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Alex L. Gresham
Alex L. Gresham, 88, of Medina, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, following a short illness.
He was born in Orwell, Ohio, and had been a Medina County resident since 1972.
He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the American Society of Metallurgists. Mr. Gresham was a retired metallurgical engineer for U.S. Steel, where he worked for 37 years.
He is survived by his wife, Doris May Gresham (nee Corina) of Medina; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard L. and Sandra Ellen Gresham of Sidney, Ohio, and John A. Gresham and Barbara Elaine Jones of New York; granddaughters, Stephanie A. and Jeannette R. Shellenberg; sister, Lillian Riester of Florida; and brother, Ray Gerkowski of Bedford.
Service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 314 E. Liberty St., Medina. The Rev. Stephen Bergman will officiate.
There will be no visiting hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church Organ Fund, or the American Lung Association, 2800 Euclid Ave., #610, Cleveland 44115.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia K. McCool
Patricia Kay McCool (nee Kelley), died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997.
She was born on Aug. 6, 1947, in Lodi, to Bob and Irene Kelley. Pat enjoyed a wonderful childhood with her parents, grandparents and siblings, Kathy Mazzotta, Bobbi Baehr, Robert Kelley Jr. and Rhonda Baros. During her youth, she especially cherished the times she spent vacationing in Pennsylvania and the West with her family. She graduated in 1965 from Buckeye High School in Medina. Following high school, she attended Ashland College. After moving to Fort Collins in 1968, she attended Colorado State University, majoring in business.
Pat was an avid horsewoman, training and showing horses during her youth. Her love of horses was something Pat shared and passed on to her daughter, Heather McCool. To her son, Michael McCool, she imparted her spiritual beliefs and her love of the arts, especially music. In life, Pat's strength, optimism and her belief in God have been an inspiration to many who have known her.
With Pat's death she now joins her Heavenly Father, and her grandmother, Eleanore Kelley and grandfather, Lamont Kelley, but leaves behind many friends, including her sisters and brothers of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints. She will be missed by relatives, Aunt Betty and Uncle Dale Bachtell of Medina, Dan Mazzotta, Rolf Baehr, Susan Kelley, Phil Baros and nieces and nephews, Danielle Mazzotta, Chris Kelley, Katie Kelley, Kelley Baros and Josh Baros.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints, 1445 W. 28th St.
Burial: Loveland Burial Park.
There will no be visiting hours.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Loveland Colorado, or to Care-a-Van, c/o the Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.
Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home in Loveland, Colo., is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth J. Murphy
Kenneth J. Murphy, 62, of Hinckley Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, in Brunswick.
Mr. Murphy was born on July 14, 1935, in Hinckley, and had been a Medina County resident for 30 years. He was employed for 20 years as a diesel mechanic at Cummings Diesel in Walton Hills.
Mr. Murphy is survived by his daughters, Linda (Robert) Strazar and Judy (Scott) Hale, both of Brunswick; grandchildren, Sarah, Stacy, Cory, Taylor and Kayla; and former spouse, Nancy (Huston) Murphy. He was the best friend of many.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road, (state Route 303 at Interstate 71). The Rev. David Parry will officiate.
Burial: Richfield Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Anna I. Wideman
Anna I. Wideman, 79, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital after a two-year illness.
Born in Fort Wayne, W.Va., Mrs. Wideman resided in Wadsworth 2« years, previously residing in Texas and Illinois. She was a member of the N.R.A., the National Society of Poets, Save The Dolphins, and had several songs copyrighted.
Mrs. Wideman is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Pat of Elizabeth, Ill., and Lynn and Mauria, of Westerville.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sisters, Beatrice Hartman and Gladys Hach, both of Wadsworth.
She was preceded in death by her four brothers; and a sister.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The Rev. Carol A. Cutting will officiate.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 9 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

