Our Obituaries

Lynn M. Busch

March 29, 1938 - July 29, 2014

Lynn M. Busch, age 76 of Madison, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Born March 29, 1938 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Grace (Tully) & Dr. Leonard H. Samartini. She married Wayne Busch on March 7, 1966 in Valdosta, GA. She was a loving mother and wife who enjoyed cooking and taking care of her family. Lynn is survived by her husband, Wayne Busch; son, Roger (Connie) Busch;...
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Narciso "Ciso" Rosado

March 17, 1941 - July 23, 2014

Narciso "Ciso" Rosado, age 73 of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Born March 17, 1941 in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Virgilia (Torres) and Bautista Rosado. He married Esmeralda "Sonia" Torres on June 2, 1984 in Geneva. Ciso formerly worked at Warners Nursery for 45 years. He was a talented musician who played Conga music for a traveling band in the Geneva area. ...
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Inez Nonny Tersigni

May 26, 1940 - July 18, 2014

Inez "Nonny" Tersigni, age 74, of Geneva passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. Born May 26, 1940 in Chattanooga, TN, she was the daughter of Mildred & James Thompson. She married Adolph Tersigni on September 13, 1958 in Geneva. Nonny worked for the Geneva Area Schools for 29 years. She was a 1958 graduate of Platt R. Spencer High School. Nonny was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and a...
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Margaret Peggy Adams

November 24, 1951 - June 27, 2014

Margaret "Peggy" Adams, age 62 of Geneva, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 surrounded by her family at the Cleveland Clinic. She fought a long and courageous battle against multiple sclerosis with grace and dignity, and always with a smile on her face. Born November 24, 1951 in Sleepy Eye, MN, Peggy was the daughter of Lillian & Clayton Finstad. She was a 1969 graduate of Geneva High School...
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David E Hutson

June 28, 1963 - June 19, 2014

David E. Hutson, age 50 of Ashtabula, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 19, 2014 after a long battle with illness. Dave leaves behind his son, Trevor Hutson; mother Carol Beck (Rigo); sisters, Loretta Plaunt, Nicole (Bill) Beck, Brenda (Tom) Mahusky, and a multitude of family and friends who will miss him dearly. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 noon, Sunday, June 29,...
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Richard John Witt

July 4, 1918 - June 13, 2014

Richard John Witt, age 95 of El Paso, TX, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014. Born July 4, 1918 in Geneva, he was the son of Caroline (Fanslau) & John Witt. Richard retired in 1974 as an accountant for the Army Air Force Exchange Service. He was a graduate of Geneva High School and proudly served in the US Air Force during World War II. He is survived by his son, Richard E. Witt, of...
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Jeffrey Kovacic

December 17, 1955 - June 7, 2014

Jeffrey Kovacic, age 58 of Austinburg, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014. Born December 17, 1955 in Geneva, he was the son of Margie (Beswick) & Andy Kovacic. There will be no services at this time. Arrangements are being handled by THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 175 South Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041.
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Phyllis Rush

October 12, 1940 - June 6, 2014

Phyllis Rush, age 73, of Geneva Ohio, passed away Friday June 6, 2014 at home. She had been a resident of Geneva since 2001. Prior to that, she resided in Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and Virginia. She graduated in 1962 from the Akron City Hospital School of Nursing. Phyllis attended Lake Erie College and graduated from St. Francis Hospital School of Anesthesia, Pittsburg PA in 1971. She...
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Walter Charles Gadus

July 30, 1935 - June 6, 2014

Walter Charles Gadus, age 78, of Ashtabula passed away Friday, June 6, 2014 at home. He was born on July 30, 1935 in Cleveland, the son of Louise Cecelia (Eble) and Harry Clarence Gadus. Walter grew up in the Cleveland area and attended the Alexander Graham Bell School for the Deaf. He loved the Indians, Browns, wrestling and playing checkers. Walter worked at Goodwill and always greeted...
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Shirley Louise Washburn

December 19, 1932 - May 21, 2014

Shirley Louise Washburn, age 81 of Geneva-on-the-Lake, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born December 19, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Louise & William Sample. Shirley worked 20 years as a nurse before retiring and moving to Geneva-on-the-Lake. She then worked for Pera & Pera until age 62. She is survived by her husband, John...
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Arthur J Pierce

June 1, 1942 - May 20, 2014

Arthur J. Pierce "Bud", age 71 of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Born June 1, 1942 in Geneva, he was the son of Harriet L. (Korver) & John A. Pierce. Arthur worked at General Aluminum and Madison Country Club for many years. He enjoyed fellowship and many activities at the Geneva Senior Center. He especially liked dining out and attending different gatherings with his many...
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Captain Otto Buck

September 2, 1925 - May 17, 2014

Captain Otto Buck, age 88, a lifelong resident of Geneva passed away peacefully Saturday, May 17, 2014. Born September 2, 1925 in Geneva, he was the son of Otto Captain and Norah (Loomis) Buck. He married Erna Schroeder in Geneva on Valentine's Day, 1948. Captain graduated from Spencer High School in 1944. He had a love of sports; lettering in football, baseball, and basketball. He was...
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Jimmy R Mack

January 8, 1945 - April 18, 2014

Jimmy R. Mack, age 69, of Geneva, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014. Born January 8, 1945 in Cleveland, he was the son of Mary C. & Carl E. Mack. He is survived by his daughter, Tammy; brother, John "Jack" Mack; sisters, Carleen Smith and Peggy Mack; many nieces, nephews and life long friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of life will be held 5-8 PM, Friday,...
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Patricia Yarosz

