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Carlos E. Ortiz 
Carlos E. Ortiz, 58, of Litchfield Township passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service. 
He was born in Cuenca, Ecuador. A Fulbright Scholar, he earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in polymer science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was the director of worldwide research and development for the powder coatings division of the Ferro Corp. He retired from the Glidden Corp. after 25 years. 
He is survived by his wife, Lillian (nee Ayala); son, David (Sally) Ortiz of Chicago; daughter, Christine (Brian) Foster of North Royalton; parents, Alejandro and Julia Ortiz of Cuenca; granddaughter, Alyssa Foster; sister, Cecilia (Francisco) Ruales of Cuenca; brother, Alejo (Dora) Ortiz of Cuenca; sister-in-law, Laura Ortiz of Cuenca; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He was preceded in death by his brother, Rodrigo. 
Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Martin's Catholic Church, 1824 Station Road, Valley City. Father Thomas Dunphy will officiate. 
Burial: St. Martin's Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 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 the Leukemia Society, 20525 Center Ridge Road, Cleveland, 44116. 

Rosemary Phillips 
Rosemary Phillips, 72, of Medina, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Medina General Hospital. 
She was born Oct. 28, 1929, in Weymouth and was a lifetime resident of Medina County. She was a homemaker and was employed as a licensed practical nurse at Medina General. 
Mrs. Phillips is survived by her husband, Herbert D. Phillips of Medina; son, Wayne D. (Bonnie) Phillips of Medina; daughters, Gail J. Phillips and Karen (Gordon) Stallings, both of Medina; sister, Rachel Mumaw of Columbus; grandchildren, Joshua (Melanie) and Nathan Stallings and Wayne Jr. (Kyle) and Heather Phillips; great-grandchildren, Cory Stallings, Gage Depew and Kirsten Phillips; and nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Janice Hartman and Norma Caris, and brothers, Waren and Lyle Caris. 
Private family services will be held. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256. 
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Nelson E. Reisinger 
Nelson E. Reisinger, 79, of Grafton, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at EMH Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. 
Mr. Reisinger was born Aug. 7, 1922, in Eaton Township and was a lifelong Grafton area resident. He was employed in the maintenance department at Timm Spring Co. in Elyria for 40 years. He retired in 1986. He was a World War II Army veteran and member of American Legion Post 12 in Elyria. He enjoyed collecting John Deere tractors, gardening and playing golf and pool. 
Survivors include his daughter, Janice Plas of Lagrange; stepdaughter, Pat McGhee of Wisconsin; stepson, Ed Dussel of Grafton; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sisters, June Charters of Medina, Mae Drage of Lorain and Dorothy Reynolds of Wellington; brothers, Alvin Reisinger of Wooster and Richard Reisinger of Litchfield Township. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion (nee Rising), in 1986; son, David Reisinger, in 1997; sister, Helen Reisinger, in 1939; and brother, Warren Reisinger, in 1999. 
Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Road at state Route 57, Elyria. 
Burial: Nesbett Cemetery, Grafton Township. 
Visiting hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice. 

Doris M. Thailing 
Doris M. Thailing, 65, of St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at her residence under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. 
She was born in Cleveland and moved to St. Petersburg in 1985 from Brunswick, where she was a caterer. She was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. 
She is survived by her three sons, Daryl W. Thailing of Venice, Fla., Dale A. Thailing of Warren and David J. Thailing of Aurora, Colo.; daughter, Denise Arsenault of St. Petersburg; three brothers; three sisters; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
There will be an online memorial and guest book at www.gunterfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements are being handled by E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4100 Sixteenth St. North, St. Petersburg. 

