Juana A. Zahoransky
Juana A. Zahoransky, age 83, born May 18, 1934, died on Sunday, November 12, 2017. A memorial service to honor her life and say goodbye to a beautiful person, wonderful friend, and a loving mother will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 10:00 AM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman, OH. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Carol Ann Beck
Carol Ann Beck, age 75, of Geneva, Ohio passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at Rae-Ann Geneva Skilled Nursing. She was born October 26, 1942 in Painesville, Ohio to Zella (Hagar) and Emery Rigo.
Carol was a 1960 Graduate of Riverside High School in Painesville. She loved designing her own distinctive and unusual crafts and floral designs.
She is survived by daughters, Loretta (Mike) Hutson, Nicole (William) Beck, Jr.; stepdaughters, Linda Wells, Cathy (Richard) Dimola, Debbie (Jim) Walker; stepsons, John (Mary Jo) Beck, William Beck, Jr.; 20 grandchildren; 3 great-grandsons; brother, Jeff O’Toole; and sister, Amy Mooney. She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Beck in March 2006; her son, David Hutson; stepdaughter, Sandra Komarek; brother, Jim Rigo; and her parents.
A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Riverside Cemetery in Painesville. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 at Lakeside Baptist Church, 306 Fairport Nursery Rd., Painesville.
The Behm Family Funeral Home of Geneva is assisting the family at this time. Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Lawrence Christian, 83, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at St. Joseph hospital, Warren, Ohio.
The son of Jim and Dollie (Click) Christian, Lawrence was born on April 10, 1934 in War, WV.
Lawrence retired from Elkem Metals.
Lawrence is survived by his many loving brothers and sisters and longtime friend, Edith Doughty.
Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents and several siblings.
Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Ducro Funeral home, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio. Rev. David Adams, Pastor of First Grace Gospel Church will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, Ohio.
A calling hour will be observed from 11:00AM until time of services at 12 Noon.
DUCRO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula is privileged to serve the family of Lawrence Christian. www.ducro.com
Mary Jane Raisian
Mary Jane Raisian, age 59 of Ashtabula, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at UH Geauga Medical Center.
Mary Jane was born on February 21, 1958 the daughter of Raymond and Kathryn (Hews) Raisian. A 1976 graduate of Conneaut High School, Mary Jane went on to graduate from Columbus Technical Institute where she received her LPN degree. She worked for many years at the Ashtabula Country Club Retirement Center, Heartland of Mentor and was later forced to retire due to a disability.
She was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Ashtabula and cherished all her friends there. She enjoyed watching movies, her computer and spending time with her family and friends.
Mary Jane had an especially giving heart and was a true lover of all animals, especially her dogs that meant the world to her.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mary Jane is survived by her brother Joseph (Dana) Raisian, niece Toni (Frank) Armeni, nephew Jeff Raisian (Shannon Ruffo), all of Conneaut, a great-niece coming in April 2018, cousins, several of her closest friends, and her beloved dog, Pepper.
Calling hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut.
Mass of the Christian Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18th at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 744 Mill St., Conneaut with Father Philip Miller of Corpus Christi Parish officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut.
To share Mary Jane’s love for animals, please consider making a memorial contribution in her memory to the Ashtabula County Animal Protective League. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Timothy L. Brenkus
Timothy L. Brenkus, age 61, Euclid, died unexpectedly Saturday morning at his residence.
He was born July 31, 1956 in Ashtabula, the son of Charles W. & Mary K. (Brown) Brenkus and resided in this area most of his life before moving to Euclid a year ago. Tim was a 1974 graduate of Jefferson Area High School and the Ashtabula Co. Vo-Ed School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army.
Tim enjoyed the outdoors, pets, fishing, NASCAR, the Cleveland Indians and music.
