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Adrian Abolins
Adrian Abolins, 62, died Friday (May 14, 1999) at Mount Carmel West, Columbus.

He was born Dec. 13, 1936, in Riga, Latvia (near the Baltic Sea).

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. He moved to the Sunbury/Galena area in 1961 from Worthington. He retired after 38 years as advertising manager and master printer for Oasis Corp., Columbus.

He was past president and a 12-year member of Sunbury Village Council. He was former safety director and an auxiliary member of the Sunbury Police Department. He was a past master of Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F&AM, 32nd degree Mason Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus; a member of Aladdian Temple, Columbia Chapter OES No. 33; Woodworkers of Central Ohio; Ohio Big Bucks Club; the NRA; National Wild Turkey Federation; and Implant Management Association. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Gail (Warner); one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Paula Abolins, Obetz; one daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Carter Young, Westerville; his parents, Arturs and Maidi (Ginters) Abolins, Worthington; one son-in-law, Greg Hamm, Powell; six grandchildren, Brian, Staci and Ben Hamm, Joshua Abolins, and Matthew and Nicholas Young; three brothers, John, Columbus, Karl, Seattle, and Peter, Chico, Calif.; three sisters, Anita Hetrick and Zane Hall, both Westerville, and Ilze Abolins, Worthington; his mother-in-law, Janet Warner, Sunbury; a brother-in-law, Gary Warner, Worthington; 17 nieces and nephews; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Hamm, in 1990.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were at Sunbury United Methodist Church with the Revs. David and Suzanne Hill officiating. Interment followed at Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Central Ohio Lung Association.

Traci Ann Adkins
Traci Ann Adkins, 16, died Tuesday evening (July 24, 2001) from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Born on February 18, 1985 in Westerville, Adkins would have been a junior at Big Walnut where she was a cheerleader. She was a gymnast with Columbus Gymnastic Academy and a member of St. John Neumann Church.

Traci enjoyed gymnastics, music, swimming, her dog Woody and her many special friends.

She is survived by her father, Dale W. Adkins of Sunbury; her mother and stepfather, Teri and Mike Franklin of Sunbury; a sister, Tera Adkins, a brother, Tyler Adkins; three stepsisters, Kirsten, Brittany and Jenica Franklin; her paternal grandmother, Maxine Adkins of Worthington; her maternal grandparents, Pat and Katie Delaney of Westerville; her step-grandparents, Marge and Larry Lyons of Westerville; her aunts and uncles, Kathy Stewart, Karen (Vince) Golden, Roy (Marsha) Adkins, Polly (Jim) McGee, Ossie Adkins Jr., Bill (Cindi) Lisk, Lori Dustin, Kathleen (Ted) Georges, Kristy (Pat) O'Neal, J.P., Tom (Becky), Kyle (Lisa) Delaney) and by numerous cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ossie Adkins.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held at Genoa Baptist Church with Father James Walter and Pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Humane Society, 4920 Ohio 37, Delaware, Ohio (43015).

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Thelma Abrams
Thelma Abrams, 90, Columbus, formerly of Sunbury, died Monday evening (May 21, 2001) at Doctors West Hospital, Columbus.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1911, in Burnwell, W. Va., to the late William and Bessie (Stewart) Johnson. In 1951, she moved from Ashland, Ky., to Columbus, and lived in Sunbury from 1989 until 1999, when she moved back to Columbus. She retired in 1980 as a presser for Schottenstein's and Swan Cleaners, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Ashland, Kentucky.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Abrams, in 1951; and a brother, Raymond Johnson.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and George E. Haney of Columbus; four grandchildren, Dianna Shellhorn, Robert E. Haney, Rebecca Shuirr, and Vickie Amirault; three great-grandchildren, Lisa Campbell, Norman Haney, and Ian Clay Shuirr; a great-great-grandson, J.R. Fling; and a brother, Kenneth Johnson.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with the Rev. Mike Mounts officiating. Interment was in Northlawn Cemetery, Westerville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside/Grant. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

 

Jack Achmoody
John A. (Jack) Achmoody, 84, formerly of Sunbury and Natrona Heights, Pa., died Saturday (May 29, 1999) at Riverside Hospital.

