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Elizabeth J. Bowman
Elizabeth J. Bowman, 82, of Delaware, formerly of Medina, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
Born March 17, 1915, to Walter and Lois (Kennedy) Clark, in Medina, she graduated from Medina High School in 1933 before receiving her teaching certificate from Kent State University. She was an elementary school teacher in Medina before moving to Delaware in 1950 where she taught kindergarten in her home and was then employed as a secretary at the Willis Intermediate School Guidance Department. Mrs. Bowman was a member of William Street United Methodist Church in Delaware where she was a Sunday school teacher, a member and leader of the Rachel Circle and received a United Methodist Women's pin for meritorious service. She taught for the Lauback Reading Literacy Program, was a Meals on Wheels volunteer and did more than 1,500 hours of volunteer service at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Dale of Delaware; sons, and daughters-in-law, Jack and Barb of Spartanburg, S.C., and James and Pia of Delaware; daughter, Jane of Delaware; grandchildren, Lynne, Jim, Jeffrey and Kathleen Bowman; sister, Helen Waite of Medina; and brother, Charles Clark of Medina.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday at William Street United Methodist Church, Delaware, with the Rev. Norman R. Snook officiating.
Arrangements were handled by Robinson Funeral Home, Delaware.
Contributions may be made to William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St., DE 43015.

Claude I. Patterson
Claude I. ``Pat'' Patterson, 70, formerly of South Amherst, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997, at Meadowview Nursing Home in Seville after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Patterson was born Dec. 16, 1926, in Meadville, Pa., and had lived in South Amherst for 35 years. He was employed as a truck driver for over 35 years by E & L Transport Co. in Lorain, retiring in 1988. He was a member of UAW Teamsters Local 964 in Lorain. He enjoyed golfing and woodcarving.
Mr. Patterson is survived by his stepmother, Araminta Slingluff (nee McGarey) of Pennsylvania; sons, Harry Patterson of North Carolina, Ellery Patterson of Wadsworth and Larry Patterson of Texas; daughter, Gale Patterson of California; stepdaughter, Mary Barnes of Amherst; stepson, James Maschari of South Amherst; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Joe Slingluff of Pennsylvania, Alton ``Jake'' Slingluff of Florida and Don Slingluff of Arizona; sister, Ielene Bowersox of Pennsylvania; and his companion, Jean Bower of Magodore.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth J. (nee Maier) in 1991; brother, Ronald Slingluff; sister, Audine Mangus; one sister in infancy; father, David Patterson; mother, Ethel (nee Heffern); and stepfather, Claude Slingluff.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Garland-Misenci Funeral Home, 851 Park Ave., Amherst. The Rev. Edward Kordas, pastor of Nativity B.V.M. Catholic Church, South Amherst, will officiate.
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John Castek
John Castek, 83, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997, at his residence after a lengthy illness with cancer.
He was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and had been a Brunswick resident for 32 years. Mr. Castek retired in 1987 as an auto mechanic. He had worked in service stations most of his life, managing the former Exxon station in Brunswick on Center Road for 15 years and working at the Certified station on Pearl Road near Brunswick Plaza. One of his hobbies was auto engines.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (nee Anderson), to whom he was married 54 years; daughters, Mary ``Dee Dee'' (James) Cooper and Pat Castek, all of Brunswick; sister, Linda of Europe; two nieces; grandchildren, Donna (Jerry) Rowe of Lake Mary, Fla., and David (Mellissa) Cooper and James Cooper, all of Brunswick; and great-grandchildren, Eric and Alex Rowe and Brittney, Joshua and Jordan Cooper.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda in 1966.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Medina County Hospice.

