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James Anthony Becar

James Anthony Becar, age 91, died on Sunday, September 17, 2017. He was born on January 21, 1926 a son of Elizabeth (Sekora) and Steve Becar. Formerly of Willoughby, Ohio, Mr. Becar was an Andover resident for over twenty years, moving to Georgetown, Ohio in 2017. On April 26, 1944 he was inducted into the United States Army and served as an light army truck driver in the European Theater of World War II and was discharged on June 11, 1946. He was a member of Andover V.F.W. no 9519 and the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Becar owned and operated Andover Convenient FoodMart.
Mr. Becar is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Joseph, Andrew and John Becar. Survivors include a daughter, Martha Jordan; three sons, James Becar, Martin Becar and Phillip Becar; six grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Darlene Joy Radabaugh

Darlene Joy Radabaugh, age 50, of Madison passed away September 20, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born May 20, 1967 in Chardon, she was the daughter of Mona (Mittower) and Frank Radabaugh, Jr.

Darlene worked at Sanborn Industries in Chardon. She was creative, made her own cards and loved shopping and going to casinos. Most of all, her family was her life and she loved spending time with her grandkids.

Darlene is survived by her sons, Dwayne (Tameka Jeckel) Radabaugh, Jon (Leah) Radabaugh; grandchildren, Jayden, Madelyn, Drake, Victoria; her parents, sisters, Carolyn Radabaugh and Sharon (Buddy) Hauser; nephews Craig Hauser and Richie Rogers. She is preceded in death by her sister, Doreen Rogers.

A Celebration of Darlene’s Life will take place from 1:00 to 4:00pm on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 207 Michelle Lane in Madison.

The family is being served by The Behm Family Funeral Home in Madison.

Friends may leave condolences online at

Helen (Schimley) Durst

Helen (Schimley) Durst 89, of Orwell, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017, at Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

     She was born December 20, 1927 in Sharpsville, Pa. the daughter of John and Susan Grexa Diurba.

     Helen was a former employee of Kennametal and Kay Dee Manufacturing both in Orwell. She was a member of Orwell Methodist Church.     She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers John ,Joseph, George ,and Paul Diurba , sisters Mary Petrula , Susan Stacconi , and Ann Fester.     Survivors include daughters Carol Krieg, Pat (Tom) Ahola, Bonnie (Vaughn) Paine, Debbie Schimley , sons Tom and Ed Schimley , 10 grandchildren , and 14 great grandchildren.     Funeral service will be on Saturday September 23 at 11:00 A.M. in Orwell Methodist Church with burial to follow in Johnston Twp. Cemetery.     Visitation will be from 10 to 11 on Saturday at the church.

     Memorial contribution can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve. Condolences can be made at

Susan A. Groudle–Kassay

Susan A. Groudle–Kassay, age 67, formally of Thompson, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at UH Geauga Hospital.

She was born on June 23, 1950 in Cleveland the daughter of Charles A. and Beatrice M. (Delisle) Setzer.

Susan was married to Robert J. Kassay on September 22, 2001. Most of her life she was a homemaker, excellent chef and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Susan made it a point to attend the kids and grandchildren’s sporting events.

Survivors include her husband, children Gerry (Ruth), Charles (Mary), Ryan (Kaloni) and Ben (Salena) Groudle, Joy (Mike) Sidley, Beth (Jim) Turk, Robert (Tonia), Kristie, Jamie Kassay and Melanie (Frank) Lambert, 20 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents, late husband Gerald Groudle, Children Stan and Jeff Groudle, siblings Judy Cognata, Michael and Timothy Setzer.

A funeral service officiated by Rev. John P. Madden will be held at the Paine Funeral Home, Inc., 140 E. Main Street, Orwell OH 44076 on Saturday, September 23rd at 10am. Burial will follow at the Colebrook Twp. North Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 22nd from 6-8pm.

Flowers – Please have delivered to funeral home by 1pm on Friday.

Judy Ann Wright

Judy Ann Wright, 75, of Conneaut was taken away on the wings of an Angel on Friday, September 15, 2017 at UH-Geauga Hospital after a brief illness.

Judy was born on September 9, 1942 in Erie, Pennsylvania the daughter of George D. and Viola J. (Eddy) Wright.

She worked for many years as a waitress and bartender at the Silver Diner, Conneaut Eagles Club, Moonlight Inn and also as a housekeeper at the former Ramada Inn. Judy loved spending time with her family and grandchildren and also playing bingo in her free time. GG always had her candy dishes full for the all the kids, big and small!

