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Paul Arthur Demshar

July 17, 1950 - May 15, 2013

On May 15, 2013, Paul Arthur Demshar, 62, went home to the mansion Jesus Christ has prepared for him. He was born July 17, 1950 in Ashtabula, one of eight children of Gabriel and Bertha (Bjorkman) Demshar. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1968 after having attended his first 11 school years in Geneva. He played football, baseball, and basketball and was a star athlete. It was...
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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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Eleanor W. Deaubler

January 19, 1913 - February 17, 2009

CONNEAUT - Eleanor W. Deaubler, 96, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Villa at the Lake. She was born January 19, 1913 in Lima, Ohio, the daughter Mr. and Mrs. Abe Wise and graduated from Tulane University. She married Carl R. Deaubler on November 25, 1931 in Youngstown, and they celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage. A member of Amboy United Methodist Church, Eleanor had many...
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Janice E. Cicon

November 9, 1946 - February 17, 2009

ASHTABULA –Janice Cicon, 62, of West Center Street, North Kingsville died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at the Hospice Unit of Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born November 9, 1946 in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph and Kay (Dulin) Pusateri and had been a long-time area resident. She was employed at the Ashtabula Clinic as the clerk supervisor...
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Thomas Albert Labry

April 13, 1936 - February 17, 2009

ASHTABULA Thomas Albert Labry, 72, died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born April 13, 1936 in Ashtabula, the son of Gabriel and Dora (Landolfi) Labry. He attended Ashtabula High School and joined the Air Force where he served seven years active duty. During this time, he also played baseball for the Air Force team. He also was active...
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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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Thomas Halsey Watson

December 31, 1945 - February 15, 2009

Thomas Halsey Watson, 63, of Eleanor Drive died Sunday, February 15, 2009 at his home. He was born December 31, 1945 in Ashtabula, the son of Halsey Spencer and Alta (Pettit) Watson and had been a lifelong area resident, graduating from Ashtabula High School. Prior to his retirement, he worked for Molded Fiberglass and previously for Reliance Electric and...
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Markus Allen Copeland

April 5, 2006 - February 14, 2009

The angels came for Markus Allen Copeland, age 2, on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at UH Rainbow Babies’ and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland. He was born April 5, 2006, the son of Mark Allen Copeland and Maria Chrischelle White. Markus loved climbing, riding his bike, running, laughing, and talking. He was a big fan of Mickey Mouse and more recently The...
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Nancy J. Stroup

February 1, 1934 - February 13, 2009

Nancy J. Stroup, 75, of the Country Club Retirement Center went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, February 13, 2009 at her home. She was born February 1, 1934 in Erie, PA, the daughter of Robert and Grace (O’Dell) Smith and had been an area resident since 1972. A woman of faith, she read her Bible and spent time with the Lord daily. She always...
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Jason John McClintic

May 23, 1983 - February 11, 2009

Jason John , 25, of East 45th Street died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 11, 2009. He was born May 23, 1983 in Ashtabula, the son of William and Susan (Warner) McClintic and had been a lifelong area resident. He attended Ashtabula High School and was a 2001 graduate of Saints John and Paul High School. He was employed by Lowe’s as a Sales Manager and was a member...
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Ethel Patricia Huffman

June 16, 1921 - February 9, 2009

Ethel Patricia Huffman, 87, of McKinley Avenue, died Monday, February 9, 2009, at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born June 16, 1921 in New Lyme, the daughter of John and Katherine (Mihelick) Repasky and had been a long time area resident. Ethel worked as a gardener at Yoder’s Greenhouse for 12 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Mission and loved gardening,...
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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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Carol Ann Muto-Walker

January 12, 1940 - February 6, 2009

Carol Ann Muto-Walker, 69, of Cedar Avenue was released from the sorrows of the world on Friday, February 6, 2009. She was born January 12, 1940 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Edward and Eleanor (Annick) Muto and had been a lifelong area resident. Carol Ann owned and operated Walker Bait and Tackle at the Lake Shore Park boat ramp for nine years, which were the...
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Paul Richard Allen

November 17, 1932 - February 5, 2009

Paul Richard Allen, 76, formerly of Woodman Avenue died Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A lifelong resident, he was born November 17, 1932, the son of Henry David and Doris Helen (Burgess) Allen and graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1952. Prior to his retirement in 1989, he drove truck for P.I.E. for 34 years. He had...
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Jane Francis Bugansky

