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John T. Camper
John T. Camper, 66, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in Medina.
He was born Jan. 11, 1932, in Abingdon, Va., and had been a Medina County resident since 1953. He was a retired inspector at Cleveland Engine Plant 2 Ford Motor Co. Mr. Camper served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Camper (nee Foreman) of Brunswick; sons, John T. Jr. (Lillian) Camper of Massachusetts, Jeffrey B. (Glenda) Camper of Valley City and Christopher S. (Kathy) Camper of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Tracy, Corey, Amber, Jake, Joshua, Luke and Nathan; one brother; and seven sisters.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Service: 4 p.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256; or to the American Cancer Society.

Joan E. Wagner
Joan E. Wagner, 62, of Brunswick died Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at Southwest General Hospital.
She was born in Cleveland and had been a Medina County resident for 57 years. Mrs. Wagner enjoyed antique cars with her husband and shopping. She was a secretary and business owner, since 1972, of Professional Services Bureau.
She is survived by her daughters, Deborah A. Wagner and Lori L. Wagner, both of Brunswick; son, Steven Krutsch of Texas; mother, Alma Lucas of Brunswick; grandchildren, A. J. and Ethan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, to whom she was married 40 years; and father, Charles.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road. Rev. John Diener will officiate.
Burial: Lutheran Memorial Park, Hinckley.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Dean Griffin
Dean Griffin passed away at his Strongsville home.
He was a retired radio and television news reporter and AFTRA Union president. He was an alumnus of the University of Southern Mississippi. He was active with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Union and a member for 44 years, serving as the Cleveland local president for 13 years. He was a board member and also was active on the National Broadcast Steering Committee. He worked for area stations such as WJW (radio and TV), WAKR (radio and TV) and WDBN-FM. He was inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Mr. Griffin also worked with the Brunswick High School Marching Blue Devils, announcing half-time, pre-game and competition band shows for six years. He was a member of the Dennis Kucinich mayoral administration, serving as liaison between the mayor and council and as a manager of Burke Lakefront Airport.
He is survived by his daughter, Dawn Lynn Griffin of Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira Dean Sr. and Lucille R. Griffin.
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Interment will be private.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kathryn H. James
Kathryn H. James, 63, passed away Monday, December 28, 1998.
Mrs. James was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on August 20, 1935. She was a homemaker and member of the Stan Hywet Needlework Guild.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, David; son, Craig James of Copley; daughter, Sheila (James) Ludwig of Medina; brother, Bernard (Marge) Strain of Georgia; sister, Ernestine Eagle of Minn.; two grandchildren, Joshua and Rachel Ludwig.
Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Dacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Road, Norton, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. The Rev. Dan Lansell officiating.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Music Fund of United Church of Christ Congregational of Medina, Ohio.

Cecil L. Bendel
Cecil L. Bendel, 72, of Spencer, died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
Born in Sardis, he had resided in Spencer for seven years, previously residing in Wadsworth most of his life. He was a Mason for many years and was last employed with Charlie Grant Masonry Co., retiring in 1993 with 15 years of service. He loved gardening and sports.
He is survived by his wife, Clara; son and daughter-in-law, Lee Roy and Jacki of West Salem; stepchildren, Dora Lee of Virginia, Katy Butcher, Julie Grubb and Desta Williams, all of West Virginia, Mary Haughney of Oklahoma, Hope Myers, Earlene Hewitt and Allison Skruck, all of Wadsworth, Sandy Hudgins of Akron, Richard Hudgins of Sterling and Mark Hudgins of Kansas; sister, Ann Wilson of Rittman; brothers, Russel, Marvin and Roy Jr., all of Wadsworth; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Sr. and Alice; and first wife, Dolores.
Service: Monday.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Harold E. Bowman
Harold Edwin Bowman, 88, of Harrisonburg, Va., died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
A son of the late Derr Daniel and Floy Belle Halliwill Bowman, he was born July 11, 1910, in Ohio and moved to Harrisonburg in 1964 from Cleveland.
He was a graduate of Oberlin School of Commerce and was employed by Dunham-Bush until he retired in July 1975. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, North Star 638, Cleveland, Ohio F&A.M. and First Church of the Brethren in Harrisonburg. On March 8, 1947, he married M. Caroline Bowman.
He is survived by his wife; son, Lawrence Allen Bowman of Timberville; daughters, Nancy J. Lantz and Margaret "Peggy" Simpson, both of Harrisonburg; and five grandchildren.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday at First Church of the Brethren. Dr. J.D. Glick will officiate.
A private burial will be held earlier at Eastlawn Memory Garden.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Brethren, 315 S. Dogwood Drive, Harrisonburg, 22801, in his memory.

