Previously Listed Perrysburg Messenger Journal Obituaries 2008

HELEN CRAFT
Helen M. Craft, 90, died Monday, December 29, 2008, at Lakewood Manor in Richmond, Virginia. She was born March 16, 1918, in Fremont, Ohio, to Wilford and Pearl (Sherman) McKelvey. She graduated from Findlay High School in 1936, where she was lead violinist in the school orchestra and where she appeared in class plays. At Findlay College, she was May Queen in 1940 and graduated with honors. She edited the Althean Magazine and played leading roles in “Smilin’ Through” and “The Taming of the Shrew.” As a public school teacher, she was employed in Zanesfield, Ohio, Genoa, Ohio, and, for more than 20 years in Perrysburg, Ohio. She had, over the years, students in all grades of junior and senior high school, and she taught subjects ranging from English and drama, to Latin and French, and even typing and physical education. At Perrysburg Junior High School, she and Bernie Frick started the in-school television station, and she directed a series of Scrooge productions as well as yearly eighth grade variety shows. Ms. Craft retired in 1983 and spent most of her time as a volunteer. She served in several capacities at St. Luke’s Hospital and also took training in CASA programs in Lucas and Wood counties under both Judge Devine and Judge Pollex. As a CASA she helped neglected and abused children throughout the area. In addition, she assisted adults with reading problems through local literacy programs. She belonged to the First United Presbyterian Church and was an active member of the Perrysburg Boat Club. She served as president of the New Century Club in 1985. An avid reader, she belonged to the Perrysburg Literacy Society and the League of Women Voters. Ms. Craft is survived by her sons, John (Deborah) Craft, Michael (Margaret) Craft and Richard (JoAnne) Craft; grandsons David Craft, Jeffrey and Benjamin Craft, and Drew, Kevin, and Christopher Hirth, and sister MaryLou Dzurio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Craft; her daughter, Susan Hirth, and five siblings. A private burial will be held at a later date at Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg.


MARIE HORWAT
Marie V. (Durinzi) Horwat, 81, of Perrysburg and formerly of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, died Friday, December 19, 2008, at Kingston Residence in Perrysburg. She was born January 16, 1927, in Slovan, Pennsylvania, to Domenick and Anna (Delfrate) Durinzi. Prior to marriage, she worked in her family’s businesses and received an associate’s degree in business studies. She worked for a variety of employers, including Kaiser Aircraft, RCA, and McGraw-Edison. On February 10, 1954, she married Stephen Horwat. She was a member of Center Presbyterian Church in McMurray, Pennsylvania, for more than 40 years, where she served as a deacon, elder, and was active in the church choir and other church organizations. She also was a long-time member of the Giant Oaks Garden Club as well as an active volunteer for many groups, including the Canonsburg General Hospital. She is survived by her sons, Michael (Jill) Horvat of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Matthew (Shelly) Horvat of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Eliza, Ella, Madeline, Domenick and Timothy Horvat; sisters, Violet (John) Ciambella, Katherine Zollars and Linda (George) Mocharko, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen, on October 1, 1999. She also was preceded in death by her brother, John Durinzi. In honoring her wishes, there was no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Center Presbyterian Church in McMurray, on January 17, at 1 p.m. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, or the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org.
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SUSAN LUM
Susan L. (Mungall) Lum, 61, of Naperville, Illinois, died December 11, 2008, at her home. She was born January 13, 1947, in Flint, Michigan, to Raymond and Maxine (Dunlap) Mungall. She graduated from Flint Ainsworth High School in 1965. After attending Adrian College, she transferred to Flint UM and earned two degrees, one in secondary education and a master’s in early childhood education, graduating with a 4.0 grade point average. Sue founded an early childhood preschool in Perrysburg. She was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers. She is survived by her son, Steven (Amy) Lum and their children, Jacob and Sarah of Naperville; daughter, Stephanie (Bill) Nash and their children, Alex and Andy of Naperville; mother, Maxine Mungall of Jackson; sisters, Marjory (Chuck Meyers) of Jackson, Janine (Alan Willard) of Arkansas, Barbara (John Riker) of Mt. Morris; brother, Chuck (Deni) Mungall of Middleton; eight nieces and nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Mungall, in 1989. Memorial contributions may be made to any local breast cancer prevention society or to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association.
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ALLEN SHARRER

Allen Joseph Sharrer, 79, retired Great Lakes merchant mariner, died Friday, December 26, 2008, at his home in Perrysburg. Born March 19, 1929 in Erie, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Robert Sharrer and Ellen Bartlett and stepfather John Bartlett. In addition to his wife Judy, of 42 years, whom he married January 15, 1966, he is survived by sons, Craig (Cindy) Sharrer of Erie, Pennsylvania, Dr. Edward (Karina) Sharrer of Lufkin, Texas, Raymond (Lisa) Sharrer of Tucson, Arizona and Anthony Sharrer of Perrysburg. He also is survived by seven grandchildren, Craig Jr., Amy, Edward Jr., Kye, Kady, Emily and Sophia; brothers, John “Jack” (Kathy) Bartlett of Oil City, Pennsylvania, and David (Cindy) Bartlett of Erie, Pennsylvania; and stepbrother Richard Bartlett of Foster City, California. He was preceded in death by a son, Grant, who died September 1997 and a stepbrother Charles Bartlett. Mr. Sharrer became a Great Lakes merchant mariner at the age of 15, shipping out on the Steamer Ben E. Tait on June 8, 1945. He sailed summers until his graduation from high school in 1948, at which point he became a full-time sailor and began his climb to becoming an officer. Most of his career was spent with Columbia Transportation Company, later Oglebay Norton. He had sailed on some of the most storied vessels of the Great Lakes fleet, including the Edmund Fitzgerald. He was one of the youngest people to attain the rank of chief engineer with Columbia. He retired January 12, 1995, while serving as chief engineer on the SS Reserve. He was well known for his personal generosity, his humor and his story and joke telling. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, January 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, with burial immediately following at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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AMELIA DROZD
Amelia “Dolly” (Manz) Drozd, 85, of Perrysburg, died Friday, December 26, 2008, at the Manor of Perrysburg. She was born July 14, 1923, in Toledo, the daughter of Lawrence and Amelia (Pincone) Manz. She married Eugene Drozd on October 24, 1942. Ms. Drozd was a longtime member of St. Rose Parish in Perrysburg. She was a homemaker most of her life, but had worked for Leister Game Co. until her retirement. Her favorite pastimes were dining out and working puzzles. Surviving are her son Eugene (Joan) Drozd; sonin- law Frank Kwiatkowski; granddaughters Jennifer Kwiatkowski, Diane (Quinn) Curtis and Jane Drozd; grandson Michael Kwiatkowski; great-granddaughter Lillian Curtis; sister Ann Kott and brother Vincent Manz. She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene, in 2002; daughter Barbara Kwiatkowski, granddaughter Pamela Kwiatkowski, brothers John and George, and sisters Rose, Louise and Helen. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 31, at 9:30 a.m., at the W.K. Sujkowski Funeral Home, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15 a.m. in St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Interment will follow at St. Rose Cemetery.
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LINDA GYORI

Linda Lee (Momber) Gyori, age 64, of Rossford, Ohio, died Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. She was born on February 12, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, to Charles and Fern Momber. She graduated from Rossford High School in 1962 and married Robert Gyori on December 7, 1963. Ms. Gyori started working as a waitress at the age of 16 at Broske’s and was a school bus driver for the Rossford Board of Education for 28 years. She was a member of the Union No. 384 OAPSE, where she was past president, and the Northwest Ohio District OAPSE, where she was past vice president and secretary and was the current president for SERO. Ms. Gyori also was a member of the Rossford Eagles No. 2322 Auxillary and the Rossford Seniors. She was a volunteer at St. Anne’s Hospital and an advisor for the Glenwood School 4H Club. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards and bowling. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Bob Gyori; children, Bobby Gyori, Jeri Lynne (Jamie) Gray, Tracey Ann Nunivellar and Charles (Karen) Gyori; grandchildren, Rusty, Jesse, Jenny and Kathryn Gyori; step-mother, Verna Momber; sisters, Charlene Anderson, Joanne Myers, Sharon (Bill) Grames, Terry (Chris) Pope and Marsha (Ken) Boris; sister- in-law, Sue Turner; special cousin, Denise (Jerry) McCarty; aunts and uncles, Irene Pena and Louise and Jerry Hall. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Barbara Collins. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 29, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Interment followed at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Rossford High School Scholarship Fund.
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TERRILL THOMPSON

Terrill “Terry” James Thompson, 59, died Friday, December 12, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital, after a brief illness. He was born September 5, 1949 in Barberton, Ohio, to Donald and Ruth (Johnson) Thompson. He graduated from Kenmore High School. He went to Mount Union College and earned his master’s degree in accounting from The University of Akron. Mr. Thompson was an A1C in the United States Air Force. He married Jessie Schmelling on May 27, 1972, in New York. Mr. Thompson was the treasurer for Republic Development Corporation. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he sang on the Praise Team and taught confirmation for 15 years. He was a certified USSF, NISOA and OHSAA soccer referee, a board member of the NWOSOA and a Civil War buff. He is survived by his wife, Jessie; children, Kristen Thompson, Trevor Thompson, David Thompson; sisters, Rev. Ellen Little, Merry (Richard) Kostko; brother, Dennis (Christy) Thompson, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, MeganThompson and his parents. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 17, at Grace United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dennis Ditto, officiating. Burial was private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Youth Ministry.
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DEBBIE KUHN

Debbie A. Kuhn, 54, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, December 17, 2008, at her home. She was born in Fremont, Ohio, on March 6, 1954, to Dale and Nancy (Hall) Randel and was a 1972 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. She worked as a bookkeeper and office manager at various companies in the Fremont and Toledo area, was an avid reader and enjoyed biking and crosscountry skiing. She married Timothy Kuhn on April 13, 2001, and enjoyed traveling to Pennsylvania, visiting family and antiquing. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and entertaining in her home. After losing her eyesight in 2005, she became a licensed massage therapist. She is survived by her husband, Timothy; parents, Dale and Nancy Randel; sisters, Kathy Bollenbacher, Denise (Jack) Sheets, Peggy Randel, Cindy Randel and Brenda Randel; parents-inlaw, Joseph (Joanne) Kuhn; sisters-in-law, Beth (Todd) Ebling and Nancy (Chris) Momose, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 20, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551.
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EDWIN BERNARD

Edwin L. “Pete” Bernard died unexpectedly on December 13, 2008, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Perrysburg on March 14, 1928, to Martha and Ray Bernard. He graduated from the Perrysburg Schools, enlisted in the Army in 1946, and was stationed in Japan. After returning home, he married Helen Schuster. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1952 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He was employed by LOF Thermopane and Inmont, Inc. in Toledo. He was a Perrysburg City Council member in the 1960s and served as council president. Mr. Bernard also was a member of American Legion Post #28. In 1971, he and his family moved to Glens Falls, New York. He was employed by Decora, Inc. as director of manufacturing. After retirement, he returned to Perrysburg where he became a mediator for the Perrysburg Court System and for three years substituted in the Perrysburg School District. He enjoyed woodworking, oil painting, was a sports enthusiast and an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Debbe (Tom) Becker of Knoxville, Tennessee, Betsy (Peter) Schaf of Perryburg, Bradley (Debbie) Bernard of Rocky River, Ohio, and Peter of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and siblings, Roy, Sandy Rickenbacher, Donna Reichard and Tom. He was preceded in death by his sister, Charlotte Jones and brother, Ron. Services will be conducted Thursday, December 18, at 10: 15 p.m., at St. Rose Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, at the Hawkesbridge Clubhouse. Arrangements were made by the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to: Old Newsboys Goodfellow Association, P.O. Box 2032, Toledo, Ohio 43604 or the Perrysburg Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 504, Perrysburg, Ohio 43552. Arrangements are being handled by Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
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DONNA MANNON
Donna K. Mannon, 46, of Toledo, died Sunday, December 14, 2008, at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born on March 18, 1962, in Oregon, Ohio, to Donald and Shirley (Singer) Mannon. A 1982 graduate of Rossford High School, she attended Stautzenberger College. She is survived by her husband, Terry Beatty; mother, Shirley Mannon; children, Cynthia, Donald and Richard Mannon; grandchildren, James, Alyssa, Julie, Alexa, and Joshua; brother, Danny Mannon; sisters, Karen Koepfler and Theresa (Robert) Roecker, and nieces and nephews, Kent Jr., Kamren, Cooper, Bailey, Jacob and Zachary. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Mannon, and her niece, Sarah Roecker. Friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, today, December 17, from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 18, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry Craig officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Township Cemetery.
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GEORGE TALLON
George Wallace Tallon, 86, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, December 4, 2008, at the Manor of Perrysburg. He was born in Herrin, Illinois, on May 13, 1922, to Chester and Nina (Nall) Tallon. He married Florence Kruse on July 30, 1946, in Perrysburg. After graduating in 1940 from high school in Mitchell, Nebraska, Mr. Tallon enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during World War II, where he was stationed in the CBI Theatre as a master sergeant. After he was discharged, he moved to Perrysburg to work for Commercial Aluminum Cookware (Calphalon) as a metal spinner, where he retired after 40 years of service. Mr. Tallon made Williamsburg style furniture and many model ships. He is survived by his wife, Florence, and daughter, Natalie Tallon of Perrysburg. At Mr. Tallon’s request, there was no visitation and services were private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
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GEORGE MACNICHOL III

George Pope MacNichol III, died Sunday, December 7, 2008. The son of Emma (Smith) and George MacNichol Jr., he was born in Toledo, on August 21, 1928. He graduated from the Brooks School and Yale University. He served during World War II as a Navy fighter pilot. After the war, he joined Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. as a manufacturing trainee. He was promoted to foreman in the Thermopane plant in 1950. Moving through the ranks, he became vice-president of purchasing and traffic and then assumed the duties of vice-president of corporate development in 1967. He was elected to the board of directors in 1971, retiring in 1979. He served on several corporate boards including the Columbia Gas Co. and the Rossford Savings Bank, which merged with the Fifth/Third Bank. He enjoyed spending time at his cattle ranch in Wyoming. Mr. MacNichol is survived by his son, George “Jeep” MacNichol IV; grandchildren, Miles and Julieanne; brother, Roland, and sister, Caroline Orser. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tracy Taylor. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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CAROLE RICE

Carole L. Rice, 62, died Friday, December 5, 2008, at her home. She was born December 26, 1945, in Toledo, to Joseph and Frances (Davis) Nachtrab. She graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1964. She married Robert Rice on May 25, 1973. A homemaker, she enjoyed quilting, sewing, art and crafts, sightseeing and estate sales. Mrs. Rice is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Wendy (Shane) Singer, Tammy (Mike) Gaydos, Robyn (Anthony) Sheehan; step-children, Patty (Jimmy) Mooney and Kelley (Greg) Quinn; nine grandchildren; sister, Rosalie (Leroy) Heminger, and special sister-in-law, Judith Bryant. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Penny and Alice Rice; parents; sister, Joanne Marczak, and brother, Frederick Nachtrab. Funeral services were held December 8, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Terry Powell officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.
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LYNNETTE BEIER

Lynnette M. Beier, 62, died December 3, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born September 30, 1946, in Toledo, to Charles and Marian (Diefenbach) Haney. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1964. As a young lady, she was the Strawberry Queen for the Holland Strawberry Festival. She married Frank Beier on November 4, 1967. Mrs. Beier worked for Ohio Bell as an observer for three years. After that, she became a homemaker. She worked at the election polls, was a Girl Scout troop leader and was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Frank; sons, Andrew (Heidi) Beier, C. Paul (Sue) Beier, Frank (Kathy) Beier Jr.; daughter, Tiffany (Matt); grandchildren, Morgan, Nolan, Kaitlin, Chas, Alex, Madison, Nicholas, Zachary, Abigail, Madelyn and William; brothers, Dwight (Sharon) Haney, Gary Haney and Kelley, Martin Haney, and many aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her parents. A Scripture Service was held Friday, December 5, at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on Saturday, December 6, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, St. Rose Catholic Church or to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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CLEO LADD

Cleo C. Ladd, 87, died November 28, 2008 at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lived for the past four years. He was born January 28, 1921, in Oakwood, Ohio, to Henry and Bertha (Meade) Ladd. He served in the Army in World War II, earning the Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Victory Medal, World War II Asiatic- Pacific Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Stars and a Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a Bronze Star. After the war, he married Vera Lantz on August 18, 1946, in Hicksville, Ohio. Mr. Ladd earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio Northern University, and completed his master’s degree in education at Indiana University. He was an industrial arts school teacher for Toledo Public Schools for 37 years, retiring in 1982. A resident of Perrysburg, for 54 years, he was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the VFW #6170 and The Lions Club. Mr. Ladd is survived by his wife of 62 years, Vera; children, Vickie (Paul) Fassler and Rick (Lissa) Ladd, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren, David, Amanda, Sarah, Jennifer and Michael. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Margaret Ladd, and four siblings. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 6, at Grace United Methodist Church,Perrysburg, with the Rev. Dennis Ditto, officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243.
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ZELLA MILLON
Zella A. Millon, 86, died Monday, December 1, 2008, in St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born December 14, 1921, to Lebert and Zella Augusta Waller in Glasgow, Kentucky. She was the third child in a family of five children. She graduated from high school in Alfordsville, Indiana, in 1941, and completed a three-year nurse’s training course at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, graduating with her RN in September 1944. She enlisted in the United States Navy, and in January 1945, she was assigned to Norfolk, Virginia, where she became Ensign Zella Waller of the Navy Nurse Corps. She met her future husband, Robert, a First Lieutenant in the Navy, in Norfolk, Virginia, while attending a movie in the Navy recreation center. They were married on December 24, 1945. They spent 35 years raising their family in Findlay, Ohio, and in 1961, Mrs. Millon enrolled in Findlay College, graduating cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in nursing and sociology. She worked as an industrial nurse for RCA, and for 12 years as the director of the Bowling Green School of Practical Nursing. She and her husband spent several winters in Boca Grande, Florida, before deciding in 1989 to build a home in Port Charlotte and thereafter moved to the Advent Christian Village in Dowling Park, Florida. They have resided for the past five years at Kingston Residence in Perrysburg. Mrs. Millon is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert; sons, James (Candace) Millon of Perrysburg, and Al Millon of Harlingen, Texas; grandchildren, Dayna Millon, John Millon, Stephen Millon and Jacob Vicander; sister, Clarice Lawyer, and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held Sunday, December 7, at the Kingston Residence, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.


JUDY SWARTZ
Judy K. Swartz, 65, of Perrysburg, died Monday, December 1, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. On August 20, 1943, she was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, to Charles and Sophia (Nobis) Baker. In Luckey, Ohio, she married Jerry Swartz on April 6, 1963. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge, Ohio, where she was active in various church groups, Order of the Eastern Star, 5 Point Steam Threshers and Old Timers Mother Club. In her spare time, she was an avid garage sale shopper. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Swartz of Sylvania; son, Jason (Rachael) Swartz of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Omar, Othman, Lenah, Sinan; sister, Margaret (Jim) Baker- Chagnon of Woodville, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Swartz, on May 29, 1999. She also was preceded in death by her parents, and son, Jerry Swartz Jr. Memorial Services were held Saturday, December 6, at Marsh Funeral Home, Luckey, Ohio, with the Rev. Daniel Beaudoin officiating. Graveside services were private in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, Dowling, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge, Ohio, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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SHARON COUGHENOUR

Sharon Sue (Vernon) Coughenour, 63, of Perrysburg, died Friday, November 28, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born on April 10, 1945, to Marvin and Ethel (Boone) Kellum in Toledo. She enjoyed reading, gardening and arts and crafts. She was an avid Michigan and Indianapolis Colts fan. In her younger years, she enjoyed boating in the summertime and most recently she was able to enjoy a trip to Florida for vacation. She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Louis) Braatz; son, Robert (Conny) Vernon; grandchildren, Jennifer (Chad), Stephan, Erica (Jason), John, Wendy, Steven, Christopher, and Justin; great-grandchildren, Trevor, Kali, Logan, Madison and Lily. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Kellum, and grandson, Nicholas Vernon. A memorial service was held December 2, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Interment was private. The family suggests that those wishing to make a memorial contribution consider the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.


SHERRY FISHER
Sherry E. Fisher, 58, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, November 27, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on April 16, 1950, to Ramie and Ola (Harris) Fisher. She was a 1968 graduate of Whitney Vocational School, where she received her beautician’s license. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Perrysburg. Ms. Fisher enjoyed researching genealogy, crocheting, and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her father, Ramie Fisher; sister, Mary (Joe) Brumfield; brothers, Thomas (Eylan) Fisher, Ramie (Kim) Fisher and Roy (Donna) Fisher, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ola Fisher. Funeral services were held December 2, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Perrysburg, with Bishop Cory Eckel officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Sujkow-ski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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CLEMENT HUSSAR

Clement Hussar, 84, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, November 20, at Heartland of Perrysburg. He was born on July 13, 1924, in Springdale, Pennsylvania, to Paul and Bertha (Hrabovsky) Hussar. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. Mr. Hussar was employed with Libbey- Owens-Ford Glass Co. as a pipe fitter for 40 years, retiring in 1985. He was a parishioner of All Saints Catholic Church and a member of the Holy Cross Council Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of the Rossford VFW and the Rossford Seniors. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, gardening, playing cards, especially euchre, going on casino trips and was an avid Detroit Tigers fan. He is survived by his daughters, Nancy (Ken) Baum and Cindy (Bill) Miller; grandchildren, Jason (Jen) Miller, Dawn (Chuck Sosbe) Miller, and Sarah and Jennifer Baum; great-grandchildren, JJ and Jessica Miller, and his siblings, John Hussar, Agnes Kilisz, Millie Boris, and Anne (Bill) Santus. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Jeanette; sister, Betty Peltz, and two infant children. Visitation was held November 23, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, where The Knights of Columbus recited the Rosary. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, November 24, in All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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JOHN HUSSAR

John J. Hussar, 91, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, November 23, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on August 9, 1917, in Springdale, Pennsylvania, to Paul and Bertha (Hrabovsky) Hussar. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II. Mr. Hussar was employed with Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company as a pipefitter. He is survived by his sons, Ron (Diane) Hussar and Jeff (Patty) Hussar; sisters, Agnes Kilisz, Millie Boris and Anne (Bill) Santus; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Helen; daughters, Jackie South and Donna Snyder; granddaughter, Tracey South; brother, Clement Hussar, and sister, Betty Peltz. A Recitation was held November 25, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, November 26, at 10:30 a.m., at All Saints Catholic Church, where the family will receive visitors beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Kent Kaufman will be officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg.
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CAROLYN ISCH
Carolyn Ann Isch, 76, died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 20, 2008, in Franklin, Indiana. She was born September 14, 1932, in Wood County, to Alvin and Hilda (Zilles) Isch. She was a 1950 graduate of Perrysburg High School, received a bachelor’s degree in foods and nutrition from Ohio University, served a dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, and received a master’s degree in dietetics from Ohio State University. She was a past member of the American Dietetic Association and the Toledo Dietetic Association. As a dietitian, she worked at Yale New Haven Hospital, Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Madison General Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, before becoming the assistant executive director for the Dietary Managers Association in Chicago, Illinois. Her most recent position was a nutrition coordinator for the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio. She retired in 1996. Ms. Isch was a life-long Lutheran, and a dedicated volunteer at the churches she attended. She was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, for many years, and was active in Perrysburg Christians United, an ecumenical social service organization that sponsors a local food bank. For several years before PCU had a permanent building, donated food was stored at her home. She was a past member of Perrysburg Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #446. She was most recently a member of Abundant Grace Lutheran Church in Greenwood, Indiana. She volunteered at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Indiana. She also was also a member of Chapter B.S. of PEO. Ms. Isch is survived by her identical twin sister, Marilyn Lindstaedt; brother- in-law, William; nieces, Emily Pollander and Carolyn Kirby; nephew, William Lindstaedt Jr.; two great-nieces and four greatnephews. A service will be conducted on Saturday, November 29, at 2 p.m., at the Zoar Lutheran Church with friends being received following the services. A private burial will be conducted in Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church or Perrysburg Christians United.