Roberta Hammon
Roberta Hammon, 68, of Barefoot Bay, Fla., died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at Evergreen Care Center in Medina.
Born in Detroit, Mrs. Hammon had been a Medina County resident for 38 years. She was a retired bookkeeper at Hale Groves Fruit Park.
Mrs. Hammon is survived by her husband, Myron; daughters, Nancy (Clarence) Owens and Charla Mann; stepdaughters, Christine Neal and Bonnie Blewitt; grandchildren, Charlotte (Keith) Gerken, Dale (Lisa) Owens, Charlie Owens and Carrie Owens; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Art and Sue Reed; and first husband, Dale Burton Mann.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Henry Nosske will officiate.
Burial: York Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Larry A. Cottrill
Larry A. Cottrill, 59, of Seville, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at his residence.
He was born in Josephs Mills, W.Va., on July 23, 1938, and grew up in Weirton, W.Va. Mr. Cottrill was a member of Masonic Lodge Seville and Capital Airlines Association. He attended Hartford Airline School in Connecticut and went to work for Capital Airlines in 1956, which later became United Airlines. Mr. Cottrill was employed in customer service with United Airlines from 1956 to 1994, when he retired due to emphysema.
He is survived by his wife and best friend for 37 years, Elaine Cottrill (nee Turner); sons and daughters-in-law, Brett and Kelly Cottrill of Chippewa Lake and Timothy and Jeanette Cottrill of Cleveland; son, Scott Cottrill of Medina; grandchildren, twins, Brittany and Kristina, Brett Jr. and Amanda; brother, L. Dwight Cottrill; aunt, Jessie LePage; and buddy, Jake.
Mr. Cottrill was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Virginia Cottrill.
Private family observances will be held.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur, N.Y.
Local arrangements are being handled by Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., Medina.

Julia Herold
Julia Herold (nee Wojdak), 90, of Columbia Station, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1997, in Medina.
She was born in Medina and had been a Medina County area resident all of her life. Mrs. Herold was a housewife and farmer. She was a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church in Valley City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert S. Herold.
Service: 11 a.m. today at St. Martin's Catholic Church, 1824 Station Road, Valley City. Father Thomas Dumphy will officiate.
Burial: St. Martin's Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 9 to 10 a.m. today at Jardine Funeral Home, 14701 Pearl Road, Strongsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin's Catholic Church, 1824 Station Road, Valley City 44280.

Robert L. Konyha
Robert Louis Konyha returned home to God on Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997, after waging an heroic battle against cancer.
The depth and strength of his character cannot be measured with words, though now we try: A devoted and loving husband. A true son and brother. A loyal and abiding friend. A lifelong champion for the rights of working people as the representative of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. A lifelong champion for any poor soul who required his helping hand. Generous beyond compare. A spectacular imagination. An invincible will. An exceptional wit. The courage and heart of a lion king.
He taught us to live with dignity, humor and grace. He taught us to seek God first in all our worldly affairs. Our lives are diminished due to his passing, but we will forever rejoice in having known him.
May God bless and keep him.
Mr. Konyha's loving family and friends celebrate his life: wife, Jeannie Konyha (nee Renner); daughter, Natasha Estrada of California; father, William Konyha of Medina; sisters, Mary (Mike) Zampino of Albion, Pa., Jackie (Don) Thacker of Wadsworth and Denise (Sherman) Green of Medina; brothers, William (Carole) Konyha of Indianapolis and Guy (Elaine) Konyha of Medina; mother and father-in-law, Jim and Janet Renner of Sharon Center; sisters-in-law, Judy (Gary Bogdanski) Terepka and Joanne (Bill) Keller; grandmothers, Nellie Renner and Bertha Snyder; many nieces, nephews and friends; honored friends, William Slusser, Chau Phan, Michael Livingston and Drs. Mark and Jeanine Bitskay; and his special friend and companion, Precious.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn (nee Scott.)
Service: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Granger United Methodist Church, 1235 Granger Road, Medina. The Rev. Mac Kelly will officiate.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18), Medina.
In lieu of flowers, contributions will be accepted by First Merit Bank of Sharon Center.

