Obituaries - Star Beacon April 1, 2003
David J. Bland
SHEFFIELD TOWNSHIP David James Bland, 40, died Monday, March 31, 2003, at the
Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland.
He was born Sept. 3, 1962, in Ashtabula, the son of Okey and Norma (Riley)
Mr. Bland was a member of the Young Mens Social Club of Ashtabula and enjoyed
Harley Davidsons and NASCAR Racing.
He was employed by Grand River Rubber of Ashtabula.
Survivors include his wife, the former Sherry Stokes; four sons, Jacob, Anthony,
Dylan and Travis; a brother, Okey Jr., of B; and two sisters, Sharon Yolk of
North Carolina, and Judy Cottrell of Kelloggsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Patricia McKinley.
Service is 11 a.m. Friday in the Kelloggsville Church of the Nazarene. The Rev.
Jerry Webb will officiate.
Burial will be in Kelloggsville Cemetery.
Calling hours are 6 to 9 p.m. today at Guerriero Funeral Home, 6280 S. Main St.,
Obituaries - Star Beacon April 2, 2003
Charles L. Daub
CONNEAUT - Charles L. Daub, 96, of Conneaut, died Wednesday, April 2,
2003, at Carington Park in Ashtabula, where he had been a patient the past five
He was born Sept. 6, 1906, in Conneaut, in his current home on Mill
Street, the son of Frank L. and Emma A. (Daugherty) Daub, and was a lifelong
He worked as a machinist and sand molder at the former Nickel Plate Railroad. He
was retired from the former Webb Manufacturing, where he was employed as a
pattern maker and also worked in the maintenance department.
He married Elnore Daub on Jan. 11, 1937, in Waterloo, N.Y.
A Methodist, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, camping, genealogy,
astrology, woodworking and machining in his own shop.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Hoag of Phoenix; two sons, Frank of
Conneaut, and Jack of Williamsfield; 16 grandchildren; and 17
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elnore, in 1992; two sons,
Charles and James; and two brothers, George and Peter Daugherty.
Service is 11 a.m. Saturday at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208
Liberty St., Conneaut. The Rev. James Daub of York, Pa., the deceased's
grandson, will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, Pa.
Calling hour is 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of service at the funeral home.
Howard R. Hoback
- Howard R. Hoback, 53, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at his home following a
He was born Oct. 3, 1949, in Ashtabula, to Floyd and Marilyn (Curry) Hoback.
He married Debra Wetherbee Jan. 4, 1981.
Mr. Hoback graduated from Harbor High School and attended the University of
Florida. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a reconnaissance-warrant officer
with the Special Forces during the Vietnam War.
He was a retired mail carrier with the Conneaut Post Office, once
delivering mail in the
Harbor area. He also had been an electrician for the Veterans Administration in
Cleveland, a maintenance supervisor for Nicholson's Greenhouse in Ashtabula, and
owned a maintenance company at one time in Florida.
Mr. Hoback was of the Lutheran faith. He was a life member of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars of Ashtabula, as well as a member of Cowle Post 151 of the American
Legion, and Eagles 408 of Conneaut. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking
Survivors include his wife, Debra; a daughter, Melissa Hoback of Ashtabula;
three sons, Richard of Winter Park, Fla., William, serving with the U.S. Navy in
San Diego, and Joshua of Conneaut; his stepmother, Lois Hoback, of
Ashtabula; two sisters, Patricia Swanson and Pamela Stockton; five brothers,
Brad and Brian Hoback and triplets Terry, Barry and Jerry Hoback; and three
grandchildren, Lucas, Shelby and Taylor Hoback.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Obituaries - Star Beacon April 3, 2003
James A. Wanda
SEBRING, Fla. - James A. Wanda, 77, of Sebring, Fla., died Wednesday, April 2,
2003, at his home.
He was born Sept. 18, 1925, in Conneaut, the son of Theodore and Mable (Coville)
Wanda, and moved from Conneaut to Sebring, Fla., in 1986.
He worked 43 years as a clerk for the former Nickel Plate Railroad in
He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park, Fla.
He was a square dancer for 20 years and a member of the Ridge Rollaways Square
Dance Cub, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300, and American Legion Post 69
in Avon Park.
Survivors include his wife, Claire F.; a daughter, Mary Lou Mansfield, of
Sebring; a son, Gary Wanda, of Conneaut; a sister, Dorothy Shumake, of
Conneaut; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Grace Building and Improvement
Fund, 595 E. Main St., Avon Park, Fla., 33825.
Cremation arrangements will be handled by the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home and
Crematory, in Sebring, Fla.
