Our Obituaries

Arvina E. Anthony

October 6, 1928 - November 15, 2015

Arvina E. Anthony, age 87, of Geneva, Ohio passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born October 6, 1928 in Conneaut, Ohio, the daughter of Joe and Ethel (Merriman) McFadden. She was later adopted by George and Leota Eastman. Arvina married Ralph W. Anthony, Jr. on June 7, 1953 in Dorset. Arvina was a 1949 graduate of Rock Creek High School. She was a...
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William Edwin Douglass

August 10, 1924 - November 8, 2015

William Edwin Douglass, age 91 passed away on November 8, 2015 at The Sanctuary of Geneva. Bill was born on August 10, 1924 to Frank Crosby and Ruth (Fredericks) Douglass in Augusta, GA. Bill was a lifelong resident of Jefferson. He was a 1942 graduate of Jefferson High School and earned The Eagle Scout Award. He attended Miami University in Oxford, OH before accepting a congressional...
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Gary P. Groel, Jr.

August 24, 1977 - November 7, 2015

Gary P. Groel, Jr., of Geneva passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015. He was born on August 24, 1977 in Corry, Pennsylvania to Gary P. Groel, Sr., and the late Mildred M. (nee Jones) Groel. Gary enlisted in the United States Marine Corps., where he served proudly and was awarded a Purple Heart. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Gary loved spending time with his children and his...
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Donald D. Drought

December 20, 1931 - October 29, 2015

Donald D. Drought, 83 of Geneva, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 at his home. Born December 20, 1931 in Geneva he was the son of the late Archie and Muriel (Paskins) Drought. He married Beverly Anchor at The United Church in Geneva on June 7, 1951. A 1950 graduate of Geneva High School Don retired from Uniroyal in 1994 where he worked as a Chemical Operator for 37 years. He worked for...
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James E. PerDue

May 21, 1936 - October 21, 2015

James E. PerDue, age 79 of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. Born May 21, 1936 in Cleveland he was the son of the late Donald and Jean (Massena) PerDue. He married Joanne Drown in Geneva on September 22, 1956. A 1954 graduate of Geneva High School, James worked for General Tire and Rubber Corporation in Ashtabula for 23 years. In 1977 he...
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William Michael Kish, Sr.

February 27, 1940 - August 28, 2015

William Michael Kish, Sr., 75, of Geneva, passed away at his home on Friday, August 28, 2015. He was born in Lorain, Ohio to William and Vida (nee Dunn) Kish. He is survived by his wife Mary Diane (nee Carosella) Kish; children, William M. (Evelyn) Kish, Jr., Colette (Donald) Ramey, Harold (Sabrina) Kish, Jeffery (Mary Jayne) Kish, Kelli (Glenn) Grose, Lisa (Steve) Jewell, and Dana Brown;...
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Lummie E. Crawford

August 4, 1942 - August 20, 2015

Lummie E. Crawford, age 73, of Saybrook Township, Ohio, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015. He was born on August 4, 1942 in Andersonville, TN to Paris and Betty (Underwood) Crawford. Lummie was a member of the Operator Engineers Local #18 and a former member of the Jefferson Eagles #3881 and the Lake City, TN VFW #6464. Lummie was a very devoted and loving father, grandfather, great...
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Patricia (Patti) Marie Debevc

August 11, 2015

Patricia (Patti) Marie Debevc (nee Revelt) Patti died August 11, 2015 before sunrise at home with her family. Death was natural, caused by a long-standing, recently discovered illness. She lived fifty six years five months and twenty six days. Born in Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin on the Ides of March 1959 to Mary Anne Collette Revelt (nee Reuss) and Jean Joseph Revelt and was the sixth...
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Edward M. Mulharin

June 14, 1949 - August 7, 2015

Edward M. Mulharin, Age 66 of Geneva, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2015 at the Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake. Born June 14, 1949 he was the son of the late Martin Limoli and Marjorie Hill Sanchez. Edward had a passion for learning and loved history, sports and music. He studied filmmaking and production in Hollywood and loved to tell the stories of his exciting experiences with...
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Floyd E. Cumpston

July 27, 1927 - July 29, 2015

Floyd E. Cumpston, age 88, of Geneva passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Geneva Village. He was born July 27, 1927 in Waynesburg, PA the son of Marie (nee Rose) and Earl Cumpston. He married Janet Cunningham in Carmichaels, PA. Floyd owned the S. Broadway Grocery from the early 60's through the early 70's. The store also sold work clothes and supplied all the eggs and prizes for the first...
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Selma "Betty" Ware

May 19, 1933 - July 27, 2015

Selma Ware (Betty), age 82, of Geneva passed away at home July 27, 2015. She was born May 19, 1933 the daughter of Flora (nee Sheets) and Forrest Grogg. She married Robert N. Ware in Louisburg, WV on July 31, 1954. Betty was a 1951 graduate of Greenbank, WV High School and a graduate of C&O Hospital Nursing School. She was a member of Peoples Church. Betty enjoyed traveling, quilting and...
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Patricia Ann Grimmett

July 26, 1940 - July 23, 2015

Patricia Ann Grimmett, age 74, of Geneva, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at UH Geauga Medical Center. She was born July 26, 1940 in Windsor the daughter of the late Wesley and Mary (Czayka) Rockhill. A graduate of Spenser High School Pat retired after 27 years at Reliance Electric. An avid Cleveland fan she enjoyed watching the Indians and Cavs. She...
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Thomas E. Cigany

