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Lester E. Baker
Lester E. Baker, 67, of Chatham Township, passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at his home, following a 10-month illness.
He was born May 10, 1931, in Logan, W.Va., to John and Vera McClellan Baker. He had lived in Cleveland and Medina and had resided in the Chatham area the past 20 years. He had been employed 19 years with Pacific Intermountain Express in Akron before retiring in 1978. He attended West Salem Baptist Church and was a member of Teamsters Local 24 in Akron.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy (nee Burns); daughters, Mrs. Richard (Tracy) VanAtta of Lodi, Mrs. Kenneth (Sharon) Lowery of and Pamela Watts, both of Tennessee, Mrs. Dan (Debbie) Gammell of Chatham and Mrs. Glenn (Marvine) Miller of LaGrange; sons, Ralph Smith of Spencer and Ira (Linda) Smith of Medina; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Meridith (Janet) Black of West Hamlin, W.Va., and Mrs. Ken (Carol) Putnam of Concord; and brothers, Russell (Lorena) Baker of Clarksburg, W.Va., Wetzel Baker of Big Springs, W.Va., Charles (Pauline) Baker of Fayetteville, N.C., Cecil (Mary Jo) Baker of Vinton, Ohio, and George (Nancy) Baker of Medina.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Bernard R. Baker.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. The Rev. Bernell Green will officiate.
Burial: Chatham Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hilda T. Burris
Hilda Taylor Burris, 96, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999.
She was born June 6, 1902, in Grimsby, England, and immigrated to the United States as a young girl.
She was an Ohio State University nursing student when she met and married Virgil D. Burris. She was a longtime member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, The Clytean Club and various other civic organizations.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John and Rachel of Northfield, Ill., Robert and Shirley of Peninsula; daughter, Nancy of St. Martin de Riberac, France; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters; husband of nearly 75 years; and daughter, Jeannette.
Private services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Medina.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of local arrangements.

Hazel L. Church
Hazel L. Church, 72, of Lodi, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at Medina General Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born April 27, 1926, in Burbank to Henry F. and Stella Mae (Ginter) Lautzenheiser. She made her home in Orrville for 20 years, moving to Lodi five years ago. She married Albert Church Jr. on Nov. 21, 1941.
She is survived by her children, Gary and Janice Church of Brewster, Donald and Susan Church of Lodi, Joyce and Francis Bent of Danville, Ill., Vicki Bailey of Bellefontaine, Brenda and Charles Boughman and Eddie Church, both of Glenmont, Hazel and Bruce Grier of Lodi, and Sandra and Bill Bryant and Carl Church, all of Orrville; 41 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clayton Lautzenheiser of Wadsworth; Henry Lautzenheiser of Brewster and Warren Church of Wadsworth; sisters, Evelyn Bishop of Lafayette Township, Goldie Everett of North Lawrence and Mary Lou Cavendish of Creston; and companion, Arthur "Ot" Church, with whom she had made her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Church, on May 28, 1968; son, Larry; sister, Maude; and brothers, Donald and Seymour Lautzenheiser.
Service: 1 p.m. today at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston. The Rev. Michael Danielle will officiate.
Interment: Congress Cemetery.
Memorial contributions be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Glenn H. Grable
Glenn H. Grable, 79, of Medina, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Medina General Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Springfield Township, south of Akron, and had been a Medina County resident for 30 years. He attended the University of Akron and was a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute. He was a member of Kirby Club of Akron and a longtime member of First Christian Church, where he was a very active layman, member of the board, deacon and elder of the church. He retired as president of Latex Industries in Chippewa Lake, which developed the catheters used in space exploration, and was formerly employed in the latex division of Seiberling Tire & Rubber Co. Mr. Grable was a navigator and instructor on the B-17 in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Isabelle (nee Karam) of Medina; brother, Dr. Bennis E. Grable of Lodi; sister, Lona Flowers of Akron; niece, Joyce Poole of Akron; stepdaughters, Jenna Starn of Chicago and Denise Rochford of Michigan; stepson, Fred Karam Jr. of Richmond, Va.; a host of friends; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mable; brother, George; and first wife, Nelma.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, 222 S. Broadway, Medina. Dr. Teresa Dulyea-Parker will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 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; First Christian Church; or Medina General Hospital Oncology Department, 1000 E. Washington St., Medina, 44256.

