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2002 Obituaries - S & T

SALDAUSKY, WALTER
SALTZMAN, GERALDINE O.
SABBAGH, RICHARD H.
SCHAFER, PAUL RICHARD
SCHARF, THE REV. T. PATRICK
SCHMUCK, DOUGLAS E.
SCHROEDER, JOHN V.
SCHROEDER, MARY
SCHULTZ, HAROLD F.
SCHULTZ, NETA LUCILLE
SCHUMAKER, WALTER P.
SCLSTEDER. KATHRYN L
Scholidon, Ruby. E.
SHACKELFORD, CLYDE
SHANK, MARTHA E.
Sherman, Joseph R. Sr.
Sherrard, Marganne M.
Shook I,  Joseph Willard
SHREFFLER, ORVILLE J.
SLAUGHTERBECK, ROBERT V.
SLIFFE, EDNA M.
SLOUGH, F. VALERIA
SMELSER, HARRY E.
SMITH, FRANCES M.
SMITH, RITA M.
SMITH, THEODORE "TED"
SMITH, WILLIS C.
SNELLING, BETTY  J.
SNYDER, RUTH L.
SNYDER, ZENITH S.
Sperry-Helms, Edna V.S
STAGGER. KATHRYN
STAGNOLIA, PAMELA K.
STAINBROOK, DOROTHY L.
STANSBERY, AXEL ANTHONY
STARK, RALPH T.
STAUFFER, DAVID WAYNE
STECK, BUELAH M.
STEFFEN, FRANKLIN F.
STEWART, ELIZABETH S.
STOVER, JEAN A.
Janet M (Fast) Stipp
SWAIN, MAE
SWARTZ, LOUISE C.
SWARTZ, MARGARET MARIE
SWINEHART, JOE ANN
SWISHER-SHAULL, BRENDA K.
THAXTON, WAYNE J.
THEIRY, LEONARD W.
THOMAS, ALBERT J.
THOMAS, JAMES
THOMPSON, BRIAN M
THOMPSON, MELVIN L.
TIELL, MARILYN M.
TREECE, MARJORIE I.
TUTTLE, LARRY  P.


SACLSTEDER. KATHRYN L.

Kathryn L. Sacksteder, 87, of 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

She was born July 11, 1914, in Tiffin to Andrew and Catherine (Carrigan) Sacksteder and both are deceased.

Survivors include: a brother, Thomas Sacksteder of Fostoria; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Miriam S.) Fanshaw of Tiffin; and 16 nieces and nephews.

Deceased also include: three brothers, James, Richard and Robert P. Sacksteder.

Miss Sacksteder graduated in 1933 from Calvert High School and worked as a teller for many years for Citizens Savings and Loan (First Bank of Tiffin).

She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Tiffin; a Penthouse member; and a volunteer in the gift shop at Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.

The rosary will be recited at 10:45 a.m. Thursday followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. James K. Say will be the officiant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Calvert High School; St. Joseph Church and School; or a charity of the donor's choice.


 

Sherrard, Marganne M.

Marganne M. Sherrard, 53, of 1570 Pelton Rd., Fostoria, died Saturday, Jan.12, 2002, at Fostoria Community Hospital.

She was born Aug.23, 1948, in Fostoria to Joseph D. and Rosemary R. (Rock) Clark Sr. He is deceased and she survives in Fostoria. She married Thomas A. Sherrard on Nov,24, 1973, at St.Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria and he survives.

Survivors also include: a son, David T. Sherrard and a daughter, Amanda M. Sorg, both of Fostoria; a grandson; three brothers, Joseph D. Clark Jr. of Randolph, N.J., Hugh R. Clark of Yuma, Ariz., and Robert B. Clark of Clearwater, Fla.; three sisters, Roxanne R. Harmon of Bluffton, Patricia E. Clark of Largo, Fla., and Barbara J. Sauber of Fostoria.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church where the rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Internment will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria, where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.


Sperry-Helms, Edna V.

Edna V. Sperry-Helms, 81, of Christopher Drive, Fostoria, died at 1:21 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at the St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria. She was born Dec. 23, 1920, in South Portsmouth, Ky., to Doc and Hailey (Potter) Parker. They are deceased. She was first married to Forest I. Sperry. He is deceased. Her second husband, Rollie "Corky" Helms, died in 1988.

Survivors include: two sons, Jack and Theodore Sperry, both of Bradner; three daughters, Ramona Maxwell of Gibsonburg, Mrs. Dale (Edith) Helms and Mrs. Clarence (Hailey) Crump, both of Fostoria; two step-daughters, Wendy Blausey of Gibsonburg and Vickey Vrabel of Fremont; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren; 19 step-great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Milioni officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.


Scholidon, Ruby. E.

Ruby E. Scholidon, 73, of 816 Eastern Ave., Fostoria, died at 3:55 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, in Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay. She was born in Ada on Sept. 22, 1928, to Marcelles "Ted" and Golda (Stevenson) Kimble, both of whom are deceased. She married John F. Scholidon on April 26, 1947, in Tiffin and he died on April 19, 1992.

Survivors include: two sons, John D. Scholidon of Fostoria and Daniel J. Scholidon of Weston; four daughters, Joan F. Scholidon, Patricia Ann Scholidon, Mary Christine Scholidon and Susan I. Scholidon, all of Fostoria; a brother, Charles "Chick" Kimble of Lodi, Calif.; three sisters, Marcella Peterson of Portland, Ore., Ruth Wildman of Amsden, Clara Williams of Fostoria; and four grandchildren.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home. Internment will be in St. Wendelin Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation is 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.


 

Shook I,  Joseph Willard

Joseph Willard Shook I, 77 years old, 769 Greenfield Court, Tiffin, Ohio, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 22, 2002, in Mercy Hospital Emergency Room, Tiffin.

He was born July 14, 1924, in Bascom, Ohio, to the late Eber and Nettie (Emerine) Shook. On Dec. 2, 1950, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, he married Phylis M. Kirchner, who survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Joseph Willard Shook II and wife Mendy of Attica, Ohio, and David Charles Shook and wife Julie of Toledo, Ohio; a daughter, Rebecca Elaine Botton and husband John of Tiffin; a sister, Leota Mears of Fostoria, Ohio; and eight granddaughters. Also preceding him in death were four brothers and four sisters.

A graduate of St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria, Mr. Shook retired in 1982 after 32 years at National Machinery Company, Tiffin. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin and the Quarter Century Club.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 26, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Say officiating. The rosary will be recited in church at 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday Jan. 25 at Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio (419) 447-3113. The Quarter Century Club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ecumenical Sharing Kitchen, St. Joseph Church or a charity of the donor's choice in care of Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home.

To send condolences to the family or directions to the funeral home go to: www.traunerofuneralhome.com


Sherman, Joseph R. Sr.

Joseph R. Sherman Sr., 83, died Wednesday Jan. 23, 2002, at 4:30 p.m. in Bethesda Care Center, Fremont.

Services are pending at Turner-Engle Funeral Home, Tiffin.


 

SNELLING, BETTY  J.
 
Betty J. Snelling, 69, of 8435 CR 31, Bettsville, died at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002. She was born in Hubell, W.Va.
April 9, 1932, to Talmadge and Dellie (Cremeans) Porter, both of whom are deceased. On July 8, 1950, she married Harold
A. Snelling in West Hamlin, W. Va., and he died Feb. 29, 1992.
 
She is survived by: two sons, (Charles) and Judy Snelling of Bettsville and (Robert) and Barbara Snelling of Lindsey; two
daughters, Carl and (Linda) Wyant of Fremont and Peter and (Darlene) Green of Fostoria; two brothers, Calvin Porter of
Branchland, W.Va., and Billy Ray Porter of Tiffin; two sisters, Alma Mae Beard of Tiffin and Barbara Ann Cooper of
Branchland, W.Va.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two brothers and a sister.
 
