Wava Ann Abbuhl
Wava Ann Abbuhl, age 86, died on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Hospice House in Poland, Ohio. She was born on December 2, 1930 in Ashtabula, Ohio, a daughter of Wavie (Tanner) and Ray Richard Fobes. A lifelong Williamsfield resident, Wava married Lloyd Malvern Abbuhl on November 22, 1946. Together they owned and operated Abbuhl’s Spring Run Dairy, delivering milk from their dairy farm to local residents and to the school and later operating Lloyann Dairy Farms. She was a licensed realtor and worked for Miller Realty of Jefferson, Ohio. Wava was a founding member of the Pymatuning Community Church, holding church services in their home until the church was built. She was a member of the Williamsfield Mother’s Club and enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, being outside and spending time with her grandchildren.
Wava is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of thirty-six years, Lloyd M. Abbuhl; her daughter, Linda S. Neczeporenko; a sister, Doris Simon and four brothers, Robert, Morris, Phillip and Cecil Fobes. Survivors include her three sons, Duane L. Abbuhl of Cortland, Ohio, Douglas R. Abbuhl of Tallahassee, Florida and Dennis W. (Janice Switzer) Abbuhl of Andover, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Todd, Tricia, Will, Evan, Austin, Noah and Jonathon; two great grandchildren, Alaina and Zane and a sister, Janet Jones of Gustavus, Ohio.
Private services will be held by the family. Arrangements handled by Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Services of Andover with an online guestbook available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Roy David Hershberger
Roy David Hershberger, age 26, died as a result of an accident on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. He was born on April 29, 1991 in Orrville, Ohio, a son of Ida R (Miller) and John L Hershberger. On April 4, 2014 he married Rebekah Sue Weaver. David worked for Samuel Weaver Saw Mill as well as farmed and some logging. He was a member of the Stateline Amish Church.
David is survived by his wife of three years Rebekah Sue Hershberger; two sons, Japheth David and Arlen James Hershberger; a daughter, Rachelle Joy Hershberger; his parents of Greenville; twin sisters, Elsie (Alvin) Weaver and Esta Hershberger both of Greenville; sister, Lena Mae Hershberger; brothers, Vernon and Jonathan Hershberger all at home and Mother & Father in Law, Sam and Sarah Weaver of Jamestown.
Funeral services will be on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 9:00am at the home of Sam Weaver, 216 Stateline Road, Jamestown, Pa. Visitation will be on Friday and Saturday afternoon through evening at the Weaver home. Burial will be at Stateline Amish Cemetery on North Stateline Road. Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service handles the arrangements with an online guestbook available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Dorothy Zupcsan, Age 93 of Madison, Ohio passed away on August 16, 2017 at her home. She was born on the Debevc Family Farm on April 24, 1924 the daughter of Anton and Marjana (Germek) Debevc. Dorothy married the love of her life, Frank Zupcsan on July 5, 1947.
A 1942 graduate of Madison High School, she was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Church. A longstanding member of A.M.L.A. Slovenian Lodge 30, Dorothy was very proud of her Slovenian Heritage and loved to cook for her family, particularly her chicken paprikash, and her potica. There was not a holiday without her famous turkey and stuffing. She also enjoyed dancing to polkas as well as spending time riding the lawn mower. She never missed sending a birthday card to each family member. For 43 years she served as a co-leader of 4H Club “Neat Little Workers”. Dorothy donated over 600 hand crocheted blankets for Blankets for Babies. She enjoyed working alongside her husband managing the family nursery on Chapel Road.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Frank of 70 years; Children, Frank (Barb) Zupcsan of Madison, Marie (Mike) Barrick, of Delaware, Ohio, Kathy (Gerard) Beattie of Madison, Gloria Longenecker, of Englewood, Ohio, Joe (Rochelle) Zupcsan of Madison, Marjana (Vince) Otto of Beaver Creek, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, Andy, Mike (Andrea), Cory, Elizabeth, Gerard, Erik, Kathrine, Marjana, Jennifer (Drew), Victoria, J.R., Rebecca and Danielle; great-grandchildren Sophia and Mark.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Louis; brother, Tony; sisters, Antonette Debevc, her twin sister, Julie Grabelsek and Agnes Beebe; and son-in-law, Mark Longenecker.
Friends will be received on Sunday August 20, 2017 from 6-8 pm at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, OH 44057. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am on Monday August 21, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Church, 2846 Hubbard Road, in Madison. Final Resting Place will be Fairview Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44110-2602 or Immaculate Conception Church.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Ralph L. Hart
Ralph L. Hart, age 73 of Madison, OH, passed away on August 15, 2017. He was born July 16, 1944 in Painesville, OH to the Late Arthur and Sara (Miller) Hart.