He is survived by his parents, Charles “Bill” & Mary Brenkus of Jefferson, his soulmate, Kelly Simpson of Jefferson, a brother, Kurt R. (Kim) Brenkus of Jefferson, two sisters, Alisa K. (Jason) Stalnaker of Jefferson & Jenna A. Brenkus of Ashtabula and eight nieces and nephews, Tyler, Mas & Sam Brenkus, Amber Stvartak, Brittany & Colleen Hurst and Tanner & Chloe Lee.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey Brenkus, a nephew, Dustin Brenkus and his grandparents, Barbara & Simon Brenkus and Dorthea & William Brown.
Visitation for Tim will be held Saturday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & BIllman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Dewey Howlett Post #103 of the American Legion will offer military honors at 1:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Opal House, 26 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are honored to serve the Timothy Brenkus family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences, send a flower or light a candle.
Virginia Ann (Wells) Jessup
Virginia Ann (Wells) Jessup passed away peacefully after a short illness November 10, 2017. The daughter of Florence and Walter Wells, she was born in Willoughby, Ohio on March 8, 1931. Growing up, she worked alongside her father on their farm in Northeast Ohio and graduated from Eastlake North High School. After graduation, Virginia joined the United States Air Force in 1950 where she trained and tested in the top of her class in mechanics. However, because “mechanics wasn’t a woman’s job” she was placed in the secretarial pool, and served her country in Topeka, Kansas.
Virginia met and married Thomas J.P. Jessup while they both served in the USAF in Topeka. After their discharge from the USAF, they moved to Queens, New York for a short time before settling and raising their family in Geneva, Ohio. Virginia loved her family dearly and her deepest desire was to be near them as they and their extended families grew. She raised their seven children and enjoyed watching their many activities as they grew up. Tom and Virginia also spent a number of years in Amory, Mississippi while he finished his career with True Temper. After retirement, they returned to Saybrook, Ohio, where she enjoyed caring for her many grandchildren when they were young. Her hobbies included gardening, preserving vegetables, sewing for her family, taking in and caring for stray animals, and watching birds.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Florence, her beloved husband Tom, her youngest daughter, Darlene Jessup Reo, and her son-in-law Paul Reo. Surviving is a sister, Midge and husband Lanny Bixel and a brother, Roger and wife Joan Wells, children; Christopher Jessup of Saybrook, Thomas Jessup and his wife Loretta of Chardon, Valerie Jessup McDowell and her husband Anthony of Ashtabula, Harvey Jessup and his wife Ann of Columbia, SC, Elizabeth Jessup Laughlin and her husband Tom of Saybrook, and Maureen Jessup Rankin and her husband Bill of Jefferson. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren; Douglas Jessup, Nicholas Jessup, Paul Jessup, Thom Jessup, Kimberly Wasylyk, Pamela Jessup, Victor Milano, Jaime Milano, Harvey Jessup, Hannah Jessup, Katheyn Lemmo, Steven Armstrong, Dan Rankin, Craig Rankin, Ben Rankin, Jessica Distelrath, and Alex Kaderly as well as 17 great grandchildren.
The family will have a Celebration Of Life gathering on Sunday, November 19th from 1-5 P.M. at the Geneva Recreation Center located at 72 West Main Street, Geneva, Ohio. Refreshments and snacks will be offered. All who wish to pay their respects are welcome to join us anytime during those hours. Arrangements for her cremation are with Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, whom have been honored to serve the Virginia Jessup family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences, send a flower or light a candle.
Jerry Allen Terrill
Jerry Allen Terrill, 74, passed away unexpectedly at home after suffering from Parkinson’s disease for 18 years, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona.
He was born July 20, 1943 in Conneaut, Ohio the son of the late Vincent and Elizabeth (Quirk) Terrill. Jerry graduated Valedictorian from Edgewood High School Class of 1961. He graduated from Case Western University Sum Cum Laude in 1965, and went on to graduate from Harvard Law School in 1968. He married the love of his life, Noriko Arai on November 26, 1975.
After law school, Mr. Terrill worked as a corporate lawyer specializing in corporate law, tax law, and corporate merger. He then taught Law at Cleveland State Marshall School of Law for three years. He worked for Wall Street Law firm, and also at Gersen and Ackerman law firm in New York City for many years. Most recently he served as the lawyer for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation in New York.
