Viola R. Vierheller

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“Dear Joggs, Bonnie and John, We were so sorry to here of Viola's passing. I will surely miss my Godmother. She played a very influential part in...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Frank Pace, Jr. - Bowling Green, OH

“Dear Joggs, Bonnie and John, We were so sorry to here of Viola's passing. I will surely miss my Godmother. She played a very influential part in...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Frank Pace, Jr. - Bowling Green, OH

“So sorry to hear about Viola. Deeptest condolences to the family. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry & Mary Kaye Rieger - Hebron, KY

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with the family. Viola was always there with her wonderful soup when my mother,Dorothy Contini,...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Contini Mast - Flagstaff, AZ

“To my cousin, may you rest in peace ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Marge and Dan Helmick - FL

“To my cousin, may you rest in peace ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Marge Helmick - Mount Dora, FL

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family I remember all the stories i was told of when she came to visit in hamilton we will for sure miss aunt...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Jen - Hamilton

“I will never forget the wonderful summer I spent in Florida as a little girl with Grandma Clara, Aunt Vi, Grandpa and Uncle Jiggy! Grandma and Aunt...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Tiffany Cipollone - Meadville, PA

“My sincere Sympathy to Viola's Family. Together, we helped baking cookies for the TCIAFF Festival. She will be missed. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Joanne Mathias - Dover, OH

“With our deepest sympathy. We will keep you in our prayers. Your Cousins, Joe and Norma Specht ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Joe and Norma Specht - Dover, OH

“My prayers go out to the family of Viola. I have know her all of my life and she will not only be missed by her family and friends but the whole...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Charles V. Pace - Strasburg, OH

“Bonnie and Family, You have my sympathy. Your Mom was a wonderful person. Tarry{Glaser]Yackey ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Tarry Yackey - Dover, OH

“You have our deepest sympathy. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Rob Murphy,Laura Murphy,and family - OH

“So sorry to hear of your lose, she was a very sweet and funny lady. You have your memories to cherish. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jeff & Sally Paisley - OH

“Bob- I was so sorry to hear of your step-mothers passing. My deepest sympathy to you and the family. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Joshanna McKahan - Cambridge, OH


Viola R. Vierheller, 86, of Dover, died Sunday, June 27, 2010 in Union Hospital. She was born June 3, 1924, the daughter of the late Basilio & Benigna Pace Rondinella. Over the years, Viola worked a variety of jobs. During World War II she was employed by the Timken Spark Plug Plant and later spent more than 15 years as a picker for US Ceramic Tile at East Sparta. Between living in Dover and time spent living in Florida, Viola also worked for a variety of food service companies. Admittedly, her favorite job was helping her brother with the operation of "The Cabin," a former Dover restaurant. She attended St. Joseph School, and was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Dover. She was a founding member of the 7th Street Tigers, and proud to have been the only female card-carrying member. Her husband, Jacob "Jiggs" Vierheller, survives. The two would have celebrated 36 years of marriage on July 3. Other surviving family members include: a daughter, Bonnie (David) Antonelli of Dover; and son, John (Eileen) Carruthers of New Philadelphia; 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren; siblings, Anthony (Irene) Cercone, Vincent (Evelyn) Rondinella, and Theodore (Mary) Rondinella; brother-in-law, Reynold Casimir; and sister-in-law JoAnn Rondinella. Also surviving are step-children, Donna (Cliff) Berentz, Robert Vierheller, Kay (Gary) Renner, Marla (Vern) McDonald, and Gary (Judy) Rankin; along with numerous step grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Along with her parents, Viola was also preceded in death by: siblings, Palmerino "Pam" & Antonette Cercone, Margaret & Frank Conidi, Erminia & Pete Monticelli, Umberto "Lou" Cercone, Ross Rondinella, and Clara Casimir, step-child Harry (Gloria) Holderman; and 3 step-grandchildren. A funeral mass in celebration of Viola's life will be held Thursday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Dover. Fr. Matt Hoover will officiate. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery at Dover with a meal following in the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center. Friends may call in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home, Dover on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Christian Wake services will be held at 7:45 p.m. Those unable to attend or wishing to share a fond memory may sign the online register for Viola by visiting the obituaries link on the funeral home's website. The family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Rainbow Connection, 123 S. Wooster Ave., Dover or the "Skip" Rondinella Scholarship, c/o Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival, PO Box 405, New Philadelphia. Toland-Herzig 330-343-6132 www.tolandherzig.com

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