|Harriet P. Krabill
Harriet P. Krabill, 99, of Wadsworth, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at
Magnolia Care and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Bluffton, Ohio, and resided in Wadsworth most of her
life. A graduate of Bluffton College, she was a math teacher for Wadsworth
City Schools, retiring in 1966 with 26 years of service. Mrs. Krabill was
a member of Trinity United Church of Christ and the Republican Party.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Malcolm "Mac" and Jacqueline
of Chippewa Lake; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; sister, Winifred
Mangum; and brother, Theodore Scheid II.
Service for the family will be held at their convenience.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ,
215 High St., Wadsworth, 44281.
Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home in Wadsworth is in charge of arrangements.
Yook Chun Louie
Yook Chun (Lau) Louie, 80, of Medina, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999,
after a long illness.
She was born Sept. 14, 1919, in a small farming village in Taishan
County, Guandong Province, China. She fled her village on foot during World
War II to escape the invading Japanese and made her way to safety in the
British Colony of Hong Kong. After the war she immigrated to the United
States to join her husband. She had lived in Sacramento, Calif., and Cleveland,
and since 1980, a resident of Medina.
She was the dearest mother of, Dale (Ellen) of Indianapolis, Ind.,
Stanley (Jane) of Strongsville, Tony of Brunswick, Edward (Kah Meng) of
Parma, Helen (Thomas) Clevidence of Medina and Raymond of Santa Rosa, Calif.;
loving grandmother of Dale Kennedy, Stanley Eric, Tina Sue, Cameron Wesley,
Alan Kevan, Karen Alanna, Katherine Amanda, Edward David, Jennifer Anne,
Michael William and Katherine Elizabeth; and great-grandmother of Michael
Christopher, Aaron Daniel, Caitlyn Irene and Caleb Eric.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Quong Kin Louie; sister,
Mei Yuk; and brother, Chiu Jor.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Busch Family Chapel, 7501 Ridge Road,
Interment: West Park Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County.
Helen E. Martis
Helen E. Martis, 84, formerly of Cleveland, died Saturday, Dec. 4,
1999, in Newport, N. C.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed writing poetry.
She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Joseph) Bushick of Chatham
Township and Carole (Edward) Bujakowski of Newport, N.C.; seven grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; one brother; and
Friends and relatives are asked to meet for the Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday
at St. John Cantius Church, corner of College and Professor, Cleveland.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Craciun Funeral
Home, 14925 E. Bagley Road, corner of Pearl, Middleburg Heights.
Beverly V. Birch
Beverly V. Birch, 48, of Medina, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, in Medina.
She was born Sept. 27, 1951, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident
for 14 years. She was employed as a medical administrator.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Birch Sr. of Medina; son, Ronald
Birch Jr. of Medina; daughter, Shannon Birch of Medina; brother, Benjamin
(Kathy) Flaherty of North Ridgeville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira Flaherty and Jeanette
Service: Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel,
3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71). A time will be announced
in Thursday's Gazette.
Burial: Beach Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Harriet E. Bradley
Harriet E. Bradley (nee Williams), 90, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at
Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
She was a Strongsville resident for the past four years and lived in
Florida from 1978-95. She was born in Patton, Pa. Her interests included
a love for golfing, gardening, and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed
crocheting and needlework of all sorts. She was a baseball fan and was
employed as a licensed practical nurse for 15 years at Mercy Hospital in
She is survived by her sons, Edgar (Betsy) and Thomas (Helen), both
of Cincinnati, Peter (Claudia) of Mason, Ohio; daughters, Carol Jones of
Reading, Pa., and Suzann (Dr. Gerald) Glenn of Strongsville; sister, Emma
Crowell of Patton; 24 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Edgar; and son,
Memorial: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Neuman Church.
Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the families.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation, 2000 E. 9th St., Cleveland, 44115; or Juvenile Diabetes International,
4500 Rockside Road, Cleveland, 44131.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements.
Orville A. Cox
Orville A. Cox, 90, of Seville, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at Samaritan
Care Center, Medina.
He was born in Coshocton County and was a Medina County resident for
23 years. Mr. Cox was retired from TRW.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Cox of Seville; daughters,
Mary A. Delehanty of Cleveland, Christine Gotwald of Strongsville and Frances
L. Cox and Rita C. Cox, both of Seville; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel at Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
The Rev. Philip Wilden will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Visiting hours: 1 p.m. until time of service Thursday at the cemetery
Armstrong Funeral Home, Seville, is in charge of arrangements.
