Miscellaneous Cuyahoga County, Ohio Obituaries 2000

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Charles W. Cooper Jr.
Charles W. Cooper Jr., 69, of Bainbridge, died Feb. 28 at University Hospitals Health System Geauga Regional Hospital.
Born Nov. 28, 1930, in Cleveland, he was a 40-year resident of Bainbridge.
A retired self-employed carpet installer, he was a school bus driver for Kenston School District.
He served his country from 1949 to 1953 in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge Golden Gate 245 in Chagrin Falls. His hobbies included fishing.
Mr. Cooper is survived by his wife, Ruth (nee Wolfinger); two sons, Dale W. (Holly) and Douglas (Kathleen); a daughter, Linda M.; and grandchildren, Molly, Matthew, Nichole, Katelyn, Magan and Kevin.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. today (March 2) at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Bainbridge.

Mildred B. Andrews
Mildred B. Andrews (nee Beane), 82, of Munson Township, died Feb. 21 at University Hospitals Health System Geauga Regional Hospital.
Born April 21, 1917, in Ashville, N.C., she was a resident of Munson since 1996, formerly of Lenori, N.C.
A licensed practical nurse, she was also a very talented seamstress who made her children's clothing and her wedding dress.
She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, playing Bingo and word search puzzles and read her Bible daily.
Mrs. Andrews is survived by her daughters, Peggy (Robert E.) Curtis of Hambden Township and Beverly (Ed) Newman of Columbia, La.; son, Douglas (Nadine) Andrews of Connely Springs, N.C.; five granddaughters, one grandson, three great-granddaughters, three great-grandsons, and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Marvin Andrews; her parents, a grandson and a great-granddaughter.
Burial was in Zack's Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Lenoir, N.C.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 155 Ken-Mar Industrial Parkway, Broadview Heights 44147.

Paul Kovac
Paul Kovac, 91, of Chardon, died Feb. 22 at Genesis Eldercare Chardon Center.
Born in Begunje, Yugoslavia, on Jan. 2, 1909, the son of Teresia and Franc Kovac, he emigrated to the United States in 1929, and lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., before moving to Cleveland in 1940. Since 1954, he resided in Chardon Township with his family.
He married Caroline Sorn in 1948.
During his career he worked at Cleveland Twist Drill and as a union carpenter for Dunbar Construction.
From 1961 to 1967, he and his wife owned and operated the Country Inn at the corner of Auburn Road and Route 6.
Mr. Kovac is survived by his wife; daughters, Caroline Ann Kovac (Donald) Valentine and Frances Martine Kovac; son, Paul Joseph (Laura Lewis) Kovac; grandchildren, Michael Paul Valentine and Helen Earlyne Kovac; siblings, Cyril Grilc of Cleveland and the late Joze Kovac of Toronto, Canada; nephews and nieces, Joseph Kovac, Paul Kovac and Ljubca Cadez, all of Canada.
Private services were held Feb. 25 at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Slovene Home for the Aged, 18621 Neff Road, Cleveland 44119.

Roberta J. Merchant
Roberta J. Merchant (nee McCandless), 78, of Middlefield Village, died Feb. 17 at her home.
Born June 9, 1921, in Butler, Pa., she was a 15-year resident of Middlefield, prior in Bedford.
A homemaker, she married Clyde Martsolf Dec. 18, 1939. He preceded her in death Jan. 23, 1969. She then married Elmer Merchant March 20, 1971, and he preceded her in death May 20, 1983.
A member and Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Parkman chapter, she was a very talented seamstress who fashioned custom-made clothing for family and friends as a hobby. She also made intricate doll clothes and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. In addition, she was an avid reader.
Mrs. Merchant is survived by her son, Clyde (Terrimarie) Martsolf Jr. of Claridon Township; granddaughters, Melanni Martsolf of Denver and Monique Martsolf of Chardon; and a grandson, Matthew Marsolf of Phoenix, Ariz.
Private family services were held.
She was buried in Butler Cemetery in Butler, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chardon Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon 44024.

Irene A. Olenik
Irene A. Olenik (nee Lutheran), 81, of Solon, died May 22.
She was a member of St. Rita Church in Solon.
Mrs. Olenik is survived by her husband, Joseph B.; children, J. Michael of Omaha, Neb., Thomas C. of Solon and Charles A. (Michelle) of Lyndhurst; grandchildren, Michael, Melissa and Matthew; sister, Mary Pimpo; cousin, Matilda Szell; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rose Bodis Lutheran; and sister, Margaret Rajnak.
Funeral Mass was celebrated May 24 at St. Rita Church in Solon. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of choice.

Nina L. Sacco
Nina L. Sacco (nee LoSurdo), of Solon, died May 22.
Born in Messina, Italy, she immigrated to Syracuse, N.Y., with her family as a child.
A graduate of Henninger High School and State University College at Oswego, N.Y., she worked for over 10 years in the computer center at SUNY Oswego as an operations manager and programmer/analyst.
She and her family moved to Solon in 1989.
A volunteer for the American Cancer Society as a Renu and Reach to Recovery volunteer, she was a model in the American Cancer Society annual fashion show in 1995.
Mrs. Sacco is survived by her husband, David A.; daughter, Margaret Marie; son, David Michael, all of Solon; sisters, Josephine Crisafulli of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and Ellie LoSurdo Clines of Omaha, Neb.; and mother, Flora LoSurdo of Liverpool, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her father, Frank LoSurdo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 10819 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland 44106.
Funeral services and burial were held in Syracuse, N.Y.

Bruce M. Fleming
Bruce M. Fleming, 61, of Solon, died May 25 at his home from lung cancer.
Born in Elizabeth, N.J., he was the son of Lester Funk and Dorothy Minerd.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Fleming was a brick layer and a car salesman.
Mr. Fleming is survived by his wife, Dorothy Carbone Fleming; daughters, Kathy Carbone and Kim (Drew) Meckstroth of Athens; brother, Neal; and cousin, Robert (Evelyn) Orwig.

