Miscellaneous Medina County, Ohio Obituaries

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Robert Young 
Robert (Butch) Young, 56, of Lodi, died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 4, 1997, at Medina General Hospital. 
He was born in Lodi on March 7, 1941, the son of William and Merrill Ashley Young. Mr. Young was a 1959 graduate of Lodi High School and shortly thereafter joined the Ohio Air National Guard where he served for six years. 
He was employed by the Village of Lodi Water Department for 30 years, retiring in 1993. Mr. Young was a former Lodi volunteer fireman, and a member of Lodi American Legion Post 523 and Harrisville Masonic Lodge 137 F&AM. 
He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Michael (Yvonne) Hill of Milan, Ohio, and Mrs. Charles (Yvette) Johns of Lodi; grandchildren, Corey and Cody Hill; and sister, Mrs. Gene (Jan) Barnhart of Westfield Center. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Ronald. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. 
The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lodi Good Samaritans, 104 Medina St., Lodi 44254. 

Edward W. Shimko 
Edward W. Shimko, 80, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 1997, in Wadsworth. 
He served his country with honor in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. A distinguished service career earned him the rank of second lieutenant. He was a ranger in the 82nd Airbourne in the conflicts of Battle of the Bulge, the Normandy invasion and North Africa. On D-Day as the commander of his glider in the 395th Infantry, he led the glider personnel after landing 70 miles behind enemy lines in the middle of a German mine field for six days through enemy territory. 
Raising his family in Garfield Heights, he worked as a superintendent for United Sales Overhead Garage Door Company. Upon retirement he moved to Deltona, Fla., and dedicated his life to his son's family. He attended St. Francis Xavier Church. 
He is survived by his wife, Agnes (nee Phillips) of Wadsworth; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Teresa Shimko of Medina; grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua, Jennifer and Jeffrey; and brother, Thomas of Eastlake. 
He was preceded in death by his brother, George. 
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. The Rev. Stephen Kaminski will officiate. 
Burial: St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 
Memorial contributions may be made to ``Focus on the Family,'' P.O. Box 35500, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3550. 

Karen J. Papushak 
Karen J. Papushak (nee Jacobs) of Brunswick died of cancer Monday, Aug. 4, 1997, at her residence. 
She was born in Lakewood and had been a Medina County resident most of her life. She had been a sales/secretary for Mahen Machinery. 
She is survived by her husband, Henry ``Hank'' of Brunswick; mother, Ann Jacobs of Brunswick; sons, Robert McMillian and Henry Papushak Jr., both of Brunswick; daughter, Jennifer Brewer of Cleveland; brothers, Michael (Pam) Jacobs of Florida and James (Melissa) Jacobs of Brunswick; sisters, Rita (Sam) Millam of Brunswick and Joyce Ruf of Medina; and grandchildren, Morgan and Brett Brewer and Crystal Kanemitsu. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Richard ``Dick'' Jacobs. 
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. The Rev. Robert Hilkert will officiate. 
Burial: Westview Cemetery, Brunswick. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Western Reserve. 

Susan Hughmanic Ferrier 
Susan Hughmanic Ferrier, 101, of Warwick, N.Y., formerly of Valley City (1936-1977), died Monday, Aug. 4, 1997, at her home. 
She was born March 3, 1896, in Indiana, Pa., to John J. and Katherine Ribovits Hughmanic. She was married to Norman E. Ferrier and was a housewife. Mrs. Ferrier was a Warwick resident for 20 years. 
She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Kiley of Warwick and Katherine Lester of Huntsville, Ala.; sons, Robert Ferrier of Memphis, Miss., James Ferrier of Medina and Norman H. Ferrier of Columbus; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband; and son, John Ferrier. 
Services will be private. 
Interment: Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Valley City. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fantasy Play House, 2718 Imperial Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801. 

