Friday, August 8, 2003
Barbara J. Powers
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI — Barbara J. (Stack) Powers, 66, of Shelby Township, MI, formerly of Conneaut, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at her home.
She was born July 12, 1936, in Greenville, PA, the daughter of Francis and Emma Stack.
Mrs. Powers was a homemaker and an avid golfer. She loved flowers, decorating her home during the Christmas season, and especially spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; daughter, Pamela (Jeffrey) Jax; grandchildren, Darryn, Justin and Nathan; and sisters, Hanna Williams, Faye Mast and Janet Greer, all of Conneaut.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Helen Cunningham.
A funeral service was held at Fair Lutheran Church, Shelby Road, Shelby Township, MI.
Calling hours were held at WUJEK-CULCATERRA AND SONS, Van Dyke Road, Shelby Township, MI.
Margaret Byers Loucks Hietanen
WILLIAMSFIELD — Margaret Byers Loucks Hietanen, 85, of Locust Drive, died Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at her home.
She was born December 2, 1917, in McClellandtown, PA, the daughter of Daniel and Nancy Jane (Byers) Snyder and had returned to Ashtabula County in 2001 after living 25 years in Avon Park, FL.
Prior to her retirement, she worked as a bookkeeper for Carlisle's for many years.
She taught ballroom dancing and polkas and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Survivors include her son, Daniel S. Loucks of Ashtabula; her daughter, Gwen Togger of Williamsfield; two stepchildren, Dorothy Upole and Richard Hietanen; 7 grandchildren, Daniel, Robyn, Christopher, Gina, Bryan, Rosemarie, and Lynn; 9 great-grandchildren; and one brother, John Robert Snyder of Ashtabula.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank B. Loucks, Jr.; her second husband, Vaino "Vic" Hietanen; her son, Frank B. Loucks III; her grandson Michael Togger; and her parents.
A Service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2003, at the Greenlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, 3140 East Center Road, North Kingsville. Reverend Dr. Clyde A. McGee, Pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Conneaut, will officiate. Entombment will follow.
Monday, August 11, 2003
CONNEAUT - Mary V. Marano, 82, formerly of Depot Street,
Conneaut, OH, died Saturday evening, August 9,
at Inn-Conneaut Health Center. She was born Oct. 28, 1920, in Orangeville, PA, a
daughter of Archie and Nellie Mae (Green) Emerson.
Mrs. Marano lived in Conneaut most of her life. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and enjoyed cooking.
Survivors include her sister, Florence Kilfoil of Greenville, PA; her brother, Carl Emerson of Geneva, OH; and a number of nieces, nephews, and more distant relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Nick, in 1990; and two sisters, Clara Emerson and Lillian Jones.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, Aug. 13, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 480 State St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev. Raymond Thomas officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH.
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
CONNEAUT — Joseph Gurto, age 68, of Conneaut, died early Monday, August 11, 2003, at UHHS Brown Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Gurto was born April 16, 1935, in Conneaut, the son of Peter and Mary (Delvecchio) Gurto He attended Conneaut High and later went to work for the Nickel Plate Railroad.
In 1954, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country during the Korean War and until he was honorably discharged in 1957. He went back to work for the railroad until he retired from the Norfolk & Western Railroad as General Foreman of the section gang for over 30 years.
Joe enjoyed doing yardwork and collecting antique cars, railroad cars and lighthouses. He was the handyman and Mr. Fix-it. Joe also loved to spend time with his family, grandchildren and friends. He loved to watch the Cleveland Browns and Indians. He was a former member of the American Legion.
Mr. Gurto was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Vincent J.; sisters, Rose Speer, Mary Moneypenny, and two infant sisters, Philomena and Mary.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine (Smith) Gurto, whom he married February 3, 1954; a daughter, Brandy, and Rocky Ulrich, of West Springfield, PA; five sons, Joseph A., and Frances, Gurto of Kings Langley, Australia, Michael P. Gurto of Lorain, OH, Anthony J. Gurto, Mark V., and Brigette, Gurto and Nicholas J. Gurto, all of Conneaut; two sisters, Florence Lewis and Susie Petrovski, both of Conneaut; five brothers, James G. Gurto of Wexford, PA, Christy Gurto of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Anthony Gurto of Montpelier, OH, and Frank Gurto and Pat Gurto, both of Conneaut; 18 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2003, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, with Father Raymond Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Conneaut.
