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2000 Obits - C & D

Callendar, Howard  Allen 'Whitie'

Carbin, Paul J.

Carpenter, Susie A.

CASSELL, JANET S.

Cassidy, Kathryn

Castret, Mildred

Cavey, Devin Anthony

Chamberlain, Edward L. Sr.

Chapman, Gordon

Chapman, Rosalie E.

Churchman, Dalton 'Sam'

Clark, Hazel M.

Clark, Raymond L. 

Clingman, Fern Marie

Clouse, Dennis M.

Cole, Esther U.

Cole, Gene A.

Coleman, Carole A.


Collet, Isabelle G.

Conine, Carl E.

Conrad, Carl


Cornett, Cecil

Cook, Alice E.

Cook, Louise B.

Craig, Mary E, Foor


Crain, Robert W.

Cramer, Mildred E.

Cramer, Virginia M.

Cullison, Mark Alan

Cullison, Thomas V. 

David, Gilbert

Daniel, Shirley B.

Davus Violet B.

Decker, Michael W.

Dehring, "Pappy" Orren A.

DeLaRosa, Pedro "Pete"

Devore, Eugene H.

Devore, Fruchey Lucille L.

DeWitt, Iva

Diaz, Guadalupe

DiCesare, Peter A.

Dillon, Linda J.


Donaldson, Jerald L. Sr.

Dorsey, Jean

Dorsey, Myrtle B.

Drain, Bernice J.

Drake, Mabel J.


Droll, Edward Eugene

Dunfee, Juanita M.

Doris L. Dunn

Dunn, Herman A.

Dunn, Zila Kitty

 


 

Linda J. Dillon
Fostoria resident

Linda J. Dillon, 43, of 1290 Perrysburg Road, Fostoria, died at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo. She was born Aug. 7, 1956, to Fred Fraley, who is deceased, and Beatrice J. (Brady) Fox, who survives in Fostoria. She married Gary L. Dillon. They were divorced. He survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Jeremy L. Dillon of Findlay; two daughters, Mrs. Lesley Rumschlag and Tammy L. Dillon, both of Fostoria; a stepmother, Marlene (Burrow) Fraley of Fostoria; three sisters, Mrs. Deborah Watkins of Rawson, Mrs. Jennifer Sherman and Mrs. Rebecca Hopple, both of Fostoria.

Preceding her in death was her stepfather, Lowell H. Fox.

Mrs. Dillon was a homemaker and member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Moose Lodge 1567 and Eagles Club 430, all of Fostoria.

The Rev. Lucinda Hunter will officiate the 11 a.m. Saturday funeral at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be at Memory Gardens in Arcadia.

Visitation will be 5-9 tonight at the funeral home.

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

 


JANET S. CASSELL

FOSTORIA -- Private funeral services for Janet S. Cassell, 61, of Fostoria and formerly of Wayne, will be held Thursday at Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne. Burial will be private.

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

Mrs. Cassell died early Sunday morning, Jan. 16, 2000 at her residence.

She was born May 10, 1938 in Findlay to Harold and Ruth (DeHays) Walters. She married Frederick A. Cassell Sr. on Aug. 3, 1963 in Angola, Ind., and he died Sept. 3, 1998.

Surviving are three sons, Frederick A. Cassell Jr. and Isaac Cassell, both of Findlay; Charles Artressia, Dunkirk; two daughters, Candy Artressia, Dallas, Texas; Rona Herbert, Toledo; a sister, Teresa Walters, Columbus; a brother, Robert Spence, Findlay; and five grandchildren.

Mrs. Cassell worked at Kohl's Distribution Center in Findlay as a sorter and packager.

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

 


Fern Marie Clingman
Former Bettsville homemaker

Fern Marie Clingman, 78, a resident of the Independence House, Fostoria, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo.

She was born in Michigan July 5, 1921, to Harlan and Ada Yant. Her husband, Ray M. Clingman, whom she married Feb. 12, 1941, died March 10, 1973.

Survivors include: a son, Ronald Clingman of Fostoria; three grandchildren; and three sisters, Jean Von Deylen of Waterville, Elaine Faber of Wauseon and Jane Bolley of Holgate.

Preceding her in death were: a son, Larry Clingman; a daughter, Barbara Warner; two brothers, LaVern and Richard Yant; and a sister, Mary Bateson.

Mrs. Clingman, a resident of the Bettsville area for 45 years, was a homemaker.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria, with the Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, McCutchenville.

Visitation is 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Engle Funeral Home of Bettsville.

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

 


Conine, Carl E.

FOSTORIA -- Carl E. Conine, 83, of 21903 Ohio 12, Fostoria, died at 10:22 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2000 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Sept. 20, 1916 in Arcadia to Charles and Mary Ellen (Gangle) Conine. He married Dorothy M. Deiter Aug. 14, 1948 and she survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Gary E. and Ronald L., both of rural Fostoria; and Douglas M. of rural Findlay; a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Sandra K.) Franks, Arcadia; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and five sisters, Dessie Wells, Arcadia; and Marjorie Nesbitt, Marilyn Miller, Lois Holman and Betty Heischman, all of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Gyneth Garman, Lovene Seaman, Dorothy Robbins and Mariam Binger; and five brothers, Arthur, Alfred, Clayton, Paul R. and Kenneth.

Mr. Conine was a retired farmer.

He served in the U.S. Army in the European and North African theaters during World War II. He was a Silver Star recipient.

He was a member of Fostoria Baptist Church, where he had been a deacon, Arcadia Lions Club and Arcadia Athletic Boosters. He was a former committee member of the American Soil and Conservation Service and was a former Washington Township trustee.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. David P. Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, near Arcadia.

Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.

Visitation will be held after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the church or Arcadia Athletic Boosters Weight Room.

 


DeWitt, Iva
Fostoria resident

Iva DeWitt, 87, of 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria, where she had resided for about10 years.

She was born Nov. 13, 1912. Her companion, Vernon Folk, died March 17, 1993.

Surviving are many friends and acquaintances.

Bill Salyers will conduct the 12:30 p.m. Tuesday service in the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Iva DeWitt Memorial Fund, in care of the Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.

 


Clark, Hazel M.
Fostoria resident

FOSTORIA -- Memorial services for Hazel M. Clark, 78, a resident of Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria, will be held at 3:30 p.m. today in the Good Shepherd chapel, Rev. Sterling Beasley officiating. Burial will be in Kansas Cemetery.

Mrs. Clark died at 6:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at the nursing home.

She was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Risingsun to George and Myrtle (Hedden) Hopkins. She married Robert E. Clark on Jan. 25, 1941, in Fostoria. He died April 8, 1995.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol Kraylek, Fostoria; Myrtle Mason, Troy; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Dean R.

Mrs. Clark was a homemaker.

Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, is in charge of arrangements.

 


Cassidy, Kathryn

FOSTORIA -- Kathryn E. Cassidy, 84, of 622 W. North St., Fostoria, died at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2000 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Sept. 26, 1915 in Ada to Joseph A. and Etta (Quinn) Kelly. She married Clarence Cassidy on Nov. 17, 1956 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and he died Dec. 22, 1988.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Weber and Agnes Howbert.

