Jerry G. Martini, 82, died early Saturday (Feb. 8, 2003) at Forum Health Northside Medical Center in Austintown.
He was born Aug. 20, 1920, in Poia-Fraione, Austria, to John and Louise Carnesalli Martini. He came to America and Youngstown in 1930. He moved to Westlake in 1965 and to Austintown in 1978. While in Youngstown, he worked in the steel mills and at Hygrade Packing Co. He worked as a stationary engineer at the Veterans Affairs Hospitals in the Cleveland area for 16 years, retiring in 1981 from Brecksville V.A. Hospital.
He was a decorated World War II Army veteran, serving in Central Europe. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart for wounds he received in France. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and he golfed in various local golf leagues.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Harmich Martini, whom he married May 4, 1948; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Raymond J. Martini of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Eugene G. and Terry G. Martini of Galena; and three grandsons, Anthony P., Timothy J., and Robert J. Martini.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Pacifico “Chico” Martini, Guerino “Reno” Martini, and Emery Martini.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown. Memorial contributions may be made to Willow Brook Christian Communities, 100 Willow Brook Way South, Delaware, OH 43015.
Arrangements are by Kinnick Funeral Home.
Josephine Ruth “Sis” Winship, 90, of Delaware died Sunday (Feb. 9, 2003) at her home.
She was born Oct. 25, 1912, in Delaware to Joe and Kittie (Shults) Criswell. She graduated from Delaware High School, then married Leslie Dale Winship in 1937 and had four children. Her husband, a U.S. Army captain, was killed in 1945 in the Battle of the Bulge. She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading, music and loved to dance.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Dora and Terry Dresback and Darlene and Don Creasy, all of Delaware; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Dawn Winship of Zephyrhills, Fla., and George and his friend, Sally Walker, of Cedar Grove, N.J.; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; numerous cousins and nieces and nephews, including cousin Bernice Howald, Waldo, and niece, Jean McKahan, Columbus.
She also was preceded in death by a grandson, David Winship, in 1993.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home, 32 W. Winter St., Delaware, where services will be at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Scott Campbell officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 16810, Columbus, OH, 43272-5117.
David Thomas Ellison
David Thomas Ellison, 50, of Powell, died Sunday (April 13, 2003) at home, surrounded by his family.
He was born Feb. 23, 1953, in Columbus. He was a sales associate with Continental Office Furniture, Columbus, and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed golf, fishing and hunting.
Mr. Ellison is survived by his son, Adam G. Ellison; a daughter, Christina Ellison; his mother and step-father, Dorothy Ellison Smith and Carew Smith; his ex-wife, Linda Swenson; sisters Constance Williams, Cynthia Ellison, Deborah Reed, Christine Wolf and Diane Harshbarger; three brother, James P. Ellison, Scott M. Ellison and Jon J. Ellison; a step-sister, Tara Ey; step-brothers Doak Smith and Kyle Smith; and many in-laws, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and friends.
The family extends a special thanks to doctors and staff at St. Ann’s Hospital for their support and kindness.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Liberty Presbyterian Church, 7080 Ohio 315, with the Rev. David Redding officiating. A reception will be held after the service at the church. A private burial will be held at a later date at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to an education fund for the Ellison children or to the National Wildlife Federation.
Wilhelmine “Willa” K. Isaacs
Wilhelmine “Willa” K. Isaacs, 68, of Delaware and formerly of Waldo, died early Sunday morning (April 13, 2003) at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville, after a battle with cancer.
She was born Aug. 27, 1934, in Montclair, N.J., to Wilhelmine (Bobbe) and Herman Kaefer. She was a 1952 graduate of Montclair High School, and a 1956 graduate of Oberlin College. She was a member of Peace Community United Church of Christ and a strong supporter of the programs and mission of the United Church of Christ. She formerly worked for Home Life Insurance Co. of New York City, was a secretary in the dietary department at the University of Chicago Hospital, taught special education in Bloom-Carroll Schools, taught at Community Nursery School at Greenwood United Methodist Church, and served as a unit secretary on the floor, emergency room and same-day surgery at MedCenter Hospital, Marion. She enjoyed her family, music, art, knitting and crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her husband, Frank C. Isaacs, whom she married Aug. 18, 1957, in Montclair. Also surviving are two sons, David (Vickie) Isaacs of Cardington and Jonathan (Wendy) Isaacs of Lakewood; a daughter Christine (Kim Heimlich) Isaacs; five grandchildren, Elizabeth and David Isaacs, Nicholas Heimlich, and Jane and Lauren Isaacs; sisters Barbara (Richard) Moore of Carson City, Nev., and Katherine (William) Goodbody of Pleasantville, N.Y.; a brother, Christian (Janet) Kaefer, of Basking Ridge, N.J.; five nieces and six nephews; an aunt, Anna Mae Kaefer of Paramus, N.J.; two uncles, Oscar Bobbe of Littleton, Colo., and Harold Ott of Whitting, N.J.; her mother-in-law, Valary Wiszowaty, of Armada, Mich.; and a sister-in-law, Sally (Cheryl Tennyson) Isaacs, of Washington, Mich.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Peace Community United Church of Christ, 4061 Ohio 98, where services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Waldo Cemetery. Arrangements have been made by Denzer-Garison-Hottinger Funeral Home, Marion.
Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund at the church.
Heather Smith Moore
Heather Smith Moore, 31, formerly of Delaware, died Sunday (April 13, 2003) at St. Johns Hospital in Detroit.
She was born Aug. 4, 1971, in Columbus to William and Charlotte (Johns) Smith. She was a 1989 Delaware Hayes High School graduate.
