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David Harry Poff

David Harry Poff, 70, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
He was born on February 16, 1947 in Warren, OH the son of David and Anna (Duvall) Poff.
David loved to watch the Cleveland Indians, greet shoppers at Wal-Mart, fish, and spend time with his grandchildren.
David married his wife, Pam (Felger) Poff, on July 11, 1975, and together they have spent forty-two wonderful years together.
He leaves behind his wife, Pam Poff; daughters, Jamie Poff and Stacy (Shane) Michaels; son, Jim (Jenny) Poff; sister, Nancy Poff; brothers, Dan, Bob, and Ron Poff; and grandchildren, Greg, Asia, Madison, Breanna, and Isabelle.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sara Winchell.
Visitation will be held from 11 AM – 12 PM with a service to follow on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Plymouth United Methodist Church, 970 Plymouth Rd, Ashtabula, OH, with Pastor Samara Jenkins officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the funeral home: c/o the family.

 Donald Richard Brown

Donald Richard Brown, formerly of Ashtabula, peacefully surrendered to Alzheimer’s
on October 14, 2016. Don was born March 13, 1926 in Ashtabula, Ohio to Desta and William Brown and was a 1944 graduate of Ashtabula High School. He served his country in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 and retired in 1978 from Jones and Laughlin Steel as Superintendent of the Union Dock.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary (Dempsey); sister Norine (Welch); and brothers, Harold “Bud” and Bill Brown.
He is survived by his wife Barb; daughters, Cathy Brown, Peggy (Dave) Arnold, Patty (Carl) Bujorian; step-children Jack, Jim and Jerry Ogren, Linda Silvers and Marilyn Stoltz; and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Chestnut Grove Cemetery. The family welcomes you to join them at the cemetery and also at 1:00 pm for a celebration of life lunch at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake.
Donations could be made in his memory to the National Alzheimer’s Association or to a charity of your choice.

Martha Vonner

Martha Vonner, age 91, Ninety Rd., Plymouth Twp., died Wednesday at the Cardinal Woods Nursing Home in Madison where she has resided the past two years.

She was born July 28, 1925 in Cleveland, the daughter of Philip & Dorothea (Bednick) Marchuk and was a Cleveland resident until moving to Plymouth Twp. in 1986.  Ms. Vonner was a restaurant worker for many years in Cleveland working at Tony’s Spaghetti House and Mr. Z’s Restaurant, retiring in 1985.

She was of the Russian Orthodox religion and enjoyed reading and doing word search puzzles.

Survivors include three daughters, Marlane K. Oleniacz of Brunswick, Valerie A. (James) Steiner of Plymouth Twp. & Maria K. (Thomas) Murphy of Cleveland, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Victoria Sawitzke & Dorothea Marchuk and three brothers, Carl, Paul & Philip Marchuk, Jr.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson with the Rev.  Fr. John Sheridan officiating.  Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 A. M. to 1:00 P. M. at the funeral home.  The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes, Jefferson, Ashtabula & Geneva are honored to serve the Martha Vonner family.  Visit to view obituary, express condolences, send flowers or light a candle.

Lloyd R. Steed


Lloyd R. Steed, 86 of Ashtabula died Thursday morning at his home. He was born June 20, 1930 in Ashtabula the son of Obie and Allie (Souders) Steed and has been a lifetime area resident.

He was a graduate of Ashtabula High School and had been employed with SCM as a chemical operator for thirty five years retiring in 1993.

He had been a member of Plymouth United Methodist Church. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, woodworking and photography. He especially loved being with his family and helping them any way he could.

Surviving him are his six children, Shirley (Jim) Carraher, Karen (Ron) Shelton, Kathy McIver, Darcy Steed, Kevin (Clarissa) Steed all of Ashtabula and James (Paula) Steed of Wadsworth; ten grandchildren, Lori, Jeff, Robert, Dan, Jesse, Carly, Alexander, Kristen, Ashley and Sean and three great grandchildren, Kaylee, Savannah and Gabby. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Edward Thress, Jr; a brother, Eddie Thress and his former wife, Betty Steed and a daughter, Tracy Steed in infancy.

