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David M. Crites 
David M. Crites, 30, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000. 
He was born Nov. 30, 1969, in Wadsworth to Wilbert and Hilda Crites. Mr. Crites was employed by Ohio Business Machines as a copy machine technician and instructor. He was a member of Wintergreen Ledges Church of God in Akron. David is the founder of the David Crites Cancer Treatment Foundation. He served in the U.S. Navy, from which he was honorably discharged. 
He is survived by his wife of five years, Debbie; father, Wilbert Crites; brothers, Dale (Cheryl), Richard (Judy) and Randy (Sue); sisters, Sherry (James) Lowe and Angel (Joseph) Kimmel; aunt, Glenda; mother and father-in-law, Roy and Esther Morrison; special friends, Tim and Amy Webster, Glenna Weltzien and Jenny and Alyssa Sprankle; loving pets, Jessie and Jasmine; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Hilda Crites. 
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Wintergreen Ledges Church of God, 1889 Wooster Ave., Akron. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Road, Norton and one hour prior to service Friday at the church. 
Interment: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman. 
Donations may be made to the David Crites Cancer Treatment Fund, c/o FirstMerit Bank. 

Dorothy L. Grubbs 
Dorothy L. Grubbs, 101, of Westfield Center, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Lodi Community Hospital. 
She was born Feb. 2, 1899, in Pittsburgh to Jesse and Lena Harris Grubbs. She was raised in Cannonsburg, Pa., where she later taught school and met her husband, Jesse. Upon retiring, they moved to California in 1960. Together they traveled and vacationed in many parts of the world. Following her husband's passing, she moved to Ohio and resided with her son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Eleanor Grubbs of Westfield Center. 
Mrs. Grubbs is also survived by her daughter, Anita Katona of California; sons, Robert of Pennsylvania and Howard of California; sisters, Mildred Baker of Pennsylvania and Elaine Priest of Florida; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
She was also preceded in death by four brothers. 
There will be no services. 
Parker & Son Funeral Home, Lodi, is in charge of arrangements. 

Donald A. Merriman 
Donald A. Merriman, 95, of Wadsworth, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at his residence, a home built by his father in 1917, and in which he and his wife, Opal, resided their entire married life. 
Don was a lifelong resident of Wadsworth and member of the first graduating class of what was then the new Wadsworth High School. He attended the University of Akron and the University of Maryland. Don had a strong liking for dogs. He became an AKC judge and raised cocker spaniels for many years. He also enjoyed hobbies in photography, hunting and fishing, and became a longtime businessman in the community. Merriman's Store was located on College Street in Wadsworth for 43 years. The store had franchises for Zenith, Goodyear and Schwinn products. It was also a service store, well known for its phonograph and records department, toys, sporting goods and appliances. 
Don and Opal retired from the store in 1969. In 1937, Don entered Wadsworth politics, being elected councilman of Ward 2. He served as safety director for two terms and, in 1948, was named chairman of the Medina County Democratic Executive Committee, a position he held for nearly 25 years. In 1951, Don Merriman was elected mayor of Wadsworth, and was re-elected for three successive terms. His interest in civic and political affairs continued throughout his lifetime. 
Don and Opal enjoyed extensive travel, at one time setting a goal to visit all the U.S. state capitols. Their travels led to establishing residences in St. Joseph Island, Ontario, Canada, as well as McAllen, Texas, on the Mexican border. 
They enjoyed many seasons and many friends in both locations, however, they always returned to enjoy their home in Wadsworth. He will be remembered for his community service and also for his kindness and generosity toward friends and neighbors. 
He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Opal. He also leaves many dear friends; and four nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bertram and Jenny Merriman, and sister, Celia. 
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The Rev. Martha J. Everhard will officiate. 
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth. 
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service Thursday. 