January 4, 1954 - July 11, 2015

Thomas E. Cigany, age 61, of Orwell passed away July 11, 2015 at home. He was born January 4, 1954 in Cleveland, the son of Helen (nee Petrich) and Thomas H. Cignay. Thomas is survived by his father; step-mother, Beverly and sister, Doris Ruediger. Private family services will be observed.
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Eric K. Nielsen

May 22, 1928 - July 5, 2015

Eric K. Nielsen, age 87, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 at University Hospital Geauga Medical Center. He was born May 22, 1928 in Auburn, Washington to Eleanor (nee Cox) and Erik Nielsen. After knowing each other for two weeks, Eric married Arlene Louise Lister in Seattle, Washington on July 1, 1952. Eric lived in the small mountain top town of Buckley, Washington and...
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Carolyn R. Dunagin

June 22, 1936 - June 29, 2015

GENEVA - Carolyn R. Dunagin, age 79, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at Geneva Village Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, where she had been a resident the past 5 years. She was born June 22, 1936 in Geneva, Ohio to Ruth (nee Smith) and John Dixon. Carolyn was a graduate of the Platt R. Spencer High School. Right out of high school, she was a telephone operator for...
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Janet F. Ellis

March 28, 1938 - June 20, 2015

Janet F. Ellis, age 77, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 at University Hospital Cleveland. She was born March 28, 1938 in Bayfield, Wisconsin to Helen (nee Thorsen) and Merwin Wachsmuth. Janet married Raymond Lee Ellis in Geneva on July 6, 1957. Janet was proud to follow her sons during their athletic careers and was a strong supporter of the Geneva Athletic Boosters. She...
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Raymond Lee Smith

May 21, 1946 - June 17, 2015

Raymond Lee Smith, age 69, resident of Geneva, passed away at his residence, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Private family services are being observed. Arrangements are entrusted to The Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 South Broadway, Geneva, Ohio.
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Gene Beall

March 4, 1940 - June 15, 2015

Gene Beall, age 75 of Cranberry Township, PA and formerly of Geneva, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015. He was born on March 4,1940 the son of Marshall V. and Grace (Kinnaman) Beall. Gene attended Madison High School and was a member of the Blue Streaks football team. After high school he spent many years perfecting the mechanical trades, including plumbing and hydronics. He was self...
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George Fuller

September 22, 1947 - June 10, 2015

George Fuller, age 67, of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at University Hospital Cleveland. He was born September 22, 1947 in Painesville to George and Violet Fuller. He married Judy Hobson on September 21, 1985. George is a 1965 graduate of Madison High School. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he worked at University Hospital of Geneva. ...
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Glenn Charles Stock

September 4, 1937 - June 2, 2015

Glenn Charles Stock, age 77 of Sharon, SC., passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Glenn was a son of the late Charles and Evelyn Stock. A retired quality control engineer in the nuclear power industry, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the 82nd Airborne during the Vietnam and Korean Wars. He is survived by son, Stephen Stock, daughters, Edie Carlini, Tammy Greene,...
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Donald K. Horner

February 6, 1927 - May 28, 2015

Donald K. Horner, age 88 of Geneva, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at UH Geauga Medical Center in Chardon. Born February 6, 1927 in Geneva, he was the son of the late Austa M. (Keener) & Russell S. Horner. He married June Marie Phelps in Geneva on November 3, 1951. Donald graduated from Geneva High School in 1944. He entered the Army in May of 1945 and served briefly in the Army of...
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Kim Thompson Weems

April 9, 1960 - May 21, 2015

Kim Thompson Weems, age 55, of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at home with her family at her side. She was born April 9, 1960 in Painesville, Ohio to Basil and Nora (nee Laird) Thompson. Kim loved to cook, bake and watch movies, especially those action and sci-fi titles that featured special effects. She was a free spirited hippie who enjoyed classic rock. She was...
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James Martin "Moose" Ganoe

April 28, 1958 - May 19, 2015

James Martin "Moose" Ganoe, age 57, of Conneaut died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at home. James was born April 28, 1958 in Painesville, OH to William and Doris Ann (nee Mortland) Ganoe. He is an U.S. Army veteran. Moose was a biker and loved riding his Harley. His dogs were his best friends and he referred to them as his babies. Moose owned the Geneva Convenient store on Broadway and worked at...
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Carol Ann Sears

December 13, 1943 - May 17, 2015

Carol Ann Sears, age 71 of Geneva passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Geneva Village Retirement Community. Born December 13, 1943 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Ray and Mary (nee Demko) Williams. A proud graduate of Geneva High School. Carol owned and operated C & W Pizza for many years. Many people would remember her from her paper delivery route with the Star Beacon and she also...
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Jean Riffle

October 23, 1976 - May 9, 2015

Jean Riffle, age 38, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away on May 9, 2015. She was born October 23, 1976 in Geneva, Ohio. She was the daughter of Tom Ross and Karen Johnson. She married Lonnie Riffle in 2012 in Geneva. Jean worked as an Office Coordinator for Dr. Desai, at University Hospital in Geneva and Conneaut. Jean always put the needs of others first, and constantly went the extra mile to help...
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Elizabeth Omerza