Mrs. Snelling was a homemaker who lived most of her life in the Seneca County area. She was a member of the Tiffin Freewill
Baptist Church.
 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Turner-Engle Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Snelling and the Rev. Robert
Snelling officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
 
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Turner-Engle Funeral Home, Tiffin.
 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 


 

SWARTZ, MARGARET MARIE
 
  Funeral services for Margaret Marie Swartz, 77, of Courtly Drive, Fostoria, and of North Fort Myers, Fla., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Dr. Larry  W. Knigga officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.
 
  Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
 
  Mrs. Swartz died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at her residence in North Fort Myers, Fla.
 
  She was born Feb. 4, 1925, in Prairie Depot (now Wayne) to Walter Ray and Ina Gladys (Bressler)  Ostrander. She married Harry Frank Swartz on Feb. 8, 1947, and he survives.
 
  Also surviving are a son, Bill of Fostoria; six daughters, Mrs. Mike (Diana) Mock and Mrs. William  (Jacquie) Newman, both of Findlay; Mrs. Larry (Luci) Runion, Fostoria; Laura Smith, Lake Station, Ind.;  Mrs. Gary (Ginny) Shinew, Cygnet; and Mrs. Scott (Jane) Benroth, Bluffton; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ron Ostrander, Old Town, Fla.; and two sisters, Alta Sexton, Wayne; and LouEllen Duty, Bowling Green.
 
  She was preceded in death by a son, Harry "Sonny" Jr.; and three sisters, Orvetta Smith, Lois Risenburg and Pat Dispennett.
 
  Mrs. Swartz was a homemaker and had worked at RCA, Findlay, for eight years.
 
  She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, and a former member of its Rehoboth Circle. She was a member of Elks Lodge 935, Fostoria, and Coachman Club. She was a former member of< Lakeland Golf Club, Fostoria; Swinging Satellites Square Dancing Club; and Vagabonds Camping Club.
 

  Memorials may be made to ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Research or to the church, both in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 47, Fostoria, 44830.


 

TUTTLE, LARRY  P.

   A Mass of Christian Burial for Larry P. Tuttle, 60, of 810 Wayne Place, Fremont, and formerly   of Fostoria, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

  Burial will be held at a later date at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe, Mich.

   Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, where military honors  will be conducted by United Veteran's of Fostoria. A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Monday at the  church.
 
  Mr. Tuttle died at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at Wade Park Veterans Affairs Center, Cleveland.
 
  He was born Aug. 12, 1941, in Fostoria to Orville E. and E. Pauline (Livers) Tuttle. He married Jane K.  Wickenheiser on Oct. 22, 1966, and she died Jan. 20, 1989. He married Alice L. Harbaugh Dec. 2,  2001, and she suvives.
 
  Also surviving are two daughters, Dawn M. Tuttle-Goddard, Fostoria; and Antionette E. Tuttle, Risingsun; a son, Jeffrey S. of Dallas; two stepsons, Brian L. Speicher, Tiffin; and Donald J. Speicher III, Greensprings; nine grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; two brothers, Robert J. of Tiffin; and Ronald D. of Fostoria; and a sister, Mrs. Norman (Alice F.) Frye, Tiffin.
 
  He was preceded in death by two infant children.
 
  Mr. Tuttle was a salesman.
 
  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
 
  He was a member of Tiffin Moose Lodge 846 and Fremont American Legion.
 

  Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home, 242 W. Tiffin St.,  Fostoria, 44830.


STEWART, ELIZABETH S.

Elizabeth S. Stewart, 92, formerly of West Lytle Street, Fostoria, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.

She was born Jan. 15, 1910, in Gibsonstation, Va. to Sid and Martha (Jenkins) Stigualle. She married Woodrow Stewart on April 24, 1939, and he died Nov. 18, 1983.

Surviving are two sons, Virgil, in Michigan; Richard of Fostoria; five daughters, Mrs. Arnold (Ann) Spittler, Wyandot, Mich.; Mrs. Ray (Lucille) Garza, Lincoln Park, Mich.; Ruby Newton, Houston, Texas; Mrs. James (Margaret) Bateson-Tucker, Findlay; Mrs. Ron (Dorothy Jean) Henry, Fostoria; 29 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Shelby; a daughter, Marie Stewart; a sister and a brother.

Mrs. Stewart was a homemaker.

She was a member of Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God and was affiliated with First Church of the Nazarene, both in Fostoria.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene, the Rev. Robert Chew officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.

Visitation will be held from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria, and an hour before services Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene.


THOMAS, ALBERT J.

Albert J. Thomas, 105, a resident of Good Shepherd Nursing Home, and formerly of Perrysburg Road, Fostoria, died at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at his residence.

He was born May 17, 1896, in Hancock County to James and Eliza (Grant) Thomas. He married Mattie M. Hopkins on May 2, 1922, in Findlay, and she died June 16, 1968.

Surviving are a son, Junior R. of Clyde; two daughters, Florence Burgbacher and Bernita Hakes, both of Fostoria; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; seven brothers, Sam, Jim, Frank, Don, Charles, Clark and Arthur; and four sisters, Mae Caldwell, Ollie Litzenburg, Elizabeth Brookman and Marguerite Papenfus.

Mr. Thomas retired in 1961 as a finisher for Union Carbide Co., Fostoria, after more than 28 years.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War I, serving in the 37th Buckeye Division.

He was a member of American Legion, VFW, Eagles Club and AMVETS, all in Fostoria.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, with Chaplain Jim Sampson officiating. Burial will be in Arcadia Cemetery, with military rites by Joint Veterans Group of Fostoria.

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

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Nursing Home or a charity of the donor's choice.


SNYDER, ZENITH S.

Zenith S. Snyder, 95, a resident of Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Fostoria, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at her residence.

She was born March 9, 1906, in Seneca County to Oliver and Mercy (Cypher) Funk. She married Roscoe Fruth on Jan. 17, 1932, and he died in May 1972. She then married Norman T. Snyder on March 31, 1973, and he died in June 1999.

Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jerry (Norma) Kwiatkowski, Toledo; a stepson, Terry Snyder, Portage; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Snyder retired in 1972 as the society editor of the Review Times, Fostoria. She also formerly owned and operated Fruth Laundry, Fostoria.

She attended Tiffin High School and graduated from Tiffin University in 1924.

She was a member of Heatherdowns Church of the Brethren; Kings Daughters Westminster Circle; Knights Templar Ladies; and was a 50-year member of Fostoria Chapter 94 OES.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Paul E. Myers officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, near Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Saturday at Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home, Toledo, and from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home. An OES memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Harrold-Floriana.

Memorials may be made to the church or Fostoria Chapter 94 OES.


SCHARF, THE REV. T. PATRICK

The Rev. T. Patrick Scharf, 59, formerly of Fostoria, died at 7:17 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2002, in Hospice of NW Ohio, Perrysburg.

He was born June 9, 1942, in Fostoria,, to Lawrence A. "Gus" and Catherine "Kate" (Cleary) Scharf. His mother survives in Mansfield.

Other survivors include: a brother, the Rev. Larry Scharf of Monroeville; three sisters, Kathleen Scharf, Ph.D. of Chicago, Ill.,Paula Adsit, Ed.D. of San Francisco, CA and Mary Angela "Angie" Alpin of Mansfield; and a nephew, Sean Alpin, of Mansfield.

His father is deceased.

The Rev. Scharf attended St. Wendelin Elementary and High School, graduating in 1960 from St. Meinrad High School and St. Meinrad College of Philosophy in 1964. He also graduated from Mount St. Mary's of the West Seminary, Cincinnati in 1968 and attended Xavier University Graduate School, Cincinnati.

He was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest, May 25, 1968 for the Diocese of Toledo and served as an associate pastor at Holy Angels, Sandusky; St. Joseph, Sylvania and St. Charles, Lima. He served as pastor at Our Lady of Mercy, Fayette; Our Lady of Fatima, Lyons; Immaculate Conception, Toledo; Little Flower, Toledo and was currently the pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Napoleon, Ohio.

A Reception of the Body and Vespers are at 5 p.m. today with visitation until 9 p.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Napoleon.

