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GLENWOOD CEMETERY, Conneaut, OH
CONNEAUT — Robert Charles Marcy, 93, of Liberty Street, Conneaut,
died Thursday, January 16, 2003, at Brown Memorial Hospital, Conneaut,
Ohio. He was born July 22, 1909, in Conneaut and was the son of Charles
and Viola Dougherty Marcy.
A 1928 graduate of Conneaut High School, he also attended Ohio Wesleyan University and Allegheny College, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He was a licensed funeral director for 70 years in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
As a young man, he was active in Boy Scouts and local musicals. He was a strong optimist and was deeply involved in many Conneaut activities. He was named “Mr. Conneaut” in 1963. He helped organize the Community Chest (now United Way) in Conneaut, and was local chairman of the Conneaut Red Cross before that organization affiliated with Ashtabula County. For many years, he served as local Red Cross Blood Bank and Disaster Chairman. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Conneaut Historical Society, Evergreen Lodge 222 F&AM, and Scottish Rite Valley of Cleveland. He was a 70-year member of Kiwanis International and served as president of the Conneaut club in 1937 and Lt. Governor of Kiwanis in 1947. He was honored as a Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellow.
He was past moderator of the Congregational Christian Church (now United Church of Christ) and was a founder of the Ardis Rhinehart-Kremer Home, Conneaut.
He enjoyed golfing and at one time was B class champion at the former Conneaut Country Club (now Conneaut Shores). He loved boating and served for a time in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He and his brother Hugh once sailed from Englewood, Fla., to Conneaut in a small boat.
Mr. Marcy and his wife wintered in his beloved Englewood, Fla., cottage, on Lemon Bay, that his family constructed in 1925.
He is survived by his two children, Bob and his wife Sue of Conneaut, and Susan Carberry and her husband, James of Santa Barbara, Calif. Grandchildren include Kevin Marcy and his wife Gina of Acworth, Ga., Heather Ryan and her husband David of Cataula, Ga., Allison Marcy of Kennesaw, Ga., Kori Zappitelli and her husband Kenneth of Conneaut, Sarah Young of Conneaut, Lisa Quinn of Orlando, Fla., Ryan Carberry and his wife Jennifer of Clifton, Colo., and Kiera Taff and her husband Jamie of Carpenteria, Calif. He was especially close to his nieces and nephew Charles Marcy of Conneaut, Mary Jane Lamp of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Jean Brooks of Asheville, N.C., and Marjorie Hunter of Cleveland. There are six great-grandchildren: Wade and Reed Marcy, Morgan and Campbell Ryan, Cody Carberry and Kelsee Taff.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Geraldine, his sister, Helen Hyre and his brother Hugh.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ardis-Rhinehart Kremer Home, Conneaut; the United Church of Christ, Conneaut; or the Amber Lake Wildlife Refuge, Englewood, Fla. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Visitation will be at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, January 19. Service will be at the funeral home on Monday, January 20, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Walter Coy of the United Church of Christ and Rev. Hugh H. Hubbard of Mutual Grace United Methodist Church in Urbana, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Conneaut. (See 1927 Senior Tattler Yearbook)
CONNEAUT - Roland F. Meinke, 77, of Ernst Drive, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003,
at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pa.
He was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Conneaut, to Frank and Mary (Lane) Meinke. He was a lifetime Conneaut resident.
Mr. Meinke was a 1943 graduate of Conneaut High School and was a decorated U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II.
He worked at the former Emhoff Motor Sales in east Conneaut nine years, RMI in Ashtabula 11 years and retired in 1990 after 22 years at SCM in Ashtabula.
Mr. Meinke was a member of the Federated Church in East Springfield, Pa., where he was an usher and belonged to the Retirees Work Group. He was a life member of the Ashtabula Power Squadron and of the Lake Erie Boat Club in Conneaut. He was head of the Conneaut Sea Scouts nine years.
He enjoyed taking care of his cars, watching auto racing and football on television, traveling and boating.