September 15, 1919 - May 9, 2015

Elizabeth Omerza, born September 15, 1919, to Adam and Elizabeth Ruck, passed away at home on May 9, 2015. She graduated Geneva High School in 1936 and married Dan Omerza May 4, 1939. She is survived by daughter Judy, grandchildren John (Gretchen) and Laurie, great grandchildren Ian, Cade, Mila, Chloe, and Claire, and sister Rose. Elizabeth is preceded in death by her husband Dan, parents, and...
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Helen B. Berge

May 10, 1928 - May 1, 2015

Helen B. Berge, age 86, of Ashtabula passed away Friday, May 1, 2015 at Saybrook Landing. She was the daughter of John and Helen Butler. Helen leaves behind husband, Robert A. "Bob" Berge. She was a devoted mother to: Anita (Bob) Ziman, John (Margaret) Kochevar, Marie (Bob) Kochevar Holman of CA, Bill Kochevar and Charles (Jeanne) Kochevar. Helen was a devoted stepmother to: Cathy (Tom)...
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Ronnie V. Gersin

September 6, 1938 - April 23, 2015

Ronnie V. Gersin, age 76, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was born September 6, 1938 in Euclid, Ohio the son of the late Elizabeth (nee Turk) and Anton Gersin. Ronnie married Mary Kay Carraher on February 4, 1967 in Geneva, Ohio. Ron was a US Army Veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Ronnie was a...
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Marilyn Catherine Johnson

November 24, 1935 - April 18, 2015

Marilyn Catherine Johnson, age 79, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was born November 24, 1935 in Oil City, PA to Catherine (nee Schoenfelder) and Melvin Silves. Marilyn married William F. Johnson in Oil City, PA on February 12, 1955. Marilyn was a 1953 graduate of Oil City High School and attended Capital University. She was the owner/operator of Geneva Golden Dawn....
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Martha June Starlin Hurst

September 22, 1916 - April 11, 2015

Martha Hurst was born Sept. 22, 1916, on Staten Island, N.Y., to Charles and Effie Starlin. She married Fount M. Hurst March 20, 1943, on Staten Island and they later chose to live in Ohio because it was between her New York home and his of Kansas. They moved to Geneva, Ohio in 1950 where Martha became known for her NY flair and accent (which she never lost). Martha graduated from Port...
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Bernice W. Drake

December 6, 1924 - April 7, 2015

Bernice W. Drake, age 90, of Geneva passed away April 7, 2015 at Geneva Village Retirement Community. She was born in Cleveland on December 6, 1924, the daughter of the late Edward and Celia (Vlcek) Beifuss. Bernice was a graduate of Orwell High School. She worked at Garrick's in Geneva, and then moved with her husband to Navarre, Ohio to enjoy country life on their son's farm. She resided...
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Mary Martina Drugovich

January 13, 1928 - April 6, 2015

Mary Martina Drugovich (nee Kerin), age 87, passed away on April 6, 2015, while in the loving company of her daughter Linda. She was born in Cleveland on January 13, 1928 to Theresa (nee Marincek) and Martin Kerin. A lifelong resident of northeast Ohio, she resided at her home in Harpersfield for most of her life. Standing beside her husband Frank for almost 51 years, she became a pillar of...
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Robert L Moody

February 27, 1932 - April 3, 2015

Robert L. Moody, Sr., 84, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Tri-Point Medical Center. He was born on February 27, 1931 to Franklin L. and Anna G. (Ewaska) Moody. Robert graduated from Orwell High School Class of 1949. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Robert married the love of his life Helen L. Pretzlaf on August 1, 1952, in Geneva, Ohio. He retired from...
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James J. Liviola

December 18, 1925 - March 31, 2015

James J. Liviola, age 89, beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away at the Sanctuary of Geneva on March 31, 2015 following a brave and dignified battle with cancer. Jim was born in Cleveland, OH to George Sr. and Rosaria Alecci Liviola on December 18, 1925. The family moved from the Collinwood area of Cleveland to New London Road in Saybrook Township and engaged in farming. ...
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Valerie S. Chambers

February 15, 1969 - March 31, 2015

Valerie S. Chambers, 46, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2015 at her home. She was born on February 15, 1969 in Ashtabula, Ohio to Robert D. and Nola F. (nee Mullins) Runyon. Valerie graduated from Menchville High School in 1987 and later graduated from the LPN program at the Ashtabula County Vocational School. She was employed with Rae-Ann Nursing Home in Geneva and later retired from Maple...
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Roberta Hanson

March 26, 2015

Roberta Jean Hanson, age 81 of Ashtabula, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Born November 22, 1933 in Louisiana, Missouri she was the daughter of the late Earl Jackson and Mary Jean (Brown) Roan. She married Howard H. Hanson in Morrison Illinois on December 29, 1956. A graduate of Louisiana High School Roberta worked for the phone company until she married the...
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Harriette Kindig

July 16, 1920 - March 11, 2015

Harriette Kindig, daughter of Hays and Susie Weaver, passed away March 11, 2015 at Saybrook Landing amid those whom she loved best. She was born July 16, 1920 and married her high school sweetheart, Robert Kindig, on November 18, 1942. She graduated from Platt R. Spencer High School and attended Dyke Business College in Cleveland. She was head bookkeeper for Lake Erie Milling Company, and did...
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Timothy Lee Pumphrey

