Michael D. Manyo
Michael D. Manyo, 63, of Ashtabula, passed away at home Sunday, January 14, 2018.
He was born June 9, 1954 in Ashtabula, the son of Nicholas George and Phyllis Ann (Lapham) Manyo. He graduated from Edgewood High School, Class of 1972, and remained a lifelong area resident.
Over the years Mike proudly worked at Lake County Job and Family services, and the Ashtabula YMCA, where he was a youth leader and taught youth soccer. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his beloved dog Ann Marie.
He is survived by his sisters, Janet (Jeff) Maille and Renee (John) Fusco; brother, Nick (Bonnie) Manyo, and many nieces and nephews.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dennis Manyo.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 19, 2018 from 10-11AM with a service to follow at 11AM at St. Joseph Church, 3312 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, with Rev. Fr. David Bridling presiding. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Ashtabula YMCA, 263 W Prospect Rd.
Stanley Kenneth Brown III
Stanley Kenneth Brown III, 34, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Ashtabula County Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was born on April 2, 1983 in Painesville, Ohio the son of Stanley Brown, Jr. and the late Ruth Jacobs.
Stan attended Harvey High School and had previously worked for Toproc Ink Tattoo Studio in Cleveland. He was an excellent tattoo artist and loved to draw. Stan was also a mechanic by trade and had the ability to make anything out of anything. His family often referred to him as “Macgyver” and will miss him dearly.
Stanley is survived by his father, Stanley Brown, Jr.; his loving wife, Shannon Pierce; his children, Stanley Brown, IV, Jaylynn Brown, Nevaeh Brown, Jaylen Pierce, Isabella Pierce, and Kristina Pierce; his sisters, Tammy Jacobs, Ginnie Jacobs and Holly Jacobs; his brother, James Hennessey; his grandmother, Vivian Varner; and his step-father, Fred Hennessey.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Jacobs; his grandfather, Bill Haynes.
Private services will be held and his ashes will be inurned at Chestnut Grove Cemetery.
Ducro Funeral Home and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula is handling arrangements. www.ducro.com
Charlotte Jean Lyons
Charlotte Jean Lyons, age 84, of Perry met her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Charlotte was born on October 1, 1933 in Perry, she was the daughter of the late Bertha and Fredrick Lyons. She worked in retail at the former Fisher Big Wheel and Ladies and Gentleman’s in Mentor. Charlotte loved to knit and enjoyed arts and crafts and making hook rugs. She was a very ambitious and independent person and loved the Lord.
Survivors are her Loving Sister Ruth Zsigray of Perry, Nieces Darlene King of Perry and Diana (David) Layman of Madison, Nephew Leslie Zsigray of Perry,
Preceded in death by sisters Artha Lyons, Irene Kline, Brothers, James, Fredrick, Kenneth and Charles Lyons, and Nephew Jack Zsigray.
Visitation will be held 6-8 PM Friday at the Potti Funeral Home 2726 Hubbard Rd. Madison, Ohio 44057
Funeral service will be 11:00 am Saturday January 20th, 2018 at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Perry Cemetery.
Honorable Judge Charles G. Hague
Honorable Judge Charles G. Hague (Ret) 75 of Ashtabula died Monday (January 15th) at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born March 2, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, and was the son of Nelson and Mabel (Caldwell) Hague and has been a life time area resident.
Robert D. “Butch” Runyan, Jr.
Robert D. “Butch” Runyan, Jr., age 65, died at home on Monday, January 15, 2018. He was born on March 15, 1952 in Conneaut, Ohio, a son of Phyllis Mae (Casbourne) Litwiler and Robert Dale Runyan, Sr. Butch worked as the store room clerk for Ohio Edison-First Energy for over forty-two years, retiring in April of 2017. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Andover, Ohio. Butch was a member of the following Masonic Lodges, Triandria Masonic Lodge No. 780 where he was past master, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons North East Lodge No. 8, Grand Council Royal & Select Masons Conneaut Council Lodge No. 40, Columbian Commandery Knights Templar Lodge No. 52, Scottish Rite Valley of Cleveland and the Covered Bridge OES Chapter No. 591. He sailed on the Great Lakes on the SS Edmund Fitzgerald in his late teens and he enjoyed fishing and boating, detailing cars, spending time with his children and grandchildren. Butch always had a story to tell that ended in a joke and loved his cat LBC.
