Walker Funeral Home
828 Sherman St. P.O. Box 349
Geneva, Ohio 44041
Phone: (440) 466-1108
Fax: (440) 466-9231
Kay J. Hawes 1941-2019
Kay J. Hawes, age 77, of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Born December 31, 1941 in Geneva, Ohio the daughter of Delpha G. & Hazel M. (Evans) Sloan. Married William "Bill" F. Hawes on July 27, 1972 in Austinburg, Ohio. A Custodian at the First Church of Christ, Austinburg. She loved spending time with her family, especially her Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, cooking, and camping.
Survived By: Children: Yvonne (Robert Holmes) Baboi, of Panama City, FL; Kay (Steven Roberts) Harding, of Geneva; William E. Hawes, of Geneva; Grandchildren: Kyle Baboi; Kody Baboi; Ashley Rijos; Matthew Miller; Katelynn Miller; Julie Hawes; Victoria Hawes; William Hawes; Great-Grandchildren: Keegan Campbell; Autumn Campbell; Harmonie Fenner; Sister: Jessie Dratwa, of Ashtabula.
Preceded By: Husband: William "Bill" F. Hawes; Grandson: Christopher Miller; Sisters: Viola Palma; Margaret Coursen; Yvonne Sloan; Brothers: Delpha G. Sloan, Jr. ; Henry C. Sloan; Glenn L. Sloan.
Calling Hours: 6-8:00 P.M. Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, Ohio.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 25, 2019 at Walker Funeral Home.
Officiating: Rev. John Germaine of Cherry Valley United Methodist Church.
Interment: Trumbull Cemetery, Trumbull Township, Ohio.
Contributions: To the family c/o Walker Funeral Home.
Greg R. Lavender 1969-2018
Greg R. Lavender, age 49, passed away March 10, 2019 unexpectedly at home. Born July 12, 1969 in New Castle, PA. Graduated Union Area High School and attended Slippery Rock State College. Resided at Geneva-on-the-Lake and worked at the family cottages since 1990.
Survived by: Father: Jim A. Lavender, of Geneva; Mother: Adalaide H. (Delaney) Lavender, of Willard; Brother: Jim R. (Barb) Lavender, of Willard; Aunt & Uncle: Bill & Joann, of Columbiana; and Several Cousins.
Memorial Service for Family at a later date.
Barbara B. Stuetzer 1923-2019
Barbara B. Stuetzer of Geneva, age 95, passed away Saturday, 9 March, 2019.
Barbara was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on August 4, 1923 to Alex and Laura McColl. She and her younger sister, Mary, grew up in Geneva. After graduating from Geneva High School, she attended the University of Cincinnati, attaining her Registered Nurse degree.
Barbara married Fred J. Stuetzer, a Navy pilot, and moved with Fred to San Diego, CA, where their first two children, John and Alex, were born. Daughter Beth was born in Pensacola, FL on a subsequent tour of duty. After Fred completed his active duty, the family moved back to Geneva and Barbara was hired as the school nurse in the Geneva School System. Two more children came along, Becky and Scott, and Barbara continued to work for the school system.
After the death of her husband, Fred, in 1958, Barbara went back to school and attained her teaching certificate. She remained working in the Geneva Area City School system, with jobs ranging from Physical Education teacher to ultimately retiring in 1985 as the first female Athletic Director in Ashtabula County.
In her retirement, she relished being around her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, pets, and friends. She traveled, volunteered in her community, and was always available to help anyone in need.
She was a remarkable woman who was dearly loved and will be missed by many.
Calling Hours: 6:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva
Service: 11:00am, Thursday, 14 March, 2019 at Walker Funeral Home
Interment: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneva, immediate family only.
In Lieu of Flowers: Hospice of the Western Reserve www.hospicewr.org
Gary G. Gersin 1941-2019
Gary G. Gersin 77 years old of Ashtabula, Oh passed away at Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield, Oh on Friday, March 8, 2019.
Born May 23, 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio to Paul L. and Olga W. (Pilot) Gersin, Sr.
Gary was a self-employed carpenter; enjoyed working on transmissions and enjoyed auto racing and drag racing at Thompson, Oh.
Survivors: 5 Children: Paul; Gary Jr. (Michelle); Jeffrey ; Theresa; and Derek; 4 Grandchildren; 1 Great Grandchild; Brothers: James (Linda) Gersin of Ashtabula; Paul (Betty) Gersin of Perry.
Preceded by Son, Richard and Parents.
Calling Hours: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva from
7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at funeral home at 10:00 am with Fr. Daniel Finnerty of the Assumption Church, Geneva, officiating.
Enterment: Alexander Harper Cemetery, Unionville, Oh
Donations in Gary's name to a charity of your choice.
George W. Coates 1930-2019
George W. Coates, age 89, passed away at home, Thursday, March 7, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 28, 1930 in Evanston, Illinois, to George S. and Elsie (Wilson) Coates. Married Ina M. (Nelson) on December 22, 1988 in Ripley, N.Y.
A self-employed entrepreneur in Construction Excavating and Demolition. He worked for Cameo Enterprises and also Emanon Enterprises. A member of Grace Lutheran Church for over 20 years, leading several leadership roles, including Deacon and President of church council, a greeter and an usher. A new member at Lake Erie Church of God and "Men of Valor" Bible Study group. George was the first African-American to be a member of Harpersfield Ruritan. Main things; church, family and work, that was George.
Survivors: Wife: Ina M. Coates; Children: George M. (Ruth) Coates; Penelope Coates; Alison (Rob) Gibson; Holly (Antonio) Oten; Gregory Coates; Todd Coates; Lesa Ray; Raven (Jeff) Proctor; Kenneth (Yvette) Wright; Christopher (Geri) Wright; 32 Grandchildren and 27 Great-Grandchildren.
Preceded by: His parents; Grandsons: Jerome "Devin" Noble; and Robert Lee Baker.
Services: Visitation: 5:30-6:00 P.M. Monday, March 11, 2019, with a Celebration of Life Service at 6:00 P.M. at Lake Erie Church of God, 3050 Antioch Rd., Perry, Ohio, with Rev. Rich Boll officiating.
Thomas J. Tice 1952-2019
Thomas Tice, age 66 of Geneva, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 at University Hospital, Geneva.
No services will be observed.
Teddy I. Browning 1948-2019
Teddy I. Browning, age 70, of Madison, passed away at home 2/19/2019. Born on 9/22/1948 in Ashtabula, Ohio the daughter of John S. & Doris (Brewer) Kuscsik.
Survived by: Daughter: Michelle I. Kuscsik of Madison; Brother: Lee Kuscsik, of North Carolina; Friend: Diane Omiecinski.
Preceded by: Her parents.
No services being observed.
Patricia "Patty Jo" Beckwith 1944-2019
Patrica Joanne (Pasquarelli-Toth) Beckwith passed away on February 1, 2019. Patty Jo was
born December 13, 1944 in Long Beach, California and was the daughter of Anne Stott and
John Pasquarelli. She was a well respected real estate agent as well as a postal carrier for the
Geneva area post office and a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association.
Left to cherish her memory are her devoted children Richard (Karen) Toth, Tony Toth, Kerry-
Anne Hite (Jeff), grandchildren Ricky, Tyler, and Joey Toth, Ava and Taylor Hite, sisters Kathy
Pasquarelli-Burr and Tresa Pasquarelli-Starcher and brothers John, Nick, Gary and Randy
Pasquarelli. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Ricky and husband Bruce
Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 3-6 pm with a service
immediately following at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St.,Geneva.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Geneva Public Library.
Christine E. Pendleton-Morris 1960-2019
Christine E. Pendleton-Morris, age 58, passed away January 23, 2019 at U.H. Geneva. She was born November 21, 1960 in Richmond Hts., Ohio, the daughter of Charles E. & Helen M. (Powell) Pendleton, She enjoyed getting dressed up and looking pretty.
Survivors: Children: Christopher Harco, of Conneaut; Timothy Pendleton; Siblings: Florine Conway, of Cleveland; Charles Pendleton; Debbie Mabley; Chrisopher (Barbara) Pendleton, of Ashtabula; Phillip ( Jill) Pendleton; Michael Pendleton; Edward (Linda) Stallard, of Cleveland; and Several Nieces/Nephews.
Preceded: Mother: Helen ( Powell) Stallard; Step-Father: Orville Stallard; Brother: Charles I.
Donations: Walker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 349, Geneva, Ohio.
No Services being observed.
Virginia L. Whitfield 1940-2019
Virginia L. Whitfield, age 78, passed away January 23, 2019 at U.H. Geauga Medical Center. She was born June 29, 1940 in Hazard, Kentucky to William H. and Virgie M. (Miller) Franks. Virginia was a machine operator at Perfection, Geneva for 18 years, and she attended the Peoples Church, in Geneva.
Survived by: Children: Lawsin (Kim) Whitfield, Geneva; Hugh (Tammy) Hawes, Geneva; Darlene (Patrick) McCall, Conneaut; Several Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren; Brothers: Darrell Miller, Ashtabula; Larry Franks, Kentucky; Gary Franks; Fredericktown.
Preceded by: Second Husband: James Whitfield; First Husband: Howard Hawes, Jr.; Son: Jackie; Sister: Rhonda Miller.
Calling Hours: 12-1:00 P.M. Tuesday 1/29/2019 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, Funeral service at 1:00 P.M. with Jeff Novak officiating.
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva
Jennie A. Virant 1923-2019
Jennie Virant, age 95, of Geneva, passed away January 22, 2019. Born April 26, 1923 in Geneva, Ohio to John and Mary (Katic) Jalovec. Jennie was a member of Assumption Church, worked in the school cafeteria and Fisher Spiegel. She enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening and the vineyards.
Survivors: Sons: Allen (Pam) Virant, David Virant all of Geneva; Grandchildren: Jessica (Rich) Hayden; Joe Daryth Virant; Joshua (Heather) Virant; Jon and Amanda; Great Grandchildren: Garrett; Alex; Nathan; Louis; Riley; Sydney and Nicholas.
Preceded: Husband, Albin; Sisters, Mary Cinkole and Helen Ferenchak.
Visitation: 1/25/2019 at Walker Funeral Home; 828 Sherman St.; Geneva from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.
Funeral: 1/26/2019 at 10:30 AM at Funeral Home with Father Finnerty, Assumption Church officiating.
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva
Donations: Lupus Foundation; 12930 Chippewa Rd.; Brecksville, OH 44141 and/or Hospice of Western Reserve; 1166 Lake Avenue; Ashtabula, OH 44004
Rosco M. McMillion 1943-2019
Rosco M. McMillion, age 75, of Geneva, passed away January 20, 2019 at Hospice of Western Reserve, Cleveland. Rosco worked at Perfection Corp.; Madison for 30 plus years. He enjoyed hunting and working outside.
Survivors: Sons: Billy (Jennifer) & John McMillion; Step-Daughter: Julie (Robert) Barnes, PA; Several Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren & Step-Grandchildren; Siblings: Dorothy (William) Sizemore, of Madison; Lois Cooper, of Pineville, W.V.; Delbert McMillion, of Rowley W.V.
Preceded in death: Son: Dennis; Step-Daughter: Dena Hill ; Siblings: Charles McMillion; Loretta McGirr; Velvi Thompson; by his Parents
Calling Hours: 5-7:00 P.M. January 24, 2019 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. January 25, 2019 at Walker Funeral Home.
Interment: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneva.
Taylor Russell 1932-2019
Taylor Russell, age 86, of Madison, passed away January 15, 2019 at home. He was born August 11, 1932 in Burlan, KY to Taylor and Willa Mae (Hogston) Russell. Taylor enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, watching wrestling, the Atlanta Braves, and baseball. Taylor also enjoyed doing yard work.
Survivors: His wife Ruby (Schoonover) Russell, whom he married January 7, 1956 in Mentor. Children: Cheryl (James) Kinney of Richmond, Ohio; Yvonne (Tim) McCourt of Madison. Grandchildren: Shannon; Sarah; Sondra; Corey; Cherie; Jason, and Kristol. Great Grandchildren: Taylor; Natalie; Nathaniel; Riley; Korah; Austin; Layla; Maria; Karmen; Rex Jr. “RJ”; Bruce and Kyle.
Preceded in death by his parents; Son Richard Taylor; 2 Great Grandchildren Jaylynn and Alexis.
Visitation will be Friday 1/18/2019 from 12:00 to 1:00 at Painesville Assembly of God; 10949 Johnnycake Ridge Rd. , with services immediately following with Rev. Aaron Taylor officiating.
William "Bill" James Harman 1929-2019
Bill was a member of the Painesville Assembly of God. He enjoyed fishing and southern Gospel music.
Survivors: His wife Janice Harman, whom he married May 11, 1957 in Fairport Harbor. Children: Randall (Lorraine) Harman of Leroy; Rebecca (John) Jones of Concord Township. Grandchildren: Nicholas A. (Bethany) Harman of Madison; Zachary Harman of Leroy; Caitlin Jones of Painesville; Lisa Jones and Alex Jones of Concord Township; Brother Robert Harman of Florida.
Preceded in death by his parents; two sons Richard “Ricky” and Jeffery “Jeff” Harman; Brother Edward Harman.
Visitation, Saturday, 1/19/2019 at Painesville Assembly of God; 10949 Johnnycake Ridge Rd from 10:00 -11:00 AM with a Celebration of Life to follow. Rev. Aaron Taylor will officiate.
Nancy Jean (Barnes) Scott
Nancy Jean (Barnes) Scott, 86, of Geneva, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, December 27, 2018. Nancy was born June 18, 1932 in Pierpont, Ohio to Ed and Pluma (Barnes) Wester. She was adopted by her maternal grandparents, William and Leila Barnes in 1936, and adopted back to her mother in 1949.
A 1950 graduate from Geneva High School, Nancy was dubbed as “Always Happy.” She was a telephone operator at Geneva Telephone Co. She was a secretary at AJ Egum Furniture Co. in Virginia. She worked at the Rhapsody Lounge in Geneva and became owner of the Grand River Manor until 1970. She was a longtime employee at Swallows Restaurant in Austinburg, and retired from Clay St. Inn in 1997.
Nancy was a member at St. John's Lutheran Church in Geneva and was on the Altar Guild and Ladies Bowling League. She was a member at the Ashtabula and Geneva Senior Centers. She volunteered at The Salvation Army. She enjoyed seamstress work, gardening, miniature golf, conversations, and being with her family. She wrote anecdotes reflecting thoughts on family members.
She is survived by her children: Richard (Darla) Ales, Michele Ales (Mike) Boutin, James Ales, Jennifer (Scott) Yackmack; and Caroline Scott Pinney; grandchildren: Charles Ales, Jason Ales, Ryan (Valeryia) Bailey, Jessica and Justin Ales, Alycia Ales (Dylan) Holt, Sydney and Olivia Pinney, Carley and Eric Salay; great grandson Paul Bailey. She is preceded by parents Pluma Barnes and Ed Wester; first husband Dick Ales; second husband Glenn "Scotty" Scott.
Services will be Saturday January 19, 2019 from 11:00AM to 1PM at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, Ohio. Interment at Mt. Pleasant at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Bella Care Hospice, 1933 St. Rt. 45, Austinburg, Ohio 44010.
Brandon M. Gockerell 1989-2019
Brandon M. Gockerell, age 29, of Ashtabula, passed away January 9, 2019 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. He was born April 22, 1989 in Painesville, to Andrew K. Gockerell and Amy L. (Hall) Hamrick. Brandon worked at World Wide Industries as a painter of water towers.
Survivors: Parents; Andrew K. Gockerell, Ashtabula; Amy L. (Hall) Hamrick, Rock Creek; Step-Father; Richard "Rick" Hamrick, Ashtabula; Sister: Brittney McKenzie, Geneva; Grandparents: Roberta Gockerell; Donna Hall.
Preceded by: Grandfathers: Michael Gockerell; Charles Hall.
Calling Hours: 6-8:00 P.M. January 14, 2019 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. January 15, 2019 at Walker Funeral Home.
Officiating: Pastor Aaron Culyer of the Altered Church, Painesville.
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva
Rick A. Gregory 1961-2018
Rick A Gregory, age 57, of Harpersfield Twp., passed away at home on December 16, 2018. He was born August 8, 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Harold "Dean" and Mary (Maitz) Gregory.
Rick married Stacie M. (Wilson) on 11/29/2008 in Geneva. He served in the U.S. Navy for seven years. A member of the Assumption Church, the Geneva F.O.E. # 2243. Rick worked for the Ford Motor Co. for 18 years and a Field Tech for Behr Systems.
Rick enjoyed spending time with his son and riding his Harley, an avid guitarist and enjoyed computer programming.
Survivors: Wife: Stacie; Son: Ricky A. Gregory Jr., of Harpersfield Twp.; Brother: Dean (Mary) Gregory, of Michigan; Sister: Anita (Kris Tetric) Keith, of Florida; Brother-in-law: Keith Lipovich, of Kentucky; Many nieces and nephews.
Preceded: His parents.
Calling hours will be 12/19/2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St. , Geneva. Graveside service 12/20/2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Harpersfield Cemetery - Rt. 307.
Donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project; USO: and DAV
Robert M. "Bobby" Moran 1952-2018
Robert M. "Bobby" Moran, age 66, of Genev-On-The-Lake, passed away on December 10, 2018 at Rae-Ann Nursing home, Geneva. He was born October 25, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Robert F. and Alice L. (Ugan) Moran. He married Donna J. (Brainard) Moran on December 26, 2006 in Phoenix, AZ. Robert was a Boat Technician, for Siman Marina, in Eastlake. Bobby was a "walking encyclopedia" when it came to all major sports, a sports fanatic. Enjoyed camping and dragraces.
Survived by: Wife: Donna; 3 Step-Sons: Phillip and Frank Cash; Scott Spring: Step-Granddaughter; Ruthann Cash; Siblings: Rini; Mary Beth; Pat Moran.
Preceded by: Parents.
No services being observed at this time.
Jeannine J. Stoker 1929-2018
Jeannine Stoker passed peacefully at her home on November 30, 2018 at age 89. Born in Oil City, Pennsylvania on October 17, 1929, daughter to Ruth (Myers) and George Bahr. Jeannine was a beloved wife and mother.