January 10, 1970 - March 8, 2015

Timothy Lee Pumphrey, age 45 of Madison, Ohio passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic, surrounded by his loved ones. Born January 10, 1970 in Madison, he was the son of Herbert and Bonnie (nee Oakman) Pumphrey. Tim was a graduate of Madison High School and excelled at sports, being part of the football and track teams. Tim worked as a CNC machinist alongside his father at...
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Norman C. Heath

May 18, 1931 - February 27, 2015

Norman C. Heath ASHTABULA- Norman Clark Heath, 83, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, Friday, February 27, 2015. He was born May 18, 1931 in Willoughby, Ohio the son of the late Lionel and Gertrude (nee Prestley) Heath. Norman was a United States Air Force veteran, where he worked as an Air Police and served in the Korean War. He retired from ITT, where he had a long...
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Laila E. Downing

March 5, 1918 - February 25, 2015

Laila E Downing, age 96 of Geneva, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2015 at Saybrook Landing in Ashtabula. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford H. Downing, son James C. Downing, 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Laila is survived by her daughter, Dolores A. (David Jr.) Gardiner of Kingston, TN; granddaughters, Sheila (Jim) Furman of Geneva, OH, Trudy Ashcraft (Robert) of Kingston, TN,...
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Ruth Ryel

October 28, 1931 - February 6, 2015

Ruth Ryel, age 83 of Madison, passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Geneva Village Retirement Community. Born October 28, 1931 in Madison she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Beulah (nee Slife) Ryel. Ruth worked at the Diamond Shamrock / ISK Biosciences for forty years and retired in 1990. After retirement, she was a volunteer in the office of the Lake County American Cancer...
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Veronica "Ronnie" Fade

April 1, 1937 - February 3, 2015

Veronica "Ronnie" Fade, age 77 of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Tri-Point Medical Center in Concord. Born April 1, 1937 in Saginaw, MI she was the daughter of the late Bernadine (Will) and Eugene Strohmeier. She married Frank C. Fade on October 9, 1954 in Toledo. Ronnie worked for several years at the Geneva Rubber Company in the 1970's and then spent over 10 years in...
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Donald J. Chapman

January 3, 1921 - January 27, 2015

Donald J. Chapman, 94, passed away Tuesday January 27 at The Lantern of Madison. He was the youngest of ten children born at home in Perry to Milton and Ina (nee Tavener) Chapman on January 3, 1921, and he married the love of his life, Edith Ojala in 1941. After graduating from Perry High in 1939, Don joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II. When he came home, Don owned and...
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William "Toby" Thomure

September 4, 1932 - January 25, 2015

William "Toby" Thomure, age 82 of Geneva, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Born September 4, 1932 in St. Charles, Missouri he was the son of the late William and Hazel (Schrader) Thomure. He married Jane Stewart in Cleveland on October 30, 1974. Toby served proudly in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion in Wickliffe. ...
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Josephine H. Brown

December 21, 1916 - January 24, 2015

Josephine H. Brown, age 98 of Geneva passed away peacefully on January 24, 2015 with her loving family by her side. During her life she enjoyed the outdoors in all four seasons. Gardening and walking were her favorite pastimes. She loved her family and is survived by her five daughters; Audrey Cowger of Harpersfield, Carrie Long of Geneva, Torch Wolcott of Geneva, Sandi Ray of Geneva and...
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George Larmore Stone

August 18, 1927 - January 22, 2015

George Larmore Stone, age 87 of Harpersfield, passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Born August 18, 1927 in Harpersfield he was the son of the late Earl O. and Nina B. (Davis) Stone. He married Clara S. Schnell on May 8, 1948. Born at the family farm house he lived his entire life in Ashtabula County. He graduated from Geneva High School in...
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Maci Mae Hommel

September 23, 2014 - January 21, 2015

Maci Mae Hommel passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the young age of 4 months. Born September 23, 2014 in Willoughby she was the daughter of Steve and Mary (Craig) Hommel. From her beautiful blue eyes to her bright smile Maci was perfect in every way. She had the natural ability to light up the room and was never shy in front of the camera. We love you forever and always. Maci...
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Antoinette "Toni" Thomason

July 18, 1925 - January 21, 2015

Antoinette "Toni" Thomason, age 89 of Austinburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Rae Ann Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneva. Born July 18, 1925 in Cleveland she was the daughter of Frank and Antoinette Knize. Toni had a feisty personality and a love for animals. She truly enjoyed her time spent watching the birds and listening to polka music. A wonderful baker she was known...
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Clarence Junior Talcott

January 14, 2015

Clarence "Junior" Talcott, age 67 and a lifelong resident of Geneva, passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Born October 2, 1947 in Geneva he was the son of the late Clarence and Geraldine (Woodworth) Talcott. Junior was proud of his service to our country and was a member of the VFW Post 6846 where he was involved with the funeral honors team. With a fun loving personality,...
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F. Bill Crawford

October 5, 1945 - January 9, 2015

F. Bill Crawford, age 69 of Geneva, passed away at his home on Friday, January 9, 2015. Born October 5, 1945 in Harriman, TN he was the son of the late Willie and Betty (Underwood) Crawford. He married Marilyn Zalkowski in Indiana on April 13, 1966. Bill had a passion for sports and the gift of coaching. Over his many years of coaching successful teams he felt privileged to have a positive...
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Lloyd E. Warner

