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Sam Griffin, Jr. 
 Sam Griffin Jr., 74, of Berkey, OH, passed away  Wednesday, February 14, 2001, at Waterford Commons.
 He was the business representative of Machinist Unions 105 and 1042. Sam was also a U.S. Navy Veteran of WW
 II.  He was the widower of Shirley M. Newton who died in 1984, and is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth
 (Ron Lamnick) Griffin; sons, John E., Jeremy A., Spencer B., Sam F. (Theresa), and Bill R. Griffin; grandchildren, Brandy, Sammy, and Casey Marie Griffin; sisters, Mary Crancross and Claire Amus; brothers, John L. and Jeremy E. Griffin.
 Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, Wednesday from 3 -9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.  Interment Wolfinger Cemetery.  Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider
 the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. - Published: Feb 21, 2001

Stevan J. Martinez
Died: Feb 20, 1998
 Stevan J. Martinez, 78 years, of South Toledo,  passed away Tuesday morning, February 20, 2001, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.  Stevan was born in San Antonio, Texas.  A WWII veteran, he was one of the founding members of the Local G.I. Forum. He was a clerk 42 years for Conrail, retiring in 1983.  Along with his late wife, Socorro, they owned and
 operated Taco Village Restaurant 19 years, and the Conrail Coffee Shop 3 years. He was an avid sports fan, especially for his beloved Detroit Tigers.   Stevan was a member of St. Peter and Paul Parish and the Logsdon Walla Post VFW.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Socorro Martinez, who died February 20, 1998, and his sister, Pauline Soto. A loving father and grandfather, he will be sadly missed by his daughters, Judi Riba, Charlotte Martinez, and son, Gerard Martinez, along with 5
 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews also survive, along with a sister-in-law, Mary Comargo; brothers-in-law, Antonio (Delores) Rodriguez, Santos (Gloria) Rodriguez, and Joseph (Patricia) Rodriguez.  The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at the St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Cardiac Unit for their care during his last days.  Friends may call at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Road, Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-9 p.m. where a Scripture service will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Funeral will begin in the mortuary Friday, February 23, at 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of
 Christian Burial in Sts. Peter and Paul Church at 11:30 a.m. Interment Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.  Memorials may take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association. - Published: Feb 21, 2001

Reverend Jack D. Stutler
Died: Feb 19, 2001 
Reverend Jack D. Stutler, age 80, of Edon, Ohio, died at 3:55 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2001, in Anna's House at Hillside Country Living near Bryan, Ohio, where he was a resident. Reverend Stutler was a minister with the United Methodist Church and served the following churches prior to his retirement in 1983: Pleasant Hill charge from 1958-60, Vinton charge from 1960-65, Eureka charge from 1965-67, Oak Hill from 1967-69, Edon from 1969-77, Wilkins-Monclova charge from 1977-79, Emmett Chapel from 1979-83, and as interim pastor of several area United Methodist churches after his retirement. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of the Edon American Legion Post #662. He was also a member of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, Edon Lions Club, Edon Masonic Lodge #464, the United Methodist Men and the Edon Ministerial Association.  He also had served in the Civil Conservation Corps prior to World War II.  Jack D. Stutler was born December 5, 1920, in Reedy, West Virginia, the son of Benson Guy and Amy (Duskey) Stutler. He married Evelyn A. Freed on February 28, 1942, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and she survives.   In addition to his wife, he is survived by four
 daughters, Mrs. Steven (Vesta) Warthman, of Fairborn, Ohio, Mrs. Jerry (Patricia) Sinkler, of Sebring, Florida, Mrs. Lawrence (Rebecca) Curtis, of Angola, Indiana, Mrs. John (Valda Lee) Colbart, of Edon, Ohio; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and six step-great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two brothers, Ben and Wendell Stutler, of Vienna, West Virginia, and one sister, Eva Strothers, of Vienna, West Virginia, and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Geraldine Johnson Stutler; one daughter, Donna Lou Stutler, and one son, Johnny Dale Stutler.  Services for Reverend Jack D. Stutler will be Saturday, February 24, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in the
 Edon United Methodist Church with Pastor Eric Dailey and Pastors Ben and Wendell Stutler officiating. Burial will follow in the Edon Cemetery with Graveside Military Rites conducted by Edon American Legion Post #662. Visitation will be in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon, Ohio, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, February 23.  Masonic services will be held Friday at 8:00 p.m. in
 the funeral home.  Memorials in the name of Jack D. Stutler may be given to Edon United Methodist Church and to Anna's House, 09876 Rd. 16, Bryan, Ohio - Published: Feb 21, 2001

Ralph C. Girkins, Jr.
Died: Feb 07, 2001
Ralph C. Girkins, Jr., 75, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2001, in The Toledo Hospital after a long illness.   A native of Toledo, Ohio Ralph was born on June 5, 1925 to Ralph C. Girkins, Sr. and Ruth Cummings Girkins.   After graduating from Scott High School in 1943, he served as a First Lieutenant in the Eighth Air Force during World War II and was a navigator on B17s. He later attended the University of Toledo.   A Certified Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant, Ralph was affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company for 35 years, and was a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. He was also President of the Gold Craft Company and Editor-in-Chief of the West Toledo Herald.  He had been president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and was elected Outstanding Young Man of the Year in 1956. He also served as president of St.
Anthony's Holy Name Society. He was an accomplished and versatile man who exemplified loyalty, trust, and humor, and who served his country and community well.   Ralph will be sadly missed by his wife, Sue (Vollmayer); his sons, Ralph (Joyce), Chip (Pam), Joe (Bobbie), Greg; daughter, Jennifer; stepchildren, Shelley and Charles (Angela) Meader, and Jeannine (Dan) Filippini; 19 grandchildren; his sister, Virginia Black; 4 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Julie.  Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Friday, February 9, at the J. Jeffrey Fretti Funeral Home, 5045 Sylvania Avenue (at Corey Road) 843-1117. Private burial will be in Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.  For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial gifts be directed to the Arthur H. and Virginia R. Black Academic Scholarship in Chemistry in care of the University of Toledo Foundation. The family wishes to extend their deep appreciation to the physicians and nurses of The Toledo Hospital for their excellent care and kind support. - Published: Feb 08, 2001

