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

October 15, 2019

Robert "Bob" C. Baughman

Robert "Bob" C. Baughman, age 90, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away on October 11, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. He was born on August 16, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio to Chalmer and Helen (Raitz) Baughman. Bob graduated in 1948 from DeVilbiss High School where he was active in many sports. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Bob worked for Retner Lumber, salesman for Gallant Lumber, and driver for Taystee Bread. After retirement he worked part time for the Bowling Green Equipment Company.

A gentle man and such a gentleman, Bob never knew a person without being his friend. He sought out strangers in the midst to make them feel welcome. He also traveled and cruised various places throughout the world with his wife, Bernice, and his many friends from their early years, as well as with those of their church family. He was a 60+ year member of the Rossford United Methodist Church, where he was active in the church and head usher for more than 20 years. Bob was also a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Paragon Lodge. He loved to cheer on The Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Indians and Browns. He also enjoyed playing euchre and golfing with his friends.

Bob is survived by his sister, Shirley Apostle; nieces, Patti (Lee) Stroll and Diana Farkas; along with many other nieces, nephews, and a huge number of friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Bernice, and brother-in-law, Art Apostle.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 with a Masonic service at 7:00 P.M. at Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Road, Rossford, Ohio. Additional visitation will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy., Rossford, Ohio with the funeral services to follow at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Rossford United Methodist Church.

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Clarence Clere

Clere, Clarence, age 77 years, of Fremont, OH, died October 13, 2019. Hanneman-Chudzinski-Keller Funeral Home, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Richard W. Demko, Sr.

Demko, Sr., Richard W., age 79 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away October 13, 2019. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Sean Howard

Sean D. Howard Sr., 49, passed away suddenly October 6, 2019.

Sean was born March 31, 1970 in Toledo, Ohio, to Joe and Linda (Walker) Howard. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1989.

He was an ASE Certified Mechanic and Professional Truck Driver for many years.

Surviving are his father, Joe and mother, Linda; brothers, Steven and Bryant (Sarina) Cosper; children, Sean Jr. (Heather), Solana, Shelby, Zeth Farris, and Anna-Lynn Marie; and fiance, Ashley.

Funeral Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., preceded by a wake at 2:00 p.m. at The House Of Day Chapel. In lieu of flowers a monetary contribution would be appreciated.

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Thomas Michael Jennings

Thomas Michael Jennings, age 68, of Toledo, died October 12, 2019 at his home. Tom was born January 22, 1951 in Toledo to the late Emit and Dorothy (Szyskowski) Jennings. He graduated from Lakota High School and attended Findlay College before starting a 40-year career in the trucking business. He retired from FedEx Ground as a line haul supervisor in 2015.

In his free time Tom enjoyed fishing, visiting the casino, and cooking. His specialty was his mom's potato salad recipe. He was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, and especially The Ohio State Buckeyes, and loved his dog, Sam. He will be remembered for his hardworking, straight-forward and honest nature, his dry wit, and his subtle, and sometimes sarcastic, sense of humor.

Tom is lovingly survived by his wife of more than 40 years, Judy; children, Kylie Jennings (Gary Welling) and Zachary Jennings (Krystal); grandchildren, Bella, Carter, Logan and Mason; siblings, Karis Earl (Ken), Darlene Jennings, Butch Jennings (Diane), Cal Jennings (Linda) and Jo Ascunce (Raul); and twelve nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Annie Perkey.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of memorial services at 7:00 p.m. in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave (west of Corey Rd.).

Contributions in Tom's name are suggested to ProMedica Hospice or the Toledo Area Humane Society.

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Ethel C. Ludwick

Ethel C. Ludwick, age 99, formerly of Whitehouse, Ohio passed away on October 10, 2019 at home in Pflugerville, TX. She was born on February 27, 1920 to Wayne and Rosa Lee (White) Brauneck in Wooster, Ohio.

Ethel was a member of the Perrysburg First United Methodist Church, Quester's Organization since 1968, Chairman of Michigan State Convention, Eastern Star-Palestine Chapter. She enjoyed gardening, collecting brilliant cuts of glass, antiques, and traveling.

Ethel is survived by her loving husband of 77 years, James; children, Dianne Shaver, Dan (Linda), and Dave (Bev); 9 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Family was very important to Ethel. She loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother and enjoyed being with her family members. Her parents, four siblings, and her infant son, Doug, preceded Ethel in death.

Family and Friends will be received on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9 A.M. until the time of the service at 11 A.M. at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee. In lieu of flowers, family is requesting donations to Cherry Street Mission in Toledo, cherrystreetmission.org or 105 17th Street Toledo, Ohio 43604. Online condolences may be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Jerry R. Mravec

Jerry R. Mravec, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019. Jerry was born on November 24, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio to Rudolph and Josephine (Sedlacek) Mravec. Jerry's journey was challenging indeed. He was born extremely visually challenged however, he loved to read. He graduated in 1966 from Cardinal Stritch High School and from Bowling Green State University in 1970. He was an accountant in the banking industry, and retired from the Toledo Metro Federal Credit Union in 2019. Jerry was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford where he volunteered in the food concession for bingo and worked the dining room for the parish festivals and ethnic dinners. He was a kind and gentle soul who was soft spoken and slow to criticize. He graciously accepted his ALS challenge.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memory is his sister, Karen (Mike) Kashmer; brother, Rudy (Linda) Mravec; 3 neices, 1 nephew, and their families.

Family and friends may visit at All Saints Catholic Church, 628 Lime City Rd., Rossford, OH 43551 on Friday, October, 18, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the church narthex. A Memorial Mass will immediately follow in the church with Rev. Anthony Recker officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the All Saints Building Fund in Jerry's memory. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Maddy, George, and Tony at St. Charles Mercy Hospital for the special care shown to Jerry. Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave online expressions of sympathy please visit www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

"We were indeed our brother's keeper!"

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Thomas Otto Patterson

Thomas Otto Patterson, age 79, of Toledo, passed away October 13, 2019 at Elizabeth Scott Nursing Home. He was born April 8, 1940 in Toledo to James and Delores (Pohlman) Patterson. Tom was a 1958 graduate of Maumee High School. Tom served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Tom was a member of the Maumee Elks and Holland American Legion. He was employed as a computer programmer for several places. Tom was an avid Cleveland Browns, Indians and Michigan fan. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most importantly spending time with his family.

Tom is survived by his wife, Carol A. Patterson; children, Tom (Jodi) Patterson, Dawn (Jodi) Patterson, Shane (Laurie) Patterson, Kelly (MaryLou) Patterson, James (Jen) Patterson, Roger Whaley, Dennis (Dawn) Whaley and Sheila (Tim) Davis; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sister, Pam (Mark) Mokri.

The family will receive guests Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Tom's memory.

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Eleanor B. Pietrowski

Eleanor B. Pietrowski, age 89, formerly of Homer Ave. in Toledo, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, October 13, 2019. She had lived with her daughter, Marlene and "son" Larry for close to 10 years where she received loving care. She was also deeply cared for by her daughter, Kimberlee. She was born on October 17, 1929 in Toledo, OH to Walter "Whitey" and Angeline "Nellie" (Napolski) Koperski. She graduated from Woodward High School in 1948.

Eleanor truly lived her whole life for the Lord. She rarely missed Holy Mass and was always praying the rosary. She would joke about her Catholic faith, and say she considered herself to be a "roaming" Catholic, as she was baptized at Nativity, made her 1st Communion and was married at St. Teresa's. She was confirmed at the Cathedral and worshipped her whole life at St. Vincent de Paul where she sang in the choir for many years and was a charter member of their 55 Plus club. Upon the closure of St. Vincent de Paul she joined the parish of Saints Adalbert and Hedwig. She also volunteered for the "Feed Your Neighbor" program and was always willing to give to those in need.

Eleanor was deeply loved and cherished by her family. She is survived by her son, Rodney (Lorraine) Pietrowski; daughters, Lynette Nowak, Marlene (Larry) Hardman, and Kimberlee (Patrick) Jagodzinski; sister, Phyllis Rodgers; grandchildren, Benjaman, Janet, Becky, Joshua, and Jason Pietrowski, Courtney (Aaron) Williams, Justin (Ariane) Hardman, and Ana and Terrence Jagodzinski; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Felix Pietrowski, on September 22, 1997.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 16 from 2-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., with a rosary 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 in Saints Adalbert and Hedwig Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

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

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Mary Ann Rickus

Rickus, Mary Ann, age 74 years, of Tiffin, OH, passed away October 11, 2019. Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, Tiffin, OH. As published in The Blade

Carolyn Fay Scharer

Carolyn Fay Scharer, 89, was born on March 11, 1930 and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at St. Charles Hospital. Carolyn resided with her husband, Jim, in Oregon, Ohio for the past 53 years. She was born in Toledo, Ohio at the home of her parents, father, Grover Hanely, and mother, Wilhelmina Emch. She was preceded in death by her bothers, Merlin (June) Hanely and Dale (Jane) Hanely.

She married her high school sweetheart, Jim Scharer, on March 30, 1951, when Jim hired out on the New York Central railroad, after dating the previous 6 years; thus spending 74 years together. She graduated from Waite High School in 1948, where she was named best female athlete her senior year. She attended the then Davis Business College in June of 1948 and graduated in July of 1949. She immediately began working there as Ruth Davis' personal secretary. She went on to teach there and work full time for over 50 years, retiring as Executive Vice President. She then worked part-time until February of 2013, for a total of 64 years. As a teenager she worked at the Red Cross making bandages during WWII. Later, she worked for the East Toledo YMCA with her husband, Jim, as membership chair people and on the Board of Directors. Carolyn was a pillar of faith to all that had the pleasure of knowing her. She sent text messages of scripture and encouragement every morning to the family from her cell phone. She was a member of Salem EUB and Mainstreet Churches her entire adult life, and taught Sunday school for over 70 years. Carolyn was a member of Zonta International for over 25 years. She was a leader on the Key 73 Lay Witness Missions and she regularly attended her Waite Alumni luncheon group. Carolyn was an avid sports fan, particularly Michigan football where she had season tickets for over 50 years. She attended her last game in 2010 against Notre Dame and she climbed up to row 96, the top row of the stadium, at 80 years old. She also enjoyed reading, collecting baseball cards, following her husband, sons', and grandkid's sporting events, spending time with her grandkids, and creating Bible quizzes every night at 8:00pm sharp.

She left behind her loving husband, Jim Scharer; sons, Jimmy (Jeannie), Dave (Karen); nephews, Ron (Laura) Scharer, John (Pat) Scharer, Clem Wernert; nieces, Marlene (Cecil) Evans, Lana Lee (Dick) Scott; grandchildren, Andrea (Kyle) Chapman, Bri (Michael) Waddell, Erick (Shana) Scharer, Meghan, Jennifer, Angie (Dan) Blair, Tommy (Becca) Nehring; great-grandchildren, Grant, Garrett, Brendon, Braylon, Kensington, Julian and Kayley.

Visitation will be held at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Rd., Oregon, Ohio on Wednesday, October 16, from 2-8 p.m. The family will also greet friends at Mainstreet Church, 5465 Moline Martin Rd., Walbridge Ohio, 43465 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Troy Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Carolyn's name can be made to Mainstreet Church. Carolyn's last morning text came on Thursday morning, two days before she passed and it read, "without faith nothing is possible and with it nothing is impossible."

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Richard Dean Shortridge

Richard Dean Shortridge, 88, of Toledo, Ohio passed away peacefully Sunday, October 13, 2019. He was born January 21, 1931 to Carl and Evelyn (Guese) Shortridge. He served in the Army during The Korean War then returned to marry his true love, Mary Lou, on June 23, 1956 and they had 63 wonderful years together. He spent his life surrounded by his children, his grandchildren, and his great grandchildren, and working on lawnmowers. He was retired from Libbey-Owens-Ford Rossford. He loved to dance, to sing in the choir, he was an author, and his sense of humor was legendary. We never doubted his love for family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou; sons, Rick (Kathy) Shortridge, Bill (Angela) Shortridge, Joe Shortridge; daughters, Diana Mylek, Peggy (Rick) Johnson, Jennifer Shortridge. Also survived by grandchildren, Brandon (Kristen) Shortridge, Luke (Sara) Shortridge, Bethany (Cory) Stevenson, Erin (Eric) Liedigk, Justin Shortridge, Jeff Shortridge, Jenna Johnson, Caleb (Emily) Mylek, Cassandra Shortridge, Melody Krueger, and twenty great-grandchildren.

Family will receive guests at Newcomer-North West Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. on Wednesday, October 16 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at St. Clement Church, with visitation in church one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Heartbeat of Toledo, Honor Flight, or St. Clement Church.

"Dad, you are so loved. Thank you for teaching us how to live and love by word and example. You are the person we all strive to be."

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Juanita "Irish" Skoczen

Juanita "Irish" Skoczen, age 80, of Woodville, Ohio passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Cleveland Clinic following a long illness. She was born on February 2, 1939 in Toledo, Ohio to Franklin and Mary (Brainard) Doyle. Juanita attended St. Joseph School and graduated from Maumee High School in 1957. In her early years she was very active in the Toledo Ski Club and the TCCY. During the second half of her life, she was involved in many groups at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Genoa, was a member of the Woodville Book Guild, and always enjoyed bowling. Irish retired in her mid-70's after 28 years as a bookkeeper at Tri State Expedited.

Juanita is survived by her son, David (Lisa) Skoczen; grandchildren, Oliver and Anderson; sister, Patricia Spychala; and nieces and nephews Patty, Ed, Ray and Jim (Donna). She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Doyle; brother-in-law, James Spychala; and niece, Mary Koder.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio with the Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maumee, Ohio. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Charles H. Strup

Strup, Charles H., age 88 years, of Delta, OH, passed away October 11, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Hector Villalon

Villalon, Hector, age 75 years, of Green Springs, OH, passed away October 9, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Deborah J. Wiltse

Wiltse, Deborah J., 59 years, of Clyde, OH, died October 13, 2019. Hanneman-Chudzinski-Keller Funeral Home, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary Young

Young, Mary, age 87 years, of Green Springs, OH, died October 11, 2019. Hanneman-Chudzinski-Keller Funeral Home, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

October 13, 2019

Dr. Mark Andrew Banks, MD.

Dr. Mark Andrew Banks, MD, 57 years, of Toledo, OH passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 in his home. A physician who practiced in Lancaster, OH.

A truly special man, Mark was so kind, giving, compassionate, loving, intelligent, handsome, and just the greatest guy.

He was born December 21, 1961 in Chicago, IL to Janet (Morrison) Geis. A 1980 graduate of Bedford High School he continued his education at the University of Toledo graduating in 1991 and completed medical school at Wright State University School of Medicine in 1995.

Mark is survived by his loving parents, Donald and Janet Geis; sons, Alex and Mitchell Banks; ex-wife of 19 years, Trish Banks; brother, David Banks; sisters, Lynette (Gino) Alleva, Donna Geis; many nieces, nephews, and adoring fans. He was preceded in death by his brother, Terry Banks.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 14, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI where the funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Cremation will follow. Memorial donations may be made to an Autism Organization of choice

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Robert C. Baughman

Baughman, Robert C., age 59 years, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away October 11, 2019. Sujkowski - Walker Funeral Home, Rossford, OH.

Betty Lou Benadum

Betty Lou Benadum, born April 8, 1930, passed away September 29, 2019 peacefully at UTMC and is now with her mother, father, and brother in heaven. She is survived by her two sons, Dennis Martin and Terry Martin; daughter-in law Cindy Conner; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Martin; and 5 grandchildren, Tabetha, Michelle, Amanda, Alexis and Zack. A grave-side service will be held at Toledo Memorial Park, October 14 at 10 a.m.

Patricia Ann "Pat" Brewer

Patricia Ann Brewer, age 75, of Toledo, passed away at Hospice of Northwest Ohio - Toledo on Monday, October 7, 2019 with her daughter by her side. She was born to Virgil and Ethel (Nottage) Baker in Toledo on November 10, 1943. Pat attended Woodward High School and was a lead cook at McDonald's in Sylvania for many years. Above everything, she loved her grandbabies!

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Lisa Brewer (Darrell Fletcher); grandchildren, Tamika Brewer and Veronika Brewer (Kyle Horton); great-grandchildren, Leah, Ajania, Linkin and Luke Brewer and Phoenyx Knight; grandsons-in-law, Christopher Thompson and Curtis Knight. Pat was preceded in death by her parents and step-father, John Nagel.

At Pat's request, there will not be any services.

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Ruth A. Brooks

Ruth A. Brooks, age 68, of Toledo, OH, passed away October 7, 2019 at Genacross Lutheran Village. She was born June 8, 1951 in Toledo to Louis and Loretta (Marshall) Meyer. Ruth was a devout Catholic. She enjoyed crocheting, but most importantly spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Ruth is survived by her children, Andrew (Sherri) Brooks, Tammie (John) Yeager, Jessicasue Brooks, Ben (Ashley) Brooks and Adam (Emily) Brooks; brother, William (Linda) Meyer; 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her sister, Sue Koontz.

According to the wishes of Ruth's family private services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross in Ruth's memory.

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Georgette Ann Burkey

Burkey, Georgette Ann, age 59 years, of Dundee, MI, passed away October 10, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Dundee, MI

Wood Thomas Charles

Thomas Charles Wood, 75, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Monday, Oct. 7th, 2019. He was born to the late Delos and Pauline Wood on May 5, 1944, in Muskegon, MI.

Tom graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School and the University of Toledo. He was married to the late Carol (Carr) Wood and they lived together in Toledo, OH before moving to Whitehall MI. Tom was an accountant for Chevrolet, then accepted a job at Howmet in Whitehall. He loved walking, sailing and golfing. He was a member of the Lion's Club, enjoyed spending time with his friends, and also enjoyed winters in Florida after retirement.

He is survived by Wendy Briseno of Whitehall; Sal Briseno of Chicago, IL; Amy and Frank Duvall of Moyock, NC; their children, Harrison, Trey, Alex, and Jackson; and one great-grandson, Liam. Tom is also survived by brothers, Paul and James (Leslie) Wood; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was also preceded in death by his sister-in-law Kathy.

The family plans to have a memorial service and celebration of life this summer in Toledo. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Parkcliffe Memory Care Community in Toledo.

Matthew Robert Crosby

Matthew Robert Crosby, 75, of Sylvania, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Toledo to Donald and Eleanor (Evers) Crosby on June 2, 1944. He was a longtime employee of Toledo Testing Lab where he worked mainly with concrete.

He is survived by his cousins, Barbara (Art) Morgan and Susanne (George) Booth.

Friends may gather at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo (419-841-2422) on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

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John "Andy" A. Cutcher

John "Andy" A. Cutcher, age 39, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, September 30, 2019. He was born on May 1, 1980, to Glenn and Sylvia Cutcher in Toledo, Ohio.

Andy was an avid Michigan State sports fan. He loved going to football games since his youth and tailgates with family and friends. Andy also enjoyed doting on his young nephew, Charlie, and saw him frequently. He had a strong connection with animals, especially family pets. Andy graduated from Central Catholic High School, class of '98 and attended Owens Community College. He was employed at FedEx for over a decade.

Left to cherish Andy's memory is his mother, Sylvia Cutcher; sisters, Marianne (Randy) Takacs and Betsy Vanderstelt; niece and nephews, Mary Rose (Josh) Gajewski, Jeremiah Takacs and Charlie Vanderstelt.

Preceding Andy in death was his father, Glenn Cutcher.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made to The Cherry Street Mission.

A graveside service will be held for Andy on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 10 A.M. at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted with Newcomer Funeral Home. To share memories and condolences with Andy's family please visit our website at:

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Douglas C. Daniels

Douglas C. Daniels of Toledo, OH passed away on September 11, 2019. He was a retired probation officer, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. He loved playing the sax and good food, but above all he loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter Leah and great-grandson Lincoln.

Reserved and shy, he was greatly beloved by his friends and leaves a Son, Granddaughter and Great-Grandson.

Rita Rose Graven

Rita Rose Graven, 85, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Heritage Corner Health Care in Bowling Green, Ohio. Rita was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 10, 1934 to Leon and Mary (Sobczak) Ziarno.

Rita is survived by her husband, Leslie Leon Graven; children Richard (Mary Pat), David (Linda), Thomas (Lisa), Duane (Lisa), Cynthia (Jim) Stover, Sandra Bak and Kenneth; 22 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; brothers, Eugene and John (Lea Ann) Ziarno and sister Theresa Beczynski, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Rita was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Gloria Gangway.

Per Rita's request there will be no visitation or formal funeral, interment will be private at Resurrection Cemetery. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patricks of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Toledo, Ohio 43614.

Not only did heaven receive an angel but a saint. Memorial contributions can be given to St. Patricks of Heatherdowns in her honor. Arrangements entrusted to Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd. Waterville, OH. To leave an online memory please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Jay Steven Gust

Jay Steven Gust, age 51, unexpectedly passed away in his home in Sierra Vista, Arizona in the early hours of October 5th, 2019.

He is survived by his daughter, Feilez Leon; mother, Patricia Gust; sisters, Linda Beck, Karen Gust; and brother, Jeffery Gust.

He was proceeded in death by his father, George Gust; sisters, Cheryl Gust, Tina Gust; and brother, Jerry Gust.

Jay was born and raised in Toledo Ohio and moved to Arizona to pursue a better life. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Willis Gilpin "Nick" Hazard

Willis Gilpin 'Nick' Hazard, Jr., 77, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine died on Friday, September 13, 2019. Nick was born on July 13, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio, to Elizabeth 'Lib' (Ericson) and Willis Gilpin 'Bill' Hazard, Sr., and he was the oldest of four children. He graduated from Miami University BS 1964 and Western Michigan University in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy MA 1973.

Nick was raised in Toledo and married his Libbey High School sweetheart, Gloria 'Cookie' Pund, in 1966. They celebrated their 53 years together this summer. Nick and Cookie moved to Auburn, Maine, in 1974 and raised their four boys — Ted, Josiah, and Sam Hazard and Neil Hasser. Nick worked as a Mobility and Orientation Specialist for the visually impaired for thirty years through the Maine Department of Human Services, and ten years at L.L.Bean.

Nick is survived by his wife and sons: Ted (Jennifer) with Lauren and Will of Cumberland, ME, Neil (Caitlin) Hasser with Colton and Graeme of San Francisco, Josiah of Boston, and Sam of Boston; his siblings: Samuel (Bettyanne), of Bardstown, KY, David (Dru Cassidy) of Maumee, OH, and Barbara (José) Font of Cape Coral, FL; his cousin, L.T. "Bill" (Tom) Ericson of Atlanta, GA; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held November 2 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Saco, ME. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders: www.theGFPD.org or Human Rights Campaign: www.hrc.org.

Linda (Dominguez) Helton

Linda (Dominguez) Helton, 70, of Toledo, OH, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Orchard Villa. She was born August 20, 1949 in Toledo, to parents Raimondo and Lillie (Rios) Dominguez. Linda was employed as a retail clerk for more than 30 years with the James Pharmacy before retiring in 2010. Her life was all about her family, they meant the world to her. Linda was a marvelous cook and enjoyed cooking large meals for the family to enjoy. She enjoyed music and playing Bunco with family.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Billy L. Helton; sons, Billy Jr. and Joshua (Laurie) Helton; grandchildren, whom she adored, Christopher (Brooke), Joseph, Dylan, Olivia, and Vanessa; sisters Dora (Jeff) Solly, Patricia (Ralph) Dominguez, and Tammy (George) Molina; brothers, Richard Sr., Richard (Melanie), and Mario (Lisa) Dominguez. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Dominguez.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, OH, Sunday, October 13th from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. where Funeral Services will be held Monday the 14th at 11:00 a.m. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

Linda's family would like to thank Becky, Steve, and Tammy, and all the staff at the Orchard Villa Skill Center for their loving care, and Tim of the Ohio Living Hospice for his Spiritual Guidance during this difficult time.

Those wishing to offer memorials in Linda's memory are asked to consider The Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio.

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Jennifer "Bobbi" (Wymyslo) Honse

Jennifer "Bobbi" Honse, 68, passed away October 6, 2019. Jennifer was born in Toledo, OH on June 2, 1951 to Edmund & Mary Wymyslo. Jennifer, a 1969 graduate of Central Catholic High School, married Ronald Honse on September 25, 1971.

Jennifer worked as a Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Serials Clerk 1968-1983. Later, she worked at Foodtown in Lambertville, MI, Fresh Market in Deer Park, IL, Kohl's in Lake Zurich, IL and as a nanny for several Michigan and Illinois families. She retired in 2016 and moved to The Villages, FL where she enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and Starsky & Hutch (family dogs). Throughout their marriage, Jennifer and Ron traveled to Australia, Fiji & Hawaii where she loved relaxing on the beach.

She is survived by her husband, Ron Sr., sons Ron Jr. and Jeffrey (Larissa); sisters Mary McCoy; Paula Dietrich; Becky Standering; Marsha Fumo and brothers Dr. Ted Wymyslo and Dr. Edmund Wymyslo. She was preceded in death by mother Mary Wymyslo (Jankowski); father Edmund Wymyslo, and brother Matthew.

A Celebration of her Life will be held in Toledo, OH at Regina Coeli Church at 10:00 a.m. on November 5th. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, FL.

Patsy L. Huffer


Patsy L. Huffer, 80, of Sylvania Township, OH passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, October 8, 2019. She was born October 18, 1938 in Lima, OH to Howard and Anna Mae (Mattis) Walborn. Patsy married Herbert E. Huffer on August 12, 1956, enjoying their 63 years together.

Patsy received her LPN in 1956 and worked for many doctors' offices in the area until needing to retire in 2012 due to her illness. She was a very strong and energetic person and fought against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease daily. Patsy enjoyed gardening, traveling with her husband to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and being with her family and friends.

Patsy is survived by her husband, Herbert; daughters, Candace (Steve Keyes) Huffer and Kimberly (Kevin) Burns; son, Ryan Huffer; grandchildren, Megan Peterman, Emilee, Cameron, Caleb Darr and Katie Huffer; 1 great grandchild and brother-in-law, Walter (Edith) Huffer.

Visitation will be at Reeb Funeral Home on Monday, October 14, 2019 from 4p.m. until 7p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 1p.m. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials may be given to Heartland Hospice. On-line condolences may be left at

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Theodore G. Jenkins

Theodore G. Jenkins, a Marine veteran who served his country in two wars, remained active in the Marine Corps Reserve after returning to civilian life, and distinguished himself in the corporate world for Libbey-Owens-Ford, passed away peacefully Friday, September 13, 2019 of complications from pancreatic cancer at his Toledo, Ohio home at the age of 91.

Ted is survived by his wife, Anne; daughters, Jane Arimoto, of Springfield, Pennsylvania and Ruth Jenkins (John Moses), of Fresno, California; grandchildren, Jordan Arimoto, Cameron (Lauren) Arimoto, Kathryn Jenkins-Moses, Emily Jenkins-Moses; and great-grandchild, Baby Arimoto arriving in December; along with Anne's children, Trudy (John) Aleksander, Mary Beth (Jerry) Wassum, Marian (Jerry) Gomoll, and Frank (Jan) McLaughlin; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Phyllis; sister, Janice Jenkins; and brothers, Ben, Don, and Jack Jenkins.

A Celebration of Ted's life will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ohio Living Swan Creek Retirement Community, 5916 Cresthaven Lane, Toledo, Ohio 43614. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Ohio Living Swan Creek Life Care Commitment Fund, Eastminster United Presbyterian Church, 725, Navarre Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43605, or the BGSU Veterans' Memorial Garden- www.bgsu.edu/givejenkins. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements

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Dorothy Lucille Johnston

Dorothy Lucille Johnston, age 88, of Toledo, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in her home surrounded by family. She was born September 29, 1931 in Toledo to the late Louis and Agnes (Haupricht) Schneider. Dorothy attended Whitney Vocational High School and worked as a fashion buyer at LaSalle Cook. She was later employed as a jewelry buyer at Kmart, as a warehouse associate at Ace Hardware and was affectionately known as the "Cookie Lady" at Whitmer/Washington Local School. Dorothy was an avid golfer, past member of Toledo Tennis Club and Shadow Valley Tennis Club. She especially enjoyed summers spent at the family cottage on Big Platte Lake, Honor, MI.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of more than 63 years, William John Johnston; grandchild, Grace Katherine Koester; brothers, Gene Schneider, James Schneider and Louis Schneider; sisters, Margaret Hennig and Mary Juers; sisters-in-law, Shirley McMan, Pauline Begin, Betty Jean Kaiser, Marilyn Schneider and Dolly Johnston; and brothers-in-law, Robert Johnston, John Begin, Gene Kaiser, Fanz Hennig, and Milton Juers; and son-in-law, Michael Cluckey.

She is survived by daughters, Patricia Cluckey and Belinda (Larry) Koester; sons, Michael (Kerry) and William Jay Johnston; grandchildren, Sean (Jyl) and Eric Cluckey, Shannon (DJ) Belkofer, Abigail, Nikolaus and William Koester, Evan, Elliot (Gabby) and, Emerson, Zachary (Randi Lee) and Kendra Johnston; great grandchildren, Parker, Trent, Jaxon, Wesley and Isabella; sister-in-law, Barb Schneider, sister, Rosie (James) Fleitz and sister-in-law, MaryAnn Schneider.

Friends may visit the family at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey) on Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 10:15 a.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in the funeral home followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Little Flower Catholic Church, 5522 Dorr St., Toledo. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

The family suggests memorials to Lake Township Park Fund, William Johnston Memorial, 5153 Scenic Hwy. M-22, Honor, Michigan 49640 or Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 3152 Little Rd., Suite 146, Trinity, Florida 34655.

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William Dale Jones, Sr.

William Dale Jones Sr., age 76, of Toledo, OH, passed away Monday October 7, 2019 at his home under hospice care.

Bill was born January 24, 1943 to Herrell and Anna Jones. He was a retired electrician and Navy veteran who enjoyed woodworking, fishing and watching old western movies.

Bill is survived by his wife, Susan; children, Stephen (Michelle) Wells, Patricia (David) Smith, William Jones Jr, Timothy Jones, and Jennifer Jones; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends for a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Memorial Lutheran Church, 3215 Douglas Rd., Toledo, Ohio, on Friday, October 25, 2019 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Allan D. "Big Al" Loeffler

Allan D. "Big Al" Loeffler, age 89, of Sylvania, formerly of Hillsdale, MI, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Lakes of Sylvania. He was born on May 22, 1930 to Clarence and Ruby (Davis) Loeffler in Toledo. Allan was a banker for many years and was the branch manager for Ohio Citizens Bank. He worked at Raceway Park Toledo, OH as the money room attendant and at Glendale Downs in Hillsdale, MI. He was the broker/owner of Universal Number One Real Estate Company in Hillsdale County, MI. Allan enjoyed golfing, woodworking, and was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions. He loved being the Manager for the Beatles Tribute Band, "Shout!" and "The Travelers" which he did for many years. Allan was a devoted father, papa and husband, and loved nothing more than taking care of his family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Allan is survived by his loving daughters, Jackie (Ron) Merritt, Vickie Purcell and Robin (Dale) Togni; grandchildren, Chris (Tammi) White, Jessica Fogel, and Amanda Merritt; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Alana, Jacob, Kamyrn, Cooper, and Aiden; and many other family members and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Marilyn, September 2, 2019; daughter, Wendy Rae Loeffler; siblings, Dorothy, Joan, Larry and Bill.

The family will receive guests on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Newcomer – West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Rd., Toledo. OH 43615 (419-392-9500) with Memorial Services beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Inurnment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park.

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Robert Raymond Lothery

On October 7, 2019, the gates of Heaven were opened and Robert Raymond Lothery made his transition to his heavenly home. "A job well done my good and faithful servant."

Raymond Lothery was born on April 30, 1942 to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Mary Pearl Lyons-Lothery in Toledo, Ohio. He received his general education in the Toledo Public School System, graduating from Macomber-Whitney High School in 1960. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Tri-State University (Trine University) in Angola, Indiana. He received many accolades while playing basketball at Macomber-Whitney and later at Tri-State. During his tenure at Tri-State, Raymond led his basketball team to many championships. His love for playing basketball, led him to play with the "Original Harlem Globetrotters". He traveled the world with the Original Harlem Globetrotters for five years.

Raymond loved the Lord and accepted Christ at an early age, and was baptized at St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church, where he remained an active and faithful member. He served on the Usher Board, Trustee Board, and the Steward Board. He always made sure that his church was taken care of. He mowed the church lawn and when it snowed he made sure that the church's parking lot was plowed and the sidewalk was cleared for its members.

Raymond was a visionary, leader, humanitarian, executive and activist for his community. He had a heart for service and for the youth in the community. He worked for the Toledo Public School System as a teacher. Shortly after that he found his passion and became the Director of the Indiana YMCA and the Wayman Palmer YMCA. He always had time to impart wisdom and to encourage the youth. During his tenure as the Executive Director of the Y, he was a father and an uncle to many. Raymond loved God, family, youth, and his community unconditionally. He was a dynamic man who went out of his way to help others. He inspired many youth to make positive changes in their lives.

After having served twenty-five (25) years at the "Y", he retired and started his own Lawn Services (Big Ray's Lawn Service). Once again, doing what he loved most-helping others.

He played Federation Basketball for years and was an avid bowler for many years. He was also a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan. He received numerous awards and recognitions for his service to his community. Raymond will be most fondly remembered as a loving and devoted husband, "grandpa", brother, uncle, mentor and as a friend to many. He knew no stranger.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Marcia Fitzpatrick, Jackie Lothery, and his nephew, James Fitzpatrick. Celebrating his legacy and cherishing his memory includes his loving and devoted wife of forty-one years, Billie Jean Lothery; three brothers, Paul (Louise) Lothery, of Winter Garden, Florida; Michael Lothery, Darryl (Catherine) Lothery, all of Toledo, Ohio; and one sister, Janet Durley, of Atlanta, Georgia; Nikki Wilson, who he fondly called his daughter; grandsons, Jalen Wilson and Braden Sutton, all of Toledo, Ohio; lifelong devoted friends, Calbert Temple and Byrl Wright; special friends, Bill Skadow, Jim Dehaven and Lorraine Bartley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving relatives.

A special "thank you" to Lawrence Bowen his aide; Hospice of Northwest Ohio, and Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice.

Visitation will be Monday, October 14, 2019 from 4-8:00 p.m. Dale-Riggs Funeral Home Chapel, wake service Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. followed by funeral service 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church, 954 Belmont Avenue, Rev. Ronald Bailey pastor, interment Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. www.dalefh.com

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Joanne H. Mermer

Joanne H. Mermer 83 of Perrysburg, passed away Wednesday October 9, 2019. She was born in Oregon, Ohio on February 18, 1936 to Joseph and Helen Haas. Joanne was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and Mary Manse College.

She was a gifted artist who received numerous awards and sold water color paintings throughout Northwest Ohio. She was also a member of the Toledo Artists Club. Joanne loved attending local flea markets and estate sales and especially enjoyed meeting new people. She was a devoted wife and mother and will always be remembered as a kind and gentle soul to all who knew her.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John and daughter-in-law, Kathryn Mermer as well as numerous siblings. She is survived by her children, Michael Mermer, Mary Jo Mermer, John (Belinda) Mermer, Patricia (Gene) Luciano and Jennifer ( Ben) Lieb as well as 9 grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday October 18, 2019 in St. Rose Church, Perrysburg at 11:00 a.m. where the family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Rose Cemetery. Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Please view and sign the guest registry at coylefuneralhome.com.

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Dale "Duke" W. Miekis

Dale "Duke" W. Miekis, age 82 of Northwood, OH passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. He was born on February 24, 1937 in Toledo, OH to Walter and Eloise (Janicki) Miekis. Dale was an electrician with the Local 8, IBEW and proudly served as a Volunteer Firefighter for the City of Northwood for 50 years where he served as Captain and was instrumental with starting their EMS program. He also served on the Civil Service Board for Northwood and was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford. Dale enjoyed traveling, golfing, old cars, playing cards and dominos. Most of all Dale enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle who will be dearly missed.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Joyce (Critzer) Miekis; children, Kevin (Irene) Miekis, Renee (Douglas) Bowman, Patti (Keith) Turco, Brenda (David) Kreger; step-children, David (Patricia), Brent (Beth), Michael (Cheryl), Ryan (Kerry) and Kristin Martin; sister, Elaine (Leo) Pawlowski. Also surviving are many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Sally Miekis.

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski–Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd., Rossford, OH 43460 on Monday, October, 14, 2019 from 2 to 8 p.m. where Last Alarm services will be provided by the Northwood Fire Department at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Church, 628 Lime City Rd., Rossford, OH 43460 beginning at 11 a.m. where the family will greet guests beginning at 10 a.m. in the church narthex. Interment will follow at Lake Township Cemetery in Millbury. Memorial contributions may be directed to All Saints Catholic Church or the Northwood Fire Department in Dale's memory. To leave online expressions of sympathy please visit www.walkerfumeral homes.com.

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Dennis Pawlaczyk, Sr.

Dennis Pawlaczyk, Sr., age 68, of Toledo, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born to Frank and Marcella (Wasielewski) Pawlaczyk in Toledo, Ohio on May 9, 1951. Dennis was a 1969 graduate of Macomber High School and was a retired diesel mechanic. He enjoyed working on cars, bowling, camping, fishing, NASCAR and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Mark, Sr. (Christina) Pawlaczyk, Brian (Jennifer) Pawlaczyk, Dennis, Jr. (Sarah) Pawlaczyk and Mary Pawlaczyk; grandchildren, Nicholas, Arianna, Brianna, Megan, Mark Jr., Jenna and Landon Pawlaczyk; Ashlynn and Kadence Green; brother, Gerald (Karen) Pawlaczyk and sister, Shirley (Robert) Yaross. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Jo-Ann M. (Florkowski) Pawlaczyk.

The family will receive guests on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 1-3:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with his Memorial Service starting at 3:00 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

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Jacquelyn R. "Jacie" Porthouse

Jacquelyn R. "Jacie" (Hower) Porthouse, 91, of Bolingbrook, IL passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019. She was born on November 16, 1927 to Robert and Bernice (Klewer) Hower.

Jacie is survived by her son, Todd (Cheryl) Porthouse; daughter, Holly (Robert) Schneider; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her sister, Virginia (Tom) Hetman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; sons, Jim (Myra) Porthouse and Mark (Lori) Porthouse.

Patricia A. Price-Huffman

Patricia A. Price-Huffman, 80, died Thursday, October 10, 2019 at peace in her home. She was born October 25, 1938 in Toledo to Edmund John and Laura Margaret (Faulkner) Hohenbrink. Patricia was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. She previously worked at John Casablancas and also ran her own ceramics store.

Patricia's family was always her number one priority. She spent her free time doing crafts and sewing with her great-grandchildren; spent her time baking and cooking for all; and through her years of pain, she always put everyone else first. Despite her pain, she regularly attended church, parties, traveled, and still cared about others. While out at these events, most people would recognize her from her unique business card: homemade cookies. She gave them out to everyone as a gift from her heart.

Patricia is survived by children, Lynne (Albert) Bittner, Harold Price, Debbie (Paul) Gronbach and Earl Price; stepson, Jeffrey (Lori) Huffman; grandchildren, Karen (Bill) Murray, William; Michelle (Diego) Nakashima, Meah, Canyon; Tiffany (Steve) Karam, Sarah, Kaylee, Kylie; Erica Gronbach, Alaina, Matthew; Michael Gronbach; Benjamin (Julie) Price, Morgan, Garret, Savanah; Brittany Price; Courtney Miller, Alex; and brother, David (Janice) Hohenbrink. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Huffman; grandson, Zachary Price; and step-son, Matthew Huffman.

Family and friends may visit Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Avenue, Oregon, OH 43616 on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Lake Twp. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Christ United Methodist Church.

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Martha Pusey

Martha Swank McCloud Pusey, 92, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Martha was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Janice S. McCloud.

She was predeceased by her husband, Walter W. Pusey and brother, John E. McCloud.

Martha was a graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School and Illinois Wesleyan University; she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

A former resident of Waterville, Ohio, Martha was a home economics teacher in the Anthony Wayne School District and a member of the Waterville United Methodist Church.

The Puseys moved to Hendersonville, NC in 1989.

Her survivors include sons, Walter M. Pusey and his wife, Jeanne Anderson of Flat Rock, North Carolina, John W. Pusey and his wife, Annie Read of Yachats, Oregon, and daughter, Melissa L. Pusey Jackson and her husband, Marvin Jackson of Corvallis, Oregon; grandchildren, Wesley Pusey, Caleb Pusey, Anne Pusey, Jacob Pusey, Nathan Jackson, Kirk Jackson and great granddaughter, Emma Pusey.

Memorials may be made to the Carolina Village Employee Appreciation Fund at Carolina Village, 600 Carolina Village Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.

Jean Marie Samberg

Jean Marie Samberg, age 72, of Toledo's Point Place Community, passed away peacefully October 11, 2019 at her home. She was born October 20, 1946 in Toledo to John and Hazel Irene (Thomas) Wilkolek. She was a 1964 graduate of Woodward High School. Jean was employed by the Giant Corporation and by the Catholic Diocese of Toledo as a telephone operator and mail room clerk. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Judith Ann; and step-sister, Karen Rick. She is survived by her husband, James Samberg; sister, Elaine (Mike) Sotko; step-mom, Mary Wilkolek; son, Jeffery Samberg; grandchildren, Katie and Jake; 1 great-grandchild; step-sisters, Gloria (George) Hofmann, Bonnie Duffy, and Cindy Dickson; and step-brother, Raymond Lewis.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH. The Funeral Service for Jean will follow in the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. Services will conclude with interment in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

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Myron Eugene Sanderson

Myron Eugene Sanderson, 83, of Spring Arbor Twp passed away on October 9, 2019 at his home. He was born May 18, 1936 in Richfield Twp, Ohio to Ralph and Clare (Kreuz) Sanderson.

Myron is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his sons, Matthew, David (Billie) and Greg; step-children, Fr. Donald Kaufman L.C., Kathlyn Chapin, and Kristie Kaufman. He was Grandpa to Christopher, Collin, and Alex. Also surviving are brother, John (Fredlyn) Sanderson; sisters, Lillian Casey, Marlene Snyder, Joan (Rick) Schliebner and Linda (Dick) Korneffel; and his many nieces and nephews. Myron was preceded in death by his mother, Clare; father, Ralph; brothers-in-law, Charlie Casey, James Snyder, and Roger Barnaby; niece, Sallie Sanderson; nephew, Clare Snyder.

After graduation from Metamora High School, Myron proudly served his country at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. He attended Bowling Green State University and received his Jurisprudence Doctorate from the University of Toledo.

Myron was an attorney in private practice and Assistant Prosecutor for the County of Jackson. In 1982 he was appointed Attorney Magistrate 12th District Court and held that position until his retirement in 2005.

In his time as Magistrate, he married over 7000 couples. Always having a sweet tooth, he was known to find any cookie that was in any office at the courthouse. He loved being outdoors and could be found walking the streets of Jackson on his lunch hour or the dirt roads of Pulaski on the weekends. Myron and Marilyn took many day and weekend trips to almost every small town in Michigan, visiting all the lighthouses on the Michigan shorelines. In retirement, they spent winters in Garden City, South Carolina, where Myron volunteered at Georgetown Hospital and loved walking on the sandy beaches, leaving his footprints for miles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on October 16, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Queen of the Miraculous Catholic Church in Jackson, Michigan, with Fr. Donald Kaufman as Celebrant. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery, Concord, Michigan.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Elara Caring and Hospice; and to his very loving aides, Bonnie, Carol, and Mary who made it possible for Myron to be comfortably cared for at his home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boy Scout Troop 4309 or Queen of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church.

Lauer Family Funeral Home, 116 S. Main Street in Concord has been entrusted to care for the family. Please share condolences at www.lauerfh.com.

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James W. Schwind

Schwind, James W., age 74 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away October 10, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH.

David C. Showell

Showell, David C., age 40 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away October 10, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH.

Sammy Swiden

Swiden, Sammy A. E. age 64 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away October 5, 2019. Cremation Society of Toledo

Dorothy Szczepaniak

Dorothy Szczepaniak age 88 of Point Place passed away peacefully October 5, 2019 at home. Dorothy was born September 3, 1931 in Toledo to Walter and Eva (Zglinski) Tucholski. The oldest of 3 children, Dorothy graduated from Woodward High School and married Steve Szczepaniak on April 16, 1955 in St. Hedwig Catholic Church. She worked at St. Vincent Hospital as a nurse's assistant for over 10 years and then at Purex Soap as a packager until the plant was sold. An outgoing person, Dorothy continued working as a demo lady for Pace Club, Sam's Club and finally Meijer where she worked for over 20 years until retiring in 2014 at age 83. She made friends with every customer she met. In her younger years she enjoyed bingo, bowling and playing cards. Dorothy was very proud of her Polish heritage and every Sunday back in the 60's & 70's Helen & Chet Polka Party could be heard all over the house. She danced like a rock star at her grandson's wedding! Dorothy loved dogsitting for Gidget, Tiki and Heidi. What she most enjoyed was spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren! Her neighbors will remember the pride she took keeping her lawn very meticulous!!

Surviving are her loving children, Susan (Larry) Matuszak and Stephen (Lori) Szczepaniak. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jonathan (Nicci) Matuszak and Brian Matuszak along with her two great grandchildren, Dominic and Carmela Matuszak. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Steve; her sister, Marcie Wisniewski and her brother, Walter Tucholski.

Dorothy's Life Celebration will be Thursday, October 17 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. when the Memorial Service begins at 7:00 p.m. in Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio 419-475-5055, with Deacon Brendan Gillen presiding. Interment will be private in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio. We would like to express our appreciation and thank the Washington Township Police for watching over her and keeping her company when she was out working on her lawn.

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Irene Valiquette

Irene Valiquette, 95, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019. Irene was born in Bono, Ohio on January 25, 1924 to Clarence and Elizabeth (Lacourse) Cousino. Irene owned the Victory Tavern in Harbor View and along with her husband, Don, operated Don and Dolly's on Bayshore Road serving the dock and shipyard lunch crowd. Irene also worked as a custodian at Jerusalem Elementary and Clay High School, retiring in 2005. She was a devoted member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Toledo.

Irene is survived by her husband, Donald; grandchildren, Michelle (Chris) Uhle and Joe (Tina) Jablonski; 3 great grandchildren; and sisters, Audrey Lawrence and Anita Breuster. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Bonnie Jablonski; and sisters, Marie and Gertie.

Friends may visit at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Rd. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 628 Locust Street, Toledo, where the family will greet friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment: North Oregon Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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Kari Ann Vance

Kari Ann Vance, age 47, of Lambertville, MI passed away on September 29, 2019 after battling a long illness accompanied by chronic pain. She was born July 31, 1972 in Toledo, Ohio to Carol and Ken Vance. Kari had a special love for animals and lived for helping save animals by fostering. Kari loved to travel and explore with her mother, Carol. Kari had a bubbly personality that could make anyone smile. She was a 1990 graduate of Whitmer High School and her last job was with the Lucas County Justice Department as a computer programmer. Kari was able to give the gift of organ donation to help others. Kari is survived by her mother, Carol Vance; sister and brother in law, Kathy and Steve Jakubowski; her nieces, Lindsay Simmet and Kristi Ackerman; and their families. She was preceded in death by her father, Ken Vance; and brother, Derek Vance. Donations can be made to an animal rescue of your choice in Kari's name.

Sister Eileen Marie Vogel

Sister Eileen Marie Vogel, OSU, 84, died October 9, 2019 at Ursuline Center.

Sister Eileen Marie was the daughter of the late Lawrence Joseph and Lavina S. Niederkohr Vogel. Sister Eileen Marie was born and raised in Tiffin, Ohio. She and her family were parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin.

Sister Eileen Marie graduated from Calvert High School, Tiffin, then entered the Ursuline Convent of the Sacred Heart in 1953. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Mary Manse College in 1965 and a Master's degree from Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1975.

Known for her kindness and gentleness, Sister Eileen Marie served as a primary teacher at several Diocese of Toledo schools beginning in 1955, including Rosary Cathedral, St. Thomas Aquinas School, Good Shepherd School, St. Anthony Hall, and St. Francis de Sales Achievement School in Toledo; St. Mary School, Tiffin; and St. John the Baptist School, Point Place. Her ministry as Director of Religious Education at St. John the Baptist Parish spanned from 1981 to 2009.

Sister Eileen Marie is survived by her step-sisters, Phyllis (Urban) Wurm and Mary Ellen (Tom) Zahn; step-brother Gerald (Karen) Meier; step-sister-in-law Rita Meier; cousins, nieces and nephews, and her Sisters and Associates of the Ursuline Community. She was preceded in death by her parents and step-mother, Catherine Warnement Meier Vogel; and her step-brother James Meier.

Memorials may be made to the Ursuline Convent, 4045 Indian Road, Toledo, OH 43606.

Visitation will be on Monday, October 14, 2019, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Ursuline Center, 4035 Indian Road, Toledo, OH, with a Scripture Vigil at 6:30 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Ursuline Center. Please sign the guest register at CoyleFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are by Coyle Funeral Home.

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David E. Webb

David E. Webb, age 77, of Maumee, Ohio passed away peacefully on September 24, 2019. He was born on April 27, 1942 in Toledo, Ohio to Eugene and Geraldine Webb who preceded him in death.

Dave is survived by his loving partner, Florence Seger; daughter, Julie; son, Peter (Sharon); as well as his grandchildren, Sophie and Harrison. Dave, the eldest of six children, is also survived by brothers, Thomas Webb (Linda), Allan Webb (Marty) and sisters, Carol Wenberg (Jim), Anita Lamb (Dick) and Kathy Botts. He had many special nieces and nephews. Besides his family, his beloved English Bulldogs, Izzy and Norm, as well as the men and women of Third Street Cigar Smoking Lounge, in Waterville, Ohio, will miss him.

Dave graduated from St. Francis de Sales in 1960. He attended John Carroll University and the University of Toledo. In the fall of 1963, at the age of 21, he entered USAF pilot training through the Ohio Air National Guard. David graduated the following fall and checked out in the F-84F at the Toledo ANG 180TFS.

In January of 1966, Dave began flying for American Airlines and was based in Buffalo, NY. At that time, he transferred to Niagara Falls ANG 136TFS, flying F-100Cs. In January of 1968, his unit was called to active duty for the Pueblo Crisis and subsequently sent to Tuy Hoa, Vietnam, where he flew over 250 combat missions.

David spent thirty-seven years as an airline pilot for American Airlines. He instructed at the American Airlines Flight Academy as a Check Airman for a number of years and was an FAA designee for the 757/767/777 aircraft. As manager of International Flight Department, in the late nineties, he was responsible for the flying procedures in South America, the North Atlantic and the Pacific. One of the highlights of his career was flying as Captain on Pope John Paul II's flight from Denver to Rome in 1993.

After retiring in the spring of 2002, he built the barge, "Shenandoah", in London and traveled the canals through the wine country of France until the fall of 2011. Upon returning to the US, Dave, along with friends, opened Third Street Cigar Smoking Lounge in Waterville, Ohio.

A celebration of Dave's life will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. at The Stables, 11781 Obee Road, Whitehouse, Ohio 43571.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests checks be made to Flag City Honor Flight, P.O. Box 885, Findlay, Ohio 45839, in honor of David Webb. This organization, which honors military service, provides opportunities for veterans to visit memorials in Washington, DC.

Nancy A. Wretschko

Nancy A Wretschko, 97, of Holland, Ohio, passed away October 5, 2019. Born July 26, 1922, in Richmond, Virginia, Nancy was a substitute teacher for the Washington Local Schools for 15 years at Whitmer High School. She was a volunteer and member of the St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary for over 50 years. Nancy was an avid reader of books and the Toledo Blade. She loved to play bridge and enjoyed her friends. She loved life.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Richard J. Wretschko. Surviving are her daughters, Jane Mort of Powell, OH, Ellen (Mark) Hitchins of Sewickley, PA; son, Richard (Juli) Wretschko of Monument, CO; grandchildren, Abigail (Tom) Blankenship, Amanda Webb, Lauren Wretschko, Andrew Yunker; and great-grandchildren, Briley Webb and Jack Blankenship; cousins, Lu Soukup, Wilmington, DE, Mac Angell, Richmond, VA; niece, Susan Angell, Washington, DC; along with many dear nieces and nephews across the country.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 2 at 2 p.m. in the St. Luke's Hospital Auditorium. The family requests any memorials be made to St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary Flower Fund.

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October 12, 2019

Delbert Henry "Del" Ackerman

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

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

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

Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at First St. John's Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman Rd., Toledo. Followed by a celebration of life at the German Club at 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon.

Florence M. Augustine

Augustine, Florence M., age 98 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away October 9, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH.

Albert Joseph Bachler III

Albert Joseph Bachler III, age 79, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family, Thursday morning, October 10, 2019. He was born May 12, 1940 in Toledo, Ohio to Albert Joseph II and Ladora Jean (Linghor) Bachler. Albert graduated from Woodward High School, and married his loving wife, Flossie Moore, on March 19, 1958. Together they raised three children.

Albert worked as a mechanic for TARTA, retiring in 1997. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan who also enjoyed fishing, camping and playing cards with his co-workers on their lunch hour. Most of all, he loved playing basketball with his family and spoiling his grandkids by taking them to Major Magic's and Chuck E. Cheese.

Albert will be greatly missed by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Flossie; daughter, Sheila (Glenn) Wilson; son, Richard Bachler; grandchildren, Brandon (Carrie) Bachler, Brian (Julia) Bachler, Lindsay (Frank) Puz, Courtney Wilson and Richard (Rick) Wilson; great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Jack Bachler; sisters, Sandra Miller and Diane Nevers; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents and son, Gregory Joseph Bachler.

Family and friends may visit Monday, October 14th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 15th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Living Hospice.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at:

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Wood Thomas Charles

Thomas Charles Wood, 75, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Monday, Oct. 7th, 2019. He was born to the late Delos and Pauline Wood on May 5, 1944, in Muskegon, MI.

Tom graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School and the University of Toledo. He was married to the late Carol (Carr) Wood and they lived together in Toledo, OH before moving to Whitehall MI. Tom was an accountant for Chevrolet, then accepted a job at Howmet in Whitehall. He loved walking, sailing and golfing. He was a member of the Lion's Club, enjoyed spending time with his friends, and also enjoyed winters in Florida after retirement.

He is survived by Wendy Briseno of Whitehall; Sal Briseno of Chicago, IL; Amy and Frank Duvall of Moyock, NC; their children, Harrison, Trey, Alex, and Jackson; and one great-grandson, Liam. Tom is also survived by brothers, Paul and James (Leslie) Wood; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was also preceded in death by his sister-in-law Kathy.

The family plans to have a memorial service and celebration of life this summer in Toledo. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Parkcliffe Memory Care Community in Toledo.

Helen Evanoff

Evanoff, Helen, age 89 years, of Rossford, OH, passed away October 10, 2019. Neville-Shank Funeral Home, Holland, OH.

Mickiele Fullwood

Fullwood, Mickiele P., age 21 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away October 4, 2019. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH.

Donald W. "Don" Gochenour

Donald W. Gochenour, age 81, of Sylvania, passed away October 9, 2019. Don was born April 21, 1938, on Vail Avenue in Toledo, to Robert and Lucille (Mahler) Gochenour. Don graduated from Whitmer High School in 1956 near the top of his class. It was at Whitmer where Don met his future wife and the love of his life, Charmayne Hinds. They enjoyed cruising around West Toledo in Don's 56 Ford Victoria and getting burgers at the White Hut on Sylvania Avenue. After getting married in 1959, Don and Charmayne raised their four children in a home they built on Tavistock Drive in Toledo. When building their home, Don made sure to include space for his widowed mother-in-law to live with their family. A true "Renaissance Man" at the Tavistock homestead, Don could file the income taxes, fix his 1973 AMC Gremlin, trade stocks, plant 10 flats of flowers, mow the lawn, provide expert commentary on Ohio State Football or any Three Stooges movie, know the words to every country music song, clean the pool (even though he couldn't swim!) and cook a full gourmet dinner for seven people, all in a single Saturday afternoon! Don seemed to know the answer to virtually any question and could solve any problem no matter how complicated. Don dearly loved his family and was responsible for creating so many wonderful memories from beautiful Christmases, to carefully planned Easter Egg hunts, to elaborate Thanksgiving Day Dinners. Don's "oyster stuffing" dressing was world famous. A "roller coaster aficionado", the family eagerly awaited our annual trips to Cedar Point where Don would make sure all of his kids and, later, grandkids rode on all of the roller coasters with him, whether they wanted to or not. Cedar Point was truly Don's "Graceland"!

Don worked his entire 45 year career in the telecommunications industry starting with Western Electric, which merged with AT&T, then became Lucent Technologies, then became AT&T again. While at AT&T, Don traveled around the Midwest overseeing the installation of various types of communication equipment. Due to his travels, Don knew virtually every back road, rural route, and "out in the middle of nowhere places" in middle America. Near the end of his career, Don was heavily involved in the installation of new fiber optic cable systems which enabled the later development of a revolutionary new technology called... "The Internet".

In retirement, Don enjoyed cooking, collecting antiques, restoring furniture, overseeing home improvement projects (he recently installed an elevator in his garage), and planning vacations for the entire family, which now included eight grandchildren, to Florida, Maine, Michigan, Colorado, South Carolina, and an area he truly enjoyed--the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Don took great pleasure in watching his grandchildren grow up, attending their athletic and school events, and was immensely proud of all of them. When not with the entire family, Don and Charmayne enjoyed traveling around the United States and recently completed a Mississippi Riverboat Cruise in celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary. Although Don left us many years too soon, he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will live on in our memories forever!

Don is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charmayne A. Gochenour; children, Jennifer G. (Tom) Renshaw, Jeffery A. Gochenour, Jon D. (Lynne) Gochenour, Jay R. (Sarah) Gochenour; brother, Dale E. (Barbara Porter) Gochenour; grandchildren, Kaleigh (Phil), Ian (Brittany), Amanda, David, Lena, Nora, Jacob, and Eleanor; and three great-grandchildren, Easton, Charlotte, and Maggie. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Robert C. and Richard A. Gochenour. He was a member of St. Pius X Church in Toledo.

The family will receive guests Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). A wake service will held at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated beginning at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 14, at St Pius X Church, 3011 Carskaddon Avenue, with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions in Don's memory can be made to St. Pius X Church or School.

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Michael J. Hayes

Mike Hayes, 70, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2019 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 11, 1949 in Toledo, Ohio to Michael and Wilma (Trumbell) Hayes. Mike worked for Allied Chemical, Schindler-Haughton, Dana Corporation, and lastly for T.S.A. up until his retirement.

Mike was an avid Ohio State football fan and could often be heard saying "Watch for the fake," as he watched the games. He loved his vacations on Lake Erie and trying to outsmart the contestants on Jeopardy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, along with his in-laws, Donald "Pete" and Rosemarie Thompson; and brother-in-law, Calvin Szymkowiak.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Vicki; daughter, Kelly (John) Ziegler; sister-in-law, Gina (Joe Wylie) Szymkowiak; nieces, Heather (Jeff) Kurdziel and Nikki (Trent) Walborn; sisters, Audrey and Berta; great-nieces Lila, Laci, and Abby; great-nephew Cal; and his best 4-legged friend, Moe.

Visitation will be held at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 14 at 11 a.m. from the funeral home. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park. Those planning contributions are asked to consider Hospice of NW Ohio or Toledo Humane Society. Please feel free to leave condolences at walterfuneralhome.com or on our Facebook page.

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Marcia R. Holtz

Holtz, Marcia R., age 68 years, of Fayette, OH, passed away October 10, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Hudson, MI.

Nora E. Losey

Losey, Nora E., age 88 years, of Waldron, MI, passed away October 9, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Hudson, MI.

Christopher Wayne May

May, Christopher Wayne, age 41 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away October 10, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service.

Arlene V. Miller

Miller, Arlene V., age 92 years, of Genoa, OH, passed away October 7, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH.

Steven Howard Roberts

Roberts, Steven Howard, age 59 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away October 9, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI.

Lori Ann Sherrer

Lori Ann Sherrer, a teacher whose concern for her Birmingham Elementary School students was foremost, even through her own illness, died Sept. 27 in her West Toledo home. She was 56.

She'd been dealing with metastatic breast cancer since 2012, her husband, Rick Sherrer, said. She was a survivor of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer and received a clean bill of health in 2007, he said.

A teacher at Birmingham in East Toledo, Mrs. Sherrer retired about four years ago because of her illness.

"She was unbelievably brave," her husband said. "Whatever it took, she did, and she powered through it. There was no quit in her."

Melanie Malone, a colleague for 16 years, said that when Mrs. Sherrer had to undergo monthly chemotherapy treatments, "she felt bad taking a day off to do it. That's how much she loved teaching and loved children.

"She came to work every single day with a smile on her face, going through what she had to go through," said Ms. Malone, who was her second-grade teaching partner for seven years at Birmingham.

Mrs. Sherrer also taught fourth and sixth grades through the years. Her long tenure at Birmingham meant in some families, she taught all the children.

"She was very caring, a loving teacher," said Sue Tucker, a first grade teacher at Birmingham. "She took time with the students who needed that extra push or shove to be successful."

She was committed to urban education, Ms. Malone said. She greeted students in a way that conveyed they were in a safe place with someone they could trust.

"She had such a kind way to talk to the kids, a nurturing way," Ms. Malone said. "'They make my heart so happy' - that was one of her favorite lines."

Mrs. Sherrer received a "teacher of the year" award at Birmingham.

She was born April 6, 1963, to Jean and Bob Stautzenbach and grew up in West Toledo. At Whitmer High School, she was elected the class of 1981 prom queen. She received a bachelor's degree in education from Adrian College.

She began her Toledo Public Schools career as a long-term substitute teacher. She stayed at home to care for her sons for about a decade. She returned to teaching in 1999 and was assigned to Birmingham Elementary.

"She had really great friends there. Her Birmingham friends were part of her life," her husband said.

Mrs. Sherrer displayed decorations for seasonal holidays, and then some - Valentine's and St. Patrick's days, Halloween and Christmas, with the house adorned in red, white, and blue through the summer.

Surviving are her husband, Rick Sherrer, her high school sweetheart, whom she married May 18, 1985; sons, Ricky and Robby Sherrer; sisters, Gay Kranz, Beth Fleig, Mary Stautzenbach, and Julie Hampton; brother, Bill Stautzenbach, and stepbrother, Lyn Stautzenbach.

At her request, the family will hold a celebration of life, scheduled from 3-8 p.m. Oct. 26 at at the Blarney Irish Pub.

"She didn't want people necessarily to sit around and cry. She wanted people to celebrate her and hoist a dirty martini and talk about the good things," her husband said.

Arrangements are by Newcomer Funeral Home.

The family suggests tributes to ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence or metastatic breast cancer research.

Doris Marie Shiple

Doris Marie Shiple, 96, of Oregon, Ohio passed away peacefully Thursday, October 10, 2019 at St. Charles Hospital. She was born on June 6, 1923 at home in Perrysburg, Ohio to Everett and Bertha (Pratt) Mahler. Doris dedicated her life to her family.

Doris is survived by her children: Ronald (Debbie Speer) Shiple, Mary (Robert) Gardner, Beverly (Ronald) Pelton, Jerome (Patricia) Shiple, Richard (Connie) Shiple, Karen (Frederick) Baumgartner, Barbara (John) Gray, Marcia (John) Knollman, and Christine Granger; 26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 1 great great-grandchild. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph Shiple; daughter, Nancy Dominique; and 5 sisters.

Friends may visit Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd. in Oregon (419) 693-9304, on Monday, October 14, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd. in Oregon, Tuesday at 10 a.m. where the family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elara Caring Hospice.

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Dorothy C. Siegel

Dorothy C. Siegel, beloved Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toledo for 33 years, passed away at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg on Sunday, September 22, 2019. She was 72 years old.

Dr. Siegel received her PhD in Linguistics from MIT in 1974 and joined the faculty of the University of Toledo's Department of English Language and Literature in 1977, where she served on many university committees, including the Arts and Sciences Council and the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate. Her Emeritus Citation noted, "Contemporary linguistics textbooks refer frequently to Dr. Siegel's groundbreaking work in what is now known as 'Lexical Phonology.'" She was a vibrant, challenging, and encouraging teacher, whose students and friends alike appreciated her warmth, wit, and love of stimulating conversation. Dorothy was an avid baseball and college football fan and was unbeatable at Scrabble.

Born in New York City, Dorothy was raised in Birmingham, AL, the eldest of three children. Preceded in death by her parents, Abraham and Florence Siegel, and by her younger brothers, David and Richard Siegel; she is survived by her sisters-in-law, Camille D'Ascoli and Sharon Isay, nephew Aaron (Jenna) Siegel, by nieces, Robin Siegel and Lily Siegel, and by many cousins. She also is survived by numerous friends and colleagues whom she considered to be her Toledo family and who will dearly miss her. A celebration of Dorothy's life will take place at The Toledo Club on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts, the UT Department of English, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

David V. Spitler

David V. Spitler, age 58, died on August 18, 2019, in Kingshill, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. He was born in Toledo on November 27, 1960, to Clement and Mary (Roseborough) Spitler. David was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Linda; daughter Kristy Spitler; son Rob (Dani) Madden; sisters Kathleen (Bill) Manley, Mary (Ralph) Matzinger; brother Charles Spitler; nephew Ian; nieces Margaret, Elizabeth, and Carolyn. Services will be on Saturday, November 23, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2770 W. Central. Visitation at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew's or Toledo Animal Rescue. Condolences for the family can be left on www.reebfuneralhome.com

Nancy Waite

Nancy Jane (Trevis) Waite of Scottsdale Acres in Haubstadt, Indiana died on October 10, 2019.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Mildred Trevis; her in-laws, Clarence and Bernice Waite; her brother, Edmund Trevis; her brother-in-law, Edmund Lavender.

Nancy is survived by husband, Patrick John Waite; son, Michael and daughter-in-law, Jennifer of High Point, NC; daughter, Michelle and son-in-law, David Hughes of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Cole Hughes, (Alexandria), Hanna Hughes, Emily Waite, Hunter Hughes, John Waite; and sister, Linda Lavender of Gilbert, Arizona.

Friends will be received on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of Services at Noon at Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (1163 W. Sylvania at Lockwood, 419-269-1111). Burial, Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. More information can be found at https://ocrahope.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/

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October 11, 2019

Gwen R. (Holter) Ashenfelter

Gwen R. Ashenfelter, 52, of Perrysburg, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, surrounded by her loving family. Gwen was born April 11, 1967 in Lima, Ohio to Lawrence R. and Doris E. (Gething) Holter. She graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1985 and married Steven A. Ashenfelter on April 22, 1989.

Gwen worked as a General Manager for McDonalds for over 25 years. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Perrysburg where she loved working with children, was in charge of the nursery, and was the Cubbies Director for Awana. In addition, she was known as the Craft Lady at Vacation Bible School.

