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Floyd E. Cogar
Floyd Eddison Cogar, 83, of Jamestown, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at Green Memorial Hospital in Xenia, Ohio, following a long illness.
Born on March 27, 1914, Mr. Cogar had lived his entire life between Webster County, W.Va., and Medina County, previously residing in Webster Springs, W.Va. He was a factory worker at General Motors Corp., Chevrolet division, in Brook Park. Mr. Cogar was a veteran and a member of First Baptist Church in Webster Springs.
He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Lee of Jamestown and Lynn Winchip of Medina; brother, Fred Cogar of Bolair, W.Va.; sister, Irene Carpenter of Ohio; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Cogar; mother, Clora Cogar Thomas; and wife, Mary.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, 155 McGraw, Webster Springs. The Rev. Reggie Stewart will officiate.
Burial: Big Run Cemetery
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Moynelle J. Harbaugh
Moynelle J. Harbaugh, 86, of Brunswick, died Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at Pearlview Nursing Home in Brunswick following a long illness.
She was born on Aug. 22, 1911, in Scalp Level, Pa., to Purdy and Viola (Myers) Van Westover. Formerly of Streetsboro, she had lived in Brunswick since 1978. Mrs. Harbaugh was a garment worker at Dorfman & Hoffman Garment Factory in Pennsylvania. She was a member of Church of God in Streetsboro.
Mrs. Harbaugh is survived by her daughters, Viola Meck of Brunswick, Donna Faye Burke of Cape May, N.J., and Barbara Donley of Seven Hills; sons, Leonard Harbaugh of Pleasant City, Ohio, Warren Harbaugh of Caldwell, Kenneth Harbaugh of Seven Hills, Leo George Harbaugh of Valley View, John Harbaugh of Brunswick and Ernest Harbaugh of Medina; sisters, Leona Belles of Pennsylvania and Lovey Thomas of Akron; brothers, Purdy Westover and Bud Westover, both of Akron, and Ernest Westover of Pennsylvania; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clair, in 1968; and daughter, Inez Jean Custer.
Service: 1 p.m. today at Streetsboro Church of God. The Rev. J.W. Adkins will officiate.
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Streetsboro.

Louise Mellert
Louise Mellert (nee Singler), 97, of Medina, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, in Medina.
She was born in Abbeyville and had been a lifetime resident of Medina County. One of the oldest members of St. Francis Xavier Church, she was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society and Ladies Guild at the church for nearly 50 years. She loved her garden and flowers and had been a homemaker. When she was a child, she attended a one-room schoolhouse in Abbeyville.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Robert Spencer of Seven Hills; and sister, Dorothy Singler of Miami Shores, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester Mellert; parents, Albert and Anna Singler; brothers, Albert and Joseph; and sister, Olive.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Fr. Mark Hollis will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Family Home, 6707 State Road, Parma 44134.

George F. Atkinson
George F. Atkinson, 90, a Glidden-Durkee official of Sheffield Village, died Tuesday at Elyria United Methodist Village after a long illness.
He was the father-in-law of Arthur D. Hudnutt of Elyria, chairman of Lorain County Printing & Publishing Co. 's board. He was also the grandfather of Arthur C. "Coop'' Hudnutt, publisher of The Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria, and George D. Hudnutt, publisher of The Gazette in Medina.
Mr. Atkinson was born in Dexter City, Ohio, and graduated in 1929 from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, where he belonged to the Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities.
He was vice president of Glidden-Durkee Refineries when he retired in 1972.
He started in the accounting department of the Glidden-Durkee Foods Division in Cleveland in 1929, transferred to Louisville, Ky., in 1934, then returned to Cleveland in 1949 as assistant to the president.
He later transferred to Chicago and became head of all the Glidden-Durkee Refineries and also became vice president.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette, Ill., and the Rotary Club in Louisville, where he was a former president.
He is also survived by his daughter, Sally K. Hudnutt of Elyria; other grandchildren, Kathryn "Kitty'' Hudnutt of Carlsbad, Calif., Sally Williams of Ostrander, Ohio, and Lisa Adelsberg of Elyria; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn (nee Wilson).
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware.
Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria, is handling local arrangements.