Mrs. Cassidy retired in 1976 after 41 years as an office secretary for the city of Fostoria. She was previously employed at Superior Coach, Lima, and Products Pipeline, a division of Standard Oil Co. (now BP), Fostoria.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and its Rosary-Altar Society.

She was a 1932 Ada High School graduate and attended Northwestern School of Commerce, Lima.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, where a rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kenton.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to the church.

 


Churchman, Dalton 'Sam'

Dalton "Sam" R. Churchman, 97 formerly of 425 West Ridge Drive, died 8:42 a.m. Feb.10, 2000 at Independence House.

He was born Oct. 8 1902, in Ney to George and Florence Churchman. He married Sue Young on Feb. 8, 1964, and she survives.

Also surviving is a stepson, Frank M. Young, New Orleans, La.; one stepdaughter, Rebecca Cameron, Fostoria; and two step-grandchildren.

He was proceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Britton, and a former wife, Betty Davis.

Mr. Churchman was a former production manager at the Pressed Steel Corporation, now Fostoria Industries. He was also a sales manager and real estate salesman for Welles-Bowen Realty Company, Toledo.

He was a member of Collingwood Presbyterian Church in Toledo, where he was a deacon in 1959. He was a 1925 graduate of Wittenberg College, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the football team

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Mmonday at Wooodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, the Rev. Stephen Smith officiation. Burial will follow.

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

 


Devore, Eugene H.
Atlas retiree

Eugene H. Devore, 72, of 5473 N. TR 63, Fostoria, died at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

He was born in Fostoria, March 21, 1927, to the late Leo D. Devore and Bertha E. (Baker) Devore-Stone, who survives in Fostoria.. His wife, Mary (Saum) Devore, preceded him in death in 1980.

Surviving are a step-son, Robert E. Johnson of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. LeRoy (Stella) Johnson of Fostoria; a brother, Thomas L. DeVore of Fostoria; two sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Anna) Everhart of Tiffin and Mrs. Floyd (Viola) Gerlach of Big Prairie, Ohio; a grandchild, a great-grandchild, three step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

Also deceased is a sister, Constance June DeVore.

Mr. Devore retired in 1989 as a machine operator from the Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria (now TKA Atlas Inc.) after 20 years of employment.

He was a member of Moose Lodge 1567, American Legion Post 73 and the United Sportsmen, all of Fostoria.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Charles Jarvis officiating. Interment will be in Knollcrest Cemetery (formerly Memory Gardens) near Arcadia.

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

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

 


Droll, Edward Eugene
Fostoria resident

Edward Eugene Droll, 79, of 25 Christopher Dr., Fostoria, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

He was born July 11, 1920, in Fostoria, to John Joseph and Mary M. (Parsh) Droll.

Surviving are four sisters, Mary C. Schroeder, Florence L. Droll and Mrs. Don (Margaret) Schetter, all of Fostoria and Emma Sprankle of Findlay; and a brother, Clarence Droll of Fostoria.

Four brothers and two sisters, also are deceased.

Mr. Droll was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

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

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

Memorials may be made to the church of St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

 


 

Dunfee, Juanita M.
Atlas Crankshaft retiree

Juanita M. Dunfee, 73, formerly of 641 N. Poplar St., Fostoria, died at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria.

She was born in Lima, July 30, 1926, to the late John L. "Rusty" and Evelyn M. (Adkins) Thomasson and raised by her aunt, Florence Kepp. On July 9, 1955, in Bloomdale, she married Chester E. Dunfee, who died July 24, 1983.

Survivors include: a son, Chester E. Dunfee II of Bowling Green; a daughter, Denise Potter of Fostoria; a brother, Fred Thomasson of Oxford, Ala.; five grandchildren and a step-grandchild.

A brother, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Dunfee, a Bloomdale High School graduate, retired in 1986 as a heat treat operator from the Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria, where she had been employed for 10 years.

She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Fostoria and the Daughters of America Revolution and was active for many years in the Parent Teachers Association.

The Rev. Duane Dunfee will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Friday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township.

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

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

 


Diaz, Guadalupe
Roppe Corp inspector

Guadalupe Diaz, 47, died Monday evening, March 13, 2000, at her home at 255 E. Sixth St., Fostoria.

She was born in Fostoria, June 29, 1952, to the late Epifanio G. Diaz Sr. and Maria C. (Cepeda) Diaz-Hernandez, who survives in Fostoria. She was formerly married to Nicholas S. Malagon.

Other survivors include: her step-father, Eusebio Hernandez of Fostoria; two daughters, Corina S. and Jessica A. Malagon, both of Fostoria; a son, Alexander R. Malagon of Fostoria; three grandchildren; nine brothers, Alfredo Diaz of Fremont, Epifanio Jr., Mario A., Jesus, Ricardo, Juan and David, all of Fostoria, Ruben and Jose L. Diaz, both of Dallas, Texas; and two sisters, Rosa Maria Haman of Huntington, W.Va. and Debra Lynn Diaz of Fostoria.

A brother, Rodolfo Diaz, also is deceased.

Mrs. Diaz, a 1972 graduate of Fostoria High School, had been an inspector at the Roppe Corp. where she had worked for 20 years.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria and its Guadalupe Society.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday 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. Thursday at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will be at 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church

 


Craig, Mary E, Foor

HARROD -- Mary E. Craig Foor, 85, of Harrod, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 2000 at her residence.

She was born April 5, 1914 in Alger to David N. and Florence (Hattery) Crist. She married Robert Foor in September of 1953, and he died in March of 1987.

She is survived by a son, Harold Craig, Fostoria; a daughter, Lucille A. Bowsher, Harrod; two stepsons, Ed "Bud" Foor, Fostoria; Robert Foor in Louisiana; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Tony (Ann) Ward, Fostoria; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; 35 step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Crist, Wapakoneta; and Bert Crist, Bluffton; and three sisters, Ethel Thomas, Fostoria; Lova Brandenberry, Bloomdale; and Jane Reier, Wapakoneta.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Dwain N. and Kenneth G. Craig; a grandchild; and her former husband, Lloyd C. Craig.

Mrs. Foor was a homemaker and had retired in 1976 as a production operator from Excello in Fostoria.

She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, Fostoria.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Jeffery Waite officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, near Arcadia.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Chiles and Sons Lewis Chapel, Lima, and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation or the church.

 


Chapman, Rosalie E.
Fostoria homemaker

Rosalie E. Chapman, 54, of 438 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at Autumnwood Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Chapman was born June 6, 1945, to Kermit and Alice (Cline) Dutton. She married Dale Chapman Aug. 6, 1965, in Tiffin. He survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Phillip of Fostoria; two daughters, Bonnie and Naomi Chapman, both of Fostoria; a stepdaughter, Mary Jane Compton of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Delmar Dutton of Marion; and a sister, Dolores Reedy of Tiffin.

