|Stella V. Beltowski
Stella V. Beltowski, 78, of Brunswick, died Saturday, April 10, 1999,
at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
She was born March 2, 1920, in Marstellar, Pa. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Edward; daughter, Patricia (John) Vojtus
of Brunswick; sons, Raymond (Donna) Beltowski of Medina and John (Denise)
Beltowski of Middleburg Heights; sister, Virginia Bashista of Cleveland;
and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John (Mary) Michalczyk.
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Brunswick.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule
Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Harry L. Brinker
Harry LeRoy Brinker, 65, of Ravenna, passed away Friday, April, 9,
1999, at Providence Hospital in Sandusky.
He was born May 2, 1933, in West Salem to Walter and Louella Carter
Walters and resided at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, having lived
in Ravenna 15 years, coming from Lodi. He was a machinist at Terex in Hudson,
retiring in 1982. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in North
Ridgeville and was a veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Marguerite (nee Kling), whom he married
March 31, 1956, in Strongsville; sisters, Marcella, Bernice and Shirley;
and brothers, Fred, Elmer, Roy and Walter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Renee.
No visitation or services will be held.
A memorial service will be held at a later date and cremains will be
interred at Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Parker & Son Funeral Home, Lodi, is in charge of arrangements.
Frieda E. Gayer
Frieda E. Gayer, 82, of Wooster, died Saturday morning, April 10, 1999,
at her residence following a long illness.
She was born July 26, 1916, in Pittsburgh to Michael and Ottilia (Olson)
Zemrock and moved from Pittsburgh to Wayne County in 1928. She married
Robert H. "Bob" Gayer on Oct. 26, 1957, in Wooster. Mrs. Gayer was a homemaker
and a clerk for the former Newbury's Department Store for 15 years in Wooster
and Sear's-Roebuck Co., from which she retired. She was a member of Chippewa
Church of the Brethren of Creston, Smithville Helping Hand Homemakers Club,
Women's Fellowship of the church, Creston Senior Citizens and former member
of Canaan Grange.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by sisters, Mrs. Floyd
(Melva) Kemp of Mansfield, Mrs. Delbert (Margaret) Winkler of Canoga Park,
Calif., and Mrs. Tom (Joyce) Krug of Kettering; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Hilda Fairhurst; and brothers,
Herman and Edward Zemrock.
Service: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Custer Funeral Home, 2284 Benden Drive,
Wooster. The Rev. Douglas Wantz will officiate.
Burial: Wooster Cemetery.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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
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 33rd 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. today at Armstrong Funeral Home,
25 Pleasant St., Seville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Bonnie J. Stewart
Bonnie J. Stewart, 50, of Medina, died Saturday, April 10, 1999, in
She was born in Sewickley, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for
five years. She enjoyed painting, craft work and country dancing.
She is survived by her daughter, Christine Swirynsky of Cleveland;
son, Scott Swirynsky; mother, Lolita Bias; stepfather, Winston Bias; grandchildren,
David, Michael and Jennifer; sisters, Debbie and Sandy; and brothers, David,
Jim and Lee Watts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John K.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina
Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Rich Raszkiewicz will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Margaret O. Duta
Margaret O. Duta, 88, of New London, died Monday, April 12, 1999, at
IHS of New London at Firelands after a lengthy illness.
She was born May 21, 1910, in Ashtabula to the late Howard and Maytie
(Water) Adams. She lived in the New London area since 1942. Mrs. Duta was
a member of Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons, Joe, Donald and Howard Duta, all of Medina;
daughters, Kathleen Stober of Norwalk, Doris Parkinson of Melta, Ohio,
and Linda Turner of Raleigh, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Duta, in 1981; daughter,
Christina Duta; sons, Gary and Norman Duta; granddaughter, Michele Carnes;
brother, Ollie Adams; sister, Denna Duta; and son-in-law, Carl Stober.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic
Church, 18 Park Ave., New London. The Rev. Robert Haas will officiate.
Burial: Ashland County Memorial Park.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W.