Obituaries - Star Beacon April 4, 2003
Beatrice I. Shannon Colegrove
- Beatrice I. Shannon Colegrove, 91, of Conneaut, died Saturday morning,
May 3, 2003, at Harington Care Home, Conneaut. Funeral arrangements are
incomplete and will be announced by the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center,
208 Liberty St., Conneaut.
Fred. A. Hopkins
ASHTABULA - Fred. A. Hopkins, 81, of Conneaut, Ohio, died the evening of
May 3, 2003, at the Hospice Unit of Ashtabula County Medical Center, Ashtabula,
Ohio, following a 10-month illness.
He was born August 4, 1921, in Conneaut, Ohio, the son of Gaylord and
Anna (Seeley) Hopkins.
Mr. Hopkins served in World War II as a Seabee with the 7th USN Construction
Battalion, which took him to Okinawa and Saipan. He worked many places,
including the Nickel Plate Railroad and Reactive Metals, retiring from the
Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Company in Conneaut. He was a member of
American Legion Cowle Post #151 and attended Lakeview United Methodist Church.
Fred was an avid fisherman and loved to make and fly radio-controlled airplanes.
He traveled extensively over the years in his camper. No one was ever a stranger
to Fred. He was very much a "people" person and was always ready to help anyone
He is survived by his wife, June (Scott) Marvin Hopkins whom he married January
5, 2000. His children are Judith Kinnear of East Springfield, PA, Tom Hopkins of
Conneautville, PA, Terry Hopkins of Tampa, FL, Virginia Aird of Tacoma, WA, and
Patricia of Vista, CA. His siblings are Earl Hopkins of California, Glen and
Howard, both of Conneaut, OH, Betty Lundgren of Conneaut, OH,
Hazel Hrabe of Kansas, and Wanda of Conneaut, OH. His stepchildren are
Raymond and Paul Marvin of Ashtabula, OH, Beth Hickman of Akron, OH, and Nancy
Snyder of Conneaut, OH. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 15
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hilda; his sister, Peggy; his
stepson Jim Marvin; and his parents.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 7, at the Marcy Funeral
Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, with the Rev.
David Miller, pastor of Lakeview United Methodist Church, officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Campership Fund of Lakeview United Methodist
Church. This fund helps with Christian camping fees for children and youth
active at Lakeview. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Obituaries - Star Beacon April 5, 2003
Lois Paulette Buckley
CONNEAUT Lois Paulette Buckley, 57, of
Conneaut, Ohio, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, May 4, at her home. She
was born March 12, 1946, in Greenville, PA, a daughter
of Playford and Alice (Frazee) VanSickle.
Mrs. Buckley had lived in Conneaut for
the past 18 years, having previously lived in Monroe Township and Pierpont, OH.
She was a staff member at the Conneaut Human Resources Center, where she was
director of the Conneaut food pantry and the HALO program in the Conneaut
area. She was an active member of the Conneaut Church of God, where she
served as coordinator of funeral dinners. She enjoyed doing crafts, gardening,
and raising flowers.
She is survived by her mother, of Greenville, PA; her
husband of 35 years, Larry Buckley; two daughters, Theresa Pierce and husband,
Craig, of Conneaut, OH, and Shannon Salyer and husband, Dean, of Honor,
MI; her son, Shane, and wife, Veronica, of Conneaut, OH; seven
grandchildren, Spencer, David, Hannah, Alisha, Wade, Amanda, and Noah; and two
brothers, Eugene VanSickle of North Kingsville, OH, and Lonnie VanSickle of
She was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 9, at
the Conneaut Church of God, 5327 Center Rd., Rt. 7, with the Rev. Raymond
L. Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Conneaut, OH.
Visitation will be
at the church on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday from 9:30 until the
time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benevolence Ministry
at the Church of God. Envelopes will be available at the church and at the Marcy
Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St.,
OH, which has charge of arrangements
Obituaries - Star Beacon April 6, 2003
Charles A. Harmich
- Charles A. Harmich, 83, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at his home following a
five-month illness. He was born May 13, 1919, in Youngstown, a son of Charles
and Mary (Wanca) Harmich.
Mr. Harmich moved to Conneaut in 1946 with the Astatic Corp., where he
was employed in the warehouse and stockroom for 26 years. He then worked for SCM
in Ashtabula, as a supervisor, for 16 years, until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the group of old-timers from the
Astatic. He enjoyed having coffee with his friends every day, playing the piano,
working outdoors, and spending times with his family and his dog, Chico.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred "Maizie" (Kain) Harmich, whom he married
April 29, 1944; his son, John J., of Erie, Pa.; four grandchildren, Kathryn
Bliley, Michelle Cochran, Michael J. Harmich, and Melissa Fetzner; and 14
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, John J., in World War
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary
Catholic Church, 480 State St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Raymond Thomas
officiating. Burial will be in
hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208
Liberty St., Conneaut. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice
of Ashtabula County. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
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Hilda L. Wolfe
SPRING HILL, FL Hilda L. Wolfe, 69, of Spring Hill, FL, died Sunday, April 6,
2003, at Oak Hill Hospital, in Spring Hill, after a lengthy illness.