Clair Naftzger
Clair E. Naftzger, 72, of Grafton, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at EMH Regional Medical Center after suffering from an apparent heart attack.
He was born in March 27, 1925, in York Township, and was a Grafton resident for 29 years, coming from Wintersville, Ohio. Mr. Naftzger was a teacher educator at Kent State University until he retired in 1980. Prior to working at Kent State he was director of evening classes at Lorain County Community College. Earlier in his career he set up educational programs for the Jefferson County Technical Institute in Steubenville. Mr. Naftzger also taught industrial arts at various high schools including Cloverleaf High School, Martins Ferry High School, and Mt. Pleasant High School. In 1980 he was a District Census Director.
He served in the Army during World War II and made 20 trips across the Atlantic Ocean during the war transporting soldiers.
Mr. Naftzger enjoyed making cast iron products and sold them at Jamie's Flea Market in Amherst. He was also interested in genealogy and enjoyed the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Laura ``Betty'' (nee Coleman); daughter, Kathleen Gulish of Oberlin; son, Donald of Hendersonville, N.C.; four grandsons; brothers, Duane of Valley City, Marlyn of Medina, and Richard of Seville.
Service: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Bauer, Laubenthal & Wainwright Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge and state Route 57, Elyria. The Rev. Philip Jamieson, pastor of LaPorte United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Visiting hours: 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial: York Cemetery, Mallet Creek.
Donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Marlene Glomb
Marlene Glomb (nee Eichelberger), 50, of Medina, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at her home.
Born in Cleveland, she had been a Medina County resident for 26 years and had been manager of Geppetto's. She enjoyed her grandchildren, sewing and gardening.
Mrs. Glomb is survived by her husband, James; son, Kenneth of Georgetown, Ind.; daughters, Dawn Gresser of Huntersville, N.C., and Jamie Glomb of Medina; parents, Leo and Nina Eichelberger of Parma; grandchildren, Andrew, Elizabeth and Kyle; sisters, Mary Lou Eichelberger of Sheffield Lake and Marilyn Hinegardner of North Olmsted; and brother, Leo G. Eichelberger of Parma.
She was preceded in death by her son, James; and sister, Patricia Barbara.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Fr. Mark Hollis will officiate.
Burial: Granger Fairview Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.

Jane M. Adams
Jane M. Adams, 63, of Wadsworth, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at her residence.
Mrs. Adams grew up in Akron, Wadsworth and Lakewood. She graduated from Wadsworth High School in 1952 and from Kent State University with a B.S. in education. Mrs. Adams taught for 28 years in Ohio, New York and Kentucky -- 22 of those years at Sidney Fenn Elementary School in Medina.
Mrs. Adams is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Elizabeth J. Adams of Cleveland; and son, Scott Adams of Glenwood, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Lillian (nee Ringler) Maffet.
Service: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Deacon Joe Loutzenhiser will officiate.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Duvall Home, P.O. Box 220036, Glenwood, FL 32722.

George J. Bican
George J. Bican, 75, of Brunswick Hills Township, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at his residence.
He was born in 1922 in Cleveland and had been a Medina County resident for 32 years. Mr. Bican was a member of St. Ambrose and Brunswick VFW and was a supervisor for Ford Motor Co. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
He is survived by his sons, Daniel (Karen) Bican of Wellington and David Bican of Medina; daughter, Lynda J. Taylor (Bican) of Cleveland; sisters, Norma Cartwright and Emily Nash; brother, Joseph Bican; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice (Krakora); and sister, Violet Andexler.
Service: 8 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 and Interstate 71). The Rev. Thomas Keller will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Joseph G. Incorvia
Joseph G. Incorvia, 55, of Medina, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service Care Center.
Born in Cleveland, he had been a Medina County resident for 20 years. Mr. Incorvia was an active member of St. Martin of Tours Church and enjoyed playing golf. He had worked at Universal Seal Products in Brunswick as a machinist and retired from the Cleveland Plain Dealer as a pressman. He was a member of Pressman Local 5.
Mr. Incorvia is survived by his wife, Pauline (nee Viancourt); son, Christopher Incorvia of Medina; mother, Pauline Incorvia (nee Semanko) of Broadview Heights; brothers, Angelo (Fran) Incorvia of Parma and Sam Incorvia of Cleveland; sister, Carol (Richard) Kestranek of Brook Park; mother-in-law, Pauline Viancourt of Cleveland; sisters-in-law, Charlotte (Ken) Nedrich of North Olmsted and Ann (John) Deluca of Brooklyn, Ohio; brother-in-law, Jack Abbruzzese of Brooklyn, Ohio; 10 nephews; five nieces; and three great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sam; and sister, Paulette Abbruzzese.
Mass of Christian burial: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Martin of Tours Church, 1824 Station Road, Valley City. Fr. Thomas R. Dunphy will officiate.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family requests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood, Copley, or the Steve Joseph 4-H Fund, 120 W. Washington St., Medina 44256.

