|Evelyn S. Felger
Evelyn S. Felger (nee Schram), 70, of Russell, died Jan. 28 at her
winter home in Lake Placid, Fla.
Born July 5, 1930, in Ottoville, she was a longtime resident of Russell
An avid gardener and homemaker, she and her husband were members of
the Avion Group, a large travel trailer organization. Along with other
owners of travel trailers, they traveled throughout the United States.
She was also a member of the Chagrin Valley Needlecraft Guild.
Mrs. Felger is survived by her husband, Willard "Pete" Felger; three
daughters, Cindy (James) Helbig, of Lakewood, Beth (Dale) Ryan, of Auburn,
and Sara (Scott) Ely, of Mongolia; eight grandchildren, Andrew, Jennifer
and Heather Helbig, Jeremy Ryan, and Hannah, Zachary, Isaiah and Rachel
Ely; her mother, Jennie Schram, of Defiance; sister, Arlene Baxter, of
Titusville, Fla.; and two brothers, Eugene Schram, of Defiance, and Orville
Schram, of El Cajon, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her father, Aaron Schram; and her twin
brother, Everett Schram.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 3) at Fellowship
Bible Church, 16391 Chillicothe Road in Bainbridge.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (Feb. 2)
at Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Home in Chagrin Falls.
John T. Palmer
John T. Palmer, 46, of Burton Township, died Jan. 27 at his home following
a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born Dec. 27, 1954, in Cleveland, he was a lifelong Geauga County resident.
Mr. Palmer was foreman of the Ohio Department of Transportation in
Burton Township for 23 years.
A 1974 graduate of Ledgemont High School, he was a champion horseshoe
pitcher at the Great Geauga County Fair in Burton.
He enjoyed swimming, shooting pool, traveling, playing basketball and
his family pets. His hobby was tinkering on cars.
Mr. Palmer is survived by his identical triplet brothers (he was the
eldest), Jeffrey (Karen) Palmer, of Chardon Township, and James Palmer,
of Burton Township; brothers, Dennis (Janie) Palmer, of Chester, and Richard
(Marji) Palmer, of Mantua; sister, Patricia (Charles) Donaldson, of West
Farmington; daughter, Kristin Palmer, of Athens, Ga.; granddaughter, Makayla
McDowell, of Athens, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Esther (nee Gilham)
Palmer; and his sister, Linda Moran.
Funeral services were held Jan. 30, with burial in Huntsburg Cemetery.
The family has set up a memorial fund at First Merit Bank in Middlefield
to defer medical costs.
Carlo E. Palo
Carlo E. Palo, 77, of Newbury Township, died March 27 at Holly Hill
Nursing Home in Newbury.
Born May 4, 1923, in Ashtabula Harbor, he resided in Newbury for 22
years, prior to that in Peninsula.
A contract administrator for the Department of Defense in Cleveland
for over 25 years, he retired in 1986.
Mr. Palo was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Airborne
Infantry in the European Theater.
A graduate of Harbor High School in Ashtabula, he was a former employee
of Reliance Electric in Ashtabula.
Mr. Palo was a trained tenor vocalist who sang in a number of Northeast
Ohio churches and at many family weddings. He enjoyed reading, vegetable
gardening, hiking and mountain climbing, and visited most of the National
Parks in the west.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Jack Schlundt, of Newbury;
nieces, Barbara Barris, of Conneaut, Shirley Oxley, of North Kingsville,
Nancy Bukowski, of Carmichael, Calif., and Susan Cherwien, of St. Louis
Park, Minn.; and one nephew, John Palo, of Lenexa, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob E. and Hilda K. (nee
Hautamaki) Palo; sisters, Elvi Sharpe and Ida Herttua; and brothers, Eugene
and John Palo.
Private family services were held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Care Corp, 831 South
St., Chardon 44024.
Katherine Skapura (nee Krivonak), 91, of Chardon Township, died March
28 at Grove Crest Nursing Home in Pontiac, Mich.
Born July 23, 1909, in Ernst, Pa., she resided in Chardon for 40 years,
prior to that in Cleveland.
A homemaker, she married John Skapura in West Virginia in November
1935. He preceded her in death in 1988.
Mrs. Skapura is survived by her daughter, Sandra (James) Mueller, of
Key Biscayne, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Katherine Krivonak.
Funeral services were held March 31, with burial in Larned Cemetery
Margaret J. Harris
Margaret J. Harris (nee Johnston), 85, of Munson Township, died April
3 at Heather Hill Hospital.
Born Dec. 29, 1915, in Cleveland, she resided in Munson since 1946,
having moved from Cleveland.
A homemaker, she married Charles H. Harris in 1938. He preceded her
in death in 1986.
Mrs. Harris sang in the Cleveland Heights High Choir that performed
at the Chicago World's Fair.
Prior to World War II, she attended business college in Cleveland.
The former president of the Munson Township PTA in the 1950s, she was
instrumental in the building of the new school. Mrs. Harris enjoyed gardening,
working in the yard and eating ice cream.
She is survived by her sons, Carl Harris and Tom (Mary) Harris, both
of Munson, and Roy (Linda) Harris, of Mentor; grandchildren, Dee Dee Harris,
of Windham, Jennifer Harris, of Munson, and Kevin, Brett and Victoria Harris,
of Mentor; and a sister, Helen Johnston, of Cleveland Heights.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents,
Alex and Jane (nee Willison) Johnston; and sister, Ruth Johnston.
Private family services were held.
Memorial donations may be made to Heather Hill Hospital, 12340 Bass
Lake Road, Chardon 44024.
Adrian L. Kah
Adrian L. Kah, 80, of Solon, died May 23 at his home from cancer.
