James J. Burkell, Sr., 91, of Conneaut passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his home, surrounded by family.
James was born on October 23, 1925 in Erie, Pennsylvania the son of Joseph and Barbara (Angerer) Burkell. He enlisted in the United States Army where he served honorably during World War II, with the 3rd Infantry 5th Army.
Mr. Burkell enjoyed working on motors, reading, watching football and playing golf, especially with his sons. Above all else, he loved spending time with this family whom he loved deeply.
He is survived by his children, James J. Burkell, Jr. of Deland, FL, Christine (Larry) Salisbury of W. Springfield, Daniel (Luba) Burkell of Conneaut, Robert Burkell of Erie, PA; “son,” Bud (Joan) Walker of Conneaut; grandchildren, Jeanette, Shawn, Eric, Katherine, Dylan, Sheri and Craig; and ten great-grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 59 years, Mary Ann Zajkowski Burkell in 2007; son, William Burkell; and his sister, Mary Ann Lesser.
Private family services were held at the Thompson Smith Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut, Ohio. He was buried beside his wife at Springfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of James may be given to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
Frances Supplee, age 97, formerly of Morgan Twp., passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Silver Sands Assisted Living in Ashtabula.
She was born on October 7, 1919, in Clinchco, Virginia, the daughter of Ignatz and Bessie Vince and was a 1938 graduate of Orwell High School.
In her younger years, she enjoyed gardening, reading, crocheting, and watching the Cleveland Indians.
Survivors include two children, Janice of Jefferson and Joan (John) Kochy of Middlefield and two grandchildren, Josh Kochy and Brandy (Chris) Luczywo, and a sister Irene Vince.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Walter, in 2009, a son in infancy, and brothers Ig, John, Victor, and Steve, and sisters Isabelle Vince, Mary Obal, Helen Poyar, and Julie Lowery.
Funeral services will be held at the Paine Funeral Home, Inc. 140 E. Main Street, Orwell, OH 44076 on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:00 am. A brief visitation will held at 9:30am until the time of service. Burial will take place at Rome Twp. North Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of the Western Reserve and the past and present employees of Silver Sands who took such good care of Frances.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004. Condolences at painefuneralhome.com
Flowers – Please have them delivered by 8:30 am Monday.
Sandra Lynn Lillis
Sandra Lynn Lillis, 66, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 26, 2017 with her family by her side.
Services will be announced by DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave, Ashtabula.
Paula Jane Mitcheltree
Paula Jane Mitcheltree, age 74, died on Friday, April 21, 2017 in Warren. A lifelong Andover area resident, Paula was born on February 11, 1943 in Ashtabula, Ohio, a daughter of Mary Helna (Heath) and Paul Willis Rose. She was a 1961 graduate of Andover High School and graduated from Cosmetology school. On March 17, 1979 she married Harvey Mitcheltree. Paula was a member of the First Congregational Church of Andover, where she sang in the choir. She was a nursing assistant and worked for several local nursing homes. Paula had a soft spot for her cats and enjoyed painting on black velvet.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of nineteen years, Harvey Mitcheltree; her infant daughter, Loretta Lynn Betts and her sister, Andrea Binkley. Survivors include her brother, Timothy P. (DeeAnn) Rose of North Olmsted, Ohio; three nephews, Kevin, Timothy and Stephen as well as six great nieces and nephews and her dear friends Sandra & Keith Dillon of Williamsfield, Ohio.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:00am at Williamsfield Center Cemetery. Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Andover, Ohio handled the arrangements with an online guestbook available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Blodwen L. “Bonnie” Stillman
Blodwen L. “Bonnie” Stillman, age 71, died on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at her home. She was born on November 8, 1945 in Niles, Ohio a daughter of Martha (Lobaugh) and William Seaborn. Formerly of Kinsman, Ohio she was a 1963 graduate of Joseph Badger High School. In 1968 She married Roy D. Stillman, Sr. Her first love was caring for her home and family but worked for Andover Industries as a press operator and later did cleaning for local business including, the former John Rugala Chevrolet the Pymatuning Area News and the Andover Police Department. Bonnie loved making crafts, going for long rides and traveling, going to casinos, being a mom and was an avid Elvis Presley fan.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of forty-seven years, Roy D. Stillman, Sr.; her son, Roy D. Stillman, Jr. and two sisters, Mary Ellen and Janet. The apple of Bonnie’s eye were the two she claimed as her grandchildren, Angolia and Caydence Wiser of New Lyme. She leaves behind Karla (Ed) Reynolds of Andover, and her brother, William Seaborn of Sarasota, Florida along with several nieces and nephews.
Private services were held for the family. The family would like to thank the Hospice of Western Reserve where memorial contributions may be made in her memory, 1166 Lake Ave. Ashtabula, OH 44004. Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Andover handled the services were an online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Mabelle Anna Perry
Mabelle Anna Perry, age 87, died Monday evening at the Eagle Point Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Orwell.
