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Howard Allen
Howard Allen, 80, has passed away.
He was an Army veteran, serving during World War II.
Mr. Allen was the beloved husband of Doris (nee Morton) Allen; loving father of Margaret Schlosser, Sandra Jones, James Allen and Raymond H. Allen; dearest grandfather of eight; and great-grandfather of two.
Graveside service and interment: 1 p.m. Thursday at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
Visiting hours: Noon to 2 p.m. today at Coreno Funeral Home, 13115 Lorain Ave., Cleveland.

Cheryl F. Bruegman
Cheryl F. Bruegman, 47, of Sharon Township, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2001, at her home.
She was born Nov. 6, 1953, in Wilmington, Del., and was a Medina County resident for 45 years. Mrs. Bruegman was a homemaker and served on the Summit County Board of MRDD. She graduated from Highland High School, Capital and Kent State universities, and attended Bowling Green State University. Mrs. Bruegman was a member of Cornerstone Chapel.
She is survived by her husband, Alan VonGunten of Sharon; sons, Andrew and Jassen Bruegman, both of Sharon; daughter, Ariel Bruegman of Sharon; mother, Frances Bruegman of Berea; brother, William R. Bruegman III of Akron; and sisters, Caryl Kerwin of Strongsville and Caryn Bruegman of Berea.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Bruegman Sr.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Cornerstone Chapel, 3939 Granger Road, Medina. The Rev. Jeffrey Kolodziej will officiate.
Burial: Sharon Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Art Therapy Center, Parma Community Hospital, 7007 Powers Blvd., Parma, 44129.

Helen J. Webb
Helen J. Webb, 77, of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2001, in Strongsville.
She was born April 7, 1924, in Richlands, Va., and was a Medina County resident for 15 years. Mrs. Webb was a nurse's aide at the old St. Alexis Hospital. She was a devoted wife and mother.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Jesse Webb of Brunswick; daughters, Shelby (Ken) Brewer of Vandalia, Ohio, Phyllis (Donald) Wilson of Dayton and Patty Stallard of Olmsted Falls; sons, James (Becky) Hylton of Tampa, Fla., Wayne (Kathy) Hylton of North Olmsted, Joseph (Brenda) Hylton of Avon, Leonard (Sue) Fields of North Olmsted and Jesse Webb Jr. of Willoughby; sister, Jackie; and brother, Pete (Marie).
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Anita Hylton.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Brunswick Church of God, 5404 Center Road. The Rev. Eddie Noel will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).

Barbara J. Alspach
Barbara JoAnne Homan Alspach, 69, of Litchfield Township, passed away Monday, July 30, 2001, at Christian Ministries Hospice in Griffin.
She was a native of Litchfield Township and a Methodist. She was a member of the Lions Club, AARP and a volunteer at the primary school of Lamar Co., assisting teachers.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin Alspach, and sons, Tim Alspach of North Royalton, Tom Alspach of Medina and Terry Alspach of Chippewa Lake.
Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Chaplain James Hostetler will officiate.
Burial: Litchfield Township Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alan D. Kimble
Alan D. Kimble, 46, of Medina, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, after a tragic accident at the Medina County Fairgrounds.
Alan was born in Lodi to Clyde and Georgia (nee Schultz) Kimble and lived in Medina County all his life. He was a graduate of Buckeye High School and started in the machinist trade following graduation. He worked for the former Mining Machine in Medina for years and was employed at Tiger General in Medina for the past 16 years. Alan enjoyed working on the family farm, Mapleland Farm, and making maple syrup in due season. He was well known for his mechanical skills and spent time restoring antique tractors with his brother Dean.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Liz (nee Paul) of Medina; children, Kevin Kimble of Medina and Katie and Rachel Kimble, both of Medina; mother, Georgia Kimble of Medina; brothers, Dean (Becky) Kimble of Medina and Clyde Russel Jr. (Julia) of Columbiana; and sister, Lynn (Philip) Kemp of Medina. He was the son-in-law of Laurel and Joe Paul of Lodi and brother-in-law of Ray (Joyce) Paul and Jeff (Diana) Paul, both of Medina. Alan also is survived by many nieces and nephews; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Russel Kimble Sr., in July 2001; maternal grandparents, Bernice and Nelson Schultz; and paternal grandparents, Mildred and Virgil Kimble.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. The Rev. Beulah Knieriem will officiate.
Burial: Litchfield Township Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