LEONARD POLLOCK

Leonard J. Pollock, 85, formerly of Woodland Avenue, Perrysburg, died Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at Manor of Perrysburg where he was a resident for the past six years. He was born in Toledo, on May 31, 1923. to J. D. and Ida Pollock. An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Pollock served in the Aleutian Islands. He was a truck driver for Columbia Concrete Block Company and Georgia Pacific, retiring in 1979. After retirement he worked part-time for Roe, Inc. He was a member of the Teamsters for 30 years and enjoyed bowling at Interstate Lanes and gardening. Mr. Pollock is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary; sons, Larry (Liz) and Daniel (Lisby) Pollock; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Marie Stultz and Dorothy Kyer. Funeral services were held November 15, at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the Activities Room at the Manor of Perrysburg.
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ELMER SABO
Elmer J. Sabo, 76, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. He was born May 27, 1932, in Perrysburg, to Fred and Helen (Copalinski) Sabo. A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Sabo worked in the regulation department for Columbia Gas, where he retired in 1994. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Order of Fraternal Eagles Rossford Aerie No 2322 and was a Perrysburg Township Fire Department volunteer. He coached Little League baseball, played Santa for many years and was an avid fan of Owens Technical girls basketball and softball. He is survived by his sons, Kevin Sabo and Ron (Mary) Sabo; daughter, Shelly (Mike) Moulton; grandchildren, Amanda, Brittany, Courtney, Christina, Heather, Christopher and Hannah Sabo; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Ernest and Robert Sabo, and sister, Margaret Roller. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; sisters, Irene, Mary, Helen, Elsie, Eleanor and Rosie; brothers, Louis, Alex, Eddie and Fred. A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 22, at Witzler Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Private burial will be held at a later date at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.




GENEVIEVE STANCZAK

Genevieve B. (Szymankowski) Stanczak, 92, of Avalon in Monclova and formerly of Dr. McCauley’s Court in Perrysburg, died Thursday, November 20, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, on August 21, 1916, to Andrew and Helen (Ofczarska) Szymankowski and was married to Henry Stanczak. She had enjoyed working as a caregiver for many Perrysburg families. She also worked in sales and as a cashier for Sterling Market. Ms. Stanczak was a member of St. Rose Church and in her spare time enjoyed cooking. She is survived by her daughter, Joan (Jack) Hoffman of Perrysburg; grandson, Michael (Nona) Hoffman of London, Ohio; granddaughter, Michelle (Jim) Burnard of Perrysburg; great-grandchildren, Meghan and John Burnard; sister, Wanda Edwards of Pennsylvania, and nephews, Clifford Dunne and Ronald Szymankowski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry F. Stanczak; son, Henry S. Stanczak; brother, Steve Szymankowski and sister, Sophie Dunne. The Rosary was recited on November 23, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers began in the funeral home on Monday, November 24, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Church. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Rose Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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LARRY WHALEY
Larry L. Whaley, 59, of Perrysburg, died November 21, 2008 at his home. He was born on February 23, 1949, in Toledo, to Harry Whaley and Violet Cook. He was a self-employed painter who built a successful business. He enjoyed spending time in his motor home and on his boat. Mr. Whaley is survived by his daughters, Lea Ann Whaley, and Heidi Nehls; granddaughters, Kayci Willis and Mckensi Nehls; mother, Violet (Richard Wagner) Cook; step-mother, Anna Mae Whaley; sisters, Gloria (Bob) Walter, Patricia (Emmett) Whiteaker, Sharon (Doug) Thomas, Barb (Daniel) Pindoley; step-brothers and step-sisters, Ken (Tammy) Blair, Teresa (Mark) Schiess, Dennis (Becky) Blair, and Doug (Stephanie) Blair. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Whaley and his grandson, Dawson Cronk. Private services were held Monday, November 24. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
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GRACE WYGANT
Grace Ann Wygant died Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born February 28, 1909, in Marshall County, Indiana, Village of Bourbon, to John and Mina (Gerard) Shively. She attended elementary school and graduated from Waite High School in Toledo. On December 22, 1928, she married Walter Wygant. Mrs. Wygant was a member of the Fort Industry Chapter of the DAR and a former member of the Perrysburg Garden Club, the League of Women Voters, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Maumee, Mobile Meals, and Valleywood Golf Club. She was a founding member of the Book Club of Rossford. For years she enjoyed gardening, playing golf and bridge as well as reading good novels and mysteries. She worked at various positions at Lamson Brothers department store and as a secretary and bookkeeper. During World War II, she served as a neighborhood air raid warden in Perrysburg Township. She took continuing education classes in interior design at the Toledo Museum of Art. Ms. Wygant is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Robert) Wygant-Mills; stepgrandson, Michael Mills of New Jersey; several great-nieces and greatnephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, on October 9, 1997. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Willard Shively, and sisters, Berniece Farnsworth and Louise Conlisk. There was no visitation. Burial was private at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorials may be made to the Willard Way Library Large Print Book Department, 101 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg Ohio 43551, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


CAROLYN STROPE
Carolyn Marie (Cornelius) Strope, 66, of Perrysburg, Ohio died November 12, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio She was born in Toledo on November 21, 1941, to Raymond and Florence (Kosch) Cornelius. She was a graduate of St. Rose School, Perrysburg High School and Mercy School of Nursing. She was employed at Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina, California, from 1973 to 1998. She also volunteered at St. Anne’s Hospital. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, playing organ and helping people in need. She is survived by her daughters, Sherri (Tom) Cheaney, Michele Strope, and Melissa (Joel) Green; sons, Stephen Strope and Richard Strope; seven grandchildren; mother, Florence (Kosch) Cornelius; brother, Roland (Lorrie) Cornelius; sisters, Theresa Dahms and Ellen Mendieta. She was preceded in death by her father, and a brother, Tom Cornelius. Visitation was Sunday, November 16, at the Maison - Dardenne - Walker Funeral Home, Maumee, where the Rosary was recited. A Memorial Mass was held Monday, November 17, at St. Rose Parish, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Ochsner Foundation–Zebra Fund, 200 West Esplanade Suite 200, Kenner, Louisiana 70065. All contributions go toward building, maintaining and staffing the Zebra House, a place where family and friends of carcinoid cancer patients can stay.
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MARGARET TOKES
Margaret Elizabeth Tokes, 91, of Bowling Green and formerly of Perrysburg, died Saturday, November 8, 2008, at Wood Haven Health Care Center, where she resided for the past 17 years. She was born January 26, 1917, in Perrysburg Township, to George and Pearl (Biniker) Herman and was a 1936 graduate of Perrysburg High School. After graduation, she began her lifelong career as a waitress, first for Perrysburg Sanitary Restaurant and then with Fort Meigs Restaurant, retiring after 45 years of service. She then worked as a caretaker for 15 years for the family of George Secor and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg. Ms. Tokes is survived by her son and daughter-inlaw, Franklin and Teena Tokes; grandsons, Toby (Lisa) Tokes of Maumee and Jamie Tokes of Winter Garden, Florida; greatgranddaughters, Reagan and Makenzie Tokes; sister-inlaw, Lucy Herman, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 1948; brothers, Clarence and Arthur Herman, and sister- in-law, Dorothy Herman. Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 11, at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to The Residents Fund at Wood Haven Health Care Center, 1965 East Gypsy Lane, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.


LINDA GOODWIN
Linda Mary Goodwin, 61, of Toledo, died Friday, October 31, 2008, in St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born in Toledo, on November 16, 1946, to Raymond and Mary Jane (Bliss) Ford. She is survived by her children, Raymond (Sandy) Ford of Toledo, Anthony (Kelly) Carpenter of Swanton, Rachael Goodwin of Toledo; five grandchildren; sisters, Janet Hoffman of Georgia, and Margaret “Peggy” Aubry-Kaufman of Perrysburg. She was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Ann Linville. Funeral services were held Friday, November 7, in Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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MARY LOU HOHENBERGER

Mary Lou Hohenberger died November 7, 2008, at Lake Park Comfort Care Center. She was born May 29, 1930, to Louise and Charles Adkinson in Toledo. She graduated from Central Catholic High School and went on to receive her registered nursing degree from Mercy School of Nursing. She was married to William “Bill” Hohenberger for 40 years and had nine children. While raising her family, she continued to work full time at several area hospital, most recently at Flower Hospital. After retiring in 1992, she worked to keep her nurse’s license active and she volunteered as a parish nurse. She is survived by her children, Kathleen, Karen, Michele (Shaun) Coughlan, Martin (Joan), Pamela (Warren) Shoup, Trish (Mark) Meyer, Christopher (Judy), Steve, and Juanita Payne; grandchildren, Jordan (Kristina), Chelsea and Mackenzie Coughlan, Katie and Nick Hohenberger, Aubrey and Tyler Shoup, Bradley, Patrick and Kevin Hohenberger, and Danielle Meyer; sisters, Judy Keller, Patricia and Gloria Adkinson; brothers, Laurence and Gerald Adkinson, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, and brothers, Chuck and Jim Adkinson. Mrs. Hohenberger donated her body to the University of Toledo Medical Center. Friends and family may visit at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East- South Boundary, Perrysburg, on Friday, November 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 15, at 10:30 a.m., at Saint Rose Parish, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg. The family requests any memorials, in lieu of flowers, to be given to the Mercy College Foundation Nursing Scholarship or Lake Park Comfort Care Center.
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WILLIAM BOYCE JR.

William J. Boyce Jr., 80, died November 2, 2008, at his home. He was born in Toledo, on October 2, 1928, to William. and Anna (Miller) Boyce Sr. He married Marlene Scheanwald on September 3, 1955. Mr. Boyce worked for Gulf Oil for 22 years and The City of Toledo for 19 years, where he retired in 1990. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and the Rossford Eagles. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Boyce; sons, Doug (Vanessa) Boyce of Maumee; Dave (Laurie) Boyce of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Jodi, Kelly, David, Cori and Brian; s t e p - g r a n d c h i l d r e n , Stephanie Crevison, Greggory Sherman; great-grandchild, Aidan; brothers, Donald (Mary) Boyce of Aniston, Alabama, and Jack (Joan) Boyce of Point Place, along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Evelyn Simons, Phyllis Hall, Gladys Moon, Mildred Johnson, Lorraine Hartsfield, Marion Domonkos, and Kate Romstadt, and brothers, Kenneth, Robert, James and Richard Boyce. A Scripture Service was held November 4, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin today, November 5, at 10:15 a.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg. Burial will follow in Lake Township Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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ROBERT COON II

Robert Richardson Coon II, 79, died unexpectedly at his home in Perrysburg, on November 1, 2008. He was born July 8, 1929, to Robert and Virginia (Falconer) Coon in Toledo. After spending his early years in Perrysburg, attending Nazareth Hall in junior high, he graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1947 and Lake Forest Academy in 1948. He attended Miami University, University of Dayton, George Washington University and ultimately graduated from Miami University with a degree in finance after serving four years in the Air Force during the Korean War. In his professional life, he was with Hayden Stone of New York City in their research department for three years. Next, Bob joined the Bell & Beckwith Brokerage Firm in Toledo, where he became a partner in 1972. Then he was with Cowen & Co. as the assistant branch manager. His final professional decades were with Foster Bros/Prudential Bache, as a financial advisor. He was a past member of the Toledo Bond Club. For two years, Mr. Coon taught evening courses in finance at Owens Community College. He also participated in community work, and was “Outstanding Young Man” in the Toledo Jaycees in 1964. He was past treasurer of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and Menonaqua Beach Club, in Harbor Springs, Michigan; he was on the board of Toledo Mental Hygiene Clinic, The Thomas M. Wernert Center, where he served as treasurer and vice president. He was the past treasurer of Harbor House, past board member of Friends of Wood County Parks. He was a member of The Toledo Museum of Art, Carranor Hunt & Polo Club, Perrysburg Boat Club and Charlevoix Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed spending time at a log cabin in Northern Michigan on the rise overlooking Little Traverse Bay, where he had spent his summers since a young child. He also enjoyed the outdoors and nature, sailing, snorkeling, skiing, duck hunting, shooting sporting clays, kayaking, tennis and platform tennis. Mr. Coon is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara; son, David (Jacque) Coon of San Leandro, California; daughter, Barb “Betsy” Redieck of Easton, Kansas; grandchildren, Christopher Coon, Samantha and Susan Redieck; sister, Ginger (Richard) Brown of Perrysburg. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Coon III, and daughter, Vivian Coon. A Memorial Service will be held today, November 5, at 11 a.m., at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary Street, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Kenneth Pepin officiating. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the form of contributions to The Thomas M. Wernert Center or Friends of Wood County Parks.
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WARREN RIECK

Warren A. Rieck, 80, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, October 28, 2008, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Lyons, Wisconsin, on August 30, 1928, to Laura and Albert Rieck. He started his professional selling career with Fuller Brush Company, and went on to enjoy a successful 27-year career as a sales representative for Beaute Craft. He was proud of his German heritage and was active for many years with the German-American Club. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. His hobbies included wine making, woodworking and cooking. Mr. Rieck is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Jo (Philby); son, Brent Rieck of Perrysburg; grandson, Asher Rieck of Perrysburg; sister, Vera Koehnke of Burlington, Wisconsin, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Bryan (Pamela) and sisters, Marian Banks and Audrey Clauson. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate Mr. Rieck’s life on Saturday, November 15, at 12:30 p.m,. at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home. Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to donate to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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LEO DARMOFAL
Leo M. Darmofal, 74, died Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at Heartland Hospice of Perrysburg. He was born February 20, 1934, in Toledo, to Vincent and Nellie (Kupiec) Darmofal. He was a 1952 graduate of Macomber High School and attended the University of Toledo. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was a student of history, a member of the American Legion Post #28, the VFW and the Lou Diamond Detachment of the Marine Corps League, and enjoyed helping on various veteran committees. He worked in data processing at Electric Autolite and also in data processing at Champion Spark Plug Company, where he was in charge of the computer room. He then moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he lived for 20 years and worked for Valley National Bank and Bank One before his retirement and return to the Toledo area. He was a member of St. Rose parish in Perrysburg, where he served as an usher for many years. Mr. Darmofal is survived by his wife, Emma Lou; children, Catherine and David Darmofal; sisters, Eleanore Darmofal, Theresa (George) Townsend and Stella Gerl; brothers, Edward (Rosalie) Darmofal, Robert (Sue) Darmofal and Joe (Fran) Darmofal; many nieces and nephews, and good friend, Richard Baranowski. He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond. Funeral services were private. A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Rose. Arrangements were made by the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551; the St. Vincent de Paul Society, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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JOHN DAVEY

John William Davey, 82, of Perrysburg Township and formerly of Toledo, died Saturday, October 25, 2008, at his home in Perrysburg Commons. He was born in Lime City, Ohio, on May 8, 1926, to Oscar and Leone (Deem) Davey and was a graduate of Perrysburg High School. He served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier, USS Bunker Hill when it was struck by kamikazes during World War II. On November 15, 1947, he married Lois Zitzelberger in Toledo. He worked in maintenance for Sun Oil, retiring in 1985. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Mary Jo Davey of Perrysburg; nieces, Jennie (Bill) Buckenberger and Judy (Ron) King; nephew, Mike Davey; great-niece, Danielle Bunde and greatnephew, Zach King. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, on September 20, 2005. He also was preceded in death by his son, David Davey and sister, Mary (Davey) Smithers. Funeral services will be held today, October 29, at 11 a.m., in the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Charles Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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SOPHIA MAZZARELLA
Sophia Elizabeth Mazzarella died Friday, October 24, 2008. She was born Friday, October 17, 2008, to Tony and Marny (Dedrick) Mazzarella. Sophia is survived by her parents of Haskins, Ohio; grandparents, Roger and Martha Mazzarella; Kathy and Scott Hicks, all of Bowling Green, Ohio; Jim and Paula Dedrick of Medina, Ohio; great-grandparents, Joann Jenny and Marion Hollan, both of Medina, and John Krivonak of Cleveland, Ohio, and special uncle, Jason Dedrick of Eugene, Oregon. Visitation for Sophia will be Thursday, October 30, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home and Crematory, 1460 West Wooster Street, Bowling Green. The funeral service will be Friday, October 31, at 10:30 a.m., in the remembrance chapel of the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mazzarella family in care of the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.
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CHARLES WYGANT

Charles S. Wygant, 53, of Bowling Green, Ohio, died Monday October 20, 2008. He was born to Charles and Thelma (Weible) Wygant. He married Mirianne Caisse on February 7, 1976, in Montreal, Quebec. Mr. Wygant graduated in 1973 from Perrysburg High School, and was a shipping coordinator with Glasstech of Perrysburg for 20 years. He enjoyed his cats, playing golf and basketball, traveling, flying kites, dancing and cooking. Mr. Wygant is survived by his wife, Mirianne; mother, of Perrysburg; brothers, Dan Wygant of Bowling Green and Sam (Kristin) Wygant of Sylvania; sisters, Kathy (Howard) Inderbitzin and Sandra (Jody) Sheets, both of Perrysburg; nieces and nephews, Kate, Brent, Brian, Amy, Matt, Michelle, Megan, JoNae, Brittany, Charlie, Jason, Carol and Nicole. He was preceded in death by his father, and sister, Cindy Wygant. A Celebration of Life in Remembrance of Mr. Wygant was held Sunday, October 26, in the Deck- Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be given to the Wood County Humane Society, 801 Van Camp Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 or Ronald McDonald House Charities, 3883 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio 43606.
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WILLIAM MYERHOLTZ

William Roger Myerholtz, 50, died unexpectedly on Monday October 20, 2008. He was born and raised in Rossford, and spent the last years of his life in Perrysburg. He was self-employed for most of his life. He enjoyed fast cars and computers. Mr. Myerholtz is survived by his wife, Sandra (Szychowski) Myerholtz; son, Clint Myerholtz of Perrysburg; daughters, Holly Myerholtz of Perrysburg, Corrine (Mike) Corbett of Lima, Ashley (Mike) Thomas and Marcy Myerholtz, both of Perrysburg; five grandchildren; mother, Dorothy Myerholtz; brothers, Harmon “Sam” (Brenda) and Bernard “Steve” (Beverly) Myerholtz and his sister, Brenda (Kenneth) Falter. He was preceded in death by his father, Harmon Myerholtz. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 25, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Douglas Rumschlag. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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EVA VOGES

Eva Mae (Lary) Voges, 86, of Perrysburg died Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at the Manor At Perrysburg. She was born in Toledo, on March 12, 1922, to Irvin and Foanna (Kirk) Lary and was a graduate of Whitney Vocational High School in Toledo. She married Fremont “Montie” Voges on December 30, 1940, in Napoleon, Ohio. Following her husband’s career as a Lt. Col., Mrs. Voges worked as an administrative secretary in the Pentagon and as a secretary at various churches. She enjoyed entertaining in her home. She was an accomplished cook and gifted interior decorator. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Perrysburg, where she was a Sunday school teacher, led many women’s Bible studies, worked in various children’s ministries and was a coordinated various prayer chains. Mrs. Voges enjoyed music and was a supporter of the Toledo Symphony, where she served as campaign coordinator. She is survived by her daughters, Gayle (Jerry) McCreery of Baltimore, Ohio, and Gloria (Daniel) Murphy of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Joel (Brandy) McCreery, Micah (Kyeong Min) McCreery, Thom (Samantha) McCreery, Shannon (Hall) Williams and Tyler (Kim) Murphy; great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Gwen, Janoah, Hahna and Aidan; brother, William Lary of Mill Valley, California, and uncle, Cloyce Kirk. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired Lt. Col. Fremont “Montie” Voges; daughter, Sandra Voges, and sister, Jean Morman. Funeral services were held Friday, October 24, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Maumee, with the Rev. Dr. Paul Board officiating. Burial was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, NAMI or Paul’s Peers Respite Care.
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ANITA MACKEY

Anita Hilda (Nurmi) Mackey, 94, of Perrysburg, died Monday, October 13, 2008, at the Manor At Perrysburg. She was born in Massachusetts, on November 24, 1913, to Charles and Hilda (Enroth) Nurmi. She married Niles Mackey on May 28, 1938. She worked in retail sales for more than 35 years for various companies in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. She was active in the PTA and Talko Club in Cleveland. She enjoyed dancing, singing and playing the piano. Ms. Mackey is survived by her daughter, Nancy Colsman of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Melissa (Jonathan) Gardner and Joshua Colsman, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Niles, and brothers, Elmer, Warren and Edwin Nurmi. Funeral services were held Friday, October 17, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Ann Marshall officiating. Private burial was in West Park Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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REV. E. J. MELCHERT
The Rev. E. J. Melchert, 97, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at his home. He was born to Fred and Anna (Meinlschmidt) Melchert on February 26, 1911, in Seymour, Wisconsin, and attended a one-room country schoolhouse through eighth grade and then continued his education at Seymour High School, graduating in 1928. He attended St. Paul Luther Junior College in Minnesota, and transferred to Capital University, where he graduated in 1932. In 1935, he graduated from Capital Seminary and was ordained in his home church Emmanuel Lutheran in Seymour, on June 16, 1935. He married Virginia Hepner on June 30, 1935, and began his ministry on July 14, 1935, at St. Peters Church in Ridgeville Corners, where he served as pastor through 1938. He continued his ministry in Detroit, Michigan, where he served as assistant pastor at Mt. Zion Lutheran and later at Truth Lutheran. In October 1944, he began his ministry at Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, where he served as full-time pastor for 32 years, and for eight more years part-time, ministering to shut-in parishioners. Thereafter, he served as interim pastor in several churches in northwest Ohio. He is survived by his children, Dr. Charles (Anabel Proffitt) Melchert of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Eugene “UE” Melchert of Chillicothe, Ohio, Judith (Gordon Correia) Melchert of Newark, Ohio and Priscilla (Milton) Morgan of Ashland, Oregon; grandson, Tim (Lisa) Melchert of Boise, Idaho; great-grandson, Skyler Melchert; sister, Marie Melchert of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and brother, Bob Melchert of Seymour. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; grandsons, Mark and Steve Melchert; two sisters and five brothers. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 21, in Zoar Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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SHIRLEY (PERKINS) OLDHAM

Shirley Jean “Perky” (Perkins) Oldham, 73, died October 9, 2008. She was born in Perrysburg, and was a 1953 graduate of Perrysburg High School. She moved to Bradenton, Florida, in 2000, from Newington, Connecticut, where she had resided for 27 years. She did her licensed practical nursing training at St. Vincent School of Nursing, and her radiologic technologist training at St. Charles Hospital in Oregon. She retired from Grove Hill Clinic in Cromwell, Connecticut. Mrs. Oldham belonged to the Women’s Circle, TLC Bible study group, was a Strawberry Shortcake clown for the church’s clown ministry, was active in the Red Hat “Classy Ladies” Society and the Connecticut Club. She is survived by her husband, Glyn, of Bradenton; sons, Keith (Fawn) of Windsor, Connecticut, Kent (Kristin) of Monson, Massachusetts, daughters, Tracy (Paul) Riordan of Newington, Lisa Oldham of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren, Lindsey, Jessica and Sarah Riordan and Rachel Oldham; brothers, Alvin Perkins of Bowling Green, Ohio, Thomas Perkins of Manville, Rhode Island, and sister, Janet Jenks of Elbridge, New York. A Memorial Service was held Thursday, October 16, at Palma Sola Presbyterian Church in West Bradenton. Arrangements were made by the Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, West Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made to Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, c/o Shirley Oldham Memorial Fund, 6510 Third Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida 34209.
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ROBERT C. WELCH