Thomas D. White III 
Thomas David White III, 31, of Malvern, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at Paoli Memorial Hospital. 
He was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He received his associate's degree in electronic engineering from ITT Tech in Ohio. He was a computer specialist and an active member of Paoli Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of the Air Force. Mr. White loved landscaping, auto mechanics, electronics, animals, especially dogs, and spent many hours volunteering at his church. 
He is survived by his wife, Rose Dunbar; father, Thomas David II of Audobon; mother, Elaine Marziani of Malvern; daughter, Kyla Rose White of Brunswick; brother, Phillip Edward White of Malvern; sisters, Alicia Rose Marziani and Paige Fiore Marziani, both of Malvern, and Traci Dawn Clardy of Downington; grandfather, Col. Thomas White of San Antonio; and grandmother, Marie White of San Antonio. 
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, George Edward Kulp. 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Paoli Presbyterian Church, 225 S. Valley Road, Paoli. 
Interment in the Church Garden. 
In lieu of flowers, donations to Paoli Presbyterian Church at the above address would be appreciated. 

Dorothy C. Wentling 
Dorothy C. Wentling, 87, longtime resident of Westlake, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001. 
Mrs. Wentling was the dear mother of Harvey D. (Mary) and Judith D. (Richard) Reese; beloved grandmother of Laura, Timothy D., Cheryl, Christine, Dawn, Thomas, David, Donna and Douglas; and great-grandmother of 15. 
She was the beloved wife of the late Harvey C., and the beloved sister of the late Marion Kemna. 
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake. 
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel. 

Sue Grundy 
Sue Grundy (nee Russell), 60, of Homer Township, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, at Lodi Community Hospital. 
She was born in Chillicothe on April 4, 1941, to Lewis and Janette Pierce Russell and resided in Homer for the past 30 years. Mrs. Grundy graduated from Chillicothe High School and later Kentucky Baptist School of Nursing in Louisville, Ky. She worked as a registered nurse and also for Camelot Printing in Lodi and Medina. She attended Christ the Cornerstone Community Church. 
Mrs. Grundy is survived by her husband, Grant, whom she married Sept. 5, 1964; daughter, Charleen (Dozier) Hendershot of Homer; son, George of Homer; granddaughter, McKenzie; and nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Gladys Taylor; and brother, Charles Russell. 
Service: 7 p.m. Saturday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. Pastor Bob Gault will officiate. 
Visiting hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

Grace E. Henninger 
Grace E. Henninger, 89, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, in Middleburg Heights. 
She was born Aug. 30, 1912, in Meadville, Pa., and was a Medina County resident for nine years. Mrs. Henninger was a homemaker. She was the oldest member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and was a member of Trin-A-Dears and the Board of Ecumenical Church Women in Brunswick. 
Mrs. Henninger is survived by her daughters, Joyce (Phillip) Garner and Donna (Larry) Schwering, both of Brunswick; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Henninger; granddaughter, Layne Garner; parents, Truman Harrington and Grace Harrington (nee Faust); sisters, Dorothy Calvin and Jeanette Rohrer; and brothers, Harold and Donald Harrington. 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1600 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Pastor Scott Henderson will officiate. 
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick. 
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). 
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Carroll D. Diehl 
Carroll D. Diehl passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001. 
He was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and was a resident of Medina for the past 25 years. He retired from the FAA Cleveland office in 1985 as a safety/maintenance inspector with a total of 14 years of service. He was a member of the Ohio Air National Guard 164th Fighter Squadron in Mansfield from 1948 to 1952 and of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Mr. Diehl served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. 
He is survived by his wife, Louise (nee Smith); daughters, Diane (David) Cartwright of Big Bear Lake, Calif., and Pat (Carl) Ritterspach and Carman (Ken) Young, both of Medina; son, Stephen Diehl of New York City; grandchildren, David Jr., Michael and Stephanie Cartwright, Zachary, Rebecca and Adam Ritterspach, and Jourdan and Kurt Young; and brothers, Merrill of Green Valley, Ariz., and Clyde of Mount Vernon. 
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Stephen Kaminski will officiate. 
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery. 
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 St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. 

