Miscellaneous Medina County, Ohio Obituaries

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Josephine E. Anderson
Josephine E. Anderson, 81, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999.
She was born April 5, 1918, in Hamilton, Ohio, and resided in Akron until 1959. The family moved to California, then Georgia, followed by retirement at Hilton Head, S.C. She returned home in 1998.
This dedicated mother and homemaker held a 30-year career with Household Finance Corp. while finding time to serve as a Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout mom, and an active member of the PTA. She was also an active bridge player and loved to cook.
She is survived by her husband, Everett; sister, Dorothy Miller of Cuyahoga Falls; daughter, Lyn McIntyre of Akron; son, Barry Anderson of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Katie McIntyre, and Brian and Kelly Anderson.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Ciriello Funeral Home-Rose Chapel, 3653 W. Market St., Akron, and also from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethany Lutheran Church, 833 Carroll St., Akron, with funeral services immediately following.
Interment: Rose Hill Burial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church.

Margaret A. Martin
Margaret Anna Martin, 87, of Medina, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at Evergreen Care Center.
She was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for five years. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary C. Stoughton (Richard) of Wadsworth and Margaret Martin of Houston, Texas; sons, Alex Martin (Barbara) of Ceresco, Neb., and Charles Martin (Barbara) of New Vienna, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Neil Ehlinger of North Ft. Myers, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander J. in 1998; and brothers, George, Donald and Charles Ehlinger.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 25801 Royalton Road, Columbia Station. Father Charles Ryba will officiate.
Burial: Columbia Cemetery, Columbia Township.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 2800 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44115.

Andrew C. Perlik, Sr.
Andrew (Pap) C. Perlik Sr. died Friday, June 11, 1999, at his residence.
He was born in Pittsburgh and was a Medina County resident for four years, formerly living in West View and Transfer, Pa. He was a member of St. Martins of Tours and AARP. He was a retired territorial manager for the Reuben H. Donnelly Corp.
He is survived by his daughters, Lois M. Perlik of Bellevue, Pa., and Patricia P. Unks (Bruce) of Shaler, Pa.; sons, Andrew S. Perlik II (Karen) of Medina, William Perlik (Jane), and Robert Perlik (Sharon), all of Mercer, Pa.; sister, Mary A. Ruch of California; grandchildren, Andrew, Carla, Matthew, Bruce, Bob, Rochelle and Bonnie; and great-grandchildren, Darren and Autumn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula F. (Wigley); sister Martha A. Ulrich; and brother, Joseph F. Perlik.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Athanasius Church, 7 Chalfont Ave., Pittsburgh.
Burial: Boniface Cemetery, Perrysville, Pa.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, 1032 Perry Highway, Perrysville, PA.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of local arrangements.

Agnes Poole
Agnes Poole, 80, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at Westview Manor Care.
She was born Aug. 31, 1918, in Drifton, Pa., and was a Brunswick resident for 40 years. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and was employed as a licensed practical nurse.
Mrs. Poole is survived by her daughter, Marie (Larry) Hupp of Wooster; sister, Anna Frankovic of Parma; and grandson, Cole W. Poole. She was also an aunt to many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred J.; son, Raymond Poole; brothers, Joe, George and Thomas Rodusky; sister, Verna Kazol; and parents, Paul and Anna Rodusky.
Service: 10:30 a.m. today at St. Ambrose Catholic Church.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Cemetery, North Olmsted.

