Previously Listed Point & Shoreland Journal Obituaries 2009

LEON DOBROLENSKI
Leon Robert “Nu Nu” Dobrolenski of Point Place, died December 15, 2009, at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He worked for Roadway Express for 16 years before retiring with a disability. He was born in Toledo, on November 23, 1946, to Betty and Leo Dobrolenski. He was a member of St. Hedwig Catholic Church and a frequent visitor at Bono Baptist Church. He enjoyed fixing things, feeding the birds and playing Bingo. Mr. Dobrolenski is survived by his son, Leon Dobrolenski Jr.; brother, William Dobrolenski; sisters, Marlene (Rick) McGee, Marilyn (Larry) Jaquillard; special friend, Carolyn Oberhaus, and many nieces and nephews. Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Betty Dobrolenski, and his nephew, Aaron Jaquillard. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 19, at the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, Toledo, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Hedwig Church. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Hedwig Catholic Church.


KELLY FREDRICKS
Kelly Fredricks, 79, of north Toledo died November 30, 2009, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Palliative Care. He was born to Oral and Eva (Crowley) Fredericks in Knoxville, Tennessee. He worked at Jeep Corporation retiring in 1990. He enjoyed fishing and bowling. He is survived by his brothers, Dallas Fredricks and John (Joanna) Fredericks, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Fredricks was preceded in death by his wife, Dessie, in 2002. All services were private. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin- Hoening Funeral Home, Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.




VIRGIL RICHARDSON

Virgil Richardson, 61, of north Toledo, died Thursday, December 17, 2009, at his home. He was born in 1948, in Toledo, to Earl and Violet (Hall) Richardson. He was a supervisor for Chrysler Jeep for 28 years and retired in 2009. He enjoyed all types of sports activities, especially football. He played football while attending Woodward High School, and was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and the New York Jets. He also belonged to the North Toledo Arrow Club. Mr. Richardson is survived by his significant other, Joyce Vidal; son, Mark (Jill) Richardson; grandson, Tristan; granddaughter, Lily; sister, Joyce Anaya, and nephew, Earl Rudolph. He was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Larry and Kenny Richardson. A celebration of his life was held Tuesday, December 22, at Connie’s Celebrations, 6195 Lewis Avenue, Toledo. Interment was private at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


FRANK ROZEK
Frank S. Rozek, 93, a 50-year Point Place resident, died Saturday, December 19, 2009, in Toledo. He worked as a millwright for Interlake Steel for 35 years, retiring in 1988. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Rozek was a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church. He enjoyed woodworking, and his specialty was making furniture. He also enjoyed all sports, especially baseball. Mr. Rozek is survived by his stepdaughter, Delores Amos; grandchildren, John, Karen, Mark, Carol, Jeff and Doug, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, in 1996; brothers, Edward, John, Andrew and Joseph, and sisters, Helen and Anna. Graveside services were held Wednesday, December 23, in North Oregon Cemetery, with Fr. Joseph Vamos officiating. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Northern Chapter, 902 Westpoint Parkway, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44145.


DONALD TUCKER
Donald J. “Brother” Tucker, 72, of Toledo died Saturday, December 19, 2009, in Mercy St. Vincent Regional Heart Center. He worked as a truck driver for 33 years, retiring in 1989. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a life member of the Am Vets Post 222, NTAC, Toledo Fort Industry Lodge #144 F&AM, and was an avid bowler and golfer. He is survived by his sons, Don (Pam) Tucker, Eric (Kelly) Tucker; grandchildren, Isaiah, Tyler, Danielle, Sarah and Drew; sisters, Mary Willard, Cleo Ryan, Dorothy Crosby and Sharon Tucker, and brother, Ron Tucker. Masonic services and funeral services were held Wednesday, December 23, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Interment was in Willow Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight Northwest Ohio, which can be made at any Key Bank.


JOYCE GOKEY
Joyce D. Gokey, 72, of Point Place, died recently in her home. She was born in 1937 in Toledo, to Otto and Goldie (Carpenter) Belcher. She was a LPN and worked for the former Maumee Valley State Hospital and Heartland of Oregon. She was a member of RiverPoint United Methodist Church. She is survived by her children, Brodie (Betty), Brian, Bernard (Amy) Gokey, and Laura (Don) Holden; foster son, James Becker; 15 grandchildren; sisters, Vada Panos and Margaret (Dr. Aldo) Espinosa, and family friend; Adam Urbanski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard; parents, and sister, Gloria Curry. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 16, in the David R. Jasin- Hoening Funeral Home, with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Tributes can be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


DAVID KORPIK
David J. Korpik, 75, of Toledo, died Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at Toledo Hospital. He was born April 24, 1934, in Toledo, to John and Stella (Lewandowski) Korpik. Mr. Korpik was an engine rebuilder at the former Luttrell’s Auto Parts. He retired in 1999 after 40 years of service. He also served in the United States Army. He is survived by his sisters, Marcianne (Paul) Pushka, Helen Wisniewski, and Theresa (Steve) Baird; brother, John (Pam) Korpik, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 12, at the David R. Jasin- Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. Darlene Fugate officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.




ROBERT SIMONIS

Robert C. Simonis, 88, of Point Place, died December 12, 2009, at Mercy-St. Anne’s Hospital. He was born in May of 1921, in Toledo, to Charles and Frances (Derflinger) Simonis. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army Air Force in Panama and the European Theater of operation. Mr. Simonis was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Service medal with one bronze star. After the war, he married Donna Zimmerman in 1946, and she died in 1959, leaving five young children. Another daughter and son were welcomed into the family with his marriage to Ursula Owens in 1971. She died in 1986. He retired from Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation after 30 years of service. He then went to work at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Northwest Ohio for 10 years. He was active in many capacities at Point Place United Methodist Church and volunteered his time as a patient representative at the former Riverside Hospital for 10 years. He is survived by his children; Robert Simonis Jr., Dianne (Richard) Keel, Linda (Robert) Kuehling, Joyce (Thomas) Hamrick, Barbara (Michael) Gruber; step-daughter, Leigh (Thomas) Ozuk; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Sr. Florence Simonis, R.S.M. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Osenbaugh; infant sister, Ruth, and step-son, John Owens. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 15, at RiverPoint Ministries United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Darlene Fugate officiating. Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to RiverPoint Ministries United Methodist Church, 2862 131st Street, Toledo, Ohio 43611.

GERTRUDE “SANDY” GERBER
Gertrude “Sandy” J. Gerber, 80, of Toledo, died Thursday, November 26, 2009, while at Promedica Ebeid Hospice Residence. She was born in 1929 to Joseph and Ethel (Weidman) Vermett in Toledo. She enjoyed gardening, playing bingo, and ceramics. She was a member of the Diamond Club. Ms. Gerber is survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gerber; sister, Ruth Kerekes, and brothers, Donald and Vernon Vermett. Graveside services were held Monday, December 7, at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Promedica Ebied Hospice, 5340 Harroun Road, Sylvania, Ohio 43560.




ROSEMARIE KENDZIERSKI

Rosemarie “Rose” F. Kendzierski, 72, died Sunday, December 6, 2009. She was born in Toledo, on March 21, 1937, to Florence (Flint) and Peter Matriciano. Growing up, she spent many summers with her family at Nettles Lake and boating on the Ottawa River. She married Daniel “Dan” Kendzierski, and they made their home in the Shoreland/Point Place Community and raised their children. She worked as a real estate agent in Toledo for 40 years. After her husband retired from GM, he became her partner. Mr. and Mrs. Kendzierski and their grandchildren traveled together to different destinations throughout the world. Mrs. Kendzierski had been active in the Point Place Business Association, Shriner’s Dendarah Court and was a former member of River View Yacht Club. She is survived by her children, Dr. Kevin (Kelly) Kendzierski and Renee (Dylan) Kendzierski; grandchildren, Alexandra and Kevin Kendzierski, Danielle and Rachael Easterwood, Hannah and Luke Dyer; step-grandchildren, Bryce and Colin, and her brother, Marion (Yvonne) Matriciano. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan, and her daughter- in-law, Amy Kendzierski. A Funeral Mass was held Thursday, December 10, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43531 or any of the Shriner’s Charities.
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GLENN HAMMER

Glenn R. Hammer, 67, of Point Place, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, November 27, 2009. He was born in 1942, to Edward and Jane (Givens) Hammer in Toledo. He served as a police officer on the Toledo Police Department for 27 years, retiring in 1992. He belonged to various organizations such as the FOE Rossford AERIE #2562, FOP, PRCUA, and the Commodore Club. He was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers and Lions. He dedicated his time to children by coaching girls softball and boys little league baseball. He also officiated in basketball, football and baseball. Mr. Hammer is survived by his wife of 48 years, Peggy (Horseman) Hammer; children, Cheryl (Jon) Parker and Randall (Chris) Hammer; grandchildren, Nicholl, Joseph, Nathan, Jimmy, Meghan and Marti; great-grandson, Steven; brothers, Dale (Mary), William (Sue) and James (Gloria) Hammer; fatherin- law and mother-in-law; Sam (Betty) Carter; brothers- in-law; John (Linda) Carter, and Paul Schultz; sisters-in-law, Pat Oliger, Gloria (Mike) Ferree, Diana (Bill) Patterson, Debbie (Jeff) Gottschaulk, and Tina Crawford, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-inlaw, Vicki Schultz and brother-in-law, Samuel Carter Jr. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 1, at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


ROBERT PEARSON
Robert G. “Bob” Pearson, 87, died Friday, November 20, 2009. A lifelong resident of Point Place, Mr. Pearson was a carpenter andboat builder. He was a veteran of World War II, and member and past president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. An awardwinning sailor, he was a founding member and past Commodore of the Jolly Roger Sailing Club. Mr. Pearson is survived by his wife of 67 years, Evelyn; daughter, Carol (Mike) Richards; son, Martin (Diane) Pearson; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Timothy. A Funeral Mass was held Monday, November 30, in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment was private. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe.
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ROBERT VANDOCK
Robert M. Vandock, 70, of Toledo, died Sunday, November 29, 2009. He was born in Toledo, in 1939, to Felix and Stella (Firek) Wandoch. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. For 33 years, he was a machinist at Dana Corporation, retiring in 1995, and was a member of UAW Local 12. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing and hunting, and watching his favorites teams, the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Redwings. Mr. Vandock is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marilyn (Merritt) Vandock; daughters, Wanda (David) Koepke, Linda Vandock and Peggy Vandock; grandchildren, Louis, Brittney, Rachel and Mallory; sisters, Lauretta (Leland) Brehm and Esther Schupp, and mother-in-law, Betty Brown. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Roy and Stanley; sisters, Virginia James, Lucy Thomas and Teresa Talbott. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 2, at the David R. Jasin- Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. Vincent Flippo officiating. Interment was in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.




ALVIN VOLKER

Alvin R. “Alvie” Volker, 71, of Point Place, died Wednesday, November 25, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. He was born on December 27, 1937, in Monroe, Michigan to Alvin and Anna (Hasley) Volker. A 1955 graduate of Macomber High School and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, Mr. Volker was an All-City quarterback in 1954. He worked for Libbey Glass for 10 years and as a pipefitter for the Chrysler Corporation for more than 31 years, retiring in 1998. Upon retirement, he volunteered at both Detwiler and Bay View golf courses. He was a lifelong member of Messiah Lutheran Church and a member of the Harbor Light Masonic Lodge, where he received his 50- year pin. He coached hockey in the Toledo area as well as football for Point Place Junior High School. He volunteered many hours working on renovations at Messiah Lutheran Church, and helping neighbors and friends with home repairs. He also enjoyed fishing and golfing, and was a volunteer at Maumee Bay State Park. Mr. Volker is survived by his wife of 23 years, Susan (Schupp) Volker; sons, Richard Volker of Bradenton Beach, Florida, Daniel (Jennifer) Volker of Toledo, and David (Tiffany) Volker North Royalton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Tim Volker, and sister, Pat Mettie. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 28, at Messiah Lutheran Church, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Lasalle, Michigan. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe. Memorial donations may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 4703 Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio 43611 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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JAMES MOHN

James F. Mohn, 78, former resident of Point Place, died Friday, November 20, 2009. Mr. Mohn was a lifelong educator, beginning his teaching career in Erie Mason in 1954, then returning to Washington Local Schools in 1956 as a physical education and health teacher and coach. He was Whitmer’s head football coach and head track coach in the early 1960s. He was the principal of Horace Mann, Hopewell, Jackman and Monac elementary schools, principal of Jefferson and Washington junior high schools, and the first principal of Whitmer’s Vocational Technical Center (VTC). He retired from Washington Local in 1988. Mr. Mohn was a 1950 graduate of Whitmer High School, where he was a four sport athlete and eventually a charter member of the Whitmer High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He earned his undergraduate degree at Central Michigan University in 1954, his master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, and his specialist degree from the University of Toledo. He was a Washington Township trustee in Shoreland for 21 years, a former member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, a member of St. Michael’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, a member of the Ohio High School Basketball Officials Association, and Shoreland VFD. He coached little league baseball and football for many years in Shoreland. He is survived by his son, John; daughter-in-law, Laura; grandchildren, Kenneth, Emily, and Eliza and fiancée, Louise Spitulski, all of Toledo; sister, Judith (Gerald) Murphy, and brother, Frank Mohn. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 24, at St. Michael’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, Toledo, with the Rev. Phillip Rapp, and co-rectors Gregory and Margaret Sammons officiating. Entombment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Michael’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4718 Brittany Road, Toledo, Ohio 43615.
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ROGER RITCHEY
Roger Lee Ritchey died November 16, 2009. He was born November 29, 1952, to Robert Ritchey and Jean Dusseau. On July 1, 1984, he married Lourie Bloom. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on July 1, 2009, with a renewal of vows at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Monroe, Michigan. Mr. Ritchey had a passion for music. He enjoyed playing the drums and was the drummer for the Rainbow Stew Band, a band which he and his friends had started. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed camping, fishing and especially hunting with his father and his son. He also was an avid NASCAR fan. On January 31, 2009, Mr. Ritchey became a confirmed member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Since that time, he was active in the congregation, attended a weekend Bible class, and was a regular participant in many fellowship functions. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lourie; father, Robert (Judy) Ritchey; mother, Jean (Anthony) Urbanski; sons, Roger and Keith Ritchey; daughters, Alanna Ballin- Ritchey and Nicole Ballin; eight grandchildren; brothers, Jim (Debbie) Ritchey and David (Sanch) Ritchey, and sister, Cathy (Jeff) Welch. Cremation was performed.




BETH HOLLMAN

Beth A. Hollman, 34, of Toledo, Ohio died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 12, 2009, in her home. She was born on May 2, 1975, in Toledo, to Janice (Kimling) and James Hollman Sr. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her children, Michael Williford and Tiffany Dodge; parents; sister, Julie (Mark) Owczarzak; brothers, John (Tammy) Pandi and Jamie Hollman; special friend, Wade Salyer; nieces and nephews, Kayla, Ashley, Andrew, Danielle, Johnathan, Sadie and Jordo. Funeral services were held Friday, November 20, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. Betty Fuller officiating. Interment was private. Tributes may be made to the family.
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LEILA KISS
Leila C. Kiss, 93, of Point Place, died Friday, November 13, 2009, at the Toledo Hospital. She was born to Samuel and Dora Perry in Oak Harbor, Ohio, on March 18, 1916. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and worked for the former Autolite for 25 years, the Park Hotel and also Reliable Belt and Transmission for several years before retiring. She is survived by her son-in-law, Glynn Alek; grandsons, Michael and Ryan Alek, and great grandson, Zachary Alek. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zoltan, in 1967. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Lee Alek, in 2000, and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services begain Tuesday, November 17, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, followed by a mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Fr. Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Monroe Hospice, 725 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162. o •VIRGINIA KROLL Virginia “Ginny” E. Kroll, 88, of Point Place, died Wednesday, November 11, 2009. She was born in Toledo, to Stanley and Theresa (Wilchowski) Walczak in 1921. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, baking and cooking. She belonged to the 55 Plus Club St. Vincent DePaul. She was proud of her Polish heritage and enjoyed sharing the tasty treats of her ancestors’ homeland. She was known for her chicken soup. She enjoyed watching and listening to the Lawrence Welk Show, and taking frequent trips to Monroe, Michigan. She is survived by her sons, Denis of Toledo, and Jeffrey Kroll of Northwood, Ohio; sister, Jean Kaczmarek; brother-in-law, Leonard (Alice) Kroll; sisters- in-law, Ila Walczak and Mary Jo Walczak. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Kroll, in 2005; brothers, Raymond, Gerald and Kenneth Walczak, and her infant brother Donald. A Scripture Service was held Friday, November 13, at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Prayers began in the funeral home on Saturday, November 14, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 420 Sandusky Street, Toledo, Ohio 43611.




JEANETTE LEBOWSKY

Jeanette (Thomas) Lebowsky, 91, a resident of Avalon by Otterbein at Monclova, Ohio, died November 12, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was a former resident of Perrysburg and Point Place. She was born to Joseph Bernard and Emilie “Millie” (Schaal) Thomas on November 9, 1918, in St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo, Ohio, the hospital her maternal grandfather, Melchior Schaal, had built as masonry/brick contractor, completing it in 1875. She was fond of the fact that she was born two days before the end of World War I, having been alive during all the major U.S. wars in the 20th and 21st centuries to date. She was a 1936 graduate of Central Catholic High School. On October 3, 1942, Jeanette married Edward Lebowsky, at the former St. Mary’s Church, in Toledo. In the early 1960s, after raising her children, Ms. Lebowsky returned to the work force at the former Lion Store, and was the cashier and head bookkeeper for Werkman’s Ace Hardware, Point Place, for 17 years. She retired in the mid-1970s to travel with her husband in their motor home, wintering in Largo, Florida, and spending summers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Her hobbies included travel, especially to Florida, Disney World, and the Western states, knitting, crafting and playing her Hammond organ. She served as secretary to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for the Diocese of Toledo. In that capacity, she traveled to the Holy Land twice, and went to Rome, Italy, where she met Mother Theresa of Calcutta when staying at the Poor Clares Convent in that city. She was secretary to the Vicar for Religious, Diocese of Toledo, retiring at age 75, only when budget cuts eliminated her position. She then volunteered as secretary for the Department of Volunteers at the former Riverside Mercy Hospital and then the Medical Records Department of the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, from 2000 until 2006. She is survived by her son, Edward (Martha) Lebowsky of Livonia, Michigan; daughters, Mary Lou King of Toledo, and Judith “Toody” (Scott) Shook of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Amy Lebowsky, Edward Lebowsky, Beth Lebowsky, all of the Detroit area, and Rob (Kate) Lebowsky of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Carrie (Bill) Carr of Toledo, and Christy (Dave) Wheeler of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, Elizabeth (Timothy Combs) Shook of Toledo, and Stephanie (Matthew) Zunk of Perrysburg; greatgrandchildren, Harrison Zarecki, James Carr, Abigail and Ian Wheeler, Aubrey and Timothy Combs, all of Toledo; sisters- in-law, Eleanor Carpenter and Dorothy “Midge” Thomas, both of Toledo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lebowsky, in March 1980. She also was preceded in death by her siblings, Helen Yost, Irvin Thomas and Mary Boes. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, November 16, at The Historic Church of St. Patrick, Toledo, with the Rev. Richard Yost, O.S.F., nephew of Ms. Lebowsky, officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Toledo. Arrangements were made by the Witler-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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BARRY BIGELOW

Barry W. Bigelow, 75, of Point Place, died Thursday, November 5, 2009, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Toledo, to Chester and Katherine (Wagoner) Bigelow in 1934. Mr. Bigelow played football for Libbey High School, then he attended Bowling Green State University on a football scholarship. He served his country in the United States Navy on board the USS Lexington during the Korean War. He worked as a lineman at Toledo Edison for 50 years. He belonged to the Local 245. He enjoyed sailing, and participated with his brother, Chuck, in the Mills Races. Mr. Bigelow is survived by his wife of 35 years, Virginia “Gayle” Bigelow; children, Keith, Kelly (Gina), Mark, Karen (Brad), Michael, Mitzie, Shannon and Barry (Kim); 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Chuck (Nancy) and Michael, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sons, Ronnie and Shaun, and sister, Barbara Ann. Funeral services were held Monday, November 9, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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GOLDIE CRIBBS
Goldie Genevieve Cribbs, 88, of Toledo, died Thursday, November 5, 2009. She was born to Wallace and Mary Chapman in Fayetteville, West Virginia, in 1921. She worked as a nursing assistant at Villa North Nursing Home for many years, retiring in 1986. She had belonged to the Eastern Stars and enjoyed spending time with family. She was an avid gardener and cooked for many from the bounty of those gardens. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Cribbs- Miller, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1973; son, James, in 2005, and eight brothers and sisters. There were no visitation or services. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.




