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Medina County, Ohio Obituary Collection

Medina County, Ohio Obituary Collection - 1

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Date: Tuesday, 21 December 2010, at 2:43 p.m.

Wade H. Failor
Wade H. Failor, 83, of Medina, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at Evergreen Care Center of Medina.

He was born in Medina and was a county resident all his life. He was employed at RCA Whirlpool. He was a World War II Army veteran and a lifetime member of Medina VFW 5137.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eleanor "Sally" (nee Dolan) Failor of Medina; sons, Alan (Carol) Failor of Medina and Raymond (Maryann) Failor of Seville; daughter, Debbie (Carl) Raatz of Wadsworth; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester R. and Blanche (nee Ewing) Failor.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.

Visiting hours: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Mary B. Gluvna
Mary Bernadette "Bernie" (nee Ellis) Gluvna, 57, of Elyria, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at the Cleveland Clinic following an extended illness.

She was born April 11, 1944, in Mobile, Ala., and was a resident of Elyria for the past 31 years. She was employed for the past 16 years as an administrative secretary of the city of Elyria's safety service department. She also was the co-owner of Wind & Sea Ltd. gift shop in Medina. For many years she served as the owner of the former Walter's Restaurant, a longtime landmark in the city of Grafton.

She was a parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Elyria and a member of St. Ann's Lodge Branch 114 of the First Slovak Catholic Ladies Union. Her favorite pastime was taking automobile trips throughout the continental United States.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Joseph J.; sons, Joseph W. of Elyria and James T. of Olmsted Township; daughter, Anne Arno of Elyria; five grandchildren; and brother, William Ellis of Mobile.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Katherine (nee Kearney) Ellis, and sister, Genevieve Blackburn.

Service: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Road (at state Route 57), Elyria.

Funeral Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria. The Rev. Joseph Wiegand, pastor, will officiate.

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Lorain, immediately following the Mass.

Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials be made in her name to the charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are under the combined direction of Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home and Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel of Lorain.

Hal E. Snedden
Hal Edward Snedden, M.D., 78, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Waverly Heights Nursing Home, Gladwyne Heights, Pa., after an extended illness due to massive strokes.

He was born Dec. 7, 1922, in Cleveland and lived in Medina until his marriage in 1952 to Faith Hawley of Westfield Center. Mr. Snedden graduated from Medina High School in 1940. He attended Ohio State University, Chicago University and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, graduating in 1950. Mr. Snedden specialized in orthopedics, serving in many capacities to further improvements for orthopedic patients. After a short time with Dr. Anthony DePalma, he went into practice at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Pa. One of his goals was the establishment of the Rehabilitation Center in Bryn Mawr.

Mr. Snedden was a 60-year member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Ohio State, a member of the Methodist Church in Pennsylvania and a faithful member of United Church of Christ Congregational while in Medina. His interests included horses and golf. He had his first pony at age 4 and went on to the "last tee shot" on many golf courses. Mr. Snedden served in the Air Force in World War II, stationed at Crile Hospital in Parma and then in England for three years.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Michael H., M.D. (Sally) of Bryn Mawr, Scott E. (Beth) of Mountain View, Calif., Todd B. (Debbie) of McAlean, Va., John B. (Kim) of Washington, D.C., and Matthew B. of Maniyunk, Pa.; daughter, Susan (Jud) Aaron of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Hal II, Emily, Heidi, Katherine, Ben, Bishop, Sam, Eloise and Jack; and sister, Elnor "Norie" Johnson of Medina.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R.E. "Jack" and Julia A. Snedden, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Margaret Hawley.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Wayne Presbyterian Church, Wayne, Pa.

Condolences may be sent to 350 Hidden River Road, Narberth, PA 19072.

Donations in his memory may be made to Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Center, new stroke unit, 414 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355.

Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, are handling local arrangements.

Joseph E. Vavrek
Joseph E. Vavrek, 78, of Brunswick, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, in Cleveland.

He was born July 20, 1922, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for 11 years. He worked as an assembler for Eaton Faywick Co. in Cleveland for 40 years. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the AFL-CIO and was a wonderful father and grandfather. His life was his family; they were his most important accomplishment.

He is survived by his daughters, Donna (Brian) Moran, Nancy (Ronald) Niemesch and Jeannie (Jeffrey) Kesterson; grandchildren, Kim, Bryan (Connie), Patrick, Matthew and Zachary; and great-grandchildren, Alex, Kate and Brad.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Vavrek (nee Paulocsak); sister, Ann Paulocsak; and brother, John Vavrek.

Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick.