December 1, 1931 - April 13, 2014

Patricia Yarosz, age 82 of Geneva, passed away Sunday April 13, 2014. Born December 1, 1931 in Cleveland, to Mary Eve (Gamille) & John Simpkins. She is survived by her children, Carol Szeredy of OK, Marilyn Burtenshaw of FL, John Schwentker of Rock Creek, Patti Carkuff of FL, Raelaina "Chica" Gikas of Geneva, Melinda Kerestman of Geneva, Lee Ann Cox of FL and Tom Yarosz of Geneva; several...
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Mary Florence Martinchuk

October 28, 1931 - March 30, 2014

Mary Florence Martinchuk, age 82, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014. Born October 28, 1931 in Painesville she was the daughter of Mary (Schley) & Rufus Wiles. She married T. Fred Martinchuk on July 15, 1960. She is survived by her daughter, Anne Pfouts of Geneva; grandsons, Matthew Pfouts of Springfield, OH; Mark Pfouts of Geneva; sister, Rosie Kidwell; Nephew, Jim (Becky) Kidwell; Great...
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Lorene Hudson

April 13, 1938 - March 24, 2014

Lorene Hudson, age 75, of Geneva, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 at Jefferson Health Care. Born April 13, 1938 in Wilksville, OH, she was the daughter of Ruth (Rowsey) & Ernest Chittum. She married James A. Hudson, Sr., in Holly Springs, MS on March 2, 1958. Lorene previously was the Assistant Activities Director at Lakeland Nursing Home. She was a 1957 graduate of Virginia Beach High...
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Herbert Chenoweth, Sr

March 28, 1928 - March 23, 2014

Herbert Chenoweth, Sr., age 85, of Geneva, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at his home. Born March 28, 1928 in Maybe, WV, he was the son of Ann (Pritt) & Carl Chenoweth. He married Betty Lou Mace on November 21, 1946 in Elkins, West Virginia. Herbert worked for the Industrial Rayon and American Cyanamid, retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Free Pentecostal Fellowship Church and...
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Juan E. Tapia II

February 1, 1966 - March 17, 2014

Juan E. Tapia II, age 48 of Geneva, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 at Geneva Village Rehabilitation Center. Born February 1, 1966 in Geneva he was the son of Juan and Nellie (Aliff) Tapia. A landscaper by trade Juan loved the outdoors and worked on the grounds at Normandy Village for years. He loved painting, cooking and poetry. He was also an avid fisherman. Juan is survived by...
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Carol Takacs

July 28, 1926 - March 14, 2014

Carol P. (Addison) Takacs Carol Takacs was born July 28, 1926, in Columbus, Ohio, and died at her home in Madison-on-the-Lake, Ohio on March 14, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer. Carol was a lifelong educator, earning a PhD at Kent State University in educational psychology and serving on the faculty at Cleveland State University. She worked with the Cleveland city schools in creating...
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Timothy Lee Mayle

November 19, 1965 - March 10, 2014

Timothy Lee Mayle, age 48 of West Main Street, Geneva, OH passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at his home. He was born November 19, 1965 in Philippi, WV a son of Gary Lee Mayle of Philippi and Shirley Jean (Mayle) Croston of Grafton. He is survived by his wife, Debbie S. (Moore) Mayle; four children, Shay, Lindsey, Alexis, and Zach; one brother, Gary L. Mayle and wife, Kelly of East...
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James G. "Jamie" Echerd

October 22, 1964 - February 20, 2014

James G. "Jamie" Echerd II, 49, of Harpersfield Twp., Ohio, passed away at home on Thursday, February 20, 2014. He was born in Geneva, Ohio, on October 22nd and was the son of Maxine (Jones) and James "Jim" Echerd. Jamie was a kind and caring man with a big heart who was devoted to those he loved. From a young age he was fascinated with anything that had an engine, like his father. He...
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Margaret M Baldwin

June 5, 1918 - February 18, 2014

Margaret M. Baldwin, age 95, of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Rae Ann Geneva. Born May 6, 1918, in Dunkirk, NY, she was the daughter of Sadie (Muldoon) & Earl Baldwin. Margaret enjoyed her bridge club and especially enjoyed family time including family events and eating out with her family. She is survived by her nieces, Ann Walker of Madison, Judith (Curt) Isler...
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Anthony S Sanzotta

February 24, 1927 - February 6, 2014

Anthony S. Sanzotta, age 86, of Geneva, passed away Thursday, February 06, 2014. Born February 24, 1927 in Geneva, he was the son of Frances (Trumfio) & Anthony Sanzotta. He married Josephine Mazzatenta on August 26, 1950. Tony served in the US Army during WWII stationed in Germany. He received his teaching degree from Ashland University and spent his entire career in the community of Geneva...
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Eilene Theresa Pollock

July 30, 1928 - January 30, 2014

Eileen Theresa Pollock, age 85, of Jacksboro, TX and formerly of Madison, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Born July 30, 1928 in Celveland, she was the daugther of Mary L (Burgess) & Joesph M. Eberhard. She married John A. Pollock in 1947. She is survived by her daughter, Donna (Lewis) Belyeu of Jacksboro, TX; 5 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren;...
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Michael Tramte

September 29, 1941 - January 4, 2014

Michael J. Tramte, age 72, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Wade Park Veterans Hospital in Cleveland. He was born September 29, 1941 in Cleveland to Amelia (Fortuna) and John Stanley Tramte. Michael was a member of the U.S. Navy as a Ship's Electrician. After being honorably discharged, he worked and traveled throughout the country as a Nuclear Power Plant Inspector. Michael enjoyed...
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Richard F Trice, Sr

