Miscellaneous Medina County, Ohio Obituaries

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Christopher L. Lynch
Christopher L. ''Chris'' Lynch, 21, of Wooster, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at his home.
Chris was born March 27, 1976, in Cleveland to Gregory L. and Barbara A. (nee Kurzenberger) Lynch and moved to Wooster from Seville in 1991. He graduated from Wooster High School in 1995 and attended OARDC in Wooster for a year.
Mr. Lynch worked as a plumber for Roto-Rooter in Wooster. He was a member of the Institute of Karate in Wooster and had been a member of Future Farmers of America in high school and college.
He is survived by his parents, Gregory L. and Barbara A. Lynch of Wooster; sister, Nicole L. Lynch of Wooster; and grandparents, Anna Kurzenberger of Parma Heights and Mary Jane Lynch of Brook Park.
Private graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery. Herschel Schenck will officiate.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Custer Funeral Home, 2284 Benden Road, Wooster.
Memorial contributions may be made to either The Institute of Karate, 838 E. Milltown Road, Wooster 44691, or Future Farmers of America, Wayne County Schools Career Center, 518 W. Prospect St., Smithville 44677.

Susan M. Riley
Susan Marie Riley (nee Hadam), 40, of Medina, passed away at Medina General Hospital on Monday, Dec. 8, 1997.
She was the beloved wife of Craig; dear daughter of Joseph and Violet; dear sister of John (Nancy) and Michael; and dear aunt of Jennifer, John, David, Daniel, Jill, Michael and Michelle.
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road.
Burial: Lutheran Memorial Park, Hinckley.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Donald A. Faulhaber Funeral Home, 7915 Broadview Road (at Sprague), Broadview Heights.

Marcella J. Boberg-Wallis
Marcella J. Boberg-Wallis, 78, of Medina, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at the home of her son, Robert S. Boberg in Medina following a three-year illness.
She was born in Cleveland and was a resident of North Olmsted from 1956 to 1995 when she moved to Medina.
Marcella was active at St. Brendan Catholic Church in North Olmsted where she was involved with the Isabella Guild, Kenny Seniors and also the North Olmsted Senior Citizen Center. She sang with the Sweet Adelines in North Olmsted. After moving to Medina she became active at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons, Roger E. of Denver, Timothy J. and Robert S. Boberg, both of Medina, and Gene Owen Boberg of Cincinnati; 10 grandchildren; and sister, Rosemary Wells of Cleveland.
She was preceded in death by Gene E. Boberg and John Wallis.
Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Brendan Catholic Church in North Olmsted.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today at Kacirek Funeral Home, 29060 Lorain Road, North Olmsted.

Mary J. Beda
Mary J. Beda, 84, of Port Richey, Fla., died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, at Columbia Reg. Med. Center at Bayonet Point in Hudson, Fla.
She was born in Mildred, Pa., and lived in Port Richey for four years after moving from Brownsville, Ohio. She had been a homemaker.
Mrs. Beda is survived by her son, Victor Paul Beda of Port Richey; brother, Eugene Toushner of University Heights; and sister, Marge Kellner.
Prevatt Funeral Home in Hudson, Fla., was in charge of all arrangements.

Sara (Sally) L. Ryan
Sara (Sally) L. Ryan, 73, of Wooster, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Omaha, Neb. Her parents were Harry and Christina (Koppes) Ferguson. She married James Ryan Jr. on June 26, 1943. He died January 23, 1994. She was a homemaker and had lived in Medina for many years. She was a former member of the Medina County Chorus, singing the Messiah every Christmas season. Mrs. Ryan was active in the choir of the First Christian Church in Medina. In 1994, she moved to Wooster, where she was a member of the Heyl Road Church of Christ. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, music and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Ryan is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Carmine Campionw of Fairfield, Ohio; Kim and Don Paddock of Richfield; sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Tammy Ryan of Calhan, Colo., and David and Becky Ryan of Wooster; and 12 grandchildren.
Service: 7 tonight at Roberts Funeral Home. Rev. Dean Troyer will officiate.
Visiting hours: 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Heyl Road Church of Christ, 715 Heyl Rd., Wooster, 44691.

Ann D. Wallash
Ann D. (Bartok) Wallash, (nee Novak), died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at Meadowview Care Center in Seville.
She was born in Cleveland and was a former resident of Olmsted Township, having lived at the Olmsted Township Mobile Home Park from 1978 to 1988. She also lived with her son in Medina in 1988. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and being with her grandchildren.
Ann was the wife of the late Reinhold Wallash; mother of William Bartok of Sullivan; Joseph Bartok and Robert Bartok, both of LaGrange; grandmother of 12; and great-grandmother of seven; sister of Rose Dobos of Strongsville, Katherine Philbin of Cuyahoga Falls, and James Novak of Conneaut.
She was preceded in death by her son, James Bartok.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Baker Funeral Home in Berea. Fr. Charles Ryba of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Columbia Station will officiate.
Visiting hours: 12:30 p.m. Saturday until time of the service at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter, 12200 Fairhill Rd., Cleveland, 44120.