She and her late husband, Robert Stoker, co-founded the Stoker Steel Fabricating Company. She was active in the United Circle at Geneva United Church and the local exercise group. Jeannine was vivacious, mischievous and stylish.
In her younger days, she was an avid supporter of her children and their school activities and volunteered with the New Neighbors League. Jeannine led a busy, happy life. She liked to travel, attend plays, interact with family and friends, and watch the birds that nested on her front porch.
"Why would I want to leave here," she once asked, "when I have all this?"
Survived by her children: John Stoker (Eleanor Schuler), Robert (Patricia) Stoker, and Nancy (Paul) Moseley; six grandchildren: David (Erin) Stoker, Greg Stoker, Katie Stoker, Anna (Kelson) Kerruish, Becca Moseley, and Sarah Moseley; two great-grandchildren, Theora and Alaya Kerruish; and her sister, Betty Tait. She was still sparkling at 89. We will miss her gracious company.
Calling Hours: December 13, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman Street, Geneva from 4:00-6:00 and 1 hour before the service.
Funeral: December 14, 2018 at 11:00am with Rev. Bryan Manary officiating of the United Church.
Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery, Thompson, OH
Donations: Hospice of Western Reserve.
Martha E. Harper 1925-2018
Martha E. Harper, age 93, of North Perry, passed away December 5, 2018 at home. She was born August 26, 1925 in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of Arlo and Delpha Ioma (Gee) Schupp. Martha was a bookkeeper working in various businesses, such as schools and at banks and retired in 1988. She was in the Eastern Star; Albuquerque, the knitting club and the pre-literary club. Enjoyed knitting, playing the organ and piano, reading and swimming.
Survivors: Children: Ellen (Dennis) Talbot, of Perry; Aaron (Laurlie) Harper, of Peyton, Colorado. Grandchildren: David Talbot; Ryan Harper; Martha (Ryan) Cox, Ben (Erin) Harper; Jacob Harper; Daniel (Andrea) Talbot; Effie (Jacob) Winterfeldt; Jonathan Talbot; Matthew Talbot; and Deja Harper; Great Grandchildren: Connor; Kaitlyn and Austin Cox; Porter Auga; Ava Talbot and Sora Harper. Brother: Warren (Joyce) Schupp; Niece: Sandra (Brad) Jensen; Nephew: George Schupp.
Preceded by: Husband: Harold W. Harper; Parents; Sister: Jean (Jack) Dunbar.
Calling Hours: 4-6:00 P.M. Sunday December 9, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Monday December 10, 2018 with a Visitation at 9:00 A.M. at Church of Jesus Christ of L.D.S., 2930 Townline Rd., Perry.
Interment: Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Kingsville, Ohio.
Tarishia G. "Patricia" Taylor-Perry 1948-2018
Tarishia "Patricia" Taylor-Perry, age 70, of Geneva, passed away on December 2, 2018 at Geneva Shores. She was born February 11, 1948 in Beckley, West Virginia, to Carol (Moss) & Clyde Perry (Cecil Taylor). Patricia was an Engineering Technician manufacturing control panels for 23 years at Harris Electrical, Palm Bay, FL. She worked at Watergate, owned a textile store, and was also a beautician. She enjoyed playing pool, sewing, making wedding dresses, quilting, computers, doing ceramics, crafting, and interior decorating.
Survived by: Daughters: Tina (Robert) Giambanco; Tammy (Vincent) Serio, both of Sebastine, FL; Teresa Nichols, of Melbourne, FL; Grandchildren: Kathy; Shannon; Ashley; Rafaella; Lorenzo; Matthew; and Brandon; 5 Great Grandchildren; 7 Siblings: Larry (Liz) Perry; James (Cheryl) Perry; Donald (Rhobyerta) Perry; Nina (Roger) Price; Pam Perry; Sherrie (Rick) Durkovic; Melodi (Julio) Torres.
Preceded by: Sister; Sharon; Parents; and Paternal Grandparents.
Service: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva.
Donations: Geneva Shores Activity Dept., 60 West St., Geneva, Ohio 44041.
Gregory J. "Joe" Vliek 1950-2018
Gregory J. "Joe" Vliek, age 68, passed away November 29, 2018 at Trip-Point Medical Center, Concord. He was born November 28, 1950 in Cleveland, to Stanley J. and Gladys (Swansen) Vliek. Married Heather Angel (Patternac) on December 17, 2000 in Geneva. "Joe" was a Merchant Seaman, and worked/co-owned Vliek & Sons Painting Co., Owned Miracle Painting Co. He was a member of Seafarer's International Union (Brotherhood of the Sea). He enjoyed playing gospel music on his guitar. A talented artist who drew the Westcott boat on a U.S. Mail bucket-to transfer mail from land to ship. The U.S. Mail bucket is currently on display at the Dawson Marine Museum in Michigan.
Survived by: Wife: Heather, of Ashtabula; Children: Misty Shirer, of Madison; Matthew (Erica) Vliek, of Madison; Grandchildren: Jacob, Sarah, Emma Shirer, Hannah, Iszabelle, Matthew, Greysin Vliek. Great Grandson: Myles. Siblings: Chuck (Judy) Vliek, of Madison; John (Marilyn) Vliek, of Ashtabula; Debbie (Ditmar) Moegelin, of Lompec, CA.
Preceded by: Step-Son: Chris; Sister: Sharen; and his parents.
Calling Hours: 7-8:00 P.M. December 4, 2018 at New Life Assembly of God, 1961 LaFevre Rd., Geneva, with a Celebration of Life Service at 8:00 P.M.
Officiating: Pastor John Vliek
Contributions may be made to: Walker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 349, Geneva, OH 44041
David F. Williams 1966-2018
David F. Williams, age 52, Geneva, passed away November 22, 2018 at his home. He was born November 3, 1966 in Madison, to Thomas and Dorothy J. (Schultz) Williams. David worked as an excavator operator for several construction companies, excavated at Spire Institute, and worked at Allpass Corp., Madison. David enjoyed campfires, cooking, hunting, fishing, and watching Nascar.
Survivors: Ex-Wife: Susan; Step-Children: Tammy Demmons; Valerie Demmons; Step-Grandchildren: Ashley Oros; Christina Oros; Cheyenne Webb; Several Siblings; Several Nieces & Nephews; Several Great Nieces & Nephews.
Preceded by: His parents; Brothers: Dale; & Thomas.
Celebration of Life Gathering: 2-4:00 P.M., Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Contributions: Geneva Food Pantry, 505 W. Main St., Geneva.
Alexander F. Phillips 1942-2018
Alexander F. Phillips, Saybrook Twp., age 75, passed away at home on 11/24/2018.
Survivors: Wife: Sharon; Sons: Mike (Beth); Timothy (Opal) Phillips; 5 Grandchildren.
No services being observed at this time.
Interment: Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
Mildred "Jo" Gregory 1937-2018
Mildred "Jo" Gregory, age 81, Geneva, passed away November 9, 2018 at home. Born February 4, 1937 in Greenview, West Virginia.
Survivors: Curtis Gregory; Oliver M. Gregory; Betty Jane-Dunlap of Valdosta, GA; Steve E. Gregory; and Long Time Companion: Max Rosario.
Following her wishers her body was donated to Case Western Reserve University Medical School. Through her death she hoped to help the living.
Diana L. Mundie 1948-2018
Diana L. Mundie, age 70, of Geneva, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Mercy New Life Hospice Center, Lorain. Born on March 20, 1948 in Parkersburg, West Virginia the daughter of Burl & Helen M. (Grady) Underwood. Married Raymond L. Mundie, Jr. on December 21, 1985 in Geneva. She worked as a Dietary aid, nurses aid, a housekeeper, and in central supply at Geneva Memorial Hospital for 10 years. A member and Deaconess of Park Street Christian Church, Geneva, and a lifetime member of the Geneva V.F.W. Post 6846 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, crocheting and was an avid reader.
Survivors: Husband: Raymond L. Mundie, Jr.; Son: Roger (Becky) Camp, of Lorain; Daughter: Halle Shipley, of Geneva; Grandchildren: Rose (Martin) Drellishak, Sheffield Lake; Emily (Eugene) Dohnenko, Amherst; Nicholas Camp, London, OH; Andreas Camp, Lorain; John Camp, Lorain; Francis Camp, Lorain; Robert Camp, Lorain; Elena Cruz, Parma; Brittney Shipley, Champaign, Illinois; Krysti Shipley, Champaign, Illinois; Great Grandchildren: Leonardo Dohnenko; Livia Dohnenko; Kathleen Drellishak.
Preceded by: Parents; and Good Friend: Mateo Suarez.
Calling Hours: 1-3:00 P.M. Thursday, November 15, 2018 with Funeral Service following at 3:00 P.M. at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Officiating: Friend; Denise Scibona from Park Street Church, Geneva.
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva.
Donations: Park Street Church, Geneva.
Jean E. Ogden 1917-2018
GENEVA -- Jean Elizabeth Ogden, age 101, went to the arms of Jesus on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at the Geneva Village, Geneva, Ohio.
Born March 13, 1917 in Weston, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Swayzee L. and Sarah Elizabeth (Tinney) Herndon. A graduate of Jefferson High School, Jean spent most of her life in Northeast Ohio. Jean married Edwin Ogden in 1950.
Jean was an “Avon Lady” in the Geneva area for over 45 years. She drove and delivered her Avon orders into her 90’s. As “guided by the Lord”, Jean was always ready to witness to her family, customers, neighbors and especially the children in her neighborhood, desiring that “all would be saved”. An active member of the United Church of Geneva since 1947, she served as 4th grade Sunday School teacher, on Mission Board, Deaconesses, in United Circle and “however the Lord led”. Jean was still participating in the Wednesday Morning Prayer Group that she and June Pepin started in the 1960’s.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Rose Reed of Rhode Island; several grandchildren including Dr. David Reed of Hilliard, OH; Navy Reserve Commander Michael Reed of Nashua, NH; Deborah Maxwell Jones and Gessi Conklin, both of Texas; several great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces including Alice Shiner of Pierpont; Beth Gonya and Patty Pines, both of Florida; Becky Peay of Minnesota; Suzette Clemons of Ohio; Marian Grace and Marlene Kovach, both of N. Madison; Marcia Dodge of Georgia; David Herndon of Kansas; and close friends and helpers, Phil and Cathie Schmidt of Geneva.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Glenn and Bob Conklin; stepson, Fred Ogden; sisters, Reva Cravener, Lucille Herndon and Chloe Herndon; brothers, Oris, Arley and Ralph Herndon.
Interment is Friday, November 16th at 2 P.M. at Evergreen Cemetery on Eastwood St. in Geneva. Memorial service is Saturday, November 17th, at 10 A.M. at United Church, 75 S. Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041 with Rev. Bryan Manary officiating. Flowers may be delivered to the church (440-466-2824) on Friday from 9 a.m. – noon, or donations may be made to Geneva United Church, Geneva Food Pantry or Hospice of the Western Reserve. Arrangements are by Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman Street, Geneva, Ohio (440-466-1108).
Janet A. Tinney 1953-2018
Janet Arlene Tinney went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, November 2nd surrounded by loved ones. Janet was born on April 23, 1953 in Ashtabula, Ohio. She resided in the Geneva area for her entire life and was a graduate of Geneva High School class of 1971. On July 22, 1972, Janet married her high school sweetheart David Tinney. She was a wonderful wife, loving mother and nana, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to all. Janet loved singing, crafting, shopping, reading, going to garage sales and spending time with her family and friends. Janet and her husband Dave managed the Ben Franklin Store in Geneva. She was the Assistant Manager/Loan Officer of Security Federal Savings and Loan. Janet was Office Manager at First Assembly of God and recently retired from Third Dimension. Janet was a member of Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce, Ashtabula County Board of Realtors as well as treasurer of both the Geneva Business Women and Geneva Lions Club.
She is survived by her husband David Ray Tinney, sons: Brian (Jennie) of Macedonia, Jason (Sabrina) of Geneva, mother: Ida Mae Rogers of Geneva, siblings: Bonnie (Dennis) Russell of Mentor, Tom Nordquest of Geneva, Larry Nordquest of Aurora, Tamara Pollock of Geneva, grandchildren: Leann, Jacob, Darren and Brianna Tinney.
Preceded in death by her father Calvin Nordquest, step-father Harry Pollock, father-in-law and mother-in-law Paul and Elizabeth Tinney.
The family wishes to thank the many caregivers at UH 5th floor Lerner tower and Hanna House for their wonderful care and support.
Services will be held at the Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman Street, Geneva, Ohio. Calling hours 5-8pm on Wednesday, November 7th, Funeral at 10am on Thursday, November 8th with Rev. Steve Maugh of the Faith Community Church officiating. Burial following service.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Samuel C. Coy 1921-2018
Samuel C. Coy, age 97, of Brookfield, Ohio, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Hospice of the Valley Hospice House, Poland, Ohio. Born on Saturday, October 1, 1921 in Austinburg, OH the son of Wilbert M. & Belle G. (Thompson) Coy. Married Mary F. Coy on October 23, 1948 in South Harpersfield. A Masonry brick layer for Loucy Construction and serving in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II. He was a member of the Ohio Brick Layers Union, and enjoyed spending time with his brother and sisters family, 3/4 Arabian Horses and a Cleveland Indians fan.
Survived by: Sons: Michael J. (Barbara) Coy, Sudance, WY; Kim Collin (Dawn) Coy, Brookfield, OH; 3 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren; Siblings: Bill (Jeanette) Coy, G-O-T-L; Janet Bowser, Geneva; Roberta (Robert) Weaver, Ashtabula; Doris Shahan, Painesville.
Preceded by: Wife: Mary "Faye" Coy; Son: Steven Thomas Coy.
Memorial Service: 11:00 AM Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva. Officiating: Cora Walker.
Interment: Old Harpersfield Cemetery, Cork Cold Springs Rd.
Contributions: Hospice of the Valley Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Rd., Poland, OH 44514.
Wilmer F. "John" Rose, Jr. 1944-2018
Wilmer F. "John" Rose, Jr, 74, Saybrook Twp. passed away Monday, October 22, 2018 at his home. Born on April 7, 1944 in Geneva, Ohio, the son of Wilmer F. & Virginia "Ginger" (Freede") Rose, Sr. Married Lynne M. La Rusch on December 31, 1981 in Geneva. Worked at Reliance Electric, Ashtabula for 21 years. He loved spending time with his family, avid '57 & '55 Chevy Man; restoring them; enjoyed watching Nascar and the Browns, raced Raceway 7 and loved mowing the grass.
Survived by: Wife: Lynne; Children: Kimberley Lambert, Ashtabula; Susan (Jim) O'Leary, Geneva; John R. "Bud" Rose, Ashtabula; Sam (Anita) Butler, Austinburg; Shane (Sara) Butler, Austinburg; Bobbi Jo (Tim) Palte, Geneva; 23 Grandchildren; 8 Great Grandchildren; Brother: Donald (Cheryl) Rose, Geneva.
Preceded by: Parents; Brother: James Sr.
Calling Hours: 7-9:00 PM , October 25, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, October 26, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home with Pastor Samara LaRusch-Jenkins of Crestline United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva
Margaret Horn 1931-2018
Margaret Horn, age 87, of Painesville Township, passed away on Monday October 22, 2018, at the David Simpson Hospice House. Born on January 6, 1931 in Mt. Arlington, N.J. the daughter of John T. & Helen (Faderwick) Traylor. Married Robert R. Horn. A Managing Cosmotologist at Dimensions & Haircutting , Painesville, for 34 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, sewing and crafting.
Survived by: Daughters: Robyn (Jerry) Van Dellen, Corona, CA; Cindy (Tom) Tulloch, Geneva; Grandchildren: Heather; Sean; Heidi; Shannon; Bill; Ryan; Great Grandchildren: Arianna; Tyler; Gabe; Liam; Sisters: Ethel Sutton, N.J.; Alice Nylander, N.J.; Brother: John Traylor, N.J.; and Several Nieces & Nephews.
Preceded by: Husband; Parents; Sister: Helen Delmo; Brother: Edward Traylor; Frank Traylor.
No Services being observed at this time.
Marilyn M. Piercy 1957-2018
Marilyn M. Piercy, age 61, of Painesville, passed away Saturday October 20, 2018 at Pine Grove Healthcare in Geneva, Ohio, where she was a resident. Born on July 7, 1957 in Painesville, the daughter of Albert P. & Dorothy (Yeater) Piercy.
Marilyn enjoyed cooking, sewing and coloring. Her cats Baby and Green Eyes were the children she never had.
She is survived by Siblings: Debbie Yeater; Wave (Keith) Herman; Dee (Jeff) Bates; Jessie Keeney; Curt Piercy; Gail Piercy; Kevin (Sue) Piercy; Chris Piercy; Ron (Vicki) Piercy; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded by: Parents; Brother: Albert Piercy; Brother-in-law Curtis Keeney.
Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery, Thompson. Celebration of Life to follow.
Celebration of Life at a later date.
William E. Cooper 1919-2018
William E. "Bill" Cooper, age 99 of Geneva passed away October 2, 2018 in Geneva. He was born April 22, 1919 in Saint Joseph, Kentucky, to Joseph and Gertrude (Beavins) Cooper. Married Betty A. (Calhoun) August 1956 in Geneva. Worked at Lubrizol Corp., and served our country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Bill was also an avid fisherman and hunter; a nuisance trapper and member of the Trapper Assoc. and Ashtabula Co. Coonhunters Association. An Ohio State & Steelers sports fan, and raced stock cars at G-O-T-L car "77", also a member of the Geneva V.F.W.
Survived by: Wife Betty; Sons: Bob (Norma) Cooper, of Geneva; David (Sandi Ryder) Cooper, of Painesville: Several Grand; Great Grand & Great Great Grandchildren. Siblings: Jack (Betty) Cooper, of Cambridge; Jeannie Bidlack, of Garrettsville.
Preceded by: Parents; Siblings: Francis, Paul, Mary & Dorothy.
Calling Hours: Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 from 11 am-1pm followed by funeral at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery with Military Honors performed by the Geneva VFW Post #6846 Colorguard.
