Kenneth R. Bloss, Jr.
Kenneth R. Bloss, Jr., age 63, of Kinsman,OH, died Monday, June 18, 2018, at home.
He was born August 4, 1954, in Greenville, PA, a son of Kenneth R. Bloss, Sr. and Maxine Elaine (McMillen) Bloss.
A lifelong area resident, Ken had also lived in Jamestown, PA, and Warren, OH, for a short time. He was employed by Greenville Steel Car Co. in Greenville, PA, Kinsman Implement in Kinsman, and as a farmhand for many years at Hunting Valley Farms in Jamestown. Most recently he had been helping out local friends with their farms. Ken was a former volunteer for the Kinsman Volunteer Fire Department; and he enjoyed gardening, cooking, and building things.
He is survived by his son, Christopher Bloss of Richmond, KY; his daughter, Amanda Bloss of Richmond, KY; 10 Grandchildren; 1 Great-grandchild; three brothers, Joe Bloss of Kinsman, OH, John Bloss of Binghamton, NY, and Bob Bloss of Kinsman,OH; five sisters, Kay Johnson of Kinsman, OH, Carol Scisinger of Warren, OH, Mary Bush of Burghill, OH, Karen Bloss-Miller of Sun Lakes, AZ, and Beverly Drawl of Cortland,OH; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Lisa Zimmerman on July 19, 2015.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 7:00 PM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman,OH. Calling hours will be on Saturday from 5:00 PM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home, PO Box 285, Kinsman, OH 44428. Those wishing to share a fond memory or condolence may visit www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Alexander D. Kovach
Alexander D. Kovach, passed away peacefully at home on June 15, 2018. He had been battling cancer for 9 years. He was born July 8, 1942 in Berwick, Pennsylvania; Alex served 4 years in the United States Coast Guard before settling in Madison, Ohio. He was active in many clubs and organizations in the community. He was retired from Kennametal after 29 years of service.
Alex is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Marlene (nee Ogden) Kovach; their two sons, Kevin Kovach and Keith Kovach; a brother, Allen; sister, Shelly and many loved nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Alex is preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Caroline and brother Bob Farver.
Friends will be received on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 1-3 p.m. at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, OH 44057 with a service immediately following at 3 p.m. Mr. Pat Collins will be officiating the service. Contributions may be made in Alex’s name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 5786 Heisley Road, Mentor, Ohio 44060.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Jocelyn M. Kettunen
Jocelyn M. Kettunen, 92 passed away June 7, 2018 at her residence in Andover, Ohio. She was born to Leo and Philomena (Whitman) Blough. Mrs. Kettunen worked as a nurse as well as working the family farm. She is survived by her children; David, Alan, and Leo Kettunen, Mary Bowlin, Joycelyn Heath, and Rita Kettunen.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 11AM at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 481 South Main Street, Andover, Ohio with Fr. Mikstay officiating. Everyone is welcome to stay for food and fellowship following the services. Burial of Cremated Remains in Oakdale Cemetery in Jefferson, Ohio.
Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, Pierpont, Ohio is assisting with arrangements.
Delois Fayetta “Toni “Marshall
Delois Fayetta “Toni “Marshall, age 88, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2018 at her home in Pierpont, Ohio
She was born September 8, 1929 in Ashtabula Ohio, the daughter of Wayne E. and Avonell (Schlecht) Tanner, and lived in Pierpont Ohio her entire adult life. She was married to the love of her life, John S. Marshall, on Aug 20, 1952.
Delois “Toni” was a very religious person and a faithful and active member of Pierpont Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher and was an avid participant of the Woman’s Circle, she served as a Girl Scout/Brownie leader, belonged to the Fire Bells, Toni enjoyed Eastern Star and was a Past Matron of Relief Chapter 546, Pierpont and member of Orion Chapter 12, Kingsville; for more than 60 years.
