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Miscellaneous Medina County, Ohio Obituaries


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Agatha Gregory 
Agatha Gregory, 94, of Medina, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Evergreen Care Center, Medina. 
She was born in Webster Springs, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for 42 years. Mrs. Gregory was a member of First Baptist Church, Webster Springs and attended Medina First Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. 
She is survived by her daughters, Lenora Cool of Strongsville, Nancy Bek of Chicago, Phyllis Close of Augusta, W.Va., Betty Cornelius of Medina and Bobbi Dillon of North Royalton; sons, David Gregory of New Florence, Pa., Fred Gregory of Medina and John Gregory of Webster Springs; sister, Mabel McCloud of Mt. Clare, W.Va.; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie, and son, Victor. 
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. William Cunningham will officiate. 
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Evergreen Care Center or Medina First Baptist Church, 3646 Medina Road, Medina, 44256. 

Geraldine M. Houston 
Geraldine Mae Houston (nee Squire), 67, of Silver Point, Tenn., died Sunday, Aug., 20, 2000, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tenn., following a lengthy illness. 
She was born in Lakewood, lived in North Ridgeville and was a resident of Litchfield for 20 years prior to moving to Tennessee 20 years ago. Mrs. Houston was a homemaker and a member of Silver Point FCE Club in Silver Point. 
Mrs. Houston is survived by her husband of 49 years, Harold; son, Harold Jr. of Silver Point; brother, Richard Squire of Cleveland; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Blanche (nee Stanley) Squire. 
Mrs. Houston was cremated. 
Arrangements were made by Busch-Bogner Family Chapel in North Ridgeville. 

Irene L. Dwyer Kimmell 
Irene L. Dwyer Kimmell, 67, of Rural Valley, Pa., died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning, Pa. 
She was born Sept. 26, 1932, in NuMine, Pa., to Martin and Bessie Atherton Dwyer. Mrs. Kimmell resided in Lodi for 30 years before moving to Cowanshannock Township, Armstrong County, Pa., 11 years ago. She was a member of Lodi Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and attended Atwood Presbyterian Church in Atwood, Pa. Mrs. Kimmell was a homemaker, wife and grandmother. She was co-owner of the Silver Canoe Campground in Cowanshannock Township for the past 30 years, having been active in the daily operations since 1989. 
Mrs. Kimmell is survived by her husband, John J. Kimmell, whom she married July 27, 1963; son, Richard B. (Debbie) of West Salem; daughter, Karen S. (Steven) Combs of Lodi; grandchildren, Michelle Shell, Shvonne Combs and Derick Kimmell; great-grandson, Michael Shell; brother, Francis Dwyer of Creekside, Pa.; and sisters, Georgetta Hill of NuMine and June Hill of Indiana, Pa. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, William and Thomas Dwyer. 
Service: 1 p.m. today at Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana, Pa. Rev. The Robert Montgomery will officiate. 
Burial: Atwood Cemetery, Atwood. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, 15235. 

Margie M. Magrum 
Margie M. Magrum, 68, of Gibsonburg, Ohio, died suddenly, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at home. 
She was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Pemberville, Ohio, to Mr. and Mrs. August (Anna Hansen) Nowak, and was a resident of Gibsonburg for 50 years. Mrs. Magrum was a homemaker. 
She is survived by her husband, William of Gibsonburg, whom she married on Sept. 15, 1950, in Angola, Ind.; sons, William Magrum Jr. of Lodi and Scott Magrum of Gibsonburg; two grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; one great-grandchild; brothers, Harold Nowak of Toledo, Lester Nowak of Fremont and Harry Nowak of Ravenna; and sisters, Esther Sondergeld of Oak Harbor, Ohio, Clara Walp of Gibsonburg, and Katherine Gibson and Hattie Huff, both of Fremont. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Clarence Nowak. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Foos-Klein Funeral Home, Clyde, Ohio. 
Burial: Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde. 
Memorials may be directed to the donor's choice. 