William F. Ols
William F. Ols, 84, of Hinckley Township, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Akron City Hospital after a short illness.
He was born April 13, 1917, in Cleveland and lived in Hinckley for 43 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Hinckley for many years and Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 33. Mr. Ols was employed by American Ship Building Co., building minesweepers during World War II. In later years, he worked for Duct Fabricators Inc., Web Fabricating and Bartelheim Sheet Metal as a tinner before retiring in 1979.
He is survived by his son, Richard (Mary Beth) Ols of Richmond, Va.; daughter, Rosemary (Curtis) Nemchak of Granger Township; two grandchildren; brother, John Ols of Henderson, Nev.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (nee Yarish); brothers, Edward, Frank Jr., Joseph and Frank Gerard; and sister, Sister Mary Corneila SND.
Funeral Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Assumption Catholic Church, 1033 Elm St., Grafton. Father Ralph Bodziony will officiate.
Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Grafton.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Blackburn Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton. Prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Edward F. Pelka
Edward F. Pelka, 85, of Freeport, Ohio, previously a 15-year resident of Brunswick, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Harrison County Hospital.
He was born March 22, 1916, in Lafferty, Ohio, and was a Medina County resident for 15 years. Mr. Pelka worked as a machine operator at Alcoa for 22 years. He was a member of Freeport Seniors, Tippecanoe United Methodist Church and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his son, Dennis (Brigid) Pelka of Seville; daughter, Anita (Bob) Pike of Chicago; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie, and son, Michael.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Paul M. Strojny
Paul M. Strojny, 37, of West Salem, passed away Monday, July 30, 2001, in Ashland as the result of an automobile accident.
He was born May 16, 1964, in Medina and was a Medina County resident until 1991, most recently living in Wayne County. He enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing.
Mr. Strojny is survived by his mother, Cecile R. Strojny of West Salem; sister, Rebecca (Robert) Young of Savannah, Ohio; niece, Jennifer Nicole Young of Savannah; nephew, Justin Robert Young of Savannah; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul A., and grandparents, Andrew and Lottie Strojny, and Harvey and Gertrude Phelps.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Michael Oakley will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

Raymond Conley 
Raymond ``Ray'' Conley, 80, of Grafton, died Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at Elyria Memorial Hospital. 
He was born in Salyersville, Ky. Mr. Conley was a member of Masonic Lodge 58, Medina, and a charter member of Peoples Baptist Church. 
He had been employed as an electrician at U.S. Steel. 
He is survived by his wife, Eva Conley (nee Williams); son, Ted (Bretta) of Sullivan; daughter, Shirley (Paul) Pendleton of Ocala, Fla.; brothers, Clayton of Cleveland, Arnold of Medina, Robert of Dayton and Joseph of Lewisberg; sister, Helen Truax of Brookville; grandchildren, Ronda Lowery and Gregory Pendleton; and five great-grandchildren. 
Service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. 
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick. 
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

George P. Davis Sr. 
George P. Davis Sr., 63, of Cleveland, died Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center. 
Born in Clarksburg, W.Va., Mr. Davis had been a supervisor for Myers Plow in Cleveland and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in 1951. 
He is survived by his daughters, Beverly Ann Cox and Sandy, both of Cleveland, and Paula and Donna, both of Medina; sons, Mark of Medina and George of Seven Hills; mother, Edna of West Virginia; sisters, Nancy Hardy and Ella Fletcher, both of West Virginia; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris J.; and father, Clarence. 
Private family services will be held. 
Malloy Memorial Service, 1575 W. 117th St., Cleveland, is in charge of arrangements. 

Minnie M. Gregory 
Minnie Mae Gregory, 98, of Medina, died Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at Samaritan Care Center. 
She was born in Webster Springs, W.Va., and had been a Medina County resident for seven years. Mrs. Gregory was a homemaker and member of the Methodist Church. 
She is survived by her daughters, Martha Jo Gregory and Nancy Ann Davis, both of Palm Harbor, Fla., Peggy Hill of Warren, Mich., Johnnie Sue Dillinger of Medina and Billie Gaye McCain of Kent, Wash.; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dawn Wyne of Sutton, W.Va.; and brother, Roy Miller of Gassoway, W.Va. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilleary; sons, Elmer, Denver and Arnold; and daughters, Betty Dorchak, Nellie Hall and Mabel Brown. 
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Randy K'Meyer will officiate. 
Burial: Miller Cemetery, Webster Springs. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan Care Center, 806 E. Washington St., Medina 44256. 

