MHS CLASS OF 1963 - OBITUARIES
May 16, 1945 - Mar 01, 2021 (75)
Larry “Papa” Abel, age 75, of Walbridge, Ohio passed away peacefully on Monday, March 1, 2021. He was born on May 16, 1945 to Bernard and Margaret (Simon) Abel in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Larry retired from The Ohio Turnpike where he was a supervisor. He was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Larry enjoyed Tim Hortons, golf, Elvis, a huge dog lover, and most of all spending time with his family.
Larry is survived by his children, Sean (Tina) Abel and Robin (Tom) Wendt; grandchildren, Ashley, Zack, Mackenzie, Isaac, Max; great-grandsons, Ayden and Parker; siblings, Gary (Myra), Diane (Tom) Nichter, Jill Sabin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Dylan and brother-in-law, Tom Sabin.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 1 P.M. until the time of service at 3 P.M. at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com
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May 02, 1945 - May 16, 2011 (66)
John Kenneth Bell, age 66, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Monday evening, May 16, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. He was born May 2, 1945, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Kenneth and Betty (Bryan) Bell. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1966. John worked as a purchasing agent for Johns Manville until his retirement in 2005. He was a member of Swanton American Legion Post #479 and VFW Swanton Memorial Post #8598. John enjoyed the summer months, spending time outdoors with Sullys Chicken BBQ Crew - cooking for various events around the Swanton community.
He is survived by his son, Ronald (Angie) Bell; grandchildren, Blain and Christian Bell, Heather Evans, Brittany Roth, Bryce Pfund, and Balyn Ponce; great-grandchildren, Connor Evans, and Jayden, Brody and Aailya Hernandez; and brother, George.
Friends and family may visit Thursday, May 19th, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 20th, at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home, with Rev. Brian Haller officiating. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Barb Bender Hansen
Apr 06, 1945 - Jul 24, 2017 (72)
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Sep 30, 1944 - Oct 25, 2019 (75)
Jack L. Bernard joined our Father in Heaven on October 25, 2019, after 75 years of gracing us with his passion and vigor for life. He was born in Perrysburg, Ohio on September 30, 1944. Jack will be forever cherished by his wife, Sharon, who adored him, his children, Chad and Josh, step-children, Wendy and Todd, daughter-in-law, Jen, and grandchildren, Allison and Katrina. His love of life was infectious to those around him.
Jack was preceded into Heaven by his parents, Dale and Lillian Bernard, and his sister Patricia Bernard. He is survived by his sister Karen Warren. He is also loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and his family of friends.
Jack lived life with gusto, created laughter everywhere he went, and faced challenges with courage, dignity, and grace. His last words to Sharon were, “WE ARE BLESSED”. Jack is Sharon’s hero and he leaves us with a legacy to cherish forever.
A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, November 11, 2019 from 12:00PM until 3:00PM at Station Family Restaurant located at 400 Wyoming Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215. We would be most honored for you to join our celebration of Jack. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to an organization Jack was dedicated to for many years: Canine Companions for Independence, North Central Region, Delaware, OH. Canine Companions for Independence – North Central Region 4989 State Route 37 East Delaware, Ohio 43015
Marianne Braden Harding
Mar 03, 1945 - Jan 01, 2016 (70)
Marianne Rae Harding, age 70, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 3, 1945, in San Diego, California to Raymond and Doris (Noble) Braden.
Marianne graduated from Maumee High School in 1963 and later worked at the school as a bus driver. She was a fun loving person who never met a stranger. Marianne loved to spend time with her family and cook for family dinners. She enjoyed crocheting, but her greatest enjoyment came from her grandchildren.
Marianne is survived by her husband, Keith; children, Laurie (Bill) Kirby; Dodie (Jeff) Cuff; Kathi (Dennis Wood) Fruchey, Lisa (Tommy) Neuhaus, Joe (Tammy) Fruchey, and Carey (Doug) Kern; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren with one on the way. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ray and Chuck; and sister, Cherie Youngs.
Friends and family will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com
Jan 23, 1945 - May 21, 2002 (57)
Catherine M. Breay, 57, West Toledo, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at Arbors at Sylvania. She was born January 13, 1945, in Toledo and was the daughter of Carlton and Catherine Breay. Catherine enjoyed cross stitching and bowling. She also help translate books to braille. She retired as a secretary from Owens-Illinois after 25 years.
Surviving Catherine are her brothers William (Jeanne) Breay and Thomas (Sharon) Breay; sisters Connie (Don) Rosenthal and Betty (Ted) Whitman. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents. Friends may visit from 9 AM Friday in the narthex at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4100 Harvest Lane, until the memorial mass at 10 AM Fr. David Ritchie will officiate. Interment will be private at St. Rose Cemetery.
Those playing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the University of Michigan, Lung Transplant Unit or the donors favorite charity.
Mar 25, 1945 - Oct 07, 2015 (70)
George Norman Burnett died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in Maumee, Ohio. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 25, 1945. He worked primarily as a heavy equipment operator and then in the glass manufacturing industry until his retirement, and enjoyed breakfast with his good friends. Norm was an avid amateur radio operator holding call sign K8ZJC since 1961. He was past president of the quarter-century wireless Association (Chapter 142).
Though he spent time living in Texas and North Carolina, he always thought of Maumee as home and live the majority of his life there, finding solace by the Maumee river.
Norm was preceded in death by his parents George S. and Virginia O. Burnett. He is survived by his wife Rose, son Dave (Sue), daughter Laura (Craig) Lubinski, daughter Angela (Rolf) Granlund, grandchildren Sean, Nicole and Katelynn Lubinski and Jack Granlund as well as his sister Lynn (Bob) Stoycheff, niece Heather (Patrick) Asbury, nephew Brad Hanna, great nephew and niece Asher and Ainsley Asbury, and his buddy Moe. His family hopes he is finally able to complete his projects.
May 18, 1945 - Nov 02, 2015 (70)
William Scott "Bill" Bussdieker, age 70, formerly of Toledo, Ohio and Battle Creek, Michigan passed away in his residence in Hilliard, Ohio on November 2, 2015. Son of the late Glen W. and Emma Evelyn (Kelker) Bussdieker, Bill was a graduate of Maumee High School and the University of Toledo. For many years, Bill worked as a mechanical engineer at various companies in both Ohio and Michigan. Bill was active in sports for much of his life and was an avid golfer. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, as well as the outdoors and fishing.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Cheri Lee (Riffner) Bussdieker; son, David, and daughter, Alison. Surviving are his sons, Michael Alan (Heather) Bussdieker of Columbus, Ohio, Bradley William Bussdieker of New York, NY, Stephen Emery Bussdieker of Hilliard, Ohio, sister, Sandy Korn; granddaughter, Abigail Bussdieker; mother-in-law, Jacqueline Riffner of Toledo, Ohio; sister-in-law, Pamela (Loren) Homan of Woodville, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd. at Byrne Road on Friday, November 6, 2015, 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Services will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 12 noon with Pastor Timothy Philabaum officiating. Interment to follow in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Special Olympics and personal messages can be placed at: berstickerscottfuneralhome.com.
Mar 20, 1945 - Sep 28, 2011 (66)
James Richard Cannaley, 66, of Holland, OH, died Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in an automobile accident. Jim was born March 20, 1945 in Maumee, OH to the late Evelyn and Rudy Cannaley. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Woodsage Holdings which is a Toledo-based tube fabrication company which employs 150 people. In 1975 he purchased J. Richard Industries, a small tube fabrication shop and grew the business to more than 300 people. One of the most interesting products that Jim developed was the fabrication of the first aluminum baseball bat. In 2001 he founded Woodsage Holdings which is the parent company of several additional companies - J. Richard Industries, Precision Cut-Off, and Woodsage Industries, all companies involved with fabrication of metal tubing.
