Our Obituaries

Paul Arthur Demshar

July 17, 1950 - May 15, 2013

On May 15, 2013, Paul Arthur Demshar, 62, went home to the mansion Jesus Christ has prepared for him. He was born July 17, 1950 in Ashtabula, one of eight children of Gabriel and Bertha (Bjorkman) Demshar. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1968 after having attended his first 11 school years in Geneva. He played football, baseball, and basketball and was a star athlete. It was...
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Eleanor W. Deaubler

January 19, 1913 - February 17, 2009

CONNEAUT - Eleanor W. Deaubler, 96, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Villa at the Lake. She was born January 19, 1913 in Lima, Ohio, the daughter Mr. and Mrs. Abe Wise and graduated from Tulane University. She married Carl R. Deaubler on November 25, 1931 in Youngstown, and they celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage. A member of Amboy United Methodist Church, Eleanor had many...
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Janice E. Cicon

November 9, 1946 - February 17, 2009

ASHTABULA –Janice Cicon, 62, of West Center Street, North Kingsville died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at the Hospice Unit of Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born November 9, 1946 in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph and Kay (Dulin) Pusateri and had been a long-time area resident. She was employed at the Ashtabula Clinic as the clerk supervisor...
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Thomas Albert Labry

April 13, 1936 - February 17, 2009

ASHTABULA Thomas Albert Labry, 72, died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born April 13, 1936 in Ashtabula, the son of Gabriel and Dora (Landolfi) Labry. He attended Ashtabula High School and joined the Air Force where he served seven years active duty. During this time, he also played baseball for the Air Force team. He also was active...
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Thomas Halsey Watson

December 31, 1945 - February 15, 2009

Thomas Halsey Watson, 63, of Eleanor Drive died Sunday, February 15, 2009 at his home. He was born December 31, 1945 in Ashtabula, the son of Halsey Spencer and Alta (Pettit) Watson and had been a lifelong area resident, graduating from Ashtabula High School. Prior to his retirement, he worked for Molded Fiberglass and previously for Reliance Electric and...
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Markus Allen Copeland

April 5, 2006 - February 14, 2009

The angels came for Markus Allen Copeland, age 2, on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at UH Rainbow Babies’ and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland. He was born April 5, 2006, the son of Mark Allen Copeland and Maria Chrischelle White. Markus loved climbing, riding his bike, running, laughing, and talking. He was a big fan of Mickey Mouse and more recently The...
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Nancy J. Stroup

February 1, 1934 - February 13, 2009

Nancy J. Stroup, 75, of the Country Club Retirement Center went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, February 13, 2009 at her home. She was born February 1, 1934 in Erie, PA, the daughter of Robert and Grace (O’Dell) Smith and had been an area resident since 1972. A woman of faith, she read her Bible and spent time with the Lord daily. She always...
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Jason John McClintic

May 23, 1983 - February 11, 2009

Jason John , 25, of East 45th Street died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 11, 2009. He was born May 23, 1983 in Ashtabula, the son of William and Susan (Warner) McClintic and had been a lifelong area resident. He attended Ashtabula High School and was a 2001 graduate of Saints John and Paul High School. He was employed by Lowe’s as a Sales Manager and was a member...
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Ethel Patricia Huffman

June 16, 1921 - February 9, 2009

Ethel Patricia Huffman, 87, of McKinley Avenue, died Monday, February 9, 2009, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born June 16, 1921 in New Lyme, the daughter of John and Katherine (Mihelick) Repasky and had been a long time area resident. Ethel worked as a gardener at Yoder’s Greenhouse for 12 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Mission and loved gardening,...
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Carol Ann Muto-Walker

January 12, 1940 - February 6, 2009

Carol Ann Muto-Walker, 69, of Cedar Avenue was released from the sorrows of the world on Friday, February 6, 2009. She was born January 12, 1940 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Edward and Eleanor (Annick) Muto and had been a lifelong area resident. Carol Ann owned and operated Walker Bait and Tackle at the Lake Shore Park boat ramp for nine years, which were the...
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Paul Richard Allen

November 17, 1932 - February 5, 2009

Paul Richard Allen, 76, formerly of Woodman Avenue died Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A lifelong resident, he was born November 17, 1932, the son of Henry David and Doris Helen (Burgess) Allen and graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1952. Prior to his retirement in 1989, he drove truck for P.I.E. for 34 years. He had...
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Jane Francis Bugansky

December 17, 1923 - February 2, 2009

Jane Francis Bugansky passed away Monday, February 2, 2009 at her home. She was born on December 17, 1923 to Jerry and Anna (Kifus) Zgonc. On October 12, 1946, she married Steven Bugansky in Ashtabula County. She had worked at the Saybrook True Temper Plant and Garfield’s Restaurant in Ashtabula. During her free time, she spent time collecting coins and stamps. ...
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James J. “Bud" Kirk

June 8, 1925 - January 31, 2009

James J. “Bud” Kirk, 83, of Valleyview Blvd. died Saturday, January 31, 2009 at Jefferson Healthcare. He was born June 8, 1925 in Luthersburg, PA, the son of James Boyd and Susan (Drocker) Kirk and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1969. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II earning a Purple Heart with 1 OLC, Bronze Star, and the...
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Betty J. Edwards