Longtime owner, publisher and editor Robert C. Welch dies at the age of 83
Robert C. Welch, 83 of Perrysburg, died Saturday, October 11, 2008, at the Manor at Perrysburg. Born May 19, 1925, in Toledo, he was the son of Joseph and Harriet Welch. He attended grade school and Robinson Junior High prior to moving to Virginia with his parents. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942 and served aboard the USS Montpelier for the duration of World War II, earning 12 battle stars. His ship participated in the longest battle of World War II (Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville) and fired more rounds than any other cruiser in the war. He was honored to serve as a member of the commissioning committee of the nuclear submarine USS Toledo. He returned to Toledo in 1946, when he married Dorothy J. Hamilton, his junior high school sweetheart on January 26, 1946. They were married for 62 years. He also is survived by three sons: John (Sally) Welch, Dr. Robert (Sally) Welch, and Matthew (Brenda) Welch. He was preceded in death by his son, James Welch. Other survivors include his grandchildren, Amy (Dan Boggs) Pickering, Chester (Kelley) Welch, Alissa (David) Ingram, Destiny (Don) Pisula, Olivia (Brent) Dacre, Adam (Andrea) Welch, Robert (Anne-Marie) Welch, Jr., Branden (Natalie) Welch, Kathryn Welch, Noah Welch, and Sydney Welch; great-grandchildren, Madeline Dacre, Allison Pisula, Aidan Ingram, Derrek Welch, Benjamin Dacre, Troy Pisula, Conner Welch and Claire Ingram; brotherin- law, Robert (Joan) Hamilton; sister-inlaw, Mary (James) Whitten, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Welch co-owned Welch Publishing Co. which he and his wife founded in 1980. He was owner, editor and publisher emeritus of the Perrysburg Messenger Journal and Rossford Record Journal since 1969; the Point and Shoreland Journal since 1978, and the Holland-Springfield Journal since 2003. Mr. Welch had worked at the newspapers since 1947. He lived in Perrysburg since 1949, with the exception of 10 years in Whitehouse. He served as Sunday School Superintendent and Scout Master of Troop 110 at Grace United Methodist Church, where he was a member for more than 50 years. Civic organizations included: Perrysburg Chamber of Commerce (former board member), Rotary Club of Perrysburg (charter member, past president, chairman of Perrysburg Rotary Service Foundation), Exchange Club, Historic Perrysburg (charter member, trustee), honorary member of League of Women Voters, honorary member of Girl Scouts of America, (Maumee Valley Council), Northern Wood County YMCA (former board member), sustaining member of Black Swamp Conservatory, sustaining member of Toledo Area YMCA. Fraternal affiliations include Phoenix Lodge #123 F&AM, Fort Miami Chapter RAM, Calumet Council R&SM, St. Omer Commandery, Turkeyfoot Council Allied Masonic Degrees, Perrysburg Chapter OES, DEO 8th Capitular District Royal Arch Masons, DDGHP 8th Capitular District RAM, past president 6th Division Commandery CTA, Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo (past county director Wood, Fulton and Henry counties), Zenobia Shrine (Crusaders, Mariners, Wood County Shrine Club), Red Cross of Constantine, O-TONTA- LA Grotto, Downtown High Twelve Club, Knights of Ireland, and President Phoenix Temple Board. He was a Knight York Cross of Honour and also a recipient of the Order of DeMolay Legion of Honor. Professional memberships include Society of Professional Journalists, Buckeye Press Association, and National Newspaper Association. Other memberships included American Legion Post #28 (Perrysburg), Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10912 (Blissfield, Michigan), Fraternal Order of Elks (Maumee, Ohio), and honorary member U.S. LST Association. His hobbies included fishing on Lake Erie where he skippered the “Good News” and “Gold Watch.” Friends were received Monday, October 13, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, where Phoenix Lodge #123 F&AM Masonic Services began at 7 p.m., followed by Perrysburg Chapter #446 OES services. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 14, at Grace United Methodist Church, 601 East Boundary Street, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Bill Bauman officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Perrysburg Rotary Service Foundation, the Perrysburg High School Robert C. Welch Journalism Scholarship Fund, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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CHARLOTTE MASNYK
Charlotte Margot Masnyk, 77, of Rossford, died Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio-Perrysburg. She was born on August 18, 1931, to Erich and Martha Pohl, in Berlin, Germany. She had worked for Chrysler for 18 years in production. She is survived by her children, Deborah (Bob) Weber, Monica Sommers, Mickie (Neal) Gregory, Erica (Thomas) Samson and Michael (Deb) Masnyk, Jr. ; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews in Germany. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Masnyk, in 1996. She also was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Lindsay Samson; brothers, Heinz and Erich Pohl, and sister, Christa Bandur. In keeping with Ms. Masnyk’s wishes, services were private. Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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JUNE UNCAPHER
June A. Corey Uncapher, 78, of Rossford, died Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at Bay Park Community Hospital. She was born in Bedford, Quebec, Canada, on April 20, 1930, to Mervin and Alice (Lampman) Corey. She received her nursing degree from both Canada and the United States. On June 7, 1952, she married Russell Uncapher, Jr. in Presque Isle, Maine. She was a nurse in Canada and locally at St. Charles and St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center. For 18 years she worked for the Jobst Institute as engineer in the engineering office and as company nurse. Ms. Uncapher was a member of Rossford United Methodist Church and enjoyed collecting antiques and dolls, and spending time with family, especially her granddaughters. She is survived by her children, Ann (Mike) Bolyard of Waterville, Russell Uncapher of Rossford, and Penny (Mike) Lamb of Oregon; granddaughters, Stefanie and Nicole Lamb; sister, Hertha Lampman of Canada; cousin, Pat Krause of Toledo, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, on November 26, 2002. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Gerald, Merlin, and Eric Corey. Private graveside services were held in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society, Wood County Unit, 1045 North Main Street Suite B, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.
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SISTER ST. MARK (MARGARET) THORNTON
Sister St. Mark (Margaret) Thornton, 92, a member of the Ursuline Convent of the Sacred Heart for 71 years, died on Sunday, October 12, 2008, at Ursuline Center, Toledo. Sister entered the Ursuline Community in 1937, from Perrysburg, St. Rose Parish. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Mary Manse College and her master of arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. She attended summer sessions at the Detroit Institute of Art, St. John University in Collegeville, Minnesota, as well as the University of Detroit, St. John Abbey, Solesmes, France, for the Gregorian Institute in 1955. Sister was part of the Toledo Board of Education Drug Abuse Program between 1970 and 1974. As an educator, she began teaching at St. Ursula Academy and St. Angela Hall and taught summer sessions at Mary Manse College. She also taught at St. Gerard, Lima, Calvert High School and St. Joseph School in Tiffin and Rosary Cathedral School, Toledo. Following her teaching in the Toledo Diocese, Sister went to Good Shepherd Manor in Wakefield, Ohio, where she was involved in music, liturgy and religion ministry. She resided at St. Ursula Convent and the Ursuline Center since she retired in 1996. She is survived by her sister, Catherine Berry of Perrysburg; many nieces and nephews, and her sisters in the Ursuline Community. She was preceded in death by her brothers, William, John and Arthur, and sisters, Mildred May and Sister Agnes Therese. A vigil was held October 14, in the Ursuline Center, 4035 Indian Road, Toledo. The funeral liturgy will be held today, October 15, at 10:30 a.m., in the Ursuline Center Chapel. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Coyle Funeral Home, Toledo. Memorials may be made to the Ursuline Convent of the Sacred Heart.
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JAMES BROSSIA

James R. Brossia, 62, died Monday, September 22, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born January 21, 1946, in Perrysburg, to Melvin and Laura (Walston) Brossia. He graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1964. Mr. Brossia worked for Owens Illinois and Libby- Owens-Ford for more than 20 years in shipping and receiving and on the line. Currently he was working for LarMar Foods, Inc. in production for Garlic Expressions salad dressing. He enjoyed golf, family gettogethers and his grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Lynn (Ken) Owczarzak and Rusty Brossia; grandchildren, Allison, Kyle and Emily Owczarzak; brother, John Brossia; aunt, Margaret Ann Bellner and many nieces, nephews and cousins, including special cousins, Dave (Shelley) Brossia, Amy Thornton, Larry (Vicki) Karnes, Paul (Melanie) Calevro and Gary (Mary) Karnes. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Anita Voska. Funeral services were held September 26, at Zoar Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum, officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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RICHARD JONES
Richard H. Jones, 66, a first generation American of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was a graduate of Shawnee High School in Lima, Ohio, and graduated from Kenyon College in 1964, where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. After school, he began work for Owens Corning Fiberglas, and at 25, was the youngest personnel manager, working at the Anderson, South Carolina, plant. In 1974, Mr. Jones moved to Toledo, and worked in corporate industrial relations; at the time of his retirement in 2003 he was the director of labor relations. He was an avid Michigan football fan and also enjoyed classic movies, politics and history. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kathleen Knight Jones; children Jason, Erick, and David Jones; sister, Diane (Paul) Long of Naples, Florida, and father, Edward Jones. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Jones, in 1987. Funeral services were held September 27, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Maumee. Arrangements were made by the Coyle Funeral Home, Toledo. Donations may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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FRANK “JOE” ROSSBACH
Frank Joseph Rossbach, 87, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born March 4, 1921, in Perrysburg to Joseph and Lulu (Bayer) Rossbach. He graduated from Bexley High School and attended the Ohio State University for two years. Mr. Rossbach is survived by his brothers, Stanley “Buck” (Sharon) Rossbach of Perrysburg, and John (Maria) Rossbach of Carlsbad, California; nieces, Dana Bach and Rosenda Piergeorge; grandnephew, Justin Nolan, grandniece, Stacy Finch, and greatgrandnephew, D. J. Hawley. He was preceded in death by his sister, Georgia Moreo. Funeral services were held September 30, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest of Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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CASIMIR KNUREK

Casimir W. Knurek, 94, of Luckey, Ohio, died at Heritage Corner Senior Health Care in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was born in Rossford, to Joseph and Helen (Pilot) Knurek on March 17, 1914. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served his country during World War II. He then went to work for Libbey-Owens- Ford Glass Company as a pipefitter for 40 years, retiring in 1976. He was past president of Local 9 and was a member of the Cullet Club and the Knights of Columbus Council #386. Mr. Knurek is survived by his niece, Barbara (John) Lwio; nephew, Robert (Jean) Knurek, and special friends, Ray and Pat Ford, Gary and Debbie Marten, David and Brenda Obrock and Dawn Defalco. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann (Chizmar) in 1986, and his siblings, Katherine, Walter and Victor Knurek. Friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, today, September 25, from 10 a.m. until the time of services beginning at 11 a.m., in the funeral home with the Rev. Albert Ceranowski officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
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EVELYN BURKETT

Evelyn N. Burkett, 91, died Friday, September 19, 2008, at the Manor of Perrysburg. She was born May 27, 1917, to Carl and Chloe (Donaldson) Brickman, in McComb, Ohio. An elementary school teacher, her career in teaching began at Van Buren Centralized School and continued for more than 36 years at Gibsonburg Elementary School and both Lutz and Stamm Elementary Schools in Fremont, Ohio. She enjoyed needlework, crafts and her travels with both friends and family. Ms. Burkett was a member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, a life member of the Sandusky County Teachers Association, a member of the National Education Association, and the Alpha Delta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Sorority. She is survived by her sisters, Ruth Bell of Perrysburg, and Myrtle Foster of Kettering, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Helen Ramsey and Mildred Smith; brother, Cornelius Brickman, and husbands, George Heiser and Clarence Burkett. Friends will be received Friday, September 26, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be at West Union Cemetery in Gibsonburg, Ohio, at 2:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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ROSE MARIE CURTIS

Rose Marie (Schoenberger) Curtis, 78, of Perrysburg, died September 10, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Columbus, on July 10, 1930, to Louis and Ellen (Petty) Schoenberger. Mrs. Curtis enjoyed a lifelong passion for social causes that included her involvement on committees and boards throughout the Perrysburg area over many decades, including First United Methodist Church, Perrysburg League of Women Voters and Way Public Library. She also was known for her love of the arts, entertaining family and friends, gardening, bird watching and traveling throughout the country and abroad. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bob; daughters, Becky (Charlie) Dorn, Kate (Michael) Brady, Jenni (Jim) Hahn; sons, Rob (Deb) Curtis and Andy Curtis; grandchildren, Christine Malone, Sarah Stiver, Charlie and Michael Dorn, Jeff and Tim Hicks, Kate Snyder and Bob Curtis, Aaron, Marc and Paul Curtis, Markie and James Boney, Curtis and Jacob Hahn; greatgrandchildren, Eddie, Emily, Wolfie, Oscar, Bella, Lennie, Jacqueline, Ellie, Clayton, Allie, Anessa, Savannah and Zachary. Mrs. Curtis also is survived by her sisters, Marge (Paul) Love and Lois (Gary) Moreland and their families of the Columbus area; numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, and extended family members. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, September 27, at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second Street, Perrysburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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PEARL ZEIGLER

Pearl M. Zeigler, 77, of Perrysburg, died Thursday September 4, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born in Perrysburg Township on December 23, 1930, to Casper and Lillian Burkhardt Snyder. She was employed as a cook for Perrysburg Schools. She also sold Avon, cleaned homes, was a caregiver for people in their homes and baked cakes for Broskes Restaurant in Perrysburg. She enjoyed sewing quilts and baking pies. Ms. Zeigler is survived by her son, Roy (Terry) Zeigler; grandson, Matthew Zeigler; granddaughter, Elizabeth (Jason) Seckman; sisters, Ethel (Eugene) Gilsdorf and Catherine (John) Rowles; sister-in-law, Norma Williams and brother in-law, Elmer Sabo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Zeigler; brothers, Lawrence “Skip” Snyder, James Snyder, and sister, Dorothy Sabo. Funeral services were held September 12, at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Memorial contributions may be made to the activity department at the Manor of Perrysburg, 250 Manor Drive, Perrysburg, Ohio or ISOH/Impact, 25182 West River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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BEVERLY MARCINEK
Beverly J. Marcinek, 83, of Rossford, died Sunday, September 14, 2008, at Heartland of Perrysburg. She was born on October 29, 1924, in San Francisco, California, to Charles and Mabel (Coughlin) Hancock. Ms. Marcinek is survived by her sons, Joseph, John and Robert Marcinek, and granddaughter, Julie Carr. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Marcinek, in June 1993. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no visitation and services will be private. Arrangements are being made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.




BERNARD SCHWIND JR.

Bernard J. Schwind, Jr., 60, of Perrysburg, died Monday, September 1, 2008, in Bali, Indonesia. He was born December 24, 1947, in Toledo, to Leonilda and Bernard Schwind, Sr. He attended St. Rose Elementary School, graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1965, then went on to obtain a four-year degree from Ohio State University. He obtained his bachelor of nursing degree from Bowling Green State University, where he was certified in psychiatric nursing. He worked for 31 years as a registered nurse at the Toledo Mental Health Center in various capacities from charge nurse to clinical coordinator and participated in the training of Medical College of Ohio students and residents. He was a member of Signa Theta Tau National Nursing Honorary Society and Ohio Nurses Association, and named in “Who’s Who in American Nursing (1990- 1991). Mr. Schwind also was an accomplished musician, playing in the Maumee Community Band and Monroe Community College Orchestra and University of Toledo Community Band. After a distinguished career, he retired and began pursuing his passion for world travel. He visited numerous countries throughout the world. He was involved with many philanthropic endeavors. He especially enjoyed visiting Bali, Indonesia, which became his second home over the last few years. Mr. Schwind is survived by his parents, Lee and Barney Schwind Sr.; sisters, Janet (Dave) Dobie and Susan Schwind, brother Steve (Robin) Schwind; nieces Sara Dobie and Pearl Schwind; nephew, Matthew Dobie; aunts, Caroline Krall and Marge Kennedy, and many cousins, and extended family in Bali, including Nengah, Manik and Putu Leonilda. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held Saturday, October 11, at 1:30 p.m., at the Schaller Memorial Hall, 130 West Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to an educational trust fund, which is being established at Mr. Schwind’s request for Putu Leonilda.
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EDWARD SNYDER

Edward D. Snyder, 69, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, and formerly of Maumee, died Saturday, August 2, 2008, in the Four Oaks Health Care Center, Jonesborough. A native of Perrysburg, he had lived in Jonesborough for the past three years. He was the son of Rebecca Jeffery Snyder of Perrysburg, and Russell Snyder. He was a tool and die engineer for Abbey Etna in Ohio. Mr. Snyder was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed woodworking. He is survived by his son, Jeffery (Leah) Snyder of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughters, Michelle (Timothy) Butler of Jonesborough, and Christina Starkloff of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandchildren, Nick Butler, Nichole Butler, Samantha Snyder, Jimmy Snyder, Lauren Starkloff and Emerson Starkloff; mother, Rebecca Jeffrey Snyder; brother, Donald Snyder of Perrysburg, and former wife, Joyce Duncan. He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Snyder.
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ROBERT POWELL

Robert D. Powell, 80, of Perrysburg, died Monday, September 1, 2008, at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. He was born on June 23, 1928, in Toledo, to Robert S. and Jeanette (Stuckey) Powell. He was a 1947 graduate of Port Clinton High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he was stationed in Germany. He married Marian Madden on August 31, 1955. He was employed with A&P Tea Co. for 36 years before retiring in 1983. He attended Main Street United Brethren Church. Mr. Powell was an avid fan of auto racing and worked on race cars in the 1960s with Don Litten for Kenny Lay, Rollie Beale, Larry Dickson and Irish Jim McCune and later with Jim McCune and Irish Jimmy McCune. He and his son were devoted Ohio State fans. He was a former member of the American Legion Post 0888 in Columbus. Mr. Powell is survived by his son, Robert Powell of Perrysburg; brother, Ronald (Virginia) Powell of Costa Mesa, California; niece, Alice Dargartz; nephew, Jim McCune, and many other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian, in January 2000. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Raymon Powell. Funeral services were held Friday, September 5, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
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FRANCIS “FRANK” SADOWSKI

Frank J. Sadowski, 77, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, September 7, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. He was born December 24, 1930, in Poughkeepsie, New York, to Frank and Katherine (Straub) Sadowski. He served in the U.S. Navy for nine years, during which he served on the USS Midway. On February 3, 1951, he married Mary Alice Eckel at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg. For more than 23 years, Mr. Sadowski worked as a mechanic for Chrysler and then with General Dynamic, where he retired in December 1993. He was an avid bowler and a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and a former 25- year member of Rossford Eagles. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Alice; children, Francis “Frank” (Deb) Sadowski, Mona (Jim) Kennedy, Susan (Jim) Wolfe and Steve (Therese) Sadowski; 10 grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, four greatgrandchildren; brother-inlaw, Paul Eckel; sister-inlaw, Bertha Eckel; sisters, Marion VanTine, Frances Moret and Helen Fuller; brothers, Douglas, Donald, Edward and Fredrick Sadowski. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m., on Thursday, September 11, in the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg where a Scripture Service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m., on Friday, September 12, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15 a.m., at St. Rose Church. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Rose Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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RUTH BOCKBRADER
Ruth W. (Lindemier) Bockbrader, 92, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Wood County, on July 19, 1916, to August and Matilda (Christen) Lindemier. She married Gilbert Bockbrader at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge, Ohio, on December 16, 1939. Ms. Bockbrader worked in sales for Lamson’s Department Store and Kathleen’s Gift Shop. She was a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a current member of First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg. She also was a member of the Farm Bureau Council. She is survived by her son, Jim (Arlene) Bockbrader of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Kimberly (Cartho) Bennett of Perrysburg, Michael (Kathy) Bockbrader of Hilliard, Ohio, Timothy (Nettie) Bockbrader of Perrysburg, Shelley (Dennis) Perna of Sylvania, and Michael (Julie) Richards of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert, on January 10, 1997. She also was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Bockbrader; brother, Harvey Lindemier; sister, Alma Linser of Perrysburg, and daughter-in-law, Sondra Bockbrader. Funeral services were held August 30, at the First United Methodist Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Terry Powell officiating. Burial was in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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BERTHA EVERHARDT

Bertha Everhardt, 92, of Perrysburg, died August 26, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born on April 29, 1916, in southern Ohio to Martin and Isabella (James) Havens. On March 15, 1939, she married Donald Everhardt. She is survived by her children, Janet (Anthony) Giaimo, Barbara Frye, and Donald (Debra) Everhardt; grandchildren, Tracey Launder, David (Lisa) Giaimo, Kris Frye, Michelle Frye, Brett (Jory Thomas) Everhardt, Brad (Sharon Lindhorst) Everhardt; greatgrandchildren, Tara Launder, Ryan Launder, Kyle Giaimo and Justin Giaimo, and great-great-grandchildren, Natalie, Jacob and Parker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 1974. She also was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters. Funeral services were held August 29, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Candice Thomas officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
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WALDTRAUD “TRUDY” OELKE

Waldtraud F. Oelke, 84, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at the Manor at Perrysburg. She was born December 12, 1923, in Germany, to Arthur and Frieda (Dittrich) Hoffman. She married Waldemar “Wally” Oelke on October 10, 1942. She was a homemaker who enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg. Ms. Oelke is survived by her daughters, Sieglinde “Linda” (Tom) Brossia of Durango, Colorado, Gerri (Fred) Kotula of Perrysburg, and Renate (Paul) Musgrove of Georgia; grandchildren, Kevin Kotula of Perrysburg; Kelly (Patrick) Nottingham of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Kurt (Yvette) Musgrove of Jacksonville, Florida, and Christina (Justin) Todd of Pauleys Island, South Carolina, and great-grandchildren, Turner and Sullivan Musgrove and Elaine and Walker Todd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wally. Funeral services were held August 29, in the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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ALBERT DAVIS
Albert F. Davis, 71, a native of Toledo, died Thursday, August 21, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on April 10, 1937, in Toledo, to Otis and Rosetta Davis. He is survived by his wife of more than 52 years, Thelma (Lovell) Davis; son, Albert Davis of Toledo; daughters, Betty (Steve) Wallington of Perrysburg and Janice (Mark) Wegner of Fort Wayne, Indiana; brother, Charlie (Marie) Davis; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In accordance with Mr. Davis’s wishes, there will be no visitation, and services will be private at a later date. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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DARRELL JOHNSTON

Darrell P. Johnston, 59, died Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born September 29, 1948, in Puyallup, Washington, to Darrell and Mary (Gardner) Johnston. He graduated high school from Massena, New York, and received his bachelor’s degree in business and education from Southern Illinois University. Mr. Johnston married Debby Brandenburg on December 27, 1968, in Perrysburg. He was the electronic technician at Meijer for 15 years. He also served in the U.S. Navy for 25 years, retiring in 1992 as a command master chief. He worked in communications for the White House from 1974 to 1982. Mr. Johnston was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed reading. He is survived by his wife, Debby, daughter, Gina Johnston; sister, Dr. Terry (Mark) Dylewski; father-inlaw, Charles Brandenburg; many brothers and sistersin- law, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of life service was held August 24, at a family member’s home. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America, 1 Stranahan Square #226, Toledo, Ohio 43604.
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GEORGE WILLIAMS
George H. Williams, 42, of Perrysburg, and formerly of Ypsilanti, Michigan, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 15, 2008. He was born October 7, 1965, in Ypsilanti, to John and Susan Williams. He graduated from Ypsilanti High School in 1983, and was employed as an executive with Dominos Pizza from 1985 to 1991. He most recently was the owner of the number one Marcos Pizza franchise, located in Perrysburg. He is survived by his wife, Renee; daughters, Emily and Amy; father, John Williams; mother, Susan (Jack Sr.) Baker; brothers, Michael Williams and Francis (Celia) Williams; sister, Kathleen Bordeau, and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. A Funeral Mass was held August 21, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Interment was in St. Thomas Cemetery, Ann Arbor. Arrangements were made by Nie Family Funeral Home, Ann Arbor.
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ANDREA KURCAN

Andrea Kurcan, 94, of Fostoria, died August 13, 2008, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. He was born in Yugoslavia, on March 12, 1914, to Stephen and Sophia (Reich) Kurcan. He married Rita Luedeke in 1949. He came to the United States in 1951 from Yugoslavia, where he was a master tailor and a member of the Yugoslavian Army. He later retired from Flecthners Brothers Packing in Fostoria. He enjoyed sewing, gardening, wood working, traveling and building his own home. He is survived by his daughter, Chris Bishop of Perrysburg; sons, David (Debra Reinhard) Kurcan of Fostoria, Steven (Sandy) Kurcan of Tampa St. Pete, Florida, and Sgt. Mirko Kurcan, retired, of Dover, Delaware; grandchildren, Matt (Andrea Polimenous) Bishop of Bowling Green, Andrea Bishop of Bowling Green and Andrew Kurcan of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his wife on October 26, 2007. He also was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Rita Kurcan, and his seven brothers. There will be no services. Arrangements were made by the Mann-Hare- Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria. Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, American Cancer Society or Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.
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MARK “ MARK STEVENS” LANDWEHR

Mark S. Landwehr, 59, of Perrysburg, died August 14, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born on June 18, 1949, in Toledo, to John and Ruth (Cummins) Landwehr. A 1967 graduate of Perrysburg High School, he received a bachelor of arts degree in history in 1971, from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio. He then attended Elkins Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, where he received certification in radio and TV broadcasting. During his radio career, he used the broadcast name “Mark Stevens” on radio station WPLO in Atlanta and stations WCWA, K-100 and others in Toledo. During this time, he provided disco and specialty music with Mike Morin for local parties and dances. He also was involved in the production of radio and television commercials, providing “voice-overs,” and was an announcer at live World Cup Wrestling matches in Toledo. Mr. Landwehr furthered his education in computers and paralegal training at the University of Toledo, where he received a postbaccalaureate legal assisting certificate. From 1996 to 1998, he was employed by Thompson Legal Publishing Co., providing legal research and computer software instruction to staffs of various law firms in Ohio. He then became an instructor through the Training Opportunities for Program Staff at the University of Toledo, training employees of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in various computer applications. He subsequently worked as an independent computer graphics designer. An avid amateur radio hobbyist, Mr. Landwehr (WI8Y), attained “extra” FCC amateur radio license status, and received numerous certificates and awards for establishing communications with operators in more than 100 nations. He enjoyed playing golf and weight training throughout his life. While at Perrysburg High School, he was a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, and the football, basketball and track teams. At Wittenberg, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He is survived by his mother, Ruth Landwehr; brother, John (Janet) Landwehr; niece, Jennifer Landwehr Graham, all of Perrysburg; nephew, John (Karen) Landwehr, Jr. of San Mateo, California; great-niece, Megan Graham; great-nephew John Landwehr III; aunt, Kay Clague and cousin Sheila Checkley of Mission Viejo, California; cousin, Dr. Michael Clague of Gloucester, Virginia, and special friends Dia, Pat, Carol, Pete, Danny, Steve, Les, Roger and many others. He was preceded in death by his father. Friends will be received Saturday, August 23, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street Perrysburg. Graveside services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to make memorial tributes consider the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation, 5901 Monclova Road, Maumee, Ohio 43537 or the Perrysburg School’s Foundation, 140 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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ALICE WOLF