Edward J. Lewarchick
Edward J. Lewarchick, 55, of Medina, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at his residence.
He was born in Spangler, Pa., and had been a Medina County resident for 28 years. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Mr. Lewarchick was an avid golfer and one of the founders of the See-Bees of Medina. He was a machinist for Smith and Harris Machine Shop of Cleveland and was in the National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce (nee Lorincz), whom he married Aug. 29, 1964; sons and daughters-in-law, Tim (Kristen) of Akron and Tom (Lisa) of Seville; sons, Ted of Englewood, Colo., and Todd and Terry, both of Medina; daughter and son-in-law, Patti (Parrish) Lanzer of Ashland; daughters, Laura and Maria Lewarchick, both of Medina; brothers, Paul of Hudson and Bob of Colorado; and grandchildren, Ben, Nick, Sam and Kelsen.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Fr. Ned Weist will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18 and River Styx Road).
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Margaret C. Rose
Margaret Carol Rose, 72, of Lodi, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at Medina General Hospital following a long illness.
She was born in Congress, Ohio, on May 9, 1925, to Joseph and Rose Rubeck Aukerman and had lived in Lodi the past 60 years. Mrs. Rose was a nurse for 23 years, retiring in 1988 from Gruder Foundation in New Pittsburgh, Ohio. She was a member of Lodi United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, William, to whom she was married for more than 50 years; sons, Gary E. of Lodi and William J. (Belinda) of Brookville, Fla.; one grandchild; two stepgrandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Ruth (Don) Hastings of Congress, Mrs. Dorothy (Richard) Snader of Columbus and Mabel McLaughlin of Cleveland; and brothers, Lewis (Mary) Aukerman and Milo G. Aukerman, all of Medina.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Glenn, Roy, John and Chet.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. The Rev. David Howell, of Lodi, will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Beulah I. Roshon
Beulah I. Roshon, 101, of Medina, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at her residence.
She was born in Medina and had been a Medina County resident all her life. She had been a housewife and was a member of Medina United Methodist Church where she belonged to the Guild and Bridge Clubs. She graduated from Medina High School in 1912.
She is survived by her son, Jack W. Ryan of Medina; and son-in-law, Robert Cole of Medina.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Howard Ryan and Neal Roshon; and daughter, Betty Cole.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Ralph Dessem will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
There will be no visiting hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tri County Hospice, 1 Park Center, Suite 209, Wadsworth 44281.

Scott Bennett Smith
Scott Bennett Smith, 57, of Campbell, Calif., died Aug. 18, 1997, at his residence.
He was born in Medina and was a journalist for the San Jose Business Journal in San Jose, Calif.
Mr. Smith is survived by his sons, Huntley DeVille of Moss Beach, Calif., and Donald M. Smith of Lorain; daughters, Laura Bennett Roberts of Sarasota, Fla., and Jessie DeVille of Moss Beach; four grandchildren; and brother, Al Meyers Jr. of Plano, Texas.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Spring Grove Chapel, Medina.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
There will be no visiting hours.
Arrangements are being handled by Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel.

Frank Thomas
Frank Thomas, 63, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Mr. Thomas was born on Dec. 7, 1933, in Christian, W.Va., and had been a Medina County resident for eight years. He was employed as a construction worker at Maric Construction and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Peggy (nee Goforth) of Brunswick; daughters, Theresa (John Maimone) Thomas of Wylie, Texas, Tammy (George) Robison of Brunswick and Angie (Mark) Grant of Kennedale, Texas; son, Lance Cpl. Frank E. Thomas of Camp Lejone, N.C.; sisters, Janetta LaManna, Kathrine (Robert) Sheets, Linda (Obie) Owens and Debbie Mendez; brothers, William (Nora) Thomas, Theodore Thomas, Eugene (Brenda) Thomas, Randall (Mary) Thomas, Sam (Wanda) Mendez and Billy (Cathy) Thomas; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his brother, Donald R. Thomas; and parents, Aaron and Myrtle Thomas.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 and Interstate 71). The Rev. Ray Carpenter will officiate.
Burial: Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Friday at the funeral home.

Mary V. Lepley
Mary V. (Mamie) Lepley, 97, of North Canton, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, 1997, at St. Luke Lutheran Home.
Mrs. Lepley was born in Silver Creek on Feb. 18, 1900, to Michael and Mary (Kiefer) Hutchinson. She had been a resident of North Canton since 1924. She worked at Hoover Co. during World War II and was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, North Canton, and the Altar & Rosary Society.
She is survived by her sister, Florence Weideman of Akron; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 1975.
Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, North Canton. Fr. James McKarns will officiate.
Burial: Sunset Hills Burial Park.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Karlo & Sons Funeral Home, 512 S. Main St., North Canton.

