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Ramona J. Dillon

March 7, 1937 - January 29, 2018

Ramona J. "Jacquie" Dillon, 80, of Reynoldsburg, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community. She was born on March 7, 1937 in Columbus, OH, a daughter to the late Raymond and Vivian (Chesser) Dersoon. Jacquie retired from LBrands Finance Department and worked for the Johnstown-Monroe Schools as the school treasurer. She was very active with adopt a family in...
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John St. Clair

June 9, 1937 - January 22, 2018


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Deborah Leigh Dauber

October 31, 1948 - January 15, 2018


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Leland W. Roth

February 3, 1927 - January 14, 2018

Leland Wayne Roth, Born February 3, 1927, age 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Country View of Sunbury in Sunbury, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents Guy and Arlie Roth, his first wife Lillian Mae Roth, second wife Norma Thacker Roth, and brothers Lloyd, Virgil, Ralph, and Paul Roth.Leland served his country in the U.S Navy during World War II on a...
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Dennis C. Wilkinson

February 11, 1937 - January 10, 2018

Dennis C. Wilkinson, 80, of Johnstown, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Mount Carmel West Hospital. He was born on February 11, 1937 in Seaford, England, a son to the late Fredrick and Minnie (Poppel) Wilkinson. Dennis is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Ann; step-children, Rebecca (Willie) Hamlin, Mark Allen Noe, Robin Haley and Brian Lee Noe; four grandchildren; two great...
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Lois Resch

June 23, 1930 - January 6, 2018


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Dorothy A. Gorsuch

June 16, 1931 - January 4, 2018

Dorothy "Ann" Gorsuch, 86, of Johnstown, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 4, 2018. She was born June 16, 1931 in Appleton, Ohio and graduated as Valedictorian in the Class of 1949 from Johnstown High School. She loved being outdoors mowing her yard and gardening. With a teacher's heart, she enjoyed working with special needs children for Johnstown Schools, Northridge...
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Ophelia Ruth Dorsey

March 6, 1925 - December 29, 2017

Ruth Dorsey, 92 went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 29, 2017. She was born on March 6, 1925 in Wood County, Ohio to the late Rev. Jay E. and Anna Marie (Miller) Smith. She married Allen Dorsey of Columbus, Ohio, in 1946. She was a registered nurse for over 40 years and retired with her husband to Bradenton, Florida in 1987. She moved to Madison, Florida in 2014. Ruth is survived by...
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Jerry Lee Norris

August 31, 1961 - December 26, 2017

Jerry Lee "Hootie" Norris, 56, of Johnstown, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Mount Carmel East Hospital. He was born on August 31, 1961 in Nelsonville, OH. Hootie was employed with Thirty-one Gifts for seven years as a machine operator. He is survived by his mother, Jean Hopkins; two brothers, Donald (Tina) and Greg Norris; special friend, Les Collins and many nieces...
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Jeri Lyn Hall

February 20, 1956 - December 21, 2017

Jeri Lyn Hall, 61, of Johnstown, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born on February 20, 1956 in Columbus, OH, a daughter to the late Austin and Shirley (Robinson) Allen. Jeri is survived by her loving husband, Donald; son, Christopher Michael (Megan); grandkids, Ava Kensey and Dean, sister, Shawna Young and numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in...
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Jeffery Ray Laughery

February 27, 1961 - December 21, 2017

Jeffery Ray Laughery, 56, of Alexandria, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born on February 27, 1961 in Newark, OH, a son to Faye Morrow. Jeffery is survived by his children, Jason Laughery, Jacob (Annetta Bunch) Laughery, Amanda (Bill) Jones, Curt Wood and Daniel Steger; grandchildren, Sylhus Jones, Janaya Laughery and Shariya Bunch; siblings,...
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Linda A. Litchfield

January 17, 1941 - December 13, 2017

Linda A. Litchfield (Dunlap), 76, of Johnstown, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Centerburg Pointe. She was born on January 17, 1941 in Chillicothe, OH, a daughter to the late Robert and Viola (Arledge) Dunlap. Linda had many interest and hobbies which include quilting, crafts, camping, canning and loved to travel. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Robert Sr.;...
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Georgia Paul

May 26, 1921 - December 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Jean O. Marcum