A Reception of the Body and Vespers will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday with visitation until 9 p.m. at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria with Bishop James R. Hoffman presiding. A Burial-Rite Committal will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery, Fostoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to "Visions for the Future" St. Augustine Parish, Napoleon; Hospice of NW Ohio, Perrysburg or David's House, Toledo, in care of the Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830, which is handling arrangements.



STECK, BUELAH M.

Buelah M. Steck, 85, St. Catherine's Care Center, formerly of Wesley Village, died 10:45 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Toledo Hospital. She was born April 2, 1916, in Continental to the late John Wesley and Elizabeth "Libby" (Young) Brooks.

She married Henry J. Steck in Tiffin March 12, 1934. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include: a son, Robert Steck of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Gary Weicht of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Betty Paris of Upper Sandusky; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, Arcadia.

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


SHACKELFORD, CLYDE

Clyde Shackelford, 74, of Woodward Avenue, Fostoria, died at 6:13 a.m. Sunday, April 7,2002, at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Toledo.

He was born Sept. 15, 1927, in Bell County, Kentucky to Charles and Elizabeth (Baker) Shackelford. He married Geraldine M. Peace on June 27, 1947, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Ralph E. and Steve, both of Fostoria; two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Gwendolyn) Burrows and Mrs. Robert (Sue) Garza, both of Fostoria; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a brother, Garrett of Fostoria; and two sisters, Thelma Mason and Kathleen Shackelford, both of Pineville, Ky.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Shackelford; a grandchild; a brother, Ed; and a sister, Francis Helton.

Mr. Shackelford retired in 1990 as a setup man at Chrysler Corp., Perrysburg. He formerly worked at Fostoria Foundry.

He was a member of Dillon Road Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Middlesboro, Ky., the Rev. Larry Kidwell officiating. Burial will be in Greenhills Memorial Gardens, Middlesboro.

Local visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.
Visitation also will be held from noon until services Thursday at Faith Missionary Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Dillon Road Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice


SHANK, MARTHA E.

Martha E. Shank, 81, of N. TR 43, Fostoria, died 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at St. Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria.

She was born Jan. 27, 1921, in Fostoria, to Orestus and Jeletta (Swartzmiller) Potteiger. She married Carl J. Shank Aug. 26, 1951 in Fostoria. He survives in Fostoria.

Other survivors include: three sons, Raymond J. Nye, Tom Nye and Jack D. Nye, all of Fostoria; two brothers, Robert Pottieger of Concord, Calif., and Theodore Potteiger of Findlay; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great, great-grandchild.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria. Burial will be at Knollcrest Gardens near Arcadia.

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


SLAUGHTERBECK, ROBERT V.

Robert Vance Slaughterbeck, 78, of West Millgrove, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2002, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 13, 1923, in Bowling Green to George O. and Mary L. (Robison) Slaughterbeck. He married the Rev. Mary L. Paddock on Feb. 14, 1945, and she survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Robert A. of Risingsun; John V. of Bowling Green; Dennis J. of Pemberville; Mark D. of Wayne; a daughter, Karen L. Hansen, Wayne; 27 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul "Barney" of Wayne; three sisters, Virginia Oberle, Fostoria; Lois Fultz, Stowe; and Georgia Feasel, Arcadia, Fla.

He was preceded in death by a son, Paul W.

Mr. Slaughterbeck retired as truck terminal manager for the former Matlack terminal of Woodville.

He was a U.S. Army infantry veteran of World War II. He received the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with three bronze stars, good conduct medal, World War II Victory Medal; combat infantryman badge and rifle marksman.

He was a member of Kings Parish Church, Hatton, and Albert Bowe American Legion Post 338, Bradner. He was a former member of West Millgrove Volunteer Fire Department and West Millgrove Council.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, the Rev. Betty Wineland officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, West Millgrove.

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

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice, Bowling Green; or the family in care of the funeral home, 121 W. South St., Wayne, 43466.


SCHULTZ, NETA LUCILLE

Neta Lucille Schultz, 86, of Taft Blvd., Fostoria, died at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at the Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria. Born May 13, 1915 in Bloomville to John and Tina (Newson) Wolfelt, both deceased. On Dec. 31, 1946 she married Harold F. Schultz, and he survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, James Haynes of Fostoria, and Thomas Thompson of Titusville, Fla.; two daughters, Carolyn Rivera and Janet Sue Priddy, both of Fostoria; 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

Preceded in death were two sons, Ernie Eugene and Stanley Wolfelt.

There are no services or burial plans.

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2002 at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria.


SCHULTZ, HAROLD F.

Graveside services for Harold F. Schultz, 80, a resident of Good Shepherd Nursing Home,
Fostoria, and formerly of Taft Boulevard, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Fountain Cemetery,
Fostoria, the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Joint Veterans of Fostoria.

There will be no visitation.

Mr. Schultz died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Sherwood to Joseph and Stella (Guilford) Schultz. He married Neta L. Wolfelt on Dec. 31, 1946, in Fostoria, and she died April 24, 2002.

Surviving are two stepdaughters, Carolyn Rivera and Janet Sue Priddy, both of Fostoria; two stepsons, James Haynes, Fostoria; Thomas Thompson, Titusville, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles L. of Defiance; and two sisters, Violet Keckler and Rose Talbott, both of Fostoria.

He was preceded in death by two stepsons, Stanley and Ernie Eugene Haynes; a brother, Albert; and a sister, Alberta Schultz.

Mr. Schultz retired in 1981 as a truck driver for Hal Miller Trucking Co., Helena.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.


STEFFEN, FRANKLIN F.

Funeral services for Franklin F. Steffen, 87, of Wayne, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at
Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, the Rev. Betty Wineland officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township, Wood County.

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

Mr. Steffen died at 1:57 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Independence House, Fostoria.

He was born Oct. 12, 1914, in Paulding County to Will and Mary Jane (Hardy) Steffen. He married Lois C. Brandeberry on June 10, 1936, in Bloomdale, and she died April 21, 1994.

Surviving are a companion, Ferne E. Stahl, Wayne; and a sister, Alice G. Spira, Wayne.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Roland; and two sisters, Jo and Jessie.

Mr. Steffen retired as superintendent of the maintenance department for Atlas Crankshaft, Fostoria.

He was a member of Wayne United Methodist Church and Wayne-Bradner Senior Citizens.

Memorials may be made to the church's accessibility fund or a charity of the donor's choice.


STAGGER. KATHRYN

Kathryn Geraldine Stagger, 76, formerly of Upper Sandusky, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at
Medi Lodge Nursing Home, Monroe, Mich.

She was born Oct. 11, 1925, in Hollister to Clarence and Sylvia (Davis) Bethel. She married Paul W. Stagger on Oct. 10, 1947, in Fostoria, and he died Feb. 6, 1980.

Surviving are two sons, James Allen of Monroe, Mich.; and Robert W. of Columbus; two daughters, Shirley A. Stansbery and Nancy E. Nelson, both of Upper Sandusky; nine grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Madeline Woods, Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.

Mrs. Stagger was a homemaker. She retired as a housekeeper from the Holiday Inn, Toledo, after 10 years.

She attended Christ Lutheran Church, Monroe, Mich. She was a member of VFW Post 1138 Ladies Auxiliary, Newport, Mich.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bringman Clark & Co. Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Fostoria.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to American Red Cross or to a charity of the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 246, Upper Sandusky, 43351.


SALDAUSKY, WALTER

Walter Saldausky, 83, of West Jackson Street, Fostoria, died at 2:10 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2002, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 3, 1919, in Cleveland to Casimer and Magdalyn (Thompson) Saldausky. He married Dorothea Duncan on Jan. 30, 1948, in Fostoria, and she died Aug. 31, 2000.

Surviving are a son, Dennis of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Glen (Linda) Tatman, Chillicothe; 11
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, William of Fostoria; and a sister, Mary Windsor, Grand Haven, Mich.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Monasmith; and four brothers, Frank, George, Mike and Andy.

Mr. Saldausky retired in 1981 as an inspector at Fostoria Foundry.

