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Ann Cullin
Ann Cullin, 80, of Brooklyn, Mich., passed away Jan. 1, 2000.
Mrs. Cullin was born Oct. 9, 1919, in Elyria, the daughter of Charles and Louise (Kaiser) Loyd. She was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church, as well as the American Legion Auxiliary of Wilber-Bartlett Post 315 in Brooklyn. She loved playing bridge and was very active in the Brooklyn Artists Club.
She is survived by her husband, John, whom she married on July 4, 1947; daughters, Kathleen (Phillip) Ambs of Brooklyn, Mary Ann (Raymond) Failor of Seville, Elizabeth (Dr. David) Byington of Grand Rapids, Clare (Randy) Brooks of Louisville, Ky., and Maggie Erne of Fort Myers, Fla.; son, Christopher (Kathleen) Cullin of Jackson; eight grandchildren; and sister, Nancy (Alan) Lyndon of Elyria.
She was preceded in death by her sister.
At her request, cremation has taken place.
Memorial services have been held.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Brooklyn Artists Educational Fund or to the charity of the donor's choice.
M. G. Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn, was in charge of arrangements.

John Cullin
John Cullin, 83, of Brooklyn, Mich., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000.
He was born March 24, 1916, in Elyria to John William and Clare Louise (Hasley) Cullin. Mr. Cullin was a graduate of John Carroll University and held executive marking positions with Luxaire Inc., Elyria; Janitrol, Columbus; and Addison Products Co. before he retired. Mr. Cullin was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church, Clarklake. He was also a member of the American Legion, Wilber-Bartlett Post 315, Brooklyn, and Knights of Columbus Council 7945, Clarklake. He served with the 5th Armored Division during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart, a Presidential Unit Citation Member and the Silver Star.
Mr. Cullin is survived by his daughters, Kathleen (Philip) Ambs of Brooklyn, Mary Ann (Raymond) Failor of Seville, Elizabeth (Dr. David) Byington of Grand Rapids, Clare (Randy) Brooks of Louisville, Ky., and Maggie Erne of Fort Myers, Fla.; son, Christopher (Kathleen) Cullin of Jackson; eight grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Ruth and Mary Eleanor of Cullin of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Loyd, on Jan. 1, 2000, whom he married on July 4, 1947.
A memorial Mass was held Wednesday.
M. G. Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn, is in charge of arrangements.

George Kauntz
George Kauntz, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Mr. Kauntz was born March 3, 1927, in Donnersmarkt, Romania, and immigrated to the United States in 1950. He was a resident of Strongsville from 1950 to 1969 then moved to North Royalton until 1990. He was a resident of Spencer since 1990. Mr. Kauntz belonged to the Bricklayers Union. He was owner and president of Sachsen Builders Corp. and Marks Road Development Corp.
Mr. Kauntz is survived by his wife, Emma; children, Edmund (Malwine) Kauntz, Reinhold (Tatiana) Kauntz and Heidi Kauntz (fiancee Robert Gillespie); grandchildren, Erik, Kevin, Alex, Victoria and Anastasia; brother, Johann Kauntz; and sisters, Maria Speck, Mathilda Speck and Katharina Emrich.
Service: 11 a.m. today at the new Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6245 Columbia Road, North Olmsted.
Dostal Funeral Services, North Olmsted, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald B. Kintner
Donald B. Kintner, 87, of Seville, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Meadowview Care Center in Seville.
He was born Feb. 17, 1912, in Seville to Thomas and Florence (Bowers) Kintner and lived his life there. He and his brother formerly owned and operated Kintner Hardware.
He is survived by special friends, Ed and Carol Pamer and their children of Seville, with whom he made his home; and cousins, Harry Weirath of Wadsworth and Robert Weirath of Akron.
He was preceded in death by his brother, L.D. Kintner.
Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service Saturday at the funeral home.