Warren C. Reisinger
Warren C. Reisinger, 78, a lifelong Eaton Township resident, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at the MetroHealth Medical Center burn unit in Cleveland from injuries he sustained while working on a tractor in his garage on May 29.
Mr. Reisinger was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Eaton Township. He was a road superintendent in Eaton Township for 23 years, retiring in 1983. Mr. Reisinger was a member of the Eaton Township Fire Department for 29 years. He enjoyed restoring John Deere tractors, traveling, camping, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his sisters, June Charters of Medina, Mae Drage of Lorain and Dorothy Reynolds of Wellington; brothers, Nelson Reisinger of Lagrange, Alvin Reisinger of Wooster and Richard Reisinger of Litchfield.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella (nee Tompkins) in 1996; and a sister, Helen Reisinger in 1939.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Bauer Laubenthal Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge, Elyria. The Rev. Dr. Paul Durbin, pastor of North Eaton Christian Church Disciples, will officiate.
Burial: Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Township.
Visiting hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Eaton Christian Church Disciples, 35895 E. Royalton Road, Grafton.

Mae E. Spangler
Mae Elsie Spangler (nee Metz), 82, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at Parma Community Hospital.
She was born in Cleveland and was a former resident of Brunswick. Mrs. Spangler was a bank officer with Cuyahoga Savings for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Independent Order of International Forresters and enjoyed crossword puzzles.
Mrs. Spangler is survived by her brothers, Charles F. Metz Jr. and Robert C. Metz, both of Berea, and Richard Metz of Geneva; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond.
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Baker Funeral Home, 206 Front St., Berea. Pastor Donald Schaeffer will officiate.
Burial: Elmhurst Cemetery, Avon.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Patrick M. Pozderac
Patrick Michael Pozderac, 42, of Valley City, formerly of Garfield Heights, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at his residence.
He was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 17 years. He was a member of Valley City Youth Sports and Buckeye High School Band Boosters. He was an active community contributor who championed causes for people with mental retardation and disabilities. He was a devoted supporter of youth activities in the community and enjoyed farming. Mr. Pozderac was the owner and administrator of Transitional Living Centers and a building contractor.
He is survived by his wife, Nisi (nee Trivanovich); sons, Nathan, Jeremy and Jacob, all at home; parents, Michael and Helen Pozderac of Garfield Heights; brothers, Paul (Chip) and Michael (Rene), both of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Marvin (Allison) of Westlake, Milan (Kim) of Virginia Beach and Phillip (Kim) of Carrollton, Texas; sisters, Melanie (Morgan) Faunce of Medina, Patti (Jim) Dunlea of Massachusetts and Pam (Bruce) Hager of Utica, Ohio; and 25 nieces and nephews.
Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Theodsoius Orthodox Christian Church, 733 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, where the family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Father John Zdinak will officiate.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. A memorial service will be held at 8.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Patrick M. Pozderac Scholarship Fund at FirstMerit Bank of Medina County.

Dewey A. Triplett
Dewey A. Triplett, 100, of Lodi, passed away Sunday, June 13, 1999, at Westview Manor Nursing Home in Wooster, where he had resided 3½ years.
He was born April 10, 1899, in Strange Creek, W.Va., to Sennett and Cora Talbert Triplett and moved to Lodi in 1955. Mr. Triplett retired in 1976 from Leslie Locke Manufacturing Co. in Lodi, where he was employed for 16 years.
Mr. Triplett is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Don (Charlotte) Benson of Norwalk and Mrs. David (Vera) Rathbone of Congress; sons, Jack (Carlene) Triplett of Vero Beach, Fla., and Gerald (Mary) Triplett of Summersville, W.Va.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie; sons, James and John; and daughter, Reedith Lewis.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Parker & Son Funeral Homes, 210 Medina St., Lodi. The Rev. George Johnson will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Kenneth L. Zietlow
Kenneth L. Zietlow, 37, of Cleveland, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center.
He was born in Cleveland, and was a Medina County resident for 23 years. He enjoyed chess, riding motorcycles, horseshoes and was a great cook. He was a cabinet constructor for 20 years.
He is survived by his mother, Jean (James) (nee Brock) Hotchkiss of Brunswick; father, Kenneth R. Zietlow of Cleveland; brother, Kevin Zietlow of North Royalton; sister, Krissy (Darren) Barr of Westlake; grandmothers, Gertrude Zietlow of Cleveland and Ruth Brock of Brunswick; and godchild, Mickey Brock.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Leslie Brock and George Zietlow.
Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 939 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.