May 5, 1930 - November 29, 2017

Jean O. Marcum, 87, of Newark, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born on May 5, 1930 in Mingo Co., WV, a daughter to the late Dewey Clayton and Alice (Jonas) Carroll. Jean was a lifetime member at Northside Church of Christ and the enthusiastic leader of The Joyful Noises, also known as Back Porch Singers. Her family is comforted, knowing she is...
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Grace Ann Bill

September 9, 1934 - November 24, 2017

Grace Ann Bill, 83, of Johnstown, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017. Grace was born in Columbus, Ohio on September 9, 1934 to the late Mary (Fritchen) Taft. Preceding her in death are her loving husband of 60 years, Dave Bill and her daughter, Cyndee (Bill) Buck. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Tim) Biddle, Mike (Julie) Bill and son, Brian Buck; grandchildren, Brianne Biddle and...
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Ona M. Riley

February 20, 1922 - November 18, 2017

Ona M. Riley, 95, of Summit Station, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Tuscany Gardens. She was born on February 20, 1922 in Croton, Ohio, a daughter to the late Benjamen and Nina (Annis) Fown. Ona is survived by her children, Harold Fown, Ben Riley, Dean Riley and Creta Allen; eight grandchildren; five great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she...
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Barbara Ann Thompson

July 14, 1930 - November 15, 2017

Barbara A. Thompson, 87, longtime resident of Alexandria, OH, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017. She was born July 14, 1930 in Columbus, OH to the late Kenneth and Lily (Paskell) Smith. As a young lady, Barb met her husband of 68 years, John W. "Jack" Thompson, while working on a farm. She cherished her roles as a wife and mother. Barb hosted weekly Sunday dinners and offered her open home...
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Richard John Reece

November 28, 1950 - November 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Virginia E. Browning

June 2, 1922 - November 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Geraldine G. McMillen

May 6, 1939 - October 15, 2017

Geraldine "Geri" McMillen, 78, of Reedsville, passed away on Sunday October 15, 2017 at her residence. Geri was born in Columbus, Ohio to the late Paul and Eura (Mann) Williamson. Survived by her husband, Robert McMillen of Reedsville, daughters, Debbie Welsh of Pickerington and Pamela Hall of Grandville; 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; sister, Ruby (Shelby) Pickens of Pomeroy. Preceded...
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Laura M. Johnson

September 14, 1932 - October 11, 2017

Johnson, Laura, age 85, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Laura is survived by her loving husband, Art Johnson; daughters, Linda Richardson, Cheryl Turner, Deborah Barrett, Nancy Barrett, Sally Vallat, Sandy Anderson; son, Robert Eugene Barrett; seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Laura was preceded in death by her parents Eugene Mosher and Betty. After Laura...
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Alice Ann Clark

April 30, 1938 - October 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Jack Williams Hastilow

March 14, 1958 - October 2, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Jack William Hastilow announces his passing after a brief illness, on Monday, October 2nd, 2017, at the age of 59 years. Jack was born on March 14th, 1958 in Columbus, OH to George W. and Mildred L. (Looker) Hastilow. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 41 years, Kay and his daughters, Stacy, Cori (Cody), Abby (Tyler). Jack will also be...
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David Wright

August 8, 1947 - September 30, 2017

David Michael Wright, 70, formerly of Johnstown, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Mount Carmel East Hospital. He was born on August 8, 1947 in Columbus, OH, a son to the late Darwin and Jeanie (Montgomery) Wright. Mike served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, earning a Bronze Star. He started Wright Plumbing Inc. in 1978 and was the owner for 35 years. Mike is survived by...
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Dan E. Derringer

February 6, 1955 - September 30, 2017

Dan Edward Derringer III, 62, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on September 30, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Dan was born on February 6, 1955, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Dan Edward Jr. and Joyce (Burt) Derringer. Dan attended Miami University's Farmer School of Business where he received master's degrees in finance and small business...
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Honey Virginia Beauregard

April 11, 1928 - September 25, 2017

Honey Beauregard, 89, of Johnstown, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 25, 2017 surrounded by family. Honey was born on April 11, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio. She is survived by her two daughters, Leigh (Frank) Vecchio and Heather (Richard) Roberts, grandchildren Jeremy (Jessica) Butler, Devin (Lauren) Roberts, Tiffiny (Adam) Noble, Sharnea R., Mark (Jessica) Mooney, and Tara (Dan)...
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Sharon Eva Alexander

