra Vision, Inc. Communications and local TV station Channel 48. She also worked with her husband, sister Shari, brother-in-law John Rutter, cousin Pat Long and her husband Denny Long as they built and operated Bedford Hills Golf Club.

Laurie was an awesome Mom. She divided her work duties with her most important task, caring for and raising many children. She and Bob adopted 3 children, were guardians for 2 others, and fostered many more. Her heart was so big that when the phone rang from Children's Services, she could not say no.

Her love of family and her generosity lead to hosting countless family parties. All enjoyed her warmth, kindness, good wit and sense of humor. She laughed easily at herself -not others. She also enjoyed many summer and holiday events at "Camp Moore", a cottage she and Bob built in the Irish Hills in 1980. Ken Mossing and Sons (Gary and Joe) Builders, with help from the Moore clan, made the construction project a "labor of love". At the cottage the many memories she created for all her family and friends are a priceless part of her legacy.

She enjoyed reading, cross-stitching, golfing, bowling, country drives and "Dairy Queen" stops with Bob. However, her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren and attending their events.

She also loved animals, especially her pets Whiskers, Scooter, Roman, Bart and Bella.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Shari Rutter; in-laws, Harold and Alice Moore and favorite nephew and godson, Davey Moore.

Laurie is survived by her husband, Bob; children, Christie (Nick) Lowe, David (Windy Brogan) Moore, Dawn Moore, Chuck (Jeni) Seeley, and Catalina Carey; grandchildren, Cameron and Lauren Lowe, Amanda Fedor, Kayla, Kelsey and Kyrsten Seeley, Anthony Muniz, Amanda Carey, Ashley Rivers; brothers-in-law, Dave (Toni), Paul (Marsha), John Moore and John Rutter; sisters-in-law, Kathy Moore, Mary (Pete) Waldo; as well as nieces and nephews, Missy (Al) Farrell, Alison (Mark) Ely, Sarah (Aaron) Boylan, Beth (Matt) Johnson, Sunny (Bram) Masterton, Tamra Janatowski and goddaughter, Courtney Long; many great nieces and nephews and foster children, Amy Young, Clayton Malone, Sherri Marsh, Jeanie Pawlinski, Josh Corley and Robbie Litle.

A "Celebration of Life" will be held in Toledo at a future date.

The family wishes in lieu of flowers, tributes be made to: Natures Nursery (David H. Moore Memorial Fund). PO Box 2395, Whitehouse, OH 43571: Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Pk Circle, Ft Meyers, FL 33908; or a charity of your choice. Please view and sign our online "guest registry" at CoyleFuneralHome.com

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Dorothy Helen Newton

Dorothy Helen Newton, age 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Sunset Village in Sylvania, Ohio. Dorothy was born September 21, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to Josephine (Swoboda) and Aristotle DeMet.

Dorothy met the love of her life John (Jack) J. Newton, M.D., in 1945 while attending the University of Illinois. They were married on July 2, 1949 and between 1951 and 1959 welcomed five children. Dorothy dedicated her life to her family and many charitable organizations with far reaching impact on the greater Toledo community.

Perhaps most significantly she was the creator and editor of The Cookbook to raise funds for The Toledo Hospital Auxiliary. The Cookbook was a dream of hers for many years and she led the Toledo Hospital Auxiliary committee that brought it to fruition and published The Cookbook in 1992.

She also helped open and manage the St. Joseph Parish Antique Shop from 1963 to 1971. She accomplished this with the support of many friends and parish volunteers including Betty Coughtrie and Cleo Smilo. Together they established a relationship with the Stranahan Theater and many starring guests frequented the Antique Shop including Sally Fields and Burt Reynolds. Additionally during that time, she and her friends hosted four Antique Shows in the St. Joseph School auditorium that brought antique dealers and collectors from around the country and raised significant dollars for St. Joseph Parish. Dorothy also chaired the Toledo Decorator Showhouse for several years.

,p>Dorothy was an avid reader and a woman of many talents including an expert mandolin player, an oil painter, a gourmet cook, and an entertainer extraordinaire. She loved to travel and visited Europe every year from 1966 to 2006. She was passionate about the country of France and loved fine dining.

Her greatest joy was being with her family. She was the matriarch in every sense of the word! She was very conscious about planting seeds of wisdom and inspiration, encouraging her children and grandchildren to chase their dreams. She loved Christmas and treasured the holidays when many of the family members were together for the festivities. Most importantly, Dorothy wanted to be present and relevant in each family member's life and she did that by clipping articles of interest, sending cards and gifts, and remembering each birthday, anniversary and special event.

Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Jack Newton; sons, John (Maureen) Newton, David Newton, Thomas (Carla) Newton; daughters, Mary (Robert) Westphal, and Patricia (Randal) Virost; 12 grandchildren, Amanda (David) Osta, Benjamin (Deena) Newton, Molly Newton, Michael (Jen) Newton, Erin (Armando) Hernandez, Emily (Louis) Friend, Phillip Newton, Glenn (Kathryn) Westphal, Scott Westphal, Elaine Westphal, Kelly (Brendan) Keep, Andrew Virost; as well as 12 great grandchildren; and her sister, Connie (Leo) Bezanis. The family would like to thank Dr. Margaret Durkin for her care and support as well as the caring team at Sunset Village and Ashanti Hospice.

Due to the current pandemic, the family will host a celebration of life at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to ProMedica Toledo Hospital Foundation and mailed to ProMedica Foundations, 444 N. Summit St., Suite 100, Toledo, Ohio 43604. Online condolences to www.reebfuneralhome.com

Christy Pelland

01/20/1951 - 03/27/2020

Christy Lee Pelland, age 69 of Delta, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020. Christy attended Swanton High School and Penta Vocational School before obtaining her Beautician License and attending Stautzenberger College, where she obtained her Associates Degree in Accounting. She was a dedicated, hard worker for IAC, where she had many friends.

A loving mother and friend, Christy loved spending time with her family and friends. She was very giving to those in need and rescued many cats that she cherished. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and shopping.

Christy is survived by her husband, George and two children, Kiley and Heather. She is also survived by her brothers, James, Keith and Van; her sisters, Beth, Vonda, Janice and Tina and many other family members. Christy was preceded in death by her brother, Stephen.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Neville-Shank Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland (419)865-8879. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.neville-funeral.com

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Jeffrey S. "Jeff" Plettner

Jeffrey S. "Jeff" Plettner, age 65, of Sylvania, passed away peacefully Monday, March 30, 2020, at home. He was born on November 3, 1954, to Bert and Julia (Sawicki) Plettner in Toledo. Jeff was employed at Sprint for many years as a technician before retiring. He loved music and tinkering with electronics. Jeff was known as "The Count" by the children in the family. His smile and spirit will be missed by those who knew him.

Jeff is survived by his siblings, Gary (Karen) Plettner, Lynne Ardito and Christopher (Bernadette) Plettner; niece and nephew, Shannon Galliers and Jarrett Plettner; great-nephew, Adam Galliers; and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services for Jeff will be held at a later date due to the current environment surrounding the coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. Newcomer – West Sylvania Chapel, Toledo (419-392-9500) assisted the family with professional services.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider your local food bank to help during this difficult time.

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Joseph V. Ramos

Joseph V. Ramos, 73, of Toledo, Ohio, formerly of Defiance, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital in Oregon, Ohio, after a six day battle with Coronavirus.

He was born on October 20, 1946, to Sesario and Marcos (Vasquez) Ramos in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Joseph was a former member of St. John Catholic Church, and was an altar boy as a youth. He served in the Vietnam War from 1967-1969. He worked at General Motors for over 29 years until his retirement in 1999.

Joe was loved by many and was affectionately called "Jody Coyote" by his friends. He loved to sing and play his guitar and accordion. His favorite songs to sing were the Beatles "Yesterday" and "Michelle", as well as Tejano music and songs by Elvis. Joe was a good father and always willing to help his children in any way he could. He enjoyed going to Hispanic dances, fishing, working on his cars, and telling silly jokes. He will be sadly missed, especially by his children, but we rejoice in that he is no longer suffering.

Joseph is survived by his children, Andrea Rodriguez of Defiance, Kristi (Matthew) Mabie of Perrysburg, OH, Nick Ramos of Los Angeles, CA, and Marcus (Ursula) Ramos of Defiance. He also leaves behind four grandsons, Nic Mabie and Aaron Mabie of Perrysburg, and Izaiah Ramos and Joel Ramos of Defiance; three sisters, Antonia Rios of Defiance, Rosie Vasquez of Albion, TX, and Margaret Urbina of Roundrock, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by his brothers, Pete, Juan, and Frank Ramos; sisters, Angela Flores, Juanita "Luna" Arrizola, and Mary Hernandez; and a grandson, Jamie Hernandez.

A graveside service for Joe will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 1:15 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Defiance, with Deacon Mark Homier officiating.

The family wishes to thank the skilled and compassionate nurses and doctors at Bay Park Hospital and Concord Nursing Home.

Memorials are suggested to the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

David James Reamsnyder

Age 63, of Eden Prairie, MN (formerly from Curtice, OH) left his earthly home on March 28, 2020 surrounded by his family who loved him fiercely. Born the youngest son of Glenn Dale, Sr. and Lois (Reed) Reamsnyder on June 3, 1956, he shared a special bond with his older brothers Reed (Dianna), Dean (Karla), and Glenn, Jr. (Peggy).

Dave leaves behind his wife, Gigi (Gwozdz), who he met on a blind date and fell head over heels for. They were married on August 18, 1978.

He was a man of strong faith and the perfect girl dad to Katy Jo (Steve) Danielson, Gina Marie (Wade) Vrieze and Dana Jean (Jeremy) Petersen.

Seven grandchildren will remember their Papa as the angel watching over them: Ava, Sophia and Ethan Danielson; Carson James and Piper Vrieze; Bryn James and Blake Petersen.

He will be missed greatly by his family; his nieces and nephews; godchildren; and many dear friends.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Bonnie (Kovach) Gwozdz; and best man and cousin, Philip Reamsnyder.

Because of the COVID-19 restrictions Dave's life will be celebrated in early June at Prairie Lutheran Church, MN. Details Pending.

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Memorials can be made to: Hematology Research at Mayo Clinic; or Prarie Lutheran Church. Family will forward memorials to the Charities.

David B. Seibenick

David Bernard Seibenick, age 72, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 in Perrysburg, OH. David was born on October 26, 1947; he was the son of the late Bernard and Mildred (Cira) Seibenick.

David is survived by son, Jeff (Leigh Heiser) Seibenick and granddaughter, Lennox; siblings Lynn (Randy Enomoto) Westwood, Chris (Jim) Johnston, John (Joanne Gall) Seibenick, Daniel Seibenick, Lee Seibenick, Mary (Milo) Waits, Kurt (Judy) Seibenick, Pete (Joan) Seibenick and Eric (Phyllis Castro) Seibenick and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

As the senior brother of the ten-sibling Seibenick family, David was known for his love of music, art and his parish, St. John XXII. He was our debonair David and will truly be missed by everyone who was a part of his life. David was a graduate of Toledo St. Francis high school and the University of Toledo and held design certifications for his work in Interior Design. David was well known throughout the Toledo business community. He was a loving, supportive father and a hard worker who was very passionate about his career and worked until the day he died.

A Mass of Christian burial at St. John XXIII will occur in the next few months. Arrangements are being handled by Coyle Funeral Home in Toledo. Please visit www.coylefuneralhome.com to send condolences and share memories.

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Dr. Dzidra Shllaku, PhD

Dr. Dzidra (Glazovska) Shllaku, PhD and Professor Emerita, of Rossford, OH, passed away at age 97 of natural causes on Sunday, March 29th, 2020 in her home. She was born on August 18th, 1922 in Jelgava, Latvia, the oldest of three sisters.

She grew up in Jelgava and graduated from the prestigious Academia Petrina (high school). When she was a student at the university in Riga, Latvia, she received the famous Humboldt Scholarship to study in Freiburg, Germany.

After WWII ended, she was unable to return to Latvia and went to Bologna, Italy, and lived at a refugee camp. It was there she met and fell in love with her husband Ndoc (Tony). After they both received their doctorate degrees from the University of Bologna, she a PhD in Languages and he an MD, they married in July of 1948.

They were able to immigrate to the United States in 1951 as refugees, arriving with only $15 in their pockets and then settling in Milwaukee, WI. They later moved to Toledo, OH, where Tony became the 1st resident physician at St. Charles Hospital in 1953.

Dzidra became a German professor at BGSU and later started the Russian Department and Italian Language Programs. Fluent in six languages, she taught many culture classes with her love of music and art.

She also helped form the German Study Abroad Program in Salzburg, Austria, where in the summer of 1967, she had such a profound impact on the students that they became a close-knit group known as "die Gruppe". These students still get together to this day and showed their love and respect for her by forming the Dr. Dzidra Shllaku Scholarship at BG for students studying in Salzburg. Dzidra retired in 1984, but continued teaching part time for a few years.

Dzidra was very memorable to all who met her and was very proud of being from Latvia. Unfortunately late in life, she was diagnosed with dementia and was living with family for the last several years.

Dzidra is survived by her son, Egmont (Cristina) Shllaku; daughter, Mara Bereksi; granddaughters: Gabriela (Matt) Ivoska, Angelica Shllaku, Amira Bereksi, Sabrina (Chad) David, Anissa Bereksi; great-grandchildren, Tony and Isa Ivoska, Jolie David; sister in Latvia, Mara Lielcepure, and nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Ndoc; parents, Kristaps and Vera Glazovskis; sister, Velta Samtina; son-in-law, Amine Bereksi.

In line with social distancing, private funeral services were held at the Rossford Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, when it is safe to do so.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Dr. Dzidra Shllaku Scholarship Fund by donating to BGSU Foundation, Inc. (1851 N. Research Dr., Bowling Green, OH 43403) and indicating fund #301383.

The family also would like to thank Karen, Dzidra's caregiver, for her love and support toward Dzidra in her later years.

Vieglas Smiltis. Light sand over you.

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Phyllis J. (Baker) Simon

World War II Bride Passes -

Phyllis J. (Baker) Simon of Metamora, Ohio passed away on March 29, 2020 at 94 years young.

She was born on October 26, 1925 to Alfred and Philomena (Dibling) Baker at their home in Toledo, Ohio.

Phyllis attended St. Elizabeth's Catholic School in Richfield Center and graduated from Metamora High School in 1943.

Phyllis married the love of her life, William C. "Bill" Simon, a serviceman in the U.S. Seabees, in 1943. They enjoyed 58 wonderful years of marriage, and the couple had five children together.

She attended cosmetology school and owned her beauty shop, The Beauty Bar, in Metamora, for 40 years. Phyllis and her husband, Bill, also enjoyed working together for ServiceAmerica at the Seagate Centre in Toledo for 20 years. After retiring, Phyllis and Bill enjoyed traveling and spending their winters in Yuma, Arizona, which they did for 30 years.

Phyllis was a social butterfly and enjoyed spending time visiting with her family and many friends. She enjoyed music and going dancing with her husband, Bill. Phyllis was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for her children and grandchildren. She liked to stay busy, and she was always on the go. Phyllis continued working well into her eighties, and while everyone else wished they could retire, She wished she could still work when in her nineties, as she greatly enjoyed seeing and talking with people around town. She was truly one of a kind.

Phyllis had a sparkling personality, and she sparkled on both the inside and out. She was known for her sharp fashion, and she was usually always seen wearing something with sequins, gold, or leopard print, or perhaps a combination thereof. She stood out from the crowd, and she could not be missed. Yet she will be greatly missed, by all who know her and love her.

She was preceded in death by her husband William, her parents Alfred and Philomena Baker, her brother Francis Baker of Richfield Township, Ohio, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.

Phyllis is survived by her five children, William F. (Bonnie) of San Ramon, California; Larry (Judy) of Arnold, California; Cynthia (Larry) Ricica of Lyons, Ohio; Ronald (Kathleen) of Jasper, Michigan; and Shelley (John) Miller of Metamora, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Tami, Jackie, Jodi, Nicole, Carissa, Jamie, Jason, Jakob, and Jonathan; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rita Creque, JoHanna Schwind, Beatrice O'Neil, Margaret Zenk, and Suzanne (Ronald) Stout, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

In light of current events, a private funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Assumption, Ohio. A "Celebration of Life" will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Metamora-Amboy Volunteer Fire Department or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences to

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Betty M. Smith

Smith, Betty M., age 72 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away April 2, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Alan Mayor Sokobin

It is with such profound sadness that we share that the patriarch of our family, Alan Mayor Sokobin, passed away April 3, 2020, at the age of 94 after a very sudden illness. We had hope that he would recover with appropriate treatments but unfortunately that did not happen. It is a tragedy that this vibrant, brilliant and loving man didn't have the opportunity to be with his family because of our current health crisis. And, we will not be able to appropriately mourn his life well lived and celebrate who he was and how he impacted so many lives. For that, we have no words.

Alan was born to Pauline and Max Sokobin in Newark, NJ, on March 8, 1926. At the age of 15, he left home and joined the Navy during WWII without his family's consent or knowledge. While not the last demonstration of a strong moral compass, this show of patriotism and commitment to make this world better remained fervent in his soul. After the war, he graduated from Syracuse University and enrolled at Hebrew Union College, where he was later ordained as a Rabbi. Throughout his professional career, he had many accomplishments. He continued his education and earned a law degree from the University of Toledo at the age of 70. He wrote and published papers and served the Jewish and secular community in a wide array of leadership capacities.

However, the role most important to him was that of connector to people. Our father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend knew no boundaries with respect to relationships. He had a smile and a story for everyone. There wasn't a song that didn't make him want to dance. He asked everyone their name, because in his mind, that made it personal. He was a lifelong learner and teacher. And when our mother, the love of his life, passed away – he chose life. He embraced his new world while holding on to the memories of his love for Mickey. He continued to study, learn and live independently with zest until last Sunday. He was ageless. We have learned so much from this man and the void will be great. But the legacy is greater.

He was preceded in death by Mickey, his beloved wife of 60 years; his parents, Pauline and Max Sokobin; his sister, Wilma Remstein and niece, Laura Barrish. He leaves many who loved and respected him including his children, Sharon Speyer and Dean Monske and Jonathan and Debbie Sokobin; five precious grandchildren, Evan, Michael, Benjy, Ezra and Lily and his most cherished nephew and niece, Robert and Rona Remstein and their adoring family.

It is our hope and intent to celebrate his life together as a community when we can safely do so. But until then, we know that we are not alone in our grief. We would be remiss if we didn't thank the extraordinary team at Toledo Hospital which took care of him during this short illness and did everything in their power to assist us remotely. May his memory be for a blessing.

Lawrence R. "Larry" Stoeckley

Lawrence R. "Larry" Stoeckley, age 70, of Toledo, died March 29, 2020 at the Lakes of Sylvania. He was born July 1, 1949 in Toledo to the late Lawrence W. "Bud" and Thelma (Beltz) Stoeckley. Larry graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1967 and went on to a career with the railroad. He retired in 1988 from CSX where he was a brakeman and conductor. Following retirement, he designed websites for several local companies.

Larry was a classic car enthusiast and his 1957 Ford Thunderbird was a common sight at local car shows and "cruise-ins". He was the treasurer and webmaster for the Maumee Valley Thunderbird Club. Outgoing and friendly, Larry will also be remembered for his great sense of humor.

Surviving is his wife of more than 41 years, Patricia M. (Cousino) Stoeckley; and his son, Steven.

Larry will be laid to rest at Toledo Memorial Park. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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Ica Mae Sutter

Ica Mae Sutter, age 87, a longtime resident of Sylvania and Holland, died April 1, 2020, at The Lakes of Sylvania Senior Living Community surrounded by her loving family. Ica was born June 15, 1932, in Tontogany to the late John and Edythe (Phillips) Huebner. She graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1950 and went on to Bowling Green State University where she majored in Physical Education and became a lifelong member of Delta Gamma sorority. She transferred in 1952 from BGSU to Miami University (Oxford, OH) to be closer to her future husband of 62 years, Jerry C. Sutter. After graduating from MU in 1954, Ica taught gym for a year before officially becoming a U.S. Air Force wife and moving with husband Jerry to Texas for several years as they started their family. Eventually, Ica and Jerry made it back to Ohio where they had two more children, now totaling four. Soon, however Jerry's career with Owens Corning Fiberglas transferred them to Detroit and then to Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, Ica conducted tours of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, and one such Bi-Centennial tour included the Queen of England. Ica and Jerry finally returned to NW Ohio in 1978.

Ica was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church where she served as Deacon, and Geneva Nursery School Director which was once affiliated with the church. Additionally, she was deeply involved with the Toledo Museum of Art, serving as a Docent and Ambassador. Many know that Ica was an avid golfer, but many don't know that she was a proficient Aerobic Dancing instructor! She and Jerry always loved volunteering in the local Jamie Farr LPGA golf tournament where they made numerous friends. In addition to spending winters at their Sarasota, FL home (often with grandchildren), she and her husband also enjoyed traveling all over the world. This included Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and even the Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway. One of Ica's personal joys was gardening and pampering her rose bushes, but perhaps Ica's greatest joy was spending time with her family, which often included camping in northern Michigan.

She is survived by sons, Steven Sutter (Sue) and Brian Sutter (Jan); seven grandchildren, Amy Sutter Lewis (Ben), John Sutter, Todd Sutter and Meghan Sutter Stockton (Andy), Jessica Bell (Jason), Alexandra Sutter and Jillian Sutter; two great-grandchildren, Keaton Bell and Elise Lewis; and brother, John Huebner (Marilyn). Ica was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Sutter; a son, Randall Sutter; and a daughter, Jennifer Sutter.

Due to the current health pandemic, services for Ica will be held privately with immediate family. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Lakes of Sylvania for their care and comfort during this difficult time. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of NW Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.

The Walker Funeral Home is assisting the family with professional services, 419.841-2422. Please share condolences or fond memories with the family at

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Margaret Louise Sweet

Marilyn Louise Sweet, passed away at age 87 peacefully on March 30,2020.

Born January 17, 1933. She was predeceased by loving parents, William and Mabel Yeager; sister, Patricia; brothers, Jerry, Jimmy and loving husband, Ervin.

Survived by sisters, Susan, Lauretta and Billy Mae; beloved sons, Russell, David, Kenneth, Randy, Rick, James; with many grand and great-grandchildren. Some of her favorite hobbies included bingo, bowling, reading, baking, casino fun, sports and shopping. She was an extremely hardworking woman, devoted wife, and mother, that had a kind yet, feisty soul. Marilyn will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

Memorial Services will be held at later date. Assiting with arrangements, Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Homes.

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John A. Timmins

John A. Timmins, born in Detroit, MI, passed away, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. John is survived by his sons, Benjamin and Ethan (Colleen); grandson, Liam; his ex-wife and friend, Irene Rose; his sister, Patricia (Timmins) Kirnberger; his brother, Frank Timmins; multiple nieces and nephews, and extended family. John was the youngest of 8 children.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lena Mae (Morfett) Timmins and his father Edward J. Timmins; and six siblings, Bill, Charolette (Kramer), Bernadine (Hermann), Jim and Larry.

John attended and graduated from St. Rose High School in Detroit. After discharge from the US Army and US Merchant Marines, John joined the Detroit Police Department and was an officer in the 10th Precinct in the late 1960's. He became a business man in the mid 1970's and raised his family in the Royal Oak and Troy, MI area.

John Timmins died after a year long battle with cancer. Funeral services are postponed until the national health emergency passes.

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Ruth Warnka

11/19/1938 - 04/01/2020

Ruth Ann Warnka passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at the age of 81. Ruth was born in Toledo, November 19, 1938, to Joseph and Lydia McCorrstin and graduated from Woodward High School in 1957.

After being the best mother for her kids (Joe and Trac), she was a crossing guard at Central Avenue and Drummond Road for many years. Ruth was also an avid holiday decorator. Famous for her Christmas Cookies according to her nephew, Scott. She loved traveling especially her summer vacations to Kiawah Island, SC, bicycling with Bill and Kathy Pence.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Viola and Grace Smith.

She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Tom Warnka; son, Joe (Marcia) Warnka; daughter, Tracy Warnka; granddaughter, Brianne (Cody) Wiley; grandson, Michael Beaudoin;great granddaughter, Brooklynne Wiley; nieces, Barbara Gaston and Katherine Pence. She will be missed by so many friends especially the sewing girls Dorothy, Chris, Kathy, and Rosie, as well as many friends at Christ the King.

A Memorial Mass will be held in St. Michael Catholic Church, 420 Sandusky Street, Toledo, at a later date. The family prefers memorial tributes be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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Donald Warnke

April 21, 1930 - March 21, 2020

Donald Frederick Warnke passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, in his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 89. He was born April 21, 1930, in Toledo to Walter and Marie (Bremer) Warnke and graduated from Libbey High School in 1948.

After high school, Don served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He went on to work at Therma Tru Door Mfg. as a warehouse specialist. After his retirement in the early 80's, Don was a locker room attendant at Highland Meadows Country Club.

He loved running participating in a Boston & Dallas Marathons and at the age of 63 ran 63 miles in 24 hours. Don also was an avid sports fan of the Detroit Tigers, Toledo Walleye and NASCAR.

He enjoyed gardening his vegetables and spending time doing things around the house. Don liked going to the German American Festival where he enjoyed his German Beer. Don also loved going on numerous cruises with his wife Maryann.

He leaves behind his wife of 65 years of marriage, Maryann Honas Warnke; sons, Don Jr. (Debbie), Tim (Sally), Larry (Meliane), Tom (Kim); grandkids, Johnny, Alyssa, Adam, Sarah, Sydney, and Issac.

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at later date. His family would like to thank everyone for understanding the delay in Celebrating Don's Life. Services have been entrusted with the Castillo Funeral Home.

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Sandra Lou Wasielewski

Sandra Lou Wasielewski (Spears) was born December 4, 1937 to the union of Roy and Ethel Spears. She passed away peacefully from complications due to many health issues on March 24, 2020 at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Monroe MI.

Sandy met her husband, Gene Wasielewski, while at a dance. She always said that first dance made her feel like they had been dancing for years. They married on November 18, 1960 and danced their way to their 60th wedding anniversary.

Sandy attended DeVilbiss High school, graduating in 1955. She went on to earn her degree in education from Bowling Green University. In 1961, she received her Bachelor degree from the University of Toledo.

Sandy was a teacher for over 38 years in the Washington local school district. She taught at Trilby, Wernert, Jefferson Junior High and Washington. Even after she retired from WLS, she was always on the go and involved in many different organizations and held many different leadership roles involving NEA and OEA. She had won numerous achievement awards throughout her career. She was on the cover of "NEA Retired" in 1994. She liked to work with student teachers to prepare them to be active, dues-paying members of the association. She was co-owner of Zip'z ice cream that sat at the corner of Whitmer drive and Tremainsvile. She was a huge Ohio State fan (Go Buckeyes!) and loved to attended the games when she had time.

She loved the sun and blue skies. It seemed fitting that she bought a home in Tavares Flordia. Sandy and Gene were snowbirds splitting their time between their Ida, MI. home and their home at Imperial Terrace. She loved to travel, take vacations and loved the Toledo Repertoire Theatre. She took her family and grandchildren on many wonderful vacations and trips over the years. She loved to dance, play cards, see friends and family and have margarita nights.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Gene. Children, Jason (Kellie), Renee; grandchildren, Todd (Tena), JoMarie, Kassie (Brett) and Jayme (Brandon). Great grandchildren, Jayden, Alexis, Levi and Wade and her 4 legged baby, Molly.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Ethel.

A special thank you to Wellspring Luthern Services and to all the nurses, doctors and nurses aids for taking great care of mom.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Wellspring Luthern Services or donate to your choice.

A memorial is planned later in the year for Sandy.

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Kathryn Jean Fellabaum Werkman

After living a wonderful life, Kathryn (Kay), passed on March 30, 2020, at the age of 93. She was born on February 1, 1927, to Agnes and Cloyd Fellabaum, both deceased. Kay graduated from Ottawa Hills High School and attended Ohio Wesleyan University for two years where she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Kay loved to be involved. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years, a volunteer at The Florence Crittenden Home, and an Elder for her church. Kay belonged to a book club, New Century Club, and several bridge clubs with her many friends.

Kay married John Thomas Edwards and together they had five children. They divorced in 1959. After living on Bittersweet Drive in Toledo, Kay and her children moved to Perrysburg and loved the town right away. It was small and so friendly. Kay married Stephen Samuel Werkman in 1963. Steve's first wife had died, leaving three children. Three weeks after their wedding, Kay and Steve adopted each other's children. All eight blended together beautifully.

When they weren't involved with their children and their activities, Kay and Steve loved to travel. They toured most of the European countries as well as the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Alaska. One of Kay's most favorite trips was traveling down the Colorado River on a large rubber raft with fifteen or so other adventurers for eleven days. In the evening they would roll out their sleeping bags and fall to sleep under the stars. Kay and Steve shared a wonderful hobby making miniature furniture to scale out of mahogany and cherry woods. They spent hours together carving, sanding, and polishing chairs, tables, and other furniture in their basement workshop. They went to miniatures shows to share and to get new ideas. Steve built a detailed scale replica of the George Wythe House in Williamsburg, Va. Both of them made all the furniture for the house. Kay made petti point rugs and bedspreads. The miniature house is on display in the Manner House at Wildwood Metro Park.

Brothers, Robert Merle, Warren Roger, and John Richard, preceded Kay in death. Kay is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Glenn Smith), Stephanie (Douglas DeVore, deceased), Christopher (Karen Wolf), Marcia (Timothy Hicks), Steven (Christie), Kirk (Julia), Jeffery, and Amy (Thomas Konz).

Kay had a wonderful life she shared with friends and fantastic children, who were like her best friends. A memorial service will be held at the church at a future date. In memory of Kay, please consider a donation to The First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg.

(Made this up during the Corona virus! You can't read books all the time!! ~ Kay)

Maryann “Dolly” Winslow

Winslow, Maryann “Dolly”, age 80 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away April 2, 2020. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Philip A. Wise

Philip A. Wise, 96, of Lima, formerly of Toledo, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. He was born on March 5, 1924, in Maumee, to Sylvester and Bertha (Smith) Wise. He married Bette J. Ziems on August 9, 1947, and she passed away on November 18, 2003. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII, and the Korean Conflict, and retired from the Defense Department as a QAR.

He's survived by sons, Thomas E. (Evette) Wise, of Hilliard, OH, Douglas A. Wise of Lima; 3 grandchildren; brother, Donald (Naomi) Wise of Elmore, OH; sister, Carol Ann "Sis" Schlachter of Phoenix, AZ; sister-in-law, Donna M. Ziems of Toledo, also survives.

He was a parishioner at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Lima. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 19, 2020, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Lima, Fr. Kent Kauffman, officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery with Full Military Honors provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard, American Legion Post 96 and VFW 1275, and The Patriot Guard Riders. Memorial contributions may be made to Equestrian Therapy in Lima or St. Rita's Hospice. Please go to for online condolences: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com

April 4, 2020

Emily L. Hemminger

Hemminger, Emily L., age 61 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away April 2, 2020. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Roger L. Rahmer

Rahmer, Roger L., age 79 years, of Angola, IN, passed away April 2, 2020. Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

April 3, 2020

Michael Patrick Allport

Allport, Michael Patrick, age 55 years, of Gibsonburg, OH, passed away March 29, 2020. Herman-Veh Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

Charlotte C. Hickerson

Hickerson, Charlotte C., age 82 years, of Delta, OH, passed away Apil 1, 2020. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

Brenda Mendez

Mendez, Brenda, age 42 years, of Delta, OH, passed away March 29, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Deloris E. (Schimming) Siefke

Siefke, Deloris E. (Schimming), age 98 years, of Graytown, OH, passed away April 1, 2020. Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

April 2, 2020

Robert James Anderson

Anderson, Robert James, age 87 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away March 31, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

William F. Basden

Basden, William F., age 61 years, of Oregon, OH, passed away March 30, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

Darlene Thayer Claus

Claus, Darlene Thayer, age 76 years, of Catawba Island, OH, passed away March 31, 2020. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Abigail Davis

Davis, Abigail, age 38 years, of Defiance, OH, passed away April 1, 2020. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Sandra J. Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick, Sandra J., age 59 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away March 29, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Geraldine W. Grey

Grey, Geraldine W., age 89 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away March 31, 2020. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Joan Johnson

Joan (Pawlicki) Johnson, 86, of Temperance, Michigan, died Friday, March 27, 2020, in Sylvania, Ohio.

Joan is survived by her sons, Ken Johnson (Kimberly) and Keith Johnson (Linda); granddaughter, Reilly Jo; grandsons, Hunter and Hayden; sisters, Annette McCullough (Dale) and Diane Pearsall; brother, Robert Pawlicki. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Ken Johnson.

Danny L. Kramer

Kramer, Danny L., age 61 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 30, 2020. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

William R. Loeffler

Dr. William R. Loeffler "Dr. Will" passed away peacefully on March 25th, 2020 in Laguna Hills, CA. A celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later time. In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to Donate Life America by visiting www.donatelife.net.

Charles D. Mansfield

Mansfield, Charles D., age 70 years, of Hudson, MI, passed away March 28, 2020. Eagle Funeral Home, Hudson, MI. As published in The Blade

Henriette Mefferd

Mefferd, Henrietta, age 70 years, of Liberty Center, OH, passed away March 31, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

William G. Nekoranec

William G. Nekoranec, 88, or Oregon, Ohio, passed away on March 30, 2020, at Arbors of Oregon. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on August 4, 1931. Bill is a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving in the Korea War and worked for Libbey Owens Ford before retiring.

Bill is survived by his step-son, Donald (Myrna) Smith; 8 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; many many great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edith; brother, Andrew; step-children, Clarence (Kathy) Smith, John (Roberta) Nolan.

Per William's wishes, private funeral services were held. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Homes is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Dorothy Helen Newton

Dorothy Helen Newton, age 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Sunset Village in Sylvania, Ohio. Dorothy was born September 21, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to Josephine (Swoboda) and Aristotle DeMet.

Dorothy met the love of her life John (Jack) J. Newton, M.D., in 1945 while attending the University of Illinois. They were married on July 2, 1949 and between 1951 and 1959 welcomed five children. Dorothy dedicated her life to her family and many charitable organizations with far reaching impact on the greater Toledo community.

Perhaps most significantly she was the creator and editor of The Cookbook to raise funds for The Toledo Hospital Auxiliary. The Cookbook was a dream of hers for many years and she led the Toledo Hospital Auxiliary committee that brought it to fruition and published The Cookbook in 1992.

She also helped open and manage the St. Joseph Parish Antique Shop from 1963 to 1971. She accomplished this with the support of many friends and parish volunteers including Betty Coughtrie and Cleo Smilo. Together they established a relationship with the Stranahan Theater and many starring guests frequented the Antique Shop including Sally Fields and Burt Reynolds. Additionally during that time, she and her friends hosted four Antique Shows in the St. Joseph School auditorium that brought antique dealers and collectors from around the country and raised significant dollars for St. Joseph Parish. Dorothy also chaired the Toledo Decorator Showhouse for several years.

Dorothy was an avid reader and a woman of many talents including an expert mandolin player, an oil painter, a gourmet cook, and an entertainer extraordinaire. She loved to travel and visited Europe every year from 1966 to 2006. She was passionate about the country of France and loved fine dining.

Her greatest joy was being with her family. She was the matriarch in every sense of the word! She was very conscious about planting seeds of wisdom and inspiration, encouraging her children and grandchildren to chase their dreams. She loved Christmas and treasured the holidays when many of the family members were together for the festivities. Most importantly, Dorothy wanted to be present and relevant in each family member's life and she did that by clipping articles of interest, sending cards and gifts, and remembering each birthday, anniversary and special event.

Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Jack Newton; sons, John (Maureen) Newton, David Newton, Thomas (Carla) Newton; daughters, Mary (Robert) Westphal, and Patricia (Randal) Virost; 12 grandchildren, Amanda (David) Osta, Benjamin (Deena) Newton, Molly Newton, Michael (Jen) Newton, Erin (Armando) Hernandez, Emily (Louis) Friend, Phillip Newton, Glenn (Kathryn) Westphal, Scott Westphal, Elaine Westphal, Kelly (Brendan) Keep, Andrew Virost; as well as 12 great grandchildren; and her sister, Connie (Leo) Bezanis. The family would like to thank Dr. Margaret Durkin for her care and support as well as the caring team at Sunset Village and Ashanti Hospice.

Due to the current pandemic, the family will host a celebration of life at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to ProMedica Toledo Hospital Foundation and mailed to ProMedica Foundations, 444 N. Summit St., Suite 100, Toledo, Ohio 43604. Online condolences to

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Ronald E. Seavoy

Seavoy, Ronald E., age 88 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away March 25, 2020. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Darwin E. “Bub” Steinke

Steinke, Darwin E. “Bub”, age 81 years, of Pioneer, OH, passed away March 31, 2020. Thompson Funeral Home, Pioneer, OH. As published in The Blade

Sharlene G. Stockard

Sharlene G. Stockard, 56, of Greer, South Carolina, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, in her home. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, on June 25, 1963, to Gale and Edna (Brown) Short Sr. She graduated from Waite High School and then obtained her Associates degree and worked as an Executive Assistant for several years. Sharlene spent her life honoring God through her love for family and genuine kindness towards everyone, including witnessing any chance she had. She loved her family very much. She was selfless, always giving of herself to anyone in need and witnessed to everyone that she could. She made sure her testimony showed through her actions and everyone around her knew she loved God. She instilled these values into her children and grandchildren as well. She was the one who held the family together after the passing of her own mother keeping up with family traditions. Her favorite holiday was Thanksgiving because it was the time when everyone would come together and just be happy to be with everyone. Sharlene always had a way of tuning into people's feelings and knew the exact things people needed to hear; she was guided by the Spirit knowing when she should speak from the heart. The final hours in her life she used this gift to contact her loved ones to tell them that she loved them. She impacted so many people through her love of Christ and her genuineness. No matter the challenges she faced she would always say "God will provide" or "God is in charge". Her children want everyone to know that no matter the circumstances and the shock behind her death, that she is no longer suffering from pain and that she is with Jesus watching over them; rooting for everyone just like she did while she was here.

Sharlene is survived by her 2 daughters, Tiffiny Stockard, Bethany Stockard; son, Zackery Marsh; niece, Jilissa Scott; 5 grandchildren, Kamrie Campbell, Adonis Stewart, Kenyoda Campbell, Lanya Stewart and Anthony Campbell Jr.; her 5 siblings, Sherry Jones, Christina (Mike) Dreyer, Gale Short II, Glen Short and Caryn Short. She is also survived by multiple nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gale Short Sr. and Edna Mae Harvey (Brown).

In accordance to Sharlene's wishes, a memorial service will take place on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at 3:00 pm at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, 440 S. Coy Rd., Oregon, Ohio, 43616. Memorial contributions may be directed to Edwards Road Baptist Church, 1050 Edwards Rd. Greenville, South Carolina, 29651 or Nightingales Harvest, 2820 W. Alexis Rd. Toledo, Ohio 43613.

We understand the current crisis situation, and we are very concerned for the health and benefit of all our friends and family. For your convenience Sharlene's memorial service will be live streamed at www.funeralstreamlive.com or www.toledosportsnetwork.com.

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Roger Dean Strup

Roger Dean Strup passed away peacefully, in the presence of family on Sunday afternoon, March 29, 2020, at the age of 89. Roger graduated from Edgerton High School and Ohio State University with a degree in Agriculture. After 2 years in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps, he taught and coached in Edgerton and Bryan, Ohio. Roger and Shirlee (Musser) married in 1954, and shortly after moved to Edgerton, Ohio, where Roger ventured into the insurance business, ultimately forming Strup Agency.

Roger will be remembered for his steady temperament, strong character, quiet pride, love of sports, and dedication to his family.

Roger was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Shirlee, just over 3 weeks before his own death (in part, certainly, from a broken heart). He is survived by his children, David (Susan Dorfmeyer) Strup, Stephen (Sue) Strup, Lynne (Les) Shearer, and Thomas (Marcia) Strup; 6 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Due to current restrictions, a private graveside funeral service with Military Honors will be held in Edgerton, OH. Our memories of all the dear family and friends present at Shirlee's service on March 11th will sustain us through this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Roger's honor to the Edgerton Area Foundation or to Edgerton United Methodist Church.

Arrangements entrusted to the Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary, Toledo, Ohio. Online condolences may be left at www.fothdorfmeyer.com.

Gregory Tester

Tester, Gregory, age 68 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away March 31, 2020. Hanneman Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, OH. As published in The Blade

April 1, 2020

Lila M. Aubell

Lila Aubell, 86, of Waterville, OH, passed away March 30, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born March 6, 1934 in Toledo, OH to Edward and Mary (Wisniewski) Kwiatkowski. Lila was a 1952 graduate of Waite High School and was a member of the National Honor Society. She graduated from The University of Toledo in 1957 with a degree in Elementary Education and was a member of the Peppers Women's Honorary. Lila taught school at McKinley Elementary in Toledo, OH and the Anthony Wayne School system.

She and her husband Greg are charter members of Community of Christ Lutheran Church in Whitehouse, OH and are one of the three couples who established the earliest beginnings of the church. Lila enjoyed traveling extensively. She has explored over 50 National Parks. She was an avid book reader and a past member of the Church's book club.

Most of all, Lila was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She married Greg Aubell July 20, 1957 in Toledo, OH. He survives along with children, Lisa (Robert) Rhody of Chico, CA, Susan (Timothy) Owczarzak of Naperville, IL, and Chris (Meg Schrems) Aubell of Millfeild, OH, grandchildren, Miles and Wade Rhody and Emily (Matt Ales) Owczarzak of Pensacola, FL and Timothy Owczarzak. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Gregory Todd Aubell.

The family will have a private service. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions can be given to the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, Waterville, OH. We encourage everyone to share a fond memory or condolence with the family on our website at www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Lawrence R. “Larry” Barron

Barron, Lawrence R. “Larry”, age 68 years, of Elmore, OH, passed away March 29, 2020. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH. As published in The Blade

Ralph W. Beemer

Ralph W. Beemer, 91, of Beaverdam, passed away March 30, 2020, at his residence. Ralph had worked as a foreman for Hatfield Oldsmobile in Maumee until his retirement.

A private graveside service will be held in Woodland Cemetery, Beaverdam. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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John Howard Berning

John Howard Berning, age 95 of Manitou Beach, MI, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at his home. He was born on July 11, 1924 in Toledo, Ohio to Joseph I. and Mary M. (Schoepf) Berning. He married Jeannette E. Wamer on October 18, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on May 18, 2013.

John was raised in Toledo before moving to the Manitou Beach area in 1985. He graduated from Waite High School in Toledo in 1943. He was a veteran, serving in the United States Army during WWII from 1943-1945. He was formerly employed at Schnell Market in Toledo, Libby Owen Ford Glass Plant in the Mold Shop in Rossford, Ohio, for 33 years. He retired in 1983. John was a member of St. Mary On The Lake Catholic Church in Manitou Beach and a member of the DAV in Toledo, the Army Reunion Association Chapter. He was a Handyman, a NASCAR fan, loved going to casinos and watching sports on T.V.

Surviving John are three sons, John J. (Diana) Berning, Timothy L. Berning, Bruce A. Berning all of Toledo; three daughters, Carol A. (Michael) Phillips of Oregon, Ohio, Jane E. Finkbeiner of Manitou Beach, Phyllis Jo Berning of Kentucky; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul W. (Mary) Berning of Toledo; one sister, Mary "Eileen" Pinkava of Sylvania, Ohio; several nieces; nephews; and cousins. John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeannette; one brother; two sisters; and two grandsons.

Private graveside services will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Toledo, with Fr. Todd Koenigsknecht officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee. A special thank you to Gretchen and Amanda. Arrangement are entrusted to the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison, Michigan. Send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com

Linda N. Bollinger

Bollinger, Linda N., age 82 years, of Clay Center, OH, passed away March 29, 2020. Robinson Walker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Genoa, OH. As published in The Blade

Dani Louise Boss

Boss, Dani Louise, age 51 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away March 27, 2020. Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Aleathia Mae Young Carson

Aleathia Mae Young Carson, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, friend and neighbor, passed from this life into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. She was born in Mobile, Alabama and was the second daughter of Anderson and Mary Ellen Young and the only sibling of Minnie Louella Pickett. She was reared by her devoted father, paternal grandmother and loving aunts after her mother passed away when she was 5 years old.

Aleathia loved the Lord and gave her life to Christ at the age of 11. After she graduated from Libbey High School, she attended the University of Toledo for a year. She then married Arthur Carson and had 6 children. How she loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchilden!!! She just enjoyed being involved in all our lives and activities. She was always available to listen to problems and give a word of wisdom or encouragement. When told recently what a wonderful mother she had been and was, she said, "I was made for this!"

After she reared her family, she worked at the election booths, 60 Plus Senior Program , and began a career as a library clerk for Mott Branch Lucas County Public Library.

Her legacy of love and devotion will live on through her children, Joan Goldman of Southfield, Michigan, Rev. Dr. Arthur Carson, Jr. of Toledo, Ohio, Peggy (Edward) Coleman (both deceased), Marilyn (Emzie, deceased) Carson Wilson, Rev. Dr. Janice (Sam) Carson Hearn, David (Karen) Carson; her grandchildren, Katrina Jill Coleman, Edward (Tammi) Coleman, Michele Carson, Alesia Brown, Caroline Sanders, Khary (Brandi) Carson, Rashard Carson; great grandchildren, Kristin Brown, Lyntoya Carson, Micah Carson, Brian Coleman, Courtney Houston, Jarrod Jefferson, Honore' Washington; great-great-grandchildren, Terrance and Tyler Allen, Zion Carson, Jaide, and Jasmine Jefferson; and a host of special nephews, nieces, other loving relatives, church members and very special friends.

The family would like to thank Amber and the staff at the Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home and Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Visitation and funeral services will be private for the family only. Arrangements by Dale-Riggs Funeral Home, 572 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, Ohio. Please view and sign Aleathia Carson's condolence page at Dalefh.com.

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Bradley Couturier

Couturier, Bradley, age 61 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 28, 2020. Walker Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Dorothy E. Day

Dorothy E. Day passed away peacefully March 28, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sunflower, MS, she was a driven God-fearing woman who loved the Lord and her family. Mrs. Day started The House of Day Funeral Services in 1964 alongside her husband, James L. Day. Dorothy was also an educator in Toledo Public Schools beginning her educational career at Spencer Sharpels School. She also taught at Lincoln, Waite and Libbey High School where she retired from. Dorothy was a world traveller and a devout Christian attending many churches here locally and promoting gospel music on her local broadcast. Mrs. Day was a giving and selfless person who will truly missed by all who loved and knew her.

Her loving memories will be cherished by her daughter, Cassandra Moore; son, Michael (Alison) Day Sr.; sister, Mildred Downey of Sunflower,MS; brother, Ed (Verna) Lewis of Buffalo, NY; grandchildren, Perry Moore, Darius Moore, Julius Moore, Michael (Lindsey) Day Jr., Brian (Kimberly) Day Sr., and Aaron Day; a host of great grandchildren; special cousin, Betty Strong; other cousins, family members, and friends.

Due to COVID-19 services are private and limited to immediate family members. However services will be live streamed on The House of Day facebook page and at houseofday.com

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Daniel Gerald Farbrother

Daniel Gerald Farbrother 87 0f Toledo, passed away Saturday March 28, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Gerald and Stella (Rybak) Farbrother on January 12, 1933 in Toledo, Ohio. He attended St. Teresa Grade School and was a 1951 graduate of Central Catholic High School where he excelled in baseball and football .Dan was named Blade first team All-City in 1949 & 1950 as a center and tackle. He attended the University of Notre Dame on a football scholarship and returned to the University of Toledo and played football for three seasons. On January 18, 1957 he married his first love Virginia (Czaplicki) Wanaks. Virginia passed away May 1, 1993.

Dan worked as a Business Agent at Teamsters Local 20. He then became Secretary/Treasurer retiring in 2010. He was the longest serving Secretary/Treasurer that Local 20 had. On May 21, 1994 he married the second love of his life Deborah (Jarzeboski) Pawloski. He was a lifelong member of Gesu Church and was an avid supporter of the University of Toledo athletics. For decades he was an active member of the Varsity T Club and served as its Vice President for several years ending in 2017. In 1993 he was inducted into the Central Catholic High School Hall of Fame.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Joan Smalley, Mildred McIntosh and Geraldine Young and brother, Edwin Farbrother. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; children, Vicki Rucker, Joseph (Carol) Wanaks, Helen Behrens, Michelle (William) Portteus and Daniell Pawloski; grandchildren, Thomas, Brian, Daniel (Lisa), Kristy (Dave), Danielle, William, Gannon and Adele.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Central Catholic High School or to the University of Toledo Athletics. Please view and sign the guest registry at coylefuneralhome.com.

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Arnold O. Gerken

Gerken, Arnold O., age 87 years, of Hamler, OH, passed away March 29, 2020. Zachrich Family Funeral Home, Holgate, OH. As published in The Blade

Mr. Antoine Devon Gibson, II

Mr. Gibson, 35, passed Monday, March 23, 2020, at the Advance Specialty Hospitals of Toledo. He worked for Walmart, Inc. as a stocker. He is survived by siblings, Kara E., Joshua Adam, Daniel Ross and Antoine Cornell Gibson, Sr. Funeral Services 2 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020, at the Universal New Beginning C.O.G.I.C., 763 Vance St., Toledo, OH 43604, preceded by a 1 p.m. Family Hour/Wake. Pastor Robert Witty, Officiant.

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David W. Gillespie

Gillespie, David W., age 79 years, of Petersburg, MI, passed away March 26, 2020. Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Theresa Ann Halloran

05/17/1936 - 03/29/2020

Theresa Ann Halloran age 83 of Rossford, Ohio passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Otterbein Care Canter, Perrysburg. She was born in Toledo on May 17, 1936 to Francis and Salome (Chmiel) Folcik.

Theresa was a Rossford High School graduate and was employed at L.O.F in Toledo and later retired from Owens Community College. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Perrysburg where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. Theresa enjoyed puzzles, painting, drawing, skiing and spending time with her family.

Surviving are her children, Michael (Ursula) Halloran and Nancee (Brad) Kizer; grandchildren, Jennifer (Joe) Allen, Sarah (Dan) Villarreal, Jacob (Toni) Reid, Kevin (Stephanie) Reid. Josh (Jamie) Kizer and Matt (Jena) Kizer; great-grandchildren, Abby, Bella, Jaydon and Jaxson; sister, Barbara (Jim) Rakovan. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Christine Reid; brother, John Folcik and sister, Mania Conrad.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at First Baptist Church of Perrysburg. Arrangements by Maison-Dardenne Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Bill Johnson

Johnson, Bill, age 51 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away March 29, 2020. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Robert Grady Joyner

Joyner, Robert Grady, age 85 years, of Sylvania, OH, passed away March 28, 2020. Walker Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Barbara L. Kanavel

Kanavel, Barbara L., age 77 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away March 30, 2020. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

Arthur L. "Pete" Martin, Sr.

Arthur Leo Martin, Sr. "Pete", passed away peacefully on March 29, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 18, 1931 in Toledo to James Oliver and Irene (Peterman) Martin. He graduated from Blessed Sacrament grade school and DeVilbiss High School in 1949. Pete attended the University of Toledo, and proudly served his country in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Pete worked for over 40 years for the Kuhlman Corporation. After retirement he worked 15 years at the Toledo Zoo and volunteered at the Wildwood Manor House. He was very active coaching basketball for several years at Rosary Cathedral. Pete was an avid bowler, scoring a perfect 300. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family.

Pete is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Mary Ann (Robb) Martin; children, Arthur Jr. (Belinda), Denise (Brad) Jordan, JoAnn (Larry) Carroll, Gail (Chuck) Seeburger, Joseph (Wendy), and Michael Martin; 22 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Josephine Robb, his sister in law; and Daniel Robb, brother in law also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Jeffery; and 6 siblings.

A private visitation will be held at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Friday, April 3 from 10-12:00 p.m. Burial with military honors will be at Resurrection Cemetery. A celebration of Pete's life will held at a later date.

We will be Live Streaming Pete's Funeral. For those wishing to join us to celebrate Pete's life via Live Stream please click on this link https://vimeo.com/402251606.

For those of you wishing to let the family know you will be attending Pete's service please register here. https://calendly.com/consoleum/arthur-l-martin-sr-funeral?month=2020-03 Registering for the service will both help the family know who attended as well as providing the opportunity for technical support, if you should need any, before and during the service.

Memorial donations may be given to The Ronald McDonald House of Toledo. www.rmhctoledo.org. Please leave a condolence message for the family at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

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Nancy Anne (Shenk) McDonald

January 25, 1936 - March 28,2020

Nancy Anne (Shenk) McDonald was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on January 25, 1936. She was the youngest child of Helen (Early) and William Bryne Shenk. After a ten year arduous journey with Alzheimer's disease, she joined her parents on March 28, 2020.

At the age of seven, her family moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. Upon graduating from high school there, she enrolled as an art major at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. During her senior year, she met the love of her life, James J. McDonald, a basketball player from Elmhurst, New York. They were married on August 23, 1958. After a brief honeymoon in the Florida Keys, they headed back to BGSU for her husband's senior year. Nancy was always his biggest fan, from the time he played and all through his coaching career. Nancy barely missed a game over next 33 years. During that time, Nancy went back to school and got certified to teach Art. From there, she took many other art and graphic design classes. She did graphic design work for Hiram College and Northeast Ohio College of Medicine. Besides being a devoted wife and artist, Nancy was a caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She and Jim raised six daughters, who will dearly miss her compassion and caring nature.

Nancy's parents and her brother, William B. Shenk, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 61 years; her six daughters, Kim (Larry) Cryan, Catherine, Mary Helen (Tom) Turner, Carol, Jill (Charlie) Sternburgh, Elizabeth (John) Bozich; her grandchildren, Jimmy, Rachel, Robert, Sara, Joey, Matt, Tanna, Tommy, Nancy, Jennifer, Meagan, Evan, Emily, Madison, Conner, and Ava; and her great-grandchildren, Amon, Robel, Caleb, and Everly. She is also survived by her oldest sibling, Mary Nichol Dodd. Nancy enjoyed many travel adventures with her sister while growing up.

A private service was held on March 31, 2020. A memorial service is planned for August 2020. Those wishing to express condolences may consider a contribution to the Alzheimer's Association or an organization of the donor's choice.

Patricia A. Mummert

Patricia A Mummert, 84, of Sylvania, Ohio, formerly of Berkshire Place, passed away in the Kingston Health Care Center March 29, 2020. Patricia was born on December 7, 1935, in Toledo, Ohio, to Louis and Eleanor (Seifert) Mannebach. Patricia was a 1953 graduate of the former Whitney High School. She went on to work for the former Canteen Co. as a vending maintenance worker for 30 years. Patricia was an avid Bingo player and loved the casinos. She also enjoyed playing all games including Euchre, Bunko, Scrabble and many others. Patricia enjoyed spending many years at their cottage in Michigan. She is most known by all for her joke telling. She had a gift for making people laugh.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth I. Mummert in 2005. Surviving are her daughters, J. Ann (Perry) Ratliff, Valerie (Jim) Jaffe, Lynn (Anthony) Longanbach, Amy (Jeff) Croston; son, Kenneth (Barbara) Mummert III; brother, Louis (Mary) Mannebach; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

A private burial to take place in Resurrection Cemetery. The family requests no flowers or gifts be sent to the funeral home. Please consider donations to Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice. Please view and sign Patricia's condolence page at berstickerscottfuneralhome.com

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Mr. Curley Murphy

Mr. Murphy, 84, passed Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. He worked for GM Powertrain many years prior to retirement. He is survived by wife, Barbara L. Murphy; daughter, Gail Richardson; son, James Randle; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters; 4 brothers and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services 11 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 10 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. Pastor Johnny L. Barringer, Officiant.

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Ann Marie Reinhart

Ann Marie Reinhart, 32, of Northwood and formerly of Fostoria, passed away at 1:02 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo surrounded by her family.

Born February 29, 1988 in Tiffin, she was the daughter of Robert J. and Janis M. (Osborn) Reinhart. Her father survives in Fostoria. Her mother preceded her in death.

Surviving are four siblings, Rose M. Reinhart and Patricia A. Reinhart both of Tiffin, Joseph M. Reinhart of Fostoria and Theresa A. Reinhart of Arlington. Ann loved being an aunt to her four nephews: Allen, James and Dylan Reinhart and Parker Dill.

Ann graduated in 2006 from Fostoria St. Wendelin Catholic High School, where she was Valedictorian. She went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Mercy College of Nursing in 2010. Her love of children was evident throughout her 10 years as a nurse at St. Vincent Mercy' Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. #PICU4LIFE

Ann's smile and spirited personality would light up a room as soon as she entered. Her family, friends and patients meant the world to her, and she treasured every one of those moments. She loved traveling, boating and hanging out at the beach. Ann was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and attended many games.

There will be no public visitation or service due to considerations of everyone's health and safety. However, Ann deserves a beautiful tribute. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at All Saints Catholic Parish in New Riegel. A private graveside service will take place in St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery in Frenchtown.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent's Mercy Children's Hospital and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St. Carey, OH. 43316.

Online condolences may be sent to www.stombaughbatton.com.

Edwin C. Tiller

Tiller, Edwin C., age 89 years, of Temperance, MI, passed away March 29, 2020. Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

March 31, 2020

Steven Clark

Clark, Steven, age 70 years, of Oregon, OH, passed away March 17, 2020. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

Lois Cummins

Cummins, Lois, age 74 years, of Oregon, OH, passed away March 27, 2020. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

Fred T. Freppel

Freppel, Fred T., age 74 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away March 21, 2020. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Harry J. Kremper

Kremper, Harry J., age 81 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away March 28, 2020. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Sheila Marie Straub-Adkins

Straub-Adkins, Sheila Marie, of Holland, OH, passed away March 28, 2020. Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Ila Mae Margaret Taube

Taube, Ila Mae Margaret, age 95 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away March 28, 2020. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

March 29, 2020

Daniel Lee Bach

08/11/1953 - 03/25/2020

Dan was born August 11, 1953 at a naval base in Norfolk, Virginia to Patricia June (Hogle) Bach of Toledo Ohio, currently residing in Spring, Texas, and the late Gerald Louis Bach.

After living in nine homes and attending eight different schools, Dan moved to Toledo in the summer of 1968 and declared Toledo as his home town. He graduated from Roy C. Start High School in 1971 and the University of Toledo in 1977 with a BBA in accounting. He earned the designation of Certified Management Accountant in 1991.

Following graduation, Dan moved to Houston to pursue his dream career in the oil and gas industry. Dan was married to the late Cheryl Sue (Ritter) Bach in 1972 and they raised three children. He sought a stable life-style, and found it in his first job with Mitchell Energy & Development Corp., where he worked for 25 years, as Director of Investor Relations and then Assistant Treasurer, until the firm was sold in 2001. He was proud of his role in company efforts in fracking technology, leading to the resurgence of oil and gas production in the United States.

Until retiring to Toledo in 2012, Dan served as Director of Planning and Manager of Investor Relations for Plains All American Pipeline L.P. during a time of rapid growth.

?As a volunteer for 13 years at Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Dan helped to foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills for 12th graders. Dan was also a dedicated Boy Scout leader for 15 years, starting with a group of 22 boys in Webelos. Dan was understandably proud of the fact that nineteen of these boys crossed over to Boy Scouts, and ten from this group earned their Eagle Rank, including Dan's son, Daniel, Jr.

A chance meeting in March 2010 with high school classmate Connie Spevak ended with "Will you go to Paris with me?" Dan and Connie were married in March 2012. With Toledo as home base they explored England, France, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands as well as numerous places in the U.S.

While not traveling, Dan continued his passion for golf as a member of the Inverness Club in Toledo. He also set a goal of becoming a hot glass artist after learning his grandfather and great-grandfather both worked production glass. Dan sought out the Toledo Museum of Art and was originally trained by Leonard Marty. He continued formal studies at Bowling Green State University under Allie Hoag and Joel O'Dorisio. Dan felt especially lucky to explore glassblowing in Venice in 2018 before the great flood of 2019.

Dan felt fortunate to belong to the TBNO (Tuesday Boys Night Out) group with an eclectic group of Toledo businessmen and professionals, and the much-loved Thursday night group at Orchard Inn as well as frequent poker games with his many friends from high school.

Dan was devoted to his family and dear friends, a man who was determined to live his best life for as long as possible, and succeeded in doing so with enormous courage.

Dan is survived by his wife, Connie Spevak; mother, Patricia Bach; children, Jennifer Leah Bach, Courtney Ann Bach and Daniel Lee (Melissa) Bach Jr.; granddaughter, Everly Sue Bach; and siblings, Sandra Slater, Gerald (Lauri), Pamela (John) Schlesinger, James (Sue), David (Kelly); and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Dan's life will be announced at a later date in order to comply with social distancing recommendations to maintain public health.

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Jerry Lynn Bahler

May 16, 1956 - March 24, 2020

Jerry L. Bahler, 63 of Perrysburg, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at The University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born on May 16, 1956, in Toledo, OH, to Henry and Leona (Oberhaus) Bahler. On September 22, 1979, he married Linda S. Bolfa at Zion Lutheran Church in Latcha. Jerry and Linda raised a daughter and celebrated over 40 years of marriage. Jerry had been employed since 1987 with the City of Toledo as a Construction Technician in Department of Public Utilities. Jerry was to have retired this coming year after 34 years on the job. He had a great affection for the City of Toledo, possessing a knowledge steeped in the city's history and roots. Jerry was a member of: Zion Lutheran Church, The German American Society, the Local 7 AFSCME and volunteered with a host of other organizations. He enjoyed: fishing, classic cars, antiquing, and polka dancing. However, it was his family, especially wife and daughter that remained the joy of his life.

In addition to his wife, Linda; Jerry is survived by his daughter, Sarah Lynn (Jansen Deas) Bahler; parents, Henry and Leona Bahler; sister, Bonnie (Grant) Mason; brothers-in-law, Doug Bolfa and Roger Radeloff; niece, Monica Mason; nephews, Derek Mason, Brentley (Kim) Radeloff and Dean (Kathy) Radeloff; great-nephew and niece, Connor and Megan Radeloff.

Jerry will be laid to rest in a private committal service at Clay Township Cemetery in Genoa, OH. The family will host a Memorial Service, celebrating Jerry's life, that will be announced at a later date. Memorials may take the form of contributions to: Zion Lutheran Church, or the Humane Society. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at: www.marshfuneralhomes.com

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Jane Ann Beebe-Adams

Jane Ann Beebe-Adams, age 59, of Sylvania, passed away at her home on Monday, March 23, 2020. She was born to Harold and Patricia (Way) Beebe on December 19, 1960, in Warren, Ohio. Jane was a graduate of Bowsher High School and went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and also a Paralegal Degree from The University of Toledo. She worked several years in Lucas County Common Pleas Court and more recently at a local law firm. Jane and her husband Phil, were members of various social organization such as the Maumee River Yacht Club, Heatherdowns Country Club and Highland Meadows Golf Club. Many memories were made by the annual vacations that she and Phil took to Aruba over the years.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 33 years, Philip J. "Phil" Adams; step-children, Tonya (Jeff) Arquette, Tara Davis and Tobi (Jimmy) Toler; grandchildren, Austin, Taegan and Kyah; siblings, Raymond (Debbie) Beebe, Keith (Michelle) Beebe and Judy (John) Carlson; nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Patricia Beebe.

At Jane's request there will be no formal services. Her family will announce a Celebration of Her Life at a later date.

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Mary Louise Bezeau

Mary Louise 93 years ago, was delivered to the loving arms of Charles Gorman Sigrist and Lucy Virginia Laughlin-Sigrist in May 1926, on the 27th or 26th, in Bridgeport Ohio. Her big brother Charles Joseph Sigrist (Shirley) was her first playmate. She would also have a little brother Sherrill Bernard Sigrist (Sharon) following her around to report any moves she made. Sister Martha Lou Sigrist-Engelhardt (Frank) would be her cheerleader in life, supporting and encouraging her all through her life. All including beloved sister-in-law Suzette Sigrist would precede her in death. Louise attended Waite High School, and started working for William Bezeau and Adeline Mae Dull-Bezeau at "Bill's Market" on Fassett and Utah. She also worked for Kinsley Electric, Libbey Glass, Tiedtke's, Bargin City, Gray Drugs and Cook United as a housewares manager.

Corresponding with William's son, who was in the Army, would lead her to marrying, "the last man on earth," LaVerne Albert Bezeau. Their adventure lasting 50 years until his death. Together they helped raise 4 children, 14, grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and great-great-grandkids.

As with all epic love stories they had their share of tragedies. Vietnam would claim the life of her oldest son, PFC Rick WIlliam Bezeau on May 12, 1968, Mother's day. The eldest daughter, Anita Mae Bezeau-Flynn-Farnham (Don) preceded her in death, along with three grandchildren, Robert Flynn, Robin Suzette Flynn and Rique Suzette Flynn.

Due to the treatment of Vietnam vets and their families, they would move to Fayette, Ohio. There she was blessed with the lifelong friendship of Jim and Maxine Crawford, and Tim and Julie Ludamen. She loved camping, fishing, cooking, time spent with family, friends and a good book.

Mom you had a good long run. So with love, those of us left will celebrate your life and hold your memory. Your son Larry Gorman Bezeau (Maggie), Daughter Sandra Lou Bezeau-Globig-Sutton (Keith), and Sherry and Nick Lee, along with that ever growing family tree.

In the autumn of Mom's life, one of her greatest joys, Jordana Nichelle Brown, (Dani) (Bean) remember GG loves you, "A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck means I - Love -- You." Out of our sight and in the presence of God, on March 26, 2020 we have one more angel to look over us.

Visitation and Services for Mary Louise will be private due to the current environment surrounding the Coronavirus. Please continue to support Mary Louise's family during this difficult time by sharing your prayers and thoughts on the "Share Memories" tab above.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kristen Bodine-Zeller, ProMedica Hospice for giving dignity in death and the four angels they sent us, Terry, Ashton, Kelly and Ann. In lieu of flowers consider donations in her great grandson's name Justin Corey Mauder to the Children Sunshine Home or in her name to ProMedica Hospice.

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Paula Ann Bialorucki

Paula Ann Bialorucki, most recently of Rossford, Ohio, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 26, 2020, after years of chronic health issues. Born in October of 1961, she was preceded in death by her loving parents, Robert and Marilyn Bialorucki. A proud graduate of Central Catholic High School, she spent many years in the food service industry throughout Northwest Ohio, winning a few competitions along the way for presentation.

Paula leaves behind older brother, Bruce (Laura) Bialorucki of Illinois and younger brother, David of Rossford. Paula also leaves behind her own fabulous five, nephews, Eric, Jeffrey, Josiah, Tyler and Benjamin.

A private service will be held.

Douglas Bitzinger

Bitzinger, Douglas, age 70 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away March 27, 2020. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Tonee (Wallace) Bowsher

Tonee (Wallace) Bowsher passed away peacefully on March 5, 2020 at the Mayo Clinic following a sudden illness. Her husband, Larry Bowsher, was by her side as he has been since their marriage on November 19, 1971.

She was born December 11, 1944 In Hattiesburg, Mississippi to James and Margaret (Penn) Wallace. She graduated from Devilbiss High School and four years later from The University of Toledo where she earned a Bachelor of Education degree. Tonee taught 4th grade for over 30 years until she formally retired in 2000. She received the Menominee Educator of the Year Award in 1985 for her innovative teaching methods. She was also one of the founders of the Menominee Animal Shelter and continued to be involved in fundraising. To this day it remains a "no-kill" shelter and has saved well over 25,000 animals.

In addition to her parents, her younger sister Penee O'Leary and nephew Terry Lewis preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband and nieces and nephews; Patty Sopko, Kathy (Rick) Thompson, Jerry Bowsher, Tom Bowsher, Kristen (Kevin Spetz) Bowsher, Richard Alden and Corey Eggers.

A memorial celebration will be announced at a later date. Hanson-Onion-Martell Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, please send any memorial donations to the Menominee Animal Shelter, N184 Haggerson Ct., Menominee, MI 49858. A scholarship will also be established in Tonee's honor.

Howard Raymond Boyce

Howard Raymond Boyce, 93, of Toledo, Ohio, went to be with His Lord on February 17, 2020. Howard passed peacefully at home while holding his daughter's hand.

Howard was born on April 30, 1926 to Earl and Lucile Boyce. The oldest of 4 siblings. Howard graduated from Whitmer High School in 1945. While in high school, Howard met his sweet heart, Jean Alice Ressler. They were married on April 3, 1948. Howard and Jean were married for 69 years until Jean's passing on December 10, 2017. Howard had a passion for flying and became a member of a flying club. During this part of his life, Howard flew his wife and close friends on many vacations throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. Howard worked for Toledo Edison for 37 years. After retiring, Howard and Jean enjoyed traveling in their motor home to Alaska and other parts of the US. One highlight of their travels was a trip to Bethlehem to see the birth place of Jesus. Howard was a kind soul with a strong faith and believed in the power of prayer. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church (Toledo) for 64 years.

Howard is survived by his daughter, Karen Hawkins (Toledo); his son, Kevin (Jeanean) in Eagle River, AK. Six grandchildren, Heath, Aaron (Jodi) Hawkins, Kristi (Chris) Hayward all of Toledo, Nathan Boyce, Kevin (Aimee) Boyce, and Ben Boyce of Anchorage AK. Howard and Jean were blessed with 5 great grandchildren, Jaxson and Jacoby Hawkins, Noah, Alivia and Klayton Boyce. His sister, MaryLou Crafton and brother, John Boyce both of California. Howard's sister, Beverly Boyce precedes him in death. Howard's family will forever miss him and hold memories and traditions of their father/grandfather within their hearts. His guidance and faith will carry on through his legacy.

A Memorial Service will be held at later date. Memorials may be given to Our Saviour Lutheran Church. Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Trilby. (419-473-1301)

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Darin Keith Brooks

Brooks, Darin Keith, age 49 years, of Tucson, AZ, passed away March 26, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Scott A. Bruce

12/25/1961 - 3/25/2020

Scott A. Bruce, age 58, of Monclova, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at home surrounded by his family after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Scott was born December 25, 1961 to Louis and Lois Bruce. He was a graduate of Anthony Wayne High School, class of 1980, and was a successful self-employed HVAC contractor for over 30 years. He built his business from the ground up with his main source of advertisement being word-of-mouth.

Scott's life revolved around his family. He is survived by his wife, Becky; daughters, Emily (Kurt) Jackisch and Hannah; granddaughter, Addison; brothers Louie, Randy, Matt and Mike; sister, Debbie Nemer; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral will be held at a later date.

Please consider Hospice of NW Ohio, 3000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551 for donations in Scott's memory.

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Mario Cardone

Cardone, Mario, age 87 years, of Oregon, OH, passed away March 24, 2020. Hoeflinger-Shank Funeral Home, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

Mario Cardone

Mario Cardone, 87, of Oregon, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at UTMC in Toledo. He was born in Naples, Italy on April 25, 1932 to Vincenzo and Elvira (Manos) Cardone. Mario married his sweetheart, Rita Varriale. A marriage of 59 beautiful years.

Mario was a hard worker, he had a 5th grade education and sacrificed leaving Italy to build a life for his family in the United States. He was about to celebrate his 50 years in the USA. Mario was a very talented watchmaker and retired from Toledo Jewelry Company in 1989. He was an avid soccer fan and enjoyed watching his favorite team, Napoli. He loved spending time in his garden and canning tomatoes every year. Mario was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother who will be dearly missed. Forza Napoli Sempre!

Mario is survived by his wife, Rita Cardone; sons, Antonio (Georgette) Cardone, Vincent Cardone; daughter, Laura Cardone; grandchildren, Tony (Sarah) Cardone and Sean (Tiphanie) Cardone, David (Christine) Taylor, Kenya (Steve) Michalski, Vincenzo Cardone, Coby and Devin Naughton; Great Grandchildren, Nico and Diego Cardone, Kenley, Karly, Kali, Sophy, Gavin, David, Ethan Cardone; siblings, Nina Costa, Lena Cardone, Roberto Cardone, Tina Bosso and Maria Maraldo; and many nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery and a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Mario's name may be made to The Gardens of St. Francis, 930 S. Wynn Rd., Oregon, Ohio 43616. Arrangements were entrusted to Hoeflinger-Shank Funeral Home, 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon, Ohio 43616

Julie A. Christman

Julie A. Christman, age 81, of Toledo, passed away on March 22, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born on April 19, 1938 to Frederick and Gladys (Batt) Marden in Brighton, England. Julie came to America in 1956 and was truly proud to be an American citizen. She married Carl Christman Sr. who preceded her in death in 1969. After raising her family, Julie was a nanny for several families in the area.

Julie will be remembered for her humor, kindness and compassion. She was quick to forgive and always saw the silver lining. If Julie loved you, you were her Bubby. Julie was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, a huge animal lover, and was known at the Humane Society as the official kitty cuddler. She loved ice cream, garage sales and sitting on the porch sharing coffee and gossip. She also loved car rides while listening to her favorite band, Journey and Josh Groban. Julie fought a valiant fight with dementia with her family by her side.

Julie will be dearly missed by her children, Jacqueline Christman, Laura (Tom) Villagomez, Carl (Amy) Christman Jr., Patricia (Cliff) Winter, Sarah (Mike) Quigley and Allison Hamilton; grandchildren, Tom Jr., Julie, Marcus, Jennifer, Anthony, Jessica, Jamie, Ashley, Stephanie, Sarah, Samantha and Jordan; 26 great grandchildren; and many extended family and friends. Julie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Sr.; her parents; and siblings, Phyllis, Kenny and Barbara. The family would like to express a special thank you to her wonderful caregivers at Heartland of Waterville and the Lakes of Sylvania for their compassionate care and support.

Due to current restrictions regarding public gatherings, services will be private. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. Memorial tributes may be directed to the Humane Society.

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Plenna "Bill" Clear, Jr.

Plenna "Bill" Clear, Jr., age 89 of Rossford, Ohio passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Manor at Perrysburg. Bill was born on July 20, 1930 in Waterville, OH to Plenna and Myrtle (Hoffer) Clear, Sr. Growing up Bill was mentored by his older brothers and cherished time with his dad. He was a graduate of Waterville High School and proudly served his country for two years in the U.S. Army. After being honorably discharged Bill went to work in commercial heating and air conditioning specializing in sheet metal and is a lifetime member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union. He and his wife owned and operated the Tip Top Dairy Bar in Rossford for over ten years. He always said, "I didn't get wealthy but became rich in friendships". He enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Europe, took great pride in his yardwork and always had projects going around the house. He considered himself a "river rat" and enjoyed water skiing and snow skiing. His favorite pastime was spending time with his granddaughter jet skiing, going on motorcycle rides and going to parks and fairs. Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will forever be in our hearts.

Surviving are his children, Cynthia (Mark) Lemont and Barton Clear; granddaughter, Bethany Lemont; brother, Calvin "Bud" Clear; sisters, Edna Cordy; and his niece, Sue (Don) Bittner whom he considered a sister. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 53 years, Dorothy (Elton) Clear; 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Due to current restrictions regarding public gatherings, visitation and funeral services will be private for the immediate family. Private interment will be held at Wakeman Cemetery in Waterville. Sujkowski – Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd., Rossford, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements. The family would like to thank the staff of the Manor at Perrysburg for the loving care given to Bill. Please consider sharing your condolences with the family via a memorial contribution to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, a card, email or a message on our website at:

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Jess W. Cogle Jr.