Her parents preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker; a member of the Church of God, Tiffin; enjoyed making crafts and attending flea markets.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of God, 127 S. Washington St., where the body will lie in state. Pastor Ray Moyers will officiate. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service.

Foos-Klein Funeral Home of Clyde is handling arrangements.

 


Coleman, Carole A.

FOSTORIA -- Graveside services for Carole A. Coleman, 54, of South Main Street, Fostoria, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Seneca Memory Gardens Cemetery, near Tiffin.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Mrs. Coleman died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2000 at the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.

She was born Aug. 10, 1945 in Bodmin, England to Carl and Mary (Carter) Cardwell, and her mother, now Mary Beare, survives in Wadebridge, England. She married John "Pete" Coleman on Jan. 12, 1966 in Fostoria, and he died Sept. 17, 1993.

Also surviving are four sons, Richard and Christopher, both of Fostoria; Timothy of Lake Wales, Fla.; John of Toledo; three daughters, Angie and Linda Coleman and Deborah King, all of Fostoria; 16 grandchildren; a brother, Anthony Cardwell, Findlay; and a sister, Shirley Bird, Tiffin.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Cardwell; and a sister, Linda Holcomb.

Mrs. Coleman was a taxi cab driver for Star Cab in Fostoria for 22 years.

She graduated in 1962 from Fostoria High School. She was a member of the Fostoria Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.

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

 


 

Cole, Gene A.
Campground owner/operator

Fostorians Brother

Gene A. Cole, 61, of 5530 TH 11, Sycamore, died at his home at 5:05 a.m. Sunday, April 2, 2000.

He was born in Wyandot County, Aug. 9, 1938, to Henry A. and Mary E. (Shaffer) Cole. His mother survives in Carey. On Dec. 31, 1959, in North Carolina, he married M. Frances Hanes, who survives.

Survivors also include: two sons, Tony Cole of El Paso, Texas and David Cole of Wellington; four grandchildren; three brothers, Henry Jr., Rich and Donald Cole, all of Carey; five sisters, Mrs. Larry (Diane) Stevens of Findlay, Mrs. Gary (Margaret) Cramer of Fostoria, Mrs.Charles (Dorothy) Graves, Rosemary Billock and Mrs. Robert (Cathy) Parsons, all of Carey.

His father is deceased.

Mr. Cole, a member of Wildwood Chapel, Upper Sandusky, was formerly employed at Worthington Custom Plastics in Upper Sandusky. He also owned and operated Tymochtee Trailer Campground in Sycamore.

The Rev. Ron Renauro will be the officiat at the 2 p.m. Wednesday service in the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. Burial will be in Zion Bloom Cemetery, Vanlue.

Visitation will be 2-5 and 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Wildwood Chapel or Hospice of Wyandot County.


Collet, Isabelle G.

FOSTORIA -- Isabelle G. Collet, 85, of 1669 N. Union St., Fostoria, died at 11:50 a.m. Sunday, April 2, 2000 at Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born March 10, 1915 in Carey to Peter M. and Caroline (Moes) Collet.

Surviving is a sister, Charlotte Kleinfelter, Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Gerald, Raymond, infant Arthur and Rev. Edward Collet; and a sister, Teresa Collet.

Miss Collet had been a bookkeeper for 30 years, working at Shang's Auto Service, Carey Implement Store and Indian Trail Nursing Home.

She was a former member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, and a member of its Rosary Alter Society. She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and charter member of the Poverello Federal Credit Union, where she was assistant treasurer for some time.

She was a member of the Secular Franciscans and had charge of the Retreat Center for 10 years. She was a promoter for the Franciscan Mission Association since 1955.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, the Rev. Daniel J. Ring officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey.

Visitation will be held from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, where a vigil service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to Franciscan Mission Association or a charity of the donor's choice.


 

Drake, Mabel J.

Funeral services for Mabel J. Drake, 90, a resident of Kiwanis Village, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. James C. Ritchey II officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Mrs. Drake died at 1:42 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2000 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

She was born Dec. 17, 1909 in Mansfield to Enoch and Lucy (Lee) Busick. She married Ernest Drake June 29, 1941 in Fostoria, and he died Feb. 5, 1965.

Survivors include two sisters, Leona Wagner and Dell Busick, both of Defiance.

She was preceded in death by a son, David; and a brother, Ralph Busick.

Mrs. Drake was a seamstress in Fostoria for many years, retiring in 1980.

She was a 1930 Findlay High School graduate. She attended Arcadia United Methodist Church.

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


DiCesare, Peter A. Sr.

Shoe repair owner

Peter A. DiCesare Sr., 75, of 111 W. Jones St., Fostoria, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee.

He was born May 15, 1924, in Fostoria to Angelo and Angelina (Bruno) DiCesare. He married Theresa Lupica June 26, 1954, in Bellevue. She survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are: three sons, Joseph A. of Findlay, Peter A. of Fostoria and John C. of Chillicothe; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mary J. DiCesare, Julia A. DiCesare and Loretta (Poppie) Groves, all of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Luigi (Louis) and Julius (Frank); and a sister, Philomena (Fanny) DiCesare.

He attended St. Wendelin schools; was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, receiving the Jubilee of Liberty Medal from France; and was the owner and operator of Pete DiCesare's Shoe Repair 1950-1989. He was affiliated with St. Wendelin Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 1197 3rd Degree, for which he was a long-time softball pitcher for the club team.

The rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Graveside services will follow conducted by United Veterans of Fostoria at the St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

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


Cook, Alice E.
Fostoria Ford retiree

Alice I. Cook, 87, of Spruce Street, Fostoria, died at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Independence House in Fostoria.

She was born March 3, 1913, in Upper Sandusky to Lloyd and Ida (Heller) Ebersole. She married Errold M. Cook Sept. 26, 1932, in Leipsic. He died Dec. 25, 1999.

Survivors include: three sons, Harold of Fostoria, Wayne and Jack, both of Tiffin; a daughter, Mrs. Clair (Doris) Rose of Modesto, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Ebersole of Marion and Gene Taylor of Calif.; and a sister, Clara Wrench of Texas.

Preceding her in death were a son, Gerold Cook; a daughter, LaLaven Cook; a brother, Robert Taylor; and a sister, Kathryn Gratz.

Mrs. Cook graduated in 1931 from Leipsic High School and retired in 1972 from Ford Motor Co. in Fostoria after 26 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria with the Rev. Robert Chew officiating. Burial will follow in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 Monday at the funeral home.

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


Cramer, Virginia M.
Fostoria resident


Virginia M. Cramer, 84, of Christopher Drive, Fostoria, died at 5:47 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2000, at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born Feb. 16, 1916, in Bucyrus to Samuel and Minnie (Reehling) Layton. She married Olaf C. Cramer April 2, 1942, in Lisbon. He died in April 1964.

Survivors include: a son, Gary E. of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest "Trudy Kay" Hall of Jacksonville, Ark., and Nancy Sue Smith of McCutchenville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Janet Degrandis of Macon, Ga.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Francis Thomas.