Jim was a 1963 graduate of Maumee High School where he was the Student Council President and played both basketball and football. He graduated from the University of Toledo in 1969 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Jim was a successful entrepreneur who believed in giving back to his community and was a major developer and investor in the local community and real estate. He was awarded the 2010 Maumee Distinguished Alumnus Award and was recognized for the Cannaley Memorial Scholarship which provides scholarships to Maumee High School students. Jim's father passed away when Jim was 13 and Maumee High School employed his mother for more than 20 years. After this, Jim never forgot the fact that the high school provided a job for his family. After his mother's death he and his wife, Linda, formed the Cannaley Memorial Scholarship which focuses on students raised by single parents, no parents or families in need. To-date 23 students have been given the opportunity of a college career. He remained a mentor and friend to many of the recipients. Jim was a passionate philanthropist and supporter of many charities, including several which focus on animals. He often fostered Golden Retrievers who he welcomed into his home and life. Jim worked hard to earn time for well-deserved vacations. He knew how to have fun with friends on a golf course, travelling to exciting places, or at a casino. He was the person who friends and family called in times of crisis or confusion for Jim's calm demeanor, insightful advice and valuable council. He made a lasting impact on so many people and he is loved and will be missed by all. Jim will be remembered always as a loving and supportive husband, brother, uncle, mentor and friend.
Jim is survived by his wife and partner of 42 years, Linda (Najarian); his sister, Janet Dickas (Dick); mother-in-law, Margaret Najarian; special cousin, Mike Hertzfeld whose father Jim was named after; 11 nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews, and numerous in-laws.
Visitation will be Sunday 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave. Toledo, OH and Monday 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at St. Richards Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr. Swanton, OH 43558 with a funeral Mass following. Donations can be made to the Toledo-area Golden Retriever Rescue Resource (GRRR), Cannaley Memorial Scholarship fund.
Cheryl Cumbow Higgins
Feb 26, 1945 - Jun 07, 2002 (57)
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Mar 14, 1945 - Jun 06, 2009 (64)
James Michael "Lic" Detzer, age 64, of Maumee passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Jim was born in Toledo, OH on March 14, 1945, to Harry and Betty (Zeluff) Detzer Jr. A 1963 graduate of Maumee High School, Jim attended The University of Toledo before enlisting in the Marine Corp. Jim received a liver transplant in 2002 and always credited the team at The University of Michigan Hospital for giving him the best years of his life. Jim was an ironworker for Local 55 in Toledo and Local 14 in Spokane, WA. He was a member of American Legion Post 531. Jim enjoyed traveling, golfing, fishing and playing poker.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Kasap whom he married on March 30, 2006, in Barbados; daughter, Lyndsy (Douglas) Yaw; grandson, Chase Yaw; sisters, Joan (Donald) Glore, Judy (Bruce Goetz) Detzer; brothers, John Detzer, Jeffrey (Cathy) Detzer and Jay Detzer; mother-in-law, MaryAnn Kasap; sisters-in-law, Sue (Mike Estes) Kasap, Treza (Steve Pratt) Kasap and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are special friends, John Pfeiffer, Abe Geha and his feline buddy, Zipper. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Known for his sense of humor, Lic will be missed by all his golfing, fishing and poker buddies. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Toledo Sailing Club at Walbridge Park on Sunday from 2-5 p.m.
Pat Dorn White
Aug 29, 1945 - Apr 08, 2003 (57)
Patricia L. White, age 57, of Toledo, passed away suddenly April 8, 2003 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Pat was born August 8, 1945, in Toledo and was a lifelong area resident. She married James McArthur White on October 3, 1964, in Perrysburg. He preceded her in death on March 13, 1991.
Pat was a loving mother, grandmother and sister, who was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her son, Kevin (Kelly) White; daughters, Kim (Nick) Davey-Turner, Kriti White and Kendra Notzka. Also surviving are her sister, Ann (Terry) Kaiser; grandchildren, Matthew, Dylan and Makenzie; companion, Gary Andrews, and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she is was preceded in death by her granddaughter Catie.
Aug 23, 1945 - Jun 20, 1985 (39)
Daniel Earle, 39, of Garden City, South Carolina, formerly of W. Broadway St. Maaumee, died Thursday in Veterans Hospital, East Orange, NJ, following a long illness. He was a salesman with PMC Inc. 15 years, and a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Surviving are his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ray Earle; brothers, William and James, and sister, Mrs. Sheilah Byrne. Memorial services will be Wednesday at St. Michael's Church Garden City. There will be no visitation.
Feb 06, 1945 - May 22, 1970 (25)
Danny G. Freniere, age 25, of 240 Jennings Rd., Rossford suddenly died Friday, beloved husband of Katherine; son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Freniere; of Maumee. Brother of Mrs. Kathleen Mann, Toledo; Robert, and William both of Maumee. Grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Krouse, Swanton, and Mrs. LaDonna Fair, Sydney, Ohio.
Friends may call Mason-Dardenne Funeral Home, Maumee, after 2 p.m. Saturday under until 12 p.m. Monday when removal will be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Maumee for funeral services at 3 p.m. interment Riverside Cemetery.
Judith Friedland Hamel
Jun 10, 1945 - Apr 29, 2005 (59)
Judith K. (Friedland-Randall) Hamel, age 59, a resident of Chesterfield Township Michigan, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2005, at Mt. Clemens General Hospital. She was born on June 10, 1945 in Richmond, Virginia. Mrs. Hamel graduated from Maumee High School in 1963, and later attended the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse at the Toledo Hospital and numerous insurance and home care agencies in the Toledo and Southeast Michigan area for over 30 years. Her interests include ceramics, gardening and as a devoted Jeff Gordon fan she enjoyed NASCAR racing. A family member said “she was a 60's Flower Child who enjoyed listening to ICP, was known as a loving mother who also showed that love to animals.
She is survived by her husband Peter Hamel; son, Joshua Peter Hamel; of Chesterfield; sisters Tonia Millstein of Knoxville, TN, Barbara Linger of Coraopolis, PA; nephews Larry Millstein and Adam Linger and niece, Sarah Linger. She was preceded in death by her nephew, Michael Millstein, and parents Lawrence and Eva Mae (nee Lewis) Friedland.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2005, at 1 PM in the Harold W. Vick Funeral Home 140 S. Main St., Mt. Clemens. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Saturday from 10 AM until 1 PM. Cremation will be private at Evergreen Crematory, Detroit. Donations may be sent to American Heart Association.
Jun 27, 1945 - May 21, 2020 (74)
Charles “Bill” Geitgey passed away on May 21, 2020 at the age of 74 years old. He was born in Greencastle, IN on June 27, 1945, the son of the late Harold Geitgey and June Walker. Bill loved to spend time with his family and friends; he always was there to lend a helping hand. He had a special love for St. Bernard dogs.
Bill is survived by his children, Maria (Robert) Coates, Brenda (Perry) Shipman, Lisa (Doug) Gust, Melinda (Tony) Adler, Angela Geitgey, and Amanda (Joe) Stockman; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Tyler, Lauren, Chyenne, Chyler, Miranda, Blake, Brittany, Amber, Brylee, Thorne, Caedan, Colton, Daegon; sisters, Linda (Ron) Piraino and Joyce Thompson, as well as his life-long friend, Barb Taber.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Geitgey and June (Bernie) Walker; grandchildren, Chad and Chancler.