Born in Shelby County, the son of Charles and Minnie Kah (nee Prueter),
he was raised in Sidney and lived in Solon for the past 32 years, prior
in Sparta, Mich.
A plant manager for TRW, his interests included hunting, fishing, golf,
watching little league softball and baseball, and Friday night poker club.
Mr. Kah is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elaine (nee Becker); his
children, Gregory (Joy), of Whitmore Lake, Mich., and Lavonne Rock, of
Lyndhurst; and six grandchildren, Kelly, Kristy, Derek, Malia, Tyler and
Memorial services were held May 29 at Advent Lutheran Church in Solon,
with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation,
4500 Rockside Road, Suite 420, Cleveland 44131, or Visiting Nurse Association,
2500 E. 22nd St., Cleveland 44115.
Sam Slate, 70, of Hudson and formerly of Chagrin Falls, died May 27
at Akron City Hospital following a brief illness.
Born Nov. 30, 1930, in Omar, W.Va., he lived in Hudson for 10 years,
prior to that in Chagrin Falls.
Mr. Slate was district service manager with Gastown for 30 years and
later ran a Mail Box, Etc. store in Euclid for five years. He was recently
in building maintenance with Hudson school system.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1948 to 1949.
Mr. Slate is survived by his wife, Frances (nee York); daughters, Connie
(Manuel) Iacano, of Twinsburg, Joann (John) Nemeth, of Strongsville, Mary
(Chris) Kostura, of Chagrin Falls, and Kathy (Frank) Zugan Jr., of Chagrin
Falls; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Unice Wilkinson,
of Charleston, W.Va.; and a brother, Bill Slate, of Gatewood, Mo.
Memorial services were held May 30.
Doris K. Belding
Doris K. Belding (nee Kirby), 84, of Hanover, N.H., died May 27.
Born April 10, 1917, in Cleveland, the daughter of James and Hazel
(nee Hackett) Kirby, she was a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College and
a former resident of Pepper Pike from 1972 to 1993, when they moved to
She married John A. Belding in February of 1941. From 1961 to 1972,
they lived in Long Island, N.Y., where she was a troop leader and community
chairman with the Nassau County Council of the Girl Scouts. She was also
a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Nassau County Extension
While in New Hampshire, she was a volunteer in the Elderlife Program
at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Mrs. Belding is survived by her husband of 60 years, John; sons, John
A., of Lovell, Maine, and Thomas K., of Short Hills, N.J.; daughter, Jean
Southworth, of Enfield, N.H.; seven grandsons and a granddaughter; brother,
James Kirby, of Willoughby; and sister, Jeanette Jones, of Annadale, Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kendal at Hanover, Hanover, N.H.
Helen C. Settle
Helen Christine Settle (nee Cole), 92, of Oakhurst, Calif., died May
21 at Briar Hill Nursing Home in Middlefield.
Born Sept. 24, 1908, in Barberton, she was the former owner operator
of the Sierra Sky Dude Ranch in Oakhurst during the 1940s and '50s.
She married E.B. "Pinky" Settle in 1960, who was a Fresno based construction
contractor. Upon his retirement, they moved to Long Beach, Calif., where
they lived on their boat. He preceded her in death in 1985.
A 1928 graduate of Medina High School and a 1932 graduate of Ohio State
University, she worked for Douglas Aircraft in Los Angeles during World
Mrs. Settle is survived by her nieces, Becky Elder, of Newbury, Bonnie
Pisching, of Chardon, and Diana Kyle, of Kalispell, Mont.; nephew, Terry
Perkins, of New York; and step-daughters, Fran Foster and Jan Settle, both
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents,
Riley and Gertrude (nee Bender) Cole; sister, Mildred Perkins; and three
Private family services were held, with burial in Spring Grove Cemetery
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Harold E. Hoch
Harold E. Hoch, 76, of Chardon Township, died May 23 in Mount Clemens,
Born Aug. 13, 1924, in Nelsonville, he resided in Chardon for 35 years,
prior in Painesville.
He married Carol Shepard in 1954. She preceded him in death October
Mr. Hoch was a veteran of World War II, having served his country in
the U.S. Navy.
A supervisor over foundries construction for General Motors for 35
years, he retired in 1993.
He enjoyed living on and working on his 1965 52-foot Chris Craft on
Lake St. Clair, Mich. He was known for his friendliness and enjoyed helping
Mr. Hoch is survived by his daughter, Vicki Crawford, of Streetsboro;
sons, Scott (Darlene) Hoch and Greg (Tammy) Hoch, both of Chardon; sister,
Irene Lovenshiemer, of Nashport; brother, Jerry Hoch, of Lima; grandchildren,
Jenny, Jackie and Jason Crawford, Kelly and Alyssa Hoch; and great-grandchildren,
Brandon O'Donal and Cory Crawford.
In addition to his wife, Carol, he was preceded in death by his parents,
Garrett and Frieda (nee Burt) Hoch; and grandson, David Hoch.
Funeral services were held May 30, with burial in Chardon Municipal
Henry J. Purcell
Henry J. "Bud" Purcell, 51, of Concord Township, died July 31 in an
Born Sept. 1, 1949, in Cleveland, he resided in Concord for four years,
prior in Munson Township for over 20 years.
A sales representative for Cleveland Fire Distributors in Cleveland
for 10 years, he was formerly a Chardon police officer, part-time from
October 1973 to May 1978 and full-time from May 1978 until his retirement
in January 1991.
A 1968 graduate of Wickliffe High School, he was a veteran of the U.S.
Air Force, Sergeant Military Police, having served during the Vietnam War.