He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his two children, Jacob A. (Catie Fisher) Runyan of Broadview Heights, Ohio and Mae M. (Jeremy) Zing of Uniontown, Ohio and his two grandchildren, Layla and Xavier.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect Street, Andover, Ohio. A Masonic service will be held at 7:00pm with a funeral service to follow. Private burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Triandria Masonic Lodge. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Robert Gordon Brockway
Robert Gordon Brockway, age 75 of Perry, passed away Thursday January 11, 2018 at home. He was born October 24, 1942 to Ethel Means and Paul Brockway in Painesville, Ohio.
Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather whom we cherish deeply in our hearts. He was a graduate of The Bailey Technical Schools for Diesel-Gasoline Engine Mechanic. He was a master mechanic of diesel, automotive and small engines. His heart was devoted to Joyce Marie Dodge, and they were married on June 26th, 1965 in Fairport, Ohio. He designed and produced hovercraft prototypes and enjoyed building and piloting them on land and water. He retired from Painesville Country Club after serving as Chief Mechanic of Operations. His favorite pastime was performing electrostatic experiments and frequently posting them on his YouTube channel. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Robert is survived by his children, Janice Brockway (Edward Kozelka), and William Brockway; grandson, Raymond; sisters, Nancy Wakowski and Kathy (Doug) Heath; and brother, David (Karen) Brockway. He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Joyce; and his brothers, Ron and Phil Brockway.
Friends and family will be received on Wednesday January 17th, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, Ohio. Burial will take place at a later date.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Annette Ryan Palo
Annette Ryan Palo, age 72 of Chardon, passed away on January 13, 2018 at home. She was born on September 7, 1945 in Painesville, Ohio to Anna M. Jooe and Richard E. Ryan.
Annette was preceded by her parents; her twin sister, Ann M. Fryman; and her brother Richard Ryan.
Private family services are pending, and the Behm Family Funeral Home of Madison, Ohio is honored to serve Annette’s family at this time.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Richard E. Turner
Richard E. Turner, 76, of Painesville Township, formerly of Thompson, died Monday, January 15, 2018. He was born December 10, 1941 in Washington Court House, OH to Bevis and Betty Jane Turner and had resided in Thompson most of his life.
Rich worked as a dispatcher with R.W. Sidley Co. in Thompson, retiring after 44 years. He enjoyed riding his Honda Goldwing motorcycle, riding through all 48 continental states. He was a member of the Goldwing Road Riding Club and Northern Ohio Precision Drill Team. He also enjoyed playing golf and attending his grandkids activities.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra E. (Dewey); daughters Tracey (Bob) Gockel and Dawn (Jack) Tankovich, both of Mentor; grandchildren Kristen and Kyle Tankovich and Brooke Gockel. He was preceded in death by siblings William and Karen Turner and his parents.
Friends will be received Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St. Madison. A funeral will be Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Final Resting place will be Maple Grove Cemetery, Thompson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110-9915.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Clayton Dale Tredway
Clayton Dale Tredway, 62, of North Kingsville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, January 12, 2018.
He was born September 2, 1955 in Conneaut, the son of Edward Franklin and Helen Louise (Bunch) Tredway. Clayton graduated from Edgewood High School and remained a lifelong area resident. Clayton enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served our country from 1973-1975 and then again from 1982-1985.
Clayton married the love of his life, Marti Thompson, on September 4, 1976. Clayton was a jack of all trades and worked at many places over the years, but most recently he was an underground electrician for First Energy.