December 17, 1923 - February 2, 2009

Jane Francis Bugansky passed away Monday, February 2, 2009 at her home. She was born on December 17, 1923 to Jerry and Anna (Kifus) Zgonc. On October 12, 1946, she married Steven Bugansky in Ashtabula County. She had worked at the Saybrook True Temper Plant and Garfield’s Restaurant in Ashtabula. During her free time, she spent time collecting coins and stamps. ...
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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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James J. “Bud" Kirk

June 8, 1925 - January 31, 2009

James J. “Bud” Kirk, 83, of Valleyview Blvd. died Saturday, January 31, 2009 at Jefferson Healthcare. He was born June 8, 1925 in Luthersburg, PA, the son of James Boyd and Susan (Drocker) Kirk and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1969. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II earning a Purple Heart with 1 OLC, Bronze Star, and the...
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Betty J. Edwards

November 6, 1923 - January 26, 2009

Betty J. Edwards, 85 formerly of Ridgeview Terrace, Ashtabula, died Monday, January 26, 2009 at Andover Village Retirement Community. She was born November 6, 1923 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Lloyd and Mabel (Sechler) Ernst and has been a resident of Ashtabula since 1948. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Ashtabula. She along with her husband,...
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Irene Mitchum

March 29, 1930 - January 25, 2009

ASHTABULA – Irene Mitchem, 78, formerly of East 44th Street went peacefully to be with the Lord Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the Villa at the Lake. She was born March 29, 1930 in Wharncliffe, West Virginia, the daughter of John L. and Lake (Cantrell) Dingess and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1961. On March 17, 1947, she married John D. Mitchem. ...
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Warren Martin Miller

September 21, 1946 - January 25, 2009

ASHTABULA – Warren Martin Miller, 62, of Lake Avenue died Sunday, January 25, 2009 at his home. He was born September 21, 1946 in Cleveland, the son of Edward and Ruth (Lang) Miller and had been an Ashtabula resident most of his adult life. Prior to his retirement, he worked as an automotive mechanic and was well known for operating Miller’s Aamaco Station at Lake Avenue and West 12th...
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Stanley Paul Nizen

June 17, 1919 - January 24, 2009

Former Jefferson Mayor Stanley Paul Nizen, 89, of N. Market St. died Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Jefferson Healthcare. He was born June 17, 1919 in Cleveland, the son of John and Katherine (Thoryk) Nizen and had been a Jefferson resident most of his life. A graduate of Jefferson High School, he owned and operated several businesses in Jefferson, including...
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Arthur Edwards, Jr.

June 8, 1933 - January 23, 2009

Arthur Edwards Jr. was the first of two children born to the late Arthur Edwards Sr. and Dorothy (Smith) Edwards. He was born June 8, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio. He had one sister, Mattie Noble who preceded him in death. Arthur attended Cleveland public schools. He enjoyed boxing and was a middle weight. Arthur spoke seven different languages. He also had a love for music and song with the...
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Mary T. Coniglio

October 9, 1923 - January 22, 2009

Mary T. Coniglio, 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at Manchester Presbyterian Lodge. She was born October 9, 1923 in Oriskany, NY, the daughter of Rosolino and Domenica (Lazarra) Tuzzolino and had been an Erie resident from 1965 to 1984 and then returned in 2004 after 20 years in Florida. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great...
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Charles Albert Perry

January 26, 1931 - January 21, 2009

ASHTABULA - Charles Albert Perry, 77, of West 14th Street died Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at UH – Cleveland Medical Center. He was born January 26, 1931 in Meadville, PA, the son of Norman and Daphne (Sample) Perry and was baptized in the Catholic faith. A 1949 graduate of St. Agatha High School, Meadville, PA, he moved to Ashtabula in 1960 and worked as assistant manager at Loblaws...
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James A. "Shorty" Ford

August 28, 1920 - January 20, 2009

ASHTABULA – James A. “Shorty” Ford, 88, departed this life on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born August 28, 1920 in Colliers, WV, the third son of Deacon Johnson and Rosezella (Dixon) Ford. James was a happy child and loved his family. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Power, WV. He later...
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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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Curtis Nolan Atwell