A former member of the Munson Volunteer Fire Department, where he had
advanced through the ranks, retiring as assistant chief, he enjoyed meals
and card games with firefighters on the "B" shift at Perry Fire Department.
A long-time member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lake/Geauga Lodge
16, he was currently serving as treasurer.
Mr. Purcell enjoyed organizing and cooking for the fire department
fund-raiser clambakes and pig roasts.
He also worked as a limousine driver for A-1 Mr. Limo in Willoughby.
Mr. Purcell is survived by his daughter, Melissa Michelle Purcell,
of North Royalton; and sons, Joseph Patrick (Kristin) Purcell, of Claridon
Township, and Michael Paul Purcell, of Concord Township.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Sr. and Martha (nee
Funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 4 at Church of St. Mary in Chardon,
with burial in All Souls Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Lake/Geauga Fraternal Order of Police
Lodge 16, 11081 Auburn Road, Concord, 44077.
Frank W. Dyrcz
Frank Walter Dyrcz, 82, of Chardon, died Aug. 1 at his home.
Born Jan. 17, 1919, in the Tremont area of Cleveland, he was the fourth
of eight children born to Michael and Victoria (nee Bury) Dyrcz.
In 1921, the family moved to southern Poland near Krakow. On Sept.
1, 1939, while on the way to market, he heard the first waves of Nazi planes
bomb Krakow. He spent six months as an American dependent in occupied Poland.
In March 1940, the American Embassy was closing and he was ordered
to return to the United States. He lived in Chardon with his brother, Joseph,
before joining the Civilian Conservation Corps in Burns, Ore.
Mr. Dyrcz served in the U.S. Army as a medic with the Ohio 37th Infantry
Division. During World War II, he served in the Southwestern-Pacific Theatre
in Guadalcanal, Soloman Islands and Russell Islands.
Wounded by shrapnel, he also suffered from malaria. For his service,
he received the Purple Heart.
Discharged in 1944, he enrolled in Moler Barber College in Cleveland.
A barber in Chardon since 1945, he worked at Duke's Barber Shop on Main
Street and trained Journeyman Barbers.
He married Alice Pogorzelski on June 23, 1945, at St. Mary's Church
A Chardon landlord, he brought the first Dairy Queen to Chardon as
the co-founder in 1961.
Mr. Dyrcz was a founding member and past commander of the Polish Legion
of American Veterans Post 161 in Chardon. In 1971, he organized and became
a founding member of the Polish National Alliance 3915 of Chardon.
He was a charter member of Veterans of Foreign Wars 6519 of Chardon
and St. Mary's Church in Chardon.
He enjoyed all outdoor sports activities, especially duck and pheasant
hunting and fishing.
Mr. Dyrcz is survived by his wife 56 years, Alice (nee Pogorzelski);
sons, Rev. Father Michael Dyrcz, of St. Barbara's Church in Cleveland,
and Frank A. Dyrcz, of Chardon; grandchildren, Amber Phillips, Frank Dyrcz
and Barbara Dyrcz; sisters, Helen, Frances and Anna (Michael), all of Poland;
and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph, Stanislaw
and Zygmunt; and his sister, Maria.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 4 at St. Mary's Church in Chardon
with his son, Rev. Michael Dyrcz officiating.
Burial was in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.
Edward W. Brose
Edward W. Brose, 86, of Solon and Clearwater, Fla., died Aug. 2 at
Mr. Brose is survived by his wife, Charlotte; daughter, Brenda J. (Edward)
Toomey; and granddaughter, Rhonda Esparza.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Daniel Toomey.
Private funeral services were held.
Lloyd L. Walters
Lloyd L. Walters, 80, of Chagrin Falls, died Aug. 5 at Emerald Ridge
Born July 30, 1921, in Cleveland, he attended the former Fenn College.
A certified public accountant most of his life, he was a senior partner
in the accounting firm of Meaden and Moore Ltd. in Cleveland. Retired from
this position, he kept working as a consultant until his death.
Mr. Walters was a veteran of World War II, having served for five years
in the U.S. Navy.
A member of the American Legion and the Cleveland Chapter of the Ohio
Society of CPA's, he was a active member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
He loved golf, traveling and sailing, but most of all spending time
following his grandson's sports programs at high school and college.
Mr. Walters is survived by his wife of 52 years, Audrey (nee Lingelbach)
Walters; sons, Reed (Mary Echle) and Timothy (Andrea); daughters, Lynne
Walters and Leslie (Robert) Pressnell; and two grandchildren, Jonathan
Pressnell and Matthew Walters.
Funeral services were held Aug. 8 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church,
7196 SOM Center Road, Solon, 44139.
Lila C. Chambers
Lila C. Chambers (nee Helberg), 78, of Chagrin Falls, died Dec. 5 at
Burton Health Care Center.
Born in Chagrin Falls, on Oct. 27, 1923, she was a lifelong resident.
Mrs. Chambers is survived by her daughter, Susan Mullen (companion
Robert K. Morris); sister, Eleanor Horton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde C. Chambers; a son,
Michael H. Chambers; a brother, Stanley Helbert; and a sister, Helen Hentemann.
Graveside services were held at Evergreen Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Burton Health Care Center
or the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Carmello S. Cicero
Carmello "Carmen" S. Cicero, of Lyndhurst and formerly of Bainbridge
and Newbury, died Dec. 9 at Hillcrest Hospital.