Wilman G. Stoltz 1927-2018
Wilman G. "Bill' Stoltz age 90 of Morgan Twp. passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018 at his daughter's home in Geneva.
Born on December 3, 1927 in Harpersfield Twp. to Guy W.and Elizabeth (Berhent) Stoltz.
He was a U.S. Army WWII Veteran; worked at Geneva Cocoa- Cola Plant and at Geneva True Temper. Enjoyed playing polka music on his accordion, 4-wheeling, tractors, motorcycles and boating.
Survivors include his Children: Rick (Gail) Stoltz of Saybrook Twp.; Marilyn Stoltz of Geneva Twp., Randy (Judy) Stoltz of Harpersfield Twp., Eric (Cristie) Stoltz of Geneva; numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren; Sister Marcie Terry of Jefferson.
Preceded in life by his Wife, Jennie; Siblings: Alta Mae, Harlyn, Harold "Goose", and Lyle.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, Calling hours will be from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. The funeral will follow at WALKER FUNERAL HOME, 828 Sherman Street, Geneva. Family and Friends will celebrate his life story.
Burial: Trumbull Cemetery, Trumbull Twp., with Military Honors by Geneva V.F.W. Colorguard.
Wayne D. "Buck" Housel, I 1955-2018
Wayne "Buck" D. Housel, Ashtabula, Age 62, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 21, 2018 at A.C.M.C. He was born Tuesday November 15, 1955 in Ashtabula, to Lee T. and LaVerne F. (Furber) Housel. Married Wanda Y. (Murphy) April 2, 1983 in Madison, Ohio. He was a machinist at Fargo Machine Co. in Ashtabula, and retired in 2012. Also worked at P & S Maintenance in Ashtabula. He enjoyed classic cars; "Chevy Man".
Survivors: Wife: Wanda; Children: Wayne (Lisa) Housel II, Conneaut; Grandchildren: Derrik W. Housel, Ashtabula; Mearia Lynn Housel, Ashtabula; Siblings: David (Jane) Housel, S.C.; Judy Belville, Ashtabula; Cindy Armstrong, Jefferson; Joan Broadwater, Mayfield; Donna Murphy, Ashtabula.
Preceded in death by: Parents; Brother's: Bartley; Curtis; Lee "Tom"; and Jimmy.
No Services being observed at this time.
Dr. John Popovic 1940-2018
Dr. John Popovic, Geneva, age 77, passed away Thursday September 20, 2018 at U.H. Geneva. He was born November 26, 1940 in Skemljevec, Slovenia to Gabrijel and Antonija (Torkar) Popovic. Married Alenka (Zagar), April 30, 1976. He came to America in 1975, and became a Physician and had a medical practice for 35 years in Jefferson, Ashtabula and Geneva. He enjoyed politics, history and traveling.
Survived by: Beloved Husband to: Alenka; Loving Father to daughter Katarina Popovic, of Lakewood; and son Peter Popovic, of Geneva.
Preceded by: Parents; Brother: Gabrijel.
Visitation: 5:00-7:00 P.M., Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Masiella R. Velazquez A.D. 2013- A.D. 2018
Masiella went home to be with the Lord. She has such a sweet, mischievous spirit. She is very loving and has touched many lives. Three people have come to know the Lord through her sweet spirit. She leaves behind her loving Mother and Father, Emily Klco and Jonathan Velazquez, and her Sister, Adylaide. She also leaves behind her loving grandparents Jim and Sharron Klco and Stacy and Mariano Velazquez.
Calling Hours and Funeral right after at New Life Assembly of God, 1961 LaFever Rd., Geneva at 9:30 A.M. Saturday, September 22, A.D. 2018, with Pastor Harry Pischura and Pastor David Yarbrough officiating. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva.
Donations: Made to any Cerebral Palsy organization.
Noah J. Grady 1938-2018
Noah J. Grady, Geneva, age 79, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at U.H. Geneva. Born on November 7, 1938 in Mount Savage, Maryland the son of Charles S. & Sarah J. (Beeman) Grady. Married Beverly A. (Glass) on October 22, 1962 in Frostburg, Maryland. A lab technician at Geneva Rubber for 43 years. He was an adult teacher and a church clerk at Champion Church of God, and enjoyed spending time with his family, watching the birds and the squirrels, bowling and attending his church.
Survived by: Wife: Beverly: Children: Debra (Robert) Varner, Trumbull; Julie (Albert) Pekarski, Cary, N.C.; Sue (Todd) Hurd, Ashtabula; Grandchildren: Zachary Varner, Adam Varner, Nathaniel Pekarski, Ashley Pekarski. Great Grandchildren: Hudson & Zinoviy; Sister-In-Law: Sharon Grady, PA.
Preceded by: Parents; Charles Grady & Sarah Beeman-Frankenberry; Siblings: Samuel "Junior", Winnifred; & Herbert.
Calling Hours: 1:00-3:00 P.M. Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva. Funeral Service at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Dennie Land of the Champion Church of God officiating.
Interment: 10:00 A.M. Monday, September 17, 2018 at Evergreen Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Geneva V.F.W. Post #6846 colorguard.
Jorge Viruet 1943-2018
Jorge Viruet, Geneva, age 75, passed away Saturday September 8, 2018 at Rae-Ann nursing home. Born on June 18, 1943 in Utuado, Puerto Rico, to Maserati and Margarita (Colon) Viruet. Jorge worked at Cottage Gardens Nursery in Madison.
Survived by: Wife: Nellie B. (Good) Viruet; Children: Reama Viruet, Madison; James Viruet, Florida; Daniel Viruet, Orwell; Several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren; Siblings: Miguel Viruet, Florida; Eva Viruet, Florida; Maria Viruet, Florida; and several 1/2 siblings.
Preceded by: Son: Johnny Viruet; Brother: Domingo Viruet; Parents.
Calling Hours: 7-9:00 P.M. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Funeral Service: 12:00, Noon Friday, September 14, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva. Pastor Shirley Deemer officiating.
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery
Michael G. Morgan 1969-2018
Michael G. Morgan, Rock Creek, age 48, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in Montville, Ohio. Born on Monday October 13, 1969 in Warren, Michigan, the son of David J. Morgan & Katheryn "Katy" (Tinney) Davis. Married Kimberly M. Warren on September 7, 1991 in Geneva. A Production Supervisor at Chardon Rubber, and also of Brand Castle-Bedford Hts. He was a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, enjoyed cruises, playing basketball, and playing X-box and collecting tiki's.
Survived by: Wife; Kim; Daughter; Jamie (Anthony) Perry, of Painesville; Fur Baby: Libby; Mother: Katheryn Davis; Father: David (Pat) Morgan; Sister: Cyndi (Keith) Powell; Step-Brothers: Josh Morgan, Kyle Morgan; Step-Sister: Aileena Mitchel; Aunts & Uncles: Carol & John McKendrick of Akron; David & Janet Tinney of Geneva; Nieces & Nephews: Jenny, Danny, Brandon; Great Nieces: Tia and Madilyn. Cousins: Brian, Jason, John, Angela, Scott, & Nancy Kline; Granddoggers: Obi, Peni, Matilda and Optimus.
Preceded By: Grandparents: Elizabeth & Paul Tinney, Moke & Frances Morgan.
Celebration of Life Service: Friday, September 7, 2018, from 2-8:00 P.M., at Harpersfield Covered Bridge South Side. Pizza served at 5:00 P.M. Service to begin at 6:00 P.M., with Amanda DeCaro officiating. Please dress in Pittsburgh Steelers shirt, or black & gold, and bring a dish to share. Please join the family for beverages at Dale's DWIII after the service.
Contributions: To the family c/o Walker Funeral Home.
Barbara A. Murphy 1938-2018
Barbara A. Murphy, Ashtabula, Age 80, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Tripoint Medical Center, Concord. Born January 10, 1938 in Glen Alum, West Virginia, to Samuel K. and Myrtle (Miller) Tramel. Barbara was a member of the Church of the Living God, she enjoyed spending time with her family, going to church and doing word puzzles.
Survived by: Children; Belinda (Tommy Nordquest) Meivogel, Geneva; Larry (Georgia) Murphy, Madison; Carlotta Dean, Madison; Melvin (Adrienne) Murphy, Geneva; Wanda (Wayne) Housel, Ashtabula; Donna A. Murphy, Ashtabula; 11 Grandchildren, and 16 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded by: Husband; Joe Murphy; Sister; Hattie Lee Adkins; Brothers; Woodrow; Philip; Glen; Carl; Ralph; Lewis; and her Parents.
Calling Hours: 11:00- 1 :00 PM Friday, August 31, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, with Funeral Service following at 1:00 PM with Rev. Robert Falke of the Church of the Living God officiating.
Interment: Friday, August 31, 2018, at Madison Memorial Cemetery-Arcola, 3057 Arcola Rd., Madison.
John J. Staherek, Jr. 1948-2018
John J. Staherek, Jr., Geneva, age 70, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018 at Geneva Village. He was born April 20, 1948 in East Liverpool, Ohio, to John J. and Phyllis (Allen) Staherek.
Surviors: Sisters; Valerie (Daniel) Smith, Lorain; Joan (John) Barnes; Phyllis Glenda Staherek, Matthews, N.C.
No services being observed at this time.
Jerry D. Basford 1966-2018
Jerry D. Basford, Geneva, age 52, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at Ahuja Medical Center, Beachwood, Ohio. Born on February 18, 1966 in Fairview Park, Ohio, to the parents of Jerry & Mary V. (Lindsey) Basford. Jerry worked as a C.N.C. Operator at the Eaton Co. in Brunswick, OH. Jerry enjoyed playing the guitar, camping and the Cleveland Browns.
Survivors: Daughters; Shannon Basford, Ashtabula; Alecia Basford, Cleveland; Grandchildren: Connor and Nevaeh; Mother; Mary V. Schneider, Geneva.
Preceded by: Father; Sister: Chery Basford.
Services: No services being observed at this time.
Eonia A. Church 1929-2018
Eonia A. Church, Jefferson, Age 89, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at Villa at the Lake, Conneaut. She was born May 28, 1929 in Jolo West Virginia, to Wyley B. and Christina E. (Day) Griffith. Eonia worked at Molded Fiber; Pre-Mix; Geneva Rubber; and was a Nursing Assistant at several health care facilities.
Survived by: Daughters; Christina (Wayne) Nyman, Jefferson; Teresa (Earl) Elwinger, Fla.; Several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren; Sister: Eva Stoyer, Fla; 1/2 Sister: Joy Kenyon.
Preceded by: 1st Husband: Hugh Easter; 2nd Husband: James C. Church; Daughters: Debra Kennedy; Linda DeBarber; Parents; 10 Sisters.
Calling Hours: 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 14, 2018 and Funeral service at Noon, at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Officiating: Rev. Paul Brunsman, of the Geneva Church of Christ, Geneva.
Interment: Saybrook Cemetery, Saybrook Twp., OH
Contributions: UH Rainbow Babies & Children Hospital, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.
Richard L. Thomas, Sr. 1931-2018
Richard Thomas, Sr., Geneva, age 86, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Geauga Medical Center. He was born September 13, 1931 in Warren, Ohio, to Thomas H. & Lisa W. (Ranton) Thomas, Sr. Richard was a Real Estate agent for Geneva Realty Inc., a school teacher for Buckeye and Geneva area Schools, and a musician.
Survivors: Wife, Betty Thomas, of Geneva; Children; Brooke (Dan) Berrier, of N. Kingsville, Rick (Amy) Thomas, Jr., of Geneva; Granddaughter; Devan Annick, of Geneva; Niece; Lynn Thomas, of Mueller, of California.
Preceded by: Parents; and Brother, Herbert G. Thomas.
Memorial Service: 6:30 PM, 8/13/2018, Officiating: Pastor David Yarbrough, New Life Assembly of God, 1961 Lafevre Rd., Geneva; with Military Honors by Geneva VFW Post#6846 Colorguard.
Barbara J. Hart 1944-2018
Barbara Jean Hart, Austinburg, Age 73, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Cleveland Clinic from congenital heart failure. Barbara was born September 2, 1944, in Ashtabula, and was the daughter of Donald E. and Clarette (Langford) Borner. Barbara graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1962. After high school she worked at the Ashtabula Star Beacon as a telatypist, and Reliance in the drafting department. Later she helped manage the books for Hart Eggs, Inc. In Addition, Barbara worked for Geneva Area City Schools for 24 years as a bus driver. She met the love of her life, John J. Hart, at the Coffee Creek Horse Arena. John and Barbara married on June 19, 1965. Throughout their 53 years of married life, they shared their love of family, quarter horses and cattle.
Barb and John traveled all over northeast United States and Canada going to rodeos and ropings. She was one of the first women team ropers from this area. One of her favorite memories was winning the team roping event in an International Rodeo Association Rodeo in Beckley, West Virginia.
Barb and John hosted many ropings at their family farm in Austinburg. She enjoyed keeping the rodeo spirit alive and helped to create the Ropers' Dope Newsletter, which kept ropers informed of the scheduled ropings and rodeos in the Tri-State area, and included their results, as well.
Barb's interests in animals soon included showing cattle. She encouraged her daughters to become involved in 4-H, a program that she had been involved in her youth. She and John became co-advisors with Barbara & Al Craine of the Beef-A-Teers 4-H Club. Some of her best memories were traveling to cattle shows with her family and their friends.
Barbara will always be remembered for her delicious meals and pies. She enjoyed entertaining her friends and family with fabulous dinners. They will forever miss her pecan rolls, clothespin pastries, and beautiful pies.
Barbara's later years were devoted to spoiling her 8 grandchildren, whom were the apple of her eye! She lived especially for them, after battling breast cancer twice. She spent many years on ancestry.com working on the family tree so that her grandchildren would know their heritage.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband and primary caregiver, John J. Hart; her beloved daughters; Susan H. (Rob) Jackam of Austinburg, and Christy (Allen) Johnson of Dalton; her grandchildren, Laura, Rebecca, Daniel, and John Jackam, Clay, Grant, Kylee and Bryce Johnson; Siblings; Donna Meehl, Mary Lou Covell of Geneva, Don (Marge) Borner of New Port Richey, Florida, June (Gary) Lencl of Kingsville, Cathy (Wayne) Pelton of Jefferson; loving nieces and nephews; and special friends.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; and niece; Crystal Pelton; and nephew; Andrew Turley.
Contributions: Ashtabula Co. 4-H Foundation, P.O. Box 445, Jefferson, OH 44047; and (or) Meals-on-Wheels, Geneva, Ohio.
A private service will be held a later time.
Albert J. Ivancic 1962-2018
Albert J. Ivancic, Perry, Age 56, Passed away at home surrounded by his family. He was born April 6, 1962 in Madison, to Frank L. and Josephine (Antonacci) Ivancic. Albert was a landscaper for Plants-R-Us.
Besides spending time with his family and friends, Albert loved fishing, traveling, camping, a Cleveland sports fan, Ohio State Buckeye fan, and Nascar-'Denny Hamlin' fan.
Survivors: Brother: Michael (Cindy) Ivancic, Madison; Sisters: Florence Schmidt, MD; Mary Cain, Perry; Best Friend, Jim Buby, Geneva; several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
Preceded by: Parents; Brother: Frank
Calling Hours: 6-8:00 PM, Monday, July 16, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home.
Interment: Madison Memorial Cemetery-Arcola
Virginia L. "June" Clark 1922-2018
Virginia L. "June" Clark, age 96, Geneva, passed at home on July 10, 2018. Born 3/9/1922 in Horton, Kansas to Samuel and Martha (Edds) Penley.
Survivors: Daughter, Norma Clark; Grandchildren: Wayne (Tracy) Clark; Amy (Scott) Duncan; Jennifer Clark; Several Grand & Great Grandchildren.
Preceded: Husband, Glenn; Son, Duane; Brother, Grant; Sisters, Mae Walker, Ethel Arnold, Helen Scherer.
Member, Geneva Church of Nazarene; Blue Star Mother; DAV.
Visitation: 7/13/2018 Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., from 10:30-11:30 with funeral to follow. Officiating, Rev. Grimes and Rev. Deemer.
Burial: Hartsgrove Cemetery
Louis M. Hezebicks 1956-2018
Louis M. Hezebicks, Geneva, Age 62, passed away July 5, 2018 at home. He was born June 1, 1956 in Geneva, to William J. and Delores I. (Williams) Hezebicks. A lifelong resident of Geneva. Louis worked for Tegam, in Geneva. Also was a handyman, enjoyed motorcycles, playing the drums, listening to music especially the "oldies" and liked the Beetles, also a member of Geneva F.O.E.
Survivors: Children: Louis (Lace) Berry, Cameron, TX; Shawn Berry, Rosharon, TX; Nichole Hezebicks, Geneva; Nikki (Michael) Cooper, Jersey Shore, PA; Samuel (Nika) Hezebicks, Geneva; Mary Hezebicks, Geneva; Rebecka Hezebicks, Cleveland; Gregory (Carla) Gushea, Geneva; 15 Grandchildren: Brother: William "Panda" Hezebicks, Saybrook; Sister: Jeanne Roberts, Dayton; Girlfriend: Theresa Stock, Geneva.
Preceded by: His Parents and Brother Jerome Floss
Contributions: To his children towards services.
Donald "Sleepy" L. Schall 1935-2018
Donald L. "Sleepy" Schall, Ashtabula, Age 82, passed away July 7, 2018 at Pine Grove Healthcare Center in Geneva. He was born November 10, 1935 in Ashtabula, to Homer and Marie (Bush) Schall, Sr. Was in the U.S. Army & worked at Pinney Docks in Ashtabula for over 20 years, a Cleveland Indians baseball fan, and enjoyed watching old movies.
Survivors: Nieces/Nephews; Doug, of Kingsville; Denver "Jack", of Ashtabula; Don, of Concord; Davey, of Geneva; Tina Canter, of Ashtabula; Joyce Arney, of Norfolk, VA.
Preceded by: Parents; Sisters: (Twin Sister) Dorothy Friedt; Margie Knapp; Brothers: Homer, Jr.; Edward; Marion;
No services will be observed.