She was born November 21, 1929 in Saybrook Twp., the daughter of Fred & Florence (Bender) Gill and has resided in this area much of her life, but also lived in Cleveland, California and Lake County. She was married to Albert Perry on November 30, 1950 in Ashtabula.
Mrs. Perry was a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the VFW Post #943, she quilted baby pillows and blankets for family and friends. Mabelle enjoyed singing and dancing, especially the polka.
Survivors include two children, Kathryn G. (Duane Hayes) Perry of Rock Creek & Jeffrey G. (Lynda Reeves) Perry of Ft. Myers, FL, five grandchildren, Louell Crowley in Virginia, Nick Norris & Christopher, both in Texas, Michael Perry in Akron & Jason Perry in Mississippi, three great-grandchildren, William, Emily & Gage Perry, a sister, Beverly G. Stasko and a sister-in-law, Joan Gill, both of Ashtabula and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Albert and 10 siblings.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 12:00 P. M. at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula with Alisa Nierzejewski, Certified Celebrant leading the service. Burial will be in Saybrook Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 10:30 A. M. until time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the VFW Post #943 Auxiliary, 4102 Main Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are honored to serve the Mabelle Perry family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences, send a flower or light a candle.
Shirley A. Daniels
Shirley A. Daniels, age 73, Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, died Wednesday afternoon at the Andover Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center where she had been a patient the past month.
She was born October 21, 1943 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Harry & Alice (Courtney) Card. She resided in Geneva before moving to Pittsburgh 20 years ago. She was employed with Faber, Coe & Cregg in Pittsburgh.
Survivors include three children, Ralph A. Daniels of Ashtabula, Debra A. Daniels of Marietta, GA & James L. Daniels of Pittsburgh, PA, three grandchildren, her mother, Alice Card of Ashtabula and four brothers, Robert (Shirley) Card of Ashtabula, William Card of Columbus, Harry Card of Cleveland & Larry (Sherry) Card of Chicago, IL.
Her father and husband, Ralph A. Card preceded her in death.
No services will be held at this time. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The Geneva Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 323 S. Broadway, Geneva in honored to serve the Shirley Daniels family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences or light a candle.
Obituary of Jeffrey Vasti
Jeffrey A. Vasti, 56, of Lake Rd., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital Andover after a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
He was born on January 14, 1961 in Conneaut the son of Audrey L. (Kirkwood) Vasti and the late Kaarlo E. Vasti. Jeff graduated from the Conneaut High School Class of 1979 and received an Associate’s Degree from Kent State, Ashtabula. He worked for Cooper Furniture and later he and his brother Skip owned and operated Household Technician’s Home Improvement Company.
Jeff was a member of the Conneaut Church of God, past president of the M.S. Society and the Lake Erie Boat Club. In his younger years, he belonged to the Sea Scouts Ship #33, Indian Guides and the Amboy Rifle Club. Jeff also enjoyed water skiing, sailing, scuba diving and meeting friends for coffee.
He is survived by his mother, Audrey L. Vasti; siblings, David (Brenda) Vasti of San Marcos, CA and Karla (Steve) Rapisarda of Zeeland, MI; nieces and nephews, Kim (Jerry) Dickinson and Brian and Stephan Vasti, all of San Marcos, CA and Laura Ramsey of Lauderdale By The Sea, FL and Krista, Sarah, and Matt Rapisarda, all of Zeeland, MI; many cousins throughout Ohio, Kansas, California, New Mexico and Virginia; and special friends at the Conneaut Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry and Ruth Kirkwood, Sr. and Edward and Jenny Vasti; his father, Kaarlo E. Vasti in 1985; and a brother Dennis “Skip” Vasti in 2015.
Funeral services will be held, Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Conneaut Church of God, 5327 Center Rd. (Route 7), Conneaut, with Rev. Carson Robson, officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens. Calling hours will be held at the church on Sunday from 2 PM until time of services.
Memorials in memory of Jeff may be given to the Conneaut Church of God.
Franklin “Frank” Delano Titus
Franklin “Frank” Delano Titus, 76, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at Lake Health Madison ER. He was born December 29, 1940 in Weston, WV to Melvin and Sylvia (Carder) Titus. He married the love of his life Marlene Hidey in Bowerston, OH on March 3, 1963.