Kathryn H. James
Kathryn H. James, 63, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 1998.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 20, 1935, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Stan Hywet Needlework Guild.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, David; son, Craig James of Copley; daughter, Sheila (James) Ludwig of Medina; brother, Bernard (Marge) Strain of Georgia; sister, Ernestine Eagle of Minnesota; and two grandchildren, Joshua and Rachel Ludwig.
Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Dacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Road, Norton, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. The Rev. Dan Lansell officiating.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Music Fund of United Church of Christ Congregational of Medina.

Clara E. Rednour
Clara Ellen Rednour (nee Light), 65, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in Brunswick.
She was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Richmond, Va., to James and Jossie Light and had been a Medina County resident for 46 years. She enjoyed taking care of her family, sewing and knitting. Mrs. Rednour was a former nurse's aide for Willowood Nursing Home in Brunswick.
She is survived by her husband, Hal Rednour of Brunswick; sons, Hal D. of Brunswick, Daniel T. of Utah, Michael A. of Strongsville, Billy of Valley City, Buddy of Utah, John J. of Fairview and Carl R. of Lorain; daughters, Audrey E. Erhardt of Medina, Carol E. Densmore of New York and Sherry L. Densmore of Kentucky; and 18 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister; and brothers, Joseph and George Light.
Service: 10 a.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. George Gribben will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.

Valencia Shepherd
Valencia "Gay" Shepherd, 36, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Akron Hospice Care Center.
She was born in Cleveland and had been a Medina County resident for many years. She was a teacher for the Medina County Career Center and also a former registered nurse for St. Lukes Hospital.
She is survived by her sons, Mark William Shepherd, Tyrell Allen Shepherd, and Marshall Lawrence Shepherd, all of Brunswick; their father, Mark Shepherd of Brunswick; sisters, Stephanie Radcliff of Cleveland and Ebbie Radcliff of Brunswick; and niece, Hillary Radcliff of Brunswick.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Omah Radcliff; and sister, Esther Radcliff.
Service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at House of Lord, 1650 Diagonal Road, Akron. Pastor Joey Johnson will officiate.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, 44333.

Joan E. Wagner
Joan E. Wagner, 62, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
She was born in Cleveland and had been a Medina County resident for 57 years. Mrs. Wagner enjoyed antique cars with her husband and shopping. She was a secretary and business owner, since 1972, for Professional Services Bureau.
She is survived by her daughters, Deborah A. Wagner and Lori L. Wagner, both of Brunswick; son, Steven Krutsch of Texas; mother, Alma Lucas of Brunswick; and grandchildren, A.J. and Ethan.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Donald; and father, Charles.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road. The Rev. John Diener will officiate.
Burial: Lutheran Memorial Park, Hinckley Township.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Colletta Benyak
Colletta Benyak (nee Beshire), 71, of Medina, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at her home, in the presence of her loving family.
She was born in Medina and was a lifetime Medina County resident. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church of Medina and former core maker at the Permold Co. Mrs. Benyak was a homemaker and excellent cook and baker.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Walter J. Benyak; son, Jeffery (Cathy) Benyak of Medina; daughter, Christine (Sassan) Purirani of Olmsted Falls; granddaughter, Lauren Purirani; grandson, Austyn Benyak; sister, Carmelita Olsen of Medina; and brothers, James Beshire of Medina and George Beshire of Chippewa Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Abraham and Ethel Beshire; sister, Marie Nasser; and brother, William Beshire.
Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. The Rev. Father Mark Hollis will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3250 W. Market St., Suite 304, Akron, 44333.