Alice E. Wolf, 95, of Pemberville, Ohio, died Sunday August 17, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born on April 18, 1913, to John and Julia (Roether) Johnson in Perrysburg Township. She married Raymond Wolf on January 1, 1935, in Dowling, Ohio. She was a life long seamstress and during the 1950s and 1960s she sewed for the “Faculty Dames” at Bowling Green State University. She also sewed many bridal dresses and gowns for various wedding parties. She and her husband owned and operated the Davidsons Meat Market in Maumee, and the Pemberville Locker in Pemberville. She was a life long member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dowling, where she taught Sunday School. She was a 4-H leader in the Lime City area during the 1940s, a Girl Scout leader in Bowling Green, and volunteered for the Bowling Green Red Cross and for more than 30 years at the Lutheran Old Folks Home. In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting, tending to flower and vegetable gardens and traveling. She earned many awards at local fairs with her baked goods and quilts. Ms.Wolf is survived by her daughter, Susie (Mike) Alexander of Perrysburg Township; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Greive of Perrysburg, Nellie Woelke of Weston, Ohio; brother, Fred (Millie) Speck of rural Bowling Green, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, on June 3, 1993. She also was preceded in death by her stepbrother, John (Jack) Speck, and sisters, Frieda Witzler and Theresa Ernsthausen. Funeral services will be held today, August 20, at 11 a.m., at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dowling, where there will be visitation from 10 a.m. until time of services. Officiating will be the Rev.Timothy Rothfuss. Interment will be in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, Dowling. There will be a bereavement luncheon held at the church immediately following the committal service at the cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Marsh Funeral Home, Pemberville. Those giving a memorial contribution may wish to consider Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church or Pemberville Historical Society.
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MARY “JANE” MUNCH
Mary “Jane” (Carroll) Munch, 88, of Winter Haven, Florida, and formerly of Perrysburg, died August 1, 2008. She was born in Stoney Ridge, and moved from Perrysburg to Florida in 1979. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winter Haven, the Stitchery, and the Winter Haven Nautical Club. She served as past president of the Grandmother's Club and the Altar Society of St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg. Mrs. Munch is survived by her husband, Luther; son, Michael (Juanita) Munch of Lima, Ohio; daughter, Gail Carpenter of Richmond, Virginia; grandchildren, Lisa (Shawn) Burnett of Marion, Ohio, and Melinda (Durik) Hurst of Spencerville, Ohio, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 5, in the Ott- Laughlin Funeral Home, Auburndale, Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or the American Kidney Fund.
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ROBERT PFOUTZ
Robert Pfoutz, 70, of Perrysburg, died Sunday August 10, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born December 23, 1937, in Toledo, to William and Dorothy Pfoutz. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Alton Products, Inc. in Maumee. Mr. Pfoutz is survived by his sisters, Nancy Wilson of Perrysburg, Patricia Hall of Toledo, and Dorothy Cunningham of Maumee; brother, Ron (Debbie) Pfoutz of Toledo, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be private for the family. Arrangements are being made by the Blanchard- Strabler Funeral Home.
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HELEN SCHNEIDER
Helen Schneider, 90, formerly of Perrysburg, died Monday, August 4, 2008, at the Sterling House in Bowling Green, where she had resided for the past three years. She was born April 23, 1918, in Toledo, to Stanislaus and Helen (Lawecki) Przybylski. She was married February 7, 1946, to Thomas Schneider. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, doing crossword puzzles and playing Scrabble. Ms. Schneider is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Michael) Hayden of Perrysburg, and Georgianna (Mark) Gilmet of Bowling Green; son, Kevin (Laura) Schneider of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Drew, Jeff and Wesley Crane, Christopher (Danielle) and Paul Gilmet, and Steven and Paige Schneider, and eight greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, on March 9, 1982. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 7, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was private. Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg Ohio 43551 or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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ROBERT ROWLEY

Robert William Rowley, 87, died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born November 28, 1920, in Toledo, to Clarence and Marguerite (Robins) Rowley. He attended Monroe Elementary School, Robinson Junior High School and was a graduate of Scott High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo and his law degree from Ohio State University. During World War II, Mr. Rowley served in the 83rd Infantry Division, earning a Bronze Medal, Combat Infantryman Medal, European Theatre Medal (ETO), (five Campaign Battle Stars-Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe), and a Diplome from Republique Francaise. In 1949, he was admitted to practice law in Ohio. During his career, Mr. Rowley held a number of public posts, including chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party from 1971 to 1972, president of the Toledo Bar Association from 1981 to 1982, president of Metro Bars of Ohio from 1981 to 1982, president of the Toledo Law Association from 1991 to 1993. He received the Distinguished Lawyer Award in 1994, from the University of Toledo Law Alumni. He was a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, District IV Pro Bono Program, Ohio IOLTA Program (Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts) and the Toledo Bar Association Kiroff Memorial (Trial Practice, Bench and Bar Seminars). He was instrumental in establishing the Toledo Bar Association Model Pilot Pro Bono Program. His community affiliations included the First Congregational Church, Masonic Order (Pyramid F&AM, Scottish Rite, Jesters), Toledo Post #335 American Legion, Toledo Country Club and the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club. Throughout his life, he enjoyed golf, traveling and reading, especially books about the American Revolution and the Civil War. Mr. Rowley is survived by his wife of 17 years, Denise “Dolly” Tinney- Rowley; children, Robert (Patricia) Rowley, Anne (Tom) Pedersen and John Rowley; step-children, Deborah (Tony) Knight, Sally (Dan) Pierce, Jacquelyn (James) O’Bryant and Nancy (Mark) Phillips; seven grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Meryle Rowley. A memorial service was held August 4, at First Congregational Church, 2315 Collingwood Boulevard, Toledo, with the Rev. Larry Vriezelaar and the Rev. Robert Wuellner officiating. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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IRENE BILSKI

Irene R. Bilski, 85, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born November 20, 1922, in Perrysburg, to Fred and Helen (Kamaner) Sabo. She married John Bilski on November 10, 1945. She was a cook for the Carranor Hunt & Polo Club for 18 years, retiring in 1980. Ms. Bilski was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Toledo, for 50 years, where she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society. She also was a member of the VFW #2510 Auxiliary. She is survived by her children, David (Linda) Bilski of Perrysburg, Daniel (Becky) Bilski of Oregon, Ohio, Donald (Jane) Bilski of Pocomoke, Maryland, Deborah (Garry) Ames of Gainesville, Georgia, and Diana Maze of Walbridge; grandchildren, Jeanne, Jon, Jim, Christi, Sam, Lauren, Brian, Nicole, Carrie and Brandon; great-grandchildren, Kaela, Tanner, Mason and Patrick; brothers, Ernest (Ailene), Elmer and Robert (Linda) Sabo, and sister, Marge Roller. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, on March 24, 2002. She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary, Elsie, Helen, Eleanor and Rosie, and brothers, Fred, Louis, Alex and Eddie. Funeral services were held August 2, in the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was St. Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or the American Cancer Society, 135 Chesterfield Lane, Suite 100, Maumee, Ohio 43537.
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MARY ERMIE
Mary V. Ermie, 87, died July 31, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born August 16, 1920, to Joseph and Frances (Macali) Marchetti in Maenza, Italy. She married Anthony Ermie in 1940. She worked as a glove maker for Gates-Mills Glove Manufacturing. Ms. Ermie was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and enjoyed art, crocheting, music and being creative. She is survived by her sons, Anthony (Kathy) Ermie and Peter (Maria) Ermie; grandchildren, Kelly (Steve) Crecilius, Michelle (Matt) Halsey, Paul (Andrea) Ermie, Peter (Joy) Ermie, Jr., Eric (Amy) Ermie and Michael Ermie; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Frances (Howard) Olmstead and brother, Ralph Marchetti. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony, in 1984. She also was preceded in death by her sister, Ernestine D’Allesandris. Funeral services were held at Barter-Donnan Funeral Home, Johnstown, New York. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Johnstown. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551; St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Blessed John XXIII Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 48, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.




ANITA CASTILLO

Anita M. Castillo, 72, died July 28, 2008. She was born to Gavino and Jacoba Llanas on April 17, 1936, in Joyce, Texas. She moved to Bowling Green, Ohio, and graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1956. She married Rodolfo Castillo on July 22, 1961, in New Castle, Pennsylvania. She was actively involved in the Hispanic Group at St. Rose Catholic Church, and many fundraising events in her community. She enjoyed crafting for her family. Mrs. Castillo is survived by her husband of 47 years, Rudy; children, Margie (Rudy) Benavidez, Yolanda (Chris) Angle, of Kennesaw, Georgia, Antonio “Tony” (Barb) and Carlos (Jila) Castillo; grandchildren Antonio Jr., Corbin, Josh, Tristan, Abel, Esteban, Selena and Emi; greatgrandchildren, Aleah and Adina; brothers, Gavino Jr., Ramon Sr. and Arturo, and sisters Janie, Mary Ellen and Linda Sue. The Rosary was recited on July 30, in the Coyle Funeral Home, Toledo. Funeral services were held July 31, in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Interment was in Highland Memory Gardens.
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PATSY BODIE

Patsy (Klinger) Bodie, 72, died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Mercy St. John’s Center, Springfield, Ohio, where she had lived since 1992. She was born November 13, 1935, in Rossford, to Raymond and Birdie (Frazier) Klinger. She married James Bodie on May 3, 1986 in St. Aloyius Catholic Church, Bowling Green, Ohio. Shortly after graduation from Perrysburg High School in 1954, she contracted polio, leaving her totally paralyzed and ventilator dependent. She received a bachelor of arts degree in 1964, and a master of education degree in 1981 from the University of Toledo. Before moving to Springfield, she was employed by the Libby- Owens-Ford Glass Company and volunteered at the Toledo Society for the Handicapped. While in Springfield, she coordinated a two-year federal grant given to Clark County to see if severely disabled persons could be successfully integrated into the community’s workforce. Ms. Bodie was president of Mercy St. John’s Residents Council from 1996 to the present and was the volunteer facilitator from 2000 to her death. She also did computer-generated work for the facility. She was active in AOPHA (The Advocate of Not-for-Profit Services for Older Ohioians) advocating for the disabled and aged. She is survived by her husband’s sons, Robert (Cathy) Bodie of London, England, and Thomas (Sharon Sykora) Bodie of Harrisville, Pennsylvania; daughters, Kathleen (Ronald) Kolodzaike of Maumee, Barbara (Donald) Delph of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Susan (Robert) Upham of Maumee; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Sara (Dean) Stivenson and Doris Morlock; eight nieces; four nephews, and other family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1994. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Raymond. A Rosary was recited Sunday, August 3, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home on August 4, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Toledo. Memorial donations may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church, Springfield; St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg; Sisters of Mercy Retirement Home, Cincinnati, Ohio; St. Jude’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, or St. John’s Center’s Activities Department, Springfield.
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KATHRYN JONES
Kathryn E. (Krasula) Jones, 87, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born August 6, 1920, in Rossford, to Paul and Mary Ann (Korcek) Krasula. She married Charles “Casey” Jones in 1942, in Kentucky. Ms. Jones was employed at Libbey-Owens-Ford guest home. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. She is survived by her daughter, Judie Molner of Perrysburg; son-in-law, Alex “Skip” Molner of Bowling Green; grandchildren, Ashlie Molner, Colleen Granick and Brandie Newsome; greatgrandchildren, Emily and Alex Newsome; son, Jim (Susan) Jones of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Mark (Debbie) Jones, Karen (Mark) Donnelly, Kim (Ed) Hites, Kathy Alley, Suzanne (Bruce) Yip and Jeff Jones; many great-grandchildren; brother, George (Lois “Shorty”) Krasula; sister, Rose (Ed “Moose”) Killian; sisters-in-law, Zita and Bessie Krasula, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Jones; brothers, Paul, Frank, John, Joseph, and Andrew; sisters, Mary Jagos and Anna Krasula; brother-in-law, Frank Jagos, and sisters-in-law, Mable and Wilma Krasula. Prayers were recited August 2, in the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


FRANK RADOCY SR.
Frank J. Radocy Sr., 91, of Rossford, died Friday, August 1, 2008, at Bay Park Community Hospital. He was born on August 11, 1916, in Rossford, to John and Bertha (Papp) Radocy. He served his country honorably in the Army Air Corps as a technical sergeant during World War II from 1945 to 1946, where he received the Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal. He was a mechanic and driver for Norwalk Truck Line and Willis Truck Line and a member of the Local 20 Teamsters. An avid bowler and golfer, he was active in the National Senior Olympics, where he was a three-time winner in bowling and two-time winner in golf at the state level and was a national champion in bowling in his age group. For 12 years, Mr. Radocy was secretary and treasurer for the Teamsters Bowling League and also held other league officer positions through the years. He is survived by his children, Lillian Shurtleff, Joanne Auer, Frank Radocy, Jr. and Richard (Paula) Radocy; sister, Betty Konesky; grandchildren, James and John Auer, Charles and Michael Shurtleff; great-grandchildren, Phillip, Joshua, Ethyn and Thomas Auer, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wives, Lillian, and Mary Ann; brothers, John, Bert and Joseph Radocy; sisters, Barbara Stewart, Ethel Durco and Rosemary Alexander. A Mass of Christian Burial was held August 5, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
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JOHN REPKA

John M. Repka, 87, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Heartland of Perrysburg. He was born July 24, 1921, to Martin and Mary (Smahaj) Repka in Genoa, Ohio. He served as an Army Staff Sargeant in World War II. He married Erma Swartz on March 30, 1948, in Stony Ridge, Ohio. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Mr. Repka worked as a mechanic for Libbey- Owens-Ford in Rossford, for 37 years, where he retired in 1983. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, where he was an usher for more than 50 years. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus #7978 in Perrysburg and Toledo Assembly 4th Degree #807. He was a trustee for the American- Czech-Slovak Dance Club. Mr. Repka enjoyed listening to polka music and socializing with people. He is survived by his wife, Erma; daughters, Dorothy “Dottie” Repka of Perrysburg, Judy (Russell) Whetsel of Rossford, and Christine Alexander of Toledo; grandchildren, Chrystal (Sagan) Hill, Lauren, Ashley and Jenna Whetsel; great-grandchildren, Corbin and Chloe Hill; sisters, Mary Ann Partin and Ann (Willis) Tasch; sisters-in-law, Lillian Repka and Bernice Pollauf, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, James Repka, and brother, Martin Repka. A Knights of Columbus service and a Scripture service were held July 29, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home today, July 30, at 10:30 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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ROBERT MURPHY

Robert J. Murphy, 59, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born on August 27, 1948, in Toledo, to Ray and Donna Murphy. He was a 1966 graduate of Waite High School, and attended the University of Toledo, where he received his bachelor of education degree in mathematics and a master of arts degree in statistics and research and guidance and counseling. He was employed as a high school mathematics teacher for 37 years with the Anthony Wayne Local School District, where he retired in 2007, during which time he coached football and baseball and served as president and grievance chairman for AWEA. He also was selected to “Who’s Who in American Education.” He was a member and former deacon of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg. He also was a former member of Perrysburg Jaycees, where he served as chairman of the advertising committee for Special Olympics and was selected as Perrysburg Jaycee of the Year. His professional organizational memberships included: National Education Association; Ohio Education Association; Anthony Wayne Education Association; Ohio Retired Teachers Association; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and Greater Toledo Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ann (Oberkiser) Murphy; son, Shawn (Caroline) Murphy; granddaughters, Caitlynn and Haleigh Murphy; sister, Sharon (Ernest) Shiffler; sisters-in-law, Gail (Joe) Baranski and Laura (Jay) Hillyer, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Murphy; mother, Donna Breece; stepfather, Franklin Breece; grandson, Brendan Murphy, and father-in-law, Phil Oberkiser. Funeral services were held July 29, at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum officiating. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg. Ohio 43551, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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RAYMOND GOSLAK JR.
Raymond John Goslak Jr., 38, of Bowling Green, Ohio, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio, on September 21, 1969, to Sue (Henke) and Raymond Goslak Sr. He was a talented artist, specializing in landscapes and portrait paintings. He is survived by his parents; brother, Michael (Amanda) Goslak; sisters, Alexis Goslak and Tracey (Jason) Thomas; grandmothers, Margaret Camaioni and Mary Goslak; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held July 25, at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics.




GREGORY GOMINGER

Senior Chief Gregory James Gominger, 45, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and formerly of Perrysburg, died Thursday, July 17, 2008, at his home. He was born on October 16, 1962, in Bloomington, Indiana, to George and Katy (Cumins) Gominger. He and his family moved to the Perrysburg community in 1963, and throughout his younger years, he was active in the Boy Scouts, where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Perrysburg High School, where he was an accomplished athlete in football, wrestling and baseball. After graduating from PHS in 1981, he attended Owens Community College and Toledo University. He cofounded Perrysburg Asphalt Seal Coating. For more than 23 years, he served in the United States Navy as a Navy Career Counselor, providing guidance and mentorship to fellow Navy sailors. He enjoyed fishing, collecting baseball cards and antiques. Mr. Gominger is survived by his daughters, Katy and Jamie Gominger of Pass Christian, Mississippi; parents, George and Katy Gominger; sisters, Gayle (Mark) Kirk of Belmont, Massachusetts, and Kristi (Jay) Einstein of Pittsgrove, New Jersey; brother, Kirk Gominger of Robinson, Illinois; niece and nephew, Austin and Emily Einstein; former wife, Mary Kay Gominger; uncles, Ken (Linda) Cumins of Roanoke, Virginia, Don (Mary Lou) Cumins of Markleville, Indiana, and Wesley (Isabelle) Cumins of Shirley, Indiana, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Louise Gominger, and Lonnie and Ada Brooks, and uncle, James Gominger. Friends will be received today, July 23, from 2 to 5 p.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary, Perrysburg. Visitation will continue after 9 a.m., on Thursday, July 24, at First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second Street, at Walnut Street, in Perrysburg. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m., followed by burial in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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DONNA FORBES

Donna L. Forbes, 93, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, July 13, 2008, in Kingston of Perrysburg. She was born on September 7, 1914, in Rising Sun, Ohio, to Arthur and Edith Schoenberger. She graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1932, and later moved to Los Angeles, California, where she met and married her first husband, Perry Visser. She moved back to Toledo in 1948, and worked as a secretary with Graphic Arts Corporation, where she met her second husband, Richard Forbes. She was a past member of the Altar Society at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg. Mrs. Forbes is survived by her son, Ron (Becky) Visser; grandsons, Brian (Julie) Visser and Shawn Visser; great-grandson, Oliver Visser; brother, Bob (Joni) Schoenberger; niece, Karen (Phil) Barnes and nephews, Bruce (Karen) Schoenberger and Jeff (Vivian) Schoenberger. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Perry Visser and Richard Forbes, and her sister, Vivian Tiffany. A graveside service was held Friday, July 18, in Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Maison-Dardenne- Walker Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg.


CLAYTON HOFFMAN
Clayton C. Hoffman, 82, born in Toledo, on July 10, 1926, died July 16, 2008, at his residence in Orland, Indiana. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army Infantry. He worked as a sheet metal worker and was a member of Local 6/33 for 60 years. Mr. Hoffman was a member of the VFW Post #3013. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid gardener. He married Patricia Steiss in 1952, and is survived by his daughters, Laura (Doug) Mayer, Gloria (Gary) Haas-Kazmaier, Carol (Brad) Davis, Barbara Hoffman and son, Bruce Hoffman; grandchildren, Nichole, Angela, Michael, Susan, Christopher and Gregory; four great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Hoffman, and sister, Dorothy Wend. He was preceded in death by his brothers, James, Edward and special fishing buddy, Mic Haas. Funeral services were held Monday, July 21, in Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Interment was in Highland Memory Gardens, Waterville. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Parkview, Lagrange. Indiana.
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JUDITH ROMANOWICZ

Judith “Judy” Ann Romanowicz, 53, a lifelong resident of Rossford, died Wednesday July 16, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born on December 15, 1954, in Toledo, to Walter and Ann (Rebris) Fix. She attended St. Mary Magdelene School, Eagle Point Elementary and Rossford High School. Her first job was working at Tiedkes Department Store when she was 16 years old. She went on to work for 28 years at the Lion Store and Dillard’s, in various departments, including human resources. Most recently, she helped out at Dan’s Finest Meats in Rossford. Mrs. Romanowicz enjoyed family-related activities, traveling, camping, gardening and preparing ethnic meals and baked goods. She volunteered as a bookkeeper and served on the Board of Review for Boy Scout Troop #43. She was a parishioner of All Saints Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Hospitality Committee. She also served as an advisor of the All Saints Youth Group and acted as a reading tutor for All Saints School. She helped design and paint sets for school plays, acted as a wedding planner for her daughter’s wedding, and was approaching her 1000th visit to Curves of Perrysburg. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Michael Romanowicz; children, Michael S. Romanowicz and Melissa (Tony) Jaksetic; father, Walter Fix; brother, David (Alayne) Fix; niece, Amanda Fix, and mother in-law, Irma Romanowicz. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ann Fix. A Scripture Service was held July 20, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Funeral Mass was held July 21, at All Saints Catholic Church, with Father Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or All Saints Youth Group.
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JOSEPH SOLOMON SR.

Joseph John Solomon, Sr., 84, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, July 17, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born in the southwest region of Pennsylvania, to John and Veronica (Harvan) Solomon, and in 1941, graduated from Hurst High School in Norvelt, Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, and after his honorable discharge, attended Pittsburgh School of Aeronautics. He obtained his pilot’s license at a young age and began his lifelong career in aviation with Libbey-Owens-Ford and continued with National Flight Services. He retired from Cessna Corp. as executive vice president. Mr. Solomon continued in the aviation industry as a consultant with Net Jets and throughout his career traveled extensively, being called upon to share his expansive knowledge of the aviation industry. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg and the aviation group, Quiet Birdsman. He enjoyed golfing in his younger years and fishing. He is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Lucille; daughter, Martha Richards of Perrysburg; son, Joseph (Elizabeth) Solomon Jr. of Maumee; grandchildren, Emilie and Travis Waller, Stephanie Richards and Alex, Hannah and Joseph Solomon III; brother, Richard (Mary) Solomon of Pennsylvania; sisters, Margaret (Al) Yucas of Pennsylvania and Mary Ann Raishart of Pennsylvania; sister-in-law, Frances Solomon of Brecksville, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Solomon. Prayers were recited in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, on July 22, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg. Graveside services were held at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The American Heart Association or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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PHILIP ROBINSON
Philip Wayne “Phil” Robinson, 65, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, July 12, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born in Toledo, on October 18, 1942, to Wayne and Wanda Jane (Pierce) Robinson. He married Mary Martz from Olney, Illinois, on July 8, 1963. After graduating from Libbey High School in 1960, Mr. Robinson joined the United States Air Force, serving from 1961 to 1965. He went on to an apprenticeship with Local 50 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters. He retired in November 2000, after 35 years of service. He enjoyed trips to Illinois and Florida to visit family; football, especially Ohio State, and being part of the pals group at church. Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Kimberly Jacob of Perrysburg (Jeff Monroe); son, Christopher (Dev), twin granddaughters, Sophia and Molly, and grandson, Zachary Robinson of Heath, Ohio; mother, Wanda Robinson Helman; sister, Bobbi Crosson of Toledo; sisters-in-law, Virginia (Bill) Davis, Ruth Anderson, Betty (Dave) Meers, and nephews, nieces, cousins and many other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Robinson, and stepfather, Donald Helman. Funeral services were held July 18, at Maumee United Methodist Church. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Maison-Dardenne- Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Memorial contributions may be made to Maumee United Methodist Church, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or a charity of the donor’s choice.