Calling Hours will be held Thursday, August 14, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the RAISIAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 581 Harbor Street, Conneaut.
Howard I. Baker
ASHTABULA — Howard I. Baker, 93, of East Prospect Road, Ashtabula, died Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home.
He was born on November 9, 1909, in Ashtabula, the son of George I. and Hazel M. (Eaton) Baker, and has been a lifetime area resident.
Mr. Baker was a 1926 graduate of Ashtabula High School. He was employed with the New York Central Railroad until his retirement.
In his younger years, he enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting, and he also enjoyed crossword puzzles.
Survivors include two sisters, Betty Rathbun of Fort Pierce, FL, and Mary Miller of Boardman, OH; and several nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arthur Baker; and a sister, Erva Scoville.
Graveside Services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, August 15, 2003, at Kelloggsville Cemetery in Monroe Township, with Reverend Stephen Long, of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
THE ROSS-BILLMAN FUNERAL HOME, 526 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula, is in charge of arrangements.
Saturday, August 16, 2003
Elizabeth E. "Betty" Phillips
CONNEAUT — Elizabeth E. "Betty" Phillips, 61, of Burrington Heights, Conneaut, OH, died Wednesday evening, August 13, 2003, at her home.
She was born on September 16, 1941 in Cleveland, a daughter of Chester Albert and Marian B. (Gollmer) Lowery.
She was a graduate of Conneaut Valley High School in Crawford County, PA. After working for a number of years at the former Webb Manufacturing in Conneaut, she received a year's training in semi truck driving. She then was employed as a long distance truck driver for 15 years by Schneider National Trucking Company until retiring on disability 2 years ago.
She was a member of the Albion Church of the Nazarene in Albion, PA, and Senior Citizens Plus. She enjoyed driving her semi and spending time with her family.
Survivors include four daughters, Beth Ann E. Kean of Edinboro, PA, Brenda Lee Sass, and Beverly M. Lewis of Conneaut, and Bonnie L. Skelton of Cambridge Springs, PA; two sons, Robert R. Phillips of Albion, PA, and Brian K. Phillips of Conneaut; seven sisters, Ruth Connell of Evans City, PA, Carol Bowers of Spartansburg, PA, Jacqlyn McBride, Audrey Frost, Dorothy Mitchell, Elaine Barnum, and Darlene Hicks, all of Conneaut; three brothers, Robert Lowery of Edinboro, PA, John Lowery, and Dale Langdon, both of Conneaut; seven grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Matthew Hebden; and a sister, Barbara J. Fugate.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 18, 2003, at the Albion Church of the Nazarene, 9580 Route 6 North, Albion, PA (4 miles south of I-90). The Reverend Wayne Hennon, pastor of the church, will officiate. Following cremation, burial will be in Crossingville Cemetery, Crossingville, PA.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 17, 2003, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Albion Church of the Nazarene. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the church.
John W. Lyubi
CONNEAUT - John W. Lyubi, 77, of Lake Erie Street,
Conneaut, died Saturday, August 16, 2003, at his home.
Born in Conneaut, May 3, 1926, the son of the late John and Jennie (Slivar) Lyubi, he had resided here his entire life. Mr. Lyubi was employed by the City of Conneaut Water Department for several years, and retired as Safety Inspector for the Pittsburgh and Conneaut Dock Co.
He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Church, and also served with the U.S. Army. In his leisure time, he enjoyed gardening and especially being with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Lemak, to whom he had been married for 52 years; two daughters, Sharon DeNunzio of Conneaut, and Nancy Lyubi-Williams, of Bremerton, WA; 3 grandchildren, Nicole, Joe and Jessica DeNunzio; 4 sisters, Jennie English and Emma Fowler, both of Conneaut, Mildred Pamfiloff of Erie, PA, and Josephine Chilcott of Wyoming; two half-sisters, Louise Bretcher of Wisconsin, and Marie Hannah of Florida.
Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Anthony, a sister Mary and brother Joseph, both in infancy; and a half-sister, Jean Mares.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at the Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Conneaut, with the Rev. Raymond Thomas, pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Church, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. The family suggests that memorials be made in his name to Hospice of Ashtabula County. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Tuesday, August 19, 2003
Ethel R. Swanson
NORTH KINGSVILLE — Ethel R. Swanson, 86, of North Kingsville died Sunday, August 17, 2003 at her home.
