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 September, 2003

Monday, September 1, 2003

John A. Casey

CONNEAUT - JOHN A. CASEY, age 77, of Conneaut died early Saturday afternoon, August 30, 2003, at UHHS Brown Memorial Hospital in Conneaut.
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.

Tuesday, September 2, 2003

James L. Warren

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

William L. Kaiser

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.

Friday, September 5, 2003

Emogene C. Murphy

CONNEAUT - Emogene C. Murphy, 93, of Lincoln Drive, Conneaut, died Thursday morning, September 4, 2003, at Inn-Conneaut Health Center.
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.

John Megyesi

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.


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