He was retired from "Valley News Dispatch" in Tarentum, Pa. He was a member of the International Typographical Union and Sunbury Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John Edward and Judy Achmoody, Pennsylvania, and James Bruce and Carol Achmoody, Columbus; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Robert S. Whitmore, Ostrander; a sister, Grace Conners of Auburn, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Abigail Achmoody; and a granddaughter, Melissa Jane Logan.

Calling hours were at Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville. Funeral services were also held with the Rev. Harold Holmes officiated. Interment was at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell, Pa.

Charles Ackerman
Charles Ackerman, 83, of Sunbury died Sunday afternoon (June 20, 1999) in Manor Care Health Center, Westerville.

Graveside memorial services will were held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. There will be no visitation.

The family is being served by the Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.

Clyde Adams Sr.
Clyde Adams Sr., 69, Marengo, died Wednesday evening (October 17, 2001) at his residence.

He was born in Jeremiah, Kentucky, on January 1, 1932, to the late Melvin and Pearl (Young) Adams. He was employed by Ranco in Delaware, for 29 years and retired in 1997. A veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, he moved to Marengo from Kentucky in 1969.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Blair Adams on December 2, 1999; and two brothers, Dennis and Leon.

Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Clyde Jr. and Ann Adams of Ashley and Jeff and Jill Adams of Fredericktown; his grandchildren, Andrew, Kevin, and Kara; and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Curt and Doylene of Jeremiah, Kentucky, Melvin and Maise of Louisville, Kentucky, and Andrew and Sandy of Corbin, Kentucky.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with Pastor Roland Edwards officiating.

Interment followed with military honors in Bloomfield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 East High Street, Mount Vernon 43050. Condolences may be expressed at <www.snyderfuneralhomes.com>

Glada Pearl Adams
Glada Pearl Adams, 91, Logan, died Monday (January 15, 2001) in the Logan Health Care Center. She was the widow of Glenn H. Adams.

Surviving are her sons, Daniel (Deanna) Hahn of Belpre, Ronald R. Hahn of Logan and Dennis J. (Kathey) Henderson of Logan; step-sons Eugene (Kathelene) Adams of Columbus, Wendell (Dorothy) Adams of Columbus, George (Virginia) Adams of Delaware and James (Donna) Adams of Sunbury; step-daughter Lorna (Richard) Clark of Pataskala; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Calling was at O.R. Woodyard Co, Chapel, 1346 South High Street, Columbus where services will be held with the Rev. Daniel Thoma officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

James E. "Roach" Adams
James E. "Roach" Adams, 44, Delaware, died unexpectedly Monday (August 20, 2001) at his home.

He was born on April 27, 1957 in Columbus to the late Herman Adams Sr. and Barbara A. Burdette Adams. Jim graduated in 1975 from Johnstown High School. He was a 14-year resident of Delaware, moving to Delaware County in 1975 from Licking County.

Adams worked the sales counter at Rusk Brothers Auto Recycling of Ashley for 26 years. He was a member of the NRA, a notary public and enjoyed NASCAR races as well as hunting. He was a friend to everyone, always free and willing to lend a helping hand and was the light of his family. Jim enjoyed carpentry, especially building bird houses.

He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Barb Atkin Adams; a son, Matthew Adams of Delaware; a daughter, Mallory Adams of Delaware; two brothers, Herman Adams Jr. and John Matthew Adams, both of Delaware; three sisters, Sharon (Ed) Cyrus of Laurens, South Carolina, Violet (Dick) Carpenter of Galena and Jeannie (Al) Harriett of Sunbury; nieces; nephews; and a host of friends.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware, where funeral services will be held with the Pastor Billie White officiating. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Loretta Adams
Loretta Adams, 64, Marengo, died Thursday (Dec. 2, 1999) at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon.

She was born in Jeremiah, Ky., on Feb. 21, 1935, to the late Bennie and Belva (Watts) Blair.

She was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church and the Tri-County Craft Club.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Clyde Adams Sr., whom she married on Dec. 3, 1952; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clyde Jr. and Ann, Delaware, and Jeff and Jill, Fredericktown; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Lillie and Hattie Blair, Jeremiah, Ky., Ben and Mattie Blair, Whitesburg, Ky., and Lincoln and Mary Jo Blair, Jeremiah, Ky.; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Della Blair and Arizona and Evangene Adams, Jeremiah, Ky.; and three grandchildren.