William E. Gasser
William E. Gasser, 5-month-old son of Larry Gasser and Andrea (nee
Berry) Gasser, both of Brunswick, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, in Cleveland.
He was born July 13, 1999, in Middleburg Heights.
In addition to his parents, William is survived by his grandparents,
Pat and Roger, Ronnie and Mike, and Danny and Cheryl; uncles, Zachery and
Danny; and brother, Phillip Berry.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick
Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71). The Rev. Michael
Strapko will officiate.
Burial: Lutheran Memorial Park, Hinckley Township.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
We give back to you our precious gift from God.
John W. Kiernan
John William Kiernan, 81, of Huron Health Care Center, died Sunday,
Dec. 5, 1999, in Huron.
He was born in Detroit and was a Brunswick resident for 40 years. He
enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening. Mr. Kiernan was employed for seven
years at the Brook Park Cadillac plant and five years at Mack Vault in
Valley City. He was a greenskeeper for Cleveland Metroparks. He served
in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mr. Kiernan is survived by his sons, John (Patricia) of Sheffield Lake,
William and Harry (Sandy), both of Florida; stepsons, Thomas (Helene) Matthews
of Nevada and Joseph Matthews of Wisconsin; daughters, Penny (Nelson) Beaule
of Brunswick, Antoinette of Newark, Jacqualine of Cleveland, Terri Lee
of Garfield Heights and Betty (Dean) Bryant of Brunswick; sister, Ann (James)
Hopper of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary (nee Noch) in 1993,
to whom he was married for 40 years.
Service: 11 a.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1643
Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Debra Speer-McAtee will officiate.
Burial: Hinckley Lutheran Memorial Park, Hinckley Township.
Miriam M. Loveman
Miriam M. Loveman, 90, of Minerva, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at Grant
She was born July 29, 1919, in Cleveland to David and Esther (Schwartz)
Gussow. She graduated from Glenville High School in Cleveland. Mrs. Loveman
was a homemaker. She volunteered as a den mother for the Cub Scouts, at
Stark County Workshop and for Meals on Wheels.
Mrs. Loveman is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and
Shiow Ling Loveman of Columbus, D. James and Marcia Loveman of Babson Park,
Fla., Laurence Loveman of Minerva and Michael and Susan Loveman of Roanoke,
Va.; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin Loveman, on Jan. 21,
1998; sister, Ruth Rosenthal; and brother, Joseph Gussow.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Hill Memory Gardens in
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home,
206 E. Lincolnway, Minerva.
Douglas B. McFadden
Douglas B. McFadden, 81, of Wooster, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at
Sunrise Assisted Living in Wooster.
He was born in Medina and was a lifetime Medina County resident. Mr.
McFadden was a member of Knights of Pythias and Guilford Grange. He was
a farmer and was employed at Seville Sand & Gravel.
Mr. McFadden is survived by his daughter, Barbara (Edward) Tidd of
Rushville, N.Y.; sons, Richard B. (Iretta) McFadden of Wooster and Gary
L. (Martha) McFadden of Dayton; grandchildren, Joe McElroy, Annette Granniss,
Angel Radford and Richard A. McFadden; great-grandchildren, Gregory, Kristen
and Kathryn McFadden; great-great-grandchildren, Melody, Heather, Charles
and Colton Granniss and Cassidy Radford; and niece, Lee Strouse.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; sister, Patricia Wilcox;
and brother, Mick McFadden.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina
Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Richard Thewlis will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina, 797 N. Court
St., Medina, 44256 or Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road,
Mary C. Sanicky
Mary C. Sanicky, 77, of Parma, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at Life Care
Center of Medina.
Mrs. Sanicky was born in Cleveland and was a lifelong resident of Cuyahoga
County. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs.
Sanicky was a member of St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Parma, for
She is survived by her sons, Albert (Diane) of Cleveland, Thomas (Chris)
of Parma and Joseph (Carina) and Lawrence (Joyce), both of Medina; daughters,
Mary Ann (John) Clause of Austinburg, Ohio, Linda (Louis) Burkett of Valley
City, Jeanette (Mario) Fattori of Eastlake, Barbara (Bill) Chambers of
Brecksville, Delores (Nickolas) Harsoulas of Parma Heights and Loretta
(Walter) Balester of Cleveland; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 1992; twin sister,
Ann Lacan, in 1997; brother, Cy Lacan; sisters, Helen and Theresa; and
Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, 3434
George Ave., Parma.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday
at Tomon and Sons Funeral Home, 4772 Pearl Road, at Brook Park Road, Cleveland.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to St. Francis
De Sales Catholic Church, 3434 George Ave., Parma, 44129.
