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

January 23, 2020

Carl "Cody" Alexander Jr.

Carl "Cody" Alexander Jr., age 44. Sunrise March 19, 1975 and Sunset January 16, 2020. Visitation 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020. Visitation 8 a.m. and Funeral Service 9 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home, The Chapel of Peace, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Interment at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Condolences to www.TheChapelofPeace.com

Timothy Francis Bowes

Timothy Francis Bowes, age 71, of Temperance, MI passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He was born on June 17, 1948 in Akron, OH to Albert and Mary Margaret (Martin) Bowes. Timothy was a graduate of Gesu Grade School and DeVilbiss High School. A US Army Veteran and member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 35, he was employed as an assembly worker for the Jeep Corp. for many years. Timothy was an avid golfer in his youth. He also was a fan of Notre Dame Football and enjoyed working and solving Sudoku puzzles.

Timothy is survived by his children, Scott Bowes and Laura Bowes; grandchildren, Andrew and Julia Collins; siblings, Thomas (Diane) Bowes, Barbara (Roger) Burkholder, and Ellen Bowes; dear longtime friend, Vicky Henderson; 5 nieces and 3 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and close friend, Denny Hobbs.

Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. Funeral services will begin Saturday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass in Gesu Catholic Church at 10 a.m. The VFW 606 Burial Corps will conclude with Military Honors in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial tributes may be given to Vietnam Veterans of America. Condolences can be shared at

www.sujkowski.com

William “Bill” Cashen

Cashen, William “Bill” Paul, age 77 years, of Genoa, OH, passed away January 21, 2020. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH. As published in The Blade

Katie Lyn Crist

Crist, Katie Lyn, age 43 years, of Fremont, IN, passed away January 20, 2020. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Angeles Kovacs

Angeles Kovacs, born in Madrid, Spain on August 28, 1942, passed away at home surrounded by her loving husband and family on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Angeles was born to Vicente Lopez Cerezo and Manuela Clemente Lopez. She was the baby of the family.

From the moment she could talk, she sang. She had one of the most beautiful voices ever. She sang on the Madrid national radio in her early teen years and won many competitions. She moved to Germany when she was 19, where she met the love of her life, Laszlo. Despite not being able to communicate well due to the language barrier, they fell deeply in love and have been inseparable since. They married on May 25th, 1963. They were together for nearly 58 years.

On March 14, 1964, she gave birth to her first child, Jose Manuel. On January 1st, 1970, she gave birth to her daughter, Maria Victoria. The family decided to move to the United States in 1972.

God was her first love. She sang in the church choir for many years and was deeply involved in the Cursillo movement. Her family was her second love. Nothing made her happier than showing her love for God and her family. This was ingrained into her family.

Aside of being a beautiful singer, she was a great cook. There wasn't a dish that she could not make. And you never went hungry if she was around.

Angeles had a heart bigger than her body could hold. If she could help you, she would, even if she didn't know you. She knew what it was to have a hard life and tried to make everyone else's better. She always smiled and laughed, regardless of her health troubles.

She is survived by her loving husband Laszlo; her daughter Maria (Vicky) Puszczewicz (Scott); her daughter-in-law Leeann Kovacs; sister Antonia Clemente; and many relatives in Spain.

She is preceded in death by her son, Jose; parents, Vicente and Manuela; brother Enrique; sister Josefa; and many family members and close friends.

She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

The family will receive guests Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900) where a Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will begin Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 728 South St. Clair St., Toledo.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research or to Oblate Missions in Angeles's memory.

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

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Barbara J. Kreischer

Kreischer, Barbara J., age 89 years, of Montpelier, OH, passed away January 21, 2020. Thompson Funeral Home, Montpelier, OH. As published in The Blade

Walter "Walt" H. Lange

Walter "Walt" Henry Lange, age 81, of Swanton, Ohio, died Saturday, January 18, 2020, surrounded by his family following a stroke and a brief stay at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on May 7, 1938 in Toledo, Ohio to Arthur and Margaret (Willey) Lange. He graduated from Macomber High School in 1956. Following high school, he attended the University of Toledo and obtained a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics Education, and Master and Education Specialist Degrees. He began his teaching career in the Toledo Public School System, then continued at the University of Toledo until he retired in 2012, with most of the years being at the Community and Technical College. Throughout his career, he co-authored several High School and College Mathematics textbooks.

He met Danuta Posadny Lange at the Toledo Heights Library in March of 1958 and they married on August 12, 1961. She preceded him in death on December 30, 2017.

Walt was inducted into the Fulton County Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2017 in recognition of his support of forestry management and the tree farm system in Fulton County. He maintained the 56-acre Lange Tree Farm for 30 years in Swancreek Township, where he planted thousands of trees that included white oak, red oak, black walnut, black cherry, white pine and American chestnut. He realized how important trees were to the land at the local, state, and national levels. In 2010, the Lange Tree Farm was recognized as the Ohio Tree Farm of the Year and in 2011, the National-Northeast Outstanding Regional Tree Farm of the Year.

Walt served board, committee, or chairmanship roles for many years in various state level organizations including the Ohio Forestry Association, the Ohio Tree Farm Committee, the Ohio Farm Bureau Forestry Commodity Advisory Committee, and the Ohio Governor's Forestry Advisory Council. He helped establish Chestnut Education Plots at 4-H Camp Palmer and Maumee State Forest. While being a member of the Swanton Tree Commission, he arranged several Arbor Day tree plantings at Park Elementary School.

Walt was well known and active in his Church and Community. He was a member of St. Richard Catholic Church, serving on several committees throughout the years. He hosted Boy Scout camps for many years as well as served as mentor to several Eagle Scout projects. He served on the Fulton County and Swancreek Township Zoning commissions as well as the Swancreek Water District Board.

He served on the Fulton County Fair Board from 1996-2002, on the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors from 2003-2006, and on the Advisory Board for Fulton County OSU Extension. Walt continued to help at the Fulton County Fair as the Poultry Show Coordinator and Weigh Master since 1980.

Walt enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, cutting firewood, grilling, or tending to his woodlands.

Walt was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruth Kean and Patricia Welsh, and brothers Robert "Bud" and Arthur.

He is survived by his children, Denise (Dennis) Heban and Lisa (Tom) Higginbotham; his grandchildren, Catherine and Nicholas Heban, and Nathan, Elyssa and Kyle Higginbotham; and sister, Marian (Jack) Tripp.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 24th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr. in Swanton with Fr. Eric Culler presiding.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Richard - Memorial Garden Fund.

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

Richard "Dick" George McKaig

Richard "Dick" George McKaig, age 86, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020. He was born on March 30, 1933 to Bernard G. and Madelyn E. (Rohr) McKaig in Maumee, Ohio.

Dick was a graduate of Maumee High School and the University of Toledo. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. Dick was a Government Contract Administrator for Owens Illinois and BMY (Harsco Corp.) in Marysville, OH. He enjoyed family gatherings, especially holidays. Cruising was one of his favorite types of vacation, along with motor home travel he and Maureen enjoyed for many years.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Maureen Fallon McKaig; son, Mark (Patricia) McKaig of Arlington, TX.; daughters, Julie Danko of Perrysburg, Marcia Estep of Perrysburg; son, John (Dianna) McKaig of Springfield, MO; grandson, Patrick Danko of New Albany, OH. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ida McKaig and Judy McKaig, and son-in-law, Robert K. Donnelly.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Clare Commons and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their kind and compassionate care.

A Gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee, Ohio, with services beginning at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wood County American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Michael Gabriel Melnek

Michael Gabriel Melnek, 49, of Toledo, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born September 10, 1970 in Oregon to Michael J. and Mary L. (Maire) Melnek. Michael was a proud member of Echo Meadows Church of Christ. He was a devout supporter of the St. Louis Cardinals, and enjoyed cheering on Kyle Busch when he watched NASCAR. Michael also enjoyed going boating and fishing.

Michael is survived by his wife of 12 years, Jenifer (Bartlett) Melnek; children, Annabelle-Rose Melnek, Brhyse McClure, Jenna Slone-Melnek; mother, Mary L. Melnek; grandmother, Ruth Maire "Nana"; brothers, Robert (Christine) Melnek, Joshua Melnek; and loving aunts, uncles, and other extended family who loved Michael dearly.

Family and friends may visit the Echo Meadows Church of Christ, 2905 Starr Ave. in Oregon on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the funeral service to begin at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made for funeral expenses.

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Thomas "Orzo" Orzechowski

Thomas "Orzo" Orzechowski, 64, passed away December 12, 2019, at Ebeid Hospice. He was born May 7, 1955, to Raymond and Lillian Orzechowski in Toledo. He graduated from Whitmer High School vocational auto mechanics, Class of 1974. He was a mechanic at Yark Automotive for 42 years until his retirement. Tom was an avid fisherman and NASCAR fan.

Tom is survived by his sister, Kathy (Robert) Casaletta; brothers, Mark (Lisa) and John (Peggy) Orzechowski and 7 nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Tom's life will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, where friends are invited to visit after 11:00 a.m. Interment is private. Memorial contributions may be made to Ebeid Hospice. Condolences for Tom's family may be expressed online

www.ansberg-west.com

Lisa S. Powell

Powell, Lisa S., age 48 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away January 19, 2020. Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Jason I Pratt

Jason I. Pratt, 75, of Northwood, Ohio, died after a courageous battle with cancer, on December 17, 2019, while holding Cathy's hand. Jason was born the oldest of six children to Jason (Mary Lou Runion) Pratt. Jason served as a veteran for 3 years and later 21 years in the Ohio National Guard. Jason worked for Chrysler for over 35 years, retiring in 2001. Jason did not like retirement so after several part time jobs he found his dream job, working as custodian for First Congregational Church. He loved his job , as well as the members who loved him too.

Jason was a little league baseball coach, volunteer on the Clay Center Fire Dept., becoming assistant chief, a member of Genoa Masonic Lodge, the Eagles, Moose, and American Legion.

Jason liked to bowl, play euchre, fishing, boating , gardening and just tinker around in his garage. He was a very fine handyman earning him the title of "PAPA CAN FIX ANYTHING" He LOVED watching his Buckeyes, Indians, and Browns.

Jason is survived by his loving wife Catherine who was his everything. Loving sons, Tim (Donna) Pratt, Mike (Debbie) Pratt, D.J., Brian (Tanya ) Sprinski Sr., Papa to Jessica (Dan) Perry, Joe (Morgan) Pratt, Tyler and Kayley Pratt, Nicholas Sprinski, and Papa's buddy Brian Sprinski Jr., Great-Grandfather of Jase Pratt, Brother of Dale (Janet) Pratt, LouAnn (Jim) Claubaugh,, Sisters-In-Law, Rita and Judy, Cousin like a brother, Rollie Pratt, Special Neigbors, Carol and Dave Friends at work, Shelby and Doug, his little doggy Sassy, preceded by sisters, Karin, Shelly, and Cindy.

Your body is gone, your soul is with God, and Jason's heart will beat through all his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 4, 2020 at First Congregational Church 2315 Collingwood Blvd. with a meet and greet at 10-11 with a memorial service to follow at 11 AM. Pastor Larry Vriezelaar officiating. Arrangements by Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 701 N. Main St. Walbridge, Ohio

www.witzlershank.com

Joan M. Rumpf

Joan M. Rumpf, 93, passed away on January 18, 2020 at Otterbein of Perrysburg. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on November 21, 1926 to Katherine and Charles Webber. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman C. Rumpf.

She is survived by her loving children, Janet (Doug) Lilje, David (Chris) Rumpf, Jeff (Becky) Rumpf, Linda (Russ) Hassen; grandchildren, Amy (Dave) Nicholson, Joel Appleton, Jennifer Della Flora, Jacob Rumpf, Bradley Hassen, Kyle (Ashley) Hassen, Miranda Hassen; 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Friends are invited to visit on from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday January 26, 2020 in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave. where funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. Interment will follow at Centerville Cemetery In Swanton. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Paws and Whiskers. To send her family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

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Mary Elizabeth Russell

Russell, Mary Elizabeth, age 68 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away January 21, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Sandra Kay Schmidt

April 23, 1963 – January 18, 2020

Sandra Kay Schmidt, 56, daughter of Alvin and Dorothy (LaPointe) Schmidt, passed away January 18, 2020.

Funeral services for Sandra Kay Schmidt will be Saturday, January 25, 2020, 3:00 p.m., at the Pittsford High School Gymnasium. Private interment at Maple Grove Cemetery in Jefferson Twp. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the school. Arrangements by VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. For online condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.

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Dale Allen Willey

Dale Allen Willey, 77, of Tipton, MI passed away on January 2, 2020 in the hospital, surrounded by love of family and friends. Dale was born July 31, 1942 in Toledo, Ohio to Kathryn (Lukert) and Irvin Willey. Dale has two sons Robert and Kevin Willey. He worked for Food Town Co. for 40 years until he retired at the age of 62. Dale was an avid NASCAR fan. He belonged to the Moose for many years. Also was a member of American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Dale was a loyal Michigan fan.

He is survived by sons, Robert (Dolly) and Kevin Willey; sister, Charlene Hall; grandchildren, David Creque, Robyn (Andrew) Crosby and James (Loretta) Clabaugh; great grandchildren, Saddie'Lynn and Levi Crosby, Jacelyn, James and Jaxson Clabaugh; best friends, Gary (Kathy) and Alexis Hollis.

There will be a Celebration of Life TBA – contact family for more information.

Joanne Peck Youngen

Joanne Peck Youngen, 91, Toledo, Ohio, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Ohio Living Swan Creek. She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on November 12, 1928. She grew up in Ann Arbor until her family moved to Maumee, where she attended Maumee High School and graduated from Maumee Valley Country Day School. She attended Syracuse University, and graduated from University of Michigan in 1950 with a B.S. in Education. Joanne taught school from 1950 to 1953, and started to raise her family of four daughters, while remaining very active in volunteer duties, including the Junior League of Toledo and the Toledo Museum of Art. She later received her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from University of Michigan in 1973. Joanne was employed by The Collaborative, Inc. from 1973 to 1993, and was self-employed until 2008. She was a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). She served as president on the Ohio Chapter ASLA Executive Committee, the Maumee Valley Section ASLA, and the State of Ohio Board of Landscape Architect Examiners. She was a Registered Landscape Architect in both Ohio and Florida, and obtained the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) Certification. She was elected to Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) in 1981, and was cited by Town & Country as a leader in residential landscape design in Northwest Ohio.

Joanne is survived by her four daughters: Jane Adair Wagner (Charles); Ann Benedict-Dansard Crawford, Sally Peck Boyd and Mary Corlett Kline; her sister, Mary Peck Gallaway (Richard); grandchildren, Kurt Wagner (Katie), Jordan Boyd (Jaime) and John Boyd, Michael Kline and Katie Kline; first husband and father of her daughters, Mr. Benjamin Dansard; nephew Rick Gallaway, niece Laura Gallaway; and her husband, Dr. Robert Youngen.

She was predeceased by her parents, Dr. Willis Seamans Peck and Geraldine Merrill Benedict Peck; her sister, Sally Doane Peck and her husband, Mr. Keith McKenney.

Services for Joanne Youngen will be at Saint Michael's in the Hills Episcopal Church on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Alzheimer's Association (alz.org), Saint Michael's in the Hills Episcopal Church (lovelearnserve.org), or Ohio Living Foundation (ohioliving.org).

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January 22, 2020

Robert Henry Bernthisel

Robert Henry Bernthisel, 67, passed away January 20, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. Robert was born January 12, 1953 in Toledo to Richard and Betty (Browne) Bernthisel. He married Kay (Green) on June 28, 1975.

Robert was an Insurance Broker for over 30 years. He was a member of Haskins Community Church. Robert was a classic car hobbyist and collector.

Mr. Bernthisel is survived by his wife, Kay of Perrysburg; his son, Jasen (Stephanie St. Aubin) Bernthisel of Pittsburgh; and his brother, Charles (Collette) Bernthisel of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jim.

Friends and family are invited to visitation Friday, January 24, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd. Waterville, Ohio. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home, Pastor Jennifer Jackson will officiate. Burial will follow at Tontogany Cemetery. Memorial donations are encouraged to the Haskins Community Church, 209 W. Main St. Haskins, OH 43525. To leave an online condolence please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Robert "Bob" Joseph Brossia

Robert "Bob" Joseph Brossia, 71, of Shelby Township, Michigan, died Saturday January 18, 2020, in his residence. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home in Ida, Michigan, on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 3 to 8 p.m. He will lie-in-state on Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 10 a.m. until the services at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Ida where luncheon will be provided after the burial. Pastor Ted Kerr III and Retired Pastor Bart Beebe will co-officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg, Michigan.

Born January 30, 1948, in Monroe, Michigan, Bob was the much-welcomed, later-in-life son of Joseph and Hazel (Zorn) Brossia. He was a 1966 Morenci High School Graduate, later earning his dual Associates from Monroe County Community College, in Automotive Technology and Automotive Electronics and a Bachelor's Degree in Management of Human Resources from Spring Arbor University. He married his wife of 37 years, Shirley Renner, on June 10, 1983, in Wayne, Michigan, after meeting while both serving in the Michigan National Guard. Bob served his country honorably for 29 years in the U.S. Army on active duty, in the National Guard, and retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Reserves. He was dual careered retiring from Consumer Energy in 2009 after 38 years where he held many positions from a pump operator at the J. R. Whiting Plant in Monroe to retiring as a human resources director. Bob was a life-long avid marksman and an active member of the Detroit Sportsmen's Congress for 22 years in Shelby Township and a member of the Monroe Rifle and Pistol Club for more than 45 years. After retiring, he had the fun part-time job of driving General Motors show cars for Global Logistics Services. Bob loved every minute of life and filled it with laughter and doing the things he loved, including cowboy action shooting and high power rifle competitions, socializing, bartending at his and Shirley's home on "Lake Bob," spending time with his children and grandchildren and his endless amount of friends. Bob was an officer and a gentleman. He was a person who always kept his word, and the type of man who didn't judge others, easily making friends with just about anyone he met. He was also a family man who delighted in playing with his grandchildren on the lake every summer. He will be greatly missed by many.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; children, Jeff (Denise) Brossia, Jeremy (Cindy) Brossia, Aaron (Krystal) Maxwell, Sarah (Darren McDowell) Maxwell; and grandchildren, Morgan, Aariel, Kade, Devin, Alex, Andy, Andrial and Keaton. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Amy Brossia; and sisters, Hazel Shields and Joann Mathis.

Memorial contributions for Bob can be made to: The Detroit Sportsmen's Congress, Shelby Twp, MI.

Kathy Jo Brown

Kathy J. Brown, 72, of Genoa, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Orchard Villa, Oregon, Ohio. She was born in Temperance, MI, on January 18, 1948 to Curt and Florence Shepler. On December 21, 1996, Kathy married Todd E. Brown at St. John's Lutheran Church in Port Clinton.

Kathy was a teacher for the Genoa Area Local Schools, teaching in the Art and English Departments until 1970. For the past 20 years she has worked for the Fiat Chrysler Corp at the Jeep facility here in Toledo. Kathy was a member of the S.P.F.P.A Jeep Security Union for 12 years serving for several years as president and vice president. In her free time, Kathy enjoyed crafting and painting.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 23 years, Todd Brown; children, Jackie (Steve) Stocker of Norwalk, OH, Jessica (Chuck) Elliott and Nathan Holman, both of Port Clinton, OH; grandchildren, Michael Elliott, Deanna Rich, Archer and Griffin Holman; and siblings, Sandra (Cliff) Elliott, Tom (Nancy) Shepler and Jack (Charma) Shepler. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Curt Shepler.

Visitation will be held at Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West Street, Genoa from 12-6 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Gerner-Walker-Wolf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton after additional visitation that starts at 12:00 p.m. Interment will at in Catawba Island Cemetery. Port Clinton, Ohio. Memorial contributions for Kathy may be given to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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Donald M. Callahan

Callahan, Donald M., age 89 years, of Liberty Center, OH, passed away January 20, 2020. Grisier-Weigel Funeral Home, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

Gary Roger DeLong

Gary Roger DeLong, 74, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 surrounded by family and friends. Gary was born on August 16, 1945 in Lima, Ohio to John and Louella (Craft) DeLong (deceased). He graduated from Bath High School (Lima, Ohio) and Dayton Technical Institute. Gary married his high school sweetheart Janet (Fett) DeLong on May 28, 1965 and she survives. Gary was drafted in November 1966 and served honorably in the United States Army. After his service he started his career at Garwood Industries and Cooper Tire and Rubber in Findlay, Ohio. Gary then moved north to Bowling Green, Ohio to work at AP Parts Company (formerly Questor Corporation) in Toledo, Ohio. Other work included Bull Information Services, In., Phoenix, AZ and Boston, MA. He also formed his own computer business GRD Enterprises, Inc.

Gary was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green, Ohio where he served as Deacon, Trustee, Finance Committee and Capital Campaign manager. Gary was also a 16 year volunteer with the Wood County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program working with abused, neglected and dependent children.

Gary had various interests including travel, golf, sprint cars, and hockey. He was an avid supporter of his kids' sports activities during their younger days, as he participated in and held many positions within the hockey and baseball community specifically. In the later years, he supported his grandkids activities by attending many of their events, including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, marching band and soccer.

He will miss taking money from his golf buddies Stevo, Frankie and Edie while playing the par 3's. He always joked when he died and went to heaven he would be on the golf course every day, not as a golfer, but the caddie.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Janet; two sons, Heath (Angi) DeLong and Jeremy DeLong; and 14 grandchildren, Adam, Lindsey, Mitchell, Hannah, Abigail, Sam (Sammy), Ethan, Josephine, Kariss, Isaac, Paul, Luke, Levi and Lydia. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sharon Lawley.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. His funeral service will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 126 S. Church St. Bowling Green, Ohio. Rev. David Montgomery will officiate. Visitation will begin Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the church.

Additional visitation will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until Noon at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, 828 Bellefontaine Ave. Lima, Ohio. A Graveside service will follow at Ward Cemetery in Lima, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Wood County CASA program, 1032 S. Dunbridge Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 or First Presbyterian Church, 126 S. Church St. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.

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

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Gale H. Emery

Emery, Gale H., age 92 years, of Clyde, OH, passed away January 19, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Bradley N. Folger

Bradley N. Folger 48 of the Fiskdale section of Sturbridge was taken far too early from his beloved family after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday January 17, 2020. Born in Sylvania Ohio, he was the son of David and Janice (Pratt) Folger. A graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bachelor's degree in finance, Bradley was employed as a Data Engineer for the Bose Corporation of Framingham for the last 10 years.

Bradley will long be remembered for his love of football, creating the popular Folger Fantasy Football League which he ran for the past 20 years. He also had a love for other sports such as hockey, and golf. A lover of the outdoors and nature, Bradley was an avid fisherman and loved to be out on his kayak. In his free time Bradley loved video games, and craft beers made from local brewers.

Bradley leaves his beloved wife of 17 years, Wendy (Olson), his two loving children that he was so proud of, his son Aidan, and daughter Audrey. He leaves his mother Jan Moore and her husband Tom, his twin brother Jeff and his wife Meghan, a sister Laura Bachmann and her husband Ken, two step sisters, Kristen Dennis and Carrie Pigott and her husband Bob. Bradley also leaves many nieces and nephews and extended family members and many friends. Bradley's father David Folger died in 1994.

Funeral services for Bradley will be held on Saturday January 25, 2020 at the Mercadante Funeral Home and Chapel 370 Plantation St. Worcester, MA 01605. Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. with a service to celebrate Bradley's life beginning at 5 p.m.

Please visit www.mercadantefuneral.com to share a memory of Bradley or to leave his family a note of condolence.

Gladys I. Ford

Gladys I. Ford, age 100, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2020. She was born to the late Rev. William L. and Anna Horst in Hagerstown, MD. On August 15, 1948, Gladys married William Ford in Toledo and they shared 41 years of marriage until his death in 1989. After graduating from Ohio Northern University, she started her teaching career. Staying home while her daughters were young, she retired from Toledo Public Schools in 1973.

Family, church, spending time at the lake and music all played a big part in Gladys' life. She taught Sunday School and served on several committees and organizations at church. She was a church choir director and sang for weddings. After retiring, she delivered Meals on Wheels, volunteered at the Manor House holiday celebrations, and enjoyed her time making frogs as one of the "Frog Ladies" at Flower Hospital.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Louis) and Cheryl (Wiegand); grandchildren, Jill (Jonathan), Megan (Larry), William (Erin), Charles (Jilian), Anna and great grandchildren, Clare, Joshua, Emily, George, Abigail, Owen and Lukas. In addition to her husband, William, she was preceded in death by her sister, Gloria and brother, William T.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Monroe Street United Methodist Church with Pastor Elizabeth Rand officiating. Contributions in memory of Gladys may be made to Monroe St. United Methodist Church, American Diabetes Association or ProMedica Ebeid Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Ansberg-West Funeral Directors. Condolences for Gladys' family may be expressed online at

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Irene C. Garrow

Irene C. Garrow, age 91 years, of Delta, OH passed away January 19, 2020. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

Patricia "Patty" Denise Golden

Patricia "Patty" Denise Golden, 56, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 2, 1963 in Virginia to John and Nellie C. (Morton) Wheeler and she married Gary M. Golden on September 3, 1999 in Jamaica.

Patty graduated from Norwell high school in Bluffton, IN where she grew up. She later attended Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and earned her bachelor's degree. Patty was a human resource manager for Eaton Corporation in Fremont for several years, retiring in 2002. She enjoyed scrapbooking and was an avid quilter. Patty was a proud advocate for children with autism and special needs. She was a Warrior Mom.

Patty is survived by her loving husband, Gary M. Golden; daughter, Grace Olivia Golden; siblings, John Wheeler, Jr. and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends will be received on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street with funeral services at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen, Bittersweet Farms or Sunshine Community. Online condolences may be left at

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William David Goldstein

William David "Bill" Goldstein, retired Toledo Public School teacher and local wood artisan, died January 20, 2020. He was 83 years of age.

Bill taught art, industrial technology and driver education during his 36 plus years as a teacher, retiring in 2000. Woodshop students in his classes frequently won awards at fairs and state competitions, including "Best of Show" at the Ohio Industrial Technology Conventions. Many students, especially from Spencer Sharples and Rogers High Schools, were frequent visitors in his home after retirement.

An avid sportsman, he coached baseball as well as coaching and officiating basketball during his career. While in college, he had an offer to play major league baseball, but chose to stay in college and be the first in his family to get a college degree. A graduate of Macomber High School (Class of '54) Bill received his Bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati (1960) where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and active in the Mummer's Guild theater group.

Upon graduation, his interest in theater led him to the Toledo Repertoire Theater where he met his wife Marge. In 1961, they became one of the many couples who met at the Rep and consequently, were married.

Bill's woodworking skills were well known throughout the community. Fabricating church and synagogue furniture, turning bowls and creating kaleidoscopes were his favorite projects. On several occasions, he was called upon to construct, repair or replace wooden components of religious objects at the Congregation Temple Shomer Emunim where he and his family are members. Bill and his wife Marge, who was also a teacher, loved to travel, first camping with their family during summer vacations and since retirement, just the two of them, by airplane, train, and ship. In all, they have visited all fifty United States, six Canadian Provinces, and over thirty foreign countries.

Bill enjoyed socializing throughout his life. The last several years he had lunch on Wednesdays with the ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out). For Bill, the most important part of his life was his family. His beloved parents, Alvin "Al" and Ann (Barkan) Goldstein preceded him in death, as did his younger sister Ilene Mae Golding.

In addition to his wife Marge, he is survived by his sons, Sheldon (Wendy) Goldstein, Benjamin (Dawn) Goldstein, Marshall (Jodie) Goldstein; and his daughte,r Rochelle (Joe) Barchick. His grandchildren, whom he loved deeply, are Stephen and Sarah Lamb, Alex, Sam and Esther Goldstein, Anne E and Oscar Barchick, and Abigail and Noah Goldstein. Also surviving is his brother. Harold Goldstein.

The Goldstein family wishes to express their thanks to the Gold Level staff at Kingston Residence in Sylvania and the Ohio Living Hospice for their comfort and care of Bill.

Funeral Services will be begin at 12 o'clock noon at Congregation Temple Shomer Emunim on Thursday, January 23, 2020 followed by interment at Eagle Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Bill's honor to the Temple WRJ Campership Fund (419-885-3341) or Ohio Living Hospice, 1730 S. Reynolds Road, Toledo, Ohio. 43614.

Arrangements by the Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home. (419)535-5840.

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Sandra L. Haase

Sandra L. Haase, age 75, of Toledo, Ohio passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on November 12, 1944 to the late William and Beatrice (Bahler) Turner.

Sandra enjoyed golfing, fishing, truly anything dealing with the outdoors. She and her sister would partake in "elking" by adventuring in the woods and taking any picture of elk or any animal they would spot. Sandra loved the holidays, and hosted her family every year for Christmas. Another one of her great joys was baking cookies with her grandsons.

Left to cherish Sandra's memory is her husband, of 42 years, William Haase; sons, Matt Vida and Bill (Erica) Haase; grandsons, Grayson and Cayden Haase; sister, Candee (Kevin) Tucker; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Sandra was preceded in death by brother, Bill Turner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made out to ProMedica Ebeid Hospice.

Family will be receiving guests from 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Road Toledo, Ohio 43623 (419 473 0300). Memorial Services will begin at 12 Noon at the Funeral Home.

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

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Janice Hanthorn

Janice Hanthorn, 82, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family Monday, January 20, 2020. Janice was born in Sylvania Township, on March 30, 1937 to Carl & Hazel (Woodruff) Stephens. Surviving are her children, Sandra Steffen (Chuck), Deborah Steffen (Dean), Arthur Hanthorn, Mary Alice Wilhelm (Rick), Patty Olinger (Jeff), and Ann Ross; 29 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; siblings, Tony, Terrance, Dee Dee, Tonyia, and Gerry. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 38 years, Harry Hanthorn; sons, Duane Steffen and Harry Hanthorn Jr.; siblings, Sharon, Rolla, Robert and William; grandson, Morris II; and great- grandchildren, Christian and Konnor.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment: Lake Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Janices' family.

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Cleo Hill

Cleo Hill, age 89, of Toledo, passed away January 16, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Avila Hill and daughter, Frances Hill-Bolton.

Family hour will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Warren AME Church, 915 Collingwood Blvd. The Home Going celebration will begin Friday at 11:00 a.m.

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Michael K. Hohol

Michael K. Hohol was called to Heaven on January 17, 2020. Born to Ray and Betty (Samson) VanGinkel in Niagara, Wisconsin on February 4, 1945, he was legally adopted by Stanley Hohol. He is survived by eight siblings, Everett Hohol, Dennis Hohol, Bonnie Austin, Betty Ann Stewert, John VanGinkel, Raymond "Gary" VanGinkel, Denyce Samson, and Terry Samson. He received his diploma from Kingsford HIgh School in Kingsford, Michigan. He joined the Air Force in 1963, serving as an aircraft mechanic and then a flight engineer. He married and had three children, Lisa, Michael, and Robert.

Michael was a mechanical savant and worked as a forklift mechanic, a fleet mechanic for Christiansen Roofing in Milwaukee, then finished his work life as a maintenance supervisor and plant manager for Delta HA Inc, in Milwaukee then Toledo before retiring in 2007.

He married the love of his life, Karen Lee Hohol in 1985. She preceded him in death on December 6th, 2018. Through her he had a stepdaughter, Stacey Damiano (Christian) and has two grandsons, Vaughn and Declan. He had many hobbies throughout his life including fishing, visiting casinos, and restoring two classic cars. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

The family will receive guests Friday, January 24, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Newcomer SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900). Memorial services will be held Friday at 5:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

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Jerry James

Jerry James, 74, died peacefully but unexpectedly on January 18, 2020, at his home in Cudjoe Key, Florida. He was born November 21, 1945, in Cullman, Alabama. He was one of 14 children born to the late Dewey and Francis James.

While he was short on hobbies, Jerry did enjoy boating and time spent on the water. Many great family memories were made on the pontoon and sky boat at the family cottage on the river and later making many trips to the Lake Erie Islands and watching fireworks downtown aboard his boat "Pipe Dream". He and his wife Janet owned and operated an excursion paddle wheel boat on the Maumee River Downtown Toledo named the "Arawanna Belle" in the late 90's. He taught his children the value of hard work and honesty and to help others whenever possible. He enjoyed time with family, especially the many grandchildren that adored him and looked up to him.

His life long career was in construction. He worked for a local paving contractor in the late 60's and early 70's. When he decided to pursue his dream of starting his own company he did so with a few hundred dollars and a wealth of determination. He, along with his eventual business partner Jim Macrae, would do side jobs in the evening and weekends, working long hours, they eventually saved enough to purchase a couple pieces of equipment. In 1974, they started Crestline Paving and Excavating in Toledo. His passion for the business as well as the industry, was undeniable over the years as he worked tirelessly along with Jim and many family members including his brother Ken and his sister Barb, some of whom are still with the company today.

Jerry was living proof that with hard work and dedication along with appreciation and respect for those he employed. He could accomplish anything. The success of Crestline enabled him to help others in many ways and earned him the respect of his peers. He was not one to conform to anything other than who he was. Sometimes he had a tough exterior, but always a heart of gold. The man with the plan, well thought out details, and always, always a contingency plan. Never afraid to take chances and always ready for the next challenging project.

Jerry eventually retired from the business in 2012 and sold Crestline to his son Chris and daughter in law Rachel who continue the company's legacy today. A few years later, Jerry and his wife Janet moved from Ottawa Hills to their home in the beautiful Florida Keys. Although retired, he never stopped building and improving things right up to his final hour, and continued to be a source of advise and support to his children, grandchildren and many people he came in contact with over his lifetime.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Janet James; daughter, Kelly (John) Childers; sons, John (Danielle) Moses and Christopher (Rachel) James; grandchildren, Jessica, Ashton, Caden, Maia, Gage and Lexi Moses, Nicole, Jared and Austin James, John Jr. and Joseph Childers, and Kayla Deppen and James Saldivar; and 5 great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his sisters, Marie Speak, Nita Wyatt, Patricia Hamilton and Barbara James-Puls; brother, Kenneth James.

He was preceded in death by his son, Rick; his parents, Dewey and Franci;, his sister, Janet McGregor; brothers, Robert, Jimmy, Jack, Gene, Huey, Darrell and Harold. Also preceded in death were his beloved miniature schnauzers, Jack and Harvey.

Friends will be received at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.

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Chris Kokomoor

Kokomoor, Chris, age 84 years, of Pemberville, OH, passed away January 19, 2020. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Pemberville, OH. As published in The Blade

Steven Kotalo

Kotalo, Steven, age 63 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 19, 2020. American Cremation Events and Newcomer Southwest Chapel, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Walter H. Lange

Lange, Walter H., age 81 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away January 18, 2020. Weigel Funeral Home, Swanton, OH. As published in The Blade

Teresa Renee (Biggs) Martin

Teresa Renee Martin (Biggs) passed away the morning of January 21, 2020 surrounded by her family after a long and brave battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was born in Toledo on November 2, 1961. Teresa was a Maumee High School graduate of 1980 and then went on to obtain her Nursing Degree from The University of Toledo. She married her sweetheart Karl Martin on May 5th 1984 and had three children. Sara Recker (Nathan), Anthony Martin (Dory) and Rebeca Dickens (Seth). She spent most of her career taking care of babies in the NICU department of Riverside Hospital and ended her career as a Pediatric Nurse at Maumee Pediatrics and Saint Anne's Hospital. She enjoyed making crafts for the Apple Butter Fest every year, being a part of her children's lives in everything they did and her summer vacations up at Bellaire Lake Michigan. She lit up when her Grandchildren were near her and loved on them with everything she could.

She is survived by her Husband of 35 years, Karl Martin; her children, Sara (Nathan), Anthony (Dory), and Rebeca (Seth); Grandchildren, Harper, Trystin, Hadley, Griffin, Hunter and Collins; Mother, Suzanne Biggs; and Brother, Jeffrey Biggs (Lisa); Mother-In-Law, Barbara Martin; Brother-In-Laws, Paul Martin (Cindy) and John Martin; nieces, Melissa Martin and Jenna Salow (James); nephew, Brendon Martin; her "Girls" she adored and loved in her childhood years and till her death; and her extended family, the Thomas Kulka family.

She was preceded in death by her loving Father, Gerald Biggs; and her loving Father-In-Law, Joseph Martin.