Joseph B. Stickney
Joseph Burns Stickney, 80, of Chagrin Falls, died May 26 at Grande Village Nursing Home in Twinsburg.
Born July 14, 1919, in Cleveland, the son of Isaac M. and Alicia B. Stickney, he resided in Chagrin Falls since 1965.
Mr. Stickney attended Lakewood Schools and received degrees from both Adelbert College, where he was president of Delta Upsilon and editor of the yearbook, and Case School of Applied Science. He also attended Harvard Business School.
During World War II, he was a naval officer working on radar at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.
In 1945, he worked at Victoreen developing X-ray measurement instruments and became chief engineer. He joined Picker X-Ray Corp. in 1953. At Picker, he was instrumental in the development of the cobalt 60 radiation therapy product line, the nuclear instrument products and the C.T. scanner. He was elected vice president and technical director of the company and retired in 1982.
Mr. Stickney is survived by his wife, Del Benson Stickney; son, William of Seattle; granddaughters, Kait Stickney and Heather Carl, of Seattle; and brothers, F. Hamilton of Lakewood and John M. of Rocky River.
A memorial service was held May 30 at Lake View Cemetery's Wade Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Case School of Engineering, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44106-7164.

Anne G. Buklad
Anne G. Buklad, 84, of Chagrin Falls, died May 26 at Hillcrest Hospital.
Born June 13, 1915, in Cleveland, she was a graduate of Lake Erie College in Painesville in 1940.
A high school physical education teacher most of her life, she taught at Villa Angela in Cleveland, Kenston High School in Bainbridge, West Geauga High School in Chester and Solon High School. She retired in 1977.
Mrs. Buklad is said to be the first female lifeguard in the City of Cleveland. She swam in the Great Lakes Exposition Aquacade in 1937 in the synchronized swimming category.
She also participated in the Civilian Pilot Training program during World War II at Lost Nation Airport.
Mrs. Buklad is survived by her daughters, Naomi (Michael) Brenner of Birmingham, Ala., and Mary Anne Williamson of Salem, Mass.; sons, James (Pam) Buklad of Euclid, William Buklad of Arlington, Va., and Paul (Linda) Buklad of Hudson; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred J. Buklad in 1984.
Funeral Mass was celebrated May 31 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Chagrin Falls.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, "Race for the Cure," 1148 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44115.

William J. Butler
William J. "Bill" Butler, 66, of Findlay, died May 23 at Banchard Valley Regional Health Center from natural causes.
Born Nov. 25, 1933, in Chagrin Falls, the son of William and Mona (nee Lewis) Butler, he married Judith Kick on June 21, 1958.
A 1952 graduate of Chagrin Falls High School, Mr. Butler received a bachelor of science in education from Ohio University in 1957; and a master of arts degree in administration from John Carroll University in 1965.
He was the Superintendent of Liberty-Benton Local Schools, having retired in 1991, and Director of Field Experiences at the University of Findlay, retiring in 1998.
A member of Norcrest Presbyterian Church, he served as an Elder, Sunday School teacher, sang in the choir and played trombone with the Instrumental Praise Team.
Mr. Butler was a Mason in Findlay associated with Lodge 227, Free and Accepted Masons, Chapter 58 Royal Arch Masons, Council 50 Royal and Select Masons and Commandery 49 Knight Templar. He was also a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo.
Past president of the AARP Blanchard Valley Chapter, he was also a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, Findlay Radio Club, University of Findlay Concert Chorale and a member of the Flag City Band, Night Jazz Band, Findlay Chamber Brass and Lion Rampant Bagpipe Band.
Mr. Butler is survived by his wife, Judith; sons, William Scott Butler of Novato, Calif., Christopher Karl Butler of Chicago and Robert Kramer Butler of Chicago; father, William Butler of Aurora; and brother, Robert Butler of Reynoldsburg.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mona (nee Lewis) Butler.
Funeral services were held May 27 at Norcrest Presbyterian Church, with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay.
Memorial contributions may be made to Norcrest Presbyterian Church, 3120 Norcrest St., Findlay 45840, or Humane Society of Hancock Co., 4550 Fostoria Ave., Findlay 45840.

Eugene P. Terbizan
Eugene P. "Terp" Terbizan, 77, of Russell and formerly of Chester, died May 28 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights.
He was a maintenance foreman for 59 years with Cres-Cor in Mentor, formerly Crescent Metal Products in Cleveland.
Mr. Terbizan enjoyed gardening, dog breeding and showing, bowling and roller skating.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna J. Terbizan; sons, Robert N. and Thomas E. (Robin); grandchildren, Mary Allison, Bradley Robert and John Eugene; and sister, Dora Donavon.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Ruth Terbizan; sister, Ailene F. Terbizan; and son, Joseph Terbizan.
Funeral services were held May 31 with burial in Acacia Park Cemetery in Mayfield Heights.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 7861 Crile Road, Concord 44077.

Doraine W. Baxter
Doraine W. Baxter, 68, of Twinsburg, died May 26 at her home from matastic cancer.
Born Feb. 19, 1932, in Toronto, Canada, she was the daughter of Alfred and Winnifred Smurdon Cunningham.
A college graduate, she was an accountant.
Mrs. Baxter is survived by her daughters, Kathryn (Bill) Zoul of North Royalton and Monica B. of Maple Heights; sons, Robert of Twinsburg and James of Solon; grandchildren, Nicole, Andrea, Nicholas and Jaime; and sister, Barbara Ruttle of Canada.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter John Baxter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1148 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44115, or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 6175 SOM Center Road, Solon 44139.

Ryan D. Branthoover
Ryan David Branthoover, 20, of Chardon Township, died May 27 at University Hospitals Health System Geauga Regional Hospital.
Born Feb. 2, 1980, in Mayfield Heights, he was a 20-year resident of Chardon Township.
A 1999 graduate of Chardon High School, he was a laborer for B&B Excavating in Mentor for one year.
A member of the Church of St. Mary in Chardon, he enjoyed outdoor activities including off-road motorcycle racing and target shooting.
He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.
Mr. Branthoover is survived by his father, Gary Branthoover of Chardon Township; brother, Todd Branthoover of Chardon Township; grandmother, Margaret Branthoover of Kirtland; and grandfather, Jack Roeder of Solon.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan (nee Roeder) Branthoover in August 1996; grandmother, Betty Roeder; and grandfather, David Branthoover.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated yesterday at Church of St. Mary in Chardon Village.
Burial was in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7861 Crile Road, Concord 44077, and the American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland 44106.

