Miscellaneous Medina County, Ohio Obituaries

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John Francek
John Francek, 68, of Brunswick, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at his residence.
He was born March 3, 1930, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for many years. He was a member of UAW Local 1250, Brook Park, and Bennett Corners Community United Methodist Church and men's club. Mr. Francek was retired from Ford Motor Co. in Brook Park. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his son, John (Cynthia) Francek of Brunswick; daughter, Lynn Francek of Wooster; and grandchildren, John and Amy Francek.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenora.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Barry Wolfe will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donald E. Fugate
Donald E. Fugate, 80, of Medina, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, Aug. 10, 1998.
He was born Aug. 27, 1917, in Joplin, Mo., and was a Medina County resident for five years. Mr. Fugate was a member of Harvest Time Assembly of God, Brunswick, and Masonic Order, Joplin, Mo. He was active in church choral music and served as choir director. Mr. Fugate was a retired accountant from Reynolds Metals of Richmond, Va. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Fugate is survived by his daughters, Beverly (Craig) Pearson of Medina and Lauri Fugate of Richmond; brother, James Fugate of Farmers Branch, Texas; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; and son, Michael.
Services were held at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel. Further services will be held at Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home.
Burial: Dale Cemetery, Chesterfield, Va.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Time Assembly of God, 1790 W. 130th St., Brunswick 44212.

Anna Gentilli
Anna Gentilli (nee Warholyk), 85, passed away.
She was the loving mother of Phillip (Lois) and David (Michaelene); grandmother of Tracy, David Jr., Brian, Sherie and Joy; and sister of Ted Warholyk and Pauline Sofo.
Mrs. Gentilli was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip F.; and siblings, Andrew, Adam, William, Nicholas, John, Alex and Michael Warholyk and Mary Sanuk.
Mass of Christian Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Charles Borromeo Church.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Ripepi Funeral Home, 5762 Pearl Road (at Snow Road).

Maynard J. Eby
Maynard Jack Eby, 68, of Wadsworth, died Friday, Aug. 14, 1998, at the Cleveland Clinic, after a brief illness.
Mr. Eby was born in Seville and resided in Wadsworth most of his life. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and head coach of the Browns Pee Wee Football Team for five years. Mr. Eby was plant manager for Parker-Hannifin, retiring in 1995 with 30 years of service. He was previously employed at Sun Radio & Clark Joy Co.
Mr. Eby is survived by his wife, Patricia (nee Reynolds), to whom he would have been married 42 years on Aug. 18; son and daughter-in-law, David and Sherrie of New Concord; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Andy Durkin of Shelby; grandchildren, Josh, Jack, Jenny, Katie and Kristen; and sister, Jewel McClelland of Mayo, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Maynard Joseph and Lenna; and brother, James.
Mass of Christian Burial: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 272 Broad St., Wadsworth. Please meet at church.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth.
Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the Arthritis Foundation.

Madeline M. Mellert
Madeline M. Mellert, 79, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998, at Arbors at Canton.
She was born Sept. 7, 1918, in Parkman, Ohio, and was a Medina County resident for 53 years. Her interests included memberships to Pythian Sisters Lodge and Eastern Star. She was a volunteer for Medina General Hospital, Meals on Wheels and enjoyed bowling and playing golf. She was a former member of Medina United Methodist Church and King's Daughter. Mrs. Mellert was a homemaker and served as president of Free Oil Co. from 1974 to 1976.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Jeffrey) Sugden of Medina; son, Ronald G. Mellert of Medina; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Raymond Dolezal and Mrs. Anthony Dolezal; nieces and nephews, Warren G. and Bunny Barr, Jay and Faith Cutler, Julie Fisher, Jacque Wolf, Mark and Patty Dolezal and Linda and Lee Silvernail; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E.; and six sisters and brothers.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. James Patterson will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Ray Mellert Park Memorial Fund c/o FirstMerit Bank Trust Department, 39 Public Square, Medina 44256.