Born in Cleveland, he was a lieutenant on the Woodmere Police Department
for 25 years. Prior he worked for the former Republic Steel Co. for 30
years. He also was a volunteer firefighter for the Bainbridge Volunteer
Mr. Cicero is survived by his wife, Grace (nee Vaccariello); children,
Cynthia (Michael) Goliat, Christopher, Denise (James) Holloway, Darrell
(Virginia) and Patrice (Kenneth) Sadd; six grandchildren; and siblings,
Signorina Bilinovich, Fred Cicero, Samuel Cicero and Josephine Ferko.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Biagio and Benedetta (nee
Aquila) Cicero; brothers, Nunzio, Santo and Anthony; and sisters, Grace
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Dec. 14) at Stroud-Lawrence
Funeral Home in Chagrin Falls.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today (Dec. 13).
Margaret H. Crowell
Margaret "June" Helen Crowell, 76, formerly of Chagrin Falls, died
Sept. 1 at Craven Regional Medical Center.
She retired in 1980 as first sergeant following 25 years of service
with the U.S. Marine Corps.
She attended First United Methodist Church and was a member of the
Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7315, FRA Branch 141, American
Legion Post 202, Women's Marine Association, Marine Corps League and Havelock
Ms. Crowell was honored by being chosen for the Chagrin Falls Schools'
Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Ann Crowell; her cousins, Betty
Lowe (Don) Button and Patricia Lowe (George) Clemens, of Auburn; five nieces,
one nephew, and many great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Lowe Crowell; brother,
Robert Crowell; and cousin, Ruth Lowe Timmons.
Funeral services were held at the funeral chapel, and interment with
military honors followed in Forest Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
2 Hanover Square, 434 Fayetteville St. Mall, Suite 1600, Raleigh NC 27601.
Thomas G. Fisher
Thomas G. Fisher, 60, of Chardon Township, died Dec. 6 at his home.
Born April 18, 1941, in Stoneboro, Pa., he resided in Chardon for 28
years, prior in Wickliffe.
A chemical engineer for Lubrizol since 1967, he retired Nov. 14.
He married Shirley McGhee on June 15, 1963, in Jackson Center, Pa.
Mr. Fisher received his bachelor's degree from Grove City College and
master's from the University of West Virginia.
He also was a registered, professional engineer and a member of the
The author of "Batch Control Systems," a technical reference in the
field of chemical engineering, he also authored other publications with
regard to batch automation and safety interlock systems.
Mr. Fisher was a Fellow with the Instrument Society of America and
formerly served as chairman, editor and vice president of publications.
He was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, chairman
of the World Batch Forum and was awarded the World Batch Forum's 2001 Dr.
Guido Carlo-Stella Award. He was known as the "Father of Batch Automation."
Control Engineering Magazine, a national publication, awarded Mr. Fisher
the 1997 Engineer of the Year.
A Cleveland Indians fan, he enjoyed baseball, and having breakfast
with his granddaughters was the highlight of his week, each Saturday and
Sunday morning. He enjoyed spending time at his computer.
Mr. Fisher is survived by his wife, Shirley, of Chardon; daughter,
Rebecca R. (Todd) Stocker, of Munson; sons, Gary E. (Becky) Fisher, of
Fayetteville, N.C., and Jeffrey A. (Suzanne) Fisher, of Munson; grandchildren,
T.J. Shane, Tristan, Joseph Fisher and Kyle King, of Fayetteville, Sarah
and Margaret Fisher, of Munson, and Emma and Abby Stocker, of Munson; mother,
Ruth (nee Faulconbridge) Fisher, of Sandy Lake, Pa.; sisters, Nancy Wescott,
of Sandy Lake, and Mary Jane Gatewood, of Jackson Center, Pa.; and brother,
Melvin Fisher, of Jackson Center.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Fisher; and granddaughter,
Dana Leigh Fisher.
Funeral services were held Dec. 10 at Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon,
with burial in Chardon Municipal Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 7861
Crile Road, Concord 44077, or the Pilgrim Christian Church, 202 S. Hambden
St., Chardon 44024.
Iris L. Fisher-Knox
Iris Louise Fisher-Knox, formerly of South Russell and Newbury, died
Dec. 5 at Heather Hill Nursing Home in Chardon.
Born July 2, 1914, in Cleveland, to Walter and Mary Conrad, she made
her home in Ozona, Fla., but spent most of her adult life in South Russell
A former member of the Newbury Community Church and Berea Baptist Church
of Tarpon Springs, Fla., she was a 50-year member and organist for the
Golden Rule Chapter of the Ohio Eastern Star.
She played piano for the Tony Marchetti Dance Studio of Chagrin Falls
and until recently played for the Ozona Recreation Club.
Mrs. Fisher-Knox, fondly remembered for her community service and delicious
pies, served as the village clerk for South Russell in the 1960s and was
a retired secretary for Fisher and Associates Engineering Firm in Solon.
She is survived by her husband of 18 months, George Knox; children,
Fred (Phyllis) Scott, of Lancaster, and Charlene (Al) van der Pyl-Chee,
of Honolulu; step-daughters, Barbara Fisher, of Pennsylvania, Kathleen
Fisher, of Oregon, and Carol (Jim) Meininghaus, of Newbury; grandsons,
Dr. David (Dr. Tara) Scott, of Akron, Dr. John (Dr. Laurianne) Scott, of
Lancaster, Mark (Karen) van der Pyl, of Menlo Park, Calif., and Logan van
der Pyl, of Honolulu; step-grandson, Ryan (Beth) Drabek, of Newbury; great-granddaughters,
Jocelyn Scott, Mallory Scott and Jacy Drabek; brother-in-law, Bill (Norma)
Card, of Clearwater, Fla., and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Charles Scott
and Wilmer Fisher; sister, Jane Card; sister and brother-in-law, Marian
(Mike) Laska; and brother and sister-in-law, Fred (Bernadine) Conrad.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Newbury Community
Memorial donations may be made to the Newbury Community Church, Box
308, Newbury 44065, the Berea Baptist Church, 370 Alt. Route 19, Palm Harbor,
Fla., or to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 5786 Heisley Road, Mentor 44060.