Ralph was a Mechanical Engineer and a farmer who thoroughly enjoyed gardening and growing produce. He leaves behind 3 daughters, Jeanne (Scott) Calvert of Madison, Pamela (Lenard) Geib of West Farmington, Ohio and Ann Hart of Painesville; son Douglas Hart of Madison; grandchildren, Brittany Carothers, Kurstin Hart, Shawn Hart, Rachel Geib, Austin Geib, Jocelyn Hart-Arnold, Lane Calvert and Catrina Calvert; and Great-Grandchildren Addyson and Luna Caruthers and brothers Roland and Richard Hart.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lucinda Hart in 2009.
Friends will be received Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, Ohio. A Funeral Service will be held Monday August 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Final resting place will be Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cleveland, P.O. Box 74924 Cleveland, OH 44194-1007
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Robert B. McClenaghan
Robert B. McClenaghan, 88, passed away early morning Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing in Madison. He was born March 3, 1929 in Cleveland OH and married the love of his life, Ann Gifford, on Aug. 29, 1948.
Bob was a stationary engineer first class at SCM and retired after many years of dedicated service. He was a member of Daughters and Sons of the Revolution and always worked and kept busy. He liked to winter in Arizona, hiking, square dancing and spending time with his family.
Bob is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ann; children, Robert A. (Donna) McClenaghan, Darlene (Creed) Smith, Laura (Jim) Kellermann, Sean (Colleen) McClenaghan; 5 grand children; 3 great grand children.
Private family services are being scheduled and Robert’s final resting place will be North Madison Cemetery.
Family suggests contributions be made in Robert’s name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland OH 44110.
The Behm Family Funeral Home of Madison is assisting the McClenaghan’s at this time.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Leah Fae Turpenen
Leah Fae Turpenen, 92, of Plymouth Township, passed away peacefully at home, Friday, August 11, 2017.
She was born April 26, 1925, in Minerva, Ohio the daughter of the late Herbert and Ila (Weaver) Teachout. She married the love of her life Donald K. Turpenen on July 29, 1961. Over the years, Leah worked at the Phone Company, Goodwill Industries, and also helped her father with his business, for the railroad.
Leah was an avid pet lover and provided a comfortable home to many animals over the years. She also enjoyed watching TV.
Mrs. Turpenen was preceded in death by her husband Donald in 2004; sisters, Jane E. Hutchinson, June J. Fidler, Marjorie J. Lahnanen; and a twin sister that died at birth, Reah Mae; and her parents.
She is survived by nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
At Leah’s request no calling hours or services will be observed. She will be inurned with her husband Donald at Saybrook Cemetery.
Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, is assisting the family. www.ducro.com
Martha M. (Lipps) Bryan
Martha M. (Lipps) Bryan, went home to be with the Lord August 14, 2017. Born August 15, 1932, to Lewis and Lenna (Bailes) Lipps of Wayne Twp. Martha lived her entire life in Wayne.
She married her high school sweetheart, Arden L. Bryan, June 1, 1950. They celebrated 66 years together.
Martha is survived by her children, Jackie Shilling of Jefferson, Teresa Jones of Wayne, Jeffrey Bryan of Dorset, and Janette “Jan” Bryan; sister, Shirley Siekkinen; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arden in 2016; son, Bruce Bryan in 2008; brothers, Lewis, Russell, and Charles Lipps; and her parents.
In high school, Martha was very active in school plays, choir, band, cheerleading and always worked hard. She started working switchboard when she was 10. Her children enjoyed her stories of school, working and life, especially her fall festivals, making apple butter, and sauerkraut. Martha drove bus for Pymatuning Valley School District for 34 years. If her children had a dollar for every time they heard that Martha was their favorite bus driver, they would be rich.
Martha was President of the Wayne Historical Society for many years. She was known for her apple pies, antiques, quilts, her great cooking, and for being a wonderful mom and grandma. She was hard working and mastered any project she attempted. Over the last year, she worked hard to have every Vietnam Veteran honored with the 50 year medal in honor of the memory of her son Bruce and to have them honored for their services.