Eben B. Bistline
Eben Berry Bistline, 83, of Grafton, passed away in his home Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, after a long illness.
He was born in Dover, N.H., and lived in Eaton Township since 1947. He was a charter member and co-founder of Trinity Lutheran Church in Eaton Township. Mr. Bistline was a founder and leader in the Cub and Boy Scout troops in North Eaton and member of North Eaton Grange. He operated his own stone ground grist mill in Chatham and Eaton townships since 1960. He was formerly employed by U.S. Steel in Lorain as a foreman in the mechanical and electrical department, before retiring in 1977 after 30 years of service. He also enjoyed traveling.
Mr. Bistline was a graduate of Dover High School and Wenworth Tech Institute, Diesel Mechanic School in Boston. During World War II, he was employed by the U.S. Naval and Submarine Shipyard in Boston.
He is survived by sons, Glen Bistline of Grafton and Norman Bistline of Spencer; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Margaret, on Oct. 28, 1998; and son, Dale, in 1989.
Service: Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Mark Viets will officiate.
Burial: River Road Cemetery, LaGrange Township.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Blackburn Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association.

Richard G. Carnes
Richard G. "Dick" Carnes W8GSR, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999.
He was born and raised in Cuyahoga Falls and graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1934. He had resided in Medina since 1948, moving there from Barberton. He had worked as an air conditioning and heating serviceman for Avery Engineering Co. in Cleveland and had previously been half-owner of C and G Radio in Cuyahoga Falls. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy as a chief radio technician.
His memberships include Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club, Medina Two Meter Group, Medina County Historical Society, Carroll County Historical Society and numerous gas engine clubs. He also was a member of Music Box Society International and a life-member of National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.
He is survived by his grandchildren, Patrick Carnes of Barberton and Amy (Tim) Carneal of Norton; brother and sister-in-law, Russell R. and Virginia Carnes of Stow; nephew, Glen (Flo) Carnes of Cuyahoga Falls; niece, Ann (Michael) Barrett of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; and faithful friend, Trudy Fortney.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Myrtle and George Carnes; brothers, Lewis R. and Eugene Carnes; and son, Donald Carnes.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. The Rev. Michael Namy will officiate.
Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Cuyahoga Falls.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3250 W. Market St., Akron, 44333, in his memory.

Gregory J. Crawford
Gregory J. Crawford, 41, of Medina, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, in Medina.
He was born in Cleveland and had lived in Medina County for 18 years. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and Cleveland Auto Wreckers. Mr. Crawford owned his own auto wrecking service.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Crawford (Diritsky) of Medina; children, Nicholas and Holly Crawford; parents, James and Josephine Crawford; grandmother, Rosa Amata; and sisters, Gina (Tom) Litwinowicz, Linda, Sandy and Michele (Tony) Delfre.
Mass of Christian Burial: Noon Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. The Rev. Father Mark Hollis will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.

Margaret C. Fish
Margaret C. Fish, 81, of Chatham Township, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Meadowview Care Center in Seville, following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 31, 1917, in Columbia Station to Charles and Lillian Offenburg Martin. She graduated from high school there, lettering in several sports. Mrs. Fish had resided in Chatham since 1936 where she and her husband, Russell, had farmed. They were founding members of Chatham Grange 248 and also were state Grange deputies and Farm Bureau members. They enjoyed traveling, having visiting every state in the continental United States, as well as parts of Canada.
She is survived by her sons, Roland (Donna) of Medina and Glenn (Barbara) of Lodi; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Russell; and brother, Clyde Martin.
Service: 3 p.m. Thursday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. The Rev. Randy K'Myer of Lafayette Township will officiate.
Burial: Chatham Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Lodi Community Hospital or Alzheimer's research in her name.

Joseph R. Saunders
Joseph R. Saunders, 74, of Hinckley Township died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
He was born July 24, 1924, in Toledo and was a Medina County resident for 45 years. He was a member of United Steel Workers and was a retired superintendent for Republic Steel. Mr. Saunders served in the U.S. Army 3rd Armored Division during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Victoria (nee Urban); sons, Jim (Judy) of Medina, Gary (Diana) of Brunswick, Bill, Dan and Joe, all of Hinckley Township, Rick of Cleveland and Dennis (Toni) of Valley City; sisters, Bonnie Jones of Lima and Betty Bly of Strongsville; and 12 grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Father Thomas Montovan will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Valencia Shepherd
Valencia "Gay" Shepherd, 36, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Akron Hospice Care Center.
She was born in Cleveland and had been a Medina County resident for many years. She was a teacher for the Medina County Career Center and also a former registered nurse for St. Lukes Hospital.
She is survived by her sons, Mark William Shepherd, Tyrell Allen Shepherd, and Marshall Lawrence Shepherd, all of Brunswick; their father, Mark Shepherd of Brunswick; sisters, Stephanie Radcliff of Cleveland and Ebbie Radcliff of Brunswick; and niece, Hillary Radcliff of Brunswick.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Omah Radcliff; and sister, Esther Radcliff.
Service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at House of Lord, 1650 Diagonal Road, Akron. Pastor Joey Johnson will officiate.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, 44333.

