Previously Listed Rossford Record Journal Obituaries 2008



LINDA GYORI

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




JAMES SPITNALE

James Spitnale celebrated his 73rd birthday on December 23 and peacefully died on December 24, 2008. He graduated from Rossford High School in 1955. He worked for LOF and Guardian Industries. After retiring, he worked in China as a consultant on the building of a new glass factory. Formerly of Rossford, he most recently was living in Richmond, Kentucky. He married Joyce Noel in 1957 and she survives. His surviving children are son, James (Kim); daughter, Tammy (Dave) Woleslagel; daughter Joan Woleslagel; son, Chris (Sue), and daughter, Joy (Erik) Chiarelott. He also is survived by 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and brothers, Glen and Tom Spitnale. Mr. Spitnale enjoyed his family and worked his entire life to provide a secure home for his wife and children. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 2, at 11 a.m., at the Rossford United Methodist Church.
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RAY BOOS
Ray Arnold Boos died December 18, 2008, at his home. He was born on March 3, 1939 to Adolph and Lucille Boos. He was a graduate of Clay High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He was an avid ball player, bowler and pilot. Mr. Boos worked as a fireman for the city of Toledo and a bricklayer for AA Boos prior to an accident on September 6, 1966, which left him as a quadriplegic. He was a member of Paragon Lodge #788, Vistula Council #108, EU-TAH Commandery #66, Lotus Chapter #44, and Zenobia Shrine. Mr. Boos is survived by his wife of 50 years, Thelma; daughters, Beth Ann Wesley, Pamela (Tommie) Taylor; son, Douglas (Cari) Boos; brothers, Donald (Dolores) and Robert; grandchildren, Courtney, Shane, Dustin, Billy and Anja, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Milton. Services and burial were private, and there was no visitation. Arrangements were made by the Eggleston Meinert Pavley Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Zenobia Shrine Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 437, Toledo, Ohio 43697 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


ADOLPH MIERZEJEWSKI
Adolph Mierzejewski, 85, of Rossford, died Saturday, December 20, 2008, at the Perrysburg Care and Rehabilitation. He was born on June 17, 1923, in Rossford, to John and Sophie (Sikorski) Mierzejewski. After graduating from Rossford High School, he served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. After being honorably discharged from the service, he went to work for Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co., where he retired in 1980 after 40 years of service. He was a member of the Rossford American Legion Post 533, where he was a past commander, and was a parishioner of All Saints Catholic Church. Mr. Mierzejewski is survived by his wife of 64 years, Martha (Durco) Mierzejewski; children, Janet Waclawski, Richard (Penny) Mierzejewski and Steve Mierzejewski; grandchildren, Lisa (Ashley) Davis, Amy (Mark) Johnson and Grant (Veronica) Mierzejewski; eight greatgrandchildren, and sister, Virginia Herdter. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Chad Mierzejewski. Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, on Friday, December 26, from 2 to 8 p.m., where members of the Rossford American Legion Post 533 will conduct services at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 27, at 10:30 a.m., at All Saints Catholic Church, where the family will receive visitors beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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DONNA MANNON
Donna K. Mannon, 46, of Toledo, died Sunday, December 14, 2008, at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born on March 18, 1962, in Oregon, Ohio, to Donald and Shirley (Singer) Mannon. A 1982 graduate of Rossford High School, she attended Stautzenberger College. She is survived by her husband, Terry Beatty; mother, Shirley Mannon; children, Cynthia, Donald and Richard Mannon; grandchildren, James, Alyssa, Julie, Alexa, and Joshua; brother, Danny Mannon; sisters, Karen Koepfler and Theresa (Robert) Roecker, and nieces and nephews, Kent Jr., Kamren, Cooper, Bailey, Jacob and Zachary. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Mannon, and her niece, Sarah Roecker. Friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, today, December 17, from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 18, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry Craig officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Township Cemetery.
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SHARON COUGHENOUR

Sharon Sue (Vernon) Coughenour, 63, of Perrysburg, died Friday, November 28, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born on April 10, 1945, to Marvin and Ethel (Boone) Kellum in Toledo. She enjoyed reading, gardening and arts and crafts. She was an avid Michigan and Indianapolis Colts fan. In her younger years, she enjoyed boating in the summertime and most recently she was able to enjoy a trip to Florida for vacation. She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Louis) Braatz; son, Robert (Conny) Vernon; grandchildren, Jennifer (Chad), Stephan, Erica (Jason), John, Wendy, Steven, Christopher, and Justin; great-grandchildren, Trevor, Kali, Logan, Madison and Lily. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Kellum, and grandson, Nicholas Vernon. A memorial service was held December 2, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Interment was private. The family suggests that those wishing to make a memorial contribution consider the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
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SHERRY FISHER
Sherry E. Fisher, 58, of Perrysburg, died Thursday, November 27, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on April 16, 1950, to Ramie and Ola (Harris) Fisher. She was a 1968 graduate of Whitney Vocational School, where she received her beautician’s license. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Perrysburg. Ms. Fisher enjoyed researching genealogy, crocheting, and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her father, Ramie Fisher; sister, Mary (Joe) Brumfield; brothers, Thomas (Eylan) Fisher, Ramie (Kim) Fisher and Roy (Donna) Fisher, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ola Fisher. Funeral services were held December 2, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Perrysburg, with Bishop Cory Eckel officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Sujkow-ski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.




CLEMENT HUSSAR

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

John J. Hussar, 91, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, November 23, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on August 9, 1917, in Springdale, Pennsylvania, to Paul and Bertha (Hrabovsky) Hussar. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II. Mr. Hussar was employed with Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company as a pipefitter. He is survived by his sons, Ron (Diane) Hussar and Jeff (Patty) Hussar; sisters, Agnes Kilisz, Millie Boris and Anne (Bill) Santus; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Helen; daughters, Jackie South and Donna Snyder; granddaughter, Tracey South; brother, Clement Hussar, and sister, Betty Peltz. A Recitation was held November 25, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, November 26, at 10:30 a.m., at All Saints Catholic Church, where the family will receive visitors beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Kent Kaufman will be officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg.
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HAROLD WATERS

Harold G. Waters, 75, of Rossford, died Saturday, November 15, 2008, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born in Toledo, in 1933, to Clifford and Isabel (Gilete) Waters. He served in the Air Force Reserve. Mr. Waters taught music and was the band director for 36 years at Gateway Middle School and Maumee High School, retiring in 1993. He was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church. He was the director of the Deutch Meister Band, director emeritus of the Teutonia Mannerchor. His instrument of choice was the saxophone, which he would play in various bands in and around the Toledo area. He also belonged to the German American Festival Society, was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and was an avid Buckeye fan. Mr. Waters is survived by his wife of 32 years, Nancy (Erdman); son, David (Melanie) Waters; daughters, Heather (Armando) and Gretchen; grandchildren, Tyler, David Aaron, Noel, Analicia, and Armando Russell; stepgrandchildren, Shamean, and Deleah; sisters, Mary Ellen Parker and Jean Warstler. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter and William, and sister, Theone Orris. Visitation was held November 16 and 17, in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, Inc, Toledo. The Mannerchor sang at the funeral home on November 17. Funeral services were held November 18, in Messiah Lutheran Church, with the Rev. David Rushton officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, Summit and 108th Streets, Toledo, Ohio 43611.
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RICHARD KUSNER

Richard T. Kusner, 64, of Rossford, died Sunday, November 16, 2008, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born on September 8, 1944, in Riverside, California, to John and Katherine (Gorski) Kusner. He was a 1962 graduate of Rossford High School and attended Bowling Green State University. He married Christine Jankowski on January 16, 1965. Mr. Kusner was drafted by the U.S. Army and served as a Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class during the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged, he continued his education at Owens Technical College and the University of Toledo. He was employed with Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. He also was a real estate agent and a real estate appraiser with the William Fall Group. He was a parishioner of All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford. Mr. Kusner is survived by his wife of 44 years, Christine “Tina” Kusner; daughters, Mary (John) Sampson, Lori (Brett) Thomas and Amy (Del) Yarnell; grandchildren, Kaleigh, Kyle, Connor, Chase and Caden; sister, Patricia Kusner; brother-inlaw, Jim (Carol) Jankowski; sister-in-law, Sandy Jankowski; uncle, Ray Blochowski. and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; mother- and father-in-law, Adam and Lillian Jankowski; brothers-in-law, Dennis and Daniel Jankowski, and sister-in-law, Cynthia. A Scripture Service was held Wednesday, November 19, at 7 p.m., at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, November 20, at 10 a.m., in All Saints Catholic Church, where the family will receive visitors after 9 a.m. The Rev. Kent Kaufman and the Rev. Joseph Steinbauer will be presiding. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery.
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NORBERT HEBAN
Norbert T. Heban, 62, of Rossford, died Wednesday, November 5, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on October 16, 1946, in Toledo, to Nicholas and Mary (Knurek) Heban. He was a member of the Army National Guard and was employed with Thermopane, Jeep and the Continental Security Co. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, playing pool and spending time with his family. Mr. Heban is survived by his daughters, Corie Ann Heban and Jennifer (Eric) Juhasz; grandson, Alexander Juhasz; brother, Norman (Brenda) Heban, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held November 7, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Funeral services were private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.