Main St., New London. Christian wake services will be held at 8:30.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Ruth J. Reynolds
Ruth Jane Reynolds, 72, of Harrisville Township, passed away Sunday,
April 11, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born Nov. 15, 1926, in Cleveland to Leonard and Helen Darr
Pope and lived in the Lodi area for 50 years. Mrs. Reynolds was a homemaker
and enjoyed gardening and bird watching, before her illness. She was an
avid Cleveland Indians fan and enjoyed her grandchildren's activities.
She is survived by her daughter, Lynn (Chris) Stuart of Lodi; sons,
Gene (Phyllis) Reynolds of West Salem, Gerry (Mary) and Duane (Arlene)
Reynolds, both of Burbank, Larry Reynolds of Wadsworth, Lanny (Judy) Reynolds
of Creston, David (Connie) Reynolds of Rittman, William Reynolds of Lodi
and Joseph (Joyce) Reynolds of Paris, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; sisters,
Doris Formanek of Lodi, Lorene Charlton of Sullivan and Cheryl (Ron) Eagle
of Ashland; brothers, Leonard (Lois) Pope of South Carolina, Raymond (Beverly)
Pope of Lodi, Robert (Shirley) Pope of Burbank, Bruce (Joyce) Pope of Homer
Township and Tom (Patsy) Pope of Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; and brother, Harvey
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina
St., Lodi. Pastor Diana Combs will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lodi Home Health Care, 302 Highland
Drive, Lodi, 44254.
Irene Thomas (nee Kasco), 80, of Medina, died Sunday, April 11, 1999,
at Medina General Hospital.
She was born in Cleveland, and was a resident of Medina County for
14 months, previously of Independence for 10 years. She enjoyed cooking,
sewing and was a seamstress. Mrs. Thomas was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughter, Joanna (Gary) Woodcock; brother, Leonard
Kasco of Hinckley Township; niece, Mary Jo (Dennis) Halenar of Medina;
nephews, Dale (Shirley) Kasco of Las Vegas, Timothy Deka of Hinckley and
Paul (Kristi) Deka of Medina.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward.
Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hinckley. Father
William O'Neil will officiate.
Burial: Mapleshade Cemetery, Independence.
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral
Home, 3477 Medina Road (at River Styx Road), Medina.
William R. Wolford
William R. Wolford, 62, of Hinckley Township, died Saturday, April
10, 1999, in Cleveland.
He was born Sept. 16, 1936, in Maxburg, Ohio, and was a Medina County
resident for 38 years. Mr. Wolford was owner/operator and insurance adjuster
for Property Damage Appraisers for 12 years. He loved cars and worked hard.
He was a member of Mercury Car Club. Mr. Wolford enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He loved his grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Janet (nee Stipek) Wolford of Brunswick;
daughters, Dorean Wolford of Brunswick and Darlene (John) Zielinski of
Florida; grandchildren, Danielle M. and John W.; sister, Marge Gross of
Grafton; and brothers, Alfred Wolford of Los Crucis, N.M., Edward Wolford
of Amherst and Paul (Sue) Wolford of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Carrie (nee Slarb)
Wolford; and sister, Jean Haas.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick
Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71), Brunswick.
The Rev. Robert Jackson will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Helen M. Castka
Helen M. Castka, 63, of Brunswick, died April 5, 1999, at Kendal at
Oberlin from a one-year illness.
She was born Jan. 1, 1936, in Cleveland and was a Brunswick resident
for the last 41 years. She worked as a press operator for American Greeting
Card Co. of Cleveland for 16 years, retiring in 1981. Mrs. Castka attended
St. Ambrose Church in Brunswick. She was a former co-leader for the Girl
Scouts and was involved in the swimming program for the American Red Cross
in Brunswick and Medina. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles and
was a cinema buff.
She is survived by her husband, Frank, to whom she was married 48 years;
daughter, Nicole Castka; son-in-law, Patrick Kenney of St. Clair Shores,
Mich.; and sister, Terry Konnerth of Hinckley Township.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Helen (nee Jedacek)
Meszaros; daughter, Susan; and son, Jeffery Michael.
Memorial service: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Ambrose Church, back chapel,
929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society designated
for Ovarian Cancer Research, 43099 N. Ridge Road, Elyria, 44035.
Dombrowski-Wohlever Funeral Home, Lorain, is in charge of arrangements.
Helen L. Easterday
Helen Lucille Easterday, 87, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Friday, April
She was born in Sherman, Ohio, and was a Medina County resident for
54 years. Since leaving Medina in 1965, she resided in California and Tennessee.