ROBERT STEINECKER

Robert E. “Bob” Steinecker died July 14, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in St. Mary's, Ohio, on November 20, 1924, to Otto and Cleo (Kirsch) Steinecker. He and his wife, Nelva (Vimond) were married for 57 years. A 1942 graduate of St. Mary’s Memorial High School, he began his college education at Heidelberg College, but chose to enlist in the U.S. Army in December of the same year. He was wounded in Germany and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. After his discharge, Mr. Steinecker returned to Heidelberg, where he received his bachelor of business education degree in 1949. He was the center on Heidelberg’s undefeated football team in 1948, and was selected as a member of Heidelberg’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He earned his master’s degree from Ohio State University in 1952. Mr. Steinecker worked in many capacities for the Perrysburg School system. For 31-1/2 years, he served as a teacher, coach, guidance counselor, athletic director and assistant principal. He was a long time member of Grace United Methodist church. After retiring, Mr. Steinecker worked at Damschroder’s Menswear and also for the Perrysburg Messenger Journal. A consummate community activist, he loved the Village of Perrysburg that he moved to in 1949, and the city that it became. He served on Perrysburg City council for six years and served as the treasurer for the city for 14 years. He volunteered with St. Luke’s Hospital, the Perrysburg blood bank and food bank. He was a five-year chairman of Harrison Rally Days, president of Perrysburg Christians United and served as a volunteer AARP tax consultant. He served two terms on the Fort Meigs Cemetery Board, was a member of the northwest Community Corrections Board since its inception, and on the city’s community Improvement and Revolving Loan Fund Committee. In 1979, he was selected as the Athletic Director of the Year for Northwest Ohio and was chosen as the first honorary member of the Perrysburg Rotary club, where he served as chaplain for many years and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Also that year, Perrysburg High School football stadium was named in his honor. Mr. Steinecker was inducted into the Perrysburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. He received the Exchange Club Golden Deed Award in 1985. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa at Bowling Green State University, a member of the Ohio Education Association, National Education Association, Ohio Principals Association, Ohio Athletic Directors Association and the American Legion Perrysburg Post #28. Mr. Steinecker is survived by his wife, Nelva; children, David (Devorah) of Seattle, Washington, Cyndie (Ron) Richards of Blue Creek, Ohio, Robert (Melissa), Thomas (Julie); grandchildren, Tyler, Megan, Hickory, Erik, Andrew, Marlaina, Matthew; great-grandchildren, Ashton and Robert, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill, Ott, and Hank. Friends will be received today, July 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., and tomorrow, July 17, from 2 to 8 p.m., in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 18, at 11 a.m., in Grace United Methodist Church, 601 East Boundary Street, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Dennis Ditto officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Robert E. Steinecker Scholarship Fund at Perrysburg High School or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Rd., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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ANDERTON “PETE” BENTLEY JR.

Anderton L. “Pete” Bentley Jr., 79, a long-time resident of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 7, 2008, after completing his morning row on the Maumee River. Mr. Bentley was born in Toledo, on October 22, 1928, to A. Lewis Bentley Sr. and Hilda Grosh Bentley, and was the grandson of Thomas and Katherine Lewis Bentley as well as the great-grandson of the founder of the Toledo firm A. Bentley & Sons, Anderton and Elizabeth Bentley. He attended Rossford Public Grade School during his childhood in Eagle Point Colony, and graduated from the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, in 1947, and went on to Yale University, where he first learned to row. Mr. Bentley was a member of the Yale Varsity 8 Crew in 1949 and 1950. In 1950, he left Yale to finish his degree in civil engineering at Toledo University School of Engineering, graduating in 1951. He received a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Michigan in 1953. Immediately following graduation, he became the fourth generation to join the family firm of A. Bentley & Sons, a Toledo-based contracting company in existence for more than 100 years. Many remaining Toledo area landmarks were built by the Bentley firm. In 1953, he married Carol Hampe of Maumee. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in June. Mr. and Mrs. Bentley had three children and raised their family in Perrysburg. During Mr. Bentley’s 30- plus years with the Bentley Company, he was instrumental in the building of Toledo Edison’s Bay Shore Station and Davis Besse, many Dana Corp. facilities and Libbey-Owens-Ford plants throughout the country, as well as many other significant projects. After his retirement, he was called on to consult on various civic projects, including the Veterans Skyway Bridge and Toledo’s new downtown arena. Mr. Bentley was a member for more than 35 years of Toledo Rotary. He was on the Toledo Museum of Art’s Building and Grounds Committee, the Toledo Hospital Grosh Committee, the Toledo Rowing Foundation, Torch Club, Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineering, the Awards Committee of the Ohio Association of General Contractors of America and a member of the Society of Colonial Wars. He also was a member of Carranor Hunt & Polo Club and the Toledo Country Club. He enjoyed funding the Fort Meigs lecture series in memory of Christopher Perkey, his ancestor who fought in the Battle of Fort Meigs in 1813. One of Mr. Bentley’s proudest athletic accomplishments was being selected to go to the 1952 Olympics, in Helsinki, Finland on the U.S. Rowing Team. He was chosen to go as an alternate, as he was capable of rowing in any size boat. About 25 years ago, he rekindled his love for rowing and this last year achieved the pinnacle of his rowing career by receiving four gold medals in national and international competitions. He was honored to be a member of the Golden 8 Team, made up of all senior former Olympians. He is survived by his wife Carol; children, Katherine (Scot) MacPherson of Perrysburg, Anderton Bentley III (Deborah Palmer) of Hopkinton, Massachusetts and Pamela (Guyton) Thorne of Manchester- by-the-Sea, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Sarah Bentley, Phoebe Thorne, Grant MacPherson and Hannah Thorne, and brother, Thomas Bentley (Gill) of Perrysburg. He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Lawrence Bentley. A memorial celebrating Mr. Bentley’s life was held Friday, July 11, at the Carranor Hunt & Polo Club, 502 East Second Street, Perrysburg. Burial was private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Toledo Rowing Foundation, P.O. Box 2747, Toledo, Ohio 43606; the Toledo Rotary, One Stranahan Square, Suite 246, Toledo, Ohio 43604, or The Toledo Museum of Art, P.O. Box 1013, Toledo, Ohio 43697.
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MARGARET MILLER
Margaret “Peg” Adele Miller, 92, died June 20, 2008, while a resident of Kingston of Perrysburg. She was born in Springfield, Ohio, on November 21, 1915, to Ben and Hazel (Parkison) Willis. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Wittenberg University in 1940. While at Wittenberg, she met and married Harold Miller. They were married on campus in Hanna Chapel. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She also was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Fairlawn, Akron City Club and Portage Country Club in Akron, Ohio. She enjoyed playing bridge, golf, bowling and knitting, and pursued these activities into her 80s. Ms. Miller is survived by her daughter, Suzanne (John) Byerly; grandson Brent Byerly (Julie Long), and great-grandchildren, Seth and Emma. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Harold “Tink” and her brother, Ben “Bud” Willis. Services and burial were in Akron. Those planning expressions of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg Ohio 43551.
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CHARLES URIE
Charles “Chuck” E. Urie, 79, died Sunday, July 13, 2008, at Perrysburg Commons. He was born July 10, 1929, in Toledo, to Alexander and Zelma (Moughler) Urie. He graduated from DeVilbiss High School in 1947. Mr. Urie served as a Navy cook during the Korean War. He married Donna Biniker on September 26, 1953, in Toledo. He worked for the Toledo Blade as printer for 39 years and retired in 1991. He was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church, where he was in the men’s group and worked as an usher. He also was a member of the Toledo Typographical Union. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and the Browns. Mr. Urie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Donna; sons, Kevin Urie of Toledo, and Gary (Andrea) Urie of Rossford; grandson, Mathew Urie; brother, Robert Urie; brothers-in-law, John Biniker and Danny (Linda) Biniker, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, July 16, at 11 a.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Fred Shuman officiating. Burial will follow at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Lutheran Church, 5445 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, Ohio 43614 or the Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 West National Road, Springfield, Ohio 45504.
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RAMON VILLEGAS

Ramon S. Villegas, 76, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in New Braunfels, Texas, on November 8, 1931, to Enrigue and Enriqueta (Zamora) Villegas. He worked for Jeep in production work for 28 years. He enjoyed making people laugh, boxing, traveling, especially to San Antonio, Texas, having coffee with his friends, discussing politics and eating at restaurants. Mr. Villegas is survived by his children, Raymond Villegas of Maumee, Daniel Villegas of Toledo, Maria Villegas of Toledo, Christina (Michael) Romo of Maumee; second wife, Estella Villegas; children, Cynthia (Roger) Christman of North Baltimore, Ohio, Jerry Lopez of Findlay, Ohio, Larry (Tina) Lopez of Findlay; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sisters, Orthencia Rodriguez, Ofilia (Gonzalo) Camacho, Ofelia (Albert) Almaraz; brother, Henry (Josie) Villegas, and special friends and family, Francisco Ibarra, Isabel Villegas, Pedro Costilla, Ray Garcia and Lupe Flores. He was preceded in death by his wife, Victoria Villegas; sons, Nicholas and Ricardo Villegas; sisters, Mary Gonzales and Jane Archibeque, and brother, Atanacio Villegas. A Rosary service was held July 14, at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited in the funeral home on July 15, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Avalon Otterbein Center.
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EUGENE WILLIAMS

Eugene E. Williams, 84 of Perrysburg, and formerly of Stryker, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the Kingston Residence in Perrysburg. He was born on September 5, 1923, to Earcil and Eunice (Moulton) Williams in Toledo. After graduating from Olney High School, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed sports and excelled in playing football, basketball, track, baseball and softball during his younger years. He worked as a refinery worker for Pure Oil, was an owner of the Corner Bar in Perrysburg and the Friendly Tavern in Archbold, and retired as a postal worker in Defiance, Ohio. He was a life member of Fort Defiance VFW Post 3360. Mr. Williams is survived by his sons, Robert (Pam) Williams, and Ronald (Martha) Williams; stepdaughter, Kathy Schram; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, and his sister, Loretta Main. A memorial service was held Thursday, July 10, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Graveside services and burial were held July 11, at Oakwood Cemetery in Stryker, Ohio, with the Fort Defiance Post 3360 conducting military honors.
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MARY LITTLE
Mary D. Little, 88 of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Harborside of Perrysburg. She was born on December 27, 1919, in Pikeville, Kentucky, to Heen and Ella (Castle) Bowling. She had worked as a cook for Pee Wee’s Restaurant for many years. She married Vernon Little, and together they raised six children. Mrs. Little is survived by her daughters, Josephine Hatton, Madlyne Jacobs, Lauvern Boyd and Lou (Mark) Lievens; son, Harold (Mary) Rowe, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvin Rowe, and second husband, Vernon Little; son, Michael Little; sisters, Stella Gibson, Myrtle Ratliff and Alpha Ratliff, and brother, John Bowling. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Interment was in Troy Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


ROBERT PURVIS
Robert J. Purvis, 79, of Jackson, Michigan, died Monday, June 30, 2008, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was born July 4, 1928, in Perrysburg, to Norris and Georgianna (Hinkle) Purvis. He served in the United States Army during World War II. On December 19, 1952, he married Martha Whitt. Mr. Purvis worked as a glassmaker for Libbey- Owens-Ford Rossford Plant for more than 32 years and retired in 1980. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Eries #3689 of Brooklyn, Michigan, and the VFW Post #5536 of Toledo. He was a stock car driver in Fremont and enjoyed boxing and NASCAR. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. He is survived by his son, Jeff (Beth) Purvis of Bowling Green, Ohio; daughter, Kristi (Patrick) Felgner of Toledo; grandchildren, Becky (Ryan) Lenz, Amanda (James) Hamilton, Michael Purvis, Kelsey, Heather and Cassidy Felgner. and three great-grandchildren, Dylan and Austin Hamilton and Katelyn Lenz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha, on January 12, 1979. He also was preceded in death by his daughter, Lori Purvis. Funeral services were held July 3, at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Jerry Craig officiating. Burial was private.
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ARLENE BISBEE CLARKE

Arlene (Bisbee) Clarke, 87, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at her home. She was born December 30, 1920, in Van Buren, Ohio, to William and Nellie (Dick) Overholt. She was first married to Delbert Bisbee, who preceded her in death in 1961. She married Harold Clarke on March 25, 1966, and he preceded her in death in 2003. She worked at Hostess Bakery for more than 20 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perrysburg, where she volunteered in the kitchen, working funeral luncheons, and was a member of the Women’s Bible Study group. She is survived by her children, Nancy (Harold) Stewart of Maumee, Jean Dedes of Maumee, Dennis Bisbee of Perrysburg, Scott Clarke of Toledo, John (Patti) Clarke of Toledo, and Dave Clarke of McClure, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph (Norma) Overholt of Toledo, and sister, Doris (Don) Bair of Findlay. Funeral services were held June 28, 2008, in the First United Methodist Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Terry Powell officiating. Burial was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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ROBERT THOMAS

Robert “Bob” J. Thomas, 92, a lifelong resident of Perrysburg, died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born November 6, 1915, to Percy and Nina (Higbie) Thomas. He graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1934. Sixty-six years ago, on April 27, 1942, he married Bertha Heilman. He enjoyed spending time with his family and participating in many family activities. He served as a sergeant in the United States Army from August 1941 to October 1945, during World War II. While in Europe, he led the Red Ball Express (motor pool) within his company, and their mission was to supply General George Patton with necessary war supplies. Mr. Thomas worked for Libbey-Owens-Ford (Thermopane) in Rossford, where he retired in 1976, after 30 years of service. He and his wife were members of The Perrysburg Boat Club, where they spent 40 years sailing and socializing with their family and many close friends. He learned to windsurf at the age of 69. When he was 50, he began downhill snowskiing, and continued to enjoy the sport until the age of 86. The people of Perrysburg could often see him enjoying a leisurely bike ride or walk around town, which he would do on a daily basis. He also enjoyed playing horse shoe, ice skating, building model airplanes with his sons, traveling, and watching Ohio State football games. Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Bertha; children, Stephen (Sue Ann) Thomas of Bowling Green, Ohio, David (Priscilla) Thomas of Perrysburg, and Kathy (Richard) Bedee of Perrysburg; grandchildren Shanda (Todd) Kish, Bill (Tangy) Thomas, Mike (Jessica) Thomas, Aaron Bedee, Sarah Bedee, Brett Thomas; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Lyndsey, and Natalie. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gordon Thomas. Funeral services were held July 1, at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Terry Powell officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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EUGENE ECKEL

Eugene F. “Gene” Eckel, 86, of Perrysburg, died June 20, 2008, at St. Vincent’s-Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. He was born in Perrysburg, on June 23, 1921, to Frank and Florence (Dreps) Eckel, and was a 1935 graduate of St. Rose School. In May 1939, Mr. Eckel graduated from Perrysburg High School and went on to Bowling Green State University, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He received his bachelor of science degree in business administration in 1943. A U.S. Navy veteran, Lt. Eugene Eckel served during World War II in the Pacific Theater assigned as executive officer on various Navy vessels. He went on to serve in the U.S. Navel Reserve until October of 1956. He began his management career with Owens Illinois in 1946, then with Doehler Jarvis in February of 1967. He then worked for Toledo Edison, where he retired as manager of information support services in 1984, after 14 years of service. He was a member of the Toledo Club and St. Rose Catholic Church. A world traveler, he vacationed throughout all of the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and most of the Caribbean Islands, from where he acquired an elaborate collection of unique seashells. Since 1993, during the months of February and March, he and his wife, Bertha, enjoyed spending time in Maui, Hawaii, their “home away from home.” From childhood, Mr. Eckel enjoyed gardening. He is survived by his wife, Bertha (Lewandowski) Eckel; stepchildren, Robert (Linda) Lewandowski of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Phyllis (Stephen) Etzel of Perrysburg; Joanne (Kurt) Smith of Martin, Ohio, Daniel (Laurie) Lewandowski of Purcellville, Virginia and William (Sally) Wester, II of Cincinnati, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; sister, Mary Alice (Frank) Sadowski of Perrysburg; brother-in-law, Daniel Kolacki of Apoka, Florida, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma (Schaller) Eckel; brothers, Harold, Carl and Donald; sisters, Ruth McDowell, Florence Pinkelman and Gladys Destatte. Scripture services were held June 24, in the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary, Perrysburg. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home today, June 25, at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Wakeman Cemetery, Waterville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Toledo Club, 235 14th Street, Toledo, Ohio 43624 or St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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EDWARD NYCZ

Edward Nycz, 85, of Rossford, died Thursday, June 19, 2008, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born on January 28, 1923, to Andrew and Josephine (Mazur) Nycz. He was raised and educated in Rossford, and was one of eight brothers and sisters. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II, where he participated in action in Okinawa, Ryukyu Island, and in the occupation of China. Upon returning to his hometown, he married Anne O’Leary, started his family and built his “Sears Roebuck Catalogue” home with his brother-in-law, Matt Faykosh. He began his career at the downtown Toledo Sears and Roebuck and retired after 40 years, where he had been in charge of shipping and receiving at the Westgate store. He was a 50-year member of All Saints Catholic Church and the former St. Mary Magdalene Church. He remained active during his retirement, meeting daily with his friends, bowling, taking care of his dog and being active in the Rossford American Legion Post 533, where he was past post commander. This past Memorial Day, he participated in the annual Rossford parade as the town’s oldest veteran. He is survived by his children, James (Trisha) Nycz, Joseph (Marilyn) Nycz and Judy Perry; grandchildren, Kelly (Jon) Bias, Andrew Nycz, Nick (Abby) Nycz, Michael Nycz, Jennifer (Kervin) Govender, Christine Nycz, Kimberly Perry, Rebecca Perry and William Perry; eight great-grandchildren and his special friend, Del Keller. Mr. Nycz was preceded in death by his wife, Anne; all of his siblings and his granddaughter, Lisa Nycz. American Legion and Scripture services were held June 22, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 23, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jonathan Wight officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the All Saints Building Fund or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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NORMAN JURGENS

Norman R. Jurgens, 66, died Friday, June 13, 2008, at his home. He was born December 19, 1941, in Ashland, Ohio, to Norman and Martha (Russell) Jurgens. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1960, and attended the University of Toledo, where he received his bachelor’s degree of science in business with a minor in mechanical engineering. He worked as an engineer for Owens Illinois Glass Company, where he retired in 2000. He also was an avid golfer and tennis player and enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He was a member at St. Rose Catholic Church. Mr. Jurgens is survived by his daughter, Jenifer (Ryan) Michaels of Republic, Ohio; granddaughter, Shelby Michaels; brother, Raymond (Barbara) Jurgens, sisters, Joyce (Paul) Desrochers and Theresa (Michael) Miller; 10 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and greatnephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends will be received today, June 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home Thursday, June 19, at 11:30 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church, 214 East Front Street, Perrysburg, at noon, with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Wood County Unit, 1045 North Main Street, Suite B, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402; Focus Healthcare of Ohio, 1725 Timber Line Road, Maumee, Ohio 43537 or Glenbeigh of Toledo, 3425 Executive Parkway, Suite 207, Toledo, Ohio 43606.
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REV. A. ROBERT LAMANTIA

Reverend A. Robert Lamantia, 87, of Toledo, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born on January 5, 1921, in Lima, Ohio to Salvatore and Vincenza Lamantia. Father Lamantia was ordained on May 22, 1948, and first assigned to Immaculate Conception in Toledo until 1952, when he was assigned to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. He served there until 1965, when he was assigned as pastor at Oak Harbor St. Boniface Church. This was a time of many liturgical changes and Fr. Lamantia formed a Liturgy committee that eventually resurrected a temporary altar and began celebrating Mass facing the people. He also was instrumental in starting St. Boniface School in two classrooms in the fall of 1966. In 1969, Bishop Donovan sent him to I.C. Bellevue to implement the liturgical changes that were necessary there. In 1973, he was moved to St. Charles in Lima, Ohio, where he furthered to update the new Liturgical changes. He served as dean, responsible for checking the Sacramental and financial records of 22 parishes. In 1984, Bishop Hoffman implemented the policy that no priest should remain in an assignment more than 10 years, so that year he was transferred to St. Rose Church in Perrysburg, where he served until his retirement in 1990 at age 70. He continued to help other parishes after his retirement, including St. Joseph Church in Maumee, St. Joseph Church in Sylvania, and most recently at St. Joan of Arc in Toledo. He is survived by brothers and sisters, Marie Duvall of Lima, Vincent Lamantia of Lima, Josephine Ciancilo of Sidney, Ohio, Richard Lamantia of Dayton, Ohio, Helen Gulker of Troy, Ohio, Roseanne Sprague of Dayton, and Virginia Raymond of Lima, and many nieces and nephews. The Reception of the Body and Vespers were celebrated June 15, at St. Joan of Arc Church, Toledo. The Funeral Liturgy was held June 16, with Bishop Leonard Blair presiding, followed by committal services at St. Rose Cemetery’s Priest Circle in Perrysburg. Arrangements were made by the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Priest’s Retirement Fund, c/o The Diocese of Toledo.
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ROBERT COCANOUR
Robert Clair “R.C.” Cocanour, 72, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at the Manor at Perrysburg. He was born in Toledo, on September 8, 1935, to Clair and Lenore (Hoffman) Cocanour. He was once employed by the University of Toledo Medical Center as an animal caretaker and he also was a licensed taxidermist. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, where he participated as an usher for 20 years. He was a world traveler, having traveled to every country except Russia. He was a well-known artist who enjoyed working with acrylics. For the past year, he enjoyed working with Wood Lane Industries, where he was featured in a PowerPoint presentation, and has some of his artwork displayed. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann (John) Woolley; nieces, Nancy (Dave) Modene, Cheryl (David) Garcia, Sue (Sean) Digman and Debbie Labadie; nephew, Jeff (Meghan) Woolley; greatnieces, Megan, Mary Judith and Jennifer Modene, Ava and Maryn Woolley, Emily Garcia, Emma Digman and Anne Labadie; greatnephews, Justin Modene, Austin Garcia, Christopher Labadie and Reid Digman. A Scripture service was held June 9, in the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Funeral services began in the funeral home on June 10, and proceeded to St. Rose Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Rose Catholic Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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JAMES DONNELLY

James R. Donnelly, 81, of Perrysburg, and formerly of Cortland, Ohio, died Monday, June 2, 2008, in Perrysburg. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 18, 1926, to James and Katherine (McKay) Donnelly. He married Martha Wolfe on November 11, 1950, in Pittsburgh. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he went on to graduate from Duquesne University. He worked in the human resources department, first with Reactive Metals in Niles, Ohio, and later with Wean Industries in Warren, Ohio. Most recently he was an insurance sales representative for Prudential Insurance. He was a member of the Maumee and Warren Elks and St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg, and a former member of St. Roberts Church in Cortland. He enjoyed dancing, playing cards, traveling, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his children, James (Jane) Donnelly of San Francisco, California, Richard (Phyllis) Donnelly of St. Petersburg, Florida, Linda Donnelly of St. Petersburg, Esther (Rick) Johnson of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Jennifer Donnelly, Michael, Josh and Lauren Fruland, Lauren, Matt and Sarah Johnson; sisters, Virginia (Jack) McGinley and June (Robert) Banks; sisters-inlaw, Eileen Stellar, June and Audrey Wolfe; brotherin- law, John (Susan) Wolfe, and cousin, Theorita Bennett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha, and sisters, Betty McKiterick and Rita Keenan. Prayers were recited in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home on Friday, June 6, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Church. Chapel services were held June 7, at Hillside Cemetery in Cortland.
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PATRICIA STONER

Patricia Lou (Rose) Stoner, 80, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. She was born December 31, 1927, in Toledo, to Kenneth and Margaret (Young) Rose, and was a graduate of Whitney High School in Toledo. She married Donald Stoner on March 11, 1948, in Covington, Kentucky. Mrs. Stoner was a homemaker and for 17 years worked for the city of Perrysburg as a crossing guard for Frank Elementary School students. She enjoyed her Sunday travels to Detroit-area casinos and was a talented seamstress displaying her geese and baby clothes at craft shows along with other handmade crafts. She is survived by her husband, Don; son, Thomas (Cheryl Knight-Stoner) Stoner of Arcadia, Wisconsin, and grandson, Justice Stoner of Berea, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Susie Stoner; son, Gary Stoner; sister, Nancy, and brother, Kenneth Jr. Funeral services will be held at today, June 11, at 11 a.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park.
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SHARON MEDFORD

Sharon Ann Williams Medford, 69, of Salem, Ohio, died June 1, 2008. She was born April 4, 1939, in Perrysburg, to Karl and Lucille (Kazmeier) Williams of Perrysburg. For the past 20 years, she was the pianist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Washingtonville. She was active in the Salem community, where she helped to design and establish the gardens at the Burchfield Homestead Museum; was a member of the Salem Downtown Renaissance Committee, and was a driver for Meals on Wheels. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, in May 1961. She served on the Salem School Board in the late 1980s. She also acted as a ‘guardian ad litem’ for Columbiana County; was a volunteer for many years for SAVE, a local safe haven for women and children, and taught Parent Effectiveness Training classes at various churches in northeastern Ohio. She served as a Sunday school teacher, church choir and music director at a number of Lutheran churches in Ohio. She also was well known for her extensive and luxuriant home flower gardens. She is survived by her husband, the Rev. William Medford, pastor of the Washingtonville Trinity Lutheran Church, whom she married in Perrysburg, on September 4, 1960. She also is survived by her children and their spouses, Margot (Bruce) Medford Wuebbens of Durham, North Carolina, Michael (Karen) Medford of Atlanta, Georgia, Anne (Martin) Medford Pipho of Arvada, Colorado, Matthew (Marcy) Medford of Boston, Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren; mother, Lucille Williams; her siblings, Duane Williams of Golden, Colorado, Dan Williams of Maumee, and Barb Williams Gosnell of Clyde, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her father. A Celebration of Life Service was held June 6, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem, with the Rev. John Gruneich and former Pastor Bill Wilkins officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to Camp Frederick, P.O. Box 258, Rogers, Ohio 44455; the Burchfield Homestead Society, 248 East State Street, Salem, Ohio 44460; Trinity Lutheran Church, 150 East Main Street, Washingtonville, Ohio 44490, or Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 291 South Broadway, Salem, Ohio 44460. Arrangements were made by the Arbaugh Pearce Greenisen Funeral Home, Salem.
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WILLIAM JONES

William “Bill” James Jones, 81, of Toledo, died on June 5, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. He was born on May 1, 1927, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Edward and Georgia (Hunter) Jones. He graduated from Youngs-town South High School in 1945, and also attended Youngstown State University. He served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947. He was a soldier in the 88th Infantry Division stationed in Italy as part of the post-World War II occupation forces. Mr. Jones married Marian Stanton on October 9, 1948, in Winchester, Virginia. He was an industrial salesman with many successful years in the field. A skilled craftsman, he completely restored an old farm house in Wayne, Ohio. He also was an avid reader and collector of antiques. He was a resident of Sunset House in Toledo from 2006 to 2008. He is survived by his children, Scott (Gail) Jones of Chardon, Ohio; Martha Agha of Lexington, South Carolina; Judith (Eric) DeCinti of Flower Mound, Texas, and Douglas Jones of Oregon, Ohio; grandchildren, Heidi (Jonathon) Claxton of Akron, Ohio; Michael Jones of Stow, Ohio; Lindsey Jones of Stow; Andrew (Nicole) Agha of Charleston, South Carolina; Anissa (Michael) Terpstra of Columbia, South Carolina; Amanda Agha of Columbia; Emily (Matthew) Kowalczyk of Summerville, South Carolina, and Abigail Mains of Frisco, Texas, and four great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his brother E. Robert (Mary Ina) Jones of Poland, Ohio. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife, Marian, in 1986, and by his sister, Gladys, in 1987. A memorial service will be held July 12, 2008, at 11 a.m., at Sunset House, 4020 Indian Road, Toledo, with Rev. David Reinhart officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunset House Employee Appreciation Fund.
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JULIE PEER
Julie Ann Peer, 64, of Oregon, Ohio, died Monday, May 26, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on August 31, 1943, in Toledo, to William and Harriet Browning. She graduated from Rossford High School in 1961, and married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Peer II, in 1964. She spent many years working as an administrative assistant for Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co., Teledyne, and the Oregon School Board. She enjoyed baking, gardening, taking day trips with her husband and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Peer; children, Larisa (Mark) Pauken, Jackie (Jeff) Pappas, John (Becky) Peer and Anne (Shane) Seiple; grandchildren, Andrew, Curtis, Simon, Abigail, Nathan, Chloe, Connor, Caden, and Calli; sister, Patty (Don) Kost; sisters-in-law, Pat (Herb) Young, Celia (Don) Jacobs; niece, Lisa, and nephews, Josh, Herb, Ron and Randy. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Lillian. A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 29, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jonathan Wight officiating. Interment followed at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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EUGENE MOLENAUR SR.

