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1999 Obits - C & D

Marian K. Carr

JAMI L. CASSIDY


Omer "Joe" Cassidy

Opal Kathryn Cassidy

MARGARET CAVEY-BROCK

Carl R. Chancey Sr.


Michael A. Clagg

Mary J. (Cline) Eyre

Craig T. Cole

Floyd C. Coleman

Jean (Callendar) Coleman

Errold M. Cook

Harry D. Coppus Jr.

Beatrice M. Cox

Evelyn Marie Cranch

Mabel F. Crawford


Evelyn C. Cribbs

Eleanor F. Fertig-Crosby

Forest W. Cupp

Charlotte 'Sherry' Damon

Larry K. Damon

SUE C. DANIELS

Cozetta M. Daring

Cora J. Davis


Philomena C. 'Fanny' DiCesare

JEAN DORAN

Mary A. Dowdy

Alton G. Drew

Delbert F. Durst

Carl R. Chancey Sr.
Roppe Rubber Co. retiree

Carl R. Chancey Sr., 74, of East Eagle Street, Fostoria, died in Fostoria Community Hospital 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 1999.

Born Dec. 22, 1924, in Athens County, to Alfred and Letha (Neff) Chancey, he married Clara M. Brochsmith, Aug. 25, 1950, in Gibsonburg. She survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Carl Chancey Jr. of Fostoria; two step-sons, Jerry and Jack Thorp, both of Fostoria; a step-daughter, Audrey Braden of Gibsonburg; a brother, Jack E. Chancey of Fostoria; a sister, Virginia Hogue of Millfield; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; and 29 step-great-grandchildren.

A sister and four brothers also preceded him in death.

Mr. Chancey retired in 1987 from the Roppe Rubber Co., Fostoria, where he had been employed for 29 years.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Alzheimer's Association or Pastport of Columbus, Ohio.



Evelyn Marie Cranch
Retired Fostoria City school teacher

Evelyn Marie Cranch, 80, died at 12:40 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, where she was a resident.

She was born in Fostoria, July 31, 1918, the daughter of John P. and Hazel (Cochard) Myers. In 1964, in Fostoria, she married George E. Cranch, who died in 1986.

A sister, Mrs. Dale (Geraldine) Kuhlman, survives in Perrysburg.

Mrs. Cranch, a World War II U.S. Nurses Cadet Corp. veteran, retired in 1975 as a teacher from the Fostoria City Schools, having taught at Holmes and Lowell School for 18 years.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria; Fostoria Ladies Garden Club, Fostoria Area Historical Society, the National Herb Society and the Sandusky Valley Amateur Astronomy Club, where she was a life member.

Mrs. Cranch also held various offices in the American Red Cross and worked for many years with the Blood Bank.

The Rev. R. Edson Reed will be the officiant at the 2 p.m. Saturday service in the First Presbyterian Church.

There will be no visitation. The Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, the Fostoria Community Foundation, 121 N. Main St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830 or the donor's choice.


Mabel F. Crawford
Retired school teacher

Mabel F. Crawford, 89, formerly of Circle Drive, Fostoria, died at 3:55 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria, where she resided.

Born April 17, 1909, in Adrian, Ohio, to Minor and Bertha (Meeker) Crumrine, she married Gerald Crawford, March 3, 1934, in Wheeling, W.Va. He died May 17, 1973.

Survivors include: a son, Karl Crawford of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. John (Diane) Jackman of Richmond, Mass.; a sister, Myrtle Dible of Adrian; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

A brother, Karl Crumrine, also is deceased.

Mrs. Crawford, a homemaker, retired in 1969 as a school teacher from the Fostoria City School System, where she had been employed for 18 years.

She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria and a founding member of its Berean Group, of which she had been a member for more than 50 years. She received a citation from the International Order of Kings Daughters celebrating her 50 year membership in the Silver Star Circle. She also was a 50-year member of the Pathfinders, all of the church.

A 1926 graduate of Carey High School and a 1932 graduate of Bowling Green State College with a two year degree in elementary eduation, she later received her bachelor's degree in education from BGSU in 1965.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. James T. Mussman officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visiation at the funeral home will be 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.


