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Pete F. Bekina
Pete F. Bekina, 71, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at his residence.
He was born March 18, 1928, in Homer City, Pa., and was a Brunswick resident since 1957. He was a member of St. Ambrose Renewal Team and was employed as an aeronautical mechanic for United Airlines for 35 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Joan (Ondo) Bekina of Brunswick; sons, Peter Bekina of Brunswick and Joseph (Tammy) Bekina of Medina; daughters, Connie (Michael) Deulley of Lake Staten, Ind., and Christina (Douglas Reisinger) Bekina of Painesville; sister-in-law, Ann Bekina of Homer City; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Barbara (Vlahovac) Bekina; and brother, Frank Bekina.
Mass: 10 a.m. today at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City.
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia M. Kendel
Virginia M. "Jenny" Kendel, of Copley, died unexpectedly, Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Akron General Medical Center.
She was born July 25, 1930, in Barberton. Mrs. Kendel attended Barberton High School and Kent State University. She was a legal secretary at Goodyear Aerospace for five years and worked at her son's office as a secretary for 14 years. Mrs. Kendel was a homemaker and noted crafter, including woodworking, wool rug hooking, crocheting and cake decorating. She was very active at Guardian Angels Parish for 35 years. Her roles included CCD teacher, eucharistic minister, head of various committees and parish council member. She enjoyed swimming, traveling and, later in life, her grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, James; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Frank Collins of Wadsworth and Dr. Darlene and Rick Ehlers of Tipton, Iowa; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. James and Patricia Kendel of Medina; grandchildren, Steven, Megan, Frankie, James, Jules, Mario, Christian, Justus and Danielle; sisters, Helen Newman of Beaver Falls, Pa., and Mary Maynor of Wadsworth.
Service: 9:15 a.m. Monday at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Guardian Angels Catholic Church at 10 a.m. The Rev. J. Norman Riley will officiate.
Entombment: Rose Hill Burial Park.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Guardian Angels Catholic Church Building Fund, 1676 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley, 44321.

Claude G. Pocock
Claude G. Pocock, 75, of Wellington, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Oberlin, after battling cancer.
He was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Green Creek Township. Mr. Pocock was employed as a truck driver by Takacs Trucking, hauling into Medina Supply. Mr. Pocock was a member and past commander of AmVets Post 162 in Huntington, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6941 in Wellington, American Legion Post 8 in Wellington and Wellington Eagles. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Pocock is survived by his wife, Margaret "Marge" Pocock, to whom he was married 19 years; daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Christine) Davison of Wellington and Mrs. Thomas (Loretta) Minnich of Versailles, Ky.; sons, Larry of Brownsville, Tenn., Claude Allen, Ronald R. and Glenn, all of Norwalk, Va., Kenneth of Monroeville, Keith of Marshall, Wis., Gary and Rick, both of Wellington, and Rolland of Wakeman; stepdaughter, Kathleen Kaiser of Lagrange; stepsons, David Kaiser and Gary Kuzak, both of Oberlin, Brian Kuzak of Lagrange, Alan Kuzak of Grafton and Mark Kuzak of Lorain; 26 grandchildren; 16 stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; sister, Mrs. Gilbert (Iona) Weyer of Castalia, and Mrs. John (Alma) Toft and Mrs. Bill (Phyllis) Wadding, both of Sandusky; brother, Denzel "Bud" Pocock of Sandusky; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Christine; parents, Clifford and Emma (Martin) Pocock; three children in infancy; sister, Thelma Miller; and brothers, Wayne and Bernard "Abe" Pocock.
Service: 11:30 a.m. today at Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Mary Beth Smith-Webb, of Zion Lutheran Church, Sandusky, will officiate.
Burial: Sand Hill Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 43099 N. Ridge Road, Elyria, 44035-1051.