November 6, 1923 - January 26, 2009

Betty J. Edwards, 85 formerly of Ridgeview Terrace, Ashtabula, died Monday, January 26, 2009 at Andover Village Retirement Community. She was born November 6, 1923 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Lloyd and Mabel (Sechler) Ernst and has been a resident of Ashtabula since 1948. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Ashtabula. She along with her husband,...
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Irene Mitchum

March 29, 1930 - January 25, 2009

ASHTABULA – Irene Mitchem, 78, formerly of East 44th Street went peacefully to be with the Lord Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the Villa at the Lake. She was born March 29, 1930 in Wharncliffe, West Virginia, the daughter of John L. and Lake (Cantrell) Dingess and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1961. On March 17, 1947, she married John D. Mitchem. ...
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Warren Martin Miller

September 21, 1946 - January 25, 2009

ASHTABULA – Warren Martin Miller, 62, of Lake Avenue died Sunday, January 25, 2009 at his home. He was born September 21, 1946 in Cleveland, the son of Edward and Ruth (Lang) Miller and had been an Ashtabula resident most of his adult life. Prior to his retirement, he worked as an automotive mechanic and was well known for operating Miller’s Aamaco Station at Lake Avenue and West 12th...
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Stanley Paul Nizen

June 17, 1919 - January 24, 2009

Former Jefferson Mayor Stanley Paul Nizen, 89, of N. Market St. died Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Jefferson Healthcare. He was born June 17, 1919 in Cleveland, the son of John and Katherine (Thoryk) Nizen and had been a Jefferson resident most of his life. A graduate of Jefferson High School, he owned and operated several businesses in Jefferson, including...
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Arthur Edwards, Jr.

June 8, 1933 - January 23, 2009

Arthur Edwards Jr. was the first of two children born to the late Arthur Edwards Sr. and Dorothy (Smith) Edwards. He was born June 8, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio. He had one sister, Mattie Noble who preceded him in death. Arthur attended Cleveland public schools. He enjoyed boxing and was a middle weight. Arthur spoke seven different languages. He also had a love for music and song with the...
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Mary T. Coniglio

October 9, 1923 - January 22, 2009

Mary T. Coniglio, 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at Manchester Presbyterian Lodge. She was born October 9, 1923 in Oriskany, NY, the daughter of Rosolino and Domenica (Lazarra) Tuzzolino and had been an Erie resident from 1965 to 1984 and then returned in 2004 after 20 years in Florida. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great...
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Charles Albert Perry

January 26, 1931 - January 21, 2009

ASHTABULA - Charles Albert Perry, 77, of West 14th Street died Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at UH – Cleveland Medical Center. He was born January 26, 1931 in Meadville, PA, the son of Norman and Daphne (Sample) Perry and was baptized in the Catholic faith. A 1949 graduate of St. Agatha High School, Meadville, PA, he moved to Ashtabula in 1960 and worked as assistant manager at Loblaws...
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James A. "Shorty" Ford

August 28, 1920 - January 20, 2009

ASHTABULA – James A. “Shorty” Ford, 88, departed this life on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born August 28, 1920 in Colliers, WV, the third son of Deacon Johnson and Rosezella (Dixon) Ford. James was a happy child and loved his family. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Power, WV. He later...
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Curtis Nolan Atwell

August 12, 1946 - January 13, 2009

Curtis Nolan Atwell joined his heavenly family on Tuesday, January 13, 2009. He was met by his parents, Lou and Charlie Atwell who awaited him with open arms. They were joined by his sister, Gladys Sweeney and brothers, Earl Ray and his twin, Elmer. Grandpa and grandma Cleve Dunford along with nieces Anita Pratt and Sissy Vaughan, nephew Joseph Sweeney, and family friend Blanch Bell also...
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Ruth Alice Harris

June 20, 1917 - January 5, 2009

Ruth Alice Harris, 91, died Monday, January 5, 2009 at the Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 20, 1917 in Cleveland, the daughter of Harry Parker and Mabel Doris (Land) Mumea and attended East High School. An area resident since 1989, she previously lived in Indiana and Florida where she worked as a motel manager. Her...
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Gerald Alan Mapes

August 2, 1933 - January 4, 2009

Gerald Alan Mapes, 75, of North Bend Road died Sunday, January 4, 2009 at his home. He was born August 2, 1933 in Williams Co., the son of Lawrence and Carlene (Brown) Mapes and had been an area resident since 1963. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Findlay University. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was honorably discharged in 1961. ...
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Jean (Crockett) Smith

March 28, 1924 - January 2, 2009

Jean (Crockett) Smith 84, formerly of East 40th Street, died Friday, January 2, 2009 at Country Club Retirement Center. She was born March 28, 1924 in DeKalb, Mississippi, the daughter of Lawrence and Pearl (Terry) Crockett. During WWII, she was a welder on the ships. She and her husband, Elliott founded E&J Glass in Ashtabula in 1949 and operated the business...
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William James Chandler