Jamie L. McMillan 
Jamie Lee McMillan, of Grafton, was stillborn Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at St. John West Shore Hospital in Westlake. 
Jamie is survived by his parents, Pamela (nee Keaton) and Joseph G. McMillan; brothers, Jeremiah McMillan of Brunswick and Joshua McMillan of Pittsburgh; sister, Amanda McMillan at home; paternal grandparents; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. 
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Sharon Keaton. 
Private graveside service will be held today at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria. 
Arrangements are being handled by the David Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville.

Dorothy V. Jones 
Dorothy V. Jones, of Westfield Center, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Hospice Care Center, Copley. 
She was born in Philadelphia and was a Medina County resident for 43 years. Mrs. Jones was a graduate of Cheltenham High School, where she was homecoming queen. She also was a graduate of Denison University, where she was homecoming queen and a Kappa Alpha Theta sorority member. Mrs. Jones was a homemaker. She was a teacher at Medina High School, where she taught American History. She was active in many charities and was a member of Westfield County Club, charter member of the American Association of University Women, Kings Daughters and president of Medina Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Jones was also a member of the Friday Afternoon Club, Akron Council Girl Scouts and a Cub Scout leader. 
She is survived by her husband, David of Westfield Center; sons, Barry K. (Suzanne) Jones of Medina and Kenneth B. (Sally) Jones of Brussels, Belgium; daughter, Elizabeth Jones of Chicago; grandchildren, David, Katy, Brantner, Stephen and Sarah; and brother, George (Helen) Jones of Wyncott, Pa. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Edith Jones. 
Service: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Leroy United Methodist Church, 6777 Park Circle, Westfield Center. The Rev. Jerry Baker will officiate. 
A private burial will take place in Westfield Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends at Westfield Inn following the service. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Medina General Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 427, Medina, 44258. 
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. 

Shirley D. Luffman 
Shirley D. Luffman, 63, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000. She was born in Georgia and was a friend of Bill W. 
She is survived by her dear friend, Joanie Martinek; life companion, Paul La Fontaine; daughters Anna Ramsey, Lynn Wisor, Nancy Yedlowski, Linda Luffman and Donna Lewis; son, James Luffman; grandchildren, Vince, Cassie, Abbey, Dean, Rachel, Justin, Lizzie and Randy; and beloved pet, Lil' Guy. 
Please come and celebrate the life and love of Shirley Luffman. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don R. 
Memorial service: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at United Church of Christ Congregational, 217 E. Liberty St., Medina. The Rev. Dr. Ted Elsenheimer will officiate. Send flowers to church. 
"... we shall be with you in the fellowship of the spirit and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy destiny. May God bless you and keep you - until then." 
Graveside service: Rose Hill Cemetery, Akron. 
Reception to follow at the home of Shirley Luffman in Medina. 
Billow Funeral Chapel, Akron, is in charge of arrangements. 

Howard D. Rogers 
Howard D. "Jog" Rogers, 75, of Wadsworth, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at his residence in Wadsworth. 
He was born Aug. 26, 1925, in Woods County, W.Va., to Howard and Ardea (Smith) Rogers. He loved baseball, football, fishing and teasing his grandchildren. 
He is survived by his wife, Opal (nee Leech), whom he married June 13, 1949; sons, Dale (Janet) Rogers of Medina, George (Lynette) Rogers of Wadsworth and Dave (Cyndy) Rogers of Pennisula; daughters, Chris (Dan) Poole and Pat Rogers of Wadsworth, and Charlene (Randy) Mullet of Fresno, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and brother, John Rogers of Barberton. 
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Lynn, and brothers, Bob and Ken. 
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Roberts Funeral Home-Hillcrest Chapel, 9560 Acme Road, Wadsworth. The Rev. Harold Swafford will officiate. 
Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. 
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service Friday at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Catherine M. Daugherty 
Catherine M. Daugherty, 85, of Troy, Ohio, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Upper Valley Medical Center. 
She was born April 5, 1915, in Springfield, Ohio, to Raymond and Catherine (nee Staley) Mitchell. Mrs. Daugherty was a graduate of Wittenberg University in Springfield and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Mrs. Daugherty and her husband owned Daughtery's Hardware in Troy for 38 years and retired in 1983. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Troy. 
Mrs. Daugherty is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Judy Daugherty of Medina; daughter, Cheryl Bellows of Troy; and grandchildren, Scott Bellows of Cleveland, Mark Bellows of Troy, Sean Daugherty of Charlottesville, Va., and Megan Daugherty of Medina. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Robert, whom she married Nov. 8, 1941. 
Service: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church Chapel, 20 S. Walnut St., Troy. 
Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Troy. 
Visiting hours: 2:30 p.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. 
Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, is in charge of arrangements. 

