Obituaries - Star Beacon September, 2003
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Arrangements were handled by MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER,
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
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
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
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