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Our Obituaries

Michael Joseph Metcalf

May 15, 1989 - April 22, 2012

Michael J. Metcalf AFGHANISTAN – PFC Michael Joseph Metcalf, 22, died Sunday, April 22, 2012 while serving his country in the U.S. Army. He was born May 15, 1989, in Coral Springs, Florida, the son of Ceejay Metcalf and Kimberly (Faustine) Metcalf. Michael was a resident of Boynton Beach, Florida, but spent a lot of time in Ashtabula visiting his family. He graduated from St. John's...
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Dean Michael Elzeer

March 10, 1918 - February 16, 2009

Dean Michael Elzeer, 90, of Norwood Drive passed away on Monday, February 16, 2009 at the Hospice Unit of Ashtabula County Medical Center He was born March 10, 1918, the son of John and Pearl (Phillips) Elzeer and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident, graduating from Ashtabula High School. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a maintenance man for the Ashtabula...
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Joseph Azis

March 17, 1918 - February 7, 2009

Joseph Azis, 90, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Euclid Hospital. He was born March 17, 1918 in Centralia, PA, the son of Anthony and Catherine (Muzikewicz) Azis and was an Ashtabula resident most of his life. A graduate of Montville High School, he, along with Robert Burns, started and operated the Ashtabula Airport on Carpenter...
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Charlotte M. Mossburg

February 7, 2009

Charlotte M. Mossburg, 86, formerly of Wilson Avenue died Saturday, February 7, 2009 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born in Conneaut, the daughter of Walter and Averal (Anderson) Foy and had been a lifelong area resident. A member of Saybrook United Methodist Church, she enjoyed crocheting for her children and friends, baking and making...
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Howard Ira Andrus

October 19, 1929 - February 1, 2009

Howard Ira Andrus, 79, formerly of Saybrook Township died Sunday, February 1, 2009 at the Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born October 19, 1929 in Ashtabula, the son of Ernest and Anna (Bowen) Andrus and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident. A 1949 graduate of Ashtabula High School, he worked on the family farm on Ninevah Road and then as a pipefitter for East...
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Evelyn May Jackson

August 3, 1920 - January 14, 2009

Evelyn May Jackson, 89, formerly of Dunbar Avenue, Ashtabula died Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at Inn-Conneaut. She was born August 3, 1920 in Dorset, the daughter of Scott and Bonnie (Crawford) Gochneaur and had been lifelong Ashtabula County resident. A longtime member of the First Christian Church, she later attended Prospect Presbyterian Church. An immaculate...
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Alice Jeanne McLaughlin

December 3, 1929 - January 12, 2009

Alice Jeanne McLaughlin, 79, of East 21st Street passed peacefully from this life on Monday, January 12, 2009 at Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 3, 1929 in Tarentum, PA, the daughter of Harry and Mae (Grubb) Brenneman and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1961. A longtime member of St. Joseph Church, Jeanne devoted her life to her family and friends....
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Bradley Micah Watson

September 6, 1982 - January 6, 2009

Bradley Micah Watson, 26, of Kingsville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 6, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born September 6, 1982, the son of Micah and Mary Ann (Stills) Watson and had arrived in Phoenix, January 1, 2009. Brad graduated from Edgewood High School in 2001, where he lettered in football and wrestling. He received his Bachelor’s Degree...
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Ella St. Amand Ledoux

August 10, 1918 - January 2, 2009

Ella St. Amand Ledoux, 90, died Friday, January 2, 2009 at Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kingsville. She was the daughter of the late Alderic and Aldea (Remy) LePage and the sister of the late Orient LePage. She leaves a daughter, Rachel Vespoli and her husband Anthony of Ashtabula, Ohio; 2 sons, Gilles P. St.Amand and his wife Donna of Branford, CT and...
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Steven Geary Wiser

March 17, 1976 - December 28, 2008

Steven Geary Wiser, 32, of N. Woodman Avenue died unexpectedly Sunday, December 28, 2008. He was born March 17, 1976 in Ashtabula, the son of William G. and Diana (Gaskell) Wiser and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident, except during his years in the military. A graduate of Conneaut High School, he also had attended Edgewood High School and was currently employed...
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Robert George O’Block

May 10, 1943 - December 26, 2008

Robert George O’Block, 65, of Carter Road died Friday, December 26, 2008 at his home. He was born May 10, 1943 in New Kensington, PA, the son of David E. and Neva (Shearer) O’Block and had been an area resident for 35 years. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Germany during the Vietnam War. He attended Lakeland Community College and worked as a machinist for...
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Irene E. Campbell

January 12, 1914 - December 22, 2008

OKEECHOBEE, FL - Irene E. Campbell, 94, died Monday, December 22, 2008 at her home. Born January 12, 1914 in Oak Hill, West Virginia to Frank and Ruby Tredway she was a homemaker having come to Okeechobee from Ashtabula in 1998. She attended the Treasure Island Baptist Church and previously of the Ashtabula First Church of God. Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence...
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Jeffery Lynn Matthews

December 20, 2008

Jeffery Lynn Matthews, 56, died unexpectedly Saturday, December 20, 2008 at a friend’s home Parma, Ohio. He was born June 26, 1952 in Ashtabula, the son of Wilbur “Red” Matthews and Clara (Rounds) Matthews and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident. Jeffery was baptized at First English Lutheran Church and was a member of AA. He loved the Browns, shooting a good game...
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John Ernest Camplese