She will be missed dearly, but we know we will see her again in Glory.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the First Congregational Church of Wayne, 3222 SR 322, Williamsfield, Ohio. Calling hours will be held from 12:30PM until the time of service at 2PM. A private burial with her children will follow at the Hayes Cemetery in Wayne Twp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Martha’s name in c/o Ducro Funeral Services, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 1071 SR 7, Pierpont, Ohio is handling arrangements. www.ducro.com
Kevin L. Christian
Kevin L. Christian, 53, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at his home.
He was born May 5, 1964 in Ashtabula, the son of Harold and Lucille (Crist) Cristian and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident.
A 1982 graduate of Ashtabula High School and had previously worked for his father’s business Forinash Furniture and Appliance and as a guard with MFG.
Kevin attended the Ashtabula First Church of the Nazarene where his family had belonged for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #103 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge #527. Kevin also enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his family and friends.
His survivors include three cousins, Carolyn, Barbara, and Michael; and his beloved dog Harley.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Ashtabula First Church of the Nazarene. Friends will be received at the church on Friday from 10 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow Ridgeview Cemetery. Longtime family friend, Rev. Michael Legg, Pastor of the Ashtabula First Church of the Nazarene will officiate.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Ashtabula First Church of the Nazarene, 1820 South Ridge Road W., Ashtabula, OH 44004.
ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula, OH is in charge of arrangements. www.ducro.com
Sarah E. Harper
Sarah E. Harper (38) of Ashtabula died on Monday morning at home.
Born Nov. 4, 1978 in Ashtabula she is the daughter of Barry Lee Harper Sr. and Cynthia Stitt Candela.
Sarah graduated from Harbor High School Class of 1997 and the Cleveland Institute of Dental. She was previously employed by the American Legion Post 103, she loved her children and also enjoyed gardening, camping, and the Dave Matthews Band.
Survivors include her sons Linken Bennett, Syler Bryan, mother Cindy (James L.) Candela, father Barry (Martha) Harper, brothers BJ. Harper, Jeff Candela, Corey Thomas, sister Julie Candela-Young, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Celebration of Life will be at the American Legion Post 103 in Ashtabula on Sunday at Noon till 5P.M.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family.
Edward L. Wirsching
Edward L. Wirsching, age 55, of Conneaut died unexpectedly Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his home.
Ed was born on March 7, 1962 in Parma, Ohio the son of Robert and Joella (Hahn) Wirsching. He was a 1980 graduate of Normandy High School. Ed worked for WVIZ for over 18 years in the controls department. He also worked for Coit Cleaning Services and the Conneaut Compost Site.
He was a member of the Old Time Baptist Church in Conneaut. Ed enjoyed reading about history, especially the Civil War and World War II, making model airplanes, fishing and was an excellent chef. He especially loved spending time with his family.
Ed was preceded in death by his father and grandson Skyler.
He is survived by his mother Joella (Anthony) Gonzalez of Florida, his wife Colleen (Duffy) Wirsching, whom he married in 2000, sons Brian Branaghan of Chicago and Craig Branaghan of Colorado, daughter Julie Branaghan of Texas, two sisters Diane Wirsching of Sagamore Hills and Cherri Maldonado of Florida, Aunt Barbara Hahn of Conneaut, two nieces Amanda and Erika Maldonado of Florida, grandson Jayden and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitiation will be held from1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St. Conneaut.
A prayer service will follow calling hours at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Raisian Funeral Home, to help the family with funeral expenses.
Condolences at www.raisianfuneralhome.com
Thomas E. Feher Sr.
Thomas E. Feher Sr., Geneva, formerly of Ashtabula, age 82 passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at home with family by his side. Son of Joseph G. & Helen E. (Petro) Feher, he was born in Cleveland on Aug 7, 1935. Married Gertrude “Trudy” V. Warner April 25, 1959 in Geneva. He worked at General Tire & Rubber in Ashtabula for 31 years. He also worked at Vygen 8 1/2 years, Ashtabula Hospital in maintenance & Dragon Construction for 7 years.
A 3rd Degree, Knights of Columbus Life Member. Loved His wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, his friends, gardening, fishing, golfing, carpentry, making homemade wine and was a Cleveland Indians Fan.