Michael A. Clagg
Fostoria resident

Michael A. Clagg, 40, of College Avenue, Fostoria, died at 7:03 a.m. Monday, March 22, 1999, in Fostoria Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria..

Donald O. Coughenour Sr.
Atlas Crankshaft retiree

Donald O. Coughenour Sr., 66, of 206 E. High St., Fostoria, died there Monday morning, April 12, 1999.

He was born Sept. 29, 1932, in Toledo, to the late Owen E. and Frances (Helmstetter) Coughenour. His wife, Elizabeth "Betty" (Furillo) Coughenour, whom he married May 16, 1953, in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Hubbard, died March 29, 1994.

Survivors include: a son, Donald O. Coughenour Jr. of Findlay; two daughters, Mary K. Coughenour and Mrs. William (Debora) Podach, both of Fostoria; an adopted son, Robert Furillo of Youngstown; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Gates of Tucson, Ariz.; his fiance, Helen Pratt of Defiance; and his future family of four daughters and six grandchildren.

Two sisters, Catherine E. Powers and Barbara A. Waltermeyer, are deceased.

Mr. Coughenour worked for Seneca Wire in Fostoria, Republic Steel in Youngstown, New York Central Railroad, Ex-Cello Corp. in Fostoria as a foreman and retired in 1987 from Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria, after 24 years as a safety coordinator and personnel administrator.

He also worked as an independent painter 1987-90 and as a human resource and safety specialist for Cascade Kenhar, Findlay.

A 1950 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, he attended Bowling Green State University and was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria; a former member of Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degree, Fostoria; and a former member of Exchange Club and St. Wendelin Home and School Association, where he served as president in 1966 and held many other school and church organizational positions and as an activity leader.

An avid Mohawk fan, he was a former member of the Fostoria Athletic Boosters, Junior Achievement, Boy Scout Troop 450, where he served as a Scout Master from 1960 to current United Way representative, and the Fostoria Footlighters and its board of directors.

Mr. Coughenour received the Distinguished Service Award of U.S. Jaycees in 1966 and the Outstanding Young Men of American Award in 1968. He was a member of the Human Resource Affiliates Group, where he chaired the Tall Timbers Industrial Park Scholarship Committee.

A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and at the funeral home one hour before the service on Thursday. A Christian Wake service will be at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation.


Eleanor F. Fertig-Crosby
Homemaker/former cook

Eleanor F. Fertig-Crosby, 83, died at 7:47 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at her residence on McCutchenville Road, Fostoria.

She was born in Cleveland May 8, 1915, to George and Lucille (Stanke) Fertig. Her husband, Harry E. Crosby, whom she married June 23, 1936, in Cleveland, died Nov. 19, 1986.

Survivors include: four sons, Harry Crosby of Alta Loma, Calif., Tom Crosby of Cassopolis, Mich., James Crosby of Arcadia and Richard Crosby of Findlay; six daughters, Mrs. Richard (Betty) Armon of Iler, Mrs. William (Clara) Renninger of Leyman, S.C., Mrs. Lowell (Jane) Griffin of Alvada, Mrs. Walter (Helen) Kleman of Columbus Grove, Ellen Lowery of Fostoria and Kathy Crosby of Bowling Green; a brother, Elmer Fertig of Independence; two sisters, Dorothy Smith of Zepher Hills, Fla., and Marjorie Fertig of Lorain; 30 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, a sister and two grandchildren also are deceased.

Mrs. Crosby, a former cook at the Wigwam Restaurant, also was a homemaker.

A 1933 graduate of Independence High School, Independence, Ohio, she was a member of Union United Methodist Church, its United Methodist Women and WSCS.

The Rev. Guss Christo-Baker will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Saturday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Marian K. Carr
AlliedSignal retiree

Marian K. Carr, 71, of 211 N. Luther St., Rising Sun, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 1999, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria.

She was born in Rising Sun Aug. 22, 1927, to Carl and Gladys (Shesely) Wells. Her husband, Harold R. Carr, died May 13, 1996.

Surviving are: a son, Larry E. Carr of Middletown; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A brother, Kenneth O. Wells and three sisters, Pauline and Betty Wells and Lillian Woodland, are deceased.

