Carla J. Muir
Carla J. Muir, age 69, lost her battle with Leukemia on February 21, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born on May 19, 1948 in Warren, Ohio, a daughter of Virginia Jean (Woofter) and Allen George Muir. Carla was a 1966 graduate of Maplewood High School as the class Valedictorian. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Education and later graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Carla worked for the former Packard Electric plant of Warren, Ohio retiring with thirty years of service. She was a member of the Johnston Federated United Methodist Church and of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution of Youngstown. Carla traveled the world and loved to spend her winters in Aruba and was an avid swimmer.
She is preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Donna Jean Muir and her brother, Larry A. Muir, Ph.D. Survivors include her sister, Nancy J. Letcher of Kinsman, Ohio; two nieces, Tanya (Craig) Tricker of Kinsman, Ohio and Heather (Jeff) Spanbauer of Cincinnati, Ohio; three nephews, Kenneth (Heather) Letcher of Johnston, Ohio, Bradford (Lynna) Muir of Flemmington, New Jersey, Ryan (Magdalena) Muir of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; several great nieces and nephews and sister-in-law, Beatrice Muir of Flemmington, New Jersey.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main Street, Kinsman, Ohio with Rev. Howard Darr officiating. Burial will follow in Gustavus Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Monday, Feb. 26th from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Johnston Federated Church or to the charity of choice. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Daniel T. “Danny” Horton
Daniel T. “Danny” Horton, age 56, of Andover, OH, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, PA.
He was born March 18, 1961, in Warren, OH, a son of Thomas C. Horton Jr. and Marlene S. (Collins) Horton.
A lifelong Andover resident, Danny was a 1979 graduate of Pymatuning Valley High School. He was employed as an assembly technician for over 20 years by Nutec Tooling in Meadville, PA. For his work he traveled to China, South Korea, Mexico, New York, and Tennessee over the years. Danny was an avid hunter and fisherman,enjoyed golfing, loved listening to classic rock music, and had a passion for cooking. Danny was a friend and buddy to anyone who knew him and was a loving husband and father.
He is survived by his wife, Tania M. (Barabas) Horton, whom he married August 30, 1985, of Andover; daughter, Leah D. Horton of Andover; parents, Tom and Marlene Horton of Billings, Montana; sister, Debbie (Jeff) Deimling of Hershey, PA; brother, Don (Lana) Horton of Douglas, Wyoming; sister, Denise Harris of Billings, Montana; father and mother-in-law, Richard and Linda Barabas of Espyville, PA; two brother-in-laws, Joe Barabas and Christopher Barabas and one sister-in-law, Karey Barabas, all of Espyville, PA; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved pets, Braylie, Jax, and OB. He is preceded in death by an uncle, Jerry F. Horton; a brother-in-law, Scott Harris; paternal grandparents, Thomas C. Horton, Sr. and Nellie J. Horton; and maternal grandparents, Richard C. and Gladys H. Collins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 481 S. Main St., Andover,OH, with Father Michael Mikstay, Capt. CHC, USN Ret., officiating. Calling hours will be Monday, February 26th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St., Andover, OH. A private burial of cremated remains will take place later in Maple Grove Cemetery in Andover. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Josephine F. Fisher (Sciarrino)
Josephine F. Fisher (Sciarrino), age 91 of Geneva, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Sanctuary of Geneva surrounded by her loving family. Born October 27, 1926 in Pennsylvania she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine Sciarrino. Josephine married Victor Fisher on July 5, 1952. She retired as a Sales Clerk at Value City in Euclid.
Josephine loved to cook and enjoyed watching the food channels on TV. She also loved playing Bingo and other games with her friends at the Sanctuary. She was an avid dog lover all her life and particularly enjoyed her 4 legged friend, Jemma at the Sanctuary.
She was the loving mother of David (Rose) Fisher and the late Dennis J. Fisher, the beloved grandmother of 5 and great grandmother of 11. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Victor, son Dennis, and grandsons John and Vincent Fisher.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Sanctuary for their loving care over the last 3 years.
Private family services will be observed. The Behm Family Funeral Home is assisting the family during this time. Obituary and condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Delmus Eugene Pinkston, Jr.
Delmus Eugene Pinkston, Jr., age 72, of Perry, Ohio passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Tri-Point Hospital. He was born September 16, 1945 in Parkersburg, WV to Delmus Eugene and Waneta (Randolph) Pinkston. He married Marie Veronica Meister on July 14, 1978 in Painesville.
Delmus is an Army Veteran. He was a Shipper for 40 years at Avery Dennison. He taught adult Sunday school for over 30 years. He was a member of the Salvation Army for 45 years, serving as Corp. Sergeant Major for 20 years. Delmus refereed for the State of Ohio in the Perry Midget League Football. He also was a t-ball and softball coach and umpire. He enjoyed softball and played for over 30 years.
He is survived by his spouse of 39 years, Marie; children, Delmus Eugene (Nadine) Pinkston III, Tracy (Salhat) Saleh, David Meister, Derek Pinkston, Erin (Carson) Litwiler; 7 ½ grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and brother, David (Sharolyn) Pinkston. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Daniel Pinkston.
Friends will be received Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 12 – 2 p.m. at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, Ohio. A Funeral Service will follow visitation at 2:00 p.m. Final Resting Place is Perry Lane Cemetery where military honors will be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 69 Pearl Street, Painesville, OH 44077.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Kenneth R. Kamppi, Sr.
Kenneth R. Kamppi, Sr., 71, of Conneaut, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 18, 2018. He was born July 30, 1946 in Springboro, PA, and was the son of Edwin and Mary (Rendulic) Kamppi, Sr.
Kenneth was a Merchant Marine and sailed on the Great Lakes. He worked for Ashtabula Bowsocket, before becoming the floor supervisor for Andover Industries.
He was a member of the Conneaut Moose Lodge, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and being with his family.