Oscar F. Leuthold
Oscar F. Leuthold, 90, of Bucyrus, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 19, 1909, in Bucyrus to John and Annie (Spring) Leuthold. He was a lifelong resident of Bucyrus and graduated from Mount Zion in 1928. He farmed his entire life on Wyandot Road and was past president of the Farm Bureau. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Farm Bureau in 1997. Mr. Leuthold had been a Gideons speaker for many years and was a lifelong member of Epworth United Methodist Church, where he served on the administrative board. He was a Sunday school superintendent and held many other posts throughout the church. He served on the Mount Zion Board of Education and was a volunteer driver for the American Red Cross, where he transported blood donations to Columbus. Mr. Leuthold married Marguerite Leimenstoll on Aug. 10, 1934. She died Dec. 13, 1981. He then married Pauline (Van Dime) Foust on Dec. 29, 1983. She died Feb. 7, 1995.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jeanice and Galen Whitmeyer of Bucyrus; sons and daughters-in-law, Franklin and June Leuthold of Knoxville, Tenn., Kenneth and Vicki Leuthold of Medina and Jonathan and Rebecca Leuthold of Powell, Ohio; stepchildren, Forest Foust (Patti) of Mansfield and Phyllis (Firl) Nicholson of Columbus; grandchildren, David, Larry and William Whitmeyer, Linda Schwab, Kathleen Sliski, Bruce and Craig Leuthold, Beth Beautz, Michele, Jill, Eric and Jason Leuthold; 16 great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pastor Reuben and Lois Leuthold of Bucyrus and Russell and Faye Leuthold of Findlay; and sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Arthur Deutsch of Hubbard, Ohio.
In addition to his wives, he was preceded in death by his son, Edward Leuthold; brother, Arthur Leuthold; and sister, Esther Butchko.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Epworth United Methodist Church. The Rev. Sue Chidley will officiate.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wise Funeral Home, 129 W. Warren St., Bucyrus.
Memorials may be made to Gideons or Epworth United Methodist Church Building Repair Fund through the funeral home.

Wayne J. Lichtenberg
Wayne J. Lichtenberg, 57, of Litchfield Township, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, in Columbus.
He was born in Berea and had been a Medina County resident for 26 years. He was a member of St. Martin's of Tours of Valley City and chairman of American Airlines Employee Union. He was a mechanic for American Airlines and owned Wayne's Garage in Litchfield. Mr. Lichtenberg served 11 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Wanda M. and Joseph Pare of Columbus; sisters, Claudia Urban of Cleveland, Lois Dostal of Wakeman, and Janet Labus and Donna Habart, both of Litchfield; and brothers, Leon Lichtenberg of Davie, Fla., and Larry Lichtenberg of Curtis, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; and son, John Wayne Jr.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Martin's of Tours, 1824 Station Road, Valley City. The Rev. Father Thomas Dunphy will officiate.
Burial: St. Martin's Cemetery.
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 the American Cancer Society, 3250 W. Market St., Suite 304, Akron, 44333.

Raymond J. Murray
Raymond Joseph Murray, 77, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
He had worked for Western Electric Co. before entering the U.S. Army. During World War II, Lt. R.J. Murray was bombardier of a B-17, 8th Army Air Force, having flown 34 missions over Germany and occupied territory. During his service to his country, he was promoted to captain and received the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters. After his discharge, he continued to work for Western Electric for a total of 21 years and was assistant national director for Communication Workers of America for 23 years before his retirement in 1985 as assistant to the vice president of installation.
Mr. Murray was a loving husband, father and doting grandfather. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling, having visited all 50 states. And he truly loved his cats.
He is survived by his wife, Marcella "Eadie" Murray of Kernersville, N.C.; daughter, Mary Jeannine Murray of Medina; son, Allan Robert Mullins of Cary, N.C.; grandchildren, Michael, Max, Julia and Alexandra; sisters, Estelle Hieronimus and Evelyn Ottaviano, both of Pittsburgh; nieces and nephews, Joanne Redman, Lawrence Ottaviano, Earl Hieronimus, Ray Hieronimus, Robert Ottaviano, Dr. Gary Hieronimus, Dr. Barbara Brown and Marjorie Anne DelGrosso; sister-in-law, Lee Bott; and numerous friends from work, travel and golf.
Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pierce Funeral Chapel, 213 W. Mountain St., Kernersville.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to the charity of one's own choice.

