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Alma Dunn
Alma Dunn of New Port Richey, Fla., died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999.
A former resident of Brunswick, she was an employee of the Brunswick school system for many years as a cook's assistant. Mrs. Dunn had been very active in the Bennett's Corners WSCS and Methodist Church until her retirement and relocation in 1977.
She is survived by her husband, Floyd of New Port Richey; son, Harold of New Port Richey; granddaughter, Judy Benzon of New Port Richey; grandson, Harold Jr. of New Port Richey; and great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Michael Benzon, both of New Port Richey.
Service: 11 a.m. today at North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home, New Port Richey.

Timothy D. Sweeney
Timothy D. Sweeney, 5-year-old son of Mark and Debra (nee Bysak) Sweeney, has died.
He was the loving grandson of Edith and the late Sgt. Thomas Sweeney, and Frank and Pat Bysak; and brother of Ryan and Molly.
Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. James Church (corner of Detroit Avenue and Granger Road) in Lakewood.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Zeis-McGreevey Funeral Home, 16105 Detroit Ave., Lakewood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Aristocrat Berea, c/o CAPI., 255 Front St., Berea, 44017.

Robert H. Lynn
Robert H. Lynn, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at Hospice Care Center.
He was born Jan. 20, 1917, in Schoolcraft, Mich., and graduated from Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Mich., where he was a member of the tennis team. Mr. Lynn was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Medina. He served on many community committees while residing in Michigan and was past president of the school board in Lake Fenton, Mich. He served with the Boy Scouts, Little League, park committee and was past president of Portage Optimist Club. After transferring to Ohio, he resided at Granger Lake Condominiums, where he served 20 years on Condo #1 board. Mr. Lynn volunteered for 15 years and drove 105,000 miles for the American Red Cross after his retirement. He loved all sports: tennis, badminton, pingpong, fishing, golf, bowling and especially sailing and bridge.
Mr. Lynn retired from General Tire and Rubber Co. with 30 years of service as an account executive. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II as commander of a sub chaser.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Jane; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Janet of Richland, Mich., John and Lori of Boise, Idaho, and William and Candy of Oriental, N.C.; grandchildren, Robert and Paula Lynn, Robyn and Joel Keiser, Jennifer Lynn and Riley Lynn; great-grandchildren, Robert and Bryan; brother and sister-in-law, Reid and Vivian Lynn of Farwell, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Medina. The Rev. Stephen Bergmann will officiate.
There will be no visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 317 E. Liberty St., Medina, 44256; Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, 44333; Haven of Rest, 175 E. Market St., Akron, 44307; or to your favorite charity.
Billow, Fairlawn Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Lee J. Berkheimer
Lee J. "Berk" Berkheimer, 57, of Brunswick, died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at Aristocrat Berea Nursing Home.
He was born in Beaverdale, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for many years. Mr. Berkheimer was a member of Teamsters Local 436 and was employed as a truck driver.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Berkheimer (Dimmick) of Brunswick; daughters, Kathy Ann Jones and Kimberly Rainke, both of Brunswick; brothers, Ronald Berkheimer of Pennsylvania and Ken Berkheimer of Parma; sisters, Sonia Dezlon of Cleveland, Karen Mytnick of North Ridgeville, Thelma Sanders of Maryland and Shelby Miller of Pennsylvania; and grandchild, Nattalee Rainke.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Hazel (Cobal) Berkheimer.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. today at Mountain Assembly Church of God in Valley City. The Rev. Gerald Fritz will officiate.
Burial will be private.
The family requests that no flowers be sent.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements.

Debra Kaput
Debra "Debbie" Kaput (nee Donelson), 46, of Medina, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at her residence.
She was born July 9, 1952, in Carey, Ohio, and was a Medina County resident for 13 years. Mrs. Kaput was a member of the Society of Decorative Artist Painters and past president of Avon Lake's Junior Women's Club. She published four artist painting books and taught artist painting. She belonged to beginning group of Internet tole artists. Mrs. Kaput was a self-employed artist, painting until the present.
She is survived by her husband, Timothy Kaput of Medina; son, David Kaput of Medina; daughter, Joanne Kaput of Medina; sister, Tracy Myers (Donelson); parents, Robert and Sara Donelson; brothers, Arch Donelson of McCutchinville, Ohio, Durke Donelson of Hamilton, and Aaron Donelson of Carey.
Service: 1:30 a.m. Sunday at Carlson Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Rd. Rev. Barry Wolfe will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Pamela A. Sturgill
Pamela A. Sturgill, 46, of Litchfield, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, Jan. 15, 1999.
She was born in Norton, Va. Pamela resided in Medina County for most of her life. She was employed at Stewart Advertising in Elyria for many years as head of the typography department. She was an active member of Litchfield Assembly of God Church.
Pamela was an avid reader, enjoyed collecting paper dolls and loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her mother, Ruby Sturgill of Litchfield; brothers, Craig (Sandy) Sturgill of Valley City and Trent (Lori) Sturgill of Litchfield; sister, Connie (Dave) Munyan of Litchfield; and seven nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carroll Sturgill.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday (tentatively) at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Litchfield Assembly of God Building Fund or to any literacy foundation, local, state or national.