Survivors include his daughters Khristina Kamppi of Conneaut, and Karen (Mike) Johnston of Conneaut; his sons Kenneth Kamppi, Jr. of Conneaut, Jessie Kamppi of Conneaut, and Thomas Kamppi of Rome, OH; his step-daughter Rosie (Joel) Longstreth of Espyville, PA; his brother Edwin (Janet) Kamppi, Jr. of N. Kingsville; 17 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren, with 3 more on the way.He was preceded in death by his parents; and his infant great-grandson Jonathan. Private services were held. Contributions may be made to his family. Sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com
Eva (Ivanka) Varsek
Eva (Ivanka) Varsek, age 71, died on February 21, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 21, 1946, in Stanjel, Slovenia, the daughter of Franciska (Vidic) and Alojz Svagelj.
On December 30, 1967, she married Victor Z. Varsek. In 1969, Mr. and Mrs. Varsek emigrated to the United States where she and her husband made their home and raised their family. During her life, Mrs. Varsek enjoyed traveling to Europe to visit family, gardening, cooking; and enjoyed exercising, walking and visiting with her many friends. Above all she cherished her family, and will be remembered first and foremost as a devoted, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who lived her life with dignity, humility and grace. She displayed inspirational faith, resilience and strength through life’s greatest joys and harshest trials. Her unforgettable smile brought a comforting sense of peace, acceptance and reassurance to everyone blessed with her love and friendship.
Mrs. Varsek was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of forty-seven years, and her brother Alojz.
She will be dearly missed by those who survive her, including her daughter, Michelle P. (Shawn) Sebring of Indiana, PA; her son, Robert (Tamara) Varsek of Venus, PA; her brother, Joze (Ancka) Svagelj of Volcja Draga, Slovenia; her six grandchildren, Nicholas and Lauren Varsek of Venus, PA; Taylor, Emily, Benjamin and Mathew Sebring of Indiana, PA; and her little companion and protector, Rosie.
Mrs. Varsek’s family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the many who showered her with love, compassion, and prayers over the final months of her life.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 481 S. Main Street, Andover, Ohio, with Father Michael Mikstay, Capt. CHC, USN Ret., officiating.
Calling hours will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday, February 23rd, at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect Street, Andover, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve or the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Edith J. Cortright
Edith J. Cortright, 85, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 while at home with her family. She was born in New Lyme, Ohio, February 13, 1933, to Joseph and Rose (Horvath) Phillips. Edith married her love, Manson Cortright, in December 1952.
Edith was a devout Christian and member of Bible Baptist Church in Madison. She was a self-taught musician who loved playing the piano and organ, both at church and at home, and there are many fond family memories of joyful sing-a-longs while gathered around the piano. She enjoyed reading books from the library and appreciated Cleveland sports…especially when her teams won. Working side by side with her husband, she was always a hard worker.
Edith is survived by her husband of 65 years, Manson; children, Debra (Robert) Norris, Darlene (Robert) Kubilis, Denise Cavender, Daniel Cortright, Damon Cortright; 11 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and sister Fran (Chuck) Rought. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Deidre Reznak; son David Cortright; grandson, Mark Norris; parents; sister, Catherine Balla; brother, Joe Phillips; and son-in-law, James Cavender.
Funeral service will be celebrated by Pastor Mike Edwards, 11am Monday, February 26, 2018, at Bible Baptist Church, 5819 West Chapel Rd. Madison OH 44057. Friends may call one hour prior, form 10-11am, at church. Final resting place will be Rome cemetery.
Edith’s family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004, for the kind and compassionate care given to Edith and her family.
The Behm Family Funeral Home is thankful to assist Edith’s family during this time.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Donald L. Bassett
Donald L. Bassett, 85, longtime area resident of Austinburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Geneva Village. He was born on February 1, 1933 the son of A. Horton Bassett and Dorthea Brunn Bassett.
Donald was a member of the American Clock Association and enjoyed repairing clocks for
himself and others.
Mr. Bassett is survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Ann Bassett; and many dear family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Allen H. Bassett.
Funeral services will be Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula, with calling hours on Saturday from 10:30 AM until time of services at 11:00 A.M. and on Friday, February 23 from 5PM to 8PM at the funeral home. He will be buried at Center Cemetery in Austinburg.
In lieu of flowers please consider the 1st Presbyterian Church, 4317 Park Ave., Ashtabula, OH, 44004 or the Austism Society of Greater Cleveland PO BOX 41066, Cleveland, Ohio, 44141.
Robert E. VanDevender
Robert E. VanDevender, age 75 Of Peterson Rd., Jefferson, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at his home. He was born June 17, 1942 in Warren, Ohio the son of Gerald & Irene P. (Jones) VanDevender.
He served in the United States Army from 1967-1969 as a SP5(T) where he received a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal . He worked for General Electric for 32 years. He enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Regional Area Modelers.
He is survived by his three children, Robin (David) Marshall of Chardon, Jason R. (Heidi) VanDevender of Roaming Shores, Kristen R. (Tim) Leehan of Kingsville; grandchildren, Athan & Elise Marshall of Chardon, Wyatt & Libby VanDevender of Roaming Shores , Emma & Jack Leehan of Kingsville and companion, Sharon Skaggs.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gene VanDevender; two brothers in infancy, Gerald Leroy and Billy Lee.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 12:00 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with Pastor Joe Laing of Bethel Bible Church officiating. Burial will take place in Lenox Center Cemetery. A military honors service will also take place.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00-12:00 P. M. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to In-Country Vietnam Veterans, P. O. Box 97, Unionville, Ohio 44088 envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors are honored to serve the Robert E. VanDevender family. Guestbook, condolences or to light a candle can be found at fleming-billman.com
Leana Jean Allen
Leana Jean Allen, 71, of Jefferson Ohio went to be with the lord, surrounded by Family at Cleveland Clinic on Feb 19,2018. She is proceeded in death by her parents Mary and Homer Cornell both from Jefferson.
Jean was born August 12, 1946 in Geneva Ohio and was a life long resident of Jefferson. She was very big on family and loved when everyone would gather and those memories we will forever hold.
She graduated from School of Knoedler Nursing and for 20 years she independently practiced for a very special family she held dear to her heart. Prior to that she had her own business and traveled with the local fairs selling novelties and some may remember her store “The Rose” on Main Ave in Ashtabula that had the arcade in the back.
