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Hazel A. Ehrbar
Hazel A. Ehrbar, 49, of Lodi, passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at Lodi Community Hospital.
She was born Oct. 21, 1948, in Euclid to Albert and Edith Short Barnhart and married Robert Ehrbar Jr. in 1972. Mrs. Ehrbar was a homemaker and had been employed by Miller Bros. Supermarket in Lodi for the past several years. She was a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church in West Salem.
Mrs. Ehrbar is survived by her husband; daughters, Christina Rogers of Albion, Ohio, and Kathryn Ehrbar, a student at Dennison University; and brothers, Thomas Barnhart of Columbus and Danny Barnhart of Alaska.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephens Catholic Church, 44 Britton St., West Salem. Father Carl Uhler will officiate.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Parker and Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephens Catholic Church.

Marjorie Hunter
Marjorie ''Marge'' Hunter, 66, of Medina, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997, at the Evergreen Rehab Center.
She was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Wadsworth and was a lifetime Medina County resident. Ms. Hunter was a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association. She loved raising and breeding cutting horses, traveling and genealogy. She was a member of 4-H, Ohio Genealogical Society First Families of Ohio, DAR and a retired member of Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association. She retired after 33 years as dispatcher for Medina City Police Department.
Ms. Hunter is survived by her nephew, John Hunter of Shaker Heights; nieces, Karen Hunter of San Francisco, Calif., and Susan (Benjamin) Hill of Shaker Heights; sister-in-law, Gaynell R. Hunter of Shaker Heights; cousins, Marion Cleckner of Wadsworth, Robert and Howard Hunter, both of Medina, Richard Hunter of Arizona and Harriet Hunter of Montana; grand-nephew, Benjamin Hill Jr.; and grand-niece, Kelly Hill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Forest and LaRene Hunter; and brother, John Hunter Jr.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Beth A. McGuire will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Medina County, P.O. Box 122, Medina 44258, or the American Cancer Society, 803 E. Washington St., Medina 44256.

Hart M. Leininger
Hart M. Leininger, 91, of Huntington, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at the Elms Retirement Village in Wellington after a several month illness.
He was born March 1, 1906, in Huntington, where he was a lifetime resident. A 1925 graduate of Sullivan High School, Mr. Leininger was a member of United Church of Huntington, a Huntington Grange member for 74 years, a member of the Farm Bureau Council and a charter member of the Huntington Historical Society. He assisted in the formation of Huntington Church. Mr. Leininger served as township clerk and trustee for 26 years. A farmer his entire life, he also drove a school bus for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (nee Beam) to whom he was married 61 years; daughters, Annabelle Leininger of Oberlin, Ardith Roberts of Lodi and Lois Lang of Pennsboro, W.Va.; son, Roy Leininger of Wooster; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Anna (nee Hart) Leininger; sister, Meanotea Seitters; and brother, Herbert Leininger.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at United Church of Huntington, Huntington. The Rev. Stephen Carmany will officiate.
Burial: Huntington Township Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Church of Huntington, 26677 state Route 58, S. Wellington 44090.
Norton Funeral Home in Wellington is in charge of arrangements.