Born on August 11, 1933, in Ulysses, PA, the
daughter of Rev. Milo and Ida Watson, she had lived the past 22 years in FL.
Survivors include four daughters, Linda Erickson and
Laura McKenzie, both of Spring Hill, FL, Sheryl Finlaw, of Brooksville, FL, and
Candee Berry of Tampa, FL; two sons, Dennie Erickson of Tampa, FL, and David
Erickson of Conneaut; two brothers, Rev. Gerald Watson of Pleasantville,
PA, and John Wesley Watson of Conneaut; 16 grandchildren; and four
She was preceded in death by her parents; and three
sisters, Dortha Caldwell, Genevieve Godfrey, and Helen Sprowls.
A memorial service will be held at the Conneaut
Free Methodist Church, 238 Buffalo St., Conneaut, on May 3rd, 2003, at 10
a.m., with Pastor Dave Hockey officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlake
Cemetery, North Kingsville.
Cremation took place in Florida, where a memorial
service was held April 10, 2003.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Conneaut
Free Methodist Church, 238 Buffalo St., Conneaut, Ohio 44030.
Obituaries - Star Beacon April 9, 2003
Evener E. Joiner
CONNEAUT - Evener E. Joiner, 87, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at
Inn-Conneaut Health Center, where he had been a patient for the past week.
He was born Oct. 21, 1915, in New London, Conn., a son of Evener A. and Edna
Mr. Joiner had lived in Arizona for 18 years before moving to Conneaut in
April 2001. He spent most of his adult life in Connecticut, where he had built
his own home. He worked in the warehouse for General Dynamics in Groton, Conn.
Mr. Joiner enjoyed his family, camping, traveling, and having cookouts with his
Survivors include his four daughters, Diana McGuire, with whom he lived in
Conneaut, Nancy Brown of Marana, Ariz., Kathleen Baffuto of New York, and
Rosemarie Rizzuto of Florida; two sons, Frederick Joiner of Ledyard, Conn., and
Russell Joiner of Joplin, Mo.; a sister, Flora Maynard of Groton, Conn.; three
brothers, Milton Joyner of Waterford, Conn., Paul Joyner of Enfield, Conn., and
William Joyner of Oakdale, Conn.; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred (Maynard) Joiner; two
daughters, Linda Espinosa and Mary Joiner; and two sons, John and Joseph Joiner.
No service or visitation will be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Ashtabula County, 2420 Lake
Ave., Ashtabula, 44004. Envelopes are available at the Marcy Funeral Home and
Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, which is handling the
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Margaret L. Tuttle
- Margaret L. Tuttle, 88, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at the UHHS Brown
She was born March 18, 1915, in Ashtabula, the daughter of Walter and Susie
A Conneaut resident since childhood, she was a 1933 graduate of
High School and received her diploma of elementary education in 1936 from
She began her teaching career in a one-room school in
Township. She retired from Chestnut Elementary School in 1974 after teaching
25 years in the Conneaut Area School System.
Mrs. Tuttle was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting. She also was an
accomplished artist and specialized in painting landscapes.
Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Hoagland of Conneaut; a son,
Larry, also of Conneaut; four grandchildren, Heather Newton, JoAnn
Hoagland, Tammy Mann and Amy Hahn; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Gordon M. Tuttle,
who died Aug. 16, 1998.
Graveside service is
1 p.m. Wednesday
in Kelloggsville Cemetery, Monroe Township.
Obituaries - Star Beacon April 15, 2003
Jessica E. Baker
CONNEAUT Jessica E. Baker, 23, of High Street, died Monday, April 14,
2003, at University Hospital of Cleveland following a one-week illness.
She was born September 5, 1979, in Willoughby, the daughter of Leonard Sr. and
Sharon Lee (Murray) Baker. She was a resident of Conneaut for the past four
years and had spent most of her life in the Pierpont area.
Jessica was a graduate of Happy Hearts School in Kingsville and was employed
as a jewelry box maker at Ash/Craft Industries. She enjoyed shopping, going to
dances, talking on the phone, and spending time with her boyfriend and her
family, especially with her mother.
Survivors include her parents; four sisters, Ericka Baker of Ashtabula, Ashley
Baker of Conneaut, Debra Durkin of Jefferson, and Sherry Davis of Cleveland;
two brothers, Greg and Leonard Baker Jr. of Euclid; and a niece, Mackenzie
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m., at the Marcy
Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., with the Rev. John
Stevenson, youth minister of the Church of God of Prophecy, officiating.
Burial will follow at East Conneaut Cemetery.
Calling hours will be on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Memorial contributions may be made to the children at Happy Hearts School.
Envelopes are available at the funeral home.