Eugene P. Terbizan
Eugene P. "Terp" Terbizan, 77, of Russell and formerly of Chester, died May 28 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights.
He was a maintenance foreman for 59 years with Cres-Cor in Mentor, formerly Crescent Metal Products in Cleveland.
Mr. Terbizan enjoyed gardening, dog breeding and showing, bowling and roller skating.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna J. Terbizan; sons, Robert N. and Thomas E. (Robin); grandchildren, Mary Allison, Bradley Robert and John Eugene; and sister, Dora Donavon.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Ruth Terbizan; sister, Ailene F. Terbizan; and son, Joseph Terbizan.
Funeral services were held May 31 with burial in Acacia Park Cemetery in Mayfield Heights.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 7861 Crile Road, Concord 44077.

Charles E. Rigot
Charles E. Rigot, 79, of Mentor, died May 24.
Born Oct. 8, 1920, in Steubenville, he is survived by his wife, Martha (nee Dravage) Rigot of Mentor; step-daughter, Audrey (Robert) Milmine of Munson; step-son, Leo (Connie) Mott of Dallas; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five sisters.
Private family services were held.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice House of the Western Reserve, 300 E. 185th St., Cleveland 44119.

Ryan D. Branthoover
Ryan David Branthoover, 20, of Chardon Township, died May 27 at University Hospitals Health System Geauga Regional Hospital.
Born Feb. 2, 1980, in Mayfield Heights, he was a 20-year resident of Chardon Township.
A 1999 graduate of Chardon High School, he was a laborer for B&B Excavating in Mentor for one year.
A member of the Church of St. Mary in Chardon, he enjoyed outdoor activities including off-road motorcycle racing and target shooting.
He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.
Mr. Branthoover is survived by his father, Gary Branthoover of Chardon Township; brother, Todd Branthoover of Chardon Township; grandmother, Margaret Branthoover of Kirtland; and grandfather, Jack Roeder of Solon.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan (nee Roeder) Branthoover in August 1996; grandmother, Betty Roeder; and grandfather, David Branthoover.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated yesterday at Church of St. Mary in Chardon Village.
Burial was in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7861 Crile Road, Concord 44077, and the American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland 44106.

Mark Sperry
Mark Sperry, 91, of Hambden Township, died May 28 at his home.
Born July 25, 1908, in Middlefield Village, he was a lifelong Geauga County resident.
A 1926 graduate of Chardon High School and 1930 graduate of Western Reserve Law School (now Case Western Reserve University School of Law), he was an attorney at law in Chardon Village for 60 years with the firm of Newton B. Chapman and Mark Sperry, prior to his retirement in 1990.
He married Matilde Aguirre on May 17, 1945. She preceded him in death Sept. 20, 1973. He then married Agnes Sojka in Hambden Township.
A veteran of World War II, he was a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Navy, having served in Europe and Africa commanding a naval liberty ship. Following the war, he served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Mr. Sperry served as Dean of the Geauga County Bar Association from 1975 to 1995, Commissioner of the Geauga County Park District, Founder of the Geauga County Public Library and board member of the Geauga County Historical Society.
A member of the Geauga County Syrup Makers Hall of Fame, he ran a Sugar Bush in Parkman, on property owned by the family since 1874.
He sponsored a 4-H exchange student, Susy Rodriguez, in 1993.
In 1994, Mr. Sperry was elected to the Chardon High School Alumni Hall of Fame. He was also Historian "Emeritus" of Geauga County.
Mr. Sperry is survived by his wife, Agnes (nee Sojka) Sperry of Hambden Township; step-son, Steven L. (Patti) Sperry of Madison; granddaughter, Lisa Ann (Frank) Mauric of Broadview Heights; Rosebud Sperry; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his first wife, Matilde (nee Aguirre) Sperry, he was preceded in death by his parents, Judge Harlan and Mae (nee Horton) Sperry, who was a teacher at Chardon Local Schools; and a brother, Richard Sperry.
Memorial services were held May 31 at Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon Village.
Burial was in Chardon Municipal Cemetery in Chardon Village.
Memorial donations may be made to Geauga Park District, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon 44024, or send flowers to a loved one in his memory.

Paul R. Sultzbach
Paul R. Sultzbach, 55, of Solon, died Aug. 4 from an apparent heart attack.
Born Dec. 17, 1944, in Bridgeport, Conn., he lived in Connecticut, California and New Hampshire before he moved to Solon in 1992.
A graduate of San Luis Obispo Poly Technical University, he held a masters in business administration.
Mr. Sultzbach married Donna (nee Horton) on Dec. 2, 1983.
Vice president of sales for the Lilly Software Co. & Associates, he often traveled to areas in Asia and the Pacific.
His hobby was his children and he enjoyed coaching recreation leagues in their interested sports. He also loved to fly and had a private pilot license.
A member of Fellowship Bible Church, he loved God and was an elder and involved in youth ministries.
Mr. Sultzbach is survived by his wife, Donna of Solon; children, Melissa Jellen-Angert, Christopher Jellen, Nicole Sultzbach and Amy Sultzbach; his father, Paul R. Sultzbach of Mazula, Mont., and his mother, Jeanne Hubert, of California; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Aug. 8 at Fellowship Bible Church in Bainbridge.
Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery in Solon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship Bible Church Youth Facility, 16391 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls 44023, or the Paul R. Sultzbach Childrens' College Fund, c/o any Huntington National Bank branch.

Martha A. Calvey
Martha A. Calvey, 70, of Solon, died July 30 at her residence from lung cancer.
Born July 29, 1930, in Cleveland, the daughter of Joseph and Pauline Onchak, she was a high school graduate and a housewife.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Mrs. Calvey is survived by her children, Jack (Karen) of Aurora, William (Rose) of Mantua, Allen of Solon, Kevin (Debbie) of Aurora, Patrick (Donna) of Mantua and Robert of Solon; six grandchildren; sister, Tillie Gilbert; and brothers, John, Joseph and Albert Onchak.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Loretta Dudas.
Funeral services were held Aug. 2 at Church of the Holy Angels.

