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Scott R. Blakeway
Scott R. Blakeway, 41, of Brunswick, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, in Brunswick.
He was born Feb. 11, 1958, in Euclid and was a Medina County resident for many years. He was employed as retail manager for Dick's Sporting Goods at Southland Shopping Center, Middleburg Heights. Mr. Blakeway was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Scherer (nee Bernhardt) Blakeway of Brunswick; daughter, Nicole L. Blakeway of Brunswick; stepsons, Rudy K. (Judy) Scherer and Randy J. Scherer (fiancé Jennifer Pollack), both of Brunswick, and Ryan S. (Trisha) Scherer of North Royalton; mother and stepfather, Ruth and Clyde Horn of Chesterland; father and mother-in-law, Louis and Frances Bernhardt of Parma; grandson, Taylor; brother, Wally (Debbie) Blakeway of Aurora; aunt, Charlene Koliha; and many nieces and nephews.
Service: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Hazel L. Lyon
Hazel L. Lyon, 71, of Medina, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at Medina General Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 5, 1928, in Olive Hill, Ky., to Joseph and Edna Bowling Holbrook. Mrs. Lyon resided in Medina most of her life, where she was employed by the Medina County Sheriff's Department for 12 years before retiring in 1996.
She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Palidar of Medina and Tracy Parsons of West Salem; son, Paul (Judy) of Medina; grandchildren, Eddie, Amy and Chris; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Leah and Catherine; sister, Naomi Stamper of Creston; and brother, Carmel Holbrook of Grayson, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jack; two brothers; and two sisters.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. The Rev. Rebecca Belt will officiate.
Burial: Mallet Creek Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Michael R. Mileto
Michael R. Mileto, 44, of Rittman, died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
He was born in Logan County, W.Va., and resided in Rittman for 15 years. Mr. Mileto was a machine operator at Modern Tool & Die. He was a U.S. Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice; sons, Thomas and Timothy, both at home; parents, Donald and Billie Mileto; brother, Randy; and sister, Sherry of Brunswick.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. today at Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 8731 Spencer Lake Road, Chatham Township. The Rev. Harold Ray will officiate.
Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, Wadsworth, is in charge of arrangements.

William D. Roberts Jr.
William D. Roberts Jr., 71, of Ocala, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at Ocala Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Three Rivers, Mich., and moved to Ocala from Medina three years ago. He was a retired window and door salesman.
Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife, Barbara Roberts of Ocala; stepmother, Elaine Randolph of Lincoln City, Ore.; sons, Stephen Goebel of Rome City, Ind., Eric Roberts of Radondo Beach, Calif., Stephen Roberts of Fort Wayne, Ind., James Jeffries of Charlotte, N.C., and Paul Jeffries of Tampa, Fla.; daughters, Julianne Jeffries of Hartford, Conn., and Toni Roberts of Brunswick; sisters, Carla Courtney, of Lancaster, Calif., and Rae Fellows of Columbus; brothers, Toby Roberts of Chicago and Daniel Roberts of Phoenix; and four grandchildren.
Roberts Downtown Chapel, Ocala, is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Overholt
Thelma Overholt, 96, of Grass Valley, Calif., passed away Sept. 21, 1999, in Sacramento, Calif.
She was born Jan. 14, 1903, to Samuel and Nora (Roshan) Overholt in Medina and was a resident of the Grass Valley area for the past 22 years. She was a retired school teacher for Folsom School District for more than 17 years. Miss Overholt was an active member of the American Association of University Women, Organic Garden Club of Grass Valley and Holistic Health Care. She was also a member of Alpha Kae Omega sorority of Ohio State University.
Miss Overholt is survived by her nieces, Mary Alice Farnsworth of Wheatland, Wyo., and Sarah Jane Ingraham of Medina; nephew, Mark Overholt of Medina; grandnieces; and grandnephews.
Services were held in Auburn, Calif.
Burial: Poe Cemetery, Medina.
Remembrances may be made to Nevada County Chapter of the American Association of University Women, P.O. Box 326, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Claude A. Tabor
Claude A. "Dick" Tabor, 59, of Valley City, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
He was born in Crossville, Tenn., and resided in Valley City for the past 23 years. He was a member of Brunswick Eagles and Valley City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5563. Mr. Tabor was involved in auto body repair for the past 40 years and enjoyed racing stock cars, traveling, woodworking, fishing and hunting. He was well known for his antique auto restorations.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judi; children, Claude A. (Cathy) Tabor of California, Scott (Anita) Tabor of Westpark, Dena Tabor (Kevin Johnson) of Strongsville and Eric C. (Kristy) Tabor of Avon; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; mother, Elizabeth Tabor of North Ridgeville; sister, Linda Adams; and brothers, George and Danny Tabor, both of North Ridgeville, and Don Tabor of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his son, Phillip Tabor; father, George Tabor; and brother, James Tabor.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.
Burial: Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Myrtle A. Yancy
Myrtle A. Yancy, 83, of Medina, previously of Brunswick, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at Ohio Pythian Sisters Home in Medina.
She was born April 8, 1916, in Conneaut, Ohio, and was a Medina County resident for 43 years. Mrs. Yancy was past president of Medina Eagles Women's Auxiliary. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughters, Diane (Roger) Adkins of Medina, Barbara (Denis) Werner of Seville and Sandy (Ed) Repp of Chatham Township; sons, Robert Yancy and James Yancy, both of Medina; dear friend, Elsie Townsend; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Edna (nee Evans) Kidder; husband, Barron Yancy; sister, Evelyn Ring; and grandsons, Nathaniel D. Adkins and Billy Repp.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18 and River Styx Road). The Rev. Mark Teal will officiate.
Burial: Westview Cemetery, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