WILLIAM MYERHOLTZ

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

David L. Myers, 51, of Toledo, died Sunday, October 19, 2008, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born in Toledo, to Dale and Barbara (Reucher) Myers on February 6, 1957. He grew up in Rossford, and excelled at sports in his grade school and high school years. He enjoyed all sports, especially football. After an outstanding high school career, he continued with the game at the University of Toledo and played for the Rockets in the late 1970s under coach Jack Murphy. Mr. Myers is survived by his sons, Thomas and Andrew; daughters, Mallory (Jonte), and Kelsey, and granddaughter Brooklynn, all of Toledo; father, Dale (Patricia) of Leesburg, Florida; brothers, Thomas (Laurie) of Perrysburg, and Steven (Janet); sisters, Nancy Grinonneau and Patti Myers, all of Rossford; several nieces and nephews, and special friends from childhood, Rick Kovach and Ed Donovan. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara, and nephew, Michael Fresenius Jr. A Memorial Service was held October 23, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with Father Edward Littelmann officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cherry Street Mission.
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SHIRLEY (PERKINS) OLDHAM

Shirley Jean “Perky” (Perkins) Oldham, 73, died October 9, 2008. She was born in Perrysburg, and was a 1953 graduate of Perrysburg High School. She moved to Bradenton, Florida, in 2000, from Newington, Connecticut, where she had resided for 27 years. She did her licensed practical nursing training at St. Vincent School of Nursing, and her radiologic technologist training at St. Charles Hospital in Oregon. She retired from Grove Hill Clinic in Cromwell, Connecticut. Mrs. Oldham belonged to the Women’s Circle, TLC Bible study group, was a Strawberry Shortcake clown for the church’s clown ministry, was active in the Red Hat “Classy Ladies” Society and the Connecticut Club. She is survived by her husband, Glyn, of Bradenton; sons, Keith (Fawn) of Windsor, Connecticut, Kent (Kristin) of Monson, Massachusetts, daughters, Tracy (Paul) Riordan of Newington, Lisa Oldham of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren, Lindsey, Jessica and Sarah Riordan and Rachel Oldham; brothers, Alvin Perkins of Bowling Green, Ohio, Thomas Perkins of Manville, Rhode Island, and sister, Janet Jenks of Elbridge, New York. A Memorial Service was held Thursday, October 16, at Palma Sola Presbyterian Church in West Bradenton. Arrangements were made by the Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, West Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made to Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, c/o Shirley Oldham Memorial Fund, 6510 Third Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida 34209.
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DAVID JAWORSKI
David J. Jaworski, 60, of Northwood, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, October 14, 2008. He was born on June 27, 1948, in Toledo, to Chester and Delphine (Kukla) Jaworski. He was a 1967 graduate of Rossford High School and worked for Libbey-Owens- Ford Glass Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1999. He enjoyed the outdoors and taking care of his lawn. Mr. Jaworski is survived by his brothers, Lawrence (Merrily), Dennis (Mary), and Michael (Mette) Jaworski, and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held October 16, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Jerry Craig officiating. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


JUNE UNCAPHER
June A. Corey Uncapher, 78, of Rossford, died Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at Bay Park Community Hospital. She was born in Bedford, Quebec, Canada, on April 20, 1930, to Mervin and Alice (Lampman) Corey. She received her nursing degree from both Canada and the United States. On June 7, 1952, she married Russell Uncapher, Jr. in Presque Isle, Maine. She was a nurse in Canada and locally at St. Charles and St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center. For 18 years she worked for the Jobst Institute as engineer in the engineering office and as company nurse. Ms. Uncapher was a member of Rossford United Methodist Church and enjoyed collecting antiques and dolls, and spending time with family, especially her granddaughters. She is survived by her children, Ann (Mike) Bolyard of Waterville, Russell Uncapher of Rossford, and Penny (Mike) Lamb of Oregon; granddaughters, Stefanie and Nicole Lamb; sister, Hertha Lampman of Canada; cousin, Pat Krause of Toledo, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, on November 26, 2002. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Gerald, Merlin, and Eric Corey. Private graveside services were held in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society, Wood County Unit, 1045 North Main Street Suite B, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.
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CONNIE WOLSIFFER
Connie Lynn Wolsiffer, 30, died October 8, 2008. She was born August 27, 1978. She is survived by her parents, Robin Wolsiffer, James (Laura) Wolsiffer; brothers, Ronald (Kelly) and Jimmy Wolsiffer; sisters, Jamie (Carl) Wheeler and Jennifer Duhigg; grandparents, Jim and Yolanda Wolsiffer; life partner, Lindsay Schultheis; nieces and nephews, Caitlin, Jacob and Addison Wolsiffer, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert and Barbara Myers. Funeral services were held October 11, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Interment was in Lake Township Cemetery in Millbury. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Cancer Research Fund.




MATILDA BERTONASCHI

Matilda Bertonaschi, 93, died Sunday, October 12, 2008, at Harborside Nursing Home in Perrysburg. She was born January 9, 1915, in Fiume, Austria, to Giuseppe Host and Anna (Blecich) Host Surina. She married John Bertonaschi. She is survived by her daughters, Ann (John) Hernandez, Louise (Milan) Vavrik, Claudia (Loren) Gallaher, Cindy (Ron) Haunson, John (Barbara) Bertonaschi; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, on November 9, 1977. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Mariano Host and his wife, Emilia. Funeral services were held October 15, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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CHARLOTTE MASNYK
Charlotte Margot Masnyk, 77, of Rossford, died Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio-Perrysburg. She was born on August 18, 1931, to Erich and Martha Pohl, in Berlin, Germany. She had worked for Chrysler for 18 years in production. She is survived by her children, Deborah (Bob) Weber, Monica Sommers, Mickie (Neal) Gregory, Erica (Thomas) Samson and Michael (Deb) Masnyk, Jr. ; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews in Germany. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Masnyk, in 1996. She also was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Lindsay Samson; brothers, Heinz and Erich Pohl, and sister, Christa Bandur. In keeping with Ms. Masnyk’s wishes, services were private. Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


TIMOTHY STAHL
Timothy James Stahl, 47, of Rossford, died Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at his home. He was born on August 27, 1961, to James and JoAnn (Duly) Stahl in Oregon, Ohio. He was a 1979 graduate of Rossford High School, where he excelled in baseball, football and golf. He also played hockey for the Greater Toledo Amateur Hockey Association. Mr. Stahl is survived by his parents, James and JoAnn Stahl; brothers, Joe (Stephanie) Stahl and Mike (Nancy) Stahl; sisters, Lori Spohn and Pattie (Norb) Heban; five nieces; four nephews and one great niece. A Memorial Service was held October 12, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Thomas Leyland presiding. Interment was private.
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FRANKLIN HAYWOOD
Franklin D. Haywood, 67, of Toledo, died Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born on August 31, 1941, in Lawton, Kentucky, to Jesse and Gracie Haywood. Mr. Haywood is survived by his siblings, James (Hattie) Haywood, Christine Bocanegra, Jessie (John) Mathers, Barbara (James) Mathers and Mary Ann Robinson, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne, in 2005. He also was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held September 26, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Jerry Craig officiating. A private burial will be held in the family cemetery in Kentucky.


HERMA HARRIS
Herma Mae (Martin) Harris, a resident of Kingston Care in Sylvania, and formerly of Rossford, died Friday, September 26, 2008. She was the fourth oldest of 15 children born to Herman and Elma (Johnson) Martin. She was a member of Parkwood Seventh- day Adventist Church. Ms. Harris is survived by her daughters, Cheryl (Damon) Dotson, Cynthia Harris and Gerri Harris; sons, Booker Harris, II, Gregory (Lisa) Harris and Garry Harris; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters and four brothers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Booker Harris I, and five siblings. Funeral services were held October 1, at Parkwood Seventh-day Adventist Church. Interment was in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
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MARGARET KNOREK
Margaret “Marge” Knorek, 82, of Rossford, died Monday, September 29, 2008, at her home. She was born in Ford City, Pennsylvania, to Andrew and Anna Hrabvosky, on March 7, 1926. She was one of nine children and later the family moved to the Toledo area and she graduated from Waite High School. She married Leonard “Lee” Knorek and moved to Rossford after living briefly in New York City while her husband played professional basketball for the New York Knicks. An avid sports fan, she enjoyed following the Detroit sports teams and Ohio State football all her life. She was a champion for environmental issues, a charter member of the National Wildlife Association, a card-carrying Democrat, and an excellent athlete in her own right. She bowled for several years in the Toledo area, and took up golf in her 50s, achieving a hole-in-one at Giant Oaks during her first year of golfing. She is survived by her daughter, Kristine Cuprys; grandchildren, Benjamin (Tammy) Cuprys and Amanda Cuprys; greatgrandchildren, Jonathan Ludlow, Andrew, Christopher, and Jeffery Cuprys; sister, Mary Hloznik; brothers, Joseph (Donna) Hrabvosky and John Hrabvosky, and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, October 3, at 10:30 a.m., at All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution consider a charity of the donor’s choice.


CASIMIR KNUREK
Casimir W. Knurek, 94, of Luckey, Ohio, died at Heritage Corner Senior Health Care in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was born in Rossford, to Joseph and Helen (Pilot) Knurek on March 17, 1914. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served his country during World War II. He then went to work for Libbey-Owens- Ford Glass Company as a pipefitter for 40 years, retiring in 1976. He was past president of Local 9 and was a member of the Cullet Club and the Knights of Columbus Council #386. Mr. Knurek is survived by his niece, Barbara (John) Lwio; nephew, Robert (Jean) Knurek, and special friends, Ray and Pat Ford, Gary and Debbie Marten, David and Brenda Obrock and Dawn Defalco. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann (Chizmar) in 1986, and his siblings, Katherine, Walter and Victor Knurek. Friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, today, September 25, from 10 a.m. until the time of services beginning at 11 a.m., in the funeral home with the Rev. Albert Ceranowski officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
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DALE PIATT
Dale A. Piatt, 29, of Toledo, died unexpectedly on September 18, 2008. He graduated from Waite High School in 1998, where he played football all four years. He also enjoyed motorcycling, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Sandy Piatt; siblings, Stacy and Chad North and Rodney Manning; nephew and niece, Anthony and Mersadies North, and many aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends, Dylan Johnson, Rodney and Troy Manning, Bo Bryant, Jim Dillon, Gary Matney, Tammy Kinzer, Jeff Hamilton, Chris Baysmore and Bobby Lahote. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Piatt; grandparents, Curtis and Wanda Manning, and Leroy and Hazel Piatt. Funeral services were held September 24, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with Mr. Piatt’s uncle, the Rev. Terry Dean, officiating. Interment was in In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated.




PEARL ZEIGLER

Pearl M. Zeigler, 77, of Perrysburg, died Thursday September 4, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born in Perrysburg Township on December 23, 1930, to Casper and Lillian Burkhardt Snyder. She was employed as a cook for Perrysburg Schools. She also sold Avon, cleaned homes, was a caregiver for people in their homes and baked cakes for Broskes Restaurant in Perrysburg. She enjoyed sewing quilts and baking pies. Ms. Zeigler is survived by her son, Roy (Terry) Zeigler; grandson, Matthew Zeigler; granddaughter, Elizabeth (Jason) Seckman; sisters, Ethel (Eugene) Gilsdorf and Catherine (John) Rowles; sister-in-law, Norma Williams and brother in-law, Elmer Sabo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Zeigler; brothers, Lawrence “Skip” Snyder, James Snyder, and sister, Dorothy Sabo. Funeral services were held September 12, at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee. Memorial contributions may be made to the activity department at the Manor of Perrysburg, 250 Manor Drive, Perrysburg, Ohio or ISOH/Impact, 25182 West River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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ROSE MARIE LEWANDOWSKI
Rose Marie Lewandowski, 80, of Toledo, died Saturday, September 13, 2008, in St. Charles Mercy Hospital. She was born in Rossford on May 24, 1928, to Thaddeus and Bernice (Paluszak) Klepacz. She retired from the City of Toledo Division of Water. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing bingo. She is survived by her daughter, Andrea Natter; grandson, Bryan Page; granddaughter, Angela Natter; sister, Alice Konecki; sister-in-law, Jean Klepacz, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Delvin Klepacz. A Funeral Mass was celebrated September 16, in All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.