Jerry was a very cultural man and enjoyed traveling the world with his wife. He was always fascinated by architecture. He played the oboe for many years and the piano, and found peace listening to classical and opera music.
Jerry is survived by his wife of almost 42 years, Noriko; sister, Linda (Al) McEndree; and nieces, Suzanne McEndree and Colleen McEndree-Tribble; as well as a host of extended family members.
Mr. Terrill is preceded in death by his parents; and aunts, marge Newhart and Vera Terrill-Coccitto.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 1PM at the Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Michael Merando, officiating. Burial will follow at Edgewood Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, from 11AM until the time of service at 1PM at the funeral home.
Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Rd., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
Theresa Marie Dailey
Theresa Marie Dailey, 72, was called home on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
The daughter of Jeffery and Lilliemae (Bailey) Bewley; Theresa was born on October 3, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Theresa and Thomas Dailey were united in marriage on March 19, 1973; during their forty-four year journey of love they created many cherished memories.
The Dailey family moved from Cleveland thirty-five years ago to establish their home in Jefferson.
Theresa was an LPN and worked many years with the residents of Jefferson HealthCare, a job she truly enjoyed. The staff and residents became like family to her.
Theresa liked to shop from the comfort of her home; QVC and HSN were her go to channels. She enjoyed her cat, Mamma’s Kitty and her dog, Bentley. Theresa was devoted to her family; she loved her children, spoiled her grandchildren and doted on her great-grandchildren. Theresa could always be counted on to gather everyone together as a family. She was the “heart of the family.”
During her battle with cancer Theresa remained positive and showed a great amount of strength and dignity. She will be remembered as a daughter, sister, wife, mom, grandma, and great- grandma with a heart full of love.
Theresa is survived by her husband Thomas; children, Sean (Tracy)Dailey, Shannon Dailey; Edward(Barb)Kantor, John (Christie) Kantor, Thomas (Karen) Kantor; twenty-four loving grandchildren; seventeen precious great-grandchildren; siblings, Laura Mierau, Mary(Timothy) Dailey, Cheryl (Wayne) Hoffman, Steven Bewley, Sharon (Tamotsu)Toyama, Patricia (Jan) Caskey, and Cynthia (James Vance) Bewley; her dear friend, Sue Short and her family who are more like family than friends; many loving nieces and nephews.
Theresa was preceded in death by her son, Michael Kantor; siblings, Jeffery Bewley, Jerome Bewley, Gregory Bewley; and her parents.
A private memorial service at Theresa and Tom’s home will take place at a later date.
If desired, donations in Theresa’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
DUCRO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio is privileged to serve the Dailey family.
Richard M. “Dick” Albert
Richard M. “Dick” Albert, age 75, of Madison, and formerly of Euclid, Ohio, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing Facility in Madison, on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Richard was born on June 11, 1942, in Cleveland Ohio, the son of Josephine (Picciano) and James S. Albert. He married Barbara Dinishak on January 20, 1962, at St. Christine’s Church, in Euclid, Ohio.
Dick was working on computers before they were even popular and became an IT Programmer. He was the owner of Albert and Hales Computer Programming. From the time he was 28 years old, he was a Ham Radio Operator. Developing his hobby over time, his Call Signs were WB8HNX and later, WD8MRA. He belonged to the Indian Hills Radio Club most of his life. Dick’s greatest passion was politics. He had a vast knowledge of history and was a member of the NRA.
Dick is survived by his wife, Barbara Albert, of Madison; sons, Phillip (Teresa Penny) Albert, of Mentor, Glenn Albert, of Monongahela PA; granddaughters, Victoria and Jenna Albert, sister, Patty Ann Smee.
He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Neil Albert in 1995; parents; brother, Jay Albert; his best friends, devoted Mini Schnauzers, Fritz and Scooter.
Per Dick’s wishes, no services are being observed. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Area Chapter, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, Ohio, 44194.