Thomas J. Schrader 
Thomas Junior Schrader, 77, of Medina, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, at Fairview Hospital after a sudden illness. 
He was born Dec. 20, 1924, in Webster County, W.Va., and was a Medina resident for seven years, previously living in Brunswick for 33 years. Mr. Schrader was a member of UAW Local 1250. He enjoyed gardening, bluegrass music, hunting, woodworking, metalworking and handiwork. He was employed as a machine operator at General Motors, from where he retired in 1986 after 30 years of service. Mr. Schrader served in the Navy during World War II. 
He is survived by his spouse, Opal Schrader (nee Brown) of Medina; son, Glenn E. (Cora) Schrader of Wellesley, Mass.; daughter, Donna J. Schrader Fonner of Seville; sister, Mildred (Lloyd) Clevenger of New Middletown, Ohio; granddaughters, Rebecca and Michelle Fonner; and grandson, Benjamin Schrader. 
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael R.; mother, Delila Schrader; granddaughter, Patricia Fonner; sisters, Golda Cool, Jewell Stone and Hertha Rutherford; and brother, Orval Hall. 
Service: 2 p.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick. 
Interment: Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Liverpool Township. 

Marjorie E. Tucker 
Marjorie E. Tucker, 74, died Jan. 11, 2000, at Life Care Center of Medina. 
Mrs. Tucker was born in Lakewood and was a Medina County resident for many years. She was a homemaker, caregiver, a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 
Mrs. Tucker is survived by children, Debra Carpenter and Rick Williams of Medina, and Diane (Lewis) Kepler of Texas; grandchildren Jennifer Jo and Shane Clinton McLemore, Ashley Rose Carpenter, Sonja Earline Kepler, Shannon Marie Kepler and Shawn Austin Kepler; and seven great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Tucker was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Tucker; son Richard Tucker; and sister Elsie Swanson. 
Graveside services will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. at York Township Cemetery, Mallet Creek, Ohio. 
Funeral arrangements were handled by Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. 

Betty M. Pratt 
Betty M. Pratt, 64, of Canton, died July 28, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton. 
Mrs. Pratt was born in Seville to Vernon and Grace Jenewein Marshall and lived in Wadsworth and Rittman for 10 years. She was a retired LPN. 
She is survived by her husband, Allen E. Pratt, of Canton; daughter Bonnie (Elmer) Pettitt of Coshocton, son Mark (Dorothy) Pratt of Manchester, Ohio; sister Linda (Terry) Oberholtzer of Medina; brother Raymond (Nancy) Marshall of Florida; grandchildren Lindsay, Ryan, Dennis and Luanna; step-grandchildren, Michael, Charmaine and Charlene; and great-grandchildren Allen II and Kaylee Marie. 
A private memorial service will be held. 
Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., P.O. Box 33, Seville, is handling the arrangements. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice. 

Lavon G. Carriker Sr. 
Lavon G. Carriker Sr., 75, passed away. 
He was the dear father of Dorothy (Gene) Lausin and Lavon G. Jr. (Mary Beth); dear grandfather of Mike, Terrie, Kim and Matt Lausin, and Stacy, Steven, Angie and Amy Carriker; and great-grandfather of Tiffany and Jessica Lausin. 
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Stella (nee Bolek). 
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kolodiy-Lazuta Funeral Home, 5677 State Road, Parma. 
Internment: West Park Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Arrangements by the Sauer-Good Funeral Home. 