Survivors include daughters Patricia Van Kirk of Trinity, N.C. and Donna Campbell of Watsontown, Pa.; son, Randolph Meinke of Marysville, Pa.; stepson Jerrell B. Jones of Smithville, Texas; sisters Marjorie Meinke, Marion Wright, Charlotte Brundage and Doris McDonald, all of Conneaut, Janice Winchester of Kingsville, and Carol Gary of Ashtabula; grandchildren Susan York, Robert Karpewicz, James, Mark and Jeffery Jones, William Campbell IV, Brian Van Kirk and Mariah Campbell; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edith E. Meinke on Nov. 2000; son, Michael Meinke; sister, Sandra Mann; brother, Robert Meinke; and stepdaughter Jerry Leigh Karpewicz.
Funeral is 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, officiated by the Rev. Ed Huntley of the Federated Church. Burial with military service is in Glenwood Cemetery.
Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Conneaut Rescue Squad. Envelopes available at the funeral home.
CONNEAUT - Marleah M. Kingdom, 88, of Monroe Street in Conneaut,
died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2003, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.
She was born Aug. 2, 1914, in Conneaut, the daughter of Ira and Veronica Ralston, and had been a lifelong city resident.
She was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. In her leisure time she enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include a son, Harry H. Kingdom of Farmington Hills, Mich.; three grandchildren, Thomas Kingdom, Stacey Adams and Kelly Kingdom; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Clara Lafferty of Conneaut.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard C. Kingdom; and a brother, Frank Ralston.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Church in Conneaut. The Rev. Raymond Thomas, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery.
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
CONNEAUT - James "Bo" L. Carducci, 61, died Thursday, January 16,
2003, at UHHS Brown Memorial Hospital, Conneaut.
Mr. Carducci was born October 23, 1941, in Conneaut, the son of Michael and Lucy (Chiarelli) Carducci.
He was a 1959 Conneaut High School graduate and worked at the former Kroger grocery store. He later became a firefighter with the city of Conneaut, serving at the old Station 2 in the harbor district and also on Lake Road.
He was employed as a cook at the former Ole Kings Tavern and worked as a car salesman. He recently retired from Golfstyx Manufacturing.
He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Church, Conneaut Optimist Club, Knights of Columbus Council 627 where he served as Past Grand Knight, Trustee, and Financial Secretary and was a former Faithful Navigator of the Conneaut Assembly and a member of the Fourth Degree Leo J. Kane Assembly.
Mr Carducci was a saxaphone player and enjoyed playing with the Ashtabula Symphonic Band, the Frank Montanaro Band and the Conneaut Community Center. He sang in the church choir and various talent shows. He also belonged to the Warren Federation of Musicians Local 118.
He loved cooking, playing cards, golfing, his coffee clubs and friends.
He was an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan.
Survivors include his mother; one son, Timothy of Pierpont; a daughter Lisa of Conneaut; a brother, Michael of Erie, Pa; three grandchildren, Megan and Michael Oulman and Timothy Carducci.
He was preceded in death by his father, in 1984.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Frances Cabrini Church, with the Rev. Raymond Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut.
Calling are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut.
Fraternal Knights of Columbus services are 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus, Council 627, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
AKRON - Philip
A. Cress Jr., 53, of Portage Lakes in Akron, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at his
home after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born June 21, 1949, the son of Philip A. Sr. and Kathleen Cress, in Ravenna. He lived in Canton before moving to Portage Lakes six years ago.
Mr. Cress was a former owner of The Tavern in Kent, and was employed as a sales executive for Toccoa Packaging Inc. and Service Packaging Corp.
He attended St. Michael's Catholic Church in Canton and was a mentor and active member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Mr. Cress was an avid golfer, playing in several leagues and enjoyed annual vacations with his wife and in-laws.
Survivors include his wife of six years, Kathleen Krohn-Cress; a brother, Steven Cress of Canton; and sisters Dian Cress of Canton and Patty Clark of Mentor.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral mass and celebration of life will take place 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. The Rev. Bradford Helman will officiate.
Although burial is private, friends are invited to attend Saturday morning at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Conneaut.