August 12, 1946 - January 13, 2009

Curtis Nolan Atwell joined his heavenly family on Tuesday, January 13, 2009. He was met by his parents, Lou and Charlie Atwell who awaited him with open arms. They were joined by his sister, Gladys Sweeney and brothers, Earl Ray and his twin, Elmer. Grandpa and grandma Cleve Dunford along with nieces Anita Pratt and Sissy Vaughan, nephew Joseph Sweeney, and family friend Blanch Bell also...
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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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Ruth Alice Harris

June 20, 1917 - January 5, 2009

Ruth Alice Harris, 91, died Monday, January 5, 2009 at the Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 20, 1917 in Cleveland, the daughter of Harry Parker and Mabel Doris (Land) Mumea and attended East High School. An area resident since 1989, she previously lived in Indiana and Florida where she worked as a motel manager. Her...
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Gerald Alan Mapes

August 2, 1933 - January 4, 2009

Gerald Alan Mapes, 75, of North Bend Road died Sunday, January 4, 2009 at his home. He was born August 2, 1933 in Williams Co., the son of Lawrence and Carlene (Brown) Mapes and had been an area resident since 1963. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Findlay University. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was honorably discharged in 1961. ...
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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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Jean (Crockett) Smith

March 28, 1924 - January 2, 2009

Jean (Crockett) Smith 84, formerly of East 40th Street, died Friday, January 2, 2009 at Country Club Retirement Center. She was born March 28, 1924 in DeKalb, Mississippi, the daughter of Lawrence and Pearl (Terry) Crockett. During WWII, she was a welder on the ships. She and her husband, Elliott founded E&J Glass in Ashtabula in 1949 and operated the business...
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William James Chandler

July 27, 1918 - December 28, 2008

William James Chandler, 90, of Chandler Road, Plymouth Twp. died Sunday, December 28, 2008. He was born June 27, 1918 in Port Allegheny, PA, the son of William and Ola (Goulden) Chandler and had been an area resident most of his life. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a carpenter for Walsh Construction and the Carpenter’s Union. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World...
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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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Mary Thomas

July 14, 1948 - December 26, 2008

Mary Muto Kirkland Thomas, 60, died unexpectedly Friday, December 26, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born July 14, 1948 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Edward and Eleanor (Annick) Muto, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Akron about 2 years ago. A 1966 graduate of St. John High School, she worked for CEI, the Spot Café,...
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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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Marjorie "Margie" Louis DiNickle

November 21, 1943 - December 25, 2008

Margie Louis “Marjorie” DiNickle, 65, died Thursday, December 25, 2008 at the Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born November 21, 1943 in Nauvoo, AL, the daughter of Raymond and Carrie L. (Jones) Black. An area resident for many years, she enjoyed listening to country music on her favorite radio station WKKY. Her survivors include her former husband of 17 years...
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Catherine Rose Carlo

January 12, 1919 - December 23, 2008

Catherine Rose Carlo died Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. At her request, no services or calling hours will be held. Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements.
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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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Alice Jean Moline

April 2, 1942 - December 21, 2008

Alice Jean Moline, 66, of Columbus Avenue died Sunday, December 21, 2008 after a lengthy illness. She was born April 2, 1942 in Warren, the daughter of Lawrence A. and Catherine E. (Lynch) Taylor and had been a longtime Ashtabula resident. Mrs. Moline loved to spend time with her family and especially her grandchildren who were the light of her life. She also enjoyed camping, fishing in...
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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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Okey Kurtis Runnion

January 13, 1946 - December 19, 2008

Okey Kurtis Runnion, 62, of Columbus Avenue died Friday, December 19, 2008 at his home. He was born January 13, 1946 in Clay County, WV, the son of William and Esta (Riggs) Runnion and had been an Ashtabula resident most of his life. He worked for ENPAC in Eastlake for the past 17 years as a finisher and previously had been employed by Hollacher’s Mushroom Farm. A...
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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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Joanne Elizabeth Bernardo

February 4, 1948 - December 11, 2008

Joanne Elizabeth Bernardo, 60, of West 9th Street passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born February 4, 1948 in Windsor, the daughter of Joseph and Harriet (Moody) Miller and had been a lifelong Ashtabula County resident. She worked for the past 12 years as a clerk/buyer for Plasticolors and previously as a...
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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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Norman Scott Dille