Frank worked 46 years at Neff Perkins, now known as, New Green Legacy and continued part-time until his passing. He was an avid deer hunter. He loved to make things with wood and was a real handyman.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marlene; children, Luanne (Tony) Woods of Madison, Michael Titus of Scio, OH, Timothy (Michelle) Titus of Geneva; grandchildren, Sabrina (Eric) Carson of Lowville, NY, Cheyann and Garrett Titus of Geneva, Bobby (Tina) Woods of Geneva, Brittni Woods of Galloway, OH; great-grandchildren, Kelseigh, Kaylee, Korbin, Kenzie, Carson; siblings, Arnett Titus of Painesville, OH, Larry Titus of Jeromesville, OH, Bill Titus of Carrollton, OH, Ruby Dennison of Janelew, WV, Emma Lou Jeffries of Weston, WV, and Theresa Titus and Lucille Logan of Urichsville, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandchildren, Dakota and Emma Titus, Taylor Lee; sister, Mary Ellen Hefner; and brother, Basil Titus.
Friends will be received from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, OH.
Kathleen Delores Starcher
Kathleen Delores Starcher, 73, of Saybrook Landing passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at UH Geneva Medical Center.
She was born January 30, 1944 in Chardon, the daughter of Michael Gruss and Anna Marie Wheeler and had lived in West Virginia and Iowa, before returning to Ashtabula County.
She served as the owner/operator of Dixie Diner in Dixie, WV, a job she truly loved because of her love of cooking.
Kathleen also enjoyed crafts, ceramics, and gardening, but most of all she loved her family.
Her survivors include three children, Tamara Clark of Jefferson, OH, Kimberly Blankenship of Kannapolis, NC, and Stacie Papineau of San Diego, CA; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Michael Gruss of Oklahoma, Harvey Gruss of Texas, David Gruss, Jerry Gruss, Richard Gruss, and Larry Gruss all of Wisconsin; s sisters, Louise Dunlap of Kansas, Gloria Arp of Tennessee, Patricia Locke of Texas, Mary Davies of Wisconsin and Audrey Kawlewski of Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her son James Stephenson, her father James Gruss, her mother Anna Marie Wheeler, two brothers Paul and John Gruss, and granddaughter Christina Blankenship.
No services will be held at this time.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. www.ducro.com
Shirley P. Lucas
Shirley P. Lucas, 73, passed away Saturday April 22, 2017 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. She was born June 30, 1943 in Geneva to Lowell & Iona Nichols.
Survivors include her daughter, Joanna Lucas of Madison; siblings, Ron (Gail) Deemer, Harold (Sherry) Deemer, Edith (Mark) Sanford & Howard (June) Deemer and numerous nieces & nephews. A Memorial service will be held Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 7320 Middle Ridge Rd., Madison, Ohio.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, Envelopes will be available at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Marcy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut.
Herbert Housel was a family man from day one, and his clan included friends who became as important to him and his lovely wife, Vonnie, as any family member could. He was born on the family farm on May 12, 1935, the second of four children to Tyyna and Mirl Housel. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marcille Dylong, in 1980, and is survived by Dolores Baker of Conneaut, OH , and Norman Housel of Jefferson, OH. When asked what sports he played in high school, he replied that his activity was milking cows and running the farm with his mom. He didn’t have much time for sports once he met Vonnie anyway and they married the year after high school graduation.They married, started a family, and a successful business.
Herb was active in the community and church, volunteering his time and expertise to many projects. He was often found building ramps and workingon projects at the JUMC. He was also active in the Jefferson Rotary Club,
building the restrooms at the playground where the elementary school used to be, as well as contributing to many other community and church projects too numerous to mention.
However, Herb got the most pleasure from spending time with family and close friends: travelling extensively with Vonnie and their children, spending winters in Naples, FL with family, and enjoying a glass (or three)of wine with family and friends. Favorite memories shared by those close toHerb often had him laughing so hard he couldn’t speak to tell a funny story. He was well-loved, loved well, was greatly respected, will be deeply missed, and fondly remembered.
They raised four children who married well, in the model of their parents: Linda Reid (Bill) of Milwaukee, WI and their two children, Rachel Germain (Matt) with son, Oliver, and James Reid; Jacquie Housel (Howard Sizek) of Dayton, OH and their three children, Julia Housel Sizek of Berkeley, CA, Philip Housel Sizek of Madison, WI, and Herbert Housel Sizek finishing at the College of Wooster this spring; Greg Housel (Kathy) of Jefferson, and their five children, Tom Housel of Portland, OR, Nicholas Housel (Megan) and their son, Tayden, of Colorado Springs, CO, Michael Housel of Portland, OR, Samuel and Kiden Housel of Jefferson, OH; and, Susan Housel (Ray Chesher) of Naples, FL, and Jacqueline Chesher and James Chesher of Mississauga, Ontario. He had many nieces and nephews, and the family would like to remember Dale Dylong, of Oxford, GA and Charlie Divine of Myrtle Beach, SC.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:00 A. M. at the Jefferson United Methodist Church, 125 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev. Daniel Bilkert officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. In lieu of the flowers, please make donations to the Jefferson United Methodist Church for the building fund. (Above address)
Calling hours will be held Friday from 4-7 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are honored to serve the Herbert Housel family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences or light a candle.