BEVERLY MARCINEK
Beverly J. Marcinek, 83, of Rossford, died Sunday, September 14, 2008, at Heartland of Perrysburg. She was born on October 29, 1924, in San Francisco, California, to Charles and Mabel (Coughlin) Hancock. Ms. Marcinek is survived by her sons, Joseph, John and Robert Marcinek, and granddaughter, Julie Carr. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Marcinek, in June 1993. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no visitation and services will be private. Arrangements are being made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
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ZEPHRIN SELMEK
Zephrin P. Selmek, 73, of Rossford, died Saturday, September 13, 2008, at Wood County Hospital. He was born in Rossford, on July 28, 1935, to Joseph and Magdalena (Gugora) Selmek. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. After his military service, he went to work for Libbey-Owens- Ford Glass Company as a glass inspector, where he retired in 1990 after 35 years. Mr. Selmek is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patricia (McLaughlin) Selmek; daughters, Irene Selmek and Melinda Selmek; brother, Zenon Selmek, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Agnes, Albert, Emil, Amelia, Thomas, Joseph and Hilda. Funeral services were held September 17, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was in Troy Township Cemetery.




WILLIAM SMITH

William E. Smith, 59, of Adrian, Michigan, died Friday, September 12, 2008, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born on September 10, 1949, in Toledo, to Emery and Vivian (Skaggs) Smith. After graduating from Rossford High School in 1967, he attended Bowling Green State University, before completing his bachelor of education and music degree at Siena Heights University. On July 22, 1974, he married Kathy Parr in Toledo. Mr. Smith taught vocal music at several schools in Michigan, including Clinton, Three Rivers, Adrian and Britton Macon Public Schools. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. He also was a member of professional organizations, including MSVA and the American Choral Director’s Association. In the summers, he enjoyed assisting with the marching band. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; children, Jennifer (Kory) Alcock of Sand Creek, Brian Smith of Adrian, Joshua (Tracy Higgins) Smith of Adrian, and Nathan (Stephanie Snyder) Smith, also of Adrian; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Mekeal, Daimen, Elijah and Tracen; brother, Robert (Susan) Smith of Maryland; sisters, Nancy (Greg) Callahan of Perrysburg, and Susan (Joseph) Thompson of Rossford, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Tom Smith. Funeral services were held September 16, at the Wagley Funeral Home, Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to his family.
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BERNARD SCHWIND JR.

Bernard J. Schwind, Jr., 60, of Perrysburg, died Monday, September 1, 2008, in Bali, Indonesia. He was born December 24, 1947, in Toledo, to Leonilda and Bernard Schwind, Sr. He attended St. Rose Elementary School, graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1965, then went on to obtain a four-year degree from Ohio State University. He obtained his bachelor of nursing degree from Bowling Green State University, where he was certified in psychiatric nursing. He worked for 31 years as a registered nurse at the Toledo Mental Health Center in various capacities from charge nurse to clinical coordinator and participated in the training of Medical College of Ohio students and residents. He was a member of Signa Theta Tau National Nursing Honorary Society and Ohio Nurses Association, and named in “Who’s Who in American Nursing (1990- 1991). Mr. Schwind also was an accomplished musician, playing in the Maumee Community Band and Monroe Community College Orchestra and University of Toledo Community Band. After a distinguished career, he retired and began pursuing his passion for world travel. He visited numerous countries throughout the world. He was involved with many philanthropic endeavors. He especially enjoyed visiting Bali, Indonesia, which became his second home over the last few years. Mr. Schwind is survived by his parents, Lee and Barney Schwind Sr.; sisters, Janet (Dave) Dobie and Susan Schwind, brother Steve (Robin) Schwind; nieces Sara Dobie and Pearl Schwind; nephew, Matthew Dobie; aunts, Caroline Krall and Marge Kennedy, and many cousins, and extended family in Bali, including Nengah, Manik and Putu Leonilda. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held Saturday, October 11, at 1:30 p.m., at the Schaller Memorial Hall, 130 West Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to an educational trust fund, which is being established at Mr. Schwind’s request for Putu Leonilda.
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ARDELL WILLIAMS
Ardell L. Williams, 102, formerly of east Toledo, died Sunday, August 31, 2008, at the Orchard Villa Nursing Home in Oregon. She was born on February 1, 1906, in Crystal City, Missouri, to James and Freida (Heinemann) Williams. She was employed with the former Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company as an executive secretary for 49 years. She is survived by nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In accordance with Ms. Williams’s wishes, there was no visitation and services were private at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.


EDWARD ULINSKI
Edward Walter Ulinski, 70, of Oregon, Ohio, died Wednesday, August 27, 2008. He was born on March 2, 1938, in Toledo, to Edward and Angela (Nawrocki) Ulinski. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Lebanon Crisis. He retired from Doehler Jarvis, where he had been a die setter for 32 years. Mr. Ulinski is survived by his wife, Sheri (Behrendt) Ulinski; sons, Thomas (Joan) Sprouse and Steven (Kelly) Ulinski; daughters, Kathleen Holt, Diana Ulinski and Angela LaChance; step-children, Heather (George) McAllister, Jennifer Behrendt and Michael (Stacee) Behrendt; brothers, Karl (Marcella) Ulinski and Tim (Pam) Ulinski; sisters, Sylvia (Tom) Wodarski, Loretta (Clarence) Komorowski, Sue (Larry) Bialecki and Christine (Andrew) Jackson, and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janet; brother, Conrad, and sisterin- law, Rose Ulinski. A celebration of Mr. Ulinsi’s life was held at his home on Saturday, August 30. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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ROBERT POWELL

Robert D. Powell, 80, of Perrysburg, died Monday, September 1, 2008, at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. He was born on June 23, 1928, in Toledo, to Robert S. and Jeanette (Stuckey) Powell. He was a 1947 graduate of Port Clinton High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he was stationed in Germany. He married Marian Madden on August 31, 1955. He was employed with A&P Tea Co. for 36 years before retiring in 1983. He attended Main Street United Brethren Church. Mr. Powell was an avid fan of auto racing and worked on race cars in the 1960s with Don Litten for Kenny Lay, Rollie Beale, Larry Dickson and Irish Jim McCune and later with Jim McCune and Irish Jimmy McCune. He and his son were devoted Ohio State fans. He was a former member of the American Legion Post 0888 in Columbus. Mr. Powell is survived by his son, Robert Powell of Perrysburg; brother, Ronald (Virginia) Powell of Costa Mesa, California; niece, Alice Dargartz; nephew, Jim McCune, and many other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian, in January 2000. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Raymon Powell. Friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, on Thursday, September 4, from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 5, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery.
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BERTHA EVERHARDT

Bertha Everhardt, 92, of Perrysburg, died August 26, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born on April 29, 1916, in southern Ohio to Martin and Isabella (James) Havens. On March 15, 1939, she married Donald Everhardt. She is survived by her children, Janet (Anthony) Giaimo, Barbara Frye, and Donald (Debra) Everhardt; grandchildren, Tracey Launder, David (Lisa) Giaimo, Kris Frye, Michelle Frye, Brett (Jory Thomas) Everhardt, Brad (Sharon Lindhorst) Everhardt; greatgrandchildren, Tara Launder, Ryan Launder, Kyle Giaimo and Justin Giaimo, and great-great-grandchildren, Natalie, Jacob and Parker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 1974. She also was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters. Funeral services were held August 29, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Candice Thomas officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
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JEAN BABJACK
Jean D. Babjack, 78, of Rossford, died Saturday August 16, 2008, at Flower Hospital. She was born on April 3, 1930, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Carl and Ethel (Henry) Silvat. She was employed with Westfield Insurance Co. for 25 years, where she was the first traveling female insurance adjuster in the area. She also worked for State Farm Insurance Co. in Rossford. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and former member of the Rossford Eagles Auxiliary. Ms. Babjack enjoyed cooking, crocheting, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert Babjack; son, Robert (Marie) Babjack; daughters, Judy (Ray) Youngs and Amy (David) Ilconich; grandchildren, John (Andrea), Michelle, David, Mark, Kristen, Molly and Haley; great grandchildren, Harmony and Patrick, and her sister, Carol Luchovick. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 19, at All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was private. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. The family suggests that those wishing to make a memorial contribution consider All Saints Catholic Church.
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GEORGE BOBASH

George J. Bobash, 90, died Monday, August 25, 2008, at Kingston Assisted Living of Perrysburg. He was born in Fairview, Ohio, to Stephan and Helen Bobash, on August 27, 1917. His family moved to Rossford when he was young, and he graduated from Rossford High School in 1935. Mr. Bobash entered the Army Air Force during World War II. He attained sergeant grade while serving as an airplane mechanic with the 444th Bomb Group in the Indo-China theater. After the war, he married Susan Klepacz on July 26, 1947, in St. Mary Magdeline Church, Rossford. He worked briefly for Libby-Owens-Ford in Rossford, then was employed as a mechanic at Willys Overland Jeep (Daimler-Chrysler) in Toledo for more than 40 years. He attended the University of Toledo to become a certified electrician during his employment with Jeep. Mr. Bobash served one term as a Rossford City Council member in the 1960s. He also was a temporary U.S. mail carrier in the 1970s. After his retirement, he did interior painting for several years. He was a past member of American Legion Post 533 and the VFW in Rossford. An avid golfer throughout his life, he often hit the links with his brothers, Paul and Andrew. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Rossford, and sang in the choir for many years. Mr. Bobash is survived by his daughters, Mary (David) Trachl, Barbara Lafferty, and Lydia (Lawrence) Moore; son, Gerard Bobash; grandchildren, Chief Naval Officer Daniel Trachl, Dena (Max) Campos, Joseph Smith; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan, in 1999. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Stephen, John, Anthony, Frank, Paul and Andrew Bobash. Friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, today, August 28, from 2 to 8 p.m., where a Scripture Service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday morning, August 29, at All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford, beginning at 9 a.m., where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to All Saints Catholic Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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ALBERT DAVIS
Albert F. Davis, 71, a native of Toledo, died Thursday, August 21, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on April 10, 1937, in Toledo, to Otis and Rosetta Davis. He is survived by his wife of more than 52 years, Thelma (Lovell) Davis; son, Albert Davis of Toledo; daughters, Betty (Steve) Wallington of Perrysburg and Janice (Mark) Wegner of Fort Wayne, Indiana; brother, Charlie (Marie) Davis; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In accordance with Mr. Davis’s wishes, there will be no visitation, and services will be private at a later date. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.