July 6, 1925 - December 16, 2008

John Ernest Camplese, 83, died Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic. Born on July 6, 1925, in Ashtabula, John was the son of the late Luigi and Rose (Travagline) Camplese. John retired from the United States Army in 1969 having served in Vietnam. He also served his country in the United States Navy in Korea and Vietnam and was a Merchant Marine as well. A member of...
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Beulah Mae “Cis" Plats

November 17, 1947 - December 10, 2008

Beulah Mae “Cis” Plats, 61, of East Center Street died Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at her home. She was born November 17, 1947 in Ivanhoe, VA, the daughter of David Andrew and Barty (Elvine) Jackson and had been an area resident for 57 years. A graduate of Ashtabula High School, she worked over 30 years as a bus driver for the Ashtabula County Board of MR/DD and assisted with...
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Helen Johnson

October 12, 1909 - December 10, 2008

Anderson, South Carolina - Helen Johnson, age 99, formerly of Ashtabula, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Howard Wolcott. She lived a full and glorious life, devoted to her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Howard Wolcott, Anderson, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Frank and...
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Joan Marie "Jo" Williams

March 19, 1936 - December 10, 2008

Joan Marie “Jo” Williams, 72, of Ashtabula joined our Lord in Heaven on December 10, 2008. Born March 19, 1936, she was the daughter of Lawrence D. and Bessie (Anderson) Zezzo and had been an Ashtabula and Conneaut most of her life. A graduate of Girard, Pa. Union High School, she attended Grove City University. Jo worked as a secretary at the...
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Robert John Lewis, Sr.

September 29, 1928 - December 7, 2008

Robert John Lewis, Sr., 80, of Lake Road West died Sunday, December 7, 2008 at his home. Mr. Lewis was born in Boston, MA on September 29, 1928, the son of Robert Lewis and Josephine (Leary) Lewis. After graduating from South Boston Public High School he went on to earn a Masters Degree in Business from Delaware State University, graduating first in his class at the...
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Joan Leslyn Engelman

November 28, 2008

Following a long illness, Joan Leslyn Engelman, beloved wife of Martin J. Engelman, passed away Friday, November 28, 2008 at her home in Ashtabula Township surrounded by her family. Joan was born in Waukesha, WI, the daughter of Lester and Ada (Rose) Mittelsteadt, and recently celebrated her 62nd birthday with family at Thanksgiving. Joan was educated at many primary and secondary schools in...
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Julia Joanne Loose

August 3, 1931 - November 24, 2008

Julia Joanne Loose, 77, of Aberdeen Avenue died Monday, November 24, 2008 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born on August 3, 1931 in South Buffalo Township, PA, the daughter of D. Richard and Madelen (Smail) Hill and had been an area resident for most of her life. Mrs. Loose graduated from Clarion University in 1952 with a bachelor degree in education...
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L.C. "Frog" Mathers

November 23, 1939 - November 22, 2008

L.C. “Frog” Mathers, 68, died Saturday, November 22, 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born to the late Ollie Mae (Gamble) Scott and the late George Thomas Mathers in Memphis, TN on November 23, 1939 and had been a resident of Ashtabula since 1959. A member of Simon Cyrene Masonic Order, he professed the Lord at a young age. He worked for Taylor Roofing and was employed at RMI for...
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Edgar Patrick Hodgkinson

March 17, 1940 - November 17, 2008

ASHTABULA – Edgar Patrick Hodgkinson, 68, of West 30th Street died Monday, November 17, 2008 at his home. He was born March 17, 1940, the son of William A. and Bernice (Walton) Hodgkinson and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a finisher for Hadlock Plastics and previously for Rockwell. Known for being seen in a favorite baseball cap, Mr....
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Bruce N. Strong

November 2, 1942 - November 11, 2008

ASHTABULA – Bruce Nathan Strong, 66, of Crystal Avenue died Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at the Hospice Unit of Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born November 2, 1942, the son of David and Imogene (Bradley) Strong and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident. He had worked 16 years in the maintenance department for Sherwin Williams, DuPont, and Glidden before deteriorating health...
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Florence Pearl Kilfoil

July 21, 1923 - November 6, 2008

GREENVILLE, PA – Florence Pearl Kilfoil, 85, formerly of Conneaut, OH died unexpectedly Thursday, November 6, 2008 from injuries sustained in a pedestrian /automobile accident. Born July 21, 1923 in Jefferson, OH, she was the daughter of Archie E. and Nellie Mae (Green) Emerson and had been a Conneaut resident most of her life before moving to Greenville, PA 7 years ago. A graduate of...
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Ella Loretta Campbell

September 13, 1910 - November 4, 2008

JEFFERSON – Ella Loretta Campbell, 98, of Beech Street, died on Tuesday November 4, 2008 at the Jefferson Health Care Center. She was born the daughter of Henry and Clara (Kelly) Grams on September 13, 1910 in Meadville, PA. She worked as an inspector at the Astatic Corporation where they manufactured phonograph needles for many years. Ella enjoyed traveling, using her CB radio, cooking...
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Michael James Bettilyon