January 29, 1937 - December 31, 2014

Lloyd E. Warner, age 77, died at Case Medical Center UH, on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 while surrounded by his loving family. A son of Ernest and Mary (nee Dodge) Warner, he was born January 29, 1937. Lloyd is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Albina "Al", his children Lori (Jeff) Anderson, Richard (Tamara) Warner, Pamela (Carl) Brockway, and Mary Beth (Denver) Hennessey; grandchildren,...
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Margaret Mikkila

May 7, 1926 - December 31, 2014

Margaret L. Mikkila, age 88 of Geneva passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Rae Ann Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneva. Born on May 7, 1926 in Massilon, OH she was the daughter of the late Leda (nee Albrecht) & Chester Arthur Potts. She married E. William Mikkila in Lakewood in1947. Margaret entered the Army Nurse Cadet Corp during WWII and later went on to earn a Nursing degree...
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Margaret Minnie Lipps

July 6, 1930 - December 30, 2014

Margaret Minnie Lipps, age 84, of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 at Rae Ann Assisted Living. She was born to Truman and Goldie (nee Sutton) on July 6, 1930, and later married Jesse Lipps in August of 1962. Margaret was a faith oriented person who loved gardening and flowers. She was a proud and loving grandmother. She is survived by her sons, Roger (Brenda) Gardner of...
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Richard L. Birch

April 4, 1951 - December 28, 2014

Richard L. Birch, 63, was surrounded by his family when, after a long battle with lung cancer, he passed away at home on Dec. 28, 2014. He was born on April 4, 1951 to George and Myrtle (nee Cooper) Birch, and married Tammy Thompson June 18, 1988. Ric was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing with his friends Terry McCrudden, Paul and Lee Byler, Grandpa "Fish hook," Charlie Leighner and...
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Donna Mills

October 21, 1946 - December 19, 2014

Donna J. Mills, age 68 of Geneva, passed away at her home on December 19, 2014. Born in Painesville on October 21, 1946 she was the daughter of the late Steven and Mary Jane (Linley) Mizerak. A 1964 graduate of Madison High School Donna loved being with her family. She had a deep love for her grandchildren who meant the world to her. She enjoyed her daily trip for coffee at Wendy's and a...
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Mary Mikulin

August 27, 1924 - December 16, 2014

Mary Mikulin, age 90 of Broomfield, CO formerly of Saybrook and Euclid Oh, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Born August 27, 1924 in Cleveland she was the daughter of John and Mary (Segina) Migalic. Mary is survived by her sons: Paul (Patti) Mikulin of Geneva and Peter Mikulin of Aurora, CO; daughters: Alice (Terry) Ernest of Simpsonville, SC., Rosemarie (Theodore) Kwasniak of Euclid...
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Ashaundae Cahill

May 27, 1983 - December 1, 2014

Ashaundae A. Cahill, age 31, passed away on December 1, 2014 at Cleveland Metro Hospital. He was born on May 27, 1983 in Cleveland. Ashuandae's family was the most important part of his life and he truly treasured the time spent with his children. He had a huge heart and was always there to lend a hand to those in need. Even in death he was able to save life through the use of his kidneys. ...
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Alan Swartz

May 3, 1979 - November 30, 2014

Mr. Alan Swartz, age 35, passed away Sunday morning, November 30, 2014. He was born May 3, 1979 to Marty and Peggy Swartz, and married his soul mate Mystica Shuss in Perry Ohio on January 7, 2007. Alan graduated from Madison High School in 1997 and pursued a trade in plumbing in which he was very accomplished. He was most proud of working hard to provide for his wife and boys. Alan was a...
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Albert Furber

February 14, 1935 - November 30, 2014

Albert Furber, age 79 of Geneva, passed away at his home on Sunday, November 30, 2014. Born February 14, 1935 in Ashtabula he was the son of the late Harley and Mildred (Gray) Furber. He married Felicia Armetta in Painesville on August 22, 1959. Al served as an airplane mechanic in the US Air Force. He worked for Coe Manufacturing in Painesville for many years and retired in 1998. He had a...
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Sarah V Williams

March 24, 1918 - November 26, 2014

Sarah V. Williams, age 96 of Harpersfield, passed on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. She was born on March 24, 1918 in Tunnelton, West Virginia. Sarah was the daughter of Mittie (Poling) and J. Osborn Fortney. The family moved to Unionville, OH in 1931 when she was 13. Her father, previously a coal miner, and older brothers accepted the opportunity to work on a relative's grape farm and begin to...
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Christina Marie Nieves

September 4, 1988 - November 26, 2014

Christina Marie Nieves, age 26 of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic. Born September 4, 1988 she was the daughter of Abimael Nieves Rivera and Cynthia Nieves. A 2006 graduate of Geneva High School Christina worked as an aid at Carol's Corner in Geneva. She moved back to Ohio from Palm Springs, FL longing for the country life and 4 wheeling. She had a...
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Todd Howard Willis

September 3, 1963 - November 23, 2014

Todd Howard Willis, 51, died suddenly at his home in Ashtabula on November 23. Todd, a 1981 graduate of Geneva High School, lived most of his life in and around Geneva, Ohio. Todd had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest. He had a quick wit, ready laugh and a big heart. After spending 4 years in the United States Navy, he returned to Ohio and worked as a butcher and later in the...
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Michael A Sposito