Calling hours and funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury with the Revs. Rolland Edwards and Crate D. Sparks officiaiting. Burial followed at Bloomfield Cemetery.

Robert T. Adams Sr.
Robert "Ted" Adams Sr., 54, Marengo, died suddenly Tuesday (Feb. 15, 2000) at Mount Carmel East Hospital.

He was born in Fort Meyers, Fla., on Feb. 14, 1946 to the late Theodore R. Adams and Effie (Stiffler) Thompson.

He had lived in the Marengo area for 10 years coming from Columbus. He was a retired chief engineer with the Galbreath Co. in Columbus, retiring in 1992.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Marguerite (Brewster) Adams; a son, Robert T. Adams Jr., at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and David Lowe, Cardington; his mother Effie Thompson, Marengo; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Bill and Karen Adams, Symrna, Ga., John Quincy Adams of Georgia and Tom and Shirley Thompson and Jerry Thompson, all of Columbus; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Bertha Brown, Jackson, Mary and Harold Chase, Johnstown, and Carol and Charles Morris and Lou Anne Thompson, all of Columbus; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Joann Thompson; and his stepfather, Lewis W. Thompson.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. A memorial service was held with the Rev. George Mason officiating.

Amanda Lynn "Mandy" Adkins
Amanda Lynn "Mandy" Adkins, 22, Galena, died at her home Saturday evening following a courageous battle against brain cancer.

Adkins was born on Nov. 14, 1978 in Columbus to Darrel and Phyllis (Doane) Adkins of Galena. She was a 1997 graduate of the Olentangy High School where she was active in cheerleading, track and choir. She attended Columbus State University and was a dental assistant. She was also a volunteer at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.

In addition to her parents, Adkins is survived by a sister and brother-in-law Tami (Brian) Lee of Galena; grandparents Raymond and Tina Doane of Sunbury and Opal Adkins of Morehead, Ky.; nephews Austin and Colton; aunts and uncles Joyce and Phil Link, Charlene and Gary Sullivan, Sharon Edwards, Paul and Jo Adkins; Glaspie Jennings, Madison and Theresa Adkins, Michael and Cathy Adkins; and many loving cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather Beecher Adkins.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with Minister John Tewell and Pastor Frank Carl officiating. Interment was at Cheshire Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, 1434 South 3 B's & K Road, Galena 43021 to benefit St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.

Gene Adkins
Gene M. Adkins, 15, Marengo, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening (October 23, 2001) from injuries received in an automobile accident in Delaware County.

Born on December 22, 1985, in Westerville, he was a sophomore at Highland High School and member of the Class of 2004. He was a member of the Highland football team, basketball team, baseball team, student council, and junior ROTC program. He enjoyed sports and was a member of Sacred Hearts Church.

Surviving are his parents, Calvin and Lori Barton Pierce of Marengo; two sisters, Shayla Pierce and Jessica Adkins; his grandparents, Eugene and Janet Adkins of Fredericktown, Marion Barton of Chesterville, and Sandy Smith of St. Louis, Missouri; his aunts and uncles, Lisa and Mike Keen, Lori and Lloyd Coleman, Lana and Jon Rogers, Mike and Nancy Barton, Pat Barton, Emily and Jeff Sparks, Tim and Brandy Barton, Rachael Barton, Tammy McDowel, and Kevin and Brent Pierce; cousins Gar and Abby Keen, Loren, Leslie, and Lindsay Coleman, Justin and Paige Rogers, Zachary Barton, P.J. Barton, Krysta and Haylee Sparks, Cole and Chloe Barton, Jessica McDowel and Zane Pierce.

He was preceded in death by his father, Michael E. Adkins, who passed away in 1986; a grandmother, Irene Barton; cousin, Nicholas Barton; and great-grandparents Emmet and Ina Adkins, Merle and Dorothea Burch, Charles and Frances Lang, and Lory and Mary Barton.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Sacred Hearts Church, Cardington, with Father Charles Foeller officiating. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gene M. Adkins Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, P.O. Box 238, Sunbury 43074. Condolences may be expressed at <www.snyderfuneralhomes.com>

William Agler
Longtime educator and former Buckeye Valley High School Principal William H. Agler, 75, of Prospect, died Tuesday evening (June 1, 1999) at Marion General Hospital. He was also the father of former "Sunbury News" editor, Susan Wright.