Anne Worley
Anne Worley, 84, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, at Pearlview Nursing Home.
Mrs. Worley was born in Cleveland, lived in Parma Heights for 40 years, then resided in Brunswick. She was a medical records librarian for Lutheran Hospital, Grace Hospital and City Hospital.
She is survived by her son, James (Diane) Worley of Hinckley Township; brother, Michael Polansky; sister, Judy Sandusky; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Peter Polansky; and sisters, Mary Verzi and Helen Boettcher.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road. Fr. John Zdinak will officiate.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sadie E. Case
Sadie Ethelyn Case, 99, of Medina, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, in Medina.
Born on Dec. 7, 1897, in Granger, she had been a resident of Medina County all her life. Mrs. Case had been a homemaker and had farmed for 70 years. She was a past superintendent of Sunday school at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hinckley Township. She had been a very active church member and was also a member of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Case is survived by her daughter, LaVerne (Wilson) Pay of Hinckley; grandchildren, Judith Whyde, Janet Forbis, Kathleen Zuk, Wilson Pay Jr., Thomas Pay, Brian Day, Dennis Day and Barbara Rohacs; 18 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Case; and daughter, Elaine Day.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1605 Center Road, Hinckley.
Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church immediately prior to the service.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1605 Center Road, P.O. Box 278, Hinckley 44233.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Del C. Hubach
Del Charles Hubach, 92, of Medina, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, at Ohio Pythian Home, Medina.
He was born in Cleveland and had resided in Medina County for many years. He was a retired sales representative for Rio Grande Steel. Mr. Hubach was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Albuquerque, N.M., where he and his late wife Irene resided at one time. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Barbara Porter, Nancy Ross, Dale (Linda) Dieterich, Mark (Theresa) Taylor, Debra Dieterich, Tammy and John Paletta and Richard Ross.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene (Mosher) Hubach; sister, Charlotte (Sam) Dieterich; and parents, Charlotte and Ernest Hubach.
There will be no calling hours or service.
Burial: Dayton Veteran Cemetery.
Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City, is in charge of arrangements.

Mae E. Kaufmann
Mae E. Kaufmann, 89, of Medina, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at Life Care Center of Medina.
She was born in Rhome, Texas, and had been a Medina County resident for eight years. Mrs. Kaufmann was a 1928 graduate of City Hospital School of Nursing. She had been a registered nurse at Metro General Hospital.
She is survived by her son, Gary (Mary Frances) Kaufmann of Hinckley Township; and grandsons, Christopher and Matthew Kaufmann.
Service will be private.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland.
There will be no visiting hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities.
Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, in Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements.

James R. Solomon
James R. Solomon, 83, of Medina, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at Lodi Community Hospital.
He was born in Pennsylvania and had resided in Parma for many years before moving to Bradenton, Fla., where he lived for 18 years. Mr. Solomon recently moved to Medina to be close to his family. He had been employed as a salesman for 22 years with Ideal Hardware in Cleveland, but retired from the maintenance department of Shreck Industries, Strongsville.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, to whom he was married 58 years; son, Dennis Solomon (Yvonne) of Olmsted Township; daughters, Nancy Wojciehowski (Gary) of Medina and Virginia Jones (Dave) of Youngstown; grandchildren, Keith, Shawn and Ashley Solomon and Mark, Mike and Carrie Marucci; and four great-grandchildren.
Service: 9 p.m. today at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. The Rev. Mr. John Buda will officiate.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.

Evelyn Perry Vandemark Sparr
Evelyn Perry Vandemark Sparr, 89, of Lodi, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, at her home following a six-month illness.
She was born in Bono, Ohio, and had lived in Toledo and Bowling Green before moving to Lodi in 1927. Mrs. Sparr had worked at the Lodi Telephone Co. for 34 years and later at the Medina County Bank for 15 years. She was a member of Lodi United Methodist Church, O.E.S. Lodi Chapter 137, Riverdale Rebekah Lodge and Harrisville Grange.
Mrs. Sparr is survived by her husband, Sherman; sons Robert (Marilyn) Vandemark of Elyria and Donald (Carol) Vandemark of Lake Placid, Fla.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; stepdaughter, Kareen Thompson of Nova; three stepgranchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Neil Vandemark; one brother; and one sister.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. The Rev. David Howell of Lodi will officiate.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. O.E.S. service will be at 3:45 and Rebekah service will be at 8:45.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-County Home Nurses, 4804 Ledgewood Drive, Medina 44256, or Lodi United Methodist Church, 320 Medina St., Lodi 44254.

Edward Watters
Edward Watters, 91, of Bath, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born in Cleveland and had been a Medina County resident most of his life. Mr. Watters was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. He was a bus driver for many years for RTA in Cleveland.
He is survived by his daughters, Eleanor Reinhold of Bath and Evelyn Helfner of California; grandchildren, Sharon Headrick, Edward and Debra Reinhold, Cynthia Swain and Michelle Stadnik; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, to whom he was married 69 years.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Fr. Mark Hollis will officiate.
Burial: Rose Hill Mausoleum, Fairlawn.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.