Survivors are her life long companion James Allen; Children: Victoria (Jack) Moore Matthews, Elmer (Bobbie) Moore , Joseph (Jennifer) Moore, Deloris (Chuck) Moore Bailey, Hershell Moore, and Mary (Dave) Allen-Johnson; Grandchildren: Elmer (Tabitha) Moore, Vanessa (JD) Stalnaker, Chuckie (Crystal) Bailey, Jenny (Joey) Matthews Roberts ,Karen (Jake) Bailey Brooks, Bobby Moore, Shawn Bailey, Mindy (Alex) Bailey Lambert, Casey (Jay) Matthews, Thomas Grilley, Chad Bailey, Ashley Taggart, Jesse Moore, Jessamine Moore, Jessup Moore, Bethany Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, Jesston Moore , Jessalynn Moore and 22 Great Grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family.
Samantha Blaire Corson
Samantha Blaire Corson, age 25, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 19, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on March 1, 1992 in Ashtabula, Ohio a daughter of Jennifer Renee (Hindle) Rozman and Mark Anthony Jordan, Sr. Samantha was a 2010 graduate of Pymatuning Valley High School and attended Kent State University. For the past nine years Samantha has worked in the bakery and deli at Andover Sparkle Market. She is a member of the First Church of God in Cherry Valley. On June 9, 2012 she married Jonathan Carey Corson. Samantha enjoyed painting and cooking. She had a love for life and animals and loved to spend time with her family and friends.
Samantha is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Carol and Edgar Hindle and paternal grandpa, James Jordan. Survivors include husband of five years, Jonathan C. Corson of Wayne, Ohio; her mom and step dad, Jennifer R. (Michael) Rozman of Orwell, Ohio; her dad, Mark A. Jordan, Sr. of Andover, Ohio; mother-in-law, Rose (Christopher) Lewis of Andover, Ohio; Father-in-law, Steven (Paula) Corson of Cherry Valley, Ohio; two sisters, Sabrina B. Jordan of Roaming Shores, Ohio and Charissa Rozman of Winchester, Kentucky; five brothers, Joshua J. (Stephanie) Jordan of Jefferson, Ohio; Mark A. (Pam) Jordan, Jr. of Andover, Ohio; Curtis G. (Jade) Jordan of Andover, Ohio, Austin S. Rozman of Vero Beach, Florida and Pfc. Michael Rozman USMC Okinawa, Japan; Paternal grandma Bonnie F. Gala is of North Port, Florida; Maternal grandma-in-law, Dorothy Michalske; paternal grandparents-in-law, William and Mary Jane Corson and twenty-five nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00am at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect Street, Andover, Ohio. Burial will follow in Rocky Glenn Cemetery in Adamsville, Pennsylvania. Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. An online guestbook is available atwww.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Anna M. (Gribovicz) Duplay
Anna M. (Gribovicz) Duplay, 72, was at home with her family when she passed away Monday morning, February 19, 2018. She was born December 30, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Anthony and Margaret (Usko) Gribovicz and married her love, Robert Duplay, in 1968.
Anna was a member and officer of the Independent Order of Foresters for 18 years (which means she was able to go to Vegas, attending conventions, for free!). The Court Redwood gatherings were always lively and entertaining. She was very family oriented and painfully compassionate with regards to her loved ones. Absolutely warm hearted, Anna was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert; children, Deborah (Clint) Hardy, Robert Scott (Sandy) Duplay; grandchildren, Clint Robert (Stephanie), Reed, Nicole, Sydney, Samantha, Mackenzie; great grandchildren, Braylon, Braxton; sister, Fran (Don) Konkowski; brother, Danny (Patty) Gribovicz. Anna is preceded by her parents and brother, Tony Gribovicz.
Friends may call 2-4pm and 6-8pm, Friday February 23, 2018, at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St. Madison OH 44057. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father George Kusy, 11am Saturday February 24, 2018, at St. Cyprian Catholic Church, 4223 Middle Ridge Rd. Perry OH 44081. Final resting place will be Perry Cemetery.
Anna’s family wishes to thank Hospice of the Western Reserve for their wonderful care, and suggests contributions may be made in Anna’s name to Hospice, 17876 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland OH 44110.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Mitchell Lawrence Teeter
Mitchell Lawrence Teeter, age 25 of Euclid, Ohio passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, February 18, 2018. He was the beloved son of Sandra (William) Hitchcock of Euclid and Arnold Teeter of Madison. Mitchell was born August 2, 1992 in Painesville and right from the beginning he was always on the go. Mitchell loved to be outside and was very caring and outgoing and made friends very easily. He loved to be working on cars, playing video games with his brothers, teasing his niece and nephew and his beloved cat Starr but most importantly he loved his family dearly, most especially his children and he will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.
Besides his parents he is survived by his fiancée, Kristal Ellis; son, Mitchell Cole Teeter and future step-son, Ethan Hernandez at home; and his daughters, Faithlynn and McKayla (Weeks)Teeter both of Painesville. Mitchell also leaves behind sisters, Jessica (Benjamin Jones) Spring, Courtney Rought, Tiffany (Brandon) Lester and Jacie Hitchcock along with brothers, Will and Cory Hitchcock and Logan and Conner Teeter; his beloved niece and nephew, Anthony and Adriana (Rought) Stuber; grandparents, Lawrence and Carol Rought; aunts and uncles, Susan Collins, Douglas(Jeannine) Rought, Diane (John) Carver, Joyce (Eugene) Mulraney, Connie Teeter, Debbie (Dave) Sommer; numerous cousins and extended family which included Christine Siegel, Barbara, Virgil, Leroy and Roger Strickland, and Robert and Jessica Strickland to name a few. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Heard and Brenda Mitchell and Arnold E. Teeter; grandmother, Mary West; great-uncle, Robert Rought; and cousin, Ricky Rought.
Friends and family will be received from 2-5pm on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street in Madison. Graveside Funeral Service will take place at 11am on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Perry Cemetery on Center Street in Perry. Online obituary and guestbook at www.behmfuneral.com
In lieu of flowers the family is asking for contributions to be made to The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland or any local food bank or charity to pay respect to Mitchell’s deep love of helping others.