Walter L. Borowski
Walter L. Borowski, 77, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, in Medina.
He was born in Cleveland on July 11, 1920, and had been a Medina County resident for 21 years. He was a member of Local UAW 1250 and was employed as a foundry worker at Ford Motor Co. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Borowski is survived by his daughters, Mary Ann (Richard) Berry of Colorado and Lynn (Robert) Chester of Medina; sister, Helen Jaworski; brothers, George and Bernard Borowski; and grandchildren, Michael Berry, Matthew Berry, Jillian Case, Nathan Case, Dane Chester and Bryant Berry.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (nee Mickovic); brothers, Anthony, Frank, Edward, Chester and Sigmond; and sister, Stella Pasvit.
Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Fr. Michael B. Smith will officiate.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).

Joseph R. Cole
Joseph R. Cole, 81, of Las Cruces, N.M., passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at the home of his niece, Lucretia A. Jones.
Mr. Cole was born on Aug. 8, 1916, on the family farm in Cuba, N.Y., the son of (Stephen) Welcome Cole and Florence (Scott) Cole. Mr. Cole operated the family dairy farm on Cuba Summit until he retired in 1977. Following his retirement, he resided in Summerville, S.C. for a brief period and then moved to Pacolet, S.C. In August 1996, he moved to Las Cruces.
Mr. Cole was very active in numerous agricultural organizations, including the Allegany County Extension Service, the Friendship Farmers Cooperative/GLF, Cuba Agway, Dairyman's League Cooperative/Dairylea Inc., and the Allegany County and New York Farm Bureau. He held several leadership positions within these organizations.
He is survived by his sister, Kate C. Jones of Las Cruces; sons, Stephen (Donna) of Medina and Richard of Knoll Hill, Berkshire, England; and grandsons, Patrick W. Cole and Thomas P. Cole of Bankeryd, Sweden.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth (Bartley), to whom he was married from 1941 until her death in 1969; and his second wife, Elisa (Saunders), to whom he was married from 1975 until her death in 1980.
There will be a private graveside ceremony Saturday prior to interment at the Cole family plot in Maple Grove Cemetery in Friendship, N.Y.
Burial arrangements are being handled by Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Nicholson Chapel, Cuba, N.Y., and coordinated by Graham's Mortuary, Las Cruces.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1330 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309.

Iris M. Hendershot
Iris M. Hendershot (nee Schmidt), 70, of Wadsworth, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
She was born in Valley View, Ohio, and had been a Medina County resident for many years. She retired in 1991 from Medina General Hospital where she had worked for 19 years as an X-ray clerk. Mrs. Hendershot was an avid bowler.
She is survived by her husband, John; children, Dozier (Terry) Hendershot of Spencer, Robin (Martin) Long of Quaker City, Ohio, Timothy (Cindy) Hendershot of Chatham Township, John (Diane) Hendershot Jr. of Brunswick, Dianne (Barclay) Rink of Macedonia, Curtis (Kathy) Hendershot of Burbank, Kevin (Diane) Hendershot of Wadsworth, Ruth Ann Hendershot of Medina, April (Jerry) Canterbury of South Carolina and Scott (Gina) Hendershot of Barberton; 27 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Pauline Glass of Valley View and Sandy Sigmond of Burton, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her son, Leslie; and brother, Gilbert Schmidt.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Pastor Paul Hoffmaster will officiate.
Burial: Old Richfield Cemetery, Broadview Road.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William A. Rayner
William A. Rayner, 78, of Inverness, Fla., formerly of Litchfield Township, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at his home following a sudden illness.
He was born in Cleveland on Jan. 27, 1919, to Archie and Marie Kelley Rayner and resided in Litchfield since 1950, moving to Florida six years ago. Mr. Rayner was a retired receiving foreman for Ridge Tool Co. in Elyria and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of Pine Ridge Country Club in Beverly Hills, Fla.
He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Richard (Debbie) Repp of Santa Fe, Tenn., and Connie Denney (and son-in-law Gene Collins) of Floral City, Fla.; grandchildren, Nicole and Erik Repp; and sisters, Marilyn Houck of Newark and Betty Miller of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie in 1996; and grandson, Chip Stoskopf in 1992.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. The Rev. David Shimp of Litchfield will officiate.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.
A fellowship gathering with family and friends will be held at Litchfield Town Hall following the memorial service.