Graveside services will be Friday (May 26th) at 2:00 PM at Ridgeview Cemetery, Austinburg Rd. Ashtabula Township. The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula is honored to serve the Lloyd Steed family. Condolences, light a candle and view obituary at


Lewis Deo Crandall


Lewis Deo Crandall, age 86, of Thompson, Ohio, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Altercare of Mentor. He was born December 27, 1930 in Painesville to Paul and Janette (Greenlee) Crandall. He married Barbara Edy in Geneva, Ohio on October 24, 1952.

Lew graduated from Thompson High School in 1948 and served in the US Navy. He grew up in the Crandall Ford family business, which has served the area for 75 years. Lew worked alongside his uncle where customers were treated like family. A great passion of Lew’s was flying; he was a private pilot and truly enjoyed taking friends out to dinner via his airplane. He also loved to golf and ride his motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Barbara; son, Michael (Becky), daughter, Kim (Bill) Brucken, son, Steven (Elizabeth) Crandall. Grandchildren, Stephanie (Tad) Davis, Briana (Bill) McKinney, Jordan (Casey), Jessica, Jacob Crandall, Emily (Gabe) Gradinaru, Charlotte (David) Schermerhorn, Margaret, Paul, Mark, Caroline, Jonathan, Andrew, Harriet, Audrey Crandall. Great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Judah, Ruth Davis, Arianna, Gabe McKinney.; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Keith Crandall and Dick Crandall.

Friends will be received 5 – 8 p.m., Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Leroy Community Chapel, 12920 Painesville Warren Rd., Painesville, OH. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Leroy Community Chapel. Final Resting Place will be Maple Grove Cemetery in Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leroy Community Chapel Building Fund, 12920 Painesville Warren Rd., Painesville, OH 44077 or the “Cru” Jesus Film Project, PO Box 628222, Orlando, Florida 32862-8222.

The family wants to thank the nurses, faithful aides and staff at Hospice and Altercare of Mentor for their kindness and care for Lew.

The Behm Family Funeral Home of Madison is assisting the family at this time.

Friends may leave condolences online at

William “Bill” Valis


William “Bill” Valis, loving father and husband, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 13, 2017. He was born November 23, 1943, in Cleveland to Anna (Chaplik) and William Valis. Bill married the love of his life, Barbara Yeckley, in Cleveland on May 21, 1966.

Bill was a graduate of St. Joseph High School, St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa, and Case Western Reserve School of Law. He was an attorney specializing in estate planning with the Reminger Law Firm until his retirement after 40 years of service. He has also been active in the Community of St. Peters in Cleveland. Bill enjoyed celebrating life with his wife, Barb, of 50 years. He loved to read anything from physics to Harry Potter. Bill had a thirst for learning and debating life’s mysteries with his extensive tribe of family and friends.

Bill leaves behind his wife, Barbara Valis; son, Kevin (Tara) Valis; grandchildren, Mark (Alex), Michael, Megan, Molly, Lilly, Violet, and Max; great-grandchild, Killian; and sisters-in-law, Jacki (Bob) Lazorik and Marlene (Rob) Lieb. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Ann Lancaster; and parents.

A memorial service will be held 11am Saturday May 27, 2017 at The Community of St. Peters, 7100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Western Reserve Land Conservancy at 3850 Chagrin River Rd., Moreland Hills, OH 44022 in memory of Bill Valis.

The Behm Family Funeral Home of Geneva is serving Bill’s family during this time.

Friends may leave condolences online at


Fred P. Wiegert


Fred P. Wiegert, age 77, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland. He was born August 4, 1939 in Meriden, Connecticut to Esther (Porter) and George Wiegert.