Henry Nivins
On Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Henry ``Hank'' Nivins, was granted eternal rest.
He was born in Akron on Sept. 10, 1920, to Walter and Jennie Nivins, both immigrants from Poland. He graduated from North High School in 1938. Hank was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the European theater from 1942-1945. He enjoyed traveling to his Army-Air Force reunions in recent years. He retired from Mechanical Mold and Machine Co. and was employed at Bil-Jac Foods.
Hank served with the Granger Volunteer Fire Department and was a 4-H adviser. He was a member of the Polish National Alliance 1099, the Polish Legion of American Veterans and the VFW. He enjoyed gardening, horse shows and the Cleveland Indians. He was very devoted to following the activities of his grandchildren who brought him much joy.
Hank is survived by his loving wife, Helen J. (Krzykowski); devoted daughters, Johna (Jerry) Large and Julie (Ray C.) Kelly, both of Medina; beloved grandchildren, Katie and Beth Large and Michael and Erin Kelly; and his dear sister, Eleanor (Tyrus L.) White, also survives.
Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina.
Hank's final resting place will be Granger Fairview Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Billow Fairlawn Chapel, 85 N. Miller Road.
Memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, 1236 Weathervane Lane, #300C, Akron 44313, or to the Kidney Foundation, 1889 Indian Hills Trail, Akron 44313.
Hank's love of life was evident in everything he did. We ask that you remember him with love in his heart, a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. He will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends, but always in our hearts.

Lyle C. Spongberg
Lyle C. Spongberg, 90, of Medina, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 1997, at his residence.
He was born in Bertand, Neb., and had been a Medina County resident for one year and previously was a lifetime resident in Wichita, Kan. He had retired after 25 years of service for the Wichita Public School System as an electrician in 1972. He was a welder during World War II making war planes and a barnstorming pilot in the 1920s.
He is survived by his sons, Donald Lowrey of Fort Worth, Texas, and Dr. Andrew (Sarah) Spongberg of Dartmoth, Mass.; daughter, Lyla (Donald) Calhoun of Medina; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bula (nee Kent); daughter-in-law, Barbara Lowrey; daughter, Dolores ``Yvonne'' Arnett; brother, Milton; and sisters, Mildred Perry and Fern Maxfeldt.
There will be no local visitation or services.
Services will be held next week at Lakeview Funeral Home in Wichita.
Local arrangements are being handled by Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Medina.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-County Hospice, 4800 Ledgewood Drive, Medina 44256, or the First Christian Church Building Fund, 222 S. Broadway, Medina 44256.

Terri L. Alter
Terri L. Alter (nee Pyle), 38, of Lodi, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at her residence.
Born in Denver, Colo., she had been a Medina County resident for one year, previously residing in San Clemente, Calif. She attended junior college for two years. Mrs. Alter was vice president of sales for five years at Rubbermaid in Wooster.
She is survived by her husband, Terry S. Alter of Lodi, to whom she was married for 9« years; parents, Wendell and Ida Pyle of Miami, Okla.; and sister, Debra Pyle of Phoenix, Ariz.
Memorial service: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 803 E. Washington St., #110, Medina 44256.

Elizabeth Lamb
Elizabeth Lamb, 90, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
She was born in Donora, Pa., in 1907 and had been a former resident of Brook Park.
She is survived by her children, Betty Notarianni (Mrs. Jack) of Medina, Robert (Dolly) of Ft. Myers, Fla., John (Karen) of Brook Park, Dean (Mary Ann) of North Olmsted, David (Betty) of Cape Coral, Fla., and Alan (Michele) of Rocky River; stepchildren, Clyde (Louise) of Pennsylvania and Charles (Alice) of Arizona; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde K.; and daughter, Lois Dunn (Mrs. James).
Service: 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in the new chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6245 Columbia Road, North Olmsted, followed by a funeral Mass at Assumption of Mary Church, 5555 Smith Road, Brook Park.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the new chapel at Sunset Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westlake Developmental Center, 24211 Center Ridge Road, Westlake.
Arrangements are being handled by Dostal Funeral Services of North Olmsted.


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