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Jay Easton
Jay Easton, 85, of Seville, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at Magnolia Health Care Center, Wadsworth, following a period of declining health.
He was born Nov. 19, 1913, in Seville to Leonard and Margaret (Bell) Easton. Mr. Easton was a graduate of Seville High School. He retired from Akron Products in Seville and previously worked at Lodi Sand and Gravel. Following retirement he worked at Truck Stops of America in Seville.
He was a member of Seville United Methodist Church, Guilford Grange, and a life member of Medina Moose Lodge. He made his home in Seville all of his life and was active in sheep shearing for more than 60 years.
He is survived by his children, twins, Marvin (Linda) Easton of Seville and Martha (Bud) Giet of Burbank, Ronald Easton, Allan Easton, and Lynn (Sally) Easton, all of Wooster; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Irene) Easton of Medina and Roger (Sandy) Easton of Seville.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston. The Rev. Philip Wilden will officiate.
Burial: Seville Mound Hill Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256, or to Seville-Guilford Emergency Medical Squad, 6 Spring St., Seville, 44273.

Florian S. Bolek
Florian S. Bolek, 61, of Brunswick, died Thursday, July 8, 1999.
He was born Sept. 11, 1937, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for many years. He enjoyed being a private pilot.
Mr. Bolek was employed as a freight handler for American Airlines for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Bolek is survived by his son, Nicholas Bolek (fiancée Kandy) of Lakewood; stepdaughter, Deborah (Curtis) Casto of North Olmsted; sister, Marsha Bolek; brothers, Frank, Steve and Marty; and former spouse, Sharonalvin.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Burial: Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Elizabeth A. Opal
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Opal, 86, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, July, 7, 1999, at Life Care Center of Medina.
She was born Feb. 9, 1913, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident of 15 years. She was a member of Brunswick Senior Club. Mrs. Opal was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughter, Arlene (Al) Kosh of Valley City; daughter-in-law, Diane Opal; brother, Steve Rigo of North Olmsted; sister, Gizella Gnandt of Florida; granddaughters, Michele Balint and Danielle Romanonski; and grandson, Russell Opal.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; son, Roger; sister, Emma Fullerman; and parents, Stephen and Barbara Rigo.
Service: 11 a.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: All Saints Cemetery, Northfield.

Delight M. Stidd
Delight M. Stidd, 73, of Medina, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 9, 1999, at home with her family.
She was born Feb. 15, 1926, in Fort Wayne, Ind., and was a Medina County resident for 20 years. She was a former member of the Eagles and Pythian Sisters. Mrs. Stidd enjoyed being with her family and was loved by many. She was self-employed and retired for many years.
She is survived by her daughter, Beatrice Clark of Medina; grandchildren, Ronda (Al) Smelko and Kimberly (Bob) Metek; great-grandchildren, Amanda and Brad Gaines, and Shelby Metek; sisters, Edna (Chuck) Spencer, Mae Gillihan, Belle (Alton) Price, Betty Panesky, MaryAnn (Dave) Wachalec, Glenna (Ed) Hansen and Patricia (Pat) Knittle; brothers, Matt, Dale (Sherry), Tom (Donna), Daryl (Denise) and Angus; sister-in-law, Dorothy Angus; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Beatrice (Piatt) Angus; brothers, Charles, Franklin and James Angus; and son-in-law, James Clark.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Pastor Don Poest will officiate.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, 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 Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.

Eileen Manley Wilson
Eileen Manley Wilson, 67, of Medina, died Friday, July 9, 1999, in Medina.
She was born April 2, 1932, in Midland, Md., and was a Medina County resident for many years. Mrs. Wilson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, William P. Wilson Jr. of Medina; sons, William P. Wilson of Germany and Timothy J. (Pamela) Wilson of Dublin, Ohio; daughter, Sandra (Christopher) Hertz of Medina; and grandchildren, Brandi, Christin, Elizabeth, Patrick and Edward.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).

George L. Maag
George L. Maag, 62, died Saturday, July 10, 1999.
He was a resident of Sharon Center for 39 years. He retired from the U.S. Navy and Air National Guard with 27 years of service. Mr. Maag also retired from Babcock & Wilcox with 33 years of service. He was a lieutenant on the Sharon Township Fire Department, where he served as chief fire inspector. Mr. Maag was a past member of Barberton Elks Lodge and a member of United Fellowship Club.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Shirley; son, Bradley; daughter, Sherry; and brother, Ken.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oris and Lois; and brother, Dick.
Memorial service: 4 p.m. today at Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton.
Visiting hours: 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sharon Township Firemen's Association.