He was a 1937 graduate of Fostoria High School.

He was a former member of Fostoria United Sportsmen Club.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Home Health Care, 612 McManness Ave., Findlay.



THEIRY, LEONARD W.
 
Leonard W. Theiry, 79, of 1341 South SR 19 Republic, died Friday afternoon, May 31, 2002, in the emergency room at Mercy Hospital of Tiffin, after a sudden illness.
 
He was born Sept. 23, 1922, in Fostoria, to Jacob and Barbara E. (Eisley) Theiry.
 
He is survived by: longtime companion, Martha Soski of Republic; a daughter and son-in-law, Anthony and Rebecca Searcy of University Heights, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Tymothy and Joan Theiry of Inverness, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Mrs.Luke (Sue) Kerns of Tiffin and Mrs. Sue Ashton of Rossford, Ohio; a stepson, Mark Soski of Bellevue; two grandchildren, Mrs. Raya Summers of Greensboro, N.C. and Rani Shields of Oakwood Village, Ohio; three great-grandchildren, Brandenand Jordon Summers of Greensboro, N.C. and Nicholas Shields of Oakwood Village, Ohio; a brother, Gerald Theiry of Bradenton, Fla.; and a sister, Mrs. Helen Gray of Fostoria.
 
He was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Banks and a brother, Herman Theiry.
 
Mr. Theiry retired from National Machinery in 1985, where he was employed as a tool maker for 38 years. He was a W II Marine Corp. veteran, serving as a presidential guard for President Roosevelt. A member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Republic, the St. Aloysius Knights of Columbus Council 11287, the National Machinery Quarter Century Club and a life
member of the Tiffin VFW.
 
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19 Bloomville. The Quarter Century Club will have a visitation at 7 p.m., and the St. Aloysius Knights of Columbus will have services and recite the Rosary at 8:45 p.m.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
 
A memorial mass will be announced at a later date.


TIELL, MARILYN M.
 
Marilyn M. Tiell, 67, of 616 W. 4th St., Fostoria, died unexpectedly at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, June 16, 2002, at their summer home in Oak Harbor.
 
She was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Fostoria to William and Bessie (Mills) Clary. She married John H. Tiell on May 21, 1955, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. He survives in Fostoria.
 
Other survivors include: two sons, John Paul Tiell of Calif.; and George William Tiell of Fostoria.; three daughters, Mrs. Veronica (William) Barfield of Findlay, Camille Thompson and Nita Tiell, both of Fostoria; eight grandchildren; and a sister Mrs. Shirley (Melvin) Schreiner of Fostoria.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Mrs. Tiell was a 1953 graduate of Fostoria High School. She worked at the L&K Motel, and Candyland Restaurant in Fostoria. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria and the New Riegel American Legion Women's Auxiliary, Unit 354.
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria. Burial will be in St. Michael's Parish Cemetery in Findlay.
 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoening Funeral Home, (419-435-8200), in Fostoria. New Riegel American Legion Ladies Auxiliary memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rosary will be prayed at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, and 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
 
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Diabetes Foundation, or to a charity of the donor's choice.


SWINEHART, JOE ANN
 
   Funeral services for Joe Ann Swinehart, 73, of Elwood Avenue, Fostoria, will be held at 11a.m. Thursday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
 
  Mrs. Swinehart died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002, at her residence.
 
  She was born May 29, 1929, in Bloomdale to Charles and Zella (Slotterbeck) Bohring. She married George D. Swinehart on Aug. 17, 1949, in Fostoria, and he died Aug. 26, 1986.
 
  Surviving are a son, George of Pyongtaek, South Korea; two daughters, Mrs. Mike (Nancy) Ferguson, Fostoria; Margene Gonyer, Tiffin; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leo Bohring, Port Clinton; Raymond Bohring, Bloomdale; and a sister, Edna Sliffe, Fostoria.
 
  She was preceded in death by a son, Dale Couch; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Floyd and Dale Bohring; and two sisters, Chlo Shaull and Mildred Pranwant.
 
  Mrs. Swinehart retired in 1986 from RCA, Findlay, after 25 years.
 
  She attended Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God and was a member of American Legion Post 354 and Moose Lodge 1567.
 

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



 SCHMUCK, DOUGLAS E.
 
Douglas E. Schmuck, 44, of 125 Midvale Terrace, Sebestian, Fla.,, died 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Kindred Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
 
He was born on Aug. 26, 1957, in Tiffin, to Donald E. and Betty I. (Shambaugh) Schmuck. On July 25, 1987, he married Tami M. (Shellenberg) Schmuck. She survives in Florida.
 
Other survivors include, his father, Donald Schmuck; a daughter, Gretchen Schmuck of Bucyrus; a brother, Gary E. Schmuck of Forest; four nieces and three nephews' a great-niece and a great-nephew.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Schmuck of Tiffin and a brother, Bradley.
 
Mr. Schmuck was a 1975 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School. While in Ohio, he worked at Atlas Crankshaft in Fostoria, the U.A.P., in Forest and Cooper Tire in Findlay. In Florida, he worked for eight years as a corrections officer for the Indian River Co. Sheriff Dept. and for the past three years as a parts deliveryman for Piper Aircraft in Vero Beach, Florida.
 
He enjoyed spending time on his computer, doing lawn work, boating, carpentry and wood working, telling jokes, cooking out at the annual Christmas party in Florida, and being a Michigan Wolverine fan.  In earlier life, he enjoyed his motorcycle and his 1977 black Corvette.
 
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bringman Clark and Co. Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky, with the Rev. Joseph Searfoss officiating. Burial will be in Wharton Richland Union Cemetery in Wharton.
 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.



SMITH, FRANCES M.
 
Frances M. Smith, 75, of Sandusky, died 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at St. John's Westshore Hospital in Westlake.
 
She was born Nov. 9, 1926, in Albany, Ind., to the late John Eugene and Eunice (Gettys) Harper. Her husband, Charles Smith, died in 1990.
 
Surviving are: three sons, Kenneth Smith of Loraine, Greg Smith of Fostoria and Jeff Smith of Sandusky; a daughter, Wendy  Pilkenton of Huron; and nine grandchildren.
 
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Toft Funeral Home in Sandusky. Burial will be Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky.
 
Visitation will be 10 a.m. Friday until the time of the service at the funeral home.
 

The Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria is assisting the family with arrangements.


 
SWISHER-SHAULL, BRENDA K.
 
 Private funeral services will be held for Brenda K. Swisher-Shaull, 49, of Fostoria.
 
  There will be no visitation.
 
  Mrs. Swisher-Shaull died Wednesday morning, July 10, 2002, at Fostoria Community Hospital.
 
  She was born June 14, 1953, in Fremont to Owen H. and Cleo V. (Orndorff) Peer.
 
  Surviving are four daughters, Kristye Swisher, Findlay; and Amy Woodland, Rachel Dunfee and Sarah
  Dunfee, all of Fostoria; a son, Jason Swisher of Fostoria; and five grandchildren.
 
  She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
 
  Mrs. Swisher-Shaull was an attendent at Clark Service Station, Fostoria.
 
  She was a social member of AMVETS, Fostoria.
 
  She was a 1971 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.
 

  Memorials may be made to the family in care of Mann-Hare Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Fostoria,
  44830.


STARK, RALPH T.
 
Ralph T. Stark, 87, of 18815 SR 12, Arcadia, also formerly of Fostoria and Ridgecrest, La., died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at his residence.
 
He was born June 18, 1915, in Carey to Theodore P. and Mary Jane (Feasel) Stark. On March 1, 1941, he married Gertrude M. (Girdham) Stark in Greenville, Ohio. She died on Nov. 3, 1993.
 
Other survivors include: a son, Leonard R. Stark of Greensboro, N.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Sally (Gordon) Riser of Fostoria; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a brother James D. Stark of Risingsun and a sister, Hazel Coppler-Rowles of Fostoria.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife; four brothers, Cecil Stark, Aloys Stark, Theodore Stark Jr. and Robert Stark; six sisters, Cinderella Fox, Genevieve Johnson-Jordan, Rosemary Kovach, Protase Fox, Gervase Stark and Rita Mae Murnen.
 