Warren A. Olson
Warren A. Olson, 77, of Lodi, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998, at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland.
He was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Cleveland. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where he served as finance director. He was a foreman for Cleveland Pnuematic Tool, worked for the Society of the Blind and was a Lodi council member. Mr. Olson served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his daughter, Chris (Hank) Friscone of Medina; granddaughters, Susan (Steve) Hutchins and Sharon and Melissa Friscone; grandsons, Patrick Friscone IS2, U.S. Navy, and Michael and Joseph Friscone; great-granddaughter, Leah Hutchins; and great-grandson, Sammy Hutchins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta; children, Dennis, Douglas and Sharon; sister, Nancy; and brother, Lester.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Ronald Wearsch will officiate.
There will be no visiting hours.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Danny Thomas, St. Judes Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Margarette E. Willis
Margaret Elizabeth Willis, 51, of Leavittsburg, died Friday, Aug. 14, 1998, at her residence, following a brief battle with cancer.
She was born July 5, 1947, in Cleveland to Ralph Anderson and Mary (Bolger) Anderson. Mrs. Willis was a resident of Leavittsburg for 1½ years and a resident of Garrettsville for 15 years. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed crafts, but loved spending time with her children and grandchildren most of all.
She is survived by her husband, Steven Willis, whom she married March 12, 1981; mother, Mary (Bolger) Anderson of Burton; daughters, Michelle Mattes of Chicago, Theresa Cumberledge of Leavittsburg and Renee Snyder of Jacksonville, Fla.; brothers, Ralph Anderson Jr. of Wyoming, Jim and Michael Anderson, both of Burton, Dennis Anderson of Chardon and Thomas Anderson of Newbury; sisters, Sharon Truesdell of Dublin, Patty Kurzawa of Burton and Barbara Thomas of Medina; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Anderson; and son, Richard S. Willis, who died Nov. 25, 1991.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson, Golden Rule Funeral Home, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville. The Rev. Peter King will officiate.
Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Munson.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Material contributions may be made to Hope Lodge (American Cancer Society), 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland 44106.

H. Louise Bradway
H. Louise Bradway, 102, of Medina, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, in Medina.
She was born June 2, 1896, in Richfield and was a Medina County resident for 80 years. Mrs. Bradway was a member of Eastern Star Lodge, Pythian Sisters of Medina and the United Methodist Church. She was an avid bridge player and had been a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Stanley "Stan" Bradway of Medina; granddaughter, Kristina High of Medina; great-grandson, Brett High of Medina; and son-in-law, George High of Medina.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert F.; and daughter, June High.
Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Jim Patterson will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256; or Community Service Center, 655 N. Broadway St., Medina 44256.

Howard A. Hoffard
Howard A. Hoffard, 63, of Medina, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, in Medina.
He was born Sept. 12, 1934, in Greensboro, N.C., and was a member of Medina Church of Christ. He was a retired custodian for Gowe Printing.
Mr. Hoffard is survived by his aunt, Alfreda Layne of Akron.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ezra Hoffard; and mother, Florine (nee Hayes).
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Medina County Home. The Rev. James Duty will officiate.
There will be a private family service at York Cemetery.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Madeline M. Mellert
Madeline M. Mellert, 79, of Medina, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998, at Arbors at Canton.
She was born Sept. 7, 1918, in Parkman, Ohio, and was a Medina County resident for 53 years. She was a member of Pythian Sisters Lodge, Eastern Star and Medina General Hospital Auxiliary. She was a volunteer for Medina General and Meals on Wheels and enjoyed bowling and playing golf. She was a former member of Medina United Methodist Church and King's Daughters. Mrs. Mellert was a homemaker and served as president of the Free Oil Co. from 1974 to 1976.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Jeffrey) Sugden of Medina; son, Ronald G. Mellert of Medina; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Raymond Dolezal and Mrs. Anthony Dolezal; nieces and nephews, Warren G. and Bunny Barr, Jay and Faith Cutler, Julie Fisher, Jacque Wolf, Mark and Patty Dolezal, and Linda and Lee Silvernail; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E.; and six sisters and brothers.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. James Patterson will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
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 Ray Mellert Park Memorial Fund c/o FirstMerit Bank Trust Department, 39 Public Square, Medina 44256.