Jess W. Cogle Jr., 73, of Walbridge, Ohio, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020, surrounded by his family. Jess was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 31, 1946 to Jess and Dorothy (Ness) Cogle. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Jess was employed with Jeep as an electrician for 33 years, retiring in 2000. His memberships included: Walbridge VFW, Paragon Masonic Lodge, and the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club. Jess was an avid motorcycle rider and enjoyed vacationing in Florida.

Jess is survived by his wife, Sharon; children, Raquel Helle (Brian), Rick Cogle, Barry "B.J". (Meredith) Hayward, and Richard (Michelle) Hayward; along with 9 grandchildren and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Patsy, Dottie, and Rocky.

Graveside services will be held at Lake Township Cemetery. A memorial service and military honors will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Walbridge VFW. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Rita Auwice Coleman

Fairview, NC - Rita Auwice Brewer Coleman, 92, of Biltmore Forest, died Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Fleshers of Fairview Healthcare Center.

A native of Satin, TX, she was the daughter of the late John Earl Brewer and Gertrude Sharp Brewer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Wyette Coleman and a son, Jeffrey B. Coleman.

Auwice had a passion working with and supporting seniors. She volunteered at Sunset House Community in Toledo, Ohio for many years. She also was a dedicated wife, visiting her husband daily for 4 years until his passing from Parkinson's disease, at Green Tree Ridge in Asheville, NC.

She loved plants and flowers, and her home in Biltmore Forest was an example of her gardening talents. She was very creative with crafts and decorating, especially during the holidays. She was married to her husband William for 51 years and traveled throughout the world including raising their children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They retired to the Asheville area in 1988 from Toledo, Ohio, residing in Biltmore Forest.

She is survived by a daughter, Kelly Ann Coleman of Atlanta, GA and a son, Steven Earl Coleman (Debbie Riels) of Asheville. Her family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all the staff at Fleshers Healthcare Center for the genuine care and support shown to Auwice over the past two years.

A private graveside service was held on March 26, 2020, Green Hills Cemetery. Asheville, NC.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian in Arden, NC is assisting the family. To leave a condolence for Auwice's family, please visit her obituary page at

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Mary Ann "Mania" Conrad

Mary Ann "Mania" Conrad, age 86 of Rossford, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at SKLD in Perrysburg. She was born on July 4, 1933 in Toledo to Francis and Salome (Chmiel) Folcik. She was a 1951 graduate of Rossford High School and retired from Owens Community College. She was a long-time member of All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford. Mania enjoyed going to the beach and worshiped the sun. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister who will be forever missed.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, David "Bucky" (Renee Sambiagio) Buckenberger, and Sally (Buckenberger) Lohmann; grandchildren, Tori Buckenberger and her son Kaiden, Erin Buckenberger, Chelsea Lohmann, and Tim (Tara) Lohmann and their baby on the way; sisters, Theresa Halloran and Barbara (Jim) Rakovan. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.

Mania was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, John Folcik.

The family would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to John and Tonya at SKLD for the loving care and compassion shown to Mania. Due to current restrictions regarding public gatherings, visitation and the Funeral Mass will be private for the immediate family. Those wishing to view the service live may log into facebook.com/walkerfamilyfuneralhomes at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020. Interment will be private at Ft. Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. Sujkowski – Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd. Rossford, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements. Please consider sharing your condolences with the family via a memorial contribution to All Saints Catholic Church, a card, email or a message on our website at:

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Earl James Curtis

Curtis, Earl James, age 77 years, of Granbury, TX, passed away March 24, 2020. Greenwood Funeral Homes Cremation, Fort Worth, TX. As published in The Blade

Anna Czaja

Anna Czaja, 67, of Temperance, MI, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, with her loving husband, Greg, by her side. Anna was born on January 7, 1953, in Oros, Hungary, to John and Elizabeth (Kozak) Polyanszki. Always a strong, brave, and adventurous spirit, she came to the USA in 1970 when she was just 17 years old. She initially attended St. Ursula Academy to learn English, and ultimately graduated from Whitmer High School in 1972. She earned her Associate's degree from the University of Toledo in 1974. Anna was employed by the Toledo Hospital as a respiratory therapist for 39 years, retiring in 2015.

Anna met Greg Czaja in December of 1971, and they married on August 9, 1974. She became a citizen in 1978 and was chosen to be the speaker at her naturalization ceremony. Anna was known for her generosity and for always thinking of others first. She was also an expert baker and cook, famous for her Hungarian apricot pastries, chicken paprikas, and stuffed cabbage, and she frequently surprised family and friends with overflowing plates of her delicious food. She LOVED being a grandmother ("Mimi"). She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, and enjoyed swimming and yoga at the YMCA, shopping, and planting flowers.Anna is survived by her husband, Greg Czaja; daughters, Erica Czaja and Sarah (Justin) Kirkwood; grandsons ("sweet little men") Gregory Norman Kirkwood and Everett Wayne Kirkwood; brother, John (Eva) Polyanszki; sisters, Elizabeth (Steve) Asztalos and Mary Kerezsine; mother-in-law, Dorothy Czaja; sisters-in-law, Jackie (Brian) Van Kirk, Pam (Ted) Hafner, and Kathy (Wayne) Zucco; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her uncle and aunt, Stephen and Lois Vass; and her father-in-law, Norman Czaja.

In the interest of public health and safety, visitation and services are private. There will be a large memorial service for all friends and family once the Covid-19 crisis has passed. All are invited to share memories and express condolences on the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home web page.

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Geraldine M. Davis

Geraldine Marie Davis, age 95, formerly of the Polish Village in Toledo, OH died March 21, 2020 at Heartland of Perrysburg. Geraldine was born May 17, 1924 in Toledo, OH to Anthony and Genevieve (Lewandowski) Dobrzeniecki. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1942. Gerry married Charles R. Davis (Bobby) on May 31, 1947 in Holy Rosary Cathedral. She worked at Maxine Furniture, Co. after graduating from high school. In 1962 she began work as a nurse's aid at St. Vincent Hospital. Following the death of Bobby, she attended and graduated from nursing school in 1969. Gerry worked as an LPN nurse at St. Vincent Medical Center until retiring in 1985. After retiring, Gerry worked in Central Catholic High School's Cafeteria as a lunch aid. She was active in St. Hedwig Catholic Church's Altar Society, LCBA, the school's PTA, CYO and Mother's Club. She became a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church after St. Hedwig church was closed.

Surviving are her loving children, Jacquelyn (Frank) Zychowicz, Timothy (Carol) Davis, Daniel (Gretchen) Davis, Barbara (Thomas) Haudan, Charlene (Larry) Bauer, Thomas Davis, and John (Lynn) Davis. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; Charles, her husband; son, James Davis; brothers, Daniel Dorbeck, Melvin Dobrzeniecki; and sister, Dorothy Walinski.

Gerry's family is forever grateful to the loving community of family and friends who supported Gerry following her losses of son and husband. Gerry had a most loving and compassionate spirit that shined brightly in the company of others. Her love, kindness, and humor was returned abundantly by her family, friends, co-workers and patients. Gerry enjoyed working as a nurse at St. Vincent Hospital. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nursing Excellence Fund at Mercy Health for the general support of all nurses at St. Vincent's Hospital. Mailing address: Mercy Health Foundation 2525 Cherry St., Toledo, Ohio 43608.

Due to the Covid-19 virus, Geraldine's burial will be private at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Her Life Celebration will be announced at a later date. Urbanski Funeral Home - A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio (419) 475-5055

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Patricia Ann Dedo

Patricia Ann Dedo, 84, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away peacefully in her home. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, on January 23, 1936, to Edward and Florence (Bradner) Worden. She graduated from Waite High School in 1954 and then married the love of her life, Robert Dedo Sr., on July 2nd, 1955. Patricia enjoyed sewing, decorating cakes and her yard. She also had a passion for crafts, especially cutting wooden figurines with her saw. Patricia was a wonderful woman with a kind soul who will be deeply missed by her family, friends and 4 legged companion, Eddie.

Patricia is survived by her children, Michele Adler, Debra (Chris) Bauerschmidt, Robert (Kim) Dedo; grandchildren, Sarah, Tony, Shannon, Tiffany, Christopher, Ashley, Blake, Molly; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bonnie (Gene) Krum and Linda Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; and brother-in-law, Sherman Williams.

Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Sheila Downs

April 18, 1952 - March 10, 2020

Sheila was born in Toledo, Ohio to parents Lawrence and Joan Downs (deceased). On March 10, 2020 Sheila passed away at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan from heart failure. She loved her family and friends and children. Surviving are siblings Clova(Danny) Arnold ,John(Nancy) Downs, Mary Downs and Chuck Lowther; and sister in law, Sherry Downs. She also had two sons, Tony and Eric. Deceased sister, Rebecca Jarrell; and brother, Harry Downs. We will miss you!

Mable Edwards

Mable Kay Edwards, age 91, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away March 25, 2020. Mable was born May 6, 1928 in Speedwell, Tennessee to John Henry and Susan Malinda (Berry) Owens. She married Sherman Edwards, Jr. on December 26, 1946. As a teenager, Mable worked in the Shirt Factory in LaFollette, Tennessee, and then became a full-time homemaker after marriage. Three of their children were born in Tennessee and then they moved to Toledo, Ohio in 1952 so Dad could find work and then had three more children. She enjoyed raising vegetable/flower gardens, cooking/baking, sewing/embroidery and spending time with her family playing games, camping and traveling. Mable has been a Gold Star Mother since 1969 when her first-born son passed away at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Mable was a member of Davis Creek Baptist Church before coming north, and was a member of Lewis Avenue Baptist Church in Temperance, Michigan for over 50 years.

In addition to her parents, Mable was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sherman Edwards, Jr.; son, PVT Stephen Edwards; daughter, Patty (Edwards) Best; son-in-law, Marc Dalton; great granddaughter, Emily Elizabeth Edwards; and brothers, Ferndee and Arnold Owens. She is survived by her children, Leroy (Sara) Edwards, Phyllis (John) Luard, Karen Dalton, Sherry (Paul, Jr.) Eishen; sisters, Edna Risner and Mildred Hamblin; sister-in-law, Lois Edwards; son-in-law, Ken Best; 13 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren (and one on the way).

Funeral services will be private. Burial will take place at Edwards Cemetery, Speedwell, Tennessee.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lewis Avenue Baptist Church, 6320 Lewis Avenue, Temperance, Michigan 48182 in Mable's memory.

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Robert P. Elendt, Sr.

Elendt, Sr., Robert P., age 80 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away March 27, 2020. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH. As published in The Blade

Mrs. Glenda Faye (Ward) Fenwick

Mrs. Glenda Faye Ward Fenwick (Faye) passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. She was born on April 30, 1935 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma to the loving marital union of Otis Leon Ward, a WWI Army corporal, and Robbie Jacqueline Caple Ward, a Registered Nurse. A lifelong Catholic, Faye attended Holy Epiphany Catholic School for Girls in Leavenworth, Kansas where she was taught by the Oblate Sisters of Providence (the first successful Roman Catholic sisterhood in the world established by women of African descent). Later, when her family moved to Kansas City, Kansas, Faye graduated in the top of her class from the nationally acclaimed Sumner High School in 1952.

In 1956, she graduated with honors from Freedmen's School of Nursing (now, Howard University School of Nursing) as a Registered Nurse, following in the footsteps of her mother and two older sisters. Faye began her nursing career as a caring pediatric nurse and later served as a public health nurse in Washington DC and Nashville, Tennessee hospitals.

On December 20, 1960, Faye married Dr. Joseph Wyeth Fenwick, III, her devoted and loving husband of 60 years. Faye was a Godly woman and wife with high standards who was a loving, deeply devoted and fun Mom to their five children: Russell Craig, Leslie Theresa, John Robert, Jason Wyeth, and Chike Akua (formerly, Justin Ward). Faye's family was her pride and joy! She loved being a Mom, traveling with her husband and children (into their adulthood) on summer vacations, to professional conferences, and abroad to Europe and the Caribbean. She thoroughly enjoyed all types of music and for decades sang in Gesu's choir and two community choirs. She often played the piano for her children – her favorite piece was Debussy's Clair De Lune – and, she especially appreciated the great jazz pianists. Her heart was filled with music and she made her family's home nurturing and overflowing with love, intelligent activities, laughter and fun!

For more than 50 years, Faye exemplified selfless leadership in numerous volunteer organizations – locally, regionally and nationally. An energetic and serious volunteer and successful fundraiser, she was an active member of the Toledo Symphony League and Toledo Opera Guild, and supported the Toledo Museum of Art. Faye served on the Medical Mutual of Ohio Insurance Advisory Board and was a member of the Institutional Review Board for the Medical College of Ohio. A Charter Member of the Toledo Chapter of the Links, Inc, she twice served as president of the chapter, and as president of the Study Hour Club, one of Toledo's oldest book clubs dedicated to arts and cultural programming in the region. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Faye was also a long-term volunteer with Meals on Wheels. She had a profoundly altruistic and kind heart and modeled the aphorism leadership is service.

A life-long learner, Faye earned bachelors and master's degrees in education (with specializations in public health and gerontology) from the University of Toledo in 1986 and 1988, respectively. Faye was frequently featured in local newspapers as a fundraiser extraordinaire, hostess of special gatherings, lead volunteer and enthusiastic patron of the arts. Truly beautiful inside and out, Faye was a remarkable woman and memorable to all who met her!

Mrs. Fenwick was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Otis and Robbie Ward; her older sisters, Betty Jane Ward Taliaferro and Alice Marie Ward Russell; her older brother, Irvin Kimmons Ward, Sr.; and brother-in-law, Will C. Taliaferro.

She is survived by her loving, attentive and dedicated husband, Dr. Joseph Wyeth Fenwick, III; loving and devoted daughter and sons, Russell, Leslie, John, Jason and Chike (formerly, Justin); daughter-in-law, Willette Akua; son-in-law, H. Patrick Swygert; seven grandchildren, Ileana, Olivia, and Jason (Jr.) Fenwick, Jaelyn and Jenna Fenwick, Jahbari and Amari Akua; and her great grandson, Kaiden Moses.

The Funeral Mass for Mrs. Fenwick will be private and closed to the public due to required COVID restrictions. It will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Gesu Roman Catholic Church where Mrs. Fenwick was a member for nearly 50 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Glenda Faye Ward Fenwick Endowed Scholarship at the Howard University School of Nursing. To share your prayers and thoughts go to NewcomerToledo.com

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Thomas W. Garcher

Thomas W. Garcher, age 91, of Toledo, died peacefully on March 23, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo Campus. Tom was born November 5, 1928 in Akron to the late William V. and Frances Ann (Smuk) Garcher. He graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa with Bachelor of Science degree in animal husbandry. Tom then served in the United States Army from 1950-52. He retired from the City of Toledo after more than 30 years working for the division of environmental services in air and water pollution control.

In his free time, Tom enjoyed golfing, fishing and playing cards, especially euchre and poker. He was also a supporter of the Fairgreen Presbyterian Church and their food pantry; a member of Sylvania Elks Lodge #53; and member of Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 287 in Toledo. Tom was very active in local Masonic organizations including: Rubicon Lodge #237 F&AM (Past Master); Ft. Meigs Chapter #29; Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo; and Zenobia Shrine (Temple Guard, Arab Patrol and Evzones). He will also be remembered for his selfless nature and good sense of humor.

Surviving are his brother in law and sister in law, George and Myrna Benckert; nephew, Arthur (Cathy) Benckert; and close friends, Tom Doktor, Judy Evans and Fran Keith. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Wanda in 2002; and daughter, Elaine Garcher.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and Tom will be laid to rest with his wife in the Chapel of Peace at Toledo Memorial Park.

Contributions in Tom's name are suggested to Zenobia Shrine.

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Sharon M. Gemuenden

Sharon M. Gemuenden, 76, passed away March 9, 2020. She was born August 30, 1943 to Ralph and Grace Lee.

Survived by son, Gerald (Dawn) Gemuenden; grandsons, Alexander and Nicholas; sister-in-law, Nancy Lee; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; and brothers, Gerald and Dennis Lee.

Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Burial will be private at First St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Mr. James Edward Grant

Mr. Grant, 71, passed Monday, March 23, 2020, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. He was a 1967 graduate of the Sylvania High School and was a carpenter for the Local 1138. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean Grant; daughter, Lakishia (LaJuann) Hayes; son, Anthony (Keesha) Huggins and 5 grandchildren.

Funeral Services 11 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2020, at the Deliverance House of God Church, 401 N. Detroit Avenue Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 10 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. Pastor Donald Pressley, Officiant.

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Betty Louise Haas

Betty Louise Haas, 77, of Gainesville, VA, formerly of Perrysburg, OH, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2020 at her home.

She was the beloved wife of Ronald (Ron) Haas who preceded her in death. She was the devoted mother of Julie Miller (Mark), Chip Haas (Wendy), Kevin Haas (Julie), and Karyn Sizemore (Steve). She is also survived by her treasured grandchildren, Tyler, Jackson, Kelly, Natalie, Jake, Brandon, and Abigail. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Evelyn (Harmon) Vajen; and brother Kenneth.

There will be a private interment at Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas, VA. A celebration of Betty's life will take place at a later date.

James B. Hall

12/16/1938 - 03/27/2020

James B. Hall, 81, of Perrysburg, passed away March 27th, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. James was born December 16, 1938 in Blackey, Kentucky to Burneth and Anna (Smith) Hall. He married Neva P. McConnell on November 28, 1964 in Toledo, Ohio and together they shared 55 years together.

James is survived by his wife, Neva; and daughter, Kimberly (Hans) Fraber. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James B. Hall, II.; and siblings, Caldwell Hall and Bernice Stamper. Services will be private. Arrangements by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee, OH. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Marlene Ann Hare

Marlene Ann Hare, age 86, of Toledo, passed away March 25, 2020 at Heatherdowns Rehabilitation and Residential Care Center. Marlene was born May 24, 1933 in Toledo to Roy and Gladys (Butler) LeVally. Marlene was a devoted homemaker to her family. She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.

In addition to her parents, Marlene was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Vernon; son, Gary Hare; sisters, Kay Gosa and Delores Ruby; and brother, Don LeVally. She is survived by her children, Diane (Michael) Skolmowski, Debbie (Dan) Holdren, Dan Hare and Vernon Hare; brother, Denny LeVally, Jr.; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.

Visitation and Services for Marlene will be private due to the current environment surrounding the coronavirus. Please continue to support the Hare family during this difficult time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Humane Society in Marlene's memory.

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Charles William Hinde

Charles Hinde, age 81, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Lakes of Sylvania. Charles was born August 16, 1938 to Vincent and Norma Hinde in Sandusky, OH. He joined the Marines shortly after graduating from Genoa High School, where he played football, and married Rosalie Gates in 1958 while still serving. Charles and Rosalie were both 20 years old when they wed and had 61 wonderful years together as husband and wife. Charles received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Toledo in 1969 and became a CPA shortly after. He worked as a CPA at Price Waterhouse before becoming Chief Accounting Officer of Dana Corp. in 1979.

Charles was an avid runner. He was active with the Toledo Road Runners serving as past-president and was a recipient of the group's Sy Mah Running Award. He participated in twelve marathons throughout the country. Charles was a big football fan, and was especially passionate about OSU football. He loved traveling; especially to Mackinac Island for his grandchildren's birthdays . He volunteered with the Toledo Metroparks as a trail patroller.

Charles is survived by his wife, Rosalie; children, Tom (Kim) of California, Tammy Chianelli of Sylvania, and Tim (Carrie) of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Nicole, Joseph, and Adam Hinde, Jake DeVries and Ronald Frank, III, and Jamie and Nathan Hinde; sister, June Edmonds of Florida; brother, Lee Miller; grand dog, Bison; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and a brother.

Due to the current health pandemic, services for Charles will be held privately for his immediate family. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Lakes of Sylvania for their care and comfort during this difficult time. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Gloria L. Kemp

Gloria L. Kemp, age 90, passed away March 26, 2020 at Bridge Hospice Care Center. She was born July 21, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA to Eugene and Emma (Ammon) Lehr.

Gloria is survived by her daughters, Laurie (Joe) Collins and Linda (Richard) Sulier; grandchildren, Joe Collins, Sarah (Jason) Glazer, Jessica Sulier, Nicole Sulier, Leah Collins (Jess Warnock); great grandchildren and close friends, Gloria Streiffert and Marie Knollman. In addition to her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Henry V. Kemp and brother, Carl Lehr.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for Gloria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Bend Church, The Gideons or Cherry Street Mission in Gloria's memory.

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Michael S. Killion

Michael S Killion, 51, Toledo, died suddenly, Monday March 23rd, 2020 at home.

Michael, "Mike", or "Killion" was born February 7th, 1969 in Toledo, OH and was a lifelong area resident. He was curious and intelligent with a sharp wit and savage sense of humor. He could make anyone laugh. He could be distant and reserved at times, but also warm and kind. He was acutely sensitive to, and protective of, people in need. He was friendly and just seemed to know when meeting someone how to make them feel better, even if only just to be seen and heard by someone else. No one was a stranger.

He was also very creative and had an artist's eye for fine details. At a young age he was fascinated by metalworking and became a certified welder for most of his career. He was a bit of a collector, always looking for new and out of the way antique shops and curiosity shops for items. One of his collections was military pins. He was inspired by both of his grandfather's being veterans of war and although unable to enlist and serve himself due to medical restrictions, he was highly respectful and supportive of all veterans and all active military and civil servicemen. He also loved motorcycles and animals and just being out in nature.

He is survived by mother, Betsy Killion; sister, Michelle (Killion) Sponseller; nephews, Michael and Mitchell Sponseller; uncles and aunts, Michael and JoAnn Killion, Jeffrey and Jan Killion; cousins, Heather (Killion) Slagle and Jason, and Justin Killion.

He is preceded in death by father, Robert W Killion Jr; grandparents, Robert W Killion Sr. and Iona, Paul and Elizabeth Gatten. Also, his many beloved animal friends.

Due to protective health orders statewide, there was only a small gathering of immediate family on Thursday, March 26th, 2020. A memorial service is planned on a date and time to be named later where his cremains will be interred at Toledo Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Northwest Ohio Hemophilia Foundation online@ https://www.hemophilia.org/Community-Resources/Chapter-Directory/Northwest-Ohio-Hemophilia-Foundation. Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Trilby (419-473-1301).

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Kathleen Marie Kline

Kathleen Marie Kline, age 76, of Toledo passed away at home Thursday, March 26, 2020. Kathleen was the 7th of 12 born to John and Martha (Kirkendale) Sheehy on January 2, 1944 in Toledo. She was a 1963 graduate of Waite High School and married Ed Kline in 1964; he preceded her in death September 6, 2015. Kathleen and Ed ran Ed Kline TV for many years. She was a dedicated member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church serving on Altar Rosary and as a Eucharistic minister. She is a current member of Epiphany of Our Lord-St Thomas. Kathleen was a frequent blood donor; supporting the American Red Cross. She loved being with her grandbabies and watching birds.

Kathleen is survived by her children, Jennifer (John) Wilkins, Ed Kline Jr., Amy (Steven) Campbell, Kelly (Matthew) Vanderhorst, Ann (Keith) Laws, and Marie (John) Hornyak; grandchildren, Brian, Cecelia(Andrew), Kaileena, Kyleigh, Nathan, Anthony, Kaylah (Bryce), Cameron (Emily), Colin, Kristen, Sam and Max; great-grandchildren, Bryce, Landon and Grayson; 2 sisters; 4 brothers and many nieces and nephews. Along with her husband; she was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Monday, March 30, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. We request family and friends stay home if they have been sick, are elderly, or have underlying health conditions.

Services will be live streamed at 1:00 p.m. via the Freck Funeral Chapel Facebook page. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Ronald Knorr

Knorr, Ronald E., age 83 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 26, 2020. American Cremation Events, Adrian, OH. As published in The Blade

Kathryn “Kate” Kohler

Kohler, Kathryn “Kate”, age 87 years, of Gibsonburg, OH, passed away March 27, 2020. Herman-Veh Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

Daniel Kolinski Sr.

Daniel Kolinski Sr., born in the Polish Village of Lagrinka to Roman and Frances (Grycza) Kolinski on December 5, 1935, died March 24th, 2020 at home with his family surrounding him with love and prayer.

Dan married Margaret Peters at Gesu Church on July 25, 1957. From this union they had two children, Daniel Kolinski Jr. "D.J." and Jennifer. Their family was Dan's proudest accomplishment and he always worked so hard to provide a good life for them. As far as Dan was concerned, his bride was the most wonderful and beautiful woman in the world. He was right. Together, they had 55 incredible years on this side of heaven.

Dan, along with his wife and children, founded Heritage House Furniture in 1989. He designed and oversaw the building of the showroom on 20 acres in Ottawa Lake, Michigan, where it is thriving to this day. He built a legacy which his children and grandchildren are now successfully running. Prior to this, he and his son, D.J., were kitchen designers, providing the greater Toledo area with the finest in cabinetry.

Faith….faith was the cornerstone to Dan's life, which he passed down to his children and grandchildren. Dan was a devout Catholic and strived to live his faith and continue to grow and learn from it. When in good health, he and Margaret loved their Friday morning Mass time. They had previously lived in Onsted, Michigan and were members at St. Joseph Shrine in Brooklyn.

In the last hours he was surrounded by his children and all thirteen of his grandchildren, ten in person and three on facetime. This man loved his family and he waited until we commended him to the Lord to take his last breath. Dan had suffered and struggled terribly for years with dementia, which stole his mind and personality, but not his heart. In the end, he has won, as the last thirteen days of his life, his memory and mind strengthened as his body deteriorated. This special time was his last gift to his family, and we are eternally grateful

Dan is survived by both of his children, Daniel Kolinski, Jr. and Jennifer Kolinski-Borgstahl; as well as his son in law, whom he loved as a son, Gene Borgstahl. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Michael (Fiancee Nicoleta Borodin), Margaret, MacKenzie, Maxwell, Mary Katherine, Matthias, Daniel, Marek, Bridget, Isabella, Elizabeth, Liam and Martha Rose Borgstahl. Margaret went ahead to Our Lord on September 1, 2012. Dan was also preceded in death by his parents; and a brother Roman R. Kolinski.

His family will be praying a High Requiem Mass to send off his soul. The Mass and burial will be private. Dan's family is grateful to Hospice of Lenawee who helped us care for our Dad and Papa at home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, Temperance, Michigan or Hospice of Lenawee, Adrian.

Mary A. Kowalski

Mary A. Kowalski died on March 25th, 2020 in Bradenton, Florida at the age of 88. Mary was born in Toledo, Ohio on September 8th. 1931. She was the daughter of Mabel (Hoffman) and Harold Lingle. Mary attended Whitney Vocational High School, then earned a bachelor's degree in Library Science and a Masters in Education from the University of Toledo. She volunteered as, and was later employed as a librarian for Lake Schools in Millbury, Ohio until her retirement. After retirement she moved to Holmes Beach, Florida, and volunteered at the Island Library until 2018.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, John Kowalski. She is survived by her three children, Mike Kowalski, Cathie (Bob) Teachout, and Bob (Barb) Kowalski; four grandchildren, Bobby (Teachout), and Justin, Jessica, and Jasmine (Cline).

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Alfred A. Kuns

1930 – 2019

Alfred Andrew Kuns (Al) passed away on December 8, 2019 at the age of 89. Al was born on August 28, 1930 to Harry and Gladys Kuns. He was a very young boy when he lost his father and while he lived with his paternal grandparents for a short time, he truly grew up with his very large family at The Lutheran Orphans and Old Folks Home in East Toledo. The home became a life-long connection to those with whom he stayed in touch and the way he chose to live his long life very simply. Al graduated from Waite High School, enrolled in the Navy and proudly served our country until 1954.

Al worked several years with Urban Gradel Co. along with owning and operating his paint business for many East Toledo residents, most of which he would call a friend by the time the job finished! Al's favorite hobby was tinkering in his workshop with wood kits galore and a close second favorite was a good fishing hole.

Al married Jacqueline (Cannon) in 1958 for a life-union that lasted 61 years. He is survived by his son, Tom (Brenda) Kuns; daughter, Melonie Ayers; grandchildren, Britani (John) Hurley, Drew Kuns, Sean Ayers, Theresa Ayers and great-grandchildren, Brayden, Carson, Eliot, Ireland and Weston Hurley, and several nieces, nephews and neighbors who he and Jackie loved dearly. He preceded in death by his brother, Rev. Robert Kuns.

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Jacqueline R. Kuns

1933 – 2020

Jacqueline Rose Kuns (Jackie) passed away on March 18, 2020 in Northwest Ohio Hospice, Perrysburg. Jackie was born on October 28, 1933 to Ford and Rose (Kopp) Cannon, was the youngest of eight children and the last to survive the Cannon sibling clan.

Jackie attended Macomber-Whitney High School and was Homecoming Queen for her class of 1951. Jackie began working in the food industry for Parklane Hotel and continued with servicing at the Toledo Yacht Club. She later redirected to The Lutheran Old Folks Home as an assistant activities director, but her absolute favorite performance was being home with her four grandchildren for several years. You would have had to be under a rock to miss the red wagon with all four kids tucked in for their daily walks of adventure around East Toledo. Jackie was an excellent cook, loved to bake and was the champion for Sunday homemade chicken noodle soup, her famous rolls, one-of-a-kind potato salad, cookies and apple pie!

Jackie married Alfred (Al) Kuns in 1958 and loved all 61 years until his recent death in December of 2019. She is survived by her son, Tom (Brenda) Kuns; daughter, Melonie Ayers; grandchildren, Britani (John) Hurley, Drew Kuns, Sean Ayers, Theresa Ayers and her great-grandbabies, Brayden, Carson, Eliot, Ireland and Weston Hurley. Her special nieces, nephews and neighbors who stayed close in touch with her that she and Al loved dearly. She preceded in death by all seven siblings.

The family extends our most grateful gratitude to every NW Ohio Hospice nurse, aide, café worker and friendly face that met Jackie with a precious and sincere daily greeting and their tender care during her stay. She felt loved by each of you, and so did we.

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Phyllis Ann Lopez

06/26/1948 - 03/25/2020

Phyllis Ann Lopez passed away March 25, 2020, at the age of 71 after a long battle with ALS. Phyllis was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, to Clifford and Maxine (Mapes) Frost on June 26, 1948. Phyllis was a 1966 Grand Rapids High School graduate. She attended Bowling Green State University and graduated with Bachelors Degree in Education.

Phyllis married Sixto in 1975 at The Weston Church of Christ. Together with their children they enjoyed traveling, sporting events, and loved going on cruises. Phyllis enjoyed experiences and doing as much as she could with her kids. She also enjoyed playing volleyball and spending some great times and fun wine nights with family and friends.

She was passionate about educating others and touched the lives of countless students and staff over the 35 years of teaching at Anthony Wayne Schools and Edison High School. She will be remembered as Frosty and P-Lo by many.

Phyllis enjoyed watching and attending any type of sporting event. She would never pass up a last minute spontaneous trip to travel. Whether it was a trip to Talledega, to the beach, a day trip wine tasting or a trip to NYC she was always up for an adventure with family and friends. She also adored her grandchildren. She was a proud grandmother and enjoyed the special bond she had with her grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, Sixto; two children, Stefanie and Michael (Bethany); two grandchildren, Beckham and Tenley; brother, Larry (Nancy) Frost; sister, Bonnie (Richard) Hartman; brother, Scott (Sue) Frost and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Maxine Frost and sister, Shirley Walls.

Due to the current circumstances the funeral will be private. She will be laid to rest at Weston Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd, Waterville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations to Huntington Bank for a scholarship memorial fund for Beckham and Tenley Lopez, the Ability Center of Greater Toledo or The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter should be considered.

Istvan "Steve" Major

Istvan "Steve" Francis Major, age 90, of Northwood, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Brookdale Senior Living, Cincinnati. He was born on September 22, 1929 in Lobasvereny, Hungary to Jozsef and Katalin (Schieder) Major. Steve served in the Hungarian Army as a Lieutenant of a Tank Division during the Hungarian Revolution. In 1956 he immigrated to Toledo, Ohio and met the love of his life, Leona nee Ozancin, they were married in St. Stephen's Catholic Church, she preceded him in death September 17, 1997. He was a journeyman tool and die maker. Steve owned and operated Regal Tools here in Toledo. Steve was an avid outdoorsman; his prized 13 point deer graced his family's living room for 45 years. He was also a beekeeper, and came to call when Pearson Metropark had a swarm they needed relocated. Steve also enjoyed gardening and fishing, anything that was outdoors.

Steve is survived by his children, Stephen (Kris) Major, Kathleen (Darryl) Kristof, and Joseph Major; grandchildren, Joshua, Katelyn, Christine (Corey), Jennifer (Alex), Sarah, and Adam; great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Olivia. Steve had 3 brothers and a sister.

A Funeral Mass was held with burial at St. Ignatius Cemetery.

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Alan Mendel

01/06/1928 - 03/26/2020

Alan Mendel, age 92, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at his home in Whitehouse, Ohio. He was born on January 6, 1928 in Albany, New York to Benjamin and Ruth Mendel. Alan served in the United States Navy from 1945-1946 with an honorable discharge. He earned his undergraduate degree from Siena College in New York and his Masters from Washington University.

Alan began his career at the State Hospital of Ohio in Toledo as a clinical social worker where he met his wife. He later became a founding professor at the Medical College of Ohio. He was in the department of psychiatry with a private practice in family counseling and teaching medical students. Alan continued working with an emphasis on geriatric counseling, retiring 3 weeks prior to his passing.

Alan enjoyed bike riding on the local trails, reading about history, traveling the world with his wife, laughing with friends and family and walking his dogs.

Alan was married to Adeline for 57 years until her passing in 2011. He is survived by his sons, Philip (Kim), David and Joe (Robyn); grandchildren, Megan (Scott) Cukierski, Amanda (Dave) Skelton, Matt Mendel (son of Dawn), Ryan (Hannah) Mendel, Marina Mendel, Steven Mendel and Andrew Mendel; great grandchildren, Lillian and Micah Mendel and Dylan Skelton. His sister-in-law, Ruth Mendel and many nieces and nephews.

Alan wanted to thank family, friends and co-workers for all their kind thoughts. Per Alan's and the family's wishes there will be a private burial. The family would like to thank the staff from Hospice of Northwest Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be given at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Beverly Jane Metcalf

Beverly Jane Metcalf, dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on March 25, 2020 at the age of 93. Born in Cleveland November 11, 1926 to Elsie and Harold Watson, she moved to Elmore and later Toledo, entering 4th grade at Nathan Hale School. She attended DeVilbiss High School where she joined the band, playing clarinet. There she met Jim Metcalf who also played clarinet. While Jim served in the Navy during World War II, Beverly took business courses and joined the claims department at Traveler's Insurance. After the war they were married in 1946 at Monroe Street Methodist Church where they sang in the Wesleyan Chorus together for 39 years. Beverly treasured her 52 years of marriage with Jim raising four children together while living in several West Toledo neighborhoods.

Beverly worked part-time at The University of Toledo for many years in the bookstore and registration. An avid fan of University of Toledo sports, she attended season football and basketball games with husband Jim and in later years with her sons. She enjoyed gardening, craft projects and going to yard sales to find special items for her grandchildren. Beverly enjoyed all games, especially card games, learning to play bridge during her retired years. A passionate patriot, she displayed the American flag and supported veteran's groups. Beverly was a voracious reader of magazines and newspapers often sending "clippings" to relatives and friends.

Beverly lived at Swan Creek Retirement Village for 12 years where she enjoyed the "small town" atmosphere, activities, and many DeVilbiss grads for talking sports and sharing memories.

Beverly was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, James Clark Metcalf; and her son, Thomas Martin Metcalf. Beverly is survived by her children who will miss her dearly, Lynne (Terry) Stader of Westford, Massachusetts, Richard (Carolyn) Metcalf and James (Gina) Metcalf of Toledo, Ohio; and by her five loving grandchildren, Emily, Aaron, Angela, Julia, James; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family wants to thank the staff of Swan Creek for their care and support. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be given to Swan Creek Life Care Fund mailed to 5916 Cresthaven Lane, Toledo, OH 43614, or American Legion Post 335 with notation to support Veterans UT Book Fund checks sent to Adjutant Sean Harold, 3236 Drummond Rd. Toledo, OH 43606.

Funeral services will be held Saturday April 4 at 1:30pm at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave, followed by internment at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park 4210 W. Central Avenue. While we are currently limiting large gatherings, her family invites you to watch Beverly's funeral service live. Please visit www.ansberg-west.com where a link will be provided on her obituary page. Should you require assistance, please do not hesitate to call the funeral home at 419-472-7633.

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Donna Sue Pennywitt

Donna Sue Pennywitt, age 73, of Toledo, went to her Heavenly home on March 23, 2020 at her residence with beloved family at her side. She was born January 26, 1947 in Huntington, W.Va. to the late William and Sophia (Workman) Hayton and graduated from Huntington High School. Donna was a devoted homemaker and caregiver to her family. She cared for both her mother and father in their times of need and her grandchildren so their parents could work. Family always came first to Donna and she found great joy in traveling home to West Virginia to visit extended family or hosting holiday gatherings at her home. She was quiet and caring and will be most remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Danny "Dan" Pennywitt, with whom she recently celebrated 53 beautiful years of marriage; sons, Sean (Amy) and Chad (Amy) Pennywitt; grandchildren, Ethan, Lillian, Sophia and Payton Pennywitt and Tyler Ireland; special sister-in-laws, Glenna Hensley and Shirley Hayton; brother-in-law, Philip (Karen) Pennywitt; several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Warren Hayton.

A private memorial service was held March 27, 2020 in the Walker Funeral Home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their compassionate care of Donna.

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Marallyn Porter

Marallyn Porter, 92, passed away on March 21, 2020, in the care of Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Marallyn was born in South Bend, Indiana and lived in Toledo with her entire family.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert; her son, Jefferey; her mother, Marcella and her father, Ora Fishback. She will be forever remembered by her sons, Robert and Ronald; her sister, Norma Bodenmiller and her entire family.

At her request, no service will be held. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Northwest, Ohio. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (419-269-1111). Online condolences:

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Donald Duane Raymer

Donald Duane Raymer, age 69, of Temperance, passed away peacefully on the morning of March 27, 2020. He was born June 10, 1950 in Toledo to the late Donald and Bette (Hoover) Raymer. Donald was employed for more than 32 years at General Motors PowerTrain on Alexis in Toledo, Ohio and later enjoyed retirement while spending time with his family.

He was loving, stubborn, ornery and everything in between. His biggest enjoyment was being with his grandchildren and watching them grow. He was a very proud Papa. Donald loved the games of baseball and softball, both playing and coaching. He spent many years coaching softball for Ida, ages 5–13. He had very successful teams, winning the Monroe County Fair Tournament several times. He was passionate and devoted to his teams. He also enjoyed watching and playing hockey. He was a big Calgary Flames fan, and proudly supported his bright red Calgary jacket.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Debra (Snyder); daughters, Julie, Roxanne (Shane), Suzanne (David); nine beautiful grandchildren, Macy, Lillian, David, Donnie, Olivia, Elita, Dylan, Devin, Natalie; sister, Marlene Henderly; and nephews, Ronnie (Tina), Donnie (Charla) and Scott (Monica). He was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law, Beverly Snyder.

The family will be hosting a family gathering at a later date due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The family would like to thank Northwest Ohio Cardiology Consultants, ProMedica Vascular Surgery unit and the workers in the Toledo Hospital SICU staff for assisting with comfort and peace of our dear loved one.

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Susan C. Reau

On March 25, 2020, after spending the day surrounded by family at home, the Lord called Susan home.

April 4, 1932, Susan Carolyn (Bender) Reau was born to Edmund Bender and Mildred (Wegner) Bender. Susan grew up in Old Orchard in Toledo, going to Old Orchard Elementary, DeVilbiss High School and finally graduating from the University of Toledo with a bachelor of education degree. Susan taught 1st grade and kindergarten at South Mason Elementary school for 15 years.

On August 22, 1959, Susan married Kenneth J. Reau, her husband of 60 years. Susan and Ken had two sons, Kenneth (1969) and Kirk (1971). Susan devoted the rest of her life to her family, creating a loving and caring home for her husband and two boys. A stay at home mom, Susan taught her sons how to be good boys, later good men, good husbands and fathers. She dedicated herself to raising her boys as Christian men who cared for those around them and who helped those in need.

A lifelong servant of Christ, Susan taught Sunday school for 40 years, 10 years at Zion Methodist and 30 years at Grace Lutheran. Teaching second graders about Bible stories and the Glory of God was one of her great joys in life.

Susan is preceded in death by her father, Edmund; her mother, Mildred; and her brothe,r David. Susan is survived by her husband, Kenneth; her sons, Kenneth and Kirk; daughters-in-law, Jessica and Lisa; grandchildren, Kenneth, Katheryn (Paul), Keri, Kailey, Kyle, Kendall; and great grandchild, Carson.

There will be a small family service at Grace Lutheran and internment at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that a donation be made in Susan's name to The American Cancer Society. Online condolences to

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Patricia "Pat" Recht

Patricia "Pat" Recht (February 19, 1936-March 24, 2020) was lovingly carried back to Jesus and reunited with her husband Robert "Bob" Recht in Heaven on this day after a long battle with Parkinson's.

She is survived by her two daughters, Kathleen Speer (Thomas) of Katy TX and Cynthia Carmichael (Andrew) of Longmont, CO; along with four grandchildren, Benjamin Speer (Jennifer), Ian Carmichael, Charlotte Carmichael and William Speer; along with four great grandchildren. We are grateful for all of those who assisted in her care these last few years. She has never stopped missing our father and we are blessed to know she is at peace now with the love of her life.

In lieu of flowers or a memorial a donation can be made to the orphanage her grandfather founded-Nazareth Children's Home in North Carolina at NAZCFC.org

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Lee Alan Redmond

Lee Alan Redmond, age 60, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. He was born in Hudson, Michigan on September 28, 1959 to the late Ronald Redmond, Sr. and Alice Julien.

Lee enjoyed his Harley riding and trips with friends, especially his annual trips with JD. He was a human GPS. If asked where he was going, Lee would simply say wherever the suns shining. Lee was a truck driver by profession but loved everything about trucking. He just received his 20 year safe driving award from Pitt Ohio, but prided himself on never having an at fault accident. Lee was a perennial finalist in the annual truck rodeos and was even a National winner. Lee loved his NASCAR, visiting many of the venues, and would stand at the playing of the National Anthem before every race. Lee enjoyed the simple things; Brantley's dimples, greasy spoon restaurants, a sunrise or sunset, watching the snowfall, listening to birds (especially red tailed hawks and eagles), family, and being with friends. Lee was a confirmed bachelor for his entire life. When asked if he would ever marry, he would respond if he found the right person. The right person happened four years ago when he met Kiley and he was never happier.

Lee had many friends and was a light in everyone's eyes when they saw him, even for the first time. Lee had a routine for where he would go, what he would do, and was very predictable. Many of his friends changed their schedules to make sure they were at his daily "spot" when he was. Everyone who knew him will miss Lee.

Left to cherish Lee's memory is his fiancé, Kiley Leasure; son, Brantley Redmond; daughter, Sarah Loving; brothers, David Redmond, Rodney Biddix, Randy Biddix, and Rob Biddix; sister, Connie Heveron. Lee was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Ronald Redmond, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either of Lee's favorite two charities: St Jude's Hospital and Brantley's College Fund.

Due to the present circumstances, services for Lee will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel (419 473 0300). To share memories and condolences with Lee's family please visit our website.

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Ralph William Schneider

Ralph William Schneider, 93, passed away peacefully, March 24, 2020. He leaves behind his loving wife, Dorothy; three children, Steven(Melody), Debra Wilson (Mark) and Carol Howell; grandsons, Bradley, Todd, and Jay Schneider and Zachary Wilson; great grandson, Braden Schneider. He is also survived by his two stepdaughters, Carol Kandah (Dan) and Linda Krumm(Rick) and their families. He was preceded in death by five siblings, Eleanor Miller, Loretta Rossow, Arthur Schneider, Walter Schneider and Ruth Schneider.

Ralph was a World War II Veteran, serving in the 90th Infantry Division of George Patton's Third Army. He was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He graduated from Michigan State College in 1949. He spent the majority of his career with Willy's Overland, Kaiser Jeep Corp., and AM General Corp. in Government Contract Administration, supplying Military Jeeps and Trucks as well as Post Office vehicles. He was instrumental in the design, development and acquisition of the HMMWV, Humvee. He was a faithful member and leader of various Lutheran congregations over his entire life.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 201 Elm Street Northville, MI.48167 and the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) 30905 Plymouth Livonia, MI. 48150 - Chapter 114. On line sympathy message at www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

Dennis Mead "Denny" Schorling

Dennis Mead "Denny" Schorling, age 77, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. He was born October 23, 1942 in Toledo to Leonard and Wilma Dolores (Irons) Schorling. Denny grew up in the Old West End and graduated from Libbey High School in 1960. He then joined the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Korea. During his service, he earned his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and was an Army boxing champion. Passionate about studying medicine, Denny put his acquired knowledge to good use serving as a Clinical Psychologist in the Army.

A member of MENSA, Denny was highly intelligent, confident, and had a strong sense of orderliness. He loved reading, playing Sudoku, fishing and hunting. He was a railroad engineer for 40 years, retiring from CSX in 2003.

Denny is survived by his wife, Alice Gerding-Schorling; brothers, Richard (Joan) and Ronald Schorling; nephew, Timothy (Judith) Schorling; step-children, Scott (Robin) Gerding, Andrea (David) Mingione, Rebecca Collins, Roberta Snider, Michael Gerding, and David (Kathryn) Gerding; and numerous step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Doris Schorling; and nephew, Christopher Schorling.

Due to the current restrictions from the healthcare crisis, services will be private. Denny will be laid to rest at Toledo Memorial Park.

Contributions in Denny's memory may be made to the Ability Center, 5605 Monroe St. Sylvania, OH 43560.

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George W. Sitzenstock

George W. Sitzenstock, "Dude", passed away March 11, 2020. He was born December 27, 1970 in Toledo to Sara (Stevens) and the late Robert P. Sitzenstock.

Known as Dude to most, he loved the outdoors and tinkering on anything. He spent many hours on the Maumee River either fishing, walking his dog, looking for artifacts or riding in his antique wooden boat.

Dude graduated from the University of Toledo in Geology, finished his Architecture Degree at St. Lawrence and a degree from the Harvard School of Design. He worked with his father at Sitzenstock & Associates and was a consultant at Westfield Design.

Dude was preceded in death by his father, Robert P., his older brother, Robert E.; and an older sister Heidi I. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Sara (Sally); his sisters, Durann "Gigi", Synda (Gary Heikkinen) Kentucky, Stephanie (Mike Sindel) Defiance; his niece, Pauliann; and nephew, Christopher.

There will be a service held in his memory once the health scare is over. To be informed of the service, please email sesindel@yahoo.com or leave a message on the funeral home's website. Any memorial donations may be made in his name to Cub Scout Pack 75 (655 Wayne St. Defiance, OH) or to the Lucas County Humane Society. To leave a special message for Dude's family, please visit:

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Eloise M. Smith

Smith, Eloise M., age 85 years, of Pioneer, OH, passed away March 27, 2020. Thompson Funeral Home, Pioneer, OH. As published in The Blade

Gretchen Louise Stout-Schiller

Gretchen Louise Stout-Schiller, 60, formerly of Maumee, Ohio, entered eternal life on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at her sons home in Philo, IL after a 11-month battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held later this summer in Maumee, OH with a visitation prior to the service. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, with arrangements being handled by Freese Funeral Home of Tolono, Illinois.

Gretchen was born on November 1, 1959 in Toledo, Ohio to John and Janet Stout. She graduated from Maumee High School in 1978.

Gretchen married David Schiller on April 16, 1977. While most grow up dreaming of careers, Gretchen wanted most to be a mom. That dream was fulfilled four times, Jason (Erin) born in 1977, Vanessa, stillborn in 1978, Sarah born in 1980, and Kyle (Lauren) born in 1985. Gretchen loved being a mom. She delighted in making birthdays special, baking her famous frosted sugar cookies, and she absolutely loved Christmas with family. As much as she loved being a mom, she perfected being Mimi to six grandchildren; Will, Charlotte, Elsa, Seton, Abram, and Samuel (expected in August). She was fun and silly (how she prefers to be remembered by her grandkids) and loved life. Her joy was contagious.

Gretchen enjoyed sewing and crafts, gifting all who knew her with creations made with love. Her faith in Jesus Christ was the bedrock of her life, getting her through the most difficult days. She was active in the church and shared her faith with all who would listen.

Gretchen is survived by her mother, Janet Stout of Maumee, OH; children Jason (Erin) Schiller of Philo, IL, Sarah Schiller of Lone Rock, WI, Kyle (Lauren) Schiller of Bentonville, AR; siblings, Eileen (Gary) Tolson, Pam (Tom) Walker, Kim (Mark) Boardman, John (Britt) Stout, and Derek (Stacie) Stout; aunt, Sue Schoettley and uncle, Dick Stout; many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave; daughter, Vanessa; father, John Stout; grandparents, Norman and Vera Raitz and Raymond and Margaret Stout; and aunts, Norma Davidson and Thelma Sautter. She looked forward to being with them again.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to South Sudan Education Mission, the organization started by her loved bonus son Paul Both. The family of Gretchen wishes to thank Carle Hospice for their tender and loving care.

Charles "Chuck" Stroh

March 19, 1938 - March 14, 2020

Charles (Chuck) Stroh, until recently of Cape Coral, died Wednesday, March 14th, 2020, in the care of Hope Hospice of Ft. Myers, from complications of pneumonia.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Katherine Stroh; his sister, Barbara Shannon and his son, Daniel. He is survived by his wife, Lois; sister, Carol Kemp; sons, Steven (Tina) and Mark (Diane); daughter-in-law, Molly; step sons, William, Stephen and Stewart Young, and five grandchildren, Merideth, Alexander, Katherine, Cole and Mason.

Chuck was born in Sewickley, PA, on March 19, 1938. He graduated from Wittenberg College in Springfield, Ohio, where he was active in his fraternity Phi Kappa Psi. After graduation, he became involved in the newspaper industry, both as an owner of his own paper and as production manager of the Toledo Blade, the daily paper of Toledo, Ohio.

He retired from The Blade after 28 years. He and Lois moved to Florida in 1996, where they were members of Faith Presbyterian Church.

Chuck was a loyal Pittsburgh Steeler fan and a lover of the outdoors. His fondest memories are of his summers spent in Canada with his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Faith church or Hope Hospice. A family service will be planned at a later date when Chuck's ashes will be released into the Gulf of Mexico.

Deion Michael Sullivan

March 18, 1992 - March 25, 2020

Deion Michael, 28, was born March 18, 1992 in Toledo, OH to Darryl L. Sr. and Caprice Sullivan. He departed this life on March 25, 2020 at 8:51 a.m.

He attended Cherry and Wernert Elementary. He enjoyed playing sports, football, basketball, and baseball. Deion was baptized when he was 21 years old.

Deion was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louis and Cleora Dixon and LeRoy Sullivan. Deion will forever be missed by his parents, Darryl and Caprice Sullivan; siblings, Chaee Dixon, Perry Venson, Christopher Dixon, Darryl LeRoy Sullivan Jr.; grandmother, Dorothy Jeffers; nephew, Little Chris; nieces, Eisley and Zoei; a host of other loving relatives and dear friends.

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Marilyn Sycz

1936 – 2020

Marilyn Mae (Pyle) Sycz, age 83, passed away on March 23, 2020, at her residence in Kingston of Sylvania, Sylvania, Ohio, after a long battle with a rare pulmonary illness.

Marilyn was born on April 14, 1936, to the late June (Thompson) and Harrison Pyle, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania and grew-up in the the coal-mining town of Coy, Pennsylvania.

She attended Laura Lamar High School in Homer City, Pennsylvania and upon graduating in 1954, ventured to Boston, Massachusetts, where she supported herself by working in the secretarial pool at the First National Bank of Boston.

A short time later, Marilyn joined her parents and siblings in Ravenna, Ohio, where she worked as a secretary in the Portage County Courthouse. While residing there she met the love of her life, Walter Sycz. They met by fate on Main Street in Ravenna and he asked for her number. On April 19, 1958, they married and four years later she chose to stay at home to rear and enjoy their two wonderful daughters. Marilyn then spent the next twenty-seven years as an emergency room admitting secretary at Robinson Memorial Hospital, where she thoroughly enjoyed working and created many friendships.

Marilyn is survived by daughters, Denise (Steve) Nolder of Columbus, Ohio, Karen (Dan) Brickner of Sylvania, Ohio; granddaughter, Danielle Brickner and step-granddaughter, Alie Nolder.

She and Walt had a wonderful retirement which was sprinkled with trips to Las Vegas, time spent with family and friends at their vacation home in Lake Norman, North Carolina, exploring their love of "flea-marketing" and making special memories with their granddaughter, Danielle.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her husband, Walter; brother, Eben Pyle; brother-in-law, Bob Webb and sister-in-law, Jean (Honker) Pyle.

Special thanks to Dr. Thomas McAlear, Dr. Arlette Aouad, Dawn DeFalco of Ohio Living, Kingston Residence of Sylvania, ProMedica Hospice and Pastor Al Swartz of Grace Lutheran Church for the outstanding care and compassion they provided.

A memorial service in honor of Marilyn is planned for a future date. Arrangements by the Thos. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home. (419)531-4424.

www.wisniewskifuneral.net

Rena M. Trautman

Trautman, Rena M., age 92 years, of South Point, OH passed away March 27, 2020. Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

Andrew "Andy" Traxler

Andrew Joseph Glen Traxler, age 39, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at his home. He was born on August 1, 1980 in Toledo, Ohio and attended Waite High School. Andy was an avid Superman, Green Bay Packers and Yankees fan. He loved playing video games, playing cards-especially Euchre with his brother, music-especially Mumford and Sons, and most of all socializing. He loved jokes, trivia and was full of random facts. Making people laugh brought Andy much joy and happiness. Andy was active with International Type 1 Diabetic groups and raising awareness for JDFR Foundation. While Andy battled through lifelong illnesses, his heart overflowed with love for his family, friends and his Catholic faith. His family will cherish memories of not only his love he extended daily, but his kindness, sense of humor and wit.

Andy is deeply loved and will be dearly missed by his siblings, Christina (Jeff) De Selms, Stephen (Lisa) Traxler, and Barbara (Nelson) Munoz; nieces and nephews whom he adored greatly, Megan, Bryan, Chelci, Teagan, Madisyn, Isabella, Gabriella, Alexander, Leland, Declan, and Nelson; special friend, Alison Hill and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Andrew has joined his parents, Marshall and Roberta Traxler who preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at a later date for Andy's family and friends to join together and celebrate his life.

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Asdghig Tutelian

Asdghig (Shakarian) Tutelian, wife of Mr. Edward Tutelian of Sylvania Ohio, passed away on March 22, 2020.

Asdghig was born in Cairo, Egypt of Armenian parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vehazoun Shakarian. She was raised in Alexandria, where she attended Armenian school and graduated from the Sacred Heart English Girls School. Asdghig came to the United States in 1956 as a student. She attended Pacific Bible Institute in Fresno CA and the San Francisco Music Conservatory, later graduating from the Faculty of Music of the University of Toronto, Canada. Right after graduation, she received a contract from the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York, NY and was a chorister for three seasons. It was in New York, where she met and married her future husband in 1969 and moved to Toledo.

Locally, for several years she gave several solo recitals at the Toledo Museum of Art, sang with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Company and in several Summers opera festivals in Hamilton Ontario. Her last professional performance was in Toledo with the Westgate Dinner Theater, singing the role of Bloody Mary in South Pacific.

As her professional singing came to a close, she began to write, and eventually published a book about her life story entitled, "My Life's Journey".

Asdghig was a very much-loved teacher for 35 years at Maumee Valley Country Day School, giving private lessons in voice and piano to students from Kindergarten to Seniors in High School.

Happily married to Edward, together they enjoyed classical concerts, operas and traveled the States, Canada and internationally.

Asdghig was a great inspiration to family, friends and even strangers and always had a joyful outlook on life regardless of all the trials she faced. She always had words of encouragement and wisdom to those who were feeling down and going through hard times. Her faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was unshakable.

Asdghig is survived by her husband, Edward Tutelian; sisters, Pailig Hanenian, Hasmig Hovsepian (Hovsep), Marie Shakarian, Elise Guekguezian(Bedros); sister in law, Anahid Tutelian, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. We shall thoroughly miss her.

Funeral will be private and handled by Blanchard-Straber Funeral Home, 1163 West Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH.

Should you wish to honor her memory, you may donate to:

The Armenian Missionary Association, Orphans' Fund, 31 West Century, Paramus, NJ 07652 or a charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences:

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Marilyn "Jean" (Baldwin) Vandenbusche

Marilyn "Jean" Vandenbusche, age 87, of Blissfield, Michigan, entered into eternal life, Friday morning, March 27, 2020, at Lenawee Medical Center, under the care of Hospice. She was born, September 18, 1932 in Adrian, Michigan to George and Edna (Greenwald) Baldwin. Jean was a 1950 graduate of Adrian High School, and on December 27, 1952, she married Henry B. Vandenbushe. He preceded her in death on November 2, 2018.

Jean was a member of Light of Christ Parish in Blissfield, Michigan. She was a very supportive housewife and helped Henry manage the family farm. Known as a exceptional cook, she kept the hired hands and family well fed. She spent long hours tending to her large garden and the canning of vegetables that all went along with it. Jean was an avid reader, and she looked forward to spending many winters with her husband Henry in Seminole, Florida, and together they enjoyed boating and fishing.

Jean will be greatly missed by her daughters, Deb (Dan) Bailey, Darlene (Steve) McClain and Lori (Mote) McDonnell; grandchildren, Steven (Amanda) Burgermeister, Brian McClain (Michelle Brockway), Jennifer (Jason) Root, Emily McDonnell, and Lucas McDonnell; step-grandchildren, Holly Bailey-Deeds and Jolie Bailey; great-grandchildren, Kenley and Braxton Burgermeister and Blake and Lillian Root; as well as her sisters and brothers-in-law, Lillian Loeffler, Rose Vandenbusche, Norman (Patricia) Vandenbusche, Jane Gillen and Larry Vandenbusche; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband of 66 years, Henry, Jean was preceded in death by her parents; step-granddaughter, Lyndi Bailey; and her siblings and their spouses, Evelyn (Paul) Kast, Elwood (Arlene) Baldwin, Richard (Myrna) Baldwin, George (Ida) Baldwin and Patricia (Bob) Miller.

Private services for the family will be held at Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, Ohio, with Father Jeffrey Poll presiding. Interment will follow at Amboy Township Cemetery. A public memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee, 1903 Wolf Creek Hwy., Adrian, MI 49221 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at:

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Eleanor V. Williams

Eleanor V. Williams, 85, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away March 21, 2020, at the Laurels of Toledo. Eleanor was born in Curtice, Ohio, on April 16, 1934, to Frederick and Flora Yohnke. She worked at Libbey Glass and Pilkington as a security guard. Alter living throughout the United States, she made her home at Deluxe Mobile Home Park in Walbridge, Ohio, for the past 20 years.

She is survived by her son, Charles S. (Cathleen) Shaner; sister, Irene (Gary) Traver and step sister, Marilyn Laviolette (friend Richard Zink); cousin, Frances Cousino; grandchildren, Thomas Shaner, Charles A. (Melissa) Shaner and Christy (Eric) Richards; great-grandchildren, Spencer Richards and Connor Richards; nephews and nieces, Martha Shaner, Deborah Traver, Kari (Brian) Jenke, Matthew Shaner; and grandnephews, Joseph Shaner and Cody Shaner. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jonathon, who died before his first birthday; and sisters, Betty (Elton) Shaner and Evelyn Yohnke.

Burial will be in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Mr. Nathan Willis, Sr.

Mr. Nathan Willis, Sr.

Nathan Willis Sr., 89, peacefully transitioned from this life on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Franciscan Care Center. Nathan graduated from Waite High School. He went on to serve our country in the United States Army where he served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1954. He was longtime member of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church until the time of his death. Throughout his membership, he acted in numerous capacities, including the Commodities Committee. Nathan was a spirited man, unafraid to voice his thoughts on politics or any other topic. But he was a man of action, not just words. He was a lifetime member of the NAACP, a member of the Boy Scouts, volunteered at Christ the King, a past Potentate of Mecca Temple #1, and a member of Triumph Lodge #23. He was a devoted provider working at Champion Spark Plug for 23 years, Roadway Services, Hunt's Wesson Foods, and Lucas County Sheriff's Department, where he retired as a corrections officer. Nathan was preceded in death by wife, Cenia M. Willis and daughter, Candace Willis.

He is survived by son, Nathan (Martha) Willis, Jr.; daughter, Charssie Willis; grandchildren, Phillip and Priscella Willis and 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Gwendolyn Fox, Evelyn Jones, Earnestine Johnson, and Judy Howard. Aunt, Joy Taylor; lifelong friends, Frankie Glover, L.V. Sledge Sr., John Rambus, Charles Russell Sr.

Funeral Services 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1401 Hoag Street, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 10 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. Pastor Raymond G. Bishop, Jr., Officiant.

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Patt Wonser

Patt Wonser, age 84, of Toledo, passed away March 21, 2020, at St. Anne's Mercy Hospital. Patt was born September 30, 1935, in Toledo to Daniel and Elsie (Stemmer) Ryan. She has lived in Florida for the last several years and enjoyed spending time in Toledo with her family.

In addition to her parents, Patt was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Norman Wonser; brother, Daniel Ryan, Jr. She is survived by her children, Denny (Teresa Harris) Wonser, Sheila Borowski, Vikki (Jim) Bucher, Kevin (Bethann) Wonser, brother, Jerry Ryan; grandchildren, Jennie, Lisa (Ryan), Michael (Michelle), Jackie, Cody, Kyle, Joshua, Emily (Dave), Ashley (Jeff), Matthew and eight great grandchildren.

Patt was known to be a great St. Patty's day hostess while serving her Jigs dinner. She enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with friends and family. Patt loved to eat out with the White Tower Girls and the McDonald's group. She loved animals, especially her cats, the neighborhood squirrels and wild birds. The time she looked forward to the most was the times she spent with her grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. Osowik for her care and support. Deepest gratitude to our sister, Sheila, for always helping Mom since our father passed.

In accordance with Patt's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in Patt's memory.

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

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March 28, 2020

Diana J. Binder

Binder, Diana J., age 77 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away March 26, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Leona M. Buetow

Buetow, Leona M., age 92 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 26, 2020. Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, OH. As published in The Blade

Larry Rae Hensley

Hensley, Larry Rae, age 32 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 25, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Edward Manor

Manor, Edward, age 92 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away March 27, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Donnan Ernest Marten

Marten, Donnan Ernest, age 98 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away March 27, 2020. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Pemberville, OH. As published in The Blade

Janet W. Viers

Viers, Janet W., age 92 years, of Temperance, MI, passed away March 26, 2020. Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

March 27, 2020

Michael Depew

Depew, Michael, age 55 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 23, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Kasey Lorraine Luther-Ellis

Luther-Ellis, Kasey Lorraine, age 44 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 21, 2020. Neville-Shank Funeral Home, Holland, OH. As published in The Blade

March 26, 2020

Eveline R. Baumgartner

Eveline R. Baumgartner, age 96, died Monday March 23, 2020, at the Wotring Home Adult Care Center, where she had lived for many years. She was born in Toledo on September 12, 1923, to Bert and Rose (Lawecki) Glesmer. She had been employed at many places including the Jeep Corp. during World War II. Tiedtke's, Arlan's, Champion Spark Plug and finally at Hawkins School, working in the cafeteria for nine years and retiring in 1985. Eveline was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church since 1952.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred "Roy" Baumgartner; two sisters, three brothers and son, Dennis Baumgartner.

Surviving is her son, Gerald and his wife Peggy, Portland, OR; daughter-in-law, Gail Baumgartner, Toledo, OH; four grandchildren, Gregory, Woodland, WA, Douglas, Salem, OR, Mathew Toledo, OH, Angela, Perrysburg, OH; and nine great grandchildren.

Private viewing will be held for family and invited guests on Friday, March 27, 2020, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Thos. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 North Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH 43615. A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Little Flower Catholic Church with viewing available livestream at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020, at www.littleflowertoledo.org. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to the church.

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Gary L. Fitch

Fitch, Gary L., age 71 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away March 22, 2020. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH. As published in The Blade

Richard C. Fuller

Fuller, Richard C., age 72 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away March 22, 2020. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH. As published in The Blade

Charles Anthony Holloway

Dr. Charles A. Holloway passed away on March 24, 2020 at the age of 83. He leaves his loving wife, Carol (Haynes) Holloway; his four children, Julie (Isabelle), C. Steven, Mark (Mary), and Mary (Paulino); as well as two grandchildren, Ashley and Jessica Holloway. He is survived by sister, Ruth Stafford; and brother, Robert Holloway. The son of Mildred and H. Seymour Holloway, Charles was born June 18, 1936 in Monclova, Ohio and attended Anthony Wayne High School. He met his wife, Carol, while in High School and they were married on Flag Day, June 14, 1958. He was Anthony Wayne High School 1954 senior class president and played for the Generals football and baseball teams.

After graduation, he attended Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo in preparation for dental school. He was accepted to The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and excelled in dental school, while his wife Carol worked nights as a nurse at White Cross hospital in Columbus. After graduation in 1961, he returned to northwest Ohio and practiced with Dr. Robert Bowman in Swanton, Ohio. After 2 years in partnership, he opened his own dental practice in Whitehouse, the first in the Anthony Wayne area. It was his dream to serve the community were he grew up and he practiced in Whitehouse, Ohio for 42 years. He was active in the Toledo Dental Society and American Cerebral Palsy Association.

An avid Buckeye fan, he closely followed Ohio State football and basketball each season. Charles was an avid hunter and fisherman, sharing his love of outdoor activities with his life-long high school friends, Joe Montion and Walter Studer.

Dr. Holloway spent his retirement doing these favorite activities until a stroke in 2011. He was cared for through his declining years by his devoted wife, Carol. Let us remember him for his contributions to our community and the friend he was to all he met.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a private burial. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Diabetes Association or The Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, Whitehouse, OH. To leave a memory or condolence please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Joseph H. Kolb

Kolb, Joseph H., age 78 years, of Wauseon, OH, passed away March 25, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Katherine "Katie" Marguerite McConaughy

Katherine "Katie" Marguerite McConaughy, age 41, of Columbus, went to join her Savior on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Former associate NetJets; former member Church of the Cross United Methodist Church.

Survived by parents, Steve and Diana Borden McConaughy of Marysville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to New Life Church Gahanna, 3690 N Stygler Road, Gahanna OH 43230. Underwood Funeral Home, Marysville.

www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

Allen "Tony" E. McCulley

Allen "Tony" E. McCulley, age 60, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 16, 1959, to the late Robert Savoy and Emma Jackson.

Tony attended Woodward HIgh School and worked at St. Vincent Hospital in Central Supply.

He leaves to cherish his memory; children, LaToneya (Terrell Tyree) McClain, Tyron (Shameka) McCulley and Kimora Knight; sisters, Brenda Teagle and Linda (Tony) Heckard; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Family will be receiving guests from 11:00 A.M. to 12 Noon on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Road Toledo, Ohio 43623 (419 473 0300). Funeral Services will be begin at 12 Noon at the funeral home.

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

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Ruth F. Mudryk

Ruth F. Mudryk, 91, of Toledo, OH, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 in Bay Park Hospital. She was born February 11, 1929, in Maumee, OH, to the late Frank P. and Grace (Seeley) Jones. She was a 1949 graduate of Pemberville High School. On October 14, 1950, she married Steve Mudryk who preceded her in death on December 3, 1988. Ruth was employed with Commercial Mowing and later retired from Jobst Institute in 2004. She was a member of Main St. Church in Walbridge since 1955, but also attended Lemoyne Baptist Church in Lemoyne, Ohio.

Ruth was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandy McKomis; and siblings, Doris Pickett, Wesley Jones, Elma Freeman, Evelyn Biddle, Ileen Barrett, Lucille West, and Barbara Juergens.

A private service will be at Witzler Shank Funeral Home in Walbridge. (419-666-3121). Rev. Tom Caldwell will officiate the service. Burial will be in the Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Those wishing to give contributions are asked to consider gifts to Main St. Church in Walbridge or Lemoyne Baptist Church in Lemoyne. An online register book is also available. Condolences may be made directly to the family by visiting www.witzlershankfh.com

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Justin Server

Sever, Justin, age 29 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 23, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Patrick Smith

Smith, Patrick, age 62 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away March 24, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Kathleen Ann Stephens

Stephens, Kathleen Ann, age 75 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away March 24, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Mr. Herman Stokes, Jr.

Herman Stokes, Jr., 81 of Toledo, Ohio passed away suddenly surrounded by family, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Herman was an exceptionally skilled self-employed general contractor, contributing to many homes, additions, garages, churches and buildings throughout the City of Toledo. He leaves to cherish his gentle spirit, 6 children; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Union Grove Baptist Church, 3232 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 12 noon Family Hour/Wake. Pastor J. L. Spears, Officiant.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Hickman Cancer Center. https://giving.promedica.org/flower

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James T. Weaver

Weaver, James T., age 74 years, of Genoa, OH, passed away March 19, 2020. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH. As published in The Blade

Allen Williams

Allen A. Williams, 71, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020. He was born in Jackson, MS, to Rev. Reuben and Bessie Williams.

Surviving is his wife, Sharon; son, Vann, Christopher; daughters, Gwennetta, Antoinette and Shaunte.

Due to COVID-19 services are private. The House of Day Funeral Service.

Gary Allen Williams

October 26, 1949 - March 21, 2020

Gary Allen Williams, 70, departed this life on March 21, 2020, peacefully. Gary was born on October 26, 1949, in Norfolk, VA to the union of Anthony and Jessie Mae Williams.

Gary retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. He loved to travel and eat at the finest restaurants.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Jannie; his children, Dr. April M. Williams of Katy, Texas, Dehart (Sandra) Williams of Columbus, Ohio, Wanda (Rev. Thomas) Bell of Toledo, Ohio; four grandchildren, Chynna Houston, Bria Johnson, Brianna Johnson, and Papa's baby, Nyla Bell; four siblings, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, services are private.

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Mr. Nathan Willis, Sr.

Mr. Willis, Sr., 89, passed Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Franciscan Care Center. He was a graduate of the Morrison R. Waite High School, served in the Korean War and was a corrections officer for the Lucas County Sheriff's Department prior to retirement. He was preceded in death by wife, Cenia M. Willis; and daughter, Candace Willis. He is survived by son, Nathan (Martha) Willis, Jr.; daughter, Charssie F. Willis; grandchildren, Phillip and Priscella Willis; 3 great grandchildren; and 4 sisters. Funeral Services 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1401 Hoag Street, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 10 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. Pastor Raymond G. Bishop, Jr., Officiant.

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March 25, 2020

Kenneth H. Balduff

Kenneth Harold Balduff, age 89, passed away at home in Sylvania Township, Ohio on March 22, 2020 surrounded by his children. Due to the current circumstances the funeral will be private. He will be laid to rest at Restlawn Memorial Park, joining his wife of 67 wonderful years, Joyce. A celebration of his life will be planned for a later date.

Kenneth was born in Toledo, Ohio to Albert and Ruby Balduff on June 18, 1930. After graduating from Lake High School in 1948, he joined the Air Force. During this time, Kenneth married Joyce Lorene Poole on December 29, 1951 and fathered six children. As the family grew, they got to experience parts of the United States and Asia through the Air Force and were stationed in South Dakota, Texas, New York, Japan, Massachusetts and South Korea. Upon retirement from the Air Force in 1969, Kenneth and Joyce set down permanent roots in Lake Township, Ohio, where they lived for 42 years. The pair moved to the current family home in Sylvania Township in 2012.

After retiring from the Air Force in 1969, Kenneth continued to lead a life of working in uniform. After short stints on the Chessie Railroad and Haughton Elevators, he worked various jobs as a security guard until he landed a position at Toledo Hospital. After retiring from Toledo Hospital, he went to work at Owens Corning until he retired permanently in 1995.

Kenneth had many passions that he filled his life with. While in the Air Force he loved to work on airplanes and fly. After buying his first home, he found that he enjoyed maintaining it and could often be found mowing his lawn or working in his garage. He also enjoyed spending time with his children and would go to visit them wherever they were in the world. He was an active member in the church and participated in the Feed Your Neighbor program and the choir. He loved to sing and could often be found quietly humming to himself. As much joy he found in these activities, there was nothing in his life that he loved more than his wife. Kenneth's love for Joyce was deeper than the ocean and will last longer than time itself. She was the love of his life, and he made sure that she knew it, telling her multiple times every day.

Left to love and remember Kenneth are his daughters, Sheila (Joseph) Lisk, Sharon Woodward and Elaine (Clinton) Gohl; and sons, Michael (Bonnie) Balduff, Wayne (Carolyn) Balduff and Paul (Laurie) Balduff. In addition, there are 24 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews too numerous to count.

Kenneth was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Ruby Balduff; brother, Clifford (Lillian) Balduf; sister, Marian (Harold) Schwamburger; brother, Carl (Rasma) Balduff; granddaughters Janett Lisk and Sarah Balduff; and grandsons, Kevin Woodward, Michael Balduff Jr, Brian Balduff and Jay Antles; and son-in-law John Woodward.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kenneth's memory can be made to Wesley United Methodist Church to be applied toward the completion of the handicapped ramp and door.

Arrangements are by Witzler-Shank Funeral Home 701 N. Main St. Walbridge, Ohio 43465 419-666-3121. Those planning an expression may sign the online register book or leave a message at www.witzlershankfh.com.

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Shirley A. Barnes

Shirley A. Barnes, 85, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away March 20, 2020, in Genacross Lutheran Services Wolf Creek. Shirley was born on November 26, 1934, in Toledo, Ohio, to Albert and Irene (Stover) McIlrath. Shirley worked for the Toledo Public School System as a Lunch Mom at Harvard Elementary, retiring in 1984.

Shirley was preceded in death by brother, Albert McIlrath Jr. and grandson, Bryce Kramer. Surviving is her loving husband of 67 years, Bryce Barnes Sr; son, Bryce (Sonya) Barnes Jr.; daughter, Linda (Mark) Shifflett; grandchildren, Amanda (Brett) Freyer, Kyle (Lindsey) Kramer, Katelyn Kramer; great-grandchildren, Grayson and Lucas Freyer, Colson and Tripp Kramer.

Visitation and Funeral services will be private for the family only. Interment will be held in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd at Byrne Rd.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please view and sign Shirley's condolence page at berstickerscottfuneralhome.com

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Vernon J. Basilius

06/19/1932 - 03/20/2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Vernon J. Basilius. He passed away March 20, 2020, at Aspen Grove, surrounded by his family at the age of 87. He was born June 19, 1932, to Otto and Marie Basilius in Toledo. Vern was a graduate of Macomber High School, Class of 1950. He honorably served his country in the Navy during the Korean Conflict and recently was a proud participant on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Vern joined his father working at Basilius Tool Co. and operated the business with his family until his retirement. Vern's father, Otto also passed along a profound love of music to his son at an early age. They played together in a band called Edelweiss. Vern was a gifted entertainer, playing the banjo and guitar as well singing and yodeling. He performed in a German band called the Tiroler's as well as with his Irish friend John Connolly. He also enjoyed helping Jack, Jeff and Hans with the German American Hour, Sunday morning radio show. Vern was proud of his heritage and worked tirelessly to build the G.A.F Society, he relished the time he spent at Oak Shade Grove and at the German American Festival. He and his son, Chris were active in Indian Guides together and will be "pal's forever" He enjoyed going to movies at the Jesse James Drive In, traveling to Sanibel Island and Disney World and listening to Glen Campbell. An avid golfer, he was "lucky" enough to have a hole in one. He will be remembered as a dedicated husband and father, who was hardworking, honest and a true gentleman, who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Vern is survived by his daughter, Kimberly (Dewey Ayers) Czerniak; son, Christopher (Terry) Basilius; grandsons, Chad, Jacob and Jordan Czerniak and Jason, Josh and Jacob Opaczewski and special friend, Amy Pullen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; brother, Donald W. Basilius and sister, Carol Keiser.