Fred drove truck for Best Way Trucking for many years and received a perfect 1 million mile plaque. He served in the US Army and was a member of AmVets and VFW. He loved to golf and bowl. Fred was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, Indians, Cavs, and Ohio State. He enjoyed Red Lobster, popcorn, Pepsi and perch from Brennans.

He is survived by his daughters, Pamela Deluigi, Lori Waid, Heidi Webster; grandchildren, Logan Kirby, Lenny Kirby, Amanda Wiegert, Miranda Dishon, Mikayla Webster, Joshua DeLuigi; great-grandchildren, Sean, Chase, Alanna, Logan, Endora, Noah, Emma, Cierra, Enoch, Sophia; siblings, Mildred (Joe) Clark, Jay (Sue) Woodford; and grand-dog, Bert Barnes. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Wilma (Hal) Summerville; brother, Jack Wiegert; and former wife, Wanda Wiegert.

A Memorial Service performed by Hospice of the Western Reserve will be held 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2017 at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center, 6831 Chapel Road, Madison, OH 44057.

Contributions may be made in Fred’s name to the Activities Department at Cardinal Woods.

The Behm Family Funeral Home of Madison is assisting the family.

Friends may leave condolences online at

Special Thanks to Cardinal Woods Staff and Madison Davita Dialysis for their loving care and compassion.


Helen Matteson

Helen Matteson (94) died peacefully at the home she shared with her son and daughter-in-law in Lynchburg, VA on May 21, 2017. She was born to Roy Dusenbury and Ethel (Chapman) Dusenbury on May 7, 1923 in Cork, Ohio.

She was a 1941 graduate of Geneva High School. She worked and volunteered in many capacities for decades, including helping to run the family’s fishing lodge, Jacqueline’s Camp, in Quebec, Canada, and in many years of service in the PTA and the church. Helen was a member of Geneva First United Methodist Church and attended Mercy Presbyterian Church (PCA) while in Virginia.

Her survivors include sons, Jeffrey (Abby) Tuomala, Lynchburg, VA; Matt (Carolyn) Tuomala, Geneva, Ohio; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by first husband, Charles Tuomala; second husband, John Matteson; son, Kirk Matteson; her parents; sisters, Viola Belconis, Ruth Camp, and Alta Dusenbury; brothers, Ernest and Fred Dusenbury; and the grandfather with whom she lived as a child, Oscar Dusenbury.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 26th at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, Ohio 44010. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. For more information, please call 440-466-4324. Donations may be given in Helen Matteson’s name to Centra Hospice, 1920 Atherhold Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501

Friends may leave condolences online at

Thomas E. Mitchell

Thomas E. Mitchell, 79, of Madison passed away at home Sunday May 21, 2017. He was born Sept. 17, 1937 and joins his loving parents, Arthur and Bess (Cray) Mitchell. Tom married Joanne Pierfelice in 1959 and together started a family.

Tom graduated from Madison High School in 1955. He studied chemistry at OSU and attended Max Hays Trade School in Cleveland, Lincoln Electric Welding School, Euclid, and Stationary Engineer School in Painesville. Tom was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18 for more than 50 years.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joanne; children Thomas A. (Kathryn “Kay”) Mitchell, Mark A. Mitchell, David A. Mitchell, Mary Jo (Daniel) Riddell; granddaughters, Isla and Ailsa. Tom is preceded in death by his daughter Ann Marie and his parents.

Friends may call 4-8pm Wednesday May 24, 2017 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison OH 44057. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Father Sean Donnelly at 11am Thursday May 25, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2846 Hubbard Rd., Madison OH 44057.

Contributions may be made in Tom’s name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland OH 44110.

Friends may leave condolences online at


MICHAEL D. JACOBS JR., age 43 of Conneaut died at his residence on Friday, May 19, 2017 surrounded by his family.

Michael was born May 25, 1973 in Waukegan, Illinois the son of Michael Jacobs sr., and Joan Seip Anderson.

