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Linda E. Shaffer
Linda E. Shaffer, 44, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at University Hospitals.
She was born Sept. 13, 1956, in Cleveland and was a Brunswick resident for 27 years. Ms. Shaffer was office manager at Life Care Center of Medina.
She is survived by her mother, Mary Shaffer of Brunswick; brothers, David of Brunswick and Gary (Heidi) Shaffer of Lafayette Township; nephew, Michael Koester of Louisville, Ky.; and niece, Tina Greenwell of Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father, Wilbert Shaffer, and sister, JoAnn.
Mass of Resurrection: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Interment: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick.

Nettie R. Coreno
Nettie R. Coreno (nee Meador), 63, of Montville Township, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at her home.
She was born in Tupelo, Miss., on Aug. 23, 1937, and was a Medina County resident for 30 years. Mrs. Coreno was a homemaker. She loved gardening and sewing and enjoyed classical music.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph, of Montville, whom she married on Aug. 26, 1961; daughters, Susan (Michael) Carpenter of Medina and Kendra and Caroline Coreno, both of Montville; son, Michael of Montville; brother, Michael Meador of Guys, Tenn.; sister, Linda Humphrey of Guys; and her loving grandchildren, Adam and Ashleigh Carpenter.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18 at River Styx Road), Medina. The Rev. Rebecca Belt will officiate.
Interment: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.

Joseph J. Gurmo III
Joseph J. Gurmo III, 56, of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Marymount.
He was born Oct. 17, 1944, in New York. Mr. Gurmo was employed as a tattoo artist. He enjoyed motorcycles. Mr. Gurmo was a Green Beret in the Army.
He is survived by his sons, Joseph J. Gurmo IV of Brunswick and Nicholas J. Gurmo of Painesville; daughter, Dana; dear friend, Mary Bauman of Brunswick; and 14 brothers.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick.
Arrangements by Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Medina.

Mary M. Kinney
Mary M. (Peggy) Kinney has passed away.
She was the dear mother of Roberta Spremulli, Patrick (Kathleen) of Chippewa Lake, Michael (Cindy) and MaryAnn (Frank) Smith; grandmother of seven; great-grandmother of two; and sister of Joseph, Bernie, Joanne and Richard.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Carey Funeral Home, 6318 Lorain Ave., Cleveland.
Interment: Noon Tuesday at West Park Cemetery (3942 Ridge Road).
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donald R. Smith
Donald R. Smith, 48, of Medina, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Oberlin Hospital.
He was born Aug. 22, 1952, in Medina to Felix and Edith Smith and was a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mr. Smith loved fishing, hunting and golfing.
He is survived by his mother, Edith Smith of Medina; son, Isaac (Karen) Smith of Medina; daughter, Crystal (Jason) Claycomb of Medina; grandchildren, Jalen, Marshall, Cole, Autumn and Krystal; brothers, Joe (Virginia) Smith of Medina and Mickey (Jackie) Smith of Greenford, Ohio; and sisters, Jane Whitlam of Naples, Fla., and Joanie (Don) Wahl of Orange Park, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura; father, Felix Smith; and brother, Leroy Smith.
At Mr. Smith's request, his body will be cremated.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made in Don's name to Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City, 44280, to help defray funeral expenses.

Donald E. Foradori
Donald E. Foradori, 61, of Westfield Center, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Lodi Community Hospital.
He was born in Brockport, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for 30 years. He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, where he served as the president of the First Mission Council. He was a graduate of Penn State University and received his master's of business administration degree from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Foradori was the capacity planning manager for Marconi Global Services of North Ridgeville. He served in the Marine Corps.
Donald ran in two Revco marathons and loved being involved in his children's sporting events. He loved his family, researching their family history and also his Dalmatian, Hannibal.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (nee Reams) of Westfield Center; daughters, Lisa (Troy) Lovejoy of Charlotte, N.C., and Laura (Manfred) Ayuk of Hyattsville, Md.; son, Alex Foradori of Westfield Center; granddaughter, Aida Ayuk of Hyattsville; sister, Mary (Leroy) Witz of Brockport; and brothers, Virgil (Beverly) and Alexander (Betty), both of Brockport, Harry (Dorris) of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Robert (Carole) of Deatsville, Ala.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mission of Jesus Emmanuel Parish, OLHC, 60 High St., Seville. Father Robert Bryda will officiate.
Burial: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.