Toni and John owned and operated the Whippy Dip in Pierpont and managed the Dog & Suds, she also worked at the Ashtabula Bar & Restaurant Supply in Ashtabula.
Survivors include her children, Helen E. Tobie, Janet L. Brockett, Heather D. (Tracy) Williams, Rory S. (Stefanie) Marshall, Peter J. (Liz) Marshall and Mary Jayne (Rob) Lahti; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Toni was preceded in death by her husband John S. Marshall of 56 years and brothers, Donald Tanner and Ronald Tanner; and her parents.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Pierpont Presbyterian Church, 71 St. Rt. 7, Pierpont, Ohio. Rev. Larry Carr will officiate.
Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 1071 St. Rt. 7 North, Pierpont, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made in Toni’s name to Pierpont Presbyterian Church, or Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Road, Ashtabula, Ohio, 44004.
WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 1071 St. Rte. #7 N., Pierpont , Ohio is assisting the family. www.ducro.com
Hollie B. Patton
Hollie B. Patton, 84, joined her beloved husband, Frank on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 while a resident of the Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
The daughter of Earl and Edith (Howell) Frasure, Hollie was born on November 21, 1933 in Floyd County, Kentucky.
Hollie and Frank Patton were married for forty-one years. Together they weathered the storms and relied on each other for love and support. After Frank’s death, Hollie’s strength and character carried her through times of adversity. Always thanking the Lord for the gifts he had given her and her family.
Hollie was a devoted member of Pentecostal Church of God and enjoyed being with her church family. She helped with the funeral dinners, and was known for her biscuits.
Hollie was employed with, Yoder’s Green Houses, Rockwell Plastic and MFG.
Hollie was born with a servant’s heart; she helped so many people in her journey of life. She could never turn anyone away and would share with them no matter how little she had.
Hollie will be admired for her dedication to her faith, her love of family and her strength and dignity.
Hollie is survived by her children, Donald (Micky) Patton, Glenith Dale Patton, and Brenda Gail Keen all of Ashtabula; many loving grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great- grandchildren; she is survived by her siblings, Audie Frasure of Indiana, Earl Frasure of Dorset, Vern Frasure of Sheffield Township, Roger Frasure of Ashtabula, Betty Hungerford of Jefferson, Bonnie Stillwell, Freda Frasure both of Conneaut, Eugene Frasure also of Jefferson; many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews.
Hollie was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Patton, Sr., sons, Frank Patton, Jr., Clinton Dean Patton; grandson, Michael Patton; great-grandson, Michael Ray Patton; siblings, Roy Frasure, Earlene Maple, George Frasure, Danen Frasure, and Ottis Frasure.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 West Prospect Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio. Rev. Kenneth Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in Saybrook Cemetery next her beloved husband, Frank.
Calling hours will be observed from 2PM to 4PM and 6PM to 8PM on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula, Ohio
If desired, contributions in Hollie’s name may be made to the Resident Activity Fund of the Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 5740 Dibble Road, Kingsville, Ohio, 44048
Hollie’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the love and care she was given.
ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME 500 West Prospect Road, Ashtabula, Ohio is assisting the family www.ducro.com
Robin Renee Spangler
Robin Renee Spangler, age 50, Lenox-New Lyme Rd., Jefferson, died Saturday morning at her residence following a yearlong battle with cancer.
She was born June 3, 1968 in Painesville, the daughter of the late Floyd & Joann (Bramley) Hinkle. Robin was a graduate of Grand Valley High School. She married Michael J. Spangler on September 28, 2010 in Jefferson. Robin was a 22-year employee of the Jefferson Area Local Schools, filling positions of bus driver, cook and janitor.
Her interests included being with family, especially grandchildren, motorcycling, flower gardening, NASCAR and partying with friends.