Special thanks to Aspen Grove and ProMedica Hospice for the exceptional care given to Vern.

Due to the Covid-19 gathering restrictions, services will be private, however a livestream for viewing the service online will be available at https://vimeo.com/399927211, 12:00p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020. A celebration of Vern's life will be held at a later date. He will be interred in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences for his family may be expressed online at

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Margaret H. Bates

Bates, Margaret H., age 77 years, of Wauseon, OH, passed away March 24, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Arvilla "Billie" Bednarik

Arvilla "Billie" Bednarik, age 90, formerly of Oak Harbor and later Genoa, OH, passed away to be with the Lord on March 17, 2020. She was born March 6, 1930, in the "Frenchtown" area near Oak Harbor, OH, to Michael and Alma (Cutcher) LaFountain. Billie graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1948. She was employed for 8 years by the Philco Corporation, Sandusky, OH.

Billie married Karl Bednarik in 1955 in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Oak Harbor, where she was a member for over 70 years. Billie was a devoted and loving wife and mother. Her constant loving care and support for her husband, daughters, and sons-in-law was always evident. Billie will be remembered for her lovely blue eyes, bright smile, ready laughter, sense of humor and kindness. She was an example of honesty, generosity and compassion for others. Billie was deeply religious and her prayerfulness was admirable. She will be dearly missed.

Billie enjoyed music, singing, dancing, creating ceramics and being in a bowling league. She loved flowers, nature, birds and animals, particularly the family dogs. Billie liked traveling on long scenic family vacations every summer. She visited most of the states within the continental U.S., as well as Canada and Mexico. She enjoyed touring many National Parks, learning about historic sites and visiting historic homes. Later in life, Billie and her siblings met every month to visit at each other's homes, have lunch and play cards.

Billie is survived by her daughters, Cynthia (Alex) Rasi and Patricia Bednarik (Dr. Rock Heyman), sister Margie (Richard) Molnar and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 56 years, Karl; brothers, Lambert (Ester and Edna) LaFountain, Raymond (Loretta) LaFountain and Robert (Virginia) LaFountain; and sisters, Verna (Bill) Slater, Gertrude (Babe) Burmeister, Sevelia (Gordon) Brough and Viola (Bill) Brooks.

The family extends a sincere thank you to the staffs at The Lakes of Monclova Health Center and Hospice of NW Ohio for their compassionate care and support.

Due to the Coronavirus CDC recommendations, Funeral Services were conducted privately. The video of the Funeral can be viewed using Internet Explorer or Google Chrome internet browsers. Visit www.walkerfuneralhomes.com then seek Billie's Obituary page and click on the Watch Funeral Service button. You may also share online condolences with the family on that page.

A Celebration of Life for extended family and friends will be held at a later date.

Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 165 E. Water St., Oak Harbor, OH 43449 is handling the arrangements for the family. In lieu of flowers, you may send memorial donations to the funeral home address above for: St. Boniface Catholic Church or Hospice of NW Ohio.

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Jamie Wyatt Boger

Jamie Wyatt Boger, 25, of Wauseon, died March 16, 2020 while fulfilling his life-long dream of serving in the United States Army. Jamie was born March 18, 1994, the son of Jeff Boger and the late Jodi Scott. Jamie loved his mother dearly, and following her passing he missed her every day of the remainder of his life. From the beginning and throughout his life, Jamie was surrounded by love.

Upon Jodi's death, Jamie moved in full time with Jeff and his wife, Nikki, with whom Jamie established a uniquely special mother/ son bond that was growing stronger every day. He recently told Jeff that Nikki was the reason he had made it to where he was today. His younger brother and best friend Jordan looked up to him. The two of them were inseparable. Jamie was the spitting image of his Dad, who introduced Jamie to sports, fishing, hunting and dirt bikes. During his best times, and during his worst times his Dad was always there for him.

Jamie's charismatic personality and love of adventure contributed immensely to the joint memories of his large family. His many cousins would also consider him a very close friend. It was recently said by a cousin that "Jamie was more than a cousin but a friend when I didn't have any." Growing up, the kids had an amazing time together, mostly at their beloved Grandma Linda's and Grandpa Steve's. Hunting, fishing, playing video games, riding dirt bikes, jamming to music, and enjoying life with each other, the kids lived every day fully. Jamie was amazingly physically fit and took pride in his appearance. His smile would light up a room and his laugh is unforgettable.

Jamie graduated from Evergreen High School in 2012. A wrestler since elementary school, Jamie wrestled all four years in high school and was known as a fierce competitor. Following high school, Jamie majored in business first at Ohio University and then at the University of Toledo. Following college, Jamie's travels took him to Florida where he worked for a while before returning home to be closer to family.

Jamie then moved to fulfill a desire he had maintained since he was a small child. On March 12, 2019, he enlisted in the Army. With his cousin Ryan's mentorship, Jamie enlisted under an 18x-ray contract which allowed him to become a candidate for the Green Berets once he finished basic training, infantry training and jump school. After excelling in Basic Training, Jamie reported to Fort Bragg as a student with Charlie Company 4th Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group. There he began to train on the Special Forces Qualification Course with the goal of becoming a special forces soldier.

Jamie was preceded in death by his mother, Jodi Scott; grandparents, Charlie and Almyra Schaffer, and Jerry Tejkl. He is survived by his parents, Jeff and Nikki Boger; brother, Jordan Valentine; grandparents, Steve and Linda Boger and Joan Tejkl; uncles, Doug Boger (Patty), Dean Boger (Anna), Tom Boger (Rosie), Randy Scott (Karen), Brian Tejkl (Becky), Mark Tejkl (Sheila), John Rice (Sheila), Jamie Rice (Michelle); aunt, Jennifer Coopshaw (Jay); as well as countless cousins and friends.

Due to the current nationwide health situation, services for Jamie will be private. Services will be live-streamed on the Walker Facebook page on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 4 p.m. on facebook.com/walkerfamilyfuneralhomes. Interment will take place in Amboy Township Cemetery, Metamora, Ohio. A public memorial will take place once our national crisis has subsided. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Jamie's memory are asked to consider the Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org). Memories may be shared with Jamie's family by visiting his obituary at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Carol Ann Bondi-Larkins

Bondi-Larkins, Carol Ann, age 79 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away March 22, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Sister Mary Ann Brady, RSM

January 14, 1930 - March 21, 2020

Sister Mary Ann Brady, RSM, died on March 21, 2020, at St. Bernardine Home in Fremont, OH, where she resided since 2012. A member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas for 72 years, she was 90. Sister Mary Ann, who was born in Toledo, OH, on January 14, 1930, was the fourth child of Louis F. and Katherine Rayman Brady of Toledo, OH. She attended Blessed Sacrament Elementary School and Central Catholic High School, Toledo. A few months after graduation in 1947, Mary Ann entered the Sisters of Mercy in Cincinnati; at her religious Reception in 1948, she received the habit and the name Sister Mary Protase. She pronounced lifelong vows on August 16, 1953 and returned to her Baptismal name in 1966.

An educator for most of her religious life, Sister Mary Ann was well prepared for the task. She earned a B.S. in English with a minor in History from The Athenaeum of Ohio in 1953; an M.Ed. in Chemistry from Xavier University, Cincinnati, in 1957; and an Ed. S. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University in 1970. Awarded a fellowship, she earned a Ph.D. in Instructional Development Technology Studies from Michigan State University in 1976.

During her early years in ministry, Sister Mary Ann taught junior high students at St. Teresa, Nativity, and St. Margaret of Cortona parish schools in Cincinnati. From 1955 to 1968, she taught at Mother of Mercy and McAuley High Schools in Cincinnati and Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Louisville, KY.

In 1976, Sister Mary Ann became the first full-time Director of Communications for the Sisters of Mercy of the Union in Bethesda, MD. Sensing the need for materials to explain the life of Sisters of Mercy founder Catherine McAuley and Mercy history, mission, and values to new employees in Mercy Hospitals and educational institutions, in 1980 she co-founded RSM Creative Services. In addition to orientation programs, print materials, and Mercy-related art, she arranged for production of wooden, laser-cut Mercy crosses which can be found today in Mercy institutions and convents throughout the country. During that time, Sister Mary Ann also served in Mission Services at St. Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon, OH, where RSM Creatives was located.

While on sabbatical in 1990, Sister Mary Ann spent three months at Project ARISE in Pharr, Texas, using her teaching skills to assist people in learning English as a second language.

Sister Mary Ann transitioned back to education, her first ministry, in 1993 as an English professor on the faculty of Mercy College of Northwest Ohio. In 2000, she became the College's Coordinator of Special Projects at the College, setting up the Archives and creating an impressive Heritage display. Sister Mary Ann also served as liaison to the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary.

When applying to enter Sisters of Mercy at age 17, Mary Ann expressed the desire "to fulfill my purpose for existence to the best of my ability." That desire, together with her ring motto, "Thy Will Be Done," guided her in each ministry. Reception of several honors such as Teacher of the Year, membership in PHI KAPPA PHI Honor Society, and recipient of the Mercy College's Mind, Heart, and Spirit Award give evidence of her original desire "to fulfill my purpose. . ." She also received the Toledo Award from the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary for support of women and community service in her professional and personal life. According to Sister Rose Marie Golembiewski, one of the sisters residing with her, "Mary Ann , "put her whole heart into everything she did. . . and in her graciousness and spirit of welcome she was a replica of Catherine McAuley."

Sister Mary Ann Brady is survived by several generations of nieces and nephews, many friends, and her beloved Sisters of Mercy.

Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Bernardine Home in Fremont, OH. A private Welcoming Ceremony and Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bernardine Home this week.

Hanneman- Chudzinski- Keller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sisters of Mercy and encourages those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfuneralhomes.com

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Michael L. Childers

Michael Lloyd Childers, 72 of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo, surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born In Toledo, Ohio on August 18, 1947 to James L. and Rosemary A, (Sheehan) Childers, who preceded him in death.. Mike graduated from Waite High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Mike was retired from the Toledo Fire Department where he was a fire fighter for 23 years.

Mike is survived by his wife 49 years, Susan K.; children Timothy (Andrea), Wendy Wesley; grandchildren, Cooper, Ella, Maizie, Olive, Evelyn, Jack; brothers, Charles and Nick.

With the current health pandemic a Celebration of Life and Fire Fighters Last Call will be held at a later date this summer, only fitting for Mike because of his love for summer and outdoors. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy in Mike's memory are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the Parkinson's Foundation. Assisting with arrangements, Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home Oregon Chapel.

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Colleen Ruth "Mickey" Cichy

03/18/1927 - 03/21/2020

Colleen Ruth "Mickey" Cichy, age 93, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania. Mickey was born in Toledo on March 18, 1927, to John and Clara (Herzig) Donohue. As a baby, Colleen was given the name "Mickey" by her brother who was 10 years old at the time.

Mickey was a 1945 graduate of Libbey High School. She married the love of her life, Robert Cichy on October 2, 1954. She was a secretary to E.M. Tasker, President of Toledo Stamping. Mickey along with her husband started Powder Coated Products in Toledo. She enjoyed golfing and bowling with her friends at Heather Downs Country Club and the Lady Elks and South Toledo Golf. Mickey was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg.

Mickey's love for travel started early. She drove cross-country with two of her friends in the late 1940s. Mickey continued her love of traveling with her husband, Bob. On one adventure they were stranded in the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, when the elevators shut down. When they finally got down and back to the tour bus, everyone on the bus clapped and cheered.

She thought she had the best family possible and loved them all a lot. Mickey is survived by her husband, Bob; daughter, Dr. Kelly Cichy (Lorenzo Cristaudo); son, John (Cindy) Cichy, and grandchildren, R.J. (Deeptha) Cichy and Danielle (Chad) Allemon. In addition to her parents, Mickey was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Donohue.

Visitation and services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Joan E. Davis

Davis, Joan E., age 85 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away March 23, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Lois M. Deitzel

Lois M. Deitzel, 98, of Oak Harbor, OH passed away peacefully at her residence on March 23, 2020. She was born Feb. 15, 1922 in Rocky Ridge, OH the daughter of Clarence and Nelta (Parman) Schafer. She married Frederick Deitzel on June 6, 1943 and he preceded her in death on June 8, 2001. Mrs. Deitzel attended Sandusky Business College and then worked in the office of the J. Weller Co. retiring after 33 years. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Oak Harbor where she was active in the Abend Guild, Visitation Team and Church Women United.

Surviving are her daughter, Lynn Deitzel of Oak Harbor, OH; grandchildren, Joanna Chellew of Florida, Brice Deitzel of Idaho, Elizabeth Huntley of Washington, Mona Deitzel of Pennsylvania, Sarah Morrison of Washington; ten great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law's husband, David Whittington. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, David Deitzel; daughter-in-law, Jane Deitzel Whittington; sisters, Winona Schafer and Laura Foust.

Due to the Coronavirus, private family funeral services are being held at Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 301 N. Locust St. Oak Harbor, OH followed by interment at Elliston Cemetery with Rev. Scott Cunningham officiating. Memorial contributions in memory of Lois may be given to St. Paul United Church of Christ, 165 N. Toussaint St., Oak Harbor, OH 43449. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.crosserfuneralhome.com.

Linda Deneau

Deneau, Linda, age 74 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away March 20, 2020. Robinson-Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Louise M. Dixon

October 11, 1925 - March 12, 2020

Louise M. Dixon (94), a pioneer in education and women's athletics died March 12, 2020.

Born October 11, 1925 in Ottawa, Illinois to Jessie (Malcolm) and Carl J. Markhus, Louise was the oldest of three children.

In 1959 Louise founded Little Meadows Nursery School in Sylvania. Over the next 26 years, thousands of area preschoolers enjoyed a mix of instruction, physical activity and socialization at one of Northwest Ohio's first nursery schools. Mrs. Dixon rejoiced in a child's natural attraction for small living things. At the farm on Little Road, children could pet rabbits, goats, ponies, chickens and every spring, a newborn lamb always named Pam. There was an indoor swing set, playhouse and "riding corral" for trikes and pedal cars. Little Meadows even had a fleet of buses for transportation and a large green dinosaur in the outdoor playground. Louise followed with pride the many successes of the alumni and teachers of Little Meadows.

After retirement from teaching, Louise continued her passion to work with preschoolers. For 20 years she was a tester for Great Lakes Marketing, the Toledo firm that is one of the nation's leaders in ensuring consumer products are safe for children.

While a student athlete at the University of Michigan, long before Title 9, Louise excelled in competitive swimming. In September of 2007 at a U of M football game, she and other University of Michigan's Early Women in Athletics were recognized for their accomplishments. All received their long overdue Michigan varsity athletic letters.

Louise was President of her senior class at the University of Michigan College of Education and a member of the honor society Pi Lamba Theta. She was president of the Toledo Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi. After graduation in 1947, she became supervising teacher at the University High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, teaching mathematics and industrial arts for six years. In the summer of 1948 at the age of 22 she received the Clark Schorling Memorial Fund Award to travel Europe working with German youth in the reconstruction of hostels in the American Zone. For months she traveled by bicycle around Germany and Holland. As described by University of Michigan Professor Raleigh Schorling, the benefactor of the award, she rode: "to promote peace time equivalents for the challenges that war activities provided some youth; to enlist youth in the battle against the real enemies of man – disease, ignorance and meanness; and to improve the quality of civic education".

Louise met her future husband Robert Dixon at YMCA Camp Storer during the war years. Bob was a counselor, Louise taught swimming and was the first female assistant camp director. Robert and Louise celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary shortly before Robert's death on Christmas Day 2018.

Louise is survived by her three sons, Randy (Karen) Dixon, Mark (Lori) Dixon, both of Toledo, and Robert (Phot) Dixon of Everett, Washington; five grandchildren, Lucas, Roger, Karla, Mitch and Robert; and one great grandchild, James Bradley Dixon. She is also survived by her sister, Beulah Westland of Fountain Hills, Arizona. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Roger Markhus.

The family would like to thank the staff at Guardian Angels, especially Cindy, for years of stellar service.

Memorial contributions can be made to YMCA Camp Storer, 6941 Stoney Lake Road, Jackson, Michigan 49201 and University of Michigan Women's Swimming and Diving, Code 333337, Gifts and Records Administration, 3003 South State Street, Suite 8000, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109. There will be a celebration of life and Little Meadows reunion on Saturday, June 6th, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Inverness.

Professional services provided by The Reeb Funeral Home, where online condolences may be offered at www.reebfuneralhome.com

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Mr. Emory Lewis Floyd

Mr. Floyd, 83, passed Friday, March 20, 2020 in his home. He was preceded in death by mother, Annie Lou Butler; father, Isaiah Floyd; wife, Emma Lou Floyd; son, Joe Lewis Floyd; siblings, Willie Lee Floyd, Dorothy Ann Floyd-Snow and Bobby Nugene Floyd; stepmother, Emma H. Shatterfield-Floyd; stepdaughter, Yvonne L. Knox and stepbrothers, Eddie Buford Jr. and Cordell Bufford Floyd.

He is survived by children, Mary (John) Floyd-Giles, Nancy (William) Davis, Amos Lewis Floyd, Geraldine Floyd and Christine (Eddie) King; stepchildren, Kenny (Pamela) and Bradford Knox; brothers, David Holloman and Willie Floyd 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and sisters, Nellie Ruth (Grady) Griffin and Mary Evelyn (Rogers) Callaway; stepbrother, Stacey Buford and a host of family and friends.

Funeral Services 11 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 10 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. Pastor Sylvester Rome, Officiant.

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Leroy “L33” K. Foth

Foth, Leroy “Lee” K., age 72 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away March 21, 2020. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Dwight Lauren Gnepper

Dwight Lauren Gnepper, 96, of Tiffin, died at 1:07 am Monday, March 23, 2020, at Seneca House.

Dwight was born January 17, 1924, in Elmore to Cyrus and Maud (Wistinghausen) Gnepper. He married Jeanne E. Magsig March 27, 1948, in Lindsey, and she survives in Tiffin.

Other survivors include two daughters, Kay (Mike) Yeagle of Fremont, Kim (Brad) Newman of Tiffin; four grandchildren, Todd (Lori) Yeagle, Tonya (Nathan) Craft, Danielle (Eric) Willman, Andrew (Colleen) Newman; eleven great grandchildren; a brother, Paul (Doris) Gnepper of Port Clinton; and a sister, Evalyn Moore of Oak Harbor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Herbert Gnepper; and a brother-in-law, Charles Moore.

Dwight was a 1942 graduate of Harris-Elmore High School, Elmore. He joined the Army Air Corp (Air Force) during WWII and became a B-25 and A-20 pilot. Dwight remained active in the Air Force Reserves until his retirement in 1973, as a Lt. Col., with 28 years commissioned service. His love of America and strong sense of patriotism remained with him for his entire life. After being discharged from active duty in 1945, Dwight returned to the Elmore area and farmed. He also continued his passion for aviation by flight instructing at Haar Airport in Elmore. He was a long-time member of the Portage Valley Flying Club. In the early 60's he ventured to Tiffin, Ohio and eventually founded Tiffin Aire Inc., at the Seneca County Airport. He and Jeanne were instrumental in starting the airport by donating 38 acres to the county for the construction of the runway and taxiway. Dwight taught numerous people to fly and gave over 1,000 checkrides as an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner. In later years, he continued his involvement at Tiffin Aire by proudly mowing over 25 acres until the age of 94. Dwight and Jeanne also enjoyed collecting AMC cars. They were active members of the Glass City AMC Club. Dwight and Jeanne wintered at their home on Pine Island, Florida for the past 29 years. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Tiffin.

Private family services will be held with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dwight Gnepper Memorial Donation, Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 East State Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452. Donations will be used for the restoration of WWII aircraft.

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Tyler Lee Godfrey

Godfrey, Tyler Lee, age 26 years, of Newport, MI, passed away March 20, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, OH. As published in The Blade

Dorothy J. Gollihue

Gollihue, Dorothy J., age 93 years, of Lakeside-Marblehead, OH, passed away March 21, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Norma J. Halbisen

Halbisen, Norma J., age 79 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away March 20, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Kenneth L. Layman

Layman, Kenneth L., age 93 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away March 20, 2020.Robinson-Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Annie Lee McNeir

Annie Lee McNeir, 82, affectionately known as 'Dollbaby' departed this life on Saturday, March 21, 2020. She was born September 9, 1937 to Arthur and Beatrice (Johnson) Williams. She was a devoted church member for over 60 years and attended Divine Mission Church of God In Christ. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Annie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Willie Gray McNeir; her daughter, Deborah Fuller; and her grandson, Rodney McNeir.

She leaves to cherish her memory sons, Willie Jr., Gregory (Marilyn) and James McNeir; daughters, Barbara (Glen) Ford, Sherry (Aston) Archibald, Jennifer (Reginald) Stallworth and Felecia (Adrian) Boykin; brothers, W.C. and J.C. Williams; sisters, Frankie Cooper, Frenchie Davis and Eleanor (Johnny) Hobbs; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members.

We will celebrate Annie's Homegoing service on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Greater St. John COGIC, Pastor Johnny Hobbs, Jr. 2127 Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43613. Family and Visitation Hour at 10:00 a.m. followed by Homegoing Celebration at 11:00 a.m., interment Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangement entrusted to Dale-Riggs Funeral Home.

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Alice Miletich

Miletich, Alice, age 93 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away March 23, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Patrick William Nobs

03/08/1964 - 03/20/2020

Patrick Nobs age 56, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on March 20, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born to Patricia and Vernon Nobs in Hialeah, Fl on March 8, 1964. He was a Specialized/Heavy Haul driver for Landstar for over 15 years and loved his job. He was a Veteran serving in the United States Army.

Patrick had a very quiet, unassuming manner but most of all a huge heart and a gentle soul. He touched the lives of everyone he met. He was deeply loved and will be missed by all. Patrick is survived by his Loving wife, Jackie. Sons, Michael and Bryan; and stepson, Nick (Kim). Brothers, Mike (Sherry) and James (Daria); and sisters, Yvonne and Janice (Bill). Brothers-in-law, Mike (Diana), Ken (Angie) and Terry (Libby) Sorosiak. Grandchildren: Claire, Lyla, Eleanor, Jedrek, Darren, LeeAnn and Colton. Daughter-in-law, Caitlin Caldwell (Tyler). Mother-in-law Carole Sorosiak; many nieces and nephews; and special fellow drivers, Shann Taylor and George Heminway. He was preceded in death by his parents; and stepson, Scott Oliver. Services for Patrick will be held at a later date.

"Driver, you've delivered your last load, rest easy and head home"

Arrangements entrusted with the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home. 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio (419-475-5055)

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Robert E. Phillips

Phillips, Robert E., age 59 years, of Waterville, OH, passed away March 23, 2020. Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, Waterville, OH. As published in The Blade

Dontai Lamarr Robinson II

Dontai Lamarr Robinson II, 25, passed away on March 17, 2020. Dontai was born January 26, 1995, to Alexii Collins and Dontai Robinson I. He attended Start High School, and was a member of the NANBPWC, Inc Toledo Youth Club, YMCA Youth Opportunities Program and Chance for Change.

Dontai was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Matthew Collins. Dontai will be forever remembered by his loving and devoted wife, Shaliyah; his parents, Alexii Collins of Toledo and Dontai Robinson I of Cincinnati; his siblings, Isis Darks of New York, Jada and Jordan Collins of Toledo, Dominque, Dai'von (David) Dai'Marr, Don'Shai and Daijshah Robinson, all of Cincinnati. He also leaves his maternal grandmother, Frances Collins PhD of Toledo; his paternal grandparents, Thomasino Sloan and Donald Robinson of Cincinnati; and his aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

Arrangements are being held by the House of Day Funeral Home. A private family viewing will be held in lieu of a funeral service due to the current unprecedented Ohio shutdown.

Sandra Kay Seaman

Seaman, Sandra Kay, age 75 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away March 20, 2020. Robinson-Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH As published in The Blade

Michael A. Szymanski

Michael A. "Mike" Szymanski, 70, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away March 23, 2020, peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born September 29, 1949, in Toledo, OH, to Chester and Dorothy May (Daine) Szymanski. Mike graduated from Roger's High School in Toledo. He loved music and played guitar in a band in high school called L.D. and the Destroyers. After graduating he worked for Champion Spark Plug until they moved their facility to Iowa. Instead of picking up his family and moving, he went back to school and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. He worked on the Renal floor at Toledo Hospital before becoming a home care nurse for Caring Services until he became disabled and eventually retired.

Mike was a member of the American Legion 646 in Holland, Ohio, where he enjoyed stopping for a "pop", a member of the Cousino Club for many years, a Moose Lodge member, and a Life Member of VFW 2898 in Toledo. He enjoyed traveling to Bonita Springs, Florida where he had a mobile home in a 55 and older community, where he would spend the winter months until he became ill, and then go on a month to month basis. Everything he has been through these last couple of years never slowed him down. He was kind and enjoyed life. Everyone knew Mike everywhere he went!

Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Dianna (Paluch) Szymanski and his parents. He will be missed by his children, Carolann (James) Wamer and Brent Szymanski (girlfriend Mandi Purnell); granddaughter, Kali Davis (boyfriend Dylan Walsh); sister-in-law, Christine Miller (significant other Rick DeTray); nephew/godson, Todd (Danielle) Miller; and great-nephew, Brody. Also surviving are his girlfriend, Susan Rink; her children, Ashley and Stephanie Elvey and granddaughter, Aveline; aunt, Helen Szymanski; special cousin, Frankie Szymanski; many other cousins who he enjoyed having lunches with monthly; and many friends, both here in Toledo and in Florida.

The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support during these last few weeks. A special thank you to U.S. Renal Care for "putting up" with him for the last 4 years, and ProMedica Hospice for their help and kindness these last few weeks. Memorial contributions can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, a local business, or any other charity of the donor's choice.

Services will be private with a celebration of his life at a future date after the pandemic settles. Arrangements by Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 419-476-9176. Online condolences can be shared with the family at

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Ida Lee Waterford

September 9, 1939 - March 22, 2020

Ida Lee Waterford, 80, of Ottawa Lake, MI, died Sunday, March 22, 2020. Born September 9, 1939, in Canton, MS, she was the daughter of Stanford and Louvenia (Glover) Sims. Ida was employed as a nurse's assistant for the former Darlington House in Toledo for over 25 years. In her younger years, she enjoyed bowling, playing pool and was an amazing cook. Ida was a member of the Southern Missionary Baptist Church in Toledo, where she was active with the Breakfast Club. She was also an avid Cub's fan.

She is survived by her loving children, Debra Sims, Darren Sims, Gloria Clark, Darnell Waterford, Timothy Waterford, Kenneth (Mildred) Waterford, Matt (Belinda) Waterford and Stephanie Waterford; brothers, Sylvester Sims and Fred (Sheila) Sims; sisters, Ruth Dunomes and Ernestine Sims; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ida was preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Carolyn Dekeogh, Dinita Sims; brothers, Cleophus Sims, Eddie Lee Sims; sisters, Rosaline Small, Annie Lee Brown, Mary Henderson; and grandson, Israel.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the Southern Missionary Baptist Church, 1222 Indiana Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43607, where private funeral services will follow. Interment in Whiteford Union Cemetery, Whiteford Twp., MI. Memorials may be made to the church.

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March 24, 2020

Donald H. Dale

Dale, Donald H., age 86 years, of Walbridge, OH, passed away March 22, 2020. Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Walbridge, OH. As published in The Blade

Richard Paul Ferris

Ferris, Richard Paul, age 79 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away March 19, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Jean Rose Gearhart

Gearhart, Jean Rose, age 93 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away March 21, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Dorothy Jean Gollihue

Gollihue, Dorothy Jean, age 93 years, of Lakeside-Marblehead, OH, passed away March 21, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary Gunnoe

Gunnoe, Mary, age 74 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away March 22, 2020. Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Nancy Jean Laney

Laney, Nancy Jean, age 85 years, of Dundee, MI, passed away March 21, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Richard B. McCloy

McCloy, Richard B., age 87 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away March 21, 2020. Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

John Roger Riley

Riley, John Roger, age 84 years, of Dundee, MI, passed away March 20, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Sandra Kay Seaman

Seaman, Sandra Kay, age 75 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away March 20, 2020. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

John B. “Jay” Whaley, Jr.

Whaley, John B “Jay” Jr., age 55 years, of Delta, OH, passed away March 21, 2020. Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Larry Willis

Willis, Larry, age 66 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away March 20, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

March 22, 2020

Norma A. Berlin

Norma A. Berlin, 86, of Toledo, passed away on March 17, 2020 in Toledo. She was born on September 20, 1933 to Edward and Rose Steusloff in Toledo. Norma was a devoted homemaker and worked in sales. She enjoyed collectables, miniature displays, reading, traveling, and her beloved cat, Honey.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Kathy. Surviving are her children: son, Robert "Butch" (Stephanie) Berlin, Donald Berlin, Cheryl (Matt) Cope and Sharlene "Charlie" Hassen; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and extended family and friends.

Services for Norma will be private. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a future date. Memorial tributes may be directed to the Toledo Humane Society.

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Ardith Rose (Kling) Brandeberry

Ardith Rose (Kling) Brandeberry was taken to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Elizabeth Scott Care Center. Ardith was born on her eldest brother's birthday, October 29, 1926, in Tedrow, OH, to the late Harold and Elsie (Marzolf) Kling. She married her high school sweetheart, Burnell Brandeberry, on October 19, 1945. They were happily married for nearly 68 years.

Ardith and Burnell enjoyed "Airstreaming" for 20 years in their retirement. They were also "Winter Texans" for 23 years in Southern Texas' Rio Grande River Valley.

Ardith graduated from Chesterfield High School (now Evergreen Schools) in 1944. She was a longtime member of Harvest Lane United Brethren Church, Westgate Chapel, and Heritage Church of God. In 1978 she and Burnell joined the Gideon's International Auxiliary. Ardith was self-employed as a seamstress making custom draperies for 20 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Thomas of Lambertville and Karen (Anthony) Brandeberry McClain of Sylvania Twp.; two sons, Gene (Yvonne) of Swanton and Gary L. (Lauretta) of Delphos; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and brother, Harold Kling of Tedrow. She was preceded in death by husband, Burnell; son-in-law, Harold "Al" Thomas; two sisters and a brother.

Services will be private due to the current health crisis. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251 Washington, DC 20090-7251. Arrangements by Walker Funeral Home, Toledo. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com

George L. Bukovinszky

George L. Bukovinszky passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the age of 84 at Lakes of Monclova. George was born in Budapest, Hungary to Laszlo and Elizabeth (Bakoss) Bukovinszky. He immigrated here to Toledo, Ohio beginning a new chapter of his life in what he believed to be the greatest country in the world. He graduated from Toledo University with a bachelor's of science in electrical engineering and worked his entire career at the Libbey-Owens-Ford Technical Center. He loved to travel and was an avid amateur photographer. Above all, George cherished the time he spent with his family.

George was preceded in death by both his first loving wife and soulmate Donna; and, having been blessed to find love again, his second wife, Anna. Surviving are his three children: George (Lisa), Louis (Kim) Kovin, Beth (Russ) Hearst; and 9 wonderful grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private for immediate family. There will be a celebration of life for friends and extended family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please support a local business or charity in this time of need. Arrangements by: Eggleston Meinert Pavley Funeral Home

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Marc Edward Coder

Marc Edward Coder, age 66, formerly of Bennett Rd., Toledo, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born on August 28, 1953 to Charles and Barbara (Bauchman) Coder. Marc attended Start High School and worked in the rail yards for Con-Rail for 10 years. Marc was an avid collector of model cars, coins, and Zippo lighters. A true car aficionado and Nascar fan, he enjoyed and was quite skilled at fixing up old cars as well. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Marc is survived by his sister, Deborah (Stephen) Kirkland; and niece, Caitlin Coder. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Denise Ann Coder; and brother, David Charles Coder.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery, Sylvania, OH. Arrangements were entrusted to Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 419-476-9176. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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Mrs. Lillian Coffey-Killian

Mrs. Coffey-Killian, 51, passed Friday, March 13, 2020, at the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. She was a 1987 graduate of the Calvin M. Woodward High School and co-owner of L & K Tax Service.

She is survived by parents, Rufus "Mike" and Ruth N. Coffey; daughter, Anjillian M. Hughes; brothers, Keith Douglas, Sr. and Richard A. Coffey; sisters, Nanette Reasonover, Ruth Ann Coffey and Crystal K. (Elvis) Johnson.

Funeral Services 3 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 2 p.m. Family Hour/Wake. Apostle Andre Cranford, Officiant.

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Mr. Lynn A. Colwell

Colwell, Mr. Lynn A., age 84 years, of Sylvania, OH, passed away March 20, 2020. Newcomer - West Sylvania Chapel, Sylvania, OH. As published in The Blade

Hal J. Crawford

12/13/1917 - 03/18/2020

Hal J. Crawford, age 102, born December 13, 1917 in Toledo, Ohio passed peacefully on March 18, 2020. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Thelma (Diehn); parents, Franics Hal and Enmeline; brothers, Robert and Larry; and sister, Betty Fisher. He is survived by his children, James (Ramona), Carol Carpenter, Susan (Gary) Lalendorff, Beverly Steele and Mary Beth Johnson. Hal is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother, Richard (Faye); sister, Virginia Ebright; and many nieces and nephews.

Hal was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School and retired from N.Y. Central Railroad, where he worked for over 40 years. He was a member of Maumee United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Hal was an avid bird watcher and nature enthusiast. He was well known for his generous spirit, sense of humor and friendly nature. Hal greeted everyone with a big smile and candy to brighten their day. He supported many charities including The Friendly Center of Toledo and the Cherry Street Mission. One of Hal's happiest moments as a senior was celebrating his 100th birthday with many friends and family.

Visitation will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday March 22, 2020 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio. Graveside services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Toledo Memorial Park. Due to the current health pandemic a celebration of life gathering for Hal will also be celebrated at a later date at the Maumee United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers the family has suggested that donations be directed to The Friendly Center of Toledo and the Cherry Street Mission. Online condolences may be given at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

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James Carstens Detlef

James Carstens Detlef, 91, passed away Friday, March 13th, 2020 in Bradenton, Florida. He was born at home in Toledo, Ohio on August 24, 1928 to Harriett Margarete (Carstens) Detlef and Clifford John Detlef. James graduated from Macomber Vocational High School in Toledo, Ohio where his studies focused on Commercial Art. He was employed by his cousin Ken Nissen's advertising firm, then BR Bakers a men's clothing store, then the Devillbus Co. Jim served the US Army in the 354th Engineer Construction Battalion. He then spent his next years in Middletown, New York as a graphic artist. Upon retirement he moved to Bradenton, Florida with his partner of over 50 years, Orlando Gonzales.

He was preceded in death by his husband, Orlando; his parents, Hattie and Cliff; his, brother Robert John Detlef; nephews, Robert Detlef Jr., John Detlef, Kris Lee Kohn; and niece, Susan Marie (Kohn) Basden. James is survived by his sister, Janice (Detlef) Kohn of Toledo; nephew, Donald Detlef of Perrysburg; niece, Valerie Shaver of Swanton, and a host of great nieces and nephews.

Louise M. Dixon

October 11, 1925 - March 12, 2020

Louise M. Dixon (94), a pioneer in education and women's athletics died March 12, 2020.

Born October 11, 1925 in Ottawa, Illinois to Jessie (Malcolm) and Carl J. Markhus, Louise was the oldest of three children.

In 1959 Louise founded Little Meadows Nursery School in Sylvania. Over the next 26 years, thousands of area preschoolers enjoyed a mix of instruction, physical activity and socialization at one of Northwest Ohio's first nursery schools. Mrs. Dixon rejoiced in a child's natural attraction for small living things. At the farm on Little Road, children could pet rabbits, goats, ponies, chickens and every spring, a newborn lamb always named Pam. There was an indoor swing set, playhouse and "riding corral" for trikes and pedal cars. Little Meadows even had a fleet of buses for transportation and a large green dinosaur in the outdoor playground. Louise followed with pride the many successes of the alumni and teachers of Little Meadows.

After retirement from teaching, Louise continued her passion to work with preschoolers. For 20 years she was a tester for Great Lakes Marketing, the Toledo firm that is one of the nation's leaders in ensuring consumer products are safe for children.

While a student athlete at the University of Michigan, long before Title 9, Louise excelled in competitive swimming. In September of 2007 at a U of M football game, she and other University of Michigan's Early Women in Athletics were recognized for their accomplishments. All received their long overdue Michigan varsity athletic letters.

Louise was President of her senior class at the University of Michigan College of Education and a member of the honor society Pi Lamba Theta. She was president of the Toledo Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi. After graduation in 1947, she became supervising teacher at the University High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, teaching mathematics and industrial arts for six years. In the summer of 1948 at the age of 22 she received the Clark Schorling Memorial Fund Award to travel Europe working with German youth in the reconstruction of hostels in the American Zone. For months she traveled by bicycle around Germany and Holland. As described by University of Michigan Professor Raleigh Schorling, the benefactor of the award, she rode: "to promote peace time equivalents for the challenges that war activities provided some youth; to enlist youth in the battle against the real enemies of man – disease, ignorance and meanness; and to improve the quality of civic education".

Louise met her future husband Robert Dixon at YMCA Camp Storer during the war years. Bob was a counselor, Louise taught swimming and was the first female assistant camp director. Robert and Louise celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary shortly before Robert's death on Christmas Day 2018.

Louise is survived by her three sons, Randy (Karen) Dixon, Mark (Lori) Dixon, both of Toledo, and Robert (Phot) Dixon of Everett, Washington; five grandchildren, Lucas, Roger, Karla, Mitch and Robert; and one great grandchild, James Bradley Dixon. She is also survived by her sister, Beulah Westland of Fountain Hills, Arizona. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Roger Markhus.

The family would like to thank the staff at Guardian Angels, especially Cindy, for years of stellar service.

Memorial contributions can be made to YMCA Camp Storer, 6941 Stoney Lake Road, Jackson, Michigan 49201 and University of Michigan Women's Swimming and Diving, Code 333337, Gifts and Records Administration, 3003 South State Street, Suite 8000, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109. There will be a celebration of life and Little Meadows reunion on Saturday, June 6th, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Inverness.

Professional services provided by The Reeb Funeral Home, where online condolences may be offered at www.reebfuneralhome.com

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Laura J. Dowling

Laura J. Dowling, of West Toledo, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at St. Clare Commons. She was born August 28, 1924 to James J. and Laura M. (Gaffney) Dowling.

Laura was a graduate of Devilbiss High School. She worked for the Toledo Scale Company from September 15, 1942 until July 31, 1984, in four different departments, the last one, as a specification writer in the Engineering Department.

She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, the Marian Society of St. Catherine, and later, a member of Historic St. Patrick. Laura was also a member of Toledo Scale Local #773 of U.A.W. retiree chapter, Toledo Scale Company Sorority, and the Quarter Century Club of Toledo Scale Company.

She always loved sports and joined the ladies softball and bowling leagues, and enjoyed them for many years.

Laura was preceded in death by her beloved parents; brother, John J. Dowling; sister in law, Doris Dowling; sister, Phyllis A. Beidleman; and brother in law, Roy F. Beidleman; niece, Patricia A. Beidleman; and nephews, Thomas M. Beidleman and John P. Dowling. She is survived by her loving nieces, Jill M. (Skip) Magrum, and Debora S. (Norm) Horner; nephew, James L. (Pamela) Dowling; niece in laws, Leslie Beidleman, Eileen Dowling Juvinall; honorary nieces, Sharlotte (John) Turin, Karen Welter, Phyllis (John) Tharp, Josette (Tim) McCarthy, Alicia (Matt) Kohlhofer, Anastasia (John Mark) Willey; and many great nieces and nephews.

A private Funeral Mass will be held, with interment at Calvary Cemetery. A celebration of Laura's life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be given to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515.

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Diane K. Evans

02/24/1943 - 03/18/2020

Diane K. Evans, of Maumee, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the age of 77. She was born at Mercy Hospital in Toledo on February 24, 1943 to John and Ethel ( Schlorf ) Cassaubon. Diane worked as a home health aide for many years and loved her patients like family. Her favorite things were taking long rides out to Maumee Bay to sit by the water, playing games on her tablet and caring for her 19yr old cat, Milo, whom she affectionately referred to as "Sweetums".

Diane will be missed dearly by her children, James Ventresca, Shelly Ventresca, Nakoa Evans, Tiffany Evans; grandchild, Sestina Wilburn ( Ventresca ); brother, John Cassaubon; several nieces, nephews; and best friend of 65 years, Sue B. Diane was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; nephew, Terry; and her parents.

In following Diane's wishes, there will be no formal services held. Arrangements were handled by Walker Funeral Home, Toledo (419-841-2422)

Caroline Pilliod Fraser

October 13, 1929 - March 16, 2020

Caroline Pilliod Fraser, 90, of Naples, Florida, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020, due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. Born to Lawrence and Juanita Pilliod of Swanton, Ohio, Caroline was raised in Swanton and spent most of her summers enjoying life at Devil's Lake, Michigan. Caroline graduated from The University of Toledo and was a Tri Delta sorority member. Upon graduating from college, she married the love of her life, Donald Fraser, and they lived in the Washington D.C. area, raising two children. Eventually, they moved to Sylvania, Ohio, so her husband could practice law as a partner with his father. When Caroline wasn't being a homemaker, she participated in many charitable activities, was a part time model, had been involved in many political campaigns, also a member of numerous garden and women's bridge clubs (not to mention that minimal bridge play occurred). During her Golden years Caroline lived in Perrysburg, Ohio and Fort Myers, Florida. She was the epitome of honesty, kindness, and always ready to offer encouragement, support and love.

Caroline was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Marguerite Megg Slattery; three siblings, Pegg, Jack, and Lou Pilliod. Surviving is her son, Donald Fraser, Jr. (Colorado Springs, CO); grandchildren, Erin Slattery (Pittsburg, PA) and Michael Fraser (Johnstown, CO); brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Thomas and Pegg Walbridge; sisters-in-law, Rosalie and Ana Elena Pilliod; and many nieces and nephews.

The family wants to express special thanks to Avow Hospice, North Collier Hospital and Bentley Care Center staff for all their care and kindness. The family suggests donations to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, St. Francis de Sales High School, or the Alzheimer's Association.

Jordan Carl "Jordie" Frederick

Jordan Carl "Jordie" Frederick age 22. Our special, smiling angel was called home on 3.17.2020.

Survived by mother, Amy Frederick; brother, Jarid of Reed City, MI; father, Joe Frederick; special grandmother, Diane Porter of Toledo; grandparents, Burton and Chris Porter of Maumee; Brenda and Leon Merkle of Monroe; special aunts Daryl Kross and Kellie; and many other relatives and friends. Service pending.

The family wants to thank Mott's Children Hospital and the U of M Hospital for unwavering care and love. Charitable donations can be made in Jordan's name to the Ronald McDonald House or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

He lit up the world with his smile, and his light will always be remembered.

"The ones who love us never really leave us." -J.K. Rowling

Norbert J. Gabringer

Norbert Joseph Gabringer, 97, of Sylvania, OH. A Disabled World War II. Army Veteran passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020. He was born in Tiffin, OH, October 15, 1922, to parents Bernard and Corinne (Wangler) Gabringer. Norbert was awarded the Purple Heart while landing in the second wave at Utah Beach, Normandy and continued fighting until reaching Central France. After the war he began employment at the original Willys Jeep Plant serving as a Certified Public Accountant. Norbert was an avid golfer, playing well into his 90's. He enjoyed hours spent at the Highland Meadows Golf Club and at Whiteford Valley, it was at one of those courses that he shot his first hole in one.

Norbert is survived by his daughters, Della (Richard) Sudek, Nancy (Bud) Franklin, Linda Howard, and Lois (Jim) Sturt; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great grandchildren; sister, Jane Thiel; sister-in-law, Betty Gabringer; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Alice (Fate) Gabringer; siblings, John, Paul, and Joan; grandson ,Wade; and son-in-law, Dallas Howard.

Those wishing to offer memorials, in lieu of flowers are asked to consider memorial masses or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Norbert's family would like to thank the staffs of Sunset Village, Flower Hospital Emergency Room, and Ashanti Hospice for their loving care during this difficult time.

Due to current restrictions, the Funeral Mass has been conducted at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania. Norbert was laid to rest, with Military Honors, beside Alice Marie at Toledo Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be offered at

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Joshua Diamond Garcia

Joshua Garcia, 31, of Oregon, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 20, 2020. He was born on September 12, 1988 in Toledo, Ohio to Jose Garcia and Beatriz Salas. Josh was a 2011 graduate of Clay High School and worked as a project manager for Maumee Bay Turf Center. Josh was a good, caring person with a heart of gold. He helped anyone in need. Josh was happy all the time, which was evident by his constant smiling, laughing and joking around. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.

Josh is survived by his daughter, Summer Garcia; parents, Jose and Beatriz; siblings, Pedro (Nacole) Buenrostro, Jason Buenrostro, Jose (Sara) Garcia III, Beatriz Garcia and Mateo Garcia; best friend and cousin, Angelo Herrera; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 2:00-7:00 p.m. where a time of sharing will take place at 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the family.

www.freckchapel.com

Jean Rose Gearhart

Gearhart, Jean Rose, age 93 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away March 21, 2020. Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Dorothy Laughlin Rank Geoffrion

Dorothy F. Geoffrion, 94, of Toledo, Ohio passed away peacefully at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg on Friday, March 20, 2020. Dorothy was born in Toledo, Ohio, on March 3, 1926, to Frank and Henrietta (Butts) Laughlin. Dorothy was a Physician's Office Assistant prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Epiphany of the Lord Sacred Heart Parish. Dorothy was actively involved in many organizations, her church and St. Vincent DePaul Society.

Dorothy will be most remembered for her warm personality and her friendliness. Whether it be at a campsite, planning a large potluck, tailgating for Notre Dame football, or just a quiet night at home playing Bunco, Dorothy was always surrounded by people she loved and people who loved her. She brightened up every room and made everyone comfortable. Dorothy was charismatic, engaging, sociable, and it was impossible to talk to her for only a few minutes. Her devotion to her family was the cornerstone of her life, and the accomplishments of her family members was her favorite conversation topic. In particular, Dorothy treasured her weekly visits with her niece, Pam. The times she shared with the people she loved will allow her to live forever in our memories and our hearts.

Surviving are her children Mary " Polly" (Ed Blum) Monett, Deb (Robert) Toth, David (Mary Pat) Geoffrion; grandchildren, Joe, Luke, Theresa, Tracy, Cindy, Steven, Philip, Thomas; 10 great grandchildren; brother, Al; sisters-in-law, Donna and Louise Laughlin. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Vivian; son-in-law, Wayne Monett; brothers, Frank, Larry, and Harry.

Visitation will be held at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Monday, March 23rd from 2:00 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 5:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass and Inurnment in Calvary Cemetery will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Diabetes Association or Hospice of NWO. Dorothy's family would like to thank all her care givers at the Toledo Hospital and Hospice NWO Perrysburg for their wonderful care and love given to her.

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EARL JOHN "E.J." Gilliland

Earl John Gilliland III "E.J.," age 40 years old, currently of Columbus, Ohio and formerly of Curtice, Ohio passed away March 17th, 2020. He was born October 11th 1979 in Toledo, Ohio to Earl John Gilliland Jr. and Nola Gilliland.

E.J. graduated from Clay High School in 1998. He graduated from The Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University in 2003. E.J. earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration along with a secondary degree in Economics.

He held different business positions with various firms after graduation, and currently was employed with J.P. Morgan Chase Bank as a licensed Relationship Banker in New Albany, Ohio. E.J. loved spending time with friends and family. He was fun, jovial and always ready for adventure. E.J. especially loved being at the family log cabin in northern Michigan, where he enjoyed many outdoor activities including snowmobiling, riding jet skis or taking a full-throttle ride in the Sea-Doo jet boat. E.J. loved going fast, but also had a fondness for tractors and was very mechanically inclined and willing to find a way to fix anything. He was a friend to many, always offering a helping hand and energetic smile. To his father, he was his best helper, always willing to assist with the family farm and numerous, various projects.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Genevieve and Earl Gilliland Sr.; and maternal grandparents, Charles and Lola Hartman. E.J. is survived by his parents, Nola and Earl Gilliland Jr.; his sister, Jennyfer (Nicholas) Marsico; and his beloved nephew and niece, Jonathan and Sophia Marsico. He is also survived by his Aunt and Uncle Linda and David Hartman; and Great Aunt, Dorothea Etue.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 23rd, from 3-8 p.m. at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road and where his funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the E.J. Gilliland III Memorial Scholarship Fund to Clay High Alumni and Friends Association (CHAFA) 5721 Seaman Road, Oregon, Ohio 43616. 2020 marks the final year the CHAFA scholarship will be offered to a graduating senior and E.J. was the recipient of the first CHAFA scholarship in 1998.

COVID-19 visitation precautions.

We understand the current crisis situation, and we are very concerned for the health and benefit of all our friends and family. Please know that your love and support are welcome and encouraged, but know we will be asking for those who attend to honor social distancing as much as possible. Also, we completely understand if you feel the need to stay in your home to protect your health.

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Richard (Dick) Glenn Gilts

Richard (Dick) Glenn Gilts, 88, of Walbridge, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Manor of Perrysburg. Richard was born February 14, 1932, in Toledo, Ohio, to Glenn M. and Hilda (Reaume) Gilts. Dick proudly served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. He married Joyce A. Kennedy on January 23, 1954 and they shared 66 years together.

Richard was a Senior Quality Inspector for Libbey Owens Ford for 39 years. He was a member of the Zenobia Shrine, where he was the past secretary. He was also a member of the Walbridge VFW Post #9963 where he was a Quarter Master and was past treasurer. Dick and Joyce were members of the Ford Runabouts of Bethany United Methodist Church. They maintained the friendships they built there throughout their lives.

Dick is survived by his wife, Joyce; sons, Richard A. (Mary Beth) Gilts, Timothy D. (Dianna) Gilts and Christopher T. (Jamie) Gilts; grandchildren, Tara D. Gilts, Erika "Rikki" Gilts, Jacob D. Gilts and Joshua N. Gilts and great-grandson, Jack W. Gilts-Survojak. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Merle Gilts, Betty Loveday; brother-in-law, Cliff Loveday and grandson, Jaryd W. Gilts.

There will be a memorial service for Dick at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dick's name to the Jaryd W. Gilts Scholarship Fund at the Toledo Foundation or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. Condolences may be made to the family online at

www.witzlershank.com

Marilyn Judith Goldstein

Marilyn Judith Goldstein, 73, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 15, 2020, at her home in Ashburn, VA. Marilyn was born June 12, 1946, in Toledo, OH, the daughter of Clarence and Freda Borgelt.

Surviving are her husband of fifty-two years, Arthur; sons, Daniel (Shannon) and Randall (Katherine); grandchildren, Sarah, Joshua and Ruby; a sister, Evelyn; a brother, Sheldon; and a half-brother, Jerry. She was preceded in death by her parents; as well as her half-brothers, Robert and James.

Marilyn enrolled in The University of Toledo in 1965 where she met her husband, Art. When her young family moved to Detroit, MI, she transferred to Wayne State University, graduating in 1975 with a 4.0 GPA.

In 1978, her family settled in Rockville, MD, which they called home for thirty-one years. It is here where Marilyn raised her family, a period she regarded as the best of her life. Once her boys were of school age, she matriculated at the University Of Maryland School Of Law, never missing a beat in her role as a mother and wife.

Marilyn's professional tenure demonstrated a dedication to public service. For 12 years, she worked at the Department of Education where she was a contracting officer managing a team of specialists. Subsequently, she worked at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Institute of Science and Technology as Director of Contracts and Grants Supervisor, respectively. No matter where she worked or how many she supervised, she was highly admired by her staff and colleagues.

While academically and professionally accomplished, the job at which she excelled the most was as a beloved mom and grandma. She happily attended every youth sports event, drove every carpool, cooked outstanding meals, and was the glue that held the broader family together while simultaneously juggling her career. She took great pleasure in spending time with her loved ones, particularly her grandchildren.

Marilyn's kind spirit reflected her Midwestern values, with a devotion to family, friendship and the simpler things in life. Her husband Art's life-long term of endearment, "Sweetie," captures the essence of her being.

Her favorite leisure moments were spent in Bethany Beach, DE, enjoying the view of the Pepper Pond, reading on the beach, and floating in a kayak. Other passions included traveling; attending musicals, concerts and craft shows; and watching ice skating and DC United. Throughout her life, she was politically active and volunteered countless hours to campaigns. Her final act outside of her home was to vote in the 2020 Democratic primary.

A private graveside service for family will be held at National Memorial Park in Falls Church, VA. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to your local PBS Member Station or the American Cancer Society

Tina M. Gosik

Gosik, Tina M., age 64 years, of Green Springs, OH, passed away March 13, 2020. American Cremation Events, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Helen T. (Zenis) Gries

Helen T. (Zenis) Gries, 86, of Maumee, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Kingston of Sylvania. She was born October 15, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio to Peter and Amelia (Reps) Zenis. She earned her bachelor's degree in business from Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio. Helen married Raymond F. Gries on January 28, 1956 and they shared 39 years together, until he passed on March 12, 1995.

Helen was a lifelong member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg where she was involved in various ministries. She volunteered for 35 years for St. Luke's Hospital and enjoyed family gatherings with boisterous laughter and celebration.

She is survived by her children; Robert Gries, Susan Gries, Karen Gries, David (Kathie) Gries and Thomas (Tricia) Gries; grandchildren, Jason (Corinne), Matthew, Erin (Shaun), Mia, Sophia, Emily, Jack, Julia, Jessica, Daniel, Cecilia and Abigail and great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Damian and Clara. Along with her husband, Raymond, she was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Roselyn; and brothers, Bernard and Peter.

Private services were held Saturday, March 21, 2020 at St. Rose Catholic Church and a private burial at St. Rose Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Memorial contributions may be made in Helen's name to St. Rose Catholic Church or Perrysburg Christians United. The family expresses great appreciation for the loving care provided by Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Condolences may be made online to the family online at:

www.witzlershank.com

Sally Lea Grzybowski

5/30/1936 - 3/19/2020

Sally Lea Grzybowski, 83, passed away on March 19, 2020, surrounded by her loving family in her home, right where she wanted to be. She was born on May 30, 1936, to Ernest and Clarissa Williams, and married Joe Grzybowski on October 2, 1954. Sally spent most of her life taking good care of her family. She enjoyed many trips to the casino, shopping with her daughter and working puzzles.

Sally is survived by her loving daughter, Kim (Jim) Collins; granddaughters, Clarissa (Jim) Bayer and Amanda (Mark) Rothermich; and great-grandchildren, Haily Bayer and Bradley Rothermich. She is also survived by her siblings, Lorraine Cary and Jerry (Sharon) Williams; as well as many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her little buddy, Smokey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sisters, Joyce Werner and Mary Meyers.

Sally's family would like to thank Gigi, Becki, Brooke, and Brittney from Elara Caring Hospice, and devoted niece, Kristi Rogers. Special thanks to Dr. Karl Fernandes for taking care of Sally for many years. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Eleanor "Ellie" Gustin

Eleanor "Ellie" Gustin of Findlay joined God and her loving husband in heaven on Friday, March 13, 2020, at age 94. She passed peacefully at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay, Ohio, surrounded by family. Ellie was born on June 1, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Karl and Elsie (Bergman) Dosch.

After graduating from Waite High School, Ellie worked to make maps during World War II and eventually became a nurse where she was employed at St. Charles Hospital in Oregon, Ohio, for over 20 years.

She married the love of her life Billy Burton Gustin on August 23, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio. During their 68 years of marriage, Billy and Ellie did everything together including traveling the world, visiting friends and family, and enjoying retirement in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, for 33 years. Both were also charter members of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Oregon, Ohio. After living in Tennessee, Ellie moved to Findlay, Ohio, to be closer to her family and enjoyed five wonderful years living at Primrose Retirement Community. She also loved being a member of and regularly attending Concordia Lutheran Church.

Preceding her in death is her husband and best friend, Billy Gustin; son, David Gustin; two brothers, Ray Dosch and Richard Dosch; and grandson, Joseph Duvall.

She is survived by three sons, Ken (Terry) Gustin, Larry (Sherri) Duvall, Joe (Carol) Duvall and daughter, Charlene (Tom) Saunders; along with her "adopted" son, Erol (Aysen) Riza; nine grandchildren, Melanie (Brendon) McCaskey, Leah (Michael) Frazier, Daniele (Robert) Calmus, Heather Gustin, Thomas Jonathan (Angela) Saunders, Michelle (Michael) Perkins, Larry (Bobbi) Duvall, Jr., Ashley (Mat) Manley and Josette Duvall. She also had 21 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson along with many nieces and nephews. Ellie also leaves behind her furry, four-legged "child", Gabby, who she loved very much.

Ellie had an endless amount of energy which she spent taking care of others, being active in the church, baking, cross stitching, sewing, coloring, painting and performing her famous hula dance at small gatherings. She wrote a column in the Fairfield Glade newspaper called "Food for Thought" and also wrote poetry, as some may have read in the Findlay Courier from time to time, including just recently where she submitted a poem named, "Smile." Ellie had a lot of pride in her work but was most proud of her faith and her family. Ellie had a genuine zest for life and an unstoppable drive that was truly inspiring to those who had the opportunity to meet and spend time with her. She will be very missed by her family and friends.

A private celebration of Ellie's life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Concordia Lutheran Church at 1431 Sixth Street, Findlay, Ohio.

James Karl Hahn

Hahn, James Karl, age 61 years, of Rossford, OH, passed away March 15, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Larry J. Hall

Larry J. Hall, age 77, of Toledo, Ohio left us to be with his savior on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. He was a kind, faithful, and hard working man. He was born in Alva, Kentucky in the Black Star Coal Mining Camp on March 22, 1942, where his love of Kentucky Basketball began. He came to Toledo in 1962 looking for work and was hired by General Motors where he worked for 42 years.

Larry is survived by his loving wife, of 50 years, Kathy Hall; son, David Hall; grandchildren, Lyle and Autumn Holmes; brothers, Ancil and Trent (Christy) Hall; and sister-in-law, Denise (Dick) Kohli. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Hailey Hall; sister, Rosalie Mills; and brother-in-law, Clyde Mills.

Larry was a member of Lewis Avenue Baptist Church, where he served faithfully as an usher for 30 years.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made out to Lewis Avenue Baptist Church or ProMedica Hospice.

Due to the present circumstances, services for Larry are private at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted with Newcomer - Northwest Chapel. To share memories and condolences with Larry's family please visit our website.

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Teresa Ann (Macek) Harbauer

Teresa Ann (Macek) Harbauer, 60, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at home with family by her side. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, on August 5, 1959, to Paul and Joyce (Hampton) Macek. Teresa was a 1977 graduate from Rogers High School. She was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Teresa worked for RE/MAX Masters in various positions over the years from Receptionist to Office Manager, where she made countless friends and was considered family. She was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend but she shined best at being a mother to not only her children but her nephews. Family was very important to her.

Teresa is survived by her children, Tara (Andy) Howell, Travis Harbauer, Torrie (Scott) Jones and their children, Kaiden and Payton; Tim (Carli Ringer) Harbauer; mother, Joyce Macek; siblings, Shirley Lease and Jeff Macek; nephews, Mark (Kate Eichenberg) Williams, Dakota and Jarrett Macek; great nephew, Colt Williams; godmother, Ruthie Nemecek; along with aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul, and sister-in-law, Cheryl Macek. Teresa was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all.

There will be a private burial at St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery and a public Celebration of Life memorial being held later this year with details forthcoming. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Ohio Living Hospice, 1730 S Reynolds Rd, Toledo, OH 43614. Arrangements were entrusted to Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

John P. Hasty

John P. Hasty, age 94, formerly of Toledo, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on March 11, 2020, in Montgomery, AL. He was born in Toledo, OH, on November 19, 1925, to Clarence and Bertha (Hawkins) Hasty. John was formerly the principal of multiple Lucas County grade schools and McTigue Jr. High. He also taught science and math in the high school. Years later he returned to the area as the minister of the Boulevard Christian Church, Sylvania. A WWII Navy veteran, John was also a missionary in the Philippines, a leader at three different Christian colleges, and served the Lord in churches in Michigan, Ohio, and Florida.

John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn (Ginger) Hasty; children, Barbara Veech, Patty Ritter, Matthew Hasty, and Sarah Porter; many beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren; niece, Sandra Hasty, and nephew, Bob Hasty. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Jackie (Lyons); infant son; and brother, Herbert Hasty.

Memorial service will be held at later date. Memorial donations may be given to Dade City Christian Church, Dade City, Florida or to charity of the donor's choice.

William "Bill" Haupricht

Suttons Bay – William R. Haupricht, 68, of Suttons Bay, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Munson Hospice House with his family at his side.

Bill was born to Raymond W. Haupricht and Helen Jane (McCutchan) Haupricht. He had an easy going, original and irresistible charm, with a great sense of humor and always had a good story to tell. It was hard not to love him.

He graduated from the University of Toledo and worked for Johns Manville in Sales and Marketing for 30 years. Bill finished his career in the fly-fishing department at Bass Pro Shop. He loved fishing, woodworking, and his family.

You want to talk sports; he was your man. Professional auto racing, Big Ten and Notre Dame being his favorites. And if you want to talk politics – you'd better be Republican!

Bill was also a long time member of the Elks and was a true Rotarian; being president of the Maumee Rotary and assistant to two district governors in N.W. Ohio. He was proud and happy to have achieved his goal to move to Northern Michigan.

Bill is survived by his wife, Beth (Shuman-Kuebler) who will miss him daily and forever; his siblings, Julie (Joe) Ziegler; and their children, Matthew and Allison and Gary (Nancy) Haupricht; and their son Jason.

A celebration of his life (we all have our own Billy stories), being scheduled later in the year, with hopes of an early autumn.

Please share condolences and memories with Bill's family at www.martinson.info.

Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Leelanau.

Neil H. Helman

Neil Helman was born on Easter Sunday, March 27, 1932 to Edwin and Florentine Helman. He graduated from Burnham High School in the class of 1950. He then went on to obtain his Bachelor's degree at Kent State University and was President of Delta Upsilon fraternity. While at Kent, he had the privilege of having lunch with Eleanor Roosevelt. Soon after graduation, he served with the US Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He then received his Master's degree from the University of Toledo. He married the love of his life, Fern Baker, on April 12, 1958, and they had three children, Christine, Nancy and James.

Neil started his career in sales at Champion Spark Plug and was fortunate to escort Richard and Pat Nixon around Toledo during a Vice-Presidential visit. He met Mr. Nixon two more times during his lifetime. He then had a fulfilling career at Dana Corporation and retired at the age of 58 after 30 years as a Sales Manager. At both places he was very involved in the Indianapolis 500 as both a writer and salesperson. He got to know many of the drivers personally.

When his children were younger, the family would vacation every summer at Black Lake, MI. Each of the kids would get a turn getting up at the crack of dawn to go fishing with Neil. Neil was a proud Mason and was involved with the Shriners for many years. He played "the big drum" for the Highlander Band in many parades and events.

Neil and Fern enjoyed traveling all over the country as well as internationally in his retirement years. They also enjoyed time at their timeshares in Fort Myers Beach, Florida every spring. He also enjoyed many fishing trips to Canada with his son and nephews. For many years, they would take their young grandson Adam on various trips and adventures. Neil volunteered for Mobile Meals and later with the Lutheran Food Pantry. Most recently, Neil enjoyed his time at Kingston meeting many new friends. He recently attended a Kent basketball game which he very much enjoyed.

Surviving are his daughters, Christine Lawrence (Bob) and Nancy DellaMaddalena; son, James (Stacy) Helman; and grandson, Adam Lawrence. He was proceeded in death by his wife, Fern; and sisters, Jeanette Deye and Carol Dolph.

Bless you dad. We will miss your great sense of humor and your wisdom. As dad would say, "At any rate, I've had a very good life."

Friends may gather at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main Street, Sylvania, on Friday, March 27 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Olivet Lutheran Church, Sylvania, on Saturday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m.

The family would like to thank Kingston of Sylvania and Ohio Living Hospice for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers please consider Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice. Online condolences at

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Anna B. Hoot

Anna B. Hoot, born March 16, 1924 went to be with her Heavenly family on her 96th birthday. Anna was proud of her work during WWII at the Erie Ordinance Proving Grounds. She enjoyed traveling with her family and playing bunco with her "bunco babes." Anna was also a member of the Red Hat Society.

Anna is survived by her children, Judi (Jerry) Jones, Barb (Douglas) Rees, Harold Hoot and Gary Hoot; son-in-law, Keeling McLin; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hoot; daughter, Mary McLin; daughter-in-law, Brenda Hoot and granddaughter, Heather Hoot.

The family will receive guests Monday, March 23, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer- SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Wakeman Cemetery, Waterville.

Special thank you to Pat, "Brutus" and Karen for their loving care of Mom for the past few years.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice in Anna's memory.

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

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Paul E. Hricovsky

Paul E. Hricovsky, age 85 of Rossford, OH passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Eleanor Jennings Adult Family Home in Rossford. He was born on January 24, 1935 in Rossford, Ohio to Dominik and Matilda (Sedlacek) Hricovsky. Paul was a graduate of Rossford High School and served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. After proudly serving his country, he went on to work for Libbey Owens Ford Glass Co. Paul was a lifetime member of All Saints Catholic Church. He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Marianne (Dr. Mark) Dumas and Deborah Sullivan; grandchildren, Dr. Sarah (Nicholas) Sochacki, Dr. Nichole (Chase) Miller, Dr. Anthony Dumas, Dr. Zachary (Ariel) Sullivan and Jacob (Ashley) Sullivan; also surviving are his great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Zeke and Wyatt.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia "Ginny" (Reucher) Hricovsky; and brothers, John, Joseph, Emil and Vincent Hricovsky; and sister, Albina Radawec

Due to current restrictions regarding public gatherings, visitation and services will be private for the immediate family. Interment will be private at Ft. Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. Sujkowski – Walker Funeral Home 830 Lime City Rd. Rossford, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements. Please consider sharing your condolences with the family via a memorial contribution to All Saints Catholic Church, a card, email or a message on our website at

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Lowery M. Hughes

Lowery M. Hughes, age 94, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2020 surrounded by family. He was born to the late William and Alverda Hughes. He grew up in Kentucky and Toledo and attended Woodward High School before being drafted in the United States Navy where he served aboard the LSM457 during WWII. After the war, he worked in the automotive industry.

Lowery was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was devoted to his faith and served as a missionary and the audio visual specialist.

Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters, Cynthia (Mike) Soncrant, Lori (Pete) Logsdon; and sister, Genevie Szczublewski. Also surviving are his pride and joy, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Jason (Breanna) Cser, Jessica (Jordan) Kastor, Nick Soncrant, Alex Logsdon; Cameron Cser, Blaire Kastor, and Brady Kastor.

Due to the current health restrictions, services for Lowery will be held privately for the family with a Celebration of Life at a later date. Lowery will be laid to rest in Toledo Memorial Park. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for him at Genacross (Wolf Creek) Nursing home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Programs at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1545 Eastgate Road, Toledo, OH 43614. Friends are encouraged to leave online condolences and share memories:

walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Mr. Darcy Lee Ivory

Mr. Ivory, 45, passed Friday, March 13, 2020, at the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He obtained his GED, attended Harris-Stowe State University and was a forklift driver for Schuetz Packaging.

Funeral Services 11 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2020, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 10 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. Apostle Andre Cranford, Officiant.

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Jean Ann Joly

August 29, 1949 - March 16, 2020

A wonderful child of God, Jean Ann Joly, was called home on March 16, 2020 while a patient at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Jean was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 29, 1949 to Glenn and Evelyn (Straus) Lassey. She attended Ida High School and graduated with the class of 1967, but not before setting out on what would be a career in printing and typesetting. Taking a co-op position with the Bedford Courier later led to eleven years with the Monroe Evening News. She also worked for Krause Printing, Homewood Press, Print-All, and had even been self-employed.

Jean married the love of her life, Russell D. Joly, on June 26, 1970 in Temperance, and they would be blessed with two daughters. She loved her Lord, worshipping at Shelton Park Church of God in Temperance. Jean was a constant fixture at the Monday night ladies Bible study.

Jean loved to crochet and sew. She often showcased her beautiful creations at craft shows although her generosity made her more than willing to give them away to makes someone's day. She loved her grandchildren explicitly and they affectionately referred to her as "Maga".

Jean was a positive inspiration and mentor to all she met. She had a beautiful smile, kind heart, and pristine manners, always expressing "please and thank you" to those she had contact with. Even throughout the course of her own illness, Jean found ways to encourage and share her faith with those around her, often reminding them "God's Got This."

Jean made friends wherever she went, and the Jolys were extremely grateful for their second family on the 11th Floor of St. Joseph Hospital, Oncology and ICU medical care teams, Infusion Center Staff, and Chaplaincy Program for providing absolutely wonderful care.

To cherish her memory, she leaves her beloved husband Russ; two cherished daughters: Melissa Kay Joly and Kimberly S. (Joseph) Hall both of Monroe; three adored grandchildren: Katherine, Alexander, and Elizabeth Hall. Her passing was preceded by her parents; and two brothers: David and Donald; and sister-in-law: Francine.

Due to the unfortunate COVID-19 Pandemic, a private inurnment was held at Roselawn Memorial Park, 13200 South Dixie Highway, LaSalle, Michigan. Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street (734) 384-5185 has been entrusted with her arrangements. The family looks forward to celebrating Jean's life with a public memorial service at Shelton Park Church of God in the future.

In lieu of flowers, memorials for those who desire are suggested to Shelton Park Church of God or The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.

Warren Edward Judson

Warren Edward Judson, age 90, of Lake Somerset, Michigan, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at RidgeCrest Health Campus in Jackson, Michigan.

He was born on June 11, 1929 in Swanton, Ohio to Alfred O. and Londa J. (Brindley) Judson. He married Norma J. Sigg on July 30, 1950 in Wauseon, Ohio, and she survives. Warren lived his early life in Swanton, Ohio and then he moved to Adrian, Michigan in 1961. In 1990 he moved to the Lake Somerset area. Warren graduated from Swanton High School in 1947. Warren was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Navy. He retired from Kroger after 26 years. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Lakes in Addison, Michigan.

Surviving besides his wife Norma, is one daughter, Jodi (David) Sell of Ypsilanti; one son, Edward (Kristen Cassidy) Judson of Jackson; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Edwina Brown and Barbara Savanatik.

Private Funeral Services will be held at Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison, Michigan with Pastor Tyson Bentz officiating. Burial will take place in Wauseon Union Cemetery in Wauseon, Ohio.

Send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com

Mohamed Said Kassem

July 16, 1943 - March 11, 2020

Mohamed Said Kassem, of Sylvania, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 76. He was surrounded by family and friends, from near and far, in his final days.

Mohamed was born in Egypt to Mohamed Ibrahim and Sakina Kassem on July 16, 1943. Mohamed was born on a Friday, which earned him the nickname "Gomaa" (Arabic for Friday). He later became known to many of his friends as "Happy Friday" as his name Said is Arabic for happy. His childhood environment sparked a lifelong interest in politics, religion, and history.

In 1967, Mohamed followed his brother Sami to Toledo to pursue his education. He graduated from the University of Toledo with Bachelor's Degrees in Industrial Engineering and Business. Following college, Mohamed worked at Chrysler, while also translating Arabic documents for new immigrants at the International Institute of Toledo. Mohamed worked hard to provide for his family and refused to take shortcuts. He was devoted to ensuring that all of his interactions with others exhibited honesty, fairness, and integrity.

Mohamed's greatest joy in life was being a father to his children. His world revolved around his family. Educating his children was of the utmost importance to Mohamed, and he tirelessly sacrificed to provide his children with educational opportunities. He ensured that all of his children understood the value of an education, and instilled all of the lessons learned from his struggles and experiences in life in his children. Mohamed taught his children the importance of a strong work ethic by the example he set. He was a great father, friend, and teacher to his children.

Mohamed possessed a wealth of knowledge that was apparent to all who met him, even in his final days. He was able to immediately befriend any person he met, regardless of their background. Mohamed would strike up conversations and joke with perfect strangers, and shared a kindness not regularly seen these days.

Some of Mohamed's simpler pleasures in life included driving to Port Clinton to buy as much fish as humanly possible each spring, laughing to his favorite television show M*A*S*H, and reading about politics, religion, history, and the economy.

Mohamed was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Abdu. Surviving are his wife of over 40 years, Mahasen; sons, Ahmad and Osama; daughters, Laura and Sophia; brothers, Tawfik and Sami; sister, Suad; and countless nieces and nephews.

Mohamed was laid to rest on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Toledo Memorial Park in accordance with Islamic rituals. Condolences can be shared with his family at www.ansberg-west.com.

Amos “Ed” Kennedy

Kennedy, Amos “Ed”, age 88 years, of Archbold, OH passed away March 19, 2020. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Jeannine Humphreys Knupp

11/11/1928 - 03/16/2020

Jeannine Humphreys Knupp of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away on March 16, 2020 at the age of 91. Jeannine, known as Neanie to her friends and family, was born on November 11, 1928 in Lima, Ohio to Beatrice and Arthur Humphreys. In 1948, she married Harold "Moe" Knupp who preceded her in death in 1988. They raised two children, James and Polly. She was a business owner and avid volunteer.

Neanie worked at her father's two businesses, Nordic Dairies and The Big Wedge from their opening in 1946. She and Moe became owners upon her fathers death in 1962. The Big Wedge still imbues nostalgia for its double decker hamburgers and "Chicken on Wheels" commercials. She also worked into her 50s with her uncle, Wilbur Robnolte, running the Lima Blueprint Company. Neanie was extremely passionate about her family and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in particular. She was active in the community and would drop anything to help a neighbor or loved one. She loved to visit the lake, play cards, and cross stitch. Her grandchildren eagerly anticipated her care packages, always sure to contain a mixture of thoughtful items and something that was just the cat's pajamas. Even as she aged, she always had something funny to say. She made sure to tell her family how much she loved them.

Jeannine is survived by her son, James Knupp M.D., of Perrysburg, OH and daughter, Polly (Dana) Irwin of Powell, OH; her sister Susie DeKemper of Jacksonville, FL; three grandchildren: Sarah (Brian) Ebersole of Powell, OH, Hannah (Josh) Rumble of Eagle, CO, and Matthew (Megan) Irwin of Westerville, OH; and six great-grandchildren: Colin, Elise, Lucas and Henry Ebersole, and William and Lily Irwin.

Funeral services will be arranged at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima. In lieu of flowers, please donate generously in Jeannine's memory to St. Rita's Medical Center via Mercy Health Foundation Greater Lima 730 W. Market St. Lima, OH 45801 or foundation.mercy.com and select Lima, OH.

Now that this difficult phase has passed, we can go on chuckling about all the silly things she used to say. Thank you Neanie.

Barbara J. Kurek

Barbara J. Kurek, 78, of Toledo, passed away on March 17, 2020. She was born on February 19, 1942 to Walter and Stella Czerniak in Toledo. Barbara worked and retired from Acklin Stamping. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed trips to the casino. Most of all, Barbara cherished the time she spent with her family and was the best Busia in the whole world.

Barbara was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas. Surviving are her children, Nadine (Michael) Kinshaw, Coreen (Chad) Ball and Todd (Barbara) Kurek; grandchildren, Danielle, Robert (Kennedy), Kaitlin (Jonathan), Matthew, Garrett (Caryn), Kelsey (Joe), Chad (Mary Emily), Alan, Libby, and Lydia; 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Helen and Florence (Bill); and extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be private.

Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Paul Thaddeus Laurel

11/13/1952 - 03/17/2020

Paul Laurel passed away on St. Patrick's Day following a brief illness at Ebeid Hospice Residence surrounded by his immediate family. He was born in East Cleveland to parents, Richard and Maryanne (Fromme) Laurel. He attended Sunbeam School in Cleveland and graduated from Ernest E. Root High School in North Royalton, OH. After moving to Toledo, OH, in 1973 he obtained a business degree from Davis College and started work at Toledo Trust in the trust department. He went on to have a 26-year career with Toledo Trust, Trustcorp, Society and Keybank.

Paul loved using public transportation and his main passion centered around train travel. He enjoyed his vacation time traveling across the country.

A lifelong Catholic, Paul was a member of the Knights of Columbus achieving the Fourth-Degree level.

His grit and determination in life served as a reminder to us all that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his sisters, Ann Laurel, Susan (Kevin) Perrier); brother, Joseph (Cyd) Laurel and their families.

There will be a graveside service for immediate family with a memorial to be planned for a later date. Online condolences to

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Michael William Leimann, Sr.

Leimann Michael William, Sr., age 66 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 21, 2020. Habegger Funeral Services, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Christine Marie Ludlum

Friday, March 13, 2020, our hearts were broken, and our lives forever changed with the loss of our beloved wife, daughter, sister, and friend, Christine Marie Ludlum. Although we mourn her loss, we are relieved that her suffering has ended, and she has found her peace. Memorial Services will be held for Christine in Great Falls, MT and Toledo, OH, but due to the current CDC guidelines, the services will be postponed and announced at a later date.

Born in Toledo, OH, on November 2, 1963, Christine was the beloved daughter of Elaine Hoffman. She grew up in the Toledo area, graduating from Sylvania Southview High School in 1982. She continued her education at Lourdes University in Sylvania, OH, where she proudly received her RN. While working she continued her education, earning a master's degree in Nursing and subsequently, going on to earn a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix. While in Toledo, she met the love of her life, Mark Seal. They married at their home in Great Falls on June 29, 2008 and had 12 wonderful years together with Mark and her 2 German Shepherds by her side until the very end.

Throughout her nursing career Chris held many positions, including nurse administrator for Mercy Health Systems and Promedica Health Systems, chief nursing officer at MidMichigan Health, chief nursing officer at St Luke's Health System in Boise, ID and chief nursing officer at the Great Falls Clinic.

In her more than 30 years as a clinical nurse, as a nurse educator, and as a nurse administrator, Chris was a strong advocate of all aspects of the nursing profession. In her last ten years with serious health issues, she engaged and supported the nurses that so capably cared for her.

Survivors include her loving husband, Mark; mother, Elaine Hoffman, Toledo, OH; sister, Susan Ludlum, Trenton, MI; brothers, Mark Ludlum, Edmonds, WA and Michael Ludlum, Northville, MI.

In lieu of flowers, the family is honoring Chris' two passions, "four legged friends" and the nursing profession. Donations may be made in Christine's name to the Humane Society in Great Falls, Toledo, OH or Boise, ID, and to the Great Falls Clinic Foundation Nursing Excellence Fund, the Spirit of Nursing Conference St. Luke's Foundation in Boise, ID or the Florence Nightengale Scholarship, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com

Ronald L. McClorrine

November 26, 1984 - March 3, 2020

Ronald L. McClorrine, born November 26, 1984 in Toledo, Ohio, departed this life on March 3, 2020. He will forever be remembered for his playful personality, combined with the heart of a lion. Ronnie was a fighter in all aspects of his life and never met a challenge that was too tough to tackle. Although he loved to joke and play, he took great pride in being there for his family and friends. Ronnie will continue to protect and watch over his loved ones from the heaven above. Surviving are parents, Joe and Denise Jones; (and others). Home going services will be held Monday, March 23rd. 11:00 a.m. Wake and 12:00 p.m. Funeral at The House of Day. Fellowship to follow.

www.houseofday.com

Thomas F. Meeker, Sr.

Thomas F. Meeker, Sr., 73, of South Toledo, passed away March 15, 2020. He was born June 6, 1946, in Toledo to Leonard, Sr. and Josephine Meeker. He attended St. James Catholic Grade School and graduated from Macomber High School in 1964. Thomas was a journeyman tool and die maker for over 50 years. He worked at Teledyne and L and J Tool before he went into business for himself with his son, Brad. He also liked bowling, fishing, camping and watching NASCAR and hockey.

Thomas is survived by his sons, Thomas Jr. (Renee) and Bradley; grandsons, Richard and Thomas; siblings, Michael Meeker, Mary (Louis) Mannebach, Cheryle (Lawrence) Adams, Barbara (William) Shultz, James (Jamie) Meeker, Kevin (Dinnie) Meeker, Diane (John) Watterson, John Meeker, Susan (Aimee LeJeune) Knerr and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by siblings, Leonard Meeker, Jr., Mark Meeker and Sharon Meeker.

The family will receive guests, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Newcomer SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo (419-381-1900). A brief Memorial Service will follow the gathering at 5:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Thomas' memory.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Sandra Kay Michaelis

October 15, 1947 - March 15,2020

Sandra Kay Michaelis, 72, passed away on March 15, 2020. She was born on October 15, 1947, in Holgate, Ohio, to Lawrence and Hildegarde (Panning) Michaelis. She graduated from Holgate High School in 1965 and received her degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

She worked for Social Security for over 40 years serving at offices in Toledo and Sandusky, Ohio and then in Chicago and Ypsilanti, Michigan before retiring from the office in Wausau, Wisconsin.

She was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Wausau, Wisconsin. She served on Altar Guild, Lutheran Women's Mission League, and as Treasurer for the Church.

She was also very close to family, traveling back to northwest Ohio on holidays to be with her parents, siblings, and nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed traveling, including a trip to the Holy Land, visiting relatives in Arizona, and taking a trip to Alaska with her mother to visit her nephew.

Sandra is survived by her brother, James (Connie) Michaelis in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Suzette Wilhelm; and brother, Kevin Michaelis.

There will be a memorial service at Christ Lutheran Church in Wausau, Wisconsin at a future date.

This will be followed by a memorial service at St. John Lutheran Church, Holgate, Ohio, at a future date.

You may sign the family guestbook at www.helke.com.

Those wishing to make a donation are encouraged to consider Lutheran Women's Mission League of Christ Lutheran Church, or to Christ Lutheran Church itself.

Mary Lou (Meyer) Mitchell

1939 – 2020

Mary Lou was born to Edmund and Martha (Bergstedt) Meyer on September 10, 1939, in Toledo and went to be with The Lord on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Mary attended Scott High School and The Salvation Army and then was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church for the last 31 years.

She met the love of her life, LeRoy Mitchell while working as usher & usherette at The Valentine Theater and they married on March 28, 1959. Together they had two children, Lisa and Edward. Lee preceded her in death in 1992 and Eddie in 2017.

Mary Lou was a volunteer throughout her lifetime. Some of the many ways were drama coach, camp counselor, den mother, and Sunday school teacher, to name just a few. She worked for Hilebrand Electronics (Muzak), Dr. Robert Julius, Frische Mullen, Partners in Home Health Care, Dr. Thomas Goodin and when she retired she provided childcare in her home… definitely her favorite job of all.

Mary cherished the time she spent with family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed hosting gatherings, sharing the pool, playing cards and scrabble, sewing, camping, bowling, traveling, and scrapbooking. She was well known for her baking talent.

Also preceding her in death; her parents; brothers, Richard (Elizabeth) and Ronald (Molly); sisters, Joanne (Raymond) Schwandt and Shirley (David) Grow and an infant sister, Jeanette; mother and father in law, Vaughn and Victoria McCourt; 19 brothers and sisters-in-law.

Surviving are her daughter, Lisa Walker; daughter-in-law Mary F. Mitchell; grandchildren, Lucas (Amy), Allen (Alison), Charles (Kellie), Lee Madeline (Jacob); great grandchildren, Henry, Eleanore, Lucienne, Olivia and Arwen; sister, Madeline Meyer; brother, Edmund (Janet) Meyer, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Vera Oates, Gertrude Mitchell and the McCourt family, Susan (Frank) Taylor, Vaughn (Darlene), Becky Mansel, Kevin; and oh, so many nieces, nephews, and friends!

Friends and family can honor the memory of Mary Lou with contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church Toledo or The Salvation Army.

Following a private service at Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, on Saturday, March 28, 2020, she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Online condolences to

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Margaret "Maggie" Mittendorf

Margaret "Maggie" Mittendorf, 58, of Elmore, OH passed away March 18, 2020 at St. Charles Hospital in Oregon. She was born in Oregon, Ohio on January 3, 1962 to Travis and Joanne (O'Hearn) Mathers. Maggie graduated from Clay High School in 1980 and went on to attend the University of Toledo. She enjoyed playing, coaching and umpiring sports. Maggie was also a past Worthy Advisor of the Rainbow Girls.

Maggie is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Tim Mittendorf; children, Amanda, Larry, Scott, Jason, Craig, Derek and Marc; 22 grandchildren; and brother, Rick Mathers. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Don Mathers.

The family will receive friends at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Rd. Millbury, OH 43447, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the funeral home on Wednesday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Willow Cemetery. A Celebration of Life, for those unable to attend, will be planned and held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Maggie's name can be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

Sister Dorothy Mrock, OSF

1943 – 2020

Sister Dorothy Mrock died at Rosary Care Center in Sylvania, Ohio on March 17, 2020. Formerly known as Sister M. Vincent, the daughter of Vincent and Lottie Mrock entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Sylvania in 1957 from Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish, Detroit, Michigan. In 1963 she made her first profession in the religious congregation and professed final vows in 1968.

Sister Dorothy had an A.A. degree from Lourdes Junior College, Sylvania, a B.A. and B.S.E. degree from Mary Manse College, Toledo, and an M.Th. degree from Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, Iowa. In the 57 years since her first profession, Sister Dorothy has served the People of God in a variety of ministries based on her education and natural talents. She taught junior high in schools in Ohio and Minnesota while also being assigned as organist in the parishes in which she was teaching. After eight years of teaching Sister Dorothy was asked to be Director of Postulants and Vocations in her community during a time of implementation of Vatican II principles. She moved on from there to Pastoral Ministry at parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota where she accompanied the parishioners through times of sickness, grief and other personal events as well as helping them to minister to one another. She developed a comprehensive Befriender's Program and empowered active senior members to organize and run their own programs.

A highlight of Sister Dorothy's life of ministry was the Mendicant Preaching Team she formed with two Dominican priests in addition to her pastoral work in the parishes in which she worked. Her 19 years of preaching the message, "Finding God in the Ordinary" enabled her to open Scripture and share the Word of God with people from 17 states. Her final years were spent in Third Age Ministry, a ministry of prayer for any and all who requested her to pray for them as well as remembering the many lives she touched in all her ministries. She will be missed by her Sisters in Community and her family and friends and the many souls she touched during her life.

There will be a Welcoming Service for Sister Dorothy in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The funeral Mass will be on March 26, 2020. The welcoming and funeral are private. 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

Whitt Mullins

Mullins, Whitt, age 86 years, of Lambertville, MI passed away March 19, 2020. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Marisue Mygatt

Marisue Mygatt, age 87, of Monroe, MI, died March 17, 2020, at Medilodge of Monroe. She was born March 19, 1932, in Toledo to Mr. and Mrs. Wendel (Grace Reese) Wharton. She worked for 50+ years as a cab dispatcher for Checker Cab in Toledo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton in 2009 and sisters, Ruth Huss and Wilma Steele. Survived by her son, James (Lisa Davis) Mygatt of Monroe; daughters, Phyllis Holberg and Barbara (John) Corr; 10 grandchildren and sister, Lois Bender.

Services will be private for the family. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (419) 269-1111) Online condolences:

blanchardstrabler.com

Betty Francis Paepke

Paepke, Betty Francis, age 72 years, of Luna Pier, MI passed away on March 19, 2020. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Victor G. Perez

Perez, Victor G., age 47 years, of Wauseon, OH passed away March 20, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

John Roger Riley

Riley, John Roger, age 84 years, of Dundee, MI passed away March 20, 2020. Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee, MI. As published in The Blade

Dorothy Faye Rokicki

Rokicki, Dorothy Faye, age 81 years, of Temperance, MI, passed away March 20, 2020. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Stanley Rubin

Stanley Rubin, age 92, of Toledo, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Parkcliffe Development Community. He was born on May 2, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Abraham and Tillie (Baer) Rubin. Stanley was a Navy veteran. He married the former Phyllis Wasserstrom, who preceded him in death in 1994.

Stanley was a salesman with the former Louis Wasserstrom & Co. for many years and eventually assumed ownership of the company with his brother-in-law, Harold Miller, retiring in 1986. He was an avid gardener and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. He was a longtime member of the Temple Shomer Emunim where he spent many hours volunteering and working in their gardens.

Surviving are his children, Randy H. Rubin, Marcia (Larry) Rosenberg and Gail (Matthew) Sperling. Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.

Private services for the family have been held with interment at the Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangemenst by the Robert H. Wick Funeral Home. (419)535-5840.

www.wickfh.com

Ralph J. Schall

Schall, Ralph J., age 91 years, of Petersburg, MI, passed away March 19, 2020. Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee, MI. As published in The Blade

Sandra Schemmer

Sandra Schemmer, 83, formerly of Fremont, passed away on March 19, 2020 at Edgewood Manor in Port Clinton, Ohio. Born on July 16,1936 to the late Lyle Guy and Doris (Hall) Weaver, Sandra was one of eight children. On August 20,1955, she married Thomas Schemmer who precedes her in death. Together, they spent 61 years in marriage.

She was a 1964 graduate of Genoa High School and a member of Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church in Fremont, Ohio.

Surviving are Sandra's children, Robin (Ronald) Kerns of Melbourne, FL., Ronald (Susan) Schemmer of Pensacola, FL., and Holly (Rick) Lucas of Port Clinton, OH.; brothers, Robert Weaver and James Weaver, both of Genoa, OH.; sister, Faye Weaver Huggins of Sedro Woolley, WA.; 11 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

Sandra is preceded in death by; her parents, Lyle and Doris; husband, Thomas; sister, Levis Jean Wolcott and brothers, Harold, Merle, and William.

A memorial service for Mrs. Schemmer will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH, 44870. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, OH, has had the privilege of assisting the Schemmer family.

To express online condolences, please visit:

www.hermanfh.com

Lillian Ruth Scott

Lillian Ruth Scott, age 89, of Perrysburg, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Aspen Grove Assisted Living. She was born on December 10, 1930, in Middlepoint, OH. Lillian retired from Lucas County Children's Services after 22 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Helen Shrider; by her husband, Don T. Scott; and siblings, Richard Shrider and Jean Doyle. Lillian is survived by her children, Dennis Scott, Maralee Davis and Kevin Scott; grandchildren, Luna (Anthony) Hatch, Jessica Davis, and Corey Davis; and great-grandchildren, Marin, Ellis, Aurora, Robert and Fia.

Inurnment will be Private at Ft. Meig's Cemetery at a later date. Newcomer – West Sylvania Chapel (419-392-9500) assisted the family with professional services.

The family would like to give a special thank you to all of the caregivers and staff at Aspen Grove and ProMedica Hospice for all of their love, care and compassion given to Lillian and her family through this time.

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

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Gerald L. Seitz

Gerald "Gerry" L. Seitz age 78 passed away on March 14th, 2020 at his home in Mesa Arizona. Jerry was born on December 2nd, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio to Hubert and Gertrude Seitz. Upon graduating from Central Catholic high school, Gerald joined the Marines. The Marines were the love of his life as he lived "once a Marine always a Marine." He worked Toys for Tots, and he attended the Toledo Marine Corps breakfast in Toledo every year since his retirement from the Corps. He led a very simple life focused on keeping in touch with his brother Jack.

Gerry's favorite vacations of all time were his trips to Drummond Island with his family and parents. During his early years his favorite pastime was fishing with his son Chris, and his nephews John and Mike Seitz.

Upon retiring from Duff Trucking and several other jobs, Jerry moved to Mesa Arizona where he resided for many years. While in Arizona he made several trips to Las Vegas, and the various parks in Arizona, and, would revisit Toledo each year.

Gerry is survived by his children, Lisa (Greg) Bowling, Laura (Tom) Baird, Chris (Kim) Seitz; 7 grandchildren; brother, Jack (Linda); sister, Mary Anne (David) Nichols; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude; father, Hubert/Bud; and brother, Robert James.

In lieu of flowers, or money, please buy a toy and contribute to Toys for Tots in his name. At the request of Gerry, there will not be a service in Toledo as he will be laid to rest in Arizona.

Georgiana Irene (Brossia) Shank

March 6, 1940 - March 17, 2020

Georgiana Irene (Brossia) Shank, 80, of Perrysburg, Ohio died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Toledo Hospital. She was born in Rossford, Ohio on March 6, 1940 to Elmer Carl and Edna Irene (Smith) Brossia. Georgiana graduated from Rossford High School.

Georgiana married Edgar M. Shank and together they raised their family. She was a go-getter who worked at Perrysburg Township Police/Fire and retired from the Wood County Sheriff's Office as a 9-1-1 operator. She enjoyed going to casinos but her pride and joy were her kids and grandchildren.

Georgiana is survived by her daughters, Nina (David) Baum, Gretchen (Charley) Settles, Robin (Victor Limon) Dilucia; grandchildren, David Lee Baum, Daniel F. Baum, Brandy Marie Baum, Amber I. (Lonnie) Pierce, Joseph David (Ashleigh) Dilucia, Dominic Mason Dilucia, Brett Austin Dilucia; eight loving great grandchildren; and sister, Jeanette Ann Okumus. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edgar M. Shank; daughter, Nancy Shank; brothers, Charles William Brossia, Elmer Carl Brossia, Jr. and Robert James Brossia.

Due to current situations services will be private. A live streaming of Georgiana's funeral was on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Arrangements were entrusted to Witzler Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, Ohio (419-874-3133). Burial will be in Ft. Meigs Union Cemetery. Memorial donations in Georgiana Shank name may be made to Martin Luther Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left at

www.witzlershank.com

Marcia Ann Siedlecki

Siedlecki, Marcia Ann, age 72 years, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away March 17, 2020. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Clinton S. Skipper

Clinton Steaven Skipper, age 90, passed away March 9, 2020, at home in Toledo. Clinton was born February 25, 1930, in Evergreen, Alabama, worked as a bus driver for the City of Chicago for many years and served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there will be no public services. He will be interred in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida, close to Evergreen, Alabama.

Arrangements were entrusted to Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road Toledo, Ohio, (419) 475-5055.

www.urbanskifuneralhome.com

Harold B. Smith

Harold "Smitty" Smith, a proud World War II veteran, passed away on March 9, 2020, at the age of 96. He was preceded in death by his wife, June; sons, Terry and Kenny; grandsons, Mark and Brian Robinson.

Harold is survived by his daughter, Barbara (Tom) Robinson; great grandson, Zachary; and great great grandson, Jaxton.

In keeping with Harold's wishes, services will be private.

Please send condolence to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Vernon J. Snow Jr.

2/26/38 - 3/17/20

Vernon J. Snow Jr., 82, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, surrounded by his family. Vern was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 26, 1938 to Vernon and Opal (Bailey) Snow. On November 28, 1957, he married the love of his life, Sharon Davenport. Vern was employed with Libbey-Owens-Ford as a millwright, retiring after 30 years. In preparation for his retirement, he founded Snow's Wood Shop in 1983. Working alongside his family, he built custom cabinetry for countless Northwest Ohio homes. 37 years later this business lives on today. Upon his retirement from the shop in 1993, Vern took time to travel the country with Sharon in their motorhome and enjoyed his other hobbies of woodworking, cooking, and enjoying cocktails with his family and friends. After Sharon's death in 1999, Vern was fortunate to find a second life of love with Linda Martin. They shared 20 years together and a passion of traveling the country, eventually becoming snowbirds in Florida.

Vern is survived by his children, Kerry (Louann) Snow, Kristine (Tom) Steedman, Kraig (Brenda Danner) Snow, Kurt (Mindy) Snow, and Kyle (Krissy) Snow; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Lila (Harry) Hepner; in-laws Gary Davenport, Larry (Susie) Davenport and Vicki Davenport; his significant other Linda Martin; and her children, Sherry (Steve) Timofeev, Dana Metzger; and her 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother Russ Snow; father and mother-in-law Rex and Lucille Davenport; brother-in-law, Rick Davenport and sister-in-law Nickey Davenport.

Per Vern's wishes, a private memorial will be held. Memorial contributions may be directed to Heartland Hospice or The American Cancer Society. Eggleston Meinert Pavley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Dr. Joseph C. Sommerville

Dr. Joseph C. Sommerville - former Chairman of the Department of Educational Leadership and Professor Emeritus at The University of Toledo, peacefully left this earthly life on Sunday March 15th. He was a noted and beloved educator, author, counselor and mentor to countless individuals throughout a lifetime of service to his community and the greater world.

Dr. Sommerville was born in Birmingham, Alabama on December 28th, 1926. He attended the then segregated Parker High School and upon his graduation continued his studies at Morehouse College. His academic career was interrupted by a stint in the U.S. Army where he served honorably as a supply sergeant stationed in Germany at the end of World War II. He returned from the service in 1947 to complete his undergraduate studies at Morehouse and received his bachelors degree from Morehouse in 1949.

He began his career as an educator teaching at his alma mater Parker High School in Birmingham. Never one to rest on his laurels, he took up his graduate studies at The University of Michigan. It was there that he met his wife of 57 years, Mattie C. Sommerville who preceded him in death in 2013. Their union produced two sons, Joseph Jr. "Joey" and Barry. Dr. Sommerville eventually earned four graduate degrees from U of M, culminating with his Ph.D. in 1969.

His lengthy career included service in the Birmingham, Alabama and Inkster, Michigan School Systems. He also was an active leader in numerous organizations including The Inkster Federation of Teachers, Dearborn-Inkster Human Relations Council and Wayne County Schools (Detroit). After his retirement from U of T, he continued his 23 years of service on the Toledo Lucas County Library Board of Trustees, including two terms as President of the Board. In 1996, he was selected as the first state president of the AARP of Ohio.

He was the recipient of many honors throughout his career. He was honored as a living legend by the African American Legacy Project in 2013. A scholarship was named in his honor by the Association of Black Faculty and Staff at The University of Toledo in 2016. In 2019, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity named an annual golf tournament in his honor.

Dr. Sommerville was blissfully happy in his twilight years, in part thanks to the love and care of his wife, Olivia Curbeam Newby Sommerville.

He was a longtime member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church serving in numerous leadership roles including Deacon Emeritus. He was a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (The Boulé). He is survived by his wife Olivia; sons, Joey and Barry; stepsons, Kevin and Shaun Newby; their respective spouses and children. He was preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter, Dani Sommerville.

Dr. Sommerville's enduring legacy lives on through the positive impact he had on the many people he touched throughout his exemplary life.

Due to the current public health crisis, a memorial celebration for Dr. Sommerville will be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Dale-Riggs Funeral Home. www.dalefh.com

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Donald Richard Steele

Donald Richard Steele of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, passed away Saturday morning, March 14, 2020, at Havasu Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born on February 12, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio, where he lived for many years before retiring in 1988 and moving to Lake Havasu.

Don attended Woodward High School in Toledo before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served three years in the Pacific theater of World War II, primarily in Subic Bay, Philippines as an Electricians Mate, Petty Officer Third Class. As his father before him, Don began his professional career as a carpenter. He started at Maumee Valley Hospital and advanced to Director of Buildings and Grounds at Medical College of Ohio (MCO). It was at MCO that Don met his wife Barbara Jean (Harpel Jones) Steele. They were married for 40 years when Barb passed away in 2013. Don and Barb loved sailing, powerboating and camping along the Maumee River with family. His grandchildren and great grandchildren affectionately called him "Grandpa Boat." Don was a 32 degree Mason and also a Zenobia Shriner as a member of The Fort Industry Lodge of Toledo, Ohio for 15 years. After retiring to Lake Havasu City, Don took up woodworking. His artistic flare and creative passion created a variety of art including hand carved Indian Kachina dolls and stagecoaches. He loved watching a good western movie, with John Wayne being his favorite actor!

In addition to his wife Barbara, Don was predeceased by his parents, Benjamin Earl Steele and Araminta "Minnie" (McNutt) Steele; his older brother, William Earl Steele and his great-grandson, Jack Ridgeway. He is survived by his children, Richard Steele of Fort Myers, Florida, Thomas (Marcia) Steele of Sylvania, Ohio, Judie (Dan) Danek of Mesa, Arizona, John (Monica) Steele of Sylvania, Ohio, Dianne (Gary) Moore of El Mirage, Arizona, Joseph Steele of Fort Myers, Florida, Julie Michalak of Holland, Ohio, Karen (Tony) Bell of West Jordan, Utah and Glenn (Jennifer Backus) Jones of Waterville, Ohio. Don is also survived by his brother, Robert (Phyllis) Steele of Toledo, Ohio, as well as 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild along with a multitude of nieces and nephews that will all miss his quick wit, engaging smile and receptive personality more than words can express.

The family extends their gratitude to the entire staff of the intermediate care unit at Havasu Regional Medical Center for their understanding and compassionate care of our father/grandfather/brother/uncle.

A private family memorial service was held on Friday, March 20th at Lake Havasu Memorial Gardens Cemetery with interment immediately following. Memorial tributes are suggested to The American Legion, Shriners Hospitals for Children or the charity of the donor's choice.

Donald L. Steigerwald

Donald L. Steigerwald, 89 0f Oregon, Ohio passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020. He was born October 30, 1930, to Orrin and Esther (Schacht) Steigerwald. Don graduated form Clay High School in 1949. Attended Toledo College (pre-pharmacy) until he proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean war. Retiring after 30 years of service from the United States Postal Service, volunteering for the credit union for many years. Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Sylvia (Woodworth); their 3 children Larry (Connie) Steigerwald, Dawn Vincent, Mike Petty, Sheila Steigerwald, Charlie Payne; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren; and many cousins.

He was fun loving and always made you laugh. He was and avid sportsman. From various clubs and charities to teaching his grandkids. Loved the water and fishing. Enjoyed playing high school and college sports and passing on tips to his grandkids, rarely missing their practice or game. Greatly enjoyed traveling with family and friends, especially casinos, and the "49s" monthly meetings, always trying to keep in contact with everyone.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 2 – 6 p.m., at the Christ Dunberger American Legion Post #537, 4925 Pickle Road, Oregon, OH 43616.

Frank Willis Taylor Jr., M.D.

Frank Willis Taylor Jr., M.D., age 97, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020. He was born in Clarksburg, Ohio, on May 30, 1922, to Frank and Ruth (Eisenbrey) Taylor. Frank was a veteran in the Army National Guard during the Korean War and honorably discharged as a Major.

Frank graduated from Ohio State Medical School in 1946, then finished his Ophthalmology residency in 1957. He then moved to Toledo and opened his practice in 1957. Frank was one of the first ophthalmologists in Toledo. He spent many years pursing his hobby of owning an apple orchard in Zanesfield, Ohio, along with tennis, golf, skiing, and all other outdoor activities. Frank was a longtime member of the Toledo Kiwanis.

He is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Martha; children, Jay (Christine), Jackie, John Robert (Roxanne), Joette (Gene) Parker, Janet (Alex) Monteith; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his son, James and his wife, Kathy.

Services will be private. Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution, please consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg. Online condolences may be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Charlotte J. Turco

Charlotte Jean Turco, 93, passed away on March 20, 2020 after a long illness. Charlotte was born in Lindsey, OH to August and Grace Kraak on Feb 6, 1927. She grew up in Fremont and graduated from Ross High School in 1945. Charlotte leaves behind Domenic Turco, her husband of 71 years; six children, Karen (John) Pollock, Kevin (Nanette) Turco, Joan (Tom) Coates, Wendy (Chris) Matlack, Laurie (Jim) Deen, and Keith (Patti) Turco; 18 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind sister, Shirley Mullholand; and brother, Norman Kraak both of Fremont. She was predeceased by granddaughter Emily Matlack; brothers, Walter and Myron Kraak; and brother-in-law, Tom Mullholand.

Charlotte will be remembered by those whose lives she touched as a kindhearted, soft-spoken, and gentle woman. She was an avid reader and a lifelong learner with many interests including gardening, quilting, health, and nature. She belonged to several quilt groups and won awards for some of her quilting at the Wood County Fair. After her six children were on their own Charlotte returned to school to study nursing at the NW Ohio LPN Training Center.

Above all, Charlotte's passion was her family which gathered regularly at their home in Northwood. Charlotte was never one to raise her voice, but taught life's lessons by example and kind words of support and encouragement. Charlotte was patient and respectful, always willing to listen to other's troubles without judgement. She believed in her children and offered advice only when asked.

Charlotte was content with simple things like holding new grandchildren or walking the older kids around her flower garden. She loved family gatherings and marveled as her adult children and their kids took over organizing the parties at their home in Northwood. Most of all she enjoyed sitting outside the backyard workshop with Nick as they ate lunch, enjoyed the sunshine and watched the birds.

Private funeral services will be held at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Road. A Celebration of Life will be held and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Charlotte's name can be directed to Heartland Hospice Services of Toledo for their music therapy fund.

Charlotte's family would like to thank the caring staff at Landings of Oregon, as well as the staff at Heartland Hospice.

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Kathleen (Bolyard) VanTuinen

VanTuinen, Kathleen (Bolyard), age 62 years, of Toledo, OH passed away March 20, 2020. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH. As published in The Blade

Agnes A. "Aggie" Vaughan

Agnes A. "Aggie" Vaughan, age 86, of Toledo, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, with her loving family by her side. She was born on June 2, 1933, to Theodore and Myrtle Bondie in Willis, Michigan. Her Herb shoppe, Aggies Herbs and Vitamins, was in operation for over 40 years. Aggie's favorite pastimes included singing, piano, sewing, knitting, traveling, cooking, spending time with family, and spoiling her great grandchildren! Her strong faith in God's promises moved her to share encouragement from the Bible with others. She will always be remembered for her warm heart and love for others.

Left to cherish Aggie's memory are her loving children, Richard Vaughan, Jr. and Patricia (Ike) Mitchell; grandchildren, Mitchell (Lisa) Vaughan and Hannah (John) DiBlasi; great-grandchildren, Francis, Gianna, Isabella, and Harper.

Due to the uncertainties currently surrounding all of us, the funeral dates are yet to be determined.

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 all the staff and caregivers at UTMC, ICU.

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Mark Duane Wagoner, Sr.

April 4, 1943 - March 18, 2020

Mark "Mick" Duane Wagoner, Sr. was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 4, 1943 to Hugh and Wilma Wagoner. He passed peacefully surrounded by his family on March 18, 2020. In between those two dates, he enjoyed a wonderful life of 76 years. Mick had a boundless ability to love and always looked for the best in everyone he met. And he was funny, always quick with a joke and a reminder to never take ourselves too seriously. Mick left an amazing legacy of warmth and fun.

After spending his early years in Toledo, Mick moved with his family to a farm in Shelby, Ohio along with his brother John "Bud" Wagoner. Mick graduated from Shelby High School in 1961, where he took great pride in being part of the powerhouse Shelby Whippet football teams of the time. He was also a sprinter on the Shelby track team, where he set the school record for the 100 yard dash and would later boast that the record would never be broken (we eventually learned because Shelby switched to the 100 meter dash a few years later). He was voted the "Most Charming" person in his senior class, and left Shelby with wonderful friends and memories. So great was his love for Shelby that he named every Ottawa Hills youth team he later coached the "Whippets."

Mick attended Ohio Northern University on a football and track scholarship. He was the starting running back for the Polar Bears football team, and a sprinter on the track team. He also somehow managed to find his way on to the Polar Bears ice hockey team. He went to college with plans of becoming a football coach with a dream to coach the Cleveland Browns. For the years that followed, every time the Browns had an opening for a new head coach (an all too frequent occurrence) he would call his kids to say this was the time the Browns would give him the job so he could implement his beloved single-wing offense in the NFL. And he would certainly joke that – even in the condition he is today – his coaching might still be an improvement over the Brown's current situation.

Mick graduated from Ohio Northern in 1965 with twelve varsity letters and as a member of the "N" Men for academic achievement. But, as it turns out, he was having so much fun in Ada that his plans of becoming a football coach soon changed. He instead decided to spend another three years in law school at Ohio Northern. He graduated from the Ohio Northern University School of Law in 1968 with great friends, stories, and as a legend to the bars on Main Street. We suspect that he may have even gone to a class or two.

After seven fun-filled years at Ohio Northern, Mick moved back to Toledo to practice law. He started practicing law out of a garage but soon reunited with his brother Bud to form Wagoner, Steinberg, Chinnis & Smith in 1971, now known as Wagoner & Steinberg in Holland, Ohio. He was very proud of the firm and its contributions to its clients, community, and local bar associations. He particularly enjoyed the Annual Gridiron Show and managing the Wagoner & Steinberg softball team of "file clerks" (better known as the 1993 Ottawa Hills High School State Runner-Up Baseball Team) to three consecutive championships in the Toledo Bar Association Softball league. Salaries for the team were apparently paid in beer.

Mick focused his practice on family law for more than fifty years, working up until the week before his passing. He was remembered for his high ethics and as a great lawyer, helping his clients navigate some of their worst personal challenges with perspective and humor, while giving fatherly advice and being their fierce advocate. He took particular joy interacting with his colleagues in the bar and courts, where he would be eager to share the latest joke or funny story. As he progressed in his practice, he was recalled for his fatherly mentorship of younger lawyers. Once, a young attorney was struggling in a court case while cross-examining a witness. Mick – as the opposing attorney – asked the judge for a brief recess so he could teach the younger attorney how to overcome the procedural hurdle. Similar stories were told throughout his career. He was a Lifetime Fellow of the Toledo Bar Association and a proud member of the Fulton County Bar Association.

Mick's greatest joy was his family. His wife Jo has lost the love of her life, his sons Mark and Greg and daughter Paula have lost their hero, Merideth, Jennifer and Nick have lost their loving father-in-law, and his seven grandchildren have lost his beaming smile every time he saw them. Mick gave his all for his family, making it a point to have dinner most every night at home when his kids were young and never miss one of their games. During Mark and Greg's Ottawa Hills football games, he would march up and down the sidelines cheering them on. While watching Paula win two state championships and become a high school All-American as part of the Ottawa Hills field hockey team, his booming voice could be heard yelling "shoot the ball" even if the Green Bears were forty yards from the goal. He also drove countless hours to watch his sons' hockey games, never missing an opportunity to have a good time on a road trip. Simply put, he enjoyed every moment watching his kids play. As they got older, Mick would drive up to 14 hours to watch his kids continue to play sports at Providence College, Boston University, and Georgetown University. He would later have that same passion for the activities of each of his seven grandchildren.

Not all was easy, however. One day Mick found himself a single parent raising three young kids on his own. He made unbelievable sacrifices to maintain a normal life for his kids during a not-so-normal couple of years for all of them. He never complained. And he was tough -- so tough (and perhaps stubborn) that he once tried to walk off a serious heart attack that eventually resulted in a quintuple bypass. When asked by the doctor what he did after he suffered his severe heart attack, he replied that he got up, had breakfast, and went to work. Only later would his kids come to fully appreciate what amazing efforts it took for their Dad to hold it all together during their junior high and high school years. Put simply, he was the hero in Mark, Greg, and Paula's lives.

Mick was extraordinary involved in his community. He served several years as President of the Ottawa Hills Booster Club and the Ottawa Hills Youth Soccer Association (while making clear to his boys that they would be playing football in high school). The Ohio State High School Athletic Association later awarded Mick its very first statewide Outstanding Contributor Award for his efforts to assist high school sports. He was known as "Mr. Wags" throughout Ottawa Hills and was a vocal cheerleader for all of his kids' friends. He would root for the player that didn't see much playing time as much as he would for his own family member. He would scour the sports pages looking for the successes of his friends' children and take great joy in them. Throughout his life, Mick reveled in the success of others more than he did his own.

After his kids had graduated form Ottawa Hills, he finally realized his dream of being a football head coach (and implementing the single-wing offense) when he coached the Ottawa Hills Junior High Football Team to several successful seasons, including winning a few TAAC League Championships. His impact was so great on these twelve and thirteen year old boys that they later invited Coach Wags to be the speaker at their High School football banquet.

Mick then continued his enthusiasm into his children's families and careers. With Paula as the Athletic Director of LaJolla High School in San Diego County, California, he followed all of the Viking's teams with great passion. He had a special relationship with Greg (Mick and Greg were great buds) and would swing by his office almost every time he was downtown. He joined his son Mark in his successful campaigns for the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate. Mick was a fixture on the campaign trail telling jokes and enjoying the people he met along the way.

That initial political involvement later led to Mick's own election to the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee, where he represented Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Erie and Fulton counties in the Ohio GOP. Not surprisingly, Mick was not caught up in titles or offices, but instead referred to all elected officials – including governors, senators, justices, and congressman – simply by their first name and rooted for their success just like he did for his kids' friends. He also served for a few years on the Lucas County Board of Elections where – like in his law practice – he used his judgment, perspective, and humor to help guide the Board of Elections through its most challenging time.

He met the great love of his life – Jo Wagoner – about halfway through his journey. They were inseparable and one of the great love stories. In his later years, Mick was his happiest walking their beloved dog, Ozzie and just being with Jo. They laughed continually and loved each other unconditionally.

Mick leaves us with an amazing legacy of funny "Mickisms" (many of which shouldn't be repeated in polite company) and a family that loves each other as much as he loved them. He is survived by his beloved wife Helen Ann "Jo" Wagoner; his son Mark D. Wagoner, Jr. and wife Merideth and their children Mark D. Wagoner, III (aptly nicknamed Mickey) and Taylor of Ottawa Hills, Ohio; his son Gregory H. Wagoner and wife Jennifer and their children Hugh, Lucy, and Fitz of Ottawa Hills, Ohio; and his daughter Paula Conway and husband Nick and their children Lola and Ted of LaJolla, California. Mick's much-loved dog, Ozzie, will miss their walks.

In typical Mick Wagoner fashion, his final request was to go out with a party. So, when things return to normal the Wagoners will host another of the famous "Wagoner s###bangs" sometime this summer (and we may invite the Ottawa Hills police to break it up again for old time sake). The family will conduct a private service for immediate family in the next two weeks. The family requests that contributions in Mick's honor be made to the Mick Wagoner Athletic Fund at the Ottawa Hills School Foundation and mailed to 3600 Indian Road, Ottawa Hills, Ohio 43606. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Walker Funeral Homes.

Finally, our family wants to thank the amazing team of EMS and healthcare professionals that provided Mick with comfort and care over his last few days. Each one of them is an unsung hero in these times. And from tragedy came amazing warmth. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank each and every one of you who reached out over the last few days. We have been overwhelmed by all your love, support, and fond memories of Mick.

William "Bill" F. Ward

On Monday, March 10, 2020, William "Bill" F. Ward passed away at the age of 82. Bill was born on September 21, 1937, in Akron, Ohio, to James and Hazel (Scott) Ward. He attended Ohio State University for two years and then served his country in the United States Army. He finished his education at Kent State University where he received a retail management and economics degree in 1963.

Bill had two careers. He was a clothes buyer for the LaSalle department stores which eventually became part of Macy's. He also worked at the Lampson's department store before making a career change into the Heating and Air Conditioning field in 1975. In 1983, he opened his own company, Cherry Hill Heating and Air Conditioning, in Sylvania, Ohio, and operated the company until 1993 when it closed. He was known as a sincere, honest, and customer-focused businessman. Bill retired in 2000.

Bill had a passion for playing cards, boating, downhill skiing, and helping others. He was a regular Bridge player in the Toledo area and also enjoyed beating many friends and family in other card games (with a twinkle in his eye). He loved boating and fishing in the Dolphin, his 23-foot powerboat, on the Maumee River and Lake Erie. Bill brought his passion for boating into his volunteer work with the Toledo Power Squadron to teach safe boating classes to others. He eventually became a commander of the organization. Later in his life, Bill volunteered with Kairos Prison Ministry. Throughout his life, he loved helping friends and family when in need. Bill was also a member of the Sylvania Moose #1579, the Toledo Elks #59, and the American Legion Post 468 Joseph W. Diehn of Sylvania.

Bill is survived by his two children, Sherry Marcus and Keith Ward; four grandchildren: Sarah, Maya, and Edward Marcus, and Ian Cunningham-Ward; and sister, Martha Pelletier. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sara Ward and Mary Patrino; and his black lab friend, BJ.

Bill was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Sylvania, Ohio, where a memorial service will be held in the late Summer or early Fall. Online condolences to

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Denise L. Whelton

Denise L. Whelton, age 60 of Yuma, AZ passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on March 4, 2020. She was born in Toledo, OH to Lester and Charlotte Sharrit. Denise grew up in Rossford, OH and was a 1977 graduate of Rossford High School. She attended Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, FL and graduated in Graphic Design. In 1993 her family moved to Illinois where she resided for 27 years. For the past 10 years she worked at Beecher Manor Nursing Home as the Activities Assistant. At the beginning of this year she retired and on February 4, 2020 she moved to Yuma, AZ to live with her son and his family. Denise was a very creative artist. She painted floats for the Beecher parades and worked on commissioned art work for years. Denise was a selfless and compassionate person, extremely proud of her three children and most of all cherished her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew her.

Denise is survived by her children, Michelle (Alex) Bills, Georgetown TX, Michael "Joey" (Caitlin)Whelton, IV, Yuma, AZ and Erin Whelton, Grant Park, IL; grandchildren, Michael , V, Lilly and Caroline with one on the way; siblings Kathy (Joel) Sharrit of Waterville, OH and Nannette (Scott) Sturtevant of Swanton, OH. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and former husband, Michael Whelton, III.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd., Rossford, OH 43460. To leave online expressions of sympathy please visit:

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Larry Willis

Willis, Larry, age 66 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away March 20, 2020. Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Ronald E. Zolnai

Ronald E. Zolnai age 85 of Toledo, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2020, while surrounded by his family.

The visitation will be private due to the coronavirus. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Please view and sign our online "guest registry" at CoyleFuneralHome.com

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March 21, 2020

Virginia M. Blaser

Blaser, Virginia M. “Ginny”, age 89 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away March 15, 2020. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Jack C. Graf

Graf, Jack C., age 72 years, of Archbold, OH, passed away March 18, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Janet L. Motot

Motot, Janet L., age 82 years, of Tiffin, OH, passed away March 16, 2020. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Lowell G. Pfau

Pfau, Lowell G., age 79 years, of New Bavaria, OH, passed away March 14, 2020. Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Holgate, OH. As published in The Blade

March 20, 2020

Dr. Derrill A. Hablitzel

Hablitzel, Dr. Derrill A., age 101 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away March 17, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Freddie Jackson, Sr.

Jackson, Sr., Freddie, age 75 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 8, 2020. House of Day Funeral Home, Adrian, OH. As published in The Blade

Randy Lee Matthews

Matthews, Randy Lee, age 67 years, of Rocky Ridge, OH, passed away March 18, 2020. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

David D. Moon

Moon, David D., age 70 years, of Curtice, OH, passed away March 16, 2020. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

Carla Lynn (Eastes) Nash

Nash, Carla Lynn (Eastes), age 53 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away March 17, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Susan May Simmet

Simmet, Susan May, age 61 years, of Montpelier, OH, passed away March 18, 2020. Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

Wendy L. (Stover) Suter

Suter, Wendy L. (Stover), age 55 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away March 17, 2020. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

March 19, 2020

Cody J. Albert

Albert, Cody J., age 32 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away March 17, 2020. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Arvilla “Billie” Bednarik

Bednarik, Arvilla “Billie”, age 90 years, formerly of Oak Harbor and Genoa, OH, passed away March 17, 2020. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Ligia Billeb

Ligia Billeb formerly of Toledo, OH and Clearwater Beach, FL passed away peacefully on March 11, 2020. Ligia was born in northern Brazil. She was a city of Toledo Public Schools teacher, teaching foreign languages; Spanish, French and German to the children of Toledo for 30 years. She was the director of the International Children's Choir in the 1970's and taught many children in Toledo to play guitar, piano and to sing and live life in harmony.

She is survived by her husband, Hans Billeb; her children, daughter, Luci (Gene) Pinkus; son, Andre (Christine) Simenauer and her grandchildren, Emily Simenauer, Josh Pinkus, Eli Simenauer, Jason Pinkus and Eva Simenauer.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. She will be placed to rest in a private ceremony.

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Dennis Cassin

01/25/1934 - 03/14/2020

Dennis (Denny) J. Cassin, age 86, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 14, 2020, in his home after a long illness with Parkinson's disease, being cared for by his loving wife. Denny was born on January 25, 1934, in Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Toledo, Ohio, in 1947. He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine (McCarty) Cassin; father, John Cassin; brother, Jack Cassin; brother, Charles Cassin; sister-in-law, Marilyn Cassin; sister-in-law, Betty Cassin; and nephew, Charles Cassin.

Denny is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Dolores (Krieg) Cassin; step children, Ken (Julie) Krieg, Mark (Lora) Krieg, Steve (Amy) Krieg, and Sue (Casey) Fetherolf; niece, Mary Kay (Mark) Miller; nephew Mark (Cheryl) Cassin; niece, Terri (Gene) Zmuda; 18 grandchildren; 6 great-children; and numerous loving great-nieces, great-nephews, and dear friends.

Denny graduated from Toledo Central Catholic High School in 1953. He retired from the union as a brick layer, working locally for over 40 years. Denny enjoyed ice skating and performed in the Ice Capades at the Sports Arena in 1958. He loved his church and his community. Denny was an usher at OLPH for over 4 decades and he adored passing out the church bulletins, collecting the offering, and greeting his church family. He used his masonry skills and endlessly gave back to OLPH and his high school. Denny created beautiful custom designed mosaic murals including the depiction of Christ the King at Toledo Central Catholic High School.

Denny was an avid fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish & the Chicago Bears. In addition, Denny was a remarkable wood worker. He had a beautiful workshop in his basement and valued making treasures for his family and friends. He made gorgeous holiday decorations, bird houses, step stools, signs, and pepper mills that we will forever cherish and continue to pass on. Denny enjoyed sitting on his patio swing with a good cigar watching the birds and talking to his "Tootsie" (Dolores). He will forever be missed.

There will be no visitation and services will be private for the family. A celebration of Life Service will be held for family and friends at a later date.

Please view the online guest registry at CoyleFuneralHome.com. Please consider a donation to either Heartland Hospice or the Parkinson's Foundation.

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Richard Herbert Evanoff

The visitation and memorial service for Richard Herbert Evanoff, scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 2020 at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home has been postponed. Please share condolences at

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Laura D. Fuehrer

Laura D. Fuehrer, 75, of Curtice, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Monday, March 16, 2020, after a tragic accident. Laura was born in Toledo, Ohio, on February 20, 1945, to Harold and Dorthea (Reuvenstein) Fuehrer. Laura was a 1963 graduate of Waite High School and Mercy School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse with Toledo Public Schools, retiring from Waite High School. Laura served as president of the Emergency Nurses Association, president of Mercy Alumni Association; and was a member of the YWCA Board of Directors. Laura was a compassionate, funny person who will be remembered fondly as "Aunt Granny" by her nieces and nephews.

Laura is survived by her siblings, Jennifer (Dennis) Shepherd, William (Janet) Fuehrer, Jim (Anita) Fuehrer, and Joseph (Ann) Andros; daughter-in-law, Joyce Andros; nieces and nephews, Laura (Frank) Ramirez, Jacob (Alyssa) Shepherd, Joshua Shepherd, Jonathon Shepherd, Phyllis Shepherd, Diana (Chris) Hall, Beth (Rick) Harvey, and David (Carrie) Fuehrer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Dorthea Fuehrer, Phyllis and Joseph Andros; and brother, Jim Andros.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, on Sunday, March 22, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 23, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home, where the family will greet friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be directed to Waite High School Scholarship Fund; the Toledo Humane Society or the Lucas County Food Bank.

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Philip Garcia

Garcia, Philip, age 57 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 16, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Julie Gillard

Gillard, Julie, age 55 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 13, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

James Karl

Hahn, James Karl, age 61 years, of Rossford, OH, passed away March 15, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

John J. Halicek

July 4, 1923 - March 17, 2020

John J. Halicek, 96, of Elmore, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in the Genoa Retirement Village, Genoa, Ohio, where he had been a resident for the past two and a half years. He was born in Velka, Moravia, Czechoslovakia, on July 4, 1923, to Paul and Agnes (Valasek) Halicek. In 1924, he and his parents immigrated to Genoa, Ohio.

John was a lifetime farmer raising Holstein milk cows, tomatoes, corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa. He also worked 42 years for Libbey-Owens-Ford Co., East Broadway plant and later the Rossford plant, where he retired in 1985. John was a life time member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, in Genoa, where he could be found sitting in the same pew every Sunday. John was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, #4237, in Genoa. John also enjoyed listening to Czech Polka music.

John is survived by several nieces and nephews, whom he was very close to. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Paul, Joe and Martin Halicek.

A private funeral Mass will be conducted with burial to follow in the Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. The Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa, is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 204 S. Main Street, Genoa, Ohio or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Online condolences may be shared at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

John's family would like to thank the staffs of Hospice of Northwest Ohio and Genoa Retirement Village, especially the 300 hall, for their care and concern while he was a resident.

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Marilen (Fisher) Heckler

Marilen Fisher Heckler, age 77 of Lambertville, Michigan, peacefully passed away in her home on Monday March 16, 2020.

Born August 3, 1942 to George A. and Norma (Davidson) Fisher. Marilen was active in her Catholic faith gaining a Masters of Theology degree from the University of Dayton. An avid gardener, Marilen had a deep appreciation of botanical life resulting in a horticulture degree from Michigan State University, a knowledge she shared with many area residents.

Marilen is lovingly remembered and survived by her former husband, James A. Hecker; daughter, Joanne (Tom) Barker; son, Tim (Ann) Heckler; daughter, Rebecca (Joseph) Shaner; and four grandchildren, Andrew, Meridith, Claire and Gillian; and good friend, Sister Mary Clarine SND. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Joanne Zipf-Higgins.

Due to current circumstances, services will be privately held with immediate family at St. Clement Catholic Church. Memorial contributions can be offered to St Clement Catholic Church, Toledo, Ohio. Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Trilby, 419-473-1301.

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Pamela D. Jackson

Jackson, Pamela D., age 57 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 12, 2020. American Cremation Events, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Jean Ann Joly

Joly, Jean Ann, age 70 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away March 16, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

William “Bill” Levicki

Levicki, William “Bill”, age 70 years, of Dundee, MI, passed away March 17, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Dundee, MI. As published in The Blade

Linda Mae Lovell

Linda Mae Lovell, 71, of Northwood, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Oregon Healthcare Center. She was born on August 22, 1948, in Toledo, Ohio, to Robert and Virginia Jacobs. Linda was a 1964 graduate of Clay High School. She worked as a civil servant for the 180th Air National Guard for 39 ½ years.

Linda is survived by her children, Robert Lovell, Michael Lovell and Julie Lovell; grandchildren, Alexis Lovell, Robert Lovell, Alexander Lovell, Tiffany Lovell and Brittany Lovell; 4 great-grandchildren and her brother, Ken (Crystal) Skaggs. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, David Lovell.

A private memorial service will be held for the family. Freck Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with services. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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Joyce E. Mason

May 16, 1930 - March 15, 2020

Joyce Ellen Mason, age 89, of Monroe (formerly of Toledo), passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the Ebeid Hospice Residence in Sylvania, Ohio.

Born May 16, 1930, in Rives Junction, MI. Joyce was the only child of Francis and Beryl (Andrews) Noble. She went to Whitmer High School in Toledo, OH, graduating in the class of 1948. After high school, she attended Saint Vincent's School of Nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1951. Joyce worked over 25 years as a Surgical Nurse at Saint Vincent's Hospital and retired in 1990.

Joyce met the love of her life, David T. Mason. They got married on October 24, 1959, in Toledo, OH. They raised their family and spent over 55 wonderful years together before Davids passing in 2014.

In Joyce's free time, she enjoyed crocheting afghans and donating them to nursing homes, working on crossword puzzles, gardening in her flower beds, and writing many of her own poems. She was a huge animal lover and even called her kids pets her grand puppy or kittens. Joyce however had a special fondness for her own loving dog companion, Addie.

Most importantly, Joyce absolutely loved being with her family. She enjoyed visiting with her grandchildren and spending quality time with them. Joyce was loved by all who met her, and she will be sorely missed. She had a huge heart and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Beloved mother of David F. (Judy) Mason and Andrea (Brian) Bachli. Loving grandmother of Ian (Ashley Best) Bachli, Brandon (Kimberly Dowell and her daughter: Aliyah Dowell) Bachli, Rebecca (Kiefer Boss) Mason, and Ryan Mason. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, David T. Mason and her parents, Francis and Beryl Noble.

,p>Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday, March 20, 2020, at Rupp Funeral Home from 9:30 AM-1:00 PM. A funeral service will take place following visiting at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Officiating is Rev. Larry Detruf. Burial will follow immediately after services to Roselawn Memorial Park.

In honor of Joyce, memorial donations have been suggested to the Saint Vincent's School of Nursing Alumni of Distinction Award.

Online condolences to the family may be made through

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Margaret E Ohms

Margaret E. Ohms, 79, formerly of Stony Ridge Ohio died March 17, 2020 in Perrysburg. She was born on October 23, 1940 to Floyd (Mary Heebsh) Hartman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rolland; sister, Marcella Meiring; brother, Marvin Hartman.

Surviving are her children, Susan Hagedorn, Joell (Stephen) Rahm, Eric Ohms; grandchildren, Rachel Hagedorn, Brandon Rahm, Sarah Hagedorn; great-grandchildren, Zachary Groves- Hagedorn, Zoey Fejes, Serenity Lee, and Gunner Rahm; sister, Cindy St. Peter.

Margaret enjoyed sewing, cross stich, crochet, puzzles, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 701 N. Main St. Walbridge, Ohio 43465 (419-666-3121) on Friday, March 20th from 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. The Funeral Service as well as the burial will be private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The American Cancer Society.

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Mrs. Zettie B. Peery

Mrs. Peery, 94, passed Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the ProMedica Goerlich Center. She worked in housekeeping for the former Commodore Perry Hotel. She is survived by daughter, Regina A. Holmes; and grandchildren, Brad R. Whitney and Shawnteal A. Peery. Funeral Services 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1401 Hoag St., Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 10 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. Pastor Raymond G. Bishop, Jr., Officiant.

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Mattie Sanders

April 18, 1923 - March 15, 2020

Mattie Ioney Sanders, 96, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania. She was born in Memphis,TN, to John and Georgia Matlock.

Surviving are her son, Sidney Sanders; god daughter, Hurlene Taylor, Columbus, OH and caregiver, Mrs. Bobbie Harris King. Family hour 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, followed by funeral at 2:00 p.m. at House Of Day Chapel.

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David Carson Wetmore

David Carson Wetmore, age 48, died March 17. Visitation is Saturday, March 21 from 2–7 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. Graveside services and military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 26 at St. John's Church Cemetery, I-946 Ohio 108 (at County Road J), Holgate, OH 43527. walkerfuneralhomes.com.

 March 18, 2020

Stephen T. Adams

Due to the restrictions regarding public gatherings, all visitation and services for Steven Adams have been postponed to a date to be determined. The family appreciates your understanding and looks forward to celebrating Stephen's life with you in the near future. Please share condolences and fond memories with the family by visiting

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David Carl Beekley

1941 – 2020

David Beekley passed away on March 14, 2020 at Charter One Living where he was in dementia care. David Carl Beekley was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania on January 18, 1941. His parents were Dorothy Lachman Beekley and Harold Diffenderfer Beekley. His father was a tool and die maker at Doehler Jarvis, and his mother was a school secretary.

Everyone who knew David loved him for his off-beat sense of humor, his generous spirit, and kind soul. His wife Cynthia says he was a true feminist, even though he wouldn't acknowledge the title, but it is one that he truly deserved. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend. He treated everyone equally, with kindness and care. He might swear at the machine he was trying to fix, but his frustrations were at things, not people. He was, in every sense, a true gentleman.

David graduated from Pottstown High School in 1958 and was a National Merit Scholar. He received a National Lead scholarship to the University of Toledo, where he graduated in 1962 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a member of ROTC at UT and entered the army in January,1963. He served at Fort Riley, Kansas, in the Ordnance Division. David left the Army in 1965 and returned to Toledo. He graduated from the University of Michigan in December,1966 with a master's degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for Owens Illinois for16 years designing machinery and also assisting in the early development of solar collectors. He left Owens Illinois and went into business for himself briefly in 1982. Then he worked for Technology Concept Products and later for a machine design company in Adrian, Michigan. He finished his engineering career at Doehler Jarvis until the time they closed in 1996. He taught engineering and mathematics part time at the University of Toledo off and on and in 1998 became a full-time instructor in the mathematics department at UT. He retired in 2010.

He married Cynthia Xanthopoulos in June of 1962, and they were married for nearly 58 years. David was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Cynthia; two sons: Matthew (Amy)Beekley and grandchildren Nathan and Samantha, and Alec (Melodie) Beekley and grandchildren Alexandra and Wyatt; and his sister Linda (Bill) Jackowski.

David was an avid musician and jazz lover. He loved his trombone almost as much as he loved Cynthia. He played in many bands in the Toledo area including Jack Runyan's band (Night Sessions), Johnny Knorr's band, the University of Toledo Alumni Band, the Genoa American Legion Band, Rusty's, the Owens Community College Band, and the Polish American (PAC) Band. His sons inherited his love of music.

David was a member of the Society of Professional Engineers.

David tutored at McKinley School for 6 years in the Mentors in Toledo Program run by Jay Mirrow. After retirement, he and Cynthia traveled all over the world, often bicycling or hiking and collecting art with wonderful friends such as Gail and Jay Mirrow, Nancy Staub and Jack White, and Edie Rusch and Catherine Marshall.

Arrangements will be made by Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd, Toledo. David donated his body for science research. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Maumee, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Maumee, or the Owens Community College Band. Cynthia thanks all those who showed David care and love during the last years of his life, especially Comfort Keepers, Hospice of Northwest Ohio and the staff at Charter One Senior Living on Sylvania Avenue. Please leave a condolence message for the family at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

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Kenneth Bender

06/07/1926 - 03/14/2020

Kenneth Bender, 93, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away March 15, 2020. Ken was born in Toledo, Ohio, on June 7, 1926, to Bert and Ruth (Smith) Bender. Ken proudly served The United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific Theater on a destroyer—USS Case (DD-370). He also worked on Great Lake Freighters.

After being discharged from The United States Navy, Ken met the love of his life, Marie Wagner. They married on Aug. 7, 1948. They settled into a happy life and began a family.

After his wife passed, he joined his daughter's household and was very active. Included in his experiences, but not limited to these, he attended an Atlanta Braves game, visited The Smokey Mountains, went on the Honor Flight to Washington, took classes at The Toledo Museum of Art, and trained to become a Wood County Parks Volunteer. He was a constant spectator at his grandson's sporting events. He enjoyed being with others and was a calm, smiling presence people looked forward to seeing in the community. He will be greatly missed.

Ken was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Ken was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth N. Bender, and his wife, Marie Bender.

Surviving is his daughter, Janice (Richard) Bender-Benner; son, Thomas (Kathie) Bender; grandchildren, Lindsey Benner, Jacob Benner, Abigail (Trevor) Reiter, and Callie Bender. Also, surviving are Kenneth's brothers, Arthur and Bert (Rollie) Bender.

Private services for immediate family only per Ken's wishes.

In lieu of flowers, Ken requested donations be made to the Toledo Area Humane Society or a charity of your choice.

The Coyle Funeral Home is assisting the family with services. Please view the online guest registry at CoyleFuneralHome.com

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Ann D. Bluth

August 8, 1933 - March 12, 2020

Ann D. Bluth, 86, of Jonesville, formerly of Toledo, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020, at her home. She was born August 8, 1933, in Toledo to Robert and Herma (Dorcas) Bayer. Ann married Alan Bluth on February 20, 1954 and he survives.

Ann graduated from Sylvania Burnam High School in Toledo in 1951 and she attended Davis Business College in Toledo. Ann was a gifted artist who also enjoyed gardening, being outdoors and spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed antiquing and running an antique booth at Hog Creek in Allen. For 33 years, Ann and Alan enjoyed wintering in Gulf Shores, Alabama and Lakeland, Florida.

In addition to her husband of 66 years, Alan Bluth; Ann is survived by two daughters, Karen (Eugene) Molenaur of Holland, Ohio and Margaret (Bruce) Dooley of Lake Worth, Florida; three sons, Mark Bluth of Baldwin, Michigan, Craig Bluth of Toledo, Ohio and Todd Bluth of Holland, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Justin (Molly) of Columbus, OH, Mark Bluth, Jr. of Conroe, TX, Alex (Lindsey) of Cygnet, OH, Taylor (Kaitlyn) Depew of Newark, OH, Christian Dooley of Lake Worth, FL, Troy (Erin) Bluth of Pomfret, M.D. and Derek Bluth of Washington, D.C.; five great-grandchildren, Penny and Miles Molenaur, Navayah Bluth, Emma and Connor Depew and Tucker Bluth ; three brothers, David (Barbara) Bayer of Mesa, Arizona, Michael Bayer of Holland, Ohio and Philip (Jennifer) Bayer of Riga, Michigan and son-in-law, Jim DePew of Pemberville, Ohio.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Tracy DePew; granddaughter, Misti Bluth and brother, Robert Bayer, Jr.

At Ann's request, there will be no services at this time and interment will take place in Toledo at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County. Please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com to leave online condolences for the family.

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Richard “Cookie” W. Cook

Cook, Richard “Cookie” W., age 83 years, of Montpelier, OH, passed away March 17, 2020. Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

Florian "Red" R. Czerniakowski

Florian "Red" Czerniakowski, 85, of Sylvania, passed away on March 15, 2020. He was born on August 29, 1934 to Felix and Mary (Landowski) Czerniakowski in Toledo. Red served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army. He worked and retired from Libbey Glass. He was a member of Catholic War Vets. Red was an avid bowler, rolling a 690 series when he was 84. He also enjoyed golfing and was a devoted fan of the Detroit Tigers and especially the University of Notre Dame. Most of all, Red cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Red was preceded in death by his loving wife, Grace; brother, Ben; and sister, Lucille Durczynski. He will be dearly missed by his children, Mike (Maureen), Tony (Karri), Gary (Jill) and Annie; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Laura), Ryan, Adam and Marnie; sister, Karen (John) Keller; sister in law, Joanne Czerniakowski and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private but a celebration of life will be held at a later date this summer.

Arrangements by W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.sujkowskiairport.com

Samuel Davis Jr.

May 28, 1939 - March 5, 2020

Samuel Davis Jr., 80, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020 . He was born on May 28, 1939 to the late Samuel, Sr. and Minnie Davis. He attended Jesup W. Scott High School and entered the U.S. Air Force at 17, in 1961, where he was honorary discharged.

At the age of 22, Sammy married Joetta McNeal and gained employment at GM Powertrain where he earned the position of "General Foreman"and retired after 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Reverend Joetta Davis; sisters, June and Ivie, brother, Samuel Tyrone (Daddio).

Surviving are his children, Christopher, Gregory, and Leslie (Kory); sisters, Louise and Dianne, brothers, Condor and Tyrone; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation Friday, March 20, 2020 7:00-9:00 p.m. wake 10:00, funeral 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 21, all services held at House Of Day

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Walter J. DeGroft, Jr.

Walter J. DeGroft, Jr. ("Walt"), passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the age of 83 at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Walt was born April 23, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Walter and Matilda (Nagy) DeGroft. He was a 1954 graduate of Gross Point High School and 1958 graduate of Villanova University, where he attended on a Navy ROTC Scholarship. Walt finished first in his class at Villanova's School of Finance. He was a proud and patriotic American, having served as an officer in the United States Navy. He loved being with people, especially his family on the many vacations he planned to Florida and Northern Michigan. He was full-of-life and a charismatic, hard-working and fun husband, father and businessman.

Walt had a long and successful career in commercial real estate, as a Partner with Michael Realty in Toledo. He served as President of the Ohio Association of Realtors and as President of the Toledo Board of Realtors. He was passionate about helping his children achieve a great education and served on the Board of Trustees for both St. Ursula High School (as President) and St. John's Jesuit High School. He remained involved with his children through their college years, having a full wardrobe of spirit wear and visiting them often. Walt loved golfing and playing cards with his buddies at the Inverness Club in Toledo and Shadow Wood Country Club, Bonita Springs, Florida where he spent his retirement years. He also enjoyed bike riding and swimming.

Walt is survived by the love of his life and the most beautiful woman he had ever seen, Kathleen (Gallagher) DeGroft. Walt and Kathleen were married for 55 years. He is also survived by his four children, Laura (Jay Burzynski), Jay (Beth), Brian (Kristin), and Kathleen "Boo" (Chris Blake), and their thirteen grandchildren.

Due to the restrictions that have been implemented regarding gatherings, Walt's funeral Mass will be held for family only. The Mass can be viewed via Facebook Live at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020 by visiting https://www.facebook.com/WalkerFamilyFuneralHomes/

There will be a celebration of life for friends and extended family at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org/nwohio and to Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice Toledo, 1730 S. Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH 43614

(www.ohioliving.org/foundation/donate). Please pay your respects and offer condolences to the family on Walt's page at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Eugene "Gene" G. Eisenmann

Eugene "Gene" G. Eisenmann, 91, of Temperance, Michigan went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 16, 2020. Born October 7, 1928, in Temperance, Michigan, he was the son of Roger and Opal (Kinney) Eisenmann. He was a 1946 graduate of the former Temperance High School. He married Darlene Fogle on June 26, 1949, in the First Baptist Church in Temperance, MI. Gene was employed by DuPont for 40 years, retiring in 1987. He was also a life-long farmer, owning and operating a Centennial farm. Gene was currently a member of Morocco United Brethren Church in Ida, Michigan. He also enjoyed camping.

Gene is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Darlene; children, Jann (Mark) Day, Jennel (Timothy) Carr and Arnell Mitchell; daughter-in-law, Irina Eisenmann; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Eugene, II; brother, Roger Eisenmann; and sisters, Eleanor Zepp and Phyllis Steiner.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI. Funeral services will be private. Memorials may be made to the Morocco United Brethren Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Charles Boromeo Feeny, Jr.

Charles Boromeo Feeny, Jr. passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2020. His family is comforted in the fact that he is reunited with his two great loves, Jesus and his sweet Yvonne.

Charles was born in Wheeling, WV, on October 21, 1931. He lived there with his family until he was 14, when the family moved to Monrovia, CA. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1950, and proudly served in the Korean War. He graduated from the Ohio State Barber College in 1957.

He was married to Yvonne for 45 years, prior to her passing in 2005. They had five children, Mary (Tobin) Lewis, Kathleen Feeny, Charles (Sherra) Feeny, Joseph (Julie) Feeny and Peter (Cathi) Feeny. They had 14 grandchildren, Hannah (Todd) Erskine, Emily (James) McAninly, Tobin Benjamin Lewis, Aubrey (Nick) Landi, Alex Hartle, Max Feeny and Hugh Feeny, Laura (Brandon) Wray, Jordan Bontrager, Joey (Ashley) Feeny and Ian Feeny, Graham Feeny, Britain Feeny and Reagan Feeny. They were also blessed with 5 great grandchildren.

Eager to make people laugh and smile, he was always ready with a story or a joke or a kind word. A true patriot and man of Christ, he lived his convictions and encouraged everyone around him to live theirs too. He was an avid golfer and true lover of the Ohio State Buckeyes. And he loved his large, joyfully chaotic family, who will miss him deeply.

Robert “Bob” E. Frey

Frey, Robert “Bob” E., age 88 years, passed away March 14, 2020. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Tina M. Gosik

Gosik, Tina M., age 64 years, of Grand Rapids, OH, passed away March 13, 2020. American Cremation Events, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Dr. Derrill Arthur Hablitzel

Hablitzel, Dr. Derrill Arthur, age 101 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away March 17, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Dianna Hoffman

Hoffman, Dianna Lee, age 72 years, of Temperance, MI, passed away March 17, 2020. Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Mr. Hosie Holston, III

Mr. Holston, 60, passed Tuesday, March 10, 2020. He was a 1977 graduate of the Edward Drummond Libbey High School and was the owner of H & H Plumbing Services.

He is survived by sons, Adrian Carter and Hosie (Anna) Holston, IV; daughters, Nicole Kali Holston, Chantel Carter and Kristy Heilner; 4 grandchildren; sister, Lurena Byrd and brothers, Gary and Larry Holston.

Funeral Services 11 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, at the St. Mark's M. B. Church, 2340 N. Holland Sylvania Rd., Toledo, OH 43615, preceded by a 10 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. Pastor Curley Johnson, Officiant.

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Colleen M. Keaton

Colleen M. Keaton, 78, of Genoa, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, on Sunday, March 15, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born in Toledo on October 12, 1941, the third child of Richard J. and Ethel (Curtis) Morrissey. She married Robert L. Keaton in Toledo and they were blessed with six children.

Colleen was a registered nurse for over 20 years working as an assistant supervisor for the Bureau of Long Term Care Quality, out of the Toledo District Office, Ohio Department of Health. She had also worked for several years at the Genoa Retirement Village and Care Center, in Genoa. In her free time, Colleen enjoyed everything outdoors, especially gardening and fishing, but her best times were spent making memories with her family.

Colleen is survived by her husband of almost 63 years, Robert; children, Kimberly (Jeff) Snider, Robert (Kathy) Keaton II, Rhonda (Calvin) Mull, Mike (Pamela) Keaton, Greg (Kristin) Keaton, and Rachael (Mike) Kaylor; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; along with her sisters, Kathleen Potter, Ellen Bridge and Anne Hardy; and brothers, Terry, Richard, Larry, Edward, James, Robert, Allen, John and Tom Morrissey. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Neill Morrissey.

A funeral service for Colleen will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa, OH. Visitation will be from 3-8 PM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in the funeral home. Interment will take place in the Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 800 S. Detroit Ave., Toledo, OH 43609. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Colleen's family would like to express their deep gratitude for the loving care she received from all of the hospice staff and physicians. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

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Jerry N. Keil

1936 – 2020

Jerry N. Keil, formerly of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away on February 13, 2020. See Toledo Blade Obituaries dated March 1 and 2, 2020, for details of a well-lived life. Burial Services and Celebration of Life scheduled for this Saturday, March 21, have been canceled due to Coronaviris restrictions. Burial Service at Toledo Memorial Cemetery Chapel of Memories is rescheduled for 1:00 p.m, on Saturday, August 29. Celebration of Life is rescheduled for Sunday, August 30, between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Highland Meadows Golf Club.

Ronald Thomas Kilburn

Ronald Thomas Kilburn, age 79, of Jerusalem Township and formerly of Oregon, Ohio, passed away March 15, 2020 at Mercy St. Charles Hospital unexpectedly. Ronald was born to Daniel "Smokey" and Virginia (Hemmig) Kilburn on March 8, 1941. He was a graduate of Woodward High School. He worked as a mechanic for Middlekauf & Teledyne prior to founding and operating Ron's Custom Trailers in Oregon, Ohio. He loved to work on Stock Car Races for teams at Toledo Speedway, Milan, Findlay and Fremont. Ron loved boating, fishing and was an avid hunter. He was a long standing member of the Harborview, Cooley Canal, and Bayview Yacht Clubs, and was an active volunteer firefighter for Oregon Station #3.

Ronald is survived by his loving wife, Naomi (Nonamaker); daughters, Brenda Kilburn, Cindy (Joe) Mabus, Kelli Kilburn, Shelli Kilburn and Stacey Kilburn; grandchildren, Justin, Brandon, Tara, Adam Reynolds, Michael Scherer, Nichole Holt, Gregory, Karlie, Kiara, Jacey and Bryson Clark; great-grandchildren, Phinnigan, Jaxson & Aubree Reynolds, Ellie and Mattis Scherer ; siblings, Daniel (Freddie) Kilburn, Terry Lynn (Paul) Byersmith, Vickie LaFevre and Bobby (Chris) Kilburn, and many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel & Virginia Kilburn; son, Greg Kilburn; sisters, Patsy Sue Kilburn, Donna Christie, Sharon Pendry and Beverly Halleron.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., and Thursday from 2:00-8:00 pm with a Fireman Service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at North Oregon Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

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David M. Marchal

David M. Marchal, age 54, of Maumee, passed away March 15, 2020. David was born October 13, 1965 in Toledo to Gerald and Dorothy (Hildebrandt) Marchal. He was employed with Gordon Food Service, selling green beans and ketchup packets, for more than 30 years retiring in 2018. David enjoyed sailing, being bad at golf, and especially spending time with his wife and children.

Surviving is his loving wife of 32 years, Cathleen Marchal; children, Erin (Andrew) Harris, Nicholas Marchal, and Katelyn (Scott) Hefflinger; mother, Dorothy Marchal; grandchildren, Jordain Harris, Kameron Harris, Emily Harris, Elijah Harris, Zara Harris, Anysia Harris, Eric Hefflinger, and Elliott Harris; great-grandchildren, Carter Royal and Jaxon Royal; siblings, Kathy (Jim) Lemon, Gerald (Sue) Marchal, Judy (Bob) Hassen, Mary (Gary) Struck, Sue (Mark) Misejka, Beth (Joe) Solomon, William (Andrea) Marchal.

David is preceded in death by his father, Gerald Marchal, and nephews, Eric Misejka and Lucas Hassen.

The family will receive guests Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Newcomer - Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Friday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to David's family to set up a scholarship fund in his name at the University of Toledo.

To leave a special message for David's family or further information about donations, please visit

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Kathy Ann Micallef

Micallef, Kathy Ann, age 74 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away March 13, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Rex Mock

2/29/1928 - 3/15/2020

Rex Mock, 92, of Toledo, Ohio died Sunday. Rex became interested in the heavy construction industry when he worked as water boy the summer between his Junior and Senior years in high school. After graduation from Libbey High School in 1946 he began a long career in this field. He was a laborer, truck driver, cement finisher, foreman; always learning his trade with the guidance of mentors. He was a project superintendent by the time he retired. In his free time he enjoyed golf, reading, yard work and above all, sports. His favorites were Ohio State, Boston Red Sox and especially University of Toledo basketball where he held season tickets from 1952 to 2018. Rex is survived by his wife of 67 years, Geraldine and their sons, Michael and Joseph; his seven brothers, Clayton, Charles, Howard, Donald, Clyde, Robert and Dick and his five sisters, Vesta, Helen, Eloise, Idonna and Pat predeceased him.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their extraordinary care the last six months of Rex's life. Arrangements are private.

Gladys Evelyn Morton

Morton, Gladys Evelyn, age 76 years, of Archbold, OH, passed away March 16, 2020. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

F. Roger Oswald

F. Roger Oswald, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 14th, 2020.

He was born to parents Frank and Dorothy Oswald on August 7th, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His family later resided in the greater Cleveland area. Roger was an accomplished basketball player earning all-Southwest Conference honors at Fairview Park high school. Roger met his high school sweetheart and love of his life Joan, sharing 63 unforgettable years together.

Roger graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1956 and has remained a loyal son of his Alma Mater and devout Catholic. Married June 23rd, 1956, Joan and Roger began their new life in Toledo, Ohio, where he owned and successfully ran the AH Jamra Company.

Upon retirement, Roger and Joan enjoyed spending time with their family, being loyal parishioners of Saint Joseph Catholic Church of Sylvania, and socializing with friends at Highland Meadows Golf Club. Roger's retirement allowed for their seasonal stays at St. Petersburg, Florida and his most beloved Butternut Lake. The traditions created by Joan and Roger at Butternut Lake have been passed down to his family and will continue to be cherished for many years to come. "THE FAMILY IS THE FAMILY".