George R. Anderson
George R. Anderson, of Seville, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at his home.
He was a lifelong resident of Seville, and a resident of Inverness, Fla., for 10 years.
George was a graduate of Seville High School in 1941 and a graduate of the Cleveland College in Mortuary Science in 1949. He was a licensed embalmer and funeral director for the state of Ohio. George worked 37 years at Koppes Clay Products and served 15 years on the board of directors of the National Association of Brick Distributors and Dealers. The past 13 years he served as chairman of the board of Mansfield Brick and Supply.
George was also very dedicated to his community. He was a lifetime member of Acme Jerusalem Lutheran Church, serving on the pulpit committee, building committee, and council. He served on the Cloverleaf school board for eight years and for six years as its president. He also was an active member of the Seville Lions Club. He loved to golf at Westfield Country Club, where he was a member for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Clevidence) Anderson; daughter, Judi Anderson of Upland, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jane Anderson of Mansfield; daughter and son-in-law, Marcie and Ed Seidel of Columbus; grandchildren, Michelle and Jennifer Seidel, and Leigh, Leslie and Peter Anderson; stepchildren, Kathleen Gill of Wadsworth, John Clevidence of Toledo, William Clevidence of Silver Lake and Patrick Clevidence of Medina; stepgrandchildren, Calvin, Donald, Gabriel, Ty, Ali, AnneMarie and William Clevidence; sister, Fern Diaquila of Lakewood; brother and sister-in-law, Darrell and Gloria Anderson of Lancaster, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Koppes Anderson.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Acme Road, Seville, to celebrate George's life. After the service, a ham dinner will be served. In George's own words, "Boy, I would have enjoyed that!"
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.
Armstrong Funeral Home in Seville is in charge of arrangements.

George E. Carpi
George E. Carpi, 89, of Seville, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Wadsworth.
He was born in Ashtabula and was a Medina County resident for 57 years. He was a self-employed mason and carpenter, and previously worked for Ohio Injector in Wadsworth. He was a member of Seville Veterans of Foreign Wars and served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
Mr. Carpi was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Anna (nee Carter) Carpi of Seville, and several nieces and nephews.
Service: 1 p.m. today at Armstrong Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville. Pastor Cathy Arble will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Seville/Guilford EMS, 6 Spring St., Seville, 44273.