Kenneth B. Lundquist, Sr. 1932-2018
Kenneth B. Lundquist, Sr., Geneva-on-the-Lake, 86, passed away on 7/1/2018 at David Simpson Hospice House.
Survivors: Wife: Marilyn; Sons: Bruce; Charles; Kenneth.
Services: July 28, 2018, Geneva F.O.E.; TIME: To be announced.
Contributions: Hospice of the Western Reserve
Roger K. Polkow 1931-2018
Roger K. Polkow, Ashtabula, 87, passed away on June 30, 2018 at home. He was born Tuesday, April 7, 1931 in Harpersfield, to Alvin J. and Violet M. (Marlett) Polkow. Roger was a machine operator, manufacturing garden tools for True Temper in Geneva, and the owner of Al's Snow White Bakery.
Survivors: Wife: Barbara; Daughter: Debra Polkow, Ashtabula; 3 Grandchildren: Genie Flores, Sacramento, CA; Jessica Foster, Ashtabula; Michelle (Kenneth) Williams, Saybrook; Great Grandchildren; Vanessa Flores, Sacramento; Natalie Flores, Sacramento; Alexis Ray; Brittany Ray; Robert Savchuk, Jr., Saybrook; Aurora May Williams, Saybrook; 3 Step-Children: Waye (Judy) Games, Evansville, IN; Donald Games, Ashtabula; Daryl (Karen) Games, Ashtabula; Several Nieces & Nephews.
Preceded: First Wife: Virginia; Son: Dale; and his Parents.
Celebration of Life Service: 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Officiating: Rev. Hal Morgan, Community Church of God
Contributions: To the family.
Claude William "Bill" Stokes 1948-2018
Claude "Bill" William Stokes, age 70, passed away June 30th at his residence. Bill was born in Bay City Michigan on April 1st, 1948. He spent most of his life in Northeast Ohio. He graduated from Ledgemont High School and joined the Marine Corp. He attended Lakeland Community College. Bill was a Geneva resident with his wife of 41 years. He retired from Tradesmen International and while there was devoted to his job. He was rewarded for his dedication to this company many times during his career. He was awarded many vacations and acknowledgements. He and Mary enjoyed traveling together and have many wonderful memories of seeing different parts of the world. Bill loved all sports, and followed all of the Cleveland home teams. Browns, Cavs and the Indians. He would keep stats on the teams and enjoy analyzing the players and teams. He also enjoyed reading and playing chess. He loved spending time with his family, especially, Mary, his wife, who has always been his best friend.
Survived by: Wife; Mary (Dickman); Sons; Bryan of Warren and Jesse of Geneva. Also his beloved dog, Annie; Brothers; David Furtaw of Painesville, Virgil Furtaw (Regina) of Thompson; Sisters; Mae Geistle (Frank), of Madison; Patricia Carlucci (Antonio), Painesville; Julia Johnson (Thomas) of Painesville.
Preceded by: His infant son, John; Mother; Frances (Whitehead) and Father; Claude Stokes, Sr.; Stepfather; John Furtaw; Sister; Lynn Marie Clifton, who passed away in 2017.
Celebration of Life Service: 6-8:00 P.M., Friday, July 13, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, with Military Honors at 7:00 P.M. by the Geneva V.F.W. Post #6846 Color Guard.
Contributions: Ashtabula A.P.L.
Sandra L. Blevins 1935-2018
Sandra L. Blevins, Geneva, Age 82, passed away at home with family present, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Born on Sunday, December 8, 1935 in Deshler, Ohio, the daughter of Torrence F. & Helen L. (Zollars) Firman. She worked as a switchboard telephone operator in Deshler and for Snap-Out forms in Chardon. As owner of "Sandy's General Store” in Cork, Ohio for several years, a tax preparer, and most recently a cashier at Walmart in Madison, she made many friends in the community. Member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren. Her hobbies included crocheting afghans and doilies, flower gardening and her 2 cats, Timmy and Tommy.
Survivors: Children: Steve (Margie) Suhay, Columbus; Michael Suhay, Ashtabula; Kelly (Duane) Bidlack, Chardon; Step-Daughter: Donna (George) Trusevych, Canada; Step-Sons: Bob (Renee) Meyers, Florida; Ken Meyers. Grandchildren: David (Victoria) Suhay, Portland, Oregon; Matthew (Elyse) Suhay, Evansville, Indiana; Daniel (Jessica) Gehring, Mentor; Andrew Gehring, Mayfield Hts.; Sisters: Daunita Gregoire; Belinda Botjar; Many Step-Grandchildren, nieces, nephews and close friends that are considered family.
Preceded by: First Husband: Steve Suhay, Jr.; Second Husband: Kenneth Meyers; Step-Daughter: Sherry Hill; Parents; Siblings: Torrence Firman, Jr.; Frances Firman; Janet Moak; Judy Ranes; Barbara McDonald.
Home Going Celebration Service: 6:30 PM, Thursday, July 5th, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3050 McMackin Rd., Madison, Ohio. All friends are welcome.
Officiating: Pastor Howard Davis
Interment: Private family burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneva
Donations: Hospice of Western Reserve: www.hospicewr.org/donate
Georgette B. Bates 1939-2018
Georgette B. Bates, Geneva, Age 78, Passed away June 22, 2018 at U.H. Geauga. Born on Wednesday, July 12, 1939 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, the daughter of Rene A. & Merle (Smith) Fortin. A bartender at Swallows, Geneva Inn, Dels Place and Water Street. She was the previous chaplain for the Geneva V.F.W. and a member of Geneva F.O.E. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren, her home, sewing, making dolls & angels, and loved her children and grandchildren.
Survivors: Children: Bonnie M. (Michael Gishnock) Leaverton, Thompson; John P. (Cheryl Stancliff) Bates, Ashtabula; Michael (Debra Nease) Bates, Ashtabula; Shaune T. Bates, Sanford, Fla; Step-Children: Vicky (Pat) Burns, Jefferson; Cindy Kemmer, Jefferson; Steve (Pam) Mihely, Jefferson. Several Grandchildren; Sister: Rene (John) Burry, Concord; Boyfriend: Skip Lane Craver.
Preceded by: Daughter: Deidra "Dee"-"Diddi" Bates; Husband Stanley Mihely; Parents: Brother: Eugene Fortin; Sisters: Madelyn; Dianne.
Calling Hours: 2-4:00 PM & 7-8:30 PM, Friday, June 29, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Officiating: 8:30 PM Geneva VFW Ladies Auxillary Honor Guard, and Geneva F.O.E. Services.
Interment: Private Family Graveside at Eagleville Cemetery.
Kenneth L. Juncker 1945-2018
Kenneth Lee Juncker, Sr., Geneva, Age 72, passed away at U.H. Geauga Medical Center on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
No Services will be observed.
Lindsey M. Takacs 1987-2018
Lindsey M. Takacs, Rock Creek, Age 31, passed away Wednesday June 20, 2018 in Andover. She was born Tuesday March 17, 1987 in Ashtabula, to James S. and Donna J. (Russell) Takacs II. Worked at Hardee's in Jefferson as a server. She was in the Girl Scouts, liked camping and the outdoors, playing baseball and music.
Survivors: Children; Dominic & Jasper Goodman of Jefferson; Parents; Brothers: Jeffrey S. (Brandy) Russell, Hartsgrove; James S. (Christen) Takacs III, Akron. Nephews: Jeffrey & Ethan. Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Preceded by: Maternal Grandmother Ann Russell; Uncle Richard Long.Celebration of Life Service: 2:00 P.M., June 25, 2018 at Rock Creek Church of Christ, 2965 High Street, Rock Creek.
Officiating: Rev. Jerry Myers
Contributions: Her children c/o Donna Takacs.
Oliver M. Gregory, Sr. 1925-2018
Oliver M. Gregory, Sr., Chardon, Age 92, Passed away June 18, 2018 at Geneva Village. He was skilled at everything. Went with his wife Sandra to Central America on a Christian Mission and was something he was very proud to do. A great woodworker and a great church goer, lived and breathed church. His boys helped build props at church for different events.
Survivors: Children; Curtis Gregory, Ashtabula; Oliver (Janie) Gregory, Jr. ; Steve Gregory, Geneva; Betty (James) Dunlap. Grandchildren: Michael Gregory, Joshua Gregory, Samual Gregory & Virginia Dunlap. Brother: Samuel (Cecelia) Franklin Gregory, Geneva.
Preceded by: Son; Craig Allen Gregory; Wife: Sandra (Purdue) Gregory; Parents; Brother: Wyatt E. Gregory; Sisters: Gaynell (Chris) Payne; Mildred (Joe) Brosky.
No Services observed.
Interment: McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens, Valdosta, Ga
David A. Stokes 1982-2018
David A. Stokes, Sr., Hartsgrove, Age 35, passed away tragically on June 14, 2018 in Hartsgrove Township. Born on June 21, 1982 in Yuma, Arizona to Edward G. and Mary E. (Beecher) Stokes. David worked for Just In Time Staffing & Buyers. He enjoyed fixing and riding motorcycles, and playing soccer with his boys and family.
Survivors: Fiancee'; Melissa Burnette, Children; David Jr., Daniel of Hartsgrove; Ashley Hinson, Maryland. Mother; Mary Stokes, N.C. Siblings: Glenn Stokes, N.C.; Lil Bro Chris (Jessica) Lockamy, Ohio; Matthew (Amy) Bales, Ohio; Mike (Melissa), Ohio; Barbara Warrick, N.C. Nieces & Nephews: Savannah, Desire', Skyler, Malijah, Journey, of N.C.; Destiny of Ohio, Alex of Texas, Abel, Caleb, David ("Lilman"), Kye of N.C.; Terrance & Christopher of Ohio; Paternal Grandfather; Glenn Stokes. And many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.
Preceded By: Maternal Grandparents; Stanley & Barbara Beecher, Paternal Grandmother; Shirley Stokes.
Contributions: To the family or Walker Funeral Home.
Memorial Service to be held at a later date.
Susan J. Hill 1945-2018
Susan J. Hill, age 72, of Madison, passed away at Cardinal Woods, on Friday, June 8, 2018. Born in Berea, Ohio on August 23, 1945 daughter of Daniel L. & Evelyn R. (Long) Hill. Worked for Meyer’s Products out of Cleveland assembling Snow Plows also worked at Wayman’s Farms and North Ridge Veterinarian Hospital. Moved to Madison in 1972. Member of Park Street Christian Church. Previous member of Painesville Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Survivors: Daughters: Margaret (William) Anderson of Perry & Sandra Wainio of Madison. Grandchildren: Jessica Alles, Nicholas Wainio, Allison Wainio, Daniel Anderson & Abygail Anderson. Great Grandchildren: Noah Wainio, Alex Alles, Aubrey Anderson. Sisters: Evelyn (Albert) Chiplis of Pennsylvania; Jean Piercy of Eastlake.
Preceded by: Her parents, Brothers: James, William & John Hill; Sister: Catherine Hill.
A private Celebration of Life will be held.
Contributions to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905
Robert E. Pittenger 1941-2018
Robert E. Pittenger, 76 of Geneva Township, passed away June 7, 2018, at the David Simpson Hospice House
in Euclid, Oh. Born October 8, 1941, in Easton, Pa, to Edward and Emma (Haas) Pittenger, he married Jo Ann G. Pittenger (Valenza) on December 2, 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
He was an auto mechanic and retired as an auto mechanic’s instructor from the Ashtabula County Vocational School in Jefferson, Oh, plus was the best husband & Dad.
He liked hot rods (NHRA & NASCAR), model railroading and sitting on white sandy beaches.
Survivors are daughter Debra S. Pittenger of Breckenridge, Co and son Michael E. Pittenger of Painesville, Oh; five nieces and nephews, Suzanne, Mike, Mychaelane, Robert and Shaun; four great nieces and nephews; and
in laws Robert and Pat Park of Geneva, Oh and Ron and Cathy Valenza of Abington, Va.
He was preceded in death by his wife on November 24, 2012.
A gathering will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva. This will be casual attire - Hawaiian shirts or hot rod tees, no suits please.
Contributions are suggested to the Cure Pancreatic Cancer Lustgarten Foundation, lustgarten.org; Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, pancreatic.org; or bring a non-perishable item for the Geneva Food Pantry, 62 W. Main St., Geneva.
Keri A. Hupertz-Vickery 1985-2018
Keri A. Hupertz-Vickery, Conneaut, Age 32, Passed away Friday June 1, 2018, at U.H. Geneva Medical Center. Born on June 21, 1985 to the parents of Darlene L. (Dishman) McCall and Gerald J. Hupertz in Ashtabula, Ohio. A Direct Care Service worker for Pleasant Ridge Manor, Gerard, PA. Loved her family, especially her brother Adam, loved to go shopping, having girls day, cracking jokes & clowning around, making people laugh, singing and dancing, campfires, the band The Greatful Dead.
Survived by: Parents: Darlene (Patrick) McCall, Conneaut; Jerry (Jane) Hupertz, Negril, Jamaica; Brother: Adam Sprague, Bowling Green; Grandparents: Virginia Whitfield, Geneva; Gerald Hupertz, Geneva; Step-Sister: Jaime McCall, Conneaut; Step-Brother: Jason (Brittany) McCall, Conneaut. Aunts & Uncles: Lawsin (Kim) Whitfield, Geneva; Hugh (Tammy) Hawes, Geneva; Stefanie (Jim) Heim, Conneaut; George (Cheryl) Hupertz, Jefferson; Scott (Lyu) Hupertz, G-O-L; Anne (Tom) Bugansky, Ashtabula; and many cousins.
Preceded by: Brother: Sean Allen Hupertz; Grandfather: James Whitfield; Grandmother: Connie Hupertz; Uncle: Jack Ray Whitfield; Half-Brother: Jeremy Sprague; Aunt: Rhonda Miller
Celebration of Life: 5-8:00 P.M., Thursday June 21, 2018 at Hapersfield Covered Bridge, south side. Please bring stories to share.
Andrew F. Klepcyk 1954-2018
Andrew F. Klepcyk, age 64 passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at UH Geneva Medical Center. Born Wednesday, April 28, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. Son of John J. & Dorothy J. (Malcolm) Klepcyk. Mechanic Engineer for Plumley out of Tennessee. Liked working on cars, Nascar and Cleveland Indians.
Survivors: Wife: Brenda; Children: Denise (John) Sanders of Chesapeake, VA Cindy Petsche of Painesville, Timothy Goff of Geneva
Grandchildren: Kirt Gray, Marley Goff, Brett Goff, Kylie Petsche, Katlyn Goff, Mason Goff, Jacob Sanders, Emily Sanders Great Grandchildren: Dexter John, Michael Gray
Siblings: Ronald (Sally) Klepcyk of NC; Peg (Jim) Klingenberg of Painesville; Joyce Sparent of Mentor
Proceeded by: Son, Michael Goff, Parents & Brother, John
No calling hours or service will be held at this time.
James J. Stevens 1942-2018
James J. Stevens, age 76 Passed away May 25, 2018 at Rae Ann Nursing Home, Geneva living in the area for 47 years. Born in Dorset Ohio on Wednesday, March 11, 1942. Son of Charles R. & Mary (Hedrick) Stevens . Married Janet F. Bilicic on October 23, 1971 in Geneva, OH. He was head of Shipping and Receiving at Carustor Packaging in Mentor also worked for Horner Box Co.. Liked going to the casino's, bowling, golfing, street car racing, Cleveland Fan and the New Orleans Saints.
Survivors: Wife: Janet, Son: Andrew J. "AJ" Stevens both of Geneva.
Siblings: Harold (Tamra) Stevens of Garfield Hts., Elizabeth Singleton of Tampa, FL; Sister-in-law Nancy Stevens of Jefferson.
Preceded by: Parents, Sister: Dorothy Anderson, Brother: Charles Stevens.
Calling Hours: 3-4:30 pm, Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva
Service: immediately following at 4:30 PM, Walker Funeral Home
Clergy: Fr Daniel Finnerty of Assumption Church Geneva.
Daniel H. Kiner 1927-2018
Daniel H. Kiner (Geneva) Age 90, Passed away at Rae Ann Nursing Home on Monday May 21, 2018. He was born October 29, 1927 to Daniel J. and Lillie A. (Tharp) Kiner, in Webster County, West Virginia. Worked at I.R.C. Fibers, Painesville, Ohio for 25 years. Served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and enjoyed fishing.
Survived by: Children; Patsy (Bill) Harper,; Jo Ann (Allen) Spoor; Pamela Holl, all of Geneva; John Kiner, Ashtabula. 7 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded by: Wife Francis G. (Perkins) Kiner; Grandson; Jason B. Harper; Son-In-Law; Jim Holl.
Calling Hours: 4-7:30 P.M. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva. Military Honors; Geneva V.F.W. Post# 6846 Color Guard at 7:30 P.M.
Interment: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneva
Robert "Mr. C" R. Conrad Sr. 1938-2018
Robert " Mr. C" R. Conrad Sr., age 79, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at UH Ahujah Medical Center, Beachwood. Born Tuesday, June 14, 1938 in Dorset, Ohio son of Darius B. & Emma V. (Wolfe) Conrad. He was a laborer for True Temper in Geneva working in many departments for 26 years, also worked for Perry Schools for 17 years as a Maintenance Supervisor for 9 years.
Attended Park Street Christian Church, Geneva. Liked carpentry/woodworking, fishing, stock car racing and bowling.
Survivors: wife, Joan; children: Robert (Susan) Conrad Jr., Richard (Brenda) Conrad and Denise (Mark) Moyers all of Geneva.
10 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded: daughters: Patricia Ann & Karen Marie; Parents; brothers: Stanley, Wilmer and Milan; sister: Meribah
Calling Hours: 6-8:00 pm, Monday, May 14, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Service: 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home
Clergy: Rev Mark Hurban of Park St. Christian Church, Geneva. (Has not been confirmed yet)
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery
Ray K. Wortman 1961-2018
Ray age 56 of Geneva passed away May 4, 2018 at Geneva Village. He was born November 7, 1961 in Ashtabula, Ohio to Carl K. and Wilma M. ( Crooks) Wortman.
He was a member of the Faith Community Church; Graduated from Happy Hearts in 1981 and worked at Ashcraft Industries, retiring in 2015.