Judy is survived by her children, Viola L. Alexander, Beth A. Speer, Marchetta M. Beville, Jeffery A. (Nikii) Beville and Melissa L. Newsome; sisters, Barb Leopp, Janice Thomas, Lois (Kenny) Williamson, Melanie Hayes, and Debbie (Mitch) Storozuk; brothers, Donny (Linda) Wright, George D. (Teta) Wright, Jr., Kenny Wright, and Duane Wright; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Viola J. Wright; father, George D. Wright; step-mother, Esther M. (Fortney) Wright; sister, Shirley Wright; brother, Merle Wright; son-in-law, Russell Newsome; and granddaughters, Carol Ann Felger and Ashley Lynn Newsome.

Friends and family will be received at the Thompson Smith Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut on Thursday, September 21 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. In keeping with her wishes, no funeral service will be observed. Online obituary and condolences at

Casey “Lee” Wessollek

Casey “Lee” Wessollek, age 39, of Madison, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017. Born on July 21, 1978, in Willoughby, he was the son of Elma (Gapen) and Kenneth Lee Wessollek.

With a passion for fishing Casey enjoyed sharing his talents with others and could always be found at his favorite fishing spot no matter the season. He worked security for Eagle Security in Willoughby. He loved spending time with his family, especially his beloved niece and nephews.

Casey is survived by his mother, Elma Wessollek of Arizona; father, Ken Wessollek of Madison, sister, Christine Betty (John Strain) Wessollek of Lowell, Mass; brother, Joseph (Rebekah) Wessollek and their children Grady, Miles, and Reese of Jefferson; longtime companion, Cheryl “Shelli” Davirro and her daughter Alexandra Davirro of Geneva, along with several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ernest and Betty Gapen; paternal grandparents, Ernest and Mary Wessollek.

Family and friends will be received from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street in Madison. A funeral Service will be held at 8:00pm on Thursday at the funeral home. Final resting place will be at North Madison Cemetery.

Friends may leave condolences online at

Geneva Adams

Geneva Adams, 64, passed away unexpectedly, while a resident of Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Monday, September 18, 2017
She was daughter of John T. and Hattie (Harris) Robinson, Sr., Geneva was born on February 22, 1954 in Ashtabula, where she remained a lifetime area resident. Geneva was a proud graduate of Ashtabula High School.

Geneva and William P. “Duke” Adams were united in marriage on May 30, 1980; their thirty seven years of marriage was one of love, loyalty and faith. Their selfless love for each other is one that should be emulated in the marriages of others. Their children were blessed to have them as parents and to share the journey of love.
Geneva was a member of Hiawatha Church of God in Christ. Her dedication to the church and to its members did not go unnoticed. Her love of God was shown in her everyday life. She treated everyone she met with grace, humility, joy and the Love of God. In 2009, Geneva suffered a stroke, but her love, smile, and laughter still brought joy to everyone.

Geneva worked for Geneva Rubber and Pre-Mix and enjoyed her friendships with fellow employees.
Geneva loved her family. Her love for them was unmeasured and nonjudgmental; she would be willing to help anyone at any time. She was her mother’s right hand; she was always there ready to help whenever she was needed. Geneva loved to cook for her family and they loved her cooking. No one could cook catfish and chitlins like her!

Geneva’s greatest joy came from her family; she is a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mom, grandma; and aunt. She will be remembered for her love of God, her strength and dignity through adversity and her willingness to persevere through the trials of life.

Geneva is survived by her loving husband, William P. “Duke” Adams, her children, Sean and Kim\ Adams, Jameson and Toyia Adams, Davita and Larry Tufts all of Ashtabula, and Nubiabell and Donald Irby of Willoughby, Phillip Gentry of Ashtabula and Ausia Robinson of West Virginia, whom she loved as her own ; fifteen precious grandchildren, Bronte`, Braxtin, Bailee, Bethany, Cheyanne, Marquis, Jamire, Keymoni, Diamond, Christopher, Samara, Tatiana, Josiah, Aiyah, Aubreon, Ariane, and Emery; her siblings, Exine Robinson of Ashtabula, Betty Robinson of Cleveland, Ola and Elmer Westerfield also of Ashtabula, Frank Robinson of Atlanta, Ruth Ann Robinson, Marilyn and Rick Lemmon, and Roger Robinson all of Ashtabula; her sisters-in-law, Douglas and Garland Wilson of Bolingbrook, IL, Margaret and Walter Petty of Houston, TX, Gracie E. Moore of South Chicago, Jodette F. Adams of Chicago, IL and Greta Tamara Griffin of Savannah, GA; many loving nieces and nephews; extended relatives the Bell family; God Son, Isaiah Salters; her close friends, Thelma Hanna and Sandra Miller.