Drew McClung 
Drew McClung passed away Thursday morning, July 31, 1997, at his residence in Brunswick. 
Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements. 
A complete obituary will appear in Saturday's Gazette. 

Kathryn E. Michelson 
Kathryn ``Kay'' E. Michelson, 73, died Saturday, July 26, 1997, at Southwest General Health Center, Middleburg Heights, after a short illness with pneumonia. 
Born May 6, 1924, at the family residence on Bosworth Road in Cleveland, Mrs. Michelson was a 1943 graduate of John Marshall High School. She met her husband, Allan M. Michelson, a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot, in Cleveland, and married him in 1944. 
Mrs. Michelson worked as a manager of Whitey's Army & Navy stores in Berea and Medina and in 1967 obtained her real estate license. She worked for Denham Realty in Berea and later Bishop Realty in Berea, and retired from the real estate business in 1985. She later worked as a receptionist for Berea Lake Towers retirement community from the late 1980s until 1992. 
Mrs. Michelson moved to Berea in 1954. She was a founding member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Olmsted Falls. She was an avid bridge player and a member of Delta Delta Delta Alumni Bridge Association. 
She is survived by her son, Allan M. Michelson of Akron; three grandchildren; sister, Pauline Hasselbusch of Berea; and brother, Charles Gantzler of Fairview Park. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allan M. ``Mike'' Michelson, in 1987. 
Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Baker Funeral Home, 206 Front St., Berea. The Rev. Oommen Thomas will officiate. 
Visiting hours: 11 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 23114 West St., Olmsted Falls 44138. 

Michael W. Miller 
Michael W. Miller, 31, of Wooster, died Tuesday evening, July 29, 1997, at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center from injuries received in an auto accident. 
He was born in Wooster to R. Dale and Noreen Lang Miller on July 30, 1965, and was a member of Salem Lutheran Church. Mr. Miller was the owner of M & M Contracting, a subcontractor for several gas and oil well producing companies, and also worked for J.D. Dilyard. He was an avid body builder and outdoorsman. 
He is survived by his parents; sister, Christine L. Miller of Wooster; and maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Casper and Ida Lang Schmidt of Medina. 
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Earthel and Florence Miller; and maternal grandfather, Walter H. Lang. 
Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, Wooster. The Revs. Kenneth Scheck and David Williams will officiate. 
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made in his memory to the Salem Lutheran Church Building Fund, 4873 Cleveland Road, Wooster 44691, or the Kidney Foundation of Wayne County, 4318 Tannerville Road, Orrville 44667. 

Thelma I. Ream 
Thelma I. Ream, 76, of Medina, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at home. 
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. 
A complete obituary will appear in Saturday's Gazette. 

Minnie J. Stoler 
Minnie J. Stoler (nee Anderson), 96, died Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at Rittman Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a period of declining health. 
She was born in Akron and resided in Wadsworth 80 years. Mrs. Stoler was the manager of Wadsworth Auto Club, retiring in 1985 with 35 years of service. She was a member of Wadsworth First Christian Church and loved growing roses and baking cookies. 
She is survived by her daughter, Martha (Mrs. Leonard) Basham of Montville Township; and grandchildren, Charles, James and Linda. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. ``Jack''; son, Charles; brother, Fred Anderson; and sister, Edna Price. 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The Rev. Leslie F. Critchfield will officiate. 
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Wadsworth First Christian Church or the charity of one's choice. 

Benjamin Knopfle 
Benjamin Knopfle, 87, of Medina, died Thursday, July 31,1997, in Medina. 
Mr. Knopfle was born in Bottineau, N.D., on Feb. 19,1910. He retired from E.J. & G. Railroad. 
He is survived by his niece, Emily Jane Turner of Brunswick. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Katharina Knopfle; and wife, Helen. 
All services will be held in Indiana. 
Burial: Chapel Lawn, Lake County, Shererville, Ind. 
Indiana arrangements are being handled by Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland St., Gary, IN 46408, (219) 980-1141. 
Local arrangements are being handled by Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel. 