Anna M. Gajoch
Anna Marie Gajoch, 68, of Litchfield Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997, at her home after a long illness.
Born on Jan. 12, 1929, in Cleveland, she had lived in Litchfield since 1962. She was a member of Our Lady of Help Christians in Litchfield. She had been a housewife, enjoyed crocheting and macrame, and also loved her dog.
Mrs. Gajoch is survived by her sons, Raymond (Pam) of Litchfield and John (Cathy) of Wellington; daughter, Dianne (Paul) Saylor of Litchfield; five grandchildren; and sister, Loretta Lach of Parma.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; father, Steven Jablonski Sr.; mother, Anna Bartlo; and brothers, Henry and Stephen Jablonski.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Cowling-Truman Funeral Home, Wellington. Fr. Ron Bryda will officiate.
Burial: Litchfield Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Dorothy G. Pyle
Dorothy G. Pyle, 76, of Medina, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997, at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland.
Born on May 3, 1921, in Confluence, Pa., Mrs. Pyle had been a Brunswick Hills Township resident for many years. She was a member of Brunswick Hills Christian Assembly. Mrs. Pyle was employed at Goodwill and Advance Brush in Cleveland.
Mrs. Pyle is survived by her granddaughter, Elegra (John) Semmelhaack of Litchfield Township; grandson, Charles Pyle; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert Wilson of Monroe, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her son, Blaine E. Pyle.
Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Billy R. Hicks will officiate.
Burial: Addison Cemetery, Addison, Pa.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Zella V. Allard
Zella Viola Indoe Allard died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997.
She was born on Oct. 18, 1913. Mrs. Allard was a wife who faithfully loved and gently cared for her husband, Carroll Preston Allard, whom she married June 28, 1939, in Remsen, Ohio; a mother who lovingly provided and carefully nurtured her children: Linda Marie, Robert Carroll, Martha Louise, James Frederick, David Preston and Marianne; a grandmother who playfully enjoyed and graciously encouraged her grandchildren: Joy Lynn, Rachel Jessica, Jill Kathleen, Jennifer Lynn, David Carroll, Jon Preston, Keith Robert, Jeremy Scott, Elizabeth Abigail, Timothy Alan, Lori Susan, Kelly Kathleen and Christopher Robert; a sister who gave and received love from her family, Esther; a teacher who patiently and skillfully taught her students at Valley City Elementary School and Hazel Harvey Elementary School, Doylestown; a servant who humbly fulfilled her ministry in many ways through Sherman Church of Christ, Barberton; a caring neighbor, loyal friend and supportive companion; and a lady who loved, created and lived with beauty, dignity and grace.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Sherman Church of Christ, 4041 Johnson Road, Norton. Pastor James Allard will officiate.
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Granger Township.
Visiting hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home, 132 N. Portage St., Doylestown, and noon until the time of the service Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Allard Fund, Akron Community Foundation, 159 S. Main St., Akron 44308.

William F. Wilcox
William (Bill) F. Wilcox, 81, of Seven Hills, died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, in Akron.
Born on July 2, 1916, in Medina, he had been a resident of Cuyahoga County for 35 years and lived in Medina for 46 years. He was a member of Lakewood Masonic Lodge. Mr. Wilcox was an accountant, having retired from Horvitz Co.
Mr. Wilcox is survived by his wife, Louise (nee Griesinger), to whom he was married 56 years; brother, Calvin Wilcox of West Salem; and many nieces and nephews.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Robert Holmes will officiate.
Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Margaret E. Poland
Margaret E. Poland, 64, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, in Brunswick.
She was born April 7, 1933, in Cleveland and lived in Medina County for 17 years. Mrs. Poland was a secretary/treasurer for Monday United Labor Towers Seniors and a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, having been one of the first women letter carriers in Station A near the west side of Cleveland.
She is survived by her son, Charles E. Poland of Brunswick; and grandsons, Charles Poland of Brunswick and Patrick N. Poland.
Mrs. Poland was preceded in death by her parents, Chester A. Gregory and Margaret (Walsh) Matesick; stepfather, Nicholas Matesick; and Charles E. Poland.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 1689 E. 115th St., Cleveland 44106.

Gladys A. Callahan
Gladys A. Callahan, 75, of Hubbard, Ohio, died of heart failure Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 3, 1922, in Hubbard to Scott H. Moore and Gladys Crow. Mrs. Callahan was a lifelong resident of Hubbard. She was a registered nurse and worked as an instructor of nursing at Youngstown Hospital Association from 1945 to 1946, at St. E's School of Nursing from 1964 to 1969 and at Youngstown State University from 1970 to 1977. She was a member of the Mahoning Valley Chapter of St. Lukes Nurses Association, past president of Phi Mu Sorority and Phellienic Association and a member of Fortnightly III and Progressive Club.
She is survived by her sons, R. Scott Callahan of Phoenix, Ariz., and Steve Fernandes of Hubbard; daughter, Mrs. Amy J. Panchumarti of Medina; sister, Mrs. Jane Sidwell of Middleburg Heights; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond A. Callahan, on Jan. 6, 1996, whom she married Dec. 21, 1946; and brother, Henry S. Moore.
Service: 11 a.m. today at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home, 407 W. Liberty St., Hubbard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America, Troop 501, 227 E. North St., Medina 44256.

