Dorothy Frances (Slussar) Highlander
Dorothy Frances (Slussar) Highlander, age 90, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Jefferson Health Care. She was the daughter of Freeland Slussar and Maude McCartney, born April 27, 1927, in Shinnston, WV.
Carol A. Sirrine
Carol A. Sirrine age 71, passed away Wednesday April 18, 2018 at University Hospital Geneva Medical Center with her grandchildren by her side; Shawn II, Caleb, Tyler, Dylan and Ciara. Mother-in-law to Janet, Sister to William and Mother to one son. She possessed an exceptional gift for teaching, retiring from Geneva Schools, serving 40 years. She loved everything about the outdoors, including farming and gardening, an avid member in the Farm Bureau, a fan of country music and spending time with her grandchildren.
Calling Hours: 3-6:00 P.M. Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva.
Contributions: To the Family.
Jane Anne Johnson
Jane Anne Johnson, age 67, a resident of Geneva Shores nursing facility and lifelong resident of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at U.H. Geneva Medical Center. She was born February 2, 1951 in Geneva, the daughter of Harry Johnson and Gertrude (Konczal) Johnson. She was a graduate of Geneva High School.
Jane was formerly employed at Nichols Manufacturing and also at SeaWorld in Aurora, OH.
Jane is survived by 5 cousins; Fred (Marie) Taylor of Columbus, OH, Thomas (Roberta) King of Strongsville, OH, Cheryl (David) Whitwam of Madison, WI, Beth (Doug) Wrege of Indianapolis, IN, Jeff (John) Stevens of Madison, WI .
Jane was preceded in death by her parents; 3 aunts; Harriett King, Doris Stevens, and Helen Taylor, and 2 uncles; Robert Konczal, and Henry Konczal.
Private services will be held for the family at Evergreen Cemetery in Geneva, Ohio Friday April 20th, 2018.
The Behm Family Funeral Home 175 South Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Michael R. Camplese
Michael R. Camplese, 47, lifelong resident of Ashtabula passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 12, 1971 in Ashtabula the son of Ella (Scribner) Camplese and the late Anthony Camplese.
Michael graduated from Harbor High School Class of 1989 and was a longtime employee of Northeast Box. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parrish and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mike was a “semi-pro” bowler and bowled several 300 games. He loved gaming on the computer, Star Wars, Indian Jones and had been a Steelers fan all his life.
Michael is survived by his two beautiful daughters, Marie and Marissa Camplese; his mother, Ella Camplese; sister, Toni (James) Whalen; brothers, Mark Camplese, John (Patricia) Camplese and Charles (Shannon) Camplese; mother of his children and friend, Mary Camplese; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Camplese; and his great-niece, Rylie Parco.
Calling hours will be held, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 at Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula, where funeral services will be held, Thursday at 11:30AM with Rev. Fr. Raymond Thomas, officiating. Burial of ashes will be held Friday at 11:00A.M. at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Bernice M. Powers
Bernice M. Powers age 90, Bernice died Sunday April 15, 2018 at University Hospital Geneva Medical Center. She was born on Friday
May 13, 1927 to Harry and Sara Hedvig (Larson) Grubham in Ashtabula, Ohio. Bernice was a secretary for the Department of Human
Services in Ashtabula, and owned Tropical Sno, Geneva-On-the-Lake for 5 years, and was a Roger Fetter tennis fan, and enjoyed traveling.
Survived By: Children; Renee M. Nash, Geneva; Brenda (Lawrence) Leach, Akron; Kim (Rick) Primmer, Myrtle Beach; Kitt Allen,
Myrtle Beach. Grandchildren; Ryan, Brooke, Cody, Jasmine, Derek, Sarah, Patrick, and 9 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded By: Parents; Brother; Harold Grubham; Sisters; Helen Pettit; Doris Harwood; Ruth Hathy.
Services: 6:00 P.M. April 18, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 811 South Broadway, Geneva, Ohio. Rev. Jonathan Schroeder officiating.
Donations: St. John’s Luthern General Fund.
Alojz Varsek Strauss
Alojz Varsek Strauss, age 66, died on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at his home. Family and friends also knew Al as Louie. He was born on April 23, 1951 in the former country of Yugoslavia (Slovenia), to Marica (Rudez) and Viktor Varsek. Arriving in the United States as a young boy, Al was adopted by his Aunt and Uncle Helen (Rudez) and Frank Strauss. He graduated from Collinwood High School in 1970. On December 30, 1977 he married Gladys Ann (Henderson) Vyner. He retired from Dominion-East Ohio Gas Company with over thirty years of service. Al was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt, fish, and take care of his farm. He was a very generous man who was always there to lend a hand to whomever needed it.