October 2, 1950 - October 30, 2008

NORTH KINGSVILLE – Michael James Bettilyon, 58, of Gingertree Drive passed away peacefully and unexpectedly Thursday, October 30, 2008 at his home. He was born October 2, 1950 in Erie, PA, the son of Charles and Betty (Slates) Bettilyon and had been an Ashtabula resident since he was 10 years old. A 1968 graduate of Ashtabula High School, he worked as a pipefitter for the Pipefitters...
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Donald Eugene Reed

April 28, 1925 - October 28, 2008

GENEVA – Donald Eugene Reed, 83, formerly of Lake Road West, Ashtabula died Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic. Born April 28, 1925 in Ashtabula, he was the son of Robert and Florence (Kellogg) Reed and had been a lifelong area resident. On October 8, 1949, he married the love of his life, Helen Petric. Prior to his retirement as a supervisor, he worked for CEI and after...
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Lloyd William Rockwell

January 3, 1937 - October 26, 2008

Lloyd William Rockwell, 71, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2008 at Hillcrest Hospital. He was born January 3, 1937 in Ashtabula, the son of Lloyd W. and Catherine (Madden) Rockwell and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident. A 1955 graduate of Ashtabula High School, he served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force before being honorably discharged. ...
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Erma Florence Pierce

December 20, 1917 - October 24, 2008

Erma Florence Pierce, 90, formerly of Ashtabula died Friday, October 24, 2008 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. She was born December 20, 1917 in Superior, WI, the daughter of Toivo and Hanna (Salo) Hakkila and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1952, before moving to Florida seven years ago. Previously a member of Zion Lutheran Church, she devoted her life to her...
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Dorothy Emily McTrusty

December 17, 1933 - October 14, 2008

Dorothy (Dottie) Emily McTrusty, age 74, of Austin, Texas, passed away at her Summer Cottage in Ashtabula, Ohio with her family surrounding and caring for her on Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 after a long struggle and vehement fight against Breast Cancer. Born on December 17th, 1933 in Dayton, Ohio she was the daughter of Dorothy and Paul Agnew. After graduating from Julienne High School...
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Ivan H. Stowers, Sr.

August 28, 1920 - October 13, 2008

Ivan Harding Stowers Sr., (affectionately nicknamed “Barney”), 88, of Rudd Road, passed away Monday, October 13, 2008, at Euclid Hospital. He was born on August 28, 1920, the son of Isaac H. and Molly (Umbarger) Stowers and had been a life long Ashtabula resident. Ivan was a retired locomotive railroad engineer. His 41 year career began on steam engines and spanned three railroads; New...
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Ethan Christopher Myers

October 9, 2008

Ethan Christopher Myers, infant son of Lisa Ann Myers, was stillborn Tuesday, October 9, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. Born an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, his survivors include his mother, Lisa Ann Myers; his father, Jamie Lynn Rust; his 3-year-old sister, Mikalah Elizabeth Williams; grandparents and great-grandparents, Reva Delewski, Paula Rust, Carl and Virginia McElroy, and...
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Elizabeth Mary Azzano

December 12, 1920 - October 6, 2008

Elizabeth “Betty” Mary Azzano, 87, of West 13th Street, died Monday, October 6, 2008 at her home. She was born December 12, 1920, the daughter of Paul and Mary (Butcho) Dragon in Bradenville, PA. She had been an Ashtabula resident all of her life. After high school, she went on to work at Reliance Electric as a wire stripper for over 35 years before retirement. She was a member of St....
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James A. Pocatko

July 10, 1952 - October 5, 2008

KINGSVILLE – James A. Pocatko, 56, of Winter Park, Florida and formerly of Ashtabula died Sunday, October 5, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. He was born July 10, 1952 in Geneva, the son of Albert and Nancy (Swedenborg) Pocatko and had been a Florida resident for over 20 years. A 1970 graduate of St. John High School, he participated in golf, basketball, and track during his...
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Robert Allen Rossetti

January 14, 1950 - October 4, 2008

Robert Allen Rossetti, 58, of West 11th Street died Saturday, October 4, 2008 at University Hospitals of Cleveland after a short and courageous battle with ALS. He was born January 14, 1950 in Painesville, the son of Anthony S. and Gladys I. (Crowle) Rossetti and had been an Ashtabula resident most of life, living in Hawaii from 1973 to 1975. He worked at RMI before the plant...
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Mark Dorland Bovee

August 13, 1956 - September 29, 2008

Mark Dorland Bovee, 52, of Donna Drive died Monday, September 29, 2008 at Cleveland Clinic. He was born August 13, 1956 in Ashtabula, the son of Dorland C. and Ruth J. (Loomis) Bovee and been a lifelong area resident. He previously worked as diesel mechanic for the Ashtabula County Road Department and was a member of the Teamsters while working for Mitchell Transport. In his younger...
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Marilyn Dorcas Bartow

May 27, 1930 - September 28, 2008

Marilyn Dorcas Bartow, 78, of Carpenter Road died Sunday, September 28, 2008 at her home after a two month battle with cancer. She was born May 27, 1930 in Vienna, NJ, the daughter of Myron and Eva (Lessig) Dorcas and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1976. A 1948 graduate of Hackettstown High School in New Jersey, she held various secretarial jobs in New Jersey and Ohio, including with...
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Hilda Cecilia Taylor