June 26, 1973 - December 10, 2008

ASHTABULA – Norman Scott Dille, 35, peacefully went to be with our Lord at Hospice House in Cleveland on Wednesday, December 10, 2008. He was born June 26, 1973 in Cleveland, the son of Sherwood O. and Margo (Scafuro) Dille, Jr. and had been a St. Petersburg, FL area resident for 15 years before returning to Ashtabula. A 1991 graduate of St. John High School and recipient of the “True...
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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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Charlotte Ann (Hamilton) Jalovec

May 2, 1950 - December 10, 2008

AUSTINBURG – Charlotte Ann (Hamilton) Jalovec, 58, died on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at the Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 2, 1950 in McDowell, KY, the daughter of Ishmel and Zinal (Osborne) Hamilton. A 1968 graduate of Ashtabula High School, she moved to Westlake in 1982 and returned to Austinburg in 2004. A member of her father’s church, the...
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Hazel J. Glotzbecker

March 25, 1918 - December 8, 2008

Hazel J. Glotzbecker, 90 died Monday December 8, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. She was born March 25, 1918 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Harry W. and Lottie E. (Simmons) Kester and had been a lifelong area resident. A 1936 graduate of Ashtabula High School, she was a member of the Shorewood Garden Club, the Ashtabula African Violet Society and TOPS. She...
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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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Mark Douglas Anderson

December 9, 1967 - December 6, 2008

Mark Douglas Anderson, 40, died unexpectedly Saturday, December 6, 2008. He was born December 9, 1967 in Ashtabula, the son of Robert and Carol (Wheeler) Anderson and had been a Pittsburgh resident for the past 10 years. He graduated from Harbor High School and had been employed with Verizon. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was an avid reader who loved...
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James D. Harris

June 22, 1933 - December 3, 2008

James D. Harris, 75, of Lake Avenue died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at his home. He was born June 22, 1933 in Mentor, the son of James R. and Gertrude V. (Goodrich) Harris and had been an area resident for the past 20 years, moving here from Arizona. A 1951 graduate of Mentor High School, he worked most of his life as a mechanic, retiring from H & H...
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Merle Charles "J.R." Betts, Jr.

March 17, 1947 - December 3, 2008

Merle Charles “J.R.” Betts Jr., 61, died unexpectedly on December 3, 2008 at the Hamot Medical Center in Erie. He was born the son of Merle C. Betts Sr. and Madeline Chero in Conneaut on March 17, 1947. After graduating Conneaut High School, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He had worked as a mechanic for Premix and Pinney Dock. ...
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Cheryl Ann Keen

May 17, 1967 - December 2, 2008

ASHTABULA – Cheryl Ann Keen, 41, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at UH – Geneva Medical Center. She was born May 17, 1967 in Ashtabula, the daughter of John and Shirley (Mosher) Woissol and had been a lifelong area resident. She attended Harbor High School and worked as a nurse’s aide at several local nursing homes. Cheryl attended the Pentecostal Church of God and was...
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Dale Harmon Blank

April 2, 1925 - December 1, 2008

Dale Harmon Blank, 83, passed away on Monday, December 1, 2008. Dale was born April 2, 1925 in Kingsville, where he lived (except for his time in the Navy) until he married Jean Eleanor Kohut and they made their home in Ashtabula. Many will know him from his heating and air conditioning service, Blank Heating Co., which he started after their move to Saybrook in...
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Edmond Gilbert Austin

April 26, 1938 - November 30, 2008

Edmond Gilbert Austin died at his home Sunday, November 30, 2008 at the age of 70. Edmond was born in Ashtabula, Ohio on April 26, 1938. His early years were spent in the Miami and Homestead, Florida area. He and his mother moved back to the Ashtabula area about 1945. He worked in the chemical industry for over 40 years in a number of capacities, beginning with...
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Antonia Marie Goodman

January 12, 1948 - November 29, 2008

Antonia Marie Goodman, 60, of Thayer Avenue died Saturday, November 29, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center following a short battle with lung cancer. She was born January 12, 1948 in Texas, the daughter of Antonio and Faye Seratta and had returned to Ashtabula in October after living in Vinton, OH for the past 14 years. Prior to her retirement, she worked...
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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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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...
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Janice F. Carano

December 28, 1927 - November 27, 2008

Janice F. Carano passed away quietly early Thursday morning November 27, 2008 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law. Born December 28, 1927, she was actively involved with Good Neighbors of Cuyahoga Falls, Ashtabula County Animal Protective League, and did volunteer work for the blind and other humanitarian organizations. Her empathy and generosity were among her greatest...
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Donald Wayne Heino