The Behm Family Funeral Home is assisting the family. Guestbook and obituary may be viewed on line at www.behmfuneral.com
Betty Lou “Penny Buck” Schafer
Betty Lou “Penny Buck” Schafer, age 68 of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at her home with her husband, Tom, at her side. She was born on February 15, 1949 in Cleveland, the daughter of Byron and Betty (Monck) Buck. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, Scott Buck. She married Thomas L. Schafer on August 4, 1973 in Madison, Ohio.
She is survived by her loving husband, Tom; and four brothers, Glenn and Terry Buck of Concord, Ohio, Byron and Alice Buck of Gridley, California, Joe and Becky Buck of Ashtabula, Ohio, Bly Buck and Mary Eland of Madison, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
Penny graduated from Madison in 1967 and spent most of her life in Madison and Harpersfield until retiring to Myrtle Beach. Penny worked as a computer operator for Perfection Corporation in Madison and then was in real estate sales.
Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street in Madison, Ohio. Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18th at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow at Alexander Harper Memorial Cemetery in Unionville, Ohio.
Guest book and obituary may be viewed online at www.behmfuneral.com
Rose Marie Debevc
Rose Marie Debevc, age 96, of Madison, OH passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at her home. Born April 29, 1921 she was the daughter of Paul Petrovic and Rose Sega. She married Tony Joseph Debevc in 1943.
Together, Rose and Tony owned and operated Chalet Debonne Winery along with their son Tony and daughter-in-law Beth. It was the first winery in the Grand River Valley region, established in 1972. One of the most respected wineries in the country, it has earned numerous accolades. The Debevc’s were named the first “American Wine Family of the Year” in 1985 in the national trade publication Vineyard and Winery Management. They were inducted into the Ohio Wine Hall of Fame. Rose and Tony enjoyed dancing polkas and playing pinochle with their large group of friends. They would take their boat fishing on Lake Erie and to their condo on Marblehead. Rose and Tony were world travelers and on enjoyed motor coach trips across the country. Their children were raised educated, responsible and hard working. Family was first and Rose ensured her home was filled with love and support.
Rose was truly a women before her time. She was smart, savvy and had an incredible work ethic. In another era, she might have been president of a major corporation. Through her life, she was passionate about her family and the winery. She committed herself to causes that impacted her life and those of her family. As a ‘city girl’ she was determined that her children fully enjoyed their life on the farm but wanted to make sure they had the opportunity to experience the world beyond their South Madison home. Drives into Cleveland via SR 84 to visit family often meant visits to the History Museum and every Easter Sunday included parading around the Art Museum pond. Christmas time always included a trip to downtown Cleveland to see the Sterling Linder tree and the Higbees’ and May Company window displays. Often lunch meant a stop at Halle’s Tea Room where she had worked after high school. During the first years of their marriage, there was no electricity in their little house, but her table was usually decorated with a vase of flowers that dad had picked earlier in the day. When the possibility of phone service [including a 10 party line] was discussed, she, almost single handedly, made sure that 7743 Doty Road was serviced with a phone number of 5525. When the old SR 528 Grand River Bridge was condemned and her children had to exit the school bus to walk across the bridge each day, she organized the ladies of the Hilltoppers Club and led the charge to get the high level bridge constructed. She was frugal: every year meant canning literally hundreds of quart of peaches, pears and tomatoes. She sewed beautifully and made amazing apple strudels and Slovenian poticas. She managed the ‘books’ of the winery well into her eighties and helped the business prosper. Her faith was strong and instilled that into her children. She was tough: despite a bout with polio as a small child, it never slowed her down. One of our fondest memories is watching Mom and Dad glide across a dance floor like they were skating on ice. She learned to drive in her forties so her kids could participate in school activities. She was tall and elegant and for church, always dressed to the nines, surely with a hat and sometimes with gloves. But, she was equally adept at driving a tractor through the vines as her husband walked behind with a hand held grape hoe. She was incredibly generous and kind to her entire family. She was loved so very much.