Jane Gowdy Fritschi
Jan 23, 1945 - Jul 23, 2020 (75)
Ouida Fritschi, age 75, of Homewood, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, July 23rd, with her family at her bedside. She was born and raised in Maumee, Ohio and graduated from Maumee High School. She attended Colorado State University, where she met her husband, Bruno, in 1964. They married in 1968, and lived in Fayetteville, North Carolina while he was stationed at Ft. Bragg. They moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1969, where she graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with a B.S. in Psychology. She worked as a medical psychologist at the Drug Abuse Program at UAB with the Child and Youth Program and as a coordinator of Affiliates and Data Collection program. Additionally, she served as a psychometrician and adjunct instructor at UAB and the University of Alabama until the mid-1980s after her third child was born.
At the same time that Ouida was involved with the many associations described below, she tended to her children and Bruno without compromise. She always prepared creative and nutritious dinners, served family style at the dining room table every night. While juggling her civic and political activities and volunteering, she remained an ever-present mom and attended every one of her children’s’ athletic, band or school events.
She was involved in numerous civic activities and volunteered much of her time serving in leadership roles as president of the Alabama Environmental Council; chairman of the Birmingham Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Citizens Committee; treasurer of the Homewood High School Band boosters; secretary of Alabama NOW; treasurer and then president of Jefferson County NOW; president of Triangle Garden club; and president of the Homewood Citizens Association where she served as editor of the organization’s newsletter for over 30 years. She was instrumental in planning the annual We Love Homewood Day festivities and served as founding member and Vice President of the We Love Homewood Day Committee. She worked passionately and diligently to “Keep the home in Homewood.” She was also a dedicated member of the Homewood Chamber of Commerce, Cahaba River Society; Auntie Litter Board; Progress 280 Task Force; Birmingham - Jefferson County Transit Authority; Southern Area Democratic Club; Advisory task force for Alabama State Social Studies Curriculum; Fresh Air Family Board; Shades Valley Family YMCA of Birmingham; Commodity Distribution in Homewood Committee for Economic Opportunity; and Friends of Shades Creek; where she received Volunteer of the Year. Ouida volunteered for multiple state congressional and presidential campaigns and served as campaign manager for a state senate campaign. She also served in each of her children’s’ school PTOs, sports associations and band boosters. In the late 1990’s Ouida co-owned a radio station, WEDA-FM, which included hosting a weekly show.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bruno Fritschi and her three children, Jennifer Fritschi (Deborah Hooker) of Washington, D.C., Michael (Beth) Fritschi of Hoover, Alabama and Victoria (Michael) Dinges of Homewood, Alabama, as well as her five grandchildren, Anna and Adam Fritschi and Eliot, Arlo and Scarlet Dinges. She is also survived by her brother Tom (Mary Pat) Gowdy, of Seminole, Florida, and three sisters Nannene Gowdy (Carl Schilling) of Pepperell, Massachusetts, Carla Gowdy of Los Gatos, California and Abbie Gowdy-Chase (Peter Chase) of Westmore, Vermont, as well as many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at a later date when it’s safe to have a large in-person gathering. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in her memory to one of the following organizations:
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism https://www.niaaa.nih.gov
Fresh Air Family https://www.freshairfamily.org/
Equal Justice Initiative https://eji.org/
Diane Greenlese Spivey
Aug 14, 1945 - Feb 21, 2015 (69)
Diane (Greenlese) Spivey passed away on February 21, 2015. She was born on August 14, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio.
Diane had a passion for helping those with special needs. She was greatly involved with Special Olympics and The Arc of Western Wayne County. She loved spending time and having fun with her family and they enjoyed being with her. For 35 years she worked as a hairdresser in Toledo. Diane worked in food service for the Rawsonville Schools for 20 years. Diane is survived by her loving daughter, Jayneann McDougald, adored sister of Pam Ide and Rob (Penny) Greenlese. Also survived by her stepson Jeff (Cynthia) Spivey and 2 step grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews and friends also survive.
Diane was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Spivey, her parents Harry and Beulah (Watson) Greenlese, brothers Thomas, John and Dennis Greenlese and sisters Sue Spears, Mick Kolhoff and Penny Greenlese. Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until the time of service at 7:00 P.M. at the Higgerson & Neal Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Belleville, 734-697-9400. In lieu of flowers, Diane’s family has requested memorial contributions to The Arc of Western Wayne County, 2257 S. Wayne Rd., Westland, MI 48186.
Sep 05, 1944 - Mar 31, 2022 (77)
Edwin V. Griesinger, age 77, of Toledo, passed away peacefully March 31, 2022 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg, surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 5, 1944 in Dayton, OH to Delbert and Betty (Stephenson) Griesinger. Edwin was a 1963 graduate of Maumee High School. He worked 30+ years for Lucas County Children Services as a maintenance man, he also enjoyed doing side work as a handy man. Edwin married his high school sweetheart Joann (Owen) on January 4, 1964, who preceded him in death September 1992. He remarried on May 17, 1997 to Karen (Kent), who also preceded him in death May 2021. Edwin enjoyed watching Ohio State Football, old western movies and any kind of Olympic sport. He loved to tell "dad jokes" and spending time with family and friends. He especially loved camping at Silver Lake in Angola, IN and Pirolli Park in Petersburg, MI.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Dawn (Dean) Watson, Tammy (Jon) Gilreath, Amy Armstrong and Terry (Wendy) Owen; grandchildrem, Kelly (Lincoln) Fox, Ashley Watson, Zachary (Amanda) Watson, Stephanie (Chad Fitch) Gilreath, Brittany Owen, Felicia (JJ) Beiser and Melanie Owen; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Taylor, Kaylee Fox, Brooklyn Taylor, Michelle Watson, Abigail Fox, Nora Owen, Colton Beiser, Gianna Fitch and Mya Fitch; siblings, Roger Griesinger and Lois Atkins; sisters-in-laws, Sandra (Wayne) Tinkle, Gloria (Gary) Sigurdson and Laura Ellinwood and many extended family and friends.
Edwin will be greatly missed by wonderful friends that became family; Bill Siebert and the entire Wagner family.
The family will receive guests, Friday, April 8, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Newcomer SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo(419-381-1900). Memorial Services will begin Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association in Edwin's memory.
May 06, 1933 - Aug 14, 1988 (55)
Myron T. “Ted” Herrick, 55, of Lockhaven Boulevard, Maumee, died yesterday in his home he was a disabled Army veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife Eleanor; daughter Mrs. Debra McCahan; sisters, Mrs. Marilyn Robertson and Mrs. Janet Basford and brother, Richard. Services will be at 10 AM Wednesday in the Mason-Dardenne Mortuary, Maumee, where the body will be after 2 PM tomorrow.
Jun 17, 1945 - Oct 07, 1998 (53)
Howard F. Jones, 53 of Monroe, Michigan and formerly of Toledo, died Wednesday, October 7, 1998 at Mercy Memorial Hospital Monroe, Michigan. Howard was born in Toledo to William R. and Lenore E. (Mitchell) Jones on June 17, 1945. His parents preceded him in death. Howard was a truck driver for Consolidated Freight Ways for 23 years and had to discontinue working because of his illness in July 1998. He was a past commodore of the Bayview yacht club fleet captain of the I.L.Y.A. and past member of the Toledo Sailing Club.
Surviving are his daughter, Amy L. Jones of Toledo; his brother Richard (Judy) of Holland, Thomas (Mary) and Gerald (Judi) Jones both of Maumee; and special friend Judy A. Jacobs of Monroe Michigan.
Friends will be received in the Neville Funeral Home Southwest Chapel 7438 Airport Hwy., Holland from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 PM on Friday, October 9, 1998 where Blue Gavel services will be held at 7 PM Friday evening. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, October 10, 1998 in the funeral home with Thomas Treece officiating. Internment Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society Lucas County Unit.
Jun 10, 1944 - Dec 25, 2013 (69)
Robert Korek - The angels came and escorted Bob to his heavenly home early Christmas morning. He must have wanted to spend Christmas with his heavenly family which includes his father; Herbert; his mother Francis; his daughter, Courtney, and his granddaughter Jada.