Robert G. Clark
Robert G. Clark, 74, of Medina, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, in Cleveland.
He was born Dec. 3, 1924, in Pennsylvania. Mr. Clark was retired from Nestaway in Garfield Heights, where he was a tool and die maker.
He is survived by his mother, Sara Clark (nee Morgan); daughters, Jacqueline (Gary) Talley of Medina and Denise (Austin) Lesea of California; brother, William Clark of Pennsylvania; sisters, June Shira of Oregon and Shirley Glad and Betty Polish, both of Pennsylvania; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Clark (nee Utlak); father, Clarence Clark; and son, Barry Clark.
Service: Noon today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (River Styx Road and state Route 18).
Burial: All Saints Cemetery, Northfield.
Visiting hours: 10:30 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home.

Joseph C. DiLeonardo
Joseph C. DiLeonardo, 64, of Avon Lake, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at St. John West Shore Hospital in Westlake.
He was born in Watertown, N.Y., and lived in Cleveland for many years, prior to moving to Avon Lake in 1978. Mr. DiLeonardo operated a Sunoco gas station and garage when he lived in Cleveland. He retired from Pepsi in Cleveland, due to health reasons.
He is survived by his mother, Mary DiLeonardo of Valley City; brother, Frank (Marilyn) DiLeonardo of Valley City; sisters, Nena (Paul) Kaschalk and Mary Ann (Wayne) Schneider, both of Avon Lake; eight nieces and nephews; and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank.
Funeral mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Martin Catholic Church, 1824 Station Road, Valley City. The Rev. Thomas Dunphy will officiate.
Burial: St. Martin Church Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. (bridge out south of funeral home, road open from north.)
At Joe's request, please no flowers.

Isabelle D. Hlivak
Isabelle D. Hlivak, 90, of Westfield Center, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at Evergreen Care Center in Medina.
She was born in Gates, Pa., and was a member of Merrick Senior Center in Cleveland and St. James Lutheran Church in Cleveland. She was employed as a nurse's aide.
She is survived by her brother, M. Thomas Hrivnak of Albuquerque, N.M.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; parents, Joseph and Catherine Hrivnak; brothers, John, Joseph and Andrew Hrivnak; and sister, Helen Harvey.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview Road, Cleveland. The Rev. Paul Hoffman will officiate.
Burial: Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ripepi Funeral Home, 5762 Pearl Road, Parma.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview Road, Cleveland.

James A. Love
James A. Love, 62, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999.
He was born Aug. 12, 1936, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for five years. He was employed as a foreman for MTD Industries. Mr. Love served in the U.S. Navy and was involved in model railroading, the Moose Lodge and the Eagles.
He is survived by his fiancee, Sandra J. Bruce of Brunswick; sons, James D. (Linda) Love of Wickliffe, Michael W. (Kim) Love of Mentor and John A. (Kandi) Love of Willowick; daughters, Debra A. Breeden of Cincinnati and Christine T. Osterman of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, James Jr., Justin, Mark, Nicholas, Russ, Tiffany, Timothy, Heather, John, Jeremy, Matthew and Rileigh; sister, Susan Love (Schmolz) of Parma; half sister, Joan Wood; half brothers, Frederick, Dave and Don Love; and aunts, Helene and Betty Semancek, both of Parma.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Knollwood Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.