Dorothy R. Goodyear
Dorothy Rose Goodyear (nee Erman), 87, of Brunswick Hills Township, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at Medina General Hospital.
She was born Feb. 12, 1910, in Westpark, Ohio, to Alvah and Rosa (Wallis) Erman. Mrs. Goodyear was affectionately known as ''Mom'' and ''Grandma'' to hundreds throughout the area over the years because of her involvement in so many community activities.
She was a charter member of the Brunswick Fire Department Auxiliary and its first president in 1957. Mrs. Goodyear was also a charter member of the Brunswick Hills Fire Department Auxiliary in 1960. She worked extensively with the Brunswick Rescue Squad when the fire department set up the first emergency rescue squad in Medina County in 1958. Mrs. Goodyear answered phone calls, dispatched the members, did the laundry and notified the hospitals. She went to homes of victims to baby-sit until relatives were able to get to the scene. She took people involved in incidents into her home until they were able to make arrangements to be picked up. In addition to this, she also assisted with the annual fund-raising drive.
Mrs. Goodyear was also chairwoman of the executive board of the Brunswick Youth Club Inc. during its existence from 1957 to 1966. She was active in her church, Brunswick United Methodist, as a teacher, superintendent and a general ''doer. '' Along with her husband, Howard, she founded ''Goodyear's Big Barn'' and owned Spring Mist Farms in Brunswick Hills.
In earlier years, she was a foster mother for newborns in the county, a member of the Medina County Speakers Bureau and the Salvation Army.
Her whole life has been dedicated to her family, helping others, her church, working with children and the family farm. It was there that she and Howard raised prize-winning gladiolas.
Mrs. Goodyear was the mother of Alma (Richard) Appelgate of Brunswick Hills, Mae Pocta of Charlotte, N.C., David K. (Lena) and William A. (Mary Ann), both of Brunswick Hills, and Scott Erman of Strongsville. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and many very dear foster children, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; parents; son-in-law, E.J. ''Bud'' Pocta; brothers, Walter Gough, Marion Erman and Norman Erman; and sisters, Helen Deeks, Ruth Eden and Alice Lock.
Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brunswick United Methodist Church. The Rev. Thomas Lenhart will officiate.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick 44212, or Holy Family Cancer Home, 6707 State Road, Parma 44134.

Walter Kunicki
Walter Kunicki, 79, of Medina, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, at Medina General Hospital.
He was born Oct. 9, 1908, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 76 years. Mr. Kunicki was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. He was a self-employed farmer and worked for Permold Co. for 15 years.
Mr. Kunicki is survived by his sister, Estelle Diesch of Medina; nephews, Ronald, Gene, Gary and William; and nieces, Marilyn and Cheryl.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Anna; and brother, Sloco.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Father Mark Hollis will officiate.
Burial: St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., Medina.

Frances C. Mulcahy
Frances C. Mulcahy (nee Foreback), 56, of Liverpool Township, died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at her residence after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Valley Head, W.Va., and was a Liverpool Township resident for 23 years, previously living in Cleveland. Mrs. Mulcahy enjoyed sport fishing, boating in Port Clinton, gardening, making crafts and walking. A homemaker, she was the owner and operator of Addresser Sales Co. in Cleveland for 15 years.
Mrs. Mulcahy was the much-loved wife of James; much-loved mother of Elizabeth A. (Kelly) Hebb of Liverpool and Christine L. Mulcahy of Huber Heights, Ohio. She is also survived by her mother, Una X. Foreback of Brunswick; brothers, Richard R. (Nancy) Foreback of Atlanta and David B. (Sue) Foreback of Huttonsville, W.Va.; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond; and sister, Deanna.
Services will be held at a later date at the family's discretion. Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.

Leona F. Puls
Leona F. Puls, 90, of Medina, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997, at Medina General Hospital.
Born in Cleveland, Mrs. Puls lived in Medina County for many years. She was active in her church life at Bethany Lutheran Church in Parma. For many years she was involved in serving Kiwanis dinners. She was a leader for many years in the Lois Youth Guild of Cleveland Lutheran High School Assoc., a forerunner of the Mother's Club. After her move to Valley City, she served her church at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church by being active in worship and the Ladies Group. She also played the piano for a group that visited Rae-Ann Nursing Home in Westlake until she was 89 years old. The reply of ''joy, joy, joy'' earned her the title of ''Gramma Joy'' to her 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Puls is survived by sons and daughters-in-law. Arthur J. and Gloria of San Diego, Calif., Donald R. and Margaret of Valley City, William H. and Judy of Berea, Robert L. and Dorothy of Medina and Karl F. and Elizabeth of Lakewood.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Art, in 1981.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1377 Lester Road, Valley City. The Rev. Dennis Murawski will officiate.
Burial: St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Cleveland Lutheran School Assoc., or the charity of donor's choice.