Favorite things to do: Going to work, eating meatloaf dinners at Honeybees, liked especially the old music, dancing, shopping, bowling, matchbox cars and taking rides. Ray was very social - loved everyone and he was loved by everyone.
Survived by his siblings: Joyce Finney of Geneva; Carl Wortman of Ashtabula; Beth (Shelly) Garner of Geneva; Sandra (John ) James of Florida; Sisters-in-Law, Pam Wortman of Geneva, and Becky Wortman of Trumbull Twp.; Aunts; Shirley, Frances and Garnet; numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers; Glenn and Dale.
Calling Hours, May 9, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 at WALKER FUNERAL HOME, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Funeral, May 10, 2018 at Faith Community Church, 5835 SR 166 Rock Creek, OH 44084 with Pastors Steven Maugh and Ceil Will officiating.
Burial, Trumbull Cemetery.
Donations to Ashcraft Industries, 5959 Green Road, Kingsville, OH 44004.
Family would like to THANK the Staff at Geneva Village and Hospice of Western Reserve for their loving care.
WILLIAM "Bill" A. Throop 1942-2018
William "Bill" A. Throop, Trumbull Township, Age 76, Passed away Saturday April 28, 2018 at home. Born in Geneva, Ohio, on Thursday March 12, 1942 to the parents of Arthur and Noreen (Starkweather) Throop. Married to Sharon L. Polson on December 6, 1986 in Fairport, Ohio. Bill was a Tool & Dye Maker at the Freeway Inc., Independence, Ohio, and retired in 2004. Also was a drive away personnel for Dealership, a "Ford Maniac" and enthusiast. Bill enjoyed woodworking, watching Nascar, taking day trips, train rides, and refinishing wood.
Survived By: Loving wife Sharon L. Throop, and son William E. Throop, of Painesville.
Preceded by: Son; Scott, Parents, Brother; Tom and Step-Daughter Wendy L. Sunderlin.
Celebration of Life Services: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday May 9, 2018 at Eagleville Bible Church, 1981 Route 45, Rock Creek, Ohio.
Officiating: Pastor Steve Arsulic and Pastor Al Stewart
Interment: Trumbull Cemetery, Rt. 534 Trumbull Township
In Lieu of flowers, Donations can be made to Eagleville Bible Church, 1981 Route 45, Rock Creek, OH 44081
Brandon H. Pyotsia 1993-2018
Celebration of Life Service: 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. John's Baptist Church, 361 W. Jackson Street, Painesville, OH 44077
Officiating: Rev. Ron McGruder
In lieu of flowers: Donations can be made to the family C/O Walker Funeral Home, PO Box 349, Geneva, OH 44041.
Robert "Bob" E. Barbian 1935-2018
Robert "Bob" E. Barbian, passed away, Monday, April 23, 2018 at UH Cleveland Hospital. Living most of his life in Geneva. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, September 2, 1935 son of Alfred J. & Mary F. (McNabb) Barbian. Bob was a Professional Photographer working for Art Taylor Studio in Geneva and having his own Studio in Ashtabula. He was known for his Barbian Bridal Affairs and being the Photographer for the Cleveland Force. After 50 years Bob retired in November 2015. He was a Sports Editor for Geneva Free Press, Star Beacon, Painesville Telegraph and was the 1st Major Hoople for the Geneva Free Press. Bob was very active in Painesville with the Chamber of Commerce, Businessmen Association and J-Cee's. Graduated from Willoughby Union High School and served in the US Army. Hobbies included metal detecting, fishing, watching all sports and camping.
Survivors: Wife, Janet; Children: Todd (Lisa) Barbian of Ashtabula, Christopher (Charisse) Barbian of Harpersfield Twp. Grandchildren: Austin, Alec, Carissa & Christian.
Siblings: Selma "Sally" Dwyer of Eastlake, Kaye (Bob) Gongas of Willoughby Hills; Several Nieces & Nephews
Preceded: Parents & Brother: Alfred "Butch"
Celebration of Life Service: food and fellowship will be held 2:00- 4:00 pm Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Immaculate Conception Church, 2846 Hubbard Rd., Madison, OH
Private Graveside Service will be held at Evergreen, Geneva, OH
In lieu of flowers memorial to: the family C/O Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., PO Box 349, Geneva, OH 44041
Carol A. Sirrine 1947-2018
Carol A. Sirrine age 71, passed away Wednesday April 18, 2018 at University Hospital Geneva Medical Center with her grandchildren by her side; Shawn II, Caleb, Tyler, Dylan and Ciara. Mother-in-law to Janet, Sister to William and Mother to one son. She possessed an exceptional gift for teaching, retiring from Geneva Schools, serving 40 years. She loved everything about the outdoors, including farming and gardening, an avid member in the Farm Bureau, a fan of country music and spending time with her grandchildren.
Calling Hours: 3-6:00 P.M. Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Contributions: To the Family.
Bernice M. Powers 1927-2018
Bernice M. Powers age 90, Bernice passed away Sunday April 15, 2018 at University Hospital Geneva Medical Center. She was born on Friday May 13, 1927 to Harry and Sara Hedvig (Larson) Grubham in Ashtabula, Ohio. Bernice was a secretary for the Department of Human
Services in Ashtabula, and owned Tropical Sno, Geneva-On-the-Lake for 5 years, and was a Roger Fetter tennis fan, and enjoyed traveling.
Survived By: Children; Renee M. Nash, Geneva; Brenda (Lawrence) Leach, Akron; Kim (Rick) Primmer, Myrtle Beach; Kitt Allen,
Myrtle Beach. Grandchildren; Ryan, Brooke, Cody, Jasmine, Derek, Sarah, Patrick, and 9 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded By: Parents; Brother; Harold Grubham; Sisters; Helen Pettit; Doris Harwood; Ruth Hathy.
Services: 6:00 P.M. April 18, 2018 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 811 South Broadway, Geneva, Ohio. Rev. Jonathan Schroeder officiating.
Donations: St. John's Lutheran General Fund.
Richard "DICK" Lew Stiffler 1929-2018
Richard Lew (Dick) Stiffler age 88, Dick died peacefully Saturday, March 24, 2018 in N. Canton, Ohio. Spent most of his life in Geneva until 2006 moving to Hartville to be closer to family. He was born on Monday, July 22, 1929 to Vernon Leslie and Geraldine Pearle (Stone) Stiffler in Cleveland, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his parents and joined in heaven by his sister Nancy L. Stiffler Davis.
Dick is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lola Mary (Schwentker) Stiffler, his son Steve and daughter in law Lauralee, grandchildren, Tim, Bill, Erin and Allyson, and great grandchildren, Sara, Grayson and Bennett. Dick was a Marine in the Korean War and retired from Geneva True Temper after 32 years. He was a Volunteer for the Geneva Fire Department for 25 years. Dick loved his family, the outdoors and his fellow Geneva volunteer firemen. He loved taking his family on boat rides, fishing on Lake Erie, camping at the state parks and chocolate ice cream. He will be welcomed in heaven by his fishing buddy, Eddie Bernardo. He left behind a lifetime of great memories and enough fishing gear for the whole family.
Calling Hours: 1:00-2:00 pm, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, a Service directly at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Shirley Deemer officiating. Geneva VFW Post #6846 Color Guard will do the Military Honors and the Geneva Fire Department Honor Guard doing the last call for Dick Stiffler
Interment: Mechanicsville Cemetery, Austinburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Geneva Fire Department at 44 North Forest Street, Geneva, Ohio 44041
Nancy Lou Stiffler Davis 1934-2018
Nancy Lou Stiffler Davis age 84, Nancy died peacefully Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Nancy was born Monday, March 12, 1934 to Vernon Leslie and Geraldine Pearle (Stone) Stiffler. She is preceded in death by her parents and joined her brother Richard L. (Dick) Stiffler in heaven. Nancy was a 1952 graduate at Geneva High School and attended Kent State University. Nancy retired from Continental Airlines and lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Nancy is survived by her sister in law, Lola Stiffler, nephew Steve Stiffler, his wife Lauralee, their children, Tim, Bill, Erin, and Allyson and three great grand nieces and nephews Sara, Grayson and Bennett. Also, she was loved by many close friends.Calling Hours: 1:00-2:00 pm, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, a Service directly at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Shirley Deemer officiating. Interment: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Geneva.
Katheryn Sweeney 1923-2018
Katheryn Sweeney, Geneva, age 94, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at U.H. Geauga Medical Center, Chardon. Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia on June 9, 1923 daughter of George L. and Rosa L. (Tenney) Deal. Worked at T.R.W. in Euclid, shipping/packing and roller stamping. Loved to rescuing animals.
Survived by: Daughter; Pamela R. Juist, Geneva, Son; George (Catherine) Sweeney, Andover.
5 Grandsons, 5 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded by: Husband; Clyde Sweeney, Son; Gordon Sweeney, First Husband; Joseph John Juist-1952, Parents, Sister; Ann Davis Minnitti.
Calling Hours: Wednesday, April 11th from 11:30-1:00 p.m. followed by funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, Ohio.
Interment: Perry Cemetery, Perry, Ohio
Contributions: can be made to the Ashtabula A.P.L., 5970 Green Road, Ashtabula, OH 44004
Benjamine H. Tidy 1934-2018
Benjamin "Ben" H. Tidy, age 84, passed away April 4, 2018 at University Hospital of Cleveland. Moving from Geneva to Jefferson in 1974. Ben was born on Wednesday, March 7, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio. Son of George W. & Trula F. (Swaggerty) Tidy. He married Florilda "Flo" Thompson on December 6, 1954 in Angola, Indiana. A supervisor at TRW in Euclid for 48 years. Member of Willoughby Blue Lodge for 50 years, Jefferson Conservation Club, ORCA Geneva Gun Club, TRW Rod & Gun Club and his "Fly Boys" friends would get together. Loved his family, avid aviator, participated in several sports shooter events, golfer, tinkering on things, camping & traveling.
Survivors: Wife: Flo, Children: Pamela Tidy of Geneva, Ben Tidy Jr. of Ashtabula & Penny (Jim) Kidner of Willoughby; Grandchildren: Amanda, Louisa & Missy Mae ; 6 Great Grandchildren;
Brother: Ken (Dianne) Tidy of North East, MD; Sister: Arlene Alford of TN.
Proceeded by: Daughter Lillian Foust; Siblings: Donald, Richard, Fay Harp & Carley Cunningham & Parents.
Calling Hours: 7-8:30 pm, Sunday, April 8, at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva with time of Sharing at 8:30 with family and friends.
Interment : North Madison Cemetery will be at a later date.
Katheryn Sweeney 1923-2018
Katheryn Sweeney age 94, passed away April 4, 2018 at U.H. Geauga Medical Center, Chardon.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Samuel Ruiz Medina 1965-2018
Age 52, passed away April 2, 2018 at Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland. Born in Arecibo,
Puerto Rico on July 1, 1965 to the parents of Jose Ramon Ruiz Rosa and Santa Medina Moya. He was a
construction worker and a landscaper. He has lived in Cleveland, Ohio since 1999. He enjoyed listening to
music, and playing music, jokes, and was a Cleveland Indians baseball fan.
Survivors: Sisters; Maria E., Maria M., Maria M., Aida, Marta, Luz, Lydia & Juana. Brothers; Ramon, Pedro,
Preceded By: Parents and Brothers; Victor and Miguel.
No Services will be observed at this time.
Danny J. Hessley 1956-2018
Danny Jay Hessley, age 62, passed away at Cleveland Clinic on March 26, 2018 after a battle with cancer.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, March 3, 1956. Son of Richard O. & Evelyn M. (Webb) Hessley. Danny served in the Marines. He loved his family, his dog Molly and friends, liked riding on his motorcycle.
He is survived by: his wife Kathy, children: Daphne, Deanna & Daniel Hessley, Mother: Evelyn Hessley all of Geneva; Brothers: Jack (Gene) of Texas & Joey Hessley of Geneva; Sisters: Diana (Joe) Bemme of Jefferson & Rickie (Ray) Clawson of Geneva.
Proceeded by: his Father Richard.
Calling Hours: Friday, 7:00-9:00 pm, March 30, 2017 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva
Service: Saturday, 11:00 am, March 31, at Walker Funeral Home, with military honors VFW Post #6846 Color Guard Service
Lyle R. Stoltz 1929-2018
Lyle R. Stoltz, 88, of Saybrook and Harpersfield Townships, died peacefully March 23rd at the home of his daughter. Lyle served in the Army's Fourth Signal Battalion in the Korean War, receiving multiple medals including the Meritorious Unit Citation for "performance of outstanding service and heroic deeds." He retired from a career with Alltel in 1989.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth (Behrent) Stoltz and Guy Stoltz, sister Alta Stoltz, brothers Harlyn and Harold Stoltz, and his wife, Mary Kathryn (Rooks) Stoltz.
He is survived by his sister, Marcie (Stoltz) Terry, brother Wilman Stoltz, son Donald Stoltz, daughter Nancy (Stoltz) Brandes, and four grandchildren.
Calling Hours: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM, April 7, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman Street, Geneva
Service: Saturday, 11:00 AM, April 7 directly after Calling Hours
Officiating: Robert Leonard of Hartsgrove Community Church, Rome
Interment: Alexander Harper Cemetery, Unionville, Ohio with military honors Geneva VFW Post #6846 Color Guard.
David Cook 1930-2018
David Kenneth Cook, 87, of Punta Gorda, FL, died February 18 after a long battle with cancer. A Geneva resident almost his entire life. He was born on June 6, 1930, in Geneva, OH to Kenneth and Margaret (Smith) Cook.
Dave served in the Army during the Korean Conflict, was a member of the American Legion, George Call Post and member of the South Harpersfield United Methodist Church.
He worked as a printer and enjoyed golf, reading, playing cards, and following Cleveland and Ohio State sports teams.
Dave is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty, 3 children: Brad (Brenda) Cook, Brian (Clare)
Cook, and Dawn Schrank, 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, his sister Janet (Chris) Ogden
and many nieces and nephews.
stepfather, Charles Price, his 2 brothers, Eugene and James Cook, and his son-in-law, Ronald
Celebration of Life Service : will be l0:00 am, March 24 at Harpersfield United Methodist Church, 224 Garford Road, Geneva, OH 44041 with Beverly Windle officiating,
Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Geneva.
Military Honors by the Geneva VFW Post #6846 Color Guard will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Harpersfield United Methodist Church, 224 Garford
Road, Geneva, OH 44041 or Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238.
Walker Funeral Home will be assisting in arrangements, cawalkerfuneralhomegeneva.com
Carl W. Stillwell 1932-2018
Carl E. Stillwell of Geneva passed away at his home, with family by his side on Friday, March 16, 2018 --the day he looked forward to --his 86th Birthday. Born to Charles Patrick and Ruby "Hazel" (Morrison) Stillwell on Wednesday March 16, 1932 in Chesterland, OH. Carl worked for Ohio Rubber in Willoughby, Perfection Nipple in Madison and sailed on the Great Lakes for the Pittsburgh Steam Line and the Cleveland Cliffs. He attended the Bible Baptist Church in Saybrook. Hobbies included being an avid hunter; fishing; camping; traveling to the Mid-West, Florida & Philly; playing pinnacle; was a big Cleveland Fan and a hard worker. You could find Carl out in the woods cutting down trees so he would have stacks of fire wood to sell. "He loved spending time with his family the most". Carl served his country in the U.S. Army. On July 28, 1962 in Geneva OH Carl took Beth D. (Klingler) to be his wife.
Survivors: His wife, Beth of Geneva; Children, Kevin Stillwell of Conneaut; Karen (Pete) DeMichele of Geneva; Kathleen (Joe) Kany of Geneva. Grandchildren, David, Jr.; Kassie with Taylor; Kyle with Kerstain; Lauren; Mitchell; Zachery; Ryan; Andrew: Mikayla; Sam; Step-Grandchildren, Pietro and Angela. Great Grandchildren, Bennett; Rosalee; Penny; Step Great Grandchild, Tripp. Brother, Ellis Stillwell of Geneva; numerous Nieces & Nephews.
Preceded by his Parents; Brothers, Charles, Robert & Clyde; Sisters, Josephine & Edna.
Calling Hours will be Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 6-8pm at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva
Funeral will be Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Greg Cole and Rev. Larry Emery of the Bible Baptist Church officiating.
Interment: The Geneva V.F.W. Color Guard Post # 6846 will present military honors "at undetermined as of yet Cemetery."
Donations may be made to the family c/o of the funeral home.
Virginia "Ann" Denham 1942-2018
Virginia Ann (Samples, Kula, Chalmers) Denham, passed away March 15, 2018 at Geauga Hospital. She was born in Charleston, West Virginia, December 24, 1942, daughter of Eber Lewis and Julia Kathryn (Light) Samples, Sr. She resided in Geneva, Ohio, with her loving husband, Ronald C. Denham, whom she married on July 3, 1988 in Saybrook, and son, Jeff A. Chalmers. Her loving son, Brian D. Chalmers, lives in Jacksonville, FL and her dedicated daughter, Rhonda Chalmers Lynch, lives in Jefferson, OH with her husband, Sam, and Ann's three grandchildren: Samantha, Bruce and Logan. Her sisters are Leona Frank (Ed) of Hartsgrove, OH, Bonnie Starcher (Dave) of Carpenter, OH; and Karen Dean (Lewis) of Conroe, TX. She also had many caring Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Step-children and Step-grandchildren. Also, was a great friend to many in the community. She is preceded in death by her father, mother and brother, Eber Lewis Samples, Jr.
She was a member of the Geneva Camera Club, and volunteered for the Board of Elections. She last worked at Lakeland Nursing Home before retiring.
Calling Hours: 6-8 pm, Monday, March 19 at Walker Funeral Home at 828 Sherman Street, Geneva
Calling Hours and Services: 10-12:00 noon Tuesday, March 20 with service at Noon, at Walker Funeral Home
Clergy: Rev. Charles Oplinger
Interment: She will be laid to rest at the Evergreen Cemetery, 350 Eastwood St., Geneva, OH.
Dianne M. Montero 1951-2018
Dianne Montero, 66, of Geneva, Passed Away March 11, 2018 at Geneva Village.
