Our Obituaries

Donald J. Chapman

January 3, 1921 - January 27, 2015

Donald J. Chapman, 94, passed away Tuesday January 27 at The Lantern of Madison. He was the youngest of ten children born at home in Perry to Milton and Ina (nee Tavener) Chapman on January 3, 1921, and he married the love of his life, Edith Ojala in 1941. After graduating from Perry High in 1939, Don joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II. When he came home, Don owned and...
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William "Toby" Thomure

September 4, 1932 - January 25, 2015

William "Toby" Thomure, age 82 of Geneva, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Born September 4, 1932 in St. Charles, Missouri he was the son of the late William and Hazel (Schrader) Thomure. He married Jane Stewart in Cleveland on October 30, 1974. Toby served proudly in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion in Wickliffe. ...
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Josephine H. Brown

December 21, 1916 - January 24, 2015

Josephine H. Brown, age 98 of Geneva passed away peacefully on January 24, 2015 with her loving family by her side. During her life she enjoyed the outdoors in all four seasons. Gardening and walking were her favorite pastimes. She loved her family and is survived by her five daughters; Audrey Cowger of Harpersfield, Carrie Long of Geneva, Torch Wolcott of Geneva, Sandi Ray of Geneva and...
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George Larmore Stone

August 18, 1927 - January 22, 2015

George Larmore Stone, age 87 of Harpersfield, passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Born August 18, 1927 in Harpersfield he was the son of the late Earl O. and Nina B. (Davis) Stone. He married Clara S. Schnell on May 8, 1948. Born at the family farm house he lived his entire life in Ashtabula County. He graduated from Geneva High School in...
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Maci Mae Hommel

September 23, 2014 - January 21, 2015

Maci Mae Hommel passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the young age of 4 months. Born September 23, 2014 in Willoughby she was the daughter of Steve and Mary (Craig) Hommel. From her beautiful blue eyes to her bright smile Maci was perfect in every way. She had the natural ability to light up the room and was never shy in front of the camera. We love you forever and always. Maci...
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Antoinette "Toni" Thomason

July 18, 1925 - January 21, 2015

Antoinette "Toni" Thomason, age 89 of Austinburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Rae Ann Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneva. Born July 18, 1925 in Cleveland she was the daughter of Frank and Antoinette Knize. Toni had a feisty personality and a love for animals. She truly enjoyed her time spent watching the birds and listening to polka music. A wonderful baker she was known...
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Clarence Junior Talcott

January 14, 2015

Clarence "Junior" Talcott, age 67 and a lifelong resident of Geneva, passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Born October 2, 1947 in Geneva he was the son of the late Clarence and Geraldine (Woodworth) Talcott. Junior was proud of his service to our country and was a member of the VFW Post 6846 where he was involved with the funeral honors team. With a fun loving personality,...
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F. Bill Crawford

October 5, 1945 - January 9, 2015

F. Bill Crawford, age 69 of Geneva, passed away at his home on Friday, January 9, 2015. Born October 5, 1945 in Harriman, TN he was the son of the late Willie and Betty (Underwood) Crawford. He married Marilyn Zalkowski in Indiana on April 13, 1966. Bill had a passion for sports and the gift of coaching. Over his many years of coaching successful teams he felt privileged to have a positive...
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Lloyd E. Warner

January 29, 1937 - December 31, 2014

Lloyd E. Warner, age 77, died at Case Medical Center UH, on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 while surrounded by his loving family. A son of Ernest and Mary (nee Dodge) Warner, he was born January 29, 1937. Lloyd is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Albina "Al", his children Lori (Jeff) Anderson, Richard (Tamara) Warner, Pamela (Carl) Brockway, and Mary Beth (Denver) Hennessey; grandchildren,...
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Margaret Mikkila