Alta I. Shetler
Alta I. Shetler, age 89, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Hospice of the Valley. She was born on April 5, 1928 in Bloomfield. The daughter of Leal and Jenny (Lepper) Welchmen.
Alta was married to Daniel J. Shetler on May 13, 1950. She was a member of the Cherry Valley Nazarene Church. She had a smile that lit up a room and was loved by everyone who knew her. She was a great mother, wife and grandmother. She enjoyed baking and gardening.
Survivors include her children Chuck (Judy) Fenton of Southington , Robert of Williamsfield , Alicia (Jeff) Webber of Warren , Karen Rabich of Warren , Brenda ( Ron ) Moon of Williamsfield , John (Lana) Shetler of Williamsfield , Pam Headley of Warren , and Mary ( Ivan ) Rodriguez of Ashtabula , brother Raymond Zedaker, 23 grandchildren , 47 great grandchildren , 25 great great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Daniel J. Shetler, sons Butch and Ronnie Shetler, grandchildren Chad Shetler, Alta Laudermilt, Barb Hammer, and several siblings.
Funeral services officiated by Pastor James Burns, will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Paine Funeral Home 140 East main St. Orwell Ohio at 11:00 A.M., burial to follow in Brownwood Cemetery, North Bloomfield. Visitation will be on Thursday, February, 22nd at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00pm. Condolences may be made at painefuneralhome.com
Bruce Edward Coxson
Bruce Edward Coxson, age 83, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Delray Beach, Florida. He was born on September 22, 1934, in Masury, Ohio, a son of Pauline E. (Stowe) and Perry E. Coxson, Sr. Bruce was a 1955 graduate of Vernon High School and served in the Heavy Mortar Co., 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, Ohio National Guard, of Warren, Ohio from 1955 until 1962 when he was honorably discharged. He was employed with General Motors until he retired in 1996. On July 7, 1956 he married Eileen Marie Nashtock. Bruce was a lifelong resident of Vernon, Ohio, a forty-five year member of Rock of Grace Church where he was a board member and a Royal Ranger leader. He volunteered at the Kinsman Food Bank until he moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2016. He was involved in the community as a baseball and basketball coach along with being a basketball referee. He enjoyed reading about history, taking walks, watching sports, taking road trips, winters in Florida, and spending time with his family. Bruce was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers and Browns as well as The Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Joseph Badger Braves. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of fifty-three years, Eileen; two brothers, Perry Coxson, Jr. and Elmer Coxson and three sisters, Velda Maple, Shirley Draa, and Sandra Lazier. Survivors include two sons, Bruce Michael Coxson and Scott (Sandi) Coxson; four daughters, Sharon (Chris) Carlson, Kimberly (Ray) Willey, Melinda Dean, and Sherry Willey; thirteen grandchildren, Suzanne, Mason, Callie, Casie, Ashley, Emilee, Trent, Allen, Cory, Jessyca, Brandon, Raquel and Clayton and three great grandchildren; Caydence, Keeton and Shaelyn.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Rock of Grace Church, 6745 State Route 5, Kinsman, Ohio. Private burial will be in Vernon Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Kinsman Food Bank (Nesface), PO Box 474, Kinsman, OH 44428. Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Kinsman is handling the arrangements with an online guestbook available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Roland Chapman, age 90, of Perry, Ohio, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Brookdale Senior Living in Mentor. He was born August 13, 1927 in Perry the son of the late Earl and Gladys (Vandevort) Chapman. Roland married Fannie Caudell in Perry on September 27, 1947.
Roland served in the US Army stationed in Germany during WWII. He was a gifted woodworker and enjoyed making scale models of many different types of cars. He was a Window Glazier by trade however, he was very proud to have built his own family homes.
He is survived by daughters, Penny (Frank) Angeloro and Pam (Bill) Kester; grandchildren: Renae (Alfonso) Munoz, Frank J. (Courtney) Angeloro, Doug (Teofe) Kester; great grandchildren: Bella, Emmie, and Jon (Melanie); great-great grandson Alex; brother: Warren Chapman of Live Oak, FL; sister: Marian Ryel of Chagrin Falls. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Fannie; and his parents.
Friends and family will be received from 6-8pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street in Madison. Funeral Service will take place at 11:00am on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Perry Christian Church, 3270 Call Road in Perry. Pastor Paul Bomeli will officiate the service. The family suggests contributions be made in Roland’s name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Vada P. Sanders
Vada P. Sanders, age 97, passed away on February 17, 2018 at her home in Madison. She was born on October 9, 1920 in Booneville, KY to Parrett (Payne) and John A. Abshear. On October 19, 1940, Vada married Tommie H. Sanders.
Vada was a woman of faith and a member of the Bible Baptist Church. Whether it was the warm smell of baked goods in the oven, the sound of her voice and guitar when she sang, or the color of her flower gardens, she made the world a brighter place with everything she did. Most of all, Vada loved her family, and she loved them well.
She is survived her son, Thomas J. Sanders; daughter, Lois Nuse; grandchildren, Barbara Brown, Robert Sanders, Brian Sanders, Dale Sanders, Tammy Harrigen, Cathy Sanders, Kim Sanders, David Bonness, Ernest Nuse, and Dean Nuse; 20 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Tommie; her sons, Robert and William Sanders; her parents; and her siblings, Herman Abshear, May Glenn, Estelle Elkins, Ila Judd, Elizabeth Judd, Laura Parker and Kathryn Dantin.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, OH 44057. A funeral service will be 12 noon on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Bible Baptist Church, 5819 West Chapel Road, Madison, OH 44057. Burial will be at Perry Cemetery.
Robert L. Maltby
Robert L. Maltby, age 85 of Geneva, passed away on February 17, 2018 at home. He was born February 2, 1933 to Susie (Eller) and Raymond Maltby in Geneva. On October 6, 1956, Robert married Sandra C. Souers, and they began an adventure that would last 54 years. Sandra made this journey first in 2011, and now they are together again.
Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean conflict. He worked at Reliance Electric and retired from True Temper Corp. in Geneva. Robert loved to work around his home, and as a father and grandfather, he is beloved and missed.