Al is preceded in death by his parents, his adoptive parents, and his brother, Victor Varsek. Survivors include his wife of forty years, Gladys A. Strauss of Andover, Ohio; a daughter, Robin L. (Glen) Holden of Pierpont; a son, Scott A. (Angie) Vyner of Andover, Ohio; three grandchildren, Jacob (Angela) Vyner, Andrew Holden, and Olivia Holden.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Pierpont Presbyterian Church, 71 State Route 7, Pierpont, Ohio, with Pastor Larry Carr officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Audubon Society, 225 Varick St. 7th Floor, NY, NY 10014, or to the charity of your choice. Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Andover is handling the arrangements, with an online guestbook available atwww.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com.
Charles S. Provance
Charles S. Provance, age 75, formerly of Garflield Heights, died at home on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. He was born on August 11, 1942, in New Geneva, Pennsylvania, a son of Ethel (Ellenberger) and Emerson Charles Provance. Chuck was a 1960 graduate of Masontown High School. He lived in Garfield Heights, Ohio for over twenty-five years while working for US Steel. After retiring, he moved to Williamsfield, Ohio. On August 18, 1963 he married Rose K. Jackowski. Chuck was formerly a member of the Bedford Baptist Church. He was a member of the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club. Chuck enjoyed tinkering with Maytag engines as well as hunting and fishing.
Chuck is preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; a sister, Ruby Provance and two brothers, Edgar and Ralph Provance. Survivors include his wife of almost fifty-five years, Rose K. Provance; a son, Charles E. (Patricia) Provance of Brunswick, Ohio; a daughter, Carla A. (Miles) Gleaton of Kansas City, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Aaron, Matthew, Kira, Leah, Annika, Bridgett, Amanda, Allison and Christa and four great grandchildren, Arianna, Phoenix, Fyfe and Emerson.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Andover handled the services with an online guestbook available atwww.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Mary Burr Gardner
Mary Burr Gardner, 66, of Geneva, was with her family when she passed away Sunday morning, April 15, 2018, at home. She was a cancer warrior who never gave up hope. She was born November 7, 1951 to Tony and Ella (nee Casto) Burr.
Mary had many life challenges and was strong hearted. She enjoyed politics and watching criminal justice television. She always liked a good meal out and would talk your ear off about life’s twists and turns.
She is survived by her children, Jesse Ludwick and Tammy (John) Mahoney; grandchildren, Kailee, Logan, Kaitlyn; sisters, Sandy (Larry) Hanson, Debbie (Richard) Clark; brothers, Ronnie Burr and Jerry Burr; Mary’s loving cat and faithful friend, Java. Mary is preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy Brunson; parents; brother, Jim Casto; sister, Patty Light.
Friends may call from 11am to 12pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio, 44057. A funeral service will immediately follow at 12pm at the funeral home. Final resting place will be Perry Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Mary’s name to Bella Care Hospice, 1933 OH-45, Austinburg, OH 44010, for their wonderful care.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Dorothy E. Vogel
Dorothy E. Vogel, age 90, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at Tri-Point Medical Center. She was born November 22, 1927 in Somerset, PA the daughter of Minnie Marie (Bittner) and Conrad Eisler. She married Gordon E. Vogel in Somerset on July 26, 1947.
Dorothy was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and worked in surgery at N.E.O Hospital for 25 years. She also worked in the offices for Dr. Stoerkel and Dr. Mottola.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon E. Vogel; her parents; sisters, Ruth and Thelma; brothers, Stewart, Harvey, Russell, George, Eugene and Charles Eisler; and son-in-law, Jerry Burns. She is survived by her children, Gretchen Burns, and George C. (Polly) Vogel; Grandchildren, David Burns, Robin Vogel, and Dennis Briggs.
Friends will be received 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St. in Madison. A Funeral Service will be held following the visitation at 8:00pm at the funeral home.
For friends and family in Pennsylvania there will be a visitation from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Wednesday, April 18th at Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home, 494 West Main Street, Somerset, PA. Funeral Service will then take place at 11:00am on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Final Resting Place will be Somerset Memorial Park, Somerset, Pa.
Contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 6345 Chapel Rd., Madison, OH. 44057.
John A. Mosier Sr.
John A. Mosier Sr., age 79, of Madison, Ohio, returned home Thursday night, April 12th, 2018 at his home surrounded by family. Born May 20, 1938, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clifford Mosier and Virginia (Belville) Mosier.
John, or otherwise called Jack, was a sales engineer predominantly for the automotive industry for more than 50 years. He enjoyed mineral and gem collecting, and reading and research was his passion. In his spare time, he also enjoyed volunteering and working as a literacy coach as well.
His passing was preceded by his wife, Margaret (Sabol) Mosier and parents Clifford and Virginia. John is survived by his four children; Tammy (Craig) Mix of Madison, Ohio, Gretchen (Larry) Covey of Jefferson, Ohio, Wendy Mosier of Naples, Florida and John A. (Michelle) Mosier Jr. of Oxford, Michigan; 13 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren; sister Kathryn (Larry) Headley and many loving nieces, nephews and relatives.
Friends will be received Monday, April 16, 2018, 4-7 p.m. at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio. A Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6345 Chapel Rd., Madison, Ohio 44057. Final Resting Place will be Kelloggsville Cemetery in Monroe Township, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44110-9915
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Laurice Marie Carter
Laurice Marie Carter, 92, formerly of Ashtabula passed away on April 12, 2018 at Addington Place where she had been an Assisted Living Resident for the past several years.
Born January 18, 1926 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Amos and Lucy (Strong) Taylor, she was a lifelong Ashtabula resident before moving to Grand Rapids 5 years ago to be close to her daughter.
A 1944 graduate of Ashtabula High School, she earned her degree in Education and Library Science from Kent State University in 1948. On December 28, 1957, she married the love of her life, Roy Carter and together they shared 52 years prior to his passing on January 1, 2009.
She started her career as a third grade teacher at the West Junior High School building, then served many years as a Librarian at the Ashtabula County District Library, and finally enjoyed the job of Bookkeeper for Grace Christian Academy.
She had been a member of the Harris Memorial Presbyterian Church and later the Berean Bible Church and enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, gardening, bird watching, and reading.
Laurie was well known for her smile and gentle spirit.
She loved Ashtabula and was pleased to have been a descendant of some of the early settlers of the community.
Her survivors include her daughter, Nancy Carter of Grand Rapids, MI; her step-son, Jan Paul Carter of Santa Monica, CA; two step-grandchildren Ed Repasy and Kim (Joe) Rice of Columbus, Ohio; and one brother, Gordon (Marion) Taylor of Dayton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Ernest Carter, Jr.; her son, Christopher A. Carter on March 5, 2005; her step-daughter, Colleen Doing , Aug. 6, 2005; three sisters, Marian Casane, Kathryn Ford, and Vilette Battles; and her parents.
Calling hours will be from 6-8pm on Thursday April 19th and 10AM -11AM Friday, April 20th at the ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula.
A service will be held at 11 AM on April 20th at the ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula. Pastor David J. Adams of First Grace Gospel Church will officiate. Guests will be given an opportunity to share a memory during the service. Burial will be in Saybrook Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be considered for First Grace Gospel Church.
ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME,500 West Propect Road, Ashtabula, Ohio is handling arrangements. www.ducro.com
Joseph Wayne Wiser
Joseph Wayne Wiser, 51, of Ashtabula, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.
He was born December 29, 1966 in Geneva the son of James A. and Barbara J. (Pasanen) Wiser. Joe graduated from the Vo-Ed and Edgewood High School Class of 1986. Over the years he worked at General Electric in Erie and at the Dock Company. Joe was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers Fan and enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his father, James Wiser; children, Lindsey, Michael, Corey and Nicholas; brothers, William, John, Jimmy, and Erik Wiser; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara; nephew, Steve; grandparents; and numerous aunts and uncles.
At his request no services will be held, cremation will take place. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in his name to the family.
Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, is handling arrangements. Online obituary and condolences at www.ducro.com
Bert J. Pedigo
Bert J. Pedigo, 77, of Monroe Township, passed away Monday evening, April 9, 2018 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. He was born December 21, 1940 in Pasadena, CA, and was the son of Ray and Alice (Johnstone) Pedigo.
After high school graduation, Bert joined the United States Navy, and received his honorary BA from Sierra Madre City College. He later worked in satellite communication for Hughes Network System.