He is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Tom (Katy), Sue (Tom) Bartolett, David (Debbie), Mike (Gina); grandchildren, Nick, Christine (Brian) Barchick, Megan (Matt) Schreibfeder, Renee (Chad) Bartolett, Matt Bartolett, Tim (Ellen) Bartolett, Zac (Ashley), Ingrid, Greta, Max, Nick, Erica (Matt) Hittle, and Allison; great grandchildren, Tommy, Ellie, Charlie, Jacob, James, Sophia, Zoe, and Mia Marie; brother, Bob and sisters, Gerry, Cindy, and Janice. Roger was preceded in death by his parents Frank C. and Dorothy K. Oswald, and brother, Don.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 18th at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, Ohio from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Due to current restrictions, the Funeral Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church will be limted to immediate family only.

A special thank you to the 4th floor ICU staff at Promedica Flower Hospital and Promedica Ebeid Hospice Residence for their loving care and support during his final days. Your kind hearts have impacted our family immensely during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the charity of your choice.

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Janice M. Oswald

Janice M. Oswald passed away March 13, 2020. Per the wishes of the family there will be NO visitation Thursday, March 19, 2020 and services will remain private. The family is planning a Celebration of Life for Janice in the summer and details will be available once a date has been selected.

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

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Geoffrey Probert

Due to the restrictions regarding public gatherings, the visitation and funeral services for Geoffrey Probert have been postponed to a later date. The family appreciates your understanding and looks forward to celebrating Geoff's life with you soon. Please share your condolences and fond memories with the family by visiting

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Steven Patrick Schall

Schall, Steven Patrick, age 68 years, of Dundee, MI, passed away March 15, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Dundee, MI. As published in The Blade

Nancy Jo Schwiebert

Schwiebert, Nancy Jo, age 82 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away March 16, 2020. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary Shackleton

Shackleton, Mary Jane, age 85 years, of Maumee, OH, passed away March 15, 2020. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary Burdette Slater

Mary Burdette Slater, 86, born January 26, 1934 in Charleston, VW passed away peacefully in her residence on Sunday, March 15, 2020. On August 11, 1951 she married Dairel "Curly Slater and moved to Toledo, Ohio.

She began her career as a teacher's aide at Stickney School around 1971 she then went to work at the Toledo Teachers Credit Union in the board building as one of two employees. In 1985 she moved to Elm St. where she was the head teller, loan officer and notary. She ended her career as branch manager in 2004 after 30 years of service. Mary was a member of Hope Baptist Church.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 5 brothers, 3 sisters. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Connie (Lloyd) Haines, Darla Britt, Shirley Slater, Roger Slater; 3 brothers; 1 sister; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Special thank you to the wonderful people at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg especially her nurse Elizabeth and aide Karen.

Visitation will be held at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, Oregon on Thursday, March 19 from 2:00-8:00 pm. Private family interment will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

Lonnie Douglas Smith

Smith, Lonnie Douglas, age 74 years, of Brooklyn, MI, passed away. Merkle Funeral Home, Dundee, MI. As published in The Blade

Michael Francis Tammarine, Sr.

Michael Francis Tammarine, Sr. passed away on March 16, 2020. He was born on September 3, 1942 to Frank and Bernadine Tammarine. Mike grew up in and attended Sylvania Schools where he excelled at football and wrestling. Mike was a licensed barber, and then went into Law Enforcement. He worked his way through the ranks of the Medical College of Ohio Police Department (now UTMC), retiring as Chief of Police in 2002. After retiring, he began barbering again with his brother Dan at Fort Meigs Barbershop in Perrysburg.

Mike was a devoted father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend. He enjoyed watching and coaching his sons, grandchildren and nephews in sports, especially wrestling. He NEVER missed a match, he could be heard in every high school gym.

Mike was very proud that he was able to be part of the World Cup of Wrestling every year Toledo hosted it. Mike would lead the Russian wrestling team into the tournament each year and then loudly cheer for the American wrestlers. He was a die-hard Chicago Bears, Detroit Tigers, and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. Mike enjoyed golfing, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family.

Mike is survived by his sons, Mike Jr. (Deidra) and Jeff (Fran) Tammarine; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Brothers, Tony, Dan, Chris, Matt, Jerome and Joe; sisters, Paula, Tina, Mary and Angie; many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Noel; nephew, Chris and special brother-in-law, Hank.

The family would like to thank Swanton Valley Healthcare for their exceptional care and support. The family would like to ask in lieu of flowers, any desired donations be made to the charity of the donor's choice or your local high school booster club to help benefit the wrestling program.,/p>

Family and friends may visit Thursday, March 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631). Graveside services, with Military Honors, will immediately follow at Heath Cemetery in Liberty Center, Ohio.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at:

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Ronald Ray Underwood

Ronald Ray Underwood (1942-2020) lived a full and generous life. Ron will be remembered by his friends and family for his love for his wife and family, his practical solutions for every challenge and his special care and tender way with the children who surrounded him. Ron was born to Walter and Opal (Rigdon) Underwood of Gibsonburg, OH and married his dear "Hun," Janet (Rusch) Underwood on July 4, 1962 in Fremont, OH. Together they had five children, Paul (Krista) Underwood of Elmore, OH, Jeff (Helen) Underwood of Oregon, OH, Matthew (deceased infant,) Peggy (Mike) Smith of Waterville, OH and Veronica (Terry) Hankins of Bradner, OH; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Ron is also survived by one sister, Becky (Steve) Poseler, Gibsonburg, OH.

Ron retired from Chrysler as a Journeyman Millwright and together with Janet cared for dozens of foster children in their Elmore, OH home. His memory will always be cherished and his presence missed.

Services will be private for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

To express online condolences, please visit:

www.hermanfh.com

Gladys Wagner

Wagner, Gladys, age 81 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away March 16, 2020. Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Holgate, OH. As published in The Blade

Della M. Whitehead

Della M. Whitehead, age 78, of Holland, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo surrounded by her loving family. Della was born December 23, 1941 in Muncie, IN to Harry and Vauneda (Coffee) Creek.

On June 28, 1957 Della married her best friend, Tilmon, "Tim", in Muncie, IN. Together they raised four children, who were her pride and joy.

When her husband retired, they enjoyed spending time together doing puzzles, going camping, and attending Bluegrass music festivals. Della and Tim were season ticket holders of the Toledo Storm hockey team, even attending many away games. Their love of hockey was shared with their grandchildren as well. She loved to read and cross-stitch. Della was an avid collector of salt and pepper shakers, having some from all 50 states and various countries.

She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, mamaw, and great-mamaw.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Tim Whitehead; children, Mary (Mark) Chaney, Ron (Brenda) Whitehead, Karen (Zachary) Brown, Christine (Ross) Rollins; 8 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren; and brother, Leon (Linda) Creek; and two half-sisters, Debbie and Diane.

Della is preceded in death by her parents; twin sister, Ella Creek; and sister, Wanda Buck.

The family will receive guests Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Newcomer - West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Road (419-392-9500). Funeral Services will begin Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Wolfinger Cemetery.

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

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

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Theodore Wilczynski, Sr.

Theodore Wilczynski, Sr., age 79, of Wildwood, passed away March 10, 2020. Theodore was born on June 15, 1940, in Toledo, Ohio, to Theophil and Genevia (Kilinski) Wilczynski.

Theodore proudly served his country in the Merchants Marines during the Korean War. Theodore was of the Catholic faith, he was a member of the Knights Templar, a Shriner, a 32nd Degree Mason, he was of the Scottish Rite and of the York Rite. Theodore was a truck driver for several years and was also the co-owner/operator of the Pour House Bar in Toledo, Ohio and the TJ's on the Green in Continental Country Cub in Wildwood, Florida.

Theodore is survived by his business partner, Janet Craig; children, Darlene Jacob, Mark Wilczynski, Lynn Wilczynski, Ted Wilczynski and Tom Wilczynski; grandchildren, Jeremy Goldstein, Leah Wilczynski, Caleb Wilczynski, Nehemiah Wilczynski and Keaton Wilczynski.

On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood.

Steven D. Zuhlsdorf

Zuhlsdorf, Steven D., age 59 years, of Weston, OH, passed away March 16, 2020. Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, Tontogany, OH. As published in The Blade

March 17, 2020

Muriel Louise (Price) Borkovich

Borkovich, Muriel Louise (Price), age 96 years, of Gibsonburg, OH, passed away March 14, 2020. Herman-Veh Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

Allen “Al” Carter

Carter, Allen “Al” I., age 77 years, of Archbold, OH, passed away March 15, 2020. Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Carol Elrod

Elrod, Carol, age 81 years, of Wauseon, OH passed away March 12, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Toy Barbara J. (Hernandez) Grant

Grant, Toy Barbara J. (Hernandez), age 81 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away March 14, 2020. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Roger D. Harnishfeger

Harnishfeger, Roger D., age 72 years, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away March 15, 2020. Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, Waterville, OH. As published in The Blade

Jerry Lee Harper

Harper, Jerry Lee, age 78 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away March 15, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

David Leonard

Leonard, David, age 89 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away March 8, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

William Avery Mitchell

Mitchell, William Avery, age 78 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away March 14, 2020. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Doris A. Mocherman

Mocherman, Doris A., age 80 years, of Montpelier, OH, passed away March 14, 2020. Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

Patrick “Pat” Roth

Roth, Patrick “Pat” Joseph, age 62 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away March 14, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Gene L. Rupp

Rupp, Gene L., age 83 years, of Archbold, OH, passed away March 14, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Christine Stanton

Stanton, Christine, age 78 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 16, 2020. House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Thomas Dean Steinmiller

Steinmiller, Thomas Dean, age 67 years, of Delta, OH, passed away March 15, 2020. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

Walter J. Ziss

Ziss, Walter J., age 97 years, of Maumee, OH, passed away March 12, 2020. Walker Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

March 15, 2020

Stephen T. Adams

age 77 of Sylvania passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at Heartland Promedica of Sylvania after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born June 7, 1942 in Toledo to Carl and Florence (Tyler) Adams. Steve was a 1960 graduate of DeVilbiss High School and a 1965 graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bechelors degree in Business Administration. A member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, he was a sales representative with the Xerox Corporation retiring after 30 years. An avid golfer, he was a long time member of Highland Meadows Golf Club. Steve was a UT Rocket fan and enjoyed traveling and spending time with his 7 grandchildren.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Molly Sanders. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Terry; sons John (Gwennan) and Chad (Holly) Adams; daughter Kendra (Edward) Herrera; and grandchildren: Tyler, Ava, Josie, Samuel, Eddie, Luke and Cruz.

Friends will be received at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey) on Thursday, March 19 from 4-7 p.m. where funeral services will held Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. The family suggests memorials to pancreatic cancer research C/O The American Cancer Society, 740 Commerce Dr. B Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com

Timothy Lee "Tim" Alberts

age 64, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020. He was born on October 18, 1955 in Toledo, Ohio to Raymond and Carolyn (Dzingleski) Alberts.

Tim is a graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School, class of 1973. He majored in mathematics at the University of Toledo. Tim enjoyed hunting and shooting sports. He was an avid dog lover and raised Labrador Retrievers and Newfoundlands for many years. Tim loved going on long road trips on his motorcycle with friends.

Left to cherish Tim's memory is his daughter, Sarah Alberts; mother, Carolyn Alberts; siblings, Steve (Gail) Alberts, Gregory Alberts, Jeff (Mary Anne) Alberts, Jennifer Rogers, and John (Leiann) Alberts; nephews, Ian and Shane Alberts; and best friend, Dave Rejent.Tim was preceded in death by his father.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made out to The Toledo Humane Society or Promedica Ebeid Hospice.

Family will be receiving guests on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623 (419 473 0300). Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Funeral Home. Internment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

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

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Teddi K. Barton

of Toledo, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Teddi was born on March 30, 1955 in Toledo and moved to Clearwater, FL in November 2018. She graduated from Whitmer High School in 1973 and went to work for Chrysler-Jeep, retiring after 30 years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ted and Katherine Barton; and a sister, Denise Hilton. She is survived by daughter Britney Perry, of Tampa, FL; son, Dustin Perry (Ryanna), of Erie, MI; four grandchildren; two sisters, Becky (Jack) Clifton of CA, Gina Champion (Mark) of Sylvania, OH; two brothers, Steve Barton and Jeff Barton of Toledo, OH; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and two Aunts and an Uncle.

A memorial service will be at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Rd. Toledo, OH 43613 on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m.

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Dennis R. Baumgartner

age 75, of the Reynolds Corners area of Toledo, died Friday March 13, 2020 in his home. He was born in Toledo on August 1, 1944 to Wilfred Roy and Eveline Baumgartner. A Rogers High School graduate, he went on to study at BGSU and the University of Toledo prior to joining the Devilbiss Company. In 1968 he joined the building trades as an insulator out of Local 45, where he worked for 30 years, retiring in 1998. In his free time, Denny enjoyed fishing and gardening, sprint car racing and he was a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes Football team as well as being a UT Rockets fan.

Surviving is his wife Gail L. (Stribling) Baumgartner, who he married on June 17, 1967. Also surviving is his daughter, Angela M. Baumgartner; his mother Eveline Baumgartner; brother, Jerry (Peggy) Baumgartner; several nieces and nephews; and his feline friends including Scruffy, Jesse, Bear, Braveheart, Seminole and Rocket.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday March 17, 2020 from 1:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Thos. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home 2426 North Reynolds Rd. (419-531-4424) where his funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 18, 2020. Pastor Steve Smithberger will officiate. Interment Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Toledo Area Humane Society.

www.wisniewskifuneral.net

Kimberly A. (Willard) Carros

58, of Swanton, Ohio passed away March 14, 2020 at Waterville Healthcare. She was born March 21, 1961 in Toledo, Ohio to Bradley D. and Beverly A. (Heudecker) Willard.

She enjoyed riding her Harley Heritage Softtail Motorcycle. Kimberly loved her dogs, Bon Bon and Emma Marie.

Kimberly is survived by her mother, Beverly; siblings, Christopher Willard and Laurie (Mark) Schalow; nieces, Erin (Chris) Ziethlow and Sarah Schalow; nephew, Jeremiah Butler; and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Bradley.

Per Kimberly's request, services will be private. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Neville-Shank Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland, Ohio 43528. Condolences may be made to the family online at:

www.neville-funeral.com

David Davison

69 of Toledo, Ohio passed away March 10, 2020. David was born on May 26, 1950 in Toledo, Ohio to Coda and Jean (Eckhart) Davison. David was a graduate of the Roy C. Start High School and the University of Toledo with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. David worked for the Toledo Police Department for 18 years retiring in 1992. David also worked for 5 years as an animal cruelty investigator for the Toledo Humane Society.

Mr. Davison was an avid reader of books going to the local library 3 to 4 times a week. Mr. Davison was also a former member of the Toledo Patrolman's Union.

Mr. Davison was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ronald and Byron Ridgeway. Surviving are his brothers, Coda (Carol) Davison, and Harold (Barbara) Ridgeway.

There will be no visitation or services. The family suggests memorials to the Toledo Animal Rescue 640 Wyman St. Toledo, Ohio 43609. Arrangements by Caring Cremation Services.

www.berstickerscottfuneralhome.com

 

Rosemary Dawley

age 88, of Sylvania, passed away on Thursday morning, March 12, 2020 at Sunset House. She was born on November 7, 1931 to Fred and Jessie (Forster) Terry in Toledo. Rosemary was a 1950 graduate of Sylvania Burnham High School and for many years owned her own ceramics business in Sylvania where she had lived for most of her life. She was a talented artist, quilter and painter, her specialty was ceramics and porcelain. Rosemary had a knack for quilting and won many awards at state fairs, local senior centers and women's senior groups. In the early 2000's Rosemary was approached by Thomas Kinkade's marketing and visual design team to touch-up the famous artists lithograph prints in various galleries. Rosemary was tickled by this accolade however she decided to turn-down the offer because it required much travel for her and her retired husband, John K. "Jack" Dawley, Sr.

Rosemary and her husband were longtime members of Emmanuel Baptist Church and Westgate Chapel where she was involved with some of the women's committees and Bible Study groups. She was a loving wife, patient and supportive mother and doting grandma and great-grandma.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Brian (Jan) Dawley and Terry (Lynn) Dawley; grandchildren, John (Noelle) Dawley III, Sarah Dawley, Christie (Jake) Rumpf and Anna Dawley; great-grandchildren, Owen, Alex, Nora, Finn, Ryan and Nicholas. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John K. "Jack" Dawley, Sr.; son, John K. Dawley, Jr. and brother, Gene Terry.

The family will receive guests on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 2-8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). The family will also receive guests on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 10-11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 4207 W. Laskey Rd. with her Funeral Service starting at 11:00 a.m. in the church with Pastor Duke Crawford officiating. Entombment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

The family would like to specially thank the nurses and staff at Sunset House for the wonderful care and love that was provided to Rosemary for the past few years, your help was greatly appreciated and did not go unnoticed.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sunset House.

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

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Gerald J. "Jerry" Demski

beloved husband, father, and Papa, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Hospice of NW Ohio on February 25th. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends who loved him and experienced his compassion and infectious "one of a kind" humor and wit. He was born on July 9th, 1942 in Toledo to Theodore and Florence (Szalkowski) Demski. Jerry graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1960 and 2 years later joined the U.S. Army to serve his country as a M-60 Tank ammunitions loader for 6 years. On returning home, he began working for Columbia Gas of Ohio where he would retire after 38 years of faithful service. Upon retirement, he joyfully worked for 4 summers at the Olander Park Boat and Bait shop.

Jerry met the love of his life, Patricia (Olewinski) at a Catholic youth dance hosted by The Corda Club on September 27, 1969 and married his sweetheart on May 2, 1970. It was seldom that you would see Jerry separated from his "little Boo," either spending time with their children, going somewhere, or working in the yard. They consistently exemplified "true love." They recently celebrated 50 wonderful years together surrounded by their children and grandchildren in Rosary Cathedral on October 27, 2019.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Patty; his two children: son Jarrod (Cheryl) and daughter Janelle (Rob) Morrow; six cherished grandchildren: Aaron Morrow, Lucas Demski, Sophia Demski, Hailey Morrow, Ryan Morrow, and Landon Demski; and sister Carita Pakulski. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jim Demski.

The family will gather with guests on Monday, March 23, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4100 Harvest Lane, Toledo, OH 43623 with his Funeral Mass beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the church.

We would like to thank all the caring staff and nurses at Hospice of NW Ohio for their compassion and exceptional care and love for Jerry and the family.

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Cletys Dyke

age 91 years, of Weston, OH, passed away March 12, 2020. Hanneman Funeral Home, Weston, OH.

Carol Elrod

age 81 years, of Wauseon, OH passed away March 22, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH.

Richard Herbert Evanoff

passed away on March 6, 2020 after a short illness at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, after a beautiful day visiting with his family. He was born in Toledo, OH (in God's country, as he liked to say, on the East side) on March 14, 1936 and graduated from Waite High School in 1954. He proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1955-1957. Dad worked with his hands his entire life, mostly as a tool and die maker with the former Paben-Harlow Die Cutting and Engraving Company on South Ave. for 35 years, retiring in 1998. Becoming a tool and die maker was a dream of dad's from an early age (no doubt influenced by his dad, my grandpa), and no one did it better, or was more dedicated. Many a times I would stop by the shop on South Ave. (probably to borrow $20 on his payday) and he would always be sitting on his stool at his work area, meticulously filing away at a die with a hand file (completely unheard of these days). I continuously marvel at such patience. An avid (if not accomplished) golfer, a fierce loyal family man, and wannabe engineer (he could make anything out of wood/metal to improve someone's other 'incomplete' invention).

Dad was preceded in death by his parents, James and Louise (both of whom emigrated from the 'old country', Bulgaria and Germany respectively); brother, William (Helen), his wife of 35 years, Alice Lee; and the mother of his two children, Janice Evanoff (to whom he was married for 17 years). He is survived by his two children, Laura Evanoff of Louisville, KY and Mark Evanoff (Betsy), of Monclova, OH; and his special nieces, Denise and Michelle; and nephew, Bill. In addition, he was the proud step-father to Tom Lee (Andrea), Amy Lee (Ron), and Ken Lee (Jean). Many thanks for Tom, Amy, and Ken's support over the last 15 years during dad and Alice's journey. Dad was also the extremely proud grandfather of three grandchildren, Chris (Melanie) Evanoff of Phoenix, AZ and Karl (Deidra) Evanoff of Grand Rapids, MI (one of dad's favorite lines was something he heard from his dad, "Stay away from doctors and lawyers", which was made all the more difficult with Chris and Karl's career choices) and Stephanie Fox, of London, England. Maybe even more so, he was the proud great grandfather of Alice Fox of England and James Thomas Evanoff of Phoenix, AZ.

Dad was the source of my work ethic, I never met a man who was more dedicated to doing a job right, and doing it right the first time, no matter what it took. He taught me the value of doing the right thing, no matter what. We are all lucky to have had this man as our father, husband, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 12 - 3 p.m. at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Jon Komperda presiding.

Many thanks to Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations for Hospice of N.W.O. Please share condolences at

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Mary Ford

age 90 years, of Holgate, OH, passed away March 12, 2020. Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, OH.

Teresa M. Gravengaard

age 61,Holland, Ohio passed away early Monday morning, February 24, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, Ohio. She was born in Rantoul, Illinois on April 14, 1958 to the late Harold and Roselyn (Reissig) Ford. Teresa is a 1976 graduate of Pike-Delta-York High School. She attended the University of Toledo graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor's degree in Education. She taught 18 years in the Toledo Public Schools. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Catherine; sister-in-law, Barbara Ford; brother-in-law Bill Gravengaard. Teresa is survived by her husband, Barry Gravengaard; and their daughter, Kelsey Gravengaard of Minneapolis MN. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, James (Linda) Ford of Toledo, Patricia (Thomas) Patterson of Napoleon, Michael Ford of Delta, Dennis (Deborah) Ford of Delta, Harold (Karen) Ford of Delta, David (Sue Yeager) Ford of Waterville, Mary (Edward) Westerman of West Burlington, IA, Kevin (Lori) Ford of Delta; brother-in-law, Phil (Barb) Gravengaard of Catawba Island; and a multitude of nephews, nieces, and great-nephews and nieces. Celebration of Life for Teresa will take place Saturday March 28, 2020 at Valleywood Golf Club, 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m. Donations can be made to the family and will be distributed in her wishes.

Barbara Ann Hanthorn

of Millbury, Ohio, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 12, 2020, surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Toledo, Ohio, on November 15, 1942, to Meryle and Madeline (Kolecki) Traver. She was raised in Williston, Ohio and graduated from Genoa High School in 1960. On August 27, 1966, she married the love of her life, Joe Hanthorn. Barbara was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Walbridge, where she served as Sacristan for many years and was active with the funeral luncheon ministry. For 47 years, Barbara worked for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, retiring in 2008. She enjoyed weekly card games with her family and yearly vacations to the Shaginapi Resort on Lake Ocqueoc Michigan and Tennessee to visit extended family and enjoy fall foliage. Barbara cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and her home and delicious cooking were the centerpiece of family gatherings.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joe; children, Robert (Tammie Sargent) Hanthorn and Elizabeth (Shawn) Hanthorn-Frasure; grandchildren, Madeline (Dalton), Morgan, Kelsea Lynn, Joseph and Megan; great-grandson, Marcellus; brother, John (Pat) Traver; along with many nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Carroll Kelly and Mary Lynn Zigelhofer.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Road (east of I-280) on Monday, March 16, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where a sharing of memories will be held at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Jerome Catholic Church, 300 Warner Street, Walbridge, where the family will greet friends beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment: Lake Township Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to St. Jerome Catholic Church, Lake Township EMS, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Jack E. Hart

Jack walked thru the gates of heaven on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, to once again be with his loving wife, Joyce Hart, who he married February 17, 1962 and preceded him in 1999.

Born August 6, 1933, in Toledo, Ohio, to George and Leona Hart, he was the youngest of 9, 5 brothers and 3 sisters who waited for him to join them once again.

Jack retired from Libbey Owens Ford where he worked in the mold shop for over 30 years. He served his country as a member of the Air Force from 1951-1955.

He was an avid golfer who always said he played the course, not his opponent, but everyone knew that wasn't true.

He leaves behind, Sandra (James) Justus-Ray of Vero Beach, Florida, Cynthia (Ed) Brown of Perrysburg, Ohio and Jacqueline (Greg) Seibold of Maumee, Ohio; grandchildren, Joey (Savannah) Justus, Emily Barr (fiancee Alec Ankoviak) Adam Barr, Jackson Seibold and Kathryn Seibold; great-grandson, Finnley Justus. He will be missed greatly by his faithful little dog, Gidget, who was always by his side.

The family would like to thank Heather Barnhiser and staff at The Waterford in Levis Commons in Perrysburg, Ohio, for all their kindness, gentleness and big hearts. Thank you to Joanie and Janice of Hospice for making his walk to heaven peaceful.

The family will receive guests at Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 222 E South Boundary, Perrysburg, Ohio, on Tuesday, March 17, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 18, at 9:00 a.m., with services beginning at 10:00 a.m. Jack will lay to rest beside his loving wife, Joyce, at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at:

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Ruth Irene Heer

88, left us to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus, on February 12, 2020. A lifelong resident of Toledo, she had recently moved to North Canton, Ohio, to be closer to family.

Ruth was born on November 13, 1931 and attended Whitney High School where she learned the secretarial skills she would use at Owens-Illinois. While working at OI as an executive secretary, she met her forever Valentine, Ken.

Kroger was where Ruth finished her career as "the cheese lady." She provided samples not only of cheese but also of Jesus as she was an ambassador for Him.

Ruth enjoyed painting and giving her art to loved ones to enjoy. She loved working in her yard, dancing, and doting on her pets. She would be thrilled to know that Miss Kitty, her calico cat, is being spoiled by her great nephew, Bill. Her biggest joy, though, was simply being with people and she would frequently ask people if they wanted to "gab."

Ruth was a member of Mayfair Plymouth Church and we are grateful to the church body for caring for her as a shut-in.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Ken. She is survived by her son, Richard (Gale) Heer; daughters, Sandy (Ross) Gamby and Julie (Eric) Burns; grandchildren, Ron (Mary) Gardner, Chris (Abby) Gardner, Brianna (Jared) Ruger, Katie (Mike) Gamby, Kurt (Cindy) Gamby, and Kiersten Gamby; and great grandchildren, Hannah, Caden, Olivia (Chris/Abby) and Savannah and Zoe (Brianna/Jared). She will also be greatly missed by her special nieces, Valerie, Susan, and Amy.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Ruth's life will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Blanchard Strabler Funeral Home at 1163 W. Sylvania Ave, Toledo. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the service at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Rupert Lloyd will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please consider Fishers of Men, a ministry connected to Mayfair Plymouth that Ruth supported (fishersofmenmexico.org) or the Toledo Humane Society. Online comdolences:

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Grace M. Heiney

age 96 of Toledo, Ohio passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020. She was born in Saint Albans, West Virginia on November 12, 1923 to Floyd and Stella (Lacy) Pauley. On Christmas Eve, 1944 she married Albert E. Heiney who preceded her in death, August 12, 2004.

Grace is survived by her sons, Ken (Maureen) Heiney, Ron (Kathy) Heiney; daughter, Pam (Bob) Locker; grandchildren, Jake Heiney, Connie Locker, and Cherie (Marty) Yoder; and brother, Clifford (Sue) Pauley. Her favorite nieces, Janice Lightner and Evelyn Owens preceded her in death.

Family and friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, (Today), Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until the service begins at 2:00 p.m. Entombment will be private.

Online condolences to

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Griffin James Hillabrand

December 8, 2019 - March 6, 2020

Griffin James Hillabrand, born on December 8, 2019 to his loving parents, Greg and Julie (Swartzmiller) Hillabrand, unexpectedly passed away on March 6, 2020 after a courageous battle.

Griffin is survived by his parents; sisters, Miley, Cora; grandparents; aunts, uncles, and loving family friends.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Road (east of I-280) on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 3-9 p.m. Interment will remain private. The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the Dr.'s, nurses, and entire staff at the Toledo Children's Hospital NICU. They would also like to thank all their family and friends for the overwhelming support over these last few months.

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Bette M. Jagodzinski

age 95, of Toledo, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Aspen Grove Assisted Living surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 14, 1924 in Toledo, OH to Walter and Stella C. (Grzelek) Michalak. Betty was a longtime parishioner of St. Adalbert Catholic Church and member of their Altar Rosary Society. An avid bowler in her younger years, she enjoyed bowling on the Regina Coeli Bowling League for 25 years. Betty was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother and homemaker. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Bette is survived by her sons, Raymond (Patsy), Robert (Lee Anne), and Ronald Jagodzinski; brother, Robert (Patricia) Michalak; sister, Violet Harrison; brother, Clarence (Marilyn) Michalak; daughter-in-law, Sue Jagodzinski; 16 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; son, Richard; 3 grandchildren; and parents.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 18 from 4-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass at St. Adalbert Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be shared at

Barbara Sue Jasinski

66, of Northwood, Ohio passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio-Perrysburg Center after fighting PKD for 23 years with the last 10 years on dialysis. She was born on October 2, 1953 in Toledo, Ohio to James and Dorothy Ray. Barbara was a 1971 graduate of Whitney High School. She worked as a loan officer for Toledo Trust for 20 years. Barbara then helped open the Office Max store in Northwood, before retiring after 10 years of service. She was an avid Steelers, Buckeyes, and Tigers fan. She was a long time sun worshiper and loved the pool. She was also a ferocious reader. Barbara will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Michael Jasinski; sons, Stephen Jasinski, and Matthew (Emily) Jasinski; siblings, Judith Kaczmarek, and James (Pamela) Ray, Jr; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Janice Puhl.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Friday,

March 20, 2020, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Additional visitation and friendship will be held on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. where services will follow at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at both Hospice of Northwest Ohio and her crew at Northwood Devita.

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Marjorie E. Johnson

age 93, formerly of Reynolds Corners in Toledo, died Thursday March 12, 2020 at Heartland at Promedica, Sylvania, Ohio. She was born on April 25, 1926 in Grand Blanc, MI. to George and Winiferd Voss. Marjorie was an avid bowler and along with her late husband, Robert E. Johnson, were season ticket holders for the University of Toledo Rockets since 1986. She had belonged to the Monroe Street United Methodist Church.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband as well as her daughter, Linda M. Pressnell.

Surviving are her children, Thomas R. Johnson, Carol S. (Herby) Hughes and Cathy Ann (Gordon) Helms; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Services and interment will be held on Monday March 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial donations are suggested to the University of Toledo Athletic Department or the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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

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Mary Jane Johnson

age 92 years, of Temperance, MI, passed away March 5, 2020. Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI.

Nathaniel Jones

age 68 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 9, 2020. American Cremation Events, Toledo, OH. .

Nicholas James Pheils Jones

age 22 years, of Delta, OH, passed away March 12, 2020. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH

Sherry L. Kelley

age 78 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 11, 2020. Cremation Society, Toledo, OH

Robert I. "Bob" Kelso

76, of Toledo, passed away peacefully at his residence on March 6, 2020. He was born on May 3, 1943 to Irvin and Dorothy (Skillman) Kelso in Toledo. Bob worked as an engineer in the powerhouse at GM Powertrain and he was an active member of the U.A.W. He always worked hard to provide for his family, could fix anything that was broken and was always up for a party. He had a great sense of humor and his favorite things were laughing with his grandchildren and telling stories.

Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife, Geraldine; his parents; son, Brent and daughter-in-law Kristina Bollin Kelso. Surviving are his son Paul, grandchildren; Natasha, Jake, Tatum and Trinity; brother, John and Sue Kelso; and extended family and friends.

Funeral Services and burial will be private. There will be a celebration of Bob's life with details to follow on social media.

Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Robert A. LaClair

age 79 of Northwood passed away March 12, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio-Perrysburg. Bob graduated from Libbey High School and served our country in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for Doehler-Jarvis and was a member of the UAW-AFL-CIO until his retirement. Bob was also a member of the Northwood VFW #2984 where he volunteered and helped out at fish fries. He loved his annual trips to Las Vegas and was an avid euchre player. Bob was known to walk daily at the Woodville Mall and loved to take pictures at the photo booth with his granddaughter.

Bob is survived by his granddaughter, Haley Ansman, brother, Pat LaClair and brother-in-law, Robert Magner. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Oril LaClair, daughter, Shelly (LaClair) Ansman, sister, Penny Mahler and brother, Doug LaClair.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 10 until the time of service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Food donations are being accepted for the luncheon to be held at Northwood VFW #2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd.

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Muriel Lechlak

86, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio following a brief illness.

She was born in Toledo, OH, on August 20, 1933, to Otto and Elizabeth Weik. Muriel graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1952, and she married Joe, her high school sweetheart in 1956. Muriel enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at their cottage in Erie, and she worked as an artist alongside Joe for their craft business. More than anything, Muriel loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and watching them grow up and have families of their own. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were Muriel's sources of pride and joy.

Muriel was preceded in death by her son, Mark; her daughter, Laurie; her parents, Otto and Elizabeth; her sister, Geraldine; and her brother, Bernard. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Joe; daughter, Cindy (Jim) Kregel and son, Joe (Beatrice) Lechlak; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Sarah, Jim, Brittany (Becky), Andrew (Lyndsey), Mark, and Marissa; great-grandchildren, Adeline, Rocco, Emma, Luca, Gabriel, Brayson, Rilynn, and Caroline; siblings, Otto (Dee) Weik, Fred (Stephanie) Weik, and Regina (Ken) Klingbeil; brother-in-law, Frank (Janice) Lechlak; sister-in-law, Joan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Per Muriel's wishes, a private funeral service was held Friday, March 13, 2020, at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home with a private burial.

Muriel's family would like to thank the medical staff at St. Vincent Hospital, Kingston Care Center of Sylvania as well as Hospice of Northwest Ohio for the kindness they showed Muriel during her short stays. Please share condolences at

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Carole Leila Lynch

93, of Northwood, OH, passed away on March 12, 2020, at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital. She was born to Bradley Earl and Alma Rosella (Schreiter) Crandall on February 8, 1927, in Ross Township and she married Carl Ray Lynch on April 10, 1953. Carl and Carole were married for 47 years and Carl preceded her in death August 17, 2000.

Carole was a lifelong resident of Northwood and graduated from Olney High School in 1945 and a current member of Northwood Church of God. Carole worked for Ohio Bell Telephone Co. for 36 years, retiring February 25, 1982. She enjoyed music and played the organ for many years. She also liked the

Chicago Cubs and crafts as well as to cook and bake. Carl and Carole traveled many places. In later years she loved to travel to find covered bridges.

Carole is survived by her sister-in-law, Barbara Lynch and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded by her parents; and siblings, Eunice L. Braun, Alfred B., Sidney C., Richard W., Donald S., and Harland R. Crandall.

Friends will be received on Sunday, March 15, 2020, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 701 North Main Street, Walbridge, OH 43465 (419-666-3121). Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020, at 11 a.m. in Northwood Church of God, 3375 Curtice Road, Northwood, OH 43619. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Condolences can be made online at

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Nancy Lou Dielman Mauntler

Sunrise July 27, 1936 ~

Sunset February 26, 2020

Visitation will be held at the Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary, 3815 Sylvania Ave. (at Woodley R.) on Monday after 11 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 1 p.m.

Interment Toledo Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorial contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left for the fmaily at www.fothdorfmeyer.com

Brian J. McCarthy

was born May 14, 1957. He was the first born of John and Jane McCarthy. It is with utmost sorrow, for both family and friends, that Brian left this life after an 18-month war with cancer. He passed during the early hours of March 13, 2020.

Brian grew up in an idyllic neighborhood in west Toledo, still referred to as Westmoreland. He was a proud graduate of Gesu grade school, St. Johns High School and Miami (Ohio) University.

Brian's love of family is legendary. This developed early, influenced by the antics of the tap dancing twins, Brian's father Jack and Uncle Joe "Doc." The twins and families resided one home away from each other. Westmoreland was indeed an idyllic neighborhood, but it was not quiet.

In 1990 Brian married his best half Denise. Together they raised three wonderful young men, Ryan, Cullen and Ian. As a family they loved to travel, overindulge in college football, place an occasional wager, cheer, jeer and genuinely love each other's company. Life too, was not quiet.

Brian enjoyed coaching youth sports that included baseball, basketball, lacrosse, hockey and soccer. He gave his time freely and enthusiastically.

Brian was very proud of his Irish Canadian ancestry. As an avid sportsman, it only made sense to become a huge fan of The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, his father's alma mater. As a sportsman he developed a passion for outdoor activities, including golf, scuba diving and fly fishing.

Brian enjoyed traveling throughout the Caribbean and Europe. He continued to explore and find new ways of making everyone laugh until exhaustion set in.

As family life was paramount to Brian, he actually lived two parallel lives. One McCarthy and one Douglas. He managed, in part, both families with dignity, grace and undeniable love.

He was a fierce competitor and yet an understanding, patient mentor. Brian and a few fellow Douglas Co. contemporaries have been together for over 35 years. The McCarthys wish to acknowledge and sincerely thank Peter and Deanne Douglas and all the Douglas Co. staff for many wonderful years together.

Brian was preceded in death by his father, John; mother, Jane; and brother-in-law, Terry Webb.

He is survived by his loving wife Denise; sons: Ryan, Cullen and Ian; sisters: Cheryl McCarthy, Karen (Bill) Hafner, Ann (Gary) Singer; brothers-in-law: Ken (Theresa) Webb, Robbie (Deanna) Price; sister-in-law, Gwen (Tim) Hartford; cousins: Mary Pellioni, Kevin (Bridget) McCarthy, Kelly (Tom) Sheehan, Joe McCarthy, Peg (James) Nicholson, Martin (Amy) McCarthy; also surviving Brian are numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved to tease, laugh and raise a ruckus. We also wish to thank everyone who took the time to help the family. So many kindnesses were shared, particularly from long-time friend Gerald D'agostino, who spent the last weeks of Brian's life with the family.

Visitation is scheduled Monday, March 16, 2020, from 2-8:00 p.m. with scripture service at 7:00 p.m., at Reeb Funeral Home 5712 Main St. Sylvania, Oh 43560. The Funeral Mass will be conducted Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at Gesu Church, 2049 Parkside Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43606.

The family would like to ask in lieu of flowers, any desired contributions be made to The American Cancer Society or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences to

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Carl John Michalski

the "Old Polish Cowboy", age 82, passed away peacefully at home in Millbury, OH on Thursday, March 12, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 11, 1938 in Toledo, OH to Raymond Michalski and Angeline (Kujawa-Michalski) Lukasik. Carl was a graduate of Macomber High School and a Veteran of the US Army Reserve. He worked for the Jeep Corporation, and at the Chrysler Machining Plant, retiring as a supervisor in 2002. Carl was a member of the NRA, a lifetime member of the Adams Conservation Gun Club and an active member of the Ottawa County Conservation Club where he enjoyed trapshooting and sharing "stories" with the guys. A man of many talents, he could fix or build anything. He loved fishing, hunting, woodworking, building model airplanes, and leathercraft. He especially cherished vacations at State Lodges with his wife, and at the cabin at Houghton Lake, Michigan where he and his family gathered every Summer for the past 32 years.

Carl is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Lucy (Pieczynski) Michalski (married September 6, 1958); daughter, Kim Marie (Duane) Grajczyk; grandsons, Randall and Gregory (Jessica) Grajczyk; sisters, Suzanne (Dennis) Moore and Janice (Gary) Elliott; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Thomas Michalski; and stepfather, John Lukasik.

Visitation will be Monday, March 16 from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. The Funeral Service for Carl will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. David Whalen OSFS presiding. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Carl was blessed with two loving angels to care for him – his wife Lucy and daughter Kim. Special thanks to Drs. Patricia Vega and Shaili Desai and the staff at Toledo Clinic Oncology, Maumee, OH and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their excellent care and support. We extend our gratitude as well to all the nurses who cared for Carl over the last two months. Memorial tributes may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Pius X Catholic Church. Online condolences can be shared at

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Donna Jean "Dj" Mikolajczyk

Halleluiah! Donna's spirit has been released to soar through the heavens. Freed from her physical body, she now rests in peace. Born October 19, 1932, in Swanton, Ohio, to Leonard and Laura (Chase) Peters, Donna passed at home in Sun City, AZ, on March 3, 2020, surrounded by her daughters.

She married Valentine Joseph Mikolajczyk on Nov. 5, 1955, and they enjoyed 41 years together. After 36 years in Toledo, they retired to Sun City, AZ.

A life-long student of spirituality and a devout Catholic, DJ was selfless and caring in all aspects of her life. A graduate of Flower Hospital School of Nursing, she retired from the American Red Cross in Toledo.

DJ is survived by daughters, Zoe (John) Scheuer, Toledo, OH, Cami (Harvey) Yocham, Litchfield, AZ, Valerie Mikolajczyk, Mesa, AZ, and Becky (Bill) Musick, Eagle River, AK. Also surviving are her sister, Carol Poorman, St. Marys, OH; and brother, Martin Peters, Goldsboro, NC; as well as five grandchildren; four great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. She was predeceased by siblings, Bernard, Doris, Lewis, Wilbur and twin brother, David Peters.

Services were private in Sun City. Those wishing to make donations are encouraged to consider the American Red Cross, Alzheimer's Association or The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Laura Myers

passed away on March 13, 2020 at Ohio Living at Swan Creek. She was 99 years old. She was the third child of Henry and Mary (Dachenhaus) Meyer, born on the family farm in Henry County outside Hamler, Ohio. Lauren moved to Toledo in 1942 after her marriage to Jacob W. Myers. In 1983 they moved to Port Charlotte, FL. Jacob passed away in 1996 and she moved back to the Toledo area.

She was a devoted homemaker who regularly donated her time by volunteering in her children's school, Mobile Meals and various community fundraisers. She enjoyed reading, golf, bridge and travel. She was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her sister Verna Pollock; sons George (Carol), Anthony (Sandy), Thomas; and daughter, Christine (James) Blaine; grandchildren: Diana (Roy) Albertson, Debra Myers, Dawn (James) Wallen, Kelly Blane, Ty Myers and Phillip Blaine; and 10 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Jacob; brother, Arthur Meyer; sisters, Helen Patterson, June Guelde and Wilma Robbins.

A Memorial service will be held privately for the family. Memorial donations can be made to Ohio Living at Swan Creek, All Saints Lutheran Church or the donor's choice.

Ronald F. Navarre

was born on May 13, 1938 to Fred and Doris (Frank) Navarre in Toledo, Ohio. He died on March 2, 2020 at Ebeid Hospice Residence.

He is survived by his daughters, Nichoel (Randy) Van Etten and Jessica Riebe; sister, Rhonda (Dennis) Kelley; grandson, Brandon Crawford; great-grandchildren, Jaxon Van Etten, Mya and Audrey Crawford; nephew, Ryan White. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl (Knapp); son, Ronald Navarre Jr; daughter, Sherri Navarre; parents, Fred and Doris Navarre; grandson, Jordan Van Etten.

Ronnie, as we all knew him, loved to play golf, which he held the record at Tamaron Country Club for highest score, gamble, especially KENO, and watch Jimmy Swaggart which was on channel one up from 159. This life and the next Dad. I U, old man!!

Services will be private. Any donations can be made to Ebeid Hospice Residence.

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Roosevelt Nix

76, gained his wings early Tuesday morning after a gallant fight, with the love of his life by his side. His family and friends will honor his life and legacy on Thursday March 19, 2020 at St Paul AME Zion Church. The Wake will begin at 11 a.m., Home going services at 12 noon. The family will receive visitors Wednesday March 18, 7-9 p.m. at the House of Day Chapel.

William Edward "Bill" Orphey Jr.

, age 73 years, of Lexington, KY passed away February 8, 2020

Janice M. Oswald

age 72, of Maumee, passed away March 13, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo. She was born January 6, 1948 in Toledo to the late Arthur (Clinton) and Virginia Young.

Janice graduated from Clay High School in 1966. She attended Adrian College and graduated from the University of Toledo. She had various jobs throughout her life, but her most important and rewarding job was being a mother to her two daughters and Mimi to her five grandchildren.

Janice is survived by her daughters, Jill E. (Robert) Hawk and Allison M. Scott; grandchildren, Broderick T. Hawk, Lily M. Scott, Marlee J. Hawk, Delaney J. Scott and Wyland G. Hawk. In addition to her parents, Janice was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and loving husband of 46 years, Gary Oswald.

After enjoying 35 cruises with the love of her life, Janice continued cruising and was looking forward to her 45th cruise. Her second home in Dunedin, Florida was Janice's perfect getaway. She loved the warm weather, trips to the casino and spending time with her family and friends in the sunshine.

The family will receive guests Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Friday, March 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.

Allison and Jill would like to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio and Patricia Oswald for their loving care of Mom.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Ohio or Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Janice's memory.

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

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Olga V. Pershing

95, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Genacross Lutheran Services at Wolf Creek after a long decline in health. She was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, on April 26, 1924. A child of the depression, she was the youngest of four children born to the late John Shoemaker and Olga (Jensen) Shoemaker.

Olga grew up with her three brothers in Ottumwa, Iowa. Her mother was born in Denmark and immigrated to the United States in her late teens. Both mother and daughter enjoyed many summer visits to Wisconsin to be with their Danish cousins.

Upon her high school graduation she worked at the local newspaper as a proof reader. In 1946 she married John Arthur Pershing of Muncie, Indiana, who was stationed in Ottumwa with the Navy as a flight instructor. She spent most of her early marriage raising their son, John Arthur Pershing, Jr.

Olga was preceded in death by her brothers, John Shoemaker, Robert Shoemaker and Thomas Shoemaker. She is survived by her son, John Jr. of Cortlandt Manor, NY (Tina); grandchildren John Arthur III of Briarcliff Manor, NY (Kate), Ian Vincent of Rochester, NY, and Claire Ellen of St. Louis, MO. In addition, Olga is survived by several nieces and nephews, and was particularly close to her husband's niece, Terre (Pershing) Combs.

Friends may call at the Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions-SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., (419) 381-1900, on Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., with a memorial service starting at 2:00 p.m. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Genacross Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek. Memorials in Olga's memory may take the form of contributions to Zion United Methodist Church.

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

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Mark Pozsik

age 64 years, of Toledo, OH passed away March 9, 2020. Castillo Funeral Home, Toledo, OH.

Geoffrey Probert

age 79, of Sylvania, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2020 with his loving family at his bedside. The youngest of nine born October 6, 1940 in Wybosten, England to the late Thomas Oliver and Gladys May (Thomas) Probert during the Battle of Britain. As a young boy, the family moved to Bedford and Geoff played rugby for the Bedford Swifts. At age 15, while completing a 6-year apprenticeship as an electrician with Eastern Electricity, he met the love of his life, Eunice Deverell. They were married July 1, 1961. Shortly after completing his apprenticeship, the family grew with the birth of son, Jeremy. In 1966, the family moved to Eastern's head office in Ipswich where a new industrial engineering department was created. In 1969, daughter Esther was born. In 1978 Geoff's sense of adventure led the family to immigrate to Toledo, Ohio where he obtained an engineering supervisor position at AMC Jeep. He retired in 2001 and maintained membership in the Jeep Management Retiree Association where he enjoyed the camaraderie. Geoff was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and was active in the choir, as a vestry member, and chairman of the building committee for 9 years. He was also a member of the Toledo retirees Golf Club and played as much as he was able. Geoff and Eunice enjoyed travel to the upper peninsula of Michigan, though he was an avid fan of Ohio State football. Geoff especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren; watching Adam compete in the Special Olympics, Courtney in Winterguard and attending sporting events together.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife; children, grandchildren; brother, David Probert in England; sister, Margaret Little (Jeff) in Arizona; and many much loved nieces and nephews both here and abroad. Geoff was also preceded in death by brothers, Ken and John; and sisters, Lottie, Rene, Mary and Betty.

The family would like to thank the ProMedica Hospice staff, especially Terri, Kreadence, Stephen and Patti.

Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m. in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.). Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2020 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2770 Central Ave., Toledo, OH 43606. Geoff will be privately laid to rest at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the church, ProMedica Hospice or Shriner's Hospitals for Children.

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Girija Rao

passed away peacefully on March 12 in Bangalore, India with her son and granddaughter holding her hands.

She was preceded in death three months ago by her husband Dr U B Rao. An extremely affectionate, kind, honest, brave and fun loving beautiful human being she lived her life for her husband, children, grandchildren and family. Though raised in small town in a conservative family, she was a trailblazer of many sorts for women of her time; fluent in five languages she was one of the few women who learned to drive in the 60s just so she could drive her children comfortably to a faraway school in the hot Indian summers. She loved sports and competed in tennis tournaments elegantly dressed in a sari.

A very talented cook, she would host wonderful family gatherings, making everyone feel loved often making them eat a belly full in her abundance of affection. She was deeply spiritual and when her husband was ill sacrificed a full head of beautiful hair for his wellbeing.

She laughed a lot with her grandchildren and enjoyed watching their favorite TV shows and enjoyed listening to the backstreet boys with them.

She happily sacrificed her talents and was the main reason for her family"s success and wellbeing.

Mom you are deeply missed and remembered by many. We will meet again, I know you will be waiting to take us in your arms again. God bless and godspeed Raghu Upamaka, Gopi Upamaka, Upamaka Satya Rao Kanchana Rao, Anu Upamaka, Siva Yechoor Poornima, Nirupama, Navin, Neelima, Aashna and Aditya.

Belva Leazon Repar

age 83, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on March 1, 2020. She was born in Bryan, Ohio on May 31, 1936. Leazon graduated from Sherwood High School where she played basketball and was a majorette and lead cheerleader. She married Frank Repar, Jr. on January 24, 1955 and they remained together for 65 years. Leazon was a devoted mother and family person who always looked forward to family gatherings. She also was a member of the American Legion Post 553 Auxiliary.

Leazon is survived by her husband, Frank Repar, Jr.; son, Jeffrey (Christine) Repar; grandchildren, Erick (Lisa) Young and Sherri (Shawn) Young McGuire, Kaila, Kristen, and Zachary Repar; great-grandchild, Liam McGuire; siblings, Marjorie Myers, Gregory (Linda), Bradley, and Rex Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Belva Smith; brother, Derek Smith; daughters, Pamela Jo Repar and Susan Repar Young.

Leazon took a part-time job at Macy's shoe department that led her to become the store's department manager. Even after retirement, while shopping for shoes, she would help others with their difficult choices. For relaxation, she would work on cross stitch pictures. She eventually became an expert at making beautiful pictures. Leazon also loved animals, especially cats and dogs. She had a way with animals and they were at ease with her.

A Celebration of Leazon's Life will be held at the American Legion Post 553, 206 S. Byrne Rd., Toledo on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Toledo Humane Society or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Condolences may be left for the family at www.toledocremation.com

Jacqueline "Jackie" Robinson

age 76, formerly of Deatsville, AL, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020. She was a graduate of Jesup W. Scott High School and received her Ministerial Certificate of Ordination in 2016. She was an active member of New United Church of God where she was a Minister and Youth Leader. She was a 26-year employee of the Jobst Institute as a Quality Control Manager. Jackie was an accomplished seamstress, artist, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She enjoyed painting, drawing, writing poetry, and was an avid reader. .

Preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Louise Myers; and brothers, Clifford Jr., Freddie, Brown; and sisters, Delores and Gwen. .

She is survived by her husband of 46 years Freddie Robinson; daughter, Kim Phillips (Marcus); sons, Stevenson Parks (Theresa) and Marlon Robinson (Reva); stepsons, Fred Sights (Patrina) and Cedric Myers (Dalavian); sisters, Irezetta Hamilton (Donald) and Ann Fitzpatrick (James), and Lisa Myers; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends; and special friend, Meriam Grant. .

The family will receive friends and family on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Dale-Riggs Funeral Home at 572 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, OH 43604 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at New United Church of God at 701 Phillips Ave, Toledo, OH 43612. The Wake will take place from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Burial at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Repast to follow at New United Church of God. .

The family would like to express our gratitude for the wonderful care and support she received from Hospice of NW Ohio, UTMC and St. Luke's Hospital. www.dalefh.com.

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Dorothy (Drabik) Rymers

94, of Toledo, passed away on March 9, 2020. She was born on August 22, 1925 to Walter and Martha (Rominski) Drabik. Dorothy retired from Champion Spark Plug where she worked 38 years. She often related how much she enjoyed her work and said if the company was still around, she would gladly do volunteer work for them several days a week. Dorothy and her sister, Dolores, who died in 1998, were the best of friends and enjoyed traveling together. Dorothy was a kind and loving person who will be missed by all who knew her. .

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Dolores Drabik. .

Services for Dorothy will be private. .

Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com. .

Evelyn L. Saurbeck (Radabaugh)

age 94 years, of Delta, OH, passed away March 13, 2020. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH.

Arthur M. "Art" Schuster

age 94, of Toledo, OH, passed peacefully on March 9, 2020, at Parkcliffe Memory Care Community in Toledo. He was born January 7, 1926, in Toledo, OH, to Theodore and Katherine (Przybylski) Schuster.

"Art" graduated in 1943 from Burnham High School in Sylvania, OH. He served from 1944 through 1946 in WWII in the 883rd Field Artillery Battalion of the 70th Infantry Division; and graduated from Toledo University with an Engineering degree in 1950. He reorganized the City of Toledo Building Inspection Department as Commissioner for seven years in the early 1960's. He worked for several architectural, engineering and construction firms, and founded and ran AMS Schuster Construction Company until the 1980's. As an avid scratch golfer, he won the Heatherdowns Country Club Championship in 1970 and 1971. He also owned and operated his own "Tee Time" driving range in Maumee, OH. His zeal for innovative ideas shined through with a grin and a let's get 'er done spirit.

Arthur is survived by his three children, Hollice Pires, Craig (Laura) Schuster and Kurt (Mary) Schuster; grandchildren, Paul Judd, Steven (Sarah), Jason [Jaimon], Sara, Robert and Elizabeth; great-granddaughter, Ada Pires; numerous nieces and nephews and their children. In addition to his parents, Arthur was preceded in death by his wife, Donna (Doss); his five siblings, Walter, Helen, Daniel, Wanda (Hoen) and John, and nephew, John Schuster.

It's fun to remember "lights, camera, action!!" as Art memorialized our family events.

Art's family gives a special thank you to the staff at Parkcliffe Memory Care Community for their exceptional quality of care these last three years.

Art's smile, quick wit, playful spirit, and inquisitiveness will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family will receive guests Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Newcomer - Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity in Arthur's memory.

To leave a special message for Arthur's family please visit

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Alfonso "Al" Segura

51, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Mercy Health-St. Charles Hospital. He was born on May 28, 1968 in Toledo, Ohio to Charles and Sharon Segura. Al was a 1987 graduate of Waite High School. He worked as the Director of Community Detention at the East Toledo Family Center for 20 years. Al was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, mentor and friend. He was a pillar in the Lucas County community, helping many of his "kids" find the right path.

Al loved baseball and was a life-long baseball coach, most recently with the Ohio Buckeyes. He also coached flag football and other sports his children played. He made many friends over the years. He will be dearly missed.

Al is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Elaine Segura; children, Aleecia (William) Rivers, Isiah (Kendra) Segura, and Sharon Segura; grandchildren, William, Christian, Jonah, Ashlyn, and Austyn; siblings, Charles (Debra) Segura, John (Jennifer) Segura, Diana Ottney, Robert Ottney, and Christopher Ottney. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Mark; grandson, Noah; and special friend, Johnny Swan.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Monday, March 16, 2020, from 2:00-7:00 p.m. where services will take place at 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Kidney Foundation of N.W. Ohio.

www.freckchapel.com

Rosemary E. Short

age 76 years, of Fayette, OH, passed away March 10, 2020. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH.

Evelena Singleton

67, of Toledo OH, passed away on March 9, 2020 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born on December 2, 1952 to James and Thelma (Miller) Thompson. She attended Roosevelt Elementary and Scott High school. Evelena was a homemaker and devoted grandmother. She was very amusing and a joy to be around. Evelena was a resident of Toledo at the time of her passing and a very loved mother and grandmother.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020 at Dale-Riggs Funeral Home, 572 Nebraska Ave. Toledo Ohio, 43604, with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery.

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Kent Steven Smith

On March 12, 2020 Kent Smith joined his father in heaven after a short hospital stay. Kent was born in Toledo, Ohio on Dec ember 31, 1958 to Dean and Janet Smith. His first car ride was a ride home in a police cruiser as his father was working for the Ohio Highway Patrol at the time.

Kent was a 1976 graduate of Rogers High School and attended Kent State University briefly. For a time after that he worked at Epiphany Lutheran Church before finding his career at United Parcel Service (UPS). After a few years as a loader he finally became a driver in 1987. Kent spent a total of 35 years there before retiring in late 2012.

Kent was an avid Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions fan along with cheering for his hometown Rockets and Buckeyes. Personally he loved to golf until his health limited that activity. He also coached his younger brothers in sports and then his own two sons. To anyone who knew him, Kent was the man who made you feel at ease no matter who or where you were. He would welcome you with open arms as if he were greeting a long lost friend.

Kent is survived by the pride of his life, his two sons Justin (Brittany) and Jared (girlfriend Samantha). Also surviving him are Joanie Smith (best friend and mother of his boys), his mother Janet Smith; brothers, Eric (Angela), Matthew (Tracy), and Kirk (Bilie Jo); and sister, Tammy Rogers. In addition he is survived by 9 nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death was his father, Dean A Smith. Friends and Family may visit at Thos. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 N. Reynolds Road, on Monday, March 16th from 2–8 p.m. A short service will be held at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to be made to the Toledo Area Humane Society.

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Lillian Smith

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Lillian was born February 5, 1938 in Aberdeen, Mississippi. She peacefully passed away on March 11, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio surrounded by her Family. Lillian leaves to cherish her legacy and Loving memories to daughter, Sharon R. Smith; sons, George Smith III and Douglas C.(Robyn) Smith; sisters, Vivian N. Smith of Tennessee and Doris G. (LeeROY) Meeks of Detroit, Michigan. A host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Wake Services: March 17, 2020 at The House of Day Funeral Home from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Funeral Services: March 18, 2020 at Perfecting Church Toledo located 4609 Glendale Ave. at 11 a.m. preceded by a 10 a.m. Wake.

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Maryellen Ruth Sterling

was born February 7, 1923. She died at age 97 on March 10, 2020. Maryellen had been a resident of Otterbein Portage Valley Retirement Community since 2003.

Husband, Robert K. Sterling and son, William C. Sterling preceded her in death. Maryellen is survived by sons Robert V. (Leslie) and Burr L. (Carol), nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family thanks all the OPV staff for years of concern and care, also Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their involvement when needed for Maryellen's comfort.

Please consider Hospice of NW Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551 for donations in Maryellen's memory.

There was a private family service honoring her life.

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Samuel Henry Streeter

76, died on March 7, 2020 in Greensboro, NC. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Christian Center, 369 Air Harbor Road, Greensboro, NC 27455.

Judith A. "Judy" (Stolzer) Sundermeier

age 74 of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, in her home, from a nearly 30 year battle with multiple sclerosis. She was born April 25, 1945 to Ernest and Zelma (Brickner) Stolzer.

Judy graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1963 with best friends Donna, Becky, Kay, Carolyn and Linda, all of whom along with their spouses or boyfriends, would be the founding members of "The Card Club." She married her husband Jim in 1967 at St. Rose Parish, where she was a life-long member, serving many years on Parish Council and working with the Girl Scouts. As an independent sales person for Home Interiors and Gifts, Judy enjoyed traveling to homes all over northwest Ohio to provide in-home decoration sales and demonstrations. When not tending to her own home, she could be found watching and buying from QVC and Gem Shopping Network. An avid reader, Judy enjoyed many trips to Way Public Library to find a new mystery novel or even one she read a time or two before.

Judy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jim; daughter, Angie Gabor of Perrysburg; sons, Eric (Jayme) of Peoria, Arizona, and Andy of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Hannah, Sarah and Jonah Gabor of Perrysburg, and Jazmine Pewnew and Abby Sundermeier of Peoria, Arizona. She is also survived by brother, Johnny (Vicki) Stolzer of Perrysburg; brother-in-law, Darry Launder of Whitehouse, Ohio; sister-in-law, Barb Schnable of Deshler, Ohio; and cousin, Mary Jo Davey of Perrysburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Noah Gabor; sister, Suzy Launder; and brother-in-law, Don Schnable.

Family and friends will be received at Witzer-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St. Perrysburg, on Wednesday, March 18, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held the following day, Thursday, March 19, 10:30 a.m. at Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church, 215 E. Front St. Perrysburg. with a reception lunch to immediately follow. Burial will be private. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 (hospicenwo.org).

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for all the support and care provided to both Judy and Jim by Hospice of Northwest Ohio for the past two years, especially the caring and compassionate support from Tammy, Mary, and Laura; the volunteers from the Wood County Committee on Aging for delivering daily meals; neighbors Dave and Kerry Devers for their friendship and thoughtfulness; and last but not least, sister-in-law Vicki Stolzer for always being available for additional help and support whenever needed. Online condolences may be made to the family at:

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Sister Adrienne Urban

died at Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio on March 9, 2020. Formerly known as Sister Edward Marie, the daughter of Edward and Sophie Urban entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Sylvania in 1954 from Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish, Detroit, Michigan. In 1957 she made her first profession in the religious congregation and professed final vows in 1960.

Sister Adrienne earned a B.A. degree in biology and social science from the College of St. Teresa in Winona, Minnesota and a M. ED. degree in biology and education from the University of Toledo. She spent most of her 63 years in religious life in the ministry of education. She taught in elementary schools in Ohio and Michigan, was on the faculty at Cardinal Stritch and Central Catholic high schools and St. Clare Academy in Ohio and taught biology, anatomy and physiology at Lourdes College/University for 34 years. Sister Adrienne had a strong prayer life and was a core member of the Sisters' House of Prayer. She was also part of the sacristan team at the convent Chapel. After her retirement she continued to assist in the Chapel where she graciously met and greeted the guests who came for services as well as assisting with the behind the scene preparations for daily and Sunday Liturgy. Even as her health declined, Sister helped wherever and whenever she could, performing tasks for All Good Things Gift Shop and even contributing to some of the outdoor tasks on the campus.

Sister Adrienne loved her life in community where she was able to share it with her twin sister, Sister Grace Ellen, her dear friend, Sister Jeremias, and many of the Sisters over these last few years in Sylvania. She will be greatly missed by the Sisters and will be remembered for her kind, gentle and helpful nature as well her lovely smile.

There will be a Welcoming Service for Sister Adrienne in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 followed by visitation until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on March 19, 2020 beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the funeral at 4:30 p.m. 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.

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Bessie M. Vogel-Fisher

89, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born in Racine, Wisconsin on November 7, 1930 to William and Margaret (Balog) Rosonski. Bessie worked as a waitress at the Sylvania Country Club before retiring in 1993. She was a member at St. Joseph's Church in Erie. Bessie was an extremely talented artist, enjoyed painting wood carvings and decorating cakes.

Bessie is survived by her husband, Dan; daughters, Laura Trabbic, Lynn Widmer; son Edmund (Maureen) Vogel; step-daughter, Debbie Pruss; 7 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Edmund Vogel; son-in-law, Ward "Woody" Trabbic; and several siblings.

In accordance with Bessie's wishes services will remain private. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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James F. Walczak

age 72, passed away at his home in Allen, TX on March 8, 2020. Jim was born in Toledo, OH July 28, 1947 to Kenneth and Mary Jo (Foster) Walczak. A 1965 graduate of Whitmer High School, he received his associates degree from the University of Toledo and was a veteran of the US Army. Jim worked for Haughton Elevator and as a senior quality assurance officer in the nuclear industry.

Jim had a lifelong interest in geology, paleontology and earth science. He was a collector of large fossils, animal and plant specimens, and other artifacts. Jim enjoyed sharing his expertise through educational talks and loved going on adventures with his wife in pursuit of his hobby. He moved to Allen, TX from the Toledo area in the 1990s where he was a longtime member of the Dallas Society of Paleontology.

Jim is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sharon (Houtz) Walczak; children, Tammy (Dean) Goebel and Terri (Rich) Stoy; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Mark (Melinda); brother-in-law, Will Carey; 3 nieces; 2 nephews; 3 aunts; and 1 uncle. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Jo Carey and her daughter, Laura.

Services were private. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements by Allen Family Options in Plano, TX.

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Richard Warren

passed away on March 3, 2020. Richard was born on July 21, 1934 to Francis and Beatrice Warren in Toledo, Ohio. They sacrificed to send him to Catholic elementary and high schools. He tested a call to the Catholic Priesthood by entering the Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati. After studying philosophy, theology, and classical languages for 5 years, he resigned and returned home to Toledo. He began working in the very early days of Data Processing, retiring after 38 years in Information Technology operations and management. Early on, he installed a desktop computer and internet service in his home, and has been an avid user ever since.

Richard was blessed with an excellent singing voice. He was a lead singer in the boys' choir of Rosary Cathedral School in Toledo from 4th to 8th grade. After returning to Toledo, he joined the Cathedral Mens' choir. Later he was a member of an award winning small ensemble in Toledo's Gesu Jesuit Parish church. He became active in light opera while in high school, performing in three major productions. During college, he continued his avocation with leading roles in the annual Shakespeare plays. During summer vacations he performed principal roles in three Gilbert & Sullivan operas produced by an independent company. After college, he sang in the Toledo Opera chorus. This stage experience led him to community theatres, where he performed in over 30 dramatic/comedic roles. For a short time, he was a reader for the blind, selecting and broadcasting newspaper stories over the radio.

While volunteering at a youth camp, he met his future wife, Martha. They were wed in 1967. She remains the light and love of his life, giving him six wonderful children. In 1985, both he and Martha entered the ministry formation program of the Toledo Catholic diocese, and in 1988, Richard was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate. As a Deacon at Gesu Jesuit Parish in Toledo, he preached at Sunday Masses, instructed liturgical ministers, Baptized infants, and sat on the Parish Pastoral Council. He was a regular visitor to hospitals and Hospice.

In 2005, both Richard and Martha (nee Urschalitz) had retired and decided to follow their eldest to Springfield Oregon, where they've enjoyed life on a small farm with their daughter's family. Besides his wife, Richard is survived by daughters Jocelyn (Edward Feil) of Springfield and Cassandra of Eugene; sons, Richard, Jr. of Cleveland OH, Roderick (Molly Brown) of Chicago IL, and Ryan of Ft. Myers FL; and grandchildren Ethan and Claudia Feil of Springfield. Son, Randall, preceded him in death in 2018.

Celebration of a Christian life was celebrated at St. Jude Catholic Church in Eugene, Oregon, on March 6th, with celebrant Reverend Ken Olsen. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, in Eugene, Oregon.

Kenneth D. Webster Jr.

age 75 years, of Walbridge, OH, passed away June 6, 2019. Cremation Society, Toledo, OH.

John R. Welsh

73, of Oregon, Ohio passed away unexpectedly in his residence on Friday, March 13, 2020. John was born in Durham, NC on December 21, 1946 to Richard Craig Welsh and Betty Jean (Cooper) King. He was a Family Communication Assistant for The Toledo Hospital since 1982. John was a very active member of Christ United Methodist Church, serving on many committees over 57 years. He was also an active volunteer with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Although John enjoyed ARCA Racing, fishing, gardening, crafts; his real true love was his life revolving around his wife and family.

Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Cheryl K.; sons, Scott (Chrisline), Marc (Carla); 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren with one on the way! Brothers, Joseph (Tricia), Brian, James Keaton. John was preceded in death by his parents; son Kevin Welsh; grandson, Dakota Richey; grandmother, Nettie Welsh.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 17, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, Oregon. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ext., Oregon, where the family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in North Oregon Cemetery. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Christ United Methodist Church; Michigan/NW Ohio Chapter CFF, 2265 LiVernois Ave, Troy MI 48083; Child Life Dept. Ebeid Children's Hospital, 2142 N. Cove Blvd., Toledo, Oh 43606.

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John D. Woolley

85, of Perrysburg, passed away peacefully at his home on March 11, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. John was born November 19, 1934 in Perrysburg, Ohio to Glenn R. and Elizabeth M. (Voland) Woolley. He proudly served our country in the United States Army in the Korean War. John earned his bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University in Education. He married Mary Ann Cocanour on August 22, 1964 and together they shared 55 years together.

John was a petroleum distributor with Sinclair Oil and Arco. He enjoyed tinkering around the house and fixing anything he could. He loved pontooning on the river and his black labs. John loved spending time with his family, he and Mary Ann were blessed with five children, twelve amazing grandchildren and wonderful friends.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; children, Jeff (Meghan) Woolley, Cheryl (David) Garcia, Sue (Sean) Digman and Debbie Labadie; grandchildren, Justin Modene, Megan Modene, Mary Modene, Jennifer (Ashton) Baalaer, Austin Garcia, Emily Garcia, Christopher Labadie, Jr., Anne Labadie, Ava Woolley, Maryn Woolley, Emma Digman and Reid Digman and siblings, Ada Nuhn, Larry (Dale) Woolley and Patricia Muller. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Nancy Modene and brother, Gene Woolley.

Friends will be received Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 2-7 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133) with a funeral service beginning at 7 p.m. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in John's name to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. The family would like to thank all the friends who supported the family and John through these difficult years. Condolences may be made online to the family at www.witzlershank.com. Hug your loved one, after you read this!

March 13, 2020

Aron “AJ” Barfield Duran

Duran, Aron “AJ” Barfield, age 21 years, of Westerville, OH, passed away March 5, 2020. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH.

Dora Ewert

Ewert, Dora H., age 86 years, of Williston, OH, passed away March 9, 2020. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH.

Betty Jean Imler

Imler, Betty Jean (Trick), age 95 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away March 9, 2020. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, OH.

Tanya “Dawn” Langley

Langley, Tanya “Dawn” (Twiss), age 45 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away March 10, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH.

Kenneth S. Sigler

Kenneth S. Sigler, well known in his hometown from working at his father's grocery starting in childhood and from playing organ in church for decades, who provided music for weddings, funerals, and events throughout the region and became a funeral director, died Sunday in his Walbridge home. He was 89.

e developed complications after a fall about 18 months ago and did not recover, daughter Kimberly Greenlese said.

r. Sigler kept his state funeral director license active until the end of 2014. He last worked earlier in the decade at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel. At the funeral home, he oversaw evening visitation; drove the funeral coach while his eyesight allowed, and filled in as organist when needed, said Terry Breymaier, retired manager at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley on Coy Road.

"He was a very knowledgeable fellow, because he'd been in the business for a long time," Mr. Breymaier said. "He was quiet-spoken and was willing to help when the situation called for it and was dependable about getting things done when you needed it.

"He knew a lot of people," Mr. Breymaier said. "There wasn't a question he couldn't answer."

Mr. Sigler started playing organ at age 15 for services at what is now Grace United Methodist Church in Walbridge. He played organ in church for 71 years, the last 29 of which were at St Paul's United Methodist Church in Millbury.

It was a commitment he had. He loved it," his wife, Judy, said. "He was very dedicated."

He favored traditional hymns, "Lift High the Cross"; "How Great Thou Art"; "My Tribute"; "Amazing Grace," his wife said.

He started taking piano lessons as a boy. He played piano in the band and for assemblies at Walbridge High School. For several years after he graduated, he was in a combo that played the dance music of the day.

Word of his musical talent spread.

"Through the years, he played for hundreds of weddings, funerals, and parties," his wife said. "His world, other than music, revolved around his family."

He was born Sept. 12, 1930, to Coloma and Ray Sigler, the youngest of six. His mother's forebears were among the first families to own property in what would become Walbridge. His father ran the Red & White grocery store at Main and Union Streets, and all his children started helping at an early age.

Decorating the store - and later the churches he attended -- became a creative outlet. Mr. Sigler continued working in the store in adulthood and then played music for funerals at the Worth Clegg Mortuary in East Toledo. He also kept the books and, encouraged by the owner, Addie Clegg, pursued a funeral director license. He received an associate degree from the University of Toledo.

Mr. Sigler later worked briefly at the Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary for about a year.

He was a longtime member of Toledo district, United Methodist Men, and had served as the organization's secretary.

Surviving are his wife, Judy, whom he married June 5, 1965; daughters, Kimberly Greenlese, Dr. Kristi Sigler-Moritz, and Kendra Santoro; sister, Esther Marie Wolford; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, and a step-great-granddaughter.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Millbury, where the family will greet friends after 10 a.m.

The family suggests tributes to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Marilyn Sumner

Sumner, Marilyn Elaine, age 91 years, of Pioneer, OH, passed away March 12, 2020. Thompson Funeral Home, Pioneer, OH.

Don Thornton

Thornton, Don G., age 88 years, of Genoa, OH, passed away March 10, 2020. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH.

March 11-12, 2020

Claude B. Awls

Claude Awls born October 5, 1943, passed away February 1, 2020. God in his infinite wisdsom called his faithful servant home. Claude was the eldest child of the late Nellie and Loney Awls Jr. He was a faithful member of First Church of God over 30 years. A celebration of life will be held at First Church of God, 3016 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH on March 13. Family greetings 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., service immediately following.

Thomas A. Bettinger

Thomas A. Bettinger, 86, of Perrysburg, OH passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 23, 1933 in Swanton, OH to Leo M. and Helen (Picker) Bettinger and he married Shirley A. Artz on November 5, 1955 at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg.

Tom was a graduate of Holland High School and proudly served in the Ohio National Guard and the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a hard worker and loved his employment with Laibe Electric and appreciated how well he was taken care of, especially by his boss, Jerry Deaton. He was a long time member of Zoar Lutheran Church, Holland American Legion Post 646 and additionally a member of the Scottish Rite, Zenobia Shrine as well as Phoenix Lodge No. 123 and past member of the Zenobia Lancers of Toledo. He was a proud Mason and received his 50 year award in 2019. He was also an avid contributor to the Toledo Rocket Fund and was a season ticket holder for both basketball and football. Tom enjoyed playing trumpet, mowing his yard and spending time with his fur babies, but the apple of his eye and greatest joy in life was being a grandfather to his granddaughter, Samantha and her little dog, Lulu "Poopie".

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Shirley A. Artz Bettinger; daughters, Joni Bettinger and Jami Bettinger; and granddaughter, Samantha Bettinger. He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Leo M. Bettinger and Dorothy Bettinger-Searcy.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Masonic service starting at 7:00 p.m. in Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551 (419-874-3133). Visitation will continue on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, OH 43551. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Bowling Green Care Center and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their exceptional care of Thomas. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Avenue. Cincinnati, OH 45229, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551 and Zoar Lutheran Church. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.witzlershank.com.

"and yes, Dad, we'll be careful… love ya"

Mollie L. Blanton-Williams

Mollie Blanton Williams transitioned to her eternal life March 3, 2020, at the Promedica Toledo Hospital. She was a beacon of light as the Police Aide at Lincoln School. She retired from the City Street Department after 26 years of service. She leaves to cherish her memories her 3 daughters, Vera (Issac) Sanders, Michelle (Rob) Odoms and Denim Williams; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral Services 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Ebenezer M. B. Church, 2001 Ashland Ave, Toledo, OH 43620, preceded by a 2 p.m. Family Hour/Wake. Pastor J. L. Jordan, Eulogist.

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Charles E. "Chuck" Brant

age 81 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away March 8, 2020. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH

Mary Ann (DeMatteo) Cervi

91, of Toledo, Ohio, died peacefully on March 8, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born in Columbus, OH, in 1928, the oldest of three children, and wife of 54 years to her beloved Carmine Cervi, who preceded her in death in 2007.