Gwen is survived by her husband, Steve; daughter, Trisha Ashenfelter; father, Lawrence Holter; sister, Anne (Kendall) Bernard; mother and father-in-law, Sherry and Michael Ashenfelter; brother-in-law, Bob (Cecilia Castellano); sister-in-law, Julie (Matt) Mette and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Holter and brother, John Holter.

Friends will be received Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Perrysburg, 590 W. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, where a Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Jeff Woolum, officiating. Burial will be private. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Gwen's name to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT, 06851, First Baptist Church in Perrysburg or Donor's Choice. Condolences may be made to the family online at:

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Albert Joseph Bachler III

Bachler, Albert Joseph III, age 79 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away October 10, 2019. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH. As published in The Blade

Charles N. Ballreich

Ballreich, Charles N., age 78 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away October 9, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Christopher Banks

Chris was born to Willie B. Banks and Linda F. Jones on June 26, 1991 in Toledo and passed on October 5, 2019. He attended Toledo Public Schools. Christopher worked at Paul Shroyer Auto Service for a few years and worked as a self-employed auto mechanic.

As a kid Chris enjoyed helping his dad work on cars and it became his passion; his favorites were the classics. He was a big Ohio State football fan, he also enjoyed spending time with his family and he loved to make them smile. Chris' greatest joy was being a father.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Ollie Banks and Fred Robinson; and grandmothers Louise Banks and Willie Mae McDonald. He Leaves to cherish his memory sons, Christopher Banks Jr., Taevion, Henry, and Barak; daughters, Ah'Keeyah and Michelle; fiancée Danielle Cummings; father, Willie Banks and mother, Linda Jones; siblings, Robert Jones, Corey (Autumn) Banks, Emmanuel (Dakota) Banks, Isabel Banks, Aldine Banks, Tina Banks, and Willie Banks Jr; along with a host of family and special friends.

Services will be tomorrow October 12, at End Time Gathering Church, 5606 Marshall Rd., in Sylvania. Family and friends will gather at 12:00 p.m. with services at 1:00 p.m. The repast will start at 3:00 p.m. at Aria Banquet Hall, 5969 Telegraph Rd. in Toledo.

Dr. Mark Andrew Banks

Banks, Dr. Mark Andrew, age 57 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away October 4, 2019. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Diana Bauknecht

"Don't give up the ship." This was the dying command of James Lawrence in 1813 aboard the USS Chesapeake. Later eternalized by Oliver Hazard Perry. These were also the words Diana Bauknecht chose to live her life by. Especially when life got tough. An extremely loving and beautiful person, a fighter to the very end, Diana died in her home on Tuesday October 8, 2019. She was 83 years old. Diana was born to Dr. Donald Booth and his wife, Zadah on Wednesday, December 11, 1935 on Scottwood in Toledo,Ohio.

Diana attended Scott High School and then furthered her education at Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture. She became a hairstylist and began her 20+ year career at the Lion Store in Downtown Toledo, where she quickly established a loyal following. Diana had so many regular customers that it would take most of the month of December to read all of her Christmas cards each year. Her customers loved her and she loved making them feel good about themselves.

This was one of Diana's many gifts. In addition to being supportive, accepting, and intensely encouraging, Diana cared deeply. She always wanted to make sure things were "just right" and she would go to extraordinary lengths to do so. From the paper cuts due to wrapping a sweeping number of Christmas presents for the grandkids, to the stained hands from dyeing Easter eggs late into the night, she always gave all of herself to making people happy.

It didn't matter if you were family, a neighbor from down the street, or a complete stranger at the grocery store; her compassion for people and how they were feeling inside knew no bounds. The magnitude of Diana's kindness and her unique understanding of the human condition were a rarity to this world and will be missed more than any of these words could express.

Diana was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Zadah Booth; her brother, Jeffrey; and her sister, Carolyn.

Diana is survived by the love of her life, George, with whom she shared an astonishing love story spanning nearly seven decades. The kind you only witness in black and white on the silver screen or read about in books. They were perfect for each other.

Diana is also survived by her brother, George (Sue) Booth; daughters, Susan Russell, Cynthia (Rick) Wilczynski and Gail (Mark) Rybka; son, Steve; grandchildren, Candace (Andy), Chris, Jay, Dustin, Kelly, Alyssa (Brian), Leah, Stephen and Jaden; great-grandchildren, Drew, Avery, Graham, Zachory and Penelope Diana.

Graveside services will be held at 1 P.M. on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery, 1502 Central Ave., Toledo, OH 43606. Tributes in Diana's memory may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Robert F. (Bob) Beery, Jr.

Robert (Bob) F. Beery Jr., age 88, went home to be with the Lord on October 9, 2019. His brother Richard; daughter, Deborah Braun (Donald); and stepdaughter, Debbie Christoff predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Joanne; sons, Tim (Wendy) and Jeff (Corinne); daughter, Connie Murray (Bill); stepsons, Allen Nissen (Karen) and Eric Nissen (Laura); 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

He worked for Prudential Insurance and worked over 40 years for multiple realty firms in the Toledo area.

The family thanks Monclova Road Baptist Church for their visits, cards, prayers, and support over the years. We also thank all the staff and residents at Kingston, Wolfcreek, and ProMedica Hospice for their care, love and friendship. Bob enjoyed making people laugh.

There will be no services. Memorial contributions can be made to Monclova Road Baptist Church.

God, we thank you for the gift of life, the joy and love of knowing you and your beautiful creation, the love of family and friends, and most important the gift of eternal life through a relationship with your son, Jesus Christ.

Janet Lynn Boyd

Boyd, Janet Lynn, age 78 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away October 7, 2019. Freck Funeral Chapel, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

Karen L. Carpenter

Carpenter, Karen L., age 67 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away October 1, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Robert Caylor

Robert Caylor, age 89, of Toledo, died Thursday October 10, 2019 at Mercy- St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. He was born June 18, 1930 in Toledo to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph (Lottie Robinson) Caylor. He attended Woodward High School and was a Korean War Veteran. Robert was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator at DeVilbiss. He enjoyed working on cars, but the most important thing to him was his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survived by his daughter, Christine (Mike) Logan of Curtice, OH; grandchildren, Stephanie (Bert) Hutchison and Robert Logan; great-grandchildren, Broc, Bryce and Brooklyn; and his beloved dog, Louie.

Friends will be received at Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, 1163 W. Sylvania at Lockwood, 419-269-1111 on Saturday from 9 A.M. until the time of Services at 1 P.M., Fr. James Auth, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania. Special thanks to the nurses and support staff at Mercy St. Vincent ICU. Online condolences:

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Donald Anders Christensen

Donald Anders Christensen, 90, went to be with the Lord on October 8, 2019. He was born at Riverside Hospital on February 10, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio to Lawrence and Tinnie (Anderson) Christensen. Don was a graduate of Macomber High School and went on to earn a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1952 from the University of Toledo where he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, attached to the SCARWAF unit. When he was discharged in 1954, Don joined Owens-Illinois Glass Company where he worked for 36 years, ending his career as a European Engineering Services Manager in Dusseldorf, Germany. Don married the love of his life, Pearl Williams, on December 27, 1952 and they had 66 wonderful years together. He was a longtime member of Olivet Lutheran Church, enjoyed reading and traveling, and spending time with family. He was an avid sailor and enjoyed sailing his boat, "Waverider", out of Monroe Boat Club for many years.

A devoted husband, father, and grandfather he was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Calvin Christensen. He is survived by his beloved wife, Pearl Christensen; daughter, Debra (Jeffery) Mens; sons, Andrew Christensen and John (Charisse) Christensen; grandchildren, Christine (Erik) Lauer, Michelle Mens, Catherine (Brad) Asbury, and Johnathan Christensen; and four great-grandchildren. Don's family would like to thank the staff at Kingston Assisted Living and Promedica Hospice for their compassionate care during his last days.

Visitation will be held at Olivet Lutheran Church on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. until the funeral service begins at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial park.

Those wishing to offer memorials in Don's memory are asked to consider, in lieu of flowers, Olivet Lutheran Church (5840 Monroe Street; Sylvania, OH 43560) and Promedica Hospice (5855 Monroe Street; Sylvania, OH 43560). Online condolences to

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Irene T. Cieslewicz

Irene Cieslewicz, 89, of South Toledo, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2019. She was born July 29, 1930 in Richfield Center, Ohio to Raymond and Thelma (Smith) Miller. She attended Sylvania High School. Irene worked at Toledo Stamping for 26 years, retiring in 1988. Irene loved spending time with family, her husband, gardening, motorcycles, their spy mobile, Florida and sitting in their driveway visiting with neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Howard; one grandson; one great-grandson; her parents; and all of her 7 siblings. Irene is survived by her husband of 49 years, Ronald Cieslewicz; son, Kenneth (Pat) Howard; daughters, Cathleen (Brian) Craig, Mary Jo Boxhorn, Belinda (Joe) Ward, Joan (Blaque) Bauman; sons Franklin Howard and Joseph (Annetta) Cieslewicz; 20 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Rd., Oregon, Ohio on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 2-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns, Toledo, Ohio on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Ohio Living Hospice.

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Donald Andrew Fee

Fee, Donald Andrew, age 80 years, of Defiance, OH, passed away October 8, 2019. Walker Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Moses L. Gaylord

Gaylord, Moses L., age 81 years, of Hudson, MI, passed away October 8, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Hudson, MI. As published in The Blade

Barbara Ellen Roadarmel

Barbara Ellen Roadarmel, 71, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Oregon, Ohio, passed away Monday, October 7, 2019 at Dublin Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She was born on September 12, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio to Donald and Barbara Klotz Roadarmel.

She was a 1966 graduate of Clay High School, Oregon, Ohio. Barb was baptized, confirmed, and married in Trinity Episcopal Church, Toledo, Ohio. She retired as an Administrative Assistant from Broad Street Presbyterian Church, where she remained a member. Previously she had worked at Delta Dental (Columbus), Davis Besse, Toledo Sports Arena, along with various other places.

Barb is survived by three loving daughters, Barbara Comeaux, Alicia (Dan) Russell, and Marie Miller (Richard Bird). Her grandchildren were the loves of her life: Austin (Alysa) Como, Katie Russell, Natalie and Brooklynn Miller; 3 great -grandchildren, Mackenzie, Journee, and Logan Como,;her sister Hollis Sobb; her brother Paul (Brenda) Roadarmel; and sister-in-law Brenda Roadarmel; many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, John Roadarmel.

Barb loved people. Helping people came naturally to her.

Her creativity and love showed in the crafts she made and the people whose lives she touched. A Service of Remembrance for Barb will be held at Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus, on Sunday, October 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Dean A. Schmucker

Schmucker, Dean A., age 74 years, of Maumee, OH, passed away October 6, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Caleb Joseph Sullivan

Sullivan, Caleb Joseph, age 19 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away October 9, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Sister Eileen Marie Vogel

1934 – 2019

(News story) Sister Eileen Marie Vogel, director of religious education for more than a quarter century at St. John the Baptist Parish in Point Place, who brought a quiet resolve to her classrooms in Toledo and her hometown of Tiffin, died Wednesday in the Ursuline Center. She was 84.

She was in declining health, said her stepsister Mary Ellen Zahn.

Sister Eileen Marie moved to the Ursuline Center after she left St. John the Baptist in 2009. The parish "felt like a family to her," Mrs. Zahn said, adding that the sisters she lived with during her tenure there "built a family among themselves as well, a support system."

She saw children grow up and marry and have children of their own, who then attended the parish school and to whom she could say, "'Oh, I had your mother in second grade,'" said the Rev. Jerry Chmiel, who was pastor of St. John the Baptist from 2004-2011.

"She was a pretty good walking biography of the parish as far as families were concerned," Father Chmiel said.

She was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Tiffin to Lavina and Joseph Vogel. Her father remarried after her mother died. An only child until then, "she got brothers and sisters and ended up with nieces and nephews she thought she'd never have," Mrs. Zahn said.

She grew up in St. Joseph Parish and was a graduate of Calvert High School, both in Tiffin. She'd been taught by Ursuline sisters and, in 1953, she entered the Ursuline Convent of the Sacred Heart in Toledo.

"To the best of my knowledge that's all she wanted to do, to become a nun and teach young children," Mrs. Zahn said.

Sister Eileen Marie stood no more than 5 feet tall and so "she wasn't that much bigger than some of her students," Mrs. Zahn added.

Sister Eileen Marie taught primary grades at several diocesan schools in Toledo, including at Rosary Cathedral, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Good Shepherd, plus St. Anthony Hall and the St. Francis DeSales Achievement School.

"She found great joy in being with the little ones. She was not a forceful type person at all," Mrs. Zahn said.

Sister Sandy Sherman as a girl thought about being a sister, but didn't know what kind of sister. Then Sister Eileen Marie was her fifth grade religion teacher at St. Mary School in Tiffin.

"I idolized her to the point where I drew little nun bookmarks of her," said Sister Sandy, now president of the Ursuline Sisters of Toledo.

"She was a teacher at heart, and so she was firm but gentle, and her little self could be firm, but quietly firm," Sister Sandy said, recalling the day in class when a Superball fell out of a student's desk and bounced down the aisle. Sister Eileen Marie caught it. She put it in her desk and didn't say a word.

"There was just firmness. She continued with the class," Sister Sandy said.

Years later, they exchanged letters as Sister Sandy entered the convent. Sister Eileen Marie closed her letters, "'Let us pray for one another.' She's been a gift in my life," Sister Sandy said.

Sister Eileen Marie attended meetings of the Ursuline Community even as she began to decline. "She participated as long as she could. She was present with her smile," Sister Sandy said.

Mrs. Zahn said: "I don't think I saw the woman that she wasn't happy. She had a positive attitude."

Surviving are stepsisters Phyllis Wurm and Mary Ellen Zahn and stepbrother, Gerald Meier.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Monday at the Ursuline Center, with a Scripture vigil at 6:30 p.m. The funeral liturgy will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ursuline Center. Arrangements are by Coyle Funeral Home.

Tributes are suggested to the Ursuline Convent.

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

Edith May Willet

Willet, Edith May, age 83 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away October 6, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Adrian, MI. As published in The Blade

October 10, 2019

Charles E. ‘Gene’ Bowman

Bowman, Charles E. ‘Gene', age 95, of Archbold,OH, passed away 10/08/2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Dawn E. Crispen

Crispen, Dawn E., age 67 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away 10/07/2019. Hanneman Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Louise E. Ehrsam

Louise E. Ehrsam, 85, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Landings of Oregon. She was born on January 29, 1934 to Joseph and Esther (Gladieux) Busson.

Louise was a graduate of Olney High School and a member of St. Ignatius Church. She enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, boating, but most of all spending time with her family. On December 3, 1955 she married the love of her life, Walter Ehrsam, who preceded her in death.

Louise is survived by her daughter, Diane (Michael) McLaughlin; son, Walter F. Ehrsam; grandchildren, Timothy (Rachel) Rysz, Amy (Chris) Conkey, Dennis (Andrea) Rysz; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Keaton, Jaxon Rysz, Madisyn, Alexa, Landon, Maci Conkey; brothers, Eugene (Marilyn) Busson and Karl (Dianne) Busson; sister, Donna (Victor) LaJiness. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter; and siblings, Jane Jaegly, Paul and Myron Busson.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 10:00 am until the time of funeral services at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in Louise's name may be directed to Charity of Donor's Choice

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Virginia I. Eskra

Virginia Irene Eskra, 91, of Toledo, Ohio, went to be with her Saviour, Jesus Christ on October 8, 2019, at home, after a gallant battle with Cancer. Virginia was born to Clyde and Regina Hayes on May 23, 1928, the youngest of 6 children and the only daughter. She attended Martin School and graduated from Libbey High School in 1946. She worked at Tiedtke's, Surface Combustion and was the office manager of Hayes Brothers Ornamental Iron Works from 1971 to 1993. She met her future husband, Tony, at the old Franklin Airport. They married on January 12, 1952 and raised 3 children together. Since 1953 they have attended St. Clement Catholic Church where Virginia assisted in starting the St. Clement School library and served as a Blue Bird leader. From 1968 onward she was a member of Adams Township Post #553 of the American Legion Auxiliary, serving as President in 1994. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed a good book and relished her many skilled ventures with arts and crafts.

Virginia is survived by her son, Steven; daughters, Sue and Colleen (Michael) and 3 grandchildren, Tony Erin and Marisa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony; and brothers, Paul, Kenneth, Ellsworth, Vincent and Roy.

The Eskra family would like to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Virginia's personal nurse, Renee and Becky whose vigilance and compassion of care will not be forgotten, and to all those at Home Instead, who provided around the clock care for her.

Friends are invited to visit from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, where the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will will have a service at 7:00 PM. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 11:00 AM Saturday at St. Clement Church, 3030 Tremainsville Road, with Fr. Francis Speier officiating. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences for Virginia's family may be expressed online at

www.ansberg-west.com

Blanche "Cookie" Fessler

Blanche "Cookie" Fessler, 85, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Oregon Healthcare. She was born on October 5, 1934 to Fred and Agnes (Harter) Wollenbacker in Toledo, OH. She was raised by her Grandpa and Grandma Rigo and loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed scratch off lottery tickets, shopping, Tweety Bird, and lighthouses.

She is preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; grandchildren, Heather Fessler and Robert Forgette.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Gary, Dennis (Suzanne), Laurie (Donald) Forgette; grandchildren, William, Gary II, April, Holly, Justin; 7 great grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; siblings, Patricia Greenshields, Robert Harter, Sebastian Rothman, and David Harter.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Hoeflinger-Shank Funeral Home (419-691-6768), 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon, OH, from 9:00 am until the start of funeral services at 12:30 pm. Burial will follow at Lake Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio or the Parkinson's Foundation of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences may be made at www.hoeflingerfuneralhome.com

Ronald Heiks

Heiks, Ronald, age 79 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away October 8, 2019. Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Lillie M. Henderson

Lillie M. Henderson died Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, Ohio. Lillie was born in Anderson, South Carolina, on April 14, 1930, the youngest child of both late Eugene Adger and Annie James Adger. Her sibling, Grady Adger, preceded her in death.

Lillie graduated from Libbey High School in Toledo. She married Ben S. Henderson on April 14, 1951, and they had one daughter, Andrea. Lillie worked as a secretary for various firms in Toledo. She retired from Sheller-Globe Corporation in 1989. After retirement she re-enrolled at The University of Toledo, and completed a BS Degree in 1997. Lillie has been a member of Warren Church since 1950. She is a member of the Minute Ladies; a former Trustee, she also served as co-chair of the Building Committee for the new church. In 2005-2006, Lillie compiled information, typed and designed "Our History: A Spiritual Legacy," the history book of Warren AME Church. She also completed an updated version 2004-2009. Lillie was a Homework Helper at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library (Main Branch) from 2001 to 2015.

Lillie is survived by her daughter, Andrea; niece, Joanne Henderson Boone (Morris), of Virginia; and many dear cousins, friends and beloved church family.

A Service of Memorial will be held Friday, October 11, 2019, 11:00 am, at Warren AME Church, 915 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43604, Dr. Otis Gordon, officiant.

Leonard W. Longstreet

Leonard W. Longstreet, age 82, of Whitehouse, OH, passed away October 7, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, OH. He was born November 6, 1936 in Waterville, OH to Dewey & Opal (Ludwig) Longstreet.

Leonard was a 1954 graduate of Anthony Wayne High School and a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville, OH. He worked for Owens-Illinois, retiring in 1997.

He married Doretta (Wiemken) January 26, 1957. She survives, along with daughters, Terry (Craig) Nofzinger and Christine (Craig) Potts; grandchildren, Matthew (Lara) Hertzfeld, Grant (Caitlin) Nofzinger, Lauren (Larry) Thompson and Jenelle (Daniel) Calverley; great-grandchildren, Hudson Nofzinger, Brayden Thompson, Lorelei Hertzfeld, Cassidy Nofzinger, and Camden Thompson; and brother, Gerald (Betty) Longstreet. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 22 N 2nd St. Waterville, OH. Arrangements entrusted to Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 6603 Providence St. Whitehouse, OH. Memorial Contributions can be given to the church. To leave an online memory please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Mr. James L. Powell, Sr.

Mr. James Powell, Sr., 72, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019, in the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo facility.

He was a member of the Laborer's International Union of North America, Local #500, 44 years, and worked for S.E. Johnson, 35 years, prior to retiring in 2000.

He is survived by children, Kelly, James Jr., Stacey, Timothy, Jacqueline, Dorian and Anthony; 17 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren; siblings, John (Cynthia), Ira (Fay), Willie (Dorothy), Eddie, Tometrice and Sadie (LB); and special friend, JoAlice Linear.

Funeral Services will begin 5 pm Saturday, October 12, 2019, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 4 pm Family Hour/Wake.

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Kelly Jean (Hagerman) Provonsha

Kelly Jean (Hagerman) Provonsha, 45, of Port Clinton, Ohio passed away unexpectedly due to complications from diabetes on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at her residence. She was born on July 3, 1974 in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of John and Vicki (Musch) Hagerman, Jr.

She enjoyed baking and taking care of her 3 cats. More importantly, she was a loving and devoted Mom to her children and enjoyed spending time with them.

Survivors include her children, Vicky and Andrew Provonsha, both at home, and her parents, John and Vicki. She was preceded in death by her brother, Kurt Hagerman.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

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

Donald Rehkopf

Rehkopf, Donald, age 67 years, of Temperance, MI, passed away September 28, 2019. Witzler Shank Funeral Home, Trilby, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Bernice L. Spencer-Moody

Bernice L. Spencer Moody passed away on August 11, 2019. For all our family and friends in Toledo, Ohio, the Memorial service for our mother Bernice L. Spencer-Moody will be October 12, 2019 at Greater Harvest Missionary Baptist Church, 1524 Fernwood Ave. Toledo, OH. at 3:00 pm.

Paul R. Sprauer

Sprauer, Paul R, age 56 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away October 5, 2019. American Cremation Events and Newcomer Southwest Chapel, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Eric J. Summons

Eric J. Summons, 75, passed away at the University of Michigan Medical Center Monday, October 7, 2019.

Recognized in the area as a consulting psychologist, Eric was drawn to his work, his clients, his attention to detail and the constant pursuit of more knowledge. Through his business, Selection Resource Inc., Eric worked with countless clients over the years to strengthen employee performance and improve organizational operations. He was about 'People in the Workplace.'

Eric was a quiet man with a ready smile, thoughtful toward others, humble and humane. His wry humor was always delivered with a twinkle in his eye. He shared astute insights on current affairs, the complexities of situations, and the cyclical nature of our lives with his professional colleagues, personal friends and political opposites.

Eric was involved with a variety of community activities and served as the Board Chair for the YMCA of Greater Toledo and as President of the Toledo Rotary Club. He had been an active member of the University of Toledo College of Engineering Advisory Board. As the Leadership Executive in Residence for the College of Business & Innovation, he was also the 2012 Edwin Dodd Distinguished Lecturer. He was a long-time member of the Toledo Club.

Born in Orange, New Jersey, Eric was raised in Reading, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of the Franklin & Marshall College, Villanova University and the University of Toledo, attaining his PhD in Psychology.

Eric retired from the United States Army and the Army Reserves as a Lt. Colonel following 25 years of service. He enlisted during the turbulent Vietnam war years, attended Officer Candidate School and was deployed to Vietnam. For his service, he was awarded both the National Defense Service and Bronze Star Medals.

Eric is survived by his wife, Olivia; daughters, Mary Clause (Jeffrey) and Sarah Laforet (David); brother, Richard; step-children, Nina Habib Borders (Stephen), John Habib (Christopher Sandersfeld), Lisa Habib Millewich (Geoffrey); three step-grandchildren, Leah and Cara Borders and Bryce Millewich; and Pamela Summons, mother of his daughters.

The family suggests donations to the YMCA of Greater Toledo, the Toledo Rotary Foundation, the Toledo Symphony, the University of Michigan Frankel Cardio-Vascular Center or a charity of the donor's choice.

Visitation will take place on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo 43623. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, October 12, 10:30 a.m. at the First Unitarian Church of Toledo, 3205 Glendale Ave., Toledo 43614. Condolences may be left for the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Nathaniel B. Taylor

Nathaniel Taylor, 88, passed away October 4th, 2019, at Ebied Hospice.

Survived by wife, Ora Taylor; brother, James "JB" (Bessie) Taylor; sisters, Ruby Hodge and Lavearn Fuller; children, Yvonne Robinson, Veora Brown, Kenneth Taylor, Uriah, Wanda and Johnny (Carolyn) Horn.

Service will be Saturday, October 12th, at 12:00pm, Wake 11:00am at Southern Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation Friday 7-9pm at The House of Day Chapel.

www.houseofday.com

October 9, 2019

Climerteen Bryant

Climerteen Bryant, age 98, of Toledo, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Genacross of Lutheran Village. She was born to Margie and Bertha Brooks, in Tunica, Mississippi, on July 4, 1921. She loved the Lord and was big in her faith. Climerteen was a Sunday School Teacher for many years, and was a Missionary for the State of Mississippi. Climerteen will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Climerteen is survived by her loving grandchildren Teresa Crump, Sandra (Gregory) Wimberly, Deidre Kelly, Tina (Alex) Brown, and Jerry (Tracie) Kelly; 13 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; special cousin, Lillie (SQ) Bryant; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 10–11:00 a.m. at Newcomer – Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900) with Funeral Services beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider ProMedica Hospice.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Mary Jo Dressell

Mary Jo Dressell, age 90, of Whitehouse, OH, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Elizabeth Scott Memorial Care Center in Maumee. She was born December 22, 1928 in Angola, IN to Ralph & Gladys Preston.

Mary Jo was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren embracing every moment with them. Mary Jo and family are one of the original 64 charter members of The Community of Christ Lutheran Church, which was founded on June 12, 1977 in Whitehouse, OH.

She was a member of the women's golf league at Valleywood Country Club and a former member of the Whitehouse Garden Club. She had a great a love of nature, was an arborist and supporter of the national Audubon Society. Mary Jo was also a dedicated St Luke's Hospital volunteer, an avid reader, loved music, and dancing with David, whenever, wherever.

She married her longtime friend and soul mate, David B. Dressell, Sr. on April 23, 1949. He preceded her in death on January 6, 2019. Survivors include children: Deborah (Tim) Haley, David (Mary) Dressell, Jr., and Jacqueline (Eric) Jerome; grandchildren Casey Dressell, Cristin (Andy) Lukcso, Jamie (Kyle) Yoder, and Joseph (Kelly Thomas) Dressell; and great grandchildren Grace Allen, George Yoder, Joseph Lukcso, Simon Yoder, Gavin Dressell, Audrey Lukcso, Thomas Lukcso, Florence Yoder, and Ruby Dressell. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Jean Howe-Rost; and brother, Jack Howe.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 4-7pm at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 6603 Providence St, Whitehouse, OH. Funeral services will be Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:00 am at Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Rd, Whitehouse, OH with Pastor Matthew Lash officiating. Burial will follow at Whitehouse Cemetery. Memorials can be given to Community of Christ Lutheran Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. To leave an online condolence please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Joel Douglas

Goben, Joel Douglas, age 21 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away October 4, 2019. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Kathleen J. Goetz

Kathleen J. Goetz, 84, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born in the Birmingham neighborhood of east Toledo on January 18, 1935 to Simon and Anna (Olexo) Kovach. Kathleen graduated from Central Catholic High School and worked 4 years at Toledo Scale before becoming a medical transcriptionist with Mercy St. Vincent's Hospital for 26 years. She was proud of the fact that she lived most of her life in the home she was born in. Kathleen was a member of Epiphany of the Lord St. Stephen's Catholic Church for many years and memberships included the church sewing club, LCBA and TOLSCO at Toledo Scale.

Surviving are her daughters, Lynne (Jennifer Glassford) Goetz and Kristie (Kevin) Ruedy; son, Edward N. (Gwen) Goetz; Grandsons, Jared and Wesley Ruedy; brother, Dick (Judi) Kovach. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward J.; brothers, Al Kovacs, Ernest and Bob Kovach; Eleanor Nagy, Rosemarie Bourgeois and Louise Neifer.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 8:00pm with recitation of the Rosary at 4:00 P.M. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Lucy V. Goodridge

Goodridge, Lucy V., age 92 years, of Dundee, MI passed away October 6, 2019. Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee, MI. As published in The Blade

Louise "Tuffy" Hartford

Louise "Tuffy" Hartford, age 94, passed away peacefully in her home on October 6, 2019 with her family by her side.

She was born May 19, 1925, in Toledo, to Roy and Lorraine (Carrington) Nelson. She graduated from Harriet Whitney Vocational High School in 1943. During her school years she met her soul mate, Ralph, and they were married in 1946. They had a daughter, Connie, and a son, Daniel. Louise was a lifelong resident of the Point Place community. In her early years she worked for Lamson's Bakery and then she worked for the Toledo Board of Education as a lunch lady, retiring from Edgewater School. Louise was very active in the community. She was a faithful member of RiverPoint U.M.C. where she not only enjoyed services on Sunday, but also participated in annual rummage sales, baked cookies for the bake sales, and volunteered for funeral dinners. She was also a group member of the United Methodist Women Ruth Circle. Louise was also a member of a local Red Hat Lady's group, The Scarlet Darlins', where she enjoyed traveling with her friends.

Louise was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 50 years, Ralph; daughter, Connie Ravary; son in-law, Joseph Ravary; grandson, William Klocinski; sisters, Marie Joslin and Lillian Turopoljac; brother, Bud Nelson; and her parents. She is survived by her son, Daniel Hartford; granddaughter, Jami (Brian) Geiser; great grandchildren Kodi, Arkadia, Alex, and Emma; special niece, Pat Hall; and best friend of 57 years, Shirley Herrmann.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019 at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH 43611 followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Rev. Amy Kuhlman officiating.

Memorial contributions in Louise's honor may be given to RiverPoint U.M.C., 2862 131st St. Toledo, OH 43611. Please share condolences at

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Kelly Jean (Hagerman) Provonsha

Provonsha, Kelly Jean (Hagerman), age 45 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away October 1, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Michael N. Hoffman

Hoffman, Michael N., age 71 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away October 6, 2019. Herman-Veh Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

Patricia Anne Hornsby

Patricia Anne Hornsby, 85, of Maumee, passed away Monday evening, October 7, 2019, at the Lakes of Monclova. She was born August 18, 1934, in Marion, Ohio, to Orville and Hazel (Parke) Hall. She was a 1952 graduate of Whitmer High School and worked for a number of years as a cashier at Food Town.

On December 27, 1952, she married Jacob Blanchard in Toledo; he preceded her in death in 1979. She was lucky to find love twice in life and married Palmer Hornsby in 1980. She was a member of Monclova Baptist Church.

Pat is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Palmer Hornsby; one daughter, Debra (Carl) Gibson; two sons, David and Dean Blanchard; and stepson, Paul (Roberta) Hornsby. She loved her grandchildren dearly and is survived by six granddaughters, Holly Blanchard, Polly Petoskey, Tanya (Andre) Stribling, Kristin (Jason) Kahl, Kari (David) Kolb, and Amy Blanchard; two grandsons, Craig (Molly) Woodling and Adam (Heather) Hornsby; and numerous great- and great-great grandchildren;. nieces, Diane (Larry) Friedman and Marcia (Ed) Packer-Lang also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jake, and sister, Marilyn.

Family and Friends will be received on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 4-8 P.M. at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, where services will follow on Saturday at 11 A.M. Interment to follow at Toledo Memorial Park. The family suggests memorials to Monclova Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

William “Bill” D. King

King, William “Bill” D., age 96 years, of Bryan, OH, passed away October 8, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Florceta M. (Weirich) Obee

Obee, Florceta M. (Weirich), age 93, resident of Elizabeth Scott Community and former resident of Norvell, MI and Toledo, OH, joined her husband, Donald W. Obee; sister, Virginia Sutter; and grandson, Andrew Obee, Sunday evening, October 6, 2019.

She was born November 25, 1925, to Gertrude (Suter) and Melville Weirich. Flo was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and Mercy School of Nursing before becoming a registered nurse. Flo was married to Don for 54 years (deceased in 2003) and remains loved by her surviving family: daughter, Lynn (Vincent Giarratana); sons: Gary (Sharon), Mark (Elizabeth), and David (Angela); daughters: Laurie and Mary Sue (Lynn Broome), and son, Charles (Sue); 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Flo's heart extended well beyond her immediate family, always accepting others into her fold while taking care of her large family. From schoolroom mother, Girl Scout leader, Rosary Cathedral Altar Sodality member, poll worker, and tour guide for Rosary Cathedral, to her role as volunteer caregiver for many ailing elderly women in her community and her longstanding position as Sweezey Lake Association Treasurer, she embraced numerous responsibilities, attending to them with faith and loyalty and great kindness.

The family will receive friends at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Thursday, October 10th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 11th, beginning at 10:15 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, at 11:00 a.m., where Flo and Don were longtime parishioners. Interment will be at the Norvell Township Cemetery in Norvell, MI.

Memorials may be given to the church. Please view and sign our online "guest registry" at CoyleFuneralHome.com

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Dolores "Lola" Rodriguez

Dolores "Lola" D. Garay Rodriguez, local Hispanic and civil rights activist, passed away peacefully in her beloved North End home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 22, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas to Ramona and Cirilio Garay. At 18, she married Santos Rodriguez, Jr. and they moved to Lima, Ohio. They later settled in Toledo where they raised their family.

During her 50+ years of civil and political activism, she impacted thousands of lives in the community. Her passion was to empower her Latino community. She was a recipient of one of the first Caesar Chavez awards, as well as many other community awards. She was a lifelong member of Latins United and sat on numerous Democratic boards and committees. She was the loudest cheerleader for many local politicians.

She had an incredible relationship with God. She was a devout Catholic, whose faith lives on through her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Santos Jr.; sister, Rita; brothers, Oscar, Tiodolo, Gustavo and Cirilio; sons Richie, and Robert; granddaughters, Marissa and Jayme; sisters-in-law Paula and Donna; and brothers-in-law Jared and Rojo.

Surviving is her adoring family: brothers Francisco (Josie), Martin (Virginia), Richard (Mary), and Lupe (Maryann); sister Charlotte; brother-in-law Pete and sister-in-law Lori (Vincent). Her children, RoseMary (Jack), Santos (Beth), Ramona (Kyle), Rebecca (Marcus), Little Ricky (Heather), Paulie (Melody); daughters-in-law Catherine and Annie. Grandchildren Cecelia (Vincent), Jessica, Ricardo (Jennifer), Kyle (Crystal), Erika (Chris), Ruben, Jimmy, Santos, Ramon (Nicole), Brock, Pierce (Mary), Austin, Bria, Geena (Giovanni), Mariah, Sena, Saul, Joey, Reyna, Donna, Patrick, Chenzo and Marcus. As well as 21 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews in Ohio and Texas, and countless "acquired" children. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home, 2907 Lagrange St. Toledo, Ohio 419-244-4611 on Thursday October 10, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Additional visitation will be held at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 729 S. St. Clair St ,Toledo, Ohio 43609 on Friday October 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. where the funeral mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Toledo.

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Lorna L. Stayton

Lorna L. Stayton, age 97, of Eldorado, OH, died Monday, October 7, 2019. Lorna was born September 2, 1922 in Trowbridge, OH, daughter of the late Frederick and Emma (Dehn) Greunke. She was a 1940 graduate of Elmore High School and The Toledo Hospital School of Nursing. Following graduation, Lorna served in the U.S. Army Nursing Corp at Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis, TN and upon returning to Ohio, enrolled at Ohio State University where she received her bachelor's degree in nursing education. She was a registered nurse at Columbus University Hospital and Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond, IN.

Preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, James D. Stayton in 2009, whom she met at Ohio State and wed on April 15, 1950; an infant daughter; brothers, Harold, Arthur, Fred and Herbert Greunke; sisters, Ruth Ann Greunke, Lillian Bearss, Marie Haberkamp and Irene Hanson.

Survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James F. and Kathleen Stayton and daughter and son-in-law, Janet S. and Timothy L. Miller; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the First Universalist Church, 160 Monroe Street, Eldorado, OH. The funeral service will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Kathy Brawley officiating. Interment will be in Monroe Cemetery with full military honors rendered by the Preble County Honor Guard. Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Homes, 220 East Main Street, Eaton, OH.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or to the First Universalist Church, P.O. Box 146, Eldorado, OH 45321. Condolences may be sent to the family via the website at www.barnesfuneralhome.com

October 8, 2019

Blanche V. Batesole

Blanche Violet Batesole, 84, of Martin, Ohio died Sunday evening, October 6, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, Ohio. She was born October 15, 1934 in Graytown, Ohio to Lester and Esther (Freimark) Sondergeld. She was a 1952 graduate of Oak Harbor High School and worked at the former Erie Army Depot and various other places.

On March 7, 1959 she married Steve Batesole and he preceded her in death in 2016. Blanche loved music and was an avid reader. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Trinity United Church of Christ in Elliston, where she is still a member.

Survivors include her son, William (Elizabeth) Batesole, and daughter, Faye (Lee) Markham and grandson Andrew Wax. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Dennis and husband, Steve.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 AM, Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Trinity United Church of Christ, 17955 W. Third St., Elliston, Ohio.43432. Visitation will be in the church from 9 AM until the time of service. Burial will follow in the Elliston Cemetery. Memorials in Blanche's name may be directed to the church, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or the Donor's Choice. The Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa, Ohio, is assisting with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio for the love and care shown to Blanche during her illness, it was truly appreciated.

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Teresa Cameron

Cameron, Teresa, age 54 years, of Defiance, OH, passed away October 5, 2019. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, McClure, OH. As published in The Blade

Marc Ferguson

Ferguson, Marc, age 57 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away October 6, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Kathleen J. Goetz

Kathleen J. Goetz, 84, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born in the Birmingham neighborhood of east Toledo on January 18, 1935 to Simon and Anna (Olexo) Kovach. Kathleen graduated from Central Catholic High School and worked 4 years at Toledo Scale before becoming a medical transcriptionist with Mercy St. Vincent's Hospital for 26 years. She was proud of the fact that she lived most of her life in the home she was born in. Kathleen was a member of Epiphany of the Lord St. Stephen's Catholic Church for many years and memberships included the church sewing club, LCBA and TOLSCO at Toledo Scale.

Surviving are her daughters, Lynne (Jennifer Glassford) Goetz and Kristie (Kevin) Ruedy; son, Edward N. (Gwen) Goetz; Grandsons, Jared and Wesley Ruedy; brother, Dick (Judi) Kovach. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward J.; brothers, Al Kovacs, Ernest and Bob Kovach; Eleanor Nagy, Rosemarie Bourgeois and Louise Neifer.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 8:00pm with recitation of the Rosary at 4:00 P.M. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Lawrence D. Hohenbrink

Lawrence D. Hohenbrink, 93, formerly of Walbridge, Ohio passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. Larry was born on July 21, 1926 to John L. and Helen E. (Dugan) Hohenbrink. He was a 1944 Oak Harbor High School graduate. Larry was a very proud WWII U.S. Navy Veteran. On October 21, 1947 he married Catherine L Schumaker who preceded him in death in 2017 after 70 years of marriage. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Bono, Ohio. Larry had worked in real estate for many years with Scholz Homes and BJ Snyder Company. He also worked for Pure Oil. He and his wife, Katie owned and operated Blackberry Corners Tavern from 1963 until 1975. After retiring the two of them spent many winters in Ruskin, Florida. Larry was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus and had also belonged to VFW Post 7510 and DAV Post 29. Larry enjoyed playing poker; his true passion was spending time with Katie, his children and grandchildren.

Larry is survived by his children, Beth A. (Robert) Reitler, Jill T. (Jack) Mathews, Carol S. Ceniceros, John H. (Patti) Hohenbrink, Larry D. (Tim) Hohenbrink Jr.; grandchildren, Mark, Angie, Randy, Lori, Dan, Susie, Kim, Cathy, Christy, Steve, Matt, Ashley, 27 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Sue (Larry) Detzel.

Visitation will be held at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, Oregon on Wednesday from 2-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Bono, 1105 N. Elliston Rd., on Thursday at 11:00 am and where the family will greet beginning at 10 am. Interment will follow in Elliston Cemetery. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy in Larry's memory are asked to consider Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Bono.

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Dianne Kay Johnston

Johnston, Dianne Kay, age 70 years, of Delta, OH, passed away October 6, 2019. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

David M. Michalak

Age 68, passed away unexpectedly September 25th at his home in Queen Creek, Arizona. David was born in Toledo, Ohio, on October 10, 1950.

He spent his summers at Marblehead, Ohio, in his early years and then moved to Arizona in his twenties to raise his family.

He is survived by daughter Lisa (Ed) Craig; sons Brian and Dennis; and 6 grandchildren. Sisters, Diana (Arne) Bowles, Sherry (Brian) Lusher and Debbie (Greg) Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by father, Robert; mother, Mary (Kelly); stepfather, Jim Valentine; and brother Bobby; and nephew Robbie.

His final wishes were to donate his remains to Science Care of Arizona. A private Celebration of Life at a later date.

Janeth R. Nofziger “Jr.”

Nofziger, Janeth R. “Jr.”, age 81 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away October 5, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Donald Oehmler

Donald Oehmler, age 97, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in Palm Springs, CA. Don was born in Toledo, OH, to Clive and Millie Oehmler on July 31, 1922. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business degree from the Ohio State University in 1946. Don was a professor at Cleveland State University and later worked in marketing and international business which took him all over the world. His travels gave him the opportunity to dine with Margaret Thatcher in Wales and meet many other interesting people. Don was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard serving in WWII. He was a 71 year member of the American Legion. Don was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by a sister, Margaret "Marty" Bartholomew; brother, Oscar Oehmler and several nieces and nephews. No services are scheduled at this time.

Lawrence C. Ostrowski

Larry Ostrowski, an energetic and passionate librarian and library director, died peacefully at his home following a long, painful fight with Multiple System Atrophy. He had just turned 65. A native of Erie, PA, Larry earned a BA in History from Penn State University and a Masters in Library Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He began his professional career at Toledo Lucas County Public Library, where he met and married his co-worker, Margaret Daly. Larry served in the Business Department at Main Library and as assistant manager at Kent Branch.

Larry's career in libraries took him to Oshkosh, WI, South Bend, IN, Lancaster, Xenia in Ohio, and finally to White Lake , MI, where he served as director for 10 years. Illness forced him into early retirement, shortly after tirelessly leading a campaign to successfully pass a tax levy that enabled the community to build a badly needed new library building.

As he left each post to take a promotion somewhere else, his staff would express their regret at losing such a vibrant leader, who inspired them with enthusiasm and kindness. He was especially beloved for his staff training sessions, where the teaching was often conducted by one of his "characters", from Conan the Librarian and Sargent Serial to Laptop Larry and Forest Gump-at-the-Library.

Community Service was always a part of Larry's ethic; he involved himself with Rotary Club, the local Historical Society, Optimist Clubs and Athletic Boosters for the High School in whatever town he found himself, participating in many children's civic and library activities, delighting all with his balloon animals. He and Margaret were active in young adult Youth Ministry in every parish to which they belonged over the years, and in White Lake, Larry volunteered to chair the annual Christmas tree lighting event. With the Historical Society of White Lake he became well known for the authentic Civil War battlefield displays he created. And he was especially proud of the several years he devoted to training to become an Auxiliary officer for the White Lake Fire Department. Always a strong and athletic man, Larry was accepted as a fire trainee over many younger men.

In addition to his wife, Margaret;, Larry is survived by his sister, Laura Pomykalski (James) and her children, Elizabeth, Stephen and Andrew Pomykalski. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Vera Ostrowski and paternal grandmother, Sophie Ostrowski. His loss will also be felt by his many Daly Family nieces and nephews, as well as all his brothers and sisters-in-law.

Visitation will be held at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 10, beginning at 10:15 a.m. in the mortuary followed by the funeral mass at Our Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral at 11:00. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be given to the Friends of the White Lake Public Library or to the White Lake Fire Department, or Ohio Health Hospice, 1020 Cricket Lane, Mansfield, OH 44906. Please view Larry's memorial video tribute and leave a condolence message at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

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Elizabeth “Betty” Price

Price, Elizabeth, “Betty” age 92 years, of Morenci, MI, passed away October 6, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Morenci, MI. As published in The Blade

Glen Edward Rowe

Glen Edward Rowe, age 50, of Mason, OH, died September 19, 2019. He was born May 3, 1969 in Toledo, Ohio to Bruce Rowe and Sally (nee Krasinski) Gawecki. Glen was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (nee Bargas) Rowe, daughter Ava Grace Rowe, stepmother Barb Rowe of Toledo, Ohio, brother Doug (Christina) Rowe of Cleveland, Ohio, stepbrother Adam (Gabrielle) Krauss of Columbus, Ohio, stepbrother Corey (Julie) Krauss of Lambertville, as well as several nieces and nephews. He leaves behind a large extended family in Ohio and Michigan.

Glen was a giant man with a heart to match. He spent his childhood in Toledo. After high school, he joined the Army, serving in the Persian Gulf War. After an honorable discharge, he returned to the US and attended DeVry University in Texas and attained his degree in computer information systems in 1995. He began his career at Perot Systems, where he worked his entire career, through several ownership changes. During this time in Texas, he became actively involved in local community theater, where he met and married Sandra Rowe. They were blessed with the birth of Ava Grace Rowe in 2008. In 2015, he and his family relocated to Mason, Ohio.

Glen had an infectious sense of humor and a great goofy smile, and was a man who never lost his willingness to take a risk. His favorite activities were those spent with his daughter, Ava. His presence and heart will be missed.

The family will be holding private services.

Eleanora M. Smith

Eleanora M. Smith, age 75, of Toledo, passed away October 6, 2019 at her home. She was born January 1, 1944 in Muncie, IN to Virgil and Sylvia (Barlett) Morgan. Eleanora was an avid "Owl" collector. She had a "feisty" personality and was not afraid to speak her mind.

Eleanora is survived by her husband of 52 years, Earnest Smith; children, Mary (Sam) Morgan, Brenda (Larry) Said, Vangeleen Kersey, Leanora (David) Norwood and Rickey (Theresa) Smith; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild and siblings, Annette Spoonmore and Leon Morgan.

The family will receive guests Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

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

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Bina Spitler

Spitler, Bina, age 101 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away October 6, 2019. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Henrietta "Hankie" M. Szymanski

Henrietta M. "Hankie" Szymanski, age 87, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born in Toledo on June 4, 1932 to George and Clara (Soninski) Stevens.

Hankie was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and the 14th Ward Old Timer's Woman's Auxiliary, Toledo. Hankie enjoyed bowling, bunco and left-right-center and spending time with her family.

Surviving is her daughter, Sandy (Danny) Stahl; grandchildren, Connie (Kevin) Dugan, Gary (Sherry) Davis, Alexis (Trucker) Allred, and Steven and David Fisher; 11 great-grandchildren; sons in-law Mike Rogers, and Dave Fisher; and sister in-law, Helen Szymanski. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; daughters, Denise Rogers and Marie Fisher; and brothers, Robert and Richard Stevens.

Family and friends will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home 501 Conant St., Maumee, OH on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 3:00-8:00 PM. Additional visitation will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1842 Airport Hwy, Toledo on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 11:30 AM until the start of the Funeral Mass at 12:30 PM. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Shriners' Hospital. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com

Carol Ann (Greene) Vasko

Carol Ann (Greene) Vasko, 78, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Sunday, October 6, 2019 with her loving family by her side.

She was born on December 7, 1940 to James and Coletta (Manders) Greene. On March 2, 1957 she married the love of her life, John Vasko, who preceded her in death after 44 years of marriage. Carol was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church. She was a Toledo Public School food service worker for nearly 30 years. Carol was past President of the Mothers Club, member of the MVTTC and enjoyed playing cards, Bunco, and Bingo. In retirement Carol loved snow birding in Florida, but made sure she was home for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. What she cherished most was her loving family who will miss her dearly.

Carol had a very full life and was able to enjoy it with her 8 children: John (Robin) Vasko, Beth (Jim) Powers, Mike (Theresa) Vasko, Mary (Joe) Whitten, Carol (Tim) Conkright, Cathy (Carlos) Romero, Theresa (Todd) Spencer, and Christine Wagoner; sister, Donna (Jerry) Kinsey; brother, Bill Greene; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and many loving family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Beth; and brothers, Jerry and Bob Greene.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 4-8 pm and Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 2-8 pm. The family will also greet friends at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 1880 Genesee St. Toledo, Ohio, 43605 on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 10:00 am until the time of funeral services at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Carol was a generous donor and in lieu of flowers the family asks you to consider American Cancer Society or Charity of Donor's Choice. The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Barb, Dianna, Theresa M., Veronica, and Ohio Living Hospice for their compassionate care.

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Kenneth Andrew Veres

Veres, Kenneth Andrew, age 79 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away October 5, 2019. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Norville Volkman

Volkman, Norville, age 81 years, of Wauseon, OH, passed away October 7, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Edwin J. "Toot" Weiland

Edwin J. "Toot" Weiland, 90 of Curtice, Ohio passed away Monday, October 7, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Northwood, Ohio on August 1, 1929 to John and Sarah Lovell (Brough) Weiland. Ed graduated from Olney High School and would serve his country in the United States Army. On December 6, 1969 he married the love of his life, Lynne (Hassen). Ed spent his entire life working on the family farm as a truck gardener, having a spot as a vendor for 40 years at the Farmers Market. He enjoyed playing the harmonica and pool. He had a kind soul and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Ed is survived by his wife of 49 ½ years, Lynne; siblings, Frederick, Northwood, OH, Donamay King, Kirkwood, MO, Shari Tiffany, Millbury, OH, Bonnie Conley, Port Clinton, OH; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters and 2 brothers.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel 1111 Woodville Road (east of I-280) on Thursday, October 10, 2019 3pm – 8pm. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Lake Township Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in Ed's name may be directed to First St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Oregon, Ohio, Toledo Humane Society or Charity of Donor's Choice.

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Betty Wright

Betty (Tobaben) Wright, age 86, of Temperance, Michigan, fell asleep in Christ Jesus on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Hickory Ridge of Temperance.

A private graveside service will be held for the family at Lake Township Cemetery on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Betty's pastor, the Rev. Timothy Loewe will preside. No visitation is scheduled.

Arrangements are being made by the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance. In lieu of flowers, those desiring to honor Betty's memory are invited to make memorials to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2843 Sterns Road, Lambertville, Michigan 48144.

Betty was born May 6, 1933 to Theodore and Anna (Beiser) Tobaben in Cincinnati, Ohio, and she was born from above becoming a child of God in the waters of Holy Baptism.

She graduated from Western Hills High School in Cincinnati, and worked as a public school secretary in Cincinnati, Newark, and Toledo, Ohio, most recently at Woodward High School in Toledo.

She was united in marriage to Harold (Hal) Wright on October 13, 1956 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Cincinnati. He preceded her in death in 2000. She and her husband were blessed with 43 years together, caring family and friends, three sons and their wives, Gary (Karen) Wright of East Moline, Illinois, James (Christine) Wright of Temperance, Michigan, Steve (Tina) Wright of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and most of all, the love of their lives, their dear grandchildren: Erik, Casey, Kevan, Reilley, Madison, Olivia, Justin, Katie, and Hannah.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary Ann and Ruth. The assurance that her Lord was always there for her and that she remained in His caring hands sustained her in these last days.

Betty will be remembered as a devoted, wise, and loving mother, a beloved child of God, and a loyal Ohio State Buckeye fan!

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Hickory Ridge as well as the Promedica hospice staff who ministered to her in these last days. Rest in our crucified, risen and ascended Savior! Her family is thankful for her victory in Christ Jesus!

Arrangements by the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home.

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Shirley F. Yoby

Shirley F. Yoby, 70, of Petersburg, MI, and formerly of Vermilion, Ohio, died after a long battle with MS, on Sunday, October 6, 2019, in Flower Hospital.

Born, March 21, 1949, in Steubenville, Ohio, she was the daughter of Homer G. and Hazel M. (Conard) Moreland, Sr. A 1966 graduate of Cadiz High School in Cadiz, Ohio, she married Paul Yoby, Jr. on June 5, 1966. He preceded her in death on May 29, 2019.

Shirley was a devoted Christian, who taught Sunday School for several years at Beacon Baptist Church in Lorain, Ohio and was an active member of Northwest Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio. She was employed for 9 years at Heritage Christian School in Sandusky, Ohio. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Shirley is survived by her loving children Jeff (Lisa) Yoby, Valerie (Don) Cox, and Trent (Havilah) Yoby; brothers Jack (Nadine), George (Janice), and Dan (Elizabeth) Moreland; sisters Nellie (Dick) Erow, Amy Jean (John) Wheeler, and Terry Lynn (Tim) Henderson; 10 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers Homer, Jr., James, Tom, Herbert, and Charles Dean Moreland; and sisters, Gladys Brownfield and Mary Anna Fling.

Visitation will be from 3-8 pm, Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 am, at Northwest Baptist Church, 3906 West Alexis Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623, where she will lie in state after 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Whiteford Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4594, NY, NY 10163

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Valere A. Zimmerman

Zimmerman, Valere A., age 88 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away October 5, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

October 7, 2019

Roman Bialecki Jr.

Roman Bialecki Jr., age 61, of Ottawa Lake, MI, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019, in the Cleveland Clinic. Roman was born on November 26, 1957, to Roman and Thelma (Barnhart) Bialecki. Roman was in the automotive glass industry for 30 years. He was a car enthusiast, enjoyed bowling, cruises to the Caribbean, and riding his Harley. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Roman is survived by his wife, Pamela; daughter, Amber (Corey) Corder; two grandchildren; siblings, Rosanne Bialecki, Laurie (Scott) Sulewski and Michael Bialecki, and half siblings, Cathy (Chris) Robinson, Fred (Joyce) Woodward and Mary (Bill) Gorshoff.

The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd., Toledo, Ohio, on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 5:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. The family will also be receiving guests on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00a.m. at the Whiteford Wesleyan Church, 10285 Sylvania-Petersburg Rd., Ottawa Lake, MI, where his life celebration will begin at 11:00 a.m.

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Loretta M. Bowman

Loretta M. Bowman, 95, of Genoa, Ohio passed away October 2, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Loretta was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 28, 1924 to Fred and Lola (Tyler) Groll. She enjoyed reading books, watching old movies with Diane her daughter-in-law, playing bingo, and was a fan of golf, and professional football. Loretta also enjoyed the company of her many friends and relatives. She was a member of the Eastern Star Lotus Lodge for over 65 years.

Loretta is survived by her sons, Terry Bowman, and Glenn (Eileen) Bowman; grandchildren, Scott (Kayla) Bowman, Stephanie (Mike) Blazevich, Scott (Tiziana) Frey, Glenn (Ronda) Bowman III; many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn Bowman; daughter-in-law, Diane Bowman; seven brothers, and two sisters.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Rd, Oregon, Ohio, on Tuesday October 8, 2019, from 10 am – until time of funeral service at 1 pm Burial will follow at Lake Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Eugene H. Brazeau

Eugene H. Brazeau, age 83, of Holland, Ohio, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born February 5, 1936, in Toledo to Irving and Anna (Ward) Brazeau, the youngest of 9 children. Gene was a proud veteran of the United States Marines enlisting when he was 17. He served overseas in the Korean War and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. After his honorable discharge he returned home and married his first wife Cindy, on May 17, 1956 and she preceded him in death. Together they raised 4 children. He began his career as a truck driver, driving for several companies over the years including Roadway, Starr Cartage and Johnson Trucking. He retired in 2015. Gene was an avid NASCAR fan and attended many races at Toledo Speedway. He enjoyed the outdoors, feeding birds and stray cats. A fun-loving, kind and generous man he loved to be around people and a good conversation. He was a kind and generous man with a big heart.

Love came a second time for Gene when he met and married the former Barbara McCone on September 14, 2002. Also surviving Gene are sons, William (Marla) and James (Kathy); daughter, Marty (Bob); and daughter-in-law, Debbie; grandchildren, Wendy, Matt, Sandy, Brandon (Chelsea), Sarah (Andre), Brandy, Jamie (Amber) and James (Sarah); great-grandchildren, Cameron, Johnny, Emma, Evan, Allie, Astra, Andie, Abigail and Anastasia; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cindy; son, Larry; granddaughters, Mindy and Brittney; and siblings, Bob, Larry, Donnie, Ruth, Margaret, Norma, Gladys and Marianne.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 12:30 pm in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania Ohio. (Please meet in the parking lot). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 6149 Hill Ave., Toledo Ohio 43615. Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home has assisted the family and condolences may be shared with them at

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Kathleen June Brett

Kathy J. Brett passed away Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, at Ebeid Hospice at the age of 72. Born on September 19, 1947, to John William Lemley and Dolores June Harrington. Retirement allowed her frequent trips to Florida to visit her sister, enjoying time with her animals, garden flag collecting, and repeatedly watching her favorite movies: Home Alone 2, Jaws, Titanic and A December Bride.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Bridgette Brett (Joey Molinski) and Wendy (Doug) Queenan; grandchildren, Kelsey, Michael and Riley; sister, Nancy Till; ex-husband, Robert Brett; special animals, Dixie, Woods, Sam and Dexter.

The family would like to thank the many nurses and aides at Promedica Ebeid Hospice Residence. We could not have made it through this difficult time without all of their support, talks, and hugs. Christy with the "late night potty calls", Meg, Cindy and Debi for just being there and Chuck for your never forgotten stories. Thank you for letting us paint all of the garden rocks. We greatly appreciate everything that everyone has done for our mom and our family. Lastly but not least to our father, the best dad we could ask for. Mom and Dad were divorced for over three decades but that did not stop him from being there every day for the last three weeks with our mother, holding her hand, taking extra-long shifts and just keeping her company.

A private luncheon in her honor was held on Saturday. Memorial contributions can be made to Toledo Animal Rescue, 640 Wyman St., Toledo, OH 43609.

Roger Alan Coventry

Roger Alan Coventry, 57, of Toledo, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Ebeid Hospice. He was born in Shelbyville, IL, to Carl and Betty (Allen) Coventry on October 16, 1961. Roger was a 1979 graduate of Findlay High School in Illinois. He also attended Eastern Illinois University where he completed his Bachelor's Degree. He proudly served for over 20 years in the United States Naval Construction Battalions, better known as the Seabees. He married Barbara Thomas and together they moved to the Toledo area almost 30 years ago. Roger worked as a Computer Technician for the Geek Squad at Best Buy for over 20 years. He was a member and served as Usher at St. Pius X Catholic Church and was part of the Building and Grounds Committee. He also served on the board for the Barrington Woods Home Owner Association. He could always be found helping family and friends with their technological needs.

Roger is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; son, Jared Coventry; mother, Betty Lambdin; siblings, Steve (Connie) Coventry, Dennis (Linda) Coventry, Marilyn (Mark) Zimmer, Mike (Patricia) Coventry, Lynda Baker, Carla (Neil) Dettling; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Coventry; sister, Sherry Cleveland; step-father, John Lambdin; and brother-in-law, Steve Baker.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo (419-841-2422). A Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3011 Carskaddon Avenue, Toledo. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Roger's name may be made to either St. Pius X Catholic Church or to the Wounded Warriors Project.

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Terry Falk

Terry G. Falk, age 65, of Toledo, passed away unexpectedly October 2, 2019 at home after a struggle with COPD. He proudly enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. Terry enjoyed going fishing, Ohio State football, Detroit Tigers, Toledo Mudhens and spending time in downtown Toledo. He could always be seen wearing his VA Army hat and carrying his coffee mug.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary (Maluchnik) Falk; brothers, Edward and Donald Falk.

Surviving are his daughter, Michelle Falk; brother, David (Joyce) Falk and sister, Mary Lee; 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; his furry friend, Scooter; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive guests Monday, October 7, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 381-1900. Funeral Services will begin Tuesday at 1:00 pm. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, Perrysburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Terry's memory.

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Norman LeRoy Fowler

Norman LeRoy Fowler, 92, died peacefully Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Venice, Florida at the home of his stepdaughter and caregiver, Corby August. He was born October 9, 1926 in Royal Oak, Michigan to the late George and Viola Fowler. The family moved to Toledo when Norm was 6, and he attended Washington Local Schools, and graduated from Whitmer High School in 1945. He then enlisted in the Navy and served until April 1, 1946. Norm began employment at the Ford Monroe, Michigan Stamping Plant. He completed the Die making Apprenticeship August 9, 1954, and the Mechanical Designing Apprenticeship in April of 1958. Norm retired from Ford in 1986 after 36 years of service. Following retirement, he enjoyed playing euchre with friends and family, walks and picnics in the Metro Parks, traveling to the various National Parks in the West, camping at Hartwick Pines, Michigan with the Northwest Ohio Blacksmiths, and traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina to visit his grandson.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 34 years, Garnet (Swope) Fowler; sons James K. (Judy Zunk) and Jeffrey E. (Dana), and grandson Derek M. Fowler. He is also survived by stepchildren Corby August, Robert (Linda) and Tracy (Shelley) Forrester; 4 step-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; and brothers Orville and Maynard. Norm was preceded in death by his brothers William and Waldon; and the mother of his children Ruth Fowler.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, OH, Monday October 7th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted at the Epiphany Lutheran Church, Toledo, Tuesday, the 8th at 11:00 AM. Where family and friends may gather one-hour prior. He will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

Those wishing to offer memorials in Norm's Memory are asked to consider the Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 N. Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH, 43615, where he has been a long-time member, or the Farnsworth Metropark.

Online condolences may be offered at

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Colleen J. Glenn

Colleen June Glenn, age 88, of Toledo, passed away September 29, 2019 in her home. Colleen was born April 1, 1931 in Samaria, MI to Ernest and Sylvia (Ennis) Cook. She was employed with the Flower Hospital for 30 years as an insurance clerk before her retirement. Colleen was a member of Trilby United Methodist and the Coast Guard Flotilla Auxiliary 10-4 serving as their Treasurer for10 years. She enjoyed boating and was a motocross and NASCAR fan.

She is survived by her children, Diane (Tom) Alliman, Vickie (Jim) Glenn, David (Patti) Glenn,; siblings, Shirley Gable, Bonnie Welborn; sister-in-law, Edith Cook; grandchildren, Tom Jr (Lisa), Lisa, Jim, Tricia (Mike), Zack (Kate), Sara (Neal), Nick (Katie) and Amber (Charlie), great grandchildren, Brandan, Drake, Lacey, Bernice, Vata, Chalei, Chazmin, Lydia, Tyler, Aliyah.

In addition to her parents, Colleen was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Doyle Glenn; granddaughter, Jodi and brothers, Morris and Ray Cook.

The family will receive guests Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 2 - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home . Burial will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell Christian Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Colleen's memory.

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Suzanne Louise (Haynes) Hammer

Suzanne Louise (Haynes) Hammer, 71, of Benton, AR, passed away September 16, 2019. Born in Toledo, Ohio, to John and Rose Marie (Kanney) Haynes, she was a teacher in the Troy, Michigan, school district. Suzanne went back to school later in life, earning a Bachelor Degree in both Math and Science, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She was an artist, writer and animal lover who valued family above everything. She was the epitome of a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jack Haynes and sister, Carolyn Haggarty. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William "Bill" Hammer; son, Craig Hammer (Brenda) of Bryant; daughter, Suzanne Fors (Andrew) of Benton; sisters, Mary Beth Fulwider (Dale) and Rose Marie LaJune; brother, James Anthony Haynes (Marie); and seven grandchildren, Jonathan Jerry, Liana Jerry, Elizabeth Fors, William Hammer, Devin Hammer, Jacqueline Hammer and Dakota Hammer.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or to the Central Arkansas SPCA, 64 Stonewall Dr., Jacksonville, AR 72076. Suzanne's online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.

Paul Mathias "Matt" Heintschel

Paul Mathias "Matt" Heintschel, 82, of Toledo, passed away at his home on Thursday, October 3, 2019 with his loving wife by his side. Paul was born in Toledo to Vincent and Florence (Yenzer) Heintschel on March 13, 1937. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and Central Catholic High School. He began college at The Ohio State University and completed his studies at The University of Toledo; where he earned both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees.

Paul worked for Toledo Public Schools as an educator for over 30 years before retiring in 1992. He taught at Cherry School, East Toledo Jr. High, and Point Place Jr. High. Paul then went on to pursue his love for learning through becoming an administrator. He served as Assistant Principal of Byrnedale and Principal at Burroughs Elementary School.

During his entire life, Paul was a nature enthusiast. He loved being outdoors. Growing up his children fondly remember countless camping and fishing trips; one of his "must do" bucket list items was one last fishing charter. He was able to cross it off his list and brag about his success of "reeling them in" this past July. A trip he so very much appreciated. One of Paul's most proud accomplishments was that he spent two years and built his own canoe by hand. Once completed, he was able to partake in the maiden voyage at Olander Park with family by his side. His woodworking skills also included carvings and furniture. Each piece was finely crafted with love and care for someone special in mind, including brothers, sisters, his children and grandchildren and many others. In addition to woodwork Paul was a talented glass artist. He created many objects including detailed lamps.

Paul will be missed dearly by the love of his life, Marcia (Wade) Heintschel; children, Greg (Heather) Heintschel, Lynn Heintschel, Shelly Heintschel; children of his heart, Katie (Brian) Ezell, Julie Gorman; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Marvin (Judy) Heintschel; sister, Ruthann Heintschel, sister-in-law, Gay Wolstencroft; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dorothy (Bill) Sayers, Catherine Heintschel, Agnes (Pete) Rasik; brothers, Vincent (Anne), Howard, Phillip (Deanna) Heintschel; and daughter-in-law, Dayle Heintschel.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH, until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. with Father Adam Hertzfeld officiating. Entombment will take place later Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 1:45 p.m. at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 5725 Hill Ave., Toledo, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to either St. Joan of Arc or to Promedica Hospice. The family wishes to give a special thanks to Paul's two dear friends, Lisa and Linda, for all of their friendship. They also wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone at ProMedica Hospice and ProMedica Home Healthcare for their continued support and care throughout Paul's entire illness. The nurses and staff were truly a blessing for the family. Special thanks to Mallory, Megan, and Cynthia for being on call at a moment's notice. Funeral arrangements were handled by Walker Funeral Home, Toledo (419-841-2422).

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Terry Tim Kemritz

March 12, 1939 ~ September 30, 2019

Terry Tim Kemritz, 80, of Lambertville, MI, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.

Born March 12, 1939 in Monroe, MI, he was the son of Victor W. Kemritz and Hilda A. Freimark, both have preceded him in death. He married Betty Jo Arvay in 1958. From this union, he had three children, Tammy, Rick and Danny. Betty (1989) and Danny (2009), both preceded him in death.

He married Nancy Naumann July of 1990. They shared 29 loving years of marriage. Nancy was such a great caregiver for Terry. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; son, Rick (Diane) Kemritz; daughter, Tammy (Mike) Cousino; step-daughters, Natalie (Andy) Fetter and Sherie (Rich) Sands; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. He loved them so much as his own. They loved him as the best grandpa ever. He is also survived by sisters, Kathy (Rudy) Laderach and Linda Purcell; brother-in-law, Joe (Pat) Arvay; many nieces and nephews.

