|Esther I. Allard
Esther I. Allard, 83, of Medina, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Hospice
She was born in Granger Township and had been a lifetime resident of
Medina County. We knew her as a wife, aunt, sister, friend, teacher, gardener
and hiker. She touched many lives and when she did, she left her love,
kindness and generosity.
Mrs. Allard became a member of Remsen Corners Christian Church when
she was 10 and served actively all her life. She graduated from Kent State
University, cum laude and started her teaching career, teaching the first
pre-kindergarten in Medina County. She taught in Rocky River and Granger
Elementary schools. She then taught for 30 years in the Bath schools. Mrs.
Allard was awarded the Jennings Award in 1966. She was active in Delta
Kappa Gamma and was an active member in Bath Gamma Garden Club. She enjoyed
hiking with the Monday Morning Blahs. In 1992, Mr. and Mrs. Allard gave
Allardale to Medina County Park District so others could enjoy the open
spaces, the blue sky, the trees, the flowers, the birds and the hills and
valleys they have loved so much.
Mrs. Allard is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Stanley;
nieces and nephews, Linda, Bob and Betty, Martha and Bruce Vanorder, Jim
and Janet, David and Gloria and Marianne. She will be missed by many other
nieces, nephews, friends and family.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Remsen Christian Church, 1500 Remsen Road,
Medina. Dr. John Mills and Pastor James Allard will officiate.
Burial: Granger-Fairview Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son
Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to The Allard
Family Fund at Akron Community Foundation or Remsen Christian Church.
Donald A. Boyes
Donald A. Boyes, 79, of Creston, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Wooster
Community Hospital, following a period of declining health.
He was born on Aug. 19, 1919, in Fort Gay, W.Va., to Isaac and Tokie
(Jenkins) Boyes. He was a 1939 graduate of Creston High School and had
managed Wayne Auto Parts in Creston for 14 years. He also had operated
Boyes Gulf Station for five years and worked at Plank Elevator in Creston
for 22 years. Mr. Boyes had made his home in Creston most of his life,
where he had been active in school, Scouts and community activities. He
was a member of American Legion Post 497 in Creston. Mr. Boyes served in
the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie M. (nee Double), whom he married
May 13, 1939; children, Donald Jr. (Peggy) Boyes of Seville, Kay Kahrig
of Burbank, Robert D. (Gerri) Boyes of West Salem, Larry G. (Helen) Boyes
of Wrightwood, Calif., Sally (Richard) Boyes-Hyslop of La Habra Heights,
Calif., and Richard J. (Sharon) Boyes of Caryville, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren;
21 great-grandchildren; brother, Clifford Eugene Boyes of Fort Walton Beach,
Fla.; sisters, Anna Lee Archer of Creston and Jane Bates of Marietta.
She was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold, Virgil, Robert and
Charles; sisters, and Virginia, Vangie and Violet Mae.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St. Creston.
The Rev. George Michel will officiate.
Burial: Yost Cemetery, Burbank, where military honors will be held.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Frances E. Burrows
Frances Eva Burrows, 84, of Medina, died Friday, March, 12, 1999, at
Ohio Pythian Sisters Home of Medina.
She was born May 6, 1914, in Cleveland and had been a Medina County
resident for many years. Mrs. Burrows was a homemaker.
She is survived by her sons, Charles (Estelle) and Albert (Betty);
daughter, Lillian Simek; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert.
Service: Noon today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina
Road, (River Styx Road and state Route 18).
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Charles M. Case
Charles Michael Case, infant son of Gary and Janice Case of Nova, was
stillborn Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland.
He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Margaret Case of Nova
and Pamela and Michael Pawlyschyn of Spencer; several aunts, uncles and
A graveside service and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at
Ashland County Memorial Park. The Rev. John Bouquet will officiate.
There will be no visiting hours.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Central Ohio
Diabetes Association, 1803 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus, 43212.
Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.
Benjamin L. Deak
Benjamin L. Deak, 66, of Medina, died Sunday March 14, 1999, at his
He was born in Bedford and had been a Medina County resident since
1969. He was a member and minister of Apostolic Christian Church. Mr. Deak
was a machinist superintendent and a mechanical engineer for 40 years at
He is survived by his daughters, Joann (John) Gutai of Syracuse, N.Y.,
Juanita (Michael) Getz of Mansfield, Shirley (Bernard) Laubli of Poughkeepsie,
N.Y., Ruth (Edward) Bako and Stephanie (Daniel) Morgenstern, all of Columbus;
half sister, Joyce Reiman of Lexington, Ky.; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace (nee Radvany).