Survived by: Wife, Trudy; Children: Cynthia (Christopher) Schulte; Christine (Richard) Conklin;
Laurie (Peter) Hornack; Thomas Feher Jr.; Tamara (Kenneth) Stokes
Grandchildren: Christy Bucci; Michael Schulte, Nicholas Schulte; Lindsey Conklin; Zackary Hornack ; Katie Stokes, Allison Stokes;
3 Great Grandchildren: Juliana , Michael & Gino Bucci Siblings: Joseph G. Feher Jr. & Louis A. (Victoria) Feher
Calling Hours: 5:00-8:00 pm, Thursday, August 17, at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva
Christian Mass Burial Service: 10:00 AM, Friday, August 18, at Assumption Church, 594 West Main Street, Geneva Officiating: Fr. Daniel Finnerty
Interment: St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Ashtabula with Military Honors by Geneva VFW Post #6846
Contributions: Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula 44004 or To the Family c/o WFH
Elmer George Fick, Jr.
Elmer George Fick, Jr., age 91, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in UPMC Horizon Hospital in Greenville, Pennsylvania, surrounded by his family. He was born on January 23, 1926 in Collins, New York, a son of Hazel Marie (Moore) and Elmer George Fick, Sr. Mr.Fick was a 1944 graduate of Brocton Central High School. The day after graduating, Mr. Fick joined the United States Army Air Corps working as Airways Communications Systems Specialist during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. On September 7, 1951 he married Edna Pearl Harnett. Mr. Fick worked as a signal maintainer for the former New York Central Railroad, Penn Central and retiring from Conrail in 1986 with forty years of service. While working full time, Mr. Fink built his first home in Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania and then his second home in Williamsfield, Ohio, where he has lived since 1968.
After his retirement he was the regional manager for A. L. Williams Insurance of Youngstown, Ohio. He was a member of the Williamsfield United Methodist Church and enjoyed camping, doing woodwork, building his model railroad and traveling to Florida in his RV.
Mr. Fick is preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Keith Brannon; two great grandchildren, Bella Dickey and Keith Sippola; his sister, Jean D. Martin and his brother, Richard A. Fick. Survivors include his wife of sixty-five years, Edna P. Fick of Williamsfield, Ohio; two daughters, Kathy L. (Kenneth) Sippola-Brannon of Sharon, Pennsylvania and Paula J. Carey of Hermitage, Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Jason (Susan) Sippola of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania and Rachel (Jason) Dickey of Hermitage, Pennsylvania and four great grandchildren, Hannah and Zachary Sippola and Willa and Calla Dickey.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 1:00pm at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main Street, Kinsman, Ohio, with Pastor Pat Seger officiating. Burial will follow in Williamsfield Center Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 16th from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at the funeral home and from noon until the time of services on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 23215 commerce Park Drive, Suite 300, Beachwood, OH 44122 or to the Williamsfield United Methodist Church. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Donald R Covell
Donald R Covell, age 83 of Geneva passed away as the sun was rising on Tuesday August 15, 2017 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born on October 10, 1933 to Russell and Mary “Jean” (Kendall) Covell. Don married Helen A. Yelcho on December 28, 1957.
Don was born in Geneva and was a graduate of the Class of 51. He served in the Army from 1956-1958 and was stationed in Alaska. He worked at True-Temper from 1961-1980 and was an Ironworker until he retired in 1996. He was a member of Assumption Church, life long member of The Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Iron Workers Local #17.
He enjoyed traveling with his wife and children, going to his grandchildren’s school events, he was a fan of all sports particularly the Cleveland Indians and Cavilers. Don enjoyed working in his Gardens especially his flower garden, tinkering with new technology, spending the summers at Kenisee Campgrounds, but most importantly he was generous of his time with his family and friends. Don had an amazing out-look on life as well as an infectious laughter and friendship.
Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; parents, Russell & Mary Covell and brother, William Covell. He is survived by his children; Mary K. (John) Mattern, Barbara Covell, Carol (Nick) Carlisle, Patricia (Brian) Warring, Robert (Paula), Christine (Fred) Kisiday, Donald J (Veneta) and Kara (Kim) Calhoon; 18 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons and 1 step-great-grandson; his brother, Glenn (Dorothy) Covell; sister, Joyce Zigmont; and sisters-in-law, Gay Covell and Sr. Mary Jacob Yelcho.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, OH on Friday, August 18. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 19 at Assumption Catholic Church, 594 W. Main Street, Geneva OH. Fr. Daniel Finnerty will officiate.
Contributions can be made to Boys Town, 200 Flanagan Blvd., PO Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010 and Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.
Friends may send condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
June L. Long
June L. Long, age 85 of Ashtabula, died Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. She had been a resident of Saybrook Landing since November 2016. She was born November 5, 1931, in Lodi, Ohio, the daughter of William & Evelyn L. (Mead) Emerson. She was step daughter to W. Howard Taft whom raised her.