Molly T. Spellacy
Molly T. "Mary" Spellacy, 70, of Medina, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in Medina.
She was born in Lakewood and was a Hinckley Township resident for 30 years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. She loved to dance and was very artistic. She was a world traveler and Indians baseball fan. She started her career at Capital Airlines and was the former owner of Collver-Miller Travel Bureau, which was the largest in the state of Ohio. She retired from Premier Travel. She was a loving and very devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jack P. Spellacy; daughters, Terri (Ken) Laugesen of Medina and Sharon (Marty) Jamieson of Westlake; sons, Kenneth Spellacy of Garfield Heights and Jack (Jan) Spellacy of Hinckley; seven grandchildren; sister, Betty Cunningham of North Ridgeville; and brothers, Richard McNeeley of Cleveland and John and Edward McNeeley, both of Tennessee.
Mass: Noon Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Russell Rauscher will officiate.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Elks National Foundation and Arthritis Foundation, 2604 W. Tuscarawas, Canton, 44708.

Evelyn G. Swingle
Evelyn G. Swingle, 77, of Medina, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Warren and had been a Medina County resident for 62 years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and was secretary for Swingle Plumbing for 15 years. She also had been a school bus driver for St. Francis school.
She is survived by her sons, Paul Jr. (Karen) of Apopka, Fla., John R. (Barbara) and Thomas, both of Medina, and David A. of New Philadelphia; daughter, Barbara (Roy) Carpenter of Medina; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brothers, John Lurtz of Rittman and Raymond Lurtz of Mansfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W.; daughter, Carol Perdue; son, James; and brother, Carl Lurtz.
Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.

Dorothy J. Duffala
Dorothy J. Duffala, age 73, of Solon, formerly of Brunswick, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
She was born March 31, 1925, in New Castle, Pa., and had been a Medina County resident for 25 years. She had been a computer operator at National Price Service for 10 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Joy (Ron) Fallaro of Brunswick and Jan (Ken) Leonardi of Solon; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and sister, Karen (Norm) Pfaller of Medina.
Service: Noon Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Medina County, P.O. 114, Brunswick, 44212.

Dean C. Gelston
Dean C. Gelston, 32, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, in Cleveland.
He was born June 12, 1966, in Ravenna and had been a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mr. Gelston was the owner of Play Enterprises.
He is survived by his mother, Kathleen (James) Shepherd of Strongsville; brother, Philip (Nancy) Gelston of Westlake; sisters: Cynthia (John) Grant of Chippewa Lake and Michele (Donald) Schwark of North Royalton; nephews, Leo Angus, Aaron Gelston and Justin Foltz; and nieces, Susan Gelston, Ashley Schwark and Nicole Grant.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Gelston.
Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John Neumann, 16271 Pearl Road, Strongsville. Friends should meet at the church.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.

Mary A. Marvan
Mary A. Marvan, 91, of Medina, passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Life Care Skilled Nursing Facility.
She was born April 13, 1907, in Cleveland to Vaclav and Aloisie (Vorel) Praisler. She was a seamstress and butcher. She loved to bake and crochet. Mrs. Marvan was a beautiful homemaker and loved her family very much.
She is survived by her daughter, Beatrice Longo of Brunswick; brother, Ladd Praisler of Medina; and grandchildren, Cynthia Doyle of Cleveland, Joseph Longo of California, Cathleen Dahl and Robert Longo, both of Georgia, Ronald Longo Jr. of Brunswick; great-grandchildren, Samantha Dahl, Garrett Longo, Heather Doyle, Jennifer Doyle, Justin Longo, David Doyle and Adam Longo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph, in 1979; sisters and brothers, Beatrice, Joseph, James and Rudolph Praisler and Ann Noska Dusek.
Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.

