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Routsong Funeral Home - Kettering Chapel

On first thought, the fact that we are family-owned may not mean much to you. But consider this: Because we have lived here for so long, there is a very good chance that during your time of greatest need, you will be assisted by someone you consider a friend. And, because we are local, you are assured someone from our family will be available to assist you, regardless of the time you call. Like you, we all live here, so we are constantly giving back to the community.

Sometimes a tragedy can change the entire pattern of a man's life. That happened during the Dayton flood of 1913 to Carl T. Routsong, then a rural mailman. He stood at a window in the main post office and watched as the floodwaters washed away his horse and buggy. Without them, Carl could not keep his mail route. Fortunately, his brother-in-law, George Bradford, who had recently started Bradford and Gustin Funeral Home, was in need of extra help. In 1918, when Mr. Gustin retired, Carl entered into a partnership with George Bradford and the firm was founded. Reorganization in 1952 marked the beginning of Routsong Funeral Home and the rest is history!

Death care businesses have traditionally been transferred to successive generations and ours is no exception. Today we are at our third generation of running Routsong Funeral Home and we look forward to a future of continued succession.

In 1918, with the partnership of Bradford and Routsong, the firm was formed. Following a reorganization in 1952, Routsong Funeral Homes has grown to our present size through adherence to our principles, which are to present the options available to families, and to faithfully fulfill their wishes with conscientious service.

Carl T. Routsong was the founder of Routsong Funeral Home. His son, Thomas H. Routsong, joined the firm in 1952, followed by his son, Thomas A. Routsong, in 1979. Mrs. Thomas H. (Martha) Routsong joined the three-generation family-run business when she received her funeral director's license in 1979.

The Routsong Funeral Homes, family and staff, are members of the National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Montgomery County Funeral Directors Association and the Federated Funeral Directors of America. All these organizations are pledged to serve the public in accordance with prescribed ethical standards.

We are a caring Christian family, and our desire is to continue serving Dayton area families, in their time of need, as we have for over 80 years.


Our Obituaries

Paul Louis Sacksteder

September 19, 1956 - January 18, 2018

SACKSTEDER, Paul Louis, age 64, of Centerville, OH, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. He was born on September 19, 1953 in Dayton, OH. Paul graduated high school in 1971 and from WSU in 1975. He worked for BMT/Hurley’s and Belcan/Belflex. Paul was the owner of Extrahelp Staffing Service for 28 years. He was a member of the Dayton Marketing...
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Christine Lynne Welsh

October 19, 1956 - January 17, 2018

WELSH, Christine L., 61, of Centerville, passed away on Wednesday January 17, 2018. Chris was born on October 19, 1956, to Harold and Nellie (Briscoe) Brady, in El Reno, OK. Chris is survived by her loving husband of 37 years David Welsh; daughters Chelsea Welsh and Lyndsey (Nick) Arnold; brother John (Tonya) Brady; Mother-in-law Martha Brady; numerous...
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Rosemary J. Baty

February 4, 1922 - January 14, 2018

BATY, Rosemary J., age 95, of Kettering, OH, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Rosemary was born to the late Albert E. and Ina (Farris) Jolley on February 4, 1922 in Cedarville, OH. She graduated from Patterson Co-Op and was an active member of Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church where she was involved musically. Rosemary enjoyed cooking, sewing and...
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Julia Jean Hovden

April 7, 1937 - January 14, 2018

HOVDEN, Julia Jean, age 80, of Centerville, Ohio passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Bethany Lutheran Village where she was a resident for three months. She was a graduate of Amboy, Minnesota High School in 1956. Julia spent her entire married life as a homemaker. She was a member of Bethany Church of Christ. Julia loved to travel and especially camping with her...
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Helen Caroline Pleimann

January 11, 1921 - January 14, 2018

PLEIMANN, HELEN CAROLINE, 97, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on January 11, 1921 to Helen and Leo Hunkeler. Helen was the loving wife of Norman J. Pleimann for 53 years. He preceded her in death in 1999. Helen was the mother of Rose Marie (Dennis) Nerderman, David...
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Dustin Gene McDonald

December 21, 1981 - January 12, 2018

McDONALD, Dustin Gene, age 36 of Dayton passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Dustin was born on December 21, 1981 in Massillon, OH to Lawrence McDonald and Kim Cooper-McDonald. He attended Owens Community College and proudly worked as a fabricator and installer of marble and granite. Dustin was preceded in death by his mother, Kim Cooper-Friedrich. He is...
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Dane Paul Landon

December 24, 1955 - January 12, 2018

LANDON, Dane Paul, age 62, of Washington Township, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. He was born on December 24, 1955 in Louisville, KY to Joyce and Dr. David Landon. Dane graduated from Bloomington High School South in 1974 and attended Manchester College. He worked for many different bookstores. Dane was preceded in death by his father, Dr. David...
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Alfred Galen Landis