John L. Guminey 
John L. Guminey, 86, of Medina died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Ohio Pythian Sisters Home of Medina. 
He was born July 9, 1914, in Cleveland he was a Medina County resident for 11 years, living most of his life in Cleveland. Mr. Guminey was a fireman for the Cleveland Fire Department for 30 years and served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II. 
He is survived by his son, Tom Guminey of Medina; daughter, Genevieve (Gary) Ribich of North Royalton; and nine grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; son, Larry; and brother, Stanley. 
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road. 
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park. 
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Ohio Pythian Sisters Home of Medina, 550 Miner Drive, Medina, 44256. 

Dorothy M. Leininger 
Dorothy M. Leininger (nee Beam), 89, of Huntington Township, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Oberlin Medical Center, following a short illness. 
She was born May 4, 1911, in Wellington. She was a member of United Church of Huntington, Huntington Grange, Huntington Historical Society and Farm Bureau Council 6B. Mrs. Leininger wrote the Huntington News for the Wellington Enterprise for many years. 
She is survived by her daughters, Annabelle Leininger of Oberlin, Ardith Roberts of Lodi and Lois Lang of Pennsboro, W.Va.; son, Roy Leininger of Wooster; eight grandchildren; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Lena Strickler of Lorain and Helen Beopple of Elyria. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hart Leininger, in 1997; parents, Earnest and Mabel (nee Mills) Beam; sister, Gladis Miller; and brother, Ora Beam. 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at United Church of Huntington, 26677 state Route 58, Wellington. The Rev. Stephen Carmany will officiate. 
Interment: Huntington Township Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the church. 
Norton Funeral Home, Wellington, is handling arrangements.

Lawrence C. Geisinger 
Lawrence C. Geisinger, 79, of Smithville, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Smithville Western Care Center. 
He was born Jan. 25, 1921, in Chatham Township to Vern Geisinger and Mary Elnora Crosby. Mr. Lawrence married the former Effie Yoder on April 18, 1954, and was employed at Smith Dairy Products Co. in Orrville for 23 years, retiring in 1986. He was a former resident of Orrville and moved to Smithville in 1990. Mr. Geisinger served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of Smithville Mennonite Church and Open Circle Sunday school class. 
He is survived by his sons, Calvin (Patricia) Geisinger of Seattle and Dean Geisinger of Wooster; daughter, Connie Geisinger of Smithville; brothers, Robert Geisinger of Spencer and Elden (LaVerne) Geisinger of Litchfield Township; and two stepgrandchildren. 
Service: 11 a.m. today at Smithville Mennonite Church. The Revs. Burt Parks and Richard Ross will officiate. 
Burial: Smithville Mennonite Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: One hour prior to service at the church. 
Gresser Funeral Home, Orrville, is in charge of arrangements. 