MAMIE JANTOSIK

Mamie M. (Garofalo) Jantosik, 83, died August 1, 2008. She was born June 7, 1925, in Erie, Pennsylvania, to Sebastiano and Lucia Garofalo. As a young woman, she worked at various factories in Erie. While visiting a cousin, she met her future mother-in-law, Anna Gadas Jantosik. She saw a picture of her future husband, Joseph Jantosik, Jr., who was fighting in World War II. She began corresponding with him and they decided to meet on Valentine’s Day. They were engaged on March 19, and married on June 8, 1946. They moved to Rossford in 1952. Mrs. Jantosik held many jobs, including housecleaning, taking in laundry and sewing, working in restaurants, including the old Rossford Pizza Shop. She worked for 20 years at Chrysler in Perrysburg, and was a greeter at the Meijer store in Maumee. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, canning and baking. She and her daughter Linda enjoyed going out to eat, shopping and going to various Italian Festivals in Michigan and one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They also enjoyed watching the Food Channel, game shows, listening to the Polka Party on Sunday and drinking coffee. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Jantosik (Bob Bird); son, David (Janet) Jantosik of Richland, Washington; grandson, Matthew of Hudson, Wisconsin; sister, Millie (Geoffrey) Sandels of Atlanta, Georgia; sister-inlaw, Evelyn Garofalo (Carl Carano) of Erie; godson and nephew, Joseph Garofalo, Jr. (Mary) of Erie, and many other family members, including Cameron Bird, Mary Stribrny and Janet, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1984. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph and Anthony; sisters-in-law, Mary, Julia, Helen, and brother-in-law, Edward. Friends visited at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, on Wednesday, August 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitation continues today, August 7, from 1 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 8, at 11 a.m., at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery.
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CLARA SMIETANA
Clara A. Smietana, formerly of Rossford, died Friday, August 1, 2008, at Avalon of Otterbein in Perrysburg. She was born to Paul and Mary Tochman, on October 25, 1917, in a frame house on Oakland Street, in the Polish area of north Toledo. She married Joe Smietana on October 14, 1943, in St. Adalbert’s Church. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her son, Raymond (Paulette) Smietana; daughters, Marie (John) Gugger and Karen (Rob) Zukowski; grandsons, Greg Gugger and Brian (Angie) Gugger; granddaughters, Kim (Tim) Van Den Eynde, Paige (Carl) Nielsen, and Marie Reitz; great-grandchildren, Vaughn and Autumn Gugger, Joshua and Jenniffer Easter, and Briauna and Olivia Nielsen, and sister, Stella Zielinski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, in 1998; sisters, Helen Michalak and Gene Klawitter; grandson Jason, Gugger, and granddaughter- in-law, Kim Gugger. A Mass of Christian Burial was held August 4, at All Saints Catholic Church. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Avalon of Otterbein in Perrysburg.
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FRANK RADOCY SR.
Frank J. Radocy Sr., 91, of Rossford, died Friday, August 1, 2008, at Bay Park Community Hospital. He was born on August 11, 1916, in Rossford, to John and Bertha (Papp) Radocy. He served his country honorably in the Army Air Corps as a technical sergeant during World War II from 1945 to 1946, where he received the Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal. He was a mechanic and driver for Norwalk Truck Line and Willis Truck Line and a member of the Local 20 Teamsters. An avid bowler and golfer, he was active in the National Senior Olympics, where he was a three-time winner in bowling and two-time winner in golf at the state level and was a national champion in bowling in his age group. For 12 years, Mr. Radocy was secretary and treasurer for the Teamsters Bowling League and also held other league officer positions through the years. He is survived by his children, Lillian Shurtleff, Joanne Auer, Frank Radocy, Jr. and Richard (Paula) Radocy; sister, Betty Konesky; grandchildren, James and John Auer, Charles and Michael Shurtleff; great-grandchildren, Phillip, Joshua, Ethyn and Thomas Auer, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wives, Lillian, and Mary Ann; brothers, John, Bert and Joseph Radocy; sisters, Barbara Stewart, Ethel Durco and Rosemary Alexander. A Mass of Christian Burial was held August 5, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
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JOHN REPKA

John M. Repka, 87, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Heartland of Perrysburg. He was born July 24, 1921, to Martin and Mary (Smahaj) Repka in Genoa, Ohio. He served as an Army Staff Sargeant in World War II. He married Erma Swartz on March 30, 1948, in Stony Ridge, Ohio. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Mr. Repka worked as a mechanic for Libbey-Owens-Ford in Rossford, for 37 years, where he retired in 1983. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, where he was an usher for more than 50 years. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus #7978 in Perrysburg and Toledo Assembly 4th Degree #807. He was a trustee for the American-Czech-Slovak Dance Club. Mr. Repka enjoyed listening to polka music and socializing with people. He is survived by his wife, Erma; daughters, Dorothy ÒDottieÓ Repka of Perrysburg, Judy (Russell) Whetsel of Rossford, and Christine Alexander of Toledo; grandchildren, Chrystal (Sagan) Hill, Lauren, Ashley and Jenna Whetsel; great-grandchildren, Corbin and Chloe Hill; sisters, Mary Ann Partin and Ann (Willis) Tasch; sisters-in-law, Lillian Repka and Bernice Pollauf, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, James Repka, and brother, Martin Repka. A Knights of Columbus service and a Scripture service were held July 29, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited at the funeral home on July 30, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.
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EDWARD SPERLIK
Edward Joseph Sperlik died July 8, 2008. He was born August 27, 1944, in Poland. Orphaned during World War II, he was brought to the United States when he was seven years old and adopted by Joseph and Rosalie Sperlik of Rossford. He began his lifelong career in the bakery industry at age 15, when he began working in a neighborhood bakery. He also was a salesperson and technical trainer for several leading bakery manufacturers and distributors in Ohio, Colorado and Georgia. He also established a brokerage company in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Sperlik held several leadership rolls in his sons’ Cub Scout troop, including den leader, cub master, and committee chair, and later Scout Master when his sons became Boy Scouts. On the district level, he served as director for Cub Scout day camps and worked with several other district events. He was awarded the District Award of Merit and the Arrowhead Honor for exhibiting quality performance and leadership. In addition to scouting, Mr. Sperlik coached recreational league basketball. He is survived by his wife, Carol (Gardner); sons, Michael and Nathan of Lawrenceville, Georgia; daughter, Tina Marie Sperlik; granddaughter, Samantha Sperlik, and sister, Helen Sperlik of Rossford. A memorial service was held July 12, at Trinity Christian Fellowship, Lawrenceville. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sperlik Sons Educational Fund, Peoples Bank & Trust, 1899 Buford Highway, Buford, Georgia 30518. Make checks payable to Carol Sperlik, referencing “Educational Fund for Michael and Nathan Sperlik.”
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JUDITH ROMANOWICZ

Judith “Judy” Ann Romanowicz, 53, a lifelong resident of Rossford, died Wednesday July 16, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. She was born on December 15, 1954, in Toledo, to Walter and Ann (Rebris) Fix. She attended St. Mary Magdelene School, Eagle Point Elementary and Rossford High School. Her first job was working at Tiedkes Department Store when she was 16 years old. She went on to work for 28 years at the Lion Store and Dillard’s, in various departments, including human resources. Most recently, she helped out at Dan’s Finest Meats in Rossford. Mrs. Romanowicz enjoyed family-related activities, traveling, camping, gardening and preparing ethnic meals and baked goods. She volunteered as a bookkeeper and served on the Board of Review for Boy Scout Troop #43. She was a parishioner of All Saints Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Hospitality Committee. She also served as an advisor of the All Saints Youth Group and acted as a reading tutor for All Saints School. She helped design and paint sets for school plays, acted as a wedding planner for her daughter’s wedding, and was approaching her 1000th visit to Curves of Perrysburg. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Michael Romanowicz; children, Michael S. Romanowicz and Melissa (Tony) Jaksetic; father, Walter Fix; brother, David (Alayne) Fix; niece, Amanda Fix, and mother in-law, Irma Romanowicz. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ann Fix. A Scripture Service was held July 20, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Funeral Mass was held July 21, at All Saints Catholic Church, with Father Kent Kaufman officiating. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or All Saints Youth Group.
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JOSEPH ABELE
Joseph C. Abele, 61, of Toledo, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at his home. He was born on October 31, 1946, in Toledo, the eldest son of Elden Abele and Mildred (Green) Abele. He was the owner of the Abele Funeral Home in Toledo. Mr. Abele graduated from St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns School, where he was the first to earn Eagle Scout status. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He also attended the University of Toledo. He was an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for many years. He enjoyed spending summers with his family at their Lake Erie, Sand Beach cottage. He was an avid fisherman and was active in the Sand Beach Association. Mr. Abele was director and vice president of the Sand Beach Conservancy. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ellen (Sweeney) Abele; daughter, Anne; brother, James (Carol) Abele, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held July 23, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road. A Funeral Mass will be held today, July 24, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, at 11 a.m., where the family will greet visitors beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Robert Reinhart will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


PAUL DAUBNER
Paul S. “Dutch” Daubner, 88, of Rossford died Friday, July 18, 2008, at his home. He was born February 21, 1920, in Blairsville, Pennsylvania, to Michael and Terezia Daubner. He retired from Throm’s, where he had worked as a warehouse man. Prior to that, he worked at the Anderson Supply Co. Mr. Daubner served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and had been a prisoner of war in Germany for more than two years. He married Mary Kopena on November 15, 1947. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing, watching sports, gardening, family poker, and was a member of the Rossford American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Joyce (David) Subleski; grandchildren, Steve (Heather) Subleski, Becca (Ron) DeLeeuw, Danny and Katie Subleski; sister, Mildred (Roland) Hayden of Appomattox, Virginia; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Michael and John Daubner, and his sisters, Mary Nestich, Emma Jankowski and Julia Baker. Services by the Rossford American Legion were held July 21, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Funeral services were held July 22, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ike Redfern officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Vincent Mercy Health Foundation.
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EUGENE KUSNER
Eugene “Gene” F. Kusner, 87, of Rossford, died July 15, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born in Rossford, to Ignatius “Jack” and Mary (Szul) Kusner. He was employed at Libbey-Owens- Ford in Rossford, for 40 years. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid golfer. He had a hole-in-one-at number seven at Bayview Golf Course. Mr. Kusner served in the Coast Guard during World War II, on the USS Richardson in the Mediterranean area. He was honorably discharged in 1945. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1939, and Davis Business College in 1941. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ann (Szofer); son, Timothy; brother, Raymond, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Anthony, Joseph, John and Michael; sisters, Helen McKosky, Josephine Kusner, Madeline Kaczmarek, Sophie Sohasky and Irene Smiarowski. A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 19, at Good Shepherd Church in East Toledo, with Father John Blaser officiating. Interment was private in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home. Memorial tributes may be made to Good Shepherd Church, 550 Clark Street, Toledo, or the American Cancer Society.