He was born Dec. 13, 1923, in Harlem Township, to Jack Paul Agler and Rose A. (Chatfield) Agler.

Mr. Agler was a 1942 Harlem Township High School graduate. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, serving in Europe. In 1949, he graduated from Otterbein College with a degree in education. He later received a graduate degree in educational administration from Miami University.

He taught and coached at Waldo and Wilmington high schools. He was principal at Radnor and Buckeye Valley high schools, Prospect Elementary School and Elgin Junior High. He was active in community and professional organizations. He served more than 25 years on the Prospect Park Board and oversaw park operations for several years. He was elected to the Ohio High School Athletic Association Central District Board and served on the association's State Board of Control. He was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church, Prospect Lions Club and the Harlem Boys Breakfast Club.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jim Wright, Delaware; two sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Robin Agler, Chanhannsen, Minn., and Brent and Carole Agler, Marion; seven grandchildren, Wes, Whitney and Will Wright, and Bryce, Taylor, Madeline and Andrew Agler; a sister, Eula Jean Radikin, California; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Hamer Agler; and three sisters, Barbara Detrick, Mary Spitzer and Martha Edwards.

Visiting hours were at Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home, Prospect. Graveside services were at Prospect Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Prospect UMC, 203 N. Elm St., Prospect 43342; or Prospect Baseball for Youth, in care of the funeral home, 310 E. Water St., Prospect 43342.

Charles D. Aisel
Charles D. "Chuck" Aisel, 43, Fredericktown, died unexpectedly Wednesday (Nov. 10, 1999) at Knox Community Hospital.

He was born in Worthington on Nov. 22, 1955, to George and Theresa (Loney) Aisel, Columbus.

Formerly of Columbus, he lived in Galena of five years and moved to Fredericktown in 1989. He worked as a meat cutter/manager for Reinzetti's and a dockworker for The Limited. He enjoyed the mechanics of trucks, fishing, hunting and camping.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 20 years, Cindy (Fogle) Aisel; two sons, Shawn and Nick; one sister, Linda McClary, Columbus; and five brothers, Robert Aisel, Columbus, Ralph Aisel, Delaware, Karl Aisel, Johnsville, Harry Aisel, Columbus, and Mark Aisel, Westerville.

Calling hours and funeral services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Interment was at Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 937 N. High St., Worthington, 43085.

Mary Akers
Mary Lou Akers, 51, of Sunbury, died Saturday afternoon (July 25, 1998) at Riverside Methodist Hospitals.

She was born May 5, 1947 in Covington, Ky., to James R. and Berta L. (Hardin) Holland. She had been a Sunbury-area resident since 1978.

Mrs. Akers is survived by her husband, Dewey; a daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Darrin Crosby of Findlay; two grandchildren, Marissa and Mitchell Crosby; a brother, Ray Emmons of Lawton, Okla.; a sister, Diana Emmons of Sunbury; her mother and stepfather, Berta and Charles Shoemaker of Rardean; and her father and stepmother, Jim and Hazel Holland of Lincolnton, N.C. A son, Marcus, died in 1994 and she also was preceded in death by a sister, Betty.

Visiting hours were at Bennett-Brown Funeral Home, Delaware, where funeral services were held. Burial was at Sunset Gardens in Franklin Furnace.

Charles E. "Chuck" Allen
Charles E. "Chuck" Allen, 42, Centerburg, died Sunday evening (April 21, 2001) at The OSU Medical Center.

He was born in Columbus on October 24, 1958 to Austin and Shirley (Robinson) Allen of Centerburg. A graduate of Centerburg High School, class of 1977, Allen owned and operated Allen Brothers Painting and had formerly operated the Mount Vernon Dairy Queen, Allen's Pizza in Centerburg and A & B Pizza of Mount Vernon.

Allen was a member of the Centerburg Church of Christ. He loved his family and vacations to Florida.

In addition to his parents, Allen is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Celia "CeAnn" Olmsted Allen; a son, Austin C. Allen; a daughter, Aubrie A. Allen; two sisters, Jeri (Donald) Hall of Johnstown and Shawna Young of Centerburg; his mother-in-law, Roberta Olmsted of Mount Vernon; a sister-in-law, Linda (David) Chenault of Grove City; two brothers-in-law, Randy (Dianna) Olmsted of Fredericktown and Mitch (Roberta) Olmsted of Dayton; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Charles "Red" Olmsted, Jr.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Services were held at Centerburg Church of Christ with Evangelist Fred Albrecht and Pastor Roger Crego officiating. Interment in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.