July 24, 1946 - September 17, 2017

Sharon Eva (Beckwith) Alexander, 71, of Johnstown, OH, passed from death to eternal life in glory, Sunday, September 17, 2017 at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, OH. Sharon was a career first grade teacher at Good Shepherd Christian Academy in Pataskala, Painesville Christian Academy in Painesville, OH and retired from Licking Heights Schools in 2013. She worked alongside her pastor husband,...
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Susan Jean Garrabrant

November 8, 1957 - September 14, 2017

Susan Jean Garrabrant, 59, of Johnstown passed away Thursday September 14, 2017 at her residence. Susan was born November 8, 1957 in Minot, North Dakota to the late Eugene and Audrey Dickinson. Preceding her in death were her parents, siblings, Timothy Dickinson, William (Rosie) Dickinson and Catherine Dickinson. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Donald Garrabrant; children, Travis ...
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Larry Jennings

January 13, 1938 - September 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Dorothy Warren

September 12, 1919 - September 10, 2017

Dorothy May (McVey) Warren, we will always possess His peace and grace in spite of what happens. A life lived within God's Will is a life of confident hope and unending joy (2 Timothy 4:6-8). Age 97, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Middleton Assisted Living. She was born on September 12, 1919 in Lancaster, OH, a daughter to the late Alvin and Myrtle (Beery) McVey. Dorothy had...
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Elva Marie Freeman

December 14, 1916 - September 8, 2017

Elva Marie (Ehart) Freeman, 100, of Newark, made her journey home to the Lord on September 8, 2017. She was born on December 14, 1916, in Logan, New Mexico, a daughter to the late Silas and Iva (Brownlee) Ehart. Elva was a longstanding member of the Southgate Church of Christ in Heath. She was a quilter, loved to sew, and made quilts for all of her grandchildren. Elva loved games, especially...
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Linda J. Shott

October 2, 1947 - September 6, 2017

Linda Joan Shott, 69, of Johnstown, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at her residence. She was born on October 2, 1947 in Portsmouth, OH, a daughter to the late David and Virginia (Reed) Arthur. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Richard; daughter, Darla Carpenter; grandchildren, Evan (Chrissy) Wilbur, William (Hope) Hamilton Jr., Ashli Pedigo, Alli Pedigo, Justin...
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Donald Lee Peters

November 16, 1950 - September 5, 2017

Donald "Donnie" Lee Peters, 66, of Gahanna, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Continuing Healthcare of Gahanna. He was born on November 16, 1950 in Mount Vernon, OH, a son to the late Donald and Doris (Dague) Peters. Donald is a graduate of Johnstown High School, class of 1968. He served as a Sergeant in the Army during the Vietnam War and was a life member of VFW #9857. ...
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James Edward Williams

May 6, 1951 - September 2, 2017

James Edward Williams, 66, of Johnstown, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at St. Ann's Hospital. He was born on May 6, 1951 in Newark, OH, a son to the late Clark and Gwen (Kimball) Williams. James spent majority of his life as a teacher for Amateur Radio Licensing. He retired from Kroger after 37 years of employment. Since retirement James loved and enjoyed spending...
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Charles Lee McConnell

December 2, 1971 - August 25, 2017

Charles (Chuck) Lee McConnell III, age 45, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017at his home in Johnstown after a battle with cancer. He was born December 2, 1971 in Columbus, Ohio to Charles Lee McConnell Jr and Kathy (Horton) McConnell. He married Shelly Dreisbach of Gahanna, OH on November 16, 1996 in Gahanna. Chuck is survived by his wife and their three children: Erin, Ashley, and...
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Verena Yvonne Shifley

October 14, 1923 - August 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Robert Lee Evans

August 4, 1943 - August 23, 2017

Robert "Bob" Evans, 74, of Johnstown, said his final "Gotta go" peacefully at his home early Wednesday morning. Bob also known by many of his friends as "Go to town" loved hunting, fishing, as well as playing cards with his family and friends. He will be missed by his family: Pam, Norma, Mike, Shawn, Nora, Jeff, Amy, Lance, Justin, Leeza, Ben, Sherri, Keith, Ron, Tina, Card Club and 8 ...
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Doris M. Peters

December 3, 1927 - August 17, 2017

Doris Marie (Dague) Peters, 89 of Gahanna, died peacefully on August 17, 2017. She was born December 3, 1927 in Johnstown, Ohio. Doris graduated from Johnstown High School in 1946 and retired from Beacon Insurance Company. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Alex Dague, brothers, Earl Jr. and Tom Dague, twin sister Dorothy Hughes, sisters Wauhnetia Dague, Lalah Meeker and Bonnie...
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Gaila Marie Pearson

September 29, 1938 - August 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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David Clinton Brooks

September 25, 1922 - August 15, 2017

David Clinton Brooks, 94, of Pompano Beach, FL, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. He was born on September 25, 1922 in Alexandria, OH, a son to the late George and Marie (White) Brooks. David is survived by his brother, John E. (Linda); children, Joan (Mike) Dudgeon, John D. (Karen), William (Brenda) and Robert; grandchildren, Jason (Charlotte), Laura Hatfield, Shawn (Melissa) Rykken,...
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Thomas Linn Irvin

August 18, 1935 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Norma Gail Rowe

October 3, 1942 - August 14, 2017

Norma Gail Rowe, 74, of Johnstown, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 from a lengthy illness. She was born in Swords Creek, VA, on October 3, 1942, a daughter to the late Robie and Audrey (Tuggle) Dye. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Rowe; daughter, Rebecca Priest; brother, Ricky Dye and sisters, Betty Dotson and Mary Sue McKinney. Norma is...
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Sharon Kay Johnston

June 13, 1948 - August 11, 2017

Sharon Kay Johnston, 69, of Johnstown, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Thornville Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on June 13, 1948 in Columbus, OH, a daughter to the late Leroy and Florence (Cox) Camp. Sharon is survived by her loving children, Brent Johnston and Amy Teal; grandchildren, Nickolas Johnston, Scotty Teal, Matthew Teal and Megan Teal; great-grandchildren,...
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Frank D. Johnson

May 25, 1934 - August 7, 2017

Frank Johnson joined his wife Vi in Heaven on august 7, 2017 after injuries sustained from a recent fall at home. Frank was born on May 25, 1934 in a small coal camp in Slagle, WV to Thomas and Ora Bush Johnson. At a young age Frank met the love of his life Vi in a small Baptist church where she was singing Gospel hymns. They were married on Christmas Day in 1953 and moved to the Johnson family...
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Phyllis Pauline Moore

July 23, 1938 - July 29, 2017

Phyllis Pauline Moore, 79, of Johnstown, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 23, 1938 in Columbus, OH, a daughter to the late Philip and Elizabeth (McGaughran) Hand. Phyllis is survived by her loving children, Patsy Clontz and Tracy (Karen) Moore; grandchildren, Melani Norman, Roger (Tiffany) Clontz Jr., Cassidy Smith, Tyler (Jessica) Moore...
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Penny Kay Byrnes

January 22, 1957 - July 22, 2017

Penny Byrnes, age 60, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 surrounded by the love of her family. She was born January 22, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Charles Cook and Bonnie (Dague) Loomis.Penny graduated from Johnstown Monroe High School class of 1975. She became a strong independent woman who fiercely loved her three boys. Her career in nursing enabled Penny to provide well for her family...
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Betty May Edwards

October 18, 1918 - July 20, 2017

Betty M. Edwards, age 98, resident of Fort Myers, Florida and formerly of Croton, Ohio, passed away July 20, 2017 in her peaceful willing way. She was born October 18, 1918 in Hartford County, Ohio to the late Elias and Bertha (Ruckman) Edwards.Betty pursued her education at the Ohio State University where she successfully completed her accounting and education degree. After teaching locally for...
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Jacqueline Hursey

August 31, 1943 - July 18, 2017

Jacqueline "Jackie" Mae Ellis Hursey passed away at age 73 on July 18, 2017 after a courageous and selfless battle against brain cancer. She was a wife, mother, teacher, and friend. Born to Harold Kenneth Ellis and Clara Virginia Whitehead Ellis on August 31, 1943, Jackie was raised on the Hartman Farm in Columbus, Ohio along with her siblings Paul (Bobbie), Thomas, Leroy (Kay), and Harold...
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Forest Glenn Hursey

March 26, 1935 - July 5, 2017

Forest Glenn Hursey passed peacefully at age 82 on July 5, 2017. He was a husband, father, farmer, and friend. Born to Forest Bernard Hursey and Leberta Elizabeth Mullins Hursey on March 26, 1935, Glenn was raised on the family farm in New Albany, Ohio along with his surviving siblings Gale (Lynne) Hursey, Wayne (Jane) Hursey, and Kathleen (Mike) DeFazio. As a result of his childhood...
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Kenneth B. Wartenbee

