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Denzil G. VanGilder
Denzil Gene VanGilder, 70, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at Elyria Memorial Hospital, after a long illness.
He was born Sept. 6, 1928, in Trotter, Pa., and moved to Lorain County in 1962 from Buchannon, W.Va. He was a member of Grafton First Baptist Church and was employed by General Motors of Brook Park for 30 years as an inspector, before retiring in 1982. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War in Germany. Mr. VanGilder enjoyed bowling and camping.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lola; daughter, Teresa VanGilder of Elyria; sons, Gary VanGilder of LaGrange, Randall VanGilder and Phil VanGilder, both of Elyria, and Mike VanGilder of Cleveland; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold VanGilder and Willis VanGilder, both of Cleveland, Margel VanGilder of Spencer, Roger VanGilder of Alabama and Larry VanGilder of West Virginia; sister, Avanell Sturgill of West Salem.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Linda.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Blackburn Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton. The Revs. Carl Cutright and George Regester will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

John P. Guzy
John P. Guzy, 59, died Thursday Feb. 11, 1999, in Hinckley, after a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born Feb. 14, 1939, in Jug Run, Ohio, and was a Medina County resident for many years.
Mr. Guzy was a retired mechanic at CEI, where he worked for 33 years. He was very active in Our Lady of Grace Church in Hinckley as a member of the Finance Committee and the Two Hearts Shrine Committee. He was also active with the Tri-County Marian Society. He made a lot of rosaries with the Tri-County Marian Society, and he loved gardening.
He lived for God, his family and his friends. He was very devoted to his family. His grandchildren were especially important to him and were the joy of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia (nee Krulcik) of Hinckley; daughters, Teresa (Guy) of Parma and Regina (Harry) Wojciechowski; grandchildren, Jacob Tanczos, Christina Tanczos, Mary Faustina Tanczos and Mary Patricia Wojciechowski; brother, Robert Guzy of Rayland, Ohio; parents, John and Anna (nee Habursky) of Rayland.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Ann Burkhead and Rose Marie Kinyo.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Grace Church, 1088 Ridge Road, Hinckley.
Burial: Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Hinckley.
Visiting hours: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71) and 7 to 9 p.m. Rosary at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine of the Two Hearts at Our Lady of Grace Church or to the church directly.

Irene E. Hollo
Irene E. Hollo, 70, of Brunswick Hills Township, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, in Medina.
She was born in Ohio and was a Medina County resident for 32 years. Mrs. Hollo was an accountant for Hollo Papercraft.
She is survived by her husband, Louis J. of Brunswick Hills; sons, Richard, Michael and Edward Hollo, all of Medina, and Stephen Hollo of Bratenahl; daughters, Catherine Owen of Berea, and Donna Hollo and Linda Fifer, both of Medina, and Irene Koenig of Westfield; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Hollo.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Tomon & Sons Funeral Home, 7327 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Hospital or St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Ambrose Parish.

Samuel T. Lardie
Samuel Thomas Lardie, 17 months, of Chippewa Lake, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron.
He was born in Medina and was a life-long resident of Medina County.
He is survived by his mother, Amy Lardie of Chippewa Lake; grandparents, Tom and Jackie Lardie of Chippewa Lake; great-grandparents, Robert and Flo Boice of Atlanta, Mich., Harold and Bunny Lardie of Travis City, Mich., John and Barb Schmelzer of Fruitland Park, Fla.; aunt, Jenna (Dave) Cowan of Medina; uncles, Robert and Todd Lardie; and cousin, Corey Cowan.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Jesus Divine Redeemer, Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Chippewa Lake. Father Ron Bryda will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Armstrong Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Chippewa Lake Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 15, Chippewa Lake, 44215.