Ralph Boggs, 91, of Kingsville, passed away Sunday morning, April 23, 2017 at the Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born December 14, 1925 in West Springfield, PA, and was the son of Abner and Drusilla (Tallhamer) Boggs.
He sailed the Great Lakes, and retired from Union Carbide. Ralph loved bowling, fishing, playing cards, and loved having family around. He especially loved the family reunions every year.
Survivors include his daughter Brenda (Mick) Febel of Madison, OH; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; her sisters Francis Metcalf of Pontiac, MI and Betty Kahler of Conneaut; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughters Linda Boggs and Wendy West; his sister Doris Lemmo; 5 brothers Ted, Robert, James, Kenneth and Al Boggs; and 1 sister in infancy.
Friends may call from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut.
Please sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Ralph at www.marcyfuneralhome.com
Samuel G. Quinonez, Jr.
Samuel G. Quinonez, Jr., at 39 of Madison, Ohio passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his home. Born on September 6, 1977 in Fontana, CA he was the son of Samuel G. Quinonez, Sr. and Dianne (Granado) Quinonez. He enjoyed life with his soul mate Valerie since March of 2003.
Sam was an avid fan of wrestling and enjoyed following WWE and watching paranormal shows like Ghost Hunters. He loved old cars; especially his 1963 Impala and he could often be found working in his garage.
He is survived by his wife, Valerie; daughters: Nina Ybarra, Krislyn, Sam, and Sophia Quinonez; parents: Samuel and Dianne; sister: Salina Quinonez and her children, Analysa, Antonio, Auden, and Quinton; sister: Amanda Cerventes and her children, Sydney, Augustine, Leonora, and Aniya; grandmother: Consuelo Granado along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and family. Sam is preceded in death by his grandfather: Gilbert Granado; grandmother: Esther Quinonez, and niece: Alyssa Cerventes.
Friends will be received from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio 44057. A funeral service will take place at 11:00am on Friday, April 28th at the funeral home.
Rory Marie “Roe” Robertson
Rory Marie “Roe” Robertson, 60, of Geneva, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and church family.
She was born November 14, 1956 in Salem, Ohio the daughter of the late Marjorie (Sommers) and Gene Davis. She married the love of her life, Scot Alan Robertson, in Salem on June 23, 1983.
Roe worked for American Greetings for many years. She was a faithful member of Cornerstone Friends Church, where she served as head coordinator for the Red Cross Blood Drive. She was also a member of the Ockalwaha Volunteer Fire Dept., Geneva-on-the-Lake Fire Dept. Blazettes and Harpersfield Fire Dept. Cinderella’s Fire Auxiliary. Rory also volunteered her time with the PTO throughout her kids’ schooling. Roe enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Scot; daughters, Paula (Matt) Thompson and Nicole (Matt) Lundi; step-son, Jonathan (Dawn) Hager; grandchildren, Hailey, Coy, Bradlee, Hayden, and One more on the way due in August; brother, Gene Davis; sisters, Leslie Wells, Gina Davis, and half-sister, Lois (Brett) Miller. In addition to her parents, Rory was preceded in death by her brother, Ross Davis and sister, Bobbi Gene Kennedy.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday, April 26th at Cornerstone Friends Church, 2300 North Hubbard Rd., Madison, Ohio 44057. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Geneva. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 PM Tuesday, April 25th at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St. in Madison and 10 am until 11 am just prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to her husband, Scot Robertson.
Peg Gage (Cowger)
Peg Gage (Cowger), 77, of Madison was with her family at home when she passed away Sunday afternoon, April 23, 2016. Peg was born June 22, 1939 in Hackers Valley, WV, to Duncan and Ethel (Fisher) Cowger. She later married loving husband Bill Gage.
Always active and busy, Peg was a strong willed woman. She owned and operated a ceramic shop while also dedicating herself to other outside work. She was very proud of her service to the Madison School District as a bus driver and retired from there after 11 years.
Peg is survived by her beloved Katie Lynn; sisters, Jean Kinney and Vicki Greenslade; brother, Butch Cowger and fiancé Joanie; and several loved nieces and nephews. She joins in passing her husband of 33 years Bill; her beloved Princess; brothers Junior Cowger, Jobie Cowger, Arnie Cowger, and Don Cowger.
Friends and family may call 10am—12pm Thursday, April 27, 2017 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison, OH 44057. A funeral service will follow at 12pm at the funeral home. Peg’s final resting place will be Fairview Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Peg’s name to the VFW post at which she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Unit.
Duane Howard Whitford
Duane Howard Whitford, 84, died on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 after a short illness at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie.
The son of Kenneth and Gertrude (Gifford) Whitford, Duane was born on December 14, 1932 in Erie, PA.
A veteran of the United States Army, Duane served during the Korean War and was a member of the VFW Cowle Post #151 Conneaut.