Terry was a member of Local 50 Plumbers and Pipefitters for over 50 years, retiring in 1997. He was very well respected by all that he worked with. During this time, he also was of service to his community as a volunteer firefighter for Erie Township, president of the Erie Mason Touchdowners and little league baseball coach. He was always there to help his family or friends in need.

Terry was a man that loved his family and friends, attending as many events as possible. He loved all sports and especially attending all his grandchildren's events. He loved deer hunting and fishing at his favorite place, West Branch. There he cherished the family times, and creation of traditions that will be carried on. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Terry's "Celebration of Life" will take place October 13, 2019 at the Erie VFW Post, 1944 Erie Rd, Erie, MI. from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Please celebrate his life with his family, wearing your favorite high school or college jersey. There will be prayer, song, and exchange of memories, followed by dinner.

In lieu of flowers, all contributions will be donated to Erie Mason Touchdowners in his memory.

Dennis R. Kerekes

Dennis R. Kerekes, age 70, of Toledo, OH passed away peacefully at home Sunday, September 29, 2019. He was born April 23, 1949 in Toledo to James and Ruth (Vermett) Kerekes. A sports enthusiast, he especially loved the Ohio State Buckeyes. If Dennis wasn't playing golf, he was playing poker with his friends and visiting casinos to play the slots and take his chances at the roulette table. Known to his friends as "Donut", Dennis often met up with his buddies at the Town Tavern and was well-liked by all.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 27 years, Karen Kerekes; sons, Brian Kerekes, Ryan (Kristin) Kerekes, and Joshua Kneller; grandchildren, Sawyer Kerekes and Victoria Kneller; sister, Sharon (Dave) Kramer; many nieces and nephews; and new puppy, Darla. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Kerekes.

A celebration of Dennis' life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home (419)726-1583.

The family would like to extend a special "thank you" to Jason at Promedica and Jessica and Shawn at Ohio Living Hospice. Memorial donations may be given to Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice. Please share condolences at

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Janice S. Lanfare

JANICE S. LANFARE, 76, of Estero, FL, formerly of Toledo, passed away April 2, 2019. Born November 10, 1942 in Toledo, she graduated from DeVilbiss High School, then married Lee C. Lanfare II and they shared 55 years of happiness including having their son, Lee C. Lanfare III. Jan, the sister of Lawrence G. (Karen) Hummel of Curtice, Ohio, was a part owner of Toledo Interior Plantscaping Co. and Oasis Greenhouse.

A celebration of life will be in Toledo, Thursday Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Solarium of the Manor House at Wildwood Metropark. Her remains will be privately placed next to her parents at Ottawa Hills Cemetery at a later date. The full obituary was published Sunday Sept. 22.

Mildred L. Lehr

Mildred "Millie" Louise Lehr, 93 years old, peacefully completed her earthly journey Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Otterbein SeniorLife, Perrysburg, Ohio.

Born in East St Louis, Illinois January 29, 1926, Millie was the final surviving child of Michael W. and Stella R. Tansey.

Employed for many years in both medical and industrial laboratories, Mildred completed her career, retiring from Master Chemical Corporation, Perrysburg, as Head of the Tech Line, in 1991.

She was a prior member of the Toledo chapter of Business and Professional Women.

Surpassing her professional career, the single accomplishment which generated the most pride for Millie was the role she played in raising eight healthy, competent and independent children.

Educated, well read, well spoken and creative, she served as both role model and inspiration and will be sadly missed by the many whose lives she touched.

In addition to parents and siblings, Millie was preceded in death by husband Victor E. Lehr and son-in-law Phillip Eckert. She is survived by children, Michael (Victoria) Lehr, Jane Eckert, Ann Holdredge, David (Amy) Lehr, Mary Lehr, Margaret (Kendra Aucker) Lehr-Devolld, Elizabeth (John) Grzecki, Matthew (Richard Walsh) Lehr; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The family remains grateful to the staff of Waterford at Levis Commons and would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring staff at Otterbein who did so much to provide Millie comfort in her final days.

In a final act of generosity, Mildred has donated her body to University of Toledo Medical College, with a private memorial to be arranged at a later date.

Contributions in Mildred's name may be made to a charity of the donors choice.

Joyce Claire Lockford

Joyce Claire Lockford, born July 29th, 1927, in Washington DC, died October 2nd, 2019 at home in Toledo, Ohio.

Educator, lover of literature, opera, art, history, and animals, world traveler, devoted friend and above all stellar Mom, she is now traveling the universe, correcting the Creator's grammar.

In her later years, she would say that she never planned the life she had, she just "went with the flow." This halcyon view doesn't gel with her daughters, who recall her as a respected, fierce, and fiery force. Having spent 33 years as a college English teacher in Bakersfield California, her former students would ask us, "Wow, what's it like to have Mrs. Lockford for a mom?" Their voices evincing respect and terror for the towering figure this 5-foot-nothing woman evoked. In her prime, she crowned her tiny frame with a sweep of hair (to make her look taller) and perched herself on platform shoes (to make her look taller). She regularly commented that the world was not built to accommodate short women. Innocent theatre goers seeing this diminutive woman making her way to the seat in front of them and therefore expecting an unhindered view of the stage, would audibly sigh as she whipped into her seat the 8-inch cushion she routinely transported to the theatre. If the world would not accommodate her and provide an equitable solution, she would make damn sure she did. Far from going with the flow, she constructed her life in every respect.

She was the second daughter of Janvier DeLoPatto, he of the "Marvelous Lockfords," a vaudeville adagio dance team that thrilled audiences in the 1920s and 30s, and Ruth Hansen, who as a Washington DC teenager ran away to Broadway to be chorus girl before she married. As a child, Joyce travelled with the family business through the vaudeville circuits in a great new invention, the automobile. Crammed with parents, various dancers, props and costumes, her place in the vehicle was a hammock strung between the seats. She even did a turn as "Little Miss Joyce Lockford," an entre-act complete with bleached blond curls and a 5-year old's rendition of "The Good Ship Lollypop."

The demise of three marriages found her raising two daughters on a single income with no safety net following her parents' deaths. The wanderlust cultivated in her youth fueled a life spent traveling widely. Her legendary frugality and lifelong curiosity ensured that she saw almost the entire world. At the age of 39 she took her daughters on a 15-month trip through Europe on a budget of $20 a day, a sum that covered hotel, food, gas for the car, and sightseeing fees. We will refrain from commenting on the quality of those hotels.

In 1993 she retired to Los Angeles and actively pursued the city's cultural life, making great friends, and traveling. In 2011, after sustained pressure from her daughter to relocate, she bought a home in Toledo's Old West End, a neighborhood she adored. She relished showing people the Victorian home she renovated. The warmth and embrace of the neighbors as she made a new home here were a comfort in her final years.

She was preceded in death by her father; mother; sister, Gloria and niece, Nancy Gardner. Survivors include nieces, Linda Davis and Kathy Rondell; her devoted caregiver, Kim Conrad (Bob); her cocktail and holiday buddies, David Bingham and Wayne North; our unofficially adoptive brothers and sister, Robert (Margaret), Dick Frankeberger and Karen (Dan) Rexwinkel. Their mother, Marlin, preceded ours in death and we expect they are having coffee and a much-needed chat in the Creator's kitchen. We are comforted to think her beloved pets are with her too, especially Scampi, the spare-parts dog, and Annabelle, her annoying but adoring Yorkie.

She leaves behind her daughters, Susanne and Lesa Lockford, who cannot begin to fathom the depth of the loss of their mother, and whom she loved with every fiber of her being.

Those wishing to honor her memory are invited to do so by toasting her with a dry martini or by contributing to an animal rescue charity, as she was devoted to animal welfare. A celebration of life will occur next spring, her favorite season.

Bevars DuPré Mabry

Bevars DuPré Mabry, Ph.D., 91, former chair of the Department of Economics at Bowling Green State University, died on October 1, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. He was born on July 7, 1928 in Atlanta, GA to Jerry and Kathryn Mabry. He served in the U.S. Army with the occupation forces in Japan during 1946-1947. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in 1950; a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1954; and received the first Doctor of Philosophy in Economics awarded by Tulane University in 1959. He joined BGSU's Department of Economics in 1959, where he taught until his retirement in 1995. During his tenure he was instrumental in developing and expanding the Department, and mentoring new faculty. As a Rockefeller Foundation Grantee, Dr. Mabry was a Visiting Professor of Economics at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand from 1967-1968 and again from 1971-1973. Dr. Mabry was the author of several important texts on labor relations, including Economics of Manpower and the Labor Market (1973), and published extensively in professional journals on labor relations, collective bargaining, and the development of labor institutions in Thailand. He and his wife (also a professor at BGSU) were among the pioneers in the field of Economics of the Arts.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Mary Jeanne Connelly Mabry; his two children, Michael D. Mabry of Philadelphia, PA and Maria Mabry Westerfield of Richmond, VA; his three grandchildren, William M. Westerfield, E. Kirby Westerfield, and Nancy Z. Mabry; his brother, Fred C. Mabry; his son-in-law John Westerfield and daughter-in-law Mary E. Mabry; his brothers-in-law D. Patrick Connelly and William M. Connelly; and his many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers Jerry, Larry and Don.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi University Parish, 2955 Dorr Street, Toledo, OH 43607. A funeral mass will be held immediately afterwards at 11:00 a.m. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made on behalf of Bevars D. Mabry to the Fr. James Bacik Endowed Chair in Theological Studies at Lourdes University, or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Condolences may be left for the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Douglas K. Marshall

Douglas K. Marshall, age 63, of Northwood, Ohio, died Saturday, October 5, 2019, in Howell, Michigan, in his brother's home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald L. Marshall and Patricia A. (Nottage-Marshall) Braden. Surviving Douglas are his sisters, Karen (Jerry) Simon, Cathleen Marshall and his brother, Christopher (Teresa) Marshall; along with two nieces and three nephews.

Friends and family may call Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 701 N. Main St., in Walbridge, Ohio, (419-666-3121). Funeral services will be in the funeral home on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery, 6382 Monroe St., Sylvania, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cherry Street Mission, 105 17th St., Toledo. Ohio 43604. Online condolences may be left at

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Margaret J. Merritt

Margaret J. Merritt, age 102, died Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Ebeid Hospice. She was born in Toledo on November 17, 1916, to James and Ruth (Ansted) Humphreys. Preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence in 2001; as well as by her four siblings.

Surviving is her daughter, Mary Rasey; son, James Merritt; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, October 8, beginning at 10:00 with services to follow at 11:00 a.m. in the Thos. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 North Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH, 43615 (419-531-4424). Interment Restlawn Memorial Park.

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David Ronald Mikolajczyk

Passed away on October 1, 2019, in Casper, Wyoming. David was born to Steven Frank Mikolajczyk and Margaret Jenkins Mikolajczyk on May 27, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio. He has now joined his parents and siblings, Mary Jane, Elaine, Frank, Daniel and Harry.

David graduated from Woodward High School in 1960 and joined the Navy shortly after. He served on the USS Forrestal on two Mediterranean cruises. On his return, he earned his associate degree in mechanical engineering. He also went on to receive his bachelor's degree in liberal arts, a master's degree in education, and a master's degree in business. David loves learning and adventure and pursued both throughout his life.

David has also been the overseer of Dominion Chapel and Dominion ministries for over 30 years. His encouraging teachings can be accessed at www.dominion-chapel.com.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki; sons, David, Dean, Dion; daughter, Teresa; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Samuel Vernon Misiura

Samuel Vernon Misiura, age 42, passed away unexpectedly on September 30th, 2019, while surrounded by his adoring family at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, in Ann Arbor, MI.

Sam was born and spent his childhood in Clarks Summit, PA, where he made many lifelong friends and began his training as a chef. He eventually settled in Northwest Ohio.

Sam was a Renaissance man -- in one conversation he would show you a silly meme, but also talk knowledgeably about astrophysics. He was fiercely curious; Sam loved learning, exploring, and educating himself. He embraced every detail of life, and opened himself up to the experiences life had to offer - both the joyful and the challenging. He loved babies and was an artful swaddler. He was a talented chef and loved cooking for whoever would eat. He could nose out a deal at an estate sale with the best of them, and loved sharing his finds with friends and family. He was the goofy uncle to his 4 nephews and 5 nieces and those he considered his nieces and nephews. Most of all - Sam will be remembered by his family and his many friends for his kind soul, his unwavering friendship, and his fierce loyalty. Sam was passionate about pretty much everything, but all those who knew him knew that his greatest love was his family, especially his wife, Lia Colapietro and sons, Ewan and Eli. Sam will leave a big empty space in many people's lives. We will try to fill the void he leaves by being kind and a good friend to those we love, as he was to all of us.

Survived by loving family members: mother, Cathie Eastburn (Mike); sister, Beth Eastburn (Nicki); grandmother, Mary Cummings; mother-in-law, Therese Neuser (Rich Roman); father-in-law, John Colapietro (Jo); brother-in-law, Cullen Colapietro (Lindsay) and sister-in-law, Aislinn Colapietro (Andy Grier).

As Sam would have wished, instead of a funeral there will be a celebration of his life on October 25, at Thompson Stone Hall at Ostego Park. We ask those hoping to pay respects to come from 3-6pm. Those who wish to make a donation in Sam's memory a fund as been set up to help his wife and children. Donations can be made through Rallyhope.com search Sam Misiura Memorial Fund or checks can be made to: Sam Misiura Memorial Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 614P, Perrysburg OH 43552.

Sister Mary Rebeca Moser, S.N.D.

Perhaps times of suffering prepare us for eternal life. Throughout her life Sister Rebeca Moser experienced pain from injury and illness, yet exhibited gentleness and generosity. On October 4, 2019, Sister Mary Rebeca (born Barbara Ann Moser) completed her earthly journey at the Sisters of Notre Dame Center in Whitehouse, Ohio.

Born in Defiance, Ohio, in April, 1942, Barbara was the oldest of ten children of Louis and Rosemary (Singer) Moser. Throughout her life she strove to keep the family connected, initiating gatherings and remembering every birthday.

She attended St. Michael's Ridge where she was taught by the Sisters of Notre Dame. She became an Aspirant, attending Notre Dame Academy. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in August 1960, receiving the name Sister Mary Rebeca.

Throughout her 58 years of religious life Sister ministered at Lial Montessori School, and as seamstress, dietician, and director of housekeeping at the SND Provincial Center. Her work was marked by attention to details and gentle kindness toward others.

Sister Rebeca is survived by seven siblings: Paul Moser, Thomas Moser, Sister Mary Rose Moser SND, David Moser, Rebecca Border, Kenneth Moser, and Gerald Moser, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Martha Moser and Susann Chismar. She will be greatly missed by her family and religious community.

Visitation is on Tuesday, October 8, from 2:00-5:00 followed by the Sharing of Memories at 5:00 and the funeral liturgy at 7:00 at the Sisters of Notre Dame Center, 5900 Davis Road, Whitehouse, Ohio. The burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery on Wednesday at 9:30. 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.

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Carolyn "Tutsawe" Oliver-Drayton

Carolyn Jerene Oliver-Drayton, 84, affectionately known as "Tutsawe" and "Lady W.W." , of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019, in the home of her loving, devoted daughter. She enjoyed reaching many people around the world on her Citizens Band Radio (C.B.) under the handle "Lady W. W."

She was preceded in death by her parents, Teona and John Elijah Oliver; brothers, Melvin Reed, William "Billy Joe" Oliver, John Oliver, Julian Oliver. She leaves behind her memories to cherish her 4 children, Michael B. Drayton, Tanyia R. (Candy) Drayton, Pamela Y. Drayton, LeRoyna Hardnett-Drayton; step-daughter, Karen Cargile- Drayton; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Eugene Oliver Sr. (Jean Casey-Oliver); special niece, JoAnne V. Oliver-Davis; nieces, nephews and a host of other loving relatives and kind friends.

Visitation will be 7-9 pm Monday, October 7, 2019, at the House of Day Funeral Service, 2550 Nebraska Ave. Family hour will be at 10:00 am with Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1401 Hoag Street. The Reverend Raymond G. Bishop Jr. Pastor and Officiant.

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Rose Mary Peace

Rose Mary Peace, 83, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Waterville Healthcare. Rose Mary was born in Toledo to Sebastion and Margaret Grill. She was a member of the Epiphany of the Lord Sacred Heart Parish where she belong to several committees. Rose Mary's joy was spending time with her family. She also had a strong passion for bowling.

Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Patricia Uribe Peace; grandchildren, Jamie Clark, Julie (Matt) Gomoll, Howard (Misty) Uribe, Johnny (Tandra) Heard, Grover (Kim) Heard, William Heard, Cassandra (Kris) Heard; sisters-in-law, Pat Grill, Sharon Grill; niece, Christine Turco; nephew, Anthony Grill. Also, many loving nieces and nephews from the Cleveland area. Rose Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Grover C. Peace; daughter, Tammie Heard; son, Howard Peace; siblings, Joseph, John, Edward, William Grill, Sebastian Grill, Evelyn Minor.

Visitation will be held at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, on Monday from 2-8:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at The Epiphany of the Lord Sacred Heart Parish, 509 Oswald Street, Toledo, on Tuesday at 11:00 am where family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Lake Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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Russell E. Peterson

Russell E. Peterson passed away unexpectedly at his home in Coronado, Panama on September 11, 2019 where he and his wife, Candace, had lived since retiring in 2016. Russ was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Walter and Elizabeth Peterson. The family moved to Toledo in 1954. Russ received his Bachelor degrees from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and his MBA from University of Toledo.

He joined the family business, Toledo Thermal Equipment, and became President of the same in 1995, and the company was renamed soon after to Peterson Thermal Equipment. He enjoyed reading, exercise, bridge, and Trivia. He is survived by his wife, Candace, sister Shirley Karam, and brother Raymond Peterson.

Mr. Kareem V. Roberts, Sr.

Mr. Roberts, 44, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019, in his home. He attended the Jesup W. Scott High School. He is survived by mother, Loretta Jackson; father, Booby J. Roberts; son, Kareem V. Roberts, Jr. and sister, Xaviera Y. (Henry) McFadden.

Funeral Services will be 11 am Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 10 am Family Hour/Wake.

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Mr. Larry Rushing

Mr. Rushing, 54, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2019, in his home. He was a graduate of the Jesup W. Scott High School and served as an ordained minister.

He is survived by stepfather, George W. Gray, Sr.; daughters, Jenitae and Brittany; sons, Larry and Tommy; 16 grandchildren; sisters, Tomeka, Brandice and Jaronda; brothers, Anthony, Justin, Ernest and George, Jr. and a host of loving family and friends.

There will be a 6-8 pm Visitation Monday, October 7, 2019, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607. Funeral Services will be 5 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the New Home Baptist Church, 653 Tecumseh St., Toledo, OH 43604, preceded by a 4 pm Family Hour/Wake.

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Joanne E. (Gee) Rutledge

Joanne E. Rutledge, 80, died Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at the Meadows of Kalida, Ohio. She was born December 15, 1938, in Dundee, Michigan, to the late Edwin Eugene Gee and Lillian Ester (Stowell) Gee.

Joanne graduated from Dundee Community School. She worked at Owens Corning Fiberglass and Plaskon Electronic Materials in Toledo, Ohio, as an executive secretary. She was a member of Asbury Methodist Church in Toledo, Ohio, for 50 years. She served on their board, loved to sing in the choir, was a lay person and visited the sick.

Joanne enjoyed playing golf and traveling with her late husband Bob. She loved to travel to Florida and spend time with her sister, Judy and her niece, Wendy and her children, Leslie and Dan. She was an avid sports fan and loved to root for the underdog.

Joanne was blessed to have a dear friend, Karen Sarka, in her life for 48 years who was like an adopted daughter to her.

She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Edwin Gehr, who passed on April 6, 1960. Also her husband, Robert Rutledge, who died on July 26, 1994. They were married on October 28, 1972.

A dear friend to all, she will be sorely missed by her sister, Judith (Marvin) Reaume; niece, Wendy (Shawn) Morris; nephew, Todd Reaume; great-niece, Leslie Morris; great-nephew, Daniel Morris and sister-in-law, Ruth Rutledge.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital or Cherry Street Missions.

No public services are planned. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Funeral Director, Eric MD Bell, of Pittsboro, Indiana.

Louise J. Shaner

Louise J. Shaner, 78 years, of Toledo, OH, formally of Temperance, MI, passed away on October 3, 2019 in her home. The daughter of Robert and Jemmie (Tyler) Hall. She was born on December 17, 1940 in Detroit, MI.

She graduated from Trenton High School in 1959. Louise married Jim "Lefty" Shaner on July 26, 1969 in Temperance, MI. She enjoyed Awana, camping and golf cart rides.

She is survived by her children, Debbie (William) Schneider and Robert (Dayna) Quednau; grandchildren, Melissa Lambert, Trenton Schneider, Shane (Erika) Quednau, Landon and Levi Quednau and 6 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Avenue, Temperance, MI. The Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 11, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in East Toledo Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Donald Black. Cremation will follow. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

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Lori Ann (Stautzenbach) Sherrer

Lori Ann (Stautzenbach) Sherrer, age 56, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away surrounded by loving family on Friday, September 27, 2019. She was born on April 6, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Bob and Jean Stautzenbach.

Lori was the fifth of six children. She attended Hiawatha Grade School and Whitmer High School where she was voted prom queen of the class of '81. Lori went on to graduate from Adrian College as Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Education. In 1979 she met the love of her life, Rick Sherrer, which is when they started their journey together. They married on May 18, 1985, shortly after Lori started her teaching career with Toledo Public Schools. In 1989 Lori gave birth to their first child Ricky and put her teaching career on hold to be a full time mother and homemaker. In 1993 she gave birth to their second child Robby. She stayed home raising the boys until 1999. After returning to the classroom, Lori spent the rest of her career at Birmingham Elementary School. During her career she once received the Teacher of the Year Award.

In 2002, Lori was diagnosed with breast cancer. She went through chemotherapy while she continued to teach. Lori was cancer free in 2007, and the cancer returned in 2012. She fought bravely and continued to work until retiring. She was blessed to welcome her only grandchild Hayden in 2015. Lori will be remembered as a kind, giving, and special person who spread love to all.

Special thanks to her wonderful siblings, family, and friends who returned that love in her time of need. Also Dr. Muler and his staff, and Dr. Rubin and his staff for the exceptional care.

Left to cherish Lori's memory is her husband of 34 years, Rick Sherrer; sons, Ricky (Heather) and Robby (Michelle Stites); siblings, Gay (Richard) Kranz, Bill (Jackie) Stautzenbach, Beth (Ed) Fleig, Mary Stautzenbach, and Julie (David) Hampton; step-brother, Lyn Stautzenbach; in-laws, Ronda Sherrer, Lisa (Paul) Arnold, and Paul Sherrer; and many loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made out to Ebeid Hospice or Metastatic Breast Cancer Research.

There will be a Celebration of Lori's Life on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Blarney Irish Pub, 601 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604.

Arrangements were entrusted to Newcomer Funeral Home. To share memories and condolences with Lori's family please visit our website at:

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Jeffrey H. Wagner

Jeffrey Howard Wagner, 58, of Georgetown, KY, died on Friday, October 4, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Jeff was born on May 25, 1961, in Oregon, OH, to Roland and Barbara Wagner. He received his degree in electrical engineering from The University of Toledo and had worked for Pilkington for about 30 years. Through his work, he travelled around the world and enjoyed the food of Italy, the drinks of Germany, and the countryside of China. He loved to bike, especially on the beautiful backroads of central Kentucky. He loved rock music, particularly the bands Rush and Kansas.

Jeffrey is survived by his wife, Sandra; his children, Ashley, Mike, Connor, and Anna; grandson, Dominic; sisters, Vicki Laurell (Mike), and Wendy Lewis; brother, Gary (Lori); father, Roland; and his many beloved nieces and nephews. Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara; and his brother-in-law, Ken Lewis.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 12, from 12 noon-4:00 pm with a Celebration of Life Service held at 4:00 pm at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, Oregon. Memorial contributions may be made to Georgetown Cancer Center Colors of Cancer 5K, Georgetown, KY.

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Sandra Lynn "Sandy" Walker

Sandra Lynn "Sandy" Walker, age 65, of Erie, MI, passed away peacefully at home on October 2, 2019. She was born in Toledo, OH, to Edward L. "Red" and Catherine A. (Voll) Barker on July 10, 1954. Sandy had retired from Ford Motor Co. after 23 years. She was a member of the American Legion Pond Post 99 Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed gardening. Above all, Sandy was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt.

Sandy is survived by her son, Timothy (Amy) Walker; daughter, Jessica (Jeremy) Johnson; grandchildren, Autumn, Gavin, Blake, Nathan, Anthony, Trenten, and Timmy; great grandchildren, Foster and Harrison; four brothers; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jason Walker; and daughter in-law, Pamela Walker.

Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH 43611, followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be given to a breast cancer charity of the donor's choice. Please share condolences at

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Patrick Louis "Pat" Ziehr Sr.

Patrick Louis Ziehr Sr., age 74, of Holland, passed away October 4, 2019, at Regency Hospital of Toledo. Pat was born December 17, 1944 in Perrysburg to Frank and Nellie (Hart) Ziehr. He was employed as a construction superintendent for many years before his retirement in 2008. Pat attended The Dwelling Place Church. He enjoyed building birdhouses, wood working and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley A. Ziehr; children, Tina Ziehr, Patrick L. (Christina) Ziehr, Jr., Lawrence (Annie) Ziehr; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers.

The family will receive guests Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 10:00 until funeral services at 11:00 a.m. at The Dwelling Place Church, 8201 Angola Rd., Holland, Ohio. Burial will follow at Springfield Township Cemetery, Holland.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Dwelling Place Church in Pat's memory.

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Marvin A. Zimmerman

Marvin A. Zimmerman, age 70, passed away peacefully at home in Bradenton, Florida on Friday, September 20, 2019 with his family by his side. He was born August 4, 1949, in Toledo, Ohio to Arthur and Lucille Zimmerman.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Ann; parents and son, Shanen Zimmerman. Marvin was the loving husband of Deborah Zimmerman and father to William Zimmerman, Ann Clasen, Kristin (Scott)Tracy, Danielle (JB) Bostelman and Mark (Cortney) Zimmerman. His quiver was full as 12 grandsons, 2 granddaughters and 1 great granddaughter were added to his family.

Marvin was in the graduating class of 1967 at Rogers High School and was a freight conductor on the railroad for 43 years. He was a long time member of Grace UM Church, Perrysburg, Ohio where he served before moving to Florida. Marvin acquired many skills and hobbies over his lifetime, however, riding his many Harley Davidson motorcycles and playing golf were two of his favorites. He always left an impression on others and will be deeply missed by family and friends.

A Memorial service will be held at Grace UM Church, 601 E Boundary St, Perrysburg, Ohio at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Memorial contributions will go to the church in Marvin's name.

October 6, 2019

Brenda Ann Clark

Clark, Brenda Ann, age 49 years, of Walbridge, OH, passed away September 28, 2019. Neville-Shank Funeral Home, Holland, OH. As published in The Blade

Carolyn Marie Detterer

Detterer, Carolyn Marie, age 82 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away October 5, 2019. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Marcia Hill Oller

Oller, Marcia Hill, age 87 years, of Newton, MA, passed away October 1, 2019. Wilson Mortuary, Salem, MO. As published in The Blade

Barbara Jean Schweinhagen

Schweinhagen, Barbara Jean, age 74 years, of Ridgeville Corners, OH, passed away October 4, 2019. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Darlene Rose Schweinhagen

Schweinhagen, Darlene Rose, age 73 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away October 4, 2019. Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Frank C. (Gogley) Suchocki

Frank C. (Gogley) Suchocki, 69, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at home. He was born November 10, 1949, in Toledo. Frank was a former vice president of the American Flint Glassworkers Union and retired from Libbey Glass with 44 years' service. He enjoyed his family, including his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his dogs, Riley and Zena. Frank was a people person, never meeting a stranger and liked by all who met him. In his early years, he enjoyed bowling and softball. Frank was a fan of the 49ers and Browns.

Frank is survived by his daughters, Wendy (Gogley) Hernandez and Amy (Gogley) Hamilton; sons, Ron Komives, Jim Komives and Bill Komives; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Leah Gogley and Diane Sensor; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by Barbara, his wife of 40 years; father, Lawrence Gogley; mother and stepfather, Catherine (Schmid) and Leonard Suchocki; sister, Janet Donnelly; grandson Levi Komives.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 4-7 p.m. at Bayside Banquet Hall, 2759 Seaman Rd., Oregon, OH 43616. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Special thanks to Elizabeth Ackerman from Hospice of Northwest Ohio for her special care.

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Catherine M. Van Vorce

Catherine M. Van Vorce, 97, a former long-time resident of Sylvania, OH, and currently of Oxford, Florida, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019. She was born December 12, 1921, in Sameria, Michigan, to parents Edwin and Dorothy (Smith) Osgood. Catherine was a long and active member of the Sylvania First United Methodist Church, where she served as Leader for both the W.S.C.S. and Ladies Circle. She was proud to have been awarded the "Valiant Lady Award" from the Church Women United. Catherine was a member of and served as Worthy Matron of the Sylvania Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed traveling, and watching professional football, basketball, and tennis.

Catherine is survived by her daughters Catherine (John) Horner, Barbara Nuss, and Karen (William) Carr; son V. Paul (Susan) Van Vorce Jr.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband Victor P. Van Vorce Sr.; and son in law Robert Nuss.

Catherine's life will be celebrated with a Memorial Service at the Sylvania First United Methodist Church, 7000 Erie St. Sylvania, OH, Saturday, October 12th at 11 AM, where family and friends may gather one-hour prior.

Those wishing to offer memorials in Catherine's memory are asked to consider, in lieu of flowers, the Sylvania First United Methodist Church or the Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, 601 Mariposa Way, The Villages, FL. 32162.

Professional services provided by the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, OH, 43560, where online condolences may be offered at

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Evelyn Williamson

Williamson, Evelyn, age 88 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away October 5, 2019. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

October 5, 2019

Neil Frankenhauser

Award-winning Toledo artist Neil Paul Frankenhauser passed away on September 18.

Neil was born December 22nd, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, but his family soon moved to Toledo, Ohio, where he spent most of his life. Neil graduated from Toledo Central Catholic High School in 1958 and went on to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Bowling Green State University. Neil attended graduate school at the University of Iowa, where he received a Master of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts, both terminal degrees.

Neil's career as an artist and teacher took him all over the country. In his long lifetime, he taught art classes at the University of Iowa, Wisconsin University, Western Kentucky University, University of Akron, Fresno City College, University of Toledo, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Monroe Community College Whitman Center. His work exists in over 200 private, corporate and institutional collections throughout the United States, including two large wall murals at the Toledo Zoo. Neil's expressive use of color defined his unique painting style.

Neil was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dean Allen Frankenhauser. He is survived by his sons, Nels K. (Nickie) Frankenhauser, Nicholas J. (Madeline) Frankenhauser and his daughter, Heidi M. Frankenhauser, as well as seven grandchildren, Ean Wolfgang, Keagan Daniel, and Eliana Rose Frankenhauser; Nolan George, Ethan Alan, and Jillian Mae Frankenhauser and Frances Persimmon Boyd. He is also survived by the hundreds of students who were lucky enough to receive his tutelage over the course of his 51-year career.

Notes of condolence may be sent to Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Rd, St. Marys, OH 45885. A memorial art show will be announced at a future date.

Joe C. Grady

Joe C. Grady, devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 3, 2019. Joe was born in Evans, West Virginia, March 14, 1929, to Fred and Verda (Dixon) Grady and made his home in Northwest Ohio for over 70 years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. On June 28, 1952, he married the love of his life Joyce Higley in Martin Luther Lutheran Church where he was a longtime member. He worked with Sun Oil Refinery for 36 years, retiring in 1989. Joe was an avid golfer, bowler, and took great pride in his flower and vegetable gardens.

Joe is survived by his daughters, Janet (Fred) Roberts, Karen Shingledecker, and Kathy (Ron) Facer; grandchildren, Kristina (Christopher) Newman, Kelly (Jack) Braden, Billie Jo Roberts, Michael (Sarah) Shingledecker, Rebecca (Matthew) Philpott, Kimberly Facer, Jill (Dustin) Kirk, and Danny Facer; great-grandchildren, Jaelyn, Kendall, and Mason Braden, Laney and Connor Newman, Raelynn Shingledecker, and Tenley Philpott. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce; son-in-law, Steve Shingledecker; 2 brothers and a sister.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, on Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 6:00pm. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 7, 2019, at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Interment: Lake Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Martin Luther Lutheran Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Thomas Jefferson James, Jr.

A Meaningful Life

Thomas Jefferson James, Jr., was born on October 4, 1936, the second of nine children born into the union of Mary Alice Gillespie James and Thomas Jefferson James, Sr., in Starkville, Mississippi. Thomas shared a very close and special bond with both of his parents and each of his siblings throughout his entire lifetime. Thomas was affectionately known by his parents, brothers and sisters as "Jr." and to all who knew and loved him as "TJ" or "Tommy".

The Lord called Tommy peacefully home on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, where he will continue to guide and watch over us. Thomas accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Thomas received his formal education at Oktibbeha Training School Class of 1955 before moving from the South to Toledo, Ohio, in 1956 where he joined members of his immediate family, especially his maternal Grandmother, Senora Gillespie and a host of great uncles, aunts and cousins who had traveled north before him.

Toledo quickly became a second home to Tommy. He immediately joined his family's church, Friendship Baptist, where he became an active and lifelong member. Important also to Tommy was building a foundation of employment, family, and friendships that would span and last all the days of his life. Anyone who knew Tommy is aware of his strong and unshakable faith in The Lord and his deep love and commitment to family, especially his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There was nothing more important to him.

On October 7, 1961, Thomas married Patricia Florence Reece at his family's home on Lincoln Avenue in Toledo, Ohio and to their union three children were born, Felicia, Steven and Tanya. Thomas and Patricia were deliberate to raise their children with the knowledge and love of The Lord, close bonds with their grandparents and family, with attention to education and particularly to character. Throughout the years, Thomas was employed by Doehler-Jarvis where he worked construction before joining the management team of The Toledo Blade. During his tenure, Thomas was voted in as the Blade's first African American Union Steward, a position he was quite proud to serve for years. After many years in the world of print, Thomas joined his brother John's company, James Group International, along with his brother Louis and his Uncle Calvin Outlaw, in Detroit, where he worked until his illness would no longer allow. Tommy often described these as his proudest working years.

Tommy was fortunate to find love a second time around, and on November 10, 2001 he married Donna J. Moore by candlelight service at Friendship Baptist Church. Tommy and Donna would spend years together enjoying family, traveling, entertaining and an abundance of memories that will be cherished forever. Donna served as his health advocate during his extended illness and an absolute General among his many soldiers as he fought his last fight.

Tommy was a man you could always count on. He was a man of conviction and honor with the biggest heart and the best sense of humor. Tommy was a devoted husband and outstanding father and grandfather, and a hero to many. Deeply rooted in his community, Tommy served as a father to many young women and men within and outside of his family unit. Tommy always kept his word and would do whatever he could to help another human being. Tommy was a lover of sports that included both cooking to tailgating for Detroit Lions home games and attending the Super Bowl as an annual tradition with his brothers. He loved a good meal, a good cigar, a good shot of Grand Marnier, a good laugh and a great conversation; however, there was nothing in this world he loved more than the Good Lord and his family. Tommy enjoyed life to the fullest and he will be deeply, deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Tommy was preceded in death by his loving first wife, Patricia James; both parents; his brother, Clark James (Cynthia) of California, and his sister, Mary Lynn James McGee of Mississippi. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna J. Moore James; children, Felicia James of Toledo, OH, Steven James, Sr. (Dionne) of Toledo, OH, Tanya James Mayes (Raymond) of Toledo, OH; step daughter, Carla Fitzgerald of Toledo, OH; step son, Dennis Turner (Meggie) of Spokane, WA. He is also survived by his siblings, Robert W. James (Fayetteville, NC), John A. James (Sharon) of Detroit, MI, Louis E. James (Pamela) of Chicago, IL, Dolores James McCarroll of Starkville, MS, Sandra C. James of Atlanta, GA and Shirley A. James Hanshaw of Starkville, MS.

He is also survived by beloved grandchildren, Patrice James, Giovanni James, Steven James, Jr., Nicholas Talley, Randy James, Patricia Mayes, Lillian Mayes, Christian Fitzgerald, Chase Fitzgerald, Addyson Turner, Kyson Turner; six-great grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 3-7:00 p.m. at Dale-Riggs Funeral Home, 572 Nebraska Ave, Toledo, OH 43604. Funeral Services will be held Monday, October 7, 2019, at Friendship Baptist Church, Bishop Duane Tisdale, Pastor, 5301 Nebraska Ave, Toledo, OH 43615 with Wake Services at 10:00 a.m. and a traditional service at 11:00 a.m. with Interment following at the Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Mary Lou Meyer

Mary Lou Meyer, age 87, of Toledo, OH, passed away peacefully at Manor of Perrysburg on October 1, 2019. She was born to Russell and Lucille (Rober) Gardner on July 13, 1932. Mary was employed in food service by several companies.

Mary is survived by her five sons, Jeffrey (Cindi), Ricky (Marilyn), Brian (Paula), Craig, and Timothy Meyer; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, John Meyer.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH 43611. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 11 a.m. followed by interment at Forest Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special "thank you" to the staff at Manor of Perrysburg. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Please share condolences at

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October 4, 2019

Madeline Q. Burns

Madeline Q. Burns, 90, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2019. She was born October 8, 1928 in Bradner, Ohio to Maynard F. and Viola (Saunders) Forbush. Madeline graduated from Immaculate Conception School, taught by the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate in Joliet, Illinois. She attended St. Francis Academy to become a nun, and in August of 1946, she was invested with the habit and was given the name, Sister Martin Marie.

Madeline came home to work at Dresch Dental Lab, and Libbey Owens Ford, for 3 years each, until she married.

She is survived by her children, Rochelle Ann Myerholtz (Robert), Donald Paul Burns II; 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Michelle Marie Reiter.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Sunday, October 6 from 4-8 p.m. The funeral will begin in the mortuary on Monday, October 7 at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10. Entombment will be at Toledo Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Please leave a condolence message for the family at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

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Neil R. Flick

Flick, Neil R., age 85 years, of Deshler, OH, passed away October 2, 2019. Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, OH.

Janice K. Johnson

Johnson, Janice K., age 76 years, of Tontogany, OH, passed away October 2, 2019. Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, Tontogany, OH

Sophia Jane Kakissis

Sophia Jane Kakissis passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 in Athens, Greece. Sophia was born on January 23rd, 1975 in Toledo, Ohio and raised in Ottawa Hills, Ohio by Dr. Soterios and Aphrodite Kakissis. Sophia graduated from Boston University with a degree in International Relations. After graduating, she went on to work at a fiduciary company in Boston and was able to retire early to pursue her true calling as a humanitarian. Though she rarely spoke of her dedication to helping others, she gave the majority of her time, as well as her skill and compassion, as a volunteer for a broad range of charity organizations in the greater Boston area and was adored by everyone that she supported. She lived with her loving partner, John Kelly, for 12 years prior to her passing. Sophia was a connoisseur of the arts and also a talented painter herself. Her passion was painting on glass and she generously gave her creations to family and friends over the years. Throughout her life, her home away from home was Greece. Sophia treasured the blue of the Aegean and journeying at sea and visited her ancestral home every year to see family, friends and to spend time with her beloved sister, Argy. She assisted Argy a great deal, putting her keen mind and masterful command of the English language to invaluable use in service to both cultural and musical projects that live on to this day. Sophia was on the board of the non-profit "Flute of Culture," established in Santorini, Greece in 2013. The nonprofit's workshops host people from around the world, teaching them how to construct simple cane instruments from ancient Greece and learn new skills, enabling them to teach others and spread the instant joy of music. Sophia christened the project "Flutopia" and it continues in her memory. She will be remembered forever as a kind, generous and thoughtful person. Sophia is survived by her mother Aphrodite, her sister Argy, her brother-in-law Yannis, her godson Thanos and her many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Her funeral was held on September 6th, 2019 in Athens, Greece, when her life was celebrated by a host of family and friends. Sophia was laid to rest in the family plot in Athens and an olive tree was planted in her memory at Argy and Yannis' cultural center in Santorini, Greece. In her memory, contributions were made to the Jenny Karezi Cancer Foundation in Athens, Greece. Further donations can be made in her name to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Toledo, Ohio and to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts - www.dana-farber.org/gift.

Preston Alan Klopfenstein

Preston Alan Klopfenstein, age 24, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Monday evening, September 30, 2019 in his home. He was born March 16, 1995 in Kubrat, Bulgaria. Preston was a graduate of Archbold High School and was a senior at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio and majored in Theology. Preston's passions included, reading old books and the study of Theology and History. He was a huge Michigan Football fan, loved board games, checkers, and chess. He created an annual Klopfenstein Famly Pool Tournament which the entire family looked forward to competing in.

Preston attended Bible study at Lourdes University and was a member of Archbold Evangelical Church. Preston loved all animals and visiting the zoo, but especially loved his little dog, Zoe.

Survivors include, his loving parents, Mark A. and Holly B. (Hartley) Klopfenstein, of Toledo, Ohio; brother, Brandon A. Klopfenstein, of Houston, Texas; sister, Meghan Riggs, of Westerville, Ohio; grandparents, Merle and Shirley Klopfenstein, of Archbold, Ohio; aunts and uncles, Tammy and Kevin Miller, Archbold, Ohio, Kathy and Frank Sidwell, Zanesville, Ohio. Frank and Gwen Hartley, Hopkinsville, Ky. and numerous cousins. Preston is preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Patty Hartley.

Friends may call for a time of visitation with the Klopfenstein family from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 05, 2019 in the atrium of Archbold Evangelical Church, Archbold, Ohio. Funeral service and celebration of Preston's life will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 06, 2019 in the auditorium of Archbold Evangelical Church, Archbold, Ohio. Pastor Jesse Kahler will officiate. Interment will follow in Pettisville Cemetery. Funeral luncheon will be held in the church following the funeral services. Memorial contributions may be made to: Gideon's International. Online condolences may be made at: www.grisierfh.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold, Ohio

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Irene Louise Luebcke

Luebcke, Irene Louise, age 99 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away October 2, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH.

Richard James Lyons

Richard Lyons passed away September 19, 2019. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 5, 2019 at The House of Day Funeral Home, 2550 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, OH 43607. Wake will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with funeral following at 3:00 p.m

Sherry Dean Lyons McClain

Sherry McClain passed away September 19, 2019. Funeral services will be Saturday October 5, 2019 at The House of Day Funeral Home, 2550 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, OH 43607. Wake will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with funeral following at 2:00 p.m.

Lynn Marie Pfaender

Lynn Marie Pfaender, age 64, died at home Monday, September 30, 2019 after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence V. Pfaender, and is survived by her mother, Donna Coy Pfaender; twin brothers, Mike & Jim (Katrina); older sister, Amie Dennis; and younger sister, Beth Ullom (Phil). Lynn's extraordinary life and caring, adventurous nature will be celebrated by her family, friends and colleagues on Saturday, October 5 at H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, at 1020 Spring Street, with an hour at 2:30 p.m. to mingle and share memories, and a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. followed by a reception at 5:00 p.m. at STATS Brewpub, located at 300 Marietta St NW. In keeping with Lynn's philosophy and spirit, dress will be comfortable and summer casual for the service and the reception.

In lieu of flowers or cards, please consider an Honor Gift donation in Lynn's name to the Piedmont Hospital Tower Capital Campaign by visiting give.piedmont.org.

Please visit www.hmpattersonspringhill.com

Lois Porter

Lois Porter (Dixon) passed away on September 11, 2019. She was born in Saliersville, Kentucky on January 4, 1923 to Una and Tobe Dixon. She married Bower Porter on February 5, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio. He proceeded her in death in August 2013.

She leaves her family Martin and Anne Porter, Perry and Terri Porter, four grandchildren Tobey (Trisha), Seth (Lindsay), Shannon and Jessica (Panos Kourliouros) and six great grandchildren Brayden, Mayson, Rya, Charlyse, Graham and Nina. She is also survived by siblings Bob, Mike and Velma. A private family funeral is planned.

Bennett (Ben) Burge Smith

Bennett (Ben) Burge Smith, 64, of Columbus, OH passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the Ross Heart Hospital.

Ben leaves his son Brian and his wife Brooke of Columbus, OH; daughter Erin and her husband Sean of Chicago, IL; his three grandchildren, Hadley, Hudson and Jackson; his former wife Kathy; mother Belva, siblings Doug (Linda), Kent, Christine (Dave Koch) and Dianne (Robert Brown), nieces and nephews, and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Burge Smith.

Ben's love for his family was immense and obvious to those who knew him. He was a coach, league commissioner, Boy Scout leader, and the biggest fan of his kids. That love grew even stronger with his grandchildren. Hershey kisses are now called Grandpa kisses because his favorite tradition was to sneak his grandchildren the candy while their parents were not looking.

Ben was a passionate sports fan and historian. He loved the Buckeyes and all Cleveland teams. While he never witnessed a championship from his beloved Browns or Indians (so close so many times), the Cavs and Buckeyes gave him a few over the years. Ben also loved card games, especially euchre, playing in many Euchre Clubs in Central Ohio.

Ben was a lifelong blood donor, his blood being especially beneficial to premature babies. Ben passed on September 29th, National Heart Day, a day that asks us all to make a pledge to ourselves and families to strive for heart healthiness. His family asks that you honor Ben's memory by being a regular blood donor or by making a contribution to the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

A Celebration of Life event will be planned for a future date.

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David V. Spitler

David V. Spitler, age 58, died on August 18, 2019, in Kingshill, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. He was born in Toledo on November 27, 1960, to Clement and Mary (Roseborough) Spitler. David was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Linda; daughter Kristy Spitler; son Rob (Dani) Madden; sisters Kathleen (Bill) Manley, Mary (Ralph) Matzinger; brother Charles Spitler; nephew Ian; nieces Margaret, Elizabeth, and Carolyn. Services will be on Saturday, November 23, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2770 W. Central. Visitation at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew's or Toledo Animal Rescue. Condolences for the family can be left on www.reebfuneralhome.com

Bernadette A. Toney

Toney, Bernadette A., age 81 years, of Jerry City, OH, passed away October 2, 2019. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, Bowling Green, OH.

Scott Wagemaker

Scott Wagemaker of Liberty Center, OH, passed at 57 years on Sept. 4. “I never met anyone that didn’t love Scott.” A loyal family man married 35 years, fisherman, sports fan, animal lover, and long time employee at Lubrizol in BG (Chemron/Lonza). His wife and best friend Letty Lee (Denton) Wagemaker, OH, Catherine (Clingerman) Wynkoop, SC, Chris Clingerman Jr., OH, Chris Owens, NV, Brandon Clingerman, OH, Kelsy Owens, Parents Gerald F. and Sonja (Rowell) Wagemaker, MI, brother Dana Wagemaker, MI, Heather Wagemaker and Jacob Wagemaker. He was preceded by beloved grandparents Harold F. and June A. (Cornelius) Wagemaker.

In lieu of flowers donate to Wood County Humane Society needed items or funds. Join, share Facebook group: Friend’s of Scott A. Wagemaker. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Wood County Fairgrounds in the Foundation Building

Myrtle Lucy Warren

Warren, Myrtle Lucy, age 86 years, of Milan, MI, passed away October 1, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Dundee, MI.

Reid A. Werner

Reid A. Werner, 75, as even-handed with errant motorists as with criminal suspects and citizens in distress during 27 years as a Toledo police officer, died Tuesday at Regency Hospital, Sylvania.

He'd suffered acute respiratory distress, daughter Carrie Christopher said.

He worked briefly at Jeep and then as a Toledo Edison lineman after Army service in Germany before joining the Toledo police force.

"He loved people," his daughter said. "He had the gift of gab. He was a fair, honest man. He got together with his buddies and applied together and that was that."

As he patrolled West Toledo, where he lived, he kept a close eye on his daughter.

"He kept me out of trouble," she said. She recalled riding with him on "take your daughter to work" day.

"He pulled over people for speeding violations. He never gave a ticket. He got to know them and said 'What's your hurry,' and that was it," his daughter said. Years later they'd be out for breakfast when a patron approached and said, "'I remember you arrested me, but you were a very fair person,'" his daughter said. "I was amazed that people he arrested would say you're a stand-up guy and be kind to him."

Don Collins, a retired Toledo officer, said: "He was pretty straight with everybody." Another comrade, Rick Pierce, said: "He was one of the best police officers I ever met, his attention to detail. He was fair with everybody, even the real bad guys."

Mr. Werner retired in April, 2000. As a parting gesture, he and Sgt. Don Clark tossed their shoes on top of the northwest district police station on West Sylvania Avenue, Blade columnist Mike Tressler reported. The pair had graduated together in 1973 from the police academy and retired together.

They shared another experience one afternoon in July, 1998.

Officer Werner pulled over a pickup truck on Sylvania near Lewis Avenue with bottles spilling from its bed and breaking on pavement. The driver didn't have a license and gave a false name. The officer asked the man to step out of the truck. The man instead drove westbound on Sylvania. Officer Werner called for backup and followed.

The pickup pulled into a residential area. A passenger jumped out and ran. The driver turned a corner and stopped in the middle of a street. Officer Werner pulled his squad car up to the pickup, and the driver opened his door and pointed a rifle at the officer.

Just then, Sergeant Clark got there. Both officers drew their guns and asked the driver to lower the rifle. He did not, and they fired - Officer Werner once; Sergeant Clark several times. The man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Afterward Mr. Werner "decided he wanted to retire and be with his family. That was the closest call he ever had," his daughter said. For his role in disabling the gunman, Sergeant Clark received a Toledo police award for bravery.

Another call the next year also prompted Mr. Werner to take stock. He was first on the scene at an attempted suicide - the would-be victim an 8-year-old girl who said nobody loved her - not her mother, not her scarcely there father. The home appeared neat and clean, the girl and her siblings well cared for. He was taken aback by the girl's matter-of-fact manner.

He called Lucas County Children Services and the mental health agency, Rescue Crisis.

He told Blade columnist Roberta de Boer: "I loved my job when I came on [but] it's made me a very coarse individual, emotionally... And this is just one of the reasons why. You see this kind of stuff, and it just shouldn't be ... [I] don't like when I go to scenes that should shock me but don't anymore."

Was he shocked by the incident, though? "Oh of course," he told Ms. de Boer.

He was born Oct. 22, 1943, to Charlotte and William Werner, grew up in North Toledo, and was a graduate of Macomber Vocational High School.

His wife, Nancy, was known for tole, a type of painting, and other crafts. He carved the wood that she painted. They sold her creations at crafts shows around northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

"They were quite the team," their daughter said.

After his wife died, he and neighbor Dori Hanely, whose spouse also died, became companions. He called her his "lady friend," his daughter said. The pair liked to visit Hollywood Casino Toledo and spend evenings on the Maumee River aboard a pontoon boat.

He and the former Nancy Neff married May 10, 1965. She died April 7, 2006.

Surviving are his daughter, Carrie Christopher, and sister, Debbie Straugham.

Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday in Newcomer-Northwest Chapel, where the family will receive guests after 10 a.m. The family suggests tributes to the Toledo-Lucas County Police Athletic League.

 

October 3, 2019

Jacquline K. “Jackie” Burbach

Burbach, Jacqueline K. “Jackie”, age 45 years, of Genoa, OH, passed away September 24, 2019. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Genoa, OH. As published in The Blade

William Edward Ensley

Ensley, William Edward, age 66 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 26, 2019. House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

John Ellis Fisher Sr.

John Ellis Fisher Sr., "Junior" as he was affectionately called by family, of Erie, MI, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at ProMedica Ebeid Hospice. Dad suffered a massive stroke on Monday, September 23. Dad was born in West, MS on June 13, 1935 to John Wesley Fisher and Catherine Ellis Fisher. He accepted Christ at a young age. Dad was a true Entrepreneur. Early on in Toledo, OH he owned and operated his own auto body shop. He did this for many years. Around 1968 he bought lakefront property in Erie, MI and moved his business there. At some point over the next decade he decided to diversify into the boating industry, purchasing and selling new and used boats and boat parts, as well as docking boats. His business was known as "John Fisher's Marina" in Erie, MI. "Dad was a legend in the boating community". Dad had a full life where he enjoyed traveling, boating, fishing, and playing cards. But, more than anything, he loved good food. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Dad was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 49 years, Deborah Fisher; sisters, Maggie Thornton and Rosine Archie; brother, Calvin Wilkins; granddaughter, Dawon Fisher; and great-granddaughter, Dalon Fisher. He leaves to cherish his memory daughters, Madeira Fisher Charles (Wayne), Cathy Cunningham, Johnenia Brewer (Dwayne), and his only son, John Fisher Jr. (Jennifer); sister, Earlene McKnight; brothers, Willie E. Fisher (Annie), Walter A. Fisher (Charlotte), both of West, MS, and Ervin Larry; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; godchildren, Bianca Richardson and Jay Hobbs; special friends, Terry, Kiel, Travis, Daryck, Dustin, Thayer, and Lester; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Services will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at St. John's Church of God in Christ, 2127 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH 43613. Family Hour 2-3 p.m., Funeral Service following at 3 p.m., Pastor Johnny Hobbs Jr. officiating. Dad's final resting place will be Martin Grove Cemetery, Carroll County, MS.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., Toledo, OH 43612, 419-476-9176. Please sign and view the guestbook at

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Joyce M. Lowe

Joyce M. Lowe of Norton, Ohio, 77, died August 29, 2019 in Toledo, OH. Joyce was born on Sept. 9, 1941 in Akron OH. She was always active often driving around visiting friends and family and sometimes bringing her pets with her.

She is survived by four children; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; 2 cats and 2 dogs.

A celebration of her life is being held at Western Reserve Christian Church 516 W. Streetsboro St. Hudson, OH 44236 on Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the church listed above. Condolences may be sent to Mark Lowe 3605 Chase Hills Dr. Laurel, MD 20724

Robert J. Marcinek

Robert J. Marcinek, 84, of Oak Harbor, Ohio, passed away on September 30, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 15, 1934, in Rossford, Ohio, to Bea and Henry Marcinek. Bob graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1952 and enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve as a paratrooper from 1952-54 during the Korean War. Bob received his certificate of Industrial Education from the University of Toledo. He retired in 1989 as a mechanical engineer having worked at G.M., Dana, Chrysler, Hunger Hydrolics and E&C Manufacturing. Bob was a pilot and scuba diver, a member of the Harley Davidson motorcycle group and the NRA. He had also volunteered at the Rossford Marina.

Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Faith; his grandson, Damien Robert Marcinek and brother, Rev. Henry J. Marcinek. Surviving are his children, Daniel (Catherine) Marcinek, David (Cheryl) Marcinek, Dean (Teresia Ragland) Marcinek, Dennis (Cindi) Marcinek and Amy (Dev) Sangvai; 13 grandchildren; two great grandchildren, and cousin Kathy (Jim) Miller.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 4, 2019, at All Saints Catholic Church, 628 Lime City Rd. in Rossford, where the family will greet visitors beginning at 10 a.m. in the church Narthex; Rev. Anthony Recker, officiating. A private interment will be held at Willow Cemetery. The family requests that those wishing to make a contribution in Bob's memory to please consider All Saints Catholic Church or Helping Hands of St. Louis, 443 6th St., Toledo, OH 43605. Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory of Oak Harbor has assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Richard "Dick" D. Mourlam

Richard Dean "Dick" Mourlam, 88 of Monroe, MI went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 1, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born July 22, 1931 in Woolstock, Iowa, he was the son of George and Mayme (Peck) Mourlam. He married Joanne M. Hubaker on August 26, 1952.

Dick began his career as a pastor, with churches in New Castle and Andersonville, Indiana, while also teaching school in Laurel, Indiana. After moving to Ohio, he was employed with Maumee City Schools for over 30 years. He held various administrative roles and retired in 1993 as the Assistant to the Superintendent.

Dick was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and served as both deacon and Sunday school teacher. He will be greatly missed by his family and grandchildren, who went to him for wisdom and spiritual counseling.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Joanne M. Mourlam and children, Gretchen Feller, Janelle (Donald) Canard, and Rick (Cherie) Mourlam; grandchildren, Jeremy (Michele) Anderson, Jennifer (Darren) Black, Emily (Tadek) Stadniczuk, Christopher Canard, Matthew (Kristine) Mourlam, Daniel, Joshua, Makenzie and Miles Mourlam; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, JoAnne Masters and Lois Batterton. He is preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Bradley Donald Canard and sister, Sharon Horney.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 7th at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio.

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Karen Roy Murray

Roy Murray, Karen, age 52 years, of Dublin, OH, passed away September 30, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

James R. Perry

James "Jim" R. Perry, 62, of Port Clinton, passed away Monday September 30, 2019, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital after a strong battle with cancer. Born on November 29, 1956, to Grace (Jones) Perry in Toledo, Jim attended and graduated from Waite High School in 1974. After serving in the United States Navy, Jim worked for the U.S. Postal Service until retirement. He found his passion in personal and business insurance sales and founded Ace Insurance Agency in 1984, with offices in Sandusky and Sylvania. On March 6, 1993, Jim married Rebecca Schroeder of Ottawa Hills at the Gesu Catholic Parish.

In addition to his passion for his family, Jim enjoyed the thrills of scouting, fishing, horse racing, and traveling. Most of every weekend was spent doing one of those activities with his loved ones. He was also an active community member with both his business and his family in activities with the Erie County Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include Jim's wife of 26 years, Rebecca (Schroeder) Perry, of Port Clinton; sons, William and Jonathan Perry, both of Port Clinton, and son Justin Sibbersen of Toledo; mother, Grace (Louis) Perry of Toledo; brothers, Joe (Tamara) Perry of Oregon, and Butch (Julie) Perry of Green Springs, Ohio; sister in-law, Kathy (George) Roth of Missoula, Montana; his Navy comrade and friend, Andrew Warwick; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and many close friends.

It was Jim's wish to be cremated and friends and family are invited to attend at Celebration of Life Memorial Mass on November 8th, 2019, at 12:00 p.m at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4100 Harvest Lane in Toledo.

In lieu of flowers, the Perry family asks those who wish to donate to do so to the American Heart Association of Lucas County in Jim's memory at 4331 Keystone Dr D, Maumee, OH 43537.

Lynn Marie Pfaender

Lynn Marie Pfaender, age 64, died at home Monday, September 30, 2019 after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence V. Pfaender, and is survived by her mother, Donna Coy Pfaender; twin brothers, Mike & Jim (Katrina); older sister, Amie Dennis; and younger sister, Beth Ullom (Phil). Lynn's extraordinary life and caring, adventurous nature will be celebrated by her family, friends and colleagues on Saturday, October 5 at H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, at 1020 Spring Street, with an hour at 2:30 p.m. to mingle and share memories, and a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. followed by a reception at 5:00 p.m. at STATS Brewpub, located at 300 Marietta St NW. In keeping with Lynn's philosophy and spirit, dress will be comfortable and summer casual for the service and the reception.

In lieu of flowers or cards, please consider an Honor Gift donation in Lynn's name to the Piedmont Hospital Tower Capital Campaign by visiting give.piedmont.org.

Please visit www.hmpattersonspringhill.com

Frank J. Porkorny

Porkorny, Frank J., age 102 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 30, 2019. Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Beatrice Shalhoup Rooney

Beatrice Shalhoup Rooney passed away peacefully on October 2, 2019 at the Elizabeth Scott Care Center. Bea was born August 31, 1919 to Sadie and Michael Shalhoup. She graduated from Woodward High School. After graduation she worked at the Owens Brush Company, the Schmidt Meat Packing Company and retired from the Water Division of the City of Toledo.

In 1975, she married James Rooney (desc.). Bea has been the Matriarch of the family for the last eighteen years.

Bea was an active member of St. George Orthodox Cathedral, where she held many positions in the Ladies Benevolent Society. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at the Cathedral.

Bea was preceded in death by her brother, Alfred Shalhoup; sisters, Louise Murray, Odema Bassett, Jenna Robinson, and Dorothy Worden; nieces, Gail Meinzer and Molly Meyer; and nephews, Michael and Gregory Shalhoup. She is survived by nieces, Sandra Robinson, Andrea Bassett, Sherry (Carl) Szkudlerek, Kathleen (Patrick) Bassett Hughes, Laurie Sarvo, Donna Adams, Beverly Freeman, and Shelley Jackson; nephew, Alfred Shalhoup; and many great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at St. George Cathedral, 3754 Woodley Rd., Toledo, Ohio on Thursday, October 3, from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. where Trisagion prayers will begin at 7:00 p.m. Additional visitation will be at St. George Cathedral from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 4th. The burial will be private at Forest Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to St. George Orthodox Cathedral or to a charity of the donor's choice.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Shirley Abdo, for her love and devotion to Aunt Bea these past three years, and also to the nurses and staff of the Elizabeth Scott Community Living Center for their loving care of Aunt Bea.

Coyle Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Burt Rose

9/17/1931 - 10/1/2019

Burt Rose died peacefully at his residence at Charter Senior Living in Sylvania on Tuesday morning, October 1, 2019. His was a remarkable life.

Born in Chicago, Illinois on September 17, 1931 to Manny and Gertrude Rose, Burt enjoyed an active childhood, playing sports and attending summer camp in up-state Wisconsin through high school. During this time, his family lived in a small apartment in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.

After high school, Burt joined the U.S. Army and served nearly 2 years in Germany – his corps having responsibility for guarding the German/Russian front.

Upon his honorable discharge from the Army in 1955, Burt sold baby photos in the Chicago suburbs, including Des Plaines, Illinois, where was located the first McDonald's restaurant operated by founder Ray Kroc. Upon vising the restaurant, Burt met Mr. Kroc, who hired him. Burt would then, with his partner, Jerry Isan (also a classmate of Burt's), obtain the franchise rights for the Toledo, Ohio market, where they moved in the late 1950s. Burt and Jerry would ultimately own or have interests in over 30 McDonald's restaurants in Ohio, New York, and Florida. In the late 1960s, Burt was honored as the McDonald's "Operator of the Year". In order to supply the restaurants, Burt and Jerry formed M&M Restaurant Supply which was later sold to Keystone Foods.

After selling their McDonald's restaurants in the 1970s, Burt and Jerry developed commercial real estate in northwest Ohio, mostly along the Monroe Street corridor west of Talmadge Avenue. They also developed bowling centers – starting with Southwyck Lanes in Toledo and, ultimately, 10 additional centers in Florida, Louisiana and Texas.

Burt was a people person – and his favorite venture was the Original Pancake House which he opened in 1974 on Central Avenue (he opened 2 additional locations which later closed) in the Westgate area. Burt enjoyed meeting and serving the customers – he knew most of them by name. Even years after he sold the restaurant in the early 1990s, customers would take time to talk to him when he patronized the restaurant.

When not following his beloved Chicago sports teams, Burt played golf regularly, most often with the same foursome for over 40 years, first at what was Sunnydale Golf Club (later Tamaron), then Glengarry, and then Sylvania Country Club.

In addition to his own recreation, Burt devoted considerable time and money to local charitable causes – most significantly Camp Courageous, the Toledo Jewish Community Center, and serving on the board of trustees of the St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation. For many years in the 1960s and 1970s, Burt was a "big brother" in the "Big Brothers" organization in Toledo, sharing his time and family with children who may not have been blessed with the same family surroundings. Burt was a founding sponsor of the Jamie Farr tournament.

Burt loved his family, and was so proud of all of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed going to their events – especially their sporting events. He often would stand at the gate (much as he did at the entrances to his restaurants) and greet each spectator at the door being sure to inform them which of the student athletes participating were his child or grandchild. When events were televised on BCSN, Burt would introduce himself to the game announcers – again, being sure they knew which players were his grandchildren.M

Burt left every event and gathering he attended with the attendees smiling and having a great story to tell – often involving Burt. He left us similarly Tuesday morning.

Surviving are his children, Mark (Barb), Joan, Lauren (Eddie), and Jason; grandchildren, Skylar, Jordan, Julian, Taylor and Paige; his sister, Corrine; former wife, Gayle Manton and countless friends including, Mike Liber, Rollie Romanoff, Jim Rose, Jerry Isan and Jerry Levy.

Funeral services will be held this Friday October 4, 2019 at 11AM at Temple Shomer Emunim, 6453 West Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH 43560, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Toledo or the donor's favorite charity.

www.wickfh.com

Ralph Roy Roshong

Jan. 14, 1937 - Oct. 1, 2019

Ralph Roy Roshong, 82, of Sandusky, passed away Tuesday morning, October 1, 2019 at his residence. Ralph was born on January 14, 1937 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Ralph and Frances (Bowes) Roshong.

Ralph graduated from Macomber High School and received his Bachelor's of Education and Master's of Administration from the University of Toledo. He served 8 years in the USMC Reserves and the Ohio Air National Guard from which he was activated for one year during the Berlin Crisis in 1961. He then taught math and science at Macomber High School, where he also coached football, became Principal at Wauseon City Schools for 13 years and then Superintendent of both, Hillsdale School District for 6 years and Perkins Local School District for 6 years. After retirement he worked Port Clinton Schools as Business Manager for 8 years and at Kelleys Island School as Principal/Superintendent for 5 years. During this time he was highly active in community affairs in the Service Clubs and serving on community committees, the NASA committee on deactivation of their nuclear reactor, the Perkins Zoning Variance Board, the SOS policy committee, the CROSSWAEH Community Based Correctional Facility Board.

Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Lynda (Price) Roshong; 2 sons, Ryan (Julia) Roshong of Dayton, OH and Russell (Alicia) Roshong of Huron, OH; 9 grandchildren, Karlie, Riley, Kyle, Kaylin, Rowan, Kassidy, Kennedy, Hayden and Ridge; and 1 brother, Larry Severance of Maumee, OH.

In addition to his parents, Ralph is preceded in death by his sister, Deborah (Severance) Cappelletty and brother, Ronald Roshong.

Friends and family may visit on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 12 pm until the time of memorial service at 2 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870. Pastor Rob Smith will be presiding. Burial will take place at a later date in Ottawa Hills Cemetery in Toledo, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Care Center, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.

Condolences may be shared online at www.grofffuneralhomes.com.

Margaret Louise Stack

Margaret Louise Stack, 69, of Swanton, OH passed away unexpectedly at her home with her family by her side.

She was born on April 15, 1950 in Mousie, KY to Daniel and Ogie (Smith) Moore and she married Robert C. "Bob" Stack. Together they raised 2 children, Brian and Dawn.

Friends will be received on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Neville-Shank Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland, OH 43528 (419-865-8879). Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, October 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Grand Rapids, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences can be shared at

www.neville-funeral.com

Lillian Tomes

Lillian "Ann" Kathyrn Tomes, 92, of Valrico, Florida, and formerly of Maumee, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Pacifica Senior Living at Sun City Center, Florida. She was born on May 25, 1927 to John and Katrina (Nemecek) Jiskra. Lillian married John P. Tomes on January 18, 1947 in Toledo; he preceded her in death in 1999.