Many years Michael worked at various factories and later was with an asbestos removal firm and welding company. In his spare time, he enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and working on cars. His family was his “priority One”.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Otto and Rose Seip, paternal grandparents David Jacobs and Edna Jacobs, great grandparents Frieda Triana and Larry Frieda and a brother Mark Jacobs.

Michael is survived by his mother Joan Anderson of New Port Richey, Fl., his father Michael Jacobs Sr., of Lake City, PA., his wife Tina Fiesler whom he married Feb 2, 2001, a son David Jacobs, two daughters Michelle and Magdalene Jacobs, three grandchildren, Leland, Michael and Douglas, all of Conneaut, three brothers Donald Jacobs of Girard, Pa., James Smith of Hudson, Fl., Jay Jacobs of New Jersey, and Matthew Runser of Harborcreek, PA.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 3:00 pm. to 6:00 pm at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St, Conneaut, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be made in Michael’s memory to the Raisian Funeral Home, to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Norma Jean Specht

Norma Jean Specht, age 82 of Conneaut, died Sunday morning, May 21, 2017 at the Villa at the Lake, where she had resided for the past few years.

Norma was born on December 13, 1934 in Conneaut the daughter of Michael and Anna Dosick Valenti. She was a 1952 graduate of Conneaut High School.  Norma’s was a loving wife, mother and grandmother for most of her life. She worked for a short time at the former Goldette’s and Astatic Corporation.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Margaret “Peggy” Partee and her husband Francis “Gerald” Specht.

Norma is survived by one grandson Blaine Partee of Oviedo, Fla, along with many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor Street, Conneaut.

Funeral services will be held following the visitation on Wednesday at 1:00 pm. at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, with Fr. Philip Miller of Corpus Christi Parish officiating.

Burial will take place at the convenience of the family at St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve.  Envelopes will be available the funeral home.

Gary R. Casey

Gary R. Casey, 70, of Conneaut, passed away, Friday, May 19, 2017 at Lake Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born November 29, 1946, in Conneaut the son of the late Arthur and Eleanor (Gustafano) Casey. Gary graduated from Conneaut High School and had remained a lifelong area resident. He married Diana Smock on December 27, 1969.

Gary is survived by his daughter Kellie Cover; brother, Leo Casey; and sister, Silvia Thrush. He was preceded in death by his wife Diana in 2016; and his parents.

A service will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Greenlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, E. Center St., N. Kingsville, Ohio.

The Thompson Smith Nesbitt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 345 Main St., Conneaut is honored to assist the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at

Vicky Weber

Vicky Weber, 61, of Conneaut passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on May 15, 2017.

She was born June 14, 1955 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Gordon and Beverly (Swedenborg) Oliver. She graduated from Edgewood High School and has been a lifelong area resident. She married the love of her life Dale Weber in Kelloggsville on May 28, 1977.

Vicky was a woman who loved her family and spending time with them. She was an excellent cook, and enjoyed music and collecting movies. She will forever be remembered by her family as a woman who found the good in everyone. She enjoyed life and was always smiling no matter what battles she may be facing. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Vicky is survived by her mother, Beverly Oliver; sons, Jeremy and Eric Weber; siblings, John (Vickie) Oliver, Tim and Todd Oliver, Karen Hart, Joann Campbell, and Robin (Ron) Thornton; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dale on February 23, 2017; son, Michael; and her father, Gordon.

A Celebration of Vicky’s Life will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11AM at the Conneaut Church of God, 5327 Center Rd (Rt. 7), Conneaut, Ohio 44030 with Pastor Carson Robson, officiating. A calling hour will be held from 10AM until the time of service at 11AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Margaret Jane Matrisciano Chamberlain and William Herbert Chamberlain, Jr.

A joint memorial service will be held for Margaret J. and William H. Chamberlain, Jr. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel Mausoleum at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Ashtabula, Ohio.