On December 30, 1982 Duane and Judith Dunlap were united in marriage for nearly thirty years, creating many cherished memories along the way.
Duane worked for Pittsburgh-Conneaut Dock as a structural welder retiring in 1995.
Duane is survived by his children; Bruce Whitford of Lake City, PA, Sharon Merchant of Waterford, PA, John Whitford of Erie, PA, Cheri Howard, also of Erie, PA, and Shawn Mackey of Conneaut; fifteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his sister Diane Cratty of Erie, PA, ; his brother, David Whitford of Mill Creek, PA; loving nieces and nephews.
Duane was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Whitford on June 29, 2012; his parents; and son, Alonzo Turner.
Private Memorial Services were held at Greenlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, 3140 East Center Street, North Kingsville, Ohio. Military Honors were provided by VFW Cowle Post #151 of Conneaut.
If desired, contributions in Duane’s memory may be made to the Cowle Post#151.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio is handling arrangements.
PHILIP C. HERBERT
PHILIP C. HERBERT, age 86, died Monday, April 17, 2017, at University Hospitals of Geneva, Ohio.
He was born on February 3, 1931, in Buffalo, New York, the son of Russell J. Herbert and Rheta (Clark) Herbert. He graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1948, where he met the love of his life, Mary Lou Minto. Upon graduation, he was employed on the railroad, but decided to enlist in the United States Marine Corps in 1950. He was honorably discharged in September, 1953 as proud Marine Corporal.
On November 6, 1951, Phil and Mary Lou were married in Ashtabula, Ohio. In 2006, they celebrated 55 years of marriage; Mary Lou died in February, 2007.
After his military service, Phil worked at the former General Tire (later GenCorp) as a lab technician. He attended Kent State University, Ashtabula campus for additional training in chemistry. Upon retiring, he and his former co-workers would meet every Tuesday morning at the Lunchbox to discuss (and solve) world problems.
Phil was an avid reader and enjoyed watching westerns, as well as documentaries on the Marines and the wars in which they were engaged. He was a precision woodworker and furniture maker, crafting beautiful finished furniture for his family and friends. The perfection of the joinery and finish was his utmost pride. He and Mary Lou enjoyed traveling the United States, as well Canada.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Mary Lou in 2007. He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Chambers of Lambertville, Michigan, his aunt, Ruth Hyslop of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, and several nieces.
In honoring his wishes no services will be held.
Dolores Marlene Howard
Dolores Marlene Howard, age 75, passed away in Madison, Ohio on April 9, 2017.
She was born in Mapletown, Pennsylvania on June 28, 1941 to James and Rosella Howard.
Miss Howard is survived by Brothers Marvin (Eleanor “Tina”) and Paul (Roxanne)
Sisters-In-Laws Karen and Gayle Howard and numerous Nieces and Nephews.
She was preceded in death by brothers Mel, John and James Howard and Sister-in-Law
Joy Howard. A graveside Service will be at Noon on Saturday April 22, 2017 at Garard’s Fort Cemetery
In Garards Fort, Pennsylvania. Arrangements are being paid by Potti Funeral Homes Madison Ohio
CHARLOTTE BELL BROOKS
CHARLOTTE BELL BROOKS 86 OF SANFORD, NORTH CAROLINA FORMERLY OF PAINESVILLE PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 31, 2017 IN SANFORD.SHE WAS BORN ON FEB. 2, 1931 IN WYOMING COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA. AND WAS AS A HOMEMAKER
CHARLOTTE IS SURVIVED BY HER SON GILBERT GRANDSON JOE (SHANNON) BROOKS OF SANFORD. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND GILBERT R BROOKS IN 2003.
FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD ON TUESDAY APRIL 4, 2017 AT THE POTTI FUNERAL HOME 1009 MENTOR AVENUE PAINESVILLE, OHIO.
Lora L. Shuster
Lora L. Shuster, age 53 of Conneaut died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at her home.
Lora was born on March 14, 1964 in Erie, PA the daughter of Roy and Marilyn (Irish) Appleton. She was a 1982 graduate of Northwestern High School. Lora worked at various places in the Conneaut area.
She was a member of the American Legion Cowle Post 151. She enjoyed playing bingo, gambling and shopping. Lora loved spending time and having fun with family and friends. She especially loved being a grandma, she adored her grandchildren and the time spent with them was so cherished. Lora was the type of person that would help anyone and she had a “heart of gold”.
Lora was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, George Shuster Jr., whom she married on August 6, 1988, a daughter Amanda (Cory Gritzer) Shuster of Conneaut, a son Cody Shuster of Conneaut, a sister Lisa (Mike) Goodwill of Conneaut, three grandchildren Rylee Shuster, Braxon Shuster and Zayden Peters, and two nieces Lora Goodwill and Kari Goodwill.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 27 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Raisian Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut.
Funeral service will follow calling hours at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Route 20, Conneaut.