The family would like to thank the OSU Medical Staff for their care and concern.

Memorial contributions may be made to the OSU Medical Center Development, Pulmonary Research Fund, 1375 Perry Street, Fifth Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43201.

Condolences may be registered at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Amy Amato
Amy Marie Amato, age 14 of Delaware died Friday (July 28, 2000) at Children's Hospital, Columbus from injuries received in an automobile accident at County Road 25 and Ohio 61, Fulton.

She was born on June 12, 1986 in Columbus. Amy recently completed the eighth grade at Delaware Christian School. She was a member of the Delaware Christian Church and was active in the church's youth group. She enjoyed playing the piano, swimming and volleyball.

She is survived by her mother and step-father, Mary A. (Terry) Wynn and Tom Wynn of Delaware; father and step-mother John and Sherry (Thompson) Amato of Mt. Gilead; sister Emily Wynn of Delaware; step-brother Johnathan Thompson of Mt. Gilead; grandparents Barbara Terry of Delaware, Fred and Sandra Terry of Delaware, Carroll and Ann Wynn of Delaware; great-grandmother Mary Toney of Delaware; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceding her in death were grandparents Carmel M. and Marialyce Amato; sister Carly Lynn Amato and cousin Erica Marie Amato.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. A funeral mass was held at St. Mary Church, Delaware with Father Kevin Kavanaugh and Pastors Al Perry and Gerald Davis officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Missions Program c/o Delaware Christian Church, 2280 Marysville Road, Delaware, 43015.

Carly Amato
Carly Lynn Amato, age 5 of Mt. Gilead, died unexpectedly following an automobile accident at County Road 25 and Ohio 61, Fulton on Thursday (July 27, 2000).

She was born in Delaware on October 27, 1994 to John and Sherry (Thompson) Amato of Mt. Gilead. Carly enjoyed church and attended the Sunbury Weslyan Church. She liked to swim, spend time with her family, hunt and fish with her father, play with her Barbie dolls, and participated in gymnastics at Oak Creek in Kilbourne.

In addition to her parents, she is also survived by a brother Johnathan Thompson of Mt. Gilead; grandparents Larry and Judy Thompson of Delaware; great-grandparents Maggie Thompson of Delaware, Clarence and Mariam Bradley of Delaware; great-great-grandmother Joselpha Bradley of Delaware; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Accompanying her in death were her grandparents Carmel M. and Marialyce Amato; sister Amy Marie Amato; and cousin Erica Marie Amato.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. A funeral mass was held at St. Mary Church, Delaware with Father Kevin Kavanaugh and Pastors Al Perry and Gerald Davis officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Missions Program c/o Delaware Christian Church, 2280 Marysville Road, Delaware, 43015.

Carmel Amato
Carmel M. Amato, age 76 of Delaware, died unexpectedly following an automobile accident at County Road 25 and Ohio 61, Fulton on Thursday (July 27, 2000).

He was born on November 27, 1923 in Marion to the late Joseph and Lottie (Hildreth) Amato. He was a graduate of York Center High School, Class of 1941. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Carmel moved to Delaware in 1947 from Massilon. He retired as Captain in 1979 from the Delaware City Police Department, serving on the department for 26 years. He was a member of St. Mary Church, the V.F.W., Delaware Eagles #376, and Delaware Royal Order of Moose. He enjoyed home remodeling, and he loved to spend time with his family and grandchildren.

Accompanying him in death were his wife, Marialyce Hartsough Amato, whom he married in 1947; grandchildren Amy Marie and Carly Lynn Amato; and great-granddaughter Erica Marie Amato. He was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Amato, who died in 1992.

He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Greg and Amy of Santa Monica, Calif., Tom and Susi of Delaware, John and Sherry of Mt. Gilead and Joseph and Crissy of Delaware; daughter Elaine Amato of Delaware; grandchildren Sophie and Olivia, Bobby and Leann, Jerrod, Danielle, Savannah and Sabrina; great-grandson Cole; brothers and sisters-in-law Frank and Dorothy Amato of Delaware, Larry and Ruth Amato of Delaware; sister and brother-in-law Virginia and Frank Davis of Richwood, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. A funeral mass was held at St. Mary Church, Delaware with Father Kevin Kavanaugh and Pastors Al Perry and Gerald Davis officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Missions Program c/o Delaware Christian Church, 2280 Marysville Road, Delaware, 43015.