Warren A. Olson
Warren A. Olson, 77, of Lodi, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998, at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland.
He was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Cleveland. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where he served as finance director. He was a foreman for Cleveland Pneumatic Tool, worked for the Society of the Blind and was a Lodi council member. Mr. Olson served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his daughter, Chris (Hank) Friscone of Medina; granddaughters, Susan (Steve) Hutchins and Sharon and Melissa Friscone; grandsons, Patrick Friscone IS2, U.S. Navy, and Michael and Joseph Friscone; great-granddaughter, Leah Hutchins; and great-grandson, Sammy Hutchins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta; children, Dennis, Douglas and Sharon; sister, Nancy; and brother, Lester.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Ronald Wearsch will officiate.
There will be no visiting hours.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Danny Thomas St. Judes Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Thomas A. Shifflett
Thomas A. Shifflett, 25, of Creston, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998, at his residence.
He was born March 30, 1973, in Manassas, Va., and was a forklift operator for Sandridge Food Corp.
Mr. Shifflett is survived by his parents, Robert and Sharon (Johnson) Shifflett of King George, Va.; wife, Teresa M. Shifflett of Creston; daughter, Heaven Brandi Mae Shifflett of Creston; and sister, Lisa Shifflett of Caroline, Va.
Service: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mullins & Thompson Stafford Chapel, 186 Shelton Shop Road, Fredericksburg, Va.
Burial: Stafford Memorial Park.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

H. Louise Bradway
H. Louise Bradway, 102, of Medina, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, in Medina.
She was born June 2, 1896, in Richfield and was a Medina County resident for 80 years. Mrs. Bradway was a member of Eastern Star Lodge, Pythian Sisters of Medina and the United Methodist Church. She was an avid bridge player and had been a homemaker.
Mrs. Bradway is survived by her son, Stanley "Stan" Bradway of Medina; granddaughter, Kristina High of Medina; great-grandson, Brett High of Medina; and son-in-law, George High of Medina.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert F.; and daughter, June High.
Service: 2 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Jim Patterson will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256; or Community Service Center, 655 N. Broadway St., Medina 44256.

Robert P. Curry
Robert P. Curry, 77, of Medina, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, in Medina.
He was born Nov. 27, 1920, in Greensburg, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for six years. He was a stone cutter for the city of Lakewood for 23 years. Mr. Curry had served in the Army Air Corps in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Anna (Zalak) Curry of Medina; son, Richard (Cathy) Curry of Medina; granddaughter, Shawn Curry of Medina; and sister, Jane Ferranti.
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert in 1981; parents, Phillip and Alice (Osterwise) Curry; and 14 brothers and sisters.
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Brunswick Chapel, (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jenipher L. Irvin
Jenipher L. Irvin, 92, of Medina, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born Jan. 19, 1905, in Dayton, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for 16 years. She had been a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Charles H. Irvin II of Medina; daughter, Helen I. Owens of Medina; granddaughters, Jenipher Hickman of Philadelphia, Marilyn Johnson of St. Charles, Mo., and Elizabeth Larson of Madison, Wis.; grandsons, William and Robert Irvin and Stephen Owens, all of Medina; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William P.
Private family services will be held in Indiana, Pa.
Burial: Oakland Cemetery.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of local arrangements.