Mrs. Easterday was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, John E. Easterday of Bowie, Mo.; and brother,
Jay Dilworth of Lodi.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Evard, in 1965.
Service: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina
Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation
Shawn M. Huddleston
Shawn M. Huddleston, 22, of Medina, died Saturday, April 10, 1999,
at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Elyria and was a Medina County resident for eight years.
Mr. Huddleston was a member of the National Rifle Association and the North
American Hunting Club. He was a roofer for Remington Construction.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Curtis and Chris Huddleston
of Medina; mother, Sandra (nee Edgell) Plasman of LaGrange; sister, Shannon
Huddleston of Medina; brother and sister-in-law, Jason and Nancy Huddleston
of Medina; brother, Ricky Tackett of West Salem; grandparents, Norman and
Florence Huddleston of Wakeman and Wanda and Jennings Edgell of Elyria;
grandmother, Ellen Tomblin of Destin, Fla.; stepgrandmother, Helen Law
of Medina; close friend, Brian Johnson of Medina; nephew, Blake Huddleston
of Spencer; girlfriend, Katie Meador of Medina; and numerous other friends
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina
Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Paul Yanchek will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Viola Miller died Sunday, April 11, 1999.
She was born April 3, 1899, in Akron and was a lifelong area resident.
She is survived by her daughters, Bernice Reusch of Medina and Lynn
(Carl) Byer of Barberton; son, James (Joan) of Barberton; many grandchildren;
many, many great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lionel "Jim"; daughters,
Beatrice Kennedy and Betty Frost; and sisters, Elma Kraft and Gertrude
Service: 1 p.m. today at Dunn-Quigley Ciriello and Carr Fairlawn Chapel,
39 S. Miller Road. Interment: Glendale Cemetery.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service at the funeral home.
"Mom is Love" -- Mom is patient, Mom is kind. She bears all things,
believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Mom's love never
Cecilmae Miller Perkins
Cecilmae Miller Perkins, 84, formerly of Spencer, went home to be with
her Lord, Monday, April 12, 1999.
She was born July 22, 1914, in Sharon Center to Jay Ambrose and Erma
Mae Neff Gilligan and resided in Medina and Summit counties before moving
to Spencer, where she lived for 42 years. Mrs. Perkins resided the past
four years at Menno-Haven Nursing Home in Chambersburg, Pa. She was a homemaker
and member of First Baptist Church of Spencer.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Miller (James) Evans of Mercersburg,
Pa., Debra Miller (William) McGhee of Colby, Wis., and Marilyn (Edwin)
Stonerock of Lawton, Okla.; sons, Charles (Katherine) Miller of Noblesville,
Ind., Richard (Wilma) Miller of Grovetown, Ga., and Bruce (Mary) Miller
of Doylestown; 26 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren;
and sister, Mildred Cooper of Lawton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Charles Miller,
in 1974; second husband, Ralph Perkins, in 1995; son, Jay Miller, in 1997;
and daughter, Evelyn Selman, in 1987.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Spencer, 302 W.
Main St. Pastor Mark Gostlin will officiate.
Burial: Spencer Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Parker & Son Funeral Home,
202 E. Main St., Spencer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
NE Ohio Affiliate, 225 W. Exchange St., Akron, 44302; the American Heart
Association, NE Affiliate, Inc., 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland, 44106; or
First Baptist Church of Spencer Missionary Fund, 302 W. Main St., Spencer,
Julia Pete, 81, of Medina, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Meadowview
Care Center in Seville.
She was born in Oakdale, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for
eight years. She was a member of St. Joseph's of Mount Oliver in Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Pete worked in sales at Gimbel's Department Store in Pittsburgh.
She is survived by her sons, Lowell Pete Jr., of Tampa Bay, Fla., and
Edward Pete of Medina; daughter, Margaret Beermann of Pittsburgh; brother,
Steve Kogut of Pittsburgh; sisters, Helen Gimak of Pittsburgh, Olga Baggus
of Claysville, Pa., and Betty Luke and Pat Cooper, both of Novi, Mich.;
and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lowell Pete and Harvey Kraft.