She was a Dietary Supervisor for Geneva Health Care also worked in Pasadena, Texas. Enjoyed crocheting & camping.
Survived By: Husband; David Cardona, Daughter; Mary Marlene Jordon, Geneva. Grandchildren; Michael & David Jordon, Great Grandchildren; Ryliee & David Jordon
Preceded by: parents- Richard & Winona (Trimbath) Dixon, Sisters: Marlene Cuccaro, Mary Ann Colicchio
No Services will be observed at this time.
Tony Dwayne Joy 1978-2018
Tony D. Joy, age 40, passed away, Monday, March 5, 2018 in Ashtabula. Son of Randall L. & Donna M. (Richmond) Joy. Born in Cambridge, Ohio on Thursday, January 5, 1978. A construction worker for several companies and also cook for restaurants. Enjoyed getting tattoo's, drawing sketches, avid reader of documentations, Nascar Fan, Cleveland Browns & Indian Fan.
Survivors: Children: Collin Requa-Joy of Geneva, Shelley (Hayden) Clark of North Carolina; Granddaughter: Teagan Clark of North Carolina; Nephew's: Markel Joy, Dylan Jeppe; Niece's: Merissa Jeppe, Amya Joy, Kaleena Joy; Girlfriend: Jennifer Miller; Parents Randall L. & Donna M. Joy of Geneva; Sisters: Stephanie (Darwin) Jeppe; Brandy Joy both of Geneva.
Precede By: Maternal Grandmother: Sarah Smith; Paternal Grandmother: Dee Crotell.
Calling Hours: 4-7:00 pm, Friday, March 9, 2018 with Service Directly following at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Clergy: Rev. Shirley Frantz of Bristolville United Methodist Church.
Donations: to the Family C/O Walker Funeral Home
Henry "Hank" D. Swoboda 1933-2018
Henry "Hank" D. Swoboda, (Rock Creek) Age 84, Passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018
Henry worked as a machinist at the Caterpillar Incorporated in Mentor, and served our
country in the United States Marine Corps.
Survived By: Loving wife Veronica Swoboda and Daughter Jeanine Carney.
Services: Graveside 11:00 A.M. Monday March 5, 2018.
Interment: All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, Ohio.
Officiated By: Father John Madden, of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Creek, Ohio.
Military Honors: Geneva V.F.W. Post # 6846 Colorguard.
Roger D. Tryon 1953-2018
Roger D. Tryon, Geneva, age 65 passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospitals, St. Joes in Warren, Ohio.
Son of Clifford M. & Norma J. (Arnett) Tryon Sr. born in Painesville, Ohio on Wednesday, February 11, 1953.
He was self employed doing Lawn Maintenance around the area and liked to draw.
Survived by: Son: Joshua Tryon of Ashtabula; Siblings: Keith (Anna) Lynch of Harpersfield;
Annette (Homer) Palinkas of Geneva; Jamie Shahan of Unionville
Preceded by: Parents; Brother, Clifford
NO SERVICE'S WILL BE OBSERVED
John F. Kuntch 1950-2018
John F. Kuntch , (Geneva) Age 67, Passed away February 1, 2018 at home. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 5, 1950 to John & Winifred (Keefe) Kuntch. John was a School Bus Driver for Pittsburgh Public Schools, worked for Coca-Cola Co., and a Pittsburgh sports fan.
Survived by: Children; Robert (Hope) Kuntch, Pittsburgh, PA; David (Tracey) Mattes, Pittsburgh, PA;
Grandchildren; Robert, Brittany, Gary & Mia. Sisters; Joann Scanlon, Pittsburgh, PA; Jacqueline (Jack) Geyer, Fredericksburg, VA.
Preceded by: Wife; Suzann Kuntch whom he married March 3, 2003 in Pittsburg, PA; Son; Thomas J. Kuntch; Parents
No Services will be observed at this time.
Juanita "Nita" J. Taber 1945-2018
Juanita "Nita" J. Taber, of Geneva, age 72, passed away at home on Saturday February 3, 2018.
Born in Farmville, Virginia, on April 27, 1945 to Howard & Ila (York) McGrew. Juanita worked in the
Operations Department as a Pipeline Distributor for Tennessee Gas. She served in the U.S. Air Force
from 1965-1967. Sang with the Community Choir, enjoyed reading, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers
and the Pirates. Liked to sing. Followed Coach Pat Summit with the University of Tennessee Womens
Basketball Team and was an Anne Murray fan.
Survived By: Siblings; Mark (Lori) Roeske, Oswayo, PA; Linda Allman, Geneva; Nieces & Nephews;
Angela Lorraine; Becky Rouzic; Jared; Joshua; Traci Roeske; Great Nephews; Judah; Thomas;
Gideon Lorraine; Treigh & Jase Roeske.
Preceded by: Parents; Brother-In-Law; Jack Allman; Nephew; Jack "Jay" Allman II.
Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M. Friday February 9, 2018 at Geneva United Methodist Church, 89 S. Broadway.
Officiating: Rev. Bruce Hitchcock of the Geneva United Methodist Church.
Military Honors: Geneva V.F.W. Colorguard Post 6846.
"Johnny" John R. Carroll 1961-2018
John Russell Carroll, of Geneva, age 56 went home to be with the Lord January 31, 2018. He was born on April 12, 1961 in Raleigh, North Carolina son of James Russell & Alice Faye (Brantley) Carroll. He worked servicing heating and air conditioning, among other jobs. He loved his family, was a very intelligent, could figure how to fix almost anything in the house, enjoyed camping, his dog Sasha and knew Jesus.
Survivors: Children: Amber Carroll, Maghan "Boogie" Horne (Blake), James, Diana, Hanna & Andrew Carroll; Grandchildren: Jackson, Mason, Peyton, Amelia, Jack & Autumn; Mother: Alice B. White; Siblings: Lisa Carroll Wall, Stuart Carroll & "Scooter" Sharon (Jeff) Johnson; Many Aunts , Uncles; Nieces & Nephews; Cindy Johnson mother of Amber & Maghan.
Proceeded: Father: James R. Carroll; Tammy Napier mother of James, Diana, Hanna & Andrew, Glen White Step Father.
Calling Hours: 12:30-2:00 pm, Monday, February 5, 2018 at Massey Funeral Home, 913 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, NC 27597
Interment: Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 809 W. Gannon Ave., Zebulon, NC 27597
Frances "Franny" M. Daugherty 1939-2018
Frances "Franny" M. Daugherty, 78, Geneva, passed away at home with family, on January 30, 2018. Born November 16, 1939 in Washington, D.C. the daughter of Mabel McComas Norman B. & Muddiman. A Supervisor for Apple Creek State Hospital, Apple Creek, Ohio, and a Residential Specialist for Stewart Lodge in Madison. Enjoyed fishing, Maryland Blue Crab, and playing lottery tickets.
Survived by: Son; David Davis, Orlando, FL; Grandchildren; Michelle (Chris) Harper; Christina Davis, Timothy Davis; 2 Great Grandchildren; Ashley & Cora. Sister; Linda Lou Smith, Geneva. Nieces and Nephews; Donald (Susan) Braat; Redina Montgomery; Gustav "Joe" Braat; Christopher Braat; Jennifer Smith, Ricky (Stephanie) Smith. Great Nieces and Nephews; Kade (Randall) Kirian, Jake Braat, Eric Montgomery, Lindsey Ferguson, Gustav "Joe" Braat III, Macy Braat,
Christen Braat, Jeremy Braat, Heidi (Jason) Williams, Stephanie (Nick) Reinemeyer, Jamie (Jessica) Muddiman, Bobbi Muddiman,
Scotty (Stacia) Muddiman, Bradley Funk, Linda Funk.
Preceded by: Grandson; David Davis, Jr.; Parents; Siblings; Nancy Lee Braat; James E."Jim" Muddiman, Sr.; Shirley Funk; Norman Muddiman, Jr.
Celebration of Life Service 11:00 A.M., February 3, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva
Officiating: Pastor Hal Morgan of the Community Church of Christ, Ashtabula
Family request NO Flowers Please, But please share your memories.
Cleta F. Berry 1933-2018
Cleta F. Berry, Geneva age 84 passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at home with family by her side. Born in Huntington, West Virginia on Friday, March 3, 1933 daughter of Everett & Macie (Wroten) Mason. Cleta has lived in the Geneva area for the last 38 years. She worked as a inspector & welder for General Electric in Cleveland. Attended The Pentecostal Church of God in Ashtabula. She liked crocheting, gospel music, reading her bible and was a Pittsburgh Steelers Fan.
Survivors: Bobby (Cindy) Berry of Madison, Carol Mosier & Robin Sue Havens both of Geneva; Many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren.
Proceeded: Husband, Davis, Son: Dallas Berry Sr.; Great Granddaughter Dayjah; Brother: Bobby Mason; Sister: Lucille "Toots"
Calling Hours: 11:00-1:00 pm, Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva. Service following directly at 1:00 pm.
Clergy: Rev. Kenneth Roberts of The Pentecostal Church of God.
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery.
Donations: to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, OH 44004
Barbara Jo "Jody" Scibbe 1961-2018
Saybrook Twp., Barbara "Jody" Jo Scibbe, age 57 passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born in Lexington, Kentucky on Friday, January 6, 1961. Daughter of Orven Forester & Ingrid J. (Halvorsen) Hogg. A nanny for Kylee, also worked as a hairdresser and realtor while in Florida. Liked shindigs around campfires, playing the guitar, an artist - painted nature scenes& charcoal illustrations on her Fathers' memoires book, singing, folk music, traveling & being outdoors, Went to Norway with her mom, and a University of Kentucky Wildcats fan.
Survivors: Husband "Skip";
Children: Rebecca (Ken) Kotula of Huntsburg; Richard J. (Miranda) Scibbe; Kevin M. (Lauren) Scibbe both of Tampa Bay area, FL.
Father "Forester" of Henderson, KY; Sister: Karen Trayner of Lexington, KY.
Proceeded: Mother, Ingrid; Brother: Eric Eugene Hogg.
Calling Hours: 10:30-12:30 pm, Monday, January 22, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, OH 44041 directly following is the Graveside Service: 12:45 pm, at Saybrook Cemetery
Donations to: Cleveland Clinic - Taussig Cancer Center, 10201 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH 44195
Norma Jean Brown 1933-2018
Norma J. Brown, previously of Ashtabula, age 84 passed away Wednesday, January 17, at Jefferson Health Care.
Born in Webster Springs, West Virginia, daughter of William M. & Lula G. (Wood) Pudder. Was a Nanny & also did light housekeeping. Was a member of the Geneva Nazarene Church.
Survivors: Daughter: Sharon G. Phillips of Albuquerque, New Mexico;
Siblings: Jenna Hoffman of Middlefield & Ronald Pudder of Geneva.
Grandchildren: Ryan James, Michael Dilan & Melea
Proceeded: Husband, James Brown, Parents, Siblings: Dell Luella Pudder, Agatha Thorpe, Franklin, Freeman & Leroy Pudder
Graveside Service: 23:00 pm, Tuesday, January 23 at Greenlawn Memory Gardens in N. Kingsville
Clergy: Rev. Shirley Deemer previously of Geneva Nazarene Church.
Interment: Greenlawn Memory Gardens, N. Kingsville
Barbara "Barb" A. Curtis 1952 - 2018
Barbara "Barb" A. Curtis, Geneva, age 65, passed away at home Tuesday, January 16, 2018. She was born Thursday, July 3, 1952 in Houston, Texas the daughter of Walter A. & Marjorie R. (Garland) Perkins. Married Elwin "Lynn" L. Curtis on December 10, 1993 in Houston, Texas. A homemaker, Member of the Chapel United Methodist Church, Madison, Ohio also in the church choir. Liked flowers, gardening, good country & western music, a Pittsburgh Steelers and Painesville Speedway Fan.
Survivors: Husband, "Lynn"; Children: Cassandra (Jason) Elliott of Madison; J.R. Muth of Texas;
Grandchildren: Ashley; Meagan; Austin;
Great Grandchildren: Alezea; Aziel; Abel;
Brother: Charles Perkins of Madison;
Cousins: Misty Justice of Columbus; Rosemarie Rein of Madison.
Preceded: Parents; Brother: Scott Perkins, Sister: Janet
Calling Hours: 10-12:00 Noon, Saturday, January 20 at Chapel United Methodist Church, 2019 Hubbard Road, Madison, OH 44057 directly following is a Celebration of Life Service at Noon.
Clergy: Rev. Lenore Robinson
Donations: to the family C/O Walker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 349, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, OH 44041
Pauline M. Waid 1931-2018
Pauline M. Waid, Geneva, age 86 passed away at home with family by her side on January 14, 2018.
born on October 3, 1931 in Mechanicsville, Ohio, daughter of Frank & Mary (Shreve) Schwentker.
Married the Kenton P. Waid. Worked as a Dispatcher for the Ohio State Highway Patrol
Survived by: Children: Kenny (Tammy) Waid; Paula (Jim) Hildebrand; Keith (Judy) Waid;
Kevin (Tracey) Waid; 4 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren. Siblings: Frank (Joan) Schwentker;
Rev. Shirley Deemer.
Preceded by: Husband; Parents
Calling Hours: 11:00-12:30 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, Service directly afterwards at 12:30 Wednesday January 17, 2018
Officiating: Rev. Rich Meier of Cherry Valley Nazarene Church
Interment: Mechanicsville Cemetery
Donations: to any Veterans group of your choice.
Margaret Fernandez 1925 - 2018
Margaret Fernandez, Mentor, age: 92 passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at Lake West Hospital. Daughter of the late David & Virtudes (Vazquez) Rodriquez.
Survived by: Children; Virtudes; Melody (Richard) Schafer; Evaristo; David (Nancy); Richard (Darlene); Alan (Maria Elena); Eric. 16 Grand Children and 1 Great Grandson.
Preceded by: Husband; Manuel Fernandez, Parents; Son; Manuel A. Fernandez, Jr., Granddaughter; Jessica Fernandez, Brother; David Izquierdo.
Service: Private Family Service
Interment: Lakewood Park Cemetery, Rocky River, Ohio
Joyce C. (Kinkaid) Ray 1951-2018
Joyce C. Ray (Kinkaid) of Geneva, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on January 7, 2018 at UH Cleveland.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Ray; Mother-in-law, Dorthy Ray; Daughter, Victoria McDaniel; Stepson, Joshua Ray; Stepdaughter, Candice VanHerley; Grandchildren, Corey (Erin) McDaniel and Damon (Amanda) Sundman; sister, Judith McKay ; nephews and niece, Chris and John McKay, Branden and Mariah McDaniel,.
She was preceded in death by her parents Katherine and James Kinkaid; brother, James Kinkaid, Jr; daughter, Michelle McDaniel; Stepson, Robbie F Ray; and grandson Justin Sundman. Mom wished to be cremated and no funeral service was observed.
A celebration of life service will be held at the Perry outdoor YMCA
( 4540 River Rd, Perry, Ohio) in the Skeggs Chapel, on Feb 18, from 1pm-5pm.
"Randy" Randall L. Bradburn 1960-2018
Randall "Randy" L. Bradburn age 57, passed away at home on January 3, 2018. He was son of the late Joyce "Tiny" G. & Florine F. (Goeler) Bradburn. He was born and lived most of his life in Geneva. Owner of Lakeside Fire Protection had also worked for Nef-Perkins & Marcy Chevrolet as a salesman. He liked playing guitar, trapping, was a Cleveland Browns fan. Randy had many loves. He was a HUGE Kiss fan, loved all Rock and Roll, Geneva on the Lake, his pup Taco, fishing, hunting, and was a successful self started business man for over 20 years. His most prided accomplishment was his children. His love for them, even through his struggles, was never, ever not evident. He leaves behind a legacy that was cut short, but we are hoping not in vain. Our hope as a family is that his death will serve a purpose to anyone who loved him and need to feel purpose.
Survivors: Children: Monica (Cody) Rayl of Willowick, Ryan Bradburn of Willoughby & Andrew Bradburn of Pittsburgh; Grandchildren: Emersyn & Brecken; Sister: Barbara (George) Bosley of Andover.
Proceded: by his parents.
Calling Hours: 4-6:00 pm, Sunday, January 7, at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva
Service: 6:00pm, Sunday, January 7 directly after calling hours.
Officiating: Rev. Robert Gears of Andover Christian Church.
Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery Andover at a later date.
Donations: to the family c/o Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, OH 44041
Donald B. Brock 1959-2017
Donald B. Brock, Madison, age 58 passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at home. Born in Painesville, Ohio on Sunday, September 27, 1959. Son of Donald R. & Georgia A. (Jones) Brock. Donald was a press operator for American Stamping in Euclid and also did Catering. A member of Calvary Baptist Church in Painesville. He loved his family, liked to cook, bake, cleaning, camping, gardening, plants, and was a Cleveland Fan.
Survivors: Siblings: Mary Ann Storer of Worthington; Kevin Brock of Geneva; Tom (Laura) Brock of Madison; Aunts: Marylou Richardson; Kay (Jim) Sojka all of Chardon; Fiancé' Dan of Madison.
Preceded: his parents
No Service will be observed per family's request.
J. Lynn (Renz) Oplinger 1950-2017
Joyce Lynn (Renz) Oplinger, passed away August 13, 2017 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was born in Los Angeles, California. Parents Victor & Garnette (Stasny) Renz. She was a director of Nurse in Mentor for the VA in Cleveland before moving out of the area. She worked in Texas & North Carolina at the VA Hospital also. She was a "True Nurse."
She was farm oriented, liked gardening flowers and vegetables, liked canning, carpentry, remodeling homes, reading and traveling.
Surviving are: Daughter, Lesley (Tim) Woodruff of Jefferson,
Grandchildren: Iam , Katherine "Kate", Gwendalyn May Oplinger, Sara Jayne;
Sisters: Sherryl (Bob) Marin of Arizona, Karlene Bonnay of Painesville.
Preceded: son, Eric Oplinger, Brother Russell, Sister "Sissy"; Her parents.
Calling Hours at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, OH today, December 20, 1-3 & 6-8 PM.