Mrs. Carr retired in 1977 as an assembler at AlliedSignal, Fostoria, where she had been employed for 30 years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Trinity Baptist Cemetery, Findlay.

Visitation at the funeral home will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

Memorials may be made to Seneca County Hospice, 182 St. Francis Ave., rear suite, Tiffin, Ohio 44883.


Opal Kathryn Cassidy
Fostoria resident

Opal Kathryn Cassidy, 76, of 715 W. North St., Fostoria, died Wednesday afternoon, June 16, 1999 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center. She was born May 30, 1923, to Albert A. and Bertha L. (Nau) Heinze. On Oct. 14, 1950 she married Casper "Cap" J. Cassidy in St. Wendelin Church. He died Sept. 6, 1983.

Survivors include: two sons, Gregory J. Cassidy of Findlay and Mark E. Cassidy of Fostoria; a daughter, Carol Ann Reese of Clinton Township, Mich.; a sister, Maxine Edgerton of Tiffin; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Heinze, and two sisters, Velma Beamer-Lawless, and Marie Garn.

Mrs. Cassidy was a homemaker, member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its Rosary-Altar Society, and a graduate of Arcadia High School.

The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will be at St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 2-4 and 7-9 tonight, at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

A Christian Wake Service will be at 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. A Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church.


Harry D. Coppus Jr.
Retired Coppus Motors owner

Harry D. Coppus Jr., 84, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday, June 28, 1999, in Autumnwood Care Center, where he had resided since December 1992.

He was born Jan. 3, 1915, in Loudon Township, rural Seneca County, to Harry D. Sr. and Lulu (Woessner) Coppus. His wife, Jennie-Belle (Campbell) Coppus, whom he married June 7, 1948, in Tiffin, survives.

Other survivors include: a son, John C. Coppus of Tiffin; two daughters, Mrs. Kirby (Sara) Ortiz of Boise, Idaho, and Barbara M. Coppus of Hastings on the Hudson, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Charles (Ruby) Essman of Fostoria.

Mr. Coppus, a 1933 Fostoria High School graduate, retired as the owner of Coppus Motors. He also attended Heidelberg College.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Tiffin Lodge 77 Free and Accepted Masons, Seneca Chapter 42 RAM, Clinton Council 47, DeMolay Commandery 9, where he served as past commander; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo, Zenobia Shrine, Tiffin Shrine and the Tiffin Hornets, of which he was a charter member.

He was a former member of the Tiffin Rotary Club, Tiffin Elks Club, Mercedes-Bentz Club of America, National Auto Dealers Association, Ohio Auto Dealers Association, Nash Car Club, Studebaker Drivers Club and the United Commercial Travelers.

He taught Army and Navy pilots for four years during World War II and later worked as a crop duster in Texas before returning to the automobile business in Tiffin.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Trinity United Church of Christ, with the Rev. William Smith officiating.

Visitation at the Turner-Engle Funeral Home will be at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to the Northwest Ohio Chapter of Alzheimer's Association or a charity of the donor's choice.


Omer "Joe" Cassidy
Retired millwright

Omer "Joe" Cassidy, 73, of 2956 S. SR 587, New Riegel, died at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 4, 1999, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born in Leopold, Ind., the son of William Edgar and Mary Ellen (Peter) Cassidy. His wife, Helen R. (Scherger) Cassidy, whom he married April 12, 1947, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, survives in New Riegel.

Other survivors include: two brothers, Norbert Cassidy of Tiffin and James Cassidy of Fostoria; and five sisters, Mrs. Robert (Connie) Steinmetz of Pemberville, Mrs. Franklin (Bernice) Holman, Mrs. Donald (Irene) Holman and Miss Marjorie Cassidy, all of Fostoria and Mrs. Eugene (Rosalie) Holman of Findlay.

A brother, Mathias Cassidy, is deceased.

Mr. Cassidy, who attended Arcadia School, retired as a millwright in 1986 from AlliedSignal, Fostoria, after 39 years.

He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel, New Riegel American Legion and the Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council 1197, Fostoria.

A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he also was a member of the Fostoria Vagabond camping group and a former member of the square dance group "Swinging Satellites."