Geneva was preceded in death by her brother, John T. Robinson, Jr.; and her parents.
A Homegoing Celebration will be held at 11AM on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Hiawatha Church of God in Christ, 3417 Hiawatha Avenue, Ashtabula Ohio. With Rev. Steve Sargent officiating; her son, Rev. Sean Adams delivering the eulogy; Rev. David Howard, Jr., Pastor, assisting. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, Ohio.

Calling hours will be observed from 5PM until 7PM on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio. An extra calling hour will be held from 10 AM until time of service at 11 AM at Hiawatha COGIC.

If desired, contributions in Geneva’s name may be made to Hiawatha COGIC, 3417 Hiawatha Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio is privileged to serve the family of Geneva Adams.

Geneva’s family would like to thank the staff of Austinburg Rehabilitation Center for the kind and loving care given to her and to her family during her stay. Your many kindnesses given to her and her family will never be forgotten. You are Angels unaware.

Evelyn Doris Dubach

Evelyn Doris Dubach, passed away gently September 15, 2017 at the young age of 84.

Born March 4, 1933 in Bickmore West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late French and Leona (Holcomb) White. Evelyn came to Ashtabula, July 4, 1950 at the age of 17.

She worked at Yoder’s greenhouses for four years during which time she met her late husband, Walter Gunter, and they were married March 19, 1956. Evelyn and her husband owned and operated a well-known automotive upholstery business called Walter’s Auto Top until his death in December of 1975. Evelyn continued operating the business until her retirement in October of 1992.

She met her wonderful present husband, David Dubach, and they were married April 10, 1982 and continued to reside in Ashtabula.

Evelyn enjoyed gardening and maintaining the homestead property. She enjoyed nature and animals. She provided a home for many stray animals both wild and tame.

Evelyn was a faithful member of the East Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Ashtabula and dedicated her life to Jehovah by Water Baptism October of 1964. Her devotion and love for Jehovah and people, inspired her to volunteer many hours of service teaching people the word of the true God.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, David Dubach; three sons, Walter (Elaine) Gunter of N. Kingsville, Dennis Gunter of Ashtabula, and Todd Gunter of Ashtabula; two step-daughters, Kelly (Jeff) Clemens of Florida and Evelyn Gunter of Lake Milton, Ohio; sister, Shirley Jean Ramsey of Charles Town, Ohio; and many grandchildren and friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, French and Leona White; late husband, Walter Gunter; son, Paul Gunter; step-daughter, Virginia (Sam) Heakin; brother, Freddy White; and sister, Opal Walker.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 4:00pm; Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 5614 Poplar Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio with Elder Don Mack officiating. Calling hours will be held from 3:00pm until the time of service. Inurnment will be at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Route 20 N. Kingsville.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Kingdom Hall of Jenovah Witnesses..

DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula is handling arrangements.

Rosemarie Tulino Luoma

Rosemarie Tulino Luoma (74) of Ashtabula died on Tuesday morning at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.     Born September 22, 1942 in Ashtabula she was the daughter of Anthony and Rose (Incorvia) Tulino

     Rose graduated from St. John High School class of 1961, she enjoyed cooking and collecting cook books, her love was her children and grandchildren.     Survivors include her daughter Michele (William) Downs, sons David Luoma, Neil (Annette Hayden) , Christopher Luoma , grandchildren Billy and Kyle Downs , Neil , Andrew, Nicole ,and Megan Luoma, several great grandchildren ,brother Richard (Beth) Tulino, sisters Patricia Karbacka , MaryAnn Alleman, sister in law Sandy Tulino, several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Anthony Tulino Jr. , niece Kelly Alleman.     Funeral service will be held on Friday September 22, at 11:00 A.M. in Guerriero Funeral Home 1550 West 19th St. with Deacon Richard Johnson officiating, burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family, condolences at

Kenneth W. Nicholson Jr.