Vernon J. Zittle
Vernon J. Zittle, 88, of Akron, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Pebble Creek Residence.
He was born Dec. 4, 1910, in Akron. Mr. Zittle enjoyed bowling, photography, painting pictures, gardening and raising roses. He was an elder, Sunday school teacher, choir member and president of Church Council. He enjoyed cruises. Mr. Zittle was previously employed at B.F. Goodrich.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard (Jan) Zittle of Medina and Bruce (Edna) Zittle of Franklin Township; granddaughter, Kami of Cuyahoga Falls; grandsons, Matthew (Susan) of Cuyahoga Falls and Eric of St. Paul, Minn.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Concordia Lutheran Church, 724 Sumner St., Akron. Pastor Richard Bartholomew will officiate. Friends are asked to meet at the church.
Burial: Rose Hill Burial Park, Akron.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Ciriello Funeral Home-Rose Hill Chapel, 3653 W. Market St., Akron; 666-3089.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, 724 Sumner St., Akron, 44311.

Harold Eberle
Harold "Lefty" Eberle, 88, of Medina, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, while in hospice care at Evergreen Care Center.
He was born Nov. 30, 1910, in Wireton, Pa., a son of the late Harold R. Eberle Sr. and Estella MacCutchon Eberle. He was a Medina County resident for 15 years. He lived in the Beaver Valley area most of his life, having worked as security at Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp. for 50 years, missing only five days of work during that time. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army 75th Division. He served in World War II during the Battle of the Bulge and the freeing of the prisoners in the death camps, for which he received three Bronze Stars. It was an experience about which he seldom spoke.
Mr. Eberle was an avid outdoorsman who raised hunting dogs as a hobby. He was a member of the Beaver County Coon Hunters Association for many years. He was a life member of Medina County VFW and enjoyed sports. He was once drafted as a first baseman for the Philadelphia Athletics.
He will be missed by all who knew him for his honesty, his kindness and his spirit.
He is survived by his eldest daughter and son-in-law, Stan and Leah Makowski of Medina; son, Harold "John" Eberle of North Ridgeville; sister, Anna Sosebee of Riverside, Calif.; grandsons, Stan "Rick" and Cindy Makowski of Bethesda, Ohio, and Scott Eberle of North Ridgeville; granddaughter, Callie Varga of Medina; great-granddaughters, Catherine and Stephanie Varga, both of Medina; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife of 62 years, Ruby Kiernan Eberle; his beloved youngest daughter, Joan Johnston; and brothers, Raymond Eberle and Wayne Eberle.
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Pastor Jeff Kolodziej will officiate.
Interment: 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 Cornerstone Chapel, 3939 Granger Road, Medina, 44256.

Muriel M. Darnell
Muriel M. Darnell, 96, of Medina, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, at Life Care Center of Medina.
She was born in Iowa City, Iowa, and had been a Medina County resident for many years. She was a retired teacher in Wellman, Iowa.
Mrs. Darnell is survived by her daughter, Donna Watkins of Medina; sister, Cloyce Campbell; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Florence (Kirwin) Campbell; brothers, Carl, Scotty and Clive; and sisters, Maude, Mary and Melva.
There will be no service.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Medina, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred D. Kilgo
Mildred D. Kilgo, 74, of Chatham Township, went to her heavenly home in the presence of her loving family on Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Ohio Pythian Sisters Home of Medina.
She was born in Heflin, Ala., and had been a Medina County resident for 49 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Salem and a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, and crocheting. She was a homemaker and an elementary school teacher for Medina County schools.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, John E. Kilgo of Chatham; daughters, Margaret Petrovich of Akron, Brenda (George) Darling of Medina, Linda Kilgo of Elyria and Christine Kilgo of Medina; grandchildren, Jerrod, Mark, Matthew, Kaleigh and Kara; and sisters, Opal (Wesley) Shirey of Sharon Center and Clara (Eddie) Acela of Medina.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Noah and Verdie Denney; brother, Buck; and grandson, Shayne.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Revs. Elmos Kilgo and Barbara Henderson will officiate.
Burial: Chatham Cemetery.
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 Ohio Pythian Sisters Home of Medina, 550 Miner Drive, Medina, 44256.