Robert is survived by his son, Robert (Lori) Maltby, Jr.; granddaughters, Tara (Joe) Burnheimer and Tasha (Mark) Cefferati; and great-grandchildren, Ashtin, Alexis and Hayden. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wonderful wife.
Friends will be received at 10 am on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041. A funeral service will follow at 11 am, and Rev. Paula Marbury will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, Northeast Area, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-2204.
James “Jim” Martin Champlin
James “Jim” Martin Champlin, 95, of Ashtabula passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 17, 2018 at the Country Club Retirement Center.
He was born June 6, 1922 in Conneaut, the son of the late Oren Everett and Anna (Michael) Champlin. Jim attended Rowe High School in Conneaut. He excelled playing football and baseball, and running track for the Vikings. He also distinguished himself playing several instruments for the band and orchestra. He was a US Army Air Corps veteran serving our country during WWII. He married Evelyn Stewart on April 11, 1944, and they remained lifelong area residents.
Jim drove more than 1,000,000 safe miles for Lyons Transportation Lines. After retirement, he drove tour buses in Florida. He was an artist who brought wonder and awe through his superior woodworking ability. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and traveling, but most of all watching the joy of his family grow from his children down through his great-great grandchildren.
Jim is survived by his wife Evelyn; daughters-in-law, Linda Champlin and Nadine Champlin; grandchildren, Stephen (Siddiqua) Champlin, Lisa (Michael) Simmons, Jason Champlin, Julie (George) Collins, Robin (Sanjeev) Moghe, Mark (Heather) Champlin; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Jim Champlin was preceded in death by his sons, Ron (2017) and Lynn Champlin (1991); sisters, Pauline Hoover and Esther Champlin; brothers, Fred, Alfred, Arlin, and Walter Champlin; and twin siblings in infancy; granddaughter Amy Champlin (2009); and great-granddaughter Gabrielle Collins (2004).
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2:30 PM at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, 3140 Center St., North Kingsville, Ohio 44068.
Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in his name to Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum, 363 Depot St., Conneaut, Ohio 44030.
Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula is handling arrangements.
Jeffrey Scott Grier
Jeffrey Scott Grier, age 48, of Jefferson Ohio, was taken from us unexpectedly on Thursday, February 15, 2018, shortly after being admitted to the Cleveland Trauma Center.
Jeff was born November 1, 1969 in Coshocton, Ohio. The son of Kenneth and Patricia Morrison Grier, and a 1988 Coshocton High School graduate. He attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in Visual Communications, received his Bachelor of Education degree from Christopher Newport University in Virginia, and in 2014 received his Master’s Degree from the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. He shared his passion for art with his students at Jefferson Local School from 1999-2001 and Madison Schools from 2011-present.
His most famous piece of art work is titled, “I’ll Take It from Here”. It was created after 9/11 to raise money for the Red Cross to benefit victims’ families. The original hangs in the Pentagon in Washington DC, and a print in the 9/11 Museum in New York City.
Jeff was a passionate but private person. He cared deeply about others and made a lasting impact in history with his artwork, family, friends, students, and colleagues. He also loved music and his favorite band, RUSH. One of his greatest characteristics was his contagious sense of humor, and he will be remembered by his family and friends for his laugh provoking remarks and practical jokes.
Jeff married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Elizabeth “Liz” Husted on December 30th, 1994, and recently celebrated 23 years.
Jeff is survived by his wife Liz and their two loving children, Virginia K. Grier, 16 and Edward C. Grier, 13. Also survived by parents Kenneth and Patricia Grier and his mother and father-in-law, Jon and Suellen Ehrich Husted. Jeff left behind 9 brothers and sisters, Lynn (Bill) Mayberry, Tom (Sandy) Grier, Karen Hooper, Mark (Kim) Grier, Marianne (Glenn) Yoder, Kevin Grier, Amy (Daryl) Berry, Elaine Haynes, and Brian (Serenna) Grier, and sister-in-law Katie (Gary) Husted Sorrell.
Jeff is also survived by many, many, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
The celebration to honor Jeff’s life will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 3pm-5pm at Fleming & Billman Funeral Home, 49 W. Jefferson St. Jefferson, Ohio. Fr. John Ettinger of St. Joseph Calasanctius Church will start prayers at 4:45 P. M. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Madison High School’s Art Department, 3100 Burns Rd., Madison, Ohio 44057.
The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are honored to serve the Jeffrey Grier family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences or light a candle.
“Thank you for instilling strength, humor, creativity, confidence, and love in me. I believe God needed someone else to help him paint the sky” ~GG
Hildreth L. (Haug) Cash
Hildreth L. (Haug) Cash of Hartsgrove, OH passed away at home surrounded by family after a battle with cancer on February 18, 2018 at the age of 75.
Hildreth was born on October 4, 1942 in Newton, Massachusetts. Her family moved to Jamestown, NY and Hildreth graduated from Jamestown High School. She later attended Jamestown Community College, where she met her husband of 54 years Charles. They were married on November 15, 1963 and have been residents of Hartsgrove, Ohio for over 45 years.
Hildreth was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Bowie Haug and her father Curtis W. Haug.
Surviving her are her husband, Charles Cash; sons, Christopher (Jodi) Cash and Michael (Sandy) Cash; a daughter, Rebecca (Roger) Cash; sisters, Barbara Gray and Marsha Haug; brother, Peter Haug and grandchildren, Heather, Alexi, Christa, Carly, Michael, Emma and Gareth.
Hildreth was an avid sports fan and enjoyed going to watch her grandchildren’s sporting events. She also spent many years traveling alongside Charles to softball tournaments he participated in. She was the official scorekeeper of the team. She was also a lover of books, birds, pinochle and crocheting.
At Hildreth’s request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is honored to serve the Hildreth Cash family. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com
Anthony T. Covetta
Anthony T. Covetta, age 82, S. Spruce St., Jefferson, died Sunday afternoon at the Jefferson Healthcare Center where he had been a patient the past two weeks.
He was born December 9, 1935 in Warren, the son of the late George & Florence Covetta and has lived in the Jefferson area the past 50 years. Anthony was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He married Janice E. McCune on August 19, 1967 at St. Joseph Calasanctius Church in Jefferson. Anthony was a retired hair stylist, owning Anthony’s Hair Styles on State Rd. in Ashtabula more than 30 years.