Mary Ann was the first in her family to earn a college degree. She worked her way through college, first attending Capital University, and then The Ohio State University where she graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Education. After college, Mary Ann taught business and bookkeeping at Xenia Central High School, was secretary to the Superintendent of Industrial Education for Columbus City Schools, and was certified as a special education teacher for neurologically handicapped children, a pioneering discipline at that time. However, her longest and most successful career was that of home-maker, devoted wife, and mother to her six children, their spouses, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a dear friend, and in turn, endeared herself to those who knew her.

A longtime member of St. Clement Parish, Mary Ann belonged to the St. Clement Altar Rosary Society and Hospitality Committee. She was active in several other organizations throughout her life, most recently the Alba Club and the Real Estate Investors Association, and she was Board Secretary of the Greater Toledo Apartment Association.

Mary Ann is survived by her children: Thomas (Stephenie) of Oak Park, IL, Michael (Alyce) of Lambertville, MI, Gregg (Mary) of Fairfax, VA, John (Tammera) of Lewis Center, OH, Sister Marie Christine, SND, of Toledo, OH, and Carmine C. Cervi of Chicago, IL; grandchildren: Dusty (Amy) Pauken, Dan (Jessica) Cervi, Elizabeth (Thomas) Buoni, Meredith, Nicolas, Joseph, Jonathan and Maria Cervi; great-grandchildren: Isaiah and Evangeline Pauken, and Presea Cervi. Also, she is survived by her sister Anita (DeMatteo) Lantz of Columbus, OH, sisters-in-law Antoinette Grilli of Columbus, OH, Norina Mollinaro of East Lansing, MI, Michelina Macioce of St. Clair Shores, MI, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Family and friends will be received at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., Toledo, OH, on Friday, March 13 from 4-8 p.m.; rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. followed by sharing of memories. The Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14 at St. Clement Church, 3030 Tremainsville Rd, Toledo, OH with visitation from 10-11a.m. at the church. Fr. Edward J. Littelmann will preside. Final resting place will be the Mater Dei Mausoleum at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, Toledo, OH, at www.toledosnd.org. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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Kay Ann (Benore) Conley

age 72 of Perrysburg, Ohio passed on peacefully in her sleep to the arms of Jesus in the early morning of March 8, 2020. Kay was born on August 27, 1947 in Toledo to Adrien and Helen (Hibner) Benore. Kay was an accomplished pediatric nurse working for Mercy Hospital for 26 years and then 15 years closing out her career at Toledo Children's Hospital. She enjoyed occasional trips to Florida and most of all just spending time with her husband Curt. She was a loving wife who will forever be missed.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving is her loving husband of 53 years, Curtis R. Conley. Also surviving are a son, a daughter, 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, a brother, and a sister.

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd., Rossford, OH 43460 on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Denny Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Ft. Meigs Union Cemetery in Perrysburg. Memorial contributions in Kay's memory may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To leave online expressions of sympathy please visit

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Dorothy J. Ducat

89, of Temperance, MI, died Sunday, March 8, 2020. Born March 26, 1930, in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Floyd and Elsie (Farr) Shadday. A 1948, graduate of Whitmer High School, she married Veryl R. Ducat on April 3, 1948. He preceded her in death on May 25, 2012. Dorothy was employed as the school cafeteria manager for Washington Local Schools (Monac Elementary School) for 15 years, retiring in 1982. She enjoyed traveling, golfing and spending her winters in Florida.

She is survived by her loving children, Diane (Gerald) Heck and Douglas (Brenda) Ducat; sisters, Wanda Page and Patricia Frontz; grandchildren, Doug Ducat, Randy (Megan) Ducat, Deann (Adam) Falkowski, Amanda (Andrew) Marsh, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, John and Floyd, Jr. Shadday and sisters, Frances Fry and Barbara Jacob.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Joseph George Dumit

age 76, of Toledo, passed away March 6, 2020. Joe was born February 4, 1944 in Bucyrus to George and Margaret (Kish) Dumit. He started his career with his father proudly working as a Master Tool and Die Maker for over 30 years at General Motors. He was a Master Automotive Mechanic and an avid do-it yourselfer who could fix anything. He loved the Catholic church, rooting on Notre Dame and above all he loved his family.

In addition to his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by his son, Robert Dumit and sister, Cecilia "Cecy" Roche. Left to cherish Joe's memory are his children: Karin (Dan) Kisor, Stephen Dumit, Sharon (Brian) Bunn; siblings: Theresa (Fred) Zarecky, Mary Dumit, James Dumit, Thomas (Sharon) Dumit, brother-in-law, Ray Roche; grandchildren: Michael Bunn, Alissa (Alex) Gormley, Tyler Dumit, Ashley, Zach and Luke Kisor.

The family will receive guests on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church, 5562 Dorr St. where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

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Philip Jon Frawley

Philip Jon Frawley passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 8 2020. Although his human heart had challenges, his emotional heart did not. He loved deeply, evidenced by his long and happy 30-year marriage to his wife, Janet; as well as his Toledo and Colorado YMCA friendships.

Phil was predeceased by his parents, Jon and Doris Frawley. Phil is survived by his wife, Janet; his sister, Brenda Walsh (Ken); and his nieces, Elizabeth (Eric) and Emily (Joe); and his great-niece, Miriam. He is also survived by brothers-in-law, Ed & Bill Rubin; and nieces, Lisa and Denise Rubin; followed by his great-nephew, Leo; and cousins, Roger Welling and Janice Sarver.

Memorial Contributions and flowers may be sent to Olivet Lutheran Church at 5840 Monroe St. Sylvania, OH 43560. A Church service will be held at the chapel of Olivet Lutheran Church on March 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Toledo Memorial.

Eleanor M. Gleason

age 87, of Whitehouse, died March 6, 2020 at The Toledo Hospital. She was born April 27, 1932 in Toledo to the late Fred and Vera (Kohn) Arndt. Eleanor was an immaculate homemaker and enjoyed gardening (with a particular love of roses), reading mysteries and playing the organ. She was fastidious about her appearance and will also be remembered for her gracious, kind nature. Eleanor was a devoted member of Community of Christ Lutheran Church in Whitehouse.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Janet (Ron) Smith, Vera (Bill) Estok and Dean (Darlene) Regent; daughter-in-law, Colleen Regent; step children, Gail (Joe ) Federowicz and Kay (Tom) Spooner; ten grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Theodore Regent and Earl "Mike" Gleason; and son, Ted Regent.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 9:00 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Road, Whitehouse, OH 43571. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the church.

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Jeffrey Paul Hamm

59, of Toledo, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee. Jeff was born in Toledo on December 30, 1960 to Donald and Marian Hamm. Jeff was a 1978 graduate of Central Catholic High School. He began working at the former Ohio Citizens Bank (later National City) as a teller, eventually becoming a branch manager. He most recently worked in sales for Budget Blinds. Jeff enjoyed golf, baseball and was a fan of University of Toledo and Ohio State University athletics. He loved his sons' band, Citizen, and was proud to be their biggest fan.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Kathy; sons, Eric and Nicholas Hamm; father, Donald Hamm; siblings Michael (Paula) Hamm, Stephen (Kathleen) Hamm, Marjie Zonner, and David Hamm; uncle, Paul (Paulette) Ekey; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marian; and mother-in-law, Joan Kahler.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 2-8 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.) where services will be on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Lana L. Hasselbach

age 77 years, of Findlay, OH, passed away March 8, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH.

Timothy Wayne Hill

age 62 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away March 5, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI.

Frances Hottinger

age 99 years, of Findlay, OH, passed away March 10, 2020. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH.

Eunice A. Kettinger

91, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020. She was born on April 2, 1928, to Jesse and Cynthia (Butler) Mominee in Jerusalem Township, OH. Eunice graduated Clay High School in 1946. She was the president of the Mother's Club at Coy Elementary School. She enjoyed bowling, watching the Detroit Tigers and spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 72 years, Merle Kettinger; children, Michael (Julie) Kettinger, Joyce (John Soltesz) Kettinger, Robert (Carolyn) Kettinger, Gerald (Dianna) Kettinger; grandchildren, Kelly (Travis) Lepley, Keasha Clark, Kaesie Kettinger; great-grandchildren, Jayden and Connor Cox, Luke Lepley, Olivia Clark, and Rylan Klavinger. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.

Family and friends will be received from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Hoeflinger-Shank Funeral Home (419-691-6768) 3500 Navarre Ave. Oregon OH. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 212 N. Stadium St. Oregon OH. A burial will follow at St. Ignatius Catholic cemetery. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Eunice's name are asked to consider St. Ignatius Catholic Church or St.Vincent DePaul. Online condolences may be left at

Mary Gwendolyn Kitchingham

age 84 years, of Lambertville, MI, passed away March 6, 2020. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI.

Dorothy Ann Kralovic

age 91, formerly of Toledo, passed away at 4:50 a.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Heritage Care Center in Findlay. She was born on September 8, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio to August and Katie (Prass) Hendricks. She was later adopted by George and Ella (Prass) Decker. She married John Kralovic on August 14, 1965, and he preceded her in death on September 22, 2004.

Dorothy was a 1946 graduate of Whitney High School and was a secretary for the Toledo Public Schools, Board of Education as well as a homemaker. She was a former member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and attended St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and antiques.

Surviving Dorothy are her daughter, Christina K. (Robert) Ricker of Findlay; step daughter, Suzanne (Jack) Wlodarz of Queen Creek, AZ; stepsons: Michael (Kathy) Kralovic of Maumee, OH, Jan (Paula) Kralovic of Northwood, OH, and Mark Kralovic of Northwood, OH. She has 3 grandsons, 8 step-grandchildren, and 4 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by siblings: Herbert Decker, George Decker, Robert Hendricks, Fred Hendricks, August Hendricks, and Hilda Decker Lenz.

Dorothy's family would like to thank her nurses, caregivers, and the staff at The Heritage for the wonderful care given to her and for making her feel at home.

Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 617 West Main Cross Street, Findlay, Ohio, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the conclusion of the visitation at 11:00 a.m. Father Michael Zacharias will officiate. A private burial will be held at a later date at Toledo Memorial Park. Coldren-Crates Funeral Home in Findlay are handling the arrangements. Online condolences are welcomed at www.coldrencrates.com.

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Donald C. Lange

87, of Toledo, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 in St. Luke's Hospital. He was born February 27, 1933 to Irwin and Wilma Lange. A U.S. Air Force Veteran, Don started Lange's Auto Care in 1968 retiring in 1997. He married Beverly Kleinhans on June 9, 1957 and they had two sons.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Duane and sister, Darlene Eddie. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beverly; sons Daniel (Birdie) and Steven (Sue) Lange; grandchildren, Christopher (Adrienne), Brian (Gina), Daniel and Kyle as well as 4 great grandchildren.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 14 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home, with interment to follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may take the form of a contribution to the Cherry Street Mission.

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

Frederick "Fritz" Lau

92, of Curtice, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 6, 2020. Fritz was born in Curtice, Ohio on December 14, 1927 to Ferdinand and Emma (Zable) Lau. On July 17, 1947, he married his beloved wife and lifelong dance partner, Virginia Zunk. Mr. Lau was a lifelong farmer and worked as a dock supervisor for Duff Truck Line for 25 years, retiring in 1984. He served the citizens of Allen Township as Clerk and Trustee for 32 years and was a member of the Allen Township Fire Department for 58 years. His memberships included: Ottawa County Clerk & Trustee Association, Toledo United Swiss, GBU, Maumee Elks, and St. John Lutheran Church, Williston. Fritz was an avid golfer and loved ballroom dancing with his wife, Virginia.

Fritz is survived by his children, Brenda (Bill) Hart and Scott (Kristi) Lau; grandchildren, Carrie (Gregg) Howard, Eric (Colleen) Hart, and Justin (Shelby) Lau; and great-granddaughter, Hadley Grace Howard. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia; and siblings, Adrian, Herman, Violet, Elwood, and William.

The family will receive friends at St. John Lutheran Church, 21140 West Toledo Street, Williston on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment: Williston Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church or Allen Clay Joint Fire District Station #34. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home.

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Naomi Lawson

age 90, of Toledo, passed away March 6, 2020 at Vibrant Life Assisted Living, Temperance, MI. Naomi was born January 11, 1930 in Whitley County, Kentucky to Matt and Mattie (Lawson) Croley. Naomi was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Bacon Creek Baptist Church and sang in the choir. She enjoyed cross stitching, vegetable gardening, and trips through the southern states with her husband Stanley.

In addition to her parents, Naomi was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Oran Stanley Lawson; two sisters, Janice Ruth Chewning and Audrey Siler.

She is survived by her daughter, Wanda S. (Jack) Anderson; grandson, John A. Anderson, III; brother-in-law, Lonnie Siler.

The family will receive guests Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Newcomer - West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Road (419-392-9500). Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to charity of the donor's choice in Naomi's memory.

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Richard Wayne Logsdon

64, of Toledo, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 in Toledo. He was born November 22, 1955 in Louisville, Kentucky to Virgil Logsdon and Bonnie (Warford). Richard was a truck driver for Brownberry. He greatly enjoyed watching western movies.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of 45 years, Roxanna (Bass) Logsdon; children, Richard Leroy Logsdon, Dawn Marie (Doug) Cunningham; mother, Bonnie; seven grandchildren; and sister, Mary Helen (Gary) Munroe. Richard was preceded in death by his father, Virgil in 1992.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the funeral service to be held at 6:00 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the family.

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Diane K. Marcinek

age 74 of Findlay, passed away at 12:03 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Briar Hill Health Campus in North Baltimore, Ohio. Diane was born on April 23, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio to the late John and Genevieve (Nastachowski) Demko.

Diane is survived by her daughter, Julie (Taki) Okuno of Findlay; and her sisters, Janet (Jeep) Materni of Toledo and Linda (David) Wiley of Warsaw, IN. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and her grand dog, Piper. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Demko.

Diane was a graduate of Toledo Central Catholic High School. She worked as a secretary at Libby Owens Ford and General Engineering Company. She loved to spend time with her daughter and family creating cherished memories. She enjoyed traveling, Mickey Mouse and cheering on the Red Wings and Fighting Irish. She had the biggest heart and loved helping others. She also had the "gift of gab" and her many stories will be missed by everyone that knew her. Her love will live on in all of the lives she touched.

A private Graveside Service will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Toledo, Ohio at a later date.

Memorials in Diane's honor can be made to Ohio Living Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Briar Hill Health Campus and Ohio Living Hospice for taking such excellent care of Diane.

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Carol L. Matthews

79, of Toledo, Ohio, died Sunday, March 8, 2020. Born November 19, 1940, she was the daughter of Nate J. and Ruth (Rice) Matthews, Sr. She graduated from the former DeVilbiss High School in 1958. She then received her bachelor's degree and master's degree in education from University of Toledo. Carol was a respected educator, being employed by Maumee City Schools for 37 years. She taught 4th, 5th and 6th grades, gifted and talented classes, and retired in 1999 as Principal of Fairfield Elementary School. She gave back to her community in mentoring young teachers and was an advocate for education. After retirement, she served as President of St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, John (Jeanine) Matthews, Connie (Brad) Matthews-Reynolds, Todd (Molly) Matthews and Carey (Jim) Matthews; sister-in-law, Carol O. Matthews; great nieces and nephews, Arabella, Isadora, Andrea, Kaci and Norwyn. She was preceded in death by brothers, Frank "Skip" Matthews and Nate J. Matthews, Jr.

Visitation will be from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2020, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where services will follow at 6:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to WGTE.org or Maumee City Schools. "Love you more."

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Audrey M. Miller

88, of Toledo, OH, passed away Saturday evening at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born October 13, 1931, in Swanton, OH, to parents Clarence and Josephine (Suchocki) Langenderfer. Audrey was employed as a bookkeeper for many years.

She is survived by her daughter Kristie (Randal) Ruge; son Douglas (Suzy) Miller; grandchildren Jessica Kennedy and Jason Ruge; great-grandchildren Olivia Lashley, Celine and Lillian Ruge. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband Earl Miller; grandson Joseph J. Miller; and brothers Bernard and Sylvester Langenderfer, and Bud Lawecki.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, OH, Thursday, March 12th from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be conducted at the St. Clement Catholic Church Friday March 13th at 10:00 a.m. Audrey will be laid to rest beside Earl at Toledo Memorial Park.

Those wishing to offer memorials, in lieu of flowers, are asked to consider the American Diabetes Association or the Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Online condolences may be offered at

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James C. Moncher Sr.

86, of Sylvania, passed away on March 8, 2020 at Ebeid Hospice Residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Center Line, MI on September 2, 1933 to Angelo and Rose (Mich) Moncher. James married Elizabeth Smilnak on July 6, 1957 and together they raised 4 children.

James served in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked as a food broker for Paul Inman Association for 28 years, retiring in 1995. James was ordained a Deacon in the Catholic Church in 1995 and served the parishioners of Corpus Christi Parish for over twenty years. He was a member of the Toledo Broker's Association, Tagmar, and the past president of several food brokerage associations and the local Serra Club.

James is survived by his cherished wife, Betty; children, Susan (Ira) Fowler Jr., James (Danine), Dan and Frank (Elizabeth); 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and two brothers.

Visitation will be at the Reeb Funeral Home on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m. conducted by the Catholic War Veterans Logsdon-Walla Post 639 followed by a Vespers Service at Corpus Christi University Parish at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the funeral mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi with visitation one-hours prior. Burial will follow at Ravine Cemetery in Sylvania. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Corpus Christi University Parish, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Catholic War Veterans or Heroes in Action. Condolences to

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George Moore

87, passed away at Hospice of Northwest Ohio-Detroit Avenue with his family by his side on Friday, March 6, 2020.

George worked many years at Dana Corporation as a machinist and he retired due to a disabling injury.

He will be truly missed by his children: Luzon Branham, Columbus, Ohio, Gwendolyn (Anthony) Browne, George Jr., Sheryl-caregiver, Errol, Columbus, Ohio and Douglas Moore; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; sister Sara Grier, Belflower, California; and special cousin, Wilmot Barnes; former wife, Verma (Lamb) Moore; and many other relatives and friends.

George was preceded in death by his parents Carrie (Barnes) (Moore) Obshaw and Edward Moore; brother, Fred J. Moore; son Darryl L. Moore; and on March 5, 2020 granddaughter, Charmaine Johnson.

Wake service will be Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. followed by funeral service at 12:00 p.m. at Dale-Riggs Funeral Home Inc, 572 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, Ohio. The final resting place will be Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Toledo Hospital Emergency Room, the 7th floor staff of the Toledo Hospital, and the staff of Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Sister Virginia Marie Myers SND

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Sister Virginia Marie Myers, age 70, entered into her eternal home. Born in November 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio, she attended Christ the King School and Notre Dame Academy in Toledo before entering the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1968.

Sister's life was one of service. She ministered in domestic services at St. John, Delphos; St. Joseph, Fremont; St. Mary, Leipsic; St. Paul, Norwalk; Lial, Whitehouse; and Notre Dame Academy and the Provincial Center in Toledo. She also volunteered her service and time to Best Friends Forever, an Animal Rescue Program.

Baking was her specialty. She was well known for her pecan rolls and trays of baked goods. From 1989 to 2001, Sister assisted in the maintenance of Lial Campus where she discovered her love of taking care of the property. She made mowing the lawn a contemplative experience, as she enjoyed God's creation. Sister could see the bright side and spent her life with a light heart, happy to make the holidays special for the Sisters and for her family.

Sister is survived by her brothers, Richard Rozboril and Tim Myers; and her sister, Teena (Myers) Cable; her nieces and nephews; and especially her great nieces, Lilly and Ally. She was preceded in death by her father and mother. She will be greatly missed by her family and religious community.

Visitation is Thursday, March 12, at 2:00 p.m. followed by Sharing of Memories at 5:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass is on Thursday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. All services are at the Sisters of Notre Dame Center, 5900 Davis Road, Whitehouse, Ohio. The burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Tributes may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame at 3912 Sunforest Court, Toledo. Arrangements are entrusted to the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, OH.

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Raymond E. Orth

85, of Pigeon, Michigan passed away March 8, 2020 at his home under hospice care.

Raymond was born February 23, 1935 in Detroit to the late Frederick and Margaret (Graffa) Orth. He graduated from Detroit Lutheran High School in 1953, then continued his studies at Capital University, Trinity Lutheran Seminary and University of Michigan. He married Mae Ann Elg on June 21, 1959 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ottawa Lake, Michigan.

Pastor Orth served his pastoral internship at Peace Lutheran Church in Menominee, Wisconsin. He was ordained in the American Lutheran Church (now ELCA) on July 15, 1962. He served as Assistant Pastor at Solomon Lutheran Church and School in Woodville, Ohio from 1962 to 1974. He moved to Pigeon in 1974 and became Pastor of Cross Lutheran Church and School, retiring from Cross in 2001. After retiring he provided pulpit supply at Lutheran, Episcopal and Moravian Churches. He was a former member of the Ecumenical Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw (1985-2007) and a former officer of the American Lutheran Education Assoc.

He is survived by his wife, Mae Ann; children, Luke (Carin) Orth of Ludington MI, Mary (Scott) Dubs of Pigeon and Anne (Eric) Bell of Sebewaing, MI; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Sears, Adrienne (Marcus) Sting, Danielle (Joshua) Woodruff, Karleigh (Brent) Irion, Morgan Bell, and Dalton and Levi Anderson; step-grandchildren, Jamie (Joe), Ashleigh and Trevor; great grandchildren, Riley, Kiera, Brielle, Easton and Emily; step-great-grandchild, Willow; brother, Frederick "Bud" (Fern) Orth of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; and nieces, Linda and Patti.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 15th at St. Peter Lutheran Church-Columbia Corners, 5139 French Rd, Unionville, MI 48767 with Bishop Dr. Craig Satterlee officiating. Burial will be in Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Pigeon.

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Pigeon and one hour prior to the service Sunday in church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Solomon Lutheran School, 305 W Main Street, Woodville, OH 43469 or Cross Lutheran School-Library/Teaching Fund, 200 Ruppert St., Pigeon, MI 48755

Jack Ourlian

age 57 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away March 4, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI.

Michael Alan Pennington

age 72 years, of Dundee, MI, passed away March 9, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI.

Laura L. Purdy

84, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020. She was born in Fremont, Ohio on March 11, 1935 to Lester and Lorna (Meyers) Deacon. After graduating High School she worked as a Dietary Clerk at Mercy St. Charles until her retirement. Laura enjoyed camping, birdwatching, especially hummingbirds, shopping and her feline companions. What she cherished most were her grandchildren.

Laura is survived by her granddaughter, Brooke (David) Adams; and grandchildren, Austin, Alexander and Andrew; brother, Larry (Patricia) Deacon; and daughter-in-law, Sue Claburn. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lew Purdy; and son, Bob Claburn.

Friends may visit at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Rd., on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery.

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Joshua David Roach

age 39 years, of McClure, OH, passed away March 2, 2020. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH.

Julia Ann Roberts

72 years, of Ida, MI passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in Vibrant Life Senior Living. The daughter of Bernard and Bernadine (Simon) Nusbaum she was born on September 19, 1947 in Monroe, MI.

Julia graduated from Notre Dame High School and earned her Bachelor's Degree at University of Toledo. She worked as a waitress, ironworker and a real estate agent. Julia enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Julia is survived by her children, Matthew (Brook), Jared, Andrea (Jason) Warner; mother, Bernadine Nusbaum; siblings, Tim, Joe, Linda Nusbaum, Mary Sherman, Carol Raj, Angie Hammersmith, Helen Mendez, Lisa Nusbaum; grandchildren, Aaron, Trevor, Katelyn, Caleb. She is preceded in death by her 3 husbands, Robert Vyse, Jefferson Scout, Rodney Roberts; father, Bernard Nusbaum and brother, Marty.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church 4605 St. Anthony Road Temperance, MI where the funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Careline Hospice Jackson, MI. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Ave Temperance, MI.

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Steven R. Sieberg

age 70 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away March 9, 2020. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, OH.

Kenneth S. Sigler

89 of Walbridge, Ohio passed away peacefully in his home on March 8, 2020. He was born on September 12, 1930 in Walbridge, OH, the youngest of six children to Ray & Coloma (Stein) Sigler.

At a young age, Ken began working in his father's Red & White Grocery store at the corner of Union and Main Streets in Walbridge, where he enjoyed decorating the store front for the various holidays. He graduated from Walbridge High School and attended the University of Toledo. Ken was a licensed funeral director for 35 years working at Worth Clegg, Foth Dorfmeyer and Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Homes. Ken was an accomplished organist and pianist having played hundreds of weddings, funerals and special occasions for over 71 years. In his younger days, he was a member of Jerry & the Rythmaires band. He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Walbridge and most recently St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Millbury, serving as church organist and on various committees. He took great pride in beautifully decorating the church sanctuaries every holiday. Most importantly, Ken enjoyed spending time with family.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 55 years, Judy (Hart) and their daughters; Kimberly Greenlese (Donald Jr.), Dr. Kristi Sigler-Moritz (Jeff) and Kendra Santoro(Jeremy). Grandchildren; Hailee Nicole, Zachary Kenneth, Natalie Shae and Ava Faith; 4 step-grandchildren; Blair Moritz (Chris Fisher), Britney Moritz, Jacob Moritz (Danielle) and Jordon Moritz; step-great-grandchild, Poppy Fisher. He is also survived by his beloved sister Esther Marie Wolford (Gerald) of Rapid City, South Dakota and many nieces and nephews who he cherished dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Virginia Blair (Orville), June Hanely (Paul), Naomi Patton (Charles) and Wesley Sigler (Evelyn "Sue").

The family will receive friends at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Rd. Millbury, OH 43447 on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 2:00-8:00 pm. The family will also greet friends at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1459 South Main St. Millbury, OH 43447 on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10:00 am until the time of funeral services at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Lake Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Ken's name may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, dear friends Don & Dian Greenlese and to the special angels who lovingly helped care for Ken, Bekah (Hospice), Teneshia, Christina and Lillia.

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Nelva Lee Steinecker

90, of Perrysburg, OH died on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Perrysburg Commons surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 20, 1929 in Perrysburg to Edmond G. Vimond and Erma B. (Sherwood) Oman and she married Robert E. Steinecker on May 27, 1951 also in Perrysburg.

Nelva was a lifelong resident of Perrysburg and graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1947. After high school she went on to work for Citizen's Bank where she met Robert, and they shared 57 years together. Nelva was a member of Grace Church, formerly Grace United Methodist Church, where she was very active, especially with the church funeral dinners. She started the church nursery school and ran it for 10 years, then went on to be the church secretary for over 15 years, retiring in 1992. Nelva was a volunteer at St. Luke's Hospital as well as Hospice and served on the board of the PSU Food Pantry. She enjoyed traveling with husband, Robert, to such destinations as Europe, Israel, China, Russia and Hawaii.

Nelva is survived by her loving children, David N. (Devorah) Steinecker, Cynthia L. (Ronny) Richards, Robert K. (Melissa) Steinecker and Thomas N. (Julie) Steinecker; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and half-sister, Jeannie Bumpus.

Friends will be received on Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, OH (419-874-3133). Visitation will continue on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Grace Church, 601 East Boundary Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551. A funeral service will be held following the visitation at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held privately at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Robert Steinecker Scholarship Fund (Perrysburg High School), Perrysburg Christians United and Heartland Hospice. Condolences can be shared at:

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Norma Lee Straub

79, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek. She graduated from the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing in 1961 and her career included many years of service at Riverside Hospital in the ICU, Mercy Hospital, Regents Surgery Center, Toledo Hospital and concluded at Darlington Nursing Home. Norma will be remembered for her adventurous nature, travelling alone to Copenhagen, Denmark at the age of 24 and moving to California with 3 friends, where she met her ex-husband and her daughter, Amy was born. Norma's family and friends know that they will be reunited with her someday.

Friends are invited to visit after 11:00 a.m. Wednesday March 11, 2020 at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, where a service celebrating her life will commence at 6:30 p.m. with Katina Werner officiating. Interment will take place at Toledo Memorial Park on May 16, 2020. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences for Norma's family may be expressed online at

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Lucretia Gary Sykes

Lucretia "Trish" Gary Sykes was born November 1, 1953 in Toledo, OH to the union of the late Leopold, Sr. and Bertha Pettaway-Gary. Trish peacefully transitioned to heaven on March 6, 2020.

Trish accepted Christ at an early age. She put her trust and faith in Him her entire life. She was a member of First Antioch Baptist Church of Christ.

Trish attended Toledo Public Schools and graduated from Whitney Vocational Technical High School in 1971. She was employed at Owens-Illinois, for 42 years, retiring in 2013 to care for her mother.

Trish married William Sykes in January 1992; he passed away in September 1998. Her father also preceded her in death.

Trish leaves to cherish her memory her beloved mother, Bertha; brothers Leopold, Jr. (Charlene), Leroy (Angela), Leonard, and Thomas I (Silvia) Gary; 5 nephews; 3 great-nephews; 3 great nieces; and a host of loving relatives and friends.

Funeral Service is Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11 a.m., preceded by Wake at 10 a.m., at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 445 Dorr St. Visitation is Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at the House of Day.

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Elmer H. Tifft Jr.

passed away peacefully surrounded by family Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Rosary Care Center. Junior was born on August 12, 1928, to Beatrice (Slack) and Elmer, Sr. He was a five-year Naval Reserve Veteran and began his plumbing career working through Local 50. He went on to have his own business as a Master Plumber. He even served a term as President of the Master Plumbers' Association. Junior loved his family, enjoyed traveling, playing cards and telling stories about his youth. .

He is survived by his wife of over 70 years, Joan A. (Suter); his sister, Marjorie Harrison; children, Susie Tifft, Sharon (Jeff) Fellman, Tom (Cathy) Tifft, Jayne (Dan) Apa; daughter-in-law, Brenda Tifft; son-in-law, Tim Callaghan; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two on the way; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; older siblings; his daughter, Judy Callaghan; son, John Tifft and grandson Adam Tifft. .

The family wishes to thank Rosary Care Center and Hospice of NW Ohio for their wonderful care. .

A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 12, at The Most Blessed Sacrament Church at 11 a.m. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life which will follow at Trilby Shelter House, 3125 Shawnee Rd, until 5 p.m. .

Donald Waldfogel

age 92 years, of Wauseon, OH passed away March 10, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH.

Dana Jo Warren

74, passed away peacefully on February 29, 2020 surrounded by her loving family at Hospice in Toledo, OH. Dana was born on April 16, 1945 in Toledo, OH and grew up in Swanton, OH and resided in Toledo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruby and Raymond Nye and Emmett Bigelow; sister, Ruby Jean Haggard and brother, Zern Bigelow. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Lary Warren Sr; and her children, Carla Lemble (Joseph) and Lary Warren Jr. (Elmarie); ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; special friends, Jennifer Hood and Audra Lehman.

Dana was a longtime member of the Rossford Eagles. She worked for Franklin Ice Cream/United Dairy Farmers as a manager for many years, and also worked for 7-11 before opening her own business, Dana's Snack Shop at 405 Madison Ave. for sixteen years. She then worked for Park Smart prior to retiring.

We would especially like to thank the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio including her granddaughter April for the wonderful care she received. The Family suggests any memorial contributions be donated to Hospice of NW Ohio.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave, Toledo, OH 43614 from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. A prayer service will begin at 12:15 p.m. and a dinner following at the Rossford Eagles 2322 Lime City Rd, Rossford, OH.

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Richard Warren

Richard Warren passed away on March 3, 2020. Richard was born on July 21, 1934 to Francis and Beatrice Warren in Toledo, Ohio. They sacrificed to send him to Catholic elementary and high schools. He tested a call to the Catholic Priesthood by entering the Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati. After studying philosophy, theology, and classical languages for 5 years, he resigned and returned home to Toledo. He began working in the very early days of Data Processing, retiring after 38 years in Information Technology operations and management. Early on, he installed a desktop computer and internet service in his home, and has been an avid user ever since.

Richard was blessed with an excellent singing voice. He was a lead singer in the boys' choir of Rosary Cathedral School in Toledo from 4th to 8th grade. After returning to Toledo, he joined the Cathedral Mens' choir. Later he was a member of an award winning small ensemble in Toledo's Gesu Jesuit Parish church. He became active in light opera while in high school, performing in three major productions. During college, he continued his avocation with leading roles in the annual Shakespeare plays. During summer vacations he performed principal roles in three Gilbert & Sullivan operas produced by an independent company. After college, he sang in the Toledo Opera chorus. This stage experience led him to community theatres, where he performed in over 30 dramatic/comedic roles. For a short time, he was a reader for the blind, selecting and broadcasting newspaper stories over the radio.

While volunteering at a youth camp, he met his future wife, Martha. They were wed in 1967. She remains the light and love of his life, giving him six wonderful children. In 1985, both he and Martha entered the ministry formation program of the Toledo Catholic diocese, and in 1988, Richard was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate. As a Deacon at Gesu Jesuit Parish in Toledo, he preached at Sunday Masses, instructed liturgical ministers, Baptized infants, and sat on the Parish Pastoral Council. He was a regular visitor to hospitals and Hospice.

In 2005, both Richard and Martha had retired and decided to follow their eldest to Springfield Oregon, where they've enjoyed life on a small farm with their daughter's family. Besides his wife, Richard is survived by daughters Jocelyn (Edward Feil) of Springfield and Cassandra of Eugene; sons, Richard, Jr. of Cleveland OH, Roderick (Molly Brown) of Chicago IL, and Ryan of Ft. Myers FL; and grandchildren Ethan and Claudia Feil of Springfield. Son, Randall, preceded him in death in 2018.

Celebration of a Christian life was celebrated at St. Jude Catholic Church in Eugene, Oregon, on March 6th, with celebrant Reverend Ken Olsen. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, in Eugene, Oregon.

Herman L. Wolf

87, of Genoa, Ohio passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. He was born August 22, 1932 in Oregon, Ohio to Frank and Marie Wolf. Herman was a 1951 graduate of Clay High School. He married his wife, Ruth Schmidlin on January 31, 1953 and started their family together, raising five children. Herman was a lifelong farmer and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He enjoyed going fishing on his boat and spending time with family up north, riding snowmobiles and four wheelers.

Herman is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Ruth; children, Daniel (Marsha) Wolf, Connie (Matt) Schlagheck, Luann (Steve Miller) Wolf, and Maria Wolf; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jason, Julie, Josh, Andy, Sara, Adam, Brad, and Katelin; great-grandchildren, Charley, Cassidy, Claire, Madison, Austin, Logan, Grant, Jaylin, Malani, Lillian, Dillon, Lucille, Emma, Abigail, Piper, Hank, and Paige; siblings, Robert (Linda) Wolf of Minnesota and Rosemarie (Denny) Dickinson of Genoa. He was preceded in death by his parents; six year old daughter, Linda Wolf from Leukemia; infant grandson, Charles; and his brother, Wade Wolf.

Services will be private.

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Timothy J. York

age 62 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away March 8, 2020. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH.

Frances (Stasa) Zientek

age 94, of Assumption, Ohio, entered into eternal life, Sunday evening, March 8, 2020, at the Elizabeth Scott Community in Maumee. Frances was born May 2, 1925, in Metamora to Bartholomew and Frances (Konecny) Stasa. Fran, Franny, Mom, Grandma and Granny as she was known to all who knew and loved her, was a life-long resident of the Assumption-Metamora area.

She was a 1944 graduate of Metamora High School, entering nursing school in support of the war efforts and graduating with her RN degree in 1947 from the Mercy School of Nursing. She retired from Toledo Hospital after 25 years in 1980.

On Aug. 23, 1947, she married Edward Zientek in Assumption. Together, the couple raised 10 children and were married for 53 years.

Frances was a devout Catholic, member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, and proud mother of 10 graduates of St. Mary's Assumption School. She was active in the Altar and Rosary Society, Catholic War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary and Catholic Order of Foresters.

She was proud of her Czech heritage – teaching all who asked how to make Czech pastries and was an avid polka dancer well into her later years. But above all, Frances was proud of her family – the achievements of each of her children, grandchildren, greats and great-greats were her legacy. She was loved.

Frances will be greatly missed by her children, Carol (Robert) Willson, Barbara Witney, Beth Foley, Michael (Marlene), Charles (Linda), Steven (Gayle), Edward (Amanda), Brian (Amy), Laura (Tim) Gold;

daughter-in-law, Loria Zientek; her sisters, Betty Harbal and Millie Oliver; as well as numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband; son, Donald; daughter-in-law, Deborah Zientek; grandson, Kevin Zientek; parents; sisters, Frances Stasa, Rose Patek, Mary Patek, Anna Mrkva; infant brother, Edward; brothers, Steve, Frank, John, Tony, Charlie and Leslie; and numerous sister- and brother-in-laws.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 13 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton; Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday, March 14 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Brown presiding. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.

The family would like to acknowledge the Bucher family, the administration and staff of Elizabeth Scott Community for the special care and love Mom received over the past several years – may God bless you all!

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church or School.

Online condolences may be made at:

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March 10, 2020

Walter R. Coy Sr.

age 76 years, of Stryker, OH, passed away March 8, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, OH.

Mary F. Garza

age 65 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away March 7, 2020. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. .

Corey William Jones

age 60 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away . Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Holgate, OH.

Cierra Rose McCrory

age 17 years, of Pemberville, OH, passed away March 5, 2020. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Pemberville, OH.

Alvin "AJ" Meinhart Jr.

age 57 years, of Temperance, MI, passed away March 7, 2020. Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI.

Martha "Suzie" Pilger

age 75 years, of Hamler, OH, passed away March 7, 2020. Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Holgate, OH

Carol Anne Slaman

age 65 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away March 8, 2020. Walker Funeral Home, Toledo, OH

Eugene Smith

age 80 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away March 6, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon,

Eldon Eugene "Hank" Stewart

age 83 years, of Bloomdale, OH, passed away March 6, 2020. Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, OH.

March 9, 2020

Shirley M. Abrams

Shirley M. Abrams, age 90, of Toledo's Point Place Community, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on March 5, 2020. She was born in Toledo, OH on March 16, 1929 to Henry and Sylvia (Bihl) Fox. Shirley was employed for ten years as an administrative clerk for the former Ann Arbor Railroad. She was a loving homemaker and devoted to her family. Shirley enjoyed and excelled at cooking and baking, especially pies and Christmas cookies. A devout Catholic, she was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Shirley is survived by her children, Glen Abrams and Ann (Jim) Urban; grandson, Ben Urban; brothers, Richard and Marvin (Judi) Fox; sisters, Rita (John) Martis and Alice (Dan) Zunk; and many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 67 years, Glen "Biggie" Abrams; brothers, Louis, Paul, Robert, and Daniel Fox; and sister, Mary Hasenfratz.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 2 - 8 p.m. at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH where a scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass for Shirley will take place on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church preceded by visitation in the church from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery.

Shirley's family would like to give a special "thank you" to Donnie Fenter for all his help with Mr. and Mrs. Abrams in the past couple of years. Memorial donations may be given to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Please share condolences at

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John C. "Jack" Chezek

John C. "Jack" Chezek, a former executive of Doehler-Jarvis Inc. and later a manager of troubled companies, died Feb. 29 at Ohio Living Swan Creek Retirement Community. He was 92.

Mr. Chezek was in good health until a few months before his death from kidney failure, according to his daughter, Donna Posluszny, of Perrysburg.

Mr. Chezek grew up in Massachusetts, and graduated with a degree in political science from Fordham University and did graduate work in accounting at Pace University, both in New York. He went to work as a cost accountant for Doehler-Jarvis at its New York headquarters in 1949.

He came to Toledo as assistant chief accountant when Doehler-Jarvis moved its corporate headquarters here, bringing his wife, the former Nanette Quinn, whom he married in 1950, and Donna, who was born in 1952. Mrs. Chezek died in 2017.

Mrs. Posluszny said her father promised her mother they would return to New York in a year or so, but instead they put down roots and stayed in Toledo.

She noted that both her father and her late mother were active in Toledo-area volunteer service. Mr. Chezek was also a prolific writer of letters to The Blade's readers forum, and followed politics and news closely.

She said her father doted on her and her friends, driving them to activities, including cheerleading.

"I'm an only child and we had no family here so my friends were my parents' other children," Mrs. Posluszny said.

Later, he avidly followed his granddaughters' participation in swimming and volleyball. He was an avid golfer and loved to cook for family and friends, Mrs. Posluszny said.

His 28 years with the company and its parent company, N.L. Industries, included the position of division control and group controller for N.L.'s Worldwide Automotive Operations.

Mr. Chezek left Doehler Jarvis in 1978 and became vice president/controller of Buckeye International in Columbus, and had the same title after a merger with Worthington Industries. In 1984, Mr. Chezek was named vice-president for finance and treasurer of Flexible Bus and its parent company, General Automotive in Ann Arbor.

Mr. Chezek retired in 1990, but began a career working with troubled companies. He retired for good in 1996 when the couple returned to the area to live at Stone Oak in Springfield Township. They moved to Swan Creek about five years ago.

He served in many professional organizations including the Financial Executives Institute, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Planning Executives Institute.

In 1988, he became involved in SCORE, which stands for Service Corps of Retired Executives, for which he provided entrepreneurs free help with their business startups. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

"I can't emphasize enough how passionate he was about the organization SCORE. Until a few months ago, he was doing online counseling. He had clients reach out to him years after their initial interaction," Mrs. Posluszny said.

He served four years as chairman of the Toledo chapter and was assistant director for the northern Ohio SCORE, covering as far as Youngstown.

She said Mr. Chezek offered financial expertise, and didn't sugarcoat it.

"If somebody wanted to open a pizza parlor, he'd say, 'did you ever make pizza?'. He was brutally honest. He'd say 'I was saving them time and money,'" Mrs. Posluszny said

Mr. Chezek is survived by his daughter, Donna Posluszny; sister, Dorothy Desi; sister-in-law, Corinne Quinn; three granddaughters, two great-grandsons, and many nieces and nephews.

For services, the family plans a private memorial Mass. Mrs. Posluszny said her late father-in-law, Ed Posluszny Sr., also lived at Swan Creek, and that her father had suggested, in a joking way, that they plan a "two-fer" funeral service. Mr. Posluszny died Jan. 27.

As a result, Swan Creek will host a Celebration of Life at Ohio Living Swan Creek 11 a.m. Saturday for the two men. Instead of flowers the family requests gifts to the John and Nanette Chezek scholarship fund at St. Ursula Academy or The Ohio Living Foundation. Arrangements are by Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home.

March 8, 2020

Shirley M. Abrams

Shirley M. Abrams, age 90, of Toledo's Point Place Community, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on March 5, 2020. She was born in Toledo, OH on March 16, 1929 to Henry and Sylvia (Bihl) Fox. Shirley was employed for ten years as an administrative clerk for the former Ann Arbor Railroad. She was a loving homemaker and devoted to her family. Shirley enjoyed and excelled at cooking and baking, especially pies and Christmas cookies. A devout Catholic, she was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Shirley is survived by her children, Glen Abrams and Ann (Jim) Urban; grandson, Ben Urban; brothers, Richard and Marvin (Judi) Fox; sisters, Rita (John) Martis and Alice (Dan) Zunk; and many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 67 years, Glen "Biggie" Abrams; brothers, Louis, Paul, Robert, and Daniel Fox; and sister, Mary Hasenfratz.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 2 - 8 p.m. at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH where a scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass for Shirley will take place on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church preceded by visitation in the church from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery.

Shirley's family would like to give a special "thank you" to Donnie Fenter for all his help with Mr. and Mrs. Abrams in the past couple of years. Memorial donations may be given to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Please share condolences at

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Thomas Albert Blair

Thomas "Tom" Albert Blair, age 76, of Maumee, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. He was born on January 18, 1944 to Orville and Katherine (Harrison) Blair in Toledo, Ohio.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca; son, Tom Blair; daughters, Deborah Short and Karen (Mark) Jasinski; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; nieces, Cheryl, Barbara and Dianna. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty.

The family would like to thank special friends, Roger and Diann Sweet, and the staff of the I.C.C. at St. Luke's Hospital and Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg. Arrangements by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Online condolences may be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Baby Aryah Nicole Rae Bordner

Baby Aryah Nicole Rae, Bordner, of Toledo, OH, passed away February 28, 2020. House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo, OH.

Daniel L. Boyd

Daniel L. Boyd, age 40, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on May 10, 1979, to Marie (Graves) and the late Willie Boyd.

Daniel enjoyed playing sports and collected basketball cards. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Cowboys, and University of Michigan. Daniel was proud of his Silverside Neighborhood family, and his family on Dorr and Waverly. He traveled to many places with family and friends, such as, Memphis, TN, Milwaukee, WI, Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL, and to the Sacramento, CA. Daniel was known to have classy style, having an extensive wardrobe to accommodate for any occasion. He was always current with trending styles and rap music. Daniel will be remembered for his romantic gestures, up lifting and courteous attitude, willingness to help anyone, and charming smile.

Left to cherish Daniel's memory is his mother, Marie Boyd-Mims; step-father, Ed Mims; sister, Kimberly Houston; and brother, David Boyd. Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Willie Boyd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made out to The Children's Miracle Network or The Epilepsy Center. Family will be receiving friends Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 10 to 11:00 a,m, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 W. Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623 (419 473 0300). Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Funeral Home. Internment will follow at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Dorothy M. Ceculski

Dorothy M. Ceculski, age 93, passed away peacefully March 3, 2020. She was born February 4, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio to Frank & Mary Bugala. She married her love, Leonard R. Ceculski, in 1952, who preceded her in death in 2009. Both Leonard & Dorothy were long time members of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Toledo.

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." Dorothy was a homemaker who loved to garden and bake for her family. She had quite the green thumb and the gift of a beautiful plant or flowers would always bring a smile to her face. Her Polish Christmas cookies were wonderful and were a family favorite.

Dorothy was a loving wife and mother of three children, Eileen (Bunker), Jim and Diane (Brown).

She is survived by her daughter, Eileen Bunker of Toledo; daughter-in-law, Jackie Ceculski of Toledo; grandchildren, Carrie, Jeff, Angie, Tony, Savannah, Natalie and Matthew and great-grandchildren, Samson, Lucas, Abigail, Lindsey, Sloane and Macie.

Friends and family are invited to visit from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020, with a memorial prayer service at 5:30 p.m. at the Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, 1163 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH 43612. (419-269-1111)

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John C. "Jack" Chezek

Jack died February 29, 2020 at Ohio Living Swan Creek Retirement Community. Jack was born September 29, 1927 in Holyoke MA., the son of John and Helen (Vaiciulis) Chezek. He grew up in Northampton MA. And graduated from St. Michaels High School. He is a graduate of Fordham University and Pace University, both in New York City.

It was while at Fordham that Jack met his future wife Nanette (Nan) Quinn. They were married on February 18, 1950. Their daughter Donna was born in Englewood, New Jersey in 1952.

Jack began his business career as a cost accountant for Doehler Jarvis at their New York City headquarters. After Doehler Jarvis corporate offices were moved to Toledo, Jack came to Toledo as Assistant Chief Accountant. During his 28 years with Doehler and parent company N.L. Industries, Jack held a variety of financial positions including Division Controller and Group Controller for all of N.L.'s Worldwide Automotive Operations.

Jack left Doehler Jarvis in 1978 and became Vice President/Controller of Buckeye International in Columbus and had the same role after a merger with Worthington Industries. In 1984 Jack was named V.P. Finance and Treasurer of Flexible Bus and its parent company General Automotive in Ann Arbor. He retired in 1990. However, his retirement was short lived after he received a call from a friend who owned a troubled company in New York City. This began his next chapter managing troubled companies, including Automatic Connector Inc., Medical Design Inc., and Lantec Inc. Jack finally retired in 1996.

While working, Jack was involved in many professional organizations including The Financial Executives Institute, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and The Planning Executives Institute. After retiring, Jack could not sit still, so in 1988 he joined SCORE. As a non-paid government employee, he had helped numerous local, regional and national entrepreneurs. He recently received a certificate for serving SCORE for 20 years.

Jack was an avid golfer holding memberships at Muirfield in Columbus, Travis Pointed in Saline MI., The Classics in Naples FL., and Stone Oak Country Club in Toledo. He also enjoyed cooking, to the delight of his family.

Despite his active professional life, Jack always found time for family. Nan and he traveled extensively when they were younger and spent many winters in Marco Island, Fl. His daughter Donna appreciated all the time he spent driving friends to activities and being her #1 cheerleader in sports and all of her endeavors. His three granddaughters were a joy to Jack, spending countless hours driving and watching them swim and play volleyball. He proudly attended each of their college graduations. This was particularly important since he had been the first member of his family to attend college. His latest thrill was the births of his great grandsons, Jack and Sam Pavlick.

Jack is survived by his daughter Donna (Ed) Posluszny, granddaughters Dr. Katherine Pavlick (Matt), Elizabeth Bald (Jon), and Margaret Cochran (Peter). Great grandsons Jack Pavlick and Sam Pavlick. His sister Dorothy Desi and sister in law, Corinne Quinn, along with many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Swan Creek for their care and support to Jack and family.

The memorial mass will be private. However, there will be a Celebration of Life at Ohio Living Swan Creek on Saturday March 14th at 11 a.m. for Jack and for Ed Posluszny Sr. with whom he shared grandchildren and great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family requests gifts, in honor of Jack, be made to the John and Nanette Chezek scholarship fund at St. Ursula Academy or The Ohio Living Foundation. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (419-269-1111) Online condolences:

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Gene Christian

Gene H. Christian 92 years, of Temperance, MI passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The only child of Henry and Lillian (Cole) Christian he was born on January 20, 1928 in Toledo, OH.

A graduate of DeVilbiss High School in 1945, Gene enlisted in the Army and served with the 82nd Airborne Division for two years. After returning home Gene went to work at the family restaurant, The DelRae alongside his father and later his wife and three sons.

Gene married Marguerite (Peggy Farmer) Christian on May 17, 1958. Together they had three sons; Michael, Scott and Jon. After the DelRae closed Gene worked at the 19th Hole Tavern and later became the owner and manger until he retired in 2012.

Gene and Peggy enjoyed dancing and spending time at their cottage on Posey Lake with family and close friends. He was an avid sports fan and liked the Detroit Tigers, Michigan Football and NASCAR Racing. Gene liked the many island parties and enjoyed watching the Michigan/Ohio State game at the 19th Hole Tavern.

Gene is survived by his three sons; Michael, Scott (Terry) and Jon Christian. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 62 years Marguerite.

There will be a Celebration of Life on March 29, 2020. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI 48182

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Louis R. Cook

Louis Raymond Cook passed away at home in Santa Ana, CA, Thursday, February 27, 2020. Lou is remembered as a gentleman, devoted to his family, and a man of high morals with an exceptional work ethic, who gave immensely of his time and skills to many organizations throughout his life.

Lou was born to John E. Cook and Mary P. (Weinandy) Cook on May 2, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio. He was the youngest, and last surviving child of seven siblings: Vernon, Mary, Joe, Fred, John, Lillian, and Francis (Fr. Timon OFM). He attended St. Thomas Aquinas grammar school in Toledo, Central Catholic, and Macomber Vocational High Schools where he excelled in science and shop classes. He was a Boy Scout and a racing car pit crew member during high school.

Lou was in the U.S. Navy Air Corp from 1944–1946 as an aviator and was in the Navy V5 Cadet Program at Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania, where he was on the football & gymnastics teams. After an honorable discharge in 1946, he began studies at the University of Toledo graduating with a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering in 1952. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. Lou worked as a conductor for the New York Central Railroad while at the University of Toledo. He also completed courses towards a M.S. in Space Technology at the University of Southern California in late 50's.

Lou met his wife of 68 years, Gloria Ann Dugan, at the University of Toledo. Lou and Gloria were married in 1951 in Toledo where their first daughter, Teresa Ann was born. After Lou received his degree, he moved the family to Santa Monica, Ca. to work as a flight test engineer at Douglas Aircraft. He helped test of all the major Douglas aircraft (AD-5, DC-3, DC-8, DC-9, DC-10 and the C-17) until his retirement in 1992. He also designed and managed the Quartzsite Integrated Acoustic and Engine Test site in Arizona and the Aerophysics Windtunnel lab in Long Beach.

Lou loved boating and fishing, and ran a charter business on Lake Powell and in Baja California in the late 60's and 70's. He was an active member of the Balboa Power Squadron holding many positions including District Commander. Once he retired, he volunteered at the El Toro & Chino Planes of Fame restoring aircraft. He received Congressional Recognition through the City of Santa Ana in 2008 for his work restoring the A-4 Skyhawk. He was also a member of the Southern California Garden Railroad Society, Knights of Columbus, American Rocket Society and American Legion. He was a faithful Catholic devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and active at Holy Family Cathedral.

Louis is survived by his wife, Gloria; son, James Allen (Cheryl); daughter, Mary Beth (Jim Baker); grandsons, Ian (Lauren), Jimmy (Ann), Patrick (Samantha); great granddaughters, Liliana and Brianna, and many nieces and nephews from the Cook & Dugan families.

Services will be held Tuesday, March 10 at Holy Family Cathedral in Orange. Lou requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made in his name to the United States Power Squadron Educational Fund, Post Office Box 1603, Newport Beach CA 92659-0603.

Glenn E. Crego

Glenn E. Crego, age 95 and resident of Sylvania, Ohio, died on March 3 in his home at the Sunset Village senior living facility.

Born on July 27, 1924 to Elmer and Ethelyn Crego, Glenn grew up in Sylvania, attending Burnham High School. There, his outstanding athletic talent earned him letters in football, basketball, and tennis. After graduating in 1942, he entered Michigan State University, majoring in forestry. His university studies, however, would come to an abrupt conclusion as he began his military service in December of 1942. He served as a staff sergeant in the 103rd Infantry Division in the European Theater, receiving an EAME campaign ribbon with two bronze stars.

Upon completing his World War II service in March of 1946, he met and then married Bonnie Mae Romberger, who became his wife on November 29, 1946. Together, they would raise four children and celebrate sixy-nine wedding anniversaries until Bonnie's death in 2016.

Vocationally, Glenn went into business with his father as co-owner of Crego Motor Sales. He remained in the automobile business for twenty-five years. In the early 1970's, his interests turned into real estate. Thus, he took on the responsibilities of a salesman/broker for both McCarthy and Wells Bowen Real Estate companies. He retired in 1980.

Preceding Glenn in death were his parents, Elmer and Ethelyn Crego; his daughter, Jill Ann; and his beloved wife, Bonnie.

He is survived by his children, Craig (Robin), Clifton, and Nancy; his three grandchildren, Kelly Crego, Maya Bennardo, and Rachael Waggoner; and his great-grandchildren, Autumn and Lincoln – all of whom brought him much love and joy.

In keeping with Glenn's final wishes, his earthly remains will be cremated; additionally, there will not be a funeral service. Those wishing to send an expression of sympathy are encouraged to consider a donation to the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Condolences may be left for the family at www.toledocremation.com

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Patrick Dandino

Patrick Dandino of Toledo, OH passed away unexpectedly on February 26, 2020 at age 59. On October 3, 1960, Pat was born to Patricia (Phillips) and Richard Dandino in Toledo, OH.

He graduated from Rogers High School in 1978. Pat worked as a welder at Toledo Shipyard, Pilliod, RMF, and RLF. He was known for his exceptional CAD, engineering and steel design skills, and he recently retired in 2018. Pat was gentle, warm and loving, and he was known for his kindness to all people and animals. He was especially loved by his family; Pat never missed a gathering where family was involved and he was known for his special "Uncle Pat bread." Gardening, fishing, cooking, and working on cars were Pat's hobbies. Pat especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Donovan and Madison. He could never turn away a dog that needed a loving home.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Patricia Dandino; and his brother, Brady Dandino. He is survived by his daughter, Anna Dandino; son, Dominic (Lindsey) Dandino; grandchildren, Donovan and Madison; sisters, Denise (Robert) Abbott and Sue (Gary) Hahn; and brother, Terry (Terri) Dandino; special friend, Jordan Pelland; many nephews and nieces as well as great nephews and nieces; and many close friends.

A memorial celebration of Pat's life will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (service begins at 7:00 p.m.) at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave., Toledo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests anyone wishing to make a memorial donation to consider the Toledo Area Humane Society.

Charles Welsby Fasnaugh

Charles Welsby Fasnaugh, age 90, of Toledo, passed away March 4, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. Charles was born March 22, 1929 in Toledo to John and Edith (Embury) Fasnaugh. He proudly served in the United States Army as a Medic. After his service he was a teacher and later on he worked as a Librarian at the Toledo Public Library. In his free time Charlie enjoyed reading and gardening.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sister, Dianne (Larry) Lowry; brother, Barnie (Edelgard) Fasnaugh, along with many nieces and nephews.

Per his wishes services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Public Library in Charlie's memory.

The Newcomer Southwest Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Toni-Lynn Ferrari

Toni-lynn Ferrari, of Toledo, Ohio left us to be our angel on March 3, 2020 from Point Place Ohio. Toni-lynn was born in Toledo on September 8, 1951. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony & Ethel Ferrari and her oldest brother, Robert (Tort) Ferrari.

Toni-lynn was a graduate of Woodward High School. She was employed with Food Town Supermarkets for many years. Toni-lynn's hobbies included gardening, sewing and being around the water. Toni-lynn was known for her infectious laugh, helping hands, kind heart & her passion for children.

Toni-lynn is survived by her children, Lauri-lynn Kambas-Perez & husband, Anthony Perez, Ryan Kambas & Fiance' Amanda Pitzen, Jeffrey Leestma, Jr. and Fiance', Tylor Brown, Bradley Leestma & Fiance' Christine Sochaki. Toni-lynn had three grandchildren that she adored, Rylee, Tommy and Violet Leestma. Toni-lynn is also survived by her brother, Thomas Ferrari; his wife Margaret Ferrari and their three sons, Tony, Mike & Mark.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave., where Rev. Larry Legakis will recite Trisagion prayers at 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the donor's favorite children's charity. To send her family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

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Eileen O. Glesser

Eileen O. Glesser, 86, of Genoa, Ohio (formerly of Elmore, Ohio) passed away suddenly on March 5, 2020. Eileen is survived by her children; son, Philip (Rita); daughter, Karen Hammel (Joseph) and grandchildren, Katherine Glesser (Robert Egnatchik), Benjamin St. John (Kassi), John Glesser, Michael St. John, Rebecca Glesser, and sister, Martha Miller (Waynesboro, Virginia). She had nine brothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 2015. They both donated their bodies to science through the University of Toledo College of Medicine. This is a wonderful gift for the future of Medical Education.

Eileen graduated from Belle Valley High (Ohio) in 1951. She moved to Cleveland in 1952, and worked for Republic Steel downtown. She spoke often about loving to shop at Higbee's after work. She met her husband, Bob, at a night class, and six months later they were married on March 7, 1959. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary together, in heaven.

In 1971, they moved their family to Elmore, Ohio and joined Grace Lutheran Church where she was active in women's groups and Bible Study. She had an enduring faith in God and rarely missed a Sunday service. She truly believed in angels and the power of God and the comfort of the Holy Spirit.

A celebration of her life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 19225 W. Witty Rd., Elmore, Ohio on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. Visitation with the family will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider Grace Lutheran Church, Elmore, Ohio.

Alix D. Greenblatt

a leader as a volunteer, on the Sylvania school board, and in the Jewish community, died Thursday in hospice care at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania. She was 74.

She had cancer for more than a year, her husband, Dick Greenblatt, said. Long before her own illness, she organized fund-raising events for the Victory Center, which helps cancer patients and survivors and their families. She was chairman of the 2005 Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure.

Mrs. Greenblatt grew up in Toledo's Jewish community - in her earliest childhood, on Warren Street near downtown. While a University of Toledo student, she was an assistant to the director of the Jewish Federation. She was a volunteer for Women's American ORT, part of a "global education network driven by Jewish values," according to the organization's website.

She was executive director for several years in the 1990s of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo, after a director left. She had the same role later for a time at the Jewish Community Center.

"She was always about building things for the future, for her children, for all of our children, for future generations," said Stephen Rothschild, executive director since July, 2019, of the Jewish Federation. "She was willing to answer the call when the community needed help. Nobody knew the community better than Alix. She had a steady hand and a warm heart."

He added: "There was no nonsense. She didn't put on any airs about anything. She was authentic."

On the first two nights of Passover, she invited to her Seder table family and extended family, but also friends of family, and those new to the community.

"That was her essence," her husband said. "She loved people, and she brought out the best in people."

Mrs. Greenblatt was a former president of the Sylvania Board of Education on which she served from January, 1994, through December, 1997. As her term ended, she told The Blade's Chase Clements that she did not run for the board until her youngest graduated. She wanted to represent all students, not just one.

Her advice to new board members: "You represent two constituencies - you represent the taxpayers of the district and you have to spend the money they give you wisely, and you also represent those 8,000 students.

"The taxpayers can vote you in or out and vote levies up or down, but the students have no voice except through you as board members," Mrs. Greenblatt said then. "You can't be a total advocate for either side of the equation, and if you lose sight of one at the expense of the other, the whole community loses."

Mrs. Greenblatt, in the 2000s, served as chairman of a committee to redraw elementary school attendance boundaries.

Brad Rieger, a former Sylvania superintendent, said Mrs. Greenblatt was thoughtful, tough minded when required, and compassionate.

"There are always challenging issues, and Alix was able to take in different perspectives and listen, but make decisions based on what's best for the students and the school district as a whole," Mr. Rieger said.

"One-on-one and in small groups, she was very direct, and you knew where you stood," Mr. Rieger said. "You could trust what Alix said. You might not agree sometimes, but you always knew why she made a certain decision."

She formerly was a Sylvania Township representative to the Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District Board, was an Ohio Reads tutor at Highland Elementary School, and volunteered at what is now ProMedica Flower Hospital. She'd been president of the Sylvania Rotary Club.

She served in the late 1990s on the Toledo Board of Community Relations.

She was born May 7, 1945, to Rosalind and Dave Blumberg. She was a 1963 graduate of DeVilbiss High School and a 1969 graduate of the University of Toledo. She had a bachelor's degree in speech.

Photography was a pastime and became a business. For several years in the early 1990s she co-owned Tiny Doubles, which created three dimensional photo sculptures in clear acrylic.

Surviving are her husband, Richard Greenblatt, whom she married Aug. 29, 1971; daughter, Dana Greenblatt; son, Mark Greenblatt; brother, Al Blumberg, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at Congregation B'nai Israel, Sylvania Township, where she was a member. Arrangements are by the Robert H. Wick/?Wisniewski Funeral Home.

The family suggests tributes to the Alix D. Greenblatt Memorial Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo; Congregation B'nai Israel, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Robert D. Heddens

Robert D. Heddens November 13, 1938 - February 28, 2020

Bob was born to Ralph and Laura Heddens, of Cedar Falls, Iowa. He graduated in Ceramic Engineering from Iowa State University and received his MBA from the Krannert School at Purdue University in 1964. His career was spent with Owens Corning Fiberglas. He retired in 1998 as President of Western Fiberglas, living in Park City, UT. In retirement Bob volunteered with Envision Utah and worked in skier services at Deer Valley resort. He was a dedicated volunteer at the Park City Hospital for a number of years.

His grandchildren were his greatest joy and he loved living in the west for its beauty. He enjoyed fly fishing, skiing, and other outdoor adventures. He and wife Marty traveled extensively after his retirement. He enjoyed planning the trips, accompanied by Dick and Jeannie Griner of Dallas, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Martha (Keeney) Heddens, son Richard and wife Katherine, grandchildren Kendall Delnort (Bryce), Nicole Heddens, Zachary Heddens, and Elise Heddens. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Kathryn Cowburn, and granddaughter Emily Jacobs.

A remembrance of Bob's life is planned for Friday, March 20, 4-6 p.m. at the Christian Center of Park City at 1283 Deer Valley Drive.

The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Parkinson's Foundation (parkinsons.org) or The Nature Conservancy [nature.org).

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Herman Dale "Pop" Houchins

Herman Dale "Pop" Houchins, age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 5, 2020. He was born February 12, 1935, to Herman and Irene (Toth) Houchins. He was a Ham Radio Operator for many years, his call number was KB8OJK. His other interests included playing pinochle, shooting pool, and watching westerns.

Herman will be remembered by his children, Mary Lou (John) Carr, John D. Houchins, and Gary (Laura) Houchins; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Soldenwagner; brother, Rodney T. Houchins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna; daugher, Sally; and twin sister, Beverly Lowe.

At Herman's request, there will be no visitation and family remembrances will be private. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.toledocremation.com.

Nancy Pierce Kasperzak

The heavens are alive with magical music, Nancy Pierce Kasperzak has joined their orchestra. Nancy, born to Frank Reynolds Pierce and Christine Smith Pierce on October 3, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pa., died in Frankfort, MI on Friday, February 21, 2020. Nancy and her older brother Frank, Jr. were raised in Dayton, OH and Birmingham, MI.

Having an aptitude for and a love of music, Nancy began playing early in life. When she picked up her first flute, she found her passion. One of the schools she attended was Miami of Ohio in what is now their College of Fine Arts.

Nancy met Ronald M. Kasperzak and they were married in 1953. Nancy and Ron had 4 children, Michael, Joel, Dean and Christine and they ultimately settled in Eagle Point Colony, Rossford, Ohio on the Maumee River. Nancy was the mother who friends wanted to be around. Of course, music was always being played from state of the art systems (there were even speakers in the trees). There was rarely a dull moment.

After Nancy and Ron's divorce, she returned to Birmingham, MI and Nancy's new life began. She spread her wings and moved to NYC for several years. During that time, she traveled the world making life-long friends. One of her favorite places to live was Italy and she returned from there with many architectural ideas to try out. She eventually returned to Frankfort and Crystal Lake, where she owned property and had spent many summers with her children. Winters were spent in western North Carolina where she could further pursue her other passion, anything to do with horses. She had already taught her children how to ride, even bareback, on the beaches of Lake Michigan and she participated annually in the Michigan Shore to Shore ride. She was an avid buggy driver and was extremely skilled at trailing a 3-horse trailer behind her RV.

After several years of "snowbirding," Nancy permanently settled and found her home in Benzie County with, at one time, a home on Crystal Lake, a horse farm in Honor and Crystal Ridge. This is where she became a true local legend; the lady in the hat!

Over the last 3 plus decades, Nancy was involved in many organizations and causes, including The LWV, Encore, Lake Township Planning Commission, the Singing Sisters, CCC (The Un Church), she was a "Water Warrior," Benzie Democratic Party, Benzie Area History Project, Benzie Community Band, the NMC Band, Benzie Community Chorus, the Foundation for the Performing Arts and, very proudly, the Benzonia Area Symphony Orchestra where she was a member playing flute and piccolo through this last season in her 91st year of life.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; brother Frank; daughters in law Becky Kasperzak and Barb Clark; and, by less than a week, her partner Dr. Susan Breuer.

She is lovingly survived by her children, Mike, Mountain View, CA, Joel (Laura), Alpharetta, GA, Dean (Patrice Spitzer), Perrysburg, OH, Christine, Holiday, FL; grandchildren, Keelin, Matthew, Clare, Hannah (Steve Jacobs), Maude (Zachary Wimberly); great grandchildren, Griffin Kasperzak and Bruce Jacobs.

Nancy's family would like to thank her end of life Heartland Hospice Care nurses and the nursing staff of The Maples.

Nancy's love of life, sense of style, sense of humor, bright blue eyes and the love she had for her many, many friends will be celebrated later this Spring. In Nancy's memory, please consider contributions to The Benzonia Area Symphony Orchestra, FLOW (For the Love of Water) or the charity of the donors choice.

Donald J. Kirkham

Donald J. "Don" Kirkham, age 61, of Toledo, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania. He was born December 24, 1958 to James and Janet (Jerrett) Kirkham in Toledo.

Don graduated from Ottawa Hills High School and the University of Toledo, and then worked as a paramedic in the Toledo area for 38 years. He had an unrivaled sense of humor and certainly wasn't afraid to offer his opinion on any matter.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Theresa "Terry" (Raab) Kirkham; sons, Thomas, Michael and Andrew Kirkham; sister, Jane Kirkham; uncle, Roderick Jerrett; numerous Colwell family relatives, and countless Raab family in-laws.

The family will receive guests from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Newcomer – Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with his Funeral Service beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 in the funeral home.

One of Don's favorite pastimes was to make fun of his wife's "obsession" for the Fighting Irish of Central Catholic (the alma mater of his wife and three sons), often referring to her as a "Centra-holic" and joking that he had given the school enough of his money over the years. Because Don left the decision on memorial contributions to his family, his wife would like to return his sass one last time by asking that any memorial contribution be made in Don's name to Central Catholic High School.

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Bonnie G. Kruse

Bonnie G. Kruse, 90, of Louisville, KY and formerly Oak Harbor, and Woodville Ohio, passed away January 26, 2020 at The Episcopal Church Home in Louisville, KY. She was born in Bluffton, OH to Allen and Cora (Burkholder) Grismore. On June 17, 1953 in Wauseon, OH she married Merlyn R. Kruse, and he preceded her in death December, 2014. Bonnie worked as a teacher for Woodmore Schools for 30 years before retiring. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, and gardening.

Bonnie is survived by her sons, Lynn D. (Brenda) Kruse, and Kent A. (Michelle) Kruse; daughter, Diane (Michael) Thayer; grandchildren, Heather Cox, Ben, Samantha, Kyle, and Karli Kruse, Julie Peskir, Alan Thayer, and Laura Bartscher; and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Dale and George Grismore; and her sister, Geraldine (Grismore) Bucher.

Bonnie generously donated her body to science, and private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been handled by the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials for Bonnie to be given to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at:

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Clifford M. Leu

Leu, Clifford M., age 63 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 1, 2020. American Cremation Events, Toledo, OH.

William George Lyons

William George Lyons, passed away peacefully in his sleep March 1, 2020. Bill was born September 30, 1933 in Toledo to George and Marie Lyons. He was a US Marine Corps veteran serving during the Korean War. Bill taught and coached with Maumee Public Schools for more than 36 years. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Society, lifetime member of the Golden Panther Club and Varsity BG Club. Bill was an avid Ohio State Football fan.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, loving wife of 53 years, Jeanne; sister, Lois Sieler and brother, Robert Lyons. He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie J. Waterfield; son, Robert Lyons, granddaughter, Maralissa Waterfield. He will be greatly missed by his nephew, Scott Sieler and niece, Lynette Sieler; brother-in-law, John (Linda) Williams; good family friends, Mary Ellen Sieler, Patricia Donbrosky and Stephen Franklin; and beloved pets "Sunny" and "Tippy."

Per Bill's wishes no services will be held.

The family requests memorials be made to: The Toledo Area Humane Society.

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Thomas James Marcinkowski

Thomas James Marcinkowski, age 72, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. He was born on December 31, 1947 in Toledo, OH to John Daniel and Sabina (Naperstek) Marcinkowski. Thomas was a glassworker for Libbey Owens Ford in Rossford, OH for many years, retiring in 1999. A motorcycle enthusiast, he loved riding his Harley and was a lifetime member of HOG. He also loved doing his yardwork. He was a former parishioner of Regina Coeli Catholic Church.

Thomas is survived by his son, Robert Marcinkowski; daughter, Christina (Greg) Lighty; grandchildren, Michael, Brittany, Shawn (Kristin), and Matthew (Janita Nieto) Marcinkowski, Zachary, Aidan, and Owen Lighty; great-granddaughters, Aubree, Karyse, Zaniya, and Luna; brother, John (Sue) Marcinkowski; former wife, Penny (Rawlings) Marcinkowski; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Daniel Marcinkowski.

Visitation will be Friday, March 13 from 5-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. Visitation will conclude with a memorial service at 8 p.m. with Deacon Jim Dudley presiding.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family will be gratefully accepted. Online condolences and memories can be shared at

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Elleen L. Marshall

Elleen L. Marshall, age 93, passed away peacefully at Kingston Residence of Sylvania, on March 5, 2020. She was born in Toledo, OH on March 12, 1926 to Louis and Anna (Kosmieder) Taylor. Elleen was a loving mother and grandmother who took immense pride in family, church, home, and garden. She was an avid reader and an inquisitive world traveler.

Elleen is survived by her daughter, Lynne Marshall; her sons, Paul Marshall and Ryan Marshall (Mary Herms); and her grandchildren, Marjorie Morgenstern (Nathaniel Conner), Stephanie Morgenstern (Brandon Winningham), and Michael Marshall. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Paul Marshall Sr.

A Funeral Mass for Elleen will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 5153 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH, preceded by visitation in the church from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

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Edward Paul "Fast Eddie" McDonald

Edward Paul "Fast Eddie" McDonald, 78, 0f Toledo, passed away February 29, 2020, at Ebeid Hospice. He was born March 10, 1941, in Cincinnati, OH, to Edward Earl and Dorothy (Lauman) McDonald. Eddie worked at Powertrain for 42 years, before retiring. He enjoyed golfing and bowling. We will all miss his great sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Alice (Duszynski) McDonald; children, Vicky McDonald Schroder, Tom (Kelly) McDonald, Patrick (Cheryl) McDonald, Ryan (Rose) McDonald and Rick (Beatriz) McDonald; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Peg (Joe) Jaros; brothers, John (Maureen) McDonald and Bill (Marybeth) McDonald and step-sister, Joan (Tom) Howe. He was preceded on death by his parents and step-mother, Lucy McDonald.

Family and friends are invited to gather on Saturday, March 14th, from 1 p.m. until the memorial service at 2:30 p.m., at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, (between Secor and Douglas Roads). The family would like to thank the nurses at Toledo Hospital and the staff at Ebeid Hospice, for their wonderful care.

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Mildred J. McKinnis

Mildred J. McKinnis, 93, passed away March 2, 2020. She was an avid bowler and skater. Mildred loved to travel and was a faithful pillar of Mt. Pilgrim Church for over 60 years.

Funeral Services are Monday, March 9, 2020, 12:00 noon at Mt. Pilgrim Church preceded by 11 a.m. wake. Visitation is Sunday 4-6 p.m. at The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel.

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Mary Ann Moser

Mary Ann, born December 13, 1937, passed away Friday evening, February 28, 2020. She lived the first 8 years of her life as an abandoned child and was placed in the county orphanage in Maumee, OH. In September of 1946 she had a chance meeting with Clarence and Marie Vogeli, who took her home, adopted her, and the three of them became a family. Clarence died in 1957 and Mary Ann was always saddened that her life with this wonderful man was brief. But the love between Marie and Mary Ann grew in to a strong mother and daughter connection. They were devoted to each other until Marie's death in 1979.

Mary Ann loved growing up - loved school, loved activities, and made friendships that have lasted and grown even until today. She attended Capital University where she earned a BA in English. She used her degree to become a teacher, and taught in the Toledo Public Schools for many years.

In August 1965 she married Thomas and in 1970 Andrew was born. Mary Ann became a stay at home mom to raise their only child. Mary Ann eventually went back to school for her Master's degree from the University of Toledo, and changed her career to Librarian/Media Specialist. She always said that this was just the greatest job on Earth: books, kids, developing curriculum, and helping teachers develop teaching skills.

Church was always a strong part of her life. She attended Saint Mark's Lutheran Church and eventually, when Andrew was 2 years old, the neighborhood church just blocks from their home, Church of the Cross United Methodist. There she was an active leader with Sunday school, Bible school, youth group and the bell choir. She also served on the church council and as a trustee. Their home was always open to the youth of the church for prayer and study groups, or for the back yard for gatherings.

It was difficult for Mary Ann to leave Toledo in April 1998. She missed her friends, her work, her home (that she loved to the end) her gardens, and the woods in all its glory every season of the year. But, her love for Andrew and his family was greater. When Andrew's family moved to Naples, it was just too far away! Tom and Mary Ann made plans to up-root from Toledo and move down to the Villages.

Mary Ann was a loving wife and took care of Tom when he was sick. She was devoted to him and by his side until he passed in May 2015.