Erica Amato
Erica Marie Amato, age 6 of Delaware, died unexpectedly on Thursday (July 27, 2000) following an automobile accident at County Road 25 and Ohio 61 in Fulton.

She was born on January 13, 1994 in Columbus to Bobby Lee and Carey Ann (Jackson) Amato of Delaware. She was baptized at St. Mary Church. She was a student at Conger Elementary School. She enjoyed Girl Scouts, 4-H Club, softball, and she wanted to be a cheerleader. She loved bike rides with her dad and PaPa. She also liked to play with her dog and family.

She is survived by her brother Cole, whom she helped care for; grandparents Elaine Amato of Delaware, Robert Popovich of Radnor, Bill and Nancy Jackson Jr. of Sunbury; great-grandparents Betty Jackson of Columbus, Shirley McLurg of Hilliard, Bill Jackson Sr. of Delaware; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Accompanying her in death were her great-grandparents Carmel "PaPa" and Marialyce "Nar Nar" Amato, and cousins Amy and Carly Amato.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. A funeral mass was held at St. Mary Church, Delaware with Father Kevin Kavanaugh and Pastors Al Perry and Gerald Davis officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Missions Program c/o Delaware Christian Church, 2280 Marysville Road, Delaware, 43015.

Marialyce Amato
Marialyce Amato, age 77 of Delaware, died unexpectedly following an automobile accident at County Road 25 and Ohio 61, Fulton.

She was born on April 6, 1923 in Delaware to the late Shad J. and Mary A. (Ferris) Hartsough. She was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of St. Mary High School Class of 1941.

Marialyce retired in 1999 as a secretary for the Ohio Department of Transportation, District #6, where she had worked for 18 years. Prior to ODOT she worked as an assistant for the State Attorney General. She was a member of St. Mary Church, a 50 year member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and a member of Card Club. She enjoyed baking, a trait she learned from her father whom baked for the Hamburger Inn. She also enjoyed traveling and sewing. Her most important joy was her family and her grandchildren.

Accompanying her in death were her husband, Carmel Amato, whom she married in 1947; grandchildren Amy Amato and Carly Lynn Amato, and great-granddaughter Erica Marie Amato. She was preceded in death by her brother Joe Hartsough, who died in 1995.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Amy of Santa Monica, Calif., Tom and Susi of Delaware, John and Sherry of Mt. Gilead, Joseph and Crissy of Delaware; daughter and son-in-law Elaine Amato of Delaware; her grandchildren Sophie and Olivia, Bobby and Leann, Jerrod, Danielle, Savannah and Sabrina; great-grandson Cole, and sister and brother-in-law Helen Ann and Bob Hartsough Runge of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. A funeral mass was held at St. Mary Church, Delaware with Father Kevin Kavanaugh and Pastors Al Perry and Gerald Davis officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Missions Program c/o Delaware Christian Church, 2280 Marysville Road, Delaware, 43015.

Mildred Amstutz
Mildred Amstutz, 86, Bluffton, died Tuesday morning (October 23, 2001) at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.

She was born on December 1, 1914 in Sunbury to Robert J. and Adah Gelston.

A 1932 graduate of Big Walnut High School and a 1936 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. Amstutz was a retired teacher. She taught at Lima Senior, Vandalia, Anchorage (Alaska) and, Columbus-area schools. Amstutz retired from teaching at Riverdale High School.

She was a member of Green Valley (Arizona) Community Church, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 121 in Lafayette, Ohio, and Order of Eastern Star Chapter 471 in Green Valley, Arizona.

Amstutz is survived by a brother-in-law, Fred (Mary) Amstutz of Bluffton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Amstutz, whom she married on August 10, 1957.

A memorial service will be held a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton or to the Hilty Memorial Home in Pandora.

Charles E. Anderson
Charles E. Anderson, 73, Sunbury, died Saturday (August 11, 2001) morning at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Columbus on March 11, 1928 to the late Clyde and Mabel R. (Alber) Anderson. Anderson was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, and a member of VFW Post 8736 in Sunbury. He was a member of the Archaeological Society of Ohio and an avid outdoorsman.