He was a member of St. Joseph Calasanctius Church. He enjoyed motorcycling, fishing, canoeing and traveling, especially the trip to Italy to meet his extended family.
Anthony is survived by his wife, Jan, a brother, Henry G. (Betsy) Covetta of Concord Twp. and two nephews, Dr. Henry (Maribelle) Covetta of Ashtabula & Don Covetta of Mentor.
The funeral mass will be held Friday at 11:00 A. M. at St. Joseph Calasanctius Church, 32 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson with the Rev. Fr. John Ettinger as celebrant. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday from 10-11 A. M. at the church. The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson is privileged to serve the Anthony Covetta family. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Jefferson Emergency District, P. O. Box 294, Jefferson, OH 44047. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences or light a candle.
Ralph C. Clay
Ralph Clay of Ashtabula went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife on February 12, 2018.
Born on June 6, 1935 in Grundy County, Tennessee to Garnet and Hilda Hazel Clay, Ralph was the fourth of five sons. He took pride in his athletic abilities during high school, becoming captain of Grundy County High school’s Football team. After high school Ralph served in the Armed Forces and was stationed in France, then moved to Cleveland, Ohio to find work. It was there he met the love of his life Deloris Ann Ross, they were married and had two sons, Michael and Mark Clay.
Ralph loved living the farm life as he did as a young boy in Tennessee, so him and Deloris bought a farm in Ashtabula, where they lived beside both sons and their granddaughters. Ralph helped his granddaughters get into 4-H where they all showed livestock animals at the Ashtabula County fair. Ralph and his wife Deloris taught their children and grandchildren the values of hard work on the farm and in their occupations. Ralph was very active in the USWA union retiring as the union president for Millennium Chemicals.
Ralph is survived by his youngest son Mark (Melissa) Clay of Ashtabula, granddaughters Breanna and Brandi Clay of Eastlake, and Brittany Clay of Ashtabula; and younger brother Charles (Dora) of Tennessee. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Deloris, oldest son Michael (both of Ashtabula) and brothers Elston, George Harris,and Ernest of Tennessee; mother Hilda Hazel and father Garnet Clay, both of Tennessee. Calling hours are Saturday, February 24 from 12-1 with service directly following at the Ashtabula Pentecostal Church of God, 2221 Cook rd. Ashtabula Oh. 44004. In lieu of flowers please donate to St. Jude’s Medical Center.
Michael Russo, age 63, of Mentor passed away on February 17, 2018 at the Hospice of Western Reserve surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Painesville to the late Dolores (Kangas) and Anthony Russo. Mr. Russo was Baptized and Confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fairport Harbor.
Michael had worked at Lubrizol as a factory worker and at Leikin Motor Company selling cars. Michael loved working on cars, fishing and swimming, he was even class President his Junior Year in High School. Mr. Russo graduated from Harvey High School where he was voted the best dressed his senior year.
He is survived by his loving wife Avonelle (Ferrel) Russo of 30 years , Brother Timothy George Russo of Painesville, Sister Gayle (Russo) Mullins of South Carolina.
Mr. Russo is preceded in death by his parents Dolores and Anthony Russo.
Visitation will be held 4 to 6 Pm on Wednesday February 21, 2018 at the Potti Funeral Home 1009 Mentor Ave Painesville, Oh 44077. A Funeral service will follow starting at 6 Pm; Mr. Russo’s burial will be at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery.
Alverda (Berdie) Costanzo McGuire
Alverda (Berdie) Costanzo McGuire, age 85 of Geneva, Ohio passed away peacefully on February 15, 2018 at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Euclid. She battled dementia for a few years. She was born March, 30, 1932 in Pennsylvania. She was retired from TT Electronics in Perry. She loved Crocheting, playing cards, and playing Bingo. Her favorite things were to spend time with her children and grandchildren and traveling with her best friends, Teena and Betty.
She is survived by her constant companion Pumpkin the cat; daughters, Linda (Don) Waddell, Patty (Brett) Sloan, Marie (Scott) Butler, Louise (Gary) Bena, Felicia (Karl) White, sons, Herb Costanzo and Steven Costanzo, daughter-in-law, Elaine McGuire, adopted daughter, Loretta Tramble and step-children, Roxanne (Jack) Hoskins and Michael (Gina) McGuire, 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, her brothers Ed, Jake, Ron, Ray and Bob Bruner; and sisters, Mary Biesel and Rita Davison. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William (Mickey) McGuire, and Herb Costanzo; parents Ed and Luave Bruner; children, Bill McGuire and Sally Fraser; sisters, Peggy and Luave Darlene, 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and best friend Barb Bruner.
Friends and family will be received on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 5-8 pm with a service at 8 p.m. at the Behm Family Funeral Home 175 South Broadway Geneva, Ohio.
A Graveside Service will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10:00 am at Alexander Harper Memorial Cemetery in Unionville, OH.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
John E. Arendas
John E. Arendas, age 90, of Twinsburg, Ohio passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing in Madison. He was born April 29, 1927 in Cleveland to Ann (Lewalk) and John J. Arendas. He married Geraldine D. Vernick on November 12, 1949.
John was a loving Husband, Father and Grandfather who loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed bowling, sports, and a good game of pinochle. He was a huge Cleveland sports fan.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Geraldine; children, David, Diane Sidoti, Donald, Denise (Brian) Scotch; grandchildren, Tony, Brian (Jacque), Scott (Sonja), Tracy (Brian), Kerianne (Evan), Tiffany (Brent), Erin (Ryan), Steven (Courtney), Megan, Marcus(Bianca); great-grandchildren, Ayden, Avery, Adelae; Joseph, Ben, Matthew; Sienna, Colt; Skyra, Angelina, Elliana; Gino; Olivia, Zoey; Xyla; brother, Bernie (Margaret) Arendas;
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Margaret (Jack) Virag, son-in-law Gene Sidoti, and daughter-in-law Karen Arendas.
A Graveside Service at Knollwood Cemetery in Mayfield will be held at 11:00am on Friday, February 23, 2018. The family suggests contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association.