Elwin L. Klinect
Elwin Lee "Jake" Klinect, 66, of Grafton Township, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, in his home, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 4, 1933, in Elyria and lived in Grafton Township all his life. He was a member of Laporte United Methodist Church and one of the first members of Grafton Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member and past president of Lagrange Lions Club and Black River Game Club, a member of Teamster Local 571 and Honorary Ch. Farmer of Midview FFA. Mr. Klinect was an area farmer all his life, along with retiring from Midview School System as a custodian and bus driver for many years. He also worked for Mack Industries as a ready mix driver, retiring in 1995. He is a 1951 graduate of Belden High School. Mr. Klinect enjoyed bowling with the Grafton Merchants, hunting and fishing with his family. He was also very active with Belden Boy Scout Troop 115 and in many phases of his community.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Gravenstreter), to whom he was married 47 years; sons, Johnnie Lee Klinect of Valley City and David Arthur Klinect of Pataskala, Ohio; grandchildren, Micheal, Brian, Alan and Jason; and stepgrandchild, Anthony.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Blackburn Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton. Dr. Phil Jamieson, pastor of Laporte United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Burial: York Cemetery, Mallet Creek.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Partners in Lifecare, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria; or Laporte United Methodist Church, 2071 Grafton Road, Grafton.

Leonard H. Kreider
Leonard H. Kreider, 95, of Seville, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Rittman Rehabilitation and Nursing.
Born in Wadsworth, he was a lifetime resident of Medina County.
Mr. Kreider was a member of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church and the South Pike Farm Bureau. He retired from farming and sold Watkins Products in the area for many years. He also was a substitute mail carrier in Wadsworth and enjoyed gardening in his flower beds.
Mr. Kreider is survived by his wife of 65 years, Florence of Seville; daughter, Clara A. of Seville; son and daughter-in-law John and Sandra of Guilford Township; brothers, Dana of Wadsworth and Willard of Guilford Township; and two grandchildren, John Kreider and Christine (Gerold) Farnsworth.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9282 Acme Road, Seville, with Pastor Gerald Keller officiating.
Burial: Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour before services on Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Armstrong Funeral Home, Seville, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert L. Gallatin
Robert L. Gallatin, 62, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in the emergency room at Allen Memorial Hospital, Oberlin, after being stricken at his residence in Wellington (Rochester Township), where he lived for many years.
He was employed by Nabisco Co., Seville, for more than 40 years.
He was born July 21, 1937, in Spencer and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He was a member and lay leader of Rochester Methodist Church and the church choir. He also was a member of the Band Boosters of Wellington High School. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, and cooking and baking for his family.
Mr. Gallatin is survived by his wife, Linda (nee Mourton), of Wellington; daughter, Amy L. of Wellington; sons, Kevin and Brian of Wellington; two grandchildren; mother, Lucille of Spencer; and sister Patricia Root of Spencer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank, and brother, Richard.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Norton Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington, with Pastor Alice Elmquest officiating.
Internment: Rochester Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to: Rochester Methodist Church, 201 S. State St., Rochester, 44090.

George C. Metzger
George C. Metzger, 80, of Brunswick, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
Born in Cleveland, Mr. Metzger was a Brunswick resident for 47 years. He enjoyed cutting his lawn and watching television. He was a fisherman and bowler.
Mr. Metzger worked for Ferry Capset Screw as a wire handler for 42½ years before his retirement in June 1984.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the military police.
Mr. Metzger is survived by his wife, Maybelle (nee Church); sons, Tim (Julie) of Midland, Mich., Dan (Shelia) of Homerville, and Darrell (Bonnie) of Valley City; sister, Lillian Sivko of Parma; six grandchildren, Tim (Lee Ann) and Cory of Midland, Mich., Jason (Amber) of Columbia Station, Justin (Allysa), E-3 of U.S. Air Force of Louisiana, and Mellissa and David at home; and seven great-grandchildren, Brandon, Rielly, Kay Lynn, Renee, Amber, Miranda and Kayla.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Gail, and eight brothers and sisters.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. There will be a veterans service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Robert K. Gonczy
Robert K. Gonczy, 37, of Valley City, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at his home.
He was born in Berea and was a Valley City resident for 25 years. Mr. Gonczy owned and raced a car. He also enjoyed music and being with his family and friends.
He is survived by his sisters, Katalin E. (Kenneth) Washington of Berea, Darlene (Dennis Sr.) Dudgeon of Valley City, Paulette (Dallas) Johnson of Salem and Sharron Exner of Berea; nieces and nephews, Dennis Jr. and Doreen Dudgeon, Alan Wass, Lonny and Nichole Johnson, Kara Washington; grandnephew, Dennis Ray Dudgeon; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kalman and Helen Gonczy.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. The Rev. Dianne Shirey will officiate.
Interment will be held at a later date at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help defray funeral expenses or the Kidney Foundation of Medina County, 4274 Manhattan Circle, Brunswick, 44212.