Ann worked at the former Seaway Foodtown in the Accounting Department. She enjoyed working with her loving sister, Rose Samu, in her early senior years as hostesses at Chris Berman's Supper Club.

Surviving are her children, Kathleen A. (David) Sickles, of Perrysburg, Carol J. (Richard) Fannin, of Plantation, Florida; Robert J. Tomes of Valrico, Florida; and Jonathan A. (Dana) Tomes, of Toledo; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Ann was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; her sisters, Patricia Miklosko and Rose Samu; brother, John Jiskra and her daughter-in-law, Sandra (Robert) Tomes.

Friends will be received at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 701 N. Main Street, Walbridge, Ohio, 419-666-3121 from 4 to 8pm, Friday, October 4, 2019 where funeral services will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:00pm with Pastor Andrew Edwards of Northwest Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lake Township Cemetery. Special memories and condolences may be shared by visiting www.witzlershankfh.com

www.witzlershank.com

Norma Jean Tully

Norma Jean Tully, 81, of Toledo, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at St. Charles Medical Center in Oregon. She was born January 4, 1938 to John Edwin and Mildred Iona (Welch) Luce in Harborview, Ohio. Norma worked at Foodtown for many years prior to her retirement.

She is survived by her loving husband, James Lewis Tully, Jr.; children, John (Rose) Tully and Connie Tully-Lajzer; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Shirley Large. Norma is preceded in death by her sister, Joyce (John) Chovan; and brother-in-law, Larry Large.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Friday, October 4, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 11 in the funeral home on Saturday. Burial will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at St. Charles Medical Center for their care and support.

www.freckchapel.com

Nicholas Robert "Nick" Vanetta

Nicholas Robert "Nick" Vanetta, age 27, of Toledo, passed away September 27, 2019. Nick was born September 14, 1992 in Toledo to William and Joanne (Kwiatkowski) Vanetta.

Nick has always had a love for bikes. BMX and dirt bike racing was a lifelong passion. He had made lasting friendships through his riding. Nick's newest passion was being a great father. He was employed with the Carpenters Union 351, proud to be working toward his family's future. Nick always had a joke to tell and made friends wherever he went.

Nick leaves behind the love of his life, Aliza Skiver and their daughter, Adalynn; his mother, Joanne Vanetta; father, William Vanetta; sister, Michelle (Adam) Jaworski and his nieces Kylie, Brenna and Abigail.

The family will receive guests Friday, October 4, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Road. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with a Celebration of Life starting at 11:00 a.m.

Nick wanted nothing more than to be a great father and to provide for his family. A Trust Fund has been established for Adalynn and his second daughter expected in December. We ask that in lieu of flowers you consider a Memorial Contribution to the family to help in funding the Trust.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Reid A. Werner

Reid A. Werner, 75, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. He was born in Toledo, Ohio and was a graduate of Macomber High School. Reid served in the United States Army after graduation and married his wife, Nancy (Neff) Werner prior to being stationed in Germany. After completing his service, he began his career with the Toledo Police Department in 1973, retiring in 2000.

He is survived by his daughter, Carrie (Walter) Christopher; sister, Debbie Straughham; brother-in-law, Dennis (Denise) Neff; sisters-in-law, Joanne (Jim) Goad, Jenny Hurley, Cheryl Werner and longtime companion & ladyfriend, Dori Hanely and her family. Reid was preceded in death by his parents, William Werner and Charlotte; wife, Nancy; brother, Bob; sister, Judy; in-laws, Raymond and June Neff and sister-in-law, Bonnie Curry.

The family will receive guests on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with his Funeral Service starting at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Police PAL Program which supports community youth activities. Please make checks payable to: Toledo Lucas County Police Athletic League and mail to 525 N. Erie St., Toledo, OH 43604.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

October 2, 2019

Roscoe Richard Betz Jr.

Roscoe Richard Betz, Jr., age 89, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Swanton Valley Health Center from complications of Alzheimer's. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 8, 1930 to the late Roscoe Richard, Sr. and Frances (Von Oven) Betz. The family moved to Perrysburg, Ohio and he attended Maumee Valley Country Day School for eight years. He went on to graduate from Maumee High School where he played football and baseball. After graduating from Maumee, he attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio graduating with a degree in business. While at Miami he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity and belonged to ROTC serving in the Naval Reserve.

After graduation he began his work with a finance company then moved on as a salesman with Proctor and Gamble. He went back into the finance world and spent six months in New York training to be a financial advisor. He began his career with the firm of Bell and Beckwith where he became a partner. After the firm closed, he worked with several other firms and eventually retiring from Wells Fargo.

Roscoe was a big fan of the Miami Red Hawks and Detroit Tigers and attended many of their games. He also loved to hunt and fish and made many trips Canada with his sons and friends. An active duck hunter, he spent many cold mornings on the Maumee River duck hunting.

Roscoe married Beverly Baker on February 19, 1955. They celebrated 64 memorable years of marriage together. They moved to Swanton where they raised their family of four.

Roscoe was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He served 4 years on the Swanton Village Council. He was a member of Valleywood Golf Club where he served on the board, including 2 years as president. He and his wife and children enjoyed many years on the golf course. He was a member of the Swanton Boosters attending many high school football and basketball games. He also coached little league baseball for several years.

Roscoe is survived by his beloved wife, Beverly; his brother, Fritz (Joann) Betz of Phoenix, AZ; sons, Jeff (Barb) Betz, Todd (Tina) Betz and Greg (Amy) Betz; daughter, Kelly (Steve) Bardwell; 8 grandchildren, Aaron, Alex, Sam, Bradley and Nicole Betz, Brittany (Dusty) Dickerson, Brett (Renee) Bardwell and Curt Bardwell; and 2 great-grandchildren, Noah and Ella Dickerson.

Friends and family may visit Friday, October 4th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 5th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Perry officiating. Interment will follow at East Swanton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of the donor's choice.

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

Mary Ann "Skip" Clark

Mary Ann (DeShetler) Clark, age 72, of Moline and formerly of Toledo passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Mary Ann was a 1964 graduate of Waite High School where she was the lead majorette and led the marching band on the field at every home game. She also twirled with the Marilynettes and marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. Mary Ann married the love of her life, Donald, in 1966, together they loved to travel to Las Vegas and other casinos and most recently to Jamaica. She worked for Lane Drug Company and Western Southern Life. Mary Ann was instrumental in the opening of Freck Funeral Chapel and owned Bud's Corner Bar in Perrysburg for a time. Most recently, Mary Ann was a coordinator for Make-A-Wish, working to grant wishes to patients. She bowled for many years at Toledo Sports Center and Expressway Lanes and enjoyed scrapbooking. Most of all, Mary Ann loved her grandchildren and attending school activities. Her house was always known to be open to the neighborhood kids.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 53 years, Donald; sons, Michael (JoAnne) and Donald "Bud" (Jenna); grandchildren, Savannah, Gabriel, Daniel, Donald, Nakota and Alexsandra; sister, Patricia (Jerry) Crumly; and nieces and nephews, as well as many close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Betty and Bud DeShetler.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. where the funeral will be held Monday at 1p.m. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to Calvin United Church of Christ .

www.freckchapel.com

Robert Thomas Cox

Cox, Robert Thomas, age 76 years, of Delta, OH, passed away September 30, 2019. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

Eric L. Edwards, Sr.

Edwards, Sr., Eric L., age 53 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away September 13, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Beth Essex

Beth Essex, 72, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 29, at Ebeid Hospice.

She was born September 2, 1947 to Thomas and Marion (Ness) Essex. She is survived by children, Jesse Levi Rowe of Sidney, Australia, and Christine Rakay of Lindsey, Ohio; siblings, Linda (Jim) Thibert, Cheryl (Tom) Ward, and Michelle (John) Newton; and two grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings Patrick Essex, Thomas Essex, and Jane Womack.

Beth was known throughout the community and befriended many with whom she came in contact. She paved her own ecumenical trail building friendships with staff and members of churches of many faiths in the Toledo area. She was known for getting around town most recently in her white van serving as her home, and previously on her bicycle.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, October 4, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4100 Harvest Lane, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, or the Toledo Area Humane Society. Arrangements by the Urbanski Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio 419-475-5055.

www.urbanskifuneralhome.com

John Gilmer

Gilmer, John, age 52 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 24, 2019. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary Alice Haldeman

Haldeman, Mary Alice, age 73 years, of Riverview, FL, passed away August 15, 2019. Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary Jane "MJ" Hayward

Mary Jane "MJ" Hayward died unexpectedly on September 27, 2019, aged 65.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Donald, children Robert (Abbey) and Emily (Tom) and her two beloved sisters-in-law Sally and Sue, and their husbands Lou and Tom, and nephews and nieces, and grand-nephews and grand-nieces (although she wasn't sure that was a thing). She had many friends.

Mary Jane was born near Dayton, Ohio, to parents Robert and Doris Baker, who were members of the Experimental Aircraft Association along with her uncle. Growing up, she attended air races around the country and gatherings at Oshkosh. As a teenager, Mary Jane was mostly relegated to polishing the aluminum on the aircraft. Later in life, she did not like to polish anything, for some reason.

MJ received her degree in nursing from Ohio University and the University of Toledo; she worked for many years as a medical assistant for private practice and at Riverside Hospital in Toledo. She spent full time with her children as they grew up in Waterville, Ohio and Florence, South Carolina. When living in the country near Waterville, MJ (pregnant with Robert), was known to take a long bamboo pole and chase the neighbor's pig out of her garden. While volunteering for the Toledo Humane Society, she became good friends with five women who were all named Mary. They called the place where they worked Mary Mart.

Mary Jane once saw an entire family of foxes cross her best friend's Lori's yard; the female, three kits, and followed later by the male who had a duck in his mouth. A true lover of nature, Mary Jane said this was one of the most touching and wonderful scenes she had ever witnessed.

MJ loved her family more than anything. Despite liking neither coconut nor licorice, she never had a bad word to say about anybody or anything. Everyone who knew MJ loved her. MJ celebrated her 65th birthday on September 10th by spending all day trying to figure out Medicare, using the easy-to-follow instructions. Then we went out to dinner. Mary Jane had taco salad.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial visitation for Mary Jane on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd., Waterville, OH. The family will laugh about her obsession with being at least an hour early to any and every event, when she once bought sugar-free root beer by mistake, taking almost a year to drink it all, about the time she took the helm of our sailboat and complained that she couldn't see because the sails were in the way, and the way she always took the hand of anyone nearby when walking – not because she was being overtly friendly, but because she didn't want anyone to know that she had Multiple Sclerosis.

We will always know you, Mary Jane – you have joined the stars and are with us always, wherever we look. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Toledo Humane Society (https://www.toledohumane.org/), or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (https://www.nationalmssociety.org/). To leave an online memory please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Christine Lynne "Chris" Hubbell

Christine Lynne "Chris" Hubbell, passed away unexpectedly on September 28, 2019. She was born February 9, 1965 in Toledo to Laurel & Patricia (Homoney) Hubbell. Chris acquired countless lifelong friends from her many years living in the Polish Village, where she attended grade school and high school, graduating from Woodward in 1983. She was always the life of the party with her infectious laugh, vibrant personality, colorful sense of humor, and ability to make friends wherever she went. Chris enjoyed Harley rides, the Bengals and feeding every stray animal that crossed her path. She was sassy and blunt but had an enormous heart. More than anything, she loved her daughters and was excitedly awaiting the birth of her first grandchild. Her loss is immeasurable to those who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Lauren Rybka, Karen Futey and Kathleen Harris. Chris is survived by her daughters, Samantha Hubbell and Alexandrea (Nick) Duszynski; brother, Paul; sisters, Darlene (Gordon) Parent and Cynthia Busch; numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends.

The family will receive guests on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 1 – 7:00 p.m. at Newcomer – Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900). Private Burial Services will take place at a later date.

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

Steven W. Kahle

Steven Wesley Kahle, age 55, died on Sunday September 29, 2019 at his home in Maumee, Ohio. The fifth of six children (Chuck, Tom, Sue, David, and Sarah) he was born in Lawrence, KS to Rosemary and Charles Kahle who preceded him in death. Steve is survived by his loving daughter and best friend Hannah. Steve spent his youth in Bowling Green and Perrysburg, Ohio enjoying time with friends and family. Attending Perrysburg High School he subsequently graduated with a BSc in criminal justice from Bowling Green State University.

Steve enjoyed working as coroner investigator for the Lucas County Coroner's Office for 26 years. The entire Kahle family extends its deepfelt thanks to everyone at the coroner's office and all the police officers who embraced Steve throughout his career. His compassion and professionalism were often noted in this challenging job by those who worked closely with him. He always felt it was his responsibility to treat those who had lost a voice with respect and dignity.

He loved his family and cared deeply about people. His love for riding his motorcycle, small animals, beautiful flowers, classical music, and fishing brought him joy throughout his life. One of his great pleasures was to take his motorcycle with his closest friends to the Maumee River to fish and relax. Steve you are loved and missed greatly by all who knew you.

All friends and family are welcome to a Catholic Mass to be held at Saint Rose Parish, 215 E Front St., Perrysburg, OH at 10:30 AM on Thursday, October 3, 2019 followed by a reception.

Donations can be made to the Toledo Police Foundation, 525 N. Erie St., Toledo, OH 43604 (toledopolicefoundation.org) Arrangements by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Charles M. Lake

Lake, Charles M., age 26 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 25, 2019. The House of Day Funeral Service. As published in The Blade

Marian June (LaCourse) Lenahan

Marian J. Lenahan, 96, of Toledo, Ohio passed peacefully on September 28, 2019 at Otterbein in Perrysburg, OH.

Marian was born January 28, 1923 to George and Louise LaCourse in Bono, OH. Marian was the eleventh of twelve children. She attended Jerusalem Township High school. She married Wendell James Lenahan on April 19, 1941, they were married for 72 years until Jim's passing November 6, 2013. Marian was a lifetime member of the Women's Auxiliary 2510.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Suzanne; and her siblings.

She is survived by her youngest sister, Polly King of Florida; son, Joseph Lenahan of Fruita, Colorado; daughter Linda of Rossford, OH; 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 5 pm - 7pm at Hoeflinger-Shank Funeral Home (419-691-6768), 3500 Navarre Ave, Oregon, OH. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lake Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Online condolences may be made at www.hoeflingerfuneralhome.com

Jonathan Robert Lewis

Jonathan Robert Lewis, age 74, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away Saturday morning, September 28, 2019 at Swanton Valley Care Center. He was born June 3, 1945 the eldest of four sons to Robert H. and Jeannette R. Lewis. A lifelong resident of Perrysburg, Jon graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1963. He obtained his B.S. in Industrial Education, with a minor in physics from the University of Wisconsin. He also obtained a major A.A.S. Jig-Fixtures Design and Die at Ferris State University in Michigan, as well as an AutoCad degree from Owens Community College. Jon worked as a Tooling Engineer Designer Draftsman for several major corporations in the Toledo and surrounding area.

In his free time, Jon was an avid railroad enthusiast and collector. He was also an expert photographer. Jon had his own darkroom where he developed his own photos before switching over to a digital camera. He loved walking across the bridge to Sidecut Metropark in the early morning hours to photograph wildlife. Jon was also an expert at woodworking and DIY projects. If you had a project to do, with Jon's help, you knew it would be done right!

In June of 1983 he married Carol (VanNatta) Lewis. They had one son, Brandon J. (Sara) Lewis; a granddaughter, Baylee and soon to be born grandson. He is also survived by his three younger brothers, James (Jane) Lewis, William (Melanie) Lewis, both of Wisconsin, and David (Dolores) Lewis of Delta, OH, and seven nieces and nephews who loved their "Uncle Jonnie" dearly.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 2nd from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631). Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Ft. Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg.

The family would like to thank Swanton Valley and Elara Caring Hospice for the excellent care given to Jonathan.

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

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

weigelfuneralhomes.com

Carolyn M. (Nee Hamilton) Mahnen

Carolyn M. Mahnen (Nee Hamilton) age 85 passed away September 27, 2019 with her family by her side at her home in Strongsville, OH. Carolyn was raised in Toledo and attended both Waite and Whitney High Schools. She was married to the late John Mahnen for 50 years.

Carolyn is survived by her children, Larry, Carol (Dean) Murnan and Mark (Joanie) as well as 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a brother, Harold (Carol) Hamilton and many loving nieces and nephews.

Robert “RJ” Marcinek

Marcinek, Robert “R.J.”, age 84 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away September 30, 2019. Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory. As published in The Blade

Larry R. Mercer

Mercer, Larry R., age 79 years, of Bryan, OH, passed away September 30, 2019. Thompson-Geesey Funeral Home, Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

Thelma June Miklovic

Miklovic, Thelma June, age 101 years, of Wayne, OH, passed away September 30, 2019. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary Mitchell

Mitchell, Mary, age 65 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 25, 2019. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Thomas "Tom" Robert Palenske

Thomas Robert Palenske, 58, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in his home. Thomas fought a courageous battle against lung cancer.

Tom worked for over 20 years in the gas industry, currently working for Airgas, Inc. as a gas blender. He was an avid bowhunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. Tom loved his family dearly and was a proud son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He also cherished the time he spent with family and friends, including many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Robert Palenske, and mother-law-in, Kay Miller. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lonnell (Krajicek) Palenske; sons Joshua (Victoria) Palenske, Daniel (Chelsey) Palenske, David Palenske and daughter Melissa Palenske; granddaughter Clarice Palenske; mother Anna Palenske and brother William Palenske.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, October 4th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, with a memorial service to begin at 7:30 p.m. Please consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice.

walterfuneralhome.com

Gary Dennis Roytek

On Friday, September 27, 2019, Gary Dennis Roytek, age 67, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. He was born April 17, 1952 in Toledo, Ohio, to Bernard "Bud" and Bernice "Bernie" Roytek. Gary was a 1971 graduate of Roy C. Start High School. On September 15, 1978, he married the love of his life, Christine Keel.

For over 4 decades, Gary was a loyal and dedicated employee of George Ballas Buick, where he made many life-long friendships. Gary was an animal lover, and throughout his life he enjoyed playing softball with his brothers, coaching softball at Elmhurst Elementary, dropping a line in the water every chance he had, and cracking open a cold one with his kids. He was also a fierce and loyal Notre Dame Fighting Irish fan.

Gary will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 41 years, Christine; daughter, Amy McVey (Tyson Bowerman); son, Gary (Kenzi) Roytek; daughter; Megan (Jason) Rork; grandchildren, McKenzie McVey (Travis Hoffman), Cade McVey (Stacy Lane), Logan, Brady, Collin and Madison Roytek, Brooklyn Rork; great-grandson, Declan Hoffman; as well as his brothers, Greg and Jeff Roytek and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio, especially Nita for her warmth and compassion.

Friends and family are asked to gather Saturday, October 5th, for a memorial dinner from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Swanton American Legion Hall, 200 S. Hallett Ave., Swanton, OH 43558.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation or the Toledo Humane Society.

Arrangements by Weigel Funeral Home (419.826.2631).

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

weigelfuneralhomes.com

Eva Marie Seitz

Eva Marie Seitz, 93, of Ottawa Lake, MI, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home, Monday, September 30, 2019. She was born October 8, 1925, in Stony Ridge, OH, the daughter of Steven and Barbara (Krix) Karl. Eva was a graduate of Blissfield High School. She married Jack Seitz December 22, 1945. Early in her career Eva worked as a secretary at the former Willys-Overland. She then began working with the U.S. Postal Service in Ottawa Lake for many years before working on the family farm with her husband. Eva enjoyed researching genealogy, spending time with her granddaughter, and working in her garden.

Eva is survived by her children, all of whom reside in Ottawa Lake; Larry Seitz, Jacqueline Seitz and Shirley (Gary) Kodelman, and granddaughter Karly; and sister Alice (Dennis) Spande of Clarkston, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Seitz.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main Sylvania, OH, Thursday, October 3rd from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be conducted at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania, Friday the 4th at 10:00 AM. Eva will be laid to rest beside Jack at Pleasant View Cemetery, Blissfield, MI.

Those wishing to offer memorials in Eva's memory are asked to consider the Monroe County Special Olympics, PO Box 63 Temperance, MI. 48182.

Online condolences may be offered a

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Graham Skeldon

Skeldon, Graham, age 81 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 28, 2019. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Sylvester "Sonny" Smith

Sylvester L. "Sonny" Smith, 86, passed away September 29, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice. He was born February 14, 1933 to Sylvester and Alma Smith in Toledo. A graduate of Woodward High School, Class of 1951, Sonny excelled in athletics, lettering in football, basketball and baseball. In 1951 he earned the Michigan Honor Trophy from the University of Michigan Club of Toledo. He graduated from the University of Toledo, Class of 1955, with a Bachelor's degree in education and played football and baseball for the Rockets. Sonny returned to Woodward following graduation from U.T. where he taught and coached football for over 40 years. In 1975 Woodward were City Champs and Sonny was named Coach of the Year. In 1990 he was inducted into the Woodward High School, Hall of Fame. In 1991 he was inducted into the City of Toledo Athletic League, Hall of Fame. In 2002 he was inducted into the Varsity T Club Hall of Fame and in 2016 he earned the Varsity T Club lifetime achievement award for his 25 years of service and serving as president. He was a radio announcer on WCWA with Don King for many years, calling Whitmer and Bowling Green football games.

Sonny is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Nancy; daughters, Janet (Fred) Szlachcic, Jill (Bill) Magginis; sons, Jeffrey (Penny) Smith, David (Amy) Smith; grandchildren, Nathan (Laura) Shipman, Kassie (Brent) Smith, Kyle (Jamie) Szlachcic, Chelsea Szlachcic, Bradley Smith, Nancy Magginis, Billy Magginis, Macy Smith and great granddaughter, Alexia Szlachcic. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherrie Shipman and grandsons, Corey Smith and Deacon Bleu.

Friends are invited to visit from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, where services will be held 1:00 PM Friday. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to ProMedica Hospice. Condolences for Sonny's family may be expressed online at

www.ansberg-west.com

Sarah Ann Sodd

Sarah Ann Sodd, 62, of Sylvania, Ohio passed away September 27, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on September 11, 1957 to Ellis and Delphine Sodd. Sarah graduated with a Master's Degree from Heidelberg University and a Law Degree from The University of Toledo.

Sarah worked for Lucas County Children's Services as a Case Worker. She was a faithful member of St. Catherine of Siena in Toledo, where she was part of the church chime. She was an active Central High School Alumni. Sara served as President of the Nursing Home Residential Council and was also a past member on the Board of the Sophia Center.

Sarah is survived by her Godchildren, Andrew White and Jessica (Dan) Fairchild; aunts, Caroline Bukovics, Joanne (Charles) Rinaldi, Sister Maria Goretti Sodd (Order of St. Francis); uncle, Dr. Vincent (Dorothy) Sodd and many cousins; special friends, Kathy White and Jayne Morrin, and her Biddies and her Puds. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends will be received Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg, Ohio (419-874-3133). A Memorial Mass will take place in St. Catherine of Siena, 4555 N. Haven, Toledo, Ohio 43612 on Friday at 10:00 a.m. and inurnment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Sarah's name may be made to The Diabetes Foundation. Online condolences may be left to the family at:

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John Kelly Spears

John Kelly Spears, 62, of Oregon, Ohio passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 4, 1957 to Gloria (Warner) and Gerard Spears. John retired from M & M Restaurant Supply after 32 years of service and was a member of Teamsters Local 20. His hobbies included art, fishing, hunting, and sitting by the bonfire with a beer. He especially loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patti (Shellhammer); son, Shawn (Carla); daughters, Erin (Bryan) Spetz; Brynn (Kenny) Klatt; and Colleen (Jim) Kozlowski. He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren, Grant, Ethan, Grady, Chloe, Dillon, Riley, Abby, Bradey, Avery, Brooks and Nash; siblings, Pat Miller, Tim (Julie), Joe (Shelli), and Eileen Duncan. John was preceded in death by his Parents, Stepmother Lois, and siblings, Mike and Kathy.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate John's life on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. (memory sharing starting at 6:00 p.m.) at Christ Dunberger Post, 4925 Pickle Rd. Oregon, Ohio 43616. In lieu of flowers, John's family asks that donations be made to the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, 3100 W. Central Ave. Toledo, Ohio 43606, or the charity of your choosing in John's name.

Velma R. Strahm

Strahm, Velma R., age 90 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away September 30, 2019. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Sharon M. Tuck

Sharon (Chmielewski) Tuck, 58, passed away on September 28th, 2019. She lived in Jackson Michigan, but was born and raised in Toledo, attending St. Hyacinths, Central Catholic and the University of Toledo. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was an incredibly selfless person with a huge heart who would always go out of her way to help others, regardless of any inconvenience. She loved her family and was always there to lend a kind ear or helping hand. Holidays were her favorite time of year because she could get the whole family together – and would always make sure there was a group picture to capture the moment. She would especially light up when she was spending time playing with her grandkids.

She was full of big ideas and was a lifelong learner who loved continuing education. She passed her love of learning down to her kids and always made sure they were able to get the best education possible. She also made sure she introduced the library to her grandkids, but hopefully didn't pass on her tendency to rack up late fees.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 18 years, Brian Tuck, her mother Evelyn Chmielewski, and her brother John Chmielewski. She is also survived by her three children Michael (Paige) Boggs, Amber (Mike) Blair, and Brittney Tuck, as well as grandchildren Madisyn, Jack, Alexys, Sam, and Ryleigh.

Family and friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until the time of prayers at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Hyacinth Church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be private at a later date.

Please send messages of condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Marvin B. Tuckerman

Tuckerman, Marvin B., age 84 years, of Lakewood Ranch, FL, passed away September 27, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Michael David Wilkins, Sr.

Michael David Wilkins, Sr., 50, of Blacklick, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at home. He was born October 30, 1968 in Toledo to Michael Ray Wilkins and Constance "Connie" Newton (Millinger). Michael was a graduate and distinguished alumnus of Morrison R. Waite High School and went on to pursue a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toledo.

Michael quickly made an impact on his community, receiving the 20 Under Forty Leadership award at 34. He served The Toledo Hospital for 12 years and moved on to become President and C.O.O. of Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus for the last 3 years. He dedicated his time to supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Toledo and Columbus, becoming both Vice President and Trustee. His family will remember him as a hard worker who never let an excuse stop him from succeeding. Despite his high dedication to work and service, you could often find him spending time entertaining and supporting his family and friends and traveling to new places.

Michael is survived by his children, Angela (Brandon) Pieper, Michael (Carli) Wilkins, Jr., Melissa Wilkins, Isabella Leonardi-Wilkins; grandchildren, Lillyann Pieper, Alexis Pieper; mother, Connie (Tom) Newton; father, Michael Wilkins; siblings, Brian (Terri) Wilkins, Brett (Danette) Wilkins, Melodie (Johnny) Carrillo, Thomas (Dyana) Newton, Timothy Wilkins, Tiffany (Yuris) Bendiks; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews.

He is preceded in death by grandparents, Betha and Kenneth Millinger, Helen and Ed Wilkins, and Evelyn and Vivion Newton

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon, Ohio on Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lake Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for a donation in Michael's honor to the Boys and Girls Club of Toledo. bcgtoledo.org

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Paul A. Zeiler

Paul A. Zeiler, 86, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Orchard Villa. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on September 7, 1933 to Edmund and Opal (Wilson) Zeiler. Shortly after graduating from Central Catholic High School he enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean War. He later worked for Kerscher Elevator as a mechanic and then as an elevator inspector for the State of Ohio before retiring. Paul was a member of St. Ignatius Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, family vacations and spending time with his wife, brothers, sisters and extended family.

Paul is survived by his wife of 24 years, Yuanlian Zeiler; children, Paul (Carla) Zeiler, Jim Zeiler, Suzanne (James) Boraggina, Allison (David) Champion, Timothy (Jacqueline) Zeiler, Monica Zeiler; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Margaret Holmes, Edmund "Roscoe" Zeiler, Robert (Sharon) Zeiler, Carol Matthews, John "Jack"(Judy) Zeiler, Sharon (Tom) Beres, Cheryl (Ed) LaVoy; several nieces, nephews and loving family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Patricia and brothers, Richard and Michael.

The family will receive family and friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 2-8. The family will also greet family and friends on Friday, October 4, 2019 at St. Ignatius Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd., Oregon, Ohio, 43616 from 10:00 am until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in St. Ignatius Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in Paul's name may be directed to the Tammy Intagliata Scholarship Fund.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

October 1, 2019

Randy Anderson

Randy Anderson, age 46, passed away suddenly on Thursday September 27, 2019. Randy worked for Belle Tire in Toledo and for Nashville Tempered Glass in TN. He was a sentimental, generous person who loved music and had a good sense of humor. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Randy was preceded in death by his father Melvin Anderson and his stepfather, Orville Fitch. Randy is survived by his wife, Raquel Anderson; daughters, Alivia, Alicia Baird (Matt); sons, Anthony, Chris Mock; mother, Christine Fitch; brother, Melvin (Melissa); sisters, Roxanne, girlfriend, Erica, Monica (Tom), Kim (Jason), Kelly (Dave) and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-8 PM at Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (1163 W. Sylvania at Lockwood, 419-269-1111), where memories will be shared at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the family. Online condolences:

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Richard W. Bachmayer

Richard W. Bachmayer, 84, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Richard was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He proudly served his country in the Army and was stationed in Italy as a radio operator. Richard worked at Swan Creek Lumber Company for 25 years, switched careers to teach cabinet-making at Macomber and Rogers high schools until his retirement in 1999. Richard met the love of his life, Kathryn, right down the street and they were happily married for 41 years until her death in 2001. Their family included 3 children that loved and adored him, Richard Jr., Linda Intagliata (Kent) and Carol Ball (Jeffery); 7 grandchildren, Jillian and Ross Ball, Amber and Richard Bachmayer lll, Joshua, Gina and Isabella Intagliata; 3 great grandchildren Jaysen and Alliyahh, and Castiel Ball; and special niece, Helen Jean Samaratoni.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Joseph and Agnes (Fink); his sister Helen McGee, his brothers Joseph, Phillip, John and Carl. He is survived by his sister in law Janet Bachmayer and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Hoeflinger-Shank Funeral Home (419-691-6768), 3500 Navarre Avenue, Oregon, OH on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm with a Rosary Service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue at Epiphany of the Lord Parish-Sacred Heart on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 9:00 am until the start of Mass at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Online condolences may be left at www.hoeflingerfuneralhome.com

Ethel “Dopple” L. Bockbrader

Bockbrader, Ethel “Dopple” L., age 97 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away September 29, 2019. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Pemberville, OH. As published in The Blade

Patricia Jane Cook

Cook, Patricia Jane, age 92 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away September 30, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Christine Faye Golas

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Christine Faye Golas passed away suddenly at the age of 60. Chris was born on February 24, 1959. She was a lifelong Toledo resident who attended Libbey High School.

There were many things she loved in life, cheering on her Ohio State Buckeyes and the Pittsburgh Steelers were one of them. She was their #1 Fan. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She will always be remembered for her huge backyard parties where everyone was invited. She loved her two Rottweilers, Bear and Diamond. Chris also felt blessed and honored to be raising Cam'Ron and Xavier. She loved them very much.

But the thing she loved the most was being a mother to her two beloved daughters and being a wife to Rick, the boy who stole her heart at the early age of 15. Chris was a devoted wife, mother, grandma, daughter, aunt, sister and friend. She will be forever remembered by Rick, her husband of 37 years, father Lee Doss, son Marty (Kory) Doss, her grandchildren Cam'Ron and Xavier, sister Janet, Brother Lee and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by brother-in-law Daniel Golas and many friends, especially her best friend Ronda.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Doss; her in-laws, Tony and Gloria Golas; her sister, Dawn Doss; Uncle, Red; sister-in-law, Pam Golas; grandparents and lastly by her daughters, Kimberly Golas and Tiffiny Gent. Her heart has been broken since their passing, so we rejoice knowing they are reunited in Heaven.

Friends may call on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, where funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m.

Interment will be private. Condolences may be left at walterfuneralhome.com or our Facebook page.

Francis A. Grieser

Grieser, Francis A, age 89 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away September 29, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

William “Bill” L. Hall

Hall, William “Bill” L., age 72 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away September 29, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Trisha Lynn Hamilton

The death of our child has been a most traumatic event. We now know to lose your child is to lose part of yourself. There can be no greater grief than the loss of a daughter so rich and vibrant of spirit. Our very soul and sinew gave us this special gift thirty-nine years ago. Trisha Lynn Hamilton came into this world on December 9, 1979. As she grew to a beautiful adult she formed a connection with the young and less fortunate, transcending both the religious and secular worlds for the rest of her life. When Trisha passed in her sleep on September 22, 2019, she left behind two families that will never forget: Lexington, South Carolina, and Northwest Ohio.

She became besotted with a community in South Carolina that cherished her education, her spirit and devotion to the school and to the religious community. Within eight years she made lasting impressions on both parents and students. The mother of one of her students reached out to us in a consoling way, but also to emphasize, "It is because of Trisha that my Abbie was able to make it through high school math." Another mother wrote, "Your ability to connect with your students and how you helped them realize their potential was priceless". The Meadow Glen Middle School family was so shaken by the tragedy they organized groups to reach out to the family and planned a school-wide special day honoring a "one of a kind leader, educator and friend." Her love for the community, and its people carried over beyond the classroom. Trisha devoted herself as a member of the Midtown Fellowship Church and her treasured Life Group. A memorial is being planned in South Carolina.

Trisha graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1998, and received her Bachelor of Arts at Eastern Michigan University before moving south to get her M.A. from Columbia College in South Carolina. Despite being a math teacher, Trisha was, by any standard, an eclectic learner and traveler. Some of her greatest moments came from the world of fine arts where she participated in band, flag corps, glee club and theater. Her more recent endeavor was loving the challenge of putting paint to canvas creating beautiful abstract designs. Her travel preferences were just as robust visiting Guatemala and Italy for an art rush. She also traveled with Campus Crusade for Christ to Honduras and various states. A great gift she possessed in dealing with so much devastation was her optimistic nature and sharp wit punctuated by an endearing sense of humor. We are comforted knowing Trisha loved us as much as we love her. Our lives will go on without her, but nothing will ever be the same.

Left to cherish her memory are Trisha's parents, Glen and Shirley Hamilton and siblings Kathy (Jim) Imbery, Deborah (Joe) Badger, Gregory (Rhonda) Hamilton and Monica (Billy) Balentyne; 10 nieces and nephews; and 12 great-nieces and nephews. She is also survived by many aunts and uncles, numerous cousins and a host of friends and colleagues in both Ohio and South Carolina; special godmother, Miriam Patznick; and beloved rescue dog, Arbor. Preceded in death were her grandparents Alfred and Myrtle Hamilton of Roseville, MI and Pete and "Zip" Ernst of Fort Loramie, Ohio and several aunts and uncles.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 South Coy Road on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 8:00pm. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:00am in St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Road, Toledo, where the family will greet friends beginning at 10:00am. Expressions of sympathy in Trisha's name are asked to consider: Midtown Fellowship Church, 510 Ginny Lane, Lexington, South Carolina 29072, Oregon Community Theater Art Scholarship, P.O. Box 167547, Oregon, Ohio 43616, orSouth of the Bully (Pit Bull Rescue) 3160 Highway 21, Suite 103 #40, Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715

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Marilynn Hoffman

Marilynn Hoffman, age 74, of Sylvania, passed away on September 27, 2019. She was born on April 21, 1945 to Herman and Edna Hoffman in Muskegon, MI. Marilynn attended Hope College and the University of Toledo where she received her master's degree. She was a teacher for the Sylvania School System, retiring after 35 dedicated years.

Marilynn was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Judy Ganeff. She will be dearly missed by her loving companion of 49 years, Thomas Robakowski; brother, Robert (Yvonne) Hoffman; and 4 nephews.

In keeping with Marilynn's wishes, there will be no visitation. Family and friends are welcomed to attend the Funeral Services on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Lumen Christi Mausoleum at Resurrection Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Helen Marie Hyden

Hyden, Helen Marie, age 79 years, of Monroe, MI passed away September 28, 2019. Merkle Funeral Service, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Paul E. Kurth

Paul E. Kurth, age 90, of Toledo, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at Flower Hospital, Sylvania, OH. He was born on April 26, 1929 in Toledo, OH to Hazel M. (Smock) and Edwin G. Kurth. He married Faye Frazier in 1950 whom he met at the Teen Towne Dance Club.

Paul started a band known as "Paul Kurth and his Musical Buddies" in 1943 and by 1950 they had played most of the dance halls and had records produced by Coodwell Sound Studio. He played the trumpet with the 555th National Guard Air Force Band from 1948 until 1950. He was a survivor of Polio which he was diagnosed in 1950. Paul started Paul Kurth's TV repair in 1953 in his garage which he ran until 1987 and enlarged his home as each of his 4 children were born. Paul joined ETAT, later known as ESDG and NESDA where he served as president, treasurer, secretary, newsletter editor and board member. He played in a band called the Fudpuckers with Larry Taylor and Russ Method at many of their conventions and functions.

He is survived by his loving wife, Faye; children, John (Mona) Kurth, Jim L. Kurth, Joe E. (Linda) Kurth and Julie (Dan) Sartin; grandchildren, Raelynn Nargi, Neil Kurth, Tiffany Grieser, Quin Kurth, Shenna Zurbrigg, Jaimelynn Kobak, Aaron Kurth, Krystal Garrell, Derek, Brandi Sartin, Danny Sartin, Dakota Sartin, Hunter Sartin, and Dylan Sartin; 21 great grandchildren and brother, Dale Kurth. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family would like to give special thanks and appreciation to care giver Britany Helton for going above and beyond.

Family and friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, Ohio on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 4pm until 8pm where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11am. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.

Online condolences to www.reebfuneralhome.com

Elizabeth Kuti

Kuti, Elizabeth, age 79 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away September 28, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Elaine M. (Nichols) Lewandowski

Elaine M. (Nichols) Lewandowski, age 73, of Toledo, passed away September 29, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg. She was born July 19, 1946 in Toledo to Arthur and Bernice (Filipovich) Nichols. Elaine worked as a Secretary in several places, but the one she loved the most was the Toledo Zoo. She was an animal lover and a mother to everyone who knew her.

Elaine is survived by her daughters, Tina (Jason Shook) Lewandowski and Karen (Brad, aka "favorite child") Plocek; granddaughter, Maeleigh (Logan) Pant; siblings, John (Anni) Nichols, David (Linda) Nichols, Samuel Nichols, Rita Zalewski, Alice Nichols, Judy (Joe) Zalewski, Carole Petersen and Becky Dazley; beloved canine companion, "Gypsy." In addition to her parents, Elaine was preceded in death by her siblings, Mary Nichols, Tony Nichols and Theresa Alexander.

The family will receive guests Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900) where a Scripture Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or The Toledo Old Newsboys in Elaine's memory.

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Edith Marshall

Edith "Edie" Marshall, 59, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away September 28, 2019. Edie was born on October 22, 1959 in Bowling Green, Ohio to the late Walter and Merabell (Pultz) Brown McGiffin. She married the love of her life William on January 27, 1984 in Bowling Green and they were married for 20 years before he preceded her in death on June 30, 2004. Edie is survived by her son: Walter (Tammy); grandchildren: Summer Jordan, Autumn, Dakota, and Angel Marshall; step-grandchildren: Ashley Lynch, Joshua Peterson, Justice Lincoln, Dean Peterson, and Heather Peterson; siblings: Terry (Charlotte) Brown, Jewel McAffee, Evelyn "Pinky" (Mike) Proffitt, and Kit Brown; significant other Mark Cawell and her Boston Terrier "Sunshine." Edie was preceded in death by her father Walter in 1970, her mother Merabell in 2013; and stepfather Melvin "Mick" McGiffin in 2013. Edie was a lifelong resident of Bowling Green who worked for many years as a cook at Kaufman's Restaurant. She was known as a giving and loving person with a huge heart. Edie loved going to movies, doing puzzles, coloring, going bowling, and crocheting. She loved her dog Sunshine and loved all animals- taking in many sick and injured animals. Edie's family was her whole life. She loved her grandchildren and would do anything for them. She enjoyed spending time with her extended family and friends. Everyone was considered her family and she will be greatly missed by all.

Visitation for Edie will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 5:00 PM until the time of her Celebration of Life Service at 7:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home, 1460 W. Wooster St./P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 Tele: 419-352-2171. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be gifted in Edie's honor to the Wood County Humane Society, 801 Van Camp Rd, Bowling Green, or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve Edie's family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfuneralhomes.com

Michele Migchelbrink

Michele Migchelbrink joined her husband Tom on September 28th, 2019. Michele's abundant love for God was always shown to others by her loving and giving heart. She was an artist and enjoyed painting. Michele requested that there be no flowers but balloons to celebrate her life. Her celebration gathering will be held from 11:00am-3:00pm on Wednesday, October 2nd, at Zion Methodist Church located at 2600 Copeland Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43614. Any donations can be sent to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. If you are attending and are able, please bring a balloon in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ansberg-West Funeral Directors, 419-472-7633. To send her family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

Summer Elysse Morey

Morey, Summer Elysse, age 16 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away September 26, 2019. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

William "Bill" D. Piechowski

William "Bill" D. Piechowski, 74 of Temperance, MI, died Sunday, September 29, 2019, at The Toledo Hospital. Born February 20, 1945, in Graceville, Minnesota, he was the son of Lester and Viola (Freske) Piechowski. A US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he married Debra L. Campbell on December 31, 1984. Bill was employed by Giant Oaks Golf Club for the past 19 years. Prior, he worked for Chrysler (Jeep) Corporation for 12 years and Libby Owens Ford for 35 years. Bill was a member of the Southern Michigan Sportsman Club. He was an avid hunter, golfer and bowler.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Debra; children, Richard Snell, Billie Jo and Dakota Piechowski; grandchildren, Chase, Lil Ricky, Lucas and Aniya; brother, Robert (Diane) Piechowski; sisters, Joann Bestgen, Judy (Red) Wolf and Jane (Tom) Hess; His life-long friends, George and younger brother, Frank Simone. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dennis and Michael Piechowski and sister, Betty Stewart.

Visitation will be from 2-8 pm, Thursday, October 3, 2019, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, October 4, 2019. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Jesse H. Pippin

Jesse H. Pippin, age 76, of Toledo, passed away September 28, 2019 at his home. He was born August 11, 1943 in Baxter, TN to Johnnie and Mae (McNelley) Pippin. Jesse served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. He served as Commander and Adjutant of the American Legion Adams Township Post 553. Jesse was employed with Chrysler for more than 33 years retiring in 1999. Jesse was also a 32nd Degree Mason and was a Lancer in the Zenobia Shrine. He enjoyed traveling the country with his wife and family, his favorite place was The Smokey Mountains, TN. He was an avid golfer, but most importantly, Jesse loved spending time with his family.

The love story began on a train heading from California to Ohio. Jesse was heading home on leave from Camp Pendleton and Patricia was returning home while visiting family with her parents. The chance meeting on the train was serendipitous, as Patricia's family missed the train they were scheduled to be on. The courtship continued through letters and then weekend visits. Jesse always signed his letters "I love you with all my heart and soil." Jesse and Patricia's love was rooted deeply in the soil to carry them through the good and bad times for 53 years of marriage. Jesse will be forever loved with all of our "hearts and soil."

Jesse is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Patricia Ann (Denno) Pippin; children, Jesse (Tammy) H. Pippin, Cindy (Michael) Daum and Brenda Pippin; grandchildren, Joshua (Cassandra) Pippin, Michael (Helene) Daum, III, Chelsea Pippin, Marisa Daum, Madison Cochenour, Jesse Pippin, III and Emily Cochenour; great-grandchildren, Isabell Pippin and Brantley Pippin; siblings, Walter (Valerie) Pippin, Patricia (Michael) Newberry and Carl (Carol) Pippin; and sister-in-law, Carole Pippin. In addition to his parents, Jesse was preceded in death by his siblings, Beverly McDowell, William Pippin, Verna Mae Settles, J.C. Pippin and Marie Jusko.

The family will receive guests Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). The Adams Township Post 553 will have an American Legion Service at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Services will begin Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Bishop Mark Jordan officiating. Burial will follow at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery, Sylvania, Ohio.

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

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

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Roger A. Schmidt

Roger A. Schmidt, age 75, of Maumee, OH passed away September 24, 2019 at home. Roger was born November 5, 1943 in Toledo to LuLu Mae and Henry Schmidt and was raised in Toledo, OH. He graduated from Macomber High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965. Right before being drafted, he met Carol Sue Patton and they were married September 28, 1968. They bought their first home on Carlton Street, in Toledo, later moving to Maumee in 1975. Roger enjoyed watching tennis, NASCAR, and cruising around in their convertible.

Roger is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 51 years, Carol; children, Deanna (Michael) Ludwig and Roger (Joni) Schmidt; granddaughters, Samantha Schmidt and Cassidy Ludwig; brother, Carl B. Schmidt and sister, Sally Sowle.

The family will receive guests Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 pm at Newcomer - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Memorial Services will be held Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church in Roger's memory.

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Janette Arlene (Clark) Selfe

Selfe (Clark), Janette Arlene, age 96 years, of Lambertville, MI, passed away September 28, 2019. Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI. As published in The Blade

Eileen Teall 1926-2019

Eileen Elizabeth (Kemp) Teall, 93, passed on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 at Glenmont Nursing Facility in Hilliard, Ohio. Eileen was a 34-year resident of Perrysburg, Ohio, and an 18-year resident of Columbus, Ohio before moving to Glenmont the last two years of her life.

She is survived by her three children, Elizabeth "Liz" (Rick) Hall, Mary Teall, David (Rae) Teall; grandson, Matthew Mancuso and granddaughter, Amanda Hall, all of central Ohio.

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Mr. Ronald Waters

Mr. Waters, 66, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019, in his home. He was a graduate of the Jesup W. Scott High School and worked in production for the A P Parts Go company. He is survived by son, Kenta Johnson; daughters, Rhonda Walton and Keisha Johnson and sisters, LaCarmen, Malinda (Orlando) and Evelyn Waters, Sheila Waters-Lewis and Renita Waters-Fletcher. Funeral Services will begin 6 pm Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 5 pm Family Hour/Wake. The Reverend Jimmy Smith, Officiant.

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James H. Anderson Sr.

James H. Anderson Sr., 61, a former Sylvania, OH, resident and currently of Elberta, AL, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019. Jim attended Sylvania Northview High School and worked in the auto industry for many years. He is survived by daughters, Erica (Jacob Ridley) and Jessica (Bobby Koester) Anderson; son, J.R. Anderson; grandchildren, Jacob Jr, Justin, Jaymen, Samantha, A.J., Lexi, Jaelynn, Arionah, and Mariah; sister, Pat (Bud) Hakeos; and brothers, Chuck, Edward (Robin), Bill (Peggy) Anderson. Jim was preceded in death by his loving wife, Christine (Hackler) Anderson in 2004.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, Wednesday, October 2nd, from 11:00 AM until the Funeral Ceremony begins 1:00 PM. Jim will be laid to rest beside Christine at Toledo Memorial Park.

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

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Darlene P. "Aunt Dar" Beach

1950-2019

Darlene P. Beach, age 69, passed away at Kingston Care Center September 24th, 2019. She was born June 12th, 1950 to Louise and Eugene Beach. She was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School. For over 40 years, Darlene worked in the stock market industry, which she really loved.

Her hobbies were reading, any kind of sewing or knitting, and cooking.

She is survived by her younger brother, David E. Beach (Ann), younger sister, Carol A. Mills, nieces and nephews, and dear friends. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents and younger brother, Danny.

There will be a "Celebration of Life" Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Poco Piatti, 329 N Huron St., Toledo, 4-10pm. In lieu of flowers, gifts, etc., monetary donations will be accepted to help cover expenses.

Irene J. Berger

Irene J. Berger, 84 of Oregon, Ohio passed away in her residence with her family by her side on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Irene was born in Oregon, Ohio on July 26, 1935, to John & Irene (Szabo) Toth. She was a 1953 graduate of Clay High School. On April 23, 1960, she married the love of her life Melvin Berger. Irene had worked for various drug stores in the area. She was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church Williston where she also sang in the choir for many years. Her real true love was spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Don Leichty; grandchildren, Zachary, Brody, Jacob, Aubrey; brother, John (Cathy) Toth. Irene was a preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mel; sister, Carol Toth.

Private family graveside services were held at Williston Cemetery, Williston. There will be a memorial service held at a later date. Those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. John Lutheran Church in Williston, Sunshine Children's Home or Ohio Living Hospice.

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Terri Lee Best

Terri, age 58, of the Point Place/Shoreland area, suddenly, and unexpectedly, passed away on September 18th. She left behind many saddened relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Terri was a 1979 graduate of Whitmer High School. Terri was a fun-seeker, who refused to grow old. Music concerts were a special favorite. You would be hard pressed to find someone with a larger resume of concerts attended than Terri's. She has traveled around this country, and had a special affinity for the national parks. She also loved Big Ben and Big Hair! Terri was preceded in death by her mother, Katheryn Callahan. Terri put her life on hold to care for her mother during her illness, including sleeping in her nursing home room, many many nights in case she needed attention during the night. Terri might have been a tough-talking Hungarian girl on the outside, but would do anything she possibly could for a loved one in need. Her gift giving at Christmas was legendary! She will be missed dearly. A Celebration of Life Party will be held for Terri at a date and time to be determined later.

Patsy June Boyer

Patsy June Boyer passed away on September 21, 2019, just after turning 89 years old. Born September 15, 1930, in Gideon, Missouri, Patsy was the daughter of John L. and Aileen (Hildebrand) Thornton. When she was young, her family moved to Toledo, Ohio, where she attended Stickney Elementary and graduated from Woodward High School, class of 1948. Patsy attended Flower Hospital School of Nursing and became a registered nurse in 1951.

While in school, Patsy went on a blind date with Dale F. Boyer and "just knew" he would become her husband. In 1952, they married and settled in Fostoria, Ohio, raising five children. Although her husband predeceased her after 56 years of marriage, her children survive. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Condolences can be posted online at www.vorhisandryan.com.

Richard Allen Brim

Richard A. Brim, 76, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Mercy St. Charles Hospital. Richard was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 28, 1943 to George and Ella (Walton) Brim. After graduating from high school, Richard would go on to work as a truck driver for several companies before retiring from Preston Trucking in 1995. On March 6, 1976 he married the love of his life Rosemary (Herman) and together they shared many wonderful memories, from skiing to boating and fishing. Richard was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church. He was a wonderful man who will be dearly missed.

Richard is survived by his wife of 43 years Rosemary; sister, Joan Kiester and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Darlene Friesner.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 3-7 pm. The family will also greet friends at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1930 Bradner Rd., Northwood, Ohio 43619 on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 10:30 am until the time of funeral services at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Williston Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in Richard's name may be directed to Calvary Lutheran Church or Charity of Donor's Choice.

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Cynthia L. "Cindy" Buschmann

Cynthia L. "Cindy" Buschmann, age 60, of Toledo, passed away September 24, 2019, at Ebeid Hospice Residence. She was born March 19, 1959, in Baltimore, MD, to George and Suzanne (Hogle) Jacobsen. Cindy was known for her joy for cooking and her sense of humor. She loved being outdoors and spending time with her grandchildren.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Jeff Buschmann; children, Jessica Korcsog, Amanda Korcsog, Stephanie (Jamie) Whitehead, Derek (Lindsey) Korcsog and Megan (Evan) Korcsog-Dunbar; grandchildren, Jamie Whitehead, Ethan Korcsog and Colton Whitehead; siblings, George (Barb) Jacobsen, Bill (Michelle) Jacobsen, Robert Jacobsen, Becky Salazar, Mike (Gayle) Jacobsen and Alyce Croskey. In addition to her parents, Cindy was preceded in death by her siblings, Betty and Don.

The family will receive guests Tuesday, October 1, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery Maumee, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Cynthia Buschmann Memorial Fund at any Huntington Bank in Cindy's memory.

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Amos G. "Randy" Clay, Jr.

Amos G. "Randy" Clay, Jr., age 64, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Toledo, Ohio. He was born on July 4, 1955 to Amos G. Sr. and Shirley J. (Bobbitt) Clay in Roxboro, North Carolina. Randy was a graduate of St. Francis de Sales, Class of 1973 and attended the University of Toledo. He owned and operated his own business in Toledo along with his wife, Lisa for over 30 years, CSI Chem Sales Inc. Randy was very involved and passionate about the Toledo Lucas County Public Library where he served as Past President for the Board of Trustees. When Randy wasn't working he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends; he always encouraged his children with their education and sporting endeavors and had a wonderful, outgoing personality and spirit. With his passing he will be dearly missed and loved by many.

Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife, Lisa Krupa-Clay; sweet mother, Shirley Clay; children, Virginia (Marcus) Ashford, Elizabeth Clay (Michael Volk), Alexander Clay and Sydney Clay; grandchildren, Joseph and Raya; many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Amos Clay, Sr.

The family will receive guests on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with his Funeral Service starting at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Tom Fraser officiating. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

In Randy's memory, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

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Dr. Sally J. Craycraft

Dr. Sally Craycraft passed away on September 24, 2019, in Frisco, Texas. She was born March 14, 1955 in Toledo, Ohio to Robert L. and Margaret Nehay Johnson. Sally's entire life was dedicated to others, beginning with her role as the oldest of five children. When she attended college at Bowling Green State University, she served as a Resident Advisor in one of the dormitories, working to help fellow students adapt to college life. Even when she was working toward her Doctorate in Education Leadership at Sam Houston State University, the busiest and most stressful time of her entire educational pursuit, she insisted on continuing to give to others by teaching part time in the College of Business.

It was during her time at Bowling Green that she met her future husband and partner in life, Ken Craycraft. Their connection was immediate. The two were engaged only four months later and spent the next 41 years together. Professionally, she was a public servant for her entire career, spending 15 years as the Director of Human Resources for the Huntsville Independent School District, then another 10 years as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources for Georgetown Independent School District. She retired from that position in 2010 when her family relocated to Frisco, Texas.

Sally's retirement from professional life allowed her to focus all of her time on what truly mattered most to her: family. Whether it was her husband, son, siblings, or host of nieces and nephews, nothing was more important to Sally than looking after her family's wellbeing and always being present for anyone, anytime, for any reason. No worry was too small or too large, as she always put the needs of her family above her own. Every act she took was one of love for those she cared about the most.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Johnson, and father-in-law Ben Craycraft. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Dr. Kenneth Craycraft of Frisco; mother, Margaret Johnson of Perrysburg, Ohio; mother-in-law, Geneva Craycraft, of Nacogdoches; son, Chad Craycraft and wife Krystle of Dallas; brothers, Kurt Johnson and wife Lori of Millbury, Ohio, Scott Johnson and wife Michelle of Walbridge, Ohio, Rob Johnson and wife Michele of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister, Debra Denman and husband Pat of Toledo, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Jay Denman of Toledo, Ohio, Hunter Johnson of Columbus, Ohio, Courtney Johnson of Millbury, Ohio, Tyler Johnson and wife Rebecca of Walbridge, Ohio, Clay Johnson, Mitchell Johnson, Curtis Johnson, and Matthew Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister-in-law, Deidra Rivers and husband Barry; nephew, Chris Rivers and wife Tiffany; niece, Bettie Rivers; and sister-in-law, Benita Tabch and husband Moni; niece, Joumana Williams and husband Stephen; and a host of other family and friends in Texas and in Ohio.

Celebration of Life services for Dr. Sally J. Craycraft, 64, of Frisco will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Stonebriar Community Church in the Ministry Center with Pastor Dave Carl officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to the service time on Tuesday at the church. A memorial graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at King Cemetery in Mt. Enterprise with Barry Rivers officiating under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson. The family will visit with friends before and after the graveside at the cemetery on Wednesday.

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Bethann Currington-Leach

Currington-Leach, Bethann, age 64 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 27, 2019. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI

Donna J. Fair

Donna J Fair, age 87 of Toledo OH passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Kingston Care Center. She was born October 5, 1931 in Toledo, Oh to Maurice and Helen (Nicklin) Burgermeister.

Donna worked 25 years for Sylvania School System. Donna was a Den mother, beautiful seamstress, Quilter, cake decorator and enjoyed ceramics. You could find her every Saturday cheering her favorite team the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Donna is survived by her sons Larry (Dale), Jerry (Mary) and Ronald Fair, daughter Vickie (Dennis) Morgan, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, Brother, Jon (Marilyn) Burgermeister. She was preceded in death by her parents, youngest son Jon (Caren) Fair and 2 grandchildren.

A celebration of her life for friends and family will be held at Grace Lutheran Church at 4441 Monroe St. Toledo Ohio at 10:30 on October 5, 2019. A luncheon will follow immediately.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Wounded Warriors Fund, WoundedWarriorProject.org or the donors choice.

Joan (Czerniak) Fleitz

August 11, 1932 - September 25, 2019

Joan Fleitz is now resting in our Lord's loving arms while being reunited with her eldest daughter Becky.

She left us with her loving and devoted husband of 65 years, Robert Fleitz, by her side.

Everyone that knew Joan were blessed to have her unconditional love and true friendship.

She will forever be loved and missed.

Ronald Howard Gabel

Ron Gabel passed away in peace on Thursday, September 26, surrounded by his loving wife and their three children. Born November 23, 1942, Ron was from Toledo but currently lived at Devils Lake, Michigan.

Ron's generosity and love of family are two of the many gifts he shared so willingly. "Family first", was the motto he lived by. He was the number one cheerleader at his grandchildren's activities. His dresser over-flowed with colors from every school and gear for any kind of weather. Winters were spent in Fort Myers Beach where Ron and Sistie enjoyed family and friends. Whether by the beach or the pool, laughter could always be heard around the card table.

Ron began his career as a union apprentice in the sheet metal industry, becoming a journeyman in the mid 1960's. In 1973 he purchased VM Systems. He gave back to his trade in many ways. As an officer of SMCANO, he served on multiple committees including 35 years on the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee where he helped young men learn their craft. During these years he demonstrated a remarkable work ethic and became one of the most respected leaders in the industry.

Ron will be dearly remembered by his survivors: wife, Sistie, with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage in August; daughter Karey (Tim) Glancey; sons Ken Gabel, Craig (Kimberly) Gabel; 11 grandchildren, Breann, CJ, Devon, Nathan, Ashley, Jake, Caroline, Abbey, Sam, Maggie and Charlie; sister Joan (Tom) Nicholson; brothers Bob (Diana) Gabel, Jim (Kathy) Gabel; stepsister Jan Rosebrock (Dave); stepsister-in-law, Carolyn Boyer and stepfather Herb Boyer–103 years old; sisters-in-law Tootie Monaghan Morrette, Billie (Tom) Keller; brother-in-law Jim (Michelle) Ott and many nieces and nephews.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents Howard Gabel and Frances Gabel Boyer, niece Patti Monaghan Mia, nephew Ryan Gabel, stepbrother Doug Boyer and step-nephew Todd Rosebrock.

Friends may call at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. Rosary will be said at 1:00 PM with visitation to follow from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, September 29. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary on the Lake, 450 Manitou Road, Manitou Beach, MI on Monday, Sept. 30. Viewing at 10:00 AM and Mass at 11:00 AM. Fr. Todd Koenigsknecht and Fr. Ron Olszewski will con-celebrate. Interment will be in Green Cemetery, Manitou Beach, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution, please consider St. Mary on the Lake Catholic Church.

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Charles Goodell

Charles Goodell, 51, of Holland, Ohio, died unexpectedly on September 23, 2019. Charles had a great sense of humor, was kind, loving and giving. He helped anyone and everyone, whether it was fixing a car, moving a box, or painting a wall, never expecting anything in return.

He loved his family and was very protective of his sisters. He adored his daughter and grandchildren. He had a very special bond with his nephews, Mikey and Bobby.

Charles is survived by his father, Harlin Sr.; daughter, Samantha Stephenson; grandchildren, Alianna, Jonathan, and Eliza; sister, Tracy (Robert) Lawrence; brothers, Brian, Patrick, Michael and Harlin Jr.; and a host of other family members. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Steffen (Radenbaugh); step-mother, Carol Goodell; sister, Jodi; brother, Kevin Goodell; and nephews, Christopher Goodell and DeMarco Loredo.

A Celebration of Life luncheon will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 2-5 p.m. at Home Coming Park, 7807 Angola Rd, Holland, Ohio. The family wishes to thank everyone for their love and support during this time. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.toledocremation.com

Trisha Lynn Hamilton

The death of our child has been a most traumatic event. We now know to lose your child is to lose part of yourself. There can be no greater grief than the loss of a daughter so rich and vibrant of spirit. Our very soul and sinew gave us this special gift thirty-nine years ago. Trisha Lynn Hamilton came into this world on December 9, 1979. As she grew to a beautiful adult she formed a connection with the young and less fortunate, transcending both the religious and secular worlds for the rest of her life. When Trisha passed in her sleep on September 22, 2019, she left behind two families that will never forget: Lexington, South Carolina, and Northwest Ohio.

She became besotted with a community in South Carolina that cherished her education, her spirit and devotion to the school and to the religious community. Within eight years she made lasting impressions on both parents and students. The mother of one of her students reached out to us in a consoling way, but also to emphasize, "It is because of Trisha that my Abbie was able to make it through high school math." Another mother wrote, "Your ability to connect with your students and how you helped them realize their potential was priceless". The Meadow Glen Middle School family was so shaken by the tragedy they organized groups to reach out to the family and planned a school-wide special day honoring a "one of a kind leader, educator and friend." Her love for the community, and its people carried over beyond the classroom. Trisha devoted herself as a member of the Midtown Fellowship Church and her treasured Life Group. A memorial is being planned in South Carolina.

Trisha graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1998, and received her Bachelor of Arts at Eastern Michigan University before moving south to get her M.A. from Columbia College in South Carolina. Despite being a math teacher, Trisha was, by any standard, an eclectic learner and traveler. Some of her greatest moments came from the world of fine arts where she participated in band, flag corps, glee club and theater. Her more recent endeavor was loving the challenge of putting paint to canvas creating beautiful abstract designs. Her travel preferences were just as robust visiting Guatemala and Italy for an art rush. She also traveled with Campus Crusade for Christ to Honduras and various states. A great gift she possessed in dealing with so much devastation was her optimistic nature and sharp wit punctuated by an endearing sense of humor. We are comforted knowing Trisha loved us as much as we love her. Our lives will go on without her, but nothing will ever be the same.

Left to cherish her memory are Trisha's parents, Glen and Shirley Hamilton and siblings Kathy (Jim) Imbery, Deborah (Joe) Badger, Gregory (Rhonda) Hamilton and Monica (Billy) Balentyne; 10 nieces and nephews; and 12 great-nieces and nephews. She is also survived by many aunts and uncles, numerous cousins and a host of friends and colleagues in both Ohio and South Carolina; special godmother, Miriam Patznick; and beloved rescue dog, Arbor. Preceded in death were her grandparents Alfred and Myrtle Hamilton of Roseville, MI and Pete and "Zip" Ernst of Fort Loramie, Ohio and several aunts and uncles.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 South Coy Road on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 8:00pm. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:00am in St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Road, Toledo, where the family will greet friends beginning at 10:00am. Expressions of sympathy in Trisha's name are asked to consider: Midtown Fellowship Church, 510 Ginny Lane, Lexington, South Carolina 29072, Oregon Community Theater Art Scholarship, P.O. Box 167547, Oregon, Ohio 43616, orSouth of the Bully (Pit Bull Rescue) 3160 Highway 21, Suite 103 #40, Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715

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Isaac P. Harmon

Isaac P. Harmon (Ike), 86, passed away on September 28, 2019 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio after a brief illness. He was born on October 27, 1932 to Mattie and Orville Harmon in Tazewell, Tennessee and was raised in Monroe, Michigan.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Reece Brothers as a photolithographer for 30 years. He was a very active father in his sons lives coaching baseball, basketball, serving as a cub scout pack leader and as president of the PTA. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and cooking. Ike loved nothing more than spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving family, sons, Paul (Connie) Harmon, Scott (Cheryl) Geordt; five grandsons; 3 great-grandsons; 1 great-granddaughter; daughter-in-law Melanie and sister, Donna Foos. He was preceded in death by his wife Karen, son Jim, and brothers Howard and Elisha Harmon.

Ike's family wishes to extend heartfelt that to the staff and caregivers at Hospice of Northwest Ohio for the excellent care that he received.

Friends are invited to visit from 5:00-7:00pm on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave. where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00am. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. To send his family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

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Marilynn Hoffman

Marilynn Hoffman, age 74, of Sylvania, passed away on September 27, 2019. She was born on April 21, 1945 to Herman and Edna Hoffman in Muskegon, MI. Marilynn attended Hope College and the University of Toledo where she received her master's degree. She was a teacher for the Sylvania School System, retiring after 35 dedicated years.

Marilynn was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Judy Ganeff. She will be dearly missed by her loving companion of 49 years, Thomas Robakowski; brother, Robert (Yvonne) Hoffman; and 4 nephews.

In keeping with Marilynn's wishes, there will be no visitation. Family and friends are welcomed to attend the Funeral Services on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Lumen Christi Mausoleum at Resurrection Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

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Herta Johnson

Dearly loved mother and grandmother, Herta Johnson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family the morning of Friday, September 27, 2019, at the age of 90.

Born in Munich, Germany on July 27, 1929 to Joseph and Elsa Kroell. At the young age of 22 years old, Herta traveled to Toledo, Ohio from Munich, Germany. It is in Toledo where she met and married John Johnson. Together, they founded and operated Johnson Plate and Window Glass for 48 years. Herta enjoyed spending time with her four grandchildren, her two daughters, cooking, crossword puzzles, reading, home decorating, and crafting.

Herta was preceded in death by her husband, John. Cherishing her memory are her loving daughters, Christina (Russ) Hunsaker, Tanasa (David) Hoertz; her beloved four grandchildren, Rachael (Frank) Hullinger, Whitney (Travis) Beczynski, Andrew (Amy) Hoertz, and Kathryn Hoertz; her sister, Edelgard Whiteman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would especially like to thank the many nurses and aides, as well as, Sister Joy, Ben, and the staff at St. Clare Commons. The family would also like to thank the caring staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Their assistance in making the family comfortable during this difficult time is greatly appreciated. Services will be private. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Jeanne P. Koegler

Jeanne P. Koegler of Greenville, South Carolina went home to Jesus at the age of 93 years old on September 9, 2019. Jeanne led most of her wonderful life in Toledo. She volunteered for Young Life, Toledo Hospital Auxiliary, CASA, and the Toledo Zoo.

Her first husband Kenneth F. Koegler and youngest son Russell F. Koegler preceded her in death.

Jeanne will be sadly missed by her husband Denny Taylor; son Scott (Donna) Koegler; son Keith (Jayme) Koegler; granddaughter, Ashley (Kris) Fowler; and grandson Ryan Koegler. A private burial is planned.