Helen Olszewski 
Helen Olszewski (nee Stadnik), 84, of Brunswick, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Medina General Hospital. 
She was born Jan. 14, 1916, in Cleveland and was a Brunswick resident for 54 years. Mrs. Olszewski enjoyed gardening, crocheting, cooking and baking. She was a homemaker. 
She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Olsen of Brunswick; sisters, Dorothy Vlasuk of Parma and Agatha Stadnik of Cleveland; and grandchildren, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Olszewski; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Edward Olszewski, in 1990; parents, Vincent and Mary Stadnik; son, James Olszewski; brothers, Chester and Harry Stadnik; and sister, Jennie Burdell. 
Mass: 11 a.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick. Father Thomas Montavon will officiate. 
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick.

William R. Christe Sr. 
William R. Christe Sr., 43, of Brunswick, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, in Brunswick. 
He was born Jan. 6, 1957, in Medina and was a Medina County resident for more than four years. He was employed as a technical support specialist with Logicon in Brunswick. Mr. Christe was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Brunswick, and loved working with computers. Bill was always looking for something new and soon signed up for Novell training. His many hours of self-study paid off and he became the first certified Novell engineer in Grumman. He immediately looked for ways to put this training to use and it was not long before he was heading up the networking for all of St. Vincent Hospital in Erie. It was about this time that Bill was chosen as the Technical Employee of the Year. 
Most recently, an opportunity far bigger than any bid by Logicon, was being worked. Because of his knowledge and writing ability, Bill was chosen to lead the technical writing assignments. He would be working with a very senior group of people who had been involved in many projects like this. This project was fast and furious and while Bill was new to this and somewhat intimidated himself, he managed to put out one of the finest examples of technical writing. In fact, when it was all complete, the leader of the group took the time to recognize Bill and his group for turning out such a quality product. His statement was that Bill's work was better at first pass than any senior people could do after many refinements. 
Bill was always striving, always reaching. He touched everyone in Logicon from coast to coast. He was one of the top technical people recognized for not only his knowledge, but his willingness to help, his professionalism with customers and peers, his courage to forge ahead and, most of all, his friendship that he showed everyone he came in contact with. 
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (nee Kujan) of Brunswick; sons, William R. Christe Jr. of Erie, Pa., Ronald J. Christe of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Mark D. Christe of Brunswick; daughters, Angela M. Christe of Medina and Jillian L. Christe of Brunswick; mother, Louise Christe of Brunswick; and brothers, Robert Christe of Eagle River, Alaska, and Charles Christe of Medina. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald; and brother, David. 
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71). The Rev. Scott Henderson will officiate. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland, 44106, or LifeBanc, 20600 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 350, Cleveland, 44122. 

Joanne R. Yawn Johnson 
Joanne Ramona Yawn Johnson, 62, of Evergreen Rehab & Specialty Care Center, Medina, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Evergreen. 
She was born March 20, 1938, in Panama City, Fla., and was a Medina County resident for 3½ years. She was in housekeeping 
She is survived by her son, Scott Johnson of New Orleans, La.; daughters, Theresa Smith of Alabama and Rhonda Blum of New Orleans; friend, Tim Caverly of Medina; and seven grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lena Yawn. 
Memorial service: 7:30 p.m. today at Camelot Place, 49 Leisure Lane, Medina. 
Burial and visiting hours will be private. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
Carlson Funeral Homes, Medina, is handling arrangements.

Doug S. Gowe 
Doug S. Gowe, 47, of Parma, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at his residence. 
He was born Dec. 5, 1952, in Medina and was a Medina County resident most of his life, spending the last five years in Parma. Mr. Gowe loved music and was an accomplished drummer in numerous bands. He was employed as an electrician for C.F.I. Electric. 
He is survived by his wife, Debbie (nee McVeigh) Gowe of Parma; sons, Keith (Angela) Schmidt and Tyler Gowe, both of Parma; daughters, Kimberly and Patricia Gowe, both of Parma; mother, Beverly (Earl) Hanovich of Medina; brother, Don (Becky) Gowe of Medina; cousins, John and Steve Francis, Jim (Nancy) Gowe and Jackie (Jeff) Kehnle; and uncle, Al (Sharma) Cruthers of Barberton. 
He was preceded in death by his father, James. 
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 