She was a 1934 graduate of Galion High School; a homemaker; member of Union United Church of Christ in Bascom; and loved to write poetry.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, followed by burial in Fountain Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the St. Wendelin Schools Educational Foundation.



 

Cook, Louise B.
Fostoria homemaker

B. Louise Cook, 79, of West Ridge Drive, Fostoria, died at 2:32 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Harrisburg, Ill., to Frank and Lydia (Conover) Wilgus. On June 2, 1939, in West Frankfort, Ill., she married James V. Cook, who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: two sons, Alan B. and Alvin B. Cook, both of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Carolyn J.) McMaster of Perrysburg; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A sister, Mary Jane Rice, and a grandchild also are deceased.

Mrs. Cook, a homemaker, was a member of the Seymour, Ind., First Church of the Nazarene; former member of the Columbus First Church of the Nazarene and attended the Fostoria First Church of the Nazarene.

She also was a member of the Nazarene World Missionary, served as a Sunday School teacher and sang in the church choir for many years.

A 1938 graduate of Harrisburg, Ill., High School, she also was a soloist and sang with her husband in many churches throughout the country.

She worked as a seamstress.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the First Church of the Nazarene, Fostoria, with the Rev. Russell Gumm officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Columbus, where the Rev. Ernest Rhoads will conduct an interment service.

Visitation will be 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to any of the churches she attended or belonged to.


 

Devore, Fruchey Lucille L.
Fostoria Fuse Signal retiree

Lucille L. Fruchey-Devore, 85, of North Towne Street, Fostoria, died at her home Sunday afternoon, April 16, 2000.

She was born in Paulding County, Oct. 3, 1914, to John and Flossie (Davis) Fruchey. She married Ross Lee in August 1931, in Angola, Ind. and they were divorced. She later married Claude Devore Sept. 11, 1970, in Fostoria. He died March 26, 1987.

Survivors include: a stepson, Don Devore of Fostoria; two sisters, Maude Cattell of Findlay and Lorene Vogel of Inverness, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death were a brother, Clarence Fruchey, and a sister, Irene Fruchey.

Mrs. Devore, who attended the First United Brethren Church, Findlay, retired in 1979 from the Fostoria Fuse Signal Co.

The Rev. Gene Clark and the Rev. Ted Doolittle will be the co-officiants at the 11 a.m. Thursday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to the First United Brethren Church, 629 Rector Ave., Findlay, Ohio 45840.


Carbin, Paul J.
Former bank vice president

Paul J. Carbin, 89, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2000, in the Independence Place, 1000 Independence Road, Fostoria, where he resided.

He was born in Tiffin July 31, 1910, to Edward B. and Iva Pearl (Miller) Carbin. His wife, Uldene D. (Stephenson) Carbin, whom he married Oct. 22, 1938, in Fort Wayne, Ind., died Dec. 3, 1998.

A son, Michael A. Carbin of Pickerington, and two grandchildren survive.

A brother, Doyle Carbin, is deceased.

Mr. Carbin retired in 1975 as vice president of Society National Bank, after 17 years. He also had been employed at City Loan in Fostoria, Elyria and Tiffin.

A former chairman of Fostoria City Pool, when it was built in 1938, he was a former chairman of the Ohio Bankers Consumer Loan Division and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria Country Club, the Kiwanis Club and Fostoria Civil Service Commission, all of Fostoria.

He also was a 65-year member of Fostoria Elks Lodge 935 (served as exalted ruler in Elyria); former president of the Young Republican Club in Fostoria, Sidney and Elyria; Dad advisor of Order of DeMolay; and founder and president of the Elyria Boosters Club.

Services will be at 10:30 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 will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where Elks Lodge memorial services will be at 7.

Memorials may be made to the church.



Cole, Esther U.
Fostoria native/homemaker

Esther U. Cole, 91, of 92 Haven Drive, West Melbourne, Fla., died at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2000, in Tandem Health Care, Melbourne.

She was born in Fostoria Dec. 18, 1908, to Milton E. and Ollie Mae (Hubler) Moyer. Her husband, H. Raymond Cole, died in 1991.

Surviving are two sons, David L. Cole of West Melbourne and Roger R. Cole of Lynchburg, Va.; a sister, Eula Hartman of Beaverdam, Ohio; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Cole, a homemaker, was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Melbourne.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, with the Rev. Jeffrey Waite of High Street United Methodist Church, officiating.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 110 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL 32904.



Conrad, Minnie L.

FOSTORIA -- Minnie L. Conrad, 78, of Circle Drive, Fostoria, died at 2:25 a.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000 at North Shore Retirement Community, Lakeside-Marblehead.

She was born Jan. 20, 1922 in Wood County to Merle and Nancy (Noblit) Boice. She married A. Richard Conrad on Aug. 31, 1938 in Bowling Green, and he survives in Sandusky.

Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Snowden (Barbara) Moyer, Sandusky; two grandchildren; four brothers, Bill Boice of Bowling Green; Ed Lockmiller of North Baltimore; Dick Lockmiller of Defiance; and Byron Lloyd Hall of Atlanta; and three sisters, Karen Neier, Weston; and Leona Spears and Jean Lanning, both of Bowling Green.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Boice; and two sisters, Norma Spears and Lucille Conrad.

Mrs. Conrad was a receptionist for Dr. Markey in Fostoria for several years, and was also a homemaker.

She was a member of Trinity United Brethren Church, where she was involved in the Woman's Missionary Society and coordinator of summer Bible school for Trinity and other area churches; was past president of Portage Holiness Camp Auxiliary, Portage; and volunteered at Fostoria Sharing Kitchen.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity United Brethren Church, Thomas Street, the Revs. Kenneth Graham, Keith Davis and Steven Shover officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Cemetery, Arcadia.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Brethren Church; to Wayne Weslyan Church, Wayne; or to Stein Hospice of Sandusky.



Robert W. Crain
Retired O BES manager

Robert W. Crain, 80, of Cory Street, Fostoria, died at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.

He was born June 7, 1919, in Bascom to Bert and Nina (Hoffman) Crain. He married Anna M. Greenfield Nov. 27, 1949, in Fostoria. She survives in Fostoria.

He was: a 1937 graduate of Fostoria High School and attended Tiffin Business University; a World War II U.S. Army veteran; retired in 1981 as the manager of the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services in Fostoria and Tiffin with 30 years of service; a member of the High Street United Methodist Church in Fostoria, the Fostoria VFW, and AARP.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Emma Pillars Addition of Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria with the Rev. Jeffrey L. Waite and the Rev. James T. Mussman officiating.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

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


Michael W. Decker
National Electrical Carbon retiree

Michael W. Decker, 50, of Mervin Street, Risingsun, died at his home at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2000.

He was born in Fostoria, Jan. 12, 1950, to William J. and Thelma (Keely) Decker. His mother, now Thelma Kline, survives in Risingsun. He first married Shari L. Swaisgood, on Sept. 12, 1970, in Fostoria and they were later divorced. On July 19, 1986, in Fostoria, he married Beth Ann Harrold, who also survives in Risingsun.