Murray N. Goodrich Jr.
Murray "Bud" N. Goodrich Jr., 75, of Southern Pines, N.C., died Dec.
8 at his home.
Born Nov. 3, 1926, in Cleveland, he resided in Munson Township for
25 years, formerly Painesville, before moving to North Carolina in 1983
He was the manager of architectural and structural design for central
engineering staff at the Lubrizol Corp. in Wickliffe from 1956 to 1983.
He married Rosemary Lawrence in Painesville in 1961.
Mr. Goodrich attended public schools in Painesville, graduating from
Harvey High School.
During World War II, he served as a signalman with the U.S. Navy in
the Asiatic and Pacific areas.
Upon completion of military duty, he attended Stout Institute, in Menomonie,
Wisc., and the Chicago Technical College in Chicago, where he graduated
with a B.S. in architectural engineering in 1950.
He was employed by Green-Smith Associates, architects in Painesville,
and then managed his own architectural firm for several years prior to
An avid sportsman, he was involved in Little League baseball, football,
golf and harness horses.
A life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge
1692, he actively played golf at clubs in Southern Pines, serving as past
president of the Early Bird Golf Association.
Mr. Goodrich is survived by his wife, Rosemary (nee Lawrence) Goodrich,
of Southern Pines, N.C.; son, David W. (Judy) Goodrich, of Bellefontaine;
grandchildren, Bryce and Hayley Goodrich; and sister, Patricia Norton,
He was preceded in death by his parents, Murray N. and Beatrice (nee
Basquin) Goodrich Sr.
Private family services were held Dec. 12, with burial in Western Reserve
Memorial Gardens in Chester.
Memorial contributions may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, P.O. Box
1959, Pinehurst NC 28370; American Lung Association of North Carolina,
Southeast Area, P.O. Box 40236, Fayetteville NC; or the charity of your
Thomas C. Hummel Sr.
Thomas Carl Hummel Sr., 62, a lifelong resident of Chardon, died Dec.
8 at his home.
Born May 14, 1939, in Chardon, he married Joyce Bican in Chardon on
July 20, 1963.
His career as a banker started with Geauga County National Bank for
nine years, then he served as manager of the Chardon branch of Security
Federal Savings & Loan for 28 years and then two years for the First
County Bank, retiring in January 2000.
He also worked for the Alvord Insurance Agency for a short time.
A veteran of the Ohio National Guard during the Vietnam War, he was
an avid history buff interested in the Civil War and World War II era.
Mr. Hummel was a member of the original Chardon Village charter commission
in 1980 and Chardon Village housing council and planning commission for
A faithful member of the Chardon Volunteer Fire Department for 37 years,
he held positions of corporation president, secretary-treasurer, first
assistant chief and honorary assistant chief.
Mr. Hummel spent summer vacations in Buckhorn, Ore., since his youth
and enjoyed taking his family and following that tradition.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce (nee Bican), of Chardon; daughter,
Heidi (Paul) Marks, of Chardon; son, Thomas C. (Christine Bene) Hummel
Jr., of Chardon; grandchildren, Thomas C. III, Kaitlyn and Emily Hummel,
and David, Hannah and Jeremy Marks; sisters, Kathleen (Malcolm) Dawson,
of Montville, Johanna (Gordon) McDonald, of Radnor, and Holly (Ronald)
Jonovich, of Chardon; brothers, Robert (Beverly Barr) Hummel, of Louisville,
Ky., and William (Dianne Filla) Hummel, of Windsor Township.
Other survivors include sister-in-law, Barbara (Tyler) Whitmer, of
Arkansas; mother-in-law, Thora Lattmer, of Chardon; step sister-in-law,
Susan Brown (nee Alvord), of Willoughby; step brother-in-law, James Alvord,
of Chardon; 10 nieces and 10 nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Elsie (nee Waters)
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Dec. 14) at Pilgrim
Christian Church, 202 S. Hambden St. in Chardon Square. Burial will be
in Chardon Municipal Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Chardon Volunteer Fire Department,
110 S. Hambden St., Chardon 44024, or Pilgrim Christian Church, 202 S.
Hambden St., Chardon 44024.
Virginia F. Keller
Virginia Faye Keller (nee Anderson), 78, of Chardon Township, died
Dec. 9 at University Hospital Health System Geauga Regional Hospital.
Born in Beaverdale, Pa., she resided in Chardon for 50 years.
A homemaker, she married William T. Keller on May 10, 1941, in Cleveland.
He preceded her in death April 9, 2000.
Mrs. Keller enjoyed playing Bingo at the local schools, reading and
playing cards with family and friends.
She had a very big heart and was always willing to help anyone in need.
She appreciated the little things in life and her family always came first.
Survived by a family who loved her very much, she was preceded in death
by her husband, William T. Keller; parents, Charles and Ina (nee Driggs)
Anderson; four brothers and five sisters.
Funeral services were held Dec. 13, with burial in Chardon Municipal
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 69 Pearl
St., Painesville 44077.
Michael G. Lucas
Michael G. Lucas, 79, of Solon, died Dec. 8 in Sagamore Hills.
A truck driver for Forest City and North American Lumber and Superior
Pipe Co., he retired in 1985.
A veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II, he was a
30-year member of Teamsters 436.
His hobbies were reading and gardening.