Mary Ann's grandchildren were always the joy of her life. She always loved them "to pieces". Her family was what her life was, and she loved it.

Mary Ann is survived by her son, Andrew (Bonnie) Moser and grandchildren, Zachary (Lauren) Moser, Jessica Moser, Joshua (Ashley) Warner, and Jacob Warner and her great-grandchild, Joelle Warner.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd., The Villages at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at a Gathering to be held an hour before the service at 10:00 a.m. Committal services will follow at Florida National Cemetery.

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Gerald T. Noonan

Gerald T. Noonan of Maumee, OH passed away on March 2, 2020 in Venice, Florida. He was born on May 8, 1940 to the parents of John and Loretta (Bohmler) Noonan in Toledo, OH. He attended St. Agnes Catholic School and graduated from Central Catholic High School. Following high school, he attended Davis Business College where he earned his degree. He spent his career as a Controller for Bennett Enterprises and later retired after 41 years. He had spent time coaching youth basketball for St. Joseph Catholic Church and was involved in the Church Booster's Club. Gerald enjoyed spending his time playing golf and spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid University of Notre Dame sports fan. Most of all he enjoyed his winter retreat in Florida for the past 16 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (McIntosh) Noonan of 57 years; two sons, John (Betsy) Noonan and Jeff (Amy) Noonan; one daughter, Brenda (John) Snelson; five grandsons, Scott Noonan, Blake Noonan, Joshua Noonan, Garrett Noonan, and William Snelson; two granddaughters, Averi Noonan and Cassandra Snelson; one sister, Kathleen Petty; sister in law, Mary Noonan; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Jean Noonan; one brother, Michael Noonan, and his parents John and Loretta Noonan.

Services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee, OH on Saturday, March 14, 2020 with a visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. and mass following at 12:30 p.m. In Lieu of flowers: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation https://www.cff.org/; Crohns and Colitis Foundation https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/; or Susan G. Komen https://ww5.komen.org/. Farley Funeral Home and Crematory in Venice, Florida is in charge of arrangements.

Geraldine Delphine "Goona" Orgel

Geraldine Delphine "Goona" Orgel, age 87, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 3, 1932 in Toledo, OH to Roman and Joan (Malewski) Folczynski. Geraldine worked at Tiedtke's Downtown Toledo as Department Manager of Millinery, and as Manager of Bridal Aisle at Woodville Mall. She loved to travel, having visited most of the United States, parts of Canada, and the cities of London and Paris, and spent 10 winters in Bradenton, Fl. She also loved shopping, crafts, antiques, and occasional horse racing.

Geraldine is survived by her loving husband of over 50 years, Richard Orgel, who she said gave her a full and wonderful life; loving daughters, Laurie (Richard) Bage and Connie Orgel; stepson, Rick Orgel; grandson, Justin Bage; and step-grandsons, Rodney and Matthew Orgel. Justin and Rodney created the nickname "Goona" together and she was called that by everyone for the rest of her life. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Savannah, Dominic, and Abigail; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Frank Wrobel; sisters, Patricia Bruney and Dolly (Sam) Redieck; brother, Robert Folczynski; and great-grandson, Ryan "Sweet stuff" Orgel.

Inurnment will be private in Toledo Memorial Park. Arrangements were entrusted to Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 419-476-9176. Condolences and memories can be shared at

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Leonard F. Palinski

Leonard F. Palinski, age 88, of Northwood, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. Len was born April 13, 1931 in Toledo to John and Josephine (Werner) Palinski. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War where he was stationed at the Presidio of San Francisco, California. Upon returning to Toledo, he met his loving wife, Sue, where they have lived happily together for 62 years. Len was an avid fisherman, who especially enjoyed fishing at his favorite spots on the Maumee River. He also looked forward to his annual trout fishing trip with his family and friends, a 57 year tradition. He enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and the Michigan Wolverines, he loved big band music, and attending any activities his grandchildren and great grandchildren were involved in. Everyone would agree that Len never missed an opportunity to make a friend or strike up a conversation. Len was most proud of his family, particularly his grandchildren. His grandchildren wrote the following: In every life some rain must fall, but today the rain does not fall. Instead, for some people, the birds sing. And the birds are singing gloriously today.

In addition to his parents, Len was preceded in death by his brothers, Eddie (Donna) Palinski and John (Helen) Palinski, and sister, Irene (Walter) Swemba.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sue (Toepfer) Palinski; daughters, Debbie (Ron) Hageman and Kim (Steve) Diver; siblings, Don (Judy) Palinski, Judy (Jerry) Peters; grandchildren, Andy (Rochelle) Hageman, Jason Hageman, Erika (Ryan) Gutierrez, John Diver, Natalie Diver and great-grandchildren, Libby, Emmy, John Hageman and Jackson Gutierrez.

A special thank you to lifelong friends, Chris and the late Dave Swiatek, to Jeff McDonald and Swingmania for adding years of enjoyment to Len's life, to our pastors and church family at St. Paul's Lutheran Maumee for their love and prayers, and to Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their compassionate care.

The family will receive guests Monday, March 9, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home followed by burial at Riverside Cemetery in Maumee.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Maumee in Len's memory.

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Deacon James Evans Porter

Deacon Porter, 89, passed Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He graduated high school in Sumter, SC and was a mail carrier 6 years for the University of Toledo. He is survived by children, Keith D. Porter, Darlene L. (Edward) Easley-Nelums, Glenn M. Easley, Jacquelan K. (Rudy) Staples and Aquanetta L. (Jeffery) Lathon. Funeral Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the New Prospect M. B. Church, 1425 W. Delaware Avenue, Toledo, OH 43606, preceded by a 10 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. Pastor Charles W. Ross, III, Officiant.

Persis Jean Rentner

Persis Jean Rentner, 91, Sylvania, OH passed away on February 29, 2020. She is preceded in death by the love of her life, Robert Rentner, and her daughter, Chris.

She graduated from Ottawa Hills High School and Depauw University. She loved family gatherings, her pets, and gardening.

She is survived by her children, John (Pam), Sue Woodard, Steve (Patricia), Jim (Terry), 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and her beloved dog, Pal.

Memorial Services will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Toledo Area Humane Society.

Arrangements were entrusted to Newcomer Funeral Home - West Sylvania Chapel. To share memories and condolences with Persis' family please visit our websit.

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Shirley Briggs Riegel

Shirley B. Riegel, age 86, of Toledo, Ohio passed away at home on February 24, 2020. She was born September 3, 1933 in Washington D.C. to Lester and Marian (Gilmore) Briggs. She was a graduate of Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania in June 1955 with a BS in Business Administration. Other than a few years working as a secretary, she enjoyed a life of a homemaker, wife, mother and adoring grandmother. She was a faithful member of Monclova Road Baptist Church and enjoyed working with children in after school Kid Clubs, of Children Outreach Ministries, a part of Child Evangelism Fellowship. .

Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Donald F. Riegel; daughters Marian (Jeffrey) Cox of Baneberry, TN, Carolyn Riegel of Portland, OR, and Vera (Chuck) Hamrick of Perrysburg, OH; eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. .

A Memorial Service is planned at Monclova Road Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Rd., Monclova, OH 43542 on May 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be sent to SOS Ministries, P.O. Box 189, Dover, FL 33527, or to the donor's favorite charity. .

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Nicolette Renee Robinson

Robinson, Mrs. Nicolette Renee, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 5, 2020. C. Brown Funeral Home, Toledo, OH.

Shirlee Ann Strup

Shirlee Ann (Musser) Strup, formerly of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020 in Middlefield, Ohio at the age of 88. She was born on November 28, 1931 in Bryan, Ohio to Gordon Musser and Helen K. (Werder) Musser.

Shirlee is survived by her husband of 65 years, Roger Strup; her sister, Alice Shaffer; brother, Gordon (Barb) Musser; her children, David (Susan Dorfmeyer) Strup, Stephen (Sue) Strup, Lynne (Les) Shearer, and Thomas (Marcia) Strup; 6 grandchildren and one great grandson.

Visitation and a Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Edgerton United Methodist Church, 307 North Michigan Ave., Edgerton, Ohio from 12:00 to 1:30 pm, followed by services at 1:30 pm. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Shirlee's honor to the Edgerton Area Foundation and/or the Edgerton United Methodist Church.

Arrangements entrusted to the Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary, Toledo, Ohio. Online condolences may be left at www.fothdorfmeyer.com

Sidney J. "Sid" Westray

Sidney J. "Sid" Westray, age 84, of Toledo , passed away March 4, 2020 at Toledo Hospital. Sid was born June 30, 1935 in Lambertville, MI to Rufus and Zelma (Snavely) Westray. He was co-owner of Tri West Die and Tri Mac Die for many years before his retirement in 1997. Sid was a member of the Moose in Sylvania. He enjoyed life and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children, Gary Westray, Sandy (Robert) Davis, Debbie (Troy) Cutter; wife, Beverly Westray; sister, Jeanette Lefever; grandsons Arron Westray and Brandon Westray and four great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Sid was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Charles.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association in Sid's memory.

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Alice Louise Wisniewski

Louise Wisniewski, 86, of Millbury, Ohio, passed away peacefully Friday, March 6, 2020. She was born in Lyons, Ohio on July 5, 1933 to Charles and Merel (Metcalf) Smith. Louise worked at Young Equipment in East Toledo beginning her career as a secretary, advancing to office manager and retired as vice-president in 1986. On April 17, 1982, she married Donald Wisniewski. Louise enjoyed spending time at her favorite casinos and was an accomplished flower gardener. Her true loves were cooking, baking, and spending time with her family and husband Donald at their home on Posey Lake.

Louise is survived by her son Jeffery (Lynn) Smith; granddaughters, Amanda (Drew) VanNess and Samantha (Peter) DiBlasi; great-grandchildren, Parker and Crosby; and siblings, Doris Dunn, Clarence (Noma) Smith, Carol Post, and Donna (Larry) Smith; along with many nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; and brothers, Pete & Jerry Smith.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Road (east of I-280) on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Private burial: Lake Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Oregon Community Theatre or the American Heart Association.

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Voletta E. Wright

Wright, Voletta E., age 73 years, of Sylvania, OH, passed away March 5, 2020. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Luckey, OH.

March 7, 2020

William “Bill” Belcher

Belcher, William “Bill” Jr., age 80 years, of Gibsonburg, OH, passed away March 4, 2020. Herman-Veh Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH

Mrs. Margaret Muriel Burgess

Mrs. Margaret Muriel Burgess, 83, passed away, March 4, 2020 at The University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Criminal Law at the University of Detroit.

She is survived by son, Nathaniel Burgess; daughter, Margaret Joshua, both of Michigan; brother, Richard D. Lemons of Tucson, AZ and a host of relatives and friends. Memorial Services 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 2:00 p.m. Family Hour/Wake.

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Charles Eugene Doran

Charles Eugene Doran, 85, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away, Saturday, February 29, 2020, at his home in Florence, Kentucky.

Charlie was born December 2, 1934, in Toledo, Ohio, to Cletus and Augusta (Wendorski) Doran. He served in the Army under US 52 459 200 Private- 2 and was honorably discharged. Charlie was an avid fisherman, and loved eating Lake Erie perch, was a huge sports fan of Cleveland Indians and Browns, a fan of country music, was skilled at playing billiards and the harmonica, roller skating and he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren whenever he could. He had whit and charm, enjoyed singing, dancing and just could light up a room with his personality. He certainly left this world a brighter place for those that knew him.

Charlie is survived by his children, Ron (Heather) Doran, Rob Doran, Jodi (Jeremy) Lewton, Donna (Nelson) Bowen, Lorie Perdue, and Charles (Chip) La Rue; along with grandchildren, Sean, Logan, Noah, Emma Rose, Bill, Joshua, and Chelsea. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cletus and Augusta; his son, Todd Doran, and his wife, Rosemary Doran.

A celebration of life memorial service and fellowship will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020, at St. Mark Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 611 Woodville Road, Toledo, Ohio, 43605.

Susan Marie Dukett

Susan Marie Dukett, 64, passed away February 26, 2020, at home.

Sue was born to Ervin and Beatrice (Jones) Wilichowski September 12, 1955.

She was a nurturer. As a girl a lost wolf pup found her. She named it Patches and took care of it for years. When it had puppies she cared for them for as long as her parents let her. Later she helped care for her brother and sister. She loved her family very much. Sue had very strong Polish ancestry and understood some Polish. Her Grandpa didn't speak English. She loved to read and attended Beauty School.

Susan married David, they had 4 children and moved from Toledo to Bowling Green. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother. Family was her world, grandchildren brought her soo much joy! She loved David's cooking. Her favorite were his egg rolls and stir fry. They played cards and bowled together, she still liked to read. She was a UAW Member and hard worker. Sue and David also made a lot of friends delivering the Sentinel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David; brother, Daniel and brothers in law, James, Walter and Donald.

Susan is survived by her loving children, Dean (Joyce) Dukett, Erica (Joe) Dukett, Douglas (Julie) Dukett, Deseree (Josh) Donahe; grandchildren, Elizabeth "BabyCakes," Stone, Dakota, Alexis, Lorenzo, Seth, Allie, and Cole; great grandchildren, Abigail and Wesley; brother, Dennis (Elizabeth) Wilichowski; sisters, Cynthia Padley and Stephanie Link; sisters in law, Sharon Dukett and Yvonne Ferguson.

A celebration of life will be held on March 15th from 1-5pm at Buffalo Wild Wings, 6710 Central Ave, Toledo, Ohio 43617. Please come share your memories with us.

Donations can be made to Nightingales Harvest www.nightingales-harvest.org

Condolences may be left at Toledo Cremation www.toledocremation.com

Alix D. (Blumberg) Greenblatt

Alix D. (Blumberg) Greenblatt passed away at age 74 on March 5, 2020. A lifelong Toledoan, Alix was born to Rosalind (Greenspoon) and Dave Blumberg on May 7, 1945. While volunteering for Women's American ORT in August of 1970, she attended a singles party hoping to recruit new members; instead, she met fellow University of Toledo graduate Dick Greenblatt. A year later, they were married.

Devoted to her family and community, Alix was a wonderful mother to Mark and Dana, as well as Mark's wife Denise, and an adoring Granzz to Cayden and Max, with constant encouragement and near perfect attendance at her children's and grandchildren's sporting events and theatrical productions. She served her community as a volunteer with many organizations, among them The Victory Center, Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure (which she chaired in 2005), and Rotary Club of Sylvania (which elected her as its first female president). Alix was President of Sylvania Schools Board of Education for the groundbreaking of Timberstone Junior High in 1996. In 1999, she joined U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur on Project Interchange, a seminar in the Middle East, where they met separately with Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat and, as the Congresswoman recalls, Alix left a little early so she could celebrate her and Dick's anniversary. Alix's lifelong service to her community was recognized with the Harry Levison Young Leadership Award in 1977, the Sylvania Academic Excellence Foundation Legacy Award in 2016, and countless others in between.

Though she spent most of her professional career in the non-profit world as Executive Director of Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo and later Executive Director of Toledo Jewish Community Center, Alix also co-owned Tiny Doubles photography studio in the 1990s. Her legacy as a photographer can be found in thousands of lucite statues, as well as the photo-journals she and Dick kept as they traveled to all seven continents, including a very special trip to Israel in 2011 with the Toledo Rockets Women's Basketball team.

Alix loved hosting holiday dinners for her large extended family and Toledo area newcomers who

became like family. She enjoyed making "puppy chow" candy clusters for any and all occasions, keeping gluten-free goodies on hand for those with allergies, and attempting but never quite perfecting Jell-O molds. She was a whiz at solving jigsaw puzzles and an avid game player, be it card games, word games, backgammon, mahjong, tennis or golf. She will be remembered for her compassion, warmth, strength, leadership, humor, unique taste in lawn art, and reading a book in her seat behind the bench at Rocket basketball games while Dick watched the action -- except for the time Women's Head Coach Mark Ehlen ripped it out of her hands and told her to pay attention.

The family thanks Promedica Hospice for their care and comfort in Alix's final days, as well as the nursing and therapy teams at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania for their kind attentiveness both recently and during Alix's physical rehabilitation last year. Alix is pre-deceased by her micro-preemie grandson Jonah, whom she promised to find and spoil in the next life. She is survived by Dick, Dana, Mark, Denise, Cayden and Max; brother and sister-in-law, Al and Mike Blumberg; and generations of cousins descended from Bubby Greenspoon. Funeral services will be held at Congregation B'nai Israel (6525 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, OH 43560 / 419-517-8400 / www.cbitoledo.org) at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo Alix D. Greenblatt Memorial Fund (6465 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, OH 43560 / 419-885-4461 / www.jewishtoledo.org), Congregation B'nai Israel, or the charity of your choice.

Mary (Hauser) Klepacz

Mary (Hauser) Klepacz, age 93, a lifelong resident of Rossford, Ohio passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 in her home. She was born on May 21, 1926 to Art and Helen (Borgelt) Hauser. Mary was a dedicated homemaker who loved to cook for her family and friends. Nobody ever left her home hungry. She enjoyed playing cards with her sisters and neighbor and loved spending time with her family. .

Mary is survived by her daughter, Judy(Paul) Bamford; daughter in-law, Carol Klepacz; grandchildren, Angela (Doug) Oakley, Amy Klepacz, John (Char) Klepacz, Corey (Anna) Cox, Jeremy Cox, Jayme (Lacy) Cox and Bryan (Laren) Cox; great grandchildren, Ethan and Samantha Cox, Claire, Margaret and Isaac Cox, Olivia and Kayleigh Oakley; McKenna and Brody Cox and Paisley Klepacz; sisters in-law, Kazia Gutowski and Tillie Klepacz. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. .

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 67 years, Stanley Klepacz; son, John Klepacz and her sisters, Dorothy, Beverly and Neoma. .

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd. on Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 2 to 6 PM. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020 at

St. John's Lutheran Church 5520 Fremont Pike, Stony Ridge, OH with Pastor Michael Hughes officiating. The family will greet visitors at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John's Food Pantry Building Fund or the Alzheimer's Association. To leave online expressions of sympathy please visit: .

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Robert Warren Kuckuck

Robert Warren Kuckuck, 96 yrs, of Temperance, MI, died Wednesday March 4, 2020, in Toledo ProMedica Hospital, Toledo, OH. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, Sunday March 8, 2020 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. He will lie-in-state at Morocco United Brethren Church, Temperance, MI, Monday March 9, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until the services at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Todd Greenman and Pastor Phillip Burkett will co-celebrate. Burial will be in LaSalle Township Cemetery, LaSalle, MI.

Born August 16, 1923, in Ashley, Indiana. Robert was the son of Emil and Inez (Buss) Kuckuck. He was a 1941 Salem Center High School Graduate, Salem Center, Indiana. He served with the US Navy from 1943-1946 in WWII. He married Arlene Kliem on August 3, 1947, in LaSalle, MI. He was a Teacher for Four County Career Center for 15 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Morocco United Brethren Church, the Gideon Society, the National LST Association and the State LST Association. He loved gardening, teaching Bible Studies, home repairing, was a handyman and even built his first home.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene; children, Randy (Cathie Paul) Kuckuck, Ronald Kuckuck, Rebecca (Curt) Dahms; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Phyllis Vergon.

Memorial contributions can be made to: The Gideon Association.

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Craig David Lewis

Lewis, Craig David, age 46 years, of Ida, MI, passed away March 5, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI.

Gloria Gail Parker

Gloria Gail Parker, a retired librarian and administrator for the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, died Feb. 25 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio on South Detroit Avenue. She was 81.

She died of complications from an accidental fall at her Maumee home, her daughter, Laura Studyvin, said.

Ms. Parker, whose maiden name was Morgan, retired Dec. 31, 1994, after 31 years with the library, where she hired on in 1963 as a Bookmobile librarian for what now is the library's mobile services department.

Over the years, she rose through the ranks to become Bookmobile head librarian in 1972, and then the head of the department in 1973, the position from which she retired.

"Gloria was a hardworking person, always upbeat, always looking for new ideas," Carol Guzzo, a former colleague, said, adding Ms. Parker was instrumental in developing the Bookmobile program for those who could not get to a library.

Ms. Parker took a break from her employment from October, 1965, to April, 1971, to raise her children.

In retirement, she volunteered as a librarian at Faith Community United Church of Christ in Maumee.

Ms. Parker also donated to area charitable organizations through church and to Toledo Humane Society and other animal care groups.

"She enjoyed reading and bringing the word of books to others, especially making books available to homebound people, " Ms. Studyvin said.

Ms. Parker was born Sept. 10, 1938, to Bertha and Edward Morgan in Cincinnati.

In 1954, she graduated from Norwood High School, near Cincinnati and then went to Bowling Green State University, graduating in 1958 with a bachelor's degree in education and a minor in library sciences.

About 1959, she married Bob Teet and settled in Cleveland. They later moved to Toledo in 1963 to be closer to his family. He died in 1976.

She later married Thomas Parker in 1985. He died in 2013.

Ms. Parker was a member of First Unitarian Church of Toledo. Her other memberships include American Business Women's Association, the Maumee Elks, Maumee River Yacht Club, Indian Hill Boat Club, and Toledo Sail and Power Squadron, where she was a past chaplain.

In her free time she enjoyed cruising the Great Lakes with her husband, Mr. Parker, in their powerboat, taking long trips of up to six weeks. Her daughter said they took their family cat, Sinbad, with them.

Along with her husbands, she was preceded in death by her brother, Doug Morgan.

Surviving are her daughters, Laura Studyvin, Katherine Morgan, Karen Yount; son, Thomas Parker II; seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial luncheon is planned for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Maumee-Bowling Green Elks Lodge 1850, 139 W Wayne St., Maumee.

The family suggests tributes to the Toledo Humane Society.

Mary E. Tolson

age 93 years, of Holland, OH, passed away March 4, 2020. Neville-Shank Funeral Home, Holland, OH. .

Richard Kevin Whitenack

, age 64 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away February 27, 2020. Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, Toledo, OH. .

Norman E. Whitlock

, age 83 years, of Stryker, OH, passed away March 5, 2020. Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, OH. .

Odell C. Winston

, Odell C. Winston, 89, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Thursday, March 5, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Odell was born in Lynch, Kentucky on April 22, 1930 to Cleveland and Nancy (Wilson) Winstead. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. On December 29, 1953, he married the love of his life, Ottea Mullins. For the next 66 years of his life, he had his best friend and wife beside him, rarely spending a night apart. They were completely devoted to each other; "two peas in a pod - Ott & Odell." Mr. Winston owned his own trucking business in Virginia before moving to Ohio in 1965. Thereafter, he was employed as a Union Boilermaker out of Local 85, retiring in 1992. His hobbies included: woodworking, cheering on the New York Yankees, watching western movies, and relaxing on his front porch swing. His true love was spending time with his family at their family cabin in Virginia. He was a wonderfully patient and supportive, father, grandfather, and great-grand father who loved practical jokes. .

, Odell is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ottea; children, Connie (David) Swemba, Jack Winston (Theresa), and Rebecca (David) Sattler; grandchildren, Hillary (Matthew) Hagemeyer, Grant (Melissa) Swemba, Kennedy, Regan, and Dylan Sattler; great-grandchildren, Logan, Noah, Clare, and Ella; brother, Elmo; along with many loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, James, Willie, and Evan. .

, The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment: Lake Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association. .

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March 6, 2020

Mary H. Bodi

Mary H. Bodi, age 64, of Toledo, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020, at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital. She was born on May 6, 1955, the beloved daughter of Richard and Ethel Rose (Crabb) Bodi in Toledo. Mary was a graduate of Maumee High School. She loved her nephews and her sweet Jack Russell Terrier, "Babe". Mary enjoyed going to garage sales and shopping trips to K-Mart. Her favorite restaurant was Bob Evans where she always had a cup of cocoa. Mary was a child at heart and couldn't wait to open her Christmas presents. She could never wait until Christmas to see what was inside of her gifts. One of Mary's favorite movies was White Christmas, which she loved to watch with her mother at her parents' home. She listened to music daily, especially Luther Vandross. Mary loved speaking with strangers. She was not afraid to walk up to someone she had never met before and tell them that they were "beautiful". It is a shame more people are not more like Mary. She was a unique lady and will be missed by many.

Mary is survived by her mother, Rose; sister, Susan Schick; nephews, Joshua Schick and Matthew (Becky) Schick; and great nephews and nieces, Joshua, Hannah, Trevor and Ava. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Bodi; brother, Michael Bodi; maternal grandparents, Ely and Clara Crabb; and paternal grandmother, Viola Bodi.

The family will receive guests on Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Newcomer – Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, (419-381-1900) with Funeral Services beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or N.A.M.I.

Mary's family would like to thank the physicians and nurses for their care and compassion received at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital.

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Lawrence "Larry" E. Cassavore

Lawrence "Larry" Cassavore, 68, of Toledo, Ohio, went to be with his heavenly father on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Born November 9, 1951, in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Norman E. and Helen V. (Hiatt) Cassavore. A 1970 graduate of the former Macomber High School, he then served his country for 27 years in the U.S. Navy (Seabees). Larry married his high school sweetheart, Linda Dickson on October 17, 1970 at the Toledo Gospel Tabernacle (First Alliance Church), where he was a member. He was also a member of the American Legion, 587, Conn-Weissenberger Post and the American Legion Riders. He was employed as a metal fabricator for Kaufman Engineering Systems for 35 years, retiring in 2018.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Linda; children, Lawrence (Katy) Cassavore, II, Lori (Tim Craig) Cassavore, Lee (Jessica) Cassavore, Lynette (Samuel) Reese, and Lacey (Jerry) Bracy; sisters, Norma (Vale) Kimple and Charleen (Eddie) Adkins; 9 grandchildren, 2 great granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2020, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 9, 2020. Memorials may be made to the First Alliance Church or Disabled American Veterans.

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John C. "Jack" Chezek

Jack died February 29, 2020 at Ohio Living Swan Creek Retirement Community. Jack was born September 29, 1927 in Holyoke MA., the son of John and Helen (Vaiciulis) Chezek. He grew up in Northampton MA. And graduated from St. Michaels High School. He is a graduate of Fordham University and Pace University, both in New York City.

It was while at Fordham that Jack met his future wife Nanette (Nan) Quinn. They were married on February 18, 1950. Their daughter Donna was born in Englewood, New Jersey in 1952.

Jack began his business career as a cost accountant for Doehler Jarvis at their New York City headquarters. After Doehler Jarvis corporate offices were moved to Toledo, Jack came to Toledo as Assistant Chief Accountant. During his 28 years with Doehler and parent company N.L. Industries, Jack held a variety of financial positions including Division Controller and Group Controller for all of N.L.'s Worldwide Automotive Operations.

Jack left Doehler Jarvis in 1978 and became Vice President/Controller of Buckeye International in Columbus and had the same role after a merger with Worthington Industries. In 1984 Jack was named V.P. Finance and Treasurer of Flexible Bus and its parent company General Automotive in Ann Arbor. He retired in 1990. However, his retirement was short lived after he received a call from a friend who owned a troubled company in New York City. This began his next chapter managing troubled companies, including Automatic Connector Inc., Medical Design Inc., and Lantec Inc. Jack finally retired in 1996.

While working, Jack was involved in many professional organizations including The Financial Executives Institute, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and The Planning Executives Institute. After retiring, Jack could not sit still, so in 1988 he joined SCORE. As a non-paid government employee, he had helped numerous local, regional and national entrepreneurs. He recently received a certificate for serving SCORE for 20 years.

Jack was an avid golfer holding memberships at Muirfield in Columbus, Travis Pointed in Saline MI., The Classics in Naples FL., and Stone Oak Country Club in Toledo. He also enjoyed cooking, to the delight of his family.

Despite his active professional life, Jack always found time for family. Nan and he traveled extensively when they were younger and spent many winters in Marco Island, Fl. His daughter Donna appreciated all the time he spent driving friends to activities and being her #1 cheerleader in sports and all of her endeavors. His three granddaughters were a joy to Jack, spending countless hours driving and watching them swim and play volleyball. He proudly attended each of their college graduations. This was particularly important since he had been the first member of his family to attend college. His latest thrill was the births of his great grandsons, Jack and Sam Pavlick.

Jack is survived by his daughter Donna (Ed) Posluszny, granddaughters Dr. Katherine Pavlick (Matt), Elizabeth Bald (Jon), and Margaret Cochran (Peter). Great grandsons Jack Pavlick and Sam Pavlick. His sister Dorothy Desi and sister in law, Corinne Quinn, along with many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Swan Creek for their care and support to Jack and family.

The memorial mass will be private. However, there will be a Celebration of Life at Ohio Living Swan Creek on Saturday March 14th at 11 a.m. for Jack and for Ed Posluszny Sr. with whom he shared grandchildren and great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family requests gifts, in honor of Jack, be made to the John and Nanette Chezek scholarship fund at St. Ursula Academy or The Ohio Living Foundation. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (419-269-1111) Online condolences:

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Gene Christian

Gene H. Christian 92 years, of Temperance, MI passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The only child of Henry and Lillian (Cole) Christian he was born on January 20, 1928 in Toledo, OH.

A graduate of DeVilbiss High School in 1945, Gene enlisted in the Army and served with the 82nd Airborne Division for two years. After returning home Gene went to work at the family restaurant, The DelRae alongside his father and later his wife and three sons.

Gene married Marguerite (Peggy Farmer) Christian on May 17, 1958. Together they had three sons; Michael, Scott and Jon. After the DelRae closed Gene worked at the 19th Hole Tavern and later became the owner and manger until he retired in 2012.

Gene and Peggy enjoyed dancing and spending time at their cottage on Posey Lake with family and close friends. He was an avid sports fan and liked the Detroit Tigers, Michigan Football and NASCAR Racing. Gene liked the many island parties and enjoyed watching the Michigan/Ohio State game at the 19th Hole Tavern.

Gene is survived by his three sons; Michael, Scott (Terry) and Jon Christian. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 62 years Marguerite.

There will be a Celebration of Life on March 29, 2020. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI 48182

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Louis R. Cook

Louis Raymond Cook passed away at home in Santa Ana, CA, Thursday, February 27, 2020. Lou is remembered as a gentleman, devoted to his family, and a man of high morals with an exceptional work ethic, who gave immensely of his time and skills to many organizations throughout his life.

Lou was born to John E. Cook and Mary P. (Weinandy) Cook on May 2, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio. He was the youngest, and last surviving child of seven siblings: Vernon, Mary, Joe, Fred, John, Lillian, and Francis (Fr. Timon OFM). He attended St. Thomas Aquinas grammar school in Toledo, Central Catholic, and Macomber Vocational High Schools where he excelled in science and shop classes. He was a Boy Scout and a racing car pit crew member during high school.

Lou was in the U.S. Navy Air Corp from 1944–1946 as an aviator and was in the Navy V5 Cadet Program at Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania, where he was on the football & gymnastics teams. After an honorable discharge in 1946, he began studies at the University of Toledo graduating with a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering in 1952. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. Lou worked as a conductor for the New York Central Railroad while at the University of Toledo. He also completed courses towards a M.S. in Space Technology at the University of Southern California in late 50's.

Lou met his wife of 68 years, Gloria Ann Dugan, at the University of Toledo. Lou and Gloria were married in 1951 in Toledo where their first daughter, Teresa Ann was born. After Lou received his degree, he moved the family to Santa Monica, Ca. to work as a flight test engineer at Douglas Aircraft. He helped test of all the major Douglas aircraft (AD-5, DC-3, DC-8, DC-9, DC-10 and the C-17) until his retirement in 1992. He also designed and managed the Quartzsite Integrated Acoustic and Engine Test site in Arizona and the Aerophysics Windtunnel lab in Long Beach.

Lou loved boating and fishing, and ran a charter business on Lake Powell and in Baja California in the late 60's and 70's. He was an active member of the Balboa Power Squadron holding many positions including District Commander. Once he retired, he volunteered at the El Toro & Chino Planes of Fame restoring aircraft. He received Congressional Recognition through the City of Santa Ana in 2008 for his work restoring the A-4 Skyhawk. He was also a member of the Southern California Garden Railroad Society, Knights of Columbus, American Rocket Society and American Legion. He was a faithful Catholic devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and active at Holy Family Cathedral.

Louis is survived by his wife, Gloria; son, James Allen (Cheryl); daughter, Mary Beth (Jim Baker); grandsons, Ian (Lauren), Jimmy (Ann), Patrick (Samantha); great granddaughters, Liliana and Brianna, and many nieces and nephews from the Cook & Dugan families.

Services will be held Tuesday, March 10 at Holy Family Cathedral in Orange. Lou requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made in his name to the United States Power Squadron Educational Fund, Post Office Box 1603, Newport Beach CA 92659-0603.

Glenn E. Crego

Glenn E. Crego, age 95 and resident of Sylvania, Ohio, died on March 3 in his home at the Sunset Village senior living facility.

Born on July 27, 1924 to Elmer and Ethelyn Crego, Glenn grew up in Sylvania, attending Burnham High School. There, his outstanding athletic talent earned him letters in football, basketball, and tennis. After graduating in 1942, he entered Michigan State University, majoring in forestry. His university studies, however, would come to an abrupt conclusion as he began his military service in December of 1942. He served as a staff sergeant in the 103rd Infantry Division in the European Theater, receiving an EAME campaign ribbon with two bronze stars.

Upon completing his World War II service in March of 1946, he met and then married Bonnie Mae Romberger, who became his wife on November 29, 1946. Together, they would raise four children and celebrate sixy-nine wedding anniversaries until Bonnie's death in 2016.

Vocationally, Glenn went into business with his father as co-owner of Crego Motor Sales. He remained in the automobile business for twenty-five years. In the early 1970's, his interests turned into real estate. Thus, he took on the responsibilities of a salesman/broker for both McCarthy and Wells Bowen Real Estate companies. He retired in 1980.

Preceding Glenn in death were his parents, Elmer and Ethelyn Crego; his daughter, Jill Ann; and his beloved wife, Bonnie.

He is survived by his children, Craig (Robin), Clifton, and Nancy; his three grandchildren, Kelly Crego, Maya Bennardo, and Rachael Waggoner; and his great-grandchildren, Autumn and Lincoln – all of whom brought him much love and joy.

In keeping with Glenn's final wishes, his earthly remains will be cremated; additionally, there will not be a funeral service. Those wishing to send an expression of sympathy are encouraged to consider a donation to the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Condolences may be left for the family at www.toledocremation.com

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Patrick Dandino

Patrick Dandino of Toledo, OH passed away unexpectedly on February 26, 2020 at age 59. On October 3, 1960, Pat was born to Patricia (Phillips) and Richard Dandino in Toledo, OH.

He graduated from Rogers High School in 1978. Pat worked as a welder at Toledo Shipyard, Pilliod, RMF, and RLF. He was known for his exceptional CAD, engineering and steel design skills, and he recently retired in 2018. Pat was gentle, warm and loving, and he was known for his kindness to all people and animals. He was especially loved by his family; Pat never missed a gathering where family was involved and he was known for his special "Uncle Pat bread." Gardening, fishing, cooking, and working on cars were Pat's hobbies. Pat especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Donovan and Madison. He could never turn away a dog that needed a loving home.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Patricia Dandino; and his brother, Brady Dandino. He is survived by his daughter, Anna Dandino; son, Dominic (Lindsey) Dandino; grandchildren, Donovan and Madison; sisters, Denise (Robert) Abbott and Sue (Gary) Hahn; and brother, Terry (Terri) Dandino; special friend, Jordan Pelland; many nephews and nieces as well as great nephews and nieces; and many close friends.

A memorial celebration of Pat's life will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (service begins at 7:00 p.m.) at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave., Toledo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests anyone wishing to make a memorial donation to consider the Toledo Area Humane Society.

Charles Eugene Doran

Charles Eugene Doran, 85, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away, Saturday, February 29, 2020, at his home in Florence, Kentucky.

Charlie was born December 2, 1934, in Toledo, Ohio, to Cletus and Augusta (Wendorski) Doran. He served in the Army under US 52 459 200 Private- 2 and was honorably discharged. Charlie was an avid fisherman, and loved eating Lake Erie perch, was a huge sports fan of Cleveland Indians and Browns, a fan of country music, was skilled at playing billiards and the harmonica, roller skating and he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren whenever he could. He had whit and charm, enjoyed singing, dancing and just could light up a room with his personality. He certainly left this world a brighter place for those that knew him.

Charlie is survived by his children, Ron (Heather) Doran, Rob Doran, Jodi (Jeremy) Lewton, Donna (Nelson) Bowen, Lorie Perdue, and Charles (Chip) La Rue; along with grandchildren, Sean, Logan, Noah, Emma Rose, Bill, Joshua, and Chelsea. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cletus and Augusta; his son, Todd Doran, and his wife, Rosemary Doran.

A celebration of life memorial service and fellowship will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020, at St. Mark Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 611 Woodville Road, Toledo, Ohio, 43605.

Nancy Pierce Kasperzak

The heavens are alive with magical music, Nancy Pierce Kasperzak has joined their orchestra. Nancy, born to Frank Reynolds Pierce and Christine Smith Pierce on October 3, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pa., died in Frankfort, MI on Friday, February 21, 2020. Nancy and her older brother Frank, Jr. were raised in Dayton, OH and Birmingham, MI.

Having an aptitude for and a love of music, Nancy began playing early in life. When she picked up her first flute, she found her passion. One of the schools she attended was Miami of Ohio in what is now their College of Fine Arts.

Nancy met Ronald M. Kasperzak and they were married in 1953. Nancy and Ron had 4 children, Michael, Joel, Dean and Christine and they ultimately settled in Eagle Point Colony, Rossford, Ohio on the Maumee River. Nancy was the mother who friends wanted to be around. Of course, music was always being played from state of the art systems (there were even speakers in the trees). There was rarely a dull moment.

After Nancy and Ron's divorce, she returned to Birmingham, MI and Nancy's new life began. She spread her wings and moved to NYC for several years. During that time, she traveled the world making life-long friends. One of her favorite places to live was Italy and she returned from there with many architectural ideas to try out. She eventually returned to Frankfort and Crystal Lake, where she owned property and had spent many summers with her children. Winters were spent in western North Carolina where she could further pursue her other passion, anything to do with horses. She had already taught her children how to ride, even bareback, on the beaches of Lake Michigan and she participated annually in the Michigan Shore to Shore ride. She was an avid buggy driver and was extremely skilled at trailing a 3-horse trailer behind her RV.

After several years of "snowbirding," Nancy permanently settled and found her home in Benzie County with, at one time, a home on Crystal Lake, a horse farm in Honor and Crystal Ridge. This is where she became a true local legend; the lady in the hat!

Over the last 3 plus decades, Nancy was involved in many organizations and causes, including The LWV, Encore, Lake Township Planning Commission, the Singing Sisters, CCC (The Un Church), she was a "Water Warrior," Benzie Democratic Party, Benzie Area History Project, Benzie Community Band, the NMC Band, Benzie Community Chorus, the Foundation for the Performing Arts and, very proudly, the Benzonia Area Symphony Orchestra where she was a member playing flute and piccolo through this last season in her 91st year of life.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; brother Frank; daughters in law Becky Kasperzak and Barb Clark; and, by less than a week, her partner Dr. Susan Breuer.

She is lovingly survived by her children, Mike, Mountain View, CA, Joel (Laura), Alpharetta, GA, Dean (Patrice Spitzer), Perrysburg, OH, Christine, Holiday, FL; grandchildren, Keelin, Matthew, Clare, Hannah (Steve Jacobs), Maude (Zachary Wimberly); great grandchildren, Griffin Kasperzak and Bruce Jacobs.

Nancy's family would like to thank her end of life Heartland Hospice Care nurses and the nursing staff of The Maples.

Nancy's love of life, sense of style, sense of humor, bright blue eyes and the love she had for her many, many friends will be celebrated later this Spring. In Nancy's memory, please consider contributions to The Benzonia Area Symphony Orchestra, FLOW (For the Love of Water) or the charity of the donors choice.

Allen Jared Kinney

Kinney, Allen Jared, age 78 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away March 5, 2020. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Bonnie G. Kruse

Bonnie G. Kruse, 90, of Louisville, KY and formerly Oak Harbor, and Woodville Ohio, passed away January 26, 2020 at The Episcopal Church Home in Louisville, KY. She was born in Bluffton, OH to Allen and Cora (Burkholder) Grismore. On June 17, 1953 in Wauseon, OH she married Merlyn R. Kruse, and he preceded her in death December, 2014. Bonnie worked as a teacher for Woodmore Schools for 30 years before retiring. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, and gardening.

Bonnie is survived by her sons, Lynn D. (Brenda) Kruse, and Kent A. (Michelle) Kruse; daughter, Diane (Michael) Thayer; grandchildren, Heather Cox, Ben, Samantha, Kyle, and Karli Kruse, Julie Peskir, Alan Thayer, and Laura Bartscher; and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Dale and George Grismore; and her sister, Geraldine (Grismore) Bucher.

Bonnie generously donated her body to science, and private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been handled by the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials for Bonnie to be given to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at:

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William George Lyons

William George Lyons, passed away peacefully in his sleep March 1, 2020. Bill was born September 30, 1933 in Toledo to George and Marie Lyons. He was a US Marine Corps veteran serving during the Korean War. Bill taught and coached with Maumee Public Schools for more than 36 years. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Society, lifetime member of the Golden Panther Club and Varsity BG Club. Bill was an avid Ohio State Football fan.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, loving wife of 53 years, Jeanne; sister, Lois Sieler and brother, Robert Lyons. He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie J. Waterfield; son, Robert Lyons, granddaughter, Maralissa Waterfield. He will be greatly missed by his nephew, Scott Sieler and niece, Lynette Sieler; brother-in-law, John (Linda) Williams; good family friends, Mary Ellen Sieler, Patricia Donbrosky and Stephen Franklin; and beloved pets "Sunny" and "Tippy."

Per Bill's wishes no services will be held.

The family requests memorials be made to: The Toledo Area Humane Society.

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Persis Jean Rentner

Persis Jean Rentner, 91, Sylvania, OH passed away on February 29, 2020. She is preceded in death by the love of her life, Robert Rentner, and her daughter, Chris.

She graduated from Ottawa Hills High School and Depauw University. She loved family gatherings, her pets, and gardening.

She is survived by her children, John (Pam), Sue Woodard, Steve (Patricia), Jim (Terry), 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and her beloved dog, Pal.

Memorial Services will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Toledo Area Humane Society.

Arrangements were entrusted to Newcomer Funeral Home - West Sylvania Chapel. To share memories and condolences with Persis' family please visit our website.

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Shirley Briggs Riegel

Shirley B. Riegel, age 86, of Toledo, Ohio passed away at home on February 24, 2020. She was born September 3, 1933 in Washington D.C. to Lester and Marian (Gilmore) Briggs. She was a graduate of Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania in June 1955 with a BS in Business Administration. Other than a few years working as a secretary, she enjoyed a life of a homemaker, wife, mother and adoring grandmother. She was a faithful member of Monclova Road Baptist Church and enjoyed working with children in after school Kid Clubs, of Children Outreach Ministries, a part of Child Evangelism Fellowship.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Donald F. Riegel; daughters Marian (Jeffrey) Cox of Baneberry, TN, Carolyn Riegel of Portland, OR, and Vera (Chuck) Hamrick of Perrysburg, OH; eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service is planned at Monclova Road Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Rd., Monclova, OH 43542 on May 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be sent to SOS Ministries, P.O. Box 189, Dover, FL 33527, or to the donor's favorite charity.

Coyle Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please leave a condolence message at:

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Geraldine McGhee Shoemaker

Shoemaker, Geraldine McGhee, age 60 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away February 25, 2020. House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Sidney J. "Sid" Westray

Sidney J. "Sid" Westray, age 84, of Toledo , passed away March 4, 2020 at Toledo Hospital. Sid was born June 30, 1935 in Lambertville, MI to Rufus and Zelma (Snavely) Westray. He was co-owner of Tri West Die and Tri Mac Die for many years before his retirement in 1997. Sid was a member of the Moose in Sylvania. He enjoyed life and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children, Gary Westray, Sandy (Robert) Davis, Debbie (Troy) Cutter; wife, Beverly Westray; sister, Jeanette Lefever; grandsons Arron Westray and Brandon Westray and four great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Sid was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Charles.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association in Sid's memory.

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March 5, 2020

Reginald Colbert II

Reginald Colbert II, passed away at Toledo Hospital on February 29, 2020.

He is survived by his son, Reginald Colbert III; mother, Joyce (Gary) Granger; father, Reginald Colbert Sr.; sisters, Sheri Colbert, Danielle Braswell; nieces and nephews; grandparents, Lorraine and Napoleon Dobbins, Otis and Michelle Smith; special significant other, Anjanette Langston.

Visitation is Friday, March 6th, from 7-9 p.m. at the House of Day. Funeral is Saturday, March 7th, at 11 a.m., preceded by wake at 10 a.m. at United Missionary Baptist Church, 2705 Monroe St.

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Ellen Jane "Janie" (Schwanzl) Ekey

Ellen Jane "Janie" Ekey, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. She was born to Grace and Albert Schwanzl in Toledo, OH. She was a graduate of Maumee High School. Jane received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mt. St. Joseph College in Cincinnati. Many lifetime friends were made there. Her teaching career began at the former St. James parochial school.

After her marriage, she became a stay at home mother. Life was busy and interesting with two daughters and two sons. She was a Welcome Wagon hostess for several years. Later, in life she joined Toledo Public Schools. A master's degree in English School Language was obtained in 1995.

Retirement occurred in 2004. Some of her pleasures were family gatherings, day trips, movies, reading, cooking and garage sales. Meeting her family or friends for a good meal topped the best.

She is survived by children, Lynn (Bill) Nuse, Mark (Norma) Ekey, Laura (Curt) Creamer, and Matthew Ekey; grandchildren, Jennifer Smith, Billy Nuse, Nick Nuse, Jimmy Nuse, Tiffany Sangregory, and Christopher Creamer; great-grandchildren, Macie Smith, Aubrey Smith, Dino Sangregory, Tru Creamer, and Maximus Creamer.

She was preceded in death by husband, James; parents, Grace and Al Schwanzl; siblings, Ginny Cole and Gordon Schwanzl. She was blessed with many special aunts and uncles, especially Aunt Ellen Fischer and Uncle Martin Fischer.

She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church since 1963. Other memberships included Lucas County Retired Teachers, Toledo Federation of Teachers, St. Pius Club 55 and Compass Club.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, March, 6th, from 5-7 p.m., at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, (between Secor and Douglas Roads). The funeral mass will be held Saturday, March 7th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2950 Ilger Avenue. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be sent to Janie's family at

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Carolyn Gallatin

Carolyn Gallatin, 58, of Northwood, Ohio, passed away on March 3, 2020, in the comfort of her home surrounded by loved ones following a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born on October 31, 1961, in Florence, South Carolina, to Charles and Evelyn Lattin, and moved to Milton, West Virginia, at the age of two. During her childhood, she cherished time with her grandparents helping out at their campground, gardening, and learning important life lessons. She made many friends in her early years, and maintained contact with a group of special friends throughout her lifetime. She had a love of horses and later owned a horse named Gifted's Ace (a.k.a. Dum Dum) who she showed in numerous competitions.

She graduated from Milton High School in 1979, and continued her education at Marshall University where she received a B.B.A in Accounting in 1982.

During her time in college, she met her future husband Brett on a blind date on a Friday the 13th, and they later were married on February 12, 1983. They began their life together in southern Ohio, and relocated to the Toledo area in 1987.

She moved on to earn an M.B.A in Finance from the University of Toledo in 1992, and later became a Certified Government Financial Manager. She began her professional career as a Cost Accountant, then taught college courses part time while raising her two daughters, Brittney and Christine. When her daughters reached school age, she continued her career at Lucas County T.A.S.C., and most recently was an Associate Director for the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas Co. Carolyn developed a strong advocacy for those in need and supported many causes to this end.

Carolyn was an active member of Divinity Lutheran Church in Oregon, OH. She taught Sunday School and served in various roles on church council.

Carolyn was happiest spending time traveling with family. There was nothing more enjoyable to her than a long walk on the beach or a good book in a beach chair. Highlights of her travels included 11 trips to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, visiting Hawaii for her 50th birthday, touring Alaska, and several trips out west with a focus on National Parks. She loved attending concerts, most notably Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, and Elton John. She enjoyed watching professional football, and grew up a Cincinnati Reds baseball fan and attended some of their games. She was an avid cook/baker, and enjoyed sharing recipes with others. When time permitted, she would often curl up with a good book at home.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Evelyn (Collins) Lattin, and Charles's second wife, Marianne (Graves) Lattin. She is survived by her husband, Brett Gallatin; brother, Steve (Frances) Lattin; daughters, Brittney (Adam) Liggett, Christine Gallatin and her fiancé Justin Mills, and grandsons, Travis and Austin Liggett.

A celebration of Carolyn's life will be held at Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Road, Oregon, OH, on Sunday, March 8, 2020, beginning at 2 p.m. followed by a service at 4 p.m.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice Serving Northwest Ohio or American Cancer Society.

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John L. Hornyak

John L. Hornyak, 70, of Walbridge, passed away peacefully at home on February 29, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on October 17, 1949, to Louis and Helen Hornyak in Toledo, Ohio.

John graduated from Macomber High school in 1969. In October of 1971, he became a carpenter journeyman and was a carpenter by trade for over 30 years. John was an avid Detroit Lions fan, he even had a whole room decorated with his favorite Lions' memorabilia. He enjoyed listening to music for hours, sharing funny stories and dining out with his family at the American Table.

John was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathleen Dupuis and granddaughter, Jessica Smale.

Left to cherish his memory are loving wife, Karen (Olsen) Hornyak; daughters, Wendy (Ken) Lewis, Misty (Greg) Daeke; mother of children, Daisy Hornyak; step-daughter, Tonya (Brian) Glonek; grandchildren, Taylor (Caitlin) Smale, Casey Orr, Cody Orr, Kayden Lewis, Kyra Lewis, Trevor Collins, Aiden Glonek, Jared Glonek, Caleb Glonek; special great-grandchild, Jackson Smale; siblings, Helen Jacobs, Caroline (Carl) Werden, Sandra Hall, Lori Freeman, Ed (Cindy) Brewer; godson, Thomas Salona, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on March 8, 2020, at Goodwill Spiritualist church, 300 Breckman St., Walbridge, OH. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in John's name to Goodwill Spiritualist Church or The American Cancer Society. Per John's wishes, his remains were donated to UTMC for research.

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Carmella T. Hufford

Hufford, Carmella T., age 92 years, of Tiffin, OH, passed away February 29, 2020. Hufford Family Funeral Home, Findlay, OH. As published in The Blade

Ronald Krueger

Krueger, Ronald, age 83 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 4, 2020. American Cremation Events, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Clifford M. Leu

Leu, Clifford M., age 63 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 1, 2020. American Cremation Events and Newcomer Southwest Chapel, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Sue Carol McCutchen

McCutchen, Sue Carol, age 79 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away February 28, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Virginia Jayne Rehak

Virginia Jayne Rehak, age 98, of Maumee, formerly of Schenectady, New York, passed away March 3, 2020, at Lakes of Monclova. Jayne was born April 3, 1921. She and her husband enjoyed traveling to visit family. Jayne enjoyed tending to her flower and vegetable gardens and being in the outdoors. She will be remembered for her spunkiness, sweet tooth, big heart and her famous quotes of "You's da boss" and "Don't take any wooden nickles".

In addition to her parents, Jayne was also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, George Rehak and daughter, Shirley Gray. Left to cherish her memory are her son-in-law, Mike Gray; grandchildren, Teri (Angie Ramsey) Gray, Jodi (Tim) Manton and Lori Gray; great grandchildren, Conner, Nicholas, Courtney, Breanna, Rikki, Sierra and Hannah; great-great-grandchild, Kaiser.

The family would like to give a special thank you to all the staff and caregivers at Lakes of Monclova for all of the love and care provided to Grannie over the last several years.

The family will receive guests Friday, March 6, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Burial will be privately held at Toledo Memorial Park.

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

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Norma E. (Weckerly) Ruehle

Norma Elizabeth (Weckerly) Ruehle, age 102, of Toledo, Ohio and formerly of Whitehouse, Ohio, died on March 3, 2020, at Ohio Living Swan Creek. She was born on October 2, 1917. She was the only child of Albert Nelson Weckerly and Susie (Bucher) Weckerly. She graduated from Whitehouse (now Anthony Wayne) High School and from Bowling Green State University with a BS degree in Business Education. Norma worked for Owens-Illinois for 36 years. She retired from the OI legal department in 1982.

In 1974, she married Martin Roy Ruehle. Roy died on November 13, 2008. Norma Ruehle is survived by two step children, Mary Jo (Alan) Zwar of Adelaide, Australia and Stephen (Laine) Ruehle of High Point, NC. Surviving are four step grandchildren, Julie Zwar, Chad Ruehle, Kirsten (Chris) Seamster, Diana (Bradley) Schultz and three step great grandchildren, Parker Ruehle, Remi Schultz and Daisy Schultz.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020, at Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Road, Whitehouse, OH, with Pastor Matthew Lash officiating. Family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Community of Christ Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Whitehouse Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, Whitehouse, OH. To leave an online memory please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

David Schrock

Schrock, David, age 73 years, of Archbold, OH, passed away March 4, 2020. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Kaye Poirier Schuller

Kaye Marie (Poirier) Schuller, 75, returned to her heavenly home on February 16, 2020, after enduring a turbulent roller coaster ride over the past two years battling pancreatic cancer. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in this struggle and now the many ups and downs are finally over and she has been met by God who has taken her hand and steadied her giving her peace.

Kaye was born October 9, 1944, to the late Roger H. and Marguerite E. (Revell) Poirier, in Detroit, MI and grew up in a large, loving family with two sisters and five brothers. After moving to Toledo, OH, in 1956, she attended St. Catherine Elementary, graduated from St. Ursula High School in 1962 and earned her RN from the St. Vincent School of Nursing in 1965 where she met her lifelong friend, Diane Grieder. She worked as a nurse at St. Vincent Hospital for a short time and continued her nursing career with the practice of Drs. Stark and Carter (Surgical Partners) in Sylvania, OH, where she would work for 37 years. After retiring in 2004, she became very active in the Toledo community, volunteering at the Sylvania Library, helping the Sisters of St. Francis at Lourdes University and serving with her husband Dick for many years at the Helping Hands of St. Louis, Sylvania St. Joseph's Catholic Church and as an elections Poll Worker. She also served on the St. Vincent School of Nursing Alumni Board for over 20 years helping to organize multiple alumni events and delighting in the opportunities to reunite with her fellow classmates. Additionally, she furthered her faith studies and relationship with her creator for the last many years in a women's bible study group through which she enjoyed the comradery and the graces of this group's strong faith and support. She cherished her weekly nights out with friends and found great joy in her friendships, having shared so much love and laughter with them all. We also believe she had a weakness for Pat Sajak, after many years of loyal viewership and a membership in the Wheel Watchers Club. There was rarely a day she missed Wheel of Fortune.

She married her high school sweetheart, Richard (Dick) Schuller, on November 19, 1966, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Toledo, OH and celebrated 53 years of a marriage worth emulating, as theirs was and will always be, the truest love. Before her illness they enjoyed traveling regularly to Florida to take in Spring Training games especially watching the Detroit Tigers and attending the annual Bear Lake family get-together week every August; a tradition going back to 1956.

Kaye loved with a kind heart with patience and modesty. She is dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her creator and are thankful that God shared her with them.

Kaye is survived by her loving family; husband, Richard "Dick" Schuller of Sylvania, OH; sons, Dan (Nora) Schuller [Kristen, Madison, Anna & Brendan] of Winston Salem, NC and Greg (Leslie) Schuller [Mariah and Tyler] of Toledo, OH; daughter, Amy (Aaron) Nolan [Aden, Alexa and Austen] of Galena, OH; sister, Cindy (Jim) Jackson of Oregon, OH; brothers, Mike of Shelby, MI, Pat (Debbie) of Toledo, Joe (Sherry) of Indialantic, FL, and John Poirier of Toledo; sister-in-law, Janet Poirier of Winston Salem, NC; brother-in-law, Jerry Lazette of Pointe Place; and two great grandchildren, Daxton and Paisleigh. She was preceded in death by her parents; father and mother-in-law, Joe and Helen Dorothy (Dugai) Schuller; her brother, Dr. Tim Poirier; sister, Pam Lazette; niece Beth Poirier; and sister-in-law, Kay McGovern.

A memorial gathering for Kaye will be held Friday, March 6, from 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, OH. A funeral Mass will take place Saturday, March 7, at 10:00 a.m. at Sylvania St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Kaye requested to be cremated and her ashes will be interred during a private ceremony at Toledo Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Helping Hands of St. Louis and St. Joseph Catholic Church Sylvania. Condolences and memories can be made at

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Dorothy Joan (Golus) Sikorski

Dorothy Joan (Golus) Sikorski, formerly of Toledo, passed on February 28, 2020. She was a charter member of the former St. Jude Parish, member of Altar and Rosary Society, and American Legion Post 642 Auxiliary.

Loved by all, she enjoyed life as a homemaker and secretary at Surface Combustion. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; grandson, Brady; sisters, Pearl Koralewski, Tillie Katz, Sophie Krolak, Gertrude Zaidel, Sr. Christine Golus, Marian Jozefowicz; and brothers, Raymond and Chester (Sam). She is survived by her sons, Rev. Jeffery, Kenneth (Dan), Randy (Beth); grandson, Max and many other family.

Services are March 7, 2020, at St. Joseph's Maumee. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. with funeral mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by fellowship. Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. March 9, 2020, at Resurrection Cemetery. Donations can be given to Browning Masonic Community or Waterville Fire Department appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, Waterville, OH. To leave an online memory please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Barbara Jean Stegeman

Barbara Jean Stegeman, 81, of Toledo, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the University of Toledo Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 8, 1938, to Allan and Catherine Wilcox. A 1956 graduate of Central Catholic High School, Barbara married James Stegeman in 1958 and worked for the Florian Insurance Company for 54 years.

She enjoyed traveling to Florida, Nevada, Amish Country and to the American Southwest as well as playing bingo, watching cooking shows and old classic movies. She was also an avid Notre Dame and OSU football fan who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, James Francis and Michael Thomas and sister, Patricia A. Cleveland. She is survived by her husband of 61 years James; children, Julie (Doug) Pavelko, James Stegeman, and Dawn (Scott) Zura; grandchildren, Jacqueline (Donald) Newell, Stephen (Katherine) Pavelko, Christine Pavelko, and Michael Pavelko, Katherine "Katie" and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Zura; great grandchildren, Mackenzie Marie Newell and another expected in June; brother, William (Judy) Wilcox and sister, Mary Catherine Whiting; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 2:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 9, 2020, at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the staff at UTMC especially Patty, Gina, Sarah, Melissa, Beth and Dr. Taleb for their special care.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the American Lung Association or to the Dana Cancer Center.

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

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Valette M. “Becky” Stuckey

Stuckey, Valetta M. “Becky”, age 88 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away March 3, 2020. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Harry J. Turner

Harry J. Turner, age 72, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Oregon, Ohio. He was born on July 12, 1947, to Raymond J. and Victoria (Palka) Turner in Toledo, Ohio. Harry worked in maintenance at Sun Oil. He loved animals, especially watching birds, squirrels and rabbits in his backyard. Harry supported many charities, including the Toledo Area Humane Society.

He is survived by his siblings, Randy (Carol) Turner, Barbara (Bob) Yager, Steve (Karen) Turner, and Wayne Turner; many nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Karen Turner. In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Chris.

The family wishes to thank Heartland Hospice and the staff at The Landings of Oregon for the exceptional care during Harry's stay.

Family and Friends will be received on Friday, March 6, 2020, from 4-8 P.M. at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee. Interment will be private. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Toledo Area Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at

www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

James E. Webb

James E. Webb, age 80, of Wauseon and formerly of Toledo, passed away at his home Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Jim was born in Toledo on June 15, 1939, to the late James F. Webb and Mary (Jozsa) Webb. He was a graduate of Woodward High School in Toledo and later entered the U.S Army where he served during the Vietnam War from 1963-1969. Jim later worked for Libbey-Owens-Ford for over 35 years before retiring. He was a member of the Point Place VFW; where he was a past canteen manager and the American Legion Post #110 in Point Place; where he served as a past president. Some of Jim's fondest hobbies included fishing, swimming, billiards and playing Santa Claus during the holidays. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Webb.

Jim is survived by his son, Steven Webb; sister, Verna Williams of Wauseon; step-children, Donna, Joey and Eddie Bais; along with his special niece and caregiver, Susan (Randy) Randolph and great nieces, Heaven and Hailey Randolph.

Friends and family will be received from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Rt. 109 in Delta; where a funeral service honoring Jim's life will begin at 11:00 AM on Wednesday with military rites provided by the Fulton County Honor Guard. A luncheon will be held at the Delta Church of Christ following the service. Interment will take place after the luncheon and be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 2224 Dorr St, in Toledo. Those wishing an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to the American Legion Post #110, 5119 N. Summit St, Toledo, Ohio 43611 in Jim's memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.

Kenneth D. Webster III

Webster III, Kenneth D., age 55 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away March 4, 2020. American Cremation Events, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

William “Bill” Welling

Welling, William “Bill”, age 64 years, of Woodville, OH, passed away March 3, 2020. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Woodville, OH. As published in The Blade

Ilene V. Witt

Witt, Ilene V., age 88 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away March 3, 2020. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Frances A. (Mucci) Wyatt

Frances A. Wyatt, 82, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 12, 1937, in Toledo, Ohio, to James and Helen (Schumacher) Mucci. Frances graduated from Libbey High School and worked various places over the years including: Gladieux Catering and Columbia Gas. She enjoyed making crafts, swimming and hiking. In her younger years, she was a synchronized swimmer and worked as a model.

Frances was an extensive traveler with her husband, Joe, visiting all 50 states. They volunteered together for the Boys and Girls Club and the National Parks. Frances was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Red Hat Society, Silver Sneakers Club at the YMCA, G.A.F and G.B.U. where she was the first Mrs. Claus.

Frances is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Joe Wyatt; children, Francine (Tom) Carver and Doug (Jami) Wyatt; grandchildren, Gage Saucedo, Devon Wyatt, and Lauren Wyatt; brother, Harold (Gloria) Mucci and brother-in-law, Bob Damschroder. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Marion Damschroder.

A memorial gathering will be held at Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Road in Oregon on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cherry St. Mission.

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Jon “Pete” S. Yeager

Yeager, Jon “Pete” S., age 79 years, of Pioneer, OH, passed away March 4, 2020. Thompson Funeral Home, Pioneer, OH. As published in The Blade

March 4, 2020

Leon K. Basilius Sr.

Leon K. Basilius Sr., of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center on February 26, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 10, 1960 in Toledo, OH to Donald and Winifred (Stacey) Basilius Sr. Leon proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and interior decorating. Leon was an avid NASCAR fan, especially Dale Earnhardt Sr., and a great fan of Ohio State University football, representing them in a "house divided". From 1992-99 Leon was a member of the Northwest Ohio Quarter Midget Racing Association.

Leon is survived by his wife of 38 years, Robin R. Basilius; sons, Leon Basilius Jr. and Chris Basilius; grandchildren, Jeffery, Caleb, Anicka, Faith, and Nala; brothers, Donald Basilius Jr., Ed (Marcia) Basilius, and Richie Basilius; sisters, Donna (Ron) Finn and Debbie (Ted) Harder; and father in-law, Thomas McClain. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Carl; sister, Sharon; and mother in-law, C.J. McClain.

Family and friends may visit on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 2-8 p.m. at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH. Funeral services will take place on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Brett Bartlette presiding followed by interment with military honors at Toledo Memorial Park.

A special "thank you" goes to the nurses and doctors at St. Charles Hospital ER and St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center ER and ICU. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered to the Basilius family, care of David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Please share condolences at

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Earl Richard Bennett

Earl "Dick" R. Bennett, 87, of Walbridge, Ohio passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Promedica Ebeid Hospice Residence. He was born on September 18, 1932 in Toledo, Ohio to Earl William and Ogreta Chloe Bennett. Dick was a 1951 graduate of Scott High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1956 and during that time served in the Korean War. Dick worked for over 35 years at National Family Opinion (NFO) before retiring. Dick's hobbies included golfing and making things out of wood. He owned a Shopsmith and spent many hours in his garage making things for co-workers and family members. His favorite pastime though was spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. His grandchildren were always the light of his life.

Earl "Dick" is survived by his daughters, Tammy Ludwig and Tina Bogart; grandchildren, Brittany (Blair) Ellenberger, David Bogart, Ashley Ludwig, and Ryan Ludwig; great-grandchildren Sophia, Connor, and Grady; his sisters-in-law, Bonnie Lutzmann and Betty Holst; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Shirley.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Lake Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Wood County Humane Society.

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Vernon M. Conley

Conley, Vernon M., age 69 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away March 1, 2020. Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Jesse Cutcher

Cutcher, Jesse, age 29 years, of Gibsonburg, OH, passed away February 28, 2020. Herman-Veh Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

Theresa (Dawe) Emrick

Emrick, Theresa (Dawe), age 50 years, of Lambertville, MI, passed away March 3, 2020. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary Ann Fleming

Fleming, Mary Ann, age 80 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away March 2, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Santiago Garza Jr.

Santiago Garza Jr., 85, of Oregon, Ohio passed away March 2, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on October 7, 1934 in Laredo, Texas to Santiago and Octavia (Jaramillo) Garza. Santiago worked as a railroad car repairman for over 45 years, before retiring in 1995. He enjoyed gardening, traveling and liked to dabble in the stock market. Santiago loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Santiago is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Rose Mary; children, Diane (Tony), Gloria, Michael, Richard, Christina and Angela; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and 3 siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents; and 5 siblings.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the funeral home on Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy in Santiago's name can be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

Norma J. Grieser

Grieser, Norma J., age 90 years, of Archbold, OH passed away March 1, 2020. Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Hayfield

Hayfield, Elizabeth M. “Betty”, age 92 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away February 29, 2020. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Jonathan Edwin Hostetter

J. Edwin Hostetter, a resident of Northwood, Ohio, left this earth for heaven on March 1st, 2020 to see his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face. Ed passed away peacefully at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio facility, in Perrysburg, with family members at his side.

Ed was born on February 28th, 1931, to Benjamin and Martha Hostetter in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus was a temporary location for the family, as Ed's parents had recently returned from India, where they had served as missionaries in the 1920's. Ed's older brothers were born in India, while Ed was the first of his siblings born in the U.S.

Most of Ed's boyhood was spent in East Stroudsburg, PA, and upon high school graduation in 1948, he attended Houghton College in western NY, where he majored in mathematics, and where he met his wife of over 65 years, Frances Helen Bassett. They were married in Fran's hometown, Interlaken, NY on April 4th, 1953.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Ed landed a mathematics teaching job at Haverstraw High School, in Haverstraw, NY. He later became head of the math department and then held administrative positions within the North Rockland School District leadership team.

From 1955 to 1973, the family resided in New City, NY, and Ed and Fran were blessed with five children, Ruth, Ed Jr., Suzanne, Tim, and Carol. Then, in 1973, the family moved to Pleasant Valley, NY, as Ed had taken a job as Supervisor of Adult Programs at Dutchess County BOCES in Poughkeepsie, NY. Under Ed's leadership, the continuing education programs in Dutchess County flourished, and received state and national recognition. After retiring from public school administration, Ed served as principal of Tabernacle Christian Academy for several years.

As Ed got older, his faith and personal relationship with Jesus Christ grew stronger. In fact, his last outing, two days before his hospitalization, was to teach a Bible study at the Gardens of St. Francis in Oregon, Ohio. He mustered his remaining strength to fulfill that weekly commitment!

Over the years, Ed held leadership positions in the churches he attended, but his most cherished church involvements were related to music. As a youngster, he loved to sing and play the trumpet, and in college he toured with a brass and vocal quartet, and a trumpet trio. He loved singing in or directing a choir, and serving as a worship leader, which he did for many years at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie, NY.

In addition to musical interests, Ed participated in a number of activities that included competing in 5K's, stamp collecting, and tutoring in all levels of high school math. The family believes that Ed's dedication to long-distance running largely served to justify his love for a daily dose of pie with ice cream.

Ed was predeceased by his wife, Fran (2019); and by his brothers, David (2014) and Albert (2019). Ed always had a deep love and commitment to his family and friends. He is survived by his five children, Ruth (Denis) Nietz of Northwood, OH, Ed (Babette) Hostetter, Jr. of Pleasant Valley, NY, Suzanne Duryee (Brett) of Colorado Springs, CO, Tim (Barbara) Hostetter of Hyde Park, NY, Carol (James) Phillips of Newburgh, NY; his fourteen grandchildren; and his eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, March 6th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and also on Saturday, March 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A memorial service to celebrate Ed's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon for family, friends, and guests. All gatherings will be at the Hoeflinger-Shank Funeral Home, 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ed Hostetter may be sent to Tabernacle Christian Academy, 155 Academy St., Poughkeepsie, NY.

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff in the ICU and Progressive Care units at St. Charles Hospital in Oregon, OH for the outstanding and compassionate care that Ed received in February, and to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio team for their love and support during Ed's final hours. Online condolences may be left at www.Hoeflingerfuneralhome.com

Harry Arthur Jacobs

Harry Arthur Jacobs, age 95 of Toledo, made his final flight to heaven Monday, March 2, 2020, from StoryPoint Senior Living in Waterville, Ohio. On the family farm in Petersburg, Michigan, Harry and twin brother Herbert were born on September 25, 1924 to Cornia and Letha (Bowling) Jacobs. After graduating from Lambertville High School and attending Toledo University on scholarship for a year, Harry followed his calling to enlist in the US Army during World War II serving in the European Theater. He remained a proud WWII veteran and VFW member for the entirety of his adult life. Upon his return to the states, Harry met the love of his life Alice Estes on a blind date. They were married on April 30, 1949 and were blessed with 70 wonderful years together. Spending 37 years at the GM Chevrolet plant, Harry retired in 1986 as supervisor of the Data Processing Department. He was a long-time member of the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour. Beginning when he and his twin purchased a WACO biplane, soaring through the sky as a licensed pilot became his life-long hobby. Harry and Alice spent many vacations flying to explore the beauty of the US and Canada. On warm summer days, Harry could be found in the Irish Hills piloting his boat for hours while towing whomever dared on tubes and water skis. Harry also had a passion for woodworking and his many creations are treasured by family and friends. A devoted family man and friend, Harry will be remembered with love by all who knew him.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Cheryl Goring, an infant daughter; and brothers, Charles and Herbert Jacobs.

Harry is survived by his wife, Alice; daughter, Deborah (James) Alexander; grandchildren, Nicole (Mike) DuVall, Bradford (Carrie) Alexander, Kurtis (fiancée Erin) Alexander, Derrick (Stephanie) Schuler, Dean (Abbey) Schuler, Dale Schuler; and great-grandchildren, Preston and Noah Schuler, and Michael, Lucelia, and Alexander DuVall.

Harry's family would like to sincerely thank the staffs of StoryPoint and Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care during his final days.

Friends and family will be welcomed Friday, March 6, 2020 from 3-7 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave., Toledo. Additional visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 2820 W. Alexis Rd., Toledo, followed by his church service at 11 am. Interment will follow services at Whiteford Union Cemetery.

Those wishing to offer memorials in Harry's name are asked to consider the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour (2820 Alexis Rd., Toledo) or Heartland Hospice (28555 Starbright Blvd. Suite E, Perrysburg). Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Richard W. Korn

Richard W. Korn, 81, of Toledo, passed away on March 2, 2020 at Hickory Ridge of Temperance, MI surrounded by his family. He was born in Campbell, OH, on October 28, 1938 to Ernest and Muriel (Hanna) Korn. Richard married the love of his life, Evelyn McNealy, on April 9, 1960 and together they raised 3 children.

Richard graduated from Whitmer High School in 1958 and majored in Mathematics at The University of Toledo. He retired from General Motors after 44 years of service as a Machine Repairman and Skilled Trades Committee Man. He enjoyed cooking for everyone, and loved to go "Krogering". He was a fantastic cook and you couldn't stop by without being offered something to eat. He loved going to the casino and he almost always left with more money in his pocket than what he walked in with. We had our very own "lucky charm". He enjoyed spending time singing and playing music in the bands, "The Belairs" and "Winstons" with his brothers in the 1950's. Most of all, he worked hard and lived his life to provide and care for his family. He was the "rock" in our family and we could always count on him to be there to love and support us, no matter what. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn; children, Kelly (Kenny) Miller, Lisa Drake and Kevin Korn; grandchildren, Julie Adams, Brandon Hatfield, Aaron (Daniel) Bailey, Kristofer Miller and Corey Drake; great grandchildren, Dylan and Dawson Adams and Zayne Barker; sister, Phyllis Michael; brothers, Dave (Barb) Korn, Merle (Sandee) Korn, Gary (Karen) Korn and Doug (Jenny) Korn; sister-in-law, Donna Korn; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Muriel Korn; sister, Patty Korn; and brothers, Edwin Korn and George Korn.

Visitation will be at the Reeb Funeral Home of Sylvania, OH on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday, March 6, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. when the funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences to

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Judith A. Lake

Judith A. Lake, 75, beloved daughter, sister and aunt, went to be with the Lord on March 3, 2020. She was born June 13, 1944 to Vern and Elizabeth Lake.

A graduate of Rogers High School, Class of 1963, she owned the Style Rite Beauty Salon on Monroe Street and worked at the Pharm/Rite-Aid for many years. Judith was a lifelong member of St. Pius X Church.

Judith is survived by her brother, Richard (Patricia) Lake Sr.; nephews, Richard (Mary) Lake Jr., Matthew (Afton) Lake and niece, Julia (Casey) Clements and great nieces, Alex and Emily and great nephew, Braden. She will be dearly missed.

Friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X Church. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Condolences for Judith's family may be expressed online at

www.ansberg-west.com

Roger Allen Lichtenwald

Roger Allen Lichtenwald passed away peacefully on February 29, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio with his wife and daughters at his side. He was in his 74th year. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Roger was born on January 9th, 1946 in Wauseon, Ohio. He graduated from Camden Frontier High School, went on to Stautzenberger drafting school and later graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

While Roger attended school he worked at Owens Illinois (Solder Glass) and Haughton Elevator. He went on to work at American Warming and Ventilating for nearly four decades, where he became Vice President of Engineering. He held two patents.

He loved participating and watching all kinds of sports. He was fiercely competitive but not a sore loser. There wasn't a golf course he didn't love, but Fallen Timbers was his home course, he would play everyday if given the chance. He was a wisecracker and one of the most loyal Michigan Wolverine fans ever! He was a friendly, fun loving and caring man with a sense of humor that never quit. Friends and loved ones describe him as "one of those souls that you liked, admired and trusted the instant you met him", the kindest, most gentle, and, "the best of the best of us".

Roger is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shereth (Judd) Lichtenwald; daughters, Cynthia Lichtenwald-Penka and his grandsons, Judd & Cole Penka, Melissa and Patrick Lichtenwald-Thomas and their children Annabelle & George; his sister, Carolyn (Frank) Voelker, and their children Dean, Dawn (Bristow) and Derek; and uncle, Roy Lessing; sister-in law, Linda, husband David and daughters Kristin (Johnson), Abbey (Farish)Meyerholtz, Rima Juergens and Logan Deal. Roger was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard Lichtenwald.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd. Waterville, OH. A Memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Timothy Philabaum officiating. Immediately following the service there will be a celebration of Roger's life at the Fallen Timbers golf course clubhouse.

Donations in Roger's memory are encouraged to the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. To leave an online condolence please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Evelyn “Dean” Liggins

Liggins, Evelyn “Dean,” age 75 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away February 27, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Renate Hedwig (Dahms) Mericle

Renate Hedwig (Dahms) Mericle, 71, of Perrysburg, passed away February 23, 2020 at St. Lukes Hospital with her loving family by her side.