She worked as a cashier for the Family Dollar in Ashtabula for several years. She enjoyed embroidery and working word search puzzles. She loved roller skating, ice skating and bowling.
She is survived by her half-sister, Darleen (Terry) Williams of Ashtabula; four step grandchildren, Krystal Kelly, Kandice Kelly, Michael & Tauri Kelly, three step great grandchildren, Kylie, Elouise and Khloe.
She is preceded in death by her parents; step father, William Taft; husband, Fredrick R. Long; step daughter, Corrine L. Kelly; brother, William Emerson; sister, Joyce Johnson.
A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Evergreen Cemetery in Geneva at 11:00 A. M. with celebrant Alisa Nierzejewski officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Bella Care Hospice, 1933 St. Rt. 45, Austinburg, Ohio 44010. The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory 526 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula are honored to serve the June L. Long family. Obituary, light a candle and condolence expressions can be found at fleming-billman.com.
James “Jim” Januska
James “Jim” Januska, age 74 of Eagleville Rd., Jefferson, died Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born December 9, 1942 in Cleveland, the son of James & Helen (Hulse) Januska.
He worked as a deliveryman for Globe Amarada Glass for over twenty years prior to his retirement. He enjoyed bowling, mowing his yard and tending to his gardens.
He is survived by a nephew, Dale Shook of Austinburg and a brother-in-law, Dennis Shook of Jefferson.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Donna Shook.
A private Graveside Service will be held at Eagleville Cemetery. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson are honored to serve the James “Jim” Januska family. Obituary, light a candle or leave a note of condolence can be found at fleming-billman.com.
Catherine Hunt, 74, of Conneaut, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday evening, August 13, 2017. She was born October 12, 1942 in Conneaut, the daughter of Adam and Mary (Manz) Roland, sister to Marie, Virginia, Carol, Betty Ann, and Marge. She was a lifelong resident.
A woman of many talents, Cathy was employed at the Astatic, (later CTI), throughout her life enjoyed dancing, fishing, knitting, crocheting, yard saling, and caring for animals.
She treasured the love of her life, her husband Jim, of 39 years. An amazing and dedicated mother, Cathy loved her children Michelle (Carl) Phillips, Melissa (Jude) Unegbu, Steven Tredway, and Diane (James) Anthony. She cherished all of her grandchildren Kenzie, Logan, Sophia, Gavin, Danielle, James, Zachary, and Diana, they were the light of her life. She greatly loved her friends, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son Steven; her sisters Betty Ann and Virginia; and her niece Susan.
Graveside service will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Glenwood Cemetery, Rt. 20, Conneaut, with Rev. Kenneth Roberts of Ashtabula Pentecostal Church of God officiating.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve. Envelopes will be available at the cemetery and also at the Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut.
Sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com
Janet L. Woodworth
Janet L. Woodworth, 81 of Conneaut, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Aug. 7, 2017 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home in Kingsville, OH.
She was born December 13, 1935, the daughter of Tony and Mary (Dello) Julio.
Janet graduated from Conneaut High School in 1953. She married her husband, Roy Woodworth on August 25, 1956.
She has been a lifelong member of St Mary’s Catholic Church, Corpus Christi parish where she was a Sacristan for many years. Her life was filled with many activities including being a member of Tops Ohio #971 where she was named chapter Queen in 1994. She enjoyed playing the organ, listening to music with her late beloved husband Roy, and watching ice skating.
The most important thing in her life was her family. She helped raise her grandchildren, watching them while their parents worked and attended a majority, if not all of the grandkids ball games at CLYO. In recent years, she was able to spend precious time with her great grandchildren, loving each of them deeply.
Survivors include her daughters, Karen (Tom) Picard, Toni (Robert) Wheeler, Belinda (David) Adams all of Conneaut and Renee (Cam) Murchison of Waterdown, Ontario; grandchildren, Lisa (Curt) Distel, Lori (Jon) Distel, Jason Picard, Renae Picard, Roxanne (Gary) Tantari, Troy (Amanda) Adams, Deakan Adams, Michele (Bobby) Nelson, Maria (Cody) Thompson, Justin Murchison and Jacob Murchison; great grandchildren, Matthew, Katie and Ethan Adams, Ayden Tantari, Wyatt and Delaney Distel, Robbie, Jonny and Kristiana Distel, Brody, Brenna and R.J. Nelson, Shane and Ryan Picard and Megan Webber; sisters, Theresa Demarco, Mary Jane Adamack, and Shirley(Bob) Warren all of Conneaut; brother, Tony “Bugsy” (Norma) Julio and many nieces, nephews and more distant relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roy in 2015 and a sister, Doris Copple.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00AM Monday, August 14, 2017, at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Corpus Christi Parish, 480 State St., Conneaut, with Fr Raymond Thomas residing. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM., Sunday, Aug. 13TH, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St, Conneaut.