Her family is forever grateful for the care she received in her years with JAG/Burbank Nursing Home and from Crossroads Hospice during her final days.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina, where the family will receive friends on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

In Lieu of Flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in her honor to the MS Society.

Online condolences may be left at waitefuneralhome.com

Stephen P. Miller

Miller, Stephen P., age 59 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away January 18, 2020. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Latesha Marie Mosby-Ivery

Mosby-Ivery, Latesha Marie, age 41 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 14, 2020. The House of Day Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Patricia Oprie

Oprie, Patricia, age 73 years, of Gibsonburg, OH, passed away January 17, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Dorothy P. Rice

Dorothy P. Rice passed away in Naples Florida on January 19th, 2020, at the age of 88 years old.

She was a graduate in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University in 1953. She taught both primary school and preschool for many years. She also served for more than 20 years as an art and music docent at the Toledo Museum of Art.

She was a very active member of Monroe Street United Methodist Church. She was also a member of P.E.O. a philanthrapic organization.

She is survived by her husband, Philip M. Rice of more than 66 wonderful years; her four children, Philip M. Rice II , David P. Rice, John G. Rice and Carolyn M. Vonhoff-Rice; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Georgiana P. Dunham.

Services will be held at North Naples Church on Saturday January 25th at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel. (6000 Goodlette Rd. North). Reception to follow at The Carlisle, 6955 Carlisle Court.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Monroe Street United Methodist Church in Toledo Ohio or North Naples Church in Naples Florida.

As stated by her grandchildren "Gramma Dottie showed and gave nothing but unconditional love. She always saw the good in people.We are so blessed to have so many wonderful memories of such a sweet and amazing Gramma. She will be dearly missed."

Paul H. Sargent

Paul H. Sargent, 96, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020. He was born on February 12, 1923 in Dunbridge, Ohio to Frank and Ethel (Starr) Sargent. Paul was in the United States Army and served during World War II.

Paul married his high school sweetheart, Virginia M. Sarver on February 18, 1942 in Perrysburg and they cherished almost 76 years together. He was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church, where he was on the board of directors and church council and a member of Church of the Master for the last year. Paul served 25 plus years on Perrysburg Economical Board, 20 plus years on the Maumee River Water Shed Board and he was a Maumee Valley Water Conservancy District Appraiser. He was a member of Phoenix Lodge #123, Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo and Zenobia Shrine. Paul was a realtor for over 50 years and was past president of the Toledo Board of Realtors and Wood County Realtors, he served on Perrysburg City Council, was a jury commissioner for Wood County, Bank of Wood County Board of Directors, O.A.R. Legislative Committee, was the first President of Perrysburg Chamber of Commerce and was the Grand Marshal in the 2018 Home for Holidays parade.

Paul is survived by his children, David A. (Carolyn) Sargent, Andrea L. (David) Rex and Melissa S. Sargent; 6 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; sister, June E. (Russell) Foster. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia M. Sargent; granddaughter, Deborah Lynn Sargent.

Friends will be received at Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 (419-874-3133) on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m with Pastor Timothy P. Philabaum and Pastor Mark Wentz officiating. Burial will follow at New Bellville Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Paul's name may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or to Church of the Master, 28744 Simmons Rd., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Online condolences may be left at

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Mary Saris

Saris, Mary, age 90 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away January 16, 2020. Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Minnie Sift

Sift, Minnie, age 96 years, of Holland, OH, passed away January 19, 2020. Newcomer Southwest Chapel, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Shirley Skokane

Skokane, Shirley Emily, age 94 years, of Tiffin, OH, passed away January 18, 2020. Traunero Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin, OH. As published in The Blade

Frank Joseph Soss IV

Frank J. Soss, IV loving husband and father of two children passed away at the age of 42 on Friday, January 17, 2020.

Frank was born on January 6, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio to Frank and Lois Soss. On July 31, 2002 he married April Rogge. He was a proud father to their two children, Frank V and Kiersten. He was a graduate of Whiteford High School. Frank was a Project Manager and a dedicated employee of AA Boos where he worked for over 15 years. Frank appreciated the many relationships he built over the years with employees of AA Boos, BP, and the many contractors that he interacted with.

Frank was passionate about spending quality time with his family. Frank had a need for speed and adventure, which he fulfilled with their many trips to Silver Lake Sand Dunes. He loved spending time with friends and family in his garage whether hanging out or planning his next project.

He was an avid grill-master. He was always willing and happy to fire up the grill for family and friends, all while maintaining a good handle on his Yeti.

Frank had a personality that everyone naturally gravitated toward. He will be remembered for many things, but Frank's quick-wit, unfiltered advice, and heart of gold are the front runners for any memory associated with him.

Frank was preceded in death by his father, Frank III; and mother-in-law, Joanne Rogge. He is survived by his wife, April; his two children, Frank and Kiersten; his mother, Lois; his siblings, Betsy (Joe) Zilba, Katie (Jim) Binder, Lloyd (Krys) Soss, Sara (Josh) Billau, Bryan (Kim) Soss, and Patti (David) Ingram. He is also survived by his father-in-law, Earl Rogge; brothers-in-law, Rob (Pam) Rogge and Tim (Carla) Rogge as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, Ohio from 2-9 p.m. A memorial service will also be held at Reeb on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences to

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Lawrence L. Spencer

Lawrence L. Spencer "Larry", beloved husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa died January 18, 2020 in Toledo at the age of 90, surrounded by family. Larry was born February 9, 1929 in Syracuse, NY to Charles and Helen Spencer. He attended Fayetteville High School, in New York and Staunton Military Academy, in Virginia. He was a four-sport athlete and a New York sprint champion. Upon graduation, Larry was drafted by The Brooklyn Dodgers but instead chose to attend Wake Forest College on a football scholarship, graduating in 1954. While at Wake Forest, Larry met Mary Finberg. They were married on August 22, 1953 in Wilmington, NC and enjoyed 61 years together.

During his football career at Wake Forest, Larry led the nation in kickoff returns, averaging 42.2 yards per return, an NCAA record that held for 22 years. He still holds three Wake Forest football records today. Larry's skill on the football field led to him being drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1953. After his time with the Lions, Larry served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps and was honorably discharged in 1957. Larry then began a long career, with the YMCA, holding various positions throughout New York, relocating to Toledo in 1967. He finished his YMCA career as Executive Director of the South Toledo branch. Larry then worked at Finance Systems of Toledo before retiring in 1996 as the Vice President of Sales & Service.

In addition to being a member and past President of the Downtown Toledo Kiwanis Club, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo for 53 years. He served the church as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the Board of Deacons, and the Men's Fellowship. He was also Deacon Emeritus and a member of the Chancel Choir.

While Larry's accomplishments are admirable, he'll be most remembered by those closest to him for being kind in nature, humble in spirit and an unsuspectingly funny man, who above all, deeply loved and cared for his family. Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his parents; and two sisters. He is survived by his four sons, Larry Jr. (Becky) of Jackson, MI, Jay (Monica) of Springfield, OH, Todd (Katy) of Phoenix, AZ, and David (Beth) of Toledo, OH; his grandchildren, Sean Spencer, Shannon Spencer, Courtney (Brian) Wayne, Molly (Alex) Meddock, Alex (Alexa) Spencer, Stephanie Spencer (Matthew Vock), Allison, Emily, Madison, and T.J. Spencer; his great-grandchildren, Gibson, George and Jude Wayne, Spencer and Savannah Opsincs, Rosie and James Meddock, and Grace Spencer; and his sister, Frances Williams of Zephyrhills, FL.

Friends may visit the family Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo; 6520 Pilliod Rd. Holland, OH 43528. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Memorial donations can be made in his name to First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo or The Deacon Club, Wake Forest University, 499 Deacon Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Condolences for Larry's family may be expressed online at

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Donald J. Speweik Sr.

Donald J. Speweik Sr., age 85 of Maumee, Ohio passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Don was born in Toledo, June 8, 1934, to Otto and Anastasia (Wasielewski) Speweik.

Don was employed as an insulator for Local 45. He enjoyed traveling, especially Florida; casinos, food, fishing, cars, and his dog, Misha. Don will be remembered as the "Mayor of Meadowlark" and his sense of humor.

Surviving is his loving wife, Susan; and his children, Donald J. (Kathi) Speweik Jr., Cindy (Bob) Skaggs, Kimberley (James) Black, Brenda (Chris) Barnes, Donna (Daniel) Cahill; step-children, Robert (Sue) Schwamberger, Randy (Mary) Schwamberger, Lorie (Tom) Shumer, Tina (Jack) Farris, Jim (Nicole) Schwamberger; 23 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way; 11 step grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; and sisters, Vivian Tanner and Eleanor Justen. Also surviving is his furry best friend, Misha. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna Jean (Cousino) Speweik.

Family and friends will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 3:00 -8:00 p.m. with a scripture service beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, St. Vincent de Paul Society or St. Patrick of Heathdowns Church. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Joesph Szymczak Jr.

Joseph Szymczak Jr. passed away on January 15, 2020, at Kobacker House in Columbus, OH. Born in Toledo on September 10, 1947, to Rita and Joseph Szymczak Sr., he lived most of his adult life in Bowling Green, OH. He is survived by wife, Deborah; and sons, Joseph and Anthony. A memorial service will be held on January 24, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. at the Elmwood High School Community Auditorium, 7650 Jerry City Rd., Bloomdale, OH. 44817. A celebration of Joe's life will be held from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Simpson building, 1291 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green, OH. 43402.

James Alva Tipton

BLISSFIELD—James Alva Tipton, age 88, of Blissfield, died Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania. He was born May 4, 1931, in Blissfield, the only child of the late Maurice and Vera (Wotring) Tipton. He was married to Helen M. Carr, and together they had three children, Roxann, Terrence and Susan. After his marriage to Mildred "Millie" Carl on June 26, 1969, his family grew with three more children, Kyle, Amy and Carrie. Jim and Millie were blessed with 42 years together until her death on December 15, 2018.

While farming his entire life, Jim also worked at RCA/GE Electronics Repair in Toledo. He was also a realtor for Close Realty and did tax preparation. Jim served as the union steward for IBEW Local 1076, as Blissfield Township Supervisor, as a board member for Lenawee County Department of Human Services, as a planning commissioner for Lenawee County, and as president of the board of University of Toledo Federal Credit Union. He was a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and a proud member of the MENSA Society. He traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and enjoyed flying his plane. Jim was a faithful member of the Blissfield Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are six children, Roxann (Rev. Michael) Ingersoll of Colorado, Terrence (Vicki) Tipton of Blissfield, Rev. Susan (Larry "Duke") Woodall of Rootstown, OH, Kyle (Mary Ann) Doyle of Swanton, Amy (Bill) Renwand and Carrie Wood, both of Blissfield; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wives.

Funeral services will take place Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at the Blissfield Emmanuel United Methodist Church with Pastor Devin Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield.

Contributions in Jim's memory are suggested to be given to Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHomes.com.

Carl Wagner

Carl E. Wagner, 80, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home, on Monday, January 20, 2020. Carl was born in Toledo, Ohio, on September 23, 1939 to Carl and Mary Catherine (McCown) Wagner. He was married to the love of his life, Marcia Wagner. Carl served in the Navy from 1957-1960. He worked as a Dispatcher for Penn Central, ConRail, and Amtrak Railroad, retiring in 2005. He was an avid golfer, and loved to bowl. Carl was also a big fan of the Detroit Lions and Tigers.

Surviving are his sons, Don Wagner, Christopher (Gretchen) Wagner, Daniel Wagner, and Steven Wagner; daughters, Christine Anello, and Barb Gerken; step-children Michelle Whitlow, Edward Bevier, and Dawn Bevier; 28 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marcia Wagner; brother, Byron "Barney" Wagner; daughter, Angela Wagner; grandchildren, Megan Gerken, and Zachary Bell.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 2-8 p.m. The family will also greet friends at Epiphany of the Lord Parish-St. Stephens, 1880 Genesee St. Toledo, Ohio, 43605 on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Lake Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

Elizabeth “Betsy” Sue Walter

Walter, Elizabeth “Betsy” Sue, age 78 years, of Clyde, OH, passed away January 20, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Marie Therese Wilson

Marie Therese Wilson, age 70, of Curtice, Ohio passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020. She was born on January 15, 1950 in Toledo, Ohio to Noah and Margaret Scherack. Marie was a 1968 graduate of Clay High School and had worked as a manager of the jewelry department at Hills Department Store. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Marie loved taking care of her grandchildren and enjoyed crocheting and playing softball. She will be dearly missed.

Marie is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Richard "Dick" Wilson; sons, Richard (Shelly) Wilson Jr., and William (Jennifer) Wilson; grandchildren, Christopher, Ricky, William, and Skylar; great-grandchildren, CJ, Aiden, and Levi; siblings, Jean Samuels, James Scherack, and Bart Scherack. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 1105 Elliston Rd., Martin, OH. 43445. Family will greet guests from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice.

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Mike (Z-Man) Ziarno

Mike Ziarno, 65, of Swanton, OH, passed away January 20, 2020. Born December 28, 1954 to Eugene and Tillie Ziarno of Holland, OH, Mike lived in NW Ohio most of his life. A loving husband and father, he worked as a truck driver, enjoyed spending time with family, and was an avid bowler.

Surviving are his father, Eugene; loving wife of 45 years, Laurie; brother-in-law, George Noe; children, Joni(Greg) Kahn and Jason(Nicole) Ziarno; grandchildren, Sophia, Brooke and Cole. He was preceded in death by his mother, Tillie; sister, Christine Noe; and grandson, Dean Ziarno.

The family will have a celebration of life to be announced at a later date. They would like to thank the staff at Swanton Valley HC and Great Lakes Caring Hospice for the care given to Mike.

January 21, 2020

Wanda May Arnold

Arnold, Wanda May, age 63 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away January 19, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, OH. As published in The Blade

Dorothy Ann Brookover/Unruh

Dorothy Ann Brookover/Unruh, 94, passed away on January 17, 2020, at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida. Dorothy was born on September 3, 1925 in Toledo, Ohio, to her loving parents, Grace and Leroy Lohner. She graduated from DeVilbiss High School in 1943 and attended Davis Business College.

Dorothy was preceded in death by both her parents, Leroy and Grace, her first husband, George Brookover, and her second husband, Edward Unruh. She is survived by her daughter, Karen, and her two sons, David and Jim; grandchildren Jim Brookover (Tricia), Kimberly Seibert (Greg), Brett Brookover; Chet Brookover; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy worked at Owens Illinois in the Tech Center during World War II and later as a real estate agent for Tony Falco Real Estate Company. She returned to work as a payroll supervisor for Holiday Inn of Perrysburg after raising her three children.

Dorothy was the president of DeVeaux School's Mothers Club. She was also the president of the Ohio State University Alumnae Club of Lucas County and was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church for 56 years, where she served on the church's Executive Administrative Board. Dorothy was also extremely involved as a member of the Flower Hospital Auxiliary.

She enjoyed raising her three children, traveling throughout the world, and participating in several bridge and various other card-game clubs.

The family will receive guests on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, between the hours of 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue in Toledo, Ohio (419.472.7633). Funeral services will be held at Ansberg-West on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, immediately following Dorothy's showing at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in Dorothy's name. Condolences for Dorothy's family may be expressed online at

www.ansberg-west.com

Robert L. Cunningham

Cunningham, Robert L., age 77 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away January 19, 2020. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Margret Joan Elton

On August 23, 2019, Joan Elton passed away in St. Petersburg, FL, at the age of 95.

Joan was born in Assumption, OH to William and Margaret Mossing on September 30, 1923. She grew up in Swanton, OH. She attended Swanton High School and received a Degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, OH.

Joan was a beloved teacher for 30 years, primarily at St. Joseph and Union Schools in Maumee, OH. After she retired, she moved to St. Petersburg, FL. During her retirement she spent over 15 years as a volunteer at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg rocking babies in the neonatal ward. Joan was an avid quilter and spent countless hours creating baby quilts for The Linus Project, which sends every child born in the local hospitals home with a handmade quilt.

Joan is survived by her children, Caroline Alderman Wolf (Shay), Michael (Martha), John (Pam), Thomas (Judy) and her sister, Judy Mossing Yager. She is also survived by 11 Grandchildren, numerous Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5571 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL, 33760 or https://suncoasthospicefoundation.org/donate/.

Gloria Marcille Kinn

Kinn, Gloria Marcille, age 91 years, of Tiffin, OH, passed away January 18, 2020. Traunero Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin, OH. As published in The Blade

Don Moreland

Don Moreland, age 91 of Galena, passed away at The Kobacker House on January 19, 2020. He was born on August 3, 1928 to the late Earl and Irene (Koch) Moreland in Toledo, OH. Donald is survived by children Barb (Don) Dougall, Beverly Roederer and Donald (Cari) Moreland, grandchildren Barton (Gen) Smock, John-Paul (Ligia) Smock, Noah (Stephanie) Smock, Jacob (Amy) Smock, Dawna Roederer, Brent (Marcela) Roederer, Heidee (Matt) Howard, Caleb (Paige) Moreland and Charlotte Moreland, great grandchildren Mary Ann, Noah, Aidan, Timmy, Kayla, Jude, Gema and Daniel, nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife Jeanette Moreland and sister Lois Rolsten. Friends may call at Newcomer Funeral Home, NE Chapel, 3047 E. Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 1 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. with Pastor Bud Leskovac officiating. Burial will be on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 1p.m. at Roth Cemetery, Monclova, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to OhioHealth Hospice, 800 McConnell Dr., Columbus, OH 43214 or Home Instead Senior Care, 3220 Riverside Dr. #C, Upper Arlington, OH 43221. Messages of condolence may be shared with the family at www.NewcomerColumbus.com

Richard “Dick” C. Needles

Needles, Richard “Dick” C., age 92 years, of Lambertville, MI, passed away January 18, 2020. Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Thomas Royce Ruch

Thomas Royce Ruch, age 59, passed away on January 19, 2020 at Promedica Toledo Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. Tom was born in December 1960, the eldest child of Patsy Marie Pohlman and Royce W. "Dewey" Ruch, in Oregon, Ohio. Tom graduated in 1979 from E.L. Bowsher High School. At the time of his death, he was employed as a mechanic at GetGo Transportation Co. in Millbury, Ohio. Tom was a member of the 14th Ward Oldtime Ballplayers Association.

Throughout his life Tom loved drag racing. In his younger days he proudly raced a Camaro at Norwalk Raceway Park. He has been a lifetime fan of hockey, rooting passionately for the Boston Bruins and his grandsons' and nephews' hockey teams. You could always count on Tom to be wearing scarlet and gray, cheering for Ohio State Football. His grandchildren adored their "Papa," who could be seen in the audience at their sporting and dance events. He enjoyed time with his family, especially the annual the Ruch family Thanksgiving Day Golf Outing.

Known as "Tubby" to many and as "Papa" to precious few, Tom is lovingly remembered by his wife, Michele "Beanny" (formerly Mitchell); stepchildren, Heather (Brian) Cain and Robert (Jennifer) Shepler; grandchildren, Noah, Eleanor, Grace, Robert, Ava, and Charles; adoring mother, Pat; brothers, Tim (Tammy) and Kurt; nephews, Tyler and Toby; Aunt, Joyce Haynes; and many special, extended family members. He is preceded in death by his father, Royce, who passed on the same date in 2019.

Family and friends are invited to visit at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., with services begining at 7:00 p.m. Tom's family would like to express gratitude to the caregivers and staff on the 5th Floor at ProMedica Toledo Hospital for their kindness and attention during Tom's final days.

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John Alan Shomody

John Alan Shomody, age 63 of Toledo, Ohio passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 18, 2020. He was born on November 1, 1956 in Toledo to John and Mabel (Lanning) Shomody. John was a 1974 graduate of Macomber High School and went on to work for Helm Instrument as a field service technician. He was a huge Buckeyes Football and NASCAR Racing fan. John loved traveling, hiking, fishing, music and most of all spending time with his family.

Surviving are his three daughters, Erica (Drew) Heintz, Melissa (Travis) Kinn and Laura Shomody; also surviving are his three grandchildren and his sister, Annette Churchya. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dianne (Kistner) Shomody, sister, Diana Trendel and his parents.

Friends may visit the family at Sujkowski Walker Funeral Home 830 Lime City Rd., Rossford, Ohio on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church 628 Lime City Rd., Rossford, OH where the family will greet visitors beginning at 10:00 am in the church narthex. Private burial will take place at New Belleville Ridge Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Genacross Lutheran - Wolf Creek and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their excellent and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in John's memory be for planting trees in his honor c/o Sujkowski Walker Funeral Home.

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Charles “Chuck” W. Steinicki

Steinicki, Charles “Chuck” W., age 74 years, of Genoa, OH, passed away January 18, 2020. Robinson Walker Funeral Home, Genoa, OH. As published in The Blade

Patricia "Pat" A. Swy

Patricia "Pat" Ann Swy, 83, of Temperance, MI, went to be the Lord on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Flower Hospital, Sylvania, OH. Born March 19, 1936, in River Rouge, Michigan, she was the daughter of Hobert and Stella Ann (Flisnik) Bennett. A 1954 graduate from Bedford High School, she married Paul H. Swy on October 13, 1956. He preceded her in death on October 31, 2007. Pat was active in several organizations over the past 50 years including the First Baptist Church of Temperance (Bridgepoint), Word of Life and the Francis Family Y.M.C.A. in Bedford. Currently she had attended Bedford Alliance Church in Temperance. Pat was also a member of the O.E.S. and the Ladies Shriners.

Surviving are her loving children, Philip (Denise) Swy of Lambertville, MI, Peter (Janice) Swy of Temperance, MI, Perry (Kimberly) Swy of Temperance, MI and Patrice Swy of Temperance, MI. Grandchildren, Jansen, Josh, Korry, Kendra, Austin, Matthew, Amanda, Zechariah, Jerry and Paul. Great grandchildren, Isaiah, Kimberly, Chloe, Matthew, Ava, Luke, Mason, Landon, and Harper.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2020, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2020. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo, OH. Memorials may be made to Word of Life Fellowship, PO Box 600, Schroon Lake, NY 12870.

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Grace Marie Whitley

November 6, 2007 – January 18, 2020

Gracie's spirit will reside in so many of us present on earth and beyond. She is a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, schoolmate and friend to all ages. Grace's namesake means unmerited gift of God and she has touched many lives in such a multitude of ways.

Creativity was abundant in her life. She was an animal advocate, a crafter, an organizer, an athlete, and a sports fan. Gracie loved Bible School, nature camps, zoo camp, art classes and theatre. Enthusiasm, gratitude, and fun exploded from her presence. Gracie was passionate about decorating, cooking, art work, playwriting, and family game nights. She loved her family so deeply and let everyone know how much she cared. Grace had just started Karate to do with her siblings when she was diagnosed with brain cancer and had to slow down.

A big network of love and care supported Grace through out her short life. She will be dearly missed by her parents, Jessica Whitley and Ben Hillard; her grandparents, Mark and Ann Hillard and Gil and Maria Whitley; siblings, Aidan, Jordyn and Seth; aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and dear teachers.

Services were held at Sylvania First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, January 21. Donations to the Victory Center can be made in Grace's honor at the victorycenter.org.

www.reebfuneralhome.com

William D. Wood

Wood, William D., age 86 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away January 18, 2020. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, OH. As published in The Blade

Bessie Louise Wright

Bessie Louise Wright, age 85, of Toledo, died January 18, 2020 at St Luke's Hospital, Maumee. She was born June 7, 1934 in Kentucky to the late Joseph and Anna Mae (Burke) Saylor. Bessie married Clarence Henry Wright on May 27, 1989 and he preceded her in death in 2013. She was also preceded in death by children, Danny, Clark DeMoe and Cherie Abalos; and grandson, Michael Petrey.

Bessie was a devoted mother and loved spending time with her large family. She was also employed with the University of Toledo in food service. In her free time, she enjoyed working in her flower gardens and was an avid reader. Bessie was a longtime member of the Friends of the Library in Floral City, FL, where she resided for many years.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Carol DeMoe, Sandra Moskwa (Jed), Darlene Stuard (Bernie), Charlene Meisner (Nick), Charles DeMoe (Cathy), Holly Sayre, Rick DeMoe (Tonya), Kim Braden (Ryan); 24 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.). Burial will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions in Bessie's name are suggested to St. Jude's Hospital for Children.

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January 19, 2020

Joseph G. Ach

Joseph G. Ach, 71, of Leesburg, FL and formerly of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on December 31, 2019.

He was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Arthur and Joanne (Etzel) Ach on November 17, 1948. Joe had a passion for motorcycles (especially his Harleys) and cars. Joe was a Vietnam Veteran. He enjoyed shooting pool and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife, Rita; children, Daniel (Jennifer) of Washington, Jennifer (Chris) Whiteside of Colorado, Matthew (Brittany) of Waterville and Stephanie of Cygnet; 2 granddaughters, Chloe and Haley Whiteside; brothers, Paul (Sallee), Columbus, OH, Mark (Rae Ann), Toledo, OH, Jeffrey, Horton, Al and brother-in-law, David Gensler, Ottawa Lake, MI. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Rodger and sister, Jane Gensler.

Services will be January 30, 2020, at 10 a.m., Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S. W. 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, Florida.

Paul E. Ackerman

Paul E. Ackerman, 96 of Genoa, OH passed away January 15, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born July 11, 1923 in Fremont, Ohio to William and Estella (Bundschuh) Ackerman. Paul was an Army veteran of WWII, serving in Europe. He retired from the Sun Oil refinery in Toledo after 35 years. In his younger years he was a very good swimmer and diver, loved to play baseball, and was an outstanding bowler having at least one 300 game. He was also an excellent cook and baker and loved gardening. After retirement, he spent time in his large vegetable garden. fishing, and getting together with friends to walk and talk at Woodville Mall. He was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Genoa, Ohio.

Paul is survived by four of his children: daughters, Bette (Tom) Meyer, Kathy (Jim) Vermilyea, and Jennifer Wetzel; and son, Bill Ackerman. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Magsig; his parents and 10 siblings. He is also survived by his brother, Robert; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Rd. Millbury, OH 43447, on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Clay Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Cherry Street Mission.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

Amir Askari

AMIR ASKARI, PhD, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on January 15 2020. He was 89.

Askari loved his family, his academic research community, and the City of Toledo, where he spent nearly half a century as a professor, researcher and administrator at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. He dedicated his life's work to science. As former chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics for more than 20 years, Askari was mentor to hundreds of researchers and physicians trained over the years at the College. He and the team of scientists he helped recruit brought hundreds of millions of federal research grant dollars to Toledo to advance medical knowledge, train future medical leaders, and decrease human suffering.

Askari was born in Ahwaz, Iran at a time when it was nearly inconceivable for someone from that place to grow up, go to college in America, and build a distinguished scientific career collaborating with research colleagues around the world.

At the time of his death, Askari was planning a trip to a scientific conference to share his deep knowledge with colleagues from around the world and to keep up on his newest scientific findings. After his retirement, Askari continued to review and publish scientific literature. His research studied and tried to understand, at a molecular level, how the heart muscle works in health and disease.

Askari took pride in the fact that the research field he helped pioneer grew in impact; he celebrated when several of his friends won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1997. As he began winding down his last large grant a few years ago, Askari was the lead investigator on the longest-running program project grant in the history of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

He had a well-developed sense of justice, which he used to address many situations, such as the underrepresentation of women in various science professions. Hours before he died, after reading a Blade editorial, Askari emailed the president of the University of Toledo asking if she was aware that the university had received money from the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, producer and promoter of opioid painkillers. Askari never received any grant money from Sackler charities himself.

As a husband, father, grandfather, uncle and colleague, Askari was often generous, wise and funny. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Augusta Askari of Toledo; daughter, Emilia Askari (John Owens) of Franklin, MI; son, Fred Askari (Donna Wicker) of Ann Arbor, MI; grandchildren, Jake Askari (Lena Seino Askari) of Culver City, CA, Melanie Askari (Rishi Sood) of Brooklyn, NY, Alana Askari (Chewy Baumel) of Manhattan, NY, Bryce Owens of Ann Arbor, MI, Leila Owens of Franklin, MI; plus numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.

A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, at Ohio Living Swan Creek, 5916 Cresthaven Ln, Toledo, 43614. For those considering memorial donations, the family expects to announce suggestions soon.

www.coylefuneralhome.com

Jeffrey Barnes

Jeffrey Barnes, 61, passed away January 15, 2020. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. Jeff will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Jill, of 32 years; and his children, Josh (Sara), Jacob (Kristal), Julia (Spencer), Jennifer; and his grandson, Jackson.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. at McCord Road Christian Church, 4765 N. McCord Road, Sylvania, OH 43560, where the memorial service to celebrate Jeff's life will be held the following day, January 25, 2020 at 10 a.m. On-line condolences may be left at

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Helen Elizabeth Brenizer

Helen Elizabeth Brenizer, age 94, passed away peacefully at the Goerlich Center for Dementia Care, on the campus of Flower Hospital, on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

She was born May 21, 1925, the oldest child of Anna Elizabeth Wilson and Dwight Marion Lawrence, in Marion, Ohio. She was predeceased by her brothers, John Lawrence, USAF Lt. Col, Ret., and William Lawrence, of Alabama; as well as her daughter-in-law, Marji Brenizer, of Holland, Ohio.

Helen grew up on a farm, tending a victory garden and packing Red Cross care packages. She always loved to sing, and performed in musical productions at Scott High School. After graduation, she studied music at Ohio State, and went on to Julliard in New York where she recorded a record album. While studying voice in NYC, she worked at Binney & Smith, makers of Crayola Crayons, and painted figurines.

Following WWII, she returned to Toledo and married the late, James R. Brenizer, Sr., a fellow Scott High grad who served in the Merchant Marine and managed local loan companies. Helen is survived by their four children, Julie Brenizer, John Brenizer, and Jeff [Tracy] Brenizer, of Toledo, and James R. Brenizer, Jr., of Holland, Ohio; as well as their two grandchildren, Jaime [Jake] Dier, of Adrian, Michigan, and Alex Klosterman, a business student at OSU.

Helen worked for LaSalle & Koch department store in downtown Toledo after her children began attending school, and later served hospital patients as a Diet Technician at St. Vincent's Medical Center, where she retired after 17 years.

Throughout her life, she enjoyed membership in Mu Sigma Phi, Monday Musicale, and Euterpean Music Sororities, as well as performing solos for weddings, and singing in the Epworth and Collingwood United Methodist Church choirs. Helen was a member of Dendarah Court Lady Shriners, the PEO, the West Toledo Senior Center, and the Red Hat Society.

She loved spending time with her family, taking trips with them to Walt Disney World, and Las Vegas - where she got to meet Debbie Reynolds, whom she was always said to resemble later in life [Debbie agreed!]. Helen enjoyed several island cruises with family and friends, and trips up to Frankenmuth to pick out miniatures for her doll houses.

She also loved gardening, decorating for the holidays, and baking - her specialties were cherry and blueberry cheesecake, fruitcake, Santa face rollout sugar cookies, and egg custard.

Her family would like to thank all of Helen's friends, her musical and church families, her neighbors, and her dedicated caregivers for the love and compassion they've shown to mom over the years. She loved you all!

The family invites you to please join them for a celebration of her life on Friday, January 24th, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 3077 Valleyview Dr., Ottawa Hills, Ohio. Gathering and Viewing will take place 10-11 a.m., Funeral Service 11 a.m.-12 p.m., and her church luncheon 12-1 p.m. Burial will take place at Toledo Memorial Park following lunch.

Viewing will also be available Thursday, January 23rd, from 4-7 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 West Laskey Road, Toledo. Flowers may be directed to that location. The family asks that any donations be made to the Goerlich Center for Dementia Care, on the campus of Flower Hospital, to fund a musical therapy program in Helen's name.

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

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Kenneth Richard Carl

Kenneth Richard Carl, age 74, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1899 McCoy Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43220. For extended obituary, please

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Beatrice R. Hilarsk

Beatrice R. (Blochowski) Hilarski, age 95, of Toledo, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, in Birchaven Village, Findlay, Ohio. She was born August 26, 1924, in Hamtramck, Michigan, to Louis and Mary (Kupiec) Blochowski. Beatrice worked as a waitress at the former Willows Restaurant for 7 years and then the Hillcrest Hotel for 26 years. In her later years, she did food demonstrations at Meijer Stores, retiring in 2011. Bea dearly loved her family and enjoyed helping to raise 2 of her great-grandchildren. She was blessed with an abundance of good friends and neighbors (especially Sue). Bea enjoyed cooking for her family and having family gatherings for the holidays. She loved to travel in her younger years, especially to Las Vegas. Her daughter Debbie, grand-daughter Jessica, and grandson Jeff helped celebrate her 90th birthday in Vegas.

The widow of Walter Hilarski, she was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Hilarski; sister, Norma Stone; and brothers, Leonard Blochowski and Michael Braden. Surviving are her daughters, Diane M. Davis and Debra M. Kriner; grandchildren, Michael and Keith Davis, Anne Marie (Nate) Baker, Dr. Jessica (Matt) Reynolds, Jeff (Kim) Brust and Brad Hilarski; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Zachary, Trenton, Devon, Makayla, Paige, Jordan, Austin, Nathan, Joshua, Henry and George; and 2 great-great -grandchildren.

Friends may visit the family on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, beginning at 8:30am at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee, where prayers will begin at 9:30 am followed by the funeral mass at 10 am at St. Patrick's of Heatherdowns Church. Interment to follow at Toledo Memorial Park. The family would like to thank the staff of Birchaven Village for the quality of care provided; especially from those working Gardenia neighborhood. They also want to thank Dr. Mike Manuel and Chaplain Linda and Jim Davison for their care and support. The family suggests memorials be given to the Birchaven Village Activity Department, 15100 Birchaven Lane Findlay, Ohio 45840. Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Richard Keinath

Keinath, Richard, age 93 years, of Dundee, MI, passed away January 18, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Dundee, MI. As published in The Blade

Richard Gene Knapp

Richard Gene Knapp, 80, of Perrysburg, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at Brookdale Assisted Living surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born February 27, 1939 in Toledo, Ohio to Ralph and Fannie (Bucher) Knapp. He earned his bachelor's degree in Education from Bowling Green State University and eventually his Masters in Education from BGSU, as well. Richard married Josephine Hoffer on December 30, 1967 in Liberty Center, Ohio and together they shared 52 years together.

For over 40 years Richard mentored the youth of Northwest Ohio, as a teacher, coach and administrator, working at various schools and school systems in the area. As a young man, a teacher in the Anthony Wayne district at Monclova Elementary, AW Jr. High, and Gateway Jr. High in Maumee where he coached basketball leading his Jr. High team to the league crown. From there his life-long love of travel which took him throughout Europe and Across the United States intersected with his passion for teaching where he and his young family spent two years in Frankfurt while he taught the children of soldiers stationed there at Frankfurt Elementary #1. Returning stateside, a teacher, at Perrysburg Jr. High, eventually serving as principal of Frank Elementary school. Next, he was called back to service at Rossford as principal of Indian Hills from which he eventually retired. After a brief hiatus he then was asked to helm Glenwood Elementary in Rossford. He was beckoned out of retirement again to work in Walbridge as an administrator at Lake schools, and finally Knight Academy Charter Schools. Richard was a Martha Holding Jennings Scholar for Education and Golden Apple Award Winner. His kids called him the Michael Jordan of education. He cared dearly for all the children he taught and worked with as evidenced by the many former students that would see him and tell him how he touched their lives. A three sport Varsity athlete in Football, Baseball, and Basketball at Anthony Wayne H.S. (1954), coupled with his long service to the area, earned him a place in the Anthony Wayne Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 2001. In his spare time Dick was a member and former president of Lion's Club, where he was named Lion Club Man of the Year. During the running craze of the mid 80's, he spent weekends running his way across the state of Ohio eventually crossing the state completely from Indiana to Pennsylvania. He enjoyed golf and watching his grandkids sports and activities. He was a life long BGSU fan and enjoyed attending any BG sporting event with his wife and friends. Richard was an avid Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan. This was a life well lived.

Richard is survived by his wife, Josephine; children, Erik (Darlene) Knapp and Michelle (Jeremy) Thomas; grandchildren, Cameron Meredith, Trajan Knapp, Alexis Robinson, Mackenzie Thomas, Anna Knapp, Kaiya Thomas, Kasen Knapp and Addison Thomas; sister, Carol Roach; sister-in-law, Grace Knapp; niece, Susan Degens and nephews, Mike Roach and Christopher Knapp. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ralph "Skip" Knapp.