Kenneth W. Nicholson Jr., age 47, of Painesville Township passed away on Friday September 15, 2017.

Born on July 19, 1970 in Painesville to Dolores (Henderson) and Kenneth Nicholson Sr.

Mr. Nicholson was a masonry worker, enjoyed working on his cars, motorcycles, loved

The band KISS and his beloved dog Pork Chop.

Survivors are Son Matthew N. Nicholson of Grand River, Daughter Lindsay Nicholson of Burton,

Mother Dolores Nicholson of Painesville, Sisters Debbie Bodak of La Trobe, Pa., Susan Fairman of Phoenix, Arizona, Laura Nicholson of Painesville, and Cindy Nicholson of Painesville.  He is preceded in death by his father Kenneth Nicholson Sr.  Who passed away in 2008.

Visitation will be held on 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm on Thursday at the Potti Funeral Home 1009 Mentor Ave.

Painesville, Ohio.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 am on Friday at the Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Catherine Pearl Booth Leaverton Keilholtz

Catherine Pearl Booth Leaverton Keilholtz, age 93, of Geneva passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at Geneva Village Retirement Center with her family at her side. Born April 6, 1924 in Painesville, she was the daughter of Cecelia (Czerr) and Russell Booth.

Catherine grew up in Painesville. She worked as a secretary at Walnut St. Middle School and also at Lakeland Community College. She met her husband Wayson at the old Painesville Telegraph newspaper. Catherine was one remarkable lady. She was always a part of her kids’ lives and a very supportive member of the local PTA in Painesville as well as the Harvey High Band Boosters.

She is survived by her children, Wayson (Carol) Leaverton, Randy (Nancy) Leaverton, Douglas (Lynne) Leaverton, Kaylee Ann (Joseph) Spancic; 11 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; brothers, Edwin (Joann) Booth, William Booth and Robert (Laurie) Booth. Catherine is preceded in death by her first husband, Wayson C. Leaverton; second husband, William Keilholtz, 6 brothers and 1 sister.

Friends will be received from 4-5pm Wed. Sept. 20, 2017 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, OH 44057. A Funeral Service will be held immediately following at 5pm at the funeral home. Pastor Rick Kennison will officiate. Final Resting Place will be Alexander Harper Cemetery in Unionville.

Friends may leave condolences online at

Richard A. Boruta, Sr.

Richard A. Boruta, Sr., age 57, of Geneva, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Geneva Medical Center.

He was born September 23, 1960 in Martins Ferry, OH and was a 1979 graduate of Buckeye West High School. He married Linda Zalewski on August 1, 1981 in Adena, OH. He was employed for over 30 years with Lincoln Electric. He enjoyed four wheeling, the outdoors, fishing, southern rock music, Cleveland Browns Football and Indians Baseball. Above all, Rich enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Rich is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda; daughter Nichole Boruta of Geneva and son Richard, Jr. of Erie, PA; brother, Charles (Kristie) Boruta of Cadiz; sisters Carol (Bill) Williamson of Indiana and Becky Steiner of Georgia and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Victor and Mary Boruta.

Friends will be received Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva. A funeral mass will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 at St. Patrick Church, 16550 Rock Creek Rd., Thompson, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Friends may leave condolences online at

Erna Buck

Erna Buck, age 89, of Geneva, Ohio passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was born in South Euclid on July 9, 1928, the daughter of Roland and Edna (Eckert) Schroeder. She married Captain Otto Buck in Geneva on Valentine’s Day 1948.

With her husband, they owned and operated Central Hardware in downtown Geneva which is still owned and operated by her family today. She was a Friend of Geneva Library and loved to read. She was a Girl Scout Leader for 12 years. Erna enjoyed sewing, including quilting and cross-stitch, gardening, journaling and traveling to all 50 states with her husband.

She is survived by daughter, Regina (Thomas) Korn of Conneaut Lake, PA; son, Charles (Elaine) Buck of Geneva; grandchildren, Ted Korn of Meadville, PA, Lisa (Matt) Young of Martinsburg, WV, Michael (Tiffany Miller) Buck of Geneva and Benjamin (Chelsea Skoch) Buck of Geneva; great-grandchildren, Skyler & Jake Young, Sam & Nathan Miller, Charlotte Buck. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, sisters, Sophie Pavitt and Marie Tinner; brother, Edward Schroeder.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at the Sanctuary in Geneva for their love and support.