Joan C. Harvilic 
Joan C. Harvilic, 68, of Medina, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at University Hospital. 
She was born Jan. 22, 1932, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for six years. She was a homemaker. 
She is survived by her daughter, Christine (James) Lanum of Medina and grandsons, Zachary and Gregory. 
She was preceded in death by her sons, Vincent and Richard. 
Service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. Allen Alexander will officiate. 

Doris J. Rock 
Doris J. "June" Rock (nee Dinger), 68, of Medina, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Medina General Hospital. 
She was born in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for many years. 
She is survived by her sons, Andrew (Holly) Rock of Seville and Steven (Cheryl) Rock; sister, Joy Soltis of North Carolina; brother, David Dinger; and grandchildren, Keith, Leah, Christine and Steven. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew. 
Memorial service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Chippewa Lake Baptist Church, 5326 Chippewa Road. 

Dorothy J. Weyer 
Dorothy "Dottie" Jean Weyer, 53, formerly of Huntington Township, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at the Cleveland Clinic, following a short illness. 
She was born July 17, 1947, in Ohio and was employed by the Medina Post Office. 
She is survived by her daughters, Darlene Weyer of Lima, Laura Scott of Wellington and Jessica Weyer of Medina; sisters, Carol Gillenwater of Wakeman, Betty Misko of Plano, Texas, and Cindy Storrow of Wellington; brothers, Ray, Jim and Don Rosecrans, all of Wellington, and Denny Rosecrans of Alabama; and two grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald Rosecrans and Bertha Gallatin Rosecrans Barnett; and grandson, Steven Scott. 
Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Norton Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington. 
Interment: Huntington Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

Kelly Wright 
Kelly Wright, 33, of Valley City, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Columbia House. 
She was born Sept. 28, 1966, in Cleveland. 
Miss Wright is survived by her mother, Barbara Wright; brothers, Frederick Wright, Recardo Moreland, Juan Wright, Christopher Wright, Christopher Kelly Wright and Robert Wright; and sisters, Mariann Wright, Bette Marie Wright, Joyce Marie Wright, Gloria Moreland and Annie May Wright. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Kelly Junior Wright. 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick (one-half mile south of state Route 303). 
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Wesley S. Bicksler 
Wesley S. Bicksler, 84, of Wadsworth, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital after a brief illness. 
Mr. Bicksler was born in Wadsworth, where he was a lifelong resident and a 1933 graduate of Wadsworth High School. Along with his brothers, he owned and operated Bicksler Electric for 50 years, retiring in 1977. He was a member of Wadsworth United Methodist Church, VFW Post 1089, several electrical contracting organizations and the oldest member of the Wadsworth Lions Club. He was an avid collector of carnival and stretch glass and belonged to numerous glass clubs. Mr. Bicksler was a U. S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving in World War II. 
He is survived by his wife, Mildred (nee Chenevey); brothers, Bruce of Canton, Burton (Anne) of Simi Valley, Calif., Elden (Juanita) of Wadsworth; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Mabel, and sister-in-law Elvera Bicksler. 
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The Rev. Carol A. Cutting will officiate. 
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, where VFW Post 1089 and American Legion Post 170 will conduct military services. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Contributions may be made to Wadsworth United Methodist Church or Wadsworth Lions Club. 