Leland G. Smith
Leland G. ''Doc'' Smith, 88, of Medina, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997, at Samaritan Care Center.
Born in Creston on Sept. 3, 1909, he had been a Medina County resident for 87 years. Mr. Smith was a member of Medina United Methodist Church, Medina County Radio Club, and the American Radio Relay League. He had been an amateur radio operator for 66 years. Mr. Smith worked many years for High's Office Supply in Medina and Business Utilities in Wadsworth. In 1979, he retired from Old Phoenix National Bank. He was a ship-board radio operator in the South Pacific, serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Thelma (nee Bowman), to whom he would have been married 50 years in December; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Joan Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo.; son, James Smith of Hixson, Texas; and cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. George Smith and Ivah Ganyard Smith; brothers, Robert and Gaylord; and daughter-in-law, Missy.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St. The Rev. Dr. Irvin Jennings will officiate.
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Granger.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Medina United Methodist Church, 260 S. Court St., Medina 44256, or Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina 44256.

Raymond R. Watko
Raymond R. Watko, 63, of Wadsworth, died suddenly Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, in the Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital emergency room.
He was born in Detroit and was a Medina County resident for 15 years. Before living in Wadsworth for five years Mr. Watko lived in Plymouth, Mich., for 10 years and Medina for 10 years. His hobbies included computers, golfing, home improvements, gardening and being with his family. He retired in 1992 after working 38 years for Chevrolet in various places throughout the United States as a customer assistant manager. Mr. Watko was a service associate for E.A. Associates in Michigan for the past year. He served two tours of duty in the U.S. Army and eight years in the Army reserves.
Mr. Watko is survived by his wife, Donna (nee Doyle) of Wadsworth, whom he married Sept. 17, 1960; daughters, Sherrie (Gary) Shields of Randolph, Ohio, and Amy (Randy) Bennett of Medina; mother, Angeline Watko (nee Osip) of Wadsworth; sister-in-law, Jean Watko of Plymouth; and grandchildren, Cory and Sara Shields and Jami and Nicole Bennett.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Watko; and brother, Warren Watko.
Mass: Noon today at Sacred Heart Church in Wadsworth. Father Joseph Labak will officiate.
Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Rittman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic charity of the donor's choice.

Bonnie R. Moses
Bonnie Ruth Moses, 46, of Brunswick Hills Township, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997, at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center.
Born in Pennsylvania, she was a Medina County resident for several years and a secretary for Seneca Tape Co.
She is survived by her husband, William ''Eddie'' Moses of Brunswick Hills; parents, Lester and Margaret Brunnet; daughters, Melissa (Alan) Lucketic of North Royalton and Kathy (Morgan) Goldsmith of California; son, Brian (Susan) Moses of Brunswick Hills; sisters, Judy and Donna; brothers, Rich and Randy; and granddaughter, Tara Luketic.
Service: Wednesday at Zele Funeral Homes Inc., 452 E. 152nd St., Cleveland. Pastor James Walden will officiate.
Burial: Family Cemetery in Emlyn, Ky.
Visiting hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Aspinwall Church of God, 14627 Aspinwall Road, Cleveland.
Memorial contributions may be made to Aspinwall Church of God, 14627 Aspinwall Road, Cleveland 44110.

Josephine E. Brobst
Josephine E. Brobst, 95, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997.
She was born in Barberton and had been a resident of Doylestown since 1935. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Altar Society, Sacred Heart League, and Miraculous Medal Assoc.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jo and Robert Eisenhauer of Doylestown and Kathleen and William Westerman of Florida; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Gertrude Brobst of Hinckley Township; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Brobst; three sisters; and six brothers.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Doylestown. Fr. David McCarthy will officiate.
Burial: Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.
Visiting hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home, Doylestown. Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Neo-Natal Unit, Children's Hospital, One Perkins Square, Akron 44308.

