Hazel J. Pollitt
Hazel J. Pollitt, age 89 died on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. A funeral service officiated by Elder Mike Southern will be held at the Paine Funeral Home, Inc., 140 E. Main St., Orwell, OH 44076 on Thursday, December 14th at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Mesopotamia. Visitation will be held prior to the service staring at 10:00am. Condolences may be made at painefuneralhome.com
James W. Hall
James W. Hall, age 86, died on Dec 11th. A memorial gathering will be held at Bloomfield Twp. Hall, 2063 Kinsman Rd., NW, North Bloomfield, OH 44450 on Friday, Dec. 15th from 4-9pm.
Dolores “Patti” Bildstein
Dolores “Patti” Bildstein, age 74, of Geneva, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017.
She was born July 17, 1943 in Tacoma, WA to Joseph and Dolores Beech. She attended Eastlake North High School and on November 2, 1961, she married Leonard “Mike” Bildstein, Jr. in Monroe, MI. Patti was a fiery red-head and a woman of spirit who loved her family, and “in an argument, Patti knew how to hold her own.”.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Leonard “Mike” Bildstein, Jr. sons, Michael Bildstein, David (Lisa) Bildstein, and Paul (Brian) Bildstein and daughter, Kathleen Bildstein; granddaughter, Brittnay Perry and great grandchildren Lilly and Eli Perry and sisters Cheryl Juliani, Claudia Stanaford and Sandy Habina. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A funeral mass will be Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church, 594 W. Main St. Geneva, OH. Final resting place will be Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneva.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Terry T. Coursen
Terry T. Coursen, 79, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Saybrook Landing. He was born on December 5, 1938 in Ashtabula, Ohio the son of Raymond Thomas and Floretta (Verdi) Coursen.
Terry graduated from Ashtabula High School Class of 1957 and served honorably in the United States Army and Army Reserves from 1958 to 1964. He married the love of his life, Joann Elizabeth Hiam on March 3, 1962. Terry previously worked for Terry and Doug’s Texaco Gas Station on Main Ave., CEI and then later at General Tire and Rubber (Vygen Corp) until his retirement in 1999.
He was a former member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Ashtabula. Terry just received his 35 year pin from the Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio, Orion Lodge #353 in Kingsville, where he served as five time Past Master and was also a member of the Orion Lodge Order of Eastern Star Chapter #12. Terry was fond of playing golf and bowling and in his early years, was a pin boy at the bowling alley. He enjoyed watching Cleveland Indians Baseball and college football as well.
Mr. Coursen is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Joann E. Coursen; children, Scott Coursen, Justine Coursen-Lee, Tyler (Heather) Coursen and Sandra (Danny) Frasure; grandchildren, Azaria (Nick) Mullen, Spencer (Trinity) Lee and Raymond and Carmela Coursen; great-grandchildren, Kyler and Irelynn Mullen and Carson Lee, as well as Carson’s sister, whom will be born on December 30; and his brothers, Daniel Coursen and Ronald Coursen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Douglas Coursen; and his sister-in-law, Darlene Coursen.
Calling hours will be held, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 4PM to 5PM at Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. Funeral services will follow at 5:00PM with Rev. Robert Leonard, officiating. Following services masonic services and military rites will be observed.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in memory of Terry to the Kingsville F&AM Lodge #353, PO BOX 353, Kingsville, OH 44048. www.ducro.com
Douglas Edward Woodard
Douglas Edward Woodard, 60, of Ashtabula passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.
He was born September 16, 1957 in Girard, Ohio the son of the late Darl and Mary (Arbutina) Woodard. Doug graduated from Ashtabula High School Class of 1977 and remained a lifelong area resident. He married Deborah (Pritt) on May 26, 1995.
Doug operated Stanley Steamer along with his father in the Northeast region for 21 years. Then he worked for the former Premix Corporation in North Kingsville for 11 years before he had to retire due to disabilities. Doug enjoyed golfing and gardening but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye and referred to him as “Grandpa Dew.”