Vonda M. Newcombe
Vonda M. Newcombe, 52, of Lodi, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at her home.
She was born on Feb. 27, 1946, in Centralia, W.Va., to Clyde Miles and Delta Tharp, and made her home in Lodi for the past 20 years. Mrs. Newcombe enjoyed gardening and her flowers. She was a member of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her husband, Harry J. Newcombe, whom she married on June 15, 1971; sons, Brian (Jean) Newcombe of Medina and Ray Newcombe of the home; daughter, Angel Newcombe of Seville; granddaughter, Kaitlin; and brother, Garry Tharp of Sturgis, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Harrison Lee.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston.
Interment: Burbank Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Helen R. Ralston
Helen R. Ralston, 96, of Medina, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born in Houghton, Mich., and was a Medina County resident for 25 years. Ms. Ralston was a statistics clerk for the Cleveland Plain Dealer for 25 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia McCurley (Steve) of Medina; granddaughters, Janette McCurley and Diane Chesney; grandson, Joseph McCurley; brothers, Clarence Roy of Willowick and Donald Roy of Clearwater, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Alice Redmond and Gertrude Jarvis.
Private family services were held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256, or Holy Family Cancer Home, 6707 State Road, Parma, 44134.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Flossie L. Vining
Flossie L. Vining (nee Frenz) passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank; sister of the late Hilda Miles, Emma Schroeder and Otto Frenz; aunt of Ronald Miles, Clifford Miles, Delores Varga and Joyce Muellauer; great-aunt of 11. She resided in Brunswick with Ronald Miles and Freda Tolliver Miles. She was an avid Indians fan.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church.
Interment: Lutheran Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Busch Funeral Chapel, 4334 Pearl Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 3271 W. 43rd St., Cleveland, 44109.

Denise A. Armstrong
Denise A. Armstrong, 33, of Medina, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at her home.
She was born in Berea and was a Medina County resident for 22 years. She loved life fervently and was a home care giver at Evergreen Care and Rehab Center for 13 years.
She is survived by her parents, Dennis G. and Geraldine (nee Lasecki) Armstrong of Westfield Township; sister, Sherry L. (Joe) Armstrong White of West Bloomfield, Mich.; niece, Devin; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Pastor David Weiner will officiate.
Burial: Friendsville Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, 225 W. Exchange St., Akron, 44302.

James A. Kerchelich
James Andrew "Gypsy" Kerchelich, 63, of Medina, has passed away.
Mr. Kerchelich was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
He was the former husband of Patricia; loving father of Jackie (Joe) Miller, Jan (Mike) Holland, Jim (Bernie) and Jeff (Debbie); cherished grandfather of eight; and best friend of A.J. and Spike.
Service: 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 9451 Brandywine Road, Northfield Center.
Memorial contributions may be made, in his name, to the Humane Society of Akron, 4904 Quick Road, Peninsula, 44264-9719.
Ferfolia Funeral Home, Sagamore Hills, is in charge of arrangements.

Joanne Andos
Joanne "Jennie" Andos, 94, has passed away.
She was the loving mother of Dorothy (George) Kappos, Anastasia (Frank) Saridakis, Frances (Gus) Matzorkis and George (Sandra). She is survived by her daughters-in-law, Betty and Nancy; 31 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas; and sons, Paul and Nicholas.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 2187 W. 14th St., Cleveland.
Burial: St. Theodosius Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at Yurch Funeral Home, 5618 Broadview Road, Parma, where a Trisagion service will be held at 8 p.m.

Julius Konrad
Julius Konrad, 84, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at Meadowview Care Center in Seville.
He was born in Bessemer, Pa., and was raised on the west side of Cleveland. He worked as an engineer with Visioneering Co. for 14 years, after which he was employed as a senior designer by Bendix Corp. for 13 years. Mr. Konrad enjoyed many sports and was a champion bowler. He also was a ballroom dancer.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia G. of Medina; children, Katheleen S. Kraus of Medina and Linda V. Konrad of Columbus; and grandsons, William, Robert and James Kraus.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday in the new chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6245 Columbia Road, North Olmsted.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Konrad's memory to West Park United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 3909 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, 44111.
Dostal Funeral Services, North Olmsted, is in charge of arrangements.

Irene A. Moser
Irene A. Moser, 86, of Garfield Heights, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at her residence of 73 years.
Mrs. Moser was a switchboard operator for Virden Lighting.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann C. (James E.) McGill of Brunswick; grandson, Thomas A. (Loreen) McGill of Brunswick; brother, Richard T. (Mary) Esson of Olmsted Township; and sisters-in-law, Margaret of Brunswick and Alice of New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, James L., John and Walter "Budd"; and sister, Margaret Bosworth.
Service: Today at Holy Name Church, 8328 Broadway Ave., Cleveland.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Holy Name Church or a charity of your choice.
Golubski Deliberato Funeral Home, Garfield Heights, is in charge of arrangements.