John A. Urian
John A. Urian, 66, of Westfield Center, passed away Monday, Dec. 6,
1999, at Apostolic Christian Home in Rittman, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 16, 1933, in Williamsport, Pa., to Jack W. and Catherine
Mayer Urian. He lived in Wilmington, Del., moving to the Westfield area
28 years ago. Mr. Urian was a manufacturer's representative for Herf-Jones
Co. in Indianapolis, Ind., since 1970. He accumulated numerous sales awards
and was a member of the Herf-Jones Sales Hall of Fame. He graduated from
Rider College in Trenton, N.J., with a business degree and was a member
of Delta Sigma Pi. He was a lifetime member of the Heraldry Society of
London and a member of Leroy United Methodist Church. Mr. Urian was a Ronnie
He is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Brett (Marcia) Urian of Wooster,
Phillip Urian of Medina and Patrick (Jennifer) Urian of Seal Beach, Calif.;
grandchildren, Amanda, Amy, Matthew, Laura, Lisa, Melissa and Thomas; great-grandson,
Cody; nephews; and sister, Sarah Louise (Charles) Miller of Williamsport,
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Leroy United Methodist Church,
6777 Park Circle, Westfield Center. The Rev. Larry Black will officiate.
There will be no visiting hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leroy United Methodist Church,
P.O. Box 238, Westfield Center, 44251; or Apostolic Christian Home, 10680
Steiner Road, Rittman, 44270.
Parker & Son Funeral Home, Lodi, is in charge of arrangements.
Harold E. Carter
Harold E. "Jim" Carter, 94, a resident of Wayne Manor in Wooster and
formerly of Creston, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, at Wayne Manor.
He was born Feb. 4, 1905, in Creston to Charles Bert and Mabel (Blough)
Carter. Mr. Carter was a 1923 graduate of Creston High School. He owned
and operated Carter Broom Co. in Creston and later was the manager of Westfield
Country Club, until his retirement. Mr. Carter was a member of Creston
Presbyterian Church, charter member of Creston Lions Club and member of
Westfield Country Club. He made his home in Creston most of his life and
was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed traveling.
Mr. Carter is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Harold D. and
Mary Carter of Lodi; stepchildren, JoAnn (Daniel) Baldwin and Barbara (Timothy)
Moore, both of Creston, Janet Arunyakasem of Sacramento, Calif., and the
Rev. David Glasgow of Friendship, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren;
18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth
Carter of Akron; and sisters, Margaret and Jack Michaels of Akron, Ida
and Dr. Elmer Solt of Akron and Leona Denny of Wooster.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Bernice Jeter, in 1969, whom
he married in 1923, Virginia Sellers Long, in 1986, whom he married in
1970 and Jeannette Glasgow, in 1997, whom he married in 1987; daughter,
Jean Lance; and a brother.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St.,
Creston. The Rev. James McCurdy will officiate.
Burial: Creston Maple Mount Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Creston Presbyterian Church, 13070 Cleveland
Road, Creston, 44217.
Elizabeth Spero (nee Kloos), 84, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999.
She was the beloved wife of Harvey L. (deceased); loving mother of
Kenneth W. and Simon H. (deceased); dearest grandmother of Kenneth S. (Bonnie),
Keith A., Amy (Paul) Oneil and Julie (Brett) Berthold; dearest great-grandmother
of Jamie, Brittany and Tara; and aunt to many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, William.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick
Chapel, 3300 Center Road, (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark Lutheran School, 1330 N. Carpenter
Road, Brunswick, 44212.
Mary E. Stoianoff
Mary Ellen Stoianoff, 38, of Naples, Fla., passed away Monday, Dec.
She was born June 6, 1961, in Lewistown, Pa.
She was the beloved daughter of Donald and Frances Stoianoff of Naples;
loving sister of D.J. and his wife, Stephanie; and loving aunt to nieces,
Kaitlyn and Brittany. Other survivors include many aunts and uncles in
Florida and Pennsylvania.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities of
Collier County, 2210 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples, FL 34116.