Services Thursday at Geneva United Methodist Church, 89 S. Broadway, Geneva, OH at 1:00 PM.
Clergy Rev. Bruce Hitchcock
Eric D. Oplinger 1972-2017
Eric D. Oplinger, born November 20, 1972, lost his two year battle with cancer on December 16, 2017. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Charles E. Oplinger of Jefferson, Ohio and J. Lynn Oplinger of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He lived in the Geneva area most of his life. Graduated from Geneva High School in 1991, Kent State University in 1999 with a BA in Finance. He had been employed at Lakeland college just prior to his death, self employed in building, remodeling and rental properties. He loved family, outdoor activities with his daughter, exercising, and relaxing evenings around a fire with friends. He was a black belt, member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Member of Geneva United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Gwendalyn, father Rev. Charles Oplinger (Jeanne), sister Lesley Woodruff (Tim), nephew - Iam, nieces Kate and Sara, aunt Sherry Marin and Karlene Bonnay, companion Sherri Carroll, and several cousins.
Proceeded his mother J. Lynn in death.
Calling Hours at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, OH Wednesday 1-3 & 6-8 PM.
Services Thursday at Geneva United Methodist Church, 89 S. Broadway, Geneva, OH at 1:00 PM.
Interment at Mt. Pleasant
Donations to Geneva United Methodist Church in Memory of Eric.
Clara (Concetta) Clayman 1923-2017
Clara (Concetta) Clayman (nee Miceli), aged 94, passed away December 11, 2017. She was a long-time Willoughby resident and faithful attendee of Calvary Assembly of God in Willoughby Hills.
Born June 13, 1923 to Giuseppe and Maria Miceli, she was the youngest of nine children (all deceased). She married Raymond Clayman (deceased) in 1952 and has two daughters; Connie (William) Gergel and Bonnie (William) Hubler, three grandchildren; Benjamin Hubler, Elizabeth (Philip) Holden, Jonathan Hubler, and two great-grandsons; Harper and Avery Holden.
A memorial gathering will be held on a later 2018 date. At this time you are invited to remember and celebrate her life with your kind words, deeds to others or organizations of your choice. Her daughters express their gratitude of the care and friendship from many wonderful family and friends who were such an important part of her life throughout the years.
Herbert "SONNY" A. Clark 1941-2017
Vernon Mullins 1935 - 2017
Vernon Mullins, age 82, of Geneva, died peacefully Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 19th, 1935 in Hartley, KY, to Perry Mack and Ethel (Tackett) Mullins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry Mack and Ethel Mullins, and 1 brother, Royce Mullins.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Myrtle Ann (Johnson) Mullins; daughters Kathleen Rice and Lisa Mullins, and son Thomas Mullins, all of Geneva; grandchildren Pamela Autry, Phillip Rice, Michael Rice, Angela Whitman, and Ryan Mullins; great grandchildren Michael Fogle and Joshua Rice; brothers Hurley (Nora) Mullins and Kenneth (Shirley) Mullins, of Hillsboro, KY, Homer (Jean) Mullins & LD (Polly) Mullins of Virgie, KY; sisters Violet Faye (Dan) Beasley of Marshall, NC, Mary Mullins of Wyandotte, MI, and Dorothy Bentley of Melvindale, MI; and many nieces and nephews.
Vernon served in the Army for 2 years and was stationed in Fort Devens, MA. He assisted the Medics in the 5th Field Hospital. He achieved the rank of Sp4 E-4 (T) upon his discharge.
Vernon moved to Geneva and one of his first jobs in the area was for the Industrial Rayon Corporation. He then went on to work for Geneva True Temper Company, and eventually retired from Avery Denison after 17 years as a machine operator.
Vernon enjoyed bowling and has 3 perfect games to his credit, hunting, fishing, gardening, working on his house and property, and being outdoors. Vernon enjoyed watching Kentucky Wildcats basketball and Ohio State football along with local Cleveland sports teams. He also enjoyed traveling back home to Kentucky to visit family and friends and made the trip yearly. Vernon loved spending time with family and friends, and for many years hosted an annual Labor Day family reunion on his property in Harpersfield.
Calling hours will be from 5-7pm on Tuesday Dec 12h at Walker Funeral Home in Geneva.
Service will be at the funeral home on Wednesday Dec 13th at 11:30am
Clergy Rev. Harry Pishcura of New Life Assembly of God, GenevaBurial at Harpersfield Twp. Cemetery.
Military Honors by Geneva VFW Post #6846
Linda L. Klinginsmith DeJesus 1949-2017
Linda Lee Klinginsmith DeJesus , lost her courageous fight with cancer on December 5, 2017. Linda was born on May 16, 1949 in Ashtabula, and was a long time resident of Ashtabula Co.
Linda retired from McDonalds in Mentor. She loved to read, dance, play pool, listening to the Cavs and Indians games on the radio , and spending time with her family and friends.
Linda proceeds in death with parents Lawrence and Caroline Klinginsmith, her brothers, Fred & Terry Klinginsmith and her sister, Alma Klinginsmith.
Surviving relatives are daughter Brenda (David) Baer, her son's "Petie" Pedro Gomez and Daniel (Tabitha) Rosado. Her brother, Karl Klinginsmith, Sister-in-law's: Susan & Polly Klinginsmith
Her grandchildren whom she loved: Joseph, Isabelle, Benjamin, and Zachary Gomez, Emma and Zoey Rosado, Niece's: Leesa, Milissa Klinginsmith; Kristy (Anthony) Byrne; Ashley Heliker; Kelly (Aaron) Delp; Nephew: Terry (Casandra) Klinginsmith Jr.
Calling Hours: 11-12:30 pm, Monday, December 11 at Walker's.
Funeral will be, 12:30PM, Monday, December 11, at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva
Officiating: Rev. Kip Kratche of Pathway Church, Strongsville.
Burial will be Maple Grove Cemetery, Thompson, OH at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers: Contributions can be made to Walker Funeral Home, PO Box 349, Geneva, OH 44041
Thomas C. Sunderlin 1928-2017
Thomas C. Sunderlin age 89 of Harpersfield Twp. passed away on December 1, 2017 at the Harrington House, Conneaut. Born to Charles and Vernie (Brink) Sunderlin on May 31, 1928 in Glen Campbell, PA. Tom was a U.S. Army Veteran; worked for General Motors, Cleveland for 34 years; a member of the St. Patrick Church, Thompson and the Rock Creek V.F.W. Post. An avid hunter and fisherman; and a Cleveland Browns fan.
Survivors include Sons, Dale (Janie) of Harpersfield Twp. and Charles T. of Edinboro, PA; 5 Grandchildren Dale II; Stacey; David; Thomas; Steven; Great Grand, Dale III; Brianna; Siblings, Charles of Barnsboro, PA; Jane Zurnick of Shaker Hts.;
Preceded Wife, Gladene (Reeves); daughter, Georgia; Siblings:, Harry, Raymond, Robert and Josephine Williams; his parents, Granddaughter, Wendy Lynne Sunderlin.
Calling hours: December 5, 2017 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva from 6:00 - 8:00pm
Funeral: December 6th at the funeral home at 9:30 AM with Fr. Daniel Finnerty of the Assumption Church, Geneva officiating.
Burial at Trumbull Cemetery with Military Honors by the Geneva V.F.W. Post 6846
Connie Osborne 1960-2017
Connie Sue Osborne "Sue-baby"
Age 57, passed peacefully 11-26-17 with family by her side , Connie was loved by so many and had a smile to light the darkest room, she enjoyed playing candy crush, criminal minds, watching football, and a nice cold beer!
Connie is survived by her husband Terry Yommer, daughters Tonya Stroud, Toshia (Chris) Scalese, grandchildren, Dana Stroud, Kayla Cerjan, Alexys Schupska, Jayden Buth and Carter Scalese, great grand children Chance,Ari and Bentley, sister Bonnie Osborne, brothers Donnie (Sue) and Daniel(Casey) Osborne, and many neices nephews and cousins .
She was preceded in death by her parents Grady and Ruth Osborne.
Celebration of Life Dec 2, 2017... 2-4pm at Triangle Lounge GOTL.
Donations are welcomed by the family.
Sheila D. Fluty 1963 - 2017
Sheila D. Fluty, Austinburg, age 54 passed away Sat. Nov. 25, 2017 at UH Geneva Medical Hospital
Daughter of Charles "Chuck" P. & Brenda S. (Coe) Comas born in Spencer, WV on Friday, Nov. 15, 1963.
Married Earvin "Ray" Fluty in Cleveland on July 5, 2004. Was a Health Care worker for Austinburg Rehabilitation Center also worked at Gaymont Norwalk Nursing Home. Loved her grand babies, liked flower gardening, cooking & a New England Patriots fan.
Survived by: Husband Ray; Children: Malori (John) Topaloff; Justin (Brittany) Kutscher; Joshua Kutscher all of Ashtabula; Grandchildren: Natalie Topaloff & Zoie Kutscher; Mother: Brenda Coe; Father: Chuck Comas both of WV; Sibblings: Charles P. "Junior" (Tabby) Comas Jr. of WV; Susan Ranaie Comas; Several Nieces & Nephews
Preceded by: Maternal Grandparents Herbert & Ethel Coe
CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE: 2:00PM, Saturday, December 16, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 6003 OH-193, Kingsville, OH
Allison L. Sweeney
Charles "CHUCK" S. Hall 1937-2017
Charles S. Hall age 80 of Trumbull Twp., passed away at home, with his family by his side, on November 23, 2017. Born March 16, 1937 to Herbert F. and Althea B. (Carpenter) Hall in Rivesville, WVA. Chuck enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survived by his wife, Donna, whom he married on June 21, 1955 in Painesville, OH. Children: Sheila K. Vincent; Charles Hall, Jr. both of Geneva; Dana German of Jefferson; Mark Hall of Harpersfield Twp.; Amy Hamrick of Rock Creek; Joy Jahn of Geneva and Rob ( Allison) Hall of Rock Creek; 19 Grandchildren; 39 Great Grandchildren; and Brother, Don ( Donna) Hall of Perry. Sister-in-Law, Mary Hall of Jefferson.
Preceded by his daughters, Sherry Jones and Becky Coachman; 13 siblings; and his parents.
Calling Hours: November 29, 2017 from 1-3 and 6-8pm at WALKER FUNERAL HOME, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Funeral : November 30, 2017 at 11:00am at the funeral home with Pastor Aaron Cuyler of the Altered Church in Painesville officiating.
Burial Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva
Donations to Hospice of Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, OH 44004
Jordan M. Harchalk 1990-2017
Jordan was born on May 31, 1990 in Geneva to Jeffrey A. and Marlene S. (Huggins) Harchalk.
He attended Peoples Church, worked for Augustinsky Foods and for his dad at Jeff's Tree Farm.
Jordan was a member of the Ashtabula Mens Softball League, enjoyed playing baseball, corn hole, bowling, rollerblading, hanging out with friends and liked fast fancy cars along with his shoe and hat collection.
Survivors: Mother, Marlene of Geneva; Siblings; Jennifer (Jerrett) Cecil of Harpersfield Twp.; Jody Harchalk of Geneva; Jeffrey J. (Katie) Harchalk of Harpersfield Twp. Niece and Nephews, Jeffrey Metz; Colton, Morgan, Lance, Blake, Jackson Harchalk and many cousins.
Preceded in death by his father, Jeffrey; Niece, Stella Cecil.
Calling Hours will be Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5-8 pm at WALKER FUNERAL HOME, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Funeral will be held on December 2, 2017 at 12 Noon at the funeral home with Rev. Jonathan Schroeder of St. Johns Lutheran Church officiating.
Phillip D. Belden 1943-2017
Phillip D. Belden, Geneva, age 74. Passed away November 21, peacefully at home with family by his side. Son of Alberta (Klumph) Belden, born in Fairport Harbor February 6, 1943. Married Linda Sue Myers, Aug. 9, 1969 in Geneva. A school teacher for the Geneva Area City Schools 32 1/2 years, also worked at Geneva Marina for 12 Years and Painted houses in the summer. His passion was going to the Florida Keys & his dogs, liked to fish, scuba diving, taking photo's, traveling, & boating.
Survived by: Wife: Linda Sue; Daughters: Michele (Robert) Faulkner of Geneva; Kim Belden of Kingsville.
Preceded by: His Mother Alberta (Klumph) Belden
Celebration of Life Service 2-5 pm, Saturday, November 25 at Geneva VFW, 76 Depot St.
Donations : Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave, or APL 5970 Green Rd., both of Ashtabula, OH 44004
Thomas M. Leonard Sr 1926-2017
Thomas M. Leonard Sr. age 91 went home to be with the Lord Friday, November 17, 2017 at Geneva Shores Nursing Home. Ashtabula, living in Ashtabula Co. since 1955. Son of John & Rose M. (Steffey) Leonard born in Bradford, PA on Saturday, July 24, 1926. Married Joyce M. Haight Sept. 1, 1950 in Kane, PA. Was a driver operator for CEI First Energy retiring in 1987. Formerly attended Free Methodist church and now attending Lighthouse Baptist Church in Ashtabula. Serving in the US Navy during WWII 1944-1946 on the USS Cultyhunk Island.
Survived by: Children: Marcia (William) Johnson of Sendona, AZ; Thomas (Mary Lou) Leonard Jr. of Geneva; Rose (Tarry) Meyers of Silver Lake, FL.; Diane Stewart; Carolyn (David) Enricco both of Kent; Douglas Leonard; 15 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren; Several Sisters & Brothers.
Preceded by: Wife: Joyce; Son: Timothy; Sibblings: John, Lulumae Izsanyi.
Private Graveside Service at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Kingsville
With Military Honors by Geneva VFW Post 6846.
Eric J. Kerns 1986-2017
Eric J. Kerns age 31 of Mentor passed away unexpectedly Nov. 2017. Born April 2, 1986 in Ashtabula to David J. & Ann F. (Reed) Kerns.
Eric worked at Anderson's Heating & Cooling in Mentor and had been a chef at Martinis Restaurant. He loved spending time with his children, putting model cars together and playing video games.
Survivors: Children, William and Avery Kerns; Fiancee, Erin Ahlstrom of Mentor; Mother, Ann Anderson of Ashtabula; Step-father, Bill Anderson of Painesville; Siblings, Crystal (fiance Patrick Decker) Conroy of Richmond Hts.; Thomas (Kayla) Kerns of Rock Creek; Joseph (fiancee, Ciara Johnson) Kerns of Ashtabula; Uncles, Frank Reed of Ashtabula; Joe (Shirley) DiDino of West Farmington; Sam (Doreen) DiDino of Pierpont; Michael DiDino of Ashtabula; Aunts, Tammy (Jerry) Nichols of Ashtabula; Cheryl Kerns of Kingsville; Cousin, Robert Dewhurst II of Indiana; and many other cousins.
Preceded by Uncle, Andrew DiDino; Grandparents, Frank & Edith Reed & James Kerns.
Calling Hours on November 14, 2017 at WALKER FUNERAL HOME, 828 Sherman St. Geneva from 12:00 -2:00 & 6-8 pm.
Donations to the family c/o Funeral Home
Austin James Williams 1995-2017
Austin left us on November 5th, 2017, from complications sustained during a car accident. If you knew Austin then you know he didn't leave without giving you something. He filled everyone he touched with LOVE, JOY and LAUGHTER. We would ask you all to celebrate Austin's legacy by being KIND to one another. Austin was born October 15, 1995, in Painesville, OH. He then grew to become the man we all knew and loved today. With a life full of tragedy he always tried to be the smiling face in the room. He was many things in life - a son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew, friend, music festival junkie, salesman, gamer, athlete, coach, and sometimes a jackass, but he was our jackass and we loved him for it.
Austin is preceded in death by his sister Shelby Williams of Geneva, OH; grandfather Jim Owens of Madison, OH; and Martin Noponen of Painesville, OH.
Austin is survived by his parents, Jerry Williams and Tara Owens of Geneva, OH; sister Savannah Williams of Painesville, OH; brother Ricky Williams (Rayann Seager) of Mentor, OH; Granny Dianna Noponen of Painesville, OH; Grammy Kay Owens of Madison, OH; Grandfather George Williams of Mentor, OH; five loving aunts; three loving uncles; and a small army of loving cousins.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to his GoFundMe (https://www.gofundme.com/yay9q-austin-james-williams) or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in his and Shelby's Honor.
"Let there be songs to fill the air"
Friday 10 Nov
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
C.A. Walker Funeral Home
828 Sherman Street, Geneva, OH,
Celebration of life
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jewels Dance Hall
1770 Mill St, Austinburg, OH 44010
James J. Yuhas Jr 1957-2017
James J. Yuhas Jr. age 60, passed away on, November 2, 2017 at home from lung cancer that was diagnosed on
Dec. 22, 2016. Born on October 11, 1957 to James J & Waneta (Burlingame) Yuhas.
Married Cherie (Piekarski) on September 24, 1977. James J. Yuhas III is his son that he is very
proud of his many accomplishments which include education overseas and learning many skills in
business both here and abroad.
Hobbies- riding motorcycle, camping, fishing, tinkering in garage on projects, wood working.
Graduated with class of 1976 at Geneva High with 2 years spent at Vo-Ed for auto body.
Completed a 2 year Electronic Engineering Degree at Lakeland Community College in 1999.
Volunteered with Austinburg Fire Department for over 20 years before going onto their retiree list.
Employed with A. Schulman, formerly Hadlock Plastics as an electrical and program tech from 2-18-08
to present, General Aluminum, Parker Hannifin, Worthington Precision Metals and RMI Metals.
Survived by: spouse Cherie of Austinburg, son James III of Eastlake, father James, brother Patrick
(Patricia) Yuhas of Austinburg and their children Jamie (Geremy) Hines of Jefferson, Lauren Carey of N.
Carolina, Lindsey (Adam) Humble of Madison.
Preceded in death; Mother Waneta, Siblings; David Alan and Cristy Lou.
His body was donated to Case Western Reserve to help with future education.
Calling Hours: Noon-2:00 P.M. & 6-8:00 P.M , November 9, 2017 at Walker Funeral Home,
828 Sherman St., Geneva, Ohio.
Donations made to Austinburg Fire Department, 2794 State Route 307, Austinburg, OH 44010.