Eugene H. Molenaur, Sr., 80, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born in Akron, Ohio, on August 8, 1927, to Logan and Orsella (Smith) Molenaur. He married Mary Houseman in Akron, on October 3, 1948. He spent his early education in the Akron School system and was a 1951 graduate of Kent State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, followed by graduate school at the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Radarman 3/C aboard the USS Oregon City (CA 122) from 1944 to 1946. Mr. Molenaur worked for 23 years as an Area V Director for AARP at the Chicago (Des Plaines) office serving the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, and retiring in 1990. He also served as executive director of senior citizens program in Canton, Ohio from 1961 to 1967 and for 10 years with the Boy Scouts of America as district executive, camp director and director of public relations in Toledo and Lisbon, Ohio. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Waterville, serving as an elder and a member of the Building/Grounds Committee. Other memberships include: past member of Kiwanis Club, the Gerontological Society, National Council on Aging, Aging Society, Boy Scouts of America, Topical Stamp Society, Scouts of Stamp Society, Alpha Phi Omega, Order of the Arrow and the Sherlock Holmes Society. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, wood crafting, stamp collecting, golf, walking, collecting John Wayne and Sherlock Holmes VHS, and attending his grandchildren’s school and sporting events. He is survived by his daughter, Cathy (Bill) Hesselbein of Whitehouse, Ohio; son, Eugene (Karen) Molenaur, Jr. of Holland; daughter, Susan (Kim) Markovich of McHenry, Illinois; son, Chris (Cathy) Molenaur of Wauconda, Illinois; twin brother, Donald of Akron; grandchildren, Bill III, Jeremy, Justin, and Jennifer, and great-grandson, Wesson Hesselbein. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 1997. Services were private and there was be no visitation. Arrangements were made by Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Wood County Humane Society, 801 Van Camp Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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EDWIN DAMSCHRODER

Edwin F. Damschroder, 85, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born July 17, 1922, in Toledo, to Edwin and Bertha (Witte) Damschroder. He was the owner and operator of Damschroder’s Store for Men in downtown Toledo that was founded in 1916 by his father and is now operated by his son Jim. He attended the University of Toledo after graduating from Scott High School in 1940. In 1942, he enlisted in the Navy Aviation Cadet program. He served as a naval pilot until the war’s end and joined his father in business. He married Dorothy Wearley on December 8, 1945. He served as president of the alumnae association of the University of Toledo in 1972 and 1973. He was a three-year member of the facilities committee of the athletic board of control. In 1978, he was awarded the Blue T and received the 12th Man award in October of 1983. He served as chairman of the Neighborhood Improvement Foundation of Toledo from 1974 to 1978. He was a trustee of the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce from 1973 to 1975, was a member of Retailers of America and the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, and he was licensed as a State of Ohio Realtor. Mr. Damschroder was a long time member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg and a former member of Inverness, Catawba Island Club and Belmont Country Club. He is survived by his daughter, Kiki (Dennis) Kossow and son, Jim (Lisa) Damschroder; grandchildren, Emily Balf, Andrea (Gavin) Payne and Jed and Diana Damschroder; greatgrandsons, Dylan and Myles Payne, and sister, Meredith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, on January 3, 1995. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Bob and Jim, and his sister, Phyllis. A memorial service was held May 18, at Zoar Lutheran Church. There was no visitation and burial services were private at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Zoar Lutheran Church.
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ROBERT MAUK
Robert Morris Mauk, born December 26, 1928, died May 13, 2008. Mr. Mauk was the founder of Winners Walk Tall, a Cincinnati based non-profit organization dealing with inner-city youth. His business career was with Owens Corning Fiberglas, Kenner Products and Colliers International. He was a graduate of The Brooks School, Dartmouth College and Thayer School of Engineering. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan Eaton Mauk; four children; nine grandchildren, and brother, Clinton Mauk of Perrysburg. A public memorial service was held on May 19, at Indian Hill Church. Memorials and gifts in Mr. Mauk’s memory can be made to Winners Walk Tall, 24 Spring Hill Drive, Mariemont, Ohio 45227.
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WALTER RUCH
Walter J. Ruch, 54, of Perrysburg, died Friday, May 2, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on August 19, 1953, to Richard and Geneieve (Snyder) Ruch in Toledo. He was a graduate of Sylvania High School, where he excelled in track. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having spent time in Europe in the early 1970s. He was employed with Old Castle Glass in Perrysburg as a glassworker. He enjoyed watching and reading about sports, especially Nascar. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sandy (Hutchinson) Ruch; mother, Geneieve Ruch; children, Lisa (Steve) Fortner of Defiance, and Amy (Christopher) Giordano of Toledo; grandchildren, Matthew Fortner, Daniel Fortner, Sarah Fortner, Samantha Giordano and Michael Giordano; siblings, Rich Ruch of Virginia; Ron Ruch, Dave Ruch, Jim Ruch and Carol Del Signore and their families, all of Toledo. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Ruch. There was no visitation and services were private. Arrangements are made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
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SHARON BUCKENBERGER
Sharon Kay Buckenberger, 62, died Friday, May 2, 2008, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. She was born on November 1, 1945, in Toledo, to George and Mary (Kish) Buckenberger. She was a 1963 graduate of Perrysburg High School. After graduation, she moved to California where she resided and owned her own candy business for many years prior to returning to Ohio. She enjoyed cooking, collecting cookbooks and Snoopy memorabilia, playing softball, golf and other sports. She also enjoyed attending craft fairs and garage sales. Ms. Buckenberger is survived by her sisters, Donna McCally and Betty Finch, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Philip Buckenberger. The family is honoring her request to have her cremains returned to California. A memorial service is being arranged by her closest friends in California, to celebrate her active 40 years of life on the West Coast. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
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WALTER “PETE” WILSON
Walter T. “Pete” Wilson, 86, died Monday, May 5, 2008, at the Manor at Perrysburg. He was born on November 30, 1921, in Toledo, to Walter and Mary (Clark) Wilson. He graduated from DeVilbiss High School and studied architecture at the University of Toledo. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Florine “Flossie” Dautell on February 19, 1944, in Toledo. He worked in the family business, Wilson Wiping Cloth Company, until 1950, when his father purchased the Waterville Lumber and Supply. In 1985, he liquidated the business, retired and was able to enjoy his favorite pastimes: gardening, golf, traveling, boating and playing cards. He was a member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, Catawba Island Club, the Matthews and Lyman Boat Owners Association and was a dedicated driver for the Wood County Meals on Wheels program. Mr. Wilson is survived by his son, Jeff Wilson of Perrysburg; daughter, Nancy (Larry) Hutson of Perrysburg, and granddaughter, Jennifer Hutson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florine, in 2007. There will be no visitation. A memorial service for both Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will be held tomorrow, May 15, at 11 a.m., at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary Street, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Kenneth Pepin officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551; Humane Society of Wood County, 801 Van Camp Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


JOHN ANDRYC
John N. Andryc, 84, of Perrysburg, died Monday, April 28, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on July 10, 1923, to Nicholas and Mary (Zawojski) Andryc in Rossford, Ohio. He married Agnes Hencher on November 3, 1951. He was employed with Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company for 40 years, where he retired in 1982. He was a lifetime member of the Rossford Eagles and All Saints Catholic Church. He enjoyed gardening and in his younger years was an avid bowler and enjoyed sports. Mr. Andryc is survived by his sisters, Ann (Jim) Boos, Helen (Loren) Eckhart, Rose (Jim) West and Dorothy (John) Belegrin, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes, in 2003; brothers, Anthony and Nicholas Andryc, and sister, Julie Ramsbottom. Funeral services were held April 30, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Jonathan Wight officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or All Saints Catholic Church.
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GRACE FULLENKAMP
Grace Elizabeth Fullenkamp was born on April 29, 2008, at 12:07 a.m., at the Toledo Hospital, Toledo, and died 18 minutes later at 12:25 a.m., in the arms of her parents, Alan and Stephanie (Hartwig) Fullenkamp of Perrysburg. She is survived by her parents; brother, Nicholas; grandparents, Steve and Betty Heitkamp of Minster, Ohio, and Steve and Diana Hartwig of New Bremen, Ohio; great-grandparents, Ruth Heitkamp of Minster, Rita Elking and Duane and Alice Hartwig, all of New Bremen, and many uncles, aunts and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Kenneth Fullenkamp. The family celebrated Grace’s life with a private service at the Gilberg- Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen with burial following at the St. Francis Cemetery, Cranberry Prairie, Ohio, next to her grandfather, Kenneth Fullenkamp


ADARENE “ADA” MIDDLETON
Adarene “Ada” Middleton, 64, of Perrysburg Township, died Friday, April 25, 2008, in her home. She was born on July 5, 1943, in Middlesboro, Kentucky, to Jim and Cora Partin. She spent many years working in a factory and as a caregiver, but her true life’s work was raising five children as a single parent. She is survived by her children, Roy and Trisha Middleton, Tim and Laura Middleton, Roland and Kim Middleton, Patricia Middleton and Scott and Kris Middleton; grandchildren, Chad, Brent (Jamie), Katie (Kyle), Joshua, Justin, Ashley, Skyler, Stephen, Brandon, Jacob, Lucas and Nicholas Middleton; brothers, Lee Roy and Agatha Partin, J.B. and Carol Partin, Estle and Eva Lee Partin, Daniel and June Partin. She was preceded in death by her parents and her step-father, Donald Shaw. Funeral services were held on April 28, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Interment was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery in Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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DONNA OWEN

Donna B. Owen, 78, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Defiance, Ohio, on April 19, 1930, the only child of Victor and Kathryn (Ort) Smith. She was one of 11 graduates in 1948 of Ney High School. She worked for Owens Illinois in the accounting department for 28 years, retiring at age 55. During retirement, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, attending the Golden Emblem Club functions, which is the retirement group of O-I. She also enjoyed exercising at the Rossford Community Recreation Center and traveling. One of her five trips to Hawaii was a celebration of her 65th birthday, which she shared with her sons and their wives. She served as treasurer for her condominium board of Three Meadows. Ms. Owen is survived by her son, Tim (Kristie) Owen and their children, Tony, Jeff and Holly; daughter-inlaw, Suzanne Owen, and her children, Alexa, Adrienne (Don), Noelle and Zachary. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Owen. Services were private. Burial was in Ney Cemetery, Defiance. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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BRUCE “CHIP” HANKINS JR.

Bruce “Chip” M. Hankins, Jr., 48, formerly of Maumee, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, in his home in Waihi Beach, New Zealand. Mr. Hankins grew up in Maumee, and was an honors graduate of Maumee Valley Country Day School in 1978 and Dartmouth College in 1982. Among his youthful accomplishments, he was the youngest Eagle Scout in the history of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Maumee. In 2001, he retired after a successful financial services career in the San Francisco Bay area, selling his horse ranch there and moving his family to New Zealand. He was an ardent organic dairy farmer, equine enthusiast and outdoorsman. He was an ordained clergyman, who performed numerous weddings worldwide, including Japan. He married Phillipa Jones in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in 1988. A native of New Zealand and a veterinarian, she survives along with their two sons, Jasper and Cameron Hankins. He also is survived by his parents, Bruce and Joan Hankins of Pemberville; sister, Abby (Dan) Rogowski and their two daughters, of Hilliard, Ohio. Mr. Hankins was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William and Margaret Hankins, and his maternal grandparents, John and Esther Farmer. A memorial service was held in Waihi Beach. Arrangements are pending for a memorial service to be held in Ohio about mid- June and one to be held in California. The family suggests that tributes be in the form of contributions to Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 South Reynolds Road, Toledo 43614; Black Swamp Conservancy, P.O. Box 332, Perrysburg, Ohio 43552- 0332 or The Zippy Fund for Animal Welfare, c/o Waihi Beach Vets, 53 Wilson Rd, Waihi Beach, New Zealand.
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DOLORES WEBER

Dolores M. “Dee” Nicomede Weber, 75, of Maumee and formerly of Perrysburg, died Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born October 31, 1932, in Blairsville, Pennsylvania, to Henry and Edith (Lanfranki) Nicomede. She married Billy Weber on November 8, 1969, in Richmond, Missouri. She worked at both the Holiday Inn French Quarter and MacQueen’s Orchard gift shops. She also was a volunteer in the gift shop at St. Luke’s Hospital and a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Red Hat Society. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Billy; son, Marquis “Mark” (Sally) Weber of Naperville, Illinois, and grandchildren, Madeline and Allen Weber. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Nicomede. Funeral services will be held today, May 7, at 11 a.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Dennis Huston officiating. Entombment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in Waterville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the Zenobia Temple Transportation Fund.
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DORIS KURUCZ
Doris A. Kurucz, 83, of Sun City Center, Florida, died April 29, 2008, at the home of her daughter in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Emma and Roy Durney. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she married Tibor Kurucz on December 11, 1942. She was a graduate of Waite High School and attended Davis Business College. She was retired from Ohio State University and moved to Sun City Center, in 1985. She and her husband spent recent summers in Harrisburg, with their family. In addition to her numerous activities to support her children as a Girl Scout leader and den mother, she was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in her community. She enjoyed roller skating, dancing, knitting, sewing and cross-stitch. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Tibor; children, Kenneth (Kathy) of Walbridge, Ohio, Karen Kester of Sun City Center, Ronald of Scottsdale, Arizona, Kathleen (Ken) Criscio of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Christine (David) Currier of Mesa, Arizona, Richard of Waynesville, Ohio, Susan (Mark) DiSanto of Harrisburg, Barbara (Richard) Olson of Saline, Michigan, and Deborah (Craig) Muehlbach of Downingtown, Pennsylvania; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; sister, Alice Oberly of Temperance, Michigan, and many nieces and nephews. Services were private. Arrangements were made by the Neill Funeral Home of Harrisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Doris and Tibor Kurucz Scholarship Fund at Trinity High School, 3601 Simpson Ferry Road, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania; Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 266, Enola, Pennsylvania 17025 or the American Cancer Society, 3211 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110.
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AUDREY ALLGIER
Audrey C. Allgier, 68, of Bowling Green, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Bowling Green Manor. On January 31, 1940, she was born in Medina, New York, to Clifford and Agatha (Davis) Allport. She was an inventory controller for the former Photonics Corp, where she retired in 2002. She enjoyed playing card games and spending time with her family. Ms. Allgier enjoyed animals especially cats, dogs and birds. She is survived by her daughter, Ellen (Doug) Gillen of Toledo; son, Paul (Laurie) Baker of Genoa, Ohio; grandchildren, Tarra Headley, Andrew Brown, Joshua Baker, Christina Baker; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Tamara, Jackalynn, Savanna, Jeanann; sisters, Barbara Newbould of Abion, New York, Margaret Brundage of Watertown, New York. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, William Baker; grandson, Paul Kopp; sisters, Gladys Newbould and Marjorie Bush, and brother, Leroy Allport. Memorial services will be private. Arrangements are being made by the Marsh Funeral Home, Luckey, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society or an organization of the donor’s choice.
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WILLIAM ASENDORF
A. William “Bill” Asendorf, 65, of Perrysburg, died Monday, April 21, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born on December 3, 1942, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, to the Rev. Albert and Ruth (Cavanaugh) Asendorf. He was a graduate of Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and was director of admissions at that same institution. He then did work in human resources for Owens Corning Fiberglas in Anderson, South Carolina, and Toledo. After leaving Owens Corning, he contin ued work in human resources for Rudolph Libbe, Inc, S&R Equipment and Hickory Farms in the greater Toledo area and Robinair in Montpelier, Ohio. Continuing as a consultant in the human resources field, he worked with people who were displaced from their jobs and helped them find other employment in the same area where they lived. He then became self-employed with his painting business, known by many as “Painterman.” Mr. Asendorf was a master gardener and some of his volunteer work is evident in the trees and shrubs planted at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He also had a candid connection with the elderly, helping them with repairs on their homes and taking meals to the shut-ins of his church. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Maumee. Mr. Asendrof is survived by his wife of 31 years, Joanie (McCrackin) Asendorf; daughter, Robyn (Chris) Ward of Cumming, Georgia; twin grandsons, Ben and Ryan; brother, Donald (Betty) Asendorf of State College, Pennsylvania; sister, Betty Patton of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and sister in-law, Barbara (Terry) Boyce of Glenview, Illinois, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother in-law, Gilbert Patton. Friends may call at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant, Street, Maumee, on Friday, May 16, from 3 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 310 Elizabeth Street, Maumee, on Satur¬ day, May 17, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. J. Paul Board III, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, The American Cancer Society, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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JAMES BERNATH
James C. Bernath died April 12, 2008, in St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born May 18, 1948, in Adrian, Michigan, to Charles and Irma (McCarty) Bernath. He graduated from Perrysburg High School through Penta County in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970. Mr. Bernath is survived by his children, Rebecca and Nicholas (Lisa) Bernath, and granddaughter, Jaylee Anne, all of Holland, Ohio; sister, Annette (Jerry) Barker of Jackson, Michigan, and brothers, Dennis (Denise) of Perrysburg, and Terry of Toledo, and many cousins, nephews, and a niece. He was preceded in death by his parents. A full military funeral and burial was held at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan, on April 18. Arrangements were made by the Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home. Condolences and contributions may be sent to: The Bernaths, 331 Cheswick, Holland, Ohio 43528.
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RICHARD MARSHALL BROWN

Richard Marshall Brown, 36, of Falls Church, Virginia, died Thursday, April 17, 2008. A native of Perrysburg, he graduated from St. John’s Jesuit High School in 1990, and Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, in 1994. He moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 1997, and worked for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training (TNT) program in the National Capital Area. He was instrumental in creating TNT’s in-line-skating program nationwide. He was last acting as the senior exposition manager for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. He enjoyed in-line-skating, sailing, hiking, fly fishing and Detroit sports teams. He hiked the Colorado Rockies, Mount Washington in January, and Old Rag. He enjoyed summer vacations at Menonaqua Beach on Little Traverse Bay in Michigan. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Karin (Willner) of Falls Church; parents, Rick and Ginger Brown of Perrysburg; sister, Molly (Kirk) Hallett and their sons, Thomas and Charles. He also is survived by his uncles and aunts, Robert and Barbara Coon of Perrysburg, Robert and Ruth Brown of Seattle, Washington, and Timothy and Trisha Brown of Harbor Springs, Michigan. A celebration of his life was held in Alexandria, Virginia. A memorial service will be held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary Street, Perrysburg, on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at 11 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, friends and family consider a donation to the R. Marshall Brown Fund at the Toledo Community Foundation, 608 Madison Avenue, Suite 1540, Toledo, Ohio 436041151. This fund will support an annual scholarship at Wittenberg University.
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MATTHEW KEHOE

Matthew Kehoe, 84, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. He was born in Wexford County, Ireland, to Matthew and Elizabeth (Hoare) Kehoe, and had worked in the family butcher shop. In 1949, he came to the United States and met Eleanor Carson at a family gathering. They were married in Dearborn, Michigan, on July 2, 1960. For more than 35 years, Mr. Kehoe worked for JL Hudson’s Department store in the warehouse, delivering items to various departments. In 1999, he became a U.S. citizen. He enjoyed traveling, being outdoors, swimming in his younger years, walking, and gardening at the 577 Foundation. He had an affinity for animals, and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen (Danny) Sackett of Perrysburg; son, Daniel (Stephanie) Kehoe of Plainfield, Indiana; grandchildren, Ashley and Brandon Sackett, Patrick, Rachelle and Brett Patterson, and Dustin and Nicholas Kehoe; sisters, Kitty (Pat) Hayes and Molly (Tom) Doyle, and nieces and nephews who reside in Ireland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; brothers, James and Andy Kehoe; and sister, Betty Coleman. A Scripture Service was held April 28, in the Wit-zler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 29, in All Saints Catholic Church in Ross-ford. Burial was private in Greenwood Cemetery in East Tawas, Michigan.
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SHARON SKELLY
Sharon L. (Hoffman) Skelly, 72, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, April 21, 2008, at her home. Born in Perrysburg, she was a homemaker and formerly served on the board of the Fort Wayne Humane Shelter. She graduated from Central Catholic School, attended Indiana University and was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, ceramics, gardening and animals. She is survived by her husband, David Skelly of Fort Wayne; sons, David Skelly of Fort Wayne and Peter (Mollee) Skelly of Zionsville; daughter, Sheila (Paul) Counterman of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Connor, Logan, Carson Skelly, Benjamin, and Claire Counterman, and sisters, Susan (Edward) Thompson of Fort Wayne and Sarah (Randy) Witte of Hoagland. A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 25, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with Fr. James Shafer and Fr. Jeff Largent officiating. Arrangements were made by the D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home. Burial was in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Allen County SPCA, 4914 South Hanna Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806.
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ZELTA DAUER

