|Raymond ''Pud'' Alley
Seneca Wire retiree
Raymond ''Pud'' Alley, 82, of Watson Avenue, Fostoria, died at 8:41
p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, in Fostoria Community Hospital.
He was born in Fostoria, Feb. 9, 1916, to John and Iva (Clark) Alley.
His wife, Margaret E. (Crawford) Alley, whom he married April 12, 1941,
in Defiance, survives in Fostoria.
Other survivors include: a brother, Ralph Alley of Fostoria; three
sisters, Joyce Agerter of Tiffin, Helen Burns of Toledo and Florence George
of Montrose, Colo.
Preceding him in death were four brothers, James, Don, Clark and Robert
Alley; and two sisters, Clorinda Stocker and Louise Moehrman.
A veteran of the U.S. Cost Guard, having served during World War II,
Mr. Alley retired as a maintenance supervisor in 1981 from Seneca Wire
in Fostoria after 45 years of service.
He was a member of Fostoria Elks Lodge 935 and the Fostoria Country
Graveside services in Graham Cemetery, near Wayne, will be 2 p.m. Friday
with the Rev. Edmond Zickefoose officiating.
Visitation at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, is 7-9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Alvin A. DeMonte
National Machinery retiree
Alvin A. DeMonte, 72, died at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at
his residence at 5940 N. SR 53.
He was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Tiffin, to Antonio and Vincenza (Pelligrini)
DeMonte. On Aug. 7, 1946, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, he married
Marjorie R. Starkey. She survives.
Survivors also include: two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Linda) Mader of
Tiffin and Mrs. Patrick (Roberta) Gillig of Waterville; a son, Alvin ''Butch''
DeMonte of Tiffin; seven grandchildren; a brother, Primo DeMonte, of Tiffin;
and a sister, Mrs. Paul (Amabalis) Huss, also of Tiffin.
A brother, Louis, is deceased.
Mr. DeMonte, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, retired in 1989 from
the National Machinery.
He was a member of the National Machinery Quarter Century Club and
St. Mary's Catholic Church.
A funeral Mass in St. Mary Catholic Church will be 10 a.m. Friday,
with the Rev. Frank A. Murd as celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at
9:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery,
where military graveside services will be conducted by the United Veteran's
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral
Home, where National Machinery Quarter Century Club members will meet in
body at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the church or Community Hospice Care.
Jean (James) Parsons
Jean (James) Parsons, 72, of 218 Salem St., Risingsun, died in the
Fostoria Community Hospital at 1:16 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998.
Born Sept. 5, 1926, in Inez, Ky., to Allen W. and Wilda (Horn) James,
she married Richard A. Parsons, March 30, 1945, in Risingsun. He preceded
her in death Jan. 26, 1980.
Survivors include: her companion, Art Mynard of Risingsun; two brothers,
John B. James of Valley Falls, KS, and Jack M. James of Bradner; a sister,
Myrtle Yoder of Fremont; and three special nieces, Marcia Boice, Jan Heaver
and Marcie Williams.
Also preceding her in death were a brother, James A. James; and two
sisters, Anna Laura Burkett and Susie M. Cassady.
A member of the Risingsun Fire Department Auxiliary and Local 533 Retirees,
Mrs. Parsons retired in 1974 as an assembler from Bendix (now Allied Signal)
in Fostoria, where she had been employed for 30 years.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home,
Fostoria Chapel, with the Rev. Ivan L. Schwenn officiating. Interment will
be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to the Risingsun Fire Department Auxiliary or
St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Risingsun.
James L. Cassidy
James L. Cassidy, 84, died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at
his residence at 307 N. Sycamore Ave., Sycamore.
He was born in Lordstown, Oct. 7, 1914, to Harry J. and Gertrude (Cole)
Cassidy. On Jan. 1, 1936, in Hudson, he married Laura Clabaugh, and she
Other survivors include: a son, Norman G. Cassidy of rural Sycamore;
three grandchildren, Gary M. Cassidy of Boone, N.C., Mrs. Jon (Michelle)
Mitchell of Sycamore and Mrs. Brent (Rebecca) Winter of Livonia, Mich.;
four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert J. Cassidy of Lordstown.