Bob served his country with great pride in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Essex he was a member of the National American Legion Basketball was the love of his life. He felt he could have played professionally. He coached many teams including Special Olympics which he took to a state championship.
Bob was a people pleaser who made time for everyone and never said no to anyone. After a serious accident he found out few had time for him. Sadly he learned, 'If you can no longer do or go, you get left behind'.
There were no services and a private burial took place according to his wishes.
Dec 31, 1944 - Mar 28, 1981 (37)
Michael G. Kosmatka, 37, of 1130 Key St. Maumee, died Saturday in St. Luke's Hospital. He was a sheet-metal worker 12 years at the DeVilbiss Co. He coached girls CYO basketball at a Immaculate Conception School nine years and coached in the Maumee girls softball league three years.
Surviving are his wife Joyce; daughter, Jennifer; son, Stephen; mother, Mrs. Della Stec; brother, David, and sisters, Mrs. Linda Sherman and Mrs. Sara Szymanski. Scripture services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Coyle Mortuary, Reynolds Road, where the body will be after 4 p.m. Monday. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Church Maumee.
Judi Kucera Thompson
Oct 29, 1945 - Aug 29, 2002 (56)
Judith A. Thompson, 56, Sarasota died August 29, 2002. She was born October 29, 1945, in Monroe Michigan and came to Sarasota in 1969 from Maumee, Ohio. She retired after 10 years at Walmart in Palatka, She was a member of St. John's Baptist Church in Palatka.
Survivors include her husband James E.; daughters Mechele O'Neil of San Marcos California, and Darla Cloer of Palatka; a son Donell J. Mills of Palatka; five grandchildren; and a step grandchild.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with a service to follow at Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will be in Washington Park Cemetery East. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1750 17th St. Suite A, Sarasota, FL 34234; or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, Canton, OH 44720.
Apr 15, 1945 - Jan 02, 1996 (50)
Robert J Kumpe, Jr., age 50, of W. Front St., Perrysburg, OH, died suddenly at home on Tuesday. Bob worked as an O.W.E. Coordinator for the Toledo Public School System for the last 29 years. He was a 1963 graduate of Maumee High School and then received a B.S. degree from Ohio University and a Master's from University of Toledo. He was active many years in the Toledo Federation of Teachers as well as a Scoutmaster in Boy Scout Troop 199 at Maumee United Methodist Church. Bob was one of the founders of the girls soccer program in Northwest Ohio and a coach of girls varsity soccer at Perrysburg High School. He was also an assistant director of the Maumee Festival Soccer Tournament and an avid antique dealer and collector.
Bob is survived by his wife Carol; and daughters, Megan, Andrea and Amy Kumpe, all of Perrysburg. Also surviving are his mother Mrs. Marge Kumpe, of Maumee and a sister Mrs. Becky (Jim) Elliot of Maumee.
Friends may call at the Maison-Dardenne Funeral Home, Maumee, from 2 until 9 p.m. on Friday, where services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment Ft. Meigs Cemetery. The family suggest memorials to the Northwest Ohio Youth Soccer Association care of Doug Everhart 1620 Marketplace Dr. Maumee, OH 43537.
Mar 12, 1946 - May 16, 2006 (60)
Douglas Jay Landis, 60, of Mount Vernon died suddenly Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at his home.
He was a retired schoolteacher with Northridge Local Schools and a self-employed truck driver. He was a member of Eagles, AMVETS, VFW and Moose Lodge. He was a graduate of Westerville High School in 1964 and Kent State University, where he was a member of the football team. He was also an avid hunter and motorcyclist.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, Carrie (Kile) Dyer of California and Megan (Randall) Collett of Columbus; brothers, Don (Linda) of Sunbury, Dave (Norma) of Columbus, Dale (Jeanne) of Centerburg and Dennis (Wendy) of Westerville; many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Marjorie Landis.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 PM at the Moreland Funeral Home 55 E. Schrock Rd., Westerville, where services will be held Saturday at 10 AM. Pastor Frank Carl will officiate. Interment will be in Green Lawn Cemetery.
Sara LeFevre Covert
Jan 06, 1945 - Feb 11, 2021 (76)
Sara Jo Annette Covert, age 76, of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital in Chelsea, Michigan. She was born on January 6, 1945 to Everett Junior and Theresa Arlene (Walbolt) LeFevre in Toledo, Ohio.
Sara Jo had a long career teaching English and working at Lasalles, New York Carpet World and Home Depot. She loved traveling, especially road trips with her mother, daughter, grandsons , niece and nephew; along with visiting her sisters. She was a proclaimed history buff, who enjoyed nature, reading, writing stories on Facebook, poetry, and singing along to her favorite music. She always stood up for causes she believed in.
Sara Jo is survived by her ex-husband, Harold William Covert of Spring Hill, Florida, daughter Bethaney Arlene (Mark) Webster of Toledo and her sisters: Margaret Ann (David) Goodrich of Manchester, Michigan and Judith Arlene Hiller of Mentor, Ohio; grandsons: Cameron Michael Robinson, Cayden Matthew Robinson and Chase James Robinson; nephew: Seth Walter Frederick Goodrich of Manchester, Michigan; niece; Hannah Theresa Goodrich of Grawn, Michigan; cousins: Mary Bernice (David) Bruhn, Arlene Theresa Long-Keister, Michael John Walbolt, Thomas Henry (Margo) Walbolt, Cheryl Runion, David Hatas, Daniel (Cathy) Hatas: and life-long friend Susie Karnes. She had a close circle of friends from grade school who were very important to her life. Her dog Yoda also survives her.
Sara Jo was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law David Goodrich; uncles: Frederick Burchard Walbolt, Robert Walter Walbolt, Wendell Hatas; aunts: Bernice Margaret Long, Ellen Louise Walbolt, Kathryn Walbolt, Betty Jane Hatas; cousins; David Frederick Walbolt, Daniel Robert Walbolt and Paul Everett Hatas.
An outdoor celebration of Sara’s life will be held in the spring.
May 23, 1944 - Mar 23, 2007 (62)
Funeral Mass for James F. Leslie Jr., 62, of Port Orange, who passed away on March 23, 2007, will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Port Orange. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at the Daytona Chapel of Lohman Funeral Homes. A visitation will also be held at Trinity Memorial Gardens, New Port Richey, FL from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2007. Funeral Services will be held in New Port Richey at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 29. The family will receive friends on Thursday one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens.
James was born on May 23, 1944, to James and Shirley Leslie Sr. in Toledo, Ohio. He honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps. James leaves to cherish his memory his adoring and loving wife, Patricia, who has been his best friend and partner for 17 years. He is also survived by numerous children, grandchildren, family members and friends. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Daytona.
May 10, 1945 - May 01, 2017 (71)
Clifford W. Lick Jr., age 71, of Maumee, Ohio passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Swan Creek Retirement Village. He was born in Maumee, Ohio on May 10, 1945 to Clifford Sr. and Hermine (Frosch) Lick. Clifford is survived by his brother, Charles(Chong-Hui) Lick and caregiver and friend, Kathy Harris.
Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Jun 25, 1945 - Jul 22, 1993 (48)
James E. Ligman, 48 years, of Copland Blvd., died Thursday morning in the emergency room of MCO as a result of injuries sustained in a work accident.
Jim was a journeyman electrician and welder for the past 24 years, working for Brint Electric Co. out of Local 8, I.B.E.W.
He was a graduate of Maumee High School and attended the University of Toledo. He was proud of his four years active duty in the U.S. Air Force having served in Vietnam.