James L. Watson
James L. Watson, 79, of Lodi, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Glendora Health Center in Wooster.
He was born April 27, 1920, in Republic, Ohio, to Alvin and Blanche Sietz Watson and lived in Wadsworth. He moved to Lodi in 1958. Mr. Watson was a pharmacist for Medlo Drug in Lodi and Lodi Community Hospital, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Honeycreek Baptist Church in Bloomville and an Ohio Northern University graduate with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his daughters, Sharon King and Mrs. Denzel (Alice) Channell, both of Lodi; sons, David (Connie) Watson of Seville and John (Carey) Watson of Medina; six grandchildren; sister, Alice Neikirk of Tiffin; and brother, Daryl Watson of Republic.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mollie, in 1989; and brothers, Wesley and Virgil.
Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. Jerry Arman of West Salem will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service Saturday at the funeral home.

Helen G. Kramer
Helen G. Kramer, 99, of Akron, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at Windsong Care Center of Chambrel, Copley.
She was born Dec. 11, 1900, in Wooster and was a Medina County resident for 30 years before moving to Akron. Mrs. Kramer was a member of United Church of Christ Congregational. She was a graduate of Wayne State University of Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Kramer was a charter member of Medina Branch, American Association of University Women. She was also a member of Medina County Musical Arts Club and Pythian Sisters. Mrs. Kramer was a homemaker. She retired after 27 years with the Internal Revenue Service in Ohio and Michigan.
She is survived by her sons, Alan R. Koehler of San Francisco, August "Bill" W. Kramer of Cuyahoga Falls, Richard F. Kramer of Columbia, S.C.; daughter, Mary Frances Griffiths of Columbia, S.C.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fay K.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Thursday. Dr. Theodore Elsenheimer will officiate.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to United Church of Christ Congregational Music Department.

Shirley M. Neitenbach
Shirley M. Neitenbach, 64, of Medina, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Southwest General Medical Center in Middleburg Heights.
She was born June 30, 1935, in Watertown, N.Y., and resided in Medina County the past 13 years. She retired from Hill's Department Store in North Olmsted after 10 years of service as a consumer service supervisor. Mrs. Neitenbach enjoyed watching her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, John; children, Phil (Tina) Neitenbach, Perry (Barbie) Neitenbach, Rick (Joanne) Winkler, Vicki (Carl) Beck, Jake Neitenbach, Randi Winkler, Shelley Hudley, Lisa (Chuck) Cantley, Becky (Jeff) Hoff, Michael (Vicki) Neitenbach and Danny Neitenbach; 22 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brothers, Jim and Dick Wade, both of New York.
Service: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. The Rev. Thomas Dunphy will officiate.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
At Mrs. Neitenbach's request, her body will be cremated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Marie F. Raymer
Marie F. Raymer, 87, of Brunswick, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in Medina.
She was born April 28, 1912, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 50 years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Valley City, and helped start the first Pre-School PTA in Brunswick. She was a former president of Brunswick PTA and was active in the Boy Scouts and was a den mother. She also worked at the voting booths for the Republican Party and ran for city council in Brunswick. Mrs. Raymer was a bookkeeper.
She is survived by her daughters, Yvonne M. Marcus of Cleveland and Johanna L. Vetovitz of Medina; son, Norman D. (Sue) Raymer Jr. of Tampa, Fla.; stepdaughters, Paula Sandara and Joanne Sylvanus; sisters, Gertrude Manning and Lillian Gamble; granddaughter, Eileen Elbert and Linda Mueller; grandsons, Tom Clancy, Craig, Keith and Curtis Vetovitz and Rick Flacke; four stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman D.; brother, Joseph G. Strnad; and mother, Marie Folprecht Strnad.
Service: Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, 2233 Abbeyville Road, Valley City. Time to be announced.
Burial: Lutheran Memorial Park, Hinckley Township.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Hospice of Medina County.