Survivors include her husband, Michael, five children, Corey L. (Hayden) Reed of Norfolk, VA, Cindy M. Reed of Alliance, Samantha B. Reed of Salem, Brittany R. Spangler & Dakota J. Spangler, both of Jefferson, four grandchildren and four siblings, Veronica L. (Duane) Paulin of Hambden Twp., Charles E. “Chuckie” (Betty) Castle of Punta Gorda, FL, Scott (“Scottie” (Suzette) Hinkle of Orwell & Laura (Jerry) Pataki of Hartsgrove Twp.
A celebration gathering will be held Saturday, June 30, 2018 beginning at 1:00 P. M. at the home of David & Susan Burns, 818 St. Rt. 307 East, Jefferson. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004 or the UH Geauga Medical Center-Siedman Cancer Center, 13207 Ravenna Rd., Chardon, OH 44024.
The Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and staff, Jefferson, Ashtabula & Geneva are honored to serve the Robin Spangler family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences, light a candle or send a flower.
Willie Belle Green
Willie Belle Green, 86 of Andover died Monday (June 18th) at Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood, OH after suffering a major stroke. She was born March 17, 1932 in Birmingham, Alabama the daughter of Edward and Arlene (Smith) Washington and has lived in the Andover area since 1977 coming from Cleveland because her husband had a new home built for her.
She loved children, cooking, sewing, quilting, gardening, animals and singing. She was a very active member and volunteer at Hiawatha Church of God in Christ in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Surviving her are her nine children, Charles C. Greene III of Cleveland, Albert C. (Barbara) Greene of Cleveland, Maynard W. (Millicent) Greene of Texas, Lawrence W. (Alicia) Greene of Los Angeles, CA, Michael K. (Patricia) Greene of Cleveland, Alison L. (Gregory) Brown of Bedford Hts, Darcelle (Lenora) Wordlow of Cleveland, Terrence U Greene of Cleveland and Charisse L. (Mustafa) Ali of Geneva; a whole tribe of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, close family friends and three companion cats “Meow”. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Chambers Greene in 2009 who she was married for over 60 years; her daughter, Gail Molden this year and two brothers, Jim and Cleveland and two sisters, Mary and Bertha.
“Our Mother liked to live life to the fullest.”
Funeral service will be Friday (June 22nd) at 11:00 AM at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 West Jefferson St. Jefferson, Ohio with Pastor David Howard, JR. officiating. Burial will in Padanarum Cemetery in Richmond Township.
Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes are honored to service the Willie Greene family. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com.
Lucinda Draper of Conneaut, passed away June 17, 2018. She was born in Ohio, and was the daughter of the late Gordon and Betty Finlaw Sr. Lucinda attended and graduated from Conneaut High School and was employed at Molded Fiber Glass.
Survivors include her husband; children; siblings; and in-laws.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00PM, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Marcy Funeral Home with Rev. Debra Hills officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marcy Funeral Home.
Sign the guestbook at www.marcyfuneralhome.com.
Jacob Joseph Bolas-Hilston
Jacob Joseph Bolas-Hilston, 1 Month, died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at UHHS-Geauga Hospital.
He was born on May 8, 2018 in Willoughby the son of Cassandra Rose Bolas and Mark Andrew Hilston. Jacob enjoyed being held by his mommy, getting kisses, going to the park and listening to meditation music. He was a sweetheart and will be missed terribly by his parents and family.
Jacob is survived by his mother, Cassandra Rose Bolas; father, Mark Andrew Hilston; grandparents, Kimberly and Terry Brummitt and Barbara and Michael Hilston; great-grandparents, Terry and Joyce Brummitt and Ruth Polzer; aunts and uncles, Christina (Sean) Mary, Joshua (Rebecca) Brummitt, Katie (Matt) Roesner, Martin (Mandy) Hilston, Bill (Britany) Hilston and Bob Hilston; cousins, Taryn and Talia Hilston, Sebastian Mary and Victoria, Charlotte and Phillip Brummitt; and his puppy, Lilly.