February 12, 1925 - September 26, 2008

Hilda Cecilia Taylor, 83, died Friday, September 26, 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born the daughter of Joseph and Dora (Blitz) Luli on February 12, 1925 in Rootstown, Ohio. She graduated from Rootstown high school and later went to work for the Star Beacon for many years where she eventually retired from. She loved gardening, cooking (especially chicken and noodles),...
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Morris Thomas Nagle

March 16, 1923 - September 25, 2008

Morris Thomas Nagle, 85, died Thursday, September 25, 2008 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. He was born March 16, 1923, the son of Sanford and Elizabeth (Myers) Nagle, in Amsbry, PA. He served in the United States Army during WWII. Mr. Nagle worked for Union Carbide in the tools and maintenance department for over 25 years before he retired. He loved to work on...
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Jorden Tuff Elliott

March 3, 2006 - September 23, 2008

Jorden Tuff “Chunk” Elliott, 2, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 23, 2008. He was born March 3, 2006 in Ashtabula, the son of Dannette Elliott, Joseph Elliott, and Thomas MacWilliams. Jorden was very bashful until recently when he opened up and started making lots of friends. He had the most unique personality that touched the hearts of many people. Jorden’s favorite game...
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Rose A. Kasper

July 28, 1926 - August 21, 2008

SALEM – Rose Alma (Grennan) Jones Kasper, 82, died Thursday, August 21, 2008. She was born July 28, 1926 in Newbury, OH, the daughter of Edmond and Ora (Duhaime) Grennan. A resident of Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salem, OH for the past 12 years, she was one of the Center’s first residents. She loved to read her Bible and sing His praises. A kind and loving...
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Elinor Elizabeth Peckol

September 15, 1920 - August 15, 2008

Elinor Elizabeth “Bettie” Peckol, 87, died Friday, August 15, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. Born September 15, 1920 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of William R. and Margaret (Nelson) Bustard. Mrs. Peckol graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1938 and attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She was the supervisor of the Food Stamp Department with the...
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Marion Jen Davidson

October 15, 1910 - August 15, 2008

Marion Jen Davidson, 97, formerly of Tall Trees Drive died Friday, August 15, 2008 at Country Club Retirement Center. She was born October 15, 1910 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Peter David and Helen (Benedict) Heminover, and was an Ashtabula resident for over 60 years. She graduated from the city high school and attended Detroit Teacher College of Wayne University. She received a...
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Robert R. DeGeorge

May 2, 1940 - August 9, 2008

Robert R. “Buggy” DeGeorge, 68, of Fort Avenue went to be with the Lord Saturday, August 9, 2008 at his home. Born May 2, 1940 in Ashtabula, he was the son of the late Anita (Laurello) and Nicholas DeGeorge of Italy and was a lifelong Ashtabula resident. Prior to his retirement, Mr. DeGeorge was employed as a fireman/engineer for the Norfolk & Southern Railroad for 20 years. A member...
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Donald Clarence Shears

December 28, 1928 - August 7, 2008

Donald Clarence Shears, 79, of Lake Road passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA. He was born December 28, 1928 in North Kingsville, the son of Clarence O. and Ruth Alice (Lyon) Shears and had been lifelong area resident. Before retirement, he worked as a supervisor at Union Carbide/Elkem Metals. Donald loved bowling, reading, the Cleveland Indians and...
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Jessie M. Kennedy

July 29, 2008

ASHTABULA – Jessie Mae Kennedy, 84, of Runkle Avenue passed away on July 29, 2008 at Regency Hospital, Ravenna. She was born in Oak Hill, WV, the daughter of King David and Blanch (Irving) Bish, and had been a resident of Ashtabula since 1953 living in the same house for 50 years. Before her retirement, she worked at Molded Fiberglass Glass, Plant 2 for 17 years. She later worked at the...
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Edward James Fusco

March 29, 1946 - July 23, 2008

Edward James Fusco, 62, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Cleveland Clinic. He was born March 29, 1946 in Youngstown, the son of John Joseph and Betty (McCreary) Fusco and had been an Ashtabula resident for over 20 years. Prior to taking and early retirement, he worked for General Motors in Lordstown since 1970. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. A relatively...
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Angeline McClintock

June 15, 1927 - July 22, 2008

Angeline McClintock, 81, formerly of East Cedar St., Jefferson died Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 15, 1927 in Mercer, PA, the daughter of Salvatore and Mary (Tabone) Costanzo and had been an area resident since 2002, moving from Warren where she had lived for 60 years. She married Charles McClintock on November 26, 1952 in Warren,...
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Roy Lee Bobbitt, Sr.

June 6, 1945 - July 20, 2008

Roy Lee Bobbitt, Sr., 63, of West 58th Street died Sunday, July 20, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born June 6, 1945 in Covington, VA, the son of Mary M. Bobbitt and had been an Ashtabula resident most of his life. He had worked for Rockwell Plastics and as an electrician for CEI. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1968. Roy...
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Mary H. Palm

November 21, 1930 - July 17, 2008

Mary H. Palm, 77, formerly of Saybrook Township died Thursday, July 17, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. She was born November 21, 1930 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Leslie and Helen (McGrath) Keeflin and had been a lifelong area resident. A 1948 graduate of Ashtabula High School, she received three years of nurses training at St. John Hospital and worked at Ashtabula General...
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Clara Evelyn Matthews

