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Garth C. Goede 
Garth C. Goede of Parma died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at his residence. 
He was a U. S. Air Force veteran. 
He is survived by his daughter, Shannon Jane Goede; parents, Garth E. and LaVerne (nee Hein); sister, Donna (George) Lipscomb; niece and nephew, Garrick Lipscomb and Alecia Schneider; and former spouse, Jane Darrah Goede. 
Friends are invited to join the family for a memorial service on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Hopko Funeral Home, 6020 Broadview Road., Parma. 

Leo B. Reyes 
Dr. Leo B. Reyes, a physician at Akron City Hospital from 1960 until 1995, died unexpectedly on Sept. 29, 2000, in Colorado Springs, Colo. 
Dr. Reyes was born in 1927 in Indang Cavite, the Philippines. After receiving his M.D. from the oldest university in Asia, University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Dr. Reyes came to the United States in 1956 to complete an internship and surgical residency at Fairview General Hospital (formally Fairview Park Hospital) in Cleveland. In 1960, he began residency in pathology at Akron City Hospital, and went on to join its Department of Pathology, remaining there until his retirement in 1995. Dr. Reyes was a longtime member of the American Medical Association, the College of American Pathologists, and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Dr. Reyes was also Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), where he was formally recognized as an outstanding educator. An avid collector of guns, Dr. Reyes was a member of the National Rifle Association. He also enjoyed a passion for classical music and was an amateur photographer. 
He is survived by his former wife of 30 years, Barbara (nee Diringer) of Jacksonville, Fla.; sons, Greg Reyes of Colorado Springs and Brad Reyes of New York City; daughter, Teresa Reyes of Los Angeles, Calif.; beloved granddaughter, Zoe Marie; sisters, Linda Zaharevitz of Hawaii and Lucy Salazar of the Philippines; as well as numerous other family members in the Philippines. 
A private service was held Oct. 4 for immediate family at the Swan Law Funeral Home in Colorado Springs. 
Condolences may be sent to 7130 Ashley Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo., 80922 to be forwarded to family members. 

LaVerne S. Schneider 
LaVerne S. Schneider, 87, of Tiffin, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, in Tiffin. 
She was born June 20, 1913. 
Mrs. Schneider is survived by her sons, Jim Schneider of Chatham and Dan Schneider of Brook Park; daughter, Joy Rose of Tiffin; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Adelbert J. (Del) . 
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Jardine Funeral Home, 14701 Pearl Road, Strongsville. The Rev. Judy Claycomb will officiate. 
Burial: Strongsville Cemetery, Strongsville. 
Visiting hours: 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Home, Tiffin, memorials for LaVerne Schneider or charity of choice.

Stella M. Gittinger 
Stella M. Gittinger, 82, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Medina General Hospital. 
She was born March 13, 1918, in Cleveland, and was a Medina County resident for three months. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and eating out with friends. She was a member of St. Albert the Great in North Royalton, and Social Lites. She worked for North Royalton schools for 21 years. 
She is survived by her sons, Raymond (Donna) of Litchfield and Arthur (Barbara) of Lodi; brother, Francis (Margie) Bates of Westlake; seven grandchildren, Allysa, Tiffany, Lisa, Carrie, Corrine, Alan and Brian; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler-Lynn and Hanah. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold and her brother, Kenneth Bates. 
Service: Noon Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road, state Route 303 and Interstate 71. The Rev. John Buoa will officiate. 
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park. 
Visiting Hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Leslie L. Lawrence 
Leslie L. Lawrence, 87, of Lodi, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Meadowview Care Center in Seville. 
Parker and Son Funeral Home of Lodi is in charge of arrangements. 

Charles P. Shields Jr. 
Charles Patterson Shields Jr., 69, of Medina, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Barberton Citizens Hospital. 
He was born in Louisville, Ky., and was a Medina County resident for 40 years. He was a member of Medina Breakfast Kiwanis-Lodi Rotary Club and a board member of Medina County Credit Union. He loved kids and played Santa for Chatham VFW and other groups. Mr. Shields was an avid reader and had a real zest for life, living it to the fullest. He retired from his 22-year career as an elementary school principal in the Cloverleaf school district 12 years ago and was a teacher in the Medina school system for six years as well. He served in the U.S. Army between 1953 and 1955. 
He is survived by his wife Dolores (nee Kimball), of Medina, to whom he was married 45 years; sons, Dr. Charles P. Shields (Rebecca) of Richmond, Va., John A. (Cathleen) Shields of Medina, Scott R. Shields of Apple Creek and James Allen Shields of Medina; grandsons, Andrew and Davis Shields; sister, Nancy Helmbrecht of Evansville, Ind.; brother, David Allen Shields of Paducah, Ky., half-brother, Dr. Charles Lynn Shields of Paducah; and half-sister, Linda Kaye Meyers of Indianapolis. 
He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Jane. 
There will be a private family funeral at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Pastor Daniel Haberkost will officiate. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday today at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Cloverleaf Foundation, 8525 Friendsville Road, Lodi, 44254. 