Charles F. Walker
Charles F. Walker, 66, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Fairview General Hospital in Cleveland following heart surgery.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (nee Frochter); children, Bruce C. (Shirley) of Medina and Linda (Terry) Hyatt of Memphis, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jessica, Elizabeth, Ashley and Stephen; and brothers, Don, Jack, Bob, Rich and Howard.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Weymouth Community Church, 3398 S. Weymouth Road, Medina.
Visiting hours: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
David G. Martens & Son Funeral Home in Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.

Anne Worley
Anne Worley, 84, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, at Pearlview Nursing Home.
Mrs. Worley was born in Cleveland, lived in Parma Heights for 40 years, then resided in Brunswick. She was a medical records librarian for Lutheran Hospital, Grace Hospital and City Hospital.
She is survived by her son, James (Diane) Worley of Hinckley Township; brother, Michael Polansky; sister, Judy Sandusky; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Peter Polansky; and sisters, Mary Verzi and Helen Boettcher.
Service: 11 a.m. today at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road. Fr. John Zdinak will officiate.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted.

Allan D. Bittinger
Allan D. Bittinger, 46, of Lyndhurst, died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at the Brecksville V.A. Hospital.
He was born in Uniontown, Pa., and had been a Medina County resident for many years. He also lived 19 years in Lyndhurst and five years in Lodi. He was a 3rd Degree Mason from the Woodward Lodge, and a member of Disabled American Vets and American Legion. Mr. Bittinger worked in sales for four years at Prime Meats before his illness. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and enjoyed golfing, bowling and fishing.
Mr. Bittinger is survived by his brothers, James (Frances) and Terry (Wanda), all of Brunswick, Roger (Kathy) of Northfield, Larry (Denise) of Willoughby and Aza (Cathy) of Diamond, Ohio; sister, June (Robert) Kish of Ravenna; and companion, Linda Bittinger of Lyndhurst. He was an uncle of many.
A private memorial gathering will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, The Research Foundation, 6133 Rockside Road, Suite 80, Independence 44131.
Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, in Brunswick is in charge of arrangements.

Stanley W. Dague
Stanley W. Dague, 73, died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital.
He was born on May 8, 1924, in Friendsville, to Clinton and Florence (Platell) Dague and lived in the Wadsworth-Rittman area for 54 years. He was a wholesaler for Magic City Candy Co. for 25 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Wadsworth and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Dague is survived by his wife, Katie-Lou (Rufener) Dague; sons, Michael Dague of Rittman and Jerry (Wilma) Dague of Creston; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Cindy) Delong of Wadsworth; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Archer Dague of Lodi.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Gillman Funeral Home, 360 W. Sunset, Rittman. The Rev. James L. Singleton will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Visiting: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Harry L. Hoover Jr.
Harry L. Hoover Jr., 75, of Brunswick, died Monday, Oct. 6, 1997, at Fairview Park Hospital.
Born in Tiffin, he had lived in Brunswick for 42 years, previously living in Brooklyn, Ohio. Mr. Hoover was a member of VFW Brunswick Post 9520 and a life member of Cooties. He co-coached Brunswick Little League years ago and enjoyed golfing and bowling. He was a fanatical CB user whose handle was ''Frenchie. '' Mr. Hoover was employed by Cleveland Transit as a motorman-conductor for two years and as an auto body repairman for 50 years, having retired in 1975. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II in the European Theater.
Mr. Hoover is survived by his wife, Virginia Catherine (nee Gosselin), whom he married Oct. 5, 1946; son, Daniel (Carol) of Brunswick; daughter, Judith Harms O'Neill of Brunswick; brothers, ''Bud'' Hoover and David Lee Hoover of San Beroeno, Calif.; sisters, Dorothy Kullman of California and Patricia Trucheck of Brunswick; and grandchildren, Danielle Hoover, Milessa Harms, Bob (Maria) Kinster, and Jackie (Miquel) Luciano, all of Brunswick, Ken O'Neill of Lakewood and Christine (Shawn) Mincik of Charleston, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Edna Brown and Jean Andrada.
Service 1 p.m. Thursday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Berry Wolfe will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Rose H. Clinker
Rose H. Clinker, 97, formerly of Kauffman Avenue, Sterling, died Saturday night, Nov. 1, 1997, at the Rittman Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born on Jan. 8, 1900, in Quebec, Canada, and formerly lived in Lodi and Medina. Mrs. Clinker was a homemaker and a member of Church of Christ in Lodi.
She is survived by her sons, Charles Remington of West Salem and Robert Remington of Lodi; daughter, Betty Shreve of Rittman; stepson, Cylon Lamphier of Marshallville; stepdaughter, Pauline Ross of Orrville; 27 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Her first husband, Chester W. Remington, died in 1935. Her second husband, Vern Lamphier, died in 1946. Her third husband, Herbert Clinker, died in 1979. Mrs. Clinker was also preceded in death by her daughters, Mary and Ruth Huegle; sons, Russell D. and Chester Remington; stepdaughter, Opal Vaughn; two grandsons; and three granddaughters.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman. The Rev. George E. Regester will officiate.
Burial: Rittman Cemetery.
Visiting hours: One hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Robert D. Gray
Robert David Gray, 50, of Colony, Texas, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Medical City Hospital in Colony.
He was born in Canada and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1974. Mr. Gray lived in Cuyahoga County for 15 years. He had a passion for computers and cooking. Mr. Gray worked most of his adult life as a systems analyst for Computer Associates Texas. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and the U.S. Army Reserves.
Mr. Gray is survived by his wife, Patricia Joan (nee Dodds) of Texas, whom he married Nov. 18, 1967; daughters, Tammy Jo (Dudley) Madera and Kelly Marie Gray, both of Texas; brother, David (Debra) Gray of Canada; and grandchildren, Cristina Danielle Madera and Jacob Alexander Gray.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Florence Gray.
Service: 10 a.m. today at Grace Baptist Church, 3289 Laurel Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Richard Powers will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements.

