Wesley Jay "Wes" Winegardner
Sept. 16, 1976-Jan. 3, 2003
A Mass of Christian Burial for Wesley Jay "Wes" Winegardner, 26, of Newark, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Newark, with the Rev. Thomas Shonebarger officiating.
Wes, who played football for Newark Catholic High School and Ohio University, died Jan. 3, 2003 at the Ohio State University Medical Center. He was born Sept. 16, 1976, in Newark, to A. Jay and Denise (Dishon) Winegardner.
Wes was a 1991 graduate of Blessed Sacrament School and a 1995 graduate of Newark Catholic. He then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Ohio University in 2002.
He was employed as a project engineer by Corna-Kokosing. He was a lifetime parishioner of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. In addition to sports, he enjoyed many outdoor activities and was a wonderful friend to all.
In addition his parents, he is survived by his twin sister, Lindsey Winegardner of Newark; maternal grandparents William Dishon and Blanche Dishon, both of Newark; paternal grandparents, Charles and Evelyn Winegardner of Newark; longtime girlfriend, Suzanne Roth of Dublin; aunts and uncles, Bill and Linda Dishon of Newark, Phil and Karen Dishon of Newark, Valerie and Fritz Hoehne of Las Vegas, Scott and Karen Winegardner of Newark, and Holly and J.J. Johnson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; cousins Brian, David (Danielle), Laura, Carolyn, Adrienne, Monica, Kiley and Philip Dishon, B.J. and Heather Williams and Summer Winegardner; and many friends.
Following the Funeral Mass, friends are invited to join in a celebration of Wes' life at 1001 Granville Road, Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blessed Sacrament Building Fund.
Reed-Egan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Helen E. (Irwin) Cooperrider
March 18, 1909-Jan. 27, 2003
A funeral service for Helen E. (Irwin) Cooperrider, 93, of Newark, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Miriam Schreck officiating. A graveside service will take place in the mausoleum at Newark Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Cooperrider, a homemaker, died Jan. 27, 2003, at The Inn at SharonBrooke. She was born March 18, 1909, in Franklin Township, Licking County, to the late V. Carl and Rosa B. (Farmer) Irwin.
Mrs. Cooperrider was a 1927 graduate of Newark High School. She also graduated from Muskingum College, and taught at Beall School for seven years, and also at Boodle School for two years. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, lifetime member of the Licking County Retired Teachers Association, Ohio Retired Teachers Association, Friendship Society, Ohio Historical Society, Franklin Grange and National Retired teachers.
She is survived by 11 nieces and nephews, including Geraldine (Jack) Kelley of Heath.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ellsworth "Bob" Cooperrider; one brother; and one sister.
Friends may call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark.
Walter E. Bolen
Jan. 16, 1936-Jan. 27, 2003
A funeral service for Walter E. Bolen, 67, of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Newark Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta and Johnston Funeral Service, with Robert R. Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery.
Mr. Bolen, who was retired from Schuler Engineering, died Jan. 27, 2003, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 16, 1936, in Newark, to the late Lawrence E. and Ruby M. (Crothers) Bolen.
Mr. Bolen was the owner/operator of Bolen Refuse Co. for many years. He was a part-time farmer and a member of the Licking County Antique Tractor Club, Newark Moose and the NRA.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy "Dottie" (Orr) Bolen; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles E. and Barb Bolen, William L. and Connie Bolen, and Edward L. and Ellen Bolen of Newark; granddaughter, Megan Bolen; grandson, Charles Bolen Jr.; sister, Frances and Curt Bowman of Frazeysburg; four nieces; one nephew; and several cousins; several great-nieces and great nephews
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 59 N. Fifth St., Newark.
George Chris Cost
Feb. 16, 1932-Jan. 27, 2003
A funeral service for George Chris Cost, 70, of Newark, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery, where military graveside services will be observed.
Mr. Cost, who worked as a crew leader at Rockwell for 40 years, died Jan. 27, 2003, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center. He was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Newark, to the late Chris and Violet (Earlywine) Cost.
Mr. Cost served in the Army National Guard for 37 years in the 211 maintenance unit.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Roberta (Humble) Cost; children, Georgann Van Valzer of Newark, Christina Archer of Newark, Bruce Cost of Hilliard, Jeff (Karen) Cost of Tiffin, Greg (Kim) Cost of Gahanna, Sharon Cost of Newark, Paul (Cindy) Cost of Cincinnati, and Tim Cost of Newark; 12 grandchildren, two brothers, Bill (Rose) Cost of Newark, and John (Adeline) Cost of Newark; sister, Pearl Hegedus of Heath; several nieces and nephews; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Gus, Ted and Jack; and two sisters, Lena and Inez.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark.