A memorial service will be held, Monday, June 25, 2018 at 6:00PM at Paine Funeral Home, 140 E. Main St., Orwell, with Rev. Kenneth Roberts, of Ashtabula Pentecostal Church of God, officiating. A calling hour will be held prior to services on Monday from 5:00PM until 5:45PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in care of his mother, Cassandra Rose Bolas to be given to a charity of choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Flowers – Please deliver on Monday, June 25th by 1pm. Thank you
Kenneth W. White
Kenneth W. White, 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in the presence of his wife and children.
He was born on February 25, 1938 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey the son of Kenneth A. and Mary (Cornelius) White. Ken graduated from Rock Creek High School Class of 1956. After graduating from high school he sailed a short time on the ore boats before enlisting in the United States Navy. Ken was a contractor and employee for many telephone companies throughout his career and retired in 2000 from the Conneaut Telephone Company. He was a member of the I.B.E.W Union #673 and a former member of the Rock Creek United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed working in his yard, gardening, woodworking, traveling and visiting lighthouses. Ken was very fond of his cats and loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rose Marie White; children, David G. (Laura) White and Greg K. (Kathryn) White, both of Ashtabula and Janet A. White of Lancaster, PA; grandchildren, Andrew (Stacy) and Nicholas (Amanda) White; and great-grandchildren, Sophia and Madilyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister Mary Patricia McQuown.
A graveside service will be held, Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 11:00AM at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, with Pastor Terry Simpson, of Gageville United Methodist Church, officiating.
Memorials in memory of Ken may be given to the St. Jude’s Hospital, an organization he held dear to his heart.
Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 345 Main St., Conneaut is assisting the family.
Online guestbook and condolences available at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com
David A. Stokes, Sr.
David A. Stokes, Sr., Hartsgrove, Age 35, passed away tragically on June 14, 2018 in Hartsgrove Township. Born on June 21, 1982 in Yuma, Arizona to Edward G. and Mary E. (Beecher) Stokes. David worked for Just In Time Staffing & Buyers. He enjoyed fixing and riding motorcycles, and playing soccer with his boys and family.
Survivors: Fiancee’; Melissa Burnette, Children; David Jr., Daniel of Hartsgrove; Ashley Hinson, Maryland. Mother; Mary Stokes, N.C.Siblings: Glenn Stokes, N.C.; Lil Bro Chris (Jessica) Lockamy, Ohio; Matthew (Amy) Bales, Ohio; Mike (Melissa), Ohio; Barbara Warrick, N.C. Nieces & Nephews: Savannah, Desire’, Skyler, Malijah, Journey, of N.C.; Destiny of Ohio, Alex of Texas, Abel, Caleb, David (“Lilman”), Kye of N.C.; Terrance & Christopher of Ohio; Paternal Grandfather; Glenn Stokes. And many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.
Preceded By: Maternal Grandparents; Stanley & Barbara Beecher, Paternal Grandmother; Shirley Stokes.
Contributions: To the family or Walker Funeral Home. Memorial Service to be held at a later date.
Stephen J Simcak
Stephen J Simcak, age 79 of Bemus Point, NY passed away, Friday, June 15, 2018 in Erie PA.
He was born 1939, in Cleveland OH, the son of Steve and Elizabeth Simcak. He married Mary Ann (Vancura) November 9, 1963.
Steve graduated Benedictine High School in Cleveland and proudly served in the US Marine Corps. He was a dedicated employee of Lincoln Electric of 37 years.
Steve is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of 54 years, his children, Diana Carroll, David (Donna) Osborne, Donna and Nat (deceased) Natarajan, Steve (Karen) Simcak and Kimberly Simcak; 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; Siblings Gerald (deceased) and Carol Simcak; Dennis and Janice Simcak; Karen and Bob (deceased) Malinowski; Theresa (Nick) Ciarcia and many nephews and nieces, extended family and friends. He was also preceded in death by a grandson Stephen “Stosh” Simcak.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St. Madison OH. A funeral service will be held 11 AM, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the funeral home.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.behmfuneral.com
Patricia S. Ferguson- Patsy “Jose”
Patricia S. Ferguson- Patsy “Jose” 65 of E. 47th Street Ashtabula passed away unexpectedly at ACMC on Tuesday June 12th, 2018.