Doug is survived by his wife Debbie; children, Jessica Spencer, Devin Woodard, Julie (Andy) Stillwagon, Corine (John) Casalina, and Henry (Gabby) Landon; sisters, Barb Woodard, and Linda (Preston) Schaar; his Aunt Annie; grandchildren, Jasmine, Riley, Zack, Lauren, Allyson, and Ella; nieces, Taylor and Samantha Schaar; his in-laws, Roy and Janet Pritt, who helped care for him, and Marvin Pritt, Marlin Pritt, and Tim Hughart; as well as several cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
At his request no services will be held. Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula is assisting the family. www.ducro.com
George Super, Age 91, of Madison passed away on December 9, 2017 at Briar Hill Health Care in Middlefield, Ohio. George was born in Willoughby on December 3, 1926 TO Frank and Frances Super. He was a member of Chapel United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 112, and the former Madison Country Club. He was an avid golfer and in his spare time upholstered furniture.
George was a Veteran of the US Navy serving in World War II assigned to the USS Dortch, the USS Kearsarge and the USS Wasp. He worked in Sales for May Company, Retiring 30 Years ago.
He is survived by his Wife Gloria and daughters Brenda(Ken) Swisher and Cheri Rutledge and Grandchildren Steve Swisher and Stacy Tennenbaum. Great Grandchildren Carly and Courtney and James and Jennifer Tennenbaum, Sister Harriet Cardisco.
He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
A memorial Service will be held at 1 PM on Friday December 15th at Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison with a luncheon to follow at American Legion Post 112 on Middle Ridge Road in Madison. Contributions in his memory are suggested to Chapel United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are by the Potti Funeral Home in Madison.
Stanley Michael Roscoe, Sr.
Stanley Michael Roscoe, Sr., age 85, died peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was born on March 6, 1932 a son of Judith (Britko) and Alexander Roscoe. A lifelong Gustavus resident, Stanley was a 1950 graduate of Gustavus High School. Stanley served in the United States Army as a helicopter mechanic. On October 3, 1959 he married Kathleen “Kay” Louise Lauer. Stanley cherished farming alongside his brother, Richard Roscoe, Sr. Together they recognized a need in the area and began helping out other farmers by providing them with fertilizer, seeds and custom combining services. The two brothers became successful co-owners of Roscoe Brothers, Inc. which continues to operate. Over the years, Stanley shared his love of farming with his 3 children and eventually turned the family farm over to his son, Michael, who continues to operate it today. He was a dairy farmer for over forty years but eventually sold his cattle to concentrate on grain farming and running the family business. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Kinsman, Ohio. Stanley loved casinos and going on annual trips with his wife to Las Vegas and Atlantic City. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially his lifelong best friend, Russ Howard, of Warren, Ohio.
Stanley is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of fifty-seven years, Kathleen Roscoe who died on December 5, 2016; two sisters, Ilona Roscoe and Ethel Hamilton and six brothers, Alex, George, Edward, Charles, Amil and William Roscoe. He will be sadly missed by his three children who cherished him dearly, Alison M. (Terrence) Evans of Cortland, Ohio, Stanley Michael “Mike” (Nerissa) Roscoe, Jr. of Gustavus, Ohio and Diane M. (Robert) Mallow of Rootstown, Ohio; two grandsons, Thad and Austin Evans; two brothers, Cornelius “Kit” (Arlene) Roscoe of Mecca, Ohio and Richard Roscoe, Sr. of Gustavus, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00PM at St. Robert Catholic Church, 4659 State Route 46, Cortland, Ohio with Rev. Carl G. Kish officiating. Calling hours will be held from 5:00PM until the time of services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Roberts Catholic Church or to Ohio Living Lake Vista, 303 N. Mecca Street, Cortland, OH 44410 where they took such great care of Stanley over the past few months. Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Services of Kinsman handled the arrangements with an online guestbook available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Michael James Melia
Michael James Melia age 60 of Madison Ohio passed away unexpectedly Wednesday December 6, 2017 at Lake West Hospital.