Lawrence Salmons
Lawrence "Woody" Salmons, 55, of Bowling Green, Ky., died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at The Medical Center of Bowling Green.
He was born in Wayne, W.Va. Mr. Salmons was a self-employed building contractor. He was a member of Hillvue Heights Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Salmons is survived by his wife, Mary Sharp Salmons; daughters, Michelle Hartis and Cheena Salmons, both of Bowling Green, Ky.; brothers, Martin and Virgil Salmons, both of Westfield Center; sisters, Zelma Tibbits, Lucy Spears and May Frost, all of Medina, Flo Perry of Rittman and Melba Fowler of Wayne, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Taylor Salmons and Brooke Marcum Salmons.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at J.C. Kirby & Son, Lovers Lane Chapel, Bowling Green, Ky.
Burial: Bowling Green Gardens.
Visiting hours: 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ronald S. Wondolowski
Ronald S. Wondolowski, 61, of Elyria, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Lodi Community Hospital.
He was born in Cleveland and lived in Medina and Cleveland. Mr. Wondolowski was a member of Brunswick Eagles 3505 and Medina Moose 647. He was a machine operator and set up person for White Screw Products in New London. He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Wondolowski is survived by his wife, Janice (nee Richardson) of Elyria; sons, Ronald D. Wondolowski of Lorain and Joseph (Sheila) Wondolowski of Louisa, Ky.; daughters, Patricia Wondolowski and Jamie Wondolowski, both of Louisa, and Debbie (Jack) Austin of Medina; mother, Veronica Wondolowski of Cleveland; seven grandchildren; and sister, Bernice Wondolowski of Brunswick.
He was preceded in death by his father, Zigmund.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Pastor Rodney Reeves will officiate.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Gloria J. Bigley
Gloria J. Bigley, 68, of West Salem, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
She was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Medina to Bert and Gertrude (Sprankle) Grim. Mrs. Bigley moved from Lodi to West Salem in 1980. She was a member of Church of Christ in Medina. Mrs. Bigley was a homemaker all her life.
She is survived by her husband, Weldon Bigley Sr., whom she married in 1949; children and their spouses, Weldon Jr. and Sue Bigley of Westfield Center and Jo Anne and Patrick Kazmierczak of West Salem; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Dean Grim of Columbus and Jerry Grim of Sullivan; sisters, Dale Hofstetter of Durham, N.C., Elizabeth Cristell of Spencer and Joyce Debro of Elyria.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.
Service: Noon Saturday at Matteson Funeral Home, 40 Congress St., West Salem. Pastor James Duty will officiate.
Burial: West Salem Cemetery.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Mary Cichocki
Mary Cichocki, 84, formerly of Parks Township, Armstrong County, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at Allegeheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights, Pa.
She was born Aug. 10, 1915, in Creighton, Pa., to Joseph and Anna Tackac Bernatt and had lived in Parks Township most of her life. Mrs. Cichocki was a member of St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Vandergrift, a charter member of the Rosary Society and the Christian Mothers, both of the church.
She is survived by her son, Bernard Cichocki of Wadsworth; daughter, Sandy Herrera of Reminderville, Ohio; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Katie Scalzott of Lower Burrell, Pa., and Betty Sultini of Sterling Heights, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter B. Cichocki, in 1995; and brothers, Joseph, Frank and John Bernatt.
Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Vandergrift. Father Thaddeus Rettger will officiate.
Interment: St. Gertrude Cemetery, Vandergrift.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Dunmire-Kerr Funeral Home, A Golden Rule Member, 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift.

William H.V. Larner Jr.
William H.V. "Vic" Larner Jr., 70, of Hinckley Township, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Medina General Hospital.
He was a retired chemist for B.F. Goodrich for 30 plus years and was employed by Akron Rubber Development Laboratories.
Mr. Larner is survived by his sons, William "Butch," Edwin, "Chris" and Robert "Bob;" four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Mary Ann (nee Ross) and Jewel (nee Lingler).
Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1605 Center Road, Hinckley.
Interment: Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Donald A. Faulhaber Funeral Home, 7915 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights, and 10 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church.