Mr. Cassidy, a retired farmer was a life-time member of the First Christian
Disciple Church in Lordstown. He also was a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau,
Dairy Service Unit of Trumbell County, Lordstown Alumni Association, Mohawk
Historical Society and Roster of Ammunition (Know How) Ravenna Arsenal
and a former member of Newton Falls Volunteer Fire Department.
A 1933 graduate of Lordstown High School, he was an avid fisherman
and had an interest in observing railroads. He also served on the Board
of the Trumbell County Farm Bureau and held other offices within that organization.
Services at the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, will be 11 a.m.
Saturday, with the Rev. Edgar Shelly officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant
View Cemetery, Sycamore.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County.
Mary Ellen Kuhn
Former West Market Street homemaker
Mary Ellen Kuhn, 83, of West Market Street, died at the home of her
daughter at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998.
She was born in Fostoria, June 6, 1915, to Emmet and Lucy (Welly) Kelbley.
Her husband, Richard C. Kuhn, whom she married Aug. 20, 1936, in St. Patrick's
Catholic Church, Bascom, died Nov. 7, 1984.
Survivors include: three sons, Gerald F. and Stephen H. Kuhn, both
of Tiffin and James J. Kuhn of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. James (Susanne
A.) McGrain of Fostoria; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren;
and a brother, Robert Kelbley of Fostoria.
Also preceding her in death were a son, Richard W. Kuhn; and a brother,
A homemaker, Mrs. Kuhn was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
A memorial Mass will be 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Catholic Church,
with the Rev. Frank A. Murd officiating. Burial will be at a later date
in St. Patrick Parish Cemetery, Bascom. Mrs. Kuhn's body has been donated
to medical science.
Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 7-9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Seneca County Community Hospice, the church
or a charity of the donor's choice.
Albert Paul Meyer
Commander of AMVETS Post 48
Albert Paul Meyer, 69, of 2150 S. SR 231, Tiffin, died at 10:57 a.m.,
Wednesday, November 25, 1998, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.
He was born July 2, 1929, to Joseph and Pearl (Griffin) Meyer in Toledo;
both parents are deceased.
Survivors include: three sons, Thomas Paul Meyer of Louisville, CO,
Daniel Meyer of Tiffin, and Jeffrey Meyer of TX; five daughters, Mrs. Tony
(Patricia) Wittenmeyer of N. Baltimore, OH, Mrs. James (Tammie) King of
Waldo, OH, Wendy Meyer of Tiffin, Mrs. Donald (Debra) Ross of Lafayette,
CO, and Vickie Biddle of Tiffin; two stepchildren, Donald Fisher of Bucyrus,
and Karla Hoyer of Carey; a special friend, Opal Faye Sims of Tiffin; a
sister, Grace Recknagel of Toldeo; two brothers, Charles C. Meyer of Oregon,
OH, and Richard K. Meyer of Norfolk, VA; 17 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Meyer was preceded in death by a son, Joseph A. Meyer, and a sister,
Mary Etta Hoch.
Mr. Meyer served in the Ohio Army National Guard 1948-1951 and 1960-1965
with the Infantry 37th Division, 3rd squad, 107 Armored Cavalry and attained
the rank of E-5. He retired from M.J. Roofing and was a member of the following:
St. Joseph Church; Eagles Post 402; American Legion 169; Life Member and
Commander of AMVETS 48; VFW 2858; Life Member and past Commander of D.A.V.
34; Past president and Chaplin of the United Veterans Council; 40 et 8
Voiture Locale 1057; and the Sad Sacks Unit AMVETS 84 Ohio.
The Rev. Richard Dunn will officiate the 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov.
28, 1998 Gaveside Services at the Fairmont Cemetery.
There will be no visitation hours scheduled. Hoffmann-Gottfried Memorial
Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Military services will be conducted
by the United Veterans Council.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Don E. Griffin
Don E. Griffin, 67, of 541 Miami St., Tiffin, formerly of Lakeland,
FL, died at 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at Tiffin Mercy Hospital.