Deborah A. Jakabcic
Deborah Ann Jakabcic, 37, of Brunswick, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, at her residence.
She was born at Fairview Park Hospital and was a lifetime resident of Brunswick. Ms. Jakabcic enjoyed computers, shopping, collecting angels and watching movies. She previously was a 10-year GTE customer service representative before returning to education at Baldwin-Wallace College.
Ms. Jakabcic held three associate's degrees from Cuyahoga Community College. Her degrees were in business management, business marketing and associate arts. Ms. Jakabcic was attending Baldwin-Wallace before her illness. She was Ms. Wheelchair Ohio 1985-1986, Brunswick Jaycee's Woman of the Year in 1985 and she won the Edmond ''Skip'' Lukas Award in 1987 in the Medina County Open Forum. Ms. Jakabcic was the national GTE employee of the year in 1984. She was a volunteer for the Society for the Handicapped and a public speaker for the advocacy for the disabled.
Ms. Jakabcic is survived by her parents, Sam and Elizabeth (nee Gopel) Jakabcic of Brunswick; brother, Sam (Margret) Jakabcic Jr. of Brunswick; sisters, Susan (Stephen) Hambley of Brunswick, Cyndi (Tim) Fraser of Corning, N.Y. and Jeanne (Dave) Hardy of Morehead City, N.C.; and nieces and nephews, Madison and Samuel III Jakabcic, Jamie and Lori Fraser, and Peter, Nicholas, Kenneth and Daniel Hardy.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1600 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. Scott Henderson will officiate.
Burial: Hinckley Lutheran Cemetery, Hinckley Township.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1600 Pearl Road, Brunswick.

John Stockman
John Stockman, 77, of Trinity, Ala., died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, at Parkway Medical Center Hospital.
He was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Plymouth, Ind. Mr. Stockman was a resident of Ohio before moving to Trinity 28 years ago. He was a retired service engineer with Worthington Steel Co. and a member of Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio. Mr. Stockman was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Stockman; sons, Robert Stockman and Arthur Stockman, both of Covington, Tenn.; step-daughter, Janice Ann Kielty of Zionsville, Ind.; brothers, Richard Stockman of Michigan and Fred Stockman of Ohio; sisters, Phyllis Johnson and Eleanor Moody, both of Texas, and Marie Mason of Indiana; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Roselawn Funeral Home, Decatur, Ala., was in charge of arrangements.


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