Bert enjoyed writing, and was a published author. He enjoyed the time with his family going to Ocean City, and when he was younger, swing dancing with his sister. He loved the outdoors, mountains, and the ocean, and climbed half dome in Yosemite. Bert also enjoyed watching his granddaughters play soccer.
Survivors include his daughter Margaret “Maggie” (Frank) DeBonis of Monroe Township; his sons David (Amy) Pedigo of Noblesville, IN, and Brett (Maria) Pedigo of Sherman Oaks, CA; his brother Jess (Esther) Pedigo of Chippewa Falls, WI; his sister Mary Margaret “Maggie” Clements of Vista, CA; grandchildren Michael DeBonis, Cody DeBonis, Madison Pedigo, Mackenzie Pedigo, Emma Pedigo, and Charlie Pedigo; and 3 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Patricia “Patt” Pedigo, and his sister Nan Carlton.
Memorial service will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, with Pastor Jan Walsh of New Leaf United Methodist Church officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by the United States Navy and the American Legion Cowle Post #151.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120 Chicago, IL 60693, or to the American Kidney Fund 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com.
Shirley A. Cooper
Shirley A. Cooper, 91, of Conneaut, Ohio passed away Wednesday April 11, 2018 at Lake Pointe Nursing & Rehab in Conneaut, Ohio. She was born May 13, 1926 in Conneaut, and was the daughter of Rolla & Margaretta (Green) Coates. Shirley was a 1944 graduate of Conneaut High School, and had lived in Canada for thirty years before moving back to Conneaut. Shirley was a member of New Leaf United Methodist Church, Tops Club in Canada and Conneaut A.M. Tops. She loved to bowl, paint, work on puzzles, loved cats, canning, and being with her family. She also enjoyed shopping with her daughters, planning & attending family reunions. Shirley had a great sense of humor and love to have a good time. Shirley was employed by various factories in the area. She retired from Webb Manufacturing. Survivors include her children, Sandy (David) Anderson of Monroe Twp. and Cindy (John) Lynch of Conneaut; grandchildren, Chris Anderson, Jeff (Betsy) Anderson, Mike (Pam) Anderson and Jeremy Anderson; five great-grandchildren; her best friend since school, Twila Morrison of Conneaut, Andy and Mary Campbell of Conneaut and good friends in Canada, Jack and Jean O’Brien and Rose Babcock; along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband and father of her daughters; Carl Sebetich, daughter, Carol Lynn Sebetich and her second husband Kenneth Cooper, also two brothers, Edgar and Duane Coates. The family would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful care she received while living at the Lake Pointe and also under the care of Hospice of the Western Reserve. Arrangements have been entrusted to Marcy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio 44030. Please sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com
Richard E. Hopes
Richard E. Hopes, age 82 passed away on April 13, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 13, 1936 in Orwell the son of the late Helen (Himrod) and Alex Hopes. Dick retired from Kennametal, but was really a farmer at heart and loved farming with his Farmall tractors which he collected. He often helped neighboring farmers and was just happy to get out in the fields. He enjoyed life to its fullest, and after retirement Dick and his wife Joanne, whom he called “his honey” traveled everywhere they could including Europe. Dick loved meeting people and visiting with anyone who would chat with him. Often he just enjoyed going for a drive and looking at the sites and always finding a different return route. He showed his community support by serving as Orwell Township Trustee for five years and the zoning board of appeals. He was a long time member of Farm Bureau and served on the Board of Directors. Dick enjoyed the Antique Engine Club and participating with his tractors. He was also a member of the Cattlemen’s Association. In his later years, after retirement, Dick enjoyed being a part-time driver for Preston Superstore in Burton. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Joanne (Kaminski) Hopes, daughters Robin (Don) Hofer and Kathy (Jeff) Lynn. His stepchildren, Michelle and Tracie Kellison, sisters, Ginny (Dick) Simonson, Dorothy Hare, Liz Waters and a brother Bill (Vicki) Hopes, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son David who died in 2017. Funeral Service officiated by Rev. John Gehring-Anders will be held at the Orwell North Presbyterian Church, 135 N. Maple Street, Orwell OH on Wednesday, April 18th at 11:00am. Visitation will be held prior to service from 9:45 to 10:45am. Memorial Contributions can be made in Dick’s name to Orwell North Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are being handled by Paine Funeral Home, Orwell, OH.