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Leatha M. Behner
Leatha M. Behner (nee Johnson), 81, passed away Monday, May 14, 2001, at Magnolia Care and Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness.

Mrs. Behner was born in River Styx and resided in Wadsworth since 1929. She was a retired floral designer for Picket Fence Floral and a member of Northside Christian Church, Chapter 102 Order of Eastern Star and Sharon Center Grange. She was a past member of the Medina County Fair Board and AARP. She volunteered at area nursing homes and enjoyed bowling and square dancing.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Harland F.; 14 nieces and nephews; and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Johnson.

Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery. Procession will form at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Homes, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. Mike Simmons, minister, will officiate.

Visiting hours: 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 7:30.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-County Hospice or the Arthritis Foundation.

Peter Dmitruk
Peter Dmitruk, 82, of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2001, in Middleburg Heights.

He was born Feb. 16, 1919, in Cleveland and was a Medina County resident for two years. Mr. Dmitruk was a postal carrier for the Cleveland Post Office, retiring after 33 years of service. He served in the Army and was an avid gardener, enjoyed ballroom dancing and loved his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Peter W. and Martha Dmitruk of North Olmsted and Rick J. and Lynda Dmitruk of Brunswick; dear friend, Miriam Lewalk; grandchildren, Melissa, Brad, Darin, Amanda and Peter; great-grandchild, Connor; and sisters, Mary Fuizzotti of Parma Heights and Elenore Scheuring of North Royalton.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Wilma (nee Opava), and sister, Helen Hryb.

Service: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ambrose Parish in Brunswick. Father Hilkert will officiate.

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park.

Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 2200 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Family Home of Parma.

Hartsel B. McCoy
Hartsel B. McCoy, 67, of Medina, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 13, 2001, at Akron City Hospital.

He was born Jan. 30, 1934, to Hance and Sylvia V. (nee Cutlip) McCoy in Webster County, W.Va., and was a Medina County resident for 34 years. Mr. McCoy was an auto worker at General Motors in Parma for 30 years before retiring in 1996. He was a member of Middleburg Heights Church of God, and UAW 1005. Mr. McCoy was an Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie (nee Gibson), whom he married on June 10, 1967; daughters, Brenda K. (Merle) Mack of Medina, Regina F. Goon of Ashland, Vicky B. (Tony) Mattina of Brunswick and Kathy L. (Greg) Phillips of Seville; brother, Haze H. McCoy of Parkersburg, W.Va.; sisters, Waveline A. (Orville) Spittler of Rising Sun, Ohio, and Rella Gaye (Jack) Cogar of Seville; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Beverly McCoy.

Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (one-half mile west of Interstate 71), Medina. The Revs. Norman Nelson and George Regester will officiate.

Interment: Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina.

Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jimmy D. Morlock
Jimmy D. Morlock, 43, of Wadsworth, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at his home.

He was born in Cleveland and lived in Medina County most of his life. Mr. Morlock was a 1976 graduate of Buckeye High School and worked as a manager of the Brunswick Clark gas station. Mr. Morlock enjoyed bowling and turkey shoots. He served in the Navy for 16 years.

Mr. Morlock is survived by his wife, Gina of Wadsworth; daughters, Jamie Morlock of New Jersey, Janell Morlock of Wadsworth and Victoria Lynn Delacerna of Wadsworth; parents, Marvin and Doris Morlock of York Township; brother, Bruce Morlock of Lodi; and sister, Ann Karoui of York.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Otto and Leona Beran, and paternal grandparents, Victor and Helen Morlock.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday at Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road, Valley City.

At Mr. Morlock's request, his body was cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Megan L. Ognibene-Newman
Megan Louise Ognibene-Newman, 20, of Granger Township, died suddenly Saturday, May 12, 2001.

She was born Aug. 23, 1980, in Medina and lived in Medina County all her life. She was a habilitation specialist at the Medina County Society for Handicapped Citizens. She loved music and touched many people's hearts in many ways. She was a very understanding and caring person who loved her work with the handicapped population.

She will be greatly missed and mourned by her mother, Patricia Ognibene, and her father, Nicholas Newman. She also is survived by her sister, Carmen Newman; brothers, Nicholas (Jill) Ford and Mark Ford; grandmother, Mary Ognibene; aunts, Pamela and Peggy Ognibene and Dorothy, Kathy, Marlene and Cindy Newman; uncles, Joe (Jill) Ognibene, and Donald and Gerald Newman; niece, Emma Newman; and nephew, Nicholas Ford.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Nicholas Ognibene.

Service: 7 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Brunswick Chapel, 3300 Center Road (state Route 303 at Interstate 71).

Visiting hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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