April 1929 - July 4, 2008

Clara Evelyn “Evey” Matthews, 79, died on Friday, July 4, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born April 1, 1929 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Homer and Mary (Anderson) Rounds and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident. She married Wilbur “Red” Matthews on February 9, 1946 and devoted her life to her family. Evey was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and...
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Natalie Jean Lukkarila

July 13, 1930 - June 29, 2008

Natalie Jean Lukkarila, 77, of West 15th Street passed away Sunday, June 29, 2008 at her home. She was born July 13, 1930 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Axel and Eleanor (Arvidson) Gustafson and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident. She was a graduate of Harbor High School and the Hamot Nursing School. Prior to her retirement in 1995, she worked as a nursing supervisor for the Ashtabula...
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Gloria Elinor Schupska

March 27, 1924 - June 29, 2008

Gloria Elinor Schupska, 84, of Topper Avenue died Sunday, June 29, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. She was born March 27, 1924 in Ashtabula, and was the daughter of Thomas and Minnie (Desko) Verdi and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident. She volunteered for many years at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home and received an award for volunteer of the year. She enjoyed spending...
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Velda Jean Mason

September 22, 1940 - June 27, 2008

VELDA JEAN MASON, at the young age of 67, was embraced by our Lord Jesus Christ in her home where she lived with her beloved daughter and son-in-law on Friday June 27th, 2008. She spent her last breaths in the arms of her adoring daughter (Mimi) and in the presence of her loving sister (Dickie) and devoted son-in-law (Patrick). Born in Ashtabula on September 22, 1940, she is the daughter of...
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Lawrence LeRoy Swanson

May 30, 1940 - June 24, 2008

Lawrence LeRoy Swanson, known to most family and friends as “Larry” or “Swanny”, age 68, of Dadeyville Road died Tuesday, June 24 at Cleveland Clinic after a year-long battle with leukemia. He was born May 30, 1940 in Ashtabula, the son of George and Aleen (Tilton) Swanson and had been a lifelong area resident. Prior to his retirement as maintenance supervisor, he worked 38 years...
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Theresa Maria Furman

June 7, 1958 - June 21, 2008

Theresa Maria Furman, 50, died Saturday, June 21, 2008 at the Hospice Unit of Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born June 7, 1958 in Ashtabula, the daughter of James and Evelyn May (Campbell) Furman and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident. Affectionately known to many of her family as “Toady Mouse”, she was a friend to everyone. She loved music, especially listening to Steve...
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Thelma M. Durkovic

June 27, 1928 - June 11, 2008

Thelma Marie Durkovic, 79, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Jefferson Healthcare. She was born June 27, 1928 in Lenox Twp., the daughter of Forrest and Mildred Irene (Miller) Smith and had been a lifelong area resident. On February 7, 1947, she married the love of her life, Michael Durkovic, Sr.. Prior to her retirement, she worked for the Ashtabula Area City Schools in the...
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Laura E. Good

July 4, 1922 - May 30, 2008

Laura E. Good, 85, of West 41st Street died Friday, May 30, 2008 at her home. She was born July 4, 1922 in Linesville, PA, the daughter of Hazen and Maye E. (Peck) Burt and had an area resident for many years. She worked as a farmer most of her life, then also as a home health aid, spending many years caring for her daughter, Gloria. She enjoyed astrology, selling Avon, which she did...
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Laura E. Good

July 4, 1922 - May 30, 2008

Laura E. Good, 85, of West 41st Street died Friday, May 30, 2008 at her home. She was born July 4, 1922 in Linesville, PA, the daughter of Hazen and Maye E. (Peck) Burt and had an area resident for many years. She worked as a farmer most of her life, then also as a home health aid, spending many years caring for her daughter, Gloria. She enjoyed astrology, selling Avon, which she did...
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Laura E. Good

July 4, 1922 - May 30, 2008

Laura E. Good, 85, of West 41st Street died Friday, May 30, 2008 at her home. She was born July 4, 1922 in Linesville, PA, the daughter of Hazen and Maye E. (Peck) Burt and had an area resident for many years. She worked as a farmer most of her life, then also as a home health aid, spending many years caring for her daughter, Gloria. She enjoyed astrology, selling Avon, which she did...
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Keith Andrew Leonard

March 10, 1969 - May 26, 2008

Keith Andrew Leonard, 39, of Stanhope-Kelloggsville Road died unexpectedly Monday, May 26, 2008 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born March 10, 1969 in Ashtabula, the son of Harvey “Bud” and Sandra (Tennant) Leonard and had been a lifelong area resident. He attended Ashtabula High School and graduated from the ACJVS Carpentry program in 1988. Keith...
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Joshua Robert Fleckenstein

July 24, 1985 - May 25, 2008

Joshua Robert Fleckenstein, 22, of Suburban Road, died unexpectedly, Sunday, May 25, 2008. Josh was born to Bruce Whitlock and Jamie Fleckenstein on July 24, 1985 in Geneva. A 2004 graduate of Edgewood High School, he wrestled and played football during his high school years. Josh had worked as a machine operator manufacturing shingles for a roofing company out of Akron and was recently...
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Jeffrey Peter Rand, Jr.