July 27, 1918 - December 28, 2008

William James Chandler, 90, of Chandler Road, Plymouth Twp. died Sunday, December 28, 2008. He was born June 27, 1918 in Port Allegheny, PA, the son of William and Ola (Goulden) Chandler and had been an area resident most of his life. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a carpenter for Walsh Construction and the Carpenter’s Union. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World...
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Mary Thomas

July 14, 1948 - December 26, 2008

Mary Muto Kirkland Thomas, 60, died unexpectedly Friday, December 26, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born July 14, 1948 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Edward and Eleanor (Annick) Muto, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Akron about 2 years ago. A 1966 graduate of St. John High School, she worked for CEI, the Spot Café,...
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Marjorie "Margie" Louis DiNickle

November 21, 1943 - December 25, 2008

Margie Louis “Marjorie” DiNickle, 65, died Thursday, December 25, 2008 at the Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born November 21, 1943 in Nauvoo, AL, the daughter of Raymond and Carrie L. (Jones) Black. An area resident for many years, she enjoyed listening to country music on her favorite radio station WKKY. Her survivors include her former husband of 17 years...
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Catherine Rose Carlo

January 12, 1919 - December 23, 2008

Catherine Rose Carlo died Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. At her request, no services or calling hours will be held. Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements.
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Alice Jean Moline

April 2, 1942 - December 21, 2008

Alice Jean Moline, 66, of Columbus Avenue died Sunday, December 21, 2008 after a lengthy illness. She was born April 2, 1942 in Warren, the daughter of Lawrence A. and Catherine E. (Lynch) Taylor and had been a longtime Ashtabula resident. Mrs. Moline loved to spend time with her family and especially her grandchildren who were the light of her life. She also enjoyed camping, fishing in...
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Okey Kurtis Runnion

January 13, 1946 - December 19, 2008

Okey Kurtis Runnion, 62, of Columbus Avenue died Friday, December 19, 2008 at his home. He was born January 13, 1946 in Clay County, WV, the son of William and Esta (Riggs) Runnion and had been an Ashtabula resident most of his life. He worked for ENPAC in Eastlake for the past 17 years as a finisher and previously had been employed by Hollacher’s Mushroom Farm. A...
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Joanne Elizabeth Bernardo

February 4, 1948 - December 11, 2008

Joanne Elizabeth Bernardo, 60, of West 9th Street passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born February 4, 1948 in Windsor, the daughter of Joseph and Harriet (Moody) Miller and had been a lifelong Ashtabula County resident. She worked for the past 12 years as a clerk/buyer for Plasticolors and previously as a...
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Norman Scott Dille

June 26, 1973 - December 10, 2008

ASHTABULA – Norman Scott Dille, 35, peacefully went to be with our Lord at Hospice House in Cleveland on Wednesday, December 10, 2008. He was born June 26, 1973 in Cleveland, the son of Sherwood O. and Margo (Scafuro) Dille, Jr. and had been a St. Petersburg, FL area resident for 15 years before returning to Ashtabula. A 1991 graduate of St. John High School and recipient of the “True...
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Charlotte Ann (Hamilton) Jalovec

May 2, 1950 - December 10, 2008

AUSTINBURG – Charlotte Ann (Hamilton) Jalovec, 58, died on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at the Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 2, 1950 in McDowell, KY, the daughter of Ishmel and Zinal (Osborne) Hamilton. A 1968 graduate of Ashtabula High School, she moved to Westlake in 1982 and returned to Austinburg in 2004. A member of her father’s church, the...
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Hazel J. Glotzbecker

March 25, 1918 - December 8, 2008

Hazel J. Glotzbecker, 90 died Monday December 8, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. She was born March 25, 1918 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Harry W. and Lottie E. (Simmons) Kester and had been a lifelong area resident. A 1936 graduate of Ashtabula High School, she was a member of the Shorewood Garden Club, the Ashtabula African Violet Society and TOPS. She...
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Mark Douglas Anderson

December 9, 1967 - December 6, 2008

Mark Douglas Anderson, 40, died unexpectedly Saturday, December 6, 2008. He was born December 9, 1967 in Ashtabula, the son of Robert and Carol (Wheeler) Anderson and had been a Pittsburgh resident for the past 10 years. He graduated from Harbor High School and had been employed with Verizon. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was an avid reader who loved...
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James D. Harris

June 22, 1933 - December 3, 2008

James D. Harris, 75, of Lake Avenue died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at his home. He was born June 22, 1933 in Mentor, the son of James R. and Gertrude V. (Goodrich) Harris and had been an area resident for the past 20 years, moving here from Arizona. A 1951 graduate of Mentor High School, he worked most of his life as a mechanic, retiring from H & H...
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Merle Charles "J.R." Betts, Jr.