Andrew C. Fratz 
Andrew C. Fratz, 21, of Litchfield, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Southwest General Health Center, Middleburg Heights. 
He was a Medina County resident for 21 years. Andy graduated from Buckeye High School in 1997 and Owens Institute in Toledo in 1999 with an associate's degree. He was a student adviser for three years and a four-year member of Buckeye FFA. He attended Litchfield Baptist Church. He was an ag tech at Polen Equipment in Elyria, where he also served a two-year internship. 
Andy enjoyed farming and worked on several farms. He also was an avid tractor-pulling participant, enjoyed collecting John Deere tractors and restoring antique tractors. 
He is survived by his father and mother, Donald and Marcia Fratz of Litchfield; sisters, Carolyn (Sal) Salupo of Richfield, Heather Fratz of Findlay, Rachel Fratz of Litchfield, Becky (Paul Jr.) Blair of Ashland, Debby (Mark) Dever of Savannah, Ohio, and Cathy Freelon of Nankin; brother, Mike Freelon (Missy) of Ashland; paternal grandmother, Helen Fratz; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and nine nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty; brother, James; paternal grandfather, Carl Fratz; and maternal grandparents, Elmer and Lucille Haring. 
Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Penfield Community Church, state Route 18, Wellington. Pastor John T. McCourt will officiate. 
Burial: Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Litchfield Baptist Youth Group, New Life Assembly of God, 108 West St., Wellington, 44090; Trinity Baptist Church, 891 St. Rt. 511 N., Ashland, 44805; or the Gideons. 

Louis G. Laub 
Louis G. Laub, 64, of Nashville, died Monday, July 31, 2000. 
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Laub; sons, Louis Jr. and Robert; mother, Elizabeth McWeeny; sisters, Rita Schrader, Jo Ann Olmsted, June Leppert and Susan Broderick; and brothers, Thomas, Michael, Donald, David and Jeffrey. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Louis. 
All services will be held in Nashville. 
Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation.

Andrew C. Fratz 
Andrew C. Fratz, 21, of Litchfield, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Southwest General Health Center, Middleburg Heights. 
He was a Medina County resident for 21 years. Andy graduated from Buckeye High School in 1997 and Owens Institute in Toledo in 1999 with an associate's degree. He was a student adviser for three years and a four-year member of Buckeye FFA. He attended Litchfield Baptist Church. He was an ag tech at Polen Equipment in Elyria, where he also served a two-year internship. 
Andy enjoyed farming and worked on several farms. He also was an avid tractor-pulling participant and enjoyed collecting John Deere tractors and restoring antique tractors. 
He is survived by his father and mother, Donald and Marcia Fratz of Litchfield; sisters, Carolyn (Sal) Salupo of Richfield, Heather Fratz of Findlay, Rachel Fratz of Litchfield, Becky (Paul Jr.) Blair of Ashland, Debby (Mark) Dever of Savannah, Ohio, and Cathy Freelon of Nankin; brother, Mike Freelon (Missy) of Ashland; paternal grandmother, Helene Fratz; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and nine nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty; brother, James; paternal grandfather, Carl Fratz; and maternal grandparents, Elmer and Lucille Haring. 
Service: 10:30 a.m. today at Penfield Community Church, state Route 18, Wellington. Pastor John T. McCourt will officiate. 
Burial: Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Litchfield Baptist Church, New Life Assembly of God, 108 West St., Wellington, 44090; Trinity Baptist Church Youth Group, 891 state Route 511 North, Ashland, 44805; or the Gideons. 

Elizabeth Moore 
Elizabeth Moore (nee Porter), 83, of Medina, formerly of Wheeling, W.Va., died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Hospice Care Center in Akron. 
She was born April 19, 1917, in Wheeling and was a Medina County resident since 1994. Mrs. Moore was a member of Way Memorial Temple in Wheeling, Wheeling Women's Club and AARP. Mrs. Moore had a great love for her family and was an avid supporter of many SPCA chapters. She was employed as a teletype setter at the Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana, Pa., for 21 years. 
She is survived by her daughters, Dava Moore of Medina and Robin (Charles) Ermert of Allentown, Pa.; one sister-in-law; eight nieces and nephews; and cousins. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, David. 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kepner's Funeral Home in Wheeling. The Rev. William Worcester will officiate. 
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is handling local arrangements. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256, or Medina County SPCA, P.O. Box 135, Medina, 44258. 