Debra K. Skiles
Debra Kay Skiles, 47, of Smyrna, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
She was born in Sutton, W.Va., and lived in Smyrna since 1993, having moved from Brunswick. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Skiles is survived by her husband, Dennis J. Skiles of Smyrna; daughter, Vicki Skiles of Smyrna; son, Dennis J. Skiles Jr. of Smyrna; mother, Merl Coen of Smyrna; four grandchildren; and sister, Nancy Meyer of Smyrna.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ottis; one niece; and two nephews.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Ray Teets will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Robert F. Willis
Robert F. Willis, passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2000.
Mr. Willis was the beloved husband of Cheryl A. (nee Williams); devoted father of Victoria "Vicki"; dear son of Dr. Allen and Dorothy Delevett of Brunswick, Ga.; brother of Johnny A. Willis, Susan D. Byrd and Jimmy Willis; stepbrother of Allen, Phil, Peter, Shelly, Bowen and Noel; son-in-law of Waver McCourt and Richard and Amanda Williams; brother-in-law of Richard A. Williams Jr., Georgia A. Devore, Scott McCourt and Tracy Karger; and the fun loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Cathy Collins.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Busch Family Chapel, 4334 Pearl Road, Cleveland.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel.
Memorials may be sent to the Robert Willis Memorial Fund, c/o South Point Community Church, P.O. Box 31703, Independence, 44131.

Gary J. Kulka
Gary Joe Kulka, 53, of Brunswick, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in Brunswick.
He was born in Mansfield and was a Medina County resident for 20 years. Mr. Kulka was employed as an engineer with WKYC-TV. He formerly worked for WEWS-TV and Mansfield News Journal and WVNO. He was a member of NABET Local 42, operated Ham Radio WB8 WAF. Mr. Kulka participated in "Have A Heart" at craft shows, were he was known as the "Teddy Bear Man."
He is survived by his wife, Carla Kulka (nee Cairns) of Brunswick; stepmother, Grace Kulka of Mount Vernon; daughter, Kelly Kulka of Brunswick; sons, David (Debbie) Kulka of Medina, Matthew Kulka of Brunswick; and granddaughter, Britany Kulka of Medina.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Gretchen (nee Wolf) Kulka.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 767 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.

David A. Brentlinger
David A. Brentlinger, 45, of Chippewa Lake, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000.
He was born Dec. 20, 1954, in Allen County to Lanford and Connie (McClain) Brentlinger, and lived in the Medina area for eight years and in Chippewa Lake for three years. He was employed at CropKing Co. in Seville for seven years, and currently was working for Truck Pro Inc. in Creston.
He is survived by his parents, Lanford and Connie Brentlinger of Pace, Fla.; son, Micah Brentlinger of Elida, Ohio; daughters, Jacqueline and Kelly Brentlinger, both of Elida; brothers, Daniel Brentlinger of Medina, James Brentlinger of Wadsworth, John Brentlinger of Lima, and Richard Brentlinger of Pace, Fla.; and sister, Chris Sandy of Lima.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church, 516 W. Sunset Drive, Rittman. Dr. J.A. Burton will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Gillman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 81, Rittman, 44270.
The Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman is handling arrangements.

Gary J. Kulka
Gary Joe Kulka, 53, of Brunswick, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in Brunswick.
He was born in Mansfield and was a Medina County resident for 20 years. Mr. Kulka was employed as an engineer with WKYC-TV. He formerly worked for WEWS-TV and Mansfield News Journal and WVNO. He was a member of NABET Local 42, operated Ham Radio WB8 WAF. Mr. Kulka participated in "Have A Heart" at craft shows, were he was known as the "Teddy Bear Man."
He is survived by his wife, Carla Kulka (nee Cairns) of Brunswick; stepmother, Grace Kulka of Mount Vernon; daughter, Kelly Kulka of Brunswick; sons, David (Debbie) Kulka of Medina, Matthew Kulka of Brunswick; and granddaughter, Britany Kulka of Medina.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Gretchen (nee Wolf) Kulka.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 767 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.