Harvey Wenzel 
Harvey Wenzel went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000. 
He graduated from James Ford Rhodes High School and was a retiree of General Motors, where he worked in quality control. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and will be remembered as chief of the Brunswick Fire Department, as a member of the rescue squad and as an arson inspector for the city of Brunswick. In addition, he was a volunteer aide at Hickory Ridge Elementary School and a receptionist at the Brunswick Human Service Center. 
Mr. Wenzel was a ham radio operator and enjoyed attending the early service at Brunswick United Methodist Church. He was born in Cleveland and was a resident of Brunswick for 45 years. 
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty; daughter, Barbara (William) Marr of Brunswick; sons, Donald (Beverly) of Florida and Mark (Cheryl) of Missouri; granddaughter, Kristen of Missouri; grandsons, Bill and Jeff, both of Brunswick, and Donald, Brian and Eric, all of Florida; sister, Dorothy Keller of Parma; nieces, Carol Riedel and Phyllis Seidl, both of Parma; nephew, David Keller of New York; and special friends, K'rene and Dennis Omlor of Berea. 
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick. 
Burial: Westview Cemetery, Brunswick. 
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ralph R. Cody 
Ralph Raymond Cody, 57, of Medina, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Akron City Hospital. 
He was born in Neon, Ky., and was a Medina County resident for 15 years, previously of Cleveland. He enjoyed working with his artistic talents. Mr. Cody was a sports fan, movie enthusiast and enjoyed bowling. He previously worked in the Medina County Achievement Center's workshop department. 
Mr. Cody is survived by his brothers, the Rev. France (Freida) Thompson and Ernest (Grace) Cody, both of Brunswick; and sisters, Cora (Albert) Sacid of Cleveland, Della Pitts of Middleburg Heights and Sarah Coffey of Lakewood. He was the beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews. 
He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Eugene Pitts. 
Service: 11 a.m. today at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick. The Rev. France Thompson will officiate. 
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Garden, Brunswick. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Apostolic Church of Brunswick, P.O. Box 52, Brunswick, 44212. 

Adrian Dalgleish 
Adrian Dalgleish, 85, of Valley City, formerly of Spencer, passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Medina General Hospital, after a short illness. 
He was born Nov. 21, 1914, in Spencer to Ford and Eva Dalgleish and resided in Spencer for 83 years, moving to Valley City in 1998. Mr. Dalgleish graduated from Spencer High School in 1934. He was employed by Spencer Manufacturing Co. for 38 years, retiring in 1979. He aided the war effort through his work there, making axles for tanks and by building crates on the weekend for their shipment. 
Mr. Dalgleish was very active in the Spencer community, serving on the volunteer fire department and as clerk for the local fire district. He served on town council for many years, was active in the Boy Scouts and was a charter member of the Firestone Trust, retiring when he moved to Valley City. He was a long-time member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge 738. After retirement, he and his wife volunteered for the Red Cross blood donations and for many years, they took on the responsibility of the decorations for the Memorial Day program. 
The Spencer community recognized his public service by dedicating the Dalgleish Walking Trail to him at the Fourth of July celebration this year. 
Mr. Dalgleish was a member of Spencer United Methodist Church and was active in many of its programs, especially enjoying the men's breakfast. He liked traveling, dancing and playing cards and was a very hard worker, always working two jobs. In his retirement years, he was a special spectator at all of his grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's activities. 
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Pat) Seeley of Valley City; son, Kenneth (Mary Ann) Dalgleish of Medina; grandchildren, Vicki Robinson, Jodi (Bob) Rohrer, Jill Erb, Pastor Kari (Brad) Lankford, John (Marlene) Dalgleish, Kristen (Doc) Lamberjack and Matthew Dalgleish; and great-grandchildren, Tiffany (fiancé Jeff), Emily, Tyler, Joshua, Joseph and A.J. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 61 years, Bernice; and brother, Blake. 
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Spencer United Methodist Church. Pastor Kari Lankford and the Rev. James Ellison will officiate. 
A private family burial will be held at Spencer Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 202 E. Main St., Spencer. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Spencer United Methodist Church, 201 E. Main St., Spencer, 44275, or to the charity of choice. 