May 10, 1952 - July 4, 2017

Kenneth B. Wartenbee Jr., 65, of Utica, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his residence. He was born on May 10, 1952 in Zanesville, OH, a son to the late Kenneth Sr. and Ruth (Rogers) Wartenbee. Kenneth loved fishing, nascar and was a big fan of Dale Earnhardt. He coached Johnstown youth league soccer, baseball and basketball for six year and was a member of the Johnstown Kiwanis. He is...
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Lloyd R. Crouse

May 21, 1923 - June 28, 2017

Lloyd R. Crouse, 94, was born May 21, 1923 in Johnstown, OH, and passed away on June 28, 2017 in Southern Pines, N.C., surrounded by family. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, Lloyd J. Crouse and Mildred Rhoads Crouse and wife, Helen Paige Crouse. He is survived by his children, Sandy (John) Sackmann Pinehurst, NC, Leah (Joe) Polis Worthington. OH, Don (Bonnie) Crouse Carpinteria, CA, Danny ...
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Larry A. Dauber

February 20, 1939 - June 19, 2017

Larry Albert Dauber Sr., 78, of Johnstown, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital. He was born on February 20, 1939 in Columbus, OH, a son to the late Ray and Martha (Bender) Dauber. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Deb; sons, Larry Jr. (Laurie) Dauber, Robert (Amy) Dauber, Thomas (Tracey) Dauber and Michael Priest; daughter, Jennifer (James)...
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Darlyne Rose Bennett

April 23, 1922 - June 12, 2017

Darlyne Rose Bennett, 95, of Croton, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Centerburg Respiratory and Specialty Rehab Center. She was born on April 23, 1922 in Columbus, OH, a daughter to the late Russell and Mabel (Shoaf) Wildermuth. Darlyne is survived by her children, Marie (Carson) Poff, Louise Ann Pearson, Carol Lockard, Vernon Bennett, Dan Bennett and Bud (Pam) Bennett; grandchildren,...
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Robert Daniel Kesselring

November 11, 1928 - June 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Sheila Colleen O'Quinn

March 15, 1960 - June 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Danny Philip Purdin

September 19, 1933 - May 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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James Lonel Ferguson

September 12, 1946 - May 25, 2017

James Lonel Ferguson, 70, of Johnstown, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, OH. He was born on September 12, 1946 in Akron, OH, a son to the late Isaac and Nila Jean (Guier) Ferguson. James lived in the Johnstown area for the last 37 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; children, Christopher (Barb) and Cassandra; grandchild,...
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David Clifton Eley

July 26, 1951 - May 24, 2017

David Clifton Eley, who fought the good fight, died of complications of diabetes May 24, 2017, at Pataskala Oaks Care Center. He was 65. He will be wholly missed by those whose lives he blessed with his sweet personality and wry humor. David was a supportive brother to Carolyn (Patrick Eley-Durbin), Amy (Frank Fiamingo) and Dan (Sue); a loving uncle to Tristan, and Scarlette Eley-Durbin;...
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Lawerence Alonzo Bishop

August 13, 1918 - May 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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David I. Williams

October 4, 1941 - May 13, 2017

David I. Williams, 75, a wonderful man took his final journey home on May 13, 2017. He was born October 4, 1941 in Hinton WV to Reno and Wanda Williams. A 1959 graduate from Hinton High School he retired from the Air Force with 22 years of service, worked 15 years with US Post Office as a Letter Carrier and Supervisor. David graduated from OSU in 2004, worked for OSU/COTC Newark running the...
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Betty Joy SMITH

January 28, 1928 - May 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Donna Marie Clay

November 5, 1953 - May 1, 2017

Donna Marie Clay, 63, of Johnstown, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born on November 5, 1953 in Columbus, OH, a daughter to the late Dan (Dinks) and Mary (Sbrochi) Bernado. Donna is survived by her loving husband, Jim; children, Brian (Carolyn), Maria (Ryan) and Vince (Crystal); grandchildren, Brandon, Allana, Rocco and Bradlee; beloved pets...
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Paul Matthew Kates

January 13, 1951 - April 28, 2017

Paul Matthew Kates, 66, of Columbus, OH, a true legend of Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. Born January 13, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of the late Oval Boyce Kates and brother of the late Randy Lee Kates. He was a standout football and basketball player from Northridge High School, class of 1969, and recruited by some of Ohio's football programs. In 1971 he followed in...
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Carl H. Robinson