James T. Burbage 
James Theodore Burbage, 63, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. 
Mr. Burbage was born in Wadsworth and graduated with the class of 1951. He was a retired field engineer for CSR at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. After serving in the Navy for two years, he worked as a field engineer for RCA in the Caribbean for 24 years, including the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Antigua. He had moved his family to Brevard County, Fla., with RCA in 1976. 
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Elaine of Indian Harbour Beach; daughter, Eve Talbert of Vero Beach; son and daughter-in-law, William (Laura) of Orlando; sister, Dolores (Roger) Koppes of Lodi; and two grandchildren. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of one's choice. 

Lucille W. Brant 
Lucille W. Brant, 89, of Valley City, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at Evergreen Care Center, Medina. 
Born in Valley City, Mrs. Brant had lived in Medina County all her life. She was a lifelong member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Valley City, where she had been active in the Ladies Aide years ago. She was also a member of AARP, Valley City, and Brunswick senior citizens groups. 
She is survived by her daughter, LaVerne (William) Gunkelman of Valley City; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Bertha Tumbush of Willoughby Hills; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester in 1972; son, Franklin in 1973; and daughter, Rita Spero in 1996. 
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 6656 Center Road, Valley City. Her grandson, the Rev. Doug Gunkelman, and the Revs. Henry Noffke and Michael Oakley will officiate. 
Burial: Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Valley City. 
Visiting hours: One hour prior to the service Friday at the church. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Emmanuel United Church of Christ or the Zion Lutheran Church Scholarship Fund, c/o 2233 Abbeyville Road, Valley City 44280. 
Arrangements are being handled by Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. 

Glenn S. Bowman 
Glenn S. Bowman, 86, of Medina, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997. 
In his early years, Mr. Bowman had lived in Cleveland and had also farmed in the Granger area. In his adult years, he resided in Hinckley Township and then at Medina Forest Meadows Villas for the past nine years. He had been employed at Ohio Crankshaft in Cleveland during World War II and for 30 years he owned Bowman's General Store in Hinckley. He was an avid Indians and Cavs fan and enjoyed watching boxing. Mr. Bowman was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Hinckley and the Masonic Lodge in Richfield. He was a graduate of Hinckley High School. 
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Robert May of Ashland; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Kay of Medina; sisters, Florence of Cleveland and Thelma Smith of Medina; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dale in 1988; and brother, Roy in 1997. 
Memorial service: 4 p.m. Sunday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1605 Center Road, Hinckley. The Rev. Philip Cummings will officiate. A luncheon will follow. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Mr. Bowman's memory. 

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. today at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina. The Rev. Robert Pfeiffer will officiate. 
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron. 
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. 
Arrangements are being handled by Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road, Medina (state Route 18 and River Styx Road). 

Albert Adams 
Albert Adams, 72, of Brunswick, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at his residence. 
He was born in Rivesville, W.Va., and had been a Medina County resident for 40 years. 
Mr. Adams was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and UAW 1005. He retired from Chevy in Parma as a machine operator after 32 years service and was a retired Brunswick bus driver. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He coached Brunswick little league for many years and his hobbies included golf and his children and grandchildren whom he loved dearly and were the joy of his life. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Adams (nee Suplita), whom he married Oct. 9, 1948, in Fairmont, W.Va.; daughters, Rhonda Kunselman of Litchfield Township and Cindy Hildebrand and Jeanne Rezack, both of Medina; sons, Randy (Lynn) Adams of Littleton, Colo., Andy (Connie) Adams of Medina and Anthony (Christy) Adams of Racine, Wisc.; brother, Virgil (Midge) Adams of New Martinsville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Lisa (Bob) Smith of Medina, Christen, Scott and Joseph Adams, all of Medina, Joshua and Eric Adams, both of Littleton, Matthew and Shelly Hildebrand, both of Brunswick, Kristina and Rachel Rezack, both of Medina and Tina and Erica Adams, both of Racine; and great-granddaughter, Emily Smith of Medina. 
Service: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. 
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Pauline Ott 
Pauline Ott, 71, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital after a brief illness. 
Mrs. Ott was born in Creston and resided in Wadsworth for 50 years. 
She is survived by her daughters, Sandy Ott of Allen Park, Mich., and Claudia Ott of Wadsworth; sons, Don of West Hollywood, Calif., and Chuck of Wadsworth; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Trogdon of Rittman; brothers, Harry Kelley of Barberton, Walter Kelley of Wooster and Roy Kelley of Sandusky; and many friends. 
She was preceded in death by her sons, Robert and William; and brothers and sister, Paul, Donald and Pearl Kelley. 
Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St. Wadsworth. The Rev. Bret Deffenbaugh will officiate. 
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Glenn S. Bowman 
Glenn S. Bowman, 86, of Medina, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997. 
In his early years, Mr. Bowman had lived in Cleveland and had also farmed in the Granger area. In his adult years, he resided in Hinckley Township and then at Medina Forest Meadows Villas for the past nine years. He had been employed at Ohio Crankshaft in Cleveland during World War II and for 30 years he owned Bowman's General Store in Hinckley. He was an avid Indians and Cavs fan and enjoyed watching boxing. Mr. Bowman was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Hinckley and the Masonic Lodge in Richfield. He was a graduate of Hinckley High School. 
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Robert May of Ashland; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Kay of Medina; sisters, Florence of Cleveland and Thelma Smith of Medina; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dale in 1988; and brother, Roy in 1997. 
Memorial service: 4 p.m. Sunday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1605 Center Road, Hinckley. The Rev. Philip Cummings will officiate. A luncheon will follow. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Mr. Bowman's memory. 