Lois L. Hudgeon
Lois L. Hudgeon, 89, of Seville, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at The Ledges at Rockynol, Akron.
She was born Nov. 28, 1909, to Ernest and Bertha Leslie and was a Medina County resident for 20 years, previously of Northfield. She was a member of Seville United Methodist Church, Seville Day Center, Harriet Noyes Guild, Northfield Historical Society and former member of Northfield United Presbyterian. She graduated from Muskingum College and attended Kent State University. Mrs. Hudgeon taught school in Northfield, Painesville and Bedford.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, John Hudgeon of Rockynol; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Allen Roseman of Bedford and Frances and Harry Lanham of Seville; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Leslie.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Armstrong Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville. The Rev. Helen Dekker will officiate.
Burial: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery.
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 charity of one's choice or Seville United Presbyterian Church, 101 Center St., Seville, 44273.

Martha A. McHugh
Martha A. McHugh, of Medina, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at Southwest Medical Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
She was born in Medina and lived most of her life in Medina County. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and a graduate of Medina High School. Mrs. McHugh attended Oberlin College and was a secretary/bookkeeper for Crawford Fitting Co. in Solon.
She is survived by her husband, James E. McHugh of Medina, to whom she was married 51 years; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur C. and Mary Mellert; sisters, Helen Beck and Catherine Betz; and brother, Arthur P. Mellert.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. The Most Rev. Bishop A.J. Quinn, auxiliary bishop of Cleveland, and the Rev. Father Mark Hollis will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Church Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church building fund at the address above.

Patrick M. Sasala
Patrick M. Sasala, 18, passed away.
He was the loving son of David and Kathleen (nee White); dear brother of Marc; grandson of Ann Sasala and the late Stephen Sr., Ruth White and the late Jack; nephew of Stephen Jr. (Louise), Elaine (Richard) Stephens and Susan (Max) Powers.
Mass: 11 a.m. today at Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina Township. Family and friends please meet at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials in his name to Medina Bee's Football Association, c/o Medina High School; or Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, 10415 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44106.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Medina, is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon D. Stewart
Gordon D. "Scotty" Stewart, 71, of Brunswick, passed away at his residence Tuesday, after a long illness.
He was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Springfield, Mass., the son of the late Albert and Fayolyn Stewart. Mr. Stewart was an auto mechanic for more than 40 years. He taught auto mechanics at the Medina County Career Center and Polaris Joint Vocational School. He was a member of Medina 2 meter group and his call letters were W8DHF. He also belonged to Medina Burning River Traffic Net and was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Mr. Stewart was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (nee Gerenday), whom he married Nov. 7, 1945; sons, Douglas (Nancy) of Napa, Calif., James (Nancy) of Westminster, Calif., Richard of Brunswick, Robert of Toledo and David (Therese) of North Olmsted; daughters, Louise of Medina and Michele (Duane) Kuehn of North Royalton; sister, Jean Gerenday of Cleveland; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Father Robert Hilkert will officiate.
Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wayne L. Addis
Wayne L. Addis, 77, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at his residence, after a brief illness.
He was born in Doylestown and resided in Wadsworth since 1960. Mr. Addis was a licensed mortician for more than 25 years, owning and operating funeral homes in West Salem and Norwalk. He was later employed at Hilliard Funeral Home in Wadsworth. Mr. Addis also was a salesman at Leohr Chrysler for more than 10 years. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ and Masonic and Blue lodges in West Salem. He was a licensed pilot and enjoyed woodworking and clock building. He was a veteran of the Army Medical Corps, serving at Fitzsimmons Hospital in Denver during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Lois M.; daughters, Sally L. Addis-Dalton of Georgia, Sharon S. (Mrs. Ronald) Schlayer of Wadsworth; and grandchildren, Carol, Beth, Amy and Gail.
He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Ella Maxine.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High St., Wadsworth. Pastor Jacqueline R. McMillen will officiate.
Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, the Salvation Army, the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Medina County.