Service: 3 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel,
765 N. Court St. Pastor Bob Petruccio will officiate.
Burial: Rose Hills Cemetery, Butler, Pa.
Visiting hours: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Ruby R. Taylor
Ruby R. Taylor, 86, of Westfield Center, passed away Monday, April
12, 1999, at Evergreen Care Center in Medina, where she had resided the
past six years.
She was born July 23, 1912, in Parkersburg, W.Va., to Pearl and Roma
Leach Dye and resided in the Westfield area for 35 years. Mrs. Taylor worked
as a caregiver at the Medina County Home.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Beryl, in 1980; one brother;
and one sister.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina
St., Lodi. The Rev. David Howell of Lodi will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Maridath A. Dombrowski
Maridath Ann Dombrowski, 2½, of Brunswick, went to be with the
angels Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at the Cleveland Clinic.
She was born in clinic and will be greatly missed by those who's lives
Maridath is survived by her loving parents, Terry A. and Mary L. Dombrowski
(nee Mallard) of Brunswick; loving grandparents, John and Ardie Dombrowski
of Brunswick and James and Ann Mallard of Dyersburg, Tenn.; uncles, John
(Melodie) Dombrowski, Daryl (Diane) Dombrowski and William Mallard.
Service: 8 p.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick
Chapel, 3300 Center Road. Dr. John Mills will officiate.
Burial: Dyersburg, Tenn.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
William E. King
William E. King, 60, of Wadsworth, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April
He was born in New London and resided in Wadsworth since 1987, previously
residing in Canton. Mr. King attended Mount Union College and was risk
manager at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron for nine years.
He was previously risk manager and safety director at Aultman Hospital
in Canton. He was a member of Wadsworth United Methodist Church, Asbury
Sunday School and Chancel Choir. Mr. King was a member of Medina Honeycomb
Chordsman, Akron Derbytown Barbershop choruses and sang bass in the Medina
Connection Quartet. He recently sang with the Greater Canton Men's Chorus.
He was a past member of Medina Special Police.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; daughters, Melissa Henline of Wadsworth
and Rebecca King of Akron; grandchildren, Matthew William and Emily Marie;
mother, Mary E. King of New London; brother, Gerald of Crete, Ill.; sister,
Mary Lou Wood of Wakeman, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard M.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Wadsworth United Methodist Church. The
Rev. James D. Foster will officiate.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral
Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wadsworth United Methodist
Church Organ Fund, 195 Broad St., Wadsworth, 44281.
Naomi R. Lehman
Naomi R. Lehman, went to be with our Lord Tuesday, April 13, 1999.
She was born Jan. 18, 1916, to Gertrude and Perry Wright. Mrs. Lehman
grew up in Forest, Ohio, before marrying Robert P. Lehman in 1932. They
moved to Wadsworth and later Medina, where they resided most of their lives.
She was a longtime member of Medina Methodist Church, where she was active
in King's Daughters and Guild. Mrs. Lehman worked at Medina Junior High
School for many years as a cook. She also volunteered at the coffee shop
at Medina General Hospital. Her highest achievement, however, was caring
for her handicapped daughter at home for more than 30 years. Her courage
will be missed by her family.
She is survived by her brothers, Thurman and Norman Wright; sons, Donald
E. and Jack E. Lehman; daughters, Norma (Bill) Taylor and Linda (Ed) Young;
grandchildren, Lisa (Lehman) Lyons, Michelle, Brian, Jay, Kelly and Aric
Lehman, Jennifer, Bob and Jason Joy, and Jessica and Jennifer Young; and
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; her husband
of 59 years, Robert; and daughter, Louisa.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Roberts Funeral Home — Hillcrest Chapel,
9560 Acme Road, Wadsworth. The Rev. James Singleton will officiate.
Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to the Compassion Fund at
First Christian Church, 116 Boyer St., Wadsworth, OH 44281; or Wayne County
Nick Amster Workshop, 226 Oldman Road, Wooster, 44691.
Eleanor G. Grodotzky
Eleanor G. Grodotzky, 72, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Aristocrat
Private services will be held.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements.
Carroll T. Guindon
Carroll T. "Red" Guindon, 86, of Lodi, passed away Tuesday, April 13,
1999, at Medina General Hospital, after an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 27, 1913, near Lincoln, Vt., to Joseph and Zoa Guindon.