Malinda D. Ulmer
Malinda D. Ulmer, 80, of Medina, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at Medina
She was born in Webster Springs, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident
for 30 years. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her sons, Roger Hall of Medina and David Hall of
Valley City; daughter, Mary (Henry) Frankovich of Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren;
sister, Dorothy Myers of Lodi; and brothers, Gordon and Garland Hall, both
of Webster Springs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion; and son, John Hall.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel,
765 N. Court St. The Rev. David Wiener will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Theresa Biros, 78, of Cleveland, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Manor
Care in North Olmsted.
She was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Slovakia. Mrs. Biros was a member of
Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church and P.T.U. She was employed as a cook
at Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church and as a cleaning lady at Control
Data. She was an avid gardener.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Biros of Cleveland; sons, George
(Pat) Biros of Homer Township and Michael (Linda) Biros of Clearwater,
Fla.; daughter, Theresa Allie (fiancee Mike Dziak) of Medina; grandson,
Derek Biros of Seville; granddaughters, Mary Biros of Homer and Monica
Allie of Medina; five other grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Helen Biros.
Service: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mallchok Funeral Home, 5660 Ridge Road,
Parma and at 10 at Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Church, 5500 W. 54th
Burial: Holy Spirit Cemetery, Parma.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arnold Conley, 78, a 19-year resident of Medina, previously a 25-year
resident of Brunswick, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at St. John's Westshore
Hospital in Westlake.
Mr. Conley was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Salyersville, Ky., and was a
Medina County resident for 44 years. He enjoyed fishing, walking, and gardening.
He was employed at Republic Steel & LTV for 37 years, retiring in 1982.
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret (nee Fricker) Conley, whom he
married on April 3, 1947; sons, Dale and Doyle Conley, both of Medina;
daughter, Suzanne (Ronald) Sellers of West Chester, Ohio; sister, Helen
Truax of Dayton; brothers, Clayton (Dora) Conley of Cleveland and Robert
and Joe Conley, both of Dayton; grandchildren, Ronald (Lauren) Sellers
of Lexington, Ky., Amy (Alex) Reinshagen of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Erin
(Chris) Millhorn, Quinn Conley and Shioban Conley, all of Medina; and great-grandchildren,
Cameron and Corinne Sellers.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond, James, Paul and
Marcus Conley; and parents, Clifton and Rosie (nee Penix) Conley.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477
Medina Road (state Route 18 at River Styx Road). Pastor John Diener will
Burial: Poe Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Evelyn B. Ferriman
Evelyn B. Ferriman, 79, of Wooster, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at
Wooster Community Hospital.
Mrs. Ferriman was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Jeromesville to Roy L. and
Ada Love Brown Baird. She was a farm underwriter for Westfield Insurance
Co. for more than 30 years. She was a member of Church of Christ on Heyl
Mrs. Ferriman is survived by her children and their spouses, Tom and
Sandy Ferriman of Erie, Pa., and Cleo and Derle Slabaugh and Claude Shane
Ferriman, all of Wooster: 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother,
Jack Baird of Lodi; and sisters, Mary Ann Anderson of Lodi and Adeline
Steele of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Ferriman, on Sept.
15, 1993; brothers, Fred, Forest and Bob Baird; and sister, Pauline Byerly.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home,
216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. The Rev. Dean Troyer will officiate.
Burial: Pleasantview Cemetery, Wooster.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service at the funeral home.
Freeda M. Huffman
Freeda M. Huffman, 82, of Rittman, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Barberton
She was born July 23, 1917, in Akron to Robert L. and Eliza M. (Myers)
Bachman and lived in Rittman since 1950. She taught music in her home and
was a member of Rittman First Baptist Church, where she formerly was an
organist. She was also a member of the American Association of Retired
She is survived by her son, Larry (Diana) Huffman of Medina; three
grandchildren, Dale, Ashleigh and Alex; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Huffman
She was preceded in death by her son, Roy E., in 1978; husband, Roy
C., in 1989; and brothers, Sylvester, Victor, Carl, Robert, Franklin, Darrell
and Freeman Bachman.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Gillman Funeral Home, 360 W. Sunsest Drive,
Rittman. The Rev. Bret Deffenbaugh will officiate.
Burial: Rittman Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
Wayne County Unit, c/o Wooster Clinic, 1740 Cleveland Road, Wooster, 44691.