Zelta N. (Kazmaier) Dauer, 88, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Wood Haven Health Care in Bowling Green. She was born December 6, 1919, to Clyde and Elma (Kopp) Kazmaier. She married Jonathan Dauer on October 2, 1943. She graduated from Perrysburg High School and was an active and lifelong member of Zoar Lutheran Church. She was a long time member of Homemakers Farm Bureau Council. Ms. Dauer is survived by her daughter, Karen Dauer of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; son, Ronald Dauer of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Christopher (Amy), Mary (Brian) and Matthew (Sommer); great-grandchildren, Matthew and Logan Dauer and Gavin Gill; step-greatgrandchild, Courtney Summerville; sister-in-law, Ella Kazmaier; nieces, Julie (Jeff) Zollars, Kimberly (Erik) Stier, Susan Kazmaier, Laura (James) Pauken, Rose Marie (Jerry) Crawford, Barbara (Gary) Mussett; nephews, Eldon (Valerie) Spilker, Robert (Gaye) Dauer, Richard (Joyce) Dauer and Paul Myers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jonathan, on July 18, 1985. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Gene Kazmaier on February 22, 2005. Friends will be received today, April 23, from 2 to 9 p.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 24, at 11 a.m., at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Timothy Philabaum, officiating. Burial will be in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, Dowling, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church.
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GUY DELANEY JR.
Guy Earnest Delaney Jr., 84, of Perrysburg, died Friday, April 18, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on June 9, 1923, in West Newton, Pennsylvania, to Guy and Lillian (Markle) Delaney. He served in the Army during World War II in the European theater of operation. He married Theresa Roach and they moved from Pennsylvania to Perrysburg, where he began a career with Washington Distributors, owner of Bargain City Stores. Mr. Delaney worked in various capacities, from supervisor to buyer, until the early 1980s. He was an avid golfer. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg, where he served as an usher for more than 30 years. For the past year, he attended Dayspring Assembly of God in Bowling Green, Ohio. He also was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6170, Knights of Columbus, and the Elks Lodge BPOE No. 1850. He is survived by his wife, Theresa; daughters, Deborah (Richard) Murphy and Sara (Jack) DeCessna; grandchildren, Reshma Derasari, Amol Raval, Jeanette, Joshua and Rebekah Murphy, John and Laura DeCessna; greatgrandchildren, Reyna and Dylan Derasari, and brother, Oliver Delaney. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. A memorial service was held April 22, at the Mais o n - D a rdenne-Wa l k e r Funeral Home, Maumee, with the Rev. Steve Davis, pastor of Dayspring Assembly of God, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


ANNA MARTIS
Anna (Duricek) Martis, 95, of Rossford, died Monday, April 14, 2008, at Harborside of Perrysburg, where she was a resident for 12 years. She was born on July 23, 1912, to Nicholas “Mike” and Mary (Kolumbus) Duricek in Biloxi, Mississippi. Her family moved to Rossford in 1915. She married Steve Martis, on June 30, 1931. Ms. Martis volunteered for many years at her church, Sts. Cyril and Methodius (later the unified All Saints), where she was active in the Altar Sodality and shared her talents in the parish kitchen. She took pride in her Slovak heritage, passing down holiday traditions and sharing homemade kolaeky, nut rolls and other delicacies with family and friends. She is survived by her children, Mary Ann (Joseph) Andryc and James (Gerri) Martis, both of Rossford; grandchildren, Philip (Linda) Andryc, Joel (Nancy) Andryc, David (Mary) Andryc, Cheryl (Mark) Cassin, James (Leslie) Martis, Daniel (Rachel) Martis and Kathleen (Chad) Schliesser; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Sheridan of Lancaster, Ohio, and Irene Pastorek of Rossford; sisters-in-law, Barbara Duricek and Ann Duricek, both of Rossford; brother-in-law, Joseph Martis of Perrysburg, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve, in 1982; her brothers, Peter, Joseph, Anthony, Cyril and Charles, and sisters, Margaret Kilis and Mary. A Scripture Service was held April 18, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 19, at All Saints Catholic Church, concelebrated by the Rev. Joseph Jaros, a nephew, and the Rev. Jonathan Wight, pastor of All Saints. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church.
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DOROTHY RYBICKI
Dorothy A. (Miller) Rybicki, 94, of Plymouth, Michigan, and formerly of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Plymouth Inn Assisted Care Living in Plymouth. She was born in Toledo, on September 11, 1913, to Joseph and Emma (Michaelis) Miller. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy. In 1948, she married Casper Rybicki. She worked as a clerical supervisor for Rossford ordnance for 15 years and had owned various apartment complexes and a motel while living in Fort Lauderdale. She is survived by her nephew, Robert (Dorothy) Welch of Perrysburg; greatnephews, Robert (Sally Straits) Welch, M.D. of Canton, Michigan, John (Sally) Welch of Perrysburg, and Matthew (Brenda) Welch of Perrysburg; 11 great-great-nieces and nephews, and eight greatgreat- great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Casper, in 1970. Friends will be received on Friday, April 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Family and friends will meet Saturday, April 26, at St. Rose Catholic Church, 214 East Front Street in Perrysburg, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Angela Hospice Home Care, Inc., 14100 Newburgh Road, Livonia, Michigan 48154.


ELIZA SCHOONOVER
Eliza Lammie Schoonover, 85, died Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Parkcliffe Community Center. She was born in Shelburn, Indiana, on March 4, 1923, to William and Charlotte (Dixon) Lammie. She married Harry Don Schoonover in 1942. Mrs. Schoonover worked for 32 years for Champion Spark Plug as a department supervisor for the insurance department. She was a member of Champion Spark Plug Quarter Century Group and an avid bridge player. She is survived by her daughters, Charlotte (Carl) Soper of Lexington, Kentucky, and Terri (Randy) Morlock of Bowling Green, Ohio; grandchildren, Jodi Morlock, Rusty (Kelsey) Morlock, David (Alicia) Soper and Shawna Soper, and brother, Donald (Lucretia) Lammie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in 1992. She also was preceded in death by six sisters and seven brothers. Friends will be received Thursday, April 24, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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MARY ELLEN WARCHOL
Mary Ellen Warchol, 85, of Toledo, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born on April 5, 1923, in Bowling Green, Ohio, to Dale and Esther (Armitage) Gallier. She was a 1942 graduate of Rossford High School, where she was one of the first majorettes. She married Louis Warchol in 1942. Ms. Warchol worked as a telephone operator for the Toledo Hospital for many years. She enjoyed sewing, making dolls and baking for family and friends. She is survived by her children, Bonnie (Bob) Chromik and William Warchol; grandchildren, Bobby Chromik, Carolyn (Rob) Sellers, Christie Warchol, Eric Warchol and Katie Warchol; sisters-in-law, Maggie Warchol and Nedra Gallier; brother-in-law, Marcus Mack, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis. Funeral services were held April 18, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Merlin Jacobs of Grace Lutheran Church officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


HELEN GRINER
Helen L. Griner, 87, of Perrysburg Township, died Friday, April 11, 2008, at her home. She was born in Lime City, Ohio, on August 21, 1920, to Earl and Cora (Snyder) Griner. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dowling, Ohio, and had worked for more than 20 years with Columbia Gas as a payroll clerk. She retired in 1982.She is survived by her brothers, Victor (Mary Jane) Griner of Perrysburg, Herbert (Phyllis) Griner of Perrysburg; sisters, Norma Reitzel of Perrysburg, Geraldine Habel of Mill-bury, and Jeanetta (George) Leslie of Northwood, and many nieces and nephews.There was no visitation. Graveside services were held April 15, at New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, with the Rev. Timothy Rothfuss officiating. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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THOMAS BIRTHISEL
Thomas H. “Tom” Birthisel, 53, died April 10, 2008. He was born July 7, 1954, in Charleston, West Virginia, to Patricia (Doak) Birthisel and V.H. “Tim” Birthisel. He received a bachelor of science degree from Bowling Green State University in 1980, where he majoring in sales and international business. He worked for the Toledo Chamber of Commerce of Ohio and other local businesses.He is survived by his parents; brother, Timothy (Susan McMahan) Birthisel; nieces, Megan Stewart, Mollie and Katie; sister, Susan (Charles) Schmalzried; nephew, John, and niece, Jessica.A Memorial Service was held April 15, in the First United Methodist Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Terry Powell presiding. Arrangements were made by the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home.Contributions may be made to the Ability Center of Toledo, MS Society, First United Methodist Church or a church of the donor’s choice.


RALPH BARLOW JR.
Ralph E. Barlow Jr., 65, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008. He served his country and was a decorated veteran. He worked for the past eight years as an armed security guard for GSSC. He was a member of American Legion Post #110 and FOE Aerie #2250 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.Funeral services were private with entombment in Dayton Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home.Memorial tributes may be made to the American Heart Association.
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OPAL BINIKER

Opal G. (Schaller) Biniker, 90, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, at the Manor At Perrysburg. She was born in Perrysburg Township to Ernest and Gertrude (Kindevater) Schaller. She married George Biniker on March 15, 1939, in Toledo. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge, since March of 1948, and the Glenwood PTA.She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Paul) Kerwin of Westlake, Ohio, and Janet (James) Podiak of Perrysburg; son, Craig Biniker of Perrysburg Township; grandchildren, David (Michelle) Kerwin of Chicago, Illinois, Kevin Kerwin of Westlake,Pam Podiak of Denver, Colorado, Kara (Dave) Mihalik of Perrysburg, Jason (Kristi) Biniker of Toledo and Amber Biniker of Columbus, and great-grandchildren, Austin and Brenna Kerwin. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, George.Friends will be received today, April 9, from 4 to 9 p.m., in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, where funeral services will be held Thursday, April 10, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Daniel Beaudoin officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. John’s Lutheran Church 5520 Fremont Pike, Stony Ridge, Ohio 43463.
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MARIE BROOKS

Marie Evelyn (Strayer) Brooks, 90, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Harborside of Perrysburg. She was born in Waterville, Ohio, on January 11, 1918, to Guy and Pearl (Mastin) Strayer. She received a degree in home economics from the University of Toledo. She was a teacher for the state of California and had worked in an aircraft factory. Upon returning to the Toledo area, she worked in a factory in Waterville. She married Clyde Brooks at the WashingtonD.C. Temple and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Perrysburg and the John Birch Society.She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Abbott of Arizona, and Harriet (Don) Eckel of Perrysburg; son, John (Suzanne) Brooks of Haskins, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother, Wayne (Abbi) Strayer of Waterville, and sisters, Beatrice Rister of Waterville, Bernita Podolak of Haskins, Janice Smith of Whitehouse, Betty (Richard) Huss of Blufton, Ohio, and Shirley (James) Carrol of White-house. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde; brothers, Harold, Chester, Leroy and Ozzie Strayer, and sister, Bernice Irvin.Funeral services were held April 5, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery.Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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PATRICIA MEDLEY
Patricia Ann Brown Medley, 43, of Dothan, Alabama, died Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Gulf Coast Hospital in Panama City, Florida. She was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, on February 12, 1965, and lived in Stony Ridge and Toledo.She attended Star Elementary in Oregon, Arlington Elementary in Toledo, and in 1983 graduated from Geneva County High School in Hartford, Alabama.She is survived by her son, Christopher Medley; grandson, Jaxon Medley; fiance, Tracy Thompson; sisters, Linda Kay and Pamela Jo Brown; niece, Connor Morse, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Daniel and Grace Brown.Funeral services were held March 26, at Holman Headland Mortuary in Headland, Alabama.Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice or to the American Stroke Association.
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JOHN “JOE” BAILEY
John K. “Joe” Bailey, 65, of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born February 25, 1943, in Warren, Ohio, to Delmore and Alberta (Prickett) Bailey. He graduated from Columbiana High School in 1961, and from the Ohio State University in 1965. He earned a master of arts degree from the University of Toledo in 1969.Following his first teaching position in Cincinnati, he taught social studies at Sylvania and Whit-mer high schools from 1965 to 1969. After earning a Ph.D. degree from the University of Toledo in 1972, he began his administrative career as principal of Crestview High School near Ashland, and went on to serve as an administrator and professor at Miami University from 1975 to 1978, and assistant superintendent of Hamilton City Schools from 1978 to 1979.He led the Perrysburg Public Schools as superintendent from 1979 to 1992, then taught at Bowling Green State University until his retirement from public school administration in 1995. Since 1995, he has served as professor and administrator at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, where he was working at the time of his death.He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carol (Croft) Bailey; son, John Whetstone (Tammy) Bailey; daughter, (Marjorie) Beth Mullins; grandchildren, Johnny, Eliza, Jasmine, Chance, David and Jimmy; brother, Larry (Lovetta) Bailey; sister-inlaw, Susan Bailey; motherin-law, Jane Croft; broth-ers-in-law, Bill (Jo) Croft, Gary (Carolyn) Bain and Don (Sue) Bain, and 13 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Randy.Funeral services were held March 31, at Grace United Methodist Church, Perrysburg. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Bailey’s favorite charities, the Wood County Humane Society, 801 Van Camp Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402, or The Tarahumara Children’s Hospital Fund, P.O. Box 62600, Dept. 1346, New Orleans, Louisiana 70162 or donate on-line at www.giveaminute.org.


CARLENE “CJ” BEHRENS
Carlene J. “CJ” (Gerkensmeyer) Behrens, 72, of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 30, 2008, in St. Luke’s Hospital.She graduated from Genoa High School in 1954, attended Capital University, and graduated from Toledo Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1958. After working in Toledo Hospital for many years, she then entered the industrial nursing field and ran the health department at the former National Castings plant in East Toledo for 17 years. She retired from Owens-Illinois’ Riverside Health Care center in Levis Park in 2000.She is survived by her children, Amy (Scott) Steele of Perrysburg, Carl (Lori) Behrens of Toledo, and John Behrens of San Diego, California; grandchildren, Ellen and Molly Steele, and Katherine and Christian Behrens, and brother, Ronald (Diane) Gerkensmeyer, of Williston, Ohio.It was Carlene’s wish to support the education of future doctors and nurses, and she donated her body to the University of Toledo’s College of Medicine. In celebration of her spirit, the family will receive friends Sunday, April 6, at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale, from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the 577 Foundation, 577 East Front Street, Perrysburg, or to the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of the Susan B. Komen Foundation, 3100 West Central Avenue, Suite 206, Toledo, Ohio 43606, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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JOHN HUTCHEK

John P. Hutchek, 74, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008. He was a 1952 graduate of Perrysburg High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956. He worked for the Rossford Ordnance Depot, Erie Ordnance Depot and the Detroit Arsenal, where he was in charge of inventory, retiring in 1978. Mr. Hutchek enjoyed fishing for perch on Lake Erie and was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians baseball team.He is survived by his sister Joanne (Jim) Bucklew of Perrysburg; nephew, Todd Hoste; niece, Kim (Larry) Rosinski; cousins, Molly (Gene) Jakubec and Frank (Darlene) Vavrik.A graveside service was held March 27, at Fort Meigs Cemetery.The family suggests that tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio.
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RONALD SIMMONS SR.

Ronald Dean Simmons Sr., 72, of Sarasota, Florida, and formerly of Perrysburg, died March 24, 2008, in Sarasota.He was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, to Donald and Jessie (Kramer) Simmons. He graduated in 1954 from Perrysburg High School and received a basketball scholarship to Ohio State University, where he was an active member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and graduated with a business degree in 1958.As an executive of Owens-Illinois for more than 20 years, Mr. Simmons traveled extensively and lived in many cities throughout the United States. He ultimately settled in Perrysburg with his family and after his retirement, he and his wife moved to Sarasota in 1993. He was an avid outdoors-man. His interests included hunting and fishing, as well as politics, sports, and the arts.He is survived by his children, Jeffrey Simmons of Brooklyn, New York, Ronald Simmons of Tampa, Florida, Bethany Simmons and Jessica Simmons, both of Sarasota; grandchildren: Zachary, Nicholas, Arthur and Oscar Simmons, and Evan and Braden Cressell Simmons; brothers, Donald and Jack Simmons, both of Perrysburg, and sister, Jane Caple of Boca Grande, Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Iber Simmons.A private memorial service was held March 28, in Boca Grande.The family asks that memorials be in the form of trees or living flowers for the Simmons’ family garden, 515 North Shore Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34234, or donations made payable to the Humane Society of Sarasota County, 2331 15th Street, Sarasota, Florida 34237.
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HARRY WHALEY
Harry C. “The Whaler” Whaley, 84, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, March 29, 2008. He was born on September 10, 1923, in Oak-dale, Tennessee, to David and Clara (Koontz) Whaley. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant serving in the Pacific during World War II and a Purple Heart recipient. He was a conductor and brakeman for B&O Railroad, Chessie and CSX for 33 years, retiring in 1985. Mr. Whaley was a member of Moose Lodge of Oak Harbor and the DAV in Toledo. He also was an active member of UTU Local 1816, where he held many offices. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.Mr. Whaley is survived by his wife of 44 years, Anna Mae (Gabele) Whaley; children, Larry Whaley of Perrysburg, Gloria (Robert) Walter of Perrysburg and Barbara (Dan) Pindoley of Waterville; step-children, Ken (Tammy) Blair of Waterville, Dennis (Becky) Blair of Rossford, Teresa (Mark) Schiess of California and Doug (Stephanie) Blair of Toledo; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Warren (Mary Ann) of Florida, and Wayne Whaley of North Carolina, and sister, Peggy Dowell of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by 13 siblings, and great-grandson, Dawson.Funeral services were held on April 1, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with Deacon Larry Tiefenbach officiating. Interment will follow at St. Rose Cemetery, where military honors were conducted by Northwood VFW Post 2984.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, St. Rose Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


MOHAMMED-NAZIH HAMMOUD, Ph.D.
Mohammed-Nazih I. Hammoud, Ph.D., 69, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Born in Karoun, Lebanon to Izzideen and Fatima Hammoud, he was a graduate of the Lebanese University and Purdue University, where he earned his Ph.D.
He worked as director of scholarships for the late Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafiq Hariri, at The Hariri Foundation. This Foundation was established to send Lebanese students out of war-torn Lebanon to pursue education.
He was a professor at The American University of Beirut. He and his young family returned to northwest Ohio, where he continued to educate at Bowling Green State University, the University of Toledo and Owens Community College until his health forced him to retire.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Catherine Louise (Adray) Hammoud; daughters, Rima Deal of Perrysburg and Abrar (Mohamad) El-Abiad of West Lafayette, Indiana; Logan Deal and Safia El-Abiad; brother, Nabil, and sisters, Maha and Naimet of Lebanon; cousin, Chafic Hatoum of Sylvania, and several special nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Amal; brothers, Samir, Burhan and Mohammed Hammoud.
Services were held March 3, at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, Perrysburg. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens. Arrangements were handled by Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg
Memorial contributions may be made to the Islamic School of Greater Toledo at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo.
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SALLY HOFFMANN
Sally Netz Hoffmann died Saturday, March 15, 2008. She was born in Toledo, to Aileen and Ralph Netz. She graduated from Perrysburg High School and McCalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. While there, she performed as lead dancer with the school's modern dance troupe and was choreographer for the Minnesota Symphony.
Mrs. Hoffmann was a Roman Catholic by faith. She was an avid supporter of historic preservation and restoration.
She enjoyed gardening, creating art, reading, antiquing and traveling.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Charles; daughters, Terri Hoffmann of Kent, Ohio, Tina (Glenn) Szatala of Huron, Ohio, Tami (Tim) Walker of Lisbon, Ohio, and Tracey (Steve) Frederick of Green Cove Springs, Florida; grandchildren, Laura, Alex, Ashley, Stevie and Sarah, and brother, Robert (Patricia) Netz of Angola, Indiana.
Private services were held March 17, at the Weber Funeral Home, with the Rev. Father Robert Edwards officiating. Friends were received March 18, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, where the Rosary was recited.
Prayers will be recited in the funeral home today, March 19, at 9:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15 a.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg. Private graveside services will follow at St. Rose Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. George Catholic Church, 271 West Chestnut Street, Lisbon, Ohio 44432.
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DONALD "PAZ" MAZUR
Donald F. "Paz" Mazur, 78, a lifelong resident of Rossford, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born on December 15, 1929, to Felix and Mary (Smietana) Mazur. He married Florence (Dombkowski) Hennessy in Toledo, on January 22, 1965, and renewed those vows on November 14, 1991, at All Saints Catholic Church, Rossford.
He attended St. Mary Magdalene Elementary School, and Rossford High School. He followed his brothers in service to his country in 1951, with the Army, in both Germany and Korea. Upon his return, he went to work for the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. (Pilkington), bending department for 43 years, until his retirement.
He was a member of VFW Post 6409 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2322, both of Rossford. He volunteered in the kitchen for VFW dinners. He also enjoyed having coffee with friends at the Rossford donut shop and lunches and dinners with his second "family" at Moody's Coney Island Diner.
Mr. Mazur is survived by his sister, Cazamia (Kate) Schmidt of Palm Harbor, Florida; sister-in-law, Angela (Irv) Mazur; special nieces and their families, Kathi (Mazur) and Warren (Buss) Mahaffey, and Dorothy and Wilbur Brock; special goddaughter, Heather, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, on May 26, 2003. He also was preceded in death by his sisters, Helen Zaracky, Stella Bicanovsky, Genevieve Wieczorek, Florence Strze-lecki; brothers, Joe, Ed and Irving Mazur.
VFW services were held March 14, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 15, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jonathan Wight officiating. Entombment was in Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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PATRICIA MINNEKER
Patricia A. Minneker, 64, of Perrysburg, died March 4, 2008.
She is survived by three cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Al and Mary Schultze, and twin sister, Sandy Ignasiak.
Services for the family were held March 15, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Burial was in Toledo Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Wood-ville Road, Toledo


.JACQUELIN REIFSNIDER
Jacquelin Reifsnider, 92, a long-time resident of Perrysburg, died on February 29, 2008 in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Miss Reifsnider was born in St. Luke's Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, to John and Urme Mae (Rummel) Reifsnider.
She was a graduate of The Baldwin School and Mills College. Miss Reif-snider was a Lieutenant JG in the U.S. Navy WAVES in World War II and then employed by the U.S. Department of State, where she served in Washington D.C., Japan and India.
She was an avid tennis player and supporter of animal rights.
She is survived by her niece, Jacquelin Hirth Lewis and her family. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lucy Reifsnider Hirth Cornish, a 50-year resident of Perrysburg.
A memorial graveside service will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery later this spring.
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RONALD SHELDRICK

RONALD SHELDRICK
Ronald C. Sheldrick, 85, died March 4, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born December 6, 1922, in Has-kins, Ohio, to R. Roy and Bernice (Ollige) Sheldrick. He was a 1942 graduate of Tontogany High School, where he played basketball and ran track.
Mr. Sheldrick was an U.S. Army veteran with the 433rd Ordnance Motor Vehicle Assembly, serving during World War II from 1943 until his honorable discharge in 1946. He was stationed overseas for 24 months. He married Margaret Wolf in Zoar Lutheran Church on June 17, 1950.
He was a lifelong farmer and became a farm drainage contractor. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge, a member of the Northwest Ohio Tractor Pullers Association, where he served as secretary/treasurer and a director for many years. He also served as secretary/treasurer for the Ohio Land Improvement Contractors Association and was a member of National Land Improvement Contractors Association, Power of Yesteryear Antique Tractor Club, where he served on the board of directors from 1988 to 1996. He belonged to the state and national antique tractor associations. He also served as a Perrysburg Township Trustee, past President of Wood County Trustees and Clerks Association, Fort Meigs Cemetery Board, where he designed the layout for the new addition to the cemetery and was on the board of directors for Luckey Farmers Inc.
He belonged to the Wood County Community Improvement Corporation and was on the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Committee for 17 years with Wood County, and also served on the Township committee. Mr. Sheldrick also was past president of the Wood County Shrine. He belonged to many other organizations, including the Phoenix Lodge #123 F&A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, Zenobia Shrine, and Zenobia Lancers. He also was one of the founding members of the Five Point Steam Threshers Club.
He enjoyed playing basketball and baseball for Carl Schmidt teams, bowling and fishing, and collecting, refinishing and pulling antique tractors, which led to many of the organizations in which he participated. He also enjoyed working at tractor pulls.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; children, Marilyn "Susie" (Clyde) Bame of Perrysburg, Patricia (William) Swope of Perrysburg, Daniel (Amy) Sheldrick of Bowling Green, Nancy (Nick) Wilson of Chicago, Illinois; grandchildren, Christina (James) Kieper, Jennifer Bame, Jeffrey Bame, Abigail and Jacob Sheldrick; step-grandchildren, Chris (Kelly) Wilson, Greg (Sarah) Bell, Jason Bell, Ryan and Logan Wilson; great-grandchildren, Austin, Cassi and Jordan Kieper and Andrew McKay; sisters, Dorothy (Gerald) Cromley and Lois Heinze; brother, Richard (Donelda) Sheldrick; sisters-in-law, Shirley Sheldrick and Dorothy Bruning; brothers- in-law, Harold (Alma) Wolf and Arnold (Betty) Wolf; numerous nieces and nephews, and special friends, Dody Gurtzweiler and Roger Williams. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Phillips Myers, and brother, Thomas Sheldrick.
A Masonic service was held March 7, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Funeral services were held March 8, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge, with the Rev. Daniel Beaudoin officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to St. John's Lutheran Church, Shriner's Hospital and Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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TERESA WILLIAMS


