2006 OBITUARIES


Including Obituaries of people with connections to Conneaut, Monroe Twp., Kingsville, Pierpont and possibly some from towns connected to these.

 

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Obituaries - Star Beacon April 1, 2006

YOLANDA WOLFE
CONNEAUT -- Yolanda Wolfe died Thursday, March 30, 2006.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Complete obituary information will follow in Sundayís edition.

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 2, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon April 8, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon April 9, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon April 10, 2006

 THOMAS L. MCKIBBIN JR.
CONNEAUT -- Thomas L. McKibbin Jr., age 70, of Conneaut, Ohio, died late Saturday night, April 8, 2006, at UHHS-Brown Memorial Hospital in Conneaut.

Tom was born March 28, 1936, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Thomas L. McKibbin Sr. and Rosemary Reynolds. He graduated from West Tech High School and attended the University of Notre Dame for two years. He entered the United States Navy and served his country for four years, until he was discharged as a Machinist Mate 3rd Class.

He went on to work at the General Electric for over 28 years as a machine operator, until he retired in May of 1996.

Tom was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, the American Legion Cowle Post #151, Conneaut Moose Club, Elks of Ashtabula, VFW, and Big Brothers & Big Sisters.

Tom also enjoyed playing golf at Windy Hill and poker with his card buddies.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Christopher A. Mc-Kibbin; and two brothers, Robert J. McKibbin and James H. McKibbin.

Tom is survived by two sons, Gregory A. and Nan-cy McKibbin of Baltimore, Maryland, and Timothy A. and Lori McKibbin of Mesa, Arizona; two daughters, Catherine A. McKibbin of Conneaut, and Theresa A. and Peter Vuyk of Phoenix, Arizona; and three grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at 10 a.m. at the RAISIAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 581 Harbor Street, Conneaut, with Father Raymond Thomas, of St. Mary and St. Frances Cabrini Churches, officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut, where the American Legion Honor Squadron will conduct Military Rites.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Research Fund in memory of Thomas L. McKibbin Jr.

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 11, 2006

LUCILLE A. MONONEN
CONNEAUT -- Lucille A. Mononen, age 85, of Conneaut, Ohio, died Monday, April 10, 2006, following a brief illness, at the Inn Conneaut Health Center.

Born March 6, 1921, in Conneaut, she was a daughter of the late John and Jennie (Campanelli) Ruccolo.

She attended Conneaut High School, then went to work at the Astatic Corporation as an Assembler, and she also worked for many years at the Conneaut Leather Company, tanning hides.

A lifelong resident of Conneaut, she enjoyed traveling with her husband, Urpo (Herb), to Florida and Las Vegas. Lucille also loved shopping, cooking, and taking care of her garden.

She was one of the original members of the Conneaut Farmersí Market, and really enjoyed spending many mornings at the market with friends and neighbors.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Urpo (Herb) Mononen; a sister, Lena Orrenmaa of Conneaut; brother-in-law, John Mononen, and sister-in-law, Jean Mononen, both of Conneaut; and several nieces and nephews.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Anthony, Paul, and Lewis Ruccolo; and three sisters, Mary Taddeo, Virginia Incorvia and Santa Rapose.

Liturgy of the Word Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2006, at RAISIAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 581 Harbor Street, Conneaut, Ohio, with Father Raymond Thomas of St. Mary and St. Frances Cabrini Parishes, officiating. Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, Ohio.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of oneís choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 12, 2006

 ROBERT E. STEELE
MILLERS CREEK, NC -- Mr. Robert Edward Steele, age 84, of Millers Creek, North Carolina, and formerly of Conneaut, Ohio, passed on from this life to be with His Lord on Monday, April 10, 2006, following heart complications. We all carry our own special memories of him in our hearts.

He was born on February 2, 1922, in Conneaut, Ohio, where he attended school, was involved in the athletics program, and was selected to attend All Boys State. A Veteran, he served his country during WWII in Europe in the 101st Airborne in the United States Army.