The family would like to welcome friends to visit 1 – 2 p.m., Friday, September 22, 2017 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 S. Broadway in Geneva. A Funeral Service will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Final Resting Place will be Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Erna’s name to the Geneva Food Pantry, 505 West Main Street, Geneva, OH 44041.

Friends may leave condolences online at

Bess J. Dibble

Bess J. Dibble, 80 of Ashtabula died Saturday (Sept. 16th) at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born July 24, 1937 in Erie, Pa the daughter of Gale and Claudine (Marrison) Mann.

She married Roger Dibble Feb. 19, 1954 in Lawrence, Indiana. She was in the Ashtabula High School class of 1955.

She had worked at various retail businesses in Ashtabula including Carlisle’s, Thom McCann’s, Betty Dixon where she was manager, Wentling Drug Store, Moses Grocery Store, Rodgers Jewelers and Bee-Line Fashions where she was Manager.

She was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ for 45 years where she held many offices and sang in the choir for 28 years. She then became a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.  She was a Den Mother for Pack #13 of the Cub Scouts for many years; a band booster at Ashtabula High School from 1971 to 1985 and a member of the Marine Corp Auxiliary. Bess enjoyed knitting, crocheting and visiting family in Florida.

Surviving her is her husband, Roger; four sons, Paul (Bonnie) Dibble of Geneva, Gary (Amanda K.) Dibble of Saybrook, Dennis (Renee) Dibble of Jefferson and Timothy (Celecia) Dibble of Ashtabula; twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Frank Scafuro and her twin grandsons, Jonathan and Andrew Dibble.

Funeral service will be Thursday (Sept. 21st) at 11:00 AM at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1342 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with Rev. Mark Mong and Rev. Ron Fields officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Wednesday (Sept. 20th) from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family c/o Roger Dibble.

Helen M. Sanzotta

Helen M. Sanzotta, age 90, Austin Rd., Geneva, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Saybrook Landing where she has resided the past few weeks.

She was born January 18, 1927 in Cleveland, the daughter of William & Constance (Macaluso) DiVitha and has resided in this area most of her adult life.  Mrs. Sanzotta did many things during her working career.  She was a secretary, a real estate agent, she was a singer and performer in her earlier years in New York and was the “Mother Bunny” at the Palace Theatre in Cleveland.  She enjoyed painting, singing and watching Turner Classic movies.

Two nieces by marriage survive her, Nancy Stevens and Gina Sanzotta Monahan, both of Geneva.  No other immediate family survives.  Her husband, Carman “Mel” Sanzotta preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11:30 A. M. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Geneva with the Rev. Fr. Daniel Finnerty officiating.  Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN  38105.  The Geneva Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 323 S. Broadway, Geneva, is honored to serve the Helen Sanzotta family.  Visit to view obit, express condolences or light a candle.

Kenneth W. Nicholson Jr.

Kenneth W. Nicholson Jr., age 47, of Painesville Township passed away on Friday September 15, 2017.

Born on July 19, 1970 in Painesville to Dolores (Henderson) and Kenneth Nicholson Sr.

Mr. Nicholson was a masonry worker, enjoyed working on his cars, motorcycles, loved

The band KISS and his beloved dog Pork Chop.

Survivors are Son Matthew N. Nicholson of Grand River, Daughter Lindsay Nicholson of Burton,

Mother Dolores Nicholson of Painesville, Sisters Debbie Bodak of La Trobe, Pa., Susan Fairman of Phoenix, Arizona, Laura Nicholson of Painesville, and Cindy Nicholson of Painesville.  He is preceded in death by his father Kenneth Nicholson Sr.  Who passed away in 2008.

Visitation will be held on 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm on Thursday at the Potti Funeral Home 1009 Mentor Ave.

Painesville, Ohio.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 am on Friday at the Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Florence Kathryn (Carpenter) Porch