BERNADEAN SCHROEPPEL
Bernadean L. Schroeppel, 86, of Rossford, died Thursday, July 17, 2008, at the Bowling Green Manor. She was born on March 13, 1920, in Toledo, to Fred and Lois (Halford) Cole. She had worked for Ohio Bell, Penta County Vocational School as a bookkeeper and Dr. Green’s office as a medical assistant. Ms. Schroeppel was a longtime member of the Rossford United Methodist Church. She is survived by her sisters, Carolyn Christman and Shirley Horn, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, John Schroeppel, and sons, Richard and William Schroeppel. Funeral services were held July 21, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Cliff Binion officiating. Interment was in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rossford United Methodist Church.
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MARY ANN GACIK RADOCY
Mary Ann Gacik Radocy, age 88, of Rossford, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Harborside in Perrysburg. She was born on March 10, 1920, to Steve and Julia (Kayuk) Sosko, in Toledo. She worked at Penta County Vocational School in the cafeteria for 10 years. She was a parishioner of All Saints Church and the former St. Cyril and Methodius Church in Rossford. She also was a member of the Rossford Senior Citizens, and the Rossford American Legion Auxiliary. She served as past president of the Rossford VFW Post 9599, and the Ohio VFW. Mrs. Radocy was well known for her volunteer work at the All Saints Festivals as well as her Slovak cooking and baking pastries. She spent 17 years helping to raise her two nephews, Frank and Robert Sosko. She is survived by her husband, Frank Radocy; daughter, Linda Haas; grandchildren, Christopher (Kelly) Haas and Courtney (Ryan) Terteling; greatgrandchildren, Abram Terteling and Emily and Lindsay Brown, and sister, Julia Hager. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John “Jan-o” Gacik; son, Phillip Gacik; brothers, Steve Sosko and Frank “Fritz” Sosko, and sisters, Anna LaPlante and Agnes Roman. A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 12, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas Leyland officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or All Saints Catholic Church.
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EUGENE WILLIAMS

Eugene E. Williams, 84 of Perrysburg, and formerly of Stryker, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the Kingston Residence in Perrysburg. He was born on September 5, 1923, to Earcil and Eunice (Moulton) Williams in Toledo. After graduating from Olney High School, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed sports and excelled in playing football, basketball, track, baseball and softball during his younger years. He worked as a refinery worker for Pure Oil, was an owner of the Corner Bar in Perrysburg and the Friendly Tavern in Archbold, and retired as a postal worker in Defiance, Ohio. He was a life member of Fort Defiance VFW Post 3360. Mr. Williams is survived by his sons, Robert (Pam) Williams, and Ronald (Martha) Williams; stepdaughter, Kathy Schram; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, and his sister, Loretta Main. A memorial service was held Thursday, July 10, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Graveside services and burial were held July 11, at Oakwood Cemetery in Stryker, Ohio, with the Fort Defiance Post 3360 conducting military honors.
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CHARLES URIE
Charles “Chuck” E. Urie, 79, died Sunday, July 13, 2008, at Perrysburg Commons. He was born July 10, 1929, in Toledo, to Alexander and Zelma (Moughler) Urie. He graduated from DeVilbiss High School in 1947. Mr. Urie served as a Navy cook during the Korean War. He married Donna Biniker on September 26, 1953, in Toledo. He worked for the Toledo Blade as printer for 39 years and retired in 1991. He was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church, where he was in the men’s group and worked as an usher. He also was a member of the Toledo Typographical Union. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and the Browns. Mr. Urie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Donna; sons, Kevin Urie of Toledo, and Gary (Andrea) Urie of Rossford; grandson, Mathew Urie; brother, Robert Urie; brothers-in-law, John Biniker and Danny (Linda) Biniker, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held July 16 at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home,Perrysburg, with the Rev. Fred Shuman officiating. Burial was in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Lutheran Church, 5445 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, Ohio 43614 or the Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 West National Road, Springfield, Ohio 45504.




MARY CIEPLY

Mary Cieply, 83, of Rossford, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at her residence. She was born on February 7, 1925, in the Ukraine, and was married in Germany during World War II, to John Cieply on May 18, 1945. She lived most of her life in Rossford. Upon retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Cieply moved to Sun City, Arizona, then eight years later to San Diego, California. They again moved back to Rossford in 1994. Mrs. Cieply enjoyed traveling, making crafts, sewing, knitting, cooking, baking and gardening. She volunteered with others, cooking pierogies weekly for the St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church fund-raisers. She is survived by her children, Patricia (Andy) Anderson of Reno, Nevada and San Diego, California, Jo Ann (Tom) Tadsen of Sylvania, Ohio, and Joe (Diane) Cieply of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, and grandchildren, Rebecca and Thomas Tadsen and Zachary and Jessica Cieply. A joint service for Mr. and Mrs. Cieply was held June 9, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Rossford, with the Rev. George Mullenkal officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or to St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 133 Walnut Street, Rossford, Ohio 43460.
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JOHN CIEPLY

John Cieply, 84, of Rossford, died Sunday, July 6, 2008, three days after his wife of 63 years, Mary Cieply, who died on July 3, 2008. He was born on October 18, 1923, in the Ukraine, and was married in Germany, during World War II, to Mary on May 18, 1945. He worked for Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. for 30 years, where he retired at the age of 54. Upon retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Cieply moved to Sun City, Arizona, then eight years later to San Diego, California. They moved back to Rossford in 1994. Mr. Cieply enjoyed traveling, woodworking, gardening, biking and spending time with his family. He is survived by his children, Patricia (Andy) Anderson of Reno, Nevada and San Diego, California, Jo Ann (Tom) Tadsen of Sylvania, Ohio, and Joe (Diane) Cieply of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, and grandchildren, Rebecca and Thomas Tadsen and Zachary and Jessica Cieply. A joint service for Mr. and Mrs. Cieply was held June 9, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Rossford, with the Rev. George Mullenkal officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or to St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 133 Walnut Street, Rossford, Ohio 43460.
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MARY LITTLE
Mary D. Little, 88 of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Harborside of Perrysburg. She was born on December 27, 1919, in Pikeville, Kentucky, to Heen and Ella (Castle) Bowling. She had worked as a cook for Pee Wee’s Restaurant for many years. She married Vernon Little, and together they raised six children. Mrs. Little is survived by her daughters, Josephine Hatton, Madlyne Jacobs, Lauvern Boyd and Lou (Mark) Lievens; son, Harold (Mary) Rowe, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvin Rowe, and second husband, Vernon Little; son, Michael Little; sisters, Stella Gibson, Myrtle Ratliff and Alpha Ratliff, and brother, John Bowling. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Interment was in Troy Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.




EDWARD NYCZ

Edward Nycz, 85, of Rossford, died Thursday, June 19, 2008, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He was born on January 28, 1923, to Andrew and Josephine (Mazur) Nycz. He was raised and educated in Rossford, and was one of eight brothers and sisters. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II, where he participated in action in Okinawa, Ryukyu Island, and in the occupation of China. Upon returning to his hometown, he married Anne O’Leary, started his family and built his “Sears Roebuck Catalogue” home with his brother-in-law, Matt Faykosh. He began his career at the downtown Toledo Sears and Roebuck and retired after 40 years, where he had been in charge of shipping and receiving at the Westgate store. He was a 50-year member of All Saints Catholic Church and the former St. Mary Magdalene Church. He remained active during his retirement, meeting daily with his friends, bowling, taking care of his dog and being active in the Rossford American Legion Post 533, where he was past post commander. This past Memorial Day, he participated in the annual Rossford parade as the town’s oldest veteran. He is survived by his children, James (Trisha) Nycz, Joseph (Marilyn) Nycz and Judy Perry; grandchildren, Kelly (Jon) Bias, Andrew Nycz, Nick (Abby) Nycz, Michael Nycz, Jennifer (Kervin) Govender, Christine Nycz, Kimberly Perry, Rebecca Perry and William Perry; eight great-grandchildren and his special friend, Del Keller. Mr. Nycz was preceded in death by his wife, Anne; all of his siblings and his granddaughter, Lisa Nycz. American Legion and Scripture services were held June 22, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 23, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jonathan Wight officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the All Saints Building Fund or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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STEPHEN JACOBS
Stephen R. Jacobs, 49, of Rossford, died Monday, June 23, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on December 6, 1958, in Toledo, to Russell and Mildred (Stafford) Jacobs. He was a 1976 graduate of Rossford High School. Mr. Jacobs was employed with Modular Transportation as a truck driver for 10 years. He was a member of CedarCreek Church in Perrysburg. He enjoyed sports, especially Miami Dolphins football, NASCAR, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Drusilla Jacobs; children, Tory, Jeremy and Carrie Jacobs; mother, Mildred Jacobs; step-children, Carisa Barnard and Richard Stout; granddaughter, Juliana Smith, and 10 stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Jacobs, and sister, Laura Jacobs. A memorial service will be held today, June 26, at 11 a.m., at CedarCreek Church, 29129 Lime City Road, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Lee Powell officiating. Interment will be private at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


BONNIE MATERNI
Bonnie R. Materni, 58, of Rossford, died Monday, June 23, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born on January 17, 1950, in Toledo, to Robert and Kathryn (LaVrar) Hollabaugh. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her children, Thomas (Kerri), Timothy (Marlene) and Mathew (Christie) Materni, Lisa (Steve) Lang and Lynn (Dan) Schmenk; 15 grandchildren; brothers, Robert and Brian (Pat) Hollabaugh, and sister, Barbara (Lee) Marciniak. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas Materni, and brother, William Hollabaugh. Friends may visit at Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road, today, June 26, from 2 p.m. until the time of the memorial service beginning at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Mary Kay officiating. Interment will be private at Restlawn Memorial Park.