He resided in Conneaut until 1955, then he moved his wife and four children to St. Petersburg, Florida, where he worked in the building supply business as the town began its boom in growth. He then took a position with Peter Fuller in Naples, Florida, at Fuller Industries, where he was eventually promoted to Manager. Mr. Steele then became partners in his own lumber and building supply business, established in Industrial Park in 1970.

While residing in Naples, he was President of the Quarterback Club, and an active member of the schoolsí Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization, giving young people an opportunity to meet famous athletes of the day and hear their testimonies. He also did a term as President of the cityís Optimist club, and was voted Father of the Year in 1967.

He and his wife retired to Sparta, North Carolina, in 1976. His loving wife, Jeanne Conway Steele, passed on in February of 1986 from complications of Lupus. He resided for a short while in Panama City, Florida, before returning to North Carolina, in the Wilkes area, where he resided at his death.

He is survived by his sons, Eric Steele, and Stephen Steele and his wife Linda; his daughter, Rebecca McMillan and her husband Daniel; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six nephews, Robert, Thomas, and Philip Bishop, Mike and Kevin Conway, and Harry Steele.  

He is preceded in death by his wife; his eldest son, Corpral Robert Hugh Steele; three brothers, Thomas, Otto, and Leo Steele; two sisters, Evelyn Baker and Charlotte Bishop; a nephew, Robert Steele; and many friends and relatives.

He will have a Graveside Service held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2006, at Sparta Cemetery, North Carolina.

The family requests donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation, Hospice, Disabled American Veteranís Association, or each oneís personal favorite charity.

Arrangements were handled by Grandview Memorial Funeral Home, Sparta, North Carolina.

Bob requested his love to be expressed to all he has known, and that he will anxiously await the reunion of all.

OLIVE E. NORTHRUP
CONNEAUT -- Olive E. Northrup, 93, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 211 Buffalo St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Dr. Rudolph Babcock, officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut.  (See Next)

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 13, 2006

OLIVE E. NORTHRUP
CONNEAUT -- Olive Elizabeth (Hollenbaugh) Northrup entered this world on August 19, 1912, in Dayton, Pennsylvania, to Frank and Maude (nee: Beatty) Hollenbaugh and she departed this world on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at age 93, to be with the Lord Jesus Christ and her family members and friends that have gone on before her.

She grew up on a farm in rural Pennsylvania, and met young Frank Northrup of Leechburg, Pennsylvania, and they fell in love and were married. Frank and Olive had two wonderful sons, Franklin Arlin Northrup Jr. and Ronald Elgin Northrup, who have already gone to be with the Lord.

She was proud of her family, and a friend to all who knew her.

She was blessed with the gift of five grandchildren from each of her two loving sons. Her son, Franklin, was married to Esther Northrup of Ashtabula, and their children are Merri Beth, Le Ann, Barry, Randy and Carrie. Her son, Ron, had five boys, Bob, Mike, Dave, Ron, and Steve. Olive was also blessed with 15 great-grandchildren, who were all blessed by her love and her wonderful presence.

The grandchildren simply knew her as "Gram," who lived at 271 Center Street in Conneaut, Ohio, for over 60 years. In a way, she was "everyoneís Grandmother."

She was a talented seamstress, and loved to play cards, especially "hearts." Gram had a warm, loving heart, and usually had freshly-baked chocolate chip and sugar cookies and milk prepared for her young grandchildren when they came to visit. She prepared many Sunday afternoon meals following church for her family, and was a wonderful witness to Christ by her Service and Love for others.

In her later years, she lived at the Kremer Home in Conneaut, and was recently a resident of the Austinburg Rehab and Nursing Home.

She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Conneaut, and the Congregational United Church of Christ in Conneaut, where her son Ron had been the church organist and pianist. Her life was a reflection of the two greatest Commandments given by Christ Jesus, which are to Love God and Love Others (Mark 12:28-33).

Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, April 15, 2006, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 211 Buffalo Street, Conneaut, with Reverend Dr. Rudolph Babcock, officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2006, at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut.

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 14, 2006

ANNA ZLUKTA
CONNEAUT -- Anna Zlukta, 89, died Thursday, April 13, 2006.

Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut.

THEDA M. BENNETT
CONNEAUT -- Theda M. Bennett, 84, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006.

Funeral will be 11 a.m Tuesday at Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut, with the Rev. Richard Smith, Pastor of Monroe United Methodist Church, officiating.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

A full obituary will be published later

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 15, 2006

THEDA M. BENNETT
CONNEAUT -- Theda M. Bennett, age 84, of Center Road, Monroe Township, Ohio, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 12, 2006, while visiting in South Carolina.

Born June 6, 1921, in Monroe Township, she was the daughter of the late Grant and Ellen (Adams) Hill, and she had resided in Monroe Township most of her life.

She and her late husband, Maurice, owned and operated Bennettís Grocery in Monroe for 50 years. She was also employed by the Ashtabula Water Company for several years.

Theda was a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church, and was a Past President of the Womenís Society at the church. She was also a member of the Marina Rebekah Lodge #628.

Mrs. Bennett especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many friends. In her leisure time, she enjoyed flower gardening and traveling.

She is survived by a daughter, Denise Wladyka and her husband Jim of Jefferson; her son, Grant Bennett and his wife Peggy of Monroe Township; three grandchildren, Kelly Furmage and husband Justin of Conneaut, Grant Bennett Jr. of Conneaut, and John Bennett of Monroe Township; and two great-grandchildren, Colt Webb-Bennett and Katlyn Furmage, both of Conneaut.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Maurice; infant daughter baby Bennett; and two brothers, Robert and Roger Hill.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut, with the Reverend Richard Smith of the Monroe United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Kelloggsville Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, April 17, 2006, at the Funeral Home. A Rebekah Service will be held at 9 p.m.

The family requests donations be made in her name to the Monroe United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 16, 2006

ANNA ZLUKTA
CONNEAUT -- Anna Zlukta, age 89, of Monroe Center Road, Monroe Township, Ohio, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at her home.

Born January 14, 1917, in the Ukraine, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Anastasa Petryna. Anna immigrated to the United States in 1949, taking residence in Cleveland, and she had lived in Monroe Township since 1956.

She and her late husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Monroe Township for 15 years.

In her leisure time, Mrs. Zlukta enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Zlulta is survived by two daughters, Irene and husband Jim Baird of Kingsville, and Eugenia and husband Gerald Yoder of Salem, South Carolina; two sons, Igor and wife Sheila Zlukta of Bula, North Dakota, and Jerry Zlukta of Sacramento, California; 11 grandchildren, Julie, Bradley, Tanya, Michael, Michelle, Brian, Jackie, Adam, Christopher, Deidra, and Misty; great-grandson, Zach; sister, Ola R. Adrianowycz; and two brothers, Michael and Jerry Petryna, all of Cleveland.

She is preceded in death by parents; husband, Mykola "Nick" in 1973; two sisters, Stephania Steinberg and Eugenia Hishynsky; brothers-in-law, Marion Steinberg, Walter Adrianowycz, and Stefan Hishynsky; and sister-in-law, Irene Petryna.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut, with the Reverend Richard Smith, Pastor of Monroe United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Kelloggsville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Monroe United Methodist Church

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 17, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon April 18, 2006

IRENE A. CHUDZIK
CONNEAUT -- Irene Ann Chudzik, age 59, of Conneaut, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2006, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center, Ashtabula, Ohio.

Born January 27, 1947, in Cleveland, she was a daughter of Mary (Timmis) and Charles Beaver.

A homemaker, she was married to Gerald Chudzik.

Survivors include two sons, William Pietrzak of Trumbull, Ohio, and Edward Chudzik of Caldwell, Ohio; two grandchildren; and one sister, Josephine Matlak.

No services will be held at this time.

Arrangements are being handled by the BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES.

www.behmfuneral.com

HAROLD J. PETERS
KINGSVILLE -- Harold John Peters, age 88, formerly of East 45th Street, Ashtabula, Ohio, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home.

Born February 2, 1918, in Toronto, Ohio, he was a son of the late John Joseph and Helen Margaret (Rogers) Peters, and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1953.