Florence Kathryn (Carpenter) Porch, age 94, died at home with her family by her side on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. She was born on June 2, 1923 in Baggley, Pennsylvania, the second child of Margaret (Tumilty) and Scott Carpenter. Mrs. Porch was a 1941 graduate of Hurst High School of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. She worked as a secretary at Westinghouse in Pittsburgh. On October 12, 1944 she married Leon Carlisle Porch. Her early married life was spent in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania where she assisted her husband, and his brother Millard Porch, in operating the J. C. Moore Supply Company. It was there that she was active in the Drama Club, the Music Club, the Bridge Club and the Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and sang in the church choir. In retirement she lived in Venice, Florida where she sang in the Venice Chapter of a Sweet Adeline chorus. For the last thirteen years Mrs. Porch resided in Hartford, Ohio.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of seventy-one years, Leon Carlisle Porch, and a sister, Betty Struble. Survivors include her five daughters; Cassandra L. Murray of Venice, Florida, Betsy A. Edgar of Hartford, Ohio, Kathryn S. (Ted) Price of Katy, Texas, Linnea (Michael) Anderson of Louisburg, North Carolina and Lisa (Audrey J. Smith) C. Porch of Ambler, Pennsylvania; a sister, Nancy Armstrong of Poland, Ohio; two brothers, Donald Carpenter of Greenville, Pennsylvania and James Carpenter of Columbus, North Carolina; eight grandchildren, Michael, Scott, Jennifer, Ben, Beth, Jonathan, Matthew, and Ryan; and eight great grandchildren, Karina, Jasmine, Mackenzie, Liam, Tristan, Josie, Kahylee, and Adam.
A memorial service to celebrate the lives of both Leon and Flo will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:00PM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main Street, Kinsman, Ohio. Burial will be in the Lutheran Church Cemetery of Trauger, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, OH, 44509. An online guestbook is available at

Gloria Ann Kinter

Gloria Ann Kinter, age 82, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 15, 2017 at home with her husband by her side. She was born on April 6, 1935 in Springboro, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Margaret Myora (Beebe) and John Morrow Cupples. A 1953 graduate of Meadville High School, Gloria was a Kinsman resident since 1976 and formerly of the Meadville and Albion area. Gloria was a bookkeeper for the DuPont School District of Wilmington, Delaware and later for the McGill Sand & Gravel of Kinsman. On August 28, 1977 she married William Louis Kinter. She was a member of the Rock of Grace Family Ministries of Kinsman, where she was very active with the Ladies Ministries. Gloria was the secretary for the Kinsman Food Bank for over thirty-one years. She enjoyed doing embroidery, quilting, writing poems and solving crossword puzzles. .

Gloria is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband of forty years, Lou Kinter of Kinsman; two daughters, June R. Burns of Champion, Ohio and Carolyn E. Belden of Cary, North Carolina; two sons, Joseph P. Belden of Austin, Texas and Daniel R. (Julie) Belden, I of Champion, Ohio; two grandchildren, Kayla R. (Adam) Wilson and Daniel R. (Shannon) Belden, II; four great grandchildren, Byron, Peyton, Cecilia and Alaina; two sisters, Roberta Thomas of Meadville, Pennsylvania and Janet Parker of Durham, North Carolina and three brothers, John Cupples of Charolette, North Carolina, Robert Byers of Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania and Ronald Byers of Saegertown, Pennsylvania.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 1:00PM at Rock of Grace Family Ministries, 6745 State Route 5, Kinsman, Ohio. Calling hours will be on Monday, September 18th from 2:00 to 4:00pm and from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the church. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 5401 Ashley Circle, Suite E, Austintown, OH 44515; MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave. Youngstown, OH 44505 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of America, POB 4527, New York, NY 10163. The family would like to thank Southern Care Hospice for their wonderful care at the end of her journey.

John A Zapp, Jr.

John A Zapp, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on September 13, 2017 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Euclid. Born September 14, 1943, in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, he grew up along the shores of Lake Erie before moving with the Zapp family to Madison in 1959 where he lived the remainder of his life.

A graduate of Madison High School, John served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 until 1965, and after being honorably discharged from the military, he worked initially for Lincoln Electric before settling in the telecommunications industry as a craft employee for Ohio Bell. John worked for Ohio Bell (Ameritech, SBC) until early retirement in 1991 as a network staff engineer in the Cleveland office. John went to work for Alltel / Windstream in 1995, before joining AT&T again in 1998, where he worked until he retired in 2006. Known for his quick-witted humor and a tender, compassionate heart, John was the eldest son of eleven children. He enjoyed tinkering with anything mechanical, mostly engines, race cars, and tractors. He loved spending time with loved ones, especially in the comfort of his own home.