September 3, 1937 - December 31, 2013

Richard F. Trice, Sr, age 76, of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at UH Memorial Hospital of Geneva. He was born September 3, 1937 in Unity, PA to Gladys (Johnson) & Robert Trice and married Shirley Berlin on January 27, 1961 in Export, PA. Richard worked as a lineman and cable splicer for Alltel and owned and operated R & R Trenching in Geneva for 35 years. He was a 32nd...
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Thomas H. Lynch

March 26, 1930 - December 29, 2013

Thomas H. Lynch, age 83, of Trumbull Twp., Ohio, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born March 26, 1930 in Daisytown, PA to Thomas & Mary Lynch and married Georgia I. Perkins on November 25, 1966 in Painesville, Ohio. Thomas served in the United States Marine Corps and moved to Ohio in 1955. Thomas worked at U.S. Industrial Chemicals in...
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Catherine Jean Berta

September 4, 1927 - December 17, 2013

Catherine Jean Berta, age 86, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township. She was born September 4, 1927 in Madison to Katherine (Foster) & Joseph Berta. Catherine was employed by Harvey Hubbell, Inc. from May 1979 to September 1992 when she retired. Catherine played women's semi-pro softball in her 20's and 30's, traveling all over the...
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Katie P Erwin

February 23, 1940 - December 14, 2013

Katie P. Erwin, age 73 of Geneva, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Geneva Shores. She was born February 23, 1940 in Crossville, TN to Mary Ellen (Wyatt) & Frederick Brown and married Monte Erwin in Geneva on September 16, 1978. Katie worked in the cafeteria for the Geneva Area Schools retiring in 1997. For many years, she and her husband volunteered at Homestead Nursing Home in...
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Loretta M. Boyce

December 6, 1914 - December 1, 2013

Loretta M. Boyce, age 98, of Geneva, OH passed away December 1, 2013 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. She was born December 6, 1914 in Cleveland to Mary Catherine (Soeder) & Andrew M. Friedel. A graduate of Villa Angela Academy and St. Johns College in Cleveland, she entered the sisterhood and worked as a 4th grade teacher. Loretta had also worked as an administrative assistant for Boyce...
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Irene M. Berkopec

May 9, 1921 - November 26, 2013

Irene M. Berkopec, age 92, of Avon Lake, Ohio, passed away November 26, 2013 at Independence Village of Avon Lake. She was born May 9, 1921 in Cleveland to Frieda (Dombrowsky) & Arthur B. Kelly. She married Joseph Berkopec, Jr. in Geneva on August 24, 1946. Irene was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Cleveland and a 1943 graduate of Ohio University. She came to Geneva in 1945 to teach...
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Helen E. Stoltz

November 17, 1925 - November 23, 2013

Helen E. Stoltz, age 88, of Geneva, passed away November 23, 2013 at UH Geauga Medical Center in Chardon. She was born November 17, 1925 in Barnesboro, PA to Helen (Barnosky) & John Kowatch. Helen was a 1943 graduate of Windber High School in Pennsylvania. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and gardening. Helen was a member of Geneva Church of Christ and PACE exercise group. She is survived...
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Geneva L. "Dinky" Kirby

May 30, 1972 - November 21, 2013

Chardon - Geneva L. "Dinky" Kirby, 41, of Geneva Township, passed away unexpectedly at UH-Geauga Hospital. Geneva was born May 30, 1972 in Chardon, Ohio to Donald W. Bender and the late Carol D. (nee Bright) Woodford. She attended Geneva High School, graduating in 1990. Geneva was attending Indiana Wesleyan University, where she was close to completing her associate's degree in Business...
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Marie Claire Burkholder

February 15, 1935 - November 18, 2013

Marie Claire Burkholder, age 78, of Harpersfield, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Geneva Retirement Village. She was born February 15, 1935 in Ashtabula to Emma (Benson) & Lewis Enquist. She married Gordon Burkholder on December 27, 1953 in Austinburg. Together they operated Concord Acres Fruit Farm in Harpersfield for 59 years, the last 50 years with Welch's. Marie...
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Scottie Conacher

July 9, 1931 - November 12, 2013

Scottie Conacher, age 82, of Harpersfield, OH, passed away November 12, 2013 at home. He was born in Dundee, Scotland on July 9, 1931 to Helena (Baxter) & John Conacher. He married Jane (Boomhower) on October 15, 1960 at Assumption Church in Geneva. Scottie was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. When he came home he worked for and later retired from Caterpillar as a line foreman. In retirement,...
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Matthew A. German

March 13, 1963 - November 3, 2013

Matthew A. German, age 50, of Harpersfield, passed at UH Memorial Hospital of Geneva on November 3, 2013. He was born on March 13, 1963 in Garfield Heights, the son of Martin A. German, Sr., and Patricia Ann (Harrison). He married Trudy Gruber on October 22, 2010. Matthew attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Geneva. He was a loving husband, he enjoyed nights out dancing with his wife Trudy....
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Richard G Lesho

July 25, 1950 - November 3, 2013

Richard G. Lesho, age 63, of Geneva, Ohio passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013. He was born July 25, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio to Charlene (Ward) & Michael Lesho and married Beverly Hall in Wickliffe, Ohio on December 20, 1969. Rich worked as a glazier at All Seasons Glass in Geneva. He served on the Zoning Board of Appeals for Geneva Township for many years. Rich also had been a website...
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Betty Lou Williams