Mr. Stark retired in 1977, after 36 years at Union Carbide, (now National Electric Carbon) in Fostoria. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII, serving in the South Pacific from April 1943 - December 1945.  He was a member of the Eagles Aerie 430, Loyal Order of the Moose 1567, FV.F.W. Post 421, American Legion Post 73, all of Fostoria; and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 43 of Findlay.
 
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20 at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria, with the Rev. David Bringman officiating. Burial will be in Arcadia Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the United Veterans of Fostoria.
 

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



SWARTZ, LOUISE C.
 
Louise C. Swartz, 74, of High Street, Bellevue, died Friday, July 26, 2002, at her residence.
 
She was born Aug. 11, 1927, in Bellevue to Samuel and Mildred (Kudro) Tuttamore. They are deceased.
 
She married Robert L. Swartz July 26, 1946. He survives.
 
Other survivors include: two sons, Michael of Toledo and David of Ashland; three daughters, Patricia Swartz of Fostoria, Mary Schiwitz of North Fairfield, and Debra Rister of Bellevue; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, David Tuttamore of Bellevue.
 
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bellevue, with interment in Bellevue Catholic Cemetery.
 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Auxter Funeral Home, Bellevue, where a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.



SCHROEDER, JOHN V.
   Father of Fostorians
 
  LEIPSIC -- A funeral Mass for John V. Schroeder, 69, of Leipsic, will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Leipsic, the Rev. John Joseph officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, with military rites by local veterans organizations.
 
  Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until services Friday at Love Funeral Home,  Leipsic, where a scripture service will be held at 8:45 p.m. today.
 
  Mr. Schroeder died at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at SCCI, Lima.
 
  He was born Jan. 1, 1933, in Leipsic to Julius and Agnes (Niese) Schroeder. He married Carol L. Recker on April 7, 1956, and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are two sons, Keith of Leipsic; Kevin of McComb; four daughters, Mrs. Stu (Tina) Beall, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Tim (Cindy) Meyers and Mrs. Denny (Pam) Maag, both of Fostoria; Mrs. Mitch (Jule Ann) Hiegel, Leipsic; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 
  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Schroeder; and two sisters, Jeanette Stechschulte and Angie Odenweller.
 
  Mr. Schroeder retired from SCM, Gainesville, Ga., and had worked at the former Libby-McNeil-Libby, Leipsic.
 
  He was a U.S. Army veteran.
 
  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
 

  Memorials may be made to St. Mary's School.



SCHUMAKER, WALTER P.
 
Walter P. Schumaker, 88, of Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria, died 11:20 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, in Good Shepherd Home.
 
He was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Ottawa to the late John and Anna (Maas) Schumaker. On Sept. 26, 1934, he married Irene K. (Hark) Schumaker in Kalida. She died Dec. 2, 1984.
 
Surviving are: three sons, Verne Schumaker of California, Norman Schumaker and Gary Schumaker, both of Fostoria; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; four step-sons, Edwin Boff of Gibsonburg, Donald Boff of Fostoria, Thomas Boff of Indianapolis, Ind. and John Boff of Weaverville, NC; five step-daughters, Donna Jean Sanders of Shelby, Mrs. Darene Harden of Port Clinton, Mrs. Geraldine Borer of Tiffin, Mrs. Suellen Decker of Arcadia and Patricia Miller of Clyde; 22 step-great-grandchildren and a step-great-great-grandson.
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria. Burial will be in St. Wendelin Parish Cemetery, Fostoria.
 

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hoening Funeral Home in Fostoria. A Christian Wake Service will be 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and the Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.



THOMAS, JAMES
 
James Thomas Sr. passed away at his home in Steilacoom, Wash., after a long bout with cancer. His wife Carol and their three puppies were at his side.
 
He was born May 16, 1932, in Fostoria to Ralph and Maude (Ringle) Thomas.
 
Surviving are: his wife Carol Thomas of Steilacoom, Wash.; a son, Jonathon Thomas of Tiffin; two brothers, Dave and Albert Thomas; a sister, Bertha Rowe of Fostoria; a sister-in-law, Phyliss Humes of Green Springs and a special niece and nephew, Bonnie and Ronald Thomas of Fostoria; six stepsons, Larry, Richard, Robert, Donald, Michael and James Fillhart and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol J. Thomas, a son, James Thomas and a daughter, Kathryn Richenbach.
 
Mr. Thomas retired from Atlas Crankshaft in Fostoria. He also retired from the U.S. Army in January 1969. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion in Fostoria and the Eagles for many years.
 

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Christ Church of Tiffin. Burial will be in Bascom. Refreshments will be served at the Sportsmans Hall, Fostoria following the service.



SCHROEDER, MARY
 
  FOSTORIA -- Mary Catherine Schroeder, 80, formerly of 354 W. Fremont St., Fostoria, died at 9:40  a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at Winebrenner Village, Findlay.
 
  She was born July 5, 1922, in Fostoria to John and Mary (Parsh) Droll. She married Martin F.
  Schroeder on July 5, 1952, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and he died Sept. 27, 1977.
 
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Christine) Keagler, Oregon; three grandchildren; and three sisters,  Florence Droll and Mrs. Don (Margaret) Schetter, both of Fostoria; and Mrs. Ron (Emma) Sprankle,  Findlay.
 
  She was preceded in death by six brothers, Albert, Francis, Edward, John, Clarence and Willis Droll;  and two sisters, Eleanor McGee and Josephine Droll.
 
  Mrs. Schroeder was a homemaker.
 
  She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society.
 
  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in the  parish cemetery.
 
  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. A rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
 

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



SMITH, THEODORE "TED"
 
Theodore "Ted" Smith, 87, of Kirkwood Court, Findlay, died 3:12 p.m. at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay.
 
He was born Feb. 3, 1915, in Fostoria to John and Florence (Duffey) Smith. He married Florence (Alley) Smith in Fostoria. She preceded him in death in 1996.
 
Surviving are: five sons, Bud Smith of Florida, Don Smith of West Virginia, Joe Smith of Dunkirk, Sam Smith of Big Rapids, Mich., Doug Smith of Findlay; three daughters, Diane Roberts of Van Buren, Pam Pritchard of Carrol, Mo. and Sandra Flowers of Michigan; a sister, Margaret Shaver of Fostoria; 22 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
 
Mr. Smith was a WW II, U.S. Army veteran.
 

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Graham Cemetery near Bradner. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery, with Military Honors by the Joint Veterans Group of Fostoria.



SALTZMAN, GERALDINE O.
 
  VANLUE -- Funeral services for Geraldine O. Saltzman, 83, of 209 Buffalo St., Vanlue, and of Bonita  Springs, Fla., will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at West Independence United Methodist Church, the  Revs. Alan Sandford and Francis Jolliff officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Biglick Township.
 
  Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, and an hour  before services Wednesday at the church.
 
  Mrs. Saltzman died Friday afternoon, Aug. 23, 2002, at Jellico (Tenn.) Community Hospital.
 
  She was born Sept. 25, 1918, in Findlay to Parl C. and Estella M. (Bash) Jolliff. She married Dale  Davidson in 1959, and he died Sept. 29, 1982. She later married Joseph Saltzman on Dec. 3, 2001, and  he survives in Vanlue.
 
  Also surviving are four stepsons, J. Joseph "Joe" Saltzman Jr., Ada; Calvin E. Saltzman, Ellicott City,  Md.; Paul L. Saltzman, Toledo; and Mark A. Saltzman, Waverly; seven stepdaughters, Mrs. Gaylan  (Sherry J.) Gallant, Fostoria; Mrs. Phillip B. (Diana R.) Armstrong, Bridgewater, N.J.; Mrs. Robert M.  (Suzanna L.) Wells, Mrs. Jeffrey L. (Linda E.) Snook and Mrs. Norris M. (Judy A.) Alfred, all of  Vanlue; Mrs. Kenneth N. (Nancy E.) Powell, Westfield; and Mrs. Dean A. (Jane E.) Kirian, Alvada; 32  step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Rev. Francis Jolliff, Indianapolis; and three  half brothers, Ted Jolliff, Hollywood, Fla.; Parl Jolliff in Virginia; and Morris Searfoss, Walkerton, Ind.
 