Fritz J. Dietel 
Fritz J. Dietel, 87, formerly of Paramus, N.J., passed away at the home of his daughter in Valley City on Aug. 25, 2000, of Hodgkin's disease. 
He was born in Garfield, N.J., and lived there until 1999 when he shared his residence between his daughters in Ohio and California. As an attorney, Mr. Dietel worked for Commercial Union Assurance Co., New York City, until his retirement in 1975. He was a member of the American Bar Association and was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Dietel was a member of the Paramus Citizens Advisory Committee on school utilization; past president of the Paramus Senior Pioneers, New Jersey; and a member of the Medina County Senior Coordination Council. He was a trustee of Paramus Library, where he was involved with a major expansion. Mr. Dietel was also a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Paramus, where he served on many committees and boards. He was also a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Brunswick. 
Mr. Dietel is survived by his daughters, Doris (Edward A.) Kilbane of Valley City and Carolyn (Captain Lawrence) Brudnicki of Novato, Calif.; grandchildren, Deborah Kilbane of Dauphin Island, Ala., Jennifer (Tim) Parmenter of San Diego, Karyn Brudnicki and Keith Brudnicki, both of Novato; sisters-in-law, Theresa Dietel and Margaret Dietel, both of New Jersey; and many loving nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Helen Dietel, on March 13, 1998; six brothers; and one sister. 
Funeral service and burial will be held in Paramus, where he lived for 49 years. 
Family will receive friends at the residence of Doris and Edward Kilbane, 6221 Myrtle Hill Road, Valley City, today from 6 to 8 p.m. with brief prayers at 7:45 p.m. 
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Scholarship Memorial Fund, c/o Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1600 Pearl Road, Brunswick, 44212, or to Pastor Stover Crouthamel Scholarship Fund, c/o Christ Lutheran Church, 337 Farview Ave., Paramus, NJ, 07652. 
Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City, is handling arrangements. 

Carl L. Roach 
Carl L. Roach, 68, of Malta, Ohio, formerly of Medina, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, following a long illness. 
He was born March 21, 1932, in Greenbrier County, W.Va. Mr. Roach was employed as a manufacturing engineer for Ford Motor Co. before retiring. He was a member of Beverly American Legion in Beverly, Ohio, and VFW Post 4713 in Malta. Mr. Roach was a veteran of the Korean War. 
He is survived by his wife, Anna May Zelocka, whom he married on May 21, 1970; daughters, Karen Beirman of Berea, Terri Jarvis of Minnora, Ohio, and Angelia Roach Burns of Medina; son, Carl W. Roach of Lakewood; sisters, Wanda Scott of North Carolina, Drema Osborne of Elyria, Velma Lowe and Tyke Brewster, both of West Virginia; brothers, Paul of South Carolina, Charles of Elyria, Lacey of Paris, France, Earl of Brook Park, Ray of Valley City, Cecil of Malta and Bobby of Spencer; and grandchildren, Lee and Bradley Beirman, and Chris and Aleece Roach. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Edna Harvey Roach. 
Memorial Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville, Ohio. 
Graveside memorial service will be held at 10:30 on Monday at Malta Cemetery with military rites by the Morgan County Veterans. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Strecker Cancer Center, 401 Mathews St., Marietta, 45701. 

Mary Adams 
Mary Adams, 83, has died. 
She was the beloved wife of George (deceased); loving mother of George, John (Jean) and the late James (Joni); dearest grandmother of Mary Beth, Christine, Nicholas and Brian; dear great-grandmother of Brianna; and dear sister of Anna of Slovakia. 
Prayer service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mallchok Funeral Home, 5660 Ridge Road, Parma. 
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sts. Philip & James Catholic Church. 
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

William F. Haring 
William F. "Bill" Haring, 46, formerly of Litchfield Township, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center. 
He was born in Medina and was a resident of Litchfield until seven years ago, when he relocated to Valley City. Bill was formerly employed as a tow motor operator at Modern Tool and Die in Valley City. He was employed with International Machining Inc. in Brunswick, where he started as a machinist and later moved into quality control operations. Bill took great pride in his motorcycle and cars. 
He is survived by his sisters, Katherine (Don) Tibbitts of Valley City, Naomi (Gilbert) Taylor of Medina, Joyce (Gilbert) Haury of Grafton and Marlene (Leonard) Jirousek of Lodi; many nieces and nephews; and many grandnieces and grandnephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lucille (nee Stackhouse) Haring; brother, Russell Lewis Haring Sr.; and sisters, Betty Fratz and Beatrice Haury. 
A private committal service will be held at a later date. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. 
Memorials suggested, if desired, may be made to Valley City Fire and Rescue Department, P.O. Box 318, Valley City, 44280, or to the charity of the donor's choice. 

