Janet E. Siekkinen
Janet E. Siekkinen, age 86, formerly of Canfield, Ohio, died on November 17, 2017 at Blossom Hill Care Center in Huntsburg, Ohio. She had been a resident there since March of this year.
Janet was born on November 27, 1930 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Harry G. and Mary Evelyn (Lyons) Lewis. Janet was a 1948 graduate of Liberty High School and she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wooster College in 1952.
Prior to her marriage, Janet worked at the Strauss Hershberg Department Store. She was a member of the Canfield United Methodist Church for over 50 years, gladly volunteering wherever needed. For decades, Janet enjoyed bowling on the local Canfield bowling league. Other favorite activities included spending time with dear friends, card club, making latch hook rugs, square dancing club, and canoeing. Being a wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker were her greatest pleasures.
Janet is survived by her husband George (Tom) Siekkinen, whom she married on September 19, 1953; recently celebrating 64 years of marriage. She is also survived by their two children; daughter, Sheila (Fred) Wright of Middlefield,OH, and son, Bruce (Yvette) Siekkinen of Clarkston, MI, 6 grandchildren: Corey, Thomas, and Angelyn Wright and Rachel, Sarah, and Ethan Siekkinen. Her grandson, Spencer Wright, preceded her in death.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., Canfield, OH, where the funeral service will start at 11:00 AM. A luncheon in the church hall will immediately follow the service. Burial will take place in Kinsman Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Janet’s honor to the Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 South Broad St., Canfield, Ohio 44406 or online at http://canfieldumc.org/resources-2/donations, or the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 74924,Cleveland, OH 44194-1007 or online at http://act.alz.org/site/TR?pxfid=450688&pg=fund&fr_id=1060, or Hospice of Western Reserve, 17876 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110 or online at https://secure2.convio.net/hwr/site/Donation2?df_id=1701&1701.donation=form1 Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, Kinsman,OH, handled arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Dennis J. Leckrone
Dennis J. Leckrone, age 58, of Andover, Ohio, died Thursday, November 16, 2017, at his home.
He was born June 10, 1959, in Bellevue, OH, a son of Robert L. and Dolores C. “Dee” (Drompp) Leckrone.
A 1977 graduate of Bellevue High School in Bellevue, OH, Dennis worked through his teen years at a hardware store where he gained much of his knowledge that would help him in operating a campground later in life. He was employed by the Park Service where he helped construct, plan, and maintain Cuyahoga Valley Parks; and later on was employed by Norfolk Southern in Bluefield, WV. In 1981, he and his parents moved to Andover, Ohio, where they jointly owned and operated Wildwood Acres Campground for 36 years together. Dennis had loved camping since childhood and was proud to be a part of Wildwood Acres. In earlier years, Dennis enjoyed traveling to the Keys where he would scuba dive; and he also enjoyed snow skiing and snowmobiling.
Dennis is survived by his father, Robert Leckrone of Andover, OH; David P. Leckrone, brother, of Sandusky,OH, Dale A. Leckrone, brother, of Huron,OH, Susan D. Leckrone, sister, of Sarasota, FL; 6 nieces, Jessica Branagan of Canonsburg, PA, Jaclyn Leckrone of Nashville, TN, McKenna Leckrone of Sandusky,OH, Alison Leckrone of Chicago, IL, Angie Leckrone of Sandusky, OH, and San Li Leckrone of Sandusky,OH; 5 great nieces; and an uncle, Thomas Drompp of Punta Gorda, FL. Dennis is preceded in death by his mother, Dee Leckrone; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Ellen Drompp; and paternal grandparents, Edgar and Faye Leckrone.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St., Andover, OH, with Rev. Ric Harvel officiating. Calling hours are on Saturday from 9:00 AM until the time of service. Cremation will follow services. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Robert H. Parrish
Robert H. Parrish, age 99, passed away November 14, 2017 at Fairmount Health Center in Willoughby. He was born in Columbia, SC on March 5, 1918, the son of Bertha (Jeffords) and Roy Emory Parrish. He lived in Elkhart, IN for 40 years and at The Villages, FL for 9 yrs. He moved to Willoughby, OH in 2009.
Robert served in the 100th Army Air Force as Staff Sergeant during WWII from 1941 to 1945. He received his BA from Duke University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta and then earned his MBA in Statistics and Economics from NYU studying under Dr. Edwards Deming. Robert owned and operated a marketing and consulting firm in Elkhart, IN. He was a lifelong member of the Lion’s Club, a member of SCORE, and TCE (Tax Counselor for the Elderly.) Other interests included playing billiards, shuffleboard, bocce ball, bridge, golf, bowling and philosophy club. He was married to Marilyn (Schade) Parrish for 28 years.