Margaret (nee Matrisciano) Chamberlain was born October 16, 1940 and passed away November 23, 2016 at the age of 76. Margaret was a teacher prior to her marriage to William. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 27, 2015.

Margaret was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William H. Chamberlain, Jr., her parents, Sarah and Joseph Matrisciano and niece, Angela Fuller, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Survived by Sister, Jennie (Paul) Fuller, Brother Joseph Matrisciano, nieces, Margaret and Lisa and their respective families, Uncle Louie Matrisciano, several cousins and her confidante and cousin, Louise DiPlacido Branham.

William was born September 18, 1935 and passed away July 13, 2015 at the age of 79. He was a Captain for TWA and American Airlines. After their retirement, they resided in Florida for several years. William was preceded in death by his parents, Ann and William H. Chamberlain, Sr., Sister-in-law, Lou Ann Chamberlain, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Survived by brothers, Donald (Roberta) Chamberlain and Larry Chamberlain, Nephew, Donald, Jr. and Nieces, Kimberly, Jenny, Mary, Anne, Lisa and their respective families.

In their memory, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Diabetes Foundation or Wounded Warriors.


Kara Jean Zdanczewski

Zdanczewski, Kara

Kara Jean Zdanczewski, 13, passed away tragically Thursday, May 11, 2017.

She was born February 17, 2004, the daughter of Stanley and Deanna Zdanczewski and had been an Ashtabula resident for the past two years.

Kara was an incredibly young lady.  She loved animals and had a special interest in tiger, bats, and dinosaurs.  A truly inquisitive student, she enjoyed school especially science, math, and reading.  Some of her friends in school called her superwoman for her knack of always sticking up for others when they were being bullied.

She was a country girl at heart and loved listening to her dad’s Johnny Cash CD, fishing, the outdoors, and swimming in Lake Erie.  For some reason, she even loved the snow during winter. Kara also enjoyed drawing and woodworking, but will mostly be remembered for her loving nature and her desire to always help others.

Her survivors include her parents, Stan and Dee Zdanczewski; her siblings, Brea, Brandon, and Audrey; grandparents, Stanley and Mindy Zdanczewski; her niece and nephew, Sophia and Caleb; and many other family members and friends.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Our Lady of Peace, St. Joseph Church, 3330 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula followed by a Celebration of Life Gathering in the basement of the church from 12 Noon to 2 PM.  Rev. Raymond Thomas, Pastor will preside.

Friends and family are encouraged to wear orange in honor of Kara since it was her favorite color.

Contributions may be made to ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula who is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur R. “Art” Koivisto


Arthur R. “Art” Koivisto, age 81, of Kinsman, OH, died Friday, May 19, 2017, in Pittsburgh, PA.
He was born August 10, 1935, in Williamsfield, OH, a son of Eli E. and Hannah (Walli) Koivisto.
A resident of Kinsman since 1960, Mr. Koivisto was employed as a millwright at American Welding in Warren since 1966, retiring in 1993. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he was a specialist in hydraulics. He was a former member of the Harry Lees American Legion Post #506 in Kinsman. Mr. Koivisto had a love of outdoors. He enjoyed cutting wood, four wheeling with his grandchildren, being a farmer and planting large gardens every year. He enjoyed going to flea markets and was noted for restoring antique tools. He enjoyed participating in the Ashtabula County Antique Engine club events every year.
Mr. Koivisto is survived by his wife, Charlene Koivisto, whom he married August 30, 1988, of Kinsman; daughter, Karen Dixon of Mobile, Alabama; son, Richard Bennett of Spanish Fort, Alabama; son, Donald (Ruth) Bennett of Orangeville, OH; son, James Bennett of Williamsfield, OH; daughter, Cheryl (David) Kumher of Gustavus township, OH; son, Gerald (Marie) Bennett of Statesville, NC; 27 Grandchildren; and 57 Great Grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; his former wife, Virginia Campbell Bennett; his son, Warren Glenn Bennett II; his daughter, Nancy Plott; his great grandson, Billy Edwards; his two sisters, Fannie Walker and Bette Jokinen; three brothers, Andy Koivisto, Willie Koivisto, and Rudy Koivisto; and a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Waeta Campbell.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 1:00 PM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St., Andover, OH. Burial will follow in Williamsfield Center Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 11:00 AM until the time of service. An online guestbook is available at