Mary Shirey
Mary Shirey, 91, of Solon and formerly of Bay View, died Aug. 2 at Aurora Manor.
Born July 13, 1909, in Cleveland, the daughter of John and Maria Oravec, she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Shirey is survived by her daughter-in-law, Anna Lou Kalta of Solon; grandchildren, Lee (Alan) Churchill, Terri (Ronald) Stone, John (Milka) Kalta, Andrea (Donald) Eckhoff and Richard Bolyard; great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Christina, Travis, Sara, Tiffany, Sean, Adam, Troy, Robert and Barbara; and sister, Julia Kus.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, John F. Kalta; second husband, Harold Shirey; son, Robert Kalta; and brother, John Oravec.
Graveside services were held Aug. 5 in Castalia Cemetery in Margaretta Township.

John T. Weinrich
John "Jack" T. Weinrich, 67, of Bainbridge, died unexpectedly Aug. 2 at his home.
Born Dec. 7, 1932, in Chicago, he was a national account manager for Van-Waters & Rogers, retiring two years ago.
Mr. Weinrich was an avid photographer and World War II history buff.
His enthusiasm for things nautical was evident when he built his own fully-accessorized tugboat with a license plate that read, "Tug Capt." He frequently visited the Port Clinton area.
Once a student at Notre Dame University, he remained a Notre Dame fan throughout his life.
Mr. Weinrich is survived by his wife, Nanci Ramsay Bowman Weinrich, who he married in 1977; eight children, Debbie Bowman (Tom) Rimar of Seattle, Kerri Bowman (Blake) Johnson of Columbia Station, Kelli Bowman (Dave) Kaniecki of Davison, Mich., Jenny Weinrich (Brian) Walsh of Avon Lake, Scott (Jennifer) Bowman of Cardington, Chris (Britta) Weinrich of Cincinnati, Todd (Steve) Bowman of Seattle and John Weinrich of Cincinnati; eight grandchildren, Emily and Kelly Rimar, Matthew, Kelsey and Meghan Johnson, David Kaniecki, and Kelly and Molly Walsh; two sisters, Elizabeth Armstrong of Wilmette, Ill., and Susan Metzger of East Greenwich, R.I.; nieces, nephews, and his dog, Waggs.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lorelei Roland; and his parents, Arthur and Elizabeth Weinrich.
Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Tuesday at St. Joan of Arc Church in Chagrin Falls, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.

Susan Krupa
Susan "Sam" Krupa (nee Linthicum), 53, of Hambden Township, died Aug. 2 at University Hospitals in Cleveland.
Born Dec. 29, 1946, in Colorado Springs, Colo., she lived in Hambden Township for 13 years.
A full-time respiratory therapist at University Hospitals Health System Geauga Regional Hospital, she was respected and loved by co-workers and patients alike. She worked part-time at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights and Heather Hill Hospital Health and Care Center in Munson.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, she served in the U.S. Army.
A 1964 graduate of Willoughby South High School, she graduated from Lakeland Community College with an A.A.S. in respiratory therapy, and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Painesville.
She is survived by her mother and step-father, Daniel and Adria Eileen (nee Underwood) Bovitt of Logansport, Ind.; daughters, Rhonda (Jeff) Leonard of Mentor, Heather (Ray) Campbell of Huntsburg, Audra (Eric) Dean of Mentor and Samantha Krupa of Hambden Township; son, Aaron Kenny of Hambden Township; sister, Helen (Tim) Cooper of Willowick; brother, Rev. Eric (Julie) Linthicum of Painesville; niece, Brook Cooper of Willowick; nephews, Daniel, Jason, Nathan Linthicum of Painesville and Michael Cooper of Willowick; and grandchildren, Jacob and Hallie Leonard of Mentor, Kevin Warfield, Alex and Olivia Campbell of Huntsburg.
She was preceded in death by her father, Rodger R. Linthicum.
Memorial services were held Aug. 5 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Painesville.
Burial was beside her father at Whitehaven Cemetery in Gates Mills.

Charles E. Carson
Charles E. Carson, 75, of Euclid, died Aug. 1 at Western Reserve Nursing Care in Kirtland.
Born Dec. 29, 1924, in Cleveland, the son of Charles and Margaret Carson, he resided in Euclid since 1965, prior in Chardon.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corp. He was a stockperson for Bergs Furniture in Willoughby and attended Church of St. Mary in Chardon.
Mr. Carson is survived by his sisters, Evelyn Wallish of Bedford Heights, Dorothy Carson of Chardon and Elizabeth "Betty" Young of Chardon; brother, William J. Carson of Russell; 12 nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews and two great-great nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one niece.
Funeral services were held Aug. 4 at Church of St. Mary in Chardon with burial in All Souls Cemetery.

Dennis Molzon
Dennis Molzon, 38, of Chardon Village, died Aug. 4 at Hillcrest Hospital.
Born Dec. 18, 1961, in Painesville, he was a lifelong resident of Chardon.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was assistant farm manager for Mountain Glen Farm. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and paintball.
Mr. Molzon is survived by his wife, Laura (nee Budai) of Chardon Village; daughter, Danielle Molzon of Canton; father and step-mother, Harold (Debi) Molzon; grandmother, Vivian Molzon of Florida; brother, Daniel (Renee Roth) of Chardon; and nephews, Dustin and Darryl Molzon of Chardon.
He was preceded in death by his mother and brother, David Molzon.
Funeral services were held Aug. 9 with burial in Hambden Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions will be graciously accepted by the family for furthering the education of his daughter, Danielle Molzon.

John W. Buchanan
John "Buddy" W. Buchanan, 58, of Coeburn, Va., and formerly of Chardon, died July 29 at his home.
He was a retired machinist from Chardon Rubber Co. in Chardon.
Mr. Buchanan is survived by his children, Regina (Frank) Dotson of Newbury, Rita (Rick) Macy of Painesville, Scott Buchanan of Shenandoah, Va., Tracy (Pat) Bost of Brook Park and Barbara (Dan) Conway of Euclid; and grandchildren, Dana and Ariel Dotson, Stephen and Andrew Macy, Kaley Dolan, David Bost and Daniel Conway.
Memorial services were held Aug. 1 with burial in the Buchanan family cemetery in Coeburn, Va.