Irene Layport 
Irene Layport, 80, of Wooster, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Horns Nursing Center. 
She was born March 18, 1920, in Cleveland to Steve and Anna (Horvath) Jelencsics. Mrs. Layport worked at Apple Creek Development Center as an aide for 25 years. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lee Layport, in 1995, whom she married Oct. 26, 1946; brothers, Fred, Steve and William Jelencsics; and sisters, Anna Jelencsics and Mary Vanyluk. 
Service: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster. The Rev. William Valentine will officiate. 
Entombment: Sherwood Memorial Gardens. 
Visiting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster, 44691. 

Roy H. Wise 
Roy H. Wise, 74, of Sullivan Township, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at Wooster Community Hospital. 
He was born June 3, 1926, in Rock Hill, Ohio, to Luther and Maggie (Kurth) Wise. Mr. Wise was owner/operator of Mar-Ro-Dell Farms in Wooster for 43 years. He was a member of National Holstein, Ohio Holstein and District Seven Holstein Club, a lifetime member of National Diary Shrine and attended Congress Community Church and Mohican Church of the Brethren. 
He is survived by his wife, Marlene (Inches) Wise, whom he married May 21, 1948; daughters and son-in-law, Ruth M. Wise of Wooster and Kathryn and Mike Wilcox of West Salem; grandchildren, Elena Yoder, Arista Wise, Buddy Wise and Jesse and Millie Wilcox; brothers, John and Kenneth Wise, both of Burbank, Fred Wise of North Carolina, George Wise of Wooster, James Wise of Millersburg and Ross Wise of Enon, Ohio; and sisters, Elsie McKeal of Wooster, Gertrude (Harley) Baer of Marshalville and Hazel (Ira) Willett of Greenwich. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; and brother, Frank Wise, in 1986. 
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Matteson Funeral Home, 40 Congress St., West Salem. Pastor Paul Bartholomew will officiate. 
Interment: Congress Cemetery. 
There will be visitation. 
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Wayne County Branch, P.O. Box 267 Wooster, 44691, or the Kidney Foundation of Wayne County, 5318 Tannerville Road, Orrville, 44667.

Debora A. Basta 
Debora A. Basta (nee Kisiel), 43, of Medina, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Medina General Hospital. 
She was born Sept. 30, 1956, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 10 years, previously of Cleveland. She loved elephants, flowers and the outdoors. Mrs. Basta was a QA administrator for COSMO Corp. in Solon. 
She is survived by her husband, Paul Basta, whom she married Nov. 10, 1984; parents, Frank and Martha Kisiel Sr. of Cleveland; sons, Steven (Pam Petruna) Kisiel and Kevin Basta, both of Medina; brother, Frank (Kathy) Kisiel Jr. of Cleveland; sister, Denise (Donald) Hudson of Parma; and nephews and nieces, Brian, Adam, Kyle, Michael, Daina, Michelle and Chanielle. 
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Medina. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (state Route 18 and River Styx Road), Medina. 