December 9, 1946 - November 18, 2014

Michael A. Sposito, age 67 of Ashtabula, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at his home. Born December 9, 1946 he was the son of the late Samuel and Irene (Marimchak) Sposito. A 1966 graduate of Ashtabula High School Michael served in the US Army and was stationed in Vietnam and Fort Benning, GA. He worked for Kroger's in Ashtabula and retired in 2002 after 17 years. He also worked...
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Harold L Schupska

February 13, 1929 - November 17, 2014

Harold L. Schupska, age 85 of Geneva, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014. Born February 13, 1929 in Painesville he was the son of John and Hazel (Brockway) Schupska. Harold worked for many years as an overhead crane operator for the Diamond Shamrock in Painesville. Many people would remember his passion for the outdoors and he could always be found fishing by the Harpersfield covered...
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Franc Veber

August 3, 1936 - November 6, 2014

Franc Veber, age 78 of Trumbull Township, passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at his home. Born August 3, 1936 in Celje, Slovenia he was the son of the late Martin and Roselia Veber. He married Olga Sanda on July 3, 1960 Franc was an extremely hard worker who provided well for his family. He retired from Lincoln Electric where he worked for many years as a machine operator. He is...
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Pete Macchia

October 20, 1929 - November 6, 2014

Pete Macchia, age 85 of Geneva, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014. He was born in New Castle, PA on October 20, 1929 to Jeanette Strazze Macchia and Frank Macchia. He attended New Castle High School and graduated with the class of 1948. As a young man, Pete visited Geneva-on-the-Lake with his family. It began a life-long love affair with the small village on the shores of Lake Erie. ...
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Mattie M. Poe

November 1, 1922 - October 20, 2014

Mattie M. Poe, age 91, of Geneva passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at Geneva Village Retirement. She was born November 1, 1922 in Grafton, WV to Ada (Freese) & John Edward Dowden. She was a lifetime member of the VFW #943 Ladies Auxiliary. Mattie is survived by her son, George (Donna) Poe of Geneva; grandsons, Woodrow Utter of Tucson, AZ, Scott (Lisa Duff) Utter; great-grandchildren,...
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Gary F Schultz

November 7, 1935 - October 16, 2014

Gary F. Schultz, age 78 of Geneva, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014. Born November 7, 1935 in Cleveland, he was the son of Evelyn (Ferris) & Edmund Schultz. He was a 1953 graduate of Strongsville High School where he played basketball. Gary served in the U.S. Air Force in Morocco. Gary was a former member of the Madison American Legion Jay Wilson Post 112, Geneva VFW Post #6846 and...
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Harlyn Dale Stoltz, Sr

July 15, 1923 - October 14, 2014

Harlyn Dale Stoltz, Sr., age 91 of Newbury, formerly of Montville, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014. He was born on Stoltz Road in Harpersfield at home on July 15, 1923, to Elizabeth (Behrendt) & Guy Wilman Stoltz. After the early death of his mother Elsie, Harlyn stepped into the role of caregiver for his siblings. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a bus...
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Juan "Johnny" Aponte , Jr

August 19, 1936 - October 12, 2014

Juan "Johnny" Aponte, Jr., age 78 of Geneva, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014. Born August 10, 1936 in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Antonia (Torres) & Juan Aponte, Sr. He married Irene Gonzales on January 13, 1989 in Puerto Rico. Juan came to America and was a taxi driver in New York when he met Irene. They returned to Puerto Rico to be married and eventually came to Geneva...
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Rolf Heinz Linder

April 19, 1934 - October 10, 2014

Rolf Heinz Linder, age 80 of Ashtabula, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014. Born April 19, 1934 in Stuttgart, Germany. He married Felicitas Scheurer in Fuerth, Germany on December 21, 1957. Rolf had been a foreman at Coca Cola in Geneva. He served in the U.S. Army and enjoyed fishing, carpentry, coin collecting and gardening. He is survived by his son, Mike Linder of Ashtabula;...
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Mitchell K Sickles

March 13, 1958 - October 5, 2014

Mitchell K. Sickles, age 56 of Geneva, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic. Mitch was born March 13, 1958 in Geneva. He was the son of Ronald and Kathryn (Spore) Sickles. He married Janice Garlock on April 3, 1993 in Reno, Nevada. Mitch was a 1976 graduate of Geneva High School. He was proud of his service to our country, serving on many submarines, and retired from...
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Nathan Christopher Kowatch

March 27, 1976 - September 27, 2014

Nathan Christopher Kowatch, age 38 of Trumbull Township passed away joining his beloved grandparents on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Born March 27, 1976, he was the son of Pamela Borders & Tyler B. Kowatch. Nathan's family was the most important part of his life and he was proud to have the opportunity to care for his grandmother for the last several years. He enjoyed nature and spending...
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Santos "Junior" Morales

December 11, 1946 - September 25, 2014

Santos "Junior" Morales, Jr., age 67, of Williamsfield passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 11, 1946 in Puerto Rico the son of Agustina (Rosado) and Santos Morales, Sr. He married Jacci Ritzert on May 13, 1999 in Jefferson. Junior moved to the states from Puerto Rico in 1973 and settled in Geneva a year later. He had a...
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Dorothy Stockey

September 25, 2014

Dorothy Stockey, age 70 of Rock Creek, was surrounded by her family when she passed away Thursday morning, September 25, 2014. She was the daughter of Frank and Julia (Tryko) Gordish and married James Stockey on September 7, 1963 in Willowick. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who had a natural talent for building and fixing anything that came her way. She had a knack for...
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Constance O. Kowatch