James C. Bogard Sr.
James C. Bogard Sr., 58, of Norwalk, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 17, 1999, while at work at Armstrong Air Conditioning in Bellevue.
He was born Oct. 3, 1940, in Racine, Ohio, raised in Medina and was a Norwalk resident for 25 years. He was a welder for 30 years at Armstrong. He, his father and three brothers also owned and operated C.E. Bogard & Sons Marble Factory in Cairo, W.Va. Mr. Bogard graduated from Medina High School in 1959 and was a member of UAW 1623, Bellevue. He attended Sandusky Alliance Church and enjoyed Southern gospel music. Mr. Bogard was an avid hunter and enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (nee Sarr), whom he married Nov. 11, 1964; daughters, Mrs. James (Jodi) Van Meter and Julie Bogard, both of Norwalk; son and daughter-in-law, James C. "Bo" Jr. and Kelly Bogard of North Fort Myers, Fla.; eight grandchildren; father, Clayton E. Bogard of Long Bottom, Ohio; brothers, Joseph Bogard of Cape Coral, Fla., Jack Bogard of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Jerry Bogard of Racine; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosalie (nee Palmer) Bogard; and brother, Jeff Bogard.
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kubach-Smith Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. The Rev. Doug Lang, pastor of Sandusky Alliance Church, will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bogard Family in care of the funeral home.

Lauraette Sedgwick Duke
Lauraette Sedgwick Duke, 93, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 16, 1999, at Samaritan Care Center, after a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 16, 1906, in St. Louis, Mo. After graduating from Medina High School in 1924, at the head of her class in scholarship, she taught grade school in Litchfield and Weymouth schools. She married O.C. Duke in 1928, having just celebrated their 71st anniversary July 7. They raised three children, Ronald, Marilyn and Verjean.
She was a very active member of Medina First Baptist Church, where she played the organ and piano. She also volunteered at Medina General Hospital. In the community, Mrs. Duke was involved in Clytean Club, Poe Farm Bureau Council and in the naming of Lake Medina.
She is survived by her husband, O.C. Duke; son, Ronald Duke; daughter, Marilyn (Frank) Ehrman; grandchildren, David, Christine, Linda, Mark, Clark, Daniel, Rhonda and Erin; many great-grandchildren; and nephew, Jim Sedgwick of Peoria, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Verjean; and brothers, Edwin and Morris Sedgwick.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. William Cunningham will officiate.
Interment: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256; or Medina First Baptist Church, 3646 Medina Road, Medina, 44256.

Evelyn R. Homan
Evelyn R. Homan, 81, of Brunswick, died Saturday, July 17, 1999, in Cleveland.
She was born Oct. 8, 1917, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 41 years. She was a secretary at CNA Insurance for 23 years. Mrs. Homan was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Richard M. Homan of Brunswick; daughter (twin), Jeanne Homan of Brunswick; son (twin), Jeffrey Homan of Creston; and grandchildren, Jeffrey, Tony and Pam.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Eleanor McCaskey; and brothers, Clarence, Herbert, Carl and Walter Lipkowski.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3250 W. Market St., Suite 304, Akron, 44333.