Born on May 21, 1917 in Joliet, IL, she is the daughter of the late Frank and Julia Kutrich. She had resided in Ashtabula and North Kingsville most of her life.
She was a lifetime member of the Sheffield Grange. She enjoyed her flowers, gardening and seeing the animals and birds. She especially loved being with her grandchildren and eating at Bob Evans.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol McClintic (Dan) of Ashtabula; a son, Melvyn Swanson (Rita) of North Kingsville; three grandchildren, Amy McClintic, Angela McCrory (John), and Matthew Swanson; one sister, Pearl Nurminen; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Melvin L. Swanson in 1994, whom she had been married to for 57 years; two sisters, Helen Gunritz and Elizabeth Pal; a brother, Steve Kutrich; two grandchildren, Rebecca McClintic and Eric Swanson; and two half sisters.
A Graveside Service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at the Eastlake Cemetery in North Kingsville. Reverend donna VanTrees of Saybrook United Methodist Church will officiate.
There will be no calling hours.
The family suggests memorials be made in her name to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Road, Ashtabula, OH 44004.
The THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut will be in charge of arrangements.
David J. Cadmes, Jr.
CONNEAUT — David J. Cadmes, Jr., 34, of Madison Street, died Sunday, August 17, 2003, at his residence.
Born on October 16, 1968 in Ashtabula, he was the son of David J. Cadmes and the late Karen (Wilpula) Cadmes.
He had resided in the area his entire life and graduated from the Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School in 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Debora of Conneaut; a daughter, Destiny and a son, Nick, both of Jefferson; three step-children, Bart, Megan, and Travis Bender; his father; his grandmother, Jane Wilpula of Ashtabula; and a sister, Shelli Cadmes of Ashtabula.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
A Graveside Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2003, in Evergreen Cemetery, Pierpont, with Tim Kraus, Pastor of the Church of Christ, officiating. There will be no calling hours.
The THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.
Saturday, August 23, 2003
Burton H. Ellis
ASHTABULA — Burton H. Ellis, 90, of Arlene Drive in North Kingsville, died Thursday, August 21, 2003, in the Ashtabula County Medical Center.
Born on September 18, 1912 in Newark, NY, he was the son of the late Dwight and Edith (Pallister) and had been a resident of the Conneaut and North Kingsville area since 1960.
Mr. Ellis was employed by the Greenlawn Memory Gardens as a Sales Representative for 9 years, and was also an ordained minister. He was a nature lover and also enjoyed doing remodeling jobs.
Survivors include his wife, Marian (Harley), whom he'd been married to for the past 65 years; two daughters, Joanne Nasrallah of Waxhaw, NC, and Loraine Hay of Gastonia, NC; a son, Dayle Ellis of Plano, TX; ten grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Maude Ellis, and Dorothy Jackson; and two brothers, Harold, and Edward Ellis.
Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 25, 2003, at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut, OH, with his close friend, Reverend Arnold Hashman officiating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, August 25, 2003, from noon until the time of the service.
Family suggest memorials be made to Samaritans Purse of Boone NC, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Monday, August 25, 2003
Hazel Marie Hrabe
HUTCHINSON, KS - Hazel Marie Hrabe, 78, a former Conneaut resident, died Saturday, August 23, 2003, in Hutchinson, KS. She resided in Hickory, NC, before moving to Hutchinson in 1991. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2003, in Eastside Cemetery in Hutchinson, KS. ELLIOT MORTUARY, 1219 North Main, Hutchinson, is in charge of the arrangements.
Saturday, August 30, 2003
Edna E. Partee
OCALA, FL — Edna E. Partee, 89, formerly of the Ashtabula/Conneaut area, died on March 18, 2003 in Ocala, FL where she resided with her daughter, Rose. A Graveside Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 30, 2003 at the Glenwood Cemetery in Conneaut. Pastor Brenda Loucks, niece of Mrs. Partee, will officiate. Donations may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 5786 Heisley Road, Mentor, OH 44060. Arrangements were handled by THE RAISIAN FUNERAL HOME, 581 Harbor Street, Conneaut.