Rose is survived by her daughter, Donniella (Larry) Winchell; son, Anthony Paul (Beth) Debevc; grandchildren, Cherilyn Long, Michelle (Chad) Edgar, Mark (Stacie) Winchell, Amanda Debevc, Tony Scott (Rachael) Debevc; great-grandchildren, Victoria, Madeline and Vivian Long, Colt, Reed and Helaina Edgar and Gabriella, Genevieve and Jake Winchell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony and her parents.
Friends will be received 5-8pm on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, OH 44057. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00am on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Church, 2846 Hubbard Road in Madison. Rev. Sean Donnelly will officiate the service. Final resting place will be Fairview Memorial Park in Madison.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Larry Von Mann
Larry Von Mann, 81, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 in the presence of his family.
He was born on January 12, 1936 in Pierpont, Ohio, the son of John and Theodora (Spessard) Mann.
Larry enjoyed going to the Eagles and dancing with his wife Ida, before her passing on April 21, 2007.
He also enjoyed watching sports, baseball and Nascar being two of his favorites, and loved the company of his pets.
Larry is survived by his sons, Robert and Michael (Linda) Mann; sisters, Carol (Bobbie) Pounds and Alice (Bob) McNutt; and sister-in-law, Joyce Mann.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ida Mann; son, Melvin Mann; and brother, Bill Mann.
A service will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 1 PM at WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 1071 St. Rt. 7 N, Pierpont, OH 44082.
Calling hours will be held from 11AM to the time of the service at 1PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the family.
Lucille D. (Buccino) Gustafson
Lucille D. (Buccino) Gustafson, 70, of Ashtabula passed away peacefully Sunday morning.
Born on December 4, 1946 in Belleville, NJ, she eventually moved to Ashtabula after meeting
Rodger, the man of her dreams, who she’d be married to for the next 50 years. She was a wonderful stay-at-home-mom for many years to her three kids, always active in their schools and activities. She retired from Ashtabula County Medical Center after 19 years and worked
part-time with Dr. Lambros shortly after. In her spare time, she enjoyed volunteering at the
church and the Arts Center, painting, playing Bunco and board games, attending the theater, traveling, casinos, animals, feeding the birds and the wildlife in the backyard, and attending the activities of her grandkids. She was also known for her amazing Italian wedding soup, pizzelles, meatballs, and going overboard with holiday decorations.
Survivors include her husband, Rodger; son, Alan Gustafson of Ashtabula; daughters, Karen
(Mark) Mehollin of Willoughby and Amy Gustafson of Ashtabula; brother, Anthony (Dawn) of
Nutley, NJ; grandchildren, Dane, Madalyn, and Mason; and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents Angelo and Marie (Cocozza) Buccino.
There will be a viewing at St. Joseph Church on Lake Avenue from 5:00-6:00pm on Thursday,November 16, with a service following at 6:00. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery on Friday,
November 17, at 10:00am followed by a brunch at her home for family and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to be made in her memory to the Ashtabula
Arts Center or the Ashtabula APL. Condolences can be made at guerrierofuneralhome.com
Eric J. Kerns
Eric J. Kerns age 31 of Mentor passed away unexpectedly Nov. 2017. Born April 2, 1986 in Ashtabula to David J. & Ann F. (Reed) Kerns.
Eric worked at Anderson’s Heating & Cooling in Mentor and had been a chef at Martinis Restaurant. He loved spending time with his children, putting model cars together and playing video games.
Survivors: Children, William and Avery Kerns; Fiancee, Erin Ahlstrom of Mentor; Mother, Ann Anderson of Ashtabula; Step-father, Bill Anderson of Painesville; Siblings, Crystal (fiance Patrick Decker) Conroy of Richmond Hts.; Thomas (Kayla) Kerns of Rock Creek; Joseph (fiancee, Ciara Johnson) Kerns of Ashtabula; Uncles, Frank Reed of Ashtabula; Joe (Shirley) DiDino of West Farmington; Sam (Doreen) DiDino of Pierpont; Michael DiDino of Ashtabula; Aunts, Tammy (Jerry) Nichols of Ashtabula; Cheryl Kerns of Kingsville; Cousin, Robert Dewhurst II of Indiana; and many other cousins.