Jim was active in the Bowsher High School Boosters Club and was an assistant coach for basketball teams at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns and Beverly School. He was an active supporter of activities at St. John's High School. He was involved in Cub Scouts and was also a coordinator for the Beverly's School Bison's Football team. He loved golf and played in 22 consecutive annual Wireman's Golf Tournaments.
He is survived by Jan, his loving wife of 22 years he is the father of Tom, Amy and Peter; son of Mrs. Viol Ligman; and brother of Mrs. Patricia Ligman.
Friends may call at the Coye Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., Saturday 7-9:30 PM and Sunday 2-5 and 7-9:30 PM where a scripture service will be recited at 7:30 PM. Funeral from mortuary Monday, July 26 at 10:30 AM followed by the Mass of Christian Burial in our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 11 AM. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Ligman Children's Education Fund.
Georgia Loebrich Schaich
Jan 05, 1945 - Nov 01, 2019 (74)
Georgia (Loebrich) Schaich, beautiful, generous, joyful - mother, wife, extraordinary woman, and community force slipped the bonds of consciousness on November 1, 2019.
Georgia was born in Maumee, Ohio while her father and namesake, George, was still away in Army service during WWII. Her mother Eva (Blue) Loebrich cared for her in the home George had built, without running water, hoping his namesake would know him on his return. As a young girl, before sitting down to the family dinner, Georgia would deliver plates of food prepared by her mother to the elderly homebound couple down the street affectionately known as Grandma and Grandpa Andrews. She also played accordion at local nursing homes. The course of her life would continue along this theme of service and caring for others, especially our elder population.
Georgia was a joiner who reveled in collaboration. Once a part of a club or group, she would become its biggest cheerleader. She was a Girl Scout and attended Camp Libby along the Maumee River. During high school she was active in many clubs, marched in the band playing snare drum or triangle, cheered on Maumee High School squads, and was the first in her family to attend college. She married Bill Schaich, who she had first met in 6th grade, in December 1966 while completing a degree in elementary education. She then taught kindergarten for 3 years in Newfield, NY.
Husband Bill’s studies and career took Georgia to live for a time in Ithaca, NY, Bristol, England, La Jolla, CA, Jülich, Germany, Bozeman, MT and Orlando, FL. Bloomington, Indiana was her home for over 46 years; the community both strengthened and received her gifts.
As her daughters grew, so did Georgia’s community involvement. After delivering Meals on Wheels, she stepped up to lead their Girl Scout troop #65. Scouting provided mentoring and leadership development which Georgia would continue to apply and pass on throughout her career. The troop leader role evolved to co-directing day camp, then serving as president of the Tulip Trace Council from 1987-90.
She joined the workforce as a Civic Newcomer hostess in 1981, welcoming families to the area. She next moved to a position as a nursing home activity director for several years.
Georgia found her true vocation in the role of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) director for Area 10 where she served from 1989-2005. She delighted in the friendships and comradery formed while finding ways to celebrate and acknowledge the wisdom and skills of the senior members of our community.
Georgia was dedicated to making the world a better place. Her calm and steady presence was the cornerstone for projects ranging from neighborhood organizing to the promotion of global peace. Her community work was always imbued with a sense of purpose, empathy, and integrity. And the sparkle in her eyes let you know that anything was possible if we worked together. She personified kindness, generosity, wisdom, perspective, determination, creativity, and a good dose of light-heartedness.
She did this despite the challenges in her later years of Parkinson's Disease. Georgia did not let any of it stop her, saying, "This is my journey, and I will do this to the best of my ability, until I can no longer do".
Georgia will continue to live in the hearts of her devoted husband of 53 years, her children, Amy Schaich (Gregory O’Neill), and Lucy Schaich (Sean Pendergast); her siblings Gale Loebrich (Ann), Sarah Bitter (Donn), and Susan Johns; siblings-in-law Seren Bradshaw (Larry), Terry Schaich (Wendlyn), Tom Schaich (Wendy), Bob Schaich (Rosemarie, “Ro”); her nieces and nephews, and many, many friends, collaborators, and partners in service and community.
She will always and forever be with us. We will always and forever be better because of her. Her life reminds each of us of our power to make a difference. We ask that you honor her memory by sharing your own gifts with your community in a way that is meaningful to you.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
A Celebration of Life gathering to share memories of Georgia will be announced at a later date.
Sep 30, 1945 - Jun 11, 2018 (72)
Paul Edward Loo, age 72, of Toledo, OH, and Mission Viejo, CA, passed away on July 11, 2018, from heart failure at Heartland of Perrysburg, OH. He was born in Maumme, OH on September 30, 1945, to Paul U. Loo and Bernadine (Mason) Loo.
Paul lettered in track and graduated Valedictorian from Maumee High School in 1963. He received his degree at Adrian College.
Paul became a teacher, social worker, then traveled the world working for Libbey Glass & L.E. Smith Glass. He transferred to California in the 80's with ThermoServ. Soon after, he saw an opportunity to start his own company, PEL Sales/Marketing, in the Advertising Specialty Industry. After 30 years he retired, moved to Nevada where he enjoyed the Buffalo Slots and buffets. In 2017 he moved back to Toledo.
Paul was a gregarious soul. He loved to cook and hang out with his friends. His smile and laugh will be remembered by many. He will be missed.
Paul is survived by his wife, Patti; son, Charles (Angela); grandson, Charles Dean; sisters, Marlene Davis and Nancy; brother, Dennis; friends, Mike and Rita Young, Bill and Linda Ross, and many others.
A Memorial Service will be held in California at a later date.
Janet May Garner
Apr 21, 1945 - Apr 29, 2005 (60)
Janet A. (May) Garner, age 60, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2005, in her home. She was a graduate of Maume High School in 1963 in Davis Business College in 1964. Janet was a loyal employee of the Andersons for the last 25 years. Prior to that she was employed at the former Champion Spark Plug for nine years. She was the greatest mother in the world to her two daughters. Janet enjoyed watching her daughters play softball, loved cats “big time” and was an avid gardener.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Gina (Larry) Rojas of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Nicole DeCesare of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Christine, Erica and Rachel; parents Orville and Viola May of Pine Island, FL; sisters, Sharilyn Fluegge of Lake Suzy, FL and Karen (Bob) Nagy of Pine Island, FL; brother, David (Sue) May of Denver, CO, and her cat's Biffy and Dusty.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Monday, May 2, 2005 at 5 PM at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St. Maumee, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or Planned Pethood.
Feb 16, 1945 - May 29, 2020 (75)
MC KENZIE David William, age 75, formerly of Maumee, OH and Bowling Green, OH, passed away Friday May 29, 2020, at his Devils Lake home in Manitou Beach, MI, surrounded by family. He was born February 16, 1945 in Newburgh, NY to Clyde W. and Anna Marie (Taylor) McKenzie. Dave was a 1963 graduate of Maumee High School, Maumee, OH and attended Bowling Green State University, earning a degree in education. He married Martha (Marty) Heilman August 5, 1967. They proudly celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2017.
Dave served honorably in the United States Air Force serving our country during Vietnam from 10/1968 to 1/1973 achieving the rank of Captain. During his time in the Air Force he spent a year at the North Pole and the Dew Line as an air traffic controller (“Scope Dope”) monitoring planes flying over from Russia.
Dave spent many years working for Owens Corning Fiberglas throughout the Midwest but found his passion in building custom homes. He started a small business in Bowling Green, McKenzie Builders and Developers, developing his grandparents farm with his Uncle Roger McKenzie.
Dave enjoyed teaching his children the craft of building things with their own two hands. Truly a skill they will use for many years to come. He also enjoyed his time serving on the board at the Bowling Green Country Club, his memberships with The Eagles, and Ducks Unlimited.