Proceeded in death by father, John A Zapp, Sr. mother, Tressa Zapp, son, Robert Zapp, and granddaughters Samantha and Sydney Zapp. He is survived by his companion of thirty-two years, Diana “Dee Dee” Popovich, son David A Zapp, Sgt Major, USMC Retired (Holly), son Jeffrey A Zapp (Laurie), granddaughters; 1st Lieutenant Ashley Zapp, USAF, Alexandra Zapp, Gabrielle Zapp, and grandson, Joseph Zapp. Surviving siblings; Phyllis Gum, Lillian Hupertz, Robert Zapp, Rosie Zapp, Tressa Beech, Alex Zapp, Carol Zapp, Richard “Buckwheat” Zapp, Danny Zapp, and Marilyn Scullin.

Private family serivces will be observed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of John to the Hospice of the Western Reserve (

The Behm Family Funeral Home of Madison is assisting the family during this time. Online obituary and guestbook at

Ronald James Rainery

Ronald James Rainery, age 78, of Leroy passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Euclid, Ohio.
He was born March 1, 1939 in Painesville to Elizabeth (Lord) and Merrill Rainery. Ronald married Judith Peterson on August 31, 1961 in Painesville.

Ron loved his family and he loved his Lord. He was a member of Lake Church of Christ. Ron was an avid hunter and member of the Lake County Rod and Gun Club. Ron was a First Class Pipefitter for Uniroyal Chemical and retired after 30 years of dedicated service. He was a hardworking and gentle man who will be missed by all.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Judy; daughters, Pamela (Brian) Barr, Karen (Robert) Henry, Deborah Krause; son, James Ronald Rainery; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Alice (Michael) Obelenus; and aunt, Dorothy Binns. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Thomas and Joe Rainery; sisters, Martha Barto and Mary Allen; and son-in-law, John Krause.

Friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, OH 44057.
Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Mr. David Prentice will officiate.
Burial will take place at Williams Cemetery in LeRoy Township.

Friends may leave condolences online at

Janet Kay Farman

Janet Kay Farman, 73, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Cleveland, OH. She was born on August 2, 1944 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Howard and Jean (Whyte) Hickok.
A graduate of Ashtabula High School, Janet went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Kent State University as well as a Master’s Degree from Edinboro University. She was a third grade teacher at Chestnut Elementary in the Conneaut Area City School District for 35 years. Janet enjoyed golfing, traveling, and cooking. She loved to watch cooking shows on TV as well as going out to eat at restaurants, with Pickle Bills and Haibachi being among her favorites. She also enjoyed visiting casinos but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
For her whole life Janet was an avid traveler, visiting each of the continental 48 states at least twice. For many years, she and her husband Jerry spent time in Ft. Myers Beach every spring. Janet loved hanging out with her “yaya” sisters, who were her close teacher friends from her teaching days at Chestnut Elementary.

Janet is survived by her husband Jerry Farman whom she married on June 20, 1964; two children, Jeffrey (Heather) Farman of North Ridgeville and Laura (Lance) Lorelli of Austinburg, Ohio; “adopted” children, Erica (Josh) Bates and Megan Landon; two grandchildren Jillian and Hadley; “adopted” grandchildren Gabriel and Grace; brother Howard N. (Sandra) Hickok II of Los Gatos, CA; uncles, Edward, and Dale Hickok.
She is preceded in death by her parents and a lifelong family friend Jeanette Love
Visitation will be held from 6-8 P.M. on Monday, September, 18, 2017 at ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 West Prospect Rd., Ashtabula. Calling hours will also be held on Tuesday at Saybrook United Methodist Church from 10:00 until the service.

A service will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Saybrook United Methodist Church, 700 Depot Road Ashtabula. Pastor Jeff Stoll will officiate. Burial will be at Saybrook Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Saybrook United Methodist Church.

K. Nadine Moroski

K. Nadine Moroski, 90 of Kingsville died Friday (Sept. 15th) at the home of her granddaughter in Geneva, Ohio. She was born October 12, 1926 in Ashtabula the daughter of John H. and Georgia A. (Beasley) Keller and has been a lifetime area resident.

She was a 1944 graduate of Kingsville High School. She was the owner and operator of Norge Village Laundromat in Ashtabula for twenty years.

She was a member of Kingsville Presbyterian Church where she was active as a Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir. She had been treasurer and board member of the Retarded Citizens of Ashtabula County and was active at Happy Heart School where she and Gene Morsoki were instrumental in starting and still remained active within the school. She was also a member of the Red Hatters group; the Roadrunners Travel Club and the  VFW Auxiliary. She also enjoyed dancing and travel.