Patsy was born on November 30, 1952 in Phoenix, AZ. She was the daughter of the late Federico and Guadalupe Quinonez. Patsy graduated from Tolleson Union High School of Tolleson, Arizona in 1970.She later moved to Ashtabula, Ohio to raise her two children and where she spent her life.
Patsy worked at many places throughout Ashtabula over the years. She was a prep cook at Country Club Retirement, Kork and Kettle along with Kids Only. She enjoyed at Kids Only as she made sure all those sweet children had full bellies and sometime would give them an extra scoop and also was known for her Iced Tea. She was a bar maid at DeeGee’s, Zal’s, Crow’s Nest, and also made burritos at Iroquois Lounge. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion, Ladies of in Country Vietnam Vets and former Blue Star member. She played with local softball and volleyball teams. She enjoyed baseball and basketball. She knew her sports well.
She will be missed tremendously by all of those that loved her. She had a great spirit and truly was an amazing Nana, mother, sister, friend and companion. Her trademark was to always assign a nickname to all those she came in contact with.
Survivors include Alan Grimm her companion of twenty-two years; two children Master Sergeant of Marine Corps Retired, Jim(Ines)Ferguson of Beaufort, South Carolina and Stephanie (Jessie)Vencill of Ashtabula; stepdaughter, Lori(Grimm)Jesse) Joyal of Chardon, OH.; her fur baby Mr. Murphy who was her protector; sisters, Genevieve S. Quinonez, Elizabeth(Michael)Arcella;brothers, Fredd(Isabel)Quinonez, Peter Quinonez, Paul(Carissa)Quinonez all of Arizona and Robert(Mariea)Quinonez of Saudi Arabia;Tia Nellie and Tio Mathias Guitierrez, Tia Mercy and Tio Ascension Ruiz, Tio Ray ;grandchildren, Emma Ferguson, Ryanna, Ty, Myla, and Brynlee Vencill,Halee McNeil, Ellissa Grimm, Kearstyn Artman, Dominik, Riven and Evan Joyal; Godchildren,Anthony Villa of Arizona,Erin Decot of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and Rodney Starcher of Ashtabula.
Funeral Services will be held at 7: PM; Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio. Rev. Kenneth Roberts will officiate.
Calling hours will be observed on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 5PM until time of service at 7PM at the funeral home.
Patricia’s family would like to give a special thank you to those persons at ACMC, Pastor Kenneth Roberts, JP Ducro, Community Care Ambulance and Life Bank for their care and compassion during our time of loss.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made family in care of Stephanie Vencill at Lakeview Federal Credit Union at any one of the local branches.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula is assisting the family. www.ducro.com
Joseph Patrick Foderetti, Jr.
Joseph Patrick Foderetti, Jr., 61, beloved son, brother, dad and friend passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018.
Joe was born on June 5, 1957 in Ashtabula the beloved son of Joseph P. and Beverly (Monda) Foderetti, Sr.
Joe graduated from Edgewood High School in 1975 and remained close with his classmates. Joe proudly served in the United States Air Force. Joe worked for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier and retired from the Ashtabula Post Office after thirty years of service. Joe never really retired; he was a volunteer at ACMC; worked at the Hickory Grove Golf Course and Ducro Services.
Joe’s passion was golf; he learned to play from his dad. They spent many hours perfecting their game and enjoying each other’s company. Joe won the Regional Press Golf Tournament three times and was very proud of his other tournament wins, and his several holes- in- one. He also coached Golf for both Edgewood and Lakeside High Schools. His passion for the game was evident as he helped young men and women learn to love the game of golf. Many players have benefited from his expertise and his encouragement. Joe was the driving force behind the Golf Lab at Lakeside High School, which gave players the opportunity to improve their game.