Doris J. Rogers
Doris J. Rogers, 70, of Deltona, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, at Volusia Medical Center, Orange City, Fla.
She was born in Barberton, lived in Brunswick from 1957-1958, and moved to Florida in 1985. Mrs. Rogers graduated from Barberton High School in 1945. She was a member of Lutheran Church of Providence, Deltona, and the Women's Guild of the church. She was a housewife and enjoyed bowling and card games.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Wallace G. Rogers of Deltona; sons, Wallace Rogers of Eau Claire, Wis., Gary Rogers of Ormond Beach, Fla., Russell Rogers of Westlinn, Ore., and Randall Rogers of St. Louis, Mo.; daughters, Cheryl Rogers of McMurry, Pa., and Jeanne Sanford of Medina; brother, Virgil Tarlton of Akron; and 10 grandchildren.
Service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Lutheran Church of Providence.
Interment: Deltona Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today at Deltona Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery, 1295 Saxon Blvd., Orange City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Lutheran Church of Providence, 1696 Providence Blvd., Deltona, FL 32725.

Arlene W. Varisco
Arlene W. Varisco (nee Howard), 75, of Strongsville, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
She was born in Strongsville and had lived there all her life. She was a lifelong member of Beebetown Baptist Church. She loved working in her garden and was valedictorian of the class of 1940 at Strongsville High School.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Martin M.; daughter, Louise of Strongsville; son, Daniel of Glen Cove, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Naja Adra of Glen Cove; and grandson, Jihan Varisco of Glen Cove.
Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Jardine Funeral Home, 14701 Pearl Road, Strongsville. The Rev. Richard E. Focht will officiate.
Burial: Beebetown Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Joe T. Henninger
Joe T. Henninger, 88, of Brunswick, died Friday, Sept. 26, 1997, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
Mr. Henninger was born in Girard, and had been a machinist with NASA for 28 years.
Mr. Henninger is survived by his wife, Grace (nee Harrington); daughters, Joyce (Phillip) Garner and Donna (Larry) Schwering, both of Brunswick; four grandchildren; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Norman, Russell and Harold; and granddaughter, Layne Garner.
Service 1 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road. Pastor Scott Henderson will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1600 Pearl Road, Brunswick 44212.

Lynore M. Blair
Lynore M. Blair (nee Neely), 84, of Medina, a talented musician, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, in Medina.
She was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 12 years.
Mrs. Blair is survived by her son, William R. Blair of Medina; daughters, Judy Lucas of Birmingham, Mich., and Donna Blair of Oregon; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Jean Murphy of Euclid.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William M.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina.
Burial: All Saints Cemetery, Northfield.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.

Agnes P. Hartman
Agnes P. Hartman (nee Westrick), 91, of Elyria, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, in her home following a short illness.
She was born in Lorain and had lived in the Lorain County area all her life. Mrs. Hartman was a member of St. Mary's Church in Elyria, the Altar & Rosary Society and a former member of The Isabella Guild. She was also a member of Ki-Queens and the National Council of Catholic Women.
Mrs. Hartman was a teacher. She taught in a one-room schoolhouse, The Quarry School, which was located on Indian Hollow Road. Mrs. Hartman also taught in many other area elementary schools.
She is a graduate of LaGrange High School and Kent State University. Mrs. Hartman enjoyed her family, quilting and flower gardening.
She leaves daughters, Mrs. David (Anne Marie) Schiska of Lakewood, Mrs. William (Agnes Mae) Simonson of Medina and Mrs. Dennis (Kathleen) Haskins and Mrs. James (Patricia) Fada, both of Elyria; son, Bill Hartman of Elyria; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Hartman was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1978; her twin sister, Mary Martin, a sister of Notre Dame; sister, Alberta Westrick; and brothers, Edmond, John and Leonard Westrick.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Laubenthal-DeCarlo Funeral Home, 257 Washington Ave., Elyria. A Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Elyria. The Rev. Joseph Weigand, pastor, will be celebrant.
Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Grafton.
Visiting hours: 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria 44035, or to St. Mary's Church.