LaVerne A. Fruits
LaVerne A. Fruits (nee Betke), 70, of Hinckley Township, passed away Friday, April 13, 2001, at Medina General Hospital, after a courageous acceptance and endurance of a disease that took much of her loved active life away.
She was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 50 years. She loved bingo and to drive and travel. She enjoyed bowling and golf. She coached and played in a women's softball league and was a volunteer for the Red Cross bloodmobile. She loved her 13 years as a switchboard operator and bookkeeper for Automatic Sprinkler Co. of Broadview Heights.
She was the loving mother of Dale (Bonnie) Fruits and Lynne (Phil) Nawalaniec, both of Hinckley, and the dear grandmother of Bobby Fruits and Nathan and Kyle Nawalaniec, whom she truly loved and enjoyed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; mother, Mildred; and father, Fred.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Father John McDonough will officiate.
Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Hinckley.

Betty J. Green-Mentzer
Betty J. Green-Mentzer, 71, of Brunswick Hills Township, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2001, at her residence.
She was born April 3, 1930, in Berea. She enjoyed doing mom, grandma and grand-grandma "stuff." She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her sons, Donald (Laura Lynn) Green, Michael (Carol) Green and Thomas Mentzer and Shelley Mowry, all of Brunswick; daughters, Lynne (Tom) Dreher of Valley City and Kathleen (Tom) Walbolt of Marietta, Ga.; brother, Jerry "Butch" Nails of Hinckley Township; and sisters, Barb (Ed) Malady of Hinckley , Janet (Mike) Skowronsky of Brook Park, Joan (Jim) Yarosh of Strongsville and Kathy (Thomas) Unik of Cleveland; sister-in-law, Maryann Nails of Medina; grandchildren, Julie, Shannon, Sue, Shelby, Fred, Dusty, Shane, Derek, Kristen, Christie, Amanda, Bobbi, Don, Daniel, David, Steve, Mike and Tammy; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Green and John "Jack" Mentzer; father, Lester Nails; mother, Mercedes Nails; brother, Lester "Sonny" Nails; and sister, Karen Parks.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick. The Rev. Rebecca Velt will officiate.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Orin C. Crandall
Orin C. Crandall, 88, of Akron, passed away Monday, April 16, 2001, at his home.
He was born Oct. 24, 1912, in Sanlick County, Mich., and was a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mr. Crandall was a member of Medina F&AM 58. He enjoyed dancing. He worked as a machinist at National Rubber and at Dolly Madison and A.I. Root Co.
Mr. Crandall is survived by his wife, Jaynee Crandall (nee Skaggs) of Akron; sons, Roland (Elaine) Crandall and James (Sunday) Henderson, both of Medina; daughters, Marsha Stewart of Lynchburg, Va., and Dorothy Pritchard of Medina; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Marcella Davis.
Service: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Jim Hostetler will officiate.
Burial: Granger-Fairview Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Granger Township Fire and Rescue, 3691 Ridge Road, Medina, 44256.

Donald E. Foradori
Donald E. Foradori, 61, of Westfield Center, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Lodi Community Hospital.
He was born in Brockport, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for 30 years. He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, where he served as the president of the First Mission Council. He was a graduate of Penn State University and received his master's of business administration degree from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Foradori was the capacity planning manager for Marconi Global Services of North Ridgeville. He served in the Marine Corps.
Donald ran in two Revco marathons and loved being involved in his children's sporting events. He loved his family, researching their family history and also his Dalmatian, Hannibal.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (nee Reams) of Westfield Center; daughters, Lisa (Troy) Lovejoy of Charlotte, N.C., Donna Foradori of Akron and Laura (Manfred) Ayuk of Hyattsville, Md.; son, Alex Foradori of Westfield Center; granddaughter, Aida Ayuk of Hyattsville; sister, Mary (Leroy) Witz of Brockport; and brothers, Virgil (Beverly) and Alexander (Betty), both of Brockport, Harry (Dorris) of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Robert (Carole) of Deatsville, Ala.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mission of Jesus Emmanuel Parish, OLHC, 60 High St., Seville. Father Ron Bryda will officiate with Father David Foradori assisting.
Burial: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.