Drury T. McClung 
Drury ``Drew'' T. McClung, 67, of Brunswick, died of cancer Thursday, July 31, 1997, at his residence. 
Born in Red Star, W.Va., he had been a Brunswick resident since 1957. Mr. McClung was a retired member of UAW 1005, a social member of Brunswick VFW Post 9520 and a member of Brunswick Church of the Nazarene. He served on Brunswick City Council from 1968-1973 and once chaired the Brunswick Police and Safety Committee. He started the Brunswick Board of Commemorative Affairs, chaired the Brunswick Bi-Centennial Committee and helped organize Brunswick's first-sponsored fireworks display at Laurel Square Plaza. Mr. McClung was active in Brunswick Old Fashioned Days and received the ``Key to the City'' of Brunswick for his many community contributions. He retired from General Motors, Parma, in 1982 after 30 years of service as an inspector and machine repairman and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. His hobbies included extensive traveling and he wintered in Florida. 
He is survived by his wife, Reese Ann (nee Mattox); daughters, Judy (Harmon) Jarvis of Brunswick and Glyda Ann (Thomas) Norman of Hays, Kan.; son, Scot (Anni) McClung of Mount Vernon; sister-in-law, Helen McClung of Brook Park; grandchildren, Richard (Jackie) Jarvis, Deborah Jarvis and Kelliann McClung; and great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Dylan Jarvis. 
He was preceded in death by his brother, Levi ``Theldon'' McClung. 
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. George Gribben 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 the Cleveland Clinic Hospice program or the American Cancer Society. 

Thelma I. Ream 
Thelma I. Ream, 76, of Medina, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at her residence. 
She was born in Akron and had been a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mrs. Ream graduated from Granger High School and was a member of Medina Presbyterian Church and Medina Eastern Star Lodge 266. She was an avid golfer and a loving and caring grandmother and great-grandmother. 
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Jeanne) Shurell (Richard) of Peninsula; son, Robert Ream (Beverly) of Bath; sisters, Arleen Ganyard and Velma Williams, both of Medina; brother, Everett Pursley of Medina; granddaughters, Buffe Hamsher and Kimberly Cotter; grandson, Lance Ream; and great-granddaughters, Paige and Lauren. 
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles; brothers, Ivan and Gilbert; and sister, Mable. 
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. James Gilbert will officiate. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Medina Presbyterian Church, 5020 Burgundy Bay Blvd., Medina 44256, or Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.

Curtis C. Gregg Sr. 
Curtis Carrol Gregg Sr., 64, of Valley City, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at his residence. 
He was born in Newport, Tenn. Mr. Gregg lived in Cleveland before moving to Valley City in 1986. He was a licensed electrician and a certified HVAC technician. Mr. Gregg had been employed as a director of maintenance at Women's General Hospital in Cleveland. He retired from the Eliza Jennings Home in Cleveland. Mr. Gregg was a third class stationary engineer, licensed by the state of Ohio. He enjoyed his hobby as an amateur radio operator. 
Mr. Gregg is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (nee Sewolich), whom he married on July 26, 1954; sons, Curtis C. Gregg Jr. of Willoughby, Lawrence C. (Lauranne) Gregg of Cleveland, Brian (Lisa) Gregg of Brunswick and David Gregg of Brunswick Hills Township; daughters, Melinda M. Gregg of Las Vegas and Brenda Young of North Ridgeville, Ohio; father and stepmother, Lawrence and Christine Gregg of Newport; brother, Don Gregg of North Carolina; sisters, Shirley Coates and Mary Dean Anders, both of North Carolina, and Karen Parker of Alabama; and grandchildren, Curtis III, Christopher, Melissa, Cheyenne and Katelyn Gregg, Nichole and Jennifer Watt, Robert, Crystal, Holly and Jessica Richards and Tori Clawson. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie Corn Gregg. 
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday. Family and friends are asked to please meet at St. Rose Catholic Church, 11411 Detroit Ave., Cleveland. 
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City. 
Visting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses. 