Friends will be received Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 2-8 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133.) Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville Street, Whitehouse, Ohio, 43571. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard Knapp Memorial Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be made online to the family online at:

www.witzlershank.com

Joan Marie LaForge

Joan Marie LaForge, 86, of Sylvania, Ohio passed January 16, 2020 at her residence at Sunset Village. She was born December 15, 1933 in Detroit, MI to Leo and Estelle DeDecker. Joan graduated from St. Phillip Neri Catholic High School in 1952, married her childhood sweetheart in 1954, and worked for Hudson Department Store. Joan's greatest joy was spending time with her family. She also enjoyed baking, traveling with her husband, and had a special love of her dogs.

Joan was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years Richard Allen; sister, Helen Treadwell; brother, Charles Goddeyne; and great-granddaughter, Emily Rose LaForge. She is survived by her seven children, Allen, Leo (Sophie), Dennis (MaryBeth), Annette (Ron) Sutton, Janette (Merle) Spoerre, Thomas (Cheryl), and Carolyn (Chris) Hammye. Joan also has 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association, Ashanti Hospice, or your local Humane Society.

The family will receive guests Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 12 Noon to 3:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home - West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Rd. Toledo, Ohio 43617 (419-392-9500). Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Kimberly Lloyd Hanslip Lake

Kimberly Lloyd Hanslip Lake, age 59, has passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from a long term illness.

She is survived by her husband, Gregory Lake; brother, Mark Hanslip and sister, Dorothy Hanslip Stacho; plus many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation and final goodbyes will be at held Toledo Memorial Park, 6382 Monroe St, Sylvania, in the Chapel of Peace, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2020.

Carl R. Leistner

Dr. Carl R. Leistner, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away on January 17, 2020. He was born on June 6, 1932 to Eleanor (Hamann) Leistner and Fritz Carl Leistner.

He grew up in Point Place (Toledo) Ohio. He graduated from Waite High School, class of 1950, University of Toledo (Arts and Science) class of 1954, and graduated with a Doctorate of Dentistry from Ohio State's Universities College of Dentistry in 1958. He served as Vice President of his junior class and was elected as a member of Who's Who of universities and colleges. He was a lifelong member of the Toledo Elks Club, served as president of the South Toledo Kiwanis Club, was a member of the Masonic Order, Shriners, and Jesters.

Dr. Leistner received the Dr. Ernest Bach Memorial Award for commitment to dentistry and community service, and served on the Toledo Dental Society Council for over ten years He was a well-respected dentist for over 57 years. Carl always had a magnificent personality. He was a people person and many of his patients came to him all of their live. An avid golfer, he shared his love for the game by sponsoring the Hardin-Leistner Invitational Golf Tournament for dentists throughout the state. He was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Suzanne (Hiser) Leistner; daughters, Holly Sue Leistner and Gayanne (Leistner) Wunderlin; and sister, Anita Millburn.

He is survived by his son, Dr. Timothy Leistner of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; granddaughter, Sara Suzanne Wunderlin; grandson, Luke Alex (Jessica) Wunderlin; great-grandchildren, Perrin Robert Wunderlin, Luna Anne Wunderlin, and Nova Elise Wunderlin; and brother, Ralph (Betsy) Leistner.

A Christian memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1825 Glendale Avenue (At the Harvard Circle), Toledo, OH 43614. Phone: 419-382-5644. A luncheon will follow the service. The family is requesting any donations be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. 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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Kathleen (Conley) Liboon

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Kathleen (Conley) Liboon, of Jonestown TX, passed away January 2, 2020 after a brief illness. She was born to Wayne and Jeanne Conley in Toledo, OH, on September 24, 1952. In 1983, Kathie married the love of her life, Leonard Liboon.

After graduating from McAuley High School in 1970, Kathie obtained her RN from St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, and bachelor's degree in Nursing from Mary Manse College. She spent her career in healthcare, serving the profession in significant roles in California and Texas, including Director of Nurse Case Management with OccuHealth Consultants and later, Director of Occupational Health for AECOM.

Kathie had a brilliant smile, matched by an engaging personality and infectious sense of humor. Equally significant, she was compassionate and determined in her desire to help family and friends. Kathie was generous with her handicraft: an accomplished quilter and embroiderer, her needlework graces the homes of friends and family. Kathie and Leonard took great joy square dancing, forging cherished friendships with others who shared their enthusiasm for the dance.

Kathie was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Pamela. She is survived by brothers, Michael (Kathleen) Conley, Lawrence (Joanie) Conley, Daniel (Kathleen) Conley; sisters, Cheryl Conley and Amy Conley; ten nieces and nephews; twelve grand-nieces and -nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent via Venmo to uncommon squares, or in c/o Peter Nadolski, 213 McKittrick Ridge Rd, Georgetown, TX 78633. This group, which Kathie co-founded, promotes lively square dances, drawing from throughout Texas for fun, camaraderie, and goodwill.

Shirley M. Manning

Shirley M. Manning passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center with her son by her side. Shirley was born September 23, 1942 to Walter & Theodosia Krueger. Originally from Toledo Shirley moved to Swanton in 2006 to be close to her son and his family.

Left to cherish her memory is her only child, Roy (Aimee) Manning, Jr.; the loves of her life, grandson, Joshua Manning; granddaughter, Peighton Manning; sisters, Nancy (Mike) Tamlyn, Mary Repass, Patricia (Gary) Sniegowski; along with many nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Manning, Sr. and brother-in-law, Ken Repass.

A family and friends rememberance will be held Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 11:00-3:00 p.m. at Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center, 214 S. Munson.

Debora Claflin Marlowe

Debora Claflin Marlowe, of Genoa and Perrysburg passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at St. Charles Hospital. Debora was born November 12, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to Roland and Ruth (Shaughneasy) Claflin. She earned her Master's degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University. Debora married James Marlowe on August 22, 1970 in Champagne, Illinois.

Debora was an elementary art teacher for over 15 years in Illinois and Indiana. In Ohio she taught watercolor at nursing homes and to private students. She also taught for a short time with the Montessori School System. Her watercolor paintings were often displayed through shows and at businesses. She was an avid figure skater and pairs partner with her husband for over 40 years, with their last national competition in 2013. She also enjoyed water ballet, swimming, gymnastics and diving.

She is survived by her husband, James; daughter, Paula Marlowe; grandchildren, Avery and Paige Anstead; son-in-law, Thomas Anstead; and twin sister, Barbara Kuxhausen. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Amy Marlowe Anstead and her sister, Patricia Martin.

A celebration of Debora's life will be held Friday, May 1, 2020 from 4-8 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133) with a memorial service being held at the funeral home on May 2, 2020 at 11 a.m. Condolences may be made to the family online at:

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Josepj “Joe” Meader

Meader, Joseph “Joe”, age 81 years, of Erie, MI, passed away January 17, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Erie, MI. As published in The Blade

Thomas F. Naylor

Thomas F. Naylor, 79, of Temperance, MI had a brief sprint with illness and crossed the finish line strong from this earthly life to Team Jesus on Thursday, January 16th, 2020.

Born to Harry and Evelyn (Faber) on March 29th, 1940, Detroit, Michigan.

A baseball, basketball, and cross country athlete and graduate of Wyandotte Roosevelt High School, Tom went on to work for Ford Motor Company for 37 years as a Millwright. He also served his country in the Army Reserves.

No one could detail an auto like Tom Naylor and his yard keeping skills probably made golf course managers jealous. A former member of The Toledo Road Runners, he ran many marathons including the Detroit Free Press and Boston Marathon. Tom's last race was the Rose Run, Petersburg, MI which was this past July.

He is survived by his loving wife and partner in crime of 55 years, Betty (Romain) Naylor. He was a hero to his children, Rebecca Naylor (Mike Kohler), Thomas (Cheryl) Naylor, and Kristina (Tommie) Fagan. They will miss his stories, the stale marshmallow fights, and laughing fits. Grandchildren, Kassidy LaRocca and Cougar Fagan will miss their Papa. Missing their brother are siblings, Patricia (Gil) Greytok, Michael (Gail), David (Ginger), Carole (Bill) McGovern; sister-in-law, Barbara (Gary) Caroline and honorary brothers, Tom Overholser and Nate Ellis; Hemi (feLION) will miss hanging out with his Daddy Cat.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at Bedford Alliance Church, 8645 Jackman Rd., Temperance, MI 48182.

In lieu of flowers and memorials, just be a respectful, honest, hard working and responsible person.

Tom's family would like to specially thank the entire community at Ebeid Hospice for their amazing care and compassion they provided.

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Evelyn Osborne

Evelyn Osborne, 83, of Walbridge, OH passed away on January 15, 2020 at St. Anne's Hospital. She was born on September 7, 1936 to Alonzo and Sarah (Boshear) Lay in LaFollette, TN.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert; son, Hubert Jr.; daughter, Karen; and grandson, Danny Osborne.

Left to cherish her memory is her sister, Beuhla VanDenk; daughter-in-law, Gail Osborne; granddaughter, Kerri Osborne; great grandson, Dylan Osborne; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home (419-666-3121) 701 N. Main Street, Walbridge, OH on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. followed by burial at Lake Township Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at witzlershankfh.com

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Jennifer L. "Jen" Padilla

Jennifer L. "Jen" Padilla, age 40, of Toledo, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 12, 2020 at home. She was born on April 18, 1979 to Ernesto and Seena (Murphy) Padilla in Toledo, Jen was employed with the Franciscan Care Center. Jen enjoyed shopping, arts and crafts and entertaining for family and friends. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family, especially her grandson. Her smile, orneriness, laugh, and spirit will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Missy (Worthington) Hafner; grandparents, Edna and Carl Murphy; uncle, Don Murphy; aunt, Linda Riley; and nephew, Antonio Garcia. Jen is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Gary Fessler, II; daughter, Savannah Fessler; adoring grandson, Jace Fleck; mom, S. Becky Murphy; niece, Aniyah Volker; siblings, Tina (Albert) Garcia, Ernie Padilla, David Padilla, Jason (Maegen) Gildemeister, and Kim Gildemeister; father-in-law, Gary Fessler; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and dear friends.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Newcomer – Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900) with Memorial Services beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the family.

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Richard Pflager

Richard Pflager, age 57, died January 15, 2020, after a short battle with lung cancer. Rick was a 1981 graduate of Start High School in Toledo and attended Owens Community College. He spent much of his career as an over the road truck driver and saw most of the country. He also worked at Subway in Miamisburg, Ohio. Rick lived in Dayton, Ohio, for the last 20 years. He was a sober member of AA for over 16 years and helped out at a halfway house for parolees for the last 8 years.

He is survived by his parents Joe and Joanne Pflager; his siblings, Edward (Caryn) Pflager and Terri (Dan) Mohler.

There will be a Mass for Richard at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 23rd, at St. Clement Church, Tremainsville Road. Please consider Miami Valley Hospital, One Wyoming St., Dayton, Ohio or Good Samaritan Home, PO Box 382, Greenville, Ohio 45331 for any tribute.

Marshall Puls

Marshall Puls died peacefully on January 12, 2020, in Toledo, Ohio, at the age of 80.

Marshall will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Vicki Puls; son, Timothy Puls (Rebecca); step-sons, Rick Leichty (Cheryl) and Chuck Leichty. Marshall will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Kelly (Robert), Samantha, Kimberley, and Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Sonny Puls.

Marshall was born on September 30th, 1939, in Miamisburg, Ohio, to Raymond Willard Puls and Lillian Metz. He served in the Air Force from 1957 to 1965 and graduated from Sinclair Community College in 1972. After moving to Toledo, Marshall began working for the Toledo Water Treatment Plant and retired from there as a tool crib senior purchaser. His children remember him as a kind, gentle and patient father who encouraged them to always do what is right and noble.

He was a dedicated Christian and enjoyed teaching Sunday School for more than 40 years. Marshall loved studying the Bible and served in many leadership roles at church throughout his life. He was an active member of the church and often volunteered there many nights a week.

A private service has already been held. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence at 5340 Harroun Road, Sylvania, OH 43560. Condolences may be left for the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Donald A. Quertinmont

Donald A. Quertinmont, 86, passed away in his Toledo home on January 16, 2020. He was born in Maumee, Ohio on October 16, 1933 to Lyda and Arthur Quertinmont.

Donald served his country honorably in the United States Army and was active in the Korean War. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and attended the University of Toledo. He was the president of Qu-Mont Chemical Company which was founded by his father. Don owned and operated the company until the time of his death. He was an avid University of Toledo fan where he was a season ticket holder and gold level donor. Donald also enjoyed watching Nascar and playing golf.

He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Larry (Cheri) McHugh, Pamela Bloomheart, Mike (Kim) McHugh, Marjorie "Peggy" (Bruce) Cramer, and Don McCally. He was preceded in death by his former wife and love of his life, Donna Quertinmont; and sister, Mary Lynn McHugh.

Friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave. where a scripture service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at The Most Blessed Sacrament Church where the Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Maumee. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. To send his family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

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David John Recker

After a brief illness, beloved son, brother and father, David Recker passed away on January 6, 2020. He was born on July 5, 1947 to Norma and Robert Recker.

He is survived by daughter, Lisa; mother; and siblings, Christine (Dave), Rick, Jeff (Kate), Susan (Rick) and Bob.

Funeral services will be held at St. Charles Borromeo on January 23, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, who made him comfortable in his last days.

Willie Roberts

Willie "Will" Roberts, age 87, formerly of Walbridge passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at his home in Pikeville, KY. surrounded by his family. Will was a beloved father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He was born November 10, 1932 to the late Charlie and Mary (Rogers) Roberts. He was retired from the CSX railroad.

Will was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Christopher Roberts; one daughter, Mary Dube'; and five brothers, Arlin Roberts, Reed Roberts, Dewey Roberts, Arnold Roberts, and Bennie Roberts. He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Roberts of Ardmore, TN, William Roberts of Walbridge; two daughters, Nancy Sawyer of Douglasville, GA, Jean Roberts of Holland; three brothers, Frank Roberts of Caney, KY, Cecil Roberts of McDowell, KY, and Joseph Roberts of Robinson Creek, KY; and one sister, Fretia Roberts of Pikeville, KY; as well as seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Will lead a life filled with love and dedication.

His kindness and generosity were felt by everyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed and his memory will forever be celebrated by his family and friends.

Arturo R. Sanchez

Arturo R. Sanchez, age 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born June 6, 1936 to Jose and Teresa (Rodriguez) Sanchez in Cameron, TX. Arturo was predeceased by his parents; and daughter, Sylvia Trevino.

After leaving the United States Army due to an injury, he married Frances Najera in 1960. Arturo retired in 1999 from Chrysler Jeep in Toledo, Ohio. After retiring he and his wife made their home in Phoenix, AZ.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Arturo loved life, going to the Goodwill to find collectibles and being with family.

He is survived by his wife, Frances; children, Margaret Dillard (Willie), Teresa George, Guadalupe Jennings (George), Patricia, Arturo Jr., Remigio (Marshell) and Angelita Sanchez; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

Funeral services scheduled at 5:00 p.m., January 22, 2020, at Preston Funeral Home, 3800 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ.

Henry L. Schaadt

Henry L. Schaadt, 76, of Sylvania, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

He leaves behind his wife, Susan Weir Schaadt; his daughter, Stephanie (David Elliott) Harrison; and son, Henry W. (Tanya) Schaadt; his stepdaughters, Amy (Jay) Hannan and Melissa (Jamie) Carnes; his stepson, Dr. Robb (Dr. Susan) Weir; his sister, Betty Lou Smith; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Michael Harrison.

Henry was born November 25, 1943, in Bronxville, New York, to Henry F. and Marian (Ward) Schaadt. Henry later moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he graduated from Beach Grove High School in 1961. Following graduation, he became a delivery driver for Kraft Foods and then became an over-the-road truck driver for McLean Trucking Company. Henry later moved to West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, along with his children Stephanie and Henry, whom he shared with his former spouse, Linda Doan. There, he became an avid and lifelong fan of both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State football. Henry also spent time hunting, raising ponies, and working as the bus director at the Youngstown Baptist Church, where he was a key member of the congregation. Henry later transferred to Cincinnati, Ohio, where his son got him addicted to one of the passions of his life, golf. It was ugly, but Henry was stubborn and eventually became a good golfer with a single digit handicap, which is impressive because he started so late in life. After being awarded the 2 Million Mile Safe Driving Award by McLean Trucking, Henry moved north and switched careers, working for ODOT as a Project Inspector. While at ODOT, he was proud of his part in helping to build the Veterans Glass City Skyway and he held off retiring so he could work through the completion of the project. Henry was also a proud retiree of the Teamsters Union. In his spare time, he worked part time at Detwiler Golf Course. This allowed him to golf as much as possible and is also where he got 2 hole-in-ones.

Henry married his wife Susan in 2007 and that was the beginning of their adventures together. Each had children and grandchildren who came to adore Henry and his caring love that he had for each of them. His spirit of fun and silliness was endearing to them all and usually got him in trouble.

Henry was the guy who lit up a room when he entered. Henry had a passion for his Lord, his wife, family, and also golf. His positive attitude and love of life were an inspiration to those who knew him. He loved people, whether he was out working, shopping, golfing or anywhere else, and he was in his element when he was helping others.

During his life, he was afflicted with Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia and also Parkinson's Disease, but he never let it affect his attitude or relationship with others. Up until the very end, his positive spirit would not succumb to the diseases. He had a supportive team of doctors, Dr. David Oram, Dr. Timothy Kasunic, and Dr. Lawrence Elmer, and the Toledo Clinic Oncology Nurses, that helped guide him through his journey. In the last week of his life, he was given the best of care by the St Luke's nurses. We would like to thank them all for a job well done.

Our whole family is so very sorry that Henry has gone, but we are also overjoyed knowing that he is with our Lord and can golf once again!

Friends will be received Sunday, January 26, 2020, from 11-3 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, (419-874-3133) where a memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in Henry's name to The Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation, 6144 Clark Center Ave., Sarasota, FL 34238, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Grand Central Station, P O Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777, or Trinity Lutheran Church, 4560 Glendale Ave. Toledo, OH 43614. Condolences may be made online to the family at:

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Virginia A. Shammo

Virginia A. Shammo, 84 of Pemberville, passed away January 15, 2020. Visitation is 2-7 p.m., Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Pemberville, OH. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 20, 2020 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pemberville. Interment will be in Eisenhour Cemetery, Pemberville.

Mary Theresa Snyder

Snyder, Mary Theresa, age 90 years, of Ottawa, OH, passed away January 18, 2020. Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Holgate, OH. As published in The Blade

Rebecca Jean Stocker

Rebecca, age 70, passed peacefully in her Largo, FL home on December 18th, 2019 from cancer and other related illnesses. She was born in Toledo and was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Lydia; her husband, Ronald of 33 years; and her sister, Janice. She is survived by her daughters, Wendy and Jennifer; her sister Sandra; her companion, Robert; and two grandsons, Allen and Dylan.

She found rewarding work with the Area Office on Aging helping others for many years until her health declined.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Rebecca's family will be having a memorial service at Ansberg-West Funeral Home in Toledo, Ohio, 419-472-7633, on January 25th at 11:00 a.m. Rev. James Auth Officiant. Interment will follow at Rest Lawn Cemetery. To send her family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

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Barbara Ann (Bowers) Taylor

Barbara Ann (Bowers) Taylor, 74, passed away suddenly in her sleep early on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at her home in St. George, Utah. Barb was a 30-year employee of the City of Sylvania, Ohio, retiring in 2012. She served as Administrative Assistant to the City Zoning Administrator and as Secretary to the City Planning Commission and the Zoning Appeals Board. She resided in Sylvania until moving to St. George, Utah, with her husband in 2014.

Barb was born on September 24, 1945, in Pittsburgh, PA, to William S. Bowers and Lillian S. Bowers. She graduated from Ohio University in 1968 with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught elementary school in Nelsonville and Hicksville, Ohio. She later worked for several years in the commercial printing industry in both Bryan and Toledo, Ohio.

Barb and her husband, Glen A. Taylor, were married December 27, 1969, in Hicksville, later moving to Bryan prior to Sylvania. Barb was an ice hockey fan and enjoyed bird watching. In addition to her husband, Barb is survived by her sister, Margaret Bowers Loney (Jack) of Pittsburgh and her brother, William S. Bowers, Jr. (Elizabeth) of Mt. Lebanon, PA; nieces, Anna Loney-Bell (Don) of Lanesboro, MN, and Jan Loney-Werner (Larkin) of Pittsburgh; and nephew, William E. Bowers of Mt. Lebanon. Also surviving are great nieces and nephews, cousins and dear friends of many years throughout the country.

Services are pending Arrangements through McMillan Mortuary of St. George. The family request memorials through donations to the American Heart Association or the ASPCA.

Condolences may be shared at mcmillanmortuary.com

Rosemary Woodson

Rosemary Woodson, affectionately known as Rose, 68, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family. Rosemary attended Jesup W. Scott High School. Rosemary worked at Hunts Tomato Factory for several years before becoming disabled. She loved spending time with family, reading romance novels, hanging out at the library, cooking and volunteering in the community and at UTMC. Rosemary accepted Christ at an early age.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bessie Woodson; father, James E. Woodson; sisters, Angela and Myrna Woodson; brothers, Bill, Jimmy and Clifford Woodson. She is survived by sons, Lanas (Veronica), Lamar (Karen) Woodson and Fate Roberts III; sisters, Seffie Strozier, Denise Woodson-Cornett, Theresa (Jerry) Bibbs, Tamara (Reginald) Glaze; brothers, Ray, Timothy and Kevin Woodson; grandchildren, Brandon (Chrissy), Dominique, Michael, Breanna, LaQuita (Marcus), LaNeisha, Jasmine, Jahnay, Jahwon, Heavenly, Essiah, Hay'Lah, Xavier; 16 great grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be at House of Day Funeral Home, 2550 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, OH 43607, Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Services will be at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church (City of Zion), 701 Vance St., Toledo, Ohio 43607, Monday, January 20, 2020. Family hour 11 a.m. Funeral Services 12 p.m.

Special Thank You to those who cared for her through out her journey at SKLD Care Nursing and Ohio Living Health & Hospice nurses and aides.

January 18, 2020

Margaret Adler

Adler, Margaret C., age 100 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away January 17, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory,

Ronald Baker

Baker, Ronald E. “Bean”, age 72 years, of Pioneer, OH, passed away January 17, 2020. Thompson Funeral Home, Pioneer, OH.

Nancy Batdorf

Batdorf, Nancy Lee (Roth), age 73 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away January, 16, 2020.

Janice Campo

Campo, Janice E., age 81 years, of Swanton, OH, passed away January 16, 2020. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH.

Harold Joseph Chase

Chase, Harold Joseph, age 77 years, of Gibsonburg, OH, passed away January 15, 2020. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, OH.

Joseph Eberle

Eberle, Joseph C., age 53 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away January 15, 2020. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, OH.

Loretta Rose Gschwind

Gschwind, Loretta Rose, age 80 years, of Gainesville, GA, passed away January 16, 2020. Herman-Veh Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH.

Carolyn Jean Husted

Huston, Carolyn Jean, age 81 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 15, 2020. Cremation Society, Toledo, OH.

Jo Ann Hutchinson

Hutchinson, Jo Ann, age 80 years, of Oak Harbor, OH, passed away January 17, 2020. Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH.

Joan Marie LaForge

Joan Marie LaForge, 86, of Sylvania, Ohio passed January 16, 2020 at her residence at Sunset Village. She was born December 15, 1933 in Detroit, MI to Leo and Estelle DeDecker. Joan graduated from St. Phillip Neri Catholic High School in 1952, married her childhood sweetheart in 1954, and worked for Hudson Department Store. Joan's greatest joy was spending time with her family. She also enjoyed baking, traveling with her husband, and had a special love of her dogs.

Joan was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years Richard Allen; sister, Helen Treadwell; brother, Charles Goddeyne; and great-granddaughter, Emily Rose LaForge. She is survived by her seven children, Allen, Leo (Sophie), Dennis (MaryBeth), Annette (Ron) Sutton, Janette (Merle) Spoerre, Thomas (Cheryl), and Carolyn (Chris) Hammye. Joan also has 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association, Ashanti Hospice, or your local Humane Society.

The family will receive guests Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 12 Noon to 3:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home - West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Rd. Toledo, Ohio 43617 (419-392-9500). Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Beth Ann Motsinger

Motsinger, Beth Ann, age 55 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away January 16, 2020. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH.

Jeanne M. Murphy

 

Jeanne M. Murphy, 100, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Thursday, January 16, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Jeanne was born January 3, 1920, at the family home on Mason Street in East Toledo to Helen (Mensing) and Clifford Baumgartner. She graduated from Waite High School in 1938. While taking an evening drafting class at the University of Toledo, she met her future husband, Philip V. Murphy. They were married July 9, 1948 and enjoyed 51 years together before his passing in 1999.

Jeanne worked in the Display Department of Lasalle and Koch and in the Design Department of both Libbey Glass and Electric Autolite. She was a first year Drawing Instructor at the Toledo Museum of Art. In 1956 she and Phil opened Center True Value Hardware in Great Eastern Shopping Center and operated it until the store's closing in 1992. Jeanne was an accredited flower show judge. Her love of flower and hosta gardening was evident in the beautiful landscaping in her yard and was a tri-color ribbon winner in 1956. Besides gardening, she enjoyed bird watching, sewing beautiful decorative pillows, and jigsaw puzzles. Once Jeanne developed macular degeneration she enjoyed listening to over 250 digital talking books.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Ruth Stock; brothers, George Baumgartner, Richard Baumgartner, and Robert Baumgartner. Surviving are her son, Mark (Nancy) Murphy; brothers, Don Baumgartner and Jack Baumgartner; many nieces and nephews, who were a great source of joy and help to her, especially her goddaughter, Dr. Holly Baumgartner; niece, Charmaine Vargo (Rollie Bovia); along with many loving family members and friends; including her dear friend, Arlene Champnella.

As Jeanne neared the end of her life, she received extra special care from her sister-in-law, Barbara Baumgartner and niece, Jacki Dusza. Jeanne's family wishes to thank the staff of Orchard Villa and Promedica Bay Park Hospital for their loving care.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment: Toledo Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to St. Mark Lutheran Church, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, or a charity of the donor's choice.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

Mary Lou Musick

Musick, Mary Lou, age 86 years, of Gypsum, OH, passed away January 17, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH.

John C. Sinkovic

John C. Sinkovic, who came of age under the tutelage of the Grey Nuns at the hospital they founded, St. Vincent, where he worked in radiology for 50 years and volunteered another quarter-century, died Monday in Heartland of Perrysburg. He was 91.

He was in declining health after he fell and broke a hip on Dec. 9, his son Dale Sinkovic said.

For decades, Mr. Sinkovic pursued outdoor activities - hunting, fishing, kayaking, hiking, diving. He continued to attend meetings of the Toledo Submariners dive club. He was a stalwart of the Mudjaw Bowman Archery Club on Benore Road, serving as president from 1979-86 and in 1991 and 1992. The main space at the club was renamed last year as John C. Sinkovic Hall.

"Time is too short for me to accomplish half the things I want to do," Mr. Sinkovic told The Blade's Millie Benson in 2001.

Steve Pollick, retired Blade outdoors editor, wrote in an online condolence that Mr. Sinkovic "was a fine and rugged outdoorsman with whom I enjoyed the sharing of hunting and fishing and camping and kayaking stories over many years, from Alaska and northern Canada to the Everglades.

"I deeply admired his skills and spirit and enjoyed the campfire conversations. And as Chief Mudjaw he was the guiding light of a terrific band of archers and hunters for whom the bow and arrow and the quest for deer and bear are heart and soul," Mr. Pollick wrote.

Mr. Sinkovic was administrative head of radiology at what is now Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center, retiring in 1993. He oversaw ancillary services spread over several hospital departments and supervised 100 employees.

"I always say I mopped my way to an administrative position," Mr. Sinkovic said in 2001.

For his service, St. Vincent gave him an excursion to Kenya - a photo safari. He'd already taken thousands of pictures over his many adventures. He received a journey to Alaska after 40 years.

He was about a month away from his 15th birthday in 1943 when he started at St. Vincent. Service in World War II left the hospital in need of workers, and the Grey Nuns - formally the Sisters of Charity of Montreal - were happy to have his help, along with other teenage students.

In the X-ray department, Sister St. Rene needed help cleaning. She noted his diligence and soon taught him how to mix chemicals to develop film in the darkroom. He was taking X-rays at age 17.

A 1948 graduate of Woodward High School, he became registered as a radiology technician without formal schooling, he told The Blade in 1983. He became chief X-ray technician of St. Vincent in 1950 and was local representative of the American Society of X-Ray Technicians. He won several awards in the 1950s for "best exhibit" at the annual meeting of the Ohio X-ray technicians society.

St. Vincent appointed him administrative head of radiology in 1971.

"He loved his job, the interaction with people," his son said. "He was an outgoing, gregarious person."

After returning from his retirement photo safari, Mr. Sinkovic signed up to volunteer at the hospital and was in active service for another 25 years. He delivered flowers to patients. He escorted patients or visitors around the hospital. He often wore a black vest festooned with angel pins. His guests got a pin as he left them at their destination.

He played Santa Claus during St. Vincent holiday gatherings and helped start an "ambassador" program to post volunteers at hospital entrances.

"He was very charming," said Sister Mary Thill, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania and a patient visitor. "Everybody seemed to know him. He definitely was an ambassador."

He was born July 27, 1928, to Virginia and Felix Sinkovic. He was a stateside veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a 1997 inductee to the Woodward Alumni Hall of Fame.

His son Richard A Sinkovic died Jan. 20, 1974.

Surviving are his sons, John W. and Dale A. Sinkovic; brother, Walter Sinkovic; sister, Joy Wonus; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends after 9 a.m. Saturday at Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, where services will begin at noon. The family suggests tributes to Rosary Cathedral Parish, of which he was a member.

Maxwell James Taborn

Maxwell James Taborn, age 24, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Max was a gift from God given to his loving parents William I., Jr. and Bonnie O. (McCullough) Taborn on September 28, 1995 in Toledo.

In addition to his parents Max is survived by his grandparents, William I., Sr. and Marlene J. Taborn; aunts & uncles, Richard and Sandra Kulis, Teresa McCullough, James E, Jr. and Julie McCullough, Deborah Anderson, Scott Taborn and Richard Taborn; numerous cousins; his loving girlfriend, Shannon Schimizzi; and their dogs, Rusty and Alfie.

Max was preceded in death by his grandparents, James E. and Barbara J. McCullough; and his beloved dog, Homer.

The family will receive guests Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at Newcomer, Southwest Chapel (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Monday at 11 a.m. at Garden Park Christian Church, 8605 Salisbury Rd, Monclova. Officiating Pastor John Thybault. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Providence Township.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a Memorial Contribution in Max's memory to Gideons International, Garden Park Christian Church, The Toledo Area Humane Society or Little Kids Rock.

Maxwell was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

To leave a special message for the Taborn Family and read more about Max please visit

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Charles Vanpelt

Vanpelt, Charles “Chuckie Boo”, age 69 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away January 16, 2020. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH.

Daniel Vogan

Vogan, Daniel L., age 65 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away January 16, 2020. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH.

Alvin Wheeler

Wheeler, Alvin “Al” L… age 85 years, of Findlay, OH, passed away January 15, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH.

January 17, 2020

Jacqueline Mae (DuBry) Ammerman

Jacqueline Mae (DuBry) Ammerman, 83, of Perrysburg, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, in Rudolph, Ohio, surrounded by her loving family. Jacqueline was born November 22, 1936, in Monroe, Michigan, to Earl and Clara (Dressel) DuBry. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1955 and Owens Community College in 1982. She married Richard Ammerman Sr. on September 28, 1956 and he preceded her in death on July 21, 2016.

She retired from Wood County Justice Center working in the work release program and loved to crochet.

Jacqueline is survived by her children, Richard Jr. (Carmen), Roger, Ronald (Shelly), Randall (Patricia), Denise (Charles) Dorn, Carol (James, Sr.) Sheriff and Laura (Marty) Maenle; grandchildren, Cory, Madison, Lucas, Matt, Kristen, Todd, Mallory, Bradley, Emily, Leonard, Woody, Jacqueline, Cassandra, Christopher, Andrew and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Brielle, Trynter, Reece, Ruby, Ryder, Aria, Wyatt, Paige, Rylee and Ronan; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Morgillo and Joanne Teresa Kowalski and her faithful companion, Missy. Along with her husband, Richard Sr., she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers-in-law, Constantine Morgillo and Jerry Kowalski and great-grandchild, Isabella.

Friends will be received Sunday, January 19, 2020, from Noon-8 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Visitation will continue Monday, January 20, 2020, from 10-11 a.m. at St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 24250 Dixie Highway, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 where a funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony Cemetery in Temperance, MI. Memorial contributions may be made in Jacqueline's name to St. Jude's Research Hospital. Condolences may be made online to the Ammerman family at:

www.witzlershank.com

Vera Ethel Arthurs

Vera Arthurs (Rack) passed peacefully January 13 at the age of 101. She joins her late husband Jim who passed in 1986.

Vera was born and lived in Toledo, Ohio for 97 years. She was a skilled administrative assistant in local Toledo insurance agencies for thirty years. She was a three time cancer survivor. The past 4 years she lived and had many friends at The Lodge Cincinnati in assisted living. Vera enjoyed and excelled at Rummy Cube, scrabble, crossword puzzles, cards, Bingo and was an avid reader.

She is survived by her son, Terry (Cherrie) Arthurs in Cincinnati; grandchildren, Wendy (Brad) Smith in Cincinnati, Heidi (Jason) Smith in Singapore and Jeremy (Tiffany) Arthurs in Mount Lookout. Her eight great grandchildren are Ben, Drew, & Katelyn Smith, Jack, Max, & Addison Smith and Bryce & Camden Arthurs. She had a special love for her surviving nieces Pat Meyers and Carolyn Eldrige who made her part of their Toledo families.

Thanks to the Lodge staff and nurses for their caring support during her residency. Vera was especially proud of the Lodge's well attended party for her 100th Birthday celebration. A memorial service will be in Toledo at a future date.

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Kenneth H. Benien

Benien, Kenneth H., age 77 years, of Northwood, OH, passed away January 14, 2020. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Harley J. Dilly

Harley J. Dilly, 14, of Port Clinton, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. He was born on August 12, 2005 in Fremont, Ohio, the son of Marcus and Heather (Styndl) Dilly.

Harley was a Freshman at Port Clinton High School, and enjoyed various sports, gaming, robotics, making YouTube videos, and singing. He always felt like he was the underdog, and as a result, he had a very giving heart and became very brave. He hated to make mistakes, and was inspired to become a counselor or a leader in the future.

Did you ever find a penny while walking through town? Harley would drop pennies while walking, as pennies from Heaven for other people. He had a soft heart and wanted to be a blessing to other people. Every year during the Christmas holiday season, he would volunteer to ring the bell for the Salvation Army. He was a loving Son, Brother, and Grandson, and will be deeply missed by his family and friends, including his 3 best friends, James, Daniel & Junior.

Survivors include his parents, Marcus and Heather; sister, Ashlyn Dilly; brother, Roary Dilly; maternal grandparents, Robert and Carolee Styndl; paternal grandmother, Mary Dilly; aunts, Meredith (Robert) Marflak and Betty (Frank) Dotson; uncles, Raymond Dilly, Jr. and Christopher Dilly; niece, Rylee Dilly-Daly; as well as many cousins, and friends from school. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Raymond Dilly, Sr., and maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Rose Styndl, Sr.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington Street, Port Clinton, Ohio. Funeral Services for Harley will be Private at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to paypal.me/heartsforharley for the establishment of a scholarship fund in Harley's name.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Mr. Abiyah Edwards

Mr. Edwards, 92, passed Sunday, January 5, 2020, in his home. He was a 1945 graduate of Dotson High School in Princeton, KY, worked for Rossford Ordinance, the U.S. Post Office and Jeep Plant, and served in the U.S. Army and Air Force. He is survived by siblings, Gretha Clark, Scottie Edwards and Gloria Sam and a great host of loving family and friends.

Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, 2020, at the St. Paul M. B. Church, 1502 N. Detroit Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 10:00 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. The Reverend J. H. Willis, Pastor and Officiant.

cbrownfuneralhome.com

Andrew F. "Andy" Garcia

Andrew F. "Andy" Garcia, passed away January 14, 2020. My loving grandson passed away Tuesday morning. He was a very generous, friendly, and kind person. He loved his family very much. He left behind his children: Alex, Kaylena, Miguel; siblings: Alisa Garcia, Becca, Ben, and Amalia Quintanilla; mother, MaryLou Quintanilla and her grandmother, Delores Garcia; father, Troy Marlow; Powell famly. Services will be at the Eggleston-Meinert-Pavley Oregon Chapel 440 S. Coy Rd on Monday January 20, 2020 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

Helen M. Harr

Harr, Helen M., age 75 years, of Stryker, OH, passed away January 16, 2020. Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, OH. As published in The Blade

Roxanne Jeffries

Jeffries, Roxanne, age 59 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 15, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Diebley John Myers

John Myers, Diebley, age 82 years, of Helena, OH, passed away January 15, 2019. Herman-Veh Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

Matthew M. McCrindle

McCrindle, Matthew M., age 56 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 13, 2020. Urbanski Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Rosemarie Murray

Murray, Rosemarie, age 83 years, of Gibsonburg, OH, passed away January 15, 2020. Herman-Veh Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, OH. As published in The Blade

Dorothy J. Pegorch

Dorothy J. Pegorch, 95, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Toledo, OH, passed away 6:50 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020, at her residence, with her family at her side. She was born May 3, 1924, in Toledo, OH, the daughter of Charles Benjamin and Elsie Emma (Leu) Sweet, they preceded her in death. On December 1, 1945, she married William Walter Pegorch, he died July 23, 2007.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Leu Thompson, Wapakoneta; 2 grandchildren, Kim (Les) Bowers, Wapakoneta, and William (Kim) Thompson, Canton, GA; a great grandson, Jordan Bowers; 2 step- great grandsons, Dylan Grant and Walker Grant; a brother, Robert Sweet, Perrsyburg, OH; and a sister-in-law, Roberta Pegorch, Holland, OH.

She was preceded in death by a son, William Charles Pegorch.

Dorothy worked as a self-employed seamstress. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Wapakoneta. Her hobbies included sewing, cooking, gardening, and bird watching. However, most important to Dorothy was spending time with her family.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Inurnment of her cremated remains will be in the Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to State of the Heart Hospice, Coldwater, OH. Arrangements are being conducted by the Eley Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, where condolences may be expressed at www.eleyfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

Susan Marie Peterson-Fields

Peterson-Fields, Susan Marie, age 53 years, of Monclova, OH, passed away January 16, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Benjamin Joseph Rognon

Benjamin Joseph Rognon, 78, of Coldwater passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital.

In following Ben's wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal services are planned. The family was cared for by Dutcher Funeral Home.

Benjamin was born December 24, 1941 to Leroy and Florence (Cummings) Rognon in Zanesville, OH. He was a hardworking man spending many years working in maintenance at "Cameo" in Toledo. Ben moved to the Coldwater area about 15 years ago to be closer to his family.

Ben liked old cars and movies. He enjoyed spending time with people watching, singing, and making people smile. Ben will be remembered for his charming personality and a good sense of humor. He was a very sweet, kind, and gentle man with a wise and persistent nature. His true joy in life was spending time with his family.

Benjamin is survived by his children, Benjamin Rognon of Albion and Lu (Will) Howard of Quincy; his granddaughter, Mari-Lynn (Ryan) Marquart of Coldwater; and their sons, Kolton and Jace. He was preceded in death by his parents; and 17 brothers and sisters.

Memorials may be directed to Coach Eby Center in Coldwater.

www.dutcherfh.com

Otto “Jim” Stockner

Stockner, Otto “Jim”, age 80 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away January 16, 2020. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Loretta Lee (Flournoy) Tucker

Loretta Lee (Flournoy) Tucker was born to the union of George Robert Flournoy and Viola Brown-Flournoy on March 13, 1928 as the fifth child out of eleven. She was born in a cab on the corner of the famous downtown Toledo store "Tiedtke's". She went home to be with Lord Saturday morning, January 11, 2020 at 3:10 a.m. at her daughter Tina's home surrounded by loved ones. She was ninety-one years old.

Assistant Pastor Tucker was a Toledo, Ohio native and attended Gunckel Elementary, Robinson Jr. High and Jesup W. Scott High School. (Once A Bulldog, Always A Bulldog, Class of 1946). She gave her life to Christ in 1959 and joined her brother Bishop Charles R. Flournoy, in serving the Lord and started the Rose of Sharon Holiness Church of God in 1962. She has always been his Assistant Pastor and held that capacity until her passing. In addition, she held every office in the church and more than fulfilled her role as a virtuous woman. She also held the position of General Mother of the Holiness Church of God Inc. Assistant Pastor Tucker was a loving person to all and especially doted on her grandchildren and had all holidays at her home which was affectionately known as the "place to be" on Prospect Avenue. Most family created and shared some of our best childhood through adulthood memories at this house.

She was employed doing day work for years before accepting employment at Erie Army Depot and Rossford Ordinance Depot in the early sixties through the United States government processing military equipment orders. She then worked in downtown Toledo briefly at the United Appeal before being hired by the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier. After a surgery and convalescent period she took an inside position as a clerk at the United States Postal Distribution Center at 435 South St. Clair from which she retired in 1989. She was a hard worker and only enjoyed lounging in her retired status a brief six months before accepting employment at the Area Office on Aging, Senior Nutrition Program as a part time Site Manager for the next 25 years. She worked at various locations before retiring a second time for good in 2013 from the Renaissance site in downtown Toledo. Loretta was a devout member of the American Business Women's Association and went on to join the Ohio Association of Colored Women's Clubs holding the position of chaplain and active status until her demise.

Assistant Pastor Tucker was preceded in death by both her parents and ten siblings including the late Bishop Charles R. Flournoy. She was also preceded by her loving husband of fifty years, Jonas Tucker Jr.; daughter, Letithia Tucker; granddaughter, Viola Ann Tucker; grandson, Aaron Tucker; great grandson, Kenneth Tucker and son-in-law, Arden Baldwin. She leaves to cherish her loving memory daughters, Beverly Baldwin and Betina (Larry) Layson; son, Lamont (Kemelie) Chandler; grandsons, Duane Tucker, Myrone (Latesha) Tucker, Danny Floyd, Tyrone, Kendall and Daryl Layson; granddaughters, LaThia Tucker, Whitney and Lauren Chandler; her twenty-one great-grandchildren and twelve great great-grandchildren. Her last surviving sibling is Robert (Elizabeth) Flournoy, sister in law, Caryn Flournoy; nephew, Robert (Ida) Tucker, special nieces, Lillian (Fred) Douglas, Bobbie Davis and nieces who lived with her, Bettye Jean Tucker McNeil, Erma Tucker-Morrow, and Bettye Jo Tucker Smith of Tuscaloosa and Demopolis Alabama. Special relatives, Deborah Smith-Layson, Precious Brownlee and Jarel Moore. She left a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives to continue her legacy.

Funeral arrangments handled by C. Brown Funeral Home Inc, Wake services 10:00 a.m. and funeral services 11:00 a.m., January 17, 2020 at Warren A.M.E. Church 915 Collingwood Blvd. Toledo, OH 43604.

Therese J. Whitcomb

Whitcomb, Therese J., age 91 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away January 12, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

January 16, 2020

Donald L. Butts

Butts, Donald L., age 89 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away January 15, 2020. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Harley Dilly

Dilly, Harley, age 14 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away January 13, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Margaret A. Finnegan

Margaret A. Finnegan, 100, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away on January 13, 2020, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Margaret was born on September 6, 1919, in Toledo to Thomas M. and Jessie (Sorenson) King. She was a graduate of Good Shepherd Grade School, St. Ursula High School, Mary Manse College and attended Stautzenberger Business College. She worked in the offices of the former McKay-Davis Company, and after devoting her time and energy to raising a family, later worked for 16 years in the executive offices of Libbey-Owens-Ford (LOF), retiring in 1984. Margaret married Jack Finnegan on October 19, 1942 in Good Shepherd Church. Margaret was a very devoted Catholic and as a long-time member of Blessed Sacrament Church was very active as a Eucharistic Minister, service in the Adoration Chapel, and member of the parish Seniors Group. She also was a member of the Toledo Salesian Club. Margaret enjoyed travel, outings, and conversations with her many close friends, but most of all enjoyed entertaining friends and family at her home on Maxwell Road, and especially being with her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

In addition to her parents; Margaret was preceded in death by her loving husband, John "Jack" Finnegan; brother, Thomas King; sisters, Kathryn Wening, Mary Ellen Stenehjem, and Shirley Geringer, and grandson, Matthew (Rebecca) Billings. Margaret is survived by her sons, John (Barbara) and Kevin (Paula); daughter, Maureen Billings; grandson, Brian (Taylor); granddaughters, Katie (Eric) Emerson, Melissa Duffy, Melanie (Jason) Finnegan; great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Emma, Logan, Hugo, Penelope, Jason, Nevaeh, Martina; sister-in-law, Marion King; special niece, Lisa Raczkowski; as well as many nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff and volunteers at Hospice of NW Ohio, Perrysburg, for their compassionate care. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am at Blessed Sacrament Church on Monday, January 20, 2020, on where the Mass of the Resurrection will follow beginning at 11:00 am. Rev. Robert Reinhart Officiant. Arrangement have been entrusted to the Ansberg-West Funeral Directors, 419-472-7633. To send her family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

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Brynda Sue Gerhards

Brynda Sue Gerhards, 71, of Huntersville, North Carolina, passed away on January 10, 2020. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, on October 25, 1948.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Janetta King; her sister, Nancy Gibson; and her beloved in-laws, Lefty and Theresa Gerhards.

Brynda is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Gary Gerhards; her daughter, Dana Gerhards; her son, Jeff Gerhards; and her grandson, Blaise Carr. As well as her sister, Beverly Gibson; her brother, Michael Gibson; her beloved lifelong friend Gail Dixon; and many cherished extended family members.

Brynda attended Little Miami High School in Morrow, Ohio. After raising her children she pursued a career in real estate in Armonk, New York. In 2007, Brynda and Gary relocated to Huntersville, North Carolina. Brynda will be missed dearly by her family and all those who knew her.

Services will be held privately with the immediate family. Memorial donations are invited to be made in her name to the ARDS Foundation (www.ardsglobal.org) or mailed directly to ARDS Foundation, 3330 Dundee Rd., Suite C4, Northbrook, IL, 60062. www.kepnerfh.com

Dylan James Harris

Dylan James Harris was born June 12th, 2003, in Toledo, OH. After years of battling various health conditions, he passed away on January 6, 2020.

Dylan is survived by his parents, Aaron Harris and Jerrie Conner; grandparents, Elaine and Howard Harthorne; brothers, Jared Conner and Quinton Harris; sisters, Tamora, Dylane, Erin and Alayna Harris; niece, Noe'l Weaver-Harris, and a host of family members and friends.

Funeral Services are Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 12:00 PM preceded by 11:00 AM visitation at Northwestern Missionary Baptist Church. First visitation is Friday, January 17, 2020, from 7:00-9:00 PM at The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel.

www.houseofday.com

Cecil E. Jones

Cecil E. Jones, 56, of Toledo, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at his home in Toledo. He was born March 17, 1963, in Lampasas, Texas. Cecil worked as a roofer for over 30 years. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren. Cecil enjoyed fishing and playing horseshoes.

He is survived by his wife, Jodi Pelton; seven children; seventeen grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth. Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Maxine (Blake) Wolf; and sister, Pamela Nicely.

All services will be private at this time.

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Patricia A. Kennelly

Patricia A. Kennelly, age 74 years, of Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away January 14, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, on September 16, 1945, to Robert and Valeria Welker. Her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Thomas W. Kennelly; daughters, Karen (Mike) Mugler, Kristi Kennelly; grandchildren, Danielle, Robert (Kennedy Budd), and Matthew Kurek, Kaitlin (Jon) Cairnes, Meagan and Lauren Mueller, and great-granddaughter, Josephine Cairnes.

Keeping with Patricia's wishes, no services will be held. Burial will take place at Toledo Memorial Park at a later date.

The family thanks the staff of both Lakes of Monclova (Legacy Bldg) and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their care of Patricia. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Patricia M. Letson

Letson, Patricia M., age 74 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 14, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Mario Marquez

Marquez, Mario, age 65 years, of Elkhart, IN, formerly of Port Clinton, OH, passed away January 12, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary Lou (Keefe) Mohr

Mary Lou (Keefe) Mohr, 87 years, of Temperance, MI, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020.

The daughter of Wayne and Wilma (Poulin) Keefe she was born on November 22, 1932, in Toledo, OH.

She is survived by her sons, Phil (Karen) Mohr and Steve (Teresa) Mohr and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held in the Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI, Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. followed by the funeral mass in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church at 12 Noon. Private entombment will take place in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Promedica Hospice.

bedfordfuneralchapel.com

Milton D. Morrisette

Morrisette, Milton D., age 82 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away January 14, 2020. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Georgene M. Shock

Georgene M. Shock, 82, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away December 14, 2019, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, OH. She was born November 2, 1937 and was a 1955 graduate of Whitmer High School.

She worked at the Medical College of Ohio in the CCU before her retirement. She was a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan. She was very devoted to her family and never missed a family function.

Left to cherish Georgene's memory are her children, David (Carlina) Shock, Pamela (Matthew) Hart, Michelle (Kim) May; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Evelyn Koch and Geraldine Ortiz.

Friends and family are invited to share in a Celebration of her life on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at the Washington Twp Fire Station, 2469 Shoreland Ave., Toledo, OH, from 1-5pm with a service held at 2:00pm.

Betty Shook

Shook, Betty, age 72 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away January 14, 2020. Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

John Charles Sinkovic

John Charles Sinkovic, age 91, of Toledo, died January 13, 2020, at Heartland of Perrysburg. He was born July 27, 1928, at home, in Toledo, OH and attended St. Joseph and St. Francis Grade Schools and graduated from Woodward High School in 1948. He served in the Marine Corps from 1951, until his honorable discharge in 1952. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Toledo Sub-Mariners; a member of Mudjaw Bowman Archery Club since 1956; life member of St. Jude Thaddeus Post 1675, Catholic War Vets; American Legion Post 335, Toledo; a member of Lou Diamond Detachment USMC Post, Toledo. He was inducted into the Woodward High School Hall of Fame; member Rosary Cathedral Church.

Prior to graduating, John at the age of 15 was hired by the Grey Nuns of Montreal at St. Vincent Hospital on June 19, 1943; at that time he worked during his high school years – he scrubbed floors, washed windows and hauled trash. A number of stories about his service to St. V's was one that he scrubbed his way to management. Under the guidance of Sister St. Rene, SGM, who tutored him throughout the years relating to all aspects of Radiologic Technology and procedures, in 1950 he applied for and took the National Registry Examination and in May 1950 was certified by the American Registry as a Registered Technician. Upon becoming a Registered Technician, he assumed many supervisory positions in the department – supervisor operating room procedures – portable equipment, supervisor dark room techniques, Assistant Chief Tech. to Sr. St. Rene and Chief Technician until 1971. In 1971 he was appointed to the position of Administrative Head of Radiology and it's Ancillary Departments, a position he held until 1992. He retired in 1993 after 50 years of service. Upon his retirement the Medical Center presented him with a 2 week photo safari to Kenya (Nairobi) Africa. Upon his return his next venture was to apply for a position with the Volunteer Department, as a volunteer he assumed various assignments throughout the Medical Center and put in many hours in helping put together the Ambassador program. He received the St. Marguerite Award and was also Employee of the Year at St. Vincent. He was proud to be associated with St. Vincent for over 75 years.

Survived by sons, John W. and Dale A. Sinkovic; grandchildren, Robert, Melissa and Jennifer Sinkovic; great-grandchildren, Colton, Oakley and Reid; brother, Walter Sinkovic; sister, Joy Wonus. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard A. Sinkovic.

Friends will be received at Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (1163 W. Sylvania at Lockwood, 419-269-1111) on Saturday from 9 AM until the time of services at noon. Burial, with Military Honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Toledo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Rosary Cathedral Parish, Toledo. Online condolences:

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Mr. Roy E. Tuggle, Sr.

Mr. Tuggle, Sr., 67, passed Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at the Lakes of Monclova of Northwest Ohio. He was a graduate of the Jesup W. Scott High School and worked for the International Laborers #500.

He is survived by mother, Christine Fitzpatrick; children, Roy, Jr., Marcus, Amber, Damien, Shalisa, Darnell and Kenneth; 12 grandchildren and 10 siblings.

Funeral Services 4 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 3 p.m. Family Hour/Wake.

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Helen May Tussing

Helen May Tussing, 82, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Genacross Lutheran Home on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Helen was born in Toledo, Ohio, on July 26, 1937, to William and Anna (Nairn) Tussing. Helen graduated from Maumee High School and began working at Sylvania Savings Bank. She worked at the bank (which eventually became Key Bank) until her retirement and was a thoughtful co-worker who thoughtfully remembered birthdays and special events. Helen enjoyed cooking, baking, and loved making molded chocolates for gifts, showers, and weddings. She was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir, served as a greeter and helped with church events. In her later years of work and in retirement, she cared for her mother and her aunt, Isabella Heger.

Surviving are her sisters, Barbara Wright and Janice (Tom) Hollopeter; nieces and nephews, Beth (Hans) Giller, Chris (Jim) Westerkamp, Jay (Shana) Hollopeter, and Amy Hollopeter; great nieces and nephews, Ian and Lauren Hollopeter, Jacob, Maxwell and Luke Westerkamp, and Anna Grace and Katie Giller; along with many loving family members and friends.. She was preceded in death by her parents; aunt, Isabella (Irv) Heger; uncle, George (Helen) Nairn; and brother-in-law, Lawrence Wright.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, on Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 10:00 am until time of funeral service at 11:00 am. Interment: Toledo Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to Epiphany Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers.

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Mark L. Yarnell

Yarnell, Mark L., age 58 years, of Chicago, IL, formerly of Deshler, OH, passed away January 13, 2020. Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, OH. As published in The Blade

Carolyn "Lyn" Ann Ziegelhofer

Carolyn "Lyn" Ann Ziegelhofer, age 58, of Toledo, passed away January 11, 2020, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Lyn was born April 23, 1961, in Chicago, IL, to Gilbert and Mary Alice (Reiter) Latz. Lyn attended Bethel Assembly Of God and was a member of the Eastern Community Branch YMCA. Lyn enjoyed spending time outdoors in the sun, working in her garden and entertaining friends in her backyard. She loved her grandchildren and was a wonderful grandma.

She is survived by her husband, Curtis Owens; son, Daniel (Sarah) Ziegelhofer; step daughters, Tasha and Kristen; siblings, Karen (Randy) Dixon, Jeffrey Latz, Michael (Lisa) Latz; grandchildren, Abagail, James, Bella, Jacob, Jaydon, Jaxon, Savannah, Saelor, Peyton, Callahan and Jovial.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Laura Ziegelhofer and sister-in-law, Bonnie Latz.

The family will receive guests Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 1:00 pm. at the funeral home followed by interment at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo.

The family would like to especially thank Jen Lydon for her loving care and support.

Memorial contributions may be made to Eastern Community Branch YMCA in Lyn's memory.

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January 15, 2020

Anthony “Tony” Bill

Bill, Anthony “Tony”, age 77 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 11, 2020. Marsh & Marsteller, Funeral Home, Woodville, OH. As published in The Blade

Beverly Ann (Romatowski) Bishop

Beverly Ann (Romatowski) Bishop, age 85, earned her angel wings January 12, 2020 at Sunset House. Bev was a lifelong Toledo resident. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School (1952) and enjoyed many special times with her girls' club. She also attended St. Mary's College, South Bend, and the University of Toledo. Bev worked for B.R. Baker where she met the love of her life, Tom. She was a homemaker, worked for Packo Foods Catering, and was circulation and data entry manager for the Catholic Chronicle. In recent years, she worked as CFO for Bishop Landscape Inc. Beverly was a charter member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish and involved in many parish activities including Girl Scouts, Rosary Altar Society, and parish publications. Over the years, Beverly enjoyed traveling with her family, summers at the pool, and attending her children and grandchildren's music and athletic activities. She was passionate about the University of Notre Dame and loved cheering on the Irish Sports Teams. Bev instilled in her family a love of music, commitment to the Catholic Church, and a sincere appreciation for her rich Polish heritage (especially the food). Her legacy will be handed down for all generations to come.

She is survived and will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 64 years, Thomas R. Bishop; her children, Bonnie (Mark) Walton, Katherine (Terry) Bishop-Brassell, Mary (Ric) Lavoy, Judith (John) Bishop-Pierce, John (Ann) Bishop, Laurie (Tom) Welch, Beth (Nate) Stevens; 40 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Thursday, January 16th from 2:00-8:00 p.m. where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 17th beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Thomas MacAlear for his years of love, care, compassion and support in Bev's healthcare journey. Also thanks to the caregivers at Sunset House and Ashanti Hospice for their heartfelt compassion, love and kindness. The family requests that all contributions be made to the Central Catholic Music Department or an organization of the donor's choice. Please view and sign our online "guest registry"

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Gloria Budy

Budy, Gloria, age 86 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 12, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Ollie V. Carter

Carter, Ollie V., age 87 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 3, 2020. House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary L. Casselman

Casselman, Mary L., age 70 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away January 13, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Joyce Ann Crawford

Crawford, Joyce Ann, age 70 years, of Lambertville, MI, passed away January 11, 2020. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Charles "Chuck" L. DeCan

Charles "Chuck" Louis DeCant, age 94, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020. Chuck was born on August 30, 1925 to the late Dennis and Ethel DeCant in Toledo, Ohio.

In 1943, at the age of 17, Chuck went into the United States Marine Corps to serve his country during WWII. He fought in the famous Battle of Peleliu during his tenure and was honorably discharged on February 28, 1946. He will be receiving a 21 Gun Salute at his graveside service. Chuck became a sheet metal worker, and a well-known Real Estate Broker and retired as a Real Estate Appraiser.

Chuck was very witty and funny. He loved telling stories of the past. He lived a full life enjoying his wife, home, family, work, traveling, and playing cribbage.

Chuck is survived by his children, Vicki Johnson, Richard DeCant, Tanya Purcell, and Michele DeCant; a special niece, Sandy Hilding (Bob) in Toledo; other nephews and nieces; grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren; as well as his brother, Norman DeCant. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Anna Mae DeCant; daughter, Susan Maglione; son, Steven DeCant; and sister, Francis Harris.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 3-7 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.). Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of NW Ohio or a charity of the donor's choice.

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Lawrence James Feltz

Feltz, Lawrence James, age 70 years, of Temperance, MI, passed away January 10, 2020. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Mary Catherine "Kate" Haberstock

A celebration of life for Kate Haberstock who passed away December 8, 2019 will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, Rossford from 2-5 p.m. The family suggests memorials to Lenewee Humane Society Adrian, Michigan, Toledo Animal Rescue or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfunerhomes.com

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Virginia M. Janicki

Virginia M. Janicki, 98, passed away on January 12, 2020. She was born on November 9, 1921 to Martha and William Aleksiewicz in Toledo. Virginia was a devoted homemaker. She was a member of Little Flower Church and their Altar and Rosary Society. Virginia enjoyed gardening, was an avid bingo player, and loved to travel with her husband which included trips to Las Vegas and Hawaii.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Richard. Surviving are her children, Marlene (Ron) Stubleski, Barbara (Bob) Swiergosz and Janice McCarrey; grandchildren, Julie (Richard), Jason (Dawn), Jennie, Amy, David (Siranda), Kaity, Logan and Megan; 8 great grandchildren; and extended family.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday from 3-8:00 p.m., with the recitation of rosary at 7:00 p.m., at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Little Flower Church at 11:00 a.m. where friends may visit after 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Elizabeth Scott Community for their compassionate care and support.

Please send condolences to

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penny Kazmierski

Kazmierski, Penny, age 53 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away January 12, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Lillian Kieswether

Lillian Kieswether, age 89, of Maumee, OH, passed away January 9, 2020, peacefully at home. She was born December 20, 1930, in Toledo, Ohio to Martin and Lottie "Lilly" (Lalonde) Troxel. She married the love of her life, Leo M Kieswether Jr, on February 17, 1951. Lillian was a Sunday School teacher for many years at Calvary Bible Chapel, and enjoyed taking her grandchildren with her. She was an avid bowler at Southwyck Lanes, and served as league bookkeeper for many years. Lillian enjoyed playing bunco with her neighbors and was a lifelong fan of Notre Dame Football. She enjoyed spending summers swimming and lounging at their pool, and was known for her homemade bread and rice soup. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, her parents, her brother Larry Troxel, and her sister, Vera Smith. She is survived by her children, Leo M. (Shelly) Kieswether III, Yvonne (Roger) Fey, Annette (Mark) Rich, and Kurt Kieswether; also her 12 grandchildren, Leo IV, Nicholas (Alyssa), Nathan, Jaret, Richard, Jennifer (Ryan), Joshua (Amber), Lindsay, Matthew, Morgan, Alexis, Noah, and 7 great grandchildren, Lilian, Abby, Tyler, Hunter, Jessica, Scarlett, Savannah. Friends may call at the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd at Byrne Rd, Friday, January 17, 2020, from 5-8pm, where services will be held Saturday at 10:00am. Interment will be at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551.

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Leta L. Kigar-Adams

Leta L. Adams, age 90, of Delta and Waterville, passed away Sunday morning, January 12, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born in Fulton County on January 11, 1930 to the late Fred Herrick and Beatrice (O'haver) Herrick. Leta married Ivan "Gus" Kigar and were together for 36 years while being blessed with three children, Sharon, Linda and Rick. On August 26, 1988 she married Robert Adams and together enjoyed 28 years together until his passing in 2016. Before retiring, Leta served over 20 years with the Fulton County Health Center as and admitting clerk and later in insurance billing. In her younger days she enjoyed playing the piano, sewing, baking, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Later in years she spent time with her husband Robert traveling cross country in their motor home and wintering in Florida. She was preceded in death by her first husband Ivan "Gus" Kigar; second husband, Robert J. Adams; brother, Marvin Herrick; sister, Margaret Falor; step-son, Jeffrey Adams and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Kigar. Left to cherish her loving memory are her children, Sharon Cass, Linda McCabe, Rick Kigar; step-children, Dr. Bradley (Christie) Adams, Greg (Kerri) Adams and Eric (Sandy) Adams; grandchildren, Angela (Gary) Beagle, Lisa (Scott) Yoder, Ryan McCabe, Tami McCabe, Whitney McCabe, Stephanie (Matt) Carrick and Stephen (Misty) Cass, Autumn (Robert) Lee, Josh Adams, Amber (Brand) Ebner and April Adams, Rachel (Kyle) Haas, Alex, Andrew, Matthew, Brett, Thomas and Ben Adams, Luke and Drew Adams; 20 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and many loving nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received at from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy 109 in Delta; where a funeral service honoring Leta's life will be held on Friday, January 17 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Richard Cemetery in Swanton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Delta Church of Christ, 500 Providence St., Delta, Ohio 43515 in her memory. The family would like to thank all the caregivers and friends from StoryPoint Independent Living; where she has resided the past twelve months. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.

Arianne Kyser

Kyser, Arianne, age 47 years, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away January 12, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Christine C. Loehrke

Christine C. Loehrke, 69 of Ottawa, formerly of Toledo, died at 2:21 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. She was born June 9, 1950 in Dayton to Rev. Eugene M. and Carol (Showalter) Loerhke. Her father is deceased, her mother, now Carol Ellis survives in Ottawa. Her stepfather, Rev. Frank Ellis is also deceased.

She is also survived by two brothers, Jeff (Joyce) Loehrke of Ottawa and Rev. Tim (Susan) Loehrke of Warren; three step siblings, Helen (Donald) Hollis of Lindsey, Patty (Tim) Keller of Michigan City, IN and Rev. Edward (Sally) Ellis of Piqua; twelve nieces and nephews; and three great-nieces.

Christine's entire adult life was dedicated to helping others through social services highlighted by leading the Cleveland Epilepsy Foundation as its Executive Director.

Funeral services will be held 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at New Creations Church, Ottawa with Pastor Ken Pollitz officiating. Burial will be in Sackett Cemetery, Danbury at 12:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.

Harriett McCurdy

McCurdy, Harriett, age 93 years, of Grand Rapids, OH, passed away January 13, 2020. Hanneman Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, OH. As published in The Blade

Theresa McRae

McRae, Theresa, age 35 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away December 28, 2019. House of Day Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary Lou Mohr

Mohr, Mary Lou, age 87 years, of Lambertville, MI, passed away January 11, 2020. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Gerald M. Moser

Gerald M. Moser, 89, of Perrysburg, OH, died on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving children. He was born on April 6, 1930 in Perrysburg Township to Merlin J. and Lulu M. (Kazmaier) Moser. He married Martha C. (Odeneal) Moser on June 8, 1952 and together they had 5 children. Martha preceded Gerald in death in 1986. He later married Marcelyn A. (Blankenship) Moser on November 26 1989.

Gerald graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1949 and proudly went on to served his country in the United States Army, where he received an honorable discharge for his service. Gerald was a lifetime farmer and served on the Perrysburg Grain Elevator Board (Luckey Farmers), the Lime City Mutual Insurance Board, and the Green Acre Farm Bureau Council for 57 years. He was a former secretary and treasurer for the Findlay Beet Growers Association and a member of the Wood County Farm Bureau. Gerald was a long time member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, where he served as a deacon and belonged to the church choir. He also enjoyed traveling and gardening.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Marcelyn A. Moser; children, Katheleen A. (Mike) Folck, Susan A. (Robert) Montgomery, Diane J. (Robert) Heisinger, Patricia J. Moser and Thomas G. (Donna) Moser; 12 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren; siblings, K. Dale (Roselie) Moser and Marilyn Halbert; step children, John Cooley, Denny Cooley and Sandy Patton. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Martha; and sister, Norma A. Moser.

Friends will be received on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary St, Perrysburg, OH (419-874-3133). Visitation will continue on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 E. Indiana Ave, Perrysburg, OH 43551 until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Timothy P. Philabaum officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church or Heartland Hospice, 28555 Starbright Blvd Ste E, Perrysburg, OH 43551. Condolences and memories can be shared at:

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Milton E. Palenske

Milton E. "Milt" Palenske, 83, 0f South Toledo, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the Continuing Health Care of Toledo.

Milton had his own cleaning service business for many years. He was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church. Milt overcame his disabilities and proved he could do anything. He was always willing to help anyone and had a great sense of humor. Milt had a big impact on so many people.

He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Florence (Hagen) Palenske; brothers Donald, Carlton and Robert Palenske and nephews David and Tom Palenske. Milt is survived by his sister JoAnn McBride; his sister-in-laws; many nieces and nephews and his faithful companion Rochele Pavlik.

Visitation will be held at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, on Thursday, January 16th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. His funeral service will begin at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. If you would like to make a memorial contribution in Milt's memory, please consider his church Zion Lutheran, 3360 Nebraska Ave. Toledo, Ohio 43607.

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Michael "Mike" T. Ratz

Michael "Mike" T. Ratz passed away surrounded by family on January 12, 2020 at the age of 68.

Michael Ratz was predeceased by his parents, Louis Ratz and Virginia Ratz (Weber) and his brothers, Dennis Ratz Sr., Donald Ratz, and Louis Ratz. Michael was a 1971 graduate of Woodward High School. He worked for several construction companies, as well as the family handy-man. Michael had a heart of gold and his family was the center of his life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, grilling, and watching old western movies.

Michael is survived by his loving wife, Karen Ratz, of 46 ½ yrs; siblings, Jean Ratz, Randy Ratz and Joyce (James) Gockerman; children, Heather Ratz and Christinia (Rick) Ratz; grandchildren, Courtney (Matthew) Stremmel, Kressa Bentley, Vincent Adams, Cody Adams, and Rickey Atkins Jr.; one great grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. in Point Place, Toledo, OH. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the funeral home followed by interment at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the Ratz family, care of David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Please share condolences at

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>h3>Donald Edward Siedlecki, Sr.

Siedlecki, Donald Edward Sr., age 78 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 11, 2020. Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Karol “Kay” Courtney Tischler

Tischler, Karol “Kay” Courtney, age 81 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away January 10, 2020. Wonderly-Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Denise V. Zona

Denise V. Zona, loving servant of the Lord, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the age of 62. She was born on February 2, 1957 in Oregon, Ohio to Stephen and Colice Kollarik. Denise worked for Meijer's and for Oregon City Schools for a couple of years. She always helped people and gave of herself. She would do anything to help someone out, and was honored to carry the Olympic Torch in Detroit, MI in 2002. Denise also organized many walks for M.S. raising thousands of dollars.

Denise is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Dave Zona; children, Angela (Chris) Allen, Antonio Zona, Benjamin Zona, and Joseph (Ronnie) Zona; grandchildren, Vincent, Dominic, and Nora; siblings, Nancy (Wendal) Trenchic, Mary McLaughlin, Janice Kollarik, Gilbert (Patty) Kollarik, Paula (Dan) Gladieux, Phyliss (Steve) Swartz, and Louis Kollarik. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Steven "Skip" Kollarik, Jerry Kollarik, Clarice Noffziger, George Kollarik, and Christine "Keek" McLaughlin and brother-in-law, Fred McLaughlin.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 2-7 p.m. where funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Wood County Humane Society or to do a good deed for someone in Jesus's name.

www.freckchapel.com

January 14, 2020

William John Aldridge

William John Aldridge, age 51, of Toledo, OH, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020, at his home after a lengthy battle with diabetes compounded by heart disease resulting in heart failure.

Bill was cared for at home by a dedicated team of ProMedica nurses.

William was born on January 15, 1968, in Toledo, OH. He was the son of the late Larry Lee Aldridge Sr. and Donna (Breidling) Fogh.

He is survived by his mother, Donna Fogh (Rick); brothers, Larry Lee Aldridge Jr.(Kelly), and Kenneth Scott Aldridge (Becky); as well as his step mother, Patricia Aldridge. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, plus his friends will miss him passing.

A special thanks to George, his RN, for his unfailing kindness and compassionate care that formed a special friendship.

Bless you George!

A small family gathering to celebrate his life will be held at his brother's home on Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 2-6 p.m.

Sweet William…..Go Rest High On That Mountain!

Janice A. Battin

Janice A. Battin, 88, of Waterville, OH, passed away January 10, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, OH. She was born March 5, 1931 in Delta, OH to Clarence and Dama (Luke) Habel. Janice was a 1949 graduate of Fulton School, Ai, Ohio.

She was a member of Lytton Zion United Church of Christ in Delta, Ohio and attended Waterville United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, canning and reading.

Janice is survived by her sons, R. Gregory (Michelle) Battin, David R. (Diana) Battin and Robert C. (Joan) Battin; grandchildren, Tyler Battin, Danielle (David) Weilnau, and Kali Battin, Caroline, Colton, Trey and Clay Battin and great grandchildren, Riley and Kaya Weilnau. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ramon D. Battin, brother, Marvin Habel and sister, Arretta Neorr.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 7220 Dutch Rd. Waterville, OH. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. until the time of services. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Maumee, OH. Pastor Mike Denman will officiate. Memorial Contributions can be given to the donor's choice. To leave an online condolence please

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Joan F. Bolin

Bolin, Joan F., age 73 years, of Oregon, OH, passed away January 7, 2020. American Cremation Events, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Dorothy (Reynolds) Brooks

Dorothy (Reynolds) Brooks, 91, of Maumee, Ohio died Sunday, January 12, 2020 at home. She was born on January 19, 1928 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Stella Riggs.

Dorothy married Walter Brooks, Sr. on April 27, 1946 in Rossville, GA. and spent 46 years together until his passing on January 27, 1993. Dorothy was a loving mother and raised their ten children. She worked for Bowling Green State University as a custodian. She enjoyed Quilting and was an avid gardener.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Diana D. (Gordon) Cox, Johnnie M. (Terry) Hatfield, Walter Brooks, Jr, Carolyn R. Brooks, Rebecca S. Meyers, Michael D. (Hannah) Brooks, Teresa A. (Jeffery) Ruehl, Matthew S. (Regina) Brooks, Mark S. (Carol) Brooks and Judy L. Brooks; 89 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Brooks, Sr; son-in-law, Harold Meyers; sister, Florence Pack; brothers, Carl, Wade and Harold Reynolds, Ernie, John and Riley Jr. Pack.