MARIE TUCKER
Marie Katherine (Len) Tucker, 90, of Rossford, died Friday, June 6, 2008. She was born on June 2, 1918, in Perrysburg, to Nicholas and Madelyn Len. She was a homemaker most of her life. When her youngest child was 7, she went into the workforce at Craftmaster Corp., eventually retired from there and went to work for her brother at his car dealership. She is survived by her children, Dan (Geri), Sandra Cammarn (Larry Ahlers), Steve, Ron (Ida) and Lisa Slinkard (Stacey); 19 grandchildren, 22 greatgrandchildren; eight greatgreat- grandchildren, and brother, James Len. She was preceded in death by her husband James; two sisters; one brother; daughter, Barbara Ann; son, James Jr.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A Celebration of Life was held June 8, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A graveside service was held June 9, at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lake Park Comfort Care at Flower Hospital.
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MARY ETTA FRUCHEY
Mary Etta (Potter) Fruchey, 72, of Rossford, died recently. She was a member of the Word of Truth Christian Center of Bowling Green. She worked as a nurse assistant for 24 years, retiring in 2005 from Harborside of Swanton. She is survived by her children, Gaya Heisinger of Lebanon, Oregon, Glenna (Jim) Takats of Rossford, Gloria Fruchey of Rossford, Gary (Sandra) Fruchey of Woodville, Ohio, and Jason Meadows of Toledo; brother, Henry (Janet) Potter of Spokane Washington; grandchildren, Donna (James) Swartz, Lucas (Misti) Shiffert, Tyler and Steven Takats, Ian, Nicolas and Celia Fruchey, and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 9, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Jerry Hunt officiating. Interment was in Wakeman Cemetery, Waterville. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the American Cancer Society.


FRANK NEMECEK
Frank J. Nemecek, 82, of Oregon, died June 5, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born June 2, 1926, to Frank and Theresa (Krizan) Nemecek. A 1944 graduate of Waite High School, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a veteran of World War II. After his military service, he worked in construction until joining the Toledo Police Department in 1956, where he retired in 1981. He was a member of FOP Lodge No. 40 and the American Legion Toledo Post 512. He is survived by his sister, Alice (Bill) Kubista of Rossford, and several nieces, nephews, greatnieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Stanley and Veno, and daughter, Kristine. Visitation and funeral services were held June 9, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Burial was in Calvary cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.


JULIE PEER
Julie Ann Peer, 64, of Oregon, Ohio, died Monday, May 26, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born on August 31, 1943, in Toledo, to William and Harriet Browning. She graduated from Rossford High School in 1961, and married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Peer II, in 1964. She spent many years working as an administrative assistant for Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co., Teledyne, and the Oregon School Board. She enjoyed baking, gardening, taking day trips with her husband and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Peer; children, Larisa (Mark) Pauken, Jackie (Jeff) Pappas, John (Becky) Peer and Anne (Shane) Seiple; grandchildren, Andrew, Curtis, Simon, Abigail, Nathan, Chloe, Connor, Caden, and Calli; sister, Patty (Don) Kost; sisters-in-law, Pat (Herb) Young, Celia (Don) Jacobs; niece, Lisa, and nephews, Josh, Herb, Ron and Randy. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Lillian. A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 29, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jonathan Wight officiating. Interment followed at Fort Meigs Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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ZELDA JARVIS
Zelda Georgia (Mather) Jarvis, 88, of Rossford, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at the home of her son, Gary. She was born May 4, 1920, in Rossford, to Albert and Myrtle (Frick) Baker. She was married to Barton Mather Jr., for 15 years, whom she met and enjoyed dancing with at the Trianon Ball Room. She later married Daniel Jarvis. They were married 40 years and spent 38 years living in Jensen Beach, Florida. She enjoyed flower gardening in Jensen Beach and Rossford. She is survived by her sons, Barton (Carol),William (Linda) and Gary (Carol) Mather; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and her sisters, Ada Tinney, Cora Volant and Dora Hart. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Barton Mather Jr.; second husband, Daniel Jarvis; eldest sister, Mabel Hahn and her youngest sister, Bernice Roach. A Celebration of Life service was held May 14, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Dave Thompson officiating. Burial was private at Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.


WALTER RUCH
Walter J. Ruch, 54, of Perrysburg, died Friday, May 2, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born on August 19, 1953, to Richard and Geneieve (Snyder) Ruch in Toledo. He was a graduate of Sylvania High School, where he excelled in track. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having spent time in Europe in the early 1970s. He was employed with Old Castle Glass in Perrysburg as a glassworker. He enjoyed watching and reading about sports, especially Nascar. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sandy (Hutchinson) Ruch; mother, Geneieve Ruch; children, Lisa (Steve) Fortner of Defiance, and Amy (Christopher) Giordano of Toledo; grandchildren, Matthew Fortner, Daniel Fortner, Sarah Fortner, Samantha Giordano and Michael Giordano; siblings, Rich Ruch of Virginia; Ron Ruch, Dave Ruch, Jim Ruch and Carol Del Signore and their families, all of Toledo. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Ruch. There was no visitation and services were private. Arrangements are made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.


SHARON BUCKENBERGER
Sharon Kay Buckenberger, 62, died Friday, May 2, 2008, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. She was born on November 1, 1945, in Toledo, to George and Mary (Kish) Buckenberger. She was a 1963 graduate of Perrysburg High School. After graduation, she moved to California where she resided and owned her own candy business for many years prior to returning to Ohio. She enjoyed cooking, collecting cookbooks and Snoopy memorabilia, playing softball, golf and other sports. She also enjoyed attending craft fairs and garage sales. Ms. Buckenberger is survived by her sisters, Donna McCally and Betty Finch, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Philip Buckenberger. The family is honoring her request to have her cremains returned to California. A memorial service is being arranged by her closest friends in California, to celebrate her active 40 years of life on the West Coast. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
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DONNA OWEN

Donna B. Owen, 78, of Perrysburg, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. She was born in Defiance, Ohio, on April 19, 1930, the only child of Victor and Kathryn (Ort) Smith. She was one of 11 graduates in 1948 of Ney High School. She worked for Owens Illinois in the accounting department for 28 years, retiring at age 55. During retirement, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, attending the Golden Emblem Club functions, which is the retirement group of O-I. She also enjoyed exercising at the Rossford Community Recreation Center and traveling. One of her five trips to Hawaii was a celebration of her 65th birthday, which she shared with her sons and their wives. She served as treasurer for her condominium board of Three Meadows. Ms. Owen is survived by her son, Tim (Kristie) Owen and their children, Tony, Jeff and Holly; daughter-inlaw, Suzanne Owen, and her children, Alexa, Adrienne (Don), Noelle and Zachary. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Owen. Services were private. Burial was in Ney Cemetery, Defiance. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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AUDREY ALLGIER
Audrey C. Allgier, 68, of Bowling Green, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Bowling Green Manor. On January 31, 1940, she was born in Medina, New York, to Clifford and Agatha (Davis) Allport. She was an inventory controller for the former Photonics Corp, where she retired in 2002. She enjoyed playing card games and spending time with her family. Ms. Allgier enjoyed animals especially cats, dogs and birds. She is survived by her daughter, Ellen (Doug) Gillen of Toledo; son, Paul (Laurie) Baker of Genoa, Ohio; grandchildren, Tarra Headley, Andrew Brown, Joshua Baker, Christina Baker; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Tamara, Jackalynn, Savanna, Jeanann; sisters, Barbara Newbould of Abion, New York, Margaret Brundage of Watertown, New York. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, William Baker; grandson, Paul Kopp; sisters, Gladys Newbould and Marjorie Bush, and brother, Leroy Allport. Memorial services will be private. Arrangements are being made by the Marsh Funeral Home, Luckey, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society or an organization of the donor’s choice.


JOHN ANDRYC
John N. Andryc, 84, of Perrysburg, died Monday, April 28, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born on July 10, 1923, to Nicholas and Mary (Zawojski) Andryc in Rossford, Ohio. He married Agnes Hencher on November 3, 1951. He was employed with Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company for 40 years, where he retired in 1982. He was a lifetime member of the Rossford Eagles and All Saints Catholic Church. He enjoyed gardening and in his younger years was an avid bowler and enjoyed sports. Mr. Andryc is survived by his sisters, Ann (Jim) Boos, Helen (Loren) Eckhart, Rose (Jim) West and Dorothy (John) Belegrin, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes, in 2003; brothers, Anthony and Nicholas Andryc, and sister, Julie Ramsbottom. Funeral services were held April 30, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Jonathan Wight officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or All Saints Catholic Church.
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ADARENE “ADA” MIDDLETON
Adarene “Ada” Middleton, 64, of Perrysburg Township, died Friday, April 25, 2008, in her home. She was born on July 5, 1943, in Middlesboro, Kentucky, to Jim and Cora Partin. She spent many years working in a factory and as a caregiver, but her true life’s work was raising five children as a single parent. She is survived by her children, Roy and Trisha Middleton, Tim and Laura Middleton, Roland and Kim Middleton, Patricia Middleton and Scott and Kris Middleton; grandchildren, Chad, Brent (Jamie), Katie (Kyle), Joshua, Justin, Ashley, Skyler, Stephen, Brandon, Jacob, Lucas and Nicholas Middleton; brothers, Lee Roy and Agatha Partin, J.B. and Carol Partin, Estle and Eva Lee Partin, Daniel and June Partin. She was preceded in death by her parents and her step-father, Donald Shaw. Funeral services were held on April 28, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. Interment was in Fort Meigs Union Cemetery in Perrysburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