May 3, 1974 - May 3, 2008

Jeffrey Peter Rand, Jr., 34, passed away on Saturday, May 3rd, his 34th birthday, at his home in Redondo Beach, CA. Jeff was born in Geneva, OH on May 3, 1974. He graduated from Harbor High School in 1993, after which he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served as a member of the presidential security detail, HMXI Helicopter Squadron, as a guard to President Clinton when he traveled. Jeff...
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Glenna Swanson

May 13, 1913 - May 2, 2008

Glenna Swanson, 94, of North Ridge Road West, died Friday, May 2, 2008 at her home. Glenna was born to the late William and Della (McMillion) Hinkle on May 13, 1913 in Friars Hill, WV. She moved to Ohio in 1933 and graduated from Kingsville High School in that same year. Glenna worked for Aetna Rubber Company for a number or years, was a supervisor at Yoder Brothers Greenhouse, and worked at...
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Denise Marie Crockett

August 5, 1954 - April 27, 2008

Denise Marie Crockett, 53, of East 27th Street died unexpectedly Sunday, April 27, 2008 at her home. She was born August 5, 1954 in Wichita, KS, the daughter of William “Red” and Elizabeth “Betty” (Tulino) Heasley and had been an Ashtabula resident most of her life. She attended St. John High School and, prior to her retirement for health reasons, worked in the quality control...
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Catherine Ann Furman

November 4, 1932 - April 26, 2008

Catherine Ann Furman, 75, died Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born November 4, 1932 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Wilber and Catherine (Daugherty) Munger and had been a lifelong area resident. Prior to her retirement, she worked over 30 years for K-mart as the grill manager and as a greeter. She later worked several years for...
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Edna A. Moyer

November 26, 1923 - April 25, 2008

Edna A. Moyer, 84, of Washington Boulevard, died, Friday April 25, 2008. She was born on November 26, 1923 to the late Edward James and Bonnita (Mellinger) Boyles and had been an Ashtabula resident most of her life. She worked as a secretary for the VFW for many years prior to her retirement. She belonged to the Saybrook United Methodist Church, was very active at the Ashtabula VFW...
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Laura Mae Barker

May 8, 1919 - April 16, 2008

Laura Mae Barker, 88, formerly of Garrison Road died on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 in the Hospice Unit of Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born May 8, 1919 in Vohinkle, PA, the daughter of William J. and Laura (Gray) Wray and had been an Ashtabula County resident since 1956. She was employed many years as a factory worker for various companies before retiring from Iten Industries. ...
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William T. Golen

September 21, 1917 - April 8, 2008

William T. Golen, 90, of West Erie St. died on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Jefferson Health Care. He was born September 21, 1917 in Sarto, Manitoba, Canada, the son of Peter and Lucy (Jocupchinski) Golembiowski and had been a Jefferson resident most of his life. He was a 1936 graduate of Austinburg High School. Prior to his retirement in 1982, he worked 29 years for the RMI Sodium Plant. ...
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Marian Theresa McTrusty

March 15, 1973 - March 30, 2008

Marian Theresa McTrusty, age 35, formerly of Ashtabula passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 30, 2008. Marian was born on March 15, 1973 to Robert and Dorothy McTrusty in Ashtabula, OH. After graduating from St. Michael’s High School, she attended Austin Community College. She graduated from Texas State and received a Masters in Library Sciences from the Texas Women’s...
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Kaye E. Wayman

October 8, 1943 - March 28, 2008

Kaye E. Wayman, 64, died Friday March 28, 2008 at University Hospitals, Cleveland. Kaye was born in Ashtabula on October 8, 1943 to the late Howard and Kathryn (Raymer) Huston. After graduation from Ashtabula High School, she attended Hiram College and received a degree in Education. She then went on to Case Western Reserve University, Gannon University and The Ohio State University where...
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John Condron Simmons

August 30, 1934 - March 26, 2008

John Condron Simmons, 73, died on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at Carrington Park, after a brave 30-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. John was born on August 30, 1934, in Ashtabula to the late Carl and Edna (Condron) Simmons. After graduating from Harbor High School, he attended Gannon College in Erie, PA. He then served in the United States Air Force as an Administrative Clerk. John...
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Israel E. Loving

October 18, 1985 - March 22, 2008

Israel E. “Izzy” Loving, 22, of West 49th Street died accidentally Saturday, March 22, 2008 at his home. He was born October 18, 1985 in Ashtabula, the son of Israel Feliciano and Jacqueline Loving and had been a lifelong Geneva and Ashtabula resident. He attended Geneva High School and loved spending time with his family and friends. Izzy had a large collection of DVD’s, CD’s,...
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Aiden Arcaro

March 4, 2008

Aiden Arcaro, infant son of Shane Arcaro and Bryn Alexander, was stillborn Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. His survivors include his parents of Ashtabula; one brother, Jesse Arcaro; grandparents, Bill and Dawn Stevenson of Ashtabula and Paula Merchant and Robert Dalrymple, Jr. of Plymouth Twp.; and great-grandparents, Sandra Gibson and Colene Merchant. He was...
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Mitchell Buster Turner

August 3, 1931 - February 29, 2008

Mitchell Buster Turner, 76, of West Main Road died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack Friday, February 29, 2008 at UH – Geneva Medical Center. He was born August 3, 1931 in Davenport, VA, the son of Sam and Roxie (Compton) Turner and had been a Conneaut and Jefferson resident most of his life, also living in Cleveland. A longtime truck driver, he was currently employed by...
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Willie Mae Sandidge