Carol A. Lever
Carol A. Lever (nee Billock), 55, of Brunswick, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, in Brunswick.
She was born Feb. 18, 1944, in Youngstown and was a Medina County resident for 27 years. She was the office manager at True Value Hardware for 10 years.
Mrs. Lever is survived by her husband, John A. Lever; daughters, Erin (Keith) Kremyar of Sagamore Hills, Shannon I. (John) Papini of Lyndhurst and Tara M. Lever of Brunswick; parents, Richard and Betty Tropf; brothers, Jeffrey, Richard Jr., Alan and Brad; sister, Nancy; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Services will be private.
Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Monday 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.

Millie Johnson
Millie Johnson, 83, of Medina, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born in Nashville and attended Lester Grammar School in Memphis. Mrs. Johnson retired from Permold in 1981. She found God at an early age.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her daughter, Kathy Lynn Johnson of Medina; granddaughter, Angela Lynn Johnson of Akron; great-granddaughter, Jude' A Ra'Vone Pear'a Johnson of Akron; nephew, Jerrone Darnell McAdoo of Medina; and sisters-in-law, Annie B. Walton and Jannie Johnson, both of Memphis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James D.; great-grandson, Davel Lamar Johnson; brothers, John, Theodore and Robert Walton; and sisters, Katie Mae Robinson, Lucy Mae Norton and Charlene B. Price.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Douglas Price will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

James E. Surrarrer Sr.
James E. Surrarrer Sr., 68, of Springboro, Pa. died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at Meadville Medical Center following an extended illness.
He was born March 23, 1931, in Chatham to Archie C. and Edith B. Surrarrer. Mr. Surrarrer was retired from Ohio Rubber Co. of Conneautville, Pa. He was a member of Conneautville American Legion Post 615. Mr. Surrarrer served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his son, James E. Surrarrer Jr. and Cheryl Petergol of Conneautville; daughters, Patty (Mike) Smith of Meadville, Sue (Dale) Taylor of West Springfield; grandchildren, Bob Sikora II, Kristen Sikora, Ryan Cottrell, Amy Taylor and Aaron Taylor; sister, Mrs. Joseph (Wilma) Angerer of Linesville, Pa.; brothers, Wilbur Surrarrer of Conneautville, Ira Surrarrer of Spencer, and Everett Surrarrer of Lodi; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeff; and brother, Archie.
Services were held in Pennsylvania.
White-Cool Funeral Home in Conneautville was in charge of arrangements.

Glen D. Cross
Glen D. Cross, 83, of Burbank, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Smithville-Western Care Center in Wooster.
Mr. Cross was born Jan. 4, 1917, in Rockford, Ohio, to Otis and Nellie (Purdy) Cross. He made his home on a farm near Burbank for the past 18 years, previously residing in Suffield Township and Akron. He graduated from Rockford High School and in 1938, graduated from Purdue University with a degree in engineering. He retired as safety engineer from Firestone Tire and Rubber in 1979. Mr. Cross was a member of Seville United Methodist Church and served on the Field Local Board of Education for 16 years.
Mr. Cross is survived by his wife Jean C. (Foster), whom he married in 1941; daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Robert Doernberg of Akron, Jan and Brent Bennett of Naples, Fla., and Beth and Dana Wunderlich of Kent; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Kelly Cross of Germantown, Ohio, and Richard Cross of Homer Township; grandchildren, William Cross, Abby, Michael and Matthew Doernberg, Steven Cross and Dana Christopher Wunderlich; niece, Sue Counterman of Tampa; and nephew, Van Cross of Rockford.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Carl.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston. The Rev. Philip Wilden will officiate.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Rockford on Thursday.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 100 30th St., NW., Suite 100, Canton, 44709.