Daniel P. Callihan
Daniel P. Callihan, 18, of Carlisle Township, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, at Grant Hospital in Columbus following an ATV accident in southern Ohio.
He was born on April 9, 1979, in Medina, and was a lifelong resident of the Lorain County area. Mr. Callihan was a senior in the auto body department at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School, a member of the class of 1998 at Keystone High School, a member of Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, and he competed in state competition for auto body for the 1996-97 school year. He was a member of Christ the King Church in North Olmsted, the Royal Rangers at Christ the King Church, and the Musketeers 4-H club. Mr. Callihan worked at Sharpnack Chevrolet in Vermilion and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his mother, Deborah Callihan (nee Meager) of Carlisle Township; father, James Callihan of Circleville, Ohio; sisters, Mary Callihan of Elyria and Erin Callihan of Carlisle Township; and grandparents, Bruce and Sally Meager of Wadsworth.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Marjorie Callihan.
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Bauer Laubenthal Wainwright Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge and state Route 57, Elyria. The Rev. Thomas Slater will officiate.
Burial: Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Visiting hours: 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Lorain County J.V.S. Educational Foundation, 15181 state Route 58, Oberlin 44074, or the Keystone Educational Endowment Program, 301 Liberty St., P.O. Box 65, LaGrange 44050.

Kathleen N. Hungerford
Kathleen N. Hungerford, 79, of Medina, died Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, at Sophia Huntington Parker Nursing Home.
Born in Bridgeport, Conn., on March 6, 1918, she had been a Medina County resident for 24 years. Mrs. Hungerford enjoyed bridge and bowling. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hungerford is survived by her daughters, Sheila K. Hungerford and Nora M. (William) Sternecker, both of Medina; sister, Jean Hoffman of Bridgport; brother, Jerome Gasso of Fairield, Conn.; grandson, Peter J. Inglin; and great-granddaughter, Meghan Kathleen.
She was prededed in death by her husband, Raymond; and brother, John Gasso.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville.
Visiting hours: 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 Sophia Huntington Parker Nursing Home, 635 N. Huntington St., Medina 44256.

Rosalie I. Kempf
Rosalie I. Kempf, 55, of Medina, died Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, at Evergreen Care Center.
Born in Lodi on Aug. 28, 1942, she had been a lifetime resident of Medina County. Ms. Kempf had been a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Medina. She was a retired bookkeeper, having worked for Neal Emmons.
Ms. Kempf is survived by her mother, Irene Kempf of Medina; sister, Theresa (Jeff) Szikula of Lafayette Township; and nieces, Tammy Blevins of Creston and Colleen Blevins of Toledo.
She was preceded in death by her twin brothers, Otto and John Kempf; and father, Otto Kempf.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina.
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery, Medina.
Visiting hours: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church Building Fund, or the charity of the donor's choice.

Larry W. Otterbacher
Larry W. Otterbacher, 53, of Cardington, Ohio, died Nov. 12, 1997, in Hobart, Ind.
Born in Medina on May 6, 1944, Mr. Otterbacher had resided in Cardington for many years. He was employed as a truck driver with B.L.B. Transport Inc. of Circleville, Ohio.
Mr. Otterbacher is survived by his sister, Georgine Brecelnik of Florida; brothers, Richard Otterbacher of Florida, Jack Otterbacher of Michigan and Robert Otterbacher of Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mildred Otterbacher; and brother, Donald Otterbacher.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City. The Rev. Michael Oakley will officiate.
Burial: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Valley City.

H. Lewis Thompson
H. Lewis Thompson, 50, of Brunswick, died Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, at his home.
Born in Cleveland on Jan. 13, 1947, Mr. Thompson had been a Medina County resident for 47 years. He was a member of UAW 1619 and American Legion Post 48 of Middleborne, W.Va. He was a 1965 graduate of Brunswick High School, a member of the National Honor Society, and a graduate of the Indiana Institute of Technology. He enjoyed athletics. Mr. Thompson was employed as a tool and die maker at Modern Tool & Die in Liverpool Township. He served in the U.S. Army in the 3rd Armor Calvary Division.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Thompson (nee Shanley); brother, Carl (Clara) Thompson of Medina; nephew, Edward Thompson; and other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Thompson.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Carlson's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road, Brunswick.
Burial: Eastlawn Memory Gardens, Brunswick.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


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