Memorial Contributions may be made to C.L.Y.O or St. Mary’s Church.
Ann M. Kantola
Ann M. Kantola, 94, of Day St., Conneaut passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Villa at the Lake.
She was born on July 9, 1923 in Ely, Minnesota the daughter of Steve and Jenny (Antilla) Moravitz. Ann graduated from Ely High School. She was a wonderful home maker and enjoyed cooking and people raved about her pies. Ann loved walking and spending time outdoors watching the wildlife.
She is survived by her children, Kathleen (Mike) Kehoe, Charles (Donna Courtney) Kantola and Lawrence (Kelly) Kantola; brother, Eugene “Bud” (Sue) Morrow; grandchildren, Mick (Patty) Kehoe, Jeannie Givens, Steve (Karen) Kehoe and Patrick Kantola; six great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; and her beloved dogs, Bandit and Luke.
Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kantola; brothers, Robert, Lawrence, Jim and Bernie; and a sister, Laverne Chelesnik.
In keeping with her wishes, no services will be held.
Should friends desire, memorials in memory of Ann may be given to the APL, 5970 Green Rd., Ashtabula, Ohio, 44004.
Online guestbook and condolences available at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com
The Thompson Smith Nesbitt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 345 Main St., Conneaut is honored to serve the family.
Urban A. Reed
Urban A. Reed, 95, of Austinburg, OH, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family August 11, 2017.
He was born July 11, 1922 in Emporium, PA to Roland and Ruth Reed.
Urban was a U.S. Army veteran who served as a staff sergeant and sharp shooter in the European Theater in the Battle of the Bulge under General George Patton.
He worked most of his life as a bricklayer in Lake and Ashtabula counties and was a member of Bricklayer’s Union Local #42 Ashtabula. He was also a volunteer firefighter for Trumbull Twp. and an avid fisherman and hunter who also enjoyed farming. He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. #6846 Geneva and a former member of Harpersfield Methodist Church. Urban was a proud Steelers fan.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Theresa J.; sons Russell L. (Laura) Chapin, Roland G. (Kari) Reed; daughters Pamela A. Bassoe and Gina M. (John) Drenik; 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
He was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
A memorial service will be Friday, August 18, 2017 at 6 pm at Bethel Bible Church, 877 E. Beech St., Jefferson, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Reed Farm Reunion, C/O North West Bank (Emporium Branch), 2 East 4th St. Emporium, PA 15834.
Arrangements are being handled by the Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 S. Broadway Geneva, OH 44041.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Barbara Wright, age 82 passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Mapleview Country Villa. She was born on July 28, 1935 in Rome the daughter of Neal and Alice (Supplee) Maenpa.
Barb retired from Kennamental Inc. after many years of service.
She is survived by her sister Margaret (Stanley) Hofka of Pierpont and nephew Gordon (Aimee) Hofka of Pierpont.
Preceded in death by her parents and late husband Frank Wright.
A funeral service officiated by Rev. James Stanley will be held at the Paine Funeral Home, Inc., 140 E. Main Street, Orwell, OH 44076 on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Orwell Twp. North Cemetery. Visitation will take place at the funeral home one hour prior to services.
Flowers can be delivered on Wednesday afternoon if needed.