In honor of Renate, friends and family are invited to attend a luncheon and celebration of her life on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Schaller Memorial Hall, 130 W. Indiana Ave, Perrysburg, Ohio from 12-3 p.m.

Judy K. Obermyer

Obermyer, Judy K., age 77 years, of Genoa, OH, passed away March 1, 2020. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Luckey, OH. As published in The Blade

Nicholas Panos

Panos, Nicholas, age 44 years, of Oregon, OH, passed away February 29, 2020. Habegger Funeral Services, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Gary A. Pfundt, Jr.

Gary A. Pfundt Jr. of Maumee, Ohio passed away in his home Sunday March 1, 2020 after a courageous battle with pancreatic and liver cancer.

Gary was born in Bay City, Michigan where he resided into his twenties, until he moved to NW Ohio. Gary graduated from T.L. Handy High School in 1987; and it was there where he excelled on the baseball field, serving as the starting catcher on the varsity team. He continued to play baseball in college at Saginaw Valley State University until he graduated with a BS in Accounting in 1992. His love of baseball would be the foundation of an unbreakable bond between him and his children later in life.

After college, Gary received his certification as a Public Accountant in 1996 and his Valuation Analyst certification in 1997. Gary is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accounts, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Gary was very active in NACVA and, as such, is a member of the NACVA Grading Team, and the Exam & Grading Committee.

In 1995, Gary married Kimberly (Wagner) Pfundt, who was his support and care-taker until the end. They have two hard working and athletic children; Hannah, 17 and Drew, 15; who both share in a passion for softball and baseball with their dad.

Gary is survived by Kim and the kids; his sister, Christine Pfundt; his mother, Joan Solmonson; his father, Gary Pfundt Sr. and his step-mom, Mary Pfundt; his step-brother, Mike Brondsetter; his step-sister, Paula Griffin and his two nieces Sarah and Katie; his father-in-law, James Wagner; along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Gary was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Helen Francoline, Merle Morrisette, Dolores Sochacki; his brother in law, Chad Griffin; and his mother in law, Audrey Wagner.

Gary's philosophy in life was simple: Work Hard, Play Hard. He took great pride in his career, and loved to play both baseball and golf. If you needed to find him, the best places to look would be his office, a golf course or casino, or sitting around a bonfire with friends playing country music. Gary cherished taking trips to Myrtle Beach with family for beach vacations; and with "the guys" for frequent golf trips. He generously opened up his condo there for countless friends and their families to enjoy. But, nothing made Gary happier than watching Hannah and Drew play ball. He spent countless hours with them both- hitting, practicing, and watching them excel on the field. His pride in their efforts, along with their teammates, was evident to all. He was dedicated to both his family and friends, and will be greatly missed.

Friends and family are welcomed at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo for Visitation Friday, March 6th from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 7th at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Patrick of Heatherdowns Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the Anthony Wayne Spirit of Giving or the Anthony Wayne High School Athletic Boosters.

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

William Michael Pippin

Pippin, William Michael, age 45 years, of Pioneer, OH, passed away February 28, 2020. Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

James Daniel Pless

James Daniel Pless, 58, of Sylvania Ohio born on September 29, 1961 passed away peacefully on March 2, 2020.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; children, Ashlee (Brian) Ellis, Holly (Greg) Nadeau, Katie, Kalleigh, Renae (Jeff) Houttekier and Grant; eight grandchildren, Connor, Hunter, Braxton, Aiden, Ryder, Greyson, Kenley and Adiley; two sisters, Cindy (Greg) Steidinger and Christina Hopings and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant son, James Michael Pless; father, James Larry Pless; mother, Jacqueline Harlen Downing (Pless); and brother-in-law, Mark Hopings.

A celebration of life will be conducted at a later date.

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure....you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure...

Sharon Rainwasser

Rainwasser, Sharon, age 84 years, of Beachwood, OH, passed away February 29, 2020. Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Lee Ann Richter

Lee Ann (Esterly) Richter, age 67 of Toledo, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at her home. She was born on August 19, 1952 in Findlay, Ohio to Bruce Everett and Vivian Marie (Decker) Esterly.

Lee is survived by a son, Brody (Angie) Richter of Waunakee, Wisconsin; a daughter, Erin (Daniel) Weber of Davidsonville, Maryland; and four grandchildren, Finley Richter, Harlow Richter, Jacob Weber and Grace Weber. Lee is also survived by a sister, Marsha (Jack) Williams of Findlay.

Lee worked for the Ohio State University Extension for more than ten years in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, and horticulture including the Master Gardener and the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist programs. Among her loves were spending time with family and friends, gardening, traveling, and caring for her many pets over the years. She was a loyal friend and kind to all she met. Lee will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 3-5:00 p.m. at KIRKPATRICK-BEHNKE FUNERAL HOME, 500 Lima Avenue, Findlay, Ohio 45840. A private family funeral will be held on Saturday.

Memorials in Lee's honor can be made to the Black Swamp Conservancy, P.O. Box 332, Perrysburg, OH 43552, blackswamp.org/donate-now.

Condolences may be shared online at www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.

Larry K. Saunders

Larry K. Saunders, age 66, of Toledo, passed away February 29, 2020 at Genacross of Lutheran Village. He was born October 7, 1953 in Toledo to John Wesley Saunders and Gertrude (Pearson) Drane and also his stepfather Hubert Anderson. Larry served in the US Army as a Sergeant for over 20 years. While in the Army, Larry repaired the heavy equipment and artillery vehicles. He was employed with Belle Tire for more than 16 years. Larry loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

Larry is survived by his wife of 20 years, Sheila M. Saunders; children, Darnell (Renada) L. Saunders and Velvet Anne Saunders; grandchildren, Ramar D. Saunders, Jasmine T. Saunders, Kaiden N. Saunders and Devin L. Saunders; great-granddaughter, Aleigha Saunders; sisters, Anna E. Rayford and Antoinette E. Lewis; cousin/brother, Phillip R. Knighton; and step-son, Kevin (Jami) E. Williamson; a host of cousins, friends and extended family. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his brother, Clifford R. Saunders and special aunt, Evelyn Knighton Jackson.

The family will receive guests Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at The Refreshing Place, 2500 Nebraska Ave, Toledo. Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at The Refreshing Place.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in Larry's memory.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Kenneth Rodney Summers

Summers, Kenneth Rodney, age 51 years, of Ottawa Lake, MI, passed away February 29, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Danialle J. “Dani” Swan

Swan, Danialle J. “Dani”, age 28 years, of Montpelier, OH, passed away February 29, 2020. Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

Betty Jean Toedter

Betty Jean Toedter, 96, was welcomed into the Lord's open arms, on March 1, 2020. She was born May 14, 1923, in Toledo.

Betty served the Lord relentlessly through her adult life. Witnessing through bible studies for neighbors or opening up her home for high schoolers, who would pack her living room, weekly. Being a "Lighthouse" at her Christian bookstore or the grocery store, she was always willing to share the word of God with everyone she met.

Betty is now reunited with her husband, Bill; daughter, Babi and countless family members. Let the heavens rejoice!!!

Betty is survived by her 4 loving children; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchilden.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m., at Westgate Chapel, 2500 Wilford Drive. Committal services will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Westgate Chapel Missionary Fund. Ansberg-West Funeral Directors (419) 472-7633. Condolences may be sent to Jean's family at

www.ansberg-west.com

Marvin Tolles

Tolles, Marvin, age 85 years, of McClure, OH, passed away March 2, 2020. Hanneman Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, OH. As published in The Blade

Richard H. (Harry B) Tulk

Richard H. Tulk (Harry B), age 81, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at home and surrounded by his loving family.

Richard was born June 1, 1938 to parents Harry Benjamin and Evelyn Viola Tulk in Detroit, Michigan. Richard lived in Toledo Ohio but made Swanton, Ohio his home for more than 50 years.

After Richard graduated from Swanton High School, he joined the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged after serving 4 years.

Upon returning home from the service, he decided to get into police work and graduated from the Ross Enright Peace Officers Training School in May of 1967. Afterward he completed a two week seminar at the University of Toledo and The Ohio Youth Commission in September of 1969 followed by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation course in June of 1970. In addition, he successfully completed the Bomb & Sabotage Course in June of 1970. He also received a certificate from The Division of State Fire Marshal for recognition and proper handling of explosives. Richard joined the Swanton Police Department where he became patrol officer and sergeant.

After several years with the Swanton Police Department, Richard joined the Lucas

County Sheriff's Department where he was a road patrol officer and later being promoted to the detective bureau. Richard loved police work and investigation homicides. He was often praised for delicately handling cases where families were involved. Richard stepped away from many years of police work and joined the Neighborhood Improvement Foundation of Toledo (NIFTI) where he was the director for 18 years and retiring in May of 2000.

Richard was a past member of the Swanton Elks Lodge #2462 and the Whitehouse American Legion Post #384. He was a lifelong and proud Democrat and was Chairman of the Fulton County Democratic Party for 3 years.

One of the biggest accomplishments was his continued commitment and dedication to A.A. (Dr. Bob and Bill). Richard was an inspiration to many. His ardent support with A.A. will be greatly missed.

Richard will be remembered for keeping an immaculate lawn. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley; his daughter, Stephanie Woodward and his grandsons, Seth and Samuel Woodward.

Visition will be held Thursday, March 5th from 10 a.m. to 12:00 (Noon) at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton, where services will begin at 12:00 (Noon). Interment, with Military Honors, will follow at Springfield Twp. Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Area Humane Society or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.weigelfuneralhomes.com

Robert Paul “Salty” Walther

Walther, Robert Paul “Salty,” age 75 years, of Deshler, OH, passed away March 2, 2020. Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, OH. As published in The Blade

Sarah Maude Winter

Winter, Sarah Maude, age 93 years, of Grand Rapids, OH, passed away February 29, 2020. Habegger Funeral Services, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

March 3, 2020

Richard P. Anderson

Richard P. Anderson, 90, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, March 1, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Richard "Dick" was the son of Harold and Margaret (Meilink) Anderson. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on April 10, 1929, just months before the onset of the Great Depression. He received his education at Maumee St Joseph's Catholic School, Toledo Central Catholic High School, and Michigan State University where he earned a degree in Dairy Science and was a proud member of Farmhouse Fraternity. Upon graduation, he spent 2 years in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant.

Dick was raised on a dairy farm where he later built his own home and raised his family. He frequently expressed gratitude for the blessing of spending his entire life on that same piece of property. Staying home from high school for two years to help operate the farm while his older brothers were away in the service during WWII, Dick learned the value of work, the importance of family, and the depth, breadth, and value of his capabilities.

In 1953, Dick married Frances Heilman, and together they raised 6 children, who will be forever grateful for the example they set as a couple, as parents, and as people. Throughout their 66-year marriage, Dick and Fran shared a tender lightheartedness that may have been the secret to their stability. Their individual talents blended in a unique way that magnified their impact as a couple.

Along with his dad, mom and five siblings, Dick was a founding member of The Andersons, a family agribusiness. He spent his entire working career intimately involved in helping that organization grow from a single facility in 1947 to the large public company that it is today. He started unloading grain trucks as an 18-year-old in 1947. He played an instrumental role in the company's expansion into adjacent industries in retailing and plant nutrients. As the company's chief executive from 1984 to 1999, he guided the organization through some challenging times including a severe draught in 1988 and the conversion from a family partnership to a public corporation in 1996.

In addition to his career, he lived a life of service to the community. He spent endless hours sharing his time, talent, and treasure with dozens of charitable organizations.

After retirement, he gracefully transitioned his energy and insight into a second life that included skiing with his children and grandchildren, international bicycle trips with his wife and friends, woodworking, gardening, and engagement with the Toledo Symphony, its musicians and their music.

Dick is survived by his wife, Fran, and their children, Chris and Susan Anderson, Dan and Lynn Anderson, Jim and Kristan Anderson, Martha and John Corcoran, Jenny and Von Miller, and Tim and Donna Anderson; 24 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Kraus; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Tom, Bob, and Don; and sister, Sue.

Friends and family will be received at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo on Thursday, March 5, 2020 and Friday March 6, 2020 from 3-8 p.m. The Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday at the church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Toledo Symphony, the Sisters of Notre Dame-United in One Heart campaign, St. Joan of Arc Church, or the Toledo Museum of Art. Arrangements by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Andrew R. Freeman Jr.

Freeman, Andrew R. Jr., age 70 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away February 27, 2020. American Cremation Events, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Donald R. Hade

Hade, Donald R., age 90 of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away on Sunday, March 1, following a brief illness. Don, was one of the friendliest gentlemen you would ever want to meet and know. He was born on September 5, 1929 in Old Fort, Ohio. A son of the late Russell and Esther (Creeger) Hade DeYo. Surviving are his large and loving family which includes his bride of 69 years Joyce Elaine (Hazel) Hade whom he met, in of all places, a funeral home. It was love at first sight for Don, and life would never be the same for either Don or Joyce. They married in Holland, Ohio on January 27, 1951. Also surviving are his three children, Debra A. "Debbi" (Steven) Moore of Dayton, Ohio, Chris L. (Terry) Hade of Maumee, Ohio and Julie J. (Rick) Kosier of Maumee; 7 grandchildren, Courtnee (Kaleb) Held, John (Heather) Kosier, Nikole (Chris) Dubon, Toby Hade, Nick Hade, Travis Moore, and Jillian (Shawn) Kovacs; 14 Great-grandchildren, Kailee, Keegan, Camryn, Noah, Izabelle, Christian, Maxwell, Ivan, Matthew, Noah, Levi, Cody, Amelia, and Keir. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by Step-father Allen DeYo, and brother Robert Hade. Don retired from Foodtown Corporation in 1994 as the Manager of the meat department in Waterville, Ohio. He proudly served in the US Army and US Army Reserves for over 13 years. And, although never having seen combat he was forever trained by the US Army for that possibility during the Cold War. Don and Joyce are longtime and active members of Bethel Assembly of God. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Bethel Assembly of God, 665 W. Indiana Ave. Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, where services will follow at 6:00 p.m. Don will be laid to rest at Dayton National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551 or Bethel Assembly of God. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerhazelsnider.com

Lola Mae Santure

Santure, Lola Mae, age 94 years, of Erie, MI, passed away March 1, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Margaret J. Venzke

Venzke, Margaret J., age 92 years, of Elmore, OH, passed away March 2, 2020. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Lowell W. Wetter

Wetter, Lowell W., age 92 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away February 27, 2020. American Cremation Events, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

March 1, 2020

Leo "Bud" Francis Abair

Leo "Bud" Francis Abair passed peacefully at Sunset Village on February 26, 2020, in Sylvania, Ohio, at the age of 94. Born on April 17, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio, to Lawrence and Edna (Parachek) Abair.

Bud graduated in 1943 from Central Catholic High School. After serving in WWII he married Jean Marie Uhl on June 7, 1947, sharing 50 years of marriage in raising their four girls. His faith shown as a 75-year member and usher of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Sylvania.

Surviving are daughters, Janice (Kenneth) Folger, Burlington, Iowa, Joyce Perry, Toledo, Lois Hinkleman, Sylvania, Patricia (Ralph) Spitulski, Toledo; five grandchildren, Rebecca (Andrew) Bork, Sylvania, Thomas (Jessica) Perry, Cedar Park, Texas, Jacob (Stephanie) Folger, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Angela (William) Prottsman, Burlington, Iowa, Nannette (Jason) Mansell, Burlington, Iowa; ten great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy Abair, Point Place, Ohio. Preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and Edna; wife Jean; siblings, Raymond Abair and Jacqueline Langenhorst, and son-in-law, Cal Hinkleman.

Bud was an avid bird dog hunter and fisherman over his lifetime; being very active in the Toledo Bass Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family at their various lake destinations in the region. His daughters cherish memories of their dad enjoying a cigar and Manhattan looking over the water from his "Lake House" porch.

Bud proudly served in WWII in the Merchant Marines as engineer on the steamship "USS Stage Door Canteen". He was a 60-year member of the Toledo UA Local 50 Union, retiring from Bradwell HVAC. Family remembers him as being able to fix just about anything, applying skills he learned and valued from his dad. Everyone knew Bud as the great handyman in the Sylvania area.

A private reception for family and friends will be held near his birthday to celebrate Bud's life. Donations may be made to Ashanti Hospice https://www.sunset-communities.org/give/ or charity of choice. The Abair family expresses their heartfelt thanks to his home care giver Lynn, Sunset Village staff and Ashanti Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care provided to Bud and support to his family. Condolences may be sent to patspitulski@gmail.com

Kelly Alexander

Kelly S. Alexander lost her long 20 plus year battle to Multiple Sclerosis on Saturday, February 22, 2020 ,at the age of 50. She was born in Toledo on June 16, 1969, to Kenneth E. Alexander and Charlotte L. (Mission) Alexander and graduated from Whitmer High School in 1987 with her cosmetology license.

Kelly was preceded in death by both of her parents, Ken and Lonie Alexander. She is survived by her daughter, Kayla (Korey) Price; granddaughter, Kallie; brothers, Ken (Mary) Alexander, Tim (Shannon) Alexander and Steve (Carol) Alexander; as well as many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

The family would like to direct memorial tributes to the M.S. foundation in honor of Kelly.

Her family will receive friends at the Castillo Funeral Home, 1757 Tremainsville Rd., Tuesday after 3 PM followed a Celebration of Life Service at 7:30 PM. Private inurnment will be held at a later date.

www.celebratelifetoledo.com

Phyllis R. Allen

Phyllis R. Allen passed away on February 29, 2020, at Ebeid Hospice after a long illness. Visitation will at the Reeb Funeral Home on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 11 a.m. until the funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Entombment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

www.reebfuneralhome.com

James Armbruster

Armbruster, James L., age 84 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away February 28, 2020. Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Holgate, OH

Elizabeth “Liz” Basco

Bacso, Elizabeth “Liz”, age 79 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away February 27, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory,

Marilyn "Marty" Pheatt Born

Marty, 89, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2020, surrounded by her children. She was born on July 28, 1930, in Hollywood, CA, raised in Toledo, OH and resided in East Lansing. She was the daughter of Mary Ermina Pheatt and James Irving Mitchell, and when her mother remarried, Martin George Smith adopted her.

Married to Jack Born for 25 years, she was a member of the Junior League and Kappa Kappa Gamma. She leaves behind three children, Bob (Debbie) Born, Jennie Born and Judy (Peter) Westers; seven grandchildren, Rob, Kate, Jack and Marshall Born, and Silas, Koby and Abbie Westers; two sisters-in-law, Jane Smith and Barb Glendening; plus beloved nieces and nephews.

Marty worked as a travel agent, in retail at Jacobson's and was an avid antique collector. She will be remembered for her wit, creativity, card playing abilities, and great friendships.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Marty Born to The Junior League of Lansing Endowment Fund.

Johnny R. Cameron

Johnny R. Cameron, age 66, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, peacefully died February 28, 2020, at home.

John Cameron of Swanton, Ohio, retired from Maumee Stamping Plant after 20 years. He worked with fellow Local 1892 members. He immensely enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting.

He was born March 7th, 1953, in Ironton, Ohio, to Kathryn and Estil Cameron who passed before him. Preceded in death by step father, Larry Smotherman. He settled in the Toledo area in 1980. He was a 1971 graduate of Raceland High School in Raceland, Kentucky.

Surviving are his wife, Amy; daughter Jennifer Cameron; sons, Alexander (Joy) Northup and Joshua (Elisha) Northup; brother, Larry (Kathy) Cameron, and grandchildren, Ryan, Robbie Northup and Clarissa Northup. Also left to cherish his memory were many cousins and his favorite cousin, David Hudson; closest friend, Ed Craig. Granddaughter, Mckenzie Northup, preceded him in death.

Celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 3rd, at Heritage Church of God, 3520 Strayer Rd, Maumee, OH, with funeral service at noon and a luncheon gathering afterwards. Arrangements made by Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo.

The family suggests tributes to American Cancer Society or to the Cleveland Clinic.

Sidney Allen Cottrell

Sidney Allen Cottrell, 65, of Toledo, passed away February 26, 2020, in Millbury. He was born June 6, 1954, to Sidney S. and Katherine (Kossman) Cottrell in Toledo.

Sidney is survived by his siblings, Kevin (Rita) Cottrell, Denise Lutman, Scott (Dawn) Cottrell; five nieces; three nephews; three great-nieces; and two great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; niece, Amanda; brother-in-law, Bob Lutman.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Road in Oregon on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 5-7 p.m. with a memorial service to be held at 7. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

www.freckchapel.com

Daniel Louis Cutchall

Daniel L. "Goober" Cutchall, 53, of Walbridge, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee. He was born on April 11, 1966, in Oregon, Ohio to Sandra (Haar) Cutchall.

Daniel was a chef at Smokey's Barbeque Roadhouse. When he wasn't working, you could find Dan either breaking, fixing, or messing with anything that had to do with a Jeep. He was an avid drag racing fan and he was excited when it came to Norwalk's "Night Under Fire" event. Daniel's first love was cooking. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family; from flying kites with his grandchildren to setting off fireworks, anything that was fun. Dan was a man of few words but he was always there whenever anyone needed help. In the words of Daniel, "I'm not lost, I'm just exploring."

Dan is survived by his life partner, Christina "Tina" (Norwalk); children, Chelsea (Lee) Reamsnyder of Clay Center, Daniel Louis Cutchall of Walbridge, Chase W. Cutchall of Toledo and Douglas P. Bergman of Genoa; mother, Sandra Cutchall of Genoa; brother, Clay (Brandy) Cutchall of Elmore; grandchildren, Charlotte, Edward "Eddie", Henry and Vivian; and special friend, Fran Drummond of Marblehead. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edna and Ervin Haar; sister, Jennifer V. Cutchall; mother-in-law, Susan Norwalk and guardian angels, Red and Sally Oberhause.

Visitation for Daniel will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Cedar Creek Church, 29129 Lime City Road, Perrysburg. Funeral services will begin at 12:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Daniel's honor to the Penta County Vocational School Culinary Program. Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West Street, Genoa, Ohio, had the honor in assisting his family. Online condolences may be shared at:

walkerfuneralhomes.com

Wilma Louise (Davis) Doebler

Wilma Louise (Davis) Doebler, age 93, was born November 5, 1926, to Benjamin and Mabel (Allen) Davis in Columbus, OH. and entered the Kingdom of Heaven on February 27, 2020. She married Carl F. Doebler, Jr. on June 14, 1947. Together they raised 3 daughters, Carol Young (Mike Peleshok), Jean Doebler and Janice (Richard) Stewart.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI, until the time of the funeral service at 12 Noon. She will be buried alongside her husband in Patterson Cemetery, Patterson, OH, at 3:30. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pilgrim Church, 1375 Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH.

bedfordfuneralchapel.com

Doris Eppard

Doris Eppard, age 73, of Toledo, passed away February 22, 2020, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Doris was born January 3, 1947, in Toledo to Calvin and Gisele (Richard) Brauer. Doris enjoyed gardening, traveling, cross stitching and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard E. Eppard; children, Mark E. (Melissa) Eppard, Thomas W. (Sarah) Eppard, Jeanette M. (Tom) Roesner; grandchildren, Cory, Brian, Ashly, Alicia (Joe), Allison, Brandon, Molly and Emily; two great grandchildren; a sister, Colette (Ben) Hale.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Annette and Richard.

The family will receive guests Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 12 - 5:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Road (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 1:00 pm. at the funeral home followed by private burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society or Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Doris' memory.

To leave a special message for Doris' family, please visit

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Gerald W. Fox

Gerald W. Fox, age 87, of Walbridge, died Friday, February 28, 2020, at Windsor Lane Health Care in Gibsonburg. He was born December 15, 1932, in Toledo to Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Alma Knorr)

Fox. He retired as an electrician from BP Refinery after 25 years of service. Gerald was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Millbury.

Survived by his wife, Koneta Fox of Walbridge; daughter, Linda (Jeff) Goblirsch of Rossford; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Penny and son, William.

Friends will be received at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Walbridge, OH (701 N. Main St.) on Tuesday from 2-8 PM where Services will be held on Wednesday at 2 PM. Burial, Lake Twp. Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at:

www.witzlershank.com

Sandra L. "Sandy" Ganzel

Sandra L. "Sandy" Ganzel, age 75, of Toledo, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at The Toledo Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on May 13, 1944, to Carl and Luella (Horton) Seely in Toledo. Sandy was a graduate of Whitmer High School and worked as a legal secretary throughout most of her life at various law firms. She was a longtime member of Dendarah Court No.10, Ladies' Oriental Shrine of North America in Toledo where she was the Dendarah Chorus Directress (30 years) and Grand Chorus Directress for many years. She truly enjoyed the friendship and camaraderie from the ladies in the group and the love she had for singing and making memories.

Above everything, Sandy was a doting grandma to three precious grandchildren. They were her everything and she looked forward to all of their school and sporting events, she was their #1 fan! She will be remembered as a loving and supportive mom, grandma and friend to many.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Laura (Thomas) Ganzel Ulrich and Eric (Jessica) Ganzel; grandchildren, Adriana, Nathan and Dylan; niece and roommate, Terry McMahon; step-daughters, Kathy Spetz, Lynne Hooper and Patti Syrek and their children, Ricky, Rachael, Nick, Angela and Marcus and many cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald "Jerry" Ganzel; sisters, Joyce and Dorothy.

The family will receive guests on Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 2-8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with her Memorial Service starting at 6:00 p.m. There will also be a Dendarah L.O.S.N.A. Funeral Ceremony immediately following the memorial service.

In Sandy's memory Memorial Contributions may be made to Adult Congenital Heart Association, an organization that Sandy thought highly of since her own son faced many challenges with his congenital heart defect, 280 North Providence Road Suite 6, Media, Pennsylvania 19063.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Nila J. "Nina" Gilliland

Nila J. "Nina" Gilliland, 81, of Toledo, OH, passed away on February 19, 2020, at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Toledo in the presence of her loving family. She was born on May 4, 1938, in Detroit, MI, to Eugene and Ruth (Bedford) Rusher and Nila married Gale W. "PaPa" Gilliland.

She retired from Toledo Hospital after many years of service as a Supervisor of Housekeeping.

Nila enjoyed bingo, poker and going to the casino; basically anything to do with gambling she was there.

Nila is survived by her loving children, Dierdre (Mark) Bahls and Eugene (Dawn) Wood; grandchildren, Josh, Noah, Carl and Chris; great-grandchildren, Mayci, Lexi, Kendall, Aurora and Aryssa; and sister, Genie (Donald) Sanford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale; siblings, Linda Smith and Bill Rusher. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

A private family service for burial will be held at Toledo Memorial Park with a memorial service to follow. Date is still undetermined. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (419-269-1111) Condolences may be shared at:

blanchardstrabler.com

Mary Margaret Gladman

Gladman, Mary Margaret, age 95 years, of Lakeside, OH, passed away February 28, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH.

Mr. Gregory M. Green, Jr.

Mr. Green, Jr., 38, passed Wednesday, February 26, 2020. He was a 2012 graduate of the Jesup W. Scott High School and was a self-employed contractor.

He is survived by mother, Esther Flowers; father, Gregory M. Green, Sr.; wife, Taquila J. Green; daughter, Alaijah Jones; son, Gregory, III; 2 brothers and 6 sisters.

Funeral Services 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, preceded by a 10 a.m. Family Hour/Wake.

cbrownfuneralhome.com

David William Hall

David William Hall, age 72, of Toledo, passed away Friday, February 28, 2020, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 10, 1947, in Toledo, OH, to Melvin and Phyllis (Boyce) Hall. David was born and raised in Point Place and returned there 12 years ago, residing with his "Soulmate" Julie Blaze and beloved German Shepherd, Sheba. He attended Woodward High School and The University of Toledo and spent his employment career working for the City of Toledo as a Foreman in the Sewer Department. David was an avid golfer from age 10, achieving 5 holes-in-one. His favorite golf league was in the Commodore Club where he was a 27-year member. He was a lifelong diehard fan of OSU and the Cleveland Browns. He also was a supporter of the VFW. David was a generous man who was kind to all and had a wonderful sense of humor. He will be dearly missed.

David is survived by his loving partner, Julie Blaze; son, Jeffrey (Jenny) Hall; daughter, Stacy Hartman; stepdaughters, Michelle (Philip) Wright-Gunzman and Katie Junja; stepdaughter-in-law, Erica Wright; grandchildren, Stephanie, Noah, Zachary, Samantha, Destiny, Bradley, Sarilyn, David, Jocelyn, and Wesley; 6 great-grandchildren (with 2 more on the way); siblings, Kathy (David) Lindsey and James (Heather) Hall; and nieces and nephews, David Lindsey Jr., Julie (Josh) Greenlee, Kristy Hall, and Todd Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 wives, Linda Wozniak and Linda Gonzales Wright; stepson, Bradley Wright; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

Family and friends may visit Saturday, March 7, from 2-7 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. Visitation will conclude with a Funeral Service at 7 p.m. with Deacon James Dudley presiding. A celebration of David's life will be held in April.

Memorial donations may be given to the Toledo Humane Society. Online condolences can be shared at

www.sujkowski.com

Roddy D. Hinsey Sr.

May 2, 1951 - Feb 22, 2020

Roddy D. Hinsey Sr, age 68, of Toledo, passed away February 22, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 11:00 a.m., at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4703 N. Summit St, Toledo, OH 43611. American Cremation Events assisted the family with arrangements.

Renate U. Hoff

Renate U. Hoff, age 93, passed away February 27, 2020, at St. Luke's Hospital. Renate was born January 19, 1927, in Bad Cannstatt, Germany, to Philipp and Else (Roll) Meier. As a young adult in Germany she volunteered as a "Candy Striper" during WWII. She was employed with Calphalon for more than 23 years before retiring. Renate was a devout Christian whose greatest support and strength came from the Lord. In her free time, Renate enjoyed traveling. During her travels she visited: Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, China, Alaska, Israel, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean. Renate was an avid painter and reader. She crocheted numerous afghans for every member of her family as well as 75 afghans that were donated to a foster children's camp. Renate also volunteered her time by teaching reading to non reading adults and teaching English as a second language. She was also a wonderful cook who enjoyed preparing dinners for her family gatherings.

In addition to her parents, Renate was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond Hoff. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Heidi (Paul) Williams, Michael Kunzer, Richard Kunzer and Susan (Robert) Szymanski; sister, Elfriede Wurster; grandchildren, Jason Williams, Jonathan (Leandra) Williams, Ryan Kunzer, Michael Kunzer, Lindsay Kunzer, Matthew Kunzer, Erik Szymanski, Christine (Jason) Klocheska and Lauren Szymanski; along with 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive guests Monday, March 2, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Monday at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home followed by private burial at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at the Elizabeth Scott Community Level 2 unit for all of their care and compassion during her stay.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Toledo Zoo Foundation in Renate's memory.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Brian A. Jackson

Jackson, Brian A., age 61 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away February 8, 2020.

Millard L. Jones, Jr. PhD

1933 ~ 2020

Long time Toledo, OH, resident Millard Lawrence Jones, Jr, 86, died of complications associated with advanced Parkinson's Disease on February 13, 2020, at his home in Sparks, NV, with family at his side.

Dr. Jones was born August 14, 1933, in Bountiful, UT, to Millard "Pete" Lawrence Jones, Sr. and Catherine Lucy Bangerter Moss Jones. His family moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1935. They returned to Bountiful, Utah in 1942. In 1947 they moved to Draper, Utah, where he attended Jordan High School, graduating in 1955. Millard worked his way through college on the track gang at Kennecott Utah copper mine, receiving his Bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in 1955. He then moved on to the University of Michigan, where he earned a fellowship and studied under the world-renowned engineer Donald L. "Daddy" Katz, and in 1961 earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering.

He worked for 4 years at the Dow Chemical Company, Strosacker Laboratory, in Midland, MI, before taking a faculty position at The University of Toledo in 1966 where he was a Professor of Chemical Engineering for 32 years. His expertise in heat transfer and materials led to professional consulting for Owens-Illinois, Inc. in Toledo, Ohio and NASA at the John Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

He is remembered as a great father and husband, coaching little league baseball and softball, taking long family camping trips each summer, family fishing on Lake Erie, and occasionally teaching experimental cooking and wine making, some of which actually worked!

He was an avid gardener throughout his life, with his home in the Old Orchard neighborhood of Toledo being a popular stop on garden tours. In addition, he was very active in local political campaigns for his wife Judy Jones and for the Lucas County Republican Party. He was an active member of Hampton Park Christian Church and later Epworth United Methodist Church.

In 2013, Millard and Judy moved to East Hampton, NY, to be near their daughter, Amy, and two grandchildren. However, as his Parkinson's progressed, they moved to Cascades of the Sierra, a senior independent living facility in Sparks, NV, when their son Peter took a position at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Professor Jones is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judith A. Jones; his daughter, Amy C. Jones and her two children, Max Jones Ian and Luke Anthony Ian, and his son, Peter L. (wife Takako) Jones.

A memorial service will be planned for the spring in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Donations in memory of Millard may be sent to the Kindred Hospice Foundation, 5345 Reno Corporate Drive, Reno, NV 89511, Parkinson's Foundation or the Alzheimer's Association.

Jerry N. Keil

Jerry N. Keil, age 83, of The Villages, Florida, and formerly of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away on February 13, 2020.

Jerry, born in Toledo, Ohio, was a 1954 graduate of DeVilbiss High School, and proceeded to major in Journalism at Bowling Green State University. During college, Jerry began his sports broadcasting career during morning drive time with comedian, Tim Conway, at the local Bowling Green commercial radio station.

With the exception of a few years early in his career when he was a radio announcer at several small radio stations in Michigan and a few recent years doing some radio announcing in The Villages, Jerry spent all of his nearly 50 years in broadcasting in Toledo. He was Sports Director at WSPD radio for 34 years, during which time he also served several years as Sports Director at WSPD television. In a career field which is notoriously unstable, Jerry's tenure at WSPD radio is practically unprecedented.

As Sports Director at WSPD radio, he dedicated much of his work to promoting and broadcasting high school sports. For decades, he was play-by-play announcer for area high school football and basketball games-of-the-week, as well as broadcasting the local teams through the state tournaments. For many years, Jerry hosted an evening sports talk show which often promoted area high school sports.

For over three decades at WSPD, Jerry was the "Voice of the Rockets" for The University of Toledo's football and basketball games. He hosted UT's "Rocket Country" and UT's coaches 'shows on television for many years, as well as produced and hosted weekly UT coaches 'shows on WSPD radio. Jerry announced Mid-American football and basketball tournament games, as well as NCAA and NIT tournament games. During his career at WSPD, Jerry was play-by-play announcer for (or covered) nearly every sport: Toledo pro hockey, the Mud Hens baseball, Golden Gloves boxing, the INDY 500, major PGA golf tournaments (including The Masters), "the swim across Lake Erie," and much more. During his career, he received several state media awards for his sports shows. A natural behind the microphone, he coined many unique phrases in his play-by-play (bend and send, eye and fly, dip and flip) which are still remembered by people of different generations.

After leaving WSPD, Jerry was an announcer for the Mid-American Conference games-of-the-week in football and basketball. In 1996, Jerry was elected as a charter member of the Mid-American Conference Media Hall of Fame for his work with The University of Toledo and the Mid-American Conference. He was elected into the Toledo City League Hall of Fame in 2008. He was particularly proud of these two recognitions.

Jerry always made himself available as speaker/master of ceremonies for numerous high school and The University of Toledo banquets and events. He is a past president of the Toledo JC's and Downtown Coaches Associations.

Jerry loved his broadcasting and never thought of it as work. He always felt his success for 50 years was because he was blessed by his Maker with talent, a wonderful voice, and a good work ethic.

Jerry loved life and lived it to the fullest, and he loved his family. Gregarious and happy with a wonderful sense of humor, he never met a stranger. A fine storyteller who didn't mind a bit of exaggeration, he made you feel as if you were part of the experience. He enjoyed traveling, golf, pickle ball, croquet, taking "JJ the wonder-pup" for cart rides, and socializing with friends. His wife, Sharon, will remember him most of all as a loving husband who every day tried to be a better person than he was the day before. He was always the first to say 'I love you' and the first to say 'I'm sorry'. He added levity to her life and will be dearly missed.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Sharon (Klump) of 48 years and his beloved dog, JJ; his beautiful daughters, Kris (Greg) Ballish, Cheryl (Doug) Couturier, Amy Keil Carroll; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren; brothers, James Keil and Jack (Mary) Keil; and many nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Leona Keil.

His life will be celebrated on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, corner of Morse Blvd & CR-466, The Villages, Florida. There also will be a memorial service at Toledo Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, 6382 Monroe St., Sylvania, Ohio, on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow between 2:00 and 4:00 at Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jerry and Sharon Keil Scholarship (fund #302628), payable to the Bowling Green State University Foundation Inc., Attn: Gift Processing, 1851 N Research Dr, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 or online at bgsu.edu - click on Give. Online condolences can be offered through legacy.com

Virgil J. Konopinski

Virgil James Konopinski, 84, passed away on February 22, 2020. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on July 11, 1935. Virgil attended St. Hyacinth Grade School, graduated from Central Catholic High School and The University of Toledo, with an engineering degree. Virgil proudly served 3 years in the U.S. Navy, while earning is Masters degree at Pratt Institute in New York City. Virgil was a commanding officer in the Naval Reserves at Bayview Park.

He married Joanne Wielinski on June 27, 1964, at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church. Virgil started his career in public health service in Cincinnati, Ohio. The family moved to Indianapolis, IN, where Virgil worked for the State of Indiana in Industrial Hygiene and Radiological Health. He was an expert project manager for the school asbestos program, and wrote the procedures for the U.S. Government and the industry for safe encapsulation. Later, he worked for the State of Illinois, supervising the school asbestos and indoor air quality. Virgil retried in 2003, moving back to Toledo.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joanne; children, Ann Marie and Carol Sue Konopinksi, Peter (Tommy) Konopinski; brothers, Jim and John; and sister, Patricia Coale.

A memorial visitation will be held on Monday, March 2, from 9:30-11 a.m., with services and military honors at 11:00 at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Road. Interment will be private. Please leave a condolence for the family at:

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Evelyn Teresa (Stecklein) Lybarger

Evelyn Teresa (Stecklein) Lybarger, age 97, of Whitehouse, OH, passed into the arms of her Lord on February 27, 2020. She was born in Long Island, NY, November 10, 1922, to John and Anna (Durler) Stecklein. Evelyn married Raymond J. Lybarger in Allentown, NJ, June 5, 1945, he preceded her in death October 28, 1987.

She was employed at various businesses in the local area, and as a cook and custodian for the Anthony Wayne School District. In her later years, she worked at Betty's County Campground. Evelyn was a member of the Neapolis Church of Christ, and the Royal Neighbors of America.

Evelyn's family spans 6 generations; including her daughter, Betty (Perry) Brown; daughter-in-law, Becke Hickman; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 4 step-great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-great-grandchildren; 1 step great-great-great-grandchild; sister, Audrey Preston. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Leslie John Earnest; son-in-laws, Eugene Perry, Arnold Brown; brother Raymond Stecklein; sisters Dorothy Biehl, Lois Demoulin.

Visitation will be 10:00 AM on Monday, March 2, at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 6603 Providence St. Whitehouse, OH, immediately followed by the funeral at 12:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Neapolis Church of Christ, Neapolis, Ohio.

On-line condolences may be sent to the funeral home at www.dunnfuneralhome.com.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their care and comfort of our loved one.

Kathryn Ruth (Whittier) "Kathy" Maddox

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, Jesus left the 99 and came and got the 1, Kathryn Ruth (Whittier) Maddox and lifted her to Heaven. She was born on March 5, 1970, to Charles and Regina (Metty) Whittier in Lafayette, IN. Her passions were crafting and cooking. Kathryn has a heart of gold, and always loved taking care of others. She was a member of St. Lucas Lutheran Church and enjoyed volunteering at the Senior Center and working with children. Kathryn was involved with CAP, NAMI, and starting the Mental Health Support Group at the church. Her smile and spirit will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Thompson and Gary Maddox; step-mother, Betty Westlund Whittier; and step-brother-in-law, Charles Zimmerman; and many aunts and uncles. Kathryn is survived by her loving parents, Gina (George) Brasel and Ted Whittier; siblings, Mark (Mindia) Whittier, Jennifer (James Taylor) Whittier, Heather (Edward) Sekerak and Kevin Whittier; step-siblings, Michael (Beth) Westlund, David (Dixie) Westlund, Marty (Steve Firsdon) Dix and Julie Zimmerman; nieces and nephews, Bridger, Kiska, Evan, Autumn and Jozef; significant other, Joe Carriel; and dear friends.

A Memorial Service to Celebrate Kathryn's life will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave., Toledo, OH 43609. Newcomer – Southwest Chapel (419-381-1900) assisted the family with professional services.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Mayores Senior Center, Zepf Center on Nebraska, NAMI of Wood Co. or St. Lucas Lutheran Church Sunday School Window Fund.

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

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Judy G. Miller

Judy G. Miller, age 83, of Toledo, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 3, 1936, to Harold and Helen Miller in Toledo. Judy loved fishing down on the Maumee River. She was an excellent artist and cook. Judy enjoyed playing poker and taking casino trips. She was an avid garage saler and collected antiques. Judy loved nothing more than spending time with her family and grandchildren. Her smile and spirit will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Miller; and infant brother, Robert. Judy is survived by her loving sons, Michael (Barbara) Shippy and John Vartanian; grandchildren, Jessica (Carl), Matthew, Christopher (Debra) and Melody; many great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Sharon Miller; and many other family members and dear friends.

A Private Celebration of Life to honor Judy will be held at a later date. Newcomer – Southwest Chapel, (419-381-1900) assisted the family with professional services.

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

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Carolyn (McKenzie) Gran Niekranz

Carolyn M. Niekranz, age 94, of Toledo, passed away peacefully February 12, 2020, at ProMedica Ebeid Hospice after a brief illness. Carolyn had a very full working career not retiring until the age of 72. She was an extremely outgoing person who enjoyed her many clubs and friends but her family was truly the "Love of her Life".

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Ted Gran and Irving Niekranz; eldest daughter, Candace (Gran) Hider; sister, Marge Barkan; and brother, Robert McKenzie.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Susan (Timothy) Thornton; son, Mark (Tamara) Niekranz; stepdaughter, Debra (Niekranz) Bradford; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, and many additional family members and friends.

The family would like to extend thanks to Carolyn's special friend and companion Leonard Schultz for the many years of good times traveling and dancing and caregiving in later years.

Services will be private.

Gloria G. Parker

Gloria Gail Parker, age 81, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. She was born on September 10, 1938, to Edward and Bertha (Etienne) Morgan in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Gloria was a 1958 graduate of B.G.S.U. She enjoyed a fulfilling, lifelong career at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library as the head of Special Services. She was a member of ABWA, The Maumee Elks, Maumee River Yacht club, and a 37 year member of Indian Hill Boat Club. Gloria belonged to the Toledo Sail and Power Squadron, serving as Chaplain and receiving honors for her service. She cruised widely on the Great Lakes and beyond, accompanied by her husband, Tom and her sailor cat, Sinbad.

Gloria is survived by her daughters, Laura (Doug) Studyvin, Katherine Morgan, Karen (Dan) Yount; son, Thomas Parker II; grandchildren, Laurel Patrick, Thomas (Ashley) Parker III, Ronald (Jessica) Parker, Elizabeth (Anthony) Sheppard, Melissa Hensley, Jessica (William) Helms, Tonya Candelaria; and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Bob Teet in 1976, and her husband, Thomas Parker in 2013; brother, Doug Morgan. She is also survived by her beloved companion, Bigfoot.

Gloria wishes to spend eternity on the Great Lakes, so her ashes will be spread at the Blue Water Bridge at a later date. A Memorial Luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 1-4 P.M. at the Maumee/BG Elks. Gloria gave generously of her time and resources in support of many worthy causes. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Toledo Humane Society in her honor. Arrangements by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Elwyn L. Perry

lwyn L. Perry, 82, of Riga, Michigan, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on February 26, 2020, after a long struggle with dementia and Parkinson's disease.

Elwyn loved his family and was very proud of taking care of them. He was a good man/husband/father/grandfather with honesty and high morals. He would do anything for his family and friends. Elwyn did not like to rely on others because he felt like he was imposing, but he was always the first one to jump in to help. Elwyn was a devout Catholic with strong faith who was an usher for over 40 years at St. Anthony's Church, Temperance, Michigan, until he was no longer able. Elwyn loved to dance and could always be found on the dance floor at wedding receptions. He also loved to play euchre with the "gang." He enjoyed taking his family on camping trips, swimming at Posey Lake, and to Florida. He was also a longtime member of Ottawa Lake Sportsman Club.

Elwyn was born to Allie and Rose (Burgard) Perry in Deerfield, Michigan, on September 3, 1937. He had 8 siblings. His parents passed away when Elwyn was very young, and he and his siblings were then raised by other family members. Elwyn never talked much about his childhood but remained close to his siblings. He graduated from Deerfield High School in 1955.

Elwyn married Janet (Wernert) at St. Anthony's Catholic Church on September 14, 1957. He was at a party when she asked him to fix her up with another man. Elwyn replied "what's wrong with me?" They were married for 63 years and had 8 children. Elwyn worked electrical side jobs to help support their large family. He was very conservative with money so he could take care of his family. In 1972, the family moved into their beautiful new home that Elwyn built with help from family and friends.

Elwyn was the head electrician at Lehn & Fink Products, where they nicknamed him "Sparky" or just called him El. He was the chairman of their UAW Local 12 Union for many years and was also a member of IBW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 8. He was a skilled craftsman who enjoyed woodworking and turned it into a side business for 10 years. He always joked that he was a "Jack-of-all-trades but master of none."

Elwyn was a great role-model to his family. All 4 of his sons are also "Jack-of-all-trades," because he would teach them 'how-to' rather than just do it. He loved to tell his 4 daughters, with a wink in his eye, "You can marry a rich man as well as a handyman!"

Upon his retirement in 1999, Elwyn and Janet spent winters at their home in Zephyrhills, Florida. He enjoyed playing golf, hosting parties, and looked forward to family and friends visiting. They also traveled to Thailand, Hawaii, and enjoyed cruises.

Elwyn is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janet; his sister, Helena Rymanowicz, and 8 children, David (Amy) Perry, Tamara Van Hove, Tina (Mike) Ellis, Dale (Cindy) Perry, Terri Kluge, Toni (Tom) Steinmetz, Douglas (Amanda) Perry, and Daniel (Tami) Perry. He also has 24 grandchildren, Matthew (Bethany) Perry, Ashley (Cliff) Yonkers, Haleigh Perry, Dawn (Aaron) Decator, Dustin Van Hove, Derrick (Julie) Van Hove, Shawna Ellis, Jacob Perry, Brittney Perry, Brock Perry, Spencer Kluge, Paige Kluge, Tyler Steinmetz, Travis Steinmetz, Tiffany Steinmetz, Chelsea (Zach) DeSilvis, Zachary (Dawn) Perry, Samantha Perry, Jeter Perry, Mitchell Perry, Dillon Perry, Caleb Perry, Olivia Perry; and 9 great-grandchildren, Emma Van Hove, Addyson Van Hove, Greyson Decator, Deandra Van Hove, Felicity Van Hove, Grant Yonkers, Raiden Perry, Israella Perry, and Jax DeSilvis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert Perry, Norman Perry, Russell Perry, Charles Perry, Gerald Perry, and Stanley Perry; sister, Betty Ann Perry; and grandson, Brandon Kluge.

Visitation will be held at Reeb Funeral Home at 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, Ohio, on Tuesday, March 3, from 2:00-9:00 p.m., with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 4, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 4605 St. Anthony Road, Temperance, Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be made at Parkinson Foundation of Northwest Ohio at www.pfnwo.org/donate or mail to 150 W.S. Boundary St., PMB #202, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.

Janet and her family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to LeAnn, RN at Ohioans Home Healthcare, and Renee, RN of Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Online condolences to:

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Oarel “Mickey” Pierce

Pierce, Oarel “Mickey”, age 80 years, formerly of Woodville, OH, passed away February 5, 2020. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Woodville, OH

Jay Donald Pomeroy

Jay Donald Pomeroy, 84, died on February 20, 2020 at Fort Myers, Florida. He was born on May 22, 1935 in Toledo, Ohio. In 1960, Jay married Joan H. Buzzard in Toledo, Ohio.

Jay grew up and resided for much of his life in Point Place in Toledo. He attended Kleis Elementary and Point Place Junior High and graduated in 1953 from Waite High School. After graduation he served for two years in the United States Army, including a tour in Korea. He worked at the Toledo Blade in several trades, followed by several jobs in sales, including a long employment in the packaging industry. Jay was a member of the American Legion and the Elks.

Jay was an avid sailor from the time he grew up in Point Place and on Bird Lake. He competed in Nippers and Rhodes Bantams in the 1950s and 1960s, during which he was a member of Jolly Roger Sailing Club in Toledo. Jay served as Commodore at JRSC in 1959. He joined North Cape Yacht Club in Lasalle, Michigan in 1962 and was Commodore in 1984, during which he presided over a major addition to the club. His Cal 29 sailboat "Go Blue" was a familiar competitor in western Lake Erie all throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Jay and Joan took all three of their children and the family dog "Gaffy" on a sailing trip to the North Channel in Lake Huron in 1972 that is still remembered fondly.

Jay is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joan; sons, Craig (Crystal) Pomeroy of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and Karl (Stacy) Pomeroy of Newport Beach, California; daughter, Kimberly (William) Blechinger of Highland, Illinois; grandsons, Cole Pomeroy and Ryan Blechinger; granddaughters, Erin Pomeroy and Abbey Pomeroy; brother, Thomas (Merry) Pomeroy; and sister, Jan Smith. Jay is also is survived by his nieces, Leslie Pomeroy, Lisa Pomeroy and Holly Page.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and June (Conway) Pomeroy; brother-in-law, Cecil Smith; and nephew Jason Smith.

No immediate services will be held. A public memorial in Michigan will be announced later this spring.

Memorials may be made to North Cape Sailing School, Inc., 11850 Toledo Beach Road, LaSalle, MI 48145 or to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 https://hopehcs.org/donate/

Jerry L. Pryke, Sr.

Jerry L. Pryke, Sr., 78, of Reno Beach, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020, at his home. He was born on June 29, 1941, in Toledo to Charles and Elizabeth Pryke. Jerry attended Clay Senior High School before joining the U.S. Navy. He worked as a boilermaker, starting with Hans Hanson Welding and retired from the Toledo Shipyard. Jerry was a self-taught "Jack of all trades" and could fix anything. He loved to enhance his knowledge by reading and passed on his knowledge to everyone.

Jerry also loved to take road trips in his car while listening to music. He enjoyed listening to anything, from Opera to Led Zeppelin. Jerry was often found primping his yard and tinkering around the house, but most of all he loved to spend time with his family who he has always taken care of and cherished.

Jerry is survived by his children, Jerry Pryke Jr., John (Holly) Pryke, and Sheri (Mark Powers) Wheeler; grandchildren, Billy Newman, Khalan (Macy) Wheeler, Simon Wheeler, Andrew Pryke and Megan (Eric Whitt) Pryke; great-grandchildren, Adrienne, Lincoln, and Murdock Wheeler; brother, Joe Pryke and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce; sister, Jean Floriana; in-laws, Geraldine, Caroline and John "Jack" Haskins; sisters-in-law, Donna Shaner and Jackie (Bill) Anderson and nephew, Mike Anderson.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Road in Oregon on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. where military honors will be held at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Ohio Living Hospice or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Annette Tokles Pursel

Annette (Tokles) Pursel, age 69, of Toledo, OH, passed away at her home on February 27, 2020. She was born to Eustace and Patricia Tokles (Urban) on August 31, 1950, in Toledo, OH. She attended East Side Central and graduated from Waite High School.

Annette attended The Ohio State University where she was a Kappa Delta Sister. During the summers she worked as a bookkeeper at the family business, Tokles Restaurant Equipment with her father Eustace, Uncle Alexander and cousin Nicholas on Monroe Street in Toledo, OH. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1972 and then went to work as an accountant at Grogan Chrylser; followed by Center Supermarkets and later at Freightway Corporation.

After the death of her YaYa Marianthe Tokles, Annette found her true passion in life and went back to school to attain a nursing degree from St. Vincent Medical School of Nursing School in Gerontology. She worked at Darlington Nursing Home and was the Director of Nursing at Sunset House. She retired from the Home in Placement Care Division of ProMedica November 2019.

She is survived by daughter, Melanie Ann Hoyt; grandson, Zane Esik Platzke Hoyt, both of Perrysburg, OH; siblings, Ellen and Donald Fuller (Lexington, IL); Timothy Tokles (Holland, OH); Maritherese Tokles (St. Paul, MN); Goddaughter, Katherine Tokles (Worcester, MA); many nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Hoyt.

Annette enjoyed spending time with her daughter, grandson and family. She found joy in making pottery and her Greek Orthodox religious faith. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family and all who knew her.

Friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave., where Trisagion Prayers will begin at 7:00pm. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 N. Summit St. Rev. Larry Legaikis Officiant. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park. After interment at Toledo Memorial Park, Makaria will follow at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Educational Building. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in her name are asked to consider Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 Superior Street, Toledo, OH 43604. To send her family online condolences, please visit

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Dale S. Redd Jr.

Dale S. Redd Jr., 99, formerly of Toledo, died peacefully at his home in Interlochen, MI on February 22, 2020 surrounded by family. He was born in Toledo to the late Dale S. and Hazle (Sanders) Redd, graduated from Waite High School, and attended the University of Toledo.

Dale is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ula Whisenand Redd; daughters, Kathie (Carl) Bridges and Pam (Bob) Warren; grandchildren, David M. (Amy) Warren, Wendy (Frank) Laney, and Gayle (Bill) Jex; and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by stepchildren, Douglas (Tamera) Perras, Kathy (Warren) Karmol, and Craig Perras. Dale's brother, Richard Redd and his first wife, Catherine (Baker) Redd preceded him in death.

During WWII Dale served in the US Army as an administrative medical officer in Italy and North Africa, later serving in the US Army Reserves and the Ohio National Guard. After returning from the war, he worked for the B.R. Baker Company. He began his 28 year career as a salesman for NCR in 1955. He was known for his congeniality and sense of humor.

Dale enjoyed puttering in his woodshop, gardening and spent countless hours scanning old family photos and researching and writing his family history. He got much companionship from the many dogs he and Ula have had over the years.

A committed supporter of his local community, Dale was instrumental in establishing Post 7493 of the VFW in Interlochen and was drafted as Post Commander at the first meeting. He later joined the Interlochen Chamber of Commerce where he served on the board, solicited advertisers for and edited The Voice, a community newsletter. He was named Member of the Year in 1991 and granted a Life Membership after becoming inactive.

The family extends its deepest gratitude to Heartland Hospice of Traverse City who lovingly provided care for Dale the last several weeks of his life. Condolences and memories may be left at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com. Donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 4020 Copper View, Suite 113, Traverse City MI 49684 or Interlochen Public Library, 9411 10th St., Interlochen, MI 49643

The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Donald "Chopper" Schmeltz Sr.

onald "Chopper" I. Schmeltz Sr., age 72, of Pemberville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with his wife Mary by his side. He was born on February 7, 1948, in Toledo, OH, to Donald T. and June (Kinker) Schmeltz. On March 18, 1967, he married Mary Lucas in Bowling Green, OH. Chopper and Mary raised 2 children and celebrated almost 53 years of marriage. Early in his working life, he first worked on the railroad and later as a carpenter. He would eventually work as a machinist at Chrysler in Perrysburg for 30 plus years before his retirement. Chopper is best known for his love of the Pemberville Legion Baseball Program, having coached numerous teams over the years. His memberships included: being a Son of the Legion, the Moose Lodge, Ducks Unlimited, and a life member of the NRA. Chopper was a longtime member of the Forks Conservation of Pemberville. He was a big supporter of Eastwood Athletics, which included coaching several baseball teams. In his free time, he enjoyed: hunting, fishing, bowling, his trips to Colorado and his annual vacations to Myrtle Beach. It was his family: wife, children, and grandchildren that remained his greatest joy.

In addition to his wife, Mary; Chopper is survived by his daughter, Gina (Blaine) Hineline and son, Donald "Chop" (Muffy) Schmeltz Jr., both of Pemberville; granddaughters, Melinda (Tyler) Santogrossi and Mackenzie (Logan Angelone) Hineline, both of Gibsonburg; brothers, Richard Schmeltz, Thomas (Bonnie) Schmeltz Sr., and sister, Kathy (Don) Brockschmidt; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Terry, Tim and Daniel Schmeltz; 1 niece and 1 nephew.

Family and friends will be received from 12-5 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the Pemberville American Legion Hall, located at 405 E. Front Street in Pemberville. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 5 p.m. with Choppers Brother-in-law, Don Brockschmidt, officiating. A bereavement dinner celebrating Choppers memory, will be hosted at the Legion Hall immediately following the service. Memorials may take the form of contributions to: The Pemberville Legion Baseball Team. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.marshfuneralhomes.com.

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Daphine Claire Westhersby Schroeder

Daphne Claire Weathersby Schroeder 87, passed away on February 26, 2020,with her family by her side.

Born in Edgecombe County, NC, Daphne worked alongside her family farming tobacco. After graduating high school, she moved to Raleigh, NC, where she met her future husband, Rudy, at a YMCA dance.

After they married, Daphne and Rudy relocated to Queens, NY, eventually settling down in Twinsburg, OH, to raise their family. Daphne was busy with her three children, Laura, Sharon, and Glenn, as Rudy was away for work most weeks. Weekends were busy with family activities and countless parties throughout the years. Daphne was an amazing host and cook. She made the best pecan pie you ever had!

Daphne loved to walk and work on puzzles. But what she loved most was being a mother and grandmother, and she was the best. If you had the pleasure of knowing her, you were one of the lucky ones. She was a true southern belle filled with charm, kindness, and love.

We miss her!

Daphne will be remembered by her husband of 65 years, Rudolph Schroeder; children, Laura Lenke, Sharon Stemen ( Jim Stemen), and Glenn Schroeder; by her siblings, Norman Weathersby, Marie Richards and Pauline Wells and by her grandchildren, Mitchell Lenke, Claire and Cody Stemen, and Jocelyn and Zack Schroeder. Daphne will also be forever remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Her family is planning a memorial service to celebrate her life, in the near future. Online condolences to

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Margery (Claus) Shanks

Margery (Claus) Shanks passed away peacefully February 7, 2020, in Carbondale, CO.

Margery was born in Toledo, Ohio, on October 8, 1933, to William and Veronica Claus. She was one of five children and the only girl among 4 brothers. As a young adult she loved the creative process and held jobs at a florist shop and at a department store dressing windows. She attended Ursuline College where she earned a Fine Arts Degree.

She married Robert Shanks and had 3 children. She and Bob lived in many places; Pittsburgh, PA, Salem, IN, Cincinnati, OH, Hudson, OH, and Toledo, OH.

While Marge enjoyed sports, antiques, and having fun, her foremost interest was art. She was the proud owner of The Duncan Gallery in Hudson, OH, for 27 years. Her goal was to showcase local artists as well as provide quality artwork of all kinds to everyone. She promoted local artists which inspired national attention and international recognition as far away as the US Embassy in Oslo, Norway. Her customers respected her expertise and her friendship and many would spend hours with her learning about art and chatting about life.

She showed us the light, showered us with love, and put others before herself. There's such a thing as a man's man, but she was a woman's woman who inspired so many young women to believe in themselves, to act with independence, and to reject traditional stereotypes.

Marge will be greatly missed by her 3 children, Robbie, Dorian, and Carey; as well as surviving brothers along with their families.

Services are being planned for Toledo, Ohio and Aspen, Colorado in April and August respectively.

In lieu of flowers for the family or for Marge, please consider a donation to your local arts chamber, school, or museum in Marge's name.

Mrs. Glendora Simmons

Mrs. Simmons, 62, passed Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. She was a 1975 graduate of the Edward Drummond Libbey High School and was a cook for the Lucas County Corrections Center.

She is survived by daughter, Crystal M. Simmons; 7 grand and 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Frederick R., Mark (Phyllis) and Efrem Simmons; sisters, Zena (Johnnie) May and Olalia F. (Daryl, Sr.) McCoy.

Visitation 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607. Funeral Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at Rock of Praise C.O.G.I.C., 1632 N. Cove Boulevard, Toledo, OH 43606, preceded by a 10 a.m. Family Hour/Wake.

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Barbara "Bonnie" Atkin Spiess

Barbara "Bonnie" Atkin Spiess, 78, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020, in her home of almost 50 years in Sylvania, Ohio. She was born on February 7, 1942, to Jeanie Brooks Atkin and Morris Irving Atkin in Cleveland, Ohio, where she grew up. She graduated Brush High School in 1959. At a young age she learned to twirl a baton and went on to be an accomplished majorette.

Bonnie was a proud graduate of The Ohio State University and member of the sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi. Bonnie went on to her earn her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Development from The University of Toledo.

Her career in education started with Washington Local Schools from 1963 – 1967 and concluded with her distinguished tenure in the Springfield Local School District from 1977 until her retirement in 2004. During this time Bonnie counseled elementary students at Crissey, Holland, Holloway and Dorr as well as middle school students at Springfield.

Bonnie and her late husband Jack were very active supporters of many animal causes. Greyhound rescue and adoption became a passion and they saved and improved the lives of countless rescued greyhounds.

Bonnie enjoyed her summers with family and friends on Round Lake in Manitou Beach, Michigan.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John "Jack" Spiess; stepson, Michael Spiess and both of her parents. Bonnie is survived by her stepsons, David (Sue), Rick (Renee), Tom Spiess and her children, Risa Dorf-Brooks (Scott), Robb, Matt (Michelle Jackson) Dorf and her brother, Lawrence "Larry" Atkin (Ann Wasserman).

She was blessed with 6 grandchildren she adored, Tim Spiess (Kristi), Laura Kelley (Jason), Bryan Spiess, Kristin Oesterreich (Weston), Kaden and Landry Dorf.

Additionally, she leaves 3 great granddaughters, Caroline and Ella Spiess and Mikiyah Kelley, that brought her amazing joy

The family welcomes donations as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers to either Humane Ohio, a local charity she supported at 3131 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo, OH 43613, or The Red Cross of Toledo, where she had volunteered weekly in her retirement at 1111 Research Drive, Toledo, OH 43614.

emorial Services will be held at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 Main St., Sylvania, OH 43560, on Saturday, March 7th. Visitation from 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon with a Service to immediately follow. Online condolences to

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Marilyn Irene Hart Stephens

Dr. Marilyn Irene Hart Stephens, 82, of Damascus, Maryland, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Northampton Manor Health Care Center in Frederick, MD.

Born on December 6, 1937, in Toledo, OH, she was the beloved daughter of Dr. Edward Elmer Hart and Ermenie (Meyers) Hart. Marilyn was preceded in death by her brothers, Dr. Edward Hart, Jr. and Courtney Hart.

Marilyn graduated from The University of Toledo and obtained her doctorate degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. She began her medical career at her father's former medical office on the corner of City Park and Wabash in Toledo, OH.

Dr. Stephens' medical career involved working in the following cities in Pennsylvania; Huntington, State College, Philipsburg, and Indiana.

Marilyn was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the American Cancer Society, and the NAACP. She was a legacy member of the Study Hour Club.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Stephens, Sr. She is survived by her loving daughters, Julie M. Stephens-DeValle (Adam DeValle) of Damascus, MD and Rochelle Rodgers of Toledo, OH; sons, Dr. Donald E. Stephens of Arizona and John L. W. Stephens of Frederick, MD and her sister, Rose Marie Parker of Toledo, OH.

She is also survived by her cherished granddaughters, Cheyenne Stephens, Nyah DeValle, and Amaris Rodgers; grandsons, Colton and Caden DeValle, Richard Rodgers Jr. and Reed Julien Benson and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

A Catholic Mass will be held at St. Martin de Porres, 1119 West Bancroft St, Toledo, OH 43606, on Saturday the 7th of March at 11 am. A viewing will be held at 10 am prior to the service with her final resting place at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Martin de Porres Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at the House of Day, https://www.houseofday.com/ in Toledo, OH.

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Thomas M. "Tom" Tobak

2-11-1945 ~ 2-21-2020

Beloved husband for 33 years of Laura (Usher) Tobak. Loving father of Michael (Kimberly) Tobak and Donna Tobak. Cherished "Pops" of Kari and Steven Tobak and Lauren Monroe. Cherished brother of the late Carolyn Vaughn.

Tom loved his family, golfing, cars, and was a huge fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns. Passed away on February 21st at the age of 75.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 7th, from 11am until time of Funeral Service at 1pm at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home, 10385 New Haven Rd, Harrison, Ohio 45030.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Jayne I. Traver

Jayne I. Traver, 64, of Millbury, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020. She was born on January 18, 1956, to John and Irene (Shields) Farkas in Toledo, Ohio. She married James Traver Sr. on February 15, 1979, and he survives.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, James; children, James Traver Jr., Jessica (Derek) Cashen, and Jolene (William) Kerlin; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Janice Sheahan, James (Janet) Farkas and John "Bud" Farkas.

Family and friends will be received from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home (419-666-3121) 701 N. Main St., Walbridge, OH. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the funeral home. A burial will follow at Lake Township Cemetery, Millbury OH. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Jayne's name are asked to consider Lake Township Fire Department. Online condolences may be left at

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Peggy Jean Van Dyke

Peggy Jean Van Dyke, 81, of Whitehouse, OH, who was surrounded by love, went home to be with her Jesus on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Peggy was born on October 5, 1938. Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Road, Toledo, OH 43613 (419-473-1301). The Rosary will be recited following the visitation at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 108 W. Broadway St. Maumee, OH 43537 until the time of the funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be held at Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Church where Peggy always attended daily Mass.

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Ida Maria VanTuinen

Ida Maria VanTuinen of Toledo, Ohio, died peacefully in her home on February 9, 2020 surrounded by closest family members, after a six-year battle with leukemia.

Born in 1938 in Romania as it came under Nazi Germany control, after World War II, Ida emigrated to the United States in 1951 with her parents, Stephanie and Anton Pelwecki, and three siblings, Heinz, Gertrude and Siegfried, sponsored by Catholic Charities.

A devoted mother of three—Patricia, Jeffrey, and Kimberley—Ida was a gifted seamstress who received awards for her sewing and knitting prowess (a leading knitting company bought a coat she designed for its national advertising). She took great delight in flowers and gardening, following politics, and had a special relationship with her beloved granddaughter and light of her spirit, Averie, who made Ida's dazzling smile even wider and brighter.

She laughed often and deeply from the heart. With her indefatigable will, joy in living and respect for God, Ida always pursued an active, vibrant life, never letting the hard circumstances of growing up in wartime Europe hold her back. She refused to allow any challenges, even her illness, to defeat her until she finally decided to depart. As a friend of her daughter said in sending condolences, "she was as feisty and fierce as she was beautiful."

Ida is survived by her siblings, Heinz and Gertrude; her three children and granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

During World War II in Europe, Ida and her family were moved from Romania to wartime housing in Salzburg, Austria. She remembers her schoolhouse being bombed, the privation as food was scarce, and her family losing everything after the war. But she also remembers playing on the same German Alpine hills that were filmed in "The Sound of Music."

It is no wonder that Ida cherished a ceramic German-style stein she bought that was decorated with the edelweiss flower, known for its persistent beauty and purity, a national symbol of Romania, Austria and other Alpine nations, and given to loved ones as a promise of dedication.

"Edelweiss," the song in "The Sound of Music," was about loyalty and saying farewell when the time came. In her edelweiss stein, Ida's ashes will always reside as will the memories of this loving and persistent woman. Like the Austrian hills Ida recalled, her beloved will always think of her when their hearts are lonely—and they will be blessed once more.

Ida insisted that there be no formal funeral services. Her family requests that any memorial gifts be made in her name to ProMedica Hospice, which cared for her so well and gracefully, at ProMedica Hospice, 5855 Monroe St., Sylvania OH, 43560, or Giving.ProMedica.org.

Earl Norman Witzler

Earl N. Witzler, formerly of Waterville, passed away February 28, 2020, at Whitehall, Michigan. He had been in declining health for the last several years. He was born in Perrysburg, Ohio, March 5, 1929, a descendant of one of the town's pioneers, his great grandfather Peter Witzler. His parents were Norman A. Witzler and Marcena Hobart Witzler, owners of the Witzler Funeral Home at 128 East Front Street until Norman's death in 1964. The family with six children lived upstairs over the mortuary.

Earl attended Perrysburg Schools, graduating in 1947 from the high school building then on Indiana and Elm Street. He maintained friendships with classmates and attended most of the reunions. He received a degree in government from Oberlin College in 1951 and waived a deferment for law school and went into the U.S. Army two weeks following graduation. Since he had been in the National Guard for three years while in high school, he was qualified to receive training as a cryptographic specialist at Camp Gordon, Georgia with assignment to the White House with top secret clearance. This was during the Korean War. He worked for a year for President Truman and traveled with him on his whistle-stop train trip in the Stevenson campaign. He then served in the White House under President Eisenhower for six months.

Following military discharge in 1953 he attended Ohio State Law School. He began the general practice of law with Wayne Leatherman in an office on Louisiana Avenue. They built a new office on the corner of Elm and Indiana Avenue, where he practiced law until his retirement in 1993. He served on the Board of Directors of Perrysburg Banking, later the Bank of Wood County and finally Huntington Bank's Toledo Board. He worked several years with the Toledo United Way, having chaired the Budget and Allocations committee. He also served on the Board of Community House.

Earl was baptized in the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg in 1929 and has remained a faithful member all his life. He served as elder and legal advisor. He became interested in the ecumenical movement and became active in the Toledo Area Council of Churches, serving as president during years of change and transition. He particularly enjoyed supporting children in many countries through the Christian Children's Fund for almost 50 years, regularly writing personal letters and sending special gifts. In 2014 Earl was recognized for 65 years of faithful service to Freemasonry by Phoenix Lodge of Perrysburg, and the same year honored by the American Legion for 60 years of membership.

The study of archeology, anthropology and theology were of great interest to Earl. He acquired a collection of antiquities from the ancient world as well as local Native American artifacts. He helped organize the Toledo Area Aboriginal Society in 1969. He was a member of Historic Perrysburg, the Perrysburg Area Historic Museum, the Wood County Historical Museum and the Waterville Historical Society. While serving on the board of the Waterville group he was instrumental in obtaining the Sargent House which has become a museum.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. James Witzler; sisters, Dolores Witzler and Margaret Furlong; and survived by his wife, Phyllis of Montague, Michigan; his brother's widow whom he married in 1977; stepchildren, Norman (Maggie) Witzler, Leander, Texas, Sally (Jon) Whitbeck, Montague, Michigan, Brian H. Witzler, Liberty Hill, Texas and Elizabeth Witzler, Muskegon, Michigan; granddaughter, Phoebe Whitbeck, Montague, Michigan; sisters, Marilyn Hovorka, Valley City, Ohio, Joyce (Dave) Walker, Lexington, Kentucky, and many dear nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service is planned for a later date. The family suggests tributes be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg, 200 East Second St., Perrysburg, OH 43551 or to a charity of their choice. Arrangements entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133) Online condolences may be shared at:

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Carol Juliana Zilba

Carol Juliana Zilba, who operated a well-known Maumee events venue with her husband, George, and was a volunteer for church and community groups, died Wednesday in University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor. She was 81.

The Ottawa Lake resident had complications during elective heart surgery earlier in the month in Toledo, relatives said.

Mrs. Zilba and her husband operated Parkway Place Catering and Event Center. She kept the books and paid the bills and tracked the finances, largely working behind the scenes, as she had done for other family businesses through the years, including Cambridge Place, a West Toledo banquet and events hall.

"She was worried about who was going to do the books while she was in the hospital," her daughter Lisa Zilba said.

She enjoyed working with numbers and was known for the meticulous care she took.

"She liked to be part of what was going on," Lisa Zilba said. "She liked to put her 2 cents in."

A devout Catholic, she instilled in her seven children an awareness of caring for others.

"She believed we had to help one another," daughter Lisa said. "She always said the joy in life was in the giving."

Mrs. Zilba was drawn to children's charities in particular. She'd been a volunteer for the Christ Child Society of Toledo. She was a former event chairman of the group's annual Red Wagon Shower, which raises funds but also collects diapers and other essentials for infants. Those supplies in turn are donated to hospitals and social services agencies serving families in need.

She helped with fund-raisers for American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC), which supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

"She always gave so much of herself to other people," said Angie McAlear, a friend since the late 1950s. The pair also had been officers of the Toledo Women's Club.

She kept the needs and wants of others foremost, "never thinking about herself," Mrs. McAlear said. "Her family, of course, came first. She had so much strength and such a big heart."

Mrs. Zilba was born Aug. 14, 1938, to Loretta and Ralph Bauer and grew up in the Bancroft Hills neighborhood of West Toledo. She met her husband as a first grader at Gesu School, and they began dating while in high school.

"When you first met her, you liked her," her husband said. "The longer you knew her, you loved her."

She was a 1956 graduate of Central Catholic High School and studied business at the University of Toledo. She worked for a time at the Toledo Chamber of Commerce.

Her focus became home and family, and she often worked from home in helping with family

businesses.

"With seven of us to take care of, that was a full-time job," daughter Lisa said.

Mrs. Zilba guided her children in the importance of education and of self-betterment, and encouraged them in their activities - and by her husband's estimate put 50,000 miles a year on the car as she drove the children to their practices and events. She was a great support to daughters Juliana and Mary when they served as Miss Ohio and then represented the state in the Miss America Pageant - Juliana in 1981 and Mary in 1986.

On a day's notice in 2014, Mrs. Zilba and her husband flew to Rome when daughter Mary - then performing on tour with a New York group - learned she would be a vocal soloist at the Sistine Chapel. Her daughter sang before a gathering of cardinals with her parents looking on.

"I think it was one of the highlights of her life," daughter Mary said. "To be there with my parents in the chapel, to watch me perform 'Amazing Grace,' it was the highlight of my life, that's for sure."

Surviving are her husband, George Zilba, whom she married Aug. 8, 1959; daughters Juliana Furay, Mary Zilba, and Lisa Zilba; sons, Jeffrey, George, Gregory, and Joey Zilba; sister, Dorothy Dunco; 16 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, Sylvania, of which she was a member since 1970.

The family suggests tributes to the Christ Child Society of Toledo or Central Catholic High School.

Vicki M. Zoepke

Vicki passed age 59 on 27, 2020, at Northwest Ohio Hospice with her loving family at her side. Vicki was born December 31, 1960, to Steven and Ann Kuchma as the youngest of their 5 children. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, where she attended the local schools, Crossgates Elementary School and 2 years at St. Ursula Academy, before moving with her mother to the state of Delaware, where she graduated from St. Mark's High School before continuing on to Delaware Technical College. She worked in medical billing for over 30 years for both Vascular Professionals Inc. and Monclova Road Pediatric. Returning to Toledo brought her to her now husband, Gerald, and they both were blessed with 3 wonderful children, Samantha, Matthew and Emily. Vicki's greatest pleasure was cheering her children on in their sporting events and enjoying their participation in drama. Vicki loved spending time with her family, having cookouts and summer parties by the pool, gardening, and listening to music.

Vicki was preceded in death by father, Steven; stepfather, Frank and father-in-law, Wilhelm.

Vicki is survived by her husband, Gerald; her daughters, Samantha (Kris) and Emily and son, Matthew. As well as brothers, Steven (Chris) and Chris (Annette); sisters, Marlene (Bob), Katrina, and Cindy; sister-in-law, Jutta and brother-in-law, Klaus (Donna); a multitude of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; 2 grandcats and 2 granddogs.

A memorial mass and reception are to be announced. Condolences may be left for the family at www.toledocremation.com