Ruth L. Munson
Ruth L. Munson, 83, of Lodi, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at Lodi Community Hospital.
She was born Nov. 9, 1915 in Bransburg, Pa. to John C. and Mary L. (nee Smith) Barnes. She moved from Lakewood to Lodi 3½ years. Mrs. Munson was an inspector at General Electric. She was a member of the Lakewood Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Janice Hudson and Carol (Gerald) Hawke of Litchfield Township; and grandchildren, Ray and Bill Hudson, Beth Parks, Kelly Bennett and Dan Hawke.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Earl.
Religious Service: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, Wright Chapel, in Lakewood. Rev. J. Howard Reed will officiate.
Burial: Lakewood Park Cemetery in Rocky River.
Zeis-McGreevey Funeral Home Inc., 16105 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, is handling the arrangements.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetics Association or Lakewood Presbyterian Church.

Helen C. Florek
Helen C. Florek (nee Zmorzynski,), 81, of Brecksville, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights.
She spent part of the year in Boca Raton, Fla. She was a member of St. Basil the Great Catholic Church. Mrs. Florek was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Stanley M.; sons, T. Wayne of Boulder, Colo., and Dr. Gery of Tallahassee, Fla; and grandchildren, David W. and Cynthia D.
Funeral mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Basil the Great, 8700 Brecksville Road. Father William Dickinson will officiate.
Burial: to be announced.
Visiting hours: 2 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at A. Nosek & Sons, Gerber-McCreery Funeral Home, 8150 Brecksville Road.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Basil the Great building fund.

Marie Francko
Marie Francko (nee Novak), 76, of Medina, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at Lifecare Center in Medina.
She was born June 14, 1923, in Glassport, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for many years. Mrs. Francko was a member of the Hinckley Golden Agers and St. Ambrose Catholic Church. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, David (Diana) Francko of Oxford, Pa.; daughters, Diane (Marty) Ziemak, Dori Ann Francko (Michael Macner) and Donna (Rick) Ditch, all of Brunswick; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Anna Novak; two brothers; and two sisters.
Mass: 10 a.m. today at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.

H.C. Massey
H. C. (Mike) Massey, 76, of Lugoff, S.C., died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, in the veterans hospital in Columbia, S.C., following a brief illness.
He was born May 21, 1924 in Cleveland to Harry and Florence (Knapp) Messink. He served in the US Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Bonita; daughters, Linda (Don) Wright of Norton, Cecile (John) David of Lugoff, S.C., and Pamela Evans of Doylestown; sons, Michael 0f Creston and Carl (Shelly) of Copley; 11 grandchildren and a great grandson.
Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home, Hillcrest Chapel, in Wadsworth. Rev. Paul Fink will officiate.
Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9560 Acme Road, (corner of Acme and Seville roads).

Fred M. Hewitt
Fred M. Hewitt, 93, of Medina, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Hospice Care Center in Akron.
He was born in Oakland, N.Y., and was a Medina County resident for 17 years. He was the concertmaster for Noon Kiwanis and a member of United Church of Christ Congregational. He was a retired physics teacher for Oneida, N.Y., Schools. He was a violinist who loved classical music, a ham operator, and a photographer. He loved to travel. In eight years he and his wife traveled 100,000 miles over the country. Mr. Hewitt was deeply devoted to his family.
He is survived by his wife, Mina (Bellinger) Hewitt of Medina, to whom he was married 63 years; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy (Fred) Holler of Auburn, Maine, and Carol (Robert) Shaw of Medina; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, the Rev. Harold Hewitt and Dr. Alvin Hewitt.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at United Church of Christ Congregational, 217 E. Liberty St., Medina. The Rev. Dr. Ted Elsenheimer will officiate.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Memorial contributions may be made to Noon Kiwanis, P.O. Box 903, Medina, 44258.