He is survived by his children, Susanne (Gregory) Hall, Kenneth Parrish, Christopher Parrish, Nancy (John) Siebert, Samuel Parrish; his former wife, Marilyn (Schade) Parrish; 6 Grandchildren and 1 Great-Grandchild. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William Parrish.
A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville (Rittman), OH.
Contributions may be made to Alumni and Development Records, Duke University, Box 90581, Durham, NC 27708-058 or American Red Cross, Washington D.C.
Online obituary at www.behmfuneral.com
Dennis R. Neiger
Dennis R. Neiger, age 65 of Leroy, was surrounded by his family when he went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Born August 6, 1952 in Erie, PA he was the son of Richard and Barbara (Thayer) Neiger.
A 1970 graduate of Conneaut High School he married Diane Walters on May 16, 1981 in Conneaut and they have two wonderful children; Natalie (Jerry) Breedlove and Matthew (Jordan) Neiger. Denny was also a proud Grandpa to James Breedlove, Jase and Dane Neiger. He is also survived by his mother Barbara Seagraves, Great-Aunt Helen Clare and several extended family members. Denny was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Seagraves and his biological father, Richard Neiger as well as his grandson Nash Neiger and his grandparents Harold and Louise Thayer.
God was first in Denny’s life and he was active as a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of South Euclid. He worked as a Sales Manager for many years at Prudential. Denny was an athlete and enjoyed a good game of Bocce Ball or softball. He truly cherished his many friendships and met so many people through his passion for restoring classic cars. Denny loved singing and always enjoyed the quality time he spent with friends and family.
Denny’s family would like to welcome you to a Celebration of his Life on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Cornerstone Friends Church, 2300 Hubbard Rd., Madison, OH 44057. Beginning at 3:00pm there will be a memorial service led by Pastor Bruce McLaurin followed by a special time of sharing, so please come prepared to share those fun stories of how Denny’s life touched you personally. There will be a time for visiting with the family until 5pm.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Faith Walk Center at the First Baptist Church of South Euclid, 835 Trebisky Road, South Euclid, OH 44143
The Behm Family Funeral Home is assisting the family during this time. Online Obituary and Guestbook can be found at www.behmfuneral.com
Rita “Kaye” Gillespie
Rita “Kaye” Gillespie, 67, of Ashtabula, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic.
She was born April 28, 1950 in Paintsville, Kentucky daughter of the Elijah Ray Mollette and Etta Mae Arthur. Rita was a 1968 graduate of Geneva High School and remained a lifelong area resident.
Kaye worked as a legal secretary for many years. She worked in the offices of Diamond, Dubsky&Ford, Tom Simon, and most recently at Warren & Young. Kaye had a great taste for decorating; she enjoyed doing yard work and gardening; and was a talented crocheter, making pieces for her family to enjoy. Most of all Kaye enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her sons, David E. Gillespie II of Columbus and Brian S. Gillespie and his wife Angie of Geneva; her mother, Etta Mae LaRue; sister, Garnetta Dragon; and grandchildren, Rian, Codey, Ayden, Hannah.
She was preceded in death by her father; and a brother Kenny in infancy.
A celebration of Rita’s life will be held, Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Pentecostal Church of God, 2221 Cook Rd., Ashtabula. Ducro Funeral Home and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula is handling arrangements. www.ducro.com
Donald H. Maginnis
Donald H. Maginnis, 84 passed away peacefully November 19, 2017, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home with his wife by his side. He was born July 24, 1933 in Erie, PA the son of Donald and Margaret (Hall) Maginnis.
He married the love of his life, Nancy Reed on January 23, 2017.
He was a graduate of Ashtabula High School, Class of 1951 and served in the US Navy immediately following graduation. He was in the Navy Honor Guard in Washington D. C. and then on a destroyer serving in Korea. Upon his discharge from the Navy he sailed for several years on the Great Lakes. He retired from Reactive Metals as a Stationary Engineer and also from the Ashtabula Area City Schools as a school bus driver. He then drove a tour bus for 5 years and was employed as a driver at Greenelight Work force prior to health issues.
He was a lover of animals and will be sadly missed by his loving canine companion, Misty.
Due to his joyous laughter he was always easy to find in a crowd.