June 8, 1931 - November 25, 2008

Rev. Donald Wayne Heino, Emeritus, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, 77, of West 9th Street died Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 8, 1931 in Ashtabula, the son of Jacob and Minnie (Renko) Heino. A graduate of Harbor High School, he served his country during the Korean War in the United States Marine Corps from...
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Phyllis Diane (Menough) Warner

May 23, 1943 - November 24, 2008

Phyllis Diane (Menough) Warner, 65, died Monday, November 24, 2008 at Geneva Village Retirement Community. She was born May 23, 1943 in Wellsville, the daughter of Howard and Gertrude (Eisenhuth) Menough and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1992. A 1961 graduate of Geneva High School, Mrs. Warner worked as an account clerk for Geneva State Park for 27 years. ...
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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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Claude Thomas Hicks

February 8, 1950 - November 20, 2008

Claude “Tom” Thomas Hicks, 58, died unexpectedly, November 20, 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Hicks was born February 8, 1950 in Kernersville, NC, the son of James and Nora (Caulder) Hicks. Mr. Hicks had been a resident of the Ashtabula area for over 20 years. Mr. Hicks had a great love of people and in return was loved by many. He was known “to give you the shirt from his...
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Burritt Seymour Hubbard, Jr.

July 13, 1923 - November 19, 2008

CONCORD TOWNSHIP – Burritt Seymour Hubbard, Jr., 85, a financial analyst and descendant of one of Ashtabula’s founding families, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at his home following a long illness. Mr. Hubbard was born on Friday, July 13, 1923 in Ashtabula, to Burritt S. Hubbard Sr. and Elizabeth (Harmon) Hubbard. His ancestors immigrated to Ashtabula County in the 18th...
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Reed "Jack" Landon

September 19, 1923 - November 17, 2008

Reed “Jack” Landon, 85, of South Ridge East passed away on November 17, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born September 19, 1923 in Ashtabula, Ohio, the son of Lewis and Velma (Baker) Landon and had been an area resident over 80 years. Prior to his retirement, he worked as an engineer on the railroad. A veteran of the U.S. Navy...
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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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Lula Murphy

January 15, 1911 - November 14, 2008

KINGSVILLE – Lula “Mama” Murphy, 97, formerly of South Woodman Ave., died on Friday, November 14, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. Mrs. Murphy was born January 15, 1911 in Jackson,TN, the daughter of Floyd and Frances (Dorn) Horton. She married Wade Murphy and the family moved to Ashtabula in 1956. Prior to working for Rockwell and Goodwill Industries, Mrs. Murphy was a...
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Juanita R. Marshall

September 14, 1936 - November 13, 2008

Juanita R. Marshall, 72, of West Avenue died Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Carington Park. She was born September 14, 1936 in East St. Louis, IL, the daughter of Daniel and Viola (Stevenson) Rawls and had been an Ashtabula resident most of her life. A homemaker most of her life, she had worked for Sears on Main Avenue for 10 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and...
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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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Roosevelt Young, Sr.

February 21, 1930 - November 10, 2008

ASHTABULA – Roosevelt Young, Sr., 78, of West Avenue died Monday, November 10, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born February 21, 1930 in Tutwiler, MS, the son of Miles and Susanna (Boles) Young and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1955, moving here from Illinois. Prior to his retirement in 1991 as head utility furnace operator, he worked for Elkem Metals and...
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Ethel Dolgosh

September 8, 1916 - November 7, 2008

Ethel Dolgosh, a longtime Ashtabula resident, died Nov. 7 at Country Club Retirement Center in Ashtabula, where she had lived for the past year. She was 92. Born Sept. 8, 1916, in Cleveland, Ethel was the youngest daughter born to Hungarian immigrants Joseph and Elizabeth (Ormos) Gogany. When Ethel was 4, her mother died and her father temporarily placed his children under the care of an...
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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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Robert L. Turner, Sr.