Marie A. Poling 
Marie A. Poling, 65, of Grafton, passed away Monday, July 31, 2000, while at work at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Avon, of an apparent heart attack. 
She was born Dec. 3, 1934, in Elyria and lived in Lorain County all of her life. Mrs. Poling was a licensed practical nurse and was employed at Good Samaritan Nursing Home as the medical records director. 
She is survived by her son, Jeffery (Janice) Paynowski of Medina; daughter, Laurie (Burton) Ferguson of Litchfield; four grandchildren; and brothers, Ernest Ulich of Litchfield and Frederick Ulich of Quinlan, Texas. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fritz and Freda Ulich. 
Service: 8 p.m. Friday at Blackburn Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton. The Rev. Keith Mostad, pastor of Grafton United Methodist Church, will officiate. 
Burial will take place at a later date at Crow Cemetery, Litchfield Township. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home 

Theodore Sutphin 
Theodore Sutphin, 91, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 15, 2000, after an extended illness. 
He was born Nov. 23, 1908, in Paigeton, W.Va. After 43 years of service, Mr. Sutphin retired from Firestone Tire & Rubber, where he was a supervisor. He was a member of Granger Methodist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, for more than 60 years. Mr. Sutphin also was active as a Boy Scouts leader and Little League coach. 
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Wilma Sutphin; son, Leonard O. Tucker; daughters, Teddie M. (Richard) Knapp and Linda E. Sutphin; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen Smith. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Seniah Sutphin, and son, Harlow "Tom" Tucker. 
Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Granger United Methodist Church, 1235 Granger Road, Medina. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund of the charity of the donor's choice. 
Cox Funeral Home in Wadsworth is handling arrangements. 

Clara B. Warner 
Clara B. Warner, 88, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000. 
She was born Aug. 21, 1911, in Defiance County to William and Anna Dell Link Smith. Mrs. Warner was a homemaker. She was a member of Lyme Congregational United Church of Christ at historic Lyme Village in Bellevue. 
She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Bob (Betty) Gardner of Bellevue and Mrs. Gene (Velma Jean) Stamm of Medina; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Leona Warner of Bellevue. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Truman E. Warner, whom she married Dec. 24, 1928; son, Raymond "Farmer" Warner; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters; and three brothers. 
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday at the York Chapel Cemetery, Bellevue. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or the donor's favorite charity. 
Foos & Son Funeral Homes, Bellevue, is in charge of arrangements. 

Betty J. Werner 
Betty J. Werner, 81, of Medina, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Evergreen Care Center in Medina. 
She was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Cleveland to George and Anna Stockdale and was a Medina County resident for 50 years. Mrs. Werner was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, where she was active in the Parent Children Club, and a volunteer at Medina General Hospital. She was active in Girl Scouting and helped organize the first Cotillion in Medina. She graduated from the Huron Road School of Nursing, Cleveland, and was employed as a registered nurse. 
She is survived by her husband, Lewis Werner of Medina; daughters, Barbara (Fred) Boyer of Chamblee, Ga., Jane (Joe) Herring of Nashville, Tenn., and Debbie (Lynn) Busing of Alpharetta, Ga.; son, Tony (Patty) Werner of Marietta, Ga.; and grandchildren, Tony, John, Stephan, Lauren, Julie, Ryan and Grant. 
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Mark Hollis will officiate. 
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Ross Research Building 558, 720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21205.

William A. Nakoff 
William A. "Billy" Nakoff, 52, of West Salem, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000. 
He was born Aug. 9, 1947. 
He served in the Air Force and was a self-employed carpenter. 
He is survived by his mother, Constance Nakoff of Medina; son, Brad Nakoff of Medina; daughters, Julie Nakoff of Medina and Stacy (Tom) Geis of El Cajon, Calif.; brothers, Randy and Rick Nakoff, both of Medina; sister, Sandy Zelenka of Eaton Township; and grandchild, Erica Wray. 
He was preceded in death by his father, William Nakoff. 
Service: 5 p.m. Saturday at Carlson Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road, Medina (River Styx Road and state Route 18). Father Mark Hollis will officiate. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