August 14, 1920 - September 15, 2014

Constance O. Kowatch, age 94, of Rock Creek passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at her home. She was born in Cleveland on August 14, 1920. She married Paul Kowatch on December 23, 1945. Constance was proud of her service to our country contributing to the war effort at home by working to manufacture artillery. A girl from the city, she learned to appreciate country life as she worked hard...
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Sophia Koryta

February 18, 1920 - September 10, 2014

Sophia T. Koryta, age 94 of Ashtabula, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Country Club Retirement Center. Born February 18, 1920, she was the daughter of Teresa & John Carangelo. She was a former member of St. Thomas Parish in Cleveland. Sophia enjoyed playing bingo. She is survived by her daughters, Terese (John) VanHoy of Union Grove, NC, Susan Welly of Tampa, FL; 5...
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Diana Hayner

October 8, 1992 - September 5, 2014

Diana M. Hayner, age 21 of Kingsville, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic. Born October 8, 1992 in Cleveland, She was the daughter of Jodi Lee Henderson & William B. Hayner. A 2011 graduate of Edgewood High School, Diana attended ATech and graduated in 2013 with her degree in business technology. A huge fan of NASCAR, she enjoyed a good yard sale and an occasional...
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A. "Bobby" Frazier

June 17, 1921 - September 1, 2014

A. "Bobby" Frazier, age 93 of Perry, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. Born June 17, 1921 in Unionville, she was the daughter of Mary (Banschenbach) & John Torok. She married John Frazier on September 8, 1942. The best thing in her life was her children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren, who she spent her time loving and caring for. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Phillips;...
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Jerry "Foot" Greggs

March 4, 1953 - August 31, 2014

Jerry "Foot" Greggs, age 61 of Geneva, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at his home. Born March 4, 1953 in Erie, PA he was the son of Grace (Shafer) & Donald Greggs. Jerry was a member of Boilermakers Union Local 744. He had a great sense of humor and loved camping, hunting and fishing. He had a big heart and was always there to lend a helping hand. He is survived by his son, Jason ...
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Sean Christopher Ryan

February 9, 1988 - August 31, 2014

Sean Christopher Ryan, age 26 of Jefferson, passed away August 31, 2014. Born February 9, 1988 in Painesville, he was the son of Elizabeth (Distler) & Patrick Ryan. Sean graduated from Jefferson High School in 2006 and attended The Ohio State University. He was an artist & writer who loved reading. Sean enjoyed visiting large American cities and lived in New York City for 3 years. He was a...
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William John Hocevar, Sr.

September 4, 1943 - August 31, 2014

William John Hocevar, Sr., age 70 of Geneva, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014. Born September 4, 1943 in Cleveland, he was the son of Stephanie Ann (Kotar) & Frank L. Hocevar. He married Patricia DeCola on July 27, 1963 in Mentor. William was a retired Assistant Director of United Steel Workers of America and served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He was a...
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Susan Virginia Jahn Tucker

May 17, 1938 - August 30, 2014

Susan Virginia Jahn Tucker, born 27 May 1938, was re-united with her beloved grandmother and grandson in heaven and entered into the presence of our Lord, Jesus Christ on Saturday, 30 August 2014. Sue, as she was affectionately known, was born and raised in Geneva OH. She lived and worked for the majority of her life in her beloved city where she raised five children. As a schoolteacher for...
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John L Washburn

April 18, 1926 - August 29, 2014

John L. Washburn, age 88 of Geneva-on-the-Lake, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014. He was born April 18, 1926 in Rochester, NY, the adopted son of Dr. John L. & Grace Washburn. He married Shirley Sample on April 7, 1978 in Youngstown, OH. He resided in Youngstown, Ohio and worked as a credit manager until moving to Geneva-on-the-Lake. He was employed by Pera & Pera until 1987 when he...
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William Billy Greathouse

January 5, 1960 - August 27, 2014

William "Billy" Greathouse, age 54 of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Madison Health Care. Born, January 5, 1960 in Cleveland, he was the son of Linda (Bleckard) & Elmer Greathouse. He married Tammy Odegard on February 20, 1988. Billy was a 1977 graduate of Madison High School who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1977 to 1982. He was a member of the Drywall District...
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Robert D Fobes

April 29, 1985 - August 24, 2014

Robert D. Fobes, age 29, passed away Sunday morning, August 24, 2014. Born April 29, 1985 in Geneva, he was the son of Mary (Myers) & Jeffrey James Fobes. He married Michelle Ramer on May 29, 2014 in Danville, Ohio. Robert worked at Manor home for 9 years and was a past member of Geneva Lions Club. Robert loved working with his hands and could fix anything. He was always ready to help out...
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Eleanor Sidley

August 15, 1936 - August 16, 2014

Eleanor A. Sidley, age 78 of Geneva, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Rae Anne Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneva. Born August 15, 1936 in Jefferson she was the daughter of Elsie (Buscher) & John J. Diemer. She married Stewart A. Sidley in Jefferson, Ohio on May 21, 1955 Eleanor was a 1954 Graduate of Jefferson High School. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church since 1958,...
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Lynn M. Busch