NILA “GALE” NICHOLS

Nila “Gale” Nichols, 74, of Point Place, died November 8, 2009, at her home. She was born in Karnak, Illinois, to Chestly and Jessie (Jones) Miller. She moved to Toledo when she was 7 years old. She attended and graduated from Whitney High School in 1953. She married William Nichols. She worked as a cashier at Werkmen’s Ace Hardware for many years and was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Ms. Nichols is survived by her daughters, Linda (Dennis) Haynes and Sandra (Chris) Ulrich; grandchildren, Matt (Megan), Steve (Heidi), and Joel Haynes, Wyatt (Andrea), Morgan, Lindsay, Taylor, and Claire Ulrich; greatgrandchildren, Avery Haynes, Wyatt and Wade Ulrich; sister, Marilyn (Doug) Cook; brother, Donald Miller; sisters-inlaw, June Christoffers and Ginny Nichols; aunt, Clara Sielbeck, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, William, in 2004. She also was preceded in death by her infant brother, James Miller. Funeral services were held Friday, November 13, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 4703 North Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio 43611 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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CHARLES BUNKER
Charles A. Bunker, a lifelong resident of Point Place, died Saturday, October 31, 2009. He was born in Toledo, on October 7, 1932, to Ellery and Ethel (Casten) Bunker. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He belonged to the American Legion Post 110, was a life member of the VFW Post #3265, and the Korean War Vets. He enjoyed riding his bicycle and was a fixture during the summer at A&W, then Famous Amy’s and in the winter it was Rudy’s Hot Dog. Charlie worked as Store Keeper for the Toledo Public Schools for 38 years, retiring in 1988. He is survived by his children, Cynthia Bunker, Denise Westfall and Gregory Bunker; grandchildren, Michael (Christy) Relyea, Larry “T” Relyea, and Nassya Bunker; greatgrandchildren, Alexavier Relyea, Myra Relyea, Kaleb Relyea and Charles Relyea; sisters, Ruth Faylor and Lois Meek; brother-in-law, Leo Eggert, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy-Lee, in 2002, and his brother, Paul Bunker. Funeral services were held Friday, November 6, at RiverPoint Ministries United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Darlene Fugate officiating. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans or River- Point Ministries United Methodist Church.


MARY ANN MOUCH
Mary Ann Mouch died Saturday, October 31, 2009. She was born February 11, 1951, the third of 10 children of James and Suzanne Stein. Mrs. Mouch is survived by her husband of 29 years, Paul; daughters, Nicole (Nathanael) Price and Angela Mouch; stepson, Joseph (Carol) Mouch; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. A Scripture Service was held Tuesday, November 3, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 4, in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass in Rosary Cathedral Church. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Boulevard, Toledo, Ohio 43610.
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CURTIS RODGERS
Curtis O. Rodgers, 74, of Toledo, died Sunday, October 18, 2009, at Heartland of Waterville Nursing Home. He was born January 16, 1935, to Cicero and Hautie Lou (Curtis) Rodgers in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He was employed with the St. Regis Paper Company for 33 years and Bock Engineering, retiring at the age of 63. He enjoyed playing Blue Grass and serving as a deacon at his church, Old Fashioned Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Rodgers is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy (Turner) Rodgers; children, Darlene (Robert) Lawson; Dale (Sheri) Rodgers and David (Dina) Rodgers; grandchildren, Robbie (Jennifer); Aaron (Abby); Sarah Lawson; Brandon (Janneka); Allan; Christian; Elliott and Seth Rodgers and Katherine; Olivia Rodgers; Theresa Lawson and J.J.; Ryan and Chelsea, and great-grandchildren, Aubrey Grace and Caleb. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carlene Quillen.




STANLEY TOM

Stanley “Stan” Tom, 75, of the Point/Shoreland Community, died Wednesday, October 21, 2009, in Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He was born to Andrew and Theodora (Sinadinos) Tom in Brooklyn, New York, on March 22, 1934. He worked for Libbey-Owens-Ford as an inspector for 35 years, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and baseball, especially the Cleveland Indians. He also enjoyed hockey, and was an avid fan of the Red Wings, the Storm and was looking forward to cheering for the Walleye. Mr. Tom is survived by his wife of 32 years, Josephine “Jo”; children, Sandi (Rich) Burbach, Tim (Brenda) Brock and Carol Brock; grandchildren, Adam Burbach, Angela (Scott) Arnold, Tim Brock, Drew Brock and Tequila Richardson; brother, John (Elenor) Tom; brother-in-law, Mac (Cynthia) Brock, and sisterin- law, Antonia “Toni” Tom. He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane, in 1976, and son, Ronald, in 1976. Funeral services were held Monday, October 26, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial tributes may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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MARY TRZONKOWSKI

Mary (Sulaica) Trzonkowski, 71, of Toledo, died Saturday, October 24, 2009, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born to Simon and Teresa (Salazar) Sulaica in Crystal City, Texas, on August 22, 1938. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. She was a former dance instructor for Arthur Murray and enjoyed writing poems and adored cats and dogs. She also worked as a cashier for Erie Foods, retiring several years ago. She was affectionately called “Grandma Mary” and “Momma Mary” by neighborhood children. Ms. Trzonkowski is survived by her son, Joseph “Scott” (Sue) Sulaica; grandson, Sam Stieben; grandchildren, Joseph “Scott” (Lisa) Sulaica Jr. and Pablo Sulaica; four great-grandsons; sisters, Elena Jimenez, Juanita (Elmer) Weyandt, Rosalinda Thayer (Val); brothers, Simon (Wendy) Sulaica Jr., Jesse (Janie) Sulaica; sisters- in-law, Vickie Sulaica and JoAnn Sulaica, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Jerry, in 1991; daughter, Stacey Stieben, and brother, Pablo Sulaica. Funeral services began Wednesday, October 28, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home before preceding to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church for Mass. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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HENRY PENNINGTON JR.
Henry E. Pennington Jr., 62, of Toledo, died Tuesday, October 20, 2009, in Point Place Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born to Henry and Catherine (Jennings) Pennington Sr., in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He was a self employed bounty hunter and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his nieces and nephews. He is survived by his wife, Katherine (Clark) Pennington; sons, Henry III, David (Christina) Hammond, John Hammond, Matthew Pennington, Michael Pennington and Christopher Pennington, and sisters, Sylvia (Ted) Giles and Winnie (Jack) Kiepher. Memorial services were held Saturday, October 31, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetic Association.


HAZEL CRITES
Hazel Argetta Crites of the Point/Shoreland Community, died Saturday, October 24, 2009, in the Toledo Hospital. She was born to Granville and Rose (Revelle) Bridges in Dongola, Missouri, on July 1, 1916. She enjoyed visits from her large family and many friends. She also enjoyed music, including playing the ukulele and guitar. She was a member of the Local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 63 years. Ms. Crites is survived by her children, David (Peggy) Crites, Philip (Linda) Crites, Tim Crites, Carolyn (Ray) Capela and Phyllis Pokornik; 32 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen, in 1986; son, Glenn Jr.; daughters, Ada, Diane and Georgia; two brothers and two sisters. Memorial services were held Saturday, October 31, in the Kingdom Hall, Toledo. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin- Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial tributes many be made in Hazel’s memory to New Kingdom Hall Building Fund, 3445 East Manhattan Boulevard, Toledo, Ohio 43611.
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MARY RITCHIE ELAM

Mary Ritchie Elam, 74, of Point Place, died Saturday, October 17, 2009. She was born in Toledo, in 1935, to Russell and Veronica (Flack) West. She worked as a presser for Aramark, formerly known as Superior Laundry, for 24 years, retiring in 1997. She enjoyed playing the piano, writing songs, singing, doing jigsaw puzzles, crocheting, and riding her bike. She was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ohio State, and the University of Notre Dame. Mrs. Elam is survived by her husband of 54 years, William Elam; children, Theresa (George) Weiler, William (Katherine) Elam, Terry (Tammy) Elam, and Jeffery (Jennifer) Elam; 18 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren; sisters, Sally (Jim) Drewyor and Alice (Robert) Kinnee. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held October 21, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. Columba Niboro officiating. Interment was in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.


MARIAN HOSLER
Marian E. Hosler, 86, of Toledo, died in Heartland of Oregon on Sunday, October 18, 2009. She was born to William and Matilda (Baker) Myers in Toledo, on November 4, 1922. She worked at Peters Stamping in Fayette, Ohio, for 16 years, retiring in 1984. She enjoyed crocheting, and collecting and crushing cans as a hobby. She is survived by her sons, Chester Boyd Sr. and John (Rosemary) Boyd; five grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; five greatgreat- grandchildren; brothers, Dave and Robert Myers, and former daughter- in-law, Judith Boyd. She was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Tammy and John, and several brothers and sisters. According to Ms. Hosler’s wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Tributes in her name may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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DAVID LAAS SR.
David Robert Laas Sr., 29, of Toledo, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009, in Astatula, Florida. He was born on January 1, 1980, in Toledo, to Vickie (Smith) and Douglas Laas Sr. A journeyman roofer and member of Local 54, he worked for SQI Roofing in Seattle, Washington, and L&S Roofing Local 134 in Toledo. He is survived by his parents, Douglas Sr. and Vickie (Charles) TerDoest; wife, Jennifer Stacy; children, Soraya, Destiny, Madison, and David Jr.; brothers, Douglas (Jackie) Laas Jr. and Nicholas Ter- Doest; sisters, Andrea Laas and Amanda (Chris) Piegari; sister-in-law, Angela (Jason) Shepard; mother-inlaw and father-in-law, Stephanie and Richard Stacy; grandmothers, Ruth Wolfram and Marjorie Vigyo, and nieces and nephews, Alyciana, Dominic, Christian, Jada, Caleb, Damien and Brianna. A celebration of life service was held Sunday, October 18 at the Anchor Inn, Toledo. Arrangements were made by the Sujkow-ski Funeral Home Northpointe.




MARGUERITE ROGERS

Marguerite L. (Ricard) Rogers, 82 of Toledo, died October 16, 2009. She was born in Toledo, on April 25, 1927, to Oscar and Flossie (Wenzel) Ricard. She was a bus driver with the Lucas County Board of Mental Retardation from 1965 to 1977, and a teacher’s aide at Jay Sheur School until retiring in 1987. She was a member of Cass Road Baptist Church, River View Yacht Club, Coast Guard Auxiliary and VFW Ladies Auxiliary 2984. She is survived by her children, Robert (Tami) of California, Jack (Barbara) of Virginia, Paul Jr. “Bud” (Kristi), Dorinda (Terry) Mattox, Jimmy (Dawn), and Steven (Michelle), all of Toledo; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Irma Zingg and Elda Rae Kutschbach; brothers, James and Gary Ricard, and special friend, Rebecca Goins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Paul Rogers Sr.; brother, Robert; sisters, Noamia, Geraldine and Myrtle, and daughter-inlaw, Connie Rogers. Funeral services were held Friday, October 23, at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. Howard Thompson officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Cass Road Baptist Church Building Fund, 1400 Cass Road, Maumee, Ohio 43537.
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STEVON YOUNG
Stevon A. Young, 52, of Point Place, died Monday, October 19, 2009. He was born on August 5, 1957, in Toledo, to Harold and Marie (Oliger) Young. A graduate of Woodward High School, he was well known for his love of softball and played for many years at Detwiler Park. He was a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers and Ohio State Buckeyes. He had worked at Faurceia Interiors for a short time and before that for many years at Kolb welding. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Susan (Majewski); children, Anthony Majewski and Stevon Tyler Young; grandson, Isaiah; mother- and father-in-law, Sally and Anthony Majewski; in-laws, Wendy and Michael Majewski, Julia and Lance Iszak, Sandra and Mike Miller; sister, Patricia (Danny) Domer; brothers, Michael and Robert Young; 10 nieces and nephews; nine great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of life service was held Saturday, October 24, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lou Fligor officiating. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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JOHN ‘JACK’ FITCH
John “Jack” A. Fitch, died Friday, October 9, 2009, in his home. He was born in 1930, in Toledo, to Chester and Dorothy Fitch. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Fitch was employed by both City Machine Tool and Die and Toledo Jeep, as a tool and die maker for 43 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of UAW Local 12. He and his wife, Betty, enjoyed camping trips at the “Lazy River” campground in Pioneer, Ohio. Mr. Fitch is survived by his children, Karen (Michael) Ratz and Jim Fitch; granddaughters, Heather and Christina Ratz, and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 2004, and his brother, Jim Fitch. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 13, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.




LEVONNE GANTT

Levonne L. Gantt, 67, of Point Place, died unexpectedly along with her closest of friends on Sunday, October 11, 2009, in Barnsdall, Oklahoma. She was born in Toledo, to Lambert and Frieda (Draheim) Fink in 1942. She was involved in various organizations, including Order of the Eastern Star Toledo Chapter #341, serving as associate conductress; True Kindred, serving as supreme chaplain; Amaranth–DSRM, serving as past grand royal matron from 1986 to 1987. She worked for 30 years at Rossford High School as the head cook, retiring this year. She enjoyed traveling with her friends, Chris Fulghum, Martha Jacobs and Norma Ottersetter. She also enjoyed reading. She is survived by her children, Debra (William) Duseberg, John (Teri) Weaver II, and Rebecca (Robert) Orwig; grandchildren, Aaron Gross and Jordan Orwig, and greatgrandson, Aaron Gross. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John Weaver Sr. and Benjamin Gantt. True Kindred and Amaranth services were held Friday, October 16, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 17, in the funeral home, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Court of Ohio for Amaranth Diabetic Research, 314 Powderhorn Place, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110.
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DORIS KAROW

Doris Jean (Fisher) Karow died Saturday, October 10, 2009. She was born to Harold and Margaret (Keggler) Fisher in 1929, and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. She met her husband, Jerry, while she was vacationing in Norfolk, Virginia, and he was on leave while serving in the United States Navy. They went on to marry and eventually moved to Toledo. Mrs. Karow became active in many organizations while raising her daughter and caring for her husband and home. She was active with her church, PTA and Girl Scouts. She sang semi-professionally before her marriage and was in various church choirs most of her life. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jerry; daughter, Anna Marie (Dale) Miller; granddaughters, Lauren (Robert) Johnson, Rachael and Kelsey Miller; great-granddaughter, Claire; brothers, Harold (Peg), George (Judy), and sister, Judith (Frank) Burke, and many other family members. She was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara (Bobby) Wenzel and infant daughter; her brother-in-law, Frank Burke. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, October 20, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Toledo, with the Rev. Larry Michaels officiating. Interment is private. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin- Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio, 2500 North Reynolds Road, Toledo, Ohio 43615-2820.
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KENNETH WALCZAK

Kenneth T. Walczak, 83, of the Point/Shoreland community, died Wednesday, October 7, 2009. He was born in Toledo, to Stanley and Theresa (Wilachowski) Walczak, in 1926. Mr. Walczak served in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked for 22 years as a millwright for G.M. Powertrain, retiring in 1988. His memberships included the American Legion, UAW Local 12, and the Point Place Heritage Society. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Jo (Foster); sons, James (Sharon) and Mark (Melinda) Walczak; son-in-law, Will Carey; grandchildren, Tammy, Terri, Adrienne, Thomas, Laura and Jane; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; sisters, Virginia Kroll and Jean Kaczmarek. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy Jo Carey, and brothers, Raymond and Gerald Walczak. Funeral services were held Monday, October 12, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Paschen officiating. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen, 3100 West Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43606 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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DONNA AUERBACH
Donna Ruth Auerbach, 79, formerly of Point Place and Erie Michigan, died Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at EBEID Hospice in Sylvania. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working crossword puzzles, playing solitaire and reading. She is survived by her husband, Edward Auerbach; children, Peter (Sue) Badas III, Royce Badas, Eric (Tina) Badas and Brenda (Donald) Szenderski; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Per her wishes, there will be no visitation and services will be private. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope through Hero’s Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, D.C., 20090.




LOIS BAER-VALLADE

Lois J. Baer-Vallade, 86, formerly of Point Place, died in her residence in Toledo, on Friday, October 2, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Robert Vallade; children, Bonnie (Ken) Dickson, Larry (Jill) Baer Jr. and Greg (Karen) Baer; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Baer; two sisters; two brothers, and grandson, Craig Baer. There will be no visitation. Memorial services are pending and will be published at a later date. The David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in her name are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or an organization of the donor’s choice.
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JAMES PAUWELS
James A. Pauwels, 61, a lifelong Shoreland/Point Place resident, died September 29, 2009. He was born August 28, 1948, to Alphonse and Philomena (Kubacki) Pauwels. He was a Whitmer High School graduate, a U.S. Navy veteran and received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Toledo. He was retired after 30 years as a nurse/nursing administrator from the University of Toledo Medical College. He was a master gardener, a member of the Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society, Point Place Garden Club and a long time volunteer at the 577 Foundation. Mr. Pauwels is survived by his sister, Paulette Switzer; nieces, Lisa (Rick) Merrill, Dana Susanowiz; nephew, Alan Switzer; great-nephew, Blake Merrill, and great-nieces, Jena and Erin O’Brien. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Memorial Service was held Sunday, October 11. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to The 577 Foundation, 577 Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.