Robert Moskol 
Robert Moskol, 68, passed into a new life Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, and left behind a legacy of love, children and grandchildren who will hold him forever in their hearts. 
He leaves his wife, Vivian (nee Breeding), to whom he was married 45 years; sons, Robert A. of Oceanside, Calif., Larry "Randy" (Rene) of Clinton, Tenn., and Russell W. (Kim) of Litchfield Township; grandchildren, Brandy, Robbie, Jackie, Randy, Katelyn, R.C., Ben and Lindsey; his mother, Julia of Medina; brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Grace Moskol of Allentown, Pa., and Frank and Deloris Moskol of Columbus, Ga. 
He was preceded in death by his father, George, and brothers, Steve and John. 
Born in Robinette, W.Va., Bob spent his early years in Wise, Va., before entering the U.S. Army and serving during the Korean War. After leaving the service, he returned to his hometown, married and moved to Ohio, where he and his family have resided for more than 45 years. Retiring from General Motors, Parma, after 32 years of employment, Bob spent much of his time in his garage workshop. Friends and neighbors would often walk in to visit and chat while he worked on autos, lawn mowers, chain saws and weed eaters. He was a former member of Erhart Volunteer Fire Department, where he earned the nickname "Smokey" because he could detect a wisp of smoke before anyone else could even see it. 
This kind, generous, good-hearted man will be greatly missed. 
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. The Rev. Fairy Rodgers will officiate. 
Burial: York Township Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 
If you so desire, memorial contributions may be made in Bob's name to the Building Fund of Litchfield Assembly of God, 9298 Brooker St., Litchfield, 44253. 

Gloria J. Sandridge 
Gloria J. Sandridge of Lodi passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at her home. 
She was born March 3, 1925, in Shelbyville, Ind., and was a Medina County resident for 35 years. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Mrs. Sandridge was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, friend, homemaker and business owner. 
She is survived by her sons, Mark D. (Rhonda) Sandridge of Westfield Center and Michael (Kim) Sandridge of Medina; daughters, Dr. Sharon (Donald Goldberg) Sandridge of Brecksville and Toni (Craig) Campbell of Lodi; grandchildren, Jordan Sandridge, Dane Sandridge, Nicholas Poelking, Ty Vincent Campbell, Chandler Campbell and Courtney Sandridge; stepgrandchildren, Sony and Kendall Russo; and brother, Ruby Earl (Ann) Davis of Rock Hill, S.C. 
Private family services with Father Stephen Bergmann officiating, will be held. 
Visiting hours: 5 to 8 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. 
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256. 

Paul P. Sumskis 
Paul Patrick Sumskis, 81, has passed away. 
He was the beloved husband of Bernice (nee Schreiner); dear father of Patricia Kirlough, the late David (Helen) and Michael (Denise); grandfather of 14; great-grandfather of nine; brother of Edward and six deceased brothers and sisters. 
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bridget Church. 
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery. 
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Road, Parma. 

Hallen Teter 
Hallen "Hal" Teter, 73, of Pickens, W.Va., died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. 
He was born April 13, 1927, in Hazman, W.Va., to Delmer Francis and Anna Judy Teter. Mr. Teter was a retired Ohio school teacher and member of Church of God in Frostproof, Fla. He was a former associate pastor at Church of God in Creston. 
Mr. Teter is survived by his wife, Nellie Jane Teter of Pickens; daughters, Mrs. Dale (Catherine) Followay of Creston and Mrs. Tony (Karen) Hollingsworth of Apple Creek; son, Tracy (Deborah) Teter of Wadsworth; sisters, Mary Duckingham of Rittman, Alice Hartman of Springfield, Mo., and Betty Teter of Wooster; granddaughters, Amanda Teter of Wadsworth, Sandy Followay of Creston, Sarah Hollingsworth of Apple Creek and Emmaly Teter of Wadsworth; and grandsons, Christopher Followay of Creston, Jeremy (Rachel) Followay of Wooster and Joseph Hallen Teter of Wadsworth. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Hallen Wayne Teter. 
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc., 95 Kanawha St., Buckhannon, W.Va. The Rev. Frank Long will officiate. 
Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Pickens. 
Visiting hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, attend a church of your choice in tribute to the memory of Hallen Teter.

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