Friends and family are gathering between 11:30 and 1:30 p.m. at Pape's Restauraunt.
Calling hours are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Summit County for Cancer Research, 1900 W. Market Ave., Akron, 44313.
The Reed Funeral Home, Inc., 705 Raff Road SW, Canton, is handling arrangements
CONNEAUT — Geraldine A. Julio, 78, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003 at
Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson.
Mrs. Julio was born April 23, 1924 in Conneaut, the daughter of Gerald and Geraldine (Glenn) Picard. She graduated from Conneaut High School in 1942.
She married Michael J. Julio June 13, 1942 at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Conneaut.
She worked for Dr. Grant as a receptionist and also sold Stanley Home Products. She was a member of the Conneaut Elks, the Conneaut Moose Lodge, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Eagles Club.
In Hudson, she was a member of the Sea Ranch Civic Association, St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church, the Elks Club, the Moose Club, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eagles Club.
She enjoyed traveling, fishing, boating, spending time with her family and ballroom dancing with her husband. For the past 30 years, Mrs. Julio has spent winters in Florida and summers in Conneaut.
Survivors include her husband, one son, Michael J. Julio, Jr., of Clearwater, Fla.; a daughter, Ann Marie Julio of Citrus Springs, Fla.; two brothers, William Picard of Brecksville and Richard Picard of Conneaut; a sister, Clarice DeNunzio of Conneaut; three grandchildren, Michael J. Julio III, Aimee Nicole Lyon and Bridgete Julio, all of Texas; and one great-granddaughter, Alyssa Lyon of Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James Picard.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, 744 Mill St., Conneaut with the Rev. Raymond Thomas officiating.
Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut. Evening vigil services will be at 7:45 p.m.
Burial will follow the service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Conneaut.
CONNEAUT - Leo J. Mucci, age 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003 at the
Ashtabula County Medical Center's Hospice Unit.
Mr. Mucci was born in Conneaut, Aug. 29, 1928, the son of Michael and Ermina (Fatticcio) Mucci. He attended West Main and St. Mary Grade School and was a graduate from Conneaut High Class of 1948. He received a basketball scholarship from Bowling Green State University and also made the football team as a walk-on. He later enlisted in the United States Army to serve his country during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1952. Following an honorable discharge, he went to work at the former Nickle Plate railroad as a car knocker and then retired from the Reliance Electric Plant in Ashtabula after over thirty years of service in the early 1990s.
Leo was a former college and high school basketball referee and was sought by the NBA as a professional referee but declined for family reasons. He was also one of the founding members of the Downtown Coaches Club and Athletic Boosters in Conneaut. He also was very active in coaching CLYO baseball and for many years coached basketball at St. Mary and St. Frances Cabrini Schools. He also helped to start the Conneaut Intramural Men's Basketball League, he also enjoyed golfing in his later years.
Mr. Mucci was a member of St. Mary and St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Churches and was very active for years at both parishes. He loved to attend and also serve mass whenever possible. His family and friends were very special to him. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and took special care of his wife during her illness for more than 20 years.
He is survived by two sons, Michael Mucci and Joseph Mucci, both of Conneaut; four daughters, Rosemary Mucci of Palo Alto, Ca., Gloria Mucci of San Diego, Ca., Anne Hoover of Orlando, Fla., Nancy Parsons of Roseville, Ca., one brother, Michael Mucci, of Las Vegas, Nevada, two sisters, Josephine Tredent of Ashtabula, Edith Joss of Sandusky, and two grandchildren, Natalie Mucci of Berea and Nick Mucci of Strongsville.
Mr. Mucci was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary (DiFilippo) Mucci whom he married Dec. 21, 1950 at St. Mary Church; three brothers, Domonic Mucci, Charles Mucci and Ernest Mucci; two sisters Violet Summerville and Geraldine Mucci; and an infant brother, Idao Mucci.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 3-7 p.m. at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut.
Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 480 State St, Conneaut with Fr. Raymond Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut where the American Legion will conduct military rites.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Moleculare Mechanisms of Cancer or to the Ashtabula County Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
FURNACE ROAD CEMETERY (aka EAST CONNEAUT CEMETERY)
CONNEAUT - Keith R. Johnston, 42, of Middle Road, died Monday, Jan. 6,
2003, while working in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
He was born Sept. 2, 1960 in Conneaut, the son of Richard L. Johnston and Sandra L. (Askew) Tessmer.
Mr. Johnston was a graduate of Conneaut High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was employed as a truck driver with Ficel Transports for the past 17 years.
Mr. Johnston enjoyed country music and kidding with people.
Survivors include his father, Richard L. Johnston of Conneaut; his mother and stepfather, Sandra and Richard Tessmer of Conneaut; two daughters, Christa Johnston and Jessica Noyes, both of Dorset; five sisters, Renae Tisdale of Clarksville, Ark., Beth Stevens of Conneaut, Luara Gutierres of Indio, Calif., Kathy Phillips of Conneaut, and Jennifer Brown of Spring, Texas; and a brother, Timothy A. Johnston of Conneaut.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John Johnston and Lillian Clark; and maternal grandparents, Herbert and Laura Askew.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Stephen T. Szilagyi officiating.
Burial will be in East Conneaut Cemetery, with the Cowle Post 151 of the American Legion conducting military rites.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Enrichment Program of Conneaut High School.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
GREENLAWN CEMETERY, Kingsville, OH
CONNEAUT - Gerald T. Fabish, 78, of Madison Street, died Tuesday, Dec.
31, 2002, as his home. He was born Dec. 27, 1924, in Union City, Pa., and had
moved to Conneaut from Erie, Pa. in 1960.
He was employed as a commercial fisherman at the former Meigs Grow Fisheries and enjoyed watching auto racing, westerns and other movies on television.
Survivors include three daughters, Lyla Kightlinger of Conneaut, Marie Sterling of West Springfield, Pa. and Ann Marie Walker of Conneaut; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Laura on March 13, 1998 and a grandson, Jedediah Walker.
Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Jack D. Woods of the First Assembly of God, officiating.
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
CONNEAUT - Leanor S. "Lee" Brabender, 84, of West Main Road, died
Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at Harrington Home in Conneaut.
She was born May 16, 1918, in Port Clinton, the daughter of Harvey and Laurel (Dunham) Floro. She had lived in the area for most of her life.
Mrs. Brabender had been employed by the Rockwell Plastics plant in Ashtabula as an assembler, retiring after 10 years. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and belonged to the Women of the Church. She sang in the choir for more than 40 years.
She was treasurer of the Ashtabula Women's Bowling Association for 18 years.
She enjoyed traveling and karaoke.
Survivors include her stepdaughter, Linda B. Scott of Ashtabula; two stepsons, Jon Brabender of Jefferson, and Arnold Brabender of Huntington Beach, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; a brother, Ira Floro; and two sisters, Eleanore Capela and Ina Kultti.
Service is noon Thursday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Clyde A. McGee, pastor of the church, officiating.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens.
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut.
Memorial contributions may be made to Conneaut Station 3 Rescue Squad. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
MONROE TOWNSHIP — David W. Drummond, 75, of Scriber Road, died Friday
January 31, 2003, in St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, Pa.
He was born August 6, 1928, in Washington, Pa. and had been a resident of Monroe Township since 1958, formerly of Youngstown.
Mr. Drummond enjoyed the outdoors and operating his oil and gas wells.
He was a member of the merchant marines and served during World War II.
Mr. Drummond is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Avery), whom he married Oct. 5, 2002; three sons, David A. of Conneaut, Rex K. and Frank A. of Monroe Township; a daughter, Paula Jane of Monroe Township; two stepdaughters, Alice Post and Saundra Sullivan, both of Ashtabula; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a sister, Mary Berganti of Boardman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Pauline and his infant son, Bruce, a brother, Chuck Drummond and stepsister, Sandy Drummond.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut with the Rev. Jerry Webb, pastor of the Kelloggsville Church of the Nazarene, officiating.
Burial will take place at the Kelloggsville Cemetery.
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.