May 23, 1925 - February 29, 2008

Willie Mae Sandidge, 82, of West 11th Street died unexpectedly Friday, February 29, 2008 at her home. She was born May 23, 1925 in Caruthersville. MO, the daughter of Henry and Alice (Loggins) Hampton and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1956. She retired from the State Liquor Department after more than 20 years of service. A devout Christian, she was a longtime faithful member of...
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David Paul Arnold

May 11, 1942 - February 16, 2008

David Paul Arnold, 65, of Plymouth-Gageville Road died unexpectedly Saturday, February 16, 2008 at his home. David was born May 11, 1942 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late Arthur and Elizabeth Marie (Novak) Arnold. He married the love of his life, Patricia (Graham) Arnold on September 3, 1966, and they have been area residents the majority of their lives. A 1960 graduate of Ashtabula...
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Betty Lou Kincaid

April 13, 1928 - February 8, 2008

Betty Lou Kincaid, 79, formerly of East 31st Street died on Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. She was born Betty Lou Dunkle on April 13, 1928 in Fayette County, OH and was adopted and raised the daughter of Edward and Rachel (Ramsey) Bobst and had been an Ashtabula resident most of her life. Prior to her retirement, she worked for Northwest Electric Company,...
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Ivan Alderman

March 18, 1921 - February 5, 2008

Ivan Alderman, 86, died Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at the Blossom Nursing & Rehab Center. Ivan was born on March 18, 1921 the son of Vern and Iva (Potter) Alderman and he had been an Ashtabula resident most of his life. Prior to his retirement, he worked for the United States Postal Service and previously for the Railroad. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during WWII. Ivan enjoyed...
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Alice Mae Nicholas

December 31, 1916 - February 2008

Alice Mae (Kamp) Nicholas, 91, formerly of East 38th Street, died Friday, February 1, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born December 31, 1916 in Boston, MA, the daughter of Charles and Lillian (Miller) Kamp and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1947. She married Joseph O. Nicholas on October 17, 1936 in St. Francis Church, Cleveland, OH. Prior to her retirement,...
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Rylee M. Parco

August 9, 2007 - January 30, 2008

Rylee M. Parco, five month old daughter of Stacey Camplese and Ryan Parco, died unexpectedly January 30, 2008 at her home. Born August 9, 2007 in Willoughby, Rylee loved to smile, laugh, play with her stuffed animals and spend time with those who loved her. Her survivors include her parents, Stacey Camplese and Ryan Parco both of Ashtabula; her sister, Leah Stecki; her maternal grandparents...
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Harold Richard Wilson

April 4, 1930 - January 25, 2008

Harold Richard “Dick” Wilson, 77, of McNutt Avenue died unexpectedly Friday, January 25, 2008. He was born April 4, 1930 in Washington, PA, the son of Harold F. and Clara (VanSickle) Wilson and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1958. Prior to his retirement in 1995, he worked over 10 years for Glastic in Jefferson. He previously worked at area greenhouses, for Industrial Rayon,...
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John Anthony Leombruno, Jr.

May 25, 1942 - January 25, 2008

John Anthony Leombruno, Jr., 65, of Knollwood Drive passed away Friday, January 25, 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic in the Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine. Born on May 25, 1942, in Youngstown, Ohio, John was the son of John Anthony Sr. and Adeline (Costantino) Leombruno and had been an Ashtabula resident for the past 36 years. After graduating high school in 1960, he attended Youngstown...
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Florence B. Rennick

August 13, 1925 - January 23, 2008

Florence B. Rennick, 82, of North Bend Road and formerly of Runkle Ave. Ext. died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at South Pointe Hospital, Warrensville Hts. She was born August 13, 1925 in Warren, the daughter of Edwin J. and Rhoda (Weber) Williams and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1946 when she married William Rennick. Prior to her retirement, she served as secretary...
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Marion L. Marshand

October 26, 1924 - January 19, 2008

Marion L. Marshand, 83, died Saturday, January 19, 2008 at her home. She was born October 26, 1924, the daughter of Russell Arthur and Helen Marian (Webb) May and had been an Ashtabula resident for the past 55 years. A graduate of Colebrook High School, she worked at Stop –N- Shop prior to her retirement. Mrs. Marshand loved to play bingo, quilt, crochet, decorate cakes, cook, and...
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Paula June Bennear

June 6, 1929 - January 15, 2008

Paula June Bennear, 78, formerly of East 43rd Street died Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Inn-Conneaut. She was born June 6, 1929 in Meadville, PA, the daughter of Paul E. Breese and Mary Star and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1953. She was a 1947 graduate of Linesville High School. Prior to her retirement in 1975, she worked 25 years as a teacher at the Youngstown School of...
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Dale Bradley Parker

March 13, 1948 - January 12, 2008

Dale Bradley Parker, 59, died Saturday, January 12, 2008, at his residence. Born on March 13, 1948, in Painesville, Dale was the son of Wahland M. and Edna M. Parker. Dale was a mechanic and loved to fix up hotrods and going to the races. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and his grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Marsha (Chris) Cooper of Jefferson,...
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Clifford Charles Flick