October 18, 1942 - November 1, 2013

Geneva, OH – Betty Lou Williams, age 71, passed away November 1, 2013, at home surrounded by her family. She was born October 18, 1942 in Cleveland, the daughter of Joseph and Louise (Raffa) Carmigiano. Betty was retired from Dillard's Department Store. She was a homemaker who enjoyed baking, gardening and spending time with her family. Betty was a member of The Assumption Catholic...
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Wilda "Anne" Greco

July 3, 1927 - October 29, 2013

Wilda "Anne" Greco, age 86 of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. She was born July 3, 1927 in Frostburg, MD to Anastasia (Rafferty) & Herman Phillips and married Louis Greco on August 28, 1954 in Frostburg, MD. Anne was a graduate of Beall High School in Frostburg, MD and she graduated from the cadet program at the Sacred Heart School of...
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Ross "Jim" Lomas

April 30, 1929 - October 29, 2013

Ross "Jim" Lomas, age 84, of Geneva, OH, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Pine Grove in Geneva. He was born April 30, 1929 in Geneva to Elsie & George Lomas and married Carol (Castle) in 1953 in Geneva. Jim served in the U.S. Army and after WWII he served in Germany during the reconstruction. Jim was a general contractor who later worked for the City of Geneva and retired after 17...
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William Ball

September 23, 1931 - October 26, 2013

The Lord released our beloved Husband and Father, William Ball, from his suffering to eternal peace, love and happiness on Saturday, October 26, 2013. He was surrounded by his family who will miss and love him dearly. A resident of Geneva, Bill was born September 23, 1931 in Flemington, W.VA., the son of Alice (Bland) & Harold E. Ball. He later married Gayle Piantanida in Cherry Valley, Ohio on...
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Donald L Barrett

July 20, 1937 - October 25, 2013

Donald L. Barrett, age 76, of Geneva, OH, passed away Friday, October 25, 2013 at home. He was born July 20, 1937 in Fayetteville, W.VA. to Gertrude (Rorhbaugh) & Eugene Barrett and married Alpha Judd in Painesville, OH on September 28, 1957. Donald retired in 1990 as a mill operator at Ohio Rubber and he also worked at the Geneva Public Library. He enjoyed watching college and high...
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Dorothy "Gerry" Robinson

March 22, 1941 - October 24, 2013

Dorothy "Gerry" Robinson, age 72, of Geneva, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Rae Ann in Geneva. She was born March 22, 1941 in Williamsville, IL to Dorothy (Hornback) & Beldan Benham. Dorothy was a nurse for 34 years at Geneva Memorial Hospital and retired in 2003. She was a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University. Dorothy was a bowler, golfer and billiard player. She developed...
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Donald E. Martin

August 10, 1915 - October 19, 2013

Donald E. Martin, age 98, passed away on Oct. 19, 2013 at The Sanctuary of Geneva Assisted Living, of Geneva, OH. He was born August 10, 1915 in Zoar, OH to Adelia (Essenwine) and Harry Martin. Don graduated from Mineral City High School in 1933. After graduation, he worked in a coal mine with his father for several months before getting a job in a tile factory. In the fall of 1937 Don enrolled...
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James G Echerd

July 4, 1940 - October 13, 2013

James G. "Jim" Echerd I, 73, of Harpersfield Twp., Ohio, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Sunday, October 13, 2013. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on the 4th of July in 1940 as the second son of Ellen Marguerite (Murphy) and Clarence "Glenn" Echerd. He moved with his parents and older brother, Samuel Lynn, to the family's farm, Echerd's Folly, in Harpersfield on October...
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Thomas Brandeberry

June 27, 1994 - October 4, 2013

Thomas Brandeberry, age 19, of Geneva, passed away Friday, October 4, 2013. He was born June 27, 1994 in Ashtabula, Ohio to Heather & Todd Brandeberry. Thomas worked as a chef at Chops Restaurant. He was a 2012 graduate of Geneva High School and attended Assumption Catholic Church. He loved music, especially playing guitar, piano and drums. Thomas loved being outdoors and fishing with his...
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Thomas E. Davis, Jr.

May 29, 1942 - October 1, 2013

Thomas E. Davis, Jr., age 71, resident of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights. Tom was surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 29, 1942 in Uniontown, PA to Thomas Edgar Davis, Sr., and Sarah Jane Emery. Thomas married Katheryn Jacobs on October 10, 2010 in North Perry, OH. Tom was a supervisor at Uniroyal Chemical for many years,...
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Pearl M Book

November 19, 1914 - September 13, 2013

Pearl M. Book, age 98, of Ashtabula, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013. She was born November 19, 1914 in Sheffield Township to Maude M. (Price) & Thomas Edward Mills and married Buell Burton Book in Ripley, NY on December 23, 1933. Pearl worked for J C Penney Department Store in both Ashtabula and Mentor for many years. A wonderful seamstress, she was devoted to her faith, active in...
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Jeffrey Jones

February 3, 1949 - September 5, 2013

Jeffrey Jones, age 64, of Perry, OH, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013 at UH Geneva Medical Center in Geneva, OH. He was born February 3, 1949 at St. John's Hospital in Cleveland. Arrangements are being handled by THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041.
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Brenda Catanese