William O. Silchuk 
William O. Silchuk, 80, of Seville, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at his home. 
He was born in Rittman and had been a Medina County resident for 41 years. He retired from Rockwell Industries after 35 years. He enjoyed farming and his garden. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II 
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elfrida of Seville; son, William J. Silchuk of Seville; daughter, Marylou (Darrell J.) Meyers of Seville; brothers, Juinior F. Silchuk of Wadsworth and Eugene Silchuk of Hearitage, Tenn.; and grandson, Darrell W. Meyers. 
Private family services will be held. 
Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville, is handling arrangements. 

Ralph L. Spice 
Ralph L. Spice, 83, of Wadsworth, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Barberton Citizens Hospital after a lengthy illness. 
Mr. Spice was born in Sharon Township and was a lifelong resident of the Wadsworth area. He was employed at PPG, retiring in 1980 with 39 years of service and was a bus driver for Wadsworth city schools for over 20 years. He was a member of First Mennonite Church and past president of OAPSE (Ohio Association of Public School Employees). 
Mr. Spice is survived by his wife, Petronela ("Petty"); sons, Larry (Shirley) of Millersville, Md. and Ralph W. (Martha) of Jarrettsville, Md.; daughters, Joanne (Tom) Kingwardell of Quincy and Susan (Richard) Rambacher of Randolph; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and one sister. 
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hilliard and Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The Rev. James R. Mohr will officiate. 
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi. 
Visiting hours: 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wadsworth First Mennonite Church, 405 Trease Road, Wadsworth, or the American Diabetes Foundation. 

Joseph Stanczyk 
Joseph Stanczyk, 68, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Cleveland Clinic. 
He was born March 13, 1932. He was a member of the Polish-American Club and St. Adalbert Parish in Berea. He was retired after being employed as a tailor at Richmond Brothers. and May Company. 
He is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth Cruz and Margo (Bernard) Vaughn; niece, Donna Marie; nephew, John Brodkowski; and granddaughter, Rachel Cruz. 
Service: Wednesday at a time to be announced. 
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Waite and Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road, state Route 303 and Interstate 71.

Spiros Katsikos 
Spiros Katsikos, 75, of Brunswick, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, in Westlake. 
He was born July 21, 1925, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 28 years. Mr. Katsikos was an electrician for Conrail for 30 years. He was a member of IBEW Local 912. Mr. Katsikos served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. 
He is survived by his wife, Doris (nee Krysh) Katsikos of Brunswick; daughter, Lisa Krysh of Berea; sons, Richard (Renee) Hiller of Parma and George Katsikos of Brunswick; sister, Angeline McNett of Cleveland; and eight grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Katsikos and Crisanthy (nee Nakou) Katsikos; sister, Helen Moutseous; and brother, John Katsikos. 
Service: Saturday at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, 4548 Wallings Road, North Royalton, at a time to be announced. Father Dimitrios Simeonidis will officiate. 
Burial: St. Theodosius Cemetery, Brooklyn. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 and Interstate 71).Trisagion, 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Leslie L. Lawrence 
Leslie Lewis Lawrence, 88, of Lodi, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Meadowview Care Center in Seville following a lengthy period of declining health. 
He was born Oct. 11, 1912, in Cleveland, to John and Mary Liptack Lorencz and resided in Solon before moving to Lodi in 1946. Mr. Lawrence was a machine inspector for Bendix Westinghouse in Elyria, retiring in 1976 following 24 years of service. He was a member of Faith Victory Center in Homerville. 
He is survived by his sons, Leslie Joseph (Loretta) Lawrence of Enon, Ohio, and Alan Lawrence of Panama; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Hein of Leetonia, Ohio; and brothers, Paul Lawrence of Parma and Edward Lawrence of Florida. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Jean Mary, who passed in January of this year. 
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. Pastor Sheila Massengale of Homerville will officiate. 
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Eva M. Melnik 
Eva Marie Melnik, newborn, of Cleveland Heights, passed away Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at University Hospitals. 
She was born Oct. 20, 2000, and is survived by her parents, Joseph Melnik and Rhonda O'Neal; brother, Maxwell Melnik; grandmother, Louise A. Melnik; and grandparents, Cynthia and Larry O'Neal. 
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick. 
Arrangements are being handled by Carlson Funeral Home, Brunswick. 