Prior to his retirement, he worked in the furniture warehouse for the Car-lisle-Allen Company, and previously as a shipping clerk for the Fuller Brush Company.

A member of the First United Methodist Church, he loved to read and watch sports on television, especially football, baseball, and college basketball.

His survivors include his wife of 65 years, Anna Margaret (Ross), whom he married July 19, 1940; one daughter, Joyce (Gene) Flood of Painesville; two grandchildren, Scott (Tammie) Flood and Kathleen Flood; one sister, Mary Ellen (Paul) Camp-bell of Toronto, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Peters; and his parents.

A Service will be held 12 p.m., Noon, Thurs-day, April 20, 2006, at the DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula. Reverend John Germaine, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville.

Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 4506 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

Available at www.ducro. com

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 19, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon April 20, 2006

ESTHER E. BURHANNA
GENEVA -- Esther E. Burhanna, age 77, of Geneva, Ohio, died Monday, April 17, 2006, at Heather Hill Care Center, Chardon.

Born August 19, 1928, in Kingsville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Orin and Pearl E. (Jones) Carle, and spent most of her life in Ashtabula County.

A Pipe Threader at Perfection Pipe Corporation, Madison, retiring in 1983, she attended St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Geneva. She was a member of Twins Club, Ladies Lunch Group, Ladies Guild at church, and TOPS, where she had been a division winner.

She loved her family and grandchildren, knitting, baseball, cooking, raising canaries, and loved animals.

Survivors include her children, Shirley Nagle of Geneva, twins, Judy Williams of Geneva and Charles Burhanna of Ravenna, and son, William Nagle; three grandchildren, Amy, Patricia, and Jennifer; one great-grandson, Keith; and one brother, John (Janice) Carle of Geneva.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Orin Carle.

A Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Friday, April 21, 2006, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 811 South Broadway, Geneva, with the Reverend Jonathan Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m., today, Thursday, April 20, 2006, at WALKER FUNERAL HOME, 828 Sherman Street, Geneva.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes, Heart, or Lung Associations. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 21, 2006

IRMA J. NUTTER
CONNEAUT -- Irma J. Nutter, age 89, formerly of Center Road, Con-neaut, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Licking County Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio.

She was born in Kelloggsville on January 12, 1917, to the late John and Angeline (Stevenson) Furmage. Irma had re-sided in the Conneaut-Kelloggsville area most of her life, until moving to Newark, where she had resided for the past eight years.

Mrs. Nutter was a member of Kelloggsville United Methodist Church and was an active member of the Ladies Aid at the church. In her leisure time, she enjoyed quilting, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Irma is survived by a daughter, Jane, and husband, James Mihalick, of Heath, Ohio; son, John Nutter of Portland, Maine; and four grandchildren, James and Kelly Mihalick, and Stacey and Jason Mills.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Nutter; and brother, Robert Furmage.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 24, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut, with the Reverend Aletta Burkholder, pastor of the Kelloggsville United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Kelloggsville Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Sunday, April 23, 2006, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The family request memorials be made in her name to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio 43055. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

VIRGINIA P. SHERWOOD
KINGSVILLE -- Virginia P. Sherwood, age 87, of Fox Road, Kingsville, Ohio, died at her home Thursday, April 20, 2006.

She was born in Conneaut, Ohio, November 11, 1918, to Joseph and Edna (nee: Bricker) Adamson. Mrs. Sherwood was a lifelong resident of Conneaut and Kingsville.

Virginia attended nursing training at Ashtabula General Hospital and had been a Practical Nurse with Dr. Davisís office in Ashtabula.

She was a member of Kingsville Presbyterian Church, and a 50-year member of the Orion Chapter O.E.S. in Kingsville.

Virginia enjoyed crocheting, traveling, and baking.

Mrs. Sherwood is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, George; daughters, Penny and husband, Augusts Magons, of Xenia, Ohio, and Cindy and husband, Peter Algerio, of Long Island, New York; son, Robert and wife, Barbara, of Kingsville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jack Adam-son of Portland, Oregon.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Gertrude Short; brother, Richard Adamson; and great-grandson, Jacob Sherwood.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 24, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut, with Reverend Bonnie Habbersett, pastor of Kingsville Presbyterian Church, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will take place at the convenience of the family in Lulu Falls Cemetery.