LEONEL “LISTO” RAMOS

Leonel “Listo” Ramos, 20, of Toledo, died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 30, 2009, in Toledo, along with his nephew, Jose Renteria Jr. He was born October 27, 1988, in Los Angeles, California, to Pancho Ramos and Maria Ramos. He enjoyed football, especially the Dallas Cowboys, and basketball, especially the Los Angeles Lakers. He also shared a love for music along with his nephew, Jose. He is survived by his father of Mexico; mother of Toledo; fiancée, Raquel Ruiz of Toledo; sons, Leonel Ramos Jr. and Ismael Ramos; nine brothers, four sisters; paternal grandmother, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 7, at St. Peter and Paul Church, Toledo. Burial was in Forest Cemetery, Toledo. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 North Summit Street, Toledo. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
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JOSE RENTERIA JR.

Jose Humberto Renteria Jr., 13, of Toledo, died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 30, 2009, in Toledo, along with his uncle, Leonel “Listo” Ramos. Jose was born on June 25, 1996, in Los Angeles, California, to Lupe Ramos and Jose Renteria Sr. He was a student at Leverette Junior High School. His interests included drawing and music. Jose is survived by his mother of Toledo; father of Costa Mesa, California; brother, Jamie; sister, Leslie; maternal grandparents, Maria Ramos of Toledo, and Armando Ramos of Fresno, California, and many aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 7, at St. Peter and Paul Church, Toledo. Burial was in Forest Cemetery, Toledo. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 North Summit Street, Toledo. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.


HILDA UNDERWOOD
Hilda R. Underwood, 97, of Point Place, died Thursday, October 1, 2009. She was born in Wheeler Township, Michigan, to Horace and Phebe (Phipps) Rosa. A homemaker, she enjoyed crocheting and making family heirlooms, gardening, and transforming old pieces of furniture into works of art. She is survived by her half brother, Darwin Hopkins; brother-in-law, Ervin Baker; niece, Ruth Thompson; nephew, Thomas (Joan) Prater, and many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, on July 18, 1989. Funeral services were held Monday, October 5, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice or to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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OLIVER KESLING
Oliver “Ollie” D. Kesling, 91, of Point Place, died September 23, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Toledo, in 1918, to John and Marie (Jennings) Kesling. Mr. Kesling served in the United States Army during World War II during the campaign of the Rhineland and Central Europe, receiving several medals, including European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two bronze stars. Once out of the military, he settled down with his wife, Dorothy (Gothard), and started a family. He belonged to the Coast Guard Auxiliary for 18 years, the Toledo Mobile Radio Association, and was a 50-year member of Bayview Yacht Club. He enjoyed rebuilding cars and boats; going fishing and boating. He also was a recreational private plane pilot. Mr. Kesling is survived by his children, John (Sherry) Kesling and Jane (James) Kotterman; grandchildren, Brady (Lori) Kesling, Michelle Franks, and Stacey Butts; greatgrandchildren, Marc and Jade Franks, Noah and Logan Butts. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy. Visitation was held Monday, September 28, at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Funeral services were private. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.




VERNA HUBAY

Verna Hubay was born Verna Vass on October 1, 1920, in Toledo. She lived her early life on the family farm near Montgomery, Michigan. It was here she accumulated many happy stories of life on the Michigan farm. She moved back to Toledo as a young adult and lived in the Hungarian East Toledo Birmingham neighborhood, where she had many friends and enjoyed the warmth of that close knit neighborhood. She was a member of the St. Michael’s Greek Catholic Church. It was at this time she met and married her husband Albert “Bertie” Hubay and had two sons, Michael and Bart, and lived on Bakewell Street in Birmingham. In 1957, Mr. and Mrs. Hubay built a new home and moved with their two sons to Point Place. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Point Place. As her husband’s health declined in his later years, Mrs. Hubay cared for him at home despite her own advancing age until his death in 2001. She is survived by her sons, Michael of Toledo, and Bart (Marzieh) of Atlanta, Georgia, and many nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Gostala and Helen Materni, and brothers, Stephen, George, John, Andy and Julius Vass. Prayers began Wednesday, September 23, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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ELIZABETH RUCKREIGLE

Elizabeth “Betty Jean” Ruckreigle, 82, of the Point/Shoreland community, died Saturday, September 12, 2009. She was born in Toledo on September 17, 1926, to Russell and Corinne (Stark) Coppler and also resided in Temperance, Michigan. She attended Central Catholic High School and Davis Business College. She worked as a secretary at Willys Overland and then later as a waitress at Webbers Glassless Tavern for 30 years, retiring in 1989. Ms. Ruckreigle was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, a long time member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and was an active member of Friendship Park Senior Center and St. Vincent de Paul Society. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, playing cards and traveling with friends, and especially bus trips. She is survived by her children, Lynn (Ken) Simpson of Toledo, Holly Ruckreigle and (Sandy) of Toledo and Jim (Leslie) Ruckreigle of Titasville, Florida; grandchildren, Kenneth (Rebekah) Simpson Jr., Kyle Ruckreigle, Rebecca Lenz, Brandon (Christina) Lenz; great-grandchildren, Titan Bauer, Bruce Lenz, Lennox Simpson and Megan Ruckreigle, and sister, Lois Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Harry, in 2002. Prayer services began September 17, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home before proceeding to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for Funeral Mass with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Entombment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Promedica Hospice, PCCS Foundation, 5200 Harroun Road, Sylvania, Ohio 43560.
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PAUL SCHOENFELT JR.
Paul C. Schoenfelt, 93, of Point Place, died Friday, September 11, 2009, at Ebeid Hospice Residence. He was born in Toledo, on February 2, 1916, to Letha (VanAuken) and Paul Schoenfelt Sr. He married Bernadine Quinn on September 22, 1942, in Saint Anne’s Church in Toledo. They were longtime members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mr. Schoenfelt graduated from the University of Toledo, with a degree in engineering, and was employed with Dana Corp. for 27 years. He enjoyed family trips, calling square dancing, playing the piano and organ, classical music, dancing and volunteering. He is survived by his children, Theresa Myrick of Valparaiso, Indiana, Robert (Gloria) Schoenfelt of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, Carl Schoenfelt of Point Place, Stephanie (Kim) Hochradel of Toledo, Leonard (Jessica) Schoenfelt of Chicago, Illinois, Denis (Lauren) Schoenfelt of Strongsville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Bernadine, in 1999. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, September 18, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment was in Pleasant View Union Cemetery, Fayette, Ohio. Arrangements were made by the H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Park, Ebeide Hospice or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.


PHILLIP HARVEY
Phillip J. Harvey, 65, a lifelong resident of Point Place, died Saturday, September 5, 2009. He was born in 1943, in Toledo, to William and Helen (Reiter) Harvey. Mr. Harvey worked for 30 years at Dana/Spicer Transmission Division. He also worked alongside his wife Connie for 23 years in their Point Place floral shop, Floral Expressions. Mr. Harvey is survived by his wife of 34 years, Connie (Barclay); children, Jennifer (Rich) Dietsch, Tracey (Matt) Trevis, Laura (Rod) O’Brien, and Chad Michael (Sarah Stephens) Simon; grandchildren, Jonathan Simon, Heather, Richie and Ryan Dietsch, Amber Cureton, Libbey Jaeblon-Simon, Michael O’Brien, and Steven (Mary) O’Brien; great-granddaughter, Katelyn O’Brien; brother, Kenneth (Ruth) Harvey; sister-in-law, Pam Rogers; brothers-in-law, Bob (Sherri) Barclay and Jim (Marge) Bogdalek, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Sue Bogdalek. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, September 12, at the David R. Jasin- Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hickman Cancer Center at Flower Hospital, 5200 Harroun Road, Sylvania, Ohio 43560.
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MAE KEIFER
Mae I. “Momma Mae” Keifer, 89, died Friday, September 4, 2009, while in the care of Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg Center. She was born on April 30, 1920, in Toledo, to Clarence and Clara May (Boudrie) Hoyman. She worked for 35 years as a retail clerk for Walgreen Drug and the former Lane’s Drug Store, retiring in 1985. She belonged to numerous clubs and organizations and enjoyed volunteering at the Veteran’s Clinic on Glendale Avenue. Ms. Keifer is survived by her daughters, Gloria Brown and Brenda (Richard) Lee; grandchildren, Rick, Sarah and Samantha, great-granddaughter, Felicia; sister, Shirley (Ike) Dean, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, in 1974; sister, Ethel Gates; brother, Tommy Hoyman, and infant brother. All services were private. Arrangements were made by the Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


JEANETTE ARNOLD
Jeanette “Mamaw” Arnold, 83, died August 26, 2009, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg Center. She was born in Jellico, Tennessee, on October 8, 1925, to Frank and Lori (Ivey) Lindsay. She was a member of the Church of God. She retired from Libbey Glass in 1981, and later worked for Food Town demonstrating food products. Ms. Arnold is survived by her sons, Frank “Ray” (Marcia) Lindsay and Charles Arnold; grandchildren, Jason Lindsay, Stacy and Jordan Lucero; greatgrandchildren, Donald, Dacoda and Dylan Lucero; sisters, Blanche, Maude, Irene, Clara and Pearl, and many other family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry “Papaw.” Funeral services were held Monday, August 31, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.




STEWARD BALL

Steward N. “Sno Ball” Ball, 86, of the Point/Shoreland Community, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009. He was born to Collie and Nellie (Steward) Ball in Toledo. He worked for the Norfolk & Western Railroad for 30 years, retiring in 1986. Mr. Ball served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign and Philippine Liberation. He enjoyed playing softball until he was in his 30s. He also enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing, playing cards, and playing checkers with his grandchildren. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mr. Ball is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary (Sullivan) Ball; children, John (Rosemary) Ball, Daniel (Roberta) Ball, Christine (Tom “Tony”) Shackelford and Janine Ball; nine grandchildren; sisters, Tresa Skiles and Janet Francis, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Molly, and infant sister, Althea. Funeral services were held Friday, September 4, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, followed by a Burial Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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ALICE SIMINIAK
Alice G. Siminiak, 90, of Point Place, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009. She was born in Gilbert, Minnesota, in 1918, to John and Louise (Braton) Zdravje. She worked for Wollson Spice, Autolite and Rowe Industries, and in 1981, after more than 40 years, she retired. She was a member of the Rosary Altar Society at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Toledo Artists Club, and the Point Place Walkers Club. Ms. Siminiak is survived by her son, Steven Siminiak, and her sister, Louise Biondich. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen, and daughter, Deanna Tupciauskas. There was no visitation. A Funeral Mass was held Friday, August 28, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin- Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Humane Society.


MARYBELLE SQUIRE
Marybelle K. Squire of the Point Place Community died Saturday, August 22, 2009, in Point Place Care and Rehab. She was born in Toledo, on September 16, 1918. As a young woman, she enjoyed dancing, mainly at her favorite spots the Trianon Ballroom, the Paramont and also Kin Wa Low. She also enjoyed animals and keeping the neighborhood birds fed. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1998. Graveside services were held August 24, at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Area Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, Ohio 43537.


DAVID WARDERS
David C. Warders, 59, of Holland, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at the Toledo unit of Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born October 18, 1949, to Edward and W. Katherine (Berry) Warders in Marion, Indiana. He was a graduate of Ball State University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in business administration. Mr. Warders was employed with Dana Corp. for 28 years and served as a senior executive as director/ vice president of industrial relations. He was responsible for all labor contracts and most recently was employed with the Toledo Blade as director of human resources and labor relations. He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God, and enjoyed traveling. Mr. Warders is survived by his wife of 32 years, Peggy (Winningham) Warders; sons, Capt. Stuart Preston Warders, Spencer Warders; sister, Elaine Hughes; sister-in-law, Kay Grimes; brother-in-law, Jesse (June) Winningham, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 5, at the Dowling Funeral Home, Toledo. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Assembly of God or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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THERESA FLYNN

Theresa Bea Flynn, 92, died June 20, 2009, in Hermanville, Mississippi. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, but spent most of her life as a resident of Point Place. She and her husband William “Bill” Flynn enjoyed camping and were charter members of the Serro Scotty Club. They also enjoyed boating on Lake Erie. She dedicated her life to the conservation of the area’s wetlands and waterways, including the Woodtick Peninsula. Her hobbies included gardening and mosaic art. Ms. Flynn is survived by her daughter, Misty Lenz of Hermanville; grandchildren, Kelley Pettis of San Diego, California, and William Sauer of Jackson, Tennessee; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and special friends Amy Abbott of Toledo, and Cherie Horner of Cape Coral, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 1973. Memorial services were held in Hermanville. Contributions may be made to the Toledo Humane Society.


JAMES KEREKES
James F. Kerekes, 85, of Point Place, died Wednesday, August 26, 2009. He was born in 1924, to James and Mary (Lemmon) Kerekes, in Castalia, Ohio. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was awarded five Bronze Stars. He worked at Hilfinger’s then continued his career as a machine operator for Champion Spark Plugs until his retirement. He belonged to Point Place VFW Post #3265, where he also served as past commander. Mr. Kerekes enjoyed fishing, doing jig saw puzzles and gardening. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon (David) Kramer; son, Dennis (Karen) Kerekes; seven grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren, and brother; Eugene Kerekes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, in 2007; son, James Kerekes Jr., and brother, LeRoy Kerekes. Visitation was held Friday, August 28, at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to Erie West Hospice and Palliative Care, 3333 Sterns Road, Lambertville, Michigan 48144.
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JOHN SWAILE
John Peter Swaile, 47, of the Point/Shoreland community, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 24, 2009. He was born in 1962, to James and Elaine (Piotrowski) Swaile in Garfield Heights, Ohio. He graduated with an associate’s degree in social work from the University of Toledo and attended Bowling Green State University. He worked for various social service agencies in the Toledo area. Mr. Swaile enjoyed knitting and made many items for family and friends and served as a volunteer knitter at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary. He is survived by his mother, Elaine; siblings, Suzanne Alexander, Mark (Christina), and Michael Swaile; nieces and nephews, Arron (Heidi Bollin) Alexander, Allen and Elizabeth Swaile, and special friend, Carmela Ramos and family. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services were held Friday, August 28, at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lucas County Library Legacy Foundation.




SHARON GONZALEZ

Sharon L. Gonzalez, 61, of the Point Place community, died Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo Center. She was born in Toledo, in 1947, to Leonard and Corinne (Wysong) Grabarczyk. Ms. Gonzalez was the support service manager for Supplemental Staffing for 24 years, retiring in 2008. She enjoyed traveling to different places to take in the scenery, the customs, and the cuisine of the local residents. She is survived by her son, Shaun (Valerie) Gonzalez; mother, Corinne Graybell; brother, Fred (Kim) Graybell; sister, Kyle Rigney, and her soul mate, Jake Burowski. All services were private. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin- Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or the Muscular Dystrophy Association. o •CHARLES “JAZZ” HOLT Charles E. “Jazz” Holt, 74, of Toledo, died Thursday, August 13, 2009. He was born on November 22, 1934, in Athens, Alabama, to Charles and Aradia (Putman) Holt. He moved to Toledo in 1950, where he met Eleanor Bodner. They were married on Valentine’s Day in 1953. Mr. Holt worked at Libbey Glass for 40 years, first as a ware handler then operator and chief operator. He was an officer in Local 59 GBBA for many years. He retired in 1996. Mr. Holt is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eleanor; daughter, Christine; son and daughter-inlaw, Rose; grandchildren, Jeremiah, C.T., Nicole, Lukas, “Shawn and Amanda” and nine great-grandchildren; brother and sisterin- law, Bobby and Shirley Holt. Funeral services were held Monday, August 17, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mary Lou Baumgartner officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, 1127 Huron Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604.
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CHERYLL O’BRIEN

Cheryll Jean O’Brien, 59, of Point Place, died Wednesday, August 12, 2009, while in the Toledo Hospital. She was born to John and Gwendolyn (McMahon) O’Brien in Toledo, on October 14, 1949. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed watching Notre Dame football on Saturday afternoons, listening to the “Beatles,” shopping with her best friend Susie, and taking trips to the casino with her mother. She worked for Owens Illinois for 35 years as a computer operations scheduler, retiring in 2007. Ms. O’Brien is survived by her mother, Gwendolyn O’Brien; brothers, Timothy (Marlene), Michael and Daniel (Sandy) O’Brien; sister-in-law, Mary O’Brien-Perkins; nine nieces and nephews, and six great-nieces and greatnephews. She was preceded in death by her father, brother, Dennis O’Brien, and sister-in-law, Diane O’Brien. A Memorial Mass was held August 18, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was private. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.


HOMER SHIELDS III
Homer E. Shields III, 38, of Toledo, died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 8, 2009, while vacationing with his family at King’s Island in Kings Mills, Ohio. He was born on August 17, 1970, in Toledo, to Homer and Ofelia (Gallardo) Shields Jr. He worked for JAC Products from 1993 to 2008. He attended Luna Pier Elementary School, was a 1988 graduate of Mason Consolidated High School, where he played on the state champion football team, and received his bachelor of science degree from Spring Arbor College in 1992. A talented baseball player, he played on the Spring Arbor baseball team for four years, playing in two NAIA World Series. He also coached baseball for the Whitmer Jr. Panthers. He played in several softball leagues at Pacesetter Park in Sylvania, and Munson Field in Monroe, Michigan, and was an avid University of Michigan football fan. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Tina (Hemenway) Shields; sons, Derek and Dylan; sister, Dorothy (Joseph) Robidoux of Palmyra, Michigan; brothers, James (fiancee Vickie) Shields of Erie, Michigan, and Navy Petty Officer Leon (Crystal) Shields of San Diego, California; grandparents, Jesse and Maria Gallardo of Erie, Michigan; mother-in-law, Lynne Hemenway of Norwalk, Ohio; sister-in-law, Dawn (Scott) Aronhalt of Powell, Ohio; nieces, Jessica, Rose, Olivia, and Alexandra; nephews, Jimmy and Brandon, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Homer and Dorothy Shields Sr. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 13, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Erie, Michigan. Memorial donations may be given to National City Bank, c/o The Shields Children Educational Fund.
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KATHLEEN “KAT JO” MARLEAU-HERRERA

Kathleen “Kat Jo” Marleau- Herrera, 38, of Point Place, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 11, 2009. She was born on April 14, 1971, in Toledo, to Richard and Rose (Barrett) Marleau. She gave of her time in soup kitchens and volunteered at the Humane Society. She enjoyed tending to her flower gardens. She was employed as senior loan officer with Dold Construction in Perrysburg. She is survived by her husband, Michael; son, Xander; step-daughter, Rylie; father, Richard Marleau; sister, Kelly (Tim) Marleau-Whitmore; father and mother-in-law, Michael and Martha Herrera; nieces, Casey Jo Marleau, Kelsey and Sarina Whitmore; nephew, Zachary Faccone, and aunt Gail Church. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1996. A memorial service was held Saturday, August 15, at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Rushton will be officiating. Memorial contributions may be made by check payable to Kelly Marleau- Whitmore, who has started a trust for Xander C. Herrera at National City Bank.