March 17, 1947 - December 3, 2008

Merle Charles “J.R.” Betts Jr., 61, died unexpectedly on December 3, 2008 at the Hamot Medical Center in Erie. He was born the son of Merle C. Betts Sr. and Madeline Chero in Conneaut on March 17, 1947. After graduating Conneaut High School, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He had worked as a mechanic for Premix and Pinney Dock. ...
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Cheryl Ann Keen

May 17, 1967 - December 2, 2008

ASHTABULA – Cheryl Ann Keen, 41, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at UH – Geneva Medical Center. She was born May 17, 1967 in Ashtabula, the daughter of John and Shirley (Mosher) Woissol and had been a lifelong area resident. She attended Harbor High School and worked as a nurse’s aide at several local nursing homes. Cheryl attended the Pentecostal Church of God and was...
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Dale Harmon Blank

April 2, 1925 - December 1, 2008

Dale Harmon Blank, 83, passed away on Monday, December 1, 2008. Dale was born April 2, 1925 in Kingsville, where he lived (except for his time in the Navy) until he married Jean Eleanor Kohut and they made their home in Ashtabula. Many will know him from his heating and air conditioning service, Blank Heating Co., which he started after their move to Saybrook in...
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Edmond Gilbert Austin

April 26, 1938 - November 30, 2008

Edmond Gilbert Austin died at his home Sunday, November 30, 2008 at the age of 70. Edmond was born in Ashtabula, Ohio on April 26, 1938. His early years were spent in the Miami and Homestead, Florida area. He and his mother moved back to the Ashtabula area about 1945. He worked in the chemical industry for over 40 years in a number of capacities, beginning with...
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Antonia Marie Goodman

January 12, 1948 - November 29, 2008

Antonia Marie Goodman, 60, of Thayer Avenue died Saturday, November 29, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center following a short battle with lung cancer. She was born January 12, 1948 in Texas, the daughter of Antonio and Faye Seratta and had returned to Ashtabula in October after living in Vinton, OH for the past 14 years. Prior to her retirement, she worked...
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Joan Leslyn Engelman

November 28, 2008

Following a long illness, Joan Leslyn Engelman, beloved wife of Martin J. Engelman, passed away Friday, November 28, 2008 at her home in Ashtabula Township surrounded by her family. Joan was born in Waukesha, WI, the daughter of Lester and Ada (Rose) Mittelsteadt, and recently celebrated her 62nd birthday with family at Thanksgiving. Joan was educated at many primary and secondary...
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Janice F. Carano

December 28, 1927 - November 27, 2008

Janice F. Carano passed away quietly early Thursday morning November 27, 2008 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law. Born December 28, 1927, she was actively involved with Good Neighbors of Cuyahoga Falls, Ashtabula County Animal Protective League, and did volunteer work for the blind and other humanitarian organizations. Her empathy and generosity were among her greatest...
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Donald Wayne Heino

June 8, 1931 - November 25, 2008

Rev. Donald Wayne Heino, Emeritus, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, 77, of West 9th Street died Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 8, 1931 in Ashtabula, the son of Jacob and Minnie (Renko) Heino. A graduate of Harbor High School, he served his country during the Korean War in the United States Marine Corps from...
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Phyllis Diane (Menough) Warner

May 23, 1943 - November 24, 2008

Phyllis Diane (Menough) Warner, 65, died Monday, November 24, 2008 at Geneva Village Retirement Community. She was born May 23, 1943 in Wellsville, the daughter of Howard and Gertrude (Eisenhuth) Menough and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1992. A 1961 graduate of Geneva High School, Mrs. Warner worked as an account clerk for Geneva State Park for 27 years. ...
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Claude Thomas Hicks

February 8, 1950 - November 20, 2008

Claude “Tom” Thomas Hicks, 58, died unexpectedly, November 20, 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Hicks was born February 8, 1950 in Kernersville, NC, the son of James and Nora (Caulder) Hicks. Mr. Hicks had been a resident of the Ashtabula area for over 20 years. Mr. Hicks had a great love of people and in return was loved by many. He was known “to give you the shirt from his...
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Burritt Seymour Hubbard, Jr.

July 13, 1923 - November 19, 2008

CONCORD TOWNSHIP – Burritt Seymour Hubbard, Jr., 85, a financial analyst and descendant of one of Ashtabula’s founding families, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at his home following a long illness. Mr. Hubbard was born on Friday, July 13, 1923 in Ashtabula, to Burritt S. Hubbard Sr. and Elizabeth (Harmon) Hubbard. His ancestors immigrated to Ashtabula County in the 18th...
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Reed "Jack" Landon

September 19, 1923 - November 17, 2008

Reed “Jack” Landon, 85, of South Ridge East passed away on November 17, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born September 19, 1923 in Ashtabula, Ohio, the son of Lewis and Velma (Baker) Landon and had been an area resident over 80 years. Prior to his retirement, he worked as an engineer on the railroad. A veteran of the U.S. Navy...
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Lula Murphy

January 15, 1911 - November 14, 2008

KINGSVILLE – Lula “Mama” Murphy, 97, formerly of South Woodman Ave., died on Friday, November 14, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. Mrs. Murphy was born January 15, 1911 in Jackson,TN, the daughter of Floyd and Frances (Dorn) Horton. She married Wade Murphy and the family moved to Ashtabula in 1956. Prior to working for Rockwell and Goodwill Industries, Mrs. Murphy was a...
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Juanita R. Marshall

September 14, 1936 - November 13, 2008

Juanita R. Marshall, 72, of West Avenue died Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Carington Park. She was born September 14, 1936 in East St. Louis, IL, the daughter of Daniel and Viola (Stevenson) Rawls and had been an Ashtabula resident most of her life. A homemaker most of her life, she had worked for Sears on Main Avenue for 10 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and...
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Roosevelt Young, Sr.