Edwina E. Stone
Edwina Eileen Stone (nee Whitney), 80, a lifelong resident of Montville Township, died Aug. 6 at her home.
She was born June 14, 1920, in Montville Township on the Whitney family farm. Sharing in the rich heritage of the farm where her great-grandparents, Samuel Platt Whitney and Lois Buttles Whitney and family first settled in Montville following their pioneer trek from Granville, Mass., to the Ohio Western Reserve in 1834, she lived on the farm her entire life.
She married Theodore P. Stone on March 16, 1940, at the family homestead, their future home for 60 years.
A longtime active member of the Montville Community Church and Hambden Congregational Church, she directed and accompanied the choirs and congregation with her organ and piano selections.
Mrs. Stone contributed to the Painesville Telegraph and Geauga Times Leader by writing community columns. The Montville Ladies Aid Society, the Dilly Dally Club, TOPS, Parent Teacher's Club and the Montville Grange have given her lifelong companions and friends.
Community Service continued through her commitment to Children Services as she and her family cared for more than 25 foster children.
In her leisure time, she enjoyed crocheting, cooking, her family and playing the organ.
Mrs. Stone is survived by her husband, Theodore P. Stone of Montville Township; daughters, Carol (Ralph) Mausling of Harpersfield and Martha (Daniel) Grondin of Columbus; son, Theodore C. (Connie) Stone of Kent; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Franz and Clara Whitney; brother, Edwin Whitney; sisters, Pauline Shaw, Ouida Warner, Eloise Whitney and Marion Whitney; and grandchild, Charles R. Mausling.
Funeral services were held yesterday with burial in Montville Township Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the music departments of the Montville Community Church or the Hambden Congregational Church.

David A. Corey
David Anthony "Bud" Corey, M.D., 73, of Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Chardon, died Aug. 2 at St. Mary's Residential Hospice in Knoxville.
Born Sept. 1, 1926, in Cleveland, the son of Dr. Walter C. and Mary T. Corey, he moved to Knoxville in 1962.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the battle of Okinowa and the occupation of Korea.
He received his bachelor of arts degree from Hiram College and his doctor of medicine from Ohio State University, and completed residency in anesthesiology at Children's Hospital in Columbus. He practiced general medicine and anesthesiology in Chardon before moving to Knoxville in 1962 to join the Knoxville Anesthesia Group, finally retiring in 1993.
Dr. Corey is survived by his wife, Bettie J. Corey, whom he married on April 16, 1988; his sons, Walter C. (Barbara) Corey of Knoxville, Tenn., John (Yvonne) Corey of Huntsville, Ala., and Paul (Ana) Corey of Frisco, Texas; daughters, Lynne (John) Jamison of Moncks Corner, S.C. and Margaret (Douglas) Kreyling of Desoto, Texas; sisters, Ann Rebecca (Charles) Phipps of Ashtabula and Elizabeth (Lee) Snow of LeSueur, Minn.; former wife, Ardele Corey of Knoxville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Walter and Mary Corey; and a niece, Susan Phipps Sedlock.
Funeral services were held Aug. 5 at Church of the Ascension in Knoxville with interment in the Columbarium at the Ascension.
Memorial donations may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919; the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 566, Knoxville, TN 37901; St. Mary's Residential Hospice, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville TN 37938; or St. Mary's Medical Center, Oak Hill Avenue, Knoxville TN 37917.

Herbert M. Borstein
Herbert M. Borstein, 83, of Auburn, died Oct. 4 at Alterra Nursing Home in Bainbridge.
Born in Cleveland, he graduated from Glenville High School, attended Ohio State University and received a degree from Western Reserve University.
He served his country during World War II as a Navy Seabee and was stationed on the island of Samara in the South Pacific.
Mr. Borstein was founder and chief financial officer of American Seawood Foods until he retired in 1987. He also had been chief financial officer of other corporations, including General Trucking and Aurora Equipment.
A supporter of the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Museum of Art, City Club and other community and religious organizations, he belonged to Temple-Tifereth Israel.
Mr. Borstein is survived by his wife, Nettie: daughter, Alice Mullins of South Russell; two grandchildren; a sister and a brother.
Services were held Oct. 6 at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel in Cleveland Heights.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Jack C. Vaughan
Jack C. Vaughan, a longtime resident of Auburn Township, died on his 90th birthday, Oct. 5 at Holly Hill nursing home in Newbury, where he had resided a short time.
Born in Twinsburg, he served for five years as an Auburn Township Trustee and for 10 years as an Auburn Township Zoning Inspector.
In October 1953, he helped found the Auburn Volunteer Fire Department, serving for over 21 years as a firefighter and retiring at age 65. The Nov. 2, 1989 issue of the Chagrin Valley Times states ... "He retired from the department when he was 65 in order to abide by the by-laws which he helped write."
A welder for Reliance Electric Co., he retired after 35 years. During World War II, he was called on to teach welding for the war effort.
Mr. Vaughan was a 50-year member of the Golden Gate Masonic Lodge 245 in Chagrin Falls.
His other hobbies included bowling, golf and volleyball. He also was considered to be the only male member of the Ladies Cemetery Association in Auburn, an organization dedicated to providing improvements and decorations at two township cemeteries.
He loved antique cars and particularly liked Hudsons, an automobile he always owned until the manufacturer quit making them. He was a member of the Western Reserve chapter of the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Antique Car Club.
Mr. Vaughan is survived by three daughters, Alice Sloey of Sagamore Hills, Kay (Kenneth) Palivec of Newbury and Jacklyn (Dennis) England of Auburn; grandchildren, Chris Soukup, Lee Soukup, David (Kim) Palivec, Leslie Palivec, Todd Palivec, Matthew England and Michael England; great-grandchildren, Kailyn, Allison and Sydney Palivec; two sisters, Nora Hollet of Sebring and Helen Craemer of Smithville; two brothers, Ralph of Elgin, Ill., and Paul of Brecksville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Allene; brothers, Edward, Ernest, Thomas and Allan; and sisters, Alice Kraps and Iris Morris.
Memorial services were held Oct. 10 at Auburn Community Church.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Auburn Volunteer Fire Department.