Jodie J. Bania
Jodie Jean Bania, 17, of Lafayette Township, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, in Westfield Township.
She was born in Medina and was a lifetime resident of Medina County. Jodie was a senior at Cloverleaf High School and shared her love for life with everyone she knew, including her cat A.Z. Jodie's tenderheartedness and ability to make others laugh will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.
Jodie is survived by her parents, Joseph and Lynn Bania of Lafayette; sister, Janel (Mark) Hotes of Seville; brothers, Jeffrey Bania of Strongsville and Joseph Bania of Lafayette; niece, Rachael of Las Vegas; grandmother of Texas; many aunts and uncles; and friends from school and church.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Lafayette Church, 6201 Lafayette Road, Medina. The Rev. Randy K'Meyer will officiate.
Burial: Northwest Lafayette 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 Lafayette Church.

James E. Brown
James E. Brown, 77, of Brunswick, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at Parma Hospital.
He was born April 22, 1922, in Granville, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for 23 years. Mr. Brown was a retired supervisor at White Motor Corp. in Cleveland. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Louise, (nee Bash); daughter, Barbara (Robert) Weglicki of Westlake; stepson, Jeffrey Csanyi of Sandusky; brothers, William and Charles Brown, both of West Virginia, and Earl Brown of Cleveland; sister, Opal Pompili of West Virginia; and grandchildren, Susan Schlippi of Utah, David Mortenson of North Olmsted and Patrick Mortenson of Berea.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James W. and Lillie Mae Brown; and sister, Margaret Miller.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parma Park Church of God, 12000 Huffman Road, Parma. Pastor Bobby Duncan will officiate.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Beverly Hills Cemetery, Westover, W.Va.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.

Anna Cunningham
Anna Cunningham, 90, of Medina, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at Lodi Community Hospital.
She was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 17 years, previously living in Cleveland. Mrs. Cunningham was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Richard M. Cunningham, to whom she was married 67 years; son, Richard J. (Maureen) Cunningham of Medina; granddaughter, Kimberly A. (Warren) Walter of Valley City; grandsons, Richard B. (Maria) Cunningham and Scott P. Cunningham, both of Medina; great-grandchildren, Justin, Ryan, Amanda and Emily; and niece, Susan Millard (nee Hibjan) of North Royalton.
She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Mary; and sister, Susan.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Christopher Cahill will officiate.
Burial: Lutheran Memorial Park Cemetery, Hinckley Township.
Visiting hours: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Vera E. Ginter
Vera E. Ginter, 85, of Libertyville, Ill., formerly of Lodi, passed away Sunday, June 20, 1999, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
She was born Aug. 10, 1913, in Cuba, to Lucian and Minnie Watson Rice and resided in Lodi most of her life. Mrs. Ginter was formerly employed at Lodi Community Hospital and was a member of Lodi Congregational Church before retiring to Florida in 1977.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Lindsey of Tucson, Ariz., Doris Brickley of Ontario, Ohio, and Pat West of Gurnee, Ill.; sons, Ed Ginter of Wenatchee, Wash., Jim Ginter of Discovery Bay, Calif., and Norman Ginter of Gurnee, Ill.; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Georgia Emery of Lodi.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1997; son, Douglas, in 1964; and brother Alvin Rice, in 1995.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi. Pastor Stephen McLaughlin of Lodi will officiate.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Winchester House, 1125 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048.
Parker & Son Funeral Home, Lodi, is in charge of arrangements.