Ruth L. Patterson
Ruth L. Patterson, 95, of Lodi, formerly of Cora, W.Va., departed this life for her heavenly home on Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Medina General Hospital.
She resided with her granddaughter and her husband, Linda and Richard Sampsell. Mrs. Patterson was cherished and affectionately called "Grandma" by a number of local residents spanning a period of 37 years. She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Catherine Ribble of Austin, Texas, Virginia (Williard) Lynn of Willoughby, Ruth (Joe) Cocimano of Annapolis, Md., and Betty (Ralph) Hagedorn of Naples, Fla.; sons, Joe (Jewel) Patterson of Joliet, Ill., Frank Patterson of Cora and Charles Patterson of Whitman, W.Va.; half sister, Sally Olivas of Lake Forest, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern, and sons, Junior and John.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home, Switzer, W.Va.
A memorial service may be held in Lodi at a later date.

Christina L. Sutton
Christina L. Sutton, 29, of Malvern, Ohio, passed away suddenly Sunday, April 15, 2001.
She was born in Medina to Mike and Alvina (Moltz) Voshall. Mrs. Sutton was a member of Minerva First Presbyterian Church, NEOPC and MDA sponsor. She attended Edison College and was a Phi Beta Kappa. She was a housewife.
She is survived by her parents; husband, David Sutton, whom she married on May 4, 1996; daughters, Victoria and Grace Sutton of the home; mother-in-law and father-in-law, David and Sandy Sutton of Minerva; brother, Mike Malott of West Salem; and half brother, Michael Malott of Canton.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Gotschall-Hutchinson Funeral Home, 206 E. Lincolnway, Minerva. The Rev. Eric Pasanchin will officiate.
Burial: East Lawn Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to her favorite charity, the MDA.

Walter E. Church
Walter Earl Church, 54, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 16, 2001, in Brunswick.
He was born Dec. 5, 1946, in Ravenna and was a Brunswick resident since 1974. Mr. Church was employed as a factory worker with Empire Die Casting until 1982.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Shirley; daughters, Jennifer L. Church and Theresa A. Church; nephews, David S. Church, Walter K. Church and Daniel; nieces, Sarah J. Church and Christina; brothers, Bill and Edward; sisters, Sue, JoAnn and Gladis; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty, and brothers, Preston, J. Wallace and John.
Service: Noon on Thursday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick. The Rev. Shannon Blower will officiate.
Interment: Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church family in care of Carlson Funeral Home.

Orin C. Crandall
Orin C. Crandall, 88, of Akron, passed away Monday, April 16, 2001, at his home.
He was born Oct. 24, 1912, in Sanlick County, Mich., and was a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mr. Crandall was a member of Medina F&AM 58. He enjoyed dancing. He worked as a machinist at National Rubber and at Dolly Madison and A.I. Root Co.
Mr. Crandall is survived by his wife, Jaynee Crandall (nee Skaggs) of Akron; sons, Roland (Elaine) Crandall and James (Sunday) Henderson, both of Medina; daughter, Marsha Stewart of Lynchburg, Va.; sister, Dorothy Pritchard of Medina; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Marcella Davis.
Service: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Jim Hostetler will officiate.
Burial: Granger-Fairview Cemetery.
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 Granger Township Fire and Rescue, 3691 Ridge Road, Medina, 44256.

Bradley C. Dick
Bradley C. Dick, 34, of Medina, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at his home.
He was born Oct. 31, 1966, in Wadsworth and was a lifetime Medina County resident. He was a graduate of Lima Diesel Technical School, where he received an honorary plumber's license. Mr. Dick was an auto mechanic and plumber. He was a devoted son, brother and uncle.
He is survived by his mother, Nancy Dick (nee Cutlip) of Medina; father, Delbert Dick of Seville; grandmothers, Olive Krieger of Wadsworth and Mabel Cutlip of Webster Springs, W.Va.; brothers, Billie Dick of Litchfield Township and Daniel Dick of Ashland; and nieces, Rebecca and Megan Dick.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Rodney.
Service: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Dr. Teresa Dulyea-Parker will officiate.
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Akron.
Visiting hours: 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.