Memorial Contributions can be made in Lora’s name to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr., Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Ronald Lee Wright
Ronald Lee Wright, 82, of Saybrook Twp., Ohio went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Born June 10, 1934, Ronald was the son of Norman Clair and Blanche (McLain) Wright; he was the youngest of 18 children.
Ronald Lee married Lindie Lou Burkholder on January 23, 1954 in Geneva, Ohio. Ronald’s signature trade was welder for 34 years at Reliance Electric Company until his “official” retirement in 1993. In his retirement years he helped establish and operate the family business, “Wright’s Welding”. In the year 2005, Ronald pursued his lifelong calling and became the pastor of “Chapel On The Ridge” where he ministered for 5 years.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Lindie of 63 years as well as his five children: Ronald (Nona) Wright of Geneva, Ohio; Rory (Jannette) Wright of Ashtabula, Ohio; Robin (Rev. Joseph) Toomey of Mars, Pennsylvania; Randy (Debbie) Wright of Spartanburg, South Carolina; and Rev. Ryan (Stephanie) Wright of Ottawa Lake, Michigan. He also leaves behind on Brother, Dewane Wright, of Geneva, Ohio; 19 grand-children; 20 great grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers, and 10 sisters.
A memorial service will be held in Ronald’s honor at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at People’s Church, 300 South Ridge Road, Geneva, Ohio.
Glada M. Kelly
Glada M. Kelly, age 77, Mill Creek Rd., Austinburg Twp., died Saturday morning at her residence after fighting a long battle with cancer.
She was born November 29, 1939 in Ashland, KY, the daughter of William H. & Georgia E. (Howell) Craft and has lived in this area since 1962, coming from Ashland, KY. Glada was married to Roy Kelly, Jr. on April 28, 1956 in Ashland. Glada and Roy owned and operated Jewell’s Dance Hall in Austinburg for many years.
She attended the Jefferson United Methodist Church. She and Roy managed the Volkswagen Agency on Lake Ave. in Ashtabula in the early 60’s, and then had Kelly’s Auto Service. She also worked for Gil Leiber Buick-Oldsmobile. Glada sang with the Cross Country Band for 21 years. She enjoyed reading, traveling and going to the casino. Her greatest love after her family was music. Glada sang all of her life, starting at the age of 8 in the Jean Thomas Elizabethan Folk Song Festival. She sang with a trio as a teenager and enjoyed many years of singing country music, both locally and regionally.
Survivors include her husband, Roy, four children, Mark B. Kelly of N. Kingsville, Rick N. (Cheryl) Kelly of Plymouth Twp., Joseph H. (Ally) Kelly of Nashville, TN & Lisa M. (Robert) Ebersole of Roaming Shores and James R. Schroeder of Austinburg Twp. whom Glada & Roy treated the same as a son, eight grandchildren, Kristen (Tom) Bush, Lori (Nate) John, Ricky (Amanda) Kelly, Brian (Amanda) Kelly, Jason (Liz) Kelly, Erin Kelly, Jacob Westcott & Jaime Ebersole, five great-grandchildren, a brother, Larry G. (Ruth) Craft of Baker City, OR and two sisters, Phyllis Thornbury & Sharon (Bill) Handley, both of Flatwoods, KY.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Lacy & Bill Craft and sisters, Betty Wallace, Josephine Layne, Johnelle Lakin and Sheila Craft in infancy.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 A. M. at the Jefferson United Methodist Church, 125 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson with the Rev. Daniel Bilkert officiating. Burial will be in Eagleville Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4-8 P. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Jefferson United Methodist Church (above address) for the music ministry program. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are honored to serve the Glada Kelly family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences, light a candle or send a flower.
Richard (Red) Samuel Markijohn
Richard (Red) Samuel Markijohn, 86, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center with his son Tony by his side. Richard was born on May 13, 1930 in Conneaut, Ohio to Samuel and Bernice Markijohn. He was the eldest of four children and lived in Conneaut his entire life, graduating from Conneaut High School in 1948. After high school, Richard joined the army where he served in Germany during the Korean War as a Corporal in the 317 Engineer Pontoon Bridge Company. Before enlisting in the army, he worked at the Conneaut Bakery where he met the love of his life, Marcelene Mary Cifelli who he married on September 25, 1951.
After the army, Richard worked for and then owned Thayers Shoe Store in downtown Conneaut.
Later, he worked at numerous manufacturing plants in Ashtabula County including Sherwin-Williams and Nortons. He went to work for the Pittsburgh and Conneaut Dock Company in 1972 and retired after 20 years of service.
Richard enjoyed cooking for his family, especially chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. He was a member of the Conneaut Fish and Game Club as well as the Windy Hill Senior Golf League. His hobbies included “puttering in the garage,” reading and watching old westerns, as well as being an avid Cleveland sports fan. During his retirement, Richard also worked at Western Auto in Conneaut.
Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years Marcelene, his son, Joseph Anthony Markijohn, his brothers, Darrell Markijohn and Bruce Markijohn as well as his brother-in-law, James Pelyhes and sister-in-law, June Markijohn. He is survived by his sister, Maxine (Markijohn) Pelyhes, his children, Rick (Michelle) Markijohn of West Springfield, PA, Julie Babich of Hermitage, PA, Marcie (Ken) Kozack of Fairfield, PA, Anthony (Anne) Markijohn of Geneva, Ohio and daughter-in-law Patricia Markijohn of Willard, Ohio, fourteen grandchildren (Mike, Nick, Payton, Misti, Joseph, Matthew Markijohn, Jon and Justin Klink, Nicole Grata, Michael, Adam and Isabella Kozack, Gianna and Dominic Markijohn) and eight great-grandchildren. Survivors also include his brothers and sisters-in-law Jean Markijohn, Leo (Yvette) Cifelli, Anthony (Irene) Cifelli, Joyce (Paul) Shellhammer and Len Cifelli.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut, with Rev. Joyce Shellhammer, Pastor of the First Congregational United Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, where American Legion Cowle Post #151 will honor their departed comrade. Calling hours will be observed at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 PM and Tuesday from 10 AM until time of services at 11 AM
Amanda Lee Catron
Amanda Lee Catron, 34, passed away April 18, 2017. She was born December 23, 1982 to Sandy Catron Pasanen. Amanda was a loving mother to her children. She took pride in dressing them in the latest style, and fixed their hair like a pro. The kids bragged about the delicious meals she cooked .She had a good heart and was always ready to pitch in and help. It seemed like she did the work of two people. Amanda enjoyed family get-togethers, music, casino trips, shopping and doing hair and makeup. In the past she worked at Wendy’s and Albino’s. She also did housecleaning, homecare,and landscaping.
She is survived by her fiance Erik Salgado; they were together 15 years; 3 children Kenneth “Trey” Grow III, Alyssa Catron, and Sophia Salgado; her mother Sandy; sister Christina Anderson, brother Stewart Monroe; father David Goodiel, brother David Goodiel Jr. and sisters Terri Treadway & Jeanna Neiheisel.She is also survived by Erik’s family Jeannie & Ruben Salgado, Julie Salgado, Mark Vacca, Scott Vacca and Jennifer Santillo.She was proceeded in death by her grandparents Zelpha and Claude Catron, and uncle Barry Catron.
Calling hours are 5-7 on Tuesday,April 25th with services following at Guerriero Funeral home. Rest in peace, Amanda.
Pearl E. Mundkowsky
Pearl E. Mundkowsky, 93, passed away Tuesday at Wesbury in Meadville, Pa, she was born August 20, 1923 in N. Springfield, Pa to Alvinza & Gladys (Thompson) Wilcox.
Pearl belonged to West Springfield United Methodist Church where she was part of the Naomi Circle and a member of the Cherry Hill Grange. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, camping and crafts.
Survivors include her children Nancy (Harold) Shorts of Townville, Pa, and David (Jeannie) Mundkowsky of West Springfield; twenty grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; and eleven great great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ralph; children, Becky Connors and Ralph Mundkowsky; three great grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter; brother, Elmer Wilcox; sisters, Amber Easton & Opal Peterson; and half-brother, Alan Callahan.
Memorial service will be held 11:30 AM, Saturday April 29, 2017 at West Springfield United Methodist Church, 13790 Chestnut St, West Springfield, PA 16443, with Rev. Anette V. Gerber officiating.
Private family burial will take place at East Springfield Cemetery, East Springfield, Pa.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the church. Envelopes will be available at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Marcy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH.
Marguerite Hayner, age 78, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at her home in Dorset with her family by her side. She was born April 2, 1939 in Dilltown, PA to the late Benjamin and Geraldine Mack.
Marguerite graduated from United High School in Indiana, PA before visiting her sister in the Cleveland area where she met and fell in love with her late husband, Richard A. Hayner. Together, they raised a large family with Marguerite as a devoted and nurturing mother to seven children. She also worked outside the home, retiring from Social Services in Cleveland and, later, from Ashtabula County Community Action where she oversaw the Meals-On-Wheels program out of the Jefferson location. Marguerite was truly passionate about her work but also enjoyed spending time outdoors, feeding the fish, hunting bargains at yard sales, caring for her pets, and, of course, being a grandmother and beloved matriarch to all of her loved ones.
She will be deeply missed by her children, Phyllis (Nicholas) Dunlap of Geneva, Kathy (David Frye) Agosti of Cleveland, Alvin (Melissa) Hayner of Cleveland, Shirley (Mark) Wright of Ocean Springs, MS, William (Nicole) Hayner of Kingsville, Donald Hayner of Cleveland, Peggy (James) Urbach of Dorset; sister, Hazel Ressler of Cherry Valley; brothers, Benjamin (Linda) Mack and Donald (Jean) Mack of Homer City, PA; sister-in-law, Roxanne Mack of Penn Run, PA; 18 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and relatives.