February 21, 1930 - November 10, 2008

ASHTABULA – Roosevelt Young, Sr., 78, of West Avenue died Monday, November 10, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born February 21, 1930 in Tutwiler, MS, the son of Miles and Susanna (Boles) Young and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1955, moving here from Illinois. Prior to his retirement in 1991 as head utility furnace operator, he worked for Elkem Metals and...
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Ethel Dolgosh

September 8, 1916 - November 7, 2008

Ethel Dolgosh, a longtime Ashtabula resident, died Nov. 7 at Country Club Retirement Center in Ashtabula, where she had lived for the past year. She was 92. Born Sept. 8, 1916, in Cleveland, Ethel was the youngest daughter born to Hungarian immigrants Joseph and Elizabeth (Ormos) Gogany. When Ethel was 4, her mother died and her father temporarily placed his children under the care of an...
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Robert L. Turner, Sr.

November 13, 1927 - November 6, 2008

Robert L. Turner, Sr., 80, of East 45th Street died Thursday, November 6, 2008 at the home of his son, Robert Turner, Jr. He was born November 13, 1927 in Masontown, WV, the son of Fred and Pluma (White) Turner and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1965. On February 22, 1953, he married Mary Ann Matthews. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean Conflict. He...
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Diane M. Goodwin

November 15, 1957 - November 4, 2008

Diane “Diva” Goodwin, 50, went home to the Lord unexpectedly on November 4, 2008. She was born to the late Beatrice (Jones) and Demas “Pipe” Moore, Sr. in Ashtabula on November 15, 1957. She professed her service to the Lord at a young age and was a member of Greater Promise Baptist Church. Diane loved life and was not bashful about living it to its fullest. She grew up on 40 Acres...
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Florence A. Olson

March 2, 1910 - October 31, 2008

Florence A. Olson, 98, of North Ridge Road East died Friday, October 31, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born March 2, 1910 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Elmer and Lillian (Large) Metcalf and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident A no-nonsense, matter-of-fact lady, she was a devoted homemaker who loved taking care of her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed...
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Donald E. Reed

October 28, 2008

Donald E. Reed, 83, formerly of Lake Road West died Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula.
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Walter Leo Olkowski

April 7, 1922 - October 25, 2008

Walter Leo Olkowski, 86, formerly of Union Avenue passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. He was born April 7, 1922 in Cleveland, the son of Walter and Martha (Sadowski) Olkowski and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1936. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a valve repairman at the RMI Sodium Plant and previously worked on the railroad...
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Antoinette Paine Mitchell Koski

February 13, 1925 - October 24, 2008

Antoinette “Toni” Paine Mitchell Koski, 83, died Friday, October 24, 2008 at her home. Toni was born in Ashtabula on Friday, February 13, 1925, and always felt a Friday the 13th was her lucky day. Her parents were Donald W. and Antoinette P. Mitchell. She was a life-long Ashtabula resident of which she was extremely proud. She attended Ashtabula High School where she played the...
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Stella Howell

December 8, 1926 - October 21, 2008

ASHTABULA –Stella Howell, 81, formerly of Tivision Place went to be with the Lord on Tuesday. Jesus sent His angels to bring her home to Heaven on October 21, 2008 from the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born December 8, 1926 in Bypro, KY, the daughter of Thomas and Bertha (Hall) Smith and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1965. A 1946 graduate of McDowell High School,...
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Dempsey Hamilton

September 8, 1943 - October 21, 2008

Dempsey Hamilton, 65, of State Road South died Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at his home. He was born September 8, 1943 in Big Mud, Floyd Co., KY, the son of Robert Lee and Nerva Jane (Paige) Hamilton and had been an Ashtabula resident most of his life. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a grower and designer for Giraro’s Florist. His greatest passion...
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Pauline E. Thompson

November 2, 1916 - October 12, 2008

ASHTABULA – Pauline E. Thompson, 91, formerly of Walrath Circle, North Kingsville died on Sunday, October 12, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center She was born November 2, 1916, the daughter of Walter C. and Harriet (Crecraft) Calaway and had been a lifelong area resident. A graduate of Ashtabula High School, she worked as a secretary and switchboard operator for Reliance Electric...
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Albert Wilkinson

May 5, 1924 - October 12, 2008

Albert Wilkinson, 84, of Morgan Dr. died on Sunday, October 12, 2008 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. Born May 5, 1924 in Cleveland, he was the son of William and Edith (Beaver) Wilkinson and been a life long Ashtabula resident. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during WWII as a Motorcycle Messenger. He owned and operated Wilkinson Paving and Excavating for many years and was always...
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Ronald John Rylance

January 17, 1921 - October 11, 2008

Ronald John Rylance Sr., 87, of Woodman Avenue, died, Saturday, October 11, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born January 17, 1921 in Oakland, CA, the son of Henry and Mary Ann (Jeffers) Rylance and had been an Ashtabula resident for the past 23 years. Prior to his retirement, he owned and operated his own construction company. He enjoyed working and taking care of...
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Suzanne Hummer

October 19, 1947 - September 29, 2008

ASHTABULA - Suzanne Hummer, 60, formally of 720 East 16th Street, Ashtabula, passed away on September 29, 2008 at Carington Park following a six month illness. Suzanne was born October 19, 1947, the daughter of Bob and Susan Hummer. Suzanne was a 1966 graduate of Harbor High School and a lifelong resident of Ashtabula. A member of Mount Carmel Church. Suzanne was employed at Nelson...
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Gabriel Demshar, Jr.