ANNA MARTIS
Anna (Duricek) Martis, 95, of Rossford, died Monday, April 14, 2008, at Harborside of Perrysburg, where she was a resident for 12 years. She was born on July 23, 1912, to Nicholas “Mike” and Mary (Kolumbus) Duricek in Biloxi, Mississippi. Her family moved to Rossford in 1915. She married Steve Martis, on June 30, 1931. Ms. Martis volunteered for many years at her church, Sts. Cyril and Methodius (later the unified All Saints), where she was active in the Altar Sodality and shared her talents in the parish kitchen. She took pride in her Slovak heritage, passing down holiday traditions and sharing homemade kolaeky, nut rolls and other delicacies with family and friends. She is survived by her children, Mary Ann (Joseph) Andryc and James (Gerri) Martis, both of Rossford; grandchildren, Philip (Linda) Andryc, Joel (Nancy) Andryc, David (Mary) Andryc, Cheryl (Mark) Cassin, James (Leslie) Martis, Daniel (Rachel) Martis and Kathleen (Chad) Schliesser; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Sheridan of Lancaster, Ohio, and Irene Pastorek of Rossford; sisters-in-law, Barbara Duricek and Ann Duricek, both of Rossford; brother-in-law, Joseph Martis of Perrysburg, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve, in 1982; her brothers, Peter, Joseph, Anthony, Cyril and Charles, and sisters, Margaret Kilis and Mary. A Scripture Service was held April 18, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 19, at All Saints Catholic Church, concelebrated by the Rev. Joseph Jaros, a nephew, and the Rev. Jonathan Wight, pastor of All Saints. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church.
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DOROTHY RYBICKI
Dorothy A. (Miller) Rybicki, 94, of Plymouth, Michigan, and formerly of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Plymouth Inn Assisted Care Living in Plymouth. She was born in Toledo, on September 11, 1913, to Joseph and Emma (Michaelis) Miller. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy. In 1948, she married Casper Rybicki. She worked as a clerical supervisor for Rossford ordnance for 15 years and had owned various apartment complexes and a motel while living in Fort Lauderdale. She is survived by her nephew, Robert (Dorothy) Welch of Perrysburg; greatnephews, Robert (Sally Straits) Welch, M.D. of Canton, Michigan, John (Sally) Welch of Perrysburg, and Matthew (Brenda) Welch of Perrysburg; 11 great-great-nieces and nephews, and eight greatgreat- great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Casper, in 1970. Friends will be received on Friday, April 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Witzler- Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. Family and friends will meet Saturday, April 26, at St. Rose Catholic Church, 214 East Front Street in Perrysburg, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Angela Hospice Home Care, Inc., 14100 Newburgh Road, Livonia, Michigan 48154.
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MARY ELLEN WARCHOL
Mary Ellen Warchol, 85, of Toledo, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born on April 5, 1923, in Bowling Green, Ohio, to Dale and Esther (Armitage) Gallier. She was a 1942 graduate of Rossford High School, where she was one of the first majorettes. She married Louis Warchol in 1942. Ms. Warchol worked as a telephone operator for the Toledo Hospital for many years. She enjoyed sewing, making dolls and baking for family and friends. She is survived by her children, Bonnie (Bob) Chromik and William Warchol; grandchildren, Bobby Chromik, Carolyn (Rob) Sellers, Christie Warchol, Eric Warchol and Katie Warchol; sisters-in-law, Maggie Warchol and Nedra Gallier; brother-in-law, Marcus Mack, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis. Funeral services were held April 18, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with the Rev. Merlin Jacobs of Grace Lutheran Church officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.


FRANK KOVACS
Frank J. Kovacs, 86, of Rossford, died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio’s Toledo center. He was born on September 19, 1921, in Toledo, to John and Teresa (Molnar) Kovacs. A decorated Army veteran, he served as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. After serving his country, he married Frances Banaszak on April 19, 1947.Mr. Kovacs was a plumber for many years and retired from Local 50. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, a life member of the VFW Post 4906 and a member of the Ross-ford Seniors. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and taking occasional casino trips.He is survived by his children, Kathleen (Robert) Cutcher, Annette (Kenneth) Morgan, Michael (Patricia) Kovacs and Andrew (Pamela) Kovacs; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Frances, on May 20, 1997.VFW Post 4906 conducted services on April 13, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 14, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jonathan Wight officiating. Interment was in Fort Meigs Cemetery, where military honors were conducted.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or to Lutheran Home Toledo Assisted Living, where he resided for the past two years.
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OPAL BINIKER

Opal G. (Schaller) Biniker, 90, of Perrysburg, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, at the Manor At Perrysburg. She was born in Perrysburg Township to Ernest and Gertrude (Kindevater) Schaller. She married George Biniker on March 15, 1939, in Toledo. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge, since March of 1948, and the Glenwood PTA.She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Paul) Kerwin of Westlake, Ohio, and Janet (James) Podiak of Perrysburg; son, Craig Biniker of Perrysburg Township; grandchildren, David (Michelle) Kerwin of Chicago, Illinois, Kevin Kerwin of Westlake,Pam Podiak of Denver, Colorado, Kara (Dave) Mihalik of Perrysburg, Jason (Kristi) Biniker of Toledo and Amber Biniker of Columbus, and great-grandchildren, Austin and Brenna Kerwin. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, George.Funeral services will be held today, April 10, at 11 a.m., in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, with the Rev. Daniel Beaudoin officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Meigs Cemetery.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. John’s Lutheran Church 5520 Fremont Pike, Stony Ridge, Ohio 43463.
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HELEN HUSSAR
Helen J. Hussar, 89, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Harborside Healthcare of Perrysburg. She was born on March 23, 1919, in Rossford, to Val and Petronella (Komisarz) Folcik.She is survived by her husband of 70 years, John Hussar; sons, Ron (Diane) Hussar and Jeff (Patty) Hussar; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Jackie South and Donna Snyder; sister, Florence Neagley, and granddaughter, Tracey South.Friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road today, April 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday, April 11, from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 9 p.m., where a Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m., at All Saints Catholic Church, where the family will greet visitors beginning at 9:30a.m. Interment will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery.


MICHELLE WISHON
Michelle R. Wishon, 41, died Monday, April 7, 2008 at the Toledo Hospital. She was born on May 25, 1966, to Melvin and Pamela (Bell) Wishon, in Toledo. She attended Owens Technical College’s nursing program and was employed as a nurse at the Toledo Hospital in the coronary care step-down unit. She was an artist, enjoyed playing pool and was in two leagues. She was a former contestant on the Cash Explosion Game Show.Ms. Wishon is survived by her children, Michael (Tiffany) Kuhnle, Rachel Kuhnle and Kelly Kuhnle; grandchildren, Andrew Kuhnle and Clayton Kuhn-le; mother, Pamela (James Clark Sr.) Wishon; fiance, Mike Zomkowski; sister, Melissa Wishon; brothers, Martin (Brenda) Wishon, Melvin (Dionna) Wishon Jr. and Matthew (Laura) Wishon; grandmother, Eileen Bell, and step-mother, Nancy Wishon. She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Wishon Sr.; sister, Monique Wishon; granddaughter, Kylie Kuhn-le, and nephew, Jeffrey Wishon.Funeral services will be held today, April 10, at 11 a.m., in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Road. Interment will follow at Lake Township Cemetery.The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Northwest Ohio Kidney Foundation.
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HARRY WHALEY

Harry C. “The Whaler” Whaley, 84, of Perrysburg, died Saturday, March 29, 2008. He was born on September 10, 1923, in Oak-dale, Tennessee, to David and Clara (Koontz) Whaley. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant serving in the Pacific during World War II and a Purple Heart recipient. He was a conductor and brakeman for B&O Railroad, Chessie and CSX for 33 years, retiring in 1985. Mr. Whaley was a member of Moose Lodge of Oak Harbor and the DAV in Toledo. He also was an active member of UTU Local 1816, where he held many offices. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.Mr. Whaley is survived by his wife of 44 years, Anna Mae (Gabele) Whaley; children, Larry Whaley of Perrysburg, Gloria (Robert) Walter of Perrysburg and Barbara (Dan) Pindoley of Waterville; step-children, Ken (Tammy) Blair of Waterville, Dennis (Becky) Blair of Rossford, Teresa (Mark) Schiess of California and Doug (Stephanie) Blair of Toledo; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Warren (Mary Ann) of Florida, and Wayne Whaley of North Carolina, and sister, Peggy Dowell of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by 13 siblings, and great-grandson, Dawson.Funeral services were held on April 1, in the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, with Deacon Larry Tiefenbach officiating. Interment will follow at St. Rose Cemetery, where military honors were conducted by Northwood VFW Post 2984.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, St. Rose Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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JOHN HUTCHEK