Born July 3, 1957 in Cincinnati Ohio made him a devoted Bengal fan from day one. Mike’s competitive side was brought out with a baseball scholarship to the college of Wooster. Along with baseball Mike was also an avid golfer. In 1983 he met and fell in love with Ms. Jeanne Lind. Wedding bells would soon come, but one thing was clear; Golf was his baby and Jeanne had hers. Mike would then become an amazing Dad to two wonderful children. He loved spending as much time as he could with his grandchildren; Family was always his number one priority. He retired from the Perry Nuclear Power Plant after over 30 years of service.
Not only was he smart, athletic, handsome and a family man, but also had the biggest heart with an outrageous sense of humor. Always full of jokes, wit and the absolute funniest innuendos, Mike was a man that once you met you could never forget. One of a kind….
Mike is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jeanne; children, Amy (Jim) Witt, Michael (Nicole) Carbonara; grandchildren, Alex Witt, Patrick Witt, Ryan Clark, Katlyn Carbonara, Kiley Carbonara, Vivian Carbonara; sisters, Karen (Pat) O’Callaghan, Susan Erkkila; brother, Patrick (Alane) Melia. He is predeceased by his parents, William and Frances Melia; brothers, Tim Melia, Tom Melia; granddaughter, Brynlee Carbonara.
Mass will be held at St. Cyprian Church in Perry Ohio. Wednesday December 13, 2017 at 11 am, Condolences and greetings will be held one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The American Diabetes Association.
The Behm Family Funeral Home, of Madison is assisting the family. Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Marian Edith Urankar
Marian Edith Urankar, age 96, passed away on December 2, 2017 in Willoughby, Ohio. Beloved wife of the late Albin F. Urankar, mother of Marilyn Lateulade, Dr. Nancy Urankar, Joan Allgood (Dwight) and Richard Urankar (Karen), eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm on January 6, 2018, at the Holy Chapel in Breckenridge Living Community, 36855 Ridge Road, Willoughby, Ohio. Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial gifts to The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, 15500 S. Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110, The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, or a charity of your choice.
The Behm Family Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Peter Franz Rauhe
Peter Franz Rauhe, 77, formerly of State Road, Ashtabula passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Windsor Heights Assisted Living.
He was born May 22, 1940 in Berlin, Germany, the son of Eberhardt and Alexandra (Simagina) Rauhe and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1962.
On January 19, 1963, he married Nancy Kresovich and together they shared 54 years together.
He worked 40+ years as a cure man for Ashtabula Rubber Company as one of the more productive piece workers in its history.
He enjoyed collecting, breeding and showing exotic tropical fish and received many awards over the years for his collection. He was an avid Cleveland sports enthusiast. He also enjoyed watching old western movies and listening to country music.
Pete will always be remembered for his tireless work ethic and his love of family.
His survivors include his three children, Peter (Barb) Rauhe of Shaker Heights, Ginger Malcolm of Canton, and Scott (Dawn) Rauhe of Lakewood; and eight grandchildren, Peter M., Julia, and Elena Rauhe, Zach and twins Megan and Marisa Hofstetter, Emily Malcolm, and Aidan Rauhe.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, on April 6, 2017 and his parents.
Calling hours will be from 10-11 AM with a service to follow at 11 AM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula. Deacon Rich Johnson of Our Lady of Peace will preside. Burial to immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, the Alzheimer’s Association, or the American Cancer Society.
The family would like to give special thanks for the kind and comforting care provided by the Lantern of Saybrook, Windsor Heights, and Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Sandra Lee Henry
Sandra Lee Henry, 68, of Ashtabula, Ohio died, Monday, December 4, 2017 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born in Conneaut, Ohio on October 25, 1949 to John and Nellie (Payne) Culpepper.
Sandra was an amazing woman whose generosity and strength was inspiring to those in her life. The world will be a lot less beautiful without her presence.