He was a Past Master of Rising Sun Lodge #22 F &AM, a Past District Education Officer and Past District Deputy Grad Master of the25th Masonic District, and also a Past Monarch of El Kadir Grotto. He was a Life Member of the Valley of Cleveland Scottish Rite Masons, a Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars #943, Member of American Legion #103, Life Member of the East Ashtabula Club and Past Commodore of Riverside Yacht Club and a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy; a daughter, Brenda and a son, Michael both of California; a sister, Diane Large and brother, Leon (Sani) Maginnis both of Santee, South Carolina; a sister, Watesah (the late Robert) Hutchinson of North East, PA; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Terry Large.
A funeral service will be Tuesday (Nov. 21st) at 6:00 PM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with Rising Sun Lodge #22 F &M conducting masonic rites followed by a service with Rev. Mark Mong of Trinity Presbyterian Church officiating. There will be military rites by American Legion Post #103.
Calling hours will be Tuesday (Nov. 21st) from 4:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1342 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 or The Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Rd. Ashtabula, Ohio 44004. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com
Norita L. Pahel
Norita L. Pahel, 79 of Ashtabula died Friday (Nov. 17th) at the Austinburg Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Austinburg. She was born January 10, 1938 in Ashtabula the daughter of Herbert and Agnes (Teter) Shaw ad has been a lifetime area resident.
She was a 1957 graduate of Ashtabula High School and had worked at Carlisle’s Department Store for over twenty years and as a Hostess at Bob Evans Restaurant for over fifteen years.
She was a member of East Side Presbyterian Church and the Elks Auxiliary. She enjoyed working and getting her hair done and loved spending time with her family.
Surviving her are her three children, Jeffrey (DeAnna) Pahel of Roaming Shores, OH, J. Scott (Sheryl Johnson) Pahel of Tega Cay, SC and Jodi (Jeffery) Manual of West Palm Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Amanda (James) Fultz, Tyler Pahel and Jessica Manual; two great grandchildren, Gavin Lowery and Noah Fultz and a sister, Karen (Tom) Richards of Placentia, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents and by two grandsons, Robbie Manual and Jeremy Scott Pahel II.
A memorial service will be Monday (Nov. 20th) at 11:00 AM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula, Ohio with Pastor Shirley Farantz officiating.
Calling hour will be Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave. Ashtabula, Ohio 44004. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com
Jimmy M. Turek
Jimmy M. Turek, age 28, of Madison, passed away on November 14, 2017. Born in Painesville on November 13, 1989. He was employed at Advanced Auto in Madison and also worked at Rought Farms.
He attended Madison schools where he wrestled during middle and high school. Jimmy enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and working on cars.
Survivors are his loving parents Jim and Sondra Turek of Madison, Brother Matthew (Emily) Turek of Erie Pa., Sisters Amanda Turek of San Diego, Cal., Becca Turek of Madison, Grandmother Joan Turek. Grandparents Terry and Barbara Piehl. Niece Dakota TGurek of Erie Pa.
Preceded in death by his Grandfather Frank Turek.
Visitation will be held 5-8 pm Wednesday November 29th at the Potti Funeral Home 2726 Hubbard Road, Madison Ohio. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am Thursday November 30th at the Immaculate Conception Church 2846 Hubbard Road, Madison Ohio 44057.
Alfred Denman, age 79, of Venice, Florida passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Venice Regional Bayfront Health Hospital. He was born to the late Andrew and Anna Denman on December 6, 1937 in Nizny Hrabovec, Slovakia.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years Betty Jean (Marshall) Denman, his children Mark (Patrice), Timothy , Susan Lerner (Michael) and David (Sally). His beloved grandchildren Alex, Jake and Nick Denman; Clay, Sarah, Mitch and Samantha Denman; Sam, Matthew, Emma and Ben Lerner; and Andrew Denman; niece Maria Mason and her children Max and Natalya Mason.
Preceding him in death was his brother, Joseph and his sister, Mary of Slovakia.
Funeral mass will be held Saturday November 25, 2017 at 10:00am at St Gabriel’s church located at 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord Twp., Ohio. There will be a reception immediately following the service at the Painesville Elks at 723 Liberty Street in Painesville, Ohio.
Al’s friend said “When I think of Al, I will always smile.” Nothing made him happier than spending time with his family and friends, gin at the Elks, dinner at his children’s houses, traveling with his wife or watching TV with his favorite dog, Ruby.
Al was a longtime member of the YMCA, Knights of Columbus, the Lake County and Ohio Bar Association and the Painesville Elks.
He was a graduate of Fairport Harbor, Kent State University and Cleveland Marshall College of Law. Al became a lawyer in 1971 and always had a passion for practicing law. He worked as an attorney in private practice from 1971 until his retirement in 2006.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Lake County YMCA or to a charity of your choice.