Jonathon Robert Lewis

Lewis, Jonathan Robert, age 74 years, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away September 28, 2019. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH

Mabel M. Lindhorst

Mabel Lindhorst, age 99, died in her home on September 23, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Florence Munch; husband, Erick; sons, Jack and Kenneth; son in law, Phillip Meade Jr; and her siblings.

Mabel is survived by her son, Randy (Diana); daughter, Karen; daughter-in-law, Kay; 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 10 great- great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 30, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Rd, Toledo, OH 43613 (419-473-1301) with funeral services at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

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Donna M. Link

Donna M. Link, age 88, of Toledo and formerly of Reno Beach, passed away on Friday, September 27 at Sunset House, Toledo. She was born on June 7, 1931 in Toledo, OH to William "Barney" and Meta (Laas) Link. Donna retired from Consulting Radiologists in 1993 after working in the Billing Department for 20 years. She was one of the first employees at St. Charles Hospital when it opened, having received her training there as an LPN, and worked for Drs. Link and Lutton for many years as well. Donna was a member of Worship Center of Toledo. She belonged to the Eleanor Kahle Senior Center where she enjoyed playing pinochle, card games and poker. She also loved being around children.

Donna is survived by her niece, Patricia (Thomas) Webber of Parrish, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William "Bill" and John R. Link; and infant brothers, Kenneth, Wilbur and Donald.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9-10:30 a.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Bishop Pat McKinstry presiding. Interment will follow in Forest Cemetery.

Memorial tributes may be given to Ashanti Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences can be shared at

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Doris "Jean" Majchszak

Doris "Jean" Majchszak, 85, longtime Toledo resident, died late Friday evening, September 27 at Heritage Village of Waterville.

Doris' greatest love was her family and the many children that gravitated to her. Her next passion was gardening. She loved classic country music and would seldom refuse a chance to dance.

Born in Perrysburg, Ohio on September 13, 1934, Doris was a daughter of Lee and Naomi (Fortune) Miller. In addition to being a wife and homemaker as well as mother of 3 sons, Doris worked for Libby Glass in Toledo as a selector. She retired in 1994, after working over 35 years at Libby. Surviving are her children,David (Juliet) of Port St Lucie FL, Kenneth (Donna) of Holland OH, and Mark (Traci) of Cleveland OH; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, John J. Majchszak; parents; siblings, Colleen (Midge) Thomasson, Lorena (Pete) Murphy, Darlene Miller, Alan Miller and Rosevlynn Sampson. Visitation will be Monday Septbember 30, 2019, from 6-8pm and Tuesday October 1, 2019 from 2-8 pm at the Wisniewski Funeral Home 2426 N. Reynolds Road Toledo, Ohio where Funeral Services will be on Wednesday October 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Father Dave Nuess will officiate. Interment will be Restlawn Memorial Park.

Donations may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, Parkinson's Association, Saint Jude or Make A Wish Foundation.

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Linda Beth Malsch

Linda Beth Malsch, age 76, of Maumee, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on December 10, 1942 to Kenneth and Betty (Brown) Fought.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in the funeral home. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Maumee. Online condolences may be given at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Antoinette (Germano) Poskonka Marmar

It is with great sadness to announce that our beloved mother, Antoinette Poskonka Marmar, 96, fell asleep in the arms of our Lord on September 26, 2019. Although we are heartbroken, we can rejoice knowing that when she closed her eyes, her heart was filled with love of her family and beautiful memories of a life well lived.

Antoinette was born on November 5, 1922, the 1st born daughter of Filomena and Bernard Germano.

A 1940 graduate of Whitmer High School, "Toni" joined the U.S. Navy WAVES in October 1943, as a Yeoman 3rd class, stationed in Washington, DC. While in the service, Toni met Joseph Poskonka, USN, and a year later they were married at the Bethesda, MD Navy Chapel.

After settling in Toledo, Toni and Joe raised 5 children; Joe, Bernie, Rosemary, Ray and Tom and was a loving wife and mother. After the death of Joe in 1967 at the young age of 42, she raised her children to become responsible adults with families of their own.

In 1969, Toni met Archie Marmar, a wonderful man we were proud to call our step-dad. They loved ballroom dancing, and you could find them on the dance floor anytime, anywhere Big Band music would be playing. Archie passed in 2004, and they were blessed with a beautiful marriage for 29 years.

In 2012, at the age of 89, she met Park Blubaugh, a kind and gentle man and for two years they lived each day with laughter, love and deep faith.

Mom retired after 48 years as a secretary to the Italian Alba Club of Toledo. She also served as Chaplain of the Lake Erie Navy WAVES, Unit 128.

Our mother will be remembered for her love of life, family and friends, fun personality and giving spirit.

Antoinette is survived by her children, Joe (Kathy) Poskonka, Bernie (Sally) Poskonka, Rosemary (Ken) Galdys, Ray (Sherri) Poskonka and Ruth Marmar (Dennis) Gwynne; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; brother, Joe Iannucci; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Anthony Iannucci; loving husbands, Joe Poskonka and Archie Marmar; dear friend, Park Blubaugh; beloved son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Mary Poskonka; grandson-in-law, Vince Clark; great-granddaughter, Victoria Clark; sisters, Mary Keller, Angie Pinciotti, Bernice Napolski, and Lucille Feltman; and brother, Bernard Germano.

The family will receive guests to celebrate Antoinette on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 3 – 5:30 p.m. at Newcomer – West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Rd, Toledo, OH 43617 (419-392-9500). A Celebration of Life and Sharing of Memories will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

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Lois A. Marquardt

Marquardt, Lois A., age 79 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away September 27, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH

Ruth Nutten

Ruth Ann Nutten, 76, of South Toledo passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Genesis of Perrysburg. Ruth was born on December 14, 1942 in Toledo to Edward and Ida (Rahm) Nickey. Ruth was a Beautician for many years and at one point owned her own salon on Airport Highway. In addition to being a beautician, Ruth also worked for several stores and was with Hills (later Ames) until the store closed and she then retired.

Ruth was an avid card player and loved watching her soap operas. She also loved doing puzzles but her greatest joy came from her family time and being around her grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons Tony and Shawn Nutten, grandchildren Jessica and Chyna Hilldebrand and Xzavier Nutten, as well as great-grandchildren Allison and Charlotte Hilldebrand. Ruth is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Walter Funeral Home at 4653 Glendale, Avenue, Toledo, from 2-8 PM on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 2nd at 11 AM from the funeral home. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park. Please feel free to leave condolences at walterfuneralhome.com or on our Facebook page.

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William J. O'Keefe

William J. O'Keefe, age 81, of Toledo, passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 19, 1938 to William H. and Lorraine (Fenwick) O'Keefe. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He began a career working in retail pharmacy in the Toledo area. He was past president of the Toledo Academy of Pharmacy. He also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy

Retirement allowed him to pursue his interest in MAGIC. He was a member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), The Society of American Magicians (SAM), and The Toledo Society of Magicians, Ring 68.

He was a member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. He served as a Eucharistic Minister taking communion to "homebound" parishioners.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 34 years, Mary; children, Kathleen Yaros, Timothy (Holly) O'Keefe of Hebron, KY; step-children Laura Neal of Harker Heights, TX, Steven (Sara) Wells and David (Andrea) Wells; Grandsons, Connor and Logan O'Keefe; step-grandchildren Christopher Neal, Zachary, Tayler, and Brandon Wells; brother John (Nancy) O'Keefe of Cincinnati, OH; brother-in-law Carl Beckman; as well as nieces, nephews, and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; Ann, his first wife and mother of his children; son Andrew O'Keefe; and cousin Fr. Robert Hunt.

The family would like to thank a very special friend, Pattrick Przysiecki, for his many visits, laughs, and "magic" conversations. His compassionate concern for Bill was a blessing beyond measure.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 South Reynolds Road, on Tuesday, October 1, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. The funeral will begin in the mortuary on Wednesday, October 2, at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass in St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Toledo Memorial Park. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be made to St. Patrick of Heatherdowns or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please view and sign our online "guest registry" at CoyleFuneralHome.com

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Janice Frances Ohlman

Janice Frances Ohlman, age 57, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 21, 2019, surrounded by her family. Born on October 4, 1961, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Lawrence "Bud" and Geraldine (Gardner) Ohlman, she was the youngest of five children.

Intelligent, thoughtful and compassionate, Janice graduated from McCauley High School in 1979 and in 1992 earned a B.A. in accounting from The University of Toledo, magna cum laude.

She enjoyed a wide variety of arts and crafts and spent many years knitting afghans, hats and scarves for family members and friends. She was very well known for her baking skills, especially Christmas cookies. Baking brought her great joy and she was delighted to give and share these goodies with others. Janice was fond of all animals, big or small. If her parents would have allowed her, Janice would have had her own animal sanctuary.

In addition to her parents, Janice was preceded in death by her nephew, Ryan Moses and great nephew, Patrick G. Keleghan. She is survived by her siblings, Larry (Shari) Ohlman, Debi Moses, Sue (Rick) Fandrey and Mark (Cathi) Ohlman and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Fr. James Bacik on Friday, October 4, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church, 5522 Dorr Street, Toledo, OH.

Please consider memorial contributions to the Zepf Center, www.zepfcenter.org or to the Read for Literacy Program, https://www.readforliteracy.org.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cremation Society of Toledo.

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Douglas Alan Pastorek

Douglas Alan Pastorek, age 64, passed away at his home near Petoskey, MI, on October 12, 2018. Doug was born on January 22, 1954 in Toledo, OH, to Frank and Agnes Pastorek. He was a 1972 graduate of Rossford High School and received his Bachelor's in Economics and MBA degrees from The University of Toledo. Doug began his career in banking before becoming a financial advisor with American Express Financial Advisors. He opened his own practice in 1995, retiring in 2010.

Doug married Patricia Fetter in 1978. Doug and Pat remained together for 34 years, residing in the home Doug built near Perrysburg, OH. Doug is survived by their sons, Brad (Mary) of New York, NY and Brent (Elizabeth) of Hilliard, OH; five grandchildren, and his former wife, Pat. Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Agnes; and his brother, David. His brother, Daniel, also passed away in 2018.

Doug had a passion for sports and was at his happiest playing golf with his family. Throughout his life, he was an avid golfer and had a knack for teaching the game.

Services were private near his beloved home in Bay Harbor, MI.

David R. Revenaugh

In the early morning hours of Friday, September 20, 2019, David R. Revenaugh climbed into his fishing boat for the last time, enjoying favorable lake breezes, poles, bait and some extra lures already loaded aboard, aiming to catch the "big one".

Dave was born in Toledo, Ohio, March 5, 1947 and was a long-time resident of Oregon, Ohio. He was a proud 1965 graduate of Clay High School, attended Chabot University in California and Ashland University. He married his high-school sweetheart, Mary Lou Sigurdson on June 14, 1969.

Dave loved people. Some would say he was a collector of friends. Dave had a talent for seeing the best in each person and took great pleasure in helping his friends. Professionally, Dave was able to combine these gifts with his love of sports at places like the downtown YMCA, Spring Meadows Racquetball Club and the St. James Club.

Dave was also a talented sportsman. He loved competing, especially alongside good friends. Dave won numerous city and state championships in handball and was also a competitive racket sports player. Though if anyone ever asked him about his on-court exploits, the story would inevitably trend to how great it was to team with such talented partners like George Miller or Mike Ducey.

Dave was everyone's biggest fan. His pre-game speeches were motivational, mindful and befitting a champion. But it was his post-game critiques that led us to be the victors he saw in us. It was his insight, his understanding of the game, his love of competition and his nurturing guidance that made him the champion of our hearts. His love of sports and zest for life, live on in his children and grandchildren.

Dave was preceded in death by his mother, Ina; in-laws Guttormur and Helen Sigurdson. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou and their three children, Ross (Berkeley), Megin and Betsy; by his father, Norman (Jane), siblings Cheryl (Charles) Petersen, Paula (Rollin) Nagel, Donald (Sue) Revenaugh; Dianne, Peg, James, Thomas (Linda) and Edward (Tammy) Sigurdson. He is survived by his grandsons, Harry, Beau, Peter and Tommy; and by his many nieces and nephews.

Thanks to University Hospital Drs. Delaney, Meripol and Davidson, and the love and care of the UH staff Kate, Nancy, Jessica and Sandy.

A celebration of Dave's life and open house will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 2-5 at American Legion Christ Dunberger Post 4925 Pickle Road in Oregon.

In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to the YMCA Camp Storer 6941 Stony Lake RD., Jackson, Michigan 49201 or the Ronald McDonald House.

How lucky I am to have loved someone that makes saying good-bye so hard.

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Nancy J. Roberts

Roberts, Nancy J., age 74 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away September 27, 2019. Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, OH

Daniel Robinson

Robinson, Daniel, age 74 years, of Monclova, OH, passed away September 27, 2019. Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, Whitehouse, OH.

Gary Dennis Roytek

Roytek, Gary Dennis, age 67 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away September 27, 2019. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH.

Dr. Ronald L. Russell

Dr. Ronald L. Russell, PhD, 89, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2019 at his home in Nokomis, Florida. Ron was born to Flossie M. (Key) and George E. Russell in Miami, FL on May 27, 1930. A lifelong scholar, he held a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Divinity from Florida Southern College, a Master's in Divinity from Emory University, a Master's in Human Development and Family Studies from Emory University, and a Doctorate of Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University.

He married the love of his life, Beatrice E. Walling, on June 3, 1951 and were together for 50 wonderful years prior to her passing in 2000. They enjoyed traveling, visiting with their many friends, enjoying the arts, and being with family. They lived in several states over the course of their lives--Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, North Carolina, and Ohio--and they were lucky to make many lifelong friends across the United States.

Ron started his career as a minister for the United Methodist Church in the 1950s and served as the minister for several churches; his favorite was when he led a campus congregation through the Wesley Fellowship at Northern Illinois University.

Ron was committed to human equality, and as a minister in Florida in the 1950s and 60s, he spoke at civil rights meetings, participated in protests, and was part of the March on Selma, Alabama, led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When the church elders told Ron that they felt his views and speeches on civil rights were inappropriate, and asked him to tell an interracial couple to leave his congregation, he refused. Thereafter, he changed professions and devoted the rest of his career to education. He believed education was the key to societal progress and a vehicle to fight inequality.

Ron taught at Penn State University (1971-1972), Texas Tech University (1973-1978), and Bowling Green State University (1978-1994), and retired in 1994 as the Dean of the College of Education & Human Development at BGSU.

Ron made a lasting impact on so many people over the course of his career. He loved mentoring students--he was the academic adviser for over 400 graduate research and graduate teaching assistants, and an informal mentor to many more. His impact was such that throughout the rest of his life, Ron was visited by former students from his academic life and former friends from the Methodist churches with which he had been affiliated, even people who hadn't worked with him in over 50 years. He cherished these lifelong friendships.

After retirement, Ron and Bea split their time between their homes in Nokomis, FL and Hendersonville, NC. At his home in Nokomis, Ron led a weekly movie and dinner group and served on planning committees as a member of the board of the community's homeowners' association. He also picked up photography as a hobby and loved sharing his nature photos in custom calendars that he created for friends and family for many years.

Ron is survived by his two children, Teri (John) McCormick and Rick Russell. Ron delighted in his three granddaughters, Amber (Erick) Black, Kristin (Chris) McCormick, and Whitney McCormick. He is also survived by his three great-grandchildren, Eva and Ada Black and Ezra McCormick-Gross.

His family and friends will miss his endless supply of wisdom and kindness. The family wishes to thank Ron's many friends who enriched his life, with a special recognition to his neighbors David and Nancy at the Inlets, who helped him greatly in his final years. Thank you, also, to the staff at Tidewell Hospice for their loving care.

Ron requested that there be no service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Ron's memory to the Ronald L. Russell Leadership Award, care of the College of Education and Human Development at BGSU, Bowling Green, OH 43403. The scholarship was created as a legacy gift upon the occasion of Ron's retirement.

Harold L. Schulte

Harold Schulte, 91, of Genoa passed into the loving arms of God on Friday, September 27, 2019 at The Lakes of Monclova. He was born October 24, 1927 on his family's farm in Lake Township, the third of four boys, to Louis and Esther (Bosse) Schulte. He graduated from Lake High School in 1945. He was drafted into the US Army in March of 1946 and discharged November of 1946. He was redrafted into the US Army November 1950 and was assigned to Fort Belvoir, Virginia for cartography school. He was then stationed in post war Germany with the Corps of Engineers drawing maps. He was discharged in November 1952.

He met the woman that would become his wife, Irene Williams, at Vollmar's Park between periods of military service. They were married February 6, 1954 and enjoyed 65 years together.

He worked the farm from early childhood until he could no longer climb into the tractor in his 80's. He farmed with his 2 brothers for many years and then with his son and grandson. He truly loved the land that God gave him to care for.

He also was a true man of God. His beloved church, Zion Lutheran, was right around the corner from the farm. He devoted much time to his church as a member of council and financial treasurer of the building fund.

He was a member of the board of directors of the Luckey Farmers Cooperative. He served 9 years and served as secretary for many of those years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Irene, Son, Jim (Jackie), daughter, Deb (Bob) Valasek. His grandchildren, Jeff (Brooke) and Jennifer (Seth) Parkhurst survive. He is also survived by his 4 great-grandchildren, Alexis, Raelynn, Brianna, and Brynn. He was preceded in death by his 3 brothers, Lowell, Earl and Wilbur.

The family would like to thank the staff at Lakes of Monclova and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their loving care over the last weeks of his life.

Family and friends will be received 4-8 p.m., Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Marsh and Marsteller Funeral Home, 110 W. Main Street, Luckey, OH. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church, 26535 Pemberville Road, Latcha (Perrysburg), OH, with additional visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. Officiating will be Rev. Steve Bull. Interment will be in Lake Township Cemetery, Millbury. There will be a bereavement luncheon served in the church fellowship hall immediately following the cemetery committal service. Memorials may take the form of contributions to: Zion Lutheran Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at: www.marshfuneralhomes.com

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Thomas G. Smythe

Thomas G. Smythe 63, of Holland, OH, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, in the Ebeid Hospice after a brief illness. Tom was born November 30, 1955, in Toledo, OH, the youngest of 5 to Dr. John W. and Jane (Hoover) Smythe. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jim. He is survived by his brothers John (Mary Lou) of Danbury, WI, and Michael of Toledo, sister Jane Elaine Finn (Jack) of Royal Oak, MI,

sister-in-law Nancy Smythe of Toledo, and 7 nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School and Bowling Green State University. Although Tom suffered from schizophrenia, he was known for his very generous and giving spirit and his infectious laugh. He enjoyed going to garage sales and purchasing small gifts for family and friends and also crafting "folk art" gifts for them. He enjoyed feeding the birds (and squirrels) and often bought premium (people type) peanuts for them. He especially liked to hear and share a good story or joke and frequented the local coffee shops where he would share time with a friendly face. In recent months, whenever a friend left, Tom always said "Goodbye, I love you." We all love you too, Tom. Finally Tom and his brother "Jimmy" are together again, sharing all those great stories and memories. We miss them both. We would like to thank the staff and residents at The Marksch Family Group Home and all of the coffee shop and convenience store owners who were so kind and considerate of Tom over these past years. There will be a private burial; Tom will be remembered at the 4:00 PM Saturday Mass on November 2 (All Souls Day) at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Hill Ave in Holland, OH. In lieu of flowers, please make a special effort to be kind and understanding of any person suffering from mental illness and remember Tom at that moment. Those wishing to make a donation in Tom's memory are asked to consider NAMI GREATER Toledo (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) 2753 West Central, Toledo, Ohio 43606.

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

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David V. Spitler

David V. Spitler, age 58, died on August 18, 2019, in Kingshill, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. He was born in Toledo on November 27, 1960, to Clement and Mary (Roseborough) Spitler. David was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Linda; daughter Kristy Spitler; son Rob (Dani) Madden; sisters Kathleen (Bill) Manley, Mary (Ralph) Matzinger; brother Charles Spitler; nephew Ian; nieces Margaret, Elizabeth, and Carolyn. Services will be on Saturday, November 23, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2770 W. Central. Visitation at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew's or Toledo Animal Rescue. Condolences for the family can be left on www.reebfuneralhome.com

Gregory J. Tafelski

Gregory J. Tafelski, age 72, of Toledo, OH passed away at The Toledo Hospital on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. He was born October 4, 1946 in Toledo to Peter H. and Ruth A. (Washburn) Tafelski. Greg proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed by the Norfolk-Southern Railroad as a bridge and building supervisor for 30 years. Greg enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Cleveland Browns and OSU Buckeyes. Along with his wife of 51 years, Janet, some of his favorite things to do were traveling with family and spoiling the grandkids.

Greg is survived by his wife, Janet Tafelski; sons, Mark (Cyndi Lake), Michael (Kathleen), and Matthew (Nikki) Tafelski; grandchildren, Cameron, Taylor, Marysa, Ashley, Teague, Hudson, Alexis, and Ella; sister, Sherrie (Jerry) Jones; and nieces, Debbie Hoyt and Ann (Don) Carlson. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019 at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH 43611. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Melissa Steinecker officiating.

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Leonard C. Vogelpohl

Leonard C. Vogelpohl, 89, of the Genoa area passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg Center. He was born on April 1, 1930 in Curtice, Ohio to Carl and Myrtle Vogelpohl. Leonard was a graduate of Genoa High School and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He worked as a mechanic for Dunn Chevy Old's for 43 years, retiring in 1991. Leonard was an avid carpenter and skilled woodworker. He enjoyed the outdoors, watching wildlife and hunting.

Leonard is survived by his children, Jeff (Sandy), Mike (Diane), Joni (Dave) Sampsell, Joe (Debbie), Mary Anne (Ed) Kerchevall and Mark (Lisa); special lady, Mary Lou Gargac; many numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his brother, Ralph Vogelpohl. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; parents; brothers, Roland and Frederick Vogelpohl; sisters, Carol St. John, Audrey Wolf and Miriam Vogelpohl and grandchildren, Kurt and Whitney Vogelpohl.

Friends may visit Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd. Oregon, Ohio on Monday, September 30, 2019 from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Genoa where the Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Clay Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cherry Street Mission or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Mark J. Wallace

Mark J. Wallace, 43 of Columbus, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on June 23, 1976 to John and Mary (Watson) Wallace. Mark graduated from Lake High School and then went on to obtain his bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University. He had a passion for antiquing and of course The Ohio State Buckeyes. One of his favorite memories was being the bat boy for the Toledo Mud Hens. What Mark cherished most was his loving family who will dearly miss him.

Mark is survived by his parents; sisters, Kimberly Schacht, Teri Contreras; brothers, Kenny Massie and Johnny and George Wallace; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles

Graveside services will be held at on, Monday, September 30, 2019 at Lake Township Cemetery at 1:00 pm. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Ruth E. White

Ruth E. White, 97, of Genoa, Ohio, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019 as a resident of Heartland of Perrysburg in Perrysburg, Ohio. She was born in Charleston, WV on August 28, 1922 to Lawrence and Ivy (Anderson) Spencer and on May 21, 1940 she married Lonnie B. White, in Charleston. Lonnie preceded her in death in 1979.

Ruth was a devoted homemaker who loved to take care of her family and was known far and wide for her famous fudge. When her children were young she enjoyed volunteering in the parent organizations and their activities. As her family grew older she continued helping others, most notably for the 25 years she spent volunteering at the St. Charles Hospital Gift Shop in Oregon, Ohio.

Ruth is survived by her children, Boyd White, Glenna (Danny) Rufo; grandchildren, Kelly Reimer, Kent Rufo, Chris Rufo, Jennifer Wiggington and Lonnie White, along with 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son, Robert White; grandson, David White; brother, Lawrence Spencer and sister, Elizabeth Springton.

A memorial service for Ruth will be conducted at 3 PM, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Northwood Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2975 Eastpointe Dr., Northwood, Ohio 43619. In her memory please direct your memorial contributions to the charity of your choice. The Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and crematory, 501 West St., Genoa, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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September 28, 2019

Lois Jean Berning

Lois Jean Berning, 89, passed away September 24, 2019 at The Toledo Hospital. She was born February 20, 1930 to Ervin and Lucille Woeller in Toledo. A graduate of Whitney High School, she worked as a keypunch operator at LOF/Pilkington for over 25 years. She married Robert L. Berning, June 22, 1971, who preceded her in death. Lois was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Lois is survived by her children, Brenda Radunz-Hammett, Dale Radunz, Thomas (Brenda) Radunz, Thomas (Marilyn) Berning, Donald (Susan) Berning, Connie Berning-Ohms, Gale Anne (Rich) Berning-Heer, Dale (Tina) Berning; sister in law, Elaine Radunz; special friend and companion, Raymond Flood and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Gerald Berning; sisters, Virginia Racker, Janice Zimmerman and brother, Larry Woeller.

Friends are invited to visit from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe Street, where services will commence at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or Shriner's Children's Hospital. Condolences for Lois' family may be expressed online at www.ansberg-west.com

Ronald Howard Gabel

Ron Gabel passed away in peace on Thursday, September 26, surrounded by his loving wife and their three children. Born November 23, 1942, Ron was from Toledo but currently lived at Devils Lake, Michigan.

Ron's generosity and love of family are two of the many gifts he shared so willingly. "Family first", was the motto he lived by. He was the number one cheerleader at his grandchildren's activities. His dresser over-flowed with colors from every school and gear for any kind of weather. Winters were spent in Fort Myers Beach where Ron and Sistie enjoyed family and friends. Whether by the beach or the pool, laughter could always be heard around the card table.

Ron began his career as a union apprentice in the sheet metal industry, becoming a journeyman in the mid 1960's. In 1973 he purchased VM Systems. He gave back to his trade in many ways. As an officer of SMCANO, he served on multiple committees including 35 years on the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee where he helped young men learn their craft. During these years he demonstrated a remarkable work ethic and became one of the most respected leaders in the industry.

Ron will be dearly remembered by his survivors: wife, Sistie, with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage in August; daughter Karey (Tim) Glancey; sons Ken Gabel, Craig (Kimberly) Gabel; 11 grandchildren, Breann, CJ, Devon, Nathan, Ashley, Jake, Caroline, Abbey, Sam, Maggie and Charlie; sister Joan (Tom) Nicholson; brothers Bob (Diana) Gabel, Jim (Kathy) Gabel; stepsister Jan Rosebrock (Dave); stepsister-in-law, Carolyn Boyer and stepfather Herb Boyer–103 years old; sisters-in-law Tootie Monaghan Morrette, Billie (Tom) Keller; brother-in-law Jim (Michelle) Ott and many nieces and nephews.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents Howard Gabel and Frances Gabel Boyer, niece Patti Monaghan Mia, nephew Ryan Gabel, stepbrother Doug Boyer and step-nephew Todd Rosebrock.

Friends may call at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. Rosary will be said at 1:00 PM with visitation to follow from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, September 29. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary on the Lake, 450 Manitou Road, Manitou Beach, MI on Monday, Sept. 30. Viewing at 10:00 AM and Mass at 11:00 AM. Fr. Todd Koenigsknecht and Fr. Ron Olszewski will con-celebrate. Interment will be in Green Cemetery, Manitou Beach, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution, please consider St. Mary on the Lake Catholic Church.

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Cullen Thomas Lumbrezer

Our hearts broke on September 25th when Cullen Thomas Lumbrezer died. Precious and beloved son of Michael and Lynn. Cherished brother of Megan, Sr. Mary Rita, O.P., Tricia (Thomas) Drockton, Michael, Jr. (Rachel), Rose (deceased), Brendan, Kevin (Christina), Bryan, Christopher (Christina Ramsey), Maria, and Ana Holz. Doting uncle of six.

Visitation will be held Sunday, September 29th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, where The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, September 30th at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, with Fr. Michael Dandurand presiding. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.

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Terry Lee McBroom

erry Lee (Puhl) McBroom, 81, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2019 in Florida. Terry was born on May 15, 1938 in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Marseille (Spire) Beals and Ralph Puhl. Terry was married to Clarence Richard (Dick) McBroom on July 2, 1965 and they were married for 37 years. Terry was the loving mother of Cheri (Andy) Matyk, Steve (Kristy) McBroom, and Mark (Mary) McBroom; grandmother of Taylor, Andrew, Connor, Amanda, Madison and Grant and sister of Debbi (Rock) Dunlap. Preceding her in death were her son, Steve and husband, Dick.

Terry graduated from Bowling Green State University and was a Home Economics teacher in Napoleon and Bryan, Ohio. She loved to sew, quilt, decorate and was always entertaining in her home in Napoleon. Terry was instrumental in the founding and operations of Maumee Valley Broadcasting and WNDH Radio.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home in Napoleon, OH. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30am on Monday, September 30, 2019 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Napoleon. The family suggests contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org); Hospice of Henry County or Suncoast Hospice Foundation. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.rodenbergergray.com.

Jeffrey L. Storrs

Storrs, Jeffrey L., age 57 years, of Granite City, IL passed away September 24, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

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Leonard Vogelpohl

Vogelpohl, Leonard, age 89 years, of Genoa, OH, passed away 09/26/19. Freck Funeral Chapel, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

September 27, 2019

Kenneth L. Adams

Kenneth Lee Adams, age 71, of South Toledo, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on April 29, 1948, to Robert and Alice Adams. Ken was a graduate of Libbey High School. He worked for the Metal Forming and Coining Company for 37 years retiring in 2014 and was a member of the UAW local 12.

Ken was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan, loved NASCAR racing, trains, Harley Davidson motorcycles and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Sue Adams; son Randy (Heather Bartlett) Adams; daughters Kristi (Dan Jones) Adams and Kara Adams; grandchildren Alexis, Jaidan, Maddex, Serenity, Johnta and Johnny; sister Patsy (Les) Vogelsong; sister-in-laws Chris (Len) Miller; and Sheree (Doug) Johnson.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Saturday, September 28 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 6:00 p.m. Please view Ken's video tribute and leave a condolence message for the family at www.coylefuneralhome.com.

Raymond Leone Baker

Baker, Raymond Leone, age 92 years, of Green Springs, OH passed away September 26, 2019. Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Green Springs, OH. As published in The Blade

Robert N. Coleman

Coleman, Robert N., age 70 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away . Grisier-Weigel Funeral Home, Adrian, OH. As published in The Blade

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Cook, Ruth A., age 76 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away September 25, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Neil E. Downs

Maumee – Neil E. Downs I, 85, died Thursday September 19, 2019 at The Lakes of Monclova in Maumee, Oh.

Born in Maumee Ohio to Donald and Marian (Wotton) Downs, he leaves his wife of 65 years, Shirley (Ferguson) Downs; daughter Kelly (Jeff) Eckel; grandchildren Nikki (Aaron) Haines, Jessie (Dan) Moses, and Richard (Christine) Eckel; and his great grandchildren Molly and Lilly Moses whom he adored. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Neil E. Downs II; brothers Richard Downs, Donald "Butch" Downs; sisters Suzanne Rodgers and Jacklyn Kopp.

Visitation will be at 10:00 am followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am, at the Maumee United Methodist Church, Maumee on Monday, September 30, 2019. Burial will be private.

The family asks that donations be made in Neil's name to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Maumee United Methodist Church.

Donna J. Fair

Donna J Fair, age 87 of Toledo OH passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Kingston Care Center. She was born October 5, 1931 in Toledo, Oh to Maurice and Helen (Nicklin) Burgermeister.

Donna worked 25 years for Sylvania School System. Donna was a Den mother, beautiful seamstress, Quilter, cake decorator and enjoyed ceramics. You could find her every Saturday cheering her favorite team the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Donna is survived by her sons Larry (Dale), Jerry (Mary) and Ronald Fair, daughter Vickie (Dennis) Morgan, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, Brother, Jon (Marilyn) Burgermeister. She was preceded in death by her parents, youngest son Jon (Caren) Fair and 2 grandchildren.

A celebration of her life for friends and family will be held at Grace Lutheran Church at 4441 Monroe St. Toledo Ohio at 10:30 on October 5, 2019. A luncheon will follow immediately.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Wounded Warriors Fund, WoundedWarriorProject.org or the donors choice.

Steven D. Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Steven D., age 56 years, of Findlay, OH, passed away September 25, 2019. Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, OH. As published in The Blade

Samantha Jensen

Samantha Jean Jensen passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the age of 29. Born in Toledo, she was the middle child of three siblings - a fact she often repeated. Sam attended Notre Dame Academy before moving to Orlando, FL to receive her Bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida (though her heart always belonged to the University of Michigan). She was an educator and Ravenclaw to her core, prizing wit, knowledge, and determination above all else. When she was not transforming the lives of her beloved students, Sam could often be found leading line-dances and drinking whiskey, hunting for her next set of mickey ears, or rearranging her extensive Harry Potter collection as well as spending time with the love of her life and soulmate, Jordan Pritt. She was loving, passionate, fiery, and unstoppable. Her magic will live on forever. Always.

Join us for a Celebration of Life - Sam's life! Saturday, September 28, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Regency Hospital - 5220 W Alexis Rd Sylvania OH 43560. Back of facility, parking available. Do not go inside Regency, thanks!

As per her wishes, this gathering will be a joining of friends and family to share our favorite memories and experiences with Sami. Small bites will be provided. In honor of her unyielding devotion to the Michigan Wolverines, please make an attempt to dress in blue and yellow. Regardless of your team affiliation, let's embrace Sami's passion!

Instead of gifts or flowers, please consider a donation to a fund to help Sami's students that she served so tirelessly. A memorial fund has been created in which her students will determine those that are helped, per their feeling on "WWJD" (What Would Jensen Do)

https://www.paypal.me/GiveLikeMsJensen "

Jamie P.R. Klavinger

Klavinger, Jamie P.R., age 41 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away September 23, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH. As published in The Blade

Thomas Cullen Lumbrezer

Lumbrezer, Cullen Thomas, age 19 years, of Metamora, OH, passed away September 25, 2019. Weigel Funeral Home, Metamora, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary F. Seifert

Seifert, Mary F., age 94 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away September 24, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Douglas John Stevens

Douglas J. Stevens, 59, of Perrysburg, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019. He was born February 14, 1960 in Defiance, Ohio to Robert and Jeanine (Peters) Stevens. He graduated from Ayersville High school in 1978 and attended Michigan Tech in Houghton Michigan.

He married Kimberly L. Reckner on August 1, 2001 and together they shared 18 years together. He was currently a truck driver for USF Holland.

Douglas was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and Cleveland Indians fan. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; children, Weston Stevens and Brandon Stevens, both of Defiance, Lindsey (Bryon) Bevard of Archbold, and Brittany (Jesse) Hamilton of White Lake Michigan; grandchildren, Bryson Stevens, Kyersten Stevens, Rylee Bevard, Raelynn Stevens, Jayce Bevard and Brixton Hamilton; sister, Michele Stevens; mother, Jeanine and mother and father-in-law, Connie (Bob) Carroll. He was preceded in death by his father Robert Stevens and grandson, Haden Bevard.

A celebration of Douglas's life will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Aryersville United Methodist Church, 27728 Ayersville Pleasant Bend Road, Defiance, Ohio 43512. Memorial contribution may be made to Ayersville United Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Condolences may be made to the family online at:

www.witzlershank.com

Nola Wahl

Wahl, Nola, age 72 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 24, 2019. Cremation Society, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Joe A. Winterfeld

Joe A. Winterfeld, age 87, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Wednesday morning, September 25, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born November 28, 1931 in Holland, Ohio to Clarence and Rosa (Drewyor) Winterfeld. Joe was a 1951 graduate of Swanton High School. Joe was drafted in the United States Army and was a Korean War Veteran. Upon his return home from the service, he married the love of his life, Lois JoAnn Bridges on July 12, 1952.

Joe worked for Toledo Edison as a meter reader and retired from the Village of Swanton Street Department. He also drove school bus for the Swanton Local School District. Joe was very active with the Boy Scouts for many years and was recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. He enjoyed woodworking in his garage and tending to the greenhouses he owned and operated for several years.

Joe will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 67 years, JoAnn; their children, Stephen Winterfeld, Theodore Winterfeld, Brenda (Brian Hagarty) Mageau, Tony (Cheri) Winterfeld and Angela (Mike) McLaughlin; grandchildren, Jason (Lauren), Ryan, Melissa (Matt), Jessica (Graham), Andrew, Justin, Kassidy, Devon (Ariel), Tim and Andy; 5 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Rosella (James) Niday, Janet Barnhart and Orletta (Edward) Jordan; sisters-in-law, Dolores Johnson and Dena Willard; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and 10 siblings.

Family and friends may visit Saturday, September 28th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, in Swanton (419.826.2631). Services remembering Joe's life will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home and conclude with Military Honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America~Erie Shores Council, 5600 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH 43623. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.weigelfuneralhomes.com

September 26, 2019

Robert H. Anteau

Robert Howard Anteau, 79, passed away at Ebeid Hospice on Saturday, September 21, 2019 surrounded by family. He was born in Toledo to Howard and Dorothy (Schuster) Anteau on November 20, 1939.

Bob graduated from Devilbiss High School (class of 1957), and The University of Toledo (class of 1962). During his college years, Bob worked for his Uncle Richard Anteau at Schorlings Market. He continued his employment there after graduating and purchased the store in 1980. Bob operated the Market until he ceased operation in 2016. He truly enjoyed his work and treasured the great customers and employees he had over the years.

Bob was a long time member of Hope Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Toledo Rocket Club and a supporter of the men's basketball team. Bob was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers during good years and bad. He enjoyed bowling, bicycling in Wildwood, fishing and swimming at the family cottage on Black Lake in Northern Michigan, and hosting holiday dinners for family and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Anteau; nephew, Greg Anteau; niece, Christine Reynolds; and brothers-in-law's, James Thomas, Charles Thomas, and John Hirschle. In addition to his wife, Sue, who he married in 1965, he is survived by his children, Diane (James) Lavrich, Stephen Anteau; grandchildren and best buddies, Ryan and Sarah Lavrich; and his granddog, Burt. He is also survived by aunt, Sue (Marty) Marcus; sister, Carol (Rick) Torres; brother-in-law, Dan (Janet) Thomas; sisters-in-law, Sally Ryf, Janell Hirschle, and Nellie Thomas; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends will be received on Saturday, September 28, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 2201 Secor Road, Toledo, until the time of Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hope Lutheran Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Alice Joann (Zahoran) Berkey

Alice Joann (Zahoran) Berkey, (85), of West Hartford, Conn. formerly of Johnstown, passed away September 23, 2019. Born June 2, 1934 daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Kovalik) Zahoran. Survived by her children, Jacquelyn Berkey, Toledo, Ohio, David Berkey, Chicago, Jennifer and husband Robert Manning, W. Hartford, Conn.; brother, Michael Zahoran, Jr., Pittsburgh and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. "Joann" is a lifelong member of Christ the Saviour Cathedral. She obtained her Masters' degree in nursing and retired as the Assistant Director of Toledo Hospital. She was an active supporter of Toledo Athletics and spent many years traveling with her family. After retirement she lived in the Myrtle Beach where she enjoyed the shore life before moving to Connecticut to be near her daughter.

Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Friday at Moskal-Reid Funeral Home where the very Reverend Protopresbyter Robert Buczak will hold Panachida at 7 PM Friday. Funeral Service will be celebrated at 10 AM Saturday at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Committal Cathedral cemetery. The family requests that gifts be made to the Christ the Saviour Cathedral Fund or the Alzheimer's Association in her memory.

Michael J. DeYoung

DeYoung, Michael J., age 62 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 22, 2019. Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Edward N. Drab

Drab, Edward N., age 74 years, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away September 23, 2019. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Luckey, OH. As published in The Blade

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Jean Hilda (Newton) Herman, 93, of Whitehouse, OH, passed away September 23, 2019 at Blue Creek Healthcare. She was born March 17, 1926 in Toledo, OH to Eugene & Helen (Winover) Newton. Jean worked for Anthony Wayne Schools, Toledo Rubber Products and R & R Plastics. She was a member of Neapolis Church of Christ and Royal Neighbors of America.

She married Larry D. Herman December 15, 1945. He preceded her in death. Jean is survived by her son, Thomas (Diana) Herman; daughter-in-law, Linda Herman; grandchildren, Paul (Ammy) Herman, Amy (William) Phillips, Phillip (Allison) Herman, Annette (Eric) Beck, Tammy (Ed) Rush, Ken Lang, and Becky (Shawn) Madden; 10 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Jean was preceded in death by her parents, son Robert Herman; and siblings, Warren Newton, Robert Newton, Gordon Newton and Margaret Hari.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt Pleasant Cemetery, 14180 Bailey Rd., Grand Rapids, OH. The family suggests giving memorial contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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

Mark J. Knorr

Mark J. Knorr, age 56, of Toledo, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Josina Lott Residential and Community Services. He was born March 11, 1963, to Dale H. and Lillian E. (Rinkowski) Knorr in Toledo. Mark attended Lark Lane School and worked as a line worker for Lott Industries for many years. He was a member of Regina Coeli Catholic Church. Mark enjoyed bowling, participated in the Special Olympics, and loved to travel with his family.

Surviving are his siblings, Judy Wolfgang, Dale Knorr, Nancy Vargas, Dave (Patricia) Knorr, Larry Knorr, Linda Knorr, Anne (Rob) Bytnar, and Michael (Janet) Knorr and many nieces and nephews. Mark was preceded in death by both parents, brother in law, Jim Wolfgang; sister in law, Ruth Knorr and many aunts and uncles.

Visitation begins at 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 28, in Regina Coeli Catholic Church where the Funeral Mass begins at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery. Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, OH is assisting the family. Donations are preferred to the Josina Lott Residential Fund or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

www.urbanskifuneralhome.com

Graeme O. Lauber

Lauber, Graeme O., age 78 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away September 24, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Deborah Ann Layton

Deborah Ann Layton, 72, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away on September 17, 2019. She was born in Newark, Ohio, to Robert and Hettie Jo (Patterson) Layton. Deborah was an x-ray technician at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. She loved sewing, knitting, quilting and was a member of the Swiss Singers for 45 years.

Deborah is survived by her siblings, James (Debra) Layton and Joan (Jack) Maybury; close friends, Barbara Carr, Kristine Abel, Ruby Napier, Elizabeth Novinsky, Shelly Merritt. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Deborah was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may visit at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Rd., on Sunday, September 29, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 3:00 p.m. Inurnment will take place at Glenn Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg, Ohio on October 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Those wishing an expression of sympathy in Deborah's name are asked to consider the Toledo Swiss Singers in care of Barb Carr, 565 Robindale Ave., Oregon, Ohio 43616.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

Mark Lemar

Lemar, Mark, age 58 years, of Richmond, IN passed away September 21, 2019. Tribute Funeral Home, Greenville, OH. As published in The Blade

Carol Sue Freed Lewandowski

After a short illness, Carole Sue Freed Lewandowski, 53, passed away September 23, 2019 at her home in Lakeland, FL. She was born on August 31, 1966 in Toledo, Ohio and was the third child and the only daughter of Charles and Jacqueline Freed. Carole graduated from Sylvania Southview High School and moved to Florida immediatley after graduation. She was a licensed personal banker and was employed at Chase and Wells Fargo banks. Carole graduated from the International Air and Hospitality Academy in Vancouver, Washington. She adored cats and always had two or three. She would often feed a stray that came across her path. Carole was an excellent cook and would put on elaborate meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

She is survived by her parents and two older brothers, Clarke Freed and Jon Freed, all of Lakeland.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church at 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland. The family would like to thank Mike Douglas for all his caregiving. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Hospice Lakeland, First Presbyterian Church Lakeland or the SPCA.

William Clarence "Bill" Miller

August 14, 1928 - September 20, 2019

William Clarence Miller was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 14, 1928. He was the third oldest of eight children born from the union of the late Clarence and Veronica (Carl) Miller. He graduated from Maumee High School with the Class of 1947, and later attended classes at the University of Toledo. Bill served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany.

As a young man he took a position as credit manager for Toledo Scale. This would turn out to be a life changing experience since he would meet his future wife, Theresa Ravary who was also employed there. They were wed on August 28, 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Erie. He would later take employment with Monroe Auto Equipment retiring on March 31, 1992 after many years of service.

Bill was active in his parish for many years serving as an usher, singing in the choir, and had been a volunteer for the Labor Day Festival working the Country Store for more than fifty years. He was a member of the Bedford and Luna Pier Seniors and the Erie Friendship Club where he enjoyed playing cards. He loved traveling and visiting the family's Lewiston cottage. An accomplished gardener,

Bill was always proud of his fifty plus tomato plants.

Bill, 91, of Erie passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 at his home under the care of Hospice of Northwest Ohio. In addition to his parents his passing was preceded by seven siblings, Betty Franchina, June Evans, Dolores Wheeler, Jane LaFontaine, JoAnn Robertson, John Miller, and Patricia Fitzpatrick; sister-in-law, Dolores Beutler; and brother-in-law, Jim Oneill.

To cherish his memory he leaves his beloved wife of sixty-five years, Theresa of Erie; three children, Michael (Dana) Miller of Lambertville, Mark Miller of Erie, and Kathy (Paul) Ansted of Naples, Florida; three grandchildren, Chad, Kyle, and Tara; a sister-in-law, Virginia Oneill; two brothers-in-laws, Donald Beutler and Donald (Jeannie) Ravary; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may gather from 4:00-8:00pm on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Merkle Funeral Service, Erie; 9156 Summit Street (734) 384-5185. A Mass of the Resurrection will take place at 11:00am on Friday, September 27 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2214 Manhattan Street with Father James Scheick officiating. Procession will follow to the church cemetery for burial.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Joseph School in Erie. Online guests may visit www.merklefs.com.

W.C. Myers

Myers, W.C., age 75 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 20, 2019. Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Rev. James D. Shotwell

Rev. James D. Shotwell, Sr., age 88, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at his home in Delta, Ohio. Jim was an honorably retired minister of Maumee Valley Presbytery. A graduate of Pittsburgh Seminary, and after service in the US Army Medical Corp, Jim was ordained in Maplewood, NJ in 1956, and served churches in NJ, MD, and many in OH. A memorial service for Jim will be held on Saturday, September 28, at 11:00am, at the Delta United Methodist Church in Delta, Ohio with a lunch to follow the service. Condolences may be sent to Jim's son Ed Shotwell, 19 Hawthorne Dr. Delta, OH 43515.

Lindsey M. Williams

Lindsey M. Williams, age 36, of Maumee, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 with her loving family by her side. She was born on January 5, 1983 to Michael Hahn and Linda Costell in Toledo. Lindsey graduated from Springfield High School in 2001. She married the love of her life, Barry Williams on October 12, 2001 and they spent 18 years together. Lindsey enjoyed traveling to Ocean City, Maryland and spending time at the boardwalk with her husband. Her smile and spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Josephine and Donald Wodarski, Frank and Betty Hahn, and Martha Costell. Lindsey is survived by her loving husband, Barry; parents, Linda and Lou Costell; and Mike (Linda) Hahn; maternal grandfather, Dale Przeslawski; in-laws, Jerry and Phyllis Williams; half-sister, Brynn Hahn; step-siblings, Jennifer (Cary) Sterns, Andrew (Kim) Costell and Joseph (Kim) Costell; brother-in-law, Jeffrey Williams; sister-in-law, Michelle Williams; aunt, Lee (Michael) Mertz; and many other family members and dear friends.

The family will receive guests on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 5 – 7:00 p.m. at Newcomer – Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900) with Memorial Services beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Joe A. Winterfield

Winterfield, Joe A., age 87 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away September 25, 2019. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH. As published in The Blade

Charles E. Wyatt

Charles E. Wyatt, 73 of Toledo passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019, surrounded by his family at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was a hard worker for 42 years at General Motors "Powertrain" retiring in 2012 due to illness.

He enjoyed working in his yard and buying new cars. He will always be loved and remembered by all that knew him.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Sylvia Wyatt; daughters, Phyllis (Paul) Stuart of Toledo, OH, Chandra Wyatt of Louisville, KY; son, Christopher Wyatt of Toledo, OH; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.

Services will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019, Wake/Visitation 12pm, Funeral 1pm at The Ark of Toledo Church, 2500 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, OH 43607. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Robert A. "Bucks" Yockey

Robert A. "Bucks" Yockey, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Mercy Health-St. Vincent Medical Center. Born April 19, 1960, Bucks was a graduate of Northwood and Penta County Vocational High Schools, and he was a fixture in the Toledo Automotive Industry for 40 years.

He cherished time spent with his sons; scouting, wrestling and camping trips as kids; showing them how to work on cars and home projects as they grew older. He also enjoyed deer hunting every year and rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs. Most importantly, he was a kind and funny person with an amazing laugh that could brighten a room; generous and giving to anyone who needed him.

Left to cherish his memory; his loving wife, Dawn of 37 years; sons, Robert Jr. (Emily) and Kyle (Cara); grandchildren, Abigail, Cole and Aurora; brothers, James (Terri), Donald (Patricia) and Jerry (Roxanne); mother-in-law, Eilleen Inks (Gus); brother-in-law, Brian Sabo (Amy); sister-in-law, Holly Coduti (Louis); as well as nieces and nephews that meant the world to him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paige and Mary Louise (Davis) Yockey and beloved sister, Peggy Gorman.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. with a memorial service at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wood County Humane Society. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at St. Vincent Medical Center.

www.freckchapel.com

Gretchen Louise Zimmerman

Zimmerman, Gretchen Louise, age 94 years, of McClure, OH, passed away September 23, 2019. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, McClure, OH. As published in The Blade

September 25, 2019

Richard “Dick” C. Anderson

Anderson, Richard “Dick” C., age 79 years, of Defiance, OH, passed away September 21, 2019. Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, OH. As published in The Blade

Deborah K. Buck

Deborah Kay Buck, 63, of Toledo Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 after a long fight with lung cancer. Debbie was born on January 5, 1956 to Joseph and Shirley (Voss) Buck in Toledo, Ohio. Debbie worked for Okechobee steak house in West Palm Beach, FL, where she met Jose Antonio Guzman, and they went on to have four children.

She enjoyed dancing, gardening and being outdoors, but time spent with family was by far her favorite. Debbie will be known as a kind soul with a beautiful smile who always made the most of whatever came her way. Debbie lived life to the fullest up until the very end.

She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Allan Buck and Jackie Buck; nieces, Amber, Chelsea and nephew Donald. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Angela, Tony Jr., Ronnie and Cory Guzman, many grandchildren and extended family.

Family and friends will be received from 1:00 p.m. until the start of services at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Hoeflinger-Shank Funeral Home (419-691-6768) 3500 Navarre Ave. Oregon, OH. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Debbie's name, are asked to consider the American Lung Cancer Association. Online condolences may be left at

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Mary Anne Clough

Mary Anne Clough, 94, of Wauseon, OH, passed Sunday, September 22,2019 at Genacross Lutheran Services Alpine Village. She was born on July 22, 1925 in Riga, Michigan to Harland and Stella (Mason) Smith.

Mary Anne is survived by her children, Karleen (Paul) Sternisha; Eileen (Thomas) Fitzenreiter; grandchildren, Heather Fitzenreiter, Linda Baldwin, Toby (Jill) Fitzenreiter, and Andrew (LeAnna) Sternisha; great grandchildren, Emma St.Clair, Nathaniel Hull, William Fitzenreiter, Henry Fitzenreiter and Eve Fitzenreiter; and one great great grandchild, Ethan Hull. Also surviving are her siblings, Willis Smith and Frances Goetz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Berl; infant daughter, Connie Jeanne and siblings, Jeanne Knoblauch, Harry Smith and Dorothy Kusner.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 26 at 11:30 am at Fayette Christian Church with a memorial gathering at the church prior to the service starting at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Alpine Village. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.rodenbergergray.com

William A. Crapsey Sr.

William a Crapsey Sr. 75 of Toledo passed away Friday September 20, 2019 in Wauseon, Ohio. William was born in Toledo on April 27, 1944 to Joseph and Mildred (Kelly) Crapsey. He was a retired truck driver that enjoyed his days camping, fishing, watching his Steelers play, but most of all enjoyed time spent with family and close friends. Billy was a proud Marine, the baby of 13 children and spoiled rotten. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christina (Wagner) Crapsey; parents; daughter, Lisa Crapsey; grandsons, William the III, and Christopher Childress; granddaughter, Brandi Herbert, and 11 siblings. He is survived by his children, William Jr, Christopher and James (Andrea Slaten) Crapsey; last surviving sibling, sister, Eleanor (Alton Jones) Frey; special brother-in-law, Mike Wagner; special sister-in-law, Peggy Fry; 16 grandkids and 15 great grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends in the Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd Toledo, Ohio (419-475-5055) on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by burial in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

www.urbanskifuneralhome.com

Kevin Charles Grimm

Kevin Charles Grimm, 54, died September 5, 2019 in Zephyrhills, FL. He was born September 22, 1964 in Toledo, OH. Kevin worked at Tibbets as a spray painter and then worked as a franchisee for Coverall Cleaning. He was a graduate of Sanford Massage Therapy in Florida and then later worked part time cleaning homes before illness prevented him from working.

Kevin was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia. He is survived by mother Mitzi; step-father, Gregory Dorfmeyer; brother, Bill Grimm, of Kansas City, MO; and niece, Shannon Richardson.

There will be a graveside memorial service on Saturday, September 28 at 10:00 A.M. at Lyons Cemetery in Lyons, OH. Pastors Calvin Walden and Aaron Deline officiating (517) 265-3641.

Michael K. Hebeka

Michael K. Hebeka, age 85, of Perrysburg, passed away September 23, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. Michael was born May 13, 1934 in Cairo, Egypt to Khalil and Wadia (Roumie) Hebeka. He immigrated to the United States in 1968 and lived in Detroit, Michigan. Mike moved to Toledo in 1975. He was an entrepreneur and owned several businesses including Ashland Food Market and Auto Express of Toledo.

In addition to his parents, Michael was also preceded in death by his brother George Hebeka. brother-in-law George Farhat and canine companion Rocky. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Marie (Albert II) Krakosky, Laurice (Terry ) Crabtree, George (Julie) Hebeka, Michele (David) Merritt, Elias (Melanie) Hebeka and Cassandra (Alex) McInerney, brother Elias (Barbara) Hebeka, sister, Mary Farhat, sister, Georgette (Malaz) Sourial, brother, Fouad (Rose Ann) Hebeka, 18 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, his canine companion Ellie and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive guests Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH 43614, (419)-381-1900. Visitation will also be held on Friday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 310 Elizabeth St., Maumee, OH 43537, starting at 10:30 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. in the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Michael's memory.

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

Lois M. Heckart

Lois M. Heckart, 95, of Montpelier, OH passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019, at Evergreen Health Care Center. She was born October 7, 1923 in Toledo, OH to Harry and Gladys (Woodruff) Farnsworth. Lois married Frank E. Heckart, Jr. in 1942 and together they raised three children.

Lois enjoyed crafts, spending time with her family and was an avid member of TOPS. She and her husband owned Heckart's Corner Carryout from 1966 until 1979 and operated the Gulf Station at Secor and Central Avenue. They loved to camp, especially in Michigan, and were "snow birds" in Corpus Christi after retirement.

Lois is survived by her sons, Frank (Chris) and Allen (Vickie); nine grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Gladys "Sue" Adkins; and three brothers.

Visitation will be at Reeb Funeral Home on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at King of Glory Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials may be given to Williams County Department of Aging Meals on Wheels. On-line condolences may be left at www.reebfuneralhome.com

Minnie J. Ilconich

Minnie J. Ilconich, age 92 of Rossford, Ohio passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at her home. She was born on December 5, 1926 in Ford City, PA to John and Veronica (Paluch) Pupik. Minnie was a graduate of Rossford High School and a long time office manager for Dr. Walter Johnson and Drs. Winne and Shah. She married George Ilconich and together they raised two sons. Minnie was an active member of All Saints Catholic Church where she made significant contributions to the annual church festival, the food pantry, the rummage sales, and the Christmas "Giving Tree". She was one of the founding members of the Edward Ford Memorial in downtown Rossford. Minnie enjoyed traveling annually to Myrtle Beach with friends and to see her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend who will always be remembered for her selflessness, compassion, and strong will.

Minnie is survived by her sons, Dave (Amy) and Gary (Tiffany) Ilconich; grandchildren, Molly (Russ) Maier, Haley and Cody Ilconich; sister, Millie Bauserman. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, George Ilconich; sisters, Helen Gregor, Irene Walla, Mary Nekoranec; and her brother, John Pupik, Sr.

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski – Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd., Rossford on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 2 – 8 PM where a recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:30 PM in the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10 AM at All Saints Catholic Church, 628 Lime City Rd., Rossford, OH where the family will greet visitors beginning at 9 AM in the church Narthex. Contributions in Minnie's memory may be directed to All Saints Catholic Church or the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio. To leave online expressions of sympathy please visit:

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Sandy S. (Kuresz) Karamol

Sandy S. Karamol (Kuresz), 75 years old, passed away on Monday, September 23rd at 8:59 A.M. in her sleep at her home of 41 years in Monclova, Ohio.

Family and Friends will be received on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 4-8 P.M. at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee. The funeral will be at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, September 27 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 108 W. Broadway St., Maumee.

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Barbara Y. Keller

Keller, Barbara Y., age 80 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away September 20, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

David Martinez

David Martinez, 67 of Sterling Virginia died on August 22nd, 2019. David was born August 13, 1952 in Pemberville, Ohio to Jose and Maria Martinez. He attended Eastwood High School and was a graduate of Terra Technical College in Fremont, Ohio. He began his career with British Petroleum and later became Washington DC Operations Chief Inspector for FM Global.

David was a travel enthusiast who enjoyed golf, boating, cycling, skiing and hiking.

He is survived by two sisters, Irene Faithful and Ann Farley; five brothers, Daniel, Carlos, Mario, Ricardo, and Tomas Martinez; 15 nieces and nephews, and 16 great nieces and nephews; and his life partner Linda Cregger.

A private memorial is scheduled for his immediate family.

Please consider donating to The American Cancer Society and to Head Trauma Research.

Neil Patrick "Mac" McAliskey

Neil Patrick "Mac" McAliskey, age 55, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg where he was surrounded by his loving family.

Neil worked for First Energy as a Communications Technician for 13 years after leaving Northern Ireland where he worked for British Telecom for 25 years. He attended St. Colman's College, Newry, St. Michael's Grammar School, Lurgan and Belfast College of Technology.

Neil will be remembered for his generous, caring and loving nature where he always gave so freely of his time to help others. So many were blessed by his countless unselfish acts, both in Ireland and America.

His many loves included spending time with his family, traveling and watching sports particularly golf and Irish sporting teams compete. He had a huge passion for anything technical and was so excited to have the latest and greatest, most recently including his Tesla. He was a natural problem solver, both at home and at work and loved nothing better than a challenge.

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife Julie, his stepsons Jordan and Aaron (Allison), his mother Bernadette and father Colm, his brothers and sisters Michael, Sheila (Tony), Alison, Patrick (Anita) and Brendan (Kathleen), nieces, nephews, friends and wider family circle.

The family will receive guests on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 1-3:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Toledo, Northwest, 4150 West Laskey Rd. - Toledo, OH 43623 with his Funeral Service immediately following at 3:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest back in his home country, St. Colmans Cemetery, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland.

In Neil's memory, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio who helped Neil and his family greatly.

To leave a special message for Neil's family please visit

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Dr. Larry Mizelle

Dr. Mizelle, a beloved dentist that practiced in Temperance, MI, for over 40 years, passed away on September 19, 2019, with family by his side at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born October 1, 1942, in Toledo, OH, to Wallace and Mary Ellen (De Christopher) Mizelle.

He graduated from Whitmer High School in 1960. Dr. Mizelle married his wife Patricia Ann Langham in 1967. He graduated from The University of Toledo in 1967 with a degree in Pharmacy. Dr. Mizelle obtained his degree in Dentistry from the University of Detroit in 1973. Soon after graduating, Dr. Mizelle worked with Dr. Dixon in Toledo, OH, before opening his own practice in Temperance, MI, in 1975.

He will be remembered by his family, friends and patients as being compassionate, generous, kind-hearted and gentle. He enjoyed Bluegrass music and had many hobbies including square dancing, snow-skiing, water-skiing, boating and traveling with his wife and family. He and his wife Pat also raised and bred huskies for many years. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Pat; son, Bryan (Jennifer) Mizelle; daughter, Ann (Adam) Wojnarowski; grandchildren, Brittany, Spencer, Easton and Gabe; his sisters, Janice Rankin and Jeannine Mizelle; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Ellen; father, Wallace and brother Thomas.

The family would like to thank Parkcliffe Memory Care in Northwood, OH and Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI, where a memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

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Carol Sue Nagy

Carol Sue Nagy, age 70, of Toledo, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019. She was born on January 21, 1949 to Paul J. and Marjorie (Ellsworth) Nagy in Toledo. She was a graduate of Whitney High School and University of Toledo where she earned her Bachelor's of Psychology. Carol was a huge advocate for mental health in the Toledo area for a number of years, having worked as a mental health consumer and volunteered for NAMI of Greater Toledo, Thomas M. Wernert Center (member and volunteer) and T.M.H.C. She was also passionate about the Toledo State Hospital Cemetery Reclamation Project. Carol was a devout Catholic and a longtime member of Most Blessed Sacrament Parish where she was a Eucharistic Minister. She was a fantastic crotchetier, artist and talented quilt-maker as well as an avid knitter.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Christopher Hicks and Corey Hicks (Kyle Saylor); grandchildren, Corey and Collin Heretick; siblings, Paul Nagy Jr., Theresa (Patrick) Bain, Mary (Timothy) Gerken and Thomas Nagy; nieces and nephews, Alan Bain, Andrea (Steve) Frye, Chelsea (Ty) McTigue and Andy Nagy; great-nephew and great-nieces, Adrien, Macy and Easton. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, James Nagy and niece, Ashley Bain.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 3-8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Rd., Toledo, OH 43617 (419-392-9500) with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Her Funeral Mass will begin Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, 2240 Castlewood Dr., Toledo, OH 43613 with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m until time of Mass. Rev. Michael A. Geiger officiating. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

In Carol's memory, Memorial Contributions may be made to NAMI of Greater Toledo - T.S.H. Cemetery Reclamation Project, 2753 West Central Ave., Toledo, OH 43606.

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

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Dennis A. Perna

Perna, Dennis A., age 63 years, of Sylvania, OH, passed away September 22, 2019. Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, OH. As published in The Blade

Ken Richard Phillips

Ken Richard Phillips, age 63, of Maumee, Ohio passed away on September 22, 2019. He was born to Richard and Rita (Smith) Phillips on June 12, 1956 in Toledo.

He enjoyed working on F-16s at the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio where he was a member of the United States Air Force from 1976 through 2003 when he retired as a Tech Sergeant. He had many deployments among his time in the service including Kuwait and Turkey. He was employed with the City of Maumee Street Division in December 1990 before retiring in February 2017 after 27 years. His hobbies included bowling, golfing watching the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Tigers. He collected anything that had to do with fighter jets, and he also loved tinkering with just about anything. Ken was a former volunteer firefighter with the Maumee Fire Department for several years. A long time member and trustee for 10 years of the American Legion Post 320 in Maumee, Ohio before recently stepping down where he volunteered for numerous events and benefits. He was also a long time member and past president of the Maumee Eagles #2562.

He is survived by his children, Ryan (Jennifer), Autumn (Tony Lutz); granddaughter, Abby Phillips; siblings, Teri (Greg) Heppe, John (Pam) Phillips, Rick (Karol) Phillips, and Danny Phillips. Ken is preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Debra Phillips.

Family and Friends will be received on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 3-8 P.M. with an American Legion service at 7 P.M. at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee. A funeral service to follow on Saturday at 10 A.M. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Maumee, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion. Online condolences may be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Monica R. Shine

Monica R. Shine died on Tuesday September 17, 2019, at the age of 34 in North Brunswick, NJ. Monica was born in Rochester, NY, on December 6, 1984, to Steven and Annette Shine. She lived in Newark, DE for over twenty years, and later resided briefly in Washington, DC and Toledo, OH, before she moved to North Brunswick. Monica graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of Delaware, and a Master's of Library Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She was employed as an Information Technology Librarian for the North Brunswick Public Library for the past three years.

Monica had a bright mind, with a sparkling, artistic personality and a kind heart; she made friends easily with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. An avid reader since she was a toddler, her favorite book was The Great Gatsby. Monica's favorite places to enjoy life were the Jersey Shore and Grand Lake in northern Michigan.

Monica was a member of the American Library Association and volunteered for Super Storm Sandy recovery efforts and the New Jersey Special Olympics.

Predeceased by her father, Steven M. Shine, and uncle Gerald D. Dudek, she is survived by her mother Annette Dudek Shine of Toledo, her brother Andrew Shine of Washington, DC, her maternal grandparents Benny and Evelyn Dudek of Toledo, and her paternal grandparents Sue and Dick Fleming of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, as well as twelve aunts and uncles and thirteen cousins.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at St. Hyacinth Church, 719 Evesham Ave. in Toledo. A funeral Mass will follow there at 10:00 a.m. with interment in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the New Jersey Special Olympics, sonj.org, or the North Brunswick Public Library Foundation, or any other public library. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 419-476-9176. Condolences may be shared at

www.sujkowski.com

Dorothy C. Siegel

Dorothy C. Siegel, beloved Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toledo for 33 years, passed away at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg on Sunday, September 22, 2019. She was 72 years old.

Dr. Siegel received her PhD in Linguistics from MIT in 1974 and joined the faculty of the University of Toledo's Department of English Language and Literature in 1977, where she served on many university committees, including the Arts and Sciences Council and the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate. Her Emeritus Citation noted, "Contemporary linguistics textbooks refer frequently to Dr. Siegel's groundbreaking work in what is now known as 'Lexical Phonology.'" She was a vibrant, challenging, and encouraging teacher, whose students and friends alike appreciated her warmth, wit, and love of stimulating conversation. Dorothy was an avid baseball and college football fan and was unbeatable at Scrabble.

Born in New York City, Dorothy was raised in Birmingham, AL, the eldest of three children. Preceded in death by her parents, Abraham and Florence Siegel, and by her younger brothers, David and Richard Siegel; she is survived by her sisters-in-law, Camille D'Ascoli and Sharon Isay, nephew Aaron (Jenna) Siegel, by nieces, Robin Siegel and Lily Siegel, and by many cousins. She also is survived by numerous friends and colleagues whom she considered to be her Toledo family and who will dearly miss her. A celebration of Dorothy's life will take place at The Toledo Club on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts, the UT Department of English, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Victoria Snyder

Victoria "Vicky" E. Snyder, of Oregon Ohio and Pinellas Park, Florida was born on April 4 1915 and died September 20, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Charles (Charley) and granddaughter Robin Gaff. She is survived by her daughter Jennie Heeren, Pinellas Park, Fl, sons Michael (Judy Reed) and Daniel both of Oregon, Ohio, ten grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 22 great-great grandchildren, and one great-great-great grandchild.

Friends may call at the Freck Funeral Chapel 1155 S. Wynn Rd. Oregon, Ohio Thursday September 26 from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. and Friday September 27 from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M , funeral services at 11:00 A.M.

A private burial will be at Ottawa Hills Memorial Cemetery.