Theresa Rubik
Theresa Rubik, 91, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, in Medina.
She was born Oct. 13, 1907, in Lyndora, Pa., and had resided in Medina County for five years. She had numerous job titles, but most recently she was a private duty nurse. She resided with her daughter Nancy, her husband, Mike, and their children for three years prior to moving to Ohio Pythian Sisters Home of Medina.
She is survived by her daughters, Carol (Gene) Bartolon of Scottsdale, Ariz., Marguerite Elam of Hartwell, Ga., and Nancy (Mike) Cozzens of Brunswick; sister, Margaret Pruckner of Daly City, Calif.; brother, Frank Vavro of Lyndora, Pa.; grandsons, David (Kathleen) Elam, Kim (Deborah) Elam, Michael (Susan) Cozzens and Jeffrey Cozzens; granddaughter, Susan (Richard) Applebee; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Garrett, Erik and Mathew Elam.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road. Allen C. Alexander presiding.
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions to Ohio Pythian Sisters Home of Medina, 550 Miner Drive, Medina, 44256.

M. Deane Bargar
M. Deane Bargar, 87, of Wadsworth, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
He was born in Deersville, Ohio, and had resided of Wadsworth for 58 years, previously residing in Brunswick. He was a sheet metal welder at Morton International, retiring in 1976 with 32 years of service. He was a member of Wadsworth FOE 2117 and Civil Air Patrol. He also coached and managed the Wadsworth White Sox Farm Team.
Mr. Bargar is survived by his wife, Hazel; daughter, Alice Whiteside; son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Sarah of Wadsworth; adopted daughter and husband, Sharon and Joe Whiteside of Sanford, Fla.; grandchildren, Ted, Rebecca, Brad and Bobby; great-grandson, Dylon; brothers, John of Deersville and James of Brunswick; sister, Joyce Migchelbrink of Valley City; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Frombaugh.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The Rev. James D. Foster will officiate.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Orson D. Bird
Orson D. Bird, Ph.D., passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at The Oaks in Medina.
Dr. Bird was a two-month resident of Medina after spending 10 years in Florida. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1941 and retired after 42 years from Park-Davis (Warner-Lambert) as a research bio-chemist in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. He was a life member of the American Chemical Society. He also was a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences and Grace United Methodist Church in Venice, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Beatrice, in 1995.
Survivors include his son, Lowell (Joanna) Bird of Akron; his daughter, Bernice (John) Sayers of Royal Oak, Mich.; grandchildren, David Bird, Karin Tapee and Michael Bird; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at The Oaks, 4931 Nettleton Road, Medina, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Don W. Kraps officiating.
Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Sparta, Mich.
The family suggests contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 400 E. Field Ave., Venice, FL 34285; or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road.

Muriel M. Darnell
Muriel M. Darnell, 96, died Jan. 13, 1999, at Life Care Center of Medina.
Mrs. Darnell was born Nov. 22, 1902, in Iowa City, Iowa, and was a lifelong resident of Wellman, Iowa. She was a rural, one-room country school teacher for several years before moving to Wellman to teach in the elementary schools. It was there that she met and married her husband, Wilbur L. Darnell.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna Watkins of Medina; brothers, Cloyce (Florence) Campbell of LaCrosse, Wis., and Cameron Robert (Doris) Campbell of Sequim, Wash.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Edgar R. and Florence (Kerwin) Campbell; brothers Carl, Clarion "Scotty" and Clive; and sisters, Maude, Mary and Melva.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Medina, is in charge of arrangements.