The Behm Family Funeral Home is assisting the family during this time. Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Guy Homer Butts, JR
Guy Homer Butts, JR, age 73 of Ashtabula passed away Friday (Feb. 16th) after a long hard fought battle with cancer.
He was born September 17, 1944 in Tampa, FL the son of Guy and Anna (Enos) Butts, SR.
Guy met his future wife, Mary DePriest, while working together for a traveling magazine sales company, where they traveled the U.S. together selling magazines door-to-door. They married November 28, 1972. Their children, Todd and Kim, were born in 1975 and 1978. Guy and Mary were married for 45 years.
Guy served in the United States Army from 1965 – 1967, serving in the Vietnam War the majority of that time. He was a long-time employee at both RMI and Zercho until he retired in 2013. After retirement, he enjoyed exercising at the YMCA, going out to eat and shopping with his wife, and watching TV. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters.
Guy was a member of the Gateway Church of Ashtabula, which he always enjoyed attending.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Butts; a son Todd (Kerri) Butts of Jefferson; a daughter, Kim (Ryan) Hutchins of Ashtabula; two granddaughters, Kyli and Kaci Butts and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Doug Butts; two sisters, Linda Lehr and Gael Suarez.
A memorial service will be Wednesday (Feb. 21st) at 2:00 PM at the Pentecostal Church of God, 2201 Cook Road Ashtabula with Rev. Kenneth Roberts officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 1:00 PM until the time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family c/o Mary Butts.
The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is honored to serve the Guy Butts family. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com
Howard C. Campbell, SR
Howard C. Campbell, SR, 78 of Ashtabula Township died Thursday Feb. 15th at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born January 22, 1940 in Ashtabula the son of Howard S. and Florence (Rich) Campbell and has been a lifetime area resident.
He was a veteran of the United States Marines.
He married Pauline M. Wetherbee on May 21, 1963 in Jefferson, Ohio and have had celebrated 54 years of marriage.
Howard had worked for RMI in Ashtabula for 22 years and Elkim Metals for 6 years until his retirement.
He was a member of the East Ashtabula Club and he enjoyed all kinds of sports. His favorite thing was hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed swimming.
Surviving him are his four children, David (Tina Bodecker) Campbell of Ashtabula; Howard “Butch” Campbell, JR of Ashtabula; Susan Campbell of Geneva and William “Bill” (Kim) Campbell of Ashtabula; six grandchildren, Howard C. Campbell, Andrew (Christina) Gross, Rebecca (Douglas) Magda, Amanda Campbell, Aimee Campbell and William “Billy” Campbell, Jr.; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Marjorie Tietz of Geneva and Bonnie (David) Howe of Ashtabula; a brother, Bruce (Glenetta) Campbell of Ashtabula and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife Pauline on Dec. 24, 2017.
At Howard’s request there will be no services.
The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is honored to serve the Howard Campbell family. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com
Dennis “R.” Johnson
Dennis “R.” Johnson, age 78, passed away Thursday evening, February 15, 2018, after a battle with brain cancer.
He was born November 7, 1939 in Blevinsville, Kentucky, the son of David and Martha Johnson. He moved to Ashtabula in 1952 where he met his future wife, Lorraine whom he married on August 25, 1959. He worked for a few years at the Raser Tannery and then began working for the City of Ashtabula, ultimately becoming the Superintendent of Public Works, retiring in 1994. Dennis and Lorraine were amazing foster parents to over 50 children. During the 20 plus years of his retirement, “Uncle Denny” could be found around town doing what he enjoyed, giving the people he loved “a hard time.” Whether it was managing Lakeshore Lanes on the weekends, shooting pool around town or sitting on the porch drinking coffee, he never knew a stranger. He was someone who had his own special way of making everyone feel loved. Dennis enjoyed spending time with his longtime friend and neighbor, Lenwood McLendon. He was an avid bowler and golfer; achieving two 300 games and 2 holes-in-one over the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved first wife, Lorraine, who passed away Aprill 22, 2011; a beloved daughter, Kathleen, who passed away March 15, 2006; two brothers, Bud Jr. and Hatler; a sister, Shelby-Jean; and two infant siblings, Robert and Glenda-Faye.
He is survived by his current wife, Joanne, whom he married on August 21, 2017; three daughters, Christina (Rick) Williams, Barbara (Curtis) Brewer, and Staci Johnson; three sons, David (Laurie) Johnson, Dennis (Jen) Johnson Jr., and Alex Johnson; daughters in law, Debbie Lewandowski and Laura Whittaker; a brother, Michael (Gloria) Johnson, two sisters, Patty (Frank) Cole and Maxine Hall; grandchildren, Jimmy, Cristy, Chad, David Jr., Deanna, Whitney, Tiffany, Trayvon, Shon, and Luie; and 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday February 20 from 3-7 PM at the Guerriero Funeral Home 1550 West 19th St. Ashtabula. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday February 21, 10 AM, officiated by Rev. Kenneth Roberts at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice. Condolences can be made at www.guerrierofuneralhome.com
Raymond William Kovacs
Raymond William Kovacs, 80 passed away on Ash Wednesday February 14, 2018 in his home with his wife by his side and other family members in attendance. He was born on June 12, 1937 to Stephen and Dolores (Bourdeau) Kovacs. Ray was an avid reader of several subjects including religion, history and politics, was an avid sports fan and enjoyed learning about people and their family history. He loved attending the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Mass celebrated in Latin but he most loved spending time with his family, especially his six granddaughters.
He graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1955 and exceled in basketball, track and football. He attended Bowling Green State University where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity then enlisted in the US Army where he served in Germany from 1959-1961.
Ray married Lita Lignetta in 1962 and celebrating 55 years of marriage last year.