Friends will be received at Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 (419-874-3133) on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Neapolis Church of Christ, 8221 Main St, Neapolis, OH 43547, where funeral services will begin following the visitation at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2265 Livernois Suite 410, Troy, MI 48083. Condolences and memories can be shared at

www.witzlershank.com

Bernard “Bernie” C. Conine

Conine, Bernard “Bernie” C., age 88 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away January 11, 2020. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Jason R. Dodge

Jason R. Dodge, age 37 of Monclova Township passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Northwest Ohio Hospice Inpatient Unit, Toledo. He was born December 7, 1982 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Randall and Janice Dodge. Jason was a premature infant with a birth weight of only 1 lb. and 7 oz. At 7 weeks of age he contracted spiral meningitis and after a three and a half month stay finally came home at a birth weight of 5lbs. 4 oz.

He attended Turnstone in Ft. Wayne, a preschool for the handicapped. He then attended special education classes at Southwest Allen County School in Ft. Wayne. His last two years of public school was at Anthony Wayne High School. Jason attended the Sunshine Vocational Center for 13 years. He enjoyed going on walks in his wheelchair especially when it was hot, strumming his guitar and auto harp and holding a hand massager. He had an infectious belly laugh that made everyone smile.

Surviving are his parents Randy and Jan Dodge; sister Laura (Jeff) LaForest; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may visit the family on Friday January 17, 2020 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee from 4-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Waterville. The family suggests memorials to the Vocational Center at Sunshine Childrens' Home 7223 Maumee-Western Rd. Maumee, Ohio 43537 or Zion Lutheran Church Praise Band, 22 N. 2nd. St. Waterville, Ohio 43566. Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com

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Dannie Hamlin

Hamlin, Dannie, age 43 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 8, 2020. Neville-Shank Funeral Home, Holland, OH. As published in The Blade

Marvin D. Kontak

Marvin D. Kontak, age 85, of Toledo Ohio died peacefully in Irving Texas December 26, 2019.

He graduated from Clay High School in 1952. He was a tool and design designer, a job that allowed him to work throught the country and abroad. He was a HAM radio operator for 66 years starting as W8KPJ in Toledo and ending as N5MK in Texas.

He is survived by his wife Catherine "Kitty" Kontak, daughters Kimberly Arden Chandler, Karen R. Burns and son K. Reynold "Rennie" Kontak along with 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents Reynold E. and Alice S. Kontak and by son Kris R. Kontak.

Memorial will be held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Irving Texas Saturday, January 18 at 11:00 a.m.

Violet Leist Lancaster

Violet Darlene Leist Lancaster, 93 years young and wise, passed away peacefully and so very loved at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Temperance, MI on January 11, 2020. Violet was born to Otto and Mabel Gehri on May 17, 1926 in Wonewoc, WI. Her mother and father were outside picking violets when her mother went into labor. When Violet made her arrival, the violets were on the nightstand and her eyes matched the color of the freshly picked violets. Mable and Otto made the decision then, it was meant to be, her name would be Violet.

After graduation, Violet met and married Robert Leist, a Navy Sailor that was home on leave. In 1964, Bud and Violet vowed to make Toledo their forever home. During Violet's 38 years of marriage to Bud, they were blessed with two children, Bobby and Debbie. Bud preceded her death on May 31, 1983.

The very first moment Violet held her children in her arms, her life was entirely dedicated and committed to her family. Bud and Violet's friends knew they were always welcome and there was sure to be great laughs, adult beverages and some great memories.

Violet was a devout Christian and her Lutheran faith was undeniable. For many years, Violet served her church as a Sunday school teacher. Her grandest moments were sitting in church with Bud, Bobby and Debbie and worshipping together as a family.

After 23 years of missing Bud, Violet discovered love again with Burt Lancaster. At the age of 80, Violet remarried and had 10 amazing years. Burt preceded her death on August 19, 2016.

Left to cherish Violet's memory are beloved son, Bobby Leist; daughter and best friend, Debra Hawkins; treasured son-in-law, Jim Hawkins; grandchildren, Rob (Duke), Angelo Leist, Toni Marie Leist, and Stacie Dessellier (Chris); great-grandchildren, Connor and Cameron Dessellier; Violet's Chosen daughter, Stephanie Zylka (Paul); Violet's Chosen grandchildren, Derek (Laura), Garret (Erin) and Kyle Zylka; step-children, Dan (Kelly), David (Connie), Becky and Chris Lancaster; brothers, Virgil (Vera) and John (Audrey) Gehri; many nieces and nephews, including Violet's special niece, Julie Ott; best neighbor friend, Melissa Ware.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Robert "Bud" Leist; loving husband, Burt Lancaster; precious daughter-in-law, Denise Leist (Bobby); sisters, Fern (Norbert) Talg, Joyce (Harry) Stetler and Janet (Ronnie) Ott; brother, Ben (Geraldine) Gehri; Violet's very best girlfriend, Dorothy Wallace.

Our family would like to acknowledge our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Promedica Hospice Angels for all the loving care shown to Violet and her family during this difficult journey. Beginning with mom's and our family's Hall of Fame nurse, our treasured Marianne, dear tender Molly, mom's Lil' Missy Aurora, precious and kind Lynn, our devoted angelic Holly, and our spiritual and compassionate, Chaplain Mike.

Visitation will be held for Violet at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 3 - 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 12 p.m until the time of the memorial service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider ProMedica Hospice. Condolences may be left for the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

Kevin J. Malmberg

Malmberg, Kevin J., age 58 years, of Holland, OH, passed away January 10, 2020. Neville-Shank Funeral Home, Holland, OH. As published in The Blade

Miranda Matthews

Matthews, Miranda, age 39 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away January 9, 2020. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Sandra Lee “Sandy” Simpson

Simpson, Sandra Lee “Sandy”, age 81 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away January 12, 2020. Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

January 13, 2020

Daniel J. Ryan

Daniel J. Ryan, 65, of Toledo, passed away January 9, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg Center surrounded by his family. He was born January 22, 1954, in Petrolia, Ontario, to Margaret June (Follis) and Michael Ryan. Dan was a body production operator at the Toledo Jeep Plant.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Beverly (Roberts); children, Angi (Scott Bullerwell) Ryan, Kate (Bryan) Schwartz, Brenda (Robert) Jones; grandchildren, Kenny, Brandon, Danny, Jeremy, Jasmine, Luke, Emily, Tiffanni, Michael; siblings, Michael (Deb) Ryan, Tim (Cindy) Ryan, Mary Beth (Bob) DeMatteo, Tom (Karen) Ryan, Jay Ryan, Margaret Ryan, Matt Ryan; and eight nieces and nephews. Dan was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Darlene Ryan; grandchildren, Lindsey, and Tynesha.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Road in Oregon on Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with the memorial service to begin at 11:30 a.m.

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January 12, 2020

Constance Marjorie Avalon (Carpenter)

Avalon (Carpenter), Constance Marjorie, age 93 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away January 9, 2020. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Linda Jean Badenhop-Gray

Linda Jean Badenhop, 76, of Oregon, Ohio passed away peacefully on January 7, 2020. She was born on July 9, 1943 to Walter and Catherine Gray. Linda enjoyed many different jobs in culinary arts throughout the years, and sharing her love of cooking with family and friends. Linda was a very active volunteer and spent many hours with The Kidney Foundation, Teen Town (Libbey High School), and EnPuzzlement. Linda also cherished time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchild.

Linda is survived by her children, Lori (Rick) Yant, Roy (Marisela) Badenhop, and Paul Badenhop; grandchildren, Derrick, Jacob, Tyler, Eryn, Logan, Noah, and Austyn; great grandchild, Everett; brothers, Norman (Carolyn) Gray, and Jeff (Linda) Gray and sister, Sue (Will) Moss. She was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia (Bob) Cairns.

The family is having a private service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Linda's name to EnPuzzlement 4400 Moline-Martin, Millbury, Ohio 43447.

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Patricia Ann Baranoski

Patricia Ann Baranoski, age 56, of Oregon passed away January 9, 2020. Patricia was born to Bernard and Leta (Ragan) Cherry on May 20, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio. Patricia was a 1981 graduate of Clay High School and a graduate of Owens Community College. She worked as a bookkeeper in payroll for Buckeye Mercantile and Vito's Pizza. Patty had a heart of gold and her family was the center of her life. She loved her television shows, especially soap operas. Patty enjoyed playing euchre and poker and playing her winning lottery numbers.

Patty is survived by her loving husband, Steven; children, Jeff Nero, Josh Nero, Lindsay Nero, and Justin Baranoski; grandchildren, Jayden, Mackenzie, and Connor; parents, Bernard and Leta Cherry; siblings, Bud Cherry, Steve (Paula) Cherry, Greg (Angel) Cherry, Deb Beck, Melissa (Alex) Szigeti, and Chris Cherry; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 2 - 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Epiphany of Our Lord St. Thomas 729 White St. in Toledo at 11 a.m. on Wednesday where family will receive friends one hour prior to Mass. Burial will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or any organization that helps children with special needs.

www.freckchapel.com

Mary Kathryn Beck

Mary Kathryn Beck, born February 11, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio from the union of George L. and Kathryn I. Curson, died January 3, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. Mary grew up in the Hopewell area (Jackman and Alexis) in the depth of the Great Depression. Being the eldest of six children, she learned to made do with what they had -sewing, cooking, and baking. There was not a cake she could not bake nor a cookie she could not make from scratch; many brides were happy because of her wedding cakes, and the kids at the Ability Center loved her Santa cookies at Christmas. Having graduated from Whitmer High School, she engaged in many jobs: Ryker Muffler (welder), Walton Bakery, Tameron Country Club, ending her career as the owner and manager of Fireside Inn. Mary was married in Bitman Hall at St. Clements Church, where her faith made her a lifetime member.

Mary was preceded in death by her brother, George Curson, Jr.; and her sister, Nancy Moore. She is survived by her son, Denver (Sharon) Beck; daughter, Kathryn (Dan) Connelly; sister, Alice (Dennis) Schorling; brothers, Frank (Bev) and David (Sharon) Curson; grandchildren, Denver Beck III, Jennifer (Andy) Chuhy, Dainya (Micah) Lestock, Bethanne (Adam) Weyenberg, Kevin (Mel) Connelly, Christy (Murat) Kanmaz, and Michael Connelly; great-grandchildren, Abby, Darren, Ashley, Brianna, Makena, Courtney, Max, Alex, Macy, Kate, and Lucas Michael Connelly; and step-great-grandchildren, Brenden and Kate. Mary's love for her family and friends was her legacy.

Special thanks fo Hospice of Northwest Ohio and all the team of caregivers and friends that were a part of Mary's end of life. A family remembrance will be scheduled for a future date.

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James C. Betts

James C. Betts, 85, passed away on January 9, 2020. He was born on October 4, 1934 to Frank and Mary Betts. James served his county in the United States Air Force. He was invited and graciously accepted to go on the Honor Flight, with his son as his chaperone. James owned and operated Jim's Barber Shop on South Ave. for over 50 years. He enjoyed the outdoors including taking care of his yard, gardening, listening to windchimes, and birdwatching.

James was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte; brothers, Phil, Earl and Bobby; and sisters, Vivian and Carol. Surviving are his sons, Benjamin and Cletus Betts; grandchildren; great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ann (Gerald) Fravor and Diane Clay; and extended family.

Family and friends may visit on Monday from 3-8:00 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in the mortuary at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Springfield Township Cemetery.

Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Paula Bueno

On May 7, 2019, Paula Jane Bueno passed away after a long battle with cancer. Paula was born in Dayton, OH on June 3, 1949 to Paul and Audrey Pumilia and also had an older sister, Audrey Pumilia-Takacs. Paula was married to Alejandro G. Bueno from 1969-1980 with whom she shared two children, Peter (1970-1993) and Monica (1972- ). She will forever be cherished by her immediate and extended family and the treasured friends whom she loved so dearly throughout her life. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law James Pappas, grandchildren Allie and Peter, nieces Megan Golden (daughters Hannah and Hailey), and Alana Takacs.

Imogene Chapman

Chapman, Imogene, age 94 years, of Waverly, TN, passed away January 8, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, OH. As published in The Blade

Ella Mae Clifton

Clifton, Ella Mae, age 87 years, of Delta, OH, passed away January 10, 2020. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

Eileen (Ruffer) Copus

Eileen Ruffer Copus, 98, passed away at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, OH on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. She was born in Wauseon in 1921 to Juliet (Wyse) and Harold Ruffer.

Eileen was a lifelong resident of Toledo and graduated from DeVilbiss High School. She worked for the DeVilbiss Co. during and after WWII and later worked for Gladieux Corp. She retired at 65 and then volunteered at Toledo Hospital mailroom until she was 91.

Eileen was an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, L.W.M.L., and enjoyed traveling with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Clon Ruffer; sister-in-law, Nancy Ruffer; and sister, Donna Rose Ruffer.

Eileen is survived by her daughter, Karen Freytag; son-in-law, Max Freytag; grandchildren, Christopher and Joy Freytag; and great-grandchildren, Zoey and Max.

In accordance to Eileen's wishes, there will be no services.

Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Ebeid Hospice of Sylvania or a charity of the donor's choice.

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Mary F. Cox

Mary Cox, 94, of Oregon, Ohio, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Orchard Villa. Mary was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 19, 1925, to Alex and Martha (Lipka) Feckanin. Mary was a member of Bay Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir and played piano and organ. She was a talented seamstress, worked tirelessly on her family's genealogy and was delighted to have a chance to sing with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus.

Surviving are her daughters, Valerie (Norman) Abood and Janice Cox. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer Harry Cox; brother, George Feckanin; sister, Helen Cashman.

The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Services will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 11:30 am in the Brooklyn Heights Cemetery Chapel, 4700 Broadview Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44109. Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice. The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and staff at Orchard Villa for all their special care.

www.egglestonmeinert.com

Gerald "Jerry" Lynn Cunningham

Gerald "Jerry" Lynn Cunningham, 86, of Petersburg, Michigan passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Visitation will be at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Visit www.eggleston-meinert.com to send online condolences.

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Marie A. Gillen

Marie A. Gillen, 89, of Toledo, passed away Tuesday January 7, 2020, at St Anne Mercy Hospital. She was born November 24, 1930, in Toledo and was the daughter of George and Sophie Denman.

Marie worked during the Christmas season at J.C. Penney. She was a member of the former Bethany Lutheran Church. Marie enjoyed traveling with her family, camping, picnics and hiking.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen (Rudy) Sanislo and Carol Gillen; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Marie was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Kenneth Gillen, who passed away August 1, 2019; her son, Michael Gillen and a brother and a sister.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m., at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, (between Secor and Douglas Roads). Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 401 Tomahawk Drive, Maumee, OH 43537 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, (www.stjude.org).

Online condolences may be sent to Marie's family at

www.ansberg-west.com

Matilda (Madge) Pozarzycki Gilmore

Matilda Pozarzycki Gilmore died peacefully on January 1, 2020, in Novato, CA at the age of 105. She was born in Toledo on April 10, 1914 to John and Helen Pozarzycki. She was one of 9 children, all deceased. She was the widow of Walter John Gilmore, who was Chief Steward at Schulz Die Casting. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Gilmore of Bodega Bay, CA and Linda Garb, M.D.; son-in-law, Robert of San Rafael, CA; grandchildren, Sarina BenavidesGarb of Fieldbrook, CA (Dr. Rosamel) and Daren Garb, M.D., Pleasant Valley, NY (Christie, M.D.); great-grandchildren, Benicio, Carmen and Alejandro Benavides-Garb, and Noah and Olivia Garb, and many nieces and nephews. Matilda returned to school in 1949 at what was then considered to be the advanced age of 35 and received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in education from the University of Toledo. She was an elementary school teacher for the Toledo Board of Education for 27 years. She enjoyed teaching school and travelling. While in Toledo, she was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, American Federation of Teachers, Lucas County Retired Teachers and Kahle Senior Center. She moved to California in 2002 to be closer to her daughters. She continued to be very active in her retirement community and died after a brief illness. As Matilda wished, she will have a private funeral and her ashes will be scattered in San Francisco Bay.

Sister Joan Ann Gilsdorf

Gilsdorf, Sister Joan Ann, age 92 years, of Tiffin, OH, passed away January 10, 2020, Traunero Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin, OH. As published in The Blade

Patricia Ann Griffin

Patricia Ann Griffin, age 91, passed away on January 2, 2020. She was born March 25, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio, to Myrtle (Mabry) Griffin and Herbert Cyril Griffin.

A graduate of Waite High School, Pat worked as an Ohio Bell telephone operator for thirty years. She later held positions at Champion and The Pharm.

As young women, Pat and her friend Elvina Pudlicki loved to travel, often to New York City to see Broadway shows, to Hawaii and to Las Vegas to see Frank Sinatra. For her 75th birthday, Pat fulfilled her life-long dream of traveling to Ireland.

Pat was the Griffin family historian and an avid collector of teddy bears. She loved giving treats to dogs, always kept her bird feeder full, and was almost unbeatable at Skip-Bo.

For years, Pat breakfasted at Bob Evans, where she made many dear friends, including Linda Ballas, whom the family thanks for her loving care and devotion over the last several years.

Patricia is survived by her sister, Carol Mellon and her brother, Paul Griffin. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews, Jim Mellon, Peggy (Mellon) Fernandez, Patti (Mellon) Johnson, Amy (Griffin) Betz, and Melissa (Griffin) Ludman, and her great-nieces and great-nephews.

Patricia Griffin was buried at Toledo Memorial Park on January 6, 2020.

Lillian P. Harris

Lillian Paulette Harris, 70, went home to be with the Lord on January 3, 2020, at Hospice of Northwest of Ohio. She was affectionally known as "Polly" to her family and friends. She was a 1967 graduate of Jesup W. Scott High School where she sung in the Symphonic Choir and played the violin in the orchestra. Lillian loved working with people and in all areas of the medical profession and social service. For many years she worked at Planned Parenthood and as a consumer advocate at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE).

She leaves to cherish her memory 2 sons, Ralph Edward (Jackie) Harris, Jr. of Phoenix, AZ and Carl Jayson Harris of Toledo, OH; sister, Harriet Allen of Columbus, OH; goddaughter, Deborah Nutt of Atlanta, GA; niece, Aisha Allen of Columbus, Ohio; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, and dear friends.

Visitation will be Monday 4-6pm at House of Day. Wake and funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 am and 11am at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. James Willis Sr. Officiant. Interment Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Virginia Hartman (Obertacz)

Virginia M. "Gini" Hartman, a kind, fun-loving, and beloved wife, mother and grandmother, age 89, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2020 after an extended illness.

Born February 1, 1930, in Toledo, OH to Walter Sr. and Helen (Walczak) Obertacz.

Gini graduated from Woodward HS and soon after was hired as the Assistant to the Executive of Tiedtkes department store in Toledo. During her working career, she was a secretary and an office administrator for several companies and organizations including All Saint's Lutheran Church, the Kidney Foundation of NW Ohio and retired from Owens Illinois with over 20 years of service.

Gini enjoyed singing with the Arlingtonettes and later in life with the Maumee Senior Citizen Choir. She loved to travel with her husband, Bill and over the course of their 61 year marriage, had camping adventures from coast to coast and all points in between. They were Western Style square dancers and enjoyed many camping dance weekends with their club, The Renegades. Gini was devoted to her family and a number of beloved pets who were wonderful companions throughout her life.

Gini is survived by daughters, Barbara Lewis (Jim), and Becky Martin (Dan) and son, William Hartman Jr. (Karen); grandchildren, Shannon and Matthew Lewis, Ross Martin and Troy Martin (Alaina), Jessica Watson (Spencer), Joseph Hartman, and Kevin Hartman (Heather); brother, Ted Obertacz (Carolyn) and beloved great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Sr. and brothers Walter Jr. and Richard Obertacz.

The family truly appreciated the kindness of Gini's many Hospice of NW Ohio caregivers. Their compassionate service greatly enriched the last year of her life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Toledo Area Humane Society in memory of Gini. https://www.toledohumane.org/donation/

A Memorial Service for Gini will be scheduled in the near future. A notice of the date, time, and location will be listed at a later date.

Margaret “Micky” Hastings

Hastings, Margaret “Micky”, age 87 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away January 10, 2020. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Rick E. Hemple

Rick Eugene Hemple, age 64, of Toledo, passed away January 7, 2020. Rick was born June 19, 1955, in Toledo to William and Edith (Flowers) Hemple. He served his country in the U.S. Army 1973 - 1975. He worked in construction as a roofer before his medical retirement. Rick was and avid Bingo player and enjoyed the outdoors especially fishing and hunting. He was a Denver Broncos fan and loved to attend church.

He is survived by his wife, Winsome Hemple; daughters, Christina (Nate) Doss and Leslie (Doug Palmer) Hemple; grandchildren, Christian, Tristian, Princeton, Isaiah and Ilaya; siblings, John (Patricia) Hemple, Sandra (Dennis) Simpkins- Amborski; step children, Raymond, Dean, Jerry, Stephen, Pamela, Jaimee, Casey and Frania and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Rick was also preceded in death by siblings, Harold Simpkins, Trudy Lewinski, Peggy Nowak and Dawn Eady.

The family will receive guests Wednesday, January 15, 2020, from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Newcomer - Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home followed by burial at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nightingales Harvest or Valiant Ministries of Croswell, MI, in Rick's memory.

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

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John H. Hopkins

John H. Hopkins, 95, passed away, Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at the Kingston residence of Sylvania. He was born on the family farm West of Adrian, MI., July 17, 1924, to parents John and Ida May (Dannenberger) Hopkins. John graduated from Macomber High School in 1943. He was proud to have served with the United States Army, in the Pacific Theater, in W.W.II.

John served for 20 years as General Manager of both the former Timberland and Kelsey-Freeman Lumber Companies. He began a second career with Lutheran Brotherhood Financial Services, while living in Florida. John finally retired in 1986.

He was a former member of the Augsburg Lutheran Church, Toledo, and currently a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Sylvania. John was a long-time member of the Sylvania Pyramid Lodge #287 F&AM, former secretary of the Sylvania Rotary, and a former member of the Toledo Life Underwriters.

He is survived by his loving wife of 75 years, Mary Catherine (Cross) Hopkins; sons James D. and Robert W. Hopkins; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 1 great great-grandchild on the way.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, Monday, January 13th from 4 – 9 PM. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the St. Stephen Lutheran Church Tuesday, the 14th at 11 AM.

Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider the St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 7800 Erie St. Sylvania, OH, 43560.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Kingston Residence of Sylvania, memory care unit, and the staff of Ohio Living Hospice for their loving care and support.

Online condolences may be offered at

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Gope Khiomal Karnani

Gope Khiomal Karnani, age 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 23, 2019 surrounded by his family. Gope was born January 15, 1933 in Padidhan, Sindh, undivided India to Khiomal B. and Vishini Karnani. Gope was a graduate of Bombay University and migrated to the U.S. in 1972 with his wife, two sons and a daughter with $200 in his pocket. He settled his family in Rossford, where he and his wife remained for 47 years. Gope worked as a physical therapist at Mercy Hospital for 25 years and at the Toledo Hospital for 15 years. His hobbies included tennis, volleyball, and carpentry and he closely followed the financial markets and world news. Gope had a generous heart and will be remembered for being helpful, kind and soft spoken to everyone he met.

Gope is survived by his wife of 61 years, Usha; oldest son, Ashok, his wife, Sunita, and their sons, Shan and Anish; middle daughter, Madhu; and youngest son, Sunil, his wife, Dipti, and their son, Nikhil.

Shradhanjali Prayers/Memorial Services for family and friends will be held from 4-5 p.m., Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Hindu Temple of Toledo, 4336 N. King Road, Sylvania, OH 43560.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Hindu Temple of Toledo.

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Margie Ann Kerschner

Margie Ann Kerschner, 84, was born on April 29, 1935 to Fred and Gladys Boehm of Swanton Oh. She passed away January 6th, 2020 peacefully in Stanwood, Washington at the home of Karriann (Dana) Whitney. She graduated from Swanton High School. She married Charles Monroe Kerschner and had 3 daughters. Margie (De De) enjoyed riding motorcycles, snowmobiles, camping,working outdoors, and was an extreme animal lover. Margie and Chuck were self employed and she was also a Lt of Security at Toledo Express Airport.

Proceeded in death by her loving parents, Fred and Gladys Boehm; brothers, Bill and Donald Boehm. Survived by her daughters, Cindy (Bob) Kuch, Julie (Greg) Buck, Karriann (Dana) Whitney; brother, Robert Boehm; sister, Marilyn (Hardy) Morris and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank the Green Team of Providence Hospice of Snohomish County, Everett Washington.

David Leitner

David Roy Leitner, 78, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died Saturday, December 29, 2019, at Coastal Carolina Hospital.

David leaves his wife of 52 years, Joan (Schreiner) Leitner; his daughter, Lynn Flanigan; his daughter, Kristie (Randy) Vigh; his son, Matthew Leitner; six grandchildren; one great grandson; and his brother, James (Diana) Leitner.

Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of William and Mary (Bieniek) Leitner.

David graduated from DeVilbiss High School in 1960. After graduation, he served in the United States Army 1964-1966. Upon completion of his service to our country, he met the love of his life, Joan, and they married April 15, 1967. The two moved to Lambertville, MI, in 1972, where they raised their three children. In 2005, they moved to Bluffton, SC, where he enjoyed his retirement, family and beloved basset hound, Bailey.

David was a loving and devoted husband, father and friend. Those qualities radiated through when he was spending time with his family. He was known for and absolutely delighted in giving and sending gifts when something caught his eye and it reminded him of you. David had a special artistic craftsmanship and enjoyed creating countless pieces of art with wood and he also did many wonderful paintings with watercolors. His art could be whimsical and playful, earnest and serious, or loving and affectionate, all the while sharing his works of art with those he loved. A huge Michigan State Spartan fan, he wore his green and white proudly.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Any condolences may be made in memorial donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Hilton Head Humane Association.

Cecilia Ann Lindsey

Cecilia Ann Lindsey, age 63, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. Cecilia was born October 14, 1956 in Toledo to Franklin and Cecilia Kleeberger. She grew up on Toledo's east side and was a graduate of Whitney High School where she played basketball. Cecilia married her high school sweetheart, Phil Lindsey, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in 1974 and they were longtime members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sylvania. She attended Lourdes College and was employed by KCM Consultants. Cecilia was an avid sports fan, especially the Detroit Tigers, Lions, Pistons and Red Wings, and the Cleveland Browns. However, her most favorite teams to watch were the ones on which her grandkids played.

Cecilia is survived by her husband, Phil; children, Michael (Heather), Nicholas (Sarah), and Aaron; grandchildren, Logan, Carston, Morgan, Noah and Eli; siblings, Paul Kleeberger, Kathleen Root, Mark (Sue) Kleeberger, Philip (Linda) Kleeberger, Al (Terri) Kleeberger, Ray Kleeberger, and John (Karen) Kleeberger; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law, Mary Pat Kleeberger.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Dr. Richard Phinney and the Toledo Clinic for the compassionate care they provided.

Visitation will be Monday, January 13, 2020 from 2-8:00 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary service at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.). Services will begin at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 14th with 9:30 a.m. prayers followed by a 10:00 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5373 Main St. Sylvania. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd. Perrysburg, OH, or to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Bobbie Mack

Mack, Bobbie, age 65 years, of LaSalle, MI, passed away January 9, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, OH. As published in The Blade

Ruth Bernice Estes Maedel

May 7, 1926-January 4, 2020

Ruth Bernice Estes Maedel peacefully left us on January 4, 2020 at the age of 93. She died in her sleep at her home, in the Abbey Delray Assisted Living Center, in Delray Beach, Florida, where she lived at Abbey for 15 years. Her three children surrounded her in her last moments as she peacefully passed away in her sleep.

Ruth worked for the Sylvania School District until she was 75 years old, (Hillview Elementary, Timberline and McCord Middle Schools). She was dearly loved by the staff and students.

Ruth was very involved in music, and sang with the "Pride of Toledo Sweet Adelines" for many years. She loved to sew, knit, crochet, and enjoyed downhill and cross-country skiing. She loved spending time with her family, especially, the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ruth is survived by her sister, Alice Jacobs and husband Harry; her son, James Maedel, wife Debbie; daughters Judith Troup, partner Dean Tabaac, and Jill Myers, husband Rick; Grandchildren, Lindsey Olsen, A. Kristina Johnson, Peter Troup, Melissa Droukas, Trenton Myers, Nicholas and Andrew Maedel. She had 8 Great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death, was her dearest friend Carl Goetting, Father Charles and Mother Luella Estes; sister Joanne Ott, husband Kenny, Charles Estes, wife Dorothy, Paul Estes, wife Nancy, and niece, Cheryl Jacobs Gorring.

Arrangements for her "Celebration of Life" are pending in early June, 2020 in Toledo, Ohio. For additional information, please contact Jill Myers, oscarrjmyers@msn.com.

Pamela Ann Martin

Mrs. Pamela Ann Martin passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in the Promedica Ebeid Hospice. She was born on April 2, 1952 to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence and Sarah Williams, whom both preceded her in death. She was the epitome of class and believed in hard work. She retired from Chrysler after 27 years. She was a faithful member of Walk the Word Ministries. Surviving are husband John Martin; daughters Victoria (Shawn) Crisp, Veronica and Valerie Smith; stepdaughter Sherrhonda Steward; brothers Willie (Pamela), Pruett (Debbie) and Kenneth Williams; sisters Diane (Lee) Randles and Deborah Scott; grandchildren Roderick (Brittany), Ramon and Raven Johnson, Samone Sims and Jayvion Williams; great grandchildren Riley and Reign Johnson. In keeping with her request there are no funeral or memorial services. However your prayers with and for the family are well received and greatly appreciated.

James R. Mathias

Mathias, James R., age 71 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away Januaary 10, 2020. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Dennith "Denny" E. Miller

Dennith "Denny" E. Miller, age 89, of Toledo, Ohio passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. He was born February 17, 1930 in West Unity, Ohio to the late John and Mildred (Shambarger) Miller.

Denny was employed at Ohio Bell for 37 years, 3 months, and 21 days. He served in the Army - Signal Corps during the Korean War. Denny enjoyed playing golf, tennis, and he was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was an active enthusiast of auto racing and attended the Indy 500 and NASCAR races often. Denny was known to work with his hands and engaged in carpentry work. He had a deep love for his pets, Stripe and Dingo. Left to cherish Denny's memory are his children, Mark (Rachel) Miller, Matthew Miller, and Melissa Mason; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Reginald Miller and Annabelle Bryant.

Denny was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Joan M. (Wells) Miller.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions in Denny's name can be made out to Ohio Living Hospice.

To honor his wishes, services for Denny will be private.

Arrangements were entrusted to Newcomer Funeral Home - Southwest Chapel (419 381 1900). To share memories and condolences with Denny's family please visit our website.

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Gloria Sue Moorehead

Gloria Sue (Gilbert) Moorehead changed form and peacefully returned home on December 11, 2019. Born in 1934, Gloria lived in Walbridge, OH the first 15 years of her life. After relocating to Toledo, she then completed her sophomore, junior and senior years as a very active and popular student at Scott High School. Two life changing events occurred when Gloria was just 15 years old; the Reverend Donald Duncan said, "Do you know you are special? I believe in you!" That simple statement made a huge impact on Gloria who then became determined to spend her life giving that same precious gift to everyone she met. Also, that same year, Gloria met and at age 18 married the "love of her life", Lawrence Moorehead.

After 40 years they divorced and it was then that Gloria felt guided to seriously dedicate the remainder of her life to the study and teaching of metaphysics and spirituality.

She continued to pursue her destiny and mission in this human existence by her persistence in seeking the "truth." She graduated as a teacher from Unity School, Coptic Fellowship and as a Minister in Divine Science. She played various roles for many years at the Unity of Toledo. Finally, Gloria became their certified Minister for five years. She then founded "Angel's Landing Spiritual Center" where she continued to search, learn, teach and council until her health declined

Gloria's dream was to remain a wonderful memory in the hearts and minds of those she loved. She hoped to leave and imprint (memory) in the hearts of those with whom she had taught, lived and loved for so many years.

Gloria always credited her only living son, Parry, with being a true "messenger" as he taught her about God in a new way. Their loving and spiritual relationship exceeded the usual Mother/Son roles as they continued to mature and grow together until Parry finally passed away at the age of 46.

Gloria wanted to remember her "dear and special friends" and each of you know who you are and how much you meant to her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leah and Fenton Gilbert and son, Parry Scott.

There will be a Memorial of "Friends and Followers" to be held at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH 43614 on Sunday, January 26 at 1:00, with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Kathryn Que Price will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, it was Gloria's wish that any tributes in her memory consist of contributions to Angel's Landing Spiritual Center, 2400 N. Reynolds Rd. #A, Toledo, Ohio 43615. Please view and sign our online "guest registry" at CoyleFuneralHome.com

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Dale L. Nafziger

Nafziger, Dale L., age 89 years, of Archbold,OH, passed away January 9, 2020. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Oscar C. Oehmler

Oscar C. Oehmler, age 94, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Toledo Hospital. The son of Clive and Millie Oehmler, he was born August 21, 1925 in Toledo. He was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. and was honorably discharged in 1947. Oscar began a long career as a Cadillac car salesman, making many friends over the years with clients and associates in the industry. At one time, he raced stock cars and was a lifelong NASCAR fan. He married Marilyn Fike in 1951 and she preceded him in death in 1978. He later married Joyce Pendleton and enjoyed 24 years of marriage. Oscar was very active in the Zenobia Shrine, serving as an imperial Representative for many years and as Potentate in 1971. During his retirement he worked for Walker Funeral Homes for numerous years.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; son, Martin (Susan) Oehmler; sister, Marty Bartholomew; grandchildren, Marilyn (Cordell) Nightingale, Martin Jr. (Paige) Oehmler, Rachel Nelson, Neil Oehmler, Teddy (Claudia) Oehmler; 8 grandchildren; step children, Lori (John Boring) Pendleton, Beth (Don) Taylor; step grandchildren, Katie (Jeff) Nelson, Ryan Ignasiak, and Audrey Taylor. He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald "Bud" Oehmler.

Friends may visit on Friday January 17, 2020 from 3-7 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home 5155 Sylvania Ave (west of Corey Rd.) where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Shriners Hospitals for Children 2211 North Oak Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60707-3392. Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

Christian Michael Orth

It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of Christian Michael Orth on January 8, 2020, at the young age of 23. Christian, born with CF, fought a hard two week battle with pneumonia.

Christian is survived by his loving father, Richard B Orth; mother, Beth Draeger and sister, Tiffany Orth.

Christian was artistic, loved music and playing guitar and had a soft spot for animals. Christian graduated from the Toledo Maritime Academy and was currently working at Ply Gem.

Also surviving is his wife, Kate (Keith-Majchszak); his grandparents, Rich and Linda Orth, Cindy Parker and Gary and Carly Draeger; nephew, Samuel Draeger; aunt and uncles, Mike and Julie Burkey, DeEtte Orth, John (Michelle) Draeger, Eric Draeger and Charlie Parker; cousins, Michael, Dominic and Ryder Burkey, Hallah Fonseca and Michael Draeger and many great aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements are private. Donations may be sent to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Make-A-Wish.

Edward Andrew Pattay

Edward Andrew Pattay, age 45, passed away unexpectedly on December 27, 2019 in his home in Delray Beach, Florida. Ed was born on December 21, 1974 in Oak Park, Illinois to Katherine (Felaris) Pattay and Edward Anthony Pattay. Ed was a 1993 graduate of Perrysburg High School where he played football and wrestled. He also attended The University of Toledo and Hocking College. Ed worked for many years in property management, most recently with Edward Rose & Sons. He enjoyed going to the gym, golfing, fishing and spending time with his dog. Ed believed humor belonged in almost any situation, often delivering a quick-witted joke accompanied by his infectious laugh.

He is survived by his mother, Katherine Pattay; sisters, Katina (Jay Jones) Pattay and Olga (Brian) Triola; half-brother Matthew (Bettina) Snyder, 5 nephews, 1 niece, many aunts, uncles, cousins and longtime friend Molly Kovarik. Ed was preceded in death by his father Edward Pattay; grandparents Elizabeth and Andrew Pattay and Olga and Peter Felaris.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation hours on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, Ohio (419-874-3133). Ed was an animal lover and his pets Sheldon and Penny were a big part of his life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wood County Humane Society, 801 Van Camp Rd., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402, in Ed's name. Condolences may be made online to the family at:

www.witzlershank.com

James T. Pauly

James Thomas Pauly, 86 of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Mercy St. Charles Hospital. James was born in Toledo on November 6, 1933 to Bernard H. and Ruth I. (Greer) Pauly. He retired from Toledo Towel where he was employed as a driver. James was a member of Epiphany of the Lord St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Jim and his wife enjoyed dancing at the Centennial Terrace. He was a big Toledo Mud Hens fan.