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Franklin D. Travilliam

Travillian, Franklin D., age 84 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away September 23, 2019. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Elizabeth Tremmel

Elizabeth "Betty" Jeanne Tremmel, age 96, of Manitou Beach, MI and formerly of Willys Parkway, Toledo, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio's Toledo facility surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 8, 1922, in Toledo, OH to Albert and Harriett (Ryan) Sherriff. Betty was an alumna of Central Catholic High School, class of 1941. She was a homemaker, a caring wife to Keith J. Tremmel Sr., and mother to their eight children leaving a legacy of love. A former parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, and a current parishioner of St. Rita's Catholic Church in Clarklake, MI, she enjoyed singing in both church choirs. Betty will be dearly missed.

Betty is survived by her children, Susan (Gerald) Bascuk, Lawrence K. (Betsy Jancigar) Tremmel, Margaret Mercurio, Michael (Linda Kiesler) Tremmel, Mary (Richard) Ender, Judith (Robert) Reiter, Elizabeth (Patrick) Desmond, and Keith (Julie) Tremmel Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Keith Sr.; sisters, Mary Little, Frances Robideau, Catherine Strassner, and Peg Abele; brother-in-law, Kenneth F. Tremmel; and son-in-law, Donald Mercurio.

The funeral mass will be Thursday, September 26 at 11 a.m. in St. Rita's Catholic Church, 10720 Hayes Rd, Clarklake, MI 49234, preceded by visitation in the church from 10-11 a.m. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Toledo at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 419-476-9176. Memorial donations may be given to St. Rita's Catholic Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Condolences can be shared at

www.sujkowski.com

Alphonse "Sonny" Wisniewski

Alphonse "Sonny" S. Wisniewski age 88 of Toledo, passed away peacefully, surrounded by those who love him on September 20, 2019. He was born to Anna Purol and Stanley Wisniewski on October 29, 1930. He graduated from Libbey High School in 1951 and married Mary L. Smith on November 22 that same year in Immaculate Conception Church. Al entered the U.S. Army on July 14, 1951 and was trained in the mountains of the Swiss Alps where he served as a cook. In 1953, Al entered the U.S. Army reserve and served until 1959. He was employed at Bingham Stamping from 1953-1985 and in 1985, Al was hired at the Toledo Jeep Plant retiring in 1995.

Al was preceded in death by his parents; son Jeff; brother Raymond and sisters Irene Miscazge, Alice Wozniak and Rita Naibor. He is survived by his son Greg (Becky) Wisniewski of Napoleon, Ohio; granddaughter Jaime (Brandon) Rychener; great-granddaughter Sofia Rychener and sister Gloria Bowers of Rossford, Ohio.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday September 28, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 11:00 a.m. where the family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may take the form of contributions to a charity of the donor's choice. Please view and sign the guest registry at coylefuneralhome.com.

Judith A. Wissinger

Judith "Judy" A. Wissinger 57 of Toledo, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday September 22, 2019. A graduate of McAuley High School, she received an Associate Degree from the University of Toledo. Judy worked as an administrative assistant for a number of businesses in Toledo.

Judy was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus Council #14155 and a lifetime parishioner of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church where she was a 40 year member of the church choir. She also enjoyed crocheting blankets especially for newborn infants.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Rita Burkhart. She is survived by her loving husband Greg; brother Lee (Kitty) Burkhart; goddaughters Laura Ungrodt and Courtney Perry; and godson Zach Furry as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Thursday September 26, 2019 from 4:00 p.m.-8-:00 p.m. where the Knights of Columbus will have a Scripture Service at 7:00p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Friday September 27th. beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the mortuary followed by the Funeral Mass in St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10:00a.m. Interment will be private. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the church choir. Please view and sign the guest registry at coylefuneralhome.com.

September 24, 2019

Kathryn "Kathy" Gracia Baltz

Kathryn (Kathy) Gracia Baltz, 59, of North Baltimore, passed with peace and grace on September 19, 2019, with her family at her side. She was born on July 31, 1960, in Yokosuka, Japan and married the love of her life, Skip Baltz, on August 4, 1990. They adoringly celebrated their 29th anniversary last month.

She is survived by her siblings, Dan (Terese) Wells of Prince Frederick, MD, Ruth (Michael) Geer of Brandon, FL, George (Rachel) Grad of Boulder, CO, Lara (Michael) Audibert of San Rafael, CA, Matthew (Shawn) Bowers of West Unity, OH and Tim Bowers of Detroit, MI.

She is also survived by her step-sons, Tim Smith of Findlay and Shad (Jessica Randall) Baltz of Elida, OH; her beloved grandchildren, Khilee Baltz, Bryce, Brandon and Brody Smith, and Matthew and Melissa Baltz; and her step-father, Dwight (Sandy) Bowers of Bryan, OH. She will also be deeply missed by her Corgi furbaby, Dylan Thomas Baltz. Kathy was predeceased by her mother, Judith K. (Wells) Bowers; her father, William J. Wells; and her step-mother, Judith A. (DelPero) Wells.

Kathy graduated from Findlay High School in 1978 and B.G.S.U. in 1992. She worked for B.G.S.U. for the past 29 years. As a long-standing Eastern Stars member, Kathy served three times as Worthy Matron for Morris Chapter 265, North Baltimore, and as Worthy Grand Chaplain for the state of Ohio in 2014.

From a young age, Kathy developed an incredible talent for music. She played in a bluegrass band in the 1990s, played the piano and organ for several area churches, and sang with Eastern Stars Melody Makers. But her passion and true talent for playing the hammer dulcimer, combined with her amazing narrative description and history of the instrument and the music she played, always delighted her audiences with a unique and memorable experience.

A memorial service will be held at Good Shephard United Methodist Church, North Baltimore, at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 12, 2019. After the service, friends and family are invited to a gathering to further celebrate Kathy's extraordinary life at the North Baltimore American Legion, Post 539. The family asks that donations be made in Kathy's name to Ohio Eastern Star Home, The Maurer Family Cancer Care Center, or Wood County Humane Society in lieu of flowers. Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith-Crates Funeral Home, North Baltimore. Online condolences may be left for the family at

www.coldrencrates.com

Gerald R. Berning

Berning, Gerald R., age 67 years, of Lambertville, MI, passed away September 20, 2019. American Cremation Events, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Marcia L. Bloom

Bloom, Marcia L., age 68 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away September 20, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Frank J. Charles

Frank J. Charles, 89, of Toledo, Ohio, died Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Flower Hospital. Born June 24, 1930, in Ottawa Lake, Michigan, he was the son of Nicholas and Mary (Nowak) Charles. Frank served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Frank was employed as a truck driver for Roadway Express for over 25 years, retiring in 1985 and was a member of the Teamsters, Local 20. Being an avid boater, he was a 60 year member of R.V.Y.C. His most favorable trips was piloting a boat from Toledo, Ohio to Southern Florida and making several thru the Welland Canal.

Frank is survived by his loving children, Donn (Kathy) Charles, Marianne "Mimi" Charles and Kelly (Jeff) Goldsmith; sister, Jenny McCune; grandchildren, Amy (Kurt), Stephen (Ashleigh) and Nicholas; great grandchildren, Abigail, Koen and Wyatt. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ted and John Charles and sister, Helen Olszewski.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, September 27, 2019, at St. Clement Catholic Church, 3030 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo, Ohio 43613, where he will lie in state after 9:00 am. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or charity of the donor's choice.

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Mary Anne (Smith) Clough

(Smith) Clough, Mary Anne, age 94 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away September 22, 2019. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Thomas B. Dever

Thomas B. Dever, age 68, of Toledo, passed away on September 20, 2019. Tom was born on June 25, 1951 in Toledo, Ohio to Thomas (Tim) and Elaine Dever. Tom was a 1969 graduate of Central Catholic High School. He was also a graduate of the University of Toledo for both his Bachelors' and Masters' degrees in Education. Tom worked for AT&T in several functions and locations throughout his long, 35 year career, working in Toledo, Cincinnati and Ann Arbor. Tom travelled extensively around the world and across the United States throughout his life and cherished the times he was able to be with both family and friends on those trips. Tom was all about having a good time and always made the most of life.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Jim Turner. He is survived by his loving family: sister, Pat Turner; brothers, Dan (Kathy) and Tim (Chris) and nieces and nephews, Tim, Kara, Jenny, Rory, Tom and Jack and also by five grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He is also survived by his second family, Mike and Chris Przybylek and his three Godsons, Travis, Cory and Troy.

Friends are invited to join in Tom's Life Celebration on Thursday, September 26th from 2-8:00 p.m. at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43613. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 27th followed by the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 4100 Harvest Lane, Toledo, OH 43623. Interment will be private. Donations can be made in Tom's name to Christ the King Church.

Online condolences may be sent to Tom's family at www.ansberg-west.com

Michael William Driver

Michael William Driver passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on November 19, 1941, to Jack and Creola (Quill) Driver. He was raised in Genoa, Ohio, during World War II and at the age of three became a war orphan when his father gave his life for his country during the battle of Okinawa. He attended Clay Genoa High School, where he excelled in football (1st Team All Northern Lakes League Defensive End in 1958) and track (pole vault). Upon graduation in 1959, he joined the U.S. Navy. He was serving outside the continental U.S. when the Vietnam War started in February 1961. Shortly thereafter he survived a collision at sea with an aircraft carrier during operations. Later he was on Life Buoy duty at Cape Canaveral for the second manned U.S. space shot (The Mercury Aurora 7) with astronaut Scott Carpenter. Months later he took part in the blockade of Cuba during the 1962 Missile Crisis.

On December 22, 1960, he married the former Phyllis Ann Wahl of Curtice, Ohio, and from their union they had one daughter in 1964, Heidi Marie. He was a member of St. John's UCC in Genoa, a member of Genoa American Legion Post 324 and Clay Center VFW Post 7510.

Upon separation from the Navy, he returned to the area and attended Andrew-Toledo Barber College and worked at the Park Barber Shop in Holland, Ohio, and later at the National Bank Barber Shop in Toledo, Ohio. In 1966,he hired on the Pennsylvania Railroad as a brakeman subsequently working for Penn Central, Conrail and retired as a conductor for the Norfolk Southern Railway after 41 years.

As an active member of the Masonic fraternity he was a past Master and past secretary of Genoa Lodge #433 F.&A.M., a past District Education Officer and past District Deputy Grand Master of the 11th District of Ohio. He also was a member of Oak Harbor Chapter # 162, the Royal Arch Masons, Genoa Council # 13, 8 Royal and Select Masons, St. Orner Commandery #59, the Knights Templar, a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, Past Thrice Potent Master and 33rd degree, Woodbine Chapter #61 Order of Eastern Star, Recipient of the Demolay Legion of Honor, Past Sovereign Master of Portage Council Allied Masonic Degrees, 0-Ton-Ta-La Grotto, Zenobia Shrine, the Ottawa County Shrine Club, St. Thomas Conclave Red Cross of Constantine and the Royal Order of Scotland.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Phyllis, and his grandson, Marcus Widmer. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Doug Shank; grandsons, Michael Widmer and Kurt Shank (Janis Stevenson); great granddaughters, Vivianna Widmer and Juliet Shank, and girlfriend Sally Norton.

Visitation will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019, until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at St Johns United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington St., Genoa, OH 43430. Burial will be at Clay Cemetery, where a Masonic Service will be conducted by the Genoa Lodge No. 433 F.&A.M. and military honors by the Genoa American Legion Post #324. Following the graveside services, a luncheon will be served at the church. In lieu of flowers, Michael and his family request memorial donations directed to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607; or to make a donation online, please visit lovetotherescue.org. Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, Genoa, has assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Barbara L. Dunn

Barbara L. Dunn, age 83, of Sylvania, passed away September 20, 2019 at Sunset Village. Barb was born November 9, 1935 in Toledo to Al and Alice (Eakins) Swanbeck. She was employed with the Salad Galley 7 years before her retirement. Barb enjoyed crossword puzzles, cooking and listening to music.

She is survived by her children, Timothy Dunn, Terri (Gary) Poland, Thomas Dunn; nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dolores Falise and brother, Dick Falise.

In accordance with Barb's wishes services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association in Barb's memory.

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Raymond Emmerich

Emmerich, Raymond, age 89 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away September 21, 2019. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Sally G. Esquivel

Sally G. Esquivel, 67, of Fostoria, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at her home.

She was born December 5, 1951, in Fremont, to Ramon and Elodia (Avalos) Garza.

Surviving is her husband of 50 years, Isabel R. Esquivel; daughter, Sylvia (Mike) Esquivel, of Bowling Green; son, Edwardo (Amada Monica) Esquivel, of Maumee; five grandchildren, Melina Esquivel, Regina Reidling, Natalie Reidling, Liliana Esquivel, and Victor Esquivel; siblings, Connie (Jesus) Corpus, Esmeralda Garza, Onecimo (Lisa) Garza, Rick (Maria) Garza, Ruben Garza, and Irma Garza.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Daniel Esquivel, brothers, Braulio (Mary) Garza, Ramon Garza Jr, Rogelio Garza, and a sister, Yolanda Garza.

Sally was a family advocate for WSOS in Fostoria for 25 years. She drove a school bus for Head Start, and worked with the migrant program enrolling children into the Head Start program. Also known as "Miss Sally" or "Aunt Sally", she touched the lives of those who knew and loved her for so many years. She was a very giving person providing help, support and teaching others. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting, and bringing her the most enjoyment was her grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 pm on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Mann-Hare- Hoening Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 am on Friday, September 27, 2019, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church with Rev. Todd Dominique presiding. A Rosary will be prayed 10 am at the church. A Luncheon will follow in the St. Wendelin Parish Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting

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Fredrick F. Fether

F. Fredrick Fether, 87, of Bowling Green, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019. Fred was born on December 17, 1931, in Archbold, Ohio, to the late Marvin and Irene (Short) Fether.

He married the love of his life, Eleanor Dupes, on January 30, 1955, in Bowling Green, Ohio and she survives him. Also surviving are his children, Susan (David) Halsey of Bowling Green and P. J. (Diana) Fether of State College, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Laura and Casey Shaffer, Damon, Madeline and Mara Hesley and a great-grandchild, Maxwell Pennington. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Fether and grandson, James Fether.

Fred was a 1954 graduate of Bowling Green State University where he received his Bachelors' Degree in Marketing. He later became the Director of Purchasing at Bowling Green State University. Fred was a member of the BGSU Presidents Club and the Phi Kappa Tau. Fred was also a member of the Wood County F & AM Lodge #112 where he served as Worshipful Master. He later served as the District Education Officer for the 11th Masonic District and was a Past District Deputy Grandmaster. Fred was also a member of the Crystal Chapter #157, Bowling Green Council #124, Findlay Commandery # 49, Key to the Sea #112, Rosicrucians, Shriners where he was a member of the Jesters and a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of the Valley of Toledo where he received the highest honor, the 33rd degree. Fred was honest, hard working, and a devoted husband, father and a great friend to so many. He, along with Eleanor, taught their family the importance of family, friends, country and giving. Fred and Eleanor enjoyed traveling; family camping trips to see National parks, monuments, battlefields and EVERY historical marker along the way. He and Eleanor traveled all around the world and were able to visit every continent. Fred loved socializing and being around people. After his retirement, in helping to run their B&B at Put-in-Bay, Fred combined this love and his fondness for breakfast. At the island, he enjoyed the weekend antique car parades, watching the lake, and reading. Fred had a great sense of humor. He loved a good joke. And a bad joke. He just loved to laugh.

Visitation for Fred will be on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 2:00 until the time of his Masonic Service at 3:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Following the Masonic Service, Fred will have his 33 degree Service. Upon completion of the 33rd degree Service, Fred wanted to have a big party in honor, which will be held in the Remembrance Banquet Hall of the funeral home until 7:00 PM

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be gifted in Fred's honor to Lake Erie Island Historical Society, 411 Catawba Ave, Put-In-Bay, Ohio 43456, Jeffrey Fether Scholarship c/o Toledo Community Foundation, 300 Madison Ave Suite 1300, Toledo, Ohio 43604 or to the Fred and Eleanor Fether Marketing Scholarship c/o Bowling Green State University, 200 University Hall, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.

Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home is honored to serve Fred's family and encourages those wishing to send a condolence or a fond memory to visit

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Mary Ann Gardner

Gardner, Mary Ann, age 83 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away September 21, 2019. Walker-Hoening Mortuary, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Dave K. Miller

1939 ~ 2019

Dave K. Miller completed transcendence of his soul to the Over-Soul on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the Genoa Retirement Village.

Dave was born January 15, 1939, in Youngstown, Ohio. He was the son of Olin W. and Irene M. Miller. He was a 1957 graduate of McDonald High School. He also graduated in 1961 from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences. Dave received his Master's Degree in 1964 also from Bowling Green. Dave was a 44-year educator at Genoa Area High School, where he taught many different history and English classes along with Philosophy and Literature.

During his career he was a track coach for 42 years, cross country coach for 26 years, bowling coach for 12 years and athletic director for 17 years. He won 85% of regular season cross country meets and 65% of regular season track meets. He advised the Key Club for 40 years and had the top Key Club in Ohio 11 times and won International Key Club awards. Dave also advised the Varsity Club for 25 years and served as Senior Class Advisor for 40 years. He also won six league bowling championships while coaching. Dave served as OEA Union president for six successful years. He was also inducted into the Genoa Hall of Fame. He was a Jennings Scholar three times and received a plaque for the Harold G. Martin Award, an honor from the Kiwanis International.

Mr. Miller, although he takes no credit for this, while teaching at Genoa had the privilege of working with students who won Pulitzer prizes, who served in high positions in foreign policy, who are published authors, city administrators, state champions in athletics and state champions in Key Club. Some students have become well-known orthopedic surgeons, well-known neurosurgeons, highly successful high school and college coaches, engineers, police chiefs, law enforcement officers, camp ground owners, high school and college instructors, principals and band directors. The reason he pointed this out is to emphasize the high qualities of the students who attend Genoa Area High School.

Dave is survived by a sister, Marilyn (George) Makar, and brothers, Jack and Bill (Betty). He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Linda, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Larry, Richard, Edward "Ted," James and Bob; as well as sisters-in-law, Mary Jane and Patricia.

The Miller family greatly appreciates Dave's northwest Ohio family: the Mericles, the Filars, Sally Weaver, Deb Levy, and all his friends and former students who have been there to help and be inspired by Dave. A special thanks to St. Charles Hospital ICU unit, Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg and the Genoa Care Center for their care of and kindness to Dave.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home, 501 West St., Genoa, with a time of sharing at 7 p.m. Visitation will also take place at Lane Funeral Home, 5797 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, Ohio, from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019, and 10-11 a.m., Saturday, September 28, 2019, with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place in Kerr Cemetery in Weathersfield Township. The family requests no flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to the Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Foundation or the McDonald High School Alumni Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be shared at

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DeAnna L. Parcher

Parcher, DeAnna L., age 46 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away September 20, 2019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Tanya Rae Radtke

Radtke, Tanya Rae, age 40 years, of Green Springs, OH, passed away September 20, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Lillian M. Rossler

Lillian Marie (Strahosky) Rossler passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Saturday, September 21, 2019. She was born on October 16, 1929 and was the youngest of four children born to Wasyl and Margaret (Platko) Strahosky.

Lillian graduated from Rossford High School and went to work at the Rossford Ordnance Depot until her marriage to James Rossler, Sr. on June 11, 1955 at St. Rose Church in Perrysburg. James and Lillian had two boys. After the birth of her children Lillian was a stay-at-home mother until her sons went to college at which time, she began working part-time in Student Services at Owens Community College.

Lillian was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother and had a very strong Catholic faith. Lillian was a life-long member of All Saints Catholic Church, and also attended St. Michael's Ukrainian Church in Rossford. Lil was a strong and capable person who enjoyed life. She loved to read, do crossword puzzles, play cards, cook and attend monthly luncheons with neighbors.

Left to cherish the love and memories of Lillian are her loving husband of 64 wonderful years, James Rossler, Sr.; her sons, James (Kelly) Rossler and Michael Rossler; grandchildren, Alexandra (Brent) Monday, Alyssa (Bob) Desmond, Alayna (Justin) Harnden and Gregory Rossler. She had one great-granddaughter, Charlotte Desmond, whom she was elated to spend time with the past 7 months. Lillian also has a great-granddaughter due in February who will be named Lillian Rose Monday. Lil was Godmother to William Verbosky, Janet (Liedgk) Verbosky, Luann (Verbosky) Kralovic and Jerry Bowsher, whom she loved very much. Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Alberta (Strahosky) Kayser and Ann Strahosky and brother, Michael Strahosky.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 26, at Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd., Rossford, from 3 pm until 8 pm. The funeral will be held at All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford on Friday, September 27, with mass beginning at 11 am. A luncheon will follow immediately after mass until 1:30 pm and the burial services will be private.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their loving care provided to Lil and the family and to the Sujkowski-Walker Family for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or All Saints Catholic Church. Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com

Charleen M. Roth

Roth, M. Charleen, age 89 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away September 21, 2019. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Temoleon (Tim) George Rousos, Ed.D.

Dr. Temoleon (Tim) George Rousos passed away peacefully and with his family by his side on Sunday, September 22, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Theodora Rousos, and his brother, Michael George Rousos. Born in Delphos, Ohio in 1933, he was a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Toledo from 1966 to 2005 and was also the author of several highly successful textbooks on Mathematics.

He and his wife, Irene (Cavas) Rousos, resided in the Columbus area since 2006, and prior to that lived in Perrysburg, OH and Naples, FL. He was a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Toledo, OH as well as Alpha Sigma Phi (as a student), The University of Toledo Alumni Association, The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Wood County Ohio State University Alumni Association, The President's Club of The Ohio State University, The Neal Legacy Society of The Ohio State University, The James Ambassador Society of The Ohio State University, The Mathematical Association of America and The Pan-Cretan Association of America; and a volunteer at The James Cancer Hospital and Cat Welfare Association, Columbus, OH.

He was a graduate of Woodward High School, Toledo, OH and was inducted into The Woodward High School Hall of Fame in 2001. He received his Bachelor of Education in Mathematics degree from the University of Toledo, a Master of Arts in Education (Counseling and Guidance) from Eastern Michigan University, a Master of Arts in Mathematics from Bowling Green State University, an Education Specialist degree (Curriculum and Instruction) from the University of Toledo, and his Doctor of Education in Higher Education (Research Design and Statistics) from the University of Toledo.

He was very proud of his Military Service and served for two years as Battery Commander, "B" Battery, 65th AAA Battalion, 97th AAA Group, in Okinawa, Japan during the Korean Conflict.

He is fondly remembered for his gregarious personality and love for life and people. He lived life to the fullest and filled every room and conversation with joy. He touched many people's lives with his generous spirit and actions.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Irene; daughter, Elizabeth (Antanas) Dambriunas, of New York, NY; son, Gregory (Jennifer) Rousos, of Louisville, KY; granddaughters, Irene Dambriunas, Maria Dambriunas, Elizabeth (Christian) Cain, and Emily (Evan) Fisher; sister-in-law Fritzi Rousos, Toledo, OH; brother-in-law Philip (Holly) Cavas, of Glens Falls, NY; and many nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.

Friends and family may call at The Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main Street, Sylvania, OH, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27. Trisagion Prayers will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral service will take place on Saturday, September 28, at 10:00 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 902 Superior Street, Toledo, OH with interment to follow the service at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, OH.

In lieu of flowers, tributes may be made to: The Irene Cavas Rousos Endowment Fund for Cancer Research at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University, 660 Ackerman Road, Columbus, OH 43202 https://mediamagnet.osu.edu/items/17865 or The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Toledo, OH. Online condolences to

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David John Sancraint

David J. Sancraint (Pops), 76, of Maumee, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 21, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born on June 9, 1943 in Tacoma, Washington, to Merrill S. and Matilda C. (Mentel) Sancraint. During his childhood, he lived throughout the country as his father furthered his career. Eventually ending up in Toledo, OH, he enrolled at The University of Toledo where he met his future wife, Connie Sue Laidig. On October 2, 1965, Dave and Connie would engage in marriage and spent the rest of their lives together. After two years of college, he decided to pursue a career in sales in the lighting industry which he worked until his retirement in 2008. On June 9, 1969, the best birthday gift he could ever receive was born, his daughter Kelly Ann. Over the course of the next 10 years they added 4 boys to the family - Chad David, Ryan George, Kevin Merrill, and Nickolas Patrick. David was raised Catholic and also attended The Apostolic Christian Church. He was an avid Michigan fan and attended many games with his sons. Dave loved taking family vacations and spending quality time with his wife in Florida during their later years. Everyone loved Dave; he was a laid back, pleasant, and down to earth individual with a great sense of humor. Most importantly, Dave was a dedicated, supportive, and loving husband for 54 years, father for 50 years, and grandfather for 23 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Connie; a sister, Cynthia S. (Danny) Acker; his 5 children, Kelly (Richard) Chamberlain, Chad Sancraint, Ryan (Kristie) Sancraint, Kevin (Jennifer) Sancraint, and Nickolas (Andrea) Sancraint; his grandchildren, Stephanie, Marisa, Zack, Hannah, Gracie, Emma, Ethan, Kilei, McKenna, Ally, Addy, and Camdyn, and one great-grandchild, Shiloh. Dave was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Casen.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 25th, from 12:00PM to 8:00PM at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave, Toledo, OH 43614. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 26th, at 11:00AM at the Apostolic Christian Church, 3011 Marvin Avenue, Toledo, OH 43606. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Apostolic Christian Church or charity of the donors choice. He will be sorely missed by many.

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Mrs. Allie Mae Smith

Allie Mae Smith, 89, of Toledo, OH, passed into the hands of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, due to complications after a stroke. Allie was born to the late Ellis and Willie Catherine Fleming Gainey. Allie graduated from Whitney Vocational High School and Wilberforce University in Education. Allie taught grade school in the Toledo Public School System until moving to Brooklyn, NY, becoming a hospital Bookkeeper/Accountant for many years. Allie loved her family, pastor, church and her yard, focusing on her grass, flowers and plants. Allie was very active in Warren A M E Church. She was a member of the Senior Usher Board and Minute Ladies, always in full support. Allie contributed to many charitable organizations while being a member of the Top Ladies of Distinction, Deltas, a lifetime member of the Toledo Symphony League, and The Toledo Opera Guild. Allie was a very quiet person, often indulging herself in crossword-Jigsaw and Word Search puzzles. She delighted in completing the crossword puzzle in The New York times. She loved Chinese food and shrimp, watching her Christmas decorations in her yard and her favorite thing to do was decorating and looking at the tree her beloved daughter, Diane, gave her before her passing. She was preceded in death by both parents; husband, Eugene Smith; daughter, Diane Smith and brother, Frank Gainey.

Allie is survived by sisters, Eunice Brown and Lucille Boyd and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Special longtime friends, Drucilla Griffin and Equilla Roach.

A Visitation will be from 4-6 pm Saturday, September 28, 2019, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607. Funeral Services will begin 11 am Sunday, September 29, 2019, at the Warren A.M.E. Church, 915 Collingwood Boulevard, Toledo, OH 43604, preceded by a 10 am Family Hour/Wake. The Reverend Dr. Otis J. Gordon, Jr., Pastor and Officiant.

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Margaret Ann “Peg” Smith

Smith, Margaret Ann “Peg”, age 78 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away September 22, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Nancy C. Stonerook

Stonerook, Nancy C., age 87 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away September 21, 2019. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Crystal Gail Ware

Crystal Gail Ware of Oregon, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Crystal was born on July 10, 1984, in Toledo, Ohio, to Carl and Carol (Lorenzen) Ware.

Crystal who had a heart of gold will be missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are her children, Rachel, Erica, Nicole, Larry III, Michael Cutshall; parents, Carl and Carol Ware; siblings, Charity (Jason) May, Candy (William) TenEyck, Carl (Jessica) Ware; nieces, Ashley, Skylyn, Leilana, Alison; nephews, Stephen, William Jr., Orlando; great nephew, Taevin; her children's father, Larry Cutshall II. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Carl and Caroline Lorenzen, Alta and Blas Pena; mother-in-law, Betty Fountain.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-8 pm at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, where her funeral service on Saturday will be held at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in North Oregon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the family payable to Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home.

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Lois Ann Jaeger Willett "GiGi"

Lois A. Willett, age 87, passed away on September 22, 2019 at Sunset House. She was born on December 18, 1931 in Hammond, IN, the daughter of the late Albert and Irene (Hill) Jaeger. She was raised in Calumet City, IL and was a graduate of Thornton Fractional High School. In 1953, she married Gerald "Jerry" Willett and spent their lives together until his passing in 2006. Lois and Gerald moved to the Toledo area in 1974, where she was employed at various places until retiring in 1999 from SmithKline Beecham. She enjoyed her retirement by volunteering at The Discovery Shop in Sylvania and enjoying time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lois is survived by her children, Diane (Richard) Giddens, Dennis (Judy) Willett and Donna (Jim) Momsen; grandchildren, Andrea (Chuck) Donoghue, Jennifer Giddens, Christine (Brian) Madden, Nicole (Brad) Prewitt, and A.J. (Tina) Momsen; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Jude, Maelin, Brison, Charlie, and Cameron; sister, Joan Steffan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Jerry Willett; siblings, Albert and Eugene Jaeger.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5411 Main St., Sylvania on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Ashanti Hospice or making a purchase at The Discovery Shop. We would like to thank Sunset House and Ashanti Hospice's staff for their loving care and support. Condolences may be left for the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

September 23, 2019

James H. Sickles

James H. Sickles, 70, of Perrysburg, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at his home. James was born March 26, 1949 in Toledo, Ohio, to William J. and Jessie A. (Zimmerman) Sickles. He graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1967 and went on and earned his Master's degree from Bowling Green State University in 1971.

James taught history at Gibsonburg for 1 year and then became a guidance counselor for 30 years for Perrysburg High School, retiring in 2002. He then became an advisor and recruiter at Owens Community College for 10 years. James was a lifelong HAM radio operator and loved shooting clay pigeons and shooting trap as hobbies and he also enjoyed managing Three Meadows Pond for several summers. Every May for 4 years, he rode cross country from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC on his Honda Goldwing participating in 'Run for the Wall' with his brother-in-law, Pete Clark, in support of Vietnam Veterans. But his greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his significant other of 16 years, Rebecca Walters; children, Jennifer Coffman and Christine (Ken) Boyer; step-children, Ryan (Melissa McCray) Walters and Patrick (Brooke) Walters; grandchildren, Austin, Sophia, Erin, Cooper, Hayden and Ava; mother-in-law, Rose Finch; good friends, John Henline, Jennifer Verbosky and Kris Harvey and many other beloved family members and dear friends. James was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Diane; his brother, William "John" Sickles; his father-in law, Hub Finch and sister-in-law, Roz (Finch) Gries.

A Celebration of James's life will be held at a later date. Cremation was entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James's name to Pancreatic Cancer Research, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, or the Hickman Cancer Center (Bite for the Fight). The family would like to thank all of the staff and nurses at The Hickman Cancer Center and Hospice of Northwest of Ohio for exceptional Care and support. Condolences may be made online to the family at:

www.witzlershank.com

September 22, 2019

Gary L. Abbe, Sr.

Gary L. Abbe, Sr., age 76, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 18, 1943 to Leonard and Helen (Perna) Abbe in Toledo. Gary graduated from Rogers High School in 1961. He then went on to obtain his Associates Degree in Fire Science from Broward County Community College, in Florida. Gary was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. He worked as a Firefighter and Paramedic in North Lauderdale, Florida for 10 years. After moving back to Toledo, Gary was a Squad Captain for 10 years with Springfield Township #3 until he retired in 1993. He owned and operated First Out Fire Apparatus where he built fire trucks for roughly 10 years. Gary also owned Abbe Insurance for many years. He was an enthusiast of classic cars and loved to cook and was excellent at it. Gary's smile and spirit will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Gary is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Nancy Abbe; children, Kim Sauter, David Harris, Michael Harris, Tom Boehk, Gary (Amy) Abbe, Jr., Terry (Barb) Abbe, and Marc (Michelle) Abbe; step-children, Steve Debbe and Jennifer (Dave) Scott; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Marilee Brown; and many other family members and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive guests on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 2 – 6:00 p.m. at Newcomer – Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900) with Funeral Services beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Toledo Humane Society or Paws and Whiskers.

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Stanley Allen

Stanley Allen age, 70, passed away September 12, 2019. He was the son of Stanley and Deltha (Baker) Allen. He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Allen.

He will be sadly missed by his partner, Kathleen and his 2 German Shepherds.

Services will be private. To leave a special message for Stanley's family please visit:

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Margie Alvarado

Margie (Muñiz) Alvarado, 75, of Toledo, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Toledo Hospital. She was born in Toledo on August 21, 1944 to José and Florencia (Zapata) Muñiz. Margie spent 58 years married to her loving husband, Gilbert Alvarado, and he survives. Margie selflessly gave every day of her life. She was strong, hardworking, kind and courageous, with boundless amounts of energy. Proudly, she was everyone's protector and savior. She never encountered a challenge that she couldn't overcome or problem she couldn't solve.

Margie was the anchor in her children and grandchildren's lives. They meant the world to her and she was adored by each and every one of them. She will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Her quick wit and delicious cooking will forever be missed. As a woman of great faith, Margie was a life-long member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Margie is survived by her husband, Gilbert; children, Vicky (Ray) Owens, Susan (David) O'Donnell, Gilbert D. Alvarado, Edward (Jauncy) Alvarado, Denise Alvarado, David Alvarado; grandchildren, Elisea, Raymond, Nicole, Michael, Brittany, David, Marisela, Serena, Alexis, Gabrielle, Christian, Seth; ten great-grandchildren; and sister, Maria Montelongo. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Joe, Leon, Ringo; and grandson, Gabriel Edel.

Friends will be received on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo (419-841-2422), with a Scripture Service beginning at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with a Funeral Mass starting at 11:00 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 728 S. St. Clair Street, Toledo. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Descansa en paz,

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Robert D. Baker

Robert D. Baker, 82, of Perrysburg, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at The Lakes of Monclova surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born November 18, 1936 in Toledo, Ohio to Donald and Margaret (Stoner) Baker. He married Suzanne Thomas and together they shared 64 years together.

Robert was a mix operator for General Mills for 39 years. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and enjoyed watching Cleveland Indians baseball. Robert also loved to travel, especially to Florida and other various places.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; daughters, Judi (Fred) Friess and Donna Glanville; grandchildren, Phillip Whitner, Michelle Whitner, Renee (Greg) Masserant, Andrea Friess, Clay Glanville and Grant Glanville; five great-grandchildren; brother, William S. Baker, and special friends, Jim and Mary Kulwicki of Maumee. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Linda S. Whitner; son-in-law, Mike Glanville and sister-in-law, Marilyn Baker.

Per Robert's request, services will be private. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). The family would like thank the staff of Legacy, Lakes of Monclova and Northwest Ohio Hospice for their unconditional care and support. Memorial contributions may be made in Robert's name to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be made online to the family at

www.witzlershank.com

Janet Crane Barley

Janet Crane Barley died Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. The daughter of Alfred and Mary Pim Crane, she was born in Toledo, August 16, 1934. She graduated from Waite High School in 1952 and earned a bachelor of science in journalism degree from Bowling Green State University in 1956.

She began her career as women's editor of the Xenia (Ohio) Daily Gazette. Later she applied for and received a direct commission as second lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

She married Morris W. Barley on April 17, 1958. The couple have two children. When the children were in elementary school, she began writing freelance nonfiction articles for a number of publications. She later worked as writer/editor with various organizations including government contractors, health care providers, Birmingham (Michigan) Community House, Wright State University, and Hospice of Dayton.

As a child, she loved reading about faraway places and said she wanted to see the world. Instead she made 23 trips to Britain, resulting in a book, "Story Tourist in Britain". She also wrote a book, "Winter in July: Visits With Children's Authors Down Under" after traveling to New Zealand and Australia.

That year a biographical sketch of Mrs. Barley appeared in "Something About the Author". Another highlight of her writing career was her article in Scottish Life magazine about taking her granddaughter to Scotland.

Mrs. Barley is survived by daughter, Sandra and son-in-law, Daniel Coston of Charlotte NC; son, Dean and daughter-in-law, Kathleen and grandchildren, Ian and Maura Barley of Perrysburg; sister, Maralon Haviland of Charlotte NC; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Bobbie Crane of Grayling MI; and nieces and their husbands, Cheri and Matt Kizaur and Anita Crane and Brad Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Barley.

A gathering in celebration of her life will be held in the weeks ahead.

Lisa Bartkiewicz

Lisa Bartkiewicz (59) joined her father Richard Bartkiewicz in heaven on September 17, 2019. She graduated class of 1978 from Whitmer High School and The University of Toledo in 1981.

She will be greatly missed by her mother, Theresa Bartkiewicz; brothers, Rick (Amy) Bartkiewicz, Dale Bartkiewicz; nieces, Amanda Bartkiewicz, Lana Aldana; close friend, Brad Boomer and his family.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at St Clement Catholic Church, 3030 Tremainsville Rd, Toledo, OH 43613. Arrangements in care of Caring Cremation Services.

Curtis "Skeet" Leonard Borer

Curtis "Skeet" Borer, age 61, of Maumee, Ohio passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 after a courageous fight with a rare illness; Myleofibrosis. Born in Toledo, Ohio on June 27, 1958 to his parents Curtis and Mabel Borer. Curtis was a graduate of St. John's Jesuit, class of 1976. It was there he formed life-long friends.

He is survived by his sisters; Barbara (Gary) Olson, Judy (Dick) Klippstein, and Nancy (Edward) Perry; his children, Nicole (Shaun) Tremba, Brianna Borer, and Crystal (Garrett) Wagener; his grandchildren: McKenzie, Madison, Hannah, and Maddie; and his dogs Mocha and Pepper.

There will be a wake held at his residence at 4pm followed by a celebration of life at 6pm on Friday, September 27th. There will be parking available in the lot across from St Joseph's Cemetery on Wayne St. in Maumee, Ohio and direction to the wake and celebration from there.

Vernon J. Bowers

Vernon J. Bowers, age 96, of Rossford, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, with loved ones by his side. He was born on January 3, 1923, in Liberty Center to Delos and Gladys (Kiger) Bowers. Vern enlisted in the Marines in 1939 where he was a staff sergeant serving in WWII and the Korean War. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Marines Corp., Vern went to work in construction and iron work. In 1990, he married his true love, Suzanne Dominique and together they made their home in Rossford. Vern enjoyed working in his barn tinkering on anything that needed repair with his passion being Wheel Horse tractors. He was always available to help a friend or neighbor in need of his expertise or tools. He enjoyed mowing grass, reading, cooking, going out to dinner with friends and spending evenings entertaining his cats.

Vern is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne; son, Larry (Carol) Bowers; daughters, Joanne (Mark) Bowers and Pam (Martin) Bowers; sister, Bonnie (Ted) Mohler; grandchildren, Robert (Nicole) Bowers and Lori (Robert) Malfara; and 4 great grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 5 siblings.

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd., Rossford, OH, on Monday, September 23, 2019, from 2 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 10:00 AM at All Saints Catholic Church, 628 Lime City Rd., Rossford, OH, where the family will greet visitors beginning at 9 AM. Entombment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in Waterville. Memorial contributions in Vern's memory may be directed to All Saints Catholic Church. To leave online expressions of sympathy please visit:

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Lester J. Corggens

Lester J. Corggens departed his life on September 17, 2019 at the age of 78. He retired after 50 years from Mid West Terminal as a Longshoremen.

Lester is preceded in death by his mother, Florence Dailey. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Vanessa; Children, Steven, Raymond, Norman, Wayne, Kathleen Corggens and Samantha Walthall. Host of grandkids, great-grand kids, neices, newphews, friends and family.

Visitation and Funeral services will be held at End Time Christian Fellowship Church Saturday September 28th 2019 from 10am-11am. Furneral services will be held from 11am-12pm.

Alice G. (Thomas) Crawford

Alice G. (Thomas) Crawford, 93, of Fremont, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Bethesda Care Center in Fremont, Ohio. Alice was born January 19, 1926 in Lafollette, Tennessee, to Plez and Susan Thomas. She married Eugene W. Crawford on August 15, 1942 and together they shared 37 years together until he passed in 1979.

Alice enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid walker, never missing a day. She loved bicycling and watching baseball. She loved to bowl, earning a perfect score of 200 at the age of 90. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren

She is survived by her children, Patricia (Stanley) Bury, Melody Stone and David (Beth) Crawford; seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Edgar and ten siblings.

A private Memorial Service will be held September 28, 2019 at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, 4210 W. Central Ave, Toledo, Ohio, 43606. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Neville-Shank Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland, Ohio (419-865-8879). Condolences may be made online to the family at:

www.neville-funeral.com

William L. Crawford

William L. Crawford (Bill), a long-time educational leader for the developmentally disabled community as well as a passionate advocate for Bittersweet, Inc., in Northwest Ohio, died Tuesday morning at his Sylvania Township home after a long illness. He was 80. :

A native of Crestline, Ohio, he received his bachelor's degree from Ohio Northern University, as well as a master's degree in educational administration from The University of Toledo. He was a director of education for developmentally disabled students in Toledo area schools. He later served as superintendent for developmentally disabled education programs in Morrow County, Ohio, for seven years. :

He also served on the board of Bittersweet, Inc., the first farm model for adults with autism to be established in the U.S. He remained involved with Bittersweet for many years, where he served as so-chair of the Parents and Friends of Bittersweet Farms Support Group. :

He also served on the board of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus, Ohio. Upon retiring from education, he became a realtor for King Thompson Realty in Columbus, prior to returning to Toledo in 2002. He was also a part-time instructor at Owens Community College. :

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Thelma Crawford. Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Ildiko (Ildi) of 36 years; his brother, Phil Crawford (Sharon); his nephew, David Crawford (Stephanie) and niece, Jennifer Crawford:

He also is survived by step daughters, Judith Konesni (Mike) and Eva Katona, and step son, Eli Katona (Margaret); three grandchildren, Julianna Konesni, Anthony Konesni and Daniel Katona, and three great grandchildren, Anna, Sean and Kiera. Other surviving family members include nephews, Les, Tom and Bela Roka; great-nephews, Bela and Zoltan Roka, and great-nieces, Christina and Elizabeth Roka. :

Bill loved to travel, especially as he enjoyed visiting his brother (Phil) and his wife at their home on Florida's ocean coastline. He also looked forward to visiting Bela Roka, Sr., his brother-in-law (now deceased), in New York City and their frequent walks to Times Square and Central Park. He enjoyed playing chess with his nephew (Tom) as well as talking about many Ohio State football successes. Humble, patient, gentle and compassionate, Bill was a good man who was loved by everyone who met him. He will be deeply missed. :

Visitation will be held Sunday, September 22, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Road, Toledo, Ohio 43617. Service will be held Monday, September 23, at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home with burial at Calvary Cemetery to follow. Contributions in Bill's memory can be made to Bittersweet, Inc. (http://www.bittersweetfarms.org) or Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice (https://www.ohioliving.org/home-health-hospice). :

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Mary Ann Czerniakowski

Mary Ann Czerniakowski, age 73, died on September 16, 2019, at Ebied Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on August 15, 1946, to the late Leo "Camel" and Helen (Czerniak) Czerniakowski. Her brother, Jerry, also preceded her in death. She graduated from Whitney High School in 1964 and went on to work as a secretary for Toledo Public Schools, retiring after 30 years. Her last assignment was at Libbey High School, where many of her friendships still remain. Her outgoing personality was apparent to all who met her. Her compassion and kindness will be missed.

Surviving is her sister-in-law, Pat Czerniakowski; nephew, Jeff Czerniakowski; nieces, Sherri (Morgan and Deven) Morris and Lori (Brady) Czerniakowski; special friends, Diane Hannon and Diane Pauken.

There will be no visitation. Private services at a later date.

John E. DeVaul, Jr.

John E. DeVaul, Jr. entered Heaven and met his Savior, Jesus, on September 18, 2019. He was born April 4, 1961 in Toledo, OH, to John E. DeVaul, Sr. and Bonnie (Cole) DeVaul, who precede him. He leaves behind two loves of his life, Teri Garcia and Lori Hauenstein, the mother of his boys.

John was the proud father of Robert (Amy) DeVaul and Joseph (Liz) DeVaul, and stepfather to Virgil, Melissa, and Lydia Garcia. He was the devoted Grandpa/PaPa to Dravin, Carolyna, Landon, Avery, Jackson, Kate, Layla, Ari, Blaze, Hendrix, and Vera. He was the brother of Jackie (John) Towell, Julie Law, JoAnn Strzesynski, and Jeff DeVaul.

John had an artistic gift creating unique barn homes, warehouse apartments, pergolas, and custom pieces for designers in Ohio and Michigan. He utilized barn wood and stone in his projects.

Per John's wishes, there will be no services. A Celebration of his life will be held next summer. Online condolences at

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Daniel Edmund Eisel

Daniel Edmund Eisel, 71, died August 20, 2019, in Inova Fairfax Hospital, Virginia. Danny was born in Swanton, Ohio, October 19, 1947, to Edmund and Betty (Potter) Eisel. Danny was raised in Swanton, Ohio, and graduated from Swanton High School in 1965.

After his high school graduation, Danny joined the U.S. Marine Corps and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. Upon his return, he proudly represented the Marines in the Military Honor Guard at the funeral of Robert F. Kennedy. He was also stationed at Camp David and was part of the guard for President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Danny married Linda Mays in 1969, and they spent most of their lives in Springfield, Virginia, where he owned and operated Eisel Masonry. He and his wife Linda loved Nags Head on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and spent many family vacations there. He was a man who believed in doing things his way and a man of strong convictions who deeply loved his family and his country.

Danny is survived by Linda, his beloved wife of 50 years; his son, Derek and his son-in-law Abraham Gates. Also surviving are his sisters, Janice Strickland, Rebecca (Garry) Jones, Angela (Ralph) LaFazia, Jody (Jeff) Woods and brother, Bill (Terri) Eisel; mother and father-in-law, Shirley and Paul Mays; brothers-in-law Kirby (Debbie), Wade (Christina) and Curt. Danny is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Betty and Edmund; infant son, Darren; and brother-in-law, Daniel Strickland.

Danny will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Frank L. Ellis

Ellis, Frank L., age 96 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away September 20, 2019. Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor, OH.

Terrance Fletcher

Terrance Keith Fletcher Sr. was born February 6, 1954, in Toledo, OH to Anna Wyatt and Cleo Syph. Terrance received his wings Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at the age of 65.

Terry retired after 30 years from Chrysler Jeep Corp. He attended Libbey High School (class of 1973)

Surviving are his loving wife of 31 years, Renita; daughters, Victoria (James), Valentine, Danielle Whitlock and Jerrica Fletcher; son, Terrance Fletcher, Jr., and 9 grandchildren.

Funeral 6pm Wed. Sept 25, 2019 preceded by wake at 5:00 p.m. at The House of Day Funeral Chapel. Burial Thursday, Sept 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. David Garner, Officiating

Douglas Schreiner Forthome

Forthome, Douglas Schreiner, age 49 years, of Maumee, OH, passed away September 16, 2019. Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee, OH.

Michael Gregor

Gregor, Michael, age 66 years, of Rossford, OH, passed away September 18, 2019. Cremation Society Of Toledo.

Kathaleen G. Grevis

Kathaleen G. Grevis, 69, passed away on September 19, 2019, in Toledo, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, Chris Grevis; children, Deana (Mike) Parks, Dana (Kristy) Foley, Dawn (Rene') Orozoco; 5 grandchildren; 6 sister and 1 brother. She was preceded in death by her son, Duane.

Friends are invited to visit on Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 3:00-8:00pm in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave., where funeral services will begin on Friday at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veteran's Matter. Send her family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

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Kenneth Hartford

Hartford, Kenneth, age 67 years, of Oregon, OH, passed away September 19, 2019. Freck Funeral Chapel, Oregon, OH

John C. Hodak

John C. Hodak, 67, of Perrysburg, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. John was born May 30, 1952 in Toledo, Ohio to George J. and Mary (Stack) Hodak.

Friends will be received Friday, September 27, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). A Celebration of John's life will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2770 W. Central Ave, Toledo, Ohio 43606. For condolences to the family, please visit

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Viola C. "Vi" Hutton

Viola C. "Vi" Hutton, age 96, of Toledo, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 with her loving family by her side. She was born on September 1, 1923 to Edward and Caroline (Koester) Schneider in Monroeville, Ohio. In her younger years she worked for Western Union and later J & L Steel. Vi and her husband, Paul, were avid fishing partners for many years, they especially enjoyed their time on Lake Erie. She loved crafting, flower, vegetable gardening and spending time with her family and the precious grandchildren. Vi was longtime member of Memorial Lutheran Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandma and she will be dearly missed by her family.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 59 years, Paul D. Hutton; son, Douglas (Amber) Hutton; grandchildren, Mariah, Douglas II and Marlee. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Olin, Alta and Eileen.

At Vi's request all funeral services will be private for the family.

Her family would like to specially thank ProMedica Hospice, the nurses and staff for their diligent care and love they provided to Vi.

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Dorothy L. Jaegle

Jaegle, Dorothy L., age 90 years, of Northwood, OH, passed away September 20, 2019. Hoeflinger-Shank Funeral Home, Oregon, OH

Alice Jayne Jones

Alice Jayne Jones, age 85, of Toledo, passed away September 18, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. Alice was born July 13, 1934 in Detroit to Glen and Irene (Dilsaver) Rees. She was employed with the Toledo Public Schools at Westfield Elementary for 30 years retiring in 2004. Alice was a member of First Christian Church of Sylvania, the Red Hat Society Scarlett Darlins Chapter and Ottawa River Yacht Club Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughters, Denise E. Hart, Diana (Mark) McGregor; step-daughter, Linda (Dale) Adams; seven grandchildren including, Danelle (Aaron) Brister, Christopher Severin and Devon (Eddie) Falkenburg; nine great grandchildren; sister friend, Barbara Langston; good friend who helped her the last several years, David Elliot and fur baby, Whiskers.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Neal L. Jones; great granddaughter, Makena.

The family will receive guests Monday, September 23, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laksey Rd. (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Tuesday at 10:00 am. at the funeral home followed by burial at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo.

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

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Diane Carol Kennedy

Diane Carol Kennedy, 63, of Toledo, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of September 18, 2019. She was born August 6, 1956 in Toledo to the late Kenneth and Mary Ann (Krispin) Chio. She graduated from Whitmer High School and was employed for 23 years with Toledo Harbor Warehousing.

Diane was bright and enjoyed engaging her mind with books, puzzles and other games. Anyone who knew Diane would tell you she was the strongest woman they'd ever met. She took every challenge head-on and no one could tell her otherwise. Diane lived simply and loved whole-heartedly; the most important things in her life were her daughters and her dogs.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Sarah Ann and Kristin Marie; sister, Bonnie (Donnie) LaFountaine; brother, Timothy Chio; nieces, Heather (Mike) Pellek, Melissa LaFountaine and Mara Chio; and nephews, Aaron and Nicholas LaFountaine and Kenneth Chio.

Per Diane's request, no services will be held.

Contributions in her memory are suggested to the ASPCA.

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Janice S. Lanfare

JANICE S. LANFARE, 76, of Estero, FL, passed away on April 2, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. It was impressive how she remained optimistic and positive throughout the ordeal, never giving up hope. She was cancer free for 25 years before the recent diagnosis.

Jan was born November 10, 1942 in Toledo, the daughter of Wilma (née Wisnofske) and Clarence Hummel. After graduation from DeVilbiss High School, she married Lee C. Lanfare, II and they shared 55 years of happiness.

Jan was a part owner of Toledo Interior Plantscaping Co. and Oasis Greenhouse, where she showcased her horticulture and decorating talents for businesses and homes. That led to decorating condominiums built by Doc Leffler for the Parade of Homes. Prior to becoming a business owner, Jan worked part time at Gardner Signs Inc., leaving time for her gardening and to raise their son, Lee C. Lanfare, III. She was known as The Art Lady at her son's elementary school, but her first job out of school was working as an assistant for the Central YMCA.

Jan's love of art and nature were apparent in everything she did and she loved to dance, shop and walk daily, making friends everywhere she went.

An avid community volunteer, Jan was on the committee of the Toledo Zoo's Talk to the Animals dinner dances, the precursor to the current ZOOtoDO. She was an active member of Toledo Women's Club and especially enjoyed the Kentucky Derby-themed parties. Jan also enjoyed the Crosby Festival of the Arts.

After Jan survived breast cancer in Toledo, she became an advocate for others and participated in the annual Komen Race for the Cure Toledo and in Estero, FL.

Jan and Lee retired and moved to Estero, FL in 2006 and she decorated their two homes where her gardens of orchids and other tropical plants were always a beautiful sight to see, especially for passers by.

Jan was a member of the Estero Newcomers, serving two terms as president. She was also a volunteer for 12 years at Naples Botanical Gardens, where a bench has been purchased in her memory.

Mrs. Lanfare is survived by her loving husband, Lee; beloved son, Lee III (Judith) of Mesa, AZ and brother, Lawrence G. (Karen) Hummel of Curtice, Ohio. Also, her special Maine Coon cats, Lily and Blue.

A celebration of Jan's life will be in Toledo, Thursday Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Solarium of The Manor House at Wildwood Metropark, Jans favorite place to walk. Arrangements were handled by Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home in Bonita Springs, FL. Mrs. Lanfare's remains will be placed next to her parents at Ottawa Hills Cemetery at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Mr. Lanfare at 19729 Vintage Trace Circle, Estero, FL, 33967. Memorial suggestions include Hope Healthcare Hospice at 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, Fl, 34135.

Julius F. Marko

Julius F. Marko, 95, of Genoa, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Otterbein-Portage Valley Nursing Home, Pemberville. He was born on October 25, 1923 in Toledo, OH to Ferdinand and Mary (Gacsy) Marko. On January 5, 1952 in Pemberville, OH he married Beatrice M. Tabbert, and she preceded him in death on November 21, 2007. Julius served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-1946. He worked as a truck driver and also a school bus driver for 13 years in Genoa, retiring in 1996. Julius was a member of Cedar Creek Church, pit crew chief for Marko Brothers Racing, member of the Genoa Athletic Boosters and enjoyed coaching his kids in Little League Baseball. He also enjoyed going to his grandkids sporting events and hardly ever missed any.

Julius is survived by his children, Jerry (Becky) Marko, Rob Marko, and Dave Marko; grandchildren, Nicole (Carlos) Lopez, Tim (Jenny) Marko, Amber (Jeff) Siefke, Ryan Marko, and Brittany Marko, and great grandchildren, Ellison Lopez, Weston Lopez, Levi Marko, Roman Marko, Max Marko-Lizcano, Lila Marko, Ashton Siefke, and one on the way, Baby Emersyn. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sisters, Helen Zippfel, Mary Peters, and Irene Bloom.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Genoa, where funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Restlawn Memorial Park, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions in memory of Julius may be given to Otterbein-Portage Valley Nursing Home, Pemberville or the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Jack E. McDonald

Tecumseh - Jack E. McDonald, age 85 and long-time resident of Tecumseh, MI passed away on September 19, 2019 under the care of Kindred Hospice at Ashley Court of Brighton, MI where he had been a resident for the past 19 months. Jack was born July 22, 1934 in Adrian, MI to David and Velma McDonald (Waltz). He was a graduate of Adrian High School where he excelled in sports, was an all-state athlete in three sports, named to the Adrian High School Athletic Hall of Fame, and during a recent ceremony to honor the 1952 Varsity Football Team was introduced as "perhaps the greatest athlete every to wear the Adrian Maple". Following high school, Jack attended Michigan State College (University) for one year on a football scholarship and played briefly for the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL before joining the U.S. Army in 1956. While in the Army he served in the Signal Corps in Germany, played Club Football, and earned several medals as a Marksman. On December 5, 1958 Jack married Norma Jean Warner at United Presbyterian Church in Palmyra, MI. Jack and Norma celebrated 61 years of marriage together. Jack became a journeyman tool & die maker, working many years at the GM Fisher Body Plant in Tecumseh and finished his career with GM at the Lansing, MI Oldsmobile Plant. Jack was an avid hunter and fisherman, had a passion for golf, kept a large vegetable garden, and after retirement enjoyed tinkering in his man-cave garage and traveling to visit his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Norma, Jack is survived by his children; daughter Victoria A. Novak (Rick) and their daughters Megan Schutt (Adam) and Melissa; daughter Kristine K. Nelson (Bob) and their three sons Scott, Alex, and Sean; son Scott G. McDonald (Denise) and their children Griffin and Emily; Sisters-in-law Shirley Benz of Onsted, MI and Sharon McDonald of Adrian, MI; Brother-in-law Edd Phillips of Moss, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews and several cousins. He was preceded in death by both his and Norma's parents, brothers Robert and Larry, and sisters Betty Hayes (Forrest), Loretta Peglow (Dick) Marilyn Boyle (Robert) and Mary Kurtz (Louie) and their husbands, and brother-in-law William Benz.

Family and friends will be received 3-4:30 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Anderson – Marry Funeral Home in Tecumseh, with a Memorial Service at 4:30 PM on the same day. Jack will be laid to rest in a private family inurnment ceremony at Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. The family would like to thank all of the caregivers who provided assistance and comfort to Jack over the past few years. Memorial Donations can be made in Jack's name to Hospice of Lenawee County. Envelopes are available at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Tecumseh Chapel . You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com

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Arlene M. Meyerhofer

Arlene M. Meyerhofer, 78, passed away September 18, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice. She was born May 22, 1941 to John and Florence Hodnicki in Toledo. A member of the graduating class of 1959 at Whitmer High School, Arlene was always proud to be a Panther. She was married to Robert C. Meyerhofer Jr. at St. Hedwig Church and enjoyed 58 years of marriage together. Arlene enjoyed being the bookkeeper at First National Bank (now 5/3) for several years before leaving to raise her daughters and care for her family. She loved her pets and animals and was an avid reader. Arlene will be remembered as a strong, independent, hard working woman who took great pride in caring for her family and instilling these same values in her 2 daughters.

Arlene is survived by her husband, Robert C. Meyerhofer Jr.; daughters, Tracy Meyerhofer and Dana (Mark) Edmonds; grandson, Ryan Edmonds and beloved dog, Casey.

Special thanks to the doctors and staff for the exceptional care at Ebeid Hospice and for the peace and comfort provided by Dr. Jiang.

Services are private. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Maumee Valley Save a Pet. Condolences for Arlene's family may be expressed in the online guestbook at

www.ansberg-west.com

Teodoro "Ted" Nonoy Jr

Teodoro "Ted" Barloa Nonoy Jr., longtime Toledo resident, passed away on August 15, 2019, in Wilmington, NC, surrounded by his family. He was 84.

Ted was born on March 23,1935 in Ozamiz City, Philippines, to Teodoro Nonoy Sr. and Aristona Barloa Nonoy. He was the fourth of five children. In 1941, he and his family evacuated to the mountains of northern Mindanao in advance of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines. After the war, he studied at Manila Central University School of Medicine, Manila, Philippines, where he graduated with an M.D. degree in 1960. He was the first physician in his family and one of the few doctors in his hometown of Ozamiz where he practiced after graduation. In 1967 he traveled to Toledo, Ohio, to pursue a transitional internship at Flower Hospital, where he would meet his future wife, Carolyn Sue Ceglio, a secretary in the Medical Staff office. In 1968 he enrolled in a general surgery residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, Toledo, Ohio, followed by an anesthesiology residency at Fairview General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, which he completed in 1973. He went on to practice anesthesiology as a partner with Anesthesiology Services Associates of Sylvania, Ohio until retirement in 1997. Over the course of his career he provided anesthesia services at Flower Memorial Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital (Maumee, Ohio), and The Toledo Clinic.

He was a member of the Toledo First Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he served as an elder. He was also a member of the Toledo-Lucas County Academy of Medicine and the Association of International Physicians of Northwest Ohio.

Always active, even in his later years, Ted enjoyed tennis, golf, swimming, reading, gardening, and cooking Filipino cuisine. He especially loved to travel, and made many visits over the years to his family and friends in the Philippines.

He is survived by Carolyn, his beloved wife of fifty years; Nadine, his daughter; Nathaniel, his son; Henry, Daniel and Lucas, his grandsons; and his sisters, Leah and Jethelma.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the Toledo-First Seventh Day Adventist Church. Donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation (NC). Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ansberg-West Funeral Directors, 419-472-7633. To send his family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

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Heather Lynn Oliver

Heather Lynn Oliver passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019. Heather was an overcomer. She was born in 1987 with a chromosomal defect that was later identified as Prader Willi syndrome. This rare birth defect not only stunted her physical and mental growth – it caused her to have an insatiable desire to eat along with a host of other physical and mental problems.

In spite of her many physical and mental limitations Heather maintained a loving and giving spirit and forged ahead to graduate from Southview High School. She worked at David Broadway Salon, Triad Residential Services and the Epilepsy Center. Heather loved serving in her church nursery. She also adored her niece and nephews.

Heather is survived by her parents, Douglas and Helen Oliver; her brother and sister Ian Oliver (Amy) and Hilary Nelson (Andy), her niece and nephews - Ian, Emma, Seth, Caleb, Asa, and Jamie and grandfather, Bill Oliver.

There were several Toledo-based medical professionals who showed personal and long-term care to Heather that went beyond their call of duty. These include Drs. Robert Kalb, Bernardo Martinez, and Joel Kammeyer. Heather's parents owe a deep sense of gratitude to these physicians.

Thanks is also due to the congregants of Toledo First Alliance Church who loved Heather unconditionally and to Filling Homes of Napoleon, Ohio who showed Heather special care and love during her last months.

A Memorial Service will be held October 12, 2019 at First Alliance Church, 2201 Monroe St, in Toledo at 11:00 AM.

'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me. . .' - Jesus (Matthew 25 ESV).

Molly G. (Wagener) Pfaff

Molly G. (Wagener) Pfaff age 78 of Maumee, Ohio died peacefully on Saturday, September 21, 2019 in her home. She was a 1959 graduate of Maumee High School and went on to earn her LPN license from Mercy School of Nursing. Molly was employed at Mercy Hospital from many years and was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maumee.

Surviving are her brothers, Tom (Jacque) Wagener, Jim Wagener; sister in-law, Margie Wagener; dear friend, Jon Hahn and her fur baby, Faith Elizabeth. Also surviving is 41 nieces and nephews, 100s of great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Marcella (Pfleghaar) Wagener; her loving husband, Richard Pfaff; sister, Bernadine (Frank) Weixel, brothers, Ben (Jane) Wagener, Nick (Charlotte) Wagener, Lee (Mary Lou) Wagener, Al Wagener and sister in-law, Mary Wagener.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 104 W. Broadway from 9:00 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Maumee. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund, Maumee Fire and EMS or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Arrangements by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Patricia Ellen Reed

Patricia Ellen Reed, age 80, of Maumee, OH, passed away September 18, 2019. She was born December 15, 1938 in Toledo to Richard and Dorothy (Hubbel) Schwarzkopf.

Pat graduated from Waite High School in 1956 and went straight to doing exactly what she loved most: raising a family. She liked walks in the park, and her favorite snack was potato chips of any kind. She was a wonderful provider, and her dining table was always filled with something she whipped up just because that's how she showed her love.

Pat is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roger T. Reed; sons, Timothy (Susan), Eric, Mark (Jennifer) and Steve (Ellen) Reed; brother, Richard (Mary) Schwarzkopf; grandchildren, Benjamin, Ryan, Michelle, Kelsi, Olivia Reed, Corinne, Robert and Audrey.

The family will have a private memorial honoring Pat's request.

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

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Lucille Sanderson

Sanderson, Lucille, age 102 years, of Sylvania, OH, passed away August 16, 2019. Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, OH.

Timothy E. Schultz

Timothy E. Schultz, 58, died unexpectedly at home, Friday, September 20, 2019. He was born October 26, 1960 in Toledo. Tim was a Toledo Walleye Hockey fan. He loved hanging out with his best friend, his dog, Buddy.

Tim is survived by Sherry, his loving wife; son, Scott, grandchildren, Kaylee, Lexie, Tyler and Bryson; mother, Judy Schultz; brothers, Mike, Jeff and Brett; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Larry Schultz and his brother, Greg.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. with a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Burial will be private.

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Clarence "Paul" Sprague Jr.

Clarence "Paul" Sprague Jr., known as "Paul," passed away to glory on Thursday September 19, 2019 at the age of 87. He was born on December 15, 1931 to Clarence Sr. and Hilda Sprague, who preceded him in death. On March 27, 1954, Paul and Donna were married and she survives. Also left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Sheri (Carl) Reuther, Patricia (Jim) Essman and Susan (John) Kopka. He also leaves behind granddaughters, McKenna Essman and Christine (Andrew) Seeholzer along with 3 great grandchildren.

Paul worked at LOF and retired in 1994. He was gentle and kind, his family will miss him dearly.

The family wishes to acknowledge the staff of professionals who provided comfort and kindness for our precious "Papa" at Ebeid Hospice. We appreciate all the care from floors 6, 8, 9 at ProMedica Hospital. Without their dedication, our Papa would not have been as comfortable.

Visitation will be held Monday, September 23, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, where a Masonic service will be held at 7:00 PM. The funeral will be held Tuesday September 24, at 11:00 at Ansberg-West. Condolences for Paul's family may be expressed online at

www.ansberg-west.com

Mary Szollosi

Mary M. Szollosi, age 102, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2019 in San Diego, California, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was born on December 12, 1916 in Toledo, Ohio, to John and Mary Szombati.

Mary and the late Francis E. "Fritz" Szollosi married in 1941.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Andrew, Bert and John; sisters, Irene and AnnaMae; her husband, Fritz in 2009 and daughter, Anita Hooker in 2018. She is survived by 4 children, MaryEllen Breister (Robert), Frank Szollosi (Marlene), Sharon Tully, Carol Findling (Dennis);10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be forever loved and mourned until we are all together again with Our Lord.

On Saturday, October 5th, family will welcome friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Church, followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment ceremony at Calvary Cemetery will be private.

Therese E. Tucholski

Therese E. Tucholski, 72, of Holland, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2019. She was born on May 10, 1947 to Bernard and Loretta (Jacobs) Tucholski in Toledo. Therese worked as a hairdresser and as an assistant at the former St. Jude School. She enjoyed reading and cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Therese was preceded in death by her parents; great grandson, Chance; and former husband, Ronald Bugbee. She will be dearly missed by her children, Brant Bugbee, Chad (Cindy) Bugbee and Kelly (Jim) Chambers; grandchildren, Brandon, Karissa, Haylee, Brittany and Nate; great grandchildren, Parker, P.J., Skylar, Harper, Paisley and Camden.

Family and friends may visit from 2-8:00 p.m. with Funeral Services at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019, at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Memorial tributes may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Mobile Meals.

Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

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Diane Watson

Diane Watson (Bray), age 57, of Toledo, OH, formerly of Perrysburg, OH, passed away September 18, 2019 at Hospice of N.W.O. in Toledo surrounded by her family. She was born May 25, 1962 to Tom and Mary Bray. Diane married Russ Watson on January 11, 1979 and they raised 2 children together. She attended Whitmer High School and Owens Community College where she earned a Business degree. Diane was employed at Newark electronics: 21 yrs, Mick Electric: 6 yrs and Glassline Intelicon: 6 yrs. Diane enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at the lake and R.V.Y.C. She loved to attend events for her grandkids. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother (nana) who will always be missed.

Diane is preceded by her parents and survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Russ Watson; children, Charles Watson and Danielle Clark; brothers, Tony Bray (Cathy) and Tim Bray (Patty). Also surviving are her 7 beautiful grandbabies; beloved Gabby dog; and many special friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH 43611 with services beginning at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please share condolences at

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Van Franklin Wheeler

Van Franklin Wheeler, 63, of Toledo, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. He was born April 4, 1956, to Jim Wheeler and Norma (Lowe) in Toledo. Van worked as a yardman at Rieter Autoneum.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Jessica Wheeler; brothers, Gene Cline, Jerry Cline; sister, Mary Huff; girlfriend, Annette Collins. Van was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Gary Wheeler.

Services for Van will be announced at a later date.

Dr. William A. Winslow

Dr. William A. Winslow, 89, passed away September 10, 2019 in Port Charlotte, FL., born in Toledo, OH to J.B. and Evelyn Marie Winslow on May 1, 1930. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in 1952. While finishing his bachelor degree he began attending the University of Michigan medical school pursuing his goal of becoming a doctor. 1955 was a big year for him; he became a doctor after graduation from UM and in June married Beverlee Kubic. He would then serve two years in the Air Force as a base physician in Everett, WA. After those two years he returned to Ohio, settling in the new city of Oregon, where he resided until retiring to Florida. He practiced medicine on the east side of Toledo joining the Family Medical Center. He also served 45 years as the house doctor at the Lutheran Old Folks Home and had privileges at St. Charles and Riverside Hospitals.

Bill was an avid boater until 2015 when he sold the last of his 5 boats. He was a member of Toledo Yacht Club for 60 years. He was extremely involved with the United States Sail and Power Squadron and was a life member of over 50 years. In 1980 he served as commander of the Toledo Power Squadron. After moving to Florida, he became involved with the Peach River Power Squadron. He was a National Officer within the Power Squadron. While in Florida, he was a member of the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club.

Bill was a member of First St. John Lutheran Church, Toledo, OH, where he served as an elder. He faithfully attended the 7:45 a.m. service before making his rounds at the hospitals. While in Florida he attended Faith Lutheran in Punta Gorda, where he also served as an elder.

During his 64 years of marriage to Beverlee they traveled extensively around the globe. The only continent they did not visit was Antarctica. His favorite trips were on his boats; cruising the Great Lakes. He was always ready to take a boat ride.

Bill loved UM football and was a season ticket holder for many years. He enjoyed watching any Wolverine team no matter the sport. And he cheered on all of the professional teams in Detroit.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beverlee;, sons, Michael (Donna), Douglas (Sharon); daughter, Nancy (Douglas) Wilhelm. grandchildren, Grand, Brett, Patrick and LeAnn Winslow; brother, Paul (Marilyn) Winslow. Proceeded in death by his parents, and son, David Allen Winslow.

A memorial service will be held in December at South Port Square. He will be cremated and his ashes will be taken back to Lake Erie. A memorial service will also be held in Ohio.

Donations can be made to First St. John Lutheran Church, Toledo, OH. or Faith Lutheran Church, Punta Gorda, FL.

Howard Wuest

Howard Francis Wuest, 91, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away at The Hospice of Northwest Ohio on Thursday, September 19th. He was born November 4, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio, to Roy and Ethel Wuest. Upon graduation from Central Catholic High School he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He was a dedicated employee of the B&O Railroad, retiring after 30 plus yrs. Howard remained an active member of the Army Reserve, retiring as a Lt. Col.

He is survived by his wife of 62 yrs, Joan Wuest; daughters Ann (Tom) Hunt and Amy (Rick) Roman; grandchildren Jessica Simpkins (Brian Reed), Andy Simpkins, Lizzie (Bob) Johnson, and David Simpkins; Great grandson Leo Johnson. He was preceded in death by his infant son Joseph, daughter Sue Ann Wuest, parents Ethel and Roy Wuest, brothers Danny Wuest, Jerry Wuest, and sister Lois Quinn.

Howard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was an enthusiastic fan of the Detroit Tigers, Toledo Mudhens, and The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame Football.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd, in Oregon, on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 2-7p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

www.freckchapel.com

Melvin Zegarlowicz

Melvin "Mel" R. Zegarlowicz passed away peacefully on September 17th in his home at the age of 85. He was born November 13, 1933 in Toledo to Ludwik and Sophia (Tonkel) Zegarlowicz and graduated from Macomber High School in 1951. Mel enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan where he met his wife Saeko Okuyama whom he married on July 7th, 1958. After serving his country, he returned to Toledo and joined the Toledo Fire Dept. retiring in the early 70's last stationed at #17. Mel then went in to the tool & die industry as a partner that started Unique Tool & Die until his retirement.

Mel is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Jurski and Martha Grzechowiak; brothers, Louis and Arthur Zegarlowicz; daughter, Cheryl; grandchildren, Joshua Billegas and Corie Abitua. He is survived by his wife, Saeko; daughters, Janice (John Billegas) Zegarlowicz, Michelle Alt and Susan Abitua; seven grandchildren; little companion "Chico" as well as 9 great grandchildren.

His family would like to thank the Promedica Hospice staff Kelly, Ashley, Kreadance and Chaplain Ron & Jenna from Always Best Care for their loving care of Mel. Memorial tributes may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation or the charity of the donor's choice.

Family will receive friends at the Castillo Funeral Home 1757 Tremainsville Rd. Sunday from 4-8 PM where a Rosary will be recited at 7 PM. Funeral Mass will be held Monday in St. Clement Catholic Church at 10 AM followed by interment at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

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September 21, 2019

Agnes I. Booher

Booher, Agnes I., age 81 years, of Hillsdale, MI, passed away September 19, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Hudson, MI

Pamela Sue Borkosky

Pamela Sue Borkosky, 64, of Findlay, peacefully passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Bridge Hospice Care Center. She was born on May 17, 1955 in Findlay to the late Dale and Betty (Bowen) Wenner. She was a 1973 graduate of Otsego High School. Pamela loved her family, enjoyed playing PC games and time with her animals.

Pamela is survived by her sons, Chris Richards of Findlay, Josh Richards of London, OH; daughters, Charity Schafer (Sheryl) and Sarai Richards (Chris), both of Findlay. Beloved grandmother to five grandchildren, Anissa Westrick (Neal Ward), Tiffany Curry (CJ), Thomas Westrick (Joy Eagle), Natasha Martin (Dylan), and Laura Campbell; great-grandmother to, Isaiah Ward, Paisley Ward, Zaiyden Curry, Parker Ward, Elliott Curry, Amaya Preteroti-Huston, and Maisey Martin. She is also survived by two brothers, David Wenner (Robin) and Dale “Butch” Wenner. In addition to her parents, Pamela was preceded in death by a grandson, Kyle Campbell.

Friends and family may visit from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019 at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A memorial service will follow at end of visitation on Monday at 4 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Jim Klausing officiating. Memorial contributions in Pamela’s name may be made to the Family in c/o Hufford Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.huffordfh.com.

Thomas E. Cavendish

Cavendish, Thomas E., age 82 years, of Luckey, OH, passed away September 17, 2019. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Luckey, OH.

Mary C. Chambers

Mary C. Chambers, 84, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away at home Wednesday, September 18, 2019. She was born April 12, 1935 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Louis and Amanda (Jenkins) Hubay. She married James W. Chambers on February 9, 1954 and they were married for 49 years. Mary was a 1953 graduate of Whitmer High School and worked as a secretary in the Math Department at BGSU for over 34 years, retiring in 1999.

She was thoughtful, creative, and a talented artist which she expressed through painting, sewing, and her always-evolving home décor. She was very active and independent and loved to work in her yard and garden, seeming ever-young to those around her. Her greatest joy in life came from the time she spent with her family. She was loved and admired by her grandchildren and she especially enjoyed and cherished her role as “Gram.”

She is survived by her children Terri (Jerry) Ryland of Auburn, Indiana; Kathy (Dan) Beattie of Bowling Green, Ohio; and Dennis (Darlene) Chambers of Bowling Green, Ohio. She is also survived by her grandchildren James, Justin, Caitlin, Jessica, Hallie, Max, Molly, Travis and John and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband James and grandson Jonathan.

A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held later this fall. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

Memorial contributions can be given in her memory to a charity of the donor’s choice. To share an online condolence or fond memory with Mary’s family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Pauline Anne Coon

Coon, Pauine Anne, age 93 years, of Kokomo, IN, passed away September 17, 2019. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH

Kathleen Marie Cordrey

Kathleen Marie Cordrey passed away Thursday morning, September 19, 2019. She was born to parents Duane and Donna (Schell) Abel. Kathy was employed at JCPenney for three years. She worked at the Trilby School for more than eight years, where she served as the playground supervisor and was affectionately known as "Supie." While at Trilby, she also helped in the cafeteria and was a crossing guard. She then worked at Impact Products, where she spent 11 years and met many loving and caring friends. After that, Kathy became a happy homemaker.

She is survived by the greatest husband ever, Raymond Cordrey, whom she married December 21, 1966; daughter, Stacey (Steve) Kessler; grandchildren, Brian and Alexa Kessler, Bradley and Cailyn Cordrey, and Dustin Porter; great-grandchildren, Haley, Emmalee and Christian; sisters, Cindy (Terry) Pence and Abbie (Doug) Kiser; brother, Steve Garczynski; half-brother, Ron Abel; and many nieces and nephews. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark Cordrey; stepdad, Daniel Garczynski; and brother, Terry Garczynski

Kathy loved to read and do all kinds of crafting and scrapbooking. Her specialty was shopping. She was a true bargain shopper, and that's the one thing she never got tired of.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, Sunday, September 22, from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m., where Funeral Services will be held Monday, September 23, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Amboy Township Cemetery.

Those wishing to offer memorials in Kathy's memory are asked to consider C.A.S.T (Caring And Sharing Together), a local food bank, c/o the Metamora State Bank or the Metamora Library.

To my husband Ray, "You made my life so very complete, I could have never asked for more. In my living years you were all I ever needed." "To those of you I have loved, and those who have touched my life, I will see you soon."

Kathy always enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren. The world is a better place because of Kathy. She Will Be Missed! Online condolences may be offered at

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Sharlene Dickinson

Dickinson, Sharlene, age 74 years, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away September 19, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH

James Warren Kronberg,

James Warren Kronberg, 79, of Whitehouse, Ohio passed away September 19, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio. He was born to Clarence and Velma (Staub) Kronberg. He was married to Eunice (Hartman) Kronberg for over 55 years. Jim graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science – Business Administration and the University of Toledo with a Master of Business Administration. Jim was a captain in the United States Air Force and served as a Missile Launch Officer at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. After serving in the Air Force, Jim worked for Toledo Edison in various positions in administrative services in Toledo, and as the Services Director at Davis-Besse and in many surrounding communities as the Municipal Affairs Representative.

He worked at Toledo Edison for over 27 years. He then worked at Owens Community College in adult education programs including truck driving and CSX Conductor Training programs until his retirement. Jim was active in the community serving on the Board of Trustees for the Maumee Valley Girl Scouts, a member of George P. Crosby Gardens Board, and an advisor for the Golden Forks 4-H Club. Jim was also a member of Community of Christ Church in Whitehouse, OH. Jim’s joys in life included spending time with his children and grandchildren with their 4-H, sports and school activities, attending BGSU basketball games, gardening, woodworking, the Detroit Tigers and genealogy research.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Betty Kidd and brother-in-law Deloy Hartman. Friends and Family are invited to a visitation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday September 23, 2019 at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd. Waterville, OH.Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Community of Christ Church, 6517 Finzel Rd. Whitehouse, Ohio with Pastor Matthew Lash officiating. Burial will follow at Wakeman Cemetery. The family suggests giving memorial contributions to the church. To leave an online condolence please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Julius F. Marko

Marko, Julius F., age 95 years, of Genoa, OH, passed away September 19, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH

Dr. Larry Wallace Mizelle

Mizelle, Dr. Larry Wallace, age 76 years, of Temperance, MI, passed away September 19, 2019. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI.

Sara Moynihan

Sara Moynihan, who brought order and commitment to her workplace and her long record of volunteerism, died Sept. 7 in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, South Detroit Avenue. She was 54.

She learned she had cancer after going to the emergency room in late July because she felt unwell, her sister, Vivian Moynihan said. She had survived a different type of cancer about a decade ago. Already active in community causes, "that gave her more of a heart," her sister said. "She was a mentor to people dealing with a cancer diagnosis."

For more than a decade, Ms. Moynihan, of Sylvania Township, was director of ProMedica Courier Services. She oversaw an entity that combined a former medical transportation business and departments of Toledo Hospital to transport specimens, supplies, and documents.

She had a keen sense of organization and logistics, her sister said.

"I'm not sure a computer is even a good comparison," her sister said. "She could think of an issue and get ahead of it. She liked an intense challenge, and she was a doer."

Toni Moore, who worked with her at United Way of Greater Toledo, said, "She was very well organized. Nothing was seat of the pants, not ever."

In 1996, Toledo Area JayCees honored her as one of 20 outstanding community leaders under age 40.

"She was a friend, leader, philanthropist, and mentor for all who knew her," said Dave Wehrmeister, executive director.

In the late 1980s, she was on the staff at United Way of Greater Toledo and became co-director of development. She remained involved, raising funds and volunteering for such organizations as Leadership Toledo, the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and JDRF Diabetes Foundation.

"She was a gift to anybody who knew her," Mrs. Moore said. "She had a great sense of wanting to make a difference in our community for the organizations she volunteered for, for the people in her life. Her focus was to make the world a better place."

David Schlaudecker, a former executive director of Leadership Toledo, called her the "beloved mother" of the program.

"All she did was give back to the community constantly," Mr. Schlaudecker said.

She called herself an "extroverted shy person," her sister recalled. "She liked to bond with people and liked to enjoy the experience. She had fun when she was working with people."

She was born Oct. 19, 1964, in Chicago to Vivian and Joseph Moynihan. She grew up in South Toledo and was a graduate of the former McAuley High School. She received a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University and a master of business administration from the University of Toledo.

Surviving are her sister, Vivian Moynihan, and brothers Humphrey, Brendan, and John Moynihan.

A celebration of life is to be held from 1-5 p.m. Oct 12 in the ProProMedica Flower Hospital Conference Center, Sylvania.

The family suggests tributes to Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo, 2250 N. Detroit Ave, Toledo, 43606, or bgctoledo.org.

Willie Musslinsh

Mullins, Willie, age 19 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 16, 2019. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH.

 

Sophia R. "Sophie" (Michalski) Roessle

Sophia R. Roessle, 98, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2019 at St. Clare Commons where she currently resided for the past 5 years. Sophia, the daughter of John Francis and Frances (Sobkowiak) Zielinski, was born on September 24, 1920 in Poznan, Poland. In 1928, Sophie and her family moved to the United States where they resided in Toledo. Sophie began her working career at Champion Spark Plug, then she worked many dedicated years and retired from Optometrist, Dr. Pietrykowski. Sophie was a devoted and founding member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church with her husband Steve. She was also an Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Funeral Choir at St. Pat's, as well as a member of the St. Frances Guild. Sophie enjoyed bowling, gardening, sewing, and cooking where everyone loved her delicious coffee cakes.

Sophie was preceded in death by her first husband, Stephen Michalski; second husband, Lawrence "Curley" Roessle, Sr.; daughter, Stephanie Rocker; son, Thomas Michalski; and brothers, Leo and John S. Zielinski. She will be dearly missed by daughter, Jeanette (Harry) Morell; daughter-in-law, Carol Michalski; son-in-law, Richard Rocker; sisters, Joan (Jerry) Pistilli and Sr. Jeanette Zielinski, Sylvania Franciscan; and Busia to 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, from 2-8:00 p.m., with scripture services at 7:00 p.m., at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 with prayers in the mortuary at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be directed to St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church or to the Sisters at St. Francis of Sylvania, OH.

Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Nancy H. Schlageter

Nancy Helen (Marryott) Schlageter passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, September 15, 2019. She was born to Leonard and Helen (Lawrence) Marryott on August 28, 1925. Nancy was the oldest of 5 children. She was predeceased by her siblings, Leonard, Larry (Linda), Mary Janice, and Mary Alice. She was also predeceased by her granddaughter, Amy Schlageter Nelson; her great granddaughter, Lyla Lewis, and Terry McCready; spouse of her granddaughter, Jennifer Gallagher Eriksen. She graduated from Catholic grade school, St. Ursula Academy, and Mary Manse College. Nancy was married to Jack Schlageter for nearly 60 years before he passed away in 2007. She is survived by their 9 children: John (Darla), Kitty (Tom) Gallagher, Tom (Sue), Marcia (Don) Grenesko, Laurie (Mike) Neary, Janet (Eric) Prond, Judy (Ron) Erdmann, Mike (Mary), Steve (Andrea); along with 38 grandchildren; 71 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Nancy was a Eucharistic Minister, attended daily mass, taught CCD, and also enjoyed playing tennis and golf. She and Jack led a vibrant and active social life with their many friends and large family. Nancy always encouraged her children to bring their friends home. The Schlageter house was where everyone hung out. The more the merrier!

Nancy's wish was to be remembered as a good wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Catholic, and friend. The feelings the family have for their mother are perhaps best expressed by the following note sent to her by her son Steve, during her last days:

You are the golden standard of motherhood.

Your unconditional love for your kids is unmatchable.

Your kind spirit and gentle touch nurtures souls.

When we opened the front door and entered our home we always felt safe and loved.

Thank you for your guidance and understanding amidst our many mistakes.

Your genuine love and undeniable spirit will live in the hearts of your kids and grandkids forever.

Thank you for your love and wisdom.

God Bless.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Sunset House and Ashanti Hospice for their compassion and care. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave. (419-841-2422). Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home on Monday, September 23, 2019 beginning at 9:15 a.m., with the Funeral Mass beginning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5373 Main St., Sylvania, OH. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Francis DeSales High School, St. Ursula Academy or Heartbeat of Toledo.

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Daniel Warner

Warner, Daniel, age 63 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away September 18, 2019. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH.

Ruth E. White 

White, Ruth E., age 97 years, of Genoa, OH, passed away Septemer 17, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH

 

September 20, 2019

Susan Fredica Cameron

Cameron, Susan Fredica, age 73 years, of Lambertville, MI, passed away September 15, 2019. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Retha Beryl Carothers

Retha Beryl Carothers, 93, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2019. She was born on December 21, 1925 in Napoleon, Ohio to Charlie and Leah (Eisaman) Packard.

On February 17, 1946, she married Harold L. Carothers, with whom she raised four children. Retha and Harold were able to celebrate their 50th anniversary before Harold passed away in 1996. They were among the original members of Church of St. Andrew United Methodist, and she served as church secretary there for 27 years.

Retha devoted herself to multiple professional and educational pursuits, both for herself and others. A lifelong learner, she was always willing to try new things, whether it was pursuing adult education courses, public speaking, learning to play bridge, or serving the community as a reading tutor for youth and seniors and a bowling coach for after-school programs. She taught Sunday school for children and adults for many years and was a certified Christian educator who also trained other teachers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; son, Neal Carothers; and son-in-law, Richard Walker.

Leaving to cherish her memory are her daughters, Sheryl Walker, Rebecca Carothers, and Janean (Robert) Vick; grandchildren, Amanda (Erik) Brendtro, Sarah Sitterle, and Michael Walker; Chris, Thomas (Heather), and James (Mary) Calihan; and Benjamin, Leah (Joel) Parker, and James Vick; step-grandchildren, Dawn (Samuel) Matthews and Gage (Lisa) Walker and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Walter Funeral Home at 4653 Glendale, Avenue, Toledo, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21st, with services following at 12:00 p.m. A graveside ceremony will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Church of St. Andrew United Methodist.

Mary C. Chambers

Chambers, Mary C., age 84 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away September 18, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Bruce B. Clark, Jr.

Bruce R. Clark, Jr., 76, of Genoa, Ohio, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Mercy-St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, after a sudden illness. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on January 18, 1943 the son of Bruce R. and Doris (Watson) Clark Sr. Bruce married Mary Howell in Toledo on November 28, 1969 and she survives.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Ruth (Matt) Weber, Bruce (Rhonda) Clark III, Michael (Kim) Clark; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 2 brothers and 3 sisters. he was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 PM, Sunday, September 22, 2019 in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa, Ohio 43430, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be directed to Word of Truth Christian Church, 1163 Napoleon Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes. com.

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Agnes Graber

Graber, Agnes, age 81 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away September 18, 2019. Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, OH. As published in The Blade

Nelson E. Henry

Nelson E. Henry, 82 of Elmore, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Riverview Healthcare Campus, Oak Harbor, Ohio. He was born in Elmore on March 2, 1937, a son of L.R. & Odessa (Neeb) Henry. At age 16, Nelson joined his father in the operation of the construction business, L.R. Henry & Son. After his father's retirement, he took over the firm. Nelson enjoyed attending sprint car races, and working in his garden, supplying his family and friends with produce. He also was a good cook, especially known for his smoked meats and other items. Nelson was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves from 1962-65. On September 14, 1963, he married the former Betty A. Gnepper, and she preceded him in death on January 24, 2016.

Nelson is survived by his daughters, Sharon (Steve) Lockhart, Elmore, and Terri (Tim) Romberg, Orlando, Florida; grandchildren, Matthew Romberg and Cody (Hannah) Lockhart; step grandson, Chad Lockhart; great-grandchildren, Swayzie and Sylvie Lockhart; and step great-grandchildren, Ayden and Faith Lockhart. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Donald Henry, and sister, Jeanette Leutz.

Friends may call from 2-8 PM Sunday at Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Elmore-Genoa Chapel, 19550 W. S.R. 51, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday. Rev. John W. Bock will officiate, and interment will follow at Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery. Those planning on making a memorial contribution are asked to please consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio or a charity of the donor's choice.

Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Elmore-Genoa Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements and ncourages those wishing to send a condolence or share a fond memory to visit www.crosserfuneralhome.com

Marcella A. Forbes Hughes

Marcella A. Forbes Hughes, 88 of Walbridge, Ohio passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Marcella was born in Perrysburg, Ohio on July 17, 1931 to Dewey and Gertrude (Krob) Rist. Marcella who was a wonderful cook also enjoyed making flower arrangements for the home; her real love was spending time with her family.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kathy Forbes; her niece whom Marcella considered a sister, Carolyn Bowlander; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Paul Forbes, Edward Hughes; son, Jerry Forbes; siblings, Leuis, George, Thelma, Vivian, LaVerne.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 22, from 12 noon until 8 pm at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, Oregon, where her funeral service will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM. Private inurnment will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy in Marcella's memory are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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John Howard Ickes

Ickes, John Howard, age 60 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 18, 2019. Neville-Shank Funeral Home, Holland, OH. As published in The Blade

Keith Krotzer

Krotzer, Keith, age 62 years, of Helena, OH, passed away September 18, 2019. Herman-Veh Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

Dolores C. "Dee" LaVrar

Dolores C. "Dee" LaVrar, age 90, of Toledo passed away peacefully Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born on February 26, 1929 to Otis and Daisy Kelley in Frenchton, West Virginia. Dee graduated from Mercy College in Toledo obtaining her LPN. She worked as a nurse for over 45 years before retiring. Dee was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #553. She was also a member of St. Charles Borromeo. Dee enjoyed going to the casino, playing euchre and watching The Ohio State Buckeyes. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter "Pete" LaVrar; son, Mike LaVrar; and several siblings. Dee is survived by her loving son, Keith (Kathy) LaVrar; grandchildren, Matt (Jessica) LaVrar and Melissa (Todd) Kerr; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 sister; 2 brothers; many extended family members in West Virginia, many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

The family will receive guests on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 2 – 7:00 p.m. at Newcomer – Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900) with Funeral Services beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Alice M. Lohmeyer

Alice M. Lohmeyer, 84, of Toledo, died September 18, 2019 at Mercy St. Charles Hospital. She was born on October 23, 1934, in Toledo to Emil (Helen Skiles) Krieg, both of whom have preceded her in death. Alice was employed with Lutheran Home as a nurse's aide. She married Edward E. "Sonny" Lohmeyer on April 1, 1952, in Toledo. Edward preceded her in death in 2004. Alice grew up on Norwalk Street and later in life moved in with her daughter Becky on Esther Street, both in Toledo. She loved to read, go camping, and had fun with the whole family when they all got together.

Alice is survived by her children, Edward (Arnita) Lohmeyer, Rebecca (Jeffrey) Hartford, Mary (J.R.) Hatfield, and Michael (Sue) Lohmeyer, all of Toledo; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Walter (Joann) Krieg, Earl Krieg, Kenny (Johnnie) Krieg. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward E. "Sonny" Lohmeyer; parents; daughter, Sandra Jean Lohmeyer; sisters, Gerty (Walt) Sampsel, Marylou Contreras, Ruth Krieg; brother, Lawrence Krieg; sisters-in-law, Joann Krieg, and Marsha Krieg.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral chapel, with the family to receive guests after 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Lake Twp. Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family.

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Sara Jane Moynihan

Sara Jane Moynihan died peacefully and surrounded by love on September 7, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on October 19, 1964, in Chicago IL. Sara was the youngest of five children of Joseph Francis and Vivian (Michels) Moynihan.

After moving to Toledo as a little girl, Sara embraced her new home city and state. She graduated from The Ohio State University and became a dedicated and excitable Buckeye football fan. She earned her MBA from the University of Toledo and used her business skills to run the ProMedica Courier Services. She worked efficiently and tirelessly for her community of couriers.

Those of you who were blessed to know Sara remember her generous heart. She cheered at fundraisers, walked to raise awareness, recruited volunteers with enthusiasm. The organization that moved Sara the most was Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo. At the time of her death, she served as the third female President of the Board of Trustees in the 125-year history of the Clubs.

If you knew Sara, you knew her kindness, her superb sense of humor, and her affirmative spirit. Memorialize her by giving of yourself unconditionally, making someone laugh joyfully, and celebrating all those you love. As a more tangible memorial, please consider a donation to Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo (2250 N Detroit Ave, Toledo OH 43606 or http://www.bgctoledo.org/).

Sara is survived by her siblings, Vivian (the late Dennis Young), Humphrey (Connie), Brendan (Cathleen), and John (Cathy); nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; friends and colleagues.

There will be a celebration of Sara's life on October 12, 2019, from 1 – 5pm at the ProMedica Flower Hospital Conference Center, 5200 Harroun Rd, Sylvania, OH 43560.

Thomas Polanco h3>

Polanco, Thomas, age 72 years, of Lakeside-Marblehead, OH, passed away September 18, 2019. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, OH.

Sophia R. "Sophie" (Michalski) Roessle

Sophia R. Roessle, 98, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2019 at St. Clare Commons where she currently resided for the past 5 years. Sophia, the daughter of John Francis and Frances (Sobkowiak) Zielinski, was born on September 24, 1920 in Poznan, Poland. In 1928, Sophie and her family moved to the United States where they resided in Toledo. Sophie began her working career at Champion Spark Plug, then she worked many dedicated years and retired from Optometrist, Dr. Pietrykowski. Sophie was a devoted and founding member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church with her husband Steve. She was also an Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Funeral Choir at St. Pat's, as well as a member of the St. Frances Guild. Sophie enjoyed bowling, gardening, sewing, and cooking where everyone loved her delicious coffee cakes.

Sophie was preceded in death by her first husband, Stephen Michalski; second husband, Lawrence "Curley" Roessle, Sr.; daughter, Stephanie Rocker; son, Thomas Michalski; and brothers, Leo and John S. Zielinski. She will be dearly missed by daughter, Jeanette (Harry) Morell; daughter-in-law, Carol Michalski; son-in-law, Richard Rocker; sisters, Joan (Jerry) Pistilli and Sr. Jeanette Zielinski, Sylvania Franciscan; and Busia to 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, from 2-8:00 p.m., with scripture services at 7:00 p.m., at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 with prayers in the mortuary at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be directed to St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church or to the Sisters at St. Francis of Sylvania, OH.

Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Michael Zehnder

Zehnder, Michael, age 66 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away August 3, 2019. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

September 19, 2019

Mervin Andecover

Andecover, Mervin, age 75 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away September 18, 2019. Keller - Koch - Chudzinski Funeral Home, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary L. Blackwell

Blackwell, Mary L., age 82 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away September 16, 2019. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Marilyn M. Canale

Marilyn M. Canale, 97, passed away September 17, 2019 in Waterville, OH. She was born November 30, 1921 in Toledo, OH, to Edward and Frances (Becker) Schoen. She was a 1939 Scott High School graduate.

Marilyn worked as a Secretary at Pugh Heating, Willys Overland, MARC (ARCA), Mather Spring, and Dana Corporation. She retired in 1986. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Cathedral, ARCA Racing and Waterville Seniors.

Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Sherry Moon of Waterville, OH and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, Richard Gremling, Donald Beatty and Frank Canale.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd., Waterville, OH. Entombment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to at the Browning Masonic Community, American Diabetes Association or the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio. Marilyn's family wishes to express their gratitude to the caring staff Browning Masonic Community.

To leave an online memory please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Dr. Virginia Chambers

Dr. Virginia Chambers, 88, of Toledo, OH passed away Friday September 13, 2019 at Kingston of Sylvania. She was born on January 28, 1931 in Middlesboro, Kentucky to J C and Virginia Dobyns Chambers. She graduated from Middlesboro High School in 1948. She was always involved in music activities; studying piano with Webster Taylor and Suzanne Van Vleck, and accompanying groups and soloists while in high school. A member of Trinity Methodist Church as a child, she always regarded Middlesboro as her home and visited frequently with her best friend, Margaret Thompson Howard.

Virginia graduated first from the University of Louisville School of Music and taught elementary music for some ten years in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She continued her education with a Masters degree at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York and a PhD at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her teaching activities included the Rochester (NY) public schools, Eastern Michigan University, SUNY Geneseo, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She ended her career at the University of Toledo (Ohio), retiring in 1997. She was the author of books and teaching materials and was a sought-after lecturer and clinician. Her research concerns were based to some extent on her elementary teaching experiences in Oak Ridge; she was interested in how children learn music and develop music literacy. Many of her publications – coauthored with Dr. Robert DeYarman – are directed to the development of music literacy in both children and adults.

Virginia was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Harry. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Shirley Friar Chambers of Richmond VA.; two nieces, Carlee Chambers Hosp of Sellersburg IN., and Dolly Shaffner of Mechanicsville, VA and three grandnephews, Schuyler Hosp and Seth and Kirkland Shaffner. She is also survived by her longtime colleague, coauthor and friend, Dr. Robert DeYarman and his wife Gerry of Toledo, and her best friend since earliest childhood, Margaret Thompson Howard, of Middlesboro.

Memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, September 27 at Westgate Chapel, 2500 Wilford Dr., Toledo, OH 43615. Local Funeral arrangements were entrusted with Habegger Funeral Services.

Funeral burial services in Kentucky are entrusted to Green Hills Funeral Home, Middlesboro, Kentucky. She will be interred in the family plot at the Middlesboro Cemetery.

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

Marjorie (Geffken) Dibble 1932-2019

Marjorie Ann (Geffken) Dibble, 87, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019. She was born August 30, 1932, to George and Julia Geffken and grew up in Rockfall, Connecticut. Marge moved to Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1958 when she married her husband, Edward C. Dibble, and later moved to Sylvania where she raised her family.

She worked 17 years for AP Parts of Toledo in human resources, and was a member of Advent Lutheran Church for 50 years. She was grounded in a strong Lutheran faith that was central to her life and she will be missed by family and friends for her kindness and generosity. Marge loved to travel. Highlights included cruises to Alaska and Antarctica/South America as well as a trip down the Rhine River in Germany.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Howard and Robert and her husband, Ed. She is survived by her son, Doug (Kelly) of Sylvania and her daughter, Julie (Bill) Burke of Bellbrook, Ohio; as well as four grandchildren, Alex (Erika) and Sean Cloonan, and Steven and Michael Dibble. They gave her countless hours of joy. She also leaves behind her two beloved grandpuppies, Maggie Mae and Teddy.

A memorial service is scheduled at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe Street, Toledo, on Friday, September 20, at 11 a.m. Friends and family are invited to arrive at 10 a.m. for a viewing. Graveside burial at Toledo Memorial Park will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or to Lucas County Canine Care and Control, Cutie's Fund. Online condolences to

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Robert W. "Bob" Hanna

Robert W. "Bob" Hanna, age 88, of Toledo, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Flower Hospital surrounded by loving family. He was born on December 29, 1930 to Dewey and Alvena (Wuertz) Hanna in Ottawa Lake, Michigan. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean War. He was an avid reader, loved politics, dogs, fishing, and gardening. Bob enjoyed running his own flea market. Bob was a great cook and liked playing cards, especially euchre and pinochle. He loved spending time with his family, and his smile and spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Mower; siblings, Richard, Donald "Joe", Ruth and Frances. Bob is survived by his loving children, Laura (Fred) Nickens, Pam (Wayne) Bezeau, Craig (Sandra) Hanna, Donald (Stephanie) Hanna, Jeff Hanna and Maryanne (Brian) Huddleston; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

The family will receive guests on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 3– 7:00 p.m. at Newcomer – West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Rd., Toledo, OH 43617 (419-392-9500) with Funeral Services beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider The ALS Guardian Angels Foundation.

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Terrence "Terry" Kutzly

Terrence "Terry" Kutzly, 72, of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019. He was born in Toledo, OH, to Dale C. and June S. (Forrester) Kutzly on October 14, 1946. Terry was a University of Toledo graduate and started his career in 1974 with Champion Spark Plug, more recently referred to as Federal Mogul. After many years, Terry retired as a Corporate Traffic Manager. He will be remembered for his dedicated work ethic and love of the arts. In his younger years, Terry loved traveling.

He is survived by his nephew, Brent (Karie) Kutzly; great-nieces, Krista Dotson, Katelyn Dotson, Makayla Kutzly, Melissa Kutzly; and great-great nephew, Landon Graber. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, James (Brenda) Kutzly.

Friends will be received on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Faith United Lutheran Church, 4543 Douglas Road, Toledo, beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Toledo Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Obie Lee Lincoln

Mrs. Obie Lee Lincoln, age 96, of Maumee, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Ridgewood Manor with loving family by her side. She was born on June 20, 1923 to Obie and Essie (Hughley) Phason in Texarkana, Texas. Obie was a teacher with Toledo Public Schools for many years and loved helping others. She was a longtime member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Obie was a talented musician and played the piano and organ at other Baptist churches in the area. She will truly be missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Terry Lincoln, Sr.; grandchildren, Derrick Lincoln, Mattie Lincoln, and Errick Lincoln. Obie is survived by her loving husband of 76 years, Lonnie Lincoln; son, Rhonye Lincoln, Sr.; 10 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive guests on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 702 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43604 with Funeral Services beginning at 11:00 a.m. at church. Interment will follow in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Edward Eugene Lipe

It is with great sadness that the family of Edward Eugene Lipe announce his passing on September, 16, 2019. His passing was peaceful, and his family was near his side. Edward was 88, born on May 23, 1931, and was preceded in death by his parents, Genevieve and Eugene Lipe.

Edward was a U.S. veteran and served in the Korean Conflict. His favorite pastimes were watching sports and spending time with family, and prior to his decline in health he was an avid golfer. He will be fondly remembered for his caring nature and quirky sense of humor.

Edward was a wonderful and loving father, and he adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren. It brings his family great comfort to know he is reunited with his parents - who he often spoke of with deep reverence. Edward will be dearly missed, and the many fond memories he leaves behind will be forever cherished. His services will be private.

Barbara (Zak) Madrzykowski

Barbara passed away peacefully September 13, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio and was reunited with Jerry, her loving husband of 43 years. Barb was a 1957 graduate of Central Catholic High School where she made unforgettable friendships that lasted a lifetime. Barb retired in 2008 after 19 years at Macy's. Barb was a devoted parishioner of St. Hedwig's Church until its closing. She volunteered for many years at the St. Hedwig Festival along side a dedicated group of Polish women making pierogis. Barb was also a parishioner of Regina Coeli Catholic Church for the past 20 years and served her parish through the funeral luncheon program. The happiest times of Barb's life were spent with her husband, children and grandchildren. These included family trips to Cedar Point, Niagara Falls, Virginia Beach, Smokey Mountains and Florida.

Barb is survived by her children, Jeffrey (Tina) Madrzykowski, Jodi (Joe) Gajdostik and Jay (Lesley) Madrzykowski; her grandchildren, Kelsey (Matt), Adam, Karli, Alexa, Rowan, Gabby and great granddaughter, Jenna. She was blessed to still share her life with her twin brother, Ron (Roni) and sisters, Christine and Terry. Barb was preceded in death by her parents, John and Laura Zak; her sisters, Ursula, Florence, Delphine and brothers, Edward and Richard Zak.

Family and friends will be gathering Saturday, September 21, from 9-11am at Regina Coeli Catholic Church followed by a Memorial Mass at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or The Ronald McDonald House of NWO. Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd., Toledo, OH, assisted the family with arrangements.

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Floyd Thomas Mead

Floyd "Tom" Thomas Mead, 81, of Swanton, OH, passed away September 14, 2019 at his home. He was born March 7, 1938 in Toledo, OH, to Floyd and Mary (Hartman) Mead and stepfather, Paul Fredrick. Tom attended Anthony Wayne Schools, he worked at Campbell's Soup Company in Napoleon, OH, for 18 years. He retired in 1997. He attended Delta Assembly of God and was a member of the Whitehouse American Legion. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963.

Tom really liked working on his farm, he would spend his days out working in the barn tending to his animals. He also liked working in the garden being surrounded by nature and the beautiful wild flowers. He was a very caring and nurturing person and always had a smile on his face, if not a smile he had his little smirk, which he did so well. He was a loving, caring and devoted husband, brother, father, uncle, and grandfather.

He married Carol (Schmuhl) August 6, 1962, she survives along with their daughters, Tracie (Chris) Stanford and Tricia (Randy) Sullivan; siblings, Paula (Clarence) Fredrick, Shirley Fredrick, Archie Mead Sr., Ted (Becky) Fredrick; grandchildren, James Thomas, Adam Martin and Alexa Nichole; nieces and nephews, John (Jeannette), Vicki, Andy, Tammy (Matt), David (Rachel), Jolyn (John), Tricia K, Bill, Shane, Jason, Clarence, Shawn, Archie Jr. (Derina), Jamie, Randy (Shannon), and Becky. Also surviving are many great nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his loving parents; children, Laurie and Terry Mead; brother, Harry Mead; sister, Donna Kistner and his nephews, John Fredrick and Troy Varble

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 6603 Providence St., Whitehouse, OH. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at Delta Assembly of God, 405 W Main St., Delta, OH. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Grand Rapids, OH.

Memorial Contributions can be given made to Delta Assembly of God, Delta OH. To leave an online memory please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Bonita W. Merillat

Merillat, Bonita W., age 84 years, of Fayette, OH, passed away Septembber 17, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Fayette, OH. As published in The Blade

Brenda Rae Nichols

Nichols, Brenda Rae, age 53 years, of Sylvania, OH, passed away September 16, 2019. Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Valerie Nieszala

Valerie Nieszala, formerly of Toledo's Polish Village, passed away at the age of 98 on September 14, 2019 at Rosary Care Center, Sylvania, Ohio. Valerie was born November 5, 1920 in Toledo to Joseph and Mary (Jurska) Durka. She graduated from Woodward High School in 1939 and married Edward Nieszala in St. Adalbert Catholic Church on November 27, 1958. In addition to being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she worked for many years as a secretary with Family Services of Toledo until her retirement in the 1990s.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Edward; parents and brothers, Joseph Durka, Edmund Durka, and John Durka. Surviving are her loving children, Betty (Matt Zaleski) Osenbaugh, Greg (Juli) Nieszala, Maureen (Phil) Ciesinski and Kevin Nieszala. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Cassie Mulligan, Megan, Grant, Max and Jack Nieszala; three step-grandchildren, Jennifer Drotar, Lenny Zaleski, Kayla Ansted; two step-great grandchildren, Lia and Toby Drotar.

Friends may visit Monday, September 23, from 10 a.m. in St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 3233 Lagrange St., Toledo, Ohio, where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. The family requests donations to the Polish Cultural Center, P.O. Box 291, Waterville, OH 43566 or on-line at polishculturalcenter.org/donate --- Please reference Valerie Nieszala on your donation. The family also suggests donations to Rosary Care Center.

Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Rd., Toledo, OH, (419) 475-5055, assisted the family with arrangements. The family would like to give special thanks to the entire staff of Rosary Care Center for their wonderful loving care.

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Thomas R. Niswander

Niswander, Thomas R., age 68 years, of Metamora, OH, passed away September 15, 22019. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Regina "Pookie" Perry

Regina "Pookie" Perry, 59, of Graytown, Ohio passed away on September 18, 2019 at Mercy St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. She was born in Lorain, Ohio on February 25, 1960 to George and Patricia (McCarthy) Villa. She graduated from Vermillion High School in 1978. Pookie dearly loved her family. She enjoyed spending time with them and taking care of her children and grandchildren. Pookie also enjoyed golfing and cooking.

She is survived by her children, Andy (Jamie) Perry, Liz (John) Guerin, Becky (Micah) Lenke, Matt (Brianne) Perry and Katie (Dustin) Brough; grandchildren, Hannah, Lily, Allie, Cooper, Tenley, Paisley, Bo, Quinn, Wren, Emily, Mya, Natalie, Addisynn, Barrett, Jolie, Baby Perry and Walker; and many other loved ones. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 29 years, Daniel Perry; parents; and brother, Rick Villa.

Visitation will be held at Eggleston Meinert and Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Road, on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held in the funeral home on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:30 a.m.

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Mary Louise Sandy

Sandy, Mary Louise, age 58 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 16, 2019. Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Reed R. Sell

Reed R. Sell, 84, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2019 with his family by his side. Reed was born July 15, 1935 in Toledo, OH and was the youngest of four children. He grew up in Delta, OH and joined the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from Delta High School. Upon discharge from military service his career for the next forty years was in the banking industry in Toledo, OH, retiring in 1997.

Reed is survived by his wife, Patty; son, Scott (Michelle); daughters, Marcia Hughes (Richard), Susan Self, Stacey DeHaven (Brian); step-son, Stephen Borowicz; 10 grandchildren, Shawn, Gina, Kevin, Becca, Lizzie, Noah, Katie, Jacob, Rachel, CJ and great-granddaughter, Vera.

A memorial service will be held at Living Water Lutheran Church, 9201 E. Happy Valley Rd., Scottsdale, on Friday, September 20th, at 3:30pm. Donations can be made to Living Water Lutheran Church.

Richard (Dick) Swain

Swain, Richard “Dick”, age 70 years, of Hamler, OH, passed away September 18, 2019. Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, OH. As published in The Blade

September 18, 2019

Charles G. Ade

Ade, Charles G., age 88 years, of Liberty Center, OH, passed away September 15, 2019. Walker Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Anita L. Appelhans

Appelhans, Anita L., age 65 years, of Woodville, OH, passed away September 16, 2019. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Woodville, OH. As published in The Blade

Barbara E. Brenner

Barbara E. Brenner, age 79, passed away peacefully, in the early morning of September 15, 2019, of a rare blood disorder, at the U of M Hospital, in Ann Arbor, MI. She was born Barbara E. Fink on August 28, 1940, in Toledo, Ohio, the first child of Harry and Sylvia Fink. Barbara attended Old Orchard Elementary School during her early years and finished her education at DeVilbiss High Scool and graduated in 1958 . Barbara continued her studies in the fine arts at Toledo University, Miami University-Coral Cables and the San Francisco Art Institute, where she was an assistant to two art professors. It was here that she earned a BFA and MFA in painting. After graduating, she was asked to be a representative for the Ching Dynasty Art Collection, in which she organized and conducted lectures, throughout the United States. Barbara's personal paintings were subject to many solo and groups exhibitions. She won first prize at an MFA exhibition that was held at the art institute. Other paintings of hers have been purchased by corporate and private collectors.

Survivors include sisters, Suzan Bach (Bob) of Hawaii, Janet Fink of Toledo; niece, Chelsea (Max); nephew, Jeremy Bach (Georginia); great nieces, Sara, Julia and Naomi Bach, newly born Marlowe Manesh; cousins, Shelly (Dan) Schaefer, Lynne Gaines (Ron); good friend, Stephen Loomis and her ex husband, Irv Brenner. Barbara had a special love for her fur-baby niece, Hazel. Barbara was preceded in death by both her parents.

The family will be having a private memorial service honoring Barbara's request. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Toledo Museum of Art, an Autism charity, an animal shelter or a charity of the donors choice.

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William E. Brownson

Much loved and respected William Edward Brownson, more often known as "Mr. Brownson", or simply "Bill" to his colleagues, church friends, and community members, passed peacefully surrounded by family at 12:01 am Monday at Bay Park Promedica Hospital, Oregon, Ohio near where he and his beloved wife Myrtle had been rehabbing at The Otterbein Home, Pemberville, Ohio for just 11 days. A very healthy, active man his entire life, his sudden illness and sudden decline came as a surprise to everyone. But as a man of God whose faith was what he lived by, we are assured he was received into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father and trust he is now free from pain and enjoying the fellowship of the many loved ones who went before him….He might even be interviewing people about where they went to high school or college which he often did wherever he went on this earth.

Mr. Brownson was always interested in others before himself and exemplified a servant's heart in whatever he did. He served his wife, his children, his grandchildren, his extended family, his neighbors, his church, his community, his friends, and his job every day of his existence. It was what he did, who he was and what he felt he was called to do. Together with his wife, Myrtle, they found great joy in asking God what their assignment was each day and then blessing others with provision for any special need that was discovered that they could afford to do. Generous, kind, humble, honest, unassuming, intelligent, patient, funny, educated, full of wisdom and focused are words that describe William E. Brownson. He simply loved people and always thought the best of everyone. Even in his final weeks he was concerned that his visitors were fed and taken care of.

Bill also loved The Cleveland Indians, The Ohio State Buckeyes, the Tinora Rams, and kept up on the scores of every game he could watch, listen to, or read about in the newspaper which he read cover to cover daily, along with doing the crossword puzzle and sudoku the past 9 years. He loved family gatherings, neighborhood celebrations, holidays, and Tuesday morning meeting for coffee and fellowship with men from Zion Lutheran Church. His children, Brenda S. Wilhelm (Michael)Bowling Green, OH, Cynthia A. Brownson, Wauseon, OH and William H. Brownson (Myron Phillips), Columbus, Ohio, his 6 grandchildren, Kelly Hilgeman Bergstrom (Jon), Bellbrook, Ohio, Heather Granger (AJ), Findlay, Ohio Joshua Wilhelm (Laura),Centerburg, Ohio Joel Wilhelm (Jamie), Surprise, AZ, Dan Wilhelm (Kristi), Ashland, Ohio and Sarah McCutcheon (late David),Madison, Alabama and 15 great grandchildren ranging in age from 1 to 20 were loved dearly and he was always interested in following what they were involved in. But, most of all, he loved his beautiful wife of 66 years, Myrtle (Burrell) Brownson.

Bill Brownson loved his work. He retired 3 times! His first career was in education serving 6 school districts as school superintendent in 37 years. He was known as the youngest superintendent in the state of Ohio beginning as a teacher, bus driver, and principal advancing to superintendent of Whetstone School (consolidated as Colonel Crawford Schools) within 2 years. He then served as Superintendent of North Central Schools, Pike Delta York Schools, Bluffton Schools, Bath City Schools and Northeastern Schools. He retired, took real estate courses and considered a second career in that field, but instead subbed as a principal for Patrick Henry Schools, Liberty Center Schools, Delta Schools, and Bryan City Schools. He came out of retirement to serve 2 years as Bryan City School Superintendent, where he reconnected with a man who became one of his best friends and hired him to join The Buehrer Architectural Group where he served as Marketer and Educational Planning Consultant for over 19 years. With this new career, he was able to call on his fellow superintendents and assist with their plans to build new schools, additions, and special projects. Always tied to education, churches and communities-this just suited him and provided a way to ease on into a real retirement of not reporting to any specific job. Just 9 years ago he turned his whole focus on family, friends, and foundations…finishing his lifetime of serving on boards for special needs in every community his very special daughter Cindy participated in. The boards he served on are too numerous to name, but he said he liked to do this to give back-to make the world better for Cindy and others with special needs. He spoke at all of the graduations in the public schools he served in but perhaps the most special graduation he was keynote speaker for his daughter's graduation from Good Sam, Defiance County Board of DD. And, the one of the last noted accomplishments he was able to celebrate was seeing his daughter move into the Neva Home in Wauseon, Ohio, a Filling Home he had worked on their board to build.

A graduate of Ashland High School, Ashland College and The Ohio State University, he was a faithful alumna and his picture hangs on the wall of Ashland High School to this day as a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award. During his working years he was a Rotarian, Deacon of the Church, Church Council President, member of the Ohio School Board Association, Ohio Educational Association of School Administrators, the NEA, OEA, NWDEA, and others too numerous to mention. During his college years he was selected as Student Leader in American Colleges and Universities, a member of Phi Delta Kappa Honorary Education fraternity, a member of the band, choir, intermural golf, and service clubs. The family knew him to have been the "Ping Pong Champion" of Ashland College.

William E. Brownson's legacy will remain in the hearts of many for years to come and his family was and always will be very proud to call him Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Brother and Uncle. The family will look forward to receiving all who would like to celebrate his life of 87 years with them at a viewing from 3-7 pm, on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home, 529 Jefferson Avenue, Defiance, OH and at a Communion Service and Celebration Service of the Life of William E. Brownson at Zion Lutheran Church, 1801 E. Second Street, Defiance, Ohio, Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11 am, with Rev. Timothy Reynolds officiating. An opportunity to see the family and pay last respects will be at the church one hour before the service. Memorials you may wish to donate to include The Filling Homes and Zion Lutheran Church. May we all find comfort in seeing him one day soon in Heaven walking the Streets of Gold. "Well done thy good and faithful servant, Bill Brownson."

Online Condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com

James O. Coffman

James O. Coffman, age 71, of Perrysburg, OH passed away September 15, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg.

The family will receive guests, Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Newcomer SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. Toledo (419-381-1900). A Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.

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Alfred P. Couturier

Alfred Paul Couturier, 91, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 while residing at Lakes of Sylvania, and while supported in prayer and love by his family.

He was born May 23, 1928, to Roy and Helen (Lindecker) Couturier of Toledo. He grew up on Auburn St. in Toledo, graduated from Macomber Vocational High School and enlisted in the US Navy. He met his future wife, Eileen, when he saw her walking home from school. He got his sister Pat to ask Eileen to write to him while he was in service as a war planes propeller mechanic from June 1946 until April 1948. The letters evidently hit the mark because they were married on January 8, 1949. The marriage weathered the joys and heartbreaks of over 68 years until Eileen's passing in 2017.

With the first three of their eventual nine children in tow, Al and Eileen moved to Berkey. They attended St. Elizabeth parish in Richfield Center where Al joined the Holy Name Society. His children, for the most part, attended parochial elementary schools and Catholic high schools, with weekly attendance at Sunday mass a given. Both Al and Eileen strived to raise their children with a strong sense of honesty and a clear appreciation of right and wrong.

Al, always a hard worker, was a letter carrier with the US Postal Service retiring in 1984. But he often worked additional jobs: driving sugar beets to processing for neighbors, delivering newspapers, installing furnaces with a friend, wiring electric panels for another friend, helping care for a neighbor's cattle. That did not include helping with church festivals and community events like the Richfield Center wild game dinners.

Since the rural house was small and the kids kept growing in size and number, they were encouraged to be out of doors as much as possible. Al's clear, piercing whistle could call all of them in from a half-mile off—or get the attentions of a bunch of rambunctious kids in a single moment. In close quarters, that was done with only a look. Al loved being outdoors himself and fished and hunted whenever possible. He encouraged his kids to do the same, taking the entire family camping often, including extensive trips to California and Alaska, and visiting many state parks and many of the major US National Parks.

Eventually the house in Berkey just became too small and, with the old schoolhouse next door slated to become a tavern, Al and Eileen felt a move was necessary. Al did not want his daughters growing up next to a bar. So, with help from a couple of good friends and neighbors, he built a new home in Richfield Center. He did this while working his full-time job as a letter carrier, moonlighting painting houses, bartending at Centennial Terrace and shouldering his other household responsibilities.

He was a supportive spouse, encouraging Eileen as she returned to school after their kids had finished their education. By this time there were several grandchildren. Al loved little babies, and would soothe tummies and promote naps by holding them in his lap and rocking his knees. His indulgence did not extend to changing diapers, though, as he affirmed that he had already done plenty of that.

When the decision was made to downsize from the family home in Richfield Center, Al and Eileen moved to Toledo and worshipped at Christ the King parish. He joined the American Legion, Conn-Weissenberger Post and was especially thrilled to be part of Honor Flight, a program that recognized Toledo WWII veterans with a trip to Washington D.C. to see the WWII memorial.

Anyone who ever shook his hand would immediately recall Al. One surgeon refused to shake hands with him after one experience because his grip was so strong. A physician had to remind Al that his hands were his livelihood and to not ever do that again! While a useful tool for intimidating the young men courting his daughters, Al's crushing handshake was not usually an intentional effort. He believed in a firm handshake and did not always recognize his own strength.

Al was an opinionated person and did not hide his point of view. He could be quite charming but did not change his attitude or demeanor for anyone, regardless of family, social or financial status. You never had to guess where you stood in his estimation. Yet he had a compassionate side. Once he returned from a winter in Texas concerned that his children would be annoyed that he and Eileen had given their RV away to a family in need.

Al had a talent for and enjoyed cooking. He enjoyed finding new recipes and made delicious pineapple upside–down cakes and cherry pies. His family routinely gave him a bottle of good scotch whiskey for occasions when a gift was appropriate—his kids even keeping a bottle for him in their homes to be prepared for his visits.

Al could be irritable and annoying, a trait which his children exhibit from time to time and have probably passed down to their kids as well. But it is a fair exchange if they also demonstrate his strong faith, integrity and moral conviction.

Al is survived by his sister, Corinne Rhoades of Toledo; brother-in-law, Rev. Robert Kunisch of Carthagena OH, and sister-in-law, Alice (Joe) Westrick of Mount Shasta CA.

His surviving children are Mary (Don) Smith of Temperance, Ginny (Rick) Slawinski of Berkey, Madonna (Philip) Nessle of Youngstown, Joseph (Shirley) Couturier of Holland, Michael (Brenda) Couturier of Anchorage AK, Ann Couturier of Toledo, Michelle (Greg) Burkhart of Toledo, and Eileen (John) Evola of Sylvania. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

Al was predeceased by his wife, Eileen; his parents; ten siblings; son, Mark, and Mark's daughters, Cheree and Chivaun.

Visitation will be at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue in Toledo from 2 pm until 8 pm on Friday, September 20. Recitation of the rosary will commence at 7 pm. An additional viewing will be available at 10 am, Saturday, September 21 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2950 Ilger, Toledo, Ohio 43606 with Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 am, Father Gregory Hite presiding. Luncheon will be offered at the Scott Park Banquet Hall on Nebraska after the mass. The family will attend private interment at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Richfield Center at a later date.

Memorial gifts in Al's name may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the St. Charles Living Center, 2860 US Route 127, Cathagena, Ohio 45822.

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Hal C. Dietz

Dietz, Hal C., age 94 years, of Montpelier, OH, passed away September 16, 2019. Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

Ruby J. Eddings Iler Farkas

With deep regret and sorrow my brother and I announce the passing of our firecracker of a mother on September 15, 2019. To her great grandchildren she was called Grandma Hollywood. Because she always wore her sunglasses outside. The glasses were a gift from her granddaughter-in-law Peggy. She was born in Russellville, Kentucky on December 2, 1929 to her parents, Brodie and Nina (Nash) Eddings. As an adult she had many careers, and loved everyone of them.

Starting out in her early twenties she worked in a flower shop which helped her years later when she owned her own flower shop. She also owned a uniform shop in California. She designed a beach cover up she called "A Happy Coat" for a company in California called Eeni Meeni Bikini. She worked for Dr. Alex Farkas, her second husband in his medical office as his assistant and office manager in Ohio and California. After his death she worked for a speech pathologist as their accountant. After moving to Las Vegas she got her real estate license. She was a real estate agent there for 25 years. She traveled extensively, North Africa, Majorca Spain, Mexico, Hawaii and many more.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Michael) Grohnke; son, Billy Iler Jr. and seven grandchildren, Don and Peggy Grohnke, Holland, OH., Bill and Kristen Grohnke, Arlington, OH., Chasin Iler, Arizona, Sarah Iler, California, Samuel Iler, Toledo, Jackson Iler, Toledo, and Lucas Iler, Toledo and five great grandchildren, Breanna Grohnke, Brittany (Andrew) Frost, Brandon Grohnke and Dylan Grohnke. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Boyd Eddings and Curtis Eddings and sister-in-law, Belle Eddings.

Services will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Chapel of Peace at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania at 12 noon. Arrangements by the Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home, (419)535-5840.

I want to thank the Jewish Federation for all they did for my mother and for us. There are not enough words to express how grateful we are to have them in our lives and hearts. I also want to thank my Jewish Community for always being there to lend a helping hand.

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Jeannette E. Firestone

Firestone, Jeannette E., age 85 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away September 17, 2019. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Jeanie A. Fox

Jeanie A. Fox, 48, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 at her home. Jeanie was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 18, 1971. She was a graduate of Woodward High School and the University of Toledo. Jeanie worked as a teacher for Educare Academy, a cashier for Save-A-Lot, and for group homes over the years. Jeanie was selfless in her faith and volunteered countless hours to churches and organizations. She adored Mickey Mouse and crafting handmade blankets for family and friends.

Jeanie is survived by her husband, David; sisters, Virginia Devore and Terri Parker; nephews, Devin and Moeresse; David's parents, Joe & Sandy Fox; brother-in-law, Brian (Liz) Fox; and longtime special family friends, Denny & Judy Miller.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 2:00 pm until time of funeral service at 7:00 pm. Graveside services will be held Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:00 am in St. Ignatius Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Jeanie's husband, David.

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Ronald R. Holzman

Ronald R. Holzman, 87, of Perrysburg Township, Ohio and formerly of Cleveland died Sunday, September 15, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 15, 1931 to Raymond and Emily (Springer) Holzman. He married his sweetheart, Kathleen V. Rudolph on May 29, 1955 in St. John's Lutheran Church. Spending time with and supporting his wife, children and grandchildren brought Ron his greatest joy.

Ronald served in U.S. Navy Submarine Reserves from 1950-1954. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a Vice President of Human Resources and Services for Rudolph/Libbe Inc. for 38 years, retiring in 1997. Ronald was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge where he was a past president of its church council and past chairman of its pastoral search committee. He was past-president of the Toledo Area Chapter of the Administrative Management Society and holder of its Ambassador award, past member of Society for Professional Managers and Educators, past member of Toledo Zoological Society, COSI Toledo, and Toledo Metroparks, past member of Wood Lane Industries Advisory Board, Wood County Republican Club, President and Treasurer of Belmont Farms Condominium Association, member of Lakeside, Ohio and Hilton Head Island, S.C. Property Owners Associations, past vice-chairman of the Construction Opportunity Center Administrative Committee, past Toledo area Associated General Contractors representative to State of Ohio Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, past volunteer for United Health Services, and past member of Owens College Sex Equity Advisory Committee. He was a 1955 graduate of Bowling Green State University, member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and past chapter alumni trustee, past member of the B.G.S.U. alumni board of directors, member of B.G.S.U Presidents Club, B.G.S.U. Falcon Club, and long-time season ticket holder of football, as well as men's and women's basketball.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Kathleen V. Holzman; daughters, Lynda (Rick) Lees, Brenda (Matt) Schwind, Sharron (Wally) Waclawski and Susan (Mark) Scott; grandchildren, Nick (Katie) Waclawski, Tyler (Nicole Stenberg) Waclawski, Alyssa Waclawski, Alexis Waclawski, Matthew (Tiffany) Schwind, Kyle (Katlin) Schwind, Michael Lees, Samantha Recknagel, DJ Recknagel and Harrison (Magi Larkins) Scott; siblings-in-law, Mary Oberdick, Phil and Janice Rudolph, Marilyn Rudolph, Chuck and Helyn Kurfess and Nancy Rudolph. He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, John and Verna Rudolph; siblings-in-law, John (Mary) Rudolph, Bob Oberdick, Iris Rudolph, Fritz Rudolph, and Kerm Rudolph.

Friends will be received in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home 222 E. S. Boundary, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 (419-874-3133), where visitation will be Thursday, September 19, 2019. from 2-8 PM. Funeral Services will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge, Ohio on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. with the family receiving guests after 9:30 A.M. Burial will be in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, PO Box 279, Stony Ridge, OH 43463, or charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be left to

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Theodore G. Jenkins

Theodore G. Jenkins, a Marine veteran who served his country in two wars, remained active in the Marine Corps Reserve after returning to civilian life, and distinguished himself in the corporate world for Libbey-Owens-Ford, passed away peacefully Friday, September 13, 2019 of complications from pancreatic cancer at his Toledo, Ohio home at the age of 91.

He was an officer and a gentleman, a Marine's Marine who had the distinction of serving in World War II as an enlisted man and the Korean War as a second lieutenant.

Ted touched thousands of lives as a decorated military commander, a successful business executive with the former Libbey-Owens-Ford Company, and a tireless benefactor and supporter of the alma mater he loved, Bowling Green State University. Ted was born January 28, 1928, in Shelby, Ohio to Theodore S and Yvonne (Faze) Jenkins. He grew up in Norwalk, Ohio and graduated from Norwalk High School. Later, between military stints and again after his active-duty military years ended, he attended BGSU on the GI Bill. Ted lived in the city of Oregon, Ohio after his hire at Libbey-Owens-Ford in 1955. He worked for Libbey-Owens-Ford (now Pilkington) for 35 years, retiring in 1990 as corporate director of human resources at the company's downtown headquarters.

Ted was one of those people who could not say no to projects and volunteer work, and northwestern Ohio is richer for it. Mr. Jenkins served for several years on the boards of Mercy St. Charles Hospital and Mercy Health Partners, including chairmanships of both; overseeing the operations of 11 hospitals in northwest Ohio and served as a trustee of the former Mercy Hospital. The Oregon Chamber of Commerce named him its Outstanding Citizen of the year in 1979. His advice and counsel were invaluable during his years on the BGSU Alumni Board of Trustees and the BGSU Foundation board, serving both as chairman. He was a charter member of the alumni association's Endowment Society. His other BGSU affiliations included the President's Club, Omicron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity, and Theta Chi social fraternity. Years later the university presented him with the Alumni Service Award and the Alumni Community Award. Ted's passion for the university was matched by his dedication to the welfare of military veterans. His legacy at BGSU is abundantly evident. A few years ago he led a drive to fund POW-MIA chairs at the Stroh Center and other campus locations, chairs that remain forever empty for all those who did not come back from war. Last year he promoted and supported a project of the Student Military Organization on campus to purchase a basketball-court sized American flag for display at athletic contests and special events.

Even as his health deteriorated, he was busy helping university officials plan a veterans' memorial. A groundbreaking ceremony was held before he died; an event he insisted on attending. Fittingly, the memorial will be located close to the site of the university's long-gone football stadium, University Field, which served as Ted's first "dormitory" as a new BGSU student after World War II. The space beneath the stands had been converted to dorm rooms, mostly for veterans. Ted came by his patriotic fervor and sense of military duty honestly enough. His father, also named Theodore, was a highly decorated Army veteran who served in World War I. But it was Ted the younger who earned the unusual distinction of serving as an enlisted man in one war and an officer in another. He enlisted in the Marines near the end of World War II and rose to the rank of sergeant while serving in Puerto Rico and Cuba.

His post-war education at Bowling Green State University was interrupted when he was summoned back to active duty in 1950 and attended officers training school prior to service in Korea. He served as a Second Lieutenant with the Combat Engineers in 1951 and 1952. During Ted's time in Korea, he became friends with Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Bill Mauldin, who was imbedded with Ted's unit while on assignment for Collier's Magazine. Ted also served alongside a man who would go on to stardom in the National Football League, quarterback Eddie LeBaron. After Korea, Ted returned to BGSU to finish his college education, earning a degree in industrial management in 1954. He was a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and the Naval War College. Over the years he became the commanding officer of two Toledo Marine Reserve units. When he retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in 1988, he did so with the rank of full colonel and had 42 years of combined active duty and reserve service.

Truth be told, Ted never really retired from anything. The list of his civic endeavors and public service contributions is a long one. He served for eight years on the Oregon Board of Education. He was vice chairman and a trustee of the Oregon Schools Foundation. He also served on the board of the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce and was chairman of its Military Affairs Committee. Other boards included the United Way, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, and the YMCA. Ted served on the board of Ohio Living Swan Creek Retirement Community and was a past chairman of the board of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Communities. He was a member and elder of Eastminster United Presbyterian Church and a member of the Scottish Rite and Zenobia Shrine. He was a life member of the Lou Diamond Detachment, Marine Corps League, Marine Corps Mustang Association, and was a past commander of American Legion Post 335 in Toledo. In 2009 he was inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. Three years ago he became the first Marine inducted into the BGSU ROTC Hall of Fame.

What many people remember about Ted as much as his impressive record of public service and achievement was his mischievous sense of humor. His supply of jokes and quips was endless. Often they were corny plays on words which induced groans from his companions, just as he intended. He loved the give-and-take banter he shared with friends and family, especially other veterans. Ted awoke one morning to find his brother-in-law, Don Saunders, an Air Force veteran, had quietly hung a billboard-sized recruitment poster on Ted's house overnight as a prank. On another occasion a friend, John Wolf, helped Ted pour the cement for a flagpole at his home so he could fly the Marine Corps flag. Not until the next day did Ted notice his friend had carefully scratched two words in the cement: "Go Navy." Nobody laughed harder about it than Ted. He followed BGSU sports faithfully. He remained a season ticket holder for Falcon basketball – and a member of the Anderson Club at the Stroh Center – until his death.

Ted is survived by his wife, Anne; daughters Jane Arimoto, of Springfield, Pennsylvania., and Ruth Jenkins (John Moses), of Fresno, California; grandchildren Jordan Arimoto, Cameron (Lauren) Arimoto , Kathryn Jenkins-Moses, Emily Jenkins-Moses; and great-grandchild Baby Arimoto arriving in December; along with Anne's children, Trudy (John) Aleksander, Mary Beth (Jerry) Wassum, Marian (Jerry) Gomoll, and Frank (Jan) McLaughlin; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Phyllis; sister, Janice Jenkins; and brothers, Ben, Don, and Jack Jenkins.