Crystal I. Wengstron
Crystal I. Wengstron died suddenly Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.
She was the beloved daughter of James and Brenda (nee Phillips); loving sister of Shawnette, Janie and James; and the granddaughter of James and Alice Wengstron and Peter Phillips.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Trene.
Service: 8 p.m. today at Chambers Funeral Home, 4420 Rocky River Drive (at Puritas).
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Anthony J. Kobak
Anthony John Kobak, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at Samaritan Hospital, Ashland.
He was born Feb. 12, 1909, in Cleveland to Joseph and Barbara Kobak. Mr. Kobak worked for 19 years as a milkman and as supervisor at Producers Milk Co. He set up two corrugated box businesses before starting the first industrial plant in Hinckley Township, called A-Kobak Container Co. Inc. He sold the business to his son, Robert, in 1974 and moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., where he lived for 20 years before moving back to Medina in 1995. Mr. Kobak was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Medina. He loved gardening and being on the water, having been an avid sailor and fisherman of Lake Erie. He also loved going for long walks with his wife. Mr. Kobak enjoyed a good joke and lively debate. He will be remembered as a generous, kind and just man and a good example to his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Eugenia B. (nee Miller); children, James, Richard (Rita) and Robert (Betty); grandchildren, Susan (Jimmy) Reichard, Joseph, Daniel (Andrea), Kate, Debbie (Jeff) Armstrong, Joshua, Maria (Mark) Laing, Marguerite (Glenn) Rousseau, Christopher (Crissey), Anthony (Lisa) and Marianne; 13 great-grandfather; brothers, Walter and Frank; sister, Ann Waag; and many nieces and nephews.
Mass: 11 a.m. today at St. Francis Xavier Church, Medina. Father Mark Hollis will officiate.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Medina, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Sakaley
Margaret Sakaley, 92, of Medina, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Samaritan Care Center, Medina.
She was born in Brownsville, Pa., and had been a Medina County resident for six years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting and gardening.
She is survived by her daughters, Helen Koch of Columbus, Dolores "Dotti" Ontolchik of Medina, Sister Cecile R.S.M. of Upper Sandusky; brother, George Leptak of Nebraska; sisters, Helen Kichak of McDonald, Ohio, and Clara Johnston of California; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles, Stephen and John; and sisters, Emma Jacip and Anna Kontak.
A private graveside service will be held.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park.
Armstrong Funeral Home, Seville, is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald R. Ashworth
Ronald R. Ashworth, 63, of Lodi, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, following a long and courageous battle with cancer at his residence.
He was born in Cleveland and had been a Medina County resident for 16 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Ronald was retired, but was formerly employed at Republic Steel as a pipe fitter. He was a volunteer fireman in Brooklyn Heights and was most recently employed at the Oaks of Medina. He was a loving father and stepfather and a loyal friend to many. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ashworth of Lodi; sons, Robert Ashworth of Cleveland and Lance (Cynthia) Ashworth of Yonkers, N.Y.; daughters, Kathleen Bastic of Parma and Suzanne (Tom) Wilson of Brooklyn; stepchildren, Gregory and Angela Goins; brother, John (Ede) Ashworth of Strongsville; former wife, Gloria Ashworth of Brooklyn Heights; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack; and mother, Ella.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Lafayette United Methodist Church, 6201 Lafayette Road. The Rev. Randy K'Meyer will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Lafayette United Methodist Church or Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.