Memorials in her name may be given to the Kingsville Presbyterian Church.  Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

 MARY N. BREEDLOVE
KINGSVILLE -- Mary N. Breedlove, age 90, formerly of Breedlove Drive, Ashtabula, Ohio, died Thursday, April 20, 2006, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home.

She was born April 18, 1916, in Kline, West Virginia, the daughter of John David and Samantha (Smith) Kimble, and had been an area resident since 1949.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a salesperson at Nealís Shoe Store.

Mrs. Breedlove enjoyed the outdoors, working in her yard, growing flowers, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Jane (John) Stimson, of Port Charlotte, Florida, Doris Ann (James) Smith of Ashtabula, and Donna Rae (Bill) Marrison of Conneaut; three sons, Loren W. "Bud" (Wanda) Breed-love Jr. of Wilmington, North Carolina, David Wesley "Wes" (Linda) Breedlove and Harold W. "Butch" (Sheila) Breedlove, both of Ashtabula; 17 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eva Kidwell of Keyser, West Virginia, and Hilda Evans, of Fort Ashby, West Virginia; and one brother, John David Kimble Jr. of Keyser, West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren W. Breedlove Sr.; three sisters, Nellie Oates, Viola Cecil, and Bonnie Kimble; and her parents.  

A service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2006, at DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula. The Reverend Shane Nanney, Pastor, will officiate. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum, North Kingsville.

Calling Hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2006, at the Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the Alzheimerís Unit (C-Wing) of the Ashtabula County Nursing Home.

Available at www.ducro.com

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 22, 2006

MARY N. BREEDLOVE
KINGSVILLE -- Mary N. Breedlove, 90, died Thursday, April 20, 2006.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. The Rev. Shane Nanney, Pastor, will officiate. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum, N. Kingsville.

Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the Alzheimerís Unit (C-Wing) of the Ashtabula County Nursing Home

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 23, 2006

DOMINICK J. TODARO
CONNEAUT -- Former Conneaut, Ohio, resident, Dominick J. Todaro, age 80, of Concord, California, died Thursday morning, April 20, 2006, at the Kainaz Family Care Home in Walnut Creek, California.

He was born July 29, 1925, in Conneaut, Ohio, and was a son of Dominick and Antoinette (Carducci) Todaro.

A Conneaut resident most of his life, Mr. Todaro was a World War II Veteran of the U. S. Army and a POW. He was a member of the American Legion and the D.A.V.

He formerly worked for the Nickel Plate Railroad, the Exomet until it closed, and was cemetery sexton for the City of Conneaut until his retirement in 1983. He had resided in California for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth A. (Williams) Todaro of Concord, California, and a number of nieces, nephews, and more distant relatives.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Todaro was preceded in death by two sisters, Carmella Criscione, and Josephine Lariccia; and three brothers, Louis, James, and Anthony Todaro.

A Mass of Christian Burial has been scheduled for 1 p.m., Monday, April 24, 2006, at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 480 State Street, Conneaut, Ohio, with the Reverend Raymond Thomas officiating. Entombment with Full Military Honors will be in the mausoleum of Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, Ohio.

Friends may call at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, Ohio, today, Sunday, April 23, 2006, from 3 to 6 p.m., and also on Monday, April 24, 2006, from 12 p.m. until the time of the Service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Conneaut Rescue Squad. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 24, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon April 25, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon April 26, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon April 27, 2006

VIRGINIA M. NICHOLS
GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE -- Virginia M. (Stevens) Nichols, age 88, of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, died at her home Monday evening, April 24, 2006.

Born January 1, 1918, in Fremont, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Carlton A. and Gertrude E. (Hammond) Stevens.

Mrs. Nichols graduated from Conneaut High School and received her teaching degree from Lake Erie College. She began her teaching career at Rowe School in Conneaut, Ohio, as an elementary teacher, and taught for many years in the Geneva School system.