Robert Irwin Adair
Robert Irwin Adair, age 94, died on Thursday, August 10, 2017 in Austinburg, Ohio. He was born on May 26, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio a son of Esther Viola (Kilbourne) and John Alexander Adair. Mr. Adair was a 1941 graduate of Henry Schaaf High School in Parma. After High School, Mr. Adair served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II on the destroyer escort vessel USS Calcaterra as a Torpedo man in the North Atlantic. Upon discharge, Mr. Adair joined the Parma Police Department and retired as Capitan after twenty-seven years of service. After retiring, he worked at the AAA in Cleveland before starting a new career with UPS as Safety Training Manager. On July 30, 1955 he married fellow police officer Eleanore B. Spider. Mr. Adair was a member of the Parma Lodge Fraternal Order of Police. He was a member of the Newton Falls and Parkside Lodges, F. & A.M., Past Master of Parma, Andover, Tuscan, Relief, Triandria, Hart’s Grove and Rising Sun Lodges, Grand River and Jefferson Chapters of Royal Arch Masons, past High Priest of Covenant Chapter, R.A.M. and Columbian Commandery. He was past commander of Holyrood Commandery, received the Meritorious Service Award, was Master of Cleveland Council, Royal & Select Masons, Knight of the York Cross of Honor; past Sovereign Master of Shanower Council, Allied Masonic Degrees. A member and Past Master of the Covered Bridge Chapter Order of Eastern Star, member of the Fowler Council Knight Masons of Ireland, York Rite College, Philalethes Society, Al Koran Grotto, Al Koran Shrine Ancient Scottish Rite Valley of Cleveland, Ohio Lodge of Research, Southern California Research Lodge, the Royal Order of Scotland, a Holy Royal Arch Knights Templar Priest. He was also a Boy Scout Master of the Parma Troop. He was a member of the Cherry Valley United Methodist Church where he was a Lay Leader and taught the adult Sunday School Class. Mr. Adair enjoyed woodworking, making many items for the lodges he served as well as for friends and family. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of sixty-one years, Eleanore B. Adair; his sister, Viola Adair and his brother, Leslie E. Adair. Survivors include his three daughters, Shane M. (Michael) Adair-Roginski of Cherry Valley, Ohio, Cheance D. Adair of San Diego, California and Holiday E. Adair of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a granddaughter, Emily Rose Adair, also of Pittsburgh, and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect Street, Andover, Ohio, with a Masonic Service at 7:45pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd at 11:00am at the Cherry Valley United Methodist Church, 3353 US Route 6, Andover, Ohio, with Rev. John M. Germaine officiating. Burial will be held on Wednesdray, August 23rd at Noon at Crown Hill Cemetery, 8592 Darrow Road Twinsburg, Ohio. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Barbara K. Bee
Barbara K. Bee, of Madison, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at Cardinal Woods. She was the daughter of Elmer B. Knapp and Mary (Bruggeman).
Barbara was a graduate of New Paltz State University of NY and worked for Wappingers Central School. She was an independent woman who loved to travel. Barbara is survived by sons, Mark W. Bee of Bradenton, FL, Glenn (Rebecca) Bee of Elgin, TX, Larry (Sharon) Bee of Peoria, AZ, and Ken (Abby) Bee of Mechanicville, NY; daughter Karren (Michael) Donohoe of Johnson City, NY; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sister-in-law, Shirley (Alex) Hynd of Madison; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Bee and her parents.
Friends will be received from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, OH 44057. A funeral service will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Final resting place will be in Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill, NY.
Contributions may be made to the A.S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929 or Bella Care Hospice, 1933 OH-45, Austinburg, OH 44010.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Dorothy Andrus Vasbinder
Dorothy Andrus Vasbinder, 104, of Ashtabula passed away peacefully, Friday, August 4, 2017 at Serenity Suites in Ashtabula.
She was born July 26, 1913 in Kingsville, Ohio the daughter of the late Burt and Nina May (Poor) Andrus and had been a area resident until after high school graduation, then again after World War II. She graduated as Valedictorian of Kingsville High School Classof 1931. Upon graduation Dorothy moved to Warren for business school upon the invitation to live with sister Marty, who ultimately became her best friend.
Dorothy worked for Ravenna Ordinance Center the entire length of the War. She loved to dance and served as a USO Hostess often dancing with soldiers to help lift their spirit. She worked as an accountant for the Department of Human Service for many years. She continued working evening jobs at Shea’s Theater and Pizza Villa for travel money, enjoying the young people working with her. She finally decided to retire at the age of 79. Dorothy also enjoyed traveling; and especially to Ireland, dancing, reading, knitting, walking. She was an avid Cleveland Sports Fan.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her jitterbug winning partner husband Gleason in 1940; and her always proud of siblings: Roy Andrus, and twin siblings: Ira Andrus and Ida Dowler, and George Andrus and Martha Norton; and Lyman Andrus. Her two eldest brothers served in The Great War, and her eldest sister Ida became state of the art teacher at The Kingsville Normal School. Dorothy took a train to visit Ashtabula niece, Betty Dowler (Colvin), army nurse while serving at Ft. Knox.