Frank E. Hadley


Frank E. Hadley, 71 of Ashtabula died Friday (May 19th) at the David Simpson Hospice House in Euclid, Ohio. He was born May 10, 1946 in Warren, Ohio the son of John Leslie and Pauline (Bower) Hadley.

Frank graduated from Edgewood High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Kent State University. He was a veteran of the US Army from 1969 to 1972 serving for a year in Vietnam.

He married Diane Marshand on April 8, 1972. He was employed with Carlisle’s Department Store for over twenty years and retired from Welded Tubes in Orwell in 2009.

He enjoyed golfing, sailing, reading and gardening. He loved fixing and remodeling his home. He also loved his companion, his dog “Trixie”.

Surviving him is his wife Diane; a daughter, Gina (Joe) Budd of Ashtabula; a son, Kurt Hadley of Ashtabula; two brothers, Robert (Kathleen) Hadley of Arkansas and Doug (Priscilla) Hadley of Florida and two sisters, Joyce (Bruce) Carpenter of Kingsville and Roberta (Howard) Wentz of Denmark Township. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be Tuesday (May 23rd) at 11:00 AM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory,  526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with his brother, Rev. Robert Hadley officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville with American Legion Post #103 conducting military rites.

Calling hours will be Monday (May 22nd) from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at

Mary I Fronce


Mary I Fronce, 55 of Ashtabula died Friday unexpectly at her home following a recent illness. She was born December 25, 1961 in Ashtabula the daughter of George J. and Margaret (Mead) Fronce and has been a lifetime area resident.

She was a 1980 graduate of Edgewood High School where she was an active band member and played both the flute and bassoon. She had been employed as a pharmacy tech with Winn’s Pharmacy and the Medicine Shop.

She also enjoyed listening to a variety of music as well as making music with her flute and bassoon. She loved driving her car “Black Beauty”, socializing and she loved animals especially her beloved cat “Willow”.

Surviving her is her daughter, Alyssa Stacy of Ashtabula; a sister, Helen V. Fronce of Ashtabula, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be Wednesday (May 24th)  at 11:00 AM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with Rev. Dr. C. Thomas Jackson of the Christ Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery.

Calling hour will be Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in her name can be made to the family, c/o Alyssa Stacy. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at

Keith Bryant Phillips


Keith Bryant Phillips, age 42, of N. Bloomfield departed from us on May 18, 2017 at UH Geauga Hospital. He was born on February 8, 1975 in Warren the son of Micky and Maggie Phillips.

Keith attended CSU and studied music and art, selling his art at the Butler Art Museum. He also, spent a lot of time at home studying and researching Astrology. He wrote and taught music and could play any instrument, playing his favorite the bass guitar in several bands. He also spent many hours talking to people and helping them with solutions to their problems. Keith enjoyed bike riding with his niece Alley.

He leaves behind his parents, brother Rodney (Leighann) Phillips and niece Alley Phillips who he loved like his own daughter.

Preceded in death by his grandparents Milton and Charlene (Brister) Phillips, Joseph and Florence (Slusher) Buber, Sister Angie Phillips, two uncles and many friends.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 5-8pm at the Paine Funeral Home, Inc. 140 E. Main Street, Orwell, Ohio 44076. No funeral services will be observed. At the request of the family please no flowers make memorial contribution in care his mother Margaret Phillips. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Condolences may be made at the

Family Flowers need to be delivered to funeral home before 2pm on Tuesday.