December 23, 1940 - September 28, 2008

Gabriel “Gabe” Demshar, Jr. of Jefferson-Eagleville Road lost his courageous battle against numerous health issues at the Cleveland Clinic on Sunday, September 28, 2008. He never asked “Why me?”, but was an inspiration for those around him as he suffered with the debilitating effects of diabetes. He was born the son of Gabriel and Bertha Demshar on December 23, 1940 in North Bessmer...
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Roy Marvin Brown

January 20, 1944 - September 26, 2008

ASHTABULA - Roy Marvin Brown, 64, of Woodman Avenue died Friday, September 26, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born January 20, 1944 in Weston, WV, the son of Marion and Ruby (Beckner) Brown and had been an Ashtabula resident for 48 years. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a purchasing agent for Ayrshire, Inc. in Chardon. He enjoyed genealogy, researching his...
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Richard Lewis Puthoff

November 26, 1948 - September 12, 2008

Richard Lewis Puthoff, 59, of West 9th St. and previously of Warren died Friday, September 12, 2008 at his home. He was born November 26, 1948 in Richmond, IN, the son Lewis and Arlene (Hartman) Puthoff and had been an Ashtabula county resident most of his life. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Vietnam War. He worked as landscaper and enjoyed fishing, 60’s music on a...
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Paul Alan Gunter

December 23, 1965 - September 11, 2008

Paul Alan Gunter, 42, of Mentor died unexpectedly Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Lake East Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born December 23, 1965 in Richmond Hts., the son of Walter and Evelyn (White) Gunter and had been an Ashtabula area resident most of his life. A 1984 graduate of Ashtabula High School and the tool and die program at ACJVS,...
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Ronnie Osborne

May 11, 1949 - September 8, 2008

Ronnie Osborne, age 59, died Monday, September 8, 2008 at his cabin in Kellettville, PA. He was born May 11, 1949 in East McDowell, KY, the son of Tramble and Josie (Caudill) Osborne. He was a graduate of Harbor High School and served during the Vietnam War in Okinowa, Japan after being drafted in to the U.S. Army. He married Betty Lou Miggo on April 17, 1976 in Ashtabula, Ohio. The joy...
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Peter Anthony Mauro

December 2, 1925 - September 7, 2008

Peter Anthony Mauro, age 82, died Sunday, September 7, 2008 after having fought a yearlong battle with cancer. Born December 2, 1925, in Ashtabula, he was the son of Michael Mauro and Stephanie (Candela) Mauro-DiAngelo. On October 19, 1946, he married the love of his life, Shirley Kendall in Ashtabula. They were to celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary this fall. Pete was recognized...
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Betty L. Meier

April 8, 1927 - September 4, 2008

NORTH KINGSVILLE – Betty L. Meier, 81, of East Center Street died Thursday, September 4, 2008 at her home. She was born April 8, 1927 in Shippenville, PA, the daughter of Christopher and Rosa (Best) Shrum and has been an area resident for over 40 years. A member of Messiah Lutheran Church, she belonged to the Daytimers group of the church. She liked playing cards, needlepoint, cross...
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Brenda Lee Osborne

May 20, 1963 - September 2, 2008

Brenda Lee Osborne, 45, of North Bend Road died Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at her home. She was born May 20, 1963 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Palmer and Dora (Collins) Osborne and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident, graduating from Harbor High School in 1981. She worked as a nurse’s aid assistant at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Madison and previously with Hilltop...
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Robert Jakob Deak

February 4, 2008 - September 2008

Robert Jakob Ellis “RJ” Deak, 6 months, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept 1, 2008 at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He was born February 4, 2008 in Ashtabula, the son of Christopher Emerick and Andrea Deak. RJ loved to eat and rest on his Tow Mater pillow from the movie “Cars”. His first name was in honor of his great uncles, Robert Shinault and Robert Hopson. His big brother...
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Dustin Rodney Gibson

September 2008

ASHTABULA – Dustin Rodney James Gibson was stillborn at Ashtabula County Medical Center on Monday, September 1, 2008. Dustin is survived by his parents, Amanda and D-Ray Gibson; his sisters, Brianna Marie Ola Dunford and Courtney Nicole Gibson, both of Conneaut; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Alison Dunford of Conneaut; paternal grandparents, Danny (Lisa) Gibson of VA and Teresa Donithan...
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John Ross

May 5, 1932 - August 26, 2008

John Ross, 76, died Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at Park Haven Home. Mr. Ross was born in Baxter, KY, on May 5, 1932 the son of Henry and Bula (Yett) Ross. He worked as a mechanic at Elken Metals for over 35 years prior to retirement. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Ross loved to take long walks along Lake Erie and especially loved the outdoors. He is...
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Manuel Estephan Diaz