She is survived by her husband, Rovann Moore of Detroit; her father and step-mother, William and Colleen Smith of Delaware; aunts Patti Smith, Delaware, Janet Mueller, Phoenix, and aunts and uncles Barb and Dale Morgan of Westerville and Frank and Judy Dolfinger, Don and Judy Johns, and Jack and Linda Johns, all of Delaware; and many cousins.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home, 32 W. Winter St., where a memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Schaefer officiating.
John Henry Wilson
John Henry Wilson, 83, of Silver Springs, Fla., formerly of Delaware, died April 6, 2003, at Estelle’s Hospice House in Ocala, Fla.
He was born April 30, 1919, in Ostrander, to Seth Elwood and Josie Louisa (Murphy) Wilson. He married Bernice Weber in Ludlow, Ky., in July 1940. He had worked as a mechanic for numerous car dealerships in the Delaware area, where he lived from 1944 to 1967. After he retired, he moved to Three Rivers, Mich., where he had an asparagus farm. In 1990 he moved to Silver Springs, Fla.
He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Indiana during World War II. He belonged to Delaware chapters of the VFW, the Moose lodge, Elks, AMVETS and American Legion.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John L. and Marianne Wilson of Billings, Mont.; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Larry Sherstad of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Bowersmith of Dayton, Gene Bidlack of Hilliard and Bonnie Freshwater of Delaware.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice; his son, Bill; two sisters, Beulah and Gladys; and a brother, Donald.
A memorial service was held on April 10 in Ocala at Hires Funeral Home. His ashes will be interred at Fairview Cemetery in Delaware at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s local hospice organization.
Correspondence can be directed to John L. Wilson, 4760 Rimrock Road, Billings, MT 59106.
L. Jean Barnhard
L. Jean (Wilcox) Barnhard, 70, of Columbus, died Saturday (Aug. 30, 2003) at Riverside Hospice.
She was born on Jan. 16, 1933 in Hillsboro. She graduated from Willis High School in 1951, attended Grace Brethren Church and was a member of the HELP cancer support group. She retired from Chemical Mortgage Co. after 37 years. She loved crafts, knitting, needlework, sewing and making many Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. After retirement she enjoyed studying the genealogy of her family and meeting distant cousins. Jean will be remembered for her loving smile and blue eyes.
She is survived by her husband of almost 51 years, John L. Barnhard Jr.; a sister and brother-in-law, Darlene “Tootie” and Bill Mowery of Sunbury; one brother and sister-in-law, Calvin “Bud” and Nola Wilcox of Marion; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many loving friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Milo “Mike” and Mary Harris Wilcox.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, where funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Tim Waggoner officiating. Burial will be in Fancher Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Brethren Church, 8225 Worthington-Galena Road, Westerville, OH 43081 or to Hospice at Riverside, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214-4034.
Minerva May Gardner
Minerva May Gardner, 76, of Delaware, died early Sunday (Aug. 31, 2003) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 6, 1927 in Delaware County to Walter and Eliza (Hall) Weaver. She retired from Ranco after 30 years of service and also worked 11 years at the A&W drive-through on South Sandusky Street. She was a life member of AMVETS 102, VFW, DAV, and Souls Haven Community Church. She and her husband enjoyed 14 years of wintering in Bradenton, Fla.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert; four daughters, Sharen Dutcher, Judy Hunt and Charlotte Cooper, all of Delaware and Charlene Harris of Cincinnati; two sons, Robert Jr. of Delaware and Ronald of Marengo; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richard Paul in 1989; a grandchild, Erica Gardner; two brothers and two sisters.
Visiting hours are Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, 92 N. Sandusky St., where funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m., with Don Blankenship officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
Charles M. Hill
Charles M. Hill, 84, of Ostrander, died unexpectedly Saturday (Aug. 30, 2003) at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was born Jan. 2, 1919 in Leesburg Township to the late Pearl E. and Carrie M. Jones Hill and graduated from West Mansfield High School. He was a retired farmer and a 23-year associate of Dennison Abex. He was also a former employee of G. W. Way in Delaware for 17 years. A veteran of WWII, he served in the Philippines and Northern Solomons as an ambulance driver in the 112th Medical Battalion. He was a life member of VFW Post 3320.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Current Shanks Hill, whom he married Sept. 6, 1947; four sons and sisters-in-law, C. Terry and Jean Hill of Jerome, Gary and Wanda Hill of Marysville, Ron and Margie Hill of Ostrander and Tony D. and Betty Hill of Richwood; eight grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Jason Yacoub, Kristi and husband Kevin Smith, Kevin, Chad, Scott, Betsy, Candy and Tony Hill.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home, 703 E. Fifth St., Marysville, where funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Herman Cemetery in Dover Township with military honors conducted by the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 3320.
Paul G. Jubelt
Paul G. Jubelt, 62, of Marengo, died suddenly Sunday (Aug. 31, 2003) at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was born May 6, 1941 in Columbus to the late Karl and Bernice (Plymell) Jubelt. He moved to Marengo in 1999 from Sunbury, where he had resided for over 20 years. He worked as a draftsman and systems analyst for Lucent and IBM.
Mr. Jubelt enjoyed deer hunting, genealogy, his fix-it shop and designing his current home. He was a racing enthusiast, tech inspector for Winged Sprints On Asphalt and was a member of Grace Chapel Community Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Sharon (Edwards); two daughters, Kristine P. Russell of Cardington and Karla Jubelt of Columbus; dearly loved grandchildren, Loren and Anna Russell; a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Walt Kapavik of Gahanna; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and one great-great-grandniece.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, George.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m., with Pastor James Meacham officiating. Burial will be in Fargo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.