The family later moved to Alabama, then to Ohio. On June 30, 1939, he married
Florence Standing of Earlham, Iowa, and they settled in St. Clairsville,
Ohio, where he was employed by Belmont County Farm Bureau Co-op. He was
transferred to Gallia County Farm Bureau and from there to Columbiana County.
Carroll was active in Farm Bureau and later in Ruritan, becoming a charter
member of Fairfield Ruritan Club.
After moving to Lodi to become a bookkeeper for Bailey and Shearer
Brothers, he joined Lodi Ruritan, where he served as club president, district
governor, zone governor and national director, receiving an award in 1977
for outstanding service.
He is survived by his wife, Florence; son, Ernest of Lodi; daughters
and spouses, Lela and William Whipple of Ashland, June and Fred Mitchell
of Barnegat, N.J., and Laura and Richard Coleman of Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren,
Terri and Bryan, who were raised in his home, and six other grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carolyn.
Quaker memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Mackey Hall on Wooster
College campus, where Carroll was a member of Wooster Friends Meeting.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Olney Friends School,
Joel D. Zarlenga Sr.
Joel David Zarlenga Sr., 62, of Litchfield, died Thursday, April 15,
1999, at his residence.
He was born June 11, 1936, in Cleveland and resided in Medina County
for 10 years. Mr. Zarlenga was a Cleveland police officer for 25 years.
He was a member of the Cleveland FOP and CPPA. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his sons, Joel D. (Tina) Zarlenga Jr. and Tony James
Zarlenga, all of Medina, Chris Allan Zarlenga of Litchfield, and David
Allan Zarlenga of Grafton; stepmother, Pauline Zarlenga of Parma; former
spouse, Jane Zarlenga (nee Veber); sister, Patricia (Anthony) Stavole of
Parma; sister-in-law, Carrie Zarlenga of Cleveland; and grandchildren,
Chelsea and Zachary.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Laverne (nee MacDowell);
son, Daniel John; grandson, Ryan; and brother, Jerold.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Brunswick
Chapel, 3300 Center Road. Allen C. Alexander will officiate.
Burial: North Royalton Cemetery, North Royalton.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday
at the funeral home.
Robert H. Bluhm
Robert H. Bluhm, 79, of Medina, died Thursday, April 15, 1999, in Medina.
He was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for more
than 40 years.
Mr. Bluhm was employed for 37 years with Ideal Building Supply Co.
He had served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie (Robert) Matus
of Medina; son, Robert R. Bluhm of Medina; granddaughter, Sara Matus; sister,
Edna Salzgeber of Seven Hills; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia (Michael)
Suzsen of Michigan; and aunt, Ethel Schmitz of North Royalton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVerne (nee Schmitz) in 1993.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel,
765 N. Court St. The Rev. Tom Matus will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Medina County Animal Shelter,
6334 Deerview Lane, Medina, 44256.
Ruth M. Galdun
Ruth M. Galdun, 82, of Medina, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at The
Oaks at Medina.
She was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 27 years.
Mrs. Galdun was a member of United Church of Christ Congregational in Medina.
She was a teller for Central National Bank for 17 years.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Allayne (Dennis)
Reese of Medina and Gerri (Jim) Lempner of Sacramento, Calif.; daughter,
Nancy Emmanuel of Spokane, Wash.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael, in 1992.
Service: 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina
Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Ted Elsenheimer will officiate.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted.
Visiting hours: 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Music Department, United
Church of Christ Congregational, 217 E. Liberty St., Medina, 44256; or
Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.
Harold N. Potts
Harold N. Potts, 85, of Medina, died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Medina
He was born in Alum Rock, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for
80 years. Harold was a self-employed carpenter with Potts Bros. Construction
He is survived by his wife, Maxine, to whom he was married 58 years;
daughters and sons-in-law, Sheron and David Beard and Bonnie and Mike Daubenmire;
six grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and 17 great- and step grandchildren.
By his request there will be no memorial service or visiting hours.
Cremation is being handled by the Cremation Society of Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harvest Presbyterian Church
Building Fund, 403 W. Washington St., Medina, 44256. the rains fall soft
upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm
of his hand.