Sandra leaves to cherish her memories, Jon “Taz” LeBar of Ashtabula; her grown children, Charles Henry of Milwaukie, Wisconsin, Erika Henry of Ashtabula, Julian (Nikki) Hairston of Ashtabula and Dvonte Thornton of Ashtabula; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Marvin (Lolita) King of Baltimore; sister, Ivory (Wilbert, Jr.) Wofford of Avon Lake; sister-in-law, Mary King; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Samuel King; infant daughter, Stormy Hairston; and a sister-in-law, Masako King.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 12 NOON at Zaback-Willams-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 11AM until time of services at 12 NOON.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the family in care of the funeral home.
Antonio T De Angelis, Sr.
Antonio T De Angelis, Sr., 88, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Country Club Retirement Center.
The son of Salvatore & Brigida (Sanelli) De Angelis, Antonio was born on September 27, 1929 in Cleveland.
Antonio spent his formative years in Cleveland, later moving to the Ashtabula area, ending up in Plymouth, where he spent the remainder of his adult life, living next to the railroad tracks, and was affectionately known as “The Mayor of Carson Yard.”
Antonio served in the Army in combat during the Korean War, and spoke proudly of his service. Recently, Antonio was honored by the Ashtabula Korean Church as a Hero of Korea.
Antonio married Ruth Joanne Walker on September 19, 1959.
Over the years, Antonio held many jobs. He did whatever was necessary to support his family, working in factory maintenance, truck driver, auto mechanic, and construction.
When he wasn’t working, Antonio’s passion was as a mechanical tinkerer. Over the years, he made all kinds of different contraptions to help with whatever he needed done. If there was a tool or device that he needed to get a job done, he usually made it himself. He was also a big fan of professional wrestling.
For anyone who would listen, Antonio loved to tell stories from his younger days, and from his service during the war.
Antonio is survived by sons Joseph (Vicky), Sam (Stacey), and Robert De Angelis (Debbie); grandchildren Antonio III, Adam, Laura, Amber, Adrianna, Bayleigh, Marissa, and Stepheny De Angelis; great grandson Benjamin Giddings; sisters Mary Montgomery and Barbara Sabelli.
Antonio was preceded in death by his parents, wife Joanne, daughter Marie, son Antonio, Jr., sister Louise Aponte, and brothers Frank De Angelis and Aurelio De Angelis.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at First Covenant Church, 3300 Carpenter Road, Ashtabula, Ohio. Rev. Bruce Wyand, Pastor of First Covenant Church, will be officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens.
Calling hours will be observed from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the church.
The family wishes to thank Country Club Retirement Center and Bella Care Hospice for the excellent care that they provided to Antonio.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 ELM AVENUE, ASHTABULA is in charge of arrangements.
Timothy J. Pishner
Timothy J. Pishner, age 53, Mill Creek Rd., Jefferson, died unexpectedly Friday evening at UH-Geauga Medical Center following surgical complications.
He was born June 11, 1964 in Ronceverte, WV, the son of Rudolph & Pauline (Bennett) Pishner and has lived in the Jefferson area the past 28 years, coming from West Virginia. He was married to Melanie Lynn Nutter on August 12, 1989 in Sugar Grove, WV. Tim owned and operated Pishner Lawn Care.
Tim’s enjoyments include auto racing, motocross, boating, fishing and traveling.
His survivors include his wife, Melanie, “I’ll see you on the other side, Sug”, two children; Amanda L. (Michael) Ostello and Caleb M. Pishner, both of Jefferson, three grandsons; Kayden, Gabriel & Cameron Ostello, his mother, Pauline Pishner of Ashtabula and three siblings; Kenny Pishner of West Virginia, Angela (Turk) Walton of Georgia & Jeff (Marie) Pishner of Avon Lake.
He was preceded in death by his father, a sister, Kay Shaffer and a brother, Anthony Pishner.
Private family visitation will be observed, at Tim’s request no other services or calling hours will be held. To honor Tim, memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or to the American Motorcyclist Assoc., 13515 Yarmouth Dr., Pickerington, OH 43147. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff, Jefferson, Ashtabula & Geneva are honored to serve the Timothy Pishner family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences or light a candle.