December 22, 1968 - September 4, 2013

Brenda Catanese, age 44, of Harpersfield Township, OH, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at her home. She was born December 22, 1968 in Garfield Heights, OH to John Kereky and Patricia (Theilman). She married Anthony Catanese on August 13, 1988. Brenda was a loving wife and mother who loved spending time with her family. She is survived by husband, Anthony Catanese; daughters, Brandy...
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Sara S. Dean

May 8, 1924 - August 30, 2013

Sara S. Dean, age 89 of Geneva, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ surrounded by her family, on Friday, August 30, 2013. Born May 8, 1924 in Urbana, Ohio she was the daughter of Nelle (Duncan) & John T. Sommers, Sr. Sara married James G. Dean on June 29, 1946. She will be remembered by all for her homemade cookies and kind notes. Sara was a 1945 Graduate of Ohio State University and...
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Robert M Karney

May 16, 1931 - August 27, 2013

Robert M. Karney, age 82, of Rock Creek, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born May 16, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio to Leona (Morris) & Thomas Karney and married Frances Holdren on May 6, 1950 in Cleveland. He was a graduate of Collinwood High School where he ran state track and participated in most sports. Robert served in the U.S. Army...
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Harlan J. Hoffman

January 31, 1924 - August 27, 2013

Harlan J. Hoffman, age 89, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013. He was born January 31, 1924 in Montville to Minnie M. (Mausling) & Fred P. Hoffman and married Theodora E. Bandelewski in Thompson, Ohio on November 30, 1943. Harlan was the owner of Hoffman Oil. He was a 1941 Graduate of Thompson High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European...
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Lois Janet Nedro O'Neil

July 23, 1928 - August 16, 2013

Lois Janet Nedro O'Neil, age 85, of Geneva, passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at Geneva Village Retirement Community. Born July 23, 1928 in Geneva, she was the daughter of Alton Emmanuel Nedro and Frances Sidney Pettit. On March 17, 1951 she married James Carlyle O'Neil in Craven County, North Carolina. A graduate of Geneva High School, Lois attended Ohio Northern University. She had the...
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David J. Larko

April 5, 1948 - August 15, 2013

David J. Larko, age 65, of Austinburg, Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Austinburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 5, 1948 in Geneva, Ohio to Jessie Alice (Card) & Joseph Victor Larko. A 1966 graduate of Madison High School, David served proudly in the US Navy. He had worked as a machine operator at Rolled Form and then later at the Wire Shop in Mentor. A...
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Mary M. Rice

June 3, 1925 - August 5, 2013

Mary M. Rice, age 88, of Geneva, went to be with Jesus on Monday, August 5, 2013 at UHHS Geauga Regional Hospital in Chardon. She was born June 3, 1925 in Vanlear, KY to Lige & Phobe (Honeycutt) Bolden and married the late Ernest Rice on July 5, 1948 in Pikeville, KY. She was a loving wife and mother who loved her gospel music, reading her bible and her 23 grandchildren and numerous great...
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Aloysius "Ted" Eland

April 7, 1934 - August 3, 2013

Aloysius (Ted) Eland passed away peacefully Saturday after a sudden illness. Ted was a lifelong Ohio resident who never lived far from his childhood home on East Main Street in Madison Village. After graduating from Madison Memorial High School Ted served four years in the Navy from 1952 – 1956. Ted served on the USS Menhaden, a Balao-Class submarine, in the East and South China Seas and...
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Joseph R. Martin, Sr.

May 19, 1947 - July 27, 2013

Joseph R. Martin Sr., age 66, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. He was born May 19, 1947 in Parsons, WV to Edna (Bedford) & Stuart Martin Sr. Joseph married Judy (Murphy) in Willowick on August 6, 1966. He is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Joseph Martin Jr., Margie (Tom) Owens, Jen (Dave) Novak; grandchildren, Harley & Lance Buckley,...
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Joseph Sandella, Jr.

January 25, 1930 - July 20, 2013

Joseph Sandella, Jr., age 83, Austinburg, OH, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013. He was born January 25, 1930 in Ashtabula to Mary (Varckette) & Joseph Sandella. He attended Edgewood School and then worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central and Conrail, retiring with 42 years of service. He also retired after 19 years of service with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Joseph enjoyed...
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Gloria C. Harley

March 2, 1927 - July 18, 2013

Gloria C. Harley, age 86, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Geneva Retirement Village in Geneva. She was born March 2, 1927 in Cleveland to Mina K. (Kloss) & John Darr. Gloria was a graduate of Harvey High School in Painesville. An active member of the Painesville Church of Christ with a passion for music, she had a beautiful voice, and loved singing in the choir....
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Bruce Bitner Gresham

April 22, 1931 - July 17, 2013

Bruce Bitner Gresham died on July 17, 2013 at home. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Geneva First United Methodist Church, 89 South Broadway, Geneva, Ohio. The family will greet friends following the service. Bruce was born on April 22, 1931 in Akron, Ohio and had been a resident of Geneva since 1968. He was a graduate of Akron University with his...
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June D. Warner

October 14, 1930 - July 7, 2013

June D. Warner, age 82, of Geneva, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013. She was born October 14, 1930 in Brown, WV to Dessie Mae (Wiley) & Albert Lee Montgomery and married John A. Warner in Weston, WV on September 11, 1945. She enjoyed camping and reading. She is survived by her husband, John A. Warner of Geneva; children, John (Linda) Warner of Lemon Cove, CA, Kanda (Ken) Beseda of Honea...
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Elizabeth Fox