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Leonard Kistler C.PP.S. as celebrant. The rosary will be recited at the church at 10:10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where a Christian wake service will be at 8:30 p.m. followed by American Legion memorial services.

Memorials may be made to Home Health Care of Fostoria Community Hospital.


Beatrice M. Cox
Retired nurse

Beatrice M. Cox, 93, of East Fremont Street, Fostoria, died at 12:55 p.m. Friday, July 23, 1999, at the St. Catherines Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born May 10, 1906, in Carey to Robert F. and Viola A. (Boyce) Phillips. On Sept. 25, 1942, she married Vernon E. Cox in Napoleon. He died Dec. 25, 1973.

Surviving are a son, Earl E. Cox of Findlay; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by: two brothers, James E. and John D. Phillips; six sisters, Mary P. Gilliland, Laura B. Breitigam, Nellie E. Martin, Alice J. Berry, Ethel I. Smith and Frances Pressler.

Mrs. Cox had been employed as a licensed practical nurse at the Fostoria City Hospital, retiring in 1976 after over 11 years of employment. She was a member of the High Street United Methodist Church; Fostoria Member of the Pathfinders Sunday School Class; United Methodist Women; Naomi Circle; a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary; American Association of Retired Persons; Fostoria Senior Citizens; Fostoria Women's Club; Shepherd Center Adventures in Learning; Florence Nightengale Retired Nurses Organization; St. Catherines Care Center Auxiliary; an American Red Cross volunteer; and had helped in the Community Sharing Kitchen.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria with the Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the elevator fund of the High Street United Methodist Churc


Forest W. Cupp
Press operator

Forest W. Cupp, 60, of 11071 W. TR 116, Fostoria, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, July 23, 1999, in Marlington, W.Va.

He was born in Findlay, Aug. 27, 1938, the son of Elmer and Mary (Russell) Cupp. His mother survives in Fostoria. His wife, Lois Ann (Wilkinson) Cupp, whom he married July 2, 1977, in the First Lutheran Church, Tiffin, survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Aaron C. Cupp of Tacoma, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Laurie Ann) Rohrer of Indiana; two brothers, Robert R. and David C. Cupp, both of Fostoria; three sisters, Mrs. Dan (Linda) Bethel, Mrs. Terry (Mary Ann) Beam and Mrs. Thomas (Rita) Arend, all of Fostoria; and five grandchildren.

His father is deceased.

Mr. Cupp, a 1958 graduate of Vanlue High School, was employed as a press operator for more than 25 years at Centrex Corp. in Findlay.

An avid music and motorcycle lover, he attended the First Christian Church and was a member of Moose Lodge 1567, both of Fostoria; Gold Wing Touring Association, Findlay; the Golden Eagles, Fostoria, where he served as president; the Northwest Motorcycle Association and the American Motorcycle Association.

The Rev. Bertie Dell will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Entombment will be in Seneca Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Tiffin.

Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospitals.


 

Floyd C. Coleman
Atlas Crankshaft retiree

Former Fostoria resident, Floyd C. Coleman, 90, a resident of St. Francis Home, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

He was born in New Riegel, April 21, 1909, to Stephen and Theresa B. (Frederick) Coleman.

Surviving are four sisters, Ida Bentz of Fostoria, Fredricka Wagner of New Riegel, Zita Wickiser of Arcadia and Bea Morrison of Tiffin; and a brother, Kenneth Coleman of Wapakoneta.

Also preceding him in death were seven brothers, Lawrence, Clarence, Edmund, Stephen, Silverius, William and Francis Coleman; and two sisters, Angeline Bentz and Viola Dickens.

Mr. Coleman, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, retired in 1974 from the Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria. He also was a lifelong Seneca County farmer.

He was a former member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria; and St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Riegel American Legion, Moose Lodge 872 and the Catholic Knights of Ohio, all of New Riegel.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Boniface Catholic Church, where the rosary will be recited at 10:10 a.m. Burial will be in parish cemetery, where military honors will be conducted at the graveside by New Riegel American Legion.