Dennis R. Nehrenz 
Dennis R. Nehrenz, 47, of Doylestown, died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000. 
He was a resident of Doylestown and formerly of Akron. Mr. Nehrenz was employed at Helfin Welding & Sheet Metal as a roofer, and was a member of Local 88. He enjoyed tennis, golf and attending his children's sporting events. He will be sadly missed by those who loved him. 
He is survived by his daughter, Sara Nehrenz; son, Denny Nehrenz, both of the home; and their mother, Jeanne Nehrenz of Doylestown; brothers, Roy (Ruth) Nehrenz of Seville, Jerry (Joyce) Nehrenz of Creston; sister, Judy (Robert) Thomas of Medina; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jean and Ken Frost of Norton; brother-in-law, Ken (Kim) Frost of Green; sisters-in-law, Kim Frost of Norton and Helen (Denny) Knox of Tallmadge; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Hazel Nehrenz; brothers, Arthur and Robert Jr.; and sister, Vivian Farber. 
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home, 132 N. Portage St., Doylestown. Pastor John Hermann will officiate. 
Burial: Greensburg Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Hugh Riegger 
Hugh Riegger, 76, passed away after a short illness Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000. 
He was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Fairlawn West United Church of Christ. Mr. Riegger retired from Norton Co. 18 years ago and became an avid woodworker, building hundreds of pieces of country and early American reproduction furniture. He served in Europe and the Philippines with the 86th Division and received the Bronze Star for heroism in action during World War II. 
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Darr Riegger; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Sue Riegger of Perrysberg, Scott and Susie Riegger and Jeff Riegger, all of Akron; stepchildren and spouses, Frank Darr and Rosemary Riley of Columbus, John and Belinda Darr of Akron, and Jeanne and Robert Cundiff of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Bryan, Andrew, Laura, Michael and Henry Riegger, Carly and Danny Cundiff, and Kaitlyn and Samantha Darr will miss Papa; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Jane Riegger and David and Edith Riegger, all of Medina; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lois and Herman Hoskins of Phoenix, Ariz.; many nieces and nephews; and his many friends and golfing buddies will miss him. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pauline and Henry Riegger, and first wife, Phyllis Gibson Riegger. 
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Fairlawn West United Church of Christ. The Rev. David Loar will officiate. 
Private inurnment will be at Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina, where American Legion 475 Copley will conduct military services. 
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Billow Fairlawn Chapel, 85 N. Miller Road, Akron. 
If friends should desire, memorials may be made to Hospice/Visiting Nurse Service, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, 44333; American Cancer Society, 1900 W. Market St., Akron, 44313; or Fairlawn West United Church of Christ Building Fund, 2095 W. Market St., Akron, 44313. 

Charles P. Shields Jr. 
Charles Patterson Shields Jr., 69, of Medina, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Barberton Citizens Hospital. 
He was born in Louisville, Ky., and was a Medina County resident for 40 years. He was a member of Medina Breakfast Kiwanis-Lodi Rotary Club and a board member of Medina County Credit Union. He loved kids and played Santa for Chatham VFW and other groups. Mr. Shields was an avid reader and had a real zest for life, living it to the fullest. He retired from his 22-year career as an elementary school principal in the Cloverleaf school district 12 years ago and was a teacher in the Medina school system for six years as well. He served in the U.S. Army between 1953 and 1955. 
He is survived by his wife, Dolores (nee Kimball), of Medina, to whom he was married 45 years; sons, Dr. Charles P. Shields (Rebecca) of Richmond, Va., John A. (Cathleen) Shields of Medina, Scott R. Shields of Apple Creek and James Allen Shields of Medina; grandsons, Andrew and Davis Shields; sister, Nancy Helmbrecht of Evansville, Ind.; brother, David Allen Shields of Paducah, Ky., half-brother, Dr. Charles Lynn Shields of Paducah; and half-sister, Linda Kaye Meyers of Indianapolis. 
He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Jane. 
There will be a private family funeral at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Pastor Daniel Haberkost will officiate. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Cloverleaf Foundation, 8525 Friendsville Road, Lodi, 44254. 