November 18, 1915 - June 28, 2013

Mrs. Elizabeth Fox, age 97, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013. Mrs. Fox was born November 18, 1915, in Frizzleburg, PA, a daughter of Charles and Mary Bell. She was a resident of Frizzleburg and Ambrosia Road, Pulaski Township, PA, most of her life until moving to Geneva, OH in 2005. She married Michael (Mike, Mitch) Fox in 1936. They lived in Baltimore, Akron, and Youngstown before moving...
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Peggy Colleen Mallory

January 19, 1959 - June 28, 2013

Peggy Colleen Mallory, age 54, of Geneva, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 19, 1959 in Conneaut, Ohio, to Rogene (Hill) & Theron Dolan. She married Gary Mallory on July 27, 1980 in Andover, Ohio. Peggy, a 1977 graduate of Pymatuning Valley High School was a true artist who loved art, painting, sewing and gardening. She was a giving...
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Ross R. DeFelice

January 26, 1939 - June 23, 2013

Rev. Ross R. DeFelice, age 74, of Harpersfield passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013 at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. He was born January 26, 1939 in Cleveland to Mary Barone & Frank DeFelice and married Shirley Bliss on August 5, 1961. Ross was an area missionary for over 30 years serving at Chardon Baptist and most recently at Grace Baptist in Geneva. He was also a talented...
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Michael "Mike" Stark

March 10, 1949 - June 19, 2013

Michael J. "Mike" Stark, age 64, of Rock Creek, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 while enjoying the outdoors in Pennsylvania. He was born March 10, 1949 in Geneva to Anne ( Sedmak) and Frank Stark. He married Shelley (Stone) on November 30, 1988 in Austinburg, OH. Mike served in the U.S. Air Force in the Philippines during the Viet Nam War. He worked at Rockwell Brake in Saybrook for...
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Andrew Frederick Boomhower

September 20, 1922 - June 15, 2013

Andrew Frederick Boomhower, age 90, of Geneva, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013. He was born September 20, 1922 in Geneva to Sarah (Brophy) & Andrew B. Boomhower and married Beverly Banks on January 15, 1949 in Geneva. Andy was a general contractor for 40 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in Geneva. Andy proudly served as a Sergeant in the 117th...
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Lother D. Alley

January 5, 1934 - June 12, 2013

Lother D. Alley, age 79, of Rome, OH passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Geneva Shores in Geneva. He was born January 5, 1934 in Ransom, KY to Nella (May) & Burnas Otwell Alley. He married Doris Moles in Eastpoint, Kentucky on August 2, 1952. Lother graduated from high school in 1951 in Williamson, WV. Retiring from Caterpillar/Towmotor in Mentor he had worked as a Foreman and with...
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Geraldine Pekarski

July 4, 1925 - June 10, 2013

Geraldine L. Pekarski, age 87, of Harpersfield Township, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013. She was born July 4, 1925 in Harpersfield Township to Nellie (Carney) & Gerald L. Bishop and married Edward F. Pekarski in Geneva on September 20, 1958. She and her husband owned and operated a grape farm. She was a1943 graduate of Geneva High School. Geraldine had been Regent of the Elizabeth Harper...
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Elwood "Bud" Clark

June 9, 1931 - June 6, 2013

Elwood "Bud" Clark, age 81, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Thursday June 6, 2013 at his residence. He was born June 9, 1931 in Boswell, Pennsylvania to Blanche (Stillwagon) & William Clark. He married Shirley Martell in Maryland on September 2, 1950 Bud was the Owner/Operator of the Pure Oil Station in Geneva, and had also worked for Diamond Alkalai and owned State Road Auto Body in Ashtabula. ...
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Evelyn Hughes

May 16, 1926 - June 5, 2013

Evelyn M. Hughes, age 87, of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, June 05, 2013 at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She was born May 16, 1926 in Linesville, PA, to Sylvia (Coy) & George Hughes. Evelyn worked in the office of the Cleveland Illuminating Company for 42 years. She is survived by several nieces and nephews and was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and three brothers. ...
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Dale T Lehmann

April 12, 1938 - June 4, 2013

Dale T. Lehmann, 75, of Geneva died Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at University Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio from complications of heart and lung disease. His loving family was at his side. Dale was born April 12, 1938 to Paul A. and Martha (Neuman) Lehmann. He graduated from Geneva High School in 1956, attended electrician school in Chicago, served in the Army, and retired from Reliance Electric after 30...
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Isabella "Liz" Hart

December 4, 1948 - June 1, 2013

Isabella "Liz" Bromley Hart, age 64, of Geneva passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 1, 2013 with her family by her side. She was born on December 4, 1948, in Geneva, Ohio to Isabella (Woodworth) and Ronald Bromley. Liz met her childhood sweetheart, David Hart, in the Trail Riders 4-H Club when she was 8 years old. They were married on March 16, 1969 in Madison. Liz was a 1966 graduate...
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Virginia M Burgwin

February 7, 1929 - May 31, 2013

Virginia M. Burgwin, age 84, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013 at Jefferson Health Care in Jefferson, Ohio. She was born February 7, 1929 in Geneva, Ohio to Zana (Thompson) & Max Lee and married Gordon Burgwin in Cumberland, MD on May 8, 1947. Virginia was a past member of First Christian Church in Ashtabula, and an active member of the Ashtabula Senior Center and Blue Bells. She enjoyed...
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Helen Marie Patrick

September 12, 1944 - May 29, 2013

Helen Marie Patrick, age 68, of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013. She was born September 12, 1944 in Viden, Germany to Jennie (Potoczek) & Stanley Bielech. Helen married Donald Patrick in Geneva, Ohio, on November 26, 1994. She was a secretary for the Geneva Area Schools for 34 years. A 1963 Graduate of Jefferson High School Helen was active in youth sports clubs and a former...
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Dorothy E Troy