Cody R. Jones
Cody Ryan Jones, 2, of Brunswick, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron.
He was born in Medina and was a Medina County resident for two years.
He is survived by his mother, Caroline Jones of Brunswick; sister, Cassie Dawn Jones of Brunswick; grandmother, Marilyn Jones of Chippewa Lake; and uncles, Wayne and Joe Jones.
He was preceded in death by his grandpop, Edward Jones.
Service: 11 a.m. today at Armstrong Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville. Father Mike Wittman will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Earl C. Drayer
Earl C. Drayer, 86, of Seville, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at Apostolic Christian Home in Rittman, following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 26, 1913, in Wayne County, to Charles Lewis and Amanda May (Stauffer) Drayer. Mr. Drayer retired from the Packaging Corp. of America in Rittman in 1978, following nearly 30 years of service. He made his home on a small farm on Hulbert Road since 1960.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Lance, whom he married June 26, 1954; children, Betty (Carl) Zdelar of Lodi, Margaret Sampson of Wisconsin, David (Pat) Drayer of Akron, Kathy (Marvin) Cook of Seville, James Drayer of Barberton and Connie (Kenny) Harger of Sterling; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Mildred Boreman of Wooster.
He was preceded in death by his son, Earl Jr.; and sisters, Leta Woods and Doris McFadden
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston. The Rev. LeeAnn Dunlap will officiate.
Burial: Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clayton A. Mole
Clayton Albert Mole, 84, of Columbia Station, passed away Monday, July 19, 1999, after a short illness.
He was born Jan. 1, 1915, in Grafton Township and lived in the area all his life. Mr. Mole was a member of Holy Name Society of the Immaculate Conception Church in Grafton, where he was also a member. He was a charter member of Grafton Township Volunteer Fire Department and a former school board member of Belden School. Mr. Mole was a substitute rural mail carrier and a basketball star at Belden School. He was a farmer all his life. Mr. Mole was a former milk hauler and member of Lorain County Farm Bureau 7D.
He is survived by his daughters, Martha Tansey of Wakeman and Mary Kowalski of Grafton; daughter-in-law, Karen Mole of Lagrange; sons, David of Polk, Michael of Chatham, Ronald of Grafton, Robert of West Salem and Martin of Columbia Station; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters, Kathryn and Marguerite Mole, both of Grafton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona (Toots), in 1994; parents, Bert and Gertrude; and son, James, in 1997.
Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church in Grafton. Father Robert R. Vieweg, pastor, will officiate.
Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Grafton.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Blackburn Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Carl E. Cart
Carl E. Cart, 64, of Medina, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Harrison, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for 40 years. Mr. Cart worked at Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant 1 in the Dyno Tech Dept. for 39 years before retiring. He was an avid NASCAR race fan and auto show enthusiast. He served in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Shelby (nee Murphy) Cart, to whom he was married 45 years; daughters, Sheridan Knoch of Seville and Carla Cart of Rittman; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy (Chuck) Jacobs of Seville and Georgia (Rick) McDonald of Medina; son and daughter-in-law, Brett (Joyce) Cart of Creston; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister and friend, Donna Richardson and Robert Butcher, both of Summersville, W.Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Betty (Wally) Humphries of Virginia Beach, Va., and Pearl (Doyle) Waggoner of Summersville; sister, Diana Smallwood of Fort Myers, Fla.; nephew, Jack (Joann) Cart of Melbourne, Fla.; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and a host of special friends.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Richard Powers will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Shirley A. Mitchell
Shirley Ann Mitchell (nee Riemer), 61, of Lodi, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, in Lodi.
She was born March 3, 1938, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 15 years. Mrs. Mitchell enjoyed Bible study, sewing and being a seamstress, gardening, cooking and baking. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her daughters, Cheryl (Jim) Vopata of Lodi, Karen (Richard) Harnocz of Garfield Heights and Barbara (Edward) Richnavsky of Brunswick; brother, Robert (Dianne) Riemer of Lyndhurst; sister, Bonnie (James) Malloy of Broadview Heights; and grandchildren, Laurie, Amanda, Aaron, Ryan and Brooke.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; and parents, Arthur and Georgiana (Brotan) Riemer.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road, (state Route 18 at River Styx Road). The Rev. Chris Cahill will officiate.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sylvia E. Singer
Sylvia Eileen (nee Combs) Singer, 79, of Niceville, Fla., died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
She was born in Athens, Ohio, to James and Mazie (Hosington) Combs and was a Medina County resident for 40 years. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Shalimar, Fla. She worked as a nurse for 35 years, starting her career at Medina General Hospital the first year it opened. After retiring, she became very active in the hospital's Senior Auxiliary and Red Cross. She moved to Florida in 1990. She was very active with the Sharing & Caring Volunteer Group.
She is survived by her son, Carl (Janet) Singer of Ashland; daughters, Marilou (Robert) Phillip of Medina and Lola (Donald) Phillip of Niceville; grandchildren, Brian (Kathy) Singer of Medina, Jeff Singer of Westerville, Ohio, Valerie (Calvin) Phillip-Smith of Vilseck, Germany, and Sherrie (Harold) Roach of Seville; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Nick, Lindsey and Christopher; and aunt, Laura (Hosington) Hummel of Largo, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William, four months ago; son, Kenneth; daughter, Evelyn; grandson, Bruce Singer; brothers, William, Dennie and Homer; and sisters, Mildred Contrell, Dorothy Mingus, Lola Messner and Marcella Combs.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Kenneth Braun will officiate.
Burial: Green Hoe Cemetery, York Township.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Donations may be given in lieu of flowers to the family for a memorial for Sylvia.