Dorothy lived with great niece JoAnn (Colvin) Burton after living independently over the age of 99 until June 2017. In mid-90’s she danced at Painesville Township Park ballroom dances as well as Bands on the Beach, Walnut Beach’s concession stand floor. Her 100th Grand Birthday Celebration was in Kingsville at her former beloved “the grades” school, now Simak Welcome Center. Dorothy then enjoyed a road trip through the mountains for a second 100th celebration in South Carolina in the home of sister Marty’s granddaughter and all related in the region. Her 101st was held in Erie, PA and her 102nd was held at forever family favorite, Conneaut Township Park.
She is survived by great-nieces and nephews, great-greats, and great-great-greats who especially brought her great joy.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11AM at Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula. Inurnment will later be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Warren.
Should friends desire memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Kingsville Public Library where she happily as a student walked two miles each way to read every book they had, 6006 Academy St. #6, Kingsville, Ohio 44048.
Mary Jane Hoyt
Mary Jane Hoyt passed away peacefully Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Rae-Ann Skilled Nursing in Geneva, Ohio.
She was born in Springfield, MA the daughter of Margaret (Learnard) and Herbert Schaffer.
Mary was a graduate of The Boston College’s Conservatory of Art, and was active in the Ballet Community in New England. She went on to teach Ballet for many years at her studio in Unionville and also at the Studio Theatre in Painesville. Throughout her lifetime, she performed in many plays and shows at the Rabbit Run Theater in Madison, and also the Studio Theatre in Painesville, as well as the Fine Art Center in Madison.
Mary also worked at the Broadfield Manor helping residents earn their GED. She also was active in helping her husband Christopher with their company C.D. Hoyt Properties LLC in Ohio/Pennsylvania.
Her survivors include her husband Christopher; son, Scott Drury of Madison; daughter, Rebecca Winters of WA; three grandsons Matthew, Evan, and Joshua; and her brother Carl Schaffer of NJ.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will held at a later date.
Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 is handling arrangements. www.ducro.com
Audrey Marie Zars
Audrey Marie Zars 81 of Ashtabula died Saturday August 12th at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. She was born May 2, 1936 in Swandale, West Virginia the daughter of Herman and Ida (Gibson) Hamrick.
She was a nursing assistant for nineteen years at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home until her retirement.
She enjoyed crafts, crocheting and gardening. She also loved going to church and visited many churches in the area.
Surviving her are two daughters, Diana (Terry) Welton of Ashtabula and Kimberly (George) Martello of North Kingsville; four grandchildren, Terry, Lisa, Andrew and Matthew; two great grandchildren, Jordan and Julia; two brothers, Terry Hamrick of Arkansas and Floyd Hamrick of West Virginia and two sisters, Nancy Hubbard and Carol Woods both of West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother, Halley Hamrick and a sister, Garney Belle Hamrick in infancy.
Funeral services will be Wednesday (August 16th) at 1:00 PM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula with Pastor Robert Falke of Church of the Living God officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the Activity Fund of the Ashtabula County Nursing Home, 5740 Dibble Rd. Kingsville, Ohio 44048. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com
Codi S. Helton-Coffin
Codi S. Helton-Coffin, 23, of Plymouth Twp, passed away peacefully at her childhood home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Codi was born July 21, 1994, the beloved daughter of Dorothy “Duffy” (Wright) and Gary Helton.
She graduated from Edgewood High School in 2012 and was attending Kent State (Ashtabula Campus) majoring in business. While attending college she also worked in the garden dept. at the Madison Walmart and in her pass time enjoyed to cook.
Codi is survived by her parents; her husband Devon; sisters Brooke (Kraig) Bish and Brittny Rowland both of Ashtabula; maternal grandparents Suzie Sweet of Conneaut and Chip Sweet of Lantana FL; paternal grandparents Marge and Rollie Helton of Ashtabula; niece Ryleigh Bish; nephew T.J. Rowland; and mother-in-law Dawn Mestrovich of Seattle, WA and father-in-law Zane Coffin of Geneva.
Funeral Service will be held 2:00 Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at the Ashtabula Pentecostal Church of God, 2221 Cook Rd., Ashtabula, OH 44004 with Rev. Kenneth Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Gageville Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 12:00 PM until the time of service on Monday.
Memorial Contributions are encouraged to be made to Collins Cares Cure Cancer, 1035 Larkens Way, Medina, OH 44256.
Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH 44030, has charge of arrangements.
Laura L. McGlynn
Laura L. McGlynn, age 64, passed away from a sudden illness at her home. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00pm, Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Paine Funeral Home, 140 E. Main St., Orwell, OH 44076. A private burial of her ashes will be held at a later date. Condolences may be made at painefuneralhome.com.
Flowers need to be delivered to the funeral home by 2pm on Thursday.