REMARKS: The Family would like to give a special Thank You to Hospice of Western Reserve and Advacare.
Please take a friend fishing and enjoy the day.
Brenda L. Chandler, age 52, of Madison. Passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Lake Health Madison E.R. Born in Toms River, New Jersey, on Friday May 14, 1965 to Robert T. & Mary P. (Stock) Greeby. She was an Administrative Assistant at Howard Hannah in Madison. Brenda was a Cleveland Sports fan and she enjoyed camping.
Survived by: Children: Alex & Nichole Chandler. Brothers: Brian (Diana) Greeby of Willowick, Theodore Greeby of Geneva. Nieces & Nephews: Adam, Tori and Luke Greeby. Children's Father: Daniel M. Chandler of Madison.
Preceded by: Parents, and Brother Brooke Greeby
Calling Hours: 6-8:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Interment: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneva.
Donations: To the children c/o Walker Funeral Home.
Joyce M. Hoadley 1930-2017
Joyce M. Hoadley age 86, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, July 17, 2017 while at The Waters in Gallatin, Tennessee. Previously from Kingsville, Ohio. Born in Bradford, PA on September 14, 1930 daughter of Daniel B. & Elizabeth (Phillips) Farrell. She was a homemaker and a devoted wife of 60 years and loving Mother to her 4 children, 11 grand children and 6 great grandchildren. She attended the Peoples Church in Geneva.
Survived by: Children; Doreen L. Conley, George H. Hoadley of Gallatin, TN, 10 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded by: Husband; George W. Hoadley. Children; Sheila M. Jeffrey, Robert W. Hoadley. One Granddaughter, Mary Gornick. Parents; Siblings; Virginia Anderson, Marion Blum, Becky Slater, Bill Farrell.
Funeral Service: Private Family Service
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery
Patricia G. Brunsman 1935-2017
Patricia G. Brunsman age 82, went home to be with the Lord Monday Oct. 9, 2017 at home. Residing in Geneva. Born in Painesville on January 13, 1935 the daughter of Howard & Esther (Starr) Eighmy. A homemaker having numerous employments Sears, Lakeland Community College Book Store, Data Processing at Diamond Akali Co. Banks in Oregon, Virginia & Ohio, Home Companion, Fizzels, Jerry Berts, Perry School district and Substitute Teacher in Lake and Ashtabula Co. Organizations she was involved with were Ladies Bible Study, Book Club, Faith and Action, Friends for Life. Volunteering for the Christian Ministers wives in Painesville, Columbus, Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Virginia, Children Ministries, Church Piano Accompanist, Chalk Artist, Drama Director, Girl Scout Leader and Camp Counselor, and supported Christian missions and missionaries. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, sewing and Spenserian writing.
Survived by: 6 Step Children, 13 Step Grandchildren, 5 Great Step Grandchildren. Sister: Evelyn Gibbs, Painesville.
Preceded by: Husband's; Ronald R. Sowers, and Richard S. Brunsman. Parents; 1 Step Grandson; Andrew Brunsman.
Calling Hours: ll:00-1:00 pm, Wednesday October 11, 2017 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, directly afterwards a Service at 1:00pm
Officiating: Pastor Paul Brunsman of the Geneva Church of Christ
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery
Debra S. Armstrong 1954-2017
age 62 went home to be with the Lord Thursday, October 5, 2017 at home with family by her side. Residing in Jefferson. Born on October 21, 1954 in New Castle, PA the daughter of Robert J. & Beverly A. (Lundy) Dunkle. Married David W. Armstrong on October 22, 1988 in Geneva. A Book Keeper and a Missionette Coordinator at New Life Assembly of God. She liked computers, walking, riding horses, traveling, camping and reading.
Survived by: Husband David; Children: Jason Rembacki of Geneva, Nathan, Ryan (Regina) Rembacki both of Jefferson, Edwin (Cheryl), Brian Armstrong both of Akron, Eric (Candis) Armstrong of Cuyahoga Hts., Darren Armstrong of Geneva. 15 Grandchildren: Allie, Heather, Sadie, Allysa, Larissa, Faith, Randy, Logan, Nicholas, Matthew, Lilly, Kylie, Mirecille, Zoe & Coy;
Sisters: Bobbie Hudson of Kansas; Dawn (Donald) Perry, Nancy Hoff both of Ashtabula Harbor.
Preceded by: Her parents.
Officiating: Rev. Harry Pishcura
Calling Hours: 10:00 -12:00 Noon, Friday, October 13, 2017 at New Life Assembly of God Church, 1961 LaFavre Road, Geneva with the SERVICE directly afterwards at noon.
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery
Contributions: To the family c/o Walker Funeral Home
THELMA ELLEN BERG
June 9, 1925 - September 26, 2017
Thelma Ellen Berg, age 92, resident of Madison, Ohio, passed away at Rae Ann Nursing Home on Tuesday,
September 26, 2017. Born in Morgantown, West Virginia to James and Mittie (Poling) Fortney. Survived by her children:
Sue DeAngelis, Pam (Steve) Cycyk, Debbie (Chuck) Rose, Patrick (Helen) Berg, all of Geneva, Mike (Vickie) Berg of
Florida. Grandchildren: Don DeAnglis, Tina (Roy) Kirkinburg, Jim Stroud, Tim (Leann) Stroud, Greg Cycyk, Christine
(Sean) Ward, Gannon (April) Berg, Sarah (Nick) Mikash, Chuck (Kate) Rose, Heather (Greg) Geis, Matthew (Kristen) Berg,
Jennifer (Joe) Berg, Randal Berg. Several Great-Grandchildren, one Great-Great-Grandchild. Brother: Adrian Fortney of
Madison. Preceded by: Husband George; Parents; Siblings: Howard, Ralph, David, Genevieve Gehring, Sarah Williams,
Evelyn Dalin. Thelma worked in the cafeteria for the Madison School Systems. She was a member of the United Church,
Geneva, PACE of Geneva, enjoyed gardening, reading, playing cards and games, needle work, and traveling.
CALLING HOURS: Friday September 29, 2017 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday September 30, 2017 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home.
OFFICIATING: Rev. Bryan Manary of the United Church, Geneva.
INTERMENT: Unionville Cemetery, Harpersfield Township.
Donations may be made to: Grace Hospice 7314, Industrial Park Blvd. Mentor, OH 44060. American Heart & Stroke
Association, 1689 E. 115 St., Cleveland, OH 44106. American Diabetes Association, 4500 Rockside Rd., Suite 440,
Independence, OH 44131. Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Chapter, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194.
GENEVA- Tammy Napier, 45, of Geneva, passed away at her home on September 23, 2017. She was born July 29, 1972, in Huntington, W.V., to Jack R. and Diana L. (Holbrooks) Napier, Sr. Tammy was a custodian for Ashtabula Area City Schools. She was a member of Ashtabula Aerie #1463, a Girl Scout leader; cheerleading coach; Geneva Midget League Board; Baseball Little League. Tammy enjoyed her family, camping, plants, baking, Pittsburgh Steelers, enjoyed life, and country music.
Survivors: Children James (Billie) Carroll, Diana, Hanna, Andrew Carroll, all Geneva; grandchildren Amelia & Jack Carroll; siblings Jack (Celeste) Napier, Jr. Painesville, Jeffrey (Tracy) Napier, Geneva, Teresa (Todd) Grenier, Painesville, Randy (Melissa) Holbrooks, Fairport Harbor, Jeremy Holbrooks, Becky Holbrooks, Donna Urban; Mom Debra Holbrooks-Napier, all Geneva; Maternal Grandmother, Mildred Dubberly, Augusta, GA.; 17 Nieces & Nephews and Numerous Aunts, Uncles & Cousins; Care Giver John Carroll, Geneva; Closest two Friends Bambi Dioneff, Ashtabula, Debbie Mayle, Geneva; Loving Dog, Sasha.
Preceded by: Parents. Maternal Grandfather Gene Dubberly. Grand Parents Treva Rose and Donald Napier.
"Thank You to Great Lakes Hospice for their care."
Calling Hours September 27th from 6-9pm at WALKER FUNERAL HOME, 828 Sherman Street, Geneva. Funeral September 28th at 12 Noon at funeral home with Rev. Bruce Wyand of Evangelical Covenant Church, Ashtabula, officiating. Burial Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva.
GLORIA JEAN (Kostella) DiFABIO
March 29, 1935 – September 10, 2017
Gloria Jean (Kostella) DiFabio, age 82, resident of Geneva on the Lake, Ohio since 1960, died suddenly and unexpectedly Sunday, September 10, 2017. Born in Charleroi, PA to George and Helen (Guffa) Kostella of Donora, PA. Survived by her husband of 58 years, Louis A. DiFabio and five children: Dena & Glenn Bushong; Dave & Donna (Christofel) DiFabio; Darrell & Chrissy (Van Dusen) DiFabio; Darla & Skip Stitzlein; and Dionne & Will White; grandchildren: Josh & Cassie Ryder; David Anthony & Julie DiFabio; Ashley & Paul Borthick; Cole, Caroline & Gage DiFabio; Asher & Anna White; Molly & Jay Kern, and Shannon & Dan Mikel; great grandchildren: Brayden & Sophya Ryder; Leon Guy DiFabio; Connor & Emily Kern; and two on the way; and sister-in-law Irene DiFabio; numerous cousins and many special friends throughout the country. Preceded in death by her parents, in-laws and other close relatives. Gloria Jean lived with her parents in Donora, PA and Rostraver Township, PA until she graduated from Donora High School in 1953.
Gloria Jean was a gifted musician who had a rare talent that brought joy to many people throughout the world with her music and cheery disposition. At age four she was already playing piano on Christmas Eve 1939. At age 10, she started her formal music lessons that lasted only two years because Gloria was a “fast learner” and developed her own unique piano playing style. As Professor Birge of Eastman School of Music stated later on when she auditioned for him at Chautauqua Institute, Gloria Jean “was gifted with a rare musical talent and was a very accomplished artist.” At age 16, during a summer vacation with her parents in 1951 at the Red Run Lodge in Deep Creek, MD, Gloria Jean sat down at the piano and began to play old tunes. She immediately became a hit with the crowd that gathered and was encouraged to keep playing as they continued to buy her “Cokes.” At Donora High, Gloria Jean was the accompanist for many musical programs and the Drum Majorette for the Donora Dragon Marching Band. Following graduation she worked at Sweeney’s Restaurant, Belle Vernon, PA. as Secretary for George Sweeney, a noted restauranteur and businessman. However, a career in music was her goal and still foremost in her mind. In 1954 she performed for the Wilkens Amateur Hour, a Pittsburgh TV program that recognized area talent. It was from that program that she received local recognition and a check for $55. Shortly after she formed the Gloria Jean Trio and began playing in many venues throughout Western Pennsylvania. From 1955 through 1959, Gloria Jean entertained in the Silver Lounge of the famous Twin Coaches Supper Club where she met and interacted with many all-time musical greats that were appearing there, i.e. Fats Domino, George Shearing, Don Cornell, Four Lads, Tony Martin, Patti Page, Jerry Vale, Julius LaRosa, McGuire Sisters, Nat King Cole, Pearl Bailey, Bill Haley and the Comets and Sarah Vaughn, in which many of them would visit and share the piano bench with her. She met her future husband, Lou DiFabio in October 1958 while performing with other Mon Valley jazz musicians at a concert at California State Teachers College. They were engaged six months later and married in May 1959. Gloria Jean and her husband spent the summer of 1959 operating DiFabio’s Waffle & Pancake Shoppe and Restaurant at Geneva-on-the Lake. Upon Lou’s graduation from CSTC and the birth of their first child in June 1960, they moved to Geneva-on-the-Lake permanently. Marriage and raising a family did not deter Gloria Jean from her love of music as she took on new roles of mother, piano teacher, bookkeeper for family business and co-owner/partner for Geneva Professional Building Company. Gloria Jean's smile and awesome personality together with her piano playing style brought much pleasure to hundreds of groups and thousands of people throughout the years. She performed at community concerts, dances, festivals, wineries, parks, churches, reunions, anniversaries, senior centers, and nursing homes throughout OH, PA, WV, NY, FL and Canada. She performed on the Mike Douglas Show, pianist for the Miss SNPJ Queen’s Pageant & the MDA/SNPJ Polka Jamborees in Enon Valley, Pa., performed with the Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame All-Star Band. She performed at Powers Auditorium in Youngstown for the Gene Fedorchak Music Reviews. She performed for Ohio State Bar Association, National District Attorney Association, Ohio Prosecutors Association, and OSBA Board of Governors across Ohio and the nation. She performed during a sixteen day trip out west at Glacier National Park Lodge. She also performed on two Carnival cruise ships and at the Wyndham Hotel in Aruba. As Gloria Jean loved hats, it was always a good bet that she would show up in one of her many hats and rose-colored glasses. However, her favorite place to perform was in her music room at her home with her family singing and dancing along during the holidays. Gloria Jean’s recording career started in 1998, wherein she recorded for Gary Rhamy’s Peppermint Productions in Youngstown, Ohio. She also recorded with the Del Sinchak Band of Youngstown, Ohio on the Grammy Nominated album, “Let The Sunshine In”. In 1999 Gloria Jean and Lou walked the red carpet while attending the 41st Grammy Awards where she met up with her dear friend Patti Page. Gloria Jean recorded with other bands such as Eddie Vallus Band II of Poland, Ohio on three various albums. In 1999, she and her husband formed Glorilou Productions that produced and recorded three successfully popular albums that contained a variety of great love songs of easy listening music. Her real love was raising her family of five and helping her husband at his law office and family summer business, while still performing for many charities and community events such as American Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy, and American Heart Association. From 2000 to 2010, Gloria and Lou, who sang and played drums, entertained and began their "Music of Your Life" ministry for many senior groups throughout Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Lou retired from his law practice in 2006 and they retired from their music in 2010 and enjoyed traveling and spending time with their family. She also found time to serve as President of the Ashtabula County Bar Association Women’s Auxiliary, Law Day committee chairman, President of the GOTL Ladies Club. She was a member of the GOTL Chamber of Commerce and was the recipient of the “1999 Citizen of the Year” award. She was recognized by Resolution as an “Outstanding Citizen of the Year” by the Ohio House of Rep. and Senate. She was a former member of the Anita Garibaldi Lodge; enjoyed golfing and was a 40 year plus member of the GOTL Ladies Golf League; member of the Penn-Ohio Polka Pals Booster Club, and member of Geneva Assumption Church since 1960. She loved her family, faith, music, GOTL, I Love Lucy, The Golden Girls, New England Patriots, and bird watching while having breakfast at the Harpersfield Covered Bridge.Even though Gloria Jean has passed on, her musical spirit and love of people will endure as she accompanies the angels in heaven. In closing as Gloria would always say, “I hope you have enjoyed my music as much as I’ve enjoyed playing for you. Keep a song in your heart and love of God in your life.” It was Gloria’s wish to not have calling hours and to have a private family burial. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to GOTL Vol. Fire Department or GOTL Police Department, 4931 S Warner Dr., GOTL, OH 44041, or Geneva Assumption Church Building Fund, 594 W. Main St., Geneva, OH 44041
Dawn M. Harbel,
age 55 passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at UH Geauga Hospital with family by her side.
Her parents Donald R. & Charlotte A. (Prehn) Gleason. She was Born, February 13, 1962 living all her life in Geneva. Married Edward E. Harbel March 5, 1981 in Geneva. Worked for US Bank and as a Paralegal for County Prosecutors. In the US Air Force Reserve two years. Liked crafting, word puzzles, reading, cub scouts, coached sons in sports - baseball, watching the Olympics, Cleveland Browns.
Survived by: Husband, Edward; Children: Matthew (Abby) Harbel of Alaska; Jonathan (Ashley) Harbel of New Hampshire. Many nieces & nephews; Siblings: Lori of Geneva; Craig "Skip" of Saybrook;
Deidre Ann (Kenneth) Zbiegien of Mentor; Bonnie (Roy) Polizzi of Georgia
Preceded by: Parents; Paternal Grandparents Capitola & Arthur Gleason; Maternal Grandparents Bettie & Ralph Prehn
Officiating: Rev. Mark Hurban of Park Street Christian Church, Geneva
Service: 12:oo Noon pm, Friday, September 8, 2017 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva with Military Honors VFW Post #6846 after the service.
Calling Hours: 6-8:00 pm, Thursday, Sept. 7 and 11:00-Noon, Sept. 8 at Walker Funeral Home
Interment: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Geneva
"Tom" Thomas E. Feher Sr.
Thomas E. Feher Sr., Geneva, formerly of Ashtabula, age 82 passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at home with family by his side. Son of Joseph G. & Helen E. (Petro) Feher, he was born in Cleveland on Aug 7, 1935. Married Gertrude "Trudy" V. Warner April 25, 1959 in Geneva. He worked at General Tire & Rubber in Ashtabula for 31 years. He also worked at Vygen 8 1/2 years, Ashtabula Hospital in maintenance & Dragon Construction for 7 years. Serving in the US Army as a Spec4 during 1957-1963.
A 3rd Degree, Knights of Columbus Life Member. Loved His wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, his friends, gardening, fishing, golfing, carpentry, making homemade wine and was a Cleveland Indians Fan.
Survived by: Wife, Trudy; Children: Cynthia (Christopher) Schulte; Christine (Richard) Conklin;
Laurie (Peter) Hornack; Thomas Feher Jr.; Tamara (Kenneth) Stokes
Grandchildren: Christy Bucci; Michael Schulte, Nicholas Schulte; Lindsey Conklin; Zackary Hornack ; Katie Stokes, Allison Stokes;
3 Great Grandchildren: Juliana , Michael & Gino Bucci Siblings: Joseph G. Feher Jr. & Louis A. (Victoria) Feher
Calling Hours: 5:00-8:00 pm, Thursday, August 17, at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva
Christian Mass Burial Service: 10:00 AM, Friday, August 18, at Assumption Church, 594 West Main Street, Geneva Officiating: Fr. Daniel Finnerty
Interment: St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Ashtabula with Military Honors by Geneva VFW Post #6846
Contributions: Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula 44004 or To the Family c/o WFH