DANIEL KOSAKOWSKI

Daniel J. “Bucky” Kosakowski Sr., 86, of Point Place, died Tuesday, August 11, 2009, in his home. He was born January 18, 1923, to Daniel and Rose Kozakowski. He was a 1942 graduate of Woodward High School, where he played baseball and enjoyed art classes. Mr. Kosakowski was a combat veteran of the Second World War, serving in the 8th Army Air Corps heavy bomber group. After the war, he attended the College of Pharmacy at the University of Toledo for two years. He retired from Scholtz Homes and later worked part time for several years at Ace Hardware. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Point Place, volunteering there as a coach for several youth sports groups and was a member of VFW Post #5530. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ray Kozak, and sisters, Angie Zoldowski and Phyllis Gawronski. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elaine; children, Deborah Duda and Daniel Kosakowski Jr.; grandchildren, Bridgett Groom, Rick Duda, Gretchen Kosakowski and Tanya Kosakowski; great-grandchildren, Ian, Chase, Aidan and Kieren. Memorial funeral services were held Friday, August 14, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. A memorial mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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WILMA WILEY
Wilma Jean Wiley, 79, of the Point/Shoreland Community, died August 7, 2009. She was born in Bono, Ohio, on December 27, 1929, to William and Florence (Teegarden) Clum. She was a homemaker and belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary Pond Post #99. Mrs. Wiley is survived by her husband of 46 years, Jim; son, Robert Hoffman; daughters, Barbara (Cassim) Shaheen and Jayme (Jim) Bodi; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Globig and Norma Crandall, and several in-laws, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bill. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 11, at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Entombment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


WILLIAM TODA
William “Bill” M. Toda, 56, of north Toledo, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at St. Vincent’s Mercy Medical Center. He was born in February of 1953 in Toledo, to Edward and Ethel (Chevalier) Toda. Mr. Toda owned and operated Poor Man’s Tire for the past five years. Prior to that, he was the proprietor of Our Place Bar on Elm Street. He was known for his love of drag racing, traveling, Keno, building mini-bikes and four-wheelers and playing billiards. He is survived by his daughter, Jody Toda; sister, Marie (Joseph) Willinger; brothers, Donald and Charles Toda, and grandson, Branden Toda. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Edward Toda. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 12, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Interment was private.


BETTY HENDEE
Betty J. Hendee, 88, of the Point/Shoreland Community, died Monday, August 10, 2009, in her home. She was born in Toledo, on June 13, 1921, to Glenn and Marie (Madden) Harris. She enjoying spending time with family and friends, playing euchre and reading about history. She belonged to Point Place United Church of Christ. She is survived by her son, Rick (Kim) Hendee; granddaughter. Michelle (Theron Toney) Hendee; great-granddaughter, Mya Toney; niece, Shirley (Hal) Baker; great-nieces and great-nephews, Jim (Yvonne), Hal (Young Mi), Steve (Penny), and Annie (John). She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1996, and sister, Ruth Dresch. A graveside service was held August 13, at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, with the Rev. Candy Thomas officiating. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Point Place United Church of Christ, 297th Street, Toledo, Ohio 43611.
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LORENZ SCHENCK

Lorenz “Bus” Schenck of Point Place, died July 27, 2009. He was born in Toledo, on December 31, 1924, to Edward and Goldie (France) Schenck. He worked at the Pure Oil Refinery as a stationary engineer for 27 years and then JL Hudson for 10 years. Mr. Schenck was a life member of the River View Yacht Club, where he enjoyed playing cards and pool. An avid fisherman, he enjoyed fishing in the inland lakes of Michigan and Wisconsin and on Lake Erie. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jane; son, Larry Schenck; daughter, Luanne Swigart; grandsons, Karle Stange, David Laytart and Joe Laytar, and great-grandsons, Connor, Caleb, and Landon Laytart. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dianne Stange; brother, Don, and sisters, Dorothy and Jean. There was no visitation and services were private. Arrangements were made by the Cremation Society of Toledo.




MARGARET VALLAS

Margaret Rose Vallas died Friday, July 31, 2009. She was born on March 3, 1925, to Leonard and Mary (Russo) Mirabello in Toledo. She attended St. Michael the Archangel grade school and graduated from Woodward High School with the class of 1943. She married Christopher Vallas on April 17, 1948. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts in Point Place. She worked as a bookkeeper for Dankert’s Sunoco, which was their family business. Ms. Vallas also volunteered for many years at the former Riverside Hospital gift shop. She was a member of Eagles Aerie 197 REAC and St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling, dancing and cooking for her family. Ms. Vallas is survived by her children, Ray (Gladys) Vallas of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Leonard (Barbara) Vallas of Seattle, Washington, Frank (Karen) Vallas of Perrysburg, and Sharon (Tom) Georgopoolos of Lambertville, Michigan; nine grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher, in 1980; son, James Vallas; brother, Paul Mirabello, and sisters, Vera Mirabello, Ann Bunker and Mae Mirabello. Scripture Services were held Tuesday, August 4, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Funeral services began in the funeral home on Wednesday, August 5, with prayer services, followed by a Burial Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, with Fr. Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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BARBARA COLEMAN

Barbara M. Coleman, 69, of Erie, Michigan, died Monday, July 27, 2009. at her home. She was born February 18, 1940, in Toledo, to Huebert and Jacqueline (Barber) Leon. She enjoyed being a homemaker and playing bingo, as well as dice and card games, and spending summers at Clark Lake, Michigan. Ms. Coleman is survived by her children, Dianne (Ron) Miller, Linda (Paul) Gross, Jeff (Sue), John (Meredith), and Jim (Tanya) Coleman; grandchildren, Melissa, David, Josh, Heather (Don) Kinsman, Sydni, Nicholas, Carson, Makenzie and Lucas; greatgrandchildren, Emma, Danielle and Johnathan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clark Coleman, in April 2009. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Keis; parents, and stepfather, Harold Leon. Funeral services were held Friday, July 31, in the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Entombment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.




JAMES JOYCE JR.

James A. Joyce Jr., 85, of Point Place, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at St.Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born in December of 1923 to Anne (Keivens) and James Joyce Sr. in Toledo. He served his country during World War II while in the United States Army. He worked as a supervisor for Jeep in the payroll department, and retired on March 1, 1985, after 33 years of service. Mr. Joyce was a member of Conn- Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, St. John’s Holy Name Society, and the Catholic War Vets. He is survived by his wife, Ellouise (Couturier) Joyce; sons, James (Kay) Joyce III and Timothy (Amy) Joyce; grandchildren, Jimmy, Keri, Christopher, Jessica and Julia; sister, Grace Joyce, and several other family members. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Norman Glover and Joseph Joyce. Scripture Services were held Sunday, July 26, at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home. Prayers began in the funeral home Monday, July 27, followed by a procession to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for Mass of the Christian Burial with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Catholic High School or St. John the Baptist Elementary School.
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CHARLES HALL
Charles “Charlie” F. Hall, 75, of Oregon, Ohio, died Thursday, July 16, 2009. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on January 27, 1934, to Frederic and LaViona Hall. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and retired in 1994 after 28 years of service. He worked for several companies over the years including McLean, Carolina, and finally ABF. Mr. Hall is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gayle; children, John (Debbie) of Dayton, Kentucky, Jim (Alicia) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Troy (Cindy) of Toledo; grandchildren, Devin, Brandon, Nathan, Jennifer, Megan, Sara, Jordan, Jeremy, Caitlin and Becky, and great-grandson, Brayden. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his grandson, T.J. Funeral services were held Monday, July 20, in the David R. Jasin–Hoening Funeral Home. Interment was in Willow Cemetery, Oregon. Memorial contributions may be made to his family.


IRENE URBAN
Irene M. Urban, 94, of Erie, Michigan, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Eustachia (Zimmerman) Chapello in 1914. She worked for 37 years as the office manager for her sister’s clinic in Luna Pier, Michigan. She was a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of America. She also belonged to Altrusa Women’s Club, and the Monroe Republican Women’s Club. She is survived by her daughter, Deanna (Barry) Boling; sister, Isabelle Chapello, D.O. F.A.A.O., and brother, Sigmund Chapello. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, and sister, Cecelia Baron. All services were private. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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LAURA SEMER
Laura K. Semer, 60, of Point Place, died Sunday, July 12, 2009. She was born to William and Donna (Friesner) Semer in March 1949, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. After obtaining her associate’s degree, she entered into a career in sales. She enjoyed reading, popping corn and watching movies, and spending time with her family. Ms. Semer is survived by her cousins, Steven (Danfar) Keefer, David Keefer, John Keefer, Matthew (Patti) Keefer, Kathy Keefer, and Tina Keefer, Caleb, Brianna, and Daniel. She was preceded in death by her parents; aunt, Joanne Keefer, and cousin, Patricia Ann Keefer. All services were private. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Humane Society.




MARK CUNNINGHAM

Mark E. Cunningham, 80, of Point Place, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg Center. He was born in 1928, in Toledo, to Minnie (Volk) and Mark Cunningham Sr. A 1946 graduate of Central Catholic High School, he served in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as a supervisor for Canteen Service for 33 years and retired in 1990. Prior to that, he worked at the Toledo Blade and Kieswettter Rug and Carpet Cleaning Co. He and his wife Pat were members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where they were involved in numerous ministries. Mr. Cunningham was active in many organizations. He was a life member of ORYC, known as the Past “Rear Commodore,” a life member of Knights of Columbus St. Lawrence Council #4169, Point Place VFW Post 3265, American Legion Post 110, and a life member of the World War II Memorial Society. He was chosen for “’Ole Man of the River 2003” and he had coached CYO football for St. John the Baptist Elementary School, winning the 1962 “Toy Bowl.” He is survived by his children, Carol Annesser, Mark (Pam) Cunningham and Michael (Pam) Cunningham; grandchildren, Thomas (Lori) Cook, Kevin (Sarah) Cook, Laura Cunningham, Matt (Kelly) Cunningham, Chris (Hazeanne) Cunningham, and Karla (Ryan) Moon; 18 great-grandchildren, and sister, Mary Scott. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Pat; brother, Mark Cunningham, and grandson, Anthony Michael. Visitation, along with Rosary and ORYC services, were held Tuesday, July 7, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Prayers began in the funeral home on Wednesday, July 8, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Catholic High School or St. John the Baptist Maintenance Fund.
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MARK HELLER
Mark “Marco” J. Heller, 54, of Champion Michigan, and formerly of Point Place, died July 3, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Toledo, to Floyd and Agatha (Steck) Heller. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Heller worked various jobs as a mechanic, and worked for Al Peake and Sons for many years. He left Toledo to fulfill his lifelong dream to move to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he did woodworking, hunted, fished, enjoyed his dogs and loved the outdoors. He is survived by his son, Shawn (Kim) Sondergeld; grandchildren, Jaidyne and Jonathan Sondergeld of St. Petersburg Florida, and brother, Phil Heller of Coco Beach Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and uncle, John Steck. Arrangements were made by the Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home, Ishpeming, Michigan.


EMILY MUSIALOWSKI
Emily (Marok) Musialowski, 83, of Point Place, died Saturday, July 4, 2009. She was born in 1925, in Toledo, to Frank and Josephine (Modlinski) Marok. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and was active with her church. She is survived by her son, Raymond John Musialowski II; brother, Walter (Gail) Marok; sisterin- law, Grace Marok; brother- in-law, Norman (Patricia) Musial, and many nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Sr.; daughter, Barbara Jean; brothers, Stanley, Theodore, and Raymond Marok, and sisters, Charlotte Ladriere, Helen Dick and Loretta Kempf. A Rosary service was held Wednesday, July 8, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Prayers began in the funeral home on Thursday, July 9, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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NORMAN ORZEHOWSKI SR.
Norman J. “Norm” Orzehowski Sr., of the Point/Shoreland Community, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 5, 2009. He was a member of Regina Coeli Catholic Church, a graduate of the University of Toledo, worked as an engineer for Toledo Engineering for 45 years. He enjoyed working around the home, vacationing and spending time with his grandchildren and dogs. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Linda (Larnhart) Orzehowski; children, Susan (Bill) Alexander, Jill (Greg) Souza, Norm (Korrie) Orzehowski Jr., Candice (Jimmy) Romano and Jason (Jessica) Sokolowski; 12 grandchildren; sister, Patricia (Larry) Worobec; mother- in-law, Victoria Robinson, and many nieces, nephews, brothers- and sisters- in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Clara (Markowiak) Orzehowski; infant sister, and father-inlaw, Charlie Robinson. A Scripture Service was held Thursday, July 9, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service was held Friday, July 10, in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at Regina Coeli Catholic Church, with Father James Auth officiating. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to Regina Coeli Catholic Church, 530 Regina Parkway, Toledo, Ohio 43612; Save the Children Fund, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, Connecticut 06880, or to an organization of the donor’s choice.




RICHARD WLODARSKI

Richard “Radar” T. Wlodarski, 77, formerly of Point Place, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. He was born in 1931, in Toledo, to Stanley and Hattie (Dumawski) Wlodarski. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Mr. Wlodarski was a millwright by profession and worked for 28 years at General Motors Powertrain, retiring in 1996. Prior to that, he had worked for Libby Glass and the former Toledo Tank Company. He had many associations with various organizations, including: O.R.Y.C. Past Commodore (1975), the Bryan Eagles AERIE #2233, life member of Montpelier Eagles, and Point Place American Legion Post 110. He enjoyed boating and fishing on Lake Erie. He was known as the “Polish Clown” for 50 years. Mr. Wlodarski is survived by his wife of 57 years, Zoe (Lester); sons, David Wlodarski, Daniel (Vicki) Wlodarski, Alan Wlodarski, Jaime Wlodarski; daughter, Sharon (Scott) Kneisel; grandchildren, Amy, Lindsay, Todd, Jason, Melissa, Alan Jr., Joshua, and Erin; greatgrandchildren, Aaron, Danielle, Emily, Jonathon, and Hayden; sisters-in-law, Florence and Ludonna Wlodarski; nephews, Kevin (Debbie) and Michael Wlodarski. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Angela Wlodarski; brothers, Henry, Edward and Joseph Wlodarski. Visitation and funeral services were held Friday, July 3, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., beginning with the Great Lakes Past Commodore ORYC Chapter, concluding with services officiated by Deacon Gerald Ignatowski. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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EARL McBRIDE

Earl W. McBride, 88, of Toledo, died Thursday, June 25, 2009. He was born in 1921, to Luther and Mary (Barrett) McBride, in Seven Mile Ford, Virginia. He served in the United States Army Airborne Glider Battalion during World War II. Mr. McBride worked as a driver for ABC Auto Parts; before that, he was a service manager in the auto department for Montgomery Wards and had worked as a coal mining superintendent. He was an ordained minister and past chaplain for American Legion Post #110 in Point Place, where he also enjoyed the role of Santa Claus for a number of years. He was a member at Harbor View Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Laura Lorraine (Earles); sons, Fred (Kathy), Tom (Carole), and Frank McBride; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-greatgranddaughter, and sisters, Emily McBride and Debra Shifflet. He was preceded in death by his brother, Willie McBride and sister, Belle Blankinship. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 1, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. George Goodrich officiating. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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RICHARD SCREPTOCK
Richard “Dick” E. Screptock, 74, of the Point/Shoreland Community, died Friday, June 26, 2009. He was born in 1934, in Toledo, to John and Mary (Sackyta) Screptock. He served in the United States Navy on the Ingraham DD694 from 1952 to 1960. Mr. Screptock worked as an engineer for Tenneco Automotive for many years. He was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church and an avid fan of both the Cleveland Browns and the Indians. Mr. Screptock is survived by his sons, David (Tracy) Screptock and Brian (Suzanne) Screptock; seven grandchildren, mother-inlaw; Ida Eicher; sister, Doris (Glenn) Hecox; sister- in-law, Elaine McDonald, and four nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Eicher) Screptock. Funeral services were held Monday, June 29, at Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church, Maumee, with the Rev. Andre Frandle officiating. Interment was in Lake Township Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Lutheran Church, 2040 East Harbor Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43611 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


CAROLINE SCUKA
Caroline Grace Scuka, died June 22, 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia. She is survived by her parents, James and Jamie (Comiskey) Scuka; sibling, Parker Scuka; grandparents James and Jan (Golembiewski) Comiskey, and Rodney and Victoria (Bratton) Scuka; great-grandmother, Edith Bratton, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 2, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with Children’s Pastor Lisa Mooney officiating. Interment was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, 1687 Tullie Circle N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30329, attn: Jai Rogers, www.choa.org.




JUDITH GUERRERO

Judith K. Guerrero, 63, of the Point Shoreland Community, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, in her residence. She was born to Jack and Mary (Abbott) Measley in Toledo. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Washington Township Clerks Office for 26 years. She enjoyed auctions, flea markets, garage sales and playing bingo. Mrs. Guerrero is survived by her husband of 47 years, John Guerrero; children, Randy and Rachelle “Shelly” Guerrero; granddaughter, Nicolette Tolitano; father, Joseph Blaze; sister, Jackie (Louie) Bofia; brothers, Joe (Marge), Jeff and Jim Blaze; sisters-inlaw, Lupe Menchaka and Mary Hernandez; brothersin- law, Ebaristo and Robert Guerrero, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law, Antonia Guerrero; father-in-law, Ebaristo Guerrero; brothersin- law, Manuel and Chalo Hernandez, and sister-inlaw, Weda Marquez. All services were private. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 321 High School Road NE, Ste. D3, PMB 149, Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110.
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EUGENE BEAUDOIN SR.

Eugene J. (Bodway) Beaudoin Sr., 82, of the Point/Shoreland Community, died at home. He was born in Toledo, to Eugene and Maybelle (Blake) Bodway- Beaudoin on June 3, 1927. He served in the United States Army during World War II in Panama. He retired from AP Parts, where he had worked for 10 years. Prior to that, he worked for 25 years at Hausmen Steel Company. He is survived by his children, Eugene “Jo” (Marsha) Beaudoin Jr., Kathy (Randy) Spohn, Dan (Faye) Beaudoin, and Greg (Pam) Beaudoin; grandchildren, Scott, Jason (Serena), Misty, Casey, Kevin, Brian, Brianne, and Michael; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty (Luther) Hartson and Ginny (Lucky) Penn; brother, Frank Bodway; sister-in-law, Phyllis (Bill) Bauer, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Bonnie, and brothers, Alvin “Dutch” and Duane “Butch.” Funeral services were held Monday, June 15, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Humane Society.