July 31, 1925 - May 23, 2013

Dorothy E. Troy, age 87, of Geneva, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Austinburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 31, 1925 in Fairview, WV to Ida Mae (McCord) & Richard D. Tennant and married William Troy in Waynesburg, PA in 1946. Dorothy was an active member of Church of Christ in Unionville, Ohio. A full time homemaker, Dorothy loved serving God, cooking, sewing,...
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Patricia Ann Cave Stock

November 16, 1948 - May 21, 2013

Patricia Ann Cave Stock, age 64, of Sharon, SC died Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, SC. Patricia was the daughter of the late Edward and Josephine Tramposch Cave. She was a fourth grade teacher for the Painesville Township Schools in Ohio, retiring in 1999. She was a 1966 graduate of Edgewood High School and a 1970 graduate of Kent State University. She was a...
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Richard P. Szymanski

June 26, 1953 - May 20, 2013

Richard P. Szymanski, age 59, of Geneva, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center. He was born June 26, 1953 in Painesville the son of Stanley and Mary Szymanski. A 1971 graduate of Madison High School, Rich always had a positive outlook on life and he was proud to help raise awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He most enjoyed the time spent...
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Lois V. Tackett

May 6, 1933 - May 16, 2013

Lois V. Tackett, age 80, of Geneva, OH passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Rae-Ann Geneva in Geneva. She was born May 6, 1933 in Virgie, Kentucky to Bertha & Wilburn Osborne. She married John Tackett in Virgie, KY on September 25, 1948. Lois worked for many years and retired from Tegam in Geneva. She attended People's Church in Geneva and was involved with the Geneva Hospital Women's...
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Lillian Swank

August 2, 1927 - May 15, 2013

Lillian White Swank, age 85, of Harpersfield Township, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 2, 1927 in Mentor to Lillian (Eichorn) & Thomas White and married Chester Swank in Chardon, Ohio on December 27, 1958. Lillian was the Owner/Operator of Spring Hill Farm Market and formerly worked as an Ohio State Extension Agent. She was a...
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M. Suzanne "Sue" Hartman-Byerley

May 14, 2013

M. Suzanne "Sue" Hartman-Byerley, beloved mother, wife, grandmother, teacher, and friend, age 76, of Solon, Ohio, (formerly of Pierpont and Cleveland Hts), passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. She was born January 20, 1937 in Seguin,Texas to Gertrude (nee Sweat) & J. W. "Bill" Forse, and she married Andrew Byerley on October 10, 1981 in Cleveland Heights. Sue was a writer,...
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Madeline M. Speer

April 7, 1931 - May 14, 2013

Madeline M. Speer, age 82, of Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of Roaming Shores, OH passed away May 14, 2013 at Tidewell Hospice House in FL. She was born April 7, 1931 in Euclid, OH. Madeline was a very active member in the Catholic Church and part of the Altar & Rosary Society. Along with being an avid gardener, she also enjoyed reading, boating, and interior decorating. She is survived by...
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Beatrice "Bea" Kingery

May 31, 1924 - May 7, 2013

Beatrice "Bea" Kingery, age 88, of Geneva, passed away Tuesday May 7, 2013 at Geneva Village Retirement Community. She was born May 31, 1924 in Cleveland to Marie (Ziska) & Richard Barker. Beatrice served in the U.S. Navy during WWII where she met her husband Carl J. She loved music and played the keyboard and harmonica. Beatrice was a homemaker and provider who enjoyed traveling, square...
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Linda L. Wetherbee

December 29, 1947 - April 30, 2013

Linda L. Wetherbee, age 65, loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at UH Case Medical Center. She was born December 29, 1947 in Ashtabula, OH. Linda loved playing bingo and being with family and friends. Beloved wife for 48 years of Ralph Wetherbee. Loving mother of Kimberly and Nicole Wetherbee. Devoted grandmother of Bryce Smith and Seth...
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Dennis William Deutsch

January 28, 1948 - April 30, 2013

Dennis W. Deutsch, age 65 of Bullhead City, Arizona, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Born January 28, 1948 in Cleveland to Rita (Schnee) & William Deutsch, he retired in 2003 from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his brother, Lewis M. "Marty" (Kim) Deutsch of Harpersfield. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis, parents and...
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Luz Celenia Nieves

September 8, 1943 - April 21, 2013

Luz Celenia Nieves, age 69, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Sunday April 21, 2013 at her home. She was born September 8, 1943 in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. Luz enjoyed spending time in her garden and tending to her beloved roses. A kind and caring person she was loved and will be missed by many. She is survived by daughters, Angelica (Ricardo) Rivera of Geneva and Carmen Ortiz of New...
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John "Jack" H. Ruhl

December 16, 1916 - April 20, 2013

John H. "Jack" Ruhl, age 96 of Geneva, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Warren with his loving daughters at his side. Born December 16, 1916 in Franklin PA he was the son of the late Marcia (Nichols) and L.V. Ruhl. Jack married Mary Jane Casselman on May 19, 1943. Jack was a 1936 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and attended Cleveland Institute of Art. He...
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Pamela DiPlacido

November 4, 1952 - April 20, 2013

Pamela S. DiPlacido, age 60, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at The Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born November 4, 1952 the daughter of Benjamin and Bertha Girdler. Pam graduated from Madison High School in 1971 and married the love of her life Joseph S. DiPlacido on September 14, 1974. Together they spent a lifetime dedicated to raising...
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Gerald R. Edixon