Other survivors include: a son, Jeremy Decker of Risingsun; a daughter, Sarah Decker of Fostoria; a step-son, Jeremy Enright of Fostoria; a step-daughter, Angela Gee of Panama City Beach, Fla.; and two brothers, Donald D. Decker of Bradner and Danny D. Decker of Risingsun.

His father is deceased.

Mr. Decker, a 1969 graduate of Lakota High School, retired in 1999, after more than 25 years of service as a crane operator at the National Electrical Carbon in Fostoria.

A former volunteer fireman, he attended Scott Trinity United Methodist Church, both of Risingsun.

He also enjoyed Sprint Car racing and golfing.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Gus Christo-Baker officiating. Burial will be in Scott-Trinity Cemetery, near Risingsun.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wood County.

 


Castret, Mildred
Fostoria resident

Mildred L. Castret, 75, of 445 Park Avenue 401, Fostoria, died at 12:16 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at Independence House, Fostoria. She was born May 3, 1925 to Roy E. and Pearl A. (Stuckey) Myers. On June 17, 1944 she married Orlo R. Castret, he died in 1986.

Surviving include: a daughter, Judith Ann Knapp of Oregon City, Oregon; a grandson, a brother, Richard E. Myers of Fostoria; and a sister, Velma Stearns of Bloomdale.

Mrs. Castret was a 1942 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School and retired in 1985 from Autolite Company, now Honeywell, in Fostoria after 25 years as a machine operator. A member of: Fostoria Baptist Church; Fostoria Glass Association; Community Hospital Auxiliary; secretary Fostoria Historical Society; volunteer for Sharing kitchen; Bureau of Concern; and Independence House, all in Fostoria. She had volunteered over 10,000 hours at Fostoria Community Hospital.

The Rev. David P. Chapman will officiate the 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 26 funeral service at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society



Colman, Dorcas V.

ARLINGTON -- Dorcas V. Coleman, 85, of 16612 Township Road 168, Arlington, died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at Fox Run Manor, Findlay.

She was born Dec. 13, 1914 in Shawtown to Stanley R. and Mary F. (Smith) Ridenour. She married Edmund J. Coleman on April 14, 1934, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, James E. of Atlanta, Ga.; John S. of Fostoria; three daughters, Mrs. Edwin A. (Carol A.) Snyder, Arlington; Mrs. Lee (Sandra E.) Lichtle, Port Clinton; Bonnie J. Coleman, Fostoria; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. James (Betty) Bulkowski, Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild; three brothers, John Richard Ridenour, Frances Eugene Ridenour and Max H. Ridenour; and a sister, Marge Crowe.

A homemaker, Mrs. Coleman was a 1932 graduate of Arcadia High School.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Wendelin Cemetery, Fostoria, the Rev. David J. Bringman officiating.

Visitation will be private.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice.

Arrangements are being handled by Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.



Dorsey, Myrtle B.
Longtime Findlay resident dies at 114

Myrtle B. Dorsey, a longtime Findlay resident and restaurant operator, has died at age 114. She was one of the oldest people in Ohio.

Mrs. Dorsey died Sunday at a nursing home in Zanesville.

She operated restaurants in Findlay for many years, including restaurants at the former Gorrell Hotel and the former Phoenix Hotel. She also owned a restaurant on the former Court Place near the county courthouse, and ran a lunch counter at a bowling alley that was at North Main and Walnut streets.

Mrs. Dorsey was also involved in women's bowling from 1925 on, and bowled until she was 99 years old.

She bowled many years at Recreation Lanes, and for 50 years at Sportsman Lanes.

She helped organize the first bowling league in Findlay in the mid-1920s.

She was a charter member of the Findlay Area Women's Bowling Association, and in 1986 was inducted into that group's hall of fame for superior performance.

Mrs. Dorsey was married to Homer O. Dorsey, who served as Findlay's mayor from 1932-1939. Earlier, Mr. Dorsey also had served three terms as Hancock County's probate judge.


Dehring, "Pappy" Orren A.
Former Fostoria Foundry employee

Orren A. "Pappy" Dehring, 75, of 248 Rock St., Fostoria, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 2, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born July 16, 1924, in Rocky Ridge, Ohio, to Herman G. and Fredricka (Ohm) Dehring. On May 1, 1948, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, he married Dorothy M. Keiffer, who died in 1981.

Surviving are two sons, Mark H. Dehring of Fostoria and Robert L. Dehring of Findlay; two daughters, Janet R. Gilson of North Webster, Ind. and Susan M. Tyson of Fostoria; eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were: four brothers, Lester, Oscar, Reuben and Justin Dehring; and three sisters, Viola Henderson, Leah Sprague and Doris Warren.

Mr. Dehring, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, had been employed at the Fostoria Foundry/Chrysler 1963-76.

A lifelong member of Moose Lodge 1567, where he had received the "Volunteer of the Year" award, he also was a member of Eagles 430, AMVETS Post 69 and the United Sportsmen Club, all of Fostoria.

The Rev. Branson J. Hawkes will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Wednesday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in St. Wendelin Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, where Moose memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Visitation also will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Moose Heart, in care of the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


Daniel, Shirley B.
Rural Tiffin homemaker

Shirley E. Daniel, 53, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, at her residence at 3408 S. CR 19.

She was born Jan. 27, 1947, in Alvada, to the late Cyril J. Sr. and Germaine R. (Gosche) Nye. On Jan. 27, 1968, in St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada, she married Ed Daniel, who survives.

Other survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. Tony (Amy) Lombardi of Milan, Mrs. Ron (Sara) Brown of Tiffin, Mrs. Mike (Jackie) Ewald of Stow and Mrs. Brian (Gwen) Weikert of Delaware, Ohio; eight grandchildren; five brothers, Cyril M. Jr. and Donald G. Nye, both of New Riegel and Delbert J., Carl J. and Richard L. Nye, all of Alvada; and six sisters, Mrs. Luke (Mary Lou) Weinandy of Alvada, Idella Reinhart of Fremont, Mrs. Lewis (Eloise) Reinhart of Fostoria, Mrs. Ralph (Teresa) Szablewski of Tiffin, Mrs. Eugene (Donna) Reinhart, also of Alvada and her twin sister, Mrs. Marvin (Sharon) Hohman of New Riegel.

A sister, Berneida Lichtle, also is deceased.

Mrs. Daniel, a 1965 New Riegel High School graduate, was a homemaker and worked with her husband on the family farm.

A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society, she served as a volunteer for St. Joseph School Library and as a 4-H advisor.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. James K. Say and Deacon Lewis Reinhart officiating. The rosary will be recited at 10:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 1-4 and 5-9 p.m. Thursday in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to FACT (Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment) of Seneca County or Community Hospice Care of Seneca County.


David, Gilbert

Gilbert Dean David, 67, LaGrange, Ga, formerly of Fostoria, died July 25, 2000 in Georgia

He was born Sept. 11, 1932, in Fostoria, to Gilbert H. and Edna L. (Taylor) David.  He married Norma Jean Holmer Dec. 23, 1954 in Angola, Ind., and she survives.