FRANCES ROBARGE

Frances E. Robarge, 92, of the Point/Shoreland Community, died Thursday, June 11, 2009, in Flower Hospital. She was born October 27, 1916, in Toledo, to Joseph and Josephine (Reno) Weithaus. She formerly owned and operated Canal Carryout for 43 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, active in the Rosary Altar Society, RICA, and Friendship Senior Center. She also volunteered for the Board of Elections, and enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. She is survived by her sons, Walter (Donna) Robarge and Michael Robarge; grandchildren, Doug, Darren (Dawn), Dave, Zachary, Sarah and Michael; great-great-grandchildren, Jon, Patrick and Krista, and sister-in-law, Barbara Weithaus. She was preceded in death by her husband, George; six brothers and sisters, and granddaughter, Mary Frances. A Rosary Service was held Monday, June 15, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Prayers began in the funeral home on Tuesday, June 16, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Becky Kelley-Robarge Scholarship Fund at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio, 2221 Madison Avenue, Toledo, Ohio, 43624.
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JESSIE KNAKIEWICZ
Jessie L. Knakiewicz, 65, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009. She was born March 24, 1944, to John and Hulings (West) Vannes. On September 14, 1963, she married Wallace “Jim” Knakiewicz. She was a stay-at-home mother. Mrs. Knakiewicz is survived by her husband, Wally Knakiewicz; daughters, Lori (Marty) Walkow-ski and Jill (Jack) Horner; sons, James (Debbie) Knakiewicz and Chris (Kathy) Knakiewicz; 11 grandchildren; mother; brother, John (Joann) Vannes, and mother-in-law, Helen Knakiewicz. She was preceded in death by her father; granddaughter, Emily Horner, and fatherin- law, Edward Knakiewicz. A Memorial Service was held Friday, June 19, at St. Ignatius Church, Oregon, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 West National Road, Springfield, Ohio 45504-3698.




IRENE REYNOLDS

Irene Marian Reynolds, 92, died June 10, 2009, at the Lutheran Home at Toledo. She was born September 26, 1916, in Toledo, the first of two children born to Joseph and Sadie Jablonski. She enjoyed watching old movies and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed cooking for family occasions. Ms. Reynolds is survived by her children, Ronald Klempner, Delores Cole, and Philip (Jennifer) Klempner; step-children, Ralph Reynolds Jr. and Victoria Rogers; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild, and brother, Harry Jablonski of Spokane, Washington. Funeral services were held Monday, June 15, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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DOROTHY SCHUTT

Dorothy Nell (Bryan) Schutt died Sunday, June 14, 2009. She was born June 1, 1939, in Collingwood, Tennessee, to Lester and Nellie May Bryan. In her youth, Ms. Schutt’s family moved to Toledo, where she graduated from Woodward High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family, listening to country music, making scrapbooks and other crafts. She also enjoyed poetry. Ms. Schutt is survived by her children, Sherry Barney- Whitenburg, Vicky (Renicker) Glaze, and Dale (Melinda) Schutt; grandchildren; Glen, Mike, Matthew, Stephanie, Andrea, Amber, Jessica and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Kayden and Annabelle; stepfather, Donald Schneider, and brothers, Donald (Joy) Bryan, Doyal (Marlene) Bryan, Dwight (Cheryl) Bryan, Dennis (Diane) Bryan. She was preceded in death by her brothers, David and Charles Bryan. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 18, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.


WILLIAM TOTH SR.
William Paul Toth Sr. died Tuesday, May 26, 2009. He was born April 23, 1920, in a house on Esther Street on Toledo’s East Side. A child of the Great Depression, he graduated from Toledo Macomber High School, served as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps and was a decorated veteran of World War II, serving in the pacification and occupation of Saipan. He was a Ford Motor/UAW retiree. Mr. Toth was a welder at the Monroe Stamping Plant as well as a retiree from the Toledo Museum of Art. As a locally exhibited painter and member of the Toledo Artists Club, Mr. Toth won several awards for his works. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth; children, Stephen (Barbara), William (Dawn), Paul (Pat), Susan (Patrick) O’Dell, Thomas (Mary) and James (Melinda); 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Albert (Eileen) Toth and sister, Helen (William) Korcsog. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Mary Toth; infant grandson, William Toth III; brothers, Stephen, John, Alfred and Frank. Funeral services began Saturday, May 30, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., followed by a funeral mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Fr. Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunshine Children’s Home, 7223 Maumee Western Road, Maumee, Ohio 43537.
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DOUGLAS YOUNG

Douglas “Biscuit” L. Young, 30, of Toledo, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 31, 2009. He was born 1978, in Columbus, Ohio, to Kenneth Hamblin and Linda (Saar) Young. He worked for Inland Water Pollution Control for the past seven years. Prior to that, he worked as a line clearance tree trimmer for both Penn Line and Asplundh Companies. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 247 out of Detroit, Michigan. He enjoyed fishing. Mr. Young is survived by his wife, Rena Carrizales; daughters, Celine Avalos, and Josephine Carrizales, parents; Linda Young and Kenneth Hamblin; brothers, Kenneth Saar, Danny (Lakeisha) Hamblin, and Jason Young; grandparents, Joyce and Charles Saar; niece and nephew, Kaylee Hamblin and BoBo Bridges, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held Friday, June 5, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. David Westmeyer Jr. officiating. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to his family.




EDWARD CaJACOB JR.

Edward J. CaJacob Jr., 91, died June 18, 2009, in his home. He was born in Toledo, on June 6, 1918. He married to Ruth Dreier on April 22, 1944. He served as master sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. CaJacob retired as purchasing agent for Prestolite International in 1980 after 38 years. He attended the old St. John’s High School and Lyola University. An active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Point Place, he served as lector and communion distributor for 35 years. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth CaJacob; children, Kathleen Bryant, Madelon (Mark) Nowak, Daniel CaJacob, M.D., Claire CaJacob, Ph.D.; grandchildren, Daniel CaJacob II, Nicholas CaJacob, Molly CaJacob, Elizabeth “Libby” CaJacob, Edward “Trey” CaJacob III and Michael Nowak. He was preceded in death by infant daughter, Marilyn CaJacob; granddaughters, infant Amanda and Bianca Bryant; two brothers and six sisters. A Scripture Service was held Sunday, June 21, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. A Funeral Mass was held Monday, June 22, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in St. Ignatius Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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RAYMOND HILL
Raymond A. Hill, 83, formerly of the Point/Shoreland area died Friday, June 19, 2009, in Point Place Care and Rehab Center. He was born to Leo and Mary Rose (Kruer) Hill in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Hill worked as a machine operator for more than 24 years for G.M. Powertrain, retiring in 1988. He enjoyed his family and relaxing by playing cards. He is survived by his children, Sandy (Rick) Cast, Patrick (Sue) Hill, Mark (Kerri) Hill, Keith (Joyce) Hill, Linda Lovell and Denise Fecso; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert and Leeland Hill, and sisters, Joyce Baden and Rita Jenkins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine, in 1994; grandson, Brian Keith, and brother, James Hill. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 23, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. Candy Thomas officiating. Interment was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


JOHN PIEPER
John “Pee Wee” R. Pieper, 71, of the Point/Shoreland Community, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg Center. He was born in 1937, in Toledo, to Ferman and Helen (Kendzierski) Pieper. Mr. Pieper worked for Lucas Steel Company for 20 years, retiring in 2000. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, doing yard work and walking his dog. His memberships included St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and North Toledo Arrow Club. He is survived by his brothers; James and Paul (Judy) Pieper. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Ann Pieper. A Memorial Visitation and Service was held Friday, June 26, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with Deacon Edward Gryczewski officiating. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


CHESTER WINIARSKI
Chester M. Winiarski, 88, died Saturday, May 23, 2009. He was born October 10, 1920, to Mary and Klemons Winiarski. He graduated from Rossford High School in 1939, and later joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he served his country from 1941 to 1945. Afterwards, he spent 38 years working for Libbey-Owens-Ford in Rossford. He enjoyed dinner and conversation with his friends at his favorite restaurants. Mr. Winiarksi is survived by his niece, Diane Kaemming, and lifelong friend, Charlie Brown. He was preceded in death by two brothers and long time love, Helen Kirk. Graveside services were held Monday, June 22, at Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg, with Father Thomas Leyland officiating.
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MARY LOU OSBORNE

Mary Lou Osborne, 59, a longtime resident of the Point/Shoreland community, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, in her home. She was born January 17, 1950, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Michael and Lillian (Tometsko) Placko. She was the office manager at Dr. George Osborne, DDS General Dentistry in Point Place for more than 30 years, with her husband and partner. She also worked as a coronary care nurse at the Toledo Hospital. She was the recipient of the Wet Hens Award for the outstanding female member of the North Cape Yacht Club and was involved with their junior sailing program. She also was very involved with the Toledo Dental Society. Mrs. Osborne is survived by her husband of 37 years, Dr. George Osborne; daughter, Cindy (Patrick) Cassidy, son, Michael Osborne; brothers and sisters, Michael (Judy) Placko, Pat Hubbard, Bonnie (J.C.) Kalous, Jim (Cathy) Placko, Kathy (Marty) Kurkul, and Dave (Carol) Placko; aunt, Joan Lanberg; brother-in-law, Bill (Charlene) Osborne; sister-in-law, Kay (Kevin) Pool, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, June 13, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was private. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to the Junior Sailing Program at North Cape Yacht Club, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


CHESTER WALCZAK JR.
Chester R. Walczak, Jr., 81, of the Point Shoreland Community, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo Center. He worked as a welder for Chrysler Jeep for more than 37 years, retiring in 1979. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and times with his family. Mr. Walczak served with the U.S. Army in the European theater during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary (Koltonski) Walczak; children, Sr. Jean Walczak SND, Robert (Kathy) Walczak and Barbara (Steve) Novak; grandchildren, Jennifer (DeMarris) Richardson and Thomas Walczak; brother, Arthur (Evelyn) Walczak, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Leonard and Donald, and sister-in-law, Jeannette Walczak. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 6, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Fr. Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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RALPH BRANN SR.
Ralph G. Brann Sr., of Point Place, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009. He was born in Huntington, Indiana, in 1920. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Once home from the service, he was employed at Murphy Motor Freight for 44 years until his retirement. He was a life member of VFW Post 3265 and a member of the American Legion Post 110. He enjoyed building model trains, planes, trucks and automobiles. Mr. Brann is survived by his wife of 47 years, Leona (Mitchell) Brann; children, William (Nancy) Brann, Rodney (Angie) Brann, Cindy (Rick) Derian, Terry (Mindy) Brann, Timothy (Linda) Brann, Ralph (Josie Mingua) Brann, and Tina Brann; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, May 29, at the at David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Springfield Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.


JAMES GREENE
James Francis Greene, a lifelong resident of Toledo, died Monday, May 25, 2009. He was born in 1912, and resided in Point Place for 70 years with his wife of 67 years, Coletta (Manders) Greene. Together they raised their five children in Point Place. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. His career as a shop foreman spanned 50 years. He worked for Ransom and Randolph Manufacturing dental burrs, where he used his considerable engineering and mechanical talents to modify machines for more efficient production. He also built a lunchroom for the workers and provided them with a complimentary hot lunch at work. In 1936, before his marriage, he traveled to California on a Harley motorcycle with his friend, Harold Sheminar, in the sidecar. Together they worked on the Golden Gate Bridge as well as the Hoover Dam, among other places, while on their adventure. His storytelling was legendary and included adventure stories from his early travels as well as his many family trips throughout the country as a member of the Maumee Valley Travel Club. He ran a lawnmower business out of his home after retirement in 1977. He and his wife spent their winters in Dunedin, Florida for more than 25 years. Mr. Greene was active in his community there. In the capacity of photographer, he oversaw the rebuilding of the community hall and infrastructure projects, and was an avid fisherman and shuffleboard player and a lover of nature. He is survived by his children, Carol Vasko, Donna (Jerry) Kinsey, Gerald “Jerry” (Jean Hooker) Greene, William “Bill” Greene and Robert “Bob” (Lisa) Greene; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and three greatgreat- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Coletta; sisters, Clara Greene and Margaret Brenner; brother, Floyd Greene and son-in-law, John Vasko. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 28, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Fr. Gerald Chmiel
officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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CATHERINE SIMON
Catherine V. Simon, 92, formerly of Suder Avenue, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, while at Vicki’s Home Care. She was born in Toledo, in 1917, to George and Catherine (Leahy) Simon. She worked at the Dura Corporation for 33 years; she was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Ms. Simon is survived by her sister, Helen Reeves, and four nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters. All services and interment were private. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.


DONALD GOSPODAREK
Donald A. Gospodarek died Friday, May 15, 2009, at the Anne Grady Center, Holland, Ohio. Mr. Gospodarek was born October 28, 1941, in Tiltonsville, Ohio, to Charles and Helen (Lazasz) Gospodarek. He lived for a number of years with his parents in the historic Polish neighborhood of Lagrange Street in north Toledo. He remained proud of his Polish heritage and enjoyed listening to and singing along with Polish music. A lifelong music lover, one of his favorite activities as a child in Tiltonsville was singing in company with his mother and Aunt Irma. As a resident at the Anne Grady Center, Mr. Gospodarek could often be found walking the hallways, singing to staff members. He also enjoyed taking field trips with the staff of the Anne Grady Center and eating out. He is survived by his brother, Robert (Mary); his nieces and nephews, and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 19, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home Inc., with Deacon Edward Gryczewski officiating. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Memorial offerings may be made to the Anne Grady Center, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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PHYLLIS HENRY
Phyllis Henry, a longtime Point and Shoreland resident, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, in the Franciscan Care Center. She was born to John and Gulia (Weglawski) Putra in Toledo. She worked at Libbey Glass as a sample operator for 25 years and later worked for the former Lamson’s Department Store. She also enjoyed volunteering at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center and was an active member of the Chet Zablocki Lagrange Senior Center. Ms. Henry is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Russell) Linting; grandson, Eric McCallister; granddaughter, Andrea Brown; two greatgrandchildren, and special friends, Frank Krempa, Melanie Sondergeld and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1980. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 19, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 626 Locust Street at Erie, Toledo, Ohio 43608.




ALBERT LONGORIA SR.

Albert “Big Al” Vidal Longoria Sr., 54, of Toledo, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at the Ebeid Hospice Center at Flower Hospital. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, on May 14, 1955, and moved to Toledo with his parents at age 1. After graduating from high school, Mr. Longoria involved himself within his community of North Toledo. He coached for the Riverside and NTOFA (North Toledo Old-timers Football Association) football and baseball programs; he served as secretary of NTOFA and as vice president of the North Toledo Area Corporation. He was a standing member of the Local 50 Plumbers and Steamfitters for 29 years before retiring in February 2008. During his membership, he served seven years as a union organizer, he was on the apprenticeship committee, and was a job steward on many projects. An avid member and spokesman for the mayor’s coalition for prostate cancer, he donated many hours of service to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Longoria is survived by his wife of 35 years, Diana Longoria; children, Albert Longoria Jr., Sophia (Justin) Smith and Anthony (Adrienne) Longoria; granddaughter, Alexia Longoria; mother, Isabel Longoria; sister, Carol Longoria; brother, Ruben Longoria, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members in Texas, Mexico and Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his father, Espiridion Longoria; brothers-in-law, Donald Bowman Sr., and Donald Lee Sr.; sister-inlaw, Karen (“Kern”) Longoria, and nephew, Timmy Lee. A Rosary Service was held May 21, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 22, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Toledo. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


THELMA WOOD
Thelma M. Wood, 82, of the Point Shoreland Community, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Point Place Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker who devoted her life to her husband and family. She is survived by her children, Chester (Mary) Wood, Scott (Marcie) Wood, Janet (John) Murphy, Kaye (Joe) Burnep and daughter-in-law, Vicky Wood; brother, Elmer Scalf; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wood, in 1984. She also was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Brandi Wood; brothers, Harold and Everett Scalf, and sisters, Doris Strickland and Shirley Kiefer. Funeral services were held May 18, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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JAMES BABEL

James W. Babel, 84, of Delta, Ohio, died Friday, May 1, 2009. He was born to Henry and Regina (Clark) Babel in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1924. He served in the United States Army during World War II, in Iwo Jima. Mr. Babel worked at the former Refiners Transport for 21 years, retiring in 1981. He belonged to many organizations, including the Teamsters, Point Place VFW Post 3265, Delta Eagles, DAV life member and the Point Place C.B. Club. He drove to Florida every winter, talking on his C.B. throughout the trip. He enjoyed biking, walking, fishing and golfing, and watching golf on television. Mr. Babel is survived by his daughters, Darlene (Len) Syrek and Terri (Jack) Craib; granddaughters, Tami (Steve) Spangler, Melenie (Brian) Nelson; grandsons, Matt and Bill Behrens; great-grandchildren, Preston Spangler, Sophia and Michael Nelson; step-children, Dale (Terri) Cable and Keith (Sophie) Bettinger; stepgrandsons, Josh and Cort Cable. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 34 years, Juanita Babel, in 1981, and his second wife, Helen Babel, in 2007. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Harry and Jack Babel, and infant sister, Regina Babel. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 6, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. Cecelia Sledge officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.


MARY CIESLIKOWSKI
Mary Cieslikowski, 86, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at her residence. She was born in Lukoran on the island of Ugljan on the Dalmatian coast of former Yugoslavia. She came to the United States in 1935 with her parents, Dumica and Joseph Rancich. On June 22, 1946, she married Edward Cieslikowski. She took great pride in the appearance of her home, inside and out, and enjoyed making holiday meals and baking. Ms. Cieslikowksi is survived by her sons, Ed (Mary) and Mark (Meta); daughters, Kathe (John) Reppert and Diane (Tom) Gallup; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A Rosary Service was held Monday, May 4, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Prayers began in the funeral home on Tuesday, May 5, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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CHARLOTTE FAUNCE

Charlotte Faye (Rhude) Faunce, 61, died Monday, May 4, 2009, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo Center. After graduating from Donegal High School in Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania, in 1965, she was employed at several companies, most notably U-Haul Co. of N.W. Ohio, where she worked for 15 years and enjoyed many friendships, and previously, Faunce and Faunce, Inc., a family owned sheet metal company where she met her husband, Jack. They were married in 1985. She was worthy advisor of Rainbow For Girls in Dayton, Ohio, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Dayton and a member of Dendarah Court, Ladies Oriental Shrine of America in Toledo. Mrs. Faunce is survived by her husband, Jack; sisters, Peggy (Keith) Shidemantle, and Deirdre Ann Pearson, both of Pennsylvania; brother, David (Melody) Weaver of Greenville, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Ruby Rhude. Memorial visitation and services were held Friday, May 8, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home. Interment was private. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Toledo, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Dendarah Court, L.O.S.N.A. of Toledo.