In addition to her parents and husband, Marguerite was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Harry Agosti; granddaughter, Diana Hayner; and brother, Gerald Mack.
Friends will be received 4-7 PM on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041 where a funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM. Online condolences may be left at www.behmfuneral.com .
Gregory Alan Sabo
Gregory Alan Sabo, 52, of Ashtabula, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 17, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
Gregory was born on June 27, 1964 in Kingsville the son of Gaylord and Nancy (Blood) Sabo. He attended Edgewood High School. Greg was employed with PET Processors in Painesville until 2007, when he was no longer able to work. He married the love of his life, Amy Nelling Sabo on June 22, 2002 in Hayslett Park in Jefferson.
He enjoyed camping with his brother, fishing and listening to music, especially Heavy Metal.
Greg cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and even on this Easter Sunday, spent time hunting for eggs with them. He also loved going to his grandchildren’s games. He loved them all very much and had a special bond with each of them. His bond with Nick Bruner was very special and papa never missed a practice or a games, especially during football season. Papa and Nick absolutely loved football season. Papa enjoyed watching his baby boy crush people and excel on the football field. Even when he was sick, he still made sure he made it to all the practices, games and watched the T.V. shows that he and each of the grandkids liked. Nick was Papa’s advocate that kept him going, fighting and not giving up. He was right there for everything and was by Greg and Amy’s side. Greg was a loving and caring person that would give his shirt off his back for someone in need. Greg also enjoyed hanging out and having his best friend John T. Rock over for a few cold ones, while sitting around the fire.
Mr. Sabo is survived by his wife of 15 years, Amy Sabo; parents, Gaylord Sabo and Nancy Mullins; son, William Ferl; daughter, Danielle Sabo; step-children, Heather Bruner, Jen Bruner, James Rock; and his best firend John T. Rock sisters, Tammy (Jeff) Bealer and Beth (Jeff) Warner; brothers, Jerry Sabo and Ed (Misty) Sabo; and his grandchildren, Jonathan G. Bruner, Harlee Bruner and Nick Bruner.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at 2604 Lincoln Drive, Ashtabula.
Contributions may be given to the family in care of Ducro Funeral Services.
Ducro Funeral Home and Crematory 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula is honored to assist the family.
Margretta A. Brundage
Margretta A. Brundage, age 74, former Shomo Dr. resident in Ashtabula, died late Saturday evening at the Ashtabula Co. Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Kingsville.
She was born May 16, 1942 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Raymond & Betty (Lyons) Vote and has lived in this area most of her life. Margretta was married to Kenneth O. Brundage on July 28, 1962 in W. Springfield, PA.
Mrs. Brundage worked several years at First Merit Bank and a few years at Travel America. Her enjoyments were being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she loved animals.
Survivors include three children, Kenneth S. (Julie) Brundage of Erie, PA, Christopher J. (Jessica) Brundage of Ashtabula and Kathleen M. (Matthew) Shultz of Rome Twp., six grandchildren, Jordan, Morgan, Ryan & Adam Brundage and Cheyenne & Dakota Shultz and three great-grandchildren, Cameron, Chloee & Cheyenne.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth in 2016, a son, William K. Brundage in infancy and a sister, Doris Wick.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 A. M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev. Fr. John Sheridan officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 5-7 P. M. and Thursday from 10-11 A. M. at the funeral home. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are honored to served the Margretta Brundage family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences, light a candle or send a flower.
Helen L. Antalovich
Helen L. Antalovich, age 86, of Perry passed away on Thursday April 20, 2017.
She was born on January 31, 1931, in Rochester, Pa. to Chester and Ruth (Henry) Lotz.
Helen was the Treasurer and part owner of Kucera International Inc. in
Willoughby, where she was actively involved for the past 35 years
After Helen graduated from “Rochester High School she began
working for Bell Telephone Company.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison,
enjoyed baking and cooking, spending time with her grandchildern
and was an avid steelers fan.
she is survived by her loving husband John Sr. of 60 years,
Sons John Jr. (Maureen) Scott (Rita) Daughter Sue (Al III) Cliffel,
Sister in Law Margaret Jean Lotz,
Preceded in death by Parents, brother James Lotz and sister Kathryn Weigle.
Visitation will be held Monday from 3-8 PM at the Potti Funeral Home 1009 Mentor Ave. Painesville,Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am at the Trinity Lutheran Church 6345 Chapel Rd
Madison, Ohio. Burial will be in Perry Cemetery.
There will be visitation 1 hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hillcrest Hospital and
Euclid Hospital and Altercare of Mentor for the compassion and care provided to Helen.