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina
Chapel, 765 N. Court St.. Apostolic Christian Church officiating.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
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 Apostolic
Christian Church c/o the Deak family, 765 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.
Mildred A. Fenstermaker
Mildred A. Fenstermaker, 89, died Saturday, March 13, 1999.
Matriarch of a large family and a longtime resident of Cleveland and
in later years a Brunswick resident, Mrs. Fenstermaker was founder and
owner of Millie's Catering. She worked at Cleveland Stove Works as a riveter
during World War II. She retired from United Airlines food service in 1974.
Continuing to serve others, she worked as a chef at Willowood Nursing Home
in Brunswick for 10 years. At the age of 68, she founded her catering business.
Mildred continued to bake for the business until last year. Her pastries
are reknowned, especially her cheesecake. She has happily fed thousands
in her career and in her home throughout her life.
She is survived by her grandchildren, James L. (Elaine), Karen (Kevin)
Shemerich, Mildred Nicholson, Judy (Lee) Mercer, Dan (Raenell) McClintock,
all of Medina County, Roberta (Christopher) Suntala of Rocky River, Joetta
(Clay) Slape of Texas, William Z. McClintock of Florida; 12 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; children, Sue Ann
Kruzyk and Joseph Jude; and 11 siblings.
Service: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Chambers Funeral Home, 4420 Rocky River
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 p.m. until time
of service Wedesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St., Memphis, TN 38105; or Holy Family Home,
6707 State Road, Parma, 44134.
Rose M. Riedel
Rose Marie Riedel (nee Hama), 70, of Medina, went to be with the Lord
on Friday, March 12, 1999, at Medina General Hospital, after a lengthy
She was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Lakewood and had been a Medina County
resident for 20 years. She was member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in
Medina and child caretaker in a private home for 10 years. She also enjoyed
outdoor trips and lakeside retreats.
She is survived by her husband, Art, to whom she was married 44 years;
son, Bruce Jeffrey of Austin, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and
Bryan Jividen of Akron; three grandchildren; three sisters; and three brothers.
She was preceded in death by three brothers.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick
Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71). Pastor Tom
W. Schwartz will officiate.
Interment: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Diabetes Association, 225 W. Exchange St., Akron, 44302; or the Kidney
Foundation of Medina County, P.O. Box 114, Brunswick, 44212.
Harvey T. Wilson
Harvey Troy Wilson, 83, of Hinckley, died Monday, March 15, 1999, in
He was born April 13, 1915, in Hinckley Township and was a lifetime
resident of Medina County. Mr. Wilson was a truck driver for Modern Motor
for 25 years. He and his wife have been foster parents for more than 30
years to more than 80 children.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife of 551/2 years, Helen M. (nee Cash);
son, Robert Wayne Wilson of Hinckley, daughters, Linda L. (Donald) Wright
of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Sherri Marie (Sandor) Jakab of Doylestown;
grandchildren, Heather, Bucky, Thomas and Ava; and brothers, Herman Wilson
of Johnstown, Ohio, and Herbert (Shirley) Wilson of Medina.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Carrie (nee Davis)
Wilson; three brothers; and four sisters.
Visiting hours: 2 to 5 p.m Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes,
Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Service: 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are requested by the family in lieu of flowers.
Mark A. McCullough
Mark A. McCullough, 26, of Medina, went to be with his grandmother,
Margarite Snyder on Tuesday, March 16, 1999, in Geneva.
He was born March 24, 1972, and was a Medina County resident for nine
He is survived by his parents, John T. and Sue McCullough of Medina;
sister, Peggy (Terry) Williamson of Berea; brother, John H. (Miki) McCullough
of Ocean Springs, Miss.; and sister, Theresa (Eric) Manthey of Olmsted
Township. He was loved by his aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews.
Service: 10 a.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477
Medina Road (River Styx Road and state Route 18).
Burial: Resthaven, Avon.
William C. Singer
William Carl Singer, 82, of Niceville, Fla., died Wednesday, March
17, 1999, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
He was born in Lancaster, Ohio, to Carl and Edna (Shumaker) and was
a Medina County resident for 40 years. He was a member of Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church in Shalimar, Fla. Mr. Singer managed Guth Turkey Farm and
retired to Niceville in 1990.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia (Combs), whom he married March 8,
1939; son, Carl (Janet) Singer of Ashland; daughters, Marilou (Robert)
Phillip of Medina and Lola (Donald) Phillip of Niceville; grandchildren,
Brian (Kathy) of Medina, Jeff of Westerville, Valerie (Calvin) Phillip-Smith
of Vilseck, Germany, and Sherrie (Harold) Donahue-Roach of Seville; great-grandchildren,
Ryan, Nick, Lindsey and Christopher; brothers, Floyd (Dorothy) of Immokalee,
Fla., Wayne (Barb) of Lancaster and Don (Priscilla) of Carroll, Ohio; sister,
Dorothy Larabee of Elyria; and many nephews, nieces and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth; daughter, Evelyn; grandson,
Bruce; brother, George; and sisters, Bernice Woodside, Pauline Bitler,
Boots Rose and Mabel Singer.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel,
765 N. Court St. Kenneth Braun will officiate.
Burial: Green Hoe Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Rodney D. Varney
Rodney D. Varney, 54, of Varney, W.Va., died Monday, March 15, 1999,
He was born in Varney and was a former Medina County resident for 10
years. He attended Cloverleaf High School and was a self-employed painter
and contractor. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Ruth (Raymond) Paukert
of Medina; nephew, Scott K. Varney of Medina; niece, Christine Wise of
Oklahoma City, Okla.; son, Kenneth (Varney) Krochmal of Lodi; and daughter,
Angela (Varney) Ellis of Akron.
He was preceded in death by his father, Reford; and brother, Nicholas.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday at Armstrong Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St.,
Seville. Pastor Ron Dress will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Visiting hours: Noon until time of service Monday at the funeral home.
Eveline Graff, 75, of Seville, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at her
She was born Jan. 24, 1924, in Columbia, Ky., to Loren and Sittie (Dikson)
Hughes. She married Floyd Graff on March 29, 1947, and worked with him
at Graff's Glass Co. in Medina. She retired in 1998 after completing 50
years of service. She was a member of Wadsworth United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband; daughters, Mrs. Richard (Carol) Daugherty
of Canton, Mrs. John (Debra) McFarland of Dalton and Sheila Raines of Portage
Lakes; son, Charles Graff of Alaska; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home-Hillcrest Chapel,
corner of Acme and Seville roads, Seville. The Rev. James Foster will officiate.
Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Vera E. Hawkins
Vera E. Hawkins, 53, of Grand River, died Saturday, March 20, 1999,
at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
She was born Aug. 23, 1945, in Berea, Ky., and lived most of her life
in Lake County. She was a member of Lakeshore Assembly of God in Mentor
and owner of Hawkins Cleaning Co. in Grand River.
She is survived by her husband, Donald J.; daughter, Kimberly (Donald)
Zivny of Painesville; sons, Brian P. and Eric L. Hawkins, both of Grand
River; grandson, Levi Zivny; mother, Gertrude Hall of Painesville; sisters,
Rita Hall of Painesville and Sue (Henry) Hall of Brunswick; and brothers,
Herlis (Norma) Hall of San Antonio, Floyd (Linda) Hall of Perry, Wayne
(Susan) Hall of Mentor and Estill Hall of Perry.
She was preceded in death by her father, Boonie Hall, in 1982.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Ave.,
Painesville. Pastor James Porostosky of Lakeshore Assembly of God will
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Painesville.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Lakeshore Assembly of God, 8880 Lakeshore
Betty J. Kustis
Betty J. Kustis, 67, of Brunswick, died Friday, March 19, 1999, in
She was born May 30, 1931, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident
for 20 years. She did data entry for Commercial Traffic Co. and was a realtor
with Forestwood Realty. She helped establish the first library in Brunswick
going door to door asking for donations and for books. She belonged to
the John Hay High School Reunion Group, the Medina County Board of Realtors,
was past president of the PTA at Grafton Road/Kidder Elementary School
and belonged to the Brunswick Area AARP and the Brunswick Rec Center Single
She is survived by her daughters, Eileen Krejci of Brunswick and Cynthia
L. (Russell) Kintop of Medina; sons, Gary A. Kustis of Lakewood and Robert
J. (Kim) Kustis of Medina; Gary's finacee, Debbie Gatton of Lakewood; grandchildren,
Geoffery, Susan, Eric, Jason and Katie; and sister, Angeline (Robert) Thomas
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert V. Kustis, in 1985;
parents, Michael A. and Aleene (nee Cummins) Dotis; sister, Ellen Fast;
and brother, Thomas Dotis.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brunswick United Methodist Church (state
Route 303 and U.S. Route 42). The Rev. Thomas Lenhart will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral
Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate
Warren D. Moore
Warren D. Moore, 75, of Ashtabula Township, died Friday evening, March
19, 1999, at his home from multiple myeloma.
He was born Sept. 22, 1923, in Medina, the son of Guy and Ruie (Weil)
Moore and lived in the Ashtabula area since 1952, moving there from Elyria.
He graduated from York High School in 1941 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy
in 1943. He served in the medical corps and was stationed at a navy hospital
in New Caledonia for two years. Most of his working years were with George
R. Klein Co. in Elyria and for 27 years, as the branch manager in Ashtabula.
He also worked 10 years for Dahlkempers in Ashtabula.
Mr. Moore will be remembered by many as an active member of First United
Methodist Church in Ashtabula. He was also an avid sports fan and a promoter
of Green Valley, Ariz., where he enjoyed 13 winter seasons.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey (Rabideau) Moore, whom he married
Aug. 2, 1946; daughters, Janet K. Munn of Corry, Pa., Susan E. Hinman of
North East, Pa., and Bonnie J. Hensler of Conneaut; eight grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John; and sister,
Memorial service: 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 4056
Elm Ave., Ashtabula. The Rev. Barry Wolfe will officiate.
Burial: Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service today at the church.
Memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church,
the International Multiple Myeloma Foundation or Hospice of Ashtabula County.
Envelopes will be available at the church or at Ross-Billman Funeral Home,
A Family Care Group Affiliate, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula, which is in
charge of arrangements.
William R. Parschen
William Richard "Bill" Parschen, 51, of Strongsville, died Friday,
March 19, 1999, at Southwest General Hospital in Middleburg Heights.
He was born March 29, 1947, in Cleveland, he was a 1965 graduate of
Brunswick High School. He earned his bachelor's degree at Cleveland State
University in 1969 and his master's in elementary administration from Kent
State University in 1976. Mr. Parschen began his career at Brunswick City
Schools in September 1969, as a fifth-grade teacher at Towslee Elementary
School. In 1972, he taught fifth-grade students at Hickory Ridge Elementary,
before becoming the assistant principal at Edwards Middle School in 1979.
In 1981, he became the principal of C.R. Towslee Elementary.
Mr. Parschen was named "Distinguished Principal" by the state of Ohio
in 1995-96 and Towslee Elementary was selected as a "Hall of Fame" school
by the state of Ohio that same year. Mr. Parschen was also presented a
key to the city of Brunswick at a special ceremony at Brunswick city hall
as June 30, 1996, was proclaimed "William Parschen Day."
He is survived by his fiancee, Nancy J. Purcell of Brunswick; sister,
Karen Eippert of North Carolina; brother, Raymond (Donna) Parschen of Brunswick;
and nieces and nephews, Michael, Jeni, Robert and Vivian.
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Brunswick.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden on Grafton Road.
Visiting hours: 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes,
Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Brunswick High School, east gym.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Bill
Parschen Scholarship Fund in care of FirstMerit Bank.
Allen F. Pellshaw Sr.
Allen F. "Mike" Pellshaw Sr., 52, of West Salem, died Sunday, March
21, 1999, at Wooster Community Hospital, after a sudden illness.
He was born March 1, 1947, in Medina to Alvin and Anna McCarthy Pellshaw
and was head custodian at Northwestern High School. He served in the U.S.
Army during the Vietnam era and received the Purple Heart. Mr. Pellshaw
was a member of Buckmasters, Medina County Coon Hunters and Wayne County
He is survived by his fiancee Diane Calame of West Salem; children,
Allen F. "Sport" Jr. and his wife, Tina Owens Pellshaw of Wooster, Mrs.
Owen A. (Elaine r.) Raber of Millersburg, Mrs. Steve H. (Christine M.)
Mosher of Shreve and Dennis J. of Killbuck; former wife, Marilyn J. Paul
Pellshaw of Wisconsin; grandchildren, Vanessa, Stephanie, Samantha and
Savannah Raber and Ashley and Tani Mosher; brother, Edward of Wadsworth;
and sister, Linda Frick of Wadsworth.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jimmy.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church.
Visiting hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at McIntire, Davis & Greene
Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.
Robert G. Petrie
Robert G. Petrie, 57, died unexpectedly Friday morning, March 19, 1999,
at his residence at the Ohio Veterans Home.
He was born April 4, 1941, in Cleveland and was a U.S. Navy veteran,
having served from 1962 to 1966. He was employed by Western & Southern
Insurance Agency as an insurance salesperson.
He is survived by daughters, Tiffany Petrie and Mrs. Kevin (Rebecca)
Dean, both of Akron; granddaughter, Brianna Dean; and brothers, Donald
Petrie of Philadelphia and Richard Petrie of Olmsted Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Katherine (Egner)
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Giffin Chapel of the Ohio Veterans
Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Paul Birmingham will officiate.
Visiting hours: 9:45 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at Giffin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, Sandusky, is in charge of arrangements.