Visitation at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where a Christian Wake service will be at 3 p.m. and Catholic Knights of Ohio memorial services will be at 8 p.m. followed by American Legion memorial services.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


 

Craig T. Cole
Elks Lodge cook

Craig T. Cole, 47, of 231 E. Lytle St., Fostoria, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.

He was born in Fostoria, July 23, 1952, the son of Carl T. and Daisy E. (Culp) Cole. His mother survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include four brothers, Carl L. Cole of Oscoda, Mich., and Curtis K., Chris A. and Clark W. Cole, all of Fostoria.

His father is deceased.

Mr. Cole, a member of the Sportsman Club, was employed as a cook at the Fostoria Elks Lodge, of which he was a member.

Also employed at the United Sportsman of Fostoria, he had formerly worked as a cook in Nashville, Tenn.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Branson J. Hawkes officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation at the funeral home will be 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice


MARGARET CAVEY-BROCK
Fostoria Homemaker

FOSTORIA -- Margaret Ellen Cavey-Brock, 72, of 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died at 9:05 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

She was born June 11, 1927, in Glouster to Jefferson L. and Celesta B. (Millhoan) Hogue. She married Robert H. Cavey in March 1947, and he died Dec. 16, 1979. She married Wayman C. Brock in September 1980, and they were divorced.

Surviving are two sons, Charles W. and Robert L. Cavey, both of Fostoria; two daughters, Mary Hemmerly, Findlay; Mrs. Tom (Lola) Tyson, Fostoria; 25 grandchildren; and 45 great grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by four brothers; and one sister.

Mrs. Cavey-Brock was a homemaker.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Dale Neller officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Evelyn C. Cribbs
Fostoria homemaker

Evelyn C. Cribbs, 88, of 400 N. Main St., died at 9:36 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

She was born in Arcadia, May 25, 1911, to Albert and Lillian (Reed) Churtz. On Oct. 21, 1929, in Fostoria, she married Leland Cribbs, who died Aug. 30, 1984.

Survivors include: cousins Marian and Terry Perkins of Castalia; and friends.

Mrs. Cribbs, a homemaker, attended Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria. She was a charter member of the Fostoria Emblem Club.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Branson J. Hawkes officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation at the funeral home will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, where Emblem Club memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, , 900 Van Buren St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.

 


Charlotte 'Sherry' Damon
Harris Corp. employee

Charlotte ''Sherry'' Damon, 56, of West Fourth Street, Fostoria, died in Blanchard Valley Regional Medical Center, Findlay, at 7:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 1999.

She was born in Findlay, June 12, 1942, to Raymond and Mary Lou (Dindle) Mitchell. Her mother survives in Findlay. On April 16, 1966, in Findlay, she married Larry K. Damon, who survives in Fostoria.

Survivors also include: two brothers, Michael and Steve Mitchell, both of Findlay.

Her father is deceased.

Mrs. Damon, a 1960 graduate of Fundlay High School, was employed at Harris Corp. in Findlay (formerly RCA) for the past 26 years.

The Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite will conduct the 1 p.m. Wednesday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation at the funeral home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to the Hancock County Humane Society or the American Cancer Society.

 


Cora J. Davis
Homemaker/dress shop owner

Cora J. Davis, 77, of Union Street, Fostoria, died at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 1999, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

She was born in Celina, Sept. 8, 1921, to Clifford and Martha (White) Mcilroy. Her husband, Thomas W. Davis, whom she married Dec. 23, 1939, in Jacksonville, Ohio, died March 28, 1979.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Deborah) Sheets of Fostoria; a brother, Clifford "Junior" Mcilroy of Toledo; a sister, Claudia Dyer of Fostoria; and two grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Bevon Sr. and Lyle Painter; and four sisters, Clarice Mahaney, Naomia "Sis" Cantwil, Erma Hawkins and Edith Grant.

Mrs. Davis, a homemaker, also was the owner/operator of Geena's Dress Shop in Fostoria.

She also was an active Campfire leader in Fostoria.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to Camp Jenee Adult Cancer Camp, in care of the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, OH 44830.