Ray was an employee of Perfection Corporation and a longtime employee of Rockwell International where he was elected president of the United Auto Workers then later became a Quality Control Technician. He worked and retired from Iten Industries. Ray went back to work for US Security where he was employed part-time until he was almost 80.He was elected to and served on the Ashtabula Area City School Board, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a former member of the East Ashtabula Club and Sons of Italy and a devout traditional Catholic.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and Mike and sister Marilyn Carr. Survivors include his wife Lita, sons Raymond (Christy) and Kevin (Darlene) and granddaughters Elizabeth, Maria, Caroline, Julianne, Claire and Kate. He is also survived by his brothers Kenny, Norm and Mark (Brenda) and sister Virginia (Mickey) Rood. Contributions in his memory can be made to Saint John School or Hospice of the Western Reserve. The family would like to thank all of his physicians, the staffs at University Hospitals in Geneva and the heart failure floor at University Hospitals in Cleveland, all employees at Hoffman’s Pharmacy and the staff at Hospice of Western Reserve who provided excellent care in his final days.
Visitation will take place on February 19, at the Guerriero Funeral Home from 5-7:30. Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 7:00 Pm to end calling hours.
A Requiem mass officiated by Father Denis Bouchard F.S.S.P. will be held at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, 291 Scoville Dr. Vienna Oh, 44473 Tuesday February 20, 2018, at 11:30 AM. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Ashtabula.
Rosemary Pomplas, age 80, of Madison met her Lord and Savior on Tuesday February 13, 2018. Rosemary was born on March 24, 1937 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of the late Teresina and Luigi Cavallari. She had worked as a cashier at Pick and Pay and at Discount Drugmart. Rosemary loved to pray the Rosary every day, and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Madison. She was very ambitious and independent person and loved the Lord.
Survivors are her loving husband Robert E. Pomplas of Madison, Son Robert J. (Cheryl) Pomplas of Perry, and Daughter Barbara Bryant of Madison; Sister Jean Edwards of Texas. She had 4 Grandchildren Robert E. Pomplas II, Joseph E Nicholson, John A. Pomplas and Jeannine Snyder; and 6 Great Grandchildren.
Rosemary is preceded in death by her parents Teresina and Luigi Cavallari, and a brother Augustine Cavallari.
Visitation will be held 10-11 Am on Tuesday February 20, 2018 at the Immaculate Conception Church 2846 Hubbard Road. Madison Ohio 44057. A funeral Mass will follow starting at 11 am, and then a burial will proceed at the North Madison Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by Potti Funeral Home 2726 Hubbard Road Madison.
Charlotte A. Webster
Charlotte A. Webster, 49, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Hospice Unit of Ashtabula County Medical Center, after a courageous fight with cancer.
She was born on October 15, 1968 the daughter of Pattie A. Herb Danowski-Williams and the late Anthony J. Danowski. Charlotte graduated from Conneaut High School Class of 1987. She married the love of her life, Dale W. Webster on September 5, 1987. Charlotte had been employed as the office manager of Ashtabula Chiropractic for many years.
She enjoyed spending time outdoors and with her family. Her and Dale enjoyed trips to go gambling and watching the horse races. The family went on many hiking trips in the National Parks, always on the look out for a Big Foot sighting or evidence that he was close by. She also enjoyed walking along the beaches at Conneaut Township Park. Charlotte loved to garden and the past few years enjoyed growing her own vegetables.
She is survived by her loving husband and soul mate of 30 years, Dale W. Webster; her mother, Pattie A. Williams; their children, Brittany A. Webster and William A. Webster; brothers, Anthony Danowski and Stanley Danowski; brother-in-law, Brad Webster; nieces and nephews, Samantha Danowski, Tyler Webster, Paige Webster and Brett Webster; father-in-law, William W. Webster; dear friends, Kelly Humphreys and Mike Maund, Troy and Michelle Humpreys; and her office staff to whom she was very close, Connie and Ronnie Kiester and Dr. Roger Huang.
She was preceded in death by her father, Anthony J. Danowski; second father, Romalee “Lee” Williams; mother-in-law, Karen Webster; and maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Harriet Herb.
A celebration of life gathering will be held, Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 5PM to 7PM at the Thompson Smith Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut.
Lee Wayne Heinonen, Sr.
Lee Wayne Heinonen, Sr., 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Villa at the Lake after a short illness.
He was born March 24, 1925 in Cherry Hill, Pennsylvania. Lee was the son of Finnish immigrants, Henry and Esther (Ollie) Heinonen. He was very proud of his Finnish heritage and spoke the language fluently.
Graduating from West Springfield Township High School Class of 1943, he enjoyed the class reunions and classmates throughout the years.
Lee had been employed as a Merchant Marine on the Great Lakes since 1953 and retired in 2009 at the age of 83. He spent many of those years as a licensed engineer.
Mr. Heinonen was a former member of the Eagles, Moose and American Legion.
During Operation Desert Storm, at the age of 65, he volunteered to sail on a ocean going vessel. He and his company delivered weapons and armaments to the Desert Storm troops in the Middle East. He returned to the Great Lakes at the age of 66 and sailed for another 17 years.
Lee was a lifelong member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and attended regularly; he was a man of extreme faith.
Lee enjoyed his family and extended family, Cleveland Indians, watching Trinity Broadcasting Network, eating out and talking about his sailing days.
He is survived by his son, Lee, Jr. and his wife, Vickie; sister-in-law, Marie Heinonen; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Henry, Frank, Chuck and Wallace; four sisters, Lydia Seamon, Inez Palmer, Wilma Heinonen and Mary Ellen Snyder.
Lee will be remembered for his smile, gentleness and extreme generosity.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the family. A special thank you to Hospice of the Western Reserve and the Villa for their wonderful care.
Funeral services will be held, Monday, February 19, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 876 Grove St., Conneaut with Rev. Patrick Van De Motter, officiating. Calling hours will be held on Monday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at East Conneaut Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Thompson Smith Nesbitt Funeral Home. Online obituary and condolences at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com
Roger D. Tryon
Roger D. Tryon, Geneva, age 65 passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospitals, St. Joes in Warren, Ohio.
Son of Clifford M. & Norma J. (Arnett) Tryon Sr. born in Painesville, Ohio on Wednesday, February 11, 1953.
He was self employed doing Lawn Maintenance around the area and liked to draw.
Survived by: Son: Joshua Tryon of Ashtabula; Siblings: Keith (Anna) Lynch of Harpersfield;
Annette (Homer) Palinkas of Geneva; Jamie Shahan of Unionville
Preceded by: Parents; Brother, Clifford
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