MARY SWIDERSKI

Mary J. Swiderski, 79, of Point Place, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at the Arbors at Sylvania Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on September 4, 1929, in Toledo, to Arthur and Pearl (Sergen) Gast. She was the last survivor of four sets of twins in a family of 13 children. A graduate of Waite High School, she was employed as a secretary in payroll and accounts receivable for the Dana Corp. for more than 30 years, where she retired in 1995. She also worked at one time for Toledo Scale and for the Jeep Corp. She enjoyed breakfast outings with her girlfriends from high school, and taking trips with her friends to Florida and Arizona. She was an excellent cook and a crafter who made many patchwork quilts with her sisters. Ms. Swiderski is survived by her son, Terry (Dana) Swiderski of Toledo; grandchildren, Bryan (Tricia) Swiderski, Darron (Ashley) Swiderski and Ashlee (David) Brown; great-grandchildren, Sidney Swiderski and Braydi Swiderski; sister, Anna Hoot of Waterville, Ohio; special friends, Delores Ripinski, Theresa Ello and Lois Rickert. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Swiderski, on February 7, 1989. She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret Warns, Marie Bradley, Elsie Fitzgerald, and Helen, Pauline and Alice Gast, and brothers, Herbert, Arthur, Lyle, Mel and Paul Gast. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 6, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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KENNETH POWER
Kenneth E. “K.P.” Power, 70, of Point Place, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio’s Toledo Center. He was born in 1938 to Graeland and Leonella (Cutcher) Power in Toledo. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1956. His interest and enthusiasm was for the sport of football. He was an avid fan of the Massillon Tigers, the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Mr. Powers worked as a salesman for his home improvement business for 40 years. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon (Fisher); children, Joseph (Amy) Power and Jennifer Power-Thomas; grandchildren, Robyn Thomas, Apryle Thomas, Alex Power, Jacob Power, and Malcolm Jamison. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jill Power in 1979; brother, Dallas Power, and sister, Bonnie Floto. Memorial visitation and services were held Monday, April 27, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jocelyne Foundation, c/o Monroe Bank & Trust, 7341 Secor Road, Lambertville, Michigan 48144.




HELEN VASS

Helen J. Vass, 92, died April 22, 2009, at home. She was born in Toledo on May 22, 1916, to Mate and Anna (Petrilla) Sirilo. In 1938, she married Julius Vass. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and was known for being able to comfort and calm babies and small children. She also enjoyed playing bingo and, until a few years ago, attended regularly with all of her sisters. She is survived by her son, Terry Vass; daughters, Arlene (Charlie) Leininger, Diana (Tom) Bennett and Bonnie (Rich) Halter; grandchildren, Kellie (Bill) Patton, Anita (Bob) Rowland, Pamela Bennett, Tracy Bennett, Julius (Jennifer) Jacobs, Justin (Lisa) Jacobs, Olivia Halter and Ruby Halter; great-grandchildren, Craig, Dane, Dylan, Bobbie, Crystal, Chance, Seth, Adeline, Tommy, Pamela, Rebecca, Carl, and Randy; brother, Ernest (Rita) Sirilo; sisters, Anna Wilczynski, Lola Anello, and Elizabeth Brzuchalski; sisters-in-law, Verna Hubay and Helen Sirilo, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Julius, in 1992. She also was preceded in death by her infant son, Julius; brother, Emery Sirilo, and sister, Mary Varady. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 25, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with Father James Kubajak officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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FRANK COMTE

Frank Julius Comte, 82, of Toledo, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Toledo, to William and Anna Rose (Ochs) Comte on March 25, 1927. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and shortly thereafter joined the Air Force to serve his country and was stationed in the Pacific until 1947. After discharge, he attended the University of Toledo and was a member of Phi Kappa. He started working for his family business, Comte Construction Company, as a union brick layer and carpenter and worked his way up to president and estimator, where he continued until his retirement two years ago. He enjoyed his work and every aspect of the construction business. His memberships were extensive they included; Bricklayers and Local 3 until 1997, Iron Workers Local 55 since 1977 as trustee, Toledo Building Congress and the Bricklayers Apprenticeship Committee for five years, Masonry Institute of Northwest Ohio as trustee, former past chairman of the Associated General Contractors of America Toledo Chapter in 1974 and 1987, along with being a member of the board of directors for many years. He also was an active member and past president of the Toledo Lion’s Host Club since 1963, and participated in the “Glasses for the Sight Impaired Program” and with the American Legion Toledo Post #335. He enjoyed playing cards, bowling and golfing. Mr. Comte is survived by his wife, Emmalou (Gilbert-Melnek); stepchildren, Edward Melnek, Mark Melnek, Brian (Beth) Melnek and Lisa McClain; grandchildren, Heather (Mickey) Elder, Traci (Michael) Hernandez, Brian Melnek and Aaron Melnek; great-granddaughters, Kieran Elder and Logan Hernandez; brother, Robert (Margaret) Comte; sister, Mary Angela Quilter, and nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his sons, Jeffery and Scott Comte; wife, Geraldine (Huribue) Comte, and brother, William Comte. Visitation was held Thursday, April 23, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Prayers began in the funeral home on Friday, April 24, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, 1002 Garden Lake Parkway, Toledo, Ohio, 43614 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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RICHARD BREWER
Richard H. Brewer, 57, of south Toledo died Friday, April 17, 2009, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born to Robert and Jenny (Fessler) Brewer in Toledo, on August 19, 1951. He worked as a longshoreman for Local 153 ILA for 20 years before retiring in 1990. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Adams Gun Club, was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed countless hours talking to his CB friends using the handle “Fish.” Mr. Brewer is survived by his wife of 31 years, Lora (Tyree) Brewer; children, Michelle (Robert) Russell, Angel (Carl) Beaty, Sarah (Wesley) Spence, Richard Brewer II and Susan (Patrick) Farbrother; 11 grandchildren; siblings, Diane Myrice, William Brewer, Michael Brewer and Tammie (Joe) Shank, and best friends, Harry Dixon and Rudy Garza. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Linda Brewer, Johnny Brewer, Robert (Fessler) Brewer, Terry Brewer and Cindy Sue Brewer. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 21, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. Thomas Wilson officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northwest Ohio, 2121 Hughes Drive, #Hmt640, Toledo, Ohio 43606.


STANLEY KOZLOWSKI
Stanley J. Kozlowski died April 13, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born in Toledo, on May 5, 1922, and graduated from Woodward High School. After high school, he served his country in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1944. After being honorably discharged, he joined the Toledo Fire Department, retiring in 1979 as district chief after 33 years of service. Mr. Kozlowski is survived by his sons, Ken and Jim (Mickey) Kozlowski; daughter, Mary Beth (Frank) Rork; grandchildren, Brian, Buck, Jimmy (Colleen), Jill and Danny; great-grandchild, Bradey; special in-laws, Adam and Evelyn Slivinski, and many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years in April of 2008. The Rosary was recited and Last Alarm Services were held Wednesday, April 15, in the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was held April 16, at Little Flower Catholic Church, Toledo. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Toledo Fire Museum.
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MARY PINKLEY

Mary A. (Fox) Pinkley, 77, a lifelong resident of Point Place, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009. She was born March 12, 1932, in Toledo, to Chester and Irene (Courville) Fox. She was well known for her many acts of charity. She shared her musical talents with her community, local churches, and other various establishments. She enjoyed playing the piano for the residents of the former Harborside of Point Place, and played for local churches since she was 11 years old. She also played for services at Jasin Funeral Home for the past 50 years. Mrs. Pinkley was active in many organizations, including the Ladies Shrine of North America, Dendarah Court, Point Place Business Association, Past President of the former Point Place Business Women’s Association, secretary and partner for Flags Sales and Repairs, and partner of Flags For Point Place. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Howard Pinkley; daughters, Laura (Edmund) Zunkiewicz, Heidi (Ken) Germain, Wendy (Jeff) Beallas; grandchildren, Chad Stewart, Kelly and Becky Zunkiewicz, Corey and Ben Beallas, Sarah and Jason Germain, and her brother, Robert (Louise) Fox. The Ladies Shrine of North American, Dendarah Court held services Friday, April 17, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Visitation and funeral services were held Saturday, April 18, at Point Place United Church of Christ, with the Rev. William Cox officiating. Entombment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Point Place United Church of Christ or Shriners Hospitals.


LINDA FOX
Linda Louise (Mc- Carthy) Fox, 67, of the Point/Shoreland Community, died Friday, April 10, 2009. She was born in 1942 to Richard and Dorothy (LeFevere) McCarthy in Toledo. She is survived by her sons, Ronald, Kenneth and Richard Goss; grandchildren, Jeremy Dombrowski, Misty, Dustin, Derek, Richard II, Elizabeth, Andrea, Brett, Brandon, Connor and Ciera Goss; great-grandchildren, Lelanie Frye and Angelina Alejo, and her mother. Visitation was held April 18, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral services and interment were private. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. o •ROBERT HAYWOOD Robert Alan Haywood, 64, of Toledo, died Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at St. Vincent Medical Center. He worked as a security guard for the past 20 years with the Lucas County Health Department until his retirement in 2008. He was a member of the USBC, RiverPoint Ministries United Methodist Church, and the NRA. He also enjoyed motorcycling. Mr. Haywood is survived by his wife of 29 years, Marsha; daughter, Kimberly (Kevin) of El Paso, Texas; sons, Joseph Haywood of Toledo, and William (Tonya) Daniels of Swanton; grandchildren, Kevin (Kage), Kohle, Alissa and Kirstin. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, William Haywood. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 11, at the Gasiorowski-Hanneman Funeral Home. Burial was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be given to the family.
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NorEL LEINBERGER
NorEl G. Leinberger, of Erie, Michigan, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born in 1939, in Gary, Indiana, to Lawrence and Norma (Kummero) Fleck. She enjoyed needlepointing, fishing and golfing. She is survived by her children, Kim Aldrich, James Aldrich, Jeffrey Kanfield, Tracy and Marshall Jones; grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; brother; Larry Fleck; sister, Laureen Burrs; sister-in-law, Sharon Fleck, and niece, Christi Goforth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Leinberger, and brother, Vince Fleck. Visitation and Memorial Services were held Tuesday, April 7, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., Interment was in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


CHARLES “ANDY” ANDERSON
Charles R. “Andy” Anderson, 83, of Toledo, died in his home in Point Place on Wednesday April 1, 2009. He was born April 5, 1925, in Adrian, Michigan, to Lemert and Mary Mae (Corron) Anderson. On June 22, 1946, in Williston, Ohio, he married Dorothea Oberhaus. Mr. Anderson worked for more than 37 years for Ohio Bell, as a business telephone installer and repairman, and was owner of Seagate Telecommunications for four years. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Point Place, where he served on Church Council. He served in the U.S. Navy as Seaman 1st Class with four medals during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post #135. He was Cub Master for Cub Scout Pack 123 in Point Place and was a member of the Ohio Bell Pioneers. His hobbies included travel trailer and motor home camping with his sons, granddaughters and friends, square dancing with his wife and friends, sprint car racing, NASCAR, and fishing. Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothea; sons, Charles (Laura) Anderson II, Ronald (Kyla) Anderson, and Daniel (Brenda) Anderson; grandchildren, Kristin Anderson, Julie Anderson, Troy (Stacy) Murphy, and Christopher Anderson; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Makenna Murphy, and sister, Janet (Ron) Love. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Helen Kowalka, Lena Smith, Ellen Kalasz, Evelyn Anderson, and brother, LeRoy Anderson. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 4, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, Genoa. Burial was in Allen Township Cemetery, Williston. Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 4703 North Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio 43611.
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JACQUELIN LIBSTAFF
Jacquelin “Jackie” N. (Crites) Libstaff died March 25, 2009, in Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, Indiana. She was born November 12, 1929, to Clarence Sr. and Dorothy (Ripple) Crites. Mrs. Libstaff was a long time resident of Point Place, and graduated from Waite High School. Prior to their move to Indiana, the family lived in Dundee, Michigan. She was a homemaker who enjoyed doing word puzzles and reading. She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Harold Libstaff of Middlebury, Indiana; son, Harold (Mick) Libstaff of Adrian Michigan, and brother, Harold (Ruth) Crites of Horton, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her brother, Clarence Crites Jr. No services are planned. Burial will take place at a later date in Gracelawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Care at Home Hospice Services, 1721 South Main Street, Goshen Indiana 46526.


MARY RUPLEY
Mary A. Rupley, 78, of the Point/Shoreland Community, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in her residence. She had worked for the former Lighthouse Inn as a waitress for many years. She enjoyed taking fishing trips to Canada and crafting, especially decoupage. She is survived by her daughters, Debrah (Terry) Bailey, Leslie (Andre) Varrin, Bonnie (Bob) Bush and Lisa (Jeff Aldrich) Rupley; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob and Dick McArthur, and sister, Cathy Deanda. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; daughter, Jamie; brother, James, and sister, Sallie. There was no visitation and services were private. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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ELIZABETH SABIN

Elizabeth F. “Betty” Sabin, 86, of the Point Shoreland Community, died Thursday, March 26, 2009, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born in Ogdensburg, New York, and moved to Point Place in 1935. She married Chet Sabin in 1949, and they opened Chet’s Marine Service on Edgewater Drive, which is still one of the longest running businesses on the Ottawa River. Ms. Sabin was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Red Hat Society, a lifetime member of the Ottawa River Yacht Club auxiliary, past president of ORYC ladies auxiliary (1952 and 1953), Satin Gavel and was the first woman recognized to receive the honor of ‘Ole Man of the River’ (1999). This award recognizes the efforts and dedication of various individuals who did much to improve the river and community at hand. She is survived by her children, Judith (Jerry) Nemire, Kenneth Sabin, James (Pat) Sabin, Chester (Reggi) Sabin, Robert (Mary Beth) Sabin; stepson, Tom Sabin; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild, and sister, Elaine (Tony) Feudi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester, in 1986. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Santay, and stepdaughter, Carol Ritenour. Combined ORYC services were held on March 29, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral services were held March 30, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Fr. Gerald Chmeil officiating. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


JOYCE AMBLE
Joyce Duell Amble of Perrysburg, and formerly of Temperance, Michigan, died Thursday, March 12, 2009. Her love of teaching and learning extended well past her years as a teacher. She was a tutor, a mentor and recently the leader of a book club. She dedicated her time and energy to her children, grandchildren, friends and the community. She enjoyed the friendship of many nearby and as far as Japan and Mexico. She is survived by her children, Jack (Sherry) Hammitt, Julie Davis, Jeny (Thom) Lewandowski, Molly (Dan) Kihanya; grandchildren, Tori, Michael and Lily, and siblings, Barbara Bird, Randy Duell, Phil Duell and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Jim Amble. A celebration of life service will take place on Thursday, April 9, from 2 to 7 p.m., at Nederhouser Community Hall, Olander Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice.
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ANTHONY ANELLO

Anthony J. Anello, 89, formerly of Point Place, died Monday, March 23, 2009. He was born on July 1, 1919, in Toledo, to Mariano and Marie (Farraro) Anello. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He then worked for Local 55 as an Ironworker for more than 25 years. He belonged to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and also had a membership to North Toledo Arrow Club (NTAC). He enjoyed being out of doors and playing golf. Mr. Anello is survived by his sons, Tom and Jim Kromenacker; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lola Anello, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace, in 1994. He also was preceded in death by his sons, Don and Ray Kromenacker; siblings, Carmen Shamas, Louise Brothers, Ida Mae Russell, Paul and Mike Anello, and grandson, Andy Kromenacker. Prayers were held Thursday, March 26, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.




LANCE BEDOUR JR.

Lance R. Bedour Jr., 38, of the Point/Shoreland Community, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Charleston, West Virginia, in 1970, to Janice (Roe) and Lance Bedour Sr. He worked for more than 15 years in maintenance for Toledo Beach Marina. His interests included playing paint ball; cooking, both indoors and outdoors, and spending time with his children. Mr. Bedour is survived by his wife of 10 years; Buffie (Byrd); children, Tyler and Tiana Bedour; his parents; sister, Jody Bedour; sister-in-law and brother-inlaw, Pam (Steve) Wiederhold, and several aunts and uncles. A celebration of life was held Thursday, March 26, at Point Place VFW Post 3265, 5416 North Summit Street, Toledo. Memorial contributions may be made to his wife and children.
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THOMAS DeLONG SR.

Thomas G. DeLong Sr., 87, of the Point/Shoreland Community died Monday, March 16, 2009. He was born in Hanging Rock, Ohio, in 1921, to John and Lola (Wilson) DeLong. He worked for 42 years at Jeep, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the UAW Local 12. Mr. DeLong enjoyed spending time outdoors, taking long walks, planting and caring for his gardens. He attended The Church on Strayer Road. Mr. DeLong is survived by his children, Thomas (Nancy) DeLong Jr., Joyce Winland, and Charles DeLong, along with their mother, Leona Roberts; grandchildren, Sonya, Shilo, Raymond, John, and Max; great-grandchild, Hunter; step-children, Ron and Terry McCaughey; eight step-grandchildren; three step-great-children, and sisters, Flossie Kinstler, Carolyn Williamson, and Patricia Booher. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenna, in 2002; brothers, Merril and Bud, and sisters, Ruby and Mary. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 21, at 11 a.m., in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Harborside of Sylvania, 5757 Whiteford Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623.


LYDIA DRAKE
Lydia M. Drake, 88, of Point Place, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, in the Franciscan Care Center, Sylvania, Ohio. She was born to Louis and Amelia (Massari) Tudico in Tornimparta, Italy. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughter, Marie (Patrick) Conley; son, Leroy (Jerri) Drake; grandchildren, Julie Dalton, Thomas (Becky) Dalton, Amy (Eric) Kleinrichert, Christina Yeager and Bryan (Melinda) Drake; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Christopher, Kathrynn, Jack Henry, Anna Marie, Andrew, Joseph and Lauren Elisabeth; siblings, Pat (Ginny) Tudico, Tony (Nina) Mass and Agnes Harris, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Sr., and brothers, Nello, Geno and Ennio Tudico. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 21, at 9 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with Fr. Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
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FRANK INCORVAIA SR.