Lillian D. Stafinski
Lillian D. Stafinski, 85, of Valley City, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at Life Care Center of Medina.
She was born Jan. 7, 1913, in Valley City to Henry and Carrie Dieterich and has lived her entire life in Valley City. She was a member and former president of the Valley City Ladies Auxiliary Post 5563. Earlier in her life, she had worked as a seamstress at a store at East 9th and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. Mrs. Stafinski continued her skills of sewing throughout her life and gave sewing lessons, made all her own clothes, as well as many wedding dresses, pillows and other crafts. She took great pride in her yard work, flower and vegetable gardening.
She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Weber and Susan Stafinski, both of Valley City; son, Thomas Henry Stafinski of Medina; grandchildren, Samantha Harris of Columbus, Melinda McNeely of Brunswick and John Weber III of Medina; great-grandchildren, Emily Harris, and Kalie and Justin McNeely; and sister, Elsie Tanker of Valley City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Stafinski, in 1983; brother, Carl Dieterich; and infant daughter, Mary Ann.
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 6656 Center Road, Valley City. The Rev. Erwin Koch will officiate.
Burial: Rest Acre Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.
Memorial may be made to Valley City Fire and Rescue Department or Emmanuel United Church of Christ.

Albert O. Warner
Albert Owen Warner, 57, of Creston, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Wooster Community Hospital, following a sudden illness.
He was born July 17, 1941, in Lodi to Arthur and Pearl (Fortune) Warner and had made his home with the Arlene Jackson family in Canaan for the past 25 years. Mr. Warner had been employed at Ramsier Motors in Creston for the past 30 years. He attended Canaan United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee, usher and acolyte.
He is survived by his fiancee, Roberta Jackson; mother, Pearl Warner of West Salem; brothers, Ronald Warner of Lodi, Terry Warner of West Salem and Timothy Warner of Chatham Township; sisters, Mary (Glen) Forbes of West Salem, Shirley Baisden of Sullivan Township, Hilda (Clifford) Jerbis of Chatham, Betty (Fred) Lugo of Glendale, Ariz., Linda (Thomas) McAuliff of West Salem, Charlotte (Ronald) Hall of Lodi, Norma (Ken) Middaugh of Fredericksburg and Teena (Arthur) Whiton of Spencer.
He was preceded in death by his father, in 1988.
Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston. The Rev. Donald Kuntz will officiate.
Burial: Canaan Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Vernon L. Ball
Vernon L. Ball, 68, of Brunswick, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Know County Hospital in Barbourville, Ky.
A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's Gazette.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Brunswick Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Carl L. Childers
Carl L. Childers, 66, of Cambridge, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Southeast Ohio Regional Medical Center.
He was born in West Virginia on March 10, 1932, to Lawson and Cora Sampson Childers. Mr. Childers was employed by Republic Steel for 31 years. He loved to watch high school wrestling and football and was an avid Indians fan. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Mr. Childers is survived by his wife, Shirley Childers, whom he married on Oct. 19, 1956; sons, Michael (Deanna) Childers of Cambridge, Allan (Lynn) Childers of Canton and Carl (Anna) Childers Jr. of Cumberland; brothers, Lawson J. Childers of Medina and Earl Childers of Florida; sister, Clettus Stricker of Florida; grandchildren, Clint, Megan and Brock Childers; and stepgrandchildren, Tessa and Jason Childers.
He was preceded in death by one sister; and two brothers.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Black Family Funeral Service, Byesville. Past Mark Smith will officiate.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lena M. Davis
Lena Mae Davis, 77, of Strongsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, in Middleburg Heights.
She was born Dec. 1, 1921, in Cryton, W.Va., and had been a homemaker. She was an avid quilter, having made more than 400 quilts. Mrs. Davis also enjoyed gardening.
She is survived by her husband of more than 55 years, James L.; daughters, Arbella Hezel of Middleburg Heights and Janet S. Zelenak of Strongsville; brothers, Gene and Dennis; sisters, Ovaline and Orena; grandchildren, Robert, Pamela, Barbara, Karen and Rebecca; and great-grandchildren, Steven, Nicholas, Andrew, Shannon, Samantha, Elizabeth and Kimberly.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Jarret; sisters, Leah and Emma; and son-in-law, Robert Hezel.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71). Richard Lorton and Steve Mayes will officiate.