She was a member of the United Church of Geneva, the Womenís Study Club, and was Past Worthy Matron of Grace Chapter #11 Order of Eastern Star of Geneva.

She enjoyed playing in a golf league, and for many years, wintered in Englewood, Florida.

Mrs. Nichols is survived by her sister, Marjorie (William) Morgan of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, Emily and Steven Nichols of Canton, Ohio, and Jeffrey and Jeremy Johnson of Chicago, Illinois; and a number of nieces, nephews, and more distant relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Schubert A. "Red" Nichols; her daughter, Bonita Johnson; and her son, Todd Nichols.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2006, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, with the Reverend Robert Cunningham, Pastor of the United Church of Geneva, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Conneaut, followed by a time of food and fellowship at United Church of Geneva.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday evening, April 28, 2006, at the Funeral Home, with Grace Chapter of Eastern Star conducting services at 7:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of oneís choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 28, 2006

 HENRY F. CASTRILLA
CONNEAUT -- Henry F. Castrilla, age 82, of Conneaut, Ohio, died Thursday morning, April 27, 2006, at UHHS-Brown Memorial Hospital.

Born April 19, 1924, in Conneaut, he was the son of the late Michael and Rosa (Carlucci) Castrilla. He graduated from Conneaut High School in 1943, and enlisted in the United States Army, and proudly served his country until he was honorably discharged in 1946.

Henry returned to Conneaut and worked at the Nickel Plate Railroad, and also worked in the Cleveland area as a Pipefitter. He retired from the Pittsburgh and Conneaut Dock Company in 1988, after 15 years of service as a Pipefitter.

He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Church, the VFW, and Knights of Columbus.

Henry enjoyed gardening, fishing, and golfing. He especially loved watching and following all of his grandchildren throughout their lives, and he enjoyed all of his grandchildrenís activities and sporting events.

Henry is survived by his wife, Helen (Tobias) Castrilla, whom he married March 27, 1948; a daughter, Connie and Gary Coxon of Conneaut; a son, Michael and Gail Castrilla of Conneaut; three sisters, Beatrice Mead of Austinburg, Alvera Anderson of Conneaut, and Anna Ozolek of Fairview, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren, Rob Coxon of Westlake, Joe Coxon of Willoughby, Danny "Dan" Coxon of Las Vegas, Nevada, Aimee Castrilla of Ashtabula, Michael Castrilla of New York, New York, and Alison Castrilla of Conneaut; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Antonette Parlongo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2006, at St. Frances Cabrini Church, Mill Street, Conneaut, with Father John Summers officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut. The American Legion Honor Squadron will conduct Military Services.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., today, April 28, 2006, at the RAISIAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 581 Harbor Street, Conneaut.

Memorial contributions may be made to Station One Fire Department or St. Frances Cabrini Capital Campaign Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

 CARL D. SNYDER JR.
CHATTANOOGA, TN -- Carl Dean Snyder Jr., age 81, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and formerly of Conneaut, Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2006, with his devoted wife, Patricia, by his side.

Mr. Snyder was born February 17, 1925, in Conneaut, Ohio, and he had lived most of his life in Martin, Palm Beach, and Okeechobee Counties in Florida. He recently moved to Chattanooga, the childhood home of his wife, Patricia (Manning) Snyder.

A Veteran, he served in the United States Army during World War II, until a training mission explosion in Fort Pierce, Florida, injured him and ended his military career.

Mr. Snyder returned home to Conneaut and opened a lumber business with his brother-in-law, George Schatz, and in 1962, he moved to Florida to raise his family.

His work career included working in Ohio for the Archer Daniels Midland in Ashtabula, Ohio, and the Astatic in Conneaut, Ohio. His employment in Florida included Air Products, West Palm Beach; the Okeechobee School District; Pratt and Whitney, West Palm Beach; and then The Loxahatchee Water Control District in Jupiter, from which he retired in 1991.

In 1985, Mr. Snyder fell in love with and married his "sweetie," Patricia (Manning) Snyder in Okeechobee, Florida, which ushered her into instant grandmother-hood.