May 7, 1926 - December 31, 2014

Margaret L. Mikkila, age 88 of Geneva passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Rae Ann Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneva. Born on May 7, 1926 in Massilon, OH she was the daughter of the late Leda (nee Albrecht) & Chester Arthur Potts. She married E. William Mikkila in Lakewood in1947. Margaret entered the Army Nurse Cadet Corp during WWII and later went on to earn a Nursing degree...
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Margaret Minnie Lipps

July 6, 1930 - December 30, 2014

Margaret Minnie Lipps, age 84, of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 at Rae Ann Assisted Living. She was born to Truman and Goldie (nee Sutton) on July 6, 1930, and later married Jesse Lipps in August of 1962. Margaret was a faith oriented person who loved gardening and flowers. She was a proud and loving grandmother. She is survived by her sons, Roger (Brenda) Gardner of...
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Richard L. Birch

April 4, 1951 - December 28, 2014

Richard L. Birch, 63, was surrounded by his family when, after a long battle with lung cancer, he passed away at home on Dec. 28, 2014. He was born on April 4, 1951 to George and Myrtle (nee Cooper) Birch, and married Tammy Thompson June 18, 1988. Ric was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing with his friends Terry McCrudden, Paul and Lee Byler, Grandpa "Fish hook," Charlie Leighner and...
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Donna Mills

October 21, 1946 - December 19, 2014

Donna J. Mills, age 68 of Geneva, passed away at her home on December 19, 2014. Born in Painesville on October 21, 1946 she was the daughter of the late Steven and Mary Jane (Linley) Mizerak. A 1964 graduate of Madison High School Donna loved being with her family. She had a deep love for her grandchildren who meant the world to her. She enjoyed her daily trip for coffee at Wendy's and a...
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Mary Mikulin

August 27, 1924 - December 16, 2014

Mary Mikulin, age 90 of Broomfield, CO formerly of Saybrook and Euclid Oh, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Born August 27, 1924 in Cleveland she was the daughter of John and Mary (Segina) Migalic. Mary is survived by her sons: Paul (Patti) Mikulin of Geneva and Peter Mikulin of Aurora, CO; daughters: Alice (Terry) Ernest of Simpsonville, SC., Rosemarie (Theodore) Kwasniak of Euclid...
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Ashaundae Cahill

May 27, 1983 - December 1, 2014

Ashaundae A. Cahill, age 31, passed away on December 1, 2014 at Cleveland Metro Hospital. He was born on May 27, 1983 in Cleveland. Ashuandae's family was the most important part of his life and he truly treasured the time spent with his children. He had a huge heart and was always there to lend a hand to those in need. Even in death he was able to save life through the use of his kidneys. ...
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Alan Swartz

May 3, 1979 - November 30, 2014

Mr. Alan Swartz, age 35, passed away Sunday morning, November 30, 2014. He was born May 3, 1979 to Marty and Peggy Swartz, and married his soul mate Mystica Shuss in Perry Ohio on January 7, 2007. Alan graduated from Madison High School in 1997 and pursued a trade in plumbing in which he was very accomplished. He was most proud of working hard to provide for his wife and boys. Alan was a...
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Albert Furber

February 14, 1935 - November 30, 2014

Albert Furber, age 79 of Geneva, passed away at his home on Sunday, November 30, 2014. Born February 14, 1935 in Ashtabula he was the son of the late Harley and Mildred (Gray) Furber. He married Felicia Armetta in Painesville on August 22, 1959. Al served as an airplane mechanic in the US Air Force. He worked for Coe Manufacturing in Painesville for many years and retired in 1998. He had a...
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Sarah V Williams

March 24, 1918 - November 26, 2014

Sarah V. Williams, age 96 of Harpersfield, passed on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. She was born on March 24, 1918 in Tunnelton, West Virginia. Sarah was the daughter of Mittie (Poling) and J. Osborn Fortney. The family moved to Unionville, OH in 1931 when she was 13. Her father, previously a coal miner, and older brothers accepted the opportunity to work on a relative's grape farm and begin to...
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Christina Marie Nieves