Monday, September 1, 2003
CONNEAUT - JOHN A. CASEY, age 77, of Conneaut
died early Saturday afternoon, August 30, 2003, at UHHS Brown Memorial Hospital
Mr. Casey was born May 4, 1926, in Conneaut, Ohio, the son of Michael and Mary (Rose) Casey. He was a Conneaut High School class of 1944 graduate. He entered the United States Navy and served aboard the LCS #41 (Landing Craft Support) as the ship's cook until he was honorably discharged from duty. He returned to Conneaut and took up construction, and he became a Master Craftsman Mason and Brick Layer. He belonged to the Local 42 and Local 16 Brick Layer's Union. John was very instrumental in building St. Frances Cabrini School, the parish house, the entrance of the church, the Blessed Mother Shrine, Sea World in Aurora, the City Hall Annex Building. He also constructed many buildings around the area, such as Webb's Manufacturing, Foseco and Brown Memorial Hospital.
He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, the Conneaut Moose, American Legion Cowle Post 151 and the former Veteran's of Foreign Wars. John enjoyed fishing, taking bus trips, country music and spaghetti dinners as well as spending time with his family and friends.
John is survived by one son, John and Nancy Casey, Jr. of Conneaut; five daughters, Carol & Dan Allds, Gloria Jean and Bobby Hall, Linda Snyder & Bob Stranman, Barbara & John Damon all of Conneaut and Pamela & Rev. Duane Pinney of Edinboro, PA; 10 grandchildren, Melissa & Tammy Turner, Danny Allds, Thomas O'Connell, Jr., Desiree Guglielmo, Jaime & Joey Snyder, Heather Damon, T.J. & Stephen Pinney; 4 great-grandchildren, Austin, Jarred, Kyle and Bradley Turner. He is also survived by his fiancee, Nedra Windsor of Edinboro and her children, William Windsor, a daughter Cindy Strum, grandchildren Kari Windsor, Stacy, Melanie,& Ryan Strum.
Mr. Casey was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Nelson) Casey; a sister Jean Wood; and two brothers, Gerald A. Casey and Maurice Casey.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Church with Father Raymond Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Kingsville, Ohio. The American Legion Honor Squadron Cowle Post #151 will conduct full military rites.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut.
PITTSBURGH - James L. Warren, 29, of Geneva, died Friday, August 29, 2003 of
an accidental drowning.
Born July 4, 1974, in Tucson Arizona, he was a carpenter by trade.
The love of his life was Grace, his daughter. He was a weight-lifter, an artist, and enjoyed the outdoors.
He attended the Geneva Church of the Nazarene, graduated from Geneva High School in 1992, was a member of the International Union Carpenters Local Chapter #95 of Mentor and was forman for Cleveland based L.M. Lignos Enterprises working on the Fort Pitt Bridge Construction project.
Survivors include his Daughter Grace Warren, of Ashtabula, his extended family Parents Yong I & Gary Cooley of Conneaut; Stan & Dagmar Dewees of Geneva; (2) Sisters Janet Dewees of Jacksonville, N.C.; Dawn Kifer of Perry; (1) Brother Andy Dewees of Fayetteville, N.C., and former wife Leah Bentley of Ashtabula.
He was preceded in death by his mother Myong Cha (Kim) Warren and one sister Colleen McCallion.
Funeral will take place 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 4th at the Donald Walker Funeral Home 828 Sherman Street, Geneva, OH. Rev. Shirley Deemer of the Geneva Church of the Nazarene will officiate.
Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva.
Calling hours are Wednesday, September 3rd from 6-9 P.M. at the funeral home.
Donations can be made to a fund for Grace. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Conneaut Rescue Squad Station Three. Envelopes will be available at the funeral
SPRINGBORO, PA - William L. Kaiser, 61, of Joiner Rd., Springboro, PA, died
Saturday, August 30, at his home from injuries sustained in a farm accident. He
was born February 18, 1942, in Conneaut, OH,
and was the son of Wilfred C. and Kathleen (Harvey) Kaiser.
A Springboro resident for 40 years, he was a machinist and was part-owner of Protech Machines, and owned and operated K&C Tools at his Joiner Road address. He enjoyed hunting, the out of doors, and working in his business.