Mr. Snyder was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge, a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Okeechobee, Florida, and an attendee of the Wauhatchie United Methodist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In addition to his beloved Patricia, Mr. Snyder is survived by his three children, Louise Snyder, Karl (Elaine) Snyder, and Debbie Snyder McDonald; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Marilyn (Bill) Connor of San Jose, California, and Marjorie (Duane) Bacon of Keene, Ohio. Mr. Snyder also leaves behind the entire loving Manning family of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Mr. Snyder was preceded in death by his first wife and high school sweetheart, Barbara (Stewart) Snyder, in 1979; and his sister, Mary Lou (George) Schatz of Conneaut, Ohio.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., today, Friday morning, April 28, 2006, at BASS FUNERAL HOME, Carthage, Tennessee, immediately followed by graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery.

The family received friends from 4 to 7 p.m. yesterday, Thursday, April 27, 2006, at the Funeral Home in Tennessee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dunklin Memorial Camp, 3342 South Hosannah Lane, Okeechobee, Florida 34974.

ROBERT W. OSBORN SR.
CONNEAUT -- Robert W. Osborn Sr., age 62, of West Main Road, Conneaut, Ohio, died Wednesday evening, April 26, 2006, at his home following a seven-week illness.

Born May 9, 1943, in East Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of the late David W. Osborn Sr. and Esther (Newport) Osborn Didtko.

A Conneaut resident for the past seven years, Mr. Osborn graduated from Ravenna High School, and had been employed at Horsburgh & Scott, and previously at Standard Machine, both in Cleveland.

Mr. Osborn was a member of the American Legion, and he enjoyed golfing, dancing, and fishing, and was looking forward to his retirement at his new home in Summerfield, Florida.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne (Goodiel) Wellman, whom he married February 24, 2001; his daughter, Stacey Osborn of Cancun, Mexico; his son, Robert W. Osborn Jr. and wife Ann of North Olmsted, Ohio; his stepson, Greg Tobin of Massillon, Ohio; his sister, Regina (Harold) Hill of Ashtabula, Ohio; two brothers, David (Patty) W. Osborn Jr. of Victorville, California, and Tom (Kim) Osborn of Uhrichsville, Ohio; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and more distant relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father; mother; and stepfather, Andrew Didtko.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, May 1, 2006, at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 480 State Street, Conneaut, with the Reverend Edward Gretchko, Pastor of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church of Massillon, officiating. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, Ohio.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2006, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 29, 2006

CAROL L. WILSON
JACKSONVILLE, NC -- Carol L. (Griffey) Wilson, age 69, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and formerly of Conneaut, Ohio, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, following a lengthy illness.

She was born November 6, 1936, in Conneaut, and was a daughter of the late Osmer and Nydia Griffey.

A graduate of the former Rowe High School, Mrs. Wilson was a former member of East Conneaut United Methodist Church, and a 50-year member of Eastern Star.

She was previously employed in the Navy Annex of the Pentagon, and had lived in Jacksonville, North Carolina, for the past 20 years, where she sold Avon Products.

Survivors include her husband, retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Robert Wilson; her daughter, Susan Idol of Jacksonville, North Carolina; two sons, Robert B. Wilson of Summerville, South Carolina, and Wayne L. Wilson of Apex, North Carolina; her sister, Janice Albrycht of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Bradenton, Florida; two brothers, Gordon L. Griffey and Roland "Joe" Griffey, both of Conneaut; and five grandchildren, Brooks Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Jason, Kristen, and David Idol.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Services and burial were held in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, 2 Hanover Square, Suite 1600, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, or to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, North Carolina 27834.

THE REV. CHARLES C. BALL
PRINCETON, W.Va.  -- The Rev. Charles Cecil Ball, 62, of Thornton Ave., Princeton, W.Va., and formerly of Cherry Valley Township and Kingsville died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2006, at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton, where the Rev. Larry White officiated. Burial followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Calling hours were Wednesday

Obituaries - Star Beacon April 30, 2006

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