Surviving are his brother, Walter Pauly; sisters, Rose Mary Spotts, Mary Ann (Jack) McQuillen; also surviving are many nieces, nephews and friends. James was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mae and stepson, Doran Rode; brother-in-law, Norm Spotts.

Visitation will be held at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, Oregon on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Epiphany of the Lord St. Thomas Aquinas, 729 White Street, Toledo where the family will greet friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be held in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Epiphany of the Lord Parish or St. Vincent DePaul Society.

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Evelyn Leona Poplawski

Evelyn Leona Poplawski, age 90, formerly of Mackow Dr., Toledo, OH, Gruenburg Dr., Warren, MI, and Lakeland, FL, passed away November 1, 2019, at Cedar Woods Assisted Living in Belleville, MI. She was born on July 5, 1929, in New York Mills, NY, to George and Robertina (Sarazin) Gadoury. Evelyn worked for 25 years at Warren Consolidated Schools, first as a cook and later as custodian, retiring in 1991. She was a crafty lady, who enjoyed sewing quilts, curtains, and her daughter, Sandy's clothing. She even made Rosaries! Evelyn loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a joyous whistler and her spirit will be dearly missed.

Evelyn is survived by her son, Tom (Deb Burns) Poplawski; daughter, Sandy (Mike) Charkowske; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert D. Poplawski; and brothers, George, Henry, and Bill Gadoury.

Friends and family may visit Saturday, January 25, from 10-11:30 at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Deacon Gerald Ignatowski presiding.

Memorial tributes may be given to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, FDR Station P.O. Box 220, New York, NY 10150. Condolences may be shared at

www.sujkowski.com

Sharon Ruth Robbins

Sharon Ruth Robbins of Boynton Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on January 10, 2020

Born in 1918, She was the daughter of the late Sarah and Abraham Leibovitz of Toledo Ohio.

She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Louis "Lakey" Robbins.

Sharon is survived by her daughters Phyllis Frydman (Joseph), Leslie Jerome (Stephen), Judi Rosen (Rick), Her sister Camille Alloy (Irving).

She was blessed with 9 grandchildren; Lynn, Dana, Mara, Marc, Evan, Lauren, Brett, Andrew and Lindsay and 22 wonderful great- grandchildren.

Her beauty, dignity and smile will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 14, 12:00 p.m. at the Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home 2426 N. Reynolds Rd. Toledo, OH. (419)535-5840.

Memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

www.wickfh.com

John H. Shelly, Jr.

,p>John H. Shelly, Jr., 87, died on Sunday, December 29, 2019. Plans are being made for a celebration of life this spring. A full obituary will follow when arrangements are finalized. Online condolences to

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Michael David Sherman, Ph.D.

Michael David Sherman, Ph.D., age 78, of Toledo, died January 2, 2020 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania from Leukemia. He was born October 30, 1941 in Washington, D.C. to the late Bernard and Rose (Haber) Sherman. Michael earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics from American University in Washington where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He went on to earn his Master's and twin Ph.D. degrees in Management Science and Economics from the Krannert School at Purdue University.

After graduating from Purdue, Dr. Sherman worked in private business for several years with Humble Oil (EXXON), PMA, and Union Electric. While at Humble Oil he worked with the Natural Gas Producers in Washington D.C. He also played semi-pro football in Houston.

He left industry to begin a 36 year teaching career at the University of Toledo retiring in 2015 as an Associate Professor Emeritus of Research. During his tenure at Toledo he taught the capstone class in Corporate Finance – the case class. He touched the lives of several thousand students. He loved teaching and his students respected him. While at Toledo he also taught in a program at Northstar Steel, the EMBA, and in a program in India.

Michael was an avid collector of classic cars. He enjoyed playing golf and had two hole-in-ones while a member of Highland Meadows. He was an animal lover who will be remembered for his kind nature - always finding the good in others.

Surviving are his beloved wife of more than 48 years, Audrey (Borochoff) Sherman; and sons, Greg and Geoffrey Sherman.

Burial was held privately and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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Emma "Olive" Sherrick

Emma "Olive" Sherrick, age 90, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020. She was born on June 15, 1929, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Fredrick and Olive Veler.

Olive loved baking, decorating wedding cakes and many called her "Cookie Grandma". She would go dancing at the Grotto Hall and in her later years enjoyed playing BINGO. People remembered Olive for her classic sayings, her personal favorite being "Whatever floats your boat."

Left to cherish Olive's memory are her children, Donna Tavernier, Sandra DeShetler, Donald (Karen) Booher, Randy Booher, and Belinda (Matt) Waterford; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Olive was preceded in death by grandsons, Allen Jake and Randy "Booie" Booher, Jr.; great-grandsons, Baby Mason and Austin DeShetler.

Family will be receiving guests from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, January 13, 2020, at Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel, 4150 West Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623 (419 473 0300). Visitation will continue from 10:00 A.M. to 12 Noon on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Funeral Home, with Funeral Services beginning at 12 Noon. Interment following at Toledo Memorial Park.

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

www.NewcomerToledo.com

Michael W. Steele

1952-2020

Michael Steele passed away January 3, 2020 at home in Scottsdale, Arizona after a long illness. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 3, 1952. He graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI and finished his Masters degree at Bowling Green University in Bowling Green, OH. He was married to Evangeline Robinson for 38 years.

He had a successful corporate career working with various companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Brown Williamson, The Stroh Brewery and others. Michael worked diligently to hone his skills as a marketing expert and utilized much of his time understanding the marketing and advertising industry as he had garnered an abundance of experience in his domestic and international marketing positions with The Coca-Cola Company and others. However, that was not enough. He followed his dream of operating his own agency.

Advantage Communications, Inc. an Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations agency was launched in 2000 and based in Little Rock, Arkansas. The agency garnered significant success from local, regional and national clients. As President/CEO Michael led the agency to capture clients such as General Motors, FBI, University of Arkansas, Hope Credit Union and more. He was an amazing man with a knack to think outside the box, stay positive, enjoy people and live a good life.

He had a passion for family, reading, western movies, and golf.

Michael is survived by the family he cherished, Evangeline and sons Michael Frank, Theo, brothers, Jeff, Jenara, Bobby (Marita), Tracy (Cassandra); sisters Jewelene Kelly, Betty Jo Wilson; aunt Mary Byrd; sisters-in-law Marcelean Grady (John), Angela Beck (Maurice), Renata Terry and many nieces and nephews.

Joan Ruth Wagner

Joan Ruth Wagner, age 84, of Toledo passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Hospice of Northwest Ohio-Perrysburg. Joan was born in Toledo, Ohio on November 17, 1935 to Walter and Elizabeth Neilsen. She was a 1953 graduate of Waite High School. Joan worked for many years as the Rectory Secretary for Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

Joan is survived by her loving children, Marvin "Skip" (Linda) Boileau Jr., Jeffrey (Nancy) Wagner, Matthew (Dawn) Wagner, Michelle (Marcus) Sautter; grandchildren, Melanie, Marvin III, Heather, Aaron, Danielle, Nicholas, Joel, Brandon, Nolan, Cooper and Reed; great-grandchildren; great great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Derr and Carol (Richard) Whitaker as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and infant son Gregory.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the charity of your choice.

www.freckchapel.com

Joni Sie Waldmannstetter

Waldmannstetter, Joni Sue, age 60 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 10, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Darlene J. Williams

Darlene J. Williams, 82, of Reading, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Hillsdale Hospital. She was born May 2, 1937 in Toledo to Anthony and Ruth (Koenig) Maenle. She married Melvin Williams and he survives.

Funeral services for Darlene Williams will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home in Reading, MI. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Reading. Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

For online condolences, visit www.eaglefuenralhomes.com.

Parish DeJuan Wimberly, Sr.

A 2010 graduate of Roy C Start High School where he was a fierce defensive tackle on the football team.

Surviving is his mother, Aneda L Walker; father, Patrick E. Wimberly Sr; grandmother, Charlene D. Walker; son, Parish D. Wimberly Jr.; Siblings, Michelle M. Neely, Lanita Wimberly, Lanaya Jones, Patrick E. Wimberly Jr. (Shalonda), Donyel L. Walker Jr., and PaSean Wimberly; and a host of relatives and friends.

Services will be Monday January 13, 2020 at Friendship Baptist Church, 5301 Nebraska Ave Toledo, OH 43615. Family Hour will start at 10:00 AM with funeral services starting at 11:00 AM. Services will be rendered by The House of Day Funeral Home.

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John M. Wright

John M. Wright Jr. 76, formerly of Maumee passed away November 9.

A 1961 graduate of Maumee High School, John moved to California in 1963, where he finished nursing school and worked many years as an R.N. in the Los Angeles area. His work took him into various fields of sub-specialization including surgical and intensive care. John immersed himself in all his endeavors, whether professional or leisure pursuits. He was an avid outdoorsman with hobbies including falconry, shooting sports, astronomy, photography, and kayaking.

He is survived by his wife Virginia, son John M. III, (Lori), 2 grandchildren; sisters Pamela Ballreich and Lorah MacIntosh; brothers Christopher Wright and David Wright, sister-in-law Katherine Carlson, and brother-in-law William Getz.

A memorial service is planned January 18, 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Chimes, Sherman Oaks, Ca.

The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to The Audubon Society, or a nature conservation organization of the donors choice.

January 11, 2020

Eugene L. Banky

Banky, Eugene L., age 73 years, of Graytown, OH, passed away January 9, 2020. Crosser Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, OH. As published in The Blade

Imogene Chapman

Chapman, Imogene, age 94 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 8, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, North Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Carolyn Jane Davidson

Carolyn Jane Davidson, 90, passed away on January 9, 2020 after a brief illness. At the time of her death, she was a patient at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio facility on S. Detroit Avenue in Toledo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fray and Martha Garns Garrett; a brother who was her only sibling, Joseph G. Garrett; and her husband, Noel L. Davidson.

She and Noel were married in 1956 at Collingwood Presbyterian Church and together enjoyed 54 years of marriage before Noel passed away in 2010. For a number of years, she and Noel liked spending their free time at their cottage on Lake Ogemaw in Michigan. Known to many by her nickname, Janie, she was a life-long resident of Toledo. She was born on December 19, 1929 in Robinwood Hospital. Along with her brother and her husband, she was a proud graduate of Scott High School and was active for many years in planning class reunion events. She retired after a career spanning four decades in the payroll office of the City of Toledo Street Department. While working there, "Miss Carol" was beloved by many city employees over the years for helping them resolve issues with their pay.

While she and Noel had no children, they both played a special role in the lives of her nephews and niece and she is survived by two nephews, Major General, U.S. Army (Retired) Joseph G. Garrett III (wife Beth) of Asheville, NC and Jason S. Garrett (wife Susan) of Perrysburg and one niece, Judith Lynn Jones (husband Jeffrey) of Toledo.

The family wishes to thank the staffs at the Elizabeth Scott Community, St. Luke's Hospital, and the Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their care and compassion shown to Janie during her final days. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name will be welcomed at Collingwood Presbyterian Church or at the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio.

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, with a private graveside chapel service on Monday, January 13th, at noon at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

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Edna Lee Heady

Edna Lee Heady, 88, went Home to be with her Savior Tuesday, in the early morning hours. She was born March 1, 1931 in Knoxville, TN, to parents Robert and Callie (Wells) Black. Edna rode the train from Knoxville to Toledo by herself when she was 16 years old for work. She met and married Hewey D. Heady. The couple loved the Lord. They were both long and faithful members of the Monclova Road Baptist Church, where they spread Christ's message to area hospitals and nursing homes.

She is survived by her daughter Deborah (Daniel) Loquercio; sons David (Beverly) and Jonathan (Hope) Heady; grandchildren Brian, Laura, Danny, David, Felicia, and Jessica; 11 greatgrandchildren; and sisters Dorothy Bolin, Ethel Harvey, and Opal Fortner.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, OH, Sunday, January 12th from 4:00 PM to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted at the Monclova Road Baptist Church, Monday the 13th at 11:00 a.m., where her body will lie in state one-hour prior. Edna will be laid to rest beside Hewey at Toledo Memorial Park.

Edna's family would like to thank the staff at Wolf Creek for their loving care and support.

Those wishing to offer memorials are asked to consider the Outreach program at the Monclova Road Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Road, Monclova, OH. 43542.

Online condolences may be offered at

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Lee "Frank" McGhee

On Wednesday morning January 8th, 2020 Lee (Frank) McGhee, 86, left this world to join his son Terry and brother Charles. Lee was born in Vinton, Ohio on April 24th, 1933 to Perry and Bessie (Chasteen) McGhee. He graduated from Woodward High School in 1951. Lee enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, serving in it and the Coast Guard Reserve for 41 years, retiring with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He retired from Libbey Glass after 30+ years. Lee was an avid hunter and conservationist. He took up wildlife woodcarving specializing in duck decoys.

Lee is survived by his former wife Marla, (Delp) McGhee; and sons, David and Norm (Cathy) McGhee; 7 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends at the Castillo Funeral Home, 1757 Tremainsville Rd., Saturday after 1 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 4 p.m. He will be interred at McGhee Cemetery in Vinton OH near his parents and brother.

Any gifts or donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio in his name.

www.celebratelifetoledo.com

Bruce Neff, Jr.

Neff, Bruce, Jr., age 42 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away January 8, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Lorraine "Laurie" M. (Harmon) Seibold

Lorraine "Laurie" M. (Harmon) Seibold, 87, of Perrysburg, Ohio died peacefully on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born in Rochester, NY on June 25, 1932 to Hector McLean and Flora (Spencer) Harmon.

Laurie married her high school sweetheart, William "Bill" J. Seibold and cherished 67 years of marriage. Laurie was a dedicated, loving wife and best friend to Bill. She was involved in all aspects of his life including being his business associate, dance partner and golf buddy. Her love for Bill was unconditional.

Laurie was a faithful member of Rossford United Methodist Church where she spent many hours serving on various committees. Her friends there were very dear to her.

Laurie served as a board member, committee chair and lady golfer at Belmont Country Club as well as River Wilderness Country Club in Florida. Many of her favorite moments were spent on the golf course and patio with her best friends.

Laurie was a volunteer at Hospice of Northwest Ohio for twelve years. She will be remembered as a kind and giving woman. She spent many hours caring for residents and making their final days special, and that kindness was returned to her by the incredibly kind and compassionate care she received in her final days at that wonderful facility.

Laurie made a difference in the lives of many people and followed her own advice: "Do something nice for someone every day." In honor of her well-lived life let us follow that advice. She will be greatly missed by her family and countless friends.

Laurie is survived by her husband, Bill; daughter, Barb (Jack) Dailey; son, Jim (Terri) Seibold; grandchildren, Sara Dailey, Ali (Justin) LeCompte, Kristen (Fiancée, Zach Shryock) Seibold; great grandchildren, Molly Dailey, Nicholas Scott, Elly and Keagan Dews. She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Kaysie Felton; and sister, Phyllis Murphy.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Laurie's name may be made to Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy, Rossford, Ohio 43460, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or to a charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Witzler Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Online condolences may be left at:

www.witzlershank.com

Daniel F. Shank

Shank, Daniel F., age 68 years, of Wauseon, OH passed away January 10, 2020. American Cremation Events and Newcomer Southwest Chapel, Adrian, OH. As published in The Blade

Susana Ortiz Tapia

Tapia, Susana Ortiz, age 51 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 6, 2020. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Woodville, OH. As published in The Blade

Gearaldene L. "Gerry" Wheeler

Gearaldene L. "Gerry" Wheeler, 83, passed away on January 8, 2020. She was born on July 26, 1936 to Wilson and Iva Beaveron. Gerry worked as a school bus driver and then worked for the Woolco Department Store in the cosmetic department. She was a member of the Fort Industry Chapter 391-Order of the Eastern Star. Gerry enjoyed crafts and needlework.

Gerry was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard; sons, Richard D. and Randy; grandson, Daniel Wheeler; great granddaughter, Paisley Litten; and brothers, Gerald, Larry and William Beaverson. Surviving are her children, Glenn (Judy) Wheeler, Debra (Dana) Razook and David (Terri) Wheeler; 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; sister, Carol (Roger) Verburg; and extended family and friends.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday from 2-8:00 p.m. at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. in the mortuary where friends may visit after 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

Please send condolences to www.sujkowskiairport.com.

Nickloas J. Wise

Wise, Nickolas J., age 32 years, of Defiance, OH, passed away January 8, 2020. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Frank Albert Wittkamp Sr.

Frank Albert Wittkamp Sr., age 88, passed away at 10:42 a.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Lima Manor Care Center.

Frank was born on November 4, 1931, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Henry and Ella (Wilson) Wittkamp. In January of 1951, he married Betty (Robison) Wittkamp, who preceded him in death on August 31, 1996.

Frank is a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korea war. He was a Sales Manager and Regional Sales Director for Norfolk & Southern for over 30 years. He was a member of the American Legion, Elks #54, and the Moose Lodge. Frank enjoyed bowling, golf, and coached baseball in previous years.

He is survived by daughter, Margie (Walter) Linke of Perrysburg, OH; daughter, Bonnie L. (Gary) Newcomer of Columbus, OH; son, Frank A. (Julie) Wittkamp Jr. of Lima and son, Jim (Bev) Wittkamp of Lima; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; brother, Joe (Sharon) Wittkamp and sister, Teresa Ross.

Along with his parents and wife, Frank was preceded in death by brothers: Henry Wittkamp, Bob Wittkamp and Johnny Wittkamp, and sisters: Mary Porter, Irene Chapman and Dorothy Anders.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio. The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. Paul Moss will officiate. Military Honors will be conducted by VFW Post #1275.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors, 301 Grant St. #900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.

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January 10, 2020

Miss Kimerly F. Alexander

Miss Alexander, 53, passed Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at the ProMedica Flower Hospital. She was 1984 graduate of the Jesup W. Scott High School. She is survived by daughter, Deja S. Williamson, granddaughter, Jade Julious; 2 brothers; 5 sisters and a host of loving family and friends.

Visitation 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2020, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43607. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2020, at the United Vision M. B. Church, 821 E. Manhattan Boulevard, Toledo, OH 43608, preceded by a 10 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. The Reverend Perry Harris, III, Pastor and Officiant.

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Pablo Banda

Banda, Pablo, age 90 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 8, 2020. Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Dale Joseph Benore

Dale Joseph Benore, 81, of Erie, MI, died Monday, January 6, 2020, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, OH. Born on October 31, 1938, he was the son of Norman and Lucille (Lohbauer) Benore. On February 11, 1961, he married the love of his life, Susan Kronk. Together, they raised their children on the family farm. Dale was a student to machinery and innovation, a love he first learned as a 4TH generation farmer with days spent on the tractors and combine. As a teen, he raced at the Toledo Speedway, which later translated into his sponsorship for several NASCAR teams. He began collecting antique cars in his 30's his most treasured being his 57' Ford Thunderbirds. Dale launched his entrepreneurial career with his brothers, Larry and John, as owners of the Benore Brothers' Farm. Dale later started Dale J. Benore Farms, D&S Benore Trucking, Inc. which has since grown into Benore Logistic Systems, Inc. and now sprawls across the Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S. To those who knew him, Dale was always the creator in mischief and a pure jokester. His cheeky comments would make a whole room roar. To his children and grandchildren, he was a leader. He taught them his love for the land, strong work ethic, and commitment to God, compassion for others, and most importantly, how to have a good laugh. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Temperance, MI, the Michigan and National Corn and Soybean Grower's Association, the Michigan and South Carolina Trucking Association, and NASCAR Card Holder.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Susan; brothers, Larry and Melvin "John"; and in-laws, Janney McClain, Dorothy Benore, Marjorie Abel, Jerry Kronk and Charles Jones. He is survived by his loving children, Jeffery (Joan), David (Sheri) Benore and Karen (Thomas) Postal; 8 grandchildren; Jaimie, Julia, Joseph Benore; Jessica (Bradley) Weaver, Joshua (Denise) Benore, Bradley Benore; Abigail and Jacob Postal; 1 great-grandchild Joseph Benore II; sister, Marilyn McClain; and in-laws Dorothy (Dottie) Gunter, Norbert Abel, Patricia Jones, Jan Kronk, including many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI. from 5-8 p.m., Sunday, January 12 and 3-8 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2020, with the Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 8330 Lewis Avenue, Temperance, MI 48182 where he will lie in state after 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Future Farmers of America, St. Joseph Catholic Grade School Erie, MI or charity of the donor's choice.

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Judith Ann "Judy" Bialecki

Judith Ann "Judy" Bialecki, age 72, of Sylvania, OH passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 17, 1947 in Toledo, OH to Stanley and Emily (Mankowski) Czyzewski. Judy was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of '65 and the University of Toledo. She was manager of the McDonald's at Franklin Park for 10 years, and a paraprofessional with the Sylvania School System, retiring in 2012 after 19 years of service as an aide for students with special needs. Judy was a lifelong parishioner of St. Clement Catholic Church. A skilled baker, she baked and decorated countless wedding cakes over the years. She also loved crafting and was an avid camper with some of her favorite destinations being Pokagon, Florida, Myrtle Beach, and Washington DC.

Judy is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Chester A. Bialecki; daughter, Bridget (Bill) Mack; sons, Bryan (Julie) and Brent Bialecki; grandchildren, Stephen Mack, Ericka Buck, Benjamin Mack, Sierra Buck, and Nicholas Buck; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Paul (Pat) Czyzewski; and dear friends, Lenny and Darlene Boros.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 12 from 3-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will begin Monday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass in St. Clement Church at 10 a.m. Inurnment will be at a later date in Toledo Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Kingston Memory Care facility and Ebeid Hospice for their amazing care. Memorial tributes may be given to the Parkinson Foundation or ProMedica Ebeid Hospice. Condolences can be shared at

www.sujkowski.com

Guy William Braden

Braden, Guy William, age 49 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 6, 2020. Urbanski's Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Darrel K. Kempf

Kempf, Darrel K., age 77 years, of Pettisville, OH, passed away January 8, 2020. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Norma Jean Nederhouser

Nederhouser, Norma Jean, age 73 years, of Perrysburg, OH, passed away January 7, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Erie, MI. As published in The Blade

C. Robert Ponton

C. Robert Ponton, age 83, of Maumee, passed away January 8, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital. Bob was born March 21, 1936 to Ruby and Claude Ponton. He was a graduate of Anthony Wayne High School. Bob proudly served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for over 40 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at his cabin. Most of all, Bob enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Bob was also preceded in death by his son, Mike; brother, Jim and sisters, Mary Virginia and Carol Ponton. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Margaret Ponton; daughter, Dianne (Brian) Sheets; granddaughter, Tiffanny (Aaron) Fisher; grandson, Britton (Joanne) Brainard; great-grandchildren, Colin Myerholtz, Brenden Myerholtz, Chase Fisher, Marie Brainard and Mark Brainard; his canine companion, Roxie; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive guests Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900).

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Bob's memory.

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

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Holly Josette (Hertzfeld) Potter

Holly Josette (Hertzfeld) Potter, 52, of Waterville Ohio, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Holly was born July 20, 1967, in Toledo to the late Frank and Natalie (Nordhaus) Hertzfeld.

Holly graduated from Anthony Wayne High School in 1985. She initially chose to be a stay-at-home Mom, and later found her calling as a Special Education Aide at Waterville Primary School where she worked for nine years, loving every minute she was with her kids. She is a member of St. Patrick's Providence Catholic Church of Grand Rapids Ohio where she has attended mass since she was a little girl.

Holly married Rich Potter on May 25, 1991. She is survived by the love of her life, Rich and her four children: Andrew, Brittani, Hannah and Nathan Potter. She is also survived by her nine siblings and their spouses: Heidi and Larry Rankin, Craig and Beth Hertzfeld, Andrea and Billy Seyfreid, Trent and Abby Hertzfeld, Heather McDougall, Nicole Hertzfeld, Brock and Shannon Hertzfeld, Ryan Hertzfeld, and Erica Hertzfeld.

Visitation will be held 2:00p.m. to 8:00p.m., Sunday January 12, 2020 at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home at 7220 Dutch Rd. Waterville, OH. Services to celebrate her life will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Providence Catholic Church, 14010 U.S. Highway 24, Grand Rapids, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the ALS Association. To leave an online memory please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Robert Lynn Robinson

Robert Lynn Robinson, 86, of Fruitland Park Florida passed away December 19, 2019. He was born October 7, 1933 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Walter F. And Denotha Vivian Welson Robinson.

Mr. Robinson was a tool and die machinist with Dura Corp. and Rexam where he held several patents until his retirement. He was also active in the unions during those years. In retirement, he enjoyed golf and boating and moved to Florida in 2004 from Whitehouse, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, GleeAnn of Fruitland Park, Florida; two children, Craig and Dawn Robinson of Auburn, Georgia and Stacia and Robert Phillips of Waterville, Ohio; 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Brent Robinson on October 9, 2018.

Services for Mr. Robinson will be held at a later date in Ohio. Online condolences may be left at beyersfuneralhome.com.

Judith I. Somers

Somers, Judith I., age 77 years, of Monroe, MI, passed away January 7, 2020. Merkle Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Mary Ann Swan-Davis

Mary Ann Swan-Davis was born on March 29, 1934 to Jessie P. and Mary V. Swan in Toledo, Ohio.

She graduated from Woodward High School in 1952. She was married to Morris H. Davis, deceased.

She passed away on January 2, 2020 at Foundation Park Alzheimer's Care Center.

,p>She was preceded in death by her brother, Ford Swan; sister, Nancy Swan and daughter, Ida Rose Davis. She is survived by her children, Vincent E. Swan; Karen A. Hart, Morris Henry Davis Jr., Marc A. Davis and Eugenia M. Davis; grandchildren, Nickyma L. Davis-Everett (Shaun); Sharita L. Davis; Vincent L. Flowers(Zelia); Charvett Davis and 12 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren and a host of other family and kind friends.

Mr. Bruce R. Thomas, II

Mr. Thomas, II, 40, passed Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in Tacoma, Washington. He leaves to cherish his memories, parents, Bruce R. Thomas Sr. and Gwendolyn Brown; 3 sisters; 1 brother; and a host of other loving relatives and dear friends. Memorial Service 12 noon Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Jerusalem M. B. Church, 445 Dorr St., Toledo, OH 43604, preceded by a 11:30 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. The Reverend Dr. W. L. Perryman, Jr., Pastor and Officiant.

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Elmer J. Roensing

Toensing, Elmer J., age 75 years, of Woodville, OH, passed away December 28, 2019. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Woodville, OH. As published in The Blade

Pamela Sue VonAhrens

Pamela Sue VonAhrens,60, of Holland, peacefully departed this life on January 4, 2020. The middle daughter of Donald C. Reed and Janet Withers (Guest), Pamela was born on June 15, 1959 in Toledo, and was a lifelong resident of Ohio.

A 1977 graduate of Springfield High School, Pam married her high school sweetheart, Jerry VonAhrens, and gave birth to the first of 2 children, son Randy, that same year. Daughter Michelle was born in 1980. Her children were her world and she was extremely close with them throughout her entire life.

Pam also had a lifelong love of animals, especially cats. She was always known to take in strays and try to help any animal in need. It was just one example of her incredibly huge heart. She was also very friendly and outgoing, often talking to complete strangers from all walks of life. She would befriend anyone.

Over the years she demonstrated her strong work ethic while employed at Red Roof Inn, Furniture Craft, Alternative Services and Fox Chase Apartments. She formed close friendships with her co- workers that she maintained and cherished throughout her life.

Surviving are her father, Donald Reed; mother, Janet Withers; sister, Dawn Shirey; brother, Thomas (Sandy) Withers; son, Randy VonAhrens & his fiancee, Amy Thornton (Amy's daughter, Anna Thornton & grandson, Bentley); daughter, Michelle Carrieri; grandchildren, Emerson and Arabella VonAhrens as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. She was preceded in death by her sister, Theresa Nelson.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 from 6:00-11:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 6, 1074 Clarion Ave., Holland OH 43528. In lieu of flowers the family request that a donation to any animal shelter be considered. Online condolences to

www.reebfuneralhome.com

Alberta Joy (Hickey) Williams

(Hickey) Williams, Alberta Joy, age 82 years, of Temperance, MI, passed away January 7, 2020. Capaul Funeral Home, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

January 9, 2020

Samuel G. Belll

Belll, Samuel G., age 90 years, of Bowling Green, OH, passed away January 8, 2020. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

Janet M. Bolen

Bolen, Janet M., age 84 years, of Bradner, OH, passed away January 8, 2020. Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, OH. As published in The Blade

Carlo William Carone

Carlo William Carone, age 85, of Toledo, passed away January 7, 2020. He was born August 30, 1934 in Toledo to Lorenzo and Vivian (Ancona) Carone. Bill served his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed with LOF for more than 35 years retiring in 1986. Bill enjoyed tending to his garden, fishing, boating, completed two marathons, NASCAR and Indy car and pretending as if he was 25 years old.

Bill is survived by his daughters, Cathy (Ken) Stewart and Karen Rose; granddaughters, Madeline and Lydia Rose; sister, Grace Bialorucki and brother, Vincent Carone. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Vicki Carone and brother, Michael Carone.

The family will receive guests Friday, January 10, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). The Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 434 Western Ave.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Bill's memory.

The family would like to thank Joanne Ward, Megan Ward and Al Kish for their loving care of Bill.

Go Irish!

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

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Evelyn F. Clark

Clark, Evelyn F., age 94 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away December 31, 2019. Newcomer Funeral Home, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Andrew W. Colter, Jr. "Chuzz Ruiz"

Andrew William Colter, Jr. "Chuzz Ruiz", 29, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2020. He was born in Toledo on July 3, 1990 to Andrew Colter, Sr. and Raquel Ruiz. Chuzz. He attended Anthony Wayne High School. He was a loving father, son, brother and grandson. Chuzz enjoyed fishing, bowling, golf and spending time with his family, grandparents, and friends. He was known for his bright smile and outgoing sense of humor.

Chuzz is survived by his son, Anthoni Colter; his father, Andrew Colter Sr. (Brianna); his mother, Raquel Ruiz (Kevin Harrow); brothers, Jordan, Justin and Gabriel Colter, Nathan Harrow, Billy Zeller; sister, Macie Zeller; grandparents, Ed and Margaret Ruiz, Bill and Pat Colter, and many cousins, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his cousin, Ruben Parraz, II.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Sunday, January 12, from 2-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7. The funeral will begin at Coyle on Monday, January 13, at 10 a.m. followed by Mass at Immaculate Conception Church at 11. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to his son, Anthoni Colter's fund, c/o Raquel Ruiz, Directions Credit Union. Please leave a condolence message and view Chuzz's video tribute at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

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Donald Lee Crots

Donald Crots passed away January 3, 2020. Don was born on May 15, 1940 to Rhobe and Grace Crots. Don was 79 years old at the time of his passing, after a long and productive life and career in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was employed by the University of Michigan Athletic Department for over 38 years.

Don enjoyed his many years at the University and was known to be the person that could be counted on day in and day out. He was a "person to set your watch by" as far as being on time and ready for the day, and never missing a day of work. Don was able to enjoy meeting many of the U of M Coaching staff as well as athletes over the years. He enjoyed automobiles and antique farm machinery and loved reminiscing about his childhood days of growing up on a farm in Monroe County, with his six siblings before moving to Ann Arbor, MI, in 1962.

Don was an active member of the Ann Arbor First Church of the Nazarene for over 40 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed being with his family on camping and fishing trips. Despite his physical handicaps/disabilities, Don became an avid snowmobiler during the 70s and 80s, cruised to Alaska, and spent time in small aircraft, including helicopters. Don never let his limitations slow him down in life and he never shirked a task. He was always known to be cheerful in all circumstances.

Don is survived by his brothers, Lyle (Marilyn) Crots of Ottawa Lake, MI, Lynn (Diane) Crots of Deerfield, MI; sister, Darlene (Tom) Creque of Decatur, IN; brothers, Louis (Patricia) Crots of Florence, AZ, Larry (Victoria) Crots of Wild Rose, WI and Leslie (Nancy) Crots of South Lyon, MI. He is also survived by a very large group of nieces and nephews and cousins that all knew him as "Duck", who always enjoyed his time with his family and a good sense of humor.

Don is preceded in death by his father, Rhobe Crots and mother, Grace Crots, both long time Ann Arbor area residents.

The Service will be held on Saturday January 11, 2020 at Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, OH. Viewing and visitation to begin at 10 a.m. with the service immediately following at 11:30 a.m.

Those wishing to offer memorials in Donald's Memory, are asked to consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Albertha Tinisi Dagbe-Williams

November 10, 1950 – December 24, 2019

Albertha Tinisi Dagbe-Williams passed away, December 24, 2019. She was born on November 10, 1950, in Monrovia, Montserrado County, Liberia, to the union of the late Frederick Wiagbe Dagbe and Ella Tarloh Togba-Dagbe. She was the seventh of nine children.

Immediately after Albertha's birth, the family moved to Filokri, Lower Sasstown, when her father was elected to the Liberia National Legislature as a Representative for Sasstown Territory. She received her early education at the St. Paul Catholic School in Sasstown. Upon completion of St. Paul, Albertha was sent to Bromley Mission in Virginia, Montserrado County, and later transferred to B. W. Harris Episcopal High School in Monrovia. She completed her high school education at Bishop Ferguson High School in Harper, Maryland County.

Albertha was baptized at an early age into the United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Georgia Patton United Methodist in Monrovia, the family church. Later, she would join the Episcopal Church, her paternal denomination, as a member of the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Monrovia.

After graduating from high school, she worked for the Nigerian Embassy in Monrovia as a secretary and later for the Department of Treasury (Ministry of Finance) as an accountant.

Following the death of her father in 1970, Albertha moved to the United States, first settling in New Jersey and Maryland before moving to Toledo, Ohio, where she lived until her demise. While in Toledo, Albertha continued her education and earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration. She worked for Franklin Business, Fifth Third Bank and Kroger. At Fifth Third Bank, she was a Teller for many years until her retirement in 2008. After a few years of retirement bliss, she joined the Kroger Corporation and worked until 2017.

Albertha was an active member of the Liberian Association of Toledo. She was also active in the Democratic Party of Ohio, Toledo Committee. One of the highlights of working with the Committee was meeting her Congresswoman, Marcy Kaptur, and making a case for healthcare.

She was a very active and supportive member of the All Saints Episcopal Church, where she was a member until her death. She was always willing to serve in any capacity to further the mission of the church.

Family was very important to Albertha. Her children and grandchildren were the love of her life. She was instrumental in organizing the Togba Family Reunion. She hosted the first Reunion in Toledo. Family and friends were a stable in her household.

Albertha valued the importance of education and insisted that her children and grandchildren do the same. She was an avid reader. Her passion was history and politics, and was known as the family historian. Her dream was to go back to Sasstown and establish the Fredrick W. and Ella T. Dagbe Children Library headquartered at 10 Seaside Avenue, Dagbesville, in Sasstown. She loved to sew and was good at it - something she learned from watching her mother. She was known in the community for her beautiful designs and outfits.

Albertha loved her culture. She embraced it with a passion. She loved the music, dancing and the dialect. She was a member of the Sons and Daughters of Sasstown (SADOS). After nearly forty years in America, she was still very eloquent in Kru, her native Liberian language. If she did not want you to know something, she said it in Kru.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick Weagbe and Ella Togbe-Dagbe; and siblings, Sophia, Joseph, Lawrence, Elkanah, Augustine and Victor.

She leaves to cherish her memories her children, Christopher N. Sekpeh, Jr., (Sasha), Ella T. Gorgla, Natina A. Nimene and John W. Nimene (Garmeh); grandchildren, Sofia, Veronika and Maxwell; siblings, Agnes N. Dagbe and Eugene Dagbe of Liberia, and Mabel Dagbe-Green (Larry), of Atlanta, Georgia; her aunty, Cecelia Blamo; nieces, nephews, cousins, host of other relatives and wonderful friends.

Mommy, you will be missed dearly. We love you so much.