Mr. Lucas is survived by his children, Jacqueline (Robert) Sutton,
Gregory (Naomi) Lucas and Michelle Lucas; grandchildren, Carlene (James)
Flynn, Johnny Roberts Jr., and Max Sutton; great-grandchild, Ian Miller;
and longtime friends, Patrick and Betty Kearney.
He was preceded in death by his wife, June (nee Nordahl); and siblings,
Jack, Joseph, James, Albert, Ann Krakora and Rose Sersa.
Funeral services were held Dec. 11, with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery
Gustav W. Lundstrom
Gustav "Gust" Wilhelm Lundstrom, 95, of Russell, died Dec. 4 at Heather
Hill Health Care Facility.
Born Nov. 18, 1906, in Sweden, he was formerly of New Port Richey,
Fla., and Chicago.
Mr. Lundstrom immigrated to the United States in 1925 and became a
He married Alice Youngman, of Chicago, in 1933 and was a well-known
painter in the Chicago area. In 1974, the couple retired to Florida. He
was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, in 1978.
Mr. Lundstrom is survived by his son, William J. "Bill" (Susan Creveling)
Lundstrom, of Russell; and granddaughters, Lara and Kristin Lundstrom.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Chapel of the
Federated Church in Chagrin Falls.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Federated Church, 76 Bell
St., Chagrin Falls 44022-0060.
William S. Powley
William S. Powley, 83, of Arlington Heights, Ill., and formerly of
Chagrin Falls, Boardman and Hilton Head, S.C., died Dec. 8 at the Moorings
Health Care Center in Arlington Heights.
Born May 2, 1918, in Altoona, Pa., the son of James and Agnes Powley,
he lived in Chagrin Falls from 1956 to 1981 when he retired to Hilton Head,
While in Chagrin Falls, he was a member and past president of the Chagrin
Falls Kiwanis and past Scoutmaster for the Russell Boy Scout troop.
Mr. Powley earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University
of Pittsburgh, then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of lieutenant
and served during World War II on the submarine USS Muskelung in the Pacific.
Following the war, he resided in Youngstown and worked as an engineer
for General Electric for 34 years, mostly in the lamp glass department
He attained the post of General Electric's General Manager of Quartz
and Chemical Products. He also supervised the development of the quartz
microchips now used in all computers, the Lucalox lamps now used in many
streetlights, and the huge quartz mirror used in the immense telescope
at Kitty Pt., N.M. He retired in 1980.
Most of his retirement was spent on the golf course as he was a fabulous
golfer well into his 70s.
Mr. Powley is survived by his wife, Carolyn (nee Murray), whom he married
Jan. 13. 1945; son, David (Caroline) Powley, of California; daughters,
Carolyn (John) Head, of Sparta, N.J., and Jean (Edward) Murphy, of Des
Plaines, Ill.; grandchildren, Anne (Edward) Gutshall, John (Michelle) Head,
Patrick Head, Robert Powley, Edward, William and Andrew Murphy; and great-grandchildren,
Sam and Claire Gutshall and John and Shelby Head.
He was preceded in death by four sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois,
410 S. Ilager Ave., Barrington IL 60010.
Charles N. Schlaff
Charles Nicholas Schlaff, 86, of Parma, and formerly of Moreland Hills,
died Dec. 2 at Parma Hospital from complications of dementia.
Born in Elyria on July 14, 1915, the son of Pearl (nee Roesch) and
Nicholas John Schlaff, he was raised in Toledo and graduated from Libbey
High School. He received a B.A. in education in 1937 from the University
Mr. Schlaff postponed his education to enlist in the Navy during World
War II from 1942 to 1945, and was honorably discharged in 1945 as chief
petty officer LST underwater demolition.
He accepted his first teaching job with Oak Harbor Schools in 1942,
then taught and coached for Lorain Public Schools from 1945 to 1947. In
1947, he settled in the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Schools.
From 1949 to 1953, he was head football coach at Brush High School,
and a history and English teacher. He was the assistant principal at Brush
until he accepted duties as principal at Memorial Junior High School from
1961 to 1981, when he retired.
He completed an M.B.E. at Kent State University at night school from
1954 to 1958, graduating in June of 1958.
He married Mary Douglas Percy in April 1949 in Twinsburg and was a
former member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church.
Mr. Schlaff is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Sally Schlaff,
of Canal Winchester, Catherine (Frank) Special, of Cuyahoga Falls, and
Nicholas (Laura), of Broadview Heights; two grandchildren, Katherine and
Jennifer; and a sister, Joyce Johnson.
Funeral services were held Dec. 6, with a private burial at Crown Hill
Cemetery in Twinsburg.
June M. Stone
June M. "Aunt June" Stone, 82, of Chardon, died Dec. 10 at Heritage
Care Nursing Home in Oakwood Village.
Born in Newbury on June 25, 1919, she was a lifelong Geauga County
resident, living in Chardon since 1953.
A 1938 graduate of Chardon High School, she was a 1998 inductee into
the Chardon High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
The deputy registrar for Geauga County for eight years, she retired
in 1984. A former precinct committee worker for the Republican Party for
22 years, she also was an office worker at a local corporation for 29 1/2
Ms. Stone was an active member of Pilgrim Christian Church in Chardon,
where she formerly served as secretary.
In 1999, she was inducted into the first Geauga County Republican Party
Hall of Fame.
Her participation in the community included serving as president of
the former Geauga County Charter of Zonta International in the 1970s, a
charter and current member of Chardon Square Association, past member of
Chardon Chamber of Commerce, Chardon Historical Society and the former
Newbury Grange, and past board member of Chardon Day Care Center.