Joe will be remembered as a man of principle, hard work, fierce love of family and friends; his ability to make everyone feel special and his unique brand of humor. Most importantly his dignity and strength through adversity; he never gave up. “I am going to be back at work keep my job for me”.
Joe is survived by his parents, Joe and Beverly Foderetti; his sister, Jody Foderetti; brother, Michael and Leni Foderetti; his partner in love and life, Tina Melendez; children, Maryelise and Sean Foderetti; his aunt and uncle, Gloria and John Stranman; his niece and two nephews; two great- nieces; his four legged companions, Barney, Snookie and Gracie.
Joe was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Patrick Foderetti, IV and his wife, Marianne E. Foderetti.
Joe requested that no services be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeside High School Golf Program in Joe’s name.
Jody and Tina would like to thank Joe’s friends who were so very important in his final journey. His friends from high school and the post office; H2O Ministries for building the ramp, and the people for the home improvements that allowed Joe to come home. To those special persons who encouraged, supported and loved him. You truly were Joe’s brightest lights in his darkest days.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio is assisting with arrangements. www.ducro.com
Edward J. Donley
Edward J. Donley, age 58, of New Lyme, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at University Manor Nursing Home in Cleveland. He was born on March 29, 1960 in Warrensville Hts., the son of Richard A. and Lucille (Nakoneczny) Donley.
He was a factory worker and enjoyed art, sculpting and the outdoors.
He is survived by his father, Richard A. Donley of New Lyme; 3 brothers, Harold, Roger& Arthur; 2 sisters, Melinda & Ellen.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Donley in 2013.
The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson are honored to serve the Edward J. Donley family.
Joyce M. Dispenza
Joyce M. Dispenza (65) of Ashtabula died on Friday evening at the University Hospital of Cleveland.
Born June 18, 1952 in Cleveland she was the daughter of Elias and Vera (Azzano) Dragon.
Joyce graduated from Harbor High School class of 1971 and on June 16, 1973 she married Michael Dispenza in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Ashtabula.
She enjoyed playing slot machines , bingo , and watching the cooking channel.
Survivors include her daughter Stacy (Tomas) Dispenza-Gonzalez , granddaughters Ivy Essig , Shilo Gonzalez , brothers James Dragon , and Nicholas Dragon.
She was preceded in death by her parents , husband Sgt. Michael Dispenza , brother Elias Dragon Jr. , sister Christine Stickle , and step father Richard Grimes.
Funeral service will be on Wednesday June 20, 2018 at Noon in Guerriero Funeral Home 1550 West 19th St. in Ashtabula , with burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 at the funeral home.
Condolences can be made at guerrierofuneralhome.com
Leonard J. (Jerry) Morris, Sr.
Leonard J. (Jerry) Morris, Sr., 67, passed away on June 14, 2018.
He was the son of Patrick R. and Elizabeth Ratchford Morris, born on March 15, 1951 in Cleveland OH.
Jerry was a self-employed painter for 30 years and enjoyed having cookouts, celebrating the holidays at his home, and gardening.
He is survived by his companion, Theresa Seither, one son, Leonard J. (Jerry) Morris, Jr., two daughters: Erica Morris and Traci Soltis, two step-sons: Bill and Matt Seither, three grandchildren: Heather and Brett Morris, and Victoria Soltis, one great-grandchild, Brielle-Johanne Whatley, three brothers: Wayne (Shirley), Tommy, and Johnny (Sissy) Morris, and two sisters: Doreen (Don) Kirk, and Karen Davis.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers: Mike and David Morris.
A Celebration of Life will be held on June 23, 2018, 2:00pm at 9999 State Route 45, Orwell, OH 44076.
A private burial service will be held at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon, OH at a later date.