Steven F. Grey
Steven F. Grey, 52, of Medina, passed away Monday, April 16, 2001, at his home.
He was born in and was a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mr. Grey was a service director for Motor Cars Chrysler Jeep in North Olmsted.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl L. Grey (Doherty), and daughter, Laura C. Grey, both of Medina.
Memorial service: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Visiting hours: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256, or SPCA, P.O. Box 135, Medina, 44258.

Sandra C. Kovach
Sandra C. Kovach, 54, of Strongsville, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Southwest General Health Center.
She was born Nov. 21, 1946, in Cleveland and was a Strongsville resident for 20 years. She was president and owner of ASJ Screen Printing.
Mrs. Kovach is survived by her husband, Gerald, to whom she was married for 37 years; daughters, Kristina H. (Gary) Brooks of Unionsville, Pa., and Kimberly L. Kovach and Amber Kovach, both of Strongsville; mother, Marion Sudvary; and brother, Jay Sudvary.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Robert J. McCabe
Robert J. McCabe, 84, of Loudonville, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Smithville Western Care Center.
Mr. McCabe was employed as a civil engineer for the city of Mount Vernon. He was an artist, well-known for his watercolor paintings, many of which hang in businesses in the Loudonville area.
Mr. McCabe is survived by his daughter, Sara (Gary) Gamble of Westfield Center; grandchildren, Kim and Chad; and nephews, Mike (Jo) Shrimplin and Doug (Barb) Shrimplin.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen; son, Ronnie McCabe; and six brothers and sisters.
Private graveside services will be held Thursday at Jelloway Cemetery in Loudonville.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Library, 122 E. Main St., Loudonville, 44842.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth M. Danes
Elizabeth Marie Danes (nee Papuga), 91, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born May 16, 1909, in Cleveland to Stanley and Maryjana (nee Kopec). Mrs. Danes retired from Richman Bros., where she worked for many years. She was an excellent seamstress and loved to do all kinds of handiwork, crafts and flower gardening. Her baking was legendary! Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren looked up to her as a role model and learned much from her. She will be missed very much, but will always be in our hearts.
Elizabeth is survived by her son, Ronald A. (Judy) Danes of Medina; grandchildren, Nicolette (Kenneth) Barth, Danielle (Jeff) Clinton, Stephanie (Tom) Phillip, Ronald Jr. and Christopher Danes; great-grandchildren, Trisha and Alicia Barth, Suzanne and Kristina Clinton, and Isaiah and Jessica Castro; and sister, Rose Smrcina.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Danes; her parents; and brothers, Melvin, Stanley and Chester Papuga.
Service: 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Golubski Funeral Home, 5986 Ridge Road, Parma.
Funeral Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis de Sales Church.
Interment: Calvary Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Sight Center, 1909 E. 101st St., Cleveland, 44106.

Charles Masters
Charles "Brian" Masters, 38, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 17, 2001, as a result of a car accident.
Brian put all his energy into endeavors, which involved his trust in God, his family, friends and work. Brian was employed as vice president of retail for Lighthouse Products, where he found admiration and satisfaction from many dear friends and coworkers. He brightened and strengthened all those he came in contact with. Brian was happiest when those he loved were safe and happy. He found comfort and joy in many dear close relatives. He will be truly missed by all.
He was a caring husband to his wife, Cathy; an encouraging father to Amanda and Mark; a loyal son to his mother, Elaine Wills Spencer and his father, Charles L. Masters; a loving brother to Bret Masters and Tamara Wills; and a devoted friend to countless others.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, state Route 1937, Catlettsburg, Ky.
Visiting hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18 at River Styx Road), Medina.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 3067 German Ridge Road, Huntington, WV 25701.

Steven A. Sprouse
Steven A. Sprouse, 14, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Steve was a freshman at Rittman High School and was active in sports. He especially loved football. He also was an active member of Ambassador Baptist Church in Wadsworth.
He is survived by his mother, Tonni Erb of Rittman; stepfather, Jay Erb of Rittman; brother, Tommy of Rittman; father, Thomas A. Sprouse of Medina; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Berger of Medina and Rose Sprouse of Niles. Steve will be missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John D. Sprouse.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18 at River Styx Road), Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


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