Mr. Tredway loved hunting and guns, he enjoyed old cars, tinkering around the house and working in his yard, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Clayton is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marti; sons, Jeremy (Joy) Tredway, and Andrew (April) Tredway; granddaughters, Jasper, Juniper, Aberlynn, Aubrey, and Allie Tredway; Mother, Helen Tredway; brothers, Edward “Dewayne”(Lenore), Robert (Gayle), John (Connie), Jeff, Ronald (Bianca), and Thomas Tredway; sisters, Lois Fair, Karen (Bobby) Hunneycutt, and Amy Talbert; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Edward.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12 Pm at the Edgewood Church of the Nazarene, 3025 N. Ridge Rd. E., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut is assisting the family. Online obituary and condolences at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com
Barbara “Barb” A. Curtis
Barbara “Barb” A. Curtis, Geneva, age 65, passed away at home Tuesday, January 16, 2018. She was born Thursday, July 3, 1952 in Houston, Texas the daughter of Walter A. & Marjorie R. (Garland) Perkins. Married Elwin “Lynn” L. Curtis on December 10, 1993 in Houston, Texas. A homemaker, Member of the Chapel United Methodist Church, Madison, Ohio also in the church choir. Liked flowers, gardening, good country & western music, a Pittsburgh Steelers and Painesville Speedway Fan.
Survivors: Husband, “Lynn”; Children: Cassandra (Jason) Elliott of Madison; J.R. Muth of Texas;
Grandchildren: Ashley; Meagan; Austin;
Great Grandchildren: Alezea; Aziel; Abel;
Brother: Charles Perkins of Madison;
Cousins: Misty Justice of Columbus; Rosemarie Rein of Madison.
Preceded: Parents; Brother: Scott Perkins, Sister: Janet
Calling Hours: 10-12:00 Noon, Saturday, January 20 at Chapel United Methodist Church, 2019 Hubbard Road, Madison, OH 44057 directly following is a Celebration of Life Service at Noon.
Clergy: Rev. Lenore Robinson
Donations: to the family C/O Walker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 349, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, OH 44041
Brett Hall Blankenship
It is with great sadness the family of BRETT HALL BLANKENSHIP announce his passing in the early hours of January 11, 2018. Born on March 26, 1965 in Port Allegany, PA he was the son of Warren Candler Blankenship and Susan Marie Hall-Wheeland.
Brett was loved and cherished by so many close friends and family. Brett was a fun loving soul and happy to help whoever was in need. He was on staff at the Great Lakes Medieval Faire for over 12 years, most recently serving as the Entertainment Director.
Brett leaves behind two daughters, Brittany Little and Chelsea Struve; mother and father-in-law, Susan and Chris Wheeland; brothers, Brook Collin Hall, Raymond Bryce Blankenship and Lars Pettersson; and his beloved dogs, Serenity, Brutus and Mo.
A Celebration of Life for Brett will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the GOTL Brewing Company, 5243 Lake Road East, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, 44041.
The Behm Family Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time. Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Danny Ray Jones
Danny Ray Jones, 43, of Station Avenue passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at his home.
He was born September 9, 1974 in Beckley, WV, the son of Jerry and Gloria (Fox) Jones and had been an Ashtabula resident most of his life after moving here with his family from West Virginia.
Danny attended Harbor High School and worked 20 years as a carpet installer for Carpet Mart of Ashtabula.
He was a big fan of Superman and the Oakland Raiders and enjoyed music, playing video games, and spending time with his children and his brother Karl.
His survivors include his parents, Jerry and Gloria Jones of Ashtabula; his children, Devin Jones and Jesse Jones of Pierpont, Andrew Pullman of Ashtabula, and Victoria Pullman of FL; the mother of his children, Polly Jones; 1 granddaughter, Annalyse; two brothers, Jerry “J.R.” (wife Patty) Jones, Jr. of Macedonia and Karl Jones of Ashtabula; several nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly; and his K-9 companion, Conan.
A calling hour will be from 6-7 with a service at 7 PM on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Pentecostal Church of God, 2201 Cook Road, Ashtabula. Rev. Kenneth Roberts, Pastor will officiate.