Ross J. McRoberts
Ross J. McRoberts, 80, of Spencer, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, at his residence following a several month illness.
He was born May 6, 1917, in Pittsfield, Ohio. Mr. McRoberts retired from the Lorain County Highway Department in 1979. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Spencer American Legion Post 608.
Mr. McRoberts is survived by his wife of 60 years, Audrey McRoberts (nee Clapp); daughter, Joan Meyers of Spencer; son, Joel McRoberts of Litchfield Township; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Emelia McRoberts (nee Cramer); and brother, Bruce McRoberts in 1972.
The Norton Funeral Home of Wellington, Ohio, is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Burial: LaGrange Cemetery.

Oscar A. Orgel
Oscar A. Orgel, 84, of Medina, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Cleveland and he resided in Columbia Station prior to moving to Medina in 1983. Mr. Orgel was a retired farmhand and greenhouse worker. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army for five years. Mr. Orgel was very proud to have been a recipient of the American Defense ribbon.
He is survived by his sons, Gary Orgel of Columbia Station and William Orgel of Cleveland; daughter, Emily Orgel of Grafton; three stepchildren; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. Orgel was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Orgel.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Spring Grove Cemetery, Section 16, Medina. The Rev. Steven Behr of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lorain will officiate.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.

Harold K. Thoburn
Harold K. Thoburn, 70, of Medina, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, at his residence.
He was born in Mount Pleasant, Ohio, and was a Medina County resident for 35 years. Mr. Thoburn was a member and trustee of United Church of Christ Congregational, the chairman of the Shade Tree Commission for 14 years and member of the "Legion of Honor'' of the Medina Noon Kiwanis Club. The city of Medina declared Tuesday, April 22, 1995, Harold Thoburn Day, "in grateful appreciation for all that he has done to promote the city shade tree program. '' He was enshrined September 1985, for dedicated and extraordinary service contributions to Kiwanis and the Medina community. The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International named Mr. Thoburn a "Paul Harris Fellow'' in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world. He was a member of the Fair Bureau Federation and served as an ex-officio member of the Medina County and Lorain County fair boards and helped plan, conduct and carry out county fairs for the past 34 years.
Mr. Thoburn served on the steering committee that successfully promoted a three-year levy to expand the Medina County Library and was the vice president of the steering committee that successfully passed a countywide levy to construct the Medina County Joint Vocational School. He also initiated a committee to study the need for a county parks system and helped organize the Medina County Park District.
Mr. Thoburn was a good neighbor and friend, was very proud of his children and grandchildren and loved gardening and playing golf with his friends. He was an avid Ohio State University Buckeye supporter and he spent many hours organizing the OSU Golf Classic, which provides scholarships each year. Mr. Thoburn was an OSU graduate.
He retired after 25 years as a county extension agent. Mr. Thoburn served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific area aboard the aircraft carrier USS Corregidor.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Thoburn of Medina; daughters, Susan (Timothy) Harvey of Columbus, Mellisa (Brian) Gura and Leah (Scott) Wasserman; sons, Tom (Mary) Thoburn of Louisville, Ky., and Paul Thoburn of Cuyahoga Falls; stepson, Chris Riehm; sisters, Jean (Dean) Rinkes, Betty Zamski, Doris Frantz, Ethel Celestino, Venie Dunn and Karen Ward; brothers, Robert Thoburn and Carl "Bud'' Thoburn; and grandchildren, Jennifer, Katie Jo, Sarah and Laura Harvey, Hunter, Danny and Ben Thoburn, Tyler and Chloe Wasserman and Jacob Gura.
Mr. Thoburn was preceded in death by his first wife, Joanne K. Thoburn; sister, Nancy Crace; and brother, Jim Thoburn.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Church of Christ Congregational, 217 E. Liberty St., Medina. Dr. Ted Elsenheimer will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Medina Shade Tree Commission, or United Church of Christ Congregational landscaping fund.