William O. Silchuk 
William O. Silchuk, 80, of Seville, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at his home. 
He was born in Rittman and was a Medina County resident for 41 years. He retired from Rockwell Industries after 35 years. He enjoyed farming and his garden. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II 
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elfrida of Seville; son, William J. Silchuk of Seville; daughter, Marylou (Darrell J.) Meyers of Seville; brothers, Juinior F. Silchuk of Wadsworth and Eugene Silchuk of Hearitage, Tenn.; and grandson, Darrell W. Meyers. 
Private family services will be held. 
Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville, is handling arrangements. 

Joseph Stanczyk 
Joseph Stanczyk, 68, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, in Cleveland. 
He was born March 13, 1932, in Mieczyn, Poland. Mr. Stanczyk was a retired tailor for May Co. and Richmond Bros. He served in the Polish army and was a member of the Polish-American Veterans and St. Adalbert Parish. 
He is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth Cruz and Margo (Bernard) Vaughan; niece, Donna Marie; nephew, John Brodkowski; and granddaughter, Rachel Cruz. 
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 68 Adalbert St., Berea. The Rev. John Kilcoyne will officiate. 
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).

Mary C. Alexander 
Mary Carolyn Alexander (nee Edwards), 68, beloved wife, mother, sister and friend left us all to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, during treatment at the Wooster Community Hospital. 
She was born March 19, 1932, in Croton, Ohio, to Leslie Melvin and Helen Awilda (Mathews) Edwards. She graduated from Centerburg High School in 1950 and married Loran Dale Alexander in 1953. The couple lived in Marion, Ohio, before moving to Wooster in 1960. Since arriving in Wooster, Mary served as leader and counselor in many youth-focused organizations: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Madisonburg Mary Janes 4-H Club. Since the age of nine she was involved with the Girl Scouts as a scout, troop leader, council trainer, delegate and master trainer. Mary was an active member of the Salem Lutheran Church and served as a Sunday School teacher, church council secretary and treasurer. She also served many years as a worker for the Wayne County Board of Elections. Much of her time was spent traveling and camping with her husband across the United States, Canada and as far north as Alaska as an active member of the Good Sam's Family Hiking and Camping, Hobo's and Golden Recliner's camping associations. 
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Robert ("Bob") Alexander of Key West, Fla.; daughters, Loralea (Mark) Ewing of Seville, Sue Haumesser (Leo Miller) of Wooster and Colleen Alexander of Powell, Ohio; grandchildren, Donald Abernathy III, Brandon Haumesser, Derek Haumesser, Brittany Haumesser, Tyler Ewing and Amanda Ewing; and sister, Margaret (Boyd) Wilson of Blacklick, Ohio. 
Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church. The Rev. Ken Scheck will officiate. 
Burial: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends after the service. 
Those who wish may make contributions to the Mary Alexander Memorial Fund, c/o the Salem Lutheran Church, 4873 Cleveland Road, Wooster, 44691. 
Arrangements are being made by the McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. 

George T. Carroll Sr. 
George Thomas Carroll Sr., 85, of Valley City, was born to Eternal Life Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, in Medina. 
He was born in Freeport, Ill., on Jan. 10, 1915, and was a Medina County resident for four years, previously living in Joliet, Ill. Mr. Carroll was a former plant manager of Blockson Chemical Works and an engineer at Olin Chemical. 
Mr. Carroll is survived by his sons, George (Ruth) Carroll Jr. of Valley City, Elbert (Pat) Carroll of Joliet, Ill. and the Rev. Robert Carroll O'Carm. of Mundelein, Ill.; daughter, LouAnn (Robert) Dean of Long Meadow, Mass.; sister, Frances Carroll of Freeport, Ill.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Frances (nee Ballas) Carroll; first wife, Beatrice (nee Peeling); second wife, Audrey (nee Collier); and brother, C. William Carroll. 
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus (Illinois). 
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, Ill. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71). 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin Building Fund, 1824 Station Rd., Valley City, 44280. 

Vernon L. Heaton 
Vernon L. Heaton, 80, of Cleveland, died at Life Care Center of Medina. 
He was born in Salem, Ky., and resided in Missouri before moving to Cleveland in 1956. He retired from A.B.F. Trucking Co. in Cleveland where he worked as a dock hauler for 25 years. Mr. Heaton was a lifelong member of the Valley City VFW Post 5563. He was a World War II Army veteran. 
Mr. Heaton is survived by his wife of 55 years, Drena; children, Linda Gail (Arnold) Hill and David (Lynn) Heaton, all of Bexley, W. Va., Leon (Mickey) Heaton of Valley City and Drena Ann (Robbie) Kozowski of California; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters. 
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. 
Burial: Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The Rev. Erwin Koch will officiate. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. 