Carl W. Light
Carl W. Light, 72, of Windsor Township, died Oct. 9 at his home.
Born Aug. 25, 1928, in Charleston, W.Va., he was a set-up man for the former Addressograph-Multigraph, retiring in 1966.
He married Vera Parsons in Ripley, W.Va., on May 13, 1951. She preceded him in death on Aug. 30, 1994.
Mr. Light and his wife owned and operated the Maple Nursing Home in Munson Township from 1966 to 1994, and Maple II Nursing Home in Hiram from 1976 to 1984.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Light is survived by his daughters, Darlene Light of Hartsgrove, Donna Light of Newbury, Deanna Berlinski of Troy Township and Dorene Hallbom of Auburn; son, David Light of Hartsgrove; three sisters, Katherine, Grace and Joann; a brother, Robert Light of Hunting Valley; and 11 grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Vera Light, he was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Light; parents, Everett and Pearl (nee Harris) Light; two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Oct. 12) at Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon Village.
Burial will be at Hartsgrove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7861 Crile Road, Concord 44077.

Edwin R. Crick Jr.
Edwin Reed Crick Jr., 85, longtime resident of Chardon and formerly of Chester, died Sept. 30 at Chardon Center in Chardon.
Born Nov. 18, 1914, in Pittsburgh, he was a veteran of World War II, having served as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Crick was an architectural engineer, retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass.
An avid golfer and outdoorsman, he was an award-winning watercolor artist and an inventor.
Mr. Crick was a lifetime member of the Baseball Hall of Fame for his work in inventing the baseball batting helmet and implementing its use in virtually every baseball team. Helmets were first used by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He is survived by his sons, Edwin Reed Crick III and Michael Lemmon (Elaine) Crick; grandchildren, Tracy Ann Crick and Patrick Michael Crick; and great-grandchildren, Nathan, Colton and Miranda.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Lemmon Crick in 1998; sister, Dorothy Close Crick; and parents, Edwin R. and Mable (nee Close) Crick.
A private graveside service was held Oct. 3 at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Selma S. Nurmi
Selma S. Nurmi, 95, of Conneaut, died Oct. 3 at University Hospitals Health System Geauga Regional Hospital.
Born Oct. 13, 1904, in Conneaut, she lived most of her life in Ohio and Florida, and returned to Ohio after the death of her husband, Richard, in 1992.
Mrs. Nurmi is survived by her daughters, Katherine N. (Paul) Evans of Chagrin Falls and Marilyn (Richard) Sheldon of Rutland, Vt.; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Fannie Kettell of Conneaut.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Alatalo and Eino Alatalo; and two sisters, Helen Lammi and Bertha Alatalo.
Graveside services were held Oct. 6 at Conneaut Center Cemetery in Conneaut.

Carl W. Light
Carl W. Light, 72, of Windsor Township, died Oct. 9 at his home.
Born Aug. 25, 1928, in Charleston, W.Va., he was a set-up man for the former Addressograph-Multigraph, retiring in 1966.
He married Vera Parsons in Ripley, W.Va., on May 13, 1951. She preceded him in death on Aug. 30, 1994.
Mr. Light and his wife owned and operated the Maple Nursing Home in Munson Township from 1966 to 1994, and Maple II Nursing Home in Hiram from 1976 to 1984.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Light is survived by his daughters, Darlene Light of Hartsgrove, Donna Light of Newbury, Deanna Berlinski of Troy Township and Dorene Hallbom of Auburn; son, David Light of Hartsgrove; three sisters, Katherine, Grace and Joann; a brother, Robert Light of Hunting Valley; and 11 grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Vera Light, he was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Light; parents, Everett and Pearl (nee Harris) Light; two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services were held yesterday (Oct. 12), with burial at Hartsgrove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7861 Crile Road, Concord 44077.

Eugene S. Gomsi
Eugene S. Gomsi, 83, of Chagrin Falls, died from cancer on Oct. 11 at Hamlet Manor in Chagrin Falls.
Born Oct. 27, 1916, in Warren, he resided in Chagrin Falls since 1975.
A 1935 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School in Youngstown, he was the labor relations director for Ohio Youth Commission, retiring in 1982. He worked in the same capacity for Mullins Manufacturing in Warren, which later became Youngstown Kitchens, then American Standard.
Mr. Gomsi was the precinct committee man for the Democratic Party in Warren in the 1960s and early '70s.
A charter member of Warren Junior Military Band, he was a drummer.
He volunteered his services at Valley Save-a-Pet and was a member of Lost Chord Club of Cleveland. His hobbies were golf, animals and gardening.
Mr. Gomsi is survived by his wife, Nancy A. (nee Brogan); children, Jeff, Eugene, Nancy, Deborah and Dennis; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas E. and Tyyne (nee Kivinismi) Gomsi; one sister, one brother, and his son, Gary Gomsi.
Memorial donations may be made to Valley Save-a-Pet, P.O. Box 39221, Solon 44139.

Calogero Romeo
Calogero Romeo, 84, of Solon, died Oct. 6 at Hillcrest Hospital from pneumonia.
Born April 12, 1916, in Sicily, the son of Gaetano and Maria (nee Miracola) Romeo, he was a machinist.
Mr. Romeo was the former president of the Italian Club.
He is survived by his wife, Rosina (nee Sberna); son, Tom (Jeannine) of Twinsburg; his sister, Carmelina Belfiore of Broadview Heights; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Angelina, Lorenzo and Raffaele Romeo and Margarita Belfiore.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 9 at St. Rita Church in Solon.
Interment was in All Saints Cemetery.

Florence D. Kosits
Florence D. Kosits (nee Ican), 82, of Solon, died Oct. 5 at Heather Hill Nursing Home Corinne Dolan Center.
Born July 14, 1918, in Cleveland, the daughter of John and Mary (nee Michalko) Ican, she was the secretary at the Chagrin Valley Country Club.
Mrs. Kosits is survived by her son, Ronald (Carol); daughters, Clarice (Jerry) Dulay and Kimberly (John) Stephan; grandchildren, Scott, Donna (Anthony) Smrdel, Dawn (Arnold) Martini, Jill (Steve) Nock, Michael (Tracy) Dulay, Reid and Cole Stephan; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Kosits.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 9 at St. Rita Church in Solon.
Interment was in All Souls Cemetery.