Tibor Z. Kovach
Tibor Z. Kovach, 73, of Chippewa Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997.
He was born in Cleveland and had been a Medina County resident for a long time. He was very athletic and an avid fisherman. Mr. Kovach was a truck driver for Longview Farms in Brunswick. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Kovach of Chippewa Lake; daughter, Lillian Fortune (Scott Waite) of Chippewa Lake; sister, Olga (Al) Bennett of Marblehead; grandsons, Ray Fortune of Chippewa Lake, and Scott and Mark Waite, both of Brunswick; granddaughter, Shanna Waite of Brunswick; best friends, Jim Croxall and Vera Redden, both of Lodi; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Zsigmond and Julia Kovach; sister, Adele; and grandson, Randy Fortune.
Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Rd., Medina.
Burial: Friendsville Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Michael Brkich
Michael Brkich, 84, of Grafton, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Akron in 1913 and had been a Grafton resident for 44 years. He enjoyed fishing and eating his own fish. He retired in 1975 as a machine operator for CA-Olsen Lux-Air of Elyria. Mr. Brkich hobbies included raising strawberries, gardening, and cutting firewood. He served in the U.S. Army Military Police in WWII.
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Douglas (Mary) Urban of Melbourne Beach, Fla., Mrs. Margo Love (nee Margaret Brkich) of Johnson City, Tenn., Michaelene and Marlene Brkich, both of Lodi; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, on Nov, 2, 1997, to whom he was married 55 years; one grandchild; two brothers; and two half-sisters.
Service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Blackburn Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton. Rev. John Buda of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Litchfield will officiate.
Burial: Belden Cemetery, Grafton Twp., Lorain Co.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 tonight and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday until time of service at the funeral home.

Helen Berdyek Brkich
Helen Berdyek Brkich, 85, of Grafton died November 2, 1997 at Elyria Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Cleveland, Oh. in 1912 and had been a Lorain County resident for 44 years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling, fishing, friends, and the Sorrowful Mother Shrine. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Grafton.
She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Mary) Urban of Melbourne Beach, Fla., Mrs. Margo Love (nee Margaret Brkich) of Johnson City, Tenn., and Michaelene and Marlene Brkich both of Lodi; two grandsons; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren.
Her husband Michael Brkich, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997 at Medina General Hospital.
Services were held.
Blackburn Funeral Home in Grafton was in charge of arrangements.

Isobel G. Stevens
Isobel G. Stevens, 81, of Rocky River, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at her home.
She was born in 1916 in Lorain, and had been a Rocky River resident for 52 years. Mrs. Stevens was a graduate of the University of Akron. She was a representative woman of her class, Mortar Board, President of Phi Mu Sorority, recipient of Pixley Scholarship, Girl Scout leader & neighborhood chairman. She was a founding member of the Composer's Showcase 1970s Cleveland's Tribute to Bif Bandera. She was employed by Mehler & Hagestrom Court Reporters for 28 years in various capacities, including office manager for 15 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Patricia S. Robertson (Richard G.) of Medina (26 years), Susan Stevens Jaros (Stanley T.) of Shaker Hts., Kathleen Stevens Hume (Bruce H.) of Buffalo, N.Y.; brother, James Griffith of Wooster; grandchildren, Steven, Andrew, Michael Robertson, Carey and Christopher Jaros, Stacey and Susie Hume.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Attorney Richard F. Stevens.
Private family services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Richard F. & Isobel G. Stevens Endowment Fund at Case Western Reserve University, 2040 Adelbert Rd., Cleveland, 44106-7008.
Malloy Memorial Service in Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.

Carl H. Bradford Sr.
Carl H. Bradford Sr., 89, of Ashland, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Rittman.
Mr. Bradford was born Oct. 28, 1908, in Rochester, Ohio, to Lansing A. and Elva Taylor Bradford. He lived in Wooster before moving to Vermillion Township, Ashland, Ohio.
Mr. Bradford joined the animal science department staff of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster in 1937, retiring nearly 40 years thereafter.
He had the honor of judging some of the largest sheep shows in the United States.
From 1934, as a family avocation, he was a breeder, trainer and importer of border collie dogs and did exhibitions with them throughout the United States, Canada and Bermuda. He and his collies were featured at such places as Madison Square Garden, sportsmen shows and Disney films.
Mr. Bradford was a contributing author to Henry P. Davis' Book of Dogs, and his dogs were featured in the Encylopedia Americana, National Geographic and many other magazines and periodicals.
Surviving are sons and daughter-in-law, Dr. G.L. and JoAnn Bradford of Litchfield Township and attorney Carl H. Bradford Jr. of Rittman; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Hazel Hardy of Ashland.
He was preceded in death in September 1974 by his wife, Lillian P. (nee Barnes), whom he married Nov. 16, 1929; daughter-in-law, Patricia Peake Bradford; and brother, Harold.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Van Hove Funeral Home, 308 Claremont Ave., Ashland. The Rev. Father John C. Jordan will officiate.
Burial: In the family plot at Rochester Cemetery, Rochester.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home, 10680 Steiner Road, Rittman 44270.