The family suggests you wear your favorite Superman attire to the services as a tribute to Danny.
Contributions may be made to Ducro Funeral Services, 4524 Elm Avenue, who is in charge of arrangements. www.ducro.com
William Leonard (Billy) Knipper
William Leonard (Billy) Knipper, 57, passed away January 12, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital in Akron after a lengthy hospital stay and diabetes complications.
He was born November 22, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan to William F Knipper and Shirleyann (Feher) Giesy.
Billy was a 1979 graduate of Jefferson High School. During his high school years he developed a love of horses and harness racing while working as a groom at the Ashtabula Co. Fair grounds. Billy was a talented carpenter but his beloved horses called him back to fulfill his lifetime career as a trainer. He traveled the harness horse racing circuit but made his home at Northfield Park as trainer/owner of Billy Knipper Stables.
Billy was preceded in death by his father, William Knipper. His maternal grandparents, William and Irene Feher and his paternal grandparents, Cyril and Frances Knipper.
He is survived by his mother, Shirley (Donald) Giesy of Cortland. Brother Brian (Sandy) Knipper of Roaming Shores. Sister Margie (Jeff) Tokarsky of Canton. Aunts, Uncles, nephews, great nephew, cousins and step-siblings.
A memorial service officiated by Rev. Carl Kish will be held at the Paine Funeral Home, Inc., 140 E. Main St., Orwell, OH 44076 on Friday, January 26th at 12:00 pm, visitation will take place prior to the service at the funeral home from 11:00 to 11:45am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Northeast Ohio (JDFR) or Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, NY. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Pauline M. Waid
Pauline M. Waid, Geneva, age 86 passed away at home with family by her side on January 14, 2018. Born on October 3, 1931 in Mechanicsville, Ohio, daughter of Frank & Mary (Shreve) Schwentker.
Married the Kenton P.Waid. Worked as a Dispatcher for the Ohio State Highway Patrol
Survived by: Children: Kenny (Tammy) Waid; Paula (Jim) Hildebrand; Keith (Judy) Waid;
Kevin (Tracey) Waid; 4 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren. Siblings: Frank (Joan) Schwentker;
Rev. Shirley Deemer.
Preceded by: Husband; Parents
Calling Hours: 11:00-12:30 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, Service directly afterwards at 12:30 Wednesday January 17, 2018
Officiating: Rev. Rich Meiers of Cherry Valley Nazarene Church
Interment: Mechanicsville Cemetery
Donations: to any Veterans group of your choice.
Thelma May Lahner
Thelma May Lahner, age 85, of Wayne township, OH, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler, PA.
She was born at home in Westford, PA, on May 16, 1932 to Wilbur Clark Cleland and Sylvia Thelma (Schlecht) Cleland.
Mrs. Lahner was a graduate of Jamestown High School. She married Robert “Bob” Lahner on September 22, 1956. They lived together in Wayne township for 61 years where they owned and operated a dairy farm. She worked at M & M Co. and Blazon in Jamestown and at Locke Machine in Andover. Mrs. Lahner loved to work and was very dedicated to serving her church. In earlier years, she attended the Westford United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and secretary for Sunday School and library. She was a longtime member at the First Congregational Church of Wayne where she also served as Sunday School teacher and Superintendent, taught Bible School, served as Church Deaconess, and was Missionary President and Vice President. She also helped with dinners and community outreach by sending cards.
Mrs. Lahner is survived by her brother, William Warren Cleland of Westford, PA; her sister, Alice L. Youngblood of Ridgeland, Mississippi; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband on May 28, 2016; daughter, Darlene Sylvia Lahner; son, Jack Alan Lahner; and two sisters, Almeta J. Cleland and Doris I. Patton.