October 12, 1926 - April 12, 2017

Carl H. Robinson, 90, of Johnstown, passed away on April 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born on October 12, 1926 in Ripley, OH, a son to the late Allen and Ruby Robinson. Carl is survived by his children, Karen Wright and Cecil (Suzy) Robinson; grandchildren, Phillip, Andrew, Steven Wright and Courtney Robinson; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to his...
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Carolyn Christine Andrix

September 25, 1947 - April 7, 2017

Carolyn C. Andrix (Tracy) Johnstown: Carolyn C. Andrix, 69, of Johnstown, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at her residence. Carolyn was born in Columbus, OH on September 25, 1947 to the late Clarence and Lucille Tracy. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband and High School Sweetheart, Larry Andrix. Carolyn will be deeply missed by her children, Larry...
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Donna Joan Disbennett

January 6, 1929 - March 22, 2017

Donna Joan Disbennett, 88, of Olive Green, OH, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was born January 6, 1929 to the late Grace Wellman in Columbus, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her mother and husband, Walla Sylvester Disbennett, Jr. Donna will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great...
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Charma Lee Green

November 28, 1930 - March 22, 2017

Charma Lee Green, 86, of Johnstown, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Mount Carmel East Hospital. She was born on November 28, 1930 in Johnstown, OH, a daughter to the late Gerald and Bernice King. Charma was a 1948 graduate of Johnstown High School. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Francis; sons, Dan (Sharon) and Lee Green; daughter, Cindy (Larry) Harrison of...
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Doris Jean Willison

October 14, 1930 - March 14, 2017

Willison Doris Jean Willison, 86, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital. Doris was born in Grove City, Ohio on October 14, 1930 to the late Frank Haag Sr. and Minnie Haag. Survived by sons, Gene Willison, Mike (Brenda) Willison, Ronald (Janet Blackburn) Willison; daughter, Lynn (Harry) Payton; eight grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren;...
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Ida Mae Kimes

July 12, 1921 - March 9, 2017

Ida Mae Kimes, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 with her loving family at her bedside. Born in Columbus, Ohio on July 12, 1921, daughter of Lee and May (Tanner) Parsons. A graduate of Central High School (1939). Married the late Melvin M. Kimes on December 6, 1942. Moving to Johnstown in 1959 lead to many lifelong friendships and an active member of the community. Member of the Johnstown...
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Oma Alnora Swick

January 2, 1922 - March 8, 2017

Oma Alnora (Bailey) Swick, 95, of Johnstown, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at SharonBrooke Assisted Living. She was born on January 2, 1922 in Franklin Co., OH, a daughter to the late Clarence and Ocie (Baughman) Bailey. Oma is survived by children, Brenda Sue (Chris Gill) Thompson of Newark, Duane Boyd Swick of Columbus, Keenan Mark Swick of Nashport; seven grandchildren and ten...
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Violet Johnson

July 5, 1937 - March 7, 2017

Vi (Copley) Johnson, 79, of Alexandria, went to her Heavenly home on March 7, 2017 after a long illness. Vi was one of nine children, born a twin in a small coal camp in Slagle, West Virginia on July 5, 1937 to Golden and Ethel (Noe) Copley. As a young girl of 13, while singing Southern Gospel music in a small Baptist church, she met the love of her life, Frank Johnson. Frank and Vi were married...
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Gloria L. Hatton

April 8, 1940 - March 2, 2017

Gloria L. Hatton, 76, of Croton, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all. Gloria was born on April 8, 1940 in Cornettsville, KY, a daughter to the late Arthur and Ida (Dorton) Cornett. She was a graduate of Mountain Mission School in Grundy, VA and attended Kentucky Christian College for four years. ...
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Helen Lucille Cavendish

October 18, 1926 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Mary Carolyn Poulton

July 14, 1933 - February 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Marjorie Ann Wheaton

November 26, 1947 - February 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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William Charles Fleig

September 12, 1927 - February 3, 2017

William Charles Fleig, 89, of Johnstown, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 at St. Ann's Hospital. He was born on September 12, 1927 in Plainfield, NJ, a son to the late Otto and Charlotte Fleig. William was a loving father, grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in WWII and is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion...
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Mary Jeanne Pinkerman

May 17, 1944 - February 3, 2017

Just like the life she led, Jeanne (Downing) Pinkerman courageously faced her cancer diagnosis to which she succumbed to with peace and dignity on Friday, February 3. Jeanne was born on May 17, 1944 in Johnstown, Ohio as the sixth child of Melvin Downing and Thelma (Williamson) Downing of Johnstown. She graduated from Johnstown High School class of 1962. Jeanne worked as a bookkeeper at Martin...
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Daniel Jacob Jordan