Josephine Mills
Josephine Mills (nee Shaver), 70, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born March 13, 1929, in Morgan County, Kentucky. Mrs. Mills was a homemaker.
She was the beloved wife of Gaylard (51 years); loving mother of Rosanne Sharrone of Hiram, Audrey Bledsoe of Brunswick, Larry Mills of Parma and Dallas Mills of North Royalton; devoted grandmother of Melinda Bledsoe, Jill (Bledsoe) Ashton, Lloyd Adam Bledsoe (deceased), Dennis Sharrone Jr., Lindsay and Lauren Mills and Alyssa and Rochelle Mills; proud great-grandmother of Cade Sharrone and Mikhaila Ashton; and beloved sister of Jewel Williams (deceased), Stella Jenks, Olene Shaver, Ethel Theum, Carl Shaver (deceased), Jim Shaver, Harold Shaver, Denny Shaver, Carl Lee Shaver and Kenny Shaver, all of Dayton.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18 and River Styx Road).
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 5 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.

Frank J. Pawlowski
Frank J. Pawlowski, 83, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Life Care Center of Medina, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was retired from North American Manufacturing Co., where he worked for 10 years as a welder. He was born May 17, 1916, in Cleveland and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was one of the original members of the Cleveland Radio Control Club who flew model airplanes. He attended Case Western Reserve University for photography, thus winning numerous awards for his photographs. He loved to dance and play golf. Mr. Pawlowski was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Cleveland.
He is survived by his daughters, Alice (Daniel) Horwath and Karen (Leslie) Merek; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Valeria (Detmar); wife, Mildred (Biniak); sister, Jean Wallace; and brother, Joseph Powers.
Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery, Cuyahoga Heights.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Komorowski Funeral Home, 4105 E. 71st St., Cleveland.

Edna L. Parker Decker
Edna Louise Parker Decker, 60, of Medina, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at Evergreen Care Center of Medina.
She was born in Corry, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for 24 years. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir, helped with the JUMP playground project and volunteered at Sophia Huntington Parker Nursing Home. Mrs. Decker was a homemaker.
She is survived by her former husband, John Decker of Pennsylvania; daughters, Tammy (Mark) Huddleston and Beth Pugh Decker, both of Medina; grandchildren, Christopher, Terrance, Jessica, Christina and Nicholaus; sister, Wealtha Foster of Lodi; and brothers, Art Parker of Alaska and James Parker.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Bob Parker.
Service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church, 451 Bronson St., Medina. The Rev. Russell Burden will officiate.
Visiting hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Waite & Son Funeral Homes, 765 N. Court St., Medina, 44256, in her memory.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice M. Dieterich
Beatrice M. Dieterich, 90, of York Township, went home to be with her Lord, on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born Dec. 15, 1909, in Lester, Ohio, to Jerry and Mary Spice. Mrs. Dieterich was a lifelong resident of York. She was a homemaker and helped her late husband with farming. Mrs. Dieterich was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Medina for 60 years and a member of Litchfield Order of Eastern Star for more than 70 years. She enjoyed crocheting and crocheted more than 100 squares for the Keep America Warm project several years ago. The squares were collected and pieced together to make blankets. Mrs. Dieterich had many friends and all those who came in contact with her are truly blessed with many wonderful memories.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna (Chuck) Lantz and Marlene (Wayne) Roberts, both of Medina, and Dianna (Richard "Dick") Carver of York; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1993; and brother, Howard Spice.
Service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2989 Columbia Road, Valley City. The Revs. William Lucht and Thomas Schwartz will officiate.
Burial: York Township Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 400 Broadway St., Medina, 44256; or Erhart Fire & Rescue Department, 6609 Norwalk Road, Medina, 44256.