Lillian Fink
Lillian Fink, 85, of Medina, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born in Orange Township, Ohio, and was a Medina County resident for 52 years. Mrs. Fink was a homemaker and a very devoted and loving mother.
She is survived by her sons, Christopher Martin of New York City, James Fink of Polk, Glen Fink of Valley City, Tim Fink of Lafayette Township, Roger Fink of Medina and Gordon Loughney of Akron; daughter, Paulette Respess of Suffolk, Va.; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Fink was preceded in death by her husband, Earl.
Service: 8 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rosaria C. Harrison
Rosaria C. Harrison, 90, formerly of Litchfield Township, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, in Clinton, Ohio.
She was born April 27, 1909, in Findlay, Ohio, and resided in Litchfield from 1954 to 1994. In recent years, she lived with her daughter. Mrs. Harrison graduated from St. Luke's School of Nursing in 1931 and received her registered nursing degree. She was employed as a Medina County health nurse until retirement. Mrs. Harrison was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church of Medina, Litchfield Order of Eastern Star 420 and Litchfield Garden Club.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, George and Pat Harrison of Belden, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Richard Davis of Clinton; grandchildren, Dana Pastor, Mike Pastor, Christopher Pastor, Matthew Pastor, Kirk Davis, Tawny Davis and Kelly Davis; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Kaitlin, Annalexis Davis and Sky Bruno; and sister, Virginia Hyle of Euclid.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Harrison Sr.; and brothers, Carl and Emil Drago.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. Father Stephen Bergmann will officiate.
Burial: Belden Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials suggested, if desired, to Hospice of Summit County or the American Cancer Society.

John F. Sullivan
John F. Sullivan, 49, of Valley City, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born Nov. 4, 1950, in Pittsburgh. Mr. Sullivan was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He received his bachelor of journalism degree in 1972, He was director of distribution programs, automotive refinish division at PPG Industries in Strongsville, where he was employed for 22 years.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (nee Carroll) of Valley City; son, Brian Sullivan of Valley City; daughter, Denise Sullivan of Valley City; sister, Susanne Pagano of Houston; and brothers, Kirk Snyder of Houston and William Snyder of Pittsburgh.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. and Mary (nee Maseto) Sullivan; and brother, Daniel Sullivan.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 1824 Station Road (1½ miles west of Valley City). The Rev. Thomas Dunphy will officiate.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18 at River Styx Road).
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Services Center, 655 N. Broadway St., Medina, 44256, or the charity of your choice.

Ann V. Vavrek
Ann V. Vavrek (nee Paulocsak), 86, of Brunswick, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, in Medina.
She was born Oct. 7, 1913, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 10 years. Mrs. Vavrek was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Her life was her family. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph E. Vavrek of Brunswick; daughters, Donna (Brian) Moran, Nancy (Ronald) Niemesch and Jeannie (Jeffrey) Kesterson; sister, Veronica; brother, Andrew; grandchildren, Kim, Bryan, Patrick, Matthew, Zachary, Samuel, Joshua and Simon; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary, Alberta and Helen.
Time of service will be announced at a later date.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Millie Johnson
Millie (Mildred) Johnson, 83, of Medina, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born in Nashville and attended Lester Grammar School in Memphis. Mrs. Johnson retired from Permold in 1981. She found God at an early age.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her daughter, Kathy Lynn Johnson of Medina; granddaughter, Angela Lynn Johnson of Akron; great-granddaughter, Jude' A Ra'Vone Pear'a Johnson of Akron; nephew, Jerrone Darnell McAdoo of Medina; and sisters-in-law, Annie B. Walton of Memphis and Jannie Johnson of Medina.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James D.; great-grandson, Davel Lamar Johnson; brothers, John, Theodore and Robert Walton; and sisters, Katie Mae Robinson, Lucy Mae Horton and Charlene B. Price.
Service: 1 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Douglas Price will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

George A. Michaels
George Andrew Michaels, 48, of Eaton Township, passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, from a house fire that destroyed his home.
He was born in Cleveland and lived in Eaton Township for 20 years with his sister.
He is survived by his sisters, Pamela Pawlyschyn of Spencer and Debbie Winans, with whom he made his home; brothers, Jeffery Michaels of Akron; and 10 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister; and one nephew.
Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Eaton Baptist Church. The Rev. David Craven will officiate.
Due to the loss of the family residence, the family request memorial donations be sent to Blackburn Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton, 44044.
Blackburn Funeral Home, Grafton, is in charge of arrangements.


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