Albert Adams 
Albert Adams, 72, of Brunswick, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at his residence. 
He was born in Rivesville, W.Va., and had been a Medina County resident for 40 years. 
Mr. Adams was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and UAW 1005. He retired from Chevy in Parma as a machine operator after 32 years service and was a retired Brunswick bus driver. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He coached Brunswick little league for many years and his hobbies included golf and his children and grandchildren whom he loved dearly and were the joy of his life. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Adams (nee Suplita), whom he married Oct. 9, 1948, in Fairmont, W.Va.; daughters, Rhonda Kunselman of Litchfield Township and Cindy Hildebrand and Jeanne Rezack, both of Medina; sons, Randy (Lynn) Adams of Littleton, Colo., Andy (Connie) Adams of Medina and Anthony (Christy) Adams of Racine, Wis.; brother, Virgil (Midge) Adams of New Martinsville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Lisa (Bob) Smith of Medina, Christen, Scott and Joseph Adams, all of Medina, Joshua and Eric Adams, both of Littleton, Matthew and Shelly Hildebrand, both of Brunswick, Kristina and Rachel Rezack, both of Medina and Tina and Erica Adams, both of Racine; and great-granddaughter, Emily Smith of Medina. 
Service: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. 
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Lewis E. Aukerman 
Lewis E. Aukerman, 70, of Medina, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at Hospice Care Center in Copley. 
He was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Congress, Ohio, to Joseph and Rose Ribbeck Aukerman and grew up in Lodi, graduating from Lodi High School in 1948. On Sept. 2, 1950, he married Mary Duplaga and they resided in Medina for the past 50 years. Mr. Aukerman worked for General Motors in Brook Park for 31 years, retiring in 1982. He also worked as a groundskeeper at Weymouth Country Club in Medina for more than 20 years. He was a member of Medina Eagles and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and working in his garden. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage on Sept. 2; daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Linda) Setzer of Medina; son, Kenneth (Mary Ellen) Aukerman of Medina; grandchildren, Chad Setzer, Kim (Chris) Sexton and Megan Aukerman; great-granddaughter, Kayleen Elizabeth Sexton; sisters, Mabel McLaughlin of Cleveland, Mrs. Don (Ruth) Hastings of West Salem and Mrs. Dick (Dorothy) Snader of Columbus; and brother, Milo of Medina. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roy, Harry, Chet and Glenn; and sister, Peg Rose. 
Service: 11 a.m. today at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. Pastor Mike Hastings will officiate. 
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, 44333, or to Lafayette Rescue Squad, 6776 Wedgewood Road, Medina, 44256. 