John R.V. Luoma
John R.V. Luoma, 61, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born June 3, 1938, in Huntingdon, Pa., and lived in Medina County for nine years. Mr. Luoma was associate chair of chemistry and professor at Cleveland State University. He was also the former tennis coach at CSU. He was a member of the National Science Teachers Association, Brunswick Reformed Church and the American Chemical Society. His hobby was tennis.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn J. (nee Stephens); daughters, Monique "Heidi" Luoma of California and Ericka S. Luoma of Brunswick; son, Dirk E. (Sarah) Luoma of California; and father, August Luoma of Middlefield.
He was in preceded in death by his mother, Betty (nee Connors) Luoma.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Road, Brunswick. The Rev. David Hawk will officiate.
Burial: to be announced.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 and Interstate 71).
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Brunswick Reformed Church, American Cancer Society or American Lung Association.

Fred M. Hewitt
Fred M. Hewitt, 93, of Medina, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Hospice Care Center in Akron.
He was born in Oakland, N.Y., and was a Medina County resident for 17 years. He was the concertmaster for Colgate University Orchestra, and a member of Noon Kiwanis and United Church of Christ Congregational. He was a retired physics teacher for Oneida, N.Y., Schools. He was a violinist who loved classical music, a ham operator, and a photographer. He loved to travel. In eight years he and his wife traveled 100,000 miles over the country. Mr. Hewitt was deeply devoted to his family.
He is survived by his wife, Mina (Bellinger) Hewitt of Medina, to whom he was married 63 years; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy (Fred) Holler of Auburn, Maine, and Carol (Robert) Shaw of Medina; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, the Rev. Harold Hewitt and Dr. Alvin Hewitt.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at United Church of Christ Congregational, 217 E. Liberty St., Medina. The Rev. Dr. Ted Elsenheimer will officiate.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Memorial contributions may be made to Noon Kiwanis, P.O. Box 903, Medina, 44258.

Joseph R. Sheehy
Joseph R. Sheehy, 56, of Medina, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 1999.
Mr. Sheehy was born in Taunton, Mass., but lived in Medina since 1959. He was employed by the Medina Water Department and served the city of Medina for 37 years in various capacities, last as superintendent of water treatment. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the American Water-Works Association, Medina Eagles 2224, and Medina Moose Lodge 647, and served with the Ohio National Guard for six years. His awards include the Operators Meritorious Service Award for outstanding service in providing the public a quality water supply.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon A. (Mealy); daughter, Melissa Green (Scott); grandchildren, Cody, Kayla and Kristy of Medina; brothers, James J. Jr. of Huntsville, Ala., and Stephen P. of Oceanside, Calif.
Service: 11 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Deacon Joe Loutzenhiser will officiate.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.

Norman O. Ruessman
Norman O. Ruessman, 90, passed away Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at Medina General Hospital after a 10-day illness.
He was a resident of Chippewa Lake for more than 30 years. Mr. Ruessman retired in 1975 from William Feather Co. in Cleveland as a purchasing agent.
He is survived by his sons, Norman of Cleveland, Bruce of Chippewa Lake and Noel of Middleburg Heights; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; and brother, Stanley.
Service: 11 a.m. today in the Westwood Abbey of Sunset Memorial Park, 6265 Columbia Road, North Olmsted.
Arrangements are being handled by Kacirek Funeral Home, North Olmsted.