March 12, 1928 - January 10, 2018

LANDIS, Alfred G. (Galen) departed this life to join his late wife, Virginia (Ginny) F. (Vandevander), in heaven on January 10, 2018. He was born on March 12, 1928 in Mountain Grove, Missouri to the late Henry and Agnes (Dillworth) Landis. He was the ninth of eleven children. Al was preceded in death by siblings Edward, Kenneth, Vivian, Ardella, Bessie&...
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Laurence A. Warwar

April 4, 1932 - January 9, 2018

WARWAR, Laurence Azar, age 85, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2018. Laurence was born in Beirut, Lebanon and immigrated to the United States with her husband, Elias Warwar, and young family in 1954. She obtained a Master’s Degree from University of Dayton in counseling and education and was a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed...
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Louis C. Breckenridge

January 22, 1923 - January 8, 2018

BRECKENRIDGE, Louis C., age 94, of Bethany Village, Centerville, OH, made his last flight on January 8, 2018, to join Joyce, his beloved wife of 71 years in the afterlife. He leaves his daughters, Bonnie Cogan and Rae Chivers of Dayton, OH and Cathy (Ron) Bohnlein of Buckeye, AZ; son, Terry (Sandy) Breckenridge of Morrow, OH; grandchildren...
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Yvonne B. Spoon

December 10, 1924 - January 8, 2018

SPOON, Yvonne (Bates), age 93, of Kettering, Ohio passed away Monday, January 8, 2018. Yvonne was born on December 10, 1924 in Dayton, Ohio, to Earl and Ruth (Calhoun) Bates. Yvonne attended Oakwood High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts form Dennison University. She taught art at Harmon Elementary. Yvonne met her husband Byron...
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Judith Carol Bilbrey

April 22, 1939 - January 7, 2018

PHILLIPS-BILBREY, Judith Carol (Hughes), age 78 of Centerville, OH, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 after a brief, unexpected illness. Judi was born in Wilmington OH to James L. and Marcella (Hildenbrand) Hughes. Her family soon moved to Germantown, OH where she graduated from Germantown HS in 1957. Judi then attended Ohio State University, receiving...
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Mark D. Gilliat

July 21, 1962 - January 7, 2018

GILLIAT, Mark David, age 55, of Dayton, OH, passed away on Sunday, January 7th, 2018. He was born on July 21, 1962 in Dayton, OH. He graduated from Fairmont West in 1980, and Ohio State University with degrees in Geology and Metallurgical Engineering. He was a Sr. Metallurgical Engineer at Emmerson Corp. and prior to that he worked at Mound Laboratories...
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LtCol David K. Miller, USAF

March 26, 1943 - January 7, 2018

MILLER, LtCol, USAF (Retired), David K., age 74, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018. David was Chief of the Analysis and Optimization Branch, Flight Dynamics Directorate, Wright Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base OH. Under his aegis, Colonel Miller’s branch has produced significant technological developments in the design and structural...
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Eva Hundley White

May 12, 1930 - January 7, 2018

WHITE, Eva Hundley, age 87, of Kettering, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. Eva was born May 12, 1930 to Robert and Ida Gullet in Oakland, CA. Eva enjoyed gardening, garage sales, and helping people further their careers. She was witty, intelligent, and her sense of humor will be greatly missed. Eva was...
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Stuart D. Snyder

September 13, 1919 - January 5, 2018


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Jean Ellen Blakely

March 3, 1931 - January 5, 2018

BLAKELY, Jean E. (Selby), 86, of Kettering, passed away on January 5, 2018. Born in 1931 in Indianapolis, IN, she was a 1953 graduate of Purdue University and a teacher for the Dayton and Kettering public schools. During retirement she was an active volunteer with the city of Kettering and the Board of Elections and always supported her favorite charities. She is...
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Nancy C. Shrader

December 6, 1929 - January 4, 2018

SHRADER, Nancy Cunningham, age 88, of Centerville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Nancy was born in Detroit, MI in 1929 to the late David and Margaret (Werth) Cunningham. She was a graduate of Denby High School where she met and later married Robert E. Shrader, Jr. Her life was devoted to caring for her children and 3 granddaughters, and...
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Richard Eugene Clark

October 8, 1946 - January 2, 2018

CLARK, Richard E., 71, of Dayton, passed away on January 2, 2018. Richard was born on Oct. 8, 1946 to James and Helen (Randolph) Clark. He graduated from Stivers High School in 1964 and began working at Hewitt Soap Co. He went on to serve in the Army for two years, and then returned to Hewitt for 39 years following his service. His favorite pastime was playing...
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Paul Thomas Eagan, Jr.