He was born Nov. 7, 1931, to Jesse and Mabel (Alloway) Griffin, his mother
survives at St. Catherine's of Tiffin. On Oct. 10, 1996, he married Carolyn
Frederick in Las Vegas, and she survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Danny Griffin of Sandusky; a daughter,
Lisa King of Sandusky; three brothers, Lynn E. Griffin of Tiffin, Bill
R. Griffin of Bloomville, and Robert E. Griffin of Pickerington, OH; a
sister, Nancy Ellen Lytle of Tiffin; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Griffin served in the United States Air Force in the Phillipines
during the Korean War as a mechanic, member of the Foxy Few. Other memberships
included: Allen Eiry Senior Citizens Center; F & AM Science Lodge 50,
Sandusky; Auburndale Lodge 135 (F& AX) Auburndale, FL.; Tiffin Eagles
402; Seneca Muzzleloaders; and Valley of Tampa Orient of Florida.
There will be a private service and visitation for family members only.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Turner-Engle Funeral
Home. Burial will be at Restlawn Cemetery, Sandusky.
Memorials may be made to the Allen Eiry Senior Center.
Hector Mendiola, 53, of 217 E. Forest St., Clyde, died Wednesday, November
24, 1998, at his home.
He was born May 9, 1945, in Asherton, Texas, to Mr. and Mrs. Victor
(Catherine) Mendiola. On Nov. 15, 1998, in Clyde, he married Cathy Craig,
Other survivors include: his mother Carolina and stepfather Felix Guerra
of Fostoria; a son, Brett Whilhelm of Clyde; a stepson, Douglas Craig of
Clyde; a stepdaughter, Heather Craig of Cleveland; a brother, Victor Mendiola
of Clyde; and three sisters, Sylvia Montana of Clyde, Hilda Perry of Columbus,
and Mary Mendiola of California.
His father, Victor Mendiola, preceded him in death.
Mr. Mendiola was a 1964 graduate of Clyde High School and member of
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clyde. A Vietnam veteran, he served from 1967-68,
receiving the Air Force Commendation Medal, and was a charter member of
the Clyde VFW Post 3343. He was employed at the Whirlpool Corporation,
Clyde, for 33 years, the last few as a store clerk. He was also a member
of the Eagles in Clyde and Bellevue.
The funeral will be today at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's in Clyde with the
Rev. John Naegle officiating. Prayers will be offered at 9:30 a.m., prior
to the funeral. Burial will be in Bakertown Cemetery, Clyde, with military
honors. The Foos-Klein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Memorial Hospital, 430 S. Main,
James L. Cassidy
Retired Sycamore farmer
James L. Cassidy, 84, of 307 N. Sycamore St., Sycamore, died at 3:20
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at his home.
He was born to the late Harry J. and Gertrude (Cole) Cassidy on Oct.
7, 1914, in Lordstown, Ohio. On Jan. 1, 1936, he married Laura Clabaugh
in Hudson. She survives.
Also surviving are: a son, Norman G. Cassidy of Sycamore; three grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert J. Cassidy of Lordstown.
Mr. Cassidy was a 1933 graduate of Lordstown High School and a retired
farmer. He served on the board of the Trumbull County Farm Bureau and held
other offices within that organization. He held memberships in the Ohio
Farm Bureau, the Dairy Service Unit of Trumbell County, Roster of Ammunition
(Know How), Ravenna Arsenal, and was a former member of the Newton Falls
Volunteer Fire Department. A lifetime member of First Christian Disciple
Church in Lordstown, he was an avid fisherman and railroad buff who belonged
to the Mohawk Historical Society.
The funeral is today at 11 a.m. at the Walton-Moore Funeral Home in
Sycamore. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County.
Taah M. Cooper
Former Mohawk High School student
Taah M. Cooper, 18, of 304 Kilbourne St., rear, Sycamore, died Nov.
25, 1998, in Tiffin.