Shannon M. Fedor
Shannon Marie Fedor, 15, of Brunswick, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, in Cleveland.
She was born June 6, 1983, in Cleveland and had been a Medina County resident for 12 years. She was a 10th-grade student at Holy Name High School in Parma Heights and was member of Holy Name varsity girls soccer team and helped with PSR at St. Ambrose for four years.
She is survived by her parents, Jeffery and Theresa "Terri" (nee Hauck) Fedor Jr. of Brunswick; brother, Jeffery D. Fedor Jr. of Brunswick; half-sister, Jessica L. Fedor of Brunswick; grandparents, Ray and Margaret Hauck of North Olmsted; and grandmother, Geraldine Fedor of Cleveland.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 and Interstate 71).
The family requests memorial contributions may be made to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital.

Marlene F. Fraser
Marlene F. Fraser, 65, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 10, 1933, in Cleveland and had been a Medina County resident for 45 years. Mrs. Fraser was a homemaker and a deli clerk for Rini Rego Stop & Shop, Southland.
She is survived by her husband, Myles; daughters, Laura and Kathleen Fraser, both of Brunswick; sons, Dennis (Nitz) Fraser of California and David (Perla) Fraser of Brunswick; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Margaret Smith.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Brunswick.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours will be private.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County.
Carlson, A Golden Funeral Home, Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements.

Grace Groppi
Grace Groppi (nee Ivey), 62, of Brunswick, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Parma Community Hospital.
She was born Dec. 24, 1936, in Laurenburg, N.C., to Dewey and Viola Ivey. She was a resident of Medina County for 31 years, previously of North Carolina. Mrs. Groppi was a member of Brunswick Church of God. She was a retired secretary for formerly family-owned Broadway Optical in Cleveland. She enjoyed her family.
She is survived by her sons, David (Belinda) Groppi of Strongsville, Darren (Kendra) Groppi of Landis, N.C., and Dennis (Tabetha) Groppi of Seven Hills; daughter, Denise (Gary) Groppi-Whitcomb of Brunswick; brother, D.C. "Bo" Ivey of Fayetteville, N.C.; sisters, Pearl Graham, Clara Ivey and Katherine Davis, all of Laurel Hill, N.C., and Aline Hatcher of Goldsboro, N.C.; and grandchildren, David Jr., Rebecca, Heather, Bethany, Danielle, Taylor, Daniel, Dominick, Jayden, Gabriel and Rachel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Viola Ivey; and brother, Paul Ivey.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Brunswick Church of God, 5404 Center Road, Valley City. The Rev. Gerald Fritz will officiate.
Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Hinckley Township.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.

Jeannette E. Laws
Jeannette E. Laws, 90, of Medina, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Evergreen Care Center.
She was born in Fall River, Mass., and had been a Medina County resident for many years. Mrs. Laws was a member of Medina United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross in Zanesville. She was retired Medina Municipal Court clerk and enjoyed crocheting.
She is survived by her daughter, Julie Laribee of Medina; and grandchildren, Michael L. and Lauri A. Laribee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; sisters, Georgie Eatv and Eva Chabot; and brothers, Leo and William Perrault.
Private family services will be held.
Burial: Zanesville Memorial Park.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Medina United Methodist Church, 260 S. Court St., Medina, 44256; or the American Red Cross, 333 E. Smith Road, Medina, 44256.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Ann T. Wojciechowski
Ann T. Wojciechowski, 77, of Medina, formerly of North Royalton, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Sophia Huntington Parker Home.
She was born in West Virginia and had been a Medina County resident for many years. Mrs. Wojciechowski had been a homemaker.
She is survived by her brother, Paul Taray of Greenwood, Del.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Mary Ann Taray of Green, Ohio, and Tom and Marlene Taray of Doylestown; sister, Helen (Joe) Gdovicak of Marblehead; brother-in-law, Alfred Lancki of Medina; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death her husband, Henry; brother, John; and parents, John and Mary Taray.
Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Mark Hollis will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (River Styx Road and state Route 18).

Marlene F. Fraser
Marlene F. Fraser, 65, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 10, 1933, in Cleveland and had been a Medina County resident for 45 years. Mrs. Fraser was a homemaker and a deli clerk for Rini Rego Stop & Shop, Southland.
She is survived by her husband, Myles; daughters, Laura and Kathleen Fraser, both of Brunswick; sons, Dennis (Nitz) Fraser of California and David (Perla) Fraser of Brunswick; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Margaret Smith.
Service: 10 a.m. today at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Brunswick.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County.
Carlson, A Golden Funeral Home, Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements.


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