 


Mary A. Dowdy
Cooper Products retiree

Mary A. Dowdy, 66, of East Tiffin Street, Fostoria, died at 11:02 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

She was born April 2, 1933, in Tiffin, to Robert C. and Gertrude A. (Wise) Morehart. Her mother, now Gertrude A. Schatzinger, survives in Gibsonburg. She first married Charles Warf in 1955, and they were divorced. Her second husband, Harold E. Dowdy, whom she married Aug. 22, 1975, in Tiffin, survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Charles Warf Jr. of St. Clairsville and Boyd Warf of Marion; a daughter, Mrs. Harvey (Anna) Smith of Sycamore; a step-son, Joseph Dowdy of California; three brothers, Charles E. Morehart of Bucyrus, Samuel E. Morehart of Findlay and Carl W. Morehart of Bellevue; five sisters, Pearl M. Bare of Tiffin, Nancy L. Shaull of Findlay, Iola Haugh of McLean, Ark., Cora B. Garven of Kissamee, Fla., and Ada L. Rock of Fostoria; and three grandchildren.

Her father is deceased.

Mrs. Dowdy retired in 1981 from Cooper Engineer Products in Bowling Green, after 10 years of employment.

She was a member of Fostoria Eagles and VFW Auxiliaries and the Ladies of the Moose, Tiffin.

The Rev. Donald Goodwin will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Thursday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, near Bettsville.

Visitation at the funeral home will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

 


Larry K. Damon
Fostoria resident

Larry K. Damon, 59, of West Fourth St., Fostoria, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at 12:02 p.m. in the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo. He was born August 26, 1939 in Toledo to Kenneth and Lela (Dysinger) Damon. On April 16, 1966, he married Charlotte 'Cherrie' Mitchell who died January 4, 1999.

Surviving are two aunts, Iona Jamison of California and Nadine Burnett of

Bellville;a cousin, Jean Jacobs of Toledo; nieces and nephews.

His parents preceded him in death.

Mr. Damon, a forklift operator at Excel Logistics in Fostoria, was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Fostoria. He graduated in 1958 from Fostoria High School and was a United States Army veteran.

Andrew Veres will officiate at the 11 a.m., Monday, March 15, 1999, services at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, with burial at Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.

Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 14, 1999 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Seneca County Humane Society.

 


Alton G. Drew
Area resident and farmer

Alton G. Drew, 77, of 1707 Walnut St., Fostoria, formerly of 1076 Carrie Lane, Fostoria, died at 9:50 a.m., Friday, April 16, 1999. He was born March 4, 1922, to Roscoe and Florence (Brandberry) Drew.

Surviving include five sisters, Betty Baker, Marjorie Burns, Joan Simpkins, Barbara Schubert, and LaDonna Burns, all of Tiffin and Mrs. Warren (Della) Overly of Fostoria.

Preceded in death were: three brothers, Charles, Earl, and Edward Drew; and a sister, Nancy Drew.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Weaver Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 


Philomena C. 'Fanny' DiCesare
Tiffin Kmart retiree

Philomena C. "Fanny" DiCesare, 71, of 115 E. High St., Fostoria, died in the Fostoria Community Hospital at 5:48 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 1999.

She was born in Fostoria Jan. 22, 1928, to Angelo and Angelina (Bruno) DiCesare.

Surviving are a brother, Peter A. DiCesare of Fostoria; and three sisters, Mary J. and Julia A. DiCesare and Loretta "Poppie" Groves, all of Fostoria.

Two brother, Luigi "Louis" and Julius "Frank" DiCesare, also are deceased.

Miss DiCesare, a 1946 graduate of St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria, retired from the Tiffin Kmart. She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

A funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where the rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Wendelin Church and Schools or a charity of the donor's choice.

 


Delbert F. Durst
Burgoon resident

Delbert F. Durst, 41, of 2488 CR 80, Burgoon, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 1999.

He was born April 10, 1958, to Vernon H. and Helen (Gillig) Durst in Fostoria. He never married.

Survivors include: his parents; three brothers, Daniel R. of Fostoria, Duane A. of Kansas and Doyle B. of Bettsville; one sister, Dayna M. Durst at home.

A brother, Douglas L., preceded him in death.