Anderson is survived by a son, Clyde (Peggy) Anderson of Sunbury; two daughters, Sue (Woody) Ramey of Salt Rock, West Virginia and Charleen (Mark) Kuhn of Sunbury; a stepson, Barry (Esther) Brown of Butte, Montana; 12 grandchildren, Amy, Andrea, Julie, Jennifer, Mark, Charlie, Nicholas, Rebecca, Heather, Sara, Justin and Jason; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, George (Marvel) of Racine, Ohio and Jimmy (Norma) of Columbus; and two sisters, Jean (Kenny) Stroemer and Charlotte (John) Dillon, both of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Denver and Donald.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury where services were held with Pastor Jan Ruark officiating. Interment followed with military honors provided by VFW Post 8736 in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 8736, 435 McGill Street, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Dorothy Anderson
Dorothy H. Anderson, 65, of Galena, died Tuesday evening (May 30, 2000) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was born in Wytheville, Va., on Nov. 28, 1934, to the late Bane and Lola Mae (Sparks) Anderson. She was a homemaker and had lived in the Galena area for 24 years after coming from Indiana.

Surviving are her son and his fiancee, John Anderson and Terri Higgins, both of Galena; one grandchild; and a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Carrol Anderson of Brazil, Ind.

Memorial services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, with the Rev. Ryland Presley officiating.

Georgia W. Anderson
Georgia W. Anderson, 86, of Sunbury, died Friday afternoon (Feb. 6, 1998) at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.

He was born on June 11, 1911 in Clay County, Ky., to the late John and Leova (Rice) Anderson. He had lived in Sunbury since 1965, when he moved here from Croton. He was retired from the Ohio Wesleyan University maintenance department, and was a member of Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F&AM in Sunbury.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Agnes Anderson of Sunbury; three grandchildren and their spouses, Lori and David Cherry of Croton, Kelly and Jamie Wampler of Sunbury, and Trent and Carrie Anderson of Columbus; great-grandchildren Donovan, Kelly and Josh Anderson, Garrett Dunhugh, and Erin Wampler; a half-sister, Elsie Gilbert, of Frankfort, Ky.; and sisters-in-law Bertha Rice of Sunbury and Naomi Green, of Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Letha Jo Anderson,on July 30, 1993; and by sons Edward and Doyle J. Anderson.

Calling hours and Masonic services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were with the Rev. Wayne Booth officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Ruth F. Anderson
Ruth F. Anderson, 68, Sunbury, formerly of Marengo, died Friday (March 31, 2000) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

She was born May 5, 1931, in Cattlesburg, W.Va., to the late Jesse and Martha (Ross) Scarberry.

A homemaker, she was a member of Sunbury Church of the Nazarene and co-director of Ruth's Club House.

She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Robert Lepley, Tuana and Vernon Wilson, Millersburg, Cindy and Mark Kelley, Walnut Creek, and Brenda and Ken Kelley, Hamilton, Mich.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Lolla Anderson, Columbus, Jeff and Brenda Anderson, Cardington, and Paul and Twana Anderson, Marion; a brother, Richard Scarberry, Seminole, Fla.; a sister, Zorrita Caudill, Columbus; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous neices, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, Robert L. Anderson; and a brother, Frank Scarberry.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with Daniel Burris, pastor, officiating. Interment was at Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Ruth's Club House, payable to Marcy Ministries, 830 Ohio 61, Sunbury 43074.

Stanley J. Andruzis
Stanley John "Andy" Andruzis, 45, Galena, died Monday (Jan. 17, 2000) at Grady Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born Oct. 21, 1954, in Pittston, W.Va., to Stanley A. and Eleanor Romanoski Andruzis. His mother survives in Cross Lanes, W.Va.

He was a 1972 graduate of Nitro High School, Nitro, W.Va. He loved to be out in the fresh air and enjoyed snow skiing and other outdoor activities. He was a member of the Sunbury Eagles lodge and operated his own concrete business.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; two sons, Andrew and John, both of Galena; one daughter, Jacque, Galena; three sisters, Linda Hutton, Winfield, W.Va., and Joyce Andruzis-Lee and Karen Andruzis, Cross Lanes, W.Va.; and two close friends, Molly and Sally.

He was preceded in death by his father; and a brother, David.