Ms. Stone is survived by her sister, Leita Smith, of Chardon; brother,
Clarence "Archie" (Hazel) Stone, of Chardon; nephews, Craig (Norma) Smith,
of Hawaii, Regan (Peggy) Smith, of Newbury, Robin (Mary Ann "Mazie") Smith,
of Munson, and Jeffrey (Karen) Stone, of Chardon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Florence "Flossie"
(nee Tuttle) Stone; sister, Lucille Rasch; and brother, Cecil Stone.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Dec. 15) at Ritondaro
Funeral Home, 126 South St. in Chardon. Family will receive friends from
9 a.m. until time of memorial service.
Burial of cremated remains will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Munson.
Mary L. Tobin
Sister Mary Loretta Tobin, 87, of Munson, died Dec. 8 at Regina Health
Center in Richfield.
Born Jan. 21, 1914, in Warren, the daughter of Michael and Henrietta
(nee Baker) Tobin, she lived in Munson since 1982.
She taught primary grade classes for 44 years in Catholic schools in
Cleveland, Elyria, Lorain, East Liverpool, Avon, Youngstown and Chardon,
as well as in Arlington, Va., Washington, D.C., and in Downey and San Pablo
She is survived by her niece, Sister Mary Kathleen Tobin, a nurse at
Chardon Provincial Center; a cousin, the Rev. Paul Tobin, pastor of Assumption
Parish in Geneva; other relatives including nieces and nephews; and the
congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame with whom she shared her life
for 68 years.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Judd and Isabel Thompson;
and brothers, Leo, James and Thomas Tobin.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 12 at Notre Dame Educational Center,
with burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Provincial Center Grounds.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sisters of Notre Dame, 13000
Auburn Road, Chardon 44024.
N. Evelyn Wennerstrom
N. Evelyn Wennerstrom, 88, formerly of Chagrin Falls, died Nov. 26
at Oaks at Medina.
Born April 23, 1913, in Iron Mountain, Mich., to Rev. Otto and Nellis
Johnson, she was a 1934 graduate of Flora Stone Mather College of Case
Western Reserve, where she was a member of the Sigma Omega sorority and
associated with their sports program.
She maintained her involvement with her church through participating
in the choirs and women's organizations.
Mrs. Wennerstrom is survived by her daughter, Lois (George) Winfield,
of Wyandotte, Mich.; son, Carl (Linda) Wennerstrom, of Gainesville, Ga.;
grandchildren, Kristin (Mark) Hillis, Amy Wennerstrom and Sarah (Steve)
Drazetic; great-grandchildren, Kate E. Hillis and Nicholas C. Drazetic;
sister-in-law, Lillian Johnson; brother-in-law, Gus Wennerstrom; and many
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Henry Wennerstrom; her
sister, Helen Hudson; and brother, David T. Johnson.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at the United Methodist
Church of Chagrin Falls, 20 S. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls 44022. Memorial
contributions may be made to the church.
Roy F. Boehringer
Roy Frederick Boehringer, 82, of Chester, died Jan. 23 at his home.
Born in Cleveland on Oct. 3, 1919, he lived in Euclid and Bratenahl
before moving in 1956 to Lyndhurst, where he lived until moving to Chester
A salesman at J.C. Penney in Mentor from 1971 to 1983, he then became
a salesman at Bloom Brothers in Chester from 1984 until he retired in 1995.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Boehringer served as sergeant in the
U.S. Army from October 1941 to December 1945. His assignments included
the Aleutian Islands, New Guinea, the liberation of the South Philippines
and air combat. His decorations included the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon
with four bronze stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with bronze star
and the AAF Air Crew Member Badge.
He married Jane Van Scoyk on Oct. 4, 1947, in Cleveland.
A 33rd Degree Mason of the Heights Lionheart Lodge in Lyndhurst and
a member of the St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Mayfield Village, he
enjoyed golf and woodworking.
Mr. Boehringer is survived by his wife, Jane (nee Van Scoyk); daughter,
Rebecca Boehringer, of Worthington; sons, Christopher (Carol), of Kingwood,
Texas, and twins, Curtis, of Chester, and Craig (Dolores), of San Diego;
grandchildren, Brad Lee Kovach and Michael, David and Todd Boehringer;
sister, Dorothy Boehringer, of Chester; and brother, Phillip Richard "Dick"
Boehringer, of Winter Haven, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip Richard and Lulu (nee
Davidson) Boehringer; and brother, Ford Boehringer.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 2 at St. Bartholomew
Episcopal Church, 435 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village.
John B. Dennis
John B. Dennis, 87, of Burton, died Jan. 22 at Burton Health Care.
Born April 20, 1914, in Indianapolis, the son of Mark and Ethel (nee
Blacklidge) Dennis; he resided in Burton since 1950 and prior to that in
A graduate of Indiana University, he married Meta Klenk on Oct. 25,
1947, in Tiffin.
A chemist, he worked for Goodrich Rubber in Akron, Battelle Institute
in Columbus and Johnson Rubber in Middlefield. He retired from Chardon
Rubber in 1979, following 30 years of employment.
Mr. Dennis was a member of the Burton Chamber of Commerce, the American
Chemical Society Rubber Division and Burton Congregational Church.
A life member of Phi Beta Kappa, he also was an alumni life member
of Indiana University. He enjoyed classical music and gardening and protecting
Mr. Dennis is survived by his wife, Meta; niece, Mary Carlson, of Avon
Lake; nephew, Dr. William Morningstar, of Bernalillio, N.M.; and sister-in-law,
Thelma Morningstar, of Avon Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Roger Klenk Dennis,
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at Burton Congregational
Church, 14558 Park St. A gathering of friends and family will take place
in the church social hall after the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Geauga Park District or Reading
Garden Fund at Burton Public Library.