  She was preceded in death by a step-grandchild.
 
  Mrs. Saltzman worked at Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. for three years during World War II and had  worked at Autolite for 24 years.
 
  She was a member of West Independence United Methodist Church.
 

  Memorials may be made to the church.



SCHAFER, PAUL RICHARD
 
Paul Richard Schafer, 85, of St. Francis Avenue, formerly of 46 Grace St., Tiffin, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, in St. Francis Home.
 
He was born May 16, 1917, in Tiffin, to the late Otto John and Bertha Clara (Frederick) Schafer. He never married.
 
He is survived by his sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Helen) Miller of Fostoria, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) King Sr. of Attica, Mrs.Robert (Agnes Elizabeth "Betty") Mohler of Moab, Utah, Mrs. Owen (Drusilla) Shutt and Mrs. Clarence (Iris) Arter, both ofTiffin; and sister-in-law, Mildred Slife of Navarre, Ohio.
 
A brother, William Carl Schafer and a sister, Mary Katherine Erchenbrecher are deceased.
 
Mr. Schafer was a 1935 graduate of Columbian High School. In 1936 he entered the Civilian Conservation Corps at Ft. Knoxand was shipped to Superior, Mont. In 1942, he entered the army serving in the South Pacific. In 1950, Paul graduated fromHeidelberg College with a BA and in l952 received an MA in history and teaching from Ohio State.  He was manager of S.S. Kresges and retired in l980 after 28 years as a purchasing agent for General Electric. He was one of the founders of the Seneca County Coin Club and walked five and a half miles daily until his late 70s.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
 
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Msgr Edward Dunn as celebrant.The rosary will be prayed at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by the United Veterans Council.
 
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, where a wake service will be at 6 p.m.
 
Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, for Masses or a charity of the donor's choice.



STAGNOLIA, PAMELA K.
 
  Pamela K. Stagnolia, 47, of 3111 Western Ave., Findlay, died of natural causes at 6:35 a.m. Sunday,   Sept. 8, 2002, at her residence.
 
  She was born Feb. 2, 1955 in Fostoria to Charles W. and Marita (Sopher) Bixler, and her mother  survives in Fostoria. She married Gregory W. Stagnolia on Dec. 29, 1975, and he survives.
 
  Also surviving are two sons, Shannon L. of Friedberg, Germany; Shane M. of Findlay; a daughter,   Jennifer L. Stagnolia, Findlay; four grandchildren; three brothers, Michael Bixler and Chuck Coppus,  both of Fostoria; Chris Coppus, Delaware, Ohio; and four sisters, Mrs. William (Cindy) Nye, Fostoria;  Debra Shifflett, Columbus; Marsha Barth and Mrs. David (Jan) Beach, both of Findlay.
 
  Mrs. Stagnolia worked in retail jewelry sales.
 
  She was a member of Parkview Church of Christ.
 
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, the Rev. Ken  Hasekamp officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
 
  Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
 

  Memorials may be made to Pamela K. Stagnolia Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.



SNYDER, RUTH L.
 
  FOSTORIA -- Ruth L. Snyder, 70, of Stinchcomb Drive, Fostoria, died at 10:13 a.m. Sunday, Sept.  15, 2002, at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.
 
  She was born Nov. 18, 1931, in Portage to John and Alverta (Reis) Yates. Her mother survives in  Fostoria. She married Charles J. Snyder on July 4, 1948, in Fostoria, and he died Oct. 13, 1982.
 
  Also surviving are two sons, Donald "Ed" of Sidney; Mark C. of Naples, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Clayton  (Mary) Owens-Wilson, Burkesville, Ky.; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a half brother, Donald  Vannest, Bellevue; two sisters, Betty Burlile and Doris M. Kuntz, both of Fostoria; and a half sister, Sue  Ellen Wimmer, Over Peak.
 
  She was preceded in death by two sons, Danny and John E.; a brother, Melvin Yates; and a sister,  Elizabeth Vannest.
 
  Mrs. Snyder retired in 1990 as a press operator at Roppe Rubber Co., Fostoria, after 30 years.
 
  She was a 1950 graduate of Fostoria High School.
 
  She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Fostoria.
 
  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev.  Russell Gumm officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
  Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
 

  Memorials may be made to the church.



THOMPSON, MELVIN L.
 
Melvin L. Thompson, 70, of 759 E. Perry St., Lot 22, Paulding, formerly of Fostoria, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002. He was born march 8, 1932 to Clifford J. and Fay (Coleman) Thompson. He married Janice Thompson, she died Sept. 2, 1986.
 
Surviving include: step-children; a brother; and eight sisters.
 
There will be no services held at this time. Burial will take place at Fort Meigs Cemetery at a later date.
 
There are no visitation hours.
 

The Engle-Young Funeral home is handling the arrangements.

 



MARTIN, THOMAS G.
 
Thomas G. Martin, 58, of Perrysburg Road, Fostoria, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002.
 
He was born Jan. 17, 1944, in Fostoria to Fredrick and Oletha (Corner) Martin who are deceased.
 
Survivors include: a son, Jason of Fostoria; a daughter, Brooke Martin of Torrance, Calif.; two grandchildren; four sisters, Janet Nolan of Wayne, Judy Pessell of Arcadia, Kathy Cooper of Findlay, and Jenny Roehl of Toledo.
 
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Knollcrest Gardens Cemetery near Arcadia.
 
There will be no visitation.


SWAIN, MAE
 
  FOSTORIA -- Funeral services for Mae E. Swain, 91, a resident of Independence House, Fostoria, and  formerly of Bloomdale, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, the  Rev. Branson J. Hawkes officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township, Wood  County.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
  Mrs. Swain died at 11:05 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at her residence.
 
  She was born March 19, 1911, in Gallipolis to Charles and Carrie (White) Topping. She married William  A. Swain on March 7, 1938, in Rudolph, and he died Nov. 8, 1997.
 
  Surviving are a son, William Allen of Sachse, Texas; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 
  She was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Baird, Mabel Topping and Eva Faylor.
 
  Mrs. Swain was a homemaker.
 
  She was a member of Eagleville Church of Christ, rural Fostoria.


TREECE, MARJORIE I.
 
  FOSTORIA -- Marjorie I. Treece, 94, of Christopher Drive, Fostoria, died at 11:13 a.m. Wednesday,  Oct. 23, 2002, at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.
 
  She was born Jan. 21, 1908, in West Millgrove to C.A. and Edith (Smith) Rosendale. She married Milo  K. Treece on June 28, 1936, in West Millgrove, and he died Nov. 18, 1993.
 
  Surviving are a son, David K. of Fostoria; a brother, Warren A. Rosendale, Fostoria; and two sisters,  Virginia Stannard, Bowling Green; and Eileen Rosendale, Oxford.
 
  She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Morrison.
 
  Mrs. Treece retired in 1974 as an elementary teacher at Arcadia Local School after more than 40 years.
 
  She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and Alpha Delta Kappa; and a former member  of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 94, Fostoria.
 
  She was a 1926 graduate of Fostoria High School, and received a bachelor's degree in education from  Bowling Green State University.
 
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev.  Branson Hawkes officiating. Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
  Visitation will be held an hour before services Friday at the funeral home.
 
  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


SHREFFLER, ORVILLE J.
  Father of Fostorian
 
  RISINGSUN -- Funeral services for Orville J. Shreffler, 86, of Risingsun, will be held at 10 a.m.   Saturday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Risingsun, the Rev. Ivan Schwenn officiating. Burial will  be in Bradner Cemetery.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Barndt Funeral Home, Wayne, and an hour  before services Saturday at the church.
 
  Mr. Shreffler died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at his daughter's residence in Fostoria.
 