David L. Monroe, 70, of Asheville, NC and formerly of Ohio, passed away June 4, 2018. He was born the son of Emma Jennie (Zappitello) and Roger James Monroe on June 8, 1947 in Santa Monica California. He grew up in Conneaut, Ohio and graduated from Conneaut High School Class of 1965, where he ran track and excelled in baseball, earning the nick name, Willy (for Willy Mays), because he was so good. David received his Bachelor and master’s degree in city planning from Kent State University, where he attended during the 1971 war protest shootings.
Mr. Monroe was a city planner for Elyria, Ohio, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and Hillsboro, North Carolina for many years and owned and operated a bookstore in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
David loved woodworking and remodeling old Victorian homes and built a home on Orcas Island, Washington. He enjoyed sports, watching college football and basketball, especially the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, North Carolina State Wolfpack and Seatle SuperSonics teams. David was a lover of blues music.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Bardes Monroe; daughter, Lisa (Vanessa Gould) Monroe; step-daughters, Anna (Brad Hatcher) Shadley and Elsa Shadley; grandchildren, Simon Danger and Sam Rocket Shadley Hatcher and Orly Moon McAlpin; sister, Yvonne (Richard) Skippon; aunt, Helen Nappi; niece and nephews, Christine Skippon, Brad Skippon and Richard Skippon; and a great-nephew, Jacob Kray;
He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Emma and Richard Zoratti.
Private family services were observed at the Conneaut Township Park.
Should friends desire, memorials in memory of David may be given to Asheville Humane Society, at www.ashevillehumane.org or by mailing to 17 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC, 28806.
The Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 345 Main St., Conneaut assisted the family.
Please visit www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com and sign the online guestbook and to leave a condolence.
Boyd B. Griffith, Jr.
Boyd B. Griffith, Jr., 73, passed away on May 24, 2018 in Brooksville, Florida, where he enjoyed wintering for many years.
He was born on November 8, 1944 in Altoona, Pennsylvania the son of Alice (Bathurst) and Boyd B. Griffith, Sr. Boyd graduated from Conneaut High School Class of 1963. He was drafted in the summer of 1965 into the United States Army and served honorably in Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam he married the former Judith Holl on March 9, 1968. Boyd retired as a belt repairman with the Pittsburgh and Conneaut Dock Company, after 40 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Cowle Post #151, Lake Erie Boat Club and the New Leaf United Methodist Church.
Boyd will be remembered for his creativeness, ingenuity, and jack of all trades. He was relied on by his family to fix many things and was often referred to as MacGyver. Boyd was an excellent wood worker, sculptor and made wooden angels. He enjoyed working with the LEAF project and utilized his many talents, building ramps, bathrooms and many other projects for those in need. He loved his family, his children and grandchildren and could be counted on to be at all of their, sports, band or any function they were involved in.
Boyd is survived his wife of 50 years, Judy Griffith; daughter, Julie (Steve) Joseph; son, Boyd (Sheri) Griffith, III; grandchildren, Stephanie and Jennifer Joseph and Samantha and Sidney Griffith; sister, Carol A. Griffith; brother, H. Michael (Diane) Griffith; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Lawwill; nieces and nephews, Robert and Bryan Lawwill and Melanie Carmack and Adam Griffith; several cousins; and his buddy Zach (granddog).
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Jean L. and Robert N. Holl; and his brother-in-law, Roger Lawwill.
A celebration of life will be held, Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM at New Leaf United Methodist Church, 110 Gateway Ave., Conneaut with Rev. Jan Walsh and Rev. Lois Burke, officiating. American Legion Cowle Post #151, will perform military honors, following the service. Family and friends will be received at the church from 1PM until time of services at 3PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Boyd may be given to the American Legion Bruisers Baseball Team, 272 Broad St., Conneaut, OH 44030 or the CLYO, PO BOX 215, Conneaut, OH 44030.
The Thompson Smith Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St., entrusted with arrangements.
Online obituary and condolences at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com