Wake Keeping, Friday, January 10, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dale-Riggs Funeral Home Chapel, 572 Nebraska Avenue., Toledo, Ohio 43604 Phone: (419) 248-4254, Fax: (419) 244-0767 Website: www.dalefh.com

Funeral Service, Saturday, January 11, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (family hour) 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. All Saints Episcopal Church, 563 Pinewood, Toledo, Ohio 43604, (419) 246-2461

Repast, Saturday, January 11, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Holland Gardens Banquet Hall, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland, Ohio 43528, Phone: (419) 866-9485

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Judith Davis

Davis, Judith, age 70 years, of Maumee, OH, passed away January 6, 2020. Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee, OH. As published in The Blade

Jean H. Deye

Jean H. Deye, age 94, of Sylvania, passed away January 7, 2020, at Vibrant Life Senior Living. She was born on November 16, 1925, to Emmett and Marion (Comstock) Brooks. Jean married her high school sweetheart, Roland Deye, on December 24, 1943, in San Diego CA, and together raised 4 children.

Jean grew up on Centennial Road in the Medusa Gardens, and graduated from Sylvania Burnham High School in 1943. She played the saxophone in the high school band and participated in numerous clubs and extracurricular activities. Jean lived in San Diego while Roland was in the Navy during WW II and worked bagging lunches for the troops. She later worked for Dr. Franklin Michota for 16 ½ years, retiring in 1986. Jean enjoyed cooking, playing cards, traveling with Roland throughout the United States visiting historical sites, Friday lunches at Ventura's restaurant with family, and watching the Detroit Tigers. One of her fondest memories was attending the World Series in 1968 when Detroit played the St. Louis Cardinals. Jean also enjoyed getting together with her high school classmate and organizing class reunions. Jean loved reading book and was a frequent visitor to the Sylvania library. Most important to Jean however, was spending time with her family.

Jean is survived by her children, Kathleen Ritenour, Kevin (Cheryl), and Annette (Matt) Mazziotti; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roland; daughter, Cynthia Barto; and sister, Donna Van Winkle.

Family and friends may gather at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. The family suggests any contributions to ProMedica Hospice in Jean's memory. The family would like to thank the staff at Vibrant Life Senior Living and Promedica Hospice for their compassion and care. Online condolences to

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Barbara E. (DeWitt) Ford

In a world graced with many superlative mothers, Barbara E. Ford stood out. During her time among us, she was a passionate champion of education, a determined contributor to her community and, above all else, an extraordinary mother: selfless, tireless, encouraging and inspiring. Her exceptional story came to its bittersweet conclusion - its denouement, as she would have instructed - at the age of 70 in her home in Delta, during the early morning of Tuesday, January 7, 2020. At her side during her final hours were all of her immediate family and grandchildren. A farmer's daughter and proud of it, she was born in Wauseon on August 2, 1949 to the late Harlan DeWitt and Bernice (Payne) DeWitt. She graduated from Delta High School in 1967, where she met her loving husband, Michael S. Ford. They were married on February 17, 1968. Together they raised 5 boys, while she earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Toledo University. For over 35 years, Barb taught English and Reading with the Toledo Public Schools, before retiring in 2010. In 1983, she and Mike returned to Delta, where Barb dedicated her relentlessly positive energy to countless civic responsibilities, including a period as President of the . Pike-Delta-York School Board. Upon retiring, Barb enjoyed her grandchildren, travelled the world, and continued her lifelong hobbies of gardening and reading. She was a member of St. Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon. Along with her parents, Barb was preceded in death by her infant son David and brother Richard DeWitt. She is survived by her husband Michael; sons Stephen (Ludmila) Ford, Jeffrey (Ana) Ford, Michael (Jessica) Ford, Gregory Ford, and Timothy (Meredith) Ford; grandchildren, Ian, Gabriela, Lucas, Victor, Livia, Bruno, Elizabeth, Abigail, Sophia, Eloise, Lucille, Patrick and Frances Ford; and sister, Margaret Lehman. Friends and family will be received at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11th at Valleywood Golf Club, 13501 Airport Highway in Swanton, Ohio. A celebration of life will follow immediately thereafter at that location. Private interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta, at a later date. Barb believed deeply in the importance of both reading and community. In lieu of flowers, the family therefore requests that memorial contributions be given in her memory to Delta Public Library, 402 Main St., Delta, Ohio 43515.

Laura J. Fredericks

Laura J. Fredericks, age 81, of Sylvania, passed away peacefully Monday, January 6, 2020 at her daughter's home in Ann Arbor, MI. She was born on June 21, 1938 in Jellico, Tennessee. Laura worked for many years at Kmart on Manhattan Blvd. She loved watching Michigan football and Tennessee basketball and spending time at the Lakehouse. Laura's smile and spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, James Fredericks; and her 3 brothers. Laura is survived by her loving children, Shawn Fredericks and Chad (Debra) Fredericks; granddaughters, Sydney and Abby Fredericks; many nieces, nephews, dear friends and neighbors.

The family will receive guests on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Newcomer – Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin on Monday, January 13, 2020 a 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Mark Wentz. Interment will follow in Whiteford Union Cemetery, Lambertville, MI.

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Ralph H. "Bud" Greenawalt

Ralph H. "Bud" Greenawalt, 89, of Alexis Gardens, passed away on January 6, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital of Maumee after a brief illness. While at Alexis Gardens, he was pleased to serve as an "ambassador," welcoming all that entered. He was born in Toledo on October 14, 1930 to Charlotte and Ralph Greenawalt.

Bud was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School Class of 1948. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, being honorably discharged with the rank of Sargent. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by National Family Opinion. Bud was very involved with his girls' interests, serving as president, occasional bus driver, and treasurer for the Marilynettes Baton and Drum Corp. Bud was involved at Start High School with the Sideliner's Athletic Boosters and Band Boosters. He was a member of the Toledo Glass Club, United Commercial Travelers, and Grace Lutheran Church. Bud loved to travel. During the 1970, he explored the continental U.S. with his girls in the "Green Van." Many great memories were made. He returned to Europe with his first wife Barb to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Bud and his second wife, Velma, shared an adventure of a lifetime spending 5 weeks in Australia and New Zealand.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Joy (David) Miller, Jackie (Steven) Sutter, Jill (Jack) Duly, Jerri (Larry) Buchanan; grandchildren, Anthony (Katie) and Tim Sutter, Stephanie (P.J.) Frasure, Crystal (Megan) Briggs, Joshua and Daniel Miller, Emma (Dustin) Carroll, Nathan and Sidney Buchanan; great-grandchildren, Zeke and Jayce Frasure, Ambrea, Zachary and Lillian Carroll; sister, Betty Kern; step-children, Ruth Anne (Steven) Jackson, Arthur (Cynthia ) Winzenried, many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara of 33 years, and his second wife, Velma of 17 years; brother, William; step-daughter, Linda Black.

Friends are invited to visit on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave. Visitation will also begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St. where funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Graveside prayers and military honor's will follow at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Grace Lutheran Church. To send his family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com.

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Robert Hall

Robert J. Hall, age 95 of Toledo, Ohio, passed away at Ebeid Hospice on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. He was born in Cambridge Ohio on August 2, 1924 to his parents George and Viola Hall.

Robert was a longtime member of Mayfair Plymouth Congregational Church. Robert was in the Army Air Force during WWII and was enlisted in Air Force Reserve for 20 plus years. He was employed as an Industrial Specialist with the United States Federal Government, retiring in 1989.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Betty Hall; his parents; 5 brothers; 2 sisters and 2 great granddaughters.

Robert is survived by his loving children, Karen (Lawrence) Koester, Sharon (Harold) Dobson, Sally (William) Lung and Michael Hall. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 2 great, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Robert will be at Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Rd. (at Alexis) 419-473-1301 on Friday, January 10 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 11, at the funeral home beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

Robert's family would like to "Thank" Ebeid Hospice for their loving care of their Dad.

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Emma W. Maassell

Maassell, Emma W., age 95 years, of Deshler, OH, passed away January 7, 2020. Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Donald S. "Corky" Marshalko

Donald S. Marshalko, 81, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Perrysburg Commons. He was born on March 1, 1938 in Toledo, Ohio to Mike and Helen Marshalko. Corky attended Waite High School and served 6 years in the Army National Guard. Corky married his wife, Johnette on September 10, 1966. He worked for GM Powertrain for over 40 years, retiring in 2002. Corky was a car fanatic. He worked on cars and had everything from a 38 Ford to a 63 ½ Galaxie, and V-8 Vega's. Corky entered car shows and drag raced and was even sponsored by Brondes Ford in 1964 & 1965 with his Ford Thunderbolt.

Corky is survived by his children, Mike (Amy) Marshalko, Donna (Brian) Powell, Jodi (Steve) Lonis, and Debbie Bobosky; grandchildren, Alex, Lauren, Chase, Emily, Daniel, McKenna, Chriscinda and Melissa; brother, Ronald Marshalko and his furry pets, Dayna, Zeena, Octane, and Smoky Joe. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Johnette; brother, Robert and his sister, Doris.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd. in Oregon on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Wood County Humane Society.

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Juanita M. Miller

Miller, Juanita M., age 92 years, of Holland, OH, passed away January 7,2020. Neville-Shank Funeral Home, Holland, OH. As published in The Blade

William L. Osborne

William "Bill" Osborne, 81, of Whitehouse Ohio passed away in his residence January 6, 2020. Bill was the son of Wilson and Pearl (Jenkins) Osborne. He was born March 13, 1938 in Pound, Virginia and was proud of his commitment serving in the U.S. Navy. Bill was considered an artist in his trade as a brick mason, recently receiving his 50-year pin from the Local 3 BAC.

Fish are breathing easier now that Bill has pulled his last hook out of the water, except for the ones packaged in the 2 chest freezers out back. He was often seen (or 'busted') at many local fishing holes which can not be listed here due to strict instructions from Bill. He was an avid member of the NWOB (Northwest Ohio Bassmaster Club).

Bill was preceded in death by his wife Freda. Surviving are his daughters, Pam (Mike) Naumann, Yvonne Hartman, Tricia (Keith) Osborne-Farris; son, Billy "Boy" (Penny) Osborne; brother, Roger Osborne; and sisters, Earlene Zarrella, Vongia Osborne. Lovingly known as 'Poppy' by many, including his grandchildren, Jessica (Joseph), Joe, Megan, Melissa (Josh), Matt (Morgan), Nikki, Ashlee (T.J), Cody, and Cage. Also surviving are many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and large-mouth bass.

The family will receive friends at the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd. on Friday January 10, 2020 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens. The family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Please view and sign Bill's condolence page at Berstickerscottfuneralhome.com

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Gerry E. Place Sr.

Gerry E. Place Sr., 69, died at home in Toledo on Sunday, January. 5, 2020. He has joined his sons, Danny and Gerry Jr. and his brothers, Jack and Don, in Heaven. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Catherine (Oliver) Place and his daughter Kim Sizemore (Tom). He also leaves behind many grandchildren and great grandchildren to carry on his legacy. His parents were Forrest and Dorothy Place (Greenwood). He is also survived by siblings, Jan, Terry, Doreen, and Dawn; as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Gerry worked for the City of Toledo as a Heavy Equipment Operator in Sewer Maintenance. He retired at the age of 51 after 30 years of service. After retirement he met with former co-workers for breakfast weekly. He was a good friend who was loved by all. He worked a part time job at Menards for many years after retiring. He loved to play golf and watch college football, especially Ohio State football.

Gerry coached Pee Wee Baseball for Marshall School from 1978-1990. He was like a second father to the kids on his teams, they all loved him! His son Gerry Jr. was on the team and Danny was the bat boy. When his son Danny got sick, Gerry and Cathy cared for him at home when he was in a coma. Gerry continued to coach even though the medical care at home was very demanding. His compassion, kindness, and generosity were always at play in his life. He always reached out to help neighbors when they needed assistance.

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Pat's of Heatherdowns. Luncheon will follow the mass for family and friends.

The family would like to thank Little Bit for her many years of friendship and help during the cancer treatment. They also thank Ohio Living for their compassionate hospice support during this difficult time.

To leave a special message to the family please visit the Facebook page for American Cremation Events.

Any tributes to Gerry's memory can be made to the United Leukodystrophy Foundation.

Dennis E. Pryba

Dennis Eugene Pryba, 77, of Holland, Ohio passed away unexpectedly in Georgia on Friday, January 3, 2020, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born May 15, 1942 in Toledo to Edmond and Ann (Borie) Pryba. He graduated from Woodward High School with the class of 1960 and enlisted into the United States Navy where he honorably served his country with an honorable discharge in 1964. Dennis was an entrepreneur, owning many different businesses throughout his career, most recently he supported himself by driving truck for Steve's Tree Service. In his free time, Dennis could often be found reading about history or out on his boat.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his nephew, David Eckhardt. To cherish his memory, he leaves his son, Dennis Pryba Jr. of Washington DC; siblings, Karl Pryba of Holland and Barbara (Richard) Eckhardt of Lambertville; nephew, Steve Pryba of Holland; and nieces, Elizabeth (Jeremy) Terwilliger of Whitehouse, Susan (Kevin) Haberknap of Lambertville and Anne Eckhardt of Toledo.

Friends may gather from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Neville-Shank Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland, (419)865-8879 where military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. under the auspices of the Lambertville VFW Post 9656 and the United States Navy. Those wishing to send condolences or share memories may do so by visiting www.neville-funeral.com.

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Joseph R. Refi

Joseph R. Refi, age 82, of Toledo went to heaven December 7, 2019 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Joseph was born October 8, 1937 to Joseph and Bertha Refi.

Joseph is survived by his loving companion Pat Birr; daughter Christine (Rusty) Wiells; sons John (Lori) Refi, Joseph (Sandra) Refi; step-son, Larry (Carol) Bowers; sisters, Marcella Duwve, Pat (Richard) Szymanski and Carol Wesley; brothers-in-law, Jim DuPre and Jim Simon; nephew Rick (Nancy) Birr; niece Tammy (John) Boellner; grandchildren and a host of other nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; wife Thelma "Terrie" Refi; sisters, Barbara DuPre and Sharon Simon.

Memorial service will be held January 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Toledo Memorial Park Chapel of Peace presided by Father Francis Speier.

Mary Ann Roach

Roach, Mary Ann, age 85 years, of Rossford, OH, passed away January 8, 2020. Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, OH. As published in The Blade

David John Schena

David John Schena, 58, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

David was born on January 17, 1961 in Toledo Hospital and has been a lifelong area resident. He was a longtime employee of Midwest Granite and Stone in Holland, Ohio before becoming the owner along with his father in 2003. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, but most all, he loved the many peaceful hours he would spend fishing on his boat, Our Obsession. He was also very devoted to his son, Davey, and loved attending his baseball games.

David is survived by his longtime partner, Tammie Huth, and their son, Davey (14); his mother, Jane Schena, Toledo; sister, Kimberly Schena, Toledo; brother, Don Schena and wife, Carla Melton, Longmont, CO; niece, Marisa Schena, Noblesville, Indiana; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Don Schena, Toledo, and nephew, Mitchell Schena.

Arrangements are being handled by Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, OH. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Contributions can be made in David's memory to the American Heart Association. Online Condolences to

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Kenneth W. Schnitkey

Schnitkey, Kenneth W., age 69 years, of Napoleon, OH, passed away January 7, 2020. Walker-Hoening Mortuary, Napoleon, OH. As published in The Blade

Charles W. Sears

Charles W. Sears, age 88 of Rossford, Ohio passed away on January 7, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio surrounded by his family. He was born on April 15, 1931 in Toledo to Holland and Mary (Noble) Sears. Charles attended Ohio State School for the Deaf in Columbus, Ohio where he excelled at football. It was at a school Halloween Party he met his wife, Theresa Pietrantano. Charles was employed as a quality control test clerk at Libbey Glass in Toledo for 35 years, where he worked with his father, wife, daughter and son in-law. Charles enjoyed woodworking and antique collecting. He was an avid fan of Ohio State and the Detroit Tigers. Charles was a member of the Libbey Glass Onizer Club, the Flint Glass worker Local 700, Fraternal Order of the Deaf, The Catholic Diocese Deaf Ministry, Toledo Deaf Club and Toledo Senior Deaf Club where he also served terms as treasurer. He was also a support service provider for the Ohio Association for the Deaf and Blind and a parishioner at St. PiusX Church.

Surviving is his loving wife of 67 years, Theresa; daughters, Colleen (James) Wagner and Janet (Dennis) Meacham; grandchildren, Jamie (Eric) Reinhart, James (Erin) Wagner, Jr., Justin (Jacolyn) Wagner, Amanda (Joseph) Caig, Ashely (Vincent) DiMasso and Madeline Meacham. Also surviving are great grandchildren, Benjamin, Nicholas and Elena Reinhart, Emma, Lukas and Dylan Wagner, Brady Caig, Gino and Owen DiMasso and baby girl DiMasso on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gene Sears.

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home, 830 Lime City Rd. on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. where recitation of the Rosary will take place at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 628 Lime City Rd. Rossford, OH 43460. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania. Memorial contributions may be directed to The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio or Deaf Services Center, 1002 Garden Lake Pkwy, Toledo, OH 43614. To leave online expressions of sympathy please visit www.walkerfuneralhomes.com

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James Edward Shirla

Shirla, James Edward, age 86 years, of New Bravia, OH, passed away January 7, 2020. Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Holgate, OH. As published in The Blade

Donald N. Thurber

Donald Neal Thurber, 92, of LaSalle, Michigan died on Jan 6th 2020 due to complications from a 2015 stroke, in the comfort and care of the IHM Sisters and family.

Don is survived by his wife of 66 yrs, Mary Ann (Fleischman); daughters, Annamae (Eddie) Pierce and Amy Thurber Smith; sons, Neal (Diane), Matthew (Cory), Noel (Lisa) and Samuel (Maggie) and sisters, Sally (Earl dec) Remy and Mary Ellen (Harry dec) Black. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard. Don is the son of Horace Chamberlain Jr. and Eleanor (Schulte) Thurber of Detroit, Michigan. He and Mary Ann have twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Don served two years in the US Navy in the Philippine Islands during WW2. After graduating from the University of Toledo he began his career as an elementary teacher in the Mason Consolidated Schools, during which he also completed a Masters Degree from Eastern Michigan University. In 1959 he took a position with Gibraltar Schools and later became principal of Chapman Elementary where he retired in 1984. During Don's early teaching years he developed D'Nealian Handwriting, a new method of teaching handwriting that revolutionized the ease and legibility of learning handwriting. In 2002 Don was elected to the Monroe County School Board where he served two terms. Don's personal and professional focus was always on helping children develop their confidence to succeed.

Don and Mary Ann resided on the shore of western Lake Erie where they raised their family, with a focus on enjoying the Lake and its natural beauty. In 1991 he received the Michigan Minute Man Award from the Governor for outstanding community service in bringing gas, water and sewer lines to Grandview Beach and North Shores neighborhoods. Don served as the unofficial Mayor of Grandview Beach and was known for occasionally starting each summer day with a hearty "good morning world" shouted from the seawall. He loved to sail Lake Erie on his sailboat Ms.T and Put-in-Bay was a favorite destination (starting at age 15 when he worked aboard the steamer Put-in-Bay). He was a life-long member of Monroe Boat Club and was a core member in developing their Junior Sailing program.

Special thanks and gratitude to the IHM Sisters and their entire organization for their loving care and support of Don throughout his stay. Memorial donations may be made to the IHM Sisters, 610 West Elm St. Monroe Michigan 48162 and/or Monroe Salvation Army 815 East 1st St Monroe Michigan 48162. The family plans a summer memorial.

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Robert “Bob” Van Scoyoc

Van Scoyoc, Robert “Bob”, age 91 years, of Deshler, OH, passed away January 8, 2019. Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, OH. As published in The Blade

Richard J. Wammes

Wammes, Richard J., age 75 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away January 6, 2020. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Vernadine M. (Thoms) Watkins

Vernadine M. (Thoms) Watkins was born on July 25, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio. She passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the age of 93 at Genacross Village of Wolfcreek, Holland, Ohio.

Moms favorite pastime was shopping and dressing in beautiful clothes and accessorizing with her beautiful jewelry. She loved her eye shadow and her make-up. She cared for and babysat for numerous young families. She knew the bus routes by heart and she took her grandchildren to lunch and shopping trips all by bus. Vernadine also loved traveling with her late husband, Will Watkins. When she wasn't shopping, babysitting or eating out, she was engaged with Jehovah's Witness in bible study and teaching the work that she loved. She never met a stranger, she was a people person.

Mama was preceded in death by both parents, Harold and Margrett Thoms; her sister, Betty Steinson; brother, Harold Thoms, Jr; and her husband, Will Watkins. She is survived by her brother, Richard Thoms; sister, Carol (Thoms) Martin; her only child and son, Lamont (Jessie) Lockard; grandchildren, Desmond Lockard, Darrell Lockard, and Misty Lockard; 6 great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.

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Vernadine's family thanks all of her friends for their time visiting, singing songs, and praying with mama, both prior to and during her stay at Wolfcreek. Special thanks to the staff at Wolfcreek for a great job attending to Mom's needs and communicating with the family. The family also wishes to thank ProMedica Hospice and all of her other healthcare providers. Last but not least, the family extends their deepest gratitude to all of the loving people who visited Wolfcreek to see their own loved ones and ended up spending time with mom.

A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 1722 Cherry St, Toledo, OH 43608 on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 3 p.m.

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David “Tube” Joseph Watruba

Watruba, David “Tube” Joseph, age 40 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 8, 2020. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon, OH. As published in The Blade

Mary Ann Matheney Kopp Wolfe

Mary Ann Matheney Kopp Wolfe, (MAMKW), age 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Mt. Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, OH. Mary Ann was born in Toledo, Ohio on January 31, 1935, the daughter of Anna Lou (Sims) & Wilfred Thurman Matheney. She was a 1953 graduate of Perrysburg High School and 1956 graduate of Flower Hospital School of Nursing in Toledo. During her nursing career she worked as an industrial nurse with Owens-Illinois and then for Dr. Fraser, Baldoni, Domini & Schneider in Perrysburg and Dr. Robert Kuhn in Columbus. She was a former member of Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg and current member of Christ Lutheran Church, Bexley. Mary Ann enjoyed thrifting and playing Euchre and Bunko. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and especially loved being "Granny" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Along with her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her beloved first husband of 10 years, Orlan F. Kopp in 1966 and her beloved second husband of 40 years, Thomas A. Wolfe in 2018; in-laws, Elmer A. and Lida A. (Kazmaier) Kopp and Arthur H. and Grace C. Wolfe.

She is survived by her children, Nelson (Linda) Kopp, Matt (Linda) Wolfe, Brad (Judy) Kopp, Beth (Gregg) Suver, Bethany (Mick) Merz, Lida (Mike) Ryan, Amy Wolfe Lovins and Jon Wolfe; her grandchildren, Jennifer Wolfe (Stacey Salyers), Melissa (Mike) Crawford, Andrea (Josh) Cywinski, Christopher Kopp, Jeremy (Christie) Kopp, Noah Ryan, Kellin Ryan, Emily Suver, Ethan Suver, Thomas and Emma Wolfe and their mother Sue, Lucas and Alexa Lovins and their father Mike; her great-grandchildren, Isabella Crawford, Cora Cywinski, Jack Crawford, Sophia Kopp, Hazel Cywinski and Eloise Kopp; sister Sally S. Craden; nephews Michael (Diane) Craden and Scott Craden; sister-in-law, Norma Wolfe; niece, Judy Ryan and nephew, Mike Wolfe; and very special family friend, Bob Shank.

Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Christ Lutheran Church, 2314 E. Main St., Bexley, OH 43209 where the family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Pastors Tim Iseringhausen and Denny Asp officiating. An additional visitation will be held 2-6 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg, OH. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 13, 2020 at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery, Perrysburg. In lieu of flowers, the contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, Bexley. Visit www.witzlershank.com to share memories or extend condolences.

Latoya “Toya” Young

Young, Latoya “Toya”, age 36 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 1, 2020. Habegger Funeral Service, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Steven Alan Young, Sr.

Young, Sr., Steven Alan, age 71 years, of Fostoria, OH, passed away January 8, 2020. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

January 8, 2020

Sherry Joan Ball

Sherry Joan Ball, born December 30, 1950, of Toledo, Ohio, formerly of Grand Rapids, Ohio passed away January 5, 2020 peacefully around family and friends. Daughter of Donna Hatzidakis and father Walter Baginski (both deceased). She is survived by daughter, Heather West; son, Todd Ball; and son-in-law, Randy West. She had 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Please join us for a celebration of life January 11, 2020 at the America Legion Post 587, 2020 Alexis Rd Toledo Ohio from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Constance C. Barber

Constance "Connie" Barber, age 68, of Sylvania passed away January 4, 2020, surrounded by her family at Ebeid Hospice.

Connie was born on February 15, 1951 in Detroit, MI to George and Kathleen (Tegels) Kucsulain. She grew up in Berkley, Michigan where she attended Berkley High School along side of her closest childhood friends. On August 31, 1979 she married her husband, Steve Barber. They began to raise their two sons Dennis and Jason and daughter, Katie before relocating to Sylvania, Ohio in 1987 where they have been blessed with the same neighborhood families for 32 years.

Connie worked for the Sylvania Schools for 26 years and made many life long friendships along the way. During that time she enjoyed golfing, Saturday night bowling league with her husband and friends, traveling, staying up to date with family and friends by phone calls or visits, and cooking for the people she loved. She was a perfectionist that had an eye for detail in everything she saw. More importantly, she cherished spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Her beautiful smile, contagious laugh, and unconditional love she gave to so many will be greatly missed.

Connie is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Steve Barber; children Dennis (Marie) Hermani, Jason (Beth) Hermani, and Katie (Jim) Meyer; 8 grandchildren; sisters Michelle (Bob) Hope and Marlene (Hugh) Gorlitz; and her beloved pup, Sami.

Family and friends may gather at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at King of Glory Lutheran Church on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 12 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. The family suggests any contributions be made out to The Victory Center in Connie's memory.

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Judith L. Bodette

Bodette, Judith L., age 79 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 3, 2020 . Walker Funeral Homes, Toledo, OH. As published in The Blade

Melvin Bridges

Melvin Lee Bridges, age 81, of Ottawa Hills, passed away at home Saturday, January 4, 2020. Melvin was born on February 7, 1938, in Toledo, Ohio, the only child of Dolly (Whitney) Powell and Booker Bridges. He graduated from Waite High School and after graduation went to work for the Berman Wine Company.

On April 21, 1961, Melvin was drafted to serve in the United States Army and was stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Georgia. He credits his service with teaching him respect and responsibility and was honorably discharged.

In 1962, at age 24, Melvin became an hourly employee in the stamping division at Willys Motors Inc., later the Kaiser Jeep Corporation in 1963. Melvin quickly advanced and was the first African American Supervisor at Jeep. Around 1974, Melvin was promoted to Superintendent of the Stamping Division and later became Executive Manager of the Stamping Division in 1991. As Executive Manager, Melvin was responsible for approximately 500 employees, including press operators and support, maintenance, and die shop personnel over three shifts. The Stamping Division provided automotive parts for production of all vehicles made at the Jeep assembly facility and for vehicles manufactured at other assembly plants. During Melvin's 40 year career, the Jeep brand was owned by six different entities. While Executive Manager of the Stamping Division, Melvin made it a point to know all of his employees by name, walking the floor regularly and greeting everyone with a handshake.

Melvin retired in 2001 from Jeep, then owned by Daimler Chrysler. Following his retirement, Melvin remained active by serving as a board member of the Jeep Country Federal Credit Union and as president of the Jeep Management Retiree Club where he served for more than 10 years, keeping members informed about their retirement benefits and changes in the corporation.

Melvin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toledo where he pledged and was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Beta Xi Chapter, on April 20, 1957. He remained a life-long member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc., Toledo Alumni Chapter, serving as a member of the Board of Directors, and formerly as the chapter's Strategus. He was also a member of the Amazon Lodge No. 4, Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons, and the Maumee River Yacht Club.M

Melvin loved taking his family out to dinner. While his son was in college, he and his wife Mary would take him to dinner every Sunday night. Melvin also loved to travel, especially anywhere with water. He and Mary went on many cruises including the Tom Joyner Cruise several times. In 2014, Melvin treated the whole family to a Disney Cruise for Christmas. It was the best Christmas ever!

Melvin was an extremely generous husband, father, and friend and his family will miss him every day.

Melvin was predeceased by his mother and father. He is survived by his wife, Mary J. Bridges, his son, Jonathan L. Bridges (Angelita), and grandchildren Donavan L. and Olivia.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at The House of Day Funeral Service, 2550 Nebraska Ave. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. preceded by a 10:00 a.m. Wake at Indiana Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 640 Indiana Ave., Pastor Dr. John E. Roberts.

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Raymond R. Burrows

Raymond R. Burrows passed away Jan 4, 2020 at Mercy St. Charles Hospital with family by his side. He was born July 9, 1942 to Frank and Bernadette Burrows. Raymond served in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban missile crisis from 1959 to 1962 as a petty officer 3rd class. He worked as a millwright for 21 years at Koppers in Toledo. Later he joined VFW Post 5536 and held office as commander for nearly 20 years. During his term, he became All-American district commander in 93-94 and is a lifetime member of VFW Post 3338. Ray made it his passion to help all veterans and cancer patients or anyone with critical illnesses. He's held many charitable fundraisers for all causes along with his loving wife of 51 years before her passing of cancer.

Ray is preceded in death by wife, Marjorie; daughter, Robin, and his sisters and brothers. He is survived by his children, William (Sis), Aaron (Corrine), Rodney (Kelly), Deborah (Chuck), Ryan (Heather); children in RI: Raymond Jr. and Debra; and brother, Clyde (Judy); and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 2-7 p.m. with a funeral service to be held at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Nightingales Harvest.

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Carolyn Elizabeth Collins

Carolyn Collins, 71, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on January 5, 2020. She was born on August 26, 1948 in Waverly, Ohio to Wayne and Mildred Lightle. Carolyn worked many years for Haas Jordan. Her family was her pride and joy. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed.

Carolyn is survived by her children, Mark (Claudia) Collins, Samuel Collins and Melisa (Vince) Ramos; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, John (Becky), Tim, Linda (Larry), Donna and Berta. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jimmy and sisters, Barbara, Ramona and Naomi.

Visitation will be held at Freck Funeral Chapel on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m.

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Hildagarde W. "Hildie" Condon

Hildagarde W. "Hildie" Condon, age 92, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Swan Creek Retirement Village. Hildagarde was born April 16, 1927 as one of eight children to Fred and Laura Condon in Point Place, where she lived 76 years at the same address. She attended Edgewater Elementary School, Point Place Junior High, and Harriet Whitney High School. Hildagarde took on the name "Hildie" early in her newspaper career by her co-workers and was known as "Aunt Garde" to her family and friends. She will be remembered for her caring, compassionate, and giving nature. She was loved by all who met her.

Hildagarde worked various jobs until the 1940s when she began working at the Toledo Times Morning Newspaper in their circulation department. She remained with the Times until the paper closed in 1975. Hildie then worked at the Toledo Blade in circulation from 1975 until her retirement. While working for the papers, Hildie held various leadership positions including supervisor of the circulation customer service department and secretary of the Blade-Times PVC Lounge Committee. She was a member and a steward of the Toledo Newspaper Guild and a member of the Blade-Times Retiree Club. Hildagarde was a lifetime member of the First Apostolic Church. She served in the cradle roll and nursery for several years and was chairman of the greeters.

Hildagarde is survived by a brother, Clarence Condon; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Fred, Thurman, Harold and Edward; and sisters, Lucy and Betty. Her greatest joy was being a caregiver to her parents, grandparents, family and friends. She was devoted and loved her family.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to niece, Becky and her husband Mike, for welcoming and caring for Hildegarde in their home for the past 7 1/2 years. They also want to thank Ohio Living Hospice, especially Sean and Kathie, for the wonderful care they provided.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 9, 2020 at First Apostolic Church, 5701 W. Sylvania Ave., from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.

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John George Dobson, Sr.

Sunday, January 5, 2020, a young man walked into Heaven and up to the young lady waiting for him and said, "How about a cup of tea, Rosie?" And they were finally back together.

John George Dobson, Sr. was born on September 29, 1927 to Walter E. Dobson and Josephine (Bartlett) Dobson in Paterson, NJ. During his childhood, they moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he was raised until he joined the Navy at age 17 in May, 1945, during the last months of World War II. He would serve again during the Korean War, finally separating from active duty in 1952 by Honorable Discharge. Upon his return home, he found work in the engineering office of the Erie Railroad, where he met Rosemary Comiskey, who would become Rosemary Dobson on January 16, 1954. Together they would raise six sons and a daughter and were only separated in body, not spirit, by Rosemary's death in 2014. For the next years, John served his family as patriarch, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, advisor, and friend, teaching all of his children how to age with grace, dignity, and class. But he longed always to return to Rosemary's side.

As a young man, John worked at the railroad until he moved to United Airlines, where he would work for the next 27 years. During that time, he moved his family from Cleveland to Monclova, Ohio, and again to South Toledo, working as a cargo agent at the Toledo Express Airport. When it became apparent that United Airlines would discontinue its service out of Toledo Express, John retired at age 55 and went back to school, receiving a certificate in Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning and graduated as the MVP of his class. After graduation, he took a position in HVAC at the Medical College of Ohio, ultimately moving to the position of electrician. He retired from MCO and spent the following years enjoying his family. He and Rosemary moved to Plummer's Landing, Kentucky and later to Maysville, looking after his boys there and their families. When Rosemary passed he returned to the Toledo area and lived with his son John, Jr. and later Chuck, where he enjoyed is final years visiting and being visited by family and friends.

John always enjoyed helping his sons and daughter and their families with whatever needed to be done, from mowing Steve's campground to climbing into Paul's attic to fix an electrical issue. His trips to Jim and Rita's house where he learned the benefits of a good martini, to Louisville, KY to visit Dan for Easter, and to Portland, Oregon for Ed, especially the visit in October, were highlights of his life. He loved to watch his Packers play and enjoyed his life-long passion of model railroading. But most of all he just valued the time spent with his wife, his children, the wives and husband of his children (who doted on him), his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his parents-in-law (whom he loved), his daughter Rita Marshall of Sylvania, his grandson Michael of Denver, CO and his best friend Salvatore Calabrese. He is survived by his son-in-law Jim Marshall; his sons John Jr. (Margaret) of Sylvania, Ed (Anne) of Portland, OR, Daniel (Molly) of Louisville, KY, Stephen (Jennifer) of Maysville, KY, Paul (Michele) of Bowling Green, and Charles (Lisa) of Temperance, MI; his grandchildren: Julia, James, Kevin (Desiree), Katelyn, Katie, Sarah, Michael, Sean, Bridget, Catherine, Matthew, Elizabeth, Kassidy, Mackenzie, Joshua (Courtney), Isaac (Ashley), Abigail, Michael (Katie), Nicolas (Nikki), Justin, Cassidy, and Jennifer; along with 15 great-grandchildren.

Deep in the hearts of our family is gratitude to Charlotte, Steve, John, Maggie, Chuck, and Lisa for the wonderful care they have taken of our parents. Because of you, Mom and Dad always had their family around them, caring for them. We also are so thankful for the wonderful angels of mercy manifesting themselves as hospice nurses, who took such loving care of both Mom and Dad.

The lasting gift John Dobson gave to us is the recognition that caring for your family, watching over them, giving them faith in God's provision, and doing whatever needs to be done to provide for them is the most important occupation any of us have on Earth. We love you Dad! When we see you, in skatey-eight years, we're sure you'll be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, chewing the fat about this, that, and five rabbits with some Great Mucky-Muck!

Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday, January 8th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania. The funeral will be Thursday morning, January 9th at 11 a.m. at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2240 Castlewood Drive, Toledo, OH 43613, with a private burial at Highland Memory Gardens in Waterville. Donations in John's name can be made to Most Blessed Sacrament Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences to

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Barbara E. (DeWitt) Ford

Ford, Barbara E., (DeWitt) age 70 years, of Delta, OH, passed away January 7, 2020. Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta, OH. As published in The Blade

Margaret A Gearhart

Margaret A. Gearhart, 72 of Perrysburg Twp. died January 5, 2020 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Toledo on January 26, 1947 to Kenneth (Ida Crandall) Fisher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, surviving is her son, Ronald Traver, grandchildren, Monica (Scott) Eaker, Kenneth Traver, three great grandchildren, brother: Kenneth Fisher, sister, Shirley (Bill) Ervin.

Friends will be received in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home 701 N. Main St. Walbridge, Ohio 43465 (419-666-3121) from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020 with the funeral service on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.