Preceded by Uncle, Andrew Dido; Grandparents, Frank & Edith Reed & James Kerns.
Calling Hours on November 14, 2017 at WALKER FUNERAL HOME, 828 Sherman St. Geneva from 12:00 -2:00 & 6-8 pm.
Donations to the family c/o Funeral Home
Lawrence Samuel Hayes, Jr.
Lawrence Samuel Hayes, Jr., age 77, died on Thursday, November 9, 2017. He was born on October 14, 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of Domenica Constance (Stella) Principe and Lawrence S. Hayes, Sr. A longtime Andover resident “Larry” served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a plumber for the Cleveland Plumber and Fitting Union for over fifty years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of thirteen years, Lura Lorraine (Collins) Hayes and a daughter, Kimberly Ann Hayes. Survivors include his son, David Hayes; a step son, Paul Barrows; two daughters, Maria Schauer and Natalie Hayes; his sister, Elaine (Nicholas) Moutafakis and a grandson, Kaden Bogden.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 1:00pm at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 481 South Main Street, Andover, Ohio. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Andover. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, November 15th from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect Street, Andover. Online guestbook available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Eleanor Dillworth, age 94 of Thompson, Ohio passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Eagle Point Nursing Home. She was born on April 1, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of Barbara (Bench) and Andrew Locsey. She married Raymond Carter Dillworth on December 31, 1942.
Eleanor was very involved in her community. She was a member of the Eastern Star and an advisor to Rainbow Girls, an offshoot of the Eastern Star. She was a faithful member of the Thompson United Methodist Church and even taught quilting there. She also actively participated in her children’s education, serving as a member of the PTA, a 4-H leader, and a Girl Scout leader. Eleanor loved her family and her community and she will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Orr; son Michael (Karen) Dillworth; grandchildren, Carrie (Craig) Kelly, Jason (Monica) Spilis, Steven (Bobbie Jo) Dillworth, Matthew (Laura) Dillworth, Jennifer (Shannon) Rupinski, Keith (Cathy) Dillworth; 17 Great-grandchildren; and 4 Great-Great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; her parents; her brother, Andrew Locsey Jr; and her brother-in-law, Thomas Dillworth.
Eleanor will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Thompson, Ohio.
The Behm Family Funeral Home 175 South Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041 is assisting the family at this time.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral
Gabrielle Ruth Sumner
Gabrielle Ruth Sumner, 50, longtime resident of the Ashtabula County Residential Services, “The Maple’s” in Conneaut passed away after a courageous fight with cancer.
She was born on April 27, 1967 in Cleveland the daughter of Bruce and Kathryn (Werle) Sumner.
Prior to working at A. Louis Supply, Gabrielle worked in a nursing home in Windsor and then at Ashcraft Industries for many years. Gabby retired from A. Louis Supply after 22 years of dedicated service.
She enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics, where she competed in bowling and track. She was very proud of her numerous ribbons, metals, and trophies. Gabby loved NASCAR, especially Jimmy Johnson. She was the ”Big Sister” to her best friends with whom she made her home at the Maples and was loved dearly by the staff.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a dearly beloved and dearly misses brother Kirk Sumner. Gabby is survived by her brother, Gardner Sumner; and her extended family of the Maples.
A Celebration of Gabby’s life will be held, Friday, 17, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. at the Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula. Complete obituary available at www.ducro.com
Laura Kathleen Hovanec
Laura Kathleen Hovanec, 61, of Ashtabula, passed away unexpectedly at home surrounded by her family on Friday, November 10, 2017.
She was born September 30, 1956 in Queens, New York, the daughter of the late James and Joan (Biehle) Castles. Laura worked as a bus driver for many years. She was an avid crafter and loved attending the Medieval Faire year after year. Laura had a love for music and animals, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family.