Zdzislaw Kotowicz
Zdzislaw Kotowicz, 66, of Lodi, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, at his residence.
Mr. Kotowicz was born in Poland and was a Medina County resident for many years. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and worked for United Tube in Medina as a tool and die maker.
Mr. Kotowicz is survived by his wife, Jadwiga (nee Kozlowski) of Lodi; son, Mark Kotowicz of Rittman; daughter, Elizabeth Paszt of Medina; brother, Chester Kotowicz of Florida; sisters, Christine Botfa of Mayfield and Wladyslawa Kozicki of Australia; and grandchildren, Brent, Ryan and Timothy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Piotr and Janina Kotowicz.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Stephen Kaminski will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18 and River Styx Road).

Kate B. Thompson
Kate B. Thompson, 89, of Medina, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 5, 1909, in Tupelo, Miss., and was a Medina County resident for 10 years, previously living in Memphis, Tenn. She had been a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Neil W. Thompson of Medina; daughter, Ann T. (William) Lucas of Medina; granddaughters, Mary Kate (Frank) Cureton of Medina and Laura Ann Lucas of Strongsville; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Emma Cureton of Medina.
Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Burial: Memphis Memorial Park, Memphis.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Darrell R. Wisniewski
Darrell R. Wisniewski, 55, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
He was born July 7, 1945, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for four years. He was a member of Plumber Union Local 55, previously of Cleveland. Mr. Wisniewski was a shop manager at Steingass Mechanical Contracting of Medina.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene Wisniewski of Brunswick; loving children, Tina Jones of Tennessee, Kimberly Costanzo of Georgia, Sherri Yahnert of Cleveland, Joseph Wisniewski of Willoughby, Selete Wisniewski of Lorain, Brian Slover of Cleveland, Lisa Wisniewski of Cleveland, Richelle Wisniewski of Brunswick, Christa Wisniewski of Brunswick, Patrick Wisniewski of Brunswick; stepfather, Bill Hoffman of Cleveland; sisters, Dena Hoffman and Darlene Kern, both of Cleveland, Donna Kern of Pennsylvania and Darla Baker of Lakewood; and many grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lornora Hoffman; son, Darrell; brother, Dale Hoffman; and sister, Jackie Hoffman.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ethel McElroy
Ethel McElroy (nee Farnsworth), 98, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, at the Magnolia Care and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Wadsworth where she was a lifelong resident. Mrs. McElroy was a member of the Wadsworth United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Grandmothers Club where she served as chaplain for 25 years. She also quilted with the River Styx Cemetery Association Ladies.
She is survived by her daughters, Elva Gordon of Rittman, Ruby (Mrs. Ken) Rasor of Wadsworth; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; stepson, Herbert; 13 brothers and sisters.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. Rev. James D. Foster will officiate.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wadsworth United Methodist Church, 195 Broad St., Wadsworth, OH 44281 or the charity of ones choice.

Frances B. Morlock
Mrs. Frances B. Morlock, 71, passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 1998 .
Mrs. Morlock is survived by her husband, Donald Morlock of San Antonio, Tx.; and brother, Fred Connor of Westfield, Ma.
Service: 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the Southside Funeral Home Chapel, San Antonio.
Interment: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

LaVerne D. Piovarchy
LaVerne D. Piovarchy, 68, of Valley City died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.
She was born in Cleveland and had resided in Valley City since 1952. Mrs. Piovarchy was a homemaker and very well noted for her cooking and baking. Her love of life evolved around her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Charles whom she was married for 49 years; children, Charles (Susan) Piovarchy of Chippewa Lake, Karen (Donald) Culler of Valley City, Christopher (Denise) Piovarchy of Valley City, Celeste (Carl) Scheutzow of Brunswick, Gerard (Mary) Piovarchy of Elyria, and Bernadette (Michael) Gross of Grafton; ten grandchildren, Kariann, Karelyn, Donald, Nicholas, Jonathan, Christopher, Adam, Tyler, Stephen and Bradley; and brother, Robert Foster of Mansfield.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Clifton Foster; and sisters, Betty Jean and Delores Foster.
Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Martin of Tours, 1824 Station Rd., Valley City.
Burial: Eastlawn Cemetery, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Rd., Valley City.


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