George E. Ensign 
George Edmond Ensign, 81, of Inverness, Fla., passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, after a brief illness. 
He was born March 3, 1919, on the family farm in Spencer to Clyde and Cora Welsh Ensign. He was a foreman for S.J. Groves and Sons Construction Co. and retired in 1976, after 16 years. Following his retirement, George and his wife, Geraldine, owned and operated a mobile home park in St. Clairesville, Ohio. They moved to Florida in 1976 and owned and operated Ensign's Oasis Mobile Home Park in Inverness. Mr. Ensign was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving aboard troop and munitions ships in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. He also served in Morocco and Sicily. 
George loved animals and was never without cats in the house. He was an avid poker player who enjoyed beating his sons and sons-in-law out of their money -- a nickel and dime at a time. In the '50s, he managed and played on various softball teams around the Medina and Lorain county areas. 
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine "Gerry," to whom he was married 48 years; sons, Carmen "Spud" Brinker of Inverness, Warren Brinker of Spencer and Clayton Brinker of Gainesville, Fla.; daughters, Charlene Wuthrich of Sullivan Township and Beverly Bricker of Inverness; sisters, Lucille Dunbar, Bertha Hopkins and Doris Simon; brothers, Charles, Harold, Donald "Jake" and Frank; grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. 
Memorial service: 7 p.m. today at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St. Spencer. The Rev. Brad Kelley will officiate. 

Ethel Farkas 
Ethel Farkas (nee Kovach), 82, passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Samaritan Care Center, surrounded by her loving family. 
She was born in Findleyville, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for 32 years, previously of Parma. Mrs. Farkas was proud of her Hungarian heritage and her family commitment. She was a member of the General Motors "Chevettes" and was a 13-year administrative assistant at General Motors in Parma, retiring in 1973. She was a member of Medina Presbyterian Church. 
Mrs. Farkas is survived by her husband of 59 years, Steve; daughters, Rhona (James) Black of Wooster and Judith (Charles K.) Mullins of Franklin, Mich.; sister-in-law, Mary Kovach of Broadview Heights; brother, Steve Kovach of Avon; grandchildren, Kelly Black of Cleveland, Douglas Black of Wooster, Sherry Mullins of Royal Oak, Mich., and Christine Mullins of Auburn Hills, Mich.; and great-grandchild, CoriAnn Olshavsky. She was godmother to Cheryl Lyn Farkas of Maryland and Steve Kovach of Westlake. 
She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Elsie Kovach; brother, Benjamin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter and Edith Kovach and Arthur and Stella Kovach; and sister, Rose Kovach. 
Service: Noon today at Medina Presbyterian Church on state Route 18. The Rev. James Gilbert will officiate. 
Burial: Western Reserve Cemetery, at a later date. 
Visiting hours: 11 a.m. to noon today at the church. 
The family requests contributions in lieu of flowers to Medina Presbyterian Church, 5020 Burgundy Bay Blvd., Medina, 44256. 
Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Medina, is in charge of arrangements. 

Roy M. Powers 
Roy M. Powers, 78, of Wadsworth, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at Hospice Care Center, after a lengthy illness. 
Mr. Powers was born in Wadsworth and was a lifelong resident of the Wadsworth area. He was a driver for H.J. Hall Trucking Co. for 30 years. Mr. Powers was a lifetime member of Wadsworth First Christian Church, where he served as an usher and deacon. He was a member of American Legion post 170, retired Teamsters, Odd Fellows Lodge and Medina chapter of the Alliance of the Mentally Ill. Mr. Powers was past president of Silver Star Riders and Swinging Stars. He enjoyed horses, bowling and golfing. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II. 
He is survived by his daughters, Vivian (Mrs. Jerry) Lash of Medina, Ginger Ramsey of Clinton; son, Roger of Medina; grandchildren, Megan and Molly Lash of Los Angeles and Jacob Ramsey of Clinton; brother-in-law, Harold Ratchford; sister-in-law, Jessie Powers; and many nieces and nephews. 
Mr. Powers was preceded in death by wife, Melba, and brother, Willie. 
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The Rev. James L. Singleton and Pastor Leslie F. Critchfield will officiate. 
Interment: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and one-half hour prior to service Wednesday at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, 44333. 