October 6, 1948 - August 22, 2008

Manuel Estephan Diaz, 59, formerly of West 50th Street, Ashtabula died Friday, August 22, 2008 at Geneva Pointe Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born October 6, 1948 in Havanna, Cuba, the only child of Manuel and Elsie (Haskett) Diaz and came to America at six years of age. He lived in New York City for many years and enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve during the Vietnam War. He...
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Jack E. Jarvis

November 29, 1930 - August 15, 2008

Jack E. Jarvis, 77, of State Road died Friday, August 15, 2008 at his home. He was born November 29, 1930 in Rock Cave, WV, the son of Bruce and Lona (Brake) Jarvis and had been an Ashtabula resident most of his life. A “winter Texan”, he spent the cold weather months in Mission, TX for many years. He served as president of Greenleaf Trucking after assuming the operation of the...
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Veda Cornelia Rearic

December 31, 1920 - August 13, 2008

Veda Cornelia Rearic, 87, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at Park Haven Home. She was born December 31, 1920 in Homer City, PA, the daughter of James and Clara (Henry) Donaldson and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1956. She enjoyed bingo and spending time with her grandson. She loved to go for rides on the spur of the moment and get out and see the world. Her survivors include her...
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William R. Hall

October 1934 - August 12, 2008

William R. "Scoop" Hall died on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at Ashtabula County Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born October 1, 1934 in Pierpont, Ohio, the son of Grace G. (Mintmier) Hall. After graduating from Pierpont High School in 1952, he served two years in the Army Signal Corps. Mr. Hall was employed at the Pennsylvania Rail Road Dock Office and later was Director of...
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Gloria Jean Rought

January 23, 1947 - August 9, 2008

Gloria Jean Rought, 61, of North Ridge Road East passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008 following a recent diagnosis with lung cancer. She was born January 23, 1947 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Floyd and Elsie (Nolder) Lemmon and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident. A devoted homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, watching the food network, and spending time with her family, especially her...
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George Richard Green

October 31, 1920 - August 8, 2008

George Richard Green, age 87, of West Morgan Road, Jefferson, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2008 at ACMC Hospice Unit, Ashtabula. Born October 31, 1920, in Willoughby, he was the son of the late Amos G. and Ida (Bortz) Green. He was married to the late Ruth E. Gonder whom he married August 2, 1939, and who preceeded him on December 11, 2005. A longtime area resident, Mr. Green was a U...
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Barbara Ann Gomolski

February 7, 1945 - August 2, 2008

Barbara Ann Gomolski, 63, of Adams Avenue died Saturday, August 2, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. Born on February 7, 1945 in Painesville, she was the daughter of Floyd and Beverly (Arnold) Jewell and had been an Ashtabula resident most of her life. After high school, she received her cosmetologist license and spent most of her life working as a nurse’s aide in nursing homes...
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Deloris M. Capuano

June 7, 1929 - July 30, 2008

Deloris "Dee" Marie Capuano, 79, formerly of Ashtabula, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 in Erie, PA after a long battle with cancer. She was born on June 7, 1929 IN Ashtabula, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Oldaker) Rossi. What started out as a childhood dream, turned into a lifelong ambition for area hairstylist, Dee Capuano. Before completing cosmetology school, she had opened her...
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Robert F. "Sheephead" Loveland

July 16, 1955 - July 28, 2008

Robert F. “Sheephead” Loveland, 53, a lifelong resident of Conneaut passed away Monday, July 28, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center from Alcoholic Dementia and Cancer. Born July 16, 1955 in Conneaut, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Madolyn J. (Simmons) Loveland. He lived the past 5 months with his daughter Kathryn in Dorset and the previous 6 months with his son, Robert...
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Richard Richardson

April 16, 1937 - July 27, 2008

Richard Richardson, 71 of West Avenue, died Sunday, July 27, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. He was born on April 16, 1937 in Columbus, GA, the son of Henry Smith and Olivia Richardson. He moved to the Ashtabula area about 40 years ago from Cleveland. He was a member of the Hiawatha Church of God in Christ and enjoyed walking, watching old western movies and talking with his...
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Larry Stoneman

January 17, 1941 - July 14, 2008

Larry E. Stoneman, 67, of South Ridge West, died on Monday, July 14, 2008 at his home. He was born to Eugene and Gladys (Richardson) Stoneman on January 17, 1941 in Ivanhoe, Virginia. Larry graduated from Ashtabula High School and worked as a press operator for Ashtabula Bow Socket for over 25 years. Larry enjoyed bowling, reading western and science fiction books, but above all, he...
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Violet Irene Blanton

December 9, 1950 - July 12, 2008

Violet Irene Blanton, 57, of Cornell Avenue died unexpectedly Saturday, July 12, 2008 at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She was born December 9, 1950 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Ernest and Myrtle (McKinley) McCabe and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident. An Elvis fanatic, she also enjoyed bingo, shopping, spending time on the computer, and being with her family and grandchildren. ...
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Alberta Murphy