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

Ludmila “Millie” (Polakovic) Heban, 88, of Rossford, died Sunday, March 30, 2008, under the care of Hospice. She was born on November 14, 1919, to John and Anna (Surik) Polakovic in Cleveland, Ohio. Both of her parents were from Czechoslovakia, and she was born a first-generation American. She is remembered for her frequent and long walks through Rossford and always being ready for a friendly conversation or story.A graduate of Rossford High School, Mrs. Heban spent her career sharing her talents for the culinary arts and chatting with people working at Dr. Henry Green’s dentist office, Schroder’s Florist, The A&P grocery store and as a cook at Owens-Illinois. She also gave years of her time and talents as a volunteer at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church, spending hours of care making sure the alter looked “just so.” Her dedication to St. Cyril’s and later the unified All Saints, was something she shared with her husband, John Heban. They were married on June 2, 1945.She is survived by her sons, John “Janko” Heban and Greg “ Moose” (Debbie) Heban, both of Ross-ford; grandchildren, Heather (Ryan) Steer, Carrie Heban, Amanda Heban, Abigail Heban, Gregory Heban and Andrea Heban; great-grandchildren, Hunter Heban, Aspen Goss and granddaughter, Heban.A Mass of Chr Burial was held Apr All Saints Catholic Churc with The Very Re Joseph Steinbauer of ing. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Arr ments were made b Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
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SONKA "SONNY" BARTALSKY
Sonka "Sonny" Bartalsky, 85, of Northwood, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at the Parkcliffe Community Home. She was born in Lovecteh, Bulgaria, on February 25, 1923, to John and Donka (Evanova) Kanoff. She worked many years at Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. in Rossford, where she retired in 1977. During her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, visiting friends and family around the country, and jaunts to Marr Lake in Onstead, Michigan, where she owned a cottage for many years.
She is survived by her sister, Mary, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Bartalsky, in 1969, and her good friend, Joe Janecki.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 7, at All Saints Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jonathan Wight officiating. Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.
Memorial contributions can be made to Parkcliff Community Home or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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NORMAN ROOD
Norman Jack Rood, 78, of Perrysburg, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 18, 2008, at his home in Bradenton, Florida. He was born October 27, 1929, in Bowling Green, Ohio, to Lloyd and Gertrude (Garno) Rood. He was a graduate of Bowling Green High School. Mr. Rood was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.
Before his retirement, he was chairman of the board, treasurer and chief executive officer of the Suburban Natural Gas Company. He spent his entire business life in the operation and management of the Suburban Natural Gas Company, formally Consumers Natural Gas Company, and affiliated enterprises. Simultaneously he served in the management of the Cygnet Savings Bank within which he rose to the position of president and chief executive officer prior to its sale to TrustCorp of Toledo, in 1973. He served on the board of trustees of Bowling Green State University.
He was an active participant in various business organizations, civic and charitable endeavors. He also served as president of the Wood County Democratic Club. He was a member of the Brandywine Country Club, Belmont Country Club, Rosedale Country Club, the Maumee Elks, Rockwell Springs Trout Club, Chaine Des Rotisseurs and St. Rose Catholic Church. His interests included golf, fishing, traveling, and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; son, Bryan Rood of Powell, Ohio; daughter, Laura Rood of Brandon, Florida; brothers, James Rood of Bowling Green, Ohio, and Stan Rood of Fort Myers, Florida; sister, Nola Shiets of Bowling Green, and brother-in-law, Joe Barker of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosalyn Schwyn; brothers, Robert and Don Rood, and sister, Genelle Torok.
Scripture services were held February 25, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Prayers were recited February 26, in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to an organization of the donor's choice.
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RONALD SHELDRICK
Ronald C. Sheldrick, 85, died March 4, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born December 6, 1922, in Haskins, Ohio, to R. Roy and Bernice (Ollige) Sheldrick. He was a 1942 graduate of Tontogany High School, where he played basketball and ran track.
Mr. Sheldrick was an U.S. Army veteran with the 433rd Ordnance Motor Vehicle Assembly, serving during World War II from 1943 until his honorable discharge in 1946. He was stationed overseas for 24 months. He married Margaret Wolf in Zoar Lutheran Church on June 17, 1950.
He was a lifelong farmer and became a farm drainage contractor. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge, a member of the Northwest Ohio Tractor Pullers Association, where he served as secretary/treasurer and a director for many years. He also served as secretary/treasurer for the Ohio Land Improvement Contractors Association and was a member of National Land Improvement Contractors Association, Power of Yesteryear Antique Tractor Club, where he served on the board of directors from 1988 to 1996. He belonged to the state and national antique tractor associations. He also served as a Perrysburg Township Trustee, past President of Wood County Trustees and Clerks Association, Fort Meigs Cemetery Board, where he designed the layout for the new addition to the cemetery and was on the board of directors for Luckey Farmers Inc.
He belonged to the Wood County Community Improvement Corporation and was on the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Committee for 17 years with Wood County, and also served on the Township committee. Mr. Sheldrick also was past president of the Wood County Shrine. He belonged to many other organizations, including the Phoenix Lodge #123 F&A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, Zenobia Shrine, and Zenobia Lancers. He also was one of the founding members of the Five Point Steam Threshers Club.
He enjoyed playing basketball and baseball for Carl Schmidt teams, bowling and fishing, and collecting, refinishing and pulling antique tractors, which led to many of the organizations in which he participated. He also enjoyed working at tractor pulls.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; children, Marilyn "Susie" (Clyde) Bame of Perrysburg, Patricia (William) Swope of Perrysburg, Daniel (Amy) Sheldrick of Bowling Green, Nancy (Nick) Wilson of Chicago, Illinois; grandchildren, Christina (James) Kieper, Jennifer Bame, Jeffrey Bame, Abigail and Jacob Sheldrick; step-grandchildren, Chris (Kelly) Wilson, Greg (Sarah) Bell, Jason Bell, Ryan and Logan Wilson; great-grandchildren, Austin, Cassi and Jordan Kieper and Andrew McKay; sisters, Dorothy (Gerald) Cromley and Lois Heinze; brother, Richard (Donelda) Sheldrick; sisters-in-law, Shirley Sheldrick and Dorothy Bruning; brothers- in-law, Harold (Alma) Wolf and Arnold (Betty) Wolf; numerous nieces and nephews, and special friends, Dody Gurtzweiler and Roger Williams. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Phillips Myers, and brother, Thomas Sheldrick.
A Masonic service was held March 7, in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Funeral services were held March 8, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge, with the Rev. Daniel Beaudoin officiating. Burial was in Fort Meigs Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to St. John's Lutheran Church, Shriner's Hospital and Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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LOUIS LEESTINSKY
Louis Leestinsky, 87, of rural Perrysburg, died February 24, 2008, at Heartland of Perrysburg. He was a graduate of Lake High School, Ohio State University, and Harvard Law School. He was employed by several companies throughout the United States, retiring from R&D Electrical, Chicago, Illinois, in 1962.
Mr. Leestinsky is survived by his sisters, Betty Lecking of Dayton, Ohio, and Margaret (Robert) Johnson; brother, James Nehay, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. John Nehay.
There was no visitation, as requested, and private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being made by the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford.




THEODORE DRAUS

THEODORE DRAUS
Theodore "Ted" Draus, 81, of Rossford, died February 20, 2008. He was born January 15, 1927, in Budy, Poland, to Thomas and Ann Draus. He married Sonja Cygan in Germany, on October 21, 1950, and came to the United States in January 1952. They settled in Rossford, where Mr. Draus worked for the General Mills grain elevator until it closed in 1960. He then started working for the Jeep Corporation and retired in 1990 after 30 years of service. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.
He was a sports enthusiast and an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Chicago White Sox, and Chicago Bears and his grandchildren's sports teams. He enjoyed spending time with family and at his daughter's cottage in Hillsdale, Michigan.
Mr. Draus is survived by his daughters, Marian (Ron) Emch of Maumee, Sandy (Bill) Reiter of Whitehouse, Ohio, and son, Thomas (fiancee Donna) of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Michael and Emily Emch, Nathan, Jacob and Luke Reiter and Nolan and Wesley Draus; special neighbors, Chip and Christie Tokar and their sons, Jacob, Joey and Daniel. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Sonja, and brother, Walter.
Funeral services were held February 27, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home, Rossford. Burial was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551; All Saints Catholic Church, 628 Lime City Road, Rossford, Ohio 43460 or an organization of the donor's choice.
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AGNES PASTOREK

AGNES PASTOREK
Agnes Ann Pastorek, 90, of Rossford, died Tuesday, February 26, 2008. She was born on April 28, 1917, in Rossford, to Andrew and Rose (Mackovic) Minarcin. She lived her entire life in Rossford and graduated from Rossford High School in 1935. After high school, she went to work at the Wood County Courthouse, beginning her life-long involvement with politics. She was one of the first women to own an automobile in Rossford. She enjoyed telling tales of carpooling between Rossford and Bowling Green.
She began as a clerk, and progressed to secretary of the Democratic Party Executive Committee and an appointment as Receiving Presiding Judge of Election for the Village of Rossford. This aspect of her life culminated when she was named Democratic Woman of the Year in 1990. She also was an officer of the Slovak Gymnastics Union Sokol 248.
She married Anthony Pastorek in 1946 shortly after he returned from World War II. They raised three children, enjoyed extensive traveling with family and friends and were actively involved in Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church, the Altar Sodality, helping out and playing at church bingos, cooking lunches for the church school children, and helping to organize church festivals.
Ms. Pastorek is survived by her children, Robert (Lana) Pastorek of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Rosemary (Barry) Godin of Florida; grandchildren, Anthony Pastorek, Ian Pastorek, and Charles Warren; great-grandchildren, Hayden Pastorek and Christian Warren; brother, Thomas Minarcin, and sister, Rose Konesky. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Anthony, in 1999; daughter, Charlene Pastorek; sisters, Cecilia Patton and Ethel Ziemianski.
A Scripture Service was held March 2, at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 3, in All Saints Catholic Church. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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Previously listed Rossford Record Journal Obituraries 2008
(alphabetical order)

JOSEPH ABELE

AUDREY ALLGIER

JOHN ANDRYC

JEAN BABJACK

SONKA "SONNY" BARTALSKY

MATILDA BERTONASCHI

OPAL BINIKER

GEORGE BOBASH

RAY BOOS

SHARON BUCKENBERGER

JOHN CIEPLY

MARY CIEPLY

SHARON COUGHENOUR

PAUL DAUBNER

ALBERT DAVIS

THEODORE DRAUS

BERTHA EVERHARDT

SHERRY FISHER

MARY ETTA FRUCHEY

LINDA GYORI

HERMA HARRIS

FRANKLIN HAYWOOD

LUDMILA “MILLIE” HEBAN

NORBERT HEBAN

CLEMENT HUSSAR

JOHN HUSSAR

HELEN HUSSAR

JOHN HUTCHEK

STEPHEN JACOBS

MAMIE JANTOSIK

ZELDA JARVIS

DAVID JAWORSKI

MARGARET KNOREK

CASIMIR KNUREK

FRANK KOVACS

EUGENE KUSNER

RICHARD KUSNER

LOUIS LEESTINSKY

ROSE MARIE LEWANDOWSKI

MARY LITTLE

DONNA MANNON

BEVERLY MARCINEK

CHARLOTTE MASNYK

ANNA MARTIS

BONNIE MATERNI

ADARENE “ADA” MIDDLETON

ADOLPH MIERZEJEWSKI

WILLIAM MYERHOLTZ

DAVID MYERS

FRANK NEMECEK

EDWARD NYCZ

SHIRLEY (PERKINS) OLDHAM

DONNA OWEN

AGNES PASTOREK

JULIE PEER

DALE PIATT

ROBERT POWELL

FRANK RADOCY SR.

MARY ANN GACIK RADOCY

JOHN REPKA

JUDITH ROMANOWICZ

NORMAN ROOD

WALTER RUCH

DOROTHY RYBICKI

BERNADEAN SCHROEPPEL

BERNARD SCHWIND JR.

ZEPHRIN SELMEK

RONALD SHELDRICK

CLARA SMIETANA

WILLIAM SMITH

EDWARD SPERLIK

JAMES SPITNALE

TIMOTHY STAHL

MARIE TUCKER

EDWARD ULINSKI

JUNE UNCAPHER

CHARLES URIE

MARY ELLEN WARCHOL

HAROLD WATERS

HARRY WHALEY

EUGENE WILLIAMS

ARDELL WILLIAMS

MICHELLE WISHON

CONNIE WOLSIFFER

PEARL ZEIGLER