Survivors include two daughters, Julie Kaiser of Dorset, OH and Vicki Kaiser-Duda of Hartstown, PA; two sons, Jeff of Beaver Center, PA, and Mark of SPRINGBORO, PA; a sister Joyce Davis of Conneaut, OH; a brother Mel Detrick of Conyers, GA; 11 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Bruce Kaiser.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 P.M., Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty Street, CONNEAUT, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to the Springboro Volunteer Fire Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Thursday, September 4, 2003
Albert J. Bozak
ASHTABULA — Albert J. Bozak, 87, of Roaming Shores, died Thursday, August 28, 2003, at the Hospice Unit in Ashtabula County Medical Center in Ashtabula.
Born on November 13, 1915, in Continel, PA, he was the son of John and Veronica (Cudsillo) Bozak. He has been an Ashtabula County resident since 1978, moving from Euclid.
Mr. Bozak served in W.W.II in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He worked for General Motors for several years before becoming an iron worker for Union Local #17 for twenty-five years, retiring in 1977.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rock Creek. He enjoyed gardening, bowling, playing the accordion, Polkas, and cards. He belonged to Local #17, Iron Workers.
His survivors include his wife, Gertrude Grondolsky, whom he married on January 29, 1942, in PA; three brothers, Paul of Brecksville, John of Highland Heights, and Ed of Macedonia; two sisters, Frances Grondolsky of Conneaut, and Judy Liberatore of Denbo, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Richard Bozak; a sister, Tillie Stitchick; and his parents.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rock Creek on Saturday, September 6, 2003, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Father Arthur King OMI presiding.
At Mr. Bozak's request, there will be no calling hours.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Father Kowalski Memorial Fund at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3409 North Main Street, Rock Creek, OH 44084.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES–JEFFERSON HOME, 17 North Market Street, Jefferson, OH, has charge of the arrangements. Obituaries are available at www.ducro.com.
Friday, September 5, 2003
CONNEAUT - Emogene C. Murphy, 93, of Lincoln Drive,
Conneaut, died Thursday morning, September 4, 2003, at Inn-Conneaut
She was born on August 13, 1910, in Ashtabula, a daughter of Robert F. and Lyda (Nelson) Blakeslee.
A 1928 graduate of Conneaut High School, she was employed at Conneaut Carnegie Library for 10 years, and was Medical Records Librarian at Brown Memorial Hospital for 12 years, retiring in 1972.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Afternoon Circle, Sorosis II, Delphian Club, Mothers Club II, Women's Aglow Fellowship, the Artists Guild, the 19th Century Club, AARP, and Rose Chapter #22 O.E.S. She enjoyed watercolor painting, interior decorating, and reading.
Survivors include her son, Douglas R. Murphy of Conneaut; and two sisters, Laura Queen of St. Petersburg, FL, and Harriett Rath of Conneaut.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Paul J. Murphy, in 1977.
Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, OH 44030, with the Reverend Chuck Graham, of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in East Conneaut Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, September 8, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Arrangements were handled by MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, Conneaut.
CONNEAUT - John Megyesi, 84, of North Amboy Road, died Thursday, September 4,
2003, at U.H.H.S. Brown Memorial Hospital.
Born on September 29, 1918, in Conneaut, the son of John and Elizabeth (Hayduck) Megyesi. He had resided here his entire life.
Mr. Megyesi was employed by the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad, and retired as a Carman after 38 years of service.
He was a member of the United Church of Christ and was a veteran of W.W.II, serving with the U.S. Army in the Philippines. He was a member of the Evergreen Lodge F&AM #222; The Rose Chapter, Order of Eastern Star #22; and the Al Koran Shrine of Cleveland. In his leisure time, he enjoyed building model cars and watching TV.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Janice) Jenkins of Naples, FL, and Mrs. Elmer (Joan) Walker of Conneaut; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Thompson of Conneaut.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dora; two sisters, Elizabeth Tantari and Helen Simon; and two brothers, Charles and Richard Megyesi.
Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 8, 2003, in LuLu Falls Cemetery, Kingsville, with the Reverend Walter Coy, pastor of the United Church of Christ, officiating.
It was the request of the deceased to have no calling hours.
Family suggests that Memorials be made, in his name, to the Conneaut Station 3 Rescue Squad. Envelopes will be available at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut, OH 44030, which is in charge of arrangements.
NOVEMBER - 2003
CONNEAUT — Jesse Reed, 79, formerly of East 44th Street died Saturday, November 29, 2003 at Harrington Care Home.