Burial: Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Park Heights Baptist Church, 16189 Sheldon Road, Middleburg Heights, 44130.

Paul E. Gilbert
Paul Eugene "Red" Gilbert, 81, of Lodi, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at his home.
He was born July 16, 1917, in Lafayette Township and was a truck mechanic for more than 40 years. He served on the Lodi Volunteer Fire Department for 34 years, 14 of which were served as chief.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mabel Faye (Stillman) of Lodi; sons, Donald (Barbara) of Lodi, Dennis (Mitzi) of Westfield Center and Roderick of Wauwatosa, Wis.; daughter, Sandra Gilbert DaMert of Strongsville; grandchildren, Donald E. Gilbert Jr., Darcie (Chris Koch) Gilbert, Jeffrey Paul DaMert, Launa E. DaMert; stepgrandson, Jeffrey Housel; special friends, Greg (Beth) and Chad Flickenger; sisters, Charlene Muth of Florida, Opal Williams of North Fairfield and Patricia Mensen of Hinckley Township; and brothers, Orlin of Hartville, Robert of Parma and Roger of Uniontown.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Luella Dickinson; and brothers, Gail, Millard and Lloyd.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Lodi Fire Department or Hospice of Medina County.

Glenn H. Grable
Glenn H. Grable, 79, of Medina, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Medina General Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Springfield Township, south of Akron, and had been a Medina County resident for 30 years. He attended the University of Akron and was a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute. He was a member of Kirby Club of Akron and a longtime member of First Christian Church, where he was a very active layman, member of the board, deacon and elder of the church. He retired as president of Latex Industries in Chippewa Lake, which developed the catheters used in space exploration, and was formerly employed in the latex division of Seiberling Tire & Rubber Co. Mr. Grable was a navigator and instructor on the B-17 in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Isabel (nee Karam) of Medina; brother, Dr. Bennis E. Grable of Lodi; sister, Lona Flowers of Akron; niece, Joyce Poole of Akron; stepdaughters, Jenna Starn of Chicago and Denise Rochford of Michigan; stepson, Fred Karam Jr. of Richmond, Va.; a host of friends; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mable; brother, George; and first wife, Nelma.
Service: 11 a.m. today at First Christian Church, 222 S. Broadway, Medina. Dr. Teresa Dulyea-Parker will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256; First Christian Church; or Medina General Hospital Oncology Department, 1000 E. Washington St., Medina, 44256.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Luanne Gensert Metheny
Luanne Gensert Metheny, 43, of Medina, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born in Elyria and had been a Medina County resident for eight years. She graduated from North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pa., and received her bachelor of science degree at Slippery Rock University and her master's from Ashland University. Mrs. Metheny was a member of Medina United Methodist Church. She was a retired school teacher at Keystone High School, where she taught health and physical education for 17 years.
She is survived by her husband, Philip Jon Metheny of Medina; daughters, Lyndsey Taylor Metheny and Nicole Nichele Metheny, both of Medina; son, Joshua Taylor Metheny of Medina; parents, Howard and Rita (nee Stanford) Gensert of Elyria; sister, Laura Jean Gensert of Akron; and brothers, Gary Allen Gensert of Norristown, Pa., and James Michael Gensert of Litchfield Township.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Medina United Methodist Church, 260 S. Court St. The Rev. Dr. Irwin Jennings will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Medina United Methodist Church Elevator Fund.