  He was born Nov. 15, 1915, in Bessemer, Pa. to George W. and Ada Mae (Keeley) Shreffler. He  married Donna F. Kennedy on April 22, 1939, and she died Sept. 28, 1988.
 
  Surviving are two sons, Arden D. of Helena; and William O. of Risingsun; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas  (Carolyn K.) Chalfin, Risingsun; and Mrs. Marvin (Dawn M. "Dolly") Engle-Harmon, Fostoria; 12  grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Thearon of West Millgrove.
 
  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Loleta Hiser, Twila Loudon and Wilavene Lawrence.
 
  Mr. Shreffler retired as a machine operator at Union Carbide, Fostoria.
 
  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
 
  He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church; Albert Bowe American Legion Post 338,  Bradner, where he was chaplain for more than 30 years; Fostoria VFW and Eagles; I.O.O.F. Lodge,  Portage; and a former member of Risingsun Volunteer Fire Department and town council.
 
  Memorials may be made to the church or Community Hospice Care, Tiffin.


THAXTON, WAYNE J.
 
   Wayne J. Thaxton, 93, of Kansas, Ohio died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at St. Catherine's  Care Center, Fostoria.
 
  He was born July 7, 1909, in Vinton to Virgil and Cora (Russell) Thaxton. He married Clara "Geraldine"  Kissling on June 21, 1931, in Risingsun, and she died June 21, 2002.
 
  Surviving are three sons, Carl of Fostoria; Glen and Dale, both of Risingsun; two daughters, Mrs. Jack  (Marilyn) Fillhart, Fostoria; Mrs. Norman (Carolyn) Fry, Old Fort; 19 grandchildren; 37  great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold of Kenton; and four sisters, Juanita  Neer, Woodstock; Virginia Millice, Springfield; Helen Peterson, Bellefontaine; and Kathleen Winger,  Yankton, S.D.
 
  He was preceded in death by a son, Paul; a grandchild; a brother, Wendell; and two sisters, Leona  Sommers and Lela White.
 
  Mr. Thaxton retired in 1972 from Swift & Co. He also was a bus driver for the Lakota School System  and a farmer.
 
  He was a member of Scott Trinity United Methodist Church, near Risingsun.
 
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev.  Gus Christo-Baker officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, Seneca County.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
 
  Memorials may be made to the church or Bettsville EMS.


STOVER, JEAN A.
Mother of Fostorian
 
Jean A. Stover, 72, formerly of 3733 E. TR 122, Tiffin, died at 6:24 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, in Mercy Hospital of Tiffin.
 
She was born Jan. 20, 1930, in Tiffin, to the late Dale and Dorothy (Mitten) Cole. On Dec. 28, 1946, in Tiffin, she married George R. Stover. He died April 7, 2001.
 
Surviving are two sons, Mark (Shelly) Stover of Republic and Matthew Stover of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two daughters, Diane (Michael) Hampshire of Tiffin and Susan Windsor of Fostoria; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia (Ned) Murphy of Burgoon and Linda (Larry) Keckler of Bascom; and a stepsister, Carolyn (William) Parcher of
Perrysburg.
 
Mrs. Stover had retired as a kitchen worker from the Pioneer Mill Restaurant. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin.
 
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, with the Rev. Stephen Schroeder officiating.
 
There will be no visitation.
 
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice in care of Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-3113.


STAUFFER, DAVID WAYNE
 Son of Fostorians
 
  ARLINGTON -- David Wayne Stauffer, 38, 113 Union St., Arlington, died of natural causes at 1:35   a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.
 
  Mr. Stauffer was born April 9, 1964 in Findlay to Carl W. and Irene (Martin) Stauffer. His father and  stepmother, Linda Stauffer, survive in Fostoria.
 
  He married Teresa Rankin on July 17, 1982, and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Steven (Stacey) Martinez, Findlay; and Tiffany R. Stauffer,  Arlington; two sons, Dustin R. and Brandon W., both of Arlington; a grandchild; three brothers, Carl W.  Jr. of Arcadia; and William and Thomas, both of Findlay; and two sisters, Mrs. Greg (Sue) Poland,  Fostoria; and Mrs. Mark (Rita) Ash, Findlay.
 
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Lydia Sanford.
 
  He was a 1984 graduate of Van Buren High School.
 
  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, Findlay, the  Rev. Mark A. Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
  Memorials may be made to the family, in care of the funeral home.


THOMPSON, BRIAN M
Son of Fostorians
 
Brian M. Thompson, 19, of 105-1/2 Frost Parkway, Tiffin, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at his home.
 
He was born Feb. 6, 1983, in Wooster, to David M. and Jean A. (Scherger) Thompson. His parents survive in Fostoria.
 
Also surviving are: a daughter, Alexis Mercades Thompson of Tiffin; a brother, Jason Thompson of Columbus; grandparents, Norman and Dorothy Thompson of Findlay; family friend, Grandma Ester Kotnik; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bob and Betty Scherger.
 
Mr. Thompson was a member of the 2001 class at Hopewell-Loudon High School and attained his GED. He worked at the CCC Camp in Green Springs for the Conservation Corp.  He was a big Yankees and Michigan fan.  Mr. Thompson was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bascom.
 
Funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home, with the Rev. Art Niewiadomski officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.
 
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Alexis Mercades Thompson Trust c/o David and Jean Thompson.


SLIFFE, EDNA M.
 
   Funeral services for Edna M. Sliffe, 84, of West Fourth Street, Fostoria, will be held at 10 a.m.  Wednesday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating.  Burial will be in Eidenhour Cemetery, near Pemberville.
 
  Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
  Mrs. Sliffe died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002 at St. Catherine's Care Center, Fostoria.
 
  She was born June 18, 1918 in Bloomdale to Charles and Zella (Slotterbeck) Bohring. She married  Walter Stein, and he preceded her in death. She then married Wade Sliffe, and he preceded her in death.
 
  Survivors include three grandchildren; a step-grandchild; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Leo  Bohring, Port Clinton; and Ray Bohring, Bloomdale.
 
  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Routson; two brothers, Dale and Floyd Bohring; and  three sisters, Joe Ann Swinehart, Mildred Prount and Chlo Shaull.
 
  Mrs. Sliffe was a homemaker, and a short order cook at Trunks Restaurant near Pemberville.
 
  She was a member of Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church of God, Fostoria; was past president of  Pythian Sisters in Wayne; and a former member of Firett's and Women's Relief Corps, both in  Pemberville.
 
  Memorials may be made to the church.


Janet M (Fast) Stipp
(Former Fostorian)
 
Janet M. Stipp, 77,  Sandusky died Nov. 24, 2002.

She was born March 5, 1925, in Lima, Ohio. to Heaton L. and Marie Fast.  She was a member of Huron Yacht Club, Plum Brook Country Club, the Oaks Country Club in Osprey, and First Presbyterian Church in Huron, Ohio.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, J. Sam; sons Scott Lee of Huron and Michael R. of Berlin Heights, Ohio; brothers Robert J. Fast of Fostoria, Ohio, and Richard L. Fast of Fort Lauderdale; and three grandchildren.
 
Mrs. Stipp was a 1943 graduate of Fostoria High School and attended Miami University of Ohio
 
She was employed several years in New York City at Columbia University.  She owned and operated Jan's College Shop, Bowling Green and Kay Marj Shop.
 
She was active in helping organize the 50 Plus club and worked on the programming for a number of years.  She was also active in helping to establish and maintain the Dial-a-Drive program.
 
A memorial service will be announced later. National Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter, is in charge.

Memorial donations may be made to one's favorite charity, or to the Janet and Sam Stipp Fund of the Sandusky/Erie County Community Foundation, 165 E. Washington Blvd., Sandusky, OH 44870; or Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.


SLOUGH, F. VALERIA
  Former Fostorian
 
  Funeral services for F. Valeria "Honey" Slough, 85, of Findlay, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at  Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, the Rev. Gregory W. Creech officiating. Burial will be private in St.  Wendelin Parish Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
  Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. today and an hour before services Saturday at the funeral home.
 