Michael W. Hack
Michael W. Hack, 51, of Burbank, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Lodi Community Hospital following a sudden illness at home.
He was born in Cleveland on March 20, 1946, to Herbert and Genevieve Saunders Hack and was raised in Hinckley Township. He later resided in Medina and had lived in the Burbank area the past 10 years. Mr. Hack was a truck driver for D&H Empire Trucking Co. of Wooster. He was a member of A.B.A.T.E. and a U.S. Navy veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (nee McDonald); daughters, Erin Renee and Christina Joy, both at home; sons, Christopher Val and Brian Anthony; sisters, Mrs. James (Trudy) McCourt of Spencer and Becky Linden of North Ridgeville; and brothers, Dennis (Gloria) of Arizona and Scott of Cincinnati.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be no funeral, although the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi.
Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home and proceed to Whipps Ledges in Hinckley for a brief memorial.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Barbara, Erin and Christina, P.O. Box 37, Burbank 44214.

Karen L. Lister
Karen L. Lister (nee Decker), 28, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, at her residence.
She was born in Wadsworth and had resided in Akron for five years, previously residing in Medina. She was a member of Grace & Truth Tabernacle and employed at Corbett Industries.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer J. Jr.; son, Cody J.; mother, Iona Mae Grams and stepfather, Raymond L. Grams of Wadsworth; sisters, Linda Jett of Green and Patricia Williams and Edie Decker, both of Akron; brothers, Terry of Massillon and Harry W. Jr. of Wadsworth; and stepsisters, Cynthia Horine of Chicago and Sandra McDaniel of Mansfield.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Krystal M. (Lively) Lister; and father, Harry W. (Jimmy) Decker Sr.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace & Truth Tabernacle, 157 Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth. Pastor Wayne LaFollette will officiate.
Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth.
Memorial contributions to help defray expenses may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Krystal M. Lister
Krystal M. (Lively) Lister, 8, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, at her residence.
Krystal was born in Dover and resided in Akron five years where she was in second grade at Case Elementary School.
rystal was the daughter of the late Karen L. and is survived by her father, Elmer J. Jr.; brother, Cody J.; and grandparents, Iona Mae and Raymond Grams of Wadsworth and Elmer J. Sr. and Delores Lister of Medina.
For visitation and funeral service see the Karen Lister notice.

Ronald P. Todd
Ronald P. Todd, 40, of Medina, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, in Columbus.
He was born in Indianapolis, Ind., and had been a Medina County resident for 25 years. He had a special interest in music and cooking.
He is survived by his parents, Leonard and Rita (nee Tuszynski) of Medina; sister, Mary Martz (David) of Chippewa Lake; and brother, Mark Todd of Medina. He was a uncle of three.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina. Fr. Robert Pfeiffer will officiate.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.

Robert L. Welday
Robert L. Welday, 79, formerly of Seville, residing in Lebanon, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997, in Lebanon.
Born in Braggs, Ala., Mr. Welday had been a lifetime resident of Medina County. He was a member of the Creston Lions Club. Mr. Welday was retired and had previously owned Weldays Market in Seville and sold real estate. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Welday is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris of Lebanon; daughter and her husband, Jackie and Robert Bobka of North Royalton; daughter, Penny Welday of St. Abans, W.Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Diane Welday; grandchildren, Chad and Jennifer Welday, Ryan Bobka, Kim Baumgartner, Susan Rudy and Stephanie Landis; four great-grandchildren; and daughter, Dorothy (Hair) Bowers of Orrville.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Armstrong Funeral Home, Seville. The Rev. Harold Fair will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggest memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland 44106-3988, or the Alzheimer's Chapter, 157 W. Cedar St., Akron 44303.