July 20, 1923 - July 11, 2008

Alberta Murphy, 84, died Friday, July 11, 2008 at Cleveland Clinic. She was born July 20, 1923 in Whiteville, TN, the daughter of David and Pearl (Rivers) Wilkes and had been an Ashtabula resident most of her life, moving from Tennessee in 1952. Prior to her retirement in 1988, she worked for North American Rockwell in the plastics division. A member of Apostolic Faith Church of God, Mrs...
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George W. DuFour

January 24, 1929 - July 11, 2008

George W. DuFour, age 79 of Lake Street passed away Friday, July 11, 2008 after fighting complications from a hemorrhagic stroke, which he suffered on January 1, 2008. He was born January 24, 1929 in Elverton, West Virginia, the son of George and Jennie (McCormick) DuFour. Throughout his life, George was an avid Cleveland sports fan and also enjoyed following West Virginia University sports...
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Earmon Howell

August 27, 1927 - June 25, 2008

Earmon Howell, 80, formerly of Tivision Place went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center due to complications from a recent surgery. He was born August 27, 1927 in Dony, KY, the son of John D. and Martha (Orsborne) Howell and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1965. Prior to his retirement in 1981, he worked for the Construction Laborers’...
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Jean Eleanor Masek

January 11, 1920 - June 22, 2008

Jean Eleanor Gill Masek, 88, of Parrish Road died Sunday, June 22, 2008 at UH – Conneaut Medical Center. Born January 11, 1920 in Medina, OH to Florence (Braden) and John W. Gill, she graduated from Medina High School in 1938. She continued her education at Darvus School of Design in Cleveland, OH. She had love and talent for sewing, clothing design, and construction. She was a partner in a...
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John Paul Golembiowski

February 17, 1916 - June 20, 2008

John Paul Golembiowski, 92, of Overly Road died on Friday, June 20, 2008 at his home. He was born February 17, 1916 in Sato, Winnipeg, Canada, the son of Peter and Lucy (Jocupchinski) Golembiowski and had been a Jefferson area resident most of his life, working his family farm. A veteran of the US Army Air Corps, he served during World War II. A former member of the Jefferson VFW, he...
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Marvin L. Whipple

April 29, 1944 - June 16, 2008

Marvin L. Whipple, 64, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 16, 2008 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. Born April 29, 1944 in Ashtabula, he was the son of Leroy and Arlene (Crooms) Whipple. Marvin graduated from Jefferson High School in 1962 and was a graduate of Kent State University with an Associates degree in Computer Technology. He was employed by Rockwell Brake and various...
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Marvin L. Whipple

April 29, 1944 - June 16, 2008

Marvin L. Whipple, 64, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 16, 2008 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. Born April 29, 1944 in Ashtabula, he was the son of Leroy and Arlene (Crooms) Whipple. Marvin graduated from Jefferson High School in 1962 and was a graduate of Kent State University with an Associates degree in Computer Technology. He was employed by Rockwell Brake and various...
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Hillard Louis Koeth, Jr.

September 8, 1950 - June 14, 2008

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP – Hillard Louis Koeth, Jr, 57, of Gerald Road died Saturday, June 14, 2008 at his home. He was born September 8, 1950 in Euclid, the son of Hillard Sr. and Carol (Hamlin) Koeth and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1976, moving from Madison. A 1968 graduate of Euclid High School, he worked 32 years for Ohio Bell and Ameritech before retiring in 2001. On April 26,...
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Alfred Eugene Rainey

December 31, 1939 - June 9, 2008

Alfred Eugene Rainey, 68, of Superior Avenue died unexpectedly Monday, June 9, 2008 at his home. He was born December 31, 1939 in New Castle, PA, the son of Louis and Geraldine (Harshman) Rainey and had been an area resident for the past 15 years. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he entered the service in 1957. He was a carpenter in his younger years and worked for City Cab in Ashtabula...
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Esta Mae Stegall

February 18, 1913 - June 6, 2008

Esta Mae Stegall, 95, of East 14th Street died Friday, June 6, 2008 at her home. She was born February 18, 1913 in Lafollette, TN, the daughter of Jesse and Anna Belle (Winton) Siler and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1944. A charter member of the New Hope (formerly Jesus Only) Pentecostal Church, she was active in the church, especially involved with visitations of the sick. She was...
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Elsie Lorene DuFour

December 14, 1934 - June 6, 2008

Elsie Lorene DuFour, 73, of Lake Street passed away Friday, June 6, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer and heart disease. She was born December 14, 1934 in Wyndal, WV, the daughter of Albert E. and Vernie E. (Martin) Kessler. She graduated from Collins High School, Oak Hill, WV in 1952. During her senior year, she was named Most Valuable Player (Basketball). Throughout her life,...
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Vivian Ilene Turley

February 3, 1950 - June 3, 2008

Vivian Ilene Turley, 58, died Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at Regency Hospital. She was born February 3, 1950 in Wharncliffe, WV, the daughter of Lewis and Lillian (Martin) Bowen and had been a Ravenna resident for the past 8 years, previously living in Ashtabula. Vivian traveled extensively with her family and husband, who was in the Army for 20 years. She also loved to sing gospel and Christian...
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