David B. Pursley 
David Brian Pursley, 43, of Westfield Township, passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at his home. 
He was born Jan. 28, 1957, in Medina to Thomas Harold and Helen Mae Boone Pursley and was a lifetime resident of Westfield. He attended Cloverleaf High School and was employed by Miller Restoration in Lyndhurst. He was a U.S. Army veteran. 
Mr. Pursley is survived by his wife, Ann (nee Cavanaugh); parents, Thomas and Helen Pursley of Seville; sisters, Jacqueline Pursley of Seville and Tina (Gregory) Frary of Lodi; and brothers, Thomas Jr. (Janice) Pursley of Medina and Jerry (Nancy) Pursley of Columbus. He was adored by all of his nieces and nephews. 
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. The Rev. Ned Weist of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish will officiate. 
Burial: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman. 
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 
Young and innocent, that's how we all start. Never knowing or believing, our paths will ever part. My Brother you are from the beginning, my Friend you are to the end. Our love for each other an unspoken letter, we never have to send. Good-bye dear David until the moment comes, that we all live together again, as we did when we were young ... 

Gregory L. Sampsell 
Gregory L. Sampsell, 50, of Seville, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at his residence, after a lengthy battle with cancer. 
He was born in Lakewood and was a lifetime resident of Medina County. Mr. Sampsell was a road service mechanic for Ohio Materials Handling of Bedford for 14 years. He served with the U.S. Army Infantry during the Vietnam War, where he earned a Purple Heart. 
Mr. Sampsell is survived by his wife, Patricia (nee Ryan) of Seville; sons, Michael Sampsell, serving in the U.S. Army in Germany and Edward Sampsell of Seville; daughter, Melanie (Mathew) Batdorff of Doylestown; brothers, Albert (Joi) Sampsell Jr. of Florida, Keith (Mary) Sampsell of Columbus and Richard (Linda) Sampsell of Lodi; sisters, Deborah (John) Mathews of Bettsville, Ohio, Barbara Tacchite of Wadsworth, Margaret (Victor) Justik of Hinckley Township and Laura (Douglas) Kessell of Virginia; and grandchildren, Hallie and Benjamin K. Batdorff and Morgan Horne. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Sr. and Phyllis Sampsell. 
Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road, Medina, where a memorial service will be held at 8. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Medina County Hospice, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256. 

Oscar T. Wiley 
Oscar Taylor Wiley, 69, of Brunswick, previously of Cleveland, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Medina General Hospital. 
He was born Jan. 22, 1931, in Huntington, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for 34 years. Mr. Wiley was a member of United Auto Workers Local 1005. He was a technician for the Chevrolet Plant in Parma for 31 years, retiring in 1993. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. 
He is survived by his son, Tommy (Malinda) Wiley of Parma; daughters, Norma Wiley of North Canton and Sandy Wiley of Cleveland; brother, George of Ashtabula; sister, Pearl (Richard) Thompson of Huntington; sisters-in-law, Leota Wiley of Kiahsville, W.Va., and Norah Wiley of Columbus; grandchildren, Keith Horton and Clayton and Jennifer Wiley. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucian and Norma Wiley and brothers, Herman, Harold and Deward Wiley. 
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick. 
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Earl E. Young 
Earl E. Young, 79, of Wadsworth, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at Altercare of Wadsworth, after a lengthy illness. 
Mr. Young was born in Wadsworth, where he was a lifelong resident. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ and a machinist at National Rubber Machinery, retiring in 1983 with 31 years of service. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He enjoyed gardening and feeding the squirrels and birds. 
He is survived by his wife, Margaret (nee Smith); son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Cheryl of Wadsworth; son, William of Wadsworth; daughter, Martha "Marti" of Wadsworth; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his brother, Benjamin. 
Graveside service: Noon on Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. Jonathan A. Knight will officiate. Veterans of Foreign Wars post 1089 and American Legion post 170 will conduct military services. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ or the charity of one's choice. 
Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, Wadsworth, is handling arrangements.


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