Mildred F. Leigh
Mildred Fowler Leigh, 85, formerly of Russell, died Oct. 11 in Belfast, Maine.
Born in Marshfield, Mass., she married Henry M. Leigh in 1943, and raised her children in Cleveland.
She was active at Christ Episcopal Church in Shaker Heights and also in many charitable activities, including the Children's Guild.
She was an avid gardener and golfer.
Mrs. Leigh is survived by her husband, Henry; daughter, Elizabeth (Charles) Buell; son, Henry; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Oct. 23 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Camden, Maine. Private interment will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Maine Alzheimer's Association, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B, Portland, Maine 04101.

Thomas E. Bird
Thomas Edward Bird, 32, of Arizona and formerly of Russell, died Oct. 7 in Mesa, Ariz.
Born July 23, 1968, in Geauga County, he was raised in Chardon. He attended Maple Elementary School, the Geauga Christian School and Howe Military Academy in Howe, Ind.
As a youth, he attended Chardon Assembly of God Church and was active in Boy Scouts and Little League.
Mr. Bird is survived by his parents, Bruce and Sheila (nee Line) Bird of Russell; brothers, Robert Bird of Largo, Fla., Peter Bird of Scottsdale, Ariz., and James (Susan) Bird of Ravenna; sister, Amanda (Christopher) Bird-Bosler of Burton; grandmothers, Elizabeth Line of Mesa, Ariz., and Helen Bird of Chagrin Falls; uncles, Robert Line and Lloyd Line, both of Mesa, Ariz., and Edward (Cynthia) Line of Sumter, S.C.; aunts, Patricia (George) Edwards of Chardon and Linda (Michael) Powers of Phoenix; nieces, Ashley, Alexandra and Brittany Bird; nephews, Jonathan and James Bird IV and Caleb Bosler; many cousins and his pet, "Lady."
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Lloyd W. Line Jr. and James R. Bird II; great-grandparents, Lloyd and Martha Line and Peter and Elizabeth Orr; and aunt, Barbara Bird-May.
Private services were held in Mesa, Ariz.
Memorial donations may be made to the Geauga Humane Society's Rescue Village, P.O. Box 116, Russell 44072-0116, or the Geauga YMCA Building Fund, 12340 Bass Lake Road, Chardon 44024.

Carol L. Urmetz
Carol Lucia Urmetz (Sister Carol Marie, SND), 58, of Notre Dame Educational Center in Chardon, died Oct. 10 at the Health Care Center.
Born Jan. 22, 1942, in Cleveland, the daughter of Albert and Lucy (nee Jacobs) Urmetz, she was a teacher of primary school children in Youngstown, Sheffield Lake, North Ridgeville, East Liverpool, Lorain and Cleveland; also Arlington and Winchester, Va., and Washington, D.C.
She received her master of education degree from Bowling Green State University in 1979, and an Association Montessori Internatinale diploma in 1995. Since 1995, she was directress of the Notre Dame Montessori School in Chardon.
Sister Carol Marie is survived by her sisters, Joan (Peter) Takach of Westlake and Rosemary (Allan) Kurpik of Livonia, Mich.; also the sisters of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame with whom she shared her life for 39 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Albert Urmetz.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 14 at Notre Dame Educational Center, with burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Provincial Center Grounds in Chardon.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sisters of Notre Dame, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon 44024.

Thomas E. Bird
Thomas Edward Bird, 32, of Arizona and formerly of Russell, died Oct. 7 in Mesa, Ariz.
Born July 23, 1968, in Geauga County, he was raised in Chardon. He attended Maple Elementary School, the Geauga Christian School and Howe Military Academy in Howe, Ind.
As a youth, he attended Chardon Assembly of God Church and was active in Boy Scouts and Little League.
Mr. Bird is survived by his parents, Bruce and Sheila (nee Line) Bird of Russell; brothers, Robert Bird of Largo, Fla., Peter Bird of Scottsdale, Ariz., and James (Susan) Bird of Ravenna; sister, Amanda (Christopher) Bird-Bosler of Burton; grandmothers, Elizabeth Line of Mesa, Ariz., and Helen Bird of Chagrin Falls; uncles, Robert Line and Lloyd Line, both of Mesa, Ariz., and Edward (Cynthia) Line of Sumter, S.C.; aunts, Patricia (George) Edwards of Chardon and Linda (Michael) Powers of Phoenix; nieces, Ashley, Alexandra and Brittany Bird; nephews, Jonathan and James Bird IV and Caleb Bosler; many cousins and his pet, "Lady."
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Lloyd W. Line Jr. and James R. Bird II; great-grandparents, Lloyd and Martha Line and Peter and Elizabeth Orr; and aunt, Barbara Bird-May.
Private services were held in Mesa, Ariz.
Memorial donations may be made to the Geauga Humane Society's Rescue Village, P.O. Box 116, Russell 44072-0116, or the Geauga YMCA Building Fund, 12340 Bass Lake Road, Chardon 44024.

Robert D. Hillkirk
Robert D. Hillkirk, 75, a lifelong resident of Mayfield Heights, died Oct. 16 at his home.
Born June 1, 1925, in Cleveland, he was an optician for Optical Specialties in Garfield Heights for 40 years, retiring in 1987.
He married Louise Nedved in Cleveland, on Aug. 10, 1946.
A veteran of World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater, on the USS Lexington, CV-16.
His hobbies included watching game shows on television, especially "The Price is Right," and watching all sports, especially Chardon High School football.
He enjoyed visiting his daughter and grandchildren in Naples, Fla.
Mr. Hillkirk is survived by his wife, Louise (nee Nedved) Hillkirk of Mayfield Heights; daughter, Wendy Mastandrea of Naples, Fla.; sons, Tim (Angie) Hillkirk of Munson Township and Wayne (Bonnie) Hillkirk of Newbury; grandchildren, Lisa (Edmond) Geber of Burton Township, Chad Hillkirk of Newbury, Michael, Christopher and Christina Mastandrea of Naples, Fla., and Jason and Stefanie Hillkirk of Munson; and great-grandson, Hunter Edmond Geber of Burton Township.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Sylvia (nee Birtciel) Hillkirk.
Funeral services were held Oct. 19 with burial in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chester.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, NEO Affiliate, 1689 East 115th St., Cleveland 44106, or Hospice of the Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44106.