May 15, 1978 - February 2, 2017

Daniel Jacob Jordan, 38, of Johnstown, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at St. Ann's Hospital. He was born on May 15, 1978 in Olean, NY, a son to Leon and Donna (Smith) Jordan. In addition to his parents, Daniel is also survived by his son, Camden; four brothers, Jeff (Renee), Kevin, Mark (Carmela) and Mike; nieces and nephews, Julia, Emily, Andrew, Conner, Cohen and Mila;...
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Robert Hughes

November 24, 1933 - January 25, 2017

Robert L. "Poke" Hughes, 83, of Johnstown, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Mount Carmel East Hospital. He was born on November 24, 1933 in Vanceburg, KY, a son to the late Richard and Mary (Roberts) Hughes. Poke is survived by his loving children, Roberta (Jim) Lenhart, Rhonda (Dale) Pearce and Richard (Susan) Hughes; grandchildren, Angie, Dana, Andie, Robby, Shellie, Laurie,...
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Timothy Lee Grove

January 13, 1962 - January 8, 2017

Timothy Lee Grove, 54, of Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 13, 1962 in Columbus, OH, a son to the late William and Charma (Keeran) Grove. Tim worked for Tech International as a Maintenance Supervisor for 34 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Susan; children, Brian, Lori Snyder and Christy Smith; five...
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Albert Baxter Carr

July 24, 1943 - January 5, 2017

Albert Baxter Carr, 73, of Johnstown, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at his residence. He was born on July 24, 1943 in Ashland, KY, a son to the late Frank and Elizabeth (Baxter) Carr. Albert is survived by his loving children, John (Lisa), Robert (Kimberly), Vicky (Chad) Ball and Joseph; nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; siblings, James (Gladys), Patricia Ellis and...
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David A. Bill

January 9, 1933 - December 20, 2016

David Albert Bill, 83, of Johnstown, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. Dave was born January 9, 1933 a son of Lewis and Eloise Bill who predeceased him, also preceding him in death are a daughter Cyndee (Bill) Buck, brother Lew Jr., sister Barbara Burleson. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Grace (Fritchen) Bill; daughter and son-in-law,...
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Dorothy Ann Utz

August 13, 1927 - December 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Betty Nance

December 8, 1922 - December 4, 2016

Betty Jayne (Metzger) Nance, 93, of Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation. She was born on December 8, 1922, a daughter to the late Walter and Florence (Wilson) Metzger. Jayne was a longtime member at Johnstown United Methodist Church and Martha Circle. Mother's hospitality was legendary, and her family was always first in her heart....
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Rachel Bertha Welch

March 10, 1941 - November 30, 2016

Rachel Bertha Welch, 75, of Columbus, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Harding Pointe Facility. She was born on March 10, 1941 in Columbus, OH, a daughter to the late William and Bertha (Appleman) Dimond. Rachel is survived by her loving daughter, Robin (Rusty) Louck; grandson, Derek Louck; brother, Tom Dimond, sister, Susan Smith and several nieces and nephews. In addition to...
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Dorothy Jane Ruth

August 20, 1933 - November 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Patricia Ann King

March 13, 1937 - November 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Earl Metoxen

February 15, 1936 - November 7, 2016

WESTERVILLE: Earl Edward Metoxen, 80, passed away on November 3rd, 2016 at Mount Carmel Saint Ann's Hospital. Earl was born February 15th, 1936 in Shawno, Wisconsin to the late Edwin and Agnes Metoxen. He is a United States Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. Earl was a member of the Oneida Tribe in Wisconsin. He retired from Rockwell International where he worked as a machinist for...
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Rebecca Ann Priest

February 1, 1961 - November 6, 2016

Rebecca Ann Priest (Zieschang), 55, of Johnstown, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at her residence. She was born on February 1, 1961 in Newark, OH. Rebecca is survived by her loving children, Jeremy Zieschang, Katrina (Teddy) Torres and Kyle (Stephanie) Zieschang; grandchildren, Cheyenne Torres, Summer Torres and Natalie Zieschang and mother, Norma Rowe. Friends may call...
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Nancy Marie Pfautsch