October 7, 1931 - January 1, 2018

EAGAN, Paul T. “Tom” Jr., age 86, formally of Kettering, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. Tom was born in Canonsburg, PA., on October 7, 1931 to Paul Eugene and Elizabeth Eagan. He served in the U.S. Airforce during the Korean War. After his service in the military he became a buyer for Elder Beerman’s for over 20 years. Tom then...
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Albert William Kolb, Jr.

July 30, 1930 - December 30, 2017

Kolb, Albert William (Bill) Jr, age 87, of Centerville, a resident of Bethany Lutheran Village, died at Hospice of Dayton on December 30, 2017 following his struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. Survived by his wife of 29 years Margaret Griffiths Kolb, pre-deceased by his wife of 36 years Carolyn Miller Kolb, his grandson William Kolb Olson, and brother...
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Irma J. Frisby

March 15, 1933 - December 29, 2017

FRISBY, Irma Peitrantonio, age 84, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Brookdale of Oakwood. Irma was born on March 15, 1933 in Pretoro, Italy. She is preceded in death by her parents, Angelo and Maria Pietrantonio; husband, Donald and brother, Leon. Irma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She retired after a...
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Kathleen Ann Jackson

April 3, 1947 - December 27, 2017

JACKSON, Kathleen, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was born on April 3, 1947 in Dayton, OH. Kathleen was preceded in death by her wonderful parents, Robert and Pauline Buzzard; sister, Julie Bertholf and niece, Karen Bertholf. Kathleen is survived by God’s greatest blessings, her son, Robert (Mel) Lindeman and...
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Richard A. Dohme

May 20, 1932 - December 26, 2017


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Madeline Jane Breslin

March 28, 1935 - December 23, 2017

BRESLIN, Madeline Jane, age 82, of Centerville, OH passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Madeline was born to the late Joseph A. and Julia H (Sagel) Seta on March 28, 1935 in Cincinnati, OH. She was employed as an advertising copywriter by the John Shillito Company in Cincinnati. Madeline was also a social activist, business owner and massage therapist....
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Armin Peter Losh

December 17, 1921 - December 22, 2017

LOSH, Armin “Pete” Peter, age 96, of Centerville, OH, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. Pete is a widely acclaimed artist who was born on December 17, 1921. His education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Dayton and the Dayton Art Institute. Pete is a WWII Navy Vet serving over 4 years in the Pacific Theatre. He...
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Daylene Mize

December 20, 1948 - December 21, 2017

MIZE, Daylene, age 69, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Daylene was born December 20, 1948 to Delmar and Gloria (Stark) Mize. She graduated from Jefferson Township high school in 1966, and earned her nursing degree from Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing and BSN from Mt. St. Joseph College. Daylene was a critical care nurse at Miami Valley Hospital...
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Thomas Blitz Creager

March 14, 1931 - December 20, 2017

CREAGER, Thomas A., Sr, (Blitz) age 86, formerly of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was an alumnus of Oakwood High School, Class of 1949 and Denison University, Class of 1953, a proud member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He is survived by his wife, Mary Raine Wagner Creager, son, Tim Creager (Louise) daughter, Paula...
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Harry Thomas Bell

December 12, 1934 - December 20, 2017

BELL, Harry Thomas, age 83, of Kettering, OH, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Harry was born to the late Albert Freeman and Catherine (Danahe) Bell on December 12, 1934. He graduated Stivers H.S., attended Ohio University and also served in the United States Army. Harry retired after 42 years from Plumbers and Pipe Fitters 162. He was a very...
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Mary J. Austin

October 12, 1925 - December 18, 2017

Mary J Austin, 92, of Wilmington, Ohio passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. Mary was born Mary Josephine Thompson on October 12, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio. She attended the University of Dayton and soon met Don Austin who was also attending class at University Dayton. Mary told stories of how her future husband would “sneak away” from Wright Patterson Air...
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Barbara Ann Luthman

May 19, 1940 - December 18, 2017


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Judy Preston

February 3, 1953 - December 16, 2017

PRESTON, Judy, age 64, of Kettering, passed away on December 16, 2017. Judy was born on February 3, 1953 in Paintsville, KY and graduated from Kettering Fairmont East High School in 1972. Judy went on to earn her BA in accounting from Wright State and worked for the Wright State School of Medicine for over 30 years. She cared deeply for others and spent numerous...
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Jack E. King

February 20, 1945 - December 16, 2017

KING, Dr. Jack Elliot, age 72, of Kettering, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Dr. King was born on February 20, 1945 in Columbus, OH to Benjamin and Jane King. He graduated from Fairmont High School, and at The Ohio State University, he received early admittance to Dental School due to an exceptional undergraduate record. He was commissioned as a...
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Robert Bruce Hill, Jr.

July 15, 1945 - December 15, 2017

Hill, Robert Bruce, “Bob” age 72, formerly of Centerville passed away Friday, December 15, 2017. He was a graduate of Brownsville High School in 1963 and received his BA from University of Houston in 1967. He received his Masters of Business Administration from University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in 1969. Bob retired in 2009 after working 37 years for...
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Michael C. Riley

April 30, 1937 - December 11, 2017

RILEY, Michael Cecil, age 80, of Kettering, went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ after passing away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, December 11, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Brenda (Burke); children, Julie Riley, Deb (Bill) Stout, and Michele (Scott) Rosell; grandchildren, Austin Cole (Summer),...
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Linda Colley

May 11, 1961 - December 9, 2017

COLLEY, Linda Lee, age 56, of New Lebanon, OH, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Linda was born to the late James Herman Colley and Thelma Marie Leach on May 11, 1961 in Dayton, OH. She will be remembered by all as someone who had a giving heart, who would help anyone in need and a wonderful designer of all things primitive. Linda was survived by...
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William Garland Brock

April 7, 1932 - December 7, 2017

BROCK, William Garland, 85, of Kettering, formerly of Wartburg TN, passed away on December 7, 2017. He was born on April 7, 1932, in Wartburg, to Virgil and Rosa (Headrick) Brock. He worked for Schubert Funeral Home prior to serving in the Army from 1953-1955 in Ft. Benning GA. Following his service he and his wife Anita moved to the Dayton, OH area where...
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Natalie Stanley Graeff

April 27, 1947 - December 7, 2017

GRAEFF, Natalie Stanley “Talie”, age 70, of Oakwood, OH, died on December 7, 2017. Talie was born on April 27, 1947, in Dayton, OH, to Thomas Edward and Sarah Jane (Stanley) Maher, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Oakwood High School in 1965 and Marymount College of Boca Raton, FL (Lynn University) in 1967. She worked as a...
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Nancy Jean Corpus

November 6, 1926 - December 6, 2017

CORPUS, Nancy Jean, age 91, of Oakwood, OH, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Nancy was born on November 6, 1926 to the late Dee and Dicey (nee King) Lambird. Nancy exemplified the values of the Great Generation, love of country, hard work, sacrifice, integrity and devotion to family. She was an avid dancer and reader who loved cooking...
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George P. Sperry, M.D.

October 3, 1929 - December 3, 2017

SPERRY, George P., M.D., age 88, of Washington Township, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 following a lengthy illness. Dr. Sperry was born October 3, 1929 in Akron, Ohio to John A. and Stella (Phillips) Sperry. He graduated from Tallmadge (Ohio) High School, class of 1947, from Vermont Academy, class of 1948, received his BA degree from...
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William J. King

January 31, 1938 - November 30, 2017

KING, William J., age 79, died November 30, 2017. Survived by wife of 56 years, Cynthia; daughter, Anya King (Jen Davis). Member of founding faculty in 1964 of what became Wright State University. Contributions in his memory may be made to the William and Cynthia King Classics Scholarship Fund, Wright State University Foundation, c/o Sara Woodhull, 3640...
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Alam Wirk, M.D.

May 6, 1947 - November 30, 2017

WIRK M.D., Alam, age 70, of Beavercreek, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. He was born in Pakistan on May 6, 1947 to Allah Ditta and Saleema Wirk. Dr. Wirk attended Rabwah College and King Edward Medical University where he earned his Medical Degree. He then came to the United States in 1972 for his medical training. Dr. Wirk completed a radiology...
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William Bill Brewer

April 8, 1950 - November 30, 2017

BREWER, William “Bill” L., passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at his home. Bill left a loving family and many dear friends. He was a long time member of the Kettering Optimist Club and served the club by holding several offices and chairing the Ohio divisions of the Optimist International Jr. Golf Championship. Bill retired from Miller Brewery in 2012,...
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Stephen D. King, Jr.

April 30, 1941 - November 27, 2017

KING, Stephen D., Jr., age 76, of Centerville, passed away on November 27, 2017. Steve was born on April 30, 1941 in Dayton, OH to Stephen and Ann King. He graduated from Chaminade High School in 1959, honorably served in the Air Force, and then went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. Steve worked as...
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Darleen Fox

July 11, 1941 - November 26, 2017

FOX, Darleen A., age 76, of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017. She was born on July 11, 1941 in Richmond, IN to Ralph and Evelyn Todd. Darleen graduated from Richmond High School and attended Indiana University. She worked as a Healthcare Coordinator at Grandview Hospital and volunteered her time helping at different nursery schools. Darleen was...
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Hazel Katherine Townsend

September 4, 1927 - November 25, 2017

TOWNSEND, Hazel Katherine, age 90 of Kettering, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Hazel was born on September 4, 1927 in Harlan County, Kentucky to Otto Lee Scalf and Lillie (Stewart) Scalf, Bogard. Hazel was active at Kettering Assembly of God Church. She was a loving wife and mother, an avid crafter, enjoyed sewing and loved spending time with...
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Clyde Heddings

July 30, 1953 - November 18, 2017

HEDDINGS, Clyde Richard, USAF Major, Ret., age 64, of Centerville, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017. He was born on July 30, 1953 in Milton, PA and graduated from Coral Shores High School in Plantation, FL in 1971. Clyde then enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving 16 years before becoming an Officer. He earned a Bachelors'...
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Betty Lou Batsche

September 1, 1936 - November 16, 2017

BATSCHE, Betty Lou, age 81, of Centerville, passed away on November 16, 2017. She was born on September 1, 1936 in Dayton to Howard and Marie Sivert. She enjoyed traveling, golfing and spending time with friends and family. Some of her favorite destinations included Germany, Alaska, and Florida. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Marie and...
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Dorothy Jane Feldmaier

August 30, 1923 - November 16, 2017

FELDMAIER, Dorothy J. “Dottie” (nee Howell), age 94, of Centerville, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017. Dorothy was a 1941 graduate of Beavercreek High School and attended Ohio Wesleyan. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church (the Homebuilders Class) and Normandy United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Delta Gamma Sorority. ...
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Mary Elaine Sylvester

April 29, 1964 - November 15, 2017

SYLVESTER, Mary Elaine, age 53, of Centerville, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Mary was born on April 29, 1964 in Riverside, CA to Richard and Helen Sylvester. She graduated from Beavercreek High School in 1981 and earned her degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire. Mary worked at Drug Mart and had her own business in home...
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Gail S. Latham

March 30, 1955 - November 15, 2017

LATHAM, Gail S., age 62, of Kettering, passed away on November 15, 2017. She was born on March 30, 1955 in Dayton, to Thomas and Vivian Snyder. Gail attended Wright State University where she met her husband, Samuel. She graduated from the University of Dayton. Gail was Editor of the Englewood Independent, President of the Dayton Newspaper Guild, Editor...
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Donald Don Dapore

March 23, 1935 - November 14, 2017

DAPORE, Donald W., age 82, formerly of Centerville, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was a graduate of Fairborn High School in 1953 and served his country in the U.S. Army from December 1954 to May 1955. Upon returning to civilian life, Don worked at the Universal Atlas Cement (division of the United States Steel Corporation) while taking business classes...
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Kyle Zachary Mellon

January 25, 1995 - November 13, 2017

MELLON, Kyle Zachary, age 22, of Kettering, passed away suddenly on November 13, 2017. He was born in Dayton and graduated from Fairmont High School. Kyle was a good student and talented athlete, excelling in the sport of soccer. He loved nature, music, traveling and enjoyed being outdoors. Kyle is survived by his father, Zachary Davis and Mother,...
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Howard Feller

July 13, 1934 - November 13, 2017

FELLER, H. Allan, 83, of Kettering, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017. Born in Akron, OH to Howard and Alice (Shanafelt) Feller, Allan graduated from Hughes High School and earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. He served in the Army as a Medical Director at Fort Monroe in VA, earning the rank of Captain before his honorable...
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Estelle Skully

March 1, 1934 - November 13, 2017

SKULLY, Estelle, age 83, of Washington Township, passed away on November 13, 2017. More information will be coming soon.
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Ronald George Molnar

August 4, 1953 - November 13, 2017

MOLNAR, Ronald George, age 64, of Kettering, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017. Ronald was born on August 4, 1953 in Great Falls, MT into the military home of Adeleen and George Molnar. He resided in many places growing up, including Bedford, England and Texas before settling in the greater Dayton area. Ronald graduated from Tecumseh High School...
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Richard Marshall

April 15, 1933 - November 10, 2017

MARSHALL, Richard D., passed away on November 10, 2017. Richard was born on April 15, 1933 to the late Ernest and Doris (Weeks) Marshall in Jackson, MI. He graduated from Defiance High School and attended Defiance College. Richard served on the USS Iowa for the United States Navy, and later became the owner/operator of Quellz Products, Inc. Richard will be...
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Jeremy R. Norman

July 16, 1983 - November 10, 2017

NORMAN, Jeremy R., 34, of Centerville, passed away on Friday November 10, 2017. Born in Dayton, Jeremey went on to proudly serve his country in the Army overseas in Iraq. He was a member of the far hills community church. He is survived by his Parents Teresa Nickell and Arnold Nickell, brother Jimmie (Heather) Norman, Grandparents Lucille and Arnold Nickell,...
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McCray Powell

November 5, 1942 - November 7, 2017

POWELL, McCray was born November 5th, 1942 to the late James and Blanche Powell in Somerville, TN. He entered to rest on Tuesday November 7th, 2017 at The Ohio State University Hospital. Preceding him in death are five brothers, four sisters and one grandchild. McCray accepted Christ at an early age at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Somerville TN. He was nurtured in...
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Thomas W. Krug, Sr.

July 21, 1929 - November 6, 2017

Krug Sr., Thomas W., 88, of Kettering, bids thee adieu. With little control over the coming or going, Thomas W. Krug Sr. began his existence by a progression of circumstances or perhaps miraculous intervention, some nine months prior to July 21, 1929, and ceased his existence on November 6, 2017. You might say the opportunity to die young has eluded him,...
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Thomas W. Krug, Sr.

July 21, 1929 - November 6, 2017

Krug Sr., Thomas W., 88, of Kettering, bids thee adieu. With little control over the coming or going, Thomas W. Krug Sr. began his existence by a progression of circumstances or perhaps miraculous intervention, some nine months prior to July 21, 1929, and ceased his existence on November 6, 2017. You might say the opportunity to die young has eluded him,...
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Thomas Jere Rasnick

October 24, 1940 - November 1, 2017

RASNICK¸ Thomas Jere, age 77, of Kettering, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Jere was born to John and Eunice Rasnick on October 24, 2017 in Dayton, OH. He graduated from Wilbur Wright High School, graduated from Sinclair in 1974 with a degree in Quality Control Engineering and also attended Wright State University. He proudly served in the...
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Thomas Leo Everman, Sr.

June 22, 1929 - October 28, 2017

EVERMAN Sr., Thomas L., Of Kettering died Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Kettering. Tom graduated from Chaminade High School class of 1947 and served our country in the United States Army during Korean Conflict in Tokyo, Japan for the 96 Machine Records Unit. He worked at WPAFB as a Program Specialist Supervisor. Tom was passionate about his computers and an avid Notre Dame...
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Daniel Roy Steininger

October 10, 1955 - October 27, 2017


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Dolores Ann Holsapple

October 19, 1930 - October 25, 2017

HOLSAPPLE, Dolores Ann, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. She was born on October 19, 1930 to the late Casper and Catherine (Steiger) May in Dayton, OH. Dolores graduated from Oakwood high school where she excelled in field hockey and tennis, attended The Ohio University and was a long time member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church. She...
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Hanna Adams

September 22, 1927 - October 25, 2017

ADAMS, HANNA (SALYER), age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday Oct. 25, 2017 at her home in Calvert City, KY. She was born in Salyersville, KY (Magoffin Co.) to Coin and Sarah Salyer on September 22, 1927. She was the 6th of twelve children. Hanna was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Mother-in-Law, sister and Aunt to many. She is...
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Elsie Carlton Delphenich

June 11, 1927 - October 25, 2017

DELPHENICH, Elsie Carlton “Carli” was born on June 11, 1927 in Cincinnati OH to Henry and Elsie Chapman. Carli graduated from the University of Wisconsin, taught music in Kettering schools and was active in many musical activities. She was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity (initiated 1946); active at Christ United Methodist Church as choir member/volunteer;...
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Tom Loges

July 30, 1932 - October 23, 2017

Joseph Thomas (Tom) Loges died in his home on October 23, 2017 in Kettering, Ohio at the age of 85. Tom is survived by his wife Audrey; children, Daniel (Bonnie), Mary Ann, Timothy (Shelly), Mark (Sherry), Rebecca (Brian) Kundtz and Patricia (Fred) Haring; siblings, Marty (Jerry) Lynch of West Bloomfield, Michigan and Kathy (Greg) Senior of Amelia, Ohio....
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Thomas Linwood Proudfoot

March 5, 1928 - October 22, 2017


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Clarence Dale Lucas

March 28, 1928 - October 21, 2017

LUCAS, Clarence “Dale”, age 89, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017. Dale was born March 28, 1928 to the late Wilbert and Edna Lucas in Washington Township. He graduated from Centerville high school in 1947. Dale was a member and volunteer at Normandy United Methodist Church. He was a carpenter by trade and built his own house. Dale built miniature furniture...
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Paul V. Kurpiel

November 21, 1951 - October 18, 2017

KURPIEL, Paul V., age 65, of West Carrollton, Ohio passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Kettering Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was a graduate of Chaminade High School Dayton Ohio. He was retired from Greater Dayton RTA. Paul was a member of the West Carrollton Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by parents, Adam and Frances Kurpiel. Paul...
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James Craig Van Nest

August 24, 1948 - October 17, 2017

VAN NEST, James C., age 69, of Dayton, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. James was born on August 24, 1948 in Dayton to Lloyd and Hazel (Martin) Van Nest. He graduated from Belmont High School in 1966 and retired from the parts and sales division at Kenworth of Dayton in 2015. James was preceded in death by his wife Pam (Kidder) Van Nest, his parents,...
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Anita Marie Riddle

November 4, 1934 - October 16, 2017

RIDDLE, Anita Marie, age 82, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017. Anita was born on November 4, 1934 to the late Arlo and Mildred (Hatfield) Ragan in Dayton, Ohio. She graduated from Roosevelt high school and earned her teaching degree from Anderson University and Wright State University. Anita was a lifetime member of The Church of God, Presently Kettering...
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Dianna C. Kessinger

June 23, 1956 - October 15, 2017

KESSINGER, Dianna C., age 61, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Dianna was born on June 23, 1956 to Maynard and Virginia Carnahan in Wilmington, OH. She worked as a Respiratory Therapist at Kettering Medical Center for 25 years where she met and fell in love with her husband who is also a Respiratory Therapist at KMC. She loved the beach, shopping,...
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Harriet Marie Keller

April 29, 1922 - October 14, 2017

KELLER, Harriet, age 95, of Kettering, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Harriet was born on April 29, 1922 to John and Elizabeth Bihr in Dayton, OH. She was a long time member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church where she managed the school cafeteria. Harriet graduated from Parker High School and later organized her class reunions. Preceded in death...
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Richard E. Corron

September 24, 1937 - October 14, 2017


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Delmar Wallace Breuer

June 21, 1925 - October 13, 2017

BREUER, Delmar Wallace “DW”, of Centerville, formerly of Kettering, Ohio passed away on October 13, 2017 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ethelene (Paschal) Breuer; parents, Oscar B. Breuer and Ida Mae (Johnson) Breuer; his sisters, Treal Arthur and June Verdi; and brothers, Noel, Eugene, Charles Oscar,...
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Patsy Ann Broadstock

February 27, 1927 - October 12, 2017

BROADSTOCK, Patsy Ann, age 90, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Patsy was born on February 27, 1927 in New Madison, OH to James and Cecil (Ebberts) Creech. She worked for the Kettering school system in the cafeteria. Patsy enjoyed traveling and decorative crafting. She was a devoted mother of three who loved her family above all. Patsy was preceded in death...
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Danita Kooyman

September 4, 1966 - October 11, 2017

KOOYMAN, Danita Marie, 51, of Jamestown Ohio, passed away at Soin Medical Center on October 11, 2017 after a four year battle with cancer. Danita was born on September 4, 1966 to Dan Karpuk and Juanita Schuyler in Duluth, MN. She graduated from Hampton high school in Virginia Beach, VA. Danita retired as the Director of Marketing for Home Instead Senior Care in...
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Robert Eugene Millat

January 25, 1928 - October 7, 2017


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Almena Millicent Holley

September 2, 1916 - October 5, 2017

HOLLEY, Almena Millicent, age 101, of Dayton, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Almena was born in Jamaica on September 2, 1916 to Abraham and Alfreda Aitcheson. She received her Nursing degree in England and worked for the Presbyterian Hospital in New York for over 20 years. Almena was preceded in death by her parents, 5 sisters, and 6 brothers. She...
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Patrick Joseph Lawler

October 24, 1956 - October 4, 2017

LAWLER, Patrick Joseph, age 60, of Beavercreek, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Pat was born on October 24, 1956 in Dayton to Robert and Gertrude Lawler. He graduated from Carroll High School then went to receive his accounting degree from the University of Dayton. Patrick worked at Phillip’s Sand and Gravel for over 30 years. He was a member of...
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Gerald Briley

May 20, 1932 - October 2, 2017


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Edward John Cosentino, Jr.

January 14, 1935 - October 1, 2017


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Joseph Jose Fernandez

May 22, 2001 - September 22, 2017

FERNANDEZ, Joseph, age 16, of Miamisburg, passed away on September 22, 2017. Joseph was born on May 22, 2001 in Huntington, NY to Juan Jose Fernandez and Ana Lucrecia Ferguson. He was a junior at Centerville High School where he had just joined the wrestling team and began weight lifting. Joseph loved playing video games, hanging with his friends, riding his...
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Frederick Julius Pestian

September 20, 1927 - September 21, 2017

PESTIAN, Frederick, age 90, passed away on September 21, 2017. Frederick was born on September 20, 1927 to Frederick and Wilmina (Krapfel) Pestian in Steubenville, OH. He served proudly as a Sargent in the United States Marine Corp. Frederick retired from the University of Dayton as the Supervisor of the machine shop at the Research Institute. Frederick was a talented...
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Darrell F. Anderson

August 16, 1947 - September 19, 2017

ANDERSON, Darrell Frederick, age 70 of Kettering, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He was born in Maysville, Kentucky, in 1947 to Charles Frederick “Fred” and Dorothy Anderson. His home was Ripley, Ohio. Growing up he loved being a Boy Scout and watching any kind of Western. St. Michaels Elementary School always held a special place in his...
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Joseph Franchina

February 9, 1932 - September 18, 2017


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Daniel Evan Sharp

September 14, 1981 - September 15, 2017

SHARP, Daniel Evan, age 36, of Centerville, passed away on September 15, 2017 in his home. Dan was born on September 14, 1981 in Kettering, OH. He graduated from Bellbrook High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University. Dan worked as an Electrical Engineer in the Civil Engineering Div. of the USAF Department of...
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Dorothy Preston

April 25, 1927 - September 15, 2017

PRESTON, Dorothy, age 90, of Kettering, passed away on September 15, 2017. Dorothy was born on April 25, 1927 in England and graduated High School in Warrington, England. She became a WWII bride in 1945, marrying Billy Preston, then moved from England to America to live as a US citizen. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 3...
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Carol Jean Shipley

April 3, 1933 - September 14, 2017

SHIPLEY, Carol Jean, age 84, of Kettering, passed away peacefully September 14, 2017. Carol was born in Dayton and lived and worked in Dayton all her life. She was a 1951 graduate of Roosevelt High School. Carol was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Glenn. She is survived by her loving sons, Glenn, Steve, and Jim and many special family members and...
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Maria A. Voce

January 6, 1923 - September 13, 2017

COLOSIMO-VOCE, Maria, 94, of Kettering, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was born in Italy and became a Franciscan, 3rd order at age 16. She came to the USA in 1947 where she married Joseph Colosimo. She retired from Centerville Schools. She is survived by 7 children, Antonio Colosimo, Joe (Cathy) Colosimo, Margaret Simon, Catherine...
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Eleanor I. Humphries

April 29, 1917 - September 12, 2017

HUMPHRIES, Eleanor I., age 100, of Washington Township, OH passed away September 12, 2017 at home with her family. She was born April 29, 1917, in Erie Pennsylvania, the daughter of Julius and Rose Metz. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Herbert F. Humphries, as well as her parents, three brothers, and one great-granddaughter...
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Timothy Andrew Holiga

March 4, 1955 - September 9, 2017

HOLIGA, Timothy A. “Tim”, age 62, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle was called home September 9, 2017 while riding his motorcycle. Tim never met a stranger. He was born March 4, 1955 in Dayton, OH. A graduate of Fairmont East High School and Sinclair Community College, he lived an adventurous life. After...
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Dennie Raymond Simpson

March 9, 1935 - September 6, 2017


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Alex W. Androski

May 21, 1988 - September 4, 2017

ANDROSKI, Alex William, aged 28, formerly of Cincinnati, OH, passed away after a sudden illness on September 4th 2017. Alex graduated from Sycamore High School in 2006 and earned his degree in industrial design from DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. After he died, one of his friends tweeted ‘I hope I can raise my daughter to have the same kind of character and...
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Harold M. Baker

July 16, 1936 - September 1, 2017

BAKER, Harold M., age 81, of Miami Twp., passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017. He was born on July 16, 1936 in Jackson County, KY to Stanley and Hattie Lee Baker. Harold enjoyed fishing, and retired from the Insulators Local Union 79 of Dayton. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters, and his great-granddaughter...
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James E. Christian

November 20, 1923 - August 29, 2017

Christian, James E., age 93, of Springboro, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at home with his family at his side. Jim was born on November 20, 1923 in Clovis N.M. to James and Cynthia Christian. Jim was a true Patriot. He served as a crew member in B-24’s during WW 11 and made numerous bombing runs in Germany. Later became a police officer in California....
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Marilyn J. Shoemaker

January 3, 1932 - August 29, 2017

SHOEMAKER, Marilyn Jane, age 85 of Kettering, passed away Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born on January 3, 1932, the daughter of Leland V. and Gladys (Marling) Norris. She was a 1950 graduate of Fairmont High School. She had been employed by NCR, Rike's, and was a Deputy Clerk for the Auto Title Dept. of Montgomery County, but her...
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Shirley Christian

June 12, 1926 - August 27, 2017

CHRISTIAN, Shirley Verne, age 91, of Springboro, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at home with her family at her side. Shirley was born on June 12, 1926 in Alexandria, VA to Herman and Hazel Packett. She was a member of Southbrook Christian Church and volunteered at Wright-Patterson Medical Center. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived...
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