She was born Aug. 3, 1980, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to John T. and Corinna
K. (Dunlap) Cooper of Sycamore, who survive.
She is also survived by: her paternal grandparents, John W. (Jack)
and Carol G. Cooper of Tiffin; maternal grandparents William H. and Shirley
M. Dunlap ofSycamore; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Maxine Sherer of
Tiffin; a brother and sister, Levi H. and Tabitha A. Cooper, both at home;
and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lillian (Downs) Cooper, preceded her
She was a former Mohawk High School student.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Walton-Moore
Funeral Home, Sycamore. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Turning Point, Marion, Ohio, or First Step
(Family Violence Intervention Center), Fostoria.
Rev. Harold W. Thiedt
Brother of Tiffin woman
Rev. Harold W. Thiedt, 74, of Comanche Trail, Wapakoneta, died at 5:13
a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at Carroll County General Hospial, Westminster,
Md., following a sudden illness while visiting his daughter's family.
He was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Buffalo, N.Y., to William and Hermina
(Wiese) Thiedt. He married Martha Thomas on Dec. 18, 1948. She died June
Surviving are: three sons, James A. of Lima, Donald A. of Savannah,
Ga., and Larry R. Thiedt ofWapakoneta; a daughter, Susan Ondercin of Sykesville,
Md.; nine grandchildren; and two sisters, Carolyn Dunn of Great Barrington,
Maine, and Catherine Thiedt of Tiffin.
Rev. Thiedt graduated from Heidelberg College and received a divinity
degree from Edon Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Mo. He was ordained
into the ministry on June 26, 1949, and served in various churches in the
states of New York and Ohio, retiring from St. Paul's United Church of
Christ, Wapakoneta, where he was named Pastor Emeritus. After retirement,
he served three interim pastorates, most recently at St. Paul's United
Church of Christ, St. Mary's, Ohio.
Rev. Thiedt was named moderator of the Northwest Ohio Association and
was a member of the Board of Directors at Joint Township District Memorial
Hospital in St. Mary's. A volunteer counselor with St. Rita's Hospice and
worker for Habitat for Humanity, he was an avid golfer, model railroader
and outdoor enthusiast.
Funeral services are planned for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul UCC,
Wapakoneta, with the Reverends Clifford Farmer and Dr. John E. Manzo officiating.
Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta.
Vistation will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Monday and from 1 p.m until the
time of the service on Tuesday, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Wapakoneta.
Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity or St. Rita's Hospice.
The Bayliff-Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth M. Malling
Gibson Street homemaker
Ruth M. Malling, 79, 226 Gibson St., died at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov.
28, 1998, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.
She was born in Cleveland, Sept. 23, 1919, to Michael and Pauline (Brunst)
Molloy. On Oct. 21, 1939, in Lakewood, she married Alfred F. Malling, and
Other survivors include: two sons, Glenn Malling of Syracuse, N.Y.
and Donald Malling of Brackney, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Steven (Patricia)
Malling of Verona, Wis.; and five grandchildren.
A homemaker, Mrs. Malling was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church,
Mercy Hospital Sewing Guild and the Tiffin Garden Club, where she had served
as past president.
The Rev. James K. Say will be the celebrant at the 11 a.m. Tuesday
funeral Mass in St. Joseph Catholic Church, where the Rosary will be recited
at 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home will be 7-9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Support Group of Tiffin and
Seneca County or Mercy Hospital Guild.
Lillian L. Ibos
St. Francis Home resident
Lillian L. Ibos, 89, formerly of Cleveland, died at 5:17 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 27, 1998, in St. Francis Home, where she had resided since April 4,
She was born Sept. 18, 1909, in Cleveland, to Joseph and Anna (Kotalik)
Kubes. Her husband, Stephan A. Ibos, whom she married Jan. 28, 1928, in
Cleveland, is deceased.
Survivors include: three sons, Robert and Steven Ibos, both of Cleveland
and Joseph Ibos of Turkey Creek, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Helen)
Kokosky of Tiffin and Lillian Bride of Orlando, Fla.; 14 grandchildren,
26 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Evelyn Rybak of Cleveland.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Joseph, Ed and Henry
Kubes; and a sister, Helen Goltz.