September 8, 1922 - January 10, 2008

Clifford Charles Flick, 85, of Myrtle Avenue died Thursday, January 10, 2008 at Cleveland Metro Hospital. He was born September 8, 1922 in Sharon, PA, the son of Charles and Jen (Jones) Flick and had been an Ashtabula resident for the past 45 years. A graduate of Penn State University, he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and commerce. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a claims...
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Mayme Pandora

December 8, 1925 - January 10, 2008

Mayme Pandora, 82, of Ashtabula died on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at Jefferson Healthcare. She was born on December 8, 1925 in Painesville, Ohio, the daughter of Felix and Giovanna (Dibiase) Prezioso. Mayme attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and Harvey High School in Painesville. During World War II, she worked at the Industrial Rayon Plant in Painesville. In 1947, she married Ben...
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Helen D. Manyo

March 16, 1916 - January 5, 2008

Helen D. Manyo, 91, formerly of West 64th Street, Ashtabula died on Saturday, January 5, 2007 at Bath Manor Care Center where she had resided since December of 2006. She was born March 16, 1916 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Alexander and Bertha (Steffan) Monda and had been an area resident most of her life. A 1935 graduate of Ashtabula High School, she worked as a Fashion Manager at...
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Monica I. Madden

May 8, 1922 - January 2, 2008

Monica I. Madden, 85, died Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at her residence. Born on May 8, 1922, in Ashtabula, she was the daughter of the Andrew W. and Agnes N. (Barry) Madden and had been a life member of the St. Joseph Parish family. She lived in the same house on Washington Blvd. for over 80 years. A 1940 graduate of Ashtabula High School, she received a scholarship to Villa Maria College,...
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Edward J. Tomchak

March 28, 1949 - December 27, 2007

Edward J. Tomchak, 58, of Columbus Avenue died Thursday, December 27, 2007 at his home. He was born March 28, 1949 in Wilkes Barre, PA, the son of William and Victoria (Zelinski) Tomchak and had been an area resident most of his life. He worked as a merchant marine for the Interlake Steamship Company for over 27 years prior to his retirement. A member of Mother of Sorrows Church and the...
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Carmen Luisa Alvarez

December 19, 2007

Carmen Luisa Alvarez of East 27th Street passes away peacefully Wednesday December 19, 2007 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born in Puerto Rico, the daughter of Santiago and Beatrice (Rodriguez) Rivera and had been an Ashtabula resident for the past 38 years. Carmen attended college in Business Administration, and obtained an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. It is...
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William Mackey Cragon

September 6, 1922 - December 18, 2007

William Mackey Cragon, 85, of Ashtabula, died Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born on September 6, 1922, in Ashtabula, the son of Frank J. “Rubber” Cragon and Mary Gertrude (Mackey) Cragon. He was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1941 and married Margaret Mary Mahoney at St. Charles Church in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 17,...
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Marguerite Kathryn Sloan

December 13, 1917 - December 16, 2007

Marguerite Kathryn (Kane) Sloan, 90, formerly of Walnut Blvd. died Sunday, December 16, 2007. She was born December 13, 1917 in Ashtabula, the daughter of James Maurice and Loretta (Riley) Kane and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident. A 1935 graduate of Harbor High School, she was a member of Mother of Sorrows Church where she belonged to the Shamrock Club. She was also involved in the...
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Anne Marie Webb

September 30, 1927 - December 8, 2007

Anne Marie Webb, 80, of Columbus Avenue died Saturday, December 8, 2007 at Hospice Care Center, Akron, OH. She was born September 30, 1927 in Meadville, PA, the daughter of George and Eva Marie (Tomasic) Mogush and had been an Ashtabula resident for the past 45 years. Mrs. Webb graduated from Meadville High School and was a longtime member of St. Joseph Church. She married Wayne Webb on...
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Eula M. Renard

August 10, 1918 - December 7, 2007

Eula M. Renard, 89, formerly of Euclid died Friday, December 7, 2007 at the Country Club Retirement Center where she had been a resident for the past 4 1/2 years. She was born August 10, 1918 in Jacksonville, FL, the daughter of Floyd and Nanny Mae (Bryan) Whited and had been a Euclid resident for much of her life. Prior to her retirement, she worked at the appointment desk at the Euclid...
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John Roy Zevnik

October 4, 1944 - November 30, 2007

John Roy Zevnik, 63, of East Morgan Road, Jefferson died unexpectedly Friday, November 30, 2007, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born October 4, 1944, in Cleveland, the son of John Joseph and Adelia (Paris) Zevnik and had been an area resident for the past six years, moving here from Mentor. A 1962 graduate of Euclid High School, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Geology...
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Arnold L. Luce

August 29, 1923 - November 25, 2007

Arnold L. Luce, 84, of Ogden Avenue died Sunday, November 25, 2007 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born August 29, 1923 in Ashtabula, the son of Howard and Delia (Welch) Luce and had been a lifelong area resident, raising his children in the house he built on Ogden Avenue. A 1941 graduate of Ashtabula High School, he graduated from Ohio State...
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Eric Shawn Roloson

June 27, 1977 - November 20, 2007

Eric Shawn Roloson, 30, died November 20, 2007, following complications from a car accident in 2002. Born June 27, 1977, he was the son of Mark Shawn Roloson and the late Norma Jeanne Clarkson. He attended Geneva High School and Boca Raton High School while in Florida. Eric loved music and played the drums in a band. A member of Assumption Church in Geneva, he was last employed at Steris...
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