Richard B. Packer
Feb. 2, 1924-Jan. 28, 2003
A funeral service for Richard B. Packer, 78, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home, with Pastor Leslie Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Thornville.
Mr. Packer, a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Thornville, died Jan. 28, 2003, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 2, 1924, in Thornville, to the late Thomas B. and Helen A. (Weagly) Packer.
Mr. Packer worked for the Shelly Co. in Thornville until his retirement in 1986. A graduate of Thornville High School in 1946, he served in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the Edgar A. Orr Post 342 of the American Legion in Thornville, Vibrators A. Ford of Newark, PENN-OHIO Ford Club, past president of the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery Association in Thornville, and former member of the Thornville Village Council and Board of Public Affairs.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara M. (Bash) Packer, whom he married on March 24, 1946; son, Robert B. (Shirley A.) Packer of Thornville; daughter, Elaine K. (James D.) Foltz of Thornville; sister-in-law, Marjorie G. Packer of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, Brian D. (Teresa K.) Foltz, Jason L., Derek R., and Adam Foltz, all of Thornville, Gretchen L. (Gavin) Waggoner of Ostrander, Anjanette L. Packer of Thornville, and Ryan B. Packer (Mandi Hupp) of Westerville; three great-grandchildren, Cecilia J. , Alex D. and Katy K. Foltz, all of Thornville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Packer; and great-grandson, Eric Foltz.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 56 S. Main St., Thornville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ in Thornville.
Austin O. Walpole
Nov. 3, 1915-Jan. 27, 2003
A funeral service for Austin O. Walpole, 87, of Granville, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 102 E. Broadway, Granville, with the Rev. Stephen J. Cramer officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Granville.
Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the McPeek Funeral Home, 133 S. Prospect St., Granville, where a Masonic service conducted by Center Star Lodge 11, F&AM will be held at 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039 Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2039, or the Carol Strawn Center (assisting in Alzheimer's care), 126 W. Church St., Newark, Ohio 43055.
Carl S. Hayes II
Aug. 27, 1916-Feb. 1, 2003
A funeral service for Carl S. Hayes II, 86, of Newark, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Mason officiating. Burial will be in Newark Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Hayes, a World War II veteran and a retired electrician from Owens Corning with 23 years of service, died Feb. 1, 2003, at his residence. He was born Aug. 27, 1916, in Newark, to the late Carl S. and Gracie Mae (Hottinger) Hayes.
He was a 1935 Newark High School graduate, a 1965 Police Academy graduate and a Newark Police officer from 1954-74. Mr. Hayes was a member of the First Trinity Assembly of God, the Masonic Lodge and the Work Progress Administration during the Depression. He was employed with B&O Railroad for nine years as a diesel electrical engineer.
Mr. Hayes is survived by a daughter, Geraldine M. (Joseph) Gilligan, of Newark; two grandchildren, Paul and Rodney Piper; six great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and one special nephew, Harold Hayes.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia, in 1999; a brother, Bud Hayes; and three grandchildren, Carl Piper, Delbert Piper and Tina Louise Piper.
Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. A military graveside service will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio 1984-A Coffman Road, Newark, Ohio 43055 or to The First trinity Assembly of God, 113 Madison Ave., Newark, Ohio 43055.
Geraldine M. Dzierwa
Dec. 28, 1937-Feb. 1, 2002
A funeral service for Geraldine M. Dzierwa, 65, of Newark, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Service chapel, with Rev. Robert L. Knox officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Ms. Dzierwa, a homemaker, died Feb. 1, 2003, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center. She was born Dec. 28, 1937, in Columbus, to the late James and Margie (Holley) Carruthers.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Vicki White, of Buckeye Lake; Scott and Debbie Dzierwa, and Jim and Janice Dzierwa, of Newark; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Bill Parker, of Spring Lake, N.C., and Peggy and Grant Collins, of St. Louisville; 18 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny and Kathy Carruthers, Jim Carruthers, and Bruce and Joan Carruthers, all of Pickerington; one sister and brother-in-law, Debbi and Richard Price, of Greenfield, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ms. Dzierwa was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Dzierwa, in 1999; and two sisters, Dona and Judy.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio.