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Robert D. Jensen
Robert D. Jensen, 94, of Lodi, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at Samaritan Care Center in Medina, where he resided the past year.
He was born July 12, 1904, in Elyria to Robert and Clara Drage Jensen and lived in Lorain before moving to Lodi around 1976. Mr. Jensen was employed at the former National Tube, now U.S. Steel, in Lorain for a number of years. He retired 32 years ago. He enjoyed gardening, boating and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, to whom he was married 73½ years; daughters, Valerie (James) Miller of Parma and Karen (Thomas) Cook of Lodi; son, Robert (Ellinore) Jensen of Grand Rapids, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
There will be no services held.
A private family interment will take place at Ridge Hill Cemetery, Amherst.
Parker & Son Funeral Home, Lodi, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty M. Trill
Betty M. Trill, 75, of Brunswick, died Thursday, April 1, 1999, in Brunswick.
She was born Feb. 2, 1924, in Waynesburg, Pa., and had been a Medina County resident for 30 years. She had been a homemaker.
She is survived by her sons, Joseph (Janis) Trill of Brunswick, Terry (Paula) Trill of Brook Park, Gregory (Brenda) Trill of Lodi and Kurt Trill (fiancé, Jacqulin Armella) of Brunswick; daughters, Veronica (Dennis) Fortuna of North Royalton and Christine (Dale) Hurley of Brunswick; grandchildren, Michelle, Dawn, Tracy, Karleen, Brandon, Brandy, Sean, Nicole, Kevin and Denise; great-grandchildren, Ashton and Breanna; and sister, Lauretta Rhodes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph P. Trill.
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland, 44106.

Vera J. Saffle
Vera Jean Saffle, 61, of Lodi, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at Akron City Hospital, following an automobile accident.
She was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Cleveland to Andrew and Lucia Jorgensen and lived in Webster Springs, W.Va., moving to Lodi 13 years ago. Mrs. Saffle was employed for 13 years at Par Industries in Medina and was a member to Truth Baptist Church in West Salem.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Karrie) Sadzewicz of Lodi; son, Delbert Saffle of Akron; sister, Lucy (Frank) Friend of Troy, Mont.; and brother, Russell Jorgensen of Portland, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Eleanor Failor; and brother, Andrew Jorgensen.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Truth Baptist Church, Ruff Road, West Salem.
Burial: Chatham Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church and one hour prior to service Tuesday at the church.
Parker & Son Funeral Home, Lodi, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert A. Stroup
Robert A. Stroup, 56, of Elyria, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria, following a six-week illness.
Mr. Stroup was born Sept. 8, 1942, in Lodi and was a resident of Elyria since 1971, coming from Spencer, where he grew up. He was a 1960 graduate of Spencer High School, received a business education degree in 1965 and a master's of education in 1970, both from Kent State University. Mr. Stroup taught business at Wellington High School and was coach for the golf team, who won the state championship while he was their coach, from 1965-71. He was the guidance counselor and bowling coach at Elyria High School from 1971-96. From 1996 until retiring in 1998, Mr. Stroup was the guidance counselor at Northwood Junior High. He was an educator and guidance counselor for the public school system for 33 years. Mr. Stroup was recently employed by the Society to Prevent Violence in Cleveland, where he was a guidance counselor. He was a member of the Ohio School Counselors Association, Ohio Education Association, National Education Association, Elyria Education Association and Lorain County Retired Teachers Association. Mr. Stroup was also a member to Wellington Lodge 127, Free and Accepted Masons. He bowled on two leagues, the Sunday Socializers in North Ridgeville and the Pioneers in Elyria. He also golfed on the Elyria Men's Teachers League. He was a member of Washington Avenue Christian Church in Elyria, where he was known as the "Candy man" to the Sunday school children and as the "Rocket man" to the preschoolers.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Laverne E. (nee Kelvington); sons, Steven B. Stroup of Tucson, Ariz., David A. Stroup of Elyria; parents, Robert N. & Ethel (nee Regal) Stroup of Spencer; and sister, Jean Stroup Miller of Chicago.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Washington Avenue Christian Church, 301 Washington Ave., Elyria. The Rev. Janet Long, pastor, will officiate.
Private graveside services will be held at Spencer Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home at Chestnut Ridge Road and state Route 57 in Elyria.
Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Avenue Christian Church Education Building Fund, 301 Washington Ave., Elyria, 44035.

Doris H. Delap
Doris H. Delap, 83, of Medina, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at Life Care Center of Medina.
She was born July 31, 1915, and was a resident of Medina County for two years.
She is survived by her sons, Stephen Dunlap of Medina and Kenneth Dunlap of St. Louis; twin sister, Dorothy Hayden of Kansas City, Mo.; sister, Betty Brenger of California; sister-in-law, Rosemary Mondale of Fredricktown, Mo.; grandchildren, Victoria and Sean Delap of Medina, and Brian, Christopher and Tessa of St. Louis; and great-grandchild, Kahlin of Medina.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Darwin, in 1987.
Service: 6 p.m. today at Carlson Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road.
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa, Kan.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Maxine R. Eberhart
Maxine R. Eberhart, 70, of Brunswick, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at her home.
She was born June 29, 1929, in Kanawha County, W.Va., and lived at United Labor Towers in Brunswick for the past six years.
She is survived by her daughters, Charlotte Peck, Patricia Flemming, Deborah Gamble, Lois Krupp, Deloris Bush, Janet Grucha, Robin Watson, Annitte Lovejoy and Rachelle Eberhart; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jardine Funeral Home, 14701 Pearl Road, Strongsville.
Burial: Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clarence J. Kondelik
Clarence James Kondelik, 83, of Brunswick, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Cleveland and moved to Brunswick 25 years ago from Bedford Heights. Mr. Kondelik enjoyed golfing, bird watching, gardening and growing roses. He retired in 1978 after 41 years as a machinist at Eberhard Manufacturing.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rose (nee Pelcarsky); sons, James (Loretta) Kondelik of Brunswick and Gary Kondelik of Mentor; sister, Dorothy Pacyna of Independence; and grandchildren, Sheryl (John) Forest of Canton, Mich., Michael of Mentor-on-the-Lake and Wendy (Richard) Kozak of Medina.
He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Edward Pacyna.
Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery in Valley City.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.

Frank Pawul Sr.
Frank Pawul Sr., 86, of Brunswick, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Pearlview ECF.
He was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 49 years. He enjoyed golfing and bowling. He retired as a driver/salesman for Beverage Distributors.
He is survived by his son, Frank Jr. of Brunswick; brother, Ted of Seville; and four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, in 1991; son, Richard; daughter, Charlotte; and 10 brothers and sisters.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Father Robert Jackson will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Joseph W. Pito Jr.
Joseph William Pito Jr., 55, of Brunswick Hills Township, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
He was born in Berea and was a lifelong resident of Brunswick Hills. Mr. Pito was a member of Gold Prospectors of America. His hobbies included prospecting and flower gardening. He was employed as a mechanic for the past 14 years at Clark Lift of Cleveland.
He is survived by his son, Scott William Pito of Brunswick Hills; daughter, Laura (Bryon) Jackson of Medina; mother, Blanche Pito of Brunswick Hills; brother, Paul Pito of Brunswick; sister Patricia (Charles) Smith of Brunswick Hills; and grandchild, Ian High.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Sr.
Funeral service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Robert Hilkert will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Alice J. Sexton
Alice Jean Sexton (nee Emerson), 48, of Strongsville, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
She was born Oct. 22, 1950, and lived in Cuyahoga County for 28 years. Mrs. Sexton was a nursing aide for 20 years at Altenheim in Strongsville. She will be remembered for her loving care she gave to all she knew, especially her husband, children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters. She will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Sexton is survived by her husband of 32 years, David L. Sexton; daughters, Rosalie and Lisa Sexton; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and David Coulter; son, Tom Sexton; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Tina Sexton; sisters, Connie Ferguson and Lillie Bailey; brothers Harry and Dennis Emerson; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Emerson and Lucille (nee Dennis).
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel (state Route 303 and Interstate 71). The Rev. Bill Mueller will officiate.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens in North Olmsted.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the family in her memory. Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256. his home, following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Toledo and moved to Brunswick 22 years ago from Brook Park. Mr. Stipes coached soccer for 10 years for the Brunswick leagues and Cancordia Soccer in North Olmsted. His hobbies included fishing.
Mr. Stipes worked for the past 14 years as a graphic designer for his company, Design Source. He designed the "Get More Out of Life" logo for Brunswick recreation center, the city's soccer logo, St. Ambrose Church sign and the city's park and recreation department brochures. He also designed the welcome to Brunswick signs, the Cleveland Police Department eagle logo, which is currently used, and the first Ohio Lottery set for television. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1962 to 1965.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Linda (nee Tash); sons, Jason (Julie) Stipes of Richmond, Ind., and Christopher Stipes, at college; brother, Albert (Mary) Stipes of Chicago; and grandchild, Haley Stipes.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Florence Stipes.
Memorial Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses Association of Cleveland Hospice, 2500 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, 44115.

Kent W. Alexander
Kent W. Alexander, 8, of Valley City, passed away Monday, April 5, 1999, at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical, following an auto accident.
He was born in Kendall, Fla., and resided in Florida until August 1998, when he and his family moved to Valley City. Kent was a second-grader at Liverpool Elementary School and was a Cub Scout with Troop 3502. He loved to learn and to explore things. He enjoyed riding his go-cart and playing fun and educational games.
He is survived by his parents, Bradley and Elizabeth; maternal grandparents, Donald and Odell Mentzer; paternal grandparents, Beverly Alexander and Dr. Robert Alexander; aunts and uncles, Donna Wilkinson, Chris, David and Julie Alexander; and cousins, Anna and Sean Wilkinson, and Jessica and Amanda Mentzer.
He was preceded in death by his uncle, Paul Mentzer.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. The Rev. Floyd Shaffer will officiate.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted.
Visiting hours: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to MetroHealth LifeFlight or the pediatric intensive care unit at MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 Metro Health Drive, Room 135-A, Cleveland, 44109. (Make checks payable to MetroHealth Foundation).

Betty J. Bowers
Betty Jane Bowers, 72, of Lodi, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Medina General Hospital, after a courageous battle.
She was born Aug. 8, 1926, in Lodi. She graduated from Lodi High School in 1944, where she was an avid Prince of Peace contestant and class play participant. She loved knitting, counted cross stitching, cooking, gardening, fishing, her beloved Cleveland Indians, playing cards and her family. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, she was very active in ceramics, teaching classes to county extension groups, Girl Scouts and individual students.
She is survived by her husband, Neal E. Bowers, whom she married Aug. 9, 1947; daughters, Susan K (Mrs. James Birch) of Wadsworth, Michele Lee (Mrs. Rodney Traeger) of Kerrville, Texas; and grandchildren, Jennifer and Jessica Birch, and Sean Traeger.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester Fetzer, who died Oct. 18, 1961, and Ruth Saltzman Fetzer, whose death occurred Sept. 27, 1987.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church, 114 Church St., Lodi. The Rev. Stephen McLaughlin, assisted by the Rev. Robert Holmes, will conduct the service.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi; and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church, 114 Church St., Lodi, 44254.

Doris M. Fuhrman
Doris M. Fuhrman, 71, of Medina, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Samaritan Care Center in Medina.
She was born May 30, 1927, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 2½ years, previously living in Strongsville. Mrs. Fuhrman was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughters, Diane (Dean) McQuaid of South Carolina and Cheryl Novak of Medina; son, Richard Novak of Strongsville; brother, Harvey Bartell of Rocky River; sisters, Eileen Sinclair of Strongsville and Lois Morris of Westlake; grandson, Michael McQuaid; granddaughter, Melanie Novak; grandson, Ricky Wulff; and great-grandson, Michael Dillon McQuaid.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Mabel (Themes) Bartell.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Medina. The Rev. Father Russell Rauscher will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road, (River Styx Road and state Route 18).
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Medina County Hospice, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.

James A. Hansen
James A. Hansen, 75, of Brook Park, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights, following a short illness.
Born in North Olmsted, Mr. Hansen was a longtime resident of Brook Park. He worked at his family greenhouse on Puritas Avenue in Cleveland, started by his father. After the family sold the greenhouse in 1965, Mr. Hansen worked for several other greenhouses in the area, most recently at Maria Gardens in Strongsville. He was a member of Remsen Christian Church, Knights of Pythias, Knights of Khorassan, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6676 in Berea, American Legion Post 610 in Brook Park and the China, Burma, India Veterans Association. Mr. Hansen was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the 475th Infantry of the U.S. Army in the China, Burma and India theater.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Linda M. Kara and Kathleen M. Fry; son, Kenneth W. Hansen; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Laverne Fiddler; and brothers, George, Harold and Richard Hansen.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Baker Funeral Home, 206 Front St., Berea. Dr. John Mills will officiate.
Burial: Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Remsen Christian Church, 1500 Remsen Road, Medina, 44256.

Helen M. Jensen
Helen Mary Jensen, 96, of Lodi, passed away Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Samaritan Care Center in Medina.
She was born Feb. 11, 1903, in Brownhelm, Ohio, to Andrew and Mary Drager Kreiser. Mrs. Jensen lived in Lorain, moving to Lodi 26 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of Lodi United Methodist Church, where she was a former member of the Women's Society. She enjoyed gardening and sewing.
She is survived by her daughters, Valerie (James) Miller of Parma and Karen (Thomas) Cook of Lodi; son, Robert (Ellinore) Jensen of Grand Rapids, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 73½ years, Robert D. Jensen, who passed away March 31, 1999.
A private family interment will take place at Ridge Hill Cemetery in Amherst, Ohio.
Parker & Son Funeral Home, Lodi, is in charge of arrangements.

Julianne Leciejewski
Julianne Leciejewski (nee Damas), 43, of Medina, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, in Medina.
She was born July 9, 1955, in Parma and was a Medina County resident for 12 years. She worked as a registered nurse at Medina General Hospital in the emergency room. She also worked at Medical Center South in Broadview Heights and St. Alexis Hospital in Cleveland. She lived for her family.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Leciejewski of Medina; father, Harold Damas of Parma; son, John Leciejewski of Medina; daughter, Kristen Leciejewski of Medina; brothers, Steven (Debbie) Damas of Parma and Randy (friend Debbie Rikon) of Fairview; and sister, Leslie (Santu) Chopra of Medina.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church in Medina.
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
Burial: Green Lawn Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel.
Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Raytown.

Myrtle A. Frazer
Myrtle Anne Frazer, 98, of North Royalton, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Samaritan Care Center in Medina.
She was born Sept. 17, 1900, in Dalton, Ky., and was a resident of Barberton for 22 years. Mrs. Frazer was a member of First Baptist Church, North Royalton, a 50-year member of Eastern Star in Barberton and the American Legion Auxiliary in Barberton. She was a school teacher and worked at the Akron Credit Bureau.
She is survived by her daughters, Georgana (James) Anderson of Medina andJane Summers of Grand Forks, N.D.; sisters, Tommye Wilkie of Bradenton, Fla., and Pauline Cosper of Lansing, Mich.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George.
Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Harris Funeral Home, 134 N. Main St., Madisonville, Ky.
Burial: Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, Ky.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Church of Madisonville, Ky., or the church of one's choice.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of local arrangements.

Darla A. Hofer
Darla A. Hofer, 34, has passed away.
She was the beloved daughter of Seth Jr. (Estelle) and the late Shirley; dear granddaughter of Betty Sellman, Ed Chapman and Wanda Hummel; beloved sister of Seth III; and dear niece.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3906 Sleepy Hollow Road, Brunswick.
Rybicki & Son, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements.

Anne A. Crane
Anne A. Crane (nee Hamer), 75, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
She was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Cleveland. She enjoyed her family and friends, bowling and shopping, working newspaper jumbles with her Pepsi and chips. Mrs. Crane was owner/operator of the family business, Sleepy Hollow Lake Club in Brunswick Hills Township, from 1953-1984. She also helped her husband run their West 14th Street Hardware Store in Cleveland.
She is survived by her son, Gregory (Linda) of Brunswick; daughters, Patricia (Daniel) Facemire of Seville and Connie (Corky) Crane-Kereky and Renee Bollam, both of Brunswick; grandchildren, Daniel M. Facemire II, Tawnia Wright, Kyle and Travis Crane, Deena Gerber, Cabrina Crane, Caleb Crane-Kereky and Roseanne, Rochele, James and Jeanene Bollam; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Keck, Andre Bollam and Ryan Crane; and dear friend, Heidi Levandoski and children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis F. Crane, in 1997; and sister, Francis Zola.
Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Father Robert Jackson will officiate.
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.

Michael P. Turnauckas
Michael P. Turnauckas, 88, of Spencer, passed away Friday, April 9, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Maryampole, Lithuania, Sept. 29, 1910, and came to the United States at the age of 2 and lived in Pittstown, Pa., Buffalo, N.Y., and Cleveland.
Mr. Turnauckas was employed by the Cleveland Zoo during the 1950s and 1960s, where he worked as a snake handler and zoo photographer. He also appeared on the "Barnaby Show" as Ranger Mike in the early 1960s.
Later he moved to Ocean Beach, Calif., where he resided for 30 years before returning to Spencer in 1995. He was a member of the Community of Jesus Our Savior in Spencer.
Mr. Turnauckas is survived by his daughter, Terry (husband Wiz) Moore of Spencer; son, John E. (wife Dot) of Stewart, Okla.; grandchildren, Mark, Jeanne and Robert Turnauckas, Mike Brewer, and Kelly and Ralph Moore; and great-grandchildren, Michael Turnauckas and Mikayla Brewer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen in 1994; and sons, Michael F. in 1990 and Joseph J. in 1995.
Memorial Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Jesus Our Savior Church, 356 N. Main St., Spencer. Father Michael A. Wittman will officiate.
A luncheon will be served following the service.
There will be no calling hours.
Parker & Son Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangement.
Memorial contributions may be made to Spencer Boy Scout Troop 458, c/o 102 Reed St., Spencer, 44275.

Virgil F. Murray
Virgil F. Murray, 79, passed away Thursday, April 8, 1999.
Mr. Murray was born in Seville, where he graduated from high school. He then attended Ohio State University before joining the U.S. Air Force as a cadet at the onset of World War II. As a B-17 pilot, he participated in combat in the European Theater and was later transferred to the Far East as a B-29 commander. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1949.
Mr. Murray was stationed in Manila at the end of the war and remained there for much of his business career, participating in several businesses in the Philippines. He returned to the United States in 1973 to establish Vermurco, a coconut importation and processing plant in Medina and to pursue his interest in agriculture and cattle breeding on a farm in Seville.
Mr. Murray was a member of United Methodist Church in Seville. He was a 33 degree Mason. He served as past master of Manila Lodge 1 F&A.M.; past venerable master of Mount Arayat Lodge of Perfection; Manila Bodies A. & A.S.R.; and past worthy patron of Mayon Chapter No. 1 Order of the Eastern Star.
Mr. Murray is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen Walker Murray; son, James C. (Linda) Murray of Manila; daughter, Diane St. Onge of Lakeside Park, Ky.; grandchildren, James C. Murray III, Richard St. Onge III and Jacqueline Walker St. Onge; sister, Hester M. Jones of Clearwater, Fla.; brothers, James C. of Malaysia and John C. of Tucson, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Marilyn Sue; and brothers, Melvin and Richard.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Seville United Methodist Church.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Armstrong Funeral Home, Seville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

James E. Fetzer
James E. Fetzer, 33, of West Salem, passed away Thursday, April 8, 1999, in Ashland following a motorcycle accident.
He was born in Lodi on Nov. 20, 1965, to Ronald and Jenean McCourt. He lived in Lafayette, residing the past 6½ years in the West Salem area.
Mr. Fetzer worked at Johnson Brother Rubber in West Salem. He was a Cloverleaf High School/Medina County JVS 1984 graduate in auto mechanics. He was a member of First Baptist Church in West Salem, and was on the All States Electric Bowling League at Strike & Spare Lanes in Lodi. He also enjoyed singing with the Gospel group Endless Praise.
He is survived by his wife, Deanna, daughter, Candace J., and son, Jeremy R., all of West Salem; parents, Ronald and Jenean of Lafayette; grandmother, Beatrice Fetzer of Lodi; sister, Sharon J. Fetzer of Wadsworth; brother, Joseph B. (Lora) of Seville; five nephews; and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jonathan E.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of West Salem, 129 S. Main St., West Salem. The Rev. Burnell Green and Jerry Arman will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
Visiting hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Salem Baptist Youth Group KWC, P.O. Box 31, West Salem, 44287.

Dennis W. DeLisle
Dennis W. DeLisle has left this earthly realm to join his beloved wife Aline.
He is survived by his daughters, Christine DeLisle and Susan Taylor, and grandson, Christopher Taylor, all of Tampa; sisters, Alma Miller of Port Alleganey, Pa., and Francis Kersting of Gloversville, N.Y.; brother, Allen DeLisle of Clearfield, Pa.; and many relatives and friends.
Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel.
Visitation will be one hour before service.

Bruce C. Blough
Bruce C. Blough, 57, of Creston, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at Akron City Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Blough was born in Lodi on Jan. 21, 1942, to Milton S. and Marie M. (Long) Blough Sr. and made his home in Creston since 1957. He worked at the Gerstenslager Co. in Wooster for several years.
He is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia and Richard Boggs of Seville, Donna and Gabe Kast of Lodi, Eva Hatten of Creston, Mary and Butch Wellman of Creston and Sharyn Blough of Seville; brothers and sisters-in law, Milton "June" and Phyllis Blough Jr. of Creston, and Jim and Donna Blough of Wadsworth; nieces and nephews; and aunt, Eva Yannayon of Lodi.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Donald and Clayton.
Service 1 p.m. Monday at Murray Funeral Home in Creston. The Rev. Norman Nelson will officiate.
Burial: Creston Maple Mound Cemetery.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


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