A memorial service was held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with the Rev. David E. Gwinner presiding. Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, assisted the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Andruzis College Fund in care of any family member.

Alvin Ankrom
Alvin Y. "Al" Ankrom Sr., 80, formerly of Columbus, died Friday (July 16, 1999) at Windsong Village in Worthington.

He was born June 8, 1919, in Columbus, to the late Lee Zemroy and Myrtle (Montgomery) Ankrom.

He was an electrician with the former Pence Electric Co. of Columbus and a WWII U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Darlene and James Hale, Sunbury, and Geraldine Ankrom; one son, Alvin Y. Ankrom Jr.; one brother, Wayne Ankrom, Pennsboro, W.Va.; five sisters, Mona Jordan and Ethel Deyo, both of Mount Gilead, Helen Haynam, Westerville, Imogene Sesler, Columbus, and Grace Dymek, Millersport; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Fred, Leeroy, George and Earl; and two sisters, Geraldine Smith and an infant.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury where funeral services were also held. Graveside committal services were Monday at Glen Rest Cemetery.

Kenny Ashbrook
Kenny Ashbrook, 60, Johnstown, died Sunday (August 19, 2001) at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville. Funeral services were held Thursday (August 23, 2001) at Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home in Johnstown with Pastor Mike Dexter and Pastor Ross Hartley officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery, Johnstown.

Mr. Ashbrook was born January 1, 1941 in Johnstown to the late Otis and Mary Walker Ashbrook. He retired after 28 years from Kroger, Inc. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Sunbury.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carol Ashbrook of Johnstown; two sons, Ken A. Ashbrook of Newark and Kevin A. (Heather) Ashbrook of Johnstown; two brothers, Clarence Ashbrook of Sunbury and Wayne (Emma Jean) Ashbrook of Johnstown; and four grandchildren, Blake, Nathanael, Aubrey and Joshua Ashbrook.

Ashbrook was preceded in death by a brother, Mark Ashbrook.

Visitation was at Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnstown Youth Athletic Association, P.O. Box 433, Johnstown, Ohio 43031.

An online memorial will be located at http://www.crousekaubersammons,plan4ever.com

Minnie Ashbrook
Minnie Ashbook, 84, of Delaware, and formerly of Johnstown, died Sunday (Feb. 22, 1998) at Delaware County Health Care. Graveside services were at Green Hill Cemetery, Johnstown, with the Rev. Thomas Lasley officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brandon Baptist Church, RFD 4, Brandon, OH 43050. Arrangements were in care of Crouse-Kauber Funeral Home, Johnstown.

Edwin Augspurger
Edwin Arthur Augspurger, 91, Delaware, passed away on Nov. 19, 1999.

He was a retired dairy farmer. He was a graduate of Hamilton High School and the Ohio State University College of Agriculture. He was a member of the National, State of Ohio and Regional Ayrshire Breeders Association.

He is survived by his wife Marcia (Ramey) Augspurger; sons Roland and Richard; daughter Marilyn Hale; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

Calling hours were held at Bennett Brown Funeral Home, Delaware. Funeral services were held at Grace United Methodist Church, Delaware.

Contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinsons Society, 3166 Redding Road, Columbus, 43221, or to Grace UMC.

Paul D. Azbell
Paul D. Azbell, 65, Centerburg and formerly of Delaware, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 1999) at Veterans Hospital, Chillicothe.

He was born Nov. 30, 1933, in Columbus to the late Russell H. Azbell and Sylvia M. (Hilyard) Azbell, who survives in Delaware. A U.S. Army veteran, he has lived between Delaware and Mount Liberty/Centerburg for the past 20 years. He was the retired owner of the former Union 76 service station and body shop in Centerburg, a member of the Centerburg Lions Club and an avid sports fan and antique collector.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by four daughters and a son-in-law, Karen Jo Picklesimer, Danville, Cathy Azbell, Hilliard, and Jackie McCoy and Brenda and David Williams, all of Columbus; two sons, David Azbell, Daytona, Fla., and Paul Dean Azbell Jr., Danville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles Lee and Lamelua Azbell, Amarillo, Texas, and James R. and Phyllis Azbell, Delaware; one sister and brother-in-law, Helen Jean and William Alexander, Peoria, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren

Graveside funeral services were held at the Fairview Cemetery near Rockbridge. Arrangements were handled by DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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