Laura is survived by her daughter, Melissa (Daniel) Tanner; adopted daughter, Mary (Karl) vonBusse and their children, Katerina, Seth, and Ruthie; sisters, Diane (Steven) Anderson, Arleen (Ed) Rogan, and Karen (Larry Barrett) Castles; and her grand doggies.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Castles; and many aunts and uncles.
A Celebration of Laura’s Life will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5PM at the Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. Friends may call on Tuesday from 3PM until the time of service at 5pm.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the family.
Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory is assisting the family. www.ducro.com
Mary L. Chidester (née Torrence)
Mary L. Chidester (née Torrence), 89, of Rocky River, formerly of Conneaut, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Bill for 65 years; loving mother of Janice James (Roger) of Ocala, FL, Nancie Smith (the late David) of Westlake, OH, and Pam Might (Bill) of Edmond, OK; cherished grandmother of Heather Smith (William), Lee Might (Jennifer), Jeff Might (Erin Applegate), Tom Smith (Alise), Sarah Sburlea (Alin), Andy Smith (Meg Hughes) and Abby Gaide (Matt), and great-grandmother of Hannah, Vivienne, Liam, Sawyer, and Jaxson; dear sister of the late Jane Bartholomew (the late Cecil) and Lois Brauch (the late Dean); aunt to John and the late Ron Bartholomew. A Graveside service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday November 25, 2017 at Glenwood Cemetery, with Pastor Tim Kraus officiating. Please sign the guestbook at marcyfuneralhome.com
Marilyn K. Cunningham, 75, of Conneaut, passed away Friday November 10, 2017 at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born November 9, 1942 in Orwell, Ohio to Floyd & Zelpha (Cappis) Mansfield. She worked for UH Conneaut Hospital before retiring and attended New Leaf United Methodist Church. Marilyn enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, camping, cowboy shows, taking care of her yard and had walked all of the covered bridges in the county. Survivors include her husband James “Jim “Cunningham of Conneaut; sons, Rick (Anne) Cunningham of Conneaut and Terry (Shannon) Cunningham of Erie; grandchildren, James, Erik, Hunter & Tanner; great-grand son, Gabriel; sister, Ellen Gregory of Meadville. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Roberta Sue. Funeral service will be Wednesday 10:00 AM November 15, 2017 at the Marcy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 208 Liberty St. Conneaut, with Rev. Jan Walsh officiating, family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the family. Please sign the guestbook at marcyfuneralhome.com
Edward “Louie” Hathy
Edward “Louie” Hathy, 83, of Conneaut, passed away Thursday November 9, 2017 at UH Geauga Medical Center. He was born October 9, 1934 in Conneaut to Samuel & Elizabeth (Simon) Hathy.
Louie retired from the P&C Dock Company February 1, 2000. He was a member of the Hungarian Reformed Church. Louie enjoyed gardening, plants, fishing, model train and walking.
Survivors include his sister in law, Marilyn Hathy of Conneaut; numerous nieces & nephews; great nieces and nephews; and his friends Tom Natto and Sue Spangler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Margaret Hathy, brothers, Robert, Samuel, Richard, Kenneth and Howard “Satch” Hathy.
At Louie’s request no calling hours or service will be held.
Arrangements entrusted to Marcy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut.
Please sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com
Neal D. Helsel
Neal D. Helsel, age 75, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. He was born on July 18, 1942 in Cleveland the son of Daniel and Margaret Helsel. He was married to his wife Ruth (Miles) Helsel on August 1, 1964. Private services will be held by the family. Condolences at painefuneralhome.com
Virginia “Jenny” Scarberry
Virginia “Jenny” Scarberry, age 73, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at UH Geauga Medical Center. She was born in Charleston, WV on April 14, 1944 the daughter of Ollie Holley.
She was well known in Cleveland Area from her many years of working at Fanny’s Restaurant. She leaves behind her children and grandchildren.
A private interment of her ashes will take place in the family cemetery in Charleston, WV.