While Dave never truly considered himself retired, he did call his property at Devils Lake, that he and his father developed together, his retirement home. Devils Lake provided Dave a sense of peace and brought his family a lifetime of pleasure, whether it be boating in the summer or snowmobiling in the winter. He especially valued the camaraderie that came along with hosting his friends at the dock parties each spring!
Dave did his best to winter in St. Petersburg, FL, where he enjoyed a glass of wine with family and friends, watching the sunset from the balcony of the condo.
He truly lived life to the fullest, as it was rare for him to say “no” to any new adventure or challenge: The response was usually, “Hell yes, let’s do it!”
Dave is survived by his wife, Martha McKenzie; children, Craig McKenzie (Jason), Heather (Bill) Etling and Megan (Troy) Fleck; grandchildren, Hailey and Landon Bodnar, Parker Etling and Uncle Roger McKenzie. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, mother, father, and several uncles and cousins.
Family and friends may visit Friday, June 12, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, 408 W. Wooster Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Lenawee County, 1903 Wolf Creek Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221 or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Sep 14, 1945 - Oct 16, 2005 (60)
Anthony L. Pacitti, of Irving Texas, born September 14, 1945 in Perrysburg, Ohio passed away October 16, 2004 in Irving after a lengthy illness. He was the transportation driver for Irving Cares and a food bank volunteer.
Survivors include sisters Rosalie Pacitti of Irving; Mary Benson of Austin; Virginia Pacitti of Irving; Eileen Hufford of Irving; Armeda Pauken of Geogetown, Texas; Noreen Sniadecki of Maumee, Ohio and Christine Wiseman of Irving.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2004 at Browns Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Monsignor Duesman officiating.
Kay Richardson Witzman
Oct 10, 1945 - Nov 16, 2002 (57)
Mary “Kay” Witzman, age 57, of Maumee, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2002 in St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her family and many friends. She was born October 10, 1945 in Toledo to Norman and May Richardson. A life long resident of Maumee she was a 1964 graduate of Maumee High School. Kay worked at Prudential Insurance for 30 years retiring as office manager in 1994. Presently she was working as a secretary for Kaufman Engineered Systems. A life long member of St. Joseph's Church, Maumee, she was a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Tithing Committee. Kay was also a member and past officer of the VFW Post 11115 Ladies Auxiliary and a volunteer for the Diabetes Youth Program and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Kay was preceded in death by her son, Brian Edward Condon, and is survived by her husband Michael Witzman; sons, Daniel (Robin) Condon and Matthew (Ruby) Condon; daughter, Sarah (Chad) Koepfler; 11 grandchildren ranging in ages from 2 to 16; brothers, George (Brenda) Richardson and Norman (Sandy) Richardson, twin sister May (Edward) Aossey; sister, Sue (Jeff) Winters and Teresa Richardson; parents, Norman and May Richardson, and many aunts, uncles, and extended family who all love her very much.
Friends may call him at the Maison-Dardenne Funeral Home Maumee, on Tuesday from 4 to 9 PM and Wednesday from 2 to 9 PM where funeral services will begin Thursday at 9:30 AM followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Joseph's Church. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery. A Scripture service will be held Wednesday at 7:30 PM in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the Diabetes Youth Program.
Gail Richason Roach
Mar 20, 1945 - Nov 10, 2010 (65)
Gail Anne Roach, 65 years, of Lambertville, formerly of Ida died Wednesday evening at her home residence surrounded by her loving family, while under the care of hospice of Northwest Ohio. Friends may call at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, Sunday from 12-8 P.M. Gail will lie in-state at our Lady of Mount Carmel Monday from 10 A.M. until Mass of Resurrection at 11:00 A.M. Father Steven Rooney will officiate. Burial be in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, Temperance. Capaul Funeral Home, Ida is in charge of arrangements.
Born March 20, 1945 in Astoria, Oregon she was the daughter of Earl and Helen (Keller) Richason. She married Terrence B. Roach on November 30, 1968 in St. Anthony, Temperance. She was a teachers aide for Ida Public Schools for 23 years and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Temperance. She spent her winters in Mesa AZ where she was a member of the Bunco and hiking club. She loved to fish and spend time with her family and friends and watch her grandchildren's dance recitals and sporting events.
She is survived by her husband Terrence; sons, Eric A. (Deanna) Roach of Lambertville and Keith W. Roach of Marion, Ohio; a brother, Earl R. (Dianne) Richason of Dundee; grandchildren Alexa, Evan, Dine'. She was preceded in death by her parents her in-laws, Lawrence W. and Romaine Kay Roach. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan.
Patti Rohs Schreiner-Taylor
Oct 01, 1945 - Feb 16, 2022 (76)
Patti Schreiner, a longtime resident of Hoover, AL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Patti graduated from Miami University in Ohio in 1967. She started teaching Jazzercise in Jasper, AL, in 1979 and continued in Birmingham until 2006. While an instructor, she also worked as a Regional Administrator for Jazzercise. For 27 years, until her death, Patti was a real estate agent. She received many awards and commendations, including being named Top Producer in the Dixie Region for many years.
Her faith was central to her life, and she was very active in her church, Hunter Street Baptist Church. During her long and happy life, Patti enjoyed travelling, dancing, family, and friends. In both her careers, Patti was driven to succeed by her passion for people. She drew strength and meaning from relationships. Her clients quickly became friends. She loved people in an overt and genuine way. She was quick to give support, show compassion, offer a hug, deliver a meal, or a lend an ear. Gifts were her love language and her generosity was extreme.
After the loss of her husband of 48 years, Patti found love again when she married Dave Taylor last year. Although she is missed with profound sadness, her family finds comfort in knowing she was warmly welcomed to eternity with God.
Mrs. Schreiner is preceded in death by her husband, Jack; parents, Joe and Dottie Rohs; and brother, Don 'Skip' Rohs. She is survived by her husband, Dave Taylor; daughters, Jennifer (Brett) Ross and Beth (Steve) Staula; grandchildren, Carter Ross, Caroline Ross, Lake Williams, Cole Williams and Aspen (Hunter) Wyatt; and great-grandchildren, Odette and Moses Wyatt.
The celebration of Patti's life will be at 11 am on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022, at Hunter Street Baptist Church, with visitation beginning at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society, 300 Snow Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209.
Apr 28, 1945 - Feb 01, 1982 (36)
David A. Rud, 36, of Burlington, Mass., and formally of the 1400 block of Colburn Street, died Wednesday, February 10, in the Sidney Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Mass., after a lengthy illness. He was an engineer the past four years for the Raytheon Corporation Bedford Mass.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; son, Matthew; daughter, Dawn, and parents Mr. and Mrs. George F Rud. Services were in Burlington.
The family request that any tributes be in the form of contributions to the Cancer Institute in Boston.
Jun 25, 1945 - May 28, 1999 (53)
Carl F. Schneider, age 53, of St. James Ct., Toledo, died Friday, May 28, 1999 in his home. Mr. Snyder was a self-employed gumball vending machine operator for many years and also a chef at Heatherdowns Country Club. He was a graduate of Owens Technical College in hotel-motel management. A Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, Carl was the activities director at OLPH Church and spent many long hours with the children whom he loved and cherished very much.
Carl is survived by his wife of 29 years Patricia Smith; his son Jason (Teresa) of Toledo; grandson, Deven; and granddaughter Amelia, whom “They love Pappa best”. Also surviving are his brother, Leonard (Nancy) Schneider of Maumee, nephew, Ronald (Therese), niece, darling Melinda, nephew, Andy; sister, Ruth Ann (Don) Rothenbuhler of Maumee, nephew, Buzz (Becky) and Jeff and Brent; sister Jeanne (Don) Romanofski of Tennessee; niece, Lynn (Steve); and great-nephews, Troy, Matt, Christopher; and great-niece Crystal.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Esther (Ingerham) Schneider; and a nephew, John Charles Rothenbuhler.