Mrs. Ibos, a 1927 graduate of Lincoln High School, Cleveland, was a
A resident of the Tiffin area since 1973, she attended Calvary Baptist
Services in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home will be 10 a.m. Monday, with
the Rev. John D. Teeters officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Park, North
Olmsted, will be 1 p.m. Monday.
Visitation at the funeral home is 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or St. Francis Home.
Lucille M. Eberly
Former Bellevue homemaker
Lucille M. Eberly, 97, formerly of Bellevue, died Sunday, Nov. 29,
1998, in the Arbors of Clyde, Clyde.
She was born Jan. 22, 1901, to Louis and Philamina (Hoy) Bauman. On
Oct. 4, 1921, in St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Bismark, she married Alphons
Eberly. He died in 1979.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Bogner of Bellevue, five grandchildren,
seven great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were two sons, Harold and Donald; and four
A homemaker, Mrs. Eberly was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church, Bellevue and its Rosary Altar Society.
A funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will be 11
a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Robert Tucerri as celebrant. Burial will
follow in St. Sebastian Cemetery, Bellevue.
Visitation at the Foos and Son Funeral Home, Bellevue, will be 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, where the Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m.
Courtney L. Russell
Stage clerk/1998 Lakota graduate
Courtney L. Russell, 18, of 11051 W. TR 36, Fostoria, died Sunday,
Nov. 29, 1998, on West Tiffin Street in Fostoria.
She was born March 8, 1980, in Findlay, the daughter of Ernie J. and
Lynne (Bates) Russell, who survive in Fostoria.
Survivors also include: a brother, David L. Russell, at home; maternal
grandparents, Gayle and Mary Bates of Risingsun and paternal grandmother,
Marguerite Russell of Winter Haven, Fla.
A 1998 graduate of Lakota High School, where she was active in volleyball,
softball and cheerleading, Miss Russell was employed as a clerk at Stage
Department Store in Fostoria.
Visitation at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel, will be
2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
The Rev. Paul Ruthledge will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
service in the First Church of God, Risingsun. Interment will be in Bradner
Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital, 1511 Madison Ave., Toledo,
Ohio 43624 or the First Church of God, 7968 US Rt. 23, Risingsun, Ohio
Mary E. Wolfe
West Market Street homemaker
Mary E. Wolfe, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at her home at 7 W.
Market St., Apt. 603.
She was born May 4, 1918, in Tiffin, to Cloid C. and Helen (Frary)
Cahill. Her husband, George Paul Wolfe, whom she married in 1950, in St.
Pauls United Methodist Church, preceded her in death April 26, 1977.
Survivors include: two sons, Stephen Paul and Michael Alan Wolfe, both
of Tiffin; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Elizabeth) Ball of Tiffin; two sisters,
Margaret and Frances Cahill, both of Tiffin; and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Wolfe, a homemaker, was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist
Church. She was a 1936 graduate of Columbian High School.
Private graveside services will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, with the
Rev. Gail Angel officiating.
There will be no visitation. The Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of
the donor's choice.
Sally Ann James
Sally Ann James, 19, of 486 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died Sunday morning,
Nov. 29, 1998, in a rural Fostoria/Hancock County automobile accident.
She was born in Toledo, July 7, 1979.
Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Edward and Rebecca Galan Sr.
of Fostoria; her father and stepmother, Gary L. and Vickie James Sr. of
Swanton; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Troy (Nettie) Bass-Pickett of Temperance,
Mich.; paternal grandmother, Mrs. James (Delores) Grycza of Delta; a brother,
Gary L. James Jr. of Fostoria; a half-brother, Jeremy B. James of Swanton;
three step-brothers, Eddie, Thomas and David Galan, all of Fostoria; and
a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces.
Her maternal grandfather, Onnie Rainey and paternal grandfather, Charles
James Sr., are deceased.
Miss James, a cashier at Foodtown in Findlay, had attended Fostoria
High School. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Toledo.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Hoening Funeral Home,
Fostoria, with the Rev. Tim Womack officiating. Burial will be in Fountain
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the Sally James Memorial Fund, in care of
the Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.