Susanne L. Neuendorff
Susanne Laura Neuendorff, 50, of West Salem, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Cleveland Clinic, following a short illness.
She was born July 27, 1948, in Fremont to Neil and Doris Gahn Nickloy. She had resided in the West Salem area since moving there in 1978. Mrs. Neuendorff was a registered nurse, working at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Brecksville for the past 26 years. She received her nursing degree from Toledo Hospital of Nursing, bachelor of arts degree and her master's degree in nursing in psychology from the University of Akron.
She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she had been a children's Sunday school teacher for many years. She also was a member of Cross Talk Sunday School Class and had served on the pastor parish, educational and numerous other church committees.
She is survived by her husband, Michael A. Neuendorff; daughter, Jennifer N. Neuendorff, at home; son, David J. Neuendorff, at home; and sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Roy Jones of Brunswick, Ga.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. today at Christ United Methodist Church. The Rev. Thomas Snyder will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susanne Laura Neuendorff Educational Scholarship Fund in care of Christ United Methodist Church, 1140 Claremont Ave., Ashland, 44805; or to the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio, 1373 Grandview Ave., Suite 200, Columbus, 43212.

Golda O. Perry
Golda O. Perry, 79, of Wadsworth, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at her home.
She was born in Olive Hill, Ky., in 1919.
She is survived by her children, Janice (Tolby) Newsom of Grafton, Charles "Bud" (Lois) Perry of Brunswick, Linda (Bud) Neely of Wadsworth and the Rev. Tommy (Jenny) Perry of Metheny, W.Va.; grandchildren, Rick (Erin) and Mick Newsom, Kathy (Scott) Hultzman, Kim (Matt) Konchak, Kelly Perry, Greg Hill, Jeff and Jamie Bongalis and Beth Perry; great-grandchildren, Cindy Newsom, Cody, Jenna and Jason Konchak, Lauren and Kyle Hultzman and Krista, Cheryl, April and Leroy Hill; and sisters, Sue Elder and Lorraine Bernshaff.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George A.; daughter, Phyllis Jean; sisters, Nora Perry, Mae Swearingen, Jessie Boggs, Lillian Watts and Hazel Jackson; and brother, Johnny Bryant.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6245 Columbia Road, North Olmsted.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel.
Dostal Funeral Services, North Olmsted, is in charge of arrangements.

Alma Reynolds
Alma "Dutch" Reynolds, 84, of Medina, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at Hospice Care Center in Copley.
She was born in Sharon Center to Louis and Nettie (Davis) Miller and had been a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mrs. Reynolds was a charter member of Chippewa Lake Grandmothers Club, a member of Weight Watchers and enjoyed sewing. She and her husband, Russell, owned and operated the cotton candy stand in Chippewa Lake Park for 35 years.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Russell Reynolds of Medina; sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin and Carmen Reynolds of Mission, Texas, Thomas and Rosemary Reynolds of Westfield Center and William and Mary Anne Reynolds of Couderport, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Richard Hange of Stafford, Va., and Cindy and Randy Miller of Hinckley Township; daughter-in-law, Laura Reynolds of Medina; brother, William Miller of Akron; sister, Alva Poth of Akron; grandchildren, Michael and Lisa Reynolds, Richard and Jeanne Reynolds, Ed Reynolds, Heidi Silcox, Terri Reynolds, Elizabeth Hange, Erick Hange, Randy and Christine Reynolds, Jamie Miller and Kaylee Miller.
She was preceded in death by three brothers; three sisters; grandson, David Reynolds; and great-grandson, Devin Silcox.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Armstrong Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville. The Rev. Larry Black will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Copley, 44333; or the Diabetes Foundation, 225 W. Exchange, Akron, 44307

Joseph R. Saunders
Joseph R. Saunders, 74, of Hinckley Township died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
He was born July 24, 1924, in Toledo and was a Medina County resident for 45 years. He was a member of United Steel Workers and was a retired superintendent for Republic Steel. Mr. Saunders served in the U.S. Army 3rd Armored Division during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Victoria (nee Urban); sons, Jim (Judy) of Medina, Gary (Diana) of Brunswick, Bill, Dan and Joe, all of Hinckley Township, Rick of Cleveland and Dennis (Toni) of Valley City; sisters, Bonnie Jones of Lima and Betty Bly of Strongsville; and 12 grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Father Thomas Montovan will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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