Mr. Durst was a 1977 Lakota High School graduate; worked with D & D Hauling, a family business; was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Millersville; Fostoria Eagles; and Fostoria United Sportsman Club.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Millersville with the Rev. Ted Miller, assisted by Deacon George Miller, officiating. Burial will be in the Millersville Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Engle Funeral Home of Bettsville with a Christian wake service at 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Memorial Hospital, St. Mary's Church or to a charity of the donor's choice

 


JEAN DORAN

CAREY -- Jean Doran, 68, of 7440 S. County Road 591, Carey, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999 at her residence.

She was born Oct. 25, 1931 in Upper Sandusky to Vincent L. and Constance E. (Orians) Arnold. She married James Charles Doran on April 7, 1951 in Carey and he survives.

Also surviving are a son, Daniel of Fostoria; three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Sandra) Scherger, Whitehouse; Mrs. Robert (Suzann) Bodart, Fostoria; Mrs. Gregory (Carol) Siebenaller, Bascom; 14 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Frisch, Tiffin; and three brothers, David and Carl Arnold, both of Tiffin; Paul Arnold, Carey.

She was preceded in death by three infant sons, Anthony, James and John.

Mrs. Doran was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Frenchtown. She was a 1949 graduate of Carey High School. She was a member of the Rosary Altar Society, Eucharistic Ministries and taught religious education.

She was a member of the Farm Bureau, J.T.C. Club, Seneca County Election Board and active in the Cursillo.

She hosted three exchange students from Youth for Understanding and hosted one child through Catholic Charities of Toledo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Conrad Sutter officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey.

Memorials may be made to the church or to Bridge Hospice.

 


SUE C. DANIELS
Former Fostoria School Employee

Funeral services for Sue C. Daniels, 62, of 325 W. Hardin St., will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. Darrell Prichard officiating.

Visitation will be held from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today, and 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Daniels died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 16, 1999 at her home.

She was born Nov. 13, 1937 in Springfield to Charles L. and Elizabeth M. (Hughes) Swanton.

Surviving are three sons, Brian of Roanne, Ind.; David of Fostoria; Martin of Snoqualmie, Wash.; a daughter, Sue Daniels, Norfolk, Va.; six grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

Mrs. Daniels was a retired teacher, having taught at Vanlue High School for a year, and at the Fostoria High School cooperative office extension from 1971-88. She was also head of the business department and junior class advisor there. She recently was a real estate agent with Action Business Brokerage and Services in Findlay.

She was a member of the Episcopal Church, Ohio Education Association and the Findlay Area Chamber of Commerce, giving tours of Findlay to perspective new businesses.

She was a member of the Hancock County Board of Realtors and Community Improvements Committee of Fostoria Chamber of Commerce, and served as secretary of Uniserv.

She worked for No-We-Oh Council of Camp Fire Girls, was a former Cub Scout den mother, a Little Miss Softball coach and belonged to several bridge clubs.

She belonged to Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. She led a support group for cancer survivors, Can-Surmount, in conjunction with the Hancock County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

She was a 1955 graduate of Springfield High School and a 1970 graduate of Bowling Green State University.

From 1986-88 she organized a civil class action called the Neighborhood Environmental Action Concerns Committee. This resulted in stricter pollution enforcement for Centrex Corp. to benefit residents in the western portion of Findlay.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 221 Liberty St., Findlay 45840.

 


Cozetta M. Daring
Fostoria Industries retiree

Cozetta M. Daring, 77, died at 3:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at her residence at 804 W. North St., Fostoria.

She was born in Fostoria Jan. 29, 1922, to Frank Rader and Alta Mae (Paugh) Rader Cardwell. Her husband, Kenneth L. Daring, who she married June 30, 1978, in the First Christian Church, Fostoria, survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Jack K. Walker Jr. of Dayton; two stepsons, David Daring of Findlay and Michael Daring of Carey; three sisters, Mrs. William (Garlyn) Saldausky and Phyllis Richard, both of Fostoria, and Mrs. Lewis (LaDonna) Arnold of Tiffin; three granddaughters, two great-granddaughters and three step-grandchildren.

Mrs. Daring, a member of Eagles Auxiliary 430 and Ladies of the Moose 1567, both of Fostoria, retired in 1983 as an assembler from Fostoria Industries, where she had worked for more than 10 years.