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Gregory L. Hall

Hall, Gregory L., age 45 years, of LaSalle, MI, passed away January 4, 2020. Bacarella Funeral Home, Monroe, MI. As published in The Blade

Daniel A. Hinojosa

Daniel A. Hinojosa, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom he accepted in 1987 at a young age. He passed away on December 28, 2019 at the age of 44. Daniel was involved in his family's Mexican restaurant business, Magdalena's, named after his late mother, Marie Magdalena. He ventured out on his own and proived to be a wonderful salesman. Daniel enjoyed riding his Harley with family and friends and loved his dogs, Dozer, Ruby and Fats. He was the life of the party, had a contagious laugh and a wonderful smile. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Daniel is survived by his brother, David Hinojosa; sisters, Delia (Dan) Spoerl and Dawn (Todd) Speaker; nieces and nephews, Danielle, Derrick, LiLa, Alexa, Eddie, Ethan and Alayna. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anjel and Marie Hinojosa.

Family and friends are invited to gather at 12:00 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Memories at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park for a time of remembrance. Condolences for Daniel's family may be expressed online at

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Marjorie Hoskins

Marjorie Hoskins, age 91, passed away on December 29, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio-Detroit Avenue. She was born on June 19, 1928, to the union of Anthony and Katie Williams in Carbondale, IL. She was formerly employed with the former Macy's Department Store, retiring in 1982 as a Distribution Coordinator.

She confessed her hope in Christ and was baptized in 1946 under the Pastorage of Rev. Elijah Benton at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. While at Mt. Zion she served on Senior Usher Board #2, Chair of the Deaconess Board, past member of the Mass Choir, adviser of the Y.P.U.B. and member of the Deacon and Deaconess Association. In her later years she joined Indiana Avenue Baptist Church where she was a member of the Mothers Board. Marjorie was also a member of the Elizabeth Sanders Chapter of the National Association of Color Women Club. Marjorie was one in the first class of the Citizens Police Academy. She loved to travel with her life-time friend (of 86 years) Janis Lambert.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Isom Hoskins; 5 sisters and 1 brother.

She is survived by son, Perry Helms (Geraigiene James); daughter, Vickey (Allen) Woods; grandchildren, Joyce Ann Pattin, Perry Helms Jr., Michael Helms, Terika Taylor, Shontel Taylor, Alana Stockard, Alexendria Woods and Anastasia Woods; 19 great grandchildren, 27 great great grandchildren, 5 great-great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and many other friends.

Wake service will be Saturday 10:30 a.m. followed by funeral service 11:30 a.m. at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. John E. Roberts, pastor, Bishop Brehon Hall eulogist, interment Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Dale-Riggs Funeral Home.

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Craig La'mont Lyle

Craig La'mont Lyle, age 66, of Toledo passed away in his home on December 29, 2019.

Craig was born in Toledo, Ohio to Anna (Jones) and Lesley Lyle on September 4, 1953. He attended Toledo Public Schools and was a proud Libbey Cowboy. After high school, he served our country in the United States Navy.

Craig was a sweet-spirited, fun-loving man who loved Christ and his family. In his younger years, Craig was an avid pool player. More recently, you could always find Craig sharing positive messages and words of encouragement with friends and family.

Craig was preceded in death by his father, Lesley Lyle; his mother, Anna (Jones) Lyle and sister, Renee (Lyle) Means. He leaves to cherish his memory sister, Darleen Woods; nephew, Paul Kendrick; uncle, Pete (Eva) Lyle and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation and funeral will be at House of Day, 2550 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, OH. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020 with services starting promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Burial will be private.

James J. Meyer

Meyer, James J., age 70 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 6, 2020. Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, Tontogany, OH. As published in The Blade

Carol Ann Morava

Left to cherish her memory are her husband John, daughters Lynn Fordon (Greg), Lee Morava, son Ritch, grandchildren Gregory Fordon, Madison Palffy, Kara Palffy and Marshall Fordon, nephew Billy Huebner, Golden Doodle Wrigley and her many friends. Carol is preceded in death by her parents and her younger brother Bill.

Carol was born in Philadelphia, PA to William and Francis Huebner. She attended Abington High School and Grove City College. Carol met her husband John in the fall of 1958 and they eloped after five dates - they were married on February 13, 1960 in Elkton Maryland. Carol was supportive of John's career managing six houses, five moves and three children over the years. In Detroit, she was active with the Junior Women's Association of the Detroit Symphony and in Birmingham, Michigan as a precinct captain in the Gerald Ford era. In Toledo, for over 20-years, Carol devoted many hours to Christ Child Society making layettes for stillborn children and tutoring and reading to the younger children at Rosary Cathedral. Her bubbly personality and laugh will always be remembered.

Carol loved entertaining friends and family at home and at the cottage for many years. She loved cooking, baking and experimenting – cantaloupe pie as an example. She also loved to garden and tend to her many flower beds. While gardening it gave her a chance to catch up with neighbors as they walked by. Lastly, she was an avid reader and often seen with a stack of books waiting to be read.

For over 50 years Carol enjoyed spending her summers at the family's cottage at Epworth Heights in Ludington, MI. Family and many friends visited playing golf, eating at The Grand and watching beautiful Lake Michigan sunsets. Carol was far less enthusiastic about John's love for Michigan football and two long RV trips.

Carol passed away from complications with Alzheimer's Disease. A Special note of gratitude to Barbara, Judy and the rest of the staff at Foundation Park Alzheimer's Care Center for the professional and loving care given Carol - it was extraordinary.

There will be visitation at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 in the Chapel at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee. All are invited to attend a reception immediately following the service at Carranor Hunt and Polo Club in Perrysburg. A private burial will be held in Ludington, MI.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carol's memory may be sent to Christ Child Society of Toledo at www.christchildsocietyoftoledo.org or to The Mason County Historical Society of Ludington, MI Sustaining Support Campaign at www.masoncountyhistoricalsociety.com. Please leave a condolence message for the family at CoyleFuneralHome.com.

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Drew Moseley

Moseley, Drew, age 66 years, of Archbold, OH, passed away January 6, 2020. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Vivian Patton

Vivian Sims Patton, age 98, residing in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, for the past 7 and a half years, formerly of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, January 5th, 2020 at The Lakes of Litchfield. She was born in Red Boiling Springs, TN, the only child of Dona and Houston Sims. Vivian graduated from Hermitage Springs High School and from what is now Western Kentucky University. She worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH, until her marriage to Donald Patton, January 27, 1945, when she moved to Toledo, OH. She and Donald were married for 57 years before his death October 27th, 2002. She and Donald enjoyed travel and dancing, particularly upon retirement. Vivian volunteered many years for the Flower Hospital Auxiliary in Sylvania, OH, and was a member of the Child Conservation League. She attended and was a member of Flanders Road Church of Christ.

Vivian and Don had two sons: Ross Patton (deceased) and wife Cheryl (Holland, OH), Douglas Patton (Georgetown, SC) and wife Nancy. There are four grandchildren: Ryan Patton (Columbus, OH) and wife Jennifer, Kimberly Lishewski (Sylvania, OH) and husband Mike, Lyndsey Patton Ravuri (Lewisville, TX) and husband Harsha, Adam Patton (Charlotte, NC) and wife Kathryn. Vivian has four great grandchildren: Taylor Lumm, Lucas Lumm, Madison Lumm (OH), and Mira Ravuri (TX).

The family would like to thank Reflections at The Lakes of Litchfield, Pawleys Island, SC, the Congregational Care Ministry of Georgetown (SC) Presbyterian Church, and Tidelands Hospice, Georgetown, SC. Please, no flowers. Memorials may be made to Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tidelands Hospice, or Flanders Road Church of Christ.

A visitation at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. will be held Monday, January 13th, 2020, at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH 43623. Interment will be with her beloved husband Donald at Toledo Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Sylvania, OH, attended by immediate family.

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Gerald R. Porter

Gerald R. Porter, age 75, of Toledo, passed away January 2, 2020 at Heatherdowns Rehabilitation and Residential Care Center. He was born November 8, 1944 in Toledo to Harry and Una Porter. Jerry was employed with Chrysler for more than 30 years retiring August 31, 2000. In his younger years, Jerry enjoyed playing softball and bowling. He loved his wife, Cathy, dearly and dedicated his life to her.

Jerry is survived by his daughter, Laura (D.J. St. Germain) Lau, grandchildren, Trina (Aaron) Metz, Destin Porter, Mandi Porter and Keith Lau; 3 great granddaughters; brothers, Harry and Jim Porter; and sisters, Susan VanSlyke and Pat Lindsey. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Cathy Porter; son, Mark Porter and siblings, Dale, Carl and Sally Porter.

The family will receive guests Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Maumee.

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Mr. John "Jack" Edward Reighard

Mr. John "Jack" Edward Reighard, 75, of Lewiston, Michigan, died suddenly at his home on January 4, 2020. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on March 12, 1944, to the late, Edward and Rita (Houstin) Reighard. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War where he worked as a mechanic in both Guam and the Philippines. Jack has resided in the Lewiston area for the last ten years, formerly of Maumee, Ohio. He was employed by Saint John's Jesuit High School in Toledo for over twenty years. One of Jack's proudest accomplishments was his sobriety which he obtained for the last 50 years. He led meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous in Toledo and Sylvania, Ohio, and most recently in Lewiston and occasionally in Atlanta and Alpena, Michigan. He was a member of the Lewiston Fun Country Cruisers, and would help with the car shows every year. He recently worked at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Lewiston doing maintenance. Jack will be greatly missed by both family and friends.

Jack is survived by his siblings, Mary Lou (George) Barber of Atlanta; Bob (Mary Beth) Reighard of Sylvania, Ohio; Linda Davis of Toledo, Ohio; five nephews; and four nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Rita Reighard; and brother, David.

Funeral services for Mr. Reighard will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Green Funeral Home, Lewiston; Fr. Al Pillarelli officiating. Visitation will take place from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Arrangements were entrusted to Green Funeral Home. Condolence messages may be sent via our website at www.greenfuneralhomes.com

Robert Thomas Ronau

Robert Thomas Ronau, age 90 years, passed away on January 5th, 2020. Robert was born in Toledo, Ohio to Thomas Edward and Dorothy Marie Ronau. He married Marjorie Carol Florian, his wife of 63 years on October 15, 1955. She preceded him in death on July 30, 2018.

Robert "Bob" was a 1948 graduate of Central Catholic High School. He then attended St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War Conflict and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. Bob spent his career working for Ryan Sutherland.

Outside of work, Bob absolutely loved the game of golf. He enjoyed two holes in one during his career. Equally passionate was his love of anything Notre Dame including football and men's and women's basketball.

Bob is survived by his children Robert (Maureen) Ronau Jr., Cathy (Michael) Pickett, Sandra (Patrick) Harrigan, Susan (Jeffrey) Skeldon, Michael (Karyn) Ronau, Julie (Heath) Welsh; 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

The family expresses appreciation to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, especially Jessica and Cindy.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on the 9th of January at 10:00 a.m. followed by entombment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation C/O Robert Ronau., P.O. Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please view and sign the guest registry at coylefuneralhome.com.

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Jeanette L. Schramm

Schramm, Jeanette L., age 84 years, of Toledo, OH, passed away January 4, 2020. Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, MI. As published in The Blade

Donnesta M. Schuster

Donnesta M. Schuster, age 86, of Toledo, OH quietly passed on January 4, 2020 at Elizabeth Scott Nursing Home. She was born January 8, 1933 in Baltimore, MD to Donald and Esther (Sproed) Doss.

"Donna," as her high school's senior class secretary (Plainfield Academy, Plainfield, New Jersey) in 1950-51, was depicted as "Blue eyes bubbling over with fun will lighten the load of anyone." Her enthusiasm and organizational skills carried through her entire life with the organizing of family and class reunions, into her "other career" as her church's long-long time social director, organizing it's church and house parties, its various social events of touring concert groups, bell-choirs, international food-festivals, winter and summer camping trips, and numerous others - - all with a knack for employing many hands enjoyably to the tasks aimed at engaging everyone's interests. In later years the weekly church dinners and other meal-related activities became the favored recipients of her talents. She also loved playing the piano, and singing as a lifetime member of the choir and frequent soloist.

Outside her church, her largest job stints (all in Toledo) were as a medical assistant to Drs. Fredericks and Gibbs, from 1963 to 1976; as manager of "Mr. Vitamin Health Food Store, from 1981 to 1985; and as the owner-operator of "Total Approach", a hair removal and natural health and skin care products store, from late 1985 through 2016.

As a wife, and mother she was fully supportive of her family's life choices while keen to involve her children in all things musical, sports and hobbies. Her grandkids knew her as one of their most loyal fans attending all their musical and sporting events and other school activities.

As greatly missed as she'll be, we are thankful her spirit will be with us always.

Donnesta is survived by her husband of 66 years, Arthur Schuster; children, Hollice Pires, Craig (Laura) Schuster and Kurt (Mary) Schuster; grandchildren, Paul Judd Pires, Steven (Sarah) Pires, Jaimon Schuster, Sara Schuster, Robert Schuster and Elizabeth Schuster; great-granddaughter, Ada Pires; nephew, Tim and niece, Sandy. In addition to her parents, Donnesta was preceded in death by her siblings, Glenn and Bill and nephew, Frank.

The family will receive guests Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, January 10, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Newcomer - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be a Memorial Service for Donnesta Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Toledo First Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4909 West Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to Toledo First Seventh-Day Adventist Church or Toledo Area Humane Society in Donnesta's memory.

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Donald John Seeman

Donald John Seeman, age 92, longtime resident of Toledo's Old West End, died Sunday, January 5 at the Grove at Oakleaf Village. He was born April 20, 1927 in Toledo, OH to Charles and Lucy (Benedict) Seeman. Don was a graduate of Scott High School and the University of Toledo where he completed his Master's Degree in English Literature. A Veteran of the US Army and the OSS, he took part in several covert missions following WWII. Upon finishing his service and completing his education, he began his working career as a public school teacher but soon realized he would be happier self-employed. After apprenticing, he became one of the most sought after piano technicians in the region, tuning pianos for entire school systems, the University of Toledo, the Peristyle, the Masonic Auditorium, and countless homes and churches. As a staff piano technician for concert venues he met artists such as Arthur Rubenstein, Vladimir Horowitz, and most recently the "Eagles" when they appeared at the Huntington Center. He could walk backstage at any performance and be recognized by the stage crew. "Everyone knew Don."

Don was a talented musician, performer, and teacher known for his clarinet skill and beautiful baritone voice. He played for area Burlesque Halls and with big bands including Jack Runyon and Johnny Knorr. He was a member and former personnel manager of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Concert Band, and the Toledo Opera at a crucial time when they were becoming firmly established in the community. One of Don's greatest joys was singing. He was a cantor at Rosary Cathedral, performed several roles with the Toledo Opera, and proudly directed several area choirs, including the adult choir at St. John the Baptist and the former Diocesan Men's Choir.

Don was tremendously proud of his wife, children and grandchildren, and all of their accomplishments. Every visit involved updating him on their well-being and latest adventures. Supporting his family was most important to him, and he loved being reassured that his loved ones were all well and happy. Don is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Carolyn (Bittick) Seeman; children, John Seeman (Jacinta Hollon), Amy (Hilary) Sujkowski, Timothy Seeman, and Christopher (Diane) Seeman; grandchildren, Alyson (Dr. R.J.) Wessells, Andrea Sujkowski, Avery Sujkowski, Calvin Seeman, and Cody Seeman; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Frances, Charles, Robert, and David Seeman.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 9 from 3-8 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral at 10 a.m. Those attending the Mass are invited to go directly to the church. The VFW 606 Burial Corps will conclude with military honors in Toledo Memorial Park.

Those wishing to make a donation in Don's honor are asked to consider the Toledo Symphony Orchestra or the Toledo Museum of Art. Condolences can be shared with the family at

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Margarita V. Valle

Valle, Margarita V., age 77 years, of Fremont, OH, passed away January 6, 2020. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, OH. As published in The Blade

Michael Anthony Vargas

Michael Anthony Vargas, age 52, of Toledo, Oh. passed away in his home January 1, 2020. Michael was born January 9, 1967 in Toledo, OH. Michael's hobbies included, fishing, cooking and his absolute favorite, guitars. His passion for guitars started with his father when he was a little boy. Michael valued his friendship with all of his great friends and family. He was powerfully loyal to those he loved. Michael impacted a lot of lives for the greater and will be truly missed by all that loved him. He leaves us with many memories to cherish, especially for his wife and best friend, Kimberly.

Left to cherish Michael's memory is his grandmother, Manuela Ortega; parents, Miguel and Ofelia Vargas; his loving wife, of 34 years, Kimberly J. Vargas; children, Michelle L. Vargas, Darlene N. Vargas, Stacey (Eugene) Barrett, Michael A. Vargas II, and (adopted daughter) Kathryn A. Lintner; sisters, Cynthia (Gary) Martens and Michelle (Robert) Montez; 15 grandchildren; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Michael is preceded in death by his aunt, Linda; uncle, Ramon; and grandparents.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions in Michael's name can be made out to his family.

Family will be receiving guests Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p..m. at Newcomer Funeral Home - Southwest Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43614 (419 381 1900). Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

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Anna "Jean" Vaughan

It is with deep sadness that we share news of the passing of beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Anna "Jean" Vaughan on January 5, 2020. A faithful servant of the Lord, Jean has gained her eternal rest with her Savior.

Jean was born in Marblehead, OH November 17, 1930, daughter of Antoinette "Nettie" Fish (Ontko) and John Dziak. They preceded her in death as did stepfather Oren Fish and beloved sisters Janet Eaton and Rita Rutz.

Jean graduated from Danbury Twp. High School in Lakeside, OH as the class valedictorian. In high school she participated in track, band and cheerleading. She enjoyed frequent reunions with her class members in Marblehead.

On April 25, 1959 Jean married William "Bill" Vaughan (founder of the William Vaughan Company) in Toledo, OH. He preceded her in death in 2015. Together they raised three children, shared a strong work and service ethic, and traveled much of the world with friends and family. Some of their travels took them to Europe, Canada, Mexico, Russia, China, Tanzania and Kenya.

Jean had a lifelong love of learning and, after supporting her offspring as they all obtained college degrees, she pursued her dream of getting a college degree herself. She graduated at age 62 with a Bachelor of Business Administration magna cum laude from the University of Toledo. Jean also worked for many years as the office manager of the outpatient clinics at the Medical College of Ohio. Bill and Jean later endowed a scholarship at the University of Toledo to benefit non-traditional students going back to college later in life. This scholarship continues to make a difference for students who are working hard to gain a college degree.

Bill and Jean joined Hope United Methodist Church in Whitehouse after moving from Toledo in 1968. Jean was very active there with the United Methodist Women and volunteered her time with outreach programs such as the Friendly Center and the Clothing Closet (now the Hope Chest).

Known by family and friends as an excellent cook, Jean frequently expressed her love of family and friends by hosting gatherings at the family Whitehouse home with delectable made-from-scratch meals. The family continues her tradition of serving standing rib roast and Yorkshire pudding on Christmas Eve, as well as making kolachi (nutroll) and halupki (cabbage rolls).

Jean is survived by children Laura (Tom) Kemp, Clifton (Bobbi) Vaughan, David (Sabine) Vaughan; grandchildren Matthew (Eleanor), Zachary (Kate), Andrew (Laura) Kemp, and Emma, Ben, Christian and Sergei Vaughan; Great-grandchildren Amelia, Flora, and Frances Kemp.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers who helped Jean through her final journey with Alzheimer's disease over the past several years. There are too many to name, but you know who you are! Special thanks to the staff at Otterbein in Perrysburg and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for your loving care.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 6603 Providence St. Whitehouse, OH. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St. Whitehouse, OH. A luncheon will follow. Interment of ashes will be at Fulton Union Cemetery next to her beloved husband.

Memorial donations may be made to the Anna Jean and William Vaughan Scholarship Fund at the University of Toledo Foundation, Hope United Methodist Church, or the Alzheimer's Association. To leave an online memory visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com

Robbie L. Whitner

Robbie L. Whitner, 73, of Walbridge Ohio, passed away on January 3rd, 2020. She was born on December 3rd, 1946 to Robert and Dorothy (Walker) Chandler in Birmingham AL.

She is preceded in death by her husband William Whitner. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Timothy (Iryna) Carroll and grandchildren, Annika, Sophia, Anastasiia and Mykhailo.

Family and friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. until the start of funeral services at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home (419-666-3121) 701 N. Main St. Walbridge, OH. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Robbie's name are asked to consider the ASPCA. Online condolences may be left at

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Paul H. Winter

Paul H. Winter, age 91, of Luckey, OH passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at his home. He was born on September 2, 1928 in Miamisburg, OH. He served in the United States Army during WWII. He married Dorothy Molique, on April 9, 1960 in Toledo, OH. Paul and Dorothy have been married over 59 years. He was a Locomotive Engineer retiring from CSX after 46 years. Family and friends will be received 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., with a funeral service at 1 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH. Interment with Military Honors will be in Troy Township Cemetery, Luckey. www.marshfuneralhomes.com

January 7, 2020

Monte Roy AllanMonte

Roy Allan, 70, after a long illness passed peacefully into the hands of God on December 8, 2019. Born on August 24, 1949, to parents Charles and Lois Allan. Monte served honorably in the Navy. Some of his interests include Classic rock and country, boxing and football.

Survived by Carol, whom he considered his best friend and angel; son, Kevin Charles (Sara); grandchildren, Boxley and Parker; daughter, Christine Elizabeth Power (Hershal); grandchildren, Josilyn and Ember. Monte is also survived by his sister, Kathleen (Gary) Gatter.

Per Monte’s request there was not a service or memorial.

Grace P. Arrington

Arrington, Grace P., age 92 years, of Findlay, OH, passed away January 5, 2020. Hoening & Son Funeral Home, Fostoria, OH. As published in The Blade

Dennis E. Bailey Sr.

Dennis E. Bailey Sr., age 75, of Maumee, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2020. Dennis was born February 8, 1944 in Toledo to Lawrence and Vera (Frye) Bailey. Dennis graduated from Rogers High School and the University of Toledo. He was an ironworker for over 15 years before becoming a courier for Mercy Health. Dennis was a gentle and kind man who loved being around his family. He enjoyed model railroading and building and flying RC airplanes. Dennis was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping and fishing. He also enjoyed traveling to the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee. Dennis was strong in his faith and was an active member of Maumee United Methodist Church. He also enjoyed helping others through Alcoholics Anonymous for over 37 years.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was also preceded in death by his brother Larry Bailey. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 34 years, Mary (Gross) Bailey, son, Dennis E. Bailey Jr., daughter, Kelly (Ronit) Bailey, brothers; Edward McNally and Michael McNally, grandson, Justin (Vanessa) Bailey, 5 great grandchildren and canine companion Lucy.

The family will receive guests Friday, January 10, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Friday at 5:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

James Clarence “Jim” Borer

Borer, James Clarence “Jim”, age 87 years, of Tiffin, OH, passed away January 5, 2020. Traunero Funeral Home & Crematory, Tiffin, OH. As published in The Blade

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Geraldine “Gerry” Demlow

Demlow, Geraldine “Gerry”, age 97 years, of Blissfield, MI, passed away January 4, 2020. Wagley Funeral Home, Blissfield, MI. As published in The Blade

Richard Jay Evans

Richard Jay Evans, 77, of Perrysburg, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Richard was born June 26, 1942, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Floyd and Louise (Grimes) Baker. Richard graduated from the University of Southern California commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Later, as a professional he completed his MBA. While proudly serving our country as a Marine, Dick completed language school in Monterey, California, where he became fluent in Indonesian. He completed two tours in Vietnam before returning to the United States and his career in business information systems.

Dick married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn Ann Griffith, June 13th 1964. Together they raised three wonderful children; Kimberly, Jennifer and Kyle. He loved baseball, soccer and running, completing the San Diego marathon in the 70's. Reading, singing, playing scrabble and the piano, as well as attending church brought joy to his life. He loved nothing more than watching children excel at their chosen activities. Always prepared for competition, he loved skipping rocks, throwing frisbees, hitting targets, and being the loudest supporter at sporting events. Papa Dick was the best judge of a firm handshake.

Moving to Perrysburg in 2009 started a new phase of life for Papa Dick. Much to his delight Ann Nicholson, his sweetie pie, became his wife in 2013, fully embracing her life and family as his own. Brad (Michelle) Nicholson, Lindsay (Jameson) Czech and their three children Harrison, Johanna and Anderson will miss him deeply.

Dick's survivors include his wife, Ann Evans; children Kim (Alan) Henderson, Jen Midkiff, Kyle (Nicole) Evans and grandchildren, Nichole Henderson, Matt Henderson, Taylor Midkiff, Caden Midkiff, Landon Evans and Maebel Evans. Dick will be dearly missed by John and Nona Griffith, Margaret Griffith, Glenn and Anne Griffith and his brother, Don Baker.

Friends will be received Friday, January 10, 2020, from 4-7 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church, 2600 Copland Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43614. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in Richard's name to The Perrysburg Schools Foundation, 140 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or online at Perrysburgschoolsfoundation.org. Condolences may be made online to the family at

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Burlyn John Frederick Fick

Fick, Burlyn John Frederick, age 82 years, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away January 3, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Bonnie Jean Harris-Casey

Bonnie Jean Casey, 86, formerly of Oregon, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Saturday, January 4, 2020, in Adrian, Michigan. Bonnie was born in Oregon, Ohio, on July 17, 1933, to Arthur and Clara (Daly) Morgan. Bonnie worked over 30 years with Ohio Bell and AT&T as a telephone operator. She was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church and remained true to her faith even after the loss of two children. Bonnie enjoyed cooking, baking, and maintaining the perfect home. In later years she enjoyed traveling, casino trips and reading a good book. Bonnie will be remembered as a compassionate caregiver throughout her life, putting the needs of others before her own.

Bonnie is survived by her children, Stanley (Becky) Harris III, Mark (Antoinette) Harris, and Cal Harris; grandchildren, Jason, Andrew, Gabrielle, Brandi, Joseph, and Benjamin; great-grandchildren, Brooklynn, Tatiana, Blakesley, Camille, Ian, Willow, Brendan, Jaxson, Amber, Kevin, and Jessica; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Darlene Tank; and brother, Kenneth (Annette) Morgan. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Casey; former husband, Stanley Harris II; son, Jeffrey Harris; daughter and son-in-law, Kara and Ron Holman; grandson, Jeffrey Harris II; sister, Patty Reville; and brother-in-law, Chuck Tank.

Services were held Thursday, Janaury 9, 2020, at St. Ignatious Catholic Church. Interment: St. Ignatius Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home assisted the family.

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Ronald M. Holcombe

Holcombe, Ronald M., age 70 years, of Helena, OH, passed away January 4, 2020. Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, OH. As published in The Blade

Marjorie Hunter

Hunter, Marjorie, age 91 years, of Boise, ID, passed away January 3, 2020. Cloverdale Funeral Home, Boise, ID. As published in The Blade

Robert W. Kurth

Robert W. Kurth, 74, of Toledo, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Ebeid Hospice. He was born April 28,1945, in Toledo and was the son of James and Betty Kurth. Bob was a graduate of Bedford High School. He married Linda Mominee on April 30, 1966. He was the owner and operator of B & L Frame and Auto. Bob retired from the automotive business after many years.

He was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, for many years. Bob enjoyed fishing, camping, NASCAR, golf and snowmobiling. He was a devoted family man and loved working on cars.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Linda Kurth; children, Rob Kurth Jr., Sherri (Greg Hardmon) Vitek and Tim Kurth; grandchildren, Rodney (Allison), Amanda, Abigail, Kayla, Josh, Leah and Blythe; great-grandchildren, Violet and Charlotte; brother, James (Sally) Kurth II; sister, Barbara (Ron) Genson and Frances Kurth and many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his nephew, James Kurth III.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, (between Secor and Douglas Roads), where a "Sharing of Memories" will be held at 7 p.m. Prayers will begin on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m., at St. Clement Catholic Church, 3030 Tremainsville Road. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to ProMedica Hospice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses at the Goerlich Center, Home Health Care and Ebeid Hospice, for their wonderful care.

Online condolences may be sent to Bob's family at

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Clyde David Madison

Madison, Clyde David, age 16 months, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away January 4, 2020. Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH. As published in The Blade

Gladys Mens

Gladys "Gig" Marie (Meyer) Mens, 95, passed away on January 3, 2020. She was born on January 14, 1924 in Toledo, Ohio, to Carl N. Meyer and Emma Marie Meyer. She graduated from DeVilbiss High School and earned a business degree from The University of Toledo where she was a member of the Tri-Delta Sorority. She met her future husband her senior year, a returning Marine Corps Veteran, Robert V. Mens. They were married the following year, September 5, 1947 and blessed with 60 years of marriage. Given the name Giggles, shortened to Gig, she held a great love for life and enjoyed playing golf as a member at Highland Meadows, bridge, and traveling with her loving husband and lifelong friends. She was a long-time member of Olivet Lutheran Church, enjoyed spending time with her family, and volunteering at Flower Hospital. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, she was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers, Robert and Carl Meyer.

She will be remembered for her kindness, nurturing, positive attitude, and love of all those around her. Her zest for life was infectious and will be greatly missed though we feel blessed to have had her as long as we did and will cherish and honor her memory in all the years to come.

Gig is survived by her sons, Robert (Donna) Mens and Jeffery (Debra) Mens; daughter, Debra (Tom) Richey; grandchildren, Michael (Chivonne) McLaughlin, Nicole Mens, Abbey (Ryan) Sheppard, Brooke (Ben) Kohlhorst, Justin Rawson, Jeff (Michelle) Rawson, Christine (Erik) Lauer and Michelle Mens; 14 great-grandchildren; her nephew, Robert Meyer and niece, Susan Arnold.

Gig's family would like to thank the staff at Kingston Sylvania and Ebeid Hospice for their compassionate care during her last days.

The service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Olivet Lutheran Church (Sylvania, Ohio). Visitation beginning at 10 A.M., followed by church service at 11 A.M.

Those wishing to offer memorials in Gig's memory are asked to consider either Olivet Lutheran Church (5840 Monroe Street, Sylvania, OH 43560) or Ebeid Hospice (5340 Harroun Road, Sylvania, OH 43560).

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Carol Jeanne (Davies) Payette

Carol, born on August 4, 1934, in Cleveland, Ohio, to John and Evelyn (Jones) Davies, passed away on Monday at age 85. They moved to Toledo when Carol was six. She attended Longfellow Elementary, DeVilbiss High School (class of 1952), and The University of Toledo (Bachelors of Education). She taught second grade at Spring Elementary School in North Toledo.

Carol became a stay at home mom and volunteered for many organizations, including Youth Advisory, Channel 30 auctions, chair of Toledo American Red Cross Blood Donation (ten years), and Flower Hospital Auxiliary. She has been a member of Lutheran Church of Our Savior since 1967.

Carol enjoyed gardening and grew exceptional roses (which still bloom on in the gardens of her daughter and her daughter in law). She enjoyed her cottage on Devil's Lake for many years. Before moving to The Sunset House, she shared her West Toledo home with her cat, Kitten.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunset House and Ashanti Hospice.

Carol loved shopping, fine dining, Glenn Miller Orchestra, and sleeping in. Her grandchildren and nephews wanted to stay with Gramma Carol/Aunt Carol, where they knew they could stay up as late as they wanted, and sleep in late too!

The family suggests contributions in Carol's memory be made to The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, 1002 Garden Lake Parkway, Toledo, OH 43614.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Amy Jo.

Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer (Jim) Cope; son and daughter in law, John and Wendy Payette; grandsons, Alex Bruning and Jacob (Alexandra) Payette; great grandson, Nathan; sister in law, Linda (Tim) Payette; nephews, Joe and Jeff Payette, and special friend, Roger Bleim. Her friends at Sunset made dining so delightful, and she enjoyed her talks with her dear friends, Sharon and Nancy. Also surviving is her children's father, David Payette.

Visitation at Newcomer Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel, 4150 N. Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623 (419 473 0300) Friday Jan. 10th from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. with services following.

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Lois D. Potter

Lois "Darlene" Potter, 87, of Sylvania, Ohio, died Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 7 PM in Ebeid Residence Hospice surrounded by loved ones. Born on July 18, 1932, in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Eva Barkley.

Darlene moved to Harbor Springs, MI, with her family where she grew up with 7 siblings. She attended Harbor Springs High School. As a young woman working as a Candy Striper, doing volunteer work at a young age, her interactions with patients were recognized by hospital management and she was given a scholarship to pursue a career in the medical industry. During her young adult life she met, fell in love with and married Lex A. Potter. They raised six children together.

Her loving, nurturing and positive attitude enabled her to live a life of service. She used her skills as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Flower Hospital in the Emergency Room for 14 years before moving to Warsaw, Indiana, where she continued using her nursing talents to serve various retirement communities. In 1995, she worked as an industrial nurse at Dalton Foundry, where her ER skills and experience enabled her to tend to the immediate needs of injured workers from an industrial explosion. She was instrumental in establishing a Triage area to care for the critically injured, while (additionally) caring for her terminally ill husband during that same time period. She continued loving and caring for others even at the end of her life by spreading cheer and hope at the Charter Senior Living Residence in Sylvania with her friends, neighbors and staff.

Darlene is survived by siblings, Kenneth (Arbutis) Barkley, Jeanne (John) Harrison and Arthur Rosebohm; children, Wilbur Potter (Karen Hywood), Lex (Terri) Potter, Susan (David) Ferguson, David (Lisa) Potter, Steven (Chalon) Potter; 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren with 2 on the way.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lex A. Potter; son, John Potter; brothers, Donald Barkley and Richard Barkley; sister, Billy Stoneburner. Her compassion and love for others will be sorely missed in our family and community.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 10, 2020, from 2 - 4 pm, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where funeral services will follow at 4:00 pm. Interment will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020, at New Palestine Cemetery, 5055 S. 500 W, New Palestine, IN 46163.

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Doral Jean Rutledge

Rutledge, Doral Jean, age 94 years, of Pioneer, OH, passed away January 5, 2020. Thompson Funeral Home, Pioneer, OH. As published in The Blade

David Sauder

Sauder, David, age 83 years, of Wauseon OH, passed away January 5, 2020. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH. As published in The Blade

Thomas Jude Shiple

Thomas Jude Shiple, 88, of Perrysburg, OH, was welcomed by his wife, Wilma and embraced by the arms of Jesus on Saturday, January 4, 2020, with family by his side. He was born June 20, 1931, in Perrysburg, Ohio, to Frederick and Myrtle (Velliquette) Shiple, Sr. He attended St. Rose grade school, graduating from Perrysburg High School in 1949, and The University of Toledo in 1954 with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering.

Jude met Wilma at a neighborhood kick-the-can game when he was nine and she was six, developing a great friendship and a lifelong romance. Jude married the love of his life, Wilma on February 20, 1954, celebrating 70 years together.

Jude kindled lifelong friendships while working at Owens-Illinois as a mineral engineer and glass specialist for over thirty years, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed traveling with his wife to their favorite destinations and enjoyed winters in Florida. Jude, enjoyed cruises, dancing, playing euchre, gardening, bowling and baseball. He was an avid sports fan; rooting for the Cleveland Indians as his favorite team. He especially enjoyed time with his children and grandchildren, taking pleasure in their activities and accomplishments.

Jude is survived by his children, Timothy (Kim) Shiple, Diane Shiple, Lisa (Tom) Comte, Tracee (Brian) Wagoner and Gina (Stephen Anton) Dick; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and sister, Ursula Pauken. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma; parents and eight siblings.

Friends will be received Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 3-8 p.m. at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133) where a Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front Street, Perrysburg. Inurnment will follow in St. Rose Cemetery. The Shiple family wishes to thank the Ebeid Hospice Residence family and Visiting Angels; Billie, Faith, and Dianne for their compassion, care and special friendships. Memorials may be made to the Wood County Committee on Aging or Ebeid Hospice. Condolences may be made online to the family at:

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Wayne E. Smith

Smith, Wayne E., age 77 years, of Pemberville, OH, passed away January 4, 2020. Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, Pemberville, OH. As published in The Blade

Mr. Joseph Lee Tucker, Jr.

Mr. Tucker, Jr., 43, passed Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in his home. He was a 1994 Roy C. Start High School graduate and was a self-employed contractor. He is survived by mother, Shirley Jackson; 5 sons; 1 daughter and 1 brother.

Funeral Services, 11 a.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020, at The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607, preceded by a 10 a.m. Family Hour/Wake. Pastor, Dr. Otis J. Gordon, Jr.

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