Ruth M. Gimbel
Ruth M. Gimbel, 90, of Brunswick, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, in Medina.
She was born Feb. 28, 1909, in Buffalo, N.Y., and was a Medina County resident for 35 years. Mrs. Gimbel was a homemaker and past president of the original Brunswick Garden Club.
She is survived by her daughters, Margie Wilber of Lockport, N.Y., and Jean (Donald) Callahan of North Royalton; son, Henry Gimbel of Brunswick; and stepson, Phil (Stella) Gimbel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry.
Services will be private.
Burial: Knollwood Cemetery, Mayfield Heights.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road.

John S. Hatch
John S. Hatch, 89, of Granger Township, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 26, 1910, in Granger Township to John S. and Ivah (Hand) Hatch. Mr. Hatch was a lifetime resident of Granger Township and a lifelong farmer dedicated to his land and his family. He served on the board of directors and was a member of Medina County Farm Bureau for more than 50 years. He was a member of Granger United Methodist Church. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, gardening and friendly conversation. He will be remembered most as a caring husband, father and a very loving grandfather.
He is survived by his daughter, Mollie A. (Frank) Brantner of Medina; sons, John S. (Johnell) Hatch of Bedford, Texas, and Robert W. (Annamae) Hatch of Medina; grandchildren, Deborah, Douglas, Donald, Diane, John Scott, Michael, Stephen, John Robert and Arnell; many great-grandchildren; and several extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife of 57 years, Carrie F. (nee Farnsworth); grandson, David Darren Hatch; and sister, Laura Clay.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Clark Stein will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Granger Fire & Rescue or Granger United Methodist Church.

Rose M. Huret
Rose Marie Huret, 78, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Akron General Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 14, 1921, in Ranger, Texas.
Mrs. Huret is survived by her sons, David (Connie) Huret of Columbus, Terry (Jeanette) Huret of Kingsport, Tenn., and Clifford Huret of Lake Placid, Fla.; daughter, Lynne Huret of Tucson, Ariz.; brother, Charles (Dorothy) Martin of Texas; grandchildren, whom she thoroughly enjoyed, Bryan, Steven, J'aime, Robin, Aaron and Nathan; and extended family of many friends and relatives, including Ferne Leatherman, Bill Johnson, Jane Garrity, Norman and Norma Huret and Martha Foulk.
She was preceded in death by her parents, W. Arthur and Edna M. Martin of Corsicana, Texas.
The family will have a celebration of life in her memory at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The Rev. Carol A. Cutting will officiate.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the following in Rose's memory: Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern Ohio Chapter, c/o P.O. Box 4381, Pittsfield, MA 01202-4381; or Wadsworth United Methodist Church, 195 Broad St., Wadsworth, 44281.

Rex G. McIlvaine
Rex G. McIlvaine, 82, of Creston, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Wadsworth, residing in Creston for 46 years, previously residing in Wadsworth. Mr. McIlvaine was employed at Wadsworth City Schools, where he was a football coach, driving instructor and athletic director, retiring in 1981 with 35 years of service. He was a veteran of U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth V.; sons, John (Sandy) and Don (Tina), both of Wadsworth, Michael (Joyce) of Wayne, Pa.; daughters, Lynne (Mrs. Jerry) Dare of Boulder, Colo., and Jean (Mrs. Butch) Crabtree of Creston; grandchildren, Scott (Katie) Smith, Kristen, Keith, Heather (Mrs. Mike) Wickens, Michelle, Tyler, Laura and Brad.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Earl.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The Rev. Jonathan A. Knight will officiate.
Interment: South Jackson Cemetery, Creston.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Scholarship Foundation, c/o Ty Powers, 547 Wall Road, Wadsworth, 44281.