Donald Rice 
Donald Rice passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at his home in Hiawassee, Ga., after an extended illness. 
He was born Jan. 29, 1930, in North Olmsted to Phillip and Charlotte Rice. He moved to Hiawassee from Stuart, Fla., and resided there the past four years. He retired from PPG Industries in 1987. He was a retired fire chief of Valley City. He was a member of Union Hill Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir, and a past member of the Lions Club, chamber of commerce and school board. He was an avid private pilot. Mr. Rice was a friend to all he met and never met a stranger. 
He was the devoted husband of Jean; loving father of Patti (Phillip) Auble of Bozeman, Mont., and Michael Rice of Medina; grandpa to Page, Jenni and Mike Auble and Joshua Rice. He is also survived by his sister, Hildagene Bretz of North Olmsted, and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Hill Methodist Church, Hiawassee, GA 30546. 
Cochran Funeral Home in Hiawassee is handling arrangements. 

Theodore Sutphin 
Theodore Sutphin, 91, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 15, 2000, after an extended illness. 
He was born Nov. 23, 1908, in Paigeton, W.Va. After 43 years of service, Mr. Sutphin retired from Firestone Tire & Rubber, where he was a supervisor. He was a member of Granger Methodist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, for more than 60 years. Mr. Sutphin also was active as a Boy Scouts leader and Little League coach. 
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Wilma Sutphin; son, Leonard O. Tucker; daughters, Teddie M. (Richard) Knapp and Linda E. Sutphin; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen Smith. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Seniah Sutphin, and son, Harlow "Tom" Tucker. 
Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Granger United Methodist Church, 1235 Granger Road, Medina. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund of the charity of the donor's choice. 
Cox Funeral Home in Wadsworth is handling arrangements. 

Darrell E. Warner 
Darrell Eugene "Butch" Warner, 55, of Wooster, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Wooster Community Hospital following a short illness. 
He was born Oct. 10, 1944, in Lodi to Felix and Nellie (Roach) Warner, and was a Wooster resident for the past 30 years. Mr. Warner was a 1963 graduate of Cloverleaf High School. He was employed as a press operator for International Paper in Wooster for the past 31 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Warner served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam from 1965 to 1969. 
He is survived by his wife, Martha (Morrison) Warner, whom he married on Sept. 21, 1966; sons, Jeffrey (Carolyn) Warner of Wooster and Bradley (Stacy) Warner of Ashland; daughter, Megan Warner of Wooster; grandchildren, Joseph, Ryan and Mallory; sisters, Joan Hostettler of Creston, Sandra Dixon of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Judy (Jim) Sheehy of Huntsville, Ala.; mother-in-law, Beryl Morrison of Horn Nursing Home, Wooster; and nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Wilbert Morrison; and brother, Larry. 
Service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston. Minister William Smith will officiate. 
Interment: Sherwood Memorial Gardens. 
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

Betty J. Werner 
Betty J. Werner, 81, of Medina, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Evergreen Care Center in Medina. 
She was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Cleveland to George and Anna Stockdale and was a Medina County resident for 50 years. Mrs. Werner was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, where she was active in the Parent Children Club, and a volunteer at Medina General Hospital. She was active in Girl Scouting and helped organize the first Cotillion in Medina. She graduated from the Huron Road School of Nursing, Cleveland, and was employed as a registered nurse. 
She is survived by her husband, Lewis Werner of Medina; daughters, Barbara (Fred) Boyer of Chamblee, Ga., Jane (Joe) Herring of Nashville, Tenn., and Debbie (Lynn) Busing of Alpharetta, Ga.; son, Tony (Patty) Werner of Marietta, Ga.; and grandchildren, Tony, John, Stephan, Lauren, Julie, Ryan and Grant. 
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Mark Hollis will officiate. 
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Ross Research Building 558, 720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21205, Attn: Dawn.


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