September 4, 1988 - November 26, 2014

Christina Marie Nieves, age 26 of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic. Born September 4, 1988 she was the daughter of Abimael Nieves Rivera and Cynthia Nieves. A 2006 graduate of Geneva High School Christina worked as an aid at Carol's Corner in Geneva. She moved back to Ohio from Palm Springs, FL longing for the country life and 4 wheeling. She had a...
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Todd Howard Willis

September 3, 1963 - November 23, 2014

Todd Howard Willis, 51, died suddenly at his home in Ashtabula on November 23. Todd, a 1981 graduate of Geneva High School, lived most of his life in and around Geneva, Ohio. Todd had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest. He had a quick wit, ready laugh and a big heart. After spending 4 years in the United States Navy, he returned to Ohio and worked as a butcher and later in the...
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Michael A Sposito

December 9, 1946 - November 18, 2014

Michael A. Sposito, age 67 of Ashtabula, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at his home. Born December 9, 1946 he was the son of the late Samuel and Irene (Marimchak) Sposito. A 1966 graduate of Ashtabula High School Michael served in the US Army and was stationed in Vietnam and Fort Benning, GA. He worked for Kroger's in Ashtabula and retired in 2002 after 17 years. He also worked...
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Harold L Schupska

February 13, 1929 - November 17, 2014

Harold L. Schupska, age 85 of Geneva, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. Born February 13, 1929 in Painesville he was the son of John and Hazel (Brockway) Schupska. Harold worked for many years as an overhead crane operator for the Diamond Shamrock in Painesville. Many people would remember his passion for the outdoors and he could always be found fishing by the Harpersfield covered...
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Franc Veber

August 3, 1936 - November 6, 2014

Franc Veber, age 78 of Trumbull Township, passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at his home. Born August 3, 1936 in Celje, Slovenia he was the son of the late Martin and Roselia Veber. He married Olga Sanda on July 3, 1960 Franc was an extremely hard worker who provided well for his family. He retired from Lincoln Electric where he worked for many years as a machine operator. He is...
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Pete Macchia

October 20, 1929 - November 6, 2014

Pete Macchia, age 85 of Geneva, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014. He was born in New Castle, PA on October 20, 1929 to Jeanette Strazze Macchia and Frank Macchia. He attended New Castle High School and graduated with the class of 1948. As a young man, Pete visited Geneva-on-the-Lake with his family. It began a life-long love affair with the small village on the shores of Lake Erie. ...
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Mattie M. Poe

November 1, 1922 - October 20, 2014

Mattie M. Poe, age 91, of Geneva passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at Geneva Village Retirement. She was born November 1, 1922 in Grafton, WV to Ada (Freese) & John Edward Dowden. She was a lifetime member of the VFW #943 Ladies Auxiliary. Mattie is survived by her son, George (Donna) Poe of Geneva; grandsons, Woodrow Utter of Tucson, AZ, Scott (Lisa Duff) Utter; great-grandchildren,...
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Gary F Schultz

November 7, 1935 - October 16, 2014

Gary F. Schultz, age 78 of Geneva, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014. Born November 7, 1935 in Cleveland, he was the son of Evelyn (Ferris) & Edmund Schultz. He was a 1953 graduate of Strongsville High School where he played basketball. Gary served in the U.S. Air Force in Morocco. Gary was a former member of the Madison American Legion Jay Wilson Post 112, Geneva VFW Post #6846 and...
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Harlyn Dale Stoltz, Sr

July 15, 1923 - October 14, 2014

Harlyn Dale Stoltz, Sr., age 91 of Newbury, formerly of Montville, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014. He was born on Stoltz Road in Harpersfield at home on July 15, 1923, to Elizabeth (Behrendt) & Guy Wilman Stoltz. After the early death of his mother Elsie, Harlyn stepped into the role of caregiver for his siblings. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a bus...
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Juan "Johnny" Aponte , Jr