Irene Holcomb
Irene Holcomb, 80, of West Salem, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Medina Community Hospital.
She was born March 26, 1919, in Chelyan, W.Va., to Clem and Myrtle (Kyle) Donohue. Mrs. Holcomb and her husband owned and operated the Jackpot Restaurant and the Village Kitchen, both in West Salem. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Truth Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.
Mrs. Holcomb is survived by her husband, Robert, whom she married on Nov. 30, 1936; sons and their spouses, David E. and Roberta Holcomb and Frank S. and Geneva Donohue, all of West Salem; three grandchildren; and brothers, Frank H. Donohue of West Salem and Earl W. Donohue of Dille, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by her son, Robert M. Holcomb; and brothers, Edgar and Paul Donohue.
Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Truth Baptist Church. Pastor Raymond Miller will officiate.
Entombment: Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, 7067 Cleveland Road, Wooster.
Memorial contributions may be made to Truth Baptist Church, P.O. Box 96, West Salem, 44287.

Louise A. Kozick
Louise Agnes Kozick, 81, has passed away.
She was the loving wife of the late Eugene Sr.; beloved mother of Eugene Jr. (Trula); loving grandmother of Greg and Kym; and sister of Anna Feysa.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Craciun Funeral Home, 14925 E. Bagley Road (at Pearl Road), Middleburg Heights.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Norman J. Mlady
Norman J. Mlady, 79, of Medina, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Select Specialty Hospital, Barberton.
He was born June 10, 1920, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 28 years. Mr. Mlady was a lifetime member of Knights of Columbus Council 4731. He was also a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and many leagues in Medina and Brunswick. Mr. Mlady was employed as a steel worker at U.S. Steel. He enjoyed bowling.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Mlady (nee Melillo) of Medina, whom he married on July 18, 1942; brothers, Frank, Alvin and Ralph Mlady, all of Cleveland, George Mlady of Brecksville and Donald Mlady of Parma; and sister, Ann Marie Brinza of Brooklyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Clara (nee Wenger) Mlady; brothers, Richard, Harold and Clarence; and sister, Ethel.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina.
Burial: York Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road, (state Route 18 at River Styx Road).

Esther S. Mochko
Esther S. Mochko, 81, of Akron, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Akron City Hospital.
She was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 34 years, living in Medina and Hinckley Township. Mrs. Mochko was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and Medina Order of Eastern Star. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Mochko is survived by her daughters, Carol (Kenneth) Verhun of Parma and Cindy (Neil) Brenstuhl of Sharon Center; and grandchildren, Jennifer and Kimberly Brenstuhl, and Nick and Michael Verhun.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas; sisters, Eleanor Mochko and Florence Porter; and brother, Fred.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. William Lucht will officiate.
Burial: Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Hazel C. Schak
Hazel C. Schak, 89, of Bradenton, Fla., died Dec. 24, 1999, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Bradenton.
She was born Dec. 6, 1910, in Norwalk and came to Manatee County, Fla., from Medina in 1956. She graduated from Fairview Park School of Nursing and was a retired registered nurse, working at Manatee Memorial Hospital and Medina Community Hospital.
She is survived by her son, Robert (Reba) Heniken of Westerville; sister, Ruth Click of Prospect, Ohio; grandchildren, Michael (Debra) Heniken, Laurie (Tom) Decatur and Wendy (Dale) Cooper; great-grandchildren, Joseph Cooper, Stefanie Cooper, Benjamin Decatur, Samantha Decatur and Nathan Heniken.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jerry Heniken, Reginald Perkins and Edward Schak; and parents, Darwin and Pearl Eastman.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nursing Home Ministry, c/o West Bradenton Baptist Church, 4305 43rd St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Cortez Road Chapel in Bradenton, is in charge of arrangements.


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