Friends will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home Thursday, June 3, 1999 from 2 to 9 PM where a Scripture service will be held at 7:30 PM. A Memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be held Friday at 11 AM and Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Carl requested that and tributes that might be made in his name be used to purchase a popcorn machine for the activity center at OLPH.
May 31, 1945 - Aug 18, 2016 (71)
David Lee Schultz, age 71, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died Aug. 18, 2016. Mr. Schultz was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Community.
He is survived by: Wife of 47 years - Barbara Schultz, Sons - Adam (Lindsay) Schultz and Andrew (Amanda) Schultz, Brother- Thomas (Gretchen) Schultz, Grandchildren - John Robert "Jack" Schultz and Benjamin Andrew Schultz.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 at St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, TN.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the St. Stephen Catholic Community (Life Teen Group) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Visitation will be at St. Stephen Catholic Community from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday with a Vigil service at 8 p.m. and one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Dec 26, 1944 - Oct 17, 2007 (63)
Dick was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Florence Shumer; brother, Donald Shumer; and father-in-law Charles Dunn.
Dick is survived by his wife Marrie; daughters, Robin Shumer, Erin (Andrew) Tite; and grandchildren Taylor Shumer and Zoe Roland. He is also survived by his brothers, James (Diane) Shumer and Daniel (Diane) Shumer and sisters, Mary Jane (Ron) Staple and Susan (Utah) Harris; sister-in-law, Carol Shumer; mother-in-law, Virginia Dunn; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Candace (Randy) House.
Carol Schwandt Williams
Jan 16, 1945 - May 19, 2012 (66)
Carol Ann Williams (nee Schwandt), age 66, of Brookfield, WI, passed away on May 19, 2012. She was born January 16, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio.
Survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Leigh Williams; her sons and daughter-in-law, Joel (Kristi) Williams and Russell (Sara) Williams, her beloved grandchildren, Jacob and Katie Williams and Natalie Williams. Survived by her dear father-in-law, Leigh H. Williams. Also survived by her sister, Jean (Warren) Leith, and brothers-in-law, Steve (Betty) Williams and Bill (Lori) Williams, and seven nieces and nephews. She was proceed in death by her mother Dorothy Schwandt and mother-in-law Helen Williams.
She graduated from capital University in Columbus Ohio and Cardinal Strich College in Milwaukee and taught school at Whitnall High School for 37 years.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Community United Methodist Church 14700 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove from 9:30 AM until the time of memorial service at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers memorials appreciated to Elm Brook School District Reading Program.
Pam Scott Fetters
Apr 25, 1945 - Apr 26, 2019 (74)
Pam Scott Fetters
Businesswoman remembered for community service, love
WOODSTOCK TWP. — A longtime fixture in the Woodstock Township community is being remembered for her dedication to the community and love for others.
Pamela Fetters, who owned Admiral Woody’s Treasure Chest and co-owned Woodstock Wine and Cheese with her son, Bill, died April 26, one day after her 74th birthday.
Fetters’ son, Bill, said Tuesday that her death following a short period of failing health was “unexpected but expected at the same time,” but that he takes comfort in her approach to life and death.
“She had an understanding of the reality of life,” he said in between a steady flow of visitors to Woodstock Wine and Cheese to offer condolences. “To her, death was not a big deal. She always had a great respect for life and death and was never scared of it. She was a big believer in the (teachings of the) Tibetan book of the dead, and I take comfort in that.”
Fetters said his mother was known by many to be a nurturing, caring lady, “but a hardnose” at the same time, a smart and savvy businesswoman who was generous but who would not be taken advantage of.
“She loved many, trusted few; that was a credo of hers,” Fetters said.
However, he said, his mother had an unwavering passion for helping people and animals.
“If someone was in distress, she would want to make it right, at her expense but without any glory,” Fetters said. “She would go around at the holidays and drop coats on people’s doorsteps if she knew they needed one but were too proud to ask, just for her own comfort to know someone was being taken care of.”
Pam Fetters ran the Woodstock Wine and Cheese store for 35 years, with many of those years with her son and grandson at her side. She also owned and operated Admiral Woody’s Treasure Chest next door, and formerly owned Woody’s Wiggly Worms located down the road along U.S. 223.
Fetters also sat on the Woodstock Township Board of Review, and was a member of the Land and Lake Ladies Club, as well as the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce.
Woodstock Township Supervisor Matt SeGraves said Tuesday that Fetters “was respected and well-liked by the residents whom she represented or considered when they came in to the board of review.”
“She worked well with others in her capacity,” SeGraves said. “They all enjoyed working with her, and when we considered renewals on the board as we always do, her name had come up as a definite ‘yes.’ ”
SeGraves said Fetters was highly respected as a person and as a businesswoman.
“Her opinions were held in high esteem,” SeGraves said. SeGraves said Fetters was instrumental in “guiding (Bill) to getting involved on the township’s zoning board of appeals.”
“His involvement is divine timing,” SeGraves said. “He has picked up the baton.”
“Pam will be missed,” SeGraves said.
Barbara Barnes said Fetters was her “best friend,” someone she saw as “somewhere between a mother-daughter relations and sisters.”
“She was quite the lady,” Barnes said of her friendship of 35 years with Fetters. “She had one of those personalities that age was never a thing with what she did. She was the same energetic person then as she was now. She was driven; the community was her family.”
Barnes said Fetters’ boyfriend, John Baron, “took real good care of her and let her be who she was.”
Fetters took over the Woodstock Wine and Cheese store in 1983. Barnes said the business was Fetters’ “joy.”
“She put all her knowledge and talent into the store,” Barnes said.
When she wasn’t tending to the store, Barnes said, Fetters was “always proud of her flowers, she loved her dogs, and she gave back to so many.”
“She lives on in so many people,” Barnes said. “She’s going to be missed, that’s for sure.”
A memorial gathering for Fetters is set for 2 p.m. May 11 at the Manitou Beach Marina, 9517 Devils Lake Highway.
Sandy Smith Clapp
Sep 29, 1945 - Apr 13, 2022 (76)
Heaven gained an angel as Sandra Lou Clapp, 76, passed away to be with the Lord on April 13, 2022. Born September 29, 1945, to Malcolm and June Smith from Maumee, Ohio. Sandra was a 1963 graduate of Maumee High School. Sandra's love for her family was endless. In her early adulthood, she extended her love by fostering several children for 10 years. Her love for helping people grew into pursing a career in nursing. After retiring from the Medical College of Ohio, she moved to Leesburg, Florida where she continued to do what she loved which was advocating and helping those that were in need. She also had become a member of "Ladies of the Lakes Red Hatters", which she served as "Vice Queen". Sandra's act of love and kindness will never be forgotten as she has made a difference to all who knew and loved her.
Preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Linda Woody. She is survived by her husband, John Clapp; daughters, Ellen Russell, Aileen (Ephram) Starkey, Jennifer Dahmani, Angela (Charlie) Tibbs, Christina Knack; and grandchildren, Cherie Hairisen-Hall, Heather Hairisen, Brittany Heise, Austin Clapp, Joshua Knack, James Knack, Staci Bienko, Autumn Clapp, Baya Dahmani, Allison Knack. Also surviving are 6 great-grandchildren.
Family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and/or to Alzheimer's Association. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Jan 23, 1945 - Nov 27, 2013 (68)
Daniel Edward Sprinski, age 68 years, of Toledo, Ohio passed away November 27, 2013. Cremation Society of Toledo.
Oct 20, 1945 - Feb 15, 1991 (45)
John T. Stahl, 45, 90 Lakeview Dr. Route 5, died at his home Friday morning. He was general manager of Quality Drop Forge.