R. Harry Waltz
R. Harry Waltz, 91, departed from this earth and went to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999.
A lifetime resident of Medina, he was at Magnolia Care Facility in Wadsworth since 1995.
Mr. Waltz was an excellent auto mechanic who worked for the Russian Brothers Garage in 1930, then at his own garage until 1936 when he went to work for the Schmidt Brothers Texaco Station. He was an honest, knowledgeable and thorough mechanic who worked for Schmidt's until he retired at the age of 67 in 1974. Throughout the 1950s to the '70s, when people in Medina heard the Texaco motto, "Trust your car to the man who wears the star," they thought of Harry Waltz. He loved Chrysler cars, especially his daring pink 1957 Windsor with large tail fins.
Mr. Waltz was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed woodworking, fishing and caring for his cars. Throughout the 1960s, he enjoyed annual fishing trips with his family to Rice Lake, Canada, where he sought to catch the elusive muskellunge. He and his son each finally caught a muskie and the whole family had many wonderful vacation memories because of Mr. Waltz's love of fishing. He was a craftsman who remodeled the family home and made many items in his basement workshop.
In his 60s, Mr. Waltz committed his life to Jesus Christ and was baptized at Medina First Baptist Church to publicly acknowledge his faith.
He is survived by his sister, Virginia Waltz of Medina; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ed Snell of Wadsworth; son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Barbara Waltz of Ann Arbor, Mich.; grandchildren, Becky Zimmerman, Mary Yoss, Tim Waltz and Debbie Waltz; and great-grandchildren, Courtney Coughlin and Bailey Yoss.
Mr. Waltz was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Letha, in 1995. They were married in 1935 and celebrated their 60th anniversary in 1995 before her death. His sister, Doris Waltz, also preceded him in death.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. The Rev. Larry Pittman will officiate
Interment: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina, at the Waltz family plot. He is present with the Lord and absent from his body.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Luella L. Cola
Luella L. Cola, 72, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Akron City Hospital.
She was the loving mother of Carolyn (Armando) Monday, Kathleen (Carl) Steidl, G. Darleen (Tim) Opar, Martin "Rocky" (Lynn) and Charlene (Larry) Kullman; cherished grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of three; sister of Roseanna Neubecker, Dorothy Aschemeir, Frank and Henry Schreiber and others deceased; also a beloved aunt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guido.
Service: 8:15 a.m. Saturday at Golubski Funeral Home, 5986 Ridge Road, Parma with funeral Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Barbara B. Frantz
Barbara B. "Penny" Frantz (nee Bird), 58, of Hinckley Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999.
She was the beloved wife of Charles E.; dear mother of Kristine (Barton) Biggs of Strongsville and Scott of Shaker Heights; grandmother of Kara; daughter of Raymond and Gloria Bird (deceased); and sister of Sharon Fikus.
Service: 8 p.m. today at Donald A. Faulhaber Funeral Home, 7915 Broadview Road (at Sprague), Broadview Heights.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lou Gehrig Disease-ALS Association, NE Ohio Chapter, 23715 Mercantile Road, Cleveland, 44122.

Conrad P. Knoch
Conrad P. Knoch, "Coonie," of Medina died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will appear in Saturday's Gazette.

Ann Lascelles
Ann Lascelles, 65, of Medina, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Akron General Hospital.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Sunday at Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, Wooster.
McIntire-Davis & Greene of Wooster is in charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will appear in Saturday's Gazette.

Boyd H. McCourt
Boyd H. McCourt, 75, of Medina, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Webster Springs, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for more than 50 years. Mr. McCourt was retired from the maintenance department of the G.M. Parma plant. He enjoyed woodworking and mechanics and was a member of D.A.V. Mr. McCourt served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Waver (nee Seeley) McCourt of Medina; sons and daughters-in-law, James R. (Trudy) McCourt of Spencer, Richard K. (Pamela) McCourt of Medina, Jeffery L. (Deborah) McCourt of Wadsworth; daughter and son-in-law, Traci A. (Cameron) Karger of Mansfield; stepdaughters, Beatrice M. Deeds of Medina, Georgia A. DeVore of South Dakota, Cheryl A. (Rob) Willis of Cleveland; stepsons, Boyd D. (Judy) McCourt of Litchfield, Richard A. Williams and Scott McCourt of Medina; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Erma Pierson of Webster Springs, W.Va., Pauline Carpenter (Russell) of Sandusky, Geneva (Ron) Rook of Creston, Jenean Fetzer (Ron) of Medina; brothers, Major McCourt (Pat) of Creston, Gordon McCourt and Fulton (Ruth) McCourt, all of Medina, and Arlen McCourt of Tennessee.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Fulton McCourt and the Rev. Dale Channel 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 the American Cancer Society, 2350 W. Market St., Suite 304, Akron, 44333.


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