November 13, 1927 - November 6, 2008

Robert L. Turner, Sr., 80, of East 45th Street died Thursday, November 6, 2008 at the home of his son, Robert Turner, Jr. He was born November 13, 1927 in Masontown, WV, the son of Fred and Pluma (White) Turner and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1965. On February 22, 1953, he married Mary Ann Matthews. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean Conflict. He...
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Diane M. Goodwin

November 15, 1957 - November 4, 2008

Diane “Diva” Goodwin, 50, went home to the Lord unexpectedly on November 4, 2008. She was born to the late Beatrice (Jones) and Demas “Pipe” Moore, Sr. in Ashtabula on November 15, 1957. She professed her service to the Lord at a young age and was a member of Greater Promise Baptist Church. Diane loved life and was not bashful about living it to its fullest. She grew up on 40 Acres...
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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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Florence A. Olson

March 2, 1910 - October 31, 2008

Florence A. Olson, 98, of North Ridge Road East died Friday, October 31, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born March 2, 1910 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Elmer and Lillian (Large) Metcalf and had been a lifelong Ashtabula resident A no-nonsense, matter-of-fact lady, she was a devoted homemaker who loved taking care of her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed...
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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 E. Reed

October 28, 2008

Donald E. Reed, 83, formerly of Lake Road West died Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula.
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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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Walter Leo Olkowski

April 7, 1922 - October 25, 2008

Walter Leo Olkowski, 86, formerly of Union Avenue passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. He was born April 7, 1922 in Cleveland, the son of Walter and Martha (Sadowski) Olkowski and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1936. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a valve repairman at the RMI Sodium Plant and previously worked on the railroad...
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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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Antoinette Paine Mitchell Koski

February 13, 1925 - October 24, 2008

Antoinette “Toni” Paine Mitchell Koski, 83, died Friday, October 24, 2008 at her home. Toni was born in Ashtabula on Friday, February 13, 1925, and always felt a Friday the 13th was her lucky day. Her parents were Donald W. and Antoinette P. Mitchell. She was a life-long Ashtabula resident of which she was extremely proud. She attended Ashtabula High School where she played the...
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Stella Howell

December 8, 1926 - October 21, 2008

ASHTABULA –Stella Howell, 81, formerly of Tivision Place went to be with the Lord on Tuesday. Jesus sent His angels to bring her home to Heaven on October 21, 2008 from the Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born December 8, 1926 in Bypro, KY, the daughter of Thomas and Bertha (Hall) Smith and had been an Ashtabula resident since 1965. A 1946 graduate of McDowell High School,...
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Dempsey Hamilton

September 8, 1943 - October 21, 2008

Dempsey Hamilton, 65, of State Road South died Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at his home. He was born September 8, 1943 in Big Mud, Floyd Co., KY, the son of Robert Lee and Nerva Jane (Paige) Hamilton and had been an Ashtabula resident most of his life. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a grower and designer for Giraro’s Florist. His greatest passion...
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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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Pauline E. Thompson

November 2, 1916 - October 12, 2008

ASHTABULA – Pauline E. Thompson, 91, formerly of Walrath Circle, North Kingsville died on Sunday, October 12, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center She was born November 2, 1916, the daughter of Walter C. and Harriet (Crecraft) Calaway and had been a lifelong area resident. A graduate of Ashtabula High School, she worked as a secretary and switchboard operator for Reliance Electric...
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Albert Wilkinson

May 5, 1924 - October 12, 2008

Albert Wilkinson, 84, of Morgan Dr. died on Sunday, October 12, 2008 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. Born May 5, 1924 in Cleveland, he was the son of William and Edith (Beaver) Wilkinson and been a life long Ashtabula resident. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during WWII as a Motorcycle Messenger. He owned and operated Wilkinson Paving and Excavating for many years and was always...
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Ronald John Rylance

January 17, 1921 - October 11, 2008

Ronald John Rylance Sr., 87, of Woodman Avenue, died, Saturday, October 11, 2008 at the Ashtabula County Medical Center. He was born January 17, 1921 in Oakland, CA, the son of Henry and Mary Ann (Jeffers) Rylance and had been an Ashtabula resident for the past 23 years. Prior to his retirement, he owned and operated his own construction company. He enjoyed working and taking care of...
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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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Suzanne Hummer

October 19, 1947 - September 29, 2008

ASHTABULA - Suzanne Hummer, 60, formally of 720 East 16th Street, Ashtabula, passed away on September 29, 2008 at Carington Park following a six month illness. Suzanne was born October 19, 1947, the daughter of Bob and Susan Hummer. Suzanne was a 1966 graduate of Harbor High School and a lifelong resident of Ashtabula. A member of Mount Carmel Church. Suzanne was employed at Nelson...
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