February 26, 1951 - November 1, 2016

Nancy Marie Pfautsch, 65, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at her residence. She was born on February 26, 1951 in Bellefontaine, OH, a daughter to the late Albert Van Camp and Mary Wurm. Nancy was employeed at Johnstown Schools for over 30 years where she worked as a secretary and was a member at Church of the Ascension. Nancy is survived by her daughter, Kari Strout; son...
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Mary Marie Morrison

March 24, 1924 - October 26, 2016

Mary Marie Morrison, age 92, of Johnstown, born March 24, 1924, passed away on October 26, 2016. She was the daughter of Bob and Vernie Paul. Mary retired from Columbus Coated Fabrics. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred; son, Robert; four granddaughters, Jacqueline, Gwendolyn, Sharolyn and Cinnamon; brothers, Lawrence, Clyde, Jim and sister-in-law, Donna Paul. She is...
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Virginia L. Doig

February 13, 1945 - October 11, 2016

Doig, Virginia "Jenny", 71, of Croton, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Jenny is preceded in death by her husband, Steve Doig and her father, Nolie Jarvis. Jenny is survived by her mother, Arvilla Jarvis, sister, Maxine (John) Doddroe, niece, Jessica Doddroe, nephew, John M. (Sharon) Doddroe, great nieces, Jenny Stokes (Danny Broeckel) , Sarah (Harouli) Tsekretsidis and great -great...
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Sharon Lee Dill

January 24, 1948 - October 7, 2016

Sharon Lee (Merritts) Dill, 68, of Johnstown, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Kobacker House. She was born on January 24, 1948 in Warriors Mark, PA. a daughter to the late John and Marilyn (Parks) Merritts. Sharon was a loving and caring person who enjoyed spending time with her family especially during family functions. She was an avid guitar player who wrote songs and music. ...
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Amy Beth Neil

April 25, 1972 - October 3, 2016

Amy B. Neil, 44, of Westerville, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016 at The James Cancer Hospital. She was born on April 25, 1972 in Elyria, OH. Amy is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Eric; daughters, Rachel and Katelyn; father, Buck (Debbie Mitchell) Blair; siblings, Laura (Dave) Wayne and John (Emily) Blair; nieces, Juli, Cammie, Maddie and Makenna; nephews, Kevyn, Frank and...
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Alton Lee Click

March 23, 1944 - September 28, 2016

Click, Alton, 72, of Johnstown, OH, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Alton was born in Mount Alto, WV to Ray and Ruby Click. Alton is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Paul and Lewis and his sister Helen. Alton is survived by his wife, Brenda, daughter, Kimberly (Mike) Parker-Barry, step sons, Timothy (Beth) Grabo and...
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Dorothy M. Nanes

July 7, 1928 - September 12, 2016

Dorothy M. Nanes, 88, of Newark, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016, at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 7, 1928 in Alliance, OH, a daughter to the late Anthony and Edna- Coveleski. Dorothy is survived by her loving children, George and wife Patricia; Candy; grandchildren, George Aaron and Jason Michael; great grandchildren, Holden and Aiden; brother, Donald P. Coveleski;...
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Herbert Austin Barry

September 27, 1930 - September 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, Johnstown, Ohio.
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Ruth Marie Bemiller

October 4, 1933 - September 6, 2016

Ruth Marie Peterman Bemiller, 82, passed peacefully surrounded by her family September 6, 2016. Born Ruth Marie Peterman, October 4, 1933, Ruth was a Hartford High School Graduate and a proud lifelong resident of the Hartford/Croton/Johnstown area of Licking County. Ruth loved to remember her days of youth on the family farm and for many years she loved attending the Hartford Fair. Ruth married...
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Michael Wesley Derenburger

June 28, 1946 - September 1, 2016

Michael Wesley Derenburger, 70, of Johnstown, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born on June 28, 1946, in Columbus, OH, a son to the late Charles and Patty (Mahoney) Derenburger. Michael was employed at Tech International for 36 ½ years as Vice President of Sales and then Vice President of Global Purchasing. He was a member of the...
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Clarence Leroy Markin

November 21, 1930 - August 31, 2016

Markin, Clarence, 85, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Clarence was preceded in death by his loving wife JoAnn Elizabeth (Swick) Markin, who passed away on the same day 16 years ago. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Lewis, Robert, James, and Frank. Clarence is survived by his children, Pamela S. (Jack) Roberts, Craig L. (Julie) Markin, Roger J. (Lori) Markin, Jimmy G. (Xi)...
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