Martin C. Kraemer 
Martin C. Kraemer, 83, of Medina, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at Evergreen Care Center. 
He was born in Cleveland and was a former North Royalton resident. Mr. Kraemer was a member of First Christian Church. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. 
Mr. Kraemer is survived by his nephews, Mark Harmon of North Royalton and Jim Harmon of New Jersey; nieces, Eileen Capatosto of California and Lynn Ginn of Painesville; great-nephews, Brad Reed of Columbus, Brian Reed of Nashville, Tenn., and Scott; great-nieces, Megan of California and April; and sister-in-laws, June Reed of Howard, Ohio, and Louise Harmon of Medina. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenore. 
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville. Merl Buckingham will officiate. 
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 222 S. Broadway St., Medina 44256. 

Danilo Mardovin 
Danilo Mardovin, 64, of Medina, died Friday, Aug. 1, 1997, in Medina. 
He was a Medina County resident for 21 years. Mr. Mardovin was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral. He enjoyed working outdoors, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Mr. Mardovin was a machinist with Van Dorn-Demag for 29 years. He served in the Merchant Marines and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. 
Mr. Mardovin was the beloved husband of Dusanka Mardovin (nee Makivic) of Medina; the beloved father of Dr. Vlada (Tamra) Mardovin of Cincinnati, Daniel Mardovin of Medina and Marina Mardovin of Medina; a brother; a sister; nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother. 
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., Medina. The very Rev. Nenad Resanovic will officiate. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Vincent J. Bernard 
Vincent J. Bernard, 78, of Medina, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997, at Hospice Care Center, Akron. 
He was born in Barberton and had been a Medina County resident for 37 years. Mr. Bernard was a member of the National Rifle Association, Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge 982, the Izaak Walton League and he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He retired from Bernard Construction Co. as a construction engineer. Mr. Bernard served in the U.S. Army and Navy during World War II. 
He is survived by his wife, Lillian (nee Kolar) of Medina; daughter, Barbara Bernard of Medina; daughter and son-law, Christine (Tim) Keaveney of Chicago; brothers, William Bernard of Barberton and Ralph Bernard of Akron; sister, Madeline Pittenger of Cuyahoga Falls; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eugenia; and sister, Genevieve Weigand. 
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina. The Rev. Robert Pfeiffer will officiate. 
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road, Medina (state Route 18 and River Styx Road). 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, 606 E. Washington St., Medina 44256, or Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256. 

Clara B. Gorfido 
Clara B. Gorfido, 74, of Medina, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997, at her residence. 
She was born in Valley City and had been a lifetime resident of Medina County. She had been a charter member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and Medina Eastern Star Lodge 266. Mrs. Gorfido was a homemaker, a former clerk for the Medina Gazette and secretary for Judge McClure. 
She is survived by her husband, Angie of Medina, to whom she was married 50 years; daughters, Kathy Eckert and Judy Gorfido, both of Medina; son, Mark Gorfido of Twinsburg; grandchildren, Tony and Todd Eckert and Christopher and Chad Gorfido; and sister, Florence (Norman) Gerspacher of Medina. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Bertha Hitzelberger. 
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 400 N. Broadway St., Medina. The Rev. William R. Lucht Jr. will officiate. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. 
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, or the Leukemia Society, 20525 Center Ridge Road, Cleveland 44116. 

Dolly F. Gumm 
Dolly Faye Gumm, 62, of Meta, Mo., died July 25, 1997, at her home. 
She was born March 14, 1935, in Marics County to Albert and Emma Ripka Stokes. Mrs. Gumm was a secretary at Modern Tool and Die in Valley City for several years and was a lifelong member of Ricker Memorial Church of the Nazarene. 
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Gumm Sr., whom she married April 2, 1960, in Jackson, Miss.; son, Jay Gumm of Columbus, Ind.; stepdaughters, Bobbie Jo Kerns of Valley Bend, W.Va., and Mary Dumire of Montrose, W.Va.; grandson, Dalton Tyler Gumm of Columbus, Ind.; stepgrandson, Charley Dumire of Montrose, W.Va.; brother, Lyle Stokes of Sacramento, Calif.; and two nieces and one nephew. 
She was preceded in death by her two sisters. 
Memorial service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. The Rev. Bob Wireman will officiate. 
Burial: Stokes Cemetery, near Meta. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ricker Memorial Church of the Nazarene Building Fund. 