August 19, 1936 - October 12, 2014

Juan "Johnny" Aponte, Jr., age 78 of Geneva, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014. Born August 10, 1936 in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Antonia (Torres) & Juan Aponte, Sr. He married Irene Gonzales on January 13, 1989 in Puerto Rico. Juan came to America and was a taxi driver in New York when he met Irene. They returned to Puerto Rico to be married and eventually came to Geneva...
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Rolf Heinz Linder

April 19, 1934 - October 10, 2014

Rolf Heinz Linder, age 80 of Ashtabula, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014. Born April 19, 1934 in Stuttgart, Germany. He married Felicitas Scheurer in Fuerth, Germany on December 21, 1957. Rolf had been a foreman at Coca Cola in Geneva. He served in the U.S. Army and enjoyed fishing, carpentry, coin collecting and gardening. He is survived by his son, Mike Linder of Ashtabula;...
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Mitchell K Sickles

March 13, 1958 - October 5, 2014

Mitchell K. Sickles, age 56 of Geneva, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic. Mitch was born March 13, 1958 in Geneva. He was the son of Ronald and Kathryn (Spore) Sickles. He married Janice Garlock on April 3, 1993 in Reno, Nevada. Mitch was a 1976 graduate of Geneva High School. He was proud of his service to our country, serving on many submarines, and retired from...
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Nathan Christopher Kowatch

March 27, 1976 - September 27, 2014

Nathan Christopher Kowatch, age 38 of Trumbull Township passed away joining his beloved grandparents on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Born March 27, 1976, he was the son of Pamela Borders & Tyler B. Kowatch. Nathan's family was the most important part of his life and he was proud to have the opportunity to care for his grandmother for the last several years. He enjoyed nature and spending...
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Santos "Junior" Morales

December 11, 1946 - September 25, 2014

Santos "Junior" Morales, Jr., age 67, of Williamsfield passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 11, 1946 in Puerto Rico the son of Agustina (Rosado) and Santos Morales, Sr. He married Jacci Ritzert on May 13, 1999 in Jefferson. Junior moved to the states from Puerto Rico in 1973 and settled in Geneva a year later. He had a...
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Dorothy Stockey

September 25, 2014

Dorothy Stockey, age 70 of Rock Creek, was surrounded by her family when she passed away Thursday morning, September 25, 2014. She was the daughter of Frank and Julia (Tryko) Gordish and married James Stockey on September 7, 1963 in Willowick. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who had a natural talent for building and fixing anything that came her way. She had a knack for...
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Constance O. Kowatch

August 14, 1920 - September 15, 2014

Constance O. Kowatch, age 94, of Rock Creek passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at her home. She was born in Cleveland on August 14, 1920. She married Paul Kowatch on December 23, 1945. Constance was proud of her service to our country contributing to the war effort at home by working to manufacture artillery. A girl from the city, she learned to appreciate country life as she worked hard...
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Sophia Koryta

February 18, 1920 - September 10, 2014

Sophia T. Koryta, age 94 of Ashtabula, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Country Club Retirement Center. Born February 18, 1920, she was the daughter of Teresa & John Carangelo. She was a former member of St. Thomas Parish in Cleveland. Sophia enjoyed playing bingo. She is survived by her daughters, Terese (John) VanHoy of Union Grove, NC, Susan Welly of Tampa, FL; 5...
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Diana Hayner

October 8, 1992 - September 5, 2014

Diana M. Hayner, age 21 of Kingsville, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic. Born October 8, 1992 in Cleveland, She was the daughter of Jodi Lee Henderson & William B. Hayner. A 2011 graduate of Edgewood High School, Diana attended ATech and graduated in 2013 with her degree in business technology. A huge fan of NASCAR, she enjoyed a good yard sale and an occasional...
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A. "Bobby" Frazier