TERESA WILLIAMS
Teresa Elizabeth (Pepper) Williams, 45, of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 10, 2008, in Toledo. She was born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, on June 7, 1962, to Dr. George and Joanne (Meyer) Pepper. She was a 1980 graduate of Central Columbia High School.
She was currently working as a server and bartender with Buffalo Wild Wings and J Patrick's Restaurant at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg, and had recently begun classes to become a flight attendant.
She enjoyed boating and was a social member of the Harbor View Yacht Club. She also enjoyed traveling, camping, arts and crafts and spending time with her children.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, Doug; twin daughters, Amber Gross of Perrysburg and Autumn Haedrich of Toledo; sons, Weston and Spencer Williams, both of Perrysburg; granddaughter, Rhylee Gross of Perrysburg; parents, Dr. George and Joanne Pepper of Bloomsburg; sisters, Anne Baer of Minnesota, Catherine Pepper Flick of Pennsylvania and Mary Harrington of Georgia; brothers, George Pepper, Jr. of Pennsylvania and James Pepper of Georgia; numerous nieces and nephews and mother-in-law, Bertha Williams of Pennsylvania.
Funeral services were held March 15, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Bloomsburg. Burial was private.
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BARBARA ANDERSON

BARBARA ANDERSON
Barbara Ann (Perry) Anderson, 68, died Monday, March 3, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born February 14, 1940, in Toledo, and was raised by parents, Charles and Helen Youngman. She married John Anderson on February 10, 1962.
She worked for more than 20 years at Bittersweet Farms and was currently working there one day a week. She also taught at the Children's Theatre in Toledo, and was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Tracy (Bill) Rickman of Perrysburg; son, John (Laurie Schlegel) Anderson of Holland, Ohio; grandchildren, Melissa, Angela, John, Samantha, Lucas and Jakob; brothers, David (Inge) Youngman, Dennis Youngman and Bill (Jenny) Youngman; sisters, Marylin (Larry Laberdie) Kopkau and Shelly Collins; many nieces and nephews, and special friend, Jeanie Martin. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John, on August 27, 1989.
Funeral services were held March 8, at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Ann Marshall officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Bittersweet Farms, 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Road, Whitehouse, Ohio 43571.
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IDA CASEY

IDA CASEY
Ida Theres (Zender) Casey, 87, of Perrysburg, died March 8, 2008, at her home. She was born on May 2, 1920, in New Riegel, Ohio. She was the youngest of five children born to John and Bernice Lease Zender. Her father was the founder of the Bank of New Riegel and was in the hardware and farm implement business. After high school, she graduated from St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing in Toledo. She practiced as a surgical nurse until her marriage to Peter Casey, Jr. of Toledo in 1943. Mr. and Mrs. Casey ran an outdoor advertising business. They resided in Ottawa Hills and then Perrysburg.
Her interests, other than spending time with her children and grandchildren, included helping out at school, volunteering for the Red Cross, playing bridge, working the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle, traveling, dining out, good conversation, parties and listening to her favorite music.
She is survived by her children, Peter (Peggy) Casey III, Patrice (Lyman) Spitzer, and Philip (Beth) Casey, all of Perrysburg, and Pamela (Richard) Dybvig of Tunbridge, Vermont; grandchildren, P.R. (Joyce) Casey IV, Elizabeth Casey, Emily (Jonathan) Bailey, Hannah Casey, Maxfield Casey Dybvig, Lyman "Casey" Spitzer, Philip "Jamie" Casey, Sarah Casey and Claire Casey; great-grandchildren, Reilly and Rowan Casey and Finnegan Bailey. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Peter, in 1997.
Visitation will be held today, March 12, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, March 13, at 10:15 a.m., at St. Rose Church, 217 East Front Street, Perrysburg. Burial will be private.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Way Public Library, Perrysburg, or a charity of the donor's choice.
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ANN CASWELL
Ann W. Caswell, 94, of Perrysburg, died Monday, March 3, 2008, in the Manor at Perrysburg. She was born in the Ukraine on January 25, 1914, to Michael and Mary (Roman) Watrol. She was married to Harry Caswell. She was a member of the Toledo Artist's Club and St. Rose Catholic Church, where she served in its Altar Rosary Society.
She is survived by daughters, Colleen (Robert) Ryder of Maumee, and Elaine Caswell of New York City; sons, James (Janis) Caswell of New York City and Kenneth (Lynn) Caswell of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Brett Ryder, Cannon Caswell, Chase Caswell, Bryn Caswell; great-grandchildren, Zachary and Remington Ryder. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, on January 5, 2003.
Funeral services will be held today, March 12, at 10 a.m., in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, with burial in St. Rose Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, Northwestern Ohio Chapter, 309 North Reynolds Road, Toledo, Ohio 43615 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
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MARGARET ECKEL

MARGARET ECKEL
Margaret L. (Campeau) Eckel, 77, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at The Kingston Residence in Perrysburg. She was born August 4, 1930, in Bowling Green, Ohio, to Joseph and Laverne Campeau, and had attended Bowling Green State University. On May 7, 1955, she married Donald Eckel.
For more than 10 years, Ms. Eckel worked in the offices at Libbey-Owens-Ford. She was a volunteer with the Wood County Humane Society and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg, where she was active in the Women's Association and the choir. She was a member of the Suburban Singers of Perrysburg and enjoyed being outdoors in nature, bird watching and spending time with her dogs.
She is survived by her son, Jon (Lisa) Eckel of Perrysburg; daughter, Jennifer (Chris) Sees of Crystal Lake, Illinois; grandchildren, Joel, Cassie, Jake and Jon Eckel and Christian Sees; special neighbors at Carolin Court and Ken and Sue Cooper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, on December 25, 2006.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 13, at the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg, 200 East Second Street, with The Rev. Jeanne Kumbalek officiating. Burial will be private and there will be no visitation. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or the First Presbyterian Church of Perrysburg.
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BETTY KOZLOK

BETTY KOZLOK
Betty L. Kozlok, 86, of Port Clinton, died March 5, 2008, at Edgewood Manor Nursing Center in Port Clinton, Ohio. She was born August 22, 1921, in Amsterdam, Ohio, to Albin and Jessie (Brown) Truex.
She married Emil Kozlok on June 21, 1942. She was employed at the Standard Products Company during the war while raising their new daughter alone as her husband was serving in World War II. She retired in 1980 from the former Perry Pharmacy. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Sunrise Garden Club and a member of the Women of the Moose.
She is survived by her husband, Emil; daughter, Sandra (Otto) Geggus of Perrysburg; grandsons Eric (Carrie) Geggus of Maumee and Kurt Geggus of Seattle; great-grandson, Liam Geggus; sister-in-law, Phyllis Sampson of Port Clinton, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Margaret Kozlok, Pauline Below, Lucille Newell, Ralph, Glenn, Meryl, Donald and Lawrence Truex.
Funeral services were held March 10, at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, with the Rev. Bruce Batchelor-Glader officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Heartland Hospice or the Edgewood Manor Residents Fund.
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JAMES MILLER

JAMES MILLER
James M. Miller, 70, of Perrysburg, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Castalia, Ohio, on December 15, 1937, to Harry and Dorothy Miller. Mr. Miller was a 1955 graduate of Margaretta High School and a 1961 graduate of Ohio State University, where he received his bachelor's degree. He married Barbara Hinesman on November 11, 1961.
He was employed for 40 years by the Arcadis Engineering firm, formerly known as Finkbeiner, Petis and Strout. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Perrysburg.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara Miller; daughters, Jennifer Miller of Nicholasville, Kentucky, and Jean (Mark) McMahon of Latrobe, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Blues, Marley and Israel McMahon; brother, Wayne (Martha) Miller of Castalia, and sister, Marilyn (Cletus) Kanney of New Washington, Ohio.
Funeral services were held March 9, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with Mr. MillerÕs son-in-law, the Rev. Mark McMahon, officiating. Burial was private.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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EARL ORENDORFF

EARL ORENDORFF
Earl F. Orendorff, 82, of Perrysburg, died March 2, 2008. Born in Silver Run, Maryland, he was the son of Edgar and Myrtle (Staley) Orendorff.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Merchant Marines in the South Pacific. He was one of the original members of Company C. 164th Military Police Battalion, Pennsylvania National Guard of Hanover. He retired from Monumental Life Insurance Company, Baltimore, Maryland, after serving 28 years as a life insurance salesman in Toledo. The past 12 years he was employed by Hampton Inn in Toledo, and the Fort Meigs YMCA.
He was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, where he served for more than 40 years on the senior choir, was past member of Church Council, Worship Committee, Stewardship Committee, usher, lector and assisting minister.
Mr. Orendorff was a past commander and life member of Perrysburg American Legion Post 28. He was a member of Phoenix Lodge #123 F&AM, past secretary-treasurer of Phoenix Temple Co. Fort Meigs Chapter #29, RAM, Calumet Council #133 Royal and Select Masons of Ohio Stomer Commandery #59, Knights Templar, Secretary of the Stewards unit of Zenobia Shrine Temple AAONMWS of Toledo, Wood County Shrine Club and member of the Wood County Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (Gemuenden); daughter, Tenley Orendorff of Canton, Ohio; stepsons, James (Marla) Gemuenden Jr. of Atlanta, Thomas (Linda) Gemuenden of Warren, Ohio, John (Debbie) Gemuenden of Canton, Georgia, and Michael (Pam) Gemuenden of Ackworth, Georgia; sister, Alice O'Donnell of McSherrystown, Pennsylvania; seven step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Robert Orendorff.
Visitation was held March 5, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, where a Masonic service took place at 7:30 p.m. A memorial service was held March 6, at Zoar Lutheran Church, with private burial in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery, with the American Legion providing military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio, 43551, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio, 43551.
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JOHN STANFORD
John Michael Stanford, 27, died March 6, 2008. Born in Toledo, on December 26 1980, he was a National Merit Finalist graduate from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1999. He attended Ohio State University on an academic scholarship and graduated in 2003. He was employed in accounting and finance positions by Bunting Bearings Corp. in Toledo and by The Scotts Company in Marysville, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Jessica (Taylor) and son, Aaron "AJ"; parents, Stephen and Linda; sister, Jessica; brother, Michael; grandparents, Harry and Gertrude Cornell; mother-in-law, Pam (Nick) Volchko; father-in-law, Richard (Cindi) Taylor; sisters-in-law Bethany Taylor and Nicole Volchko; brothers-in-law, Kameron and Teddy Volchko, and other family members. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James and Caroline Stanford.
A Memorial Celebration of Mr. Stanford's life was held March 11, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Burial was private. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, 300 West 10th Avenue, Suite 519, Columbus, Ohio 43210, or The Melanoma Research Foundation, 170 Township Line Road, Building B, Hillsborough, New Jersey 08844.
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SHARON HENDEL

Sharon "Sherry" Hendel, 60, of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 18, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee. She was born in Newark, Ohio, on April 5, 1947, to Ralph and Mary Ellen Rector and was married on June 14, 1969, in Perrysburg, to Gregory Hendel.
She was a 1965 graduate of Newark High School, graduating first in her class of 564. She received a bachelor of science in education degree (1968) and a master of arts in teaching (mathematics) degree (1972) from Bowling Green State University. She earned her juris doctorate degree from the University of Toledo in 1994 and became a certified financial planner in 2000. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mrs. Hendel was a math and computer science teacher in Perrysburg, Bowling Green and Maumee public schools. She was a law clerk for Sylvania Municipal Court Judge M. Scott Ramey and for Lucas County Court of Common Pleas Judge Frederick McDonald. From 1995 until January of 2007, she was a partner in the law firm of Croy & Hendel, LLP with offices in Perrysburg and Waterville, concentrating on estate planning, probate administration, tax planning and real estate. She was currently a member of the law firm of Robinson Curphey & OÕConnell after their firms merged in January of 2007.
Mrs. Hendel was a member of the Ohio State, Michigan, Lucas County, Toledo and Wood County bar associations. Her community associations included the Toledo Estate Planning Council (board of directors), the Perrysburg Kiwanis Club (treasurer), Sunset Retirement Communities (past member on board of directors) Abundant Life of Perrysburg (past president and member of board of directors) Perrysburg Area Chamber of Commerce (past treasurer) and the Perrysburg League of Women Voters (past membership chair). She also was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority, Belmont Country Club and Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg, where she served on the board of directors of the Church Foundation. She enjoyed golf, bridge, art, antiques, travel and water sports.
She is survived by her husband, Gregory; mother-in-law, Carol Hendel; sister-in-law, Barbara Hendel; brother-in-law, Douglas (Ann) Hendel; niece, Emily Hendel (Matt Lang); nephew, Mark Hendel; goddaughter, Coeli Janiak, and special family members, Libby and Matti; long-time law partner, Paul Croy; cousins and special friends, Bruce and Michele Janiak and Timm and Bonnie Kelly. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Rebecca (Becky), and father-in-law, William Hendel.
Funeral services were held February 22, at Zoar Lutheran Church. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Perrysburg Kiwanis Foundation, the Scouting Heritage Fund at the Toledo Community Foundation or to the Zoar Lutheran Church Foundation.
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DONALD HULL
Donald Ross Hull, 84, of Beaufort, South Carolina, died Monday, February 11, 2008. He was born on May 8, 1923, in Niagara Falls, New York, to Edna (Swan) and Bennett Hull.
He graduated in 1940 from La Salle High School in New York. He received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a degree in meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps as a private, and served in Europe. He stayed in the reserve and was discharged as a captain in 1958.
He married Margot Jean Hultzen on July 16, 1949. Mr. Hull worked for the Prestolite Corporation for more than 20 years, achieving the position of vice president/director of manufacturing. He then founded the Dynalite Corporation, a battery manufacturing company, with operations in Ohio and Michigan. He raised his family in Perrysburg, where he served on the school board and in several other volunteer positions. An enthusiastic entrepreneur, he also founded the Hull Golf Company and patented his design of single length, swing-engineered golf clubs.
As an avid golfer, he was a member of several country clubs in Ohio and Florida. He and his wife retired to the Stuart, Florida, area in 1986, and moved to Bluffton, South Carolina, in 2000. Mr. Hull moved to Beaufort in 2007. He was active in his churches in Ohio, Florida and South Carolina. He enjoyed teaching Bible studies and periodically speaking at retirement communities.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Leslie and John Kozlowski of Beaufort, South Carolina, and Sharon and James Simons of Perrysburg; sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Joan (Whitney) Hull of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Donald and Susan (Raab) Hull of Castle Rock, Colorado, William Hull of Louisville, Kentucky, and Robert and Debra (May) Hull of Bluffton, South Carolina; grandchildren, Jacob Kozlowski, John Kozlowski, Jr., Holly Kozlowski, Margaret Hull, Eric Hull, Andrew Simons, Camaron Simons-Young, Joshua Hull, Alison Hull, Meghan Hull, Matthew Hull, Michael Hull, Emery Hull, and Sydney Hull; great-grandchildren, Hannah Young and Elijah Young. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Margot, in 2006. He also was preceded in death by his brother, James Hull.
His life will be celebrated at a memorial service on Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m., at Grace Community Church, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Inurnment at the Beaufort National Cemetery will be private. Arrangements are being made by the Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Community Church, 450 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926.
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BOBBY PARRISH

Bobby V. Parrish died February 19, 2008, in Minnesota. He was born in Fairfield, Illinois, on January 3, 1922, to Thomas and Elizabeth Parrish. He was the first of four children, Milton, Tom and Rose Marie followed. They were orphaned when parents Tom and Elizabeth, grandfather and grandmother Parrish were killed in a car-train accident just outside Perrysburg, in April of 1931. The four children were taken by relatives and raised separately.
At the beginning of World War II, Mr. Parrish enlisted in the Army Air Force and served as staff sergeant under General Curtice LaMay. He served in Calcutta, India, and the Pacific theater. He ended the war on the island of Tinian, witnessing the Enola Gay take off with the first A-bomb, and was instrumental in the invasion taskforce against Japan. He returned to the United States and became a successful and well known, home-builder in the Toledo area. He also served as township zoning inspector for Perrysburg for many decades.
He married Alice Mutchler in May 1946, and adopted her two children, Doug and Kay. In 1950 their youngest son, Tom, was born.
Mr. Parrish was a long-time member of Zoar Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, Alice, who resides with their son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Jan, in St. Paul, Minnesota; daughter, Kay of Toledo; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Milton, Tom and Rose Marie, and son, Doug in August 2006.
A memorial service will be conducted at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, Ohio on Saturday March 1, at 11 a.m. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at Fort Meigs Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the church.
Cards may be sent to Mrs. Parrish and family at 2289 Apache Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55120. Memorial contributions may be made to Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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NORMAN ROOD

Norman Jack Rood, 78, of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 18, 2008, at his home in Bradenton, Florida. He was born October 27, 1929, in Bowling Green, Ohio, to Lloyd and Gertrude (Garno) Rood. He was a graduate of Bowling Green High School. Mr. Rood was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.
Before his retirement, he was chairman of the board, treasurer and chief executive officer of the Suburban Natural Gas Company. He spent his entire business life in the operation and management of the Suburban Natural Gas Company, formally Consumers Natural Gas Company, and affiliated enterprises. Simultaneously he served in the management of the Cygnet Savings Bank within which he rose to the position of president and chief executive officer prior to its sale to TrustCorp of Toledo, in 1973. He served on the board of trustees of Bowling Green State University.
He was an active participant in various business organizations, civic and charitable endeavors. He also served as president of the Wood County Democratic Club. He was a member of the Brandywine Country Club, Belmont Country Club, Rosedale Country Club, the Maumee Elks, Rockwell Springs Trout Club, Chaine Des Rotisseurs and St. Rose Catholic Church. His interests included golf, fishing, traveling, and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; son, Bryan Rood of Powell, Ohio; daughter, Laura Rood of Brandon, Florida; brothers, James Rood of Bowling Green, Ohio, and Stan Rood of Fort Myers, Florida; sister, Nola Shiets of Bowling Green, and brother-in-law, Joe Barker of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosalyn Schwyn; brothers, Robert and Don Rood, and sister, Genelle Torok.
Scripture services were held February 25, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited February 26, in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to an organization of the donor's choice.
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LEONA STANFORD

Leona Elaine Stanford, 86, of Perrysburg, and formerly of Toledo, died February 18, 2008. She was born in Peoria, Ohio, on October 30, 1921, to Jacob Sarver and Mary Opphile Sarver. She married Wilbur Stanford on April 19, 1941. She was a member of the Church of the Cross United Methodist, Toledo.
Ms. Stanford is survived by her son, Wilbur (Patricia) Stanford of Toledo; daughters, Dixie (Richard) Miller of Perrysburg, Joyce ÒJoeyÓ (Eric) Hallenbeck of Flat Rock, Michigan, and daughter, Linda Stanford of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Steven (Paula) Stanford of Maumee, Lisa (Mike) Gramza of Maumee, Rebecca (Bill) Costelli of McCulla, Alabama, Christopher (Tracie) Stanford of Whitehouse, Ohio, Mary (Eric) Hilbert of Perrysburg, Elizabeth (Steve) Racheter of Toledo, James Murray of Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, Adam (Nicole) Murray of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Megan and Erin Finch of Perrysburg; great-grandchildren, Meredith, Brittany, Brody, Alexa, Kristin, Ben, Jessica, Richie, Kyle, and Emily; great-great-granddaughter, Mariah, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Wilbur Stanford Sr.; son James Stanford; brothers, Jacob, Franklin, Charles, and John; sisters, Elizabeth, Mildred Wood, Helen Clark, Alice Mitchell, Mary Martin, Florence Appleman, Martha Donaugh, Winifred Sarver, and an infant sister.
Funeral services were held February 23, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Steven Nelson officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Cross, 1806 Cass Road, Toledo, Ohio 43614 or to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.Perrysburg Messenger Journal
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Previously listed Perrysburg Messenger Journal Obituraries
2008
(alphabetical order)

BABARA ANDERSON

JOHN ANDRYC

AUDREY ALLGIER

WILLIAM ASENDORF

JOHN “JOE” BAILEY

RALPH BARLOW JR.

CARLENE “CJ” BEHRENS

LYNNETTE BEIER

ANDERTON “PETE”
BENTLEY JR.

EDWIN BERNARD

JAMES BERNATH

IRENE BILSKI

OPAL BINIKER

THOMAS BIRTHISEL

RUTH BOCKBRADER

PATSY BODIE

WILLIAM BOYCE JR.

MARIE BROOKS

JAMES BROSSIA

RICHARD MARSHALL BROWN

SHARON BUCKENBERGER

EVELYN BURKETT

IDA CASEY

ANITA CASTILLO

ANN CASWELL

ARLENE BISBEE CLARKE

ROBERT COCANOUR

ROBERT COON II

SHARON COUGHENOUR

HELEN CRAFT

ROSE MARIE CURTIS

EDWIN DAMSCHRODER

LEO DARMOFAL

ZELTA DAUER

JOHN DAVEY

ALBERT DAVIS

GUY DELANEY JR.

JAMES DONNELLY

AMELIA DROZD

EUGENE ECKEL

MARGARET ECKEL

MARY ERMIE

BERTHA EVERHARDT

SHERRY FISHER

GRACE FULLENKAMP

DONNA FORBES

LINDA GOODWIN

GREGORY GOMINGER

RAYMOND GOSLAK JR.

HELEN GRINER

LINDA GYORI

MOHAMMED-NAZIH
HAMMOUD, Ph.D.

BRUCE “CHIP” HANKINS JR.

CLAYTON HOFFMAN

SALLY HOFFMANN

MARY LOU HOHENBERGER

SHARON HENDEL

MARIE HORWAT

DONALD HULL

CLEMENT HUSSAR

JOHN HUSSAR

JOHN HUTCHEK

CAROLYN ISCH

KATHRYN JONES

RICHARD JONES

WILLIAM JONES

DARRELL JOHNSTON

NORMAN JURGENS

MATTHEW KEHOE

CASIMIR KNUREK

BETTY KOZLOK

DEBBIE KUHN

ANDREA KURCAN

DORIS KURUCZ

CLEO LADD

REV. A. ROBERT LAMANTIA

MARK “ MARK STEVENS” LANDWEHR

MARY LITTLE

SUSAN LUM

ANITA MACKEY

GEORGE MACNICHOL III

DONNA MANNON

BEVERLY MARCINEK

ANNA MARTIS

CHARLOTTE MASNYK

ROBERT MAUK

DONALD "PAZ" MAZUR

SOPHIA MAZZARELLA

SHARON MEDFORD

PATRICIA MEDLEY

REV. E. J. MELCHERT

ADARENE “ADA” MIDDLETON

JAMES MILLER

MARGARET MILLER

ZELLA MILLON

PATRICIA MINNEKER

EUGENE MOLENAUR SR.

MARY “JANE” MUNCH

ROBERT MURPHY

WILLIAM MYERHOLTZ

EDWARD NYCZ

WALDTRAUD “TRUDY” OELKE

SHIRLEY (PERKINS) OLDHAM

EARL ORENDORFF

DONNA OWEN

BOBBY PARRISH

JULIE PEER

ROBERT PFOUTZ

LEONARD POLLOCK

ROBERT PURVIS

FRANK RADOCY SR.

CAROLE RICE

WARREN RIECK

JACQUELIN REIFSNIDER

JOHN REPKA

PHILIP ROBINSON

JUDITH ROMANOWICZ

NORMAN ROOD

FRANK “JOE” ROSSBACH

ROBERT ROWLEY

WALTER RUCH

DOROTHY RYBICKI

ELMER SABO

FRANCIS “FRANK” SADOWSKI

HELEN SCHNEIDER

ELIZA SCHOONOVER

ALLEN SHARRER

RONALD SHELDRICK

BERNARD SCHWIND JR.

RONALD SIMMONS SR.

EDWARD SNYDER

SHARON SKELLY

JOSEPH SOLOMON SR.

GENEVIEVE STANCZAK

JOHN STANFORD

LEONA STANFORD

ROBERT STEINECKER

PATRICIA STONER

CAROLYN STROPE

JUDY SWARTZ

GEORGE TALLON

ROBERT THOMAS

TERRILL THOMPSON

SISTER ST. MARK (MARGARET) THORNTON

MARGARET TOKES

JUNE UNCAPHER

CHARLES URIE

MARY ELLEN WARCHOL

DOLORES WEBER

ROBERT C. WELCH

HARRY WHALEY

RAMON VILLEGAS

EVA VOGES

LARRY WHALEY

EUGENE WILLIAMS

GEORGE WILLIAMS

TERESA WILLIAMS

WALTER “PETE” WILSON

ALICE WOLF

CHARLES WYGANT

GRACE WYGANT

PEARL ZEIGLER