Richard B. Handy 
Richard Bruce Handy, of Lahaska, Pa., passed away at his home Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000. 
He was born March 9, 1950, in Longbeach, Calif., to Laura Jones Handy. He lived in Medina during the 1970s while he worked as an antique dealer in the Medina, Akron and Cleveland areas. He worked in New York City for the past 20 years. He was co-owner of the Dogwoods kennels, where he bred and raised Boston terriers and Labrador retrievers. Bruce was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Willingboro, N.J. He attended Yankton College in South Dakota. He enjoyed his family, making home improvements, gardening and his beloved dogs, Freddie, Lydia, Hershey, Jayne, Dot, Jazz, Jill and JJ. His many relatives and dear friends will miss Bruce's ever-positive outlook on life and his quick wit and humor. 
He is survived by his mother, Laura of Medina; brothers, Joe of Venice, Calif., Chuck (Tracie) of Medina and David of Lahaska; and special friend, Mark Jones of Lahaska. He was a special, loving uncle to April, Sarah, Rachel and Stephen Handy, all of Medina. 
In September, his family and close friends will gather in New Jersey for a Celebration of Life. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Bonnie J. Root 
Bonnie J. Root, 77, of Hinckley Township, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at her residence. 
She was born June 22, 1923, in Cleveland and was a lifetime Medina County resident. She was a member of First Christian Church and Hinckley Athletic Club. Mrs. Root was an avid golfer and crafter and enjoyed quilting. She was a homemaker. 
Mrs. Root is survived by her husband of 61 years, Duane S. Root; daughters, Diane J. (Venable) Garrett of Brunswick, Sandra L. (Lawrence) Jelen of Medina, Karen Sue (Richard) Willard of Chardon and Bonnie Rae (William) Roper of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and brother, Charles P. Donahue of Uniontown. 
She was preceded in death by her sister, Eileen Zambok. 
Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road. The Rev. Dr. John Mills will officiate. 
Burial: Townline Cemetery, Brunswick Hills Township. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation of Medina County, 4274 Manhattan Circle, Brunswick, 44212. 

John A. Twarog 
John A. Twarog, 83, of Brunswick, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at his residence. 
He was born May 20,1917, in Flushing and was a Medina County resident for 45 years. Mr. Twarog was employed as a dock worker at Firestone Tire and Rubber in Akron and Cleveland. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
Mr. Twarog is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (nee Kukulak) Twarog of Brunswick; son, John Twarog Jr. of Brunswick; niece, Kathy Williams; many nieces and nephews; and sisters, Victoria (Dr. Gerald) Read of Kent and Marion (Stephen) Hyust of Cuyahoga Falls. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Antonina Twarog. 
Service: 8:45 a.m. Monday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Brunswick. The Rev. Robert Hilkert will officiate. 
Burial: Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, Ohio. 
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Carlson Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church or Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cardiology Department, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44195. 

Gaylord Mills 
Gaylord Mills, 76, of Medina, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at his residence. 
He was born Sept. 25, 1923, in Harlan, Ky., and was a member of United Auto Workers Local 420. He retired in 1988 as an assembly stamper for Ford Motor Co. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. 
Mr. Mills is survived by his daughters, Rosanne (Dennis) Sharrone of Hiram and Audrey (Lloyd) Bledsoe of Brunswick; sons, Larry (Nancy) Mills of Parma and Dallas (Diane) Mills of North Royalton; brother, Junior Mills of Saginaw, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Grace Mills. 
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road, (corner of River Styx Road and state Route 18), Medina. Pastor William Cunningham will officiate. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County. 

Ruth A. Deane 
Ruth A. Deane, 75, of Medina, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Ohio Pythian Sisters Home in Medina. 
She was born Feb. 2, 1925, in Louisville, Ky., and was a 20-year resident of Rocky River and a 21-year resident of Medina County. Mrs. Deane was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Lakewood. She was a homemaker. 
Mrs. Deane is survived by her daughter, Nancy L. Forker of Medina; son E. Michael Deane of Winston Salem, N.C.; grandchildren, Katie and Abigail Deane; and nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene. 
Services will be at Highland Funeral Home in Louisville. 
A period of fellowship and visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Forker residence, 6011 Boneta Road, Sharon Township. 
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of local arrangements.


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