He was born February 18, 1924 in Iaeger, West Virginia, the son of Albert and Octavia (Blevins) Reed and had been an Ashtabula resident over 50 years.
Mr. Reed worked for the City of Ashtabula Department of Public Works for 33 years, retiring in 1979.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II earning the following ribbons: American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific w/1 Bronze Star, Philippine Liberation, and Good Conduct. He also received the World War II Victory Medal.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking, camping and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
His survivors include four sons, Don, Carl, and Jimmie, all of Ashtabula, and Billy of Kingsville; three daughters, Mary Terry of Kingsville, Octavia Frishkorn of Conneaut, and Darlene Rose of Marietta, Georgia; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Laurabelle Reed on February 7, 2003; one great-grandson, Clayton Garrett Demshar; one sister, Lillie Powell; three brothers, Lewis, Jim, and Shelvin Reed; and his parents.
A service will be held 11AM Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003 at Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ashtabula. Rev. Michael Legg, Pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, will officiate. Burial will be in Ridgeview Cemetery, Austinburg Road, Ashtabula Township where full military honors will be held.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 P.M. and 7 to 9 PM Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003 at the funeral home.
Patricia Ann (March) Huggins
BROOKSVILLE, FL — Patricia Ann (March) Huggins, 71, former Ashtabula resident, flew away with the angels on Saturday, November 22, 2003, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.
Born on January 5, 1932 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Claude and Theda (Roberts) March. She married Harry E. Huggins Sr. on March 14, 1947.
She was a member of the V.F.W. and a devoted housewife who enjoyed Bingo, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She provided her children with standards to forever live by. When times were rough we could always go to her for comfort and careful advice; never controls, but always loving guidelines.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Harry E. Huggins Sr. of Brooksville, FL; two sons, Harry E. Huggins Jr. of Laguna Beach, CA, and Garry R. Huggins (Carol) of Dana Point, CA; a daughter, Tarry L. Petrella (Ron Thomas) of Conneaut; two brothers, William March (Martha) of Ashtabula, and Chuck March (Willetta) of Amarillo, TX. She also has one grandson, Bruce Holland (Jennifer) of FL; three granddaughters, Trista Petrella-McMullen (Antoine) of Ashtabula, Amy Thomas of Conneaut, and Danielle Petrella of Lakeland, FL. Patricia has eight great-grandchildren, Brittney and Lindsey Holland of FL, Jabreea, Jordan, Jonte, and Jamari McMullen of Ashtabula, Trenton Thomas, and Autumn Windler of Conneaut. As will as a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Larry L. Huggins; and a brother, Paul (Eilene) March.
A Chapel Memorial Service will be Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville. A gathering will be held after the services at Conneaut Eagles on Main Street.
Contributions may be made to the family.
Margaret JoAnn Scarry
CONNEAUT — Margaret JoAnn Scarry, 82, died Saturday, November 29, 2003 at the Villa At the Lake, Conneaut.
Born in Chester, West Virginia on October 6, 1921, the daughter of the late John C. and Doane (Johnston) Hobbs, she had been at the Villa since last April. Prior to that she made her home in Sheffield Lake.
Mrs. Scarry was employed by Bank One for 20 years as a customer service manager. She had a great interest in sports, and enjoyed playing golf and bowling. In her younger years, she had played high school basketball and loved roller-skating. She also had an interest in photography, and enjoyed sewing.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Robert) Anderson of Conneaut; two sons, John (Margaret) Scarry of Chapel Hill, NC, and James Scarry of Sheffield Lake; three granddaughters, Clara Scarry of Tempe, AZ, Kara Birt of Geneva, and Kathryn Rickard of West Springfield, PA; a great-granddaughter, Jenna Birt; and one sister, Jean Frank of Washington, PA.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George; a brother, Kenneth Hobbs; and two sisters, Helen Pinney and Georgia Cook.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at the Church of God, Rt. 7, Conneaut, with the Reverend Raymond Lamb, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Avon at 1p.m. The THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut is in charge of arrangements.
CONNEAUT — Jesse Reed, 79, formerly of East 44th Street, died Saturday, November 29, 2003 at Harrington Care Home. A service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula. Reverend Michael Legg, Pastor of First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Burial will be in Ridgeview Cemetery, Austinburg Road, Ashtabula Township, where full military honors will be held. Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at the funeral home.