William A. Wallace
William Andrew Wallace, of Huntington, W.Va., and formerly of Solon, died Oct. 29 at his home from cancer.
Born Nov. 3, 1929, in Greenwood Township, Pa., son of Joseph Kelso and Thelma Grace Thomas Wallace, he was a counselor, assistant principal and principal at Solon High School.
Dr. Wallace received a bachelor of science in 1953 from Geneva College, his master's in education in 1957 from Kent State University, and his doctorate in education in 1966 from Wayne State University.
He taught high school in East Liverpool and was an instructor at Kent State University. In addition, he was an administrative assistant in admissions at Wayne State University and a counselor educator at Marshall University, until his retirement.
Dr. Wallace was honored as founding chapter contact for Chi Sigma Iota, Mu Upsilon Chapter, counseling academic and professional honor society, and received the Marshall University Distinguished Research Award.
He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, National Education Association, American Counselor Educators Association and Text and Academic Authors Association.
Dr. Wallace was a published author of several textbooks in his field.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1947 to 1950, and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Reserves in 1960.
A gifted trumpet player, he enjoyed a brief career as a professional musician.
Dr. Wallace is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lois Wallace; sons, Blake W. (Elizabeth) Wallace of Virginia Beach, Va., and William S. (Dr. Janet) Wallace of Huntington, W.Va.; three grandchildren, W. Maxwell, Emily F. and Samuel J. Wallace, all of Huntington, W.Va.; a brother, Theodore G. Wallace of Fort Myers, Fla.; and a sister, Janet M. Eichenlaub of Tempe, Ariz.
Funeral services were held Nov. 1 at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church in Huntington, W.Va., with private burial in Woodmere Memorial Park in Huntington, W.Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington, or to a charity of your choice.

Harold G. Phillips
Harold G. Phillips, 88, of Hambden Township, died Nov. 8 at Lake Hospital Systems in Painesville.
Born June 20, 1912, in East Claridon, he was a lifelong resident of the area, with the exception of living in Mentor from 1935 to 1963.
A petroleum manager for Western Reserve Corp. for 15 years, retiring in 1978, he formerly worked for the Bolton & Gale Estate in Mentor for 26 years.
A 1930 graduate of Chardon High School, he married Flora Winchell in Chardon, on Sept. 15, 1934.
Mr. Phillips was owner operator of the Century Acre Farm that was selected as one of the 1995 regional winners in the "Ohio Outstanding Century Farm" program.
A 4-H adviser in Lake County, he was a 50-year member and former board member of the Lake and Geauga County Farm Bureau.
Mr. Phillips was a charter member of the Hambden Grange since 1929, having served as Master and other offices. He was also a member of the Pomona State and National Granges.
A member of the Hambden Congregational Church, he served on the board and was an usher for many years.
Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife, Flora (nee Winchell) Phillips of Hambden Township; daughter, Nancy (Gene) Wetzel of Hambden Township; grandchildren, Kim (Rick) Poff and Eugene (Amy) Wetzel of Hambden Township; brother, Robert (Charlotte) Phillips of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; sister-in-law, Laura Phillips of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Katherine (nee Shanower) Phillips; and brothers, William and Allen Phillips.
Funeral services were held Nov. 11, with burial in Hambden Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hambden Congregational Church, 13840 GAR Highway, Chardon 44024, or Care Corp, 831 South Street, Chardon 44024.

Alvin W. Metzger
Alvin W. Metzger, 84, of Thompson Township, died Nov. 11 at University Hospitals Health System Geauga Regional Hospital.
Born March 11, 1916, in Cleveland, he was a lifelong Geauga County resident and a press operator for Chardon Rubber Co. from 1954 to 1981.
A veteran of World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Army. He participated in three campaigns: Southern Philippines, Luzon and the Bismarck Archipelago in the Pacific Theater.
He married Evelyn J. Presley on June 25, 1949, in Chardon Village and attended the Grace Lutheran Church in Thompson Township.
Mr. Metzger is survived by his wife, Evelyn of Thompson Township; daughter, Kathleen Ann (Lee) Kelley of Montville Township; sons, Allen (Nancy) Metzger of Newport News, Va., and David W. Metzger of Thompson Township; sister, Arline Brockway of Burton; and two grandchildren, Felecia Wichman and Eric Metzger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Katherine (nee Arndt) Metzger; and one grandson, Jeffrey Wichman.
Funeral services were held Nov. 15 with burial in Chardon Municipal Cemetery.

Irene Borsi
Irene Borsi, 85, of Newbury, died Nov. 11 at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Newbury.
Born in Nanty Glo, Pa., on Feb. 4, 1915, the daughter of Henry and Pearl Bottger, she lived in Geauga County since she was 10 years old.
Mostly a housewife and homemaker, Mrs. Borsi cooked for eight years at Manor House in Newbury and at the former Country Squire Restaurant in Newbury.
A member of Newbury United Community Church and Clover Chapter 201 of Eastern Star in Burton, she enjoyed cooking, church, gardening and her grandchildren.
She lived in Pompano, Fla., for 11 years and in Lehigh Acres, Fla., for 11 years.
Mrs. Borsi is survived by her son, John D. Jr. (Janet) of Munson; daughter, Esther (Herbert) Westfall of Grand Island, N.Y.; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; brothers, Edward (Marian) of Newbury and Arnold (Delilah) Bottger of Newbury; and sister-in-law, Rose Bottger of Novelty.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Borsi Sr.; granddaughter, Nancy Litt; and brother, John Bottger.
Graveside memorial services were held Nov. 15 at Maple Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Newbury United Community Church, 14916 Auburn Road, Newbury 44065, or Geauga Visiting Nurse, 13221 Ravenna Road, Chardon 44024.


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