Janet Bowers Rose
Janet Bowers Rose, 75 of Cortland, Ohio died Thursday (Dec. 7th) at the Hospice House in Poland, Ohio. Born January 13, 1942 in Warren, Ohio, she was the daughter of Paul C. and Margaret V. (Boyd) Bowers.
She was a graduate of Lakeview High School and received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Oberlin College. She had been employed in the family business as a systems coordinator /bookkeeper for Bowers Insurance Agency in Cortland.
Janet enjoyed spending time at the family cottage in Hallwood in Saybrook Township surrounded by many friends. She also enjoyed reading in her spare time and also was a bat conservationist. She was a member of the Trumbull Art Gallery.
Surviving her is her husband, Rick M. Rose whom she married September 3, 1966; a daughter. Wendy (Travis) Forbes, DVM of Columbia, MO; a son Stephen (Laura) Rose of Canal Winchester, OH; four grandchildren, Cian Rose, Ciara Rose, Callen Forbes and Caiden Forbes; a sister, Mary Beth Manning of East Hampton, Mass and a brother, Bennett (Rainy) Bowers of Cortland, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be held Saturday (Dec. 16th) at 11:00 AM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with family friend Pastor Glen Warner officiating.
Calling hour will be Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 9803 Sharrott Rd Poland, Ohio 44514 or to the Trumbull County Animal Welfare League. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com
Ayden A. Hamrick
Ayden A. Hamrick, 8, of Conneaut, passed away unexpectedly at UH Conneaut Medical Center, Friday morning, December 8, 2017. He was born August 16, 2009 in Mayfield Heights, and was the son of Michael Hamrick & Becky Goudge. Ayden enjoyed listening to music and playing with his dad. Survivors include his parents Michael and Becky; his sister Faith Hamrick; his brothers Austin Goudge and Troy Hamrick; his grandmother Ruth Hamrick; grandmother and grandfather Linda and Gary Finlaw; his great-grandmother Nancy Betts; great-grandfather Jess Finlaw; his great-grandmother Lee Billman; and numerous aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Clifford Hamrick and several great-grandparents. Funeral Service will be 6:00 PM, Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St, Conneaut, OH. The Family will receive family and friends from 2:00 PM until the time of service. Contributions may be made in memory of Ayden to his family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Sign the guestbook and light a candle at www.marcyfuneralhome.com.
Frank G. Busam
Frank G. Busam, age 84, of Perry met his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Mr. Busam was born in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan on August 4, 1933 to Dorothea and Maurice Busam. Mr. Busam was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Painesville where he served as an elder; he was also a long time member of the Fairport Harbor Yacht Club, and was an avid Sailor winning many races with his beloved wife Ellie on their sailboat “Stinger”, also loved gardening and retired in 1998 from PARCO Corp in Ontario, California where he was a Sales Engineer.
Mr. Busam was a United States Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was an engineer aboard the destroyer Silverstein. Frank and Ellie organized many reunions for veterans that served on the Silverstein.
Frank was the proud Father of Daughters Laurie (Terry) Pascoe, Nancy (Albert) Pacosky and Son Gregory (Silvina) Busam and his beloved niece Mary Jo Preslar (Norm). He also leaves seven Grandchildren Heather Pascoe (Phil Fienhold), Sean Pascoe, Alex (Stephanie) Pacosky, Rachel (Chris) Bock, Cristina (Anthony) Cognati, Monica Busam (Dan Volk), and Gregory Busam Jr. Loving great grandfather to Dakota Rae Pascoe, Payton Baylee Pascoe, Ethan Michael Pascoe, and Kaitlyn Eleanor Bock.
Mr. Busam is preceded in death by his loving wife Eleanor J. Busam July 25, 2017 and his 3 brothers (Maurice, Roger, and Ronald). He is survived by his brothers: Louis Busam, Jerry Busam and Douglas Busam.
Memorial Service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 508 Mentor Ave. Painesville on Friday December 15th at 11 am. Luncheon will follow the service. Burial will follow the Luncheon at Perry Cemetery. Donations can be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Painesville, Ohio.