Jacqueline A. Hurd 
Jacqueline A. Hurd, 72, of Ravenna, died peacefully at her home Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997, following a long illness. 
She was born Jan. 18, 1925, in Lacamba, France, to Henry and Marguerite (Benard) Touquet. A homemaker, Mrs. Hurd lived in Ravenna for the past 48 years. 
She is survived by her husband, Gale L.; son, Mark of Cape Coral, Fla.; daughter, Brigitte Dada of Medina; six grandsons; and sister, Charlotte Dubost of France. 
Private services will be held for the family. 
Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of one's choice. 
Arrangements were made by Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. 

Mae Kreider Lerch 
Mae Kreider Lerch (nee Pike), 93, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at Sophia Huntington Parker Home after a lengthy illness. 
She was born in Adair County, Ky., and resided in Medina County since 1920. Previously residing in Wadsworth, she had resided in Medina since 1962. Mrs. Lerch was a faithful member of Wadsworth United Methodist Church for 70 years and enjoyed sewing, gardening and growing roses. She was also an avid Cleveland Indians fan. 
She is survived by her daughters, Faye (Mrs. George) Holvey of Wadsworth Township and Doris Simpson of Macomb, Ill.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; stepdaughter, Carol Geer of Berea; stepson, Norbert Lerch of Hamilton; sister, Dessa Conover of Wadsworth; sister-in-law, Ethel Pike of Wadsworth; and nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Victor Kreider and Wendell Lerch; three brothers; and five sisters. 
Services: Noon Thursday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The Rev. James D. Foster will officiate. 
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wadsworth United Methodist Church Building Fund, 195 Broad St., Wadsworth 44281. 

Evelyn C. May 
Evelyn C. May, 73, of Spencer, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997, at Elyria Memorial Hospital. 
She was born in Detroit, Mich., Nov. 3, 1923, to Homer and Evelyn Cuykendall and had resided in Spencer for 39 years. She had been a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church in West Salem. 
She is survived by her children, Mary Jane Brown of Elyria, Mrs. Lawrence (Evelyn) Young of Sugarcreek, Charles William May of Creston, Rodney (Betsy) May of Barberton, Dennis (Chris) May of Nova, Dewight (Becky) May of Kissimmee, Fla., Mark (Kelly) May of Rochester, Ohio, Keith Dale (Valerie) May of Creston, Matthew Jay May and Craig Erwin (Carrie) May, all of Spencer, Luke (Cindy) May of Creston, Pete Leroy (Linda) May of Spencer and Johnithen Adam May of Elyria; 46 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Gloria, Florence and Barbara. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, John William; sons, John William II and John Paul; brothers, Buddy, Cork and Erwin; and sister, Kay. 
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St., Spencer. 
Burial: Spencer Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Helen McCullough 
By Staff report
Staff Writer
Helen ``Monie'' McCullough (nee Brosh), 89, has died. 
She was the loving mother of William (Linda) and John (Sheri); grandmother of 11; and great-grandmother of seven. 
She was preceded in death by her husbands, William McCullough and John Masavage; and sister, Delora Kruse. 
Service: 10 a.m. today at Yurch Funeral Home, 5618 Broadview Road, Parma. 
Burial: North Royalton Cemetery. 
The family suggest memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation. 

Jack Voight Wise, M.D. 
Jack Voight Wise, M.D., passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997. 
He was the beloved husband of Barbara B. (nee Basinger); father of John A. (Polly) of Hudson and Susan W. Strahan (Sam) of Madison, Va.; and grandfather of Adam and Maggie Wise, and Rachel and Sarah Strahan. 
He was preceded in death by his son, Douglas G.; grandson, Douglas Wise; and brother, Gene. 
Service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Divinity Lutheran Church. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Busch Family Chapel, 7501 Ridge Road. 
Memorials may be forwarded to Divinity Lutheran Church, 11877 Blossom Ave., Parma Heights 44130, or the Acute Hemodialysis Unit, Emil Paganini, M.D., Director, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44195. 

Anne G. Weaver 
Anne G. Weaver, 77, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 1997, at Evergreen Care Center. 
She is the sister of Joseph Spacek of Long Beach, Miss., Sister Mary Anthony Spacek of Dayton and Edward Spacek of Medina. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred (Ted) Lee Weaver; sisters, Mary Neal and Frances Flave; and brother William Spacek. 
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Northview Manor, 860 Walters Road, Medina. 
Arrangements are being handled by Dostal Funeral Services of North Olmsted.


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