Alice E. Langsdon
Alice E. Langsdon, 92, of Medina, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Evergreen Care & Rehab Center in Medina.
She was born in Mogadore and was a Medina County resident for many years. Mrs. Langsdon was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and Altar Guild and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Langsdon is survived by her grandson, Jim Moore of Stow.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark W.; daughter, Jacqueline Moore; and son, Mark W. Jr.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Church Cemetery, Medina. Father Stephen Kaminski will officiate.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Danny L. Adkins
Danny Lee Adkins, 38, of Valley City, died Friday, July 23, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Berea and was a lifelong resident of Medina County. He graduated from Buckeye High School in 1979 and was a hoist operator at Ford Motor Co. in Brook Park. Mr. Adkins enjoyed camping and sports, especially the Cleveland Indians and Browns.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Ann; sons, Jacob, Vincent, Erik and Silas; parents, Bill and Evelyn Adkins of Valley City; brothers, Bill Adkins of Akron and West Davis of Cincinnati; sisters, Altona Cook of Akron and Charlotte Reynolds of Decatur, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Poe United Methodist Church, 5712 Wadsworth Road, Medina. The Rev. Richard Thewlis will officiate.
A private interment will be held at Eastlawn Memory Garden in Brunswick.
Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City, is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth D. Birch
Kenneth D. Birch, 51, of Brunswick, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born July 24, 1947, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for many years. He was a tinner at General Motors in Parma. Mr. Birch enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his sons, Michael A. House of Cleveland, Kenneth D. (Peggy) Birch, Adam C. (Jessica) Birch and James M. (Angela Faulkner) Birch, all of Brunswick; daughters, Diane L. (Randy) Yarina and Shari A. (Tom) Webb, both of Brunswick; adopted son, Jeramie (Buckwheat) Gedetsis of Brunswick; sisters, Sarah Dennis of Maple Heights and Edna Powers of Cleveland; brothers, Larry Birch of North Ridgeville and Ron Birch of Sharon Center; and 16 grandchildren.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71). Roger Biada will officiate.
Burial: Maple Hills Cemetery, Hinckley Township.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in his memory in care of the funeral home.

Rudolph J. Foster
Rudolph J. Foster, 83, of Medina, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Evergreen Care Center in Medina.
He was born in Heilwood, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for 22 years. Mr. Foster was a member of Harvest Presbyterian Church and F&A.M. Lake Erie Lodge. He was a superintendent of production for Frit Plant-Ferro Corp. and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Foster (nee Schleicher) of Medina, to whom he was married for 61 years; sons, Ronald (LaVerne) Foster of Parma, Robert (Vicki) Foster of Rocky River and Russell (Lenore) Foster of Cleveland; grandchildren, Kirk, Sherry (Scott) Husak, Timothy, Joseph, Eric and John Hudelson; and great-grandchild, Joshua Husak.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Irene Kray; and brother, Charles.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Pastor Mike VanArsdale will officiate.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 403 W. Washington St., Medina, 44256.

Bernard J. Kenealy Jr.
Bernard J. "Bert" Kenealy Jr., 83, of Medina, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Piedmont, W.Va., and was a lifetime Medina County resident. Mr. Kenealy was a charter member of Medina Eagles 2224, Medina Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. He was an avid bowler, with five perfect games. He worked for the Medina County Highway Department and was a carpenter. Mr. Kenealy was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served with the 334th Infantry and was the recipient of the Purple Heart.
He is survived by his daughter, Michele L. (Michael) Sailer of Westfield Center; grandsons, Michael and Matthew; and very close friends, neighbors and golf buddies.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise (Sis Potts), to whom he was married 45 years.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Jerald Baker will officiate.
Burial: York Township Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 114, Brunswick, 44212.

Gloria G. Markiewicz
Gloria G. Markiewicz "Marks" (nee Calta), 72, of Chippewa Lake, formerly of Brunswick, died Friday, July 23, 1999, in Fairview.
She was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Cleveland and lived in Brunswick for 22 years and Chippewa Lake for 22 years. She was an avid bowler, golfer and enjoyed painting on canvas. Mrs. Markiewicz was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Markiewicz of Chippewa Lake, whom she married May 11, 1946; son, Gordon (Lorraine) Markiewicz of Medina; daughter, Barbara Church of Chippewa Lake; sister, Patricia (Robert) Kulozy of Florida; grandchildren, Sean, Heidi, Traci, Aaron and Adam; and great-grandchildren, Amanda, Payton and Abigail.
Service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. George Gribben will officiate.
Visiting hours: 6 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Chippewa Lake Emergency Medical Service; or the Kidney Foundation of Medina County, P.O. Box 114, Brunswick, 44212.


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