He was born October 20, 1945, in Toledo, Ohio the son of Wayne and Ruth (Brown) Stahl. In 1967 he married Beverly Santus who survives. He graduated from Maume High School in 1963 and was a graduate of Defiance College. He moved from Toledo to Defiance in 1978. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Defiance Kiwanis, Defiance Elks, and Defiance High School's Academic Boosters and Athletic Boosters.
Also surviving are his parents, of Waterville; two daughters, Renac, a student at Duke University and Rebecca, at home; a son, Ryan, at home; a sister, Nancy Chambers, Little Rock, Arkansas; a brother, Jerry, Yorba Linda, California; and a grandmother, Nan Adkins, Toledo.
Services will be at 11:30 AM Tuesday at the church of Reverend Ed Schleter officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM Sunday and from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM Monday at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home. A vigil service will be held at 7:30 PM Monday.
Preferred memorials are to be to a charity of the donors choice.
Linda Stevelberg Kamann
May 20, 1945 - Apr 13, 2015 (69)
Linda L Kamann, age 69, of Toledo, Ohio passed away April 13, 2015 in hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo. Born May 20, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio, Linda was the adoptive daughter of Morris and Helen (Sanders) Stevelberg. Linda was a graduate of Maumee High School and trained as an LPN working at various doctors offices.
Linda was preceded in death by her daughter Kelly Rister and her parents Morris and Helen Stevelberg. Surviving is her husband Charles Kamann Jr., grandsons, Nicholas Willard, Cody Harris, Noah Marietta.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Fort Meigs Cemetery at 1 p.m. Arrangements by Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home 3453 Heatherdowns Blvd. at Byrne Rd. Please view and sign Linda's condolence page at bersticker-scottfuneralhome.com The family suggests memorials to hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Aug 11, 1945 - Feb 16, 2022 (76)
Michael L. Sullivan, age 76, of Waterville, OH passed away peacefully in his sleep, February 16, 2022 at Heritage Village. He was born August 11, 1945 in Toledo to Kenneth L. and Dorothy A. Sullivan. Mike graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Business degree. He was employed by Owens Corning Fiberglass for over 32 years. Mike also worked as a Manager for the Ruben Company, managing One Government Center for 15 years. He enjoyed model trains, boating, but most importantly spending time with his family and being in nature.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Kay (Friend) Sullivan; children, Sean (Carrie Cayton) Sullivan and Dori (Brian) Simmons; grandsons, Ethan Simmons and Adam Simmons; sisters, Shari Pell and Patricia Seigel; feline companion, "Dakota."
The family will receive guests Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Mike's memory.
Yvonne Tavtigan Szyperski
Nov 13, 1945 - Mar 23, 2021 (75)
Yvonne Marie Szyperski, age 75, died at home surrounded by her loving family on March 23, 2021 from Alzheimer's disease. Beloved wife of Thomas for 53 years. Loving Mother to Paul (Andrea), Katherine, Elizabeth (Richard), and Joseph (Amy). Adoring Mimi to Isabel, Thomas, Samuel, Victor, Emma, Eleanor, Isaac, Taft, Theodore, and Roman. Sister to Archel Sneider and June Bobak (Greg) and sister-in-law Mary (Lowell) Baumker. Fond aunt, cousin and friend to many.
Yvonne graduated from Maumee High School and the University of Toledo, with a Bachelor's degree in education. She taught several subjects at area high schools but always loved teaching history the most. Known for being a tough teacher, she took pride in her work and her expectations only matched her own work ethic.
After meeting on a blind date, she married Thomas Szyperski and together they raised their four children. It was never too hot or cold to sit through one of the hundreds of baseball or football games played by her sons. Never too early to call for help or advice and never the wrong time to go on an adventure. Together, Tom and Yvonne travelled the world, but found their greatest joy in hours spent together working in their garden. Yvonne never shied away from hard work and her home and yard were a reflection of her artistic eye and willingness to get her hands dirty.
As a mother, she celebrated each of her children's individual spirits. As always her expectations were high, but we were never compared and she showered each of us with exactly the right amount of tough love. We were never allowed to quit, never allowed to lie and never allowed to be lazy. Somehow, no matter what growing pain we faced, the refrain "they're just jealous because you're half Armenian" or "you'll feel better if you vacuum the family room" were always ready. She was fierce in her love for us, never shied away from a challenge, lived life on her terms and seemed to never be afraid.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her beloved grandchildren. Somehow she managed to share a unique bond with each of them, and all knew the glow of time spent with Mimi. Lunches on the lawn, jaunts to Target and during summer vacations in Michigan, her grandchildren were provide a lifetime of cherished memories.
Having watched her mother succumb to this terrible disease, Yvonne recognized the early signs of Alzheimer's 10 years ago. She faced this final chapter with unwavering dignity and we as a family have been humbled at the opportunity to care for her with the same level of love and compassion, she always showered on us.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Varkes and Rose Tavtigian; and her sister, Katherine Coburn.
Memorial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the Alzheimer's Association in her name.
Sandra Versprille Stapleton
Sep 23, 1945 - Jul 28, 2013 (67)
Sandra (Versprille) Stapleton, age 67, of Waterville, OH, passed peacefully July 28, 2013. She was born in Toledo, Ohio to Alfonse and Louise (Lukacheck) Versprille. A member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Maumee, Ohio and formerly of St. Patrick's of Heatherdowns, Toledo, OH. Sandy loved her family and spending time with them.
She is survived by her husband Thomas F.; children, Matthew (Teresa) Stapleton, Andrew (Meghan) Stapleton, and Bridget (Francis) Duffy; grandchildren, Meghan, Morgan, Conor, Maddigan, and Francis; brother, Alfonse Versprille; sisters, Mary L. Skinner, and Robin Holly (Buddy) Ross, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law Edward F. Skinner.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate her life on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 3 PM to 8 PM at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home 501 Conant St. Maumee, OH. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Maumee, OH. Internment will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery Maumee, OH. Memorial contributions for Sandra can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio 2831 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115. Online condolences may be given at Walkerfuneralhomes.com.
Jan 18, 1945 - Sep 02, 1995 (50)
Robert M Warnock, Jr., age 50, of Sylvania Township, died Saturday, September 2, 1995 at the Northwest Ohio Hospice Unit in Perrysburg, Ohio. Mr. Warnock was in life insurance sales for 17 years with Mutual of New York. He was an Air Force veteran (1996 -1970) during the Vietnam War serving in Thailand. He was also a member of Olivet Lutheran Church and the International Order of Odd Fellows.
He is survived by his wife Margaret "Marge" Justen; daughter, Stephanie Warnock; brothers, Eric (Janet) Warnock, Roger (Karen) Warnock and Clark (Becky) Warnock; sister, Harriet (David) Warnock-Graham; parents, Maurice and Frances Warnock. There are 27 nieces and nephews and 8 great-nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives are invited to visit at the Ansburg West Funeral Home 3000 Sylvania Ave. between Secor and Douglas Roads, Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 AM at the Olivette Lutheran Church. Mr. Warnock's body will lie in state in the church atrium one hour prior to services. Internment Toledo Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions to the Northwest Ohio Hospice Assoc., or to Olivet Lutheran Church.
Pat Wilbarger Sampsell
Jan 26, 1945 - Oct 16, 2002 (57)
Patricia Lynn Sampsell (Wilbarger), age 57, of Toledo died Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg. Pat was employed as a manager at Island Variety for over 15 years until retirement due to her illness.
She is survived her son Josh Sampsell. Sister Elizabeth (Charlie) Williams and sister-in-law Judy Wilbarger. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Margaret Wilbarger and a brother Walter O. Wilbarger.
Friends may call at the Mason-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee, Friday, October 18, 2002 from 2 to 9 PM where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.