March 29, 1938 - July 29, 2014

Lynn M. Busch, age 76 of Madison, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Born March 29, 1938 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Grace (Tully) & Dr. Leonard H. Samartini. She married Wayne Busch on March 7, 1966 in Valdosta, GA. She was a loving mother and wife who enjoyed cooking and taking care of her family. Lynn is survived by her husband, Wayne Busch; son, Roger (Connie) Busch;...
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Narciso "Ciso" Rosado

March 17, 1941 - July 23, 2014

Narciso "Ciso" Rosado, age 73 of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Born March 17, 1941 in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Virgilia (Torres) and Bautista Rosado. He married Esmeralda "Sonia" Torres on June 2, 1984 in Geneva. Ciso formerly worked at Warners Nursery for 45 years. He was a talented musician who played Conga music for a traveling band in the Geneva area. ...
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Inez Nonny Tersigni

May 26, 1940 - July 18, 2014

Inez "Nonny" Tersigni, age 74, of Geneva passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. Born May 26, 1940 in Chattanooga, TN, she was the daughter of Mildred & James Thompson. She married Adolph Tersigni on September 13, 1958 in Geneva. Nonny worked for the Geneva Area Schools for 29 years. She was a 1958 graduate of Platt R. Spencer High School. Nonny was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and a...
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Margaret Peggy Adams

November 24, 1951 - June 27, 2014

Margaret "Peggy" Adams, age 62 of Geneva, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 surrounded by her family at the Cleveland Clinic. She fought a long and courageous battle against multiple sclerosis with grace and dignity, and always with a smile on her face. Born November 24, 1951 in Sleepy Eye, MN, Peggy was the daughter of Lillian & Clayton Finstad. She was a 1969 graduate of Geneva High School...
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David E Hutson

June 28, 1963 - June 19, 2014

David E. Hutson, age 50 of Ashtabula, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 19, 2014 after a long battle with illness. Dave leaves behind his son, Trevor Hutson; mother Carol Beck (Rigo); sisters, Loretta Plaunt, Nicole (Bill) Beck, Brenda (Tom) Mahusky, and a multitude of family and friends who will miss him dearly. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 noon, Sunday, June 29,...
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Richard John Witt

July 4, 1918 - June 13, 2014

Richard John Witt, age 95 of El Paso, TX, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014. Born July 4, 1918 in Geneva, he was the son of Caroline (Fanslau) & John Witt. Richard retired in 1974 as an accountant for the Army Air Force Exchange Service. He was a graduate of Geneva High School and proudly served in the US Air Force during World War II. He is survived by his son, Richard E. Witt, of...
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Jeffrey Kovacic

December 17, 1955 - June 7, 2014

Jeffrey Kovacic, age 58 of Austinburg, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014. Born December 17, 1955 in Geneva, he was the son of Margie (Beswick) & Andy Kovacic. There will be no services at this time. Arrangements are being handled by THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 175 South Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041.
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Phyllis Rush

October 12, 1940 - June 6, 2014

Phyllis Rush, age 73, of Geneva Ohio, passed away Friday June 6, 2014 at home. She had been a resident of Geneva since 2001. Prior to that, she resided in Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and Virginia. She graduated in 1962 from the Akron City Hospital School of Nursing. Phyllis attended Lake Erie College and graduated from St. Francis Hospital School of Anesthesia, Pittsburg PA in 1971. She...
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Walter Charles Gadus

July 30, 1935 - June 6, 2014

Walter Charles Gadus, age 78, of Ashtabula passed away Friday, June 6, 2014 at home. He was born on July 30, 1935 in Cleveland, the son of Louise Cecelia (Eble) and Harry Clarence Gadus. Walter grew up in the Cleveland area and attended the Alexander Graham Bell School for the Deaf. He loved the Indians, Browns, wrestling and playing checkers. Walter worked at Goodwill and always greeted...
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Shirley Louise Washburn

December 19, 1932 - May 21, 2014

Shirley Louise Washburn, age 81 of Geneva-on-the-Lake, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Ashtabula County Medical Center. She was born December 19, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Louise & William Sample. Shirley worked 20 years as a nurse before retiring and moving to Geneva-on-the-Lake. She then worked for Pera & Pera until age 62. She is survived by her husband, John...
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Arthur J Pierce

June 1, 1942 - May 20, 2014

Arthur J. Pierce "Bud", age 71 of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Born June 1, 1942 in Geneva, he was the son of Harriet L. (Korver) & John A. Pierce. Arthur worked at General Aluminum and Madison Country Club for many years. He enjoyed fellowship and many activities at the Geneva Senior Center. He especially liked dining out and attending different gatherings with his many...
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Captain Otto Buck

September 2, 1925 - May 17, 2014

Captain Otto Buck, age 88, a lifelong resident of Geneva passed away peacefully Saturday, May 17, 2014. Born September 2, 1925 in Geneva, he was the son of Otto Captain and Norah (Loomis) Buck. He married Erna Schroeder in Geneva on Valentine's Day, 1948. Captain graduated from Spencer High School in 1944. He had a love of sports; lettering in football, baseball, and basketball. He was...
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Jimmy R Mack

January 8, 1945 - April 18, 2014

Jimmy R. Mack, age 69, of Geneva, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014. Born January 8, 1945 in Cleveland, he was the son of Mary C. & Carl E. Mack. He is survived by his daughter, Tammy; brother, John "Jack" Mack; sisters, Carleen Smith and Peggy Mack; many nieces, nephews and life long friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of life will be held 5-8 PM, Friday,...
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