Hazel V. Bargar
Hazel V. Bargar (nee Mosgrove), 82, of Wadsworth, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, after a brief illness.
She was born in Medina and resided in Wadsworth for 58 years. She was a member of Wadsworth FOE 2117 Auxiliary and a volunteer for Chestnut Street Baptist Church Bible school. Mrs. Bargar was also a former Girl Scout leader and den mother.
She is survived by her daughter, Alice Whiteside of Wadsworth; son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Sarah of Wadsworth; adopted daughter, Sharon (Joe) Whiteside of Sanford, Fla.; grandchildren, Ted, Rebecca, Brad and Bobby; great-grandsons, Dylon and David; sisters, Henrietta Lintala of Brunswick, Mary Poorman of Hinckley Township and June Smith of Wakeman; brother, Blair Mosgrove of Mississippi; special friend and caregiver, Charlotte Bargar; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, M. Deane; and brother, Dorsey Mosgrove.
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.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Sandra K. Bogus-Reed
Sandra K. Bogus-Reed, 59 of Brunswick, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at Fairview General Hospital.
She was born Dec. 23, 1940, and had been a Medina County resident for many years. She was a member of Brunswick VFW Women's Auxiliary Post 9520. Mrs. Bogus-Reed was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Robert E. (Lisa) Bogus of Brunswick; grandson, Robert Tyler Bogus; and mother, Elizabeth Haynes.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert G. Bogus; second husband, Paul Reed; father, Elmer Haynes; and brothers, Ronald, Francis, Richard and Eugene Haynes.
Service and visitation will be private.
Burial: Westview Cemetery, Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements.

Millison A. Deeter
Millison A. Deeter, 73, of Lucedale, Miss., formerly a longtime Brunswick resident, died Feb. 5, 1999, at Mobile Infirmary, Mobile, Ala.
She was born July 25, 1926, in Lucedale and had been a homemaker. Mrs. Deeter was a member of Temple Baptist Church and enjoyed sewing and gardening.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Gerald Deeter of Lucedale; sons, Vern (Jan) Greene of Medina and Paul (Dianne) Greene and Roscoe (Renee) Green, both of Lucedale; stepdaughter, Roxanne (Ron) of Cleveland; brothers, Buford (Carolyn) Merritt of McLain, Miss., and Lewis (Ruth) Merritt and Bo (Linda) Merritt, both of Lucedale; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchildren.
All services have taken place.
Sigler Funeral Home, Lucedale, was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Medina County, P.O. Box 114, Brunswick, 44212.

Jane Frontz
Jane Frontz (nee Zweifel), 66, of Brunswick Hills Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at her residence.
She was born in Medina and had been a lifetime resident of Medina County. She was a member of York United Methodist and Share A Christmas.
She is survived by her husband, Robert R. Frontz of Brunswick Hills; daughters, Kathy Lynn (John) Montali of Valley City, Robin Lee (Larry) Schell of Mansfield, Pamela Ann (Herb) Wiles Jr. of Lodi and Jackie J. (Bryan) Stull of Homer Township; sons, Michael Allen Thomas and Charles Ray (Kris) Thomas, both of Medina; sisters, Marjorie Knight of Chatham Township and Jean Klooz of Columbia Station; brothers, John and Clyde Zweifel, both of Medina, and Russell Zweifel of Columbus; mother, Florence Zweifel (nee Walden) of Chatham; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred; and brothers, Jim and Bill.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Judith Claycomb-Wismar will officiate.
Burial: York Cemetery, Mallet Creek.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John A. Sattler
John A. Sattler, 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at Hospice Visiting Nurse Center in Akron.
He was born Aug. 21, 1916, in Cleveland to John A. and Sarah Sattler. He worked for the Nickel Plate Railroad, culminating with 30 years service as regional engineer of signals and communications for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad. He was a veteran of World War II Army Signal Corps. Mr. Sattler built his own home in Fairview Park, where the family was raised. He helped build Parkview Reformed Church and served as an elder. He enjoyed gardening, the outdoors and fishing in Canada. After retirement, he obtained his pilot's license and flew solo in his mid-60s. Mr. Sattler moved to Medina in 1996. He was blessed with a keen intellect and fine sense of humor. He enjoyed playing cards and attending socials with his friends.
He was the loving father and father-in-law of Jack and Peggie Sattler of Westlake, Gary and Debbie Sattler of Springfield and Judy and John Gorsek of Medina; greatly missed grandfather of Wesley and Colby Sattler, Bradley and Bryce Sattler, and Sara, Kimberly and Mary Gorsek.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothea (nee Creighton); and son, Dennis.
Service: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Avon.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.


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