Lauren R. "Skip" Upp
Died: Jan 22, 2001
Lauren R. "Skip" Upp, age 74, of Toledo, passed away Monday, January 22, 2001, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center after a long illness. He was born February 1, 1926, in Toledo, to Lawrence and Crystal (Brunton) Upp. Lauren was a longtime resident of Toledo, currently residing at Villa North Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was a graduate of Whitmer High School and a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran. Before retiring several years ago, Lauren worked as a truck driver, a machinist, and a maintenance man.   He was preceded in death by his mother, Crystal Upp, and grandson, William Upp. Lauren is survived by his loving children: Terry (Katherine) Upp, Randy (Judy) Upp, Richard Upp, and Renee Edwards; father, Lawrence Upp; sisters, Barbara (David) Bennett, Nancy Jennings, and brother, Roger (Pamela) Upp. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren.   At Lauren's request, there will be no visitation and interment will be private. The family will receive friends at a Memorial service, which will be held Saturday, February 10th, at 1 p.m. in the Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., 419-473-0300. - Published: Feb 04, 2001

Edward T. Scott
Died: Feb 08, 2001
Edward T. Scott, 75 years, of Eber Rd., Monclova, died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at Toledo Hospital. Mr. Scott was born in Holland on June 1, 1925, to Samuel and Elizabeth (Halpin) Scott. He married Janet E. Mohr in Holland on January 25, 1947. A WWII Army veteran, he was the former owner of Scott Excavating Inc. and the Albon Inn.  Surviving is his wife, Janet; children, John Scott of Tampa, FL, Bob (Jan) Scott, Tom (Barb) Scott, both of Holland, Becky (Ted) Fredrick of Liberty Center, Cindy
Scott of Webster, IN, Tina (Paul) Settle of Miamisburg; 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 6 brothers and sisters, and his devoted dog "Paisley".  He was preceded in death by his son, Donald J., and 4 brothers and sisters.  Friends will be received in the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland (865-8879), from 11 to 1 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 2001, where funeral services will immediately follow at 1 p.m. Burial Springfield Township Cemetery. Those
planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northwest Ohio, 1 Stranahan Square, Toledo. - Published: Feb 09, 2001

Leonard L. "Bud" Holz
Died: Jan 13, 2001
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Leonard L. Holz, 83, of Joshua Tree, CA, and formerly of Toledo, died January 13, 2001, in Hi-Desert Medical Center, Joshua Tree, following a brief illness. He was born in Los Angeles, CA, and settled in Toledo after WW II. Leonard was a 20 year employee of the U.S. Post Office, most recently as branch manager of the West Toledo Station. He retired in 1979. Prior to that, he was a millwright for Libbey-Owens-Ford.  He served in the Army Air Corps during WW II as a navigator and crew chief, and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He saw duty in Alaska, Aleutian Islands and Dayton, OH. He became a private pilot in
1969 and was a certified ground school instructor.  Leonard was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Phillis Holz and daughter, Gloria Ann Holz.  He is survived by his son, David L. (Patricia) Holz; daughter, Phyllis R. (Hal) Shaw; grandsons, Timothy
Holz, Michael Shaw, and Daniel Shaw, all of Toledo; sisters, Alma Rush, Aloha, OR, and Gwen Parslow, Hagerman, ID.
Friends are invited to visit from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Saturday, in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue (472-7633). Private inurnment in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. - Published: Feb 08, 2001

Marion Luther Malone
Died: Feb 07, 2001
Marion L. Malone, 76 years, of Gibbs St., Maumee, and formerly Hill Avenue, Toledo, died Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio Inpatient Unit, Perrysburg. Mr. Malone was born in Wolcottville, Indiana, on October 13, 1924, to Marion H. and Grace E. (Archer) Malone. He married Mary M. Morse in Sylvania on April 6, 1946, and she preceded him in
death on December 29, 1985. A WWII Army veteran, Marion was a maintenance man working 28 years for the Union Oil Co., 4 years for the Young Equipment Co., and 3 years for Vulcan Industries, retiring in 1985.  He was a collector of WWII books of old ships and planes and enjoyed going to the park and cooking steaks.  Surviving are his children, Linda Boggs of Toledo,
Dean A. Malone of Swanton, Donald L. Malone of Toledo, Darrell A. Malone of Coldwater, MI, Guy (Robin) Malone
of Toledo; 19 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; companion, Ina Stack of Maumee; sisters, Irene Balyeat of Howe, IN, and Geraldine Grill of Montpelier, OH. He was preceded in death by his son, Wayne Malone; sisters, Velma Findlay, Maybelle Warble, Anna Jarrett, Wava Ringler, and brother, Elmer D. Malone.  Friends will be received in the Neville Funeral Home,
Southwest Chapel, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland (865-8879), from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, and 9-11 a.m. Monday, February 12, 2001, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Burial Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg. - Published: Feb 09, 2001


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