A Celebration of Ted's life will be held in the future. Private burial will take place in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Ohio Living Swan Creek Life Care Commitment Fund, Eastminster United Presbyterian Church, or the BGSU Veterans' Memorial Garden. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements

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Peter Leo Kunz

Peter Leo Kunz (Pete) of Coral Springs, FL passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 16th after a brief illness. Pete was born on November 5, 1947 in Toledo, OH to Fred and Jessie Lee Kunz. Having grown up in south Toledo, Pete attended St. James Elementary Catholic School and graduated from Macomber (welding shop) Vocational High School in 1965. Pete was a member of the 983rd Engineering Battalion Army Reserve Unit getting an Honorable Discharge in 1972. Pete was also a member of Local 55 Iron Workers Union retiring in 2008. He worked in various iron working duties from rod busting/connecting/erecting steel to machine setting to become a certified welder. He basically worked out of the Toledo local but also had brief stints in Denver, Nevada and California.

Peter is survived by brothers, Fritz (Linda) and Joe (Emma) and sister, Mary (Dennis) Keil, and his best friend from childhood, Danny Hackett, Coral Springs, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents and older sister, Gretchen Kunz, OSF;

Marlene Ann Lewis

Marlene "Nana" Ann Lewis, age 79, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 16 with loved ones by her side at Toledo Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born in Toledo on February 8, 1940 to parents Henry and Hattie King (Kurek).

Marlene found her joy in early daily breakfast at Dino's, Euchre and gin games with her friends, keeping her house particularly clean while decorating every room for every holiday, and gardening in her yard. She loved watching horror shows and always had a puzzle started on the table. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. Marlene married John C. Lewis in 1959 and together they raised their daughter Kimberly in their Maumee home. Marlene was a proud "Nana" to her 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, always making sure they had a snack in hand and a smile on their face. She was always one to crack a joke and make sure everyone was taken care for before herself. Marlene will be remembered for her witty humor, her countless home antiques, her selflessness, and her love for her family.

Marlene is survived by her daughter, Kimberly (Ryan); three grandchildren, Andrea, Jacob and Olivia; and three great-grandchildren, Zoey, Zane, and Zander.

Marlene is preceded in death by her husband, John; parents, Henry and Hattie; her siblings, Dolores, Richard, Betty, Roy, David, Mary Ann, Donald, Henry, Fred, Harriet, and James King.

Family and Friends will be received on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 10-1 at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Area Humane Society. Online condolences may be made

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Paula "Jill" Pershing

Paula "Jill" Pershing, 58, of Toledo, OH, left this earth a little darker on September 14, 2019 after a brief courageous battle with cancer. Jill had a unique gift, she could make you feel as though you were her family and she treated her family as though they were her friends, and it was her joy to be surrounded by those she loved. Jill worked at Zavotski Deli and prior to that she worked 21 years at the City of Toledo in Economic Development where she is still greatly missed.

Jill is survived by her loving daughter, Niki (Kevin, Jr.) Neilly.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH 43611 with services beginning at 2 p.m., Reverend Jon Komperda officiating, interment to follow at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

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David Pfaff

Pfaff, David, age 62 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 15, 2019. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Gerald A. "Jerry" Reneau, Sr.

U.S. Navy Veteran

Gerald A. "Jerry" Reneau, Sr., age 63 of Toledo, passed away peacefully where he wanted to be, at his home on Thursday, September 12, 2019. He was born Christmas Day in 1955 in Sylvania, OH to Lee and Luella (Collins) Reneau.

He attended Sylvania High School and went onto join the U.S. Navy. Jerry prided himself on being a hard worker. He was the property manager of Tiffany Square Apartments from 1984 - 1998 and then was a shipping clerk at Riker Products until he retired in 2015. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and beautiful wife of 26 years, Kathryn "Kathy" S. Reneau.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving children, Cari Reneau (Shane Roscoe), Gerald "Jay" Reneau, Jr., Lee (Emily) Reneau, II and Candice (Justin) Hafer; 10 grandkids who he adored; brother, Thomas "Tom" (Sue) Reneau; sister, Barbara "Barb" (Gary) Grycza; special cousin, Duane "Tom" Bancroft, Sr. and life long best friend, Timothy "Tim" Merritt.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 2-6:00 p.m. at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) with his Funeral Service starting at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

In Jerry's memory, memorial contributions may be made to ProMedica Ebeid Hospice.

"Last night I dreamed I died, and stood outside those pearly gates. When suddenly I realized there must be some mistake; if they knew all the things I've done they'll never let me in. Then somewhere from the other side I heard these words again, they said... let me tell you a secret about a father's love, a secret that my Daddy said was just between us, You see Daddy's don't just love their children every now and then, it's a love without end, Amen."

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Ryan Anthony Reynolds

Ryan Anthony Reynolds, 36 years, of Temperance, MI, passed away unexpectedly on August 16, 2019 in Toledo, OH. The son of Terrance Reynolds and Sharon (Fry) Angerer, he was born on April 14, 1983 in Toledo, OH.

Ryan graduated from Bedford High School in 2001. He was involved in marching band and theater. After high school he became a CMT certified massage therapist at The Nevada School for Massage Therapy working at Body Work 4 Health.

Ryan endured numerous surgeries over 15 years dealing with Crohn's Disease. He lived life to the fullest when he was well and out of the hospital. Our family would like to thank the numerous Drs., nurses and surgeons who helped Ryan along his journey at Cleveland Clinic, Toledo Hospital and UTMC.

His interests included traveling, theater, music, computers, Science Fiction (especially Star Trek), gaming and hanging out with family and friends. Ryan's favorite trip was spending time with his mom in Las Vegas and attending the shows.

Ryan is survived by his brothers, David Gray, Troy (Amy) Gray, Chris Gray and Jason (Tonya) Reynolds; nephew, TJ Reynolds; nieces, Amanda Gray (Jess) and Michaela Reynolds; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Ryan was preceded in death by his father, Terrance Anthony Reynolds and mother, Sharon Angerer; grandparents, Ralph and Alvina Reynolds and Franklin Francis Fry.

A Celebration of Life will be held on September 22, 2019 at The Bay View Yacht Club, 3902 N. Summit Street, Toledo, OH, from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Ave, Temperance, MI. We will forever miss Ryan in our lives!

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George Harley Roush III

George Harley Roush III, age 81, passed away on Friday, September 13th, 2019, in his home in Myrtle Beach.

George was born in 1938 in Charleston, West Virginia to George Harley and Edith Roush. George retired after a 35 year career as an executive at the Owens-Illinois Glass Corporation. In 1961, he married JoAnne Hudson. Their union resulted in two sons and six grandchildren. George was an avid golfer in his younger days and a doting grandfather in his later years. In the end dementia took away his memory but was unable to take away his spirit and positive disposition.

George is survived by his wife, JoAnne; sons, George (Michelle) Roush of Toledo, Ohio and Edward (YoonJeong) Roush of Durham, N.C.; 3 grandsons, George, James, Joseph; and 3 granddaughters, Claire, Julie, Ella.

Visitation will begin at 10:00am Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313. Service will be at 12:30pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.tylermountainfuneralhome.com.

George F. Runner

George F. Runner passed away on September 13, 2019 as a result of a tragic accidental fire at his residence. George was born on November 28, 1946 in Sandusky, Ohio to Dr. Alfred G Runner and Betty L. Runner. George being born on a Thanksgiving day was always reminded by family members for disrupting turkey dinner.

George was a proud graduate of Maumee High School, Class of 1965. During his attendance at Union School Elementary School, George was awarded the MUGS award for being an outstanding student. George, according to friends, was a "teacher's pet" under the instruction of legendary teacher, Alta Richardson. George never lost his love of Maumee and the quality of life afforded him. On top of his involvement in athletics, scouting, and church activities, George completed the 50 mile challenge that President Kennedy fostered to improve America's physical fitness. In retrospect, George wished he had not chosen a brutally cold day for his feet.

In George's younger years, he was an excellent musician focusing on the trombone. During his high school years, he played professionally in a small dance band group with fellow Maumee classmate, George Chapman and John Fedderke. During his one year at the University of Toledo, George was a member of the marching band. George always acknowledged the encouragement and instruction that he received from Maumee band director, Jerry Kiger and Jazz artist, Gene Parker.

George transferred to The Ohio State University where he obtained a bachelors in Arts Degree in Sociology. During his studies, George became involved in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), and successfully completed the program leading to an officers commission in the United States Army. Prior to his entry into the Army and the Vietnam War conflict, George began graduate school at The Ohio State University. George was one of the invited students to become involved in the Disaster Research Center. This involvement led to George being stationed in the Gulf Coast area immediately following the devastating Hurricane Camille. His work and the Disaster Center's involvement were groundbreaking in assessing the impact of disasters on local communities and the implementation of needed programs and assistance to aid these communities in terms of recovery from disasters.

As a result of his ROTC involvement, George proudly served his country in the United States Army. George was assigned to the 212th MP Company and was eventually deployed to Vietnam. On April 11, 1971, George was honorable discharged from the Army with a ranked First Lieutenant.

It would be remiss not to mention the effect of the Vietnam War on George and other veterans. Only in his last few years did George open up concerning the anguish and pain associated with military combat service. The letters to several fallen soldiers' families caused great trauma and depression to George as their Commanding Officer. Unfortunately, similar to other Vietnam War Veterans, George was too proud to seek counseling to treat those invisible wounds.

On a brighter note, it cannot be denied that George loved the Ohio State University Buckeyes football and athletics. Attending OSU during the Woody Hates era of National Championships ingrained in George a rabid spirit and devotion to Buckeye traditions. Be it Brutus Buckeye, TBDBITL, Hang on Sloopy or Carmen Ohio. George loved fall Saturdays and Ohio State victories.

Upon his return to civilian life, George enrolled at the University of Toledo Law School earning a Juris Doctor Degree in 1975. His admission to the Ohio Bar enabled him to enter private practice with Attorney, Jude Aubrey. George valued the experience, wisdom, and friendship that Jude provided to George from their collaboration.

Subsequently, George found his true passion in the law when he became an Assistant Lucas County Prosecuting Attorney under the leadership of Anthony Pizza. George was a skilled prosecutor who quickly became a senior Prosecutor entrusted with the most serious cases. The highlight of his career was his successful teaming with Curt Posner to convict the serial rapist killer, Anthony Cook, in the murder of Peter Sawicki. Cook was implicated in at least nine murders in Lucas County. Through the determined efforts and trial skills, the Runner-Posner Team Citizens of Lucas County citizens could rest easy that the scourge of community was finally off the streets and behind bars for the rest of Cook's natural life. George was also lead attorney in the prosecution of environmental violations that threatened the safety of Lucas County Residents.

In additions to his Lucas County service, George was appointed Waterville Solicitor for over twenty years. George's legacy in Waterville is forever preserved in the green space area in Waterville, now known as Prairie Trail Park. George, under the guidance and support of, Mayors Charles Peyton and Charles Duck, successfully negotiated terms with developers that preserved the natural beauty and environmentally responsible development of land in Waterville. Unlike current developments, in Waterville, substantial portions of land were guaranteed to be designated to be parks for the people. Numerous attempts by developers to avoid their contractual obligations were always met with strong presentation that prioritized the Citizens interests.

As if George was not busy enough, he also served as Prosecutor for the Village of Whitehouse for a period of years. Also, he served many years as an instructor at Owens Community College, providing legal training for many local police officers.

As previously detailed, George was an high energy, high motivation driven individual. Unfortunately, his later years were severely impaired by the insidious disease rheumatoid arthritis. George bravely fought through numerous surgeries, treatments, medications, and therapies in a valiant effort to stem the tide of this progressive debilitating disease. Ultimately, the disease overwhelmed him and was a significant contributing factor in his untimely death. George, a proud man essentially withdrew from life rather than exposing his disabilities to the outside world. The agonizing pain that never abated, is now being suffered by his family and friends who suffer his loss. George's pain and suffering is now over.

George was not a perfect man. George was prone to impulsiveness and in temperate poor decisions. Yet, his kindness triumphed over his weaknesses. His service to his country and community will be a perpetual testament to his legacy utterly overwhelming any petty references to his life.

"John 8:7 He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone."

"The faults of our loved ones we write upon the sands, their virtues upon the tablets of love and memory"

George was an unique individual whom affected all those that he met in a positive warm manner. George will be greatly cherished and missed by those whom interacted with him. His memory, sense of humor, kindness, and legacy will live on through those who knew and loved him.

George was preceded in death by his parents and cousin, Karl Sammetinger. He is survived by his brother, Raymond A Runner (Carrie Russell); his cousins, Jack Runner (Connie), Sally Foxx (Ron), William Sammetinger (Sharon), Fritz Sammetinger, Julia Merschman (Leo); special cousins, Tracy Peterson (William), Jack Runner (Stephen); and special friend, Larry Albright and his family. George is also survived by his former wife, Laura Runner-Abodeely.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 P.M. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, Ohio. Burial will be private on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Riverside Cemetery in Maumee, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorials for George may be directed to the Maumee Schools Foundation or the Toledo Area Humane Society.

Marie A. Schlegel

Marie A. Schlegel, age 63, of Toledo, passed away September 14, 2019 after her battle with cancer at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo. She was born September 30, 1955 in Toledo to Edward and Virginia (Pakulski) Lepiarz. Marie was employed with Toledo Jeep for more than 33 years retiring in 2007. Marie had a bright smile, great sense of humor and positive attitude who always saw the good in people. She would go out of her way to help anyone in need. Marie loved being retired, working in the garden, but most importantly spending time with her grandchildren and her dogs. Family was the most important part of Marie's life.

Marie is survived by her husband, Peter Schlegel, Sr.; daughter, Melissa (Chris) Brennan; son, Larry (Julie) Brennan; step-children, Tara (Dan) John, Peter (Britt) Schlegel, Jr. and Bobbi Jo Schlegel; grandchildren, Logan, Adyson, Haeley, Dylan, Sophie, Lincoln and Easton; siblings, Pat Coleman, Edward (Sandra) Lepiarz, Carol (Steve) Braunfels, Jeannie Thorton, Mike (Debbie) Lepiarz and Mark (Marianne) Lepiarz; many nieces and nephews; and canine companions, "Cooper" and "Zoey." In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her nephew William Coleman and canine companions, "Bubba" and "Sassi."

The family will receive guests, Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Newcomer Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900). Memorial Services will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

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

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Carol R. Slusher

Carol R. Slusher, 92, of Toledo, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. She was born January 12, 1927, to Samuel and Ruth Hannah in Shawnee, OH.

Carol was an executive secretary at Christ Presbyterian Church for 30 years, before retiring. After retiring, she volunteered at Hospice of Northwest Ohio

Carol is survived by her son, Don (Anne) Slusher; daughter, Karen Slusher; grandson, Grant (Megan) Slusher; great-grandson, Deacon Slusher and her sister, Joyce (Ron) Sanderson. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Slusher, parents and 6 siblings.

Special thanks to nieces, Marilyn Hartman and Missy Fearer for their companionship.

Inurnment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551 or the donor's favorite charity. Ansberg-West Funeral Directors, (419) 472-7633.

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Beverly Ann Snyder

Beverly Ann Snyder, age 86, of Sylvania, passed away peacefully on the morning of September 16, 2019. She was born November 8, 1932 in Toledo to the late Russell and Stella Rose (Koczorowski) Krohn. Beverly was employed for more than 25 years at Blue Ribbon Photo and later enjoyed working in the Meijer deli and at McDonald's on Monroe Street.

Beverly loved games, especially playing Scrabble, cards, BINGO and on her iPad, as well as many trips to the casino. She watched The Price is Right every day and was skilled at crochet, creating many keepsakes for her family. She was adored by many, was always a peacemaker and loved spending quality time with the family. Everyone loved her homemade chicken noodle soup.

Surviving are her daughters, Debra (Donald) Raymer and Diana (Frank) Kelly; grandchildren, Julie, Roxanne (Shane), Suzanne (David), Dennis (Erin), Amanda and Scott (Amanda); seventeen great grandchildren; and siblings, Melva Barboza, Marvin (Kathy) Krohn and Bob (Darlene) Krohn. She was preceded in death by siblings, Marcy Doak, Russell Krohn and Rosemary Dunn.

Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.) where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Memorials are suggested in memory of Beverly to Kingston Care Center of Sylvania and Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Dorothy Gene Swan

In loving memory of Dorothy Gene Swan, 85, born September 30, 1933 in Toledo, OH, departed on September 16, 2019.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Nakita Cherise Swan Jordan; her husband, Ford C. Swan Sr., and her two sons, Ford C. Swan Jr. and Bradford J. Swan.

Dorothy is survived by her eight children, Louis P. Swan (Stephanie) of Hampton, VA, LaVeen Thompson (Alan) of Coronado, Panama, Kevin F. Swan Brown of Hampton, VA, Mary A. Russell (Christopher) of Houston, TX, William X. Swan of Hampton, VA, Catherine G. Bellinger (Floyd) of Tooele, UT, Matthew L. Swan (Barbara) of Norfolk, VA, and Stephanie M. Swan (Brandt Smith) of Clayton, NC.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions, 2609 Cunningham Dr. Hampton, VA 23666.

Charles J. VanNess

VanNess, Charles J., age 76 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away September 17, 2019. Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Darlene R Vavrik

Darlene R. Vavrik, 79, of Rossford, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 10, 1939, to John and Thelma (Scharff) Kaminski. Darlene was a 1957 graduate of Waite High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and the Zetalethean Literary Society. On July 20, 1963, she married Frank Vavrik and together they raised two daughters. After an early career in the patent office at Libby Owens Ford, Darlene chose to devote her life to home and family.

She found great joy in visiting the Marblehead Lighthouse with her husband for birthdays and anniversaries and making the holidays special for her family.

Darlene was known for being fun-loving with a great sense of humor and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. She loved reading, Hallmark movies, playing Jeopardy, watching the Cleveland Indians, attending library programs and all of her daughter's and grandchildren's events. She had a love for Polish and Czech food and music, often traveling with her husband to various festivals throughout Ohio. Strong in her faith, Darlene was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.

Now reunited with her husband of 52 years, Frank, she is survived by daughters Kristine (Brian) Goldsmith and Karen (Andrew) Boedeker; grandchildren Christian and Brandon Goldsmith and Summer Boedeker; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Molly and Eugene Jakubec and several nieces and nephews. She will also be greatly missed by many long-time friends and neighbors.

Visitation will be at Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church where family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg.

We would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their loving and compassionate care provided to our beloved mom. Memorial contributions in Darlene's memory can be made to All Saints Catholic Church or the Rossford Public Library. On-line expressions of sympathy can be sent to walkerfuneralhomes.com

Harvey "Doug" Douglas Warner

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, Harvey "Doug" Douglas, loving husband and father, passed away at age 78.

Doug was born on June 6, 1941, in Tyler, Texas, to Lowell and Lucille Douglas, but spent most of his childhood in Westfield, NJ. He received a bachelors degree in Business from Otterbein University and a MBA from Missouri University. Doug was a captain in the Air Force for 10 years, primarily serving in Goose Bay Labrador and Whiteman Airforce Base. On September 6, 1997, he married the love of his life, Jeanine Smigielski.

Other than his family, Doug had two great passions, singing and golf. For 15 years, Doug sang bass with CruzControl Quartet. They truly became brothers. CruzControl performed hundreds of shows, bringing joy to many people and organizations including The Cancer Association of Anderson, Upstate Hospice, and every assisted living/nursing facility in the Anderson area. Doug and Jeanine also sang with the Choir of Hope for 16 years and with the New Hope UMC and St. John's UMC choirs for 18 years. Both he and Jeanine were passionate about golf and played 3 times a week at Anderson Country Club and Cateechee Golf Club. They both also loved to travel, especially to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. However, his favorite trip was a life-changing adventure to South Africa. While on safari and after being chased by an elephant, Doug asked Jeanine to marry him!

Doug was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Gail. He is survived by his wife, Jeanine; his two sons, Kendal and Bryce and his wife, Shannon, and four grandchildren, Aren, Danielle, Adriene and Sean. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Upstate for their loving care, especially nurse Shannon.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 5-7 pm at The McDougald Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 20th, at 11:00am at St. John's United Methodist Church in Anderson and will be officiated by Rev. Richard Brennan and Reverend Dr. Kitty Holtzclaw.

Memorials may be made to The Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 E. Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621 or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Toledo, Ohio later this month.

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Raymond J. Whelan

Raymond J. Whelan, age 76, of Lambertville, MI passed away on September 14, 2019 at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born February 28, 1943 in Toledo to the late Raymond and Berneta (Durivage) Whelan, graduated from Scott High School and attended the University of Toledo. Ray worked as an electrician with Local 8 IBEW for over 40 years.

Highly intelligent and artistically gifted, Ray used his unique talents in many ways. He played the keyboard for several local rock bands and traveled to Germany as a member of "Johnny and the Hurricanes." He also enjoyed painting and was a longtime karate instructor at the UT Continuing Education Department. He was a pilot and flew airplanes as a hobby. Ray was also very handy and could work on or fix anything. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Temperance.

Ray is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Catherine (Tjan) Whelan; son, Robert (Kathleen) Whelan; grandchildren, Ryan and Abigail Whelan; siblings, Joan (Tom) Van Auken, John (Marti Runyon) Whelan, Mary Sue (James) Estes, Colleen (James) McGregor and Jane (Lou) Fadell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave. (West of Corey Rd.) with a scripture service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 8330 Lewis Ave, Temperance, MI where visitation will begin 1 hour prior. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. The family expresses its sincere gratitude to the many people who were so supportive throughout Ray's illness; especially Dr. Timothy Kasunic of Toledo Clinic Oncology and Renee and Becky of Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Nancy Lee Williams

Nancy Lee Williams, age 83, of Weston, passed away on September 17, 2019, at Hospice of Lenawee surrounded by her family.

Per Nancy's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

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September 17, 2019

Beverly Ann Baker

Baker, Beverly Ann, age 80 years, of Williston, OH, passed away September 14, 2019. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH. As published in The Blade

William Gene Bowerman

William (Papa) Gene Bowerman, 80, passed away on September 14th, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. William was born to Morris and Mabel (Seem) Bowerman in Bowling Green, Ohio on November 23rd, 1938. He graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1956 and later attended Bowling Green State University. William proudly served in the United States Army at Dugway Proving Ground in Dugway, Utah between the years of 1961-1963. After the military, he was employed by General Mills in 1964, where he worked as a Lab Technician and Ingredients Specialist in their Quality Control Lab for over 30 Years and retired in 1994. He was a devoted husband to Judith (Sumner) and father to Virginia (Christopher) Pacer and Rebecca (Matthew) Terry.

Papa found joy in the simplest things in life...enjoying a good meal, spending time with his family and friends, or loving on his pets. He was most known for his quick wit, genuine personality, big heart, and the art of making people laugh. He never shied away from playing a hand or two of UNO at a moment's notice or sharing a Chocolate Hot Fudge Sundae at Mister Freeze with all who would join him. He loved catching up on life, especially with his siblings, nieces, nephews, and their families.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Judith (Sumner); and daughters, Virginia (Christopher) Pacer and Rebecca (Matthew) Terry; Sisters, Beverly Peterson and Vicki Bowerman; and his grandchildren, Benjamin Pacer, Michael Pacer, Jackson Terry and Mia Terry.

We would like to acknowledge the wonderful in-home care provided by Hospice of NW Ohio. William and his entire family received the best of care and loving support. We would also like to especially thank his niece, Jennifer McCarthy, for the incredible care and support she provided us during his final days.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 21, 2019 in the Sujkowski- Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Road, Rossford, Ohio with a memorial service to be held at 2:00 pm in the funeral home. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, you make a donation on his behalf to either Hospice of NWO or the Rossford United Methodist Church.

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Joel William "Bill" Chapman

Mr. Joel William "Bill" Chapman, age 78 of Newaygo (Emerald Lake), MI. went to be with his Lord & Savior suddenly on Thursday, September 12, 2019. He was born on August 20, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio to Joel S. & Ellen E. (Uthoff) Chapman. Joel graduated in 1959 from Perrysburg High School in Ohio, and then went to Purdue University where he received his BSCE in 1964 and his MSIA in 1970. He had been active in the Boy Scouts and was awarded Eagle Scout. During high school and college he worked summers at Camp Miakonda in Sylvania, Ohio where he was part of the aquatics staff. After completion of his Bachelor's Degree, he joined the Peace Corps and served in Tanzania, Africa from 1964 to 1965. Joel was a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era, where he served in the Philippines. On February 18, 1966 he married the former Janet Palmer.

He worked in commercial construction management in San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Portland, Oregon, & then Austin, Texas, where he retired. After his retirement, Joel & Janet moved to Newaygo, Michigan where they had vacationed for many years. He enjoyed water sports, especially canoeing, and he enjoyed singing in church choirs over the years. He was a member of Bethel Reformed Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Fremont, MI.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Chapman of Newaygo (Emerald Lake); by his daughter, Andrea (Brian) McDonald of Texas; by his brother, Gary (Karen) Chapman of Perrysburg, Ohio; nephews & nieces: David (Jen) Chapman, Andrew (Laura) Chapman, Dana (JJ) Mathews; great nephew & niece, Ben & Lucy Chapman; and by his brother-in-law, Jim (Kit) Palmer of Florence, Kentucky (Sylvan Lake). Joel was preceded in death by his parents, and by his father-in-law & mother-in-law, Dick & Midge Palmer.

Friends will be received Friday, September 20, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). A private family graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Joel's Bethel Reformed Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 203 E. Main Street, Fremont, MI. 49412. Condolences may be made online to the family at:

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John F. Clark

Clark, Jon F., age 65 years, of Morenci, MI, passed away September 13, 2019. Eagle Funeral Home, Morenci, MI. As published in The Blade

Joan Collins

Collins, Joan, age 87 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away . Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Hugh M. Connally Sr.

Hugh Connally Sr., of Curtice, Ohio, only son of Gordon and Evelyn Connally of New Hope, Alabama and born August 12, 1935 went to his heavenly home on September 15, 2019.

Hugh leaves behind his loving wife of 65 years, Wanda Evon (Burrough). Hugh and Wanda were married on June 12, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio. He was employed as a group leader with LOF for 33 years retiring in 1987. Hugh was a man of many talents, excellent carpenter, mechanic and jack of all trades. He enjoyed fishing, his birds, tractor collecting/restoration, gardening, canning and his special canine buddy, Turbo. Hugh was a Mason and a member of the Paragon Lodge.

In addition to wife, Wanda Evon; surviving are his son, Hugh "Butch" Jr. (Deb); daughters, Stacey McLaughlin and Pamela Connally; grandchildren, Jeremiah (Lisa), Jess (Siehra), Vince (Ashley), Cody and 6 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 2:00 pm – 8:00pm, where Paragon Lodge Services will be held at 6:00 pm. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Interment: Allen Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Promedica Hospice.

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Michael D. Dille

Michael D. Dille, 62, of Curtice, died peacefully in his home on Friday, September 13, 2019. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 27, 1957, the son of Lowell and Dorothy (Smith) Dille. On April 2, 1977 he married Barbara L. Calhoun in Clay Center, Ohio and she survives.

Mike spent 23 years working for Sunoco Logistics as a Mechanical Tech #3 and later as a Vapor Recovery Technician before retiring in 2010. Mike loved to fish and hunt. He fished in many lakes over the years and hunted deer, pheasants and other small animals with his dogs. He was a longtime member of the Ottawa County Conservation League and was active in their annual game dinners. While at home he enjoyed tending his vegetable garden and "trimming" his wife's flowers with the lawn mower. Mike was also a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Elmore, Ohio.

Mike is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara, his son, Brad Dille, daughter, Beth Gould, granddaughter, Emma Michael Gould, siblings, Connie (Bill) Babcock, Diane Trinckler, Donald (Pam) Dille and Robert Dille. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation for Mike will be conducted from 4-8 PM, Thursday, September 19, 2019 in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa, Ohio 43430. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Friday, September 20th in the funeral home with burial to follow in the Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa. Memorial contributions may be made to the family and online condolences may be shared at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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George Adam Gubernath, Jr.

Gubernath, George Adam Jr., age 74 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away September 13, 2019. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Barbara Jean (DeBord) Horner

Barbara Jean Horner, age 93, of Swanton, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, September 14, 2019. She is no longer in pain and now free of all the age related suffering that plagued her for years.

Barb was born on July 14th, 1926, in Lebanon, Indiana, the ninth of twelve children, to Silas and Velma (Williams) DeBord. Barb spent most of her adult life in Swanton and was a devoted, sixty-five year, member of the Christian Fellowship Church in Holland, formerly on Monroe Street in Toledo.

Barb is survived by her children, Nancy Delgado, Sally Thompson, David (Marsha) Horner, Kathy Baker, and Becky (Tom) Keifer; thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Barb is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Sylvia (Fletcher) DeBord and Janet Horner, and many nieces and nephews.

As her children were growing up, Barb was a playground supervisor at the former Swanton Township School, and was involved in many different activities at the school like the PTA, rummage sales, and Craft Bazaars.

Barb retired from the Swanton School system where she worked as a cook in the different elementary schools. She really enjoyed the interaction with all the students that came through the lunch lines.

Barb was one of the original female members of the Swanton Rescue Squad when it formed in the early 70's and was proud of the work she did and the people she worked with for the years she served. Barb also enjoyed bowling and was in a Wednesday morning league at the former KC Lanes in Swanton for many years.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents, all eleven of her siblings, twin infant daughters, and her former husband, James.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. A celebration of Barb's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Christian Fellowship Church in Holland. Burial will follow at East Swanton Cemetery in Swanton, with a luncheon following immediately at the Christian Fellowship Church.

The family asks that any memorial contributions be made to Transport for Christ, Samaritans Purse- Operation Christmas Child, or the Christian Fellowship Church.

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

Audrey M. Jack

Jack, Audrey M., age 88 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away September 14, 2019. Crosser Funeral Home, Elmore, OH. As published in The Blade

Sandy K. Johnson

Sandy K. Johnson, 71, of Williston, OH passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 at her residence. She was born on July 7, 1948 in Fremont, OH to Paul C. and Bernice Irene (Homler) Hutchins. On May 6, 1997 in Hilton Head, SC she married Daniel David Johnson, and he preceded her in death on August 2, 2019. Sandy worked as caregiver on staff at the Luther Home of Mercy, Williston, OH for 27 ½ years, before retiring in November of 2017. She also had worked as a waitress for the former Star & Lil's and helped run the former Woodville Hunt Club. She was a member of the Heather Downs Country Club and an avid golfer. She even played 50 holes on her 50th birthday. Sandy dearly loved her family, especially her grandkids.

Sandy is survived by her children, Sharon (Craig) Blausey, Crystal (Will) Groll, and Jerry (Michele) Aldrich; 6 grandkids; 3 great grandkids; step-son, Eric (Wendy) Johnson; 2 step-grandchildren, and siblings, Margaret (Phil) Fairbanks, Doug (Sue) Swenty, and Marilyn Stevens. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings, Paula Lively, Herb Swenty, Ray Swenty, Carolyn Swenty, Billy Swenty, Mike Swenty, and Judy Sexton.

Memorial services for Sandy will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Genoa, OH with visitation one hour prior from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Allen Township Cemetery, Williston, OH. Memorial contributions in memory of Sandy can be given to the Luther Home of Mercy, Williston, OH or Ohio Living Hospice. Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhome

Charles "Chuck" A. Knaggs

Charles A. Knaggs, 62, of Jackson, Michigan, died Sunday, September 15, 2019 in his home. A beloved husband, father, son and brother, he is survived by his devoted wife of 39 years, Kimberly; children, Kristy (Sr. M. Glorea), Daniel Knaggs, Matthew (Amber) Knaggs, Melissa (Evan) Girard and Stephanie Knaggs; mother, Gloria Knaggs; siblings, Mary Bauman, John and Jim Knaggs; grandchildren, Lucy, Tucker, Lola and Clement. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Knaggs. Chuck was passionate about his Catholic faith. He also enjoyed gardening, woodworking and spending time with family and friends.

Visitation will be from 3-8 pm, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2109, at 12:00 noon, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 4605 St Anthony Rd, Temperance, MI 48182, where he will lie in state after 11:00 am. Memorials may be made to Olivetan Benedictine Sisters, 1699 CR 766, Jonesboro, AR 72405.

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June M. (Miller-Baer) Martin

June M. Martin, 80, of Genoa, OH passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Genoa Retirement Village, Genoa, OH. She was born on September 23, 1938 in Bloomdale, OH to David and Virginia (Ferguson) Stuart. On August 14, 1971 in Bowling Green, OH she married Donald Baer, and he preceded her in death on July 30, 1982. On June 14, 1986 in Bloomdale, OH she married Kenneth W. Martin, and he preceded her in death on July 9, 1998. June worked at NFO Research in Northwood, OH for 17 years and she also worked for Lathrop in Toledo, OH for 3 years, before retiring in 2004. She was a member of St. Paul Trinity United Methodist Church, Elmore, OH, where she served as the organist and pianist for over 20 years. June was a member of the former Research Club in Bloomdale, the Scirosis Club, and the Ladies of the Club for over 40 years.

June is survived by her step-children, Kathryn (Jack) Miller and Rodney (Joann) Baer; step-granddaughter, Carleen (Jerry) Stanford; 14 step-grandchildren; 17 step-great grandchildren; niece, Donna Walker; and nephew, Joel David Miller. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 husbands; step-son, Donald F. Baer and brothers, David and Joel Miller.

Funeral services for June will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2019 at St. Paul Trinity United Methodist Church, Elmore, OH with visitation one hour prior from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow in Restlawn Cemetery, Perrysburg, OH. Memorial contributions in memory of June can be given to St. Paul Trinity United Methodist, Elmore., OH. Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Genoa, OH is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Betty R. Meyer

Meyer, Betty R., age 92 years, of Pemberville, OH, passed away September 14, 2019. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Luckey, OH. As published in The Blade

Derald “Dean” Nicely

Nicely, Derald “Dean”, age 78 years, of Delta, OH, passed away September 14, 2019. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

Mrs. Mary Olivia Perry

Mrs. Perry, 93, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019, in the Continuing Health Care Solutions facility. She lived in Toledo 50 years, received her Bachelor's Degree in Science from Tennessee State and worked as a secretary for Borg-Warner Inc.

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B. Church, 2705 Monroe St.. Toledo, OH 43606, preceded by a 10 am Family Hour/Wake. The Reverend Robert G. Bass, Sr., Pastor and Officiant.

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Kenneth W. Phillips

Proud Buckeye, attorney, and father of four sons Kenneth Phillips passed away prematurely on August 19th in his Toledo apartment. After years of recovery, including many hours of volunteering and serving others in need, he sadly succumbed to his disease. Instead of mourning the loss, his family and loved ones want to use his memory to help others by raising awareness that the opioid crisis can strike anywhere, including the professional community.

Kenneth loved the practice of law and the impact he could have on peoples' lives. Countless souls benefitted from his empathy, passion, and sharp legal mind - even more from his huge heart and capacity to love. He worked tirelessly to support the Harbor House and Open Door Ministries, two organizations that impacted him personally as they have many others.

Kenneth is survived by three siblings, his sister Becky and brothers Mike and Tom. He has four sons, Rory, Robert, Ryan and Casey. His family and community will all miss Kenneth greatly, and Toledo is less for the loss. In his memory, and for the memories of countless others lost to the disease of addiction, we can all best serve by offering the same empathy and support to those in need that he offered to his community.

There will be a memorial gathering from 5-8pm on Thursday, September 19th at the Fraternal Order of Eagles 658, Lime City Rd, Rossford OH 43460. Please make any memorial donations to either Harbor House or Open Door Ministries.

Chester J. Przymierski

Chester J. Przymierski, of Toledo, passed away September 14, 2019 at the age of 75. Born in Toledo to Clemence and Helen (Plocek) Przymierski, Chester was a devoted husband, father and papa. Chester graduated from Woodward High School and served in the U.S. Marine Reserves. He was a retired supervisor with Chrysler Jeep, working there over 30 years.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister, Shirley Borowicz and her husband, Steve; brother, Renard and his wife, Robin; brother in-law, Thomas Szymanski; and son, Todd Przymierski Peake. He is survived by his sister, Christine Szymanski; his wife, Glennis; daughters, Rachel Przymierski and Jennnifer (Christopher) Barron; and was most proud of his grandchildren, Eavan Barron, Andrew Walker, and Melanie Barron.

Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH 43611 followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 7 p.m.

Memorial donations may be given to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. Please share condolences at

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Claudette M. Rittenhouse

Claudette M. (D'Arcangelo) Rittenhouse, 70, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on September 14, 2019, surrounded by her family, at Heartland of Perrysburg. She was born July 24, 1949, in Toledo, Ohio, to C. Michael D'Arcangelo and Barbara (Johnson) D'Arcangelo. Claudette was a '67 graduate of Bedford High School and a longtime member of Regina Coeli Parish. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, drinking her Pepsi, watching her favorite sports teams (Milwaukee Brewers, Ohio State Buckeyes & Buffalo Bills), and loved spending time with her two grandchildren and dog, Howie. She had such a big heart when it came to her family and a stubborn streak that was a mile wide.

Claudette is survived by her children, Corey Rittenhouse and Gina Santacroce; grandchildren, Corey Rittenhouse, Jr. and Sophia Santacroce; brothers James "Donnie" (Terri) D'Arcangelo, Michael "Ronnie" (Teresa) D'Arcangelo, and Tony D'Arcangelo; many nieces and nephews; and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bobby Joe Vied; and niece, Jennifer D'Arcangelo.

Family and friends may visit from 2-8 p.m., Thursday, September 19, 2019 in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43623.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Toledo Area Humane Society.

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Nancy H. Schlageter

Nancy Helen (Marryott) Schlageter passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, September 15, 2019. She was born to Leonard and Helen (Lawrence) Marryott on August 28, 1925. Nancy was the oldest of 5 children. She was predeceased by her siblings, Leonard, Larry (Linda), Mary Janice, and Mary Alice. She was also predeceased by her granddaughter, Amy Schlageter Nelson; her great granddaughter, Lyla Lewis, and Terry McCready; spouse of her granddaughter, Jennifer Gallagher Eriksen. She graduated from Catholic grade school, St. Ursula Academy, and Mary Manse College. Nancy was married to Jack Schlageter for nearly 60 years before he passed away in 2007. She is survived by their 9 children: John (Darla), Kitty (Tom) Gallagher, Tom (Sue), Marcia (Don) Grenesko, Laurie (Mike) Neary, Janet (Eric) Prond, Judy (Ron) Erdmann, Mike (Mary), Steve (Andrea); along with 38 grandchildren; 71 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Nancy was a Eucharistic Minister, attended daily mass, taught CCD, and also enjoyed playing tennis and golf. She and Jack led a vibrant and active social life with their many friends and large family. Nancy always encouraged her children to bring their friends home. The Schlageter house was where everyone hung out. The more the merrier!

Nancy's wish was to be remembered as a good wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Catholic, and friend. The feelings the family have for their mother are perhaps best expressed by the following note sent to her by her son Steve, during her last days:

You are the golden standard of motherhood.

Your unconditional love for your kids is unmatchable.

Your kind spirit and gentle touch nurtures souls.

When we opened the front door and entered our home we always felt safe and loved.

Thank you for your guidance and understanding amidst our many mistakes.

Your genuine love and undeniable spirit will live in the hearts of your kids and grandkids forever.

Thank you for your love and wisdom.

God Bless.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Sunset House and Ashanti Hospice for their compassion and care. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave. (419-841-2422). Prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home on Monday, September 23, 2019 beginning at 9:15 a.m., with the Funeral Mass beginning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5373 Main St., Sylvania, OH. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Francis DeSales High School, St. Ursula Academy or Heartbeat of Toledo.

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Thyas "Ann" Tippie-Sirmans

08-17-1939 to 08-15-2019

Thyas " Ann" Tippie-Sirmans passed from this world on Thursday, August 15th 2019 in Montrose CO, to begin her next journey. Daughter of deceased Joseph and Darlene Stricklin, Taylorville, IL, she married Walston "Dale" Tippie, whom she lost in 1995 after 39 years of marriage. She met and married James Sirmans in Tifton, GA and lost him in 2011.

"Ann" was preceded in death by her brother, Edward and she is survived by her sisters, Shelia Dudra Stonington, IL and Debbye Hoffman (Terry) Liberty Center, OH; sons, Terry (Phylis) Montrose, CO, Larry (Michelle) Whitehouse, OH, Joseph Metamora, OH, Dennis (Julie) Swanton, OH and Gary (Pamela) Delta, OH. She has 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, as well as the following "adopted" children; 1 son, 2 grands, 4 greats, and 1 great great.

A celebration of life was held for "Ann" on August 21st, 2019 in Montrose, CO. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 21st, at 11:00 am at Greenlawn Cemetery, 251 Adrian Street, Delta, OH 43515.

James Harold "Jim" Van Etten

James Harold "Jim" Van Etten, 83, died Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born October 31, 1935, in Oak Harbor, OH. Jim was a graduate of Genoa High School where he was a member of the football team. He was a retired CPO, Navy chief, Navy diver and a Vietnam War veteran. Jim enjoyed riding his Harley and watching the Browns and Buckeyes with his dog Jake.

Jim is survived by Sandra, his loving wife of 38 years; siblings, Patricia Johnson and Daniel (Earleen) Van Etten; children, Ivy, Jim, Marilyn (Bill), John (Barbara) and Lisa (Robert); step-children, Cheryl (Don), Mark (Ginney), Mike, Karen (Tim), Ron (Davia) and Wendy (Eric); 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mary (Bodi) Van Etten; sister, Marilyn; brother, Phil and grandson Joshua.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 12-2 p.m. with a funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Hal R. Warren

Warren, Hal R., age 71 years, of Weston, OH, passed away September 14, 2019. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Judith Ann Weaver

Weaver, Judith Ann, age 69 years, of McClure, OH, passed away September 14, 2019. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

September 16, 2019

George Daniel "Dan" Lehmann, III

George Daniel Lehmann III "Dan" of Perrysburg, OH passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Dan was born on August 1, 1941 in Toledo, OH to E. Lucille Shannon and George D. Lehmann Jr.

Dan married Nancy Swartzbaugh, on April 27, 1968. He graduated from DeVilbiss HS, attended Whittenburg University and graduated from University of Toledo College of Business with a Finance degree.

Dan was a licensed realtor and sold homes for Welles-Bowen Realty while finishing college at UT. He attended Naval OCS in Newport, RI graduating in July, 1967. His tours of duty included Pearl Harbor, DaNang and finally Newport where he taught and worked in administration before leaving the Navy as a full Lieutenant in 1971.

Dan was in the insurance business for 34 years and held the designation of CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter). Dan started his insurance career at Welles-Bowen in Fall of 1971. He was an independent agent and spent most of his time insuring property casualty and professional liability insurance. In 1983 Dan partnered with Bill Hummer, Ted Stec and Bob Cavalear to form Cavalear Insurance Agency. They grew the agency and through new a partnership formed the Celaris Group which was subsequently purchased by Sky Bank.

Dan was interested in cars from an early age and Mercedes in particular. He joined his friend John Coppus, owner of Coppus Motors, in Tiffin and enthusiastically began selling Mercedes Benz cars. He loved talking about the products and meeting with his clients. He said his hobby became a second career.

Dan was an active member of St. Michael's in the Hills Episcopal Church and served as Senior Warden, and on numerous committees. He also was active in the Toledo and Ohio Independent Insurance Agents Associations serving as President of the Toledo chapter and ultimately President of the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Ohio, Inc.

He is survived by his spouse, Nancy Lehmann and son, George D. Lehmann IV (Kelly) and grandsons, George D. Lehmann V and Charles W. Lehmann; brother, Robert W. Lehmann; sisters-in- law, Barbara Gravengaard (Philip), Beth Swartzbaugh, Kitty Ragan (James) and nieces and nephews, Liz Lugo (Jorge), Robert Lehmann, Amy Keller (Edward), Philip Gravengaard and Robert Ragan. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Lucille Lehmann and aunt and uncle, Rhoda and Robert Shannon.

A Memorial Service will take place at St. Michael's in the Hills, 4718 Brittany Road, Ottawa Hills, 43615 at 10 AM, Friday, September 20, 2019. Arrangements are being handled by Coyle Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael's in the Hills or Toledo Symphony, PO Box 407, Toledo, OH 43697.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Timothy Kasunic MD and all the nurses at the Toledo Clinic Cancer Center on Holland Sylvania Rd. and the nurses and volunteers at the Hickman Cancer Center at Flower Hospital for their wonderful care.

Please leave a condolence message for the family and view Dan's Memorial Video Tribute at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

September 15, 2019

Regina Mae Kreuz Ankenbrandt

May 20, 1933-September 6, 2019

Regina Mae Kreuz Ankenbrandt, 86, passed away peacefully after an extended illness at St. George Village, Roswell, Georgia on September 6, 2019.

She was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother and followed Don as they moved with IBM from Toledo, Ohio to New City, NY to Manlius, NY to Huntsville, AL and Gulf Shores, AL. In each place they called home they lived life to the fullest creating a circle of lifetime friends and memories. They cherished their friends and family scattered throughout the country and opened their home to all who would come visit in Gulf Shores, creating lifelong memories and traditions at the beach. After Don's death, Regina relocated to St. George Village in Roswell, to be near her children (and away from hurricanes). She continued to make lifelong friends, loving well until her illness got the best of her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Ankenbrandt; her brothers, Bob (Jean), Norm and Al Kreuz; sisters, Veronica Helfrich (Romaine), Agnes Parks (Burt), Eleanor Corrigan (Raymond) and Mary Jane Hughes (Kelly); brothers in law, Jack Ruppel, Art Ramlow, John O'Conner, Bill (June) Ankenbrandt, Jim Ankenbrandt and her parents, Jacob and Melvina Kreuz. She is survived by her children, Sue Mitchell (Jim) and children John, Ellen and Marie, Don Ankenbrandt Jr. (Susie) and children DJ (Jen), Jamie Johnson (Stephen) and Jake (Kelsey), David Ankenbrandt (Kerry) and children Tate, Sydney and Cole and Steve Ankenbrandt (Elizabeth) and children Joseph, Lucy and Will and great grandchild, Oliver Luke Johnson. She is also survived by her brother, Jerry Kreuz (Carol); sisters Clavera Ruppel Ramlow and Toni O'Connor and sisters in law, Eloise Kreuz and Charlotte Kreuz and a large number of nieces and nephews.

We are so appreciative of all the wonderful staff of St. George Village and Agape Hospice as they cared for Mom since 2006 when she first moved there. She loved you all and was thankful for your care.

A celebration of her life and funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Grove Immaculate Conception Church, 1750 N. Raab Road, Swanton, Ohio 43558, with lunch following in the parish hall. Regina loved bright colors (especially pinks), we would love to have you celebrate her by wearing colorful clothes to her funeral.

As a longtime supporter of Young Life in Huntsville, Birmingham and Gulf Shores, we would ask that memorials be made to Young Life Thomas County, P. O. Box 1216, Thomasville, GA 31799, where her grandson Jake is the Area Director.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mariettafuneralhome.org.

Louis John Bihn Sr.

Louis "Louie" J. Bihn Sr., age 79, of Toledo's Point Place Community, passed away at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. He was born March 18, 1940 in Cleveland, OH to Louis Joseph and Hazel Dorothy (Hetzel) Bihn. In November of 2013, with Jan (Nugent), he found the love of his life. Louie enjoyed a rich career path, including auto mechanic, elevator installer, electrician, investigator for the credit bureaus, fork lift sales, CDL truck driver, and 28 years very happily employed at Chrysler Toledo Machining Plant as a line worker and fork lift driver. Retirement came in 2008. His happiest times were spent either on his boat, fishing, on Lake Erie or working in his shop in his garage. Louie was a lifetime member of Riverview Yacht Club and was an Ambassador to the American Yacht Association.

Louie loved his family dearly and is survived by his wife, Janice Blair Bihn; son, Louis J. Bihn Jr. (Gwenn DeLong Hasenfratz); grandson, Louis J. Bihn III "Bubba" (Abby Williams); granddaughter, Tyler Nicole Bihn Griffith (Jeffrey Griffith); and grandson, Jordan Perrin. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David Bihn.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019 at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. Toledo, OH 43611 where family and friends will gather to share fond memories of Louie at 7 p.m. A celebration of life will also be held at Sylvania Moose Lodge 1579 at a later date. Memorial donations may be given to the Toledo Area Humane Society or the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Please share condolences at

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Gola calista Bitterman

Age 99, passed away August 28, 2019, in Lansing, MI. She was born on January 31, 1920, in Toledo, OH, to Walter and Gola Beckert.

Gola grew up in Toledo, graduating from DeVilbiss High School in 1938. After high school she attended the University of Toledo.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Laura Pottorf, Amy Gray, Robert and Andrew Bitterman, and her niece, Suzanne Baldwin.

Gola was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Bitterman; sons, Marc Van Wormer and Matthew Bitterman; sister, Lotus Langendorf; and niece, Annette Halka.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clement Catholic Church, Toledo, Ohio, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. www.EstesLeadley.com

Mildred "Jean" Denton

Mildred "Jean" Denton, age 92, of Temperance, passed away September 8, 2019 at Flower Hospital. Jean was born June 16, 1927 in Findlay to Cloice and Esther (Cline) Ebert.

Jean is survived by her daughter, Karen (John) Weaver; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean; daughter, Deana; sister, Jane and her husband Al.

In accordance with Jean's wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300) to celebrate the lives of Jean and Dean.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in Jean's memory.

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Marjorie Hattie Grosjean

Marge Grosjean, age 79, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 5, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and beloved dog, Lucy, at Orchard Villa Care Center. She was born on September 4, 1940, in Toledo, Ohio, to Russel and June Miller. Marge was a stay at home mother and caregiver, later in her life she worked at various trucking companies, obtained her real estate license and was a greeter at Walmart. Marge was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Country Kicker's and 4H as an advisor. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting and traveling.

Marge was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She loved her family and was a real "people person" who made friends wherever she went. Marge will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Ron (Connie) Grosjean, David (Michelle) Grosjean, Karen (Andy) Renard, Penny (Jay) Lewis and Kenny (Brandee) Grosjean; beloved son-in-law, Don (Terri) Pearson; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brother, Kenny (Mary) Miller; sister, Bonnie (Leroy) Rigmaiden; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronald; daughter, Laurie; great-granddaughter, Aliyah and sister, Audrey Miller.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd., Toledo, OH 43605, where family will greet guests after 9 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Lake Twp. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Ohio Living Hospice or St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

"A special thanks to the staff at Orchard Villa and Ohio Living Hospice for all their loving care."

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Sharon S. Huber

Sharon S. Huber, age 50 of Toledo, Ohio passed away peacefully, Thursday, September 12, 2019. She was born May 4, 1969 to Robert and Sharon (Seymour) Huber. Sharon loved to shop, attend country concerts and most of all spend time with her grandchildren. Sharon will always be remembered as a hard worker with the biggest heart.

She is survived by her spouse of thirty plus years, Robert Austin; her loving children, Karen (Jonathan) Zaborski and Kayla (Walter) Gray; grandchildren, Isabella, Jonathan Jr., and Aubrionna; four legged best friend, Split; siblings; in- laws; and lots of nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers. She was proceeded in death by her father, mother and sister.

Sharon's funeral service's will be private. A celebration of life dinner will be held October 05, 2019 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the PRCUA banquet hall located at 5255 N. Detroit Ave. Toledo,Ohio 43612. All memorial contributions can be made directly to her children.

Marilyn J. Loeffler

Marilyn J. Loeffler, age 87, of Sylvania, formerly of Hillsdale, MI, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Ebeid Hospice Residence with her loving family by her side. She was born on July 23, 1932 to Floyd and Nina Barrow in Toledo. Marilyn spent many years managing Universal Number One Inc. Real Estate Company in Hillsdale for her husband, Allan. After retirement, they moved to Sylvania, OH to be closer to family. Marilyn was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania. She enjoyed playing Bridge, knitting, cooking and fishing. Marilyn loved music and could play the piano, and ukulele. She loved all animals, especially dogs and cats. Marilyn looked forward to taking care of her family, which was her biggest joy. She was a devoted wife, mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all. Marilyn's smile and spirit will be missed and carried on in our hearts forever.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Wendy Rae Loeffler; and 3 siblings. Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Allan Loeffler; daughters, Jackie (Ron) Merritt, Vickie Purcell and Robin (Dale) Togni; grandchildren, Chris "Doll Dumpling" (Tammi) White, Jessica Fogel, and Amanda Merritt; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Alana, Jacob, Kamyrn, Cooper, and Aiden; and many other family members and dear friends.

The family will receive guests on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Newcomer – West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Rd., Toledo. OH 43615 (419-392-9500) with Memorial Services beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Inurnment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider ProMedica Hospice or the ASPCA.

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Jacqueline M. Pohlman

Jacqueline M. "Jackie" Pohlman, age 55 of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the Manor at Perrysburg after a long illness. She was born on April 2, 1964 in Toledo to Irving and and Angela (Celek) Mazur. Jackie was a graduate of Rossford High School and had worked as a secretary at Heatherdowns Country Club for many years. She had a love for animals and enjoyed spending time with family.

Surviving is her husband, James Pohlman; daughter, Kaitlin Pohlman; brother, Robert (Marcia) Mazur; sister, Sandra (Galen) Ingraham; and brother in-law, Warren "Buss" Mahaffy. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Kathleen Mahaffey.

In accordance with Jackie's wishes, there will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11 AM at All Saints Catholic Church, 628 Lime City Rd., Rossford, OH 43460. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions in Jackie's memory may be directed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at https://secure.nationalmssociety.org or to the Wood County Humane Society. Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave online expressions of sympathy please visit:

www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Rosella Schwan

Rosella Schwan of Naples, Florida, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Life Care Center in Melbourne, FL. Born on July 7, 1931, in Perrysburg, OH, to Lawrence and Dorothy Fastnacht. Rosella was a devoted wife to Dr. Arthur Schwan (deceased) and a nurturing mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.

In addition, to being a loving and supporting mother and grandmother, Rosella was a career woman who worked for Ohio Bell Telephone Co. and later for AT&T for a span of more than 34 years. She truly enjoyed her employment work there and often entertained her friends and families with colorful stories she told while reminiscing about her work. Her broad scope of hobbies included ballroom dancing, cards, community work for the Catholic church, bingo, and traveling abroad by cruise ship.

Rosella had a heart of gold, she was caring and selfless in her love for family and friends and did everything possible to help those that asked. The world lost an angel, she will certainly be missed by all her family and friends.

Rosella is survived by her children, Deborah (James) Gavaghan, Dr. Douglas (Kelly) Schwan, Julie (Brad) Gulsrud, Jennifer (Tammy) Schwan, Rebecca (Mr. G) Romaker; sister, Laverne (Howard) ONeill; grandchildren, Lori Gavaghan, Sarah (James) Hensley, Derek Barron, Joel (Kelly) Schwan, Tara (Corey) Morgan, Cassandra Schwan, Timothy Inzana, Marrisa (Kyle) Lewis, Allison Schwan, and 11 great grandchildren.

Services will be held October 4th, 2019 at 3:00pm at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. Located at 5525 US Highway 1 Mims, Florida 32754. Service to include Military honors for Dr. Arthur Jr. Schwan.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be posted online at Alzheimer's Foundation of America Alzfdn.org

Sharon Lynn Weller

Sharon Lynn Weller, 71, of Toledo, OH went to Heaven, September 6, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. Sharon was born December 30, 1947 to Carnis and Lillian Berry in Huntington, WV. She relocated to Toledo, OH in 1970 before the birth of her daughter, Raye-Lynn.

She began work in 1970 with Lucas County Department of Jobs and Family Services and retired with 29 years of service as a supervisor. After retiring she took on the "Joy" of helping raise three grandsons, twins, Travis and Bryce, and Sheperd her blessing from God. The boys were the light of her life and kept her going through the last 10 years of poor health. The twins kept in constant contact even after moving away to pursue careers. Sheperd was always close at hand, loving, helping and blessing "Nanny". They especially liked yard sales, Olive Garden and Arby's. She served the Lord as a pianist for Heritage Baptist Church on Lewis Avenue from 1997 until 2017 where she was greatly appreciated by the congregation.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Carnis and Lillian (Betty) Berry; and brothers, Carnis "Butch" Berry, Jr. and James Workman. She is loved and will be greatly missed by husband, Larry F. Weller; daughter, Raye-Lynn Abreu; grandsons, Travis, Sheperd and Bryce; brother, Ronnie Workman; and special friend, Nikki Ramos.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, 5542 Lewis Ave, Toledo, OH. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements were assisted by Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Toledo, OH (419-473-1301). Condolences can be shared online at

www.witzlershanktrilby.com

September 8, 2019

Cleo Ann Bedell

January 31, 1947 - August 16, 2019

Dearly loved mother, partner, and friend, our beloved Cleo Ann Bedell passed away peacefully in her sleep at her Syvania Township, OH home on the afternoon of Friday, August 16 at the age of 72.

Born in Aberdeen, SD on January 31, 1947 to Leo Strole and Thelma Strole (Johnson), Cleo lived a full and often adventurous life. Twice widowed and the last surviving member among six siblings, Cleo never allowed tragedy to dim her outlook, choosing always to embrace the positive in any situation. She enjoyed a long and successful career as a sales professional in the office supplies business but found her greatest joy in the time spent with friends and family. Known for her empathy and caring, Cleo was selfless in lifting others up. She made friends easily, bringing joy to everyone who met her. Her life stories, built up over years of adventure and adversity, were charming and endearing, and always shared with her trademark wit and laughter.

Cleo is survived by her sons, Shawn Hoilien (Jennifer) and Bradley Hoilen (Krista); her life partner, Gary Schwartz; his sons, and grandson, Colin; and extended family; all of her beloved nieces and nephews in the Dakotas; countless friends; and her cherished pets, rescue dogs "Muffin" and Heidi; and cat "Doc" (an acronym Cleo created for the "damn outside cat.") Cleo was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and first husband, Doyle Hoilen who passed in 1978; her second husband, Melvin Bedell who passed in 1985; her parents, Leo Strole and Thelma Strole (Johnson); and her sisters, Leone, Vicky, Kathleen, Connie; and brother, Stanley.

A celebration of Cleo's life will be at Shorty's Back Forty, 5215 Monroe St. in Toledo, OH, September 28, 2019 from noon until 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Toledo Humane Society.

A brilliant light in our lives has been extinguished. Our emptiness is assuaged by the sure knowledge that Cleo has been accepted into the arms of our Lord and is in happy reunion with all that she had previously lost.

Michael Booth Sept. 4, 1940 – Sept. 1, 2019

Michael D. Booth, age 78, formerly of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away September 1, 2019.

Michael worked for People's Savings Bank and Charter One Bank for nearly 28 years, retiring as a branch manager.

Memorial services for Michael Booth will be Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home, Hillsdale, Michigan with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Special online condolences for family and friends are greatly appreciated and may be expressed at:

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Janet Marie (Strahota) Davis

Janet Marie (Strahota) Davis, 57, of Toledo, OH, passed away September 1, 2019, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, OH. Janet was born September 25, 1961, in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of Patricia and the late Ralph Strahota. While her illness was brief, Janet battled it with resolve – just as she worked and cared for her family throughout her life.

Janet graduated from Bedford High School and Davis Business College and was in the insurance industry for the past 30 years, most recently for 19 years with Huntington Insurance as a Commercial Account Manager. Janet also worked with the Hylant Group and Picton Cavanaugh early in her career. As a Certified Insurance Service Rep., she provided exceptional account management by treating her clients with the utmost professionalism while providing technical expertise. Janet's Huntington family provided needed solace during her final days in words and deeds and Jan's family thanks them sincerely.

Surviving Janet are her mother, Patricia Strahota; devoted husband of 36 years, Scot; loving sons, Adam and Tyler; step-son Nathan; and grandson Zachary Davis. Siblings Mike (Charlene) Strahota, Ed (Linda) Strahota, Laurie (Todd) Jonland and Beth (Dean) Skillman and many beloved nieces and nephews will cherish her memory. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Strahota, sister Kathleen Visnick, sister-in-law Colleen Strahota, and nephew Craig Visnick.

Formal details of the obituary aside, as Jan's "kid" sister, I want to take this opportunity to express publicly my gratitude for my big sis – it was she and I against the world for a time after we moved to Bedford from PA, and she let me in on some pretty cool stuff in our formative years (gotta' love the 70's and 80's) that will always bring a smile to my face and exuberance to my heart. To name a few in no specific order: Zeppelin, Elton John, Seger, The Boss; Speedway Jam, Old West End Festival, Toledo Zoo; anything by Steven King and Friday the 13th movies; tolerating Dad's Mutual of Omaha, David Letterman Show (circa 1980!), Saturday Night Live (the good years); Six Little Bees, Bob's Inn, and the Steelers; tanning on the roof (yes, we did), carving pumpkins, $2 McDonalds lunches, CRASH! (family joke), and our brilliant plan to break her old eyeglasses for an upgrade – Kids, DO NOT try this at home!

We will miss her smarts, wit and sarcasm. Most recently when Jan couldn't quite remember the date, she barely hesistated in response to "Who is our current President?", replying "I'd rather not say…." And with no disrespect for the office of POTUS, that was Janet. God Bless her.

The family is holding a Celebration of Life gathering for friends and family on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Quimby's Food & Spirits, 3536 W. Sterns Rd., Lambertville, MI, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the banquet room. In memory, please consider donations to your favorite cause.

Anita "Anne" D. Johnston

Our Yellow Rose of Texas, Anita "Anne" Dorothy Atkins-Johnston, was born August 4, 1922 in San Benito, Texas, to Arthur Atkins and Emelia Rodriguez. Our bright Yellow Rose faded into sleep on September 1, 2019. Anne was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Shirl F. Johnston; father, Arthur Atkins; mother, Emelia Rodriguez Atkins; sister, Kay Powell. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Moores; son, William Johnston; sister, Ada Davis; grandchildren, Jade Moores and Summer Moores-Foti; several great-grandchildren; and numerous treasured family and friends, many of whom were raised as Anne's own.

Anne was a dedicated witness of Jehovah, serving many years teaching others about Bible truths. She worked as a waitress, was a foster parent, was a talented seamstress; enjoyed painting ceramics, gardening, and working in her yard. Anne met the love of her life, Shirl, and the two were married on September 25, 1946. So the story goes, this Michigan farm boy that came to Texas captured the heart of his Yellow Rose with his handsome good looks, charming smile, and the twinkle in his eyes, but not on a horse, but rather a taxi cab. Anne and her son were customers in his cab for months. One evening, Anne and Shirl talked all night on a park bench, and by morning, they knew they would marry; and after 67 years of a delightful marriage, these two best friends, still had long talks!

A memorial gathering will take place Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Urbanski Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, 5055 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623, 419-475-5055, from 10:00 a.m. until the service begins at noon.

Special thanks go to the staff Katie, Jeanine, Japhia (a.k.a. Adele), and Patti at Hospice of Northwest Ohio and all for their help and support. Donations may be made in Anne's name to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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September 7, 2019

Phyllis Bak-Dietrich

Phyllis Bak-Dietrich, 74, passed away August 27, 2019 in Fernandina Beach, FL.

She was born in Toledo, OH and was a 1962 graduate of Rogers High School in Toledo. Mrs. Bak-Dietrich was employed by Johns-Manville Corporation, Waterville, OH., as Executive Secretary to the Regional Administrative Manager and was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church.

Mrs. Bak-Dietrich was predeceased by her parents, Felix S. and Stella Polaski Bak; and a brother in law, Terrence P. Feldhaus.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, John G. Dietrich of Fernandina Beach, FL; step son and daughter in law, Dwight D. and Cheryl Dietrich of Savannah, GA; step daughters and sons in law, Darlene and Jim Wilder of Largo, FL and Denise and Troy Salley of Rochester, NY; sister, Joyce Bak-Feldhaus of Franklin, NC; and grandchildren, Emily Marie and Sara Jena Dietrich, and Troy Aaron Salley.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to either Community Hospice & Palliative Care of N. E. Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 (communityhospice.com) or the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 S. E. 1st. St., suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 (parkinson.org).

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fernandina Beach, FL.

To sign Mrs. Bak-Dietrich's online register book and leave condolences please visit the Green Pine website at www.greenpinefuneral.com.

Arrangements by Green Pine Funeral Home, Cremations & Cemetery, Yulee, FL

September 1, 2019

Dwayne Pierre Anderson

Dwayne Pierre Anderson, 57, passed away on June 10, 2019. He was born to Robert Thomas and Dorothy Lee Woods Anderson, who predeceased him. He attended Waite High School and Stautzenberger College. He was employed at the Lucas County Board of Elections.

Survivors include sisters, Debra and Delores (Washington DC); brothers, Keith (Debra) (Toledo) and Dwight (Atlanta); special nephew, Andre Anderson; nieces and nephews; cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on October 5, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Wayman Palmer YMCA, 2053 North 14th Street, Toledo, Ohio.

August 25,2019

Charles Richard Vaughn M.D.

Charles Richard Vaughn, age 94, passed away on August 19, 2019 at the Elizabeth Scott Community in Maumee. He was born in Akron, Ohio on July 10, 1925 to Irene Ewbank and Charles H. Vaughn. He attended Wooster College and subsequently earned his medical degree from Case Western Medical School. He worked until retiring at age 72.

After serving as a navigator in the Army Air Corps in WWII, he continued to enjoy piloting and traveling throughout his life.

Charles is survived by his wife Sharon, six children, three step-children, ten grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

He was loved and will be missed.

The family will greet guests on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 2-3:00 p.m. at Providence Lutheran Church in Holland, Ohio where a Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Elizabeth Scott Community or to Providence Lutheran Church in Charles's memory.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the caregivers at the Elizabeth Scott Community and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for all of their care and compassion.

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

August 20, 2019

 Steven Merlin Schaller


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

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

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

  

 

August 18, 2019

 

Louis "Lou" Vernon Hogan Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

  

 

August 4, 2019

 

Anna R. Evans

Anna R. Evans, 79, of Toledo, OH. passed away Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at her home. She was born on September 30th, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY to Bernard and Rosalie Senator. Anna attended the University of Toledo, earning an associates degree in Arts in 1977, a Bachelors of Social Work in 1982, and a Master of Education in 1990. Anna had a long and successful career in the field of Social Work and Human Services. She built a reputation in her field as someone who understood and would fight for the plight of her clients. Her compassion led her to work closely with victims of Domestic Violence. She worked tirelessly with courts and other agencies to form a Special Task Force to deal with these issues. Along with the abused, Anna also worked with the abusers. She was known for holding a tough line but had a soft side for all the people she treated.

Anna loved spending time with her family, and her cats. Anna was a world traveler, she loved the beach, and she loved to go out to a nice dinner and movie. She was a very spiritual woman, who had a deep understanding and connection with people.

She is survived by her daughter, Annmarie; and her two grandchildren, Nicholas, and Angela. A special thanks to Barbara Mitchell, a true friend to Anna, who stood by her till the end. In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made out to The Bethany House. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday September 22, 2019, from 1:00pm-4:00 pm at Toledo Botanical Garden, Crosby Conference Center. 5403 Elmer Dr, Toledo, OH. 43615.