Surviving her are three grandchildren, Lisa (Chris) Palinkas of Geneva, Tamra (Joe Mongell) Moroski of Chagrin Falls and Tim (Laura Hake) Moroski, Jr of Lakewood; four great grandchildren, Ava, Mya, Leo and Colson; a daughter-in-law. Darlene Moroski of Ashtabula; a step grandson, Shaun Doyle and a sister, Eula Jane Allen of North Kingsville. She was preceded in death by two sons, Larry G. Moroski and Timothy J. Moroski and a brother, Robert Keller.

Funeral service will be Wednesday (Sept. 20th) at 11:00 AM at the Kingsville Presbyterian Church, 3056 W. Main St. Kingsville with Pastor William Daywalt officiating. Burial will be In Lulu Falls Cemetery in Kingsville.

Calling hours will be Tuesday (Sept. 19th) from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula. Memorial contributions in her name can be made to the Kingsville Presbyterian Church. Condolences. Light a candle and obituary at

Marylyn R. Trumble

Marylyn R. Trumble age 82 of Madison passed away on September 14, 2017 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born on November 25, 1935 to Roy and Gertrude Belden. Marylyn was a member of Central Congregational Church in Madison, as well as, the Ladies Auxillary of American Legion Post 601 in Madison.

Marylyn was an accomplished artist in which she specialized in oil painting. She showed her work in numerous county fairs.She had worked in her younger years as a health aide for Around the Clock Health Service. She is survived by her husband of 62 years Richard Trumble, sons Richard D.(Cheryl) Trumble of Madison and Mark E. (Vickie) Trumble of Fairport Harbor.

10 Grandchildren and 5 greatgrandchildren and Sister Anna Bushnell of Geneva.

She was preceded in death by her sister Ella Mellen and her brother Ronald Belden.

Calling hours are on Monday September 18th from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Potti Funeral Home 2726 Hubbard Road Madison Ohio 44057, also where Funeral services will be held on Tuesday September 19th at 11 am.

Burial will be in Madison Memorial Cemetery on Arcola Road in Madison.

William A. Picard

William A. Picard, age 90, of Brecksville, Ohio died peacefully at home on Wednesday September 13, 2017 with family and friends by his side.

Bill was born on January 23, 1927 in Conneaut, Ohio, the son of Gerald and Geraldine (Glenn) Picard.   He attended grade and high school there, leaving in 1944 to enter the Seminary at St. Mary’s in Kentucky.   Completing his studies, he was ordained at St. Columba Cathedral on May 31, 1952 to serve the new Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio.

He served St. Columba Cathedral Parish in Youngstown, then St. Mary’s in Warren, Ohio, and St. Patrick’s Parish in Youngstown.  In 1968, he responded to Pope Paul VI’s request for priests to serve in the foreign missions.  Bill was accepted by Maryknoll to work in Tanzania and spent five years in the missions in northern Tanzania.

Returning to Youngstown Diocese, he first spent time researching Parish Structures, visiting some of the more progressive parishes in the United States.  Bishop James Malone accepted “The Proposal for New Parish Structures”.  This was then presented to the priest’s council of the Youngstown Diocese with the Bishop’s support but not enacted.

Bill’s next assignment was in Canton at St. Paul’s Parish and later as Pastor of Our Lady of Peace.    He resigned as Pastor at the end of 1977 following his decision to leave the priesthood.

He later met and married Maryann Sammon.  His work was with Social Service Programs first in Caldwell, then in Canton, Akron and Brecksville until 1994. He was a pacifist who actively supported Vatican II and peace and justice issues. Bill was a member of the Community of Peter in Cleveland and lived the peace and nonviolence which he so strongly believed.  He shared his beliefs and insights with family and friends in two books, Shalom and Aphorisms Fleshed Out.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his brother James Picard and sisters Geraldine Julio and Clarice DiNunzio.

Bill is survived by his wife Maryann (Sammon) Picard of Brecksville, brother Richard Picard of Conneaut and many beloved nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 10:00 AM. to 11:30 AM. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St. Conneaut.

Mass of the Christian Burial will follow calling hours on Saturday at 12:00 Noon at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 480 State Street, Conneaut, Ohio with Robert J. Scullin, SJ officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Route 20, Conneaut, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be made in Bill’s memory to Casa Juan Diego – The Houston Catholic Worker, P.O. Box 70113 Houston, TX 77270.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.