Survivors also include a son, Gilbert Dean II, LaGrange, Ga; a brother, Roger A., Fort Wayne, Ind; a sister, Janice M. Hammer, Fostoria; and one granddaughter.

Mr. David retired from the United States Army, having served in Korea and the Vietnam War.  He was a former member of the First Chistian Church, Fostoria; the Fostoria Masonic 288 Blue Lodge Council, Scottish Rite, KYCH in Fostoria and LaGrange Ga.; Order of Eastern Star; Court Appointed Special Advocates; American Legion; Disabled American ; AMVETS; and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Chirstian Church, Fostoria.

Burial will be in Wayne Cemetery at a later date.

Mr. David donated his body to science.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, the church, or a charity of the donor's choice.


Cavey, Devin Anthony
Infant son

Devin Anthony Cavey, infant son of Robert Cavey and Holly Durst of Town Stree, Fostoria, was stillborn at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

Survivors include his parents; maternal grandparents, Michael Durst of Fostoria and Yvette Durst of Carey; Maternal great-grandparents, Marlene Keckler and Harold and Nancy Lewallen, all of Fostoria; Maternal great-great grandmother, Rose Talbott of Fostoria; paternal grandparents, Bill and Phyllis Cavey of Fostoria and paternal great-grandparents, Arthur and Juanette Freeman of Amsden.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, with the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating.

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

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


Chapman, Gordon

 
Gordon M. Chapman, 45 Port Clinton, died Aug. 11 at Medical college of Ohio, Toledo.
 
He was born Aug. 25, 1954 in Port Clinton to Dr. Glenn and Pauline (Smith) Chapman.
 
He is survived by his mother, a daughter, Andrea Chapman, Fostoria; four brothers, Roland, Richard, James and William Chapman, all of Port Clinton;  two sisters, Carol and Mary Below, both of Port Clinton; a stepson, Christopher Lucas, Findlay; and a special friend, Jean White, Fostoria.
 
He was proceded in death by his Father.
 
Mr. Chapman was a purchaser for Whirlpool corp. for 18 years and was also a real estate agent from 1974 to 1980. 
 
He graduated from Port Clinton High School in 1972.  He was a graduate of Terra Technical College.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Port Clinton, and the Port Clinton Eagles Aerie #2295.
 
A Memorial service will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church.  There will be no visitation.
 
Contributions may be made to the Port Clinton Emergency Medical Service or the Church.
 
Neidecker-LeVeck Funeral Home, Port Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.




Conrad, Carl
Formerly of Fostoria 
 
Word has been received of the death of Carl Edwin Conrad, 57, Stanford, Fla., and formerly of Fostoria, who died 3:20 p.m. Aug. 16, 2000
 
He was born Sept. 24 1942 in tiffin to Edwin Conrad and Ada Ward.  His mother survives. He married Ann L. Reed Nov. 26, 1969 in Columbus, and she survives.
 
Also surviving are four sisters, Karen Needles, Fostoria; Gloria Thompson, Ada; Lynn Hill, Gettysburg, Pa.; and LaDonna Perry, Dayton Tenn.; and one brother Douglas Wickard, Santa Monica, Calif.
 
A 1960 graduate of Fostoria High School.  Mr. Conrad served in the U. S. Army as a security specialist. His tour of duty included service in Korea.
 
Mr. Conrad, an insurance underwrither, graduated from Franklin  University in Columbus with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.
 
Cremation wa in Sanford.
 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of Hospice.


Drain, Bernice J.
Fostorians Mother


Bernice J. Drain, 69, of 806 Bright Road, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000 at her residence.

She was born Sept. 29, 1930 in Findlay to Earl and Ethel (Drake) Hagerman. She married Howard Drain, and he died in July 1988.

Survivors include three sons, Gary Kunkle, Findlay; Edwin Drain, Marysville; and Mark S. Drain, Fostoria; four daughters, Mrs. Eric D. (Patty J.) Soloman, Shawnee, Okla.; Carol S. Ramey, Findlay; and Robin and Leslie Drain, addresses unknown; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy Hagerman, Toledo; and five sisters, Alice Corbin, Esther Kunkle and Grace St. Myer, all of Findlay; Francanna DeVelvis, Wilmington; and Helen Lonsway, Williams, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Linda and Anita B. Drain; two brothers, Harold and Robert Earl Hagerman; and two sisters, Eunice Green and Carold Parcher.

Mrs. Drain retired as a nurse's aid from St. Catherine's Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. Linda B. Zaye officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

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


Dunn, Zila Kitty
Former Bloomdale School cook

Zila Kitty Dunn, 97, formerly of 8228 Eagleville Road, Bloomdale, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, in St. Catherine's Care Center, 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria, where she resided.

She was born May 28, 1903, in Wood County, to Charles O. and Louisa (Luman) Drake. On Dec. 19, 1934, in Bowling Green, she married John M. Dunn. He died Sept. 6, 1953.

Survivors include: a son, John M. Dunn Jr. of Fostoria; a daughter, Nancy M. Dunn of Findlay; a brother, Donald Drake of Risingsun; a sister, Elizabeth Snyder of McClure; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were three brothers, John, Harley and Raleigh Drake; and five sisters, Ruby Kramp, Geneva Yeager, Selma Perkins, Betty Myers and Donnaruth Daniels.

Mrs. Dunn was employed as head cook at Bloomdale Elementary School for 23 years, retiring in 1973.

She was a member of the Eagleville Church of Christ, the Grange and Rebecca Club, all of Bloomdale.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.


 

Clark, Raymond
Union Carbide retiree     
          
 

Raymond L. "Red" Clark, 73, of Sycamore Street, Fostoria, was found dead at his residence at 6:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000.

He was born June 16, 1927, in Walbridge, to Foster A. and Edna E. (Powell) Clark. His wife, Rosemary (Ellis) Clark, whom he married Nov. 28, 1953, in Tiffin, preceded him in death July 10, 1995.

Surviving are: two sons, Scott W. Clark of Killeen, Texas and David L. Clark of Fostoria; a daughter, Rebecca Clark of Toledo; a brother, Timothy R. Clark of Maumee; two sisters, Constance S. Rombach of Jupiter, Fla. and Ruth (Clark) Watson of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Mr. Clark, a 1945 graduate of Fostoria High School, retired in 1984 from the Union Carbide Corp. in Fostoria, after 37 years of employment. He then worked at Roppe Rubber Corp., also of Fostoria, for five years.

A life member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion, both of Fostoria, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with the Rev. Edmond Zickefoos officiating. Burial will be in Dayton National Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

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


Carpenter, Susie A.
Fostorian homemaker 

Susie A. Carpenter, 85, of 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria, died, at 7:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2000 at St. Catherine's Care Center. She was born Nov. 10, 1914 to Sam and Eva Lee.

Surviving include: a sister, Helen Spencer of Columbus; three grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Harper.

Ms. Carpenter was a homemaker and member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Fostoria.

The funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2000 at the Faith Tabernacle Pennacostal Church of God, Fostoria. Burial will be at Fountain Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 11 - 1 p.m., prior to the funeral services at the church.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.


Dunn, Herman A.
Retired production foreman

Herman A. Dunn, 64, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at his home at 4753 E. TR 130, after an illness of two and a half years.

He was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Whitesburg, Ky., to Lawrence and Susie (Morgan) Dunn.

Survivors include a brother, Ernest Dunn of Republic; a sister, Mrs. Walter (Fran) Sherman of Tiffin; four nephews and a niece.

He also was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew; and a sister, Evelyn.

Mr. Dunn had worked for General Dynamics in Fostoria and Lima, retiring in 1991, as a production foreman.

He also served in the Strategic Air Command of the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of Eagles 691 and the V.F.W., both of Wapakoneta.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, with his nephew, the Rev. Matthew Sherman of the Family Worship Center, Fremont, officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Tiffin.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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


Clouse, Dennis M.
Lifelong Tiffin resident

Dennis M. Clouse, 47, of 3022 W. CR 6, Tiffin, died, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000 at St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. He was born April 5, 1953 in Tiffin to Luke G. and Carolyn M. (Mang) Clouse, both parents survive in Tiffin. On Nov. 16, 1974 he married Bernadine Bell in St. Mary Catholic Church in Tiffin, and she survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Travis L. Clouse of home; a daughter, Mrs. Amy L. Gillig of Tiffin; three brothers, Jim. E. Clouse of Tiffin, Tim L. Clouse of Fremont, and Phillip G. Clouse of Wooster; four sisters, Mrs. Linda Otte of Fostoria, Mrs. Cathleen Painter of Fostoria, Mrs. Lori Huth of Tiffin, and Mrs. Mary Beth Ziegler of Fostoria; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: two nephews, Cody and Cheyenne Clouse; and a brother-in-law, Mark A. Bell.

Mr. Clouse was a 1971 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, Bascom, he worked as a machine operator for Sonoco Company for eight years and was previously employed by Mercy Hospital, Tiffin, and an equipment operator at Basic Refractories for 12 years. A member of Christ's Church of Tiffin; president of McCutchenville's Baseball League Board, and coach of McCutchenville Baseball League; and served as president of the McCutchenville Fire Department Board. An avid conservationist, he enjoyed camping, hunting, and reading.

The Rev. Jon Bravinder will officiate the 9:30 a.m. Saturday funeral service at the Christ's Church at Tiffin, corner of US 224 and SR 18. Burial will be at Fairmont Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m., tonight, at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Clouse Family c/o Fifth Third bank, Tiffin, Ohio.


Dunn, Doris L.
Rural Fostoria homemaker

Doris L. Dunn, 78, of 2468 Courtly Road, Fostoria, died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in the Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Dec. 29, 1921, in Martin, Ohio, to Otto and Mary (Klingbeil) Buss. On June 21, 1943, in Green Cove Springs, Fla., she married John C. "Jack" Dunn, who survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: a son, Brad F. Dunn of Pennsylvania; a daughter, Beverly A. Fisher of Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death were four sisters, Lil Stick, Rose Buck, Ida Rice and Augusta Marlow.

A homemaker, Mrs. Dunn was a member of the Fostoria Country Club.

She was a graduate of both Elmore High School, Elmore and Davis Business College in Toledo.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Knollcrest Gardens Chapel, near Arcadia. Interment will follow in Knollcrest Gardens.

Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.

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


Cullison, Mark Alan
Mechanic/former Fostoria resident

Former Fostoria resident, Mark Alan Cullison, 41, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, in Tampa, Fla., where he resided.

He was born in Fostoria, Oct. 10, 1958, to Thomas V. and Patty S. (Dickerson) Cullison. His father survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving are four sons, Mark R. Cullison of Toledo, Matthew A. Cullison of Fostoria, Joseph A. Stahl of Risingsun and Alan M. Moore of Waynesfield; his grandmothers, Iva Mae Gee-Smith of Palmetto, Fla. and Emma J. Cullison-Griffin of Fostoria; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Debbie) Dodge and Cynthia S. Pingle, both of Fostoria; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, and grandfathers, Ralph "Red" Gee and Thomas S. Cullison..

Mr. Cullison, a 1976 Lakota High School graduate, was employed as a mechanic in Tampa.

The Rev. Donald R. Goodwin will conduct the 11 a.m. Saturday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the family, in care of the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


Cullison, Thomas V. 
Journeyman boilermaker

The Rev. Thomas V. Cullison, 64, of 1203 Beier Drive Apt. A, formerly of Risingsun, died at 12:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, in Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Nov. 16, 1935, in Hatton, Ohio, to Thomas S. Cullison and Emma J. (Edmunds) Cullison Griffin. His mother survives in Fostoria. He first married Patty S. Dickerson in 1952, and they were later divorced. She died Nov. 17, 1996. On June 24, 1992, in Fostoria, he married Shirley A. Kummerer, who preceded him in death Nov. 23, 1996.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Deborah) Dodge and Cynthia S. Pingle, both of Fostoria; a brother, Don Cullison of Bradner; a sister, Virginia Schreiner of New Riegel; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by his father; a son, Mark Allan Cullison; and an infant sister.

The Rev. Cullison was employed as a journeyman boilermaker at Basic Refractories in Bettsville for more than 32 years, retiring in 1985. He also worked for the Risingsun Police Department.

He was a member of Moose Lodge 1567, Eagles Club 430, VFW Post 421 and AMVETS Post 69, all of Fostoria.

He also served as a former village councilman and volunteer firefighter for the village of Risingsun.

The Rev. Donald R. Woodwin will be the officiant at the 2 p.m. Monday service in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Bradner Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the family, in care of the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.


 

DeLaRosa, Pedro "Pete"
Fostoria resident

Pedro"Pete" DeLaRosa Sr., 66, died at 5:42 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, in Medical College of Ohio.

Born June 28, 1934, in Asherton, Texas, he married Frances R. Reyes (Zepeda) on Oct. 7, 1955, in Carrizo Springs, Texas. She survives in Fostoria.

Seven children all survive in Fostoria, including: four sons, Mario L., Omar B. Sr., Pedro J. and John A. DeLaRosa; and three daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Mary A.) Stewart, Mrs. Dennis (Celia D) Herr, and Anna M. DeLaRosa. Also surviving are: 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ismael J., Bonifacio, and John A. DeLaRosa, all of Fostoria; and a sister, Ofelia Caredenas of Toledo.

Preceding him in death were: a son, Pedro DeLaRosa; a granddaughter, Alisha DeLaRosa; and a brother, Santos DeLaRosa.

Having retired from Fostoria Area Federal Credit Union, Mr. DeLaRosa had worked 17 years in maintenance at St. Wendelin Parish, Fostoria, where he was a member. He served in the U.S. Marines in the Korean War era.

The funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with burial to follow in St. Wendelin Cemetery, Fostoria. The United Veterans of Fostoria will conduct military graveside services.