Frank J. Incorvaia Sr., 84, of Point Place died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at St. Vincent’s Mercy Medical Center. He was born in 1924, to John and Angeline (Cuttaia) Incorvaia. He was the owner and founder of Inky’s Fine Italian Foods. He worked in the restaurant for 30 years and retired in 1987. Mr. Incorvaia served in the United States Army during World War II. He belonged to Elks Lodge 53 and the VFW. He enjoyed scuba diving, fishing off the piers in Florida and at Round Lake in the Irish Hills of Michigan. He also enjoyed golfing and traveling to Florida for the sunshine and fishing. Mr. Incorvaia also enjoyed woodcarving, and teaching his grandchildren to drive. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gloria (St. John); children, John (Kay), Frank Jr. (Margaret), and Linda (Greg); seven grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 17, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Interment was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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LAWRENCE SCOBLE

Lawrence “Larry” W. Scoble, 60, of Toledo, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Toledo, in 1948, to Walter and Anna Mae (McGrath) Scoble. He worked as a detective for the Toledo Police Department, retiring in 2001. He also had served in the Army National Guard as an MP. Mr. Scoble was a member of the Wolf’s Den, the Toledo Policeman Patrol Association, and American Legion Conn-Weissenberger Post 587. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially at his cottage in northern Michigan, fishing, hunting and golfing. He is survived by his sons, Brent (Tara) Scoble, and Chris (Kristy) Scoble; grandchildren, Kyle, Zackery and Ella Scoble; his parents; sisters, Muriel (Gary) Sindyla, and Valerie (Dennis) Abbott; fiancée, Sharon Cassity and her daughter, Brittany; niece, Kerrie Sindyla and nephew, Richard Wheeler. Visitation was held Sunday, March 15, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home. Funeral services and interment were private.
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EDWARD RODRIGUEZ
Edward Anthony Lee Rodriguez, infant son of Sasha Ann Rodriguez, died Monday, March 16, 2009. He is survived by his mother and many other family members. There was no visitation and services were private. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc.




ALICE “BUSIA” HOWARD

Alice “Busia” M. Howard, 80, of Point Place, died Sunday, March 15, 2009. She was born in Toledo, in 1928, to Casper and Mary (Walczak) Siwa. She worked for 20 years as a home health care provider. Ms. Howard was an active lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She is survived by her sons, Daniel (Dawn), and David (April); daughter-inlaw, Connie (Jim) McDonald; grandchildren, Dawne, Danielle, John, Lauren, Jordan, and Ashley, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Dewey Howard, and son, Dennis. Scripture Services were held Thursday, March 19, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Prayers began in the funeral home on Friday, March 20, followed by a procession to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for a Funeral Mass with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Summit and 124th streets, Toledo, Ohio 43611.


JAMES BARRY
James Michael “Jimmy” Barry of Point Place died on Friday, March 6, 2009, in Toledo. He was born to Katherine and James Barry in Toledo, on March 25, 1942. He graduated from Woodward High School. He retired from the University of Toledo Medical Center, formerly MCO, after 25 years of service. Mr. Barry was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his sister, Mary Baum; niece, Amy (Jeff) Mentel; nephew, Anthony Baum; great-niece, Olivia Newman; uncles, Lawrence (Marge) Damas and Fred Damas, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. There was no visitation. A graveside prayer service was held Wednesday, March 11, at Forest Cemetery, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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JERRY “BUBBA” DAZELL JR.

Jerry Robert “Bubba” Dazell Jr., 35, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 5, 2009, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He worked for Valvoline Instant Oil Change as a manager for more than 10 years and most recently started work at Calphalon Corporation. He enjoyed many sporting events, including Red Wings Hockey, WWE Wrestling and was an avid fan of NASCAR and Jeff Gordon. Mr. Dazell is survived by his wife of eight years, Katherine (Miller) Dazell; parents, Janet and Robert Luda, and Jerry and Sharon Dazell Sr.; sisters, Amy Swade, Teresa Dazell Heninger and Kelly (Katie Murdock) Dazell; grandparents, Robert and Ruth Dazell, and Mary Hughes; mother-in-law, Carolyn Miller; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, and special friends, Aaron Pontius, Dawn Lafferty, Corey Fisher and Mary Boss. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joan and Ellis Ferguson, and J. Reid Hughes, and father-in-law, Charles Miller. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 10, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. Terry Pontius officiating. Interment was in Whiteford Union Cemetery, Bedford Township, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.




ELLI HOLYCROSS

Elli Holycross, 77, of Point Place, died Monday, March 9, 2009, in her residence. She was born in Sacrau, Germany, to Rudolf and Anna Bierwagen. She worked as an assembly worker for the Dura Corporation for more than 20 years, retiring in 1985. She is survived by her children, Donald (Rachel) Holycross, Susan Contrerras, William (Julie) Holycross Jr., Beverly (Eric) Mills, Karen Holycross and Harold (Jean) Holycross; daughter-in-law, Sue Holycross; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and many other family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Sr., in 1973. She also was preceded in death by her son, Gerhard Holycross, and brother, Manfred Bierwagen. Funeral Services were held Saturday, March 14, at 10 a.m., in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
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WANDA PARKER
Wanda Faye Parker, 16, of Brookpark, Ohio, died March 4, 2009, at Metro Health Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born in Toledo, on June 19, 1992, to Scott Parker and Teresa Hinzman. She attended Berea High School and was employed at Taco Bell. She was an animal lover and enjoyed talking on her cell phone. Wanda is survived by her father, Scott (Tonya) Parker of Toledo; mother, Teresa Parker; grandparents, Charles Bogdanski, and Wanda (Gary) Swager; brothers, Kevin, Brian, Michael and Dylan; aunts, Lisa Brown of Toledo, June Hart of Kentucky; uncles, Mike of California, Brian Blanton of Tennessee and Mike and Jeff Hinzman; cousin, Makayla Hinzman, and many other cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Joyce Bogdanski, and grandfather, Isaac Hinzman. Interment was in Woodvale Cemetery in Brookpark.


BERNICE SHAMBARGER
Bernice M. “Bunny” Shambarger, 93, formerly of Point Place, died Monday, March 9, 2009. She worked at Savage Market on Detroit Avenue prior to her marriage to William Shambarger. After marrying, she stayed home to raise her family. Once her children no longer required her attention, she started her 20-year career with Continentals Baking-Wonder Bread as a hostess, which led to her promotion of manager at the Thrift Stores on Summit Street and Telegraph Road. She enjoyed cooking for her family, gardening and traveling. Ms. Shambarger is survived by her children, William (Lynda) Shambarger and Terry (Ron) Klawonn; grandchildren, Jennifer (Mark) Smith, Lisa (Nate) Eaton, Aaron (Mindy) Klawonn, Ryan (Jeannie) Klawonn, and Kelly Klawonn, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1998. Funeral services were held Friday, March 13, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. Robert Noble officiating. Interment was in Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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ROSEMARY BABKA
Rosemary Babka, of Point Place, died March 4, 2009, at the Toledo Hospital. She was born in Toledo, in 1933, to Stanley and Mary (Kasprzak) Pawelec. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1951. She married Norman Babka. She enjoyed traveling with her family. Places of destination on family trips included Upper Peninsula, Michigan, Hawaii, Florida, Arizona and Las Vegas. She enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. She was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Rosary Altar Society, and a CYA Booster. Ms. Babka is survived by her children, Norman “Sonny” (Kristy) Babka, Patricia Spear, Robert Babka, and Thomas (Carey) Babka; grandchildren, Ryan, Lindsay and Adam Spear, Sarah (Matthew) Karp, and Bethany Babka; great-grandchildren, Jared Babka, Faith and Chance Karp, and Madison Spear. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Norman, and her sister, Patricia Pawelec. Prayers began Saturday, March 7, at 11:30 a.m., in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., then proceeded to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, for the Funeral Mass. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association.




VIRGINIA LINCE

Virginia M. Lince, 86, of north Toledo, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, in her home. She was born in Kokomo, Indiana, in 1922, to Floyd and Tressie Marie (Hunter) Frakes. A homemaker, she enjoyed crocheting, being outdoors, and gardening. She also enjoyed playing games such as Bunko and Yahtzee with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Larry) Gross, Sharon Lawson, Darlene (Jim) Dukeshire, and Debbie Ruffin; 24 grandchildren; 40 greatgrandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley “Curly” Lince; daughters, Loretta Smith and Carol Sue Worley, and brother, Robert Frakes. Funeral services were held Friday, March 6, at 11 a.m., in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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ETHEL McGIBBENY
Ethel Mae McGibbeny, 86, of the Point Place Community, died Monday, March 2, 2009. She was born in Toledo, in 1922, to William and Clara (Parsells) Berkel. She was a dietary aide for St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center for 12 years, retiring in 1976. She married James “Phil” McGibbeny, on January 21, 1943. Ms. McGibbeny was an honorary member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. She is survived by her son, Gary (Nancy) McGibbny; grandchildren, Christopher (Suzy) McGibbeny, James (Nora) McGibbeny and Tania (Brian) Jagodzinski; great-grandchildren, Frank, Amber, Jacob, Devon, Shawn, Troy, Kyle and Brianna; great-greatgrandchildren, Frankie, Bella and Ricky. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, and infant son, William. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 5, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.




RUTH KORNOWA

Ruth May (Wambold) Kornowa, 87, died Saturday, February, 21, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Toledo, on June 13, 1921, to Edward and Esther Wambold. She grew up in Perrysburg, and graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1938, where she was the captain of her basketball team. On August 31, 1940, she married Andrew Kornowa of Toledo. She had a special love for animals, and was an avid football, baseball and golf fan. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, antiquing and riding her bicycle to garage sales. During the past 14 months while she resided a Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, Ms. Kornowa enjoyed playing bingo and the musical entertainment, lunch outings, earning gold medals and meeting new friends. She is survived by her children, Donald (Joan), Dennis (Jeanette), Douglas Kornowa and Diane Kornowa, all of Toledo; grandchildren, Shelly (Andy) Dionyssiou, Don Kornowa, and Ryan (Heather) Kornowa; greatgrandchildren, Courtney, Hunter, and Logan Kornowa, Lauren Dionyssiou; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Andrew; brothers, Edward (Bud), Vernon (Skip), and John (Meat) Wambold. A Parstas prayer service was held February 25, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. On February 26, prayers were held in the funeral home followed by the procession to St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Rossford, for Mass of the Christian Burial with Father George Mullonkal officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 133 Walnut Street, Rossford, Ohio 43460.
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WILLIAM NEWELL JR.

William “Bapa” J. Newell Jr., 71, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, to William and Helene (Marchant) Newell in 1937. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17 served as a member of Task Force 77 Seventh Fleet. After seven years, he transferred to Naval Air and met Scheran Jenne; they married in 1964, while Mr. Newell was serving at Naval Air Station Grosse Ile, Michigan. He is a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the Navy as chief petty officer in 1985. Mr. Newell worked as a resident service engineer for Reliance Electric Company from 1968 to 1982; technical training specialist for Chrysler Corporation, and medically retired in 1991. He also worked as a voting booth election official. He was a Girl Scout leader, member of F.O.E. Eagles #197, a member of Naval Enlisted Reserve Association, Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club, and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Scheran; children, Charles (Constance) Newell and Cynthia Schultz; grandsons, Christopher, Curtis and Charles III, and sisters, Helene Twyman and Patricia Marion. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 28, at 1 p.m., at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., 5300 North Summit Street, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Home Care & Hospice, 3450 West Central Avenue, Suite 230, Toledo, Ohio 43606.
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GERALDINE POOLE

Geraldine (Eleston) Poole, 84, of the Point/Shoreland Community, died Monday, February 23, 2009, in her home. She was born in 1924, in Toledo. She graduated from Waite High School and attended Mary Manse College. She joined the U.S. State Department in 1963, and was posted abroad on assignments for the Foreign Service at American Embassies in Monrovia, Liberia; Mexico City, D.F.; Lusaka, Zambia; London, U.K.; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya; the U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), in Brussels, Belgium, and the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France. She served in various assignments in Washington, D.C., including in African Affairs, Latin American Affairs, European and Canadian Affairs, and as secretary to the U.S. ambassador for state and local governments. While assigned to NATO in Washington and Brussels, she served as staff secretary at NATO Ministerial meetings in Brussels, Paris, Oslo and Ottawa; the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) in Helsinki, Finland, and the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) office in Vienna, Austria. She received several State Department achievement awards, including as a member of the Working Group on the taking of American hostages in Iran which culminated in the return to the U.S. of the hostages in 1980, and on the task force on the coup d`etat which deposed the Sultan of Zanzibar in 1964. She retired from the Foreign Service as secretary to the U.S. ambassador to the OECD in Paris. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, she was employed as secretary to the Commanding Officer of Rossford Ordnance Depot and as a legal secretary in the Marshall, Melhorn law office in Toledo. While at Rossford Ordnance Depot, she also served at preliminary Loyalty-Security Hearings under the McCarthy House Unamerican Activities Committee. She is survived by her son, Michael (Camille) Poole; daughter, Terry Ferrari; grandsons, Kerry (Brenda) Trester and Nicholas (Kristi) Poole; g r e a t - g r a n d c h i l d r e n , Michelle, Kerry II and Alexander, and sister, Nancy (Carl) Larson of Cleveland, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her brother, Theodore Eleston; sister, Victoria DeGroff, and twin sister, Patricia Lawton. There was no visitation. Graveside services were held February 27, at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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MARIE CRISCIO

Marie Nettie Criscio, 91, of Toledo, died Saturday, February 14, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born Nettie Marie Ellison on November 5, 1917, to George and Maude (Wade) Ellison. She married Samuel Criscio on August 31, 1940, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Toledo. Mrs. Criscio is survived by her husband of 68 years, Samuel; daughter, Gay Criscio of Monroe, Michigan; son, Kenneth Criscio of Ann Arbor, Michigan; granddaughters, Nettie Criscio of Wesley Chapel, Florida, Sharon (Dan) Hensley Alford of Dearborn, Michigan; Sara (Jef) Light of Toledo, and Megan (Chris) Dooley of Plymouth, Michigan; greatgrandchildren, Nate, Nora, Grace, Kieran and Cormac, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Domenic Criscio; daughterin- law, Kathleen Criscio, and siblings, Bessie Jones, LaVerne Dowiak, Eleanor Hase, Harold Fulk, Alta Baucom, John “Bob” Ellison and James “Sid” Ellison. Services were held Saturday, February 21, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, with Father Marc Gawronski of St. Mary’s Parish in Monroe, Michigan, officiating. A private inurnment will take place at a later date in the Old St. Patrick’s Church Columbarium in Ann Arbor. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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CLARA SCHUMAKER

Clara (McCrory) Schumaker, 81, died December 19, 2008. She lived in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, for the past four years. She grew up in Point Place and enjoyed ice skating on the Ottawa River. Retired from Libbey Glass in 1992, she was known as a good organizer in preparing banquet meals at St. Anthony Villa with Monsignor Doyle, and Marian Movement of Priests in the 1980s, St. Agnes Parish’s Marian retreats. She traveled to the Holy Land, Fatima in Portugal, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico. She volunteered at Teentown, bowling, and many sports events for her children and grandchildren. Later in life she married Robert Schumaker, who taught her to play golf. They enjoyed many vacations to Mexico. She also enjoyed playing euchre. Ms. Schumaker is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, Kathy Essex; son, Jeffrey (Jo) McCrory; grandchildren, Natalie (Steven) Meyers, Justin and Nicholas Essex, Chad, Eric, Brandon and Veronica McCrory; greatgrandchildren, Max, Ben, Caydence, and Mackenzie, MaKayla, Kiley, Trace, Haylee; stepdaughters, Robin Davis, Stacey Dempter, and Kendra Walters; stepson, Robert Davis; step-grandchildren, Casey, Kalina, Katie, Mathew, Sarah; sisters, Florence Murphy, Marge Sulewski and Imogene Jester, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by James McCrory; brothers, Vernon and Norman, and sister,Virginia. A Memorial Mass was held in Florida and a Memorial Mass will be held in Toledo for family and friends at a future date.
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CARRIE HEPFINGER

Carrie Hepfinger, 98, of Mesa, Arizona, died at Banner Baywood Hospital on Saturday, January 31, 2009. She was born in Rock County, Kentucky, on September 5, 1910, to Jeremiah and Mary Jane (Maupin) Owens. She married Park Hepfinger in Angola, Indiana, on December 21, 1927. They moved to Bowling Green, Ohio, then to the Point Place/Shoreland Community. Mrs. Hepfinger worked outside the home for short periods but mostly was a homemaker. She was a former member of Ottawa River Yacht Club Ladies Auxiliary. Ms. Hepfinger is survived by her daughter, Betty (Roland) Muhleman of Shasta Lake, California; son, Ed (Rosemary) Hepfinger of Toledo; daughterin- law, Bonnie Hepfinger of Garden Grove, California, eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Park, in 1987. She also was preceded in death by her infant son, Billy; son, Gerald; granddaughter, Jodi, in 1979; four sisters; one brother; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held Thursday, February 12, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation, c/o Donna Batdorff, 2731 Porter SW, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49509 or the Mustard Seed Outreach Ministries, 5420 302nd Street, Toledo, Ohio 43611.
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ANNA “GERRI” SULIKOWSKI
Anna G. “Gerri” Sulikowski, 84, former Point Place resident, died Tuesday, February 10, 2009. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania, in 1924, to Edward and Elsie (Porch) Albright. She worked as a bookkeeper for 27 years at the former Ohio Citizens Bank, retiring in 1981. She enjoyed spending time at the Friendship Park Senior Center. She also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Point Place VFW Post #3265. Ms. Sulikowski is survived by her daughters, Marlene (Robert) Connolly of Maumee, and Charlene (Paul) Klaiss of Tiffin, Ohio; grandchildren, Sandi (Jason) of Waterville; Ami of Oregon, Ohio; Chad of Curtice, Ohio; Ron (Sharon) of Tiffin, and Joe of Oregon; five step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and eight step-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in 1992; one brother and four sisters. Funeral services began at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, with Deacon Douglas Bullimore officiating. Private interment was in Restlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Park Senior Center, 2930 131st Street, Toledo, Ohio 43611, or Heartland of Waterville, 8885 Browning Drive, Waterville, Ohio 43566.


PAUL ZALECKI
Paul F. Zalecki, 92, of Point Place, died Friday, February 6, 2009. He was born November 14, 1916, to Paul and Agnes (Wodzinski) Zalecki in Toledo. Mr. Zalecki served his country for 3-1/2 years during World War II in the Army Air Corps while stationed in England, Africa and Italy. Prior to entering into the Armed Forces, Mr. Zalecki was a welder for Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad. Upon his return from war, he worked as a welder, for 40 years at Surface Combustion, retiring in 1980. After serving in the military, he introduced himself and became committed to numerous associations with his fellow comrades, such as: past commander of Point Place VFW Post #3265, past commander of the former Willow Beach VFW Post #7756, and past commander of the former Military Order of the Cooties Pup Tent #2, and he was a Ham Radio Operator K8UCH. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Leona (Gawrych); children, Pat (Tom) Ahl, Lorraine (Rodney) Pietrowski, and Paul (Nancy) Zalecki; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, and his infant great-granddaughter, Emily (P.J.) Ahl. Point Place VFW Post 3265 conducted services on Thursday, February 12, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. On Friday, February 13, prayers began in the funeral home prior to a Funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m., with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, Ohio 43537.
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KATHRYN JACOBS
Kathryn Jacobs, of Phoenix, Arizona and formerly of the Point/Shoreland Community, died Monday, February 2, 2009. She was born in Toledo, on February 12, 1923, to John and Cora Trombley. She served in the United States Navy during World War II. In 2001, she moved to Phoenix to be closer to her family. She is survived by her children, Judy (Gene), Joni and Jack; 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Howard, in 1996. Visitation was held Sunday, February 8, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. 5300 North Summit Street. Funeral services were held Monday, February 9, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona, 85014.




