Jeanette R. Tippens
Jeanette Ranee Tippens, 36, of Harrisville Township, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at her home.
She was born March 1, 1965, in Medina and lived in the Medina and Chippewa Lake areas before moving to the Lodi area seven years ago. She was a 1983 graduate of Cloverleaf High School and a police academy graduate. She worked for a short time with the Grafton Village Police Department and was formerly employed with the Medina County Animal Shelter. She was a member of Polk AMVETS Post 149.
She is survived by her daughters, Jessica Mae, at home, and Nikkole Ellen Matson of Valley City; mother, Mrs. Don (Shirley) Mock of Polk; father, Howard (Phyllis) Clawson of Medina; sister, Mrs. Mike (Rachelle) Shadi of Lodi; half brother, Richard (Dee) Clawson of Westfield Township; niece, Tori Lin Shadi; and nephew, Ricky Clawson.
A private service will be held at Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. Pastor Henry Crowell of Taylors, S.C., will officiate.
Burial: Ashland County Memorial Park.
Mitchell G. Milanko
Mitchell G. Milanko, 68, of Brunswick Hills Township, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights after being diagnosed with cancer in December.
He was born May 6, 1932, in Cleveland and was a Medina resident for 44 years. Mr. Milanko enjoyed fishing, hunting, carving, woodworking and paint artistry. He was employed as a mechanical foreman for 30 years at University Hospitals of Cleveland, retiring in 1987. Mr. Milanko was a 40-year owner-operator of Mitch's Welding, being a welder of excellence for area businesses and residents.
Mr. Milanko is survived by his wife, Leona (nee Snider), with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on Aug. 18; daughter, Denise (Jeff) Aungst of Medina; sons, Dennis, Darrell and Derrick, all of Medina, and Douglas and Dean (Mary Jean, nee Peters) Milanko, both of Brunswick Hills; brother, Robert (Patricia, nee Durante) Milanko of Naples, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Florence Matyas of Middleburg Heights, Mabel Strnad of Cleveland and Florence Snider of Parma; brothers-in-law, Wally Schmidt of Illinois and William (Judy) Snider of Fairview Park; many nieces and nephews; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Denise Lancaster, and parents, Mitchell and Katherine Milanko.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday at Carlson, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 1642 Pearl Road (one-half mile south of state Route 303), Brunswick.
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery, Valley City.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Gladys A. Crabtree
Gladys A. Crabtree, 81, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Samaritan Care Center in Medina after a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 22, 1920, near Wilmot, Ohio, to Jacob and Caroline Snyder (Gardner). Gladys moved to Canton in 1940, where she was an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and worked at Aultman Hospital, until her retirement in 1984. She and her husband moved to Medina in 1997 to be near her daughter.
She is survived by her husband, Ira A. Crabtree, a resident of Samaritan Care Center; daughter, Caroline (Gary) Cook of Medina; son, Richard (Joyce) Crabtree of Fort Mill, S.C.; grandson, Jonathan Cook; and granddaughters, Kristen Cook and Erica and Kathryn Crabtree. She also is survived by her brothers, Lester (Margaret) and Ivan Snyder; sister, Dorothy (Norman) Albright; and 14 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Paul Snyder; and sister-in-law, Mildred Snyder.
A loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, she will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.
Service: 1 p.m. today at Reed Funeral Home, 705 Raff Road SW, Canton.
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery in Wilmot.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Canton.
Homer J. Gordon
Homer J. Gordon, 74, of Seville, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at Meadowview Care Center in Seville.
He was born in Seville to Sylvester and Hazel Schaffter Gordon and was a lifetime Medina County resident. He was a member of Creston Moose and Medina Eagles. He enjoyed playing cards, sports and his grandchildren. Mr. Gordon was a retired store manager for the state of Ohio Department of Liquor Control. He last worked in the Wadsworth store.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pat Gordon of Seville; son, Fred Gordon of Seville; son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Vickie Gordon of Spencer; sisters, Gladys Pease and Eva Meager, both of Seville, and Vera Fettler of Massillon; grandchildren, Lauren, Erin, Kelly, Tylor and Kelsey; and many nieces and nephews.
Service: 1:30 p.m. today at Armstrong-Waite Funeral Home, 25 Pleasant St., Seville. Pastor David Frederick will officiate.
Burial: Mound Hill Cemetery in Seville.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Seville-Guilford EMS, 6 Spring St., Seville, 44273.
Jack B. Harvey
Jack B. Harvey, 80, of Millersburg and Medina, died Thursday, March 1, 2001.
He was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Rushville, Ill., to Willis Fred and Olive (Drake) Harvey. Mr. Harvey retired from the Medina County Sanitary Engineering Dept. in 1982. He was an avid outdoorsman. Mr. Harvey was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in China.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Tupa; son, John (Mary) Harvey of Brownsburg, Ind.; granddaughter, Jennifer; grandson, Adam; and two great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by four brothers; a sister; and his first wife, Reda Tipton.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman. Chaplain Bill Davis will officiate.
Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, is handling the arrangements.
There will be no calling hours.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.
Charles L. Kuder
Charles Lee Kuder, 100, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Chapel Hill Community Home.
Mr. Kuder was born in Hinckley and resided in Wadsworth since 1927. He was employed at Babcock & Wilcox for 23 years, retiring in 1965. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Wadsworth Center for Older Adults, Wadsworth Grange and Guilford Grange. He enjoyed playing cards and puzzles.
Mr. Kuder is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Martha of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Barbara Ehret of Goshen, Ind., Daniel (Lisa) of Wadsworth; three great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Shook of Medina; and sisters-in-law, Olive Kuder of Berea and Edith Kuder of Medina.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (nee Abbot); son, Frank; sister, Elsie Patton; and brother-in-law, Al Green.
Service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. Rev. Jonathan A. Knight will officiate.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visitation: One hour prior to service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 215 High St., Wadsworth, 44281.
Jean F. Rini
Jean F. Rini, 92, has passed away.
She was the beloved wife of the late John G.; loving mother of Betty Anne Atwell (Herb), Jacquelyn Neighbor (Glen, deceased), and Guy (Christine); cherished grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother; dearest sister and aunt.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Golubski Funeral Home, 5986 Ridge Road, Parma.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Emma J. Yoss
Emma J. Yoss, 74, of West Salem, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Smithville-Western Care Center in Wooster.
She was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Creston to Howard and Ada (Howard) Young. She was a member of Pythian Sisters in Spencer and Crawford Corner Church in West Salem. Mrs. Yoss was a homemaker all her life.
She is survived by her husband, Bernard L. Yoss, whom she married March 1, 1947; children, Larry (Carolyn) Yoss of Brandon, Fla., Marilyn (Gary) Shearer and Wade (Robin) Yoss, both of West Salem, Carol Hamilton of Redford, Mich., Janet (Ronald) McKenzie of Lodi and Ray (Kristi) Yoss of Spencer; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers, Walter and Nester Young, both of Creston; and sister, Patricia Sampson of Wooster.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, William Young.
Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Matteson Funeral Home, 40 Congress St., West Salem. The Rev. Tom Matus will officiate.
Interment: Maple Hill Cemetery, Homer Township.
Visiting hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Anne M. Coticchia
Anne M. Coticchia, 94, passed away Monday, March 5, 2001.
She was the beloved wife of the late Dominic; dear mother of Donald, Susan Brown Colburn, Mary Ann Counsellor and the late Gloria McGuire and Dolores Smith; grandmother of 18; great-grandmother of 38; sister of the late Dominic Patacca.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Angela Merici Church, 20970 Lorain Road, Fairview Park.
Visiting hours: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Corrigan Funeral Home, Lorain Road at 208th Street, Fairview Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, 44256.
Angenette M. Gibson
Angenette M. Gibson, 69, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Fremont.
She was born March 14, 1931, in Cleveland.
Mrs. Gibson is survived by her husband, Ray L. Gibson of Brunswick; daughters, Judy (Howard) Zook of Medina and Terry (Martin) Rozman of Parma; son, Roy Gibson of Elgin, S.C.; sisters, Jean and Frances; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Victoria Buttolph; five brothers; and two sisters.
Service: 10 a.m. Friday at Jardine Funeral Home, 14701 Pearl Road, Strongsville. The Rev. Kenneth Morris will officiate.
Burial: Woodvale Cemetery, Middleburg Heights.
Visiting hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
David W. Kintop
David W. "Big Dave" Kintop, 47, of North Ridgeville, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at his residence following a battle with cancer.
Mr. Kintop was born in Medina and raised in Brunswick. He was a resident of Cleveland before moving to North Ridgeville in 1984. He was a 1971 graduate of Brunswick High School. Mr. Kintop was a laborer, employed by Abramo Construction Inc. in North Royalton for the past 11 years. Prior to working for Abramo, he was a railroad engineer with Conrail in Cleveland and was a police officer in Olmsted Falls and Canton. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Avon and Local Construction Workers Union 310 in Cleveland. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, restoring his 1956 Chevy, hunting, fishing and boating.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Susan (nee Zader); son, Steven, stationed at Beale Air Force Base in California; sisters, Terry Hargrove of Roanoke, Va., Vicki Patch of Chippewa Lake and Barbara Kintop of Brunswick; and brother, Russell of Brunswick.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Grace (nee Gedeon) Kintop, in 1997; father, Edward Kintop, in 1977; and brother, Daniel, in 1955.
Memorial Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 33601 Detroit Road, Avon. The Rev. John Misenko, pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
The Busch-Bogner Family Chapel in North Ridgeville is handling arrangements.