Robert E. Bader
Robert Edward Bader, 86, of Medina, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Evergreen Care Center in Medina.
Mr. Bader was born on April 9, 1911, in Chicago, Ill., to Amanda and Albert Bader. Previously residing in Bay Village, he was a Medina County resident for 33 years. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and Kiwanis Club of Medina. He retired from Wenham Transportation Co., Cleveland, in 1976, where he was a general sales manager. He was employed by Vernon Speciality Advertising from 1977 to 1983. Mr. Bader had served in the Marine Corps during World War II, serving at Guadal Canal and at El Cental, CA Marine Base, where he met his wife of 53 years, Mary Bader.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Bader (nee Rees) of Medina; daughters, Susan Bates (Charles) of Wooster and Nancy Baird (Phil) of Medina; sons, Donald Bader (Debbie) and Brad Bader (Susan), both of Medina; grandchildren, Kata, Tisha, Eric, Greg, Shanna, Kyle, Brooke, Katie, Emily, Zachary and Tristan; and great-grandchild, Jenna.
Mr. Bader was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Donald.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Fr. Mark Hollis will officiate.
Interment: St. Francis Cemetery
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Contributions may be made to the Hattie Larlham Foundation, 9772 Diagonal Road, Box 1200, Mantua, OH 44255-1200, or the Medina County Achievement Center, 4691 Windfall Road, Medina 44256.

Lester A. Byrd
Lester A. Byrd, 78, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Akron General Medical Center.
Born in Fairview, Guernsey County, Mr. Byrd resided in Wadsworth for 10 years, previously residing in Spencer Township and Canton. He was a member of the Lively Seniors and enjoyed woodworking.
Mr. Byrd is survived by his wife, Gertrude, to whom he was married 54 years; sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Patricia of East Sparta and Jack of Medina; granddaughters, Trisha Hanlon and Jennifer Byrd; and sister, Marcia Stephens of Waynesburg.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lowell, Vernon and Dennis.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St. Wadsworth. The Rev. George D. Cooper will officiate.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Michael W. Hack
Michael W. Hack, 51, of Burbank, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Lodi Community Hospital following a sudden illness at home.
There will be no funeral, although the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi.
Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home and proceed to Whipps Ledges in Hinckley for a brief memorial.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Barbara, Erin and Christina, P.O. Box 37, Burbank 44214.

Kathryn R. Gaborsky
Kathryn R. Gaborsky, 41, of Wadsworth, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
She was born on Dec. 11, 1955, in Wadsworth, to Anna (Csondor) and Joseph Gaborsky Jr. and was a lifetime resident of Wadsworth. She was a client at the Medina County Achievement Center-Workshop.
She is survived by her parents; and aunt, Cookie Horvath of Rittman.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Gillman Funeral Home, 360 W. Sunset, Rittman.
Burial: Rittman Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The Rev. Fr. John J. Gamba will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Society for Handicapped Citizens, Future Housing Fund, 4283 Paradise Road, Seville 44273.

Thomas J. Kiousis Sr.
Thomas J. Kiousis Sr., 79, of Cleveland, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, at Fairview General Hospital, Cleveland.
Mr. Kiousis was born in Cleveland. He retired from the Cleveland Fire Department as a firefighter. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his sons, Thomas J. Jr. of Parma and James of Strongsville; daughters, Sheila Keaton and Rita Kiousis, both of Cleveland; sisters, Peggy Green of California and Sis Wintrich of Cleveland; 24 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Church, 1930 W. 54th St., Cleveland. The Rev. Fr. S. Michael Franz will officiate.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park.
Visiting hours: 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McGorray Bros. Funeral Home in Lakewood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cleveland Police, American Legion Post 438, or the Nursing Scholarship Fund.

Ronald P. Todd
Ronald P. Todd, 40, of Medina, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, in Columbus.
He was born in Indianapolis, Ind., and had been a Medina County resident for 25 years. He had a special interest in music and cooking.
He is survived by his parents, Leonard and Rita (nee Tuszynski) of Medina; sister, Mary Martz (David) of Chippewa Lake; and brother, Mark Todd of Medina. He was an uncle of three.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina. Fr. Robert Pfeiffer will officiate.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.


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