DR. MICHAEL ZOHN

Michael R, Zohn, O.D., 54, died December 9, 2008. He was in an optometric practice with his father, Dr. Alvin Zohn, and Dr. Gail Sanderson in Point Place. He was a life long area resident who attended the University of Toledo and graduated with a degree of doctor of optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in 1979. He was an active member in many associations, including the American Optometric Association, the Ohio and Toledo Optometric Associations, Advisor to the Optometric/ Ophthalmic Technology program at Owens Community College. Dr. Zohn was a past president of the Point Place Business Association (1986 and 2000), was named Businessperson of the Year in 1990 and 1997, and was zone governor for the Toledo Optometric Society. He also served on many boards and committees. He enjoyed traveling, camping, skiing, photography and music. Dr. Zohn is survived by his wife, Cindy; father, Alvin (Jane); mother, Evelyn Zohn; brother, Jerry (Beth) of Berkey, Ohio; step-brother, Kevin (Robyn) Cable of Coral Springs, Florida; step-sister, Brenda (Boyd) Steele of Toledo; nephews, Justin, Stephen and Eric Zohn, Josh Steele, J’son Cable; nieces, Tami Bunker, Korie and Paige Cable; aunt, Marcia Pitler and cousin, Russel (Amy) Pitler. A celebration of life was held December 16, at the Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home, Toledo. Memorial contributions may be made to Metroparks of the Toledo Area, 5100 West Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43615, or to the Point Place Business Association Beautification Committee or Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 5074, Toledo, Ohio 43611.
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TUFFIE PAUL SABA

Tuffie Paul Saba died January 15, 2009. He was born on June 29, 1923, to immigrant parents within a large family, and was raised by a single mother through the Great Depression. He served as a Merchant Marine during World War II. Although he had little formal education, he was well traveled and well read. He is survived by his son, Michael “Mickey” Saba of Portland, Oregon; daughter, Janice Sawyer of Toledo; grandson, Kurt (Rie) Sawyer; great-grandson, Alex Sawyer; companion, Mary Berry; stepdaughter, Sue (Don) Morris; brothers, Raffie, Bill, and Philip; sisters, Helen Fisher and Linda Zagara; special nephew, Tom Franklin, and son-in-law, Gary Sawyer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; brothers, George, Jimmy and Joe Saba, and sisters, Nellie Abodeely, Sally Dewood, Frieda Franklin, and Joanne Rogers. A private celebration of his life was held for his closest family and friends. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice.
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TIMOTHY VOLKER
Timothy “Tim” R. Volker, 48, of Bradenton, Florida, died unexpectedly on January 23, 2009. He was born on November 4, 1960, and was raised in the Point Place area. A 1978 graduate of Woodward High School, he served in the United States Marine Corps from 1979 to 1983. He enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie and the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Volker is survived by his parents, Al (Sue) Volker of Point Place, and mother, Janice Weil of Bradenton; brothers, Richard, Daniel (Jennifer) and David (Tiffany) Volker; three nieces; three nephews, and close friend and companion of several years, Elaine Crabill of Bradenton. A private memorial was held in Florida. Memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or Messiah Lutheran Church, Toledo.




ROSE SWAFFORD McNABB

Rose “Aunt Rose” Swafford McNabb, 75, of the Point/Shoreland community and Marblehead, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 27, 2009, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Toledo, in 1933, to Thomas and Margaret (Lymanstall) Porter. She worked at Gladieux Food, Dana Corporation, and Mary Beck’s Fireside Inn as their cook for a total of 50 years, and for 10 years with Jeep before retiring in 1991. She was a member of UAW Local #12. Ms. McNabb enjoyed crafting, crocheting, and spending time outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with her family. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 38 years, Carl Swafford, in 1992. She married Jerry McNabb in 2002, and he preceded her in death in 2003. She is survived by her sister, Betty Waterfield; nieces and nephews, Cathy (Bob) Thigpen, Timothy (Carol) McNabb, Daniel (Kelly) McNabb and Janna McNabb; nine greatnephews; two great-nieces; 13 great-great grandchildren; special cousins, Mary and Rosalie, and many other cousins from Defiance, Ohio. She also was preceded in death by her sister, Helen McNabb, in 1998. Visitation and funeral services were held Thursday, January 29, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Danbury Senior Center, 8470 East Harbor Road, Marblehead, Ohio 43440 or the Friendship Park Senior Center, 2930 131st Street, Toledo, Ohio 43611.
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RITA BATDORF

Rita L. (Haas) Batdorf, 83, of Point Place, died Saturday, January 17, 2009, at her residence. She worked as a lunchroom supervisor for 18 years at St. John the Baptist School, where she was affectionately called “Gamma Rita” by the children. Prior to working for the school, she was employed by the former Woolson Spice Company, Kimble Glass Company and was a “demo lady” for many area grocery stores. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and enjoyed playing cards, bingo, trips to the casinos and spending time with her family. Ms. Batdorf is survived by her daughter, Letha Boughey; son, David (Janice) Batdorf; grandchildren, Jeff (Shauna) Boughey, Steven (Lindsey) Batdorf, Tracy (Matt) Ryan, Ian Batdorf and Justin Batdorf; great-grandchildren, Avery and McKenna Ryan; daughter- in-law; Linda Batdorf, and several special nieces and friends. Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Dayton; son, Stanley, and sisters; Helen O’Neill and Dorothy Emmick. A Rosary service was held Tuesday, January 20, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 21, in the funeral home, with Fr. Alan Zobler OSFS officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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BETTY MERCURIO-SHOCK
Betty J. Mercurio-Shock, 85, of Toledo, died Monday, January 19, 2009, at her home. She was born on May 30, 1923, in Toledo, to Sidney Clark and Nina (Glaser) Clark. A homemaker, she enjoyed crocheting, and was an avid reader, especially romance novels. She was an enthusiastic baker of cherry pies, éclairs, white cakes, and made great potato salad. She enjoyed watching football and Notre Dame was her favorite team. Her enthusiasm for sports also included her grandchildren’s football games. She was a former parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church, Toledo. She is survived by her daughters, Judith Hullibarger of Temperance, Michigan, Linda (Robert) Badman of Toledo, and Becky Mercurio of Troy, New York; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and niece, Jan Clay. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Mercurio, in 1979, and her second husband, Richard Shock, in 1992. She also was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Mercurio Jr., and her sister, Virginia Murphy. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 22, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, Toledo. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Toledo Humane Society.
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STANLEY WOLFINGER

Stanley E. Wolfinger, 89, of Point Place, died Wednesday, January 14, 2009, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was a foreman for the Toledo Plate Glass Co. for 43 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. In his early years, he performed in local versions of “Our Gang” of the Little Rascals movies. He enjoyed playing bingo, eating breakfast at McDonald’s on Alexis Road, taking the casino bus from the former Northtowne Mall every Monday. He is survived by his sister, Virginia Davis, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Wolfinger was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, in 2001. He also was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Zydel; brothers, Charles, Ralph and Joseph Wolfinger. Funeral services were held January 17, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, with Fr. Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, 3883 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio 43606.
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HILTON “RED” OBERDIER

Hilton “Red” H. Oberdier, of the Point Place/Shoreland community, died Monday, January 19, 2009. He was born August 27, 1926, to May (Hastings) and Leon Oberdier, on Onondago Avenue, Toledo, where he lived his entire life on some portion of the family’s farm, even building with his own hands a home on property left to him by his grandfather. At age 17, Mr. Oberdier enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II, serving as a pharmacist’s mate. During the Korean War, he served as a corpsman for the Marine Corps. He met his first wife, Louise Breksa, at the St. Regis Paper Company cutting the rubber stamps to be used on the bags. In the 1950-60s he became a custom automobile trimmer, building convertible tops and upholstering classic cars many of which are still being displayed, most notably at the Bennington Museum, being the 1925 Wasp Touring Car restored by Henry Dodge. He was a member of Local 55, Ironworkers and was retired from the Ironworkers after 20 years, working on such landmarks as the Owens-Illinois Building downtown and the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant. Retirement allowed him the chance to pursue other interests which included the gathering of the history of Point Place and the creation of the Point Place Heritage Society, serving as its president and writing articles of interest for the Point and Shoreland Journal for many years. He was a member of CrossPoint Community Church, formerly the Berean Fellowship of Onondaga Avenue, was built on the site of the Hastings-Oberdier Family farm. Mr. Oberdier enjoyed life, whether it was digging holes for a garden or fixing anything and everything, building things, traveling with his wife or the two of them just dancing the night away. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Sandra (Gibson) Oberdier; children, Sandra (Thomas) Reid, Tony Oberdier; step-children, Darlene and Dave Spradlin, Rick (Gayle) Gibson, and Tim Gibson; grandchildren, Justin (Jolene) Reid; Anne (Tim) Gerber; Kristie Gibson; Bryan (Amy) Gibson; Shane (Amanda) Gibson; Lisa (Jon) Crye; Kyle (Jim) Stelmaszak; Olivia (Jordan) Gibson; Andrew Gibson and Dorina Gross; 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gertrude Piorkowski, and many nieces and nephews, especially, John Lee Horvath. He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Louise, in 1980. He also was preceded in death by his stepson, Keith Gibson. Funeral services were held Friday, January 23, at CrossPoint Community Church, with the Rev. Michael DeLong officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to CrossPoint Community Church, P.O. Box 5097, Toledo, Ohio 43611, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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RAYMOND SOTKIEWICZ

Raymond A. Sotkiewicz, 70, of Point Place, died Wednesday, January 21, 2009. He was born in Toledo, in 1938, to Anthony and Tekla (Przybysz) Sotkiewicz. He worked as a floor designer and installer for Scheider-Dietrich, Inc. for 40 years, retiring in 1992. He also was an accomplished photographer, a framer of art, Web site creator, and served as a board member and artist with the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild. He and his wife, Carol, enjoyed traveling to various destinations. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol (Balazs); son, Raymond “Scott” (Andrea) Sotkiewicz of Seattle, Washington, and grandson, Joseph Sotkiewicz. He was preceded in death by his infant daughters, Susan and Linda. Visitation was held Friday, January 23, from 2 to 7 p.m., at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., 5300 North Summit Street, where funeral services began at 7 p.m., with Father Gerald Chmiel officiating. Interment was private. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, March 7, at 10 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Priests of the Sacred Heart, P. O. Box 900, Hales Corners, Wisconsin 53130 or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
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BETTY PETERS
Betty J. Peters, 86, of Point Place, died Sunday, January 11, 2009, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. A homemaker, she enjoyed sewing, quilting and crafting. She and her husband made many friends over the years while camping and would meet up with some to enjoy the outdoors and their company, especially in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Walter Hayes State Park at Wamplers Lake and Luddington, Michigan. Ms. Peters is survived by her husband of 65 years, Harold; daughter, Sharon (Marty) Modrowski; grandsons, Martin (Debra) Modrowski Jr. and Robert (Ana) Modrowski, and greatgrandchildren, Crosby, Taylor, J. Hunter and Faith. She was preceded in death by her son, Harold Peters. Visitation was held January 17, from 1 to 4 p.m,. and memorial services began at 4 p.m., in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Her final resting place is private. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


ILA YARBERRY
Ila F. Yarberry, 86, of Perrysburg, and formerly of Point Place, died Sunday, January 11, 2009, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. A homemaker, she enjoyed sewing and crocheting, playing poker and listening to Bobby Vinton. She was an avid Notre Dame football fan. She enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She is survived by her children, Shirley (Victor) Misiuda, George (Debbie), Robert (Jeannie), Dale (Kathleen), Dennis and Alan (Sharon) Yarberry; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Yarberry; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Mae Keifer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Yarberry Sr.; son, Paul Jr.; daughters, Pauline and Nancy Yarberry; sisters, Ruth Sondys and Helen Keifer, and brothers, Earl, Noel, Richard and Ed Keifer. Funeral services were held January 14, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, with Deacon John Campbell officiating. Interment was in Forest Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
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EDWARD MONHOLLEN SR.
Edward L. Monhollen Sr., 87, of the Point/Shoreland community, died Friday, January 2, 2009. He worked as a bus driver for TARTA for more than 30 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and the Zenobia Shrine, Damascus/Collingwood Lodge 643 F&AM, VFW Post #3265, AmVets, Dads of Foreign Service Vets and was a Past Commander of VFW Lucas County. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart while in the Asiatic- Pacific Theater. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Norma (Croley) Monhollen; children, Edward Jr. (Cynthia), Shelby (Laura), Janet Dickson, Bruce (Lorre) and Andrea Green, 12 grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren; siblings, Nella Jean (Jack) Broyles, Ora Kansorka, Sarah Monhollen, Joseph (Janette) Monhollen, and son-in-law, George Green. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters, and son-in-law, Bruce Dickson. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 7, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


JAMES ZIEGLER
James E. Ziegler, 82, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009. He was born in Toledo, to Clarence and Elva (Metz) Ziegler in 1926. At age 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II. He served on the USS Saratoga CV-5, affectionately known as SARA; she received seven battle stars for her service in WWII. After the war, Mr. Ziegler worked as a machinist for Schindler Elevator for 28 years, retiring in 1988. He was an avid reader. Mr. Ziegler is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lois (Disher) Winslow- Ziegler; children, Judith (David) Stange, Robert Ziegler, Susan (Ron) Stobinski and Linda (David) McLean; step-children, Christine (Ben) Pugh and Michael (Terrie) Winslow; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and brother, Robert Ziegler. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lois Pohlman, and brothers, Richard, Donald, and Kenneth Ziegler. Funeral services were held Friday, January 9, at the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. William Fink officiating. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Previously listed Point & Shoreland Journal Obituraries
2009
(alphabetical order)

JOYCE AMBLE

CHARLES “ANDY” ANDERSON

ANTHONY ANELLO

JEANETTE ARNOLD

DONNA AUERBACH

JAMES BABEL

ROSEMARY BABKA

STEWARD BALL

JAMES BARRY

RITA BATDORF

LANCE BEDOUR JR.

EUGENE BEAUDOIN SR.

BARRY BIGELOW

RALPH BRANN SR.

RICHARD BREWER

CHARLES BUNKER

EDWARD CaJACOB JR.

MARY CIESLIKOWSKI

BARBARA COLEMAN

FRANK COMTE

GOLDIE CRIBBS

MARIE CRISCIO

HAZEL CRITES

MARK CUNNINGHAM

JERRY DAZELL JR.

THOMAS DeLONG SR.

LEON DOBROLENSKI

LYDIA DRAKE

MARY RITCHIE ELAM

CHARLOTTE FAUNCE

JOHN ‘JACK’ FITCH

THERESA FLYNN

LINDA FOX

KELLY FREDRICKS

LEVONNE GANTT

GERTRUDE “SANDY” GERBER

JOYCE GOKEY

SHARON GONZALEZ

DONALD GOSPODAREK

JAMES GREENE

JUDITH GUERRERO

CHARLES HALL

GLENN HAMMER

PHILLIP HARVEY

MARK HELLER

BETTY HENDEE

PHYLLIS HENRY

CARRIE HEPFINGER

KATHLEEN “KAT JO” MARLEAU-HERRERA

RAYMOND HILL

BETH HOLLMAN

ELLI HOLYCROSS

ALICE “BUSIA” HOWARD

MARIAN HOSLER

VERNA HUBAY

FRANK INCORVAIA SR.

KATHRYN JACOBS

JAMES JOYCE JR.

DORIS KAROW

MAE KEIFER

ROSEMARIE KENDZIERSKI

JAMES KEREKES

OLIVER KESLING

LEILA KISS

JESSIE KNAKIEWICZ

RUTH KORNOWA

DAVID KORPIK

DANIEL KOSAKOWSKI

STANLEY KOZLOWSKI

DAVID LAAS SR.

JEANETTE LEBOWSKY

NorEL LEINBERGER

JACQUELIN LIBSTAFF

VIRGINIA LINCE

ALBERT LONGORIA SR.

EARL McBRIDE

ETHEL McGIBBENY

ROSE SWAFFORD McNABB

JAMES MOHN

EDWARD MONHOLLEN SR.

MARY ANN MOUCH

EMILY MUSIALOWSKI

WILLIAM NEWELL JR.

NILA “GALE” NICHOLS

HILTON “RED” OBERDIER

CHERYLL O’BRIEN

NORMAN ORZEHOWSKI SR.

MARY LOU OSBORNE

WANDA PARKER

JAMES PAUWELS

ROBERT PEARSON

HENRY PENNINGTON JR.

BETTY PETERS

JOHN PIEPER

MARY PINKLEY

GERALDINE POOLE

KENNETH POWER

LEONEL “LISTO” RAMOS

JOSE RENTERIA JR.

IRENE REYNOLDS

VIRGIL RICHARDSON

ROGER RITCHEY

EDWARD RODRIGUEZ

FRANCES ROBARGE

CURTIS RODGERS

MARGUERITE ROGERS

FRANK ROZEK

ELIZABETH RUCKREIGLE

MARY RUPLEY

TUFFIE PAUL SABA

ELIZABETH SABIN

CLARA SCHUMAKER

RICHARD SCREPTOCK

CAROLINE SCUKA

ALICE SIMINIAK

CATHERINE SIMON

ROBERT SIMONIS

MARYBELLE SQUIRE

LORENZ SCHENCK

PAUL SCHOENFELT JR.

LAWRENCE SCOBLE

LAURA SEMER

BETTY MERCURIO-SHOCK

BERNICE SHAMBARGER

HOMER SHIELDS III

DOROTHY SCHUTT

RAYMOND SOTKIEWICZ

ANNA “GERRI” SULIKOWSKI

JOHN SWAILE

MARY SWIDERSKI

WILLIAM TODA

WILLIAM TOTH SR.

STANLEY TOM

MARY TRZONKOWSKI

DONALD TUCKER

HILDA UNDERWOOD

IRENE URBAN

LOIS BAER-VALLADE

MARGARET VALLAS

ROBERT VANDOCK

HELEN VASS

ALVIN VOLKER

TIMOTHY VOLKER

CHESTER WALCZAK JR.

KENNETH WALCZAK

DAVID WARDERS

WILMA WILEY

CHESTER WINIARSKI

RICHARD WLODARSKI

STANLEY WOLFINGER

THELMA WOOD

ILA YARBERRY

DOUGLAS YOUNG

STEVON YOUNG

PAUL ZALECKI

JAMES ZIEGLER

DR. MICHAEL ZOHN