Calling hours will be held this Monday, January 15, 2018, at 3:00 PM directly followed by a funeral service at 4:00 PM at the Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St., Andover, OH, with Rev. Bob Coleman and Rev. Lori Coleman officiating. A private burial will take place in Hayes Cemetery, Wayne township, OH. Memorial contributions can be made to the First Congregational Church, 3291 St. Rt. 322, Williamsfield,OH 44093. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Roger Gall, age 72 of Geneva, Ohio passed away on January 11, 2018. He was born on December 18, 1945 to Ralph Gall and Virginia Kennedy Gall. He married Lynn Marie Beres in Cleveland, Ohio on September, 11, 1971.
Roger was a 1964 graduate of John Adams High School. He went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps where he was awarded the Purple Heart with The Third Recon BN. He worked for AT&T for 38 years. Roger loved reading and served as an elder, Sunday school teacher and lay preacher in a number of churches. Roger loved playing piano and guitar with his granddaughter, Eden.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn (Beres) Gall, Sons, Jeremy (Joscelyne) Gall of Ashtabula and Jason (Samantha) Gall of Fredericksburg, VA, also Brother, Alan Robert (Debbie) Gall of Granger IN; grandchildren; Eden, Coen, Bella, Liam and Baby Jack. Roger was preceded in death by his Parents.
Friends will be received on Monday, January 15 from 5-8 p.m. at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 South Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Final Resting Place is Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Edward “Eddie” Russell
Edward “Eddie” Russell, from Geneva, passed away Jan. 10, 2018 in Cleveland.
He was born July 5, 1967 to Karl and Georgia Russell.
He is survived by his two sisters, Donna (Kenneth) Manis and Rose Russell; brothers, George Russell, Clayton and Jerry Russell; nephew Kenneth (Martina) Manis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Brother Keith and Eugene Russell; sisters, Grace and Betty Russell; great nephew Gavan Manis.
A Memorial Service will be at a later date at Geneva Church of the Nazarene, 710 Centennial St., Geneva, OH 44041.
Paul William Hudson
Paul William Hudson, 71, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at his home.
The son of Howard and Clara (Thompson) Hudson, Paul was born on September 26, 1946 in Meadville, PA. A graduate of Edgewood High School, Paul joined the United States Air Force after graduation serving four years during the Vietnam War.
Paul and Christine Humphrey were united in marriage on October 4, 1969 and began their marriage in the home in which Paul grew up as a child.
Paul retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation as a construction inspector after twenty seven years. He also worked at Rockwell Brake for eighteen years until their closing.
After his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. He also enjoyed collecting old milk bottles from Ashtabula county farms.
Paul is survived by his wife Christine; his sons, Timothy (Heather) Hudson of Conneaut and Matthew Hudson of Pierpont; grandchildren, Elizabeth Hudson, Emmalyn Reydak and Spencer Hudson; brother, Duane Hudson of Ashtabula; loving nieces and nephews.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Clara (Hudson) Olin; sisters, Vera Andrews and Jean Ann Banning; sister-in-law, Roxanne Hudson and a step-father Arnold Olin.
Private Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Pierpont, Ohio.
Williams-Ducro Funeral home, 1071 State Route #7 North, Pierpont, Ohio is handling arrangements.
Leanne Sheffey (58) of Ashtabula Died on Jan. 6, 2018 at the ACMC.
Born July 2, 1959 in Ashtabula ,Ohio she was the daughter of William and Henritta Fuller Sheffey Sr. Leanne graduated from the Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School and worked many years as a secretary.
Survivors include her daughter Latasha Sheffey , sons Tromane Sheffey , Albert Sheffey , 11 grandchildren , sisters Debra Waites , Darlene McClain , Elector Jean Sheffey , brothers Russell Mondine , Michael Sheffey
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Beverly Mondine , brothers William Sheffey Jr. , Rickey Mondine , and Ray Sheffey
Funeral Service will be held at 1 P.M. on Wednesday Jan. 17 in Guerriero Funeral Home 1550 West 19th St. with Rev. John Salters officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday morning for 11:00 to 1. Full obituary information can be seen at guerrrierofuneralhome.com.