Zolton "Bill" Hegedus, 82, died Dec. 20.
A veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, Mr. Hegedus
was a 30-year employee of General Electric prior to retirement.
A master mechanic and neighborhood "Mr. Fixit," he was an ultralight
airplane pilot in his 60s and 70s.
Mr. Hegedus is survived by his son, William (Kathleen) Hegedus, of
Solon; daughter, Brenda Perry, of North Carolina; and grandchildren, Heather
and Donald Perry and Kimberly and Kevin Hegedus.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda; and brothers, Louis Hegedus
and Victor Kemenyes.
Memorial services were held Dec. 29 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300
E. 185th St., Cleveland 44119.
Adolph J. Orient
Adolph "Ed" J. Orient, 84, of Hambden Township, died Jan. 28 at his
Born April 23, 1917, in Cleveland, he resided in Hambden Township for
70 years, having moved from Fairview Park.
Mr. Orient married Ethel Lawson on Sept. 25, 1948, at her home in Hartsgrove
A farmer for 70 years, he also worked for 20 years at Rimes Trucking
in Chardon as a dockworker, retiring in 1978.
He enjoyed woodworking, ceramics and collecting models of tractors,
miniature cars and books. Upon his retirement, he took his camera with
him everywhere and enjoyed landscape photography. He also enjoyed traveling
throughout the United States and Canada.
Mr. Orient is survived by his wife, Ethel (nee Lawson), of Hambden;
daughter, Barbara (Bruce) Palmer, of Hambden; sons, Larry (Judy), of Leroy
Township, Edward, of Andover, and Alan (Shelley) Orient, of Hambden; grandchildren,
Glen Palmer, Travis and Tobin Orient, Kerri (Robert) Klein, Tyler Caldwell,
Eden, Danyelle and Rebecca Orient, and Christopher, Patrick, Savanna and
Also surviving are his sisters, Kathryn (James) Cruise, of Brockton,
Mass., June Reynolds, of Geneva, and Elinor Kinkelaar, of Leroy; brothers,
Albert, of Chardon, Ralph (Dorothy), of Leroy, and Richard (Evelyn) Orient,
of Madison; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Catherine (nee
Schueger) Orient; sister, Helen Hammond; and granddaughter, Hannah Orient.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at Burr Funeral Home,
116 South St. in Chardon. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Hambden Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Care Corp., 831 South
St., Chardon 44024, or the American Cancer Society, 7861 Crile Road, Concord
Bonny J. Stern
Bonny Jane Stern, 49, of South Russell, died Jan. 16 at Burton Health
Born in Denver, she lived most of her life at Paw Paw Lake in South
Ms. Stern is survived by her parents, Gust H. and Jane G. Stern, of
South Russell; sisters, Patty Hulderman, of Bradenton, Fla., Nancy Loraine,
of Bainbridge, Cristy (John) Zdenek, of Solon, Holly (Henry) Becker, of
Orange, and Gay (Bernie) Boutin, of Portsmouth, N.H.; brother, Gus Z. Stern;
and nieces and nephews, Charles Jr., Richard, Robert Ryan, David, Kristin,
Graham, Alex Louise and Ryan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bonny Jane Stern Memorial
Fund, c/o Burton Health Care, 14095 E. Center St., Burton 44021.
Annette Timm (nee Peterson), 64, a lifelong resident of Solon, died
Jan. 13 from atherosclerotic heart disease at her home in her sleep, just
three days after her husband was buried.
A 1955 graduate of Solon High School, she married Raymond Timm on June
A self-employed bookkeeper for accounting purposes, she worked out
of her home.
She loved camping, reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
Mrs. Timm is survived by her five children, Rick (Diana), of Twinsburg,
Robert (Teresa), of Macedonia, Russell, of Austintown, Lisa (Tom) Saraniti,
of Bedford, and Raymond, of Solon; and four grandchildren, Michael and
Stacy Timm and Allison and Megan Saraniti.
Mass of Christian Burial was said Jan. 16 at St. Rita Church in Solon,
with burial in All Saints Cemetery.
Carol A. Vaccariello
Carol Ann Vaccariello (nee Kneebusch), 65, of Berea, died Jan. 28 at
Born in Cleveland on Jan. 3, 1937, she lived in Claridon Township before
moving to Berea 35 years ago.
A quadriplegic diagnosed with polio at age 15, Mrs. Vaccariello graduated
from the University of Denver in 1966, completing the education requirements
needed to submit a thesis for a Ph.D. in speech pathology.
She married Richard Vaccariello on Aug. 22, 1964, at First Congregational
Church of Claridon.
She received her master's degree in speech pathology from Ohio University
in 1963 and her B.A. in speech pathology from Baldwin-Wallace College,
where she taught speech pathology part time from 1968 to 1993.
Mrs. Vaccariello owned the Ability Center in Berea for the past 30
years, making speech pathology available to the community. She also published
four educational books to her credit, the most recent in 2001.
A member of Christ the King Church in North Olmsted, she was a former
member of the First Congregational Church in Claridon.
Mrs. Vaccariello is survived by her husband, Richard; daughter, Maureen
(Patrick) Walsh, of Atlanta; grandchildren, Ryan and Morgan Walsh; brother,
Carl Kneebusch, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and sister, Judy (Bill) Puls,
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Margaret (nee
Memorial services were held Jan. 31 at Christ the King Church in North
Olmsted, with private burial in Claridon Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Church, 30635
Lorain Road, North Olmsted 44070, or First Congregational Church of Claridon,
13942 Mayfield Road, Chardon 44024.