Wilbert S. Huffman 
Wilbert S. "Bud" Huffman, 94, of Wadsworth, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Silver Springs of Medina County after a brief illness. 
Mr. Huffman was born in Wadsworth where he was a lifelong resident. He was employed in the shipping department of Plasticraft and formerly employed at the Wadsworth Brick Yard. Mr. Huffman was a Golden Eagle at FOE 2117 and a member of the Wadsworth Moose Lodge 2070. 
He is survived by his wife, Betty (nee Winkleman); son and daughter-in-law, Charles "Tuna" and Tammy of Portage Lakes; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Richard Sheedy of Seville; ten grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. 
Mr. Huffman was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy; daughter, Joanne Bethune; sisters, Priscilla "Puss" Busch and Florence Serfass. 
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Wadsworth EMS or Silver Springs of Medina. 
Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home Inc. of Wadsworth is handling arrangements.

Donald W. Dearth Sr. 
Donald W. Dearth Sr., 81, of Lodi, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Meadowview Care Center, Seville. 
He was born Dec. 7, 1920, in Chatham Township to Aaron and Freeda Bonam Dearth and lived his whole life in Medina County. Mr. Dearth was head custodian at Lodi Elementary School for 22 years. He worked at Spencer Manufacturing Co. during the war years and also at the North Printery in Lodi. 
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (nee Sewell), to whom he was married 62 years; sons, Donald Dearth of Lodi, Walter (Jackie) Dearth of Wooster and David (Vickie) Dearth of Anchorage, Alaska; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Nellie Maszgay of Lafayette Township, Alice (Harry) Cash and Irene McKenzie, both of Lodi, and Mildred Christman of Woodsfield, Ohio; and sister-in-law, June (Robert) Dearth of Lodi. 
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Depew; parents; sister, Mae Williams; brothers, Floyd, Paul, James, Carl and Robert; and brother-in-law, William McKenzie. 
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. The Rev. Robert Holmes will officiate. 
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Medina County or a charity of choice. 

Carol L. Herrera 
Carol L. Herrera, 53, of Lodi, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Medina General Hospital. 
She was born Jan. 2, 1948, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 
A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's Gazette. 
Carlson Funeral Home of Brunswick is in charge of arrangements. 

Helen M. Nannfeldt 
Helen Marie Nannfeldt (nee McEwen), 91, formerly of Lynbrook, N.Y., has passed away. 
She was the loving mother of William George (Sandra) of Hinckley Township; grandmother of Scott, Dana, Jeffrey and Sean Lawless and Benjamin and Barbara Nannfeldt; great-grandmother of Kara and Kimberly; and mother-in-law of Richard. 
Mrs. Nannfeldt was preceded in death by her husband, Nils George; daughter, Marie A. Lawless; and parents, William and Marie. 
A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Inurnment: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman. 
Contributions may be made to the Tri-County Alzheimer's Association. 
Chambers Funeral Home of Cleveland is handling arrangements. 

Dorothy B. Williams 
Dorothy B. Williams, 84, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at Calusa Harbor, Fort Myers, Fla., where she lived the past six years. 
Mrs. Williams was born in Spencer and lived most of her life there before moving to Medina for eight years. She then moved to Fort Myers. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Spencer. 
She is survived by her daughter, Carol L. Firestone of Fort Myers; granddaughter, Michele L. Pelot of North Canton; great-granddaughter, Renée Nicole Pelot of North Canton; and grandson, Michael S. Firestone of Tampa, Fla. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorn Williams. 
Interment will be in Spencer at a later date. 
National Cremation Society handled arrangements. 

Claude Woodall 
Claude "Woody" Woodall, 71, of Chippewa Lake, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at his home. 
He was born in Flatwoods, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for 26 years. Mr. Woodall was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his ATVs. He enjoyed working on old tractors. Mr. Woodall retired as conductor and brakeman for the railroad, having worked for them for 39 years. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. 
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Eloise Woodall of Chippewa Lake; daughter, Janet Woodall of Chippewa Lake; son, Keith (Trish) Woodall of North Royalton; sisters, Norma Culver of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Laura Brown of Flatwoods; and grandson, Douglas Woodall. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Claude Sr., and his mother, Pearl. 
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, state Route 3, Seville. The Rev. James Patterson will officiate. 
Burial: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman. 
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 Visiting Nurse Service, Attn: Jean Tate, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, 44333.


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