Harold L. 'Bud' Chalfin
Harold L. ''Bud'' Chalfin, 77, of Helena, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998,
in Fremont Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 22, 1921, in Wood County, to Carl C. and Florence
M. (Main) Chalfin. On Feb. 2, 1941, in Sandusky County, Scott Township,
he married Emma L. Kiser. She survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Sharon L. Chalfin of Helena; a
brother, Carl ''Ed'' Chalfin of Risingsun; three sisters, Mrs. Phil (Lila
L.) Frisch of Fostoria, Doris L. Uhlbeck of Fremont and Mrs. Ernest (Cora
J.) Stotler of Alvada; five grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Three sons, H. Marvin, Daryl Lee and Gary R. ''Fudge'' Chalfin; two
brothers, Charles and Gerald ''Bus'' Chalfin; and a sister, Margaret Risner,
Mr. Chalfin, a farmer, also worked as a bus driver and janitor for
the Lakota Schools and at the Fremont Post Office.
A World War II U.S. Army veteran, having served in the 101st Airborn
Division, he was a member of Scott-Trinity United Methodist Church and
Crow Foot American Legion Post, Risingsun, where he served as commander.
Services in the Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday,
with the Rev. Gustavus Christo-Baker officiating. Burial will be in Scott-Trinity
Cemetery, Sandusky County, Scott Township.
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the church or Sandusky County Hospice.
John M. Lewis
John M. Lewis, 73, 229 Lelar St., died at 4:35 a.m. Saturday, Nov.
28, 1998, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.
He was born in Columbus, Sept. 28, 1925, to Thomas E. and Cornelia
(Brial) Lewis. His wife, Mary (O'Leary) Lewis, whom he married May 16,
1953, in Columbus, survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Donald E. Lewis of Nevada City, Calif.;
a daughter, Janet E. Lewis M.D. of Charlottesville, Va.; three brothers,
Thomas E., Arthur H. and James M. Lewis, all of Columbus; and three sisters,
Cornelia Sedgwick and Catharine Grey, both of Columbus and Sarah Garrett
of Davenport, Iowa.
Formerly of Columbus, Mr. Lewis retired from Webster Industries as
vice president of product development.
A member of the Presbyterian Faith, he also was a member of Tiffin
Elks Lodge 94, Eagles 402, where he served as past president; VFW Post
2858 and the Tiffin Historic Trust, where he was a life member.
Mr. Lewis obtained a patent as the co-inventor of Drying Particulate
A registered professional engineer, he graduated in 1943 from Central
High School, Columbus and in 1948 from the Ohio State University.
He served during World War II in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in
Europe and the Asiatic Pacific Theater and remained as captain in the Army
Reserves until 1962.
The Rev. Dr. Arthur Geyh will be the officiant at the 10 a.m. Wednesday
service in the Turner-Engle Funeral Home. The Rev. Roger Martin will officiate
at the 2:30 p.m. Wednesday graveside service in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens,
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, where
Tiffin Elks Lodge 94 will hold services at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Tiffin Historic Trust, the Ritz Theatre, Seneca
County Visiting Nurses or the donor's choice.
Helen L. Hoyer
Atlas Crankshaft Corp. retiree
Helen L. Hoyer, 61, of South Union Street, Fostoria, died in Fostoria
Community Hospital at 3:08 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998.
She was born June 25, 1937, in Perrysburg, to the late Lawrence E.
and Sophia L. (Zieglar) Wagner. On Nov. 9, 1958, in Fostoria, she married
Raymond A. Hoyer. They were divorced. He died Dec. 25, 1993.
Survivors include: two sons, Scott Hoyer of Fostoria and Jeffery Hoyer
of West Millgrove; two daughters, Mrs. David (Holly) Reinbolt and Mrs.
Douglas (Wendy) Pahl, both of Fostoria; a brother, Richard Rowland of Northwood;
a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) Cline Sr. of West Millgrove; and 12 grandchildren.
Mrs. Hoyer, a 1955 graduate of Fostoria High School, retired in 1993
from the Atlas Crankshaft Corp., after 23 years of employment.
She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral
Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Richard Hofmann officiating. Interment will
be in Luckey Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, the American
Heart Association or the church.