Mary J. Dolejs
Mary J. Dolejs, 72, of Medina, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997, at the Sophia Huntington Parker Home.
She was born Sept. 2, 1925, in South Dakota and lived in Medina County for 56 years. Mrs. Dolejs was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She was a fabricator at Henry Furnace for many years and she worked at the Medina County Gazette.
Mrs. Dolejs is survived by her brothers, Steve Baczuk of Medina and William Baczuk of Vero Beach, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and good friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; sister, Anna Baczuk; brothers, Albert, Andrew F. Jr. and Joseph; and her mother and father.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., Medina.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina 44256, or Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.

Margaret I. Hoskins Morse
Margaret I. Hoskins Morse, 92, of Medina, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, at Evergreen Care Center in Medina.
She was born April 10, 1905, in Emsworth, Pa., to Charles Ralph and Nancy Richey. Mrs. Morse was a 57-year resident of East Trumbull, Ohio, before moving to Medina in 1982. She was a licensed practical nurse for Charlotte Nursing Home in Rock Creek for many years. Mrs. Morse was a member of Medina Church of Christ, a long-time member of the East Trumbull Grange and Rock Creek Rebekah Lodge. She was also a member of the Medina Rock and Gem Club and the East Trumbull Friendly Club. Mrs. Morse enjoyed needlework, crafts and reading.
She is survived by her husband, George H. Morse, whom she married Aug. 9, 1982; daughters, Nancy Templar of Jefferson, Ohio, and Dorothy Shott of Eagleville, Ohio; stepdaughters, Betty Einhart of Brecksville and Helen Riehm of Medina; sister, Norma Gosmer of Astabula; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Morse was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Ralph and Nancy Richey Ralph; first husband, Kline W. Hoskins who died March 10, 1981; sons, Norman Hoskins and Ralph Hoskins; brothers, Charles Ralph and Richey Ralph; and sisters, Hazel Johnson, Dorothy Budd and Mildred Holt Luster.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Paine Funeral Home, 3119 W. Water St., Rock Creek. Pastor Jim Duty of Medina Church of Christ will officiate. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Medina Church of Christ, 295 Forest Meadows Drive, Medina.
Burial: East Trumbull Cemetery, Trumbull Township.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Virginia Z. Rettig
Virginia Z. Rettig (nee Treadway), 84, of Medina, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997, at Evergreen Care Center of Medina.
She was born May 24, 1913, in Frewburg, N.Y., and was a Medina County resident for 19 years. Mrs. Rettig was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughters, Beverly (Leroy) Cress of Medina and Dylinia (Joseph) Pitaway of Arkansas; son, Ronald (Carol) Colburn of Streetsboro; sister, Jan of Seattle; grandchildren, Robert Cress, Lola Marie Cress, Sherry Mazzella, Sandra K. Cress and many other beloved grandchildren; and great-grandchildren, Bradley Mazzella, Shane, Jimmy Lee, Jonathan Cress and numerous other great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Rettig was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rettig; mother and father; son, Darwin Colburn; daughter, Myrna Junquist; and grandson, Steven Cress.
Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., Medina. The Rev. Richard Powers will officiate.
Burial: York Cemetery.
Visting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Roscoe A. Williams
Roscoe ''Red'' A. Williams, 87, of Medina, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997, at Evergreen Care Center.
He was born March 21, 1910, in Lamar, Ark., and was a Medina resident for 32 years. Mr. Williams was a member of United Church of Christ Congregational and FOE Medina 2224, Grand Lodge F&AM of Ohio. He was a service manager at Leohr Motors for 35 years.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Helen Williams (nee Loeffler) of Medina; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Rita Williams of DeTour Village, Mich., Roger and Joyce Williams of Whittier, Calif., and Robert and Josephine Williams of Parma Heights; sisters, Hazel Fuller of Arkansas and Estherlee Andres of Fairview Park; brothers, Wallace Williams of Louisiana and David Williams of Arkansas; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Service: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., Medina. The Rev. Dr. Ted Elsenheimer will officiate.
Burial: Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Margaret I. Hoskins Morse
Margaret I. Hoskins Morse, 92, of Medina, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, at Evergreen Care Center in Medina.
She was born on April 10, 1905, in Emsworth, Pa., to Charles Ralph and Nancy Richey. Mrs. Morse was a 57-year resident of East Trumbull, Ohio, before moving to Medina in 1982. She was a licensed practical nurse for Charlotte Nursing Home in Rock Creek for many years. Mrs. Morse was a member of Medina Church of Christ, and a longtime member of East Trumbull Grange and Rock Creek Rebekah Lodge. She was also a member of the Medina Rock and Gem Club and the East Trumbull Friendly Club. Mrs. Morse enjoyed needlework, crafts and reading.
She is survived by her husband, George H. Morse, whom she married Aug. 9, 1982; daughters, Nancy Templar of Jefferson, Ohio, and Dorothy Shott of Eagleville, Ohio; stepdaughters, Betty Einhart of Brecksville and Helen Riehm of Medina; sister, Norma Gosmer of Ashtabula; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Morse was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Ralph and Nancy Richey Ralph; first husband, Kline W. Hoskins, who died March 10, 1981; sons, Norman Hoskins and Ralph Hoskins; brothers, Charles Ralph and Richey Ralph; and sisters, Hazel Johnson, Dorothy Budd and Mildred Holt Luster.
Service: 10:30 a.m. today at Paine Funeral Home, 3119 W. Water St., Rock Creek. Pastor Jim Duty of Medina Church of Christ will officiate. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Medina Church of Christ, 295 Forest Meadows Drive, Medina.
Burial: East Trumbull Cemetery, Trumbull Township.