Visitation is 2-4 p.m., and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Another rosary will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the church before the Mass.

Memorials may be made to the church or to the United Way of Fostoria.


Chamberlain, Edward L. Sr.
Ex-Cello Corp. retiree

Edward L. Chamberlain Sr., 91, a resident of Blakely Care Center, North Baltimore, formerly of McCutchenville Road, Fostoria, died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, in the Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay.

He was born Sept. 9, 1909, in Wood County, to Frank and Elizabeth (Serveson) Chamberlain. His wife, Nina C. (Creps) Chamberlain, whom he married June 23, 1930, in Florence, Ky., died Nov. 4, 1998.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty R. Smith of Wayne; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Nine brothers, five sisters and a grandchild, also are deceased.

Mr. Chamberlain, a member of Trinity United Brethern Church, Fostoria, retired in 1973 from the Ex-Cello Corp., Fostoria, where he was employed as a set-up man.

The Rev. Keith Davis will conduct the 1 p.m. Friday service in the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be in Rudolph Cemetery, near Rudolph.

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

Memorials may be made to the church.


Donaldson, Jerald L. Sr.
World War II veteran

Jerald L. Donaldson Sr., 80, formerly of Bush Street, Fremont, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at his daughter's home, where he had resided for the past three months.

He was born July 31, 1920, in Gibsonburg, to Bernice V. Donaldson and Eva Maude Smith. On July 29, 1949, in the Fremont home of the late Rev. H.W. Findlay, he married Naomi L. Fuller. She died Sept. 28, 1994.

Survivors include: a son, Jerald Donaldson II of Tiffin; a daughter, Diane Meyer of Fostoria; a sister, Bertha Davies of Ohio City; and five grandchildren.

Two brothers, Ira Richard "Don" and Harold C.; and three sisters, Freda Kill, Dorothy Reed and Mildred Lanier Hejduk, also are deceased.

Mr. Donaldson retired as a material handler in 1985 from Whirlpool Corp., where he had been employed for 36 years. Before that he had worked for Red Star Trucking for two years.

A life member of VFW Post 2947 Fremont, he served during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp in the Burma India Campaign, 1942-45.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Wonderly-Horvath Funeral Home, Fremont. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont.

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

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, Ohio 44883 or the American Cancer Society.


Cramer, Mildred E.
Retired school secretary

Mildred E. Cramer, 74, of 460 Linwood Ave., Fostoria, died at 8:35 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in the Independence House, Fostoria.

She was born May 13, 1926, in Marion, to Martin H. and Lottie (Oberlin) Groman. On Jan. 2, 1949, in Fostoria, she married Karl Cramer, who died in 1986.

A son, Major Gregory K. Cramer U.S.M.C. of Virginia Beach, Va., survives.

She also was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Groman Jr.; and two sisters, Helen Groman and Theodocia Brown.

Mrs. Cramer, a 1944 graduate of Fostoria High School, had been employed as a secretary for 10 years in the Fostoria City Schools, retiring in 1990.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Elks Emblem Club, both of Fostoria and a former member of the Fostoria Country Club.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to Kaubisch Memorial Public Library, Fostoria or the the Ritz Theatre.


Dorsey, Jean
Retired Atlas Crankshaft employee

Jean C. Dorsey, 74, of Eastern Ave., Fostoria, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000 at Fostoria Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 30, 1926 to Thurman and Chloe (Cattlet) Moore. On June 4, 1946 she married Ralph Dorsey, and he survives.

Also surviving include: a son, Clyde L. Dorsey of Fostoria; a daughter, Jean C. Dorsey of Fostoria; two sisters, Virginia "Furn" Shirley of Springfield, Oh., and Catherine M. Stottler of Winchester, VA.; four grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Dorsey was a 1944 graduate of Gainsboro High School, she retired as an inspector from Atlas Crankshaft after 15 years, a member of the Eagles, VFW, AmVets, American Legion, DAV, and Moose, all of Fostoria.

The Rev. Branson Hawkes will officiate the 1 p.m. Monday, funeral service at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will be at the Fountain Cemetery.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Eagles Memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday.

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


Callendar, Howard  Allen 'Whitie'
Former Fostoria resident & FHS graduate

 
Howard Allen "Whitie" Callendar75, died at the Southeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born July 26, 1925 to Edith and Charles Callendar in Tiffin, Ohio.
 
He was a highly decorated World War II veteran having served as a Navy Corpsman attached to the Marine Corps. He served during the Korean War.
 
He graduated from Fostoria High School in 1943, attended Bowling Green and Toledo Universities and was employed by Commonwealth Associates and Walker Manufacturing Company of Jackson, Michigan from which he retired as an Account Executive.
 
He enjoyed most of his retirement years on Jekyll Island, Georgia, where he was a member of the Rotary Club, the Art Association, the Friends of the Museum and the Jekyll Presbyterian Church.
 
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Callendar; his son, Kelly (Linda) Callendar; his daughter, Christine (Patrick) Nolan; his six grandchildren, Michael Nolan, Geoffrey Nolan, Sarah Nolan, Amanda Nolan, Daniel Callendar and Michael Callendar; a brother, Charles Callendar of San Marcos, California and two sisters, Marjorie Newsome of Laguna Hills, California and Mary Mitchell of Westland.
 
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a great friend to his many acquaintances.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Ella Sharp Museum of Jackson, Michigan or to a charity of your choice.
 
A Memorial Service will be held at the Wetherby Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 25th with the Reverend Karen Kelley officiating.
 

Visitation 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 24th. WETHERBY FUNERAL HOME 402 Wildwood Ave. 787-7511


Cornett, Cecil
Retired logger

Cecil Cornett, 63, of 25 Christopher Drive, Fostoria, formerly of 235 Jefferson St., Tiffin, died at 6:11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, in the Emergency Room of Fostoria Community Hospital.

He was born Aug. 7, 1937, in Uz, Ky., to the late James Monroe and Ocie (Halcomb) Cornett. His wife, Marsha (Feasel) Cornett, whom he married July 28, 1962, in St. John United Church of Christ, Tiffin, survives.

Survivors also include: three sons, Todd and Cecil Patrick Cornett, both of Tiffin and Steve Cornett of Marion, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Jody Lynne) Sexton of Hallie, Ky., Sue and Erin Corrine Cornett, both of Tiffin and Mrs. Danny (Bobbi) Dixon of Marion, Ind.; five brothers, E.L., John and Ronnie Cornett, all of Tiffin and Jack and Ernie Cornett, both of Kentucky; six sisters, Nora Belle Cardwell, Norma Young and Kathy Company, all of Tiffin, Mary Lou Miller, Linda Reed and Judy Breeding, all of Kentucky; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Penney Elaine Cornett; and a brother, Dempsey Cornett, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Cornett was a self-employed logger.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Rock Creek Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today and 1-2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to his family.


Davis Violet B.
Homemaker

Violet B. Davis, 87, died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, in the Independence House, Fostoria. Arrangements are pending at the Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Information gathered by William Cline

 

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