June 17, 1921 - September 1, 2014

A. "Bobby" Frazier, age 93 of Perry, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. Born June 17, 1921 in Unionville, she was the daughter of Mary (Banschenbach) & John Torok. She married John Frazier on September 8, 1942. The best thing in her life was her children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren, who she spent her time loving and caring for. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Phillips;...
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Jerry "Foot" Greggs

March 4, 1953 - August 31, 2014

Jerry "Foot" Greggs, age 61 of Geneva, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at his home. Born March 4, 1953 in Erie, PA he was the son of Grace (Shafer) & Donald Greggs. Jerry was a member of Boilermakers Union Local 744. He had a great sense of humor and loved camping, hunting and fishing. He had a big heart and was always there to lend a helping hand. He is survived by his son, Jason ...
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Sean Christopher Ryan

February 9, 1988 - August 31, 2014

Sean Christopher Ryan, age 26 of Jefferson, passed away August 31, 2014. Born February 9, 1988 in Painesville, he was the son of Elizabeth (Distler) & Patrick Ryan. Sean graduated from Jefferson High School in 2006 and attended The Ohio State University. He was an artist & writer who loved reading. Sean enjoyed visiting large American cities and lived in New York City for 3 years. He was a...
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William John Hocevar, Sr.

September 4, 1943 - August 31, 2014

William John Hocevar, Sr., age 70 of Geneva, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014. Born September 4, 1943 in Cleveland, he was the son of Stephanie Ann (Kotar) & Frank L. Hocevar. He married Patricia DeCola on July 27, 1963 in Mentor. William was a retired Assistant Director of United Steel Workers of America and served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He was a...
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Susan Virginia Jahn Tucker

May 17, 1938 - August 30, 2014

Susan Virginia Jahn Tucker, born 27 May 1938, was re-united with her beloved grandmother and grandson in heaven and entered into the presence of our Lord, Jesus Christ on Saturday, 30 August 2014. Sue, as she was affectionately known, was born and raised in Geneva OH. She lived and worked for the majority of her life in her beloved city where she raised five children. As a schoolteacher for...
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John L Washburn

April 18, 1926 - August 29, 2014

John L. Washburn, age 88 of Geneva-on-the-Lake, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014. He was born April 18, 1926 in Rochester, NY, the adopted son of Dr. John L. & Grace Washburn. He married Shirley Sample on April 7, 1978 in Youngstown, OH. He resided in Youngstown, Ohio and worked as a credit manager until moving to Geneva-on-the-Lake. He was employed by Pera & Pera until 1987 when he...
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William Billy Greathouse

January 5, 1960 - August 27, 2014

William "Billy" Greathouse, age 54 of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Madison Health Care. Born, January 5, 1960 in Cleveland, he was the son of Linda (Bleckard) & Elmer Greathouse. He married Tammy Odegard on February 20, 1988. Billy was a 1977 graduate of Madison High School who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1977 to 1982. He was a member of the Drywall District...
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Robert D Fobes

April 29, 1985 - August 24, 2014

Robert D. Fobes, age 29, passed away Sunday morning, August 24, 2014. Born April 29, 1985 in Geneva, he was the son of Mary (Myers) & Jeffrey James Fobes. He married Michelle Ramer on May 29, 2014 in Danville, Ohio. Robert worked at Manor home for 9 years and was a past member of Geneva Lions Club. Robert loved working with his hands and could fix anything. He was always ready to help out...
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Eleanor Sidley

August 15, 1936 - August 16, 2014

Eleanor A. Sidley, age 78 of Geneva, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Rae Anne Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneva. Born August 15, 1936 in Jefferson she was the daughter of Elsie (Buscher) & John J. Diemer. She married Stewart A. Sidley in Jefferson, Ohio on May 21, 1955 Eleanor was a 1954 Graduate of Jefferson High School. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church since 1958,...
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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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