  Mrs. Slough died at 3:25 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2002 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center.
 
  She was born Nov. 7, 1917 in Findlay to Harley A. and Mary Edith (Karn) Windle. She married John  Rossman, and he died in July 1973. She married James E. Slough on Feb. 14, 1990, and he survives.
 
  Also surviving are a daughter, Lorna Rossman, Parker, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ronald (Marsha)  McMillen, Findlay; two stepsons, J. Michael Slough and Mark J. Slough, both of Findlay; two  grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert E. "Bud" Windle, Findlay.
 
  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary "Tee" Bosley and infant Wilma N. Windle.
 
  Mrs. Slough retired as a clerk for Fostoria Municipal Court after 25 years.
 
  She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and attended St. Paul's United Methodist  Church, Findlay. She also was a member of Legal Secretaries of Seneca County, Hobby Club and Ohio  State Clerks Association.
 
  Memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St., Findlay, 45840;  or to Bridge Home Health and Hospice, 415 College St., Findlay, 45840.


SMITH, RITA M.
Sister of Fostorians
 
Rita M. Smith, 76, of 5551 E. SR 18, Republic, died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, in St. Francis Home, Tiffin.
 
She was born April 2, 1926, in Alvada, to the late Michael and Emma (Hammer) Frankart. On Feb. 7, 1948, in Alvada, she married Victor Smith, who survives.
 
Other survivors include: five sons, Michael (Mary) Smith and Victor (Jean) Smith Jr., both of Tiffin, Jerry Smith of Phoenix, AZ, Kevin (Roxanne) Smith of Zionsville, IN and Steven (Leslie) Smith of Republic; a daughter, Mary (Daniel) Reimer of Tiffin; 18 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Frankart of Fostoria; and two sisters,  Christina LaFountaine and Corrine(Paul) Williams, both of Fostoria.
 
A son, Robert Joseph Smith; two brothers, Francis and Alfred Frankart and a sister, Mary Williams, also are deceased.
 
A homemaker, Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Republic, its Rosary Altar Society and Prayer Group. She also was a member of the Seneca County Farm Women's Club and Senior Citizens of Republic Share and Care.
 
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Republic, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka as celebrant. The rosary will be recited at the church at 9:45 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin.
 
Visitation is 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-3113. A parish wake service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Francis Home or St. Aloysius Catholic Church, in care of Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home.


STANSBERY, AXEL ANTHONY
 
Axel Anthony Stansbery died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
 
He was born Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, in Toledo to Steven Stansbery and Kara Buskirk of Tiffin.
 
Other survivors include: maternal grandfather, Duane Buskirk of Fostoria; maternal grandmother, Sherrie Everetts of Tiffin;  maternal step-grandfather, Lee Everetts of Tiffin; paternal grandmother, Lisa Hoffman of Tiffin; and paternal step-grandfather, Richard Hoffman of Tiffin.
 
There will be graveside services at 1:30 p.m. today at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (Egberts), Tiffin.
 
The Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.


SMELSER, HARRY E.
 
   Harry E. Smelser, 75, of Township Road 34, Fostoria, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2002,  at his residence.
 
  He was born July 12, 1927 in Bettsville to William A. and Mary Eva (Doran) Smelser. He married Verna  J. Steiner on Dec. 27, 1950, and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are two sons, Steve of Walbridge; and Larry of Fostoria; three daughters, Donna and  Carla Smelser and April Hartman, all of Fostoria; eight grandchildren; and two brothers, James of  Sandusky; and William of Pleasanton, Texas.
 
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Parrish.
 
  Mr. Smelser retired in 1989 as a tool grinder at Airfoil Textron after 35 years.
 
  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
 
  He graduated from Hopewell-Loudon High School
 
  He was a member of AMVETS and Eagles.
 
  A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, the  Rev. Thomas Rasey officiating.
 
  No visitation will be held.
 
  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice


SMITH, WILLIS C.
Former Fostoria

Willis C. Smith, 65, of Ottawa Lake, Mich., died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at his residence.
 
William was born in rural Tiffin on Oct. 9, 1937, to Dale E. and Dorothy (Bland) Smith, and after his father's death in 1939, was also raised by his maternal uncle, Harry T. Bland.
 
Following graduation from Fostoria High School, Willis served his country in the U.S. Air Force.
 
He was employed for 26 years at St.Vincent's Medical Center in Toledo, and for two years at North American Science Associates in Northwood, followed by a full-time career as a photography artist, public speaker and writer. He also gained fame as one of only two known photographers of the Christ-like image which appeared on a Fostoria oil tank in 1986.
 
Willis married Suzanne M. Prusakiewicz, in Toledo, on April 16, 1966. She died Aug. 8, 1992. Also preceding him in death are his parents, son Michael C. Smith and uncle Harry Bland.
 
Surviving are his brother, Eugene (Pat) Smith of Tiffin, aunt Helen, nieces, Jessica and Gena, and nephew Delbert Sr.
 
Friends may call at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Road (Smith and Jackman Road) Temperance, Mich. (734) 850-5000, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at noon.  Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Maumee.

STAINBROOK, DOROTHY L.
 
   Funeral services for Dorothy L. Stainbrook, 90, of Fostoria, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday   at Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, the Rev. Larry W. Knigga officiating. Burial will be in  Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria.
 
  Mrs. Stainbrook died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2002 at the Heritage Inn, Bowling Green.
 
  She was born May 8, 1912 in Fostoria to John D. and Effie M. (Stultz) Fox. She married George W.  Stainbrook on April 14, 1937, in Fostoria, and he died Feb. 26, 1991.
 
  Surviving are a son, James L. of Bowling Green; three grandchildren.
 
  She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lula Zuern, Clara Siegchrist and Bessie Clouse; a brother,  Carl Fox.
 
  Mrs. Stainbrook was a cafeteria worker at Fostoria Community Schools.
 
  She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Fostoria, and its Hope 60 Club and Serving Circle;  Shepherd Center, Fostoria; Farm Bureau Council; and West Millgrove Fire Auxiliary. She also was a  4-H advisor.
 
  Memorials may be made to the church, 151 W. Center St., Fostoria, 44830.

SABBAGH, RICHARD H.
 
   Funeral services for Richard N. Sabbagh, 71, of 929 E. Park Drive, Fostoria, will be held at 11 a.m.   Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, the Revs. Rene Whitaker and Myron Kottke officiating.   Military rites will be conducted by United Veterans of Fostoria.
 
  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, where a  Masonic memorial service will be held at 7 p.m.
 
  Mr. Sabbagh died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.
 
  He was born Nov. 16, 1931 in Toledo to George and Margaret (Smith) Sabbagh. He married Joanne  Sprout on Dec. 31, 1976 at First Presbyterian Church, and she survives.
 
  Also surviving are two sons, Richard C. and Nicholas G., both of Brecksville; a daughter, JoAnn F.  Sabbagh, Tucson, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Susan Gilbert, Columbus; six grandchildren; two
  great-grandchildren; a brother, George M. of VanNuys, Calif.; and three sisters, Josephine Haddad,  Brecksville; Mary Taylor, Toledo; and Loretta Antzoulatis, Silver Springs, Md.
 
  He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael G.
 
  Mr. Sabbagh taught at Owens Community College for 10 years.
 
  He was a graduate of Toledo Woodward High School and attended Purdue University, Henry Ford  Community College, University of Toledo, University of Michigan and Ohio State University.
 
  He was in the military for 35 years, having served in the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, regular  reserves and National Guard, and in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
 
  Mr. Sabbagh was an elder and deacon at First Presbyterian Church, and was a member of Fostoria  Lodge 288, Garfield Chapter 150, Fostoria Council 90, Fostoria Commandery 62, Fostoria Chapter 94  OES, Retired Enlisted Association and Tiffin DAV. He was a past treasurer of Fostoria Council of  Christian Education.
 
  Memorials may be made to Fostoria Council of Christian Education.
Information gathered by William Cline & Ruth Watson
 

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