Raymond J. Murray
Raymond Joseph Murray, 77, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
He had worked for Western Electric Co. before entering the U.S. Army. During World War II, Lt. R.J. Murray was bombardier of a B-17, 8th Army Air Force, having flown 34 missions over Germany and occupied territory. During his service to his country, he was promoted to captain and received the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters. After his discharge, he continued to work for Western Electric for a total of 21 years and was assistant national director for Communication Workers of America for 23 years before his retirement in 1985 as assistant to the vice president of installation.
Mr. Murray was a loving husband, father and doting grandfather. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling, having visited all 50 states. And he truly loved his cats.
He is survived by his wife, Marcella "Eadie" Murray of Kernersville, N.C.; daughter, Mary Jeannine Murray of Medina; son, Allan Robert Mullins of Cary, N.C.; grandchildren, Michael and Julia Janosko, and Max and Alexandra Mullins; sisters, Estelle Hieronimus and Evelyn Ottaviano, both of Pittsburgh; nieces and nephews, Joanne Redman, Lawrence Ottaviano, Earl Hieronimus, Ray Hieronimus, Robert Ottaviano, Dr. Gary Hieronimus, Dr. Barbara Brown and Marjorie Anne DelGrosso; sister-in-law, Lee Bott; numerous friends from work, travel and golf; and first wife, Kathleen C. Murray of Medina.
Service: 2 p.m. today at Pierce Funeral Chapel, 213 W. Mountain St., Kernersville.
Memorials may be sent to the charity of one's own choice.

Minnie A. Pocta
Minnie A. Pocta, 85, of Chippewa Lake, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
She was born in Wilmerding, Pa., and had been a Medina County resident for 11 years. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, where she was an active member of the Christian Women's Connection and Encore. Mrs. Pocta enjoyed crocheting and was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughter, Charlene K. (Robert) Nemeth of Chippewa Lake; son, William E. (Barbara) Pocta of Coker, Ala.; sisters, Jennie Mroczka of Medina and Anne Niederle of Texas; brothers, Rudolph Cigler of Hinckley Township and James Cigler of Chagrin Falls; grandchildren, Sheri Peters, Mark Nemeth, Thomas Pocta, Heather Russell, Barbie Thomas, Leslie Rider and Richard Pocta II; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil; son, Richard J.; sister, Margaret Grunt; and brother, Max Cigler.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Price of Peace Lutheran Church, 3355 Medina Road, Medina. The Rev. Daniel Haberkost will officiate.
Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, in her memory.

Eugene P. Sharkey
Eugene P. "Ozzie" Sharkey, 71, of Strongsville, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Cleveland Clinic.
He was born in Youngstown and resided in Strongsville for many years. Mr. Sharkey was an active member of Strongsville Kiwanis and had been past lieutenant governor of the Kiwanis at the state level. In 1989, Mr. Sharkey retired from NASA Lewis Research Center in Brook Park, following 27 years of service in maintenance.
He is survived by his children; Wayne (Marilyn) Sharkey of Florida, David Sharkey of North Royalton and Nancy (Michael) Joyce of Medina; grandchildren, Adrienne, Drew and Alexis Sharkey, and Brett, Jocelyn and Kara Joyce; brothers and sisters, William of North Royalton, Benjamin of Medina, Bette Connor of Wadsworth, Janet Allen of Wellington, Fla., Thomas of Parma and Pat Elias of North Olmsted. He was an uncle and friend to many.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Selma, in 1994.
Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Martin of Tours, 1824 Station Road, Valley City. The Rev. Thomas Dunphy will officiate.
Burial: Strongsville Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.

Robert E. Weber
Robert E. Weber, 88, of Olmsted Township, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Pearlview Nursing Home, Brunswick, after a short illness.
He was born in Cleveland and resided in Lakewood prior to moving to Olmsted Township in 1975. Mr. Weber retired as plant manager with Sherwin Williams, North Olmsted, after 49 years. He was a member of Rocky River Masonic Lodge 703 F&A.M. and was an avid golfer and bowler.
He is survived by his children, Lawrence (Sally) of Valley City, William (Betsy) of Texas, Ralph (Carla) of Louisiana and Thomas (Suzanne) of Missouri; grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Wendy, David, Tom, Dee, Amy, Jill and Patrick; and great-grandchildren, William and Caroline.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, in 1997; brother, Harry; and sister, Dorothy May.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. The Rev. Michael Oakley will officiate.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
At Mr. Weber's request, his body will be cremated.


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