March 17, 1922 - April 18, 2013

Gerald R. Edixon, age 91 of Geneva, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the UH Geneva Medical Center. He was born March 17, 1922 in Ashtabula to Abigail (Westcott) & Ralph Edixon. Gerald worked as a bricklayer for local unions in Ashtabula and Lake County. He was a 1940 graduate of Ashtabula High School. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII in the Pacific Theatre and was a member of the...
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Janet L. Clark

August 25, 1939 - April 15, 2013

Janet L. Clark, age 73, of Williamsfield, passed away Monday, April 15th at University Hospital in Cleveland. Born August 25, 1939 in Painesville she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Margaret (Brewster) Dill. She married Herbert Clark in Painesville on December 3, 1960. A 1957 graduate of Madison High School she returned to her alma mater working several years as a Cafeteria Manager. ...
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Delbert P Troy

July 11, 1951 - March 29, 2013

Delbert P. Troy, age 61 of Geneva, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 at UH Geneva Medical Center. Born July 11, 1951 in Waynesburg, PA to Dorothy E. (Tennant) & William Earl Troy. He was a member of the Unionville Church of Christ. Survived by his daughter, Jennifer (John Summers) Troy; grandchildren, Stone Michael Starcher, Serenity Hope Geneva Kincaid, Kala & Sheneese Summers; great...
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Raymond C Brewer

December 25, 1940 - March 19, 2013

Raymond C. Brewer Following a brief illness Ray passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on March 19, 2013. He was born in Geneva, Ohio, on December 25, 1940. He graduated from the class of 1959 from Geneva High School and he served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1965 then was in the active reserve until 1967. He was employed at the A & P Supermarket in Geneva while...
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Cynthia Carter Stephenson

April 13, 1957 - March 14, 2013

Cynthia Carter Stephenson, age 55, of Geneva, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at her home. She was born April 13, 1957 in Alliance, Ohio, to Jean Ann (Lindsay) & Clarence "Curly" Carter. She is survived by her son Marcus (Hannah) Stephenson of Columbus, Ohio; daughter Brooke (Justin) Dewiel of Ashland, Ohio; sister, Carol Ann (James) Prill of Geneva; and brother, William L. (Debbie)...
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Helen E. Neuman

May 21, 1921 - March 12, 2013

Helen E. Neuman, age 91 of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at The Sanctuary of Geneva. Born May 21, 1921 in Fairport, OH, to Mary (Palo) & John Erickson, she married Frederick Neuman on November 5, 1942 in Mt. Hope, Ohio. Helen was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Geneva, where she had been active in the Altar Guild, Women's Guild, and many other activities through the...
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Raymond J Kalman

July 20, 1937 - March 10, 2013

Raymond J. Kalman, age 75, of Footville, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013 at UH Geneva Medical Center. He was born July 20, 1937 in Cleveland, OH to Rosanna (Medvetz) & Julius Carl Kalman. He married the love of his life, Margaret Mary McAllister, on August 31, 1957 in Cleveland. Ray was a proud, retired U.S. Navy veteran; he served as an air traffic controller on the USS Enterprise during...
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Pamela D'Angelo

August 16, 1945 - March 7, 2013

Pamela Raye D'Angelo age 67 of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, at home. She was born August 16, 1945 in Columbus Ohio, to Helen Louise (Holton) and Moses Raymond Purdy. She worked as a dependency counselor at Glenbeigh Hospital for twenty six years where she touched and saved countless lives struggling with alcohol and drug addictions. Pamela was a 1963 graduate of Parma...
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William F Schultz

June 29, 1925 - March 7, 2013

William F. Schultz, age 87, of Geneva, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013 at home. Born June 29, 1925 in Madison to Margaret C. (McGuire) & John F. Schultz, he married Mary Ann Bonderia in Geneva on July 3, 1948. He was a retired union representative for District Council #7 of IUE-AFL-CIO and worked for Reliance Electric, retiring in 1976 after 39 years. William was a 1943 graduate of...
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Francis C Eckenrode

January 31, 1927 - March 4, 2013

Francis C. Eckenrode, age 86 of Geneva, passed away Monday March 4, 2013. He was born January 31, 1927 in Johnstown, PA to Colletta R. (Bost) & Carl J. Eckenrode and married Dorothy Stublarec on November 4, 1972 in Johnstown, PA. He retired as a machinist from TRW. Francis was a parishioner of Assumption Catholic Church and also served as an user. He was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus and a...
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Timothy J. Schultz

October 29, 1952 - March 2, 2013

Timothy J. Schultz, age 60, a lifelong resident of Geneva, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at his cabin in Panama, NY. He was born October 29, 1952 in Geneva to Mary Ann (Bonderia) & William Schultz. Tim was a 1970 graduate of Geneva High School, served with the Ohio National Guard, and was a member of Assumption Church. He worked at Reliance Electric in Ashtabula until leaving in 1986...
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Lloyd Wilk

February 19, 2013

Lloyd G. Wilk, age 79, of Painesville Township, Ohio (formerly of Geneva) passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Tri-Point Medical Center in Concord Township. He was born December 24, 1933 in Euclid to Beatrice (Graves) & Fred C. Wilk. Lloyd was a machine builder with Fusion in Willoughby, and later cleaned office buildings. He served in the U.S. Navy in Korea and Vietnam, was a member of...
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