William ''Bill'' Jones
William ''Bill'' Jones, 86, of Orlando, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997, at his son's residence in Orlando.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1911, in Londonderry Township, Ohio. Mr. Jones was a past member of Al Koran Shrine Club and was a 33rd degree Mason. He was past owner of Hale's Restaurant and in food service for 60 years.
Mr. Jones was survived by his sons, William A. Jones and Ronald P. Jones of Orlando, Fla.; brother, Tommy Jones of Lyndhurst; sisters, Irene Capretta of Lyndhurst and Louise Sheldon of Augusta, Ga.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen T. in 1981.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Stephen Bergman will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.

Katlyn Maletz
Katlyn Maletz, 5 months old, of West Salem, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997, at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland.
She was born in Cleveland.
Katlyn is survived by her parents, Michael and Lisa of West Salem; sister, Kayla at home; paternal grandparents, Mary and Adolph Maletz of Grafton; maternal grandmother, Sherry Dollar of Medina; maternal grandfather, Clifford Dollar of New Philadelphia; paternal great-grandmother, Mary Gilchrist of North Olmsted; maternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Bishop of Medina; and many cousins.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Armstrong Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville. Fr. Thomas Dunphy will officiate.
Burial: Burbank Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Hermine Houska
Hermine Houska, 89, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 1997, in Chippewa Lake.
She was the beloved wife of the late Harry A.; loving mother of Ronald T. (Barbara) Houska; loving grandmother of Michael J. (Brenda), Ronda L. (Dominic) Giardini, Robert G., Timothy J. (Erika), Jonathan and Jacob Lacquement; great-grandmother of five; and sister of Frieda Mueller and the late Lawrence and Theresa.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Angela Merici Church, 20970 Lorain Road, Fairview Park.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Corrigan Funeral Homes, Lorain at West 208th Street, Fairview Park.

Katlyn Maletz
Katlyn Maletz, 5 months old, of West Salem, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997, at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland.
She was born in Cleveland.
Katlyn is survived by her parents, Michael and Lisa of West Salem; sister, Kayla at home; paternal grandparents, Mary and Adolph Maletz of Grafton; maternal grandmother, Sherry Dollar of Medina; maternal grandfather, Clifford Dollar of New Philadelphia; paternal great-grandmother, Mary Gilchrist of North Olmsted; maternal great-grandmothers, Dolli Dollar of Seville and Evelyn Bishop of Medina; aunt, Denise Barnum of Medina; uncles, Patrick Dollar, Jeffrey and Matthew Maletz; and many cousins.
Service: 11 a.m. today at Armstrong Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville. Fr. Thomas Dunphy will officiate.
Burial: Burbank Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Pamela Wish
Pamela Wish, 43, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born in Bay Village on Nov. 20, 1954, and had been a Medina County resident for many years. Mrs. Wish was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, a former member of the St. Ambrose Athletic Board, and the Padua Franciscan Athletic Board. She was employed at Drug Mart in Brunswick as a pharmacy technician. She had a deep appreciation for her customers.
She is survived by her husband, David; sons, Michael and Joseph; daughter, Jessica Marie; and sisters, Karen Livingston of Morris, Minn., Bonnie Koch of Olmsted Falls and Kelly Staudt of Sidney, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Martin and Lucille (Schwerin) Kuonen.
Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Brunswick. Fr. Robert Jackson will officiate.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.


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