John A. Higgins
John A. Higgins passed away June 10, 1999, in Waterville, Maine, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 23, 1919, in Kent, England, and came to the United States as an infant with his parents after World War I.
Mr. Higgins graduated from Medina High School in 1937. He and his brother, Preston, operated Higgins Bros. Dairy from 1936 to 1946. He was a graduate of Kent State University, receiving his master's degree in geology from the University of Maine at Orono. Mr. Higgins was employed by the state of Ohio as a professional engineer, residing in Hudson until his retirement in 1982, at which time he and his wife moved to Maine. He served in the U.S. Army and was a 50-year member of Knights of Pythias and a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Mr. Higgins is survived by his wife, Josephine; stepson, Tom (Linda) Savage of Arizona; brother, LTC (RET) Preston (Babe) Higgins of Fairfield, Calif.; sister, Virginia of Medina; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Jay; and mother, Dorcas.
Veilleux Funeral Home, Waterville, Maine, is in charge of arrangements.

Lois L. Hudgeon
Lois L. Hudgeon, 89, of Seville, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at The Ledges at Rockynol, Akron.
She was born Nov. 28, 1909, to Ernest and Bertha Leslie and was a Medina County resident for 20 years, previously of Northfield. She was a member of Seville United Presbyterian Church, Seville Day Center, Harriet Noyes Guild, Northfield Historical Society and former member of Northfield United Presbyterian. She graduated from Muskingum College and attended Kent State University. Mrs. Hudgeon taught school in Northfield, Painesville and Bedford.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, John Hudgeon of Rockynol; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Allen Roseman of Bedford and Frances and Harry Lanham of Seville; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Leslie.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Armstrong Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville. The Rev. Helen Dekker will officiate.
Burial: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Northfield-Macedonia 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 charity of one's choice or Seville United Presbyterian Church, 101 Center St., Seville, 44273.

Benjamin Kovach
Benjamin Kovach, 82, passed away Friday, June 18, 1999.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
He was the beloved husband of Mary (nee McCauley) of Broadview Heights; dear father of Benjamin G. (Lisa) of North Royalton and Bonnie (Patrick) Coughlin of Westfield; grandfather of Patrick, Caitlin, Frederick and Ian; and brother of Ethel Farkas and Steven.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Arthur and Peter; and sisters, Rose and Elizabeth.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Independence Presbyterian Church, 6624 Public Square.
Interment: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Donald A. Faulhaber Funeral Home, 7915 Broadview Road (at Sprague).

Gordon D. Stewart
Gordon D. "Scotty" Stewart, 71, of Brunswick, passed away at his residence Tuesday, after a long illness.
He was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Springfield, Mass., the son of the late Albert and Fayolyn Stewart. Mr. Stewart was an auto mechanic for more than 40 years. He taught auto mechanics at the Medina County Career Center and Polaris Joint Vocational School. He was a member of Medina 2 meter group and his call letters were W8DHF. He also belonged to Medina Burning River Traffic Net and was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Mr. Stewart was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (nee Gerenday), whom he married Nov. 7, 1945; sons, Douglas (Nancy) of Napa, Calif., James (Nancy) of Westminster, Calif., Richard of Brunswick, Robert of Toledo and David (Therese) of North Olmsted; daughters, Louise of Medina and Michele (Duane) Kuehn of North Royalton; sister, Jean Gerenday of Cleveland; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Father Robert Hilkert will officiate.
Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg.

Rita L. Turchetto
Rita L. Turchetto, 67, of Brunswick, died Monday, June 21, 1999, in Medina.
She was born Dec. 2, 1931, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 32 years. Mrs. Turchetto was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Turchetto of Brunswick; daughters, Dianne (Tom) Kerney of Valley City and Judith Rundle of Brunswick; sons, Ray (Ann) Turchetto of Brunswick and John (Brigitte) Turchetto of Las Vegas; grandchildren, Adam, Kevin, Rebecca, Kayla and Kristin; sister, Genevieve Overman of Medina; brothers, John (Betty) Ciryak of Avon Lake, Tom Ciryak of Lakewood and Donald (Rose) Ciryak of Parma.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1600 Pearl Road, Brunswick, 44212.


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