Services in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Bertie Dell officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation at the funeral home will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, where Moose memorial services will be at 6 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care.

 


JAMI L. CASSIDY
A Sister's Poem

FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Jami Lynn Cassidy, 43, 611 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at West Independence United Methodist Church, the Rev. Jeffrey A. Raker officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, near Arcadia.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church, and one hour prior to services at the church Wednesday.

Mrs. Cassidy died of natural causes at 5:26 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999 at her residence.

She was born March 7, 1956 in Fostoria to James R. and Georgia Mae (Pohlman) Fleming. Her father and stepmother, Arlene E. Fleming, survive in Fremont. She married Terry G. Cassidy on July 27, 1974 and he survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Carri M. Cassidy, Toledo; Amy J. Cassidy, at home; a brother, Jeffrey L. Fleming, Gibsonburg; a stepbrother, Devin S. Needles, Marion; and three sisters, Mrs. Jack (Jenni L.) Chalfin, Perrysburg; Mrs. Tom (Janine S.) Kitchen, Fostoria; Jodi A. Fleming, Oak Harbor.

Mrs. Cassidy was an office manager at Wolph Title Inc., Fostoria, and was formerly employed at State Home Savings in Fostoria and Bowling Green.

She was a member of West Independence United Methodist Church and a 1974 graduate of Fostoria High School.

Memorials may be made to the church's memorial fund.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.

 


Errold M. Cook
Nickel Plate Railroad retiree

Errold M. Cook, 86, of Spruce Street, Fostoria, died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at his residence.

He was born March 7, 1913, near Van Buren, to Henry and Mary (Ellis) Cook. His wife, Alice I. (Ebersole) Cook, whom he married Sept. 26, 1932, in Lipsic, survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: three sons, Wayne A. and Jack L. Cook, both of Tiffin and Harold H. Cook of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Clair (Doris E.) Rose of Modesto, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

A son, Gerald A. Cook; a daughter, LaLaven Cook; four brothers, Howard, Faye, Clow and Carl Cook; and eight sisters, Gertrude Cook, Retha Vanetta, Inez Virden, Ruth Bomer, Goldie Bucher, Myrtle Pierce, Lena Kuhlman and Cora Martin, also are deceased.

Mr. Cook, a former member of Trinity Baptist Church, Findlay, retired in 1974 from the Nickel Plate Railroad, after 34 years of service.

The Rev. Robert Chew will be the officiant at the 1:30 p.m. Wednesday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


Jean (Callendar) Coleman
Tiffin native -- Sister & Daughter of former Fostorian's

Word has been received of the death of Jean (Callendar) Coleman, 78, a Tiffin native who died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, in Cincinnati, after a long illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Charles Callendar Sr. and a brother, Richard Callendar.

Surviving are a daughter, Pat Coleman Bray of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sons, Richard Doran of Higley, Ariz., and Trenton Coleman of Cincinnati; two brothers, Howard Callendar of Georgia former Fostoria resident, and Charles Callendar of California; two sisters, Mary Mitchell of Michigan and Marge Newsome of California; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Mrs. Coleman, a 1939 Columbian High School graduate, was a former youth worker in the Seneca County Juvenile Court system.

Memorials may be made to the Association for the Blind, Maple Knoll Village, Cincinnati, or a favorite charity.

 


Mary J. (Cline) Eyre
Sister of Fostorian

Mary J Eyre, 66, Garland, Texas, died February 16, 1999 at home in Garland.

She was born May 3, 1932 in Fostoria to Wayne and Edna (Fisher) Cline. She was a 1950 graduate of St. Wendelin High School. She married Philip Eyre on November 17, 1953 in Fostoria, and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Charles and Brian, one daughter Janet Mayfield and three Grandchildren all of Garland Texas. One brother William Cline survives in Fostoria along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceeded in death by her parents and three sisters, Dorothy (Cline) Breisacher, Kathleen (Cline) Cramer and Wilma Cline.

Services were held in Garland at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, February 17, 1999. Internment was at Restland Vets Cemetery.

Information gathered by William Cline

 

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